Obama Administration: Culture of intimidation at every level
by: J. D. Heyes
Monday, June 10, 2013
With each day’s news, it is becoming more obvious that the level of corruption within the Obama Administration is legion. Worse than that, however, is the “culture of intimidation” that now exists at virtually every level of the government under the most divisive U.S. president in history.
That phrase, coined by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is extremely fitting, for it perfectly describes both the cultural rot within the federal bureaucracy – which has been building for generations as a risk-averse Congress has shirked more and more of its constitutional lawmaking power – and the dismissive arrogance of Obama and his top appointees and advisors.
This culture, as noted by syndicated columnist Ben Shapiro, “stretches from the White House down to the myriad of agencies of the executive branch,” of which Obama controls as president.
“From his language suggesting targeting of enemies to his officials’ attempts to castigate Tea Partiers as economic terrorists, President Obama has presided over an administration that sees his political opponents as unworthy and nasty. Early in his administration, Obama threatened CEOs of banks, ‘My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks’,” writes Shapiro.