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All the Presidentís Thugs
PJ Media ^ | 2-27-2013 | J. Christian Adams - Commentary

Posted on 02/28/2013 7:15:26 AM PST by smoothsailing

February 27, 2013

All the President’s Thugs

J. Christian Adams

Hey, Bob, you can’t say we didn’t warn you. We knew this White House was capable of attacking even the great Bob Woodward for telling the truth.

You could have listened to Michael Barone. He saw it coming even before Barack Obama was elected. In October 2008, he penned “The Coming Obama Thugocracy.”

I experienced it when DOJ press harpy Tracy Schmaler yelled at a half dozen reporters, as the White House official did to you, about my under-oath testimony involving the New Black Panther dismissal. Her victims included Pete Williams, Quin Hillyer, and Shayrl Attkisson. After Schmaler’s thug tendencies were well known, she was nurtured and promoted within the Thugocracy instead of being canned as any administration before this one would have done to her — Republican or Democrat.

Schmaler has since been appointed a Made Man of sorts, entering the rarefied private sector air of David Axelrod’s shop.

Schmaler’s story is typical of this gang. Her shouting, threats, and rants at reporters would have rendered her unqualified to serve in the press shop of a state department of agriculture.

But there is something unique about the Obama White House. It borrows tactics and standards from the darker figures in history — threats, projection, unrepentant dishonesty, towering columns in stadiums, and even bloody mayhem like Fast and Furious hatched for political purposes.

Richard Nixon seems like a fluffy kitten compared to this crowd.

Which brings us back to you, Mr. Woodward. What’s happened when you, of all people, are the bad guy? Had you ventured into any cocktail party in Silver Spring or Takoma Park just a few years ago, you would have been treated like a hero – liberal Washington’s very own version of Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski who with one swing of a bat brought down the reviled Nixon. “Maz” never had to pay for a meal in Pittsburgh after that October afternoon in 1960 when he delivered a World Series.

That used to be you, Bob. But now, you’re the problem!

You, of all people, threatened by a Democrat White House. So where are your defenders? Where are the new hipster reporters of the left to defend you? Where have all the flowers gone, they used to ask.

But this is serious stuff. When the elder statesman of the industry that guards the First Amendment is threatened by the White House, it marks a dangerous turn. When other “reporters” join in, it is even more dangerous.

Perhaps this will be enough for the usual phalanx of fools at places like Mother Jones, TPM Muckraker, and The Nation to at last wonder if we’ve come full circle, back to those days of righteous triumphs in August 1974. Outrage toward abuse of power was so in vogue. Where is the righteous indignation that seized a nation beginning in May 1973?

Maybe it was all a show, Bob. Did the wave you started have more to do with the “R” after Nixon’s name than principle? With you, I’d say it was principle. But with the rest of the liberal left, it’s starting to look like poor Dick Nixon got a raw deal compared to this mischief of rats.



TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobwoodward; genesperling; partisanmediashills; sequester; whabuse

1 posted on 02/28/2013 7:15:32 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

2 posted on 02/28/2013 7:22:20 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: smoothsailing

Personally, I believe Woodward was not threatened. He’s simply reading copy provided him by the White Hut.

Never forget, this regime are masters at manipulating the masses. Woodward is just another “Watch the funny monkey, don’t look at that bad man over there, see the monkey”...


3 posted on 02/28/2013 7:23:39 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

“He’s simply reading copy provided him by the White Hut.”

These people are capable of doing whatever it takes to promote the revolution.

IMHO


4 posted on 02/28/2013 7:56:25 AM PST by ripley
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To: ripley

I agree. Especially in the role of a willing agent provocateur.

Having Woodward put forth the idea that he’s being strong-armed adds credence to the lie.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 8:56:34 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: smoothsailing

According to the Drudge Report, Lanny Davis has said...”Oh...oh...me too, I’ve been attacked too”


6 posted on 02/28/2013 9:45:00 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: RetSignman

Lol, what a slimeball Davis is. He’s downright creepy.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 10:02:48 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

and woodbrain also quickly added that he thought Barry would be unhappy if he knew about - what an idiot woodbrain is.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:25 AM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: ripley

I wouldn’t put it past them to have tainted meat shipped to stores so they can say budget cuts poisoned the people.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 5:22:24 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Old Sarge; ripley

Agreed.

Michelle’s new bangs, CT shooting — it’s one day’s distractions after the next. As they quietly allow the Federal debt to mount - and plan their move to seize $19 Trillion in U.S. retirement accounts.

Every day that we DON’T look at the escalating debt crisis and their planned asset seizures is a “good” day to WH.

Drip, drip, drip. How easily the public is to distract.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 8:49:53 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Terry Mross

“I wouldn’t put it past them to have tainted meat shipped to stores so they can say budget cuts poisoned the people.”

Question: Why did so many shootings coincide with the Progressives’ desire to confiscate guns?

Just asking.

(Is it a coincidence that just about all the shootings were done by left-leaning loonies?”)

Always just asking.

IMHO


11 posted on 03/01/2013 6:29:42 AM PST by ripley
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