NRA, IRS, NSA. This alphabet soup of calamities may yet prove to be the downfall of President Obama, but more than likely, nothing at all will come of these Republican based investigations and interrogations because:
A. These missteps are not Obama’s fault; but he is the commander-in-chief and has to take full responsibility for them.
B. Republicans keep screaming, “This is a scandal!” when their really isn’t one. And more importantly
C. Americans could care less about political rhetoric and partisan B.S. Impeachment my ass! People want jobs! First amendment rights, who cares! People want jobs! Gay marriage, fine, whatever. People want jobs!
JOBS!JOBS!JOBS! Should be harped on by every anti-Obama critic from the deep south to South Dakota, but since hatred blinds, the Grand Ol’ Party continues to swing in the dark, hoping to hit that Obama pinata and unleash a Nixon type scandal that’ll have the American people screaming for an impeachment. Good luck with that, simpleton’s.
If Prez Barry learned anything at all since taking office, he learned the hard way, a long time ago, that the Republican party isn’t filled with men of honor, men with goals to spearhead a more efficient government, men with aspirations to repair the economy that Dubya so carelessly broke, not these men. Politics aside, these old men despise HIM, they hate his very soul–he’s the man Ronald Reagan warned them about long ago. Unfortunately, Barry had to be slapped hard across the face constantly to see that cold truth-that these are not (just) men. Now, with that in mind, he knows he has his work cut out for him in this second term, so I suspect that he saw some of this coming in some form or another. But even the most astute prognostic could not have [T]rumped up (pun intended) or seen these time-wasting allegations.
Lets take Benghazi first; the country, along with the Senate and Congress rejected the notion that a cover-up was hatched to save the Presidents political career from the clutches of Weird Willard Romney during the 2012 election. Even the biggest conspiracy theorist ideas can’t stretch that far. Okay, how about Susan Rice? What about the report she gave to the media, saying the riot was sparked by a YouTube video?
Right. Susan Rice conveyed what she was told by our National Security Advisors, not the white house. Misinformation, yes, cover-up, no.
Oh, okay, but Barack loves her which mean we hate her. Well…what about Hillary? it’s her fault then, she got the message that the Embassy was under attack, why didn’t she just send more troops to protect them? First of all, it was the Republicans voting against more troops to protect the Embassy and Ambassadors that left them vulnerable in the first place, by the time the troops would have been dispatched it would have been too late anyway. Cover-up, no, unfortunate, yes. Could the message to the media been handled better, absolutely.
Oh. She makes us sick–we hate her, and her husband even more, but we got one for sure, what about Eric Holder? explain him. He’s screwing up, shouldn’t he be fired for the NSA and gun controversies?
Really? If being inept is enough to fire a politician then all of you would be out of work. This country is abysmal because of political arrogance and aloofness.
Oh. Okay–but we still hate them, we don’t need evidence to prove that, do we? No, you don’t.
So not one single piece of evidence revealed a cover-up, mistakes yes, cover-up, no. A waste of time and tax payers money. Absolutely.
When the wrong-wingers desperate attempt to make Benghazi the New 911 failed old man McCain and crew; Darryl Issa John Boehner Mitch McConnell Reince Priebus and Lindsey Graham quickly turned their attention to the next scandal, or perceived scandal, something had to stick–anything. Since one wasn’t ready just yet, they turned the focus to The NRA vote–aha! their’s a victory for the Repubs if not a scandal, right? We beat him! No gun laws! No background check! But at what price, dim-wits!
No universal background check in this age of gun crazies is absurd. This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. Nearly 90% of the country wants some form of background check–even Republicans that don’t hate Obama (McCain) want some form of a background check, but to spite Prez Barry the wrong-wingers opposed it, stupid. Come mid-term elections this will not be solely an NRA issue, and communities much like the one’s feeling the ongoing effect from murdered children votes will resonate throughout the country. Those that fought tooth and nail against background checks will be ousted–the tea-baggers will finally come to an end soon after, thank goodness, and the fringe right will slowly slither back to the rocks they crawled from under. This dismantling will include those Democrats that voted against background checks as well. This brings to mind an old phrase commonly used when I was a child–your ass is grass! Whatever the reason I hope it was worth it.
