“Have you noticed,” Jonah Goldberg recently remarked, “that basically the only way this White House can get out from under one scandal or controversy is by getting crushed by another?”
That cycle -- scandal, outrage, subsequent rejection as “phony,” followed by another scandal -- has conveniently appeared throughout the Obama presidency. Pick any scandal and watch it run through the wash: Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
“Scandal exhaustion,” noted Tom Blumer, seems to be a part of the left’s “Cloward-Piven attempt to overwhelm opponents. With so many scandals out there, no single outrage can generate concerted, sufficiently visible opposition.”
It’s “a scandal a month,” Ben Shapiro commented, “and then every so often, President Obama decides to replace one scandal with another, the media loses interest. Two years later, we’re still asking the same questions and then told, ‘Dude, that happened like two years ago.’”
All Obama's World's a Stage
It sure does, sometimes. Forrest Gump would have something to say about that.
Sometimes, though, when it happens is the most important characteristic of the “stuff.” Remarkable stuff with “remarkable timing” -- not only confined to the desktops of the IRS or even the halls of the entire Obama administration -- just so happens to land squarely on the Obama stage. And on that stage, timing is everything.