Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quote Of The Week

"One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked,"

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, 12/27/09

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"Here, clearly, something went awry. We want to fix that problem,"

"No secretary of homeland security would sit here and say that a system worked prior to this incident which allowed this individual to get on this plane,"


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, 12/28/09

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Now, one's first thought would be that she is an idiot and is grossly unqualified to be Homeland Secretary. One would be right but there is more to it than that I believe.

I think what really happened here is that all members of the Obama administration have a primal need to deny any possibility of failure whenever something, well, fails.

This is an administration that does not have the ability to say "we screwed up, let's fix the problem".

I do realize that all Presidents are egocentric and adverse to admitting they are wrong but all, before now, have been able to muster the courage to do so when needed.

Clinton admitted to mistreating women (sort of).

George W admitted to mistakes in hurricane Katrina and replaced his FEMA director (although it must be noted that every single Democrat involved in the situation from the Mayor's office to the Governor's office could not even though they owned most of the mess).

Hell, even Jimmy Carter has finally admitted he is an anti-Semite (not his exact words but we knew what he meant).

We have a terrorist attack at Fort Hood, the Obama Justice Department knew within 4 hours it was not one. They have spent their time since then trying desperately to find a way to get to the bottom of how this is W's fault.

Of all of the problems we have had over the last year amazingly not a single one of them are the fault of the Obama administration.

I believe this is one of the main reasons his popularity numbers are going south. People simply do not like a weasel, especially when he is the "leader" of the free world.

Finally, I am not a smart man. Could someone explain to me what the Hell this means?

"No secretary of homeland security would sit here and say that a system worked prior to this incident which allowed this individual to get on this plane,"

I have read this over and over and it makes no sense to me.

Note:

I wrote this earlier in the week, I often write my quote of the week blogs early when a quote strikes me as interesting. I almost retracted it when I saw that Obama came out and had a speech critical of the government's response to this and the failure of them to make our flights safer. I almost did until I got to this quote from him on Tuesday:

"It's becoming clear that the system that's been in place for years now is not sufficiently up to date to take full advantage of the information we collect and the knowledge we have,"

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I stand by my earlier statements that he cannot take responsibility for anything, he simply blames it on Bush.

12 comments:

Always On Watch said...

I think what really happened here is that all members of the Obama administration have a primal need to deny any possibility of failure whenever something, well, fails.

BHO has Narcissistic Personality Disorder and is absolutely incapable of admitting a mistake or a flaw. Basically, BHO is using a blame-Bush tactic. Again.

Besides, this administration is in denial as to the gravity of threat of Islamic terrorism.

Two Islamic terrorist attacks here on our homeland since BHO took office. What else is there to say?

DaBlade said...

Hell, even Jimmy Carter has finally admitted he is an anti-Semite (not his exact words but we knew what he meant).

LMAO! AOW nails it with Obama's narcissistic ego.

I also believe Obama is mystified as to why this blame-Bush strategy is no longer working to the same degree... The man was born (somewhere) and bred to be a politician with no other purpose than to acquire power to himself and his puppeteers by reading from his teleprompter.

LASunsett said...

//BHO has Narcissistic Personality Disorder//

I don't know AOW, let's look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and see if he fits the criteria, shall we?


1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

CHECK


2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

CHECK


3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

CHECK


4. requires excessive admiration

CHECK


5. has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

CHECK CHECK


6. is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

CHECK


7. lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

CHECK


8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her

CHECK


9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

CHECK


HMMM....

I guess you were right after all.

;)

Leslie said...

Oh Obama simply inherited this failed security system...I mean before the system worked but then didn't work because no secretary of Homeland Security would say it worked before it failed; but it only failed because of the Bush administration...

--even though Bush had a strong run of keeping the country safe for 7 1/2 years--

But that doesn't mean anything man, poor Narcissistic Obama inherited it all.

The fact that you can't understand her quote, Chuck, proves you are an intelligent man.

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shoprat said...

That quote belongs up there with Bill Gates in the 80s saying that a PC would never need more than 64K RAM and a famous DJ predicting in the late 60s that Elton John would have a very short career.

But then these guys knew what they were talking about, but were still wrong. This lady doesn't have a clue.

Chuck said...

AOW,

Two Islamic terrorist attacks here on our homeland since BHO took office. What else is there to say?

Not according to the administration, one was not a terrorist attack, just a disgruntled employee and the other was prevented because the system worked.

DaBlade, saw on the news today that the Dims are going to trot out the "blame Bush strategy" for 2010

LA, can't argue with the DSM - great summary

Leslie,

The fact that you can't understand her quote, Chuck, proves you are an intelligent man.

nice and thanks

Shoprat, funny thing about Gate's quote is it takes me 2 gigs just to load his damned Vista it seems

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LomaAlta said...

Chuck, the first thing I heard from Janet Neopolitan was the usual "There is no evidence of wider involvement or a conspiracy" or something very close to that.
That is always what DHS or the FBI say. Then when the news comes out that it is an Islamic jihad conspiracy, its buried.

DaBlade is right on target:"The man was born (somewhere) and bred to be a politician with no other purpose than to acquire power to himself and his puppeteers by reading from his teleprompter."

I would only add ... born (somewhere) a natural son ...

Chuck said...

Anon, thanks

LomaAlta, funny how the media is quick to report no terrorism link but then once a link is suspected it's old news.

MK said...

"One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked,"

What worked is what many have been saying for a long time, depend only on governments and you get a guy on a plane with a bomb strapped to him. Let the people know that they are adults with responsibilities and let them have their freedom and you'll get that fellow who jumped on the muslim sob and stopped him.

Hope you've been well Chuck, nice to see you're still in business.

Chuck said...

MK, welcome back, hope you had a good break.

Good point altough it is sad when the public has to takie national security upon themselves.

Tom said...

If 9/11 was Bush's after only 8 months in office, I guess after a year, that makes this whole fiasco
(aka, the Obama Administration) Barry's.