Skip to comments.Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal
Posted on 05/13/2013 8:39:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 13, 2013
President Obamas second-term campaign slogan was Forward, but instead weve got cover-ups, congressional investigations and the government persecution of political opponents and reporters.
That sounds like backward to me. All the way to, say, 1972.
Who would have guessed that just a few months into his second term, President Obama would be compared to Tricky Dick. And by a liberal Massachusetts Democrat U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.
Republicans could not even have scripted this one. The agency most hated by voters, the Internal Revenue Service, admits to going on a Nixonian witch hunt against Tea Party and conservative groups during the re-election campaign.
This is a story even the most partisan Massachusetts liberal cannot defend. Its so bad that even Ed Markey is calling for heads to roll.
Now we learn that the Justice Department has secretly obtained the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in what appears to be an investigation of an AP story that disclosed details of a CIA operation that stopped a terrorist attack.
Going after the Tea Party is one thing, but the media? What an outrage. Who knows, the press may get so mad they wont laugh at Obamas jokes during the next White House Correspondents Dinner.
This does not bode well for Obamas second-term agenda. He already had lost a vote over gun control, and the Benghazi hearings didnt go so well, either.
The focus for the next few months will be on the investigation and likely cover-up of the IRS effort to get dirt on Obamas political opponents. The initial explanation that it was the handiwork of just a few rogue IRS workers sounds about as plausible as blaming the Benghazi attacks on an anti-Muslim video.
Voters should demand to know who was responsible for the IRS witch hunt. If anyone in the White House or Obama campaign was aware of it, then the Richard Nixon and Watergate comparisons will be eerily accurate. It was Nixon, after all, who invented the enemies list, and it looks as if someone in the Obama administrations IRS came up with one.
The disclosures might even trigger a resurgence for the Tea Party movement, which suffered some setbacks in the last election. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), one of the Tea Party candidates who won, could get a boost all the way to the GOP presidential nomination.
So enjoy the next few months, President Obama. Its not time yet to get Marine One revved up on the White House lawn, but if you start talking to portraits of dead presidents, then its time to get worried.
There are so many scandals I am loosing count.
nope ,Obama had no idea these things were going on ( puke )
Obama, Biden and Holder bugged the offices of AP.
Holder on Voter intimidation... “I will not prosecute my people”
[[Obama knee-deep in Nixon-esque scandal]]
Correction- Dear leader is knee deep in Saddam-esque scandal
Nixon was a two-bit amateur compared to Obama.
You’re right - Nixon did the same stuff... right down to using the IRS against his ‘enemies’...
Nixon said “I am not a crook” - he was...
Obama said “I am not a dictator” he is...
First they came for people in the Tea Party,
and I didnt speak out because I wasnt in a Tea Party.
Then they came for people who used words like constitution and patriot,
and I didnt speak out because those words didnt matter to me.
Then they came for conservative Jews and evangelical Christians
and I didnt speak out because I was too cool to be a believer...
Then they came for the AP and members of the press,
and there was no one left to speak for us.
Zero is covered in teflon. An affirmative action ghetto thug mooseSlime democrat? You kidding? He could rob an orphan home and nobody would raise an eyebrow. Not even our republicans.
That's as bad as them having sex with their sisters.
Up to hid neck is more like it.
“the press may get so mad they wont laugh at Obamas jokes during the next White House Correspondents Dinner.”
Or how about:
The press may get so mad they may go back and actually cover Fast and Furious.
The key to understanding Obamaspeak is to understand that Obama is self-delusional.
Obama truly believes that reality can be created just by him saying so.
I call these statements Obamalies.
Hence, when Obama wants something to be true, all he has to do is say the words and reality will be created around them.
In this manner Obama is capable of protecting himself from REALITY that you and I recognize, but is unrecognizable to Obama.
Today at his presser, Obama shed a rare tear as he momentarily recognized that his reality was not our REALITY.
US President Valerie Jarrett makes sure that Obama always reads from her scripted teleprompter, or sticks to her scripted talking points.
Thus, minimizing Obamas self-delusional, private outbursts of the warped reality that only Obama knows - - - .
And it's smelling more like dung every day.
I forget; how many people died in the "Nixon-esque scandal"?
I believe that the articles of impeachment states that Nixon endeavored to use the IRS. I recall that the IRS did not comply.
Yes Nixon used other federal agencies.. so did JFK and LBJ.
Nixon was hated by the very same types today who idolize Obama -- "The Rules for Spoiled Brats" crowd.
It's time to acknowledge the Clintons, Obama, and all others of the 1960s Marxist/Alinsky campus psycho spoiled brats and their ideological issue as a putrid class all their own.
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