There are a few issues going on in our country now. A whole lot, actually, but three big ones, specifically. I’m sure you’ve heard of them.
- The IRS scandal
- The NSA Scandal and security leaks
These issues are not uncomplicated. Associated with these issues are reports of facts suppressed over the Benghazi incident and a continuing unraveling of the IRS scandal. After it was initially reported that it only occurred in the Cincinnati office, it’s been tied back to Washington.
Regarding the NSA incident, James Clapper, the Director of the National Intelligence, recently apologized to Congress for giving a “clearly erroneous” answer to a question regarding the governments collecting data on Americans. To interpret, a “clearly erroneous” answer to a question is what my mother would have called a lie. Yep, I’m going to remember that “clearly erroneous” phrase.
This post is not about these issues, specifically, but about the administration’s current response to them.
However, um, in the words of Ron Burgundy, these things are “kind of a big deal.” Yet, apparently our current administration doesn’t think so.
In a press conference last week, and in a TV interview with MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Jay Carney said these issues were “Phony scandals” and “Fake scandals.” When called out on those comments by Scarborough, Carney’s response was essentially, “The President has appointed someone to take care of it and we should move on.”
Apparently, this is going to be the administration’s response to how they are going to handle these issues that are plaguing their administration, and our country.
With everything that’s going on, Obama has decided to go on a campaign tour about the economy. As part of his address, he said “”With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.” It’s honestly hard to believe that this is what he said.
The self-professed most transparent administration in history has decided “there’s nothing to see here.”
Jay Carney and Joe Scarborough
“Clearly Erroneous” Clapper
Obama comments on phony scandal