I’ll bet every one of us has either heard that from our parents, said it to the hooligans in our houses, or both.
Barry needs to learn the lesson. The Demedia made him. They protected him from things that would have clearly made him unelectable had they not been there running interference for him. Hillary stayed in the race to the end, and supposedly even indicated after the Jeremiah Wright story broke that Obama’s candidacy wouldn’t survive it, because she knew that in a typical race, he would have never survived the vetting. There were and are too many weaknesses in both him and his record.
How did he make it into the big seat? The Demedia never gave up the fight. Look, it’s a squirrel!
But I’m not sure he understands how this game is played. I wonder if his Malignant Narcissism isn’t messing with his political acumen here. It’s like the guy at work who’s a lazy, stupid failure but rather than let the customer suffer, you keep covering for him. But now he’s gone and done something so stupid, you can’t ignore it. You can’t cover for it. The fit is going to hit the shan and all you can do is watch.
In this case, Barry is the stupid screw up and he’s turning around screaming at the Demedia for failing to cover for him sufficiently.
Did the White House try to strong-arm a journalist in the wake of the Justice Department’s “Operation Fast and Furious” scandal? CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson says government leaders took a very aggressive tack following her revelations earlier this year.
On Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Attkisson said DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler and White House associate communications director Eric Schultz yelled and screamed at her over the story.
“The DOJ woman was just yelling at me,” Attkisson said. “The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. Eric Schultz — oh, the person screaming was Tracy Schmaler. She was yelling, not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”
Attkisson explained the vicious tongue-lashing:
“In between the yelling that I received from the Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman — who would not put anything in writing — I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said. She wouldn’t put anything in writing,” she said.
“So we talked on the phone and she said things such as ‘the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked.’ But the way he phrased it, he said very explicitly, ‘I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.’”
Attkisson also said the DOJ and White House representatives complained that CBS was “unfair and biased” because it didn’t give the White House favorable coverage on the developing scandal.
“Is it sort of a drip, drip. And I’m certainly not the one to make the case for DOJ and White House about what I’m doing wrong,” she added. “They will tell you that I’m the only reporter, as they told me, that is not reasonable. They say The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable — I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.”
WTH is he thinking? Here’s the facts: They screwed the pooch on this one in a big way. This is not that they accidentally let some guns slip out of their tracking net. In this operation, they DELIBERATELY sold guns to Mexican narco terrorists and knew from the first day that they were not even going to look at them again. They didn’t lose them. You have to want to know where something is before you can consider it lost.
Why? I really cannot imagine. The speculation is that they were hoping violence over the border was going to make it easier to pass gun control laws here, but the Risk vs. Reward Math for that particular idea is so far out of skew, I find it nearly impossible to believe. As a matter of fact, if I thought Barry was anything other than a SCOAMF (h/t Ace of Spades), there is no way I would even consider it.
This operation was a screw up of international proportions. Here is a graphic from the DOJ regarding the places these guns turned up (in connections with hundreds – yes, HUNDREDS – of murders and crimes.)
The lefties in the media protected Barry and got him into office because they are true believers. They really think that socialism is the way of the future and they thought that by choosing a smart, (I know, bear with me here) articulate, black man with an Ivy League Education, they would win it all. They could prove their progressive bona fides and get their socialist agenda passed. But now their man-god has failed. He has embarrassed them.
First, the socialism isn’t making us prosperous. Can they acknowledge that it is the agenda? No, in order to reconcile their self-confidence with results, it has to be Barry’s fault.
Has he promoted the causes of the masses? No, he’s just gone golfing and feathered the nests of his union cronies and any donor that happened to own a stock in a greenie company. The bloom is coming off the rose and either they are going to have to acknowledge that their entire worldview is a screw up or blame Barry for screwing it up. Guess which is going to win.
He needs them now more than ever. He has messed up the budget, the economy, foreign affairs, and their pacifist ideals (seriously, kinetic military action? military hits on American citizens?)
What does he do? Call them up and scream at them. Not wise.
How bad is it for Obama? Bad. Very, very bad. Holder perjured himself. The investigation will go right through the campaign. The facts are going to come out and they are going to be ugly.
I want to steal this whole post, but I’ll just put this here and advise you to go read it all. It is truly mind-boggling.
For months, congressional investigators have battled a recalcitrant White House and Department of Justice over Operation Fast and Furious, a conspiracy that had the apparent goal of sending thousands of guns from American gun stores into Mexico. Recovery of the guns could be used as evidence to support the Obama administration’s 90-percent lie — and perhaps even serve a more nefarious goal.
That deception seems to be collapsing, as the long suspected proof of other gunwalking operations was confirmed by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News:
An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned that ATF’s Phoenix office led an operation out of Tucson called “Wide Receiver.” Sources claim ATF allowed guns to “walk” in that operation, much like Fast and Furious.
“Wide Receiver” joins Operation Fast and Furious as the second named gunwalking operation based in Arizona, but they do not appear to be the only gunwalking operations that existed.
The White House has so far refused to answer inquires from Senator John Cornyn about two other suspected gunwalking operations based out of the Houston and Dallas field operations areas. Additional gunwalking operations supplied drug gangs in Honduras from Florida, and supplied Chicago-area gangs from a gunwalking operation in Indiana.
While administration officials have stuck to the cover story that these were law enforcement operations, there was never any possibility of them working. There were no mechanisms to track the weapons, personnel were ordered not to make arrests, and there was never any possibility of U.S. agents affecting arrests in Mexico.
The cover story was further demolished by recent revelations that the ATF supervisors directed agents to personally walk guns to cartel members, and refused repeated attempts by field agents to have smugglers arrested before they could carry firearms over the border into Mexico. Interdiction was never on the table. Creating and insuring a steady flow of U.S. weapons into Mexico must have been the goal.
The steady demolition of the administration’s wall of silence continues. The White House finally responded — partially – to a request by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for communications between ATF Special Agent Bill Newell and three members of the White House national security staff. The administration released 102 pages of emails, most of which were replies and copied replies to previous emails, but refused to hand over all of the requested communications. They claimed “significant confidentiality interests in its internal communications.”
This goes all the way to the White House. If Barry didn’t know what was going on, then he is truly a total failure as an executive. If he did know what was going on, he either has to have some excuse that I can’t even imagine or he is evil. Either way, the public is not going to like it.
The media could probably continue to bury this. They successfully ignored his violation of the Constitution with Libya, as well has hundreds of other failures and scandals. But will they? Not if he persists in screaming at them when one of them mentions his screw ups. He’s expendable. Their agenda is not. When they turn on him, it will be Fast and Furious.