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Woodward: Obama Exhibiting 'A Kind of Madness I Haven't Seen in a Long Time’
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Posted on 02/27/2013 9:59:38 AM PST by chessplayer

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward continues to break ranks with his Obama-loving colleagues by holding the President's feet to the fire concerning the looming budget sequester.

Just days after he wrote a piece in the Post exposing the inconvenient truth that it was indeed the White House that initially proposed sequestration during the 2011 debt ceiling debate, Woodward appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday saying that Obama's decision to not send the USS Truman to the Persian Gulf as a result of these deliberations was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: I'm not sure the White House understands exactly what happened in all of these negotiations at the end of 2011 with the sequester and the super committee and God knows what because they were really on the sidelines. But I think it's possible to take one example here where President Obama came out and acknowledged that we are not sending the aircraft carrier Truman to the Persian Gulf because of this budget agreement.

JOE SCARBOROUGH, CO-HOST: Right.

WOODWARD: Joe, I mean, this will resonate with you, I think. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, “Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document,” 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” as he did when Clinton was president “because of some budget document?” 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.” That's a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time.


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Not to mention his threat to fire thousands of border agents.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 9:59:42 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Woah! With Woodward calling Obama “nuts” I sense a little bit of break in the ranks of the media lap dogs.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 10:04:51 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

The madness of King Obama?


3 posted on 02/27/2013 10:07:29 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: norwaypinesavage

One can only hope.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 10:07:51 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: chessplayer
HEY! ...Woodward, We've seen it every-day.
....or have your eyes been closed all this time???

5 posted on 02/27/2013 10:09:12 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: chessplayer

This is not funny. Obama is revealing a dangerous passive-aggressive disorder. In my opinion, a personality trait, if coupled with the inability to use logic and control, makes Obama a very president.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 10:14:18 AM PST by Toespi
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To: norwaypinesavage

I sense Woodward is on his death bed and ts is his way of confessing his sins.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 10:14:55 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: chessplayer

Ooops!

He’s off the “A” list - effective immediately


8 posted on 02/27/2013 10:23:48 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: chessplayer

Woodward uses the term “madness” when referring to the POTUS’ actions. Is the worm turning on Bam? Certainly madness can lead to impeachment.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 10:26:13 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: chessplayer

That’s a strange threat - firing thousands of Border Patrol agents - when our area paper had a recent ad for BP...now hiring.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 10:27:27 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I sense Woodward is on his death bed and ts is his way of confessing his sins.

He had better stay away from Fort Marcy Park for a while.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 10:31:21 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: chessplayer
I'm not sure the White House understands exactly what happened in all of these negotiations at the end of 2011 with the sequester and the super committee and God knows what because they were really on the sidelines

Well, Woodward is talking out both sides of his mouth.

This statement is idiotic.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 10:36:20 AM PST by what's up
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To: chessplayer
Better late than never, I suppose......

How the rest of these libs have put up with this insanity is beyond me.

The constant lying, actual direct payments to cronies and fundraisers, the obvious thin skinned juvenile petulance, the hypocritical pretense to hate the rich, the insane vote fraud and vote buying, the absolute criminal mindset of the Chicago thugs, the constant pandering to a base that has lost its mind (and quite frankly has no soul); having to defend all this and come to the aid of a clearly inept and destructive regime every day must get old.

Even a partisan hack like Woodward has a limit.

13 posted on 02/27/2013 10:43:32 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: norwaypinesavage

He’s already gotten a call about not doing that again, I’d bet.


14 posted on 02/27/2013 10:57:05 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: norwaypinesavage

The older media lap dogs.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 11:06:39 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

All liberals eventually have a “come to Jesus” moment. Not all of them have the guts to admit it. The other thing is, could this be Woodward’s attempt to break from the pack to become as relevent as he was during watergate? I sense that this will open the floodgates for journalists in an attempt to compete with Woodward. I can imagine that entire semesters were devoted to Woodward and Bernstein and watergate, they are liberal icons.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by Toespi
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17 posted on 02/27/2013 11:09:42 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Toespi

I have thought all along that no matter what your politics are - no one likes an a$$hole.

Everywhere O goes - he rubs people the wrong way.

I think Woodward simply has gotten a chance to observe him up close and has arrived at the same conclusion as many others.


18 posted on 02/27/2013 11:11:06 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: chessplayer

Bob Woodward is seeing that this whole mess is going down big time bad and is trying to cover his ass.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 11:19:17 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
Bob Woodward is seeing that this whole mess is going down big time bad and is trying to cover his ass.

I think it's a bit worse than that. Woodward is starting up Hillary's talking points. After all, she has an agenda identical to Obama's, so what can she run on? Easy: "he did it wrong, I'll do it right."

I laugh when people think Obama is the worst that can happen. Oh no, he's not even in the same game with the worst that can happen:


20 posted on 02/27/2013 11:54:22 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: chessplayer

It is madness. He is crazy. Crazy.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 11:59:34 AM PST by petitfour
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To: The Cajun

He is trying to get conservatives to buy his books, that’s all. He had dirt on the kenyan and did nothing before the election when in might have made a difference. This is all PR stuff now. I don’t buy it.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 12:02:19 PM PST by lodi90
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To: chessplayer
Umm, I wouldn't be so quick to support or celebrate Woodward's comments. Look at what he's saying, in context:

Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, “Oh, by the way, I can't do this because of some budget document,” 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” as he did when Clinton was president “because of some budget document?” 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.” That's a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time.

He's saying that Obama, as commander-in-chief, should just ignore the sequester (a duly-enacted law) and spend the money anyway, and that Obama's failure to do so is "madness."

23 posted on 02/27/2013 12:25:12 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: chessplayer

libs like woodward have to chalk it up as madness. they can’t believe - like us - that this is totally delierate and planned.

it is called late phase 2/phase three of Freedom From War. state dept publication 5277.

it also ties in the domestic drones, dhs fema corps, tsa and ubiquitous scanning of our emails and phone calls. and turning police into paramilitary forces.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 12:35:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: carriage_hill
That's a possibility, but threatening an old school reporter--no matter how subtle it might have been--would be beyond madness. But, who knows with this bunch?

[And remember how we thought NO ONE could be worse than Carter or Clinton?]

25 posted on 02/27/2013 12:40:19 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: chessplayer

OK, thats two so far:

Bob Woodward
Bill Plante

We need a third to question the propaganda of the state-run media from it’s own ranks.

Are we witnessing a crack in Obama’s Iron Curtain Media?

Mr. Obama ... tear down this wall!


26 posted on 02/27/2013 1:01:24 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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