The right-wing has lost sight of the definition of “scandal.”
A scandal involves breaking the law.
Watergate was a scandal because operatives were ordered by White House staff to break into an office and the President hid the facts.
Reagan selling arms to Iran was a scandal because it was against the law to sell arms to Iraq.
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IRS agents investigating political groups with “Occupy Wall Street” and “Tea Party” in their name attempting to file as 501(c)(4) social welfare groups isn’t a scandal — it’s called doing their job.
The IRS losing email isn’t a scandal — it’s an IT issue.
Benghazi isn’t a scandal. Losing four Americans in Libya is called a travesty.
Even Fast and Furious isn’t a scandal. Losing track of weapons that ended up in Mexico is ineptitude.
Do we investigate our screw-ups? Of course.
But until someone shows me evidence that wrong-doing was done on purpose per instructions from higher ups, keep your partisan bellyaching to yourself and stow the word “scandal” for the real thing.
— Mark Bauer, Colleyville