This is by way of GATEWAY PUNDIT:
Rush Limbaugh discusses journalistic “parroting” talking points. He takes us back to June of 2000 when “Dubya” announced Dick Cheney as his VP — the montage is from 2:00-to-2:55, and the voices heard in it are listed on Rush’s site as well as belolw. Great stuff, I missed this montage from soo many years ago, even Conan O’Brian used it (January 2014). See more at NEWSBUSTERS.
Here are the montage voices:
- AL HUNT: He meets all of George W’s weaknesses, lack of gravitas.
- JUAN WILLIAMS: We see the son, who is seeking some gravitas.
- CLAIRE SHIPMAN: They were looking at candidates with gravitas.
- STEVE ROBERTS: But he has the gravitas and you can sum it up in one word, stature.
- VIC FAZIO: It may go to the gravitas.
- JEFF GREENFIELD: We’re to use the favorite phrase, gravitas.
- LESTER HOLT: This is a vice president who brought gravitas.
- WOLF BLITZER: This will give some gravitas, add some credibility.
- ED ROLLINS: I think the gravitas that Cheney brought to the ticket.
- JONATHAN ALTER: What he gets is gravitas, a sense of weight.
- BOB KERREY: He does not need anybody to give him gravitas.
- MARGARET CARLSON: It means that, you know, gravitas.
- MIKE MCCURRY: I think he also needs some gravitas.
- SAM DONALDSON: To give gravitas.
- ELEANOR CLIFT: Well, he brings gravitas.
- WALTER ISAACSON: He does seem to bring some gravitas.
- AL HUNT: It’s called gravitas.
- MARK SHIELDS: A little gravitas!
- JUDY WOODRUFF: You certainly have gravitas tonight.
- SAM DONALDSON: He displayed tonight a certain gravitas.
- MARIO CUOMO: I think gravitas is the word. Unfortunately for the Governor, you can’t graft gravitas. … He has gravitas.
Via the DAILY CALLER:
See my earlier — in-depth — post on this topic, HERE.
In an appearance on CNN with Jake Tapper on Tuesday, former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader on the night he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan, asserted that he had access to radio intercepts which indicated that Bergdahl actively sought out the Taliban. Following Bergdahl’s capture, Buetow alleged, the Taliban’s attacks on Americans became “far more directed.”
Buetow told CNN that, within days of Bergdahl’s disappearance, military teams monitoring radio communications intercepted radio chatter and telephonic communication which indicated that an American was searching for Taliban members who spoke English.
“When we heard that, it told us, okay, he’s actively seeking out the Taliban,” Buetow said. “And, yes, over the next couple of months, all the attacks were far more directed.”
“I heard it straight from the interpreter’s lips as he heard it over the radio,” Buetow told Tapper. “There’s a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away.”
Via Gateway Pundit:
Colonel David Hunt told Bill O’Reilly tonight that Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter.
“Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter. Bergdahl on June 20, 2009 crawled underneath a wire at his fire base with water, food, a change of clothes, a knife and a cell phone. He called his unit the day after he deserted to tell his unit he deserted… Bill, we lost 14 soldiers, killed, searching for a deserter. He left his unit in combat. It’s non-arguable… We don’t know yet if he joined the Taliban or not. But, there’s no question he deserted.
And according to liberal extraordinaire, Jeffry Toobin, CNN legal analyst, says Obama clearly broke the law (The Blaze):
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin claimed on Monday that President Barack Obama “clearly broke the law” by failing to provide notice to Congress at least 30 days before trading five Taliban members from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Swatting down the Obama administration’s justification, Toobin argued that a presidential signing statement doesn’t mean the commander-in-chief no longer has to comply with the law.
“I think he clearly broke the law. The law says 30-days’ notice. He didn’t give 30-days’ notice,” Toobin said. “It is true he issued a signing statement, but signing statements are not law. Signing statements are the president’s opinion on what the law should be.”