Phyllis Schlafly
Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based on more than his extravagant spending, which hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas to the Mexican border to Solyndra and more.

The Secret Service's prostitution party in Colombia is an international embarrassment. It's not sufficient punishment that a few guilty men have been allowed to resign or retire with benefits because many questions are still crying to be answered.

Who arranged the party at the now notorious Pley Club in Cartagena, Colombia, which apparently supplied enough girls for 11 Secret Service and 10 U.S. military men staying in separate rooms at the historic Hotel Caribe, where prostitution is openly tolerated?

Is there any connection between this moral scandal and our recent trade agreement with Colombia? Were there any similar parties to con the United States into going along with this free-trade deal that's favorable to Colombia?

Another embarrassing scandal is the General Services Administration's $823,000 junket to Las Vegas. Obama administration bureaucrats apparently think parties are perks that go along with their jobs.

Living high on the hog, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been charging the Pentagon $32,000 per flight to jet to California every few weeks. And don't forget the half-billion-dollar gift to Solyndra before it filed for bankruptcy and left U.S. taxpayers on the hook.

"Fast and Furious" turned out to be a bloody scandal after the U.S. Justice Department OK'd the sale of guns to Mexican drug cartels, under the ridiculous excuse that this would give us the opportunity to get more information about the drug dealers. Somebody should be held accountable for the fact that one of these U.S. guns was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

Operation Fast and Furious allowed over 2,000 weapons to be smuggled to the violent Mexican drug cartels. A new book by investigative journalist Katie Pavlich called "Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and its Shameless Cover-up," asserts that a third gun was involved whose existence was covered up by the FBI and the Justice Department.

Another scandal is that the Obama administration is suing several states. We need more aggressive 10th Amendment advocates to publicize and overturn these travesties.

Obama is suing Arizona to try to knock out its law to protect its citizens against illegal aliens, a law that polls show Americans support by 2 to 1. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week.


Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
 
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