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Brit Hume on the Big Lesson of the Benghazi, IRS, and AP Scandals

Posted: May 20, 2013 at 11:22 am   /   by

Most on the Left will grudgingly admit that Big Government can go horribly wrong.  The histories of Russia, China, and North Korea are the extreme examples. But, the Left claims, Big Government can work well if the right people are in charge.

In America, those right people were ostensibly those that Obama chose for his version of Big Government.  As he himself proclaimed in 2008 to thunderous applause: “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for!”

So how’s it working out?

Enter the Benghazi, IRS, and AP debacles. These are just our very first taste of what Big Government’s arrogance, incompetence, and tyranny will do to us all. As Brit Hume outlines in the 90-second video clip below, this is what “the ones we’ve been waiting for” have unintentionally shown us in the past 6 months.

Be assured that unless We the People somehow reverse the “progress” of the Left, the really painful lessons are yet to come.


Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

Thomas Sowell

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Brit Hume on the Big Lesson of the Benghazi, IRS, and AP Scandals