The progressive left is tied too closely to Chicago mob-style politics. After all, Saul Alinsky, a key role model for them, boasted of his close friendship with Frank Nitti, Al Capone’s number two man. Alinsky admired how the mob worked and took pride in using their methods. And, as I pointed out in my book, No Tomorrows, Alinsky was a personal mentor to Hillary Clinton and Obama was not only trained by an Alinsky organization, he was so effective at Alinsky principles and tactics that he was used to teach them to others.
Even lesser known sites have made lists of questionable deaths around Obama. While some people may say such sites are questionable, the sheer number of examples they give have to make a person at least stop and examine them to determine if there's any accuracy to what they say. (Don't forget, the National Enquirer, not exactly known for the most credible reporting, was the first to report the Monica Lewinsky affair with Bill Clinton and the Jon Edwards affair with Rielle Hunter. Sometimes truth is revealed through unlikely sources.)
These claims aren't all from the past, either. As recently as February 2014 Examiner.com put out an article with a video about Obama’s past that raises serious questions.
There are exceptions in Washington. It was reported recently that Congressman Trey Gowdy posed an important question to Simon Lazarus, senior counsel to the Constitutional Accountability Center who was giving testimony to a panel called "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws." Gowdy asked, "If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president likewise fail to enforce election laws?"
After Mr. Lazarus said that he thought the president wouldn't fail to enforce election laws, Rep. Gowdy asked him why not and then said of the president, "Well, he's not applying the ACA, and he's not applying immigration laws, and he's not applying marijuana laws, and he's not applying mandatory minimums. What's the difference with election laws?" Gowdy sees the problems with a more analytical eye than most in Washington. But he's one of a very small number in that corrupt city who are trying to take a stand for what's right. The chances of those like Gowdy succeeding are very small.
The lack of ability to see the big picture and find answers regarding what is really happening shows a lack of critical thinking. Sadly not just those in Washington, but most Americans are incapable of seeing past the immediate and obvious issues at hand and that is a major reason why we may never see things change in Washington…except to get even worse.