Republicans Desperately Need a Scandal

Republicans Desperately Need a Scandal

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Consistent

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Nov 16, 2012
So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.

Yep. They're just convinced that Obama runs a gang of Chicago thugs who are lying and cheating behind the scenes at every opportunity. It's a foundational story on the tea-party right. Unfortunately, the reality is that whatever else you think of Obama, he's one of the straightest arrows we've had in the White House since....forever. He runs a tight ship organizationally, and on a personal level he's so intolerant of personal peccadilloes that he sometimes seems almost inhuman. It would be astonishing if he could actually avoid a serious scandal for an entire eight-year term, but if anyone can do it, it's probably Obama.

And yes, it's driving Republicans crazy. Even the ones who don't want to impeach him at least want to bring him down to earth a bit. So they latch onto anything they can. It's all starting to seem kind of desperate, but I doubt they're going to let that stop them. After all, it eventually worked against Clinton.

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Nov 16, 2012
Hey Bob, in the Obama controlled media, there is no such thing as a scandal. End of discussion.
Bob of Many Names

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 16, 2012
The "Obama controlled media"?

Is that a new right wing extremist comspiracy theory?

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#4 Nov 16, 2012
You are going to pursue Hillary's vast Right Wing conspiracy?

Tell me that the mainstream media is not biased. Come on, please tell me they do not taint their stories with a slant of favortism towards Obama.
Consistent Republican

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 16, 2012
we already have one - it is called barry soetoro, and the fun 4yrs of blaming all things liberl = bad on the boy muslim. Hang on liberal lisa - as the good book says, treat other as they treat you. AKA the blame President Bush game, now it is barry's turn.
Consistent wrote:
So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.
Yep. They're just convinced that Obama runs a gang of Chicago thugs who are lying and cheating behind the scenes at every opportunity. It's a foundational story on the tea-party right. Unfortunately, the reality is that whatever else you think of Obama, he's one of the straightest arrows we've had in the White House since....forever. He runs a tight ship organizationally, and on a personal level he's so intolerant of personal peccadilloes that he sometimes seems almost inhuman. It would be astonishing if he could actually avoid a serious scandal for an entire eight-year term, but if anyone can do it, it's probably Obama.
And yes, it's driving Republicans crazy. Even the ones who don't want to impeach him at least want to bring him down to earth a bit. So they latch onto anything they can. It's all starting to seem kind of desperate, but I doubt they're going to let that stop them. After all, it eventually worked against Clinton.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#7 Nov 16, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
You are going to pursue Hillary's vast Right Wing conspiracy?
Tell me that the mainstream media is not biased. Come on, please tell me they do not taint their stories with a slant of favortism towards Obama.
Tell you about words, you cannot spell... Sure, tell me about Sea-Tac Hertz, first, dumb*ss ~!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#9 Nov 19, 2012
Schmahl Spew wrote:
<quoted text>
OK. Mainstream media is not biased. You are just so far to the right that even John Birchers seem like socialists to you.
There is no doubt that I am a Conservative. I do believe in personal responsibility and freedom.

There is also no doubt that you are a radical Leftist. You believe that we are subjects of the government, and that all property and earnings are given to us from the government.

I hope you enjoy your government cheese.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#10 Nov 19, 2012
There's no doubt, you're dishonest and A CHEAPO ! Throw some cheese & nutritious sugar water into your imaginary basement !! WHAT !??? There's a Hertz at Sea-tac and 4 door Corvairs are classics, huh ?? LMAOROTFU~!
Bob of Many Names

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 19, 2012
No. I'm actually a moderate. You are so far to the right that you almost fall off the edge of the political spectrum.

American rejected moderate conservativism soudly in the election. Your extremist politics have no place in the Republican party of today.

And of course you know full well that I work for a living, something you know little about. But I wouldn't expect a little detail like a fact to keep you from lying.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#12 Nov 19, 2012
Hey, TrashyLiar "worked" for almost 2 hours and 15 minutes.... Besides, it's complicated for a small mind to remember ALL THE MONIKERS... LMAOROTFU~!

