Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their
own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a
Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling
political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an
independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the
Hatch Act throughout your administration?
Surely you are aware
that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in
political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal
employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a
political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a
partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened
within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up.
This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that
you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with
these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken
appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in
the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team
scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to
the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the
deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove
Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi
was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did
what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of
For more evidence of Hatch Act violations right under
your nose, simply consider DOJ’s “massive and unprecedented intrusion”
into the free press. Do you think they picked up some political talk
when tapping the phones in the House press gallery?
is out of control. Those who cannot remember the past and learn from it
are doomed to repeat it, and that is exactly what is happening. Look
back exactly 40 years ago this week and apply that disheartening chapter
of American history to the team you’ve chosen and lead today.
Some of us warned America; we cautioned voters in 2008 that a community
organizer with no executive experience and no sense of accountability
would be a very poor choice for the nation’s top management position.
Mr. President, you said today that you have “complete confidence” in
the Attorney General. America doesn’t. Eric Holder needs to appoint an
unbiased Special Counsel to investigate the illegal political action of
this administration. And then Eric Holder needs to resign.
Americans see ominous dark clouds looming beyond the White House Rose
Garden, Mr. President. They’ll roll away only when light is shined on
the Obama administration’s antics, and America will only recover when
you cease avoiding responsibility in this mission of yours to
fundamentally transform America. For that to happen, the press had
better learn from their experiences of being duped and provide a
deserving public fairer, more intelligent coverage.
Speaking of coverage, glad you finally called in the Marines... shame it was just to hold your umbrella.