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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:43 AM

Krauthammer: White House tried to blackmail Petraeus

Last edited Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:07 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm at a loss for words. ETA: over how low the man is now willing to go.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/13/krauthammer-white-house-held-affair-over-petraeuss-head-favorable-tes#ixzz2CCeBoJiU

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Reply Krauthammer: White House tried to blackmail Petraeus (Original post)
Impious Nov 2012 OP
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #1
Shuhered Nov 2012 #27
brush Nov 2012 #57
barnabas63 Nov 2012 #2
cali Nov 2012 #3
longship Nov 2012 #4
Botany Nov 2012 #5
doc03 Nov 2012 #21
young but wise Nov 2012 #23
Shuhered Nov 2012 #28
deutsey Nov 2012 #6
former-republican Nov 2012 #12
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #7
former-republican Nov 2012 #8
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #9
WCGreen Nov 2012 #62
bigdarryl Nov 2012 #10
2pooped2pop Nov 2012 #11
graham4anything Nov 2012 #13
Impious Nov 2012 #30
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #32
Impious Nov 2012 #36
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #37
Impious Nov 2012 #40
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #41
Impious Nov 2012 #45
marmar Nov 2012 #44
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #14
quinnox Nov 2012 #15
Lucy Goosey Nov 2012 #16
marmar Nov 2012 #17
Impious Nov 2012 #49
Lex Nov 2012 #18
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #20
Armstead Nov 2012 #22
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #24
JHB Nov 2012 #25
Raster Nov 2012 #53
closeupready Nov 2012 #26
Sheepshank Nov 2012 #29
Impious Nov 2012 #34
Sheepshank Nov 2012 #43
RussBLib Nov 2012 #31
fugop Nov 2012 #33
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #46
librechik Nov 2012 #35
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #42
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #38
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #39
Impious Nov 2012 #47
stillcool Nov 2012 #48
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #50
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #51
Raster Nov 2012 #54
PDJane Nov 2012 #52
mzmolly Nov 2012 #55
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #56
drm604 Nov 2012 #58
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #59
Marr Nov 2012 #60
Impious Nov 2012 #61

Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:45 AM

1. the source leaves me unimpressed.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:35 AM

27. Bad, Even For Krauthammer

This Krauthammer guy is an enormous, paranoid TOOL. He has fabricated this entire story and embellished with conjecture that follows no logic. The " sword" held over his head, OMG, not the "SWORD!?!?!" And on Election Day, how diabolical can that snob Obama be?!?!?! Once again, proves that Fox News and Associates cater to the LOWEST end of the redneck mentality.

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Response to Shuhered (Reply #27)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:25 PM

57. What about Cantor

He left out the fact that Cantor got wind of the affair on the 27th of October but did not see to alerting anyone until October 31, 6 days before the election. Or one could say, just enough time to make it seem like a huge scandal was breaking in the Obama administration, which of course would help swing the election to Romney. Just sayin'. Turns out though, all the people involved are Republicans. Even Krauthammer can't spin that. And by the way, where the hell does the commanding general of our forces in Afghanistan get the time to write and respond to what amounted to 20,000 or more pages documenting emails to the Jill Kelley woman? But it's all Obama's fault of course in the minds of these ass hat right wingers.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:45 AM

2. Krauthammer = asshat

that is all

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:45 AM

3. I'm not. This is run of the mill dog shit from Krauthammer.

Nothing surprising about it.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:46 AM

4. Jesus Christ! He's making it up!!

I am gob smacked!

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:47 AM

5. And the White House got their information from Eric Cantor

BTW C. Krauthammer's nose looks like a penis

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:03 AM

21. His face looks like roadkill n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:06 AM

23. +1

Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:37 AM

28. But Much Smaller

No Wonder He's So Vile and Bitter. Total microphallus loser.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:47 AM

6. Well, Krauthammer was right about his election prediction, so...

Oh, wait. That's right...

Looks he's just blowing smoke out of his ass again.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

12. Some people can't face the fact they are irrelevant

 

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:50 AM

7. Jeez, they're really taking their loss terribly.

He's the one that dove head first into an empty pool, right?

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:50 AM

8. I love people that answer their own question with (of course)

 

jackass

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. Back in 2003, Krauthammer said only 33 artifacts were looted from Baghdad’s National Museum,

which was, of course, a flat-out lie

I concluded then that Krauthammer was a pathological liar, and I've seen no reason to change my mind since

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:13 PM

62. I think he meant there were only 33 artifacts that DID NOT fall into the hands of people

loyal to the president at that time...

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:51 AM

10. More FIXED NOISE BULLSHIT!!!!

How the hell was the WH responsible for Petraeus screwing a chick on the side. JESUS!!!!

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:51 AM

11. I believe this is the ol republican projection ploy.

This is where they blame what they are doing on the dems. Then when it is brought up that they actually did it, the old, "both sides did it" thing is the meme, since they have already accused us. This is why most people believe that both sides are the same.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

13. the link leads to a vulgar site

 


dont open it

I guess the low post rule applies after a week hiatus

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:40 AM

30. What the hell's wrong with you?

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Response to Impious (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:42 AM

32. You should ask yourself that question...

Why are you posting this crap from that crappy source here on DU?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:48 AM

36. Like it or not, Krauthammer has lots of followers

I think it's useful to be informed of what people like that say.

Why stick your head in the sand?

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Response to Impious (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:55 AM

37. He has no followers here. And not wanting to see his crap

here doesn't mean I'm sticking my head in the sand. I don't have a need to watch made up propaganda in order to know what that asshole is up to.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #37)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:00 AM

40. Then there was no need for you to click on the thread title.

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Response to Impious (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:06 AM

41. Why shouldn't I take every opportunity to point out

that you or others are surreptitiously attempting to advance RWNJ propaganda?

