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Tommy Vietor: Van Driver, NSC Spokesman, Hipster At Large

Posted on | May 1, 2014 | 38 Comments

by Smitty

Listen, Tommy, you smarmy little creep.

His first job for Obama was as the driver of a press van, and he rose up the ranks through the 2008 campaign, and then the White House press office, to become the National Security Council spokesman.

You went to some little liberal arts school in Ohio, where you may or may not have been introduced to a few key points before getting hired by #OccupyResoluteDesk:

  1. You do not leave men to die in combat.
  2. If you, or your pathetic boss, is such a worm as to fail to grasp Rule 1, you need to come clean immediately and beg forgiveness from your betters, whose sacrifices over the years keep craven worms in nice suits and ties.
  3. Your best bet is to find a nice liberal think tank to swim in once the rodeo clown is out of office. With good fortune, I’ll avoid ever encountering you in person and sharing unfiltered views with you.

via HotAir

Update: linked by the excellent Richard Fernandez at the Belmont Club


38 Responses to “Tommy Vietor: Van Driver, NSC Spokesman, Hipster At Large”

  1. Joan Of Argghh!
    May 1st, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    Epic. I’ve been on the road all day, and now I MUST find out the Ws about this obvious total fail of a d-bag.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 1st, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    I have grown to despise them all.

  3. TC_LeatherPenguin
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

    We gotta make sure his E-Street spinoff, PR company (“Fenway” …like I need a better reason to bury you!) gets warned that EVERY COMPANY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR FIRM WILL BE SCREWED TO THE GILLS.

  4. Bob Belvedere
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:06 pm


  5. M. Thompson
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    Pournelle’s “Exile — and Glory” stories are sadly coming true. This guy got his admin job simply for being a loyalist, not for being skilled. Now, he’s selling that access.

  6. TC_LeatherPenguin
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

    It takes five ten minutes work.

  7. TC_LeatherPenguin
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

    I like the way the FOX hotties made him up so he looked like a droid

  8. Josh_Painter
    May 1st, 2014 @ 11:49 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Tommy Vietor: Van Driver, NSC Spokesman, Hipster At Large #TCOT

  9. Desireeemoore
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:37 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: Tommy Vietor: Van Driver, NSC Spokesman, Hipster At Large #TCOT

  10. K-Bob
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:43 am

    It’s amazing that vets not only have to deal with:

    * the indignities of having benefits removed
    (or rejected for reasons having to do with
    * with various levels of PTS and familial hardship
    * and the same sorts of attitudes similar to those
    that greeted Vietnam returnees
    but now they are expected to restrain themselves in the presence of puling, anti-military suckups like Vietor. One day he’s going to run into the wrong sort of veteran.

  11. DaveO
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:46 am

    The wrong sort of veteran is found at IAVA and a number of other anti-Vietnam holdovers. They love him.
    Remember: sh*t you scrape off, and go on your way. Vietor doesn’t even rise the level of sh*t.

  12. Jeanette Victoria
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    Didn’t you know wanting to know the truth about Benghazi is nothing more but thinly veiled RWNJ racism crap

  13. wmiller
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:56 am

    Isn’t that Pajama boy without his hipster glasses?

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:58 am

    And his cocoa

  15. Funeral guy
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    I saw this episode. He actually called Brett Bair “Dude”. Brett threw the “Dude” right back at him with a condescension so thick I thought it was going to stain Tommy’s too cool for school slim fit suit. Had it been me I would have smacked his stupid orange face. A little off topic, but Jay Carney’s obsession with FOX news is getting bizarre.

  16. Adjoran
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 3:01 am

    This worthless lying little punk is the best argument FOR bullying I’ve seen lately. With enough bullying, he might have been molded into something that could at least imitate a man for short periods, instead of an arrogant pissant who was sent to Fox as an insult in the first place.

    They are arrogant with their lies now. Listen to Carney: “It wasn’t about Benghazi” preparing talking points for a rare 5-show Sunday after the attack, mentioning Benghazi and “Americans harmed.” The guy is blatant now, and the Old Media is suffering trying to give him every benefit of doubt, but it keeps getting harder for them.

    It takes Team Kimberlin levels of self-delusion to be a Democrat these days, but it seems many are up to the task.

