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Friday, May 17, 2013

The Recent Political Storm

(hat tip to Reliapundit of THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS for the graphic below)

How bad is all this?  Will the Obama administration and the Democratic Party as whole suffer any lasting damage?  According to Slate Magazine, clearly not a bastion of conservatism:
...The Obama administration is doing a far better job making the case for conservatism than Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, or John Boehner ever did. Showing is always better than telling, and when the government overreaches in so many ways it gives support to the conservative argument about the inherently rapacious nature of government.


Though some of these scandals will allow Republicans to score points in the daily tally of who is ahead and who is behind, there is a larger benefit to conservatives that goes beyond the fall in the president's approval ratings or the boost Republican Senate candidates may get in 2014. Those outcomes rely on further adjudication of these issues. It may turn out that President Obama had nothing to do with any of them. It could simply be rogues in various agencies. Or, maybe President Obama orchestrated the whole kaleidoscope of wrongdoing on the White House whiteboard. You don’t have to embrace either of those theories to see that it's much easier to agree with the conservative notion that government is a mess. We have enough evidence of that already....
Read the rest HERE.


  1. Great image. There have been many great images emerge this week.

    Unfortunately the images cannot show the true depth of the terrible situation we are in. Will Obama or anyone from his administration really pay with their jobs for their incompetency? Not a chance.

    Right Truth

  2. He will not fade into the night. No, he will go down in his paranoid evil Chicago style and take as many as he can with him. This will not be pretty.

  3. "The Obama administration is making the case for conservatism better than Mitt Romney ever did."

    Now that statement adds a whole dimension to the definition of the word "irony" !

  4. The mindless support given by D'Rats to this hopeless band of miscreants and malefactors is enough to drive one to the brink of despair.

  5. There will be no permanent damage to the Democrats. Bill and Hillary are proof of that.

  6. I'm not sure it's much of a storm, AOW.

    We have Mr. Holder, who appears before congress on several occasions (remember Fast & Furious) and more recently, and rather than responding to questions in the spirit of making government better, he becomes combative with members of congress and demonstrates the attitude that he doesn’t really care what Congress thinks.

    And we have Ms. Clinton, who appears before congress on several occasions, also indicating that she knows better than the Congress and, in fact, what difference does it make that four Americans are dead because Hillary Clinton is an incompetent fool?

    And then IRS Commissioner Miller appears before congress and he doesn’t care what Congress thinks, either.

    In fact, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate used confidential information he obtained from the IRS … in violation of Article 6103 of the IRS Code, to attack political candidate for President Mitt Romney. So apparently Reid doesn’t care what Congress thinks either, or even what the law requires of him.

    Maybe it’s just me … but I see a pattern here.

  7. Mustang,
    I referred to recent events as a "storm" because (1) the cascade of revelations has been ongoing since Friday and (2) the usual Friday-afternoon-news-dump strategy didn't prevent the cascade.

    I was not online almost all day on Tuesday and missed several developments that dominated the news. When I got up early on Wednesday morning and checked the web, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. And in the mainstream media, at that!

    Obama has stated that he has nothing to apologize for. Let's see if such is the case about a year from now.

  8. I think obummer has a REAL ROUGH road ahead of him. I'd like to think that he would be impeached way before his term is up, but I won't be holding my breath.

    On another note, you have to see my today's post. You think the IRS scandal is bad, just wait until you see some of the other shit they have been up to over there. And they will be enforcing obummerscare? REALLY SCARY!!!

  9. Interesting:

    90% Of Democrats And 91% Of Republicans Think IRS Scandal Hurts Obama

  10. How does it hurt Obama, AOW? He's guaranteed to finish out his second term. No one in his administration gives a damn what "we the people" think.

  11. AA,

    "I think obummer has a REAL ROUGH road ahead of him."

    And I'd like to think that you are RIGHT! A "ROUGH road" for him could result in a SMOOTH(er) road for us! The last time that I saw this fraud (before I could get to the remote)he wasn't looking so hot!

  12. Mustang,
    If Obama can't squirm out from under these scandals, his political future will be limited, IMO. I also think that it might be possible that the Democratic Party's role in politics may be curtailed for at least a few years.

    Of course, I may be underestimating the folly of the American people.

  13. Boy, is that graphic truthful. And I believe I just may liberate it.


  14. Apparently, another IRS scandal may be brewing:

    ...A HIPAA-covered data management company is suing the IRS after agents seized the personal and confidential medical records of more than 10 million patients in 2011. The IRS had a search warrant to obtain financial information of a former employee of the data management company, but according to the legal complaint, "It did not authorize any seizure of any healthcare or medical record of any persons, least of all third parties completely unrelated to the matter. This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power... No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search."...

  15. The Slate article was amazing.
    I hope you all took the time to read it.
    Thanks for referencing it.

  16. Ed,
    Thank you for reading the link that I posted in the body of the blog post -- the link from Slate Magazine. It's a stunner, isn't it?

  17. An asssessment of possible damage to Obama and his administration in the Washington Post today ends with this sentence:

    But no matter how the electoral politics turn out, Obama’s goal of creating confidence in bigger government has taken a big hit.

    The title of the essay is "Obama’s trust-in-government deficit," and the essay was written by Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent of the newspaper.

  18. All presidents try and shift the blame but not all slammed the opposition for it before taking office and claimed they'd be different.


  19. The graphic with the words "responsible for nothing" sums it up. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that the only thing Obama takes responsibility for is the killing of Bin Laden and the Navy Seals did that.

    The best Obama's defenders can say is that he's incompetent. It is certainly not a stretch to add corrupt to that description.

  20. What? You aren't blocking comments? Wassamatta, losing too many of your fringies? Or did you think I'd gone away? Both, no doubt.

    Your posts get more boring with each one. Good thing you have a die-hard following of obsessive types. Speaking of that, have you ever read Ducky's bio, where he says that one of his favorite pastimes is cheesing off the far right fringe? But you keep biting at the cheese, don't you?

    I'm beginning to appreciate his sense of humor, considering what a total lack of one you have, Sam. Truth is, even though you think you make such clever snipes at Ducky, he's the one who's laughing.

    You're an idiot, Sam. You have no social sense at all and you never got past the age of 5 emotionally. It not only shows in your pointless insults but also in your choice of them. When DID you quit wetting the bed, old man? It obviously embarrassed the hell out of you or you wouldn't consider that to be such a prime insult now.

    Come on, don't be shy. Tell us when you quit wetting the bed.


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