By: Marilyn Assenheim
A brilliant and very politically astute friend has pointed out that the word ignorance is frequently misused, particularly with reference to politics.
His position is that ignorance is an active rather than a passive word. To be ignorant, he posits, one has to choose to ignore what is right in front of them. Truer words were never spoken.
The travesties visited on the nation by The Imperial President’s regime are legion: Government takeovers of private industry, Fast and Furious, the DOJ’s refusal to prosecute black law breakers, astronomical expenditures initiated by The Lyin’ King (still being blamed on his predecessor), illegal interim appointments, downplaying persistent Islamic violence, encouraging friendships with and giving financial aid to nations hostile to America while decimating US defenses and boosting foreign military might are just a few, past examples. Now we have Benghazi, IRS wrongdoing and persecution of the press. Despite this, there is a dogged, blinkered segment of the population, lead by the MSM, which gives Our Dear Leader and his administration a free pass. Joblessness, misery and looming financial ruin are at catastrophic levels, yet his approval rating, according to Gallup and Rasmussen polls, is currently 49%. Why?
The Benghazi outrage, resulting in the deaths of four Americans seems to be anything but an outrage to the ruling class. Benghazi has been proven to be a political cover-up. Everyone that should have been held to account for what didn’t happen that night, a Secretary of State too busy to read her emails and infuriated that she should be called in front of Congress (“What difference does it make now?”) and a president MIA that night, haven’t been. There is an astonishing lack of curiosity, real rage or action by the government and the public. Despite a performance that would be an improvement if it was merely a failure, Hillary Clinton has an enormous cadre of leftists slavering for her to throw her hat in the presidential ring in 2016; why, Michael Bolton (who?) would “walk across the country” if it would encourage that outcome. No one has held The Lyin’ King to account for Benghazi. Where was he? No one knows…and no one is asking. John Boehner refused to form a select committee to investigate. Boehner doesn’t believe that the situation has “yet risen to that level.” No? Why?
The IRS is springing so many leaks that if it was a ship it would be kissing the ocean’s sandy bottom. It turns out that Douglas Shulman, former Commissioner of the IRS, visited The Lyin’ King’s White House 118 times in two years. That averages more than once a week. Why? The IRS Commissioner’s is not a policy making post; the position merely carries out policy. Shulman’s predecessor, Mark Everson, also visited the White House under President Bush. Once. He visited once during his four-year tenure from 2003-2007. The “why?” of Shulman’s 118 visits is another ugly, unanswered question.
Lois Lerner’s story also grows ever more corrupt. The latest disclosure of her activities indicates that she, personally, granted tax-exempt status to the Action for a Progressive Future in 2011. Not just any liberal organization, this “foundation” is run by The Lyin’ King’s half-brother, Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama. According to The Daily Caller, however, Lerner’s involvement was even more grotesquely dishonest than it first appeared: “In the month before the foundation was granted tax-exempt status, the National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint with the IRS, asking why the group was allowed to solicit tax-deductible contributions when it had not applied for a determination. That’s when Lerner gave it the retroactive exemption back to December 2008.” How can this massive cesspool continue to be disregarded?
The answer is, of course, “ignorance.” It’s more than ignorance; it is avoidance.
Political Correctness aside, The Lyin’ King remains untouchable because he is black. Frank color blindness would dictate that, under the same conditions, any other president would have been run out of office during his first term. But liberal doctrine doesn’t sanction objectivity.
Delusional pigheadedness doesn’t change reality no matter how desperately liberals and RINO’s want it to. Ignorance of the law is not a defense against breaking the law. Neither is ignorance an excuse for a lack of political comprehension.