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Jay Carney And ABC’s Jake Tapper In Fiery Exchange Over Jimmy Hoffa Comments
Mediaite ^ | 9/6/11 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 09/06/2011 2:15:42 PM PDT by Nachum

In the hours since the Jimmy Hoffa Voter Encouragement Crisis/Incendiary Rhetorapocalypse, conservative media figures have looked to the White House to provide some becalming wisdom to a shaken nation. At Tuesday’s White House briefing, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Press Secretary Jay Carney how Hoffa’s comments fit with the President’s post-Tucson remarks in January. (Snip) Tapper began by reading President Obama’s January quote, then asked, “Did he mean that?”

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KEYWORDS: abcs; carney; hoffa; jay; tapper; teamsters
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1 posted on 09/06/2011 2:15:51 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 09/06/2011 2:17:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

complete smackdown from tapper...


3 posted on 09/06/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Nachum

Well, the good news here is some of the press SEEM to be pressing the administration a bit more these days. Hopefully the trend continues. His lowless is probably not a happy camper these days as his phony facade begins to melt away...the incredible shrinking man.


4 posted on 09/06/2011 2:25:45 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Nachum

Good for Jake. And yes, the standard has been set. Carney-man’s feebke attempt at an explanation won’t cut it.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

Ping for later


6 posted on 09/06/2011 2:27:56 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Nachum

So the clear requirement for all introductions of GOP candidates going forward must include, “Focus on the Democrats, and let’s take the sons of a bitches out!”

I think it should even go into every flyer. The sooner the better.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 2:30:34 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum

“Jay Carney: I understand that there is a ritual in Washington that, you know,(1) somebody says something, and you link the associations, and (2)then everybody who has an association with him or her has to avow or disavow. (3)The President wasn’t there,(4) he wasn’t on the stage, (5)he didn’t speak for another twenty minutes, (6)he didn’t hear it. I really don’t have any comment beyond that.”

AND the dog ate his speech. The limo had a flat.
Secret Service guy had to go Pee.
His watched stopped.
And he was wearing his IPOD headphones and couldn’t hear him.


8 posted on 09/06/2011 2:32:39 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

Yeah Obama didn’t hear it..sure he didn’t..and he also didn’t hear anything Reverend Wright was saying in that church for 20 years..poor guy..maybe Obama needs a hearing aid, he keeps on missing things


9 posted on 09/06/2011 2:37:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

For this one moment in time, just let me say: Jake, you are a good man.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 2:37:36 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Nachum

Jake Tapper is the “canary in the mine” for the Obama Administration in the MSM disenchantment with this “Transparent Administration”. The MSM will never come over to the RIGHT side but they see the fat lady doing her warmups and they don’t feel like going off the cliff like the proverbial lemming. Mr Opie better expect many further confrontations in these next 14 months. The good thing is that I am sure they will give you a rousing goodbye and job recommendations in January 2013!


11 posted on 09/06/2011 2:38:47 PM PDT by SES1066 (1776 to 2011, 235 years and counting in the GRAND EXPERIMENT!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

And they criticized Reagan because he would put his hand up to his ear when leaving the Helo.

Why don’t they ask. Is the President Hard of Hearing?


12 posted on 09/06/2011 2:39:30 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Nachum

I be shocked.

A smackdown from the MSM for the Baraqqi regime.

If this trend keeps up, by Nov 2012 they may be investigating Baraq’s past instead of Joe the Plumber’s.


13 posted on 09/06/2011 2:42:13 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

Can you imagine a job that sucks more then having to be water boy for that assclown Obama??
Not enough money in the world!!


14 posted on 09/06/2011 2:43:07 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Nachum

Jay Carney is the biggest putz ever to hold the role of the White House Spokesmouth. I never thought I’d miss Robert Gibbs.


15 posted on 09/06/2011 2:45:08 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: SueRae

I think a couple of things are happening here. First, I think the press wants a reaction from Obama, because they deem it newsworthy. Second, the press is warning Obama that if he will not at least repudiate Hoffa’s comments, then during the campaign, when someone who supports a Republican Presidential candidate says something unflattering about Obama, the press might ignore the Obama campaign when it demands an apology. The press might simply react by stating that whoever made the insult doesn’t speak for the candidate. And then, that might be expanded to other Democrat candidates. And this is not something that Democrat candidates, who are accustomed to having the press carry their water and fight their battles, want to hear.


16 posted on 09/06/2011 2:46:51 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum

Carney reminds me of Doogie Howser. I think his nickname should be “Doogie”. Maybe it already is?


17 posted on 09/06/2011 2:47:06 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Nachum

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/infrastructure-spending-public-disapproval-of-the-president-and-the-new-hoffa-standard-todays-qs-for-os-wh-9620112/

TAPPER: And lastly, Jay, in January, President Obama said after the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, “At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of the of those who think differently than we do, it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” Did he mean that?

CARNEY: Of course he did.

TAPPER: How does the comments — how do the comments by the Teamster’s president fit in with that?

