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Why Obama Scandals Arenít Scandals at All
The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 06/09/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT by joygrace

When this last scandal broke, where was Mr. Obama? On a two-day California fundraising trip. It’s business as usual for the Campaigner in Chief — he’s done 15 fundraisers already this year, as many as Mr. Bush did in all of 2005. As the media busies itself with scandals that ultimately will go nowhere, Mr. Obama is forging ahead with his effort to take over the House in 2014 and break the back of the Republican Party.

What’s more, the scandals have so far had almost no effect on the president’s popularity rating.

“How is it,” a news article said last week, “that President Obama, despite the recent scandals, has been able to maintain an approval rating in the mid- to high-40s, or about where it’s been for the better part of three years? A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll may provide some clues. For starters, the public doesn’t seem to be blaming the president for the Benghazi terrorist attack, the IRS targeting of conservative groups or the Justice Department snooping.”

I could be wrong — I was once in 1979. But watching these scandals come and just as quickly go makes me wonder. Maybe the once-tight-as-a-drum administration has suddenly sprung a leak — or five. Maybe their sheer incompetence has simply caught up with them. But something smells fishy, nothing adds up. And with each new emerging scandal, the most damning one — Benghazi — recedes a bit more into the past.

Come September, we’ll likely look back and say: “Huh. Lotta smoke, no fire.” But four Americans are dead: We still don’t know why. And that’s a real scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; libya; obama; obamascandals; scandals; wot
Benghazi is what Obama fears.

When will the next whistleblowers come forward? Congress needs to pay attention to Benghazi.

Obama and his press are happy Benghazi is fading in the rear view mirror.

1 posted on 06/09/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace

Is it?


2 posted on 06/09/2013 12:48:08 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: joygrace

The IRS is the biggest mess for the White House—his approval ratings are being proped up by his friends—they will fall faster than Hillaries in a few weeks. I will be surprised if he makes it to 2014. His handlers will replace him with another if he becomes too much of a liability.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 12:51:45 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: joygrace

To liberals, the only crime is not being one. They’ll let Obama get away with anything, right up until the irons are clamped on their own wrists.


4 posted on 06/09/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: joygrace

He doesn’t fear any of this.

The MSM is utterly in the tank for him, they report nothing about the IRS, the AP (remember that?), or Benghazi, unless it favors him.

No press, no outrage.

Holder is still there. Lois Lerner still gets paid. Darrell Issa gets dissed by low rent government employees.


5 posted on 06/09/2013 12:53:43 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Regulator

The Teflon President. Satan has his back. Big time.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 12:57:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Regulator

Ditto


7 posted on 06/09/2013 12:58:20 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: joygrace

Obama’s polls will never drop.

Those who keep his pools up are as racist, genocidal, murderous, and contemptible as he is.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: joygrace
Obama and his media fear nothing. They are completely engaged in using this "scandal" opportunity to tarnish republicans and take the house in 2014.

If they can come up with another Candy Crowley like performance they will probably succeed.

9 posted on 06/09/2013 1:01:41 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Venturer

Because the OMG controls the polls and pollsters.


10 posted on 06/09/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Venturer

Obama’s polls have already dropped. RealClearPolitics has his approval at 47.3. That is lower than before the scandals picked up steam.


11 posted on 06/09/2013 1:18:18 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Venturer

The Marxist has locked down the 47% and the media and that secures the floor of his approval. He’d still win an election against Romney if held today. I think Hitlery would, too.

The only valid conservative goals should be holding the House and winning the Senate.


12 posted on 06/09/2013 1:19:39 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: joygrace

President Obama is immune to scandal as candidate Obama was immune to scrutiny of all sorts because he is black.

Long ago Castro told Bernadine Dohrn to stop bombing and find a presentable black candidate for president who could “shame guilty whites into voting for him” exactly for this reason.

And Dohrn found her man. His race immunizes Obama as nothing else could. He is the ultimate affirmative action hire. He is president because he is black and that’s that. It is a level of racism not before seen.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 1:21:40 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: joygrace

Obama is liberal and black, and the media works for him. He isn’t going anywhere.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 1:22:24 PM PDT by pallis
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To: joygrace

A hurting scandal is when someone goes to jail. Hearings are viewed as political.


15 posted on 06/09/2013 1:24:30 PM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Baynative
Perhaps you are right but watch Obama and his thugs answer any questions related to Benghazi. They are so uncomfortable and defensive. They immediately try to humiliate those who ask the questions. Ed Henry has been humiliated many times related to Benghazi. As you know this is classic Alinsky.

