February 27, 2013

"White House was not involved in ICE's decision to release detainees..."

Carney says.

White House teflon, more slippery than ICE.

45 comments:

William said...

Poppycock

Methadras said...

These people are such liars. I've never seen this level of lying before in my lifetime. It's blatant, it's obvious and they simply do not care as they drive this country off a cliff to let it lawn dart into some unholy second rate nation. Leftism is a mental disease it really is and it's manifest in it's insanity in the Obama administration's willful gutting of certain parts of the Constitution. It's an impediment to him and his need to rule beyond it and he knows this. He's taken the tact that he can simply ignore it and dare anyone in congress to do something about it. He knows who the political cowards are.

Rocketeer said...

Well, then, now that they know what's going on, they can involve themselves in having ICE reverse the decision, can't they?

Can't they?

Well??

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edutcher said...

We've gone from, "It's Bush's Fault", to, "It's Big Sis' fault".

Can't wait for the rationalizations on this one.

Particularly since Hispanic gangs are making war on black people in some states.

damikesc said...

Umm, ICE is part of the Executive Branch.

Obama --- guess who is ultimately responsible for ALL of it?

The only plus of Obama is that Republicans can freely ignore laws they don't like when they gain power.

Sam L. said...

They've had the 10K hours of practice at it.

Amartel said...

O'Blamer will not accept responsibility, ever.

Obama and his fools were just crowing about this, as a way to scaremonger the sequester. Then someone pointed out, duh, there's no sequester yet.

Ruh roh.

Deflect, deflect, deflect.

It matters NOT whether "the White House" was involved in ICE's decision to release the detainees.
ICE is part of the Obama Administration. Janet Napolitano is Obama's pick, Obama's responsibility, and she released these, as it turns out, rather unwholesome illegal aliens. Back into America, of course. God forbid we should deport their unwholesome lawbreaking asses.

And now we're stuck with Hagel at Defense. Great.
Future headline:
"White House was not involved in Defense Department decision to ..."
(hose down Israel, Eastern Europe, Taiwan, Etc.).

Maryland Geezer said...

It's going to be a long four years.

Fritz said...

For their next sequester savings, they could decline to prosecute Aaron Schwarz...

Ooops, too late!

Mitchell the Bat said...

Oh Mighty ICE's!!!

Rocketeer said...

Oh Mighty ICE's!!!

Shazam! - where did that come from?

edutcher said...

Apparently, heads are rolling, some guy named...

MEAD?????

EDH said...

"Better put some ICE on that."

-- Bill Clinton

Aridog said...

I have one thing to say about this nonsense. It's at the link.

PS: I happen to have friends in ICE....in the criminal detention and deportation escort section...and they say BULLSHIT. Some have said that by the end of the year they expect they'll be passing out fresh new green cards like poker chips. YMMV

MadisonMan said...

White House Teflon? More like Media Deflector Shields, set at maximum intensity.

Seeing Red said...

I guess that just goes to show how big Uncle Sam really is and needs a trim.

Paul said...

And Obama says.. "I didn't do it. Just people UNDER ME did it. I have no responsibility!"

Again, the buck does not stop at his desk. Never did cause he is a 'community organizer president'.

Why.... IT'S BUSHS FAULT!!!

EMD said...

Are they technically involved with anything?

David said...

"This was a decision made by career officials at ICE without any input from the White House, as a result of fiscal uncertainty over the continuing resolution, as well as possible sequestration," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday.

Assume this to be true.

It tells you a lot about the commitment to enforcement by these career officials.

jacksonjay said...


Like MLK I have a dream. I dream that one day, ten years from now, President Hillary will be blaming our $25T debt on "Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest among us, two wars on a credit card and Medicare Part D!"

mccullough said...

Why not cut Jay Carney's position?

Seeing Red said...

Career officials? They didn't even talk to Big Sis?

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Bob said...

"Not involved" in management speak means clueless, disinterested, not paying attention, or distracted.

In the private sector that often gets you fired. "Not involved" seems appropriate for so much of this administration's inactions.

Methadras said...

MadisonMan said...

White House Teflon? More like Media Deflector Shields, set at maximum intensity.


With the added Reality Distortion Field set to full.

Methadras said...

Obama: It wasn't me!!! It was the one-armed man!!!

The Drill SGT said...

The story is half right and an outright lie.

