Viewpoint: Obama scandals no different than predecessor
So, Mr. Gullan “… will not defend or accuse anyone”, but then proceeds to defend Gov. Christie and accuse President Obama listing the same time-worn “scandals” repeated ad nauseum by the right wing.
Granted, President Obama has run into his share of controversies, but to elevate every miss-step or instance of bad judgment to the level of a scandal is ridiculous. A genuine scandal takes place when there is a great loss of life, national treasure and/or a deliberate cover-up of a crime.
Reflect on Bush’s administration which seemed to breed those types of scandals faster than rabbits reproduce and contrast Obama’s so-called scandals which are nothing more than ideologue invented controversies and conspiracy theories that reminds one of kids throwing wet toilet paper on bathroom walls hoping that it will stick.
Fast and Furious-a tactic of the Arizona ATF, begun in 2006 under President Bush and continued under Obama. After 1½ years of multiple GOP Congressional and Senate investigations no indictments, no trials and no convictions.
IRS targeting of conservatives-Again after numerous GOP hearings, it was found that the IRS was trying to stop abuse of 501(c) (4) tax exempt status and donor anonymity, and it was established that the problem was mismanagement not intentional misconduct by agency officials in the Obama administration. Steven Miller, the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service was fired.
Intimidating journalists-Compare to Bush who turned press conferences into parodies by seating friendly fake journalist Jeff Gannon amid reporters and then steering questions to him when tough issues arose. Or their refusal to answer tough questioners from veteran journalists, effectively silencing any reporters who might challenge Bush or his aides.
Obamacare lies-Hopefully those lies won’t get us into another foreign war.
The Obamacare roll-out-Yes, there were definitely problems, but things went wrong when the Medicare prescription D plan was rolled out. And the parallels between the prescription program’s introduction and the Obamacare are strikingly similar. However, Medicare Part D is now widely popular.
GSA partying on taxpayer money-And the chief of the General Services Administration resigned, two of her top deputies were fired and four managers were placed on leave.
Solyndra-lost a $535 million government loan; Spoils of the Bush war-40 pallets of shrink-wrapped $100 bills, weighing 30 tons, worth upwards of $9 billion unaccounted for.
And the dozens of other scandals-Is this something thrown in for effect? Outside of the above pseudo-scandals now derisively christened “Scandalabra” what are the “other” scandals?
John Kocovsky, Hazelhurst