Team Obama’s Damage Control Spin: “Our basic thrust is that nobody, here, did anything wrong”

Posted by on May 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

The basic thrust is this: We’re not reponsible for anything. It’s all someone else’s fault. The buck stops here? Pfft. The buck never got here.

The White House is circling the wagons as one of the most feverish periods of President Obama’s tenure enters its second week.

Obama and his aides have taken a more aggressive stance in recent days after fumbling their initial response to headline-grabbing scandals at different government agencies.

The administration’s strategy is centered on a simple defense: “Our basic thrust is that nobody, here, did anything wrong,” an Obama administration official told The Hill. “That’s why none of this is going to stick.”

Even though there is no evidence yet of wrongdoing in the White House, it does not mean that Obama will emerge scot-free from the furor over the IRS’s treatment of conservative groups, last year’s fatal terrorist attack in Benghazi and the Department of Justice’s seizure of phone records from The Associated Press.

They all have happened on Obama’s watch. And he has often said, “The buck stops with me.”

As if. But hey, if they want to be on record as defending the IRS, by all means have at it. Heck, run on that in the 2014 midterms and watch the bloodbath. If the GOP has the slightest clue they make the IRS, more unpopular than toe fungus, the centerpiece of the midterms.

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One Response to “Team Obama’s Damage Control Spin: “Our basic thrust is that nobody, here, did anything wrong””

  1. Blue Hen on 20/20/13 at 10:00 am

    That’s the question; are they really defending the IRS? Are they pretending that the IRS is on another planet? or that the IRS and the WH are only on civil speaking terms?

    Either way, why is he eager to hand off American health care to the IRS?