BY RON WILLIAMS
With the latest scandal-ridden goings-on involving the Obama Administration, it makes one wonder if we’ll ever have another scandal-free administration in our future!
But then again, can anyone remember a scandal-free administration? I certainly can’t in my lifetime. A lot of it (in any given previous administration) is the party not in power at the time digging up dirt on the current party in power. It’s certainly not as simple as that (especially in the current situation involving Benghazi, IRS and other current scandals), but it is usually the driving force behind the investigations. And it’s amazing how those scandals always escalate during the second term of any given president. (Richard Nixon resigned during his second term due to so much controversy. Bill Clinton was impeached in his second term by the senate.)
It’s the same for local administrations as well. But local politics pale in comparison to the amount of money involved in a national presidential campaign. We’re talking billions of dollars. And if there is anyone out there who truly believes that money and power doesn’t control the different political philosophies between a conservative and a liberal, a republican and a democrat, a rich or poor person…then they are out of touch with reality.
Amazingly, though, the economy is cooking along. The S&P and the Dow recently shot past records highs (regardless the fighting, finger pointing and political posturing). And when IRA’s, retirement plans and stock market players are happy…everyone is happy!
During times of war involvement in the United States, many of the scandals are overlooked or microscoped because there is such patriotism and things going on that the mainstream media is not nearly as interested in scandals because that takes a lot of work to uncover leads. But during the term of a president that many conservatives believe is one trying to tear this country apart, there is one scandal being reported after another. And it could get worse before it gets better. You can bet the digging isn’t over and the naysayers are continuing to line up.
We’d be more worried and upset if the economy wasn’t chugging along. Right now, all is rosy in financial land.
Ron Williams is a staff writer for The Columbus Packet. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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