Lame Duck Makes Lame Threat

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With a little over a month left in his term, Obama is trying to sound like he has a pair:

Obama Vows Retaliation for Suspected Russian Hacking

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.

Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin was personally involved, Obama said in an interview that anytime a foreign government tries to interfere in U.S. elections, the nation must take action “and we will at a time and place of our own choosing.”

“Some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be,” he told NPR News Thursday. “But Mr. Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him directly about it.”

White House officials said it was “fact” that Russian hacking helped Donald Trump’s campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Administration officials on Thursday also assailed Trump himself, saying he must have known of Russia’s interference. Obama was to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday afternoon.

No proof was offered for any of the accusations, the latest to unsettle America’s uneasy transition from eight years under Obama to a new Republican administration led by Trump. The claims of Russian meddling in the election also have heightened already debilitating tensions between Washington and Moscow over Syria, Ukraine and a host of other disagreements.


Sarah Palin can hear Vlad laughing from her front porch.

But wait! There’s more!

Clinton says Putin grudge led Russia to hack Dem groups

Hillary Clinton said Thursday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alleged involvement in the hacking of Democratic organizations during the 2016 election stemmed from a longtime grudge Putin has held against her.

Meanwhile, her campaign chairman, John Podesta, issued a scathing rebuke of the FBI, writing in a Washington Post op-ed that “something is deeply broken” at the bureau.

[…]

According to sources who were present, she did not mention President-elect Donald Trump, but her comments reacting to news that the United States intelligence assessment of the 2016 hacking suggests Putin was involved was seen in the room as an implicit knock against the President-elect.

One of the sources said Clinton reacted to recent news by saying that she was proud as secretary of state to have defended democracy when confronted by the Russian president.

She also said Putin held a grudge against her stemming from Clinton’s comments about Russia’s 2011 parliamentary elections. Clinton issued a sharp critique of Russia’s parliamentary elections as secretary of state, suggesting that the elections were not free and fair. Putin then blamed Clinton for protests that broke out afterward.


Meanwhile:

Intelligence officials refuse to brief House panel on Russian hacking

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday blasted as “unacceptable” the refusal of the FBI, CIA and National Intelligence directors to brief his panel on the Russian cyber attacks that occurred during the presidential campaign.

Nunes had requested that National Intelligence Director James Clapper, with participation from FBI Director James Comey and CIA Director John Brennan, brief committee members in a closed session on Thursday. That briefing has now been cancelled.

The California Republican, in a letter sent to Clapper on Monday, said he wanted clarification about why the CIA is now saying that Russian hacks of political campaign committees earlier this year appeared to be aimed at helping President-elect Donald Trump and hurting Democrat Hillary Clinton. Nunes pointed to testimony from Clapper in a public hearing in November that the Intelligence Community lacked the evidence to draw such a conclusion.

“It is unacceptable that the Intelligence Community directors would not fulfill the House Intelligence Committee’s request to be briefed tomorrow on the cyber-attacks that occurred during the presidential campaign,” Nunes said in a statement released Wednesday night. “The legislative branch is constitutionally vested with oversight responsibility of executive branch agencies, which are obligated to comply with our requests.”


If Obama has proof that the Russians hacked our election he should request a joint session of Congress and present the evidence to the American people. Put up or shut up. A Friday afternoon presser a week before Christmas won’t cut it.

Last but not least, here is some must-see television:


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147 Responses to Lame Duck Makes Lame Threat

  1. CiscoKid says:

    In case you missed it.
    That’s All Folks: Hamilton Electors Second Lawsuit Dismissed This Week
    Posted at 11:00 am on December 15, 2016 by Andrea Ruth
    Full story over at RedState.

    • lateblum says:

      They should lock Oldermann and Eichenwald into the same padded cell. That would be a thing of beauty to behold.
      And don’t forget Eichenwald’s wife. She can tweet while the other two gnaw at one another’s face or have seizures.
      These people are Just Plain Nuts.

