State Dept: You know, President Obama just doesn’t give himself enough credit on foreign policy

posted at 7:21 pm on May 29, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama’s foreign policy is rife with all kinds of problems, as his between-two-strawmen nothingburger of a speech before the noticeably unmoved West Point cadets yesterday so aptly demonstrated — but too much humility, dear readers, is not one of them.

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 plus one partners, certainly. Ukraine, we’ve been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process and supporting the government and supporting their efforts moving forward. Yes, there’s more work that needs to be done. The point is, we need to continue to stay at it. …

REPORTER: Credit for what? I’m sorry, credit for what?

An excellent question, for which I’m afraid Psaki cannot provide a convincingly complimentary answer — and she’s not the only one. Via the Free Beacon:

NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel acknowledged Thursday morning U.S. relations have not improved with a single nation under President Obama.

CNBC Squawk Box panelist and Home Depot founder Ken Langone pointedly asked Engel to name one country where relations have improved under President Obama’s leadership.

“I think you would be hard pressed to find that,” Engel said.

“Isn’t that a measure of foreign policy?” Langone interjected.

“Yeah,” Engel replied. “I think the reason is our allies have become confused.”


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I don’t give him any credit, either.

trigon on May 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Bye Erika! We’ll miss you!

coolrepublica on May 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too.

Cunning stunt.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Uncontrollably, spinning out of control.

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

This red-head makes Carney look like an amateur.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Among all his great qualities, his biggest is his humility.

/sarc

rbj on May 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

The ONE. The ONLY. King Barack the Magnificent!

This administration actually believes it’s own bullshit!

GarandFan on May 29, 2014 at 7:26 PM

CNBC Squawk Box panelist and Home Depot founder Ken Langone pointedly asked Engel to name one country where relations have improved under President Obama’s leadership.

“I think you would be hard pressed to find that,” Engel said.

“Isn’t that a measure of foreign policy?” Langone interjected.

“Yeah,” Engel replied. “I think the reason is our allies have become confused.”

After the last 5 years, do we still have any allies?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

The Cult is strong in this one.

faraway on May 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hey, Jen, how’s that “promise of hashtag” thing coming along?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Maybe Obama is just to busy fighting with John Bonehead Boehner over who is driving the crazy train off the rails to give himself credit for destroying America’s economy and standing in the world.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran,

LOL. OMG, these people are unreal. Will Barry still be boasting about this “accomplishment” when Iran announces it has successfully detonated its first nuke, and the crazy mullahs thank Barry for giving them the extra time to work on it without fear of retaliation?

AZCoyote on May 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Leftists want credit for ‘effort’. Like Rush said, they care.

We care, and do.

faraway on May 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too.

Whew! This isn’t a$$ kissing! This is a butt snorkel! I can smell it from here!

NavyMustang on May 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

The Cult is strong in this one.

faraway on May 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Oh she passed cult long ago, she’s a permanent resident of crazy land.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran,

You’re right. If Reagan was president, we would have passed the negotiation stage a long time ago and Iran’s nuke reactors would be smoking heaps of rubble.

NavyMustang on May 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I take exception with the attack dog media going after the seemingly hapless mouthpiece for the Administration. I believe it should be a matter of note that The One has greatly improved our relations with Mordor.

vnvet on May 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Bmore, you were wrong. Not whom you thought about. Later.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The Eightys Called:

********************* Its 1984 in the WH **************************!!

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too.

I agree with Jen Psaki-Psak on this one. American foreign policy is such a monumental disaster right now, with alliances in disarray, hot conflict erupting allover the place, war-lords pushing the limits in various spots and the Middle East a wreckage of fifty years of painstaking effort gone for naught, and the President has by no means taken the credit he deserves for this freaking mess. Of course, how could he possibly rectify such an unmitigated disaster?

He doesn’t much care, I realize (despite his Duty Of Care), but perhaps something really abject would make up some ground. Hire Liz Cheney maybe. Just kidding. Sort of.

MTF on May 29, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Speaking of Foreign Policy:

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 52s

Further, Rice says Snowden has done “immense damage” to US national security “in ways that I wish I could describe in public but I cannot.”

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 16s

Tonight on @CharlieRoseShow, @AmbassadorRice disputes Edward Snowden claim he was trained as a spy. She has “no idea” where that comes from.

