Summer of Scandal

Well, it’s the beginning of summer. It’s always a special time in the changes of the season. Unless you are a climate change cultist.

But it is a great season. Some of us have been waiting for months for it, after a winter of discontent. Previously, Biden dubbed it “the summer of recovery’. Then we needed a recovery from the non-recovery.

So I thought thought this year should be labeled “the summer of scandals”. Maybe there could be theme barbecues? You know throw another one on the grill, can’t have enough. Declare it scandal-palooza.

We’re almost up to a scandal a week. There are so many scandals that you could get lost on which is more import, or which one to talk about. Is it Benghazi, NSA, fast and furious, the IRS, Gitmo-gate? Or maybe it’s the outing the CIA chief in Afghanistan?

So many to choose from. Is it the flood of illegal aliens across the borders, and dispersing them around the country? Or will it be the VA scandal, still gathering steam? Maybe its ObamaCare? Obama’s executive rewrite? Is it “I didn’t know”-gate? The executive order Dream Act? Or how about the Dep of Injustice and ever-contemptible Holder? Or the new EPA roll out in the war on energy? Or will it be I got a pen and a phone. Or could it be Obama’s denials that there are any scandals? Or maybe the Muslim Brotherhood insurgency in this administration? Or maybe it’s those recess appointments with no recess. Or administration suits against Christians like Hobby Lobby, or the Catholic nuns? Or everything surrounding his secretive records and election to office, to the non-transparency of now? One thing that you cannot be anymore is shocked .

But it would be pretty hard not to talk about any of them. Which brings us to the lamestream media. I anticipate in the next few weeks Barry has a meeting with the press, you know, to give them a little direction. What is increasingly difficult though is not talking about any of it, which is the predicament the media is in.

Maybe some are so stymied by it all that they can’t talk about any of it. They could be one of those that when mentioned in conversation h/she says: “oh, I don’t follow that stuff.” That’s always a good reply.

We can just call any that disagree deniers. But at some point, we are going to need a recovery from scandal. That seems far away. It all reminds me of Paine’s piece:

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — “The Crisis” by Thomas Paine, 1776

And he said:

There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both.

Enjoy the summer of scandal. Don’t get a sunburn.

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Same old Obama the hypocrite

(The dancing hypocrite takes his show to the stage.)

Obama did Jay Leno to roll out his thoughts on national security, Benghazi, and embassy closings. Did someone move the press room to NBC studios?

This is probably the most insulting thing from this president yet. I let the words sink in; it was inflammatory when he said it and gets worse the longer it distills.

Q Everyone is concerned about these embassy closings. How significant is this threat?
BO [Barry the Hypobama]: “Well, it’s significant enough that we’re taking every precaution. We had already done a lot to bolster embassy security around the world, but especially in the Middle East and North Africa, where the threats tend to be highest. And whenever we see a threat stream that we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain timeframe, then we do so.
Now, it’s a reminder that for all the progress we’ve made — getting bin Laden, putting al Qaeda between Afghanistan and Pakistan back on its heels — that this radical, violent extremism is still out there. And we’ve got to stay on top of it. It’s also a reminder of how courageous our embassy personnel tend to be, because you can never have 100 percent security in some of these places. The countries themselves sometimes are ill-equipped to provide the kind of security that you want. Even if we reinforce it, there are still vulnerabilities.
And these diplomats, they go out there and they serve every day. Oftentimes, they have their families with them. They do an incredible job and sometimes don’t get enough credit. So we’re grateful to them and we’ve got to do everything we can to protect them. (Applause.)”

Obama said that “this radical, violent extremism is still out there.” Double Duh!! Is that his latest term for it?  He still can’t manage to say Islamic radicalism. After a Ramadan Iftar Dinner, he can’t change his vocabulary now. Islamists happen to be the ones who declared a fatwa and war on us. So it could be a bit much for him to address them as such.

So whenever they see a stream of specific enough threats they take specific precautions? Someone needs to ask the absentee prez what “specific precautions” they took in Benghazi, after everyone else pulled out and requests came up the chain for increased security? No, they cut back on security. Now he wants to sell us on a need to take specific precautions?

