This is the point in a two-term presidency where scandals pop up their heads like meerkats in the Kalahari Desert. Bad things happen in a first term that come to light in the second.
President Obama has outdone himself by providing four scandals to choose from:
* Fast and Furious, an operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that provided guns illegally to Mexicans in hopes of tracing the weapons back to druglords. The weapons have been traced to the deaths of hundreds, including U.S. border agent Brian Terry.
* Benghazi, in which a group linked to al-Qaeda killed our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans last Sept. 11. The administration lied about this attack so much that the president's nose should be so long by now that he could touch Chicago from the White House.
* The War on the Press, which includes subpoenaing phone records of The Associated Press.
* The Internal Revenue Service's harassment of Tea Party groups.
History shows that of the four, the president need only worry about the last one, which is why mouths at the IRS are so closed you couldn't slip a pea through their lips.
Fast and Furious is reminiscent of the Iran/Contra scandal under President Reagan.
Iran/Contra sounded very foreign, and when it comes to foreign policy, Americans usually defer to the commander-in-chief.
I do not know if that is indifference or a realization that there could be more to the story than can be disclosed to the public and the world.
Also Obama found the perfect patsy for Benghazi: Hillary Clinton, who as secretary of state made a nice potted plant.
The War on the Press will not cost Obama his job.