Obama seems to be overly confidant when asked about questions about the other scandals. Obama used his professorial tone when asked about the verizon scandal.

I believe Benghazi is the issue Obama wants us to leave behind just like he left our Americans behind.

I visual myself on the roof with Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. I imagine how they felt when they knew our military wasn't coming to help them to defend themselves and the other Americans. We can't let Obama get away with abandoning our fellow Americans. I have to keep the faith.

The alternative is too depressing. Maybe a miracle will happen and a brave military person will come forward because he can't live with himself otherwise. I know Woods and Doherty saved people who would otherwise be dead today so I have to believe there is one person who will get in touch with Issa or someone in the media to get his story on the record.

16 posted on 06/09/2013 1:40:15 PM PDT by joygrace
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Well said.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 1:46:20 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: pallis

How is he black when his mother was a white woman?


18 posted on 06/09/2013 1:47:26 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: joygrace
Limbaugh Theorem


19 posted on 06/09/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: joygrace

The next shoe to drop will be the discovery that all this NSA info is being used to tarnish and destroy any political opposition. Yea we know they would not do this just like we know they would not use the IRS. This is making everyone fearful of the government. This is terrorism plain and by definition. The Islamist have won by causing the destruction of the founding principles of our country and the Communist are not letting a crisis go to waste. This is what Franklin was saying about giving up freedom for security. Now we have neither.


20 posted on 06/09/2013 1:48:56 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: joygrace

Obama’s poll numbers are as low as they’re going to be. Half the country looks to the government to see to every need imaginable.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 1:49:49 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: joygrace

Pray hard and expectantly.
0bama and the 25 or so “presidents” have no one to hold them accountable, and, if 0bama were to let H0lder go you know he’d threaten to talk, so that’s why no one will be let go. Also, if 0bama and his inner circle Marzists can blackmale R0berts (and you know they did), then any of our side are good and scared since their phone conversations and emails are in their hands.

Misspellings are purposeful. I hope you understand that. Atlas Shrugged Part 2 really seems like today.

Pray, pray, pray, plead, pray, plead. I really don’t see anyone intervening but the Almighty and I can’t predict what that would look like if He did.


22 posted on 06/09/2013 1:51:26 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (He thwarts the plans of the crafty so that their hands achieve no success...Job 5:12)
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To: joygrace

If the Repubs were smart they would hold onto one or two juicy revelations until just before election day, then break it out and blanket the media with it.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 1:51:45 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: darkwing104

Ø is but a symptom.

The disease will remain. (illiterate electorate)


24 posted on 06/09/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: joygrace

Benghazi is the BIG ONE - Curl knows it, you know it, I know it; lots of people in D.C. knows it. For whatever reason whether it was weapons-running or a botch kidnapping - trade for the Sheik gone wrong or something else, the matter of fact is that these people in the White House basically said - ‘let them die’ which is murder or at least complicit murder


25 posted on 06/09/2013 1:52:58 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: jsanders2001
The Teflon President. Satan has his back. Big time.

The Limbaugh Theorem.

26 posted on 06/09/2013 2:10:18 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: joygrace

Obama and Hillary are on that commercial that was aired in the Middle East. They can’t wiggle out of that. They are in it, and they approved it. They used American taxpayer money to produce and air that commercial. They used American taxpayer money to foster a political coverup. That’s just the start. Why did Obama and Hillary use American personnel, equipment, facilities and money to overthrow the government of Libya? What was our pressing national interest there? Benghazi is scary to Obama and Hillary because it’s criminal.....they could do some jail time. Benghazi is scary to the Democrats because the professors and college students and soccer Moms will drop the Democrat party like a hot potato when they find out that the peace-loving Democrats have been killing people for money. That’s why they are taking this beating on the other issues. Benghazi puts an end to the criminal enterprise that is the leadership of the Democrat party.


27 posted on 06/09/2013 2:11:04 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jmacusa

I’m not the one who makes these racial rules and distinctions, so the best I can do is refer you to those who call you a racist for disagreeing with Obama. If not for his skin pigment, he is black because they say so, and because it is politically expedient in pop politics.


28 posted on 06/09/2013 2:20:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: joygrace
Now that you mention it I do see less confidence in the Benghazi questioning than the other topics. Maybe that has something to do with Obama not being able to dump it on the suddenly invisible Hillary without suffering the full wrath of Bubba.

