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May 30, 2013 - 7:50 am

According to a new Quinnipiac poll released today, President Barack Obama is on shaky ground. The president opposes appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s abuse of hundreds of Tea Party, pro-life, and Jewish groups. Even a majority of Democrats disagree.

According to the poll, 76 percent favor appointing a special prosecutor. Just 17 percent are opposed.

The numbers do not break favorably for the president’s position along party lines. A heavy majority of Democrats, 63 percent, also favor a special prosecutor. Just 30 percent of Democrat oppose it. Most Republicans, 88 percent, and most independents, 78 percent, also favor appointing a special prosecutor.

Rather than appoint a special prosecutor, President Obama fake fired the acting IRS commissioner, Steven Miller, and appointed a new one. All of the figures named in the growing scandal are still either on the job or are still drawing government paychecks. Lois Lerner, head of the determinations unit in the IRS, has been placed on administrative leave after taking the fifth in a Congressional hearing on the scandal. She continues to draw a paycheck, as do Cindy Thomas and all other IRS agents connected to the scandal.

The poll finds that Obama’s approval ratings have dropped to a negative 45-49, with a massive drop among independents: He has a 37 approve, 57 disapprove among them.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I like this way better, with members of Congress taking responsibility for oversight for a change. The present culture inside the Beltway came about from making official corruption something investigated behind closed doors instead of out in the open where politicians can't hide it and the public can't ignore it.
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Also, who changed the encoding on the comment platform, causing every apostrophe to be preceded by a backslash?

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yeah, i thought it was me until i saw your post
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Just my opinion, but a special prosecutor is the ONLY way to approach this mess. Yeah, Obama will use the investigation a s a shield to avoid questions, but so what? He won't answer the questions honestly, anyway. We have to be patient and dig deep if we want the truth and deep digging can only be done by a special prosecutor. Otherwise, Obama will just claim it's all a political witch hunt organized by the evil Republicans.
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Special prosecutor?

Selected by the people - all political factions - in Congress who have shown beyond a shadow of doubt they each have a lot of CYA work on their agenda?

Their compromise, compromise, compromise with the big boys on the block. The go along to get along cadres. Still TALKING about repeal of PARTS of the socalled Obamacare law. When the job is to repeal the entire Bill - ALL 2000 plus pages.

Who - any of them - really knows what abrogations of the Rights and Liberties of Americans CAN BE and ARE contained in a law with 60 plus times more pages than the entire Declaration of Independence, the Constitution with Bill of Rights, and much of the commentary explaining the whys of these put together.

If a Bill of that many pages created by this group with stated INTENTION to "Fundamentally transform" the nation doesn't make one suspicious then
what the hell does?

Especially when the paramount "pusher" through Congress admitted herself that she DID NOT KNOW what was in it. The same person who at the loss of the Millennium election for her Party in her rage vowed revenge against Americans called by her sister in the Party Hillary Clinton as "that vast right-wing conspiracy". Between 2000 and 2008 enough time to plan revenge and methods to affect.

And so in 2008, as Chair of the DNC nominating Committee, with Second from H. Clinton "certified" BH Obama as their candidate for POTUS. Since when it has become known usual vetting of such candidates was strangely overlooked.

And We The People are expected to TRUST any investigation from any person named as Special Prosecutor by these "honourables" who go along to get along? With Pelosi in Congress, Reid in the Senate and their ilk and H. Clinton as Executive Associate actively manouevreing the INTENTION of fundamental transformation of the nation? To "investigate"? Their people? Other members in high status in their freemasonry?

The same people who have permitted Obama's Attorney General to do whatever he wanted for what they call "payback". These Congressmen/Senators are SO BUSY they cannot do the necessary job - FOR WHICH THEY ARE PAID - to protect the Republic from enemies foreign AND Domestic.

Talk about contempt for the citizens.

What we need although not likely to get is investigation of the entire bureaucracy in all the agencies during this Obama Administration.

With the HOPE of an unlikely Voltairean conclusion "In this country we find it pays to shoot an admiral (Ship of State?) from time to time - to encourage the others".
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No, no special prosecutor. The House Republicans are doing a fine job of exposing all his corruption to the light of day. Let them finish it.
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my concern with a special prosecutor is that every question from the public will be answered with "we can't comment on an active investigation". the investigations should be open. put 'em on cspan or some full access equivalent. it is, after all, our country.
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