WH to Dem strategists: Stop making Fox so … balanced?

posted at 2:00 pm on November 6, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The White House has taken the war on Fox News to a strange new level.  Bitterly complaining that the news channel does not provide a balanced presentation of the issues, the Obama administration has now warned strategists from the Democratic Party that they won’t work with them any longer if the strategists appear on Fox’s programming as guests:

At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

Political consultants are a staple of cable television talk shows, analyzing current events based on their own experiences working on campaigns or in government.

One Democratic strategist said that shortly after an appearance on Fox he got a phone call from a White House official telling him not to be a guest on the show again. The call had an intimidating tone, he said.

The message was, “We better not see you on again,” said the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to run afoul of the White House. An implicit suggestion, he said, was that “clients might stop using you if you continue.”

In urging Democratic consultants to spurn Fox, White House officials might be trying to isolate the network and make it appear more partisan.

For an administration that can’t make up its mind about strategy and resourcing in Afghanistan, they seem to have plenty of time to plot their offensives against Fox.

This shows that the Fox war isn’t about getting balanced coverage.  The fact that they have to threaten fellow Democrats to bully them out of their media appearances on Fox just highlights the fact that Fox airs their views — which undermines their public argument about Fox.  What they want to do is to suck up to the Fox-haters on the Left in order to give them a weird sense of power, apparently the only way they can do it, since the hard-Left agenda isn’t moving through Congress.

It’s counterproductive in another way as well.  Their very public campaign undermines the credibility of those networks on which the strategists do appear.  It’s no accident that Fox News blew away all of the other cable news outlets on Election Day this week, drawing more viewers than all of them combined.  The White House has practically anointed them as the only net truly independent of the Obama administration, making the rest of the nets look like toadies.  Chasing Democrats off of Fox News will only make that trend accelerate.

It’s good to see the White House interested in fighting someone.  Maybe eventually they’ll get around to America’s enemies.


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The scary part of all this is that the more pushback The One gets, the more likely he is to take control of the media. He is much more dangerous than the Clintons. They at least changed with the political winds, where Obama is determined to regulate and redistribute the wind.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Bob Beckel? Lanny Davis? Kirstin Powers? That fat, ugly chick with the weird eyes? Just who would the W.H. even care about on Fox?

joedoe on November 6, 2009 at 2:52 PM

What in the ???? is a “meme”?

Marco on November 6, 2009 at 2:53 PM

He isn’t used to how stuff is being leaked. This undoes his Fox kiss and make-up.

And it’s going to get worse.

AnninCA on November 6, 2009 at 2:54 PM

I was thinking something along this line a few days ago: If it looking pretty likely that he might lose the next election, I wouldn’t be urprised if he bow out with some lame excuse. I don’t think the ego of “the historical president’ could take a loss.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Well, things aren’t looking good. Take unemployment. Even the most optimistic economists are not predicting substantial job growth until later in 2010. Read the FOMC statement from this week, for example. Rates will be kept at 25 BP for the foreseeable future.

This takes us into the midterm elections. Even if the economy looks better plenty of people will still be pissed off and worried about their future.

It’s obvious to the most obtuse observer that BO doesn’t know jack about business and the economy. He’s bloody useless.

Americans are very pragmatic. They expect people to produce or shut up. BO can’t shut up. He’s everywhere, all the time. It’s obnoxious.

If the Dems lose control of the House in 2010, BO is done. He’s the kind of guy who takes his toys and goes home. He will be a lame duck, stay on permanent vacation, go on more ‘date nights’ or simply quit. The latter wouldn’t surprise me one bit.

Cody1991 on November 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Maybe not. BO really looks like he’s cracking under the pressure. He can’t cope. The alternative isn’t great, but I’m really beginning to think, or won’t be surprised, if he resigns “due to health problems.” Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Nothing would surprise me at this point, and it beggars belief that BO can keep up the charade for 3 more years.

