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Obama: Stop the Phony Scandals!

Now how did the scandals slip into a “visionary” speech on America’s economic future?

Maybe part of the reason President Obama wants you to share his vision is that he hopes you won’t look instead at the seamy underside of his administration.

Obama, as you know, is embarking on a series of speeches to get everyone focused on his ideas and agenda. His big government agenda. Only, as the scandals prove, government easily gets out of hand. But pay no attention, please.

Speaking at Knox College today in Galesburg, Illinois, Obama said:

But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.  And I am here to say this needs to stop.  (Applause.) This needs to stop.

Sorry Charlie, these scandals are not phony. And if this were President Bush, you’d be all over them with outrage.

Here’s Obama changing the subject:

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47 Responses to Obama: Stop the Phony Scandals!

  1. If honesty is the best policy. then dishonesty is the next best policy. Welcome to the next best presidency ever. Only 44 have been better, well, 43. I forgot about Woodrow.

  2. I was going to start listing scandals,however, Keith did a great job listing them back in May.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/05/31/obamas-top-twenty-scandals/

    The sad part is that the Republicans are going nowhere investigating these scandals. I still can’t believe what occurred in Benghazi. The Obama administration did nothing to help those poor people and then lied to their families in front of the caskets and now their deaths are referred to as a phony scandal. Shame on our leaders!

      • That needs to be investigated !

        Seriously, ever since John Roberts’ SCOTUS Obamacare decision it’s almost as though family members’ lives have been threatened if they don’t comply or play along. ((Adjusting my tin foil hat)).

        Obamas bizzarro speeches today convinced me he was sending out more dog whistles as warnings, like the scandals are phony so shut up ;)

        • Nothing would surprise me now. Having seen what the IRS was doing to Tea Party groups, I am thoroughly convinced that this wicked, wicked administration wants to collectivize the United States by any means necessary. And that includes violence, be that actual or threatened. So if word leaked out that certain lawmakers’ or judges’ family members were being threatened with grievous bodily harm by the King of Chicago, at this point, I’d wonder how they kept it under wraps for so long.

    • O’Reilly officially threw in the towel on Benghazi on today’s program.

      Incredibly frustrating that we’ll probably have to wait 10 years until someone decides to write a tell-all book.

  3. First, Biden told Charles Woods that his son had balls the size of cue balls. Now, the president has said his death was part of a phony scandal.

    Just how much disrespect must one man take from this administration?

  4. I’ll be curious to see how the MSM pimps the same speech over and over again until Obama tires of this “economy” tour — when does he go MV?

  5. Three words: Flim-Flam Man! His job approval dropped 10 points since the election in Kalifornia. He’s at 25% with Independents. He’s desperate and it shows. Keep speechifying, idiot!

  6. Words are just that, words.
    Actions speak louder than words and the stuffed shirt currently holed up in the White House is full of words.

  7. He’s stuck, stuck in the WhiteHouse and stuck in the same old rut of wishing for money for “investments” that make him feel good as if he’s passing out his own money.
    He has no mojo, no pull, no git, and three more years to go.
    A formula speech with feel good promises is all he has left.

    • And today Michelle sent out an email asking recipients to get the President’s back — it’s important he gets Democratic majorities in the next election so that he can protect the middle class.

      Meanwhile, the DNC sent out an email warning: “Boehner and the Republicans are trying to slash health care, environmental protections, education and anything else that might help the middle class — so long as they can protect tax breaks for their billionaire backers”

      How can the GOP be such a cancer on America?

  8. stop being a phony President. Have never seen a WH Administration or Executive Branch be all over the board as this one is. BO has taken HIS eye off the ball (his laser eye one). Such promises and yet such BS. No one to blame but himself and his minions.

  9. It amazes me how the President says he will work with anyone and the next paragraph he states how evil the Republicans are and it is their fault. I am sorry but why would anyone want to work with him after being insulted and blamed.

    Greta Van Susteran just stated they announced that they are going to spend 700 million on advertising and promoting Obamacare. Karl Rove states the advertising is primarily going to be in the states NC and LA because those states have Democratic Senators and Governors who are up for re-election next year that supported Obamacare.

    So, they tie up the Tea Party PACSwith the IRS and then use taxpayer money to support democratic reelection campaigns.

