Just a Bunch of Low-Rent Chicago Hoods

Here’s a short list:

  • Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s steadfast refusal to cooperate with Congress’ investigation of this crime
  • Department of Energy’s use of taxpayer money to loan millions to cronies at Solyndra, Fisk, A123, et al
  • President Barack Obama’s initial attempts to downplay the IRS’ politically targeting government-disfavored groups and men by holding up their tax-exempt applications and/or singling them out for “investigation:” “If the reported actions are true,” he said on the heels of the IRS admitting it had done these things and issued their faux apology
  • Obama’s “firing” of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller by allowing him to resign: Miller was resigning anyway in a couple of weeks, and he’s being allowed to stay on for a couple of weeks
  • For all that, IRS continues to collect tax data by trolling taxpayers’ digital activities, scraping eBay auctions, Facebook posts, and, for the first time ever, credit card and e-payment transaction records.
  • Obama’s dissembling about events surrounding Benghazi and the terrorist murders of our Ambassador and three others, including lies to the press, through Carney’s mouth, about “a single” talking point edit
    • the “penultimate point” from original talking points:
      • The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qaeda in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot rule out that individuals had previously surveilled the US facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks
    • State spokeswoman Victoria Nuland’s concern:
      • …the penultimate point could be abused by Members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings so why do we want to feed that either?
    • White House’s David Adams’ concurrence with Nuland:
      • I’m with Toria [Victoria]. The last bullet especially will read to members like we had been repeatedly warned
  • Obama’s politicizing the outcomes of the Benghazi and IRS failures, then claiming that it was the Republicans who were politicizing them by seeking the facts of these matters
  • DoJ’s secret seizure of AP phone records, which included those for phone lines in the House of Representatives press gallery—which means phone records of Congressmen talking with the press via telephone were included: DoJ was collecting communications records on Congressmen, too
  • HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pushing, among other organizations, insurance companies (which she regulates) to contribute private monies to help make up the shortfall in government funding of the government’s insurance exchanges
  • Obama, et al., claiming that Republican budget cuts caused the Benghazi security failures, even though Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb testified under oath before Congress that budgetary considerations were not a factor in her decision not to beef up Benghazi security
  • More than 2,200 illegal immigrants, over 600 of which had criminal records,  released earlier this year by DHS’ ICE, using the sequester as the excuse, and the release kept hidden from Congress for months until threat of subpoena

And Obama is the leader.

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