May. 16, 2013

GOP Does NOT Know What a REAL Scandal Is!

What do these famous presidential quotes ALL have in common?

"..., I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life, that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."
(Richard M. Nixon)

"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not. As the Tower board reported, what began as a strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms for hostages."
(Ronald Reagan)

"I did have a relationship with Ms Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong. It constituted a critical lapse in judgment and a personal failure on my part for which I am solely and completely responsible.
(Bill Clinton)

"The main reason we went into Iraq was we thought he had weapons of mass destruction. It turns out he didn't have weapons of mass destruction..."
(George W. Bush)

These are all examples of REAL presidential scandals. These are four different examples of scandals that REALLY affected all Americans and they can ALL be directly tied DIRECTLY to the President of the USA.

1. Nixon misused his office to get political enemies.
2. Reagan was treasonous in trading arms for hostages with Iran. Iran was our enemy.
3. Bill Clinton lied about his affair and was duly censured by the congress.
4. George W. Bush misled the American public and Obama let him skate free without any prosecution.

Barack Obama is NOT doing a great job at the moment. I believe he is piloting a rudderless ship. He can fix this problem by bringing in a competent manager to take charge at the White House. 

Obama has no one to tell him when he is floating off course. The 2nd term is the time to get things right.

The current "scandals" are NOT really scandals. They are examples of political incompetence and Obama needs to get someone like a Rahm Emanuel, James Carville or David Axelrod in the Oval Office ASAP or his legislative agenda will be toast. He will be crippled and NOT pick up seats in congress in 2014.

The Republicans have a little leverage right now, but they will screw it up because no one is in charge of THAT party either. House Speaker John Boehner called for "jail" for IRS officers. What a joke. The laws have been screwed up for five decades. The IRS mess is going to get cleaned up in a way the GOP will really detest now. ALL the political pacts are going to lose their tax exempt status (including the PROGRESSIVE ones).

The Citizens United ruling will be rendered useless for many of these "Organizations." They will be taxed just like everyone else and elections will be put on a level playing field once again.

The AP story is ridiculous. Obama is not directly involved. Eric Holder may end up paying for this one, but if you have a good memory you will remember the Bush White House tapped MILLIONS of phones. Remember the whole Deputy Assistant US AttorneyJohn Yoo affair and his "LETTER" authorizing phone taps for national security, etc...

The bottom line is these Obama Administration misteps (mostly indirect) are lame, BUT not enough to get the American people riled up. This is not game-changing stuff. This brings me to Benghazi.

This was tragic. Four Americans died at this facility in Banghazi that was mostly being used for a covert CIA operation. The Republicans are focused on the reaction of the Obama administration in the days following the attacks. REMEMBER Benghazi was not the only facility in danger on September 11, 2012.

Here is the main problem for the GOP story. The Republicans are mostly responsible for the inadequate funding of the embassies. Their obstruction backfired on them. Obama has taken the high road on this fact and not pointed fingers at the congress members who voted against the extra funding Hillary Clinton asked for in 2011. She warned them at the time that our security at these facilities would be compromized. She was right. 

Yes my friends. Benghazi will go away. 

The Obama-friendly media coalition is evaporating and he needs to step up and right the ship. He WILL serve out his full term, but how much damage will be done?

Right now Barack Obama is not doing the best job, but he has NOT committed the horrible atrocities these other guys did, RIGHT?