Jay Carney blows needle off laugh-meter with claim about Obama’s transparency record

President Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney was back in his usual spit-take inducing form today, which is to laughably pretend that we’re living in a world where 2008’s promises have all been fulfilled. One of those Obama promises was to bring historic and sweeping levels of transparency to D.C. According to Carney, mission accomplished:

Judging from the subsequent laughter, either Carney told another hilarious whopper or there was a nitrous oxide leak on Twitter:

What’s a circus without a clown?

  • Guest

    I can’t believe Jay kisses is sister with that mouth.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Jay Carney’s on the Obama-Koolaid!

    • Kevin H

      drunk on it

      • Canadian in USA

        Injected right into the veins. 😛

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          Along with the “Happy Juice” from the Castros in Cuber….XD #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Txgirlinnh

      He’s the giant creepy pitcher pouring it out to all the kids

      • LibLieExposer

        Pitcher? He looks more like a “catcher”.

  • Michael Anderson (WB)

    For once Carney’s not lying. The President is broadly and significantly recognized as not being transparent at all.

    • thetreyman

      i was thinking along those lines too. look how he worded it. the “record is broad and significant.” it is broad because what he said and what they are doing are significantly different.

  • https://twitter.com/Webnetcity webnetcity

    this must be what going mad looks like

  • docwhocuts

    when your soul leaves you for simply not grasping reality…. you become a carney.

    • Clayton Grant

      The only thing funnier I can think of is when Carney leaves, the guy who replaces him being named Barker.

      • WisconsinPatriot

        *Note to self* Beer REALLY hurts when blown through my nose……

  • tjack

    And yet Issa’s paid liar remark is deemed to be more offensive.

  • Jack Deth

    Carney really needs a good closing line for his lame Borscht Belt schtick.


    “I’ll be here all week. Try the veal. Tip your waitresses!”

  • vetgal1970

    He knows it doesn’t matter what he says, low infos aren’t paying attention and those who might be are drawn to the media outlets that will repeat what Carney said, then qualify it so it doesn’t sound like he’s lying through his weasely teeth.

  • philips66

    Has anybody seen Baghdad Bob and Carney in the same room, at the same time?

  • Sharkteeth

    Baghdad Bob has to be his father.

  • Folly67

    Nice to see that Baghdad Bob got a new gig.

  • camnpat

    Jay Carney: “Obama’s record on transparency is “broad and significant””, adding “just like the reach of Prism, the DoJ, and the IRS”.

    • http://www.dotjenna.com/ dotJenna

      You forgot the AP

      • camnpat

        Technically no. That was a DoJ- led event.


    Anybody who believes Carney proves PT Barnum was right!! There is a SUCKER born every minute!!!!!

  • Duane Savage

    Obama’s record on transparency is “broad and significant”

    His record on transparency is broad and significant, his actual transparency is opaque or non-existent .

  • Clayton Grant

    If I were a WH Press Corp reporter, I would not be able to stop myself from literally laughing out loud. Decorum be damned!!

    • CitizenEgg

      Serious You Guys! I’d pay good money to see the whole press pool bust out laughing at this paid liar on that line.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    This dude is actually being paid to lie. Geeweez…

    • Suzyqpie

      Paid by the beleaguered taxpayers of the United States of America. See America, the stellar performance, of your theatrical best. I’m outta here I have to vomit

  • sickofitall1096

    Only thing missing was a rim shot to complete the joke

  • Gary Fraser

    Jay “baghdad bob” Carney – named after a truly great dissembler

  • HARP2

    Truth from the WH are like a drunk with a lamp post: used more for support than illumination.

  • Guest
  • Jeremy
  • no good deed

    You know what else is broad and significant? The empty space between Carney’s ears.

  • Jeremy
    • almarquardt

      I’m sorry, but that’s creepy. I’ve never looked up at another human being that way, nor will I ever. I’d feel sorry for them, except they also have the power to vote. Maybe woman’s suffrage was a bad idea after all . . .

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        The bad idea wasn’t women’s suffrage, but allowing the Democrat Party to exist.

  • Carmichael Fair Oaks Tea Party

    “Broad and Significant”. Are we sure he wasn’t referencing FLOTUS back end….

  • George Beatty

    The Kool Aid concession at the White House should soon be able to retire the debt.

  • bidentime

    If you listen carefully to what Carney says you can hear his cry for help.

    They probably water board him whenever he refuses to come out and make these crap statements.

    • Discontentwliars

      “Mickey, I thinks he likes it”…. Where else could you work, not ever tell the truth and get paid? His dream Job!

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    When you need to reach Prevaricators-R-Us,
    just pick up your phone and dial 1-800-OGovtSpy
    and they will service you and your call.

    • Suzyqpie

      This call may be monitored for training and quality purposes. Dial 1 for English. Dial dos for espaniol. Your call is very important please stay on the line until we connect with La Casa Blanca to see if you are hoi polloi or a big donor.

  • Milodactyl™

    C’mon guys. For a Chicago thug his record is pretty good dontcha think!?

  • Tom O’Brien

    Jay Carney in plain words is a fucking nutcase!

