White House under siege by reality

White House under siege by reality

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GOP

Morehead, KY

#1 Mar 1, 2013
White House under siege by reality
The Washington Times
Friday, March 1, 2013
“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.
President Obama and his liege men have been crying from the rooftops for weeks that if he doesn’t get to further plunder taxpayer pockets, airplanes will fall from the sky, classrooms will empty, fire and brimstone will ruin every hearth because there won’t be anybody at the firehouse to answer the telephone, crooks and criminals will roam the land doing all manner of evil because the cops will be on furlough, babies will cry in vain for milk, men will join bread lines like we haven’t seen since the 1930s and women will weep tears of bitter reproach, tsunamis will rise from the river, bayou and creek, locusts will devour failing crops, and we’ll all be dead by the Fourth of July (if not Memorial Day). Woe is definitely us.
With Judgment Day at hand, the only thing left for the White House to do is to kill, or at least grievously wound, as many bearers of bad news as the president’s men can find. Blaming the press is always popular, because the press deserves whatever abuse it gets. When the president read in The Washington Post, of all places, that he was being called out by the most famous reporter in the land for his fibs and stretchers (a president would never actually tell a lie) about who should be blamed for sequestration hysteria, he could hardly believe it. There, before his very own eyes and in black and white, Bob Woodward was citing chapter and verse with the proof that the sequester originated under Barack Obama’s roof. Truth will out, but it’s not supposed to out in the president’s own house.
This destroyed Mr. Obama’s No. 1 talking point, that the sequester is a Republican ploy. This could not stand. Soon Bob Woodward got a blistering telephone call from an enraged Obama aide, followed by an email from “a very senior person,” telling him that he would “regret doing this.” He didn’t say who the “very senior person” was, being polite and eager to protect an undeserving source, but the aide was later identified as Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council.
Reporters, even famous reporters, get into tiffs with official sources all the time; it comes with the territory. But threats like this come from unusual territory. A president would never dispatch someone to Cleveland to hire a hit man, nor even call in a drone, but he can make good on such threats in harsh and anonymous ways. If he could do it to the most famous reporter and editor at one of the most famous newspapers, he could do it at will to anyone else.
Richard Nixon kept an “enemies list,” and it was taken as the threat the White House meant it to be. Everyone immediately thinks of an IRS audit. John F. Kennedy once canceled a subscription to the late New York Herald-Tribune, which was a nominally Republican newspaper, because he didn’t like something he read there. For several days there was quite a row in all the newspapers.
The Obama White House gets particularly exercised by grunions of the cult who dare question or criticize the messiah from Chicago. When Lanny Davis, a senior aide to President Clinton and a loyal Democrat, summoned the courage to needle the Obama administration early on in a column in The Washington Times, the newspaper got a call suggesting that it should print no more op-ed contributions from Mr. Davis if it knew what was good for him, and it. The Times told the White House, as any serious newspaper would, that the newspaper and not the White House, any White House, decides when and what to print.
GOP

Morehead, KY

#2 Mar 1, 2013
Most presidents come with thin skins, and Mr. Obama’s skin is only thinner than most. He seems to take his authority as messiah as seriously as the members of the cult do. The reporters and correspondents who trail obediently in his wake are mostly too young to remember JFK, but they yearn for the restoration of Camelot, even a cheap cut-rate copy of the original.
Unless he can make the earth move, the Mississippi run backwards and call down thunderbolts from a darkling sky, the president will be exposed over the next few days, weeks and maybe months as the president who cried “wolf”— and the wolf stayed home. It should be a good show. The rest of us are entitled to enjoy it. We’re paying for it.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/...
TRUTH RULES

London, KY

#3 Mar 1, 2013
It's under siege by republicans that won't let anything happen to help the US.
truth

Morehead, KY

#4 Mar 1, 2013
Obama already released hundreds of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers prior to the sequester taking effect. Shows us he doesn't care one whit to put security of the citizens at risk to advance his agenda.

Since: Sep 09

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#5 Mar 1, 2013
This is more of the same from the Republican Party. Look at their history over the last two years. The Republicans in Congress are deliberately 'sabotaging' our own Government thinking it will win elections, at the expense of suffering Americans and our economy. For two years they have attempted to stop and block anything which could help America.

If you don't believe me .....

