President Obama, along side UK Prime Minister Cameron, took questions from the press today. The video below shares a small portion of their press conference. You can watch it for the usual slight of hand and blame game answers regarding the situation in Benghazi and the IRS. Many will be quick to point out the irritation by the president and accordingly, the refusal to take responsibility for any bad things that happened either at the IRS or the State Department. Some might even point out the apparent lack of empathy regarding the four Americans who were killed in Benghazi.
Today, I’d like to call your attention to the President’s first sentence at fifty seconds, “I first learned about this [the IRS debacle] from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday…”
Honestly? Friday, this seemed like it could possibly be a situation connected to a small group of rogue, liberal, IRS agents, targeting only a small group of right wing extremists. But by this morning, many additional news reports indicate that senior officials within the IRS were aware of that many fiscal conservative or pro Israel groups were singled out for additional scrutiny. Is it truly possible that no one alerted the president to the possible huge repercussions of this issue?
If the president only learned about this possibly critical situation within the nation’s taxpaying agency through news channels where was his staff? Why is he not briefed on possible situations every day, every week by key staff and cabinet members? Or is he only briefed on those that are positive and show the administration in a good light?
Remember just a few weeks ago this president stated emphatically that the Obamacare travesty is mostly implemented, with only a few glitches.
One must ask, is Obama an isolated president? And if he is, who is running the show?
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