Bob Woodward, the Bob Woodward of Woodward & Bernstein that took down Richard Nixon over Watergate, has had the temerity to criticize our thin-skinned POTUS on the Sequester.
“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?'” Woodward said.
“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need?'” Or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ … because of some budget document?”
The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.
“Under the Constitution, the President is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the President going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. ‘I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country,'” Woodward said.
“That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time,” he said.
Not long after that Woodward charged that a Very Senior White House staffer “threatened” him over those remarks. Over at Twitchy you can see the Lefties piling on. How dare their darling Nixon Killer cast dispersions on the Mighty O?
Ace of Spades HQ’s Ace writes, “Obama hatchet man David Pflouffe works energetically to spread the word that Woodward is an old horse who should be put down for glue.”
Even former Clinton White House aide Lanny Davis is now acknowleding threats for criticizing Obama:
A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.
Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.” Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”
Now, Democratic spokesman Chuck Dodd is saying that Woodward is now a spokesman for the Republicans.
We certainly live in a Mad, Mad World — and our leader is “mad as a hatter”!!!
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