What’s Most Interesting To Me This Week

We regularly survey our clients and readers for input on the topics I write about week in and week out. We do that because I want to write about what is most interesting to you. But very consistently, you all tell me that you want me to write about what is most interesting to ME.

With that in mind, I’ll touch on two troubling things surrounding the Obama administration. As you know, President Obama has been embroiled in numerous serious scandals this year.  Yet the mainstream media has done its best to sweep them under the rug. That’s no surprise, really.

Scandals are not new for American presidents. But imagine if any of Obama’s recent scandals had happened when a Republican president was in office in recent years: Bush (43), Bush (41) or Reagan before them. They would have been ridden out of town on a rail by the media!

So let’s just look at two recent examples. I’ll give you a few opening thoughts and then provide you a link to the story. You can decide for yourself. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a conservative or a liberal. Both sides should think about this.

IRS “Snooping Scandal” Linked Back To Obama Administration

The Obama administration and the mainstream media would have us believe that the IRS scandal targeting conservative non-profit groups was a just a couple of “rogue agents” in the Cincinnati IRS office. It wasn’t – the facts are in. Conservative non-profit groups were widely targeted. And just recently we learned that this scandal goes all the way back to the White House. The truth is now clear, but the media is ignoring it. Read for yourself:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323681904578642180886421040.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Obama’s Abuse of Presidential Power

President Obama has abused the power of his office more than any president in modern history. And that’s not just my opinion. Simply type “Obama abuse of power” into Google or any search engine and you will find thousands and thousands of articles on this very subject.

obama-abuse

The list of scandals circling this president is long and growing, yet the media is largely silent. Obama’s strategy of blaming Republicans for everything has largely silenced them as well. In his latest speaking tour around the country, Mr. Obama has stated very openly that he intends to use his executive power whenever and however he can. On July 24, at Knox College in Illinois, he said:

“We’re going to do everything we can, wherever we can, with or without Congress.”

Put differently, this president is attempting to dismantle our historical system of checks and balances by intentionally circumventing Congress and the courts. Obviously, the Left won’t complain, but conservatives should be speaking out. For the most part, they are not. This is very troubling.

There are plenty of articles on this subject if you just search for “Obama abuse of power.” But here is one that particularly caught my attention:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324136204578639953580480838.html

Obama’s main strategy, above all, is to discredit Republicans and win back the House of Representatives in 2014. If he succeeds, he will have complete control of the government, and his last two years in office will be a disaster such as we have never seen in our lifetimes.

As much as conservatives are disappointed in Republicans, we can’t let this happen!

Here’s another recent article on Obama’s power grab:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/06/10/nsa-spying-obama-column/2405991/

I’ll leave it there for now. Let me know what you think.





Posted 08-09-2013 3:36 PM by Gary D. Halbert
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