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A Hat Trick of Scandal (Townhall.com) May 30, 2013

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

Political attacks that stick are ones that reinforce concerns people already have. For that reason, President Obama’s scandals will hurt. Although they involve three different federal agencies and the White House, they all have three things in common:

First, the scandals all involve abuses of executive power. After already stretching executive power with drone strikes, czars and executive orders, this has pushed it to a new level.

Second, Obama’s response to the scandals underscored his aloofness. He said he was angry with the IRS as you were—as if the IRS was not his responsibility.

Finally, these scandals are about big government which, finally, could not be tamed and managed. A president who sought to grow government and take it into new areas of our lives will now see government run amok as the legacy of his second term.

URL: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/672878

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