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Why Wasn’t Chris Christie Invited to CPAC?

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Thanks to American Conservative Union chairman Al Cardenas, we now know why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wasn’t invited to CPAC this year: he’s too sympathetic to disaster victims and poor people who need medical help: The Real Reason Why Chris Christie Wasn’t Invited to CPAC.

In other words, he’s not quite heartless enough.

Cardenas, whose group organizes the conference, wrote in an e-mail to National Journal that while CPAC was “proud” to invite Christie last year based on his record of balancing the budget and taking on teachers unions, Christie’s record over the past year is far less conservative.

“CPAC is like the all-star game for professional athletes; you get invited when you have had an outstanding year,” Cardenas said. “Hopefully he will have another all-star year in the future, at which time we will be happy to extend an invitation. This is a conservative conference, not a Republican Party event.”

Cardenas cited Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law and his support of a $60 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, which he argued was filled with wasteful spending.

“You get invited when you have had an outstanding year.” That must be why Mitt Romney was invited to speak.

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274 comments

1 erik_t  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 5:57:22pm

Now, y’see, I’d have thought guiding your traditionally-low-risk state through a hurricane with relatively minor loss of life and property would count as an “all-star year” for a governor.

But what do I know? He showed up in a compromising photograph with a dead girl live boy duly-elected President of the United States.

2 Skip Intro  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 5:57:36pm
“CPAC is like the all-star game for professional athletes; you get invited when you have had an outstanding year,” Cardenas said.

So that’s the reason they invited Willard RMoney and Sarah of Wasilla?

3 Targetpractice  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 5:58:31pm

So in other words, they felt that he wasn’t enough of a Grinch to meet their high standards.

4 erik_t  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 5:59:13pm

re: #3 Targetpractice

So in other words, they felt that he wasn’t enough of a Grinch to meet their high standards.

To be fair, the Republican Party’s Grinchdom standards are exceptionally high.

/

5 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:02:41pm

Aw, poor Gov Christie. Think he is upset?

6 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:04:14pm

Newt had such a great year last year that he gets to go to All-Star weekend?

7 PhillyPretzel  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:08:37pm

re: #5 FemNaziBitch

If he is smart he will tell them to take a high dive into a thimble.

8 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:09:21pm

re: #7 PhillyPretzel

If he is smart he will tell them to take a high dive into a thimble.

He doesn’t seem to care to much what people think.

He plays the New Jersey card well.

9 Grackle  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:10:50pm

I could have sworn that Christie was snubbed BEFORE he opted for the medicaid expansion.

10 Kid A  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:12:16pm

CPAC is like the all-star game for professional douchebags.

11 Kid A  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:15:16pm

Example #1,439,982 of why I jumped off the RWNJ Titanic seven years ago. A complete and utter disaster, and I love watching every minute of the cannibalism.

12 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:20:01pm

re: #9 Grackle

Snubbed from the moment he appeared alongside the President and demanded the GOP bring the Sandy aid to the floor in Congress for an up-down vote.

The rwnj have basically given him the “you’re dead to me look”. Wont hurt Christie when he runs for reelection in November, but his national aspirations would take a hit because the GOP requires kowtowing to the most conservative elements in the party, no matter what.

13 Iwouldprefernotto  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:20:03pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

So that’s the reason they invited Willard RMoney and Sarah of Wasilla?

Don’t knock Mitt, he came in 2nd place. He’s a silver medalist.

14 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:22:53pm

re: #13 Iwouldprefernotto

Don’t knock Mitt, he came in 2nd place. He’s a silver medalist.

I don’t know. Republicans really didn’t think he’d win, did they? It was kinda like, yeah, we owe it to Mitt to take his money and let him run, I guess …There isn’t anyone else anyway.

15 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:24:45pm

You have to have had an outstanding year? So, really only a few conservatives should be there by that metric.

16 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:25:39pm

Because he wasn’t a big enough asshole to be invited.

17 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:26:53pm

re: #16 Kragar (Antichrist )

Because he wasn’t a big enough asshole to be invited.

Yeah it’s true. He actually had nice things to say about Obama. Frankly though if I were Christie, I’d be using the fact I wasn’t invite in my re-election campaign to my advantage.

18 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:27:04pm

re: #15 HappyWarrior

You have to have had an outstanding year? So, really only a few conservatives should be there by that metric.

They live in their own quantum universe, remember, Mitt won there.

19 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:28:05pm

re: #18 FemNaziBitch

They live in their own quantum universe, remember, Mitt won there.

That’s right. How could I forget.

20 The Mountain That Blogs  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:30:07pm

re: #18 FemNaziBitch

Speaking of which, unskewedpolls is still going on about oversampling. Still.

21 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:30:32pm

re: #20 The Mountain That Blogs

Speaking of which, unskewedpolls is still going on about oversampling. Still.

Why should they stop a profitable enterprise?

22 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:31:04pm

I don’t like Christie as a presidential candidate (too uncouth, too …), but unlike most Republican wannabees I do see him as a genuine human.

23 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:31:09pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

He will - and use it as a way of showing that he isn’t nearly as conservative as Democrats claim. And then triangulate if he does choose to run in 2016.

24 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:33:09pm

I have to go to bed.

I know it’s early, but I am dead tired.

I’ll probably be back later, as that seems to be the way of things lately.

25 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:33:47pm

re: #22 Achilles Tang

I don’t like Christie as a presidential candidate (too uncouth, too …), but unlike most Republican wannabees I do see him as a genuine human.

I thought he was a bit of a jerk- still do to a degree but it was hard not to be touched as a fellow beach goer when he talked about the devastation on the boardwalk due to Sandy. I also though it was admirable when he basically told the Fox News reporters who were upset that he wasn’t a partisan hack to basically screw off. I’d never vote for him for president but I don’t think he’s an uncaring jerk. Wrong ideas IMO but that’s different than just not caring about those less well off than you like say Jindal and Ryan.

26 Varek Raith  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:34:07pm
27 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:35:38pm

Because he praised Obama’s handling of hurricane Sandy…. What do I win?

28 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:35:56pm

re: #6 Professor Chaos

Newt had such a great year last year that he gets to go to All-Star weekend?

Newt Gingrich is something of an institution at CPAC. His classes and talks are always well attended.

29 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:37:57pm

re: #13 Iwouldprefernotto

Don’t knock Mitt, he came in 2nd place. He’s a silver medalist.

He came in second place and Obama was second to last!

30 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:37:59pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

Newt Gingrich is something of an institution at CPAC. His classes and talks are always well attended.

Classes? These people need classes? I thought that was what lobbyists gave for free.

31 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:38:01pm

re: #27 jamesfirecat

Because he praised Obama’s handling of hurricane Sandy…. What do I win?

You win… a boot to the head:

32 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:38:07pm

CPAC is going to regret this!

33 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39:12pm

re: #30 Achilles Tang

Classes? These people need classes? I thought that was what lobbyists gave for free.

Lots of political conferences offer classes. Classes in history, the law, political organizing, etc.

34 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39:14pm

Fox contributor Monica Crowley: ‘Republicans have done nothing but compromise’

Fox News Channel contributor Monica Crowley on Wednesday denied that Republicans in Congress were using obstruction as a key strategy against President Barack Obama

“President Obama and the Democrats had massive majorities in his first two years, so lets get off the obstructionist point,” she said. “After that, when the Republicans got control of the House, Republicans have done nothing but compromise. They tried to compromise on the tax ceiling. They compromised on the fiscal cliff. They gave President Obama the tax hike he wanted. Where is the balance coming from the President?”

Fox News host Megyn Kelly noted the tax increase was set to go into effect due to expiring tax breaks.

“They could have blocked that,” Crowley claimed. “They gave it to him.”

35 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39:19pm

re: #27 jamesfirecat

Because he praised Obama’s handling of hurricane Sandy…. What do I win?

Commission in Captain Obvious’s Navy. Heh.

36 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39:19pm

re: #32 Gus

CPAC is going to regret this!

There you go making threats!

//

37 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:39:49pm

re: #31 Dark_Falcon

You win… a boot to the head:

[Embedded content]

Don’t hate me because I am right.

38 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:41:06pm

re: #36 Shvaughn

There you go making threats!

//

Gets better.

39 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:42:27pm
40 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:47:23pm

re: #39 Gus

Is that the best threat Chicago Thugs could come up with? O how the muscle have fallen!

41 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:52:54pm

BTW, where’s Carl Bernstein these days? Happy in his life? Resting on his laurels?

42 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:53:46pm
43 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:56:22pm

re: #13 Iwouldprefernotto

Don’t knock Mitt, he came in 2nd place. He’s a silver medalist.

