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The Left’s Excuse? Government Is Too “Vast”

Eager to insulate U.S. President Barack Obama against the fallout from multiple scandals (IRS, USDOJ and Benghazi), one of his top former advisors is offering up an interesting excuse. David Alexrod, Obama’s former senior strategist, claims the reason Obama is unable to sufficiently keep tabs on all the corruption in Washington, D.C. these days…

Eager to insulate U.S. President Barack Obama against the fallout from multiple scandals (IRSUSDOJ and Benghazi), one of his top former advisors is offering up an interesting excuse. David Alexrod, Obama’s former senior strategist, claims the reason Obama is unable to sufficiently keep tabs on all the corruption in Washington, D.C. these days is because … wait for it … government is so big.

“Apparently some folks down in the bureaucracy – you know, we have a large government – took it upon themselves to shorthand these applications for tax-exempt status,” Axelrod told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, referring to the IRS’ policy of discriminating against limited government groups.

Take a look …

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

Exactly … and that’s exactly the problem.

Naturally we reject Axelrod’s contention that Obama was unaware of these scandals. Clearly his administration knew what was happening at the IRS months ago, and the evidence of a high-level coverup in the Benghazi affair seems indisputable at this point.

But still … Axelrod’s admission is worth acknowledging, not because it lets Obama off of the hook (which it doesn’t) but because it highlights the extent to which government has become the unruly beast our founding fathers feared it would become.

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38 comments

half-vast May 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

Oh? And this is a surprise? Damn, why has this been kept a secret from America?

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half-vast May 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

Oh? And this is a surprise? Damn, why has this been kept a secret from America?

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GrandTango May 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

Liberals have a Long-practiced tradition of creating the problem, then campaigning against it. And FITS, you (and all moderates like you) can blame yourself for being too Stupid to figure it out…

Democrats wreck the education system: then demand Billions to fix it..

Democrats Crashed the housing market forcing banks to lend on their race-baiting…then blamed the banks and Bush (who warned them) for it…
They pit blacks against whites, then demand Billions in programs to pander to the bitter black population…

Democrats Get everything they want. and it turns out they’ve been Wrong over and over and over…and IDIOTS keep believing the media, and putting them back in office…
Stupidity of the voters leads to failure…and no more apparent is that than 2013 and the Most-Failed but “Liked” (as FITS always timidly prefaces) Corrupt and Hateful Obama Administration…

Problem is: The good people, who are paying the bills, have to suffer (and are punished) for the Ignorance of the pop culture drones..

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Buz Martin May 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

Yeah, I don’t think you would be happy with FITS unless he were actively calling for a sitting POTUS to be arrested and summarily executed for treason without benefit of a trial. Maybe not even then. You’d just say it was too little, too late.

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southmauldin May 20, 2013 at 10:19 am

Liberals! BRRRAAAKKK! IDIOTS! BRRRAAAAKKKK!
Keep it up, parroT.

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Blown Yer Wad May 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

T, a good comedian doesn’t use the same material at every show.

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Blown Yer Wad May 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

Although, having said that: “…Democrats fathered the ideology of free-love (wholesale humping by the mindless).” keeps on giving! Fucking genius!

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Jay Ellington May 20, 2013 at 11:08 am

Tango has a point about wrecking the education system. Last week my son was dropped on his head during what his openly gay assistant principal referred to as “reach around football”. So a kid can get expelled for a paper gun, but drop a kid on his head during what sounds like gay recess and there is nothing to see here.

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Teacher May 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

His Dad’s head would have bounced.

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GrandTango May 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

Like I told you: These Idiots cannot defend the content of their Ideology…They simply take my words (too Ignorant to come up w/ their own) and try to make the same ol’ lame attacks…
If the DNC or Chris Matthews does not give them a thought –they have none…

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The Blaze Told Me So May 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

Amen!

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Limbaugh May 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

Right on, T!

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Ann Cunter May 20, 2013 at 11:38 am

They should be put to death…

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GrandTango May 20, 2013 at 11:55 am

Maybe just use the IRS to Persecute and prosecute them, like the Obama Gestapo…

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Ann Cunter May 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Hell yeah, Baby!!

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Glenn May 20, 2013 at 11:44 am

Gt’s right…you guys have nothing to offer.

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Glenn May 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Just fuckin’ wit ya!

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tomstickler May 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

Whereas in South Carolina, government is half-fast

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tomstickler May 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

I meant to say half-vast.

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GrandTango May 20, 2013 at 11:56 am

As opposed to Obama’s government being: corrupt, deceitful, cheating and failed…

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Troll May 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Shave that shit off your face, you look like Abe fucking Lincoln!

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shifty henry May 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm

You should know that there really is a “Badass Lincoln” …..

tomstickler May 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

Whereas in South Carolina, government is half-fast

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tomstickler May 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

I meant to say half-vast.

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