Monday, June 03, 2013

The Spleen of Hearts

Crowley first — verdict afterwards.

When Candy Crowley asked Rep. Darrell Issa what his gut told him about the IRS scandal onFace the Nation Sunday, he said, “my gut tells me that too many people knew that this wrongdoing was going on before the election, and at least by some sort of convenient benign neglect allowed it to go on through the election, allowed these groups, these conservative groups, these, if you will, ‘not-friends-of-the-president’ to be disenfranchised through an election.” 
Despite Issa’s claims, there has been no testimony decisively linking the Obama administration or senior IRS officials with the actions of the Cincinnati branch. The only testimony that suggests a link is from excerpted interviews with IRS Cincinnati employees, excerpts edited and pruned by Issa himself...
As John Cole notes, the lies and slander and batshit conspiracy mongering that is now the casual, everyday, lingua franca of Conservatives has been so internalized as "normal" by our Vegetative State Media that it is only ever called into question by them once Liberals finally start punching back -- at which point in is invariably characterized as "Both Sides" being mean and shrill,

‘Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. ‘The idea of having the sentence first!’

‘Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple.

‘I won’t!’ said Alice.

‘Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.

‘Who cares for you?’ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) ‘You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’


Frank Stone said...

You know who else had a gut that told him stuff? Michael Chertoff.

How's his credibility doin' these days?

Fiddlin Bill said...

"Disenfranchised"? WTF! She should have stopped him right there, or at least forced him to make the argument (underpinned by Citizens United) that since money is now deemed speech, a pending tax exemption is the same thing as duct tape across the mouth.