Second place is just the first place loser.. Dale Earnhardt

44 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:56:46pm

re: #42 Mich-again

Good on Clint. Still don’t know why he threw in his lot with a party whose views on that subject and others are so different than his. I mean I am not suggesting he had to back Obama but it just was weird seeing a guy who has come out in favor of gay marriage, is pro-choice, wary of war, etc support someone like Mitt Romney.

45 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:57:33pm

re: #43 Mich-again

Second place is just the first place loser.. Dale Earnhardt

If you’re not first, you’re last. - Ricky Bobby

[dives into bunker]

46 Ming  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:58:24pm

Chris Christie and Chuck Hagel are Republicans who don’t always agree with the right-wing party line. Neither is passionately dedicated to undermining the President. Each has a streak of independence. Neither puts party entirely before country.

In my opinion, these are admirable qualities. But in the right-wing echo chamber, these qualities are highly offensive.

47 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:58:48pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

Good on Clint. Still don’t know why he threw in his lot with a party whose views on that subject and others are so different than his. I mean I am not suggesting he had to back Obama but it just was weird seeing a guy who has come out in favor of gay marriage, is pro-choice, wary of war, etc support someone like Mitt Romney.

$$$$$$

48 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:59:40pm

re: #47 Stanley Sea

$$$$$$

Yeah I guess so. It’s a shame. I still do like him and his movies and him signing that statement reaffirms it but I still don’t know what the hell he was thinking in August.

49 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 6:59:43pm

re: #46 Ming

Chris Christie and Chuck Hagel are Republicans who don’t always agree with the right-wing party line. Neither is passionately dedicated to undermining the President. Each has a streak of independence. Neither puts party entirely before country.

In my opinion, these are admirable qualities. But in the right-wing echo chamber, these qualities are highly offensive.

Just hopn’ Jon Huntsman remains toxic to the TPGOP.

50 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:00:00pm

re: #45 Dark_Falcon

If you’re not first, you’re last. - Ricky Bobby

[dives into bunker]

Saying Grace at CPAC..

51 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:00:10pm
52 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:00:11pm

re: #33 Dark_Falcon

Lots of political conferences offer classes. Classes in history, the law, political organizing, etc.

Classes in spin I presume; or should I say messaging? Perhaps semantics?

53 kirkspencer  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:00:33pm

re: #45 Dark_Falcon

If you’re not first, you’re last. - Ricky Bobby

[dives into bunker]

First is useful, but what matters is who is still standing at the end.

After all, the pig with the straw house was finished first.

54 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:01:29pm

re: #52 Achilles Tang

Classes in spin I presume; or should I say messaging? Perhaps semantics?

You’ve got to admit. Who better to teach the next generation of bullshiters than a man who tried to spin that it was his passion for his country rather than lust that led him to cheat on his sick wife.

55 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:01:43pm

re: #51 Gus

Woodward slips on the ice, and all of Freeperdom is going to DefCon 11.

56 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:03pm

re: #55 Decatur Deb

Woodward slips on the ice, and all of Freeperdom is going to DefCon 11.

I think you mean defcon 0.1 because defcon 11 would be like Al Queada is sending us giftbaskets of oil level of world peace.

57 Achilles Tang  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:18pm

re: #46 Ming

Chris Christie and Chuck Hagel are Republicans who don’t always agree with the right-wing party line. Neither is passionately dedicated to undermining the President. Each has a streak of independence. Neither puts party entirely before country. religion.

58 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:28pm

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested Wednesday the sequester was a conspiracy by President Barack Obama to cut defense spending and raise money for community organizing groups.

Speaking on the House floor, Gohmert said the timing of Obama’s meeting with congressional leaders over the sequester was evidence the President really wanted the across-the-board budget cuts to happen. He claimed the sequester was actually a plot by Obama to cut defense spending and transfer money to “ACORN-like” groups that would help elect Democratic candidates.

59 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:29pm

re: #52 Achilles Tang

Classes in spin I presume; or should I say messaging? Perhaps semantics?

No, those classes are normally taught as part of law school. [rimshot]

60 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:03:45pm

re: #56 jamesfirecat

I think you mean defcon 0.1 because defcon 11 would be like Al Queada is sending us giftbaskets of oil level of world peace.

DefCon Eleventy.

61 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:04:11pm

re: #55 Decatur Deb

Woodward slips on the ice, and all of Freeperdom is going to DefCon 11 DerpCon11.

ftfy

62 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:04:41pm

re: #60 Decatur Deb

DefCon DERPCON Eleventy.

Fixed that for you.

63 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:04:57pm

re: #58 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Given that the sequester cuts money for such groups, the only possible conclusion is that Congressman Gohmert is full of shit.

64 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:05:01pm

re: #62 jamesfirecat

Fixed that for you.

jinx..

65 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:05:26pm

re: #39 Gus

Quite the interesting sentence here on so many different levels….

Officials often threaten reporters that they will “regret” printing something that is untrue, but Woodward took the remark as a threat.

1) I’m not sure how often official threaten reporters
2) I’m not sure if Woodward’s statement is untrue
3) I’m pretty sure if these threats are commonplace then Woodward would be correct in interpreting the threatening statement as a threat.

66 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:06:00pm

re: #63 Dark_Falcon

Given that the sequester cuts money for such groups, the only possible conclusion is that Congressman Gohmert is full of shit.

Would that be a Gohmert Pile?

67 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:06:43pm

re: #65 Killgore Trout

Quite the interesting sentence here on so many different levels….

1) I’m not sure how often official threaten reporters
2) I’m not sure if Woodward’s statement is untrue
3) I’m pretty sure if these threats are commonplace then Woodward would be correct in interpreting the threatening statement as a threat.

“One of these days you’re going to regret how little attention you pay in class.”

68 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:07:09pm

re: #65 Killgore Trout

Quite the interesting sentence here on so many different levels….

1) I’m not sure how often official threaten reporters
2) I’m not sure if Woodward’s statement is untrue
3) I’m pretty sure if these threats are commonplace then Woodward would be correct in interpreting the threatening statement as a threat.

They’ll make him use the service entrance to the White House briefing room.

69 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:07:20pm

re: #58 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Heh lunatic Louie at it again.

70 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:07:26pm
71 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:07:31pm

re: #58 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rep. Louie Gohmert: The sequester an Obama conspiracy to fund ‘ACORN-like groups’

Facepalm

What an embarrassment this man is.

72 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:07:37pm

re: #63 Dark_Falcon

Given that the sequester cuts money for such groups, the only possible conclusion is that Congressman Gohmert is full of shit.

I’m beginning to thin Gohmert might not know what he’s talking about sometimes.

73 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:08:37pm

re: #66 Mich-again

Would that be a Gohmert Pile?

“Is that you, John Wayne? Is it me?”

74 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:08:43pm

re: #72 Kragar (Antichrist )

I’m beginning to thin Gohmert might not know what he’s talking about sometimes.

I think that’s most of the time with him.

75 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:08:51pm

re: #67 Gus

“One of these days you’re going to regret how little attention you pay in class.”

Are you threatening me?

76 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:08:52pm

Will there be a throbbing memo email?

77 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:09:43pm

Kerry wows Parisian reporters by speaking French

He spoke French?

IMPEACHMENT!!!!
/

78 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:10:00pm

re: #14 FemNaziBitch

I don’t know. Republicans really didn’t think he’d win, did they? It was kinda like, yeah, we owe it to Mitt to take his money and let him run, I guess …There isn’t anyone else anyway.

MITT WON TEH MOST RED SPACES ON TEH MAP!!!111 TEH ELECTION WUZ TOTALLY STOLE!!!11!!!11

79 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:10:10pm

re: #77 Kragar (Antichrist )

Kerry wows Parisian reporters by speaking French

He spoke French?

IMPEACHMENT!!!!
/

See, this is why we should have never elected him in 2004. //

80 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:11:42pm

re: #58 Kragar (Antichrist )

O_o.

81 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:13:15pm

what’s up with this bob woodward outrage right now?

82 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:15:08pm

re: #70 Gus

Heh

83 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:15:44pm

re: #81 SpaceJesus

what’s up with this bob woodward outrage right now?

Someone told him he would regret something.

84 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:16:19pm

Bob Woodward is the wingnuts new heartthrob! Ben Carson is so last week.

85 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:16:20pm

re: #81 SpaceJesus

He’s been nuts since 2002 (maybe earlier).

86 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:17:36pm

Wow, no one goes on Hannity unless they have an agenda a mile long.

