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5 Things The Obama Administration Had No Idea The Obama Administration Was Doing
Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | John Hawkins

Posted on 11/02/2013 3:54:12 AM PDT by Kaslin

"I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television." -- Jon Stewart

What's the point of having a President who learns about everything his administration is doing from the newspapers, just like everyone else? When do you start to ask, "Is this guy stupid or just dishonest?" Given that Barack Obama seems to know so little about what's going on in his administration that it's starting to resemble a "Hogan's Heroes" rerun with Bo playing the role of Colonel Klink, maybe the answer is "both."

1) Obama didn't know we were spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for five years.

The White House cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking Ms. Merkel and some other world leaders, a senior U.S. official said. Other programs have been slated for termination but haven’t been phased out completely yet, officials said.

The account suggests President Barack Obama went nearly five years without knowing his own spies were bugging the phones of world leaders. Officials said the NSA has so many eavesdropping operations under way that it wouldn’t have been practical to brief him on all of them.

2) Obama didn't know that his administration was sending guns to Mexican drug cartels via Fast and Furious.

In the March 22 interview, Obama said: “There have been problems, you know. I heard on the news about this story that fast and furious, where allegedly guns were being run into Mexico and ATF knew about it but didn't apprehend those who had sent it. Eric Holder has -- the attorney general has been very clear that he knew nothing about this. We had assigned an IG, inspector general, to investigate it.”

3) Obama didn't know the DOJ seized the AP's phone records.

(Press Secretary) Carney later added about the scandal, "We don't have any independent knowledge ... [Obama] found out about the news reports yesterday on the road."

4) Obama didn't know the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups.

During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, ”I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.”

5) Obama didn't know the Healthcare.gov website was going to fail.

In an exclusive interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website.

Sebelius responded that it was in "the first couple of days" after the site went live October 1.

"But not before that?" Gupta followed up.

To which Sebelius replied, "No, sir."



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; irsscandal; jaycarney; kathleensebelius

1 posted on 11/02/2013 3:54:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Does he know he’s president?


2 posted on 11/02/2013 3:55:17 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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3 posted on 11/02/2013 3:56:40 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Obama has gone full circle.

From reading the punchline on the teleprompter to being the punchline on the teleprompter.


4 posted on 11/02/2013 3:59:47 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: ronnie raygun

“Does he know he’s president?”

He thinks he is dictator of Amerikastan!


5 posted on 11/02/2013 4:07:38 AM PDT by ImNotLying (Obama's Biggest Lie: If you like your Constitution, you can keep it.)
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To: Kaslin
Here's what I think:
Obama knew he was spying on Merkel, he just didn't know it was her cell phone.
He knew he was sending guns to Mexico, he just didn't know it was called "Fast and Furious"
He knew he was spying on journalists, he just thought it was Fox News.
He knew his government was targeting the Tea Party, he just didn't know the IRS was included.
He knew his whole health care feint was going to fail, just not so soon.
Since he's too dumb to be a really good liar, these bits of deniability gave him enough of an edge to sound somewhat sincere.
6 posted on 11/02/2013 4:09:58 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Kaslin

Of course, it was Sargeant Schultz who knew “nuthink”...


7 posted on 11/02/2013 4:12:22 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Kaslin

The Colonel Klink reference is good, but Obma is playing two parts in Hogans heroes.

Klink and Sergeant Schultz. Who Knows Nothing.


8 posted on 11/02/2013 4:18:46 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Kaslin

Public mockery is Obama’s Kryptonite. That is why they have always been so quick to complain when somebody attacks their Golden Calf. When mass delusion is the foundation of the administration, public mockery is the most powerful force in the World.


9 posted on 11/02/2013 4:19:02 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: norwaypinesavage

“these bits of deniability gave him enough of an edge to sound somewhat sincere. “

He’s a sociopath. They can lie with total sincerity. He’s also a narcissist. They can’t allow themselves to look bad even for an instant. (Jimmy Carter had this problem. If anybody criticized him he had to explain immediately why he made the decision he made. This cost the life of a highly placed Israeli agent in Libya. He also revealed the B2 and Stealth fighter to explain why he canceled the B1. This revelation gave the Soviets and Chinese a 10 year head start on counter-technology.)


10 posted on 11/02/2013 4:19:29 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ImNotLying

He thinks he is dictator of Amerikastan!
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I have news for you FRiend.

He IS the Dick-tator of Amerikastan.

He has Congress and the Supreme Court in his pocket, add the Media to that , and he IS the Dick-tator.


11 posted on 11/02/2013 4:21:27 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Kaslin

“CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked when the President first learned about the considerable issues with the Obamacare website.”
“Sebelius responded that it was in “the first couple of days” after the site went live October 1.”

I’m flabbergasted! So did Obama tell all his Secretaries and Czars to not tell him anything so he would have plausible deniability or is he just flat out lying when he says he read about it in the news. Either way it is incompetence on steroids. And the MSM just sit there like BOOBS. Incomprehensible! (no, I’m not surprised)


12 posted on 11/02/2013 4:21:29 AM PDT by ImNotLying (Obama's Biggest Lie: If you like your Constitution, you can keep it.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is a lie, and built on the same principle.


