Mind-boggling! MSNBC’s Finney: Why didn’t Romney bring up IRS scandal, huh?; Doubles down

Yes way.

Here is the video of MSNBC’s Karen Finney, former DNC spokesperson, in all her “glory.”

The IRS’s targeting of conservatives? No big whoop. Otherwise, why wouldn’t Romney have totally brought it up during the election, huh?

More from Mediaite:

Finney objected to this characterization. “There’s something about this that I find stunning,” she said. “Everybody knew about this investigation long before the election. So if they were that freaked out about it, why didn’t Romney make more of a big deal of it during the election?”

“It wasn’t confirmed yet,” interjected National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier. “This is a big deal. Period.”

“Come on,” Finney shot back. “There was an opportunity to talk about this before the election.” She said that the notion that the White House was trying to cover the IRS scandal up strikes her as unfounded.

Ludicrous. She then tried to backpedal on Twitter, but just ended up doubling down on the idiocy.

Oh, well then. Case closed!

Bless her heart.

Bingo!

Just precious.

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  • Victim O Circumstance

    Every idiotic comment out of MSNBC makes me glad that I got rid of Comcast.

    • angeleyez

      .
      Obama is worse than Nixon and Hillary Clinton combined and
      Progressive wing nut Karen Finney lies to the low information,
      ignorant, apathetic, and bigoted voters in order to further push
      the communist agenda.

      • Ariadnea

        So it’s now about blaming the victims. The stupidity and moral vacuity of liberals is beyond belief.

    • freeinaz

      Is it mandatory to be a complete moron to be on MSNBC? Never mind I guess the question answers itself.

    • BigSky1970

      And they recently hit a seven year low in viewership.

  • keeparkansaslegal

    If Romney hadn’t listened to the East Coast #RINO PR Firms and actually campaigned on Benghazi, IRS, Fast&Furious, etc.. Karen Finney & friends would have complained about the GOP not caring about the economy. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/09/2012-RNC-Benghazi-Attack-Ad-That-Never-Aired

    • Angie

      The IG audit report wasn’t public last fall — all Romney (or anyone outside of the WH/IRS) knew is that an IG audit was taking place and that there had been complaints (not yet verified) of harassment from the IRS towards Tea Party groups. That’s all that story that idiot links to says — Romney couldn’t have made it an issue during the campaign because there wasn’t enough to support it without the actual IG audit in hand — which, btw, is *exactly* why it didn’t come out when it was supposed to last fall.

      • $24698634

        I don’t believe for a minute that a republican PAC would not have ran an ad with even the whiff of an IRS investigation. Since when does having all the facts have anything to do with running a campaign ad?

        • Billie Slash

          Let’s ask Obama. No, wait! He only “knows” what he reads in the paper!!

        • Billie Slash

          Let’s ask Obama. No, wait! He only “knows” what he reads in the paper!!

        • Angie

          First, Romney didn’t run one single ad that was untruthful & unsupported by facts (not just rumor) — that was Obama & OFA. Second, if you believe for one second that if he or a GOP PAC had tried to make an issue of something that was *not substantiated* but relied only on what members of Tea Party groups said happened with the IRS (which is all he had at that point without the IG report) he wouldn’t have been treated like a Birther by the MSM 24/7, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

          You’re dead wrong & anyone who has been paying attention knows it.

          • $24698634

            What specifically am I wrong about?  I don’t understand your comment.

          • Angie

            I very clear. Your low reading comp skills aren’t my problem.

          • $24698634

            “I very clear?”  Hilarious.  No wonder you can’t even explain your nonsensical, rambling comment.

  • wolfie773

    And they would have attacked Romney full force had he raised it.

    • Paula Noakes

      Anybody remember Romney bringing up Benghazi, and how quickly the media shills for Obama shut that down? Somehow I think expecting coverage of an IRS scandal by said media during the election cycle is like wishing on a rainbow.

      • Angie

        Shut him down? Crowley injected herself into the 2nd debate and LIED FOR OBAMA before moving on to the next question for the love of cheese.