87 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:19:13pm

Are Lizardim a-feared of taking the Tea Party History Test?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Humph. I thought better of yunz.

88 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:20:02pm

re: #85 chadu

I don’t really follow this guy. Elaborate on his lunacy?

89 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:20:38pm

re: #81 SpaceJesus

what’s up with this bob woodward outrage right now?

I think the Dkos rec list sums it up nicely
F*ck you Bob Woodward

Seething rage over deviation from the desired talking points. Very naughty.

90 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:21:09pm

re: #86 dragonath

Wow, no one goes on Hannity unless they have an agenda a mile long.

Rep. Keith Ellison hammers Sean Hannity: You’re a shill for the Republican Party

Hannity began his segment by claiming President Barack Obama was to blame for looming across-the-budget cuts known as the sequester. The conservative Fox News host insisted the President was “fearmongering” about the consequences of the cuts and played an irreverent mash-up of Obama’s recent speeches.

“You’re the worst excuse for a journalist I’ve ever seen,” Ellison said after being introduced.

Hannity asked for Ellison to repeat himself, claiming he couldn’t hear him. Instead, Ellison continued to blast Hannity, saying his mash-up was deceptive “yellow journalism” and a “breach of every journalistic ethic I know of.” Ellison told Hannity he was a “shill for the Republican Party,” but Hannity repeatedly insisted he was a “registered conservative.”

Who ran for President for the Conservative Party last year?

91 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:22:24pm

re: #90 Kragar (Antichrist )

Rep. Keith Ellison hammers Sean Hannity: You’re a shill for the Republican Party

Who ran for President for the Conservative Party last year?

There is a Conservative Party of New York so he probably does belong to that but that’s a funny way to claim you’re not a hack for the Republican Party by citing your membership in a party that pretty much always endorses the Republican candidate unless they deem them not conservative enough.

92 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:23:35pm

re: #89 Killgore Trout

heh

“Why no, Bobby I can’t. By the way, can you imagine barack Obama sell arms to Iran to finance an illegal war in Nicaragua? Can you imagine Barack Obama invading Iraq under false pretenses, cherry picking debunked intelligence all the way?”

93 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:24:50pm

re: #89 Killgore Trout

I think the Dkos rec list sums it up nicely
F*ck you Bob Woodward

Seething rage over deviation from the desired talking points. Very naughty.

Woodward has had his key to the moonbat club taken away.

94 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:25:01pm

re: #89 Killgore Trout

I think the Dkos rec list sums it up nicely
F*ck you Bob Woodward

Seething rage over deviation from the desired talking points. Very naughty.

Maybe Woodward has turned into a big old wuss who doesn’t like being challenged.

95 drool  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:25:28pm

All star event? So why are they having a bunch of LOSERS speak?

96 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:25:43pm

lol

[Link: www.amazon.com…]

97 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:25:48pm

re: #93 NJDhockeyfan

Woodward has had his key to the moonbat club taken away.

Really, he was a moonbat. When?

98 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:25:58pm

re: #93 NJDhockeyfan

Woodward has had his key to the moonbat club taken away.

Deep Derp.

99 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:26:18pm

re: #93 NJDhockeyfan

Woodward has had his key to the moonbat club taken away.

Moonbat?

100 palomino  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:26:24pm

re: #93 NJDhockeyfan

Woodward has had his key to the moonbat club taken away.

When was Woodward ever a member of the moonbat club?

101 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:26:56pm

“Revealing the man behind the bad press, two premier journalists uncover the real Dan Quayle—an ambitious, crafty politician who possesses much more savvy than his many detractors are willing to admit.”

102 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:28:54pm

Bob Woodward must be the finest investigative journalist of all time in order to discover Dan Quayle’s inner genius.

103 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:28:57pm

So Woodward is going to save the honor of the republic by going on the show of anti-gay bigot Hannity.

What a surprise that Killgore supports all that.

104 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:29:22pm

re: #95 drool

All star event? So why are they having a bunch of LOSERS speak?

They never said what kind of stars. I’m thinking Brown Dwarfs.

105 calochortus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:30:26pm

re: #104 Kragar (Antichrist )

They never said what kind of stars. I’m thinking Brown Dwarfs.

Brown? Are you sure about that?

106 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:30:33pm

Pat Robertson: Second Hand Clothes Could Have DEMONS In Them!
and by the way Pass up on those moccasins someone else has been walkin in..

107 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:31:01pm

re: #96 SpaceJesus

lol

[Link: www.amazon.com…]

Riveting! /

Readers will find little here to change perception of Vice President J. Danforth Quayle as a lightweight with a short attention span, a confused sense of history and lacking in “the vision thing.” In a reprint of a controversial seven-part series that appeared in the Washington Post , journalists Woodward and Broder describe Quayle’s 1976 entry into politics, his contributions as a senator, his aggressive campaign to be picked by George Bush as his 1988 running mate, his ordeal-by-ridicule throughout that campaign and his accomplishments as vice-president. There’s an entire chapter on Quayle’s golf obsession (“I can’t get enough of it!”) in which the authors aver that the game is a major part of his life, essential to his psychic balance and a key to understanding him. We’re shown that another key is his formidable wife Marilyn, and Woodward and Broder do a fine job describing her role in her husband’s career. She comes off as having more substance than he. And she is more interesting to read about in this short but informative book

108 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:31:07pm

re: #88 SpaceJesus

I don’t really follow this guy. Elaborate on his lunacy?

Woodward’s always been conservative, but (IMAO) he got a hard-on about GWB and a hard-off about BHO.

And I feel it’s influenced his journalistic integrity, in both cases.

109 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:31:17pm

re: #106 Mich-again

Pat Robertson: Second Hand Clothes Could Have DEMONS In Them!
and by the way Pass up on those moccasins someone else has been walkin in..

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Still blows my mind that he actually was a candidate for president at one time and somewhat serious too.

110 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:31:35pm

re: #105 calochortus

Brown? Are you sure about that?

If you check the signal it emanates, its distinctly a brown note.

111 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:32:08pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Still blows my mind that he actually was a candidate for president at one time and somewhat serious too.

Won Nevada and Washington, too.

EDIT: And Alaska and …Hawaii??

112 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:32:16pm

re: #97 blueraven

Really, he was a moonbat. When?

Woodward has always been conservative.

At least, in my reading.

113 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:32:32pm

re: #84 Vicious Babushka

Who?

114 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:33:04pm

re: #100 palomino

When was Woodward ever a member of the moonbat club?

As long as he was writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light the left has loved him. Now all of a sudden he find something he doesn’t like with a Democrat president the left goes nuts. The moonbats at DKos are seething over this.

115 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:33:10pm

re: #111 dragonath

Won Nevada and Washington, too.

Jeez, I didn’t realize that. I thought he fizzed out after the Iowa Caucus. Was not aware he actually won some primaries.

116 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:33:33pm

re: #102 SpaceJesus

Bob Woodward must be the finest investigative journalist of all time in order to discover Dan Quayle’s inner genius.

He is a Moonbat!

117 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:33:39pm

Fools, anyone to the left of Robert Bork is a moonbat.

118 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:34:32pm

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

As long as he was writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light the left has loved him. Now all of a sudden he find something he doesn’t like with a Democrat president the left goes nuts. The moonbats at DKos are seething over this.

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I don’t care what they’re doing at DKos. Neither do I care what they’re doing at wingnuts sites.

119 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:34:33pm
“You get invited when you have had an outstanding year.” That must be why Mitt Romney was invited to speak.

Romney was invited. He’s chairing the panel discussion in Storage B.

120 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:35:12pm

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

As long as he was writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light the left has loved him. Now all of a sudden he find something he doesn’t like with a Democrat president the left goes nuts. The moonbats at DKos are seething over this.

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Watergate is writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light? Way to act like a total hack.

121 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:35:28pm

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

As long as he was writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light the left has loved him. Now all of a sudden he find something he doesn’t like with a Democrat president the left goes nuts. The moonbats at DKos are seething over this.

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Do you mean Nixon? Yeah he should have let that Watergate shit ride.

122 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:35:35pm

Kansas proposes law to allow Doctor’s to lie to women

The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee recommended a bill yesterday that would effectively allow doctors to lie or withhold information about debilitating genetic conditions or birth defects in order to influence women’s decisions about their pregnancies.

Kansas SB 142 provides blanket protection from “wrongful birth” lawsuits to doctors, with section 1(a) reading:

“No civil action may be commenced in any court for a claim of wrongful life or wrongful birth, and no damages may be recovered in any civil action for any physical condition of a minor that existed at the time of such minor’s birth if the damages sought arise out of a claim that a person’s action or omission contributed to such minor’s mother not obtaining an abortion.”

