A pretty lousy kind — and, according to press secretary Jay Carney, the kind that’s currently occupying the White House. Confronted about the developing Veterans Affairs scandal during today’s press briefing, Carney reassured the press corps — and thus the country — that President Obama only found out about it recently. From the news, natch:

Transcript:

Reporter: “When was the president first made aware of these problems, these fraudulent lists that were being kept to hide the wait times? When was he first made aware of those problems, and when did other White House officials — top White House officials — become aware of these problems?”

Carney: “If you mean the specific allegations that I think were reported first by your network out of Phoenix, I believe, we learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that’s not the case, but that’s when we learned about them.”

Sound familiar? It should.

This isn’t the White House’s first time playing the ignorance card before. And just like back then, citizens are calling B.S.:

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/468449313031331841

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/468451862744539138

Take comfort, though:

The White House is on it!

We’re in capable hands, America.

***

Related:

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‘This country has failed its veterans!’ Stacey Dash appalled by deaths at Phoenix VA

Actor Ken Wahl: Instead of fundraising, Obama should visit corrupt Phoenix VA

Dean Cain: ‘Like Obamacare? Check out the VA hospital scandal’

  • Ghee!

    If he’s learning about stuff from the media, then he couldn’t possibly be getting all the info.

    • Ghee!

      I’d more easily believe he gets his news from his Twitter feed.

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      Isn’t he supposed to be one telling the media what to say? That’s what has me all confused!

    • Jerry Camp

      And I thought he said he doesn’t watch / like / approve FOX News. What other news network is providing the least bit of coverage?

      • Ghee!

        exactly, great point!

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    If you were the person in charge, and you heard about the news of your own organization from the newspapers first, somebody would be fired that day.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Exactly! And since it’s other people’s money and other people’s lives that he mismanages by being on the golf course, or the campaign trail or vacationing anywhere he so desires it doesn’t bother him, nor does it impact him, as he’s acquired a mere $7 Million and he’s set for the rest of his life. Just the Marxist delivering empty words, day in day out, nothing constitutional, just his Alinsky tactical rules of commune to utopia for him and his sycophants.

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • IronButterfly

      He needs to sit in with the panel on Special Report with Brett Baier.

  • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

    “When 400,000 veterans are stuck on a waiting list for claims, we need a new sense of urgency,” said Sen Obama in 07: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=93227

    http://twitter.com/SteveKrak/status/468443087451070465

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      For The 0bama Record…

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Debt…Statutory…(He’s worth $7 Million Dollars)

      • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

        1) Compare the debt on the day he signed that (March 16, 2006) to the most recent data available (May 19, 2014):
        http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/search?startMonth=03&startDay=16&startYear=2006&endMonth=05&endDay=19&endYear=2014
        Debt Held by the Public:
        Then: $4.8 Trillion
        Now: $12.5 Trillion

        2) Keep in mind that Barack Obama because part of the majority party, and President George W. Bush became part of the minority party, on January 3, 2007 (when Democrats took control of the House and Senate). Democrats have held majority control for well over 7 and 1/3 years, and under their “leadership”, the Debt Held by the Public is now more than 2.5 times what it was when they took over majority control of Washington, D.C.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Oh, yes Red Pill.

          Remember, GHW Bush was soooo Unpatriotic because of the Debt…

          We are of course still trying to find Obama’s Patriotism, yet we are all stuck in an OGovt Maze.

    • mrspinky85

      I was about to say the same thing. This is a flat out lie. Obama knew as a candidate for president. Here is another link.

      http://www.caintv.com/cnn-if-the-president-is-mad-as

    • Republicanvet

      Preezy Schultz (I know nuh tink) could say that…but Carney is a liar claiming that idiot just found out about it.

      The Washington Times has an article today saying Barky’s transition team had briefing papers from each agency in 2009 and VA waiting times were specifically mentioned.

      What was not mentioned though in those briefing papers was a deliberate attempt to lie about those waiting times, or an attempt to create separate waiting lists so bonuses could be paid.

      • snakebit

        And can we expect clawbacks of all those bonuses paid based on fraudulent metrics? Not bloody likely. More likely that the bonuses will not only remain but also be counted when calculating their pensions.

        • http://itooktheredpill.wordpress.com/ Red Pill

          It’s infuriating, isn’t it?

  • RblDiver

    “Daily intelligence briefing? Pfft, turning on MSNBC is enough briefing for me!”

