Bob Woodward blasts Obama’s actions as “a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time”

Rush has been talking about this on the radio so I thought I’d go ahead and post it. This is from Bob Woodward this morning in response to Obama claiming that he can’t send an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of sequestration:

Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ 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,’ as he did when Clinton was president because of some budget document?

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. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.

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  • The ba$tard can find the money to send F-16s and tanks to his muslim brotherhood though.

    Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth of many wicked;
    for the power of the wicked will be broken,
    but the Lord upholds the righteous.
    Psalm 37:16,17

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      AbC, why do you use the “$” sign so much? Are you part of the evil 1%? 😉

      • Godisright

        After Osbama gets done, these will be the only dollars left $$$

        • Conservative_Hippie


    • TexasPGRRider


  • Joe

    Sociopathic behavior of this “thing” should not be news to anyone

    Zero is like a little child – He must have his way OR

    He will ruin the game for everyone –

    He is a very mentally sick person – I hope he cracks soon!

    Unfortunately – sick people usually don’t crack before they do lots of damage

    I am glad the MSM is finally coming around

    • Sober_Thinking

      They’re not coming around at all… but there was accidently a moment of lucidity.

      • Joe

        Hopefully – It’s contagious!

        • Sober_Thinking


    • Rshill7

      You had me up until that last line Joseph.

      If you would’ve erased that last line and replaced with it one word: “Hello”, you’d have had me at Hello 🙂

    • Pyrran

      This is what has worried me since the “thing” got elected. He would crack and start a nuclear war, just because he can’t get his way.

    • Obama is sick but what is most disturbing are the people who voted for him. Those same people will vote in someone else as sick as Obama.

  • aPLWBinAK

    “That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”……..that implies he’s seen it before. I don’t think we have….this Preezy is out of control with his lies, and he is enthusiastically aided and abetted by a Communist media.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on and amen.

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • aposematic

      Good catch/thought…it was my first thought when I heard this.

    • famouswolf

      The first thing that popped into my head was Nixon.

      If that’s what he was thinking he has a very warped sense of equivalence. This ‘thing’ is more like a Hitler or a Caligula or a Nero.

      • waytngtym

        Maybe this is Woodward’s way of a segue back into investigative journalism, because he’s realizing he has been wrong about this guy and it’s hard to admit. Next he’ll say he’s never seen anything like this before, and that will be more accurate. Maybe people will listen to him then.

        More investigation Bob.

      • ImNoDhimmi

        I suspect Mr. Woodward knows just about all there is to know about Nixon. And I’m sure he is coming to understand how very devious and dangerous Barry and his minions are.

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        • famouswolf

          More likely it’s just more theater to help the jerk sell books.

  • Sober_Thinking

    You gotta love it when the insane asylum (MSNBC) calls you crazy.

    Obama is a petulent child. Someone better change his diapers because he’s stinking up the joint with his crap.

  • clockwindingdown

    He can find the money to play golf, fly our jet there, and take lessons…

    He doesn’t need to find the money, it’s already there and the ships already have the budget for tours. Its called redirect.

    We all know its a game to blame the Republicans. So what happened to, “the Republicans are pro war pro Military” narrative? I mean these leftist can message all sides of a subject and win because msm will cover their backsides. Lately it appears they are arguing with themsleves.

    Once again the left is controlling the narrative!

    Has anyone checked to see if “the one” has syphilis, there has to be some mental disorder beyond being a leftist happening here…

  • Rshill7

    That’s a start Bobby Woody. Is there anything else you can call him out on?

    Pretend his name is Nixon. If his name were Nixon, he’d be in your toaster and you’d be breaking out the jam and butter and dancing on his crumbs by now wouldn’t ya’?

    • mike3e4r7

      Yeah, but what Nixon did was commit a very serious offense bordering on treason /sarc. Obama’s only hallowing out our military, aiding and abetting our enemies, and destroying our country from within. Give the poor guy a break.

