The Democratic Party often finds themselves in situations where they contradict their own values they love to push on others.
More recently, liberals are being called out for the double-standards they supposedly fight against.
And now, Democrats are finding themselves in another messy political double-standard, as they push for an investigation of Donald Trump.
The key aspect of their issue is that the Democratic Party never once called for investigation of former President Barack Obama, despite his many political scandals and illegal activities.
Breitbart News reports:
Viewed in isolation, the decision by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate possible connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government is defensible, and even good, though unnecessary.
While in office, Obama managed to get involved with illegal weapons smuggling, ignore Hillary Clinton risking national security while Secretary of State, not interfering in illegal matters concerned with the IRS, and many other scandals.
Breitbart News reports:
But viewed in recent historical context, the appointment of a Special Counsel is unfair and indefensible. President Barack Obama faced a large number of scandals, many of which involved apparent violations of federal law. And yet in eight long years, Obama skated by without any serious investigations by the Department of Justice, or with investigations that were quashed from above. It seems Republican administration are held to a higher standard.
The most glaring example is, of course, the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal, which is connected to broader claims of corruption involving the Clinton Foundation. President Obama told 60 Minutes in 2015 that Clinton had simply made a mistake: “I don’t think it posed a national security problem,” he said. The media bought it — and so did the Department of Justice, despite a mountain of evidence that she had been “extremely careless,” as Comey put it later.
Another example that still rankles conservatives was the IRS scandal, where there were clear violations of federal law, including the deliberate leak of confidential taxpayer information to partisan groups, as well as violation of conservatives’ civil rights. Yet the Department of Justice let former IRS official Lois Lerner, and her bosses, off the hook, saying the IRS was merely guilty of “mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia” but no crimes.
There was also the Fast and Furious scandal, where the Obama administration, under the supervision of Attorney General Eric Holder, supervised the smuggling of weapons across the Mexican border, ostensibly to trace their path through drug cartels, but more likely as a pretext for gun control. Obama tried to use his executive privilege to cover up related documents, and Holder was held in contempt of Congress — but nothing more.
The double-standard is incredibly evident in this case.
Appointing a Special Counsel to investigate potential ties between President Trump and Russia is ludicrous to say the least, especially when considering how many illegal activities their beloved Obama had his hands in while President.
Ultimately, the push for special prosecution stems from liberals being a part of a weak party.
Democrats are quick to accuse, but never reflect on their in-Party mistakes and scandals.
What are your thoughts?
Do you think it should be allowed to have a special counsel appointed to investigate the President?
Do you think the Democratic Party is full of hypocrites?
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