That is perhaps Richard Nixon's most famous quote. That could very well be the new motto for the Obama administration. Forget "most transparent administration ever", these people are taking hidden agendas, back-room deals, and corruption to a whole new level.
Some folks have brought up "Watergate" and referred to the current series of scandals as "Scandalgate". More like "Floodgate"! 'Cause the river of muck out of the Obama Administration and tag-a-long minions is seemingly never-ending.
One of the administrations most common excuses for the scandals is that there was no corruption, just incompetence. They are constantly saying they didn't know what was going on, they made a mistake, they misspoke, they weren't told, etc. Well, in my opinion, such a level of incompetence is no difference from corruption. Whether incompetent or corrupt, this administration is not suited to lead the country.
Among the definitions of corruption we find the following: rot, alteration, and debasement (which can mean a lowering of quality). Well, I would say something is definitely rotten in Obamaland. Not to mention that these folks apparently can't tell anyone about anything without altering something . . . frequently altering everything! And, they have certainly lowered the quality of politics, which wasn't easy, given that so much of the political environment is pretty lowlife.
Just pick from this partial list taken from the past six years:
Reverend Wright who preached hatred for decades while Obama sat and listened in his churchThere are far too many scandals to even list them all, never mind go into the details. But, two common threads running all along the way are the denials and story changing by the Obama administration. It doesn't matter which scandal you choose or which person is speaking. The ringtones are nearly the same. Just pick one:
Solyndra, the company that took millions of taxpayer dollars, then went bankrupt
Fast and Furious which led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
National Security leaks from Obama White House
Obama's birth certificate
Media Matters, which is seemingly the far left arm of the White House press secretary
Benghazi, where four Americans died and leaders demanded a stand-down
IRS targeting of Conservatives
DOJ investigation of the AP
DOJ seizures of journalist phone records, particularly targeting FOX News
David Axelrod dithering, ". . . we really don't know who did this . . ."Incompetent or corrupt? You decide.
Jay Carney opined, "You're concocting scandals that don't exist."
Steven Chu was "not aware" of staffers' predictions that Solyndra would go broke.
Hillary Clinton questioned, "What difference does it make?"
Eric Holder repeatedly said, "I don't know."
Lois Lerner said, "I did nothing wrong."
Steven Miller says he "did not lie."
Barack Obama stated, "I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this."
Nancy Pelosi declared, "But, we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
Douglas Shulman claims he's not "personally responsible."
Henry Waxman announced, "We've lost the money. It's unfortunate, but there's no scandal there."
© Suzann C. Darnall, MAY 2013