By Paul Roper
Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?” ~ Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72
Nearing the Midpoint of Obama’s Second Term
As we draw closer to election season one point is evident, Democrats are back on their heels, and the number one reason is their beloved taxer, spender and regulator. His newest title, Chief Scandal Creator.
Throughout Obama’s first term he was able to deny, deflect and manipulate the media. He has the quality of being mendacious in situations that if you were any other President in history you would pay a heavy price. But the mainstream media focused on his “landmark legislation” Obamacare, as if it were a panacea to all of the U.S.’s ills. As we have found out it is not living up to its promised billing, and as a matter of fact has revealed the true Obama as really who he is. It all started innocuously enough when in 2009, while he was cramming the monstrous bill down the American people’s throat that he began to create his own downfall. The phrase seemed simple enough at the time and was designed to comfort those that were happy with their healthcare as it was, so he uttered the words “if you like your healthcare you can keep it”. America knows now how that turned out, it was not true. And, so began a series of issues that has dogged his Administration ever since.
Everywhere he turns, there are problems and cover ups, such as Benghazi which will certainly stick to Hillary Clinton who is not a sympathetic character. If you don’t think so, just view her initial testimony on Benghazi and it show cases, that at best, the mediocre job she did as Secretary of State when her crowning achievement became four dead Americans. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is on the phone with You Tube to find a way to fabricate a story that somehow will not implicate them and showcase their ineptitude. You can’t make this stuff up!
But the hits keep on coming and the piece de resistance is Obama’s use of the IRS to harass conservative groups. I suppose one simple question is, if there is nothing inappropriate with what took place, then why would Lois Lerner even fritter away her time asserting her 5th Amendment rights? The reason is, because it leads directly to Obama, and I assure you this is not going to turn out well and by telling Bill O’ Reilly that there was not “one smidgen of corruption” is the follow up to “if you like your healthcare” … Do you see where all of this is going?
Imagine if George Bush even had a whiff of this around him, Brian Williams would become a crystal meth freak and NBC would dedicate its whole network to get to the bottom of it all. If George Soros even had a single problem filing a piece of paper for moveon.org we would be hearing about it for the next decade.
The series of problems created by Obama highlights the ineptitude of his entire Administration, and the arrogance with which he has governed with his damn the torpedoes approach, and his fixation on his agenda versus what would really be good for the majority of Americans.
Now it is Cap and Trade that he is trying to implement, which is nothing more than a job killing regulatory nightmare for American business, both big and small, and not to mention additional cost for Americans, for energy consumption that have never recovered from the 2008 near depression, and that for much of the U.S. has never gone back to the levels of employment and real estate valuations and continues to soften after six years. It highlights the disconnect for the left.
Against the backdrop of just the few issues mentioned here and many I didn’t touch upon, the Republicans have saber rattled about impeachment proceedings, this is nothing more than talk. They know this Administration is political gold, and they know because of Obama’s leadership style the hits will keep coming, not to mention the issues that have already been created, which will not only damage Obama’s legacy, but could very well doom Hillary’s chance of her anointment as the next President of United States.
I don’t have a crystal ball and plenty can change by November, but based on history and the constant roll out of scandals, if Republicans can take advantage of Obama fatigue, they should do fine. Unfortunately, the ones that will pay the price are the American people.