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Chase Knudsen @chaseknuts 7 years, 6 months ago

I feel like this has hit them hard. Benghazi will be remembered the same way Nixon was remembered for Watergate. He has failed me as a president, IMO.

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Brandon Komar @brandonimpossible 7 years, 6 months ago

Maybe it is just me, but it seems like every time a problem occures regarding this administration, leaders and those responsible escape criminal punishment and investigations by simply stepping down from their positions. Has anyone else noticed that? What is up with that?

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nathalie @nathaliedacosta 7 years, 6 months ago

as recent approval ratings show, the impact that the events of the past two weeks have had on the public opinion may take a while to present itself — if it does at all.

I don’t believe that lower-profile scandals like the IRS and AP, while both extremely disheartening, will have an overwhelming effect on the Obama admin. Its sad to think that an adultery scandal got more attention than either one of these, but presidents tend to get away with minor scandals if they aren’t simple enough for everybody to understand. Reagan had some minor slip-ups too, lets not forget. The president doesn’t control every facet of federal government.

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linda @lulubelle 7 years, 6 months ago

Sad to say, but I think it depends on the MSM and comedy shows portrayals. So far the general public is unaware/ uninformed because the wagons are still circled:

Benghazi involves the next dem 2016 contender, so they wont go too deep there.

The IRS scandal focus is on whether or not the conservative groups targeted should have received 501(c)3 or4 status rather than focusing on the discrimination of the case.

The DOJ case is partially focused on Fox- and they would love to see Fox go down in flames- unless Holder is found to have targeted super-liberal organizations, they will still cover for him.

Fortunately, every day brings a new issue, and as more come up, more individuals will be empowered to speak out against the regime. Whistle-blowers continue to arise, but a really big, top level one will be the only thing that will make a difference.

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Jonathan Fritzsche @caconservative 7 years, 6 months ago

@nathalie, it wasn’t the having sex in the oval office that got Bill in trouble. It was the fact that he lied under oath, which is truely egregious for a sitting president.

I don’t think there’s any way Obama finishes his term with the support of the public. I do think that he’ll finish out his term because there’s no way the Senate will vote to impeach him and he’s certainly not the type of guy to step down because of some breach of ethics. It’s definitely too early to make any judgement on whether he should be impeached, but if it comes to light that the IRS did not take explicit orders from the White House to target conservatives (members of congress certainly did and the White house certainly did so implicitly), that would be far worse in my eyes as it would show that the culture of the IRS has been compromised to the point where they are targeting these groups on their own.


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