Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

President Obamaís latest boast: I donít learn anything from watching the news
Washington Times ^ | 07/23/2014 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 07/23/2014 12:30:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news.

But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night.

Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.”

That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, and the Department of Justice spying on news reporters.

In each of those cases, Mr. Obama or his aides have said the president learned about the scandals from news reports.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: news; obama

1 posted on 07/23/2014 12:30:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s a effing liar. I didn’t learn that from watching the news.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 12:36:53 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This m’fer is too stupid to be an idiot!!


3 posted on 07/23/2014 12:39:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Apparently 0bama missed the news reports of him saying that he learned of F&F, the IRS scandal and several other stories by watching the news.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 12:39:40 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

the omnipotent Zero

but that still doesn’t stop Josh Earnest from saying the White House just learned about things on the daily news

I think zero is going to have a hard time adjusting to civilian life and reality 2 years from now when his mini-god-dom is over.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 12:40:56 PM PDT by blueplum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

He learned it all in the faculty room at Harvard.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 12:41:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Yoy don’t learn anything from anything, Gilligan!


7 posted on 07/23/2014 12:42:54 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I thought he learned it all in the men’s room at Columbia!?!


8 posted on 07/23/2014 12:43:16 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Rush played a montage of Obama saying that he learned about his administration’s multiple scandals by reading about them in the news, including as late as last May. Now he says he doesn’t read the news.

BTW, remember how the media reacted when Dubya said he didn’t need to read the NY Times? You would have thought he was being locked in a cave and spoon fed all his info by Dick Cheney.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 12:45:52 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind


10 posted on 07/23/2014 12:46:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

They called George Bush ‘strangely incurious” about the rest of the world. That is but one label that applies to Obumbles.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 12:46:34 PM PDT by lee martell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
"I don’t learn anything from watching the news"

I totally could buy this. I don't learn anything from watching the news, either.

BO should surf FR more. He'd be better informed.

12 posted on 07/23/2014 12:48:07 PM PDT by wbill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

He’s the President of the US, he’s supposed to be making news not watching news.

He really doesn’t get it.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 12:49:18 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s latest boast. “I Don’t Learn Anything”.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wbill

His skin is too thin for THAT!


15 posted on 07/23/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Hugin

Heard that. Scandal after scandal it was all ‘news to us.’
“We found out about it when you guys reported it.”

He just knows the MSM won’t call him on the b.s.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 12:50:25 PM PDT by TigerClaws
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

He doesn’t learn anything, period.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 12:50:41 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC one
Obama’s a effing liar. I didn’t learn that from watching the news.

I learned it by watching his lips move.

18 posted on 07/23/2014 12:52:00 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

That directly contradicts his claims to have first heard about various scandals in his administration “on the news, just like everyone else”.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 12:53:29 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WayneS

Oops. I guess I should have read the article instead of just the headline...


20 posted on 07/23/2014 12:54:09 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
President Obama’s latest boast: I don’t learn anything from watching the news

No kidding! History class either.

21 posted on 07/23/2014 12:54:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Obama is the Grand Wallah of Isflam.

Obama is an Isflamist (everything Obama says is flam).

22 posted on 07/23/2014 12:54:58 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well except for all his scandals. But since there is not even a smidgen of wrongdoing going on who cares?


23 posted on 07/23/2014 1:00:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

What we have here is a president who “retired” from being president after the 2012 election.

Now, he’s just traveling the country, playing golf, and holding fundraisers, and once in a while, reading a script written for him by his staffers, to address whatever is the hot-button issue of the day or week.

He likes the job, but not the work.

He is doing exactly what he did as a senator in Illinois: he phones in to cast his votes, but goes about enjoying being the job. The benefits are better than what any king of queen could ever hope for.

He enjoys giving speeches, and holding fundraisers, but then, that’s what he believes makes him important.

Furthermore, people, Obama has retired to save his legacy: he and his party believe that, he is more valuable to the party by going around raising money, for the coming battles for the senate and house, and even to help whoever is the candidate for president in 2016.

He remembers what happened to democrats in 2010, and he’s worried that his legacy will show that he “killed” his party. To try to avoid that, he’s dedicating the rest of his presidency to fundraising. So, we have a president who retired years earlier than he was scheduled to leave.

Not a bad thing for the country, but then, the country is just cruising along, without a leader, and the people he has making decisions, are slowly destroying the country.

We need a video to show what’s happened with this president.

That video would present a critical issue, and then, show the president doing a fundraiser, or playing golf, or being on vacation, or just blaming Bush and/or republicans for whatever the problem is. We could have that video addressing some 30 or so critical issues, and then Obama going about life as if there are no worries.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Neither does anybody else................


25 posted on 07/23/2014 1:03:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Our Rocket Scientist President


26 posted on 07/23/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Sure, he doesn’t need to read the papers, he gets the straight scoop from Valerie and their gay and muzzie buds.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 1:41:01 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

He is f-in nuts and should be locked up!


28 posted on 07/23/2014 1:50:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Clearly Obama also learned nothing from his affirmative action matriculations, save the number of states in the Union.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

On one hand he does have a point. I don’t learn about his scandals on the news either, I learn about them on FreeRepublic ;)


30 posted on 07/23/2014 2:28:30 PM PDT by Marko413
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I don’t either.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Obummer to his drones: “Don’t focus on news anymore...”
(now that the news is bad news for me).

Used to be that too many people were watching
Fox News.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 2:39:25 PM PDT by WKTimpco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Neither do I ... it’s all Administration propaganda peddled by the MSM pimps and pimpettes!


33 posted on 07/23/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Did he lie before or is he lying now - oh wait it’s mac daddy and he lie ALL THE TIME.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 3:53:45 PM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ilovesarah2012

That’s for darned sure!


35 posted on 07/24/2014 9:36:33 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson