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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    In what sense?

    I did too. It certainly solidified what I thought, while at the same time made me less critical of Dubya.
    In the sense that I gained a different perspective of events and reactions to them than I ever got in any media. In the sense that Bush's reaction to 9-11 or some would say over reaction was done in an extremely chaotic and unclear picture. The inside story was fascinating to say the least. By the way I still have not forgiven you for the banjo kid pic.

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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Quote Originally Posted by penn1954 View Post
    Whats wrong with him giving his opinion about white house intimidation???

    And unless you're an MD your comment about senility is out of line.
    My first amendment rights allow me to say it. The fact that you are offended because you can't stop making yourself the victim is on you.

    Woodward and his "friends" in the media want this to go away - fast. Gee, I wonder why. Tom Brokaw was asked about it yesterday, and that is precisely what he said.

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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    My first amendment rights allow me to say it.
    That doesn't mean it has any validity or that you should be taken seriously.
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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    You seem to have started a thread for the sole purpose of displaying intense personal hatred of someone you've never met in your life.
    Ray the above coming from you made me smile.

    It seems to be a fad these days, see something you don't like and go over the top in response. Mr. Woodward wasn't threatened and the OP didn't carry on like some have over Obama in here. If Mr. Woodward had used ANY term other than threatened I'd say we had something. If he had stuck to the story instead of trying to become the story he would show a bit of his 'Watergate' form.

    Given the rather over the top rants about President Obama I have to laugh at the umbrage being taken now over the OP here....

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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Always remember folks, in American politics:

    1. Right and wrong depend entirely on which political team the people involved seem to support. Regular standards of right and wrong are irrelevant.
    2. Craft your stated position in such a way as to smear the reputations of the people who seem to support the political team you oppose.
    3. Always presume the hearers of your slanderous vilification are either a). so seeped in the political team-ism culture that although they realize you're engaging in dishonest smear-campaigning that they fully support you or b). are so stupid they accept hook, line and sinker your dragging the reputations of those you identify as political foes through the mud based on team identification and of course opportunity, as the absolute truth rooted in honesty and fairness in the pursuit of what's right.
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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    ... perhaps the email read in isolation may not be conclusive ... but having been sent after a half-hour haranguing by Sperling it does take on more significance ... and the email, being reproducable, can be seen as trying to soften what came before on the phone.
    And the fact that Sperling and his boss were still peddling the lie that the Sequester wasn't Obama and Lew's idea, adds more credence to what Woodword perceived was going on.

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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Always remember folks, in American politics:

    1. Right and wrong depend entirely on which political team the people involved seem to support. Regular standards of right and wrong are irrelevant.
    2. Craft your stated position in such a way as to smear the reputations of the people who seem to support the political team you oppose.
    3. Always presume the hearers of your slanderous vilification are either a). so seeped in the political team-ism culture that although they realize you're engaging in dishonest smear-campaigning that they fully support you or b). are so stupid they accept hook, line and sinker your dragging the reputations of those you identify as political foes through the mud based on team identification and of course opportunity, as the absolute truth rooted in honesty and fairness in the pursuit of what's right.
    At least you're not cynical about it. Odd as it may seem, there is a road map to chaos.

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    Re: Bob Woodward Emails Show White House 'Threat' Was Not So Threatening

    Woodward is still sharp as a tack. For the #1 political issue - SEQUESTRATION - he flat out caught and proved the White House is again being a collection of calculated pathological liars - for having incessantly denied the White House is who proposed the sequestration - and then was blaming Republicans for it.

    The White House finally admitted it was lying and that it is Obama and his staff who came up with the sequestration plan.

    What the Obama staffer was doing was raging at Woodward to drop his expose' under the White House theory that joining in declaring Republicans are evil and responsible was best for the nation and that the lies should not be exposed.

    Woodward is a truly impressive journalist. Too bad he's the last of the breed. He went against overwhelming popular opinion against Nixon and Watergate - completely changing history for the better. He now has proven the fundamental economic/budget claims of the White House were absolute lies diametrically opposite the truth. However, until with Watergate, there is no national media and press to join in his interests in the truth. Rather, the media and press is now just a collection of partisan hacks all each pursuing their own PR agendas.

    REPUBLICANS rages at and about Woodward during Watergate. And partisan sheeple Democrats are now raging at and about Woodward for exposing the next lying president and White House team Obama.
    Last edited by joko104; 03-04-13 at 12:41 PM.

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