Liz Cheney’s group smacks Obama: “100 Hours”; Update: Dems plot to protect Napolitano at hearings

posted at 6:43 pm on January 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

I was with Lowry and Ponnuru in the “let the man golf” camp but we’ve clearly lost that debate with the public, which is A-OK by me. Consider this LC’s version of the “now watch this drive” clip of Bush that Michael Moore immortalized in Fahrenheit 9/11, never to be repeated for the simple reason that The One will never again drag his feet on addressing a terrorism crisis the way he did last week. Which solves one political problem for him — but others remain:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of adults say factors such as race, ethnicity and overall appearance should be used to determine which boarding passengers to search at airports. Twenty-six percent (26%) say these factors should not be used to determine which passengers to search. Another 15% are not sure.

Interestingly, however, even more Americans (71%) believe such profiling is necessary in today’s environment. Eighteen percent (18%) disagree and see profiling as an unnecessary violation of civil rights…

Nearly half of likely voters (46%) believe current airport security measures are not strict enough.

Two clips for you here, one of Cheney’s ad and the other of Ted Koppel advancing the counterthesis that effective counterterrorism can be done without a lot of security theater. Note how blunt is he about The One scrambling to reassure the public for purely political reasons. Exit question: Given the fact that American intelligence agents evidently now need to be explicitly told to follow-up on terrorism leads, how exactly does Koppel see this as a case of overreaction?

Update: Seems the White House thinks public testimony from someone who’s surprised to find Al Qaeda a determined bunch might not go well.

First, they may shield her from the Senate Judiciary Committee, keeping conservative senators like Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and others from bashing her in a major public forum. She may instead appear before the Senate Commerce Committee, where some expect her to receive gentler treatment.

Next, the White House is working on Sen. Joe Lieberman, the mercurial chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, to avoid an ugly clash in his hearings. Lieberman will grill the secretary but won’t call for Napolitano to resign, and he could reiterate his support for her remaining at the DHS post, Senate aides say.

“To some extent it’s going to be a free-for-all; we are as angry as anybody about this,” said an aide to a senior Senate Democrat. “But apart from saying the wrong thing early on, the breaches aren’t really the fault of Napolitano and DHS, so she’s not going to be the target.”


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I’ve missed you, Liz.

Dead Hand Control on January 8, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Wow. That was a GREAT video by Cheney.

cubachi on January 8, 2010 at 6:48 PM

ted koppel is a pompous jerk.
liz chenney for president.

jimmer on January 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Compared to what O is doing, and wants to do to us, terrorism in a minor irritant and distraction to him.

PaCadle on January 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

I swear, people like Koppel live in a bubble. How are they not picking up on what the American people are so clearly thinking? Poll after poll, coming out exactly the OPPOSITE of what these mainstream morons keep blathering on about.

Here’s a thought…SHUT UP FOR TWO SECONDS AND PAY ATTENTION, KOPPEL AND FRIENDS.

flyawaybird on January 8, 2010 at 6:50 PM

And Obama’s speech?

Boiled down to… I ordered everyone to do the job they should have been doing in the first place, just better.

I ordered everyone to Kowtow to unrealistic time limits… because they look good… yep… 48 hours to follow up on leads! See! Tough on Terrorism!

Romeo13 on January 8, 2010 at 6:51 PM

First, I love LCheney. She’s terrific.

Second, the issue on whether golfing etc is kosher is that it is the physical manifestation of the ‘isolated extremist’ viewpoint. If you think, well, that was bad we’ll did with it in due course,then you don’t cut your vacation short, you don’t change your iternary.

If however, you believe the possibility for another attempt or strike (this is the war view) is possible (we’ve had at least 3 very public ones now in this administration) then you cut the vaca short and get down to brass tacks.

Most Americans consider terrorism not as an isolated, but systemic issue. Hence the resonance.

Spirit of 1776 on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

The man child just wants to eat his waffle.

OhioCoastie on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Awesome ad by Liz Cheney. AWESOME.

Maybe Liz Cheney could replace Michael Steele???

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Screw Koppel. That wormy little puke needs to crawl back into the rat hole he crawled out of and stay there.

rplat on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

OT: British security, with guns drawn, just stormed a plane at Heathrow and took under arm ~3-4 passengers.

