February 28, 2013

Me too, says Lanny Davis...

... when everybody's talking about Bob Woodward.

55 comments:

Achilles said...

It is ok. Woodward is a racist. He is white too so the White House is totally justified in this. And Obama wouldn't approve if he knew.

Electing Obama reflects well on the intelligence of the voters that voted for him.

jacksonjay said...


Ron Fournier at National Journal has also chimed in!

Colonel Angus said...

This kind of reminds me of when one woman files a complaint about her nasty gynecologist who inappropriately touched her and by the end of the week, hundreds come forward with similar accusations.

Colonel Angus said...

Remember folks, this sturm and drang is over a 2% spending cut.

The beauty of it is reading about the hundreds of thousands of jobs to be lost, carrier ops cancelled, reduction in troops for the Army, releasing illegals, TSA operations slashed, schools without teachers...I really had no idea $85 billion went so far.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Band wagon effect.

No one wants to stand up for themselves or be the first guy on the firing ling. BUT....once some poor schmuck does, then all those spineless cowards will suddenly grow a pair and step up.

Seeing Red said...

USA Today, too!

Via Insty:

USA Today: “All we can say is: We know more than a few reporters have received similar e-mails from White House officials. Yelling has also been known to happen.”

Michael said...

Davis is actually an OK guy. This hysteria over such tiny spending cuts in the face of every poor pay-check bastard in the US having just lost 2% without a fucking peep is too much to bear. This guy in the white house might have stepped in it this time.

jaliranchr said...

The drip, drip is becoming a steady stream. Fournier of the National Journal icing a White House source just blows my mind.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Is the Clinton machine revving into gear?

Anthony said...

This hysteria over such tiny spending cuts in the face of every poor pay-check bastard in the US having just lost 2% without a fucking peep is too much to bear.

Should be tweeted and re-tweeted about a hundred gazillion times.

mccullough said...

Woodward knows how to sell books. This is good for Republicans. The media loves writing by itself. The Republicans should just lay low.

traditionalguy said...

Lanny Davis plus Bob Woodward going rogue does together play into Hill&Bill's 2016 campaign message as the Un-Obama.

That is the two party system developing again inside the Dems.

Cedarford said...

The liberal and progressive Jewish media, also known as the Obama Whore Corps...is now intimidating those within the Corps that are not complete grovellers.
Deviant thought and reporting not in the Correct Line with the NY Times and MSNBC will be targeted. Those who slight the Black Messiah or Queen Michelle shall regret it.

At least the Left and progressive jews have not resurrected the gulags they tried under the Grand Soviet Experiment.

vet66 said...

Achilles Heel; You prove John Kerry's statement that "you have a right to be stupid." You have been had but refuse to admit it. Unless you are worried that if you speak truth to power you will get a Machiavellian call at 0300 informing you that regret is the cost of going against team Obama and Jarrett. Grow a pair!

TMink said...

Reading the last post, I saw the word Jewish, and knew who had written it.

Sadly predictable.

Trey

Cedarford said...

The liberal and progressive Jewish media, also known as the Obama Whore Corps...is now intimidating those within the Corps that are not complete grovellers.
Deviant thought and reporting not in the Correct Line with the NY Times and MSNBC will be targeted. Those who slight the Black Messiah or Queen Michelle shall regret it.

At least the Left and progressive jews have not resurrected the gulags they tried under the Grand Soviet Experiment.

edutcher said...

Lanny Davis is a sack of slime.

Slime, however, can have its uses.

PS Contrary to the belief of some, I think this is another part of the Choomie-Willie war.

chickelit said...

@TradGuy: If this is all about internecine warfare, you can depend on Obama to come cleanly and dump a load of dirt on Woodward.

garage mahal said...

I was threatened in email from Obama too. Asking me for money. It started out ominously with "hey".

damikesc said...

Remember folks, this sturm and drang is over a 2% spending cut.

