Benghazi, IRS, AP scandals: Our Bystander President

Written by Teri O'Brien on May 16, 2013

obama_s640x427It has been said that “Some people make things happen. Some people watch things happen. And then there are those who wonder, ‘What the heck just happened?” After watching the current occupant of the Oval Office, who is also sometimes laughingly known as “The Leader of the Free World,” over the last several years it’s safe to say that he not only doesn’t belong in the first category, he’s not in the second. If he is to be believed, he is clearly in the third camp, a bystander even to events caused by members of his own administration.

No one should be surprised, of course, that he appears to be a tad disconnected from the activities of those supposedly under his command. Recall that this is the same man who attended a church led by a racist, Jew-hating, screeching anti-American lunatic for 20 years, and claimed to have no idea about the incendiary content of his preacher, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s, sermons.

This is also the man who emerged smelling like the proverbial rose, a transcendent figure riding a unicorn over a rainbow, and promising a new beginning for America full of hope, change and transparency, despite arriving on the political scene as the spawn of ACORN by way of the Cook County political machine. That is the same stinking slough of corruption that produced former Illinois governor/current inmate Rod Blagojevich.

Both the disgraced governor and Barack Obama shared the same benefactor, one Tony Rezko. Mr. Rezko made it possible for the Obamas to purchase their Chicago mansion, a house that they couldn’t have afforded without Rezko’s help. Yet, after the Chicago Sun-Times questioned Mr. Obama about depending on such a dubious source of financial assistance for the purchase of his family home, Barack claimed that he had no idea about Mr. Rezko’s many shady dealings. Tony went to the steel hotel, sentence to 10.5 years back in November 2011. Barack went to the White House, not once, but twice. It’s true! Ignorance IS bliss!

Before his first election in 2008, we learned that his aunt was living illegally in the United States. He had no idea, he said. She attended his first inauguration, and amazingly was granted amnesty. He also had no idea that his Department of Justice was conducting a dangerous gun walking scheme that ultimately caused the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry and the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens.

Now we have a new round of things that Barack Obama didn’t have any idea had happened, even though the responsible parties are all part of his administration. He is outraged. He demands accountability. It’s as if he is a bystander, rather than the person ultimately responsible for what happened. If this is leadership, then Hillary Clinton is as honest as the day is long.

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Teri O'Brien is America's Original Conservative Warrior Princess, and host of The Teri O'Brien Show, which debuted on Chicago's radio home for Rush Limbaugh, and now airs in the cutting edge world of online media, She is a yoga-practicing, 2nd Amendment-loving, bench pressing Mac girl geek, attorney, provocateur, author, and dangerous thinker. Teri is also the author of the new ebook, The ABC's of Barack Obama: Understanding God's Gift to America. Learn more at