Obama recently gave a speech in which he attempted to marginalize those of us who are anti-statists. Obama was speaking to young people getting ready to graduate and go out into the world. Obama highlighted government service, and he told his young audience to reject the voices which are criticizing government and warning of tyranny, implying that the critics of government are unfairly denigrating government for no good reasons.
Since that speech, media have been overloaded with reasons to criticize government, especially government that violates individual rights and exercises powers that are un-constitutional. On top of Benghazi and the IRS scandals, yesterday media was finally realizing, because it happened to them, how out of control this government has become. The DoJ has accessed phone conversations of a 100 or more journalists under the guise of investigating a leak regarding some overseas military mission. The overly broad scope of the investigation has caused media to push back, so you know the rights violations are serious, now.
Obama claims he knows nothing about the phone spying, and he said he learned about the IRS scandal from the news reports on Friday. I don't believe either of these claims. It's obvious that this administration is as corrupt as some of us thought they were, and probably more corrupt than anyone imagined. All the political vermin who supported Obama because that's where the power resided are now scurrying for cover.
But don't write off Obama, and don't think that media will necessarily destroy Obama. If there's a Tea Party reaction that crosses a line and, say, a violent act occurs, the media will switch to Tea Party destruction and try their best to wipe away the memory of all Obama scandals by explaining them away. The Obama administration is simply trying to bring all media in line during this scandal blitz he knew was coming. The Obama adminstration is firing warning shots at whistleblowers and ambitious journalists. Unless Obama is impeached, he still has power, and he doesn't show any signs of bending to humility and admitting to any wrong-doings. I'm sure the State machine is busy strategizing how to turn this bad-news dump into an overload that backfires on Republicans and those like myself who are warning about the dangers of a powerful State.