  10. Found another great Sandburg quote the frat boy speech writers can use for the next Obamanomics road show:

    “My name is Truth and I am the most elusive captive in the universe.”
    – Carl Sandburg

  11. Phony scandals my eye! President? Obama should tell that to the family members of the four dead Americans in Benghazi and so should Hillary Clinton tell that to them. Talk about phony, these 2 are phoniest, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. We don’t even know the half of it — how many have died because of Hillary Clinton and her husband in the name of politics and winning the presidency. And Obama has not spoken about or shown any remorse or compassion for the dead in Benghazi — because he can’t say anything! His guilt is obvious by his not saying anything and that goes for Hillary Clinton too! They can’t talk about it because they are so guilty!

    • Kinda goes back to Harry Reid LYING about Limbaugh’s “phony soldier” comment, and a letter Reid wrote that Rush turned into around $2 Million for a military charity.

      Is there an effective way to turn Obama’s cynical words back on him? If these are “phony scandals”, what are real ones?

  12. One of the guests on Fox tonight–sorry I can’t remember who–said that when the IRS story was being blamed on a couple of “rogue” agents in Cincinnati, Obama was determined to get to the bottom of it. Now that it has reached up to someone high in the WH, it all of a sudden is a phony scandal.

    • He’s rapidly running out of wiggle room. These scandals are going to start sticking to him soon, and he darn well knows it. Ergo, Squirrel!

  13. One of the best things you can do for yourself and your country, as an individual, is to arm yourself. Not only are you expressing a Constitutional right (which the statists despise), but you’re also sending a strong message that if the SHTF you’re ready to defend yourself and the Constitution. This action of arming yourself is something that doesn’t go unnoticed by a government wanting to oppress. It’s about the strongest statement that an individual can make.

  14. As Obama allows his inner dictator to become even more obvious, he really should be wearing the banana republic military uniform he’s been hiding in his closet all this time. It’s easy to see him wearing one of those swell huge military hats with scrambled eggs on the visor, a chest full of huge medals and ribbons, wide leather belt over his khaki jacket. Big gold jacket buttons shining in the klieg lights. He’d have to grow a giant mustache to fit the image. Not sure he could do that.

  15. Obama himself is a “phony” because of his fraudulent birth certificate and Selective Service registration form. Congress, the military, the judiciary and the U.S. attorneys have protected him. These crimes could be the most significant and far-reaching in American history since the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse has found no evidence that Obama is even a U.S. citizen. The Founders had feared usurpation of the presidency by a foreign agent, hence their inclusion of the phrase “natural born Citizen” in Article II, Section 1, clause 5.

    Do Americans want a foreigner in the White House commanding their military?

    • And he’s racing back to the WH tonite to spend the evening with his muslim buds celebrating a big islamic “iftar” feast.
      This “man” is a traitor who should be in federal lock down.
      …nothing less

    • Re: “Obama himself is a “phony” because of his fraudulent birth certificate and Selective Service registration form..”

      Actually, you are right about the Selective Service registration form. But only about that. The Selective Service registration form was put online by a birther, not by Obama or by any representative of Obama, and the fellow who put it online never even claimed to have gotten it from Obama. She or he CLAIMED to have gotten Obama’s Selective Service Registration from the Selective Services Administration back during the Bush Administration. Yes, indeed, it is forged—but then who did it? Certainly not Obama or any representative of Obama since they neither posted it nor gave it to the fellow who claims that he got it from the Selective Services Administration.

      IN Contrast, Obama has shown his short form and his long form birth certificate, and the officials of BOTH parties in Hawaii have repeatedly confirmed that they sent them to him, and that ALL the facts on the copy that the White House put online are exactly, repeat EXACTLY, the same as on what they sent to him.

      Only birther “experts” have called Obama’s birth certificate forged, and they have not shown that they are even experts, much less fair and impartial. Those are two reasons why they are not believed by Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck or the National Review (or by Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan or Gingrich or Santorum or Huckabee).

      One proof that Obama’s birth certificate is not forged is Obama’s short-form birth certificate.

      Short-form birth certificates are created by a clerk reading the information from the document in the file, and filling out the computer form that generates the printed short-form birth certificate. The officials in Hawaii have confirmed that they sent a short-form to Obama. So, unless they are lying—and they were Republican officials–the only way that Obama’s birth certificate could have been forged was that it was forged in 2007 and slipped into the file just before the clerk looked at the file. That is not very likely, is it? And it is especially unlikely since at the time Obama was not even the candidate of the Democrats. He was still in the primaries at the time, and he was only a junior senator from Illinois.

      And birther sites have not shown you these real experts.

      Dr. Neil Krawetz, an imaging software analysis author and experienced examiner of questioned images, said:“The PDF released by the White House shows no sign of digital manipulation or alterations. I see nothing that appears to be suspicious.”

