If Booooosh had joked about using the IRS as an attack dog...

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    Would we have never heard the end of it? A POTUS making a joke, pretending to threaten anyone with a IRS audit?

    Well, it happened and it's all okay, because it was The Obama making the joke. He said, Wednesday at his commencement speech at Arizona State University:

    "I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket," he said, referring to the school's basketball team. "It won't happen again. President Crow and the board of regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS."

    Now, this is wrong on so many levels. The President making such a joke, alluding to the power he has to mess people up, really is unseemly.

    Had Boooosh done the same thing, there would have been howls for immediate impeachment. Congressional investigations, late-night incessant jokes, you name it.

    But look at this another way -- what if it turns out that ASU President winds up in the dragnet of random IRS audits now? Completely unrelated to the joke you understand, but still getting audited all the same! This gaffe by Obama actually would put him in a bad position were this to happen.

    Also, c'mon now Mr. President -- you nominated at least six tax cheats/incompetent tax filers to cabinet positions in your administration! Were you going to order targeted audits, shouldn't you start with those tax-challenged folks first?

    You're not some undergrad anymore Mr. President, trying to fit in and be the cool kid, trying not to be a "sellout" as you described in your book.... You really gotta watch what the fuck you say out there now.

    A truly idiotic joke that really has no good defense or even a good excuse. We don't even joke about such abuse of power.
     
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    every little nasty thing he says will be attributed to being a "joke" by the left.

    but he's not joking.. he means it..
     
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    Its obviously not his first idiotic response/reply and will not be his last.
    Just like his on the 73rd day Ill rest comment ....
    Unbelievable
     
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    I don't go so far as to think he actually would use the IRS against anyone for personal reasons. I am pretty sure however he will use it to go after large groups.
     
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    Both his and GW's administration have used the threat of audits against the banks and their boards. What was done regarding GM president and Chrysler bankruptcy were just such abuses. He was not joking.
     
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    I'd like to see any evidence that Bush's Treasury Dept threatened anyone with an audit.

    And c'mon now, Obama WAS joking. He would never go after a University President and its board of regents over a flubbed basketball playoff bracket. He and his team are simply too stupid and insensitive to realize that these type of jokes are inappropriate.
     
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    that's supposedly sop,, in attacking your opponents!
     
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    Well, the unfortunate timing of this joke -- shortly after he and TurboTax Tim announced a big IRS "crackdown on tax cheats" does make the joke even more unseemly.
     
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    People tend to say what is in their hearts. The IRS is the first line of harrassment for many if you piss them off or get in their way. Thankfully many IRS agents are well aware of this ploy another will use to attempt to harrass another.
     
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    :lol: he just authorized the hiring of 800 additional employees for the IRS and they won't be auditing Democwats!
     

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