There’s Hope For America Yet!
WELL … SORT OF …
A whopping 76 percent of American voters think U.S. President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) deliberately destroyed the emails of Lois Lerner, the ex-bureaucrat at the heart of the agency’s efforts to discriminate against limited government groups.
That’s according to a Fox News poll released this week …
The survey – conducted from June 21-23 – found that vast majorities of “Republicans” (90 percent), independents (74 percent) and Democrats (63 percent) aren’t buying the Obama administration’s story that Lerner’s emails were accidentally destroyed during a hard drive crash.
In fact only twelve percent of voters subscribe to that fiction … while another 12 percent aren’t sure.
Those are pretty compelling numbers, people. And the best evidence yet that Obama has a major problem on his hands as it relates to this scandal.
Lerner infamously pleaded the Fifth Amendment last year in response to questions about her role in the scandal. Meanwhile Obama said in a February interview with Fox News that there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” related to the IRS scandal.
The IRS scandal was all the rage earlier this year, but since then “Republicans” have been far too busy targeting Tea Party candidates for defeat, ramping up funding for domestic spying and warmongering in the Middle East to pay it much mind.
Limited government groups (we’re bringing this story full circle, aren’t we?) are encouraging them to get their heads in the game, though.
“The only visible follow up by House committees on the missing Lerner emails — so far — has been to hold more hearings and to subpoena Lerner’s hard drive,” writes Robert Romano of Americans for Limited Government (ALG). “No new subpoenas have been issued for the Lerner emails that might be on other federal email servers.”
“Where’s the urgency?” Romano asks.
That’s a damn good question …
Romano adds that “time is of the essence, particularly if House members believe evidence is being destroyed.”
He’s right …
Clearly the Obama’s Justice Department isn’t going to take any action … so it’s up to congressional leaders to get off the snide. In fact we’re amazed former prosecutor Trey Gowdy – the South Carolina Republican who has been so effective in going after this agency – isn’t taking more of a leadership role here.
“Of all the scandals hanging over the Obama administration, its use of the IRS to silence political opposition in advance of the 2012 election – and the subsequent coverup of the scandal – is by far the most egregious,” we wrote earlier this year. “That’s why Obama is doing his best to sweep it under the rug.”
Obama’s problem? The public isn’t buying it …