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June 11, 2013

Liberals Make Excuses as Scandals Pile Up

Steve Gottlieb

The United States government is out of control. One scandal after another keeps highlighting the disdain our elected officials have for the rule of law. Our liberty is under direct assault by the current administration, and liberals make excuses instead of standing for what is right.


Let’s start at the beginning with one of the first issues to come to light and show the racist nature of the current attorney general. New Black Panther Party members engaged in voter intimidation in Philadelphia by standing in front of a polling place armed with clubs and are appropriately charged by the Justice Department. Under Attorney General Eric Holder, those charges were dropped. Under this administration it is okay to intimidate voters if your skin is a particular color. As reported by Fox News former Justice Department Attorney J. Christian Adams, who was working on the case, was ordered to drop it.


He stated in an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that "There is a pervasive hostility within the civil rights division at the Justice Department toward these sorts of cases." According to Fox News, Mr. Adams says the dismissal is a symptom of the Obama Administration's reverse racism and that the Justice Department will not pursue voting rights cases targeting white victims. Where was the liberal outrage against a decision which allows voter intimidation to go unpunished? They were strangely silent and willing to give the administration a pass.


Then there was the Fast and Furious case in which the Justice Department allowed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to illegally run guns to Mexican drug cartels. This ultimately led to the deaths of one Border Patrol agent, one Customs Enforcement Agent and according to the Daily Caller, dozens inside Mexico. Again, silence from most of the media, even as President Barack Obama claimed executive privilege to protect Eric Holder as he worked very hard to obfuscate the facts of this debacle and refused to appropriately respond to Congress. Mr. Holder was eventually held in contempt. Once again the liberal faithful closed ranks to claim this was not an issue, but a Republican political stunt.


From there, we move on to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were murdered while the President and his top advisors stood by refusing to help. Testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee revealed some help was available on the ground but were told to stand down. Not only that, but testimony also showed the administration lied in an effort to cover the fact a premeditated coordinated attack took place and instead blamed the incident on an obscure anti-Islamic video. While no one yet was brought to justice for these murders, the person responsible for the video sits in jail on probation violation charges.


Not only was help available within Libya, but military forces could be brought to bear within a few hours if ordered to do so. The battle lasted between seven to eight hours. Yet very few liberals seemed upset or even cared our country was once again attacked and Americans were murdered. See “The Tragedy Surrounding the Tragedy.” The move to cover up this travesty and failure of leadership is impressive. Republicans seeking answers are accused of politicizing the issue, and there are claims nothing could be done to prevent the attack. Maybe not, but something could have been done to try to save our brave Americans.


One liberal even tried to compare Benghazi to Little Big Horn showing a lack of any real understanding of military planning and response, not to mention the advances in communications and transportation that would allow a response to be made and assistance provided. President Obama’s political survival and re-election was more important than four American lives. Where was the liberal outrage at the real reason for the attack, the lies of the administration and their refusal to really cooperate with the ensuing investigation? As usual, nonexistent.


Don’t forget the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) singling out conservative groups for extra scrutiny. The nation is told this was the act of a few rogue agents in Cincinnati, Ohio. Liberals claimed there was nothing to the issue. America found out this was larger than anyone initially claimed and appears to have roots in Washington. Carter Hull the IRS attorney allegedly overseeing the targeting of these groups resigned and Lois Lerner, the head of that division at the time is on administrative leave after asserting her Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination. Seems to be a bit more there than liberals want us to know.


Next reporters are being targeted by the Justice department for simply doing their jobs; in particular Fox News’ James Rosen, but Associated Press reporters as well. Mr. Rosen was accused of being a criminal co-conspirator so a subpoena could be signed by a judge allowing his email to be violated. Eric Holder lied again under oath when he said he knew nothing of the issue nor would he support prosecuting reporters. He signed the subpoena request and then went shopping for a judge to sign it.


Finally, we find out the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on millions of Americans. This is not the first time and some liberals are quick to point that out in an effort to excuse it. It was wrong the first time and it is wrong now. No excuses!


The Obama Administration has no regard for the rule of law. Our liberty is being violated and liberals just sit by and make excuses. People forget IRS abuses were part of the Articles of Impeachment being prepared against President Richard Nixon. With everything going on in the administration why aren’t liberals concerned. They sure were willing to cast stones when a Republican was in office.


Our country is in trouble; our freedoms are being destroyed; our government is becoming more tyrannical; and liberals are on the wrong side of the issues – again. By the time they wake up, it may be too late.


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