This IRS Scandal Has Legs

Richard Milhouse Obama

Richard Milhouse Obama


The funny thing about Teflon is that when it’s new nothing will stick to it, but when it gets old everything sticks.

Peter Wehner at the Joe Moneybags Gazette:

Obama’s Effort to Dismiss IRS Scandal Backfires

President Barack Obama assured us earlier this year that the IRS targeting of conservatives has “not even a smidgen of corruption.” The American people, in overwhelming numbers, disagree.

According to a new Fox News poll, more than three-quarter of voters –76% — think the emails missing from the account of Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official at the heart of the scandal, were deliberately destroyed. Broken down by parties, we find 90% of Republicans believing the emails were intentionally destroyed, 74 % of independents saying that’s the case, and fully 63% of Democrats saying Ms. Lerner’s emails were destroyed. (Only 12% of voters believe the emails were destroyed accidentally.)

In addition, nearly three-quarters of those surveyed – 74%–say lawmakers should investigate the IRS “until someone is held accountable.” (Among Democrats, 66% feel that way.)

These numbers are quite problematic for the president for several reasons. One is that the effort to dismiss this scandal as a conspiracy thought up in the fevered minds of Republicans just isn’t working. The amassing circumstantial evidence is simply overwhelming: What we’re seeing is a criminal coverup done to hide the abuse of power by the government’s most feared agency.

A second problem for the president is that this kind of thing will eat away at his credibility and trustworthiness, two of the most important qualities a president must retain. When they go — when the public begins to think the chief executive sits atop an administration that is duplicitous and mendacious — the entire presidency begins to collapse on itself.


Nobody likes paying taxes. It’s like paying a utility bill – you have to do it but it’s not something you look forward to doing.

Nobody much cares for the IRS either. You never hear little kids say “When I grow up I want to be an auditor!” The IRS is very powerful and you damn sure don’t want to piss them off. Al Capone was a brazen gangster who committed murders and got away with it, but the IRS put his ass in prison for tax evasion.

But wait! There’s more!

Via Newsbusters:

CHUCK TODD: Time now for my “Takeaway.” The controversy surrounding IRS may be more than a year old but of course we’re still talking about it. On Monday, the IRS Commissioner testified before Congress. A week after the IRS told Senate investigators that two years of e-mails disappeared in a computer crash back in 2011. While this certainly doesn’t make the Obama administration nor the IRS look very good, it’s important to remember what this actual story is about because it’s gotten lost.

The question at hand is whether explicitly political organizations should be filing as tax exempt social welfare groups under the tax code and both political parties are pointing blame. Republicans say that just conservative-sounding groups were targeted by the IRS. That’s why they want to see the e-mails. Democrats have responded by claiming, hey, liberal groups were targeted, too. But here is the story many are missing. Why should primarily political organizations get a taxpayer exemption, basically get a handout from the tax code? Both sides are in an uproar because they couldn’t take advantage of a borderline shady way to raise money for political purposes or launder money for political purposes.

So while the IRS is certainly not a good guy here they have been terrible about being forthcoming. Are there any actual real victims? Folks, this scandal is not black and white since frankly two wrongs don’t make a right. We know what really is working here for Republicans. Beating up the IRS, good for the base. Good politics there makes for great fundraising e-mails. But let’s remember what the controversy itself is about.


“Are there any actual real victims?”

Yes, Chuck, there are a quite a few actual real victims. About 300 million of them. Abuse of power is not a victimless crime.

The Lapdog Media wants to convince us that the IRS “controversy” isn’t a real scandal. They want us to believe that it’s really complicated stuff that we are incapable of understanding.

While it is true that most people probably don’t understand exactly what was going on in Lois Lerner’s department, just about everybody understands that when a government official pleads the Fifth that something bad happened. They understand that emails don’t just vanish. People know that it is suspicious when someone claims their hard drive crashed just 10 days after an investigation was started – especially when that same person is the one who took the Fifth.

This one has legs. It ain’t going away.

