Obama Uses The Marion Barry Defense


“Bitch set me up” – Marion Barry

Remember that emergency White House confab with the Journolistas yesterday? The Obama administration has some new talking points to disseminate. They are blaming it on a lawyer with yucky ladyparts.


Advisers Urged Obama Early On To Release Comprehensive Benghazi Timeline

How Obama got tripped up by his lawyers.

The White House Counsel’s office advised senior Obama officials to keep quiet about the attack in Benghazi during the weeks preceding last year’s November presidential election, according to two administration sources.

BuzzFeed has learned that key members of President Obama’s national security team, including deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes, pushed to release a comprehensive timeline of events documenting the attack that would also synthesize the views of the various government agencies into one report. The CIA also wanted the White House to put out such a timeline, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Those plans were quashed, however, when the White House Counsel’s office, which is led by Kathryn Ruemmler, advised the officials to not release any information to the public out of fear it could be used against them in any subsequent investigations and other legal complications.


BuzzFeed’s sources said the legal advice proved frustrating for a number of officials in the president’s orbit, who felt they would have better served to put to rest controversy that has lasted nine months.

“It was aggravating,” one administration official said. “It comes back to Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler. I hate to say it, as it sounds like piling on, but it’s on her doorstep too.”

Ruemmler has also come under fire this week for not making the president and others aware of the IRS investigation.

See, they wanted to tell us the truth but that nasty lawyer woman wouldn’t let them!

I just can’t help but wonder whether Ruemmler was at the meeting when the guys decided she was expendable.

“I’ve got an idea! Let’s blame the woman!”


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56 Responses to Obama Uses The Marion Barry Defense

  1. angienc (D) says:

    A woman *and* a lawyer — it’s a twofer for the vile progs to spew their venom.

    Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler.

    Seriously, that’s pathetic.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Of course she is bound by attorney-client privilege and can’t defend herself.

      • angienc (D) says:

        Well of course — those asshats are *not* as dumb as they look.

      • angienc (D) says:

        Please note, Lois Lerner — who’s getting ready to plead the 5th tomorrow in front of Congress to protect Obama — is a woman and an attorney as well.

        Hillary — took the fall for Benghazi
        Lerner — is taking the fall (no other way to describe taking the 5th) for the IRS
        Kathryn Ruemmler, Kathyrn Ruemmler, Kathryn Ruemmler. — taking the fall for both by “wrongly advising” and/or “withholding info from” Obama.

        Hmm, those 3 seem to have something in common, don’t they?

        (And that’s not even counting the way they threw Susan Rice out on the Sunday talk shows to push a lie that everyone of them knew was a lie about Benghazi).

    • fif says:

      So how do the virulently misogynistic progs square the fact that Obama – the ultimate cool dude and the most brilliant man in the universe – blindly follows orders from women all the time?

    • fif says:

      It’s like Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!

  2. bluestate says:

    and so, buzzfeed is now the “paper” of record… for the incompetent, corrupt asshole generation

    • Lulu says:

      It is the national version of the local city “head” freebie tabloid with edgy reporting making fun of the local rubes, hicks, cops and mental cases supported by ads for sex shops, tattoo parlors, illegal sublets, and anal wart cream. Buzzfeed are such pissants that the DOJ hasn’t bothered to obtain their phone records.

  3. 1539days says:

    The comments are telling. Everyone either knows about the “secret” White House meeting, knows this is complete BS, or both.

  4. yttik says:

    So many women to blame, so little time..

  5. votermom says:

    So many self-radicalized nice young men …

  6. votermom says:

  7. Funny comment over at GatewayPundit re: I RS story: “Let’s ask Man’s Country in Chicago for its members list.”

  8. votermom says:

    • yttik says:

      I know! The irony of her pleading the 5th kind of takes your breath away! Not to mention that the 5th is supposed to protect you from abuses of government power, when in fact, she is government power! She, and this administration’s abuse of power, is why we have a bill of rights in the first place.

      • votermom says:

        stole that tweet from someone’s comment in an earlier thread – was it you?
        It’s a really great point.

      • fif says:

        I think her taking the 5th makes them look even guiltier. Something to hide perhaps? What a snake pit.

  9. Seems kind of stupid to blame the lawyer. A lawyer’s job is to advise about legal stuff — liability, exposure, etc — and has to know a ton about the law so s/he can see ahead of time what the legal ramifications might be for any policy, action, statement (really any decision) the president makes. Unless she gave obama incompetent legal advice — incredibly unlikely — what the hell can they blame her for?? He has a small army of political advisers whose job is to direct him politically.

    Geez. The lawyer? Really? Every lawyer I know takes their responsibility to advise extremely seriously, and there’s no reason to think Ruemmler is any different. You dont rise that high if you’re not a top-notch legal eagle.

