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Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Departmentís Spokeswoman Today (w/Video)
PJ Media ^ | 5-29-2014 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 05/29/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 29, 2014

Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Department’s Spokeswoman Today

Bryan Preston

Whatever US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is trying to sell, she’ll have no buyers among the Washington press corps. Psaki tried arguing that President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit” for his foreign policy triumphs.

Reporters asked a sensible question in response: What on earth are you talking about? When does this president not give himself enough credit?

One reporter even asked Psaki how much credit she would give the president. Answer: A lot.

As the conversation devolves into farce, this exchange happened.

Q: I mean — I mean — I’m talking, what specifically are you talking he doesn’t get enough credit for — (inaudible)?

PSAKI: For engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world.

(Cross talk.)

Q: I mean, Russia has still annexed Crimea. I mean, Iran — there’s ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that you’re talking?

PSAKI: We’re talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves. And the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.

Get that? Results don’t matter, just playing the game matters. Give yourself a big ol’ pat on the back just for showing up.

The “everyone gets a trophy” crowd is now running American foreign policy.

Click on pic for Video



TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jenpsaki; presser; psaki; statedept
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1 posted on 05/29/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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2 posted on 05/29/2014 5:07:51 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: smoothsailing

Obama OWNS (with clinton and huma)
1. MANPADS to al Qaeda.
2. Overthrow of gov’ts for al Qaeda.
3. Open borders for al Qaeda.
4. CIA support for al Qaeda.
5. weakening American troops against al Qaeda.
6. Crucfixions of innocents paid for by Obama.
7. Raping of nuns paid for by Obama.
8. Murder of women and children paid for by Obama.

Clearly, success for al Qaeda.

for America? not so much.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:09:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: smoothsailing

Looks like a Saturday Night Live skit...

But we will NEVER see an SNL skit like that about a Democrat. Too many people would lose their jobs over it.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: smoothsailing
Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Department’s Spokeswoman Today

Ya know, I'm mostly unimpressed.

Now what would be impressive is for ALL reporters (including the pools) to boycott/skip ALL such briefings there AND at the White House until significent changes are made in the way these press briefings are conducted. As of 2014, they are worse than useless to interested Americans.
5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:11:48 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: smoothsailing

Liberals believe they deserve credit for good intentions (”good” as they define it).

Even if it destroys the entire modern world and sends mankind back to the Dark Ages.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: dontreadthis

Is that her, or is that a SNL skit portraying her?


7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

When does this president not give himself enough credit?

Reading the transcript of his West Point speech I was appalled by how many times he used the words “I” and “Me”.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:14:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing
As I posted on another thread, in this video a NBC foreign affairs reporter is unable to name one single country in which we have better relations now than under Bush. Amazingly, the reporter proceeds to blame it on Bush and his aggressive and violent foreign policy that everyone had gotten used to. Rainbows and unicorns indeed.
9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:15:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: smoothsailing
You are at your weekly sales meeting. They go around the table and they get to you. How is your division doing?, you are asked. Your sales are in the tank. Your boss knows this, and you say, well, sir, we are engaged in all kinds of sales initiatives. There is not a soul at the meeting who doesn't know that you are shoveling bullsh!t as fast as you can.
10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:17:41 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: smoothsailing

This homely bint makes Jay Carney look like Churchill.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 5:20:16 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: smoothsailing

Psaki has become a joke. She has to go. She is doing immense damage to the country.

If she were just hurting Obama, I would relish her every idiocy. But as the hostile World watches her flailing around searching for a clue, American weakness is undeniable. The Weak Horse never looks weaker than when Psaki is at the podium.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 5:22:21 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Iron Munro

13 posted on 05/29/2014 5:24:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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14 posted on 05/29/2014 5:25:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dontreadthis

I’ve got that same sickening feeling I got while watching Sandra Fluke deliver her nauseating speech back in 2012. And when Hitlery gets elected we are in for 8 more years of hell with a pretty bow on top.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 5:28:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: smoothsailing

This is the best summer I’ve had since I was a kid. Obama doesn’t give himself enough credit for his foreign policy? He doesn’t give himself enough credit for all the FAILURES in his foreign policy.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: smoothsailing

Unfortunately, this woman is not qualified for her job either. Wonder who she is related to.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 5:29:13 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tcrlaf

You know...if Saturday night live would just go back to its original tone

There is nothing more sincerely amusing than tenth grade boys in the cafeteria at lunch, or watching TV with the sound down on a Friday.

Adults either gone, or non intrusive.

Watch old Dana Carvey, he makes fun of George Michael on Weekend update. He’s George Michael, complaining to a straight faced, ‘annoyed’, Dennis Miller, and dressed in tight jeans saying, ‘Dennis, they made that video and I would just like to ask that editor, ‘wheeeere’s mmyy BUTT!? I mean where is it in that video...”

And George Bush threatening Sadaam Hussein, and with night vision goggles.

and the Italian waiter.

Or Phil Hartmann with the unfrozen caveman lawyer. Just random stuff. A little bit of a political figure here and there.

Even a few years ago when Sara Palin was on, back stage and Marky Mark comes up looking to punch someone, says oh Hi sara, have you seen Andy? I’m gonna kick the crap out of him. She says, hi, no ...

