Progressives in government are testing the American people's ability to govern themselves. Obama was right in his tyranny speech when he said the American experiment of self-governance is being questioned, but it's being questioned by him, not by the voices warning of tyranny.
Media appeared to turn on the administration after the IRS discrimination and AP phone spying stories came out, but now they're once again slowly circling the wagons, protecting Obama. We'll now hear more stories and more analyses of Republican over-reaction and how Obama was not really involved in the IRS and AP scandals. When Benghazi is mentioned, media hacks will roll their eyes, say that the administration has turned over emails, then talk about how Republicans are blocking immigration reform.
I won't be surprised if media turns the corruption around to blame Republicans for trying to destroy Obama, making it completely about a political battle between the GOP and the first black President. In reality, what we're witnessing is Progressivism and Statism in action. Progressives continue to consolidate power, and they're banking on the public zoning out and becoming submissive. These aren't scandals, but rather the normal course of action for progressives in a statist system. Progressives are determined to use interventionist government in ways that offend those remaining who care about the Constitution, and we'll see how many are left who care about the Constitution or even know what it says. Progressives are convinced they have a majority who care more about government action than Constitutional limits.
After a century of Progressive advancements, the public has been trained and softened to the point government can do pretty much whatever it wants to do. Obama's lies will be forgotten, most likely, or just accepted. The State machine will send out their operatives who'll obscure the issues so that enough Americans just let the corruption wash over them because it's too complex to sort out and follow the trails, or because they know that politics is a nasty business. Progressive supporters will say the GOP is so evil that dirty tricks and lies are necessary. Progressives are counting on a majority -- that's all they need, a majority.
We hear this morning on cable news that only 40% or so people care about Benghazi, or something to that effect. This means in media that it's not a problem. As long as they can show polls where the majority is okay with the Progressive direction, then all is well, regardless of how bad the fundamentals of the economy become. The economy is not important to Progressives, because they will use the Fed to keep the country and welfare state going, even if millions are suffering in unemployment. This is what Americans voted for, so I don't see them rejecting it just because "a few rogue" actors at the IRS decided to act stupidly. And the AP story is about spying on media who leaked a story that caused national security problems -- what difference does it make?