On the surface, this looks like a president doing his job. Unfortunately, like all things Obama, just a quick scratch shows that this was a bad attempt to make the scandal go away.
Was Steven Miller took, who took over as acting commissioner on November 9th, 20120 responsible for the targeting of conservative groups?
No - the IRS’ political targeting of conservative groups began over two years ago under his predecessor, Doug Shulman.
The President also stated that he asked for Steven Millers resignation, effective June, 2013.
No - Steven Miller was already scheduled to leave in June. This was a temp job until a new commissioner could be appointed.
Was anyone responsible for the targeting of conservative groups held accountable?
No - This was a Dog & Pony show for the media members of Team Obama. This now gives liberal media cover to defend Obama, and to tout his decisive leadership.
Will anyone care in a week?
Outside of the blogospher and talk radio - NO!
At the end of the day, this video shows Obama doing something. For the low information crowd, Obama is reaching across the isle to save a group of republicans from the IRS. Mainly groups who actively campaigned against him. That will probably be the spin from MSNBC