White House Threatens Legendary Journalist, Bob Woodward

Can you believe this …. person is our president for four more years? God help us.


And Bob Woodward in not one to be trifled with. He’s not backing down and he’s not shutting up.

Here’s the interview Bob Woodward gave to Wolf Blitzer, today on CNN, where said “a very senior person” at the White House had warned him that he would “regret doing this” regarding his reporting on Obama’s handling of the sequester.

This is absolutely stunning:

Video via Greg Hengler, Townhall Tipsheet.

Via John Sexton at The Conversation, Woodward told Politico that the White House aide had “yelled at me for about a half hour” on the phone before he received the threatening email.

These types of threats and intimidation from Obama’s henchmen are  designed to silence his critics and have been going on since (at least) the ’08 campaign.

Very early in Obama’s presidency, on February 19, 2009 to be exact, I wrote a  post about how this thin skinned president was poised to silence critics of his regime.

We already knew about Obama’s history of intimidation, and character assassination.  We knew how he had tried to destroy his political enemies – at least regular readers of this site know, because I covered it while it was happening, here, and here, and here. While projecting an outward appearance of near messianic magnanimity, his underlings, lawyers, and political allies were always working feverishly to steamroll over critics, (and plaintiffs).


Fast forward over two years later, and nobody even bats an eye at White House enemies lists, lies, threats, intimidation, bullying, corruption, and  opposition research of anyone who looks like a threat to His Highness.

This is the new normal.

And his attack dogs in the left-wing media always trip over each other in their rush to sic these critics. Woodward is the latest “refusenik” getting the treatment:

The Left has been taking pot shots at Bob Woodward for a week over his stance on the sequester, but following Woodward’s claim on CNN tonight that a senior White House official told him he’d “regret” calling out the president on “moving the goal posts,” Obama’s water carriers had to kick  into high gear their campaign to discredit Woodward.

You may recall that  Sharyl Attkisson told Laura Ingraham on her radio show in October, 2011, that “a guy from the White House literally screamed” at her and “cussed” at her over the phone. She told Ingraham that person was WH communications flack,  Eric Schultz.

But Bob Woodward indicated that the culprit is a “very senior person” at the White House, so that eliminates Schultz.

Here’s Obama’s top White House staff:

  • Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco
  • Counselor to the President Peter Rouse
  • Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
  • Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer

Let the guessing games begin!


The shouter and threatening emailer has been identified as Gene Sperling, head of the National Economic Council.

 Woodward’s account of his recent testy exchange with the White House points to continued sensitivity over the issue of whose idea the sequester was.

A White House official said in an emailed response to Reuters that no threat was intended by the comment.

“The email from the aide was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation,” the aide said. “The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more.”

The BuzzFeed news website identified the official who tangled with Woodward as Gene Sperling, head of the National Economic Council. The White House did not respond to a request to confirm the identity of the official.

Yes, the Buzzfeed story was written by Ben “nothing to see here” Smith.

Nice Deb Nominated For People’s Choice Blog Award At 11th Annual Blogger Awards CPAC 2013


I just received word that I have been nominated for “The People’s Choice Award” at CPAC 2013hummina hummina hummmina!

Last year at CPAC, Right Wing News and TheTeaParty.net hosted blogger awards.

This year, we’re doing the awards again and the winner of one of the categories will be determined by your votes here on TheTeaParty.net. The winner will get special linkage at the top of our website. They’ll also get a 5 consecutive days of links at Linkiest next week and of course, they’ll also receive a trophy at CPAC).

You can vote for your favorite blog among the nominees, here. (Hint hint – nudge nudge.)

VIDEO: Obama’s 13 Taxes on The Middle Class

Obama repeatedly promised the nation that he wouldn’t raise their taxes by “a single dime.” No, his raising them about 3000% more than that.

Via The Foundry:

President Obama is crisscrossing the country to scare Americans about sequestration. But what’s really frightening are the 13 Obama tax hikes that took effect in 2013.

These tax increases, which range from new Obamacare taxes to a payroll tax hike on workers, will slow the economy. Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint warned on Fox News last night these tax hikes have the potential to cause more harm than the budget cuts that will happen as a result of sequestration:

Most of the media is so sold out to Obama that they’re missing the obvious. The policies the President has in place, especially the tax increases that just got in, are going to hurt our economy, probably actually bring it down. The President is desperate to blame it on Republicans. He wants to blame it on a reduction in government spending. But the taxes are taking almost two-and-a-half times more out of the economy than this sequester will.

So how do the Obama tax hikes compare to sequestration? It’s a whopping $149.7 billion in taxes vs. $85 billion in spending cuts.

Meanwhile, the Senate STILL refuses to pass a budget. The House Conference wants them to be held accountable for their pathetic failure:

Donna Brazile Searching For Answers: Why Did Her Health Care Premiums Go Up? They Were Supposed to Go Down by 3000%!

As recently as last March, Brazile was enthusiastically promoting Obamacare on Twitter.

Now this:

This one’s a toughie because as you may remember, Obama made extremely optimistic predictions regarding healthcare premiums under Obamacare, and we all know this president would never lie:

Yeah, who was hoodwinking who, there?

See Jim Geraghty at The Campaign spot for The ‘Good Answer’ on Rising Health Insurance Premiums:

I guess it depends upon your definition of a “good” answer. Once Obamacare requires insurance companies to cover preexisting conditions, kids under 26, birth control pills and so on, the companies will cover those costs by… raising premiums for all customers.

So that’s a “good answer” in the sense of explaining the situation. But I guess if you’re a fan of Obamacare, it’s not really a good answer.

Who would have ever guessed such a crazy thing!