My guess is they weren’t Methodists on a holiday.

SteveMG on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

The One will never again drag his feet on addressing a terrorism crisis the way he did last week. Which solves one political problem for him

I wouldn’t be so sure of that. Well, maybe he won\’t drag his feet but give 2 minutes of shot-outs before addressing the problem if it happens

tanvec on January 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

doh I need to spell check myself shout-outs

tanvec on January 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

First Sarah
Then Liz
Hussain got beatup by a girl
again

macncheez on January 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Great ad Mrs. Cheney.

That’s gonna leave a mark.

portlandon on January 8, 2010 at 6:56 PM

After randomly being petted (fortunately not groped) down and having my bag ripped apart today at the airport, this WASP is ready to be a part of one of those groups of people hoping we actually start adopting some sensible security screening…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

how exactly does Koppel see this as a case of overreaction?

He thinks Obama “got psyched into” doing his job!

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Uh, it took 3 hours to notify BO? What the heck was he doing or perhaps the question should be with whom was he doing it?

mrsmwp on January 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM

British airport arrest story here: Fox .

Latest update is that apparently it was just one passenger.

SteveMG on January 8, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Sorry again OT: More complete story here: Sky News.

Two men detained after “verbal threat” was made.

SteveMG on January 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM

SteveMG on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

I have been on a plane at Heathrow where we waited for police to come on board to remove a drunk/obnoxious passenger. None, however, had firearms. Glad to see that they are packing heat now.

And as Tima Blair says, they were probably rascally Presbyterians! /s

lukespapa on January 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Maybe Liz Cheney could replace Michael Steele???

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

That would be sweet. Let’s draft her.

farright on January 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Update: Dems plot to protect Napolitano at hearings

I predicted they wouldn’t throw her under the bus.

/grim satisfaction

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Koppel’s a jackass. He sees no qualitative difference between a unsuccessful Al Qaeda and an attack like 9/11. In his dim mind, Al Qaeda succeeds no matter what.

These Liberal windbags are just clueless about the war on terror. They really need to pipe down if they don’t want everyone to realize how useless these people are when it comes to national security.

EMD on January 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM

How idiotic is it for Ted to suggest that the FAILED attempt couldn’t have been more successful?

Vanbasten on January 8, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Update: Seems the White House thinks public testimony from someone who’s surprised to find Al Qaeda a determined bunch might not go well.

This is an alarming pattern of the WH shielding their own from testifying when it may harm them. Not that I’m surprised, but the warm and fuzzies with the general public is waning.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Maybe Liz Cheney could replace Michael Steele???

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

That would be sweet. Let’s draft her.

farright on January 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Let Steele keep his worthless position… Use Cheney as a legislator to actually bring about reform…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM

What system.

the_nile on January 8, 2010 at 7:04 PM

If you have to protect the Social Secretary it stands to reason that the Sec. of Homeland Security will be off limits. I don’t see how that works out for them and her voluntary public appearances haven’t exactly helped her case.

Cindy Munford on January 8, 2010 at 7:05 PM

SteveMG on January 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM

From the link:

Passenger Cameron McLean said: “Police just swarmed the guy and rushed him out.

I think he was a white male. There was another one but I didn’t see him.”

Glad we got that information out of the way. But shhh, don’t tell Chris Matthews!

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM

“But apart from saying the wrong thing early on, the breaches aren’t really the fault of Napolitano and DHS, so she’s not going to be the target.”

So whose fault was it ?
No really,
who is responsible for this incident ?
Anyone ?

macncheez on January 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Those leftists in congress couldn’t care less about the country . . . their sole purpose is to protect their own and further their socialist/Marxist agenda.

rplat on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

She won’t last the week. As has been said before, wagons will still burn even if placed in a circle.

