Okay Fine, Senior Officials Knew the IRS Report was Coming, but Nobody Told Obama
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    Okay Fine, Senior Officials Knew the IRS Report was Coming, but Nobody Told Obama

    This is un real, that's what's going on in the white house. The action of plausible denial, as long as no one tells you what's going on, you can say you don't know about anything. This sure isn't any way to run a country is it??????



    Even MSNBC can’t fully turn a blind eye to how things seem to keep “evolving” in the briefing room these days. So we’re clear, Carney’s new version of events is that top-level White House officials knew about the Inspector General’s investigation into the IRS for some time, but chose not to inform the president about it. He claims that President Obama’s chief of staff, top lawyer, and Treasury Secretary all knew this political megabomb was about to detonate, but decided their boss didn’t need to know about it. I’m…struggling to believe that, but at least it’s spawned an amusing Twitter hashtag, #WhatArentTheyTellingObama. Just to keep the “who knew what?” inquiries straight, there are two basic questions pertaining to White House knowledge of the IRS scandal that remain unresolved, both of which have inched closer to the president’s door in recent days. The first involves when Team Obama — within the administration or at the campaign — first knew about the practice of IRS targeting. Carney and the president were both a bit cagey on this point last week, then numerous media outlets reported on Friday that high-ranking administration officials at Treasury found out about the targeting scheme in June of 2012. That would be roughly six months before the election, in case that wasn’t clear. Did Treasury brass fail to impart that knowledge to anyone else? Really? The second question is when, specifically, the president himself knew about the Inspector General’s report (and therefore, the scandal).

    Obama has intimated that his first whiff of the entire scandal came in the form of media reports two Fridays ago. Even if Obama wasn’t aware of the scheme before the election (I’m not fully convinced of this), doesn’t it seem suspicious that virtually everyone around him did know about the impending IG findings, yet he was scrupulously frozen out of the loop? Carney acknowledged that Obama has repeatedly met with in-the-know subordinates over the last month, insisting that none of them breathed a word about it (and for or another interesting wrinkle about Obama’s appointment schedule and the IRS scandal, read this). If that’s the case, it looks like the White House has been working awfully hard to insulate the president from some real nastiness — which begs the question posed in the above hashtag. Cloistered aloofness doesn’t look great on any president; it’s possible that the White House has concluded it’s still the least damaging posture for him to adopt.
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    If the American people are fine with that explanation, then we are farther gone than even I suspected.
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    Why would anyone be surprised by this. Obama is the CEO, he sets the tone and surrounds himself with people that will carry on that tone. Obama has plotted the course he wants. His job is done. Doesn't matter at this point where he is or what he's doing when these scandal bomb shells hit. He has people that carry on his tone. Meanwhile he has complete plausible deniability.
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    Plausible deniability does not alleviate responsiblity. Ask any jr Lt or NCO, just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief1297 View Post
    Plausible deniability does not alleviate responsiblity. Ask any jr Lt or NCO, just saying...
    Anyone with half a brain knows this. The low information crowd and loyal democrats don't care. I have no doubt that Obama would be more that happy to take responsibility for these scandals to show us all what a great leader he can be. The buck stops with him. Trouble is he's still waiting for the buck to get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuhr52 View Post
    Anyone with half a brain knows this. The low information crowd and loyal democrats don't care. I have no doubt that Obama would be more that happy to take responsibility for these scandals to show us all what a great leader he can be. The buck stops with him. Trouble is he's still waiting for the buck to get there.
    Perhaps if he would stay in the oval office instead of shooting hoops, playing golf, going to fund raisers and going on vacation obummer would know what his minions are doing!!!!! But I do not believe for 1 second that he did not know what is going on. But what obummer and his minions are saying, "We are stupid and incompetent!!!" But this is something I and many others knew in 2007!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    0bama is the new Sgt " I know nothing " Schultz. Trouble is, he really does know nothing. Nothing about leadership. Nothing about history. Nothing about National Security. Nothing about what the heck he is supposed to know everything about, responsibility.
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    First of all I don't want Obama to stay in the Whitehouse. He is far less dangerous on the golf course. I wouldn't give up yet. Nixon got reelected after Watergate started and it took a year for this to get serious.

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