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BOB WOODWARD: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'
Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2013 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 02/27/2013 8:01:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.

"Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, 'Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document?'" Woodward said.

"Or George W. Bush saying, 'You know, I'm not going to invade Iraq because I can't get the aircraft carriers I need?'" Or even Bill Clinton saying, 'You know, I'm not going to attack Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters,' ... because of some budget document?"

The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.

"Under the Constitution, the President is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the President going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. 'I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country,'" Woodward said. "That’s a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time," he said.

Woodward's harsh criticism came after he stirred controversy last weekend by calling out Obama for what he said was "moving the goal posts" on the sequester by requesting that revenue be part of a deal to avert it.

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KEYWORDS: attentionwhore; bho44; bhoforeignpolicy; bobwoodward; cicobama; genesperling; madness; nationalinsecurity; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester; woodward
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1 posted on 02/27/2013 8:02:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmph. He sure doesn’t have any ‘budget concerns’ when it comes to throwing money around on turtle tunnels, frog roads under bridges, or any other kind of excess ‘stimulus’ money.

What a load of malarkey.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 8:04:19 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs to take it up with his comrades in the media. They have helped to create this monster and Woodward talking angrily about it won’t slay or even injure the beast.


3 posted on 02/27/2013 8:05:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How did Mika react to these comments?


4 posted on 02/27/2013 8:06:25 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: All
Plus Ohaha's wife is also off the grid.....both of 'em crazed w/ power.

MRS O'S AN EVITA WANNABE--POWER'S GONE TO HER KOOKY BANGED-UP HEAD

--- tweeted Walter Kirn, who writes for the liberal journal The New Republic----seeing Obama lavishly gowned, replete with jewels, and, of all things, military guards, was a 'Creepy South American totalitarian-lite vibe....'"

NY Post opined: "Even President Ronald Reagan never busted in live on the Oscars, and Reagan was an actual movie star, academy member, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. "

"(Reagan taped a non-self-aggrandizing “enjoy the show” welcome for the March 30, 1981, Oscars — which had to be delayed because he was shot that very day.)" (EXCERPT--NYP Oscar Review 2/26)

5 posted on 02/27/2013 8:08:24 AM PST by Liz
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if Woodward and his generation of Journalists are happy with what they have wrought?

Think about it they have exactly the sort of President they have been desiring and in some cases praying for. And NOW they are starting to get second thoughts!


6 posted on 02/27/2013 8:09:03 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: cripplecreek

Woodward is ‘laying down cover fire’ for his comrades in media. While he makes noises that sound like the media is waking up, his comrades are fashioning the lext layer of lies in service to their liar-in-chief. Woodward is just as deceitful as the rest of his comrades because he serves ‘higher oligarchs’ who can strip him of wealth and life at a moments notice and he knows it.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 8:10:42 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hussein 0bambi is taking orders from the Muslim Brotherhood. But he has to blame something; the budget will do.

The “Low Information Voters” a.k.a. Stupid People who elected him will never hear about this.

Move along to your assigned Death Panel category, and give unto Hussein Ceasar.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 8:10:52 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: SeekAndFind

The interview is interesting...

The comments...what a riot!!!!

“there’s no threat, not even Iran...”

Do any of these people even have a clue to world events going on RIGHT NOW?


9 posted on 02/27/2013 8:12:09 AM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: MHGinTN
Woodward is ‘laying down cover fire’ for his comrades in media.

I was thinking the same thing.
10 posted on 02/27/2013 8:12:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Imbecility, Mediocrity, and Incompetence I Haven’t Seen in the White House in my Lifetime.’”

Fixed it.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 8:13:51 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind
Bob Woodward is very dangerous for Obama because he will tell the truth and people will listen.
12 posted on 02/27/2013 8:14:35 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: stayathomemom

How did Mika react to these comments?
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Screwed up face, shuffling papers and squirming on her stool like she needs to go potty I’m sure. That’s her usual MO.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 8:14:42 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Under the Constitution, the President is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the President going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. 'I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country,'" Woodward said.

That's bullshit, and it's a simple, yet effective political tactic that we've all seen employed time and time and time and time again.

Howie Carr nails it here:

I think I’ve seen this ­“Sequester” movie before. Only it had a different title — it was called “Prop 2 1/2 Override.”

Obama and his common nightwalkers in the media are trotting out the exact same scare tactics that the local teachers’ unions and assorted municipal layabouts have been employing to frighten the bejesus out of taxpayers around here for decades.

It happens every spring. The schools need more money. The voters yawn. The school superintendent ups the ante and says, well, if you don’t give us the extra money then the first thing we’ll have to cut is the high school football team. Followed by the band. Not the third assistant associate deputy senior school superintendent making $120,000, but the football team. Then the selectmen threaten to close a fire station. Or lay off cops. The town dump? No longer open on weekends.