Punditpawn on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

So whose fault was it ?
No really,
who is responsible for this incident ?
Anyone ?

macncheez on January 8, 2010 at 7:06 PM

Bush.

the_nile on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Use Cheney as a legislator to actually bring about reform…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM

How about both? First, she can lead the GOP against these Marxists trying to remake our country and then she can run for Senate or governor or something.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

How about both? First, she can lead the GOP against these Marxists trying to remake our country and then she can run for Senate or governor or something.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

She’d first have to dig the established GOP out of the muck that they’re in… That might be a waste of energy, but maybe…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Napolitano’s appointment made history. It was a huge payoff to a very important Democratic constituency. It doesn’t surprise me that they would circle the wagons around her now. That constituency will come after any Democrat Senator who lays a glove on her. And they all know what that means.

rockmom on January 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM

She’d first have to dig the established GOP out of the muck that they’re in… That might be a waste of energy, but maybe…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM

I know. It’s wishful thinking. The GOP establishment would NEVER elect her, let alone nominate her. She can be more effective doing what she’s doing now. My point is that we need someone like her to lead the GOP.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM

It goes without saying that if this incident happened under Republican watch, the Director of Homeland Security would be spinning over the fire with an apple in his mouth. Our security is being politicized with no shame whatsoever.

I will only sleep well when a Republican is once again sleeping in the White House.

sherry on January 8, 2010 at 7:13 PM

My point is that we need someone like her to lead the GOP.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM

That I can agree with.

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:13 PM

This is off topic but I have to say I am disappointed that Hot Air did not see fit to post anything about the passing of VP Biden’s mother.

It matters to all of us because he IS our Vice President. Personally, I would like to express my condolences to the family and wish them well in their time of grieving.

RIP Catherine “Jean” Biden.

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Napolitano’s appointment made history. It was a huge payoff to a very important Democratic constituency. It doesn’t surprise me that they would circle the wagons around her now. That constituency will come after any Democrat Senator who lays a glove on her. And they all know what that means.

rockmom on January 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM

If the “constituency” you speak of is the G/L/T, etc., I don’t think they’re enamored with Teh One. He has not been an advocate of their issues like Bill or Hillary Clinton.

This is more of Obama and the WH cover their own behinds for messing up on terrorism.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:16 PM

palin/cheney (liz or dick) 2012

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:16 PM

First Sarah
Then Liz
Hussain got beatup by a girl
again

macncheez on January 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Heh….
+++100

lovingmyUSA on January 8, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Who is on the Commerce Committee? Why would they be nicer to her there? If this attack was successful- airline commerce would have failed- again. How many times can it be revived?

Do your jobs Senators. Demand the truth. Demand she answer the questions. Tough questions. Treat her like you would treat a Marine in boot camp if you were her drill sgt.

journeyintothewhirlwind on January 8, 2010 at 7:17 PM

Bush.

the_nile on January 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Since they already know it, why these hearings before a senate comm?

macncheez on January 8, 2010 at 7:18 PM

RIP Catherine “Jean” Biden.

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Awww. I read that Biden went home to be with his ailing mother today. For all the piling on of Biden (rightly so), he definitely loved his mom.

RIP.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Personally, I want him to keep the nappy-headed bore.

First, whomever he would name to replace her won’t be better at the job. Besides, Bertha Lewis has ACORN to run and we wouldn’t want to take her away from her important mission.

Second, Incompetano is a fountain of soundbites for ads in 2010 and 2012. Her tongue is the equivalent of a suicide bomber jacket.

TXUS on January 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM

RIP Catherine “Jean” Biden.

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM</blockquote
Well said, may God be with our vice-president and his family…

lovingmyUSA on January 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Sorry but the Liz “100 Hours” ad sickens me. I thought it was atrocious when the Left repeatedly showed video of Bush reading a book to the children on 9/11 or Bush golfing. I don’t know how I can be consistent and not find this grotesque.

Its political point scoring that is all. I doubt Michael Moore really cared that Bush golfed and I am sure Liz Cheney doesn’t a give crap if Obama went golfing either. Let’s stop playing politics with important issues like national security.

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM

“But apart from saying the wrong thing early on, the breaches aren’t really the fault of Napolitano and DHS, so she’s not going to be the target.”

Can’t they just beat her up for the fun of it? Screw this ‘we need a good reason’ crap….

joejm65 on January 8, 2010 at 7:24 PM

Did Ted Koppel always have an English accent? Like Madonna?

/Ooooh sooo elitist!

Key West Reader on January 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM

So the key solution here was for Teh Won to write a strongly worded letter to the security forces. Hopefully that will not delay the even more strongly worded letter to AchmedTheNutJob. That Dec. 31 deadline #13 has done slipped past again.

GnuBreed on January 8, 2010 at 7:27 PM

I think Ted was spot on, at least partially. If you take the (unsuccessful)bombing on Christmas and multiply it 100X, the terrorists do succeed in depleting our resources, harm the travel industry and perpetuate a climate of fear. Of course if the prez closes Gitmo and continues to treat enemy combatants as common criminals then he almost encourages the behavior to continue.

AltTuning on January 8, 2010 at 7:27 PM

Ted Koppel is clearly to stupid to be asked important questions.

The journalist asking him questions was more of a real journalist than our entire media combined.

bagoh20 on January 8, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Eighteen percent (18%) disagree and see profiling as an unnecessary violation of civil rights…

As with Teddy Koppel, Ron White was right. “YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID”. Too bad we can’t get this Democratic Congress to require these people to wear yellow warning signs around their necks.

GarandFan on January 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM

Bruno will continue to (mis)manage DHS.

jukin on January 8, 2010 at 7:33 PM

I’d love to kick that arrogant windbag in the nuts. These media “elite” (that term disgusts me too) are INTENTIONALLY out of touch with 85% of Americans. I say “intentionally” because it makes them feel smarter and superior to be “out of touch” with the common folk in flyover country. puke.

marklmail on January 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Next, the White House is working on Sen. Joe Lieberman, the mercurial chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, to avoid an ugly clash in his hearings.

Oh, what are we going to get here in Connecticut for that?

Thanos on January 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Did anyone expect them to do anything but protect their lesbian midget?

Some people think she couldn’t be as dumb as she sounded. She is. Take it from an Arizonan that is glad to see her gone from the state.

Hard Right on January 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM

Because clearly there’s no difference between waiting 5 minutes and 100 hours. Spare me your outrage.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Something has been bugging me the last few days. All of the sudden the Obama administration gets “real serious” about security shortfalls and “buck stops here” rhetoric.

Then we see security forces getting real jumpy all over. we scramble fighters to escort jets with unruly passengers. Now the indecent at Heathrow.

Something stinks here. I think we have some serious “credible threats” and the Won is trying to get political cover by looking real serious about security, which he never has before.

conservnut on January 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Because clearly there’s no difference between waiting 5 minutes and 100 hours. Spare me your outrage.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Michael Moore also went after Bush for golfing as pointed out by Allahpundit.

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

“Like”

yubley on January 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Because clearly there’s no difference between waiting 5 minutes and 100 hours. Spare me your outrage.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:36 PM

It’s probably not outrage… remember, this is the poster that chastises the purists in our midst for not embracing the necessary evils of the political arena…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Loved the “24″ theme riff at the end of 100 Hours.

Bruno Strozek on January 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I wonder if Republicans went after FDR or Truman for taking a vacation?

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM

hey terryannonline – the difference is obowma is going to get us all killed and bush was actually doing the right things and truely wanted to keep us safe.

so yeah, spare me your outrage too.

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Clicked on Liz, me likey…

Ted, not so much.

Seven Percent Solution on January 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM

I wonder if Republicans went after FDR or Truman for taking a vacation?

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM

They probably hoped FDR would take a vacation…

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM

hey terryannonline – the difference is obowma is going to get us all killed and bush was actually doing the right things and truely wanted to keep us safe.

so yeah, spare me your outrage too.

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Ok then go after for Obama for SPECIFIC policies, not for golfing and taking a vacation during Christmas.

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM

liz rules. but it should be titled 240 hours because pantywaste didnt even bother to go back to dc until 01/04/10….10 days after the attack

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Maybe Liz Cheney could replace Michael Steele???

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

In a heartbeat. I’m sorry, but Steele has to go soon or the RNC can forget about serious funding the party will need now and not later.

Second, Incompetano is a fountain of soundbites for ads in 2010 and 2012. Her tongue is the equivalent of a suicide bomber jacket.

