Explaining the Obama kingdom of Scamalot
When a professional athlete goes from one team to another and says, “It isn’t about the money,” the rule of thumb is this: it’s about the money.
When James Clapper says he didn’t intend to mislead Congress, you can rest assured he intended to mislead Congress.
When Eric Holder says he favors protecting the press, it’s a given he’s into (selectively) prosecuting the press.
When Jay Carney says only a pair of miscreant IRS employees in Cincinnati were responsible for the failings of an entire organization, you can instead know this: the fish rots from the head.
Obama’s kingdom of Scamalot has been created and sustained by 1) the quest for power and control, 2) the self-deluding thought that the means don’t matter as long as the goal is achieved and challengers are punished, 3) having a team of world-class sycophants who are unwilling to substantively challenge Obama or to tell the emperor he has no clothes, 4) the idea that academically or governmentally credentialed “elites” know what people need more than the people themselves, 5) the paradoxical and absolute belief in the absence of absolute truth, absolute morality, and absolute rightness, 6) an unexamined do as I say and not as I do worldview, 7) convincing the media to watch what the Administration says and not what it does.
Scamalot (that is, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS, press prosecutions, the all knowing surveillance state, etc.) is thus not an anomaly, but is rather the logical conclusion of the beliefs, words, and actions of President Obama.
Above-board and non-Scamalot failings (Barack Obamacare, the regulatory state, class warfare, the debt, the deficit, unemployment and underemployment, etc.) are also inevitable as they depend on the foundational precepts that created and sustained Scamalot.
How will this end? The same way it’s been trending: poorly.