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As Syria Heats Up, White House Nixes Briefings

by Keith Koffler on September 3, 2013, 8:23 am

Even as President Obama prepares to commit an act of war in Syria, the White House has scaled back the public questioning it will tolerate about what the president is doing, holding only one televised briefing in the past seven days to justify the president’s position to the American people.

Has anyone seen this man? Has anyone seen this man?

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has all but disappeared, briefing reporters in any forum – televised or not – only once since holding an off-camera “gaggle” aboard Air Force One August 10. Instead, he’s left the job to Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

But even Earnest has been partially in hiding. The White House Press Secretary – or sometimes his deputy – generally goes before the cameras on weekdays when the president is in Washington. But there was no briefing last Wednesday or Friday, and none is schedule for today. Carney briefed last Tuesday and Earnest appeared at the podium of Thursday.

It’s not clear why the self-proclaimed “openness White House” has shut down regular public briefings. Press secretaries, who are prepped by experts from throughout the government, are supposed to be able to hold forth on sensitive issues. Americans are losing a chance to watch the press try to hold the White House accountable, and the White House is missing an opportunity to explain Obama’s shifting positions on Syria.

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Danceswithtruth September 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

Trying to make sense of Obama’s position on Syria is like trying to find sure footing in quicksand.

John Wayland September 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

Well said.

WhenWillTheyLearn September 3, 2013 at 8:34 am

The little people need not be told what we the elites/royals decide to do. We will always have the best interests of the little people in mind. Just ask us and we will confirm that we know what is best for you!

Mike September 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

Why should anyone expect the thugs in the White House to be any different. They are so superior to the nation they “rule” America has gone back to the pre-Concord and Lexington times. Rule of the divine ones is more important than the rule of law and the people.
Where are the Patriots?
Where are the Americans that will stand at the bridge and say NO MORE!

Michael September 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

The NY Times is reporting that John McCain has agreed to support Obama on his proposed Syria attacks.

(“President Gains McCain’s Backing on Syria Attack”)

What planet did that come from?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/world/middleeast/syria.html?_r=0

OldTimer September 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

Drudge has a poll today about giving Obama authority to launch a strike. When I reviewed the results it showed 92% opposed.

MaxAR15 September 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

Now up to 98%

DeniseVB September 3, 2013 at 10:06 am

This article is on Drudge too right now. Incoming…. ;)

MaxAR15 September 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

Sorry old timer, you were right, it was 92%. My error.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

That’s pretty much in line with the original Reuters/Ipsos poll which showed 9 % support for a strike.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

And didn’t liar NBC say50% support it? Any questions about their methodology, anyone?

Lizzy September 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Oh gosh NBC they wouldn’t lie would they?

jnobfan September 3, 2013 at 8:44 am

The Obama regime is done with the press. Halfway into the second term the regime no longer has a use for them and they are an annoyance.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 11:11 am

Astute observation…MSM – take heed.

anneinarkansas September 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

Why is Obama going to Sweden with all that is happening now?
He only scheduled that in to fill a gap (for traveling pleasure) after the cancellation of his original meeting with Putin.
I guess Sweden is friendlier than his own country.

MaxAR15 September 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

Better golf there.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

Yes, it is to avoid the one on one meeting originally planned with Putin.

CiscoKid September 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Looking for asylum?

Marcus September 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The reports are that Obama is planning to meet with Russian gay activists at the Summit. You can’t make this stuff up. This is his way of “getting back” at Putin.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/319899-report-obama-to-meet-lgbt-activists-in-russia

Lizzy September 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm

You can’t make this stuff up oh how I wish it was a joke.

T-Bird September 3, 2013 at 8:55 am

Jay’s busy looking for Obama’s spine-he needs it now. He seldom uses it and….it’s around here somewhere….say can I get you some food stamps to take your mind off this amateur bumbling??? whatcha say?

Bobalouski September 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

Jay Carney last seen in the fetal position, having lied himself into a coma.

Barry bin Inhalin September 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

We may get an impeachment proceeding and conviction yet. Just hoping that the gallows will be similarly reconstituted for tyrannical actions.