123 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:35:52pm

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

I don’t think it’s partisan, per se.

I actually think it’s that Woodward has drifted further right, into wingnut territory, in recent years.

His comments today/yesterday (ho, Intertubes!) about President Obama ignoring elements of the sequester implies he’s not an objective journalist anymore.

124 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:35:52pm

Watergate was a smear. Biased. Team, we were screwed!

125 goddamnedfrank  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:36:33pm

re: #81 SpaceJesus

what’s up with this bob woodward outrage right now?

He has to hit the panic / snooze button every so often or his 15 minutes will time out and per the contract Bernstein gain’s possession of his firstborn child.

126 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:36:39pm

re: #119 Bulworth

Romney was invited. He’s chairing the panel discussion in Storage B.

They needed someone to cover Robert Stacy McCain’s bar tab.

127 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:36:59pm

I don’t get it. Republicans should be really happy that Woodward put Nixon in a bad light.

keeripes, man.

128 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:37:05pm

re: #123 chadu

I don’t think it’s partisan, per se.

I actually think it’s that Woodward has drifted further right, into wingnut territory, in recent years.

His comments today/yesterday (ho, Intertubes!) about President Obama ignoring elements of the sequester implies he’s not an objective journalist anymore.

He’s bored and wants the glory of days past.

Again, is Carl enjoying life? Probably in a vineyard in Napa or Italy.

129 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:37:21pm

Yeah. Not a good idea to appear as though you’re defending Nixon or Republicans WRT to Watergate.

130 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:37:48pm

re: #125 goddamnedfrank

He has to hit the panic / snooze button every so often or his 15 minutes will time out and per the contract Bernstein gain’s possession of his firstborn child.

win

131 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:38:04pm

re: #127 dragonath

I don’t get it. Republicans should be really happy that Woodward put Nixon in a bad light.

keeripes, man.

Without Watergate, there is arguably no Reagan Revolution.

132 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:38:13pm

re: #81 SpaceJesus

what’s up with this bob woodward outrage right now?

He’s gone from an incorruptible journalistic icon into a human being (with all the flaws associated with such).

133 Bubblehead II  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:38:30pm

Night Lizards.

Sleep well and may the Deity of Your Choice smile upon you.

134 calochortus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:38:40pm

re: #110 Kragar (Antichrist )

If you check the signal it emanates, its distinctly a brown note.

I was actually referring to the odds of brown-anything showing up at CPAC

135 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:38:50pm

re: #127 dragonath

I don’t get it. Republicans should be really happy that Woodward put Nixon in a bad light.

keeripes, man.

The True Conservatives had to make Nixon go away after he proposed National Health Care in 1971.

136 palomino  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:39:12pm

re: #97 blueraven

Really, he was a moonbat. When?

He never was. But to the Republican faithful he always will be, given that he played a role in bringing down Nixon.

What’s sad is that now he runs off to Hannity because he got his feelings hurt by a career WH staffer. Yawn.

137 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:39:47pm

Nixon’s piano playing was never the same after Watergate broke. That’s why Republicans are so angry.

138 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:02pm

re: #134 calochortus

I was actually referring to the odds of brown-anything showing up at CPAC

Herman Cain, Alan West, Ben Carson…

139 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:05pm

re: #128 Stanley Sea

Oh, crap, 2 weeks ago I read something about what Bernstein was doing now, and it’s slid completely out of my headguts.

DAMMIT.

140 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:18pm

re: #134 calochortus

I was actually referring to the odds of brown-anything showing up at CPAC

Brown gravy, served by waiters frisked for video cams.

141 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:37pm

re: #136 palomino

He never was. But to the Republican faithful he always will be, given that he played a role in bringing down Nixon.

What’s sad is that now he runs off to Hannity because he got his feelings hurt by a career WH staffer. Yawn.

Going on Hannity I really thinks says a lot about him and his motivations. Hannity’s a proud partisan hack.

142 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:38pm

Annnnd. We are re-living the Nixon years.

The first years of the moonbat.

Those, actually, were the days.

143 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:40:55pm

re: #139 chadu

Oh, crap, 2 weeks ago I read something about what Bernstein was doing now, and it’s slid completely out of my headguts.

DAMMIT.

Find out!

144 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:41:05pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

Without Watergate, there is arguably no Reagan Revolution.

Please expand.

(Also, I am also in NoVa. Wanna have lunch someday?)

145 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:41:17pm

re: #142 Stanley Sea

Annnnd. We are re-living the Nixon years.

The first years of the moonbat.

Those, actually, were the days.

LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN

146 calochortus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:41:19pm

re: #138 Kragar (Antichrist )

Herman Cain, Alan West, Ben Carson…

Oh, all right. You win. :)

147 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:42:26pm

re: #140 Decatur Deb

Brown gravy, served by waiters frisked for video cams.

Brown gravy, over french fries or home fries, is one of the best things in the Universe.

148 Killgore Trout  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:42:29pm

re: #118 Gus

I don’t care what they’re doing at DKos. Neither do I care what they’re doing at wingnuts sites.

I’m kind of surprised we didn’t get a thread about the massive derp off between Kieth Ellison and Sean Hannity. Totally devoid of content and each side thinks they won some massive victory. Similar with the Woodward situation but, although I don’t agree with everything he has to say, he is a serious person. Raging spittle because he doesn’t support the party line isn’t persuasive. He’s not Ted Nugent, Brian Fischer or Sarah Palin. There aren’t many media personalities I’m willing to take seriously these days but Woodward is worth considering. Seeing the reaction to his heresy does give me pause.

149 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:42:33pm

re: #144 chadu

Please expand.

(Also, I am also in NoVa. Wanna have lunch someday?)

Sure. A more establishment Democrat probably wins in 1976 and doesn’t make the mistakes that lead to Carter being weakened in 1980. And yeah maybe but I must warn I’m boring. Reagan also ironically took advantage of the mistrust in government that resulted from Watergate.

150 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:42:57pm

re: #143 Stanley Sea

I’ll try!

151 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:43:15pm

re: #147 chadu

Brown gravy, over french fries or home fries, is one of the best things in the Universe.

Not as good as waiters with video.

152 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:43:36pm

re: #131 HappyWarrior

Without Watergate, there is arguably no Reagan Revolution.

Nixon was going to push for universal healthcare Durring his second term…

153 palomino  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:44:02pm

re: #114 NJDhockeyfan

As long as he was writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light the left has loved him. Now all of a sudden he find something he doesn’t like with a Democrat president the left goes nuts. The moonbats at DKos are seething over this.

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What other GOP presidents did Woodward write about in a bad light? I’m sure you realize that he was much more deferential to Bush than many other journalists, moonbat or otherwise?

As for Watergate, that paranoid level of corruption was all Nixon’s doing…not a case of a moonbat targeting a conservative. Are you really still living in 1974? Nixon resigned and he’s dead. Get over it, neither he nor zombie Reagan is returning.

154 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:44:16pm

re: #152 jamesfirecat

Nixon was going to push for universal healthcare Durring his second term…

Yeah, the same way he ended Vietnam in his first term.

I doubt it.

155 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:44:49pm

re: #152 jamesfirecat

Nixon was going to push for universal healthcare Durring his second term…

He did have a second term.

156 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:44:54pm

re: #120 HappyWarrior

Watergate is writing stories that put Republican presidents in a bad light? Way to act like a total hack.

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

157 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:45:53pm

re: #148 Killgore Trout

I’m kind of surprised we didn’t get a thread about the massive derp off between Kieth Ellison and Sean Hannity. Totally devoid of content and each side thinks they won some massive victory. Similar with the Woodward situation but, although I don’t agree with everything he has to say, he is a serious person. Raging spittle because he doesn’t support the party line isn’t persuasive. He’s not Ted Nugent, Brian Fischer or Sarah Palin. There aren’t many media personalities I’m willing to take seriously these days but Woodward is worth considering. Seeing the reaction to his heresy does give me pause.

You know. It’s Woodward that’s going on this speaking tour. It’s Woodward that’s fanning the flames. Everything was quieting down until today he decides to go on CNN and say that someone saying he would “regret” this is somehow a threat. A threat. That’s very serious charge.

158 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:46:38pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

Sure. A more establishment Democrat probably wins in 1976 and doesn’t make the mistakes that lead to Carter being weakened in 1980. And yeah maybe but I must warn I’m boring.

What Democrat in 76, other than Carter?

Curious. I was 6.

I think 80 would have weakened any President; what response to the situation? Either you wait and negotiate, and look weak, or you send in troops who get killed and look even more weak.

Only a victory would allay the bullshit… and it wouldn’t even do that, because (IMAO) in the 80s and 90s, we has no idea about assymetrical warfare.

159 Decatur Deb  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:01pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

Was a good reporter the last time I noticed him, but he seems to have gone flakey with the “Out to get me” shtick.

160 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:06pm

re: #151 Decatur Deb

Not as good as waiters with video.

You are going to the wrong diners.

161 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:25pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

Honestly, I haven’t read about what happened so I can’t objectively comment but frankly it’s a huge turn off that he’s appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio show to make his point. Hannity has an obvious agenda against this administration. If he were appearing on someone who didn’t have an agenda, I’d be more interested in what he has to say but the fact of the matter is he’s appearing on one of the biggest knuckledraggers against this president. Not a respectful critic mind you but a man who has shown that he will do anything to slander this president over anything.

162 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:33pm

re: #152 jamesfirecat

Nixon was going to push for universal healthcare Durring his second term…

NO. WAI.

163 blueraven  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:49pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

when he stated doing opinion and gossip instead of journalism.

164 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:47:56pm

Hannity is a bigot. I know gay and transgender rights don’t register in conservatives skulls but I automatically lose all respect for anyone who decides to use his platform.

165 jamesfirecat  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:12pm

re: #155 HappyWarrior

He did have a second term.

I meant as in things he might have done with his second term if Watergate did not come to light.

[Link: www.kaiserhealthnews.org…]

166 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:30pm

re: #154 dragonath

Yeah, the same way he ended Vietnam in his first term.

I doubt it.

Doubt no more.. Richard Nixon proposes National Health Care in 1971

167 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:38pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

Uh, biased reporting without factual basis?

You, no matter who you are, cannot live off your laurels scott free the rest of your life.

168 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:44pm

re: #158 chadu

What Democrat in 76, other than Carter?

Curious. I was 6.

I think 80 would have weakened any President; what response to the situation? Either you wait and negotiate, and look weak, or you send in troops who get killed and look even more weak.

Only a victory would allay the bullshit… and it wouldn’t even do that, because (IMAO) in the 80s and 90s, we has no idea about assymetrical warfare.

I don’t know. I just think they would have gone with someone more establishment because I think Watergate adn teh desire for an outsider helped Carter get nominated in the first place. As I recall reading, Carter’s biggest rival was Mo Udall.

169 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:49pm

re: #148 Killgore Trout

Why is him being criticized for some badly-stated, half-baked ideas giving you pause?

Normally, when people say stuff that doesn’t make a lick of sense— like saying Obama should ignore the sequester in using the US military— the response is them getting criticized.

What am I missing?

170 erik_t  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:48:51pm

Did we just MBF a decent sitting Congressman and Sean fucking Hannity?

Oh my stars.

171 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:50:59pm

re: #166 Mich-again

That 40 year old speech from Nixon could have been dusted off to promote the ACA. Same issues today, just worse. This is just one of the many pieces of evidence that points out how far to the right that the GOP has crept. The GOP is full blown John Birch Society now.

172 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:51:03pm

Woodward ending up doing about the same thing that Elon Musk did over the NY Times Tesla review. Sometimes, it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.

173 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:51:10pm

re: #167 Stanley Sea

Uh, biased reporting without factual basis?

You, no matter who you are, can live on your laurels scott free the rest of your life.

Yep. Really, it’s admriable what he did in the early 70’s and it’s appreciated but he shouldn’t get a virtual “get out of jail free” card. I’ll give an example. I liked Bill Clinton a lot as president but his attitude towards then candidate Obama in 2008 annoyed me and I did criticize him for that.

174 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:51:23pm

re: #166 Mich-again

Yeah, I knew that, but Nixon called child care “soviet”. But there were enough normal people in his caucus back then.

BUT WATERGATE RUINED IT! THAT’S WHY WOODWARD SUCKS!

175 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:51:38pm

re: #165 jamesfirecat

I meant as in things he might have done with his second term if Watergate did not come to light.

Ah gotcha.

176 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:52:17pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers.

No, this isn’t really true. He’s famous for Watergate, and he’s written a lot of books, but he’s not really considered a great journalist. His style has come into a lot of criticism— a lot of reporters feel he gets co-opted very easily, as he did with Bush.

He’s not a liberal icon. He’s one of the reporters that followed the story, but he didn’t do it because of liberal principles, but because he was a reporter. He’d be a weird choice of icon.

177 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:52:42pm

re: #168 HappyWarrior

I’ll have to look up Udall.

But remember, this was in the middle of the Democratic (WTF?!?!) period, when they couldn’t find their ass with both hands.

(PERSONAL: Dude, I’m in Alexandria. Wanna hit up Nando’s at Pentagon Row? Spicy chicken!)

178 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:53:11pm

re: #122 Kragar (Antichrist )

Kansas proposes law to allow Doctor’s to lie to women

Proper reply from the American Medical Association and any state medical boards:

“The legislature can pass the laws it wants to pass, but any doctor found to have been ‘lying for Jesus’ in this fashion will lose his or her board certification posthaste.”

179 palomino  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:53:21pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

When he got senile and decided to start running off to mindless partisan robots like Hannity to make his case that—gasp!—someone in the WH was rude to him in an email.

Tell me, where’s the substance here? That someone at the WH didn’t want him to write a story? Happens every day that staffers pressure reporters not to write stories. Unless he had reason to believe that Sperling is now a violent criminal, the threat exists only in his head.

180 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:53:22pm

re: #170 erik_t

Did we just MBF a decent sitting Congressman and Sean fucking Hannity?

Oh my stars.

That is a fucking sin in my personal religion.

181 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:53:27pm

re: #174 dragonath

I never said Woodward sucks. I did say the GOP has become the John Birch society.

182 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:53:33pm

re: #170 erik_t

Did we just MBF a decent sitting Congressman and Sean fucking Hannity?

Oh my stars.

Yes he did.

183 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:54:05pm

Woodward’s credibility took a huge hit when he declared he was absolutely certain there were WMDs in Iraq. A lot of people saw that as proof of his complete co-optment by the Bush administration, but whatever the case, it was both wrong and silly of him to say, as a journalist.

184 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:54:30pm

re: #177 chadu

I’ll have to look up Udall.

But remember, this was in the middle of the Democratic (WTF?!?!) period, when they couldn’t find their ass with both hands.

(PERSONAL: Dude, I’m in Alexandria. Wanna hit up Nando’s at Pentagon Row? Spicy chicken!)

True that. And yeah that could work.
{I’m in Western Loudoun County. Alexandria’s a bit of a ways away but I get to the city and near it fairly often.”

185 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:56:15pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Yep. Really, it’s admriable what he did in the early 70’s and it’s appreciated but he shouldn’t get a virtual “get out of jail free” card. I’ll give an example. I liked Bill Clinton a lot as president but his attitude towards then candidate Obama in 2008 annoyed me and I did criticize him for that.

Also, Bill fucking lied to me on TV (“I did not have sex with that woman”). I chose to believe him, and was proven wrong. I hold a grudge.

Though, that’s only on the personal level. On the political level, he’s a brilliant speaker and supports stuff I support.

UPSHOT: I think he’s personally scum, but a useful advocae for stuff I want to see get done.

And yes, it makes me nauseous.

186 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:57:21pm

re: #158 chadu

What Democrat in 76, other than Carter?

Curious. I was 6.

I think 80 would have weakened any President; what response to the situation? Either you wait and negotiate, and look weak, or you send in troops who get killed and look even more weak.

Only a victory would allay the bullshit… and it wouldn’t even do that, because (IMAO) in the 80s and 90s, we has no idea about assymetrical warfare.

A better prepared Operation EAGLE CLAW might have succeeded if ruthlessly executed. It’s also possible that a more aware administration might have seen the danger in Iran better and closed the US embassy before it could have been stormed.

187 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:57:38pm

re: #181 Mich-again

I know. I’m referring to the weird “moonbat” bashing further upthread.

188 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:58:51pm

re: #184 HappyWarrior

“I’m in Western Loudoun County. Alexandria’s a bit of a ways away but I get to the city and near it fairly often.”

Next time, ping me 12 hrs in advance, and I’ll buy you lunch of your choice within a 2 or 3 block radius of Metro Center.

Also: note we have awesome food trucks now.

