UPDATED – It’s official: The Obama Administration is in deep trouble and I am done defending them

My friends, I was very, very wrong and for that, I am terribly sorry. :(

I said that I believed that the entire Benghazi, Libya debacle was over-hyped by the Republicans; and I still believe that, to a point.

However, there are many things that have come up since then, which I simply cannot defend.

They are:

  1. The IRS targeting Jewish groups.  – I mean, honestly, what the hell were the IRS and Obama’s people thinking when they let this one happen?
  2. IRS targeting Conservative groups in Washington and Elsewhere. — Did they not know that this would be exposed?
  3. DOJ going after the AP – This is borderline Watergate, so says a watergate player. — Again, what the hell were these people thinking?

My friends, the “Giving the benefit of the doubt” of the President and his Administration by this writer and blogger are over. There is no doubt in my mind that the Obama administration; much like the Administration of George W. Bush, became consumed with a lust for power and abused and exploited the office of President of the United States and the instruments of Governmental office for political purposes.

I leave you with two videos:

Update: Better clip via The American Spectator:

The Democrats have screwed themselves out of ever winning an election; for like oh, maybe the next 2 major election cycles. This is the sad part, Obama and his Administration promised Americans that he would be a clean break from the policies and practices of President George W. Bush and his Administration and sadly, it turns out that Obama and his Administration are just as bad; if not even worse.   As I wrote before, it is sad ending to a Presidency that offered so much to give; but ended up delivering little or nothing at all, in the realm of change.

It is going to be a long, hot, nasty, political summer for America, Americans, Black Liberal Americans and for Washington D.C.. I just hope that cool heads prevail. But, I really do fear the worst in yet to come.

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Update #1: Franklin Graham says they were targeted. Those rat bastards have no shame at all. :mad:

 Update #2:  Obama Admin’s IRS targeted reporter who gave hard interview.

Update #3: I am just going to say this and get it off my chest:

IMPEACH THE FUCKER AND GET IT OVER WITH!

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13 thoughts on “UPDATED – It’s official: The Obama Administration is in deep trouble and I am done defending them

  1. I think Republicans are making a mountain out of a molehill with Benghazi. However, the two other issues, if true, are a real concern, and should result in dismissals and possible criminal charges. I hope the President had no hand in these things, but if he did he is in serious trouble, impeachable trouble.

    As you know, I am a liberal, but I am a principled liberal, and regardless of the party affiliation, unwarranted, illegal investigations of people must be investigated and punished.

    This whole mess sickens me.

    • I would have to respectfully disagree about the molehill that is Benghazi. In fact, it is objectively the most serious of the current allegations against this administration, since life is always more important than “privacy” or political intimidation. I think the problem with the Benghazi thing is that no one seems to be able to explain cogently why the lives were lost (and please don’t say there was not enough time to send help since they had no idea how long the fight was going to last). The cavalier attitude expressed by the administration (“what difference does it make”) when it comes to the lives of our military and government officials is alien to me and to most Americans.

      • Ronald,

        I agree with the above. However, let me say this. There are things being said about Benghazi that nothing about outright lies. Like the idea that the President gave the order to stand down. That is a load of crap, and the Republicans know it. The order came from the commanders in the field and not from the President.

        Again, it was tragic thing, but this is nothing more than a witch hunt.

        -Patrick

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  3. Ever since the death of Brian Terry at the hands of guns sent to the Mexican cartels by the Obama administration, those of us paying attention have already known this is what the Obama administration was like.

    The Obama administration threatened ATF whistleblowers and hushed up Operation Fast and Furious with help from the same press that’s now crying that they were spied on.

    http://youtu.be/zhSGpiyzV6c

    There are still lawsuits pending for documents that Eric Holder won’t release, and there was executive privilege exerted over files that are either exempt from exec. priv., or that mean Obama knew about Fast and Furious and sending guns to the cartels. Either he chose to cover for Holder in violation of exec priv rules, or he was fully aware and is simply covering his own criminal acts.

