At one point in my "smallish" govmint work I oversaw appx. 100+ employees. I ended up firing three (3) of them for
Now I was a small fish in a little pond while BHO is a big fish in a big pond. As the incompetent W. (the boy king) was famous for saying about his appointments: "I trust His\Her Judggemint."
True, some or one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. But, It will not in this case.
The feeding frenzy is abuzz now re: BHO's appointments. Y'all waller in it all you can while you can because I gotta tell ya boys and girls, you can quote media to high heaven on this one, but one thing is certain: IT AIN'T AGONNA LAST.
That's just my opinion...I could be wrong, but I doubt it.
Jimmy, why is it that the current administratration continues to be allowed to wear the duck suit? Every scandal, mis-step, lie, or failure continues to be classified as "It's not my fault" and it flies every flippin time? I thought Leaders accepted responsibility for actions of those in their charge. Oh thats right, Leaders...
My two cents for whatever it is worth. Is Obama's administration a mess? Yes. Could he have done better with his appointments? Yes. Does he need a more hands on approach administering the duties of his office? Yes. Is there a conspiracy to hide the fact Obama knew the illegal activity taking place with the IRS? No. Should he have known? Maybe but i yet to see any evidence, ie Nixon, that he actively attempted any kind of cover up. If anything, the man is woefully naive as to the vicious game of politics that occurs at his level. as it stands, is there any grounds for impeachment? No.
Up2: I agree. But it IS Mr. Obama's administration. And they IRS WAS targeting conservative individuals and groups for years. And they (IRS officials) HAVE testified before Congress on this and related issues since the targeting began and they DID NOT acknowledge it was occurring (when either they knew or should have known). As to "impeachment," I (personally) am not suggesting that YET - but let's see what comes out when all the rocks are turned over. I'm talking about the IRS rocks; the Benghazi rocks; the AP rocks; and whatever other rocks come out of this.
To me, all of this is a clear case of an administration doing whatever it can to stay in power and to maintain/further itself by succession in 2016. It's a simple fact: those who get a taste of power want more; those who have the possibility of staying in power will usually WANT to. The questions are to what lengths they will go and whether they play "fair." Big-time politics isn't akin to a high school debate, but all parties have to obey the law. When they don't, they should get whacked. Taken together, all three of these scandals indicate an atmosphere, an attitude, and an apparent willingness to do whatever is necessary to STAY in power. That's pretty much they way it was with Nixon. Hence - the comparisons.
...and as to Mr. Obama's appointments, I think he's getting better at it. That's usually the case when a President gets a second term. Most second terms have "scandals" as well. It's how involved the higher-ups are and what they do to clean it up that usually makes their legacy "good" or "bad."
IMHO - Mr. Obama's key initial appointments to Treasury (Geithner) and Justice (Holder) were ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. Neither one of those guys were fit for the position, and Mr. Obama has suffered a tremendous amount of embarrassment, ridicule, policy failures and loss of goodwill as a result of their bumbling, fumbling and stumbling. Geithner has been permitted to "move on," but the President still retains Holder. IMHO - this is misplaced loyalty and ultimately stupid. The President should cut his losses and fire the guy - and get somebody in there who can do the job and clean up the mess.
Until he does, we'll see more screw-ups like Fast and Furious, the AP, etc. (don't be surprised if some DOJ failures pops up in the IRS affair as well).
...and even USATODAY - not known for being a bastion of either conservative thinking or writing - has figured out what the President's game plan is. Check the headline on this article:
Much ado about ?
You know what? NO ONE, absolutely NO ONE will be going to jail on this one. WHY? Because Repbublicans are for the most part harbingers of wealth. They don't create jobs. They increase their wealth by FIRING people so that they can then take their 9:00 am wine enema that the less of those among us cannot afford. They are interested in themselves. Not others. You for a moment think that they will put an IRS rep. in jail? Or as you would like to think: IMPEACH the President over this? If you do, then you are more crazier than I thought.
Another thing: How many U.S. Embassies were attacked during the Bush Administration"
D. All the others ADDED above.
Correct answer:....my right wing lynch mobbers: ....D.
I hate to tell ya fellas: but you ain't got nuttin!!!!
...and here they go again. Now it's 60,000,000 (that's right - 60 MILLION) medical records that they "wrongfully seized" from 10 million Americans, which is now the subject of a class action lawsuit:
The IRS is out of control. Somebody needs to take charge.
...and according to one of those "anonymous" Cincinnati IRS officials: "Everything comes from the top. We don't have any authority to make those decisions (i.e., targeting of Tea Party/Conservative groups) without someone signing off on them. There has to be a directive."
The article at this link also points out that the IRS at one time had 900 auditors covering nonprofit groups. That's a hell-of-a-lot of government bureaucrats - on OUR dime - picking and poking at the Tea Party and other conservative groups.
Another excellent blog thank you.
We elected a person of very little experience to hold the most powerful office in the entire world and this is what we have to show for our mistake.
I think America is on the most shaky ground at this very moment that it has ever before been on.
He is either woefully naive as up2 says above or he just might be willfully vindictive.
Time and history will tell though some of us probably will not live long enough to see the results.
Our nation is broke financially and morally.
My generation and the one right behind it did the breaking.
We will be the first generation of Americans to leave for our children a world less wonderful than the one we inherited from our parents.
Yeah, tot, ..."a world less wondeful than the one we inherited from our parents." Yep, and BHO did it all by himself too, didn't he?
The simplistic answers by conservatives to sometimes complicated and difficult questions in life and politics is an amazing thing to behold.