Earlier today at the Conversation, John Hayward suggested that “someone should make a list of all the times Obama has claimed he was enraged by some damaging news story he later dismissed, without ever doing anything about it. “
Just off the top of my head, King Barack the Furious was supposedly “mad as hell” about: his trillion-dollar “stimulus” not producing any jobs, his signature health-care achievement killing millions of insurance policies despite his promises to the contrary, the IRS scandal, the YouTube video that he falsely portrayed as causing the Benghazi riots, CIA officials who supposedly lied to him about the YouTube video causing the Benghazi riots, HealthCareDotGov blowing up on the launch pad, Secret Service agents frolicking with prostitutes in Colombia, and government agencies blowing piles of taxpayer money on frivolities. I don’t recall if he sent any spokesbots out to claim he was mad as hell about Operation Fast and Furious, but since the media buried that one pretty quickly, maybe he didn’t feel obliged to fake any anger.
Oh, King Barack the Furious feigned outrage at that one, too.
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It’s just not a proper scandal party until we’ve got alleged retaliation against whistleblowers. TheColoradoan brings us such a story from Fort Collins, one of several hospitals and clinics involved in the VA scandal:
The whistleblower behind the federal investigation of the Fort Collins Veterans Affairs clinic said she was put on two-week unpaid leave for not “cooking the books” when scheduling appointments.
Lisa Lee, a former Navy reservist now on active duty in Hawaii, told the Coloradoan she and another scheduler were transferred from Fort Collins in March 2013 for refusing to hide wait times between desired appointment dates and actual dates. She said the suspension came after she filed an internal grievance about the transfer and scheduling practices.
Someone should make a list of all the times Obama has claimed he was enraged by some damaging news story he later dismissed, without ever doing anything about it.
As odd as McDonough’s choice of words were – “I’ve got the scars to prove it” – in Sunday’s interview with CBS News’ Major Garrett, that wasn’t even the first time he used it. He used the same talking points in an interview with CNN, last Thursday.
May 18, 2014 9:38 AM PTWhen asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said “Hillary Clinton’s age and health are valid campaign issues” should she opt to run for the presidency in 2016.
The question picked up on comments by Karl Rove suggesting Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage in 2012.
“I think that health and age is fair game,” Priebus said. “It was fair game for Ronald Reagan. It was fair game for John McCain.”