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Carney Sweats it Out

by Keith Koffler on May 21, 2013, 10:09 am

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is sweating it out under the harsh lights of the White House briefing room these days, revising stories and spinning away suspicious facts in what is becoming an almost comical daily exercise in scandal avoidance.

“Are you going to ask me about Myanmar?” Carney joked Monday as yet another White House reporter teed up a question about one of the various scandals swirling about the administration. The leader of Myanmar was to meet with President Obama later in the day.

Photo by Keith Koffler

Photo by Keith Koffler

Carney Monday was escorted by reporters down several nightmarish paths. The most ghastly of them all was the one on which he was forced to acknowledge that more White House officials than previously disclosed knew about the Treasury inspector general’s IRS report, and that the information was far more substantive than the simple “heads up” Carney had said it was.

To be fair, it appears that Carney himself was on the wrong end of a deception, and that his bosses may have withheld information from him indicating that senior aides beyond the White House Counsel were aware of the IG probe before it became public.

If that is so, Carney ought to be threatening to resign, because his credibility is now on the line. His insistence, for example, that the president himself knew nothing of the probe would only appear to be operative until we hear the next version of events.

And he’s still stonewalling – or not being informed – about who else knew, other than Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. “I don’t have a list for you,” he blandly remarked.

Carney has also made the mistake of allowing the questions to become personal. A press secretary should never respond when asked for his own opinion – he speaks for the president, no one else – but Carney, a former leading Washington reporter, clearly has something on his conscience.

“I think that I share the President’s — personally, as a former reporter, but also in this capacity — I share the President’s belief that we need to find a balance,” Carney said when asked about whether the Obama believes that reporters should ever be considered criminals for trying to gather information.

The response was to a question in relation to Monday’s revelation that Fox News reporter James Rosen was judged by the Justice Department as a potential co-conspirator in the case against a State Department official who allegedly leaked him classified materials.

Then things got even more personal. Carney, it turns out, was in the Time Washington bureau when a colleague at the magazine, Matt Cooper, was nearly sent to jail after being caught up in a leak investigation.

“What would you have said if the government told you that he had been involved in a crime for reporting on the Valerie Plame case?” Carney was asked,

Carney fled to the most coveted refuge of White House press secretaries: “That’s a hypothetical,” he said.

“It’s not a hypothetical,” the reporter insisted.

Carney clung tight: “That’s a hypothetical.

Finally, some relief:

Reporter: Myanmar, Myanmar.

Carney:  Myanmar, in the back, yes.  All the way back.  Myanmar?

Reporter: Yes.

Carney:  Thanks

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rexbob May 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

“The Obama Admistration is not aware what the Obama Admistration is doing.” Jake Carney (not an actual quote)

Julie Brueckheimer May 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

!

dudesterman May 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

‘JAY’ carney

DocDave88 May 21, 2013 at 11:28 am

LOL
Yes, we’re back to the Clinton Defense:

“We’re not crooked, we’re just stoopid hyuck hyuck hyuck.”

PatTheRat May 21, 2013 at 11:54 am

True, but ole Bill had that Southern charm and could pull off the stupid angle, Obama can’t. And you know this must be killing him to have to plead stupidity, considering his level of arrogance.

Lukuj May 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

But he can play the race card. Clinton couldn’t.

Howard May 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Clinton didn’t need to play the race card. His schtick was southern faux-ignorance, but he was far more shrewd and calculating than he let on. Conversely, Obama is not nearly so smart as he pretends. Sure he can fall back on race, but using race as an excuse would be a denial of the myth he has propagated regarding his rise from the sewers (or upper-middle-class parentage depending on what edition of his biography you read;).

Chicago860 May 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Hillary can play the idiot card though

The Bruce May 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Nah, she’ll just bump her head again and play the amnesia card.

poh May 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Hillary is the idiot card, Bill clearly played that card frequently. Carney is little more the the boy whore for Obama.

mike moon May 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Thats really good and true.

nightgsong May 22, 2013 at 1:42 am

Race is nothing more than a race – it is no excuse for anything whatsoever.

hooterville May 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Clinton was our first black president. He said it, so it must be so.

mike moon May 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Barack Obama is this countries first gay president.
Kool Aid lib mag , “”NEWS WEEK”” said it, so it must be true!

