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Media doesn't hold back on President Obama
Politico ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 09/16/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Barack Obama is damaging his presidency, weakening America’s standing in the world, and displaying “inexplicable” incompetence.

The media figure making those accusations isn’t Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer or Glenn Beck. The critic doesn’t host a right-wing talk show, anchor a Fox News program, or write for the pages of the Weekly Standard. In fact, he’s not even a conservative.

It’s Joe Klein, the Time Magazine political columnist. “Obama has lost some serious altitude: In the world, with the Congress, and most importantly with the American people,” Klein, a veteran journalist and political moderate, told POLITICO.

Klein isn’t alone: In recent months, and especially since the start of the Syria mess, Obama has been enduring some of the toughest and most widespread press criticism of his four-and-a-half years as president. It isn’t just coming from the usual suspects on the right. Increasingly, the skepticism is coming from the center and even from the left — from White House reporters, progressive editorial boards, foreign policy experts and MSNBC hosts.

And Obama has mostly himself to blame for the recent wave of media negativity (although the Republicans have been glad to lend a hand). To hear the press tell it, his handling of the Syria crisis has been confusing and contradictory at best, making him appear weak on the international stage. His administration’s persecution of whistleblowers and surveillance of the press are at odds with the promises he made as a candidate. His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: epicfail; obama

1 posted on 09/16/2013 8:55:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Gee, where were these Rip van Winkle’s the last 4.5 years?


2 posted on 09/16/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Jim Robinson

Since this is Klein, could it be the not so fine, heavy hand of the Clintoons machine at work... to bare the ground and beat back any obstruction from the designate Biden moron, or a 3rd term ploy by obamaumao?


3 posted on 09/16/2013 8:58:06 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for posting this!


4 posted on 09/16/2013 8:58:06 PM PDT by zot
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To: Jim Robinson
"..his presidency.."

Really? His?

5 posted on 09/16/2013 8:59:16 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Jim Robinson

‘inexplicable’

???ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The only talent Obama has is reading other people’s words off the teleprompter very well......incompetence personified! If only the Media had told the truth about him.........


6 posted on 09/16/2013 8:59:39 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Jim Robinson

The one thing a fraudulent person can never afford is exposure.... Obama, and his administration, have been exposed and even the leftists are beginning to see it. I truly believe many on the left were far more in love with what Obama represented than who he was.

Too bad for us it is too late.


7 posted on 09/16/2013 9:01:17 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Jim Robinson

Klein is not a moderate. His is a card-carrying liberal.

Anyhow, Obama has gotten some bad press recently. He certainly deserves it. However, the media will politely shut up again and be in full “rah-rah” mode for Hillary when she is running.


8 posted on 09/16/2013 9:01:25 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson

He constantly goes from incompetence to ideology, most of the time it is hard to tell what is which.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 9:01:42 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s going to slip away and they will blame us.


10 posted on 09/16/2013 9:04:51 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

ZZZZzzzzz......


11 posted on 09/16/2013 9:05:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

You are spot on, This guy is not against Obama, he is setting the stage.

Republicans will get the blame, Hell! Maybe Obama will get the blame but the fox has already raided the hen house.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The headline is a joke. They are holding back and they always will.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 9:11:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama really looked like a warhawk trying to sell his war on behalf of the muslim brotherhood and al Qaeda.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 9:12:08 PM PDT by boycott
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

incompetence is his ideology


15 posted on 09/16/2013 9:12:39 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jim Robinson

Sure, now that their African communist p.o.s. is safely re-elected, the Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms suddenl;y have the integrity to do real journalism and stuff. No sale.


16 posted on 09/16/2013 9:14:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

“.......His inability to push a progressive agenda through congress makes him appear ineffective.”

If he’s ineffective at pushing the progressive agenda then why is it everywhere there’s a pile of stinking Leftist politics in the way? Politics to the left, politics to the right, in front, and back. One cannot move because of all the damned stinking Leftist politics.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!

Don’t look up, and be very careful where you step. The stuff doesn’t cleanup well.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 9:16:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John S Mosby

Very attentive observation my friend. Observe the source and understand who they are affiliated with, connect the dots. Question motives. Qui bono?

Be are aware you are being played from both sides. Red team, blue team, they are the same.

Over the past few election cycles, many people caught hell saying the same thing about the propaganda against Ross Perot and Ron Paul. The difference was that propaganda came from the National Review, Hot Air, Ace of Spades, Mark Levin and Charles Krauthammer.

I don’t trust any of them any longer. They are all in it together to support big gov. Notice the left and right always agree on attacks to big gov.

Ever wonder why we elect a local rep and think we are represented, only to learn all of our Congressmen have to lick boot on John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi? 435 reps condensed down to 2 people controlling the agenda and whom we didn’t elect? Didn’t happen by accident.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 9:17:55 PM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: Lancey Howard

thank you.

They look like honest journalists now that the Fox has left the hen house.

Hey! would you look at that!?
What was it?

Dunno It’s skittered off.

This is Joe Klien reporting...


19 posted on 09/16/2013 9:19:03 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Paladin2

“..his presidency..”

Really? His?


More like America’s idiocy...


20 posted on 09/16/2013 9:24:41 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Jim Robinson

Isn’t Klein Hebrew for “Slow learner”?


21 posted on 09/16/2013 9:25:07 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s as if the left has stuck their foot in a big pile of steaming dog shit and waited for 5 years to start trying to wipe it off.


