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Okay, so it’s looking like the administration deliberately leaked the IRS-leaning-on-Obama’s-enemies story. I guess the thought was, it was going to break anyway, why not use it to knock Benghazi off the front page?

I’m thinking. Maybe. This was not so smart. The media, possibly stung by the idea there really was a there there in Benghazi and they should probably have been covering it, decided this IRS stuff was just really…not cool, guys.

But this AP phone records story? May be the stupidest thing this bunch of bozos has done to date. Two months worth of phone records for New York, Washington, Hartford and the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, plus personal numbers. Outgoing, possibly incoming. The AP’s not sure yet.

If it was meant to be a Chicago-style warning, it was more of an “oh, hai — we have fucked up your relationship with your current and potential sources, possibly forever, and we know a whole bunch of stuff about your bidness that we shouldn’t. Kthxbai.”

Our journalist friends think a whole hell of a lot of themselves. This is going to move the media to rage, just when the administration needs them most.

I know, I know…this cascade of revelations seems awfully contrived, and maybe it is. But, if so, I don’t think it’s going to turn out quite the way they planned.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 14, 2013, 10:04 pm

Popcorn is really hard to identify in black and white. The things I learn through this blog.

I don’t doubt the media will pick itself up and swing into step behind him. But this is like the first time your abusive boyfriend gives you a black eye. It’s still love, but never quite the same again.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 14, 2013, 10:16 pm

I still smell a sucker punch. One of these current scandals will suddenly resolve itself with little or nothing to do with the Administration. You know the rest of the story – it was all a setup. Nothing to see here, move along. Mean, Partisan Republicans – can’t trust ’em – always accusing the innocent of bad things. Shame on them. Squirrel!

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 14, 2013, 10:39 pm

You know, I honestly thought that was Our Leader hiding a pile of skeletons?

Would have just as appropriate, come to think of it.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: May 14, 2013, 10:53 pm

We need to focus on Benghazi, and let the Tea Party groups sue the IRS and the Democrat Party (which has all but admitted it was their operation) under the Federal RICO statutes.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 14, 2013, 11:29 pm

Or buy a 303 and snuff out the Clintonites?

Comment from Gromulin
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:08 am

It’s lose-lose for our side folks. Two words: Preznit Biden

I’m sure it’ll be entertaining right up to the point that he nukes Canada.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:11 am

I know life experience has taught us to be toxically pessimistic…but I really think the other side is standing on their own dicks at the moment, shouting “stand firm, lads!”

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:19 am

There’s been a lot of evidence that the Obama administration has been really annoying the media with its stunts of intimidation, threats, leaning on reporters, throwing a fit when an interview isn’t rimming enough, and shutting out the press to make special in-house movies cut to be exactly what they like.

The press right now seems to have bust a seam on these latest bits, its just a bit too much for them to swallow. And nobody likes the IRS, its a fear of everyone, everywhere (especially in the media) that they’ll get reamed by the IRS for saying something the government doesn’t like.

But it won’t matter, not a bit. This won’t change things. The press will close the circle of wagons again.

Comment from Bruno Braun
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:22 am

I was just about to ask what the hell that was. I like the skeleton idea.

Comment from Jeff Gauch
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:39 am

I think* that Obama is going to resign, Biden will name Hillary as his VP, and sometime after 2014 will step aside. Or he’ll be assassinated by a right wing extremist so Hillary can ride the wave of sympathy into the election and take action against her political opponents. Voila, Hillary gets 10 years of President, even better than Bill. And by 2015 Chelsea will be old enough…

* I don’t really think any of this is likely, but it isn’t impossible.

Comment from Spad13
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:50 am

Uh, Jeff do you write horror stories for a living or is it just a hobby.

