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Twin Scandals Sap Obama Credibility
Fox News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Chris Stirewalt

Posted on 05/13/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“…statements in the [group’s] case file criticize how the country is being run.”

-- One of the criteria used by IRS investigators to target small-government groups for special scrutiny, according to an agency audit provided to congressional investigators.

Team Obama has always known how to make the most of critics in order to make the least of criticism.

During the 2008 campaign, it was “Stop the Smears,” an Obama effort to single out those who made claims about the candidate’s nativity, faith or personal conduct, rounding up the most slanderous and paranoiac claims, publicizing and then refuting them.

Then when more credible individuals would get near the subject, the campaign could strike back. Recall Hillary Clinton back in March 2008 on CBS strenuously defending then-Sen. Barack Obama against claims that he was a Muslim but then leaving the door open just a bit by saying, “As far as I know.”

Obamaland went on the attack over those five words, and Clinton paid dearly.

And so it went in office. The best example was how much attention was paid to the small number of people focused on the idea that President Obama was born someplace other than Hawaii. They even had coffee mugs made with the president’s birth certificate.

For weeks, as John Boehner or Mitch McConnell went out to talk about tax policy or spending, they would have to face questions about the president’s birth certificate. Before the GOPers could talk about their problems with Keynesian economics, righteous reporters would make Republicans first discuss Kenya.

There was also the effort to elevate Rush Limbaugh as the de facto spokesman for the Republican Party, with the White House press secretary demanding that reporters inquire of Republican office holders whether they agreed with the conservative radio host....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; bhocorruption; corruption; criminalpresident; democrats; internalrevenue; irs; obama; specialprosecutor
What credibility?
1 posted on 05/13/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What credibility?He never had any.

He had insufferable arrogance and false self esteem built up by Affirmative Action and the slobbering leftist media.

2 posted on 05/13/2013 1:41:15 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can squeeze that imposter all day long and no credibility will run out whatsoever.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know what you mean, 2D, but, I gotta say:

The credibility that allows him to take and send his family on the most ridiculously decadent vacations and which allows him Obamacare and any other d thing that comes to his mind that wastes our money and sends us around feeling like gulag residents.

But the credibility that allows him to side our beloved nation with Muslims, that actually has not been damaged at this point, per the ever wise Thos. Sowell, who writes on this today.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 1:44:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I laughed at the same thing..."Obama credibility".

Might that be something like "Obama conscience" or "Obama dignity"?

.

5 posted on 05/13/2013 1:46:17 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Credibility as defined in The American Heritage Dictionary 2nd College Edition:
1. capable of being believed, plausible
2. worthy of confidence, reliable

Yep, Obama has no credibility. Probably will try for plausible deniability, which is not real either

Solution - IMPEACHMENT


6 posted on 05/13/2013 1:47:13 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s not shut the door on Fast and Furious so fast. Someone should resurrect that. How did Obama and Holder escape that? Would the press assist them so much again if it were brought up again?


7 posted on 05/13/2013 1:53:26 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: hondact200
Sociopath's lies?
8 posted on 05/13/2013 1:53:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHI reports that the CIA is coming next for blood and they don’t play nice. Look for serious leaks by Friday.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What credibility?”

That’s what I was thinking!


10 posted on 05/13/2013 2:21:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check up-posts. It’s now THREE!!

1) Benghazi Cover-up

2) IRS Civil Rights Violations

3) AP Illegal Wiretap


11 posted on 05/13/2013 2:22:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: hondact200
Solution - IMPEACHMENT Romanian term limits. A small, but important correction and shift in direction. When the rule of law is dead, that's what's left...
12 posted on 05/13/2013 2:22:11 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What credibility?

The only times I have believed him were when he said he would side with America's enemies, when he said he believed in spreading other people's wealth around, and when he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America. Otherwise, that evil, bigoted, drug-addled communist has no credibility at all.

13 posted on 05/13/2013 2:46:06 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is up to FOUR now!

LLS


14 posted on 05/13/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Sebelius of HHS was doing something also....not sure what.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 6:09:57 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; SunkenCiv; ...

Thanks for posting.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 6:10:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: LibLieSlayer
The reverse Alinsky needs to be applied here.
Hit them with all of their scandals simultaneously and they'll foil themselves trying to cover all of the lies.
17 posted on 05/13/2013 6:15:09 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Barry sure seems to be getting a lot of attention of lately. He just loves the attention. :)


18 posted on 05/13/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Heck there are dozens of scandals lurking and the sharp knives are out!

LLS


19 posted on 05/13/2013 6:51:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tractorman

It is happening before our very eyes. This is just the start.

LLS


20 posted on 05/13/2013 6:51:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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21 posted on 05/13/2013 6:56:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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