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Juan Williams Predicts Obama Landslide, Calls GOP Presidential Field A “Wasteland”
mediaite.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/22/2010 2:53:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Juan Williams has absolutely no faith in the 2012 Republican presidential field. He brought a healthy dose of “fair and balanced” to the FOX News Sunday Panel Plus online-exclusive segment yesterday, where he predicted to his bemused colleagues that, despite their high hopes, if they didn’t find a respectable candidate soon, Barack Obama would win reelection in a landslide.

While the rest of the panel – Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, NPR’s Mara Liasson, and host Chris Wallace – shrugged it off with laughter, it was a pretty fearless point to make riding on the heels of one of the most successful CPACs in recent memory and in a year where dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party has fed a massive Tea Party resistance movement and launched Republican Scott Brown from Massachusetts into the Senate.

Williams seemed to have been pushed into making this argument not by the successes of Sarah Palin or propositions that Mitt Romney still has a viable shot at the presidency, but at Kristol’s suggestion that Texas governor Rick Perry, who has advocated for Texas secession in the not-so-distant past, could make a splash in the presidential pool. While Romney and Mike Huckabee have the traditional advantage of being runners-up from 2008, Kristol argued, Perry’s decade in the governor’s seat would put him in a “pretty strong position to run for President.”

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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan is so far off base it’s not funny.


51 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:08 PM PST by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No big deal. He’s a Dem, but he WILL admit later that he was WRONG.


52 posted on 02/22/2010 3:13:42 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan is predicting that we will inherit the same election model as in Iran, Cuba and Venezuela.

He predicts we will become a tyranny by the 2012 election cycle not only that he hopes for that day.

The guy is a leftist radical that plays games on FOX.

He throws our side a bone once in a while then when it counts he spews his radical views as the good leftist he is.


53 posted on 02/22/2010 3:16:43 PM PST by Three if by government
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan used to show some flashes of objectivity in the past, but more and more seems to have become an Obama cheerleader, about as objective as Colin Powell in recent months.


54 posted on 02/22/2010 3:16:44 PM PST by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fortunately, Juan’s never been right about anything.


55 posted on 02/22/2010 3:17:49 PM PST by Argus (Goodbye Clowntown, Hello United States of America.)
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To: All

He’s right about one thing; conservative candidates are a vast wasteland


56 posted on 02/22/2010 3:19:03 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: bmwcyle
Fox needs to fire that idiot.

Nah keep him around. Bill Kristol needs a punchimg bag to work out on. Sometimes I feel sorry for Juan. He looks like he needs a keeper.

57 posted on 02/22/2010 3:19:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: bgill
Juan is why I don’t watch FOX as much as in days past.

Agree. I will not waist that hr listening to the crap on Sunday's show.

58 posted on 02/22/2010 3:20:04 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: DTogo
Juan Williams also referred to Sarah Palin as “catnip for white, male Republicans.”

Hey, that's a pretty good line. Guilty, btw.

59 posted on 02/22/2010 3:21:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Now if he would only punch him.


60 posted on 02/22/2010 3:21:50 PM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a maroon!


61 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:16 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: patriot08

I have worrid the pubs won’t unite with a candidate and being around here increases that worry. Many trash anyone but their candidate. They don’t seem to see how high the stakes are in the next election. Thus you see people saying unless the candidate is theirs, they will stay home.

I have yet to see an exciting candidate but I will vote republican even if it is a warmed over stroked out John McCain. Anybody but Barry.


62 posted on 02/22/2010 3:23:19 PM PST by cajungirl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.


63 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:11 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, now that both Dodd and Williams agree that Obama will win in 2021, I’ll just stay home on election day, no sense voting if my vote will be overwhelmed by the Obama camp. (yeah, riiight.)


64 posted on 02/22/2010 3:26:40 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Desperation, Poor Juan.


65 posted on 02/22/2010 3:27:38 PM PST by dforest
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Oooops, that was 2012!


66 posted on 02/22/2010 3:28:27 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
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To: bmwcyle

While Juan’s views are faith based and not logical, who on the Republican’s side is a solid candidate?

