An attack on a U.S. embassy in Benghazi Libya, FBI wire taps on the Associated Press in attempt to find out who is leaking secret information to the media within the Obama White House, and now the IRS scandal of reviewing the request of conservative groups, specifically the Tea Party for non-profit status. All of these issues have come close to the Obama administration, and might even have a direct connection to the president himself.
It goes without saying I guess that the last few weeks have not been all that the president hoped for in this his second term in office.
Lets take a gander at the Benghazi situation first. I am not going to go into a long blown out explanation here. But, it basically comes down to this. Congress is making a big deal out of this. Why? Well, it is the first of three scandals that they can make stick to this president. But it is nothing compared to the other two issues on Obama’s plate, The unfortunate death of the ambassador and the administration’s failure to send in troops to get them out alive, obviously angered the American public. But it basically boiled down to this. Sending in troops might have created an even more dangerous situation, and it is known that the ambassador was already dead and the focus was to get everyone else out alive. It was bad enough that several other personnel were dead including two Marines.
But this was replaced by a new scandalous apparent operation of wire tapping the Associated Press. Seems they became privy to certain secret, confidential information that had to have come out of the White House. That means some one, somewhere in the White House was leaking information that might have an impact on National Security. The Associated Press would not give up their source, so the Feds went out and tried to get it themselves.
Now, the scandal of scandals. the one that might actually stick. has the Obama administration running for cover, while Congress investigates, via committee of the whole, to discover whether the President knew more than he says he does. That he apparently knew it sooner than he said he did, and that what he did know, saying he did not know, was known sooner than he said he knew it. And that his underlings in the IRS are to blame, they did it all, and he of course, Saint Obama knew nothing……absolutely nothing about anything!
Meanwhile the new IRS Director has replaced the lead supervisor of the IRS Department that targeted the Tea Party and its quest for non-profit status. Lois Larner, as you might recall is the IRS official who went before a Congressional Committee and declared vehemently that she did nothing wrong, absolutely nothing. Then, before Congress could ask a single question, and glean a single answer….She claimed the fifth! Let me clarify that for you. Ms. Larner makes a statement before a Congressional Committee, declaring she did nothing wrong, and then clams up. True, there is a question of legality here. In order to exercise fifth amendment rights one can not make a statement, which becomes part of the record as a declaration, and then refuse to answer any questions on the matter. Once she made a statement on the subject matter before the committee, she gave up her right to fifth amendment protection. So say the lawyers.
All this is going on in Washington, much of it the public can care less about, while cities are going bankrupt, health care is sky rocketing through the roof, wages are either stagnate or going down, not up. The cost of living is going up, and Americas roads, bridges, freeways, our infrastructure is falling apart, and nothing of real impact is being done to fix it.
All this other nonsense is going on in Washington while most americans will be spending spending an average of 160 hours stuck in traffic by 2035 at the current rate we are following. One-third of all the roads in the United States are rated as substandard, and one out of every four bridges in The United States is in need of serious repair. There are 4,095 dams in The United States that are at risk of failure and of all the dam failures that have happened since 1874, a third of them have happened during the last decade. Finally our aging sewer systems will spill more than a trillion gallons of untreated sewage every single year. The cost of cleaning up that sewage is estimated to be greater that 50 billion per year.
But, it seems, all this Congress can think about is getting this President out of office at any cost, any way they can, even if it costs the electorate their life, welfare as well as their safety. They smell blood, they think they can figure a way to run this president amok. Why they might be able to impeach him altogether. Who cares if it costs the folks back home millions of dollars to impeach the president. The road show in Washington apparently supersedes the needs of the electorate back home.
Think about that for a minute or two. While America….Your America slowly dies, Congress is doing all it can to destroy one man in the White House. Our bridges, health care, sewers, health, welfare, safety, and all the rest, including the American economy, goes by the wayside so these clowns in Washington can prove a point.
Enough said. Yeah….Enough said.