Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Has Obama Already Created an Enemies List!

One's first impression of the Obama administration's declaration of war on the FOX News network is that he is thin-skinned and cannot tolerate those who criticize his agenda. That could very well be true, but one must look to see if there is another reason for this full frontal assault on Fox. Glenn Beck referenced this yesterday on his show and his thinking was that this is simply a diversion, an attempt by Obama to have us look at the FOX vs Obama fight while Obamacare sneaks in the back door. I agree with Beck to some extent, but I personally think this is a effort to marginalize Fox News and the stories originating there. Recently we have seen the destruction(to a certain extent) of ACORN and several close Obama supporters by stories first put forth by FOX and originating on the Beck show. The Obamaites at 1600 PA ave are attempting to thwart any future attacks they fear are coming via Beck and Fox and this is what I see as their primary reason for the attack on FOX. I'm sure Glenn Beck knows this, but is far too modest to suggest such a thing on his show. Does Obama have an enemies list! You bet he does and Beck and others like him are at the top of what I suspect is a long and growing list. Add mine Mr President!

By Sen. Lamar Alexander
In 1969 and during the first half of 1970, I was a wet-behind-the-ears, 29-year-old staff aide in the West Wing of the Nixon White House. I was working for the wisest man in that White House whose name was Bryce Harlow. He was a friend of President Johnson, as well as the favorite staff member of President Eisenhower and President Nixon's first appointee.

Based upon that experience and my 40 years since then in and out of public life, I want to make what I hope will be taken as a friendly suggestion to President Obama and his White House, and it is this: Don't create an enemies list. read full story


lady di said...

saw Lemar's speech and loved it and I am grabbing your picture, thanks

Mr Pink Eyes said...

Obama has an enemies list and you can bet we are on it.
I heard a Boston talk show host basically say the same thing about the Fox News spat, he claims that Americans like this story and will follow it closely while the Democrats sneak in healthcare. I think that there is allot to this, Americans are "reality televisionized" they like to watch reality drama on television and this would sort of fit that mold.
I don't doubt that Obama probably holds a personal grudge against Fox New for exposing ACORN and he probably fears they will expose more of his friends.
Perhaps Obama is hoping to achieve more than one goal with his attacks on Fox News.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

As you suggest, this is called "burning bridges" and, in politics, a bridge you burned will invariably be the one you'll want to take in order to sneak away at a later date.


TexasFred said...

Well, I have been on a lot of *shit lists* in the past, this is just another in a long line of...

But ya gotta admit, being Obama's enemy is pretty cool!!

Ron Russell said...

Maybe we need a new site, how about "Obama's Shit List"!

Right Truth said...

Fox News won't take the White House talking points the way the MSM does. The White House emails them while they are on air, correcting things they say and giving them talking points. Can you imagine if Fox had done this with Bush???

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth

Ron Russell said...

You have that just about right Debbie!!!

Teresa said...

Obama has proven that he can't handle any criticism. He is such a wuss. The way Obama is targeting his opposition is like a cuthroat gangsta' in Chicago. Sending his men out to do his dirty work. The MSM would have eviscerated Bush if he had pulled something like this. Bush understood about freedom of speech and liberty, but Obama wants to "remake America" and quelch those very things.

The Right Look said...

You can add my name too!

You see N-Obama knows the truth hurts now because he can feel it every time Fox breaks a story about his sorry butt and that of his so called administration!

The truth will set you free they say. Hopefully free of this false messiah we have going on there in the WH.


Ron Russell said...

Obama is now playing politics with the lives of our troops in Afghanistan and its about to jump up and bite him.

Light Up Your Life said...

Well, considering the last blog post I wrote, I HOPE I am at the very extreme TOP of that 'Enemies List'.

Just for good measure, I am going to grab that 'enemies list pic, if you do not mind, and add it to my blog page.