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WH on Bad Call at Football Game: 'Pressing Matter,' 'Astounding' and 'Very Distressing'
Weekly Standard ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 09/25/2012 3:21:12 PM PDT by bkopto

The White House weighed in on the blown call that cost the Green Bay Packers the football game last night against the Seattle Super Hawks. Via the pool report, from aboard Air Force One:

Carney ... was eager to weigh in on an issue he called a “pressing matter,” “astounding” and “very distressing” -- the end of the Packers-Seahawks game.

Carney said he had talked to the president this morning about it.

Carney noted that the president had discussed the issue last week in an interview with a Cleveland radio station and “as a sports fan he thought it was time to get back to the regular refs. "

"This morning I talked to him about the end of the Packers-Seahawks game and he said that what happened in that game is a perfect example of why both sides need to come together, resolve their differences so that the regular refs can get back on the field and we can start focusing on a game that so many of us love rather than debating whether of not a game is won or lost because of a bad call."

"He thinks there were real problems with the call."

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KEYWORDS: badcall; packers; refs
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1 posted on 09/25/2012 3:21:16 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Beyond his pay grade....


2 posted on 09/25/2012 3:23:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: bkopto

It’s just a bump in the road.....


3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by Gamecock (We don't come to Christ to be born again; rather, we are born again in order to come to Christ. RCS)
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To: bkopto

Too bad they couldn’t avoid it by feeding an ambassador or two to the crocodiles...


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: bkopto

LOLOL


5 posted on 09/25/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bkopto

Carney thrilled that no lie was necessary.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 3:26:09 PM 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: bkopto
Clearly, the ref made the bad call because he was so outraged by that Mohammad video.
7 posted on 09/25/2012 3:26:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

For sure.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 3:27:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: bkopto

Gee, did I miss him weighing in on the Chicago teachers strike?!


9 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: bkopto

The refs acted stupidly, and I’d like to invite Tate and Jennings to a Gatorade summit on the WH lawn to exploit this teachable moment.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:26 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: bkopto

Time for a beer summit. Netanyahu will just have to sit by the phone and wait.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: bkopto
This quote from the Des Moines Register will cost him some Wisconsin votes I hope:

“And I say this as a Bears fan, who obviously is never heartbroken when the Packers lose, but it’s not just this game,” Obama said.”

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/09/25/obama-blows-the-whistle-on-replacement-refs-botched-call-in-packers-seahawks-game/

12 posted on 09/25/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: bkopto

Will Obama accuse the refs of “Acting stupidly?” Obama, quick to respond to a football game, meanwhile 4 Dead Americans get slaughtered in Libya, not a peep


13 posted on 09/25/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bkopto
No problem, Obama.

It's just a 'bump in the road'.

14 posted on 09/25/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Then we need a gatorade summit


15 posted on 09/25/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bkopto

Whoa, wait. This really isn’t satire! The POTUS really said that? Hahahaha!!


16 posted on 09/25/2012 3:33:56 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: bkopto

He has time for the View, Letterman, and to discuss something way above his pay scale, but no time for Netanyahu?


17 posted on 09/25/2012 3:35:21 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: bkopto

easy call huh mr. president. always take the union over the owner’s side.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: bkopto

What does the president have against hockey?


19 posted on 09/25/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: bkopto
From Drudge; The Lingerie Football League Announces That It Fired “A Couple Crews Which Apparently Are Now Officiating In The NFL” Because Of Incompetence
20 posted on 09/25/2012 3:39:21 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: bkopto

I wish every man in Wisconsin (and the country for that matter) was as angry about what Obama is doing to our country as they are about a bad NFL call against the Packers. Maybe THEN they would stand up as men and protect their wives and children from tyranny. It is a shame that the only Samuel Adams our young people know about is the beer.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson


21 posted on 09/25/2012 3:40:56 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bkopto

The refs acted stupidly?


22 posted on 09/25/2012 3:41:33 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: bkopto

I am a rabid Packer fan and I’m furious about this call. But I can’t imagine how the families of the four men we lost must feel about the way the White House is mishandling this and projecting a total lack of sobriety about a mass murder.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 3:42:38 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: PhiloBedo
"The refs acted stupidly?"

I think the refs had a Beer Summit at halftime :)

24 posted on 09/25/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: bkopto

The blown call was made by the American voters in 2008.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 3:45:03 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: colorado tanker

“Clearly, the ref made the bad call”

I think the ref made the right call, just because all you packer fans wanted the ref to call the gamne for you doesn’t make it a bad call!


26 posted on 09/25/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: bkopto

But the murder of our Ambassador is a bump in the road.


27 posted on 09/25/2012 3:50:12 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: bkopto

You might even say it was “A Bump in the Road.”


