Scandals happen. From the illegitimate son of Grover Cleveland to The Whiskey Ring and Credit Mobilier scandals during the Ulysses S. Grant Presidency, or maybe the Reagan era Iran-Contra scandal, the Nixon Watergate or Monica (No additional titling needed).
All of the above scandals either had the TV exploding with breaking news or tested the speed and efficiency of printing presses across the US. Reporters loaded with more questions than they’d ever have the opportunity to ask, grasping at any open door presented to them to break the next big story; motivated by the possibility of a career rocketing moment.
You could argue that all Presidential scandals have been politicized, they’ve been used – maybe even flaunted – by the opposition; whether you carried a torch for the targeted prosecutor Archibald Cox, or laughed at the sheer hypocrisy of feminists accusing the right of a war on women while sharing a stage with President womanizer himself, we’ve all found ourselves choosing sides and pointing fingers to the other side of the aisle.
But what makes the Obama scandals different? Well, let’s go over a few prior scandals:
Glover Cleveland: A child without a Father, socially unacceptable…especially when the Father is leading the country.
Ulysses S. Grant: His cabinet was a mess. He was disgraced with the scandals, yet defended those close to him. Partiality was no stranger during his presidency.
Watergate: Bribery, wiretapping, perjury, OH MY!
Bill Clinton: Oh giggles. Though aiding in the crash of the housing market should have been bigger news, President Clinton claimed the headlines with his tumultuous relationships instead.
Reagan Presidency – Iran-Contra was a bit more detailed as there were hostages that the Reagan administration was concerned with saving. Wrong or right in their actions, I still wanted to list it so as not to seem “partial” to conservatives. I’ll also take advantage of the opportunity to show you what Reagan said concerning the scandal:
“First, let me say I take full responsibility for my own actions and for those of my administration. As angry as I may be about activities undertaken without my knowledge, I am still accountable for those activities. As disappointed as I may be in some who served me, I’m still the one who must answer to the American people for this behavior….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. This runs counter to my own beliefs, to administration policy, and to the original strategy we had in mind.”
We never really found out what exact roles Reagan played in the scandal; however, he still took on full responsibility for what happened within his administration.
The Obama scandals contain something that sets them apart from the rest. Far apart. Like miles apart. Oceans apart.
Fast & Furious: Although leftist enjoy tossing Operation Wide Receiver in our face whenever this is mentioned, I enjoy the fact that the tossing of this Bush gun running tactic is like a sweet pitch right over the plate. You see, during OWR the Mexican government was aware of the gun running, the guns were tracked, and once our government realized that the tracking devices were being removed the operation ended. Bringing up OWR actually helps in conveying the blatant disregard involved in Fast & Furious; A gun running scandal involving untracked guns and no knowledge of activities from the Mexican government. Fast and furious resulted in over 300 filled graves with individuals killed by our guns; left like calling cards to mock our stupidity and recklessness, US weapons show up at Mexican Cartel crime scenes.
Benghazi: If you don’t already know the details, you should. Unlike previous scandals, this scandal puts an entirely new level of meaning to the word ‘Scandal’. Specific orders given that guaranteed help was not sent to our brave men in Benghazi. For over 7 hours our government stood by while our Ambassador was raped and murdered, giving a “Stand down” order to anyone within the range of aiding the brave Americans under attack. No one has shouldered the blame, and we now know that those orders were given by the top of the food chain, not the low level employees who have been camped out under the bus during all of these scandals. Then to add yet ANOTHER twist to the scandal, a YouTuber is currently sitting in prison, and the Obama administration knowingly lied and deceived the people of this nation. The media ignores the truth about Benghazi so adamantly that most US citizens aren’t even aware of the victims that gave their life. The details of this case are so vast that they warrant their own post…book…impeachment.
IRS scandal: Targeting, auditing, profiling, OH MY!
AP scandal: The media finally awakens to the underhandedness of the Obama Administration.
Hundreds of graves? No.
Leaving Ambassadors to die? No.
IRS targeting conservatives? No.
Getting their phone records? Alright NOW you’ve crossed a serious line!
With shovels in hand the Obama administration is ready to bury any shred of evidence that points to them. But it seems as of late that in their quest to seek eternal innocence they’ve become rather sloppy in their crime scene clean-up. Like the robber that has to destroy the fan adorned with their fingerprints that they had to use to dry the newly applied paint on the walls that were scratched while removing the carpet that contained blood from their hand after they cut it cleaning up a vase that broke while they were trying to steal the stapler. Regardless of the actual crimes – despicable as they may be – any sane person would walk into the room and say “what the heck happened here!?!?”.
Now if only the media had been more like journalists and less like coconspirators back when Benghazi and Fast and Furious happened, we may not have the AP & IRS scandals going down right now. While they scrape the bottom of the dignity barrel for any shred of credibility they have left, those of us who saw the bloody writing on the wall in the first place are left clutching our pearls in shock over their new found interest.
While I’m hoping that the minor break in media malpractice continues until members of the Obama administration are held accountable, I won’t hold my breath. To be honest, I look at this sudden change and hope it is exactly what the media claims. I’ve viewed a few blogs from individuals who believe that the sudden outing of the last two scandals are very convenient for an administration that would rather deal with those scandals than face the facts being revealed about Benghazi.
I saw many posts from Republicans congratulating the President on taking “action” with the IRS debacle. As much as I’d love to give kudos, it’s hard for me to toss out accolades for someone who is a professional at throwing low level employees under the bus. I’ve also witnessed a lot of information that seems to suggest that Obama was more informed about the IRS targeting well before this. If that’s the case, it would bode well for him to throw his targeted blame takers under the bus and be over with this issue…Hmmmmm…Maybe there is a reason for his speedy action?
From another angle, you could say that taking care of such an issue in proper time would also paint him as a President who handles issues, which happens to be the exact opposite of what we are accusing him of doing in the first place. More motive? Let’s not forget that Obama puppet master George Soros gave millions to some of the groups that put pressure on the IRS to target Conservative Nonprofits.
My reasons are purely hypothetical and hopefully not true; however, I know how this administration works. They calmly bury the screaming boxes of evidence while releasing exactly what they want you to see. So, I’d caution those who are boarding the Thank Goodness The Media Is Finally Doing The Right Thing plane headed to Obamafinallydidsomethingrightville. Because I’ve heard of those flights, and the stewardesses are always serving kool-aid.
I would encourage everyone to read this —–> http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/15/beck-ties-together-benghazi-irs-ap-scandals-fundamental-transformation/