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Chuck Todd: White House Anticipated
‘Euphoria’ over Bergdahl Release

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/3/2014 1:46:17 PM

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday that the White House has been surprised by the concerned reaction to the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He said that the White House expected criticism of the decision to release five Taliban in exchange for Bergdahl, but they also expected “euphoria” over the release of the last American soldier held captive in Afghanistan. “What’s been interesting, Andrea, what’s cost the White House off guard here, they were expecting Gitmo criticisms of the detainees that were chosen,” Todd said. “They did not expect this


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 6/3/2014 1:49:19 PM     (No. 9871691)

100% out of touch.
What, we´re supposed to cheer, "Hooray! We got our traitor back! And all it cost us was six decent and honorable soldiers!" ??

The plan was never about Bergdahl - it was about putting five terrorists back to work.

HUSSEIN! Anyone with more than two functioning brain cells can see what you´re up to!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 6/3/2014 1:50:41 PM     (No. 9871693)

I guess the fact we all didn´t get tingly inside at the news that 5 savages bend on killing every last one of us were put back in the world for one whole deserter. How many more Americans will die due to this guy and Obambi?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 6/3/2014 1:51:51 PM     (No. 9871697)

Delusional and scary.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951, 6/3/2014 1:57:41 PM     (No. 9871700)

I wonder what other crap this goober has up his sleeve? I can just imagine the pardons he will issue on his way out the door. If he truly thought we would rejoice over any of this scheme then he is so out of touch. I remember when this happened. He wandered away, he wanted to go. They should have left him there. My condolences to the families who lost their sons looking for this turncoat. And by the way his father really gives me the creeps.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 6/3/2014 2:01:10 PM     (No. 9871704)

Which one of those 5 will be the next Bin Laden? HOW many Americans will he kill?
Obama is a traiter who has greatly increased the terrorist danger against us?
Obama has violated his Oath of office and is not to be trusted...EVER.
I pray for a lightning bolt on the golf course.
These 5 are the worst of the worst and have had years to plan their next attack.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TexasAllTheWay, 6/3/2014 2:03:33 PM     (No. 9871708)

It used to be every week that he pulled something, now it seems like it´s every day.

Executive privilege at its finest!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/3/2014 2:05:13 PM     (No. 9871709)

I was elated for about a half hour until the details started rolling out and now I am angry. And how is it that a dirtbag deserter gets promotions in rank? He was a pvt. when he deserted his platoon. Now he is a sgt.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 6/3/2014 2:05:58 PM     (No. 9871710)

Barack Obama: Poster Boy For Clueless Idiots:

He supports a traitorous deserter who converted to Islam and worked with our enemies.

But is puzzled why all Amricans aren´t rejoicing with him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: schnapps, 6/3/2014 2:07:58 PM     (No. 9871713)

There was euphoria all right. At Taliban central.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba, 6/3/2014 2:11:04 PM     (No. 9871717)

Obama needs to be impeached, now!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: comstock, 6/3/2014 2:12:00 PM     (No. 9871718)

That´s what happens when you are an incompetent idiot, and surround yourself with rabid leftist ideologues, juvenile morons and groveling "yes men." The pernicious inadequacy of this Administration is becoming too obvious to ignore, even for UpChuck Todd.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 6/3/2014 2:13:33 PM     (No. 9871720)

The best current solution to a total train wreck:

Trade Bergdahl for Meriam Ibrahim. In a heartbeat.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 6/3/2014 2:24:50 PM     (No. 9871733)

#12...and her toddler and newborn. Then drone strike the prison.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/3/2014 2:25:35 PM     (No. 9871734)

Let´s see ... some recent news:

- Obama visits troops in Afghanistan.

- Karzai declines to meet with Obama in Afghanistan. (Do we know who Obama dealt with re the terrorist trade?)

- Announcement about keeping troops in Afghanistan. What does Karzai think about this?)

- At West Point, Obama says "But what makes us exceptional is not flouting international norms and the rule of law; it´s our willingness to affirm them through our actions,"

- He trades 4 terrorists for 1 soldier who´s disappearance/capture happened under questionable circumstances.

Yeah, I´m euphoric ... /s

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Freeloader, 6/3/2014 2:28:29 PM     (No. 9871736)

Headline Correction:

"Chuck Todd: White House Anticipated ´Euphoria´ Over Release Of Five Taliban Terrorists In Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and Qatar."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 6/3/2014 2:43:46 PM     (No. 9871753)

Too bad the news stores broke AFTER that bizarre Rose Garden debacle. Obama never had a chance to find out the story.

Of course, had he read the conclusion of the 2010 DOD report OR the 2012 Rolling Stone article, he might have had a better take on how Americans feel about traitors.

Let´s just hope that his latest CYA move designed to divert attention from the VA and the EPA, backfire big time and result in his Impeachment.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 6/3/2014 2:50:46 PM     (No. 9871759)

‘Euphoria’ over Hope & Change.
‘Euphoria’ over post racial Presidency.
‘Euphoria’ over Progressivism on display.
‘Euphoria’ over financial bailouts.
‘Euphoria’ over dialogue with Terrorists.
‘Euphoria’ over Obama-Care.
‘Euphoria’ over "Climate Change" spin
‘Euphoria’ over "War on Women" spin.
‘Euphoria’ over "Conservatives are Racist"

Does anyone see a pattern?
Since the MSM no longer does its job, its NOT the fault of The White House. They are clueless because the MSM won´t tell them the Truth.