"For the next two years, we can’t let you (Obama/Biden) succeed in anything. That’s our ticket to coming back."
-- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican)
hehe

London, KY

#6 Mar 1, 2013
truth wrote:
Obama already released hundreds of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers prior to the sequester taking effect. Shows us he doesn't care one whit to put security of the citizens at risk to advance his agenda.
hahahaha
They released the jay walkers and traffic offenders...
btw-
Actually, President Obama didn't have anything to do with this
hahahaa
someone's been watching FAUXNEWS hahahahaha

hehe
Flimsy

London, KY

#7 Mar 1, 2013
"White House under siege by reality"

White House wins! Reality never a close second.
GOP

Morehead, KY

#8 Mar 1, 2013
hehe wrote:
<quoted text>
hahahaha
They released the jay walkers and traffic offenders...
btw-
Actually, President Obama didn't have anything to do with this
hahahaa
someone's been watching FAUXNEWS hahahahaha
hehe
Obama is responsible for running the government which includes all departments.
Saved

Mount Vernon, KY

#9 Mar 1, 2013
Liberals say they are opened minded and tolerant and yet they support intolerant groups. I find a liberal to be a hypocrite rather than straight foward and honest.
Saved

Mount Vernon, KY

#10 Mar 1, 2013
TRUTH RULES wrote:
It's under siege by republicans that won't let anything happen to help the US.
oh wow then I guess there is no reason for a president then. Obama must still be a community organizer and bush must still be in office.
Saved

Mount Vernon, KY

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Just when the furor over the socialist sentiments in President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech seemed to subside, Paul Ryan has charismatically and cogently revived the issue in his newly-minted VP candidacy, thus rightfully keeping the issue alive as we approach the election. But even Ryan, as articulate as he is, is omitting the underlying point. And that point is that not only does Obama have socialist thoughts—but he is also a Third World thinker.

While some critics may hurl any accusation at Obama without any rhyme or reason, my assertion that he is a Third World thinker is based on my unapologetic patriotism for America and my own immigrant experience. As a naturalized American who grew up in the Third World, I saw firsthand the shenanigans that Third World leaders (who should at best be called misleaders) used on their people.

Consequently, I am much more concerned about preserving America’s greatness than about conforming to the mindless mantra among many minorities that this president is a great leader. He is not. I came to America when Ronald Reagan was president. He was a great leader. And he was a president who was unmistakably proud to be American—not a man who went around the world apologizing for America.

A mainstay in the propaganda of Third World leaders is the relentless assault on the wealthy—and Obama is a master at that. In fact, many Third World leaders, despite being well-off themselves, are particularly adept at haranguing the public into thinking that wealth is an evil. And Obama, despite being a millionaire himself, is inimitably adept at public castigation of the wealthy.

In fact, Obama’s Third World socialist proclivities were evident even before he became president. Recall the famous “Joe the Plumber” moment during the 2008 campaign, when Obama declared that he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” That is what Third World dictators do—take things from people who earned them and give them to those who did not.

It behooves us to take a closer look at what else he said in the recent speech where he made the “you didn’t build that” remark. Here is what he said about those who believe their success is due to their own efforts:“If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own.[Yes, he repeated it.] I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I [i.e., they] was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something—there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”

Even a rabid communist in a Third World banana republic could not have done a more vehement denunciation of individual initiative than Obama did in that speech on July 13 at Roanoke, Va. As an immigrant who realized the American Dream with my own hard work, I am stunned by such anti-capitalist poppycock coming from an American president.
Dick

Harold, KY

#12 Mar 1, 2013
Saved wrote:
Liberals say they are opened minded and tolerant and yet they support intolerant groups. I find a liberal to be a hypocrite rather than straight foward and honest.
I find that people posting with a name like saved that spew nothing but hatred are the tools of satan,obcessed and not to be believed in any way shape or form! Theres nothing straight forward or honest about you,you're Just another selfrighous nutcase cut'n'paste finatic troll POS!
Saved

Mount Vernon, KY

#13 Mar 1, 2013
Dick wrote:
<quoted text>I find that people posting with a name like saved that spew nothing but hatred are the tools of satan,obcessed and not to be believed in any way shape or form! Theres nothing straight forward or honest about you,you're Just another selfrighous nutcase cut'n'paste finatic troll POS!
I know truth offends you I understand it would rub someone like you the wrong way and I know you get off big time calling it hate speech just to take the focus off of you. Yeah it's clever I tell the truth and yet you turn around and label me as a hater. But the truth can't be overturned by petty antics from liars. And Dick your truth is a complete lie that want stand because in the end the truth will crush you.
Dick

Harold, KY

#15 Mar 1, 2013
Saved wrote:
<quoted text>
I know truth offends you I understand it would rub someone like you the wrong way and I know you get off big time calling it hate speech just to take the focus off of you. Yeah it's clever I tell the truth and yet you turn around and label me as a hater. But the truth can't be overturned by petty antics from liars. And Dick your truth is a complete lie that want stand because in the end the truth will crush you.
I love it! The self serving judgmental self righous lying self titled christians posting hatred propaganda while telling everone else what scum they are and how you're above christ almighty himself. You can't live it yourself so dont preach it to me dum*uk finatic loon! I am never offended by truth and if you ever told any it might be different but your obcession betrays your claim to righousness! You finatics are just plain laughable!
You Know

Louisville, KY

#16 Mar 1, 2013
If Obama doesnt get his way he's going on vacation.
yes

Morehead, KY

#17 Mar 1, 2013
You Know wrote:
If Obama doesnt get his way he's going on vacation.
It would be just like him to go on vacation after the coming sequester apocalypse he's been prophesying.