Cause you’re scaring the crap outa me.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:56 am

I think this was just the time that theone and his caretakers lost control. One can only manage so many strings on a puppet before it all fails. This is an administration that believes they are smarter than anybody else. They are smart enough to control it all. Except when it all rolls up at once. Then, these people who are smarter than the rest of us, attempt to convince the rest of of us that (1) this is all an illusion, (2) everybody else is a liar (3) it’s a conspiracy of the GOP, whereupon the weeper of the house grabs his crotch, confirms his lack of balls and agrees to agree with any DNC/whitehouse utterance.

Comment from JeffS
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:00 am

Jeff, that sounds logical, but there’s good reason to believe Hillary and Obama hate each other. Recall the 2008 election, where Hillary and Bill were after Obama, tooth and nail. It was only after Ted Kennedy (piss be upon his grave) endorsed Obama did the Clinton Clan fall into line.

And the only reason that Obama ever took her into his cabinet was the need to keep Bill Clinton on his side. Especially after Kennedy kicked the bucket, and Clinton was the de facto Senior Person of the Dhimmicrats.

And dear President Stompy Foot is way too narcissistic to ever resign. If he is impeached, they’ll have to send in a company of Marines with crowbars to pry his fingers away from the desk in the Oval Office.

And handing his “legacy” over to his token white boy, Biden The Clown? Even Obama has more dignity than that.

Conceded, what you posit is possible. I just think it’s unlikely.

Me, I think that Obama will spin and lie as long as he can, and use his considerable influence to make life hell for his opponents. That’s what happens in Chicago, after all.

Comment from dissent555
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:00 am

@ Jeff Gauch

In the Many-Worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, your story is actually happening to some poor bastards. So it just depends on what universe we are in.

Comment from Frit
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:05 am

Completely OT:

Love the pic, Stoaty! And yes, it does look like you’ve got your paws on a pile of bones there. 😉

Also of note – to me at least; I do not need to be fitted for a shark-proof swim suit – my Official Permanent Residence Visa for living in Oz has been approved! *Happy Ferret Dancing™* 🙂

Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:36 am

Blood, Tree of Liberty, Compost, or something along those lines.
This summer is turning out more fun than I was originally going to have. Wonder if I can get the TV plugged in closer to the pool. The impeachment hearings are going to be PARTY TIME!

We all wished it would only be a matter of time before this stumplefuck clusterfucked. It’s time to celebrate.

Comment from kilroy182
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:38 am

I simply stand in awe of the current flustercluck that is the American political arena. I will admit, as a young man I was naive. I voted for slick willy. I still feel dirty. Over the years I became more and more ‘conservative’, and now I’m a dyed in the wool Libertarian. I think S. Weasel nailed it in one with her first comment, but not just the media. The entire damn country seems to be suffering from battered wife syndrome.

Comment from Phineas
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:50 am

If you recall when the WH tried to ban foxnews from press pool…..the media spoke up albeit reluctantly…but now they should be fuming.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 15, 2013, 1:57 am

I submit to you that this is still more “cleverness” from Barky and his trainers. Cleverness plus they’re laying a large bet believing the odds are well in their favor (and they just may well be good odds at that). Boobus Americanus is now close to numbed-out and dumbed-down by scandal after scandal going back a generation or two. Look at what were considered impeachable offenses for Dickie 40 years ago; no big deal today. So, rather than have the Benghazi, IRS, AP wiretaps, and perhaps a few more yet-to-break scandals drag out serially, the PTB are dumping them on us in parallel betting that when it all sits there in a stinking pile of political compost no one will have the stomach to touch it.

Personally, I think they’ll get away with it unless they make any more mistakes in the gun owner control arena, especially if we get another Ruby Ridge or Waco. Then the shooting starts and it’ll be very asymmetrical and very diffused with a fair number of very well-armed and fairly well-trained people who are mad as Hell,refuse to take any more shit, and are willing to kill any bastard who just refuses to leave ’em alone.

@Oceania: .303 is good; I’m a .30-06 guy myself. Quite similar.

