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Obama, the unaccountable president
The Washington Times ^ | May 21, 2014 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”

— Will Rogers

Has there ever been a president in the history of America who knew less than President Obama?

With each new crisis and scandal, Mr. Obama tells Americans that he just didn’t know.

He didn’t know the Veterans Administration was letting America’s veterans languish and die unattended — he learned about it in the newspaper.

He didn’t know the Justice Department was trolling phone records of members of the U.S. media. He didn’t know the ATF was running guns into Mexico; didn’t know the NSA was spying on the German chancellor; didn’t know the Obamacare website was a disaster; didn’t know the IRS was targeting conservative groups.

With every scandal, the president — the CEO of the United States, if you will — said he first learned about it in the papers. If he were head of Apple or IBM, he’d have been fired years ago, because in business, it’s your job to know, and ignorance is, frankly, even worse than failing. Fail = fired....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chaunceygardiner; irs; obama; obamacare; obamaclueless; obamalies; veterans

1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:58:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:59:41 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The really shameful thing is that there’s about 25 percent of the electorate who know exactly what he’s doing. He knows they know, and doesn’t care, but thumbs his nose directly at them.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 6:04:54 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently the American public does not care much about what he does. They are basking in the sun of proving that they are not racist by voting for the ignorant America hating Commie btard. Even more sickening, they did it twice.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 6:08:51 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama didn’t know that his birth certificate was a hacked up photo-shop job.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 6:11:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ignorance is inexcusable in a leader no matter what the libs tell you.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 6:12:56 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doing the leadership thing would eat into Barry’s golf & butt sex - can’t have that.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 6:18:32 PM PDT by twister881
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9 posted on 05/24/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simple Alinsky tactics. They work every time for this guy because the media and half the population are complete idiots.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And it Bush's lack of intellectual curiosity that the illuminati pointed to as a sign of limited intelligence.

Obama apparently isn't even aware of his surroundings.

11 posted on 05/24/2014 6:24:42 PM PDT by oldbrowser (This looks like a make it or break it point for America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Each time Mr. Obama is faced with a scandal, he does three things: First, he expresses outrage (he is, after all, a man only of words, not deeds); then, he blames his predecessor, George W. Bush; finally, he wraps the entire mess up in bureaucratic red tape — a blue-ribbon investigation.

 photo obama_crisis_management_system.png

12 posted on 05/24/2014 6:40:43 PM PDT by digger48
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To: oldbrowser
Obama apparently isn't even aware of his surroundings.

So, would I be correct in assuming he doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground?

13 posted on 05/24/2014 6:43:06 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Uhhhhhh uhhhhh, Valerie, whatta I say next?"


14 posted on 05/24/2014 6:46:52 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

It’s shameful that ONLY 25% know what he’s doing. I believe that number is much higher. Millions know but pretend not to know. Just like the man they love.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 6:52:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: MuttTheHoople
thas racess!!


16 posted on 05/24/2014 6:55:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Mark17

It was foretold long long ago that there would come ONE who did not know his hole from an ass in the ground. He has arrived!!


17 posted on 05/24/2014 6:56:38 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MuttTheHoople

he looks high in that photo


18 posted on 05/24/2014 6:59:29 PM PDT by Lynn
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To: MeshugeMikey

Tax cheat. Inciter of mobs. Race hustler


19 posted on 05/24/2014 7:00:48 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Rush, used to say about the Clinton’s that they were the “how can we fool them today” bunch.

Obastard is the “how can I crap on what they hold dear” bunch.

There is not a day that goes by where Obastard does not crap on something about America, either with his flouting the constitution, the breaking the law, the military as a sex playground, more welfare, no nukes, no coal, no oil, no jobs, more debt, etc. etc, etc.


20 posted on 05/24/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: morphing libertarian

JOOOO Hater..Ignoramous,...TAX DEBTOR!!..and star of his own MSLSD Tee Vee show


21 posted on 05/24/2014 7:06:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
It was foretold long long ago that there would come ONE who did not know his hole from an ass in the ground. He has arrived.

LOL. Thanks for making my day.

22 posted on 05/24/2014 7:06:24 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as the media covers his ass with all this crap he will keep on doing it. It is a shame to see this country go down the drain with this idiot.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 7:06:31 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yes he is multidimensional


24 posted on 05/24/2014 7:16:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Mark17
Youre Most Welcome!


25 posted on 05/24/2014 7:24:24 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rush on the Limbaugh Theorem:

"Basically I evolved the Limbaugh Theorem to explain something that didn't make any sense to me. I saw polls which showed the American people by vast majorities supported Obama's agenda, and yet every aspect of it they opposed. They didn't associate him with it. It was a New York Times story. I'll never forget it. The American people opposed the direction the country's going, and issue by issue by issue they opposed everything Obama was doing. Every element of the Obama agenda, a majority of the people oppose it, and yet they support him by 50, 55%. I said, "How can this be?"