Since: Sep 09

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#18 Mar 1, 2013
GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is responsible for running the government which includes all departments.
Really? You need to tell the Republican Party that, because the Republican leadership has totally distroyed the two-party system. It's no long a system of check and balance, it's now used by them solely to make the Government not function. They have used the two-party system to deliberately sabotage the Government in hopes it will win elections.
GOP

Morehead, KY

#19 Mar 2, 2013
___Jenny___ wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? You need to tell the Republican Party that, because the Republican leadership has totally distroyed the two-party system. It's no long a system of check and balance, it's now used by them solely to make the Government not function. They have used the two-party system to deliberately sabotage the Government in hopes it will win elections.
Obama doesn't want a two-party system and he's made it plain he wants to be a dictator and isn't willing to work with the Congress on anything.
His big problem is spending money he doesn't have and we've had two credit downgrades already. You should be thankful the Republicans are trying to help salvage the country for us.
Obama has always had everything handed to him and he is acting like the spoiled child that he is. Instead of working with the Congress to accomplish anything he just flys around the country whining and pitching a fit because he isn't getting his way.
He needs to grow up and do the right thing for the country by working on solutions with the other leaders we have sent to DC instead of trying to dictate to them.
Saved

Mount Vernon, KY

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Dick wrote:
<quoted text>I love it! The self serving judgmental self righous lying self titled christians posting hatred propaganda while telling everone else what scum they are and how you're above christ almighty himself. You can't live it yourself so dont preach it to me dum*uk finatic loon! I am never offended by truth and if you ever told any it might be different but your obcession betrays your claim to righousness! You finatics are just plain laughable!
Try telling almighty God what you've told me when you face him soon.
SpeakUp

Eustis, FL

#21 Mar 3, 2013
GOP wrote:
White House under siege by reality
The Washington Times
Friday, March 1, 2013
“Sequestration,” which sounds like an impolite stomach ailment that almost nobody can spell and few understand, now gets really interesting. With the sequestration deadline having passed, the White House is under siege by reality.
President Obama and his liege men have been crying from the rooftops for weeks that if he doesn’t get to further plunder taxpayer pockets, airplanes will fall from the sky, classrooms will empty, fire and brimstone will ruin every hearth because there won’t be anybody at the firehouse to answer the telephone, crooks and criminals will roam the land doing all manner of evil because the cops will be on furlough, babies will cry in vain for milk, men will join bread lines like we haven’t seen since the 1930s and women will weep tears of bitter reproach, tsunamis will rise from the river, bayou and creek, locusts will devour failing crops, and we’ll all be dead by the Fourth of July (if not Memorial Day). Woe is definitely us.
With Judgment Day at hand, the only thing left for the White House to do is to kill, or at least grievously wound, as many bearers of bad news as the president’s men can find. Blaming the press is always popular, because the press deserves whatever abuse it gets. When the president read in The Washington Post, of all places, that he was being called out by the most famous reporter in the land for his fibs and stretchers (a president would never actually tell a lie) about who should be blamed for sequestration hysteria, he could hardly believe it. There, before his very own eyes and in black and white, Bob Woodward was citing chapter and verse with the proof that the sequester originated under Barack Obama’s roof. Truth will out, but it’s not supposed to out in the president’s own house.
This destroyed Mr. Obama’s No. 1 talking point, that the sequester is a Republican ploy. This could not stand. Soon Bob Woodward got a blistering telephone call from an enraged Obama aide, followed by an email from “a very senior person,” telling him that he would “regret doing this.” He didn’t say who the “very senior person” was, being polite and eager to protect an undeserving source, but the aide was later identified as Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council.
Reporters, even famous reporters, get into tiffs with official sources all the time; it comes with the territory. But threats like this come from unusual territory. A president would never dispatch someone to Cleveland to hire a hit man, nor even call in a drone, but he can make good on such threats in harsh and anonymous ways. If he could do it to the most famous reporter and editor at one of the most famous newspapers, he could do it at will to anyone else.
Richard Nixon kept an “enemies list,” and it was taken as the threat the White House meant it to be. Everyone immediately thinks of an IRS audit. John F. Kennedy once canceled a subscription to the late New York Herald-Tribune, which was a nominally Republican newspaper, because he didn’t like something he read there. For several days there was quite a row in all the newspapers.
The Obama White House gets particularly exercised by grunions of the cult who dare question or criticize the messiah from Chicago. When Lanny Davis, a senior aide to President Clinton and a loyal Democrat, summoned the courage to needle the Obama administration early on in a column in The Washington Times, the newspaper got a call suggesting that it should print no more op-ed contributions from Mr. Davis if it knew what was good for him, and it. The Times told the White House, as any serious newspaper would, that the newspaper and not the White House, any White House, decides when and what to print.
Your Congress cried "CUT CUT CUT". Are you now complaining you wanted to cut so much?

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