Do you trust politicians? I think the overwhelming majority of us would answer that question with a resounding “NO.” One could argue quite persuasively that an honest politician would find it very difficult, if not impossible, even to get elected. Of course, the danger is that we have become so jaded that we expect our political leaders to lie, deceive and cheat, so that when instances come to light we discount them. (“What’s the big deal. Everybody does it.”)
Virtually every administration has had its share of lying, deception, broken promises and scandals. Years ago, before the internet, twitter and the 24- hour news cycle, the American people were either not cognizant of these events or found out about them years later. Now, nothing stays hidden; everything comes out, and quickly. So, Kennedy and Clinton were philanderers; Johnson had Viet Nam; Nixon had Watergate, Bush 41 said “read my lips, no new taxes,” and, once elected, raised taxes; Bush 43 deceived us about Iraq having WMD. The list goes on and on.
The problem with the current administration is that there have not been one or two of these, but several. I don’t have the space to name them all, but below is a list of the major ones:
1. Association with Reverend Wright
2. Black Panther intimidation of voters
3. Wasting money on green energy companies, which have gone bankrupt, such as Solyndra
4. Fast and Furious
5. Benghazi terrorist attack
6. IRS targeting the TEA Party and other conservative groups
7. The DOJ’s review of phone records of journalists who work for the Associated Press
Perhaps, one could defend one or two of these, but it is evident that the sheer volume of them indicates an unmistakable pattern of obfuscation, deception and incompetence. An objective person could not reach any other conclusion. In every case, when reporters, Congressmen or ordinary people have tried to ascertain who is responsible, the answer has been “no one is responsible. We don’t have the facts, but we are working diligently to determine them, and as soon as we do, we will tell you.” But, alas, they never report the facts. They never identify the responsible party. Then, eventually we are told, “well it’s old news.” So, the American public never gets the true story.
CONCLUSION AND PREDICTION
The mainstream press had aided and abetted this situation through its ardent desire to protect Mr. Obama. Nothing sticks to him. He is not personally responsible for anything. It’s always someone else, who is never identified. If you criticize him, you are labeled a “racist.” He is undoubtedly the “Teflon President.”
But, at some point, one has to say “enough.” Whatever happened to “the buck stops here?” The cumulative effect of these instances clearly demonstrates that Mr. Obama is either responsible for them or he is such an incompetent executive that he can’t control his subordinates and is incapable of running the country.
I expect that the voters will voice their displeasure in the 2014 mid-term elections. The Dems will lose several Congressional seats. As for, Mr. Obama, he will not be running for office, but he will be judged by history.