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The buck stops…somewhere else

Perhaps no better illustration of just how far the Democrat Socialist Party has strayed from what it once was can be seen in its current godhead’s refusal to take responsibility for anything at all–and his reflexive penchant for blaming anyone and everyone else for his own countless inadequacies– compared with Harry Truman’s famous attitude toward such shirking, malfeasance, and whining-pussy douchebaggery.

On “60 Minutes,” the president faulted his spies for failing to predict the rise of ISIS. There’s one problem with that statement: The intelligence analysts did warn about the group.

Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama’s senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move. In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.

But in an interview that aired Sunday evening, the president told 60 Minutes that the rise of the group now proclaiming itself a caliphate in territory between Syria and Iraq caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard. Obama specifically blamed James Clapper, the current director of national intelligence: “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” he said.

Reached by The Daily Beast after Obama’s interview aired, one former senior Pentagon official who worked closely on the threat posed by Sunni jihadists in Syria and Iraq was flabbergasted. “Either the president doesn’t read the intelligence he’s getting or he’s bullshitting,” the former official said.

And again: no reason in the world it can’t be both. And just how many times does pResident Pissant’s team of feckless faculty-lounge buffoons have to be “caught off guard”–or caught in egregious lies–before any of them are actually fired?

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"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

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