The problem for the hacks is, this shakedown may work the first time, maybe even the second. But as Barack Obama is now complaining privately, eventually the law of diminishing returns sets in. Before he embarked on this latest the-sky-is-falling campaign, perhaps Barack should have consulted with the little boy who cried wolf.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 8:16:00 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: The Working Man
I wonder if Woodward and his generation of Journalists are happy with what they have wrought?

Think about it they have exactly the sort of President they have been desiring and in some cases praying for. And NOW they are starting to get second thoughts!

A. Fricken. Men.

15 posted on 02/27/2013 8:19:14 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Woodward, open your eyes!

In terms of corruption and its associated madness, Obama is Nixon on steroids!

16 posted on 02/27/2013 8:19:30 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Jack Hammer

Or:

“Obama Is Showing ‘A Kind Of Madness’ that conservatives have been warning us about for five years and now we really have to start looking at this”.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 8:20:31 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Madness”,as used by the Brits at least,is meant to suggest mental illness which,all too often,is caused by a brain disorder...a chemical imbalance or structural abnormality of some sort.Osama Obama isn’t “mad”...his brain cells are firing in an entirely normal way.His problem is that he’s a psychopath...utterly devoid of conscience.It’s been suggest by some that Hitler might have had untreated syphilis which,over time,can really scramble the old brain cells.But Osama,like Stalin,Mao,Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers before him,is just plain evil.Evil to the bone.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 8:21:21 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: RoosterRedux
Bob Woodward is very dangerous for Obama because he will tell the truth and people will listen.

Anybody dangerous for Obama will meet the same fate as a one Mr. Andrew Breitbart. Woodward knows this.

19 posted on 02/27/2013 8:21:31 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It hasn’t even started yet Woodward. This is what you and the media have wrought and you will pay in due time. Shameful, sick media.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 8:22:29 AM PST by Hattie
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor Bob. What’s a career Libtard to do? Having willfully blinded himself to the Dems’ evil for so long, how can he regain any credibility as a reporter when Obama’s inner Wright emerges? He can’t. Shut up, Bob, and just go away.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 8:23:43 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: MHGinTN

You make a good point.

Woodward feigns shock and seemingly ignores common knowledge that Obama hates the military and has deep Muslim sympathies.

Woodward isn’t stupid, nor is he blind.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 8:24:07 AM PST by kidd
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To: Uncle Miltie
See this mornings post #4 over here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2991655/posts

There is no “madness” or incompetency going on at all...

He has been setting this up for a long time. Unless someone can point me in another direction, all the alarm bells need to be ringing...

We’ve got less than 30 days to stop Woodwards...’madman.’ 0bama is not a madman, but a political terrorsit...

If we get a “next time”...I think we need to inact legislation to require budgets cuts to non-constitutionaly mandated items FIRST.

23 posted on 02/27/2013 8:24:30 AM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any bets on when Mr. Woodward will be silenced or forced to reword his comments? The administration cannot allow this sort of free speech from one of their own.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 8:24:44 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: RoosterRedux
Bob Woodward is very dangerous for Obama because he will tell the truth and people will listen.

Some may listen, but there is a generation or two of Obama voters who, I bet, have no idea who Bob Woodward is. That being the case, who out there is in a position to be the one to point out that the emperor has no clothes and to have the low information voters actually take note?

25 posted on 02/27/2013 8:25:14 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: cripplecreek

I won’t be very quick to toss Woodward aside on this. He is the legitimate Dean of American print journalism. Thousands of reporters today started out wanting to be Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein. That’s why I think that what he’s saying now is important. I know he’s a lib. I know he’s loathe to criticize the one...but I also know that he’s doing it and has done it before. Having Bob Woodward open his eyes to obama’s abuses and talking about it...and thereby giving permission to the establishmnet press to do likewise, could be huge.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 8:29:32 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

That’s what the unions do in CA and the dems they support go along. They threaten to close parks, starve kids and old people, fire teachers and police, etc. And it’s all because the unions want to get even higher wages, healthcare, pensions and paid vacation. I worked with unions and have seen it firsthand.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 8:30:21 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Gay State Conservative
Madness”,as used by the Brits at least,is meant to suggest mental illness which,all too often,is caused by a brain disorder

I think the Brit Woodward may have had in mind was James Donald's character at the end of River Kwai. It was certainly my first thought when I heard his comment.

