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What Obama’s many messes really mean
NY Daily News ^ | 5-28-14 | S. E. Cupp

Posted on 05/28/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Another week, another scandal.

From Fast and Furious at the ATF to the Pigford fraud at the Department of Agriculture, the IRS’ political targeting to the State Department’s Benghazi mess, the healthcare.gov debacle at HHS to spying at the NSA and the DOJ, President Obama is running out of agencies and departments to defend in his two years left in office.

This White House has either had the worst luck in recent memory or it is responsible for breaches of public trust so vast, it’s no wonder public faith in our government is at a record low.

And now, we must add the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs — one so singularly sad, offensive and disappointing it almost feels wrong to put the callous deaths of at least 40 veterans who served our country in the same category as political tax targeting. Still, in some ways it is more of the pitiful same.

There are hearings that try to coax information out of high-level bureaucrats who never seem to know enough or to tell the entire truth. Desperate finger-pointing, that Republicans must somehow be to blame, from Obama loyalists. And endless delays and stall tactics to slow-walk or withhold key information until the public tires of the exercise.

The truth Democrats don’t want you to know is that these scandals are not about racism or Republicans or obstruction votes or even President Obama.

They are about the collapse of a big-government bureaucracy that consistently lets you down, but which the left depends on to keep your vote.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; fastandfurious; irs; va

1 posted on 05/28/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama’s many messes reflect a failure of liberalism, in my opinion. This is what you get when you put liberals in charge.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 7:00:31 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
cupp photo: S E Cupp RedEye_01-22-11_RE_6511.jpg

Not Guilty.

3 posted on 05/28/2014 7:02:54 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All
"What Obama’s many messes really mean"

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4 posted on 05/28/2014 7:06:33 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This is what you get when you put liberals in charge.

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That and a crushing amount of debt that will be a burden on this country for many decades to come. Its simply unsustainable and is a ticking time bomb that will eventually turn into a financial earthquake for the nation.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 7:06:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am waiting - perhaps in vain - for someone to dry gulch Jay Carney with non-obvious questions i.e. those he doesn’t get to see in advance and/or prepare an answer for.

For example, when Jay says ‘the president just read about it in the paper’ the question(s) should be:

-Jay, who is responsible for letting the president know about these important matters? They are obviously not up to the task. What will happen to them for their incompetence?

-Is it mere coincidence that all the things the president doesn’t know about are scandals and/or negative events? He seems well-versed in positives (such as they are).

-Does the president’s lack of knowledge about his administration’s activities extend to combat operations, CIA activities overseas, etc.?

-Is there a magical, statistically-remote-chance there is a 1:1 correspondence between the scandals known publicly and the president being surprised by them? In other words, are there more scandals he doesn’t know about yet or are there scandals he does know about that we don’t?


6 posted on 05/28/2014 7:06:52 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

That the "messes" go back so far,
and have all helped Enemies of the American people
and have been so long meticulously ignored,
shows the utter, contemptible, treasonous
abdication of journalism and the EXEMPT Congress.

"Obama Obama shifts FBI from Counter Terrorism to Fraud"


"Victims of Cole bombing upset
"A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber."


"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."


"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."


7 posted on 05/28/2014 7:07:08 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What it means that being a Liberal black president is like the gold ticket. You can get away with anything because all you have to do is pull the race card and it all goes away.
This is what happens when you have a Media that bends over backwards for a POTUS and a voter bloc that consists of lay abouts and work shy people.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 7:11:48 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Eventually Obama will come to understand that a President is ultimately judged by results, not rhetoric or posture.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Don’t hold your breath FRiend : /

Tatt


10 posted on 05/28/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... (Had I brought Christ with me, the outcome would have been different. Dr. Eric Cunningha.m)
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To: Starboard
That and a crushing amount of debt that will be a burden on this country for many decades to come. Its simply unsustainable and is a ticking time bomb that will eventually turn into a financial earthquake for the nation.

Which is exactly what this POS intends to do. He hates America. PERIOD!

11 posted on 05/28/2014 7:18:15 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: unixfox

One sure thing that is predictable with Obama: if its bad for America, he’s for it.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 7:19:44 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama's Many Messes

The V.A. Death Panel

 Military Officers Relieved of Duty Under Obama      The Obama Shut down      Obama and Syria

Obama Attacks the 1st Amendment      Obama and the IRS      The Gunwalker Scandal

Obama vs The 2nd Amendment    Benghazi-Gate   Obama vs. Your Privacy

Obama and Agenda 21       The Obama "Dead Pool"      The Clinton "Dead Pool"

The Boston Marathon Massacre    Sandy Hook Massacre       Socialists/Communists in the White House    

Obama and Israel - Year 1 ...Year 2 ...Year 3 ... Year 4  ... Year 5 ... Year 6

Goldman Sachs personnel in the ObamaWhite House             Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood

         Obama VS. The U.S. Military         Is Obama Gay?               

