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White House “Did Not Know” National
Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson

BuzzFeed News, by Evan McMorris-Santoro

Original Article

Posted By:M2, 8/18/2014 11:11:20 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said. President Obama is back at the White House today on a pre-scheduled break from his August vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. He’s scheduled to be briefed by Attorney General Eric Holder on the situation in Ferguson early this afternoon. Holder and the administration have been critical of the militarized response to protests in Ferguson.

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That is pretty much all there is to this article so far. My guess is that Obama will find out about this "stupid stuff" in the news.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951, 8/18/2014 11:18:14 AM     (No. 9970361)

Do they know anything? Do they even know what month or day of the week it is? The only thing they seem to know is the web site hotels.com for vacation planning. Their level of disengagement is beyond belief. Unfortunately it´s all too true much to our dismay. Idiots.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/18/2014 11:21:59 AM     (No. 9970366)

They know the police acted stupidly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FLCracker, 8/18/2014 11:23:21 AM     (No. 9970368)

It would be nice for the governor to tell the president he was calling out the Guard, but it that a requirement?

I don´t think so.

The National Guards of the various states belong to their states unless federalized.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 8/18/2014 11:29:32 AM     (No. 9970376)

Why would you inform a criminal element such as the White House?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/18/2014 11:51:41 AM     (No. 9970416)

More anti-Ferguson propaganda.

If I had the misfortune to be on that police force, I would resign. Imagine if all the white officers resigned - including that inept chief - and left Ferguson to the fewer black officers to manage.

And then the minority population - the whites - should move out.

Turn Ferguson into a real ghetto and let the blacks deal with it. Abandon it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/18/2014 11:56:39 AM     (No. 9970441)

They also didn´t know Obambi´s golf handicap dropped from 28 to 27.2 since his election to the White Hut. Does this WH ever know what is going on?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/18/2014 11:57:13 AM     (No. 9970446)

Re #6, there has been steady white flight from Ferguson for since 1990, when 73.8% of the population was white.

By the 2010 census, 29.3% were White and 67.4% were black. The whole population is only 21,111 as of last year.

OK. They want it? They can have it.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Emerson, 8/18/2014 11:58:39 AM     (No. 9970450)

Maybe this is a WH hands off. "We didn´t do it. Don´t blame us."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 8/18/2014 12:01:39 PM     (No. 9970457)

Adding to the LONG list of...I donnos...YAWN!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/18/2014 12:07:36 PM     (No. 9970479)

Obama must not read the newspaper while on vacation, although we are constantly told the WH goes with the president everywhere he goes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/18/2014 12:16:01 PM     (No. 9970500)

Bingo, #9!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 8/18/2014 12:22:54 PM     (No. 9970515)

Time for some Hollywood Film maker to make a biographical film of Obams time in Washington...I suggest the title to be:"Clueless in Washington.."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DaddyO, 8/18/2014 12:49:39 PM     (No. 9970565)

National Guard will be needed when the official inquiry is released and no charges will be filed against the officer.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chatham, 8/18/2014 12:58:41 PM     (No. 9970577)

Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber , Obama Abd Holder are the most racist Clowns in the world.
As a reminder ,IRS, Vets Admin, Benghasi,NRA,
Fast and Furious Etc.Etc.Etc.
This may Hog their memories, "there are none so blind as those that will not SEE".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/18/2014 1:04:53 PM     (No. 9970583)

Just thinking ... it might be more newsworthy if the media published what the White House DOES KNOW.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nimby, 8/18/2014 1:15:40 PM     (No. 9970605)

This WH claimed all along that Obama can take care of business from wherever he is vacationing. Why waste fuel, tax payer dollars to come back to the WH for a "briefing with Holder" with daughter in tow?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/18/2014 1:52:10 PM     (No. 9970655)

I propose a set of bumper stickers with the governor´s picture and the caption:

NIXON´S THE ONE! or NIXON, NOW MORE THAN EVER

Better to keep your mouth shut about your cluelessness than to open it and remove all doubt. Doesn´t Barky get a newspaper out there at the Vineyard?



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