It's not even a cut. It's a reduction in the rate of growth. I found it funny watching Lahood rail about the draconian cuts when somebody mentioned that his department gets more money next year than they got this year.

My gas costs have increased far more than 2% and I have managed to survive. Washington cannot do the same?

Patrick said...

I was threatened in email from Obama too. Asking me for money. It started out ominously with "hey".

Hey, I got one of those too! It said that if I voted for Mitt Romney, the White House would be issuing vague threats to journalists.

Maybe I shoulda listened...

Achilles said...

Don't worry Garage. He won't send you to jail if you make a video that denegrates Islam.

Oh wait..

Michael K said...

If Obama and company continue with their plans to disrupt as much as they can and blame it on the sequester, it might blow up in their faces. A guy who is a federal employee, called Limbaugh yesterday and had a list of federal job openings and the salaries. This could be the brush back if the GOP is smart enough to do this. Of course, they haven't shown a lot of talent that way.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Mark says:

"I was threatened in email from Obama too. Asking me for money. It started out ominously with "hey"."

I'm sure you forked some over immediately, since you are just rolling in the disposable income right fatty?

Public records are not your friend.

Pogo said...

They'll all be friends again soon enough.

sonicfrog said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
sonicfrog said...

Everyone talking about this???

NBC.com News website isn't. I'm looking, but seeing nothing concerning the one story everyone is talking about.

Journalism FAIL.... Though not unexpected.

Original Mike said...

"Remember folks, this sturm and drang is over a 2% spending cut."

Has anybody here linked to this pie chart, yet?

Astro said...

I just hope no one is dumb enough to put together a really low-grade video of Obama and the Sequester and then put that video on YouTube. It'll be Gulag time for you, if you do.

Cedarford said...

Achilles said...
Don't worry Garage. He won't send you to jail if you make a video that denegrates Islam.

==============
The "Sam Bacile the 1st Amendment Martyr" line the far Right tried went down in laughs pretty fast.
Because the guy was sent to jail not for "hoping Americans would be killed or injured if he incited Muslims" as he stated - but for parole violation.

He violated terms of his early release for felony convictions on fraud.
The scumbag also had convictions on trying to assemble a meth lab, identity theft, internet fraud, conning investors...to go with his bank fraud.

Better luck next time finding a thing to bash Obama with. Lord knows there are enough valid things to bash him with without putting the scumbag Bacile/Nakoula up on a pedestal as a Saint of the Right.

damikesc said...

He violated terms of his early release for felony convictions on fraud.
The scumbag also had convictions on trying to assemble a meth lab, identity theft, internet fraud, conning investors...to go with his bank fraud.


So...the same record as your average Chicago pol.

Again, I'm sure it will serve you well that the government will only target UNPOPULAR people. I hope you're well-liked by all people.

Sam L. said...

Cedarford been hittin' the Kool-Aid right hard, lately, seems like.

Michael said...

Cedarford: Man they are rounding up those parole violators all over the place these days. In fact, they are letting illegals go so they will have the manpower to send out a half a dozen sheriffs to round up the parole violators. Good on you to point out the focus on solving this issue that the administration has undertaken.

Mike said...

Colonel Angus said: "Remember folks, this sturm and drang is over a 2% spending cut."

I would clarify that by pointing out it isn't even a cut in spending, it's a cut in the projected INCREASE for this year. Every federal drone wailing about furloughs and budget problems is lying. They all are getting MORE than they got to spend last year!

What we have here is a fight on the principle of whether we can ever cut the budget or not.

Mike said...

Ah now I see Damisek beat me to the retort. Even so it can't be said enough. There are no budget cuts on the table except for at the Pentagon.

Mike said...

Hey Original Mike I linked to the Ramirez "pie chart" cartoon yesterday too.

Original Mike said...

@Mike: Glad somebody did. Pretty dramatic graphic.

garage mahal said...

U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII, Before Fiscal Cliff

Lem said...

