Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A prime example of this would be the impeachment proceedings of former President William Jefferson Clinton over his lying to Congress about sexual relations he was accused of having with a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.
The country became fixated on that scandal and the Republicans fell for it hook, line and sinker.
If you think back, Ken Starr was getting close to the Clinton’s in his investigation of the many scandalous acts of the Clinton’s when suddenly, news broke of he was receiving oral sex from a young intern and a dress had his semen on it. The country’s attention became fixated on that allegations while Republicans in the House launched impeachment proceedings over his lie of “Now, I have to go back to work on my State of the Union speech. And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you!”
It was also about this time we saw Hillary Clinton blasting Republicans over a so-called “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” to support her husband.
In the meantime, Republicans were scoffed at as being prudes, infatuated with sex, being uptight and not “with it” today and more.
Clinton finished his term and went on to be hailed a hero, well liked while the media continued with despising Republicans.
Gone from public view were the many serious scandals Special Prosecutor Ken Starr was investigating and eventually won convictions of lesser known individuals involved, while the Clinton’s skated, even though it is now alleged they were very close to also being indicted before the country’s attention was diverted to the sexual affair.
By now you are probably wondering just what relevance does this trip down memory lane have to today, considering old B.J. Clinton is long out of office and the impeachment is a mark in our history? But it is relevant as by all outward appearance, the Democrats are engaging in yet another “circle the wagons” around an equally inept and corrupt President, Barack Obama.
Since first announcing his intent to run for President, mid-way through his first term as a U.S. Senator, Barack Obama has been surrounded by rumors and allegations of scandalous past conduct, ignored by all lamestream media as they flew to Wasilla, Alaska to dig up any and all dirt they could on Sarah Palin, then Vice Presidential candidate for the Republicans.
But some they have not been able to ignore and news grew, even though the lamestream media attempted to ignore them or marginalize them. Fast & Furious, the gun running scandal that sent thousands of illegal weapons into the hands of Mexican Drug Lords without the knowledge or cooperation of the Mexican Government, the Economy, Bail Outs to ‘Green’ companies that filed bankruptcy, Obamacare, Gun Grabbing, Ammo stockpiling, Non-enforcement of Immigration Laws, Assassinations, Drones over America, Turning a blind eye to a terrorist attack at Ft. Hood, ties to the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and more.
But none rise to the level of what occurred at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the subsequent cover-up attempt by the Obama Administration as whistleblowers line up to reveal what really happened and how it was allowed to happen, with allegation of the direct involvement of Barack Obama.
As even some in the lamestream media have taken notice and actually reported on it, lo and behold, all of a sudden we begin hearing about the IRS targeting and auditing conservative Tea Party groups during last year’s campaign and even tapping phones of the Associated Press.
While scandalous itself, such wrongful actions do not rise to the level of what is coming out about the Benghazi Terrorist attack and subsequent attempts to cover it up, also involving former First Lady and then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, expected to be the Democrat candidate for President in 2016, if Obama actually leaves the White House.
But, if you take notice, the lamestream media and many conservative outlets are beginning to focus in on the IRS Audits as the effort switches to color Benghazi as merely ‘political circus.’
Let’s face it, whatever comes out on the IRS Audits will be laid in the lap of the IRS, Obama mouthpiece Jay Carney already reminding the nation that the head of the IRS at the time was actually a George W. Bush appointee.
Even if tied to Obama it would amount to little more than a “sorry ‘bout that” as even Obama expresses questionable outrage over the targeting along with his doubtful vow “to hold the Internal Revenue Service accountable if reports of political targeting turn out to be true.”
In my view, while this too should be investigated, we cannot lose sight of the main scandal of the ineptness and potential treason of the Obama Administration over what happened in Benghazi, Libya last September 11.
It just seems too convenient that the long suspected targeting of conservative groups last year suddenly turns out to be leaked and made public, as the Benghazi Scandal continues to grow.
We must remain steadfast and focused in demanding the truth of Benghazi and not let ourselves become distracted again by a much lesser scandal that will never touch an inept, corrupt President.
Don’t let the Democrats create another distraction to circle the wagons where we need and deserve answers.
Posted by Lew Waters at 11:54 AM