      • Propertius says:

        I don’t understand Eichenwald’s claim that Carlson is taking his tweets “out of context”. How you can take 140 characters of snark “out of context”?

        There is no context – a tweet is the rhetorical equivalent of a drive-by shooting,

        • lateblum says:

          You’re right.
          But, you cannot argue with a delusional and paranoid (in this case two separate things) person. You just have to step back and only intervene to keep them from hurting themselves and anyone else nearby.

  2. Olbermann

    • CiscoKid says:

      Earnest is not simply a liar, he’s a fucking liar.
      Josh, start packing you bags, come 20 January 17 you and your master are out of a job.

    • lateblum says:

      Isn’t this the same guy who repeatedly told the country that POTUS “only found out about ” problems, or issues, or crises, the “same way” we did? And at the same time? Does he really expect anyone to believe what he says? If he were truly a serious person, he’d have chosen a different name. One that isn’t an example of cognitive dissonance all by itself. He is a liar just like his boss. They belong together. They are filled with hubris and have no difficulty looking people straight in the eye and lying. They have no regard for – and in fact have real contempt for – the American people.
      Other than that, he seems nice.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Here we go again !

  4. DeniseVB says:

  5. Venus says:

    Kurt Eichenwald is a purveyor of child porn, gave cash money to a male underage sex worker (he claimed it was all for a story he was writing and the $2000 was to help the kid “get out of that life”), and a 911 truther.

    I hate to link to Gawker, but they have a good summary of his fall from grace/firing from the NYT. Why Newsweek would hire him is insane.

    Kurt Eichenwald, the disgraced former New York Times reporter whose career went up in flames after he got caught secretly paying thousands of dollars to a child pornographer he wrote about, is on the comeback trail. Today he published an op-ed in the New York Times claiming to have evidence that the Bush Administration is guilty of “significantly more negligence” in ignoring 9/11 warning signs “than has been disclosed.” That may be true, but save for a few interesting details, the evidence he presents has been in the public record for nearly a decade.

    link http://gawker.com/5942242%2Fthe-new-york-times-juicy-scoop-filled-911-op-ed-is-neither-juicy-nor-full-of-scoops

    • DeniseVB says:

      OT Angie, here’s Mark Dice taking on those “celebrities” in the elector PisSAnts, so much more enjoyable to watch with Mark hectoring them 🙂

  6. DeniseVB says:

  7. DeniseVB says:

    About time the U.S. gave Bibi something to smile about 😀

  8. DeniseVB says:

    heh, heh …..

  9. CiscoKid says:

    A fool and his money are soon parted.
    Meanwhile,
    Or, in the words of a Midwestern fundraiser who’s kept in touch with fellow donors, “A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m not putting another fucking dime in until someone tells me what just happened.’”

  10. DandyTIger says:

    Best Fucking Election Ever!!!! Dah.

  11. taw46 says:

    That darn ole DHS hacking states’ computers. Such kidders!

  12. DeniseVB says:

    He’ll be in Florida tonight.

    • CiscoKid says:

      I watched last nights rally in PA.
      Going to watch the FL. rally.
      I like hearing the stories of election night, blow by blow.
      “Breaking news, Donald Trump has just won Florida”

  13. DeniseVB says:

  14. Anthony says:

    Wouldn’t it be hilarious if the CIA found out that the Russians gained access through Hillary’s private server?

  15. votermom says:

  16. DandyTIger says:

    So Michelle is without hope. I guess she’s no longer proud of her country. Which means her pride of country lasted exactly as long as I though it would. What a spiteful bitch.

  17. DeniseVB says:

    I got a chuckle out of this …

  18. votermom says:

    The Bing homepage is cool today – you can decorate it.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I have been playing with it all week. They had a fun haunted cemetery for Halloween with various effects. Someone at Microsoft still has a sense of fun and humor.