Pro Patria Et Deo May 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

It must pain Obama because a couple of traits of the pathology called Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

According to the Mayo Clinic: “You [the narcissist; i.e., Obama] have trouble handling anything that may be perceived as criticism. . . And in order to make yourself feel better, you may react with rage or contempt and efforts to belittle the other person to make yourself appear better.”

MadMax May 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Yea, but it seems this country likes Narcissistic bullies…. what a terrible day in age we live in…

rbblum May 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm

As though Barry Soetoro can be the ventriloquist and Barack Obama would be the dummy.

candleinthewind May 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Does anyone really know how many names/identities Ovomit has had?

wayne leggett May 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

His name should have been Barry Davis. You know his communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis.

Gator May 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

I call him ‘Skeeter”, among other things.

Katie May 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm

True, he looks a lot like Frank Davis and nothing like his ‘father’…could be why the real birth certificate will never be shown. Proves a lie and takes away the ‘story’ that BO likes to push about himself.

BluClw May 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

They can claim to be unaware all they want, all that does is add negligence to the every charge. Its a force multiplier against the criminally dumb.

Julie Brueckheimer May 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

Wouldn’t the best and most dignified action Carney could take right now be to resign? His job is like one in the circus or CARNI where someone pays a dollar and then gets to dunk him in water or throw a pie in his face. I know I’d pay a dollar to do that or, better yet, to kick him in the butt.

William K May 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

If anyone were to dig up some history, they would recall that George Stephanopolous (spelling?) quit the Clinton administration after he found out he was being lied to about the Lewinsky (and other) situations.

tkdblkblt May 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

He’s not be lied to, he’s a willing participant

freedom May 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

which makes him a liar liar pants on fire no good bastard. truth avoiding fictional thinking, …slick talking bull shitter who is a fool….the man thinks he” is in the know”…..LMAO…you peon fool …you are used like a paper towel…and now your about all used up !

Mark Griffin May 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

God help us. Every day the totality of the mess we are all in becomes clearer. While all the citizens are focusing on AP, Benghazi, and the IRS fiasco, 60 Million Americans do hot have the dignity of going to a job tomorrow.

Lame_Duck_Dems May 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm

So? what is your POINT, Mark G??

Firecracker May 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

With an administration this corrupt, it’s no wonder there are 60 million people out of work! And this Administration does NOT care.

JMWinPR May 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Why should they care? They deliberately caused it.

SmilinJack May 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Exactly! It’s long been the goal of the ultra left to bankrupt this country. No way America would abdicate its sovereignty in good economic times. The administration has the best of both worlds. Economy improves and they can demand more taxes for more “programs.” The economy tanks and they can hold out globalism as the savior. Either way it advances the cause.

We need to make sure our elected representatives plumb the depths of this administration and expose it for what it is. A con game run by a huckster.

nightgsong May 22, 2013 at 1:49 am

they don’t care as long as they are receiving above average pay plus big bonuses, expenses and health care, and live in their own fantasy world at American’s expense.

mike moon May 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Only one job on the planet is important to ‘Dear Leader’!
That job being his and only his.

KG1 May 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Typical ploy by the liberals when they are finally facing up to bad news about their heroes. Usually it is the tired refrain “We have more important things to do”, as if we can only deal with one thing at a time. You want to talk about the economy and jobs? Fine. Just what is this administration doing about that? From what I hear from them the economy is strong and everything is just dandy.

griz May 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

And it’s all related. As Chief Seattle once said, “All things are connected,” and indeed that is what we are seeing here: The truth, as it always does, works to find its way into the light.

Mark Matis, OPF May 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

Actually, the best and most diginified action Carney could take right now is to commit seppuku. Unfortunately, like the REST of this Administration and their “Law Enforcement” enablers, he is simply not honorable enough to do so.

Beelzie May 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

A murder-suicide with Eric Holder on the front end would be the really honorable thing for Carney.

Dieter Unruh May 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOO! What you said! Check the back door and don’t use your phone. I bet the DOJ already has you tapped.

