The wheels came off the Obama administration yesterday. We learned of a startling assault on freedom of the press by the Department of Justice, following the revelation last week of the unprecedented information-gathering foray by that department against The Associated Press. Then, a few minutes later, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a report declaring that the US attorney in Arizona used the leak of a confidential memo to try to discredit a whistleblower in the notorious “gun-walking” scandal known as Fast and Furious (which got two federal agents killed). The leak was called “egregious.”
Clearly Obama is a figurehead and Ppears to be fine playing that role. He knows nothing and evidently is dressed up and sent out with aTelePrompTer to feed him talking points as a frontman. He is like the guy who is a part of the gang but you don´t tell him anything important because you know he will screw it up. Better to keep him ignorant. Wow. Now we know why his college records are kept under lock and key.
Oh, LDotters. Please do not forget. The One is the Affirmative Action hire. He does not know how to lead. All he needs to do is read from his teleprompter. Nothing else is required. He is just another mushroom, being fed what he needs to know when he needs to know it. Besides, abuse of the IRS is traditional. FDR did it, as did Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton. So you are attacking tradition. Besides, it was an issue of national security. Excuse me, I mean NATIONAL SECURITY. Because, don´t you see, the Presidency cannot be entrusted to a rascally Republican, who represents the Moneyed Powers. Just ignore the fact that Obama is worth more than Romney. So the leaks will lead to nothing. And Zippy will just keep instituting his Socialist Revolution on us.
Be it ever so bumbled, crumbled, fumbled, jumbled, mumbled, rumbled, stumbled and tumbled but never humbled, there’s no place like the Prevarication Room at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, just down the hall from the more widely known Situation Room. The former is a room without a view. The latter is a room without a clue.
JP gives an outstanding description here of Zippy & Co.´s malfeasance with respect to the F&F leak, and the attack on Rosen. But I don´t think the wheels have come off. I won´t believe that until I see an equivalent of this piece in the NYTimes, the WaPo, the LATimes, and the Chicago Tribune.
Some of you here are implying he is an incompetent, scholastic moron, and frontman. Au contraire. He´s a brilliant marxist con. He is smarter and way ahead of you. The plan for no fingerprints and no accountability, with no way to get to the bottom of him is freaking Moriarity brilliant. He is the leading man in the overthrow of the West -- give the devil his due.You take it on faith that Jarrett and others are running the show. No one lies better than he does, polishes off enemies with Holder´s loyalty better, selects chaos czars better, hides his alternate lifestyle and sealed papers better, and chills better than he does. Stop describing incompetence. Your country is not gone because of incompetence and bad luck. It is by design abetted by silence, gutless republican losers, brain seared and lost educators, and the misunderstanding by decent Americans how far this "process" and "judgment" has gone. BTW -- I just read this to my wife who said, "Don´t send this. If you send this they will think of you as a terrorist." I know many of you will not say what you know to be true out of love for your family. I too love my family. And I want my children to have freedom without intimidation. This act of mine feels so anonymous, so French Underground Radio, so last resort. Maybe there is one person reading this, with real evidence, who understands that the powers and principalities we wrestle with can actually win at any time, who will act in a more appropriate and heroic manner than to scribble. God bless that man.
Jay Carney´s explanation yesterday that everyone in the White House knew about the IRS scandal-except the POTUS aka Preezy Potted Plant is laughable. Carney´s excuse was that if they told Obama " he might do something ". Do something stupid ? Do something to stop the abuses ? They tell President Mushroom ( cause he´s always in the dark ) about Trayvon and the Cambridge cop and they let him play with his basketballs and golf balls every day , but, they apparently keep the big stuff away from him. Like Benghazi. Politico . September 12, 2012- " The White House said President Obama was notified of the attack in Benghazi Tuesday ( 5pm ) by national security adviser Tom Donilon, but was not told about Ambassador Chris Stevens´ death until Wednesday morning. " Alfred E Neuman and Mr Magoo have more gravitas than Obama. I know I am restating the obvious, but, there is something very, very ,very wrong with this Administration. Many things, in fact.
