White House tries backpedaling from Madison protests

posted at 12:55 pm on February 22, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Did the Obama administration’s political group help organize union protests in Madison?  It depends on whom you ask … and when.  Early on, the White House seemed proud of those connections.  Doug Ross, for instance, captured this tweet from DNC communication director Bob Woodhouse on February 17th, when Woodhouse “proudly” retweeted a Politico article linking the White House to the protests:

Proudly RT @evale72: RT @woodhouseb@BarackObama‘s pol arm DNC/OFA playing role in WI protests:http://politi.co/eVVkyR @evale72 // yup!!!

OFA is, of course, Organizing for America, which used to be Obama’s political campaign organization, whose transformation into OFA was announced by Obama himself three days before his inauguration.  It now runs under the auspices of the DNC.  The Washington Post reported on the 18th that Obama “thrust himself” into Madison through his “political operation”:

President Obama thrust himself and his political operation this week into Wisconsin’s broiling budget battle, mobilizing opposition Thursday to a Republican bill that would curb public-worker benefits and planning similar protests in other state capitals.

Obama accused Scott Walker, the state’s new Republican governor, of unleashing an “assault” on unions in pushing emergency legislation that would change future collective-bargaining agreements that affect most public employees, including teachers.

The president’s political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to get thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

We’ll come back to Ohio momentarily.  Since Friday, the White House has attempted to disconnect itself from the Madison protests, notes J. P. Freire of the Washington Examiner:

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer is claiming that “This is a Wisconsin story, not a Washington one,” contradicting the Washington Post’s reporting that the president and his political apparatus has gotten deeply involved in the effort. But Pfeiffer fails to acknowledge that unions, particularly in the public sector, and President Obama’s apparatus are the same thing, having worked to get out the vote for Democrats for years. …

The eagerness to claim credit, apparently, has wound up being an obstacle to the whole grassroots narrative. But even the claim that AFSCME, the AFL-CIO, or even the SEIU, are representative of some kind of grassroots movement denies everything we know about unions. First is their political access: Then-SEIU president Andy Stern not only served on the president’s deficit commission, he was also the top visitor to the White House in 2009, the first year Obama was in office. Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO’s head boss, is on tape saying that he talks to someone at the White House every day.

There’s a word for this, and it’s not “grassroots.”

No, it’s beginning to look like a nationwide campaign, but it is interesting to see the White House suddenly backpedaling.  The AFL-CIO and NEA sponsored a poll that purportedly shows Walker and the GOP losing this PR battle in Wisconsin, but if that were truly the case, then the White House would hardly launch a belated effort to wipe its fingerprints off of the union protests.

Meanwhile, back in Ohio, Governor John Kasich has a message for the union activists looking to challenge his own efforts. Last night on Fox, Kasich explained why cities and counties need to have more leeway in dealing with public-sector costs, and pointed to one of his own cities as an example of what happens when those costs go uncontrolled:

You may not be able to cut your way to prosperity, but you can sure spend your way into bankruptcy and recession, as Ohio has learned the hard way.


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Organizing for America

Thugs on Wheels.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Sorry. You break it, you buy it.

But not with our tax dollars.

steebo77 on February 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Gee the President/uniter is using his position in the Federal government to thwart the democrat results in the states and smash his opposition, who knew!

rob verdi on February 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM

The AFL-CIO and NEA sponsored a poll that purportedly shows Walker and the GOP losing this PR battle in Wisconsin, but if that were truly the case, then the White House would hardly launch a belated effort to wipe its fingerprints off of the union protests.

We was framed!

/whitehouse.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM

No, it’s beginning to look like a nationwide campaign, but it is interesting to see the White House suddenly backpedaling.

“Representatitve democracy is only for lefties who win” –Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio lefties

“Being for the unions is only when it’s good for my numbers” — Obama

On this one, may he suffocate in egg white, the fool.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

This clown has got to go.

“Yes, Yes We Can!!”

“Nope! Nope, waddn’t me, I swears it”

/ugh.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Since there is a outward sign from the Unions who are trying to “Stand with WI” and do protests in other States concerning this.

What should the employees who are part of the “union”, which didn’t want to be, do?

Ohio, WI, AK, OR, WA and quite a few other States are part of the link I posted. Might be worth someones while to look into that union… since it is also the union who is “organizing” with OFA.

opps.

upinak on February 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

He needs a “Representative Democracy and Federalism Summit”, the constitution ‘professor’.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Can’t wait for crr6′ take.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Ugh, is right.
The WH can backpedal all they want, no one is fooled. The 2012 election is going to shape up to be all about unions if TheWonWTF isn’t careful.

