The dog ate my homework is the old cliché, ready-made excuse for not having homework done and ready to hand in. I’m not sure how often the excuse is used these days by school children but it sure is trotted out by the administration and it’s minions frequently enough.
For example; the IRS under Lois Lerner targeted Tea Party groups with special scrutiny in a thinly veiled conspiracy to persecute the administration’s enemies. When President Obama found out he was publicly outraged and promised to get to the bottom of it. Blame was eventually placed on underlings and Ms. Lerner got to slip under the radar, thus escaping culpability and personal responsibility.
The investigation continued because few really believed that some low-level IRS bureaucrat in Cincinnati cooked up and executed the scheme.
So, as part of the investigation access to Ms. Lerner’s emails were demanded and guess what happened? Yes, the dog ate the emails. It happens don’t you know said the new spokesperson for the President, Josh Earnest.
Yes, the emails have all mysteriously disappeared in a computer crash just like the crashes a typical pc owner might have, except we’re talking about the IRS here and by law are to be stored in a permanent system.
So, in a story already riddled with lies, half-truths and stone walling no thinking person believes the latest dog ate my homework concoction.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies. (Proverbs 14:5 ESV)
The Proverb is clear enough. Character is revealed through speech. The Proverb describes what a faithful witness does not do as well as what to watch out for-the false witness that breathes out lies.
It is the last part of the Proverb that concerns me the most. The vast majority of American people, so it seems, are oblivious to the lies or do not care that the “most transparent administration ever”” is being defined by falsehood, intentional deception, and feigned outrage whenever they get caught red-handed.
It’s been said we get the kind of government we deserve and since we voted the administration in, twice, we are reaping what we have sown for a long, long, time.