One just has to shake one’s head at the gullibility of the left (the right is not immune to it either!) in this Rachel “Madcow” blog-post: “An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration” (h/t to a friend):
More like a complicit Press and people in high places covering up. And much to Cummings chagrin, an oversight connection to the Obama administration and the IRS scandal has already been made. Here The Blaze reports on this article before Maddow highlights it:
Gay Patriot has a post that has a great insight by Theodore Dalrymple that while used for a different purpose, fits here as well:
- “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple
This understanding is enforced by Rachel “Madcow’s” own words when she aligns herself as more radical than one of the worlds most notorious propagandists/murderers in history! Mao Zedong — the total number of dead from 1959 to 1961 was between 30 million and 40 million!
Here are some of the Presidents scandals for contemplation:
For another recap, here is Poor Richards summation:
- Well, let’s see here… There’s only been Solyndra, Fast and Furious, New Black Panther’s voter intimidation, Benghazi, IRS targeting, spying on the Associated Press and Fox News and Sharyl Attkisson, wild GSA parties, violations of the Hatch Act, unconstitutional wars, unconstitutional executive amnesty, Secret Service prostitution, the Pigford agricultural slush fund, repeated FOIA violations, VA hospital negligence, repeated national security leaks, the Hillary Clinton email debacle, Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare scheme, and probably ten or twenty more that I just can’t think of right now. Other than that, yeah, this Obama administration has been squeaky clean!
Remember a very left leaning professor of law and a well known/trusted leftist legal theoretician said this of Obama:
You know what they say when you get the far ends of each side to agree… it’s probably true: