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Woodward at war
Politico ^ | February 27, 2013 | MIKE ALLEN and JIM VANDEHEI

Posted on 02/27/2013 5:26:37 PM PST by RobinMasters

Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half hour,” Woodward told us in an hour-long interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets.

Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with the Hill. “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed. “You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat. “ ‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said. “I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, ‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’ ”

(Excerpt) Read more at dyn.politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; genesperling; obama; sequester; threat; warning; woodward

1 posted on 02/27/2013 5:26:39 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Woodward at war? What a Politico pantload. The White House is declaring war on Woodward for him trying to actually doing his job.


2 posted on 02/27/2013 5:30:35 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: RobinMasters

“I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say, ‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’ ”

Bob, you still don’t get it, if it was said, Obama
wanted it said.

Oh, if Stalin only knew about the arrests...


3 posted on 02/27/2013 5:37:43 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RobinMasters

name the source, bob

post the transcripts in their entirety, bob

send me that e-mail, bob.

or stfu.

we already know the poison is in the well


4 posted on 02/27/2013 5:39:29 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: dirtboy

Hey Bob, You ever hear of Ft Marcy Park?


5 posted on 02/27/2013 5:40:19 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: RobinMasters

What is it that Obama is using Woodward to distract us from?


6 posted on 02/27/2013 5:49:16 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: RobinMasters
Bob, we've got the what, why, etc, but we're still missing the WHO. Spill the beans; drop the dime...WHO sent you the email?
7 posted on 02/27/2013 6:17:46 PM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: RobinMasters

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM TOTALITARIANS??????? you USELESS propagandist POS.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 6:19:54 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Jyotishi

A new gun grab.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 6:25:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: RobinMasters
First sentence: Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about - and got a major-league brushback.

An indication of just how deep so called "journalists" are in Obama's pocket: Now they're calling the White Hut in advance of publishing a story that would be perceived negatively. Did somebody at the WaPo call the Nixon White House in advance of Watergate stories? Did Dan Rather warn GW Bush he was going to release a "fake but accurate" story about the TANG? Did The National Enquirer call Clinton's to warn them?

10 posted on 02/27/2013 6:32:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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11 posted on 02/27/2013 6:35:38 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: RobinMasters

Names, Bob, or didn’t happen.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 6:44:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Jyotishi
What is it that Obama is using Woodward to distract us from?

The release of illegals with serious criminal backgrounds.

13 posted on 02/27/2013 9:09:48 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: TigersEye

Gene Sperling, according to buzzfeed


14 posted on 02/27/2013 9:12:08 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Thanks. I don’t know that name. Woodward needs to verify it though. It’s his accusation.


15 posted on 02/27/2013 9:14:22 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: piasa
It's one thing for a prez to pardon a criminal, quite another to release illegals with criminal records back into the country.

That's why the Obama admin started backing their hyssteria truck up quite rapidly today after the word impeachable offense was thrown out on talk radio.

16 posted on 02/27/2013 9:16:16 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

>> What is it that Obama is using Woodward to distract us from?

> The release of illegals with serious criminal backgrounds.

Thanks, yes that and probably more.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 9:20:39 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: piasa
It's one thing for a prez to pardon a criminal, quite another to release illegals with criminal records back into the country.

That's why the Obama admin started backing their sequester hysteria truck up quite rapidly today after the phrase impeachable offense was thrown out on talk radio.

[Not that it'll happen, the White House is just getting jittery, like a cautious gambler on a too good to be true run of luck.]

18 posted on 02/27/2013 9:20:54 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: TigersEye

Agree.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 9:23:17 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Jyotishi
Knowing this administration, the illegals they released were probably given weapons and ammo before being let out.

Funny thing is, the administration apparently said the illegals released were not criminal, "just illegal."

So while pretending to know nothing of the release they somehow claim they knew the backgrounds of all those released were not criminal. Then they acted as if some low level employee at ICE just up and let them go without getting permission or letting admin lawyers have a crack at the idea.

Then the NY Times reported that one had a background of rape and child abuse, or something like that, which is anything but petty or noncriminal. Haven't seen the article.

20 posted on 02/27/2013 9:32:46 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Jyotishi

cracks are starting to appear in the bubble that kept Obama popular with the media and sheeple. This is the opening salvo that will bring down the Progressives. Too much rope... too much power—arrogance and evil always do in an oppressive government. The end of the trilogy is starting. It will not end well for Obama. Obama isn’t out yet...but the opera is coming to an end-—the many small people will be singing soon and the fat lady (Hillary?) is about to put on her horned helmet and sing the last aria. Pop the popcorn folks and be ready—we are in for a ride.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 4:36:15 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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