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Andrea Mitchell vs. State Dept's Marie Harf on Obama Admin Not Briefing Congress
Real Clear Politics ^

Posted on 06/10/2014 1:50:02 AM PDT by bryan999

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf defends the Obama administration's decision not to brief Congress about the Bergdahl trade on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports." Harf says there is prior precedent, claiming during the run-up to the bin Laden raid Congress was not briefed. Host Andrea Mitchell confronts Harf, noting Congress was briefed up to a year before the raid.

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1 posted on 06/10/2014 1:50:02 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999
Et tu Mrs. Greenspan? [chuckle]
2 posted on 06/10/2014 2:06:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: bryan999

Good Lord, Marie Harf was a CIA spokesclown???

We really have children running the apparatus. Stupid.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 2:09:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bryan999

What is it with these glasses that these “psudo-intellectuals” like to wear? We used to call these people Geeks, Losers and Nerds. They now run the country...and the world sees the results.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 2:10:39 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: bryan999
Harf says there is prior precedent

That my FRiends, is the envelope within which our abusive government runs. Even when false, the claim that a prior president or congress did such and such, and therefore they may do so-and-so today, is politically sufficient to get away with almost any crime.

There is all manner of precedent for Obama and Scotus to rewrite laws as they please. Future presidents and judges will have this power.

Even with a President Ted Cruz, these powers would be in his hip pocket. That he would probably not use them, would not detract from the fact that he would be all but in name an elected dictator, probably benevolent, but a dictator nonetheless.

This is what a hundred years of structural corruption has done to our once republic. Consent of the governed is the first law of republics, and it is gone. Article I Section 1 clause 1 has been edited out of the constitution. It is why elections alone cannot remedy what ails us.

5 posted on 06/10/2014 2:13:56 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: bryan999
Invent a situation, get away with it and it becomes law.

"Harf says there is prior precedent, claiming during the run-up to the bin Laden raid Congress was not briefed."

6 posted on 06/10/2014 2:15:16 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Harf looks like a cartoon character with those stupid huge glasses. She talks like a “valley girl”.

We have sunk very low my friend if this is what passes for high level civil servants these days. Very, very low indeed.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 2:16:25 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Cowboy Bob
We used to call these people Geeks, Losers and Nerds.

We still do. That loser is one king size lying skank.

8 posted on 06/10/2014 2:25:31 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: bryan999

Marie Harf’s only possible purpose is to make Jen Psaki look smart by comparison.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 3:05:26 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: bryan999
Harf says there is prior precedent, claiming during the run-up to the bin Laden raid Congress was not briefed.

Yeah.....neither was Obama. They had to pull him off the back nine for the raid. I'll never be convinced he ever ordered the mission. It was probably Panetta; frustrated over Obama's indecision.

10 posted on 06/10/2014 3:05:53 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: bryan999

Who in the Administration looks at Marie Harf and says “That is the person we want representing the United States on Television”?

What thought process produces Marie Harf as good spokesperson (or Spox, as they like to say!)


11 posted on 06/10/2014 3:08:06 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: Bullish

12 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:32 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Cowboy Bob
She is the most ridiculous looking spokesperson in American history.

Smarmy, condescending, and absolutely unbelievable.

This unconvincing loser is a bad liar to boot, knows she sucks, and apparently doesn't let it bother her in the least.

All U.S. credibility flies out the window every time she appears before a camera and opens up her trap.

Only in a State Dept. run by the likes of Jon Queri could a "Marie Harf" be possible.

Keep up the good work Jon!

13 posted on 06/10/2014 3:13:53 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Haiku Guy

She’s a Smart Alec and THAT’S why they wanted her!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bryan999

If it weren’t so sad, it would be funny.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:39 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Jacquerie

“That my FRiends, is the envelope within which our abusive government runs. Even when false, the claim that a prior president or congress did such and such, and therefore they may do so-and-so today, is politically sufficient to get away with almost any crime.”

I know the president has committed murder, but Andrew Jackson killed a person in a duel so there’s a precedence. It’s OK.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 3:17:11 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Haiku Guy
Who in the Administration looks at Marie Harf and says “That is the person we want representing the United States on Television”?

What thought process produces Marie Harf as good spokesperson (or Spox, as they like to say!)


17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:50:36 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Bullish

Such as the “Hey, dude” spokesman for the National Security Council?

The Obama administration’s appointment of these young, clueless and completely unqualified people to positions of importance is actually meant to be another slap in the face and show how little Obama values our governmental entities and how unimportant is anything but Obama.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:54:00 AM PDT by livius
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To: dontreadthis

"We obey our Huma and Clinton's orders.
Obama and al Qaeda, like them, too."

19 posted on 06/10/2014 3:54:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: bryan999

Andrea Mitchell confronted the lying Harf with her own personal experiences regarding Bin Laden briefings and Obama’s LIAR continued to lie. Incredible.
This is what happens when truth is not valued and justice is not swift and sure.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:04:03 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: dontreadthis

No wonder the world is laughing at us.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 4:08:31 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: SoFloFreeper
God, that woman makes me so mad....she's insufferably arrogant.

FYI..Here's her 2012 wedding announcement ..of course, in the NY times..

Check out the occupations of both sets of parents...talk about inbreeding within the BIG government/NGO/education establishment

22 posted on 06/10/2014 4:17:18 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: dontreadthis; Lazmataz

But would Laz hit it????


23 posted on 06/10/2014 4:18:53 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: bryan999

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/09/white-house-reportedly-let-bergdahl-parents-take-part-in-secure-video/


24 posted on 06/10/2014 4:21:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bryan999

All the experienced staffers have been purged, or took a pass.
These young ones, lacking gravitas and wisdom, may be in awe at the role they have been assigned. They will read anything put in front of them


25 posted on 06/10/2014 4:35:27 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: bryan999
Lies and more lies. They don't ever even look ashamed or embarrased
26 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:47 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

“Lies and more lies. They don’t ever even look ashamed or embarrassed”

The fact they lie with such ease is what’s most telling.

They lie, everyone knows they are lying.

They not only expect, but are telling, the MSM to repeat the lies as if they are true because the MSM has always repeated the lies as if they were true.

This is a not so subtle threat against the news media.

They are letting the news media know, “if the Obama adm. goes down we’re taking a lot of the MSM with us”.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 5:47:25 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

“They are letting the news media know, “if the Obama adm. goes down we’re taking a lot of the MSM with us”.”.....

Lets hope that BOTH happens, they certainly deserve to “go down” for what they have done or let happen to this once great country.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:06:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who else would do it, but some curly topped gum chewer?

Then you’ve got the “little dude”, also known as little Tommy Vietor.

The only grown ups within a football stadium distance of boy prez are the known puppets for Marx. Chuckie Hagel, for just one, dense enough for an easy set up with that “R” attached to his forehead.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:07 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: DaveA37

Coming out with more and more outrageous lies forcing the MSM to provide cover was a tactic commonly used by the Clintons.

If the truth ever came out with the Clinton scandals then everyone would know the MSM had lied to them before.

The Clintons also have another MO that is once again being used.

Tell a lie, let the MSM pretend to do it’s job and expose the lie, then the MSM presents the “TRUTH” which is also a lie.

The lie presented by the MSM then becomes the “TRUTH”.

Geraldo Rivera in his zeal to be smarter than anyone, inadvertently let it be known the dems have put out talking points as to what the MSM is supposed to push as the “TRUTH” about Benghazi.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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