Here’s Barack Hussein Obama reacting to the three scandals that are poised to engulf the balance of his second term:
1. Benghazi is a “sideshow.”
2. Political repression of Conservatives by the IRS was committed by “low-level staffers.”
3. Regarding government wiretaps on the AP: “I’m shocked.”
Seraphic Secret is shocked, shocked, that Obama didn’t blame President Bush for the lawlessness that characterizes the Obama administration.
The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial today, remembers that “President Obama famously joked in a college commencement address in 2000 that he could use the IRS to target political enemies but of course he never would.”
Pathological liars frequently reveal their lies—in short, they tell the truth about their lies—through off-handed remarks.
As Seraphic Secret has said of Obama: “Half of what he says is lies, and the other half isn’t true.”
But here’s the thing: Obama is telling us that he has no idea what’s going on in his administration. He’s not in control. It’s the other guys who are at fault.
Except for Navy SEALs.
Remember when SEAL snipers brilliantly took out the Somali pirates with two head-shots fired simultaneously from the deck of a ship?
Well, Obama was on the phone with those guys every single minute. Why, if it wasn’t for Barack, the SEALs would not have known what to do.
And of course, the killing of Osama bin Laden. You bet your boots that Barack directed that entire operation from beginning to end. Without the wisdom of the Dear Leader the whole operation would have gone to hell.
Yes, indeed, Barack is always on the job—except when he’s not.
Meanwhile, this cheery news on Obamacare from the Washington Examiner:
Internal cost estimates from 17 of the nation’s largest insurance companies indicate that health insurance premiums will grow an average of 100 percent under Obamacare, and that some will soar more than 400 percent, crushing the administration’s goal of affordability.
New regulations, policies, taxes, fees and mandates are the reason for the unexpected “rate shock,” according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which released a report Monday based on internal documents provided by the insurance companies. The 17 companies include Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Foundation.
The report found that individuals will face “premium increases of nearly 100 percent on average, with potential highs eclipsing 400 percent. Meanwhile, small businesses can expect average premium increases in the small group market of up to 50 percent, with potential highs over 100 percent.”
Obviously, the fault of the Republicans.
Like a five-year old child who, after spilling milk on the new rug, says: “The milk spilled“, instead of, “I spilled the milk,” Obama reveals the moral black hole that is his core.
Seraphic Secret remembers Richard Nixon’s presidency. We remember Watergate, the denials, the lies, the cover-ups. We remember the press pursuing the threads of the story relentlessly. We remember one of the articles of impeachment was that Nixon wanted to use—it’s not clear if he ever did—the IRS to target his political enemies.
We also vividly remember—we lived in Israel in 1973—how Nixon, G-d bless him, rescued the state of Israel during the Yom Kippur War via Operation Nickel Grass.
We wait to see if the mainstream press will react to this out-of-control administration with even a fraction of the outrage they would summon if this were a Republican administration.
But we will not hold our breath.
Seraphic Secret will be off-line until Friday morning in order to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot.
You shall count for yourselves — from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving — seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days… You shall convoke on this very day — there shall be a holy convocation for yourselves — you shall do no laborious work; it is an eternal decree in your dwelling places for your generations.
—Leviticus 21:15-16, 21
We wish all our friends and relatives a chag sameach, a happy holiday.