Glenn Harlan Reynolds has an article titled Government conspiracy theories aren’t crazy: Column in USA today that is spot on about the damage the Obama Administration and their incestuous relationship with a complicit media have resulted into. Glenn speaks about the IRS abuses, the fake investigation by a crony that of course found nothing wrong, and the whole NSA situation, and concludes as follows:
Spend a little while on Twitter or in Internet comment sections and you’ll see a significant number of people who think that the NSA may have been relaying intelligence about the Mitt Romney campaign to Obama operatives, or that Chief Justice John Roberts’ sudden about-face in the Obamacare case might have been driven by some sort of NSA-facilitated blackmail. A year ago, these kinds of comments would have been dismissable as paranoid conspiracy theory. But now, while I still don’t think they’re true, they’re no longer obviously crazy. And that’s Obama’s legacy: a government that makes paranoid conspiracy theories seem possibly sane.
The problem with government is that to be trusted, you have to be trustworthy. And the problem with the Obama administration is that, to a greater extent than any since Nixon’s, it is not. Do not be surprised if the result is that people mistrust those in authority, and order their lives accordingly. Such an outcome is bad for America, but bad governance has its consequences.
Dead on. for all their posturing during the Boosh years no serious liberal ever thought he was doing 99% of the shit they accused him of. It was all politics. Scorched earth politics, but politics. Team Obama however has done real nasty shit, and people now expect anything from them. Most people have gotten here late. It took a slew of things to finally open their eyes. The NSA, IRS, and Benghazi scandals being the latest in a long list of abuses. Me, I knew we were dealing with criminals that thought they were above the law the moment I became familiar with the DOJ’s role in both voter the numerous fraud investigations and the Fast & Furious gun running fiasco. The first was o cover up for clear abuses. The second was to use what amounts to an act of war against a sovereign neighbor to score political points at home with the objective of disarming the citizenry. The first thing every corrupt and evil government on our planet has done is to make sure it has sole access to the means of violence, especially against its subjects/serfs. Disarming law abiding citizens, under the guise of protecting them, is always the recourse of scoundrels.
By the time Benghazi rolled around I was so flabbergasted by the list of insane shit they had done that I was willing to believe that these crooks where able to do anything and everything, no matter how vile. So far I have not been disappointed. No, not because I am a partisan racist, homophobic, misogynist, gun toting redneck hater, but because of the history that came before where they literally did and got away with some unbelievable things. I can not say this enough: Nixon was run out of office for far less than this administration gotten away with, and by orders of magnitude. And yes, Obama’s legacy will be that people now are likely to believe any conspiracy theory they get told. The sad thing is that too many of them are far closer to the truth than to insane rantings. The media, which thinks it has provided help, has served to only exacerbate things by providing cover instead of investigating this administrations criminal behavior as we now find out about Benghazi.
Thank you libs!