CARNEY: Well, first of all, those weren’t comments by the president. Secondly, as I think has been recorded –

TAPPER: They were comments by a union leader at an event that President Obama spoke at.

CARNEY: I understand that there is a ritual in Washington that, you know, somebody says something and you link the associations and then everybody who has an association with him or her is somehow — has to avow or disavow it. The president wasn’t there — I mean, he wasn’t on the stage. He didn’t speak for another 20 minutes. He didn’t hear it. I really don’t have any comment beyond that, Jake.

TAPPER: OK, well, some of us covered the campaign and recall a time when somebody made some harsh comments about then-Senator Obama while — during the introduction of a McCain rally. And the Obama campaign was offended and expected an apology, and Senator McCain came out and did so.

CARNEY: The — Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself. He speaks for the labor movement — AFL-CIO. The president speaks for himself. I speak for the president. You know, what the president was glad to do yesterday was have the opportunity to present his views on the importance of working Americans and on the importance of taking measures to help working Americans, to create jobs and grow the economy.

TAPPER: So the precedent — so the precedent you’re setting right now for the 2012 election is that Republican candidates are the ones that we need to pay attention to, and those who introduce them at rallies, their surrogates — we don’t have to pay attention to anything that they say.

CARNEY: Jake, I really — I think I’ve said what I can say about that.

TAPPER: Is that the standard now?

CARNEY: You can report it as you –

TAPPER: I’d rather — I’d rather not have to do this Washington kabuki every time something happens. But if that’s — if that’s the standard — if that’s the standard, then –

CARNEY: The standard is we should focus on the actions we can take to grow the economy and create jobs instead of focusing on kabuki theater.

-Jake Tapper


18 posted on 09/06/2011 2:48:04 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Marty62

I think Obama suffers from “Selective Memory Syndrome” horrible disease..the symptoms includes him only hearing what he wants to hear, the rest he pretends he didn’t hear it


19 posted on 09/06/2011 2:50:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum
Bread and Circuses Carnivals.
Well, he's got a Carney barking for him, right?
20 posted on 09/06/2011 2:52:40 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Nachum; All; LucyT; Bikkuri; faucetman; ColdOne; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...

A L E R T..............

I clicked on the URL below the excerpt and read the script. I didn’t click on the video and attempted to close web page.

Every time I clicked the “X” to close it, more of the same page appeared until I had about 10 of them. I had to shut down the computer and rebooted.

I don’t know what that was. I’m no expert.

It’s a good way to prevent people from seeing the Carney/0b0z0 Kabuki dance.

Anyone experienced this?


21 posted on 09/06/2011 2:56:25 PM PDT by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: Nachum

Dems have made their 2012 strategy clear. Put the Tea party in their crosshairs. And most in the MSM will go along with it...


22 posted on 09/06/2011 2:59:53 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I think Obama suffers from “Selective Memory Syndrome” horrible disease

He also suffers from "Selective Service Syndrome" horrible Plague!

23 posted on 09/06/2011 3:01:16 PM PDT by melancholy (0b0z0's '12 campaign slogan: Read My Lips, Nooo...Newwww...Joooobs.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Think Chuckie fom NBC News would ever have a dialogue like
this with Carney?


24 posted on 09/06/2011 3:01:24 PM PDT by tirednvirginia ( RICK'S CHICK AND PROUD OF IT!)
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To: melancholy

sounds like a script hack.. the X just redirects, silently installs malware, is a prank, or whatever the script-kiddy wanted it to do..

I recommend booting in safe mode, run something like malwarebytes and Spybot (and AdAware) (or other good scanners).. rebbot and see what happens after that...
Might not even have been from the origional webmaster... someone could have slipped it in.

If you are running Firefox, you need AdBlock and NoScript (as addons from Mozilla) to feep that stuck from happening ;)


25 posted on 09/06/2011 3:03:16 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Team Obama follows one clear and consistent standard:

THE DOUBLE STANDARD.


26 posted on 09/06/2011 3:03:22 PM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending! Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: melancholy

OH!!

If you are unsure about a pop-up or, or even a webpage, you should either close the window/pop-up by right clicking on the windows ‘box’ on the taskbar, and closing it from there.. OR by using the task-manager ;)


27 posted on 09/06/2011 3:05:33 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: melancholy

Yep that too


28 posted on 09/06/2011 3:08:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Aw......Come on! The president flew Hoffa and all the other union presidents with him on Airforce One to Detroit and back to Washington for the rally! Carney is really saying that the president speaks for himself? Even when the taxpayers are paying for Hoffa to travel with the president?


29 posted on 09/06/2011 3:09:16 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: melancholy

Never click on a suspect popup to try and close it. Ctrl-Alt-Del to brink up task manager and close it that way.


30 posted on 09/06/2011 3:18:15 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That was brilliant -
Tapper didn’t want Obama to disavow the remarks -
He wanted him to disavow the process - short circuiting the media from 10,000 stories because someone somehwere “targets” someone for removal from office.

