There can be no doubt that President Obama approves of the objectively criminal behavior of the IRS. Why wouldn’t he?
They are targeting (a term that former IRS head Steven Miller objects to) critics of Obama for harassment and extra scrutiny. What does Obama do every time he takes to a microphone?
He targets his political opponents: he accuses them of being evil (without having to use the actual word, of course). He says that we want “dirtier air, dirtier water, and less people with health insurance.”
His intent is to ensure that people think of his political opponents as disreputable scumbags who don’t deserve even the most basic respect.
Barack Obama’s tactics go far beyond “the Chicago way.” This is straight out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
This is straight out of the Kremlin.
Obama is not behaving like the leader of the free world, rather, he is behaving like a third-world despot, who uses the apparatchik of the federal government to heavy-handedly smite his political opponents because he can’t beat them in the arena of ideas.