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Reporters Call Out Carney For Spinning VA Retirement As A Resignation [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/14 | Grae Stafford

Posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by Nachum

White House press secretary Jay Carney received a stiff rebuke at Monday’s press briefing after trying to spin the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, Veterans Affairs undersecretary for health, as proof of the administration’s accountability for the escalating scandal over veterans’ waiting lists.

The spat began when ABC’s Jonathan Karl began questioning Carney about VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

“If this mess regarding wait times isn’t cleaned up soon, are General Shinseki’s days numbered as VA secretary?” Karl asked Carney.

Carney pivoted to stress the president’s support for the VA before responding, “What the president wants is for the review and the investigation to be completed and for action to be taken to address any problems that are identified by the review and the investigation and for individuals to be held accountable if that is appropriate.”

Karl then asked, “Are you suggesting regarding Dr. Petzel that he was forced to resign because of this controversy?”

“He did resign,” Carney responded. “He was identified as somebody that the American Legion thought should be held responsible, and I would point you to what the American Legion said.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carney; petzel; retirement; spinning; va; vahospitals; vawaitlistscandal
He doesn't even believe his own spin.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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The list, Ping

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2 posted on 05/19/2014 6:00:06 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Get under da damn bus!


3 posted on 05/19/2014 6:01:08 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

If Jay Carney’s current lie doesn’t work, he just shrugs and moves on to the next lie.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:03:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nachum

Johnathan Karl is job hunting.....ABC will not tolerate this behavior for long.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:13 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

OK, how many weeks till they fire Karl?

I figure.... 3.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:16:57 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Johnathan Karl is job hunting.....ABC will not tolerate this behavior for long.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:17:27 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Nachum

“I guess it depends on what your definition of ‘retirement’ is.”


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:19:08 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

Whatever happened to Saddam Hussein’s spokesman, Tariq Aziz, I think was his name. Pretty boy Jay should be so proud to be the U.S. equivalent to Tariq. Maybe he will suffer the same fate.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:33 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Nachum
Carney learned from the best.
10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:39:04 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Nachum
Carney pivoted to stress the president’s support for the VA before responding, “What the president wants is for the review and the investigation to be completed and for action to be taken to address any problems that are identified by the review and the investigation and for individuals to be held accountable if that is appropriate.”

The administration is now spinning they inherited this problem from Bush. Well, if so, then the above statement is bunk. Why wasn't all that done back in 2009 when Obama took over?

Typical government bureaucratic lies - "wait for the investigation and report" means "nothing is going to be done so go away, it's old news."

11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:02 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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Also, what’s the difference between a review and an investigation and why do they need both?

It’s laughable when the fake journalists can’t even point out these ridiculous statements.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Nachum

The stunt was lame the first time they pulled it, many scandals ago.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ImNotLying

WE need citizens and military arrests of these folks and trials by the people.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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Active Duty/Retiree ping.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:53:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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Someone forgot to whip Carney’s little weasel ass when he was hall moniter in high school.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:56:57 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nachum

If you believe they care a wit, you also believe Benghazi was caused by a video.

Pray America is waking up


17 posted on 05/19/2014 7:11:51 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Whoda thunk it? Could the WH Press Corps finally have had enough? Could hairs be sprouting in their nether regions? Could they possibly have functioning testes?

I'm not Pollyanish, but who knows?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

Not sure who’s the bigger liar: Carney or his boss.
Both of rotten to the core.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Nachum
Issa nailed it on Carney.
20 posted on 05/19/2014 7:21:45 PM PDT by skimbell
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.... Reporters Call Out Carney ...

I’m old enough to remember Sam Donaldson ripping Reagan and his press secretary. Carney can’t even handle the softballs from today’s putz press.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 9:10:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ImNotLying

I always thought Baghdad Bob “Tariq Aziz” is actually Jay Carney with a new face courtesy of plastic surgury.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 9:27:22 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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