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“I would refer you to HHS for that”

posted at 11:39 am on October 23, 2013 by

While the president is busy “spinning the turd” over in fantasyland, his top spokesman has obviously earned the role of Team O’s starting punter.  Over and over and over again, Carney referred reporters’ pointed Obamacare-related questions to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Field the snap, swing the leg, and follow through.  Practice makes perfect, Jay.  As journalists shouted additional, futile inquiries at the tail end of yesterday’s briefing, Carney fled the podium.  Better luck next time, ladies:

Shorter Carney: Don’t you people realize that we’re only the White House?  How can we be expected to relay relevant information about the ongoing meltdown of the current president’s signature accomplishment to affected members of the public?  So, yeah, I’m going to just go ahead and refer you to another area of the government for those answers.  Also, to the home viewer, please ignore the facts that “HHS” is a major branch of this administration, and that its boss reports directly to the president — who continues to have “full confidence” in her leadership.  

To his credit, Carney keeps pinning HHS back within its own ten yard line.  Terrific.  The levees are about to be breached — yet the president is insisting that it’s really raining Skittles, the White House is blowing “heckuva job, Kathy” kisses at Sebelius, and Carney’s basically been reduced to shouting “look over there!”  But I’m sure this crew will be models of responsive, efficient, and competent governance just as soon as the “glitches” are resolved, and the government micro-management of everyone’s healthcare begins.

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I pointed this out to a lib I work with yesterday. His response? But the Tea Party, the Republicans, racism, Boooosh! I just laughed in his face and shook my head.

neyney on October 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM

From one of the best lines of an HBO made for cable movies, with the always great James Garner, “Barbarians at the Gate”: “Tastes like shit, smells like a turd”

simkeith on October 23, 2013 at 12:19 PM

HHS, the Ha-rumph Ha-rumph Squad

mrt721 on October 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM

When you spin a turd, poo gets everywhere.

Jeff Weimer on October 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM

His Hellish Shits!

KOOLAID2 on October 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Love the looks on the faces of the reporters as Carney walks out. Priceless.

kenro85 on October 24, 2013 at 11:37 AM