Scandals to the left of me, scandals to the right of me

With so many scandals circling the Obama administration you wonder how all this is going to play out. While I will give a president a pass for making a mistake and owning up to it, Obama doesn’t seem go want to do that.

The fact that so many scandals are occurring for seemingly political reasons is bad news.

The point is, the President cannot micromanage the country. But he does set the tone for the leadership at our agencies. And that tone has turned out one scandal after another. Whether it was intentional or not, these things occurred under his watch. There is no cover of “blame Bush”.

Worse yet, there seems to be little or no remorse from Obama. Even the appointment of Susan Rice who is the center of another scandal smacks of wanton hubris.

One wonders where his moral compass is tuned to.

If Obama was the president of a public corporation he would have long been fired for bringing in lousy senior management and his arrogance in continuing to run the company into the ground. The reason why we have so many scandals arises from the leadership style in the Oval Office. He has allowed all of his appointed leaders to politicize their agencies. That approach never ends well because there is a public trust between the government and edge people. Once broken, you lose your political capital and moral authority to move legislation of significance.

At best Obama sits as a lame duck for the rest of his term. At worst, if it is found out that he did collude with the IRS to target tea party applications, he will be forced to resign rather than risk impeachment.


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