My Thoughts for the Day:
1. Defiance - the Obama Administration isn't backing down. Obama has spoken about breaking the Republican Party. He has demonized his opponents from the outset. It is about time we can tkae him seriously.
2. Don't be surprised. Public graft/corruption has been a part of every gov't since the beginning of time. The larger the gov't the more incidences of corruption. Power has the effect on human DNA - it is not something that can be wished away. If you understand that, you begin to understand why Jefferson et. al. wanted to limit gov't. They knew of that dynamic and thought it and the inability of gov't to effectively social engineer was far worse than the inequities of freedom gov't wants to dispel.
3. Until the facts come out as to why Obama pushed the video and why they didn't come to the rescue of consulate, this matter will not end.
Top Story: IRS Official Head of Unit that Targeted Conservative Groups Now Head of ObamaCare Unit
Must Read: Strassel: The IRS Scandal Started at the Top/Mr. Obama didn't need to pick up the phone. All he needed to do was exactly what he did do, in full view, for three years: Publicly suggest that conservative political groups were engaged in nefarious deeds; publicly call out by name political opponents whom he'd like to see harassed; and publicly have his party pressure the IRS to take action.
Nat'l News: White House Still Hasn't Explained Why It Pushed Video As Benchazi Cause
CA News: Walters: Brown's Budget Relies Even More on Taxing the Rich
My Latest in Forbes: Obama: The Anti-Capital President/It is becoming increasingly hard to imagine a President who could be more anti-private sector. That is in large part because Obama is anti-capital formation – the latest expression of which took the form of his desire to cap retirement savings deductions.