Washington -- The White House defended President Barack Obama from criticism that he was tone deaf in his reaction to the mass shootings at Washington Navy Yard. For a second straight day, White House press secretary Jay Carney faced questions about a Monday afternoon event that occurred as the situation at the Navy Yard was still unfolding. Obama touched on the tragedy before forcefully criticizing conservative Republicans who are threatening to shut down the government. "I understand that some Republicans are trying to make something of this," Carney said
Comments: His antics are getting so egregious even his obedient flock in the media are noticing.
Of course he did. He´s used to getting away with anything, whether it´s right or wrong. He and his lackeys in the media use race as a shield to deflect all blame from him. He´s a sleazy hypocrite, as well. Talking about how "Congress has a lot of work to do" in terms of fiscal deadlines, while I´ve never seen him do a day´s work in his life.
The Obama regime is composed of cold-blooded collectivist thugs led by a bitter Marxist who knows exactly what´s good for us whether we like it or not. This guy and his minions lied right to the face of the loved ones of the fallen heroes of Benghazi, blaming a video for the embassy attack and sticking to that lie for as long as they could. And to this day the coverup continues. Obama has an agenda, and it is not good for America.
FTA: I cannot remember a time when one faction of one party promises economic chaos if it can´t get 100% of what it wants.
He IS talking about HIS party here, correct? He may not think he is but he is definitely talking about his own party.
Also, FTA, Carney says the president was horrified by the shooting... I am not so sure. I think the dims are gleeful about the emergence of another tragedy to exploit for political gain. The bodies were not even cold before they started whipping up gun-control ferver.
It´s not him - he just reads teleprompter speeches other people write for him.
I think his petulance is because he resents taking the time to absorb his talking points. He is carefully shielded from having to have an actual press conference and is completely scripted. He´s a marxist, sure, but that doesn´t mean he isn´t a hand puppet.
He coldly read his teleprompter and improvised a little here and there. What do you expect from a heartless unpatriotic golfoholic. His mind was in a sand trap and his loathing for the military probably made the killings somehow gratifying to him and he felt they had it coming. After all the killer could be his second son, if he had one.
Carney refers to the hugely unpopular government takeover of healthcare as ´some partisan agenda item´ then goes on to defend Obama shoving everyone aside to get his face on camera bashing Republicans while people are running for their lives from a madman with a shotgun. Good summary of his entire Presidency.
Wrong tone? This is Obama´s only tone. There is no compromise with someone who believes he is always right. There is no reconciliation. There is no common ground. There is no negotiation. He has the mindset of a dictator. I truly believe he would get rid of anyone who opposes him if he thought he could. He is that cold.
This creep has an agenda and he is forever pressing forward to "fundamentally transform" America which, freely translated, means destroy America. Nothing is allowed to get in the way of his mission.
I don´t think he´s smart enough to do this on his own. It is as though most, certainly a majority in Washington, are onboard with this. If you were to dismantle a successful Constitutional Republic wouldn´t you do exactly as he is doing; ruin the economy, ignore its Constitution, destroy jobs, takeover healthcare (to make it costly and cut coverage benefits), cut defense and make it more vulnerable to world enemies, disarm the populace, etc.?
I fear that we can do nothing to stop the slip into the abyss, but I fear more what the future holds for our children and grandchildren.
Our Representatives are ignoring the wisdom of our Founders (conveniently not taught in schools anymore) and ignoring the warning signs. Its all so depressing.
He sure didn´t sound like a Commander in Chief who had an attack and loss of life on one of his military installations. These were his people who were killed! Maybe being CIC only means to him that he gets a helicopter ride to Andrews Air Force Base when he wants to play golf?
Even if he is an idiot and all his top advisors are this clueless, shouldn´t they have just one real American on their payroll as a consultant. Someone needs to throw up the stop sign on things like this speech, and letting him go to a ball game and throw like a girl?!
Can there be any better advice to give BHO than that? I don’t think so. Over a span of five years, he has fundamentally transformed America into some foreign, inexplicable, unrecognizable entity, disconnected from its past. He reeks inappropriateness.
Millions of us who are still able to remember our rapidly disappearing free enterprise system are just shaking our heads in befuddlement and asking ourselves, “Who is this guy? And why are we paying attention to him? Don’t we notice that everything he touches turns to Shazbot?”
Voter Fraud and a Corrupt Media. That’s why he even exists as he does.
In an interview with Telemundo the president reminded the interviewer, who questioned the timing of his attacks on Republicans, that his remarks were made while the situation at the Navy yard was still going on. This was his defense for making what, to some, were inappropriate remarks. But I think it makes it worse. As the attack was still ongoing, it makes him look even more cold, self-centered and out-of-touch.
