Screamers In The White House
No…not that kind, in this case…although I’m quite sure there are many screamers of the kind you’re thinking of in the Executive Mansion [there's at least one there who likes his bathhouses, IYKWIMAITYD].
The term is John Nolte’s and here is his spot-on take on the Woodward / White House brouhaha:
Politico obtained the email exchange (Gee, I wonder from whom?) between Bob Woodward and Obama’s economic advisor, Gene Sperling. The emails back up Woodward’s claim that he was told by a top White House official he would "regret" his reporting.
The emails also reveal a kind of psychological manipulation and intimidation with which many should be familiar. I call them "screamers." Others might call them bullies; but these are people who intimidate through screaming when they don’t get their way. Then, when that doesn’t work, they always come back and apologize, but the passive-aggressive bullying remains. The "is it or isn’t it a threat" wording is almost always a part of the apology.
It’s a lesser version of the way wife-beaters act.
It’s also a tactic straight out of the old Leftist Playbook, one employed by the Communists in Russia, China, Vietnam, Venezuala – everywhere Communism has been in charge. But it is also a favorite tactic [albeit without the threat of violence and death attached] of Soft Leftists, as well.
As for what I think about this all…
1. No surprise here; in fact, if the Choom Gang weren’t using this tactic then I would be shocked.
2. I agree with Protein Wisdom commentator Gayle:
Wow. Stand back and enjoy the magnificence of lefties feeding on their own.
Is it too much to ask that there be debilitating necrotic wounds?
Not at all, my dear, not at all.
Do also check out this post by Jeff Goldatein that concerns the threats made against CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over her investigation and reporting on Fast And Furious.