SEEMINGLY ENDLESS INVESTIGATIONS GO ON AND ON AND ON!
John R. Liming
First I heard hours and hours of argument and back and forth about three “Conspiracies” that are supposed to have something to do with some kind of alleged wrong-doing at the White House – - or somewhere else in the administration – - – things that I have personally considered to be little more than Right Wing witch hunts looking for something to make the president look bad with.
Well – - if what I have been hearing and reading is true, a lot of that “conspiracy” crap is already falling apart and in at least one instance it was revealed by what I consider to be a reputable source that one report fed to a major news outlet about these scandals was based on doctored e-mails that some Ree-thugs were supposed to have doctored. Way to go Reeee-pugs! Got’cha on that one, didn’t they?
O.K., I think I can understand why some of the GOP is so intent on seemingly endless investigations into all kinds of negative allegations about the government right now – - – I think they are doing it to take attention off some of the stuff that was done from 2000 to 2008 – - – stuff that was never challenged publicly or which never saw very much investigation if they saw any at all – - stuff surrounding Weapons of Mass Destruction and stuff about two questionable wars – - and stuff concerning vote counting in Florida – - and stuff about outing a CIA agent - – - and at least 20 things that could have been labeled as conspiracies during that tumultuous period of American History.
If some are not inclined to look at things as I have just described them then there might be another possibility for why all the investigations are going on right now: Didn’t some mighty powerful GOP-ers stand up at the beginning of the President’s first term and more or less indicate they were going to do everything in their power to make sure he never got elected for a second term? Does anybody except me remember any of that boast?
Well – - it didn’t work out for “Them” did it? He got the second term anyway!
So what would be the next logical step in the process of making sure nothing the President wants to get done gets done? First would be total obstructionism – - and I think we have already seen how that works, haven’t we?
I think the second thing would be to try to find things – - anything at all – - that might indicate there is something “flawed” about either the way the President does business or how some of the agencies under his supervision do their jobs – - does this make sense?
I’ll tell you what I think!
I think the President made one Helluva mistake when he first took office and did nothing to open investigations into some of the doings of the administration that preceded him.
I think the present administration is making one helluva big mistake by not returning fire and starting as many investigations into whatever allegations they can find that might be revealing about their current adversaries on The Hill. I think we need to be seeing a little bit of “What is good for the goose is good for the gander” going on in Washington – - but I am not seeing it!
Here is something I thought was interesting about one individual’s taking of the Fifth Amendment in regard to testimony in one of these GOP-inspired investigation things – - the one that concerns itself with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – -
Read More ( HERE ).
Posted by John at 1:46 pm