Ron Paul who ran distant to John McCain?

Saral Palin? Not a chance.


67 posted on 02/22/2010 3:28:27 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Most interesting man in the world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think Fox keeps Williams around for comedy relief.


68 posted on 02/22/2010 3:29:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s known as Wong Wei Juan in China. Loosely translated: Man who’s missing the chop in his suey.


69 posted on 02/22/2010 3:30:54 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Think back to 1992 before the democrat primaries even started. They were jokingly being refered to as "The race to be the person to lose to Pres. Bush".

Anyone claiming a Presidential re-election in 3 years time is talking out their ass. As Juan regularly does.

70 posted on 02/22/2010 3:31:25 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Post 69.

Maybe I missed it, but which of 68 posts provided any evidence to the contrary.

The post merely make personal attackes against Juan Moron.

Who is the Republican candidate? Forget who said it.


71 posted on 02/22/2010 3:31:30 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Most interesting man in the world.)
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To: bmwcyle

Juan Williams - Chris Matthews?


72 posted on 02/22/2010 3:31:44 PM PST by Mr. Wright ( in)
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To: bmwcyle
Fox needs to fire that idiot.

I disagree. Juan exposes himself well as a classic liberal. He's a good reminder of why conservatives have to remain vigilant and not be complacent. Besides, I love to watch old Juan come unhinged whenever Brent bitch slaps him with a cold dose of conservative logic.

73 posted on 02/22/2010 3:34:57 PM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: DrC

I don’t know about the first, but the second seems a distinct possibility. He’d better not benefit from it. Plus, with an energized Republican Congress coming in in Nov., he might endear himself to the voting public by proxy. I hope it doesn’t happen.

Did Carter get a Rep. congress in ‘78?


74 posted on 02/22/2010 3:35:03 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, poor Juan. It would be easier for him if he actually recognized reality. Who was the dems’ great presidential hope in 2002? No one. In 2006? Hillary, who’s now stumbling around third world countries accepting flowers from little girls. It’s a long time until 2012.


75 posted on 02/22/2010 3:39:48 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: TADSLOS

Brent?

I also liked it when Brit Hume slapped him with a cold dose of conservative logic. He keeps talking though. It’s an asset to his side, but the man cannot be intimated.


76 posted on 02/22/2010 3:40:24 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: curmudgeonII
On the other hand, you can’t beat something with nothing. And who do the Republucans have?

My thoughts too, after the straw poll at CPAC...that trotted out all the same tired retreads.

We don't need the same old establishment candidates. We need totally new, outside the establishment, REAL Americans candidates...

Mitt> NO

Huck? NO

Pawlenty? NO

Jindle (however it's spelled) NO

Paul? HELL NO!

77 posted on 02/22/2010 3:41:23 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Meow!

;^)

78 posted on 02/22/2010 3:41:56 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: All

Nothing more than a black guy who is hating that Obama is an abject failure.

Juan is actually not an unintelligent guy. He knows Obama is a failure and it will take an October surprise to get him reelected.


79 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:50 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: cubreporter

Juan is hoping to be Press Secretary in the next Obama administration.

Really, it’s embarrassing how he laps up the Obama Koolaid.


80 posted on 02/22/2010 3:43:54 PM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: bmwcyle

This whole thing about 2012 is so ridiculous because we an only know after 2010 is decided. The left wants us to keep talking about 2012 so we take our eye off the real prize. Please don’t fall into that trap.


81 posted on 02/22/2010 3:44:18 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan is stuck on Obummer stupid......the Obummer koolaid dribbles from his mouth everytime Jack Squat Obummer is mentioned. The only difference between him and Mathews is that Mathews has his own show and get’s a tingle up/down his leg when he see’s Jack Squat Obummer. Idiot.


82 posted on 02/22/2010 3:45:35 PM PST by cranked
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Brit it is. My fingers got ahead of me.


83 posted on 02/22/2010 3:45:55 PM PST by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: RetroSexual
I think even John McCain could beat him in 2012.

Hell, I think Juan Williams could beat him in 2012.