  • massjim

    Did the TV station scroll the news about the VA scandal under a Scooby-Do cartoon?

    • David

      lol

  • lesterwink23

    Assuming this is true (which I in no way believe it is), when is the POTUS going to finally get fed up with being misled and misinformed on every scandal hitting his administration and show his entire advisory staff the door? Fool me once, shame on you…fool me 38 times, seriously dude WTF?

    • CLEmom

      What makes you think he even cares?
      It’s not like there’s ever any consequences for his myriad of failures. He’ll keep partying, golfing, vacationing, etc.
      Not one scandal will ever touch him, and he knows it.

    • Acethepug

      Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is an enemy action.

      Obama has gone to the “I only found out when you did” well too many times.

      The tweets by Krystle and Matthew are spot-on. The most favorable interpretation, that he is just inept and incompetent, is still reason enough he and his Administration should be removed.

      And to be honest, the capo regime comment is more accurate in my view. This is all about insulating the Thug in Chief.

  • adnnews1
    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      He spoke about it when he was with President Benigno Aquino, when questioned by a reporter… http://www.whitehouse.gov
      Dated of 4/29/14

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/28/remarks-president-obama-and-president-benigno-aquino-iii-philippines-joi

      Q The Veterans Affairs —

      PRESIDENT OBAMA: You got me all worked up on the other one.
      (Laughter.)

      The moment we heard about the allegations around these 40 individuals who had
      died in Phoenix, I immediately ordered the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
      General Shinseki, to investigate. We also have an IG investigation taking
      place. And so we take the allegations very seriously. That is consistent with what has been my rock-solid commitment to make sure that our veterans are cared for. I believe that if somebody has served our nation then they have to get the benefits and services that they have earned. And my budgets have consistently reflected that. That’s why we’ve resourced the
      Veterans Affairs office more in terms of increases than any other department or agency in my government.

      That doesn’t mean, though, that some folks may still not be getting the help
      that they need. And we’re going to find out if, in fact, that’s the case, and
      I’m interested in working with everybody, whether it’s our outstanding veteran service organizations or Congress, to make sure that there is not a single veteran in the United States who needs help — whether because they’re homeless, because they’re sick, because they’re looking for a job. I want to make sure that they are getting the help that they need.

      • David

        May I add: “This investigation will take months, maybe years, to complete, but I will not forget,” he continued. “Tee time?”

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Ohhh, most definitely, sir that is the Default prerequisite answer out of his mouth or his shills/watercarriers/NeoMarxists followers…
          “…it’s under investigation, so therefore we are unable to speak about it” mantra!

          We just hope everyone see’s the:

          “date on this – April 29, 2014”,

          and

          “0bama was in the Philippines when this conversation occurred”

          and

          “This was from the whitehouse gov site.

          We have Serial Liars, including 0bama in our Whitehouse!!!!

          We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
          OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
          (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Martin Rettig

    Obama warned about VA wait-time problems during 2008 transition – Washington Times: http://wtim.es/1oJy8xS via @washtimes

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      But, but, but, but, buttttttt, that was a l…o….n…g time ago, and “what difference does that make”, now?????? (Gargantuan SIGH!)

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

    • Wilson Jones

      DUDE! That was like 6 years ago or something!

      • Martin Rettig

        LOL too funny, this clown has been the worst disaster in my lifetime, I survived Carter, not sure I will survive this clown.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Par for the Course…

  • Exodus2011

    I see …..another case of *at no time did the Obama Administration know what the Obama Administration was doing*, is it?

    Do we have any more room on this graphic for the LATEST flurry of LIES????????????

    • Summerwarmth

      Yes, the Obama Administration is greatly angered by the incompetence of the Current Administration and once they figure out how ex-president Bush is responsible they will make an example of blaming him for this mess.

      It just kills me that nearly 6 years in and the Obama administration does not take responsibility for anything.
      It goes through a cycle.
      1) On the news
      2) Clueless Obama says I have just heard this on the news
      3) Anger from the administration – heads will roll – we will make who is responsible pay
      4) Crickets
      5) Obama Administration: What issue/scandal
      6) Talking Points: The GOP is trying to make issues with a Fake scandal
      7) Rousing Prog/Left base and MSM against GOP who obviously being racists (cough, cough) are trying to blame some fake scandal on Obama because of his race
      8) Squirrel – usually global warming – now climate change
      (rinse and repeat 7 and 8 trying to make people give up).