Carl May 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I would pay to see that.

Sig May 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm

One of the few true statements Al Gore ever made very accurately describes the situation we are in: “There is NO controlling legal authority.”

Exactly. There’s no way for the good guys to win if there are no good guys.

BobCaterton May 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I remember – distinctly – Al Gore testifying about “alleged” illegal fundraising activities in the White House, relative to soliciting money from Chinese interests (against the law). He said “It depends on where the event actually happened. Did the event happen where the phone was dialed, or where it was answered?” His position was that – because the call was answered in China – the “alleged” crime occurred in China. This is the kind of people we are dealing with now. This is who is making decisions – DECISIONS – on our collective ‘best interests’. I think not.

myron monk May 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Are you kidding? There are network “news” programs just waiting to sign this tool!

Jack Boot May 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I’d gladly pay $10.00 to throw a whipped cream pie.

Katzi44 May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Right! But, who would hire him?

Marcus May 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

If I were Carney, I would not go near a bus anytime soon.

Tai Pan May 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

And we thought Bagdad Bob was funny. Carney makes old Bob look like a professional…

Rod May 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm

and honest, by comparison.

Bill May 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hell, his boss does not even know what he is doing in the White House! Everyday I’m sure somone has to remind him of where he is at, who he is, what office he holds, and all the other basic functions of life!

robert May 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

The simple answer is ‘nothing’. His boss is doing nothing, knowing nothing and making America nothing.

Like the deaf, dumb and blind mice. Only they’re more competent.

BB May 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

The mice?

Mike May 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Oh, his boss knows what office he holds. It’s the office that allows him and his family to take taxpayer funded million dollar vacations every other month. In fact I think they have one coming up since the girls are probably out of school.

Leveraction May 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Yes and the media cannot wait to cover it so they can get all the scandals out of the news. If not the vacation something big is on the horizon to shift attention. HMMMMM…..
Another mass shooting maybe, another big time terrorist will die, or maybe another embassy issue but this time everyone will be saved by Seals. The list could go on and on and on…

GetMikey May 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm

You know, someone a lot smarter than I am not too long ago said

“We’re far better off paying him to take vacations. What has he done for us? Obamacare – Solyndra – Fast and Furious – The Muslim Brotherhood taking over the Middle East – Trillion $ Deficits – No enforcement of immigration law. Tee up, Bro.”

robert May 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

Jay Carney has credibility ? Who knew !

Apart from the obvious scandals like the EPA, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Sebelius and the HHS, the corn husker kickbacks, Benghazi and the more recent IRS, the biggest scandal is that because of the way the White House has responded to all of these issues, and because the main stream press has been so in the tank for the administration, we are now sadly at the point where everything and anything that is said by anyone in this administration and Jay Carney has to be treated as a bald faced lie.

The American people have been lied to by the Press ever since the President was allowed to lie about his relationship with Pastor Wright and his relationship with Bill Ayers.

Perhaps that is the biggest scandal of all. The President and his press have NO credibility. None.

The Bruce May 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

And this is why I don’t refer to them as the press anymore.

They’re now just members of the Ministry of Information.

nightgsong May 22, 2013 at 1:56 am

the presstitutes.

Waldodoppleganger May 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

Baghdad Bob trained him well.

GRIZZ MANN May 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

Carney has surpassed his mentors.

Sadie May 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

His mentor must have been Richard Simmons – Carney’s doing his version of “Sweating to the oldies”.

Scott May 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

What credibility?

Sharin Lite May 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

This is the first “press secretary” that I’ve watched over the course of 25 years that makes it seem as if he were in a pot set for boiling…most others simply lied well or were stupid enough to believe the lies fed them. Carney is stuck in that place we all hate: right in the middle of a tug of war between the truth and lies! Heh.

neyney May 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

If you are a true believer like Carney then your political beliefs trump your personal integrity. Most Dems are like this.

1.21 Jigawatts May 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I like how there is the quote of the day section next to this article, and it says this

“Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I’m nothing like Nixon.”
- Barack Obama
A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote …

So, um…is it or isnt it a quote?
Isn’t it just like Obama to say, “Let me make one thing perfectly clear…” and then turn around a day or so later and have his legal team pronounce that he never said anything like that.
What a fraud.