Cody1991 on November 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM

Even if he keels over, Billy Ayres and Nanzi Pelosi will drag him around like in Weekend at Bernie’s. The far-far left realizes this may be their last chance for their Socialist agenda, and they will do everything they can to destroy the Republic while they have the chance.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

The scary part of all this is that the more pushback The One gets, the more likely he is to take control of the media. He is much more dangerous than the Clintons. They at least changed with the political winds, where Obama is determined to regulate and redistribute the wind.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 2:51 PM

You are right about that. Hillary may be a bit ideological, but Bill wasn’t. Obama and the dems currently in power are extremily ideological. One very dangerous aspect of this difference is that Clinton cared about public opinion, while Obama and the dems do not, or if they care it is just one minor obstacle to push their agenda. They are going to pursue the statist goals no matter what it takes. I do not put anything past them.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2009 at 2:57 PM

If they were confident in themselves and in their phoney baloney talking points, they would want Democrat strategists to appear on Fox News.

They know their talking points are complete nonsense and the crap sandwich they’re trying to peddle to the country ain’t selling, so now they’re trying to do all that they have left, which is to quell criticism of Barry’s corruption and incompetence.

You know, if the Obama “administration” worked as hard on solving problems as it does on deflecting criticism for their impotent performance thus far, they might not be in this situation.

NoDonkey on November 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Don’t be naive…she has done that before.
She is a stealth liberal. Takes a non-partisan topic like the shooting, and makes some normal posts.
But will always come back as a liberal…if Obama told you he was against and abhorred abortion, you would believe him because he was so sincere?
Annin is a liberal through and through…and like many liberals, tries to hide the fact.

right2bright on November 6, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Even if he keels over, Billy Ayres and Nanzi Pelosi will drag him around like in Weekend at Bernie’s. The far-far left realizes this may be their last chance for their Socialist agenda, and they will do everything they can to destroy the Republic while they have the chance.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Yep. They will try to resurrect a corpse. BO is also under pressure to deliver for the Daley gang. I guess Jarrett is in charge of that, but the Olympic fiasco was fun to watch.

Oh, dear…… pressure, pressure, pressure. Must stop before I start feeling sorry for him. lol

Cody1991 on November 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Obama still thinks he can push anything through then just give a good mop speech and make it all okay.

joedoe on November 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Suck-AH!!!

ladyingray on November 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Hannity will get a full hour out of this one! lol

joedoe on November 6, 2009 at 3:05 PM

My guess is it was Pat Caddell. He has been very criticial of the way the Democrats have been running things lately and recently appeared on Glenn Beck.

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Bet the Dem strategist who got threatened was Pat Caddell.

Of all of them, Caddell has been on with Beck and is the most candid, forthright and honest strategist on FOX.

I am sure the Obami want Caddell to STFU in a big way.

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

I think Fox should declare Obama “not a real President”, and just cut off covering him.

:P

Machete_Bug on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

She was good on the Ft. Hood shooting posts, from what I saw, and I no longer skip her posts.

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Skip her posts, don’t skip your meds

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I hope it is Beckel. He’ll tell them where to stick it. I get a twisted kick out of him.

katy the mean old lady on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

so that’s 2 votes for Caddell being the target.

It is not Beckel or Powers. Both of them are on the Fox Payroll. Besides, who the heck has hired Beckel for strategery after the Mondale campaign?

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

Tough crowd.

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

I think Fox should declare Obama “not a real President”, and just cut off covering him.

:P

Machete_Bug on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

If only it were that easy!

jwolf on November 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM

I think Fox should declare Obama “not a real President”, and just cut off covering him.

:P

Machete_Bug on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

lololololololol !! Very funny and true. Wow…. if anything would drive this administration off a cliff, that would do it.

Thanks for the laugh. :)

Cody1991 on November 6, 2009 at 3:13 PM

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Dark, where ya been?

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Skip her posts, don’t skip your meds

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Ya just had to, didn’t ya?

ladyingray on November 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I hope it is Beckel. He’ll tell them where to stick it. I get a twisted kick out of him.

katy the mean old lady on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I do too, katy. You can always depend on him to spin for the left…consistently, even when the facts are slapping him upside the head!

ladyingray on November 6, 2009 at 3:15 PM

Just read this at The Swamp:

Caddell said he had not gotten that message himself from the White House. “They know better than to tell me anything like that,” he said.

