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Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing
Weekly Standard ^ | 5/21/13 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT by Perdogg

Edited on 05/21/2013 2:10:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

National Public Radio reporter Ari Shapiro reports that liberal pundits were seen entering the West Wing:

Spotted: @joshtpm @capehartj @ezraklein & other lefty columnists headed into the West Wing as a group. POTUS coffee? Carney meeting? Anyone?

— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) May 21, 2013

The pundits include Jonathan Capehart, Josh Marshall, and Ezra Klein.


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1 posted on 05/21/2013 1:51:57 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Dire straits talking points meeting.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 1:53:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Perdogg

The apparatchiks are gathering.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 1:53:47 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Perdogg

Can someone whip up one of those “Hitler in the bunker” parodies really fast?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Perdogg

Damage control!

... I don’t think it’s going to work after the IRS chief says she’ll take the Fifth.

As Hunter Thompson used to write, I think Mr. Obama has cashed his check.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Perdogg

They are there to take their talking pouints from the horse Carney’s mouth....

They have discovered sendingt them by E-mail ain’t gonna work as well as E-mails can be released...


6 posted on 05/21/2013 1:54:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

Co-ordinating the lies.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:29 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: freedumb2003

“Can someone whip up one of those “Hitler in the bunker” parodies really fast?”

I was thinking along the lines of some kind of Soviet Pinko Orgy, but your’s is better :-).


8 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:31 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Perdogg

I smell sulphur.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 1:55:47 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Perdogg

The pundits include Jonathan Capehart, Josh Marshall, and Ezra Klein.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/liberal-pundits-gather-west-wing_728706.html


10 posted on 05/21/2013 1:56:28 PM PDT by abb
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To: Perdogg

The state media gather to receive the party line. Somewhere Stalin is laughing.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 1:56:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Perdogg

War meeting. Obama is pulling out all the stops...

A sign was when his own “Baghdad Bob” pulled out the “birther” card today...


12 posted on 05/21/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Perdogg

I know Bush did the same thing with some conservative writers, too. The timing is a little mysterious, though.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 1:57:13 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Perdogg

Obama holding the last supper for his disciples?


14 posted on 05/21/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Perdogg

Emergency meeting of the shadow government ?


15 posted on 05/21/2013 1:57:27 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Arm_Bears; JennysCool; GraceG

Journ-o-list without the computers?


16 posted on 05/21/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: TheBattman

Obama needs another crisis to take the limelight off his activities.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 1:58:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Perdogg

WHY?

Because Obama and WH don’t want to leave a trail ????

Bwahahahaaaahaaaa......


18 posted on 05/21/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Perdogg

I think it is about the tornado....

Obama is looking for some other bones to throw the press that so badly want to cover for him...


19 posted on 05/21/2013 1:58:45 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

DRUDGE

Commissioner knew more than year ago about IRS targeting conservatives...
Ex-chief: Can’t say how it happened...
Conservative Group Waiting 3 Years For Approval Files Suit...
IRS worker used government credit card for years-long AMAZON shopping spree...
Top Dems blame scandal on tax code...
MARCHING ORDERS: Liberal Pundits Gather in West Wing...

TOP IRS OFFICIAL TO TAKE THE FIFTH


20 posted on 05/21/2013 1:59:06 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Perdogg

Reggie Love is in Pennsylvania, Rahm Emanuel is in Chicago, Michelle is still on the phone with Travelocity and Obama needs a massage - one like Bill Clinton used to get.

So, who ya’ gonna’ call?


21 posted on 05/21/2013 1:59:49 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: onyx; maggief; penelopesire

Marching order?


22 posted on 05/21/2013 2:00:48 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Ben Mugged

Obama holding the last supper for his disciples?

All twelve of his disciples are named Judas....

And they will all sell america out for their 30 briefcases full of fiat currency....


23 posted on 05/21/2013 2:00:49 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg
Betcha that the latest Eugene Robinson column in the WP has the WH spooked. He's never before raised even an eyebrow over Obama much less unload with some harsh language about Barry and his Chicago thugs.
24 posted on 05/21/2013 2:01:46 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Perdogg

Getting their marching orders for the Obama Regime’s forthcoming counterattack.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 2:02:47 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Ben Mugged
Unfortunately, there isn't a Judas among them.
26 posted on 05/21/2013 2:02:48 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: woweeitsme
>> I know Bush did the same thing with some conservative writers, too.

