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wandy

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14. I'de like to agree with you. For what it's worth I'de like to see Obama take a ball bat.....
Sun May 26, 2013, 11:24 AM
May 2013

to Darrell Issa. Unfortunately it won't help much. It is important to understand WHY these 'scandals' have come up and will continue to come up. You need consider the audience these scandals are intended to reach. The average republican, I'd go as far as to say most republicans, believe some combination of what they are told to believe and what they WANT to believe.
Obama's presidential eligibility is a good case. After postings from local papers, local interviews and proof of a birth certificate, a large number still believe that Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya. Interestedly Canadian born Ted Cruz has no such difficulty...

Cruz was born in Calgary, and his father is from Cuba. But the Republican senator’s mother is from the first state of Delaware, which appears to settle the issue

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/19/cruz-eligible-presidential-run/
Republicans do not see a problem with this logic. That 'scandal' has done it's job.
Another example is how Obama used the IRS to target the Tea Party. Surely no proof of that, still another 'scandal' has done it's job.
Suddenly, Obama has....
used the IRS to target the Fox News.
used the IRS to target the prayer groups.
http://nation.foxnews.com/irs-targets-pro-life-group/2013/05/17/irs-asked-pro-life-group-include-content-their-prayers
Used the IRS to target Billy Graham Ministry and Other Christian Groups.
http://www.infowars.com/irs-targeted-billy-graham-ministry-and-other-christian-groups/
Naturally if Obama had not misused the power of his office Mitt Romney would have been elected.
There is no question about it now. That's what this is all about. There was a flat-out effort to suppress the conservative vote in this election while everybody was listening to the allegation that conservatives wanted to suppress the black vote or the gay vote, all the attention focused on photo ID, to be able to vote.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/05/24/the_irs_suppressed_the_romney_vote

It makes no difference if these scandals have a grain of truth or no truth at all. Any response will have little or no effect.
Remember the mindset of the intended audience.
Remember some wise words Paul Simon wrote long ago.
"A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

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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