TAX EVADER BONO COULDN'T STOP PRAISING CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O THIS WEEK, THE SAME WAY HE USED TO LAVISH PRAISE ON BULLY BOY BUSH.
BONO TRULY IS PART OF "THE ASS LICKING, DYING REGIME." AND WILL BE AS LONG AS HE DOESN'T HAVE TO PAY TAXES OR TAKE A BATH.
GO HOME, BONO, TRULY GO HOME.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Let's start with Benghazi because, like Elaine, I'm getting real damn tired of Our Liar Of The Left. Today OLOFL calls out CNN's Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett, ABC's Jake Tapper, PBS' Kwame Holman and others. Could they all be wrong?
Certainly. Anyone can be wrong. I'm wrong all the time. That's part of life.
I'm also not concerned with 'tone' -- with one exception -- because you should call people out in your own voice and not someone elses, we need more voices hitting more notes not a choir of tenors all hitting the same damn note. My exception? OLOFL's sexism is well known and I did notice that Erin Burnett gets a special kind of attack different from the men.
Today OLOTL accuses the journalists of many things including "cherry picking." He's the one who's cherry picking. Susan Rice went on television six days after the September 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. She went on multiple programs. Journalists have to condense. That is not the same thing as "cherry picking." They're dealing with the totality of Susan Rice's presentation.
Some try to argue she's the messenger. Yes, I believe she was confirmed to be that. I believe that's what an ambassador does. But the American people don't give a damn if she was just the messenger or not. She went on television and spoke about Benghazi. She was flat out wrong. Now if anyone wants to argue that Susan Rice is incompetent, he might get some takers. But to argue that she couldn't help it and blah blah blah? No. That ship sailed a long time ago. She was going on every network Sunday morning.
CBS' Face The Nation, NBC's Meet The Press, ABC's This Week, CNN's State of the Union, Fox News Sunday -- am I missing one? All links go to transcripts -- Fox News was smart enough to put their video and transcript together. She presented the same bad talking points over and over. Five live interviews that morning? She should have known her facts before she gave the first one, she should have known her facts and been up to date before the first interview (which dismisses the claim that Saturday evening a new view emerged and poor Susan Rice woke up Sunday morning, took out her curlers and stepped in front of the camera). She used "spontaneous" in every interview (Somerby attacks Anderson for noting "spontaneous"). Susan Rice was the messenger because the State Dept wasn't going to lie. Susan Rice shouldn't have been on TV. It should have been Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or someone else at the State Dept, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, etc. Susan Rice? Please. The US Ambassador to the United Nations?
That was above her head. If she's stupid enough to think she can ace it, then she's stupid enough to earn the blame for her idiotic statements which -- even in the official White House timeline -- are now out of date and wrong.
I've done press junkets. As I go from interview to interview, I have someone telling me if any information has changed and I'm revising my remarks to include that -- and that's the entertainment industry. Susan Rice should have known the information that came in on Saturday before she spoke on Sunday. If no one bothered to inform her, that's also on her because she should have demanded it when she agreed to do the programs, "I need to know every update that comes in between now and when I step on camera."
Is that hard? Well so is life. And if you're going to go on TV to speak about an attack that claimed the lives of 4 Americans (Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Chris Stevens) and speak on behalf of the US government, your job is to be prepared.
She wasn't or she lied. She was incompetent or she lied.
Actually, she may have been incompetent and a liar.
I see this as a lie, ". . . what we understand to be the assessment at present" (Face The Nation, similar words used on other programs). That's a lie. That's, according to the White House, the assessment early Saturday afternoon as she got a briefing. It wasn't Saturday evening's assessment. It certainly wasn't Sunday morning's assessment.
Again, if you're going on TV to do live interviews and you are representing the US government, you need the most current information. She didn't do the work required. Maybe she wasn't smart enough to know what work was required? Maybe her personal time Saturday and Sunday was more important to her? I have no idea. But she went on TV Sunday morning and gave out-of-date information according to the White House's version of events.
She should have cared a little less about protecting the White House and a little more about serving the American people. Barack Obama is not paying her, the American people are. She works for the American people and she takes an oath to the Constitution, not to a office, not to a person.
She wants to be Secretary of State and Barack wants her to as well. If nominated, she'll be jumping over Senator John Kerry which should raise eyebrows considering her awful record in the last four years in terms of public diplomacy. And that's the only record she has. Yet she's going to be put in charge of the US State Dept which is in charge of Iraq? This liar or incompetent or both is going to be put over the billions of dollars the US is still pouring into Iraq? America needs someone trustworthy in that position. Susan Rice is a joke to many American people. She's not up to the job and she comes in as a joke. This is how Barack Obama wants to waste his time post-election?
I thought the second term was going to be about getting things done. I thought this was the term Barack was going to get to work. So choosing between a qualified nominee (John Kerry) who is an automatic approved by the Senate nominee and between the unqualified Susan Rice who already has senators opposed to her, Barack's going to waste America's time with Susan Rice? (Because he's a senator, John Kerry's an automatic confirmation. That's how it goes historically. The Senate rushes to confirm its current and former colleagues.) So America's going to have to suffer through weeks of drama because Barack can't stop fixating on Susan Rice? And let's be clear that, if Rice had any integrity, she'd look at the situation herself, realize what a liability she is and announce she was not interested in the post.
The phrase the White House and its employees need to learn is "for the good of the country."
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