Is it any wonder that President Obama is delusional when his closest advisor, Valerie Jarrett, appears on CNN to tell the world his administration has been scandal-free?
“The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” the Iranian-born Jarrett told CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday without batting an eye.
We heard in 2015 how senior military and intelligence officials briefing the president were urged to portray ISIS as weaker than analysts actually believed in what was termed as “cooking the books” on intelligence. They were also to avoid the term “radical Islamic terrorists.”
Surely, the president’s advisors haven’t been able to similarly shield him from the many scandals of his administration.
There were just too many:
Operation Fast and Furious gun-running … Holder held in contempt of Congress … ObamaCare … NSA spying … the IRS targeting … Lerner held in contempt of Congress … the millions wasted on Solyndra and other green projects under Stimulus … the Benghazi cover-up … five terrorists exchanged for Sergeant Bergdahl … the Iran nuclear deal … the EPA fouls the Colorado River … numerous Secret Service scandals … lavish parties held by the GSA … and the Veteran’s Administration treatment, or lack thereof, of veterans top the list.
The dictionary defines a scandal as an action, event or state of affairs regarded as wrong or reprehensible, and causing public outrage or anger. CNN’s Zakaria fulfilled his role as a member of the mainstream media by not asking Jarrett for her definition of scandal.
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