Mike Huckabee News


Aug 01 2013

Phony Scandals

In President Obama’s speeches last week, there were only two new words, but they’ve ignited a firestorm… Details next…The phrase “phony scandals” must’ve tested well, from the way the President and his spokespeople are repeating it like parrots. But to people affected by those scandals, that phrase is a slap in the face. Last week, over 700 retired Special Forces veterans held a press conference. It included veterans of such dangerous missions as the killing of Osama bin Laden. They presented a petition to Congress, urging both parties to support an investigation of the botched security that allowed terrorists to murder four Americans in Benghazi. A spokesman said that with the Commander-in-Chief calling Benghazi, IRS harassment of conservative groups, and the deadly Fast and Furious fiasco “phony and fake scandals,” it’s time for Congress to demand a full, unvarnished investigation. The media have a duty to inform the public, but chances are, you never heard about that press conference until now. That’s another example of a genuine scandal. 

Another reason that the “phony scandals” line seems to be backfiring is because to people who are directly affected by those scandals, they’re anything but phony. And since the scandals include NSA surveillance of virtually every American, that makes for one very large mob of ticked-off voters.

Congressional Republicans can sense blood in the water. Instead of being shamed into silence, they’re taking the offensive. Before the August recess, they plan to vote on 10 bills, all aimed at beefing up oversight of abusive bureaucrats. They include proposals to end big bonuses, require approval for conferences, prevent the IRS from handling our health care, stop pay to senior officials while they’re under investigation for serious offenses, and require Congressional approval of any new regulations that would hurt business and cost jobs. Of course, this new oversight push isn’t likely to make it past the Senate. But Republicans are urging voters to pressure them to pass it, and remind Washington bureaucrats that they work for the people, not the other way around. Republican leaders say it’s needed to restore faith in government. Personally, I’d say the best way to restore faith in government would be for bureaucrats to stop falling under investigation for serious offenses in the first place.

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  • MARCUS SCARBROUGH

    08/05/2013 10:44 AM

    The Obama administration has transferred 760 trillion dollars from the Medicare trust fund to help finance the Obama health Care Act,(Affordable Health Care Act) Will Obama raid the Social Security trust fund next. President Johnson set the wheels in motion by raiding the SS trust fund to pay other expenses. Congress should refuse to fund Obama Care and order the administration to return the money to the Medicare Trust Fund.
    We senior citizens joined and paid for a health care insurance policy, Medicare, to be used during our retirement years. That policy is disappearing and many Doctors are refusing to treat Medicare patients because of the reduced payments and the chaos of regulations.

  • Richard Fulcher

    08/01/2013 09:54 AM

    Governor it amazes me that Mr. Obama says the things he does and expects the American people to swallow it. Despite the nodding hand picked puppets staged behind him at every event the majority of Americans surely must see through the Bovine Scat spread by this charlatan.

  • Richard Fulcher

    08/01/2013 09:53 AM

    Governor it amazes me that Mr. Obama says the things he does and expects the American people to swallow it. Despite the nodding hand picked puppets staged behind him at every event the majority of Americans surely must see through the Bovine Scat spread by this charlatan.