Obama to visit Ground Zero on Thursday

posted at 8:33 pm on May 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

Sort of an official visit, and sort of not. It’s fitting that the president mark Bin Laden’s demise by paying his respects on the public’s behalf. And if that respect-paying just so happens to produce a 24-karat photo op for his upcoming campaign, well, that’s his reward for icing the man Americans hate most. Just look at this headline. After reading that, I’m almost ready to agree to a tax hike.

Almost.

President Obama will travel to New York City on Thursday to mark the death of Osama bin Laden by visiting the site of the World Trade Center and meeting with families of victims from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The president is scheduled to deliver a speech, tour the site and meet privately with family members, an administration official said. The site in lower Manhattan filled with crowds when Mr. Obama announced late Sunday evening that Bin Laden had been killed. The crowds continued throughout the day on Monday.

Bush would have done the same thing and, yes, unquestionably, the left would have screeched about “politicization,” but I would have taken his side then so I’ll take The One’s side now. So much goodwill has he earned in the last 24 hours, in fact, that not only are Republican leaders congratulating him but even — gasp — Donald Trump is patting him on the back. It’ll all wither away in a few weeks when left and right start throwing roundhouses at each other over the debt ceiling (or will it?), so enjoy the kill-Osama comity while you can.

If it’s politicization you want, and if you didn’t already get a strong enough dose from Karl’s post earlier, here’s a video double dip to tide you over. First, via Radio Vice Online, Rep. Gary Ackerman makes a jerk of himself by taunting Bush with a “mission accomplished” reference. And below that, via News Busters, Joy Behar’s already fantasizing about canceling the election and declaring The One president until 2016.


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Nearly Nobody on May 2, 2011 at 8:35 PM

If he’s smart, he will praise the military and intelligence community profusely.

PBoilermaker on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

It’ll be just another day’s photo ‘op for the One who Walks on Water.
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annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

He wants to see where the Victory Mosque is going to go.

Cicero43 on May 2, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Another Scareforce 1 flyover first?

SouthernGent on May 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Definition:
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. Those with narcissistic personality disorder believe that they’re superior to others and have little regard for other people’s feelings. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Get there early t-shirts will be on the seats! /s

Caper29 on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

God Bless waterboarding. Without it, no intel about the courier. I’m glad the leftists support it now, too. /

joejm65 on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

I still can’t believe that tower isn’t finished yet. It’s a disgrace.

SouthernGent on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I wonder how ordering a man to die goes over at the Nobel committee.

“Obama’s Noble Prize officially suspended for 1 year” or something.

BobMbx on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

The mental midgets in the west wing told him he can own Bush’s 9-11 converts by going to the site of a 10 year old terrorism event.

Bulletin for you girls: first he has to renounce the rest of his life. Good luck with that.

Jaibones on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts PBHO. Congratulations on ending OBL’s mirror-fogging days. I fully expect you to politically overplay this accomplishment, but that’s up to you.

MJBrutus on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

The Obama types were calling the victims of 9/11 “Little Eichmans” 10 years ago. I bet Osama wishes he’d never bombed that Kenyan embassy, though.

Buddahpundit on May 2, 2011 at 8:42 PM

I still can’t believe that tower isn’t finished yet. It’s a disgrace.

SouthernGent on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

In-damned-deed. If today shouldn’t be motivation to finish it ASAP, I don’t know that is.

Today, though…if I ran into Obama, I’d shake his damned hand. Disgusting ministrations from the left aside…this is a great day. We got the f**ker. God Bless The USA.

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Well look at the bright side. If this had happened a month ago, Boehner & Co. would have agreed to cut $3 in spending for the 2011 budget, and Paul Ryan would have never been allowed to present his “divisive” 2012 budget in the wake of this great moment in national unity.

ardenenoch on May 2, 2011 at 8:42 PM

It is fitting IMHO for him to do this, though it panders to his ego; doing this is necessary for closure for the rest of us. I could only wish George W. Bush could be there as well, and maybe Rumsfield, Rice and Cheney. But that’s hoping for far too much. Teh Won will not share the glory.

theotherone on May 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM

All this will help short term, but it does not fix the gas prices, does not bring jobs.

12 states average over $4 a gallon.

Another 11 are in the $3.90′s.

Oil hit $114.72 today before easing.

