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For Obama, risks and rewards in knowing too much
SFGate.com ^ | 10/30/13 | Josh Lederman - ap

Posted on 10/30/2013 10:30:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Edited on 10/31/2013 5:21:55 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance suggesting he could not be at fault about things he did not know.

It's an argument with clear benefits but also inherent risks for the White House. Used too often, the tactic emboldens critics who claim the president is incompetent, detached and not fully in control.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: knowing; obama; rewards; risks; toomuch
AP is having a really hard time letting Obama go..

You can only CYA so long for someone and then ya have to just Move On.

1 posted on 10/30/2013 10:30:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
I never had a boss that didn't appreciate my status reports on projects, but they were always followed with "Show me", or "Demonstrate for me".

I also never had a boss who wanted good news. They only wanted to know what was going wrong. What was going right is the minimum of what is expected of you.

2 posted on 10/30/2013 10:45:19 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The MSM is still trying so hard to carry his water for him. Flailing about for any excuse that makes him look even a tiny bit less incompetent than he is.

They won’t give him up until after the 2014 midterms because they have so much to lose, but shortly afterwards, I expect him to be tossed aside so Hillary! can begin her assault on what is left of the country.


3 posted on 10/30/2013 10:49:32 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge

Changing his vote from “present” to “not-present.”


4 posted on 10/30/2013 11:04:57 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: NormsRevenge

“Eager to protect Obama’s time and concentration,...” for rounds of golf and vacations...


5 posted on 10/30/2013 11:06:21 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: NormsRevenge
He's the ultimate “Affirmative Action Black Man”. And that is it. No consequences for any of his actions and just a pat on the head for whatever he f's up.
6 posted on 10/30/2013 11:13:36 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death
Obama = Incompetent boob.

If we thought being called racist was bad,
wait until we're all sexists.

7 posted on 10/30/2013 11:17:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Although the article doesn’t say so, ISTM the implication is the Obama might be lying about what he knew, but we’re supposed to accept whatever he chooses to claim


8 posted on 10/30/2013 11:18:10 PM PDT by december12
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To: NormsRevenge

The thing that is such bull about his “I didn’t know” defense is that I don’t believe I’ve heard another President utter those words as often as this schmuck has.

At what point do you stand up and take responsibility for what is going on in the country you run? I think his answer is never. Too busy taking vacations, golfing and having his Hollywood and rap artist a$$ kissers at special functions in the people’s house that they can’t even tour anymore.


9 posted on 10/30/2013 11:20:58 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: NormsRevenge

And the lies just keep a-comin’


10 posted on 10/30/2013 11:34:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: NormsRevenge
What makes the cut: Information that's likely to require a presidential decision, come up during a public appearance or inform Obama's longer-term thinking, as well as major developments relating to national security or Obama's domestic priorities.

Don't worry. Barack knows everything important. If Barack didn't know about it, it couldn't have been important.

11 posted on 10/30/2013 11:50:42 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is interesting. AP is admitting that Bush didn’t know about the WMDs in Iraq, therefore he didn’t lie to the American people, which is a favorite liberal charge against him.


12 posted on 10/31/2013 2:14:00 AM PDT by Steve1789 (T)
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To: comebacknewt

I don’t get why the public doesn’t go after the sponsors of the press till they STOP being an arm of the Democrat party to the tune of billions in press a year.

If there was a balanced fair press that just read the news instead of trying to make it or interpret it for us, could there ever be a majority of Democrats ever again in office anywhere? IMO the truthful answer would be a resounding NO!

So we need to go after the press and their sponsors for thirty years if need be.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 2:18:02 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama would be fully informed on every topic if he simply spent 30 minutes each morning on FreeRepublic.com. He wouldn’t need his aids to act as “flappers.” (Jonathan Swift; “Gulliver’s Travels.”)

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gulliver/


14 posted on 10/31/2013 3:00:00 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: NormsRevenge

He is full aware of all that is going on, which makes him the biggest liar the world as ever seen.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 3:18:09 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: NormsRevenge

Barak Hussein Obama starring in:

The Man Who Knew Too Little

It’s the quaint story of an un-American, inexperienced, opinionated and egotistical man who seeks to radically change the greatest nation on God’s green earth and the mess that follows.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 4:05:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steve1789

The AP is a liberals beard.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:46 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NormsRevenge

even his media supporters admit his claims of not knowing are simply “tactics”. On other words they think he is lying too, but it’s okay when he does it.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 4:48:42 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: NormsRevenge
This is the same sort of white-washing The Ape Pee engaged in to sweep Watergate under the rug.

NOT!

Onixon has taken "plausible deniability" to a whole new level.

To "implausible".

19 posted on 10/31/2013 6:14:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: AZLiberty
"Don't worry. Barack knows everything important. If Barack didn't know about it, it couldn't have been important".

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That's right!

20 posted on 11/01/2013 9:00:58 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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