A question for supporters of Barack Obama

1) Fast and Furious -- smuggled thousands of firearms to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of several American law enforcement officers and hundreds of Mexican citizens.  The President blocked release of evidence to Congressional investigators using executive privilege, yet claims to have known nothing about the operation.  Americans died, and the President lied.

2) Benghazi -- a US consulate was overrun after requests for increased security were denied.  No military aid was provided during the attack and operatives willing and able to go to the aid of those under attack were told to stand down.  Within days of the attack, a coverup was initiated, and a video on youtube which no one had seen before it was pointed out by the administration was blamed for provoking the attack.  Talking points were heavily edited by the State Department and the White House to remove references to terrorism and Al-Qaeda.  The person behind the YouTube video was publically arrested, and ads apologizing for his video were broadcast in Pakistan with taxpayer money.  The filmmaker is still in jail.  Americans died, and the President lied.

3) Politically-motivated IRS audits of "tea party" organizations -- going all the way back to 2010, an obviously politically motivated witch hunt, beginning shortly after the President joked about using the IRS to go after his political enemies.   IRS officials concealed evidence from Congress and the timing of this activity suggests it may have affected the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election.  A "chilling effect" has already been demonstrated, and reporters asking tough questions of the President have been targetedAbusing the IRS to go after political opponents was one of the articles of impeachment against Nixon (Article 2: Abuse of Power):
(1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
In addition to politically motivated audits of groups using Tea Party related names, the IRS has leaked private tax information to political allies, which published that information.

Israel-related groups have also been subjected to additional scrutiny.  Because it isn't like persecuting Jews crosses a bright moral line or anything.

Of course, we should keep in mind that it might not be Obama behind this activity.  It might be Senate Democrats.

4) Sebelius has been caught soliciting outside funds to implement Obamacare -- Doesn't seem like a big deal until you realize that, a) This is the same basic offense as was alleged in Iran-Contra, and b) it is an offense against the separation of powers in the Constitution, with the historical roots of this conflict going all the way back to the English kings seeking to work around the power of Parliament.

5) The Justice Department wiretapped whole offices of journalists for two months, in violation of internal protocols, and still has not said what they were seeking.

Still think he's a good president?

This entry was published Wed May 15 00:11:41 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-05-15 00:11:41.0. [Tweet]

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