In order to better understand President Obama’s recent bout of amnesia regarding the current IRS “targeting” scandal, let’s examine some hypothetical moments involving prior administrations:
“Mr. Lincoln, we suffered a tremendous beating at the Battle of Bull Run. However, we, the staff, thought the news would be much too painful so we decided not to inform you.”
“Oh, Mr. Roosevelt, those pirates were acting up off the Barbary Coast and kidnapped the wife of our American diplomat. But we all know how you overact so we thought it was better left unsaid.”
“Of course, Mr. Nixon, there was a burglary a few months ago at the Watergate. Nevertheless, the consensus was that you’d probably make some stupid statement like, ‘I’m not a crook,’ so we just decided to overlook it.”
In the tradition of his Democratic predecessor, it appears that Mr. Obama has chosen to rely solely upon his staff members when making decisions regarding the affairs of state — if we are to believe the timeline of the IRS “targeting” actions and the results of the review as reported by the Treasury Department.
Of course, the mainstream media has listened to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s explanation that the president was indeed telling the truth — specifically stating that Obama had no prior knowledge regarding the Treasury Department’s audit of the IRS actions — and the media swallowed Carney’s excuse hook, line, and sinker. (Question: when does the word “audit” replace the word “investigation?” Answer: when it’s used during the Obama administration.)
As the drama continues to unfold, it will be very interesting to observe this very same mainstream media as they continue to report about who in the Obama administration knew what —and when they knew it. And let’s not forget about the lies that have already been told to the American public.
Regrettably, for the mainstream media, Obama has decided to go down the Richard Nixon path by utilizing vagaries, pressure, and cover-ups in order to prevent the truth from being exposed. Undoubtedly, we all know the end result of those types of tactics. However, Obama might have a change of heart and select the path that Bill Clinton chose, namely to deny, deny, deny and then ultimately admit confusion as to the definition of the accusation. (“I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.”)
Subsequently, Obama will then apologize profusely, ask for forgiveness, and then admonish the world by expressing, “Let’s move on” — the customary Clinton tactic.
Yet, a Chicago gangster…oops, I mean politician, would never choose the Clinton path. That’s why it’s so difficult for me to believe that when it comes to the dramatic and historic moments during this current presidency; it was left to the staff members to decide which events were important and which proceedings were insignificant.
Perhaps Obama simply didn’t have cell phone service that day while he was on the 13th tee.