I would like to point out that Obama could have done the right thing when this whole thing first hit the news and killed the scandal while it was still in diapers. He could have fired everyone involved and appointed an independent prosecutor to put the guilty parties in prison. With the Lapdog Media protecting him he would have easily weathered the storm.

Maybe the thought never occurred to anyone in the Obama administration. When John Dean was asked during the Watergate hearings who ordered the cover-up he replied “Actually, nobody ever suggested there not be a cover-up.”

The Nixon henchmen had to try to cover-up Watergate because the trail of corruption led right to the Oval Office. So where will this trail of corruption lead?

The missing emails of Lois Lerner are the ones relevant to the investigation that were to and from people OUTSIDE the IRS and Treasury department. People in Congress and/or the White House. The people who gave Lois Lerner her instructions.

Maybe even someone in the Oval Office?


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  1. The Klown says:
    • Constance says:

      Maybe the reason so many American news papers are struggling to keep going is because they aren’t first-rate. I don’t want to waste my time consuming media that is nothing but excuse making and emotional manipulation stories. I sure as hell am not going to pay to consume excuse making.

  2. The Klown says:
  3. The Klown says:

    Via Hot Air:

    Meanwhile, two things are particularly striking about the current Democratic agenda. The first is that it’s so tired. Raising the minimum wage, raising taxes on high earners, tightening environmental regulation — these are all ideas from the ’60s. The second is that nobody on the left seems to be aware of it.

    One of the most striking examples of this epistemic closure among liberal writers are their forays into “explanatory journalism.” The idea that many people might like clear, smart explanations of what’s going on in the news certainly has merit. But the tricky thing with “explaining” the news is that in order to do so fairly, you have to be able to do the mental exercise of detaching your ideological priors from just factually explaining what is going on. Of course, as non-liberal readers of the press have long been well aware, this has always been a problem for most journalists. And yet, the most prominent “explanatory journalism” venture has been strikingly bad at actually explaining things in a non-biased way.

    I am, of course, talking about Vox, the hot new venture of liberal wonkblogger extraordinaire Ezra Klein. It was already a bad sign that his starting lineup was mostly made up of ideological liberals. And a couple months in, it’s clear that much of what passes for “explanation” on Vox is really partisan commentary in question-and-answer disguise. …

    Increasingly, liberal writers have been drinking their own kool-aid. They really believe they are the “reality based community.” When they talk about conservatives they respect, they qualify their praise with “The smart conservative so and so…” — with such “he’s one of the good ones” asterisks betraying the wholly unwarranted assumption on the left that the vast majority of conservatives are crazy, stupid, or both.

    And yet, liberals themselves are very rarely capable of passing an Ideological Turing Test. They believe not only that an honest evaluation of the world lines up with their worldview (everyone does, to some extent), but have also forgotten how to differentiate between the honest evaluations and their worldview, or that doing so is even possible, or that their worldview is based on very idiosyncratic moral priors.

    • threewickets says:

      Obots can’t pass an “ideological turing test” because the heavy indoctrination has turned them into cultish zombies. Not all liberals, but Obots.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Explaining things non-biasedly is not even a goal. MediaHos consider it a success if they only have to talk about the opposition in contrast, as the bad example. Any other mention is consider career threatening, and eschewed.

  4. The Klown says:

    Roger Simon:

    A number of smart people, among them Peter Wehner, Mark Halperin and John Hinderaker, have been pointing out the unfortunately predictable silence of the mainstream media regarding the IRS scandal — not to mention the myriad other Obama scandals that we will soon be counting on three, or is it four, hands.

    The front page of Tuesday’s New York Times made no mention of the congressional hearings on the missing Lois Lerner emails and putative computer crash; the networks were a virtual silence of the not-so-lambs. (Remember how they obsessed on the Christie/GW Bridge contretemps as if it were the beginning of nuclear war?)

    On his Wednesday Talking Points Memo, Bill O’Reilly went so far as to say the media silence, censorship, whatever you want to call it was subverting democracy. That’s an understatement. It was trampling on it.