      • notsofastthere

        We keep looking toward Iran and saying they want to hasten the 12th Imam. In truth, I think it’s Obama that wants that to happen. Bringing chaos about in the Big Satan is what he IS doing.

    • aposematic

      “Dancing on his crumbs…” Good one! And you haven’t even been to my house?

  • Obama is not a man conscience and the sooner people learn that the better they will be able to counter him. No low is too low for him.

  • ryanomaniac

    The man has no shame.

  • So you’re saying Obama is trying to SequeSCARE the people? If the people don’t care about sequester try to scare them about it.. The same old tired Obama and Democrat scare tactic. It’s madness that this idiocy keeps fooling the people..

    • Pyrran

      Well, I for one am sequestioning his sanity.

  • stage9

    LIBERALISM is a “kind of madness”.

    We have put the patients in charge of the asylum and then we wonder why we’re miserable!

  • Kordane

    Madness is too kind. Madness implies that he’s not thinking, that there is no agenda, no ideology, no ultimate aim to any of it. The opposite is true.

    He’s not mad, he’s just an ideologue with the singular mission to destroy America and implement his utopian childhood dream: A communist dictatorship.

    Madness is for people who know not what they do. Obama knows precisely what he’s doing.

    • Rocco11

      Exactly right, sounds like Woodward needs to brush up on Karl Marx, Frank Marshall Davis, Saul Alinsky, and Edward Said…

  • PVG

    Could it be that the inept, narcissistic, man-child, is beginning to annoy the msm? And then I woke up……………..

  • Where has Woodward been for the past 5 years? This “insanity” isn’t new…it’s been on full display since 2008. Thank heavens for small favors that Woodward MAY be wakening from his stupor.

  • You know what is really insane is that this government(the president & democrats) can’t cut 2% off a 8% INCREASE in GOVERNMENT spending.. Now that is MADNESS!! And its FULL STEAM ahead with this President!

  • c4pfan

    The madness started since he was in office, what the heck is Woodward talking about.

    Also, WHY is anyone in the GOP working with Obama on anything (amnesty, etc) when he acts like this?

  • Woodward is right. It is not only a lie, but also dangerous to the country to say that you can’t possibly find these cuts in a $3+ trillion budget. THAT is madness. And for Congress, which holds the power of the purse, to NOT put its foot down and determine where these cuts are going to go, is just shameful. An agreement to cut a certain amount of money from the budget should have been reached, and THEN it should have been up to Congress to decide where to make the cuts. All the cuts had to add up to the amount agreed to initially, but HOW the cuts would be made should remain with Congress. If Congress is too weak not to exercise its own Constitutional right to spend money, then we really are in trouble.

  • keninil

    He should have said John Boehner has been making gutsier moves. That would have really PO’d Obama !!

    • aposematic

      Got a good laugh out of that keninil…thanks!

  • celestiallady

    Geez is someone just now noticing? Do all these people have their heads buried up their you know what? Good God what is it going to take to do something about the madness???

  • c4pfan

    Did no one hear what Juan Williams said about Liberals and if you speak out?

    • aposematic

      Well we did already know that; but, it was nice to hear Juan’s first hand knowledge own up to it.

  • Conniption Fitz


    It makes not a hill of beans to spending or debt reduction. They are making a mountain out of a mole hill to distract us from the real issues – government corruption and looting.

    Problem is the politicians won’t cut their own paychecks, perks and pork or the bigger paycheck to the illegals and entitled class and to their crony donors and interest groups and foreign aid to corrupt dictatorships and Islamist frienemies, mostly enemies.

    One huge need is for honest and stringent control of excess and fraud in the government and in the social programs. The federal courts ruled against Rick Scott’s drug testing for welfare recipients. Welfare checks are used for drugs, cruises, alcohol, etc. Some people get thousands of dollars worth of free food and healthcare, housing…and they aren’t even citizens.