So, if Caddell isn’t just preemptively putting people off the track, perhaps it wasn’t him.

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:15 PM

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

+1

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Quoting an unnamed source is not worth spit. If this person had the balls to identify himself this would really be icing on the cake. Why not use some of the money we donate to the Repub Committees to bribe this person to blow the whistle on the WH? Put him/her on the payroll. When the hell are the Repubs going to start playing down and dirty? Now a few words about the Dems appearing on Fox. Beckel/Smeckel; if I never see that moron and his snarky grin will be the day I will most enjoy. Do you think Juan Williams will ever give up his gig on Fox? I seriously doubt it. Fox is fair and balanced, and anyone that watches it on a daily basis knows that this is true.

Big Nicholas on November 6, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Ahh, even more transparency from the most ethical administration in history. They should stick to “news channels” like MSNBC and NBC, the channels OWNED by GE, which has Obama in their pockets. I’m surprised they have not blamed the 10.2% unemployment on Fox News.

Let’s recap: Bush unemployment avg. for 8 years: 5.1%
Obama unemployment avg. for 10 months: 9.1%

Weak men place blame and wear mom jeans.

dthorny on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Snatches of conversations overheard at random in the Whine House relevant to their “war” with Fox:

Found my stones!
Go get ‘em, tiger!

Oops, dropped my stones!
Anybody seen my stones?

Here they are!
Go get ‘em, tiger!

Hey! Who stole my stones?
Not me!

Found ‘em, my bad, sorry!
Go get ‘em tiger!

{ mix and repeat }

ya2daup on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Must you flirt with all the good looking cons?

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:09 PM

+100!

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

This makes about as much sense as Abdullah Abdullah boycotting the runoff election in Afghanistan.

Since Fox News has the biggest audience of any cable network, the Obama Administration is basically conceding its audience to a conservative point of view. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

What a shame, if we can’t watch Bob Heckle Beckel make a fool of himself on Hannity’s Great American Panel. And we can’t enjoy the view of Kirstin Powers.

Smart Power, without the smarts and without Powers.

Steve Z on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Caddell said he had not gotten that message himself from the White House. “They know better than to tell me anything like that,” he said

Cadell is the only dem talking head I like.
Is Dick Morris still a dem?

neuquenguy on November 6, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Must you flirt with all the good looking cons?

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

I only flirt with Dark and I don’t even know what he looks like.

But I hope he’s a he…

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM

“Anybody seen my strawberries?!” -Zero

Maquis on November 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Cadell is good and I like listening to Dick Morris on Bill Oreilly in between interruptions.

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Obama’s war of necessity is with Fox! He still thinks he is on the campaign trail, fighting the ghost of Bush, meanwhile unemployment hits 10.2%.

Fox will be Obama’s waterloo!

TN Mom on November 6, 2009 at 3:23 PM

I only flirt with Dark and I don’t even know what he looks like.

But I hope he’s a he…

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM

I always thought he was a dude, but good point. We have a HottieintheHouse that’s a 58 year-old plumber named Earl… bad comb-over and lives in his mom’s basement. Sad really.

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 3:25 PM

Weak men place blame and wear mom jeans.
dthorny on November 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM

How I love your resurrection of the “mom jeans” visual again.

A most beaudacious comment!

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:25 PM

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:20 PM

I’m a he-man

DarkCurrent on November 6, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Jeremiah Wright warned us that the “chickens will come home to roost”.

And Obambi has a Fox in his henhouse. Awk-bawk-bawk-bawk!

Steve Z on November 6, 2009 at 3:26 PM

So, if Caddell isn’t just preemptively putting people off the track, perhaps it wasn’t him.

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:15 PM

If it’s not Cadell then it must be some younger lower profile strategist who they think they can bully around. Caddell is an established figure and no doubt not very popular in the White House but if they’re not going after him I think they are going after the little guys.