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

After the last 5 years, do we still have any allies?

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Uruguay I think.

Judge_Dredd on May 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I understand decorum…but how does not 1 reporter laugh or snort or something when these people say such asinine things?!?

nextgen_repub on May 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I have been wrong many, many times.

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I was on a tour of the Nevada Test Site yesterday. All I could think about was how we keep our best and brightest with their b@((s in a sling (no testing for 20 years since Bush I stupid treaty w/ Russia) and the old guys who really knew how to get things done in nuclear science are all retiring/dying off.

And there’s Barry freeing up $billions of Iranian cash so they might proceed.

MistyLane on May 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

OOPS:

NSA leaker Edward Snowden granted temporary asylum in Russia
5h

NSA releases email correspondence between Edward Snowden, NSA Office of General Counsel – @icontherecord
Read more on tumblr.com

http://icontherecord.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/icontherecord

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

An administration is always going to surround themselves with loyal people. That is nothing new.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

An administration is always going to surround themselves with loyal people. That is nothing new.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Yes. The Bush administration did a bang-up job.

Judge_Dredd on May 29, 2014 at 7:45 PM

An administration is always going to surround themselves with loyal people. That is nothing new.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Loyal is one thing, batshit crazy like those in the Obamanation Administration is a whole nother level of insane.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Jen Psaki…

Proof that programmable humanoid robots are already reality.

climbnjump on May 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I have been wrong many, many times.

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Yes. You should go to the gulch to reflect.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Lake Jennipsaki, a mile wide by an inch deep.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Lake Jennipsaki, a mile wide by an inch deep.

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Inch? Hell closer to a micron…

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Tonight on @CharlieRoseShow, @AmbassadorRice disputes Edward Snowden claim he was trained as a spy. She has “no idea” where that comes from.

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I’m surprised she didn’t say it came from an internet video on YouTube.

bofh on May 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM

An administration is always going to surround themselves with loyal people. That is nothing new.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Loyal is one thing, batshit crazy like those in the Obamanation Administration is a whole nother level of insane.

oscarwilde on May 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Karl Rove. Loyal and said to be batshit crazy by most on the right. Every administration has them. I will admit the Obama administration has more than its fair share. They should spread the wealth.

Pickle on May 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM

“Yeah,” Engel replied. “I think the reason is our allies have become confused.”

Comedy GOLD!
Yep, it’s our allies that have become confused.
.
Our foreign policy isn’t bad, it’s non-existent.
.
Come to think of it, I guess that could cause some confusion now that I think about it.

JusDreamin on May 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Come now, Jen, enough credit? A smidgen?

Lincoln Cadillac on May 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Libya went swimmingly.

From How many Tomahawks at what/piece, to V22 Ospreys for an evac.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

What is wrong with gingers?

jukin3 on May 29, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I’m writing a book on Obama, Hillary, and Kerry’s foreign policy credits/wins.

jukin3 on May 29, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I’m finished.

jukin3 on May 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Oh,, I forgot,, first dead and buggered Ambassador in 30 years..

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Maybe someday Jen will grow up and feel crippling self disgust for her role in this administration.

Probably not.

Wendya on May 29, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I think I actually agree with kim jung un on barky.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 8:01 PM

jen psaki is a very snappy dresser.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Is there a hashtag for this?

Marxism is for dummies on May 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Where has Matt Lee been?

Banished from the kingdom?

lynncgb on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

obama is fairly humble and doesnt want to take sole credit for all of the great things hes accomplished in conjonction with others such as secratary clinton.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Jen Psaki-Psak

MTF… LMAO!

bernzright777 on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

I do. Twice daily. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I do. Twice daily. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Did you see the gift I left you?

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Bmore, row 117.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:09 PM

jen psaki is a very snappy dresser.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Wow, you actually spelled all the words correctly.

You get a gold star.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM

obama is fairly humble and doesnt want to take sole credit for all of the great things hes accomplished in conjonction with others such as secratary clinton.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

And then you go and give the gold star away.

