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Tx4obama

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Sat May 25, 2013, 10:25 PM May 2013

Can the GOP Keep The Obama Scandals Alive? [View all]


Can the GOP Keep The Obama Scandals Alive?

The golden roar of the Obama scandals may whimper to an end today. As Congress adjourns for Memorial Day recess, a ten-day break from hearings, hearings, and more hearings threatens to push the various controversies out of the public eye, leaving the GOP with an urgent problem: how to maintain intensity over the scandals without any congressional machinery to do so.

For the past few weeks, Representative Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and owner of one of Twitter’s best avatars, has thrown a wide cast of witnesses before the camera, treating the nation to constant roll of embattled Eric Holder and slippery IRS officials and Lois Lerner invoking some amendment well below the second.

Issa’s hearings have been of mixed usefulness: excruciating in the instance of the already-litigated Benghazi affair, somewhat revelatory in the cases of the IRS and AP stories.

More to the point, they have been crucial in keeping every storyline running. Even when the performances didn’t play out the way Issa intended—as when Eric Holder schooled the room on the decorum—they ensured the news coverage remained focused on the alleged dirty deeds of the Obama Administration as opposed to, say, the rapidly shrinking deficit.

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Full article here: http://www.mediaite.com/online/can-the-gop-keep-the-obama-scandals-alive/





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Will Obama keep validating them? BlueStreak May 2013 #1
i understand what you are saying and tend to agree but... madrchsod May 2013 #2
Enough rope for what? BlueStreak May 2013 #3
Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson in the HOF graham4anything May 2013 #4
" The war is won at the end." Are we the collaterol damage? BlueStreak May 2013 #9
I don't leave a baseball game in the 4th inning, do you? graham4anything May 2013 #13
If it looks like the team in intentioanlly throwing the game, yes, I would. BlueStreak May 2013 #17
Obama can work it out w/his buddy Boehner on the golf course next weekend. blkmusclmachine May 2013 #5
You guys are such hypocrites. Dennis Kucinich can sit on Ron Paul's advisory.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #6
It isnt the speaking that is the problem. It is the "sharing of mutual political interests" BlueStreak May 2013 #10
"Many people are concerned"? You mean here at DU, right? Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #19
There were 90 million who did not vote. Why was that? BlueStreak May 2013 #22
The point I'm making is your opinion is yours, and ONLY yours. The shit you've made.... Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #23
And likewise, your opinion represents exactly one person. BlueStreak May 2013 #24
Uuuuugh. I had no idea she did that. How could she "Stand with Rand" ??!! SunSeeker May 2013 #20
That's just it. The young people who power these folks don't have a clue. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #21
She wrote it on a heart, and wrote "love" on her tweet! SunSeeker May 2013 #25
I couldn't agree more. It's obvious Medea has been off her meds for some time now. Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #27
Yes, I've been increasingly uncomfortable with her tactics, but that just sealed it for me. SunSeeker May 2013 #28
Pushing for impeachment would be an enormous mistake for the GOP. ... spin May 2013 #7
The way I see it we have just about three and a half years of this winning to put up with.......... wandy May 2013 #8
But the way Obama deals with it will largely determine our fate in 2016 BlueStreak May 2013 #11
"the nominee for the Scandal Party" - if you beleive that, your perceptions are out of whack. emulatorloo May 2013 #12
I never heard him say that. I heard the opposite. BlueStreak May 2013 #16
I'de like to agree with you. For what it's worth I'de like to see Obama take a ball bat..... wandy May 2013 #14
To some extent, it's just the GOP fighting the last war starroute May 2013 #15
Facebook will keep their base active 4dsc May 2013 #18
Why Haven't Dems fredamae May 2013 #26
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