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President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'
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Posted on 01/05/2010 12:47:27 PM PST by Sub-Driver

President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'

By: Josh Gerstein and Carol E. Lee January 5, 2010 03:30 AM EST

President Barack Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs.

“We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters. “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else. The American people won’t accept that.”

Twenty of the nation's top security officials are gathering in the Situation Room to hear Obama demand answers about the intelligence failures that failed to prevent the attempted bombing of an airliner on Christmas Day.

The scheduled 90-minute session is Obama’s first chance to go face to face with those responsible for securing the nation and offers him a big opportunity to set the tone and tempo for the government’s response to the terror plot against Northwest Flight 253.

While Obama has ordered separate reviews of both the breakdown in intelligence analysis and the inability of the current screening system to detect the explosives the suspect, Umar Abdul Mutallab, allegedly brought on the plane, Gibbs made clear that the president sees the intelligence snafu as more serious.

Gibbs also said Obama shares the concerns of many Americans that reforms put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks were not adequate to head off the attempted Christmas bombing.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocia; blamegame; flight253
But I thought the system worked?
1 posted on 01/05/2010 12:47:29 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

It is everyone’s fault except Obama’s.


2 posted on 01/05/2010 12:48:56 PM PST by kabar
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To: Sub-Driver

I point my finger at FUBO every time I see him on TV. I just don’t use the usual pointing finger


3 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:06 PM PST by clamper1797 (Would you hold my hand ... If I saw you in heaven ... to my angel in heaven)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obalma/Osama the muslim will still point fingers at Bush.


4 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:12 PM PST by Levante
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To: Sub-Driver

I so look forward to the day that Hussein is referred to as Former President Hussein.


5 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:24 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does this apply to Obama with his finger pointing at Bush?


6 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:34 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we still point our fingers at President Bush?


7 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:42 PM PST by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: Sub-Driver
Right. All finger-pointing should go to the “previous administration.”
8 posted on 01/05/2010 12:49:42 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (The GOP faithful want me to believe I have only two voting options......"bad" and "worse")
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To: Sub-Driver

No more finger pointing at GWB either then.


9 posted on 01/05/2010 12:50:06 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: Sub-Driver
“We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters.

Yes, why point fingers at an agency, when your finger is firmly pointed at the previous administration?

Gibbs has to be the biggest putz to ever hold that position.
10 posted on 01/05/2010 12:50:49 PM PST by Zarro (Term Limits NOW)
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To: Sub-Driver

President Barack Obama will deliver a stern warning to his appointees at a meeting Tuesday afternoon that he won’t tolerate efforts by the CIA, the State Department and others to shift blame for the recent intelligence foul-up to other parts of the government, said spokesman Robert Gibbs. “”””

Delivering a stern warning..... like he did to Iran?


11 posted on 01/05/2010 12:51:55 PM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Obama=Treason))
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To: 1776 Reborn

Of course not. The rule not only doesn’t apply for 0bama but everyone else is still allowed to blame Bush too.


12 posted on 01/05/2010 12:53:08 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: Jagdgewehr

Hey, to quote Super Chicken - “You knew the job was dangerous when you took it”.


13 posted on 01/05/2010 12:53:13 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: 1776 Reborn

exactly!! as he says that measures put in place after 9/11 weren’t enough, HE is pointing the finger at Bushl!!! ugh, the man is revolting!


14 posted on 01/05/2010 12:53:52 PM PST by florida red
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs said today.....that Obamao takes no responsibility for the security failure.

So I guess all the finger pointing will belong to him alone.


15 posted on 01/05/2010 12:54:33 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Sub-Driver
"President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'"

That's rich, coming from the king of all finger pointers...

16 posted on 01/05/2010 12:54:37 PM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pres__ent (without ID) Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'


17 posted on 01/05/2010 12:55:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Sub-Driver

18 posted on 01/05/2010 12:56:02 PM PST by mirkwood
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To: Sub-Driver
Gibbs also said Obama shares the concerns of many Americans that reforms put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks were not adequate to head off the attempted Christmas bombing.

