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BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing (on CNN)
Business Insider ^ | 2/2713 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 02/27/2013 4:17:16 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks

Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "I think they're confused," Woodward said of the White House's pushback on his reporting.

Earlier today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing 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.

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.

"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 on MSNBC.

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To: cashless
I think Woodward sees Nixon in Obama. From the Morning Joe interview, check out the last bit:

Woodward: 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.

21 posted on 02/27/2013 4:32:55 PM PST by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

0-Bot scum. Good for Bob Woodword!!!! Other libs should start figuring out that JugEars is out of control and in full lie mode ...all the time


22 posted on 02/27/2013 4:33:26 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: ansel12
Mark this post, I predict that Woodward will be found dead within the next 30 years.

At the very, very least, old Bob had best be sure his income taxes are 110% correct and he hasn't been *riding dirty* anywhere................Just saying.

23 posted on 02/27/2013 4:34:15 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: circlecity

Well... I like to win my predictions, so I leave myself just a tiny bit of margin.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 4:34:29 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Woodward was smart to make this claim to the public. It makes his demise less convenient for the King.


25 posted on 02/27/2013 4:36:56 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
..."kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time"...finally starting to say the unspeakable....
26 posted on 02/27/2013 4:38:04 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: The Cajun
Axelrod or Jarrett?

Makes no difference. In this white house, things happen (gremlins?) and no one is responsible. Sort of like Donna (aka "Rio") Brazille today saying she has no clue why here health care premium went up

27 posted on 02/27/2013 4:41:48 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The White Hut Mafia threatens? Is anyone surprised? It’s SOP.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 4:42:50 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

29 posted on 02/27/2013 4:42:56 PM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. It’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Entitle this: Woodward takes out an Insurance Policy.

You bet this is a big deal. It's called a threat. I'm sure Woodward has taken additional action to protect himself.

30 posted on 02/27/2013 4:43:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Careful, or you might end up like Bill Gwatney


31 posted on 02/27/2013 4:43:02 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I think he really is in danger. In the People’s Republic of Obamastan, it is dangerous to write against the government.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 4:43:35 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
SOUNDS LIKE A TYPICAL VALERIE JARRETT THREAT
33 posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:10 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Time to name names, Bob.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 4:45:02 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Snickering Hound

Where’d you catch that perch and what were you using for bait?


35 posted on 02/27/2013 4:45:37 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (God bless you Tommy and thank you for your service: http://swiftboats.org/tribute/tribute.html)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
It's too bad that Bob Woodward and the other talking heads of the left-wing media establishment are finally "discovering" that Barack Obama is a lying sack of sh!t ... three and a half months after the election.

I wonder when they'll realize that Obama's boys were running a secret war out of the White House basement, with weapons routed from Benghazi to rebels in Syria, a la Oliver North and Iran-Contra. And I wonder what they'll say when they realize it.

36 posted on 02/27/2013 4:45:46 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Intolerant in NJ
The Madness of kingObama.


37 posted on 02/27/2013 4:47:01 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Can anyone imagine if a senior Nixon white house staffer threatened Bob Woodward? Why the hiding of the name? Tell us the name and what he said Bob.


38 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:02 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TBP

Woodward sounded shaken/ nervous during the Blitzer interview.


39 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:34 PM PST by Third Person (Do the Strandski!)
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To: Third Person

I’m wondering if Hannity will get Woodward on to talk about it and name the name. Hannity has Woodward as a guest a few times lately, trying to show Woodward the light.


40 posted on 02/27/2013 4:53:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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