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Also, the strategist was probably on Beck or Hannity.

Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Fox will be Obama’s waterloo!

TN Mom on November 6, 2009 at 3:23 PM

How many Waterloo’s can a man have?
It’s like during the elections: If Obama had had a few hundred less scandals maybe some would have stuck.
It’s the hide-the-forest-among the trees strategy! and works like a charm for the Dems.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Cadell is good and I like listening to Dick Morris on Bill Oreilly in between interruptions.

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM

Dick Morris turned his coat a long time ago. He won’t listen to Obama, and couldn’t care less.

Steve Z on November 6, 2009 at 3:28 PM

I read something at The Corner yesterday that was chilling, and probably right. It said this war on Fox is not about just appealing to the far-Left rabble and fighting strawmen.

Axelrod uses the words “not a legitimate news organization” very deliberately. If Fox is “not a legitimate news organization,” then First Amendment protections do not apply to it.

If First Amendment protections do not apply to it, here are some of the things that COULD happen:

– Glenn Beck is prosecuted for inciting hate crimes under the new federal hate crimes law.

– Fox News and Rupert Murdoch are cited and fined by the Federal Elections Commission for making illegal corporate contributions to federal campaigns.

– Fox News is determined by the FEC to be a partisan campaign organization, ordered to submit campaign finance reports with lists of advertisers and their “contributions”, and disclose personnel and their salaries.

– Advertisers on Fox News are threatened with similar FEC fines for making contributions to a political organization in excess of allowable federal contribution limits.

If Democrats continue to appear on Fox News, no court in the country would ever find that it is a partisan campaign organization and not a legitimate news organization. This is why the White House is trying to intimidate the Democratic consultants and analysts to not appear on Fox.

rockmom on November 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

I’m definitely more liberal than many posting here, but I’ve never hidden that.

I just have my own opinions, just like everyone else.

AnninCA on November 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Ahhhhh to be a mole in the White House, imagine the books to be written and the $$$$ to be made. You can bet someone has got some juicy beans to spill … just a matter of time.

redridinghood on November 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM

rockmom on November 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

Very scary stuff. No doubt they will try to neuter the dissident media as much as they can while they have the power to do it.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2009 at 3:33 PM

As a counteroffensive, Fox can force the Democrats to herd cats: members of their own party.

One way to do so would be to routinely interview the most “out there” Democrat nutjobs in Congress, particularly the House. Their media-pandering junkies — Grayson, for example — would have a tough time turning down more airtime. The more these loons run their mouths, the worse it becomes for the Dems.

ya2daup on November 6, 2009 at 3:36 PM

rockmom on November 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

It certainly worked for Chavez in Venezuela, but I find this scenario wildly implausible here. Admittedly, I found the entire Obama candidacy wildly implausible 20 months ago, so mayber I’m not the best forecaster around.

jwolf on November 6, 2009 at 3:36 PM

WH to Dems: “Don’t go on Fox News.”

WH to Approved Media: “Fox News is so biased they never have Dems on.”

29Victor on November 6, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Howcome on November 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Don’t be naive…she has done that before.
She is a stealth liberal. Takes a non-partisan topic like the shooting, and makes some normal posts.

Really, this seems a bit paranoid. Sure, she may be more of a squishy centrist, and its fine to object to that, but just because someone isn’t very conservative, it doesn’t make them a “stealth” liberal. What does that even mean, anyway? Did she make her comments secretly? It sounds like she openly supported a liberal (and bad) health care policy, but that doesn’t make her a stealth ideologue.

Its fine to go after politicians that are too moderate for their constituents, but attacking moderate, swing voter types is the opposite of what we should be doing. Persuade her she’s wrong, and let her try to persuade you.

Other than the really crazy Kos types, its better to engage than attack. Worked pretty well for Reagan, anyway.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 3:40 PM

rockmom and jwolf: I do not think anything is wildly implausible from Obama and his crew.

