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August 7, 2013 - 9:27 am
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In the midst of what the Obama administration says is a major terrorist threat, President Obama chose to appear again on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night. By appearing alongside Leno instead of sitting down to a tough news interview, Obama avoided having to answer the following questions.

OBAMAS-FLAG-LOOKS-LIKE-BLOOD-STAINS-IN-BENGHAZI-91403875785Leno never asked about the latest Benghazi revelations. CNN reported last week that the CIA has been hard at work making sure none of the survivors talk to the media or Congress. The Obama administration claims, though, that it’s not standing in the way of anyone who wants to testify. Both of these things cannot be true.

The subject of Benghazi came up, once, but only in the context that the U.S. might be overreacting to it.

Q    What do you say to those cynics who go, oh, this is an overreaction to Benghazi — how do you respond to that?

That teed the president up to sound like a rational pro-defense hawk and to explain the embassy closures and evacuations without challenge. It also allowed him to avoid having to explain any of his or his administration’s actions, such as blaming the attack on a movie and jailing the movie maker. He also didn’t need to explain where he was and what he was doing during the attack.

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The IRS abuse of conservatives never came up. Leno has made several monologue jokes about the IRS scandal, but when he had the president in the chair next to him, he never asked about it. The story has morphed since it broke on May 10, from being action initiated by “rogue employees” to now having connections to the IRS counsel’s office. The IRS counsel is one of just two political appointees. Obama has called the IRS scandal a “phony scandal.” Leno must agree, since he never bothered to ask Obama about it.

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You don't really believe Leno had any choice in the matter, do you? I am sure the WH insisted on very strict terms for Obama's appearance, and I am sure the network agreed to those terms. Heck, I bet the questions were all scripted. Leno was reduced to a sock-puppet, because of the legal agreement.
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Leno probably had to have all his questions approved before the show. The true story may come out sooner or later. Anyone who is interested in our government should know not to get their news from such programs....although the current government thinks that's the way to get out the news. After all, that's how Obama voters got their information abouat him.
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Classic Joseph Goebbels, i.e., 1)defend, 2)deflect, and 3)disinform. That Mr. Obama chooses to "perform" this in front of audiences composed mostly of 19 to 34 year olds is demonstrative of high school or college graduates (or drop-outs)who have been exposed to a largely Fabian Socialist type of daily class indoctrination containing heavy mentions of socialist slanted lectures. Jay Leno is based in Los Angeles, home of UCLA, headed-up by Janet Napolitano! Since, Mr. Obama is a socialist and these "audiences" are his base (mostly socialist) this merely validates his messaging. In otherwords, he's preaching to the choir...and masterfully at that. One mustn't forget, it took the Third Reich 17 years to create the "Perfect State!" We The People are in Progressive New Lefts Activist's fourth phase of successfully, "socializing Amerika." Pray. Amen . Wake-up We The "little" People...you're losing Your Country. Join a Tea Party.
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What? Ask embarrassing questions of the president in front of a national audience?
And be Target Number One for the IRS, the FCC, and every other federal agency that can be aimed his way?
"Mr. Leno.. it's a lawyer from the EPA, something about levels of lead in the rain water running off your driveway..."
"Mr Leno, US Customs service, you purchased a wooden 'tribal mask' of African origins recently..."
"Mr. Leno, Department of Energy, we've been getting strange geiger counter readings in this area, and we're going to have to excavate under your property..."
Nooooo... thank you .
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This article is a bit questionable. Leno is an entertainer, not a newsman. We should not expect penetrating questions in this venue.
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Obama care is nothing new the Dems have been pushing for more free vote buying healthcare since Jimmy F my Country Carter has been in office, the reason dumbo pushed healthcare in 09-10 was to get more dems elected in Nov 2o1o
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You don't really believe Leno had any choice in the matter, do you? I am sure the WH insisted on very strict terms for Obama's appearance, and I am sure the network agreed to those terms. Heck, I bet the questions were all scripted. Leno was reduced to a sock-puppet, because of the legal agreement.
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Leno either doesn't know what he's talking about or he's lying and sucking up to Obama when he says he's able to get health care NOW for the guys who work in his shop. Leno is certainly wealthy enough to provide group health coverage for his "guys"...employer group coverage is guaranteed issue, meaning everyone in the group is eligible despite preexisting conditions. Leno could have put a group plan in place for his employees a long time ago if he had really cared to. Open enrollment for Obamacare doesn't begin until October, and those who enroll then won't actually have coverage until January 1, 2014. That's a 5 month wait.
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I would have asked him the following: having seen the rough nature of your alleged credentials you posted online, is it true a child actually produced that (1961 computer generated) birth certificate?

any bets on how long before i got a call/letter from our honest i.r.s.?
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Hell, the White House Press Corps didn't even ask Carney about the CNN bombshell Benghazi story. What did you expect from a comedian?
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Not for nothing but Leno as a COMEDIAN covered tougher topics than any real journalist has lately. Holding him to an even higher standard is really, truly just giving journalists a pass.

Hey maybe we should get upset that the people who sent in questions to his Zillow AMA didn't grill him about Benghazi, huh? As is it, every question was answered with a lecture about how the immigration bill will solve everything from the housing crisis to the jobs market. Maybe then he would've said that immigration is responsible for Benghazi
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