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Juan Williams Predicts Obama Landslide, Calls GOP Presidential Field A “Wasteland”
mediaite.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/22/2010 2:53:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Juan Williams has absolutely no faith in the 2012 Republican presidential field. He brought a healthy dose of “fair and balanced” to the FOX News Sunday Panel Plus online-exclusive segment yesterday, where he predicted to his bemused colleagues that, despite their high hopes, if they didn’t find a respectable candidate soon, Barack Obama would win reelection in a landslide.

While the rest of the panel – Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, NPR’s Mara Liasson, and host Chris Wallace – shrugged it off with laughter, it was a pretty fearless point to make riding on the heels of one of the most successful CPACs in recent memory and in a year where dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party has fed a massive Tea Party resistance movement and launched Republican Scott Brown from Massachusetts into the Senate.

Williams seemed to have been pushed into making this argument not by the successes of Sarah Palin or propositions that Mitt Romney still has a viable shot at the presidency, but at Kristol’s suggestion that Texas governor Rick Perry, who has advocated for Texas secession in the not-so-distant past, could make a splash in the presidential pool. While Romney and Mike Huckabee have the traditional advantage of being runners-up from 2008, Kristol argued, Perry’s decade in the governor’s seat would put him in a “pretty strong position to run for President.”

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1 posted on 02/22/2010 2:53:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fox needs to fire that idiot.


2 posted on 02/22/2010 2:54:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan continues to leave love bites on Obummer’s backside.


3 posted on 02/22/2010 2:55:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t think he was as dumb as Eleanor Clift, but now I’m not so sure.


4 posted on 02/22/2010 2:55:17 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan is an airhead.


5 posted on 02/22/2010 2:55:33 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would anyone expect Democrat Juanita Williams to have ANY respect for a GOP lineup? The rest of the article after that is just that - bullshit.


6 posted on 02/22/2010 2:55:52 PM PST by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Considering the job that Obama’s doing, I think even John McCain could beat him in 2012.


7 posted on 02/22/2010 2:57:01 PM PST by RetroSexual (Pray for America; Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like Juan is just projecting what he WISHES would happen in the next election.


8 posted on 02/22/2010 2:58:45 PM PST by bayliving (1 If by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our oun government...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

On the other hand, you can’t beat something with nothing. And who do the Republucans have?


9 posted on 02/22/2010 2:59:17 PM PST by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why do republicans have to have a “respectable candidate” but democrats get to run a lying, wetback, muslim, America hater?


10 posted on 02/22/2010 3:00:37 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Agreed!

Give me an advocate of Texas secession over an advocate of Marxist economics anytime!!!


11 posted on 02/22/2010 3:00:45 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: curmudgeonII

It’s Republukins...and the answer is, “nobody yet’.


12 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:05 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: bmwcyle

Why?! We need the comedic input. On 1 show, he said 2-3 times that the President is up late many nights working on the problems we face. That just warmed the cockles of my heart. I’m not the only one who’s up late many nights worrying about the way things are? Boy, am I ever relieved.

There are many other absurdities, too, too many to list here.


13 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:13 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: bayliving

I agree with Juan. I think Obama will win in a landslide.

The media will blame everything on Bush or Congress. Obama will get a free pass.

In fact, some racial event will occur (manufactured) that will stimulate the media, the hard left and the middle to vote for O.

All we can hope for is a Republican Congress that blocks his agenda.


14 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:20 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan Williams The Textbook Token Black at Fox,the Guy is as Predictable as the Tides. He has made a Career out of Being Black ,Case Closed


15 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:33 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like Juan Williams is canvassing for Robt Gibbs’ job as press sec’y.


16 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:44 PM PST by texanyankee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama does have millions of dollars for lord knows who? for his campaign. He probably could care less about his own Party falling apart.


17 posted on 02/22/2010 3:02:04 PM PST by FreedBird (S)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
... he predicted to his bemused colleagues that, despite their high hopes, if they didn’t find a respectable candidate soon, Barack Obama would win reelection in a landslide.

The headline doesn't fit. That's not really a prediction. More of a standard if-then statement: if you don't get a candidate, he will be reelected.

The landslide part is over the top, though. Obama may become even less popular than he is now.

But here's another way to take his comment: in a three-way or four-way race, Obama probably would be reelected by a large margin in the Electoral College.

18 posted on 02/22/2010 3:02:16 PM PST by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY


"Hi, I'm Juan Williams, and, yes, I have my head so far up Bamby's @ss I can see his nose hairs."


19 posted on 02/22/2010 3:02:37 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (The liberals are asking us to give Obama more time. Is 25 to life enough?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan Williams also referred to Sarah Palin as “catnip for white, male Republicans.”


20 posted on 02/22/2010 3:02:57 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

I only get ill when I see him and then change the channel.


21 posted on 02/22/2010 3:03:20 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: bmwcyle
“Fox needs to fire that idiot.”

I used to think so, too. However, I'm now convinced that every time Juan opens his mouth he digs his own grave and further discredits the lefty arguments he so loudly champions, especially when he talks too long or talks over the other panelists.

As long as Brit, Charles, Bill and the other grownups are there to issue terse and polite rebuttals, Juan will remain a far better argument for conservative points of view than his intends to be for his liberal defense of whatever crap Obama is selling.

I only wish I knew how to post that kid that pantomimes “That's racist!”

22 posted on 02/22/2010 3:03:57 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe, just maybe, Juan wishes there was a GOP candidate to blow Obama out of the White House. Defending him is hard work and Juan is running out of excuses.

Remember how depressing it was for conservative pundits to support President Bush.

The leftist media really do miss W.


23 posted on 02/22/2010 3:03:57 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OBAMA IS A FRAUD!


24 posted on 02/22/2010 3:03:58 PM PST by jersey117
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To: RetroSexual

Please lets not get hysterical. McCain has done enough apologies for one campaign


25 posted on 02/22/2010 3:04:01 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Frank_2001

2012 Presidential Election....Pick one

Barack Obama
John McCain
Suicide


26 posted on 02/22/2010 3:04:21 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: dr_who

Now, hang on there.

Don’t forget that Juan Williams didn’t drink the kool-aid. go back and watch the old shows. Sure, he’s a lib, but he wasn’t crazy for Obama.

I think he’s calling things as he sees them in his circles. That’s why Fox has him on.

Eleanor Clift drank the original kool-aid back in 1978. She’s just delusional.


27 posted on 02/22/2010 3:04:34 PM PST by cizinec
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That is simply insane. Rasmussen shows Obama at only 22% strongly approve. Not exactly the stuff that landslides are made of.


28 posted on 02/22/2010 3:04:44 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After 4 years of looking at tyranny straight in the face, an empty beer can would be elected over -19bama.


29 posted on 02/22/2010 3:05:02 PM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any smart candidate is lying VERY low right now.


30 posted on 02/22/2010 3:05:05 PM PST by MindBender26 (Prezdet Obama is what you get when you let the O.J. jury select a president !)
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To: RetroSexual
Considering the job that Obama’s doing, I think even John McCain could beat him in 2012.

Oh God I would hope not. Like I have said on many occassions, I regret that Obama won, but I just can't muster up even the least bit of sadness that McCain lost. Had anyone but Obama been the winner, I may have even celebrated that McCain lost.
31 posted on 02/22/2010 3:05:51 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“GOP” may not have anyone...but the CONSERVATIVES do!


32 posted on 02/22/2010 3:06:01 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rick Perry will throw his hat into the ring early next year after winning re-election.

I predict Perry & Palin will be the ticket.

33 posted on 02/22/2010 3:06:14 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cizinec

How influential is Juan Williams’ “circle”?


34 posted on 02/22/2010 3:06:21 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama will not be on the ticket in 2012.

Democrats will "Dodd" him!

