Jon Stewart: IRS Scandal Gives Credibility To ‘Tin Foil-Behatted’ Right-Wing

Live Wire – by TOM KLUDT

Jon Stewart on Monday skewered the Internal Revenue Service over revelations that the agency improperly targeted conservative organizations, arguing that the emerging scandal will embolden right-wing conspiracy theorists.

Stewart blasted senior IRS official Lois Lerner, who seemed to suggest on a conference call last week that the agency’s apology was adequate.  

“Wait a minute! I didn’t realize apologies were sufficient in IRS-related issues,” Stewart joked. He then poked fun at Lerner, who infamously confessed that she’s not proficient at math during the same conference call.

“That’s a good one, lady who works at the place that calculate people’s taxes,” Stewart said.

But “The Daily Show” host said that the scandal “shifted the burden of proof from the tin foil-behatted to the government, and may have cost President Barack Obama the credibility advantage he’s enjoyed over his foes.

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama, Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their fucking heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents,” Stewart said.

10 thoughts on “Jon Stewart: IRS Scandal Gives Credibility To ‘Tin Foil-Behatted’ Right-Wing

  1. Ya got to love it when the lady that works for the IRS admits that she is not good at math, that figures. Good post rhumstruck, I got my laugh for the day 🙂 . Good to see ya back rhums.

  2. The IRS would be better put to use if it concentrated on the rich tax-dodger
    elites where they could enrich the country and illegal immigrants getting
    refunds for $29,000. But, I guess they do not have permission to track
    the pond scum. Jon Stewart is always fun!

    1. The IRS is an unconstitutional agency, paid for by the US taxpayer to collect illegal tax revenues for the unconstitutional foreign Federal Reserve Bank. Every one of them deserves a hemp rope, after a speedy trial, of course.

        1. Yes – “due process” in this case = this: “You are due an execution. Now we will process yours.”

      1. I read they were illegal but people keep going to
        prison for not paying back taxes. A few yrs. ago
        when the fed did not have any money for refunds,
        (funny) I waited and waited for my refund and then
        finally called the IRS. The women whom I talked
        with told me “we’re not told this information”. Then
        I said “what is this a secret society”. Then I got
        audited. A bunch of demons.

    2. stewart is this: another rich zionscum. Hearing one zionscum ostensibly knock another zionscum is what is funny, as if we do not know they are ALL on the same despicable team.

      1. Yea, I know he is. I don’t watch comedians as a rule
        because they are all this bunch but Stewart’s faces
        are funny. First one I watched was when Ron Paul
        was a presidential candidate.

  3. “He then poked fun at Lerner, who infamously confessed that she’s not proficient at math during the same conference call.”

    Excuse me, but isn’t that why they invented calculators?

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