    The conventional explanation for this willful blindness cited by the above mentioned gentlemen is that the media is in the tank for the Democratic Party and, by extension, for Obama. Well, sure. But it is far more than that. Political parties and politicians come and go. The media doesn’t. They may be in the tank for Obama, but much more than that they are in the tank for themselves — a whole lifestyle and world view that has been going on for decades, moral narcissism distilled to its purest essence.

    It is that world view and lifestyle that is under threat in the debacle that is the Obama administration. This world view, promulgating supposedly altruistic values, but actually stemming from a profound need to be thought of as good for their beliefs irrespective of results of those beliefs, is in a precarious position as never before. The disintegration of a politician or a political party is bad enough. Far worse is the disintegration of a personality, the disintegration of the self. That is intolerable.

    The real reason these media folks cannot face reality is that to do so would mean to see their very persons, everything they have ever stood for, or thought they stood for, or pretended to themselves they stood for, dissolving in a puddle like the Wicked Witch of the West.

    Obama is beside the point. They don’t even like Obama anymore. Nothing could be more obvious. Almost nobody does. But they won’t say so in public because that would mean that they would be revealed as fools who believed the most banal tripe imaginable. It would also mean admitting Barack Obama never really existed, that they invented him. He was their projection. Barack Obama is the creation of the New York Times, et al. Without them he would never have happened and they know it.

    So the media are left in an untenable position. If you say Barack Obama is a mistake, then you yourself are a mistake. Who wants that?

    No wonder they won’t investigate the scandals. No wonder they won’t report any of this. They are too ashamed of themselves to speak.

    The heroes of Watergate are no more, if they ever were. (That was always basically a chimera.) The myth of the crusading investigative reporter is not only dead, it’s decomposed. In the disintegration of the Obama administration, the end of the mainstream media is not collateral damage, it is the core damage.

    That is already evident in the response to the IRS scandal. It is metastasizing rapidly despite the near blackout by the MSM. In one recent poll 63 percent of Democrats think the IRS intentionally destroyed the emails. Democrats. How’d they find that out? Not from the New York Times.

    Get ready for endless tantrums of many sorts. When moral narcissism of the level we have been experiencing breaks down, anything can happen. The media will do almost anything to preserve their fragile selves. Evasion, distraction and outright lies will be continuous and may reach unprecedented levels.

    The mainstream media has been in trouble for years, but their silence about the ills of the Obama administration has finished them off as never before. They will stumble on, but from here on in they will be, as was said of the U.S. during the Vietnam era, a “pitiful, helpless giant.”

    {drops mic}

  5. votermom says:

    Did you see that yesterday
    1. Ways & Means committee published a Lerner email that showed she wanted to audit Sen Chuck Grassley in 2012
    2. The EPA, which is also being investigated by Issa, claims that hard drive crash destroyed the docs he’s subpoenaed. Coincidentally.

    • Lulu says:

      And these were Lerner’s “less bad” emails. She also showed she was dumb as a stump and had to be reined in by smarter people.

    • The Klown says:

      The Grassley email was sent from her Blackberry, which was not subpoenaed.

      Yet.

      • Lulu says:

        Someone must have tipped off Issa that she was a problem at the FCC and doing all kinds of stuff. She comes across as a snotty nasty liar who would have made a lot of enemies so I’m not surprised.

        • mcnorman says:

          Too bad those enemies are waiting to take her down in public. Perhaps, they are waiting for the ideal time? I don’t buy that they are all gone. Someone, somewhere knows where that data is…it’s too useful to have been turned into a blackhole.

          • Lulu says:

            I read somewhere, I can’t recall where, that the committee is getting lots of anonymous or identity protected tips on where the stuff is. This includes contractors and their employees who IRS is trying to make look like incompetent fools and overpaid crooks. These IT contracts are very precise and must meet the records laws. IRS acting like they didn’t know the law is a lie and will eventually be proven to be ass covering. To do what they have done they weighed the penalty of violating records acts and destroying evidence versus what they are hiding. It must be very bad as the penalties they are risking are not light. I suspect a conspiracy of some kind which throws it into decades of prison.

