Is It Time for a Hillary Clinton Coronation?

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Donna Brazile said if Hillary enters the presidential race, we can expect a Hillary Clinton coronation.

…if Hillary Clinton gets into the race, there will be a coronation of her, because there are so many Democrats who last time around supported her, who I think are anxious to see her back out there again.

Let’s Have a Hillary Clinton Coronation Now…

We shouldn’t wait for the 2016 presidential campaign to begin for a Hillary Clinton coronation. Let’s nominate Hillary Clinton for Queen of Benghazi and worst secretary of state in modern history, for her disastrous job performance as Secretary of State, culminating in the horror of Benghazi, and the cover-up that followed. Her testimony in Congress demonstrated indifference and insensitivity towards our fallen heroes at Benghazi and their grieving families.

Hillary Clinton: What Difference Does It Make?

“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” (Then let them eat cake)
– Marie-Thérèse of Spain, wife of Louis XIV (note: quote often mis-attributed to Marie Antoinette)

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Hillary Clinton: “What difference does it make?”

The comment “what difference at this point does it make” reminded me of the complete indifference and contempt European royalty often showed towards their starving masses.

I cannot help but wonder how the survivors and families of our fallen Benghazi heroes felt when they heard this insensitive comment. I’m sure they’re more interested in getting to the truth than Hillary Clinton’s rhetorical gymnastics to evade responsibility and preserve her chance for the presidency.

Hillary Clinton Amateur Hour

I blogged recently about Hillary Clinton’s lack of qualifications for Secretary of State, a job usually filled by those with considerable foreign policy and diplomatic experience, often with cabinet level experience as well. Hillary had none of those qualifications, unless we count sipping tea with foreign first ladies.

Her successor, John Kerry, is only slightly more qualified for secretary of state than Hillary Clinton. He served as chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, not exactly the depth of foreign policy and diplomatic experience needed for secretary of state, but at least more than Hillary Clinton’s. Like Hillary Clinton, John Kerry had also never run a cabinet department, though the State Department is one of the largest departments, with far flung embassies, consulates, and offices in almost every nation.

Bad Secretary of State Appointments Reflect on Obama’s Incompetence

You’d think Obama would have learned that foreign policy and diplomatic experience makes a huge difference for a Secretary of State, but Obama still doesn’t ‘get it.’ Initially, Obama wanted to appoint Susan Rice as Secretary of State, but she withdrew after howls of outrage about her own lackluster job performance as UN ambassador, and as Assistant Secretary of State when our embassies in Africa were destroyed.

I’d like to propose another coronation: Barack Obama as the worst president in modern history. Jimmy Carter is smiling now, as he’s been surpassed as the worst modern president. Barack Obama is like ‘Jimmy Carter on steroids.’ Jimmy Carter threw our long time friend and ally the Shah ‘under the bus’, in the process creating conditions that led to the Afghan wars, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars.

One need only watch some of Morsi’s speeches to realize Muhammad Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood represent radical political Islam, hardly a source of moderation. In Morsi’s campaign kick-off rally, Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Launches Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi’s Campaign: Mursi will restore the “United States of the Arabs” with Jerusalem as its capital. Video:

http://youtu.be/QI3wG3loKlA

Obama has thrown Mubarak and several other friends and allies ‘under the bus’ and allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take their places. I shudder to think what lies in store during the rest of Obama’s presidency, as conditions have deteriorated in the region, and should remind us of the Balkans just before World War I, needing only a spark to set off a major war.

The sad part about all of this is that the Middle East is burning, Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear terrorist power, and America has lost virtually all credibility in the region. The blog Debka reported recently that Obama called Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, but he refused to take Obama’s call. Apparently el-Sisi didn’t want the same dressing down Obama gave Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, when Obama demanded that Mubarak step down. El-Sisi’s staff offered to transfer Obama’s call to interim president Adly Mansour but Obama refused.

For thousands of years in the Middle East, leaders have admired strength, and despised weakness. Obama set a tone of weakness during the first months of his presidency, with an ‘apology tour’ of the world, especially the Middle East. Obama even bowed down to Saudi King Abdullah, which is not the custom.