      9) New scandal erupts (because basically Obama is incompetent) – start over again at 1.

      We have so many scandals some which would make Nixon blush and they are stuck at rinse and repeat.

  • MNWoman

    Carney, can’t you guys at least come up with some new material. If this is actually true there are people who need to be fired.

    • Suzyqpie

      Why would they risk new material when they have been well served with recycling old material. I would not be surprised to find 0bama & camarilla recycle the “video” as the blame for some yet unfolded event.

    • Acethepug

      I think we’re past firing. A LOT of people need to be doing prison time at this point.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    How is it that all the branches of the government got taken over by many corrupted rogue agents in the Obama administration and Obama is just a victim of not knowing what goes on until he hears about it on the news?

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      They’re all red (rouge)? I think you mean rogue. :)

      EDIT: Although rouge could apply also . . .

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        It was the drawing of that rouge line in the sand.

      • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

        I did and thanks. oops.

        • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

          No problem. I use the wrong word sometimes, too.

          • Ghee!

            I never dew.

          • David

            Me to.

  • MNWoman

    I have come to expect lies from this administration but this particular case makes me furious.

    As always, God Bless Our Troops, both past and present. I truly thank you for your service.

  • Lindakl

    Even the MSM has to be scratching their heads, Obama was on the VA committee when he was a Senator, did he not attend any meetings. How stupid are the people who voted for this guy?

    • Acethepug

      You mean Senator Present? The only thing Obama liked was baby killing, one of the rare things he did something other than vote “Present” on.

      And as stupid as our fellow countrymen are, do not forget the criminal complicity of the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party, a.k.a. the Media. They are as much to blame for Obama being elected as anyone.

  • David Nicoli

    “Sure Johnny, you can be President one day – just keep watching TV”

  • Rex

    I wouldn’t take Jay Carney’s word as truth… That’s just the WH Protocol to delay the truth coming out. Expect a tell-all book decades later penned by a WH weasel working with Carney to prove that point.

  • journogal

    According to Washington Times, he knew about this in 2008, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/18/obama-warned-about-va-wait-time-problems-during-20/
    How can one be so ignorant, and how can voters fall for this?

    • Smokey

      I read the article and then gave up as I read that this was inherited from Bush – come on, enough with the Bush blame already. If in fact he inherited it then why was it not fixed – to busy with the life style as a celebrity to actually do the job. Again – America’s first Royal Family, when is he going to get his head out of his A** and actually do the job and as for the voting public that put him there twice, how many were TRUE votes for him and not fraud ( oh, thats right, no voter fraud from another useless incompetent, Eric Holder )…………………..

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      I’m going to borrow this, if that’s cool.

      • Hotlanta Mike

        Consider it shareware…

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          You are a Great Guy!

          Thank you for always for being the American Patriot!

          We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
          OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
          (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • MNWoman

    I wonder if the news about the LA Clippers owner was given to him faster than the news about the VA scandal.

  • MNWoman

    I am quite sure in the real world this level of ignorance not be tolerated.

  • MaisieMartin

    He only found out when he ran out of Game of Thrones and had to turn on the news.

  • MNWoman

    Remind me, what qualifications and/or skills does he have that got him elected twice?

    • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

      It wasn’t his qualifications that got him elected. It was the media’s & the idiot public’s qualifications….or lack of qualifications.

      • MNWoman

        HI!

        I don’t know if I’ve ever seen you on Twitchy. Good to see you, my friend.

        • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

          I love Twitchy! Although it does have a tendency to ramp up my pessimism from time to time. When it comes to the public, the stupid is strong. I’m starting to think we might have reached the point of no return and the zombies are taking over. :(

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Whew . . . zombies . . . for a minute there I was worried it might be something truly evil.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            *stirs pot on stove for lunch*

          • MNWoman

            Have you seen the movie “Idiocracy”?

            It is supposed to be a comedy.

          • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

            What? That wasn’t a documentary? Damn.

            Yeah, I’ve seen it…..and I experience it on a daily basis.

          • David

            Mr. Bluto: Don’t tell me you have given up on winning Olive Oyl and are now going after MNWoman?
            Sincerallly,

            Your arch enemy,
            Popeye

      • MNWoman

        Plus he hangs out with veto celebrities like Jay-Z. To the low info voters that is good enough.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Is skin color a qualification? ‘Cause that’s pretty much the only reason anyone voted for him.

  • QueenB

    I would say this is becoming a total joke, but we passed total joke a year ago at least.