Comment from Nina
Time: May 15, 2013, 2:02 am

I know life experience has taught us to be toxically pessimistic…but I really think the other side is standing on their own dicks at the moment, shouting “stand firm, lads!”

I hope you’re right, Stoaty, but I’m not really optimistic about that. These SOBs get away with so much.


Comment from Nina
Time: May 15, 2013, 2:05 am

Oh, and congrats, Frit! From CA to Oz!

Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 15, 2013, 2:24 am

Boobus Americanus is about ready to be shoved aside by Iratus Americanus. There will be black eyes. I’ll take bets.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 15, 2013, 2:56 am

I’ll wager 50 Quatloos that Obama serves out his second term without Impeachment.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:00 am

Oh noooooo!

Frity is across the Ditch!

Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:15 am

Didn’t necessarily mean he WOULD be impeached. But he will have his balls cut off, hung on Pelosi’s doorknob, and there will be a wipe-out in the 2014 elections.

The dems are toast. The end. Finito.
This whole new-age liberal crap sandwich just wafted its smell to the average American. It’s done.

Comment from Anony Mouse
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:17 am

I’ll take that bet, Quasi. There’s not going to be an impeachment, especially not after the embarassment that was the Clinton impeachment.

Also, um, I could tell it was popcorn, Stoaty. Like, instantly. So at least someone got it.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:46 am

Liberalism is a religion…they are just as fanatical as the muzzies. Once you understand that, it all becomes very predictable.

Comment from francis
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:54 am

I was trying to figure out if you were hoarding ginger root or some sort of animal parts 🙂

Comment from EZnSF
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:55 am

The average American is not a liberal fanatic. The radical left have kept the average church-goer comfortable with poptart communion waffers.

Obama and his band just got caught with transsexual hookers. It’s done.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 15, 2013, 4:57 am

Oh yeah, try drawing popcorn with pen and ink some time. It just doesn’t work unless you make it cartoony.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: May 15, 2013, 5:48 am

So thats popcorn! English weasels are really small. I guess thats why they’re called Least Weasels over there.

Comment from GregO
Time: May 15, 2013, 6:21 am

Stay tuned – but I don’t think Obama impeachment is in the offing except for sound bites “This is clearly impeachable!” snorts Senator Blowhard who promises a full investigation. Sure. All con and BS.

First off, Obama is the worst thing outside of Pelosi for the democratic party – just let the imbecile in the White House keep doing what he does and he will go from the Obamessiah to jack-ass buffoon in the public’s eye. I am surprised it has taken this long – he really is an idiot; a creature of American media.

He is nothing but an image of a president; personally, I never thought of him as an American president. He has been for me a kind of novelty media figure; you know the late-night comedy show appearances; the utterly stoopid political policies; bad executive management, no leadership, on and on.

Just keep your head down, this asshat will send the IRS after you, attack you with a drone, and DHS has enough guns and ammo to kill everyone in the US several times over.

But remember, we all seem to fall into the trap of assigning too much significance to these government goons. Yes they are destructive assholes but America will survive, the American people are great, life is wonderful; just lie low and stay away from these f#cks. Oh, one more hot tip, don’t accept any presidential appointments like ambassador to anywhere.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 15, 2013, 9:45 am

Congratz, frits! Are you going to go all the way and apply for citizenship?

I plan to – and while I can still take the oath to Her Maj and not that jug-eared moron – but I haven’t nerved myself up to the thousand pounds it’s going to cost me yet.

Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:01 pm

Don’t forget the $750 that it will cost you to renounce your US citizenship.

But the ‘exit interviews’, where they try to talk you out of renouncing, should be comedy gold and provide enough material for at least a few posts.

BTW: If you pay the $750, then they talk you out of renouncing, do they refund the fee? I think not.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 15, 2013, 12:21 pm

Oh, I won’t renounce my American citizenship. No indeedy. I’m all about maximizing my options, not letting any go.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:04 pm

I’ll be happy to renounce Barky’s citizenship for him.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:05 pm

Impeach Obobo? And end up with President Joseph Biden??