          • mcnorman says:

            There is nothing better than to prove that the liar is lying. I really do think that someone will out them at some point. Their arrogance knows no bounds and that was Richard Nixon’s downfall. Archibald Cox is rolling in his grave right now.

          • 1539days says:

            A lot of people who deal with sensitive information sneak a copy for themselves. I’ve done it on a small scale. Sometimes there’s a reason to do so. In a world with Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the memory hole isn’t all that deep anymore.

          • The Klown says:

            Some people do it for insurance. Others do it for revenge.

    • swanspirit says:

      Compare and contrast , the release of over 25.000 emails from Sarah Palin’s tenure as Governor to be picked over by journalists and “volunteers ” until they found something . I would go on , but I want to eat my breakfast and this stuff makes my stomach churn .

  6. The Klown says:
  7. Lulu says:

    One of the reasons that the Democratic response to the IRS scandal has been so hysterical is that Dems in Congress (specifically the Senate) were calling for the illegal harassment and “shut up” of what they perceived as political enemies. I would bet good money (say $50) that many of the disappeared or scrubbed emails were from Congressional Dems. They were violating Privacy Act laws right and left also. Senate Dems recognized the danger of the Tea Party to their own sinecures immediately and had no scruples about using their influence to illegally squash them. Many Republicans know this and have no real problem with it as it is in their interest also THEY THINK. The federal civil service needs top to bottom reform because it has become a ideological tool of repression. I think that may be Obama’s legacy and he brought it from Chicago.

    • lyn says:

      Honk!

    • DeniseVB says:

      The rapid grassroots growth of local tea party groups was the biggest threat to Obama in 2012. Dems were stung in 2010, the tea partiers had to be destroyed, or at least, slowed down. Not being able to raise funds to cover rally and speaker expenses pretty much shut them down during the 2012 elections. My bet that came from encouragement from Team Obama.

      At least the IRS refused Nixon’s requests for dirty deeds. I wonder why they haven’t offered Lerner a plea bargain … rat out Obama and we won’t prosecute you ?

  8. jeffhas says:

    I’m not hoping for an independent counsel so much – as that will put everyone in ‘lockdown’ mode for at least a year…. I just want to know where the FBI or some other law enforcement agency is…?

    Because even if the IRS was successful at destroying the emails, the FBI would be searching other avenues to determine if there was criminal intent in destroying the emails; like google searches for hard drive crashes, or perpetrators checking IRS policies on hard drive recycling and hard drive crash procedures before the crashes took place – there is likely to be a trail if there was intent. This would prove criminal intent even if they could not retrieve the original emails – although I think the FBI might find those as well.

    I get that the justice department could start an investigation if Holder wanted them to – but since he won’t, can’t law enforcement of any stripe (rogue DA, favorable Judge, law enforcement official looking to make a name) get on this case in some small way to crack it open?… Because if no one can, we are truly in a police state, where the people in power are actually above the law…. and so far, it has appeared that way.

    • Lulu says:

      The Obama-ites have a stranglehold of the bureaucracy. Apparatchiks were sent out to every agency. Just look at the VA. Many cooperate willingly whichever the wind blows and many more just keep their heads down. Part of it is unionization and some of it is the rotten economy making it more difficult to get other jobs. Morale is very low in the federal workforce.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Does the special prosecutor need DOJ?

      • Lulu says:

        I think so. They changed the laws so nobody could be Nixon-ed or Big-Dog-ed again. That’s why we will have to vote ALL of them out or burn down the capitol building. I prefer to vote but torches and pitchforks have their uses. I would consider moving the capitol to some trailers in Lawton Oklahoma then see who really wants the government jobs. No offense (or not much) to the nice residents of Lawton.

