Friday, May 24, 2013

Scandals, Treason, Impeachment (Resignation) - Oh My!

I just re-read my opinion piece, IRS....RIP and I have to add a bit more to it. I wrote the op/ed as a letter to the Conway Daily Sun editor. (published 5/24/2013). I was limited by set number of words. There is much more to be said...

Pat Buchanan, in his recent commentary, The Spectator President, said, ''For it is difficult to believe the IRS could conduct a full-court press on Obama’s opponents, that IRS higher-ups knew about it, years ago, and that Treasury knew about it before the election – but the White House was kept in the dark about a scandal that could have derailed the Obama campaign.'' Pat is correct of course. A little slight of hand by the President kept him in office for another destructive four years.

Hiding a scandal, obfuscating the criminal act of violating constitutional rights - unequal application of the law - it goes on and on. From Benghazi to FoxNews, James Rosen to the Associated Press. Does the cover-up amount to treason? Time will tell, the investigation(s) are just starting.

All three scandals, at the very least, reveal a president who is not engaged in the running of the executive branch. A kind nickname would be, '' The Aloof President''.  When the IRS scandal broke wide open, the White House spin went into high gear. But forgetting history, like Nixon, Obama distanced himself, saying, “I certainly did not know” and calling the IRS an 'independent' agency. And that just may be the keystone of his undoing. It all comes down to lack of accountability. The culture that has permeated the Obama regime must not be allowed to continue. It’s up to the people, through their representatives, to fix it.

Early in the 'scandal trilogy' some were bandying about the 'I' word - impeachment. I did not, but now I see impeachment as a very real possibility. We have impeached a total of two presidents in the history of our republic; Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon would have been had he not resigned - convicted too. One thing that is very clear, is that given the massive abuse of power by President Obama and his subordinates, impeachment is in the cards.

If the president is as unaware (clueless) as he claims to be, saying that he knew nothing of any of these events until they were made public, then he is confessing the fact that he is completely incompetent and therefor derelict in his duties as President of the United States. 
By his own admission, he didn't know what was happening in Benghazi, unaware that the IRS was targeting political enemies, or what was going on in the Justice Department.  If this is true, then he should resign immediately.

 But who is kidding who? He had to know. Treason? I will leave that determination to history.

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