28 posted on 02/27/2013 8:31:25 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Beowulf9
Der Fuehrer is inflicting madness on all of us that hasn't been seen on this level since FDR' reign of terror on the public and the economy. Let's face it, he is following FDR's playbook almost to the letter. The big difference is that back in those days the democrat party was still evil but not to the point that all of them were willing to kill their "cash cow". Today the kenyan is not only pushing us into the pits of a socialist hell, but he is also reviving the democrat heritage of creating a slave economy in which we are the tax slaves who work to support democrats and their voting "leisure" class.

FUBO & FAD

29 posted on 02/27/2013 8:31:32 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: eCSMaster
In terms of corruption....Obama is Nixon on steroids!

I'm not sure that Nixon was "corrupt".Foolish? You betcha.And maybe other things as well.But when analyzing the catastrophe that is Osama Obama the standard of measurement must be Stalin...Mao...Bill Ayers...Saul Alinsky.

30 posted on 02/27/2013 8:32:22 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SeekAndFind
'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'

Um ..... Bob ..... you just haven't been paying any attention at all!


31 posted on 02/27/2013 8:32:26 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “madness” is called called “American Leftism” and it afflicts quite a few people.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 8:33:19 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Beowulf9

It’s a miracle! Bob Woodward opens his eyes for the first time in 4 years.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 8:33:28 AM PST by Renkluaf
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To: eCSMaster
In terms of corruption and its associated madness, Obama is Nixon on steroids

Meh. Nixon wasn't corrupt. He was anti-communist, domestically liberal, paranoid and insecure.

34 posted on 02/27/2013 8:33:36 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: riri

If that’s true, I wouldn’t want to be the coroner (and die from arsenic poisening).


35 posted on 02/27/2013 8:33:39 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: eCSMaster
In terms of corruption and its associated madness, Obama is Nixon on steroids

Meh. Nixon wasn't corrupt. He was anti-communist, domestically liberal, paranoid and insecure.

Obama, on the other hand, is just plain evil.

36 posted on 02/27/2013 8:34:06 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
Bob, you done good.

Now go and do some more.

37 posted on 02/27/2013 8:35:03 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Beowulf9
This is what happens when liberals are faced with any type of limits on their spending - histrionics and hyperbole. Imagine if social entitlements were to be threatened.
38 posted on 02/27/2013 8:36:47 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: PGR88
The “madness” is called called “American Leftism” and it afflicts quite a few people.


39 posted on 02/27/2013 8:37:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: eCSMaster

“In terms of corruption and its associated madness, Obama is Nixon on steroids!”

Wrong, Nixon wasn’t trying to destroy America!


40 posted on 02/27/2013 8:39:14 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: EBH
0bama is not a madman, but a political terrorsit...

If Obama ordered a carrier skuttled to save money, I wonder if the Navy would do it. The admirals probably would go along.

41 posted on 02/27/2013 8:40:33 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: SeekAndFind

One more display of Madness?


42 posted on 02/27/2013 8:41:19 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Liz
both of 'em crazed w/ power

Low-life grifters

43 posted on 02/27/2013 8:41:30 AM PST by gasport (LIVE FREE or Comply)
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To: pgkdan

And Nixon created our beloved EPA. Thanks, Dick!


44 posted on 02/27/2013 8:42:52 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: MHGinTN

I agree.

Today’s media elites would do a better blacklist job on a journalist who strayed from the reservation quicker than McCarthy ever could/did. The alphabet media journalists tow the Pravda line and are never independent.


45 posted on 02/27/2013 8:46:37 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Budget concerns? WHAT budget? We haven’t had a budget since this d—khead took over the country four years ago!


46 posted on 02/27/2013 8:51:55 AM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"That’s a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time,"

I think Obomas hate for man kind has driven him insane. I think he actually believes he's a divine being of some kind, and those who don't bow down and worship him are the "real" problem. I think he's friggen nuts.

He has no idea he's nothing but a social parasite like the rest his base. He's fed off the American teat all his life. He's always been a welfare slug. A french fry maker at McDonalds deserves more honor and respect.

Drive by any welfare complex, and you'll see people like the Obomas everywhere. Each one of them lusting after someone elses pay checks and calling their legalized theft some kind of an "entitlement".

47 posted on 02/27/2013 8:52:40 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind
It's not madness, Mr. Woodward.

It is calculated; it is insidious; and it is intentional.

48 posted on 02/27/2013 8:58:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It may be Woodward is looking down the road when ALL rap-port-ers and writers will be replaced by State run robotic type ‘readers’ sans opinions or inflections.


49 posted on 02/27/2013 9:00:58 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: SeekAndFind
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time"

Watch out for that directed "accidental" drone strike, Bob. You're talking like an anti-oboma "terrorist."

50 posted on 02/27/2013 9:07:14 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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