Instead, the country has taken the "fallout" of coming to terms with the fact that men responsible for law breaking are not prosecuted. The country has now come to the cynical realization that the rule of law does not apply to men in government.
Which is worse?
Obama didn't have anywhere close to the leadership needed to do the right thing and fall on his own sword if necessary. I'm sure we're shocked about that. Keep hiring from the same bipartisan pool and expecting a different result, because he once made a speech against Bush's war, and then voted for it every chance he got. If he prosecuted the Bush administration instead of giving them an unofficial pardon, he wouldn't have gotten reelected. Compared to his contemporaries, he would have gone down in history for bringing actual "change" to the establishment. A controversial figure in a sea of sameness. If he proved to be the most fiscally conservative President we've had in 30 years, some liberal right wing nut case probably would have tried to assassinate him by now as he drove the precious establishment into the ground, savaging it with political upheaval. The solution to the worse of the two problems, as it were.
But he was too self-interested for all that, and burying those republican sins were much too fashionable, why? Because he was going to continue committing them all himself, as history has proven. Because once these crooks get into office there's not a dime's worth of difference between them. People are sadly indoctrinated in this country to prefer their party's politics and actually they think they're more intelligent for being so. Fox News Channel and MSNBC are partisan soapboxes that pound the airwaves 24-hours a day to make us think that reality comes in a partisan shaped box. How do I strain THIS through my partisan filter? That's the first screen these garbage networks ask before they report on anything.
I'm with you brother. I have enough respect in the rule of law to actually insist on it without letting outlandish partisan fear mongering rule my better judgment.