WoosterOh on May 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

If and thats a big IF, Barry can act with humility and give all credit to the military and intelligence people who found and then killed ubl, give props to Bush/Cheney et al it will be a great relations coup for him. That said, I can’t see Barry not taking the opportunity to say how awesome he is and how he succeeded where Bush did not, giving props to Bush would pull a large plank out of his plan for reelection.

Daveyardbird on May 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Wouldn’t it be a classy thing (and a transcendental moment of unity) if he invited President Bush to join him? Oh wait, this is THE ONE who doesn’t share the lime-light with anyone; even the real heroes of this event-our Navy Seals.

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

It’s fitting

That this is obama’s FIRST trip tp Ground Zero since becoming president. Fitting huh AP…Kudo’s definitely in order I’d say.

winston on May 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I still can’t believe that tower isn’t finished yet. It’s a disgrace.

SouthernGent on May 2, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Two of the four towers have been started, the other two are at the slab stage… as of MAR 2011.

They should have just rebuilt them as they were with improved fire retardant and other minor upgrades. This entire idea of making it ‘new’ and ‘green’ is going to slow things down no end.

ajacksonian on May 2, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Just look at this headline. After reading that, I’m almost ready to agree to a tax hike.

I agree. In order to pay for those Seals and their families to have a really swell vacation. And give the guy who pulled the trigger whatever car he wants.

rbj on May 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

There is a reuter’s poll… it makes little sense to me. But I don’t see a bump in these numbers. Especially since it includes non-Americans.

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/poll-bin-laden-death/2011/05/02/id/394877

Especially these two paragraphs:

Obama got a fair amount of credit for killing bin Laden, with 37 percent saying he deserved the most credit, while 13 percent said his Republican predecessor, President George W. Bush, should get the credit. Some 50 percent said neither should get credit for the raid.

A slim majority of respondents, or 51 percent, said bin Laden’s killing had not changed their perception of Obama’s leadership. But 29 percent said it made them feel more favorable to him and 13 percent said they now feel much more favorable. Seven percent said the killing made them feel less so.

petunia on May 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Nothing like an upcoming election to bring out the patriotism of an Alinsky left radical.

petefrt on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I agree. In order to pay for those Seals and their families to have a really swell vacation. And give the guy who pulled the trigger whatever car he wants.

rbj on May 2, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Obama: “Chavy Volts for everyone involved”

Daveyardbird on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Just look at this headline. After reading that, I’m almost ready to agree to a tax hike.

I guess that means that you hated osama far more than you hate obama, which is as it should be. I still remember what you wrote in the midst of 9/11. You’re the person most of us here know (well, kinda know) who was closest to all of it. So I will consciously refrain from calling you a Chamberlain-esque candy-*ss RINO for the tax hike comment, although if Neville Chamberlain were alive today and had a blog, that’s exactly the kind of comment he would make.

cynccook on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

If he’s smart, he will praise the military and intelligence community profusely.

PBoilermaker on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

He’s not smart, he’s a political community organizer and it will be about him. Count how many times he says “I” or “me” when he gives his disingenuous speech and the MSM act like Pavlov’s dog.

belad on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

So do Americans have that we’re all one feeling that right wingers preferred back again like right after 9/11 before the country became so darned divided.

This Osama stuff seems to be whipping the country back into another war frenzy.

Spathi on May 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I know Barry can’t help himself, but it might be better for America to project a low profile during this period. I doubt our enemies see the humor in ‘I Won’.

steveracer on May 2, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Bush would have done the same thing and, yes, unquestionably, the left would have screeched about “politicization,” but I would have taken his side then so I’ll take The One’s side now.

Bush didn’t endorse the Ground Zero Mosque and insist on a Manhattan trial for KSM, so I won’t be taking Obama’s side on this one.

SlaveDog on May 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I’m still confused as to how Obama gets credit here. He was THE anti-war, peacenik candidate of 2008. He opposed every measure that lead directly to the location of UBL. He still opposes gitmo and enhanced interrogations, both of which are responsible for finding UBL.

He was forced into keeping the Bush policies, dragging his feet every step of the way. Hell, this is the guy who, with Holder, wanted to try KSM in NYC!

Did half the nation go nuts and forget who Obama is?