So much for no finger pointing, the lying POS.

19 posted on 01/05/2010 12:57:13 PM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: Sub-Driver
And thus spoke the king of finger pointing. Never before in the history of the Republic that we had a President like Obama who lies with such shamelessness and speaks exactly the total opposite of what he does. Just incredible.

The majority of the American people do not believe a word of what you says anymore, they know that he is totally incompetent and a liar. A man who is only big on rhetoric but no actions what so ever.

20 posted on 01/05/2010 12:57:13 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Sub-Driver

It strikes me as odd that this POTUS directs his version of “Baghdad Bob” tell us that he is more concerned about the finger pointing than he is about solving the problems. Me thinks he has his head up his arse. He will never know the proper solution because his questions are ass backwards!


21 posted on 01/05/2010 12:57:30 PM PST by 7thOF7th (Righteousness is our cause and justice will prevail!)
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To: florida red

Well the only thing I can say positive about this poser is he is consistent!


22 posted on 01/05/2010 12:59:56 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: Sub-Driver
Is this satire?!??!?!? This coming from the same guy, of the same party that blames Bush for damn near everything!!!

This has got to be a joke. If it is not it is the ballsiest statement I have ever read. This is not me using hyperbole, this is me saying this is the funniest, most pathetic thing I have ever read.

23 posted on 01/05/2010 1:01:00 PM PST by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Sub-Driver; All
"President Obama: No more 'finger-pointing'"


24 posted on 01/05/2010 1:02:10 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
cutekids

Did somebody say finger-pointing?

25 posted on 01/05/2010 1:05:26 PM PST by Nateman
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To: Sub-Driver
The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and points at someone else.

As long as no one points at " O Magnifico, the Wonderful"

26 posted on 01/05/2010 1:05:33 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Zarro
Gibbs has to be the biggest putz to ever hold that position.

Yup, cuzzin Eddie has got to go...

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27 posted on 01/05/2010 1:05:37 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Obamination wants to keep pointing the finger at Bush, not his appointees or agencies ....
28 posted on 01/05/2010 1:06:10 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nateman

LOL! Great job.


29 posted on 01/05/2010 1:06:51 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: jveritas
Obama represents the hope of Audacity.

He wants no responsibility - but only accusation privileges, and so denies the right of any other to do as he has done.

His fellow Democrats understand how this works, too: Nancy Pelosi just today claimed (regarding the health care bill) that "there has never been a more open process for any piece of legislation". Consider the spectacular brazenness required to effect such a claim, when the opposition party was all but shut out of negotiations, while legislative language affecting every American citizen was crafted in closed-door sessions and then voted on after midnight on a holiday eve.

Now, consider the intention of people in positions of great power who act in such a manner. Nothing good can come of it.

30 posted on 01/05/2010 1:10:10 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Nateman
obamaisland
31 posted on 01/05/2010 1:10:50 PM PST by Nateman
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To: Lakeshark
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32 posted on 01/05/2010 1:11:57 PM PST by Nateman
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To: Nateman

Awesome pic!


33 posted on 01/05/2010 1:14:50 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he on his way back to Hawaii yet?


34 posted on 01/05/2010 1:19:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver


Evil Monkey disagrees
35 posted on 01/05/2010 1:21:36 PM PST by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: Sub-Driver

Its like a monkey with large ears, little experience, minimal understanding, telling a group of subject experts what to do. The folly of the jackass in the White hut grows more amusing every day.


36 posted on 01/05/2010 1:22:03 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama wont let anyone shift the blame, the whole time he is blaming George Bush.

This guy is a product of a dog with diarhea.


37 posted on 01/05/2010 1:24:57 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nateman

LOL - good one. Pelosi & Zero have never looked more natural.


