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Ari Fleischer: Bob Gates' Book A "Betrayal" For Obama, Hillary [Video]
RCP ^ | January 9th, 2014 | Steve Malzberg/ Newsmax TV

Posted on 01/10/2014 2:54:44 PM PST by Third Person

"There's a sense of betrayal. I just don't like the fact that anybody who is privy to a private conversation in the Oval Office … goes and repeats in public a private conversation that he heard," Ari Fleischer, former White House spokesman for George W. Bush, told Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV.

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1 posted on 01/10/2014 2:54:44 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Third Person

So, according to Ari, no matter how disingenuous, corrupt or dishonest an administration is, members of the admin should never tell the American people the truth? That is why I have no respect for this Administration or government in general, including Republicans.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 3:01:57 PM PST by falcon99
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To: Third Person

Betraying the traitors. This sh*t is getting really weird. Marxist police states really suck.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 3:06:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: Third Person
Hey Ari ...

Haven't you figured out that Washington D.C. is filled with @ssholes who have no sense of propriety, honesty, loyalty, etc. in their lives?

I read somewhere that Robert Gates paid a team of lawyers around $60,000 to go through all of the legal requirements of getting vetted for the Defense Secretary post. Anyone who thinks he spent $60,000 of his own money to qualify (without any certainty of success) for a cabinet position that pays a salary of about $190,000/year is delusional. He invested $60,000 of his own money in that effort because he went into that job for the purpose of signing a major book deal after he left.

4 posted on 01/10/2014 3:08:33 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Third Person

So just who is supposed to spill the beans on a President who has betrayed his country???

Seems to me that whistle-blowers are a deterrent to corrupt, deceitful politicians who betray their own. Personally, I want every low-life, scheming politician walking around in Washington mortified that someone just might tell the whole truth about them. Shining a light of full disclosure is a very, very good thing.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 3:14:12 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Third Person

Republicans still fail to realize that we are facing evil, and Republicans still desperately want to believe that Obama/Democrats are good.

The Stupid party continues to play checkers while Democrats steal our lunch money, our rights, and our heritage, and play chess.

Ari Fleisher needs to wake the heck up.

Is there be ANY Democrat who would EVER express any similar concern if this occurred with George Bush?


6 posted on 01/10/2014 3:15:46 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Third Person

GOPe = Democrat


7 posted on 01/10/2014 3:18:06 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Thanks, Ari.

Personal loyalty to Marxists should always trump informing the public that we are in grave trouble in our foreign policy, and with our allies and enemies alike. We should deny our decline, ignore our peril, and never expose treachery and incompetence in the Oval Office. Especially against our beleaguered, betrayed military.

Just, thanks, Ari, old boy. /snark


8 posted on 01/10/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RatRipper
Good point, but someone who spills the beans in a tell-all book long after he's left office is not a "whistle-blower" in any sense of the term.
9 posted on 01/10/2014 3:21:57 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Third Person
"There's a sense of betrayal. I just don't like the fact that anybody who is privy to a private conversation in the Oval Office … goes and repeats in public a private conversation that he heard," Ari Fleischer

The people who should feel betrayed are those sent into harm's way on a mission not supported by the CIC. If Gates had any integrity, he would have divulged this much sooner--especially prior to the 2012 elections.

Fleischer and the rest of the political class are despicable and deserve our scorn. It is always about them.

10 posted on 01/10/2014 3:23:15 PM PST by kabar
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To: Third Person

Makes you wonder how many Million Ari made on insider trading on info. He saw while in the back rooms of Foggy Bottom or traded out his access for a plush patronage job when he left.

Go away Ari, you’re so Clinton/Obama like


11 posted on 01/10/2014 3:26:26 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Obadiah

Obadiah gets it, Too bad the well educated fools still DO NOT OR WILL NOT get the danger, both imminent and ongoing of this administration, which I consider the REAL Insane Clowne Posse. I used a new spelling of clown, so not to rip off that other group. Tom Clancy meets Felinni meets John Waters, is what we have right now.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 3:27:30 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Third Person

Krap on this “... private conversation in the Oval Office.” This is a bogus claim! It is only private if that person ever expects to have a conversation with the Won again. IF the Won, or whomever, writes a memoirs/book in the future that includes his conversations with aides, Cabinet members or normal people he will do it!


13 posted on 01/10/2014 3:29:19 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Third Person

I was always taught that our allegience was to the Constitution, not to the person holding any particular office.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 3:29:26 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Alberta's Child

I don’t care if Gates BOUGHT his position in person and directly from Mooshill, I am grateful for what and whom he has exposed. He has the cred, by virtue of his experience under two presidents from two different parties, and can not be blown off on the merits.