:)

189 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:59:03pm

re: #161 HappyWarrior

Honestly, I haven’t read about what happened so I can’t objectively comment but frankly it’s a huge turn off that he’s appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio show to make his point. Hannity has an obvious agenda against this administration. If he were appearing on someone who didn’t have an agenda, I’d be more interested in what he has to say but the fact of the matter is he’s appearing on one of the biggest knuckledraggers against this president. Not a respectful critic mind you but a man who has shown that he will do anything to slander this president over anything.

He was interviewed by Politico which started this whole thing about the ‘threat’. After that he went on Wolf Blitzer’s show and Hannity is tomorrow. Looks like he’s making the rounds on the news sites and cable channels. I have a feeling he will be on a bunch of Sunday morning programs.

190 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:59:47pm

re: #187 dragonath

I know. I’m referring to the weird “moonbat” bashing further upthread.

Agree.. That’s a nice typewriter you got there Woodward, It’d be a shame if something happened to it.

191 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 7:59:58pm

re: #189 NJDhockeyfan

He was interviewed by Politico which started this whole thing about the ‘threat’. After that he went on Wolf Blitzer’s show and Hannity is tomorrow. Looks like he’s making the rounds on the news sites and cable channels. I have a feeling he will be on a bunch of Sunday morning programs.

Fair enough but you do see why someone would be wary that he’s appearing on Hannity, I hope.

192 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:00:32pm

Nixon could never go on Laugh-In again without being Laughed At.

Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all night.

193 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:01:20pm

re: #188 chadu

Next time, ping me 12 hrs in advance, and I’ll buy you lunch of your choice within a 2 or 3 block radius of Metro Center.

Also: note we have awesome food trucks now.

:)

Sounds good.

194 Lidane  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:01:31pm

re: #28 Dark_Falcon

Newt Gingrich is something of an institution at CPAC. His classes and talks are always well attended.

Which is a sad statement about the people going to CPAC. Newt’s an ignorant gasbag. What the hell could he teach anyone except how to be an ignorant gasbag?

195 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:01:48pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Fair enough but you do see why someone would be wary that he’s appearing on Hannity, I hope.

I do, but I don’t think it really represents a problem in this case. Hannity’s is simply his prime-time appearance on Fox News as part of a news network appearance circuit.

196 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:02:19pm

re: #194 Lidane

Which is a sad statement about the people going to CPAC. Newt’s an ignorant gasbag. What the hell could he teach anyone except how to be an ignorant gasbag?

How do we know that’s not what he’s teaching? As I said, this is a guy who once spun his adultery as passion for country. No love for Newt but the man is an incredible bullshit artist.

197 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:03:44pm

re: #194 Lidane

Which is a sad statement about the people going to CPAC. Newt’s an ignorant gasbag. What the hell could he teach anyone except how to be an ignorant gasbag?

“How to Cheat on Your Wife”

198 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:03:45pm

Sorry but after what the right subjected Sandra Fluke to, Bob Woodward has nothing to worry about.

199 Lidane  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:03:46pm
200 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:03:54pm

re: #195 Dark_Falcon

I do, but I don’t think it really represents a problem in this case. Hannity’s is simply his prime-time appearance on Fox News as part of a news network appearance circuit.

Sure, as I said, I can’t objectively comment but my eyebrow did peak when I saw he was going on Hannity and I believe it’s Hannity’s personal radio show that he’s appearing on.

201 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:04:22pm

re: #194 Lidane

Which is a sad statement about the people going to CPAC. Newt’s an ignorant gasbag. What the hell could he teach anyone except how to be an ignorant gasbag?

He’s actually better than average as a political tactician and he is very good at teaching the tactics he has mastered.

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

202 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:04:25pm

re: #186 Dark_Falcon

A better prepared Operation EAGLE CLAW might have succeeded if ruthlessly executed. It’s also possible that a more aware administration might have seen the danger in Iran better and closed the US embassy before it could have been stormed.

Yeah, I’m not seeing “ruthless” in the 70s or early 80s from anyone, not even the CIA. My opinion.

I agree with you: a more aware administration would have taken the danger into account.

Failing to take the (future) danger or ramifications into account seems to be a perpetual American failing, across party and faction.

I’m honestly not sure whether to blame the legislative or executive branch, or both equally. (Actually, I think it swings — strong Congress, weak President; strong President, weak Congress — and hip-shot stupidity becomes law.)

203 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:05:04pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

I’m glad you think that.

204 Lidane  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:07:31pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

He’s actually better than average as a political tactician and he is very good at teaching the tactics he has mastered.

Which is exactly why he was the GOP nominee in 2012.

Oh, wait.

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

Strong value in teaching people how to be assholes, maybe. Anything else? Not so much. His temper tantrums as Speaker helped get Clinton a second term.

205 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:08:14pm

Professor Gingrich Presents:

How to Shut Down the Government

“And if you don’t succeed at first- try, try again”

206 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:08:56pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

He’s actually better than average as a political tactician and he is very good at teaching the tactics he has mastered.

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

But those tactics destroy our representative democracy?

And he failed in his big ideas, like the gov’t shutdown? (I lived in downtown DC for that, and it sucked.)

Strong value? You must be kidding.

207 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:09:59pm

re: #176 Glenn Beck’s Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut

No, this isn’t really true. He’s famous for Watergate, and he’s written a lot of books, but he’s not really considered a great journalist. His style has come into a lot of criticism— a lot of reporters feel he gets co-opted very easily, as he did with Bush.

He’s not a liberal icon. He’s one of the reporters that followed the story, but he didn’t do it because of liberal principles, but because he was a reporter. He’d be a weird choice of icon.

I don’t know about that. From Wiki:

He has been a recipient of nearly every other major American journalism award, including the Heywood Broun award (1972), Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting (1972 and 1986), Sigma Delta Chi Award (1973), George Polk Award (1972), William Allen White Medal (2000), and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency (2002). In 2012, Colby College presented Woodward with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism as well as an honorary doctorate.[8]

Fred Barnes of the Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.”[9] In 2003, Albert Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In 2004, Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.”[10]c

I bet any reporter would love to have half of the career he’s had.

208 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:10:20pm

There’s a reason why Newt ended up being ousted by his fellow Republicans because even they saw what a pompous blowhard he is.

209 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:10:42pm
210 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:10:52pm

Yea, aren’t we glad he’s teaching core conservative values at Westboro Baptist… I mean, CPAC.

How low the Republicans have gone. And yet people here still support these clowns.

211 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:11:17pm

Okay, I read about the comments. Seems like a whole lot of nothing frankly I can see why Woodward may have taken them as a threat but I also think a lot is being made of it at the same time.

212 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:12:01pm

re: #207 NJDhockeyfan

I don’t think most reporters envy his declaration that he’s 100% certain about the WMDs in Iraq, or his reputation for losing his objectivity easily.

And he’s now worsening that reputation.

213 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:12:39pm

re: #198 Gus

Sorry but after what the right subjected Sandra Fluke to, Bob Woodward has nothing to worry about.

And is still.

214 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:13:41pm

re: #213 Stanley Sea

And is still.

Yeah. Let me get my fainting couch for Woodward. If anything this will mean more book sales. I doubt he cares about what they think about him a DKos or my pictures.

215 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:14:45pm

Woodward also spoke to Politico, and read out part of the email. He said he had been “yelled at” for about 30 minutes, and that the official wrote, “I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith wrote Wednesday night that the official was Sperling.

“Officials often threaten reporters that they will ‘regret’ printing something that is untrue, but Woodward took the remark as a threat,” Smith wrote.
Probably an assine way to act honestly but I just don’t see it as a threat.

216 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:15:06pm

I hate it when I shoot myself in the leg at Gun Safety class. Van ISD employee shot during CHL class

VAN (KETK) — According to officials with Van ISD, at the conclusion of the Concealed handgun license training on February 27, 2013, one certified person stayed for private instruction with the instructor and had a mechanical malfunction with his weapon.

With the assistance of the instructor, the malfunction was addressed, but the gun misfired and the bullet ricocheted coming back to strike the VISD employee in the left leg.

217 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:15:19pm

Hehe, if Woodward and Bernstein hadn’t broke Watergate, there wouldn’t be a “Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency”.

218 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:15:54pm

re: #207 NJDhockeyfan

I don’t know about that. From Wiki:

I bet any reporter would love to have half of the career he’s had.

A LOT of people in our world have done well, then failed. Miserably. You are as usual clouded by your biases.

219 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:16:15pm

re: #217 dragonath

Hehe, if Woodward and Bernstein hadn’t broke Watergate, there wouldn’t be a “Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on the Presidency”.

The Spiro Agnew Prize for Spiro Agnewing.

