Damage Control

This has been quite a week for the Obama regime, who may want to brush up on the first rule of holes. From Benghazi, to the IRS, to the AP, it seems as though Obama continues to double down on excuses rather than come clean. Ironically, for a President who says he champions the “little guy”, he has no problem throwing that “little guy” under the bus if it serves him. How can a President who has been described as a master executive and in command of the issues, know nothing, when an uncomfortable issue presents itself? Equally ironic is David Axlerod’s admission today that the federal government is just too big, and too vast, to have control over everything. Isn’t that what conservatives been trying to tell liberals for years now? That a big government, presents big problems? Unfortunately, Obama chooses to blame others and plead ignorance, rather than take ownership as any honorable leader would do.

I have a feeling that Obama might actually be pleased that the IRS and AP scandals surfaced this week as it does distract from his deplorable absence on the Benghazi issue. What President is absent during a raid on an embassy in the ME? What Secretary of State doesn’t even call the second in charge back (Hicks), in Libya for two days following his plea to evacuate?  These actions by Obama and Clinton are indefensible. Obama claims he wants to bring those responsible to justice? Well he had the chance to get those responsible the night of the attack, but chose to disappear. And furthermore, he has yet to bring any of those people responsible to justice.

The IRS issue gets deeper by the day. The number of targeted groups swells to nearly 500, the discovery that liberal groups were receiving IRS approvals within days, including Obama’s brother, while conservative groups were being held up, and the possibility that some leaked IRS reports on Romney were used against him. Nixon was impeached for this kind of activity, so it doesn’t surprise me that Obama is being held to account, and surprisingly by the mainstream media as well. I was shocked when Joe Scarborough lit Axlerod up this morning on MSNBC. If Obama loses his sycophantic media support, he could be in a real bind. The next few weeks will be fun to watch.

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34 thoughts on “Damage Control

  1. Cluster May 15, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Someone needs to check and see if hell has frozen over –

    CHRIS MATTHEWS [With a bit of contempt in his tone]: Let me tell you something. The press has generally been pro-Obama. That’s a fact. If he doesn’t think he has gotten– If he hasn’t gotten good press, he is crazy.

  2. j6206 May 15, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    Barry is definitely taking on water. Benghazi is a tragedy and not much of a scandal per se for him, most people outside the conservamediabubble don’t care too much about it. AP won’t hurt much, the press is pissed, but the executive branch has been gathering info on a regular people for years, hello patriot act. IRS is the killer. Even if there is no direct link to WH it is still bad. Will definitely help his opposition in 2014. This will be the rebirth of the irate (justifiably) Tea Party of 2010.

    Rough summer for Barry.

    • dbschmidt May 15, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      J6206,

      I have to disagree with your post–my point of view is quite different than yours. “Benghazi is a tragedy and not much of a scandal per se for him, most people outside the conservamediabubble don’t care too much about it which may be accurate with the low-information crowd but those that actually pay attention and understand have a differing point of view. After serving over 9 years with the Marines protecting the low-information folks in this country–I would have to bet my bottom dollar that if it was Hill & Bill’s child and/or Obama’s daughter’s in Benghazi that NO RESOURCE would have been left sitting on the tarmac. Quite like the AP who couldn’t care until it effected them directly. Who ordered the “Stand down” orders?

      The “Patriot Act” required involvement of one person of interest outside the country in order to listen in but that is neither here nor there considering the expansions under the current administration. Now, I for one, never liked the original “Patriot Act” because those with power quite often abuse it no matter the party affiliation.

      The IRS is indirectly linked to Obama because I am sure a bunch of lifelong civil servants (even with a 65% Democratic donor rate) would risk their livelihood, pensions, etc. on a whim to help “The One We Have Been Waiting For” without direction on at least four offices nationwide? Command is from the top down.

      BTW, the TEA party, among others, have not died–we went into the fabric to effect change from there.

  3. dbschmidt May 15, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    Holder should have been thrown into jail for F&F. He should be planted under the jail for this disaster. Then again, a nice helmet and “I know nothing” from our version of Sgt. Schultz [Holder] is about what is expected from this administration. In that case–all of the administration from Obama on down should be fired for incompetence.

    I, honestly, believe the only reason our Idiot in Chief is still in power is because no one wants to see gaff a minute Joe in actual charge of anything.

    • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 12:05 am

      DB
      I would take the drooling idiot Joe any day over the barrel of rotten apples that is this regime.

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 12:11 am

        Psalm 109:8
        SOON!!
        da chikenssssss are cominghhh hoooome to roooost. Scrambled eggs anyone??

  4. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) May 16, 2013 / 7:13 am

    Neocon, the chickens will indeed come home to roost if Obama starts throwing his friends under the bus to save his own ass. It’s one thing to run interference, but it’s an entirely different matter to take the fall for someone. I think even a few Democrats and some in the MSM are starting to realize just what a self-serving, narcissistic creep Obama really is.

    • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 7:50 am

      JR

      It’s one thing to run interference, but it’s an entirely different matter to take the fall for someone.

      That is exactly what Nixon did, and we all know how that worked out. I could only pray for the same result, but OzerO will never fall on the sword. Hillary was dumped right after the election, Holder and a few others will be soon to follow.

      • J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) May 16, 2013 / 8:29 am

        We’ll see whether this chink in Obama’s armor widens. He’s never won anything on the strength of his ideas — only by destructive personal attacks on his opponents. We may well be seeing the beginning of the end of this national nightmare.

