The Obama administration, I believe, will come to rue the day it declared war on the dean of the Washington press corps, Bob Woodward of Watergate fame. Now, I have never met Woodward, although I’ve been friendly with Carl Bernstein, the other half of the Watergate duo, for many years. (Snip) It’s axiomatic today that “mainstream” journalists are corrupt tools of the liberal ascendancy, ethical roundheels who finally found Mr. Dreamboat in Barack Hussein Obama and have spent the years since 2008 lying on their backs and moaning. And that’s partly true. Obama was the culmination
Woodward is still a squishy, annoying liberal ... for example, he hates the sequester ... but this is quite delicious. So glad they chose to attack this former media idol. It brought a little attention to the constant lies we get from Obama.
This fight will go away faster than you think. Tis said Woodworm know where many bodies are buried, and did until now, have a tendency to protect his lib compatriots. Should that worm turn, well, that would really be interesting. They are probably watching his every appearance on TV very closely. An interesting turn of another worm was made by ye old Lannie Davis. He first chimed in with his own experience of threats, then thought it through and said he got an apology from the White House and all was forgiven. Whfew! That was close Lannie, you almost lost your access.
If you watched the part of that ´´press conference´´ yesterday where Obama asked reporters to tell him anything he´s done wrong, one thing was clear from the silence that followed: they´re afraid of him.
If somebody had actually stepped up to the plate and challenged Obama, he´d be gone from the press pool and probably fired to boot. Nixon scorned reporters; this guy goes after them.
The LSM is like the abused spouse. They are all neutered. They can´t grow a pair and go after anyone in government. Time for a replay of Woodward and Bernstein? Question is , who is going to join them?
Bob Woodward is an anachronism, a relic from the golden age of journalism before it descended into blatant pro-Democratic-party propaganda.
So, if Bob Woodward wants to don his armor and take off after the Dragon in the White House, he will have to do it alone.
Watergate helped the Washington Post gain stature, subscribers, and revenue as Bob Woodward fought Richard Nixon, and nothing would help today´s Washington Post stem the tide of its relentlessly declining subscribers and revenues than covering Bob Woodward´s attempts to expose Barack Obama as the fraud that he is.
But the Washington Post of today, having degenerated into a mere propaganda organ for the Democratic party, is not covering the Bob Woodward story.
If all the good guys, Michael Walsh included, continue to call the bad guys, the destructionists,"liberals" and "progressives", as Walsh does here in PJ, then we are doomed. Walsh is fearful of calling these totalitarian monsters by their right names, so many right-on names: statist, commie, socialist, fascist, pinko, red, Marxist.....real names are endless. WHY do good people like Walsh not call them what they are? There is an answer...they are all afraid to call them what they actually ARE. Fear. Hannity, O´Reilly, Rush, Mark, Ann Coulter, most of these good people are scared to death to be semantically honest. The Marxists STOLE the good word “liberal” from the Founding Fathers back in 1920, it´s all documented, believe it, they STOLE the word (and “progressive”, too) and have been using it as cover-up for their covert objectives. And our so-called news reporters commentators of the free market persuasion have been allowing this semantic crime to flourish. NONE of these guys would call Hitler a liberal, right ? The Democrats today, all of them, are pursuing the same socialistic, fascistic economic and political goals as Adolph Hitler (too many republicans, too). Without spending one single dime, we, the good guys, can turn this battle for tyranny around by simply naming names, calling these Puglosi Reid Schumer, Obama, Biden monsters by their real names.Marxist collectivists all,no exceptions.
Even good ole Bob Woodward still calls these trash the good name of "liberal".
Remember, FIFTY years ago, the great Ayn Rand called all these despicable destroyers of our nation, called them all by their true names totalitarian, dictators, socialists, communists, authoritarians, collectivists, on and on.
Get used to it, calling them what they are, it´s a lot more satisfying to know you´re not blowing smoke, wasting semantic time, being linguistically useless the way O´Reilly is every night, the way so many of them are just wasting time soft soaping these wreckers of our great nation. Wake up, practice these words in the shower every morning! Come out of the closet of verbal cowardice! Bob Woodward said somthing honest. Hooray for our side.