ORconservative on February 22, 2011 at 1:04 PM

O’Reilly, the O-ars-sucker, claimed last night that O was never in support of the WI unions…all this while he fact-checked CNN and the NYT on topic, correctly.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

No, it’s beginning to look like a nationwide campaign, but it is interesting to see the White House suddenly backpedaling.

Because they see and hear the cracks.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

On this one, may he suffocate in egg white, the fool.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

He is fomenting unrest in 14 States. This is going to get very very bad, very quickly, as it spreads like the fire he allowed to ignite in the ME.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

O’Reilly, the O-ars-sucker, claimed last night that O was never in support of the WI unions…all this while he fact-checked CNN and the NYT on topic, correctly.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

He’s an ass.

the_nile on February 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Those tweets from the DNC were supposed to be labelled “for internal Journolist use only – do not distribute.”

Vashta.Nerada on February 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

go johnny go….

cmsinaz on February 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The public unions are on their way out. If it is taxpayer money, the pension and other benefits should be completely in line with the private sector. However, what surprises me is the refusal of the conservative governors to cut pensions for firefighters and police as well, since they significantly add to the state deficit. Maybe that does not poll too well? We are way beyond political correctness at this point – we need *all* public unions to take cuts else it is curtains down for all of us.

peter_griffin on February 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

If you or I refused to show up to work we’d get canned, why can’t the Gov fire them?

Alden Pyle on February 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

White House tries backpedaling from Madison protests

MO of this community organizer

cmsinaz on February 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

The AFL-CIO and NEA sponsored a poll

Right, at the protest site…

WhoU4 on February 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Oh, now I get it. He’s cratering on Rasmussen at -20 and 44% and also on Gallup down a collective total of 4 points since yesterday.

Keep on diggin, O. Dig all the way to China for all we care.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

A “civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the United States military.

….the Unions?!?

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

He is fomenting unrest in 14 States. This is going to get very very bad, very quickly, as it spreads like the fire he allowed to ignite in the ME.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

And he woke up that stupid sleeping giant again. This will not end well for Barry.

Knucklehead on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Do you backpedal, then pivot? Or is it a pivot, then a backpedal?

I’m just trying to keep these ‘leadership’ moves straight…

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

He is fomenting unrest in 14 States. This is going to get very very bad, very quickly, as it spreads like the fire he allowed to ignite in the ME.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Yep, the “uniter” – Winning the Future (WTF), one unrest at a time.

Mr. Nobel turns in his grave. Fools the world over, now they can see what he’s made of…no stones on the ME, North Africa and no leadership at home. He could have been a leader on the budget (SOTU big miss) and on this, also standing for freedom the world over. Instead he is what he always was, a narcissistic eunuch.

Mock him. It’s the only tool that works on types like him.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Rasmussen has him at -20….and his strongly favorable is 21 the lowest.

r keller on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

BTW… What if we find out that all this union B.S. is to keep our eyes off the middle east and off the fact that hezbollah is in Mexico?

Who will protect our union when they invade through Texas and Arizona?

/They can keep california

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

/python

Red Cloud on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

….the Unions?!?

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Yup. Taxpayer funded unions at that.

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

If you or I refused to show up to work we’d get canned, why can’t the Gov fire them?

Alden Pyle on February 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM

bargining units are the problem. You have to show “evidence” on workers, even when it is problematic to show. Also, you can’t fire due to attitude or something like like because of certain criteria. Also, if anyone knows about unions… they never help the lower normal employee… it is usually the supervisors that become stagnant and plant like because the little employees can’t complain about supers unless they have “evidence”.

It is a catch 22 and lets be honest, does anyone know of a union employee who likes there job or the employees they work with?

upinak on February 22, 2011 at 1:12 PM

You can call them “Dean Dollars.”

Former Vermont Governor and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, a one-time presidential candidate, is the founder of a group that by mid-day of President’s Day had raised over $100,000 in a slush fund to “back” the on-the-lam Wisconsin Democratic State Senators.

The Dean Dollars are being specifically funneled to the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee (SSDC) — an apparent violation of Wisconsin election law that pointedly says, according to the Wisconsin Election Board’s Legal Counsel in a 2005 decision, that the “SSDC may not accept a contribution of more than $6,000 from a single committee in a calendar year.” (Note: the Election Board is now called the “Wisconsin Government Accountability Board.”)