  9. The Klown says:

    WHAT A DICK! Neil Cavuto Goes After Michele Bachmann for trying to sue Obama:

    • Constance says:

      Cavuto is an establishment ass. Someone has to stand up for the Constitution and stop Obama from deciding which laws will be enforced and having unelected agency heads rule the country. I thought he had mellowed out from the sexist pig he used to be but I now see he hasn’t changed a bit.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, Obama’s firing up his Flying Winnebago today to hang with the little people (“see, I care about them”) then hit up some donors at a fundraiser. Via Koffler….

    10:00 am ET || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
    10:50 am ET || Departs White House
    12:25 pm CT || Arrives Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2:15 pm CT || Hosts a town hall meeting; Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
    7:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks and answers questions at a fundraiser for congressional Democrats; private residence, Minneapolis

    While in Minneapolis, the president will also spend time with Rebekah – a woman who wrote him a letter – her family and community members and discuss issues they care about, according to the White House

    • jeffhas says:

      Mini ha ha

    • Lulu says:

      So 20 minutes tops with the peasants for a photo-op. What a guy!

    • leslie says:

      I hope the “folks” at the townhall meeting don’t get their expectations up thinking they can actually ask TehOne any questions of substance. First he won’t answer them. Second, it would take a person of real substance to respond. This is, of curse, just another in a very long line of photo ops for TehOne.

    • Mary says:

      Rebekah is secondary to the fund raiser. Hell, everybody knows that. 🙂

      • DeniseVB says:

        Indeed. These little “official business” trips pay his way to empty the ATMs. Win-Win for the DNC.

        • Lulu says:

          Why is that big ass plane still in use? With cell phones and internet the Prezzy only needs a few people with him. I think of it as a party limo with a bunch of hangers on taking up space and hotel rooms for his posse. I hope the next prez uses a jazzed up Lear.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Bush did it. Ah Ha!! Don’t forget they also have escort jets and another big assed plane shuttling his motorcade to and from. I don’t like it either, but all the presidents seem to enjoy the AF1 perks (you tube has videos, it’s like a flying 5 star hotel, fully staffed by the Air Force, including gourmet chef).

  11. votermom says:

    Very OT, just something that occurred to me last night while I was thinking that it does not really make sense for lesbians to ally with gay & transgender men over straight women.

  12. SHV says:

    “One of the most striking examples of this epistemic closure among liberal writers are their forays into “explanatory journalism.”
    ******
    Pot calling the kettle etc.???? The Hot Air “folks” are just as biased with their “explanatory journalism” as the Vile Progs. Trying to find information on any subject these days that doesn’t havethe “agenda” driving the story is almost impossible.

    An example is this Hot Air piece; equating “Progressives” with Liberals. As demonstrated by today’s Vile Progs, their agenda and methods are the antithesis of liberal. Vile Progs have no core values other than the “ends justify the means”. As the Klown pointed out a few weeks ago, Eugenics was a major cause, with “settled science” of the the progressive movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today’s Vile Progs have different agenda but the methods are the same.

    • angienc says:

      No, not pot calling kettle. Hot air describes itself in the header as being “news from a conservative view point.” So it isn’t presenting its explanatitory journalism (or whatever it’s being called) as unbiased as VOX is — in fact, the opposite.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Hot Air and Red State were my gateway drugs from liberal to righty blogs. I was simply refreshed reading other points of view. Depends on the writer too, some are more biased than others it seems. I do remember Allahpundit was no fan of Sarah Palin and usually got at least 1000 comments on those posts.

  13. SHV says:

    OT..

    “The US Supreme Court today limited a president’s power to make recess appointments when the White House and the Senate are controlled by opposite parties, scaling back a presidential authority as old as the republic. ”

    The vote was 9-0; SCOTUS push back against the Emperor???

  14. The Klown says:
  15. DeniseVB says:

    Ugh. Why have primaries if it’s costing the GOP millions to beat “flawed candidates” ? I swear this is going to split the party for good. Good ! I think regular Dems would welcome that thought too.