Your comments about Woods and Dogherty strike a nerve because I have thought about them often. I can't imagine what hell they suffered in the final ours of their lives as the odds against them turned and they realized they were being abandoned by their countrymen.

What sickens me the most is that Obama had the plane returning with their bodies diverted to Andrews AFB for a staged media event at which Hillary held the hand of Tyrone Woods' father Charles and promised they would not rest until they prosecuted the video maker. That was on September 14, three days after Obama claims he said the attack was and act of terror.

This administration has drawn together the lowest examples of American political culture ever assembled. They dishonor every part of our brave heritage and legacy of freedom.

(Leon Panetta has also instantly become invisible, too)

29 posted on 06/09/2013 3:03:21 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

The head of the CIA during Benghazi is gone. The head of the Defense Department during Benghazi is gone. The head of the State Department during Benghazi is gone. Does anyone think that these three players left these jobs because they wanted to? Does anybody think that Obama would sacrifice these three for no reason? Then why are they gone? Two of these three were known Democrat loyalists.

FREE THE BENGHAZI 40!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 06/09/2013 3:10:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: joygrace

This country is currently run by a Chicago mobster. Let’s just admit it. What do Franklin Graham, The Gibson Guitar Co., 500 Tea Party and patriot organizations have in common?


31 posted on 06/09/2013 3:12:13 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: Baynative
"This administration has drawn together the lowest examples of American political culture ever assembled. They dishonor every part of our brave heritage and legacy of freedom."

So very true. At every turn, before..during..and after the tragedy, Obama and his ilk chose to take the dishonorable road and I know Woods and Doherty deserve better.

I always look at Benghazi as though I am standing there with Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty in the dark on that roof at the CIA annex with everything on the line. What brave souls they were...what strength they must have possessed to endure as long as they did.

I pray for them, I pray for their families and I pray for the survivors. I pray for all those in the military especially the ones who were involved on that night.I pray justice will be served at some point. Americans...all americans deserve the truth.

32 posted on 06/09/2013 3:20:26 PM PDT by joygrace
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To: PaleoBob

Exactly


33 posted on 06/09/2013 3:25:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: joygrace

The PRESS is driving the car hoping that We Believe it’s fading in the rear view mirror. Remember people, we just
have to turn our car around - Benghazi is always there.


34 posted on 06/09/2013 3:27:49 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: joygrace
As bad as Benghazi is I believe that Fast & Furious is worse. Two American LEOs dead along with at least hundreds of Mexicans. An act of war against a neighboring country (not much of an ally but still...), an act of war against the American people.

An AG that committed perjury in front of Congress and for the first time in our history was held in contempt.

This was a diabolical conspiracy hatched to create as much violence, mayhem and murder as possible in a cynical attempt to abridge the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens.

35 posted on 06/09/2013 3:56:56 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: joygrace
IRS, NSA = Red Herrings! Sure, they're bad, but they've gotten Benghazi out of the news. Benghazi has the potential to get the kenyan's ass impeached and imprisoned. He knows it and her would rather suffer the fallout from IRS and NSA where he can claim ignorance!

NSA - Get this verbatim!

36 posted on 06/09/2013 4:22:04 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: BlueStateRightist

I believe you are right.

If we lose both to any Democrat it is all over.


37 posted on 06/09/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jmacusa

> How is he black when his mother was a white woman?

Well just a little common sense here...he sure as ell doesn’t look white. Any black blood and you are usually not classifed as white but as black or biracial.

Anyone else noticed how many liberals are posting on here trying to act as though they are conservative here lately?


38 posted on 06/09/2013 4:50:29 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: joygrace

Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, the journalism scandal, the EPA, etc. It makes the Clinton Administration look clean.


39 posted on 06/09/2013 4:56:41 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: joygrace

Benghazi is not “fading in the rearview mirror.” You’re going to have more hearings on that. It will rear its ugly head again.

But the AP/Fox scandal, the IRS scandal(s), and the NSA spying scandal are more fundamental threats to our Constitution and our liberties.


40 posted on 06/09/2013 4:58:12 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
I agree.

This has been a hard week for me. I am very pessimistic about the future of this nation.

41 posted on 06/09/2013 5:05:22 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: jsanders2001

No he doesn’t look white but his mother was a white woman. So how is he ‘’Black’’? He’s a mulatto.


42 posted on 06/09/2013 5:29:38 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: joygrace

The Limbaugh Theorem.


43 posted on 06/09/2013 6:15:21 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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