Senate Dem Aide: White House ‘Has Sunk From Annoying To Embarrassing’

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Sure, the Democrats are taking the rest of us down with them. But that shouldn’t keep us from having a laugh at their expense as their world falls apart and they claw at each other’s throats. Tee-hee!

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal:

The relationship between the White House and Senate Democrats hit a new low Tuesday evening after the administration’s press office released a transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in Iowa on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The problem: The subject line of the e-mail referred to Braley as the “Democratic candidate for governor…”

Governor, Senator, whatever. Who can keep track? The White House has better things to do. Like booking Obama’s next tee time.

Indicating the sensitivity of the mistake, top Senate Democratic officials wasted no time lashing out at the Obama administration’s political team in response, suggesting it was acting like a junior varsity operation two weeks before the midterms…

“The ineptitude of the White House political operation has sunk from annoying to embarrassing,” one senior Senate Democratic aide told National Journal.

As for Obama’s claim that the lurkers support him in e-mail the Democrats fleeing from him in droves are actually big fans of his behind the scenes? My suspicions have proven correct:

Another Senate official told the Washington Post that Obama’s comments were “not devised with any input from Senate leadership.”

He doesn’t need anybody else’s input. He just says whatever he thinks will protect his ego and get him through the next five minutes. Other people’s concerns have nothing to do with it. Consensus reality has nothing to do with it.

The rest of us caught on years ago: Obama screws up everything he touches, and then he lies to cover it up. Now, less than two weeks before the midterms, even his ostensible allies can’t escape it anymore.

Enjoy their mounting panic.

White House Caught Doctoring Transcript of Obama’s Speech


Administration “effectively lying to the American people”

by Paul Joseph Watson | October 21, 2014

Amidst a debate about White House control over pool reporters who have to get approval before submitting their stories, the Obama administration has been caught doctoring the transcript of remarks made by President Obama during a DNC fundraiser.

The official White House transcript of the speech significantly amends the following passage;

“One of the nice things about being home is actually that it’s a little bit like a time capsule. Because Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills (laughter) – I think eventually they got paid — but they’re sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff.”

The version that appeared in the official transcript excised the part relating to unpaid bills to read, “there’s still junk on my desk, including some — newspapers and all kinds of stuff.”

The White House later claimed that the words did not appear in the transcript because the stenographer did not hear the omitted phrase. The transcript was subsequently amended with the word “inaudible” in place of the missing phrase.

As veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler notes, “Somehow, it wasn’t inaudible to the White House pool reporters, who picked up on the discrepancy between what was said and what was in the transcript.”

Koffler charges that the administration is outstripping even the Bush White House for propaganda on this front, accusing them of “effectively lying to the American people.”

The controversy arrives amidst an ongoing altercation between White House pool reporters and the Obama administration over freedom of the press.

Under the current system, the White House is able to demand changes to pool reports before distributing them to news outlets, federal agencies, and congressional offices.

The Obama administration has on numerous occasions asked the reports to be changed, prompting the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) to set up a replacement distribution model which is now gaining traction and threatens to derail the Obama administration’s control over pool reports.



CDC compares spread of Ebola to AIDS while White House talks fashion


The White House somehow found the time to host a fashion show despite government officials admitting they are completely unprepared for an AIDS-like Ebola pandemic in the U.S.

Even though a customs agent admitted his department is not trained or equipped to deal with individuals infected with Ebola and the Secretary of Health and Human Services revealed there may be others with Ebola in the U.S., in addition to a mainstream reporter admitting “we’re screwed,” the Obama administration still held the “Fashion Education Workshop” on Wednesday in the largest room in the White House.

“All right, we’re just going to break this up one moment and just say, is this not cool?” Michelle Obama said to those in attendance. “I mean, come on. You’re in the White House. There are some of the most impressive people in fashion here to teach you all, and to reach out and to mentor you.”

“And there’s food. What more could you ask for?”

Perhaps a temporary ban on travelers from Ebola-struck countries, for one? Or health officials who actually follow proper disease protocols meant to prevent a deadly virus such as Ebola from spreading?

Right now Ebola is spreading with an intensity not seen since the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

“I would say that in the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,” Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said to the United Nations.

Yesterday the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, died in a Dallas hospital and others are showing symptoms of Ebola, including a Dallas Co. Deputy Sheriff who was ordered to enter Duncan’s apartment without protective gear.

Two other deputies are feeling sick, according to Scott Guiselman, President of the Dallas Sheriff Fraternal Order of Police.

“We were not provided with Hazmat suits or anything like that,” he told CNN.

And this wasn’t a freak accident but rather the norm in the government’s response to Ebola, which is unlikely to improve if the White House’s preoccupation with a fashion show is any indication.

Even the recently announced “fever screenings” at five U.S. airports are nothing more than security theater because the screenings can be beaten with Ibuprofen which reduces fever.

“The fever-screening instruments run low and aren’t that accurate,” Sean Kaufman, who previously worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said. “People can take Ibuprofen to reduce their fever enough to pass screening, and why wouldn’t they?”

Obama’s monsters ball: How the White House opened its doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators and homophobes and turned blind eye to their human rights record

President Barack Obama drew a diplomatic line at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe.
But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records.
The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented.
The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.
Many of the leaders were later photographed in the White House, posing for individual portraits with Obama and the First Lady.
The President’s opening speech avoided the prickly issues of homophobia and torture and instead sought out similarities between the two continents.
He opened with: ‘I stand before you as the president of the United States, a proud American. I also stand before you as the son of a man from Africa’.
Before going on to say: ‘Our faith traditions remind us of the inherent dignity of every human being and that our work as nations must be rooted in empathy and compassion for each other, as brothers and as sisters.’
Here we run the rule over nine of the most controversial leaders who enjoyed the lavish affair.

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Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’


From the White House website, posted on Sunday, July 27 (emphasis added):

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.

Earlier this month a Gallup poll indicated that 72% of Muslims approve of the job Obama is doing, even though his support has plummeted among virtually every other group.

Two weeks ago, Obama celebrated the Muslim holiday of Ramadan in the White House.