The money, requested in an e-mail obtained over the weekend by The American Spectator, is being solicited in $14 dollar contributions through the Dean-founded million-member “Democracy for America” grassroots organizing group chaired by Dean’s brother Jim. There are no prohibitions on more generous donations of any amount. The funds are being collected through the left-wing “Act Blue” fundraising website, which identifies itself as “the online clearinghouse for Democratic action.”

The $14 dollar solicitation is symbolic — as in one dollar for every one of the fourteen Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate. All of whom have now fled the state in a political battle royal over budget cuts and collective bargaining rights for public employees with the newly elected Republican Governor. On Monday, the Huffington Post quoted Senator Tim Carpenter, one of the fourteen, as saying of the decision to remain out of state: “We’ll be here until Gov. Walker decides that he wants to talk.”

Carpenter made no mention of who was paying his expenses.

Amspec blog.

Wethal on February 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Rather than acting as President of the people of the US, isn’t Obama the defacto king of all unions in the US?
Obama: I will ‘paint the nation purple with SEIU’

albill on February 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Win the Future, Lose the Hell out of the present.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Question For Obama (and, of course, ccr6)

You want the other 49 states to bail out CA when it goes belly-up later this year? If not, why not?

alwyr on February 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

….the Unions?!?

pseudonominus on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Ask someone who has ever been in a union, how much they have to pay into their union dues. Find out how many people are in that union, multiply it by 2 and you get an answer into the millions. Not to mention you have to “give” the union a day of your Leave.

Have I mentioned I hate unions.

upinak on February 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Obama is doing the old Washington Two-step.

portlandon on February 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

In Puerto Rico the Secretary of Education fired the top brass of the Teachers’ Union. And he took away their teaching licenses, so they can’t teach neither in private nor in public schools.

What I wonder is what’s gonna happen to the head honcho-he’s staying put (with no’ money, hmmm) in his leadership position and is threatening with more strikes, and attempt to stop an annual test that kids take there.

He’s accusing lots of people on dictatorship, when he acts as a dictator himself.

ProudPalinFan on February 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Øbama is community organizing the country, state by state, using the public unions to stir the pot. He’s starting to sense the blowback, so now he tries to cover his tracks.

Obama: I will ‘paint the nation purple with SEIU’

petefrt on February 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Listen carefully as you watch Scooter stride briskly to a podium. Hear that clanging sound?

Me neither.

a capella on February 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Barry is puts the “fact” in “manufactured.”

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Here’s a man with stones.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:22 PM

“OFA acted stupidly,” -Hussein Obooba.

Akzed on February 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Do you backpedal, then pivot? Or is it a pivot, then a backpedal?

I’m just trying to keep these ‘leadership’ moves straight…

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Just learn the dance steps to “Do the Hustle.”

Wethal on February 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Is it just me, or does this idiot seem to do a lot of backpedaling on a lot of issues?

rbj on February 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Obama is doing the old Washington Two-step.

portlandon on February 22, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Dance A Little Sidestep

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Do you backpedal, then pivot? Or is it a pivot, then a backpedal?

I’m just trying to keep these ‘leadership’ moves straight…

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM
Just learn the dance steps to “Do the Hustle.”

Wethal on February 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Hahahahahaa! Thanks guys… I needed my daily belly laugh

Key West Reader on February 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Rasmussen has him at -20….and his strongly favorable is 21 the lowest.

r keller on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

His approval index has gone down 11 points since last Thursday. Pretty much around the time his ties to the Wisconsin temper tantrum were exposed.

JammieWearingFool on February 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

“We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for” –Obama

Sweep into oblivion.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM


here ya go wethal :)

cmsinaz on February 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Is it just me, or does this idiot seem to do a lot of backpedaling on a lot of issues?

rbj on February 22, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Here’s the dance steps.

Issue-opine-demagogue
backpedal-pivot-finger point
spin-baby-spin-baby-party time?
lookie there-JLo-Kanye-lap dance-Bears lose

second verse, same as the first.

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Do you backpedal, then pivot? Or is it a pivot, then a backpedal?

I’m just trying to keep these ‘leadership’ moves straight…

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Got me. Thought the ballerina was gone.

katy the mean old lady on February 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Now does anyone believe on word that comes out of the wh or bho? bho goes out opening his mouth to lie, plows up snakes, acts as if he has done nothing wrong, and then blames everone but him. This man makes me sick! I hope his approval poll goes to 3!
L

letget on February 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

excellent :)

cmsinaz on February 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Barry can’t run away from time.

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

portlandon nailed it as a two-step:

You put your left foot in
You put your left foot out

Christien on February 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM

His approval index has gone down 11 points since last Thursday. Pretty much around the time his ties to the Wisconsin temper tantrum were exposed.

