Reading about it in the newspaper

With the onslaught of scandals descending on America and this president, one cannot help but ask questions.

Benghazi? Obama passed the torch on this one. Susie and Hillary covered for him. The whistleblowers are talking and his cover is blown. Where was he when the Benghazi attack was happening? No one seems to know. We knew exactly where he was and what he was doing when Bin Laden was taken out. According to several whistleblowers, Hillary lied. Why? Who issued the “stand down” order? Who chose not to defend our American embassy? Why? Who has that level of authority?

The IRS scandal? Obama feigns outrage. He says he knew nothing about it until he read the newspaper? Why: If, and that’s a big “if,” he really knew nothing about it, this man needs to know why he wasn’t advised. Illegal actions such as these have been, at least once previously, grounds for impeachment. It happened in his administration and his aides told him nothing? He should fire everyone involved if he really was told nothing. Was the captain of the Titanic not told about hitting the iceberg? Did George Bush learn about the 9-11 attacks from the newspaper? Did Dwight Eisenhower learn from the newspaper of our U2 aircraft being shot down? Aides advised those men because that’s what aides do.

Kathleen Sebelius is “shaking down” health care entities for millions, unethical and probably illegal. Obama knows only what he reads in the newspaper.

The seizure of AP and Verizon telephone records violates the Constitution. In the Obama administration, this happens far too frequently. As president, he swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.” On my desk is a small printed copy of the Constitution. I have read and studied it. This president should try reading and defending it. From Washington to Obama, and every president in between, they all swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.” The administration of this president violates it, or attempts to do so, and he reads about it in the newspaper? Why doesn’t he know what his administration does? We need to know why.

Regarding far too many scandals, he has a really good explanation. “I was for it, before I was against it, but I didn’t know anything about it until I read it in the newspapers.” When impeachment proceedings are initiated against him, do you think his “very efficient administration” will advise him, or will he read about it in the newspapers?

Joseph C. Duckworth