Smart Liberal

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Bob of Many Names wrote:
No. I'm actually a moderate. You are so far to the right that you almost fall off the edge of the political spectrum.
American rejected moderate conservativism soudly in the election. Your extremist politics have no place in the Republican party of today.
And of course you know full well that I work for a living, something you know little about. But I wouldn't expect a little detail like a fact to keep you from lying.
Alinksy is alive and well in the head of the St Paul version of Bob.
its name is barry soetoro

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 19, 2012
need ? LOL - just sit back and watch the muslim boy stumble his lame duck replies in this world of disasters.

all the 58 million that did not vote muslim are going to keep barry on his toes these last 4 yrs of socialist rule.

__________
Consistent wrote:
So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.
Yep. They're just convinced that Obama runs a gang of Chicago thugs who are lying and cheating behind the scenes at every opportunity. It's a foundational story on the tea-party right. Unfortunately, the reality is that whatever else you think of Obama, he's one of the straightest arrows we've had in the White House since....forever. He runs a tight ship organizationally, and on a personal level he's so intolerant of personal peccadilloes that he sometimes seems almost inhuman. It would be astonishing if he could actually avoid a serious scandal for an entire eight-year term, but if anyone can do it, it's probably Obama.
And yes, it's driving Republicans crazy. Even the ones who don't want to impeach him at least want to bring him down to earth a bit. So they latch onto anything they can. It's all starting to seem kind of desperate, but I doubt they're going to let that stop them. After all, it eventually worked against Clinton.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#15 Nov 19, 2012
Poor child, socialist rule whine on a free provided message board....
its name is barry soetoro

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 19, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor child, socialist rule whine on a free provided message board....
we still have this thing called FREE speech, for how long only barry knows. it is called liberal bias media coverage.

Thank GOD for information like FOX news !!

__________
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#17 Nov 19, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Poor child, socialist rule whine on a free provided message board....
Funded by the capitalistic sales of add space.
Bridgework

Olathe, KS

#18 Nov 19, 2012
That should have been "ad space".
Amused Skew

United States

#19 Nov 19, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
That should have been "ad space".
Only slewpid is concerned with spelling, ignore him.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#20 Nov 19, 2012
Schmahl Spew wrote:
<quoted text>
OK. Mainstream media is not biased. You are just so far to the right that even John Birchers seem like socialists to you.
Name one media outlet that does not have some kind of bias.
Like all presidents, Obama relies heavily on culpable deniability.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#21 Nov 19, 2012
Bridgework wrote:
<quoted text>
Funded by the capitalistic sales of add space.
Of add space ??? LMAOROTFU~! Ye haw, you sure help my point...putz ! LMAOROTFU~!
barrys world

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Nov 19, 2012
can you guess what the left wing nut jobs would be saying if Mitt Romney won ? The demo rats have their boy barry the muslim to follow ,and look at the mess he has and will create for Americans. Your scandal that you liberals so desperatly want is ( The muslim in the White House ) per your youth director mad onna.

__________ you have a mess on your hands liberals, we are just along for the barry tour which ends in 4 yrs.

THANKS GOD !

__________
Consistent wrote:
So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.
Yep. They're just convinced that Obama runs a gang of Chicago thugs who are lying and cheating behind the scenes at every opportunity. It's a foundational story on the tea-party right. Unfortunately, the reality is that whatever else you think of Obama, he's one of the straightest arrows we've had in the White House since....forever. He runs a tight ship organizationally, and on a personal level he's so intolerant of personal peccadilloes that he sometimes seems almost inhuman. It would be astonishing if he could actually avoid a serious scandal for an entire eight-year term, but if anyone can do it, it's probably Obama.
And yes, it's driving Republicans crazy. Even the ones who don't want to impeach him at least want to bring him down to earth a bit. So they latch onto anything they can. It's all starting to seem kind of desperate, but I doubt they're going to let that stop them. After all, it eventually worked against Clinton.

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