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #41)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:11 AM

45. I'm done with you. I'll let your paranoia speak for itself.

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Response to Impious (Reply #36)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

44. "Krauthammer has lots of followers"


Yeah, whose knuckles leave tracks on the ground when they walk. ..... Who cares about them? It's not like their warped minds are going to be changed anyway.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:55 AM

14. He then added....

"I like pulling complete bullshit out of my own ass."

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:56 AM

15. I can't wait till this Petraeus story blows over

 

Fuck me, I'm sick of this shit.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:59 AM

16. I believe Krauthammer is talking out of his ass.

Again.

Whatever gets you through the days, Charles.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

17. Are you at a loss for words at the gargantuan proportions of Krauthammer's bullsh*t......


...... or something else?


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Response to marmar (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:28 AM

49. The former.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 AM

18. As if Krauthammer's reputation couldn't be more suspect, he says this?

The right wing nut jobs really have gone off the deep end after the election.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 AM

19. Save that video.

We need to put together a top ten loon tune clip.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:02 AM

20. The loss for words is most likely because the link is to a right wing page.

and most of the screeds there can leave one breathless.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:04 AM

22. Guilt by Speculation....Wotta bunch of horseshit

Klawhammer may be correct in assuming that Patraeus was nervous and careful because of his position.

But reading the guy's mind and then expanding that out to make the claim that the WH was using that to force him to give inaccurate testimony is journalistic malpractice at its lowest level.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:22 AM

24. republicans

always project what they are doing onto democrats. It is more plausible that it is CANTOR, who was trying to blackmail Petraus. Cantor did not tell any dems what was going on. He knew about this weeks before the election. I think Cantor wanted Gen P to fib in the Beghazi hearings in order to impeach Obama, if he won. Gen P wouldn't play and resigned.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:25 AM

25. I'd recommend not sniffing that quote too closely...

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...'cause you know where he pulled it from.

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Response to JHB (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:05 PM

53. Ding!

Impious: Lacking due respect or dutifulness

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:32 AM

26. Krauthammer will say anything. Not even

buying it a little.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

29. title


"Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi"


Then accepting Petraeus's resignation was a pretty dumb move.

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 AM

34. So, if what Krauthammer says is true (of course it's not)

Petraeus resigned so he'd be free to talk. Interesting that he hasn't spilled any of Krauthammer's beans, isn't it?

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Response to Impious (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:08 AM

43. by all accounts, Petraeus wanted to keep his job and enjoyed his relevance in the military.

He didn't resign so he could spill the beans. That sounds more like what a petty, underpaid, non-influencial, illiterate, irrelevant underling would do.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:41 AM

31. The Lie Machine (FOX News) continues unashamed.

I wish there was a way we could destroy that cancer on the body politic otherwise known as Fox News without actually killing the principles.

RussBLib

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 AM

33. Next column: Obama killed Vince Foster

And paid Monica Lewinsky. And swiftboated John Kerry. And blackmailed Colin Powell so he would lie us into war in Iraq. And .... and ... and ... what other bullshit can we come up with for Krauthammer?

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Response to fugop (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:15 AM

46. Wonder how much money he gets from ad revenue to make up this shit?

If it's enough to live on, I think I may create my own "news" site.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 AM

35. simple solution--At the Bengazi hearing ask Petraeus under oath if the WH extorted him

and get out the popcorn

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Response to librechik (Reply #35)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:08 AM

42. Yup. It's that simple. He's unemployed. Let's see what he says.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:58 AM

38. Derp

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:58 AM

39. Ugh. Hope this isn't the new Rethug meme that's taken up as "truth".

If so, expect many weeks spent ginning up this lie into a frenzy. Its just outrageous enough it will take hold unfortunately.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:15 AM

47. What's really interesting is that it doesn't even have to be coherent to spark outrage

I can't even follow what the conspiracy is supposed to be.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 AM

48. Eric Cantor.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:46 PM

50. Krauthammer is the ultimate neocon

He wants war, war, war.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:51 PM

51. Krauthammer looks like satan.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #51)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

54. Yes, he is one ugly - UGLY - mofo...

...and has a personality to match.

Ah, the imp brought us a gift.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:52 PM

52. As long as this kind of opinion gets printed out there,

There will be a bunch of low-information voters, denizens of the echo chamber, and more asshats to stir up we, the people. And yes, the rest of the world will look on in bemused horror.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:09 PM

55. I'm sure there are a few people who may find him

credible? They watch a particular cable entertainment channel, and think it's news.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:15 PM

56. Isn't it just as, if not more, likely that it was a gop attempt to blackmail Petraeus?

Now, granted, I have not been following this closely; but from what I've been able to put together from a brief look at multiple sources ...

Didn't this matter come to light when a certain "shirt-less" FBI agent with a particular "world-view" and amorous designs, report it to two gop politicians?

Wasn't it the gop that were calling on Petraeus to testify before the hearing? What would the administration have to gain by getting Petraeus to testify in any particular way, when there are real-time communications that would have been recorded, transcribed then classified, that would support what the CIA had related to Dr. Rice? And, those communications would be easily discovered be the hearing?

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 01:57 PM

58. You need to be careful how you word your posts on here.

I think you meant that you're at a loss for words over the stupidity of Krauthammer's claim. Some here will think that you believe his claim.

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:03 PM

59. If Krauthammer said it, then you need to believe the exact opposite. nt

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Response to Impious (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:05 PM

60. In sane world, this would put Krauthammer outside the mainstream conversation forever.

That's an enormous accusation to make based on jack shit.

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Response to Marr (Reply #60)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:09 PM

61. I'm hoping Petraeus buries that asshole tomorrow

But then again he'll just change his line of attack. They're not just pigs, they're greasy pigs.

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