The virtue of a government is inversely proportional to its size


The Examiner:

David Axelrod: ‘The government is so vast’

On Morning Joe Wednesday, former Obama Senior Strategist David Axelrod essentially pleaded ignorance on behalf of his former boss when MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked him what he would tell his University of Chicago politics class about the recent IRS scandal.

“Well, look, it’s an interesting case study, right, because if you look at the Inspector General’s report, apparently some folks down in the, bureaucracy, ya know — we have a large government — took it upon themselves to shorthand these applications for tax exempt status in a way that, as I said, was idiotic,” Axelrod began. “Part of being president is, there is so much beneath you that you can’t know, because the government is so vast.”


More than a few people were surprised to see Obama’s Chief Dog Robber make the case for smaller government.

Ever since FDR took office the trend has been for the growth of a big, centralized federal government. It didn’t happen overnight, and it was done with the best of intentions. And ironically all that growth of the federal bureaucracy did nothing to stop the growth of state and local governments.

When Wall Street melted down in October 2008 (helping Obama to win the election) we heard the term “too big to fail” in reference to some of our nation’s banks. What that expression means is not that big banks can’t fail, it means we can’t allow them to fail. That’s why we had to bail them out.

At the time I said “Any bank that is too big to fail is too damn big”. In that same vein let me say “Any government that is too big to control is too damn big”.

Don’t get me wrong – we need government. But government, like fire, is a poor servant and a terrible master.

To quote Votermom:

The virtue of a government is inversely proportional to its size.


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30 Responses to The virtue of a government is inversely proportional to its size

  1. votermom says:

    Aw, thanks for the quote!

  2. myiq2xu says:

    David Axelrod is butt ugly. He really creeps me out when he smiles.

  3. Constance says:

    These IRS and AP scandals are a ploy to get the press and Congress off of Benghazi and to put attention on a scandal that can’t be traced back to Obama and to give Obama a chance to act outraged wich is more appealing than acting like a stone wall and making up lies which is the official response to Benghazi. I would like to get back to getting to the bottom of Benghazi which I am now convinced leads directly to Obama, Hillary and Axelrod.

    • myiq2xu says:

      If that was the plan then they seriously misjudged.

      • Constance says:

        I hope so. The media don’t care about anything except the AP story because it is about them.

    • votermom says:

      Except it backfired because the AP scandal flipped the media to “hostile” setting and the IRS scandal flipped the general public to WTH mode.
      So I think the next effect is it puts the WH more vulnerable on Benghazi.

      • Lulu says:

        It is a cascade of hostility. IRS was coming down the line, it was a convenient bait and switch with a fairly lightweight report of some boo-boos. They were in a hurry and didn’t dig into it and it was much worse that they assumed thus it backfired in the intent to divert from Benghazi. Then the AP crap hit which then was a multiplier of fury.

    • Karma says:

      Can’t forget to add Gen Petraeus who testified in civvies behind closed doors.

      And on the subject of putting attention elsewhere it’s always good to watch what Congressional legislation passes while the dog and pony show is in high gear. Somehow they work so well together when no one is watching and our civil rights are up for a vote.

    • HELENK says:

      Across this great land, patriotic Americans are behaving subversively.

      We’re quoting from our pocket Constitutions, starting reading groups to discuss our founding documents, even gathering together to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

      Uncle Sam is not amused.

      • Lulu says:

        If the IRS is crooked it becomes patriotic to cheat on your taxes. This is what they are afraid of. Of course that would cause a domino of problems in government.

  4. votermom says:

    OT huh
    Jason House ‏@jason_house 16m
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  5. HELENK says:

    FOX news

    over 100 pages of E-mails just released on Benghazi

  6. votermom says:

  7. Lulu says:

    Now the WH has released emails on Benghazi probably to divert attention from the IRS which was released to divert from Benghazi. Kind of like water in a toilet swirling around.

  8. votermom says:

    Pres Obobo to make statement on IRSgate at 6pm eastern

  9. Mary says:

    The One speaking to the nation in about 10 minutes.

    Look for lots of faux outrage, as in he’s not really sorry his IRS trashed conservatives —- just sorry he, and they, got caught.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    I just saw a Cops preview. Some drunken redneck telling about 20 cops “I ain’t going to jail!” (He was wrong.)

    Here’s a tip – cops love it when you do that, it will hurt worse when you sober up and pepper spray burns like a motherfucker.

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    Obama to speak at 6.00 you have been warned. 😆

  12. Mary says:

    “We’re gonna hold em accountable.”

    Uh huh.

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    He found a Patsy!!!! 😆

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