  17. Kirby McCain
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 6:12 am

    Still waiting to be labeled Benghazi Truthers.

  18. texlovera
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    This utterly decrepit piece of vermin needs to be shipped to North Korea, where he can kiss Kim Jong Un’s ass before being fed into the woodchipper…

  19. Tommy Vietor
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:21 am

    But dudes, this was like 2 years ago!

  20. joethefatman
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    Are you sure they had anything to do with it? It might have been his normal juvenile and puerile smarmyness leaking through.

  21. joethefatman
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:43 am
  22. joethefatman
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    I thought Kim’s use of a flamethrower for execution was a novel approch. It might fit the bill a little better. Gives them time to really regret what they did or didn’t do.

  23. Red
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    Joan, you work too hard šŸ˜‰

  24. Red
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    #DUDE #Benghazi Can we please get a reboot and purge these little wormy ‘dudes’ from, say, everywhere?

  25. Dianna Deeley
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:44 am

    I cannot wait for this administration to leave.

  26. ???
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    And his pajamas?

  27. ???
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    The essence of it all is that the Left accepts and lives by what I call the Converse Clausewitz Principle: Politics is war conducted by other means. (Von Clausewitz’s famous remark was to the effect that war is politics conducted by other means.) The party that ought to be opposing the Left, the Republicans, apparently does not believe that this is what politics is. This puts them at a serious disadvantage, as Jay Carney proves.

  28. Belmont Club » America’s National Security Team
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    […] night of the attack on Benghazi has aroused strong reactions. Ā Vietor’s performance moved Robert Stacy McCain almost to the point of invective. He wrote, Ā ”listen, Tommy, you smarmy little creep. […]

  29. Adjoran2
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    “With enough bullying, he might have been molded into something that could at least imitate a man for short periods”

    Ok, there, drill Sergeant.

    Dude! You really are a fucking, asshole!

    No one cares about Benghazi. It was a CIA fuck up. End of story. Iran Contra was far worse, and for you turds that whole fiasco has been flushed down the memory hole.

    May 2nd, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Huh? Oh, another sock puppet from the transient troll….


  31. Art Deco
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    I seem to recall extensive congressional inquiries, press inquiries and a special prosecutor’s investigation that ran on for six years.

    That special prosecutors investigation only ended when Lawrence Walsh coughed up an indictment of Caspar Weinberger on a process crime (his testimony about a point of scant interest 15 months after the fact contradicted some contemporaneous notes on the subject he had voluntarily donated to a public archive), secured this indictment just before a presidential election, and secured it even though he knew prosecution of the offense alleged was time-barred). At this juncture, George Bush the Elder was so exasperated he shut down the office by executive order and pardoned a mass of people they had in their gunsights.

    While we are at it, you recall that their star defendant was convicted on three (3) counts of a 23 count indictment. This conviction was later vacated due to the prosecution making use of congressional testimony off-limits due to a grant of use-immunity. You’ll also recall that the three count conviction concerned ancillary matters (accepting an unlawful gratuity, &c).

    Of course, having banged the drums in 1987 for a case like no other of prosecutor run amok and then done so again in 2003 regarding the most urgent case of who said what to whom when about Valerie Plame’s employment history, partisan Democrats want no investigation of this most recent scandal. They do this and do this with the utmost arrogance because they have no capacity to evaluate anything dispassionately and decently. Some of us remember when Democrats were not sociopaths.

  32. Art Deco
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    In fairness, the interviewer was asking him if he was the one who had edited a particular set of ‘talking points’. Since public relations bilge is what he was paid to produce and since this administration is up to its eyeballs in vocational flacks, its not surprising he could not remember at a 19 month interval whose b.s. this was; it all runs together.

  33. Ergo
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    Hear, hear!

  34. senatormark4
    May 3rd, 2014 @ 6:24 am

    Wow! Just WOW! Dude. What you didn’t talk about was the focus of his studies. What kind of contortions must a driver go through to get to the same rooms as the National Security Council?

  35. Quartermaster
    May 3rd, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    Gives them a very small taste of what is about to become their eternal reality as well.

  36. Acajoe
    May 4th, 2014 @ 5:07 am

    Spicoli as NSC spokesperson. F’real.

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