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Schieffer to Obama Advisor: ‘Why Are You Here? Why Isn’t the White House Chief of Staff here?'
News Busters - CBS ^ | May 19, 2013 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 05/19/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by Xcoastie

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DAN PFEIFFER, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR: The point that our Chief of Staff is making is that this is the Republican playbook here which is try, when they don't have a positive agenda, try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings and false allegations. We're not going to let that distract us and the President from actually doing the people's work and fighting for the middle class.

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. But you weren't born then I would guess, but I have to tell you that is exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took. They said, “These are all second-rate things. We don't have time for this. We have to devote our time to the people's business.” You’re taking exactly the same line they did.

After Pfeiffer continued with evasive talking points, Schieffer again scolded:

SCHIEFFER: But Mr. Pfeiffer, and I don't mean to be argumentative here, but the President is in charge of the executive branch of the government. It’s my, I'll just make this as an assertion: when the executive branch does things right, there doesn't seem to be any hesitancy of the White House to take credit for that. When Osama bin Laden was killed, the President didn't waste any time getting out there and telling people about it.

But with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don't even seem to know what has happened. And I use as an example of that Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens, and I'm not here to get in an argument with you about who changed which word in the talking points and all that. The bottom line is what she told the American people that day bore no resemblance to what had happened on the ground in an incident where four Americans were killed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cbs; coverup; impeachnow; irs; navyseals; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; scandal; threatmatrix
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Bring out all the underlings who can pretend to represent the President but give him more deniability. This is more Susan Rice spin from an adviser named Pfeiffer.
1 posted on 05/19/2013 6:42:43 PM PDT by Xcoastie
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To: Xcoastie
We need to called this the "Being Susan Riced" method


2 posted on 05/19/2013 6:45:55 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Xcoastie

Trying to put some distance between the scandals and Obama as possible.


3 posted on 05/19/2013 6:46:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Xcoastie

This Administration is doing real damage to this country, and I can’t wait until it’s gone.


4 posted on 05/19/2013 6:48:12 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Xcoastie

I saw this poofter getting smart with Chris Wallace this morning. Wallace should have *itch slapped the boy.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 6:53:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: cripplecreek

While I appreicate Scheiffer for schooling this idiot WH spokes-toad; he was wrong about this....

>>>BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate.<<<<

Or maybe I’m misreading. Maybe Sheiffer was right in the sense this doesn’t compare to Watergate.

This is worse. MUCH worse.


6 posted on 05/19/2013 6:54:32 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cripplecreek
"Lips"Pfeiffer is a disgusting waste of skin.

This WH releases emails then within and hour sends out a spokesweinie to tell US that what they said is not what they meant then complains when we tell America what they said.

Amazing.

7 posted on 05/19/2013 6:55:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama is sacrificing pawns.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 6:56:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FReepers
We've Watched The Spinning Act In The Press And DC Long Enough


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9 posted on 05/19/2013 6:57:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: cripplecreek
Obama is sacrificing pawns.

Yes, and rather quickly.

10 posted on 05/19/2013 6:58:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Xcoastie

The MSM is coming out of the closest because THEY know nothing will be done about it


11 posted on 05/19/2013 6:58:48 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Jane Long

When he sacrifices the queen, it will be over.


12 posted on 05/19/2013 6:59:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Xcoastie
[Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out]
 
The Oligarchic Klepto-bureaucracy is full of fancy titles that can be thrown under the bus as required.

The needs of the many ne  outweigh the needs of the one.

13 posted on 05/19/2013 7:03:07 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Xcoastie
You're right about one thing Bob, its not Watergate by any stretch.

This administration and its media allies have corruption honed to a fine art.

14 posted on 05/19/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek
"Obama is sacrificing pawns."

They're chaff intended to draw incoming off target.

Breathtaking to think that we're only a handful of months into Teh Won's second "term."

15 posted on 05/19/2013 7:10:39 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

In case you missed it ping.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 7:12:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: DEADROCK

Nixon’s boys said the break in was nothing too... they were wrong. This IRS thing against the American people is not going to just go away... Either is Behghazi...


17 posted on 05/19/2013 7:22:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: Xcoastie

They have to remember that some of the older guys on the block recognize the lies from Watergate. As Obama continues to act like Nixon, the more the hair on the back of the old guys’ necks are going to stand on end. That will not be good for the Kenyan.


18 posted on 05/19/2013 7:24:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Vermont Lt

I gotta agree. The missing emails are already being compared to the missing 18 minutes of tape.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT by Terabitten (I'd rather have one Walker than fourteen runners.)
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To: Xcoastie

BS. Susan Rice knew from the get go that the talking points were BS. They had to brief her about the truth in case some reporter stumbled upon a fact that she would not have be prepared for. Susan Rice was picked for the job as the new Secretary of State, but things fell apart before she could get formally nominated and confirmed. The talking points were developed not to tell the truth, but to determine which lie would fly.


