The “most transparent Administration in history” strikes again:
(The Washington Times) – The Obama administration said Thursday it had rearrested and brought back four of the most dangerous immigrants it released from detention last month in the run-up to the Budget Sequestration.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton testified to Congress that his agency released 10 “level one” offenders, and has gone out and apprehended four of them. He said the other six are nonviolent.
Mr. Morton also acknowledged that overall, 2,228 immigrants were released — far more than the “several hundred” the agency had initially acknowledged. Of those, 629 had criminal records, though Mr. Morton said they were low-level offenders.
Jeez, why just not just come out and say, “Hey, sorry ’bout that! Whoa, it was soooo craaaazy that week, man, with the Prez telling us to “do our worst“, ya know!? Stuff just kinda’ got away from us.
Yeah, THAT won’t happen again: we ‘pinkie-promise‘…”
Honestly, as slimy as I think these folks are, they keep surpassing even my current opinion of them.
But like they say on the infomercials: “Hold on! There’s more“:
This, I believe, is the issue for the Obama Administration. Yet again, another low-level operative is taking the fall. Yet again, the Leader of the Free World has managed to duck ANY kind of blame for another egregious act of malfeasance on his watch. And once again, the media isn’t connecting any dots, even the painfully obvious ones.
This is a continuation of a trend that the WSJ’s Daniel Henninger highlighted during the debates last year:
“…He looked like a fourth-grader being confronted in front of the whole class by Miss Crowley of all our childhood nightmares. That moment revealed the problem: At the core of Barack Obama’s persona and his presidency is a constant instinct to deniability.
‘It’s not my fault.’
He comes across as one of those smart kids who always had some elaborate excuse to disperse responsibility for anything bad in his vicinity…”
That last sentence nails it.
Do you have some praise to shower, even if it has nothing to do with Obama? President ‘Peace Prize’ will be more than happy to accept it. But when the doo-doo hits the fan, he’s conveniently nowhere in sight.
To put an even finer point on this, there was a brilliant paragraph a few weeks back which applies this thinking to the entirety of the Obama Regime. Courtesy of Gabriel Malor over at Ace Of Spades HQ:
The Obama folks have normalized a style of management wherein political appointees give vague directives and then get to plead ignorance when those vague policies are translated into dangerous and idiotic decisions by safely anonymous underlings.
- Of course Sec. Napolitano has no idea what’s going on in her own detention facilities; she doesn’t want to know. That’s the scandal.
- Of course AG Holder didn’t know his subordinates were selling guns to Mexican cartels; he didn’t want to know. That’s the scandal.
- Of course Sec. Clinton had no idea her own diplomats were begging for help because of Benghazi’s security nightmare; she didn’t want to know. That’s the scandal.
This “The Dog ate my Homework” line of excuse-making would get you or me kicked out of class, or fired from any Fortune 500 company. But our own Government expects us to buy it, seemingly forever.
Oddly, it may be the smallest of such incidents, the shutdown of the White House Tours, that eventually proves Obama’s undoing. Especially since the Secret Service is none too pleased about being thrown under the bus by the Blamer-In-Chief.
Amazingly, it’s beginning to look like even his most trusted allies in the media may have finally had enough, and based on Obama’s recent poll numbers, the American people may have, as well. Historically, Americans don’t usually care too much for liars, unless you can pull off the “Lovable Rogue” shtick, a la Bill Clinton. And while ‘King Barack the Petulant’ possesses numerous political skills, that singular quality just ain’t in his bag of tricks.
This Administration is teetering atop its own homemade tower-of-lies, much like a game of ‘Jenga’ just before someone breathes too hard.
Proceed with caution, Mr. President.