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Obama outs Fox, but reveals a big flaw
Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2009 | Clarence Page

Posted on 10/25/2009 3:48:23 AM PDT by markomalley

Surely President Barack Obama and his advisers don't really think that their feud with Fox News will do anything but enhance the cable network's viewership. A deeper problem is what the flap reveals about Team Obama, which seems to be more comfortable with campaigning than governing.

I'm not happy about that. It does not fill me with glee to see Fox News star Sean Hannity joyfully replaying Obama's 2004 come-together speech about how we're "not red states or blues states" but "the United States of America" and asking where is Obama's promise now?

I don't agree with Hannity on much. He's only a tad more serious-minded as a news clown, in my grumpy view, than his colleague Glenn Beck. But, as much as my wife might run from the house when she hears me say it, Hannity's right on this one.

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Pretty bad when even a race-baiting libtard moonbat like Clarence Page lines up with Fox News...
1 posted on 10/25/2009 3:48:24 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

But I thought Zero was so *brilliant*! Maybe he’s a deep-cover mole, on the payroll of Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to increase their market share for them?


2 posted on 10/25/2009 3:51:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (God is great, and wine is good, and people are crazy.)
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To: Tax-chick

“But I thought Zero was so *brilliant*!”

He is..he was educated at Harvard </sarcasm>


3 posted on 10/25/2009 4:00:36 AM PDT by Wolfhound77
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To: markomalley

This is back-handed complimenting at its finest. The joke quote was how he agreed with Lamar Alexander that this White House shouldn’t have an enemies list like Nixon’s even if theirs only had one name, Fox. Right. Sure. None of these are enemies?

1. Republicans in Congress - left out of all negotiations and not permitted to make sensible amendments to wasteful bills.

2. Doctors- perfoming unnecessary operations only to line their pockets.

3. Energy, oil companies - expelling evil CO2, murdering the Earth!

4. Insurance companies - horrible in every way.

5. America up until 2008 - see number 4.

6. Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Beck, talk radio - ah, see 4.

7. Israel and Britain - who needs them?

You get the idea, really anyone who pays taxes is or will become and enemy.


4 posted on 10/25/2009 4:04:57 AM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: markomalley
They hounded "green jobs" czar Van Jones into resigning, mainly because years earlier he signed a loony 9/11 "truther" petition, and they crusaded against the poor people's activist group ACORN, famously assisted by two young conservative freelance undercover reporters

This illustrates his real views.

Van Jones was the one who started the "truther" bunch.

The "crusade" exposed a bunch of crooks.

5 posted on 10/25/2009 4:07:05 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: markomalley

There he goes dissing Glenn Beck but it’s been Beck who has removed on Tsar for being a truther (not to mention Marxist) and pointed out the Maoists in the administration. Seems like serious work to me, even if Beck is an entertainer.


6 posted on 10/25/2009 4:07:07 AM PDT by saganite
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To: markomalley
Sure, it is disingenuous for right-wing pundits to accuse Obama of dividing the country, considering the five-star job they have done in turning us against each other. But if Obama is being judged by a different standard of civility, it is a standard he set for himself. He promised to bridge Washington's culture wars, not fire them up.

It's idiots like Clarence who believed Obama in the first place after absolutely knowing the anti-American crowd he associates himself with.

It's so-called journelist like this who do not deserve to have one word of theirs read by a single person. The willfull ignorance these elitist garner is sickining when it comes to pushing their politicians.

Until we get back to shame, it's only going to get worse!

7 posted on 10/25/2009 4:11:56 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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It's so-called journelist like this who do not deserve to have one word of theirs read by a single person. The willfull ignorance these elitist garner is sickining when it comes to pushing their politicians.

Well-stated...BUMP!

8 posted on 10/25/2009 4:15:19 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: markomalley
Pretty bad when even a race-baiting libtard moonbat like Clarence Page lines up with Fox News...

Page isn't conceding much .... after all, with the video, Hannity had Obama dead-cold on the point at issue.

9 posted on 10/25/2009 4:17:18 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: markomalley
But, as much as my wife might run from the house when she hears me say it, Hannity's right on this one.

Clarence, when she stumbles home bow-legged at 3:00AM in the morning, do you still think she was running from Hannity?