      • Cluster May 16, 2013 / 8:40 am

        JR, you are probably referring to Bobby Rush and Jack Ryan, Obama’s political opponents in Illinois who were in his way to the top. His campaign tactics against both of those guys were despicable. Obama has thrown a lot of people under the bus on his way to the top so there won’t be a lot of love for him if people see that bus headed in his direction. And there will be a high level body or two discarded soon – maybe Holder or Carney.

  5. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) May 16, 2013 / 8:37 am

    BTW, the IRS didn’t just target conservative groups for unequal tax treatment, they actually illegally shared confidential information with a Leftist media group.

  6. Cluster May 16, 2013 / 8:52 am

    To all our resident liberals – this is what we warned you about all the way back on 2008. Obama has no experience running, or managing anything and that fact is finally being realized by those who thought he was the second coming:

    “What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,” “So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,” Matthews continued. “But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.” – Chris Matthews MSNBC

    If all of you would have been paying attention from 2009-2012, you have noticed the same thing. Obama didn’t do anything on the stimulus, Obamacare, the gulf oil spill, etc., etc. the only thing Obama does is give speeches and play golf.

    • Amazona May 16, 2013 / 9:37 am

      Cluster, your question is based on the premise that Dems care about things like corruption and incompetence. Have you noticed who they reelected as president?

      • dbschmidt May 16, 2013 / 4:08 pm

        Ama,

        Dems only care about things that will not stick to them when it comes to “corruption & incompetence.” Corruption & Incompetence is a solid description for our current President. I would continue with other examples except I have been notified that I need to move quickly in order to keep the island from tipping over. 😉

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 5:11 pm

        Guam??

        LOL

  7. Amazona May 16, 2013 / 9:48 am

    As bad as Benghazi was and is, I still think it pales in comparison to Fast and Furious, which involved overt law-breaking by United States law enforcement agencies, violation of international law and total contempt for the Mexican government, and the callous decision to risk untold lives (after all, they were just Mexicans, for the most part) in an effort to manipulate public opinion to further a beloved Left-wing cause, that of limiting access to guns in the United States.

    Benghazi started off as simple incompetence, in not recognizing the dangers, complicated by political considerations regarding the reluctance of the administration to admit to the dangers posed by the Muslim Brotherhood, followed by paralysis when it all blew up. It was, without a doubt, a mess from beginning to end.

    But no one assembled people from various agencies and said “Let’s set up a situation in which we know hundreds or even thousands of people will get killed, and let’s have our own Justice Department oversee the breaking of many laws to accomplish this, so we can use these broken laws and deaths of innocents to achieve a political goal.”

    Both ended up with frantic administration efforts to cover up the messes, shift blame, etc., but I think one was just a massive scew-up that escalated and the other was a calculated plot with approval and support from the highest levels of government.

    • Cluster May 16, 2013 / 11:28 am

      But Amazona, you’re forgetting one crucial element – Obama and Holder knew nothing about Fast & Furious. It was all those little guys that took it upon themselves to persuade the public opinion by allowing the free flow of guns into the hands of Mexican cartels. Remember, the federal government is too big to control it.

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 1:02 pm

        Remember, the federal government is too big to control it.

        Yeah and those $#^%!@^$ TEA partiers want to make it smaller and more responsive to the people…HOW DARE THEM!!

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 1:36 pm

        OBAMA CALLS IN MARINES — TO SHIELD HIM FROM RAIN…

        Fires IRS Boss — Who Was Leaving Anyway…

        OMG…….

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 1:48 pm

        REPORT: Obama Eying Pal Deval Patrick For (holder) Slot…

      • Amazona May 16, 2013 / 6:33 pm

        Well, he IS the right color………….

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 7:16 pm

        annnnd from chi cago

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 7:20 pm

        not that there is anything wrong with it…(seinfeld)…….Governor’s daughter, 18, says she is a lesbian

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 7:23 pm

        is there no end to this insanity??

        but it wasn’t until after joining her father in last year’s Boston Pride Parade that she became comfortable calling herself a lesbian.

        Patrick and his daughter are planning to march in that same parade together on Saturday.

  8. dbschmidt May 16, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    Retirement is too good for these [IRS] folks. Jail time is in order.

    • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 5:09 pm

      I just paid the IRS $9K they had a $350.00 penalty and late fee. There was an accounting error, so I paid the 9K and asked them to waive the $350.00 Per my CPA. Two weeks later I got a threatening letter of intent to seize property for the $350.00 if not paid in 10 days.
      Bastards need to be put in jail.

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 5:24 pm

        O-zerO’s ship O fools….

      • Amazona May 16, 2013 / 6:33 pm

        Last night I heard Mark Levin say we need to kill off the IRS. (Note to censors hitting on the key word “kill” —– no IRS employees were injured in the writing of this post.)

        I thought from the very first dribble of news about the IRS scandal that we need to springboard off this while there is still a little indignation and get rid of the agency forever—I prefer the Fair Tax because it taxes people with income that never gets reported, but even a Flat Tax is better than the American Gestapo.

      • Cluster May 16, 2013 / 6:45 pm

        It’s the perfect time for tax reform!

      • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 7:15 pm

        Ama I have long advocated for a national sales tax, or “fair” tax and the abolishing the IRS.
        NOW we know why neither party will do it.

    • neocon01 May 16, 2013 / 5:53 pm

      LOL

      • The Return of Rathaven May 17, 2013 / 6:58 pm

        “ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”

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