  • Orpheus75

    Carney is the little doll with the “pull me” string on his back. Programmed with a few repetitive responses. This is the most used one.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Chatty Cathy Doll.

  • discus_it

    We are in incapable hands (no I did not stutter).

  • mrspinky85

    This is a total flat out lie. Obama ran on the VA backlog!

    http://www.caintv.com/cnn-if-the-president-is-mad-as

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      I’m shocked . . . well, not that shocked.

  • mrspinky85

    Here is a more recent video of him talking about the backlog.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKYBsyNdAXo

  • WhoDat

    I find that hard to believe.

    Carney is just throwing the media a bone to make them feel good.

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      Considering their already over-inflated egos, I doubt they needed one.

    • mrspinky85

      Obama ran on the VA backlog. So, this is a lie.

      • WhoDat

        Which is why I think they “found out about it from the media” is stupid.

        It’s Carney being a carny.

        • mrspinky85

          Yup. He is such a liar.

        • mrspinky85

          I know we give you a bunch of mess here. But, at least your’re not blind to this.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Yet you fell for the “I didn’t know about the IRS targeting until I heard about it on the news!!”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What does it say, when the WH spokesman tells you that the Prez is Will Rogers– all he knows is what he sees in the newspapers?
    To paraphrase Will– Jay Carney never met a lie he didn’t like…

  • mrspinky85

    Good news. Democrats are running from Obama. Too late guys.

    http://www.caintv.com/panicky-democrats-abandoning-o

  • Dexter Alarius

    The lie keeps working because the press don’t care.

    • journogal

      They are part of the cover up. Enablers of sort. They haven’t held this administration responsible for anything, and aren’t going to start now.

    • mrspinky85

      We need to care. We need more people to come forward too.

  • World B. Free

    The media used to get their stories from the White House.

    Now it’s the other way around?

    Oy Vey.

  • mrspinky85

    He sure knew Saturday was International Homophobia and Transphobia Day. Forgot it was Armed Forces Day.

    How come you don’t know Commander-In-Chief? Not one leader can get away with this in the military. Not one.

  • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

    Trying to make Corpse-Men a reality I guess.

  • no_more_deceit

    The circus clown Carney is a lying little hack, Obobo was asked about this scandal earlier in the year in the Philippines.

  • Heather Atkinson

    At no point was the administration aware of what the administration was doing.

    • mrspinky85

      Real leadership. Even if he didn’t know, someone could’ve told him.

  • Summerwarmth

    Maybe there should be a news report that Obama has stepped down from the WH to play more golf and he has taken Biden with him as his caddy. I am sure it would be welcome news to Obama (except the Biden as caddy part).

    I can see Obama now saying to Carney: “I don’t remember stepping down but obviously I need more work on my golf game and it is in-the-news.” Obama obviously would have no clue given all the information he gets from the news and we would hopefully have someone more competent in office a few years earlier.

    • mrspinky85

      I think Biden is the reason people fight Obama’s impeachment.

      • journogal

        That, and a Democrat Senate, where it would stall.

        • mrspinky85

          That’s why I am watching November so closely. Harry Reid will cry about that Nuclear option.

          • journogal

            There will be a lot of weeping and gnashing of the teeth when the power pendulum swings back.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            And I will dance gleefully while they wring their hands and cry.

          • mrspinky85

            I know its not the Christian thing to do. But, I want to so bad.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            It’s not..but when they changed the rules of the Senate, they had to know it would bite them in the butt one day.

          • mrspinky85

            They don’t care about tomorrow. That’s why there are so many scandals. Look at the list of scandals and/or the people who had to step down in this administration. Even Holder was in contempt with Lerner. EPA leader gone, HHS gone, IRS other leader gone.

            Who was competent in this administration? Even Gaithner is saying he was told to lie. This is a hot mess.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        It’s because Reid and the Democrats control the Senate.

  • mrspinky85

    Someone needs to ask Obama Why he never knows what is going on?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      He knew on April 28, 2014. See the below that we just posted from the Whitehouse, mrspinky.

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

      • mrspinky85

        I know he knew. I remember I think republicvet posted about how the VA new back in November 2013 if I am not mistaken.
        I just want reporters to call him out. I wish they would.

        He ran on the VA problems in 2007. This is a lie.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Yes, Ma’am it is. We have many, not one, and that is the sad part. It all did not have to be this way. He needs help, and he does not acknowledge that.

