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Monday, May 20, 2013

Just As Planned. First Outrage, Then Attack The Right.


Here's the Nonsense The recent scandals that have plagued the Obama administration will finally hold them accountable.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Scandals or not, nothing is going to happen to change the way this administration does business or whether they have any accountability.  They will use these scandals as another opportunity to attack the right.

There's nothing surprising happening with the scandals this administration is facing.  First the scandals were revealed.  They became news to the mainstream media only because they were shocked that this administration had betrayed them (they didn't realize that they've been betraying the mainstream media ever since they got into power).  But, contrary to what many on the right, and even in the middle, have thought, there never would be a chance that they'd hold this administration accountable.  And now we see the administration, with the mainstream media rapidly falling in line behind them, taking the next step in their plan, which is to change the focus of the whole situation.

If you're paying attention at all, you'll see that how this administration responds to things is right out of the Alinsky playbook.  In fact, if you remember, Bill Clinton's presidency used the same playbook, but that's no surprise since Hillary was a close personal friend of Saul Alinsky and wrote her college thesis about how wonderful his ideas were.  That's very similar to Barack Obama who worked for Alinsky's organizations and has been known to point to Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals as being more important to him than any other teaching he ever learned from.

Progressives, which is what these people are, use the same methods over and over again.  When attacked they first circle the wagons, then claim outrage and use it to distance themselves from responsibility in the situation, then they turn on their opposition and attack while demanding apologies and making themselves out to be the victim.  

When Bill Clinton would get into trouble, most often with women claiming that he'd treated them improperly (which included everything from improper advances to accusations of rape) Hillary would spring into action with her "bimbo eruption squad."  They would feign outrage and then turn the tables on the person making the accusation.  By the time they were done Bill was seen as a poor victim of yet another unfair attack.  Today, instead of being known for his lying under oath that got him to be only the second president in history to be impeached, or even being known for his continued unfaithfulness to his wife, he is seen as some kind of icon of the left.  They look up to this serial liar and cheat as some sort of role model.  And worse yet, there is no public outcry, or even much outcry from the right about this behavior not being acceptable.   

So today we see the same thing with this president.  No, not cheating on his wife, I'll give Barack Obama credit that he's never been known as someone who violates his marriage vows.  But we do see the same reaction to problems.  There is outrage and then it turns into an attack.

When the scandals erupted in recent days Obama claimed he knew nothing of it (funny for a guy who was known for his micromanagement of everything in his administration).  Then he did his own version of feigned outrage claiming these things were wrong and he wouldn't stand for them. He even tried to distance himself from government this weekend claiming he wasn't part of it!

Using the Benghazi terrorist attack and the cover-up about it as an example, we can now see how they bring the next step into play.  This administration has sent out their attack dog, this time it's White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, to try to turn the tables.  He is claiming that a whole slew of apologies are due to this "innocent" group of public servants.  He said to ABC's This Week host George Stephanopoulous "I think many of the Republicans have been talking about this, now that they've seen the e-mails, owe Ambassador Rice an apology for the things they've said about her in the wake of the attack."

(Yeah, let's forget about the fact that she was complicit in a lie on 5 different network Sunday programs where she passed along the lie that painted a picture that this was not a terrorist attack and was actually the result of some ridiculous YouTube video - which, by the way, the creator of that video is still imprisoned and no one hears what's going to happen to him).

To Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace he said that it was irrelevant where the president was during the Benghazi attacks. 

(What the president is irrelevant because they can't defend it so they won't even address the question.  The fact that the President is the person ultimately responsible for the response, or lack of response, to the situation in Libya that could have saved American lives.)

And to CBS's Bob Scheiffer he said, "What we do is we want to go out and speak to the problems as they happen.  And what's important here is that when problems happen, the President takes responsibility for them and tries to fix them.  That's what we're talking about in Benghazi.  It's an absolute tragedy what happened.  The question isn't, 'Who edited what talking points?'  That's largely irrelevant."

(Sure, it's irrelevant who edited the talking points, even though those false lies they used as talking points were the edited results of the facts.  They were the lies and misrepresentations that were told to protect this president's re-election campaign.  The entire idea that it's irrelevant is absolute nonsense and just another smokescreen to keep America's eyes off of this president and his actions.)

This is exactly where they want things to go.  They want the spin to turn things against those who are trying to hold them accountable.  And they will succeed.  Not only because this mainstream media is too stupid to see through it, but also because this media is looking for anything they can to vindicate this administration in their minds so that they can get back behind him again (even though they never really left in the first place).  They will return to their blind support and nothing will happen to hold him or his administration accountable.

Let's face it, with the exception of a few brave souls who are willing to forget about political correctness and try to do what's right for America, no one on either side of the aisle will really go after this president.  They don't want to upset their power base and they also don't want to be part of any attack that might actually damage the legacy of America's first black president (or maybe I should say America's first part-black president … that we know of). 

There is no chance that anything will come of these scandals other than more attacks on the right.  The left is already forgetting them and it won't take long before they move back to slobbering their affection all over this president.  Their hatred for the right will once again emerge and take center stage.  That's how it works and the only way that will change is if the citizens of this country do something about it through the ballot box.  

For people who oppose what this administration has done and is doing, the only hope is to make significant changes in the House of Representatives and Senate in the 2014 elections.  No longer will the good ol' boys do.  If more control moves out of the hands of the Democrats and establishment Republicans, then the legislative branch of our government could keep the actions of this administration under control.  It's that simple.