The dumbocRAT sycophants like Bob Beckel have decided that Woodward is no longer important, that his last 2 books were worthless, and where does he get his right to disagree with Obama. Beckel made reference to those facts at least twice on The Five this past week. These libs kneel at the knees of Obama, who actually was right when he said yesterday he isn´t a "dictator" only a president. I´ve written Beckel ( I do on almost a daily schedule) to ask him what he thought of Woodward during Watergate. Was he pumping his socialist fist in the air or was he saying what a hack Woodward was. Upon posting this I have another e-mail heading for Beckel asking what will he do with his shotgun, once they are found to be illegal. Colorado is considering banning shotguns.
#19, you are, sadly, a modern don quixote tilting at these wretched commentators (on a daily basis, no less). NOTHING will alter their behavior until something truly cataclysmic occurs and i do believe that will happen but when we not only least expect it but when we are the least prepared. our only chance, short term, was romney and he´s apparently evaporated. there is no spearheading group (teapartiers have also evaporated)or individual, no widely read/respected conservative medium, and rush limbaugh can only do so much. sorry to be such a gloomy gus, but that´s the truth as i see it.
The press is filling up with examinations of media culpability in failing to predict that the Affordable Care Act would render outrageously inaccurate President Barack Obama´s pivotal, oft-repeated promise that if you liked your pre-Obamacare health plan, you´ll be able to keep it. In the Columbia Journalism Review, former Spinsanity hand Brendan Nyhan writes on "The failure to factcheck ´You can keep it´": [T]his outcome was anticipated by health policy experts both within and outside the administration. Unfortunately, most media coverage before this week did not explain how the process was likely to play out or hold the president accountable
Hoover Institution research fellow Peter Schweizer is probably not a favorite on Capitol Hill these days. His latest book, “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, And Line Their Own Pockets,” takes Congress to task for what some might call legal corruption. Here are six examples from Schweizer’s book of how congressmen use campaign donations to enrich themselves, their families and sometimes their staff: 1.) Hiring family members to work — or “work” — for their campaign: Schweizer says 82 members of Congress did this during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles. Among his many examples, he points to former Republican
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have a lot in common. Both senators have engaged in symbolic filibusters this year against Obama administration policies and have led the charge against ObamaCare and the so-called Republican establishment. And both would also like to be president, something that could, if they run, place them in a fierce competition for Tea Party primary voters in 2016. But they also have something else in common: problematic fathers. While Rand Paul has the advantage of inheriting his father Ron’s existing fan base and supporters for his presidential run, as I wrote earlier this year, the elder
I would hate to be a 911 operator around 1 or 2 this afternoon when the welfare recipients start rolling out of bed. Stand by for a deluge of calls reporting thefts — from their EBT cards. Their monthly dole just got cut this morning. How can President Obama have let this happen to his most loyal voters? Who says there’s never any good news in the papers? Let us go straight to the letter that was sent out by the by the Department of Terrorist Assistance, and which I guarantee you absolutely none of the layabouts bothered to read: “In November, most families
Two recent events organized by the investment bank Goldman Sachs featured a special guest. Goldman arranged to have one of the most successful investors in the world make remarks at last week’s AIMS Alternative Investment Conference in Chicago. And at this week’s Builders and Innovators Summit in Marana, Ariz., the same guest responded to questions from Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman’s chair and CEO. I hope the audience took notes. Where else, after all, can “emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs from a diverse set of industries” hear the story of how a Yale law student turned an investment of time and energy into a
ALBANY — More than 100 new people have come forward to complain that Donald Trump’s now-defunct “university” was a ripoff, the Daily News has learned. They come from New York and 25 other states and say they were wrongly promised they could get rich quick if they enrolled in an expensive mentoring program that investigators say was a sham, a source familiar with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s investigation said. Schneiderman filed a $40 million lawsuit against Trump in Manhattan state Supreme Court in August — accusing the mega-rich developer-turned-reality TV star of defrauding more than 5,000 people nationwide through his Trump University. “These
Obamacare, even with massive Democratic supermajorities in Congress, would never have passed if Americans thought that they would be forced to give up their current plans. The reason is simple. To begin with, Americans were overwhelmingly happy with the quality of their health care. That is reflected in surveys: For example, shortly before the November 2006 election, the Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with USA Today and ABC News, released the results of a survey. It found that 89 percent of Americans who were insured were satisfied with “their own personal medical care.” Ninety-three percent of those who had recently been seriously
There’s a Washington think-tank variation on the board game Risk, and here’s how it goes: I give you a short statement about Obama policy in the Middle East, and you have to say who it’s from. For example: “The Persians are taking over Iraq and Syria and building a nuclear weapon. Are you Americans crazy? You think you will outsmart them in Geneva? They send Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah troops to fight in Syria and you do nothing? You draw a red line over chemical weapons and let Putin erase it?” So who said it: Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal?
