The American press reveals yet another Washington scandal:
* The administration compiles a list of political enemies and attempts to intimidate them after obtaining information illegally.
* The White House formulates talking points to deny knowledge in an attempt to cover up the scandal.
* The president says "I can say categorically that. . . no one in the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved."
* Congress holds hearings to investigate the erupting scandal.
* To divert the public's attention from himself, the president demands the resignation of key figures involved in the scandal.
The circumstances above are pulled from 40 years ago during the Watergate scandal.
If you remember the history, President Nixon wasn't directly involved. However, his administration allowed it to take place.
Instead of punishing those responsible, the president's instinct for political survival took over and led to a cover-up, which ultimately was Nixon's undoing.
Recent scandals engulfing the Obama administration may not rise to the level of Watergate, but the parallels are concerning.
Events have placed a spotlight on the culture of the Obama administration - over Benghazi, the IRS targeting Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny, or the Justice Department obtaining reporters' phone records.
All these scandals share a common thread: The president's lack of engagement allowed them to occur, and a lack of accountability followed after they came to light.
Take the IRS as an example:
Starting three years ago, IRS employees singled out nearly 100 groups that had applied for tax-exempt status merely because their name included "Tea Party,"patriot," or "9/11."
For over two years, not one Tea Party organization was granted non-profit status, while dozens of groups with liberal-sounding names received approval in just months.
The Tea Party groups singled out by the IRS were subject to probing questions and threats from the agency.
Incredibly, the IRS requested the groups turn over membership lists, lists of donors, lists of books they were reading, materials they handed out at meetings, posts on their websites and social media sites, and much more.
As House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, stated: "My question isn't about who's going to resign. My question is who's going to jail over this scandal?"