Relax !! RELAX !! Our little dictator is AGITATING. He’s doing what all Communists do, AGITATE, stir up, whine, complain, look at the dark side mostly with outright lies. Go back to New York theatre of the 1930’s and read a few fabulous articles on AGITPROP THEATER. That’s where the American Communist Party got its foothold on agitation. That’s where all the Hollywood Communists (Stalin financed) came from in the mid and late 30’s and 40’s …… AGITPROP THEATER Obama acts like a commie thug. What other explanation is necessary? Just read up, everybody, read up on Communism, it is a stealth operation now and is never to be openly discussed. Read the notes in Wikipedia on CLEON SKOUSEN’S 1950’s classic book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST. Those few pages will describe Obama, Jaret and all of his commie comrades perfectly!
It is obvious that he doesn´t know the difference between the wrong tone and the right tone. He is a heartless, soulless person, and it often shows. Even his "condolence" messages are hackneyed and insincere, trite, sound canned. Like something to be gotten through so that he can get on to "I, me, my"...
Obama cares about one person and one person only. Next he cares about his daughters and then maybe Michelle. The rest of us, especially the white ones who comprise We The People - he doesn´t care one bit.
I wouldn´t expect less from the communist cabal that resides in Washington. The skinny, crapweasel, golfer could care less about other people. No one is important more than this goofball is to himself.
We´ve been hearing newspeople say that the shooter had a mental illness. Even the media is starting to notice obama´s disconnect with reality and his narssisstic personality disorder which appears to manifest itself in everything he says.
I remember the block of confining an individual by family members back in the 50´s well.
A friend of mine was seriously concerned about her brother, as well as her parents, because he had just broken up with his future wife. He was terribly depressed. They were extremely worried for him. They tried to get help for him, just to give him time for perspective if nothing else. The JFK administration put through the rule no family member could do this. They found him in his car,days later. Tragic.
#26, I honestly believe that he cares very little for what he is forced to call ´his family´. They are a useful tool for those public appearances where he needs to look like ´one of the guys´.
Don´t forget, Michelle made some scathing comments regarding feeling like a single mother raising her daughters earlier this year. Women who are loved and cherished by their husbands don´t make comments like that.
I believe that she may enjoy the perks, but I think that she may, somewhere in he heart, regret the Faustian deal she made 20 years ago when she ´married´ Obama.
What is the story all about? It´s about him, of course: "I think that everybody understands that the minute something like this happens, I´m in touch with the FBI, I´m in touch with my national security team, we´re making sure that all the assets are out there for us to deal with this as well as we can." With apologies to Lerner and Lowe:
"C´est moi! C´est moi! I´m forced to admit ´Tis I, I humbly reply That mortal who These marvels can do C´est moi, c´est moi, ´tis I."
No one cares outside of DC, his popularity is arguably up: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday, September 18, shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove (see trends).
One correction ---- Obama doesn´t care about his daughters. If he did he would not be pushing the changes that will downgrade the girls lives. like a wife and children of all tyrants and deviates they are for show only until he can operate without their cover. On Monday he is still trying to gain the sought after disarming of the American people. The past few liberal presidents have yearned to achieve this goal. he believes since he rammed through their 2nd dream of health control he can also win this last defeat of freedom of self defense. block him or lose.
Look, Rahm Dead Fish Emanuel said it best: "You never want a serious crisis go to waste. It´s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." In this case before the slaughter of Americans took place at the hands of a crazy person with a gun, gun control was not a good issue as we know. Now because 12 Americans were brutally murdered by a crazy person with a gun, this is a serious issue Obombsaway can not let go to waste. Here is a perfect opportunity to blame Republicans, seize on the gun control issue once again, and use the dead as a stepping stone to advancing his agenda. Nothing goes to waste. He did a cold read from a teleprompter, blamed the blameless, and once again showed who he really is. An incompetent left wing nut job and a certified moron who is way out of his league and over his head. I think it was more than striking a wrong tone. Way more.
I discontinued the subscription to the daily paper yest.. All they print are AP columns whose spin is mind numbing. Saying that Bozo " laments " the shootings after his speech- they didn´t bother to write he knew about it during his speech yet used the mic to diss Republicans. The rag hasn´t printed a single story about all of the scandals plaguing the WH. Have had it with liberal hyprocrisy.
It´s a waste of time to critique an operator like this character who doesn´t have one guileless bone in his body. There´s no there there, only political opportunism incarnate, sometimes less slick than other times.
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