Remember when Alan Colmes mocked Rick Santorum for the actions he took after losing his newborn son? Or when he referred to Tea Party supporters as “teabaggers”?
Colmes, a liberal talk-radio host and Fox News contributor, has been an unabashed apologist for big government for decades. So during Tuesday’s segment of The Alan Colmes Show, the Obama Administration’s steadfast ally was quick to take jabs at a caller challenging his position on the IRS scandal– which, according to Colmes, is not a scandal, but “mismanagement, at best.”
Colmes’ penchant for contemptuous ridicule over civil discourse resurfaced when the caller began criticizing liberals for their dismissive attitude toward the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservatives groups seeking tax-exempt status, former IRS official Lois Lerner’s refusal to testify at Congressional hearings and her disclosure that thousands of emails were lost when her computer hard drive crashed in mid-2011.
After the caller argued that Lerner’s admission to targeting conservative groups, refusal to testify, and subsequent resignation seemed to legitimize the wide-spread skepticism concerning her innocence, Colmes responded by asking him why conservatives have criticized Lerner for exercising her constitutional right when they “basically want to have sex with the constitution.”