Joe Doakes May 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

I want this guys job with an honest President.

nightgsong May 22, 2013 at 1:59 am

that’s a welcomed thought.

Bob May 21, 2013 at 10:43 am

Wow – a joke telling jokes

Perplexed May 21, 2013 at 10:44 am

Carney can continue but he is probably fully aware that he is being lied to and used. If he doesn’t know that then he should step down for being grossly naive.

Lord Ha Ha May 21, 2013 at 10:49 am

Poor ol Jay…..being the head liar is getting tougher by the day! Jay and his boss don’t like having their feet held to the fire. Stick around Jay, Bagdad Bob did. Look what it did for his creditability. Maybe you could sell used cars after this gig!

csd May 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

Jay Carney – “Present”.

Dave May 21, 2013 at 10:56 am

Carney has NO credibility. Fuque that lying, weasel-faced little twit.

Andrew Barrett May 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

Here’s a hypothetical: If aliens were to study humans using White House press briefings as their sole source of information they would be forced to conclude that the leaders of our world know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about what is happening in it, nor do they bear any responsibility or accountability for the consequences of their ignorance.

townsquare May 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Andrew, that’s the best quote of all that’s on this page.
Empty Suit personified is what we are stuck with for 3 more years.

Gary May 21, 2013 at 11:03 am

Could we trade this Carney in for Art Carney…would be far more productive…

Michael Montgomery May 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

The best thing Carney could do at this time is to bail, to resign. He can’t even trust the President to keep him informed on anything resembling an honest level. He is being used as a pawn in a cover-up. Mr. Carney, meet the bus. You need to get acquainted now, because you will be seeing a lot of each other.

margielyle May 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

The reporter who wanted to talk about Myanmar should be drummed out of the press room – or possibly investigated (as a criminal) for assisting the administration in subverting the Constitution.

Fiala May 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Not so fast…..if you take a look back at history, you’ll find that Myanmar (or Burma) was once a type of country that the US, under obama, is moving to become. The switch to Myanmar is very relevant here.

Big Flanksteak May 21, 2013 at 11:05 am

Sweats? Reptiles do not have sweat glands.

gracepmc May 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

Jay Carney has allowed himself to be Barack Obama’s Baghdad Bob. He has neither the integrity nor the guts to resign.

Gunny G May 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

How he looks himself in the mirror every day is beyond me. Liberals truly have NO SHAME.

eikiloge9 May 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

Carney is not losing credibility with me. He lost it a long time ago.

BELL May 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Actually,’ you can call me Jay or you can call me Jake’ , but don’t call me ‘just carney’ cause that exactly what it has been, is and will be under this administration.

This is the behavior of any socialist regime, the only difference is that they haven’t been able to bring the economy to it’s knees and cement their regime with marshal law. But don’t think they haven’t tried. Thank God for their silly stratagem to blame cutbacks on the sequester and reign in spending that would otherwise bankrupt us!

walt May 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

Jay’s credibility is lower than ” Bagdad Bob” at this point.
At least Bob had an excuse. He may have literally had a gun to his head.

Vijay J May 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

Funny that this a$$wipe would bring up Myanmar while defending Maximum Leader:
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-urges-myanmar-stop-violence-against-muslims-002308156.html

Superpower May 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

When you go around telling the opposition that “We won” and that local police “acted stupidly”, you can easily see where this bitter administration was going to end up. The passive-aggressive animosity this administration holds towards America is no surprise to the people that voted against him in 2012. It’s only now that the worshipers of this administration are having to look at themselves in the mirror and admit their mistake, not to mention the high crimes that were committed to impede a fair presidential election in 2012.

Robin H May 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm

We knew where it was headed during the 2008 election when Joe the Plumber’s personal records were leaked. Nobody wanted to listen back then, we were considered conspiracy nuts for thinking it was done by someone other than a “low level employee.”

mrsindependent May 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I feel strongly that the 2012 election was subverted by criminal actions of this administration.