84 posted on 02/22/2010 3:46:03 PM PST by Hildy
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To: cajungirl

That’s the feeling I get.
No candidate is going to be perfect.
We need to start settling on one and unite to elect him.

Maybe if so many were not mad that their candidate didn’t get nominated, etc and stayed home, the Marxist/Muslim wouldn’t be in the white House.

I despise McJuan, but I held my nose and voted for him.
Everybody who stayed home or voted for a third party candidate or did a write-in cast a vote for the muzzie.

.


85 posted on 02/22/2010 3:47:27 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Williams is delusional and cannot believe his savior is going down in flames. The mind is interesting that it has a tendency to only see its own position. All the Left Wing kooks have gone into a frenzy. It will get crazier before November and will be at a fever pitch in 2012.


86 posted on 02/22/2010 3:51:51 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: curmudgeonII

I agree. Juan could be right. I know there is nothing running right now that I care to vote for.

I will not hold my nose and vote Republican like I did the last time, I would rather vote for someone I like whether they have a chance or not.


87 posted on 02/22/2010 3:53:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While I think that Williams is an idiot, I must say that there is not yet a candidate that MOST conservatives and moderates will stand behind. Perhaps one of the possible candidates will galvanize the middle and right, but it is not a sure thing. If a candidate manages to satisfy both of these groups then the Usurper will suffer one of the worst defeats in history. Time will tell.


88 posted on 02/22/2010 3:56:04 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: bmwcyle
At the rate Bimbo is going the republicans could nominate a tomato can and beat the marxist usurper. He still has a few more years to piss people off with his disgusting displays of extreme arrogance.
89 posted on 02/22/2010 3:57:39 PM PST by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: cizinec

agreed.

He’s an honest man. His son is die hard conservative...and he - Jaun - with that and Fox’s association, seems to influencing him.

He will attack on the other side - this is one of my favorites...he aggressively defends Rush against a bigot black man. First you have this clip to set it up and then watch what Juan does the following night -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrHFbiX5k-U

this next one is GREAT - Juan pulled no punches!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_z-Iyus8SY&feature=PlayList&p=A6267535994F97FB&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=30


90 posted on 02/22/2010 3:57:46 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the CPAC crowd picks the GOP candidate, Juan may be on to something.


91 posted on 02/22/2010 3:58:17 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s Juan on? Strong stuff whatever it is. The landslide would only come if 0 is the only candidate on the ballot. Wouldn’t put it past him either.


92 posted on 02/22/2010 3:59:37 PM PST by madison10
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To: texanyankee
Sounds like Juan Williams is canvassing for Robt Gibbs’ job as press sec’y.

Or competing for a gig with O'Reilly.

93 posted on 02/22/2010 4:00:12 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Mobties
I only wish I knew how to post that kid that pantomimes “That's racist!”

Take your "pic:"


94 posted on 02/22/2010 4:03:07 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

juan is black... obama is black... that is all that is going on here.

LLS


95 posted on 02/22/2010 4:09:52 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

mmmmm Romney, huckster, Pawlenty, Barbour, Newt......did I forget any other slime?


96 posted on 02/22/2010 4:11:10 PM PST by rrrod
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To: patriot08
That’s the feeling I get. No candidate is going to be perfect. We need to start settling on one and unite to elect him.

We have plenty of time. Juan is trying to panic us into anointing someone now so they can have three years to attack them.

97 posted on 02/22/2010 4:17:01 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is..." - Milton)
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To: bmwcyle

Nah, he’s a useful idiot. He makes the rest of the contributors look sooo good!


98 posted on 02/22/2010 4:22:15 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juan to God: I was in the middle of the RR tracks between stations. I saw the speeding train coming. I can’t believe it killed me. It’s just not fair.

God (stifling a yawn) to Juan: Take the left stairway—down.


99 posted on 02/22/2010 4:29:52 PM PST by dools007
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Always suspected poor old Juan was on drugs.
He just confirmed it.
Hey, Juan, you need to get off the drugs.
100 posted on 02/22/2010 4:38:05 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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