White House Presser Live Blog

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Obama is still trying to put out the scandal fires. He’s so desperate he’s allegedly going to answer questions from the media. He’s never faced an unfriendly media before.

Let’s see what happens.


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87 Responses to White House Presser Live Blog

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Fox says ten more minutes.

  2. swanspirit says:

    Scandal #4 : CNN and Jake Tapper reports the DOJ has LOST 2 terrorists in the relocation program , pass the popcorn please ..

  3. myiq2xu says:

    My clock says 9:24 am. Fox is talking to their guy in Kabul and it says the local time there is 8:54 p.m.


  4. HELENK says:

    chronic lateness is a sign of ignorance and bad manners

  5. myiq2xu says:
  6. It’s really too bad (LOL) the Turkish flag is So crescent and star…. And red to boot! I am sure Chris Matthew’s “haters” will make a big deal about THAT too! “Obama stands in front of Muslim Flag at White House”

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Bret Baier and Chris Wallace on Fox’s panel. Still no ‘Bam. Quck ciggy?

  8. I hope they ask if Miller is simply retiring or was he fired. He was term-limited out of his current position on June 1st anyway.

    If retiring he gets his pension, health care etc, but if fired he gets nothing, right??

    Anybody know?

    • swanspirit says:

      I was wondering if anyone will ask that , but I have a sneaking suspicion that Miller is being rewarded for taking the fall .

    • Somebody says:

      I can answer that Murphy. If Miller retires then yes he gets his pension and health care.

      If he were to be fired then no he would not get those. He would however be entitled to what he personally paid into his pension over the years, but not the matching amount the government paid.

      Also, and this is a big also…..if fired he would have the opportunity to contest his firing, there would have to be grounds. The entire thing would be litigated and the government would have to prove that he knew and was involved with or knew and actively covered up the things that happened at the IRS. The government would also then be put in the difficult situation of proving what the IRS did was inappropriate and illegal……..because if it wasn’t then why did they fire him. Kind of a catch 22. What do you think the odds are the government wants to take on a case like that???

      They could find other grounds to fire him, trust me if they want to find a reason they’ll find one. However in this case expediency seemed to be the name of the game…….so yes he’s retiring and he’ll get his pension. Keep your eye out for him because I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut in six months to a year he’s some kind of high paid consultant. Maybe at a think tank, maybe a lobbyist who knows.

      • Thanks very much, Somebody.

        Are they fucking kidding? That is totally inexcusable.

        How stupid do they think we are? Disgusted.

        • Somebody says:

          You know this is kind of going off topic slightly, but something just occurred to me when I was answering your question. It’s a little down in the weeds but here goes.

          The federal government changed their retirement system in 1984 I believe it was. I think most federal employees hired after 1984 were put into the new system called FERS. I vaguely remember something about 1986, but I think that was allowing people to switch. Stay with me now. The old system was a defined benefit pension called CSRS, so when I answered Murphy I answered based on that system which from what I’ve read is the system Mr. Miller is under…….technically he’s under an off shoot of that called senior executive which means he gets a higher percentage calculation…..but that’s neither here nor there.

          Here is my main point, the FERS program is like a 401k. The employee pays in a certain amount of money and their employer in this case the federal government pays in a matching amount up to a certain point there are percentage and dollar limits to the match. The employee has some control over the account but mostly it functions like a 401k. It’s actually a thrift savings plan, the money can be moved around in different approved funds but that’s the limit of control the employee has…….but it’s THEIR money just like your 401k is your money. When the employee retires they draw from that and social security which they also paid into just like anybody in the private sector. Technically you get a small stipend until your social security kicks in, but Congress has been chipping away at that so it’s mostly for law enforcement, air traffic and other jobs that have a maximum age of employment…..and some of the regular jobs are grandfathered and some I think you can go at 62 and get a stipend until social security.

          Now with that back drop think about the government executive going forward. There aren’t very many people in government under the old CSRS defined plan and the ones that are out there will retire over the next decade. Think about the revolving door of money and influence and then think about government executives that aren’t really bound by a pension…….they can take their tsp account with them. The only hold the government will have is health insurance and criminal proceedings.

        • insanelysane says:

          Based on having the majority re-elect Obama, they are pretty sure we are damn stupid.
          Disclaimer: I did not ever for the the One. ( I’m not stupid!)

  9. myiq2xu says:
    • Lulu says:

      Wouldn’t it be amazing if they switched it up and asked non approved questions? I know it isn’t going to happen with the whining weasels in the press but it would be fun to watch confusion and then a hissy fit by the CiC.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Fucking asshat. I have to leave for a little while. I figured I would watch the presser first. If it had started on time I could have.

    • Lulu says:

      He is showing them who is the bossman. Beta behavior.

      • Mary says:

        Yes. Verrrry passive-aggressive.

      • Constance says:

        So true and Obama has to be being advised by an ace behavior and psychology person. Obama really manipulates well. These latest AP and IRS scandals give him designated scape goats and topics he can agree with everyone are outrageous. It deflects the attention from Benghazi where his stone walling and out right lies about incompetence are apparent.

  11. piper says:

    Here’s something to occupy you while awaiting Bronco and his merry band of lies.
    IRS buying shotguns for their agents.

  12. on now

    debating whether to don these headphones and listen to him drone on stutteringly. It is difficult to both drone on and stutter at the same time, but obama is an overachiever as he likes to remind everyone. all the time.

  13. wants congress to help with improving embassy security. “keeping faith” for the victims of benghazi

  14. HELENK says:

    make what was a non-issue an issue funding. sneakiy way to lay Benghazi on congress?

