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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

So is it ok to start calling him Betrayus again, since that's exactly what he apparently did?

The right was just incensed (INCENSED!!!) when MoveOn came up with the Betrayus moniker. If it turns out that his biographer/lover was the source of White House leaks, then I guess the name fits better than ever.

Background on the Betrayus controversy, for those who want a refresher:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoveOn.org_ad_controversy

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Reply So is it ok to start calling him Betrayus again, since that's exactly what he apparently did? (Original post)
DisgustipatedinCA Nov 2012 OP
liberalmuse Nov 2012 #1
theoldman Nov 2012 #2
DisgustipatedinCA Nov 2012 #3
flamingdem Nov 2012 #8
niyad Nov 2012 #4
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #5
Whisp Nov 2012 #6
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #9
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #11
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #13
Whisp Nov 2012 #14
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #16
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #7
theoldman Nov 2012 #10
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #12
TheKentuckian Nov 2012 #15

Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. I think the General's resignation...

...is somewhat of a portent - in a good way (to some), especially so soon after the election. This is going to be a very interesting 4 years.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:30 PM

2. My guess is that the Republicans knew about this months ago.

He was their favorite general and they did not want to expose his extramarital affair until after the election. Petraeus was also a loyal soldier and did not want to screw up the election for Obama. It was a win-win situation for both sides.

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Response to theoldman (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:33 PM

3. You may be right about that

I'll be very interested to see if it comes to light that this biographer was leaking information from the White House. I hadn't thought about Petraeus being a loyal soldier to Obama, since he was brought to prominence by Bush. But maybe you've got something there.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 PM

8. Would she risk that and why

Money? Influence?

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. I never stopped calling him that

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Response to niyad (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:36 PM

5. :)

Yep. There was no reason to stop.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:38 PM

6. will we ever know what sort of leaks?

and to whom for what purpose?

I sure as heck want to know.

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wait, wasn't there a story a short while ago about Woodward calling on a CIA person to visit him at home for some reason? I have no idea why this comes up in my head now and I don't even know if that is what happened or related to anything.

I don't trust that Woodward sleaze so maybe that's why.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

9. Yes, Woodward claims the Romney campaign gave him a source with CIA information

but when he attempted to meet the source, the source backed down and canceled the meeting. If she had access to Petraeus' laptop/emails and she was talking to Romney's campaign, this could be the biggest political scandal since Watergate.

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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. That would be massive

And the end of Romney whether he knew about it or not. I hope that's not where this is going.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:12 PM

13. End of the Republican Party

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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:21 PM

14. o......

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it would make Watergate look kindergarten.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. True...

Breaching national security to win an election would be the lowest of the low.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:59 PM

7. Or POS

The same would be appropriate for his lover, who was also married.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:10 PM

10. Want to bet that she gets divorced and he stays married?

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Response to theoldman (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:11 PM

12. You're probably right.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:26 PM

15. Never stopped

Rebel without a pause

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