Saturday, June 01, 2013
"Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence." – variously attributed."We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It's actually closer to us being idiots." – anonymous White House aide involved in creating the mendacious post-Benghazi talking points to Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News.Those may ultimately be the administration’s best, most benign defenses of President Barack Obama’s multiple scandals. But, since his voters presumably didn’t think they were electing an incompetent idiot, it’s difficult for most Americans to take reassurance from either.House/State Department’s Benghazi cover-up, IRS harassment of conservative groups and media intimidation and intrusions by the Justice Department are currently the most prominent, but don’t overlook other new or unresolved scandals.Those include: “Fast and Furious” gunrunning into Mexico that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans and two American lawmen; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is alleged to have raised money illegally from organizations her agency regulates; Obama's EPA levied selective fines and used fake e-mail accounts to avoid detection of secret coordination between the agency head and radical environmentalists; drones targeted American citizens abroad without due process.[snip]Some Obama administration actions invite its description as a criminal enterprise. Allowing the administration to blow off real events with distractions and unsupported, superficial declarations of innocence is unacceptable. America deserves the truth.Wouldn’t an innocent administration want us to have it?