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The Obama Administrationís Deadly Scandals
Front Page Magazine ^ | October 1, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 10/01/2012 1:05:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible.

Of the many scandals associated with the Obama administration, two stand out above the rest: the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal and the current disinformation campaign surrounding the assassination of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. The president and his minions, aided by media that are “all in” with respect to getting Obama re-elected, have managed to tamp down most of the damming information about the Fast and Furious scandal. They also remain committed to putting out enough conflicting information about the Benghazi scandal that Americans become confused about what actually happened and perhaps lose interest as a result. And in light of the seriousness of these debacles, individuals willing to hold the administration to account seem to be in short supply.

It is critical to remember that these are not the garden variety, “they said-we said” types of scandals that have arisen in past administrations. As a result of the attack in Benghazi and the running of guns into Mexico people were murdered. Hundreds of people. With respect to Fast and Furious, Univision, apparently one of the few media organizations with an ounce of integrity, revealed the scope of such carnage. They have identified several of the massacres committed using guns “walked” into Mexico, including the killing of 16 young people attending a party in a residential area of Ciudad Juárez in January of 2010.

Last Friday, the network released a promo of their efforts. “Univision News’ Investigative Unit was also able to identify additional guns that escaped the control of ATF agents and were used in different types of crimes throughout Mexico,” the network revealed. “Furthermore, some of these guns–none of which were reported by congressional investigators–were put in the hands of drug traffickers in Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A person familiar with the recent congressional hearings called Univision’s findings ‘the holy grail’ that Congress had been searching for.”

Yet while Congress has been searching, the Obama administration has been stonewalling. Despite more than a year’s worth of Congressional investigations conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Judiciary Committee–both of which were precipitated by the murder of American Border Agent Brian Terry–the essential questions of who knew what and when, and what purpose the program was meant to serve, remain unanswered.

An internal investigation conducted by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG)–essentially the DOJ investigating itself–was trumpeted by the mainstream media as the definitive report on the matter. Yet the facts say otherwise. Kevin O’Reilly, one of the key players the IG sought out, “declined through his personal counsel our request for an interview.” Furthermore, the White House refused to produce internal documents related to the investigation, claiming such documents were “beyond the purview” of the inspector general. CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson, one of the few reporters willing to follow this scandal wherever it leads, reveals just how far the White House was willing to go to avoid congressional threats to subpoena O’Reilly. “Just days after [lead ATF official on the case Special Agent in Charge Bill] Newell testified to Congress on July 26, 2011 that he’d shared information with O’Reilly, whom he described as a long time friend, O’Reilly was transferred to Iraq and not available for questioning,” writes Attkisson.

Add President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege to the mix, which allowed Eric Holder to thumb his nose at congressional investigators’ subpoenas, along with the continuing refusal of the DOJ to cooperate (despite Holder being found in contempt of Congress), and the stunning level of administration callousness is clear. In short, the preservation of bureaucratic careers trumps a genuine investigation into hundreds of murders.

Equally as callous is the mainstream media’s calculated indifference to this scandal. Despite the pile of corpses this utterly misguided program produced, they sought to make moral equivalence to a Bush-era program called Operation Wide Receiver, where no one was killed. Furthermore, the media herd ran with the idea that Eric Holder was exonerated, even as they largely ignored the reality that the report said no such thing, and that the OIG reports directly to the Attorney General.

The administration’s icy indifference was again on display following the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. The Obama team’s ongoing attempts to brazenly lie their way through this scandal have been fairly well-documented. Even some of the president’s more reliable useful idiots have been cowed by the level of utter duplicity demonstrated by this administration’s efforts to obscure the truth.

Yet what remains largely under radar, save for the effort of conservative news outlets, is the documentation of this president’s twisted priorities. One day after American officials in Benghazi were murdered, and their bodies were dragged through the streets, President Obama saw no reason to alter his campaign schedule. He attended a fundraiser in Las Vegas, where he told a crowd of 8,000 adoring fans about the “tough day that we’ve had today.” After a brief tribute to the four slain Americans, it was back to the class warfare rhetoric that is the hallmark of his re-election campaign.

That’s pretty callous. But it was his “60 Minutes” interview with Steve Kroft that should disgust every decent American. Kroft asked Obama if recent developments in the Middle East have given him any pause about his support for the governments that came to power during so-called Arab Spring. “I said even at the time this was going to be a rocky path,” Obama answered. “I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road,” he added. Four dead Americans, including the first ambassador killed since the 1979 murder of Adolph Dubs in Afghanistan — during Carter administration — are considered “bumps in the road”?

It is difficult to imagine such a callous characterization being ignore by the mainstream media, but they remained true to form. In a speech given at an Accuracy in Media (AIM) conference last Thursday, former Democratic Pollster Pat Caddell put the media’s role in perspective. “This press corps serves at the pleasure of this White House and President, led by people like Ezra Klein and JournoList, where they plot the stories together,” said Caddell.

He aimed his most scathing words at the coverage of the Benghazi attack: “First of all we’ve had nine day of lies over what happened because [the Obama administration] can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this….If a President of either party…had a terrorist incident, and got on an airplane after saying something, and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified!” he contended. “It would have been–it should have been the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s ‘flying over Katrina’ moment. But nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said,” he added.

Caddell is somewhat in error. In fact something was said. Mitt Romney was excoriated for “politicizing” the debacle.

