Skip to comments.Scandals drown out Obama’s message on economy
Posted on 05/15/2013 12:52:10 AM PDT by JohnHuang2Edited on 05/15/2013 12:57:08 AM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]
Remember what President Obama said about the economy Thursday on his ballyhooed trip to Austin, Texas?
Dont worry. Hardly anybody else remembers, either.
Full article here.
IRS-gate -- a truly massive and criminal Nixonian abuse of power . . . by the Tea Party! Why, here are these little innocent low-level IRS agents working diligently from their mothers' basements in Cincinnati being targeted for special scrutiny by these . . .
Whoops! Sorry, I was channeling the State Department's Talking Points Editing Division.
Obama alleged he was shocked, dismayed and outraged that his IRS had targeted groups he considers his avowed enemies. (It hit him like a ton of bricks!)
Obama blames the Tea partiers for causing the U.S.'s credit downgrade, the sequester 'calamities', threatening U.S solvency, manipulating tax law, destroying the Constitution, shooting Gabby Giffords, forming secret Tea Party terror cells to wage a war on women, so it's a real brainteaser why his IRS would target them.
Obama said he learned of his IRS scandal days ago in the media -- weeks after his White House got a heads-up.
Obama then added: "Suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. There's no 'there' there."
Whoops! That's the Benghazi cover-up. So many scandals in the most transparent regime in history, hard to keep up.
In fact, late yesterday, even as Obama was denying having any improper relationships with Benghazi talking points and the IRS, yet another scandal broke. Eric Holder's DOJ, out of its love for freedom of the press, had obtained two months worth of cellular, home and office phone records belonging to reporters for the Associated Press as part of a leak probe. (Holder's alibi is that he recused himself because he was too busy at the time not knowing anything about Fast and Furious.)
The Justice Department defended its phone-records spying and Holder said he was "confident" the people who were doing the snooping "followed all of the appropriate Justice Department regulations" and guidelines, as laid down by Iran's Ahmadinejad.
Regarding the IRS, even Congressional Democrats claimed to be shocked and outraged that their favorite government agency had targeted conservative groups -- groups calling themselves "Tea party," "Patriot" and other downright unAmerican names.
All of this 'sincere' and 'heartfelt' shock and outrage comes a year after prominent Democrats were demanding an IRS crackdown, targeting conservative groups. Hysterical Democrats were flooding the IRS last year with letters demanding that groups like Crossroads GPS be harassed. Democrat Congressman Peter Welch, who sits on Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, in a statement accompanying a letter to the IRS, demanded that the IRS "investigate whether nonprofit 501(c)(4) organizations affiliated with Super PACs -- such as Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove group spending millions of dollars in campaigns across the country -- are in violation of federal law and IRS regulations," (Source: TheAtlantic.com, 5-13-2013).
Democrat Sen. Max Baucus vowed to get to the bottom of this IRS harassment, after demanding IRS harassment against conservative groups in a letter to the IRS commissioner back in 2010, (Source: TheAtlantic.com, 5-13-2013).
Many media libbies were also shocked and outraged mostly because this 'just feeds the Republican critics' of the pure and ethical Obama administration.
And that the story of what happened keeps getting revised. Democrat Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS Division Of Slow-Walking To Death Applications For Tax-Exempt Status By Tea Party Racist Critics Of Angelic Obama, claimed on Friday that all the harassment and targeting came only from low-level lone-wolf staffers in Cincinnati. But then it turns out that the Cincinnati office rogues had been joined by IRS office rogues at headquarters in Washington, and IRS office rogues in two other offices in California as well.
At first the harassment was all during the 2012 election. Then it was 2011 and 2012. Then it turns out that D.C. IRS officials were happily handing out long, harassing questionnaires as early as April 2010.
Holder recused himself from the spy scandal. Hillary recused herself from the Benghazi scandal. State Department recused itself from the talking points scandal. IRS recused itself from the IRS scandal. Obama recused himself from the presidency, assuming the role of stand-up comic instead. 'I was searching for the Sports page just the other day when -- whadda ya know? -- I came across this IRS story! Flipped the page, and -- lo and behold -- there was the talking points story!'
Next, this con-man will tell us ObamaCare lowers premiums. Oh, wait -- done.
Speaking of ObamaCare, ObamaCare calls for another 16,000 of these good government 'not politically motivated' IRS types on loan from its Cincinnati shop to properly put the hooks on you come implementation time, 2014. With the mile-high pile of scandal managing to pry even the media's lips from Obama's backside, it's going to be an interesting election year.
My Two Cents...
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The economy isn’t getting better anyway.
Obama is blowing the debt bubble up towards an eventual burst and the GOP only wants to do the same thing at a slower rate of speed.
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No big thing, all of Obama’s “messages” and talking are simply lies that are jumping off points for the next scandal.
