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Is anyone in our government in charge?

So Ed Morrissey points out that the IRS thing has been going on since 2011 and it’s just a “couple of agents” in a single per the official line.  Well, maybe four.

Except the agents in question are claiming only to have done what their bosses wanted.  And their bosses?  We don’t know.  We don’t know who they are.  After all, it was only a couple of letters to a couple of right of center organizations.

But again, per Morrissey, these two – or four – agents were busy little people in that one office.

Did I say 300 organizations? According to the report, Reps. Jim Jordan and Darrell Issa now put that number closer to 500.  If it was just these four agents, they’d have to have been rather, er, productive.

Yeah.  And they did it all over the US and all by themselves for two years.

Is anyone in charge up there?  Does anyone even know what’s going on?  And, if someone is in charge, are we ever going to hold them accountable?

Trust in government?

What trust?


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19 Responses to Is anyone in our government in charge?

  • “I don’t know”.
    Whatever we have, don’t you think we need MORE of this kind of government!

    • But these four agents had omni-present abilities that should be rewarded.
      If four agents can do this much ..  we can shrink the IRS

      • Really, no wonder their actual at the time not now being punished boss got a $100,000 in bonus pay!

  • I think it’s time to re-read John Ross’s book “Unintended Consequences”.

  • Hey isn’t this profiling? Should the Left be all over this? Chirp, chirp, …

  • You actually expect accountability from Pres. Bystander? Hey, he let a guy go who was going to be leave in June anyway – there’s your accountability! And a couple of nameless faceless drones got underbussed – or so they say. There’s your accountability!

  • Pres. Sleeper did himself no good this day.
    From now on, every word he says will be more skeptically dealt with, and this is just the start.
    There WILL be civil law suits against the Feds by individual people and their organizations, and discovery is a bitch.
    Defending Holder and blaming Benghazi on the Congress just look stupid and weak…which they are, of course.
    SEVERAL people are calling for a special prosecutor in the IRS debacle, and I think it better than even odds there will be one.
    I ALSO think a Select Committed is in the cards on Benghazi.

    • “What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” Matthews said.
      “So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,” Matthews continued. “But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.”

      When you lose a hyper-partisan like Chris Matthews, you’ve done your self no favour.

    • CHRIS MATTHEWS: This is the worst thing you can do about government, is undermine the basic trust. That although it could be tough and tax rates could be tough on you they roughly fair; that they’re not out to screw some group. Now anybody out there in the country can say, hey, I don’t trust these guys. They were targeting us. The gun people can say it, everybody on the right can say it. The Republican party, I’m telling you, this is worth five or ten points to everybody out there who was ready to lose an election next year. And I’ll tell you, this is Mitch McConnell’s ticket to ride. He will not have a serious opponent, And you got to see Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania have a real chance to get re-elected.  Cuccinelli is loaded for bear down with this, baby, down in southern Virginia. This is his ticket right now.


    How hard is it to trace that “leak”?
    You start at entering 1600 Pennsylvania in your GPS.

    Not ezzzactly like Raylan Givens…

  • Someone — at the Weekly Standard, I think — said something pithy about this issue.  I can’t remember the exact words, so I’ll give my version of it:
    “Apparently, the only unit of the executive branch over which Obama has executive control is SEAL TEAM SIX!”

    • That is an interesting point. When subordinates do something worthy, Obama is all over the credit. When they do something unworthy, he (and his various underlings) do whatever is needed to place the blame elsewhere.

    ANNNNDDDa the losing trend in the courts continues with the Obamabanana Republic….

    • The irony of Obama’s recess appointments render the NLRB impotent is a case study in unintended consequences.

  • Just how telling was it to hear the montage of Eric (The Coward) Holder saying five hundred times “I don’t know” “I don’t recall” “that wasn’t my responsibility”
    Let’s face facts, it all comes down to bald faced lies, incompetence or some combination of the two.
    The Progressives, who constantly crow for ever larger government daily, make the case for the exact opposite, the very point the TEA Party has been espousing all along.

  • No single individual is “in charge.”  An ideology is running the show.

    • But they most assuredly have a “steering current” that flows from Pres. Side Show.