Finally, Obama broke his solemn silence in speaking about one of many scandals surrounding him, the leaks. They never appeared to bother him much before. Basically, it’s the same statement Carney spouted.
But his idea of acknowledging the leaks is saying that to “accuse it of leaking” is “offensive” to the White House. Yea, that poor little White House getting victimized. And he called claims that the White House was involved in leaking classified national security information “offensive and wrong.”
“The notion that my White House would purposefully release classified national security information is offensive. It’s wrong and… people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and the people around me here approach this office.”
So between double entendre jokes he makes about his wife to the LGBTs, his favorite pastime is finding all the ways his White House is being victimized by people like you and me. Inhale that theme: the real problem with government is not the numerous ways it makes victims of us, but the White House being offended by people like you and me, by questioning its handling of classified information or conduct. Get it straight that we offend this office, his White House as he calls it, by being outraged over the leaks and questioning the source. See, it isn’t really the leaks that matter. Our outrage about leaks then becomes “offensive” to this White House.
Let’s see, Dems have already said that little thing called Fast and Furious — which no one leaks about — was just a “manufactured scandal” by Repubs. Wow, it took us a real long time to figure out how to make gun-walking to Mexico into a scandal. Hats off to whoever was able to fabricate that. [heavy sarcasm] They also call it a “created scandal”. Now that we know Obama’s version of alternative reality, one thing we know for sure is his birth certificate or his records will never be mishandled. But then that wouldn’t be a leak; it would be a flood.
But it is clear that in a global economy, in a world so plagued with problems and economic troubles, that the most powerful office in the world could only see what appears to threaten it and Barack Obama. Outside of that there is no problem – and no scandal either. In other words, everything really only matters in how it effects him personally….not the nation, our reputation, our credibility, or our national security… just him personally.
(odd there is no statement transcript posted for Obama’s June 08 press conference, as of yet. Yet his June 9, weekly address is posted all over. Funny for his own press conference)