22 posted on 09/16/2013 9:29:06 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Jim Robinson

I wouldn’t take Klein’s nasty statements about Obama too seriously. He’ll still vote for him over any Republican. Klein is the dope who thinks Republicans voted for Reagan to get back at black people. You can’t get more stupid than that.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 9:29:37 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Jim Robinson

They did the same thing with Krinton - at some point in Krinton’s second term there was all this angst about “missed opportunities” and “squandered political capital” and such. I guess once the libs realize that the sea levels aren’t going down and the children of the world aren’t joining hands and singing Kumbaya or It’s a small world buyer’s remorse eventually and inevitable sets in. Just part of the natural cycle of things due to the inherent contradictions present in “liberalism”.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 9:37:34 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Jim Robinson

Blue Lips is vermin. Scum. Deserving of extermination — he and all those he brought into his sphere of influence.

To believe otherwise is to believe in the demise of America.


25 posted on 09/16/2013 9:38:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Back when this guy first came on the scene several people would say to me “Obama made a great speech.” I ask them what he said and they’d give me this blank stare.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 9:42:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 3Fingas
...and be in full “rah-rah” mode for Hillary when she is running.

mrs. bill? really? You actually believe that moochele will not cast her name out there as the next "greatest" president when she has so 'obviously' been the rock upon which obamba has based his political career upon? Of course she will run against mrs bill -and win!

What, you lot don't think anyone will vote for moochele? You raycyst!

(/sarc) (*grin*)

27 posted on 09/16/2013 10:19:26 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Dick Bachert

(psst! Not so loud, mate! Don’t you know he’s one of the ‘Flying Meshuganovs’?


28 posted on 09/16/2013 10:22:15 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: 3Fingas
Klein used to be a theater critic for the NY Slimes.
29 posted on 09/16/2013 10:23:21 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Now that they’ve re-elected him, they can pretend objectivity.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 10:36:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Klein is better off remaining Anonymous.

-PJ

31 posted on 09/16/2013 10:40:38 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“...displaying “inexplicable” incompetence.”

It’s completely explicable: morons elected a community organizer! Who did they think they were getting, Winston Churchill???

Idiots!


32 posted on 09/16/2013 10:58:47 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Be careful. NEVER trust the socialist-liberal media.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 11:41:29 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: DaxtonBrown

excellent response!


34 posted on 09/16/2013 11:52:49 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Jim Robinson

Now that the media is taking a hard look at Obama, his staff will have to keep him hidden in the White House attic, like a crazy uncle.


35 posted on 09/16/2013 11:54:26 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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>> The critic doesn’t host a right-wing talk show, anchor a Fox News program... It’s Vladimir Putin, err... Joe Klein

So only then the criticism is legitimate...


36 posted on 09/16/2013 11:57:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: haroldeveryman
Now that the media is taking a hard look at Obama,

You're not really falling for this, are you?

37 posted on 09/17/2013 12:00:20 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: jmacusa
wrong Klein I think..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Klein

There was a Stewart Klein that was a movie critic,

http://www.celbcelb.com/bio/Stewart-Klein.html

38 posted on 09/17/2013 12:04:08 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: jmacusa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Klein

http://www.celbcelb.com/bio/Stewart-Klein.html


39 posted on 09/17/2013 12:05:05 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: kevao

Any time that the Washington Press Corps isn’t slithering on the floor, squeeling as they fight for a chance to lick Barry’s shoes, I can bring myself to credit them with having taken “a hard look at Obama.”


40 posted on 09/17/2013 12:34:22 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Jim Robinson
Hey, Media!

You made your bed.
Now you get to sleep on the wet spot

41 posted on 09/17/2013 1:39:50 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, but the US is becoming more and more like California. No matter how difficult the Democrats make our lives or how incompetent they are, people will still reelect them.


42 posted on 09/17/2013 1:52:20 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Jim Robinson

The thing that gets to me here is ‘inexplicable’ incompetence. As if, because he went to the right schools and spoke properly he was somehow ever competent.


43 posted on 09/17/2013 2:37:26 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: DaxtonBrown

My thought exactly. WE’VE been seeing this since the man got in - has there ever been an emptier suit in the WH? He had NO experience coming in, no distinguished work record, nothing - nothing to recommend him except he was an interesting color and “clean and articulate” according to Clinton or Biden, I forget which.

Recipe for disaster we all saw coming. From day one his major concern seems to be enjoying himself playing and vacationing and being late for everything. “He seems amazed by the sheer amount of work going across his desk.” - the Daily Mail. You have to go to International papers to get any real info about him.

Only the dems and libs are surprised that in the end, he seems clueless.


44 posted on 09/17/2013 2:53:54 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Any sane person stops reading at this bold faced lie: “...Klein, a veteran journalist and political moderate, told POLITICO.”


45 posted on 09/17/2013 3:12:09 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Joe, he only had ALTITUDE because YOU MEDIA are the
wind beneath his wings. WISE UP MEDIA!!


46 posted on 09/17/2013 3:56:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 3Fingas

I quit reading after they said Joe Klein was a moderate


47 posted on 09/17/2013 4:59:00 AM PDT by SPRINK
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To: Jim Robinson

“It’s Joe Klein, the Time Magazine political columnist.”

Klein is a mouthpiece for the Clinton’s. You can bet Hillary is behind this.


48 posted on 09/17/2013 5:26:10 AM PDT by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, when Obama has lost Joe Klein.....

It’s a Johnson/Cronkite moment.


49 posted on 09/17/2013 5:33:00 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Joe Klein, “political moderate.”

Who knew?


50 posted on 09/17/2013 6:22:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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