At what point does it matter?
On a morning talk show, Obama's point man for legal affairs, Dan Pfeiffer cracked the door a little wider to allow a peek into the Progressive Left mind set.
Regarding the IRS malfeasance, Pfeiffer said....
"I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant," Pfeiffer said. "The activity was outrageous and inexcusable, and it was stopped. It needs to be -- it needs to be fixed so we ensure it never happens again.""
The law is irrelevant? That one statement explains much. I think I am beginning to see.
"Part A" of the Progressive Left boiler plate defense is "At this point, what does it matter?" We heard it from Hillary during the Benghazi hearings and we hear it again from Pfeiffer. Disregard what was done, or who did it. Move on. The old Jedi knight tactic of "nothing to see here, move along." Forward. Never look back and see who did what, of course unless Dick Chaney or George Bush were involved.
"Part B" of this defense is, "We must make sure that we put things in place that prevent such from happening again." Forward.
In the real world, there is a part A, a part B, and a part C. Part A involves discovering who did what and at whose direction. Part B is to decide if malfeasance occurred and if punishment is warranted. Part C is to make sure this doesn't happen again. Of course, the deterrent to prevent such actions in the future springs from part B, the punishment.
Sunshine is the best disinfectant. What is so glaringly missing here is a call from the Obama Administration to discover who did what, when, and at whose direction.
Rather, we get the "we must be sure this never happens again." Finding out the players, the directions, and if the law is broken is not mutually exclusive to making certain it never happens again. Rather, it is part and parcel to making sure it never happens again.
It matters what government does and it matters who pretends competence and leadership, but yields none.