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In the Dark: Obama, Staff Learn of Scandals From News Reports
Newsmax ^ | July 11, 2014 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 07/12/2014 2:58:56 AM PDT by lilyramone

The Obama administration has been engulfed in an unending stream of scandals — and President Barack Obama learned of most of them through news reports.

From the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, to the IRS targeting conservative nonprofit groups, to the revelations about veterans dying while waiting for care because of falsified lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the president and his top aides have admitted that they found out about them in the media.

"I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this," Obama said in June 2013 when he was asked about the IRS scandal. "I think it was on Friday."

But the next week, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that senior staff knew of the targeting but did not tell Obama because they were waiting for a report about it from the Treasury Department's inspector general. Carney has since been succeeded by Josh Earnest.

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1 posted on 07/12/2014 2:58:56 AM PDT by lilyramone
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To: lilyramone
Jay Carney said that senior staff knew of the targeting but did not tell Obama because they were waiting for a report about it ....

Yeah, Hitler's generals eventually got so afraid about stuff like this they took to drawing straws to see who had to tell him. :o)

2 posted on 07/12/2014 3:01:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: lilyramone

As an aside, “failure to manage” is cause for impeachment in and of itself. There are only so many times he can claim “I didn’t know” before Congress is duty-bound to address the situation. Incompetent management need not be suffered by We The People.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 3:03:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: lilyramone

.... And the clown car kept popping and burping down the road.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 3:05:54 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Gaffer

Yes, but in this case it isn’t Hitler (Barack) they’re worried about but Martin Bormann (Valerie Jarrett), Heinrich Himmler (Eric Holder) and Eva Braun (Michelle) that they really fear.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 3:06:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: NonValueAdded

“duty bound”.... Really? This Congress?

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


6 posted on 07/12/2014 3:07:59 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: lilyramone

Equine excrement.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 3:09:05 AM PDT by twister881
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To: lilyramone

Anyone who has been in a leadership position in any successful organization knows that you surround yourself with the most competent people for the job. As a leader, you recognize you can’t know and do it all. This however does not apply if you are a narcissist. A narcissist thinks he knows everything and is smarter than everyone else in the room. If you work for a narcissist, your job is to say “yes sir” whatever you say and tell whatever lies needed to carry out the orders.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 3:14:12 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: lilyramone

That’s because scandals are sop for the regime —


9 posted on 07/12/2014 3:16:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: lilyramone
President Barack Obama learned of most of them through news reports.

Well, alrighty then. The anointed one said it, I believe it. Case closed. No need to look any further.

(/ sarc)

10 posted on 07/12/2014 3:20:03 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors, except Nero was a better fiddler, and didn't need a pen or a phone)
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To: lilyramone

All the more reason for a system of checks and balances on his power. We used to call that the Constitution, which guided the actions of the Legislative and Judicial Branches.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 3:24:24 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Mark17

I didn’t know that the “Cartoon Network” interrupted its’ programming with special news alerts!


12 posted on 07/12/2014 3:26:14 AM PDT by Fighter@heart (The government cares NOT 1 iota about your health, only about your WEALTH!!!)
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To: lilyramone

Implausible deniability. The Central Committee planned, directed, encouraged, or knew about all of these criminal, anti-Constitutional, anti American schemes. As we speak, the equivalent of 20 Army brigades (80,000 troops) are being sh!t-canned, many receiving notice while they’re deployed to the many dangerous hotspots around the world. The Obama Regime continues unabated to weaken our economy, armed forces, culture, and borders. None of it is ignorance. Call it what it is: Evil.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 3:27:48 AM PDT by twister881
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To: lilyramone

They control he media yet they get thier news first from the media. People in this country are dumb a##es


14 posted on 07/12/2014 4:19:02 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: twister881

Amen......

The fact you omitted that it is all being accomplished while the treasury is being drained. The current request is evidence that the funds to be drained are pretty much gone and new money is needed to continue the stealing

The Democrat Party is a Criminal enterprise. It will not go away without numerous deaths


15 posted on 07/12/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: lilyramone
From the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans

Um, okay. How did he find out about Benghazi attacks 'from the media' when HE was in the situation room?

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Apparently, there is an epidemic of stupid going on at Newsmax.

16 posted on 07/12/2014 4:34:29 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: twister881

Why aren’t more people calling it what it is: EVIL. Valerie Jarrett is running this country through her stinky sock-puppet, Obama. Valerie Jarrett and Obama are evil. This whole administration is evil. Anything connected with Islam is evil, and these two are definitely connected with Islam.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 4:35:41 AM PDT by abclily
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To: lilyramone

The reason anyone would make such an asinine statement is because stupidity is allowed and even encouraged by their base!


18 posted on 07/12/2014 5:01:17 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: lilyramone

So IOW, Obama’s ministry of information tells him of scandals.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Yes, but in this case it isn’t Hitler (Barack) they’re worried about but Martin Bormann (Valerie Jarrett), Heinrich Himmler (Eric Holder) and Eva Braun (Michelle) that they really fear.”

Well at least they don’t fear Von Ribbentrop - John Kerry


20 posted on 07/12/2014 5:07:54 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: lilyramone

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” Obama told NBC News in a White House interview.”

Yet another Obama lie. How can he feel “sorry” about it
when it was his full intention that this happen.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 5:34:22 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: NonValueAdded

There are only so many times he can claim “I didn’t know” before Congress is duty-bound to address the situation.

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You’re sentiment is right but in reality Congress is nothing but a cheap sideshow of sleazy, self-serving politicians to whom the concept of “duty-bound” has no meaning. Look at their ratings in poll after poll. A used car salesman gets more respect than the clowns in congress. They’re only interested in two things: (1) spending your tax dollars and (2) getting re-elected.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 5:51:11 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: lilyramone

And about those stories the media won’t cover?


23 posted on 07/12/2014 6:12:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lilyramone

It’s not like they watch FOX news either.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 6:21:27 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: lilyramone
"Using the IRS against citizens and private citizens' groups is using the power of tax to destroy," he said. "That, to me, is the ultimate abuse of federal power."

bump to the top

25 posted on 07/12/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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26 posted on 07/12/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: lilyramone

Obama ignores his national security briefings, if they’re even still being done at all. Obama’s approach is perfectly Marxist: if the story is in the media, it’s political, and by definition, relevant. His primary and sole priority is politicization of everything from the rising sun to the price of pork. There is nothing else in his world.


27 posted on 07/12/2014 8:28:11 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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