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George F. Will: Obama rails against cynicism while scandals overwhelm him

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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    While "Thornbirds" ridiculously states, "And, absolutely, positively, pretend that nothing like this ever took place during any Republican presidency!", despite the fact that Mr. Will prominently displayed the quote from Nixon's articles of impeachment, s/he perfectly demonstrates the willful denial of those who so desperately seek to deny the obvious problems with this administrations.

    Of all the presidents since Truman's (a Democrat) famous use of the phrase, "The buck stops here", I must say that Obama, and his devotees, are the worst at accepting the meaning of it.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 16, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    does anyone bu tme feel like we are reliving the late 1990's all over again with republicans tripping all over themselves waistingt millions of tax payers money trying to undue the will of the peoples vote? how many billions of dollors did they waist to find out clinton lied about something in his private life and how exactly did all that waisted money work out for them and the americain people?

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    May 16, 2013 10:32 a.m.

    Re: "Amusing to watch Republican outrage the same things they did in office, e.g., all the crafty lying . . . ."

    Well, at least it's refreshing to here a liberal admit the Obama regime is engaged in "crafty lying," as well.

    That's a good first step. Now, if we can just get a hyperpartisan Congress to come together, as it did in the Nixon era, to take appropriate action against the regime for its crafty lying -- impeachment -- we'll have really advanced the ball.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 16, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    "....He [Obama] stigmatizes as the vice of cynicism what actually is the virtue of skepticism about the myth that the tentacles of the regulatory state are administered by disinterested operatives. And the voices that annoy him are those of the Founders...."
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    That's just not true. Obama has a different interpretation of what the founders meant than George Will does. So do I.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    May 16, 2013 9:41 a.m.

    Yes, the 5 year Republican plan seems to now be taking hold.
    Muddy the waters with everything possible, twist and turn everything to your advantage, throw in a great deal of confusion and many partisan white lies, and never, ever forget to say "NO" to absolutely everything.
    And, absolutely, positively, pretend that nothing like this ever took place during any Republican presidency!

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    May 16, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    George Will is not the only conservative I’ve heard these past few days bringing up Citizens United with regard to the IRS controversy. I would expect liberals to be more likely ones to be a defensive posturing mode. But here’s George Will alluding to it as a liberal narrative as he steers the discussion to big government instead of the issues of integrity.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    May 16, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    Amusing to watch Republican outrage the same things they did in office, e.g., all the crafty lying about WMDs. Meanwhile, back in Utah, Republicans calmly and reverently await the outcome of a gentlemanly and never-ending inquest into the shady dealings of our chief law enforcement officer. Swallow will be retired or dead of old age before we get any answers.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 16, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    Obama to Ohio State grads: "Government good, Liberty bad, Tyranny not real." His scandals prove the truth about Barrack Obama!