Doug Giles

That’s what’s going down right now with our President, ladies and gents. Diversion.

Allan Erickson points out that Obama would like us all to stop talking about stuff like …

- NSA leaks revealing unprecedented domestic surveillance some say far exceeds the original intent of the Patriot Act. Feds in bed with 50 communications companies to collect data on citizens. The Director of National Intelligence is accused of lying under oath.

- IRS intentionally harassing conservative groups, infringing on constitutional rights, persecuting average citizens with the inappropriate use of FBI and ATF investigators to suppress opposition voices.

- DOJ investigating journalists: Rosen at Fox, hundreds of editors and reporters at the Associated Press. The Attorney General is now accused of perjury.

- Serial scandals and controversies over the years at the DOJ, leaving the Attorney General looking like a criminal co-conspirator: Black Panthers cut loose after being convicted of felonies, Fast & Furious gun running resulting in hundreds of deaths, subsequent stonewalling of congressional investigators, and bungling the Boston Massacre investigation, to name a few. Whistleblowers again targeted for persecution and sanction.

Peggy Noonan also notes that Obama would appreciate less attention on the IRS …

“The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief counsel.

That is a bombshell—such a big one that it managed to emerge in spite of an unfocused, frequently off-point congressional hearing in which some members seemed to have accidentally woken up in the middle of a committee room, some seemed unaware of the implications of what their investigators had uncovered, one pretended that the investigation should end if IRS workers couldn’t say the president had personally called and told them to harass his foes...

Still, what landed was a bombshell. And Democrats know it. Which is why they are so desperate to make the investigation go away. They know, as Republicans do, that the chief counsel of the IRS is one of only two Obama political appointees in the entire agency.”

And lastly (and succinctly), my buddy Rad Magnum points out:

The best way to escape the consequences of scandals (like NSA, IRS, DOJ, Benghazi…) is to create a bigger scandal.

“Let’s give ‘em something to talk about”

The media and the masses will not only overlook the Obama scandals, but they will make him the champion who fights the “racial discrimination” in our justice system.

The DOJ, one of his largest campaign contributors, has been funding the Trayvon Martin protests. In their minds, Obama is the only hope for justice for a poor victim like Trayvon Martin in such a ‘corrupt’ judicial system.

Media focus drives politics because headlines = votes. The money falls where the headline crawls.

“If you don’t like what people are saying about you, change the conversation.” – Don Draper, Mad Men

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.