When the incredibly-stupid Internal Revenue Service decided to target and harass right-wing groups it rescued the rapidly-fading tea party from sinking in the political obscurity it so richly deserves.
In so many ways, it’s hilarious that the IRS thought the tea party and its affiliated organizations were worth scrutiny or concern. Public approval of the fake grassroots efforts had sunk to near zero and the effectiveness of the party was all but gone.
No longer. The stupidity of the IRS actually has people feeling sorry for the tea party and its gaggle of political misfits and idiots. Nothing boosts relevancy in this country like being a target of Big Brother.
While the mistake is incredible, it is also all too typical of the error-prone administration of President Barack Obama, a first term senator plucked from obscurity by a nation hungering for something it probably can never find in the American political system: A true leader who can actually considers a nation’s needs above that of petty, partisan politics.
Like so many “agents of change,” Obama proved not only to be more of the same, but a bumbling one at that, a candidate who gave good speeches but didn’t have the foggiest damn idea how to be a President or lead a nation.
He stumbled into a second term not because of anything he did right but more from what the also inept Republican Party did wrong, fielding a loser like Mitt Romney as an alternative who wasn’t.
Romney, however, emerged from a muddled field of the worst cast of candidates ever foisted on the public by a political party. Romney didn’t have to do that much to outshine losers like Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann or Ron Paul. Not one of the cast of failures promoted by the party of the elephant was worthy of office and it was interesting that some were former members of a political office where voters rejected them or they resigned in disgrace.
So the IRS debacle is little more than just another shining example of a government gone sour, an administration running amok and a political system out of control.
Washington remains what it was — an insane asylum where the inmates control the agenda.