Everybody wants to get into the act!

Seeing Red said...

Via Confounded Interest:

Economists were predicting a 2012 Q4 GDP print of +0.5, but it printed at +0.1%. Both numbers are lousy, particularly since the recession allegedly ended in June 2009.

machine said...

Byron York: "After reading Sperling-Woodward email, it's nowhere close to a threat. Agree with @mattklewis: People who made big deal of this got played."

Hahahahaha...ya burnt!




Revenant said...

U.S. Deficit Shrinking At Fastest Pace Since WWII

In an eerie coincidence, the last person to run deficits this big was FDR. :)

Scott M said...

Woodward made a big deal of it.

machine said...

Chicago thugs....hahahahaha



Revenant said...

Because the guy was sent to jail not for "hoping Americans would be killed or injured if he incited Muslims" as he stated - but for parole violation.

"The crime he committed" and "why he was arrested" are not the same thing, C.

Obama administration officials were promising to have the guy arrested before they even knew who he was, let alone that he was guilty of parole violation.

Mark said...

From the article Garage linked:

President Obama hasn't gotten much credit for reining in the deficit, probably because a big part of the deficit progress has come from the unwinding of extraordinary government supports that he helped put in place. Stimulus programs have come and mostly gone; the end of stimulus to states led them to enact Medicaid curbs; jobless benefits in recent months have fallen by 50% since early 2010 (due to both job gains and extended benefits being exhausted).

(Emphasis added).

So this is basically praising Obama for no longer having the political capital to keep flinging shovel-ready shit our way. But no worries, he's going to try to bull through and make a reduction of rate of growth look like a calamity.

icepilot said...

Cedarford - Glad you brought up Benghazi. Have you heard anything about the folks that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty saved? More than 5 months and not a peep, in video or print.

Where are the Benghazi survivors?

Chip Ahoy said...

Early harps were not the calming melodious heavenly instruments they are today, rather they were unwieldy sideways pianos that were difficult to move and got banged up and out of tune all over the place all the time and they included their own drumkit and harmonica and washboard. They had to be dragged around and strummed really hard and it made a lot of clamorous noise thus drag and strum eventually through catachresis to sturm and drang. My favorite phrase for its unusual etymology, thank you for using it.

Michael said...

Ice pilot. The survivors are mumm. What they were doing there in Benghazi was very bad, very hush hush. We do not get to speak to them or them to us. So it goes.

furious_a said...

If B. Obama were head of this household, 2% take-home reduction due to payroll tax holiday expiration and he'd drop the dogs at Animal Control and put the kid up for adoption.

Thin-skinned, manipulative little Kenyan, he is.

furious_a said...

Sad thing is, the Low-information-voter community don't know who Bob Woodward is nor do they know it care the White House is threatening him.

Shorter Lanny Davis Nice column you have there, be a shame if something happened to the paper publishing it.

AprilApple said...

Arne Duncan lied through his teeth per the White House/Obama administrations directive. When caught, Jay Carney couldn't handle the press at all.

Sad.


AprilApple said...

It's amazing how quickly the Obama bad faith/blind fatihers shoot daggers at anyone who dare step off the plantation.

icepilot said...

Michael - Roger that. But since exposing evil CIA weapons trafficking is the Path to the Promised Land for both Hollywood and the Mainstream Media, even Government controlled silence can only last so long. Who in the media will be the first to ask?

Achilles said...

I guess Cedarford is one of the more gullible ones around here. Obama requires stupidity in his supporters.

And since 100 minus 20 is a bigger drop than 10 minus 2 Obama gets to claim the biggest deficit reduction ever right Garage? Even though he is fighting tooth and nail to stop the reductions? And most of those reductions were the SS payroll tax going back up...

You people will seriously grasp at any straw to prop Obama up no matter how infantile, intellectually dishonest, and just plain stupid that straw may be. You are just as bad as the "small government" conservatives who want to legislate morality.