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How Obama’s media strategy unraveled with recovered POW
The New York Post ^ | June 7, 2014 | John Podhoretz

Posted on 06/07/2014 10:22:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

What happens when the world’s greatest spin doctor commits malpractice — on himself?

That is the question that now bedevils Barack Obama after what have been, without a doubt, the worst weeks of his presidency.

From the Veterans Administration scandal to the jaw-dropping events surrounding the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the man with the most remarkable intuitive grasp of how to preserve and enhance his own image the world has ever seen has now tarnished it almost beyond recognition.

Who would have expected such a development? From the speech in 2004 that made him a rising star through the campaign in 2008 that made him president, Obama was the most formidable political propagandist of all time.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

An unabashed liberal and among the most nakedly partisan politicians in this country’s history, Obama came to fame in ’04 loudly declaiming that we are not red states or blue states, but the United States. He knocked off Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries by using the mechanisms his party had put in place to empower its left wing — while claiming to be a more unifying figure than she.

In June ’08, he began speaking at a podium with a decal resembling the presidential seal on it, a brilliant way of planting the suggestion that his election was a foregone conclusion....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bergdahl; media; obama; veterans

1 posted on 06/07/2014 10:22:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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The Post should take the NYT to the woodshed.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 10:25:00 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pride comes before the fall.....


3 posted on 06/07/2014 10:25:13 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: spokeshave

Something the ANC cronies should remember as well.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 10:33:12 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz

Great gloat post above!

A bad year for Obama

Obamacare roll out
Russia
VA health care catastrophe and crimes

Now this ‘swap five terrorists for a deserter’ trade,

He just cant get a break@!


5 posted on 06/07/2014 10:34:10 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These schmucks don't even know what hit them. Obama wants attention to be on Bergdahl.

Bergdahl is a distraction to divert attention from Obama's treason.

6 posted on 06/07/2014 10:37:57 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oops.

No Obama spear-catchers on staff at The New York Post?

7 posted on 06/07/2014 10:44:51 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Plenty, just like every other fishwrap in this country, down to the weeklies, the college, high school and middle school newspapers, even the penny pinchers and trade mags.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 10:56:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: sickoflibs

Great gloat post above!

A bad year for Obama

Obamacare roll out
Russia
VA health care catastrophe and crimes

Now this ‘swap five terrorists for a deserter’ trade,

He just cant get a break@!


Obama’s doin’ just fine.

It’ been a bad year for America though, thanks to Obama


9 posted on 06/07/2014 11:08:09 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; Gilbo_3; Perdogg; ...
RE:”Obama’s doin’ just fine.
It’ been a bad year for America though, thanks to Obama”

OK, if you wanna be a technical bummer, yes Obama is doing fine.

He has been reelected and that not changing no matter how many things he gets blamed for.

But the other Dems up for re-election this year, they are not nearly so lucky as he is.

10 posted on 06/07/2014 11:17:14 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is still doing the same dog and pony show as well as he has always done. The only difference is that his lies can no longer cover the mounting and impossible to deny body of evidence of his greed, incompetence, and evil. B


11 posted on 06/07/2014 11:55:53 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bergdahl and V A ping.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 11:57:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: sickoflibs

13 posted on 06/07/2014 11:59:01 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just waiting for the spinning top to fall now.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 12:13:20 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

He resembles an untelligent coo-coo bird attempting to take off.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 1:19:22 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama has been horribly tainted by his and his ilk’s actions his entire time in office. Yet with all this, even some grumbling from Democrats and media outlets still pretending they’re not biased, his popularity among blacks is at, what, 85% now, down from 98%?


16 posted on 06/08/2014 1:56:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gene Eric
Ambassador Chris Stevens was supposed to be the trade, a high ranking US official for high ranking Taliban.

That is why the rats cannot allow Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi committee to get anywhere.

17 posted on 06/08/2014 2:07:24 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: Ray76

Fox was just reporting on the next scandal (to get Bergdahl off the front page???). The 10’s of thousands of illegal immigrant CHILDREN being brought across the border, and he/Holder are ordering lawyers for them to be paid out of tax payer money - totally illegal they say. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/us/us-to-provide-lawyers-for-children-facing-deportation.html?_r=0


18 posted on 06/08/2014 3:58:59 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Gaffer
>"his popularity among blacks is at, what, 85% now, down from 98%?"

Wait till they figure out he's not black!

First and foremost, if he really was a brother, he would have legalized cannabis DAY ONE! Instead he buried his ID under executive orders!

19 posted on 06/08/2014 4:07:08 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author gives Obama way too much credit. I still believe he is nothing more than a puppet and probably has never had an original thought in his life. And I wonder who wrote his convention speech? I doubt he did. What has Obama actually accomplished in his life on his own?

He didn’t build that.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 4:22:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rome2000

Who dresses like that to work out? He is a ****** idiot.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 4:24:04 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

November’s coming and it ain’t gonna be just a haircut.


22 posted on 06/08/2014 4:32:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump


23 posted on 06/08/2014 4:40:59 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is NOT a POW!


24 posted on 06/08/2014 4:47:22 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: sickoflibs
We better contact the men in the white coats.....methinks this Obo sucker's gonna go postal....he exhibits all the signs of someone w/ a severe mental disorder.

He should be forced out of office before those he's left to the mercy of terrorist commandos get hurt.

Dems up for re-election better get with the program....they been lock-stepping w/ der deranged leader for far too long.

Betcha the Dummys have been lacerated by their constituents who aren't too happy about that putrid Obamacare Dummycrats foisted on them.

