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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Reprise of Controversies

Of all the scandals that are now public knowledge (with more to come, to be sure), which disturbs you the most?


1. Fast and Furious
The Obama Administration directs the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to engage in a program of allowing thousands of firearms to be sold to Mexican drug cartels for the purpose of increasing the numbers of American-purchased firearms being used in crimes in Mexico to justify more restrictive firearms control legislation - resulting in the deaths of two US agents and hundreds of Mexicans.
2. IRS targets conservatives
The Obama Administration directs the Federal Bureau of Internal Revenue to halt or slow approval of the formation of companies tax-exempt status (501 (c) (3) based solely on their political affiliation. At the same time that same bureau begins to target political and financial supporters of Mitt Romney, President Obama's opponent in the last presidential election, using intimidation, endless audits, etc. to dissuade them. 
3. EPA targets conservatives
The Obama Administration directs the Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement against Republican Party donors such as Gibson Guitar, while ignoring their business competition who are Democratic Party donors.
4. Justice Department vs the Press
The Obama Administration takes unprecedented strokes to find out who is speaking to the Associated Press, Fox News' James Rosen and CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson through issuing search warrants for their telecommunication information. And then Attorney General Eric Holder lies about it to Congress. 
5. Benghazi
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a problem. She screwed up and if the nature of her behavior were to become public, she'd never be president. And she really wants to be the next President.  She sends Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to the US Consulate, Benghazi, site of previous attacks, to meet with people and try to "pull her fat out of the fire". The Ambassador, he aid, Sean Smith and two CIA protective officers, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Dougherty are murdered by terrorists. In order to keep secrets buried, Clinton and the Obama Administration engage in a concerted cover up that is still going on to hide the terrible truth.
6. NSA domestic collection
The Obama Administration expands a collection program that began under President Bush pursuant to the Patriot Act and its codicils, wherein all personal and private telephone calls and e-mail sent from and within the United States is collected and stored forever by the National Security Agency. 
7. Black Panther Voter Intimidation
The US Department of Justice engages in an active cover-up to cancel the investigation of and prosecution of members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia who undertook a program of voter intimidation against conservatives. The DOJ actions are apparently based on a black attorney general's reluctance to prosecute fellow blacks.
8. DHS Scandal
The Department of Homeland Security changes the training that it conducts from operations that would tend to focus on radical Islamic groups and instead, shifts its counterterrorism efforts to "Sovereign Citizens". Sovereign Citizens are generally characterized as pro-life, pro-firearm, pro-conservative and those who feel that the Internal Revenue Service is "activist" in nature.

This won't be a scientific poll, but I'm curious how you feel about this.

16 comments:

  1. Benghazi - the evident ease with which this administration allowed our people to die puts everything else in perspective. In time of conflice - if a commander willingly abandons troops in the field . . . what will he do with a nation at relative peace?? We are finding out.

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    1. Hillary and Barack never served. They're self-serving politicians who care about little beyond what feels good to them.

      General Ham, the theater commander followed orders. The way he's supposed to.

      The politicians then lied and obfuscated and they're still doing it to try and keep the "Secret of Benghazi" quiet.

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  2. Too hard to pick from the bunch, each scandal is inextricably woven into the same fouled and corrupt cloth that is the Obamaphate.

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    1. You need to pick... but I know what you're saying, LA.

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  3. Benghazi bothers me most on this list too.

    But my biggest problem with everything right now is that more people are concerned about anything on the list. It seems like the vast majority of people are just shrugging their shoulders and saying "oh well... thats just the way govt works".

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    1. That should read "not concerned"... stupid liberal smart phone keypad.

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    2. They have clearly lowered the bar in terms of expectations.

      Good government is being re-defined as one that doesn't spy on you, doesn't target you based on your pro-life or pro-gun feelings and doesn't deny healthcare because you're a Republican.

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  4. 1 through 8 really piss me off.

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    1. WoFat, you're supposed to pick one. We're looking for the Top Scandal.

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  5. The low information voter thinks nothing has happened.

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    1. And the progressives still love the fact that Barack is half negro.

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  6. Tie, Benghazi and F&F, people died, the administration lied...

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    1. Concur with the Old guy, and if asked to choose between those two, Benghazi.

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    2. I think they're equally odious. F & F was an effort to specifically undermine the Bill of Rights.

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  7. Benghazi. Giving arms to frigging Al Qaeda, the people who did 9/11? Traitors! Then the coverup. WAY worse than anything Nixon ever dreamed of.

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    1. The Democrats would have built a scaffold in front of the White House and hung Nixon. With Obama, they seem to forgive because he attacks the hated Republicans and disregards the Constitution, which they don't care about.

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