Please. No jokes.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: May 15, 2013, 3:17 pm

I don’t think Teh One and cabal are being clever with this–far from it. Obama has consistently forgotten the iron rule of politics: the backscratching has to be *mutual*. He thinks it only goes one way. Lots of pissed-off Democrats that didn’t get bupkis for doing all the hard work of getting him elected, dragging Obamacare over the line with massive cheating, et. cetera ad infinitum. He has no friends. NONE. I believe what we are seeing is Insty’s famous preference cascade. Further, I think there are more buried bodies. I agree he *might* be able to skate the current scandals, but the tsunami of revelations indicates that a lot of people think he’s lost control and it’s safe (or safer) to act on their true wishes to smack him around. Somebody has found the Big Scandal, and is discreetly spreading the word to certain power brokers in DC. We may never know what the Big Scandal is–but the little scandals can still do him in.

I also doubt we’ll get impeachment, certainly no resignation that doesn’t involve a doctor’s note and involuntary commitment, but if his protective layer of minions is ripped away we could see some highly entertaining public tantrums that will diminish his power to the vanishing point.

Comment from AliceH
Time: May 15, 2013, 4:24 pm

I see too much potential backlash and bad consequences (like Biden!) via the impeachment path. I hope instead for containment, isolation, and sanctions galore – treat him and his whole administration like Iran.

Comment from weasel tablet
Time: May 15, 2013, 4:52 pm

Oh, I want him in place and impotent for the rest of his term. After we take control of the senate, insha’allah.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: May 15, 2013, 5:24 pm

I’ll be happy to renounce Barky’s citizenship for him.
Stark, you mean you have friends in the Indonesian government?

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 15, 2013, 6:13 pm

You can’t prove I wasn’t born here!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 15, 2013, 6:38 pm

I guess we could always impeach & remove both Barko & the Dumb Shit Biden & make our favourite spineless talking Boner the preznit. Yeah, that’d be a smart idear.

Comment from Tibby
Time: May 15, 2013, 7:27 pm

Popcorn, instant recognition. Cynical takes on impeachment, hum, kind of agree, I want him where I can see him…and yeah, Prez B – please, get real.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 15, 2013, 9:32 pm

I don’t trust ANY of the big media corps. No, not even Fox.

I see the poor, poor AP is trying to claim “Top Victim” status, and they’ll probably succeed by sheer volume and repetition.

Diversion. Watch the other hand.

Comment from mojo
Time: May 15, 2013, 9:47 pm

Speaking of diversions, Ace seems to be having a joke/contest for “most classy-sounding names for a whorehouse”

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 15, 2013, 9:53 pm

The big push now will be to make sure none of this stink gets on Hillary not that it will matter.

Comment from Frit
Time: May 16, 2013, 12:07 am

Thanks, Nina & Stoaty! 🙂

Yes Stoaty, I’m eventually going to apply for citizenship, but like you, not giving up my US citizenship either. I’m a Damned Yank, and proud of it, but I fear the US should be asking the question: “Where are we going and is that a JATO attached to this handbasket?”

*Laughs wickedly and waves to the Kiwi from across the ditch.*

Comment from Ripley
Time: May 16, 2013, 11:49 am

I grew up in Hyde Park in Chicago, which at that time (IDK if it’s still true) was in ward represented by an Independent (back when Dems on the South Side saw Hizzoner for what he was). It was ROUTINE for the City to rip up our streets and sidewalks and leave them that way whenever our alderman didn’t vote “correctly,” and the use of City employees, both for political campaigning and intimidation of critics, was routine. Then again, my grandparents remembered the Gray Wolves and Bathhouse Coughlin and Hinky Dink McKenna, so this was “the way”. The more I watch this, the more I have a feeling a deja vu all over again… and it wasn’t nice. There is a reason I left Chicago…

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