35 posted on 02/22/2010 3:06:56 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After all the foolishness at CPAC, one can see why he came to that conclusion

The Conservative movement was not acknowledged in the least at CPAC. Missed opportunity, and the DEMS noticed big time.They feel good and conclude that a 3rd party is in the making.


36 posted on 02/22/2010 3:07:36 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: bmwcyle

You ought learn some tolerance. Think of that tower of intellectual power Brit Hume hosting that show. You have to wonder what he was thinking when Williams was flapping his gums, and yet, he kept his composure, smiled and took a rhetoric paddle to JW’s money maker.


37 posted on 02/22/2010 3:07:38 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yeah, I cab’t imagine WHY they have him on the network - except for COLOR. Juan Williams has no brains. He’s your typical “token”.


38 posted on 02/22/2010 3:08:00 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WELL, BESIDES sARAH pALIN, THERE IS JOHN BOLTON, DICK CHENEY (TOO OLD ESTABLISHMENT?), HAVE CONSERVATIVES HAD ENOUGH YET TO APPRECIATE THE VERY CAPABLE DUNCAN L. HUNTER? NO MATTER. THE RNC WILL FUND WHO THEY WANT TO FUND, AND IT WON’T BE A CONSERVATIVE., I FEAR. SO PERHAPS OUR LEFT WINGER, WILLIAMS, IS RIGHT.


39 posted on 02/22/2010 3:08:33 PM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
if they didn’t find a respectable candidate soon, Barack Obama would win reelection in a landslide.

not if the economy stays bad

40 posted on 02/22/2010 3:09:02 PM PST by mjp (pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, independence, limited government, capitalism})
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw Juan Williams become completely unhinged election night last November when he began to see Barry’s presidency start to evaporate and he’s been getting worse ever since. Obviously, he has a huge personal emotional investment in The Messiah.


41 posted on 02/22/2010 3:09:13 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Why? Juan is not worth it.


42 posted on 02/22/2010 3:09:18 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan is why I don’t watch FOX as much as in days past.


43 posted on 02/22/2010 3:10:14 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Take the margin of Clinton beating Dole and add 10%, if the economy improves at all between now and Nov 2012.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 3:11:35 PM PST by AmusedBystander (Just when I think Obama can't get any worse, he surprises me and does.)
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To: whitedog57

“I think Obama will win in a landslide.”

A landslide seems a stretch, but I do worry that Obama will benefit from factors way beyond his control, e.g.,
1) the ailing Kim Jong-Il dies and the new leadership opts to pull a China by allowing capitalism and reuniting with S. Korea;
and/or
2) Israelis take out Iran’s nuclear capability, leading to an overthrow of I’mANutJob and the sudden transformation of Middle East as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan all slowly but surely emerge as democratic regimes and the Palestinians elect to pull an Egypt and settle their differences with Israel etc.

With health reform and cap n trade sidelined, my guess is that the economy might turn around much more rapidly in the face of a far less contentious foreign policy landscape. Obama wouldn’t deserve the credit, but voters by 2012 might feel far less angry with unemployment finally trending downward and their 401(k)’s replenished.


45 posted on 02/22/2010 3:11:41 PM PST by DrC
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To: bmwcyle
Fox needs to fire that idiot.

And Sheppie.

46 posted on 02/22/2010 3:11:51 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: MindBender26

“Juan wishes there was a GOP candidate to blow Obama out of the White House.”

There is...Charlie Crist! lol


47 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:06 PM PST by outhousepatrol
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In the tank Photobucket
48 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:17 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In no way will Obama get a landslide, but hes right about the GOP having no decent candidates.
49 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:49 PM PST by Husker24
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To: bmwcyle

Sometimes he says some semi-reasonable stuff, at least you can tell he gave it some thought. Then all of a sudden Williams goes flat-out brain dead.

Someone must have read that bozo the riot act about towing the line.

I agree, he’s got to go. He is really hurting Fox.


50 posted on 02/22/2010 3:12:50 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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