The wheels are coming off the bulldozer that is the Obama administration. But that's not a particularly new development. What's new is that some Democrats and liberal media figures are beginning to speak out.
These groups previously have unquestioningly supported Obama. They've gone to astonishing lengths to protect him and conspired with him to deceive the American people in covering up and evading accountability for his multitudinous scandals and his rampant incompetence -- all because liberals subscribe to an end-justifies-the-means philosophy of politics and governance.
But is it conceivable that with the outrageously egregious Department of Veterans Affairs scandal, Obama's chickens are finally coming home to roost?
I don't expect any mass exodus from Obamaland by Democrats or the media, but it's significant that some Democrats have expressed their outrage over this scandal and that one Democratic congressman, David Scott, voiced his disappointment with Obama for his lack of urgency on it.
In addition, National Journal's Ron Fournier sharply criticized Obama over this story, calling his view on the scandal "pathetic" and pointing out that Obama was aware of this scandal when he took office. But "what did he do, like he's done with a lot of other things?" asked Fournier. "He didn't pay attention. He didn't govern. And now he's holding nobody accountable."
It's amazing more of them, despite their dogmatic religion of liberalism, haven't broken ranks before, what with Obama's embarrassing job performance and his perpetual indifference to not only the plight of people his policies are injuring but also scandals happening under his nose (and some, perhaps, at his direction).
As a quintessential liberal, Obama will probably always get a pass from liberals for his lack of real human compassion and his manifest disconnectedness, because they judge people not by the content of their character -- or even their accomplishments -- but by their professed allegiance to liberalism's doctrines.
But even some of them have to be irritated at Obama's insistence on insulting our intelligence time after time, especially concerning allegations of wrongdoing in his administration. You've heard and watched the audio and video clips. Obama says the same thing every time. "I didn't know about this before any of you did. I am so outraged I can hardly play golf." He never follows up or holds anyone accountable.
The inescapable truth is he jealously guards against the disciplining of anyone in his administration, because it could reflect badly on him. More importantly, he simply doesn't want to be bothered with the nitty-gritty of governing.