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Bridget Johnson

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May 21, 2013 - 11:14 am

A Florida congresswoman said every American should know “you are being played for a sucker” by the Obama administration.

“This administration is living up to its three codes: admit nothing, blame everybody, and deny everything. I mean they have been true to that every step of the way,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said on Fox Business. “The press secretary says, I appreciate your question; the other guy says, this is irrelevant to know where the president was when Benghazi, the attack on our consulate was taking place; it is an irrelevant fact to know whether the president was doing a fundraiser, whether he was sleeping soundly in bed.”

“…I want to know where the president was. I want to know where all of these people were because we want to prevent another Benghazi. This administration just keeps deflecting the facts because they call them irrelevant and then they go on these talk shows. That was a shameful as Susan Rice when she went on those talk shows. If you’re going to show up on those shows then have the facts and own up to it.”

Ros-Lehtinen called the administration’s continued obfuscating “an insult to the American people, never mind that they’re running roughshod over Congress.”

Americans “should be insulted that this administration is admitting nothing, they are denying everything and that they’re blaming everybody,” she added.

“Remember that this is the administration that came in on a — on a high horse saying they were going to be that most transparent administration in history. What we’ve seen are lies, deception, a web of intrigue. Everybody knew everything except the president,” the congresswoman said. “…So everybody is on board was saying we’ve got to protect the president at all costs and heads may roll, a little head here and a little head there but it’s protecting the king. This is what is happening. They’re — they’re conducting this administration as if it were an imperial presidency.”

“When it came to Osama bin Laden we had this view of the Situation Room as this wonderful military operation was going down. Every tragedy we’ve had photos. Where was the president in Benghazi? What was going on that night? Where has the president been in all of these maneuvers?”

Bridget Johnson is a career 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 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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Nice picture of young Chris Stevens here, illustrating my index to blogs on hate speech. See http://clarespark.com/2012/09/27/index-to-blogs-on-hate-speech/. A brilliant man abandoned by his ideological comrades. Despite his politics, he was expendable.
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this is a typical response to a Congress Person who is seeing whats going on and doing nothing about it. POTUS cannot "run over" congress with congress allowing them to do so.
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"Everybody knew everything except the president"

Sounds just like something you'd hear during a RICO case, doesn't it?
46 weeks ago
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This administration IS transparent. Everything said is opposite from what they mean. For instance, "transparency" means they look right through the people they are supposed to be serving and see themselves getting a paycheck, a promotion, a recusal, a benefit or an exemption on the other side of us. Sort of like a bullet goes through the head of someone lined up against a firing squad.
46 weeks ago
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Want some real action? Whoever is the next Administration official to obfuscate or try to hide facts...hold them in Contempt of Congress and jail them. Show them this is serious.
47 weeks ago
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"obfuscating"-----I love that word and used it a while back in a response to a non-political matter turned political, by a veteran "obfuscater".

When the light(truth) comes on the cockroaches will scramble.
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