Republicans Friday afternoon bludgeoned the administration with an unlikely weapon in the political battle over the impending sequestration: the words of Bob Woodward, theWashington Post journalist whose exposure of the Watergate scandal in 1972 brought down the Nixon presidency. As White House press secretary Jay Carney blasted “spin doctors on the Republican side” for spreading the “fanciful concoction” that the White House wanted the sequester, House Republicans deployed a passage from Woodward’s most recent book, The Price of Politics, that tells a different story. According to Woodward
There was a time if a president was caught in one lie,he may as well hang it up. Bubba got away with the Lewenski lie but still made the news cycle all the time.It took months of spinning from the likes of Lanni Davis to weasel out of it.
Obama lies so often about so many things that even if he told the truth about something,nobody would believe him.
On top of being a liar himself,he has a huge network of liars covering his back.
Imagine if Bush simply disappeared while our embassy was under attack. You wouldn´t be able to find a liberal anywhere who wasn´t demanding impeachment.
There´s probably some journalists who would love to question some things in obama world but figure there´s no use because the editors won´t allow it.
~~“It’s important for people to know that the president was ultimately responsible for conceiving of this idea,” Buck tells National Review Online. “The president has tried to pin [the sequester] on Congress, saying that they came up with it and that they must fix it, when in fact Congress thought this was a terrible mechanism to use,” explains. “This is what the White House insisted on.”~~
This NEWS should be on every network, every single time the president lays the blame on the mean Republicans. However, as ususal, the majority of Americans will not be aware of it, thanks to the dem lapdogs in the press.
If you read yesterday´s L.Com post about the plan for bringing down the US economy (important, however, to read the Canadian Free Press piece with open eyes), you don´t have to wonder anymore what is going on.
Bob Woodward helped to bring a gov´t down over a small break in. That´s all it was. Now there´s murder (Libya) - who´s there to call someone to task for it? A very sad state of affairs. As Clint Eastwood said "if D.C. ´doesn´t give a damn´, how can we?" We can but we don´t have much of a voice right now. I have emailed my democratic congressman a few times about Libya and get the usual reply "thanks for writing". It´s time for voter ID cards so people can´t vote numerous times. Get rid of the early voting also if you can´t prove you won´t be here on election day. "Vote early, vote often" as the saying goes.
Immunity from playing fast and loose with the truth - in other words lying, is strictly a One Party phenomenon. Bubba´s finger shaking escapades did not give any leeway to Bush, Palin or Romney. In fact there has been a vigorous efforts to pursue trivial technicalities to play gotcha and the game of ´everyone does it´. Look for this to go into high gear next four years.
Unfortunately, the motto of the US has been changed from "In God We Trust" to "Senator, What Difference Does it Make?" There is a national miasma that has descended on at least half of this country with the coronation of King Barry. With the lack of interest by the media and the incompetence by the Republicans (look at the governors who caved with the Obamacare exchanges) there isn´t much hope.
Carney is a lying doofus; he´s even worse than Fibbs. The problem with the story is that the feebs who vote for Fauxbama and the dims don´t even know who Bob Woodward is. Facts don´t matter anymore. The only question asked is, ´What am I going to be given?´
The saintly Woodward matter of factly recorded the invent that led to sequestration as it occurred. He did not have to go back and research and investigate the event so he does not have as much invested in this story as he did Watergate. He will probably back its authenticity but will not push the story as he did with Watergate. No other reporters carry as much water as the saintly Woodward so if he does not advance it the MSM will cover for Obama like they do everything else and the LOIV will readily accept Obama´s narrative (if they even care--which they don´t).
This is where the Democrats trounce the GOP. They put out soundbites that play on the emotions while the GOP does long, complicated explanations, usually with charts, and loses its audience. Keep The Message Simple, GOP! Please!
I submit that the GOP has no leaders. None. It is now being loosely managed, not led, by a cluster of functionaries or apparatchiks groping for a direction that will not offend too many people on too many sides.
A leader does not worry about polls, doesn´t . A leader creates a vision based on principles, puts it before the people fearlessly, and inspires them to follow.
Who of our functionaries has come close to doing this?
I remain hopeful, waiting for a real leader to arise.
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