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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaks at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, October 28, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
As we now know, the IRS tea party targeting scandal turns out not to have been about the tea party, because everyone got targeted, nor was it a scandal, because it's the IRS's job to make sure groups that request special tax treatment actually qualify for the privileges they seek. That notwithstanding, it's still a scandal in the Republican bubble, and Eric Cantor has a plan to keep the story alive within the echo chamber:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday will tell House Republicans that he plans floor votes before the August recess on a slew of bills in response to the IRS controversies.

The most intriguing: a bill to allow Americans to record conversations between themselves and federal enforcement officials.

Cantor also plans a vote on prohibiting IRS implementation or enforcement of Obamacare.

To put it another way, Cantor's solution to the IRS non-scandal is to turn every American into the next James O'Keefe and to repeal Obamacare. That's actually kind of perfect, because Republicans have yet to find a problem—real or imagined—that they didn't think could be solved by James O'Keefe armed with a recording device, by the full repeal of Obamacare, or by some combination thereof. With that kind of genius at work, it's not hard to understand why they are the most pathetically incompetent Congress in American history.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 12:12 PM PDT.

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