JammieWearingFool on February 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Nonsense. The MSM keeps telling me about an Obama resurgence. And they never lie.

angryed on February 22, 2011 at 1:38 PM

O’Reilly, the O-ars-sucker, claimed last night that O was never in support of the WI unions…all this while he fact-checked CNN and the NYT on topic, correctly.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

I heard tht BOR said that O wasn’t doing anything to involve himself in the WI situation or something like that and my first thought was that I’d love to see the video or the pictures that Soros and Obama surely have on BOR…it must be really bad …LOL

CCRWM on February 22, 2011 at 1:39 PM

O’Reilly, the O-ars-sucker, claimed last night that O was never in support of the WI unions…all this while he fact-checked CNN and the NYT on topic, correctly.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

He’s an ass.

the_nile on February 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

BOR is part of the problem.

pugwriter on February 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Obama will be in Cleveland tomorrow…and there is going to be a major anti-Kasich rally down in Columbus by public service workers union members trying to force Kasich to not balance the state’s budget on their benefits, and to show solidarity with their “brethren” in Wisconsin.

If Obama takes the side of the demonstrators (as he did with Madison) Obama will essentially declare war on Ohio and its sovereign duty to balance its own books and establish its own standards, as dictated by the November elections.

If Obama says nothing at all about the rally in Columbus, will he be saying that the SEIU thugs are on their own? Will he merely vote “present” and hope it all goes away? How does he get away with his party, the Dems, financing these rallies?

Obama is one clause or phrase away from losing Ohio no matter which way he turns. Lose Ohio lose in 2012.

Well, Mr. Obama, what ya gonna do?

coldwarrior on February 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Two things: 1) Maybe that ice they ran out upon wasn’t nearly as solid as they thought. CRACK!

2) Frances Piven encouraged exactly this when she called for riots like they had in France and Greece. Beck pointed this out and got vilified for saying this was what she was calling for. I’m just wondering why anyone is surprised. I’m only surprised that the WH is now backing AWAY from this. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANTED TO HAPPEN!!!

Cloward-Piven, baby. It’s Barry’s MO for anyone who bothers to look at more than the placard that says, “Yes We Can!” Yes, we can bring this country to its knees, demolish its standing in the world, put our boots on its citizens’ necks, foment hatred and mistrust, divide, degrade, destroy…

Wow. Come to think of it… Alinsky was right on target dedicating Rules for Radicals to Satan.

UnderstandingisPower on February 22, 2011 at 1:42 PM

OMG!! AFL-CIO and SEIU join with DNC and OFA to help AFSCME with WTF. UH-OH, suddenly WH says “STFU”, PDQ.

LOL!!

ziggyville on February 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

DNC, Under The Bus.
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0211/DNC_under_the_bus.html

a capella on February 22, 2011 at 1:54 PM

coldwarrior on February 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

Stay in DC and vote “present” faking an excuse about having to keep on events in the Middle East or something. (Because, you know, it’s so hard to get wifi for his laptop in Ohio.)

Wethal on February 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

O’Reilly, the O-ars-sucker, claimed last night that O was never in support of the WI unions…all this while he fact-checked CNN and the NYT on topic, correctly.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM

BOR is still tumescent as a result of his Superbowl interview with Bammie. Give him time, it will wear off.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

coldwarrior on February 22, 2011 at 1:40 PM

ITA, along with the rest of his AF1 pending flights to *cough*campaign*cough*.

ProudPalinFan on February 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Did the Obama administration’s political group help organize union protests in Madison?

*He asks with a straight face…then debates* Course, without a poll hard to know which way to go.
You must debate whether the sun will come up tomorrow…everyday!

winston on February 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Madison is Obama’s Waterloo #2

faraway on February 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM

So the top law enforcement official in the FEDERAL government is involving himself in disputes in a STATE government that should be handled by that state’s governor, legislature, and courts.

I guess Obama learned all about the separation of powers in law school, and decided he wanted nothing to do with it.

tom on February 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Organizer in Chief denies organizing…?

d1carter on February 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Rather than acting as President of the people of the US, isn’t Obama the defacto king of all unions in the US?
Obama: I will ‘paint the nation purple with SEIU’

albill on February 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Thanks for that link. The video is sobering considering what we’ve seen the last couple of years and especially this last week.

INC on February 22, 2011 at 2:18 PM

When you lost Klein and Richard Cohen, it’s time to backtrack.

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Too late for Obama not to be tied to all of this but it is great the Governor’s are standing up for doing the right thing. States and local government cannot afford to pay so much for benefits for government employees.