 Gays and Lesbians who currently are in the Obama White House         Obama and Derrick Bell

A List of Obama Czars (in alphabetical order)          The  Solyndra Scandal

Obama Ethics, Year 1           Obama Ethics Year Two           Obama Ethics, Year 3          

   Obama Ethics, Year 4                   Obama Ethics, Year 5       Obama Ethics Year 6

  Cass Sunstein Olympics        Obama Audio and Video        Michelle Obama's attendants and their salaries

Elena Kagan Mania          Van Jones "Laugh-a-Thon"        Obama and Eric Whitaker        Obama and Derrick Bell

Obama and Egypt             The Berwick Chronicles            Obama Voter Fraud

Obama and TARP        Sestak-Gate        A Brief Time Line of events of Watergate and Monica Lewinsky vs. Gunwalker

     Scanner-Gate        Rosen-Gate       JournOlist/Names      British Petroleum-Gate

Obama records which have not been released

13 posted on 05/28/2014 7:19:52 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Starboard

Well said.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 7:22:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic



15 posted on 05/28/2014 7:28:35 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey


16 posted on 05/28/2014 7:32:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is anti-American and willing to let people die — or cause them to die — for his own self-aggrandizement. And the majority of the Democrat power structure is with him on this.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 7:32:53 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is dumber than donuts.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What Obama’s many messes really mean...?
A community organizer can’t run a lemonade stand.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What they’d LIKE us to believe is these “many messes” mean Bush sure left Obama with quite a mess of messes... so much so that an automatic third term is necessary “for the good of the people.”


20 posted on 05/28/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Obama’s many messes reflect a failure of liberalism, in my opinion.

A failure of liberalism indeed. The narcissistic 'never done construction' we know better than you crowd at their bloviating finest.

S.E. Cupp's analysis is dead on. "They (scandals) are about the collapse of a big-government bureaucracy that consistently lets you down, but which the left depends on to keep your vote."

Big bloated government bureaucracy doesn't work. We all know that. The problem with Obama is he doesn't want it to work. He wants it to collapse so he can become the biggest dictator of all time. The process is happening rapidly and succinctly described by the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Why do you think Obama exudes the I don't care attitude? The 'leave me alone I'm going to play golf or watch ESPN' attitude? He wants it all to fail and be replaced by socialism/communism with guess who at the helm.

21 posted on 05/28/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Nachum
A great list. Thank you for keeping up with this. I tried to for a while but was just overwhelmed with the 'something every day' data. I have days where I still can't wrap my head around the fact that with So Much Data on Obama the American people still reelected him.

We have a lot of work to do. .

22 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:15 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Another great example of your point, Kalifornia!! Swartzinkennedy was a RINO so basically Kalifornia has been under democrat rule since Pete Wilson was governor and under Wilson the state’s bank was in the black, the roads got fixed and basically the infrastructure was in good shape. That was then. Now under democrat rule, the infrastructure is crumbling and getting worse by the day because much of that money is going to support the poor illegals from Mexico that the democrats in Sacramento welcome with open arms and 30% of those illegals end up in state prison and all at the expense of those in the state who still have jobs and who can’t afford to leave. Liberalism is corruption.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:32 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m going to be very fair here and state the truth as I see it. Government inefficiency and corruption preceded President Obama. He didn’t create these problems. It’s not like the VA was known for efficiency before Obama arrived. However, as president, it is his sole responsibility to fix these executive branch problems, and in that, he fails miserably! He wanted the job. He’s responsible.

I personally think it’s a fool’s errand to try to make the huge federal behemoth efficient and corruption free, because inefficiency and corruption are inevitable in byzantine organizations operated by 2.7+ million people. However, if one is a leftist/statist who thinks government is the solution to every problem, then it’s reasonable for us to hold that person responsible for delivering what they promise.

So government was a mess before President Obama was elected, but instead of fixing it, he’s making it much, much worse. One can’t assume authority as President of the United States and then simply wash their hands of responsibility for the organizations under them. Authority and responsibility go hand in hand.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

They mean that President `You didn’t build that’ hasn’t done anything but draw paychecks his entire worthless career, except to destroy and spend.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 8:13:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: relictele

i would ask Jay, “does it bother the President that he finds out about these things when every one else does? does he get angry about that? is he taking steps to ensure he is better informed? or does he like not knowing... his head in the sand?”


26 posted on 05/28/2014 8:14:56 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: blueunicorn6

Hey, don’t insult donuts like that.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 8:31:07 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: Diogenesis
The President is currently unavailable fo comment...as hes in mouring for MAYA!!


28 posted on 05/28/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: latina4dubya

While I agree with the sentiment, I frankly don’t care if Obama’s mad, glad or sad. The WH is clearly hoping that some spurious claim of emotion will be viewed as an appropriate and comprehensive response to the problem.

Therefore, to add to my list I would say:

-So the president is upset. Big deal. What is he going to do about it, specifically? When will such action take place and when will we review the outcome together?


29 posted on 05/28/2014 8:52:20 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

honestly, i was merely being sardonic...


30 posted on 05/28/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: drypowder

I heard this when Gray Davis was the Governor and have not heard it since, but in the 2000 census, it was the first time since California became a state that more people move out then moved in. That was 14 years ago. I am sure more ants have left while the grasshoppers come in from below the border or made by welfare bums. Remember what Moonbeam Brown said when Toyota pulled up and left for Texas - taxes are high but the smart ones make it work. So, according to his logic, those that stay are the smart ones and those that leave are stupid. Typical statist logic.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 9:08:30 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It means Clown Prince nobama is being “successful” in achieving his goals.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Good voice of lapel pin for the Mahdi.


33 posted on 05/28/2014 10:32:20 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper



34 posted on 05/28/2014 10:35:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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