As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adolphdubs; benghazi; coverupmedia; fastandfurious; journalism; lybiaembassymurders; mexico; middleeast; msm; obama; obamascandals; presflustercluck; statemedia

1 posted on 10/01/2012 1:05:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think what Univision is doing is the result of the 321 demonstration by students and others prior to their national elections at Mexico city’s Independence Plaza which by the way was reported on NPR.
321 comes from the T shirts they wore at the protest when some politican made an off handed reference to voters
I don’t have his exact quotes handy.

Until there are serious protests similar to it at the NYT WAPO NPR NBC etc there won’t be any changes.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Whatever it takes to achieve fascism, you know?


3 posted on 10/01/2012 2:05:42 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The dumbing down and apathy of one half of the electorate is also at the base of much of this indifference. If the people don't care, then the Regime can do almost anything. Can America be saved from its own sheeple?
4 posted on 10/01/2012 2:09:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Once more...No one died during Watergate. THis asminstration has blood on its hands and the complicit media are just as accountable and reprehensible.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 2:47:00 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: mosesdapoet

I think this will be the mission of the people after this election. We should be protesting in front of the HQ of each of the medias. But bring your own cameras..because they sure won’t cover it.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 2:50:33 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Scandals? What scandals? Oh, you mean when Mitt Romney put the dog on the car roof.”

-MSM


7 posted on 10/01/2012 2:50:51 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Mitt who? I'm voting for Ryan.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

8 posted on 10/01/2012 2:50:51 AM PDT by Howie
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To: SueRae

Remember all the “incidents” during Janet Reno’s “Clinton” AG stint? Eric Holder — Reno’s 2nd in command (most likely pulling all the strings in those “scandals,” some deadly (Waco, Ruby Ridge, Elian...).


9 posted on 10/01/2012 2:52:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Howie
Chavez to Obama: I'd vote for you, and you for me
10 posted on 10/01/2012 2:54:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Truth29

One of the most appalling things Obama said was in Vegas, where he mentioned the Americans murdered in Libya and compared his campaign workers to them for their “ dedication.” In Obama’s mind, it’s all about him; frankly, I think the guy is crazy. That’s the only thing that could account for such a bizarre view of the universe.

Dealing with a crazy person can be very frightening, and I think the press, which started off as merely sycophantic, is now scared. I’m not sure what threat he’s using ( it’s got to be more than just making them look uncool) but I get the feeling that they’re really afraid to make him mad.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 3:00:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

2000 now Dead in the Right War In Afghanistan,Obamas War,Heard that discussed or even Mentioned Yet? Has CNN or NBC or Fox mentioned that at the Beginning of their Telecasts? Absentee applications for the Bravest among us Down 92%,sounds about Right in the Home Of the Brave doesnt it?
Yes We Can! Yes We Can! USA! USA!USA! Osama BIn Laden is Dead,GM Is alive! USA USA


12 posted on 10/01/2012 3:25:45 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: livius; All
I think the guy is crazy. That’s the only thing that could account for such a bizarre view of the universe

Oh no, there's a much, much simpler explanation but Americas believe the MSM and their "government" no matter how silly their arguments become.

Osama Obama has been behind Arab Spring since the beginning. You see how that has gone, Arab governments fairly well behaved being overthrown and replaced with the Muslim Brotherhood. Bombings in Iraq where the Nut job in chief pulled out American troops.

The goal is simple: Use America's influence, military and $$ to place radical nut jobs in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Libya. Join Saudi Arabia and Iran in destroying the West.

Think it can't happen? Explain Osama Obama's desire for NASA to transfer technology to the Arabs? Explain this idiots desire to give a $Billion to Egypt for submarines. Explain Osama Obama's attacks on America's energy production. The short answer is you can't, just like the short answer is you and other Americans can't think. The MSM and Government tell you what to think and when to think it.

Who is Obama? He's a Muslim playing President.

Are you waiting for the traitor to declare Sharia law in the US before you finally get it?

13 posted on 10/01/2012 3:54:57 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: SueRae

And for those who can’t protest in person, phone blitz the MSM hdqtrs.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 4:21:00 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

15 posted on 10/01/2012 4:24:11 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

“.......THis asminstration has blood on its hands and the complicit media are just as accountable and reprehensible.”....

As I read this, the lame stream media is then accessories to murder?


16 posted on 10/01/2012 6:23:04 AM PDT by Progov
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To: SueRae

Re 321 Protest
SueRae wrote:
I think this will be the mission of the people after this election.

Sorry Sue !
After the election and Obama wins ? Won’t make a difference this has to be done NOW


17 posted on 10/01/2012 6:24:22 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

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If America only knew....

Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?

The best Obama exposure site on the net:
(by our own FReeper, Beckwith)

The Obama File
http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html

The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection
of Internet materials
http://theobamafile.com/LibraryOfCongress.html

Just a few of the pages:

http://www.theobamafile.com/index_next_politics.html

http://www.theobamafile.com/BarackObama.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_family/FamilyPage.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaEducation.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaPsychology.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaReligion.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaWife.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/_associates/ObamaAssociates.htm

http://www.theobamafile.com/ObamaIconography.htm

.

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18 posted on 10/01/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

DOJ investigating itself–was trumpeted by the mainstream media.

Laws what laws we don’t need any stinking laws.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 6:52:42 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There are no more human beings left in the old media. They forfeited their humanity to sit under the Democrat’s table and lick their hands in return for some scraps.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mosesdapoet

Once the wheels come off of Obama’s cart we will learn more about his many scandals and corruption—He will be more hated than Nixon. I still say—the worst thing to happen to Obama would be to win.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 7:52:27 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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