May 15, 2013

First Benghazi. They tried to bury it.

Then bang, bang Two more revelations which are scandalous. The IRS targeting Tea Party, Patriot groups and Conservatives for scrutiny and the Justice Department wiretapping and warrantless obtaining of the phone records of Associated Press journalists.

Will Obama come out of all three unscathed. Call me skeptical, but I believe a majority of Americans and the boisterous far-left media and elitists will protect this President to the death.

The next few months will reveal whether America is over or if she rises with resilience to say "Enough! Obama has to be accountable!"

The question in many Conservative's minds is which one of the three: Benghazi, the IRS or the AP could take Obama down? Each in their own should be enough. All three together show the corruption at the core of liberals.

Sometimes when it rains on second-term presidents, they need more than an umbrella. Consider this:

President Obama tried Monday to dismiss as “political games” persistent questions about how the White House handled last year’s attacks in Benghazi, Libya, while at the same time a new uproar about IRS scrutiny of conservative advocacy organizations ignited on Capitol Hill. Obama said if IRS agents willfully exercised political bias, responsible personnel must be “held accountable.”

As he was speaking during a brief news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the reactions of House and Senate lawmakers suggested Obama did little to tamp down the Benghazi controversies, which have persisted since extremists killed four Americans there in September. Nor did he temper the bipartisan outrage following Friday’s news of an IRS inspector general draft report citing the agency’s mishandling of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, dating back to March 2010.

By the afternoon, the Justice Department was also in the hot seat after the Associated Press reported that, during April and May, the government secretly obtained phone and fax records connected to AP reporters and editors — part of an apparent hunt for government leaks. The phone data involved at least 20 personal, work and fax lines, including a phone in the Capitol that is used by multiple AP reporters, the news organization reported.

The AP protested the data-gathering in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who was already scheduled to testify Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

Republicans, sensing stormy weather for Obama, leaped to defend the First Amendment, and to condemn the administration.

With the Benghazi situation, we have a cover-up. But leaving that aside, let's consider the IRS and the Wiretapping. I know: Shades of Nixon. It is very Nixonian.

Remember that Obama’s second-term campaign slogan was “Forward.” Yet, what we have in these two situations is "backwards." I'm talking backwards to 1972.

Who would have guessed that just a few months into his second term, President Obama would be compared to Tricky Dick. And by a liberal Massachusetts Democrat — U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.

I doubt that there are any Republicans who could not even have scripted this one. The agency most hated by voters, the Internal Revenue Service, admits to going on a Nixonian witch hunt during the re-election campaign. Anyone who was deemed a threat to the Obama campaign was targeted.

This is a story even the most partisan Massachusetts liberal cannot defend. It’s so bad that even Ed Markey is calling for heads to roll.

With the Justice Department secretly obtaining the phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors we have appears to be an investigation of an AP story that disclosed details of a CIA operation that stopped a terrorist attack.

Going after the Tea Party is one thing, but the media? What an outrage. Who knows, the press may get so mad they won’t laugh at Obama’s jokes during the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner. That may be as far as the media will go with its displeasure with their Messiah.

This does not bode well for Obama’s second-term agenda. He already had lost a vote over gun control, and the Benghazi hearings didn’t go so well, either. There will be more to follow, no doubt.

The focus for the next few months will be on the investigation and likely cover-up of the IRS effort to get dirt on Obama’s political opponents. The initial explanation — that it was the handiwork of just a few rogue IRS workers — sounds about as plausible as blaming the Benghazi attacks on an anti-Muslim video.

Voters should demand to know who was responsible for the IRS witch hunt. If anyone in the White House or Obama campaign was aware of it, then the Richard Nixon and Watergate comparisons will be eerily accurate. It was Nixon, after all, who invented the “enemies list,” and it looks as if someone in the Obama administration’s IRS came up with one.

The disclosures might even trigger a resurgence for the Tea Party movement, which suffered some setbacks in the last election. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), one of the Tea Party candidates who won, could get a boost all the way to the GOP presidential nomination.

I would love to tell President Obama to enjoy the next few months. But I don't think he is worried one bit. He knows impeachment is out of the question. Oh, the GOP in the House may investigate and may even hold hearings, possible impeachment committee style hearings. But forwarding any articles of impeachment to a Democratic-Control Senate will not even get off the ground.

Perhaps, criminal charges would be more effectual. But don't count on having a President governing a country from behind bars either. After all, he could pardon himself! He is arrogant enough to do that.

But wait, accepting a pardon, even if it is your own, is an admission of guilt. You can't pardon someone who has done no wrong, and Obama has never made a single mistake in his life (so he thinks, so he acts).

He has to be held accountable for something. There is criminal activity at all levels and the buck stops with Obama. Credible deniability be cursed.

No, it is not time yet to get Marine One revved up on the White House lawn, to fly off into an early retirement. But if you start talking to portraits of dead presidents, then it’s time for Obama to sweat a little.

And if Obama doesn't break a sweat? Then our country is truly gone.

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