The Morality of the Left

In response to the IRS’ appalling targeting of administration-disfavored groups applying for tax-exempt status, President Barack Obama’s senior advisor David Plouffe tweeted

David Plouffe ‏@davidplouffe 12 May

What IRS did dumb and wrong. Impt to note GOP groups flourished last 2 elections, overwhelming Ds. And they will use this to raise more $.

As The Wall Street Journal notes, all that matters in Plouffe’s moral world is

partisan advantage rather than…apolitical tax enforcement….

It’s clear to me from all of the scandals exploding in DC that this view of “morality” is typical of the Progressives and is not at all unique to Plouffe.

The rightness or wrongness of a thing is wholly unimportant.  What matters is whether any profit can be made from it, and what’s wrong about it is the other side collecting the profit.  So they say.

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