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The Bergdahl swap: a full-blown Obama scandal in less than 48 hours
Human Events ^ | June 3, 2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 06/03/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by don-o

As one of the characters in “Anchorman” observed of its bloody brawl between news teams: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.

Two days after President Obama broke the law to arrange an insanely reckless swap of five incredibly dangerous Taliban terrorists for captive American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, virtually every aspect of the deal has blown up in Obama’s face, and the whole thing has soured into another five-star scandal for an Administration riddled with them. Maybe it’s the accumulated weight of Obama fatigue, or the sheer stupidity and arrogance the President displayed in this particular abuse of power, but even people who stood by him through Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and the IRS scandal are asking: What the hell was he thinking? What did the White House think was going to happen here?

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very good summation on where this thing is.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 7:45:04 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
Wayne Allyn Root ‏@WayneRoot 37m

Fox News reports this morning U.S. POW refuses to speak English. Only Arabic. OMG. 6 hero American soldiers died searching for this deserter

2 posted on 06/03/2014 7:46:34 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Should have rescued him with a cruise missile.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 7:46:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o; All

Obama wants to end all Wars, remove all US Military from foreign soil, free all prisoners, and capitulate to all Muslim Terrorist Organizations.

Appeasement was poorly handled by Chamberlain’s total capitulation to Hitler, but Obama knows that he can do better.

Obama’s Staff has correctly concluded that Boehner will NEVER bring Articles of Impeachment against Obama, for reasons known only to the weak, sobbing-coward Boehner.

Hence, Obama is free to do anything that he wants to do to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America” into the most powerful Fascist Nation that the World has ever known.

With the future joining of the Muslim Terrorists Organizations and Obama’s future Fascist America, there will at last be no more Wars, only sporadic episodes of Workplace Violence, for the next 1,000 years.

Obama and his Muslims owe Boehner a great debt of gratitude, as no other Speaker of the US House of Representatives has ever demonstrated a stronger refusal to Impeaching a US President.

In all fairness, Obama and his Muslims should be even more grateful to the TEA Party Republicans who have steadfastly supported Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, Issa, Mike Rogers and Peter King of New York for the Republic strategy of “Talking Loudly, but never using the Big Punishment Stick of Impeachment.”

Each day that the current GOP-E Congressional Leadership is allowed to stay in power, is another day that documents that there is no effective difference between the Democrats and the GOP-E Republicans.

Prove to We, the People that there is an effective difference by replacing Boehner with a fire-in-the-belly Speaker such as Trey Gowdy!

Early voting starts in 90 days, TEA Party House Members. Tick-Tock - - - .


4 posted on 06/03/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: don-o

Anticipate an escalation of news events that will make this matter seem not as important?


5 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:08 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: don-o

It’s just gotta be on purpose...

as another FR said earlier: Ø’s response to shooting himself in the foot is... shooting himself in the hand.

I guess a shot in the hand (Bergdahl) is worth two shots in the foot (VA/BenGhazi/etc).


6 posted on 06/03/2014 7:48:52 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: don-o
I knew he was going to pull that cr** when they said he was having trouble conversing in English.

I'd start checking daddy and mommy out, too. He learned Pashto, too and praised allah while at the Whitehouse.

I loathe Obama.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Graewoulf
Prove to We, the People that there is an effective difference by replacing Boehner with a fire-in-the-belly Speaker such as Trey Gowdy!

Allen West for Speaker of the House.

8 posted on 06/03/2014 7:49:58 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Give the pressholes some time to make him into a victim suffering psychological problems. It’s the only chance he has.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 7:50:06 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: don-o

Don’t know who John Hayward is, but he echo’s my thoughts perfectly. Obama wanted to knock his VA disaster off the front page and it worked. Dumbass didn’t understand he was accomplishing the feat by creating yet another scandal.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 7:50:38 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: headstamp 2

Even if they can pull that off, there is still the matter of the terrorists they released.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: don-o

Maybe the 5 released from gitmo have been recruited as double agents. Or maybe they will be watched and fall prey to Obama’s drone strikes: “Turns out I’m really good at killing people,” Obama said quietly, “Didn’t know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine.”