220 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:17:11pm

re: #211 HappyWarrior

Okay, I read about the comments. Seems like a whole lot of nothing frankly I can see why Woodward may have taken them as a threat but I also think a lot is being made of it at the same time.

Dividing by zero = infinity

221 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:17:37pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Fair enough but you do see why someone would be wary that he’s appearing on Hannity, I hope.

Sure. I never watch his show so I really don’t care if he’s on there or not. I used to like Hannity & Colmes but when he got his own show I lost interest. I do know democrats are on there all the time though.

222 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:18:50pm

re: #221 NJDhockeyfan

Hannity is an absolute hack, and associating with him in a non-adversarial way is going to get hack-juice all over Woodward.

223 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:19:22pm

re: #221 NJDhockeyfan

Yeah, Democrats are totally there to agree with him. One thing is not like the other.

224 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:19:31pm

re: #221 NJDhockeyfan

Sure. I never watch his show so I really don’t care if he’s on there or not. I used to like Hannity & Colmes but when he got his own show I lost interest. I do know democrats are on there all the time though.

I guess you’re missing my point that Hannity only really cares about one thing and that’s how to make this story make the administration look not only as bad as possible but also thuggish. I don’t care that he has Democratic guests. I mean if he wants to appear on Hannity, that’s of course his right but by appearing on Hannity, he really makes it look like he’s just trying to stir up shit.When has Hannity ever been fair to this administration ever?

225 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:21:51pm

re: #221 NJDhockeyfan

Sure. I never watch his show so I really don’t care if he’s on there or not. I used to like Hannity & Colmes but when he got his own show I lost interest. I do know democrats are on there all the time though.

lol, KT squared.

226 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:22:08pm

Really, it seems to me that this official acted like a dick. But I just don’t see it as a threat. You hear often about administrations telling reporters that they’ll “regret” certain things. It’s dickhead behavior granted but I just refuse to see it as a threat.

227 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:22:36pm

re: #221 NJDhockeyfan

Really? Hannity’s a shill. He’s also a huge fuckin’ tool. Ellison was spot on when he called him on it.

You should probably watch it. It might open at least one of your eyes.

228 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:23:11pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

He’s actually better than average as a political tactician and he is very good at teaching the tactics he has mastered.

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

Oh, yes. Please, Lord, let the GOP keep learning the lessons of the Newt. It will make their extinction happen all the faster!

229 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:23:16pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

I guess you’re missing my point that Hannity only really cares about one thing and that’s how to make this story make the administration look not only as bad as possible but also thuggish. I don’t care that he has Democratic guests.

Palin/11ty in 2016.. Kinda like Donnie and Marie, just way dumber.

230 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:23:24pm

re: #227 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)

We’re probably arguing with someone who really thinks Woodward was right about the WMDs, and they were all transported to Syria or something.

231 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:23:53pm

re: #229 Mich-again

Palin/11ty in 2016.. Kinda like Donnie and Marie, just way dumber.

I bet the singing’s even worse.

232 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:24:05pm

re: #225 Stanley Sea

lol, KT squared.

Whatever

233 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:24:16pm

re: #227 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)

Really? Hannity’s a shill. He’s also a huge fuckin’ tool. Ellison was spot on when he called him on it.

You should probably watch it. It might open at least one of your eyes.

Ellison is from the D. Attended a Jesuit HS that played in my HS’s league.

234 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:25:34pm

re: #233 Mich-again

Ellison is from the D. Attended a Jesuit HS that played in my HS’s league.

I felt so bad for him when one of my state’s represenatives was being a total dick to him over the fact that he did his swearing in on a Qu’ran. Oh Virgil Goode, thanks for making Virginians look like a good example to the rest of the country.

235 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:26:52pm

To reiteriate, I’d lose my respect for pretty much anyone who appeared on Hannity’s show, except maybe Teddy Roosevelt. And I’m pretty sure the only reason Teddy would get out of his grave would be to beat his ass.

236 NJDhockeyfan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:27:10pm

re: #227 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)

Really? Hannity’s a shill. He’s also a huge fuckin’ tool. Ellison was spot on when he called him on it.

You should probably watch it. It might open at least one of your eyes.

No thanks, it’s hockey season right now and baseball season is right around the corner. I’ll read the news and form my own opinions. I don’t need some screwball on TV to tell me how to think.

237 Targetpractice  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:28:43pm

Why does it not surprise me that again, the wingnuts are taking words out of context in order to create a scandal where there is none?

238 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:29:14pm

re: #232 NJDhockeyfan

Whatever

ha

239 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:30:23pm

re: #235 dragonath

To reiteriate, I’d lose my respect for pretty much anyone who appeared on Hannity’s show, except maybe Teddy Roosevelt. And I’m pretty sure the only reason Teddy would get out of his grave would to be to beat his ass.

Resurrect Abe or Teddy, and asses would be beaten.

The stuff that made TR form the Bull Moose (Progressive) Party would make him a center-left, if not further, hippie commie pinko.

Try to contain that paradox in your head.

240 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:30:37pm

re: #233 Mich-again

Ellison is from the D. Attended a Jesuit HS that played in my HS’s league.

It’s all about the Koran. Nothing more, nothing less. THE KORAN!

241 Gus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:32:49pm
242 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:34:36pm

re: #240 Stanley Sea

It’s all about the Koran. Nothing more, nothing less. THE KORAN!

It is kind of interesting that he attended UD Jesuit and then converted.

243 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:34:57pm

re: #236 NJDhockeyfan

lol. I’m a huge baseball fan. I took the time. Neither Hannity nor Ellison told me how to think. One’s a giant douchebag with a Fox news show and a huge right-wing audience, the other represents a district in one of my favorite American cities.

The douchebag got schooled. Deservedly.

244 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:36:19pm

So….at my new office today, a meeting with 2 others. Fellow worker who I could bury in productivity if given the chance, drops the good ole Obama quasi assassination joke. I just look down. She’s gone for 4 days, I’m going to subliminally and figuratively bury her and her work.

Shock.

I hate working with hater people.

245 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:38:18pm

re: #240 Stanley Sea

The fact that Ellison swore on the Koran makes me happy as an American.

Religious diversity in Congress has been amped up a few notches by Hawaii. The island state just elected Hindu Tulsi Gabbard to the House and Buddhist Senator Mazie Hirono to the Senate, both of them Democrats.

When Gabbard takes her oath of office in January 2013, she’ll be sworn in over the Bhagavad Gita, Hinduism’s sacred book. Hirono, as a Buddhist, was sworn in to Congress in 2007 with no book at all.

and

Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible. The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.”

Fuck to death with spoons everyone who can’t see how awesome these things are. God/Entity/Careless Universe, bless us!

246 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:39:25pm

The official said the email Woodward referenced “was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more. And Mr. Woodward responded to this aide’s email in a friendly manner.”

247 Charles Johnson  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:41:06pm
248 Mattand  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:42:22pm

re: #201 Dark_Falcon

He’s actually better than average as a political tactician and he is very good at teaching the tactics he has mastered.

I wouldn’t want Newt as president, but as an instructor of new GOP legislators he has strong value.

Yeah, that government shutdown he forced in the 90’s was a masterstroke.

249 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:42:26pm

re: #245 chadu

The fact that Ellison swore on the Koran makes me happy as an American.

and

Fuck to death with spoons everyone who can’t see how awesome these things are. God/Entity/Careless Universe, bless us!

Yep. Also we got the first Buddhist senatori and I believe the first Hindu in the House.

250 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:42:58pm

re: #247 Charles Johnson

Why is she being paid money?

I compose more cogent thoughts on the toilet.

251 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:43:35pm

re: #246 SpaceJesus

The official said the email Woodward referenced “was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more. And Mr. Woodward responded to this aide’s email in a friendly manner.”

That’s why I think regarding it as a threat is making a hoopola. As you point out Woodward responded to this email in a friendly manner and the email in question was in fact an apology.

252 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:44:12pm

re: #249 HappyWarrior

Yup! ROCK US!

This is a reason to USA! USA! USA!, but many of our fellow countrymen won’t see it that way (morons).

253 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:45:10pm

Despite what some people think, I like being represented by members of different religions, astral planes, what have you.

254 Targetpractice  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:45:15pm

re: #246 SpaceJesus

The official said the email Woodward referenced “was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more. And Mr. Woodward responded to this aide’s email in a friendly manner.”

Forget it, Matt Drudge just cried “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!”

255 HoosierHoops  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:46:10pm

I guess today was about the Pope’s last day as leader of the Catholic Church.
He said he would spend his days in seclusion praying to God.
I didn’t know he was a Lakers fan.

