How Obama can rescue his presidency from faux scandals

How Obama can rescue his presidency from faux scandals

Here’s the White House view of the current trilogy of so-called scandals: Republicans are trying to destroy President Barack Obama’s second term by magnifying bureaucratic miscues and distorting policy realities. This isn’t without some merit.

On none of these issues — the deadly debacle at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya, theInternal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, or the Justice Department’s secret and sweeping seizure of Associated Press phone records in an anti-leaks case — is there any suggestion of wrongdoing by Obama.

Republicans, ranging from the usually sensible South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham to Darrell Issa, the gun-slinging chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, are playing politics.

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