12 posted on 06/03/2014 7:51:18 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: dfwgator

Yes. The “Clown” owns that one.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 7:51:38 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Graewoulf
TEA Party Republicans who have steadfastly supported Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, Issa, Mike Rogers and Peter King of New York for the Republic strategy of “Talking Loudly, but never using the Big Punishment Stick of Impeachment.”

By and large, if not entirely, that list is not comprised of anyone remotely associated with the TEA movement. Where did you come up with this phrase...TEA Party Republicans?
14 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:11 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
Right now he's in Poland promising One billion dollars for the EU countries in Military aid.

Just keep poking at Russia dude.

15 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lee'sGhost
John Hayward ‏@Doc_0 24s

Obama's big miscalculation was assuming the military community would shut up and let him write the Bergdahl story: http://www.humanevents.com/2014/06/03/the-bergdahl-swap-a-full-blown-obama-scandal-in-less-than-48-hours/ …

16 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:45 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: headstamp 2

Ok NOW you’ve done it
given them an idea

I bet before the day is over someone, either that POS 0dumbo/ staff or some liberal media idiot will say that exact thing

and we will blame YOU :)


17 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: don-o

He spoke English in the captivity videos.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: don-o

if Obama was going to Europe 3 weeks from today , the exchange would be 3 weeks from today .It happened now because Obama could run off to Europe to avoid his NEW SCANDAL


19 posted on 06/03/2014 7:52:59 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: don-o

This “exchange” was meant to turn our attention away from the VA problem and all the other scandals. But it looks like this distraction has blown up in his face. Even the lapdog media can’t ignore what a disaster this is, and will be once the 5 terrorists are back in action.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: cripplecreek

Jack Bauer should have been sent to ‘rescue’ him. He’d be talking (or squealing like a pig).


21 posted on 06/03/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by McGruff (What if I told you your leaders were lying to you?)
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To: headstamp 2
Read wiki.

It says he went from fencing and martial arts to ballet.

Homeschooled by his mother. Got his GED in his 20's.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o
very good summation on where this thing is.

Agreed.

I'd send this to a couple of lib relatives, but why bother?

For those of you who, as I have, tried to reason with a bi-polar person, have you noticed the similarity in presenting FACTS such as these to a liberal? It's like you have stepped through the mirror into Looking Glass Land.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:21 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Graewoulf

Nevermind. I misread the post. I see your point now.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:30 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: don-o

And it sure took Benghazi and VA off the front pages


25 posted on 06/03/2014 7:54:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Graewoulf

“Obama’s Staff has correctly concluded that Boehner will NEVER bring Articles of Impeachment against Obama, for reasons known only to the weak, sobbing-coward Boehner.”

Boehner bring Articles of Impeachment would be the most foolish thing he could do. If you disagree with that, then name the 66 Senators who would vote to convict the first black president. (I’ll make it easy, just name 21 Democrat Senators who would vote to convict.)


26 posted on 06/03/2014 7:55:47 AM PDT by DugwayDuke
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To: don-o
The aide said military officials in Afghanistan spent recent months pushing for a stronger deal than was ultimately struck, but were “superseded” by the White House and State Department. The aide would not comment on what the parameters of a “stronger” deal may have looked like, beyond saying they would have involved the Pakistani government.

I wonder if the stronger deal included the release of the doctor who helped take down Bin Laden?

27 posted on 06/03/2014 7:55:55 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: don-o

How’d you like to be the guy who told Obama about a great idea for getting the VA scandal and Shinseki’s resignation off the front pages.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: don-o

Obama apparently needed another scandal, quick, in order to distract from the VA scandal.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 7:56:06 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: don-o
What did the White House think was going to happen here?

Bergdahl would be welcomed home as a war hero, Obama could take all the credit. Now Bergdahl is seen as a traitorous deserter and Obozo can't dissociate himself from him.............