WOW! Me?Opinionated?Nah!, great post. Nothing like being intelligent, witty and spot-on all at the same time. You are good.
I do, however, believe the fab. & sit. rooms may be one and the same.
And, speaking of "aiding & abetting," it seems Mother Nature is playing that role in OK, doesn´t it? Tragically, events there have taken over the news, allowing the administration to improve on their lies - at least for a few days.
Prayers for those unfortunate folks and what they have yet to endure.
Obama distances himself from all of this, is even "outraged" (by his own policies), and promises to "fix" it. This keeps him in the 50+% approval bracket with the LoFos, while his policies are below 40% approval. He could give Slick Willie a few lessons.
What you have in this government is a bunch of malevolent minions. The guys at the top are just a bunch of talking (empty) heads. Every department head is a presidential appointee. Some presidents appoint competent people. This one appoints political hacks who know the agenda and are willing to do anything to get it accomplished, even fall on their swords. They know they will never be prosecuted for their crimes because even the Justice department is loaded with fellow travelers.
The bureaucracy will take years to clean out. If we ever manage to get a Conservative elected he or she had better fire every political appointee from this administration.
Well, for those of us who always suspected he is nothing more than a lazy, self-indulgent empty suit, here´s your proof. The laughable thing is that Our Dear Reader actually thinks he´s special. I laugh when I think of all those record breaking crowds who believed all his ridiculous lies.
When Bush was president, the buck always stopped with him. With Obama, it never does. I can´t help but wonder how much longer Obama can throw others under the bus before there are enough people under the bus to throw the bus back on him. He really believes he can stab anyone in the back and because the media has always drooled over him, he can get away with it. That won´t last forever... unless those under the bus are rewarded handsomely to keep silent.
As far as the White House collapsing... just remember, no matter how bad Obama gets, he and the media share the same ideology and immoral values. It will have to get pretty bad before the Old Media turns on him and starts treating him as the lying corrupt narcissistic American-capitalist hating Alinskyite he is. So don´t hold your breath.
#14, I agree with you wholeheartedly and commend your courage. The very first thing these new virulent Dems do is to establish their chain of "cut-offs" and plausable deniability scenarios which insulate the people at the top. This was done very adroitly with e.g. F&F and which served as a template. Then establish all the fall-back positions in advance.
Barack Obama cares about stuff, like fairness and income equality and stuff like that. He´s really cool, like. I mean, like, kill the 1% man, just kill ´em. Splat! Obama´s just awesome and stuff like that.
No.14: I agree that there is a "Moriarity Mind" somewhere in the background, but it isn´t in The Won´s head. Whoever it is is playing him like a tune. Obama is just too lazy to be some mastermind. A mastermind does not say "corpse-man", that there are 57 states, or constantly screw up in matters of diplomatic protocol. He is just a snake oil salesman.
The NEW Pledge of Allegiance for all of Obama’s liberal lap dogs in the MSM, Federal bureaucracy, academia, etc.:
I pledge allegiance to Obama’s plan to change the United States of America, and to the “progressive” ideology for which he stands, one Nation devoid of God, indefensible, with government handouts for all.
Obama didn´t know about Fast & Furious. Obam thought that Benghazi was about a video. Obama didn;t know about his DOJ. Obama didn´t know about the EPA E-Mails. Obama didn´t know about his IRS. Obama didn´t know about AP. Obama didn´t know about Rosen. Bush is stupid.
Obama is a low-inteeligence guy which is apparent by his lack of spontaneity when he tries to speak without a teleprompter. He is always close to stumbling and stuttering in a search for something to say. His inability to deal with reality has led him into a giant quagmire in which his genuflecting media are finding it difficult to defend him. A significant reason they have to show some resistance is their mission to support and promote the ´Rat party. This now requires making some pseudo-critical remarks, but not so critical as to be damaging to the party, but critical enough in order to fool people into thinking these scandals should not be attributed to the ´Rat party, but only to a few over-zealous patriots in the employ of the government.