Don’t believe a public service employee should ever be allowed to strike — strike and get the Ronald Reagan treatment IMO!

As for the teachers who got the fraudulent excuses from the doctors on the corners, I would put them on a non-paid leave for two weeks and tell them if you do anything like that again, you are fired.

PhiKapMom on February 22, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Obutthead is a coward of the first order. First, he thumps his chest, and acts proud, and pleased to take credit for what’s going on in Wisconsin.

When he comes to realize this isn’t favorable to a majority of Americans, and could come back to bite him in the arse….he backs down. Some President.

A loser is, as a loser does, and Obama is a loser, who never should have gotten involved in the first d@mn place!!!

capejasmine on February 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Excellent! Unions spending millions on busing people into the States for things other than stuffing the ballot box is great!

The more money we can bleed them on these protests, the less that they will have to bribe contribute to the progressive campaigns.

Same thing with Planned Parenthood. Cutting their $300M, makes it more difficult for them to donate their $50M for progressives.

barnone on February 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Be reminded, again.

After viewing the video below we can now say with certainty which side President Obama is on concerning the Wisconsin public union protests. Mr. Obama is not a public union supporter, he is their national leader. This is rapidly becoming a nationwide manufactured “crisis”, as orchestrated by SEIU and Obama’s Organizing for America. Is this what he meant when he said he would make us a nation of purple states?

Schadenfreude on February 22, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Do you backpedal, then pivot? Or is it a pivot, then a backpedal?

I’m just trying to keep these ‘leadership’ moves straight…

ted c on February 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Beats me, but do all those moves mean we’re finally out of that damned ditch?

Barnestormer on February 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM

“Setting the table for job creation.” Its spring time. Like pruning a tree.

Love it.

Angry Dumbo on February 22, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Is it just me or are others noticing that Fox has gone squishy on Obama and his merry little band of Communists? Megan, Gretta,Cavuto, O’reilly, seem to try to subtly defend the WTF Muslim administration.They never seem to run out of Democratic strategists spewing the party line.I guess ,like everything else, they have been “Community organized.” Juan Williams and Alan Combs need to be on PBS.

Marco on February 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Progressive Wrecking Ball……..Barack Obama.

But polls show he can beat every Republican? How is that?

Will it take Radical Muslims or Mexican Gangs burning down American cities, or $10.00 a gallon gas to make people see what Progressives mean when they say “TRANSFORM” America?

Apparently!

PappyD61 on February 22, 2011 at 3:41 PM

buggy whips, 8 track tape decks, beepers and unions

what are ‘things that are obsolete’ alex

DrW on February 22, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Is it just me or are others noticing that Fox has gone squishy on Obama and his merry little band of Communists? Megan, Gretta,Cavuto, O’reilly, seem to try to subtly defend the WTF Muslim administration.They never seem to run out of Democratic strategists spewing the party line.I guess ,like everything else, they have been “Community organized.” Juan Williams and Alan Combs need to be on PBS.

Marco on February 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I’ve also noticed that something at Fox News has changed for the worse.

Sometime around the Giffords shooting, I believe the bigs at Fox News told them all to shut down any strong opinion against the Bamster. Might have come from Murdoch, he might have been threatened by Bammie and his FCC goons.

PS: Greta was always squishy. She’s a liberal.

slickwillie2001 on February 22, 2011 at 4:03 PM

The actions taken in WI, with at least the tacit approval of the POTUS, by the DNC & Obama’s ‘Organizing for America’ political machine are clearly illegal, and when the full truth becomes known, just might prove to be Obama’s “Watergate” moment.

bmac727 on February 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM

when the full truth becomes known, just might prove to be Obama’s “Watergate” moment.
bmac727 on February 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM

….. like when it was found that his campaign was funded from overseas .. yeah, that got traction / action.
Sooo many other illegal activities have just been swept under.. the bus ?? ARRGGHH.
I’m pretty damned pi**ed off by this band of theives, atm, so forgive my cynicism.

pambi on February 22, 2011 at 6:02 PM

What do you mean ‘Tries’?? How many more examples do we need?

Obama: I didn’t say/do that!
AWMCSTAHT*: But there’s video of you doing/saying exactly that..two weeks ago.
Obama: Nope, didn’t happen.
Chris Mathews: Sarah Palin eats kittens.
Obama: I like kittens.
Obama Faithful: YAY!!

*- Anyone with more common sense than a horse turd.

BigWyo on February 22, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Walk it back. . . . walk it back . . . walk it back.

kens on February 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM