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“He put a target on our backs, and he’s now going to blame the people who are shooting at us?” asks Idaho businessman and longtime Republican donor Frank VanderSloot.
The WSJ’s Kimberly Strassel says the IRS scandal goes to the top. The president publicly implied enemies were out to get him and that set the tone.
Vandersloot was a wealthy contributor to the Romney campaign. He was subjected to searches of his divorce records and 3 IRS audits. He spent $80,000 defending himself.
The thrill is gone even for Chris Mathews when it comes to the president’s engagement in his job. Dana Milbank calls him the “Passerby President”. David Fredosso at the Washington Examiner tweeted that ” Seal Team 6 is the only govt agency that acts directly on Obama’s behalf. All others are run by front-line employees making grave errors”.(Jeffy is Jeff Keene of Family Circus Fame.)
John Dickerson at Slate says Obama is making the case for conservatism better than Republicans do.
In a variation on his “you didn’t build that” theme, President Obama told Ohio State grads to lose individual ambition and embrace their government. Update: Otherwise, expect an IRS audit.
He implored the new grads to reject:
“the voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems…”
And while they’re at it, reject the idea of checks and balances because:
“we sometimes forget the larger bonds we share, as one American family.”