By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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"These are the tactics of the Third World." — Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican,on the combined effects of the Benghazi matter, the Justice Department seizure of Associated Press phone records and the IRS probe of conservative groups, before the Senate.
President Obama has pleaded ignorance and said he knew nothing about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups during the 2012 election season until news reports surfaced last Friday.
There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening. In many ways, the reaction of government officials to the attacks was also troubling. It was the same for both attacks. Initially, there were those in government who looked for the cause of the attack at home, and it found something about America — something actually important — to blame for each attack. Perhaps they were just in denial, or perhaps they actually meant it — it's hard to tell. They were wrong.
There have been two terrorist attacks on the United States in less than a year. The fact that they happened is frightening to many Americans, but that is not all that is frightening.
President Obama must be held accountable for the Boston bombings. Instead, Mr. Obama and his media allies are desperately trying to deflect blame for the horrendous atrocity. Yet the fact remains that the bombings were the most devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.
When asked on left-leaning MSNBC why President Obama refrained from describing the Boston bombings as a "terrorist attack," David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's longtime political adviser, readily saw a political opportunity. The blood had not been washed away from the streets. We had yet to count the casualties.
Bipartisanship is honored mostly in the breach, but nowhere is there more agreement among partisans in Washington than in celebration of Rahm Emanuel's admonition that "you never want a crisis to go to waste."
Former Obama adviser and MSNBC contributor David Axelrod proposed Tuesday morning that perhaps the president was hesitant to call the Boston Marathon bombings a "terror attack" because of who may have been behind it.
One of President Obama's top advisers and strategists during his first term has a book deal.
Two senators from the so-called Gang of Eight working on bipartisan immigration reform said Sunday that the rollout of a bill that can pass the chamber is imminent, but two leading Republicans called such talk "premature" and said legislation on such an important topic must not be rushed.
David Freddoso's "Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Re-elect Barack Obama" is essential reading for how the palace guard media stole the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama. This wasn't an election, but a media selection.
Chris Matthews offered his help Monday night to get Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House in 2016.
The allegations are already flying after MSNBC and NBC News hired President Obama's former White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, and the president's top campaign adviser, David Axelrod.
Senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, David Axelrod, is teaming up with MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst, the networks said Tuesday.
"I really view the Benghazi flare-up right now as throwing a high hard one at Hillary Clinton to try and dissuade her from running for president," Mr. Axelrod told MSNBC on Wednesday.
"There's so much underneath you that you can't know," Mr. Axelrod said.