Remote Control President

Presidential Intelligence Briefing

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Have you noticed a pattern in statements made by President Obama whenever he’s asked when and how he first learned of this scandal or that abuse of power?  Let’s review a few of them….

Oct 12, 2011 (President Obama):  “There have been problems.  I heard on the news about this story, Fast and Furious, where allegedly guns were being run into Mexico and ATF knew about it but didn’t apprehend….”

May 13, 2013 (President Obama):  “Let me take the IRS situation first.  I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.  I think it was on Friday.”

May 14, 2013 (Jay Carney):  “We didn’t have any independent knowledge of that.  He found out about that from news reports yesterday on the road.”  This was regarding the DOJ seizing two months of Associated Press phone records.

Jon Stewart recently joked, “I wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama learned Osama bin Laden had been killed when he saw himself announcing it on television!”

For the man who currently holds the most powerful political office in the world, the TV Remote Control now seems to be the only intelligence gathering device he needs.  Presidential intelligence gathering deviceWith this convenient device, President Obama can learn everything he cares to know about his Executive Branch, any time that is convenient for him.  And when it’s not convenient for him, there’s a handy Off button too.

In fact, there really is no need for any direct contact with any of his cabinet members.  Who needs an accountable command chain when you can hold the key to the information kingdom in your hand?  When it comes to overseeing the operation of his Executive Branch…well…if it’s important for the Commander in Chief to know, he simply aims the remote and presses a button.  If this CEO of the USA needs to hear a critical item repeated, he simply aims and presses a recall button.  Who needs face-to-face contact with those annoying department, agency, and bureau heads?  Who needs all that backtalk?

And if accountability becomes a problem, there’s always that magical Off button (a.k.a. “Plausible Deniability”).

When you get right down to it, here is the only cabinet meeting that this unique President thinks he needs:

The Remote Control President conducting a cabinet meeting


About Necessary and Proper

Jeff believes in the Individual's ability to excel when liberty and freedom of choice are protected. Also believes in the Community's ability to take care of the vast majority of its own issues and needs when the federal government leaves the Community's resources and sphere of control alone. State and local choice produce better results than centralized federal control.
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10 Responses to Remote Control President

  1. bullright says:

    That’s a good article, all too true. Pretty scary. But notice in all these events, nothing effects his plans or schedule, he just keeps going as if nothing is happening.


  2. Denice says:

    I love the photos you made and I completely agree with you. You took the words right out of my mouth.


  3. The Ed says:

    All the freedom in the world and none of the responsibility. Too bad it does not work that way.


  4. Planting Potatoes says:

    every president this country has ever had has needed prayer……but none more than our current president….we need to continue to pray.


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  6. Jack Curtis says:

    The Prez seems to have continued campaign mode ever since he announced his candidacy and on into the Oval Office. Campaigning rather than leading seems to be his approach to governance; i.e he’s more a salesman than a leader. The tendency to deflect responsibility fits that, seems to me.


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