Bob Woodward said that the behavior Obama is exhibiting is "madness" regarding the claims that Republicans are responsible for the sequester that Obama proposed.
Earlier Brezinsky had argued with Scarborough that it was "silly" to argue over whether Obama lied about the sequester, just as Howard Kurtz had said it was "pointless" to argue over whether the POTUS was a liar.
Scarborough and Brezinsky agreed that the sequester needed to be solved but Brezinsky claimed that Republicans were at fault because they wouldn't meet with the POTUS (???). Eric and Gary also played audio of
BOB WOODWARD, WASHINGTON POST: I'm not sure the White House understands exactly what happened in all of these negotiations at the end of 2011 with the sequester and the super committee and God knows what because they were really on the sidelines. But I think it's possible to take one example here where President Obama came out and acknowledged that we are not sending the aircraft carrier Truman to the Persian Gulf because of this budget agreement.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, CO-HOST: Right.
WOODWARD: Joe, I mean, this will resonate with you, I think. 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.What's becoming increasingly apparent is that patience is running out with Obama's petulant behavior.
And, as Harold Alford says, Obama is the one causing pain and certainly not sympathetic to it.
RER guys said that they believed that Obama's choice to take off to go golfing with Tiger Woods in the middle of the sequester drama, they believe, has set off the Leftists because they feel betrayed by the noble Leftist ideals they all hold dear.
You know. Ideals like creating a Department of Peace.
See, there's no evil in the world. There's no one determined to kill Americans simply because they have such hate in their hearts for Christians, Jews and free people.
No, there's no one out there like that. We're the ones at fault. That's why we need to have a Department of Peace.
So we can study how to change our behavior to make everyone like us.