I was skeptical; I looked it up, and it appears you are right! At least once.

In Bush's case, it was not crisis-driven but (according to what I read) an attempt to explain his policy decisions in general to a punditry that had gotten somewhat hostile to his administration.

So you're right again... the timing is suspect! This looks a more like desperate damage control on Obamao’s part.

27 posted on 05/21/2013 2:04:56 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Iron Munro

“So, who ya’ gonna’ call?”

I have a dollar on Beyonce.


28 posted on 05/21/2013 2:07:11 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: hoosiermama; onyx; penelopesire

“Marching order?”

From VJ??


29 posted on 05/21/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by maggief
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To: abb

I guess Ezra Klein’s Plan A “IRS is a nothing burger” didn’t pass muster. On to Plan B, “George Bush made us do it” or Plan C, “SCOTUS made us do it with their Citizen’s United decision”, or Plan D, “it happened because the GOP didn’t give the IRS enough funding”, or if all else fails, “war on women, racism or globull warming”.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 2:10:20 PM PDT by randita
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To: Perdogg

This is the second “Get our Talking Points Straight” meeting the White Hut has had with its captive mouthpieces.

I’d think they’d be embarrassed, but I have to recall they have no conscience or professionalism. But they do like it up their bung-hole, so BOHICA, it’s 0bama!


31 posted on 05/21/2013 2:10:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (WHO IS ON THE ENEMIES LIST?)
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To: Perdogg

We are officially a banana republic, Obama will bless them with an unrecorded “walk by” meeting on his way to get another fish taco.

Who will be the first to stop clapping and risk becoming compost in Michele’s garden...?


32 posted on 05/21/2013 2:18:09 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: hoosiermama; maggief; penelopesire

The loyal Germans.....


33 posted on 05/21/2013 2:19:52 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

They’d be well-advised to review some stock footage of what happened to collaborators in Paris after the Allied liberators rolled into town.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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35 posted on 05/21/2013 2:23:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: edh

Someone already got there... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2f77Kh1Bko

:)


36 posted on 05/21/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Perdogg

Just taking their positions at the glory holes.


37 posted on 05/21/2013 2:25:00 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Perdogg

Must be discussing which train to hell they want to be on.


38 posted on 05/21/2013 2:27:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Stentor

or passing out cups of purple kook-aid


39 posted on 05/21/2013 2:28:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

Geobbels is going to personally deliver the message and threats.

The attendees have put themselves on the list of those to be executed come the Revolution.


40 posted on 05/21/2013 2:28:26 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Perdogg

The mainstream media is getting its line of march orders, first hand, second hand and third hand, depending on how much plausible deniability they want for themselves that what they are about to do for Obama they will do strictly on their own and not as the defacto virtual media arm of the Obama administration that they actually are.


41 posted on 05/21/2013 2:36:11 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: onyx; maggief; hoosiermama

No doubt about it..they are fixing to put out the commie party line in a coordinated effort to shield Obama and attack republicans in the hopes that the republican leaders back down from investigations. I would not be surprised if they drop some trumped up ‘bombshell’ on a GOP entity or media person that has been being blackmailed and intimidated to keep their mouths shut.

Only makes them look even more guilty though to the common folk.


42 posted on 05/21/2013 2:37:59 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

43 posted on 05/21/2013 2:40:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama

You’re likely right.
They’re cooking up something, and it’s not Moochelle’s vegetables.


44 posted on 05/21/2013 2:41:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent!!


45 posted on 05/21/2013 2:41:44 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: penelopesire; onyx; maggief

DHS armed troops show up at rally in st Louis
Tyrant. Probably local LEO wouldn’t go


46 posted on 05/21/2013 2:42:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: penelopesire

The upcoming WH soiree may turn out to be a wake..


47 posted on 05/21/2013 2:46:56 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: hoosiermama

Whoa!


48 posted on 05/21/2013 2:51:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: freedumb2003

I can never get sick of the Hitler rants :-).


49 posted on 05/21/2013 2:51:53 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: hoosiermama

This is going to get real ugly.


50 posted on 05/21/2013 2:55:17 PM PDT by maggief
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