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?
WaPo back to White Washing for The White House
can they cause liberty trees to be watered? can they cause the usage of billions of hollow points?
But remember Ezra, if you don't voluntarily pay your taxes, you will probably voluntarily go to jail. Jail Ezra, like Ft. Leavenworth. Scary place Ezra, I've been there a few times (no, not as a criminal).
So, this regime, the Baraq H. 0bama regime wants everyone to do as he pleases, or commands. Right Ezra?
Ezra, between you and me, I feel there's a bad moon arisen. A real bad moon. The kind that gets people killed.
Ask your savior/messiah 0bama to end this madness before it's too late.
Proud "Progressive Democrat" Barbara Buono is on track to become the first major party nominee in New Jersey state history who fails to raise enough money in the primary to qualify for maximum public financing.
NJ Democrats are registered 10-1 but Buono can't even raise enough money to qualify for matching funds. Buonos campaign war chest is so skimpy she may not generate enough contributions to secure all of her public matching funds for the primary or general election. NOTE Buono is running in a crowded latino state---and was just endorsed by an Hispanic group. (SOURCE http://www.nj.com/)
Ezra better tell Max Baucus, who thinks the IRS scandal is about to get much, much worse.
I didn’t consider, until today, that the fedgov anticipated that something they did coming to light, or something they plan to do,
would cause the “civil unrest” (revolt) that they are buying all the ammo and military equipment for.
Shameless, craven assholery from the so-called journalists.
The bassturds RIGGED AN ELECTION.
This will not, can not stand.
I don't think Klein really understands things from any other than a strictly partisan-games perspective, which is too bad because he is bright enough to do better than that. This piece, though, this is simply embarrassing.
The investigations into these scandals might not go anywhere, justice may not ever be served, but not the reasons this hack cites.
“Its not the scandals that are falling apart but rather our country.”
I’m an optimist. I think this is the beginning of the Regime agenda falling apart, and America getting back on the road to her true foundations.
Bluntly speaking, we don’t need these scandals to take down Obama.
What we need them to do is reset the debate on size scope and role of govenment onto out playing field.
They’re already doing that, if “Dead Intern Joe’s” sudden u turn on tn background checks is any indication. Gun control is effectively dead. And other second term agenda items like immigration reform and the ObamaCare implementation are going to be impacted in our favor.
oH..puhLEEZ. GIVE IT A BREAK.
No one is ever perfect enough on this site.
I have heard numerous talking heads and talk show hosts talking about how this could bring Obama down....and even some Freepers. Bull-o-knee. Ain't heppening.
Evil, corrupt dictators at this stage of their reign are usually very good at hiding their tracks. There will be NOTHING that leads back to the White House. NOTHING. It may be plain as day that it does...it may be obvious the POTUS is lying. But there will be no proof and just like always he will simply say: "I know nothing...we had nothing to do with it...I just found out watching the news..." and you won't be able to prove a thing. He has NO honor so he will not be shamed into stepping down.
If any here think this is his down-fall...I'm willing to make a little wager with ya...
True, but I think it’s good insight into the mindset of a cornered Rat.
If the proper warrants were obtained and the records were obtained according to the law...I have no tears for the meadia. A security leak undermines our country.
LOL. The IRS scandal was revealed just seven days ago. The liberal hack Klein, in the WP no less, tells you there's no there there, and you believe it. That's what LIVs do.
So, if the scandal doesn’t reach to the top, it has no long lasting effects?
What about the loss of trust? We’ve heard nothing but lie after lie and incessant passing of the buck.
here's my opinion piece for the day . . Aliens will arrive next week and bring everybody free Sno Cones and BBQ ribs.
see? easy peasy
Seriously. Is that what the dummies are saying now.
I don’t think it’s his downfall necessarily either, but the AGENDA has taken a serious hit, and will more so. Could even derail Obamacare eventually, as this could result in us getting the Senate next year.
Did u see ZEro today with some of his most adoring constituents somewhere telling them that they don’t care what’s going on with the IRS and Benghazi and that they know its just Congress trying to get attention?
And those steeple were applauding.....sooooo stupid on so many levels
"Dreams about being Obama's back-door man"
Ezra Klein is the guy who started Journo-List.
Now that I agree with. I was just saying the same thing today to a buddy of mine.
He won't go down for any of this...but for all intenets and purposes...his agenda is stalled...and he's got a lot less street cred with the dems come 2014 after Obamacare cleans their clock.
Can you imagine an article like this coming out so soon after a supposed scandal in Bush Administration? The real shame here is what has been this country’s biggest shame for decades, and that is the leftist media. The media should examine its culpability in the corruption of government. Had the media been doing its job as America’s watchdog, instead of trying to prove its worthy standing in the personality cult of Obama, none of this would have happened, or at the very least, we would have a different president right now, one who wouldn’t tolerate scandals like these.
Right after Obama’s coronation for his first term, Homeland Security came out with a memo listing conservative groups, gun owners, Christian groups, veterans and just about anyone who was too ethical to support Obama as possible terrorists. That was the first official hint of how far Obama intended to go in the war against his political enemies, and the leftist press ignored it. Should we be surprised over Obama’s IRS going after conservative groups? What would surprise me is that anyone in the leftist media really thinks Obama didn’t know about it. And I’m not surprised in the least, because they know good and well the corruption runs deep at the White House, and they know their job is to cover it up.