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Obama 'angry' over inappropriate behavior in Colombia
The Hill ^ | April 25, 2012 | Amie Parnes

Posted on 04/25/2012 11:29:58 AM PDT by jazusamo

President Obama is "angry" now that allegations against Secret Service agents hiring prostitutes in Colombia has proven to be true, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Wednesday.

"Of course he is angry about what he made clear even on that Sunday in Colombia was inappropriate behavior, behavior that is not acceptable for people who work for the U.S. government or representing the American people abroad," Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One, as Obama traveled from Colorado to Iowa.

But Carney said the actions of a few agents "do not represent the Service as a whole."

"99 percent of the men and women who work for the Secret Service are absolute professionals," Carney said. "It's not just about protecting an individual and his family, it's about protecting the presidency, a vital function in our democracy."

Carney's comments come as three more agents were forced to leave the law enforcement agency on the heels of the scandal, where a dozen agents allegedly drank heavily and hired prostitutes ahead of Obama's trip to Colombia earlier this month.

Nine agents in total have been forced out of the agency or resigned. Three others were cleared of allegations but face administrative action, according to Secret Service assistant director Paul Morrissey.

The incident has become a distraction for the White House in recent days, as Carney and other aides have been forced to answer questions about the episode in Colombia.

The White House Counsel's office also launched a separate inquiry into the matter but found that none of the White House advance staff took part in any wrongdoing.

Obama weighed in on the scandal in an interview with late night host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.

"A couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do," Obama said. "What these guys were thinking, I don't know. That's why they're not there anymore."

"These guys are incredible," the president added. "They protect me. They protect Michelle. They protect the girls. They protect our officials all around the world."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama
It's a shame Obama isn't angry at our enemies around the world that are trying to wipe us out.

Comments after the article are not kind to Obama.

1 posted on 04/25/2012 11:30:02 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

He’s mad because they got caught. I’m sure there is a directive going out right now “Next time, pay the ‘ho’”.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 11:31:48 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

Well, maybe they are “procuring” for more than themselves, if you get my drift.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: jazusamo

Must be the polls are showing that he should be angry, or maybe his teleprompter told him so. Either way, you are correct about the enemies he should be angry about.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 11:35:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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5 posted on 04/25/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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6 posted on 04/25/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jazusamo

Don’t get too mad Obamaumau, you might have a massive coronary..

One can hope!


7 posted on 04/25/2012 11:44:47 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: jazusamo
But Carney said the actions of a few agents "do not represent the Service as a whole."

Interesting. This distinction is never made when false claims of racist acts are leveled against the Tea Party.

8 posted on 04/25/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: jazusamo

Those silly “knuckleheads” now they’ve gone and done it......


9 posted on 04/25/2012 11:46:11 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: jazusamo; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo; All
Inappropriate behavior like THIS?


10 posted on 04/25/2012 11:48:31 AM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: rockabyebaby

You still in Boston ?


11 posted on 04/25/2012 11:49:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: fullchroma
Great point about accusations made against the Tea Party by Dem thugs and the enemedia parrots them.
12 posted on 04/25/2012 11:50:44 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: potlatch

Excellent, potlatch!


13 posted on 04/25/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep


14 posted on 04/25/2012 12:05:06 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you! ;)


15 posted on 04/25/2012 12:07:45 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jazusamo

“”99 percent of the men and women who work for the Secret Service are absolute professionals,”....

The other 1% work in the White House guarding Obama.....


16 posted on 04/25/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: jazusamo

He’ll get over it. A steaming evening in a gay bath house with naked boys, a bag of coke, and all will be right for Obama.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 12:13:47 PM PDT by pallis
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To: b4its2late

OK so he’s angry, but did he stamp his feet and curse. LOL


18 posted on 04/25/2012 12:15:25 PM PDT by gakrak ( A man should know his limitations and act accordingly.)
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To: jazusamo

“A couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from what they do,” Obama said. “

At least a dozen is hardly “a couple”. Typical minimizing.

Calling your young son and his friend “knuckleheads” for cow tipping might be an appropriate use of the word, but this crap... hardly.

If Obama is “angry” about anything, he’s angry about his boys getting caught.

Just think... we are going to get 4 more years of this filthy bastard.

I would have voted for NEWT.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jazusamo

“A couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from what they do,” Obama said. “

At least a dozen is hardly “a couple”. Typical minimizing.

Calling your young son and his friend “knuckleheads” for cow tipping might be an appropriate use of the word, but this crap... hardly.

If Obama is “angry” about anything, he’s angry about his boys getting caught.

Just think... we are going to get 4 more years of this filthy bastard.

I would have voted for NEWT.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:25:04 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Amen to that.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:25:57 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gator113

Ditto what you said. All of it.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jazusamo

99% Just how big is the friggin’ Secret Service anyway?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jazusamo
Obama 'angry' over inappropriate behavior in Colombia

1. Why is angry in quotes?

2. He is only saying this because public opinion is telling him it makes him look bad, he doesn't really give an Obama.

24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:49:03 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: jazusamo
"99 percent of the men and women who work for the Secret Service are absolute professionals,"

So, if 14 were involved that means 1400 - 14 = 1386 (99%) "professional" agents were in Colombia.

Seems like way too many people are on the taxpayer payroll.

25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:53:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
There's supposed to be 3200 Special Agents and 1300 Uniformed so it seems they haven't gotten rid of near all the unprofessional ones.
26 posted on 04/25/2012 1:02:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Wow, 4500 SS agents to protect 537 idjits in DC. Those Capitol office hallways must be crowded.

BTW: Does Congress get SS protection?


27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:17:23 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
I don't believe Congress gets SS protection except under certain circumstances such as threats, etc.

Only guessing but they may when they go out of country on some “fact finding” junkets, er paid world travel.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 1:26:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t think Leo Ryan had SS Protection when he went to Jonestown.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 1:28:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
I'm pretty sure you're correct about Ryan, as I remember they were sitting ducks.
30 posted on 04/25/2012 1:33:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
do you think he approved or got angry over William Clinton's action in the Oval office?

funny how all Bill's tricks with the ladies got swept under the rug and forgotten and he is now considered a Great President..

how times have changed...

31 posted on 04/25/2012 4:02:09 PM PDT by haircutter
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bet obama needed a smoke while he was in Colombia...bet those SS men keep his favorite on the ready!!
32 posted on 04/25/2012 4:04:29 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

I’d bet money Zer0 didn’t give a whit what Billy Boy was nailed for and was ticked because he was impeached.

You’re correct, times have changed drastically with Rats and Obama.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 4:18:48 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: potlatch

Potlatch is BACK! Let’s re-vet 0bama. Most of the country missed it last election.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

[Potlatch is BACK! ]

Kinda, sorta, maybe, lol. Thanks nit, I’ll write you tomorrow!


35 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:40 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jazusamo

He’s mad because they didn’t find him compliant boys and adolescent men to bugger along with some premium cocaine to snort.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 5:11:39 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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