    Also, lawyers are loyal to each other and the principles of their profession — a lot like journalists actually. They may not agree with each other about politics or even the law, but when the powers that be go after one of them they will close ranks.

    • Mary says:

      Myiq’s right—they chose her to blame, because under the rules of attorney/client relationship (privacy), she can’t tell her side or respond with different facts. They KNOW that.

      • votermom says:

        Like a murder suspect accusing the priest he confessed to.

      • votermom says:

      • Yep. And I hope this fiasco doesn’t descend into debating the finer points of laws most of us non-lawyers dont really understand, but (haha) from the little I’ve read, there seems to be a big exception to A/C privilege protection, namely 3rd parties. If there is a 3rd party (non-lawyer) present during a discussion between the attorney and her/his client then that communication is not shielded.

        If true, I wonder what the white house logs will show about meetings between Ruemmler and obama. How many of them were one on one? If it’s a general meeting with top staff, including Ruemmler, about Benghazi or the IRS, how could Ruemmler or obama argue that the discussion was shielded by A/C privilege?

        • angienc (D) says:

          Also A/C privilege is an “honor system” kind of thing — the court can’t compel an attorney to break it, but the attorney herself can choose too — sure she’ll getin trouble with the bar with some sort of disciplinary action (up to and including possibly loosing her license) but it’s up to her. If she pleads A/C privilege then she’s a willful participant in the cover up to protect Obama.
          Anyone watch that series The Following this past spring? The Obama cultists remind me of Joe Caroll’s.

        • angienc (D) says:

          Man there is a lot of typos/misspellings in that ^^ post of mine. Sorry — I blame the iPhone I’m using (can’t really see what you just typed).

    • angienc (D) says:

      First, there isn’t much this gang of idiots do that isn’t stupid — but stupid done wrong seems to be what people want (at least 51.6% of them). But yes blaming the lawyer really is stupid *especially* given this is the President of the United States — also a lawyer himself (and a wicked awesome Constitutional “scholar” no less!) whom she’s advising. In criminal appeals “ineffective assistance of counsel” is of the last resort of the truly guilty because they can’t argue anything else. Seems the same rules apply with these criminals.

      • yttik says:

        It’s also really stupid to claim you had incompetent counsel, when the crime is so obvious that average Americans who aren’t even lawyers get it. Do you really need a lawyer telling you that it’s not okay to cover up the attack on Benghazi and lie about it? Do you really need a lawyer to tell you that using the IRS to target your political enemies is wrong?

      • fif says:

        It also makes him look utterly weak. Who is leading the country? Kathryn Ruemmler? I don’t remember her from the primaries.

    • lildoggy4u says:

      She may have said, “Mr. President, if you tell the truth, they’ll impeach your ass”. Simple as that.

  10. votermom says:

    new tag #IBlameKathrynRuemmler

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s an op-ed taking Obama’s “faux compassion” (re: New Jersey, Oklahoma disasters) to task. Jersey folks are still bogged down with recovery and repair efforts of Sandy, FEMA seemed to make it worse.


  12. driguana says:

    Second day of riots in Stockholm, Sweden…no mention of who but I bet one could guess it might just be a neighborhood of some ethnic persuasion….

    • lyn says:

      My sweet cousin lives in the suburb where the riots are happening, and wrote that the rioters are young immigrant men who want everything without having to make an effort to work.

    • smile says:

      When there is a media blackout of who is rioting, you know that the rioters are Muslim. Otherwise, we are always told very specifically that the violence is being carried out by the Buddhists, or the Hindus, or the Evangelists, or the Jews, or the Indians, or the conversatives, or the Tamils, or the anarchists, or the Serbs, or the “you-name-its”.

  13. votermom says:


  14. jeffhas says:

    So who recommended her? who hired her? Who listened to her advice?

    You’re telling me it took them 9 months to figure out it was bad advice? After 3 months of grilling, and congressional hearings they didn’t know they were in some sh*t?

    It seems like it comes back to the ‘we are stoopid’ defense.

    This is not going to stop the train that’s coming….

  15. votermom says:

  16. votermom says:

    This is the issue that the GOP presidential wannabes should run on

  17. OJ is also blaming his lawyer. She’s represnting HIM too?? #IBlameKathrynRuemmler— Darragh Murphy (@pumapac) May 22, 2013

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  19. yttik says:

    This is off topic, but somebody put their dresser in my hallway last night. I am such a slow learner, I body slammed that thing three different times. The third time, I decided to fight back, which is when I got the worst of it.

    I am totally blaming Kathryn Ruemmler.

  20. myiq2xu says:

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