…it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you—at least once in a blue moon.
That’s another frame liberals are using to deal with the multiple scandals that have suddenly broken simultaneously—especially the IRS overreach.
This article is typical. The message is that the right is ridiculously paranoid, accusing the left of persecuting them when of course that’s an outrageous smear on the righteous left. And the thing that’s so infuriating about the IRS scandal is that, just by complete chance and in a freakily coincidental way, it ends up giving the appearance that there may actually be some truth to the right’s preposterous charges!
Not that there actually is any truth to what the right says, of course. But my goodness, doesn’t this make them look better than they actually are!
Here’s another example of the genre—a very funny one, but an example nonetheless: