View Poll Results: What is the most egregious Obama scandal

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  • Benghazi (can someone explain the scandal here?)

    4 2.48%
  • IRS scrutinizing conservative political organizations

    18 11.18%
  • DOJ wiretapping AP reports

    16 9.94%
  • Other (what?)

    4 2.48%
  • None of the above. They are all Con BS

    119 73.91%
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Thread: Most egregious scandal

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Compete? It's more likely these will all just fall under a broader narrative concerning trust in government. I wouldn't worry about not having enough "media cycles" - these stories will have traction for months.
    ...uh, less than one month later, Benghazi has fallen from the headlines as has the AP story. The IRS story remains in the press, but it getting watered down by IRS overspending on its own conferences. Again, you really can only get traction out of one scandal at a time (which seems to be the IRS) and I continue to maintain this particular scandal is largely misunderstood. It will ultimately prove to be a dead end for the Cons and make them look foolish for trying to make something out of nothing while neglecting their real job of legislating.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...uh, less than one month later, Benghazi has fallen from the headlines as has the AP story. The IRS story remains in the press, but it getting watered down by IRS overspending on its own conferences. Again, you really can only get traction out of one scandal at a time (which seems to be the IRS) and I continue to maintain this particular scandal is largely misunderstood. It will ultimately prove to be a dead end for the Cons and make them look foolish for trying to make something out of nothing while neglecting their real job of legislating.
    Lets make this clear so everyone understands. Their real job is to govern. This doesn't just mean to legislate, but to also do exactly what they are doing right now. If agencies are running around oppressing people that is EXACTLY their job to resolve. I'm sorry, but restoring the liberty of the people is far more important than whatever is your agenda to pass today.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...uh, less than one month later, Benghazi has fallen from the headlines as has the AP story. The IRS story remains in the press, but it getting watered down by IRS overspending on its own conferences. Again, you really can only get traction out of one scandal at a time (which seems to be the IRS) and I continue to maintain this particular scandal is largely misunderstood. It will ultimately prove to be a dead end for the Cons and make them look foolish for trying to make something out of nothing while neglecting their real job of legislating.
    Perhaps you haven't been reading the news. Congress wasn't in session last week, and the first part of this week has been devoted to immigration reform. You probably won't hear much on Benghazi until next week - they had to subpoena the state department for information, which they'll hopefully turn over on Friday. They're just getting started on the IRS scandal, so that is likely to dominate over the next few weeks as we learn more and more about the extent of the scandal.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Lets make this clear so everyone understands. Their real job is to govern. This doesn't just mean to legislate, but to also do exactly what they are doing right now. If agencies are running around oppressing people that is EXACTLY their job to resolve. I'm sorry, but restoring the liberty of the people is far more important than whatever is your agenda to pass today.
    "Restoring the Liberty of the People?" Interesting. I am glad you can rationalize this with such a grand label. Of course, that is hardly what is happening. Its political grandstanding.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Perhaps you haven't been reading the news. Congress wasn't in session last week, and the first part of this week has been devoted to immigration reform. You probably won't hear much on Benghazi until next week - they had to subpoena the state department for information, which they'll hopefully turn over on Friday. They're just getting started on the IRS scandal, so that is likely to dominate over the next few weeks as we learn more and more about the extent of the scandal.
    Two more weeks and these stories are settling to the bottom of the river; forgotten by those that keep their heads above the water, but still able to provide plenty of nourishment to the bottom feeders.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Compete? It's more likely these will all just fall under a broader narrative concerning trust in government. I wouldn't worry about not having enough "media cycles" - these stories will have traction for months.
    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...uh, less than one month later, Benghazi has fallen from the headlines as has the AP story. The IRS story remains in the press, but it getting watered down by IRS overspending on its own conferences. Again, you really can only get traction out of one scandal at a time (which seems to be the IRS) and I continue to maintain this particular scandal is largely misunderstood. It will ultimately prove to be a dead end for the Cons and make them look foolish for trying to make something out of nothing while neglecting their real job of legislating.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Perhaps you haven't been reading the news. Congress wasn't in session last week, and the first part of this week has been devoted to immigration reform. You probably won't hear much on Benghazi until next week - they had to subpoena the state department for information, which they'll hopefully turn over on Friday. They're just getting started on the IRS scandal, so that is likely to dominate over the next few weeks as we learn more and more about the extent of the scandal.
    .... still waiting for these exciting events. I wonder if its too late to get tickets?

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Compete? It's more likely these will all just fall under a broader narrative concerning trust in government. I wouldn't worry about not having enough "media cycles" - these stories will have traction for months.
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    The Benghazi cover up is likely to bring down Obama. Benghazi has revealed what many of us already knew, that Obama is incompetent and was derelict in his duties as Cn'C.

    But the IRS going after conservatives is a more serious issue. And it reveals that Obama's supporters have no problem defecating on the Constitution.
    Just checking in.... I don't think these stories still lack traction

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    The wiretapping and messing with the press is actually a scandal and worthy of getting upset about. Most of the others (especially Benghazi) were just nonsense.
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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    If you don't think that the federal government using the IRS to "scrutinize" conservative and "tea party" groups is an outrage--irrespective of administration in office or political party--you've got a problem.

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    Re: Most egregious scandal

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Just checking in.... I don't think these stories still lack traction
    Yes, clearly these stories do not "lack traction" I predicted they'd go on for months, and here we are almost two years later and at least two of the three are still very much in the news.

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