Skip to comments.Jay Carney accuses GOP of ‘politicizing’ Benghazi in disastrous WH presser
Posted on 05/10/2013 5:38:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
May 10, 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney came under fire on Friday for the Obama administration’s mishandling of the terrorist attack in Libya last year.
In a disastrous press briefing that further called into question the veracity of the administration’s claims about what it knew about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last year vs. what it told the public, Carney accused Congressional Republicans of politicizing the Benghazi scandal and denied that the White House had anything to do with the changes that were made to U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice’s talking points on Benghazi.
“There is the discussion about, you know, the Republicans again, and this ongoing effort that began hours of the attacks when Mitt Romney put out a press release to try to take political advantage out of these deaths, or out of the attack in Benghazi, and, in a move that was maligned even by members of his own party,” Carney said during the briefing. “And from that day forward, there has been this effort to politicize it.”
He also argued that the 12 revisions made to the Benghazi talking points, as reported by ABC News earlier Friday, were not substantive – adding, however, that his previous claim that they were merely “stylistic” was not the best way to describe the changes. He contended that the WH requested that only a few words be changed such as the word “consultate,” which was modified to “diplomatic facility.”
“There was a process leading up to that from a variety of agencies, as is always the case and is always appropriate,” Carney said.”The overriding concern of everyone involved is that we’re not giving to people who speak in public information that can’t be confirmed.”
“The concern was the points not provide information that was speculative,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Obama tried to distract the mainstream media from Benghazi by holding a White House rally over the so-called benefits of his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, at which he once again accused Republicans of spreading “misinformation” about his healthcare reform bill.
“Obviously, there is still a lot of political bickering over this law,” Obama said during the rally. ” The same folks who fought tooth and nail four years ago and tried to make political hay out of Obamacare, theyre still telling tall tales about its impact.”
Obama’s healthcare event – which was perhaps uncoincidentally announced this morning after ABC aired its story on the leaked emails – didn’t do much to distract reporters from the Benghazi scandal, however. The White House Press Secretary was bombarded with questions about Benghazi and the IRS’s admission today that it purposefully targeted conservative organizations for more thorough document reviews last year.
The procession of Carney’s press conference today was a complete and utter train wreck, as he only made the controversy surrounding a potential cover-up of Benghazi by the White House even bigger.
To make matters worse, Carney pushed back his daily press briefing twice Friday in order to hold an off-the-record briefing with reporters on Benghazi that was accidentally leaked to POLITICO. The off-the-record briefing became an added source of conflict between Carney and the members of the White House Press Corps that were not invited to the meeting during Carney’s daily, public briefing. And just as the briefing concluded, The Blaze reported that an attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers who testified earlier this week has additional whistleblowers on hand who want to come forward and testify as well.
The White House is undoubtedly thanking God it’s Friday right now.
Didn’t Obama appoint Rice? I’m sure he’ll take full responsibility. /s
Jay Carney = ueseful idiot.
That’s the picture in my dictionary under ‘liar’.
His ears turned red.
I’d also like to know what went on at the Benghazi off the record press briefing before the official press conference.
The Watergate affair was just Democrats politicizing minor mischief.
4 murdered Americans tat you refused assist. Yeah, that’s a real political football right there. Douche.
...and fellow traveller. He's just another commie punk.
I wish I knew how to create a hashtag topic on Twitter,,mine would be ****@#jaycarneyisajoke
They murdered Americans to cover up their treason.
The idiot part is certainly correct; I'm not entirely sure of his usefulness, though.
A dead Ambassador is not politicizing. It is protecting American interests and personnel overseas, something that your president is apparently not interested in.
There is a hash tag #JayCarneyExcuses
Pretty funny stuff!!
Jay Carney accuses GOP of politicizing Benghazi in disastrous WH presser
I wonder what the POS calls the White House’s handeling of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
Carney either gets paid too much or not enough...I haven’t really decided yet.
Benghazi will be nothing when Obama gets his Job Tour in full swing (cough)
Jay Carney, the poster child for American journalism.
And treason it is my FRiend.
I hope that I live to see all this group in orange jump suits, and the demoKaRATZ party RICOed and destroyed. Like they so richly deserve.