WASHINGTON — A tech firm linked to a campaign-donor crony of President Obama not only got the job to help build the federal health-insurance Web site — but also is getting paid to fix it. Anthony Welters, a top campaign bundler for Obama and frequent White House guest, is the executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group, which owns the software company now at the center of the ObamaCare Web-site fiasco. UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI), which built the data hub for the ObamaCare system, has been named the new general contractor in charge of repairing the glitch-plagued HealthCare.gov. Welters and
The bottom may be starting to fall out of the U.S. defense budget. I do not refer to numbers when I say this. I am not interested in numbers. I am only interested in public support for those numbers. For decades since Pearl Harbor, the American public has firmly and quietly acquiesced to a robust military presence around the globe in defense of freedom. The Japanese attack on the U.S. Navy in Hawaii in 1941 shocked the public into the immediate need to defeat the Axis powers. Then the Cold War reigned for 44 years following World War II -- ignited
Three men, a souped-up Mercedes, 2,813 miles of American roadway, a bedpan, and a dream. Ed Bolian, and his team, obliterated a cross-country driving record this month, racing from New York to LA in a heart-pounding 28 hours 50 minutes. That’s 11 hours faster than Google maps says it should take, and nearly 3 hours faster than the previous record set in 2006 of 31 hours and 4 minutes. “Honestly, I was so shocked at how much we had beat our target and previous record,” Bolian, a 27-year-old Lamborghini dealer from Atlanta told ABCNews.com.
WASHINGTON -- Think you´re confused by "Obamacare." It´s roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Barack Obama´s signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs. For House members and senators, it´s about a section of the law that may - or may not - require lawmakers to toss some staffers off of their federal health insurance and into the Affordable Care Act´s exchanges. The verdict from congressional officers is ultimately that lawmakers, as employers, have discretion over who among their staffs gets
President Barack Obama’s job approval has dropped to an all-time low, according to a new poll released Wednesday. A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey shows that a mere 42 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, down five points from a poll conducted in early October. The president’s disapproval rating stands at 51 percent, tying an all-time high for Obama. In all, 41 percent of respondents say they have a less favorable opinion of the president since the 16 day government shutdown, compared to 21 percent who say they have a more favorable view since the shutdown. The Affordable Care Act
Exactly half the nation sees the year-old killings of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya as a serious scandal — one many believe will hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s chance to be the next president, according to a newly-released national poll. Rasmussen Reports revealed that 43 percent of likely voters believe the scandal will damage Clinton. That rises to 47 percent among voters not affiliated with any political party, like independents. Some 41 percent said it wouldn´t ding her chances. The impact is clear, and not just on Clinton. Most — 58 percent — rated the
White House officials have pressured insurance industry executives to keep quiet amid mounting criticism over Obamacare's rollout, insurance industry sources told CNN. Sebelius: 'I apologize, I'm accountable' for Obamacare website flaws - After insurance officials publicly criticized the implementation, White House staffers contacted insurers to express their displeasure, industry insiders said. Multiple sources declined to speak publicly about the push back because they fear retribution. But Bob Laszewski, who heads a consulting firm for big insurance companies, did talk on the record.
