“Welcome to the second term, Mr. President,” Tom Brokaw remarked on Monday’s Morning Joe, as the panel veered again into a discussion about the scandal regarding the IRS targeting conservative political groups — for which it has apologized. Chuck Todd, too, weighed in on the matter, questioning why more Democrats haven’t been more outraged.
President Obama needs to go public and deem the IRS’
actions outrageous and unacceptable, Brokaw asserted. He needs to find
those responsible and clean house. It’s not a political issue, Brokaw
contended — “it’s about trusting your government.”
Todd jumped into the discussion, asserting that Obama had a chance to
address the issue on Friday during a health care event. It was a wasted
opportunity, and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s “very weak” response wasn’t sufficient. (Continues)