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Well it had to hurt to wake up at the White House this morning.
And see this on the front page of USA today the big headline above the fold.
IRS gave the past two liberals.
Referring to one of three scandals threatening the administration.
And that's just the beginning when Brian Williams -- talking Watergate Jon Stewart stops covering for you.
And even tax cheat Charlie Rangel won't stick up Freel.
Things are not looking -- at 16100 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The last time the government was -- looking into the phone calls of reporters and using the IRS for political purposes it was the Nixon era.
President when did you find out about the IRS targeting conservative groups I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people.
Learned about this I think it was on Friday.
Noted the obvious thought run that -- a black -- I -- the president President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed.
When he -- himself announcing it.
I don't think anyone truly believes that the president has given that sufficient answer -- America much less about breast.
I think this is just the beginning.
You didn't just soliciting I promise that really happened.
And you know Eric I wanna congratulate the media today and the comedians.
Finally they are seeing what we have been saying for years welcome to 2007.
-- -- -- not a bit of course it's all on the heels.
Of the eight.
Pres Obama has a Chicago style ring around him a bit of -- Valerie Jarrett.
Are colder Jack -- Jay Carney they lock arms and a former ring around -- Obama so that even if he is calling the shots from within the ring.
That ring is is shielding him as as of the -- comes back.
-- don't but there's a way to break the -- Remind people about all these scandals we got to stay on it being got these huge guys and we can talk about eighteen -- -- so what we got a standing does -- and we will later but.
Keep reminding people because in the voting Booth when people think about these scandals they go to vote.
That's the way to send the message that -- -- -- -- -- political elitism crap anymore.
Blame the media though on some level -- -- -- should have happened in 20072008.
They wanted to be a part of history dame did not even one report that he was untested or about his lack of record.
So can we blame them or I don't reporting know that I would never blame the media and -- out enough and there no it's true what we're seeing really is that therapy session.
Kind of an intervention for all the media.
-- they didn't break.
The IRS story the story came to them so I have no I have no sympathy for them now that they've seen you know their golden hero ballpark.
I will say this Obama President Obama is a genius.
He said that he wanted and hyper partisanship.
He threw his.
He's united factions as desperate as the Tea Party in -- left wing media are now united under saying this guy's an incompetent boob when he said.
He was talking about they've -- -- And he said there was no there there.
That now actually applies to him now.
And that -- I'm well.
The headline that you held up it says IRS.
I guess is not enough room to say the Obama IRS targeted liberals but it.
They -- governing inside and then -- the last five years and they were so protected from everything but I tell you something.
The media dropped the ball on -- but.
Don't be fooled.
By next week.
Now all be coming back around and trying to help and -- -- how responsible they called for a commission and everything's going to be fine and you know what there was no apparent there.
I guarantee it by Tuesday it -- -- -- are there to see Paul begala say the Tea Party was right.
And I'm wondering Bob if you're gonna see a split -- Davis as the -- come back around you also see Democrats who worked for Clinton.
Start to focus off Ben Ghazi and get onto these other scandals do you think it on it in a political.
From a political perspective the Clinton people are saying let's get off Ben -- this is great let's talk about the IRS and shipped off her because she's going to be running.
I had an descendant -- that mean if -- -- fiery in that group are probably would try to do that but I -- say two things Greg said that ago Obama was genius.
And then went on to say and a pejorative -- weather wise but.
What data set is important here he is very good at coming out these things I would not count him out I think -- -- this guy isn't it fantastic communicated.
He -- he didn't he needs to communicate but here's a couple things say.
I -- -- I think is getting.
I understand for people died I don't think it's a big scandal there on the AP the AP -- brought from the justice department for breaking the Espionage Act by leaking that information.
And whoever in the administration gave -- don't wanna be arrested as well.
And I think -- IRS that's easy when that is just terrible horrible ridiculous scandal and it should be dealt with.
But I I think the other two when he can certainly draw scandals I.
I did -- it is not anywhere near scandal for me.
