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Soooo- Which White House Hoodlum Threatened WaPo's Bob Woodward?
Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 02/28/2013 3:41:20 AM PST by Reaganite Republican

"You don't go around trying to say to reporters 
'you're going to regret this'... 
...makes me very uncomfortable"

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Arrogant people tend to think they're invincible once they fall in love with their own empty legend. It's called 'delusions of grandeur', and man does Barack Obama seem the textbook example. Throw-in Chicago Machine training and you've got a delusional-n-dangerous fool who won't brook a micron of dissent.


But when this morally-warped megalomaniac ALWAYS gets his way by hectoring Republicans, the media, or anybody else in the way, where's the motivator for the guy to ever change?

Obama also thinks he owns the press, and I guess he's mostly right there- yet pride cometh before the fall: Rule #1 if you're going to pick a fight would be 'know what you're getting into'-
and maybe -just maybe- famed Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward wasn't the one to screw with, huh-


Mr Woodward is of course currently engaged in -and winning- a very public debate with the White House, and came out with a scathing indictment yesterday of Obama Administration disinformation and reckless fiscal brinkmanship ("madness"), i.e. delaying military deployments (before the sequester even hits) due to the 'budgetary situation'. 

Of course it's pure propaganda stagecraft designed to pressure Republicans into making a deal (on Obama's terms), since hitting the sequester deadline with no real catastrophes materializing -and current White House charades exposed- would be the worst possible thing that could happen in 'progressive' eyes (betraying the fact this country can survive
-even prosper- with a few cuts here and there).


Indeed, the increasingly skeptical Woodward -one of the few old-school journalists left in DC who actually attempt to do their job instead of just licking Obama's ass all the time- seems genuinely shocked by this administration's escalating lawlessness, underhanded maneuvering, media manipulation, and habitual dishonesty, all of which could be summed-up as a lack of good faith/duty/loyalty towards anything (or anybody) but themselves.
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Bob Woodward: 'Color me a bit baffled... 
I don't understand this White House-  do you?'
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When Woodward attempted to call and give the WH a heads-up that he was going to question some of the Administration's statements and assumptions re. sequester in his WaPo column, the reporter said the same WH 'senior' staffer that later threatened him "yelled at me for about an hour".

The reason for all the anxiety? Seems Obama was initially successful -as he too often is- at getting the country to believe the Republicans were at fault for Friday's looming deadline, when the idea for sequester initially sprang from his own sinister mind. 

Unfortunately for Obummer, DC press legend Bob Woodward knew the truth, as he wrote about the 2011 deal that brought us to a mandatory sequester mechanism in his 2012 book. And he just blew to smithereens a fairy tale Obama worked quite hard to create -had over half the country bamboozled into thinking that the GOP was to blame (accordingly, they need to cave on new taxes)- exposing the serial prevaricator yet again.

Uh, isn't this the sort of thing Boehner and Musty Mitch ought to be doing?

Clearly the Obama regime is getting nervous as the sequester deadline draws near, and it seems that this -in combination with towering hubris- got them to thinking they could threaten and intimidate Bob Woodward into silence because his sole voice dared speak the truth.

Of course they cannot, and Woodward was on CNN within hours to talk about it. The only question now would be WHO is the White House SENIOR staffer that thinks he's Sammy The Bull?

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KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester; threats; woodward

1 posted on 02/28/2013 3:41:41 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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2 posted on 02/28/2013 3:43:38 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Valerie Jarrett.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 3:56:53 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Eric Holder ... the “WH official” is a red herring.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 4:02:11 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Advise to Bob W. Don’t go for a ride with anyone you don’t know and trust.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 4:03:14 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Advice to Bob W. Don’t “go for a ride” with anyone you don’t know and trust.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 4:04:14 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I understand this white house. America-hating marxist separatist Christian and Jew-hating opportunists.

Will Woodward get it? Will he understand that there are dictators in power? Will he start exposing them for what they are? Will he help kick them out of office?

Of course not.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 4:07:02 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’s amazing how the left turns on their own. Woodward had been a liberal folk hero for four decades after blowing the lid of Watergate. Now he’d better watch his back.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 4:08:58 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Jemian

Woodward said that it was a “he.” My guess is that it was Jim Messina.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 4:09:13 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Jemian
I second you, that is the first person I thought of.
10 posted on 02/28/2013 4:10:42 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It has the Axelrod stink but I’m betting Jarrett.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 4:10:59 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Ok who here thought that Bob Woodward would be the guy to take Obama to task? Not me.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 4:11:20 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: prisoner6
CNN knows as they supposedly asked him to come on live and debate Bob W. He refused according to the story
13 posted on 02/28/2013 4:12:39 AM PST by Quick Shot
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To: Reaganite Republican
I just heard on Bill Bennett that it's most likely that PUNK Gene Sperling!!!

He also said that it was known that OTHER REPORTERS have been THREATENED ALSO!!!!!

14 posted on 02/28/2013 4:13:59 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Already been revealed as Glen Sperling.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 4:14:08 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Jemian

My first thought was Jarrett too but Woodward said it’s one of 4-5 people closely involved with congressional negotiations, and she doesn’t deal with legislators much imo


16 posted on 02/28/2013 4:16:07 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Timber Rattler
Woodward said that it was a “he.”

Valerie Jarrett still qualifies.

17 posted on 02/28/2013 4:16:16 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Reaganite Republican
Obama National Anthem
18 posted on 02/28/2013 4:17:22 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Reaganite Republican

Even Woodward is willing to blow the whistle while the jelly-legged Repukes get ready to cave in again.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 4:21:34 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Reaganite Republican

Gene Sperling


20 posted on 02/28/2013 4:24:14 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: luvbach1
I'm sure Woodward let this be known as an insurance policy.