TXUS on January 8, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Agreed. Janet reminds me of the former AG, Janet Reno. Reno would come on t.v. and the screen would melt.

(p.s. TXUS, sometimes you crack me up… :)

Rovin on January 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Obama went golfing (multiple times), worked out, played basketball, went to the movies for 100 hours before making a public statement. Cheney’s video srates the obvious–Obama dithered and continued his vacationed. It isn’t an isolated event, but a pattern if behavior with Obama and national security.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM

RIP Catherine “Jean” Biden.

RushBaby on January 8, 2010 at 7:15 PM

The few times I saw her interviewed she seemed such a nice lady, and a real lady in the best sense of the word.

Joe may be something of a joke to many of us but he’s still human, and my prayers are with him and his family tonight.

TXUS on January 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Ok then go after for Obama for SPECIFIC policies

we do that all the time too. but his nonplussed, head in the sand, acting like this terrorism thing is just a pain in the ass nuisence for his radical domestic agenda, attitude IS part of his policy

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Obama went golfing (multiple times), worked out, played basketball, went to the movies for 100 hours before making a public statement. Cheney’s video srates the obvious–Obama dithered and continued his vacationed. It isn’t an isolated event, but a pattern if behavior with Obama and national security.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM

All you need to know about Obama is that he eats his frosty delights while young women get mowed down in Iran … without saying a peep.

http://joebuckley.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/obama-ice-cream1.jpg

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:51 PM

and obowma find plenty of time to speed home when one of his lowlife cronies kids got a bump on his head. THAT WAS URGENT

sidewinder22 on January 8, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Great ad/political statement by Liz about Obama’s policies and priorities.

This is the stuff the Repub leaders should be doing especially Steele. Instead they do nothing but stand in the way of brighter junior people.

patrick neid on January 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I know we’re not supposed to talk about Janet Napolitano’s sexual preference. But given recent events, and the fact that she’s still holding the DHS top job, when she clearly should have been fired, you’ve got to start asking if its an affirmative action deal. What else could it be?

ericdondero on January 8, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Obama went golfing (multiple times), worked out, played basketball, went to the movies for 100 hours before making a public statement. Cheney’s video srates the obvious–Obama dithered and continued his vacationed. It isn’t an isolated event, but a pattern if behavior with Obama and national security.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM

So you thought it was legitimate for Michael Moore and the rest of the Left to go after Bush because went to Crawford and also golfed?

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Questions I would like asked (to her and to the agencies that report to her)

In her efforts to understand all of her duties, to show that she was in charge, blah blah blah, what kind of paperwork or reporting did you task them with?

Did you reorder any of their tasking? Why? If you did, did any of those who reported to you oppose the changes? Why?

Did you end any of the procedures they had in place? Why?

Did you reduce any of the budgets? Why?

Did you replace anyone in key positions because of political loyalties?

Did the TSA document leak have any bearing on how undie bomber got on the plane?

Did you know beforehand that they system had trouble with misspellings/variations of names? What were you doing about it?

journeyintothewhirlwind on January 8, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Ok then go after for Obama for SPECIFIC policies, not for golfing and taking a vacation during Christmas.

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Everyone is entitled to a vacation. However, when there is a fire down at the plant the boss has to go in even if it was his day off. When the President is on holiday and there is a terrorist attack I expect him to at least show some semblance of interest.

yubley on January 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM

She may instead appear before the Senate Commerce Committee, where some expect her to receive gentler treatment.

Frankly, I will believe the “system” is working when I see this idiot Napolitano publically raked over the coals for the way she dropped the ball here!

I will really believe the “system” is working when she is fired!

Until then, the system is ANYTHING but working.

pilamaye on January 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Ted Koppel’s stupidity is absolutely astounding, and quite obviously knows no bounds. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. Why the Hell was he being interviewed, anyway? Who is he? He’s no expert on anything but leftist spin and bullsh-t, not counterterrorism. He reminds me of the other Hussein’s press secretary, who kept denying Iraq was under attack, bombs were falling and Baghdad was being stormed by Army Rangers.

