Not, I must stress, because impeachment is on the table – that, my friends, is just about impossible. To convict President Obama here in 2013 would require the votes of at least 22 Democrat Senators, and that is presuming that all 45 GOP Senators showed some backbone. Ain’t gonna happen. But, we still need the Special Prosecutor and the Select Committee. Here’s why:
As far as the Special Prosecutor goes, because it is appears that quite a lot of law-breaking has been going on in the Obama Administration and we simply cannot trust Attorney General to enforce the law. Heck, we can’t be certain Holder even knows what a law is (no indications that Obama knows what a law is, either). When people break laws – and especially when they break laws in positions of public trust – then just must be done. It is the only way to ensure that the American people have confidence that their government, on the whole, is honestly run. If rampant criminality is allowed to flourish, then the remaining shreds and tatters of respect for the government will fall – and just about anything can happen, at that point. Tyrants rise upon the ruins of corrupt governments, my friends – a Special Prosecutor empowered to investigate all of the Obama scandals (especially the IRS, Fast and Furious and voter intimidation issues) will go a long way towards convincing people that crime is punished, even among the powerful.
For the Select Committee, the task is to figure out just how Obama and Co have managed to subvert our government institutions and then to propose legislation to fix the problem. Clearly, the President has far too much latitude in carrying out the duties of his office and it is time the Imperial Presidency is reigned in and brought firmly back under the rule of law. Severe criminal penalties must be enacted for even the lowest-level government officials who engage in partisan political activity – this to prevent the bosses from getting the troops to do things, then claiming that it was just low level staffers out of control. But a 25 year jail term on doing things like the IRS agents did and they’ll pause before following orders. These days, Congress writes vague laws and leaves it up to the Judiciary and Executive to sort them out – that must stop. Very specific laws need to be written clearly defining the responsibilities of personnel all up and down the federal chain of command and clearly stating what they may or may not do, especially as regards partisan political activity. A Select Committee would be able to find out who is doing what, why and how it may be stopped.
Of course, we also need to reign in the power of Congress, and the Courts, as well – but right now it is the Executive (greedy, corrupt and incompetent) which is threatening the liberties of the American people and it must be brought to heel.
And don’t forget, if you really want to know what has happened in the past four years, pick up your copy of 150 Reasons Why Barack Obama is the Worst President in History, today.
UPDATE: Seems that the White House, getting at a loss, has decided to go with a “we’re idiots” defense regarding Benghazi. No, you didn’t read that wrong:
“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
I still think they are liars, too.