(“Specific precautions” — neither word has meaning to Obama, unless referring to contraceptives, namely Catholics and contraceptives.)

The time frame of an imminent attack any day in Bengazi was not critical or specific enough? Maybe he ought to blame the dead heroes and Ambassador for not being specific enough about threats in their specific situation? Tell us, Hypobama, how they don’t get enough credit! And credit wasn’t what they wanted – a little help was. They got none.

We’ve got to stay on top of it“?  Imagine telling us we have to stay on top of it,  after a major attack on our embassy that he still wants to ignore.  Then he claims it is a reminder of how “courageous our embassy personnel tend to be”? You mean how courageous in the face of having no help — or no help and justice after the fact — from the country they serve. This is insulting. I really need some help with that asininity.

Then he says we have to do everything we can to protect our diplomats. Where was he last year? Campaigning — election was way more important. That’s his clear message to them. Hillary was no better. Now he uses “protect them” for an applause line.

With no honesty or credibility he has the nerve to do an informational media appearance telling us there’s a serious concern? (as he runs off to vacation)

Q This global travel warning, this is for Americans all around the world? Are we telling people don’t take that European vacation just yet? What are we saying?
PREZ-O: “I think the general rule is just show some common sense and some caution. So there are some countries where you’re less likely to experience a terrorist attack. There are some where there are more dangers. And if people are paying attention, checking with the State Department or embassy, going on the website before you travel, find out what kind of precautions you should be taking, then I think it still makes sense for people to take vacations. They just have to make sure that they’re doing so in a prudent way.

Golly gee, talking about prudent vacations!  What glaring hypocrisy.

This thing called Obama woke up one morning and said to himself; “I need tell people to be prudent about making their vacation plans. And I need to do it just before I go to Martha’s Vineyard on vacation” … “And I must do it before cramming ObamaCare down their throats“.

He is also compelled to remind people  these are just “phony scandals”. In his latest speech, Obama took aim at Republicans for focusing on “phony scandals.”

“That’s what we’ve been fighting for, but with an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. This needs to stop.

The guy in Washington’s highest office, has Fast and Furious, Benghazi and now IRS in his rear view mirror, defending the biggest farce in law(ObamaCare) foisted on people in decades, on a scandal-plagued road, deflecting at every turn, declares them all phony scandals, and then pushes the accelerator pedal to the floor.

This is what makes Americans sick: that this stuff happens and he goes around trivializing it, tells us a false narrative, and then comes to lecture us on the seriousness of the condition he did not address at the time. But we need lectured….from this guy?

Hillary’s Benghazi Blooper in the Land of Oz

Unpacking the baggage of Hillary’s “what difference does it make” statement.

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans! Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from ever happening again.”

Remember Wizard of Oz? In Hilary’s world, what does it matter who is throwing the all-powerful voice of Oz from behind that curtain? Never mind that. She’d rather you concentrate only on what the voice says. Even though the voice we heard from the administration on Benghazi, from the beginning, was the phoniest thing since Islam called itself the ‘religion of peace’.

Hilary’s clever little detour has you ignoring the details of the incident while saying we have to make sure this never happens again. Oz had much more credibility than her. Who was not surprised to find the little man being the powerful voice of Oz? (admit it)

But in this case, it was so obvious that everyone was looking for the scheming persons responsible for this. While the culprits — or the voice overs — have been very busy hiding any indication of their sinister motives. The effects and credibility in Oz were better.

Yet she tells us to concentrate on what that voice says – not where(or who) it is coming from. It was ridiculous that she could make such an assertion, but look at her passion over Trayvon. Don’t tell people the truth, tell them what you want them to hear. The Emerald City is prettier.

All of her statements read like the script of a low budget “B” movie. You aren’t supposed to be the wiser and take them with all the sincerity she intended – not the insincerity she employs. She threw in the passion and drama to punctuate the lies that have been strewn about. Keep listening to that voice not what goes on behind the curtain.

That Oz-like voice is now telling us all these scandals are phony. But never mind all those phony statements about Benghazi. “Just listen to the voice”.

Hillary might want to tap her heels three times and say “there’s no place like the Oval Office”, but Benghazi will not go away that easily.

 

(no matter how many dramatic memory losses she has)