          We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
          OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
          (Mr. and Mrs.)

          • Guest

            Great, now Bloomberg is going to launch a campaign for hammer laws, registration and eventually confiscation. I don’t want to go back to using rocks.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Isn’t it easier to store those rocks in your head than it would be to store hammers there?

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Hey now . . . some of those rocks may be valuable.

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Gold in them thar rocks…

            We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
            OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
            (Mr. and Mrs.)

          • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

            Yes, they have to keep up the security to protect us from ourselves. And they’d find an 0bama Expert on Rocks, that would Proof Out that using a rock on a nail, might start a fire…Just the continued saga of his fears… Of The way 0bama’s World Turned America Upside Down…

            We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
            OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
            (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Control F and search for the word veteran, and you will see that Jay Carney is LYING, again…

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/28/remarks-president-obama-and-president-benigno-aquino-iii-philippines-joi

    April 28, 2014
    http://www.whitehouse.gov
    Taken from the above:
    Remarks President Obama and President Benigno Aquino III Phillipines

    Q Thank you to both Presidents. President Aquino, as a journalist, I’d
    like to ask you why 26 journalists have been killed since you took office. And
    I understand that there have only been suspects arrested in six of those cases.
    What are you doing to fix that?

    President Obama, as you grappled here with all these national security
    challenges, I have two questions. One, back home we’ve learned that 40 military
    veterans died while they were waiting for health care, a very tragic situation.
    I know you don’t run the Phoenix Office of Veterans Affairs, but as
    Commander-in-Chief, what specifically will you pledge to fix that?

    And, secondly, more broadly — big picture — as you end this trip, I don’t
    think I have to remind you there have been a lot of unflattering portraits of
    your foreign policy right now. And rather than get into all the details or red
    lines, et cetera, I’d like to give you a chance to lay out what your vision is
    more than five years into office, what you think the Obama doctrine is in terms
    of what your guiding principle is on all of these crises and how you answer
    those critics who say they think the doctrine is weakness.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, Ed, I doubt that I’m going to have time to lay out my
    entire foreign policy doctrine. And there are actually some complimentary
    pieces as well about my foreign policy, but I’m not sure you ran them.

    Here’s I think the general takeaway from this trip. Our alliances in the
    Asia Pacific have never been stronger; I can say that unequivocally. Our
    relationship with ASEAN countries in Southeast Asia have never been stronger. I
    don’t think that’s subject to dispute. As recently as a decade ago, there were
    great tensions between us and Malaysia, for example. And I think you just
    witnessed the incredible warmth and strength of the relationship between those
    two countries.

    We’re here in the Philippines signing a defense agreement. Ten years ago,
    fifteen years ago there was enormous tensions around our defense relationship
    with the Philippines. And so it’s hard to square whatever it is that the
    critics are saying with facts on the ground, events on the ground here in the
    Asia Pacific region. Typically, criticism of our foreign policy has been
    directed at the failure to use military force. And the question I think I would
    have is, why is it that everybody is so eager to use military force after we’ve
    just gone through a decade of war at enormous costs to our troops and to our
    budget? And what is it exactly that these critics think would have been
    accomplished?

    My job as Commander-in-Chief is to deploy military force as a last resort,
    and to deploy it wisely. And, frankly, most of the foreign policy commentators
    that have questioned our policies would go headlong into a bunch of military
    adventures that the American people had no interest in participating in and
    would not advance our core security interests.

    So if you look at Syria, for example, our interest is in helping the Syrian
    people, but nobody suggests that us being involved in a land war in Syria would
    necessarily accomplish this goal. And I would note that those who criticize our
    foreign policy with respect to Syria, they themselves say, no, no, no, we don’t
    mean sending in troops. Well, what do you mean? Well, you should be assisting
    the opposition — well, we’re assisting the opposition. What else do you mean?
    Well, perhaps you should have taken a strike in Syria to get chemical weapons
    out of Syria. Well, it turns out we’re getting chemical weapons out of Syria
    without having initiated a strike. So what else are you talking about? And at
    that point it kind of trails off.