20 posted on 05/19/2013 7:32:04 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (IRS/Obamacare Death Panels selection criteria ....Tea Party, Patriot, 9/12, Constitution,...)
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To: Xcoastie

And where is that hack, Victoria Nuland, the State Department Spokeswoman?
She has gone into hiding. Drag her lard ass to the hill and put her under oath.


21 posted on 05/19/2013 7:39:18 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Xcoastie

Bob Scheiffer is starting to sound like a journalist.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 7:41:24 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

Noel Sheppard is one of the best new/old style-journalists around.

Newsbusters has, some great voices, Its is one of my all-time favorite sites.

Being a journalist was once a respected profession, before it became corrupted. Maybe Mr. Scheiffer is remembering why he entered the profession in the first place. Or maybe not.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 7:52:18 PM PDT by notted
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To: notted
" Maybe Mr. Scheiffer is remembering why he entered the profession in the first place. Or maybe not."

He does sort of give one that idea....we can hope. It does seem more and more like the MSM overall is shifting in it's attitude.

24 posted on 05/19/2013 8:00:30 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Multiculturalism is the answer!)
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To: Xcoastie

I would just disagree on one point: This isn’t Watergate; it’s worse. No one died in Watergate.


25 posted on 05/19/2013 8:11:01 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: notted

Scheiffer recognized another snow job coming from the obam administration....this time from motormouth Pfeiffer.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 8:11:55 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Xcoastie

Is Obama’s IRS rapidly becoming a SELECTIVE Domestic Terrorist Organization against the Middle Class?


27 posted on 05/19/2013 8:55:46 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: tennmountainman

When Benghazi first broke, Nuland’s body language gave away that she was lying. She stammered, nervously drank water, and she sweated more than Richard Nixon during the Kennedy debate. I’m no expert, but if I were an actual reporter I would have smelled a rat after listening to her BS.

Here’s the real issue: The administration has pushed its boundaries so far without srutiny, it’s damn near too big to stop them now....even if the press wanted to stop them....and at some point they might want to. I’m convinced that we could catch Obama Red handed giving orders to the IRS to pick on the conservatives and the people would still just yawn because they have been trained up by the media to disregard any criticism of Obama.

In short, Obama has gotta free ride for the next three years and he knows it. Heck, not only will the IRS not stop its treatment of conservatives, it will likely get worse. Who’s gonna stop him? Fans of American Idol and the NY Times? Give me a break.....


28 posted on 05/19/2013 8:57:38 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

No doubt Nuland will get a promotion


29 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:26 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: matthew fuller

It is interesting, if only to speculate, (in lesser words, offered by Sir, Winston Churchill.

That our lives and actions resonate beyond our temporal concerns, that we, owe to each other; the truths which resolve our actions, taking causes that end tyranny and become willing to fight for our liberty and the fidelity of truth, as required by God.

Forgive the stilted language, but you hit a cord.

I’ll be damned, if I will fail this test. And from what I’ve read of your profile;

(We) will ultimately prevail.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 9:04:52 PM PDT by notted
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To: Xcoastie

CNN’s recent poll has 62% of Democrats saying the IRS stuff is wrong. That is amazingly high. We only had this IRS scandal come out a week ago Friday. There may be a point where the media follows the people, if for no other reason than to protect the Demonrat Party.


31 posted on 05/19/2013 9:05:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Xcoastie

In a related story Bob just found that his phone has been tapped and the IRS pursuing a vigorous audit of his personal finances.


32 posted on 05/19/2013 9:18:59 PM PDT by topfile
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To: Responsibility2nd

You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch.

CBS and their cronies once again circling the wagons to protect OBAMA. It is so f - - - - - g disgusting.


33 posted on 05/19/2013 9:31:49 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: notted

I hate this part, where I go to bed, then get up to correct my own post!

(in lesser words, offered by Sir, Winston Churchill.

Should read: In lesser words, derived from...

Forgive the stilted language, but you hit a cord.

Should read: chord.

GOODNIGHT!


34 posted on 05/19/2013 9:44:28 PM PDT by notted
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To: Responsibility2nd

I, for one, am sick of Watergate being considered by the press as the absolute worst thing that has ever happened concerning a president.

I was in my mid-later 20’s during the Watergate mess. Nixon lied about a burglary which he learned about after the fact. That burglary was purportedly about stealing Democratic Party strategy information. However, G. Gordon Liddy believes that John Dean was just trying to get a “little black book” which implicated his girlfriend in a call girl scheme.

Nixon lied and tried to cover up. This was wrong.

