To the editor:
When President Obama was elected, he promised the most transparent administration ever elected. His proponents pointed to how intelligent he is. He will be the president that will usher in a “new era” in American politics by being a uniter. Well, let’s take a look at how he’s done.
Five years later, the weak economy is still “W’s” fault. High unemployment and gasoline prices are the new normals. Automatic weapons are allowed to “walk” into Mexico and when congressional investigators trace the problem to the Department of Justice leadership, executive privilege is invoked.
Four dead Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Two weeks and five Sunday talk shows later, we’re supposed to believe a video caused their deaths. We have pictures of him and Secretary Clinton in the situation room when “he” got Bin Laden. Ambassador Stevens’ life was apparently not worth stopping his re-election campaign for a few hours. Instead he got updates.
The DOJ names a journalist as a “co-conspirator” in an espionage investigation and seizes his phone records, his parents’ phone records, and the phone records of three other sites that belong to his employer.
The IRS openly admits that it politically profiled organizations seeking tax-exempt status. We come to find out that the president’s counsel and chief of staff knew of the agency’s inspector general’s “audit” and, allegedly, never told the president.
Every question asked of this administration is answered with obfuscation or ignorance. This is the largest scale of stupidity or dishonesty ever displayed by an administration.