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'Mister Magoo' defense of Obama is undermining faith in government
Conservative Intel ^ | 5/21/13 | David Freddoso

Posted on 05/21/2013 11:38:42 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier

Yesterday’s and today’s press conferences by White House press secretary Jay Carney provide ammunition to the thesis proposed this week even by a few mainstream journalists. By Carney’s account, Obama knows little or nothing about several really awful things happening in his own administration. He is (as Carney claimed) deliberately kept in the dark by senior staff regarding matters you’d expect a president would really want to know about, such as a major scandal about to erupt regarding the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, which began just as his health care bill was running into difficulty.

The long and the short of it is that Obama is doing more than any conservative could possibly do to undermine the public’s faith in government.

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1 posted on 05/21/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by The Old Hoosier
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To: The Old Hoosier
The long and the short of it is that Obama is doing more than any conservative could possibly do to undermine the public’s faith in government.

I just hope that thug is successful in undermining faith in government. It won't come anywhere near balancing the damage he is doing to our country, but it may help in repealing his destructive legacy.

2 posted on 05/21/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

What is a Mr Magoo defense?


3 posted on 05/21/2013 11:45:19 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: The Old Hoosier

Yet Carney doesn’t address the issue that nobody is held accountable. That’s because the any President would fire anyone who would bring him embarrassment and shame. He feels neither so he IS responsible.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 11:45:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: The Old Hoosier
...faith in government...

Faith in government? What's that?

Oh, I see. The same kind of faith the Founding Fathers had in government.

Oh, wait...

5 posted on 05/21/2013 11:45:58 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: The Old Hoosier

The only reasons you don’t report a problem up the chain of command are fear of them “targeting the messenger” or the assumption that they are already aware or are directing the situation
Neither is acceptable!


6 posted on 05/21/2013 11:48:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: The Old Hoosier
So why has hen ot fired his entire "senior staff?" Even if he is being kept in the dark so not to interrupt his vacations and his golf game, that just means he needs to be impeached as a handy proxy for Valery Jarrett and the Moslem Brotherhood.
7 posted on 05/21/2013 11:49:57 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: ifinnegan

Mr. Magoo was a cartoon about a goofball who couldn’t see well...


8 posted on 05/21/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Bill and the hildabeast have used the ignorance and I can’t recall ploy for decades now. Have either of them been prosecuted yet? You have an accusation, then prove it!! Funny thing though, when one works in pig swill, that stench becomes embedded in ones skin so one starts smelling like pig swill. Obozo hussein nor the hildahag are passing the smell tests of late.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 11:53:51 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: ifinnegan
It's the argument from his administration that people in government are doing all this bad stuff (rogue IRS agents, that sort of thing) and BHO knows absolutely nothing about it.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Pollster1

Here is the argument — if government is too big for even the President to control, then it is obviously too big and out of control!


11 posted on 05/21/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: ifinnegan
What is a Mr Magoo defense?

From Wikipedia: "Magoo is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of comical situations as a result of his nearsightedness, compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem. However, through uncanny streaks of luck, the situation always seems to work itself out for him, leaving him no worse than before."

Let's go through those compared to Obama.

Magoo is a wealthy,   Just like Obama
short-statured   nope
retiree  We should be so lucky
who gets into a series of comical  well, not so comical for us
situations as a result of his nearsightedness,  or at least political nearsightedness
compounded by his stubborn refusal to admit the problem.   Bullseye.
However, through uncanny streaks of luck,  and media cover
the situation always seems to work itself out for him, leaving him no worse than before.  Him, maybe, but we and Constitution get beaten badly.

I guess the Mr. Magoo defense is related to the Sergeant Shultz defense.

12 posted on 05/21/2013 11:59:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Where’s Waldo?

“Waldo, my boy, heh heh...”


13 posted on 05/21/2013 11:59:25 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Oh Obama, you’ve done it again.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 12:00:25 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: ifinnegan
What is a Mr Magoo defense?

Blind and incompetent, but when all is said and done, ending up smelling like a rose.

15 posted on 05/21/2013 12:03:56 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Comparing Obama to Mr. Magoo is a terrible slur on the late Jim Backus.


16 posted on 05/21/2013 12:06:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Londo Molari
"Here is the argument — if government is too big for even the President to control, then it is obviously too big and out of control!"

Big Media would prefer the politburo.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 12:09:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: The Old Hoosier

Governments and politicians defend themselves, no matter how wrong they are. What people are seeing is a media that defends the government and politicians they serve, when the media knows they are wrong. People are losing faith in the media. The more the merrier, and the sooner the better. Our free press has sold out to the degenerate left.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 12:27:19 PM PDT by pallis
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To: The Old Hoosier

As an American, I have never had faith in government no matter who is in office. It must be added however that some administrations are more sinister than others.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 12:49:22 PM PDT by formosa
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To: Pollster1

Let the hits keep coming because we want everyone to know that this is what happens when liberals are in charge.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 1:14:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

I lost faith in gub mint the day this, “magic negro” got elected.
I lost faith in America when they re-elected the maggot.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 1:29:40 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: The Old Hoosier
And when we talk about the American dream dying, we should wonder just how much of that is happening precisely because we waste so much money today on government tinkering in the economy and on the world stage.

It isn't dying, it is being slowly drowned in a sea of bureaucratic ink.

22 posted on 05/21/2013 1:34:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: The Old Hoosier
'Mister Magoo' defense of Obama is undermining faith in government

It's more like the Steve Martin defense: "I forgot armed robbery was illegal."

23 posted on 05/21/2013 1:44:23 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

There is none so blind as those that don’t want to see.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 2:08:25 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

May 20, 2013 4:00 AM

Three Signs There’s a Cover-Up

“Mistakes were made….I don’t recall” and other surefire clues.

By John Fund

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348757/three-signs-there%E2%80%99s-cover-john-fund


25 posted on 05/21/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks The Old Hoosier.
26 posted on 05/22/2013 3:28:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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