    In Ukraine, what we’ve done is mobilize the international community. Russia
    has never been more isolated. A country that used to be clearly in its orbit
    now is looking much more towards Europe and the West, because they’ve seen that
    the arrangements that have existed for the last 20 years weren’t working for
    them. And Russia is having to engage in activities that have been rejected
    uniformly around the world. And we’ve been able to mobilize the international
    community to not only put diplomatic pressure on Russia, but also we’ve been
    able to organize European countries who many were skeptical would do anything to
    work with us in applying sanctions to Russia. Well, what else should we be
    doing? Well, we shouldn’t be putting troops in, the critics will say. That’s
    not what we mean. Well, okay, what are you saying? Well, we should be arming
    the Ukrainians more. Do people actually think that somehow us sending some
    additional arms into Ukraine could potentially deter the Russian army? Or are
    we more likely to deter them by applying the sort of international pressure,
    diplomatic pressure and economic pressure that we’re applying?

    The point is that for some reason many who were proponents of what I consider
    to be a disastrous decision to go into Iraq haven’t really learned the lesson of
    the last decade, and they keep on just playing the same note over and over
    again. Why? I don’t know. But my job as Commander-in-Chief is to look at what
    is it that is going to advance our security interests over the long term, to
    keep our military in reserve for where we absolutely need it. There are going
    to be times where there are disasters and difficulties and challenges all around
    the world, and not all of those are going to be immediately solvable by us.

    But we can continue to speak out clearly about what we believe. Where we can
    make a difference using all the tools we’ve got in the toolkit, well, we should
    do so. And if there are occasions where targeted, clear actions can be taken
    that would make a difference, then we should take them. We don’t do them
    because somebody sitting in an office in Washington or New York think it would
    look strong. That’s not how we make foreign policy. And if you look at the
    results of what we’ve done over the last five years, it is fair to say that our
    alliances are stronger, our partnerships are stronger, and in the Asia Pacific
    region, just to take one example, we are much better positioned to work with the
    peoples here on a whole range of issues of mutual interest.

    And that may not always be sexy. That may not always attract a lot of
    attention, and it doesn’t make for good argument on Sunday morning shows. But
    it avoids errors. You hit singles, you hit doubles; every once in a while we
    may be able to hit a home run. But we steadily advance the interests of the
    American people and our partnership with folks around the world.

    Q The Veterans Affairs —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: You got me all worked up on the other one.
    (Laughter.)

    The moment we heard about the allegations around these 40 individuals who had
    died in Phoenix, I immediately ordered the Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
    General Shinseki, to investigate. We also have an IG investigation taking
    place. And so we take the allegations very seriously.

    That is consistent with what has been my rock-solid commitment to make sure
    that our veterans are cared for. I believe that if somebody has served our
    nation then they have to get the benefits and services that they have earned.
    And my budgets have consistently reflected that. That’s why we’ve resourced the
    Veterans Affairs office more in terms of increases than any other department or
    agency in my government.

    That doesn’t mean, though, that some folks may still not be getting the help
    that they need. And we’re going to find out if, in fact, that’s the case, and
    I’m interested in working with everybody, whether it’s our outstanding veteran
    service organizations or Congress, to make sure that there is not a single
    veteran in the United States who needs help — whether because they’re homeless,
    because they’re sick, because they’re looking for a job. I want to make sure
    that they are getting the help that they need.

  • mrspinky85

    i got another question. If we say that the MSM doesn’t report everything, right. How does Obama get information from the MSM? They don’t report everything. So, saying he learn stuff from this media is another spin again.

  • arttie

    That’s why so many trips to left coastville. He learns of things from the California grape vine.

  • Brett the Brit

    Be fair, if they don’t have a hashtag how can you expect Obama to know about it?

    • Ghee!

      #Igetmynewsfromthevoicesinmyhead

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Yes. Hammer met nail!

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness(Mr. and Mrs.)

  • Ed McDowell

    And yet people still believe him. Good grief!

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    I wonder if Obamacare covers convenient selective memory lost and pathological liar syndrome.

    Because I think Obama need some treatments to help him remember things he was involve in and speeches he said in the past.

    • Ghee!

      If treatment involves a hammer then I volunteer to help.

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        Ha! Like you know how to use a hammer…

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Is he licensed to have it at home?

          We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
          OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
          (Mr. and Mrs.)

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Great, now Bloomberg is going to launch a campaign for hammer laws, registration and eventually confiscation. I don’t want to go back to using rocks.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            These from your head will not work very well. :)

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        We just need a light to look into just one of his ears to find that light does travel through to the other side of ‘matter’…

        We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
        OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
        (Mr. and Mrs.)

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

        These won’t work…I know it’s what you and yours used to build that house in your avi, but like I said…you didn’t really build that.

