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I don’t know about any one else but personally I’m exhausted.  I’m tired of new allegations, new developments, new assertions concerning the lack of integrity, honor, truthfulness and honesty of the current crop of liars, criminals and degenerates inhabiting the halls of government today.  As if for the past 5 years this hasn’t been apparent to those of us who’ve eschewed the “zombie” press, recognizing it as the propaganda arm of the democratic party.  Most of us who recognized long ago that objectivity and journalism have long since parted ways, believe little that is said by those who have been supposedly trained as “objective observers” and are instead news makers instead of news reporters.  I’ve often blogged about this state of affairs so no need to beat that dead horse (PETA, it’s just an expression, go back to hassling the farmers who feed you).

We’ve been inundated with scandals since the 2nd coronation of his majesty obama the inept.  In his first term we had:

Fast and Furious

Black Panther-gate

Vacation-gate

and other smaller missteps that can be attributed to an lack of engagement by this president.  He is simply not connected to the “little people”.  Elitists have that problem almost universally, but this character and his cabal have taken it to new and dizzying heights.

Now, however, well into his second era, not only does the emperor not have any clothes on he doesn’t have any underwear on as well.  This has taken his actions and attitudes from insulting to embarrassing.  Even Europe has become disenchanted with the secular “messiah”.  We have become fatigued by wave after wave of scandal. If I was a conspiracy theorist I might postulate that all of these scandals have been revealed to desensitize us to to the lack of lawfulness that the administration is planning to unveil before this term ends.  Someone, a congressman (not person, this one is male) from New York has already introduced a bill to void the 22nd amendment. You know, the one that limits presidents to two consecutive terms.

Quickly lets run through the scandals flying in the wind at the moment: Hat tip

1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies:  Pro Israel groups and groups with the words “Tea Party, Patriot, Conservative in their names and this was BEFORE the election
2. Benghazi: At the very least there are a multitude of question with this one.
Why wasn’t the mission there protected?
What were our ambassador and CIA operatives doing there ?
Who was in charge during the incident and who gave the stand down order?
Where and what was the president doing throughout the attack?
3. Watching the AP:  Since when does the government have the right to simply scoop up information on citizens without a warrant?
4. Rosengate:  James Rosen (Fox news) identified in a complaint as a criminal. His emails and phones monitored as well as his families.
5. Potential Holder perjury I: Holder signed off on the affidavit on Rosen (see above) but told a Congressional committee under oath ” he had never been associated with ‘potential prosecution’ of a journalist for perjury.”
6. Potential Holder Perjury II: A left over scandal from the emperors 1st term AG Holder testified that he had only recently (May 2012)  learned about Fast and Furious but there is a good deal of solid evidence that he knew about it much before.
7. Sebelius demands payment: Fraud and abuse of her office, involves Health and Human Service Sec. Kathleen Sebelius who apparently was busy shaking down companies for donations.  These of course were companies the department might regulate. She would supposedly use said money to sign up the uninsured to obamacare.
8. The Pigford scandal: Over at the Ag Department reparations were paid to those who supposedly were discriminated against (black farmers) but morphed into a billion dollar debacle where thousands of minority and female farmers who weren’t discriminated against received payments as well. Yep, B as in billion.
9. GSA gone wild: This is the just the tip of the iceberg in DC.  What no one is saying but is in the back of most Americans minds is how many other Departments have done worse.  Outrageous conventions, millions of dollars wasted, bad behavior. What do we have to do to get the adults back in charge in government?

Which brings me to the impetus of my writing this morning.  Pay close attention, it involves some circular thought.

Bob Menendez is a senator from New York (of course).  It was reported that he would visit Dominican Republic to have sex with underaged women.  Some women came forward with that claim, then they said someone paid them to make the claim.  Menendez went to the Dominican Republic with a wealthy donor Dr. Melgen.  It was reported that Menendez was intervened with the government here and in the Dominican Republic when Meglen was facing issues here and there.  Now the FBI is on the case looking for those responsible for “faking the sex story”.  What about the abuse of power and being in the pocket of a wealthy donor?  Nothing out of the ordinary here, move along nothing to see. 

While I realize that waste, fraud and abuse are endemic to Washington DC, I am frustrated that no one seems to care that the FBI and CIA are being used by politicians to escape justice and punish those they disagree with.  They are being used to target “enemies” of the president or those who vocally don’t agree with the present administrations goals and aspirations. They have morphed, in fact, to a  “non military-army” along with agents of the IRS, Treasury, EPA, NSA, TSA and ICE.  These are part of the presidents Civilian Militia.  Who are the other people he has in mind for his “Civilian police force,” where will they come from and who will they be? Who will they report to and what will be their authority? I think we are beginning to see just what he had in mind.
Ben Franklin once said “Those who would give up essential liberties to purchase a little temporary security, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” But who pays attention to old dead white guys now a days?

