Anyone paying attention to the news has to be aware of the multiple embarrassments the Obama Administration has endured in the past few months.
First, there was heated debate over how last September's deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi was handled.
Then there's also the uproar over the National Security Administration's snooping into the records of reporters through wiretaps and personal surveillance.
Just last week we learned that the cell phone records of millions of American citizens have been turned over to the federal government as the result of a top-secret court order requested by the NSA.
And everyone knows by now about the IRS scandal involving the abuse of its considerable power to illegally target ultra-conservative groups.
President Obama admits involvement in some of these activities, but denies it in others. Some he condemns as unacceptable, while others he embraces.
No single one of these things would be likely to permanently tarnish the President's reputation. But as the list grows – along with the amount of secrecy involved – a larger picture takes shape. One especially embarrassing to an administration that takes such pride in its "transparency."
Do you think these are all just unrelated instances? Or is this larger pattern something we should be alarmed about?
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I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.