“Phony scandals?” Really, sir??
In his hour-long speech laden with barely disguised Marxist tropes Wednesday in Illinois, President Obama had this to say:
But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop. (Applause.) This needs to stop.
That’s just rich. Let’s forget the billions wasted on “Green jobs,” such as the Solyndra fiasco (and so many others). Let’s forget the firing of inconvenient inspectors general. Let’s forget the targeting and harassment of groups and individuals based on their political beliefs by the IRS. Let’s forget your administration’s disdain for Constitutional boundaries and the rule of law.
Let’s forget all that, Barack.
But let me ask you this:
Four men died in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012, because of the stupid, incompetent policies of your administration and your Secretary of State, and you and your “team” lied like dogs about it to the American people. You trampled the first amendment and turned some nobody minor crook into a scapegoat so you could appease the Muslim world and blame anyone but yourself.
Four Americans died:
That’s a “phony scandal?”
And what about the 300 or more Mexicans and two federal agents killed by weapons illegally supplied by your Department of Justice to Mexican drug cartels in Operation Fast and Furious?
Was Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry “phony?
Was ICE agent Jaime Zapata “phony?”
Were these teens killed in Juarez by Fast and Furious bullets “phony?”
The only “phony” here, Mr. President, is you.
via Doug Powers
RELATED: Jonah Goldberg touches on the same theme of Obama avoiding blame, but, as always, does it much better than I — “Cynic in Chief.”
UPDATE: Townhall’s Katie Pavlich makes a perceptive observation:
You know how you can tell Obama was directly involved with IRS targeting? He went from saying it was “inexcusable” to saying it is “phony”
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 27, 2013
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)