Dana Milbank Upset Democrats Dare Accuse Bush, Bush Admin. Of Wrong Doing

Oh, wait, sorry, he’s upset that Republicans have suggested that Obama and his administration might have engaged in wrong doing and could be involved in the IRS targeting scheme

Accuse first and ask questions later

A third House committee joined the stampede to examine the IRS on Monday, and its chairman did exactly what you would expect somebody to do before launching a fair and impartial investigation: He went on Fox News Channel and implicated the White House.

Asked by Fox’s Bill Hemmer what he hoped to learn at Monday afternoon’s hearing, Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) offered this bit of pre-hearing analysis:

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“Of course, the enemies list out of the White House that IRS was engaged in shutting down or trying to shut down the conservative political viewpoint across the country – an enemies list that rivals that of another president some time ago.”

It was a sentence in need of a verb but packed with innuendo. And it is part of an approach by House Republicans that seems to follow the Lewis Carroll school of jurisprudence. Not only are they placing the sentence before the verdict, they’re putting the verdict before the trial.

Welcome to politics, Dana. Remember when Democrats, and their paid flacks like Milbank (hey, if Climate Realists can be accused of being in the pay of Big Oil and Big Coal, MSM writers like Milbank can be accused of being in the pay of Big Democrat and Big Obama) were accusing before asking questions on

  • 9/11, where they accused Bush of making or letting it happen?
  • That he intentional ignored the August 6 PDB (which contained zero actionable intelligence)?
  • Valerie Plame, where they accused Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and even Bush of outing her?
  • Halliburton, simply creating a scandal out of mid-air with the no-bid contract, despite it being the only American company that could do the job, Cheney having no monetary interest in the contract, and Clinton having done the same at times?
  • Abu Ghraib, laying the illegal actions of a few soldiers directly at the feet of Bush and Rumsfeld without proof?
  • Swift Boat Vets for Truth, immediately saying the independent group was directed by Bush and his campaign?

The list goes on and on. Heck, just consider how Team Obama Blames Bush 5 years into Obama’s “presidency” and no one in the media bats and eye, including Milbank. What Excitable Dana is upset at is that Republicans have dared to Blame Obama, the guy who had an enemies list, the guy who created the atmosphere where Conservatives and Tea Party members were bad people with his constant attacks and denigration of those groups and individuals, and who has done nothing to deal with the situation after it was exposed.

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