I consider myself Democrat. I'm enough of a Democrat to support Obama and some of the normal Democratic ideas (Less war, raise taxes on the wealthy, allow gay marriage, etc.), but not so much that I have my head up my ass. So, looking at all the recent scandals- Benghazi and the IRS (though I could've sworn there was a third one...)- I have to weigh in. So, first up...
At first, I thought this was an overly-beaten dead horse FOX News kept coming back to. For those of you who don't know what's going on, first, good for you, keeping out of politics. Second, what's going on was that on September 11th, 2012, the U.N. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked, leading to the death of Ambassador Stevens and less martyr-ish people. So, Ambassador Susan Rice went on all the Sunday morning shows saying it spontaneously erupted from protests regarding a video on YouTube that insulted Muhammed (since Muslims around there haven't heard of Rotten Tomatoes). As it turned out, that was wrong. It was a terrorist attack. Then e-mails were revealed that said that the White House knew it was a terrorist attack, but edited the talking points for political purposes or some shit like that.
Now, from what I've heard, the scandal went something like this:
The IRS was flagging groups applying for tax-emept status that had Tea Party sounding names for extra review which delayed the groups.
Now, some might say, "Well, the IRS was completely justified, considering that the 'Tea' in 'Tea Party' stands for 'Taxed Enough Already'." Other might be too angry to say anything. Yet others might say, in all infinite wisdom, "Pie." This is an interesting and well-founded view, which is completely ignored by everyone. And I'll have to ignore it too, since I want to make a John Boehner joke.
So, Congress is calling hearings, and no one knows anything, or is pleading the 5th. And John Boehner says he doesn't want to know who will resign because of this scandal, but who will be arrested.