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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865858 Feb 28, 2013
Bob Woodward, icon of the liberal media, threatened by Obama's pet French poodle, David Puffball.

Watergate II may be unfolding.

Woodward advised to avoid Fort Marcy Park.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#865859 Feb 28, 2013
In which the Obama administration threatened to send Bob Woodward to a gulag for thought crimes

But if you spend twenty seconds reading the email in question, it couldn't be more obvious that Bob Woodward is completely full of it:

Bob:

I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall — but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.

The full email is here. Woodward's response?

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

So not only was Sperling's email heavier on the apology than on the threats (more specifically, there was an apology, but not a threat), Woodward clearly interpreted it as such. Indeed, he said he "welcomed it." But then he went running to other media outlets to claim he was the target of a White House political attack. The first of those outlets, Politico, failed to report the "as a friend" portion of Sperling's email, nor did they mention Woodward's cheerful reply. CNN was breathlessly intrigued as well. The net result was that there was a political hit job going on: but it was Woodward who was leading it.

Oh, and you know what else? Woodward was wrong. But so was Sperling, because Woodward clearly doesn't regret that fact. He should....

Somewhere in Moscow tonight, Vladimir Putin saw that Bob Woodward was sent a threatening message from the White House...and he smiled.
—@DanaPerino via Twitter for iPhone
https://twitter.com/DanaPerino/status/3069274...

Having been served in the administration that outed Valerie Plame, Dana Perino is clearly an authority on this topic.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/28/1190...

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/exclusi...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#865861 Feb 28, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
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Flimsy defense for the orchestrated indoctrination being effected by the liberals in this country.
Liberals love to laud their education but when reading their posts it appears most have no more than the basic skills achieved from a GED. Unfortunately Dave you don't appear to even have this level of education must less be a candidate for the school board (oh wait .. in the liberal world you don't need an education you only need to profess one.)
Great response to getting your ass handed to you.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865862 Feb 28, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> are you insinuating every living person, gay or straight is a child molester? C'mon electron.
No, but those who publicly admit child molestation, as did Frightwingers/GOPidiots, most definitely are.

Unless, of course, they are liars trying to impress their pedophile friends.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#865863 Feb 28, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah let them try to teach about Christianity and see what happens! Every libiard loon for a 1000 miles around would be screaming separation of church and state!!!
No issue in programs teaching religion.

In college, I took a course in the History of Christianity (fulfilling a history requirement).

Guess what, we did have Communion, say prayers, sing hymns or nothing.
Celine Dijon

Montréal, Canada

#865864 Feb 28, 2013
I poopon Obama and socialism.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865865 Feb 28, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> being in the medical field doesn't sound like welfare to me, however even people who actually are on retirement or social security pay taxes like everyone else on nessesities and gas, not to count if they own a property , even though they normally get tax breaks on a particular property just by being disable.(Seniors and people with a disability) so yes sir, EVERYONE PAYS TAXES, one way or the other, some more than others but EVERYONE PAYS.
Federal and state income taxes dwarf all other taxation by an order of magnitude.
new yawk

Buffalo, NY

#865866 Feb 28, 2013
Hey Jenny DIVER ...

I believe this one belongs to you too ...

JanetBlew!

HA! And liberals talk about conservatives' "War On Women" ...
And THIS written by a liberal woman !?

Homer? Nukie-No-Face? lily? leo? anything you wish to say to your female misogynist !?

You don't "do" shyte, hippo-cretin !!

SapphireBlue wrote:
carol? carol?... why you not just pull your capri pants down an' take it like a man? You will sooner or later, honey. It's what I do.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#865868 Feb 28, 2013
Seriously, WTF is Up With Bob Woodward?

....Woodward responded the next day that Sperling had no need to apologize. "I for one welcome a little heat; there should [be] more given the importance."

Some threat, huh? As a friend put it via email, "It's odd that a reporter who you would have to assume has had many run-ins, shouting matches, accusations, etc. would go public with his perceived slights. I can't imagine a junior reporter taking this tack now and not being chastised for mishandling it."

Something very odd is going on with Woodward. The point of Sperling's email is clear: he's not taking issue with the idea that the White House proposed the sequester, but he does think Woodward is wrong to say that both sides agreed the sequester substitute would be purely spending cuts with no tax increases. Virtually everyone in Washington agrees that Woodward is wrong about that, yet he's been repeating that line for the past week in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary.

What's more, Sperling quite clearly didn't threaten Woodward, and Woodward didn't take it as a threat at the time. Again: WTF?

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/02...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#865869 Feb 28, 2013
Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>
The extremely left-wing Los Angeles Times explains in 1999 that the CRA was passed to force banks to make risky loans.
Under Clinton, bank regulators have breathed the first real life into enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act, a 20-year-old statute meant to combat “redlining” by requiring banks to serve their low-income communities. The administration also has sent a clear message by stiffening enforcement of the fair housing and fair lending laws.

In 1992, Congress mandated that Fannie and Freddie increase their purchases of mortgages for low-income and medium-income borrowers. Operating under that requirement, Fannie Mae, in particular, has been aggressive and creative in stimulating minority gains… Fannie Mae has agreed to buy more loans with very low down payments–or with mortgage payments that represent an unusually high percentage of a buyer’s income. That’s made banks willing to lend to lower-income families they once might have rejected.
The extremely left-wing New York Times noted in 1999 that the GSEs gave out the risky loans under duress from Democrat Bill Clinton.
Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.
In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage companies have been pressing Fannie Mae to help them make more loans to so-called subprime borrowers. These borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans, can only get loans from finance companies that charge much higher interest rates — anywhere from three to four percentage points higher than conventional loans.
According to the New York Times in 2003, George W. Bush tried to stop the Democrats from ruining the economy with these forced loans. He was blocked by Democrats like Barney Frank.
The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

”These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”
Omg not the CRA excuse.