        • Ghee!

          Actually, I just designed it. I only get hammered on weekends and use my hammer for good. 😉

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

            Pictures or it doesn’t happen. 😛

    • Nightvalzin

      *Obama goes in for treatments*

      “I’m a doctor, not a miracle worker!”

  • Black Belt Conservative

    I wonder if he’ll find out soon by watching the news that he gets all his information from the news?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I found this 2007 link via Hot Air: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=93227

    It’s pretty interesting as a certain candidate for president insists things like, “When 400,000 veterans are stuck on a waiting list for claims, we need a new sense of urgency.” Perhaps the media should report this link so that Obama can learn of what he said five years ago.

  • Jack Deth

    Obama will have a presser late Friday afternoon. And say that there is “an internal investigation” going one. And he will never speak of it again!

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Well, you can’t talk about an ongoing investigation . . . and if you never finish any investigation, then . . . .

  • CO2 Producer

    No way, he heard about it in the news? Who would have guessed.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      LOL….I was thinkin the same thing.

      • CO2 Producer

        They have the resources to spy on pretty much all of America, but they don’t know what’s going on in their own department? What a load.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    With Barack Hussein Obama, this one never gets old…

  • Hadit Uptohere

    Highest paid Nielsen group EVER.

  • Kawfy

    actually….he just found out from news reports that WE found out…a nuanced difference. He knew long ago. This guy doesn’t like to actually “work” he only wants the perks of the presidency. Work is above his pay grade and all that….

  • Keith

    Said it before and will say it again, Obama is a lying POS. And thats the nicest thing I have to say about this piece of garbage.

  • Suzyqpie

    It will be fascinating to see the gallimaufry of papers assembled to inhabit the 0bama Pres library since Pres 0bama was unaware of so much that occurred during his occupation of La Casa Blanca.

  • mrspinky85

    Has anyone seen our liberal troll friends on this thread yet?

    • Ghee!

      *crickets*

  • Earl Sullivan

    What idiot doesn’t know what goes on in his administration?….oh wait it is Obama and his administration that has to learn of everything from the Newspapers or News channels. The buck doesn’t stop at his desk he just passes it on as if he didn’t see it.

  • Guest

    A message for Barry…

  • Chris Mears

    A message for Barry

  • Hank_Scorpio

    What a complete and utter embarrassment…..

  • Hank_Scorpio

    Maybe someone should air that his policies suck on the news, maybe he’ll get a clue….

  • Kim Hunt

    Oh man….I’ve already seen this episode…

  • Stephen Johnston

    The POTUS has every resource looking into it. He’ll get to the bottom of this. It is an outrage.

  • neoface

    Another reason why Obama is not qualified to be a president, his ineptitude is beyond quantity.

  • Stephen Johnston

    “I didn’t know what I had for dinner until I saw it in the news”

  • Deborah Davis

    I did not think he liked Fox News. They are the only ones following this mess.

  • BorderLine Guy

    This is at least the 3rd time they have used that line, and it must work on most. I find it the same as saying “The President is completely uninformed about what’s happening under his nose.”

  • Jens Johnson

    Yeah; more of Jay’s and O’s bull. Just ignore a problem and hope that HIS media will cover it up.

  • JDW

    It’s probably true. His staff doesn’t want to bother POTUS details like caring for those that protect/have protected our freedoms while he’s busy playing golf, planning his next taxpayer-funded vacation, or online shopping for mom-jeans….

    • T-Bone

      Kill a vet, do nothing. Slur a gay, jump into action.

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    The smartest president ever according to liberals everybody~

  • bret robertson

    the president is clueless I knew that from day 1 how is it news

  • willy

    We heard it on he news. Next we’ll investigate. Then we’ll tell you it’s old new and there nothing to see here just lie all the other faux scandals.

  • chetnapier

    He broke his magic 8 ball

  • John Howard

    Apparently, Obama’s “a pen and a phone” only work for outgoing communications.

  • David

    We interrupt the Clippers/Celtic game to bring this development on the VA scandal . . .
    Click

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Do you ever wonder if Carney has a set of cards that he shuffles before each press conference and then picks one to use that day? They say things like “The President learned about this situation on the news.” Or “It is {insert specific group’s name and/or video here}’s fault.” Or “The President will respond to that soon.”

    • waterytart

      And after he picks his card, and makes his pronouncement, you expect the press corp to say “Go Fish” in unison. It’s almost as if he has a Magic Jug Ears 8 ball.

