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Does The Republican Party use tragic events to promote their agendas?

  1. Tank4u profile image74
    Tank4uposted 4 years ago

    Does The Republican Party use tragic events to promote their agendas?

    I ask this question because it appears the GOP or Republcian Party is using the current tragedies of Benghazi,The IRS and the Associated Press probe to hurt the Presidency of Barack Obama.

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    Every political party uses tragic events to promote their own agenda!

  3. Grab a Controller profile image71
    Grab a Controllerposted 4 years ago

    Yes, yes, a million times, yes! I find it ridiculous that they are trying to use these events to make Obama look bad. Look at George W. Bush, he caused a pointless war, ruined our economy, and cause unemployment rates to rise where they haven't gone to in years! And with everything about states legalizing gay marriage, they are finding a way to twist things around to in some way, shape, or form to blame our President for the way people are today.

    The GOP should no longer stand for "Grand Ol' Party." It should be changed to "Grand Oppression Party!"

  4. d.william profile image75
    d.williamposted 4 years ago

    Both parties do so some extent, but the current GOP/tea party seems to have gone overboard with everything to try to discredit this president.  If they can't find anything legitimate, they simply make something up.  There one goal is to harm the president, certainly not to benefit the American people.

    1. Tank4u profile image74
      Tank4uposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Basically, Its Politics as usual no matter who gets hurt.

  5. LandmarkWealth profile image81
    LandmarkWealthposted 4 years ago

    They are using the stories to hurt the President ??? More like the President is either incredibly incompetent and disinterested in having any idea of what is going on around him or he is incredibly corrupt.  The IRS scandal is quite significant. When the IRS is used a political weapon to intimidate and punish those who would donate to your political opposition, that is beyond serious.  The justice dept has crossed the line and violated the freedom of the press in their actions as well.  Will Eric Holder be held accountable...Not likely.  And the White House has issued more outright lies to the American people about the events in Benghazi than anything I have ever seen from a Presidential Administration.  All to help protect their ability to get re-elected.  After all, not telling the truth is an American Political tradition.   The only thing that has changed is when Obama's administration gets caught, it's acceptable for some reason.  Everyone else has to be pressured to resign or get prosecuted.

    The President has hurt himself with the lies and arrogance that has come from his administration.   All these comparisons to Watergate are the real joke.  Watergate was the cover up of a petty burglary.  This is far more serious.  And the famed reporter Bob Woodward from that episode, who is hardly a Republican operative has been at the forefront of exposing the lies.  Unfortunately, he comes from a time and place where journalist investigated corruption in both parties equally.  Those days have long since past.

    1. Tank4u profile image74
      Tank4uposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response. None of the current events (Benghazi,IRS, AP probe) are real scandals yet because all the info is circumstantial.  Until a true/real  line is drawn to Obama everything is political rhetoric.

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image81
      LandmarkWealthposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is not circumstantial.  The IRS has confessed, and the Administration has been caught outright in lies around modifying talking points about what took place to avoid impairing their chances of re-election. And have confessed to hacking the press

    3. d.william profile image75
      d.williamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      tsk tsk landmark - you have been watching Fox news again, haven't you?

    4. LandmarkWealth profile image81
      LandmarkWealthposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No I just listen to Carney say one thing and then a few weeks later say exactly the opposite.  Have you just not been listening ???  By the way...Bob Woodward isn't a Fox employee. Nor are the AP reporters who had their phone and email compromised.

  6. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 4 years ago

    The problem isn't that they care about these issues. Some of them are actually worth caring about. The problem is their completely obsessive psychotic fixation on them. If you consider some of these fringe whacko people and websites (Alex Jones, Breitbart, etc.) when was the last time you heard any of them say anything except something about one of these alleged scandals. You can go to any one of these sites and ever story on the page will be about how Obama sucks. Even if they were correct, the complete lack of any sort of positive plan of governance is astonishing. The GOP as a whole isn't quite that bad, but they are touched by the same sort of fixation to a degree as well.

  7. profile image0
    SassySue1963posted 4 years ago

    First, to clarify, the illegal targeting of "certain" groups by the IRS and an illegal search of phone records of the AP are not tragedies. They are your government illegally intruding without cause or warrant. Benghazi was not a tragedy either. It was an attack. The tragedy was that four Americans lost their lives in that attack. I'm unclear how the GOP is using these events. If you don't think that there should be some investigation into the government overreaching its power with the AP phone records and the IRS targeting, then I guess you're okay with them dictating every facet of your life. The majority of Americans are not.
    If you want to truly discuss using tragedies, perhaps we should focus on Sandy Hook and how the President and the Democrats have used the deaths of children and their grieving parents to promote their political agenda. That was a true tragedy.
    Or how the photo OP during Hurricane Sandy certainly was used during this President's re-election campaign.
    Or how he's about to attempt to use the tragic deaths of more children in Oklahoma to divert attention from the IRS targeting and AP phone records search.
    But, yeah, it's the big bad GOP using "tragedies" for political purposes.
    Carry on. smile