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Bob Woodward: Obama Showing 'A Kind Of Madness I Haven't Seen In A Long Time'
Business Insider ^ | 2/27/13 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 02/27/2013 4:42:18 PM PST by Impala64ssa

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; obama; woodward
Speaking of Woodward, I remember Watergate, many thought that pres Nixon was behaving like he was going mad himself.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 4:42:25 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Makes you wonder who establishment libs will side with if Woodward completely turns on Obama.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 4:44:30 PM PST by mnehring
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3 posted on 02/27/2013 4:46:13 PM 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: Impala64ssa

...could this be the start of the media responding to Odungo’s stupidity, the petulant behavior of a ten year old with a history of tantrums?


4 posted on 02/27/2013 4:47:54 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Impala64ssa

WOW —journoz DOING THEIR JOBS....?

QUESTIONING AUTHORITY....?

Good news, but my blind guess is that it doesn’t catch on:

“WE NEED TO **HELP** THE ESTABLISHMENT...!!!”

Good for him, though.


5 posted on 02/27/2013 4:48:46 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Impala64ssa

Woodward . . . ain’t this the guy who interviewed CIA Director William Casey AFTER HE DIED? And isn’t this the moron who started the disgusting accusations that J. Edgar Hoover was a cross dressing homosexual? Wasn’t that trash also discussed by a dead William Casey?

Why is anyone paying any attention to this filthy liar?


6 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:53 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Impala64ssa

“Liberalism is Communism sold by the drink”


7 posted on 02/27/2013 4:51:15 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Impala64ssa
BOB WOODWARD: "A 'Very Senior' White House person warned me I'd 'Regret' what I'm doing."

(I wonder if this will change his love for "the ONE"?)

8 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:17 PM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Free guns for Terrorists aren’t cheap!


9 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:07 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Impala64ssa

Before Conservatives get too excited about Bob Woodward they ought to remember Woodward is not wrapped too tightly himself. He wrote a book in which he claimed he had extensive interviews with ex CIA director Casey while Casey was in his hospital death bed. Casey’s family who was constantly at his side absolutely denied Woodward was ever there. Obama is of course a dangerous petulant narcissist but conservatives didn’t need Woodward to tell us. Woodward knows that the MSM, especially the WAPO, NYT, NBC, PBS, CBS ABC have been so in the tank for Obama that current “journalists” are beginning to realize their will be a backlash and they will be the subject of ridicule by historians and younger journalists. Woodward is just trying to get ahead of the curve and protect his “reputation.”


10 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:07 PM PST by allendale
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To: Baynative

He needs to name the “very senior white house person” that warned him that he’d regret what he’s doing.


11 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:46 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Doogle
"...could this be the start of the media responding to Odungo’s stupidity, the petulant behavior of a ten year old with a history of tantrums?"

I doubt it. Woodward, for all his faults, is aware of both his place in history and obama's grotesque ineptitude*. Woodward wants a legacy that says, "I told you so." The rest of the media has no such grasp of history or precedent and can't see past tomorrow morning's breakfast. Like the spoiled children they are, they care about getting their way, "right now," and have little interest in anything beyond that.

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*by Obama's "ineptitude," I mean with regards to filling the Constitutionally mandated role of POTUS. As a destroyer of the Constitution and traditional American culture, he's perhaps as competent as one can be.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 4:57:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Woodward is now saying that high level white house officials are threatening him over this.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 5:00:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Impala64ssa

Just another old white guy I guess...


14 posted on 02/27/2013 5:00:24 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: cripplecreek
Cripple! Do you still have the Pic of Nixon as the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 4000?

If so this is a perfect time, I bet ole W & B pine for old Deep Throat.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 5:08:46 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
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16 posted on 02/27/2013 5:13:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Thank you!

Although, Woodward shouldn't anger a certain someone's benefactor.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 5:17:30 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: AndrewB

well, he did bring down Nixon


18 posted on 02/27/2013 5:24:51 PM PST by albertabound
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To: laweeks

Libs at war with libs.

Look at it this way, if Obama crosses whatever final line Woodward has, Woodward has no pretense to make up whatever crap he wants to take someone down.

Our side can just sit back and enjoy the show (and maybe throw some red meat out every once in a while).


19 posted on 02/27/2013 5:32:31 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Impala64ssa

Woodward, stay away from Fort Marcy park.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 5:34:13 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: laweeks
Why is anyone paying any attention to this filthy liar?

A Youtube video is making him do it.

21 posted on 02/27/2013 6:15:16 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey,
America was behind VietNam til uncle Walt turned against it.
Maybe Woodward will lead the way against this criminal magic negro snake oil salesman!


22 posted on 02/27/2013 6:30:25 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: gaijin

“Good news, but my blind guess is that it doesn’t catch on:”

My optimism says “maybe” it will. My realism says “never”.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 6:38:04 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: mnehring

>>Makes you wonder who establishment libs will side with if Woodward completely turns on Obama.

Regardless of what really happened and what may follow, Woodward is a whore with no morals at all. He could not even let Bill Casey die in peace.

Probably he has another book in the works.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 6:38:29 PM PST by expat1000
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To: albertabound
well, he did bring down Nixon

Yeah, him and EVERY other 'journalist' that had any ink. The press was after Nixon since Alger Hiss days, and they NEVER let up. With Watergate, Nixon stupidly gave them the ammunition they needed. Woodward was point man (with Bernstein) on Watergate, but once the blood was in the water, every journalist was in the pool.

Nixon never had a chance.

25 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:50 PM PST by Wingy
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I don’t understand Woodward’s confusion on the matter.

Obama is nothing but a Chicago thug politician, who’s used to employing union thugs and criminals to “hurt” those who don’t want to “go along to get along,” meaning fold.

He’s ordering his minions to release criminals, scare the hell out of the uninformed with threats of cuts in places that are completely unnecessary, and genuinely attempting to do as much harm to the country as possible.

No different than any Chicago thug politician, just on a much larger scale.

Mark


26 posted on 02/27/2013 6:42:20 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: albertabound

New Book in the making for Woodward?

Does Woodward have enough loyal friends to take on Odumbi?

Does odumbi?


27 posted on 02/27/2013 6:49:45 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Impala64ssa

Marcy Park where the blood runs up the hill. Don’t go there Mr. Woodward.


28 posted on 02/27/2013 6:52:19 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impala64ssa.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 7:41:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Wingy; tuffydoodle; allendale
I always thought that Woodward played a hunch about the Watergate break in and made up Deep Throat in order to give his story some veracity and get it into print.

Even though some guy allegedly claimed to be deep throat from his death bed, I'm still not convinced.

30 posted on 02/27/2013 7:43:10 PM PST by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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