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Obama Plays Defense

Written by Gary North on May 15, 2013

It has been a bad week for Obama.

First, some mid-level bureaucrat at the IRS broke the universal rule and admitted that the IRS had pressured Tea Party groups in 2012. Here is the rule: “Never admit anything until you’re plea bargaining.”

Using the IRS to threaten political enemies? Shocking! This led to an invidious comparison: that was what Nixon did. There is no greater condemnation inside the Washington Beltway.

It turns out that the IRS even leaked news in 2012 to a leftist political group regarding which Tea Party outfits were under investigation. Illegal? Of course.

Second, the Justice Department tapped the phones of about 100 journalists with the Associated Press. This crossed the liberal media’s line in the sand: “Don’t do to us what you do to the public.” This action by the Justice Department led to comparisons with George W. Bush, which is second in ignominy only to “that’s what Nixon did.”

Meanwhile, the Republicans in the House have gone into high gear on Benghazi. There is evidence of White House spin in the hours after the attack, and also a bureaucratic cover-up.

Tom Brokaw said it best: “Welcome to the second term, Mr. President.”

The White House’s response to all three stories has been identical: the Sergeant Schultz response. “We knew nothing. Nothing.”

In Washington, any sign of weakness is like blood in the water. It attracts sharks. The liberal media get aroused by any trace of defense.

This means that Obama will have trouble getting any new legislation passed that is not part of Boehner’s agenda.

This would be good news for Hillary, except that she is now the target on an inquiry. The media would be able to bury this, except that it is part of a package deal: the IRS and the phone taps.

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17 thoughts on “Obama Plays Defense

  1. The question is whether the presstitutes of the corporate owned media are going to pursue the revelations of Benghazi-gate and IRS-gate like they did Watergate in the 70's. By the DOJ announcing in public that they are tapping journalists' communications to their confidential sources, they have sent the message: "We are watching you! Be careful what you report!" This is the chilling effect on the 1st Amendment that used to make journalists see red and go into a feeding frenzy (to maintain the shark metaphor), but no longer.

  2. Obama is a foreign terrorist who infiltrated U.S. government at its highest level. When is the Tea Party and the GOP going to call for Obama to be PROSECUTED and removed from office? A non-U.S. citizen is not constitutionally-entitled to impeachment proceedings.

    Obama's social security number failed E-Verify, and anyone with enough intelligence to follow the simple instructions of this video can prove to themselves beyond any doubt that the document Obama claims is his birth certificate was amateurishly created using Adobe layering techniques. Please see: http://youtu.be/7s9StxsFllY

  3. Shane, which scandal should Obama tackle first? Which one second and which one third? Or do you think he can manage to competently investigate two or more scandals at the same time? Or would that just be too hard?

  4. Seymour Kleerly says:

    I almost am rooting for one of these "scandles" to be real. Maybe the Right Wing crazies will not start their revolution now! Fox News and Talk Radio deserve SOME payoff for their 5 year attacks on Obama, since hey didn't get much for their 8 year defense of Bush. I actually feel bad for them.

  5. Blair Franconia, NH says:

    Actually, it's bad news for Hillary, because it's part of a package deal.

  6. Pretty idiotic to make this point here, when the author of these articles himself attacked Bush for 8 years. You still live in the Democrats vs. Republicans world, even after the wars and the bailouts? Wow.

  7. What planet are you from Pluto or Goofy?

  8. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Just saying that finally something might really have happened that deserves their hysterical furious attacks on Liberals and Obama.

  9. The IRS opened this can of worms at the instruction of Obama. They are desperate for a diversion from the Benghazi investigation and believe that they can escape being tagged with culpability for this breach of trust. Sen. Baucus, who CALLED FOR THE IRS to do this very thing back in 2010, is NOW outraged and going to hold an investigation. This is a ploy to prevent anyone else from holding an investigation. And Baucus already has the final report written. It will say that,"Obama is not guilty." Don't let him get away with that either.

  10. The attacks from conservatives are not on people or a person. They are on ACTIONS that are illegal, dishonest, unconstitutional and destructive.

    Democrats, especially those who follow Saul Alinsky's instructions, attack PEOPLE. But then, they can't attack actions and ideas that are sound. They have nothing else to attack. LOL

  11. Bob Marshall says:

    Saul Alinsky, Obama and Hilliary's mentor always taught keep your opponent on the defensive. did Obama forget one of the lesson he learned as a Marxist revolutionist while attending occidental college?

  12. Seymour Kleerly says:

    How come no "actions" of Bush/Cheney were attacked by the Right?

  13. Zackery Botsford says:

    Bush and Cheney were constantly attacked by your :Leftist/Progressive Obama butt sniffing media. And you sir, appear to be among Obama's butt licking cheerleader's. Do you ever come up for air?

  14. Seymour Kleerly says:

    You avoided my question sir. I asked, why the Right NEVER attacked Bush's "actions". Is that "Fair and Balanced" to you?

  15. You weren't listening to ME. But then, I did not have to say much. After all. the LSM, if they can't find REAL problems, MAKE UP STUFF. Like they did with Sarah Palin.

    She was and is squeaky clean. But the predators use the Saul Alinsky plan and have worked to use lies to isolate her and ridicule those who still understand that she is STILL the BEST.

  16. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Oh Zack, come out from hiding and answer my question if you dare.

  17. Seymour Kleerly says:

    Maybe you could help Zack point out just ONE instance of Conservative Media "attacks on "Actions" by Republicans! In eight years of Bush/Cheney and Five years of Obama you will not be able to name even ONE. No wonder you guys are so far gone!