256 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:47:57pm

re: #250 chadu

Why is she being paid money?

I compose deposit more cogent thoughts on in the toilet.

ftfy

257 Stanley Sea  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:48:43pm

re: #247 Charles Johnson

HAHAHA

258 chadu  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:55:58pm

re: #256 Professor Chaos

Merci.

259 Targetpractice  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:58:48pm

Ah, ya gotta love it. The wingnuts have apparently wholeheartedly embraced this assertion that the only reason the sequester will be painful is because Obama wills it so. That he has the power to make the sequester painless or at least as painless as possible, but refuses to do so in order to “scare” people into hating Republicans for insisting on it in the first place.

At the same time, they also are totally convinced that the sequester will be so minor that nobody will notice, that the pain will be little felt if at all, and that when the doom and gloom predictions don’t come, the public will turn on Obama and be more supportive of further budgetary cuts.

I obviously picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.///

260 SpaceJesus  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:58:52pm

re: #254 Targetpractice

oh for fuck’s sake matt

261 dragonath  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:01:30pm

re: #239 chadu

In my TR fan-fics, John Muir is a wandering wizard who has the power to turn followers of William Taft into oak trees.

262 Mich-again  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:03:01pm

re: #255 HoosierHoops

I guess today was about the Pope’s last day as leader of the Catholic Church.
He said he would spend his days in seclusion praying to God.
I didn’t know he was a Lakers fan.

Back in the day before science, over time people always tended to drift away from religion (see Old Testament) and then a hurricane or a volcano or earthquake or flood would happen and kill a bunch of people and the true believers would seize the opportunity to remind those drifting souls that the major geologic event was just an example of God’s wrath and there’s plenty more where that came from and it would reel them back in for a while.

That said, the Church is tee-totally f*ed up right now and their best option to stay relevant in the next century is to call Vatican 3, Open up the priesthood to women and married men, and sell off church assets and art and give it to the poor to try to regain the high ground. Barring that, its going down like a jumbo jet at 30,000 feet that just lost both engines.

263 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:27:41pm

re: #156 NJDhockeyfan

No, he totally busted Nixon. He earned every bit of his Pulitzer Prize for that and as far as I know has been considered one of the best reporters of all time by his peers. All of a sudden he’s be lambasted. When did he stop being an excellent reporter?

When he suggests that Obama obeying the law is ‘madness.’

264 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:41:30pm

re: #244 Stanley Sea

So….at my new office today, a meeting with 2 others. Fellow worker who I could bury in productivity if given the chance, drops the good ole Obama quasi assassination joke. I just look down. She’s gone for 4 days, I’m going to subliminally and figuratively bury her and her work.

Shock.

I hate working with hater people.

I do love the way you think.

265 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:44:49pm

re: #255 HoosierHoops

I guess today was about the Pope’s last day as leader of the Catholic Church.
He said he would spend his days in seclusion praying to God.
I didn’t know he was a Lakers fan.

Quite a game in NY tonight, Hoops. Steph Curry was absolutely unconscious - dropped 52. Tyson Chandler got 28 boards.

Went all the way to the wire, Knicks won. Happy me, very entertaining game.

266 AlexRogan  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:45:48pm

re: #254 Targetpractice

Forget it, Matt Drudge just cried “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!”

He’s rolling…

267 BeenHereAwhile  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:49:00pm
Cardenas cited Christie’s decision to expand Medicaid under President Obama’s health care law and his support of a $60 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, which he argued was filled with wasteful spending.

Al Cardenas, is another Hispanic South Florida Republican power broker whose political traction doesn’t exist much above north of Tampa FL, except in the minds of the Republican party, and the Florida legislature. 
As for the rest of the Hispanics in the US; especially those from Mexico, Central & South American, not so much. 
That Hispanic tone deafness is gonna bite the Republican party in the ass in the near future. 

268 Lidane  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 9:56:30pm

re: #235 dragonath

To reiteriate, I’d lose my respect for pretty much anyone who appeared on Hannity’s show, except maybe Teddy Roosevelt. And I’m pretty sure the only reason Teddy would get out of his grave would be to beat his ass.

269 sagehen  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 10:08:11pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

I felt so bad for him when one of my state’s represenatives was being a total dick to him over the fact that he did his swearing in on a Qu’ran. Oh Virgil Goode, thanks for making Virginians look like a good example to the rest of the country.

One would think it might make a difference that the Qu’ran in question happened to be Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy.

270 simoom  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 11:08:07pm

re: #39 Gus

Sheesh:

“You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

That is completely different from how Woodward spun / paraphrased the e-mail in his CNN interview. At this point, it’s hard to believe he’s not intentionally trolling the WH, injecting himself into the news and being a more-than-willing RW-prop.


271 simoom  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 11:11:37pm

re: #270 simoom

BLITZER: What was said? Yes.

WOODWARD: It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this.

No it very clearly wasn’t.

272 simoom  Wed, Feb 27, 2013 11:14:22pm

re: #271 simoom

Intentionally misleading statement, take two:

WOODWARD: … I think if Barack Obama knew that was part of the communication’s strategy - let’s hope it’s not a strategy, but it’s a tactic that somebody’s employed, and said, look, we don’t go around trying to say to reporters, if you, in an honest way, present something we don’t like, that, you know, you’re going to regret this.

273 Gus  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 9:03:07am
274 Gus  Thu, Feb 28, 2013 9:03:33am

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Racist Babies? Research Suggests Racial Preference Can Be Observered Very Early.
What is interesting about this is it calls into question just how early children start prejudging based on race: In addition to asking whether infants consider an individual's prior history of fair and unfair behavior in making their social selections, we asked whether information about the social category membership of an individual affects infants' social selections. In the current study, we operationalized social category ...

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cycroft
Russ Campbell’s Blog: Fiscal Conservatism Seems Alive and Well in Ottawa: 8,900 Public Service Jobs to Be Cut
When Con­ser­v­a­tives un­der Stephen Harper took of­fice in 2006, I was dis­ap­pointed at how much they re­sem­bled their pre­de­ces­sors when it came to their pen­chant for in­creas­ing the size of gov­ern­ment. More: Russ Campbell's Blog: Fiscal Conservatism Seems Alive and Well in Ottawa: 8,900 Public Service Jobs to Be Cut

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Why the Temperature of the Yellow Sea Is a Big Deal, and Other Questions About the South Korean Ferry Disaster
The boat ran into trouble several dozen miles from Jindo, an island that sticks out of South Korea's southwestern corner like a little toe. Jindo is surrounded by a group of even smaller islands that are slightly farther afield from the mainland. The ferry was curving around those small islands at the time it issued a distress call. What caused the disaster? We ...

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FemNaziBitch
Bystander Effect, or Why This Week Has Been Really Scary
And if you have a friend or loved one who's survived an assault, here's a short list of things you should and shouldn't do to help out. Because if I've learned anything over the past few days, it's that watching someone you care for go through something like this can make you feel unbelievably helpless. But, in spite of that feeling, there are ...

7 hours, 57 minutes ago
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Randall Gross
Healing Is the Message at Interfaith Service for Victims of Sunday’s Shootings
Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and unity Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. "A pall has been cast over our great nation," Holder said. "We gather today not in joy, but in solemn reflection." The overall message, however, was focused on the power of ...

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Idle Drifter
Calgary stabbings: How knife crime in Canada can cause ‘moral panic’
What Calgary police chief Rick Hanson called the "worst mass murder" in the city's history didn't end at the barrel of a gun. Instead, the 22-year-old suspect identified on Tuesday as Matthew de Grood is accused of entering the kitchen at a house party, taking "a large knife" and using it to fatally stab four men and one woman, all of whom were students ...

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aagcobb
New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate: New York Electoral College: State Joins National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Instead of pushing for a Constitutional amendment, which would have to be ratified in 38 states, advocates ask individual state legislatures to pass an agreement: that they'll pledge all their presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote as soon as enough other states pass the law to ...

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Political Atheist
The Insane History of Rockets at Jet Propulsion Laboratories
The Rocket Boys In the late 1930s, a group of Caltech graduate students were booted off campus after blowing up (part of!) their building during a rocket test gone awry. Unwilling to give up on the joy of semi-controlled explosions, the students and a few of their friends headed into the San Gabriel Mountains. They picked a deserted gully -- Arroyo Seco -- ...

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iossarian
Drug Companies Want Your Money
Two thematically-related stories on the BBC at the moment: UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors' UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better ...

3 days ago
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steve_davis
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 Frank says:

Kill ugly radio.