Skip to comments.Obama Says That Everyone in the Obama Bubble Agreed with His Prisoner Swap Decision
Posted on 06/08/2014 9:43:13 AM PDT by FredDardick
In an interview with NBC News Obama reiterated the now popular talking point that everyone in government was unanimous in their support for the release of five mass murdering terrorists for one American deserter. Obama told NBC News, I make no apologies for it. It was a unanimous decision among my principals in my government.
Good for him. So now were supposed to be impressed that all of the Obama cheerleaders in the West Wing jumped on board with the dumbest prisoner exchange in American history?
Is there any real question as to why Obama didnt give Congress prior notice of the prisoner swap? It had nothing to do with putting Bowe Bergdhals life in danger or fear of the exchange leaking to the press. He knew darn well that there would be tremendous bipartisan opposition to his plan of letting five of the most dangerous criminals on the planet go in exchange for a deserter at best (whether Bergdhal is a traitor as well remains to be seen).
It would also kill the talking point that the US government was unanimous with his decision. Instead Obama makes the prisoner swap and puts out the information that Congress had been consulted on the Bergdhal exchange for some time, a bogus claim that got debunked in record time. When that falsehood failed the administration moved on to the Bergdhals health was in danger so it had to be done quickly routine, because what difference, at this point, does another lie make?
When you are relying on feedback from Susan Sunday Show Liar Rice, Valerie Chicago Slumlord Jarrett and Samantha Send US Troops to Israel Power, you really shouldnt be surprised when things work out badly.
Thats why Congress is supposed to play the role of advice and consent to the executive branch. This way the President can get counsel from outside his bubble of yes-men and those mom-jeans dont look bad on you at all sycophants, so hopefully he doesnt make unbelievably stupid decisions.
But what else would you expect from a President who has a nasty habit of skipping his daily intelligence briefings and likes to play check-the-box when it comes to running the federal government?
apparently the CIA head of station in AStan didn’t agree either
Of course they did. The good little boot lickers they are.
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“My principals in My government.”
Scary and clueless at the same time.
AND WE ALL KNOW THAT OBAMA LIES...
SO WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE WHAT HE SAYS...?
If they didn’t they’d be sent to a workgroup to study why it was okay.
So ‘everybody does it” is an acceptable excuse?
Isn’t it odd that though a very large number of people believed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, including both political sides of Congress. that it is all still Bush’s fault and a “war crime”?
The 'pubs in the HOR and the Senate should set up a committee and use it as a campaign issue. (sarcasm)
Bet there wasn’t much disagreement from Hitler’s staff when he blundered either.
If that was linked to his disagreement over Bergdahl this could break wide open. 2 traitorous acts within a week.
What Obama needs to do is hire some non-yes men because he really makes some bad decisions.
I make no apologies for it. It was a unanimous decision among my principals in my government.
No TRUE leader would ever utter such cravenly weak line.
Not surprising at all. One does not disagree with Obama the god. Either Obama or his worshipers will rain destruction on those that do.
Good observation - there were many people on both sides of the aisle and both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific who thought Sadam H. had weapons of mass destruction. In actuality, he did have chemical warfare weapons which he used against the Kurds. Some folks erroneously think that only nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction.
Second: The fact that Obama’s staff all agreed unanimously with their great ‘master’ does not say much for O’s ability to gather good advisors around him.
Oops, hear that Diane? You’re not in the bubble.
silly me always thought it was we the people who are the government.
Well first, only one person is responsible for and makes a decision. All the rest, "principals" or lawn boys are merely advisors.
Second, that Moslem, illegal-alien, Usurper damn well better apologize...unless, of course, his objective was to release Moslem terrorists and gain a traitor/terrorist.
Viewed in that fashion, this was another big win for the Kenyan in the White House. All it cost him was a few words and not one missed round of golf.
Kimberly Strassel has an article in the WSJ about the Obama advisors who have been setting his foreign policy and what a bunch of light weights that they are. One of them was his former driver.
In an interview with NBC News Obama reiterated the now popular talking point that everyone in government was unanimous in their support for the release of five mass murdering terrorists for one American deserter.
HE LIES! AS USUAL.
About Fast and Furious..HE LIES!
About his Birth Cert .HE LIES!
About Solindra...HE LIES!
About the IRS... HE LIES!
About Bengazi...HE LIES!
About the VA... HE LIES!
About domestic spying...HE LIES!
About Global Warming HE LIES!
