Remember the other day when Marco Rubio, fresh from his latest bad acting temper tantrum, demanded, DEMANDED that the IRS Commissioner resign immediately when in fact there was no IRS Commissioner? That was because the commissioner at the time this controversy started, Douglas H. Shulman, a Bush appointee, had already left...last November.
Yesterday President Obama did what was expected and announced that the acting commissioner, Steven Miller, had resigned.
Since Rubio never lets the facts get in the way, he cranked up his mass propaganda machine not long after, and, in an act of either wishful or magical thinking, and a little help from some media outlets, went about spinning the fiction that this may have had something to do with him.
Today, it appears he tried it again. It seems Marco put on his best outraged facial expression and ran right to his favorite FOX-GOP-TV camera to make more demands. This time he wanted the Justice Department to fully investigate the IRS post haste! The only problem is, Attorney General Eric Holder had announced that he had opened a criminal probe of the IRS already......on Tuesday. I guess since FOX news viewers are some of the most uninformed in the population maybe Rubio thought they would never figure it out.
It makes you wonder sometimes, is Rubio doing this on purpose, or is he repeatedly stepping on a rake every few days? Or a little of both? I would bet the latter. He probably didn't have a clue there was no IRS Commissioner to fire any more than he has a clue how to find the IRS on a map. With today's fumble it could go either way. But Rubio does seem to have a habit of trying to make it look like he has the same ideas as President Obama...after the fact, when the President's ideas have been out there in public for all to see. Wait a couple days and there's Rubio: "Me too!" He did that with immigration when his plan seemed to ever so oddly look almost just like the one Obama had already come up with.
This method has a familiar ring to it. I believe it's kind of like what the Republicans refer to as "leading from behind."