28 posted on 09/25/2012 3:52:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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Jackwagons eager to comment on the bullshit, and run from the controversy and responsibility.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 3:52:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: goodnesswins

The White House wants to talk about anything other than the fact that the US Ambassador to Libya was killed through the sheer incompetence of Obama and his Secretary of State.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 3:55:42 PM PDT by LLBeet
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To: goodnesswins

The White House wants to talk about anything other than the fact that the US Ambassador to Libya was killed through the sheer incompetence of Obama and his Secretary of State.


31 posted on 09/25/2012 3:55:55 PM PDT by LLBeet
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To: Gamecock

The bad call was Bush’s fault.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: colorado tanker
Clearly, the ref made the bad call because he was so outraged by that Mohammad video. I don't care who you are, that's damn funny.
33 posted on 09/25/2012 4:14:33 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: bkopto

Is there ANYTHING that President Douchebag won’t comment on? Why is a President of the United States taking an official position on a football call? Total insanity.


34 posted on 09/25/2012 4:19:56 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dalereed

It was a bad call. As a Vikings fan I liked the call, but it was wrong.


35 posted on 09/25/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: bkopto

“pressing matter,” “astounding” and “very distressing”: a football game

“a bump in the road”: four Americans killed by Islamic maniacs

Incredible


36 posted on 09/25/2012 4:24:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Dittos *every* *word* you said.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 4:28:15 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: dalereed

I’m not a Packers fan, and I actually like both teams. But the pass interference was blatant and was not called. He just shoved a defender to the ground who was right in front of him.


38 posted on 09/25/2012 4:30:20 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

To be fair, interference is never called on a Hail Mary play. For either side. I am not sure why.


39 posted on 09/25/2012 4:31:50 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: bkopto

The Middle East is on the verge of erupting into WWIII, and King Barry is worried about a football game, and he can’t meet with the leader of one of our allies, but somehow he has time to proclaim that he is “eye candy” on some foolish TV show.

Pathetic. Truly pathetic.


40 posted on 09/25/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: bkopto

I don’t know why, but I feel in my gut of guts that BJ Obama is going to ruin this football season, Dancing with the Stars, and probably Christmas.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 4:35:47 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: bkopto

So he stayed up until late to see the blown play. But he could not stay up to see if his Ambassador to Libya was dead or alive.

God, this creature is disgusting.


42 posted on 09/25/2012 4:36:00 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: bkopto
Imagine if "Syracuse" had an NFL team.


43 posted on 09/25/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: bkopto

This is just noise.


44 posted on 09/25/2012 4:49:37 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Will Obama accuse the refs of “Acting stupidly?” Obama, quick to respond to a football game, meanwhile 4 Dead Americans get slaughtered in Libya, not a peep

....on American Soil, in Libya. Just a 'bump' of a act of war for 0pansy.

45 posted on 09/25/2012 4:49:51 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: redshawk

Obama only comments if it helps him politically..Green Bay Packers..Wisconsin..swing state..needs the votes. Meanwhile, Americans dying overseas by Muslims, nah not important, of course it’s not important to Obama, Obama is a Muslim he doesn’t want to say anything that goes against his people


46 posted on 09/25/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: FES0844

http://nation.foxnews.com/chicago-teachers-strike/2012/09/17/chicago-teachers-unload-obama

CHICAGO – When the White House officially had “no comment” on the Chicago teachers’ strike, EAGnews.org wanted to know what the union activists thought. Our team got some pretty interesting answers and they could be trouble signs for President Obama.

One teacher, holding a sign reading “Obama don’t ignore us,” told EAG, “I think most teachers understand that his education policy is pretty bad and it really neglects us. And I want to, through all this – he has to look at us and hear what we’re having to say, instead of just pretending like this isn’t happening. I made this sign when they asked his press secretary for comment and they had no comment. It was a national story – Romney had commented, Paul Ryan had commented, Rahm Emanuel had commented, the White House wouldn’t comment. And that’s what he has to know. There’s a lot of teachers in Ohio. There’s a lot of teachers in Wisconsin. All those swing states are full of teachers and if he keeps ignoring us, he’s gonna start regretting it.”


47 posted on 09/25/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: catnipman
Exactly, 0pansy simply can't help but stick his nose in places that he thinks will gain him favor in the eyes of voters. Further, 0pansy has time to watch football? I don't. I must work for a living in order to pay for 0pansyCARE and the 47% of folks sucking off the teat of taxpayers. This empty chair will be gone come Nov.
48 posted on 09/25/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: fhayek

The League Statement faulted the refs for not making the pass interference call.


49 posted on 09/25/2012 5:00:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: bkopto

Obama says two sides should get together and work things out. Seriously? Look in the mirror, doofus...


50 posted on 09/25/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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