Monday, May 13, 2013

The Obama Administration's Crumbling Credibility--Whatever Credibility They Had Left

"Dennis Rodman would have done a better job than Hillary Clinton."...My Tweet last week

  • Remember when Watergate first broke, it was described as a "third rate burglary?"  In fact, the Obama administration is now blaming the IRS scandal on a bureaucratic glitch. Same excuses used by this administration when it came to  the Benghazi and Fast + Furious scandals. Don't these political class nitwits every learn?
  • If you read my pieces on a regular basis, you would know I've questioned the credibility of this administration and Congress for a long time. Even before Benghazi erupted, there was the Fast + Furious scandal and the "leading from behind" failed strategy used by this administration from the economy to foreign policy.
  • But now comes word that the IRS appears to have conducted a partisan attack on conservative groups including the Tea Party and groups criticizing how the country is run.  I believe this IRS story will have stronger legs than the Benghazi scandal because the IRS touches virtually every American. IRS alleged invasive abuse is much easier to understand that what happens in foreign policy.
  • What adds to this scandal in making it "chilling" (as even some Democrats described this current scandal) is exactly the actions the IRS took against these conservative groups. For example, not only did the IRS demand a list of donors  from these organizations, they demanded lists of family members, detailed information about their political views and associations and even demanded resumes of employees.
  • Most Americans know the IRS and the government can be terminally nosy, that's not a surprise. But when the government becomes more intrusive into our lives---even our personal lives---on occasion, we also witness  low-information voters (the stupids) and liberals raising their eyebrows (progressives, on the other hand, generally support this type of government over-reach). Keep in mind, it was the ABC presstitutes who broke the story about the Benghazi CIA talking points being edited at least 12 times. Pigs fly when they have a good reason to.
  • I've never used the "I" word (impeachment) but the behavior of the IRS does have some historical significance: "The abuse of the IRS resources, including the collection of 'confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and {causing} in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income-tax audits or other income-tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner' were cited in the second article of impeachment against Richard Nixon." National Review
  • "She is in charge. Why couldn't she do something about it? I blame her," Pat Smith, the mother of slain Sean Smith, one of four Americans killed in Benghazi.
  • Peggy Noonan on Jay Carney's White House press statement on Benghazi when he said, "Benghazi happened a long time ago." She wrote: "Think of that. They can't give answers when the story's fresh because it just happened, they're looking into it. Eight months later they don't have anything to say because it happened so long ago...Think of how low your opinion of the American people has to be to think you can get away, forever, with that."
  • The hypocrisy of the "tolerant" Left knows no bounds.  DailyKos, a progressive outfit, is trying to get Limbaugh off the air. They recently wrote in promoting the "Stop-Rush" campaign: "Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh's efforts to spread intolerance...Stop Rush is making a major impact..." Now think about that. A group that promotes "tolerance" and equality wants to shut Rush up.