Rendrag323; May 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm

For what it is worth, I agree!

Bonnie May 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

!!!!

BaltimoreGal May 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Ditto!!

Ziggy May 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Trouble is most of the people that voted for him in 2008 voted for him again in 2012 knowing what a douchebag he was. This won’t change their opinion either. The DB-in-chief has his base under some sort of spell to where they can’t see the truth if it hits them in the face.

jim May 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Most of the people who voted for him in 2008, voted for him twice in 2012.

Susan May 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm

O-zombies are like the Moonies of the 70′s, who sold flowers at the airport. It’s a cult of personality, and Obama is their Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

Bonnie May 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

OBAMAPHONES!! They are so stupid they think there will be more handouts. He bought and paid for his election–Chicago style.

CK May 21, 2013 at 11:25 am

“Carney said when asked about whether the Obama believes that reporters should ever be considered criminals for trying to gather information.”

The above concerns the leaks. The reporters who reported on the leaked information broke no laws, therefore should face no repercussions for what they did.

When one is officially made privy to classified information, one signs a briefing document that is the mechanism prohibiting disclosure, a contract.

Only if a reporter signs such a document, are they liable for their leaking any of that classified material. If no contract is signed, no law is broken. Simple as that.

Now, the guy who leaked the information can get burned, but not anyone to whom he may have told the tale.

Chukkal May 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

I expect him to be retiring soon……with a hefty bonus, no doubt.

DocDave88 May 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

So, now the cat is out of the bag. It’s not right to go after a reporter for the Valerie Plame pack of fiction, but it is okay to go after a reporter who dares to look into The One. I get it now.

Don May 21, 2013 at 11:27 am

Do you know what they call people that work at a CIRCUS…CARNEY’s and he definitely works in a circus. What a bunch of CLOWNS hahahaha. They are all future felons! God Bless America, I love my guns, I eat meat, I have a job, I am responsible for my own future, the government is to intrusive, let the weak starve because obama are will kill me anyway

rickshelton May 21, 2013 at 11:34 am

Really, Mr. Koffler? You think Blarney’s reputation is just now in jeopardy? This guy has none left. He is a sniveling propagandist whose sole purpose is to spin every statement into a glowing tribute to dear leader and/or a scathing condemnation of all who oppose.

Frank May 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

Press finally realizing that Carney is nothing more than a shadow puppet parroting whatever talking points his master says? Very admirable that they’re finally starting to hold this administration accountable for their actions and suspending their judgement and being more objective as they should.

Jazzi May 21, 2013 at 11:37 am

The CHUMP might not know he’s the CHUMP.

Buck O'Fama May 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

Nazi brownshirts, time for regime change.

jj May 21, 2013 at 11:41 am

Carny’s credibility is shot…it was blown out of the water a while ago. He is clinging on to the wrong side of a government media complex house of cards that could be days away from crumbling.
His resignation is the only thing that could salvage some of his character and credibility (Funny enough it could be the final straw to bring the house of cards down)

Bo Pe May 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

Keith Koffler,

Are you going to report on this..to hold people accountable..

Now only if PrIC – Pretender in Chief could respond to his many defaults and subpeonas, barry soetora has a 1% chance of having a conscious..

Docket 12A606 Supreme Court

California Court of Appeal Case Notification for: G047746
Appellant’s opening brief filed in Taitz v Obama, Feinstein and Emken

1) 45 licensed attorneys and hundreds of pro se litigants
2) Multiple challenges (not 2 or 3 but MANY PEOPLE) filed all over the country by some .
3) So far not one single case was heard on the merits.
4) Tyrannical judges even with evidence from the state dept. freedom of information records..

BARRY FAILS TO COMPLY
Obama consistently refused to comply with any and all subpoenas by all the attorneys and litigants and so far not one single judge held Obama accountable, not one single judge issued an order to compel production of the original wet ink vital records of Obama while all of the copies released to the public were deemed by dozens of experts to be crude laughable forgeries.

FBI & CIA CORRUPT
In general we are seeing a vicious cycle and all three branches of the government not acting as independent branches that are supposed to provide a system of checks and balances. We are seeing reports of FBI and CIA agents and informers working as aids for congressmen, editors of major papers and as staff attorneys and attorney-law clerks for highly positioned judges.

