Friday, July 05, 2013

As Egypt Implodes, Obama and Kerry Party, Golf, Kayak and Hit the Yachting Circuit. And Then Lie About It.

Lazy, incompetent liars. I refer, of course, to the Obama administration and the Secretary of State. With all due respect.

Lazy and incompetent, because while Egypt imploded this week, President Obama found time to catch his 130th round of golf (130!) and John Kerry was MIA.

As for lying, John Campbell elaborates:

On Wednesday, as Egypt remained in political upheaval, the Obama Administration wanted everyone to know that they were committed to working… Or at least tweeting a photo illustrating as such.

The White House tweeted out a photo of top Obama Administration advisers working diligently around a table, but conspicuously absent from the photo-op was Secretary of State John Kerry. As media outlets questioned why the Secretary of State was not present, CBS’ Moshesh Oinounou seemed to have the answer: Kerry was on his yacht.

Oinounou tweeted out a picture of Kerry’s yacht, the Isabel, and claimed that the Secretary of State was on it on Wednesday afternoon. The Obama Administration vehemently denied the claim.

“Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.”

After the denials were met with understandable skepticism by media outlets, the Obama Administration reversed course and Psaki stated,

“While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council.”

This is the underlying problem: Why lie about it? Americans already know that John Kerry is a (to borrow the left’s ridiculous parlance) “one-percenter” who would much rather be soaking up the sun on his yacht than doing his job; the revelation is just one more eye-roll-inducing piece of information.

No, the real problem here is that the Obama Administration relies on deceit at every turn. The president and his masters of spin are pathologically incapable of telling the American public the truth.

Worse yet, they are only willing to admit that for which they have been caught red-handed.

If it takes investigative journalism to get the this administration to admit the whereabouts of the Secretary of State, it illustrates why the Obama Administration is so hell-bent on waging a war against journalism and it further begs the question, “What else are they doing that they’re not being caught for?”

Please note that this administration was willing to instantly and blatantly lie about John Kerry's whereabouts during a coup in Egypt.

What does that say about their other hidden activities, from gun-running to Mexican drug cartels (Operation Fast and Furious), the president's missing 8 hours during the Benghazi attacks, and the IRS scandals? What other lies have they foisted upon the American people in a craven attempt to retain their white-knuckled death grip on power?

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is unforgiveable and reprehensible. Why are we putting up with this corrupt, lying, incompetent, arrogant administration? WHY??????? The fact that there aren't millions protesting in front of the White House and Congress is unbelievable. How far we have fallen with our values, morals and pride. America and those that have given their lives to keep America free from "foreign invaders" and corrupt administrations like Obama's, deserve better citizenry than they have gotten. Much better. When I am out and about, I see nothing but fat, clueless, ignorant, rude, slobs - and their children are just like them. What sad commentary for what was once called American exceptionalism. Exceptional? Far, far from it.