I get it in part, the NRA supports many candidates and has power over their decision-making, but even the most common sense challenged puppet should know that a vote against background checks literally is a vote against themselves. Is opposing Obama worth sacrificing a career, idiots! While disappointed with the result of the background check voting, the Obama administration had to secretly look at this as a best case scenario and smile a little, this is a win-win. Eventually, universal background check will become law, and the NRA will lose some of its long sustained power and clout, especially over the Republican Party–in the meanwhile, a bunch of wrong-wing nuts will be ousted in the mid-term, narrowing his opposition list, thus a win/win. Once again Republicans fumbled at the goal line and lose a major opportunity to show some decency and empathy for American citizens, but once again they play politics with people lives and showed their true colors.
And they still wonder how Obama beat them twice by more than two million votes even with voter suppression.
Let’s see, the next impeachable offense according to the Republicans was that the IRS targeted Republican groups such as the tea party and parties with the word freedom in them? Really? …so? What if he did? I don’t see the big deal here. Even if the Prez ordered such a thing…so what? Presidents have done far worst–why does this merit impeachment? I have my suspicions that the American people have little-to-no trust in any form of government–IRS included, so why all the flack? Once again this is a case of the little boy (in this case Darrell Issa) crying Wolf. Without a penny of proof or ounce of evidence Issa called the White House spokesman a paid liar and announced with certainty that this is a cover-up that should be investigated with an impeachment to follow. Funny. Darrell Issa is a joke. He’s making a complete ass of himself (again), and has become the poster boy for over playing hands. Without proof, Issa couldn’t help but attack, making himself look villainous in the process. He didn’t give the public a chance to form an opinion, he doesn’t care, this president has to go, that’s all he knows. But even he should know if their was/is wrong doing it would/will seep out–Obama has many enemies in the press, they love to (leak) things, factual or not. But Issa began his witch hunt before we knew who the witch was. Labeling this catastrophic, and comparing it to Watergate. This is just plain bad politics, and any time Mike Huckabee chimes in and guarantees anything (in this case an impeachment) you can take it to the bank the opposite will happen. Again, the wrong-wingers blow it.
FIRE! is all Darrell Issa knows to say when he hears the name Barack Obama. If some one were to ask him, “Where is the fire Mr. Issa?” he would reply, “I don’t know, but Barack Obama has a match.”
To say Barack Obama had to target the tea-party is ridiculous and makes absolutely no sense, for what reason? the tea party candidates are getting knocked off like stoolies in the mob. Barack Obama doesn’t have to target the tea party nor does his administration, they are not worthy, they pose no viable opposition, they have no power. Just as all things in life, this was the work of a few, not the many, perhaps an overzealous official in the IRS looking to see were tea party contributions were coming from and who was funding them, (besides the Koch brothers) that’s all, case closed, there is no grand cover-up, or concerted effort to destroy a party that’s destroying itself. Once again Mr. Issa has wasted the American people time. Not one shred of proof has been brought forth by him or any of his committee members, McCarthyism died a long time ago, witch hunts are sooo outdated.
During all of these so-called scandals the President approval rating actually jumped, that speaks for itself, people want jobs–the rest of this $#*t doesn’t matter.
I must admit the NSA situation is my favorite. Now that Barack Obama is President he is privy to things he had no idea about, things he never knew existed, our the extent of their power. If Barry knew then what he knows now he wouldn’t have said some of the things he so knowingly voice against the Bush administration on the campaign trail. Obama promised a transparent Presidency, and he meant it I believe. And then he became President and found out why Dubya and every President before him are so secretive about issues pertaining to national security.
Whistle-blowers permeate every major news outlet in this country.They don’t care who they put in harm’s way, they just want their name in the news. Opposing political party writers can’t wait to expose government secrets. It’s a feather in their little caps–makes them feel important. These people aren’t martyrs–they won’t be read about in history books, nor will images of them be placed on postage stamps. They are not heroes. They don’t give bird crap about the American people–they just want credit for breaking a story first, to be seen on talk shows, to bask in the fifteen minutes of fame like any idiot on YouTube. CNN–the Granddaddy of them all–is fast becoming a laughingstock for this very reason. I won’t mention the name of the Ant that leaked the NSA phone record probe, just as I didn’t mention the name of the mass murderers that took all those lives, but I will say this, we are less safe today than we were before he took it upon himself to put innocent civilians in danger. Make no mistake about it, what he did was treason, and he should be hung by his neck from the highest tree until he is dead, like the traitor he is. No trial. He’s an Enemy Of The State just like a terrorist, somewhere, someone will die because of what he did–who knows, maybe even you or me.