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=69D9AFFF-DEDE-4A22-9E5F-1034D6005DE7

    • 1539days says:

      I firmly believe this is rooted firmly in the donor class. There are a whole lot of left-wing types with money who have decided that supporting the GOP comes with a lot of conditions. Sadly, the only recourse is for actual citizens to keep their money out of party coffers and only donate to individual candidates.

  16. votermom says:

    OT – I’m so happy for my teen. She took the SAT “cold” in Jan and got very average scores, then studied like crazy and retook in June & went up 420 points!

    • The Klown says:

      A guy I went to college with spent a bunch of money on a LSAT prep course. It was like six weekends in a row – Saturday and Sunday – leading up to the test.

      We both took the test the same day. I took it cold.

      I scored 3 pts higher than he did.

      • votermom says:

        He must have hated you! 😀

        She did take a prep course like you describe that the school offered (semi-subsidized so it was like $100 out of pocket for us), which the greatest help I think was being to take timed sample tests & getting it scored.

        So, you know how they say do the easier questions first? What she discovered on her last mock test that if she did the opposite of what is usually suggested and do the harder questions first she finishes faster. Weird, huh?
        Seems to work for her coz she aced the Math section. 🙂

        • The Klown says:

          The LSAT is a weird test. One whole section is logic puzzles where you have to figure out stuff like who is sitting where at a dinner party.

          • mcnorman says:

            Yes, it is terribly bizzare.

          • elliesmom says:

            The GRE’s are the same. One third verbal, one third math, and one third logic. They may be scored differently, but they are essentially the same test. I took the GRE test a good 20 years after graduating from college. I bought a practice book that came with a website where you could take practice tests and get them scored. But when I went to take the test, the methodology had changed. It was computerized. You got a question. If you got it right, you got a harder one. If you got it wrong, you got an easier one. You couldn’t skip questions, and you couldn’t go back and change an answer. I had to take a couple of minutes to get my head adjusted because it negated everything I had ever learned about how to take a test.

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I rather liked the logic section. I also took the test cold and got good scores. The same in all three categories. Turned out to have been a waste in time because after I was accepted, Yee Olde University did away with the dual graduate Public Health/Law degree and I had to pick one.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Didn’t she waste time doing an analytical read through to classify hard to easy? Explain.

          • votermom says:

            Questions in the SAT are typically arranged from easy to hard. So she just did them in reverse.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Got it. Didn’t do the sat (too old, before my time) Did LSAT and nailed it. Also did two different IQ tests (was in Lutheran school and they thought I cheated on first. Finished both before time was up. First was 144, second 148 but never mention that one to my honey, who has a 140, and is ok with a “possible” four point diff……but not a point more. 🙂

          • votermom says:

            In my home country the state-administered college entrance exam was a bit too easy – if you had a halfway decent school you could easily get 99+percentile even though you could only take it once. So each individual university administered their own entrance exam. That really limited the number of colleges one would apply to (aside from the fee, who wants to take more than 2 or 3 entrance tests?)
            There were also a few state college scholarship exams.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Hoorah!!!!! 🙂

    • piper says:

      Congratulations and remember that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – the smart tree in your family.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Congrats to your hardworking kiddo (and the mom who loves her!). Average scores ain’t so bad though, as my kids proved, there’s a college for everyone, maybe not scholarship money, but they did well for themselves by working hard and perseverance over the bumps in the road.

      • votermom says:

        I know your kid with the bike shop is quite inspiring. Love her story.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Thanks, I really want her to write a book, not only about building a business while living on 14 cents an hour for 2 years (leftover after bills were paid and living in the shop’s basement), but working harder staying clean and sober while teaching inner city kids basic figure skating skills while raising a toddler. I bet it would outsell Hillary 🙂

    • leslie says:

      Very Nice! Congratulations to daughter and to her very smart mom as well.

  17. elliesmom says:

    Congratulations to you both!

