...appears to be unraveling before our very eyes.
This Edward Snowden thing has turned blue to red and red to blue. On the NSA thing we've got Lindsay Graham siding with the likes of David Axelrod while Elijah Cummings sides more with Rand Paul; on Syria we have John McCain agreeing with Susan Rice and Samantha Power about Responsibility to Protect, while Obama doesn't want direct involvement; many Democrats are siding with the Tea Party on the IRS thing while Obama true believers are left to bizarrely defend the very Bush policies they claimed made them vote for the One in the first place. Many Bush-era neocons are now misremembering their once rabid support for programs like TSP.
Meanwhile the president himself has been put in the position of almost prosecuting himself for the outing of a program he said the country shouldn't have and he would eliminate. Er Sir, about that liberty versus security debate you think we should have--it's over, you won, twice, by coming down against secret spying.
Giants Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and company are probably lying about their role in the spy backdoor thing since they are compelled to cooperate. That leaves Glenn Beck to praise Glenn Greenwald. On the IRS, people have always hated and feared them, now they can't be trusted.
Wait, sorry, I'm losing track of all the scandals.
OK, back to Snowden. China now appears to hold custody of a guy who dumped US secrets about possible spying on them via the PRISM program and other drag-the-net routines while we have been complaining about Chinese hackers attacking internet companies. This as Obama said he was going to "pivot to the Pacific" in the second term, well the Chinese just hoisted a big F you sign, with a capital F. The Russians have launched nuke subs into their southern waters again. Picture Kevin Bacon saying all is well.
But wait, could all of these scandals simply be an elaborate "look, squirrel" setup designed to allow Congress to slip immigration reform under the radar while nobody is watching? All of them have magically appeared on the horizon since the three people testified over Benghazi and it began to hit the fan on Friday May 10th. Benghazi is the only one the administration calls a side show and has declared over, despite lingering questions (like where was the president that night).
Of course for that to be true we'd have to establish a connection between Eric Holder, whose department sent the letter to AP on that fateful Friday just as Benghazi was beginning to blow up (and the Paid Liar had a special private meeting with 14 select news orgs), the same day the IRS planted a question to allow that scandal to break out (which was likely coordinated between the IRS and some in the White House), and Snowden, who was purportedly in the process of arranging for a liberal newspaper to take his story, to be written by a liberal advocate journalist. Even the James Rosen email spying revelation seemed to come out of the blue, released after erroneously being held for years---right as all this Shiite was going down.
Maybe, just maybe Mickey Kaus is right. Maybe the biggest things going on are Benghazi and immigration and somebody doesn't want anyone focusing on them anymore. This will be proven soon, if true. If so, expect more outrageous, shocking stories to blast out as the bill crawls through the Senate to the House. Personally I'm not convinced, sounds too elaborate with a very large circle of knowledge, but stranger things...