TheBlueSite on May 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM

petunia on May 2, 2011 at 8:48 PM

It doesn’t matter how much they like you if they don’t like your policies.

Americans have made that conclusion and the ‘likeability’ number is now meaningless: it is the policy approval number that is the driver now. You get caught electing someone that is likeable once, not twice especially if you don’t like their job performance.

ajacksonian on May 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM

In-damned-deed.
MadisonConservative on May 2, 2011 at 8:42 PM

Very creative. I’m glad to see that with emotions running high and everything, you haven’t slacked off with the innovation.

cynccook on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

If the man had any class he’d invite Bush to go with him.

I said ‘If’.

Socratease on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Tea Party rally at Ground Zero on Thursday. That will bring him back to earth a bit.

Philly on May 2, 2011 at 8:54 PM

If he’s smart, PBoilermaker on May 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM

key words my friend…

it’s all about the o

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Socratease on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

excellent idea however, as allah as said, this will be a campaign ad in short order….ain’t gonna happen

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Get a clip of him talking to the heads of Congress just now. He invited leaders from both parties (invitations went out last week) for dinner.
When he stood to address them, they gave him a standing ovation.

Then he started talking about this moment of unity was like the unity after Tucson and the unity after 9/11, and we need to hold onto it to solve our problems.

Overplaying his hand.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Isn’t this out of Tom Friedman’s fantasy playbook? That Bush should have used the unity of 9/11 to implement green policies, etc.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Obama: “Chavy Volts for everyone involved”

Daveyardbird on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Hummer II. Plus a life time supply of gas. Which means everyone’s going to be in the 90% tax bracket.

rbj on May 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

He’s been here three times in the past month for fundraisers. Why no visits then?

JammieWearingFool on May 2, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I don’t see how this is appropriate.It seems like a photo op to me.Yes having Osama dead is a good thing but Obama was against all those things that actually allowed them to get OBL.We couldn’t even call it the war on terror ….until now

sandee on May 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Then he started talking about this moment of unity was like the unity after Tucson and the unity after 9/11, and we need to hold onto it to solve our problems.

MayBee on May 2, 2011 at 8:55 PM

There was no unity after Tucson. Rather, there was and continues to be a left-wing effort to silence criticism of Obama.

GaltBlvnAtty on May 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Moment of unity to Obama means you Republicans will agree with everything I want….

sandee on May 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I’m glad we got OBL but I’m really not in the mood for the Obama victory lap when we have other things to worry about equally important.

gophergirl on May 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM

see this is why the OBL death will not be a big plus for Obama because of his ego.

unseen on May 2, 2011 at 9:01 PM

This is the wrong time for Obama to visit Ground Zero. He should wait until 9/11/11 to visit that site so that it would be in the context of solely remembering the victims.

This will look to many as what it is destined to become: another early campaign speech made by an opportunistic campaigner. Ground Zero is hallowed ground, not a campaign site. When President Bush stood there amid the rubble in 2001, it was to rally our nation, not for any self-aggrandizement.

There may be a backlash against Obama for such overreaching, particularly if he in that speach repeats his failure to expressly credit the Bush Administration for laying the foundation that made Sunday’s mission possible.

OneVision on May 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Moment of unity to Obama means you Republicans will agree with everything I want….

sandee on May 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM

THIS

and i fear the GOP will be more than happy to accomodate this…*SIGH*

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Wonder if he’ll take a few moments to mention how he supports the GZM and that now would be a good time to reach out and touch your local Imam as a gesture of peace and good will.

GrannyDee on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Think he’ll invite Bush?

Daemonocracy on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

OneVision on May 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

wellstone part 3?

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

He’s not smart, he’s a political community organizer and it will be about him. Count how many times he says “I” or “me” when he gives his disingenuous speech and the MSM act like Pavlov’s dog.

belad on May 2, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I know…I fully expect him to grab the spotlight in an egregious manner.

In the early stages of the news cycle he couldn’t even bring himself to give credit where it was actually due. That would not have fit the narrative and that is what is so disappointing.

PBoilermaker on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

And so it begins. Just wait until Mr. Obama tells this story of his heroism himself. What a guy! I can only say how relieved I am that Mr. Obama was not harmed.

