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April 17, 2014

All Three GOP Manufactured Scandals Falling Apart


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I stated from the beginning that all of the current scandals (Benghazi, IRS, AP) afflicting the President at this time have been manufactured, manufactured through lies, deception, and misinformation by the GOP. Most importantly, the President and many Liberals have found it expedient to accept more responsibility that is not necessary in the attempt to “stop the bleeding”. This is no different than an innocent person pleading guilty in order to get a deterministic sentence instead of an unknown sentence that could be more or less than warranted.

To be sure, there are problems with this administration in many areas. Sadly, those areas like “support” for the Keystone pipeline, support for some sort of austerity however minimal, and policies in general that are not progressive enough have not been the cause of GOP ire as those are the things they actually support.

I have been waiting for a real assessment on the scandals most of last week. Lo and behold, Lawrence O’Donnell did it. The IRS scandal occurred not in this President’s administration. It occurred in 1959. As explained by O’Donnell,

The law defines such groups as “civic leagues or organizations not organized for profit but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.” Since 1959, the IRS has been reading “exclusively” as “primarily.”

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Ezra Klein did one better. In his piece “The Scandals Are Falling Apart” he goes through the autopsy of each scandal. His basic conclusion is as follows.

On Tuesday, it looked like we had three possible political scandals brewing. Two days later, with much more evidence available, it doesn’t look like any of them will pan out. There’ll be more hearings, and more bad press for the Obama administration, and more demands for documents. But — and this is a key qualification — absent more revelations, the scandals that could reach high don’t seem to include any real wrongdoing, whereas the ones that include real wrongdoing don’t reach high enough.

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America’s corporate controlled mainstream media continues to allow the GOP and the Right Wing to distract Americans. They continue to run stories that are pushed by this faction in order to have Americans dissuaded from looking at real issues that materially affect their lives. They are then able to effect their will, policies that further pilfer the middle class without any political cost.



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  1. Any chance of a repost on this one Egberto?

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