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  • Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent: Nothing 'Phony' About Deaths Linked to Fast and Furious

    07/26/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Wednesday during a speech at Knox College in Illinois, President Obama referred to the many scandals surrounding his White House as "phony." Obama's comments came just hours after White House Press Secretary Jay Carney referred to the scandals as phony on MSNBC and said Republicans have gone too far in their efforts to investigate them. "With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball," Obama said. In response to the comments, the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is reminding President Obama that the hundreds of deaths linked...
  • Cynic-in-Chief

    07/26/2013 6:41:07 AM PDT · by National Review · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | July 26, 2013 | National Review
    President Obama ran against cynicism — and defined his presidency by it. By Jonah Goldberg ‘My rival in this race,” President Obama announced early in 2007, “is not other candidates. It’s cynicism.” Sadly, it’s now evident cynicism won. In a much-hyped speech at Knox College on Wednesday, Obama sought to pivot back to the economy — as the journalistic cliché goes — and shape the issue environment for the 2014 congressional elections.
  • Obama Blames Five Years of a Bad Economy on "Phony Scandals" and "Distractions

    07/24/2013 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama did his best to shift his administration's focus to the economy today during a speech at Illinois' Knox College by blaming the anemic economy on Republicans and "phony scandals."  As predicted, Obama gave America the same speech he's been giving for five years, saying the country needs more infrastructure spending due to crumbling roads and bridges, that we must fight poverty, that CEOs are making too much money while the poor suffer etc. He even went so far as to tout "saving the auto industry" one week after Detroit filed for bankruptcy.  "Today, five years after the start...
  • Scandal Watch

    06/07/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The apologists for this administration in the press corps responded predictably enough as one scandal after another was unfolding in Washington: They went after those who revealed the scandals, not those who perpetrated them. Benghazi? All those cover stories, one after the other, for weeks? Why, the White House was just patching together the usual talking points from all agencies concerned. Happens all the time. Move on, folks, there's nothing to see here. The whistle-blowers in the diplomatic corps? Their testimony was powerful but, in Hillary Clinton's words, "what difference, at this point, does it make?" To quote Jay...
  • Mika: Issa Calling Carney 'Liar' Makes Us Want to Ignore White House Scandals

    06/03/2013 11:13:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A classic case of MSM jujitsu. Yesterday, Darrell Issa called Jay Carney a "paid liar." So did Morning Joe today dig down to see if Issa was right? Of course not. Instead, its focus was on Issa--how he is "overreaching," "overplaying," etc. H/t NB reader Wayne T. The quintessential statement came from Mika Brzezinski, who actually said that Issa's accusation "makes us all want to walk away and ignore" the White House scandals. It's not as if Mika & Co. needed much convincing! View the video here, along with a medley of statements from Mika, Brian Shactman, Joe Scarborough, Jon...