Well this time can I ask you -- what you think he's such a fantastic communicators in the making a couple of examples.
One of the on the Ben Ghazi peace.
Because they weren't transparent the beginning.
They have dealt with a nine month long.
Process and other media's giving birth to the story.
On the second one on IRS peace so no one told the president.
Until Friday that this is happening even though Jay Carney says at the White House has notified two weeks ago.
And then the president -- put out a very strong statement but only after the media covers five days later his statements very distraught.
I just as -- can say a sentence well I don't think that makes them great communicators I think they've actually proven to be very bad.
Well that maybe -- maybe from the standpoint of managing the government -- -- terrorism campaign this guy came from behind and won reelection in the year that he never should have done -- -- -- -- such good candidate.
If regular programs at such a bad candidate he should not have been reelected by every historical mark we've ever -- that should have been beaten.
Can I make a point two about.
You brought -- the Tea Party.
Tea Party did something that.
Was fairly brave and mocked.
They spoke truth to power -- -- what in what one of the most powerful likeable presidents in the country they spoke truth to them.
This is the fantasy of every left wing group to be the target.
Of the IRS or to -- the target of -- governor because it's incredibly romantic.
Occupy Wall Street would've loved for this to happen this is what they make movies out of in a weird way the Tea Party is the modern black Panthers.
So maybe the media should have listened maybe the media should be apologizing to the to the Tea Party.
Maybe Robert Redford should make a movie about the Tea Party because they.
They truly are the revolutionaries.
They're the ones who spoke with the power and they got persecuted right that's that's right that's -- -- you said that he is a good campaigner but an and it could communicate -- But the reason he was such a good communicators is everything that he said the media ran -- -- -- they printed every story they didn't print select stories and they carry his water so it was easy for him to be a good campaigner and think about this.
He was such a good campaign here he wasn't doing his job and that's the crux of every single one of you handle it you're -- -- -- -- and -- you'd -- okay Wall Street there are some reporters I will say that that have done excellent work summit CBS some of the Wall Street Journal.
Some that other other news outlets absolutely.
But the bulk of the media Bob bought into this entire thing they didn't report he wasn't -- like to watch an empire is that a -- at a tank.
So instead so it's a two or three years -- -- by the Al bought into the war Iraq two and then they backed off after three years and it's you know.
They advised that these media is not exactly -- -- -- that independently minded.
And we're buying into right now because the real story here is -- -- Ghazi.
Terror attacks larger or much because it's the risk was four Americans were dead and there are a lot of questions that still lead answering who -- who.
Called it for the stand down order who pushed him who who who actually change -- talking points and why the both those questions need to be answered this AP stuff.
You're right it's all smoke and mirrors right now they've got him covered in the AP stuff Carney says all pres Obama -- he himself said.
He didn't know until he heard about it via.
News outlets the -- story same thing it's an isolated case a couple low level IRS agents in Cincinnati maybe maybe the only -- That's impossible -- have run directly to acquire the Washington.
But they don't have been -- I'm going to tell you what though if I were Rush Limbaugh after seeing Jon Stewart I would buy a lottery ticket today.
Well speaking of John cigarettes like we ever get us -- What -- -- -- if this is his lucky day that it lets say any joy not president Obama's and questions.
Are being asked what about his responsibility will remember this flashback President Obama said.
The buck stops with him.
When you're president you've got to.
Walk and chew gum at the same time ultimately the buck stops with me as president -- responsibility for everything to some degree.
But look at how he and his advisors.
Have explained that.
First -- -- the the CIA you know what the agency that.
Made changes to the edits and -- into that.
Talking point the whole issue of this of talking points.
Frankly throughout this process has been a sideshow I would afraid of the IRS -- don't have information about that we have no knowledge of any attempt by the Justice Department C phone records.
Of the Associated Press part of being president is.
There's so much underneath you.
That you can't know because the government so vast.
Carney said it was a sideshow Dana it looks like a three ring circus -- President Obama as the ringleader there and Eric -- the bearded lady.
And you can cut you can keep going on that and -- -- what do you sense -- the buck stops here true but they make sure that the buck never gets there because they never -- -- thing.
As a -- apparently can just say all I had and a.
At -- Nancy -- I disagree I I I honestly think he's calling the shots.
But they've got that that ring now holder decided it Elway and -- -- -- -- -- accusing myself because if my deputy Kazaa a because they testified -- -- Mike.
Might deputy attorney job they have so many -- -- -- guys get over it when the when the flak comes back they say pres Obama didn't know about it meanwhile there's no.
Wait in the world went all the stuff is breaking and then -- or breaking with the IRS or breaking with the AP that someone doesn't say it present.
We have this issue here and it's going to be big you wanna know.
Fact of the matter is the book is stopping there he's now been he's now put on point and open up to one point the point is now the president has staged.
He does have to have the -- -- where -- -- on his -- and he's -- to -- -- -- these things.
It's as simple as he -- Have a bigger problem if and if -- could look beyond just attorney for hour news cycle and a longer term legacy problem and that is one of governing whether you're Republican or Democrat.
You don't want to be the president to like Nixon.
Basically -- destroyed nosedive people's trust in government.
And it took years and decades -- and different parties and lots of people working on it to try to build that back that's been going down over the last ten to twelve years.
But this is because of these scandals all happening at the same time it is a collapse of confidence in government that is so large that if they don't do something quite dramatic.
An independent and to show that the Tea Party and whoever else a liberal groups anybody else -- things that it is wrong with that I arrested.
That they will have fallen short and they will not serve President Obama well in history that they have to living -- -- each -- -- you consummation number of second term presence again this kind of trouble.
When they get weather was next and whether it was regular Dixon -- -- Watergate Reagan on Iran -- He promised his number one promise was to restore the faith in government.
And I read it every presences that I know and they have not raise the bar as high as President Obama did I mean he is expectations were so high.
And Greg at the value of the criticisms and the President Obama would golf too much -- campaign too much she wasn't focused he's playing basketball hot nob with celebrities.
Doesn't this prove the point now that the criticism was valid that he wasn't focused on the job or just dating care.
It reminds me of a guy in college I knew who we rented don't we rented a Winnebago and -- out of game USC.
And he put it on cruise control.
And he came back and sat down because you didn't understand what cruise control was.
Just beat you you cannot detach yourself from the steering wheel and that's what happened -- Obama stepped away because he was so cool so -- he thought he could.
But if you look at IRS and you look at and Gaza -- of one thing in comedy happened prior to an election.
Basically Obama drove those dogs out into the woods and let them there and those Dodds came back here just off.
Out of Watergate and so they're -- -- and until afterwards -- by the way you can you comparing.
This is him with -- his problems with Watergate.
A lot of people are not -- that I am sick that's me up to me that I think they think we're I think he'd -- I think what we have just foolish hot hot hot.
Died in -- -- just -- nobody died in Watergate and -- misleading equalled out really aggressive yesterday -- -- and I got an.
You said when I said can you imagine if Nixon would have done this.
It flouting an ignoring -- every possible protocol that the Department of Justice set for itself to spy -- are not my words -- -- words of the New York Times.
And subpoena over a hundred reporters phones at let's say the Washington Post.
Nixon did not do that he didn't do that even closer -- level why he fired it.
She is independent prosecutor do you like -- that you do actors -- you don't think that's a problem.
-- that's -- -- like when when Hillary hired.
But that it got investor.
The ambassador and ever in the admiral to do her AR -- that you've got to shreds is about actually show you ask you about guys we have got sixteen tries.
We have a Fox News alert this is breaking news here at the -- at the White House has just released over a hundred pages of emails on Ben Ghazi this just drinking of course.
This -- something that I thought they -- -- under him he now help Stephen Hayes has called for.
And a number of others it's the subject of an editorial today that he's been pushing to release the emails.
It's also something that David Axelrod said this morning.
That they should do and it looks like they have done it.
And -- -- a city released to the transcription didn't.
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