Skip to comments.Schieffer On Scandals: "It's Very, Very Disturbing What We're Seeing" (Video)
Posted on 05/16/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT by neverdem
CHARLIE ROSE: You have seen lots of second terms. This one came in on a big political victory, wanting to do things. And you have this picture, one, of intrusive government and yet a president who seems like a bystander in his own government.
BOB SCHIEFFER: People were talking in Washington about -- some people were saying, "Are we back to the Nixon administration? This is what they did in the Nixon administration." This is not the Nixon administration, where you had burglars and people talking about blowing up the Brookings Institution. This is more of a case, is anybody home?
I mean, just all of a sudden you have this thing with the Justice Department where theyre getting all these phone records of all the reporters. The Attorney General, well he didnt know anything about it. You get to the IRS, they dont seem to know anything about the Tea Party thing. You come to White House, they dont know anything about Benghazi. Somebodys got to grab hold of this thing. Its very, very disturbing what were seeing here.
NORAH ODONNELL: What do you make of the presidents actions yesterday? He dealt with all three things yesterday: He fired the head of the IRS. Released 100 pages of emails that deal with Benghazi. And then on the third scandal the snooping into the AP reporters phone records, the president then put out that hes for this shield law for journalists. The White House took a lot of proactive action yesterday.
SCHIEFFER: They did. But that was yesterday. How is it these things all nobody seemed to be taking very seriously up until this point? There is no question though, that the administration was trying to get the story out that the War on Terrorism, the threat of terrorism...
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The extreme MSM communists were hoping the public would be disarmed by now. Not armed to the teeth.
Just a matter of time. Joe Biden for president. He can’t be anymore oblivious than BO and Eric Holder. I’m sure this is what some establishment (old establishment) RATS are thinking. They have to stop the bleeding. They must restore some confidence (cough cough) in the competence of their party.
I can’t believe I just typed all that.
But really. BO must go.
Schieffer must not remember Howard Baker asking during Watergate, "What did the President know and when did he know it?" That is exactly the question that needs to be asked of Obama. An irony here is that the Clintons began their political career helping the Watergate prosecution with an assist from Ted Kennedy to get in that position. The chickens may be coming home to roost for Hillary--I wonder how she likes being on the receiving end?
They also say that Nixon had the IRS go after his enemies because of an off the cuff comment that Nixon made on the secret tapes.
Despite the Media spin it never happened, unlike Obama actually doing it.
The Media back then obsessed on the 18 minutes missing from the Nixon Tapes, but nowadays the idea that Obama disappeared for 10 hours during the Benghazi attacks isn’t ever mentioned. Gee, wonder why?
Many can see the Obama team is not for all of us. Dont you wonder why the so called journalists seem to be unpatriotic to their country. They must hate us on the opposite side as much as Obama does. Just no other way to explain why they have allowed him time and time again to overreach his authority. Obama has abused his power for a very long while. There has to be a place of judgment on them as well because they have covered up the lies. This entire situation with the IRS is scary. How anyone can allow him to get away with this is a travesty. What will stop the next president into allowing this type of abuse.
I’ve read Schieffer’s autobiography and he is a Democrat by his own admission.
His wife went to the 1968 Chicago convention as a party official from Texas and he got to go with her as a visitor.
His brother Tom (former partner in owning the Texas Rangers with W Bush) is also a Dem sometimes mentioned as a possible D candidate for Governor in TX.
I believe the GOP counsel on the committee (Fred Thompson) used that question.
And the MSM back then fawned over him helping to launch Fred’s eventual political-acting career.
I can’t believe this stupid old fossil of a CBS news hack is still around.
You’re absolutely right about her and about his prestitutes still making excuses for him.
I think the lamestream are about to circle his sorry wagon again, particularly if he sacks his boy Jay Carnival, who’s lost the trust of the White House press gaggle.
I’m looking for boy Carney’s announcement that he will be moving onto “something else,” to give him “more time with his family.” ....
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“This one came in on a big political victory, wanting to do things”
Uh, the things it wanted to accomplish was the destruction of our Constitution and this country. It seems to be doing exactly that very well.
We are talking about a Prezzy that has always been in campaign mode. He never switched to governing mode.
So at the very least Barry is an empty suit and has no idea what is going on.
Zero didn’t know about Fast and Furious. He didn’t know about Benghazi. He didn’t know about IRS abuses.
But he KNOWS that Sandra Fluke needs condoms!!
This government, the whole thing, Dems and Pubbies, is irreparably broken.
Money and the media have destroyed it.
When the voters put people who are arrogant, ideological, criminal, stupid, liars in charge of things, why are they surprised when they break the law, harass those who don’t toe their line, lie about it and get angry when people point out what they are doing.
These people in this administration do not believe in a government of laws, they believe those laws that govern a republic are impediments to what they want to do, which is achieve liberal utopia. They believe in their hearts they are justified in disregarding or outright violating our laws to reach their goals, if they do have any apart from naked power.
The nut of the problem, eh?
Very good point. Also, the media uproar about that was much more pronounced than what we are seeing now over multiple cover ups and abuses of power. The media is absolutely incapable of being objective and fair anymore. Incapable. When you put a hateful ideologue in power, and take away media oversight, this is what you get.
Didn’t sound like they were bailing out to me.Sounded more like crying,and this part about Victoria Nuland saying her higher ups were not happy with the talking points,that is a watering down of what she actually said,she said my buildings leadership is not happy,now these are so called reporters,you mean to tell me they are not now worried about Hillary? Saying higher ups could be anyone above her,building leadership is Hillary and they know it,these rats are pathetic,especially Donnelly,she has her knee pads on at all times for Obama.
Schieffer is an old pimp.
(I know this didn’t add anything to the discussion, but it made me feel good to say it.)
Such a good point. So many of these tired, old Washington tv personalities just have to appear and remind us that " this isn't Nixon" - 70 % of Americans don't even remember Watergate and Nixon seems as far away as Lincoln to them