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Introducing the Obama Scandal Bracket!

With so many White House scandals—and new ones popping up every day—how are average citizens supposed to keep track? Wouldn’t it be nice if Obama went on ESPN and mapped them all on a bracket?

Why wait for next year’s March Madness when you can start May Madness today? Introducing the Obama Scandal Bracket! Click here for a full-size version and vote for the scandal you think will bring down the president.

  1. Fricosis Guy

    Unfortunately, some fool GOP Congress critter is going to take this Meisterwerk and stumble with it.

  2. Sandy

    I don’t want to see an impeachment.  I want the guy destroyed at the polls in 2014.  Of course neither is likely to occur.

  3. Jimmy Carter
    Jim Lakely:

    Edited 5 hours ago

    [Back at the studio, holding a pen, and fake shuffling papers]

    “Great analysis, Jim. Thank You.

    “I suggest to keep in mind the old adage,’Defense loses championships.’ So, if Yer 3 and 4 seeds, or any ‘super dark horses’ are to win, then they will have to lighten up and make some noise.

    “Now, let’s throw it over to the Membership Feed for the latest update.”

  4. Illiniguy

    It’s obvious that Dick Vitale didn’t draft this bracket; Duke is nowhere to be seen.

  5. Fake John Galt

    The average citizen does not keep track and couldn’t care less. You are going to have to find a scandal that hits everybody hard in the pocketbook before the average joe will take notice.

  6. HeartofAmerica

    In one week we have dinner with my husband’s brothers and wives. If these folks, some of the most liberal, socialist people I know, even so much as bat an eye about Obama and/or his administration’s recent scandals….only then I will jump on the impeachment bandwagon. My gut tells me that they will do the usual “let’s blame the Republican’s” and won’t blame Obama for anything.

  7. Jim Lakely

    A 12 seed always does damage in the Tourney, as Obama knows well from filling out his brackets every year. I think he should look out for “National Treasury Employees Union.” They are this year’s Florida Gulf Coast!

  8. R. Craigen

    There’s only one minor flaw in the seeds in your brackets, which is going to hurt the entire tournament:

    They’re all Bush’s fault.

  9. Jon Gabriel, Ed.

    I actually ended up with more than 64 in my master list. Had to edit down the scandals to allow for next week’s drama.

  10. Jim Lakely

    Your #1 seeds are strong. I think it’ll come down to “Profiling Tea Party” and “Not Sending Rescue Mission” as the odds-on faves to reach the finals.

    But don’t sleep on the #3 seed in the Obamacare region, “HHS Asking Companies for Money.” It would reach the finals for sure if not for all the great competition. It first has to get past “Doctors Leaving System,” which is my super dark horse. But I think the Docs  are going to be stronger in the 2014 bracket. Lots of five- and four-star recruits reconsidering their commitments.

  11. ParisParamus

    I was one of the first people to download the Obama Scandal Manager app, but soon learned that it managed a maximum of four scandals.  They keep saying an updated that manages up to seven scandals will be uploaded to the Apple App Store, but it’s been a week now, and still no update.

    Does anyone know of a rival product of this kind, perhaps for Android?

  12. R. Craigen

    A favourite of mine was writing himself into all (or at any rate, most) of the presidents’ bios on the official WH website, so that the glories of all the past presidents could be seen in their proper context:  namely, how they relate or compare to the Obama presidency, the standard against which all others are measured … and then, after attention is called to the edits, they are wiped.  Can you get that on one line?  The compact description of each title is the central genius of your piece.

  13. Fake John Galt

    I heard the purpose of the app was to locate those interested in Obama scandals for special attention of various government departments and agencies. I suspect an IRS or DHS agent will be by shortly to see to your education on these subjects.

  14. Ajax von Kaiserpenguin

    My money’s on the AP phone records because, as we all know, this is the only scandal about which the press will actually give a damn.

  15. Nealfred

    That’s what I’m talking about! Sweet

  16. Jon Gabriel, Ed.

    I bet even Obama would fill out one of these if it gave him some face time on ESPN.

  17. flownover
    Fake John Galt: The average citizen does not keep track and couldn’t care less. You are going to have to find a scandal that hits everybody hard in the pocketbook before the average joe will take notice. · 16 hours ago

    You know what ? The average citizen doesn’t vote to impeach, the average congressman does .

    Do you really think that the American People would have voted to do to Nixon and Clinton what might happen here ? 

    That is the great fallacy that the media uses to their advantage.  Us regular joes have nothing to do with it . But the institutional memory has been shaped to reflect those incidents as national movements, when there were only 535 reps doing the dirty work.

  18. Sweet and Low
    Fake John Galt: The average citizen does not keep track and couldn’t care less. You are going to have to find a scandal that hits everybody hard in the pocketbook before the average joe will take notice. · 16 hours ago

    The IRS scandal fills that bill nicely.  Everybody is scared of the IRS, and they went after working class people who couldn’t fight back.

  19. Yeah...ok.

    I wonder if the IRS leaned on John Roberts before the Obamacare decision?

  20. John Davey

    Is there no “play in” scandal in this year’s bracket?

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