Monday, October 22, 2012

When duty, responsiblity and reason are abandoned by American media

As this author points out, in a reasoned and functioning America, this president would resign. Or as was the case with Richard Nixon, he would be forced to resign and rightfully so. But we do not live in a reasoned and functioning America and worse than that, the American media abdicated their responsibility to be the keepers of truth long ago. Opting rather for the shadowy world of sleaze tabloid-ism and sensationalism for the sake of a buck.

What America has been left with is a nation adrift and controlled only by the many swirling currents of special interests and those capable of paying for laws and legislation that favor their interests. There is no code, there is no longer any honor and there certainly isn't in truth left in Washington or the halls of congress or the office of the presidency.

What should happen now and what will happen eventually and soon in my opinion, is that the entire house of cards that has been built since Franklin Roosevelt's new deal, will all come crashing down. And when it does, there will be chaos and anarchy in the streets. People starving and those capable of taking what they need and what they desire will become the new victors. Sadly, that will most likely involve invasion and occupation of this nation by other world powers.

So yes, is a reasoned and sensible world, this interloper would never have become president, but I guess we have already established that.

Should Barack Obama Resign Tonight?

October 22nd, 2012 - 12:01 am
I won’t hear what I’d like to hear at the presidential foreign policy debate Monday.
What I’d like to hear is Barack Obama resigning over Benghazi, the most extreme public mishandling of an attack on American personnel ever, certainly in my lifetime. If I (or most people) had been president and something like that happened on my (our) watch — and then I had lied about it myself while urging others to cover up — I would be so ashamed of myself I wouldn’t be able to come out in public.
But that’s not what happened. In fact, the reverse occurred. The president acted as if it was Mitt Romney’s fault for ever bringing the subject up. And he had a willing co-conspirator in the morally stunted Candy Crowley.
Obama’s outrage during the second debate even at being questioned on his response to the terrorist killings is one of the ugliest displays of narcissism I have ever witnessed from a politician and certainly the ugliest if you consider the ramifications of his behavior.
That the mainstream media ignored this reaction is a testament to their enduring pathology. Or perhaps to a secret longing for the divine right of kings.
But it doesn’t matter. If Barack Obama does not resign on Monday, his reputation will be destroyed forever, even if he wins a second term, because Benghazi will not go away.
This is not just because of the seemingly insoluble conundrums described so thoroughly by Watergate author (among other things) James Rosen in his Wall Street Journal oped — “The Three Benghazi Timelines We Need Answers About” — but for a reason yet more disturbing.

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