From the LA times:

Political commentary from Andrew Malcolm

According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed to suck up all available credit for good news, President Obama’s homeland security advisor reveals that it was a really tense time in the air-conditioned White House as unidentified U.S. Navy SEALs closed in on the world’s most wanted man after midnight a half a world away.

“Minutes passed like days,” says John Brennan, who bravely stood with press secretary Jay Carney before reporters and TV cameras today chronicling his boss’ weekend heroics.

The heavily-armed commandos flying in a quartet of darkened Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters more than 100 miles into Pakistan were probably listening to their iPods and discussing the NFL draft.

“The concern was that bin Laden would oppose any type of capture operation,” said Obama’s Sherlock Holmes. So U.S. troops were prepared “for all contingencies.”

In fact, this weekend was such a tense time in the White House that Obama only got in nine holes of golf. But he still managed to deliver his joke script to the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner Saturday evening.

Sunday was, Brennan revealed to his eager audience, “probably one of the most anxiety-filled periods of times in the lives of the people assembled here.” Poor, poor bureaucrats. Extra Tums all around. Did someone order dinner?

There may have been a little anxiety aboard those combat choppers. Who knows? We can’t hear from them. And, as every day, anxiety in the kitchens, hearts and mind of thousands of military families who put up with the terrifying uncertainty of the dangerous deeds their loved ones have volunteered to secretly do for their country. Obama did squeeze in one reference to the mission’s “very brave personnel.”

But the emphasis, with 2012 just around the calendrical corner, was on the boss’ valor. “There was nothing that confirmed that bin Laden was at that compound,” Brennan related as if such uncertainty is uncommon in war.

“And, therefore,” Brennan continued, “when President Obama was faced with the opportunity to act upon this, the president had to evaluate the strength of that information and then made what I believe was one of the most gutsiest calls of any president in recent memory.”

According to early reports of the incident, detailed here in The Ticket, 24 SEALs rappelled down ropes from hovering Chinooks in post-midnight darkness Monday Pakistan time with Osama security forces shooting at them. Brennan didn’t have much time to go into all that today, the goal is to elevate the ex-state senator to at least a one-star commander-in-chief.

Here’s something else that didn’t get much recognition in all the street celebrations or all-hail-Obama briefings:

The trail to Monday morning’s assault on Osama’s Pakistan compound began during someone else’s presidency. That previous president authorized enhanced interrogation techniques which convinced folks like Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to give up, among many other things, the name of their top-secret courier, now deceased. His travels ultimately led the CIA back to Osama’s six-year-old suburban home.

Yet, the junior Senator from Illinois is a brave, fearless and implacable warrior. who knew?

Mason on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Bush didn’t endorse the Ground Zero Mosque and insist on a Manhattan trial for KSM, so I won’t be taking Obama’s side on this one.

SlaveDog on May 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM

YUP on that my friend. How soon many forget who we are dealing with…no memory whatsoevah!

winston on May 2, 2011 at 9:04 PM

speach speech

Ugh – where is that SpellCheck when I need it?

OneVision on May 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

cynccook on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

It’s such a great day, I won’t take out that creativity on you.

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Er, not really. Personality disorders are co-morbid, meaning someone with NPD will show instances of Antisocial PD and BPD, etc. They also dovetail with eating disorders in one big dysfunctional family. Personality disorders are a severe mental illness that are characterized by intense self-loathing, fear of abandonment and self-destructive behavior.

John the Libertarian on May 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

His class is going to shine……

…….during this period of UBEROBAMAMANIA in the Whoredog Media.

PappyD61 on May 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM

My bet…the Ground Zero thing blows up in his face. Thanks the wrong people, ignores the heroes, insults the families, slams the USA, praises Islam and mispronounces key names…

winston on May 2, 2011 at 9:06 PM

wellstone part 3?

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Excellent question.

OneVision on May 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM

I give credit to the Seals, and the CIA first and foremost. I’ve said this earlier on another thread. Obama gets credit for giving the go ahead.

What’s bothering me is the lefts animosity towards Bush on this, even knowing that without what he started, this never would have been possible. Yes, Obama deserves credit, but it irritates the hell out of me, that Bush is being villified at the same time. No, he wasn’t president when OBL was killed, but for all their whining, and indignance towards Bush for interrogations, and gitmo etc….and not give even a nod to Bush for those things. Because without them, this never would have happened under Obama’s presidency.

capejasmine on May 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM

The thing that Obama does best is self promotion.

