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The real vengeful, power-abusing face of President Barack Obama emerged this week amid growing scandals surrounding the administration’s misuse of power in allowing — and directing — an Internal Revenue Service harassment of the tea party and other conservative groups and revelations that the President’s Attorney General spearheaded a secret investigation of The Associated Press.
Some act surprised to find out the President is a power-mad despot who uses his office to go after real and perceived political enemies. Others say it was just a matter of time before the real Obama emerged for all of America to see.
Despite repeated denials of involvement in the scandals by the White House, sources close to Obama tell Capitol Hill Blue that the President not only knew of the activities but authorized both of the escalating scandals as well as other uses of his office to target those who disagree with his policies.
“This is just the surface,” says one former White House staff member who asked not to be identified. “Obama is worse than Nixon when it comes to abuse of power.”
Sources say Obama not only knew the IRS was targeting the not-for-profit status of conservative groups but both applauded and approved the efforts.
“The direction from the White House was clear,” says another former administration official. “If any group was perceived as an enemy they became a target.”
In following the President’s directions, the IRS challenged the tax status of not-for-profit groups that used the words “tea party” in materials or invoked other phrases like “power of the people” or simply the word “freedom.”
The goal was to revoke the not-for-profit status of these groups while not paying any attention to liberal groups that used words like “progressive.”
The President also authorized Attorney General Eric Holder to use secret subpoenas to seize phone records of The Associated Press because of its stories that detailed a CIA operation in Yeman to thwart a plot to bomb an airliner.
Holder now denies a role in the probe but sources say he instigated the investigation at the direction of the White House as part of Obama’s obsession with finding the source of leaks.
“Obama is a paranoid President,” says a Justice Department investigator. “He can’t stand things he cannot control.”
While claiming no responsibility, Holder defends the secret seizing of AP phone records.
“This was a very serious, grave leak that put the American people at risk,” he now says.
In reality, the AP stories put Obama’s abuse of power at risk and that was something the President can’t abide. Obama’s ego and lust for absolute power is beyond control.
Since becoming President, Obama has proven to be even more power mad that previous White House occupant George W. Bush. The Obama administration has expanded the use of wiretaps by the government, broadened the abuses of power under the USA Patriot Act and used the power of his office to investigate and harass those who disagree with him.
In this case, Obama has proven to be just another power-abusing politician who tries to wash his hands of the actions of his minions when they get caught. He likes to appear hands off but is — in reality — a control freak.
He’s a fake, a liar and a power-mad fraud.