      Nathan Goulding with The National Review: “We have received several e-mails today calling into question the validity of the PDF that the White House released, namely that there are embedded layers in the document. There are now several other people on the case. We looked into it and dismissed it.… I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.”

      John Woodman, independent computer professional, who is a member of the Tea Party (who says that he hates Obama’s policies but found no evidence of forgery) said repeatedly in his book and in various articles on his Web site that the claims that Obama’s birth certificate was forged were unfounded.

      Ivan Zatkovich, who has testified in court as a technology expert, and consultant to WorldNetDaily:“All of the modifications to the PDF document that can be identified are consistent with someone enhancing the legibility of the document.” And, by the way, when WND received Zatkovich’s article that said that he found nothing wrong with Obama’s birth certificate, WordNDaily simply did not publish it.

      Jean-Claude Tremblay, a leading software trainer and Adobe-certified expert, who has years of experience working with and teaching Adobe Illustrator, said the layers cited by doubters are evidence of the use of common, off-the-shelf scanning software — not evidence of a forgery.“I have seen a lot of illustrator documents that come from photos and contain those kind of clippings—and it looks exactly like this,” he said.

      Birthers’ claim that Obama’s birth certificate is false is well understood to be caused by their own motives—they hate Obama and would like to harm him.

      And, it is irrational (to say the very least) to think that Obama’s relatives had enough money (Obama’s grandfather was just a furniture salesman and his grandmother a low-level employee in a bank at the time; and his father came to Hawaii on a free flight) or crazy enough to spend LOTS of money on a long and expensive and risky (incidents of stillbirths were high at the time) overseas trip for their pregnant daughter—–when there were perfectly good hospitals in Honolulu, Hawaii. And birther sites have not shown even that Obama’s mother had a passport in 1961—–and very few 18-year-olds did in those days.

      (ALSO, the government of Kenya has said that it investigated the “born in Kenya” claim, and that it did not happen.)

    • um, arent european americans foreigners in america? so why is a darker skinned “foreigner” any worse? how come i cannot get a native american in the white house?

      • Neither the US-born children of European Americans or the US-born children of “a darker skinned” person, or in fact any child born on US soil, is a “foreigner” (unless her or his parents were foreign diplomats).

        By a “Native American”–were you referring to what used to be called an American Indian? (We had a vice president who was an American Indian once. I agree with you, we should have more.) If you are claiming that the current president of the USA, Obama, is not a Native American—well, I agree that he is not an Indian. But he is just as native as anyone who was born on US soil. He was born in Hawaii, as his birth certificate, and the confirmation of the officials of both parties in Hawaii, and the Index Data and the birth notices and the teacher who wrote home all show.

  16. Obama’s birth certificate is not forged. Only BIRTHER “experts” have claimed that it is forged, and they are by no means real experts, and they certainly have not shown that they are fair and impartial.

    Moreover IF Obama’s birth certificate was forged (and it wasn’t), that would not prove that Obama did the forgery or ordered it to be done. There have already been cases shown where birthers downloaded images of Obama’s short-form BC, fooled around with them a little, re-posted them—and said “see, it is forged.”

    However, neither Obama’s short form nor the long form is forged. Such claims as “it shows kerning”—is not kerning; it is the normal skipping of a manual typewriter. And the claim that pdf would not show layers is simply absurd. That is how pdf works.

    The fact is that the officials in Hawaii of BOTH parties have repeatedly confirmed that they sent the short form and long form BC to Obama, and they have confirmed that ALL the facts on the copy that the White House has put online are exactly the same as the facts on the copy that they sent to Obama. That is surely sufficient.

    As to the even more nutty idea that Obama was born in a foreign country. That is not merely unproven, it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE—because the odds against it happening are so huge.

    For Obama to have been born in a foreign country:

    (1) Obama’s relatives would have had to have been rich enough (and they weren’t. In 1961 Obama’s grandfather was a furniture salesman, and his grandmother was a low-level employee in a bank [she did not become a vice president until 1971], and his father went from Kenya to Hawaii on a free flight) and dumb enough to send their daughter at high risk of stillbirth to a foreign country to give birth—-—despite there being fine hospitals in Hawaii;

    (2) Obama’s mother would have had to have traveled overseas ALONE (since WND has proven with a FOI Act request that Obama senior stayed in Hawaii throughout 1961) and somehow got Obama back to the USA without getting him entered on her US passport or getting a visa for him (which would have had to have been applied for in a US consulate in that country and the records would still exist);

    (3) got the officials in Hawaii to record his birth in Hawaii despite (as birthers claim) his being born in another country and somehow got the teacher who wrote home to her father, named Stanley, about the birth in Hawaii of a child to a woman named Stanley to lie (and since the woman’s father’s name really was Stanley, she would have had to have found one of the very few women with fathers of that name to do it).