It was Monica Lewinsky's good fortune to have a big mouth. I'm sure it saved her life.

No such luck for Condit's girl.

And my best guess...Valerie Jarrett.

21 posted on 02/28/2013 4:24:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Condit's girl

Unfortunately the case against her Guatemalan serial killer is falling apart.

Gary Condit had the crappiest timing didn't he?

22 posted on 02/28/2013 4:27:33 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Obama doesn’t think he owns the press, he Does own it.

I am a bit cynical, but I will bet that in a week Woodward will realise that he got mad and ran off at the mouth , and he will write a puff piece in apology and get back in good standing with Obama and be right back in line to kiss the buttocks of the One.


23 posted on 02/28/2013 4:29:51 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Reaganite Republican

The curious side of me has long wondered what the tipping
point would be, that is, at what point would at least some of
these so-called reporters start doing their job with regard to
Obama or almost any Democrat. But my realist side always
emerges and reminds me that (a) the Obama administration
will be astute enough to recognize impending hazards and
do whatever is necessary to rekindle the love affair and
(b) to expect reporters to challenge Obama would be like
asking them to shine the light of truth on their own redicules
political beliefs.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 5:05:59 AM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Jemian
ValJar, hmmmmm. I do believe you are right. Or Axlerod.

I'm beginning to smell flop sweat on Down Low Barry as the scandals pile up and a “few” in the media are starting to pull their fingers out of the holes in the dike. Woodward is brave to start this off. And, I'm still reeling that Plante had the guts to say what he did.

I always thought Jake Tapper would be the one to decide to start actually REPORTING again...But, no....it's the two old press war horses. Well...it's a bit late, but I'm loving it. More in the MSM see the writing on the wall. They are all eyeing each other as to who has the b*lls to be the next to get in with a REAL story on one of the scandals.

Benghazi, anyone? That's the cherry on top...who's going to be the one to go for that? The rest will all follow if somebody has the guts to just start digging for truth on that one.

I'm actually kind of hopeful....for the first time in 5 years....that the media is going to just start doing their job again. Call me silly....but I smell blood in the water around the Regime....and if I do, the dopes in the MSM surely do and are weighing their options of how to save their sorry arses.

25 posted on 02/28/2013 5:11:23 AM PST by Pigsley (nan)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Why would ANYONE put up with one of president sock puppet’s handlers “yelling at them” for an hour?

Me, I’d put the azzhole on speaker for the entertainment of my friends and family, and go play frisbee with the dog


26 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:42 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Sivad

I, too, have wondered what the tipping point would be. I knew there would EVENTUALLY be one for the MSM—when they knew they had to start covering for their OWN sorry arses instead of the Boy Blunder from Down Under.

I think it was Mrs. O’s hijacking of the Oscars.

Yep...something that dumb. Oh, the hubris.

Just my guess...but I think that was the tipping point.

More and more MSM rats are going to start “reporting” stories they’ve been sitting on.

Going to get ugly. I imagine when little Barry is pushed into a corner he will go full tilt Community Agitator and start “civil unrest” over “social justice” and the RACISM of the evilllllllllllllllllll Republicans trying to FRAME him.

Bring it on Barry. A lot of us are ready to deal with this. Truth usually does prevail. I’m going to love seeing the grifters exposed....along with Holder, Napolitano, the EPA, etc., etc.

I feel we may be on the path to a brighter future soon. Hope so.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 5:25:10 AM PST by Pigsley (nan)
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To: silverleaf

I imagine Woodward knew what he was getting into with actually reporting about Down Low Barry.

Getting people to talk is a VERY GOOD THING for a real reporter.

I’d imagine he has the entire rant on record.

Things are getting fun....Woodward probably knows this is his last professional hurrah...and is not cowed by any of this. Remember, he was quite the journo icon...he remembers, too.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 5:32:52 AM PST by Pigsley (nan)
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To: Reaganite Republican
'Color me a bit baffled...I don't understand this White House- do you?'

Yes.

29 posted on 02/28/2013 6:03:41 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Pigsley

“I’d imagine he has the entire rant on record”

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Worse than that- it’s in an email, and Woodward’s got it


30 posted on 02/28/2013 6:35:57 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican
When Woodward attempted to call and give the WH a heads-up that he was going to question some of the Administration's statements and assumptions re. sequester in his WaPo column,...

Awfully kind of Mr. Woodward to give the courtesy call.

We're being punked. I'm not sure how, but I don't trust Woodward as a neutral party

31 posted on 02/28/2013 6:36:09 AM PST by kidd
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To: Savage Beast

“’Color me a bit baffled...I don’t understand this White House- do you?’

Yes.”

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My reaction was the same but imo Woodward is being coy, tho- note in the interview on CNN, where he says stuff like “I’m sure the President wouldn’t approve” of his being threatened...

Also were Obama’s lying he says “The White House is confused”

Woodward’s been around the block a few times, and he knows better than most what a lying pos Barack Obama is, he’s seen enough I’m sure... I imagine it’s now just getting to the tipping point were he felt the need to go public

This isn’t the first person they’ve threatened either, of course- but Woodward is clearly alarmed at what he knows or has heard in general, and we’ve probably heard 1% of it


32 posted on 02/28/2013 6:47:06 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: kidd

IMO he’s never been in the bag like most, and I’m of the opinion he’s operating based on principle

If Woodward is a tool of the left, why is the allied MSM burying the ‘threat’ story?


33 posted on 02/28/2013 6:50:21 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Pigsley

Your passion is both impressive and encouraging.


34 posted on 02/28/2013 3:59:53 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Pigsley

Your passion is both impressive and encouraging.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 4:00:22 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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