Oh, BTW, the KENYAN is LYING about his birth certificate. And his sosh security number, and his draft number, and his.......
RATZ being RATZ. What else is new?
I read only 14 reporters were invited to the secret meeting. Sounds like a strategy session to me.
At what point does a man with any dignity or integrity or
honesty feel he has to stop covering up and lying for the head liar in the White House.
Republicans, Conservatives, Yes, and even some awakening liberals want the truth. We are tired of the lies.
We are tired of being taken for fools.
Tell this crap story to the idiots who voted for this Muslim Moron. They still have the Video producer under lock and key, making this even more of a horror story of lies and
mendacity, of arrogance, and a lack of respect for the lives of the 4 men that died.
How can jay Carney sleep at night? Is kissing Obama’s ass worth being known as a man with no morals?
Does it matter what Jay says?
Watching the Military Channel right now, its Friday night primetime and whats on? => A light agitprop documentary questioning the authenticity of the books of the Bible.
Really? That’s primetime programming for this audience? It’s all getting so transparent now, it would be funny if I didn’t think we’re doomed to either stupidity or apathy...or are they the same thing?
... This was probably just a trial balloon presser to see how the ill thought out lame "Blame it on Bush and the GOP" talking points would be received by the previously adoring MSM reporters. Carney will take the results back to the spin doctors to see how they can finely hone the talking points and then try it again when the heat begins to increase and people demand answers from the Whitehouse.
Because of their complete inability to lead anything, they lie all the time. It is how they wake up and go to sleep, lying. It is the reason at the heart of everything they bungle, because they are convinced the media (enemy of We The People) will cover for their lies and fecklessness. What a horrible first black president this little bastard boy is proving to be! Then again, since he is merely a puppet on the globalists strings, maybe he is just what they want in office at the end to the Republic.
No Way Hozei!!
JAY CARNEY, graduate from the BAGDAD BOB SCHOOL OF HONEST REPORTING!!
Is it Bagdad Jay? Or Jay “Bagdad Bob” Carney? Or is it Bob Carney? Or Jay Bagdad?? Or is it Bagdad “Jay Bob” Carney?
Jay and Bagdad Bob are certainly “Birds of a Feather!”
Fo sure, Fo sure.
no doubt a stiff drink was poured when he got home........
Baghdad Bob, Benghazi Jay...
Heard one ahole, you’ve heard them all.
It was already polititcized just before the No. election by changing it to keep it from hurting O]s statistics at the polls —
Over/Under on Jay visiting Fort Marcy Park in the near future
After all, an ambassador is just a bunch of cells. What’s the big deal?
He sounded like Emmett Fitzhume trying to explain Paraguyan spraying subsidies. I’m surprised he didn’t pretend his mike was cutting out.
he is the one at the podium
And hey anyone out there have they started up with the "in the interests of national security" crap yet?
Disastrous for who? Media still will not hold anyone accountable. “Old news” and all that.
Like somebody on FR said of Jay Carney a while back, “He reminds me of the kid in gym class who always got ‘pants’.”
Given that the Benghazi topic was a train wreck at the regular presser, you can assume that the "off-the-record" session wasn't terribly successful, either.
“I wonder what the POS calls the White Houses handling of the Sandy Hook School shooting.”
It must be even worse than we could imagine if Obutthead is out poking us in the eye with the barbed stick of the unpopular obamacare and that is their best strategy to deal with the growing pile of steaming crap.
“Jay Carney = ueseful idiot.”
Respectfully disagree. He knows the truth and lies for obozo.
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americans died and we were given false reasons for it.
a freaking ambassador died. this is the guy who can speak for the president.
we could also accuse the democrats of politicizing it by being totally silent and covering this crap up. you’re not going to get awaywith the coverup and somehow that’s politicizing it?
“I read only 14 reporters were invited to the secret meeting. Sounds like a strategy session to me.”
...and I have also read that a lot of reporters are damn mad about it. Liberal reporters. I really do think that the cracks are starting to appear.
“Like somebody on FR said of Jay Carney a while back, He reminds me of the kid in gym class who always got pants.
I was thinking more in terms of an atomic wedgie.
Hey, but then again, we have Jay Goebbels, or Josef Carney!
And the “spokes punk” is too stupid to know what he really is.
Its sad that he is that stupid.