  19. Dora says:

    Trump Supporters Threaten Bar for Refusing to Host ‘DeploraBall’: Report

    Clarendon Ballroom told organizers of the party, who had already started selling tickets, that they were not getting the venue.

    http://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/s/fz59t/trump-supporters-threaten-bar-for-refusing-to-host-deploraball-report

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ve been following the story waiting for the announcement of the new venue. The organizers got 3 venue offers (2 from people who bought tickets!). The publicity will sell more tickets for sure. I haven’t seen “threats” made ?

  20. driguana says:

    Really enjoying Tucker Carlson’s take-downs. And then there is this…sometimes see it in doctors’ offices but I guess one has to read it in vain….
    http://www.weaselzippers.us/313795-vanity-fair-now-describing-itself-as-the-magazine-donald-trump-doesnt-want-you-to-read/#disqus_thread

    • Lulu says:

      Like either a “bat boy” tabloid or the old Hollywood scandal mags. “Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush”.

  21. driguana says:

    Actually, this is the first time I’ve felt hopeful in many years…especially during the last eight. Can’t wait until these classless and clueless impostors are gone….
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/predictable-michelle-obama-steps-war-trump-says-americans-lost-hope/

    • Lulu says:

      They always project their crap onto everyone else. Their post-prezzie don’t look so great. The Clinton’s busted the NGO/influence peddling scam, he is going out of office with a whimper, the Saudi’s who pay big bucks to has-beens are pissed, no one wants to read another of his or her crappy books, speaking fees from Democrats are going down since none of them have any influence, etc. They were planning on rolling in dough until Trump popped their balloon.

  22. Propertius says:

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday blasted as “unacceptable” the refusal of the FBI, CIA and National Intelligence directors to brief his panel on the Russian cyber attacks that occurred during the presidential campaign.

    They should be held in Contempt of Congress. That’s what it’s for.

    • lateblum says:

      My thoughts as well. How do they have the nerve to defy Congress . . never mind.
      I actually have been paying attention for the past 8 years.

  23. lyn says:

    The last part made me LOL.

  24. Propertius says:

    And speaking of lame ducks, it looks like the Chinese are trying to get their licks in before January 20:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-drone-idUSKBN14526J

  25. helenk3 says:

    now both Russia and Wikilieaks are telling backtrack
    put up or shut up

  26. Dora says:

    This makes me so sad. Sag Harbor is an historic district. It’s near the home of Teddy Roosevelt. Oh crap!

  27. helenk3 says:

    backtrack tells Russia we will get you for the “election hacks”you are our enemy now and goes to Hawaii for Christmas,

    The first president crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day to defeat our enemies.

    we’ve come a long way baby

  28. Kurt Eichenwald just started tweeting again:

  29. driguana says:

    Bizarre…it appears that the NYT is trying to blame Trump for this…and he’s not even president yet…this is the best theater ever!!!

    • lateblum says:

      Doesn’t this even concern you? I mean that the hits – despite that it’s #FakeNews against Trump, they just don’t stop. I still worry that bronco may never leave.

      • taw46 says:

        Some are saying he will announce at this press conference that he won’t leave. That has been something I feared for years, yikes! Others say he will use presser to further delegitimize Trump. And then there are those who say it is just about his vacation. Whatever, it will just be another FU to the American people.

  30. helenk3 says:

    a short break to pay respect to a great American hero

    Photo: John Glenn lies in repose in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus – NASA HQ
    See original on flickr.com

  31. taw46 says:

  32. taw46 says:

    OK, presser started. So far, he is talking about how magnificent he has been for the last 8 yrs.

  33. Dora says:

    The left and their media lackeys will have nowhere to go after this year.

    ====

    NSA Whistleblower Destroys Obama’s Russia Narrative – “Hard Evidence Points To An Inside Leak, Not Hacking”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-16/nsa-whistleblower-destroys-obamas-russia-narrative-hard-evidence-points-inside-leak-

  34. DeniseVB says:

    I’m just going to leave this here, then off to test Gab 😀

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