    • Jeremy

      he has no character at all since he knowingly lies for Obama

  • ChristineM

    And they still blame Bush…LOLOLOL!!!

  • HARP2

    Come clean when did it REALLY started Carney.

    • Jeremy

      Don Adams funny guy and Get Smart was hilarious.

  • OLLPOH # UnBanHana!!!!!!!

    This is nothing more than Saul Alinski Tactic in play by Carney and Obama in the literal sense by using and
    exposing the >PolarizationBroadSignificantTransparent>.
    And Alinski shows us it is Always…the Opposite.
    The ends justifies the means
    The means justifies the end.
    Like Obama’s taxation on businesses to put them out of business, we don’t do that, yet he has.

    • Alexia Asbury

      Like all of Alinski’s other dirty, ruthless “rules for radicals”, they are filled with deception and evil intentions. He goes after, or encourages others to go after, black conservatives by: ostracizing, demonizing, and totally isolating them!! It is part of the liberal attack plan to eliminate as many females and minorities as possible from becoming independent and/or speaking against Obama. This is done by attempting to make them look as nothing more than turncoats, Uncle Toms, or, in the case of black conservative women–the female version of Uncle Tom (all of) whom have nothing but hatred in their hearts when, actually, the opposite of hatred is the case! The Alinskians (forgive, but what else works better? Alinski-ites?) do not want people to rise out of poverty (or the gutter that libs have put and do desire to keep them in) and find their place in the American Experience that can lead to the American DREAM if one commits to applying themselves and escapes from the wretched lies of Liberalism!

    • LightSabre

      Exactly. Whatever Obama or Carney or any of these people say, the truth is exactly the opposite.

  • HARP2

    Carney`s next gig.

  • Kevin H

    Not only is the statement so laughable, but he goes back to the old standby of referring to Bush. Unbelievable. When will this administration grow a pair??

    • Marvin Nelson

      A pair of what? Horns??

  • Joe W.

    I would not be surprised to learn that Jay’s father’s name was Art.

    • Axelgreaser

      LOL! More likely Edgar Bergen. Or Waylon Flowers. Someone has their hand up his back and moving his lips. — Gibbsdithers, btw :)

  • 845er

    Transparent as in “easy to see through” not as in “forthcoming”

  • Ramone Love

    Yes, I agree with Mr. Carney. Obama’s record on transparency is broadly and significantly worse than a puddle of mud.

  • Conrad2010

    Judging from the subsequent laughter.
    What laughter? I didn’t hear as much as a snicker.
    How can he stand there and state such crap w/a straight face.

  • IronButterfly

    It is now so obvious that even he knows the press corps know that he is lying. He is just not a good lair. Go back and watch his eye contact with the press. His head is down looking mostly to his left and searching for words. Of course his boss is not much better.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Down and left……..thats a tell. Go all in on the flop!

  • Danny Meeker

    “Jay Carney blows more smoke than a Rastafarian’s death rattle.” — Dennis Miller

  • Markward

    Uh-oh looks like Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (“Baghdad Bob”) has competition for telling the biggest lies with a straight face.

  • William Race

    I think he’s kept in a little room, with no contact with the outside world. Except copys of Obama speeches and MSNBC.

  • Dutra

    He will say anything to avoid getting kicked off of the Reggie Love fun list.

  • jukin

    I bet Goebbels said something very similar to this.

  • martinjade64

    News Update: Rumors have it that Jay Carney is actually auditioning for Jay Leno’s position. The press club simply failed to respond to the ‘Laughter’ and ‘Applause’ signs.

  • Ferenczy

    What Carney actually said was “The President is a broad, that should be significantly apparent…”

  • chrissypoo6

    Baghdad Bob’s long, lost nephew!

  • ELC

    The only compliment I can give Carney is that he actually spreads Odumbo’s lies of transparency with a straight face. He’s doing it continuously so he’s got it down pat by now. The press secretary is supposed to defend the prez…but Jay-boy goes above and beyond the call of duty.

    • Marvin Nelson

      That’s why he makes the big bucks!

  • Ron Rice

    Its not so much funny as it is pathetic, They actually think that every body believes them. Somebody has to shout “The emperor has no clothes” !!

  • Marvin Nelson

    Has Carney been using the Way Back Machine again to go back to 2008? If not, he is either smoking or drinking something (probably Kool Aid). What a buffoon!!

  • Herman LaClair

    Jim Jones reincarnated.

  • tjp77


    I want to punch a wall every time I hear one of these idiots talk about ‘the previous administration’ as though they just walked into office yesterday.

    • Axelgreaser

      LOL! But it’s not in the ‘script.’ > Rules For Radicals. < Save your fist for the voting machine. That is, if Obama, Holder and the SEIU union workers who 'service' them haven't found a way to marginalize them.