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So sitting on the sidelines, in the nose bleed sections actually, it is hard at times to comprehend not simply what our government has done in the last 5 years but what our citizens have become.  Imagine if you would what would have happened if someone in the government had indeed gone “rogue” and decided to arm insurgents in another country.

Wait a minute, that did happen.  Col. Oliver North went to jail for his role in Iran Contra.  He did what he thought was right and what he thought his superiors including the president would have done if they could.  There were hearings, people called to testify, people lost their jobs and some went to jail.  The president at the time denied involvement but said that it was his responsibility, it happened on his watch, the buck stopped with him.  He was in charge, the responsibility was his and he apologized to the American people for what happened.

Fast forward to the present.  We’ve seen Fast and Furious, Birth certificate-gate, Social Security number-gate, Vacation-gates (multiple times) Golf-gate, Lavish party-gate, Biden Gafftasims, Voter Fraud (and the refusal of the Attorney General to prosecute), Beer Garden diplomacy, disrespect for our allies and bowing to our enemies, Immigration amnesty, the take over of 1/8 of our economy with a law very few want and even less understand.  That doesn’t even get us to Benghazi, AP-gate and now the IRS.

When one takes over the ship of state they become responsible for putting into positions of authority people who will follow and enforce one’s goals and direction while obeying and sustaining the laws of the land.  Apparently this group of teenagers were put into positions where they were ill equipped, ignorant and or guilty of neglect.  They took the money, they simply couldn’t find the time to find out what was going on in their departments.  Some of these “professionals” it seems, went into their offices, went to meetings, went back to their offices and then went home at 2:00 in the afternoon.  They seemed to think their only responsibility was as a place marker.  The face of the new order.  Those who did manage, micro managed until moral was destroyed and people no longer gave a hoot about their job or service to the public.  Of course hiring people who were of the correct persuasion be that ethnicity, age, race or political party exacerbated this debacle.

So now we see that government appointees have been using “secret” government emails to do the business of the government.  How’s that for transparency?  When the Associated Press requested, through the Freedom of Information Act the email accounts of HHS leadership they got a shake down demand.  They would get the information for 1 million dollars. Now in my reality we call that extortion.  Then AP was given 240 emails for political appointees but amazingly none for Sec. Kathy Sebelius.  It seems Kathy has been using several (not one but several) “secret” email addresses to do business for the government.

Why, some might ask is this a problem?  One of the facets of government is that all government business and the paper/electronic data it uses and produces belongs to the government and citizens.  Citizens and government officials can at any time demand an accounting of any organization or department, with the exception of classified information.  That information must meet requirements to be classified as …….well classified.  Government officials using emails to discuss classified information should be removed from office and sent back home to be educated in the risks that 14 year old email users understand.  The record of how government is run should be inviolate and those who are in positions of authority should be held accountable for their egregious lack of understanding of this most basic of principles.  Integrity, that word most people can’t find in the dictionary much less apply to their lives should be the hallmark of civil service but that doesn’t seem to fit into any government entity that is in existence today.

While these scandals and their pursuant issues are amazing to some, what is even more astounding is the publics inability to become enraged by them.  By now we should have Americans marching with torches and pitchforks in the street of every American town.  They should be demanding the impeachment of this president. They should be insisting that those in this administration that have appeared multiple times before Congress under oath, and lied, be charged with perjury, obstruction, and treason.  As a people we should be insistent that our government servants, serve us and and remember it is by our consent that they do so.

No more heinous people at the DMV. No more debauchery at the IRS, no more forcing the people to do what the president and his advisors deem necessary and what the people reject.  No more keeping people in positions to which they are not prepared or capable of.  Bad teachers, fire them.  Incompetent civil service employees, get rid of them.  Treasonous political appointees or elected officials, put them on trial and send them to jail.  No more cadillac health care, no more golden parachutes, no more elevated salaries in the public sector.  The laborer is worth of his hire, but not more worthy than those in the private sector.  We’ll see less people applying for jobs but the ones that do will want to be there for something other than the money.

Of course there is little we can do now except hold our representatives feet to the fire and make sure they understand that if this does not change they’ll be looking for new jobs come next election.  As for the “mouth that roared” and his sycophants we need more people to pay attention, more journalists to throw off the shackles of progressivism and return to the honored role of objective observer, instead of invested propagandists. More than that we need to make every one else aware of why these things are important, why it’s necessary to root out the miscreants and why it might just be essential to impeach a sitting president, vice president and others. Once the rats begin to leave the ship the sailors can begin to mop up the mess, until then there’s just too much rat offal to deal with.

Hang on it’s liable to be a bumpy ride.

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