|"Really? They have ANOTHER scandal?"|
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!
Other Race Speech."
The Birth Certificate.
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.