Believe it or not, it is not for us to know everything the government does to protect us–only that they keep us safe. Just as Jack so eloquently put it in A Few Good Men; we need them on That Wall, and we should just say thank you, but either way, they don’t owe us explanations for protecting us. As for those Democrats that are all up in arms and upset that the President is wise enough to adapt instead of holding to a misguided promise GROW UP! This isn’t about you or your crappy phone calls–no one wants to know about your hook-ups, your affairs or your feelings about your boss–if you are not a terrorist or has associations with one then shut up! You think this just started with Dubya? you’ve been tracked since the day you were born–who cares about your rights, you don’t even know what they are.
The President’s job first and foremost is to keep this country SAFE. If you don’t like it move to Canada–this is America–their are justifiable (in their minds) crazies plotting at this very moment to kill YOU and every one you know. So if privacy is so sacred to you, leave the country like the traitor did, drop us a postcard, we’d love to hear from ya’.
AND finally, Crazy auntie Michelle rode off into the sunset with a packet of lies in her saddlebag, hopefully, never to return. If the Republicans have any wit–just an ounce of intelligence under those toupees and comb-overs they will lock the door behind her and her nutty husband–the gay curer. Crazy Michelle left behind a video for us (how lucky are we) stating that she felt her time was up, that she had served long enough, and that no one should serve so many terms, this woman cracks me up. Bachmann squeeze out a narrow victory in a fully red district, she knew she was about to get her ass kicked come mid-terms and ran like all cowards do. She didn’t suddenly find morality, she doesn’t have an iota of decency in her. So just go straight to FOX and friends, take those serial killer eyes, knowledge of nothing, and join your crazy sister Sarah. I’m looking forward to hearing the fair and balance stupidity in the future.
Speaking of crazy, I see John McCain is still stuck in war mode–this time he wants to fight in Syria. NO THANKS senator, were tired, let them figure it out–besides al-Qaeda has already infiltrated the rebels, the last thing this country needs is another Somalia or Rwanda situation. The Syrian’s have been fighting forever, we don’t have to be at war continuously with someone, or do we?
Doesn’t John McCain remind you of that cranky grandfather every one ignores but loves. Every now and then they says something very profound because wisdom came with experience, and then out of nowhere something comes out of their mouth so stupid that you can’t believe they are kin to you.
Speaking of stupid, the tea-baggers new poster boy Ted Cruz continues to make headlines in his bid to become the Republican nominee for Prez. Cruz will basically say anything against minorities, women, dogs, cats, or anything that isn’t Caucasian and wealthy to get the nod. It didn’t work for Willard, it won’t work for him either. But I hope he gets the nod, I sincerely do, it’ll be worth it to see Hillary kick his ass.
It amazes me still, that the wrong-wingers just don’t get it– common decency is all they must have [these days] to be elected President.
Barack Obama, while doing some extraordinary things has failed at somethings also–very important things, some of it through no fault of his own, but none the less, he hasn’t figured out the jobs thing, and how to bridge the gap in politics between Republicans and Democrats, things that are very important to him. Obama left an opening for Republicans, and with just a little wisdom, some decency, and more importantly common sense they would have a shot at the White House. But as always, all Democrats have to do is stand back and let the Bile shoot from Republicans mouth. For example, take Chris Christie. He looked to be a viable Presidential candidate until he went all Republican on us with his special election move. A waste of 12 million that he said he wouldn’t do, that the people of New Jersey didn’t want him to do, but he did it anyway, now the people of Jersey are pissing there pants over it. And why the betrayal? all this to off-set Cory Booker in some way? There goes the Independents, there goes the Democrat admirers, there goes any chance at the Presidency. For a guy that was viewed as political savvy, that had a [I don't give a damn about politics] attitude he sure looks like a polished Republican politician now. At this rate, the next Republican President is a fifth grader. I can see him now, hanging upside down on monkey bars.
Barry will endure these scandals.Just like the Teflon Don, these situations will roll off of him, and he knows it, that’s why he appointed Susan Rice to such a high-profile position (especially now) on security. Barry sent the Republicans a big message loud and clear with her hiring — I do what I want to do and there is nothing you can do about it. I’m the President, dammit!
Maybe he’s finally given up on the idea of bi-partisanship, now that would be a smart move by a wise man.