    It’s disgusting. And no one wants to deal with it honestly and truthfully.

  • c4pfan

    So, basically the GOP is going to give Obama power as to where the ‘cuts’ are and then think that he’s not going to use what he stated above on the continuing resolution?

    • Conservator1

      The GOP is giving Obama that power because the President doesn’t want it. Obama’s scare tactic approach is to blame the sequester cuts solely upon Republicans albeit it was a White House concept and proposal.

      The progressive messiah fears getting his hands messy cutting spending from his base. And this can be seen from a lefty reporter’s piece, Bob Woodward, which was published by the Washington Post which can never be confused with anything conservative (see below):

      Obama’s sequester deal-changer – February 22

      And that was what Woodward was explaining in the video above.

  • daimon1

    Bob Woodward blasts Obama’s actions as “a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time”
    This man has been “mad” all his life – where have you been Bob???

  • John_Frank

    RS, thanks for sharing Bob Woodward’s comments.

    Finally, a senior member of the Democratic media establishment is speaking out in opposition to President Obama’s “madness.”

  • cabensg

    It’s a kind of madness he’s never seen in a long time…….no, it’s a kind of madness he’s never seen…………. and neither have we.

  • He called it madness, more like sociopathic.

  • leel004

    I wished someone would have asked woodward….WHEN have you seen such demonic lunacy??????????
    answer………… N E V E R ! ! ! !
    NOT—“in a long time–(NEVER)”

  • TxGold

    I don’t believe that even obama can get away with this for another 4 years. nixon went down and I wouldn’t be surprised if the same happens to obama.

    • aposematic

      But unlike Nixon, the MSM/Press protects Obuma…

      • clevonlittle

        that is the real travesty………

    • c4pfan

      I think he will get away with it.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    obama’s not sending an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because he doesn’t want to upset his muslim brothers. He could do it if he was so inclined, but he’s not interested in doing the right thing if it will cause muslims any heartburn.

    Worst president in my lifetime and FDR was president when I was born!!!!!!!

  • LiveFreeOrDieAmerica

    Obama is the supreme deceiver and manipulator-in-chief. He and his minions are working very hard to continue to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people – specifically the low / lower information voters that supported and still support him. Anyone with a mostly functioning cerebral cortex will discern the deceit and absolute hostage-taking attempts by the Obama administration that is associated with their stance on the sequester they initiated. Instead of setting to work figuring out how and where reductions in spending growth (NOT cuts at all) will be applied, he spends twice or more effort trying to contrive ways to inflict maximum felt pain and disruption to the American people. Withhold services not find ways to maintain services. Look for what you CAN’T do not what you CAN do. Look for ways to minimize services to the American people for the money they paid in taxes NOT maximize them. dumb-down, hurt, inflict pain, disrupt, scare, etc. Is this what a president of these United States of America is elected to do?!

  • tinlizzieowner

    Woodward is not the kind of guy Obama want’s to cross. 😉

    • I’ve had some sharp criticism of Woodward in the past, but he reminds me of the kind of journalist that used to exist in America back under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan. The old Sam Donaldson would have been all over Obama long before now. The current Sam Donaldson is busy lying his a$$ off to j-school kids at Georgetown, telling them what horrible people the Conservatives are, and how wonderful Comrade Obama is.

      Glad Woodward is still sharp. Hope I’m that sharp in another decade.

      • tinlizzieowner

        I’m just glad to see that a journalist who was once the darling of the left, has the integrity to still call it as he sees it. That’s getting to be a rare commodity these days. 🙁

    • c4pfan

      What proof do you have of that?

      • tinlizzieowner

        Read the title of this topic and get back to me. 😉
        Woodward and Bernstein had the guts to take on Nixon (which was a risky thing to do), for being the liar that he was and having ‘a machine’ behind him to ‘fix’ his enemies.
        It’s refreshing to see that he still has the journalistic integrity to take on Obama (which is a risky thing to do), for being the liar that he is and having ‘a machine’ behind him to ‘fix’ his enemies.

