How many times over the last decades are we going to hear from Washington leadership, especially in the Executive Branch, that they "didn't know" or it was some underlings fault? I wonder how long the American people are going to get scammed with those excuses before finally waking up. There is a basic and simple reason for these pleas of incompetence from perpetrators of criminal behavior. You don't go to jail for incompetence or lack of knowledge. You do go to jail for intent and deliberate illegal acts. Possibly you could go to jail for negligence, but not nearly for the same degree of punishment as if clear intent was proven. You don't go to jail if you can show that the act was committed by some rogue employee and you knew nothing about it. Uh huh...and my Aunt Sadie was the Queen of Sheba.
Let's look at incompetence, just for the sake of argument. We are all so tolerant these days of fallibility. So and so "didn't mean to do it." So and so was just a weak person and fell into a circumstance so and so could not handle. Poor so and so. O.K., that might work for a youngster who needs guidance. But we are talking about the supposed cream of the crop at the upper echelons of leading our nation. How much slack are you willing to give these people after they have landed in the most powerful positions in the nation? A lot of these folks are graduates of the nation's top law schools. If you want to pretend they are incompetent, you surely are kidding yourself. Some incompetence could be applied, but not at the highest levels and that alone is reason to remove them from their positions. Do you really think all of this amounts to incompetence at this point? And when incompetence meets malfeasance, how much of this is this nation going to tolerate?
"But judge, but judge, I didn't have a clue that would happen!!! "No, judge, I didn't know anything about that!!" "But judge, now that I see there is a problem, I'll make sure it never happens again!!"
"And after all, what difference does it make????" "Yes, judge, I'll start an investigation and get to the bottom of it!!" "Whether it is legal or not is irrelevant!!" "It must have been that awful and repulsive video!" What? You say the AP was wiretapped?? "Oh, no, I didn't know anything about that!! Oh, wait, I remember now!" "That was a national security issue so we had to do it!" "But judge, it was just some low level employees who didn't know any better!" "Yeah, that's the ticket!!"
The truth is they have gotten away with this "can't remember," "I didn't know," what difference does it make," schtick for so long now that they can't imagine it won't work again and again. Because it has. I guess it is too much to expect that the guilty liars would admit their culpability. Nope. You have to pin it on them and make it stick. I sure hope that is what we will see happen next. What do you want to bet that Valerie Jarrett is vacationing somewhere in Iran about that time?
How much smoke burns your eyes and throat before you recognize there is a fire? And how much evidence do you need to accept that there is an Communist arsonist in the White House, propped up by sycophants and funders who hate America? The thing of it is, the POTUS and his surrounding fellow travelers know very well the crimes they have committed against the United States..and they know if they are prosecuted for those actions, jail time at least is on the table. So pleading dumb is the ploy ....
If you can't cry...you might as well try to laugh....Obama Denies Role in Government
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday to reassure the American people that he has “played no role whatsoever” in the U.S. government over the past four years.
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.”
“If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
"Yeah, that's the ticket!"