Earlier today, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ripped into the IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, over the serial falsehoods of the Obama Administration regarding the IRS scandal. The clip is here and Ryan points out that “nobody believes you” to the Koskinen. I saw a small bit of Koskinen’s testimony and the clearest impression I took was of a man who is a smug, little Ruling Class (expletive deleted). He’s quite confident that he won’t be called upon to pay a price for his actions – no surprise, after all, he was very senior at Freddie Mac when the housing market melted down. Rather than being forced out in disgrace, at the minimum, he’s now in charge of the IRS. He knows with certainty – as we all do – that with Obama as President and Holder as Attorney General, there will be no criminal prosecutions over this case.
Just as Koskinen and the rest of those involved in the IRS scandal know they are immune from prosecution, so does everyone else in the Obama Administration involved in all the other scandals feel this sense of security. Say what you will about Barack Obama, he protects his own – if you are on his team, he’ll make certain that nothing bad happens to you. As things go from bad to worse in all aspects of Obama policy, this is the rock upon which Obama’s people sit: they can do what they want and know they are safe. This is why we get this arrogant disdain from them about the hard, factual basis of our opposition. We can bring up all the indisputable facts of corruption we want, Obama and his people will just deny it all, call us all names for bringing it up, and go about their business in a quite shameless manner. That explains Obama and Co, but what of the Democrats in the larger sense? Why are they going along with this? Obama can’t protect them all – and Obama’s policies are making the Democrat brand ever more toxic in American politics. Its all well and good for Obama to just keep going, but come January 20th, 2017, he won’t be there any more…while Democrats will have to live with his legacy. So, why haven’t any leading Democrats come out in public against him? To be sure, some have in private and not for attribution; but there has been no public opposition (and none really even from red State Democrats facing electoral defeat because of Obama) – and I suspect there won’t be.
For better or worse – and I predict it will be much, much worse – Democrats can’t cut themselves away from Obama. That he’s dishonest, corrupt and incompetent doesn’t matter. In the electoral geometry of Democrat politics, there is simply no way Democrats can renounce their support for the first African-American President…just as, in the by and by, they won’t be able to renounce support for the first female, first Latino and first gay President, if such Presidents wind up being Democrat. You and I over here on the right don’t care that much about such things – if we nominate, say, a gay Latina in 2016 and she wins but turns out to be a numbskull, we’ll turn on her (and be called racist and homophobic for doing that – but, we’re used to that false accusation and so don’t care any longer). Democrats can’t. Their existence is based upon certain falsehoods being acted upon as if they were true – one of them is that an African-American of the proper politics and views can do no wrong (other examples: government spending increases national wealth; government unions are the same as, say, the miners unions in the 1920’s; “tax the rich” means that actual rich people will be taxed, etc, etc). Why do you think they still carry the Sharpton and Jackson albatrosses around their necks? For goodness sakes, those two, old hacks provide nothing for the party or the movement. But they can’t be denied – because they are black and of the “correct” views. To deny them is by definition – in Democrat circles – racist. To turn on Obama would be racist. They can’t do it – if you could prove to them that loyalty to Obama will cost them a dozen Senate seats this fall and the White House in 2016, they still wouldn’t turn on him.
Ryan told Koskinen that “nobody believes you”. This, I think, is the epitaph of the Obama Administration: nobody believes you. I’m confident that nobody believes Obama – well, to modify that a bit: your Democrat base probably still does, because they get all their information from the traditional MSM and have never thought about anything deeper than the latest reality show. But outside of that demographic, nobody believes Obama, or anyone on his team. We all know its a pack of lies – everything; Benghazi, “saved or created” jobs, Fast and Furious, green energy cronyism, GM, Syria, Iraq, Keystone Pipeline, DREAM Act, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Libya, IRS. Everything Obama and team have said about these things is lies. As Democrats in the House today spoke up one by one to essentially apologize to Koskinen and claim the whole IRS scandal was a GOP witch hunt, I’m confident that most of them knew as the words came out of their mouths that they were lying – and were lying to defend lies told by Obama and team (I said “most of them” because it seems to me that a number of Democrat Congresscritters are mindless drones selected by the Powers That Be to be mindless drones – hacks who just vote as the leadership demands; such people are probably not much beyond the reality TV intellectual level of the Democrat base…and such people might actually believe what they say is true, as their clever aids write their statements up for them). But, still: nobody believes you. But the Democrats will still fall on their swords for Obama – because they have to; to them, to deny Obama is to deny their view of themselves (remember, they honestly believe we are all racists – but that they are untainted by such things; after all, they support Barack Obama, right? That makes them non-racist).
We’ll see how things come out. There is a school of thought – and it does have much to be said for it – that we’re too far gone as a nation. That too many of us are demoralized, dependent and intellectually bankrupt. Because of this, the majority will continue to back the Democrats no matter what happens. This line of thinking is why many people – including some very smart and well-informed people – are certain that Hillary will be elected in 2016. This could be true. We might be doomed. On the other side are people like me – who really do think that after a while, when you pile up that much dishonesty and corruption, there is a reaction against it. if so, then this reaction will start in November and carry through to 2016. But regardless – sure victory or sure defeat – Democrats are tied to the mast of the SS Obama; they will go down with the ship, if necessary, to prove to themselves that they are good liberals. So, don’t look for a break in the ranks over there – don’t look for Obama to fall to, say, 30% approval ratings. There is a solid rock of ignorance, corruption and dishonesty to sustain even an Obama, no matter what he does.