US CITIZENS CANT GET REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES : MANY PRIVATE CITIZENS WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENCY HAVE TO GO TO APPEAL AFTER APPEAL COURT..
This provides an unprecedented level of censorship which was exacerbated by 9/11. This system leaves the U.S. citizens effectively deprived of their First Amendment right for Redress of Grievances, and often elections fraud cases, particularly ones dealing with the usurpation of the U.S. Presidency by Obama, are being dismissed on technicalities, excuses.

JUDICIARY RETAILIATION
There were instances of retaliation by members of the judiciary against members of the U.S. military and civil rights leaders and attorneys seeking to end elections fraud and seeking an adjudication on the merits in relation to Obama’s forged IDs.

Tim May 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

I like ‘Baghdad Jay” lol

This is turning into a disaster. WH press conferences remind me of ’67 war in Sinai. Ppl hearing in the news that Egyptian army groups are through the Negev and working their way toward Tel Aviv, while Egyptian citizens can see w/ their own eyes that their army got routed and is shuffling home in bits and pieces. Baghdad Bob indeed.

But it’s only the evil GOP being racists I’m told. Oh for gods’ sakes. “never mind all that smoke, there’s no fire here.” oh. ok.

busseja May 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

When CBS’s Bob Schiefier said to another Obama spoksman “why are you here” In my mind I heard him say Why are you here? Am I not doing a good job myself.” The press made Obama, the press will come around and defend him, The press will sweep this away and it will die an ignominious death. Only those who keep track will understand what the press does. The liberal press made Obama and surely will not even attempt to take him down. That is why Jay is laughing an joking. He is with friends.

Susan May 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

No way Carney is going to quit. The Carneyman isn’t affected by the grilling. It’s all a big show and he’s just doing the bidding of his master. No doubt at the end of the day Carney and his comrades in the press meet up at the local pub to share a few beers and slap each other on the back like nothing happened at all. Just one big happy cabal of crooks lying to the American people.

Mike May 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

That is 100% truth.

Heartland Patriot May 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

Jay “Baghdad Bob” Carney.

ELefevre May 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

He wears his ‘flop sweat’ well.

Snertly May 21, 2013 at 11:53 am

“Carney, it turns out, was in the Time Washington bureau chief when”…

Full insertion or just the tip?

Molly May 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

When they are done with Jay Carney, he will be disposed of, just like any other person who becomes convenient for them to exploit.

If Carney is dumb enough not to see this, maybe he deserves what he will get.

Kenny May 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

Look, he’s a liar like the whole administration is on these scandals. That’s all they are good at. Well, besides running up the deficit. He’s a poor excuse for a WH spokesman, that’s for sure.

tony May 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

In my opinion the best thing for America right now is to put
Obama, Holder and Carney in front of a FIRING SQUAD !!!!
Oh and while they are at it throw in Michelle please !!!!!!

Alan Powell May 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I saw Carney on some bad cable news program that begins with MSN where he said he relishes these new questions and loves the power.

Journalists, I know he’s one of yours but if we in the private sector heard a subordinate say something like this? Let’s just say Carney would be relegated a mere puddle. Carney supports this unlawful intrusion hence he needs to be intruded upon by his own colleagues and he is. I’m proud of the media in the last week or so but now is the time to press on Carney’s gas. There is a Woodward/Bernstein dynamic here and someone is going to get it.

Mike from Glendale May 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

He was already in way over his head on his first day on the job and now he’s drowning.

BaltimoreGal May 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Obama or Carney? LOL

T. May 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

The problem is, I don’t know of a single Obama voter who is looking in any mirror and regretting their decision. Their latest talking point about the IRS scandal is that Schulman was appointed by Bush. No it doesn’t matter that Schulman himself is a Democrat. No it doesn’t matter that once Obama took office he was responsible for Schulman. Obama was simply ignorant, you see. Bush’s fault. I am dead serious, that’s their defense. And it allows them to look into the mirror and excuse all the dodgy stuff coming out of this WH.