      • The_Kat ✓vilified

        I need a picture of that “Magic Jug Ear 8 ball”!

    • SuperPantsPrime

      Somebody should switch them out with a set of Cards Against Humanity.

  • JohnnyN2O

    Maybe if one of the vet’s was gay or waiting for a sex-change the Pres would do something.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Well, (Chelsea) Manning isn’t a vet and he is…

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Good going libs. You guys elected a man who is so incompetent that he doesn’t know what’s going on until he hears about it on the news.

    Of course, we all know he’s lying. He knows exactly what’s going on, he just thinks that if he pretends that he didn’t know about it when the corruption comes to light, that he’ll get a free pass. Good thing for him you libs are truly stupid enough to fall for it.

  • Peyton

    He only learns about scandals on the news, and the only news station that covers scandals is Fox News…. so the President watches Fox News?

  • Tanker74

    Why aren’t the media telling Barack Hussein Obama these things?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Luv that sarc.

      We will not allow a white flag planted on her soil…
      OLLPOH ~ Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness
      (Mr. and Mrs.)

  • AMartel

    Translation: “Heard about it on the news” = I didn’t care until other people started making a big deal about it and the MSM finally picked it up after 100s of veterans were already dead and 100s more living in agony.
    Beneath.
    Contempt.
    I
    I
    I
    I
    x1,000,000
    X

  • stuckinIL4now

    Just wondering…is Holder’s announcement about going after the Chinese another squirrel move to divert attention from the VA scandal?

  • FeralFemale

    Except that BO learned about the wait times in 2008…Jay Crapweasel is such a Douch Bagg.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-did-obama-know-the-va-hospital-scandal-and-when/

  • MyrmidoNOT

    Who’da thunk that being “in theater” would be potentially safer than returning to the mainland?

    Too bad ‘so much time’ is being wasted on determining the extent of the problem…instead of “taking care” of those-in-need!!!

    Please ‘take care’ of the troops. Figure-out ‘what happened’ either ‘after’….or concurrently. Wasted time is the problem…getting service/appointments is the solution.

    Signed: Captain Obvious

  • Jake Bradford

    Even worse, Obama learned about it from watching The View.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    I’m a 4 1/2 year sober, recovering alcoholic, and in the thousands of AA meetings I’ve attended with professional liars (which any alcoholic sober or not, can tell you, we can look you in the eye and convince you, the sun rises in the west into a paisley colored sky, and you’ll swear you’ve known that for years) when I look at carnival barker Bagdad Jay dealing with the LSM, he makes me/us look like two year olds with chocolate frosting smeared on our faces, denying we had a piece of cake. Un-freaking-believable.

  • KC

    Thank goodness for FOXNews. Keeping Obama informed at every turn. Even though he says he doesn’t watch Fox he knows all about Fox and the stories they report on.

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    So, the MSM is getting talking points from the WH. The WH is learning events from the MSM. But the MSM is getting talking points from the WH….ad nauseum. No wonder nobody has a Scooby. But for those pesky kids at FOX and bloggers.

  • David Johnson

    He was probably riveted to CNN and the missing jetliner!!!!

  • cscape

    In case everyone was wondering what all the delaying in response to this latest (VA) scandal was all about….. the answer is simple…… White House staff is combing through thousands of hours of You Tube Videos to try and find someone or something else to blame!….. Still searching…..

  • jaded

    I believe he heard it through the media… they are all his friends and probably told him before they reported it. Nothing like leading from behind.

  • mhojai

    I’m old enough to recall when the media would report what the President knows…does this one pay them for their research? Truly, truly pathetic!

  • syvyn11

    What good are the president’s aids? What are they there for? To tell Barry that he is AWESOME?

  • CopperJohn

    The media is part of the Bamer’s cabinet anyway so they are the ones responsible for keeping him informed….at least that is what I heard through the media.

  • socalcon

    Ironically, it’s how Obama found out about Amb. Stevens death, as well.

  • Independentview

    So he only knows something is happening if it’s on the 6:30 news. Another reason he is so clueless.
    He has to be one of the last people under 60 who watches the 6:30 news.

  • redbirddeb

    Has Barry been watching FoxNews again? God knows he’ll never learn ANYTHING from his MSM hacks/suck ups.

  • MommaGator

    Think of all the tax money we send to Washington, and this administration does its intelligence gathering through MSNBC?? (So many oxymorons in that question…)