    There was no “botched sting” – agents who conducted it – like John Dodson and Pete Forcelli and Carlos Canino explained they just sent guns South and did not track them because that’s what they were ordered to do.
    http://youtu.be/vao4-YwliR8

    ATF attache in Mexico Darren Gil testified he never knew about F&F until it was already started – and when he did find out about it through backchannels – he flew to DC to confront ATF management and “retired” almost immediately afterwards.
    http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/03/cbs-drives-dagger-in-heart-of-cover-up.html

    Also, Gil outright said that it went up to the DOJ after he confronted ATF management about being kept in the dark, so the media story of how “it’s just a few field agents”, is complete bull.

    The media (with the exception of CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson and FOX) was silent or otherwise making up lies about Fast and Furious, repeating the “botched sting” lie over and over again, despite the facts of the case and the sworn testimony in front of Oversight & Reform about the case.

    The media spun the story and covered for the White House. Except FOX, who were called illegitimate; and CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson, who was yelled at and threatened by the White House.
    http://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/gunwalker-update-white-house-yelling-at-cbs-reporter-rush-on-random-act-of-journalism/

    Those of us living down here on the border have to deal with the fact that this administration actively smuggled arms to the cartels – and with the intention of repeating the “90% of Mexico’s guns come from the US” lie (debunked by Stratfor, but repeated in news by ATF SAC Phoenix Bill Newell) over and over in order to crack down on US citizen’s rights.

    Almost all of the political side of this story is wrong (wasn’t a tracking program, wasn’t “botched”, Holder knew, etc.), but the part about the massacre with guns sent south is not:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2211289/Operation-Fast-Furious-Guns-failed-gun-program-used-2010-Mexico-massacre.html

    None of the actions of the Obama administration in spying on reporters, threatening whistleblowers, or threatening anyone who opposes them is in any way a surprise.

    In fact, it’s laughable, though in a schadenfreude way. Those of us who live on the border have to deal with cartels armed by Obama so he could blame our own Second Amendment rights (there are also documented emails on ATF regulation “demand letters” about F&F, so this is verified as well), and now the rest of the country is getting a taste.

    I’m surprised that someone with “gun blogger” links would be so ignorant of Fast and Furious and the nature of this administration as to expect “so much to give” from Obama.

    Oh, and Brian Terry was a Red Wings fan. He was from Michigan, and killed by guns Obama sent south.

    • I’m surprised that someone with “gun blogger” links would be so ignorant of Fast and Furious and the nature of this administration as to expect “so much to give” from Obama.

      Your sarcasm is noted. I know damned well about “Gun walker” and “fast & ferious” I also know that the Republican Party fucking exploited that until it made them look stupid too.

      Then again, I don’t expect much from some partisan asshole, who leaves long assed comments and is totally fucking oblivious to that fact that I am not your typical Bush-loving egg-sucking neocon either.

      Anything else you’d like to say for a fucking encore, there einstein?

  4. Allow me to make this comment.

    I allowed the comment above by “Short-Timer” to stand, because I wanted people to see what happens when partisans come here.

    The Brian Terry thing was a sad thing all around. But, the Republicans exploited the situation and blew that whole thing out of proportion.

    THAT is why President Obama used executive privilege!

    To prevent a partisan witch hunt, like what is going on right now with the Libyan situation. This whole idea that Obama hates America is a meme being fed by the Republicans and the right as a whole.

    Because he is black, he is getting the Clinton treatment x 1 million. Why? Because the Republicans and Conservative are pissed that they lost.

    This deal with the DOJ and AP, and the IRS thing is bad; but here is a fun fact, LIBERAL groups were targeted too!

    Furthermore, Brian Terry worked in a high risk job, he knew the stakes. If his family was so damned worried about him dying, they should have convinced him to take a safer job. Same goes with this ambassador to Libya. If we’d kept our noses out of that situation, those four people would still be alive. But, no, we stuck our noses in it and then put 4 people in that Country, knowing damned well terrorists were still there; and they were killed.

    Wanna blame someone? Try blaming the Neocon hawks like Bill Kristol and John Podhoretz.

    and by the way, Short timer, he short timed his way to being banned. He was not interested in discussion; he was interested in being a partisan bomb thrower and reciting Republican talking points. Something I don’t allow around here, especially when they’re coupled with insults to myself.

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