Pure brilliance.

If this exchange is followed - he just cut Leftist media stories in half for the next two years.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 3:24:31 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Nachum
Carney is a trained seal who will bark and slap his flippers on cue, anytime, anywhere. Judas required 30 pieces of silver. Carney is a lot cheaper; only a few fish.
32 posted on 09/06/2011 3:34:01 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: Nachum

I am becoming more and more convinced that Obama will not run for a second term. There is no way the libs are gonna let this guy take away their power. And if he doesn’t run history will not record the disastrous loss he will face. He will take himself out of this race and be replaced by Hillary or Bill Richardson.


33 posted on 09/06/2011 3:34:54 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Fu-fu2

“Put the Tea party in their crosshairs. And most in the MSM will go along with it...”

Good. Bashing the MSM and stepping on their baby-soft Marxist toes with my steel-toe boots will give me something to do.

And you? If you’re not busy, you’re invited...


34 posted on 09/06/2011 3:37:38 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: blackdog

“Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself. He speaks for the labor movement_____AFL CIO”

Am I wrong or do these two statements completely contradict themselves?
Does the union rank and file really want to be seen and perceived like this? Someone needs to step up and repudiate this because if it ends up as a “them against us” scenario, then rhe union has declared war on the American people and we really are at war.


35 posted on 09/06/2011 3:38:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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Bookmarking


36 posted on 09/06/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: MestaMachine

When you take a date to the party and the date steals the silver and pukes on the host, that’s your date and it is a reflection on you and who you associate with.


37 posted on 09/06/2011 3:47:22 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: melancholy

I use CTRL W on all windows.


38 posted on 09/06/2011 3:48:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Nachum

Carney makes Robert Gibbs look like an elder statesman.


39 posted on 09/06/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Yes he meant it and Obama was smirking when he took the stage so to me he ok’ed it.I feel like writing Hoffa and telling him that 1/2 his membership ARE tea party members too and do not appreciate his language and will be working hard to make all states right to work states because of it.


40 posted on 09/06/2011 4:10:53 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: melancholy; Bikkuri; ColdOne; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; ...


From what I've read, it might not be a good idea to click on the original link, so watch and read the entire exchange here:

Infrastructure Spending, Public Disapproval of the President, and the New “Hoffa Standard”: Today’s Q’s for O’s WH

This is in reference to:

Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

It seems like the MSM could be turning on 0bama and the White House!!!
41 posted on 09/06/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Nachum

“Fiery exchange”? Hardly.

More like two wimps flogging each other with strands of limp spaghetti.

Pathetic.


42 posted on 09/06/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Harley
Doogie Howser was a 16 year old genius with a medical degree.

Carney is a sock puppet who is deliberately untruthful, deceitful, falsely misleading, mendacious, and a sham.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 4:24:47 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Nachum
ABC’s Jake Tapper - an Old School Journalist - - cool.

Jake wants to know 'what is the standard'. Not 'what is the standard for the teacher's pets (dems)' or 'what is the standard for the Joos' (conservatives) - but WHAT IS THE STANDARD.

If liberals start running trains to camps for conservatives, Jake will be there interviewing the SS - holding their feet to the fire. Thanks Jake - my world feels safer today.

44 posted on 09/06/2011 4:35:37 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Nachum; sickoflibs; Liz; neverdem; abb
ABC’s Jake Tapper - an Old School Journalist - didn't think there were any left....

Jake wants to know 'what is the standard'. Not 'what is the standard for the teacher's pets (dems)' or 'what is the standard for the Joos' (conservatives) - but WHAT IS THE STANDARD.

If liberals start running trains to camps for conservatives, Jake will be there interviewing the SS - holding their feet to the fire. Thanks Jake - my world feels safer today.

45 posted on 09/06/2011 4:37:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: jerseyrocks

Oh PLEASE!! He and MOOchelle LOVE the White House PERKS....he’s NEVER leaving!


46 posted on 09/06/2011 4:41:34 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

AMEN!! FIERY????? Only in FAIRYLAND!


47 posted on 09/06/2011 4:42:58 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

Tapper’s a liberal, but he’s also a real reporter. Most of the other DNC Media types are pure shill, all the way to the bone.


48 posted on 09/06/2011 4:44:03 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Nachum; melancholy; Beckwith; bgill; Hotlanta Mike; RobinMasters; Impy; InterceptPoint; randita; ...

Jake Tapper is certainly no conservative. But unlike most in that White House press corps, he occasionally shows the guts to challenge the Obama press secretary on matters such as this which the White House would prefer not to engage in publicly. Now that Tapper has teed off Carney, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if ABC fired or reassigned him - at the White House’s behest. It is still the state-run MSM, after all.


49 posted on 09/06/2011 4:56:56 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SueRae
Good for Jake. And yes, the standard has been set. Carney-man’s feebke attempt at an explanation won’t cut it.
You are right on all counts.
50 posted on 09/06/2011 5:05:42 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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