Just funny stuff.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 5:29:58 PM PDT by stanne
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To: smoothsailing
Dumber thaqn a box of rocks.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 5:36:26 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: JimSEA

I remember when the Hero of Benghazi started out insulting the brits. It’s been going downhill since.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 5:40:03 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: dontreadthis

The Obama version of “The Stepford Wives”!!! This vile woman is evil and dumb to her very core!!!


21 posted on 05/29/2014 5:40:13 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: smoothsailing

Jen’s a real Psaki-sh#t.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 5:40:52 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL! A circus barker (the con man type) has more credibility than Psaki.


23 posted on 05/29/2014 5:43:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dontreadthis

That’s a guy, right?


24 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: txrefugee

Sno nosed little twit got her start with Dung Heap Harkin...


25 posted on 05/29/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: txrefugee

Snot nosed...


26 posted on 05/29/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: smoothsailing

I understand she’s the statistician for the State department Tee Ball team.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 5:48:25 PM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: KosmicKitty

bad hair day?


28 posted on 05/29/2014 5:49:38 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: txrefugee

I bet she’ll be Jay Carney’s replacement.


29 posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: relictele
This homely bint makes Jay Carney look like Churchill.

Some chicken.

Some neck.

30 posted on 05/29/2014 5:50:55 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: dontreadthis

“I can see the White house from my house.”

Should have special guest Sarah Palin play her.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:19 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: smoothsailing

To steal some lines from Pink Floyd “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” relating to Obama

You’re nearly a laugh. But you’re really a cry.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pinkfloyd/pigsthreedifferentones.html


32 posted on 05/29/2014 5:55:47 PM 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: Haiku Guy

But if they get rid of Psaki they’ll just replace her with another sorority girl supercharged with the promise of the hashtag. As long as Obama is president ANY State Department spokesman will portray weakness.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 5:57:44 PM PDT by Corpus_Delicious
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To: smoothsailing

Kraut sure slammed Juan today on this subject. He laughed in his face and it looked like he was about to roll his eyes. He was really making fun of him.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: txrefugee

Is she also a former van driver?


35 posted on 05/29/2014 6:00:16 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: jazusamo
LOL! A circus barker (the con man type) has more credibility than Psaki.

She's gonna sell that flake Obama no matter what!!! B^)


36 posted on 05/29/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

According to her fluffed bio on wiki, it’s already presumed she will take Carneys place at the liars podium


37 posted on 05/29/2014 6:17:30 PM PDT by digger48
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To: smoothsailing

Hah! She’s more likely to sell him on the cereal box than with the pathetic talking points on that video, that was hilarious. :-)


38 posted on 05/29/2014 6:19:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dontreadthis

That little girl is a moron.


39 posted on 05/29/2014 6:20:17 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: digger48

Well, here’s hoping she foreswears green—the color of thieves (seriously, people don’t react well to businesspeople dressed in green)

Factoid of the moment.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 6:20:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: digger48
I further bet she'll be replaced at State by this ditz, Marie Harf.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 6:25:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Stentor

LOL!


42 posted on 05/29/2014 6:26:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I wondered what happened to that bueaty contestant who gave the really stupid answer...she ended up in government work.

http://m.youtube.com/index?client=mv-verizon-us&desktop_uri=%2F%3Fclient%3Dmv-verizon-us


43 posted on 05/29/2014 7:14:18 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: dontreadthis

“If only I had...you know, BOOBS.”


44 posted on 05/29/2014 7:32:01 PM PDT by Clioman
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To: smoothsailing
Frack!

I don't want this bonehead negotiating with the boneheads in Russia and Iran because their boneheads are smarter and gutsier than our bonehead!

45 posted on 05/29/2014 7:58:52 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: Iron Munro
As the old sayng goes:
"The road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions."
46 posted on 05/29/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT by expat2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Of course, most of the “journalists” left the bull session with sphincter on their breath, as always. Thanks smoothsailing.


47 posted on 05/29/2014 8:19:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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But if they get rid of Psaki they’ll just replace her with another sorority girl supercharged with the promise of the hashtag. As long as Obama is president ANY State Department spokesman will portray weakness.

Who was the State Department Spokesman before Jen Psaki?

I challenge anybody on this board to name even a single State Department Spox who held the office before Jen Psaki came on the scene.

We don't need somebody who can speak well and articulate US positions forthrightly. We need somebody who will say nothing. We need somebody who does not wake up in the morning thinking she can solve all of the problems in the World through the magic of her own articulance.

The problem is not what this woman says, but that she says anything at all. They need to promote the guy in the Mail Room, put him in a suit, and teach him to say "No comment".

48 posted on 05/30/2014 6:07:29 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: smoothsailing

Cringe makingly stupid


49 posted on 05/30/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: smoothsailing; abb; Timesink; Liz; sickoflibs; SunkenCiv
Reporters asked a sensible question in response: What on earth are you talking about? When does this president not give himself enough credit? One reporter even asked Psaki how much credit she would give the president.

The press growing a backbone? OMG - is it possible?

50 posted on 05/30/2014 8:26:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (>The Mainstream Ministry of Information does not stand for liberty. Freeper Gene Eric)
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