Sorry for the length, but I didn't have time to write a short blog.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Meme to Cover Them All

Seldom do we get to see a meme that not only tries to put three different political controversies in one place, but gets all three of them wrong.

Benghazi cover up has had more hours and more hearings than all previous attacks on American consulate personnel since 9/11.  Not a single of instance of "cover up" has been found despite what certain Republicans would have you believe.  As to the so called misleading talking points, even if they were managed and pure fiction, it is not a crime to lie or mislead the press. If it were, we would have to replace the entire Congress.

Following the abuses of power by Richard Nixon using the IRS to attack political enemies, Congress passed laws to ensure that the White House could no longer meddle in IRS affairs.  You may have noticed that the IRS director involved during the most recent mess was appointed by Bush.  The five year appointment is one example of these laws.  There is no evidence-zero evidence-that the executive branch had anything to do with the IRS targeting of conservative political groups.

The phone records, now expanded to include millions of Verizon customers and possibly internet records and who knows what else is a direct result of the Patriot Act.  I am not defending the stupidity of the Act, but pointing out that these actions have now been in place for over a decade.  It needs to go. The DOJ going after records have nothing to do with corruption, real or imagined, in the Obama administration or the Bush administration and everything to do with what we let Congress take in response to 9/11. 

So basically we have a meme which is completely wrong.  I have just one thing to say: