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May 20, 2013 - 12:49 pm
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Carney characterized the scandal as “there were line employees at the IRS who improperly targeted conservative groups with some of the words.”

“I mean, nobody’s been more outraged by the reported conduct here than the president of the United States,” the spokesman added. “The outrage from the president came within hours after the release of the report.”

Noting that “there were public reports that this stuff was going on almost a year before the presidential election,” Carney was grilled by reporters about why they’ve claimed the notification timeline they have.

Carney referred reporters to the Treasury Department. “I don’t know anything more about it than what I read in the paper,” he said.

“Our feeling has been from the beginning, since we were notified of the impending completion of the I.G. report that we would refrain from commenting on, you know, reports about draft language, reports about what may or may not be in the findings of the I.G. until the I.G. actually published his report,” he added.

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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He is the first African-American president ONLY if you believe in the "one drop rule": i.e., one drop of ancestral blood is all it takes to mark one as a "Negro" of the bottom pedigree. Obama is not black. He is one-half (foreign) Kenyan, and one half "white" American. To call his an African American is to lend credence to the pro-slavery (Democrat) racial argument. Obama is not an African-American. He has no slave-blood in his genetics. He is a mullato: "a person of mixed white and black ancestry, esp. a person with one white and one black parent" -- according the the American Heritage Dictionary. He's no more black than he is white. And he is no more African than he is American in conception.

It is high time to put all this "race" nonsense behind us. It is an issue of relevance to NO ONE apart from the race-hucksters and the progressive leftists.
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Exactly. At this point there are only two possible ways to describe Obama.
1) Criminal and tyrannical beyond Nixon's wildest dreams
2) Incompetent beyond Carter's worst nightmares.

So Lefties, which is it?
1 year ago
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Therefore;
DERELICTION OF DUTY.
They're even admitting it.

IMPEACH.
1 year ago
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Is this supposed to be an excuse? Forgive them for they know not what they or their minions do?

Bizarre than any public figure would dare it. That excuse used by Germans who lived in the shadow of the concentration camps, who "didn't know"? Or the Russians and "citizens" of the satellites of the prison State of the Soviet Union who "didn't know" that gulag was school for "re-education" of citizens who knew AND SAID too much. And the re-education camps of China, the fashionable pet nation for today's know-it-alls. Those same fashionistas whose recent and latest hate nation is the US of A.

Some, many? of these hate mongers even in the highest levels of the civic institutions including government of the nation.

What happened to "the buck stops here" at the President's desk?

THIS "president" immune to not having known what he should have known? This "president" who is not to blame for any fiascoes done by his minions in his, and thus OUR name?

It is of course understand he gave no such orders, or even suggestions for their actions that were abject failures. Moreover seen to be failures. Dig deeper the watchword..

They are none of them his fault. How could they be since he "didn't know". Are the fans, supporters and excuse makers for this man Obama really aliens?

This president who from information in the public domain "doesn't know" exactly even where he was born. How could he know, wasn't he a baby when he was born?

When expedient he was born in Kenya. When candidate for POTUS he with the help of his firence decided he was really born in Hawaii. And he'll challenge anyone who asks him to Prove it.

Obama and friends. Representing Americans to themselves and the world by their choice in the beginning of the 21st century. There's a movie in this story.l
1 year ago
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The nerve of these unelected peons to make decisions which affect this country. Someone should put them in their place.
1 year ago
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Translated Carney: "Because it would be entirely inappropriate to let the President know that there was an ongoing, and possibly explosive, investigation of inappropriate behavior by IRS employees. We decided that plausible deniability was more important. So he could, you know, be more believable when he appeared "outraged"."
1 year ago
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___ Carney Claims White House Chose Not to Tell Obama About IRS Probe

More proof of the Limbaugh Theorem: Obama never governs, he only campaigns. To govern would be to assume executive responsibility. Barry is above all that. He is constantly looking to the Big Picture of saving and transforming America. He cannot control the strata of bureaucratic/political actors below him. His task is to lead from Above.
1 year ago
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It is truly sad.
Just think about it.
They do say that they treat him like an idiot.
And this is how they hide the truth.
Think about it.
Or he says that "he went to sleep" (i.e., he says of himself that he is an idiot).
Or he says he didn't know about this or that.

And the press helps him with "affirmative action" hiding his colossal mistakes (Austrian, Maldives-Malvinas, 57 states, "corpse" etc etc)

Think about it.
He is the first African American President and the pattern is

"I am an idiot."

It is sad.
It shouldn't have been like that.

I know he is not an idiot, I know he is dangerous to the Republic.

But besides the other damages to this Nation, he is severely offending the black community.


