My suggestion to the President: if you’re gonna tell an obvious lie, practice in front of a mirror first, …’cause this one doesn’t begin to pass the ‘guffaw’ test:
OBAMA: “…I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying. So what I’ll do is find out what exactly you’re referring to…”
Okay, a quick poll: everyone who believes that the President of the United States has no idea what this reporter is talking about, say ‘Yay‘…
Of course, he could maintain that he only knows what he hears in the Network press. Given that his BFF’s in the media are attempting a complete blackout on this subject, that would make a modicum of sense.
But this isn’t Joe Six-pack we’re talking about: it’s the Most Powerful Man On The Planet. Plus, Fox News and the Conservative blogosphere has been covering this daily, with Fox, HotAir, and others specifically broadcasting the revelations by Victoria Toensing:
(FOXNEWS) – At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
“I’m not talking generally, I’m talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”
We are now truly in ‘Watergate’-type waters, where the mounting evidence of a cover-up is becoming the Mastodon in the room. Charles Krauthammer summed it up perfectly and pithily:
And when President ‘Smart Power’ stands in front of the American people and offers the most amateurish of fibs, you know that it’s now not a matter of IF this is all going to come out, but merely WHEN.
So, on the off-chance that you haven’t seen this interview with Victoria Toensing on Fox, I’ll include it below. While you watch, remind yourself that Benghazi resulted in 4 Americans dying, at the hands of hostile Islamist forces, in one of the most dangerous parts of the world, on 9/11. And also keep in mind that he and his Administration lied about it for days, and now are accused of threatening potential witnesses to remain silent or face legal and/or career-ending repercussions.
But we’re supposed to believe that Obama isn’t keeping tabs on this? Dude, puh-lease….
This dude must be a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Slick Willy School of Parsing. See, in THEIR world, they haven’t “blocked” anyone. They have simply threatened to end their careers and potentially prosecute them. BIG difference, eh?
Saw the Krauthammer clip this morning on TV, and he nails it: the MSM could care less since the accusation is focused on the Obama Administration. If it were any Republican President, this would be front page, first story, every day, for months.\
Undoubtedly, the ultimate conclusion of any MSM coverage of this will come down to a discussion of the “whistleblowers” and, “are they simply racists hiding behind the Benghazi story?”
We already KNOW that Hillary knew MUCH more than she let on, and in all likelihood, perjured herself as evidenced by the emails from her denying additional security, etc.
Hillary “What Difference Does it Make?” Clinton is just as contemptible as Obama is on this. As the SOS, she was a joke. A voter picked at random would have been preferable.
Yes, he’s attempting to parse his words. But at this point, it all rings hollow.
And for him to say that he needs to go “find out what exactly you’re referring to…” is an insult.
He truly thinks the American people are stupid…and for a sizable swath of Liberals in the country, he may have them pegged correctly.
Hillary was SOS, and now, Kerry is S.O.S. as the new SOS….
Wait a sec: now I’m confused.
Did you mean SOS, or POS?
All I know is, the Left is trying to make this whole thing go away.
Notice that after the Prez gave that ridiculous answer, no one asked a follow-up.
They just accepted his “answer”, and moved on.
Oh, yes: our defenders in the 4th Estate are truly a fearless bunch…
I was thinking along the lines of “same old….”
I truly am curious if this house of cards that IS the Obama Admin will come tumbling down. The Press is a fickle bunch…and if they made ya, they can tear you down, too.
Random acts of journalism could become contagious….or maybe I’m just full of hope for change.
Absolutely worst lie. And notice how, ever the artisan, he included the another worst runner up: that “I will find out what exactly you’re referring to.” Oh, that’s so good! Spoken with all the finesse of the deceiver in chief. What skill.
Right on, BR! Translated, that line means: give me a moment to see who else I can blame this on, or how I can spin my next yarn. I’ll bet he almost blurted out “It’s Bush’s fault”….
It’s the teleprompter’s “default” response. ….
Oh yes, give a moment, that’s it. Find someone to grease the wheels of the bus.
I fully expected him to just say “that was in my first term, so I will be issuing an executive order, soon, that you cannot ask me or my administration about any scandals in my first term. Now what problem?”
Too many folks have their teeth into this one.
And they learned just HOW willing he is to obfuscate with Fast’ n Furious.
He’s not gonna just waltz away on this one.
Mark it down.
Hmmm, …why do I think that he won’t be able to find any evidence of threats, once he’s had an “opportunity” to “research” this scurrilous charge?
That will be an interesting thing, JTR, ESPECIALLY given Ms. Toensing’s VERY specific statements. The Admin better KNOW what’s out there in any email or other correspondence!
But to your point, Obama can’t find what he’s not looking for in earnest….
Obama: “Threatened?…Geesh, you’d think I sent a drone after them or something…”
Maybe they should be looking over their shoulder, especially since he said he will look into it.
This is classic, predictable Obama and it causes me to wonder how he persuaded so many people to reelect him. With all of his character flaws, I don’t see him as a nice guy anymore…to me he is just another empty suit caught in the river of immoral altruism and pragmatic turbulence.
Originally, I assumed him to be a decent man, just incredibly flawed and unprepared for office.
After 5 years, I now still see him as flawed and unprepared, but far, far from a nice guy. He’s a spiteful, mean, petty narcissist who does not tolerate anything than blind obeisance.
When I started calling him President Xerxes last year, I didn’t know how accurate I was……
The “decent man” concept went out the window for me when, as Senator Obama, he voted for partial birth abortion…
Admittedly, I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Even with that example, I was hoping that there were two sides to the story, and I just hadn’t heard the other, “reasonable” explanation for such a horrific vote(s).
I so wanted to be wrong…
But I was far more right than I even suspected.
I hear ya, bro….you’ve done yeoman’s work detailing SO much of the events over the last 5 years. We are witnessing a failure of duties perhaps heretofore unseen in the Presidential realm.
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