Kathy September 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

Is there any surprise that the admin is doing this? O talks tough, but in reality is a little chicken shit. Sorry for the language, but this whole thing is making me sick. He tries to talk tough but doesn’t have the balls to hear opposing views to his lunacy. And forget trying to hold the WH accountable…w/ the exception of you Keith, most of the press are just little puppets who do what the admin says and parrots all their talking points. I wish there were more like you. We NEED more like you.

Dean September 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

Agree with you Kathy!

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:42 am

Agree with the sentiment–but the lang undercuts you.

Kathy September 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Sorry Star. I am just so angry about this my head will explode. I will choose better words in the future.

Bonnie September 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Kathy,
We are all adults and we have certainly heard, and many have used such language when thoroughly provoked. Most of us are right there with you. No apologizes needed here.

Vasco DeGama September 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

Today the “king” decreed that he doesn’t have to answer to anyone, including the American people. When asked what his next move will be, Ovomit stated “I AM THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ, PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE GLOBALISTS BEHIND THE CURTAIN!”

Mach1Duck September 3, 2013 at 9:07 am

Because then, he might be asked questions as to why Obama is so set on plunging this nation to war.

Trayvon Hoodie September 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

More transparency, yo.

Regime Change September 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

Be careful not to criticize the Propaganda Ministry too much. Their thin skin will land you in a reeducation camp.

Keyser September 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

“The most transparent administration in history.”

What a bunch of crap.

j norvell September 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Au contaire, they are the most transparent. We can see right through them,

Marcus September 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Exactly.

Jeryl Bier September 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

Typo – you’ve got “Principle Deputy” instead of “Principal” in your 2nd graf of “As Syria Heats Up” post.

(No need to post this as a comment, by the way…)

Jeryl Bier

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

Seriously – with this topic the only comment you can muster is “Typo?” Is there a another new agency of government to monitor threads for typos? Good news! You will have a lot of work here – especially with all us old fogies who can hardly see to type.

sarakat September 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

Thank you Miss Brooks.

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

Me, me….I am Miss Brooks, too…

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

I guess “We are all Miss Brooks” now?

Star September 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

Is there a t-shirt?

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

I am in the vicinity of the Middle East right now and none of this is funny to me…or cute.

Sadie September 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

Aileen, you have my support. I spent many years in Tel Aviv with a gas mask and missile threats and missile hits from the “charming” neighbors.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

Thank you – please remember us in your prayers.

gracepmc September 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Prayers up.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

God be with you. I didn’t realize you were ‘on the ground’. I’d like to hear what’s going on there and what you and your countrymen think about this.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I am not a member of our brave military. I am in a “safe” country in the ME. Do not want any misconceptions about who I am and where I am…albeit I am a Christian in a primarily Islam country. However, must add that my acquaintances here are welcoming and friendly…and they know I am Christian. That said – my dentists (teeth issues required 2 dentists) are Syrian. Their families are safe. We agree that we do not always agree with the actions of our governments.
The countrymen here do not often discuss these ME “issues.” Their country has very wise leadership and it is a peaceful place – and has been an ally of the US.
(As an aside my eye doctor is Egyptian – he provided me with the best glasses I have ever worn.)
Figured out where I am NSA?

gracepmc September 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Ummm — I can barely keep my words in this little box most times.

Kent Clizbe September 3, 2013 at 9:21 am

The covert nature of the decision-making clearly points to the evil genius behind the Obama/Hillary-Kerry/Brennan triumvariate: John Brennan.

http://www.parcbench.com/2010/01/12/john-brennan-connecting-the-dots-spells-conflict-of-interest/

Brennan has been the power behind the Obama-handlers’ foreign adventures–Egypt, Libya, drones, etc.

Find Brennan and you’ll find the answers to this mystery.

Bottom line: Brennan is Obama’s Dzerzhinsky. Totally committed toady who will cross any lines in order to please his master.

WW3 is but a domestic political operation, planned and led by the evil genius.

Middle of the Road Extremist September 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

Were you thinking of “Walter Brennan”, perhaps?

srdem65 September 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

Somebody better tell all of us what’s going on here. Soon.
We have a right to know.

DeniseVB September 3, 2013 at 9:59 am

Well, according to some judge, we no longer have the right to know who visits our White House.

jnobfan September 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

Says who?

We are still waiting for Fast + Furiose,Bengazi,IRS and NSA

There is no law there is only lawyers

MidWestMike September 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

Anyone surprised by this action? The “most open and transparent administration” ever is in hiding? OMG.