You right whiners get dumber every fricken day of your lying miserable anti-American lives.

The CRA said banks had to make a effort to sell mortgages in their communities to those who could not quite afford the standard rates. They were offered lower rates or lower down payments but they still had to prove they could make those payments.

The CRA had very little to do with the recession.

The only thing the CRA provided was a scape goat for dumbass right whiners searching for something to blame instead of looking in the mirror at their own party.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865870 Feb 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Clinton's first term began in January of 1993 so he certainly didn't sign NAFTA in 1991 did he dummy?
But__he actually did sign NAFTA into law.
NAFTA was a Republican initiative all the way and a Bush I pet project, it was going to become law whether Clinton signed it or not but Clinton saw value in the agreement too.
It became a textbook example for unintended consequences.
Free trade is essential in the modern world.
JustBrowsing

Seattle, WA

#865871 Feb 28, 2013
Holy cow, This thread has some real insane far left crackpots! Creepy!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#865872 Feb 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Seriously, WTF is Up With Bob Woodward?
....Woodward responded the next day that Sperling had no need to apologize. "I for one welcome a little heat; there should [be] more given the importance."
Some threat, huh? As a friend put it via email, "It's odd that a reporter who you would have to assume has had many run-ins, shouting matches, accusations, etc. would go public with his perceived slights. I can't imagine a junior reporter taking this tack now and not being chastised for mishandling it."
Something very odd is going on with Woodward. The point of Sperling's email is clear: he's not taking issue with the idea that the White House proposed the sequester, but he does think Woodward is wrong to say that both sides agreed the sequester substitute would be purely spending cuts with no tax increases. Virtually everyone in Washington agrees that Woodward is wrong about that, yet he's been repeating that line for the past week in the face of mountains of evidence to the contrary.
What's more, Sperling quite clearly didn't threaten Woodward, and Woodward didn't take it as a threat at the time. Again: WTF?
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/02...
Woodward is under the Obama bus, according to lapdogs like sonicfilter.

But Woodward has more credibility than Obama, so the jury is still out.

Other members of the White House steno pool, formerly called reporters, are cowering in fear.
Celine Dijon

Montréal, Canada

#865873 Feb 28, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
Please folks, one more thing before I get my psychiatric treatments. I have a new sockpuppet I would like you all to meet and give a warm welcome to. I call it "Celine Dijon"!!! Please show it some love!!!
Hugs, Waxman.
Remember!!! Phones numbers!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the welcome. I look forward to pooponing a lot of socialist freaks. It will be gray poopon of course.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#865874 Feb 28, 2013
Liberals are Gutless!! The Liberal Media created Obama and will defend him till the End so not to be embarrassed!! This latest attack on Woodward should be Alarming to All Americans, what it shows if you Leave the (Liberal Plantation) you become the ‘Target’ not only by Liberal Journalists but by your own Government!! This attack on Woodward should remove All Doubt the party of Intolerance are Liberals/Democrats!!

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#865876 Feb 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Woodward is under the Obama bus, according to lapdogs like sonicfilter.
But Woodward has more credibility than Obama, so the jury is still out.
Other members of the White House steno pool, formerly called reporters, are cowering in fear.
lol

well let's see how you feel after one of your own smacks you up side the head....

Bob Woodward trolled us (and we got played)

Twitter exploded last night, after Bob Woodward revealed that White House official had warned him he would “regret” saying Obama had moved the goal posts on sequestration.

Predictably, conservatives latched onto this, as it confirmed our suspicion about the Obama Administration’s “Chicago-style” of politics. A lot of mainstream journalists bought into this, too — reflexively believing anything the great Bob Woodward says.

Of course, Woodward (who was expert at trolling for publicity before the internet even existed), benefits greatly from the publicity (nothing sells books like controversy).

Make no mistake. This was no accident. As Politico reported last night,

“Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat.“‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said.“I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say,‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’”

But today, things look different. P0litico has posted the exclusive email from Gene Sperling to Woodward. It begins,“I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today.”

(Frightening, I know!)

Sperling’s email eventually does say,“I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.” But this is clearly not a veiled threat of retaliation, but rather a warning that the reporter was about to get the story wrong.

When Woodward tells of being warned he would “regret” challenging Obama, it sounds ominous. But if Politico’s reporting today is correct, it seems much more innocuous than that.

Looks like we were played.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/28/bob-woodwar...

FOXbot fail.

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Fishers, IN

#865879 Feb 28, 2013
the new FOX hire....

Ok wow. Finally read the email to Woodward. I must now move to the "not a threat" camp.

https://twitter.com/EWErickson

Christie/Erickson 2016!!

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Fishers, IN

#865880 Feb 28, 2013
And Now, Even Conservatives Are Turning On Bob Woodward's Claims

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bob-woodward-g...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#865881 Feb 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Free trade is essential in the modern world.
tell China that which dont think so
Celine Dijon

Montréal, Canada

#865882 Feb 28, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
<quoted text>
Please dear, try not to embarrass the rest of our sockpuppet "family" with the adolescent toilet humor. We make fools of ourselves enough without adding that ingredient. Control your childish instincts!!
If I truly embarrass you than disown me.
I don't recall claiming to be a part of any family to begin with. In fact I poopon the idea of sockpuppet families, that's nothing but poopony socialism in disguise.

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