JON KARL: How was this allowed to go on for 18 months? I mean, there were public reports while this was still happening of groups complaining that they had been asked these outrageous questions --Yeah, why didn't Obama stop the IRS targeting? As Jon Karl says, there were public reports about it while this was still happening, so clearly, Obama must have known about it and decided to cover it up in order to sway the election, right? As Jon says:
KARL: There were public reports that this stuff was going on almost a year before the presidential election.And yet despite these "public report" from "almost a year before the presidential election" Obama did nothing. How deeply sinister! It's clear there was a cover-up!
But I'll admit that I'm confused about one thing. If there was a cover-up, why was the information about the targeting already public? And if the information about the scandal was already public, why didn't Jon Karl or ABC run a single report about it until this month? Were they in on the cover-up that wasn't a cover-up because it was public?
And just in case your head's already hurting from trying to connect Karl's nonsensical logic to facts, here's another head-splitter: If Obama was covering up this thing that was in the public record that ABC was refusing to cover, why is that when Republicans in Congress learned about the IRS's internal inquiry, they said nothing? Were they secretly on Obama's payroll?
These are tough questions, but let's give Karl one last chance to put Carney on the spot:
KARL: You're missing the point of my question. Public reports almost a year before the election. Is there any responsibility from the administration of saying, hey, IRS, we don't treat groups differently based on politics [instead of waiting] for the report after the election to make a comment?Wait, suddenly it all makes sense to me. Jon Karl is part of Barack Obama's conspiracy to make Republicans look like dolts. First, he uses nonexistent email quotes to convince Republicans that a nonexistent Benghazi scandal is actually the biggest thing ever, only to have the air popped out of that balloon. Now he's trying to convince Republicans that the IRS scandal was already public knowledge in 2012, which totally explains why neither he nor ABC ever reported on it and why it was so easy for Obama to cover it up.
Now that I've figured out that Jon Karl is actually an Obama stooge, the one thing that's perfectly clear is that Karl is doing all this to distract attention from the real scandal: President Obama was actually born in Benghazi, and The State Department sent the CIA there to cover the tracks of the ATF agents who had erased evidence of Obama's real birth certificate.