The Associated Press wiretapping scandal and resultant revelations of Federal spying on American journalists has revealed the true contempt and fear that the Administration of Barack Obama — an Administration that has prosecuted twice as many Americans under the 1917 Espionage Act than all other Administrations combined — has for a well-informed populace.
The mainstream corporate media, which for five years have gone about their business as if they were Obama zombies, seem to be awakening from their stupor with a zombie-like appetite for the brains and entrails of certain government functionaries in the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice… and perhaps President Barack Obama himself.
In the television business, they call it “jumping the shark.” The phrase was inspired by a rather infamous episode of “Happy Days.” In the years that followed, “jumping the shark” entered the lexicon as a phrase that identifies the subject as having passed the point of value on the path to self-parody. Even those few men who have inhabited the highest office in the land have leaped over the proverbial predator.
Watergate eventually became the story of two young rookie reporters who exposed and took down a President. Try to think of another major story in your lifetime wherein the reporters themselves took center stage and, in the process, nearly eclipsed their own work.
Ready or not, Lauryn Hill of Fugees fame has found herself sentenced to three months in a cage for extortion evasion. The extortionists call it “tax evasion,” but calling it by another name doesn’t change what it really is.
I’m often asked by conservative friends how I continue to laugh at the increasingly Orwellian sideshow presented by President Barack Obama and his accomplices. Most of them expect the old “laugh or you’ll cry” saw, which isn’t entirely inappropriate.
One after the other, the scandals break and President Barack Obama feigns ignorance. He didn’t know. He didn’t know. He didn’t know. He didn’t know. Brilliant guy, or so they say. Yet when it comes time to own up the responsibilities of the Presidency, he’s strangely absent… or absentminded. In a word, he’s obtuse.
Whatever your party ideology is, whatever the ideals — left or right — you profess as critical to the understanding of how America’s ongoing experiment in free Constitutional Republicanism will continually emerge successful, you have to hew to what you believe.
President Barack Obama and his Democratic accomplices have spun themselves sick trying to stay ahead of the scandal they created in Benghazi, Libya. The talking points proffered by the fringe leftists who have taken over the Federal government have swerved from the ridiculous to the insultingly stupid.
Every so often, a Presidential Administration is plagued by a report that reveals unconscionable crookedness, depravity or incompetence. And those reports, given the nature of the country’s political system, usually come as no surprise to the American everyman.