Really Right on May 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Told you he isn’t a good person. He killed Osama purely for campaign purposes. He is sick and twisted. But a few weeks ago he was willing to cut military pay so that pork projects stayed in the budget. Disgusting. I’m part of the seven percent that thinks worse of Obama because of this. Especially now that he is going to go all Greek pillars. Wretch.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 9:08 PM

The harpies on The Spew made it all the way to the end of Hot Topics before this:

Baba Wawa: “I sure wouldn’t want to be a Republican presidential candidate right now!”

Joyless Behar: “I don’t think we even need to have an election.”

NoLeftTurn on May 2, 2011 at 9:09 PM

^^ Duh! Should have looked at the clips AP posted before I spoke!

NoLeftTurn on May 2, 2011 at 9:10 PM

capejasmine on May 2, 2011 at 9:07 PM

well said cj….

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:10 PM

The Spew… clean up keyboard eleven.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM

The harpies on The Spew made it all the way to the end of Hot Topics before this:

Baba Wawa: “I sure wouldn’t want to be a Republican presidential candidate right now!”

Joyless Behar: “I don’t think we even need to have an election.”

NoLeftTurn on May 2, 2011 at 9:09 PM

I love how they all think that this is going to take away the mess Obama has gotten us into. Killing OBL doesn’t put gas in people’s tanks or food on their table.

I agree with others – this is going to backfire on the dems.

gophergirl on May 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM
Er, not really. Personality disorders are co-morbid, meaning someone with NPD will show instances of Antisocial PD and BPD, etc. They also dovetail with eating disorders in one big dysfunctional family. Personality disorders are a severe mental illness that are characterized by intense self-loathing, fear of abandonment and self-destructive behavior.

John the Libertarian on May 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Yeah. So, you’re telling me that after obama went to Five Brothers Burger and shared french fries with Medvedev, he stuck his finger down his throat while simultaneously chastising himself for being an idiot?

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM

And below that, via News Busters, Joy Behar’s already fantasizing about canceling the election and declaring The One president until 2016.

Hey, he did this and… and…

Okay, what else has he done that’s a POSITIVE development for the country?

Chip on May 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I wonder if the One will give ground zero the 40 min. Osama got.

Greed on May 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

3 things are certain in life- death, taxes and Obama overplaying his hand.

jjshaka on May 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

It’s such a great day, I won’t take out that creativity on you.

MadisonConservative on May 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

LOL *dimples*

cynccook on May 2, 2011 at 9:14 PM

3 things are certain in life- death, taxes and Obama overplaying his hand.

jjshaka on May 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

HA! Damn straight…gotta have that ego fix!

winston on May 2, 2011 at 9:14 PM

jjshaka on May 2, 2011 at 9:13 PM

+1

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM

PBHO will show up in camo gear, a SEAL badge on the front, and toting a sniper rifle.

Bishop on May 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM

Expect a symphony orchestra playing touching music. Then out pop the Greek columns. Obama descends from above inside a jeweled box. Then fireworks before the Won reveals himself to a stunned Obot audience. Then watch him work magic, trashing Bush, throwing in jabs about Iraq. Then Green Energy. Then talk about his laser focus on jobs. Then attack Paul Ryan. Then get into his box and lift off into the sky, swinging from Marine 1.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Think he’ll invite Bush?

Daemonocracy on May 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Here’s the thing-if he did that he could cement his standing with independents and probably even win over some conservatives. He would show himself to be a man with a bigness of character that even HA regulars would have to grudgingly admire….For his re-election prospects it is a good thing he isn’t that smart-or that noble!!I’m sure that if the roles were reversed President Bush would do it-but we all know Bush is the better man!!

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Yeah. So, you’re telling me that after obama went to Five Brothers Burger and shared french fries with Medvedev, he stuck his finger down his throat while simultaneously chastising himself for being an idiot?

HornetSting on May 2, 2011 at 9:12 PM

*SNORT*
That’s my girl!

darwin-t on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

It will be received by the MSM just like the Gabby Giffords speech and it will give him a bump in the polls. It will be temporary like that was.

txmomof6 on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

So,The War On Terror is over,according to the
various soundbites across TV/radio spheres!

canopfor on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM

!!I’m sure that if the roles were reversed President Bush would do it-but we all know Bush is the better man!!

