Thursday, February 28, 2013

Woodward is at it again



For whatever reason of his own (seemingly a very personal one), Bob Woodward has chosen to lash out at the Obama administration.  Previously, he had portrayed Obama as a novice in The Price of Politics.  Now, he states that the sequester was Obama's idea from the start, essentially supporting Boehner's current argument, as the Republicans find themselves taking most of the flack for the impasse on Capitol Hill.

Woodward claims a "very senior person" threatened him ahead of an op-ed piece he later published, claiming that Obama "moved the goal posts" on the Republicans by calling for more revenue.  This so called "sequester deal-changer" he believes is the reason for the impasse, not all the stonewalling the Republicans have been doing.

Former Obama campaign spokesperson, Lis Smith, said that "Woodward deserves a lot of credit for taking a macro story about DC dysfunction, competing econ theories & making it all about him."

Indeed!


4 comments:

  1. he does have a bee in his bonnet for Obama. Even the right wing regrets listening now:

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/conservatives-regret-taking-woodwards-threat-story-seriously

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  2. And they are dragging out the book again, which I think is a good thing:

    http://www.newrepublic.com/book/review/bob-woodward-price-of-politics

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  3. As Will I. Shakespeare would say, Sound and Fury signifying nothing,

    http://news.yahoo.com/journalist-bob-woodward-caught-crossfire-white-house-225907375--business.html

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  4. Right wingers gloried in this news initially only to become red faced about it immediately thereafter.

    No surprise. People who kiss up to the right wingers usually do.

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