Friday, August 2, 2013

A Weapon of Mass Distraction?  Obama Mocking of the  IRS Scandal as Phony, Ugly, and Derisive
“Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, the Mock Turtle replied, “ and the different branches of Arithmetic – Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision,”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The tongue-in-cheek satire below reminds me of President Obama’s characterizing attacks on his administration as “phony scandals.” 
Consider  the IRS scandal -  targeting conservative groups and denying them tax exempt status,  the Obama appointed top  IRS lawyer meeting in the White House the day before the targeting took place, the new IRS chief saying he prefers the current IRS health plan to Obamacare, the former IRS chief visiting the White House 157 times in two years before the targeting took place,  “rogue agents” in Cincinnati saying they got their marching orders from Washington, Lois Lerner taking the  Fifth, the headquartering in the White House of the IRS team responsible for implementing Obamacare.   
A phony scandal, a GOP weapon of mass distraction, happenstance, an coincidence,   that’s all it is, Obama says.
Well, maybe.
But this satire shows the power of the bully pulpit  in demonizing political opponeents.

‘A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.”

“He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.”

' ‘Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions
by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.'They use secret code names like "X" and "Y" and refer to themselves as ‘unknowns"’ but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philosopher Isosceles used to say, ‘There are 3 sides to every triangle.’
“When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, ‘If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes.' "
"White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent
or profound statement by the President. It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.”

Tweet:   The evidence is piling up, or bringing into question, whether IRS targeting of conservatives, is a  phony scandal or for real.

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