Sadie September 3, 2013 at 11:52 am

Along with the visitors logs to the WH for next 12 years.

Tom September 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

For those of you that voted for this man…after his “handling” of this can you now admit you made a mistake? I’m not sure I have seen a situation handled this poorly by a President in a very long time!!! He is the king of not making a decision. Guess what someitmes as President you have to make soem very difficult possibly unpopular decisions…DEAL WITH IT!!

Bob Baldwin September 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

This PORCH MONKEY is QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT ?
ME THINKS NOT !!!!!!

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

Bob Bob…

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:46 am

Can you give me a break with the racist stuff–I can’t afford a new keyboard if this one wears out.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

I agree

Political Hostage September 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

Those that voted for him only pay attention at election time, and only to who is the democrat candidate. Thank them all you want, but they’re not reading…

swedishlady September 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

Hello there American friends, so now you are sending your Celebrity in Chief to our country and I can tell you that the media is in a frenzy. This is the first time a US President is visiting our northern corner of the world and the media makes a lot about that ( I groan, why did it have to be Him ??? ). Well to be honest , the visit was scheduled because the meeting with Putin was hastily cancelled because of the Snowden affair, so it´s really not that “honourable”. ( By the way, W Bush was in Gothenburg 2001 but that was not a state visit, just a big EU meeting, the city was trashed by leftist groups during that visit.)
I live in the very south and is not much affected by the thing but my daughter works and lives right in the middle of Stockholm and will be greatly affected by the chaos. Stockholm will be a city in a state of siege.
I believe that the visit will be much about trade agreements and visits to technical innovative centers. Oh, I will keep you informed. Planespotters are thrilled about the Airforce One and carspotters are intrigued by that other toy, The Beast.

DeniseVB September 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

Thanks swedishlady, we were hoping you’d check in with the buzz ! Hope he hasn’t inconvenienced your country too much ;)

Susan September 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Thank you for the close-to-the-scene reporting, swedishlady. That is a lot more information than we usually get from Preezy’s press pool. They are usually more interested in what the pompous potentate is wearing rather than what he is doing. “The Beast” is sure to have 30 to 40 mini-beasts surrounding the paranoid passenger, so the carspotters should be well pleased.

Political Hostage September 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

Will you guys keep him please?

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

Think this is an asylum scouting trip? Hope I spelled that correctly :-)

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 10:55 am

I will be watching for your comments. In the meantime, I have two words of encouragement for you: Henrik Stenson. Poor guy, every Swede should be celebrating him today.

Do you live in Wallender country?

swedishlady September 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Julie, Wallander country is in the same region, very close. I live west of it. The great thing with this part of Sweden is that you can go on daytrips to many of the nearby countries, Denmark, Germany, Poland etc .
Yes, there will be a visit to the Wallenberg memorial. Wallenberg was an outstanding, courageous man who did great things for mankind and tragically met his end in a Soviet prison. I agree with you, Snowden has a lot in common with him, I do hope he will not end like Wallenberg..
I guess that Obama thinks that the short visit here will be a nice break from the troubles at home and ahead ( Putin !!!!) Our well behaved government will not corner him with any troubling questions but there will be demonstrators out there. I guess the iron ring around him will shelter him from these people. But I do hope that foreign media will be able to report that the people ( politicians excluded ) is not taking the NSA spying lightly.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

I read that he will be going to a memorial to Raoul Wallenberg. How ironic–Edward Snowden has more in common with Wallenberg. And the Obama administration is drawing all kinds of comparisons between a teensy weensy Tomahawk attack and WWII, John Kerry calling Syria our “Munich”.

Bob September 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

“The Beast” are you talking about the car or the Man?

Zippy September 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

One quick edit – it should be “Principal Deputy Josh Earnest,” not “Principle Deputy.” This administration doesn’t have any principles.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

Good comment even if it is about the damn typos…we’re about to start another war and three people on this thread are pointing out typos…

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

Some people can concentrate on more than one thing…I am also slapping wrists on stupid curse words. Although usually when Drudge gets into this, I stay off the thread.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

I suspect most of us can concentrate on numerous topics. When my husband asks, “What are you thinking?” and I begin to tell him the six or eight things I am pondering…well, his eyes glaze over. My point is this…people who come here to belittle the topic or attempt to make it seem insignificant via the use of spelling error notifications are probably from the “dark side.” In my opinion (and yes, I am entitled to an opinion) they need to be sent away…far, far away back to the outer banks of leftism. And take their dictionaries with them.

