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Obama’s Aides Protected Him – and Blew His Credibility

The next time President Obama holds a press conference – if he ever does such a thing again, given how annoying it will be for  him – it will be fair to wonder, as you listen in, WHETHER HE HAS ANY IDEA WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT.

Let me check with one of the interns and get back to you.
I'll check with one of the interns and get back to you. Photo by Keith Koffler

Think about it. The IRS was probing conservatives. A report was coming out, and it seems like everyone in the White House knew about it – the Counsel, the chief of staff, a deputy chief of staff and other aides the White House won’t tell us about. Except the president didn’t know.

So perhaps a reporter will try asking him if the administration is sending heavy arms Syrian rebels. Maybe someone is doing it but doesn’t want him to know so he can credibly deny it to other world leaders. Or let’s say someone asks about any of the scandals. It’s reasonable at this point to assume that he’s not the right person to query since someone may be PROTECTING him.

The White House claim that the witholding from the president of information on the report was done by a bunch of White House boy scouts to avoid any kind of perception of meddling in an inspector general investigation doesn’t make much sense. The White House already knew. If there was going to be meddling, it would far more likely have been done by staff than the president. This was purely an operation to protect the president’s political backside.

Obama’s getting slammed for not knowing what’s going on in his administration. But it seems he doesn’t even know what’s going on in his own chief of staff’s office.

Maybe Valerie Jarrett should do the next press conferences instead. Or if Obama does it, the staff should at least make sure he reads the papers first so he knows what’s going on.

H/T to Mike Joyce from North Carolina, a smart dude who gave me the idea for this piece. He tweets as MJUSA.

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50 Responses to Obama’s Aides Protected Him – and Blew His Credibility

  1. Jeff Dunham really needs to create a “Mr. President” puppet. Given the revelations about Dear Leader’s information stream, or lack of it, maybe said puppet could do the pressers.

  2. Well, we have always referred to him as the empty suit. It has been apparent also, for a long time, that while he may think he is the smartest man in the room, he is not the person who is actually running the country.
    The guy is utterly useless, except when he is vacationing, shooting skeet or playing golf, then he is useful to us as an object of derision – everybody plays their part in his life.

    • I’ve referred to him as president zero for the longest time. Not knowing in my opinion is not a viable excuse. I also think back to President Reagan’s Iran-Contra speech from the Oval Office where he utters some crazy words, “I take full responsibility for my actions and the actions of my administration.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R67CH-qhXJs – around the 2:54 mark)

      I’m sure some place down below would freeze over before our current president would utter such things.

        • Actually it was Obama himself in 2008 who said;

          “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Mr. Obama told Patrick Gaspard, his political director, at the start of the 2008 campaign, according to The New Yorker. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m going to think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

  3. I’ve been wondering for a long time just how much his staff/aides (especially ValJar) keep from him. Does he know the “folks” in Costa Rica were burning pictures of him? That the folks in Mexico were asking what Mexico he was talking about? He needs to know this “stuff.” When is the last time he held a cabinet meeting? When does he meet with his czars?

  4. Looks like all of the scandals uncovered so far are leading closer and closer to Dictator Obama and his evil Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett. So the latest spin is that poor Obama is just a hapless victim who is being ill-served because all of his court lackeys are keeping the truth from him! Brings to mind the image of Dictator Obama enclosed in a protective Plexiglas bubble carefully kept unapprised of the doings in the outside world so he can be released at carefully time intervals and go before the slobbering worshipers in the media and express righteous indignation at of the crime being committed by over eager acolytes in his administration which is based on the Chicago crime syndicate model.

    This propaganda dog won’t hunt. All of these scandals started in one place and one place only. The oval office in the White House, now known as the Den of Destruction. Can’t wait for Valerie Jarret to be thrown under the bus and promptly turn on the Obamas. Democrats in trouble are driven by one thing and one thing only – self-preservation.

    Memo to Barack and Moochelle – They don’t have concert nights in federal prisons.

