The recent Obama scandals, of which there have been multiple, have given way to some rather pointed critiques concerning President Obama's ability to lead the country. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appeared on Fox News to discuss what he called an "Old MacDonald’s farm of scandals."
Of course, Rand Paul may have other motives for appearing on the talk show circuit to discuss what he deems to be President Obama's moral deficit. Rand Paul doesn't believe that Obama has the moral authority needed to run the country.
Do people still believe that politicians with morals are a thing? I thought the last presidency, or the one before that, or the one before that, or the one before that showed us otherwise? Still, scandals make a great opportunity to point out how you, Person X, are not currently mired in any scandal. Which is exactly what Rand Paul has done here. Scandals provide the rare chance for the majority of those in Washington D.C. to claim the moral high ground, so you can bet that opportunity is jumped on faster than a fruit fly on a watermelon in the middle of July.
It hasn't been a great few weeks for Obama, but how do these scandals compare to others? Just kidding, I think it's stupid to compare scandals. No two scandals are the same. That doesn't stop just about every media outlet and news personality from drawing their own comparisons about them. Watergate is of course the benchmark to which we hold all other scandals up to, as seen in this MotherJones article.
What purpose does comparing scandals have? Well none really, aside to satiate our seemingly innate desire to compare scandals. So, it doesn't take a scientist to figure this out. America loves a good D.C. scandal. The media loves it because it gives them an opportunity to bring up every other scandal that has happened in the history of the country until we are all screaming in the ecstasy that is a scandal orgy.
Are these scandals a concern? Yes. Should they be investigated? Yes. Are they a surprise? No. I'll be more surprised when there isn't a scandal in Washington D.C.