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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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; libya; obama; obamascandals; scandals; wot
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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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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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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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