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

amen brother

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM

If the man had any class he’d invite Bush to go with him.

Socratease on May 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Well Bush won’t be there so….

darwin-t on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Here’s the thing-if he did that he could cement his standing with independents

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

How’s that?

iews of Mr. Bush’s popularity are highly partisan. Only 6 percent of Democrats approve of the job he has done as president, while 57 percent of Republicans approve. Eighteen percent of independents approve.

crr6 on May 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM

And,I’m having a real pickle,with OBL been deep sixed,
tossed over da side!!!!

Serious,day 2 of the OBL I Got Him Tour!!

And….NO BODY!!

canopfor on May 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM

58 percent polled are not impressed by Obama’s grandstanding. 25 percent who say they care don’t know who OBL is.

andy85719 on May 2, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Let him do it. Let him say what he will and the media say what they will. We know the truth.

Good always wins and this is was a very GOOD day.

Bee on May 2, 2011 at 9:22 PM

So,The War On Terror is over,according to the
various soundbites across TV/radio spheres!
canopfor on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Yep, the biggest danger of all, boneheaded twits across the nation declaring that terrorism has been vanquished and we can now dismantle all our anti-terror organizations.

Ackerman needs to be sent to Tora Bora, naked and armed with a spork.

Bishop on May 2, 2011 at 9:22 PM

canopfor on May 2, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Big C in da house….how are you my brother

cmsinaz on May 2, 2011 at 9:22 PM

I love how they all think that this is going to take away the mess Obama has gotten us into. Killing OBL doesn’t put gas in people’s tanks or food on their table.

I agree with others – this is going to backfire on the dems.

gophergirl on May 2, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Yeah, no kidding! This is a great day indeed, and the men and women who did the hard work to get us here deserve our thanks. And Obama gets to pat himself on the back for a bit. But the bloom will be off the rose come 2012 if it still takes $80 to fill your gas tank and jobs are still few and far between. Rush spoke about this today on his program. While it’s certainly worthy of celebration, it does not directly impact people’s everyday lives like inflation and unemployment do, and that’s what will determine who wins the next election.

NoLeftTurn on May 2, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Good always wins and this is was a very GOOD day.

Bee on May 2, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Is/was. You get my drift. Anyway…

Bee on May 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM

TOGETHER WE THRIVE!! Tshirts for 9/11 family members with a $50 contribution to Organize for America!

PappyD61 on May 2, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I didn’t want to see OBL’s death become politicized – instead I wanted all Americans to be able to unite and speak in a single voice to not mess with the U.S., which did happen at least for one brief moment. Yes, this means even we conservatives giving Obama some credit for having given the orders to kill OBL, which we have done judging from many HA posts on other threads today and from statements released by many conservative politicians.

But now it is Obama himself that will politicize this by trying to build himself up at an ill-conceived speech at Ground Zero. Not a good idea. Whatever bounce in the polls he gets now may be history in the aftermath of that planned speech.

OneVision on May 2, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Just hope Zero doesn’t take a knee facing east at where he wanted the mosque built.

viking01 on May 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Here’s the thing-if he did that he could cement his standing with independents

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 9:18 PM

How’s that?

iews of Mr. Bush’s popularity are highly partisan. Only 6 percent of Democrats approve of the job he has done as president, while 57 percent of Republicans approve. Eighteen percent of independents approve.

It doesn’t have anything to do with what independents think of Bush it has to do with Obama positioning himself above the partisan fray. More than anything else it seems independents hate partisanship. Obama would look classy, humble, confident and generous. Thank goodness he is too egotistical to actually do it!

PrincipleStand on May 2, 2011 at 9:29 PM

God Bless waterboarding. Without it, no intel about the courier. I’m glad the leftists support it now, too. /

joejm65 on May 2, 2011 at 8:39 PM

I’m ordering this tee shirt.

redridinghood on May 2, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Someone pointed out today that little Bammie was very quick to see that we don’t want to create a shrine to bin Laden, so why did most of the democratic party and the idiot Bloomberg fall all over themselves to approve a shrine at Ground Zero, -a mosque?

Does anyone doubt that the only reason they want to build that mosque there is because of its proximity to GZ?

slickwillie2001 on May 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM

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