Small potato charges, gossip and innuendo will never cut it.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 3:30:42 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Alberta's Child

That is true. Same principle applies: I want them to fear and actually expect exposure. Better sooner than later, but better late than never.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 3:32:26 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Third Person

Well, Ari has a point, if Gates were just chatting about what Obama or Hillary said about inanities. But from what I understand, Gates was talking about how Obama and Hillary LIED to the American people about important issues and situations. THAT is the betrayal, not Gates letting US know about it.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 3:33:16 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Third Person

Ari seems to possess something that GWBush had/has - an EXCESSIVE sense of the importance of loyalty, above other considerations, to their mutal detriment.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 3:44:06 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Alberta's Child

I don’t think you have any concept of Gates’ earning power, even if he had just stayed at A&M. As for the book deal, it is nothing like what Ike got for writing his memoirs.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 3:51:40 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Obadiah

They know they’re facing evil, they just embrace it as much as Democrats do. Inside-the-beltway Republicans love and admire Obama, and count HIllary, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid as their heroes. They only pretend to be “conservative” to “fool the rubes” at home.


20 posted on 01/10/2014 4:14:45 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Third Person

Yeah, I remember those Little Lord Fauntleroy types from back in grade school - always so clean, so polite, so righteous - made me want to push’em into a mud puddle somewhere.....


21 posted on 01/10/2014 4:46:30 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Third Person

Loyalty to the president over loyalty to us? F U Ari. Maybe presidents need to act like the nation might actually find out what they are doing and saying?

What the hell is wrong with that screwball?


22 posted on 01/10/2014 5:02:57 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Alberta's Child

And don’t forget, soon he’ll be a consultant and also sit on the boards of a dozen corporations. Pure corruption. And Gates is a lowlife too.
If he had stepped out of a meeting at the White House, called a press conference and made the same accusations, maybe he could have saved some Marines and Soldiers lives.
But he sits on it to publish in a book,, years later.

They risk their life,, he won’t risk his paycheck. Turd.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 5:07:31 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Alberta's Child

“someone who spills the beans in a tell-all book long after he’s left office is not a “whistle-blower” in any sense of the term.”

Exactly. That’s a coward and a cynical profiteer. A patriot, a man of character with balls, would resign RIGHT THEN, and publically explain why.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 5:11:14 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RatRipper

The DC madam had the goods on a bunch of them and wound up hanging by the neck in her moms garage just after signing a tell all book deal.


25 posted on 01/10/2014 5:14:01 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SuziQ

Gates didn’t let us know in a timely manner, and didn’t do so until he could turn a buck from the info. If he would have been honest about what he saw before the election, he could have done a service to the nation.

He gets no credit here.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 5:16:07 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino
^5
27 posted on 01/10/2014 5:26:49 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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Does one really betray a betrayer?


28 posted on 01/10/2014 5:28:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Third Person

Every conversation by a public official in a public office on public time is public information.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 5:35:28 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: Obadiah
Ari Fleisher needs to wake the heck up. Is there be ANY Democrat who would EVER express any similar concern if this occurred with George Bush? pre·scient ˈpreSH(ē)ənt,ˈprē-/Submit adjective 1. having or showing knowledge of events before they take place. "a prescient warning"
30 posted on 01/10/2014 5:45:00 PM PST by jimsin
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To: kabar

The people who should feel betrayed are those sent into harm’s way on a mission not supported by the CIC. If Gates had any integrity, he would have divulged this much sooner—especially prior to the 2012 elections.

Fleischer and the rest of the political class are despicable and deserve our scorn. It is always about them.

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All excellent points. Well said.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 6:12:25 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: RobbyS
I don’t think you have any concept of Gates’ earning power ...

I guess not. My own personal estimate is that his earning power is $0. I wouldn't hire the guy to clean my bathrooms.

32 posted on 01/10/2014 6:45:22 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: DesertRhino
A patriot, a man of character with balls, would resign RIGHT THEN, and publicly explain why. <<

But unfortunately...U never see them in the history books!.....old age and conscience is the best cleanser of the soul...

33 posted on 01/10/2014 10:28:59 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Third Person

Say what you will about Gates,
He isn’t the jive ass marxist unamerican punk. Fag running the show to take down America.
This “magic negro” is.


34 posted on 01/11/2014 2:36:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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