Forget DiCaprio's riveting performance in The Wolf of Wall Street or Chris Evans's topnotch portrayal of Captain America. I'd like to nominate White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for Best Actor In A Leading Role for next year's Academy Awards. I swear the man has taken the art of performing to a whole new level. I'm predicting he'll win the award for his lead role in Benghazi: Liar, Liar Pants On Fire.
Carney put Hollywood actors to shame this week when he spun wildly to avoid evidence that the White House had manipulated the Benghazi talking points. The insanely incompetent press kid endured a slew of contentious questions regarding a recently released Benghazi e-mail. Dozens of national news media reporters and journalists grilled him over the administration's decision to blame the September 11, 2012 attack (which took the lives of four Americans) on an anti-Muslim video. Not only does the content of the e-mail reek of incrimination and scandal, but it was only obtained and subsequently released because the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed their Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. It is blatantly obvious that the Obama administration never planned to make this e-mail public.
The e-mail, among other documents obtained, is dated September 14, 2012 (three days after the attack) with a subject line that reads: "RE: PREP call with Susan: Saturday at 4:00 pm ET." The message was sent to a dozen members of the administration's inner circle, including key members of the White House communication team, like Carney. Carney claims that the e-mail "is not about Benghazi -- it is about the protests around the Muslim world."
If the e-mail has nothing to do with Benghazi, then why turn it over in response to a lawsuit that was specifically seeking information about the Benghazi attack?
Carney addressed this question by saying, "You'd have to ask the State Department about responding to FOIA requests. Again, you can just read it and decide for yourself. As many people have now said and written, this is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy theory." (How does this man sleep at night?)
The e-mail was sent by White House aide Ben Rhodes, who intentionally placed emphasis on the anti-Muslim video and did not distinguish whether the Benghazi attack was sparked by protests elsewhere in the region. The e-mail also lists the following two goals:
1.) "To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
2.) "To reinforce the President and Administration's strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult changes."
Republicans, journalists and countless radio/TV news pundits across the country are calling this the "Smoking Gun" that we've all been waiting for in regards to the Benghazi cover up. (Well, with the exception of Obama's lapdog MSNBC. That network has yet to even mention the e-mail.) The e-mail was clearly written to help prepare Susan Rice, then U.S. Ambassador and now the President's National Security Advisor, for her appearances on the five Sunday talk shows where she discussed the Benghazi attack. On MSNBC's Meet the Press, Rice described the attack as "initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo...prompted by the video."
It should be blatantly obvious to anyone with a brain between their ears that this administration lied about the Benghazi attack in an effort to protect Obama. Admitting that the attack was indeed a terrorist attack would have undoubtedly damaged Obama's reelection chances considering that he's the President who was proudly touting that "Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama Bin Laden is dead." So instead of looking Americans in the eye and telling the truth, his administration told the public to blame the inflammatory YouTube video. (So that they wouldn't blame his feckless and cowardly foreign policy.)
Well, Bin Laden may be dead, but Al-Qaeda is apparently not "on the path to defeat." It was confirmed that at least two Al-Qaeda groups were involved in the Benghazi attack. (Duh.) The President's foreign policy failures, specifically in regards to terrorism, resulted in the deaths of four Americans at our Benghazi consulate, including our Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. (Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were also killed.)
Carney has essentially become Obama's paid liar; an ineffective and incompetent buffoon who lacks the fortitude to answer a direct question and wears those cheesy hipster glasses to avoid having to make eye contact with reporters. He strikes me as the sort of guy who has to down a couple shots of whiskey before taking questions from the White House press. (Or maybe he prefers Sherry. I can't quite tell.) He's got to be wondering if his government paycheck is really worth selling his soul on a daily basis. I keep waiting for the moment when he finally snaps, throws his hands in the air and shouts, "Screw this!" and walks out. I honestly don't know how this man can live with himself. I hope his anti-anxiety and sleep aid medications are covered by Obamacare. (They probably aren't.)
If Carney continues to rattle off lie after lie, the White House press corps will soon be trading in their suits, ties and dresses for ponchos. (Think about it.) And when they do, I'd like for Carney to be required to hand them out at the door.
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