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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Obama’s Empire Drunk On Power, Now Under Siege
OBAMA IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY UNDER SIEGE
By Chriss Street
President Obama directing the arm of a Marine to hold an umbrella to protect him while he spoke to the press seemed to ooze with the symbolism of an Imperial Presidency.
When the Justice Department failed to respond to requests by rank and file ATF and Border Patrol Agents for an investigation, they became whistleblowers to motivate Congressional inquiries. Attorney General Holder claimed he had no knowledge of Fast and Furious, but e-mails later showed that his office was regularly informed on the program authorized the ATF to solicit straw buyers to purchase about 2,000 AK 47s and other weapons for resale in Mexico to Drug Cartels. The ATF lost track of the guns and many were found at crime scenes on both sides of the Mexican border
The Inspector General’s report confirms that during the Congressional Investigation, to prevent further exposure of Operation Fast and Furious. The Daily Caller, through a Freedom of Information Act obtained emails sent between September and November of 2010. In the heat of the 2010 Congressional elections, were sent by the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler to Media Matters staffers to coordinate efforts to attack reporters covering the scandal. Targets included Townhall’s Katie Pavlich, Sipseystreet’s Mike Vanderboegh, Daily Caller’s Matt Boyle, and CBS’ Sharyl Atkisson.
Schmaler also emailed Matt Gertz of Media Matters to request that they attack Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips, because she didn’t appreciate Phillips asking for an investigation of Fast and Furious on Fox News. Even though Ms. Schmaler knew what Mr. Phillips said was true, she asked Media Matters to call him a liar and blame President George W. Bush. Chris Brown of Media Matters wrote a piece denying Fast and Furious had anything to do with gun control and dredging up old statements to smear Mr. Phillips a “right-wing extremist.”
The Fast and Furious Scandal seemed to end abruptly, a week after Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting Cabinet Secretary in American history to be held in contempt of Congress, when President Obama invoked Executive Privilege for the first time on June 20, 2012.
With Justice Department wrong-doing now confirmed by the Inspector General, Eric Holder will have to recuse himself and allow the that is charged with investigating alleged misconduct in the U.S. Executive Branch take over any further investigations. The current Special Counsel is , who was . Mr Comey was the second-highest ranking Justice Department official during the Bush Administration.
Although advisors to King George III counseled him to negotiate a settlement with the colonies in 1780, he continued to exercise Imperial Power over Americans, because his armies had inflicted heavy defeats on the Continental forces at the Siege of Charleston, the Battle of Camden and the Battle of Guilford Court House. But in late 1781, Lord Cornwallis and 7000 Red Coats surrendered at the . The defeat was so humiliating King George III drafted an abdication notice, which was never delivered.
The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama is now under siege by the multiplying forces of scandal are surrounding him. His enemies are becoming emboldened and some of his former allies in the press are now traitorously attacking him. When President Clinton found himself in similar dire circumstances, he took Dick Morris’ advice to politically “triangulate” to favor deregulation, balanced budgets and declaring the “.” Barack Obama’s advisors will increasingly want him to triangulate toward his opposition. But it would seem very challenging for him to relinquish any of the power of the Imperial Presidency?