President Obama never stops to name those “phony scandals” that have so inhibited his laser-like focus on jobs and the economy, so it was good of Jay Carney to clarify that they include the killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS.
Speaking to a crowd in Phoenix, Ariz., this afternoon, the president again blamed those “phony scandals” for holding him back and again promised that the economy would once again be his highest priority — for real this time.
In Phoenix housing speech, POTUS again says "phony scandals" are distraction Washington from work the would help the middle class.
— Wes Barrett (@wesbarrett) August 6, 2013
— Steve Krafft (@SKrafftFox10) August 6, 2013
— Concept Conservative (@CntCnv) August 6, 2013
"Phony scandals" again, eh?
— Tim (@AspiringThrawn) August 6, 2013
in Phoenix Obama uses 'phony scandals' line again. In DC we're filing charges on Benghazi. What a country.
— Brad Cundiff (@bradcundiff) August 6, 2013
— moodyredhead (@moodyredhead) August 6, 2013
That’s true: Obama’s complaint about phony scandals came at the same time CNN was announcing that the administration is finally filing formal charges against a suspect in the terrorist attack that killed four Americans. But the guy who made that video has been in jail for a while now, right?
— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) August 6, 2013
If #Benghazi was one of Obama's "phony scandals" …why not file "phony charges"? Why file against the ringleader, if it was "phony"?
— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) August 6, 2013
So if Benghazi and the IRS were the phony scandals, what does that make all of the rest of them?
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) August 6, 2013
— Doreen Schroeder (@purplerm) August 6, 2013
Obama again decries "phony scandals" as distracting Government attention from helping the middle class. pic.twitter.com/FqnEu9Wm1D
— Mr. Peabody (@Timoniumbill) August 6, 2013
How long will Obama go on Leno before he talks about distractions and phony scandals? I say inside of 3 minutes.
— DocGuido (@DocGuido) August 6, 2013