There once was a little boy who could not tell the truth,, he would often yell “wolf! wolf!,,,,,”
People soon learned not to listen to him anymore.
Wall Street rocks. Main Street is still unemployed.
Hey Bozo Potemkin Village doesn't work on TV or the Internet!!!!
He's never had a message on the economy.
He can't even pass a d*** budget.
In fact, he can't even pass a d*** budget that doesn't balance.
Obama had a message on the economy?
What was it? Oh yeah, he doesn’t care; must vacation and golf.
I’m a new freeper. Do you have a ping that counts all of Obama’s lies for each day? Or would that list be too long?
Great article, but your two cents was even better. Thank you!
"I'm going to tax, spend, regulate, and persecute you into oblivion."
Barack Hussein Obama
Right on!—as usual, Mr. Huang2.
I look forward to your essays.....and this one is another winner!
Long time since I’ve seen your two cents.
These AP wiretaps and IRS audits ARE the coverup of Benghazi by deliberate distraction.
Think now, what if 0bama was a republican president...
John, good to see that you’re unlimbering that keyboard and bringing it to bear on multiple targets. You’ve got the range; fire for effect.
Consider creating an About page.
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Consider creating an About page. “
I was lurking for a longggggg time before I finally signed up here - about a year ago.
So I had seen remarks about people who didnt do as you suggested.
So right away I tried to go there. But I couldnt get there. I tried for a longgggg time to get there - until I gave up - and forgot about it. tsk
Our military is ready to rescue the Ambassador and his
staff, but are given the order to "Stand Down" by Obama.
The Blame Game Begins
Team Obama/Hillary race into action within 24 hours
blaming, naming and arresting an innocent filmmaker
while apologizing to violent Muslims.
The coverup, whitewash and media blackout begin when
their lies fall apart.
In stark contrast to her rush to blame and pass the buck,
Hillary feigns illness, flees the country and drags her feet
Supporters squeal "It was so looonnngg ago".
"But what difference does it make?!?!"
How it should end...
He has a message on the economy?
This is a case of lies being covered and smothered by bigger lies.
Obama has a message on the economy?
oh ! that’s right! it’s “recovery summer” !
Obamas message on economy.... they are probably happy to see that drowned out. lol
O supposedly has a list of terrorists that he wants eliminated and gives the order when the drones find them, yet he doesn't know what happened in Benghazi, doesn't know what Treasury was doing, and didn't know the phones were tapped at the AP? Intimidation to submissiveness......
That should be on every editorial page in America.
Had a coworker ask “What’s the big deal about the IRS? So what?” I just said, “Article two of Richard Nixon’s Impeachment. Google it.”
Allow me to quote someone who identifies these moves: "Whatever it is, this false flag event needs to be visually and emotionally shocking. So expect children to be sacrificed as part of it. Nothing grabs headlines on CNN faster than the blood of children, and thats what Hilary Clinton needs right now more than anything else: a powerful, revolting distraction from her own abject criminality.
And believe me, these people would order a thousand children killed if it was necessary to save their political careers. Have no illusions about the kind of power-addicted monsters who are running the U.S. government today. There is nothing they wont do to weasel out of being caught in a devastating lie."
They definitely need a huge distraction - and are just the type to do it.
All of their fires are burning out of control; growing every day.
Yes, dangerous time for our country when the rats are cornered. And, being abandoned by others they have betrayed.
What message on the economy?
The action will be steal more money more often regardless of the message
<........”There is nothing they wont do to weasel out of being caught in a devastating lie.”...>
Axelrod said on MSNBC”
“The ‘government is simply too big’ for President Obama to keep track of all the wrongdoing taking place on his watch.... Part of being president is theres so much beneath you that you cant know because the government is so vast,
We aren’t hearing anything from either Clintons....no doubt they are in hiding and letting the chips fall where they may...while gearing up for their own defense when the time comes.
No doubt Clintons have powerful people protecting them.
It was just a suggestion.
Getting to your home page is super easy. Click on Account at the top of this page. Then click on My Profile. Add stuff to your page by clicking on “You can edit this page” at the bottom of the page.
Thank you so much for your outstanding essay, dear JohnHuang2!
and greetings to JH2!!!
"With the mile-high pile of scandal managing to pry even the media's lips from Obama's backside, it's going to be an interesting election year."
I think back on the election, and it's making more sense now. It's the Clinton years squared.
I'm so glad you are back! ;o)
I didnt mean that I didnt ‘know how’ to get there.
As I said, I couldnt get there. It would not let me. Same as it would not let me post. I have since read that rules have been instituted that require something before a new FReeper can POST - maybe some length of time here.
So assuming that would also apply to *getting to my account* - IIRC that went on for weeks.
Also, when I could post, it took ages, even an hour, before my post would show. After a time, they went immediately.
But thank you anyway, do appreciate all the help a newby can get.