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DWS called out: Why is it okay for Obama to deny scandal knowledge, but not Christie?

Democrats are on up on their high horses of indignation questioning “straight shooter” Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s denial that he had no knowledge of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, while choosing to forget that their leader, President Obama, claims to never know anything about any of the major scandals coming out of his administration.

CNN’s Don Lemon specifically addressed that with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wednesday evening, asking her “what’s the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?”

After Wasserman Schultz played the part of outraged lawmaker that it took Christie seven-hours to release a statement Wednesday denying knowledge that at least one of his top aides had a part in causing the retaliative traffic jams in September, Lemon asked about Obama’s previous claims:

He didn’t know about the NSA spying on allies, he didn’t know about the Obamacare website, he didn’t know that you wouldn’t be able to keep your doctor, so what’s the difference between Christie not knowing and the president not knowing?

Wasserman Schultz responded:

The difference is the issues that President Obama said he didn’t know about were policy issues. This is a scandal. A scandal that leads right to his office, in which his staff and possibly him, exacted political retribution in retaliation for a Democratic mayor in Fort Lee refusing to endorse him in his reelection.

If one’s mind doesn’t immediately turn to the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups and the blatant cover up before Obama’s reelection in 2012, what Wasserman Schultz said next will.

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