About Healthcare HE LIES!
About Illegal Immigration HE LIES!
About gun control HE LIES!
About the EPA HE LIES!
About Bowe Bergadahl HE LIES!
About anything About everything...HE LIES!
From the Kimberly Strassel article in the WSj - These are the “everybody” that agreed:
President Obama’s first national security adviser, former Marine General and NATO Commander Jim Jones, left after only two years following clashes with Mr. Obama’s inner circle.
He was replaced by Democratic political operative and former Fannie Mae lobbyist Tom Donilon. Mr. Donilon joined Ben Rhodes, the Obama campaign speechwriter, who in 2009 had been elevated to deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. Also present was Tommy Vietor, whose entire career prior to NSC spokesman was as an Obama spinmeisteras a press aide in the 2004 Senate run, and campaign flack for the 2008 Iowa caucuses, and assistant White House press secretary. In fairness, his credentials also included getting caught on camera in 2010 pounding beers, shirtless, at a Georgetown bar. America’s foreign-policy experts at work.
I bet everyone in Joseph Stalin’s inner circle always agreed with him, too.
——Bet there wasnt much disagreement from Hitlers staff when he blundered either.——
Hah....I would bet Hitler got more pushback from his generals than obama lapdogs...
one sign of a good leader is that s/he can take intelligent decisions on his own.
another, even greater, sign of a good leader is that s/he selects good advisors
and then there’s the current Occupancy in the WH
Strange to think that anyone at this point would take at face value anything at all said by this pathological liar.
On the other hand, there couldn’t be any better proof of the chronic self-delusion of those on the Left.
Isn't that DUDE guy?????
Does he have anyone who has a different opinion in his cabinet?
What a joke...
Obama’s obviously NOT presidential material.
As my mom used to say, if everyone jumped off the Brooklyn bridge, would you.
Stupid is as stupid does.
I guess that’ why Panetta left. Bergdahl for the Tollybon Five was a bubble too far for him.
Well, when you have to prop up a house of cards built entirely on lies then all you have to work with are more lies. They’ve really woven a web of lies that they are now completely entangled in.
What government might that be?
Sounds better than: “I finally decided screw everyone including all my top level advisers. I get to do what I want.”
Yes, and the “Emporer’s New Clothes” are just lovely according to his staff.
I thought it was OUR government (you know, that whole three-branch thingy?), and HIS Executive Branch Administration?
At this point, the Regime has me confused: confused with someone who gives a shit how/why/who “agreed” that 5 Taliban Generals should be released for one deserter.
The Regime lackeys are ALL LIEberals, and they ALL LIE!
Because that is what LIEberals do: LIE!
What I DO care about is when does the Impeachment trial in the House of Representatives begin?
CA Chrome didn’t win the triple crown, but 0bama is winning the octafecta in terms of putting unlimited numbers of lies over on America...and so far getting away with it....”royally”.
Tons of yellow-cake in various forms, poison gasses and the delivery systems made him beyond dangerous.
Let's not forget the ultra long range artillery system that the Canadian was building.
It wasn't to delivery conventional weapons.
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If Obama's people all agreed with 'the dumbest prisoner exchange' in our history - that alone tells us something scary...
I suspect Obama felt this bizarre choice was better than the alternative. An unnamed alternative we don't know and might never discover... But his people/cheerleaders wouldn't know about that - so what's their excuse?
And that is the problem. He has surrounded himself now with yes men, yes women and yes what evers. A President should always be given the opposing point of view. In fact one of his people should have disagreed just so he could have become aware of the potential down sides to the trade. Apparently no one even told him.
That's why Fred has never heard a word from me, which is kind of a prize in itself.
Why would anyone expect descent from the Kings Court?
Hear that, Fred? I've been trying to never hear a word from humblegunner for *years*. LOL :)
Before giving advice on a foreign matter, they must first identify the country on a map of the globe, with all names redacted from said map. If they can't identify the country, name it's capitol, it's monetary system, principal exports and imports, and religious distribution, they should be barred from speaking whatsoever.
The emperor with no clothes maybe?
Then let them go to Afganistan and be fair game for the Taliban.
MY PRINCIPALS-—MY GOVERNMENT ?????????????????????
Oh stupid me; all these years I thought it was supposed to be a government “Of the People, By the People, For the People”.
I guess all that stupid history; done and written by evil old white men that I was forced to read as a kid was just all wrong, and a lie huh.
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