Star September 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

Agree to disagree? Trolls usually have better material. No–typos and war are not co-equal–but I think (even if I am in the minority) it’s OK to nail typos if you want to. Of course a mistyped letter (and there are plenty in these comments, by the way) is not equal to a war. What I don’t find valid is saying a typo means Keith’s opinions are not valid–if he can’t proofread etc…. That is a fallacy.

Susan September 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

Here I thought it was only my husband’s eyes who glazed over! Agree with you, Aileen. It is usually the Faustians who nitpick about minor grammar and spelling mistakes to change the direction of the discussion.

dr_bugs September 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

Obama has made only one decision:

If he has no one to blame failure on, he will do nothing.

Doug Oesterheld September 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Keith,
The discussion and bewilderedness about Obama’s reversal of his intended strike on Syria ignores several key factors:
1) U.S. use of HAARP to engineer earthquakes and hurricanes;
2) Russia’s equivalent HAARP capabilities;
3) Snowden’s certain ability to document the Obama’s administration use of HAARP to generate the predicted October surprise [Hurricane Sandy] that decisively influenced the 2012 presidential election;
4) U.S. shutdown of HAARP in July, 2013 in response to Russia’s threat to disclose/enable Snowden to disclose item 3), clearly an impeachable event;
5) the nasty personal exchange between Obama and Putin in which on August 10 Obama declared Putin to be acting like a “bored school boy,” a comment that Putin found to be unacceptably disrespectful, negating tacit agreement between Russia and U.S. to keep HAARP operations low key;
6) Obama’s insistence that he could strike Syria regardless of international or domestic opposition, and disrespectful of Russian and Chinese objection, a moral high ground that Kerry fulminated on Friday, August 30;
7) A 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska on Friday, August 30 on the same latitude as the U.S. HAARP complex, a weaponized earthquake generated by Russia’s HAARP-like complex, signaling Russia’s willingness to exact consequences of a U.S. attack on Syria. BTW, it’s likely that the U.S. generated a weaponized 6.2 magnitude earthquake on April 5 that struck Far East Russia in the vicinity of North Korea and China to warn those countries about collaboration on nuclear weapons technology, and an 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16 that struck Iran, with similar intent.

Given these realities, Obama will not commit U.S. forces against Syria, despite the inevitable loss of face and geopolitical cred: better to lose face than to lose the presidency through impeachment via Snowden.

Political Hostage September 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

You forgot the Reynolds Wrap this morning.

…we’re at an all time low for tropical storms in the Atlantic. Earthquakes happen all the time, and we’re in the middle of a pole swap, so expect more of the same. There have been a dozen earthquakes in the time it took me to write this reply.

Conspiracies are usually fun, but nothing more. the idea that we have the power to move tectonic plates is silly (on an Al Gore scale).

Robin H September 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

But I read a novel once about destroying the world with a huge man-made earthquake! So it must be true! /sarc/

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

Having lived in two regions of the US (Northern and Southern) where unexplained underground “explosions” have occurred repeatedly, I am not enitrely discounting your theories.

Mandy Manners September 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

Dang, Doug. Can I have some of what you’re smoking? I’m tired of reality and would love a trip to the other side.

Sadie September 3, 2013 at 11:51 am

Mandy: LOL. I read that post and thought hmmm…cranial plate tectonic shift.

Langley Spook September 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

…on the next episode of “Coast to Coast AM”…

Duane Fannon September 3, 2013 at 9:34 am

It would go unheard.

gary allen September 3, 2013 at 9:41 am

what is the big deal ??? I’ve been watching these “breifings ” since R. Gibbs {uhmm , uhmm} was slinging the b.s. They are all a bunch of soul-less automotons —- both sides of the podium. I don”t understand how the press corp can sit day in and day out and be lied to and not be outraged. grown men and women sitting and reporting lie after lie and not one person challenging Carney with facts. I just don’t get it.

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

You can still catch Gibbsy on Meet the Press–please tip your waitress.

AFVet September 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Yeah,…talk about people’s eyes glazing over !

