CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller asked Jay Carney an important question the other day. Carney gave an answer that should have sent Obama running to the press to denounce Carney's comments.
MARK KNOLLER: Jay, in his speech again yesterday, President Obama mentioned the phony scandals that are part of an endless parade of distractions. Can you tell us what phony scandals he’s talking about?The fact that Carney and his boss are attempting to define the IRS scandal and the Benghazi attack in partisan, political terms and "phony" reveals all one needs to know about Obama and his administration.
JAY CARNEY: I think we all remember a few weeks ago when Washington was consumed with a variety of issues that, while in some cases significant, there was an effort underway to turn them into partisan scandals. I don’t think anybody here would doubt that. And what we’ve seen as time has passed and more facts have become known -- whether it’s about the attacks in Benghazi and the talking points, or revelations about conduct at the IRS -- that attempts to turn this into a scandal have failed.
The administration's exploitation of the power of the U.S. government to abuse and harass political opponents is outrageous. There is no way it can be considered a "phony" scandal.
The administration's inadequate, ineffective, unacceptable response to the 9/11/12 terrorist attack in Benghazi, leaving four Americans dead, and its disgusting, orchestrated cover-up is a legitimate scandal.
What a legacy!