District of Corruption
As I started in on my new hobby this morning, (Dissecting the President’s Latest Scandals)…. I paused to reflect how odd it is that the President is allowing his Attorney General, Eric Holder, to dangle in the breeze for so long.
Is it that he just doesn’t believe the rock is not squeezing against the hard place, and that there’s still wiggle room? Does he think that the issues of the AP bugging, FOX NEWS’ James Rosen persecution, and/or possible criminal implications of lying and/or misleading Congress will be sloughed off like Fast & Furious by a disinterested and heretofore sycophantic press….And that the mainstream press (or as I like to call them, the President’s Ministry of Misinformation, Convolutions and Cover-Fire) will once again cut him a pass, and the entire episode will die on the vine of inattention and short memory? Or…. is it a simple case of incompetent mis-management of one’s own incompetence that keeps the President so disengaged, so out of the loop, so disconnected with anything his own administration is doing, (supposedly in his own best interest), that provides such a layered cushion of plausible deniability — that he is having an out-of-body, out-of-loop experience?
Could it be that he so despises any opposition to his narcissistic vision of socialist utopia to the point that he would rather immolate an entire nation rather than face the logical possibility that yes, indeed, everything he knows to be true is in fact a total, illusory lie… and that in the end, he is simply just another elitist, arrogant, conniving, ruthless, power-drunk despot.
After all… Obama could have just fired Holder and been done with it. Ahh… but then there would have to be a further inquiry. An investigation. And questions… Did the corruption go higher? Was Holder acting as a lone agent, a maverick..? Or was he, is he carrying out the express orders of his boss? Schulman visited the White House at least 157 times. What, they can’t talk on the phone, they can’t email -?? Ohhhhhh….. yeah…. Now I get it. Face to face…vis a vis… no records of the conversations, no electronic paper-trail. They talked about Easter-egg hunts and golf scores, no doubt.
And here’s where it gets tricky… and why so many people from the opposite political side are starting to turn on the President. They’re not stupid… and they don’t like being insulted any more than I do.
For Mr. Obama to leave the nagging questions dangling… Who knew what when? Who ordered the IRS to target conservatives? Who denied the requests for ample security in Benghazi for our Ambassador and why? Also, who ordered our troops to ‘stand-down’ during the terrorist attacks, leaving four courageous Americans to die?
Then, Eric Holder, America’s top-cop, under fire from all thinking individuals, in order to deflect criticism (or indictment) has called an “off-the-record” meeting of the press…to answer questions. Off-the-record…as in, I will charm you and cajole you, but I certainly can’t be held responsible or legally liable for the cover-up, obfuscations, deflections and outright lies that I’m about to tell you.
They pulled this one out, thinking that all but FOX NEWS would accept. Circle the memes and make a stand and retake the narrative. This is the Administration’s way of isolating FOX NEWS… so that they can return to the safe harbor of ‘Please-See-It-My-Way’ manipulation. Come on, now…we’re all bright and brilliant Democrats here… nothing to see, let’s move on dot org. The problem with the country is FOX NEWS. The persistence of FOX NEWS and their pestering questions to get at the truth is very troubling, and these racist-homophobic-hate-mongers must be put in their place…and prosecuted…and marginalized…and vilified…and discounted. Just like I taught you. Hope and Change – Chicago style.
I actually think the President is content to have Holder’s butt hanging in the wind. It means nobody’s coming for him.
My thoughts about the day’s current events…as I handicap Le Scandale du Jour….is to surmise that, for Mr. Obama to allow the ‘we’re-not-evil-we’re idiots’ narrative to be floated; that it’s incompetence, inattentiveness and simple forgetfulness at the bottom of this –must mean there is so much bad, nasty, deceitful, evil stuff underneath the surface… as to be unimaginable. If Truth is a heat-seeking missile approaching at relentless speed, then Gen. Petraeus, Steve Miller, Lois Lerner, Eric Holder… and maybe eventually Hillary Clinton… are the chaff released to divert the homing missile. It remains to be seen whether or not the short attention span of the pop-culture-gorged American public will stay for the end of the movie. And whether or not the President will run out of chaff before the Truth-seekers run out of missiles.
My guess is that by the end of a very long, hot, revelation-laden summer…even the White House interns are going to be finding a sudden, pressing need to spend more time with their families.
– G. Graham