Is 'Obamian' now a word?

President's unfolding scandals could overshadow Watergate

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Comparisons have been made recently between the lying, paranoia, arrogance and vindictiveness of the Nixon and Obama presidencies. But there may be no comparison.

Nixon may have just been outdone.

Certainly Nixon unashamedly rolled over people and the Constitution to cover up a third-rate burglary, and got caught.

But the cumulative effect of the Obama administration scandals – Benghazi, the IRS targeting of conservatives, the Justice Department’s secret seizure of Associated Press phone records, and let’s not forget the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal – may add up to much more than even Watergate.

In two of the four Obama administration scandals – Benghazi and Fast and Furious – people have died.

In the two longest-known scandals – Fast and Furious and Benghazi – there has also been stonewalling and obstruction by this administration. The attorney general was even held in contempt of Congress for the administration’s failure to come clean on its allowing illegal high-powered weapons to “walk” into Mexico and into the hands of ruthless drug cartels.

In two of the scandals – Fast and Furious and Benghazi – we still have victims’ families searching for answers as to how and why their loved ones died.

In the Benghazi scandal, high-placed Obama administration officials looked into the eyes of grieving relatives and told them an Internet video was to blame – which they knew to be a lie.

The AP scandal alone was termed a “nuclear event” by Watergate legend Carl Bernstein – who has been conspicuously and bizarrely slow to believe any allegations of impropriety coming from this White House.

“This is outrageous,” Bernstein said in a television interview this week. “It is totally inexcusable. This administration has been terrible on this subject from the beginning.

“The object of (obtaining phone records) is to intimidate people who talk to reporters. This was an accident waiting to become a nuclear event, and now it’s happened.”

Nor would it be out of character. This administration – legendary for its delicate rhetoric with regard to terrorists – has been simply iron-fisted with whistleblowers. Several Benghazi whistleblowers have said they have either feared, been threatened with or actually hit with retaliation for telling what they know. And a report says “six current and former government officials have been indicted in leak-related cases, twice the number brought under all previous administrations combined.”

The secret seizure of Associated Press phone records may be the most frightening of all the Obama scandals. It’s a transparent attempt to punish truth-tellers and to intimidate reporters and their sources into silence.

It’s alarming that the government would have the gall to seize any private phone records without notice or a specific warrant. To do so at a news-gathering agency is a manifest attempt to chill freedom of speech and the free flow of information that is vital to a self-governed people.

The authority of the people and the press to operate without undue government interference, and to be secure in our papers, homes and effects, was supposed to be established in our Bill of Rights.

Yet, as most of us know, because of the raw and often unchecked power of government, those rights can be as easily cut through as cellophane. The dance between the press and the government is a delicate one; it requires a respect on the part of government for our basic freedoms and the crucial role the press plays in securing them.

God help us if that vital balance has been forever altered. If this unmitigated assault on freedom is left unchanged, then the altering has begun.

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/17/13 - 08:14 am
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"The history is on the net;
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"The history is on the net; if you have the initiative to find it."

Don't you just love when you ask a liberal to prove the claim that THEY MADE, and they tell you to do it for them?

dahreese
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dahreese 05/17/13 - 09:04 am
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"If you are going to maintain
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"If you are going to maintain Obama inherited this, why not hold him to his promises. It seems to me he has continued objectionable policies at an even higher level."

Can you point to a single post of yours where you objected to the Bush holdovers and the Bush policies being continued in the Obama administration?

Do you deny that McConnell said explicitly that Republicans intended to make certain that Obama would be a one-term president and they worked from day one toward that goal?

As to the "left wing" websites, you don't know if they're left wing or not. You haven't read them.

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Humble Angela 05/17/13 - 09:16 am
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Once again...dahreese tries
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Once again...dahreese tries to justify something by pointing to someone else. And accusing people of not reading things, when he/she has NO IDEA if that is true or not. But since when has truth mattered?

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Humble Angela 05/17/13 - 09:17 am
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"Do you deny that McConnell
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"Do you deny that McConnell said explicitly that Republicans intended to make certain that Obama would be a one-term president and they worked from day one toward that goal?"

Of course he did. Why would he want the opposing party to be a two termer? That would be simply stupid.

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Humble Angela 05/17/13 - 09:32 am
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Validated once again that
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Validated once again that Obama cares not about the Constitution.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/16/senate-committee-approves-3-j...

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myfather15 05/17/13 - 09:47 am
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@dahreese

Actually, I read them; contrary to what you might think. I ALSO looked up wired.com and yes, it's a left leaning website; founded by Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe; considered "radical anarchists". They've claimed many times the desire for a radical and complete redistribution of property and wealth.

The website and magazine are now owend by Conde` Nast publications, a very liberal company that started in 1909; with a history of publishing articles in favor of liberal philosophy.

