Surprise! Surprise!
by Pete_Borden
 Politics
May 16, 2013 09:57 AM | 1248 views | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

For the past five years, or more, the Associated Press, along with the majority of what is known as mainstream media, has seen fit to give President Barack Obama, and his administration,  a free pass for whatever abuses of freedom they wished to perpetrate on the American people, including Fast and Furious, voter fraud, voter intimidation, Benghazi, etc.  In fact, they would probably have provided him with a cover story and protection from the late breaking IRS scandal, except for one thing.  His administration is directly responsible for government spying on the AP!  Imagine that!!

What baffles me is how they pretend to be at all surprised by this revelation. The President has demonstrated time and gain that he has no loyalty to anyone or any entity, so why should the AP be exempt?

I am reminded of a legend concerning a young Indian who found a rattlesnake, almost frozen to death.  The snake implored the youth, “Please take me to your tepee so that I can once again be warm and I will be your friend forever.”  The Indian protested, “No you are a rattlesnake and you will surely bite me and I will die.”  The snake renewed his pledge. “No, I promise not to bite you and I will be your friend for life.”  So the young Indian picked up the rattler and took it to his tepee.  Once the snake had warmed itself, the youth approached it whereupon the snake bit him several times in rapid succession. With his dying breath, the youth cried out. “You promised. Why did you bite me?”   The snake responded “You knew what I was when you picked me up.”

So it would seem was the fate of the AP.  They knew the character of the President and his administration.  There should be no surprise that they have been bitten.

At this point, given the many faceted scandals breaking out, almost on a daily basis, in which the President and his administration appear to be complicit, it will probably tax even the best of the apologists to try to cover them with a straight face.

The investigation into the Benghazi sell out is far from over. In fact, it is just now getting started. The American people deserve true answers and we are going to get them.  Everybody in the administration lied about this tragedy and four Americans died needlessly.  We will not forget. We will not let it be swept under the rug.

Fast and Furious is very much on the minds of the American people as more and more is learned about this idiotic venture, which ultimately placed weapons in the hands of the criminal Mexican drug cartel, resulting in the death of at least one Border Patrol agent, and an untold number of Mexican nationals.

Piled on top of that is the news that the administration has been using the IRS to intimidate and persecute groups opposed to the views and actions of the administration, to the point of costing them countless thousands of dollars and denying them the tax exempt status to which they are entitled. There are charges, too, that the IRS has targeted Mormons, as well as Jewish groups sympathetic to Israel.  This is one of the same tactics that President Richard Nixon employed against his enemies and would have been, had he not resigned, among the charges for which he would have been impeached.

Almost weekly we learn of more cases of voter fraud, some putting the legality of Obama’s re-election into serious question.

And yet, don’t be surprised to see most of the media rushing to “not cover” these issues, because they are afraid of making the President look bad.

To the AP, I say “When you lie down with the dogs, you’re gonna get fleas.”   The question is, “Will you give him a pass on this one too, or will you finally wake up and smell what many of us have been smelling for a long time?”

It sure ain’t roses!

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George Middleton
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May 17, 2013
To Kevin Foley, posting as "anonymous",. The operative word is "appears" which makes it an opinion, not an allegation. He does not need to justify an opinion, though I am sure he could. Unlike you, he does not engage in arguing with his would be detractors.

BTW, if you want to sell the "anonymous" alias, drop the refrences to Fox. They are dead giveaways. You and your alter ego attack dog, Lib, are the only ones I know obsessed with Fox.

Fox is, of course, every bit as reliable as a news source, as ABC. CBS, NBC and the Obama network, MSNBC.
anonymous
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May 16, 2013
President "appears" to be complicit? Really?

Pete, please present some support for that allegation. Hint: Because you heard it on Fox, Rush, etc. doesn't mean it's true
off balance
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May 16, 2013
"Comparing FY 2011 actual funding versus the FY 2012 estimate, there appears to be a reduction in Worldwide Security Protection and Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance. But that reduction does not account for additional funding in FY 2012 from Overseas Contingency Operations funds amounting to $236 million for Worldwide Security Protection (p. 63) and $33 million for Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance (p. 467). As a result, total funds for Worldwide Security Protection for FY 2012 are estimated to be $94 million higher than in FY 2011, while Embassy Security, Construction and Maintenance is estimated to be $61 million less than FY 2011. Together, there is a net increase."
Lib in Cobb
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May 16, 2013
Congressional Republicans cut embassy security funding by $128 million in 2011 and $331 million in 2012, then ignore Hillary Clinton's warnings that the cuts would be detrimental to security.
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