There's only one answer. People do not associate Obama with his agenda, and that's because he's permanently campaigning. He's running against his own agenda, by design, on purpose. He's running against what's happening. He makes people think that he doesn't like what's happening and he's trying to fix it when in fact everything that's happening is precisely because he wants it to and has made it happen.

I'm telling you, that's because low-information voters are in these polls, and they think that what's happening in the country has nothing to do with Obama. Because he's out campaigning against things. He's perpetually campaigning. He's not seen as responsible for any of this.

This is the Limbaugh Theorem on display here. This is Obama's "I'm madder than you are." This is Obama when he first learns about these things and how he does it, how he treats it, how he reacts to it, and how mad he is.

All they need is to know that there aren't any obstacles in their way. All they need to know is that if the worst thing happens and they are discovered, that this is gonna be the result, that Obama's gonna feign ignorance. He's gonna act like he had no idea it was going on. He's livid as he can be, and he's gonna look into it.

And nothing else happens because the mission, as far as the president's concerned, is simply let the low-information crowd know he's outraged like everybody else is. He's gonna get to the bottom of it. He's gonna find out what happened, and that's it; that's enough. There doesn't need to be any follow-up on whatever investigation. There doesn't need to be presidential action dealing with whatever was learned, because reality is not the point. Image, PR, buzz, packaging, all that is the point.

The image that Obama's mad and is really offended and he was not told that people hoodwinked him and they're taking advantage of him and he's gonna get to the bottom of it, that's it, that's all that needs to happen. And then it is confirmed that he's got good intentions, and he really cares, and he's really upset about this, like you are. Everything about this scandal is the result of Obama administration policy, and that's why it is a flat-out, insulting joke when the president goes on TV and acts shocked and surprised that he didn't know this was going on and that now that he does, he's gonna get to the bottom of it, after an investigation, 'cause he's just as mad as you are. That is fatuous. That is sophistry.

And that's why we all try to point out the phoniness of the president acting mad and ignorant and outraged as though he doesn't know any of this is happening and he doesn't know why it's happening, and he's gonna get to the bottom of it. He knows exactly why it's happening. He put it all into play."

So, now what? Do you believe Obama is a national security risk? Has he criminalized the executive branch? Can we fire Obama? Can we do a citizen's arrest? Can he be impeached? Is the NSA keeping an eye on Obama? Certainly the FBI isn't. Is the Pentagon monitoring Obama's every move? . . "All enemies, foreign and domestic." . . Is Obama orchestrating to destroy our Sacred Republic?

26 posted on 05/24/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: ryan71

“They work every time for this guy because the media and half the population are complete idiots.”

The media (who have the same boss as Obama) did a brilliant job with his re-election; give credit where it is due. Obama himself is just a dopey semi-literate front for the real power of the left; look at how much further behind “his people” have fallen in six years, how many of them have ended up in garbage pails in abortuaries, at how he flip-flopped on gay marriage, and you realize he’s nothing more than the public face of the Bolshevist attack on our country.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since ValJar the Evil is the one running (ruining) the country, he may well have not known some of these things. He is simply an empty suit taking up space in the Oval Office. The problem for him is, the incompetent label is starting to stick.
28 posted on 05/24/2014 7:47:52 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama gets all his news from the paper,then there are many high school dropouts more qualified than him to be president.


29 posted on 05/24/2014 8:19:52 PM PDT by oldtech
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To: AlexW

Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom
http://www.cchfreedom.org/


30 posted on 05/24/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom”
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Thanks for the link, but fortunately, Obama’s draconian Obamacare does not affect me or my family.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 8:53:41 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Not yet anyway!


32 posted on 05/24/2014 8:54:38 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Delta 21

At no time was he aware of what he was doing.


33 posted on 05/24/2014 9:37:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America is on a slippery slope.. sliding down a razor..
Already divided in half (or so)...

many “fixs” are in.. voting is a joke..

Will America become Germany 1938 -OR- Ukraine 2014... ?

Cause progressives are holding the cards and they cheat..
How many will continue to play the game?..

Is America addicted to Propaganda.. and Agitprop?..
Because they consume it like it was from the underarm of God.. or someplace else..

Progressives are counting on it being too late to do anything about “IT”..
Are they correct?.. looks like they are...


34 posted on 05/25/2014 12:05:46 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: digger48
Hey, if it's not broke, don't fix it.

The USA will never have an accountable POTUS again.

35 posted on 05/25/2014 12:21:35 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Democrat AKA socialist fascist communist, not responsible for anything
Conservative republican tea party, guilty of everything including prior rat president and congress decisions
36 posted on 05/25/2014 3:09:13 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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