GaltBlvnAtty on November 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM

If it’s not Cadell then it must be some younger lower profile strategist who they think they can bully around. Daemonocracy on November 6, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Okay, following your point, then I have to think of Kirsten Powers. This WH would think a younger woman would be easy to bully… and they might be right because KP seems one who wouldn’t “out” whoever threatened her.

Too bad if it is her. She (or whoever) should surprise them and show some chops.

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I’m definitely more liberal than many posting here, but I’ve never hidden that.

I just have my own opinions, just like everyone else.

AnninCA on November 6, 2009 at 3:31 PM

You have a hole in your head that needs a plug

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I mean, is the Whine House really in any position to threaten members of Congress? After Tuesday’s elections any offer from the Whine House to campaign with a Congresscritter would be as welcome as an anvil salesman on a sinking ship who insists on bringing along his samples as he boards a life raft.

ya2daup on November 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

rockmom on November 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

All good points. I saw the same article and found it chilling as well.

This administration’s shenanigans really creep me out.

marybel on November 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM


ZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ladyingray on November 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM

It’s way too late now, the damage is done. But a while back, all Obama and Pelosi had to have done was to sincerely include GOPers in his decision making. All he really did was ask them to rubber stamp his policies and lately he doesn’t even ask that because his policies are so far over the top that most GOP couldn’t bring themselves to do it. It could have been very different if our supposedly highly intelligent Prez had attempted to follow through on the promises of bi-partisanship he campaigned on. Another one of the myriad opportunities this guy has casually thrown away.

jeanie on November 6, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Sure, she may be more of a squishy centrist,

Of course, maybe following my own advice, I should have picked a more diplomatic way of putting it. Though I freely admit that I can be quite squishy too, though usually more on non-political matters.

RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

You have a hole in your head that needs a plug

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Game, set, and match!

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2009 at 4:06 PM

10.2% unemployment
Muslims shooting US soliders
Afghanistan on the brink of collapse

And his biggest worry is a TV channel.

Well it is change, I’ll give him that.

angryed on November 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM

How could Axelturf, the Master of Information Presentation and Opinion Formation, allow this to happen?

At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, . . .

.
Now, all Fox has to do is:
.
1. Publicly issue an invitation to a senior Democrat (or several)
2. Wait for the guest(s) to not show up
3. Go on the air with all of the other scheduled guests
4. Visibly (i.e., on camera) leave an empty seat or two on the show
5. Periodically remind the viewers, say at the beginning of each question, that the named Democratic guest was publicly invited but was told by the White House not to appear
.
Repeat, every show, for 10 weeks (or when everything changes, i.e., 2 weeks).
.
Politically, this sounds about as pleasant as having a few boils lanced.

Arbalest on November 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM

You have a hole in your head that needs a plug

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM

It’s a good thing to have an open mind — but not so open your brain falls out.

GnuBreed on November 6, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Sure, she may be more of a squishy centrist,
Of course, maybe following my own advice, I should have picked a more diplomatic way of putting it. Though I freely admit that I can be quite squishy too, though usually more on non-political matters.
RINO in Name Only on November 6, 2009 at 3:50 PM

who cares…

CCRWM on November 6, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Kirsten Powers has not totally fallen on her sword defending this idiotic administration. She has occasionally agreed that they are acting like the keystone cops. So maybe they don’t even like a tinge of criticism from their own, thus she might have been the target.

karenhasfreedom on November 6, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Arbalest on November 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM

I couldn’t have said it better myself. BRAVO ZULU!

Khun Joe on November 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Fox should buy advertising on ABCNBCCBSMSNBCCNN framing them as “toady news networks”.

kurtzz3 on November 6, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Americans are very pragmatic. They expect people to produce or shut up. BO can’t shut up. He’s everywhere, all the time. It’s obnoxious.

Beyond that, he’s insulting our intellgence with this jobs saved or created nonsense. People get mad over the unemployment numbers but they get really mad when the WH tries to spin them to believe that the stimulus created jobs. American’s hatred for incompetence is nothing compared to their hatred for incompetence mixed with deceit – and incompetent deceit at that.

