Wednesday, May 22, 2013

IRS: Obama said ASU officials would be targeted, but he decided to target Tea Party & Conservative groups

Speaking at the Arizona State University commencement ceremony in 2009, President Obama chided University officials because of their decision not to award him an honorary degree.

A school spokesman told the student newspaper at the time that Obama would not be awarded an honorary degree because "his lifetime body of work was still ahead of him."

However, ASU later announced that it was renaming a scholarship program for Obama. The scholarship program would be called the President Barack Obama Scholars Program.

But Obama wasn't about to let ASU officials off the hook.

"I'd just like to clear the air about that little controversy everybody was talking about a few weeks back," Obama stated in his commencement address. "I have to tell you, I really thought this was much ado about nothing, but I do think we all learned an important lesson. I learned never again to pick another team over the Sun Devils [the ASU basketball team] in my NCAA bracket. (Applause.) It won't happen again."

Obama added: "President Crow and the Board of Regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS." (Applause.)

The crowd laughed off Obama's comments, but in hindsight, it wasn't a laughing matter at all; just ask the Tea Party, and other Conservative groups, who've been targeted by Obama and the IRS.......