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Scarborough: 'Don't Tell Me WH Didn't Know About Petraeus Till After Election--That Is Not True'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/12/2012 6:22:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Andrea Mitchell was willing to peddle the Obama party line regarding the Petraeus matter . . . but Joe Scarborough wasn't buying. On today's Morning Joe, Mitchell dutifully reported that "according to all the officials involved," President Obama was not informed about Petraeus until the Thursday after the election.

Scarborough dropped something of a bombshell, saying he "heard about something like this coming several weeks ago." Said Scarborough emphatically: "don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; barackobama; davidpetraeus; joescarborough

1 posted on 11/12/2012 6:22:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Scarborough calls BS on White House claim not to have learned about Petraeus till after election. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 6:23:45 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

3 posted on 11/12/2012 6:26:05 AM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They knew it and saved the information until it should be useful. That is the Chicago way, the Communist way, the canny gangster way.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 6:29:32 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama claims ignorance on so many things that one has to suspect that he is purely a figurehead and the acting president is really Valerie Jarrett. Although this is scandalous in itself, he comes off as lily white, so to speak.
5 posted on 11/12/2012 6:36:21 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: arthurus

Obama blackmailed Petraeus over the affairs just like he blackmailed John Roberts over his illegally adopted children.


6 posted on 11/12/2012 6:49:27 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

this is so much more important than dead Americans


7 posted on 11/12/2012 7:01:38 AM PST by dalebert
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To: dalebert
this is so much more important than dead Americans

how so?

8 posted on 11/12/2012 7:04:17 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: dalebert

Big FNG deal - O-THUG is not going to get called to task for this or anything else.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 7:04:59 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Just commenting on the Press who seem to be all over this and would not cover Benghazi...


10 posted on 11/12/2012 7:06:24 AM PST by dalebert
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Shouldn’t Joe be trashing conservatives in his role as house Republican for MSNBC?


11 posted on 11/12/2012 7:11:07 AM PST by paglia444
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To: paglia444
Why did Joe or anyone else wait until after the election to question Obama about Benghazie? After after after after. Woulda coulda shoulda been nice if the media bothered before before before.

I hate all media for the crappy job they do. They don't care about getting the truth, only about protecting their own.

12 posted on 11/12/2012 7:14:50 AM PST by irish guard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I heard about something like this coming several weeks ago.....

Good job on alerting what little audience you have Joe!!

13 posted on 11/12/2012 7:17:54 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: jimbo123

“Obama blackmailed Petraeus over the affairs just like he blackmailed John Roberts over his illegally adopted children.”

Absolutely! It’s pretty likely that Hussein has blackmail-quality info on everyone with any power. A couple days after the SCOTUS decision, Roberts’ sudden change in vote was pretty much tied to the kids’ adoptions. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a chickie or two in his past.

If either of these guys had any conscience or love of country, they’d man up and tell the truth. Selling your country down the river isn’t what anyone desires for his legacy.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 7:26:30 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Head of the CIA and the Prez was the last to know?? Me thinks not...but Oama will lie cuz Muslims are supposed to lie when it’s to their benefit.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 7:37:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why does anyone tune in to MSNBC?


16 posted on 11/12/2012 7:53:22 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: MayflowerMadam
A couple days after the SCOTUS decision, Roberts’ sudden change in vote was pretty much tied to the kids’ adoptions.
SNIP
If either of these guys had any conscience or love of country, they’d man up and tell the truth. Selling your country down the river isn’t what anyone desires for his legacy.

I don't think there is any evidence that Robert's was coerced, just speculation. That said, let's assume it's true. Consider this for a moment: someone comes to you and says "It would be a real shame if this thing with your kids were to come out. It would be embarrassing for you of course but I know you'll be fine if it came out. Still, your wife might go to prison and of course we'd have to take the kids and return them to their native country. For their protection we'd make sure you never see them again, of course. Yes, that would be a shame. Now, can we discuss Obamacare for a minute?"

Love of country would be sorely tested.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 7:54:33 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: paglia444

” Shouldn’t Joe be trashing conservatives in his role as house Republican for MSNBC?”

Apparently, Joe was off his meds today and the truth slipped out.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 8:00:30 AM PST by moovova
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To: dalebert

I trust this is sarcasm. Nevertheless, the two (stories) are intimately entwined. Following the thread of one leads inexorably to the other. If, as many of us suspect, Benghazi was either an utter failure of leadership or another fast-and-furious-type scheme, the fact that one of its central participants was already in a compromised position AND LIED to Congress points to foul play at the highest level. Getting to the bottom of this cesspool ought to be America’s #1 priority.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 8:02:19 AM PST by Mach9
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joey, Joey, Joey.........how quickly you forget Lori and your affair and her murder. Joey, Joey, Joey. Remember Florida Joey, and get off this subject fast before people start to remember..........................


20 posted on 11/12/2012 8:06:22 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"don't tell me the White House didn't know. That is not true."

Uh Joe, they're going to tell you anything they damn well please and you will believe it and repeat it. If you don't you will be labeled a "hater". Get used to it, because that's how it's going to be from now on.

21 posted on 11/12/2012 8:19:44 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe’s knee pads must be hurting from wearing them so much.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 8:37:51 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: timestax

Only 4 died.....over 30 were at the “consolate.” They escaped to the airport...some seriously wounded. They were abandoned by BO too. When will we hear from them?


23 posted on 11/12/2012 8:43:59 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: pepsi_junkie

“Love of country would be sorely tested.”

Perhaps. I always remember the losses (lives, families, finances) the signers of the Declaration of Independence experienced, as well as others involved in America’s founding.

A person’s character is exposed when there’s a choice between self or the greater good of America. Maybe neither is more wrong or right than the other; it’s just a choice. Then the person has to be prepared to live with that decision, whatever it is.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 9:56:17 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

With Roberts I think there might be a Chuckie in his past of a Chuckie.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 10:27:11 AM PST by surrey
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WOW!!!! He filleted Andrea Mitchell in no uncertain terms. Good for him.

This story is not going anywhere. This could really be Obama’s “Watergate” with four dead Americans. Can impeachment be in his future??


26 posted on 11/12/2012 12:48:55 PM PST by RichardW
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