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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) (R), speaks with Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) at Capitol Hill in Washington June 20, 2012. The House Oversight and Government Operations Committee is conside
Today in "both sides do it" punditry, Ron Fournier explains that both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for politicizing the scandal that nobody has found at the IRS but which Rep. Darrell Issa is quite certain is there. We'll cut to the punchline.
Stop lying. Both sides are distorting the facts for political gain, but Issa is the worst abuser. As Dana Milbank pointed out in his Washington Post column: [several examples of Darrell Issa lying his ass off]

Milbank is right: Issa has found no proof, and he should be held accountable for suggesting otherwise. But it's almost as dishonest for Democrats to claim that there is no proof. We don't know what a full and fair investigation would yield. We don't know the truth. It's been silenced.

The pundit's on fire: Issa's wrong for saying there's proof of an IRS conspiracy because he's found no such proof, but Democrats are wrong for saying there's no proof just because Issa has never found any. BRILLIANT.

Truly, both sides are to blame. Why must both sides mislead the public so?

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Originally posted to Hunter on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST.

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