38 posted on 01/05/2010 1:25:33 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>> “The president will not find acceptable a response where everybody gets in a circle and ...”

Condescending, vulgar, and unnecessary.


39 posted on 01/05/2010 1:28:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: A Texan

There is nothing easier than telling the guy you beat that he should forget the depths you plumbed to do so.

We remember when we asked them to unite for the country it was in the course of a shooting war with an enemy who would like to kill us all.

And they told us to stuff it.


40 posted on 01/05/2010 1:30:20 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

He and Nancy can be brazen to their hearts content, because they know there is no MSM to call them on it.


41 posted on 01/05/2010 1:34:07 PM PST by roses of sharon (This is a feral government, broken from the civilizing constraints of the Constitution.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Where’s the Obumbler now? I thought he and TOTUS were having a press conference at 1pm PST, and it’s now almost 2pm. Live thread, anyone?


42 posted on 01/05/2010 1:47:54 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: jveritas
Never before in the history of the Republic that we had a President like Obama who lies with such shamelessness and speaks exactly the total opposite of what he does.

I never thought I'd see a more brazen liar than he-who-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman. But you're right: Obama makes Clinton seem like a pillar of truth by comparison.


43 posted on 01/05/2010 2:42:08 PM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama shares the concerns of many Americans that reforms put in place after the Sept. 11 attacks were not adequate to head off the attempted Christmas bombing.”


Let’s see...who put the reforms after 911 in place that Dear Leader deems to be inadequate to keep Americans safe? As he denounces pointing fingers...he’s pointing his at President Bush. Too clever by half, Bam Bam!


44 posted on 01/05/2010 2:57:11 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Sub-Driver

“We are going to move beyond agency finger-pointing,” Gibbs told reporters.
It’s George Bush’s fault and that is it.


45 posted on 01/05/2010 3:06:22 PM PST by ODDITHER (HAT)
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To: kabar

Sigh, His lips are moving.


46 posted on 01/05/2010 3:16:44 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Sub-Driver
Gee I wonder why someone would want to stop the finger pointing...can't imagine that the person might be afraid that ALL of the fingers would point back to them...

Is there no end to his narcissism?

47 posted on 01/05/2010 3:21:01 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat!)
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To: Carley

He needs to man up.


48 posted on 01/05/2010 3:24:34 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

The press in this country is going to get us all killed. Here's Politico telling us that the big thing that's going to happen this week on the subject of terrorism is a meeting. And one of the big things we need to watch for in this meeting is whether we will hear The Measured Obama or The Angry And Stern Obama.

Our enemies came thissssssClose to blowing an airplane full of people out of the sky, and these idiot journalists think the big issue is what tone of voice Obama will take at a meeting.

A meeting. And a government meeting at that. When's the last time you saw a life-or-death situation solved by holding a meeting? And do we care what tone of voice Obama uses? Raise your hand if you think an old Washington hand like Leon Panetta gives a flying fig whether The Kid in the Crown is angry? Panetta could be home in California, warm, retired on his millions. He needs this CIA gig like a hole in the head. Yet to hear Politico tell it, our success or failure in fighting terrorism depends on whether Obama sounds cross in a meeting. This while the guy who tried to blow up the plane is Mirandized, lawyered up, and negotiating a plea bargain. A FRIGGING PLEA BARGAIN! For a wartime enemy who damn near killed 300 people, and would have except that his bomb fizzled out.

Never mind the meetings, Politico. Ask yourself whether Obama is even looking in the right quadrant of the galaxy for the answer. Hint: he's not.


49 posted on 01/05/2010 3:59:04 PM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: Sub-Driver

No more fingerpointing? That’s all this foul git’s been doing since he got in office...


50 posted on 01/05/2010 8:27:11 PM PST by Christian4Bush (2010 is here. Time to Vote the Marxists Out. And then, to finish the job in 2012.)
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