        • Paula Noakes

          Yep … I certainly could have phrased that more forcefully. Heh. 😀

          • Angie

            LOL — and I didn’t mean my comment to come off harshly towards *you* — just thinking about that moment in the 2nd debate got my blood boiling towards *them* (the MSM). :-)

      • BigSky1970

        Romney never once mentioned Benghazi, he brought up the apologetic and sympathetic response to the Muslims on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The US Embassay in Egypt was kowtowing and appeasing to evil that killed nearly 3000 on a single day.

        • Paula Noakes

          From the transcript at NY Times:

          MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for
          the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

          Looks like he said Benghazi to me … unless the NY Times transcript is wrong, in which case you might want to talk to them.

        • Paula Noakes

          From the transcript at NY Times:

          MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for
          the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.

          Looks like he said Benghazi to me … unless the NY Times transcript is wrong, in which case you might want to talk to them.

    • Princess_Jen

      Exactly! There is no there there or something like.

  • grais

    I want to know who told Harry Reid that nonsense about Romney’s taxes.

    • Guest

      And who targeted the Romney donors using private investigators & the IRS.

    • Wiki David

      Finney knows!

      • grais

        I don’t know about that, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Lerner, Shulman, and Miller know.

        • Guest

          Finney told us. She and everybody knew before the election. They are parsing words. Everyone knew there was a “probe”, but not everyone knew the details of the probe. Did they know the focus? Then the MSM didn’t report it. If they (Romney) spoke up about it & didn’t know the details, then “Squirrel”.

      • grais

        I don’t know about that, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Lerner, Shulman, and Miller know.

    • ToyZebra

      My guess is Reid’s proctologist.

  • mickeyco

    Where do the DNC & MSNBC find such incredibly stupid women? As a woman- conservative, thankfully- they embarrass me.

    • $24698634

      Cat fight!

      • mickeyco

        The mood I’m since all this started to be exposed, old lady or not, I’m about ready for one.

  • Marcy Cook

    Well yes Romney was always better informed than the idiot in the WH.

    Are you admitting that obama is stupid and uninformed now? What a relief.

  • Jake

    Well, Romney was absolutely correct with his take on Benghazi immediately after the attack and look how he was scoured by the Left and its minions in the press. This lady is such a twit, it’s pathetic.

    • Angie

      She was one of the ones railing against Romney on Benghazi last September, so she should know.

  • disqus_vBPUouMLaI

    Is this airhead the daughter of Joyce Behar and Chris Matthews? She sounds like she could be.

  • Clayton Grant

    We need a new word since “moron” has become inadequate.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Still like “maroon”…

      As in “rewriting history” to suit an agenda, maroon!
      (Methinks she ‘aspires” more-to the color…) H/T – Bugs

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        maroon = University of Chicago

        strangely appropriate.

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Especially since Bugs Bunny was SO smart!
          (To have called it…)
          Strangely inappropriate!! 😉

          Funny how everything leads-back to PIAPS..?!?
          (Finney was the Press Secretary for Shrillery/PIAPS.)

        • MyrmidoNOT

          Especially since Bugs Bunny was SO smart!
          (To have called it…)
          Strangely inappropriate!! 😉

          Funny how everything leads-back to PIAPS..?!?
          (Finney was the Press Secretary for Shrillery/PIAPS.)

    • Squirrel!

      Cerebrally challenged. Intelligence deficient.

  • ceemack

    So…we’ve gone from “because Bush!” to “because Romney!”?

    • TocksNedlog

      Lean Forward!

  • Angie

    Idiot progs think fact that people knew there was an IG audit of the IRS going on means they knew the *findings* of that audit.
    Yep, that’s about the reading comprehension & critical thinking skills you’d expect from someone who supports Obama.

  • Guest

    Everything that they knew last year was kept under wraps, the worst parts were kept hush hush until this year. They didn’t let the full story come out until after Obama’s job was safe.

    • nc

      Yeah, it sounds like she unwittingly spilled the beans that “everyone” knew last year but was told to cool it. Doh!

      • grais

        I wonder how many doughnuts she got.

      • grais

        I wonder how many doughnuts she got.

  • Bozo Sapien

    Considering the paranoia for the GOP that liberals have, it’s not surprising they believe conservatives have the power of time travel.

  • $35072932

    Yeah!