  • Axelgreaser

    Carney has become Obama’s prophylactic in a sense. His barrier, because far be it from him to address the press unless its well scripted and on his terms only. The old saying: “Put a helmet on the little soldier before you send him into battle’ personifies this man Carney, who now has a hapless, HOPELESS job representing Obama on what seems to be becoming more of a battle zone as the ‘lapdog’ press seem to be awakening from their enchanted sleep and stepping out of the boundry’s of the Enchanted Obama Kingdom and are pricking up their ears, opening their eyes and indulging in a little ‘who, what, when, where and why.” Shocking, but true. Carney’s impossible situation is of his own making perhaps, since he continues to ‘soldier into battle’ shooting blanks and taking one whuppin’ after another. There is no way to defend the indefensible and all of his answers have holes in them these days. And for a prophylactic, well…that’s ‘not a good thing.’ But good Democrat’s lie, fib and obfuscate to the bitter end, a condition they always refuse to acknowledge. I think Jay Corney’s helmet is too dented to offer him much protection from the hostile, acidic environment of the press corps these days. And there is that leaking hole, getting bigger and bigger :(

  • tingle007

    nixon has had a better transparency record.

    • Axelgreaser

      Obama would have fared better with Rosemary Woods than Holder. Ah, for the simpler day…magnetic tape that only required a snip here and there.


    Poor Carney; he’s the clown of clowns and will never be taken seriously after this ‘job’…And I think I love that.

    • Secede

      He will get his own show on MSNBC

  • detroit19

    Jay Carnival Barker’s statements would be hilarious if our 2nd and 4th Constitutional rights weren’t at stake. Paid lying traitor.

  • MarkoOhNo

    I see… so… the whistle-blower was actually part of Obama’s promise of transparency? Touche, Mr President. 😛

  • Russell Haynes

    He meant fraud and sycophant. Not broad and significant.

  • PC Bob

    We don’t need any more proof that Carney is just plumb full of BS! He’s the only one I know who lies more than BHO!

  • Michelle

    Every time I hear this idiot give credit to Obama for ending the war in Iraq, I want to slap him in the face. Obama did NOT end the war in Iraq. During his 2008 campaign, Obama repeatedly promised that if he was elected, “the first thing” he’d do is end the war in Iraq. That turned out to be a lie. The war ended due to the timeline agreed to and put in writing by BUSH and the Iraqi government. Obama simply followed that agreement, that was in place when he took office. Obama repeatedly told the lie during his recent campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. That’s a solid lie and Romney kept pissing me off by not calling him on it during the debates. And now Carney continues to tell that lie. When will ANYONE ever call these jackasses out on that serious lie?

  • ogama843

    What really Irks me is that he is Insinuating that Bush lied about waterboarding, wmd’s. obama is no more transparent than bush, prolly (definately) even less so. Not to mention, Obama did not say “I will have the most transparent presidency in the history of the universe only pertaining to the mid east.” Even if that were the case, Benghazi shoots that to shit. When are people gonna stop laughing and get angry. I cannot believe the press let him get away with that answer.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    #JayCarney Jay “The Prevaricator” Carney has become the butt of bad jokes and a complete lying piece of $hit. Mother must be so proud.

  • Discontentwliars

    Maybe his reference is “Transparency of Republican/Conservatives/Tea Party/Family values / Farmers / … to groups that will oppose/attack them” He’s being truthful, just not the kind of transparency we thought it was. It’s transparency of your information to all their friends. Kind-of like a despot would to quiet his challengers. The DNC has to be right in the middle of this too!

  • ray

    They are transparent in that you can clearly see they are all liars, cheats, whores, thieves, traitors, and criminals. Not one person in this administration has character or ethical values. Complete fecal matter top to bottom.

  • logicrules

    2+2 = 5.

    You see.. I just told a lie. It was easy. Cost me nothing. It isn’t the lie that is hard, or costly. It is only the consequence that matters.

    Within the political realm, the people define the consequence. We must say what this means. Without cosequence, we might just as well bait rat traps with ball bearings.

  • almarquardt

    Wow, my dictionary must be total crap, because it tells me transparent means, in part: free from pretense or deceit. This administration has proven to be anything but.

  • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

    Were those reporters sure they were allowed to report that?

  • Sinjun

    so basically Carney is saying Obama’s transparency is as transparent as a beached whale >.>

  • W Randall

    I think he’s transparent, you can see right through his BS.

  • Anthony Clay

    jay carney insults carneys everywhere, when they do not guess your weight you get a prize at least, i guess he fails to grasp the significance of what he is doing. 20 years from now people will go, i recognize that guy, yes honey thats the lying douchebag who worked for our first african president, yes it ok you can spit on him cmon children you can join in

  • $21790226

    Jay Carney is a bad bad man

  • lana ward

    Why do the reporters even show up, all they get is lies. Just a waste of time

  • san rafael blue

    What do you expect from Obama’s. Paid Liar?

  • beebop1952

    “Broad and significant” are pretty vague terms, there, Blarney. The same might be said for Mrs. Clintons thighs ….

  • Big Ed

    It gets more bizarre everyday with this Adminstration

  • dagnytaggart

    I think Carney was talking about the Prez’s spying on innocent Americans when he said “Broad and Significant.”

  • Steve in Katy

    Why does the WH press room just accept that answer? They should know Bush went to Fisa for a limited definition of wiretapping. Obama just signed the continuation and has done far more. Bush knew the enemy was overseas, Obama thinks his enemies start with the name Tea Party!