Saturday, May 18, 2013

Five previous scandals that were going to destroy President Obama.

"Really? They have ANOTHER scandal?"
Courtesy of The National Memo:  

Throughout the past week, revelations regarding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups, the Department of Justice’s decision to subpoena the phone records of over 100 Associated Press journalists, and the Republican Party’s continued obsession with a supposed cover-up in Benghazi have left President Barack Obama on the defensive. As a result, many in the media are speculating that the president has been fatally wounded politically, and Republicans are openly discussing impeachment. 

This is not the first time they have predicted Obama’s demise, however. In fact, the president’s four-plus years in office have been littered with “bombshells” that were supposed to destroy his credibility, only to land with a thud when presented to the American public.

After that the author  presents the other "career ending" scandals that were heralded by the conservatives as signaling the death knell of this Presidency.

Fast and Furious.


You Didn't Build That!

Obama's "Other Race Speech."

The Birth Certificate.

"Yeah maybe THOSE did not bring down the Muslim-in-Chief, but SURELY 'Umbrellagate' will finally drive the stake through the heart of this most corrupt Presidency in American history." Said the most ignorant closeted racists in the country.

No I don't think that these sad little conspiracy theories are going to result in impeachment or any significant damage to Obama's presidency, but they WILL continue to drive money into the campaign coffers of various Right Wing politicians so the real problem is that scandals do not have to be true, or even ultimately damaging, in order to have an impact on the politics in America.

I would only hope that for every dollar that goes into Mitch McConnell's campaign fund due to this kind of garbage, that two dollars go into the campaign fund of his opponent from people who are sick and tired of hearing about it ad nauseam.


  1. Anonymous5:09 PM

    There was also supposed to be the scandal about Michelle Obama's whitey video that never materialized and probably doesn't exist....

  2. Anonymous5:24 PM

    They are so full of shit! He is working circles around them!!! The majority love our President and the right just cannot believe he was elected for a second term.

    Get over it Teabaggers and the extreme right. You are going to lose more seats in the upcoming elections and it's going to be fun to watch.

  3. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Umbrellagate is growing.

    1. Anonymous6:45 PM

      Did you actually read the article? Umbrellagate is going the way of the rest of the non-issues..away after tomorrow's GOP hatefest on the Sunday shows. Gone. Forgotten.

    2. Anonymous8:25 AM

      And, the idiot Sarah Palin is going with it!!! She is such a fraud! How was your umbrella, sister Sarah? Proof is being shhown nationwide that they have been held for her too - years ago - would not happen today for her unless it was by the purse carrier and pimp, husband Todd.

  4. Anonymous6:36 PM

    I can't seem to wrap my head around this push to impeach President Obama. He is in his second term of office. There can not be a third. So where's the threat?

    I see on Facebook all the time the comments referring to 'stopping Obama' as if he could run for president again. It makes no sense to me.


    1. Don't ever try and make sense of the racist hatred of President Obama - the onion has nothing on the wingnuts

  5. Sharon8:00 PM

    Michael Moore said it best on Bill Mahr Fri nite....he is very optimistic due to this hatred crowd just dying out. Each election there are more and more young people, hispanics, blacks....more people coming out to vote. The next generation doesnt HATE HATE HATE, they are for equality in marriage, the work place, pot and immigration. They want science, gun control, care about the environment, and believe in education. Last week was such a joke I couldn't watch TV...the tax exempt thing is such a joke, everyone knows they are totally political and able to hide every donor thru this 504. After the CIA leak...congress was screaming to find out where it came from, how did they think that was gonna happen? Fairy dust? Benghazi is the dead horse they won't let die...why in the hell don't the Dems stand up and ask where all the outrage was under Bush??? They should be reminding people constantly how it was when he was in charge....selective memory. I swear I want to smack Bohner right in the orange face...go to jail? How about impeaching the entire Rep Congress for treason?

    1. Anonymous8:54 PM

      Bravo Sharon! I feel the same way you do!

    2. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Me too! Treason to the Republicans in Congress. They are a horrid embarrassment to the nation! Thank God we have President Obama leading our country. Love his calm and coolness!

  6. Anonymous8:09 PM

    Where was the uproar from the right wing when Bush invaded Iraq and lied about weapons of mass destruction? Where was the uproar from the right wing when 9/11 happened and nothing was done when there was a warning of a terrorist plot?

    The republicans literally make me sick!

    1. Anita Winecooler9:14 PM

      Great Comment.

      Where was the outrage over Matt Tilman's death cover up? The female souldier (who's name escapes me at the moment) whom Bush made a heroic story of valor after she was captured? She "refudiated" his story outright... and Cindy Sheehan's quest to speak to GWBush to talk about the death of her soldier son?

      He hid in the bushes, dodged and ducked to avoid her. Where was the rwnj outrage?

  7. emrysa8:41 PM

    tee hee, gryphen! they keep hammering on the black man, and the black man keeps kicking their ass, because every case they present is completely worthless. go obama!

  8. Anonymous5:12 AM

    Just imagine if President Obama started a war in the Middle East where many people and soldiers on both sides died over false reasons like WMD?

    Do you think think the Republican Party would remain silent?

  9. Anonymous8:02 AM

    I think there are certain Republicans that should be tried for treason - to include McConnell and Boehner. Both have done nothing but hurt America and obstruct our President. I suspect they are also racists and cannot believe that President Obama was elected again. Thank God he was!!!!

  10. Anonymous8:41 AM

    President Obama just keeps working circles around them in his words and deeds. He ALWAYS remains upbeat and positive. The Republicans DO NOT and they will lose more seats in the upcoming elections.

    As Michael Moore said the other night on Bill Maher's show - the Republicans are dying off - the young people coming up don't begin to think the way the old guys in the 'red' party do. They are not racists to begin with.

    The white race will become the minority and that is another thing that is driving the 'red' party nuts!


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