10 posted on 10/25/2009 4:19:54 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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The headline: Obama outs Fox, but reveals a big flaw

Should read:

Fox Outs Obama! Reveals A Huge Flaw In The Obama Administration!

The writer is crying in his cereal having to write this column.

11 posted on 10/25/2009 4:21:27 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: markomalley
Sure, it is disingenuous for right-wing pundits to accuse Obama of dividing the country, considering the five-star job they have done in turning us against each other.

Right, since the intent of that division was to make you the recipients of power. That certainly makes sense.

F 'ing moron....

12 posted on 10/25/2009 4:22:07 AM PDT by csense
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To: Wolfhound77

I have come to the conclusion that people with Harvard degrees will consistently demonstrate a lack of the basic reasoning skills demonstrated by (for example) plumbers and vets.


13 posted on 10/25/2009 4:31:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (God is great, and wine is good, and people are crazy.)
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To: Wolfhound77

i know several who are Harvard grads.
Usually smart at something but dumb at most.


14 posted on 10/25/2009 4:31:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: markomalley

Yeah...Page is part of the DC, salon establishment. When he is supporting Hannity on anything, you know the folks pulling the strings for The Messiah have made a serious mistake.

Rahm should have checked this move out with the WaPo first. Saw Sally Quinn-Bradlee on O’Reilly...what the heck is SHE doing on THAT show??? Quinn said this move is just STUPID.

That’s a serious put-down. When the POST tells you NO, then it’s your base talking to you.

Dumb move Rahm.


15 posted on 10/25/2009 4:32:38 AM PDT by kjo
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To: lentulusgracchus
Page isn't conceding much .... after all, with the video, Hannity had Obama dead-cold on the point at issue.

Ah, but Clarence typically is of the mindset: why let the facts get in the way of a good opinion.

16 posted on 10/25/2009 4:35:41 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: JohnEBoy
Good post it puts the lie to one of Clarence Page's two legs of support.

The second leg is that Clarence Page would like us to infer from reading this article that the objection to the formation of an enemies list is that it tends to break down bipartisanship, that it tends to break down comity.

This is absurd and it is a transparent effort (the only transparent thing that I can think of that a Liberal has done in the last 10 months) to shield Obama from an indictment of the truly un-American assault on free speech of which this is but a latest example committed by this administration.

What Obama is doing is not wrong because it threatens a renewal of an era of good feelings which is only possible because of the transcendent genius of Barack Obama, it is wrong because it is brutal, because it is a threat to our constitutional liberties, because it is, in short, un-American.

There I have said it: it is un-American .

This is an affront to civilized government which cannot be swept under the rug and dismissed as something akin to a breach of good etiquette. This is an assault on democracy.

The problem for Clarence Page is that Hannity and Beck and the rest of the have a pesky habit of playing videos which exposes Obama and his henchmen with their own words uttered in front of our eyes. It becomes more and more difficult for the Clarence Pages of the world to dismiss Hannity and Limbaugh as demagogues when the visual evidence demonstrate out of the mouths of Obama and his henchmen that it is they who are demagogues. To avoid acknowledging this truth, Page attempts to redefine this totalitarian power grab as a lapse of etiquette.


17 posted on 10/25/2009 4:41:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: markomalley

Oh, come on...this is from Clarence Page for crying out loud. Where’s the barf alert?


18 posted on 10/25/2009 4:47:55 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: markomalley

OUTS FOX???? Excuse me but — ROFLOLOL —

The Marxist are really scared the GRASSROOT SILENT MAJORITY is waking UP!

This is good -— this is really good.

WAKE UP ALL REAL AMERICANS 2010 is around the corner. Get those voter registrations started, educate your neighborhoods, your communities, even the Churches. We have the truth on our side. SOCIALISM DOES NOT WORK IN A FREE SOCIETY.


19 posted on 10/25/2009 5:02:05 AM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: markomalley

“A deeper problem is what the flap reveals about Team Obama, which seems to be more comfortable with campaigning than governing. I’m not happy about that.”

Welcome to the reservation, Clarence! Many of us here noted Bammy’s total lack of leadership experience and ability about 15 months or so ago. What took you so bleeping long, fool?


20 posted on 10/25/2009 5:03:59 AM PDT by flowerplough ( Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia.)
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