Letter: Still waiting for hope and change?

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As the adage goes, “If you can’t dazzle with brilliance, baffle with (expletive).” In recent attempts at damage control, President Obama vowed to expose those responsible for the IRS misconduct, adding that Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating. This is the same attorney general who was held in contempt of Congress for the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking that resulted in the deaths of American and Mexican agents and thousands of guns unaccounted for in the hands of Mexican outlaws.

Recall that days after the Benghazi attacks, the president’s press secretary told America that the attack was in response to a months-old YouTube video; facts showed otherwise and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified that it just doesn’t matter, and then left office.

Today’s use of the IRS rivals former President Nixon’s tactics during his term in the White House. In a recent episode of “Hardball,” Chris Matthews, the ever-infatuated with Obama news magazine host, sternly criticized the president. Apparently, the honeymoon is over and Matthews is having his own belated epiphany.

America, are you still convinced that this president’s promises of hope and change is good for the nation?

Peter L. Williamson

Vancouver