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Obama Bows to Saudi King

Hillary Clinton continued the apology tour by apologizing for a third-rate video posted on YouTube that our government had nothing to do with producing. Initially, Benghazi was spun as a demonstration about the video that spun out of control. The apologies were apparently intended to reinforce the spin that Benghazi was nothing more than a demonstration that turned violent, but conveniently after the election it has emerged there was no demonstration, there was an organized terror attack, and the video had nothing to with the attack, and in fact the video was posted months before the attack. Here’s Hillary Clinton and Obama apologizing for something our government had absolutely nothing to do with, implicitly accepting blame for Muslims who were offended by the video.

The Benghazi Cover-up Has Clinton Fingerprints

The Clinton years were infamous for numerous scandals, and aggressive tactics designed to cover-up these scandals. All of the same trade craft tactics are evident in the Benghazi cover-up, such as intimidation of prospective witnesses, withholding evidence, and constant spin, spin, and more spin.

Two days after the attack the ‘spin cycle’ was in full play when Hillary Clinton testified before a Congressional committee. Rep. Adam Kinzinger told the Washington Times:

“Two days after this attack, we were in a briefing with Hillary Clinton and she screamed at a member of Congress who dared suggest that this was a terrorist attack. Now we find out that while it was happening, they knew it was a terrorist attack.”

Hillary Clinton Coronation as President?

Unfortunately, unless the GOP gets its act together, nominating a good candidate, and growing the base to include many more Hispanic and Asian voters, Hillary Clinton is likely to become the next president and we will indeed have a coronation!

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Bob Quasius is the founder and president of Cafe Con Leche Republicans

Obama Impeachment?

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the stunning prediction that Obama will not finish his second term. Huckabee, widely respected and not known for partisanship, may be right!

The Political Demise of Richard Nixon

Richard NixonJohn F KennedyMany older Americans remember the Nixon years. Richard Nixon was reelected in a landslide, but the groundwork for Nixon’s demise was laid during his first term. The Nixon administration engaged in dirty tricks to aggressively undermine his opposition.

The White House “plumbers” were hired to repair “leaks” of sensitive information that embarrassed Nixon. With no accountability or oversight, the “plumbers” were soon out of control. One night they broke into Democratic National Headquarters (DNC) at the Watergate Hotel, and were arrested.

Nixon didn’t know in advance about the burglary, and was furious. Like most presidents, Nixon’s king-sized ego that would not allow apology, and instead he covered-up, which led to Nixon’s downfall.

Nixon, like John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson before him, unleashed the IRS to go after his enemies, which also came to light during the furor over Watergate.

Nixon was able to cover-up scandals during his first term, but during his second term a steady drip-drip-drip of revelations about Nixon’s abuses of power appeared in the news media, and eventually Congress began impeachment proceedings, and when impeachment became apparent he resigned.

Obama’s Abuse of the IRS

Obama impeachmentLike Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, the Obama administration used the IRS to intimidate enemies. The latest revelations are truly shocking. Any organization whose name included “tea party” or “patriot” received intense scrutiny from the IRS, which demanded answers to questions about donors, volunteers, Facebook posts, even which legislators they had talked to.

Now Jewish groups who had opposed Obama’s Mideast policies have revealed they were abused by the IRS too, and the Koch brothers revealed in 2010 the White House had information about them which could only have come from the IRS.

If Obama abused the IRS to intimidate and harass his political enemies, that may well lead to an Obama impeachment, just as it did with Nixon.

‘Fast and Furious’ may also lead to Obama impeachment

During Obama’s first term, the Obama administration sold over 2,000 high powered assault weapons to Mexican narco-traffickers, supposedly to track these weapons, but nobody put tracking devices in the guns or tracked them. Border patrol agent Brian Terry was killed with one of these guns, which initiated the scandal.

Basically the guns were allowed to ‘walk.’ The Mexican government was not told and dozens of innocent Mexicans were killed by drug traffickers with these weapons.

When Congress investigated, the Obama DOJ dragged its feet for months, withholding requested information. The eventual subpoena led to a showdown with Obama. With Holder about to be held in contempt of Congress, Obama threw an overreaching blanket of executive privilege over everything related to ‘fast and furious.’ Congress held Eric Holder in contempt, and not surprisingly the DA refused to prosecute his boss. Any day now we can expect a court to order compliance with the subpoena, court appeals, but in the end Obama will lose and the truth about ‘fast and furious’ will be public.