  • kloyd0306

    Why would anyone believe that Woodward is now, somehow, credible?

    I don’t trust him at all. In fact, I think he’s trying to help the Bamster with this warning.

    • Curiousmoi

      Actually he is still seeing as clearly as he was when he exposed Nixon, just sayin

  • Pat & Stu were hilarious on this topic the other day (and we could use some humor right now).

    They kept saying stuff like “You don’t want to be in any public buildings after the sequester happens, because obviously they’re gonna collapse. Airplanes will be falling out of the sky.”

    A guy called the show and warned people to stay off the highways, since bridges and overpasses will obviously be falling down.

    Comrade Barack al-Husseini Vissarionovič Obama will be trying to make pitchforks and torches illegal soon. Buy yours now!

  • PapaLouie

    It may very well be a disaster, but not because of a few billion dollars in cuts. You see, Obama is planning on starting those 28 new government programs he mentioned in his SOTU speech. They take priority over current government programs like the military and protecting the borders. So this is all a set-up for when he transfers money to his new programs. He’ll blame his budget cuts and layoffs on the sequester, which he will then blame on the GOP for not being willing to raise taxes on the rich. If Republicans try to tell Obama’s brain-dead supporters and non-media low-information voters that the problem is not the fault of sequester, that it’s because of Obama’s expensive new programs, they won’t believe it. That’s because Obama said his new programs like free pre-school for everyone won’t cost us a dime. And they know Obama doesn’t lie.

  • Godisright

    What do you mean, haven’t seen this madness in a long time?
    I’ve been seeing it for the last 4 years!!!!

    • Curiousmoi

      Right Godisright…how about the 2 years while he was running for PreZ Clear as crystal for those with eyes to see.

      • Godisright

        Right on that!

  • guppymanster

    Bob Woodward spoke the truth and must be admired for his intestinal fortitude. The complicit lapdog media has said nothing. We don’t know much about where obama came from but we know a hell of a lot about who he is. Obama is a left wing demagogue of the most extreme type who depends on his slavish media. When someone on the left speaks out obama is threatened as he should be. He has never governed because he doesn’t know how and doesn’t want to learn. He employs deception and poisonous politics as he relies upon theatrics and government freak outs. It’s always cliffs, ceilings and catastrophes for obama because his politics are based upon lies and emotion and he’s in a perpetual campaign mode. With a complicit media and an uninformed public he seeks to come across as trying to fix things up instead of destroying things. Obama demonizes and ridicules anyone who disagrees with him while he engages in theatrics and hides behind children, people dressed as doctors, firemen or whatever the occasion calls for.

  • Yet the Obama’s find ways to afford separate taxpayer funded flights/ vacations to Martha’s Vineyard, Aspen Colorado, and Hawaii. There’s plenty of room in the budget for that, but national security (which is the government’s most important obligation) can’t be funded.

  • Curiousmoi

    Madness is too kind a word…evil seems just about right

  • Curiousmoi

    If you don’t think the Jehovah God has a sense of humor read Ecclesiastes 10:2 NASB “The wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left”. (fyi the Bible’s definition of a fool is one who has “said in his heart there is no God.”)

  • Wisewoman2

    Just the comments where Woodard compares him to the three previous presidents and he comes up short and inferior to each one means that Woodard is an enemy for the rest of Obama’s life. I hope Woodard understands that and will take appropriate action such as in the future giving as good as he gets from this administration. He will never be forgiven by that crowd just as Jessie jackson, Sr has never been spoken to again after he said on open mic that he could not stand Obama and wanted to cut off his private part. You saw Obama’s justice department finally come after Jessie, Jr, the darling of Jessie, Sr’s heart. Pay back is a -itch. Watch out Woodard!!!

  • nimei576