Virus-X on January 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Ok then go after for Obama for SPECIFIC policies, not for golfing and taking a vacation during Christmas.
terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM

What part of Obama doesn’t take terrorism seriously don’t you understand? Ok specifics-KSM getting a trial, in NYC no less. Mirandizing the panty bomber. Not calling Hasan’s killing at Ft Hood terrorism and treating it as such. Closing Gitmo and sending terrorists to the US. Obama politicizing the GWOT. ROEs in the war that tie the hands of our troops from effectively and fully fighting the enemy so that we can win. Blaming the CIA for the recent failures. Cuts in funding for defense developments and missile shield in Europe.

Specifics? There ya go.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 8:01 PM

patrick neid on January 8, 2010 at 7:53 PM

The further point Patrick, IMO, the RNC must have a representative that leads this party with direct clarity and resolve that the Republican Party is this nation’s best chance of returning power back to the people. When Steele makes a stupid comment like “I DON’T KNOW”, when asked if this party is ready to lead, it makes my blood boil. If this is the best representation the RNC can offer, again in my opinion, we’re in trouble.

Rovin on January 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

So you thought it was legitimate for Michael Moore and the rest of the Left to go after Bush because went to Crawford and also golfed?

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What is this bullshit strawman argument you keep harping on. Obama is being attacked for his policies and priorities. There was a major near catastrophic terrorist attack and he yawned. In fact he tried to pawn it off as an isolated criminal event. Not only him but his entire team spread out on sand and ski slopes around the country. Obama can go on permanent vacation if he likes but when a major event happens get your ass back to work even if symbolically. It is what every CEO does.

patrick neid on January 8, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I swear, people like Koppel live in a bubble. How are they not picking up on what the American people are so clearly thinking? Poll after poll, coming out exactly the OPPOSITE of what these mainstream morons keep blathering on about.Here’s a thought…SHUT UP FOR TWO SECONDS AND PAY ATTENTION, KOPPEL AND FRIENDS.flyawaybird on January 8, 2010 at 6:50 PM

I think you miss the paradigm they\’ve been living in that they don\’t quite comprehend has shifted dramatically on them. See, THEY used to tell US what to think. They don\’t yet understand that they don\’t get to do that anymore.

UnderstandingisPower on January 8, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Rovin on January 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM

absolutely.

patrick neid on January 8, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Maobama is too detached to realize that waiting several days to comment or act upon a foiled terrorist attack might just be perturbing and disturbing to Americans (who are nowhere as stupid and pedestrian as his salon pals tell him we are). Just like trying terrorists (as they are now being called again) in US criminal courts. Meager and pathetic. AQ and every other terrorist organization are wetting their incendiary underpants laughing at Maobama and Incompetano. I miss Bush and Cheney. Cheney/Palin 2012.

Philly on January 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Hey Ted Koppel! Before you go on shooting your mouth off, I suggest you take a good long hard look at what happened to your former colleague, one Dan Rather, when he just couldn’t shut up on things either.

That being said, Shut the hell up, Ted!

pilamaye on January 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

patrick neid on January 8, 2010 at 8:03 PM

You avoided my question.

terryannonline on January 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I think Ted Koppel is completely delusional. He seems to think this is some kind of mind-game.

Ted, let me say this slowly: the terrorists have a religious zeal to shed the blood of anyone who will not allow their religion to enslave them. What the hell don’t you understand about that, you fool?

drunyan8315 on January 8, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Maybe Liz Cheney could replace Michael Steele???

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 6:52 PM

H3LL yeah!

miConsevative on January 8, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I heard Koppel is going to host another show soon. Could this just be some publicity before he begins to grace us with his arrogant opinions again.
Liz Chaney has a great future ahead of her.

d1carter on January 8, 2010 at 8:14 PM

That as is what Willis Drummond was “tawkin’ ’bout”!!!

SouthernGent on January 8, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Big Sis is not going to do well no matter the committee she appears before. She is totally incompetent.

d1carter on January 8, 2010 at 8:16 PM

MeatHeadinCA on January 8, 2010 at 7:51 PM

She pulls the same old schtick when she shows up. Not quite concern troll, but a kissing cousin.

conservative pilgrim on January 8, 2010 at 8:19 PM

……so she’s not going to be the target.”

Well, who is?

BacaDog on January 8, 2010 at 8:20 PM

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