There are just as many “crazies” in Sacramento as there are in Modesto, you just have to know where to find them. And there are just as many Democrat crazies as there are Republicans. After all, craziness knows no race, religion, or political preference. Same with “—holes.” In fact, that group may be more common than crazies.
Of course what I’m referring to here is the content of a couple emails that the now-famous Lois Lerner sent to a friend from her government issue Blackberry in 2012. Her friend brought up the topic of right-wing radio shows and Lerner referred to the hosts and listeners of such shows as “crazies” and “—holes.” The emails were released on Wednesday and Republican lawmakers see them as proof of Lerner’s disdain for conservatives and proof that she was targeting conservative groups’ tax-exempt status applications for extra scrutiny.
This new evidence clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law.
~ Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee
Just to play the devil’s advocate, because that’s what I like to do, there are a number of ways to rebut the accusation that Lerner is biased against conservatives. For example, maybe she loves conservatives but dislikes the “whacko wing” of the GOP, as her friend put it. Maybe she specifically dislikes the small faction of radio whackos in the whacko wing of the GOP. Maybe it’s only the radio wackos in the whacko wing who actually call in and talk apocalyptically about our beloved ‘Merca and the need to protect her borders, hunker down, buy ammo and food, and prepare for the end. Maybe that’s who she thinks are the crazy assholes that don’t deserve tax-exempt status. But even so, I think these emails suggest that she was most likely not being fair and impartial in the discharge of her official duties.