November 2013: Obama Scandal Handbook updates
HOUSTON, November 21, 2013—In May of 2013, an Obama scandals “user handbook” was created to track the various corruption scandals engulfing the administration.
As new scandals developed and new information came to light, the user handbook was updated only one month later.
Six months after the original handbook, it is necessary to offer yet another updated Obama scandals user handbook.
Liberals dismiss various investigations into the growing number of misdeeds scandals as “witch hunts” of “phony scandals” motivated by everything from partisanship to racism.
In the real world, the problem is not the bringing to light of misdeeds. It is the misdeeds themselves. Liberals attack Fox News for being the only network pursuing the scandals. If the other networks would do their jobs and stop shilling for the Obama administration, Fox News would not be standing alone. Only a perverse sense of responsibility would blame one network for refusing to be lazy and willfully neglectful.
To avoid reiteration, referring to the original handbook and the first update can get people caught up to date. This updated handbook is devoted solely to new scandals and new information on the older ones.
The Census Bureau has been accused in recent days of manipulating jobs numbers in the months before the 2012 elections to make them more favorable to the Obama administration. The October 2012 numbers are now being questioned as fraudulent. The Census Bureau has commissioned a public Inspector General investigation.
The Affordable Care Act seems to be the source of a new scandal every week. The website rollout was a debacle. A main contractor was a college friend of Michelle Obama, as cronyism replaced quality. The Obama administration was warned in March that the website would not be ready by October 1st, but they pushed ahead anyway. They knew that the site was vulnerable to security and privacy violations, but persisted. The website has been hacked several times since it went live.
The website is the tip of the iceberg. President Obama has been caught lying about key aspects of the Obamacare law itself. Claims that “if you like your doctor or health plan, you can keep your doctor or health plan” have been proven false. On November 14th, Obama insisted the only people affected were the “five percent” in the individual insurance market. Days later evidence surfaced that the Justice Department was targeting group insurance policies as well.
Obama has violated the Constitution by unilaterally suspending certain aspects of the law such as the employer mandate but not the individual mandate. Now he is trying to give tax breaks to unions and other ideological allies without congressional approval.
Benghazi New developments are coming to light. Whistleblowers are being demoted and survivors of the 9/11/12 attack on the Libyan Consulate are being hidden from the media. Eyewitnesses are slowly revealing that they saw a professional attack, not a spontaneous uprising as Obama and his cabinet claimed. While Obama has never confirmed his own whereabouts that night, one staffer claimed he was playing cards with Obama at the time.
IRS—Lois Lerner was forced into retirement, but she still has her full government pension. Nobody has been held accountable for targeting half the country for disagreeing with Obama personally.
Fast and Furious—The only development in this otherwise dormant scandal has Attorney General Eric Holder appealing his contempt of Congress citation.
EPA—From Solyndra and other fraudulent green investments to former EPA Director Lisa Jackson’s secret email account, this scandal has stalled.
NSA—England and Germany are now mad that we spied on them. This may be the least serious scandal, especially these developments. Every nation spies on every other nation and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at least manages to hide his ethical breaches under extreme competence with carrying his spying out.
The last remaining scandal remains the entire Obama record and the liberal media’s refusal to cover it honestly.