Does the White House know anything about *anything*?

Posted by: ST on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 am
Obama confused

‘Ummm …’

Great piece from Fox News detailing at least ‘9 times the Obama administration was blindsided’ – or allegedly blindsided, anyway. Here’s a sneak peek:

1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq

The New Yorker (1/27/2014): “In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been ‘decimated.’ I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Fallujah, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.

‘The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,’ Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy. ‘I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.'”

The Wall Street Journal (6/11/2014): Iraq Drama Catches US Off Guard

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8. Fast and Furious scandal

Jay Carney during a White House press briefing (6/27/2012): “The president did not know about this tactic until he heard about it through the media; the attorney general did not know about it.”

Read the whole thing and – not to be a downer this weekend – think about it when you’re out and about today that we’ve got a year and a half more to go of this executive office seeming cluelessness on major hot button issues – most of which have significant impact beyond how it plays out here in the United States. The White House’s dangerous feigned ignorance on these issues and more (including Benghazi and the emerging border crisis involving children) has not just caused PR headaches for them but – in some cases – has cost innocent lives, the deaths of which many were preventable.  If that level of willful HISS (Head In Sand Syndrome) doesn’t chill you to the bone, I don’t know what will.

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  1. summerwarmth says:

    Obama knows about vacations, golf, spending money, fundraisers, selfies, parties with extravagant food, rewarding cronies, causing racial divide, taking credit even if it was not him if it looks positive, blaming others for stuff he does that goes wrong, making lapdog media bark we love Obama song, kissing up to celebrities, screwing our allies, and supporting terrorists.

  2. summerwarmth says:

    If it hurts the US , Obama is all for it. He is transforming the nation into a third rate hell hole. When he said hope and change , we did not know what sort of change he hoped for.

    So yes , Obama knows a lot just not anything on how to be a competent, effective, president.

  3. Dan says:

    Is this a trick question?

  4. Carlos says:

    Hate to dump more down on you, ST, but we’ve got TWO and a half years to go with this golf-playing vacation pig and his mad-as-hell-looking wifey Thunderthighs. Just think of all the trouble that additional year will bring us!!!

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    Their first reaction to any surprising development is, “Huh?”. Their second reaction is to blame Bush.

  6. Lorica says:

    Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy

    What the hell are these bozos talking about?!?!? This is the President who compared himself to a down syndrome kid….. how little we actually knew. – Lorica

  7. Carlos says:

    The first administration that knows jack about squat.

    Unfortunately, that’s all they know, and the American people are finally waking up to that, but the rest of the world has known it for years. That’s why he’s the laughingstock of every tin-horn dictator in the world, laughed at by enemies and never trusted (not even a little) by friends and former friends.