Over the last day or so, the POTUS demonstrated clearly, his strategy to deflect and diffuse his administration's responsibility for ineptitude and incompetence, some of which might even be criminal. In several speeches that had him plagiarizing HIMSELF giving past campaign speeches, he accused "Washington" of mounting "PHONY SCANDALS" that just seem to get in the way of progress.
The conventional definition of the word "phony" has usually been something like "false, fraudulent, not genuine, disingenuous", and the like.
Assuming the NSA is monitoring, I'd like to ask the POTUS the following questions:
"Fast&Furious": There is hard evidence [including traced weapons] of this debacle, and who in the DOJ perpetrated this idiocy. There are even graves of human beings as a reminder of what happened. MR. POTUS:
Does this meet your definition of a "phony scandal"?! I doubt that the families of the deceased think so.
"The Benghazi Debacle": There is hard evidence, and more being uncovered every day, of the malfeasance, ineptitude and failure to discharge duties and responsibilities at all levels of the executive branch, including the State Department, Department of Defense, and CIA. There are four graves of gallant patriots of the USA, one of whom was an Ambassador. You and the SecState received their bodies in an honors ceremony covered on TV, and with their caskets behind you, you both told the people of the USA a boldfaced lie about WHY these people died.
Does this meet your definition of a "phony scandal"?! I doubt, at the very least, that the families of the deceased think so.
And what of the evidence of the IRS and NSA transgressions against the constitutional rights of citizens of the USA?? As more and more evidence is [emabarrassingly] being adduced in testimony before congressional committees, and a high level executive pleads the 5A-- I ask you, Mr. President:
Do these meet your definition of "phony" scandals?!
Let me suggest that the people of the USA are getting harder and harder to fool by your attempts to reconstruct REALITY. If there is any cornering of the phonyness market in Washington, I think it resides in the oval office.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun!
"would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]