A provocation to truth. Ready? http://constitutionclub.org/2013/08/14/hillary-came-to-play-the-people/
Egypt, Snowden, and a master of flux. Wanna know who that is? Click here!
Scandals my foot.
IRS, NSA, DOJ, and Benghazi are not scandals. Anthony Weiner’s sexting expedition was a scandal. A legislator playing footsie at a public restroom was a scandal. When multiple players at the highest levels of government act in concert to defy the Constitution…when they see truth as anathema to their cause…what you have is not scandal, but systemic corruption.
When our President refuses to say where he was when a consulate was attacked, or what he did to defend the installation…when our (former) Secretary of State asks what difference it makes anyway…when our Attorney General covers up government gun-smuggling, is in contempt of Congress, and then lies under oath…when our Director of National Intelligence denies the surveillance of hundreds of millions of Americans, only to have the President admit it later…when our (former) IRS commissioner obstructs justice and permits civil rights violations as a matter of course…when our Ambassador to the United Nations misrepresents matters of national security (and gets a promotion for her effort)…that is not scandal.
That is tyranny.
The issues swirling around Washington are the planned work output of lawless operators who fancy themselves above accountability. They are a self-proclaimed royal class—the monarchs of a swamp kingdom.
So where is Nancy Pelosi? Didn’t she promise to drain the swamp?
That was then. This is now. Nancy’s swamp-draining business is out of business. Has been for years. Nancy’s no dummy. She knows where her bread is buttered. Her entrepreneurial instincts and high-powered associations spared her the fate of honest swamp-drainers. Those folks are either starving or being targeted by the IRS.
Yup. Swamp-drainers are out. Backfillers and teleprompters are in. One brings in raw political sewage and stuffs it down the American throat. The other brings in the propaganda, ladles it over the sewage, and stuffs it down the American throat.
The swamp stinketh, and only we the people can drain it.
Reality with a twist of satire from yours truly—would love your feedback! http://constitutionclub.org/2013/05/29/a-fly-on-the-wall-in-the-situation-room/
No doubt you saw it coming. Or maybe you thought it never would. Washington scandals that have lived under cover of darkness (some for years) have now reached the light and, suddenly, the issues that once divided are now uniting.
Isn’t that exactly as it should be?
Not if you ask the White House, where division has become the currency of the realm. They did not see it coming. Their mixed-up, shook-up storylines make that much (and not much else) clear. With the press in their pocket, they were sure disclosures would never happen, at least not until their watch was over and the damage was complete. With all the right players covering key positions on the board, they thought their dalliances would be politically effective, which they were. They believed that the consequences already corroding the nation would never land on their doorsteps.
But they were wrong, and there is political hell to pay. The people are too smart for politicians who are too smart by half. Imagine the “defenders of the middle class” not knowing that. Imagine their hubris in assuming that Americans are stupid.
Bad call. Really bad call. The people were never stupid. Lax, maybe. In denial, at times. But not stupid. At least half the adult citizenry smelled a rat from the start. They marveled that the rest of the body politic had not caught on. They wondered when and if the dam of truth would break. Now they have their answer.
The truth is out, in spades. It began to flow when Benghazi whistleblowers blew away the storylines the press seemed willing to swallow for months. When Gregory Hicks and others testified before Congress, daylight streamed through the crack they forced in the administration’s stone wall. They exposed an administration that had long ago discarded honor for expediency. They forced the unwilling to wonder how such absurd yarn-spinning had developed in such high places, and why four dead Americans had been denied their due, in life and in death.
When Lois Lerner leaked the truth about the IRS targeting conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, and the Associated Press disclosed the seizure of phone records by the Justice Department, a chill went up the national spine and Americans—even those who have defended the President to the hilt—discovered that control, manipulation, and pathological dishonesty are the modus operandi at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They woke up to an awful truth—tyranny starts here.
As if that were not enough, the nation learned that Eric Holder criminalized journalism in the case of Fox News’ James Rosen—and lied about it. No. It wasn’t the first time the chief law enforcement officer of the nation had skirted moral and legal standards. But it was the first time the ice under him showed signs of giving way.
As well it should. The truth is out in spades, and the web of lies in which this administration cloaks itself is becoming unspun. For the sake of the nation, so be it.
It couldn’t last forever, and there is no better time for truth than now.
Kudos to Kirsten Powers—again. Please check out this succinct read, and remember that it was written by a Democrat. The truth is the truth, and she is willing to state it—again. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/21/how-hope-and-change-gave-way-to-spying-on-the-press.html
Friday’s White House press briefing sizzled for all the right reasons. Here’s my two bits, with a little context on the side: http://constitutionclub.org/2013/05/11/truth-where-is-thy-sting-oh-there-it-is/