Woodward on the Obama White House and Sequestration: “A kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time.”


Say what you want about Bob Woodward, he IS still an independent voice.  Which apparently is incurring the wrath of the Obama Administration.

Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester.

“It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, ‘You’re going to regret doing something that you believe in,'” Woodward said.

Business Insider tells the story, and includes the appearance on NBC’s “Morning Joe”.   The above revelation should be most disturbing to those who understand the importance of an independent press.  But, from the rest of the beholden media, not a chirp.  We will hear endlessly in government and civics classes about Nixon’s “enemies list”, but the obvious fact that Obama’s staff makes overt threats against those who dare criticize will be somehow excluded.

Sequestration was Obama’s idea.  A deal was negotiated in good faith to cut spending, but Obama changed the rules.  Obama wants to use this “fiscal cliff” nonsense as a vehicle for even more confiscatory taxes on “the wealthy” as a way to wage class warfare and redistribute the wealth.  He was given the authority to make targeted cuts other than those specified in the sequestration deal.  He wanted no part of that, as responsibility would point directly back at the President, something he assiduously avoids.

Obama insists on blaming Republicans, who have already caved once on higher taxes (which will generate infinitessimal amounts of revenue compared to the debt).   When Bob Woodward points out the blatant dishonesty of such an assertion, he is threatened by the White House.   One has to wonder whether Woodward will mysteriously be named in some scandal, or become the subject of an IRS audit, or have some other misfortune befall him.  Some on the Left are already treating him like a pariah for having blasphemed.

Ponder that this is the government that wants to take your guns, your money, and your privacy.   What could go wrong?

As Aggie points out below, others in the MSM would be quick to declare Woodward senile.

Former Obama adviser David Plouffe tweeted Wednesday: “Watching Woodward last 2 days is like imagining my idol Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again. Perfection gained once is rarely repeated.”

Despite the anticipated White House denials and the well-worn “factual disagreement” card, what happened to Woodward isn’t the first time.  Seems it happened to Lanny Davis, too.   “It will never happen again”, of course, until it does.  
A Chicago criminal enterprise on the Potomac.

9 thoughts on “Woodward on the Obama White House and Sequestration: “A kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time.””

  1. Woodward…..really? If he isn’t careful he might start the notion of objectivity in reporting news.

  2. No. No, Woodward isn’t an “independent voice.” He’s a lifelong, ideologically committed, left-wing crank True Believer who spent the past six years with his lips firmly pressed to The Anointed One’s arse. He briefly smelled something so noisome that even he had to pull his lips away for a few seconds and retch, but they’ll get him back in line, don’t worry, you’ll see.

    And in a few days, a couple of weeks at most, an incident in which White House staff threatened a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for calling bullshit on a particularly egregious lie they’re telling the public, is going to be dropped down the Memory Hole. There’s nothing to see here, Citizen. Go on about your business. Ooh! Ooh! Who do you think’s gonna get voted off the island next? And don’t you just love “Dancing with the Stars?” And I heard Madonna’s gonna get married again! Ooh!

  3. If a private individual did this it would rightly be called extortion.

    Beguile the LIV with the obvious lies. We should be planning what to do, and getting ready for action.

    1. We shouldn’t be getting ready for action, we should be acting already. The Democrats aren’t going to give up the permanent campaign. It works. We need to join in. Start buying ad time during popular LIV shows to point out all the stupid things journalists say and how this administration threatens reporters on a routine basis. The media only has something like 56% of the population trust them, and only 6% who strongly trust them. It wouldn’t take much of a push to turn MSNBC, CNN, and ABC into jokes, and once that happens the vile progs lose a very powerful weapon.

      Later on we can start putting out the message about how Obamacare is causing high unemployment, how government spending threatens freedom, and that Republicans, unlike Democrats, think that everyone, minorities, women, gays, etc. is equally capable of being successful.

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