Scandals Here, There and Everywhere

Yesterday was a very interesting day for Barack Obama, our formerly Teflon president.  I almost felt sorry for his predicament.  Almost.  As in Paris is almost next door to Los Angeles. 

First there is the growing scandal of the Benghazi massacre and the administration's response or lack of response to the deaths of four Americans.

Then there was the Friday night news dump of an apology of sorts from the IRS regarding the targeting of specific conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

And what most of the media, both mainstream and alternative, view as the culmination of a scandal hat-trick by the Obama administration, the report by Associated Press that without warrant the Department of Justice had seized all telephone records from several phone lines that were dedicated within the White House, the Congress and two other sites compromising AP's ability to protect sources and whistleblowers.

All in all, what you might consider a busy day for Obama and Company.

But, as they say in commercials, that's not all!

The Kermit Gosnell case reached a climax when Dr. Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies that were born alive in his Philadelphia abortion clinic and had their spinal columns snipped with scissors.

Our leftist friends about now are saying "Whoa! What has that trial got to do with the President?" 

That's a very good question. I would remind those defenders of Barack Obama that this very President, to whom they refer, voted not once, not twice, but three separate times while in the Illinois state senate for a law that would legalize exactly the kind of thing that Gosnell did to babies that survived an attempted and then botched abortion.  The President is on record, one of the few records of his past that he has not been able to expunge, as favoring denying any life sustaining care to infants that survived a botched abortion. 

Now I will admit that it's only my opinion that anyone, anyone at all, who has a record of supporting Dr. Gosnell's killing of babies who are alive and living outside the mother's womb is likely to face criticism. But when that supporter is the President of the United States, it would be almost inescapable to have criticism for that rise to the level of a scandal.

So if the media and the political operatives on the right move quickly, they can help Barack Obama set a new record - four scandals running simultaneously! 

 

Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller for manufacturing firms, a Vietnam veteran and an independent voter.  Jim blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com/, or he can be contacted directly at james.v.yardley@gmail.com

 

Yesterday was a very interesting day for Barack Obama, our formerly Teflon president.  I almost felt sorry for his predicament.  Almost.  As in Paris is almost next door to Los Angeles. 

First there is the growing scandal of the Benghazi massacre and the administration's response or lack of response to the deaths of four Americans.

Then there was the Friday night news dump of an apology of sorts from the IRS regarding the targeting of specific conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.

And what most of the media, both mainstream and alternative, view as the culmination of a scandal hat-trick by the Obama administration, the report by Associated Press that without warrant the Department of Justice had seized all telephone records from several phone lines that were dedicated within the White House, the Congress and two other sites compromising AP's ability to protect sources and whistleblowers.

All in all, what you might consider a busy day for Obama and Company.

But, as they say in commercials, that's not all!

The Kermit Gosnell case reached a climax when Dr. Gosnell was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of three babies that were born alive in his Philadelphia abortion clinic and had their spinal columns snipped with scissors.

Our leftist friends about now are saying "Whoa! What has that trial got to do with the President?" 

That's a very good question. I would remind those defenders of Barack Obama that this very President, to whom they refer, voted not once, not twice, but three separate times while in the Illinois state senate for a law that would legalize exactly the kind of thing that Gosnell did to babies that survived an attempted and then botched abortion.  The President is on record, one of the few records of his past that he has not been able to expunge, as favoring denying any life sustaining care to infants that survived a botched abortion. 

Now I will admit that it's only my opinion that anyone, anyone at all, who has a record of supporting Dr. Gosnell's killing of babies who are alive and living outside the mother's womb is likely to face criticism. But when that supporter is the President of the United States, it would be almost inescapable to have criticism for that rise to the level of a scandal.

So if the media and the political operatives on the right move quickly, they can help Barack Obama set a new record - four scandals running simultaneously! 

 

Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller for manufacturing firms, a Vietnam veteran and an independent voter.  Jim blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com/, or he can be contacted directly at james.v.yardley@gmail.com

 

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