  18. elliesmom says:

    So if Obama’s morph into Nixon becomes complete, and Biden gets to finish his term as president, will Joe run in 2016? Or will his thirst to be president be satisfied? Does he choose a new VP to give him or her a leg up on 2016 or someone who would pose no threat to his own ambitions?

    • The Klown says:

      Biden is Agnew, not Ford.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Didn’t Agnew get fired and replaced by Ford ? Too lazy to wiki…..

        I did like the Fords, especially Betty.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I often got stuck with playing Nixon in school mock elections and historical reenactments. This is what I remember. Agnew resigned. They got him on a charge related to taking a kickback when he was the governor of Maryland. It was, as I recall, not a huge sum and a considered trumped up by many (look a 1970’s style squirrel). Nixon was in a corner as far as options for nominating a replacement for Agnew. Ford was in the House with a reputation as a modest and honorable man who was more arbitrator than power mad egomaniac. A rare find even then. Ford was considered the only choice to replace Agnew that was likely to get support all around. This, when Nixon went down we got Ford. IMO, Ford, although not the academic, was a far better executive than his predecessor (Nixon) or his successor (Carter).

          • Constance says:

            Academics should not be allowed to run anything especially a country. They are too naive and idealistic. They do not understand human nature. Obama is a perfect example of an academic running a country. Give me a C+ student who has many friends and can move among different crowds of people any day. There are different types of intelligence and being an academic seems to rule out having common sense, emotional intelligence, ability to accurately predict the behaviors of others, etc.

          • angienc says:

            Ford is the first POTUS I have a clear memory of (I think I was in first grade for the Ford-Carter election and I remember going to the polling place with my parents and after they voted I asked my dad who he voted for and he said “Ford” and I asked why — I was that age after all — and he said “Because I think he’s doing a good job and he should be given another term to continue it.”)
            Anyway, I always liked Ford and as I grew up and learned more about him, I liked him more. Did you know that despite the MSM’s portrayal of him as “clumsy” he was probably the most athletic POTUS we’ve had? (Definitely more athlete than the SCOAMF we’ve got now that the MSM pretends is such a *star* athlete). Ford swam every morning and always ate his breakfast in the WH kitchen afterward with the staff.

          • The Klown says:

            Ford lost because of Watergate. He had nothing to do with it but people were pissed and took it out on him.

    • votermom says:

      Biden 2014!!!!

    • elliesmom says:

      If Biden was to finish out Obama’s term, he would have to choose someone to be VP who could be confirmed both by the House and the Senate. After November that could be fraught with humor.

  19. The Klown says:
  20. votermom says:

    • piper says:

      Hope so otherwise McDaniel needs to go the Lisa Murkowski route.

    • mothy67 says:

      I heard several churches encouraged members to vote. They should lose tax exempt status. We also need much stricter enforcement and punishments for voter fraud.

      • Mary says:

        Cochran gave the Black preachers lotta “walking around money” (ie, paid them, promised government services for their members) to vote for him. Also passed rumors (and fliers) that McDaniel was going to take away Blacks’ right to vote. True story.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Actually churches SHOULD encourage members to vote. But not who for. That’s the bad part.

  21. votermom says:

  22. piper says:

    Found this on WZ
    http://weaselzippers.us/191369-tweet-of-the-day-41/ POTUS tells George Snapplupugus that World Cup Schedule affecting some foreign policy moves.

    A joke or delusion???????

  23. Underwhelmed says:

    Just when you think this mob can’t be any more evil…

    http://michellemalkin.com/2014/06/25/exposed-how-the-va-red-flags-disruptive-vets/

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    COMEDY GOLD: Will Walmart shoppers support “Every Day High Wages?”:

  27. votermom says:

  28. mothy67 says:

    I just finished Catching Fire(Last book in The Hunger Games Trilogy). Went to Drudge and had to look at pelousey’s face. She is right out of the book and that pinata meeeechelle had on. They are caricatures. At least we know the people who represent us would never use children to manipulate and control.

  29. Constance says:

    Bill Ayers interview on FOX Kelly file now. Maybe just a teaser?

  30. The Klown says:
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