Is that enough for you; or do you require more?

myfather15
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myfather15 05/17/13 - 09:57 am
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Again; in fairness, I can't

Again; in fairness, I can't disagree with you on this partisan politics. I don't like when a republican says something like Mitch McConnell said. It just reaffirms my belief that BOTH parties care more about their PARTY, than truly what is best for America.

Now, I haven't actually SEEN President Obama do anything that will honestly HELP America. Having said that; I believe if he did come with an honest policy that would benefit American's; I believe republicans would stand against it for no other reason than "We can let a democrat do something good; it might effect the next election".

THIS, is the type of politics I'm competely sick of. BUT, if you think republicans are the only ones doing this, you're insane. This happened all through the Bush years as well. They fought him tooth and nail on everything he tried to do; even if it made perfect sense and would help people. Each party doesn't want the other to do ANYTHING that will make the PEOPLE believe they've done something good. It happens from in ALL politics, from the small town to the largest form of government. MEN (meanng mankind) are corrupt and the people running government are the worst of the worst (in my opinion). There are VERY few good politicians left.

This is why I repeat so many times; WE NEED OUR SAVIOR. If we leave our future to mankind, we are doomed.

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Darby 05/17/13 - 11:53 am
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To return to the oringinal question....

"Is 'Obamian' now a word?"

Maybe, but I see 'Obamian' as more of an enduring plague on the nation than simply a word.

But like the locusts, it will eventually leave us.

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faithson 05/17/13 - 12:21 pm
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the next plague

and the next plague will be called, Hillaryian... interesting how so many with such vicious sentiments don't understand WHY they and their ilk are being marginalized by the American public... last election case in point. Using demeaning infurance to make a point only diminishes the POV of the blogger, so putting down a segment of the voting public to bulster ones claims of superiority only shows the weakness of their argument.

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Humble Angela 05/17/13 - 01:47 pm
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"Using demeaning infurance
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"Using demeaning infurance [sic]to make a point only diminishes the POV of the blogger, so putting down a segment of the voting public to bulster [sic] ones [sic] claims of superiority only shows the weakness of their argument."

"the blaze...
now there is a real news outlet you can depend on 'telling you exactly what you want to hear'... love that kind of information, stroke the ole ego. Real News, the kind YOU WANT TO HEAR......."

No way were these two statements made by the same person.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/17/13 - 03:20 pm
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@HA

Oooh yes; they can come from the same person and frequently do. The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. They can be snide, belittling, demeaning and just plain disgusting towards Christians and their deep faith. BUT, let us state our disagreement with leftist policy OR want a liberal held accountable for their actions; and we are haters.

I also see faithson choose to ignore (again) my last post about wired.com; as liberals usually do when hit with strong truth. They simply can't stand being proven wrong, which they are frequently; if not all the time.

I'm beginning to believe liberals are taught from birth how to confuse people by twisting and distorting the truth. This is what makes them so angry; is they can't convince people like US, with their progaganda; so they have to demean us as haters and marginalize us. This is usually why they go after the youth of this Country, because the youth are the most vulnerable minds. They can indoctrinate them at a young age, with their lying progaganda.

This is exactly why Al Gore told a group of students "There are things about this world that YOU know, that your parents and grandparents just don't know."

What would that be Mr. Gore? What happened to the wisdom of the elders? No, No; in todays world of technological advances, evolution, abortion, gay marriage rights, sexual rediscoverence and educatioin, drug experimentation, do whatever you want without consequence, etc. I suppose Mr. Gore has a point; the elders of this Country grew up in a time of personal accountability and responsibility. They grew up with clear morals and ethics. In today's world, all of those lines are blurred. So yes, our parents and grandparents don't know as much about THIS world as the youth and liberals.

myfather15
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myfather15 05/17/13 - 03:27 pm
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faithson

Exactly WHO have we been "putting down"? Please give specific examples. We've demeaned NOONE, only asked that people stop worshipping this MAN and start ACTUALLY holding him accountable for the terrible actions of HIS administration. Some of this is literally CRIMINAL and he still didn't fire the guy, only ASKED him to resign; which he did. It that really holding someone accountable? What about Benghazi? Who has been held accountable for this? A mistake somewhere along the lines WAS MADE; so who is responsible? They've had 8 months to investigate and all they do is stonewall the citizens.

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faithson 05/17/13 - 06:03 pm
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really

some on these boards will have a discussion, others are here to hear themselves talk, looking for others in the tribe who see it just like the do. I enjoy a brisk exchange of ideas, not listening to the doctrinal line of the fringe right, plenty of websites for that. If not responding to simplistic platitudes gives you heartburn, so be it. As I remember the Gospels, it was accepted that the new message being given would fall on many deft ears and much persecussion would prevail in the lives of those who had the faith to believe... not in creeds and doctrines of man, but in the teachings and example our Lord gave us. I see so many caught up in their 'own' stuff, never realizing that it is all about 'service to others' and the grace inherint therein.

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