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Monday, June 11, 2012

Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

President Barack Obama is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in many years, from Colombia to Las Vegas, to the Mexican border, to Solyndra, and more. The Secret Service's prostitution party in Colombia is an international embarrassment. Many questions are still waiting to be answered. Who arranged the party at the now-notorious Pley Club Cartagena, which apparently supplied enough girls for eleven Secret Service and ten U.S. military men staying in separate rooms at the historic Hotel Caribe? Were there any similar parties to con the United States into going along with the recent free-trade agreement that is so favorable to Colombia?

Another embarrassing scandal is the General Services Administration's $823,000 junket to Las Vegas. Obama Administration bureaucrats apparently think parties are perks that go along with their jobs. Living high on the hog, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been jetting to California every few weeks and charging the U.S. taxpayers $32,000 per flight. And don't forget the half-billion-dollar gift to Solyndra before it took bankruptcy, leaving U.S. taxpayers on the hook.

The gun giveaway project called "Fast and Furious" turned out to be a bloody scandal after the U.S. Justice Department okayed the sale of guns to Mexican drug cartels, under the ridiculous excuse that this would give us the opportunity to get more information about the drug dealers. Somebody should be held accountable for the fact that one of those U.S. guns was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Operation Fast and Furious allowed over 2,000 weapons to be smuggled to the violent Mexican drug cartels. Tomorrow, I'll give you more examples of the Obama Administration's many actions outside of the law.

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