Translation: people don’t particularly believe that the Executive Branch didn’t know about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups all along.
Translation: people don’t particularly believe that the aforementioned targeting was due to rogue elements in the Cincinatti office, either.
And that’s pretty much what I wanted the American voting public to take away from this discussion: the (entirely justified, in my opinion) conclusion that the Executive Branch connived to attack its political enemies via use of the IRS. I didn’t actually need to directly link the scandal to Barack Obama himself: I honestly don’t think that he would have been dumb enough to give a traceable order, and if there was one, Obama would use the total resources of the US government to keep it from going public. All I needed was for the American voting public to decide that this administration was pretty much just like its predecessors; I figured that everything else would follow from that. And what do you know:
Looks like I was right.