Friday was another tour de force for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. He tap danced around the brand spanking new IRS scandal by pointing out the head of the agency was a Bush appointee (true) and that the IRS was an independent agency (false, its part of the Treasury Dept.).
“I.R.S. is an independent enforcement agency,” said Carney. “The —
which I believe, as I understand it, contains only two political
appointees within it. The individual who is running the I.R.S. at the
time was actually an appointee from the previous administration.”
Backed against a wall because of the Jonathan Karl revelation about 12 versions of the Benghazi talking points, at the same press update he blamed the scandal on Mitt Romney and John McCain for making it political. Carney has long passed the line where he was “spinning” for the president and now operates out of some mythical area where fantasy become reality.
Typical Jay Carney, but it makes one wonder…does he really believe his own Bull Sh*t? Most of the time he looks as if he really believes the lies he is spewing in the name of the President, even when he is giving spin so ridiculous that one expects him to break out laughing and announce “April Fools!.”
The guy was an award winning journalist. Carney was Time’s Washington Bureau Deputy Chief from 2003 to
2005, and Chief from September 2005 until December 2008. He was assigned
to the magazine’s Washington Bureau in that tenure while also being
able to write about politics and national affairs. Carney has also
worked for CNN as a special correspondent–we are talking strong MSM credentials.
Does Carney go home at nigh upset that he has sold his soul for a chance to be near the seat of power? Is the guy upset that he has to repeat the same lies over and over again–without making it seem like a joke? Do you wonder if he wants to say “Hey guys you ever hear the one about the Benghazi talking points?” before he repeated the same story long proven to be false:
“Those talking points originated from the intelligence community.
They reflect the IC’s best assessments of what they thought had
happened,” Carney told reporters at the White House press briefing on
November 28, 2012. “The White House and the State Department have made
clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points
by either of those two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’
to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
Did Jay Carney mean it when he got a bit cranky because of a series of pointed questions
asking if the president should be traveling less/scheduling fewer golf
trips rather than taking away the American People’s access to their White House? After all some of those same reporters might remember that Reporter Jay Carney criticized George Bush for taking vacations. Did he believe it when he said that the New Egyptian President believed in religious tolerance? Or when he said that Bush did not believe that Jerusalem was Israel’s Capital even though that was not true?
I wonder if Carney believes himself when he blames things on Bush, The CIA, The Secret Service, everyone but his boss–the man in charge.
In 2016 the Obama administration will be done with…and Jay Carney will have to find a new job. Does he believe his own Bull Sh*t enough to try to get a job working with the people he’s lied to for 4+years? After all when a reporter sells his soul, the only thing a journalist has–his honesty to be close to the seat of power, eventually he will have to pay up. Pretty soon Carney will have to stop lying and start paying the price for his own “Bull Sh*t” whether he believes it or not, because the rest of us do not believe it in the least.