Hack-tastic: Jay Carney Ties Republicans to Diplomatic Security Budget Cuts (Video)

If this disgusting slander wasn’t so evil and malevolent, I’d call it pathetic.

First he passed the buck on the question of security lapses in Libya – placing all the responsibility on the State Dept.

Via Weasel Zippers, Carney told Fox News’ Ed Henry:

“What I am saying, when it comes to the number of personnel, who are in place at consulates and embassies and other diplomatic facilities around the world, those decisions are appropriately made at the State Department by security personnel,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Then he blamed “principally Republicans” for phantom budget cuts that didn’t happen:

“When it comes to funding, this president makes sure that diplomatic security is adequately funded, make sure that that funding is restored when efforts on Capitol Hill are made, principally by House Republicans, including Congressman Ryan to slash it in order to cut taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent in this country,” Carney added.

It is what it is – a pathetic, ass covering and already debunked lie.

State Dept. Bureaucrat, Charlene Lamb told Congressman Dana Rohrabacher that Budget Had Nothing To Do With Security Decisions At Benghazi:

A couple of days ago, Fox News analyst Ralph Peters said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reminded him of “Stalin-era spokespeople” when it comes to answering questions about the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

Carney on Wednesday defended the Obama administration’s initial response to the attack in calling it the result of a protest over an anti-Islam film, calling the situation “a moving picture.” The White House subsequently walked back that assessment and acknowledged it was a terrorist attack. The State Department said Tuesday there was no protest beforehand.

“I gotta tell you, listening to Jay Carney throws me in the flashbacks,” said Peters, a retired Army officer. “When I was in the military as an officer my specialty was the former Soviet Union, its military, its government. And listening to Jay Carney reminds me of a younger, sleeker version of old Stalin-era spokespeople.”

He continued, “I mean, this White House just makes it up. They lie and when that lie doesn’t work they tell another lie, and when that lie doesn’t work they tell another lie. I’ve never in the course of some pretty bad Republican and Democratic administrations in my lifetime, I’ve never seen such a wanton disregard for the truth.”

Carney was the Washington Bureau Chief for Time Magazine before this post – sounds about right.

Video: Jacob Turk Debates Empty Chair Emanuel Cleaver on the Issues

Jacob Turk took part in a candidates forum at John Knox Village, a retirement community, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, yesterday afternoon. He spoke at length about his positions on the issues and took questions from the small  group of seniors in attendance.  Turk is running for Emanuel Cleaver’s seat in Mo District 5, and has attended numerous candidate forums and debates this election season – but always without an opponent to debate, because Cleaver refuses to participate. Cleaver apparently  figures he has all the votes he needs in district 5, and showing up at these forums is a waste of his time.

Jacob Turk makes a point of showing up for every forum he’s invited to – no matter how small.

He introduced himself by telling an amusing story about how he ended up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As a Marine soon to leave the service in December of 1977, he was given Thanksgiving leave, unexpectedly – and decided to surprise his parents in Indiana…

He expounded on the gravity of the upcoming election, calling it “the turning point election of our lifetimes”:

In the clip, below, he answered a question about what parts of ObamaCare he objected to most.

Turk took a question on Emanuel Cleaver’s car wash loan default, an issue that Cleaver is trying hard to make go away, as the Sacramento Bee recently reported:…

Cleaver initially told KMBZ radio that the car wash had been sold. However, an adviser told The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/RefzB4) that a sale is still “pending.”

Bank of America has sued Cleaver’s company, Cleaver Co. The bank alleges that the company has defaulted on the $1.3 million loan taken out for the Grandview car wash.

Because of penalties and interest, about $1.5 million now is owed on the 2002 loan. The Small Business Administration guaranteed about 75 percent of the loan.

He was also asked about the Senate’s failure to produce a budget, and what could be done about it:

Gary Clark, the organizer of the event told me that he called Emanuel Cleaver’s office in Kansas City, and DC, but was told the Congressman would not be able to fit this candidate’s forum into his schedule:

As Turk noted on the Kris Kobach Show, Sunday night, Cleaver has been AWOL at all of the candidate forums, all year long.

Turk also announced on that show that a recent internal poll showed him slightly ahead of Cleaver with 20% undecided.


Jacob’s not the only Republican debating an empty chair, this election season,

U.S. Rep. Buerkle and Green candidate Ursula Rozum aired differences with empty chair for Democrat Maffei:

Between the two was an empty chair for Democrat Dan Maffei, who turned down an invitation to attend Thursday’s event and three more in the coming weeks. He said the event was a “political scheme” and that Buerkle uses these meetings to distort the truth. Two members of his campaign were in the audience.

Buerkle took the opportunity to say Maffei’s absence was “reprehensible” and a “dereliction of duty.”

His absence left no one to defend Democrats or the Obama administration on military, health care and economic policies.

In California,  candidate for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Emken of Danville, has been making campaign appearances with an empty chair in tow to represent Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

According to the polls, Emken noted, fully 20 percent of California’s voters remained undecided in July and there is a spread of just 12 percent to 15 percent separating the two runoff candidates.

“Dianne Feinstein is not popular. She is just well known. And nothing says entrenched incumbent like a sitting Senator who won’t agree to debate her challenger,” Emken said, shaking her raised right fist for emphasis.

Repeatedly throughout her nearly 40-minute soliloquy, Emken referred to a series of seven position papers posted on her Web site and Facebook page that spell out specifics solutions she has for topics as diverse as health care, job creation, government regulations, national debt, water distribution and storage, energy policies and tax reform.

Why are Democrats, whether incumbents, or challengers  not showing up at these forums? Could it be that it’s just too difficult to defend their party’s economy-crushing policies?