So, what is your “favorite” Barack Obama scandal? Don’t restrict yourself to just the latest Obama scandals. We still harken to Exelon and Obama days in Illinois and there’s always Antoin “Tony” Rezko. Go ahead. Pick a favorite. Don’t worry, you have time to decide as the Barack Obama scandals are not going away anytime soon.
The Barack Obama scandals had been scheduled by Big Media to expire this week, but alas alack, the death announcements were premature. If anything here we are at the end of May day and we feel we are on the off season train to Palm Beach with the Ale and Quail Club.
The Obama scandals were supposed to end this past week but instead at the very end of Friday we receive news guaranteed to breathe continued life into the Obama scandals for next week:
“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) declined Friday afternoon to meet a Senate Finance Committee deadline for answering detailed questions about the origins of the IRS scandal. The questions had been submitted jointly nearly two weeks ago by Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT). [snip]
Baucus and Hatch wanted to know who at the IRS made the decision to target conservative organizations, as well as who was aware of the conduct, and what specific actions they took to address it once they found it. They demanded that the IRS respond to each of the forty-one questions asked “no later than May 31, 2013.”
Does anyone think this is going to shut down the Barack Obama IRS scandal? At the end of next week, June 7, Benghazi answers are due from the State Department in response to a subpoena. Will the stonewall continue? The stonewall will only keep the story boiling hot.
Most likely the stonewall is better than telling the truth because today we read from
McClatchy: IRS targeting of conservatives may go beyond tax-exempt applications. Say what? The IRS story is only going to get worse? Oh my:
“While the developing scandal over the targeting of conservatives by the tax agency has largely focused to date on its scrutiny of groups with words such as “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, these examples suggest the government was looking at a broader array of conservative groups and perhaps individuals. Their collective experiences at a minimum could spread skepticism about the fairness of a powerful agency that should be above reproach and at worst could point to a secret political vendetta within the government against conservatives.
The emerging stories from real people raise questions about whether the IRS scrutiny extended beyond applicants for tax-exempt status and whether individuals who donated to these tax-exempt organizations or to conservative causes also were targeted.
Former IRS leaders have apologized for inappropriate scrutiny of conservative organizations. They haven’t to date, however, divulged who developed the criteria, how they were developed or when and how they extended to groups associated with conservative causes that didn’t have “tea party,” “patriot” or similar catchwords in their names.
Widening congressional investigations and federal lawsuits are likely to reveal more about the scope and intent of the inappropriate treatment of conservative groups by the IRS. The House Ways and Means Committee plans a hearing Tuesday to allow victims to testify for the first time. In earlier hearings, one IRS official pleaded the Fifth to avoid answering questions.”
The stonewall won’t work. Maybe charm will work? This week corrupt Eric Holder gave whorehouse massages to Big Media and promised never to screw them again, promise. It was all a misunderstanding darlin’ I’ll never do that to you again. I’ll never beat you ever ever again. I was just angry and lost my temper and you know you deserved it anyway, right? Kiss me honey. Show me you love me even when I punch you in the face and brutally screw you.
Maybe the ‘I hit you but you deserved it but I’ll change, I promise’ will work. Maybe the hope to change won’t be enough:
“The first is that—unlike the IRS and Benghazi scandals—the facts of the DOJ’s press intrusions are clear and uncontested. We know Justice has seized records of reporters, that Attorney General Eric Holder himself signed onto a warrant that suggested a journalist was a “co-conspirator” in a national-security leak. We also know that government has violated its own guidelines on probing journalists.
So this is a scandal that can’t be ignored or dismissed as a Republican witch hunt. Moreover, it is a scandal that has, for once, outraged two groups that Mr. Obama deeply depends on for his political success: the press and liberal activists. [snip]
The White House’s evasiveness on the press scandal has suddenly got the press corps wondering what else this administration isn’t being straight on.
It has even led to the extraordinary sight of major media outlets this week banding together to boycott meetings planned by Eric Holder to discuss Justice’s press investigations. The organizations balked because the meetings would be off the record. Since the press is not known for resisting the spin of anonymous Obama officials, this reaction is progress.
Will it last?
Not it won’t last. The “probing” will continue and the press will adopt to the “probing”. Street whores are used to getting into novel and awkward positions when they are getting probed. No, it won’t last. But this does provide a chalk outline of the overall Obama strategy on the Obama scandals. Priority #1 is to get the press back on it’s side of the bed and into position for further probing:
“That’s why, of all the scandals, the White House is pouring the most effort into damage control on Justice.”
That’s the ticket. Get Big Media to accept the new positions on their side of the bed, give Big Media a ten cent tip post most excellent probing and that will get them to not cover the IRS and Benghazi scandals – nor the many others.
Will it work? “The particular significance of Justice’s press scandal is that it has deprived Mr. Obama of support at a time when he is vulnerable on so much else.”
If Big Media decides it wants more than a ten cent tip and a slap across the ass and face after they have been probed then hilarity ensues. Next week, the Obama scandals continue. Next up for the spotlight: Benghazi.