Ben Shapiro

This week saw the utter implosion of the Obama second term. First, a hearing for whistleblowers over the Benghazi terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2012, revealed that the White House had failed in their duty to provide security to Americans on the ground in Libya. Then, ABC News reported that the Obama administration had manipulated talking points to minimize the organized nature of the terror attacks. The Obama administration's response: "sideshow!"

Next, the Internal Revenue Service acknowledged that during the 2012 election cycle, it gave heightened scrutiny to non-profit applicants who happened to have the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their titles. The media quickly reported that the discrimination went deeper than that: Any group that wanted smaller government, pushed Constitutional education or even wanted to improve quality-of-life found itself under the IRS microscope. Then, it turned out that the IRS hadn't merely been targeting conservative groups -- it had been targeting Jewish groups that didn't meet the Obama administration's foreign policy criteria of being ambivalent about the state of Israel. The Obama administration's response: "low-level staffers!"

Finally, the DOJ admitted that for two months, it had been secretly grabbing telephone records for reporters and editors at the Associated Press. The head of the Associated Press called the action "a massive and unprecedented intrusion." The Obama administration's response: "shocking!"

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has now morphed into Sgt. Schultz from "Hogan's Heroes": "I know nothing! I hear nothing! I see nothing!" As David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner aptly tweeted, "Once again, Seal Team 6 is the only agency Obama actually runs."

This is the legacy of the Obama administration: blaming everyone else. It began with Bush. Then it became Congressional Republicans. Now it's everybody within the Obama administration with the sole exception of the President. Michelle Obama is only moments away from being thrown under the bus should anything happen inside her "Let's Move" program.

To call this unpresidential would be the understatement of the year. It is cowardly. Obama has spent his entire career leading from behind then jumping forward to take credit when things go right. He drafted off the Bush administration's anti-terror policies to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, then he ran his re-election campaign on that kill as his entire foreign policy. He tried to crush small business then claimed credit for the jobs they created in spite of his policies.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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