Nixon did not have sex with an intern in the oval office.
Nixon did not have his Deputy White House Counsel commit suicide/be murdered and the body dumped in Ft Marcy Park
Nixon did not give a “Stand down” order to missions(s) to rescue an ambassador & staff under attack and who were later murdered.
Nixon did not fire flag officers who tried to rescue said ambassador.

Did I miss something?

My take is that the frenzy after the Watergate break-in was payback for Nixon’s earlier anti-communist work.

I just found this assessment: http://lewrockwell.com/burris/burris25.1.html

Comments on its validity?


35 posted on 05/19/2013 9:55:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Xcoastie

“Pops’’ Schieffer isn’t going to be long for this world if he keeps this up.


36 posted on 05/19/2013 10:27:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Indeed. The body count was Watergate:0. Benghazi:4 dead Americans.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 10:30:29 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Xcoastie

“You know, I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. “

You’re correct. It’s worse.


38 posted on 05/19/2013 10:50:28 PM PDT 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: BwanaNdege
Comments on its validity?

The author describes the Republican Robert Bennett as "crazed". The author may have a Dem slant.

39 posted on 05/19/2013 11:32:21 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: BwanaNdege
Yes. Nixon never used the IRS (like Every other Demo except Carter). He was slapped down by his IRS Co,mm when he attempted to.
40 posted on 05/19/2013 11:35:39 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: cripplecreek
“When he sacrifices the queen, it will be over.”

Who is the queen? If it's Hillary(!) that's not going to go over well with the Clintons. Hillary and Bill will have the political long knives out before that happens. If Barry thinks he can throw the Clintons under the bus to save his butt, he's got another think coming to him. You don't mess with the Clintons, Barry. You're really just a community organizer and not overly bright. The Clintons have a REAL body count of their enemies.

41 posted on 05/20/2013 3:06:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Xcoastie.
I don’t want to compare this in any way to Watergate. I do not think this is Watergate by any stretch. But you weren't born then I would guess, but I have to tell you that is exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took. They said, “These are all second-rate things. We don't have time for this. We have to devote our time to the people's business.” You’re taking exactly the same line they did.
Sounds good, eh? Wild guess -- like all partisan media shills, Schieffer puts on a good show, the whole thing's scripted, and everyone on that side of the aisle hears what they need to put the whole thing behind them.


42 posted on 05/20/2013 3:52:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: popdonnelly
This Administration is doing real damage to this country, and I can’t wait until it’s gone.

The country, or the administration?

At this rate, the country will be gone before this administration is.

43 posted on 05/20/2013 3:57:09 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: Xcoastie

Wow. Schieffer is dangerously close to practicing journalism here. Maybe some of the old guard will remember what their role is and rake these lying toadies over the coals.


44 posted on 05/20/2013 3:59:49 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: IamConservative

Wow. Schieffer is dangerously close to practicing journalism here. Maybe some of the old guard will remember what their role is and rake these lying toadies over the coals.

**

We can only hope. I went to journalism school in the mid 80’s. All they DID was IDOLIZE Woodward and Bernstein ...pounded it into our heads how we are to NEVER reveal our sources ...how the First Amendment was the “watchdog” of Democracy ...I mean, they really DID use to teach this stuff. I just don’t know what happened in the ensuing years to journalism.

These guys would be seen as GIANTS if they actually started to step up. Why they don’t want to be remembered that way, and not as lying, covering hacks ...I have no idea. For the most part, journalists used to run on coffee, cigarettes, and idealism ... it’ just not that way anymore.


45 posted on 05/20/2013 4:38:10 AM PDT by LibsRJerks (s)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Or maybe I’m misreading. Maybe Sheiffer was right in the sense this doesn’t compare to Watergate. This is worse. MUCH worse.

That's the way I took it because he followed it with a reference to Pfeiffer not yet being born at the time of Watergate. It seemed a dig at Pfeiffer being wet behind the ears.

46 posted on 05/20/2013 4:59:11 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Kennard

I think it his hyper-libertarian attitude. Robert Bennet has taken on very liberal Democrat clients, including Bill Clinton & Clark Clifford. His brother William is, of course, a very conservative Republican.


47 posted on 05/20/2013 6:27:48 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Xcoastie
... with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don't even seem to know what has happened. And I use as an example of that Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens...

And they send them to places where no one watches - like Bob Schieffer's CBS program.

48 posted on 05/20/2013 6:46:14 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I saw this poofter getting smart with Chris Wallace this morning. Wallace should have *itch slapped the boy.”

Chris did a better job of handling this fecal matter spreader than my wife and I did watching this smarthy liar spreading his contemptible manure.


49 posted on 05/20/2013 6:48:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: gov_bean_ counter
This WH releases emails then within and hour sends out a spokesweinie to tell US that what they said is not what they meant then complains when we tell America what they said.

This sentiment is all over the blogs, the claim that the Republicans "doctored" the released emails.

50 posted on 05/20/2013 7:17:31 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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