Obama better use his news conference this morning to address IRS scandal in no uncertain terms
President Obama is scheduled to hold a news conference at 10:15 (CDT) this morning, and he should use the occasion to roundly condemn recently disclosed practices at the Internal Revenue Service whereby certain right-wing groups were targeted for special scrutiny (see HERE).
The president likely will also be questioned about the so-called Benghazi scandal, but that issue, which has been overblown by Republican Obamaphobes, is of less immediate import than the IRS matter.
Questions about the integrity of the IRS have the potential to greatly undermine public confidence in the government. Hence, it behooves Obama to make it amply clear that he will not settle for any whitewashing of the current scandal. The time to do that is today.