The Obama Administration’s Deadly Scandals

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Equally as callous is the mainstream media’s calculated indifference to this scandal. Despite the pile of corpses this utterly misguided program produced, they sought to make moral equivalence to a Bush-era program called Operation Wide Receiver, where no one was killed. Furthermore, the media herd ran with the idea that Eric Holder was exonerated, even as they largely ignored the reality that the report said no such thing, and that the OIG reports directly to the Attorney General.

The administration’s icy indifference was again on display following the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. The Obama team’s ongoing attempts to brazenly lie their way through this scandal have been fairly well-documented. Even some of the president’s more reliable useful idiots have been cowed by the level of utter duplicity demonstrated by this administration’s efforts to obscure the truth.

Yet what remains largely under radar, save for the effort of conservative news outlets, is the documentation of this president’s twisted priorities. One day after American officials in Benghazi were murdered, and their bodies were dragged through the streets, President Obama saw no reason to alter his campaign schedule. He attended a fundraiser in Las Vegas, where he told a crowd of 8,000 adoring fans about the “tough day that we’ve had today.” After a brief tribute to the four slain Americans, it was back to the class warfare rhetoric that is the hallmark of his re-election campaign.

That’s pretty callous. But it was his “60 Minutes” interview with Steve Kroft that should disgust every decent American.  Kroft asked Obama if recent developments in the Middle East have given him any pause about his support for the governments that came to power during so-called Arab Spring. “I said even at the time this was going to be a rocky path,” Obama answered. “I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road,” he added. Four dead Americans, including the first ambassador killed since the 1979 murder of Adolph Dubs in Afghanistan — during Carter administration — are considered “bumps in the road”?

It is difficult to imagine such a callous characterization being ignored by the mainstream media, but they remained true to form. In a speech given at an Accuracy in Media (AIM) conference last Thursday, former Democratic Pollster Pat Caddell put the media’s role in perspective. “This press corps serves at the pleasure of this White House and President, led by people like Ezra Klein and JournoList, where they plot the stories together,” said Caddell.

He aimed his most scathing words at the coverage of the Benghazi attack: “First of all we’ve had nine days of lies over what happened because [the Obama administration] can’t dare say it’s a terrorist attack, and the press won’t push this….If a President of either party…had a terrorist incident, and got on an airplane after saying something, and flown off to a fundraiser in Las Vegas, they would have been crucified!” he contended. “It would have been–it should have been the equivalent, for Barack Obama, of George Bush’s ‘flying over Katrina’ moment.  But nothing was said at all, and nothing will be said,” he added.

Caddell is somewhat in error. In fact something was said. Mitt Romney was excoriated for “politicizing” the debacle.

As for Obama, even as the ongoing scandals of Fast and Furious and Benghazi continue to deteriorate, it remains almost certain no one will call this administration or its standard-bearer to account for their blood-chilling indifference. They are people who have amply demonstrated that honor, respect and decency can be brushed aside in favor of political expediency as easily as one brushes lint off one’s suit jacket. And the silent media, which both forgive and forget the pile of bodies that have accrued in two major scandals, is equally reprehensible.

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  • ze-ev ben jehuda

    Ms Rice should go together with Barack Hussein Obama (why do they always forget to mention his
    middle name!!)

  • Elliott Alhadeff

    It has been apparent for too long that this administration is neither competent nor legal in its

    operations, domestically as well as in its foreign policy. What is even more demoralizing is that

    neither Congress nor any other entity has the competence nor the authority to hold it and its

    individuals responsible leaving the public to swing in the wind, impotent to hold any of these

    imperial governmental employees accountable either civilly or criminally. Everybody reading

    this newsletter suffers the frustration of reports of incompetence having no consequences. We

    need a dialogue of solution to complement the reports. First suggestion. Legislation providing

    any LEGAL citizen a cause of action against any government official including the President,

    members of his cabinet and any filing clerk for mis or malfeasance in office. All filings must

    pass a federal hearing on probable cause that the plaintiff will prevail. Loser pays.

    • Andy

      If in the debate Romney doesn't use all the ammo that Obama has provided with which to hang him then we might as well throw in the towel. Another four years by this traitorous monster will finish America.

  • Stephen Carter

    It has reached the point where the USA quite literally has zero friends or allies in the world. Never has a regime been so blindingly corrupt and such a faithless ally as the Obama White House. For citizens of other democratic countries, where journalists still take the risks and make the effort to give a balanced picture, seeing such blatant, naked, in-your-face callousness and corruption of the US media just really makes the blood boil. US journalists flippantly dismiss the murder of HUNDREDS of Mexicans, a war crime committed by their lawless regime. And the media is COVERING FOR this regime! Do Americans realize that Obama is garnering 10x more ill-will than President Bush ever did? This is a betrayal worse than priests sexually abusing children in their charge.

    A whole new wave of terrorism is likely in the works. I can imagine the rage that is building up now in the Moslem world against America, and elsewhere. The difference this time around is that after 4 years of this regime's lies the USA has few friends left.

  • weroinnm

    Dishonest Media Avoids Truth about Obama Through Diversions!
    “Food For Thought”
    Semper Fi!

  • den

    I'm an outsider looking in from the great white north. With the slaying of the ambassador in Bengazi I thought Obama's response was that of a coward. American presidents, must be, bold, brave and forthright. Omama's response was that of a weasel and a coward. His sympathies lie so strongly in the Islamic world, he has lost sight of American values of liberty and freedom. In his speech at the United Nations, he failed miserably to stand up to these Islamic Mullahs whose sole purpose is the destruction of America and the imposition of Shariah on its citizens. Islam is not the religion of peace . It is the religion of HATE.

  • Ghostwriter

    There are a lot of similarities to Watergate with these scandals but there is also a difference. In Watergate,no one died. In these current scandals,there are a lot of dead bodies all over the place.