Or............. " It´s STILL Bush´s fault"!

There! Fixed it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tennman, 6/3/2014 2:55:06 PM     (No. 9871768)

I think most of us were intially euphoric about this. But now as the layers are being peeled back, it´s becoming a rotten mess.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GKC fan, 6/3/2014 3:01:55 PM     (No. 9871776)

I thought they had just decided not to do anymore stupid sh....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/3/2014 3:02:55 PM     (No. 9871779)

He could care less whether there was euphoria or anger. He knows Congress won´t touch him so he will continue to do whatever he wants whenever he wants.

And btw, people are paying attention to who was released in exchange for a traitorous deserter.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dvc, 6/3/2014 3:05:27 PM     (No. 9871782)

Once again we are back to having to decide whether the Obama team are:

1: stupid
2: evil

Such a difficult choice.

Probably BOTH.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: birddog, 6/3/2014 3:24:35 PM     (No. 9871800)

In other words...his primary motivation was a bump in the polls. "Live by the news cycle...die by the news cycle" he traded a short term rise for himself(which didn´t appear) for a long term risk to Millions worldwide.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: luandir, 6/3/2014 3:30:56 PM     (No. 9871810)

This tends to swing the meter more in the direction of "stupid." It is well-nigh inconceivable that a regime as politically sensitive this one did not correctly anticipate the response of the public they were trying to bamboozle. This is some faint kind of good news: the stupider they are, the less likely to pull off the more premeditated stuff.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 6/3/2014 3:35:00 PM     (No. 9871815)

This administration has shown the capacity to be both stupid AND evil at the same time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jasmine, 6/3/2014 3:39:36 PM     (No. 9871820)

A five to one swap with barbarians looks like a deal created to humiliate the United States.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/3/2014 4:10:28 PM     (No. 9871846)

This comes on top of telling the Taliban exactly how many troops we will leave in Afghanistan, and on what dates. Sometimes I think Obama is a switch hitter (in more ways than one).

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 6/3/2014 5:26:42 PM     (No. 9871911)

I´m surprised no agency has conducted a poll about America´s reaction to this mess.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 6/3/2014 5:33:10 PM     (No. 9871917)

Anyone with one single drop of American drop of blood is disgusted by this. Hence Obama thinks it´s fine.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 6/3/2014 6:19:06 PM     (No. 9871955)

This stinks of contrived control of reactions and the public is falling for the required anger at an American who hasn´t even been allowed to begin a defense.
The media is well aware that by turning public hatred toward one American they are hiding the real release effort of the terrorists.
Who has Obama instructed these 5 to assassinate for him?
Karazi ? After he did not exactly welcome Obama and run to him when called.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 6/3/2014 6:43:27 PM     (No. 9871981)

At least Jimmy Carter -- the former worst president of all times -- was just dumb and incompetent.

Øvomit is dumb, incompetent and EVIL!!!

But I guess when you spend your entire life hating and disrespecting the USA and it´s military, it´s hard to imagine that people who love both of those things could be upset about this little unconstitutional act of treason!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Tulunk, 6/3/2014 7:21:01 PM     (No. 9872021)

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Tulunk, 6/3/2014 7:37:09 PM     (No. 9872029)

Practical politicians from both parties realize that attempts to impeach Ears would result in immediate, unstoppable riots. The only way to control him would be for top people in both parties to secretly arrest him, using the power of the military. He would be given a choice: he suffers a debilitating heart attack or stroke and must retire. Leaving immediately for Hawaii, or wherever he wants to retire. Or. He has a debilitating heart attack or stroke and DOESN ´t survive. (Yes, I´m sure this could be arranged. And probably has been before. A coalition of Dems and pubbies would tell Biden what to do.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bighambone, 6/3/2014 8:32:01 PM     (No. 9872063)

The Army and Marine Corps are an all volunteer force on the ground in Afghanistan, they don´t sympathize with battlefield deserters who cause other American soldiers to be killed and wounded. Expecting that they would shows how out of touch with the military Obama and his liberal crew really are.

The troops also recognize that Obama took advantage of Bergdahl´s situation to release five high ranking Taliban, all of who at one time or another most likely had something to do with American and allied service members being killed and wounded.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/3/2014 8:43:56 PM     (No. 9872072)

This little happy-dance was never about bringing a ´´POW´´ home, terrorists released or not.

It was about Obama telling the world again how great he is, because ***he*** rescued a POW!!!!

You know, like he ´´got´´ bin laden? Yeah, exactly like that. He´s a wonderful, strong, principled military leader.

/s with disgust

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Reply 35 - Posted by: philemon1967, 6/3/2014 9:38:01 PM     (No. 9872123)

You must understand that "unexpected" is an euphemism for "surprised at outcomes due to incompetence".

When the boss prefers watching TV, golf and jamming sessions, the nitty gritty details that ensure things work out well end up causing things to "unexpectedly" fall apart.

Unfortunately an incompetent guy like Obama cannot help but hire equally incompetent subordinates like Sibelius, Hagel, Kerry etc.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: harper, 6/3/2014 11:20:28 PM     (No. 9872216)

Just how far apart are the values of today´s Democrats from average Americans?

It is beyond chilling to realize that Democrats would think an America hating, American military hating cowardly deserter and likely collaborator such as Bergdahl would be seen as a hero to average Americans and would also be seen as being well worth 5 top Taliban terrorists.

This guy makes Kerry look like a war hero.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

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