Will the Benghazi cover-up lead to Obama impeachment?

The full story of the tragic loss of four American heroes in Benghazi begs to be told. Benghazi was unmistakably a terror attack from the beginning, but Obama lied for weeks to assure his reelection.

There was nothing criminal about Obama’s actions leading up to Benghazi, but the incompetence will sink Hillary’s career and tarnish Obama’s leadership. Terror attacks on American diplomatic outposts are nothing new. Two U.S. embassies in Africa were destroyed by car bombs during the Clinton years with massive loss of life. Hillary Clinton was first lady, and Susan Rice the Associate Secretary of State for Africa at the time. Amazingly, Hillary Clinton ignored numerous urgent requests for beefed up security.

Obama failed to authorize military support when told about Benghazi, and at least two who died could have been saved with military support in the region. The Obama administration sought to cover up this gross incompetence to get past the election just two months later, and Susan Rice and Obama clearly lied to the American people about a third-rate video and “spontaneous” demonstration, to divert attention from the fact Al Qaeda is as dangerous as ever.

It remains to be seen whether witnesses in Congress were induced to lie and obstruct. There are already serious allegations a recent witness was the victim of retaliation. One thing is already apparent. The “talking points” from the intelligence community, which Jay Kearney said received one minor insignificant edit before release, were edited 12 times and scrubbed of any terror references. The Review Board that reviewed Benghazi didn’t interview key witnesses, who now are testifying in Congress. Apparently, the review board was a whitewash from the start!

Will Congress consider an Obama impeachment?

If an impeachment vote were held today, it would undoubtedly fail. Congress generally won’t impeach a popular president.

Bill Clinton committed impeachable offenses and was impeached, but the Senate balked at removing Clinton from office because he was still popular.

However, as these scandals grow and the wheels fall off of Obamacare next year, Obama’s approval ratings can be expected to sink to rock bottom levels, and we may well see an effort to impeach Obama. The Obama recovery is worse than the Bush recession, and the public is tired of a jobless economy. Bush has been out of office for four years now, and Obama owns the economic morass though he still blames Bush.

In my opinion, Obama is the worst president in modern history, and the only reason he was reelected is that Mitt Romney wasn’t the best candidate, and didn’t run a good campaign against Obama.

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Bob Quasius is the founder and president of Cafe Con Leche Republicans. Reposted from Cafe Con Leche Republicans.

ICYMI: Rep. Paul Gosar on C-Span’s Washington Journal Discussing Benghazi Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S (AZ-04) appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal to discuss the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Benghazi Consulate attack.

Please click HERE or the image below to watch the interview:

“There’s accountability in the private sector, but what we lack here is accountability in the public sector.”
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“This narrative that was put out was a deceitful lie that misled the American public.”
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“There is definitely a problem that we’ve got here. It’s not a matter of if, it’s just when, this is going to happen again and that’s why these hearings are so important.”

Barack Obama – The President of Shiny Objects

President Obama is a president of shiny objects. He deflects, distracts and distorts as his method of governing.

Here are two examples:

Back in the second week of June, Attorney General Eric Holder was under fire by the US Senate during testimony in the US Senate. There were calls for his resignation and contempt citations. The US Supreme Court was also due to release its ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. And the Inspector General released a report on Secret Service misconduct. What did President Obama do? He issued the notorious deferred action order which basically told children born to illegal immigrants in the US that federal agencies would ignore existing law and put them into some vague legal limbo.

THIS WAS A DISTRACTION.

Fast forward to September 11, 2012 and four US citizens including an ambassador are murdered in cold blood while serving at the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The President and his administration do everything they can to avoid using the word terrorism but it becomes very apparent that they and their willing accomplices in media (with the exception of FoxNews) finally get caught omitting and covering for candidate Obama right before the election. Suddenly and strangely, the head of the CIA self-outs himself as an adulterer and immediately resigns his position days before he is scheduled to testify before the US Senate on what really happened in Benghazi. Coincidence?

One thing is certain. Everyone’s attention has been shifted off the four murdered Americans on to a titillating and salacious sex scandal involving US generals and Pentagon housewives.

The lesson to be learned here? Keep your eyes on this president. His MO is to deflect, distract, distort, divide and deny.