Skip to comments.The scandals are falling apart (seriously)
Posted on 05/17/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
Things go wrong in government. Sometimes its just bad luck. Sometimes its rank incompetence. Sometimes its criminal wrongdoing. Most of the time you never hear about it. Or, if you do hear about it, the media eventually gets bored talking about it (see warming, global). But every so often an instance of government wrongdoing sprouts wings and becomes something quite exciting: A political scandal.
The crucial ingredient for a scandal is the prospect of high-level White House involvement and wide political repercussions. Government wrongdoing is boring. Scandals can bring down presidents, decide elections and revive down-and-out political parties. Scandals can dominate American politics for months at a time.
On Tuesday, it looked like we had three possible political scandals brewing. Two days later, with much more evidence available, it doesnt look like any of them will pan out. Therell be more hearings, and more bad press for the Obama administration, and more demands for documents.
But and this is a key qualification absent more revelations, the scandals that could reach high dont seem to include any real wrongdoing, whereas the ones that include real wrongdoing dont reach high enough. Lets go through them.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Told ya Issa would screw this up.
That is what we have today.
Welcome to the USSA, comrade.
The media in this country is so desperate to protect their Messiah they will say and do ANYTHING to protect him..and its downright scary, Obama can say and do anything he wants and has to answer to no one
“Nothing to see here” is not going to work this time...
Wishful thinking on the author’s part maybe??...
Ezra Klein is a sycophantic useful idiot.
No one reasonably expected Obama to fall from this anyway. No matter... press with the inquiries anyway, and do the job to which you’ve been elected. Get at the truth and let the chips fall where they will.
Wishful thinking by the liberals.
Falling apart? You wish
there one in the books!
Good grief. Delusional thinking remains triumphant at the Washington Compost
Step Two: Deny...
Step Three: Deny...
Step Four: Deny...
Step Five: We need to move on, this is old news...
Seems to be a uniform leftist talking point... “Oh, you’re wasting everyone’s time. There’s no scandal... there’s nothing to see here... move on.”
Noting the presstitutes didn’t carry that attitude back in 2004, when they dug and dug some more trying to find a smoking gun re: Abu Ghraib... and all they could dredge up were a few rogue troops.
Oh, and NO ONE DIED at Abu Ghraib, either, but that didn’t stop the NYT from running 58 consecutive front-page stories about it.
MSM once again trying to cover up for this president. Perhaps if the Washington Post found their phones tapped and was the victim of a targeted government audit that might push them over the edge.
It’s not the scandals that are falling apart but rather our country.
Now is the time to put it back together while we have a chance. Otherwise, it’s over.
Ezra Klein says something and you believe it?