Winfield Scott September 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

“…and none is schedule for today.”
“…appeared at the podium of Thursday.”

Mister Koffler, if you can’t be bothered to proofread your own copy for bozo mistakes, why in the world should I trust your opinion about affairs of state?

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

See my reply to Jeryl Bier above…

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

So tell me, Winifred, how do you feel about Obama referring to Navy corpse-men? Did you write him and ask him why you should trust his opinion about affairs of state?

gracepmc September 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Tee Her I see it.

gracepmc September 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Ooops. Tee Hee.

Oh well at least my whole comment is in the box and not dangling out awaiting use for future haiku’s.

Tomas September 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

Every time their lips move they’re either lying, contradicting what they said an hour ago or pissing off another one of our former allies revealing or leaking shared intelligence, tactics, strategies and conversations. Amateur hour indeed.

Genevieve Towers September 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thank you for publishing this newsletter.

Duane Fannon September 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

Ok, I changed my mind. Check this out and get back to me. Theroy
Obama backs Muslim Brotherhood with billions of Dollars in Egypt. Brotherhood comes to power, but since has fallen. Libya, Brotherhood comes to power with Obama’s blessing and help.
Obama signs Executive order giving himself sole control over United states Chemical Weapons. Fast & Furious (Executive Privilege) gun ( or What Else) goes to Drug Cartels. Cartels tied to Opium in Afghanistan. Brian Terry killed at border. Benghazi( What difference does it make) Stevens killed. (What did he know?) CIA sending weapons to Rebels (What kind of Weapons?) Syria chemical weapons used on public. By who? Where’s the proof? WMD was rumored to be sent from Iraq to Syria. Where’s the Proof?
Here’s my theory. I think Chemical Weapons was sent to Syria. Route traveled through southern border Terry killed. Fast & Furious with out Mexico’s knowledge. Arrive in Benghazi. Stevens knew what CIA was up to. 1957 CIA kills Frank Olsen head of Chemical Weapons Development. No one knows who supplied chemical weapons. UN inspectors pulls out. Britain, France wants no part of Syria attack. BRICS Alliance, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Then look at a World Map. Muslim Brotherhood in power. Surrounding Israel. Russia finished Iran’s nuke program. China build’s Iran China Rail Road. Syria is Catalyst for war on Israel. How do we fight back. China owns trillion dollars of America’s Debt. America will have to back down. But we do just enough to start it. Scary isn’t it.

DeniseVB September 3, 2013 at 10:03 am
John Barnett September 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

If there was any doubt that Barack Obama has been incompetent in his Presidency, that doubt has now be removed.

Susan September 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

“Americans are losing a chance to watch the press try to hold the White House accountable…”

Since when has the press tried to hold this petulant demagogue accountable? Other than you and a precious few others, there have been none, Keith. This regime is removing itself from public scrutiny and as it does so, it becomes more and more dangerous to America and her people.

Aileen September 3, 2013 at 10:07 am

Agree!!!

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 11:07 am

The press we have works hand in glove with Obama anyway.

Political Hostage September 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

…most open and transparent government ever…

tonymonterey September 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

Listening to Obama he says this will not be another Iraq or Afghanistan?

What? It is going to be another Egypt! He is trying hard to get another Islamic Republic run by the Muslim Brotherhood established. What is the rush to war for? And it’s by the same people who said the exact opposite before.

We had Operation Southern Watch and Operation Northern Watch plus Hundreds of thousands troops tied up in Kuwait because Saddam threatened to attack. Iraq fired AA missiles at our planes and shot artillery into Kuwait. Saddam refused, blocked and threatened UN inspectors. Now it’s done, Kuwait didn’t turn into another Germany or South Korea where we permanently stand watch.

The Egyptians know the deal! They fought back and removed the Muslim Brotherhood out! Now he is trying to set them up for power in Syria.

Jennifer September 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

Obama is running out of sacrificial lambs to send out as spokesliars. We’ve had Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry. Maybe he can find a low-level staffer in the Farm Bureau who will lie for him in front of the cameras in exchange for keeping the NSA and IRS off his or her back.

Al Jordan September 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

Who thought this amature would even resemble a president. The man behind the curtain that speaks and operates through this rodeo clown must be exposed and deposed while there is still time to pull the US from the brink of complete destruction he has planned.

