Besieged White House rejects Obama-Nixon parallels

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

The White House wants the public to know that Barack H. Obama is no Richard M. Nixon.

In the midst of revelations that the IRS targeted some of President Obama’s conservative opponents inappropriately, a reporter asked White House press secretary Jay Carney about comparisons to President Nixon, whose administration compiled an “enemies’ list.”

SEE ALSO: MILLER: Conservatives aren’t paranoid, the IRS really is out to get them

“People who make those kind of comparisons need to check their history,” Mr. Carney replied. “It is a reflection of the sort of rapid politicization of everything that you have that kind of commentary.”

Mr. Carney said categorically that nobody at the White House knew about the IRS controversy until a few weeks ago, and said top White House officials then received information only “very broadly” about it.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks