White House: Obama finds out about his own tweets in the media, too

posted at 9:21 pm on July 7, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

In which the White House informs us that President Barack Obama cannot be held responsible for the tweets that come from @BarackObama, which means he bears less responsibility for tweets in his own name than you or me or any old private citizen. Which, come to think of it, that’s about right for this presidency:

On the bright side, maybe now the president knows about this tweet, thanks to this ABC reporter.


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Limbaugh Theorem confirmed again ….

BD57 on July 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Holding Barack Obama responsible for what happens in his administration is like blaming Ronald McDonald for a bad cheeseburger.

myiq2xu on July 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

oh for pete’s sake. what does this guy do all day?

warmairfan on July 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

He found out about his tweet on CNN?

JellyToast on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

MKH,
Do you have journalistic icons you look back to as inspiration? If so, how would they have covered this topic?

The issue is NOT the President who claims not to know what is said in his name.

The ISSUE is the media which has fallen so far and been so willingly degraded that THEY FAIL to heap derision on this crook and his accomplices.

PolAgnostic on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Dear Liar finds out about his golf game from the media too. As well as his last bowel movement. But to be fair on the latter, it’s because the media is so far up there they do get the information first.

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

oh for pete’s sake. what does this guy do all day?

warmairfan on July 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Golf, raise funds, blame Republicans. Golf, raise funds, blame Bush. Golf, raise funds, blame Fox. Golf, raise funds, blame Koch brothers. Sign thoughtless executive order that will have multiple disastrous consequences for the United States. Repeat.

talkingpoints on July 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

The ISSUE is the media which has fallen so far and been so willingly degraded that THEY FAIL to heap derision on this crook and his accomplices.

PolAgnostic on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

By their inaction and often, blatant cheerleading, the media is also an accomplice.

Corporal Tunnel on July 7, 2014 at 9:31 PM

The only things he seems to be aware of are his two elections, when Air Force One is taking off and his tee-time.

ThePrez on July 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

He found out about his tweet on CNN?

JellyToast on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I thought he only watched ESPN?

slickwillie2001 on July 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

I guess he practiced, “You didn’t build that”, looking in a mirror.

He’s certainly responsible for nothing.

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

And the State Run Media says he is so cool and his heart is in the right place…

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

I reckon some folks still don’t realize they have been played.

Bmore on July 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Not to take issue with something as banal as the substnace of the tweet, but remember when your boss didn’t have anything at all to do with your contraception (Like before the ACA)? Good times, good times.

talkingpoints on July 7, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Follow up, stooge!

How are bosses interfering with anyone’s health decisions?

Do your job, press.

/wishful thinking

mankai on July 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

What’s the over/under on Obama achieving self-awareness by the end of his second term?

VorDaj on July 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM

“You mean Dog Eater isn’t sending out tweets all day by himself????”

-lib

Bishop on July 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Obaka finds out from the media every afternoon, upon waking, whether his sh*t still tastes like beluga caviar … and they never fail to disappoint.

[h/t Schad ...]

The issue is NOT the President who claims not to know what is said in his name.

The ISSUE is the media which has fallen so far and been so willingly degraded that THEY FAIL to heap derision on this crook and his accomplices.

PolAgnostic on July 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

A+

[h/t Del ...]

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 9:43 PM

…he probably has to have someone find his tool…so he can pee too!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

OFA was the Obama campaign, runs the @BarackObama twitter account, and had no problem getting their tax exempt status.

forest on July 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I had an aunt like that once. She’d knock on your door in the middle of the night, and when you opened it, she’d ram a Bible in your face and demand that you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior right NOW.

She’d also drive halfway across the state at over 100 MPH in the middle of the night to do it, or do even more bizarre things.

And the next morning she wouldn’t remember how she got where she was.

Yes. She was a drunk. A mean one, at that.

So I believe President Choomer probably doesn’t have any idea what he tweets, or says, or anything else.

If you were stoned out of your already-miniscule mind 24/7, like he is, you wouldn’t either.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 7, 2014 at 9:48 PM

What’s the over/under on Obama achieving self-awareness by the end of his second term?

VorDaj on July 7, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Heh.

I bet he’s not even aware of the medications President ValJar has pumped into his veins daily …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Boy Howdy, Harvard, Columbia & Chicago…that man is a FINE representative of your institutional teachings.

We may lose the Republic due to THIS guy and his ilk?

Where’s the damn Bourbon?

BlaxPac on July 7, 2014 at 9:50 PM

eon on July 7, 2014 at 9:48 PM

… or what eon said …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

The story, everyday, should me the media’s complete and total dereliction of duty. Obama is the monster they created and elected. Turn all lights on the media.

MT on July 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

A composite twitter account. No ways.
Here I thought every moronic, divisive, dishonest, blatantly incorrect or misleading, abusive, and pompous-arsed tweet coming from Zero’s twitter account was coming from him!!
I’m absolutely shocked to hear this/.

OK. Seriously, everyone should know by now King Putt’s twitter account is automated using the Marxi-tech Progressive Thought Generator 5000 by Hasbro.

StubbornGreenBurros on July 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I want to make decisions about my own healthcare without interference from Obama, HHS, the IRS, and Congress.

obladioblada on July 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I wonder who is really in charge of nuke launch codes.

wolly4321 on July 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM

he probably has to have someone find his tool…so he can pee too!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Nah, he’s a sitter.

soundingboard on July 7, 2014 at 10:02 PM

The story, everyday, should me the media’s complete and total dereliction of duty. Obama is the monster they created and elected. Turn all lights on the media.

MT on July 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Yes, but how do you turn the lights on the media? They own the lights.

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I wonder who is really in charge of nuke launch codes.

wolly4321 on July 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM

This guy

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Wait- I thought the press liked the smell of Obama’s tweets.

What?
Oh, my mistake…

Dolce Far Niente on July 7, 2014 at 10:09 PM

President Biden would be far less destructive to the USA than Barack is…

azpatriotsdotcom on July 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM

So, if Obama gets impeached, does this mean he won’t know about it either until he reads about it in the news paper?

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM

MT on July 7, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Yes, but how do you turn the lights on the media? They own the lights.

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I would explain that to you, but it’s a ban-able offense around here.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Yes, but how do you turn the lights on the media? They own the lights.

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I would explain that to you, but it’s a ban-able offense around here.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:14 PM

heh

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Yeah, see, this Josh dude is an a$$wipe, huh?

Tard on July 7, 2014 at 10:31 PM

If you were stoned out of your already-miniscule mind 24/7, like he is, you wouldn’t either.

eon on July 7, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I think if you use that as a default template on why B Hussein Obama was AWOL on major issues, you would likely be correct.

Examples:

Q: Where was BHO during Benghazi? A: Doing lines of coke off Reggie Love’s arse.

Q: Where was BHO during the Osama take-down? A: Stoned out of his mind at the 19th hole.

It is pretty clear that on debate #1 against Romney, BHO was off his self-medication. After that debacle, it is painfully obvious that much of the best cocaine seized by the DEA was up both his and Biden’s noses moments before entering the stage for subsequent debates.

Reuben Hick on July 7, 2014 at 10:37 PM

SO, the liar in chief has someone else tweet, in his name no less, yet won’t take any responsibility for it. First, I can’t imagine anyone putting out a tweet, in the President’s name, that he wouldn’t approve of. If they do, I guess that’s why this administration is such a failure because there are a bunch of unelected bureaucrats making decisions that the Chief Executive doesn’t know about so he can have deniability. Who takes their responsibility that callously?

Secondly, they are outright lying about the Hobby Lobby decision and the press allowed them to get away with it. There can be no reading of the Hobby Lobby decision that allows an employer to get between the employee and their doctor. The only thing the HL decision does is get between the doctor and who’s going to pay for the procedure he’s recommending, in some very limited cases.

bflat879 on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

So, if Obama gets impeached, does this mean he won’t know about it either until he reads about it in the news paper?

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Can’t find it, but a month or two ago a commenter here suggested that if we could get (perhaps via bribery?) a newspaper to print a story that he’d been impeached and convicted, we could get him to leave the WH now.

Good stuff …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Obama reminds me of those three little monkeys labeled Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil. He doesn’t hear anything, see any thing but dang we can’t shut him up. Disclaimer No I am not racist, I did not say he was a monkey or infer he was a monkey.

Herb on July 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

I don’t know, why have a twitter account with your name on it if you cant even be bothered to know what is being tweeted under your name? just another example of the president’s dissconnect with what is going on in his own administration and his monarch style of leadership.

scalleywag on July 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

King Barack the Magnificent isn’t responsible for anything. Unless he wants to be. Maybe.

GarandFan on July 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

oh for pete’s sake. what does this guy do all day?

warmairfan on July 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Mostly he watches TV and movies and plays video games.

He gets in golf when he can, and arranges for taxpayer-paid parties and trips for his friends and cronies.

That’s it, unless Valerie Jarrett tells him to do something else.

Adjoran on July 7, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Adjoran on July 7, 2014 at 11:03 PM

.
That summed it up, nicely.

listens2glenn on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

he probably has to have someone find his tool…so he can pee too!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Nah, he’s a sitter.

soundingboard on July 7, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Winner. Couldn’t help laughing out loud.

iurockhead on July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

So, if Obama gets impeached, does this mean he won’t know about it either until he reads about it in the news paper?

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM

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The conventional wisdom is impeaching Barack Obama will energize his base, cause race riots and forever tarnish the legacy of the United States.

Chief purveyors of the conventional wisdom?

The elites in politics and business who have been given carte blanche to loot and pillage on previously undreamed of scale from:

1) The progressive/liberals – all those useful idiots without a brain
2) Minorities – in every shape, size and form they have fared worst since 2009
3) The DYING American middle class – the only people who have EVER cared about the legacy of the United States.

There isn’t a publicly traded company in this country whose quarterly financial statements are not MORE of a lie than Enron’s ever were at their worst.

Hint: What does it mean when even the FRENCH are willing to propose abandoning the dollar as the world reserve currency?

OR

Phrased more succinctly … When was the last time the FRENCH were AHEAD of the curve on ANYTHING?

PolAgnostic on July 7, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I only learned about what I said when I saw myself say it on the news. And I’m more outraged than anyone about it. I will not rest until this outrage has been addressed.

The Rogue Tomato on July 8, 2014 at 12:25 AM

Really?? Now I’ve heard it all…he must here about the Obamacare disaster over the news to.

sorrowen on July 8, 2014 at 12:49 AM

A good follow-up question might be:

“When you say women should be able to make their own decisions about health care, do you mean all kinds of decisions about health care? Or mostly just abortion and contraception? And if you say you mean ‘all kinds of decisions about health care,’ why is there an individual mandate for health insurance?”

J.S.K. on July 8, 2014 at 1:23 AM

This new guy behind the podium seems to fit right in with the rest of the crowd in the WH, laughing at the media under their control and watching them laugh along with them at themselves.

Kissmygrits on July 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I would explain that to you, but it’s a ban-able offense around here.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:14 PM

It probably involves street lamps.

GWB on July 8, 2014 at 9:18 AM

OFA has been running Obama’s official correspondence for years, and yet to this day, people assume the accounts speak with Obama’s voice.

And yet, people say that IRS targeting of groups based on conservative-sounding names is right and just because they are so obviously political and such.

The Schaef on July 8, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Freedom to make your own decisions is not the same as the freedom to force other people to financially support your decisions. I don’t get what is so complicated about this idea. Do liberals really not understand this concept?

mattmillburn on July 8, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Having the freedom to choose is not the same thing as the freedom to force others to financially support your choices. It’s not complicated but somehow liberals cannot understand this.

mattmillburn on July 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM

A COMPLETE AND UTTER FRAUD … there I said it again.

To think that this fumduck is given TS information AND has access to the ‘Nuclear Football’ and launch codes is with out doubt THE MOST FRIGHTENING THING ANYONE could imagine.

Everyone has met and delt with morons in their lives but this clown is without question their Supreme Leader.

And the Presstitutes don’t give a shiite.

926 Days … will we make it?

Missilengr on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I hope history records how a United States President openly admitted to being so IGNORANT of what went on in his own country during his 2 terms as President, continuously declaring he did not know about scandal after scandal, crime after crime, crisis after crisis until he found out about them at the same time the American people did through the NEWS being reported on TV! I also hope it reminds people, after doing this, how he furiously lashed out and defended himself from people who claimed he ‘led from behind’.

Although he secured the title of ‘President’, as his refusing to meet Governor Perry to discuss the border crisis because he had more important matters to attend to – fund raising, he has never been anything more than a ‘Community Organizer’ at best, and an agenda-driven, admittedly Communist-Tutored domestic threat bent on ‘fundamentally changing’ (destroying) this nation…just the way ‘dear ol’ dad’ wanted.

easyt65 on July 8, 2014 at 2:54 PM

It is inconceivable (it means what I think it means) to me that a comprehensive outline of facts isn’t readily available to utterly hammer the consistently unconstitutional, illegal, irresponsible, corrupt, insane, and just plain stupid things this President has done, to the point that Impeachment is a foregone conclusion.

Alternatively, if he is able to successfully distance himself from every single fail emanating from his own administration, then he has declared himself to be an unparalleled incompetent, guilty of the high crime of failure to his oath of office. When each event occurs to which he claims to have no knowledge or control, such events being illegal or unconstitutional, he is admitting to have failed his oath, to preserve and protect that sacred document.

How is this a difficult proposition?!?

Freelancer on July 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM