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Phony scandals or phony president?

Published: Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Last week the president of the United States was back on the campaign trail again doing what he does best, making speeches. He addressed select audiences in several states touting the so-called economic recovery in the nation. In the process he chastised Republicans for “political posturing” and dwelling on “phony scandals.” He is taking a lot of heat for the latter words, and rightly so.
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said last week. Columnist Michael Graham writing in the Boston Herald, asked, “Question: How many Americans have to be murdered in an al-Qaeda attack on a U.S. consulate before it stops being a ‘phony’ scandal? Answer: If Barack Obama is president, more than four.” Writing about the president’s long speech again, Graham asks, “How can a man talk for more than an hour on a single topic (the economy), as Obama did on Wednesday, and say absolutely nothing new?” The answer, of course, is that the president has absolutely nothing new to say about the economy.
Graham says liberals complain that all conservatives ever say is “Cut taxes and cut spending!” He opines that perhaps maybe they are right, but that these are two more ideas than Barack Obama has offered during his entire presidency. This is why his scripted comments about “phony scandals” in Washington got so much traction after his nothing-new speech on the nation’s economy.
Almost a year after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, we still don’t know where the president was when the attack started, whether the military was ordered to stand down and leave two ex-Navy SEALS and others to die or why the administration continued to push the phony story of a Muslim video weeks after it knew it was a terror attack and not a movie protest.
Graham rightly points out that there is nothing phony about the fact that the IRS targeted American citizens based on their ideology. The discussion of this issue has led all the way up to the president’s hand-picked IRS counsel William Wilkens who met with Obama last April just two days before “new guidance” on how to handle Tea Party applications was sent from Washington to IRS operatives in the field. What a coincidence. Then there is James Rosen, FOX News reporter, who was being spied on by the Department of Justice and  U.S.  Attorney General Eric Holder lying about his knowledge of “potential prosecution” of the media by his department.
We did lose four Americans in the Benghazi terrorist attack and it is a national disgrace that we are not getting answers to any questions relating to the incident. You have to ask yourself if this attack had occurred while a Republican president was in the White House, would the media have brushed it off as no big deal. It is a big deal that we allowed such a security breech to occur, no immediate help was sent and no one has been held accountable. To make matters worse, the administration conjured up a cock and bull story about some offensive video.
No, Mr. President, these are real scandals and not “distractions, political posturing and phony scandals.” It’s long past time you got down from your high horse and shed some transparency on these issues that beg for answers. Instead, you are out there on your never-ending campaign, touting your non-existant economic successes.
It is your presidency that is phony, not the on-going scandals that continue to plague your administration.

Last week the president of the United States was back on the campaign trail again doing what he does best, making speeches. He addressed select audiences in several states touting the so-called economic recovery in the nation. In the process he chastised Republicans for “political posturing” and dwelling on “phony scandals.” He is taking a lot of heat for the latter words, and rightly so.

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said last week. Columnist Michael Graham writing in the Boston Herald, asked, “Question: How many Americans have to be murdered in an al-Qaeda attack on a U.S. consulate before it stops being a ‘phony’ scandal? Answer: If Barack Obama is president, more than four.” Writing about the president’s long speech again, Graham asks, “How can a man talk for more than an hour on a single topic (the economy), as Obama did on Wednesday, and say absolutely nothing new?” The answer, of course, is that the president has absolutely nothing new to say about the economy.

Graham says liberals complain that all conservatives ever say is “Cut taxes and cut spending!” He opines that perhaps maybe they are right, but that these are two more ideas than Barack Obama has offered during his entire presidency. This is why his scripted comments about “phony scandals” in Washington got so much traction after his nothing-new speech on the nation’s economy.

Almost a year after the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, we still don’t know where the president was when the attack started, whether the military was ordered to stand down and leave two ex-Navy SEALS and others to die or why the administration continued to push the phony story of a Muslim video weeks after it knew it was a terror attack and not a movie protest.

Graham rightly points out that there is nothing phony about the fact that the IRS targeted American citizens based on their ideology. The discussion of this issue has led all the way up to the president’s hand-picked IRS counsel William Wilkens who met with Obama last April just two days before “new guidance” on how to handle Tea Party applications was sent from Washington to IRS operatives in the field. What a coincidence. Then there is James Rosen, FOX News reporter, who was being spied on by the Department of Justice and  U.S.  Attorney General Eric Holder lying about his knowledge of “potential prosecution” of the media by his department.

We did lose four Americans in the Benghazi terrorist attack and it is a national disgrace that we are not getting answers to any questions relating to the incident. You have to ask yourself if this attack had occurred while a Republican president was in the White House, would the media have brushed it off as no big deal. It is a big deal that we allowed such a security breech to occur, no immediate help was sent and no one has been held accountable. To make matters worse, the administration conjured up a cock and bull story about some offensive video.

No, Mr. President, these are real scandals and not “distractions, political posturing and phony scandals.” It’s long past time you got down from your high horse and shed some transparency on these issues that beg for answers. Instead, you are out there on your never-ending campaign, touting your non-existant economic successes.

It is your presidency that is phony, not the on-going scandals that continue to plague your administration.



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Questionman
August 1st, 2013 at 09:49am

Shocker. a black-hating scumbags listen to the lord of black-hating scumbags!

No surprise, the only people calling Obama "phony" are the racists and bigoted t-baggers all over this country!

how about we ask her about all the people who died in embassy attacks under Bush's watch that got ZERO attention from the media

Given that there were 12 embassy attacks during Dumbya's tenure I think its fair to ask how many of the perpetrators were ever brought to justice???? Those attacks killed upwards of 60 people (the majority of whom were Americans). I'm sorry, but I don't remember the idiots at Faux sitting around looking at their watches bytching about the lack of action from former president Dumbya???? Does Faux even care??? Can the idiots at Faux name even one of the Americans killed in the embassy attacks between 2001 and 2008. Weren't those Americans worthy of recognition too??

Lets also not forget Bin Laden whom Dumbya let run around for seven years. Not only that but when asked about the governments pursuit of Bin Laden Bush stated on national television "i'm not that concerned". Could you imagine the blood curdling screams from Republicans if those words ever escaped Obama's lips?!?! Oh, and we can't forget Romney. Faux campaigned hard for Romney. In fact, the idiots on the Five slobbered all over Romney for months. Remember what Romney had to say about Bin Laden??? Romney stated that" its not worth moving heaven and earth just to catch one man". If Obama had made either of those statements during a time of war he would have been impeached! Talk about soft on terror.

Yet, Kimberly wasn't sucking her teeth about that incredible lapse in judgment on the part of Romney. Mind you, she was practically in tears after he lost. Boilling whom never misses a beat to recant how he personally lost friends during the 9/11 attacks was pumped for Romney throughout the entire election season. Which is hard to believe seeing as how Romney basically admitted that he wouldn't have expended the resources necessary to catch the monster who murdered Boiling's friends.

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