1 year ago
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He is the first African-American president ONLY if you believe in the "one drop rule": i.e., one drop of ancestral blood is all it takes to mark one as a "Negro" of the bottom pedigree. Obama is not black. He is one-half (foreign) Kenyan, and one half "white" American. To call his an African American is to lend credence to the pro-slavery (Democrat) racial argument. Obama is not an African-American. He has no slave-blood in his genetics. He is a mullato: "a person of mixed white and black ancestry, esp. a person with one white and one black parent" -- according the the American Heritage Dictionary. He's no more black than he is white. And he is no more African than he is American in conception.

It is high time to put all this "race" nonsense behind us. It is an issue of relevance to NO ONE apart from the race-hucksters and the progressive leftists.
1 year ago
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Yea!
I'm thinkin' Mexicans, muslims, Jews, N. Koreans, are now eligible for the Commander in Chief position in Washington, D.C.
How could I forget the asexual?

1 year ago
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Due respect - Jews have ALWAYS been eligible for the CIC position in Washington, D.C....
1 year ago
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And you must respect the queue in Amerika.
1 year ago
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Obama:
"I have no idea who ordered that pizza. I'll take it, anyway, and see who it belongs to.
The Secret Service will see you out.
Bye. Have a nice evening."
1 year ago
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The entire Obama administration has wet brown streaks down the pant legs of their dress pants; Yet they STILL try to distract the attention with deodorizing talking points:
http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/will-republicans-screw-up-again-some-are-already-overreaching/

That "tingle" down Chris Matthews leg is congealing dysentery.
1 year ago
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When the President's press secretary starts uttering phrases like "I think I said" and "she also made clear it was her view" and "There were discussions" and "nobody's been more outraged" that's a clear indication they're in trouble and they know it. The only outrage coming from this President is because the people, now including the press, are onto him and his Chicago-pol tactics. The most transparent administration in history? Just the opposite.
1 year ago
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Obama is playacting at being above it all and "wanting to get to the bottom of this" knowing full well that he will only find himself there. The fact that he didn't give any orders to make these things come about has been a pre-arranged follwing of a script, most likely written some years ago by Axle-head.

To-wit: "What do we do if it gets found out? Denying is so old-school and has lost some of its effectiveness."

Axle-head: "We have a new plan. The president will simply claim how outraged he is, how he is determined to find the responsible parties and make sure he uses phrases like, "Won't rest until" and "We will be tireless" when he makes the point. That will keep his base believing he has it all under control but even better, that he had nothing to do with it."

It's a simple strategy and, were it not so underhanded, a brilliant one. They know how to play dirty, perhaps having studied all the great regimes of the past and noting where they went wrong.

However, they are playing with fire but also, they enjoy it. It's their replacement for belief in God so, it's all they have. Poker-faced lying and using human lives for the ante. What's an omelet without a few broken eggs, eh, komrade?

It's disgusting at best and criminal at worst. Petty-minded children playing with very serious consequences and then laughing in your face.

I do sincerely wonder how long they'll be laughing when someone gets serious about removing them from power. For power is the only thing they will seriously regret having to lose.

It's way past time for the citizens to speak up. Tomorrow will be a good start...but the media won't even mention it. In fact, they will cover some celebrity's personal hygiene habits before they cover the tea-party demonstrations.
1 year ago
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Obama is the OJ Simpson of politics: "I won't rest until I find Nicole's killer." Likewise, Obama won't rest until he finds out what the Obama administration is doing.

What passes for news these days is ridiculous. A sample from ABC Radio News: Catherine Zeta Jones out of rehab (I'll rest a lot easier now), who leads DWTS (a real nail-biter), how to stay safe at summer concerts (gee, I wonder if being safe would work?), Microsoft to reveal Xbox 360 successor (I can hardly wait!)

Wake up, America & take our country back from control-freak statists!
1 year ago
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The active members of the President's team are not common criminals. They are of the Chicago variety. They play the waiting game. As I've stated onsite on several occasions, these good ol' boys and girls make a play, then wait to see what the reaction will be, if any, and then respond to the criticism in the most lethargic and mendacious manners. They will attempt to stretch these accusation of criminality out until hell freezes over or until they leave office, which ever comes first. Those who get in the way will be 'bumped off', one by one through public ridicule and denigration of character. Just ask Obama's Illinois political opponents.

True, it is a heavy-handed way to play the game of politics, but it has worked in Chicago since time immemorial and for the last four years, it has worked in Washington, DC.

1 year ago
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Yea!
There's a lot of "special" criminals on death row.
1 year ago
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The crew running the government are people of the same ilk as those who began their "long march through the institutions" by taking over the arts in the 1960s. Not rabid revolutionaries, they are people of few gifts, pedestrian minds, shallow perceptions and a great deal of envy toward those who have the qualities they lack. Their fuel is resentment and their methods are, when exposed, just like the cruel tricks nasty children play.
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