First of a continuing series
You know they are out there. They’ve been a pernicious embarrassment for over 200 years, and you’ve been paying their salaries. They’re incompetent government employees.
After years of turning a blind eye to this scandal I have decided to take action. Starting with this post I’m going to identify these leeches on the body public, and I am going to expose their lack of worthiness for your trust, not to mention the drain on the public larder they represent. Who am I going to start with? None other than White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Let’s see what gives:
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was literally at a loss for words on Friday when asked to comment on reports that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson would release information proving that China is involved in fighting in Syria.
After White House officials, including National Security Advisor Susan Rice, said Carson’s claim was untrue, the GOP presidential candidate said that he had better information than the White House did. He also said that he would make his evidence public this weekend, and that the White House would have a chance to review it then.
Earnest paused for a few seconds but eventually gave up on trying to find the right words.
“Maybe it violates my job description as a spokesman to be speechless, but in this case I am,” he said.
Speechless? Yes, that is what the highly-paid White House spokesman said. The man we pay to speak for the President and his administration was speechless. Jesus Christ, I’m willing to draw half his salary and stand up there in front of the nation’s, the world’s, press representatives and not say anything. The man is paid to speak, and now he finds himself speechless? Can you imagine an even worse use of your hard-earned tax dollars? This scandal begs investigation. This requires some Skeptical Analysis.
Start first with the basis for this latest disgrace:
Moderator Maria Bartiromo: “Dr. Carson, you were against putting troops on the ground in Iraq and against a large military force in Afghanistan. Do you support the president’s decision to now put 50 special ops forces in Syria and leave 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?”
Carson: “Well, putting the special ops people in there is better than not having them there, because they — that’s why they’re called special ops, they’re actually able to guide some of the other things that we’re doing there.
“And what we have to recognize is that Putin is trying to really spread his influence throughout the Middle East. This is going to be his base. And we have to oppose him there in an effective way.
“We also must recognize that it’s a very complex place. You know, the Chinese are there, as well as the Russians, and you have all kinds of factions there.”
Here is more from another source:
The campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is hitting back at criticism over a comment he made during Tuesday night’s debate about China being involved in the conflict in Syria.
Carson’s debate comment came in response to a question about President Barack Obama’s decision to send 50 members of special-operations forces to Syria and to keep 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan past the end of his presidency.
Obviously more than one news outlet was aware of Carson’s specious remarks. Worse, the White House spokesman’s own organization was aware at the time:
White House national security officials said Thursday there was no evidence to back Republicanpresidential hopeful Ben Carson’s claim that China has gotten involved in the Syrian conflict.
Carson’s comment, which confounded foreign-policy experts, came in response to a question at Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate about President Barack Obama’s decision to send 50 members of special-operations forces to Syria.
Were that not enough, the whacked out candidate, himself, soon recognized his fly was unzipped:
Days after asserting that China is involved in the fight in Syria — and after freshly offering to prove it with his own intelligence — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson acknowledged Friday that there are no Chinese troops in that conflict.
Josh, that has got to be so embarrassing. It would appear that everybody on this planet knew the infamous pants-on-fire candidate had wandered far into the deep end. Everybody, it would seem, but you. You—the person we pay to explain these things. And you were speechless. Pick up your paycheck on the way out the door.
We need to take a lesson from this sorry episode. Speaking of which, I’m the one to do it. To the outgoing White House spokesman I have this advice. Here is what you should do, here is what you should say, when some dumb ass reporter asks you “to comment on reports that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson would release information proving that China is involved in fighting in Syria.” You look the reporter in the eye. You smile politely. Then you say in a loud, clear voice, “Are you out of your fucking mind?”
And that, Mr. Earnest, is what you needed to do to keep your job. I hope this has all been a lesson to you—a lesson you can take with you to any future employment, said employment not involving American tax dollars.
Readers, there’s a shit load of this stuff going on in the government, and I will be commenting on it. Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.