“doesn’t”
“he’s”
“conjuction”
“secretary”

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM

s/b “conjunction”

I don’t get a gold star either.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM

bama is fairly humble and doesnt want to take sole credit for all of the great things hes accomplished in conjonction with others such as secratary clinton. ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Hey, AP. You are getting your socks mixed up. Dale1 is the one who can’t spell.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 8:16 PM

State Dept: You know, President Obama just doesn’t give himself enough credit on foreign policy

IDK, I’d like to hear Amb. Stevens’ opinion on this…

socalcon on May 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

jen psaki is a very snappy dresser.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Augusta National’s gift shop has quite the garment section. Who knew?

Christien on May 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I think the reason is our allies have become confused.

No: disheartened and betrayed is more like it.

J.B. Say on May 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too.

I agree. The lazy stupid shiftless rat-eared bastard has shucked and jived his way through foreign policy these last five years. He is far more guilty as to the state of the world than that stunningly moronic whore at State would admit. And her boss, an American traitor who was conspiring with terrorists and the enemy in the 1970s, is equally guilty.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Oh,, I forgot,, first dead and buggered Ambassador in 30 years..

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM

It may be the first dead ambassador in 30 years but I’m pretty sure it is the first one that was involuntarily buggered not that he had a problem with the buggering part as a rule.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

She’s no doubt auditioning for a bigger role in the admin with that shameful bit of bs.

changer1701 on May 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

“Yeah,” Engel replied. “I think the reason is our allies have become confused.”

No, that’s Obamadidejad’s problem. Our enemies, frienemies and allies have no illusions where Prez Puff-Daddy is concerned.

They are quite clear in their conclusions that Obama’s the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century.

Appeasement is the new black.

NewyoricanInTheSouth on May 29, 2014 at 8:32 PM

It’s by design.

Bigbullets on May 29, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Of course I did. ; )

Bmore on May 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

She’s no doubt auditioning for a bigger role in the admin with that shameful bit of bs.

changer1701 on May 29, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Carney is supposedly leaving soon. I’m sure that’s the plum she’s after.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

may be the first dead ambassador in 30 years but I’m pretty sure it is the first one that was involuntarily buggered not that he had a problem with the buggering part as a rule. Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I had forgotten that aspect..

They did it to quadaffi duck too, but he was well past caring.

wolly4321 on May 29, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Credit?
O’blahblah gets all the credit.
Every last damn bit.

OTTO on May 29, 2014 at 8:46 PM

obama is fairly humble and doesnt want to take sole credit for all of the great things hes accomplished in conjonction with others such as secratary clinton.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 29, 2014 at 8:05 PM

We certainly have recruited totally brain-dead trolls on the last registration.

How many times does Obama say the word “I” whenever he speaks?

I don’t believe this moron has a brain that could be on anything.

bw222 on May 29, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I think Obama gave himself too much credit…and the bill is way overdue.

HotAirian on May 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Carney is supposedly leaving soon. I’m sure that’s the plum she’s after.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

You mean these are two different people? I always figured Jen Psaki was Jay Carney in drag. They wear the same hipster glasses!

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

We’ve always been at war with Strawmanistan.

Left Coast Right Mind on May 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

What is she smoking and where can I get some?

myiq2xu on May 29, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Carney is supposedly leaving soon. I’m sure that’s the plum she’s after.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

She put in her thumb, and pulled out a plumb, and said “What a good girl am I”.

Rotten fruit

OTTO on May 29, 2014 at 8:58 PM

You mean these are two different people? I always figured Jen Psaki was Jay Carney in drag. They wear the same hipster glasses!

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Hmmm. You know you have a point. They even sound a little alike.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Carney is supposedly leaving soon. I’m sure that’s the plum she’s after.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Hell, with that. She should be the next head of the VA.

Dumber than a bag of hair….’The Stupid It Burns’ personified.

I do have to give her some credit though…after that hashtag thing, I’m surprised she still has the won tons to show her face in public.

But then again, terminal stupid will do that for a person.

Some one needs to ask her what she really wanted to do when she grew up.

BigWyo on May 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

How do you suppose this happened? did she wake up this am with an epiphany and decide she was going to say this. Or was it a double secret email? How pathetic that she may have been ordered to do this. Or how pathetic this is to kiss up to your boss , the court jester telling the king what a swell guy he is. Pathetic for her, deadly for us.

warmairfan on May 29, 2014 at 9:38 PM

*ucking A student. I love how flustered she became when, since the first time since potty training, nobody cooed and fawned at the turd she just dropped. Heh.

ronsfi on May 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM

‘…Dive in and engage around the world.”

Jesus H. Christ……

Carney is supposedly leaving soon. I’m sure that’s the plum she’s after.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I think you might be on to something here…she’s got her talking points, and by God she’s sticking to them….

BigWyo on May 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Anyone else notice how Ms Psaki at least had the grace to blush when called (ever so teasingly) by the barely awake press corps?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Anyone else notice how Ms Psaki at least had the grace to blush when called (ever so teasingly) by the barely awake press corps?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

No. I’m guessing that is just you crushing on the Jay Carney in a wig mouthpiece.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

I think you might be on to something here…she’s got her talking points, and by God she’s sticking to them….

BigWyo on May 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I’m tellin’ ya, she’s the perfect successor to Carney. Just needs to polish her act a bit, but she’s got the DC Deceipt thing down pat.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

State Dept spokespersons should serve two years in Benghazi and practice writing unanswered calls for help.

jedifinance on May 29, 2014 at 10:11 PM

RE:

OOPS:

NSA leaker Edward Snowden granted temporary asylum in Russia
5h

NSA releases email correspondence between Edward Snowden, NSA Office of General Counsel – @icontherecord
Read more on tumblr.com

http://icontherecord.tumblr.com/

https://twitter.com/icontherecord

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM
=====================================

Retweeted by Laura Rozen
Ellen Nakashima @nakashimae · 2h

Snowden responds to release of e-mail by U.S. officials http://wapo.st/1wv9KTh via @washingtonpost
View summary
=============

Edward Snowden responds to release of e-mail by U.S. officials

By The Washington Post, Thursday, May 29, 7:56 PM
*************************************************

Video: The Washington Post’s Barton Gellman, who interviewed Edward Snowden in December in Moscow, decodes the NBC News exclusive interview with the former NSA contractor.

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden responded to questions from The Washington Post following the release of an e-mail he had sent while working for the National Security Agency.

Q: How do you respond to today’s NSA statement and the release of your email with the Office of General Counsel?

The NSA’s new discovery of written contact between me and its lawyers – after more than a year of denying any such contact existed – raises serious concerns. It reveals as false the NSA’s claim to Barton Gellman of the Washington Post in December of last year, that “after extensive investigation, including interviews with his former NSA supervisors and co-workers, we have not found any evidence to support Mr. Snowden’s contention that he brought these matters to anyone’s attention.”

Today’s release is incomplete, and does not include my correspondence with the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Office of Compliance, which believed that a classified executive order could take precedence over an act of Congress, contradicting what was just published. It also did not include concerns about how indefensible collection activities – such as breaking into the back-haul communications of major US internet companies – are sometimes concealed under E.O. 12333 to avoid Congressional reporting requirements and regulations.

If the White House is interested in the whole truth, rather than the NSA’s clearly tailored and incomplete leak today for a political advantage, it will require the NSA to ask my former colleagues, management, and the senior leadership team about whether I, at any time, raised concerns about the NSA’s improper and at times unconstitutional surveillance activities. It will not take long to receive an answer.

Ultimately, whether my disclosures were justified does not depend on whether I raised these concerns previously. That’s because the system is designed to ensure that even the most valid concerns are suppressed and ignored, not acted upon. The fact that two powerful Democratic Senators – Ron Wyden and Mark Udall – knew of mass surveillance that they believed was abusive and felt constrained to do anything about it underscores how futile such internal action is — and will remain — until these processes are reformed.

Still, the fact is that I did raise such concerns both verbally and in writing, and on multiple, continuing occasions – as I have always said, and as NSA has always denied. Just as when the NSA claimed it followed German laws in Germany just weeks before it was revealed that they did not, or when NSA said they did not engage in economic espionage a few short months before it was revealed they actually did so on a regular and recurring basis, or even when they claimed they had “no domestic spying program” before we learned they collected the phone records of every American they could, so too are today’s claims that “this is only evidence we have of him reporting concerns” false.

Now that they have finally begun producing emails, I am confident that truth will become clear rather sooner than later.

Q: Were there others?

Yes, and not just on this topic. I’m glad they’ve shown they have access to records they claimed just a few months ago did not exist, and I hope we’ll see the rest of them very soon.

Q: Were you wrong to say that you reached out to multiple peers and supervisors to express your legal and policy concerns?

No, not at all. The bottom line is that even though I knew the system was designed to reject concerns raised, I showed numerous colleagues direct evidence of programs that those colleagues considered unconstitutional or otherwise concerning. Today’s strangely tailored and incomplete leak only shows the NSA feels it has something to hide.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/edward-snowden-responds-to-release-of-e-mail-by-us-officials/2014/05/29/95137e1c-e781-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html

canopfor on May 29, 2014 at 10:14 PM

No. I’m guessing that is just you crushing on the Jay Carney in a wig mouthpiece.

Happy Nomad on May 29, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Hardly, HN. The woman was actually starting to turn red the more she tried her failed explanation.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 29, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Ever since someone on the net compared Psaki to Pipi Longstocking, I can’t get the image out of my mind and I laugh when I see her. For awhile I thought I was being unfair and cruel. After the drivel I heard today, i think Pipi Longstocking deserves an apology.

TonyP on May 29, 2014 at 10:24 PM

“Isn’t that a measure of foreign policy?” Langone interjected.

“Yeah,” Engel replied. “I think the reason is our allies have become confused.”

Actually, no, our allies are not confused. They understand very clearly that they’re dealing with a delusional schoolboy who’s been handed a nation as his personal play toy.

IndieDogg on May 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

This red-head makes Carney look like an amateur.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Yes, but doesn’t everyone? Besides…she makes Baghdad Bob look like a piker.

Jaibones on May 29, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I’m tellin’ ya, she’s the perfect successor to Carney. Just needs to polish her act a bit, but she’s got the DC Deceit thing down pat.

Bitter Clinger on May 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Seriously, how does a person rationalize this kind of thing to themselves??? (Psaki, Carney, et. al)

How do you wake up every day knowing your job is to get up in front of people and blatantly LIE to their faces??? …and do it with a stupid grin on your face the whole time….

And again, after the Promise of the Hastag thing this idiot did…does she really not know the entire planet was laughing at her???

I just don’t get it.

Lots of $$ for not really having to work I guess….

BigWyo on May 29, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Have Jen Psaki and Lena Dunham ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

FOAF on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

“the P-5 plus one partners”

Now that sounds impressive! Do they meet at the “Hall of Justice” like the Super Friends?

OxyCon on May 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Have Jen Psaki and Lena Dunham ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

FOAF on May 29, 2014 at 11:45 PM

they look nothing alike.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 30, 2014 at 12:44 AM

This red-head makes Carney look like an amateur.

Schadenfreude on May 29, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Psakis has never been anything except a press secretary, that’s her life.

And she is great at keeping a straight face. If you recall,when the stuff hit the fan about Syrian chem weapons, she spent most of the day denying Kerry was on his yacht. All the time, reporters and tourists in Nantucket kept posting/tweeting pictures of him boarding it and laughing/drinking on deck at the marina.

Didn’t stop our Jen. Girl kept lying until she SAW the pictures.

Adjoran on May 30, 2014 at 1:15 AM

“they look nothing alike”

I guess you’re one of the few who don’t automatically picture a bag over their heads. By the way, you still whitewashing Sharpton who incited more murders than Charles Manson?

FOAF on May 30, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Where does State find these Sisters Ratched, anyway?

Creepy.

Sherman1864 on May 30, 2014 at 1:57 AM

“NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel acknowledged Thursday morning U.S. relations have not improved with a single nation under President Obama.”

“Acknowledged”? Is it the proper role of a newsperson to grudgingly concede that a political person or entity he is covering is not doing well? If so, how freaking bad does the screw-up have to be before the “acknowledgment” becomes inescapable?

jbspry on May 30, 2014 at 2:30 AM

JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world, and that’s how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 plus one partners, certainly. Ukraine, we’ve been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process and supporting the government and supporting their efforts moving forward. Yes, there’s more work that needs to be done. The point is, we need to continue to stay at it. …

REPORTER: Credit for what? I’m sorry, credit for what?

You know what would have been great? Questions like this prior to the 2012 election.

Seeing as how the damage is done and irreversible, I couldn’t care less how aggressive the WHPC becomes.

Ted the Average on May 30, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Failure is success.

albill on May 30, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Her roots might be showing.

Bmore on May 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on May 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM

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