There was a movie a couple of years ago called, The Perfect Storm. A number of weather events converged to create a monster storm in the Atlantic. It’s beginning to appear as if a Perfect Storm is building in Washington, DC.

There are three scandals coming to light in Washington—four, if you include the Kermit Barron Gosnell trial in Philadelphia. First is the Benghazi investigation. We now know that not only were the Marine guards reduced during Hilliary’s term as SecState, that warnings of the attack were received in advance, that security forces were stood down from the beginning of the attack and the WH and the State Department tried to blame a You Tube video that was uploaded months previously and that had very few viewings.

The second is the IRS’ attempted intimidation by audit of the tax-exempt status conservative and Jewish groups supporting Israel and of those similar groups applying for tax-exempt status. We now know this affront was started in the IRS HQ in Washington, not solely in the Cincinnati field office as initially claimed. In fact that Cincinnati office isn’t a field office at all. It is the prime office governing Tax-exempt applications and audits of those tax-exempt organizations. This scandal continues to grow as more evidence is being uncovered that shows the audits of conservative and Jewish groups was much wider than initially thought.

The third scandal that has just appeared is the DoJ’s “investigation” of reporters of the Associated Press. The DoJ wiretapped 20 lines in the AP’s Washington office and seized telephone records of hundreds of reporters. The DoJ has refused to explain their actions. So much for Obama’s administration for the 1st Amendment and freedom of the press.

The pressure on Obama is mounting and the stress is showing. He’s acting more and more erratic. In a fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein’s home with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, he blamed Rush Limbaugh as the reason why ‘Pubs won’t cooperate with him and give him a rubber stamp to do whatever he wants. It’s like a child having a hissy-fit when that child doesn’t get what he wants. It is reminiscent of Nixon wandering the halls of the White House during his last days, conversing with the ghosts of past presidents and crying in the arms of Henry Kissinger.

However, Nixon was, by heritage, a Quaker. Obama’s heritage is that of a socialist, a Marxist.  Nixon, under pressure, reverted to his heritage. He sought forgiveness and redemption, an inculcation of his Quaker heritage that lead to his resignation.

We don’t know what Obama will do under pressure, but we can assume he won’t resign like Nixon. No, I would expect Obama to be more like Hitler, hiding to the last in a bunker as events sweep toward him, lashing out against his foes to the end.

In the mean time, we live under that old Chinese curse: “to live in interesting times.” Personally, I’d rather it’d not be quite so interesting. However, that option was taken from us with Obama’s reelection.

Oh, *&%@#*, it’s Monday!

In an earlier post this month, I wrote about Life Events can occur to upset our routines. Well, we had another such event over the weekend. That means today’s post will be rushed and short. Crud!

The Benghazi scandal grew over the weekend and a new one appeared. In case you haven’t heard, the IRS targeted groups applying for tax-exempt status or reviewing the tax exempt status of a number of specific groups. Groups whose name included “Tea Party,” “Patriot,” “912,” or if the groups were Jewish organizations supporting Israel.

A new revelation is that the IRS “leaked” confidential information about some conservatives to the media. Some of those whose info was leaked was Mitt Romney and possibly others.

The Inspector General of the Treasury Service has begun an investigation. It now appears those targeted were not limited to the groups above but in 2012, was expanded.

The internal IG timeline shows a unit in the agency was looking at Tea Party and “patriot” groups dating back to early 2010. But it shows that list of criteria drastically expanding by the time a June 2011 briefing was held. It then included groups focused on government spending, government debt, taxes, and education on ways to “make America a better place to live.” It even flagged groups whose file included criticism of “how the country is being run.” 

By early 2012, the criteria were updated to include organizations involved in “limiting/expanding government,” education on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and social economic reform. 

Taken together, the findings of the IG and the initial admissions by the IRS Friday are fueling complaints from Republicans on Capitol Hill. — Fox News.

The snowball of revelations, of an enemies list, perhaps of criminal behavior, is rapidly rolling downhill. For those of you who didn’t live through the last months of Nixon’s last term, the events we are seeing now are almost identical to those leading to Nixon’s resignation. Both cases involved a cover-up. In Nixon’s case it was the burglary at Watergate. For Obama, it is Benghazi. For Nixon, it was a criminal act of Breaking and Entering. For Obama, it could be criminal negligence leading to four deaths.

Nixon, at least, had the smarts to realize the end was coming and left office for the good of the country. Obama cares not for the good of the country. His primary care is his own welfare and keeping his hide intact.

As we progress through this morass, do some reading on the events during the last months of Nixon’s second term. Then compare those events with that of Obama’s second term. Amazing how similar the two are, isn’t it?