One has to wonder if Obama’s former Senior Adviser David Plouffe was able to stand up after his appearance on This Week with Democratic Party Operative George Stephanopoulos. A normal person would be dizzy for weeks after all of that spinning. Just look at this exchange with Karl Rove:
DAVID PLOUFFE, FORMER SENIOR ADVISOR TO BARACK OBAMA: But there’s been no suggestion. The independent, the prosecutor looked at this – excuse me, the inspector general – said there was no politics involved in this. No one has indicated at all that the White House is involved. The IRS director was appointed under President Bush, served under both presidents, attested. No one from, so this was not a political pursuit.
Actually the inspector general did not say there was no politics involved, he said there was no evidence of politics BUT that his report was an audit not an investigation and motivation is discerned from an investigation (which he is conducting right now).
PLOUFFE: Not baloney, Karl.
ROVE: If it was not political then why are only conservative groups being targeted?
PLOUFFE: There were liberal groups targeted.
ROVE: Oh really? Name one. Name one. But what conservative, what liberal group had Tea Party or patriot in its name that it was targeted? Not a single liberal group has appeared to say…
But it wasn’t politically motivated? Come on Karl, you are forgetting that there might of been imaginary liberals who were targeted.
PLOUFFE: You’re taking license here, Karl.
ROVE: No, I’m not. I am not at all.
PLOUFFE: This was not an effort driven by the White House. It would be the dumbest political effort of all time. Okay? This was IRS people…
ROVE: I didn’t suggest it was being driven by the White House. But I do think when the President…
PLOUFFE: So you think people sitting in the Cincinnati office decided…
ROVE: No, no, I think people sitting in Cincinnati, Laguna Nigel, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., listened to Senator Max Baucus, Senator Chuck Schumer, President Obama. When President Obama goes out in 2008, 2010 and calls these groups quote “a threat to democracy,” he’s blowing the dog whistle.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: How do you explain it when the administrator who was overseeing this went back and said actually narrow the guidelines, was trying to get them to change and they wouldn’t do it?
ROVE: Well look, that’s my point. We have a culture at the IRS that has been going after conservative groups, and this administration has done an ineffective job of managing it. When this issue came up in 2010, if the administration was serious about it, President Obama should have picked up the phone and called Geithner at Treasury and said, “You better get your secretary for Treasury or the undersecretary to check into this because this is corrosive of our democracy to have the IRS targeting conservative groups.”
The administration is in full spin mode, the problem for them is the people don’t want spin they want truth. After a litany of lies over the past five years even the most die-hard Obama fans are starting to feel a bit uneasy every time an administration spokesman opens their mouth. The real question no one asks is if the White House wasn’t involved why are they spending so much time spinning and so little time getting out the truth?
Source of video and transcript is Newsbusters.