|What would Rahm do?|
Despite the fact that the public's confidence in the above-board nature of the Obama administration has taken a hit (as a result of the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal and the Associated Press Justice Department scandal), there has not yet been a crisis in confidence per se. But taking a page from the White House playbook, this impending potential crisis represents an opportunity for Republicans:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.Rahm Emanuel
Liberals used that motto to great effect - Dodd Frank, Obamacare, election victories all were outcomes that liberals felt they had enough of a crisis to push their own brand of solutions onto the nation.
While these scandals all are still unfolding the GOP should be getting it's act together behind the scenes in preparation for ways to react as they unfold individually. What do I mean by that? There are ways to capitalize on these crises. It is unfortunate that politics needs to be a part of this but when you are fighting a rabidly political administration you simply cannot afford to ignore the politics of these situations. Furthermore, by exposing these scandals fully, conservatives can ultimately stem, halt or reverse the damages done to the country, so being political is not all bad.
What can be done in light of these scandals? There are myriad possibilities including censure, impeachment, IRS re-organization, Justice department house cleaning, and State Department accountability. There's also a possibility that the public's perception of not just this administration but of the value of liberty and the negatives of invasive government can be changed for the better.
Liberals clearly have an agenda that will come out of this should Plan A (deny, blame others, and distraction) doesn't work. Their Plan B will be the requirement of more government oversight into each area the scandals have occurred. That means yet more government. They aren't going to let the crisis in confidence go to waste. To not counter that is to roll over and play dead.