How many scandals are we juggling now?
There’s Benghazi, which we’ve been on since September.
Now, there’s the IRS targeting of conservative organizations.
And, the scattergun style investigation of the Associated Press by the Department of Justice.
That’s just what’s in the news today.
Let’s not forget about Fast & Furious.
Let’s not forget about Seal Team 6.
All of these scandals happened on Obama’s watch. And what do we get from the “Commander in Chief?”
When Benghazi went down, we’re told he checked in early in the evening and then…nothing.
And this is acceptable to people? Not everyone. Liberals are good with it though.
“Consulate’s under attack, huh? Well, good luck with that.”
How is this a good excuse?
I could get in the weeds on conspiracy theories, but that’s not the point. The point is, for Team Obama, saying he’s not a part of the decision making process is becoming Standard Operating Procedure.
Look at the IRS scandal.
“I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the [inspector general] report before the I.G. report had been leaked” to the press, Mr. Obama said Thursday, during a rainy press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The media’s good accepting that line, while simultaneously feeding us this one:
The Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration sent a letter to Congressman Darrell Issa and Congressman Jim Jordan on July 12, 2012 informing them they would be auditing the IRS in response to their concerns that certain groups might be receiving extra scrutiny. The letter came in response to a June 28th letter of that year from Congressman Issa and requests for an investigation.
So the president had no idea what was happening, despite his counsel being informed weeks ago, but Issa had his finger on the pulse of the IRS Inspector General.
Obama was also caught unawares at the news his Department of Justice was targeting the Associated Press, an action that seemingly woke the media from its hypnotic trance.
President Obama has repeatedly said that he became aware of the Justice Department’s decision to issue a subpoena for Associated Press journalists’ phone records to investigate the disclosure of classified information only when the news surfaced in the media this week.
If Obama isn’t even aware of what’s happening in his administration, then who’s really running things?
This is an important question and it isn’t being asked.
The administration’s default excuse for failure or malfeasance is to claim Obama had nothing to do with any of it. Not only that, he didn’t even know it was going on.
Then who does?
Who’s running this clown car of radicals?
Either we accept this excuse as valid and therefore accept Obama isn’t leading anyone, or we accept that this excuse is being used to insulate Obama from the scandal.
I’m willing to accept either. Neither one is flattering to the president.
Harry Truman, the only president from the great state of Missouri, had a saying:
It’s a sign of a strong leader who understands he’s ultimately responsible for what happens under him,.
In his farewell address, Truman referenced it, saying:
“The President–whoever he is–has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.
President Bush was mocked for calling himself “The Decider.” Say what you will about his time in office, or his decisions, but at least he was willing to stand before the masses and take responsibility for them.
President Obama’s motto?