Julie Brueckheimer September 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

I’d rather have the real rodeo clown as our c-in-c.

AFVet September 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

LIKE !

Joeholiday September 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

Jay Balarny is getting some schooling on how to lie with a straight face and vacant soul from POTUS himself who can no longer distinguish when he is lying and when he is merely stretching the truth. This worm with glasses is also getting some new sneer training from FLOTUS.

snafubar September 3, 2013 at 10:25 am

Obozo:

“I don’t need no stinkin’ permission.

And I don’t have to explain myself to anyone.

FU, America, and STFU.”

Gary September 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

Those are his private musings that only valerie and a few other select individuals get to hear.

Makka September 3, 2013 at 10:29 am

More cowardice from this White House.
They don’t even have the guts to face reporters.
“The most transparent WH in history” is the most transparently corrupt, incompetent and cowardly.

Bob September 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

History is repeating itself. Read Judges 4:8, 4:9 and the song of Deborah in the NIV Bible. Another Barak is about to lose the Honor for defeating Sisera t a woman.

poorhardworker September 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

It is absolutely stunning how stupid Obama looks now! Of course everyone is hiding! There is NO recovery for Obama…the world now knows him to be a feckless occupier of the White House…and a man who does not do what he says!!! Unfortunately, thinking American’s have known he is a destructive liar for 5 1/2 years! I hope Congress is smart enough to know that Obama WILL go for a regime change…with no one to replace Assad…and we will have Libya and Egypt (only the most recent US failures) all over again!

Prism September 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

Is there any surprise?

The pee-ON’s need only what the Dictator gives.

Star September 3, 2013 at 10:38 am

I’d like to think the Propaganda Machine broke–but I am sure they will crank it back up soon.

Speaking of missing–where is Brit Hume?

gracepmc September 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Hmmm. May be his scheduled vacation time.

jnobfan September 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

When the going gets tough – the tough get going – Obama’s going to Sweden

The guy is a joke but its on us (not me) for voting him in twice.

dragon6actual September 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

“the White House has scaled back the public questioning it will tolerate about what the president is doing”

So this is what “the most transparent administration – ever” looks like.

larry 1356 September 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

The poles show that over 90% of the population is against this. Any Congressman that votes for this should be targeted to lose their next reelection bid.

jus wundrin September 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

The community organizer just stirs the pot and walks away. No questions allowed little folk. Well let you know what the definition of transparency is.

Gary September 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

I am your leader!!!! I WILL be respected!!! Do you hear me?!? I said you WILL respect me!! I need adoration and respect to function as the jerk that I am!!!

Girly1 September 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

Baghdad Bob and Jay Carney must have attended the same school of journalism. Lie down with dogs, Jay, and get up with fleas. Is he worth it?

These are exciting times. We are watching history in the making. A rogue dictator and his regime are being unceremoniously toppled in grand style before the entire world. The Palace guards have jumped ship. The visitor logs have been sealed. Regular citizens have long been vanquished from WH tours. Michelle Obama is playing the Imelda Marcos role to the hilt. And Barry is a man without a country who will soon be seeking asylum with his BFF’s somewhere in the Brotherhood.

The U.S. Congress must not intervene! They must allow this tyrant to collapse under his own weight. McCain and Graham need to shut up and let history take its course. Obama needs to walk the plank; not Congress. We’ll deal with the latter in due time – 2014.

Bob September 3, 2013 at 11:10 am

Barak in the Bible Though hated was allowed to escape with his life. I think God wanted to reserve punishment on him for himself.

Girly1 September 3, 2013 at 11:37 am

Agree. Walking the ‘political’ plank does not have anything to do with God’s ultimate judgement. My fervant wish is to see Obama humiliated on the world stage and then relegated to the dustbin of history. No one deserves it more.

Star September 3, 2013 at 11:46 am

For heaven’s sakes, Girly–hold the hyperbole….though it is amusing…what a rant. The Republic will still stand…

Girly1 September 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Didn’t mean to hurt your ears, Star. Will try to keep the hyperbole down to a mild roar from here on out.

Max17 September 3, 2013 at 11:17 am

So the stupidest man on the planet has dug himself such a deep hole this time that he can’t even let his professional liar answer softball questions from his lapdog press? SWEEEET!