June 8, 2014
ANDREW MALCOLM: A Clueless President That Wears His Incompetence With Pride.
President Obama was completely surprised by the IRS scandal. Dumbfounded, in fact, that government workers would help his 2012 re-election campaign.
And the NSA scandal. Who could possibly anticipate citizen outrage over government monitoring all their communications?
Obama was clueless about the ObamaCare debacle, even days after its botched rollout dominated national news. Months after staff warnings of fundamental tech troubles within his namesake legislation.
And Obama only learned of the recent VA corruption scandal, fraud and tardy treatment for vets from the media, which had chronicled his original outrage over unconscionable delays fully six years ago. Delays he vowed then to fix should he become king president.
But, according to Obama, he was not stunned or surprised at all, not even mildly shocked by the nationwide, bipartisan outrage over his illegal swapping of the Taliban’s Terrorism Board of Directors for an American who not only volunteered for the U.S. Army, but then volunteered to walk over to the enemy busy killing his comrades.
And to see that man and his eccentric parents hailed in a special Saturday Rose Garden photo-op celebrating his release with an heroic tone. True, this prisoner-bargain controversy buried the VA scandal for the moment. But it’s also hijacked coverage of the president’s weeklong attempted reset of security policy in Europe.
“I’m never surprised by controversies that are whipped up in Washington,” the president claimed in a Thursday news conference.
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