Monday, March 9, 2015

FOD 2015.03.09

hillary has been in the news quite a bit lately.
Hillary Clinton continued her strategy of ignoring the firestorm over her use of a private email account as secretary of state... Also stonewalled by her was the controversy over donations received from foreign governments while she was in office as the nation’s chief diplomat.
That's the Clinton SOP - ignore controversial or negative stories and hope they go away. It's an especially effective strategy when aided and abetted by Clinton accomplices in the media.

In a similar manner, obama is sticking with his tried and true Sgt. Schultz strategy: "I know nothing...!"

(CBS News Correspondent Bill) PLANTE: "Mr. President, when did you first learn that Hillary Clinton used an e-mail system outside the U.S. government for official business while she was secretary of State?"

OBAMA: "At the same time as everybody else learned it, through news reports."
That leaves two possibilities: (1) she never sent him any emails while she was Sec. of State, or (2) he never bothered reading them.

I guess there is one other possibility - either he or she (or, more likely both of them) is lying.

This isn't the first, or second, or even third time barry has used the "I heard about it on the news" excuse. Here's a few more.
At Monday's (May 20, 2014) White House press briefing, spokesman Jay Carney revealed that President Obama and Secretary Shinseki first learned of the scandal of incompetence and corruption at the VA through media reports.

If this sounds like "deja vu all over again," don't worry, you're not having a Yogi Berra moment. This has been the White House's explanation of how the president learned about most of the scandals they've had to respond to over the past few years. 

According to the White House, President Obama was not informed by any of his advisors and, according to Carney, learned about  the following scandals from watching TV: 
  • Fast & Furious gun running scandal
  • IRS intimidation of conservative groups
  • DOJ wire tapping of AP reporters
  • DOJ wire tapping of Fox News' James Rosen
  • Air Force One used for photo-op in lower Manhattan
And a couple more:
Obama didn’t know we were spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for five years.

Obama didn’t know the website was going to fail.
The only problem with the "I heard about it on the news" excuse is that obama has contradicted himself on at least one occasion.
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news.

But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night (July 22, 2014).

Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.”

That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, and the Department of Justice spying on news reporters.

In each of those cases, Mr. Obama or his aides have said the president learned about the scandals from news reports.
That's the problem with telling so many lies. You can't keep all your stories straight.

What a worthless SCOAMF.


Old NFO said...

Actually it's "I know NOZZINK!"... :-)

Anonymous said...

The Ayatollah Obama -
1. Does not pay any attention to anything anyone tells him, or
2. He is utterly and completely clueless, or
3. Has absolutely no time for any thing so unimportant as world events, in-U.S. events, or what his minions, sycophants, and run-of-the-mill liberal Democrats are up to, or
4. Is busy doing the important things that come with being President, like making excuses for ISIS and Muslims in general, playing golf, flying all over the goddam country campaign fund raising, going on vacation every couple of weeks, playing golf, bowing and scraping to all the leaders of all those countries who like us only for our foreign aid, playing golf, or whatever, or
5. All of the above.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - I'm not very good with accents...

Anon - Definitely "All of the above."