“We Don’t Know Nothin” … Again

Carney looking like he does when they card him in Washington bars.

White House spokesman Jay Carney is expected to deny any administration involvement in the Justice Department’s debacle of secretly seizing telephone records of AP offices and reporters for a two-month period in 2012. This is a nearly unprecedented violation of America’s Freedom of the Press rights and just the latest Obama scandal-du-jour.

Carney continues to deliver his “hey-it wasn’t us” act which he’s perfected on issues like sequestration targets, Bengazi, and IRS “enemy” audits.

Here’s what people can’t seem to understand: Obama did not directly order Justice officials to seize those records.  He didn’t have to – he created an atmosphere for finding the sources of information leaks in which his underlings knew “the ends justify the means” – legal or not.  Nixon did the same thing on Watergate.  Bush and Cheney did the same thing on torture.  Technically it’s called “Plausible Denial.”

There isn’t going to be a “smoking gun” like a memo saying “spy on these bastards” – signed “O.”  High-ranking political crooks are much more sophisticated that that.  But they steal our rights and our money just the same.  When backed into a corner, they’ll snarl, “IT WAS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY!” and then Americans will shrug and go back to watching “America’s Got Talent.”

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