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All of Obama´s Scandals Are
Ultimately About Information Control

National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 5/21/2013 9:26:54 PM

There’s really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen’s e-mail, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and so on — are a confusing jumble. There is a very clear thread running through all of the administration’s actions: The U.S. deputy chief of mission in Libya, Gregory Hicks, says that he was told not to speak to a member of Congress about Benghazi without a State Department lawyer present, that he received a phone call from Hillary Clinton’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 5/21/2013 9:33:51 PM     (No. 9338688)

It´s time for impeachment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 5/21/2013 11:44:57 PM     (No. 9338858)

Yeah, information about illegal and unconstitutional activities.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/22/2013 12:02:30 AM     (No. 9338871)

I had said that we need to blow the whistle and take some time to digest this. This article seeks to do just that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: beamer, 5/22/2013 4:47:18 AM     (No. 9338967)

I agree with #1. Impeach the communist! I want to barf every time I see him. It´s always lies and lies. Our great country does not need this dirty swine!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sudmuf, 5/22/2013 5:23:01 AM     (No. 9338976)

Nothing new about this. It´s what fascist, socialist, communist regimes have done since the late 1800´s.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lancelink1, 5/22/2013 6:50:20 AM     (No. 9339061)

Enjoy Summer Stock on the Potomac.

Nobody is going to be impeached. Won´t happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 5/22/2013 6:50:23 AM     (No. 9339062)

Barry Soetoro slithered onto the scene with a past that is undocumentated and shrouded in suspicion. He expected America to accept him at face value for the highest position in government. Half of the American people were stupid enough to do just that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 5/22/2013 7:00:25 AM     (No. 9339077)

Well, they were highly successful in controlling the hiding of Obama´s past. The present is a lot tougher to control.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Judith, 5/22/2013 7:18:49 AM     (No. 9339099)

When I was a child I started to notice certain children in my circle (and their families)would go to great lengths to hide common, everyday information. When we became adults I would often find out the family was extremely dis-functional. Obama´s biography screams of the same thing. Why would we think that a man that was discarded by his parents and who, in his later life, always chose evil people as mentors/associates, would run a government that was anything else but bad?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 5/22/2013 7:27:13 AM     (No. 9339117)

Control is the objective of all tyrannies, and as we have seen with the Obamanation its not just information control. Gun control is people control. Obamacare is people control. Amnesty is people control. The EPA implementing Agenda 21 is people control.

It will be intersting to see how the media sifts out and which among them still have some functioning brain cells and modicum of patriotism or even self-respect.

The best way to thwart control is to not to recognize its legitamacy. Its what the Left did in the 60s and 70s with, "Question authority" and "Sounds like a personal problem." We should revive these golden oldies and throw them back at the marxists.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: dwillyc, 5/22/2013 7:36:03 AM     (No. 9339137)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” ~ Joseph Goebbels

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/22/2013 8:01:49 AM     (No. 9339186)

Impeachment will not lead to conviction until we have the current Senate. Then again it will bring on Joe Biden. Additionally it will provide a distraction to the Regime and the MSM to divert attention from all the pressing problems. The task here is to skillfully keep the pot on these misdeeds and outrages boiling all the way to November 2014. Then, if the Republicans blow it again, go home and raise chickens!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/22/2013 8:11:00 AM     (No. 9339207)

What I want to know is ...

"Why were and why is the Republican hierarchy so useless in (1) allowing this foreigner to run for office and (2) impeaching him now?

For God´s sake, the litany of his crimes will fill volumes, starting with running for office to begin with.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/22/2013 8:14:09 AM     (No. 9339214)

Congress will simply not impeach the first black president. However, any legal punishment given to zippy should also include Biden. Anyone really think that he wasn´t involved in all of this, especially the IRS scandal - it was also about stealing the election for him too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LZK, 5/22/2013 8:26:58 AM     (No. 9339243)

the obama regime as always been about "information"...

His birth records, his school records, his health records, his travel records, his social security numbers, etc.

I tell you -- ladies and gentlemen of this fair land -- he ain´t what they say he is. He´s the enemy from within...

LZK

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/22/2013 8:42:08 AM     (No. 9339286)

A lie is what he is, a lie is what he does. Anyone who would buy a used car from this man is a fool, as is anyone who would vote for him.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bsparks, 5/22/2013 8:55:52 AM     (No. 9339328)

The man cut his teeth in the Chicago political arena. How could anyone expect anything other than control, intimidation, and unsavory details?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maryc, 5/22/2013 9:03:54 AM     (No. 9339343)

Information control. New term for criminal tyrannical act covered in lies. The very definition of this administration and obama himself.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 5/22/2013 9:23:24 AM     (No. 9339387)

America’s Hitlerian Era. We’re living in it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 5/22/2013 9:37:18 AM     (No. 9339402)

I´m beginning to have more sympathy for lofo voters. Apparently even I did´t realize or know just how deeply flawed this whole scenario was.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Arby, 5/22/2013 9:47:03 AM     (No. 9339414)

Makes perfect sense. Fauxbama is all words. He´s made of words, contradictory words very often. He eschews the world of leadership and action; it´s all words, all the time. He´s essentially an untenured, unpublished law school lecturer. He has done nothing in his life except talk about his life and tout his life. There is, literally, no there, there (except of course for the words, which are often contradictory).