All the criminal activity that defines the White House and its thugs is simple gangster activity that has been practised for millennia. It is unsophisticated and really quite simple-minded. They have gotten away with it because there is no one willing to hold them accountable. All this stuff was obvious from the start. There are no surprises. Even the milquetoast public defenders were no surprise. When all the gassbaggery ends it will be SNAFU.
WASHINGTON -- An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that, when it came to light inside the government, produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA - but all in secret, an Associated Press investigation found. The CIA paid Robert Levinson´s family $2.5 million to head off a revealing lawsuit. Three veteran analysts were forced out of the agency and seven others were disciplined. The U.S. publicly has described Levinson as a private citizen.
The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a "traitor for all ages," the official news agency reported. Jang Song Thaek faced a special military tribunal Thursday and was convicted of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts" in a bid to overthrow the the communist country´s leadership, KCNA reported Friday in Pyongyang. The state news agency did not say when or how Jang was killed. North Korean media reported Monday that Jang had been purged for crimes that included faction-building, corruption, drug use and womanizing. He was considered the country´s most powerful figure after his nephew. State TV aired
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced this morning that nearly 365,000 Americans had signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare. The vast majority came from 14 states running their own insurance exchanges, while 137,000 came by way of HealthCare.gov, the much-faulted federal Web site that handles enrollment for the remaining states. But amid the rush to enroll as many people as possible by the Dec. 23 deadline, there’s a huge caveat that isn’t getting much public attention: For coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, enrollees must pay their first month’s premium on time. (The deadline varies
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The British security firm that failed to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, from a terrorist attack a year ago that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens was told by the State Department to avoid the media, the latest example of stonewalling over the attack. In newly uncovered emails received by the public watchdog group Judicial Watch, State was notified that the firm, Blue Mountain Group, was being pressed for answers about the surprise attack. Instead of giving the group the green light to answer the media, State ordered the firm to go into hiding. “Thank you so much for informing us about
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After three months and more than 50 phone calls, John Gisler gave up on buying coverage through HealthCare.gov. Gisler wanted to purchase a plan for his 45-year-old son, who has a rare degenerative condition affecting his coordination and speech. His current coverage through Utah’s high-risk insurance pool plan ends Dec. 31. By that time, the Obama administration expects enrollees to transition into health plans sold through the new health-care law. But so far, Gisler hasn’t succeeded in purchasing coverage -- but not for a lack of effort. “We’ve had three separate applications that failed to make it through,” Gisler says. “I have a
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Maybe he went into sugar shock over a Danish pastry. The president of the United States, leader of the free world, standard-bearer for everything upright, good and wholesome about the nation he leads, lost his morality, his dignity and his mind, using the solemn occasion of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday to act like a hormone-ravaged frat boy on a road trip to a strip bar. In front of 91 world leaders, the mourning nation of South Africa and Obama’s clearly furious wife, Michelle, the president flirted, giggled, whispered like a recalcitrant child and made a damn fool of himself at first
Washington -- A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party´s
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
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The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
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Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Leaving aside whether it was appropriate, the moment captured the democratization of image making that is a hallmark of our gadget-filled, technologically rich era. Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried
If you go down on the ice today you´re sure of a big surprise - a rare glimpse of 20 polar bears gorging on a bloody midnight feast. These photographs show a rare cluster of males, females and cubs all dining out on the remains of a whale carcass. They spent a night and a day stripping every last morsel from the mammoth sea creature. Usually Polar bears are solitary and would never tolerate being so close to each other. But with food in plentiful supply and bellies dragging on the floor they seem too lethargic to fight.Wildlife photographer Michal