Scandals Have Rolled Off Obama's Back Like Water Rolls Off A Duck

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 24, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Democrat voters seem to love dirty politicians. Maybe because it is the dirty politician who is most willing to pay off supporters including parasite voters with taxpayer's money.

    The standard rule for handling bad news in politics is to get it all out at once. Take your hits for a news cycle, two or three. And then try to move on.

    The conventional wisdom has been that the worst thing to do is allow the bad news to dribble out, poison drop by poison drop, for days, weeks, even months.

    Yet that is precisely what Barack Obama has done -- and continues to do in his current epidemic of embarrassments -- over a decade of controversies and scandals. The amazing thing is, so far, it's worked like a charm. So, why should he change?

    Ignore it. Dismiss it. Dissemble it to death. Didn't know about it. Point at others. Have others point at others. Have others suggest the criticism is really racial. Stay aloof. Stretch the whole thing out as long as possible. Then call every ensuing question old news, that you've discussed it many times. Hope the problem goes away.

    And, by golly, usually it has for Obama.

    Whether that will work this time in the face of three major, simultaneous scandals and the independent investigations certain to grow from them remains an open question. Will the Chicago Democrat skate again? Or will the events, the lies, the half-truths, the cover-ups forever stain his once-historical presidential legacy?

    Barack Obama is no stranger to scandal. Here's a recap of a few previous scandals:

    -- The Fast and Furious scandal offered Atty. Gen. Eric Holder the opportunity to claim ignorance of the gun-running operation by agents within his department. They successfully helped drug dealers smuggle hundreds of weapons from the United States into Mexico, resulting in the deaths of scores.

    So eager were Obama and Holder to get to the bottom of this lethal mess that when congressional investigators sought internal messages and memos, Obama refused, claiming executive privilege. This claim is now being litigated, which conveniently stretches out the incident.

    -- Solyndra was a solar-panel company that received more than a half-billion taxpayer dollars before going bankrupt. But it's just one of dozens of such so-called green energy projects that received billions of dollars in Obama administration subsidies before going belly-up and/or being sold to China. It is perhaps an amazing coincidence that many of these defunct firms had connections to Obama campaign fundraisers.

    -- Remember the Rev. Jeremiah Wright? He was the Chicago pastor who over 20 years married the Obamas, baptized their children and somehow delivered his startlingly racist, anti-Semitic, anti-American sermons only on Sundays when Obama was absent.

    Back in 2008 Obama said he had no recollection of such videotaped outrages and could no more renounce the reverend than his white grandmother -- until six weeks later in his bitter primary contest with Hillary Clinton, Obama did renounce Wright. Wright later told Edward Klein, author of "The Amateur," that he'd been offered a large sum of money to stay quiet about his close relationship with Obama.

    -- During Obama's presidential transition in late 2008, suspicions arose that his team had been in contact with Illinois' governor over which Democrat should be named to fill Obama's vacant Senate seat. The governor was later convicted of trying to sell the nomination.

    Obama named his own lawyer to investigate his own team and you might not be surprised to learn that Obama's lawyer completely exonerated Obama's team.

    -- The grease of Chicago's machine politics is a bevy of shadowy, unelected men who fundraise, broker deals and otherwise assist Democrat pols so their hands can look clean. Tony Rezko was one.

    We say "was," because the Syrian-born Rezko now resides in federal prison. But beginning in the 1990s he was a close friend of Obama and Rod Blagojevich, a congressman who would go on with the help of Obama and Rezko to become governor and, now, also a resident of federal prison.

    Here's how it works in the Windy City: After Obama's Senate election in 2004, he wanted a nicer house. He found one on the South Side but could not afford the asking price, which was enlarged because the seller wanted to include a vacant lot next door.

    Obama went to his "friend" Tony for "advice." Then, here's what happened: On the very same day that Barack and Michelle closed on the house at a reduced price, Tony Rezko's wife, who had no visible means of income, purchased the vacant lot at full price. She then peeled off a strip of it to sell to the Obamas.

    This made the lot remainder too small for any development, which was OK because it guaranteed the Obamas no close neighbor on that side.

    In 2008 the future president dismissed most questions on this as old news. He has never really offered full explanations of the amazing coincidences that benefited him in those deals, though he did once confess poor judgment dealing with Rezko, even as those nosy feds were investigating him.

    Oh, by the way, the real estate agent collecting the commission for that land deal was Patti Blagojevich, the then-governor's wife. So, as usual in Chicago, it was win-win-win financially for the bigs -- except, of course, for the prison sentences.
  2. Odumbo will always "get away with any/all atrocities"... even his intentions to DESTROY AMERICA!... The promise of "free ice cream" trumps all.

  3. LEAPup


    It's painfully obvious the tyrant is hell bent on destroying America, yet no one does anything about it.
  4. Election day




  5. When are YOU going to do something about ?

  6. the question SHOULD be what are you going to do about it? You are already on record as saying you will point your gun at American citizens when the time is right, you piece of shit. AK "DHS Tank Commander"47, at your service. fuk u and the horse you rode in on. traitor.
  7. pspr


    As IQ uses Al Qaeda's favorite weapon, the AK-47. His very username is un-American. :D
  8. CBS/ February 11, 2009, 1:45 PM

    Bush's Final Approval Rating: 22 Percent

    President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

    Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.

  9. LEAPup


    What's funny is, ak will be the FIRST to perish in a revolution. I own several AK-47's, and know how to use them. He wouldn't have the first clue.
  10. pspr


    Why don't you stick to the topic which is OBAMA'S SCANDALS!

    Go start your own thread if you want to talk about approval ratings.
    #10     May 24, 2013