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Pelosi Blames Bush, Big Gov’t For IRS Scandal

From CNS News:

Pelosi: Obama ‘Doesn’t Know About Everything That Is Going on in Every Agency of Gov’t’

By Elizabeth Harrington | May 23, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday during a press conference on Capitol Hill that the buck doesn’t stop with President Barack Obama on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal, because he cannot "know about everything that is going on in every agency of government."

"Well, the president doesn’t know about everything that is going on in every agency of government," Pelosi said in response to a reporter asking, “Doesn’t the buck stop with him (Obama)? Shouldn’t he have known about all of these things, but he says he didn’t know about any of this?”

"Should Mr. Boehner have known, because this is his neighboring district in Cincinnati where the IRS office is? I don’t think you can hold him accountable for what happened in that IRS office," Pelosi said.

Is Nancy Pelosi really that pathetically ignorant about our federal system? The IRS is part of the executive branch, not the legislative branch.

Pelosi was asked whether the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups will hurt the Democrats in the 2014 elections, since the scandal happened on Obama’s watch.

Pelosi pointed to President George W. Bush, who appointed IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who served at the agency until November 2012…

As we have previously mentioned, Douglas Shulman is a Democrat. Shulman gave $500 to the Democrat National Committee one month before his appointment by Bush in 2004. And even after his appointment by Bush, Shulman’s wife contributed to Kerry in 2004 and to Rep. Donna F. Edwards, a Maryland Democrat, in 2006.

“I’ve said before, what they did was wrong, the inspector general has said over and over it is not illegal…"

Which only shows that the Treasury’s Inspector General is also pig ignorant of the law.

"But again, the IRS is an independent agency…"

The ‘independence’ of the IRS is exactly what is in question here.

A reporter then asked, "Doesn’t the buck stop with him (Obama)? Shouldn’t he have known about all of these things, but he says he didn’t know about any of this."

Pelosi said Obama should not be held accountable any more than speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio).

"Well, the president doesn’t know about everything that is going on in every agency of government," Pelosi said. "Should Mr. Boehner have known because this is his neighboring district in Cincinnati where the IRS office is? I don’t think you can hold him accountable for what happened in that IRS office."

Again, how can someone holding elected office be so uninformed? Did she never take a civics class?

"I think that obviously the public will make its decision about it, but that’s it," she said.  "A Bush appointee – under his leadership this happened." …

Which is why Republicans should never try to be bi-partisan and appoint Democrats. They should always do a thorough cleaning.

Pelosi’s defense of Obama is similar to former senior advisor David Axelrod, who said Obama cannot keep track of the scandals because the government is "so vast."

"Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know, because the government is so vast,” Axelrod said.

And just as oblivious to the incredible irony of it all.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 24th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Pelosi Blames Bush, Big Gov’t For IRS Scandal”

  1. Liberals Demise

    What a ignorant pig!
    Jeremiah Wright “The chickens have come home to roost”.

  2. Ms. Pierogi … that’s exactly the job definition of Chief Executive Officer

    You witch

  3. Noyzmakr

    Does anyone else find it strange that this journalist, Elizabeth Harrington, repeated Pelosi’s same idiotic line 4 times in this story?




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