PackerBronco on November 6, 2009 at 5:19 PM

As word of this spreads, there will be a media backlash. The lame streamers are starting to see writing on the wall that doesn’t look very appealing…

dogsoldier on November 6, 2009 at 5:26 PM

I read that they might try to accuse Fox of some campaign violations or something, in other words, go after them for supporting conservatives or whatever…and it will be easier to do that if there are no Democrats going on there. But I think Fox can blow that right out of the water. They could have their reporters chasing down Democrats trying to get them on camera. Let America watch them run away from Fox.

Terrye on November 6, 2009 at 5:30 PM

I think Fox should declare Obama “not a real President”, and just cut off covering him.

:P

Machete_Bug on November 6, 2009 at 3:08 PM

lololololololol !! Very funny and true. Wow…. if anything would drive this administration off a cliff, that would do it.

Thanks for the laugh. :)

I think another tactic would be to invite them to appear about specific subjects and then state that they declined to appear.

Big Wally 47 on November 6, 2009 at 5:55 PM

That’s ok.

It won’t be long before someone else is in the White House.

gstrickler on November 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Obama the Precedent is Americas Lenin, and I don’t mean John. Obama has been groomed to be the ONE we have been waiting for, here in Amerikkka. So sez the Honorable Rev. WRIGHT.We are doomed, according to really bright liberals,but for different reasons than they state.These people are waging WAR against Americans just like Islamonazis are.I fear we are no more.

huckelberry on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

rockmom on November 6, 2009 at 3:29 PM

The article was chilling enough, and then you go and post this…now I’m getting scared. This is becoming more “1984″ then the book itself! It’s hard to believe that someday the USSR may have more freedoms that we do. *Shudders*

lovingmyUSA on November 6, 2009 at 6:26 PM

You have a hole in your head that needs a plug

AsianGirlInTights on November 6, 2009 at 3:42 PM
It’s a good thing to have an open mind — but not so open your brain falls out.

GnuBreed on November 6, 2009 at 4:20 PM

You guys are killing me! I was one of those that got sucked in by her games…Never again! She finds new suckers all the time.

lovingmyUSA on November 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Pure fascism in the White House. It won’t stop either. Not as long as the fascists are there.

Griz on November 6, 2009 at 6:50 PM

It’s time for Dems to stand up the the WH fascists and tell them to GFY. If they all push back, WH will back down.

BottomLine5 on November 6, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Obama and his advisors seem to be stunted, through having spent too much of their lifetime manipulating the stupider part of the electorate.

Kralizec on November 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

The White House has practically anointed them as the only net truly independent of the Obama administration, making the rest of the nets look like toadies.

The Toadie Media?

mad scientist on November 6, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Obama and his advisors seem to be stunted, through having spent too much of their lifetime manipulating the stupider part of the electorate.

Kralizec

You must mean the right-wingnutters populating the Mad Tea Party of Pariah Failing.

kokobin on November 6, 2009 at 11:39 PM

Beyond that, he’s insulting our intellgence with this jobs saved or created nonsense. People get mad over the unemployment numbers but they get really mad when the WH tries to spin them to believe that the stimulus created jobs. American’s hatred for incompetence is nothing compared to their hatred for incompetence mixed with deceit – and incompetent deceit at that.

PackerBronco

Shrub w.Bush is a staggering genius of unparalleled dimensions who gave the world 8 years of fiscal stability!!

And Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall……

kokobin on November 6, 2009 at 11:52 PM

Dick Morris was never a Dem. Der Slickmeister hired Morris so Morris could help him understand Republicans.

margategop517 on November 7, 2009 at 2:32 AM

kokobin:

Please elaborate as to what your stupid statements have to do with the topic of the thread.

Are you unable to argue as to why your village idiot is has so much time on his hands to wage war on Fox News, but for some reason can not find the time to decide what to do with the current real wars going on?

Why is your idiot threatening members of his own party about going on Fox News?

Can’t answer those questions in a coherent manner, can you? So you resort to petty snipes that make you feel better about yourself, huh. Time to grow up and move on from MoveOn or kos and stop guzzling the KoolAid.

rac on November 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM

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