Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Who Knew The White House Could BE Even More Obtuse?

But yet, they can. This has got to be my all-time fave from the current White House spokeseasel, Jay Carney. He came out with a real doozy in response to some questions from ABC News journalist, Jake Tapper regarding the debt issue with which we are dealing:
[snip] TAPPER: OK. The House is passing something that many observers feel would never pass the Senate and the president has said he would veto. The Senate is passing -- the McConnell-Reid plan, it's not clear that that could pass the House. The Gang of Seven plan, it's not clear that that could pass the House. Would this not be an opportune time for a president to lead and say, this --

CARNEY: Leadership is not proposing a plan for the sake of having it voted up or down, and likely voted down because it is -- look, you know how this town works and how Congress works. If an individual, whether Democrat or Republican leader, steps forward and says, this is my plan and solely my plan, it makes it a lot harder for that plan to be the basis for a bipartisan compromise. The way to reach a bipartisan compromise is in bipartisan negotiations where a plan emerges that is the product of that negotiation and is supported by Republicans and Democrats and then presented. Otherwise, your chances of actually achieving something diminish greatly. And I think there is certainly plenty of history to support that idea, and that's the approach.[snip]

Do they go to school for this level of hogwash masquerading as an actual answer? In essence, what Mr. Carney is asserting, is that President Obama is leading by not leading.

You have got to be kidding me with this crap.

I don't think Mr. Tapper bought it, either:
[snip] TAPPER: Every time there have been specifics on the table, the president has not gotten in the boat. With his own deficit commission, he didn't get in that boat.

CARNEY: Jake, we can -- we can argue about this, or we could -- you could have me on and we can talk about this. The president's been very clear about what he's willing to do. And the way the president has approached these negotiations has been designed precisely to achieve a result, and not to achieve political points.

TAPPER: How's that working out for you?

CARNEY: We're closer now than we've ever been. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

"How's that working out for you?" Uh, yeah. More importantly, how has this been working out for US? Not too well, so far, I would wager.

Can you believe this kind of response? So, to extrapolate, you can work hard by not working, you can learn by not studying, you can move forward while standing still, and I could go on. Please feel free to add your own on this, or anything else you please.

As for me, I gotta go take some aspirin... Copyright © 2011 by Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy


Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

Of course they can be more obtuse. Because the Commander in Chief really has no idea what he is doing. And he couldn't formulate a plan if his life depended on it.

This is more nonsense of the "sky will open, light will come down, birds will sing, Republicans and Democrats will get along" genre. Hillary saw it coming. And so did alot of the rest of us.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

You know, SYD, I am afraid you are right. I said something similar to my partner that of course he has no plan because he has no ideas!

If he manages to steal another 4 yrs, they are going to be mighty long ones...

Stray Yellar Dawg? said...

Mighty long. And dangerous for living things. Especially retirees... like we (DH and I) will be when he leaves office :~/

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Indeed, SYD - you summed it up beautifully.

I wonder id Obama's minions will still believe his "work hard" speech when he goes on vacation, throws a lavish birthday party for himself, and does more fundraising than working?

Yeah, I thought so...