Obama Cell Phone Scandal Foreshadowed by Obama himself
The report written about below, details huge cash handling and accountability problems at the Obama call phone program — which the president humorously referred to once while speaking extemporaneously — in one of his classic self deprecating mannerisms, which made his enemies look foolish for doubting his sincerity, regardless of his explanations validity or lack of explanation at all.
I know it even amazed Obama. He thought they (press) would ask tougher questions, attempt some due diligence, but they simply tossed all that “old” journalism stuff aside and wrote down what he said and then defended it; IN THE SAME ARTICLE, like school age soccer moms who root savagely and shamelessly for their children. Which might be OK if you ARE a soccer mom, not a journalist expected by the American people, to doubt the President’s agenda, apply honest forensics to his program assumptions, etc, all things forgotten under Obama.
The press wasn’t being paid to love him, they just did. Big stories, like the one below, were low hanging fruit for a press corp that wasn’t enthralled with the President’s every utterance. But they were, so no one in the national media wrote a negative piece about Obama that didn’t apologize in 3 places, for 8 years, with only pockets of exceptions.
If I sound bitter, I am not. I am grateful — things worked out as they did. The President had a corrupt State Department under his thumb for 8 years, a corrupt DOJ for as long — and willing partners in Congress and the media. The only thing that stopped a constitutional crisis was Barack Obama’s refusal to participate, to hatch such a scheme. If that was the only respectful thing he ever did constitutionally, he did that right for sure, and I am grateful. You think I’m worried about a few cell phones? Not even in the top ten on the list of things I’m worried about from the Obama era.
Here’s the lede:
From Fox News — A new government audit finds more than a third of enrollees of the “Obamaphone” program may not be qualified — among other fraudulent findings — prompting a Senate Democrat to roundly criticize the program’s “complete lack of oversight.”
A report released Thursday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) claims the program, which gives cell phones to poor people, stashed $9 billion in private bank accounts.
The 90-page report was requested by Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who serves as ranking Democrat on the Senate’s chief oversight committee and who is a former state auditor in Missouri.
“A complete lack of oversight is causing this program to fail the American taxpayer — everything that could go wrong is going wrong,” McCaskill said in a statement, according to the newspaper.
“We’re currently letting phone companies cash a government check every month with little more than the honor system to hold them accountable, and that simply can’t continue,” she said.