13 posted on 11/02/2013 4:26:45 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW; Kaslin

All lies are of satan and so is obama.


14 posted on 11/02/2013 4:33:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yes, Satan is the father of lies, when he lies he speaks his native tongue (from his own resources).


15 posted on 11/02/2013 4:38:02 AM PDT by DungeonMaster
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To: LibLieSlayer

You said it


16 posted on 11/02/2013 4:49:02 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ImNotLying

He sure acts like it


17 posted on 11/02/2013 4:50:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Venturer

that was my thought too


18 posted on 11/02/2013 4:51:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

What does he know or care until Valeri Jarrett tells him?


19 posted on 11/02/2013 4:54:46 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: ronnie raygun

Not if it hasn’t been”Reported”in The Papers!!


20 posted on 11/02/2013 4:58:15 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Kaslin
"I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announce it on television." -- Jon Stewart What's the point of having a President who learns about everything his administration is doing from the newspapers, just like everyone else? When do you start to ask, "Is this guy stupid or just dishonest?"

I'm going with 'dishonest'...

21 posted on 11/02/2013 4:58:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality.TimLee)
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To: Kaslin

OBONGO has been able(with the help of his”LACKEYS”in the MSM)to portray himself as the proverbial”OUTSIDER”!He refers to”Washington”in the Third-Person(”They(Washington)Just Don’t Get It”.He used this extensively in the 2012 campaign and was NEVER ONCE questioned on it!!He’s is still getting away with this”RUSE”,but it’s beginning to wear a bit thin.He has been outright LYING about ObongoCare for over three-years now and,as The Reverend Jeremiah Wright would say,OBONGO’S Chickens Are Coming HOME To ROOST!!!!!!!


22 posted on 11/02/2013 5:04:19 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: norwaypinesavage
Obama knew he was spying on Merkel, he just didn't know it was her cell phone. He knew he was sending guns to Mexico, he just didn't know it was called "Fast and Furious" He knew he was spying on journalists, he just thought it was Fox News. He knew his government was targeting the Tea Party, he just didn't know the IRS was included. He knew his whole health care feint was going to fail, just not so soon. Since he's too dumb to be a really good liar, these bits of deniability gave him enough of an edge to sound somewhat sincere.

You're good norwaypinesavage... you 'get it'. He also knew his people were going after the AP and attempting to bully Bob Woodward... Thanks for sharing.

23 posted on 11/02/2013 5:04:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality.TimLee)
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To: norwaypinesavage

bttt


24 posted on 11/02/2013 5:06:04 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Obama has gone full circle.”

Kind of like a dog chasing their own tail.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 5:25:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: petercooper

26 posted on 11/02/2013 5:26:57 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin

To listen to his own people tell it this is one dumb son of a bitch.


27 posted on 11/02/2013 5:40:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Joe Boucher

See, the press was quick to indict Nixon for some third rate break in because he MUST have been aware and probably actually planned it.

Meanwhile, the great cosmic wonderkin is aware of nothing, he just pontificates.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 5:42:53 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

“I’m just a mushroom.” chuckled the beleaguered president. “My handlers keep me in the dark and feed me s***. What day is it?”


29 posted on 11/02/2013 6:10:15 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Kaslin


30 posted on 11/02/2013 6:16:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: tumblindice

Gee, and I thought these past few years he was just a pisant.


31 posted on 11/02/2013 6:32:08 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: high info voter

well ain’t that the truth


32 posted on 11/02/2013 6:36:56 AM PDT by lesliecortner (OMG! laz THAT'S SOOO FUNNY!!)
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To: Kaslin

Yesterday, while listening to the radio, I heard about the LAX shooting. The announcer also added that Obama had been informed and was getting hourly updates. I wondered why he would be so informed about this but so uninformed about so many other things, like his signature piece of legislation - Obama care.


33 posted on 11/02/2013 6:37:07 AM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: uptowngirl

I had to change the channel when Shep smith kept going on and on about this


34 posted on 11/02/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

If the Republicans take over the Senate Obama will resign in 2015 to avoid impeachment over the IRS illegal political activities. With Joe Biden as President, the Democrats will go down in history as having had the most corrupt and the most stupid presidential ticket.


35 posted on 11/02/2013 6:52:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Kaslin

He knows his tee times.


36 posted on 11/02/2013 6:53:03 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t know anything about al-Qaeda in Benghazi, but spent weeks blaming Egypt and Benghazi unrest on an obscure movie.

Team Obama lied, and due to recent information, Team Obama knew they were lying from the time of the Benghazi attack.

Lying seems to be so easy for Team Obama.


38 posted on 11/02/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: DungeonMaster
Absolutely!
39 posted on 11/02/2013 7:17:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Kaslin

It is so apparent and without doubt! Some refuse to see the truth. We see it however!


40 posted on 11/02/2013 7:18:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Kaslin

They are LYING about this, also!


41 posted on 11/02/2013 9:17:28 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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