President Barack Obama will not attend next month´s event marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln´s Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania. Officials at Gettysburg National Military Park said Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration the Nov. 19 sesquicentennial. Jewell and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson will share the role of keynote speaker. Other events include a reading of the Gettysburg address by a Lincoln portrayer. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett also plans to attend the ceremony. Lincoln delivered the immortal words of the address at a dedication of the Soldiers´ National Cemetery on Nov. 19, 1863, more than
Politico describes this kindly gesture as “an olive branch.” I agree. Cruz, whose fiery brand of conservative politics continually draws the enmity and wrath of the GOP establishment, has publicly pledged he will not help conservative candidates oust his more squishy, Republican colleagues. The “surrender caucus” can finally breathe a sigh of relief. For now: Extending an olive branch to GOP senators, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is privately making it clear he won’t engage in the Senate Conservatives Fund’s hardball tactics to defeat his colleagues in their primary races. At a closed-door lunch meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday, the freshman
Every disaster has its moment of clarity. Physicist Richard Feynman dunks an O-ring into ice water and everyone understands instantly why the shuttle Challenger exploded. This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan. Period.” The cancellations lay bare three pillars of Obamacare: (a) mendacity, (b) paternalism and (c) subterfuge. (a) Those letters are irrefutable evidence that President Obama’s repeated you-keep-your-coverage claim
The firestorm over President Obama´s "you can keep your plan" lie now threatens to singe vulnerable Democrats next year, so they´re springing into action to try to force the administration to keep its word. Louisiana´s Mary Landrieu -- an ardent Obamacare supporter -- is scrambling to undo one of the obvious consequences of a law she´s voted to pass, fund, and retain: Sen. Mary Landrieu said Wednesday she would propose legislation to ensure all Americans could keep their existing insurance coverage under Obamacare, a fresh sign of the political problems the law’s rollout has created for congressional Democrats. Landrieu, a Democrat
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his frustration Tuesday with the fact that even in the United States, “a very educated country,” there are those who do not recognize the urgency of combating global warming. Addressing the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum, which encourages the “greening” of foreign mission in Washington, Kerry took aim at those who challenge the notion that the science is settled when it comes to climate change. “I am amazed after all these years that we’re still struggling here in a very educated country to get a lot of people to embrace and understand why this is not a
For a moment Wednesday morning, the person in charge of ObamaCare — not to mention the largest and most expensive Cabinet department in the United States and, therefore, the world — turned into a frustrated teenager. Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of Health and Human Services, was undergoing a grilling from a Republican congressman over whether President Obama bore responsibility for the failures of his health-care rollout. She said it was her fault. He said Obama was her boss and she reported to Obama, so wasn’t it his fault, too? To which Sebelius responded thusly: “Um . . . You clearly . .
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Berlin in 2008, she could not have imagined that she was blessing the workplace for the largest and most effective gaggle of American spies anywhere outside of the United States. It seems straight out of a grade-B movie, but it has been happening for the past 11 years: The National Security Agency (NSA) has been using Mrs. Merkel as an instrument to spy on the president of the United States. We now know that the NSA has been listening to and recording her cellphone calls since 2002.
In Wednesday’s New York Times, former reporter and columnist Maureen Dowd lamented how the “incalculably destructive Dick Cheney” is once again “ominously omnipresent” in media interviews. She loathed how “he still can’t emulate the respectful restraint of his former partner, George W. Bush. He grabs every opportunity to snarl at President Obama, who is still mopping up from the Bush-Cheney misrule.” How many times has Dowd complained that Bill Clinton couldn’t emulate the “respectful restraint” of either Bush? Lacking either restraint or respect, Dowd borrowed a page from Bill Maher and insisted that if Cheney had been medically disqualified from
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was the honoree at the annual Jack Kemp Leadership Award Dinner on Monday night, delivering a speech that laid out ways conservatives can advance the “American idea” that the dinner’s namesake advocated. Bush advocated free market principles, especially in energy policy.We should let market forces, not crony capitalism, decide where to invest and how to incentivize citizens to conserve,” Bush, a possible GOP candidate in 2016, said, advocating approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, “rational” regulations on fracking, and opening federal lands to drilling. “A real energy strategy could add an additional 1 percent growth over