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ebuilder, 5/22/2013 10:39:18 AM     (No. 9339493)

Good for Geraghty. Good for any able bodied journalist who is not just observing wreckage, or being "chilled", but is connecting the dots, and describing unconstitutional acts. Because the Media must lay the foundation before it call´s for impeachment on behalf of the People." We are at the "Depraving of the American Mind" stage, meaning truth and virtue is becoming imponderable and to be sneered at. Moderate writers, comfortable with reducing the coup to hard ball politics, so that any predictable cries for accountability and impeachment becomes nothing more than a political calculation, are the majoity now. They are too smart by half delaying a call for impeachment until some "right time." If depravity increases (consider McCain´s demented mind], there will be no "right time". Outrages will be more severe, they will have direction from the top, and they will be leaed to drug you. The Media is all we have to make sense of this. These coordinated outrages need to be explained to the people as a breach of trust, for which consequences are required in order to preserve America. Good for Geraghty.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 5/22/2013 10:42:15 AM     (No. 9339500)

Ironically, he doesn´t need to control information....the press covers for him to make sure nothing negative gets reported.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/22/2013 11:49:56 AM     (No. 9339657)

Allow me to explain the following sentance. "All of these actions involve an effort to control information."

This is a deliberate, and succesful attempt to intimidate the opposition and hide the truth from "WE THE PEOPLE" in order to achieve re-election, solidify power and cement Obama´s agenda. This was and continues to be a deliberate attempt to subvert the electoral process, the constitution, the rule of law, and the Republic.

No president has ever attempted what this so called president is currently doing. And we have the press to thank. For over five years, the press intentionally withheld the truth from the people. They were and continue to be willing participants in the destruction of the Republic.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: lencu255, 5/22/2013 12:59:17 PM     (No. 9339772)

It is not that: "I told you so!" moment,
BUT - for several years I was harping that Lenin and Hitler knew that first steps to win (most important ones): control of the media and control of the banks. Repubics didn´t listen! Of course our American Pravda and Voelkischer Beobachter are the obedient loudspeakers for the leftist administration. But even if some of the members of the media are the members of American Politburo, they are just yapping mutts for the leftist cabal.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/22/2013 2:05:43 PM     (No. 9339883)

Total Control...where have we heard that before...NAZI Germany, Communist China...ring a bell?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lust For Justice, 5/22/2013 2:12:01 PM     (No. 9339895)

The MONGREL is EXACTLY what the lazy, willingly ignorant of this country deserve.
WHAT do they expect from a marxist???????

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Reply 28 - Posted by: scott5js, 5/22/2013 3:19:00 PM     (No. 9340042)

And Republican scandals are about information control. Anyone remember about the yellow-cake uranium? Anyone remember how the GOP used a war in Iraq to set the national agenda?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/22/2013 3:24:54 PM     (No. 9340049)

#24, I agree.

One of the reasons to control the information that reaches the people is that it allows Obama to put his own story in place. Witness the stories about his childhood, which are at variance with what is known to be true.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: slowslider, 5/22/2013 4:38:51 PM     (No. 9340194)



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Reply 31 - Posted by: Shucky, 5/22/2013 5:02:47 PM     (No. 9340240)

29 Sorry that you think the liberation of Iraq was a scandal, especially since it was a Democrat, Clinton, who signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998. Besides, Congress already authorized the use of military force in the bipartisan Iraq War Resolution in 2002, so anything else said about Iraq after that was moot. You should really peddle your lies in an echo chamber or in a forum of fools who would believe your lies.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: sanddollar, 5/22/2013 5:31:40 PM     (No. 9340272)

Impeachment should only be done if there is overwhelming evidence. Looked at how it failed with Clinton.

This would be seen as a racist attempt by the Republicans to get rid of Obama. I think it could even cause race riots.

I think we are far from impeachment. We need to wait until this investigation uncovers a direct tie to Obama or his re-election committee. That may happen. Be patient.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Mickturn, 5/22/2013 6:15:14 PM     (No. 9340354)

They can´t control the lies unless they control who says what, no surprise here!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gone2pot, 5/22/2013 6:20:17 PM     (No. 9340359)

Some parts of this administration focus on preventing information that is contrary to the administration’s agenda from getting out, or hindering its distribution, and making sure that the only information that goes out supports the perspective of the administration. Other parts leak confidential information designed to attack the reputations of those holding perspectives the administration opposes (NOM, the nine conservative groups) or other whistleblowers (ATF agent Dodson).

Wow Jim, you are coming real close to hitting that Howie Kurtz Firm-Grasp-of-th-Obvious extravaganza sleuthiness. There´s a place at the Weekly Standard for you.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tech10171968, 5/22/2013 6:49:39 PM     (No. 9340405)

I can´t help thinking that if the Won had a (R) beside his name , the MSM would already be calling for impeachment (in fact they would have done it long ago).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 5/22/2013 8:31:14 PM     (No. 9340525)

"All of Obama´s Scandals Are
Ultimately About Information Control"

Imagine that.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/22/2013 8:41:39 PM     (No. 9340534)

Re #29......... Typical liberal response. Change the subject, project, blame someone else and dig up unrelated subjects.

Liberals will go to their graves polishing obama´s turds and passing them off as aromatic gems.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: larryp, 5/22/2013 9:58:17 PM     (No. 9340599)

This is all Kabuki. All fourteen-month-distant -from-election-stylized play.No one will remember any of this.
Just as certain questins were planted to come out now on the IRS,so too wre the other ones "released early.
this is Alinsky rules. to wit makethe middle calss nervous by creating uproar and divisiveness. Use middle class values against the middle-class.
Don´t buy any of it! The Obamanites are busy stealing the 2014 election in the House.

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.


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