Obama ‘Losing the Moral Authority to Lead’

Ben Shapiro
Big Government
26 May 2013

Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that President Obama’s “moral authority to lead” has crumbled. Referring to the troika of scandals now plaguing the administration – the IRS targeting of conservative non-profits, the Department of Justice’s targeting of reporters, and the administration’s obfuscations over the Benghazi terror attacks of September 11, 2012 – Paul stated, “I think the constellation of these three scandals really takes away from the president’s moral authority to lead the nation. No one questions his legal authority. But I really think he’s losing the moral authority to lead this nation.”

President Obama’s approval ratings remain at approximately 50%, but the public is increasingly concerned about the scandals surrounding the White House. Despite Obama’s majority approval, just 26% of Americans strongly approve of the job he is doing, while 39% strongly disapprove.



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Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Sunday on Obama’s Sandel-A-Rama

“Nobody questions his legal authority, But I think he’s really losing the moral authority to lead this nation. And he really needs to put a stop to this.”


RelatedBob Schieffer: Obama Hurting Credibility, Shortchanging Public

CBS: In light of recent controversies, “The president needs to rethink his entire communications policy, top to bottom,” says “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer. “It is hurting his credibility and shortchanging the public.”

“And to head the review, how about someone other than the Attorney General whose department is so deeply involved?”


And, Was Code Pink Heckler Actually Invited to Obama’s Speech?

…“I had an invitation, somebody gave me an invitation who I’m not at liberty to disclose,” Benjamin told HuffPo, calling her protest “epic” when compared to her past demonstrations. When pressed further on who may have invited her to the event, she responded: “Well, getting in that’s a state secret I’m not at liberty to divulge. But I should say that we have friends in many places that some people might not acknowledge, including within the military…”

If this is true, it explains a bit about how she was able to disrupt the president’s remarks not once, but twice before being escorted out by security. Further, the president and the audience were oddly receptive of Benjamin’s protest. ”The voice of that woman is worth listening to,” the president responded. Benjamin even admits her own surprise that no one recognized her and pulled her from the event before the president took the stage.

Despite the mixed accounts and questionable security screening procedures, Medea seems confident that she’ll be able disrupt future events with the president.  ”I’ll probably get in again,” Benjamin said.  ”There’s something to white privilege and it’s important to use it in a positive way…


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