    That ubar rich Romney could have taken his money and bought a Time machine (like in Idiocracy) and gone ahead in time and found out about the IRS scandal and then gone back to expose it!

    But he selfishly didn’t want to use his money to do that and now we all will suffer for it.

    I’m thirsty, where’s my Brawny?

  • TocksNedlog

    Sneaky, sneaky GOP! Allowing Obama to get re-elected just so they could tarnish his legacy with all of these scandals during his second term.
    Evil, wicked, bad GOP!

    • $35072932

      I’ve seen the theory that Obama is a secret Conservative whose sole purpose is to destroy the Democratic party.

      Very rascally those Republicans..

  • I M Free

    classic idiot! claimed everyone knew about it but POTUS?

  • Phebelyn

    Wait a minute…so it’s not Bush’s fault? It’s Romney’s now? Seriously? What an idiot!!!

  • Wiki David

    So… Finney knew and didn’t tell anyone?

  • DizzyMissL

    I imagined the liberal dolts nodding their heads like bobble head dolls during this.

    She’s just dumb as a box of rocks.

    • lainer51

      can’t you just picture Christy Matthews tingling and dribbling over Finney’s rant of empty words!

      • DizzyMissL

        LOL, yup

  • Garrett

    If Romney had brought it up they would have said he was shooting first and aiming later. Where do they find these clowns at MSNBC? I feel like my brain is going to explode.

  • Laurel

    With brains like that she could rival Howard Dean who thinks Benghazi is ‘no big deal’.

    • lainer51

      and Billary wants to know what difference it makes? Tell THAT to the parents of the victims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/1235760544 Paul J. Citro

    This is why MSNBC has only 18 viewers per state.

    • meeester

      Really? You think they actually have 1,026 viewers?

      • eeddggy

        Good one. It took me a second to get it. Obama would have made the calculation immediately.

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    MSDNC would not allow it.
    Neither would the LSM.
    Neither would the moderators during the debates.

  • notenoughtime

    Another highlighting of the mindset that is ruining this country. It is not the fault of those who directed the IRS to target and intimidate innocent individuals, it is the fault of those targeted who did not come out sooner. Moronic.

    • Kate

      Kind of like how they claim Gosnell is the fault of pro-lifers, or how our debt is 100% Bush’s fault.

      It’s always someone else’s fault when you ask a liberal.

  • tops116

    I suppose next she’ll wonder why Romney didn’t prevent 9/11, the JFK assassination, Pearl Harbor and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

  • capisce

    Impeach Romney, because him making liable for a woman’s death was kid-glove treatment.
    Excuse Obama, because making him liable for anything going on in his adminstration is racist.

  • eeddggy

    Gee Finney, maybe Romney’s Crystal Ball wasn’t working properly. What a maroon.

  • eeddggy

    I could only watch this witch for about 10 seconds. She is exactly the type of woman that any good man would avoid for life. I assume she has a girlfriend.

  • OpedAnderson

    Im a Tea Party patriot and I agree with her. I think the GOP did know about this last year and let it happen. They hate us too.

  • James Crooke

    I take issue with Romney or Ryan knowing diddly squat about this or any other IG investigation going on. There was no congressional investigation going on and it wasn’t until april that the President found out about it so I say this woman is an idiot.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Ms. Finney:

    Fear not.

    Your sanctimonious wishes will be fulfilled when Ms. Lerner is hauled back. Informed that she waived her Fifth Amendment rights with today’s opening statement and be properly grilled for an afternoon.

    Until then. Back to the Wacky Academy and Double Secret Probation for you!

  • Jeremy

    MSNBC = Clown College

  • Billie Slash

    We need to see that Karen Finney gets all the “free” birth control she wants. The spawn from this woman can’t be good.

  • Billie Slash

    We need to see that Karen Finney gets all the “free” birth control she wants. The spawn from this woman can’t be good.

  • anjullyn

    I think they only hire those who FAIL the test.

  • anjullyn

    I think they only hire those who FAIL the test.

  • lillymckim

    Where in Gods name do they find the people that work for MSNBC?

  • TruDat

    I regurgitate every time I hear that awful woman speak. She’s totally clueless.