30 posted on 06/03/2014 7:56:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jiggyboy

doh, beat by at least four other posts along that line of thought.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 7:58:01 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: DugwayDuke
Boehner bring Articles of Impeachment would be the most foolish thing he could do. If you disagree with that, then name the 66 Senators who would vote to convict the first black president. (I’ll make it easy, just name 21 Democrat Senators who would vote to convict.)

Indeed that's true. But the House of Representatives for us, the citizenry, would have properly done its job. Even if it fails, it's worth it.
32 posted on 06/03/2014 7:58:39 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: don-o

It’s all part of our national intent of committing suicide — electing Bambi, inviting our enemy, Islam, to live among us, open borders, outsourcing jobs, shedding our Christian heritage and allowing our national debt to rise, unchecked.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: DugwayDuke

Indeed. The inevitable failed Senate vote would “prove” that all his actions were legal and supported by the people and their representatives.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 7:59:30 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: don-o
I will admit I had Liberal leanings in college. They were more Libertarian, but liberal and anti-government. I didn't like the fact that Nixon covered up Watergate, and I was angry over the 18 minute gap.

I don't understand why liberals today - particularily the youth - are so supportive of Government.

35 posted on 06/03/2014 8:01:29 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: don-o

Obama can never think two moves ahead on any action he takes. He’s such an idiot.


36 posted on 06/03/2014 8:02:42 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: don-o

OOPS!

“Did I do that?”


37 posted on 06/03/2014 8:02:45 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: don-o

38 posted on 06/03/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: The_Media_never_lie

What will be the next scandal to distract from releasing terrorist monsters?


39 posted on 06/03/2014 8:03:12 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: don-o

I think this actually feeds into the VA scandle and even Bengazi.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 8:03:18 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: don-o

Now we’ll waste several more million on this scum, when one drone could have taken him and his Taliban buddies out. A shame.


41 posted on 06/03/2014 8:03:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 353FMG
It’s all part of our national intent of committing suicide ...

Not true. What has happened to us is a deliberate attack on the United States of American by enemies within -- wickedness in high places.
42 posted on 06/03/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: don-o

My guess that the Regime did it on the weekend; did not give a heads up and prep Obama’s ABCBSNBCNN/ print press..... and so the alternate had a field day. The Professional & Dedicated repeaters performing Obama Orifice and Outlet functions were away for the weekend and the Internet exploded with the history of the Bergdahl disaster and of Obama’s miscalculation and arrogance.
Obama’s ABCBSNBCNN&print press really working today to staunch the flow to a trickle.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 8:05:22 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: Excellence
I think this actually feeds into the VA scandle and even Bengazi.

Consider this a formal invitation to elaborate on FR.
44 posted on 06/03/2014 8:06:02 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Lee'sGhost

‘Obama wanted to knock his VA disaster off the front page and it worked. Dumbass didn’t understand he was accomplishing the feat by creating yet another scandal.’

You said that so well. Thank you for summing it up so succinctly. Obama certainly wanted to change the subject from his disastrous VA scandal. He’s just not bright enough to realize he was swapping the wind for a whirlwind.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 8:08:39 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: BilLies
Obama’s ABCBSNBCNN & print press really working today to staunch the flow to a trickle.

Actually, it isn't his. It's on loan to O from the Clintons.
46 posted on 06/03/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Graewoulf

With all due respect, we the people have over 300,000,000 firearms. 0bama’s malfeasance will be mitigated soon enough politically. He cannot become a dictator past 2016.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 8:09:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: don-o
very good summation on where this thing is.

"But what difference could it possibly make?" We have an American hating Muslim obsessed pResident surrounded by liberal faculty members and outright Marxist/Socialist/Muslim sympathizers. He has brought the weak spine congress to its knees and corralled the press into defending his every act, no matter how outrageous. Don't kid yourself, the attempt to succeed himself is being fully considered . All that is needed is an excuse for a "Reichstag" fire of some sort. Sieg Heil!!!

48 posted on 06/03/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cripplecreek

You got that right. This kid is another Jihad Johnny. Him and his father are like Deja Vu all over again.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: don-o
Arrest.

Charge.

Try.

Convict.

Sentence.

Imprison or Execute.

50 posted on 06/03/2014 8:12:51 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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