1. Almost certainly, the part about the WH not knowing is correct. Obama didn't want to know. He issued 'The Commander's Intent' to the Cabinet:
- make it hurt
- make it visible
- don't tell me in advance

2. The part that is completely BS: ICE is headed by a political SES. No F'ing Way, some junior career SES or career GS-15, decides to turn 300 criminal illegals free without clearing it with the ICE Boss. Officially.

3. I have no doubt, but suspect there aren't any fingerprints, that the ICE Poloitcal SES must have cleared it orally with Big Sis...

The Drill SGT said...

PS: The local NBC station in Dc has been doing, 'woe is us, sequestration" stories all week

Tonight, the National Park Service was reduced to observing that the grass would not be cut on the BW Parkway and trees might not be trimmed on the mall. I thought trees got trimmed in the fall :)

sad. going out with a whimper sad...

AJ Lynch said...

"WH was not involved in freeing illegals .......or Benghazi or this frightening sequester hatchet or the $5 Trillion in new debt since Obama took office or any other bad thing that happens in the next 4 years. IOW, President Obama votes present. "

Bill Beeman said...

So, clearly the basic concept escapes Obama; If he's the President, and it happens on his watch, he carries the responsibility.

Obama, his mouthpiece Carney, and the whole flock have been in full panic mode, trying to gin up alarm about a very small reduction in spending.

What is needed is real spending cuts. Not that I'm holding my breath waiting.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Every time I think this administration can not sink any lower, they come up with new and innovative ways of incurring disgust in anyone with a half a brain.

The usual suspect liberal cunts will be out in force to protect their beloved affirmative action hire I'm sure.

A pox on anyone who voted for this monster.

chrisnavin.com said...

Media Deflector Shields at maximum intensity.

Reality Distortion Field at full.

Race warp drive hovering at 11.

To Progressive Paradise, and beyond!

cubanbob said...

Zero should be challenged to fire Napolitano and everyone under her down to the agents involved as an example to others as to not go rogue. he won't because they did as they were told by their masters. If we had a real Congress he should be impeached and removed just for this alone. In any organazition the top guy is responsible for everyone underneath. If Zero can't manage, he needs to go. Clint was right. Why do have an empty chair.

Matthew Sablan said...

Well, if they weren't, they should have been. Remember when the Executive branch was actually responsible for things?

dbp said...

Let's just add it to the ever-increasing list of scandals which would have shaken a Republican administration and will be dutifully ignored by the media.

Leland said...

I'm sure the WH will investigate who approved this madness and fire them for incompetence. Right after they punish those who decided to give arms to Mexican Drug Lords.

bpm4532 said...

Democrats get the vapors over mere talk of trying to spend money wisely, and the president runs from accountability at every opportunity.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

If true, and it is consistent with many other decisions, Obama has populated his administration with a bunch of utterly clueless fuckwads.

Either that, or he's a treasonous, fascist thug who should be shot and hung upside-down like Mussolini.

Astro said...

Where is Thomas Nast when you need him?

Nathan Alexander said...

I've wondered, when will it become the accepted view that Obama was the worst President in the history of the US?

It will happen someday, but I wonder if it is going to take the Obama Youth dying off before the nation can safely take an objective look at Obama and the media complicity in his failures?

I also wonder if the press will be this much in the tank for Hillary? I actually don't think so. She's getting top over for her actions while a part of the Obama administration, but I don't think she commands the bootlicking toadyism that Obama gets.

But the next 10 years are going to suck, as we attempt to dig ourselves out from under the effects of the Obama Depression, restore the complete US Constitution to its rightful place as the law of the land, dismantle Obamacare, and reform entitlements.

Robert Cook said...

"These people are such liars. I've never seen this level of lying before in my lifetime."

Sure you have. Every administration lies, and to this extent. You just weren't paying attention.

Naut Right said...

Which president have we? Mr. Plausible Deniability or Mr. The Buck Stops Here?

Rusty said...

To borrow from another thread;

If Stalin only knew.........

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

The Drill SGT,

1. Almost certainly, the part about the WH not knowing is correct. Obama didn't want to know. He issued 'The Commander's Intent' to the Cabinet:
- make it hurt
- make it visible
- don't tell me in advance


That, I'd say, is almost certainly right.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Robert Cook,

Every administration lies, and to this extent. You just weren't paying attention.

Well, not every administration promises to be the most transparent administration in history. But I gather that was Lie No. 1.