  15. gram cracker says:


    “It’s very, very disturbing what we’re seeing here,” Bob Schieffer tells Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell on CBS This Morning, but he’s not talking about the scandals — at least not directly. Instead, Schieffer describes the lack of confidence induced by plausibility run amok, where no one in executive positions knows anything except what they read in the newspaper. In the case of this administration, knowledge would certainly destroy their paradise, which is why Jay Carney spent so much time this week painting the Leader of the Free World as something of a hermit with a satellite dish.

    BHO is looking more and more like OBL wrapped up in his snuggy cocoon watching himself on the teevee.

  16. DeniseVB says:

  17. HELENK says:

    how many minutes has he spent on a non answer on when he knew about the IRS?

  18. way too long of a question. gives the person answering too much wiggle room.

  19. Somebody says:

    OMG the answer to this question about leaving them out to dry is going immediately into a Crossroads Benghazi ad

  20. HELENK says:


    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 6m

    If you don’t believe the WH had anything to do with IRS targeting, I’ve got a corrupt ballerina mayor in Chicago to sell you.

  21. swanspirit says:

    He is the MutherFucking Hypocrite in Chief.
    Barack Hypocrite Obama

    • fif says:

      That has always been the key for me: his hypocrisy. His lies know no bounds – and the fury that he has gotten away with the facade his whole life.

  22. gram cracker says:

    Aren’t any of the esteemed fourth estate journalists going to ask the Turkish PM “Why did the Turkish envoy meet with Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012?”. What did they discuss/arrange? Seems like a lost opportunity to start redeeming themselves if they don’t even ask basic questions like that.

  23. Somebody says:

    I rewound it he said those in the intelligence community have to know that folks back home have their and we’re not leaving them out there high and dry

    OMFG, I give it 24 hours max and that quote is going to be in Benghazi ads

  24. Somebody says:

    Yep intelligence has to have confidence that the folks back home have their backs, that we won’t leave them out there high and dry.

    What utter balls after he DID leave those in Benghazi high and dry, when he did turn his back on them.

  25. Constance says:

    Well at least it’s a kind of new narrative, the press is pretty much grateful for whatever word gifts Obama gives them.

  26. More lies: the supposedly super grave threat to the American people that the AP leak caused? nonsense. The AP did in fact hold the story for 5 days as per CIA request because of national security threats. On Day 5 the CIA told the AP that the threat was over but would they pretty please still hold the story because the White House was planning to announce the very same story the next day and the WH did not want their campaigner in chief to have his thunder stolen. The AP and CIA tried to negotiate a situation where the AP would release the story an hour before obama’s announcement but the WH said NO WAY, at most the AP could have a 5 minute lead on the story. AP said no thanks and went ahead and published the day before obama’s big terrorism win announcement.

    In other words, there was ZERO threat from the leak and the only reason obama wanted the AP to hold their story was political (dont rain on my campaign parade)

    So, that’s why the DOJ came down like a ton of avenging bricks on the AP. Not because they gave a shit about national security but because you DO NOT MESS with obama’s campaign.

    link is to hotair but the story is being reported in the mainest of the mainstream Washington Post.


  27. DeniseVB says:

    Interesting …. #hit from the IRS.gov site. Bored employees?


  28. HELENK says:

    terrorist in justice dept given new names. new names not given to the TSA to update no fly list.

    I feel so secure NOT

    our country is being run by F troop

    • fif says:

      Unflippin-believable! It’s like Security 101.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      F Troop would be a vast improvement. They may have been lowly peons, accident prone, slow on the uptake and disorganized but they were sincere. And Wrangler knew how to use the telegraph equipment.

  29. votermom says:

    Classy classy Obama

  30. more lies. The republican house did not cut embassy security budgets. They simply gave the president less than he asked for in his budget proposal. Standard operating procedure in every budget negotiation. In fact the repub congress gave him MORE of the money he asked for than the democratic house did in 2009-2010 (a lot more).

    “Moreover, while Boxer claims that Republicans “cut” the budget, she is only comparing it to what the Obama administration proposed. The reality is that funding for embassy security has increased significantly in recent years. ”

    “During hearings into the attack last fall and this month, State Department officials were specifically asked if a lack of financial resources played a role in the attack. The answer was no.”

    this is also from WaPo

  31. swanspirit says:

    FB comment : Winning quote from Jay Carney this morning ” The Obama administration has no knowledge whatsoever of any actions taken by the Obama administration …..

  32. foxyladi14 says:

    the AP’s best response to the DOJ’s intrusion is to assign as many investigative reporters as they can to all aspects of DOJ’s activities, including Fast and Furious, the Minnesota scandal involving Tom Perez, Eric Holder’s life history (including an armed take-over at Columbia during his college years), and everything else they can think of. That should even-up the scales the next time the DOJ or other government agencies think about overstepping their bounds.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/the_mainstream_media_obama_psychodrama.html#ixzz2TUJaPrM4
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    • 1539days says:

      If the MSM has trouble going after Obama, here’s a little advice. Replace a picture of Obama in their heads with one of Sarah Palin, then treat him accordingly. I’d start at the men’s clubs in Chicago.

  33. foxyladi14 says:

    the Marines, they did as ordered! The question is, did Obama do this to put on a show of power or was the President to stupid to get out of the rain? 🙄

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ll go with too stupid to get out of the rain 😉 Showers were in the DC forecast today, they should have moved into the Press Room.

  34. DeniseVB says:

    Marines aren’t allowed to hold umbrellas, unless the President asks them too 😀 That’s our Prezzy.


    • fembotsforobama says:

      It just looks wrong. They are there to defend him, not to be his personal valet.

  35. foxyladi14 says:

    Marines only allowed to hold umbrella’s for ladies. 😆

  36. foxyladi14 says:

    Must take both hands to read TOTUS. 🙂

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