President Obama's second term has suddenly become embroiled in three scandals that have put the Administration on the defensive:
- Questions about the White House's role in communications about the Benghazi embassy attack,
- The IRS's unfair targeting of conservative groups for tax harassment, and
- The Justice Department's decision to sub-poena phone records from AP reporters in an investigation of a national security leak.
These scandals have eclipsed whatever policy agenda the Administration might otherwise have been pursuing. And they have prompted some to suggest that the Republicans will clean up in the midterm elections and that President Obama's second term is already effectively over.
The Administration's political opponents are obviously doing everything they can to make the scandals sound positively outrageous and to hold the White House directly responsible for them.
And each of these events certainly deserves to be investigated.
As yet, however, despite the decibel level of theRead More »from Scandals Have Derailed Obama’s Second Term–But Are They Really Scandals?