    If you sincerely believe that Obama could have been born in a foreign country, then you could answer all three points. For Obama to have been born in a foreign country, all three would have had to have happened.

    So, the question is, what are the chances that all three happened?

    (Oh, and one other small fact. Birther sites have not even shown that Obama’s mother had a passport in 1961, and in those days very few 18-year-olds did have passports.)

    • First of all, not all of us are “birthers.” Even so, I’m sure that won’t stop you from continuing to label us with that stupid “birther” moniker. In regard to the place of Obama’s birth, there are, I’d contend, far more of us who believe that Obama was indeed born in Hawaii. Our contention is that Obama’s real father was not Barack Hussein Obama Sr., but rather, Frank Marshall Davis. As a starting point, find pictures of all three and compare them. BHO Jr. looks absolutely NOTHING like BHO Sr., and he’s a dead ringer for Davis. But since that is admittedly a matter of opinion, consider these facts (and they are facts): Davis moved from Chicago to Hawaii in about 1948, and he lived in Honolulu or environs for the rest of his life. That includes late 1960, the year and time that BHO Jr. was conceived. The INS had doubted from the very beginning, that BHO Sr. and (Stanley) Ann Dunham (Obama’s mother, who went by the name “Ann”) had ever actually married. There is no record of the marriage, even though Ann Dunham filed for divorce from BHO Sr. shortly after BHO Sr. left Hawaii to attend Harvard graduate school. The INS noted in its records that Ann and BHO Sr. had never lived together, and in fact, BHO Sr. listed addresses that were miles apart on his INS application to extend his student visa. BHO Sr. had intended to obtain a doctorate in economics from Harvard, but when he finished his master’s degree, the INS moved to deport him on the specific grounds that the marriage to Ann Dunham was a sham designed to circumvent immigration laws. The INS had in fact, secured the cooperation of Harvard administration, and Harvard had itself, recognized that BHO Sr. would be deported for lying to the INS. Harvard therefore informed BHO, Sr. that he would not be permitted to continue in the doctoral program at that institution. BHO Sr. did not wait for the INS to detain and deport him. He left the U.S. just as INS officers were preparing his deportation. These documents can be found online as well as the (former) in the official records of ICE (formerly INS). BHO Sr. returned to Kenya, having married another American citizen, who divorced him sometime thereafter. BHO Sr. was involved in a DUI accident some years later, in which his legs were mangled so badly they had to be amputated. Shortly after that, BHO Sr. was killed in Kenya while driving under the influence. Frank Marshall Davis was a self-avowed member of the Communist Party USA with a local membership in the Honolulu branch. It was at the CPUSA meetings that Davis became acquainted with Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, who were also members, although they chose to keep their membership secret. This is the same “Frank” to whom BHO Jr. referred to in his autobiographical Dreams From My Father (1992). At that time, Obama was running or thinking of running for mayor of Chicago. In any case, it was Obama who first identified “Frank” as his first (and perhaps most important) “mentor.” How many African-American men named “Frank” lived in Honolulu, Hawaii in the time frame of 1971 to 1981 when BHO Jr. was ages 10 to 18? And, if “Frank” was not Frank Marshall Davis, the notorious American communist and anti-American, why did BHO Jr. decide to write about “Frank,” his first great mentor, referring to him only by his first name? The only reasonable answer is that BHO Jr. did not want to identify Frank’s true identity because to do so would be to admit that his first mentor was a communist and a passionate anti-American, anti-Caucasian racist.

      • Re: “Our contention is that Obama’s real father was not Barack Hussein Obama Sr., but rather, Frank Marshall Davis. ”

        IF so (and it is just as likely as someone other than the man on YOUR birth certificate being the real father and not the one whose name is listed), so what?

        So what?

        Do you have the nutty idea that you can inherit communism through your DNA?

        Obama’s PLACE of birth is relevant to Natural Born Citizen status, and he was born in Hawaii. IF Davis were Obama’s “real” father it would neither have legal nor “Communist-influenced” consequences. And we are not going to take a blood test from a president and match it with the DNA of a dead man simply because nutty people who THINK that someone who lived in the same state as the president MIGHT be his real father.