The Dummys can save their behinds by forcing the doofus out of office.

25 posted on 06/08/2014 4:52:56 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Jacquerie

Is there any status to Grey’s committee? I just hope it is moving behind the scenes.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 5:03:19 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

F”rom the Veterans Administration scandal to the jaw-dropping events surrounding the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the man with the most remarkable intuitive grasp of how to preserve and enhance his own image the world has ever seen has now tarnished it almost beyond recognition.

Is Mr. Podhoretz kidding? “Intuitive grasp”? obozo is beloved by the press and academia so he skates when they assist him. Period. Full stop.


27 posted on 06/08/2014 5:04:11 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Obama saw the Bergdahl swap as an opportunity to divert attention away from the VA scandal, Benghazi, the Obamacare debacle, etc. It did, but not in the way he planned. He was counting on using this as another “I got Osama Bin Laden moment”, with the sheeple seeing him as a Commander in Chief who took bold, decisive action to free an American “hero” from the clutches of the Taliban. Instead, it blew up in his face. He didn’t anticipate many of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers coming forward to describe him, in no uncertain terms, as a deserter who may very well have collaborated with the enemy. He didn’t anticipate the Taliban releasing video of Bergdahl being turned over to American control, clearly showing him to be in good health, and not at “death’s door” as described by the Obama administration. He didn’t anticipate criticism from members of his own party, including Diane Feinstein, who called his actions illegal. This is a story that the American people understand. They know that once again, Obama has lied to them big time.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 5:06:02 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who would have expected such a development?
Anybody with half a brain. Everybody knows...

HE LIES!

About Fast and Furious..HE LIES!
About his Birth Cert….HE LIES!
About Solindra...HE LIES!
About the IRS... HE LIES!
About Bengazi...HE LIES!
About the VA... HE LIES!
About domestic spying...HE LIES!
About “Global Warming”…HE LIES!
About Healthcare…HE LIES!
About Illegal Immigration…HE LIES!
About gun control…HE LIES!
About the EPA…HE LIES!
About Bowe Bergadahl…HE LIES!
About anything…About everything...HE LIES!


29 posted on 06/08/2014 5:19:23 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still use AOL(silly me) and since they married The Huffington Post I see ads for Obama every time I connect with them.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 5:56:44 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Jacquerie

That is an interesting thought, but not a very good one. How in the world could Ambassador Stevens have been traded in his condition?


31 posted on 06/08/2014 5:59:38 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I so hope you're right! But as P.T.Barnum once said, nobody every went broke on underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

Nobody deserves to reap a whirlwind more than BO:
More important for the president’s future fortunes is this lesson: You can only spin for so long before you start spinning yourself. Spin and spin and spin and soon you have a whirlwind to reap.

32 posted on 06/08/2014 6:03:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am more than a little surprised to see John Podhoretz displaying such naiveté. He lists all of Obamugabe’s PR accomplishments as if the Kenyan had come up with all of these ideas and strategies on his own. Follow the puppet strings to their control source, Johnny.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 6:45:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Ray76

Bergdahl is a distraction to divert attention from Obama’s treason.

***
Bingo!

People need to call their congressmen and demand impeachment.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 6:47:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Humal

Well, that story is yet another example of the treason of the Soros Administration. They are bringing these illegals in to overwhelm our native population. This is, indeed, a big story.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 6:50:01 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: TalBlack

+1


36 posted on 06/08/2014 6:51:57 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: GreenHornet

I fear it goes way beyond what you describe. The following is the way I see it and explains my tagline. (Please forgive me for C&P’ing what I have posted on other threads.)

Obamugabe used the Rose Garden presser, on May 31, as a ceremony of surrender to the mohammedans. Following all of the work that the Soros Administration has done to destroy our Republic, Obama was instructed to officially hand us over to the Global Caliphate.

Bergdahl, the cracker mock-up of Osama bin Ladin, played back-up singer, with his bismallah. As he praised his satanic deity in front of what once was our White House, he dedicated the site for islam in perpetuity.

And, of course, the loyal toadies in the media broadcast the ceremony all over the world, so that the islamonazis would get the word. I am sure that there was much ululation and the passing out of sweets in the ME on that night.


37 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:31 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Welcome to the New Socialist Caliphate of the Western Hemisphere.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 7:06:37 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the man with the most remarkable intuitive grasp of how to preserve and enhance his own image the world has ever seen has now tarnished it almost beyond recognition.

What???

39 posted on 06/08/2014 7:10:01 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left views his failures as successes. Go figure. This is not your parents America this is the new Socialist aMeriKa.

Who killed Michael Hastings

watch this Lou Dobbs report regarding reporter Michael Hastings who did a story in 2012. What happened to Hastings in 2013. Watch this report
http://youtu.be/uRetpla_hIc


40 posted on 06/08/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: Liz
The goal now should be for the country to try to make it through the mid terms. Obama seems hell bent to cause maximum chaos before then however. Once Republicans have the Senate, they will have no excuse not to impeach in the house. Sure he may not actually get removed from office, but we can at least keep him busy for his remaining two years. And who knows, the Dems might get to the point where they see him as an albatross around their necks after he loses control of the senate.

The only thing that saved Clinton after the mid-terms was OKC.

41 posted on 06/08/2014 9:32:45 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

...tarnished it almost beyond recognition.

ALMOST? Really...just almost?

What would it take to really finish it off pray tell?


42 posted on 06/08/2014 10:24:57 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" bearing gifts)
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