Aw: Jay Carney Profoundly Offended by Reaction to Obama’s ‘Bumps in the Road’ Comment

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Trying desperately to wish  away the awful Obama gaffe from his 60 Minutes appearance, the hapless Jay Carney unveiled some really pathetic spin today.

GOP suggestions that President Obama had qualified the deaths of four Americans as a “bump in the road” were “desperate and offensive,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.

Republicans from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich have assailed Obama for saying in a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday that recent protests in the Middle East were but a “bump in the road” to democracy. Some Republican said the choice of words belittles the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

“The president was referring to the transformations in the region,” Carney said at his press briefing Monday. “There is a certain rather desperate attempt to grasp at words and phrases here to find political advantage. And in this case, that’s profoundly offensive.”

Gee, it almost sounds like they want an apology. Don’t hold your breath, kiddies.

“It is disgusting to have Obama describe the killing of an ambassador and three other Americans as ‘a bump in the road’ on 60 minutes,” former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich tweeted.

And former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer wrote on Twitter: “I guess when u win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing, an attack that kills an Ambassador is just a ‘bump in the road.’”

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3 Responses to “Aw: Jay Carney Profoundly Offended by Reaction to Obama’s ‘Bumps in the Road’ Comment”

  1. Chipperoo on 24/24/12 at 6:44 pm

    Jay Carney et cie. can huff & puff and parade around the high dudgeon all he wants. But he represents a guy who is so careless & thoughtless in his public statements that his minions both in government and in media must constantly clean up after, like a circus elephant.

  2. Chipperoo on 24/24/12 at 6:51 pm

    You know, essentially Krofft asked “was the Arab Spring worth it.” The “it” was all the downside risk and damage to US interests in the region. O sought to deflect this question by uttering the same airy, inconclusive, platitudinous generalizations he always uses. When he popped off with “bumps in the road” he was minimizing — if not dismissing out of hand — all that the US had recently suffered. That presumptively includes the overrunning of the Libyan consulate and the assassination of the Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

    Romney was fairly attacking the callous thoughtlessness and carelessness of O’s answer. I call the shot “in bounds.”

  3. Baby Glock on 24/24/12 at 10:22 pm


    He was a “bump in the road”,
    Now a bump in the earth.
    While we join with his family in grief.
    He foresaw grievous danger,
    But petitioned in vain,
    To “THE WON” who could offer relief.

    His defiled remains now shout: “TRAITOR,
    As his life and his faith are besmirched,
    By appeasement, even tribute, to killers,
    Who laugh at his blood on their earth.
    May we find some small solace in learning
    Those harsh lessons now known from his death:

    If you’re under attack when Barak’s got your back,
    Then you know that you’ve breathed your last breath.

    See, “Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege” at