It takes a phony president to create a phony scandal

Barack Obama has been pretending to be president for five years. Now is weaknesses are catching up with him. Photo: Obama says scandals are phony Photo:

CHARLOTTEJuly 25, 2013 — The only thing phony about the scandals in Washington these days is the person who is directly behind them and that would be the President of the United States.

Once again Barack Obama has taken his oratorical show on the road to divert attention from the chaos and confusion surrounding his ineptitude as a leader. According to Obama, the scandals are all a figment of our imagination. They were created by mean-spirited, blood-sucking, partisan Republicans who want nothing more than to dethrone the king.

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Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” says Mr. Obama. It is time to stop “this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals.”

In a pair of speeches on Wednesday designed to sell his economic program to voters, Obama railed the opposition party and detractors for wasting so much time on meaningless charges that are interfering with the vital work he is doing to restore the economy.

The president claims the scandals are “phony,” but tell that to the families of the Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi or the small businesses that have suffered through the IRS fiasco. For three years Barack Obama blamed George Bush for his multitude of problems that were far more serious than he ever imagined. Now it is those dastardly Republicans with their phony sensationalism.

Obama wants to get down to work for the American people but there are just too many barriers in his way.

The reality is that the president has been getting “down to work” for nearly five years by talking about what he is going to do instead of actually doing anything.

How does the American public know the scandals in Washington are not phony? Because the president is talking about them trying to divert our attention. In his first Wednesday diatribe, Obama spoke longer than he did during the State of the Union message.

The oratory was familiar. There was nothing new. It was the same old, same old with the key emphasis on the idea that the Commander in Chief is working tirelessly to solve the country’s problems while congress wants to focus on scandal.

The American public know the scandals are real when the president employs diversionary tactics through speeches geared to change the subject. Major policy decisions at unusual or irrelevant times are a strong indication that scandal is creeping a little too close for comfort at the White House..

The scandals are real when top administration officials plead the fifth amendment. They are real when people with inside information are intimidated into keeping their mouths shut. Something smells when the Department of Justice calls for internal investigations of their own misconduct with the idea of making Americans believe they are dedicated to seeking solutions.

As Barack Obama would say, “Because it’s the right thing to do.”

Right for Mr. Obama, perhaps, but wrong for the country. What was that again? Oh yes, it is the scandals that are phony and not the administration.

As Obama’s “chickens are coming home to roost” with his healthcare monstrosity, for which the president devoted the first full year of his presidency, his glaring inadequacies as a leader, both domestic and foreign, grow exponentially by the day.

The truly sad reality of the situation is that genuine criticism of the president’s lack of leadership cannot be openly challenged without charges of racism entering the debate. And so the smorgasbord of indecision, confusion, uncertainty and, like it or not, scandal will continue for at least three more years.

The United States has long been known for its resiliency and its ability to rebound when its back is against the wall. The question is whether the country can hold on long enough to survive three more years of a president who is so out of touch with the people he serves that he does not even understand that it is he, himself, who is the real phony.

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About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. His goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.

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Bob Taylor has been travel writer for more than three decades. Following a career as an award winning sports producer/anchor, Taylor’s media production business produced marketing presentations for Switzerland Tourism, Rail Europe, the Finnish Tourist Board, Japan Railways Group, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council and the Swiss Travel System among others. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club ( and his goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime.


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