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Friday, May 17, 2013

A Bad Week for Liberals



Ah, another beautiful spring day in President Barack Obama’s second term, and we’re having a lovely time. The birthers have finally been silenced from a roar to a whisper, human rights for the gay community is winning in state after state, and suddenly life just seems so beautiful. Oh, just let me breathe in the wonderful air of cooperation and bipartisanship! Let me just remove my rose-colored glasses for one second to wipe away a speck of….

OH MY GOD! WHAT THE EFF HAPPENED?

Friday, credible accusations are made about the IRS targeting Tea Party aligned groups with audits. Monday, more credible accusations are leveled against the Department of Justice for subpoenaing phone records from the Associated Press. And, through it all, the President’s critics keep chanting “Bemghazi, Benghazi, Benghaz” like idol worshippers of an Eastern cult clamoring for a human sacrifice! Fortunately, this week is almost over. As Homer Simpson might say: “D’oh!”

Just when we had hopes that some of the President’s agenda might progress, life happened! The conservatives have long feared government overreach in areas of gun control and health care. The Obama administration did not have to oblige them with the revelations of the tax man intimidating conservative political groups, and the nation's head prosecutor going after the press. Yet this is exactly what happened.

So now immigration reform could be deported (no pun intended); gun control is all shot to hell (pun intended); Obamacare is being repealed again in the House; cries of impeachment are growing, cattle raped, women and children stampeded…my God, ladies and gentlemen, what will you, our valued elected public servants, do to save your phony baloney jobs?

Oh they’ll keep on dissecting how many times the administration revised their talking points about the attacks in Benghazi. It turns out that the government really did know that it was a terrorist attack, but they did not want everyone to know that the consulate was actually a CIA station. Holy Scooter Libby, Batman! That cover is blown now!

So, any ideas on improving security at our embassies, or are we just going to nitpick through the words just to embarrass the President? Stupid question! We know the answer to that one, particularly if we pose this question toward congressional Republicans!

And the IRS scandal? Much to his credit — and I’m sure the profound shock of his critics — Obama publicly denounced the IRS actions, and even accepted the resignation of the acting director. Still, this is not quelling the calls for criminal prosecution from Boehner et al in Congress. The criminal probe may be warranted, but why wasn’t all this fuss made when several liberal-leaning churches complained that the IRS was unfairly auditing them during the Bush Administration? Hmmmmmm?

The AP scandal is just a few days old; it needs time to breathe and thrive for awhile before it starts its own caterwauling. This one does not look good for Attorney General Holder. There may be another high-level resignation from the Obama administration very soon, unless he can truly prove that a leak filtered through the Associated Press was indeed a threat to national security.

This has been a bad week for liberals. We should have suspected something was up when Mitch McConnell walks around with that shit-eating grin on his face. His smile is the most nauseating thing I’ve seen on a politician in a long time.  (Editor's Note: Dick Cheyney's ugly smirking mug is a close second place.)

Thank God it’s Friday!

The gloating should end soon, or else nothing will get done. Seriously, conservatives, comparing Obama to Nixon and Watergate? Isn’t it a bit early for that king of hyper-partisan hyperbole?

A few commentators have pointed out that Republicans will need Democratic (read Obama) cooperation on some of their objectives, like immigration reform. It’s funny how people could cease to be cooperative when they’re too busy fending off subpoenas to Congressional hearings. The temptation for Republicans to overreach on these issues can ultimately backfire on them. 

It’s time for me to put my Karl Rove Trademarked Delusional rose colored glasses on and…ah, that’s better! Life is good again, and Barack Obama is still president.

(Thank you for reading! God help the boys and girls in Congress! God help them if they ever try to actually accomplish something like run a country!)

6 Comments:

Blogger Nadege said...

Maybe this will make you feel better.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/17/1209868/-Republicans-efforts-to-skewer-Obama-and-Holder-over-IRS-and-AP-get-blunted

Have a good weekend!

May 17, 2013 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger David Jeffreys said...

Yesterday, I met with my investment counselor, and she said to me: "You have a right to laugh at me and throw it in my face. Last year according to my notes when we met, you said that Obama would be re-elected and that the economy would be better. And it turns out you were right."

"Yes," I said, "and if Romney had been elected, he would be taking credit for the improved economy and the records being being set by the stock markets."

May 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Hi Nadege! Yes, that was a very interesting article. I saw another headline on Huff Po today that makes it sound like the scandals might just slide off of Obama as if he were coated in Teflon.

Thank you David for your comment. That would have been terrible if Romney could take credit for something he obviously had nothing to do with. Did you notice how Obama got the gas prices to go down last month? Don't worry if you missed it, no one else noticed either. :)

May 18, 2013 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Harper's Keeper said...

A bad week for Liberals, indeed!

May 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Mary Davis said...

I can't remember if it was Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon... anyway it was one of those late night guys that said.... The President keeps denying any knowledge of the IRS scandal. He said he found out about it on television. That's great! I want to live in a country where my President learns about things through the same source as my grandma!

May 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Harper's Keeper. Perhaps we should all pray that Palin/Rove/Coulter/Beck/Limbaugh et al say something so outrageously stupid that it will take the heat off the liberals. I predict we will not have to wait long.

Thank you, Mary for your comments. Unfortunately I'm usually in bed by 8:30 so I always miss these monologues...unless of course their replayed the next morning on MSNBC Way Too Early/Morning Joe.

May 21, 2013 at 8:16 PM  

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