Obama Is Corrupt!

Back in 2010, Rep. Darrell Issa called Obama one of the most corrupt presidents in history, and pledged to investigate his administration. After a year’s worth of hearings and investigations, Issa has come out empty-handed. Of course, when has lack of proof stopped anyone from making ridiculous accusations in politics? To wit:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) told Bloomberg TV that the Obama government is “proving to be” the “most corrupt in history.”

Said Issa: “We are busy in Washington with a corrupt government, with a government that I said perhaps because of the money, the amount of TARP and stimulus funds, was going to be the most corrupt government history and it is proving to be just exactly that. This money going though the hands of political leaders is corrupting the process, whether it is Solyndra, GSA, or a number of other scandals.”

Solyndra is a bugaboo of the right wing (that’s been roundly dismissed by mainstream outlets), and the GSA scandal has little to do with the Obama administration itself. Moreover, as political scientist Brendan Nyhan has pointed out, the administration has been remarkably scandal-free in a way that hasn’t been true of any administration in recent history. Even if that weren’t the case—and Solyndra was a cause for concern—it pales in comparison to the criminal probes (and actual convictions) of the Bush years, and the record-breaking corruption of Ronald Reagan’s tenure (Iran-Contra, to use one example).

But none of this matters; it is a presidential election year, and the Republican case against Obama will include an attack on the ethics of his administration. Romney has already railed against the “crony capitalism” of Obama's policies, and you should expect Republicans to dig in on the charge that the administration is incredibly corrupt, despite the lack of any evidence.

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I'm continually astounded at the sheer level of duplicity and hypocrisy of so many right-wing politicians.

These are the representatives who are the first to claim the moral high ground, loudest in proclaiming their Christian faith, and quickest to declare their fierce patriotism...

And yet they shamelessly lie and lie and lie. They treat their constituents with contempt instead of love and concern and obviously consider them rubes who deserve to be manipulated. And they are willing to let the whole country suffer through unresolved financial turmoil while they pursue the denigration of the office of President and its democratically-elected occupant.

And it's only likely to get worse this year because, as you say Jamelle, it's an election year and there seems to be a limitless supply of shamelessness for one side of contest.

Obama Administration is absolutely corrupt...the FACTS:
1. Criminally negligent in NOT prosecuting Wall Street firms and their top executives for the largest Securities Fraud in World History.......We all know this as FACT!................................not one charged, or prosecuted or convicted!
2. 60 mins (CBS) has documented the Obama Negligence with several segments including one where the 60 mins commentator ask the FBI agent who is to investigate the Wall Street corruption, and I quote "our you incompetent" he, the FBI agent in charge, never answered the question.
To stop National government failures in leadership, and public corruption
it has to start at the Top and Obama has done nothing...those are the real FACTS.........................Criminally Obstructing Justice for investors!
3. The Afghan War as gone on for more than 10 years and has only grown the Largest Heron Crop in Global History...now being criminally shipped into Russia, China and India. Yet the US Military and NATO forces say they rule the skies and the Country?
Really? or are they trying to undermine those Countries successful economies.....where our's thanks in large part to Obama first two years
in Office and total control of the Presidency, the House and the Senate
is a failure......those are the real FACTS of Corruption!

Again: OBAMA
Criminally failed to prosecute One Corporate Executive or Firm for the largest securities fraud in World History!
Does there have to be anything else said!

Obama Administration is absolutely Corrupt!
Again failure to lead by Obama has lead to criminal actions.

If this was George Bush.. would all the Libs be defending Bush.. I think not.. they would be calling for his head on a silver platter

Can you say two Faced...

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