  5. So, our Fearless Leader didn’t know about Benghazi, the IRS, or phone and email tapping. Makes one wonder……exactly what does he know?
    “I’ll know when I know, but until I know, I don’t know”. bull…t.

      • Who is running our country? It doesn’t take much effort to get the paychecks and the bribery money out. The only real effort is to make sure Obama’s golf schedule isn’t interrupted and the microphones work for the politicians and Obama when they need to tell another lie to the people.

    • It must hurt his ego so much to have to resort to the “I am a clueless moron” defense.

      With Obama almost every statement he makes is either an example of his ignorance or his mendacity….or both.

  6. Every press question (whether answered affirmatively, negatively, or unaswered) should be followed up with this question from the press, “Well, could this be (true/untrue) without your knowlege since we surely know facts have been kept from you in the past by your staffers?”

    He knew all along. They’re lying for him.

  7. I mentally picture all the WH counselors daily in the oval office but BO behind a curtain that completely separates them. They talk about everything, but “they never told HIM. . .”

  8. It’s the Limbaugh Theorem in action. No scandal ever touches him because he has state-run media in his back pocket, and a circle of true believers protecting their idol’s legacy. There are no investigative reporters who will probe the regime for answers. The few journalists brave enough to peek under his cloak of plausible deniability are persecuted by the alphabet agencies doing their master’s bidding (i.e., James Rosen).

    This is what tyranny looks like. If America’s free press continues to allow this man to escape responsibility for Fast and Furious, Benghazi, using the IRS as a weapon to destroy his “enemies”, chilling free speech by indicting journalists as co-conspirators to espionage, and a multitude of other unconstitutional acts – who will stop him when the iron fist of totalitarianism comes down on us all?

    Recently saw an update to the Martin Niemoller poem. We would all be wise to heed their words…

    “First they came for the Republicans, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a Republican.
    Then they came for the conservatives, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a conservative.
    Then they came for the people of faith, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a believer.
    Then they came for the journalists, and I did not speak out–
    Because I was not a journalist.
    Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    • “…who will stop him when the iron fist of totalitarianism comes down on us all?” All of the useful idiots in history who have supported their particular dictator have believed they will be spared from his wrath and will be rewarded for their support only to find themselves in the Gulag or murdered.

  9. Oh this is going to be a whole bunch of fun or a total mess to watch. I am trying to find the article I read the other day that BO is learning to give speeches without the use of TOTUS. We already know how awful he is in giving off the cuff pressers.

    I can see him now with a wireless ear piece trying to listen to his minions give him direction. However is is the kinda guy who can walk and chew nicorette gum at the same time :-)

  10. Nothing says Obama like a clip on this morning’s news. Last night Obama offered his condolences to the victims of the Moore tornado from the stage of the WH during the Carole King bash! If that doesn’t send a message, I give up!

  11. Obama only says or does what the Administration’s very own Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett, allows. She’s running the show, as we have figured out by now.

  12. Considering the fact Obama has appointed absolutely corrupt people for his team, isn’t it likely he simply gave them carte blanche to do as they please, telling them not to inform him of their devious and criminal acts so he can truthfully claim he didn’t know if they got caught?

  13. I reject the notion that the President did not know what was going on. Those of you that would willingly accept this notion that Obama is just clueless or stupid or feckless do so at your own risk. Obama is many things, a devious, treacherous marxist comes immediately to mind, but he is not stupid. One must listen carefully how he crafts his words and how his sycophantic staff couch their statements. Obfuscation and outright lies are the orders of the day.

  14. I have been digging on this and need someone with both clout and kahonas(sp) I can produce true evidence of his birth in Kenya…not all documents have been covered up…Kenya at the time of his birth was under British control, I have the copy of his birth verified by the British Magistrate…then 4 days later his parents took him to Hawaii to be raised, and when he went to college it was on a Fulbright scholarship only given to foreign born students and he entered his country as Indonesia…clearly a fraud from the word go…I suppose this is not new to you folks…

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