Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades…

“Mr. Obama’s readiness to use force — and his military record — have won him little support from the right. Despite countervailing evidence, most conservatives view the president as some kind of peacenik. From both the right and left, there has been a continuing, dramatic cognitive disconnect between Mr. Obama’s record and the public perception of his leadership: despite his demonstrated willingness to use force, neither side regards him as the warrior president he is

“[I]t is clear that he has completely shaken the ‘Vietnam syndrome’ that provided a lens through which a generation of Democratic leaders viewed military action. Still, the American public and chattering classes continue to regard the president as a thinker, not an actor; a negotiator, not a fighter.”

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“White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on three separate Sunday morning programs to discuss the administration’s efforts against al Qaeda a year after President Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“‘We’re on the path towards al Qaeda’s destruction, and the president has committed that we’re not going to rest until al Qaeda is destroyed as an organization,” Brennan told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.’ ‘We’re not going to relent until they’re brought to justice one way or the other. We demonstrated the ability to do that with bin Laden.’”

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“‘There are indicators that some elements of the Pakistani government may be protecting Zawahiri,’ says a U.S. intel official who did not want to be named discussing sensitive information. ‘We have reports that he’s been hanging out in Karachi for brief periods, and we just don’t think he’s going to be doing that without a lot of people knowing about it.’…

“If the U.S. gets Zawahiri in its sights, it won’t want to risk compromising an operation to take him out. The al Qaeda leader’s safest bet might be to hide as deep inside Pakistani territory as he can get. Riedel believes he’s probably already there. ‘I think the CIA would be looking for something that looks an awful lot like Abbottabad,’ he says. ‘A safe house in an urban area near a military base. That’s been the signature of almost all of the senior Qaeda operatives who have been killed or captured.’

“‘The problem for Zawahiri, however, is that “the CIA has demonstrated that it can break the code,’ says Riedel. ‘Bin Laden actually practiced pretty good operational security, but Zawahiri has to take it up a notch. If I were him, I would be worried. I think we’ll find him, and I don’t think it will take 10 years.’”

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“Bergen offers this perspective: ‘Seventeen Americans have been killed by Al Qaeda or people influenced by its ideas since 9/11. More Americans die in their bathtubs by significant amounts, by accidental drowning. We don’t have a fear of accidental bathtub drowning.’…

“Ignatius, who has read some of the documents the U.S. obtained from bin Laden’s compound, said the terror group’s leader knew some aspects of his organization failed

“However, the Washington Post journalist said the ideas of al Qaeda are stronger than the organization. ‘Bin Laden’s violent dreams of jihad probably died with him, but the idea of purifying the Muslim world of Western influence, of getting what he called apostate leaders like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt out of their jobs, that’s actually happened,’ Ignatius said.”

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“Documents found in the house where Osama bin Laden was killed a year ago show a close working relationship between top al-Qaida leaders and Mullah Omar, the overall commander of the Taliban, including frequent discussions of joint operations against Nato forces in Afghanistan, the Afghan government and targets in Pakistan…

“The news will undermine hopes of a negotiated peace in Afghanistan, where the key debate among analysts and policymakers is whether the Taliban – seen by many as following an Afghan nationalist agenda – might once again offer a safe haven to al-Qaida or like-minded militants, or whether they can be persuaded to renounce terrorism…

“‘Questions and issues come up. They don’t see eye to eye on everything but it’s clear they understand they have an interest in co-operating [on attacks against Nato, Afghan government and Pakistani targets],’ the source said. ‘Of those engaged in the conversation, two [Zawahiri and Omar] are still alive today and there is no reason to believe that either has substantially changed his views in the last year.’”

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“‘It’s wishful thinking to say al-Qaida is on the brink of defeat,’ says Seth Jones, a Rand analyst and adviser to U.S. special operations forces. ‘They have increased global presence, the number of attacks by affiliates has risen, and in some places like Yemen, they’ve expanded control of territory.’…

“Many U.S. officials cite the Yemen model as the way ahead: a small network of U.S. intelligence and military forces working with local forces to selectively target militants.

“‘The key challenge will be balancing aggressive counterterrorism operations with the risk of exacerbating the anti-Western global agenda’ of al-Qaida and its affiliates, Cardillo says.

“In other words, adds Jones, ‘it is a war in which the side that kills the most civilians loses.’”

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“What we’re seeing now in Egypt is something that might be called electoral bin Ladenism. Take the group Gamaa Islamiya, which under its spiritual leader, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, made the first unsuccessful attempt to destroy the World Trade Center in 1993. Today, the organization has formed a Salafist political party with the benign name Building and Development Party. This organization, which like al-Qaeda traces its roots to the Islamist theorist Sayyid Qutb, has 13 seats in the new Egyptian parliament…

“So, a year on, it’s a time to think about bin Laden’s failures but also about the ways his fellow Islamists have morphed toward a political movement more successful than even bin Laden could have dreamed.”

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“Gibbs was asked by host David Gregory if the president believed that Romney would not have authorized the bin Laden mission had he access to the same intelligence.

“‘I don’t think it’s clear that he would,’ said Gibbs of Romney. ‘Again, he criticized Barack Obama a few years ago, when Barack Obama said if we had actionable intelligence about a high value target and let’s be clear: Nobody was bigger, nobody was a more high value target than Osama bin Laden.’”

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“Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, responded: ‘This is one of the reasons President Obama has become one of the most divisive presidents in American history. He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans – an event that Gov. Romney congratulated him and the military and the intelligence analysts in our government for completing the mission in terms of killing Osama bin Laden – and he’s managed to turn it into a divisive partisan political attack.’”

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Hypothetical situation:
Potus is chasing your dog, trying to get a meal.

Potus and your dog jump into a river that has strong currents.
Both are drowning.

Do you save Potus or your dog?

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

In my house, we call him “Bomber Barry.”

And “Jackass.”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Do you save Potus or your dog? Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Hmmm… I’d say “Sic ‘im, girl!”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Hmmm… I’d say “Sic ‘im, girl!”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Yep, it really is a no brainer.

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

“The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades…

That is quickly becoming my new favorite 0bama descriptive.

cozmo on April 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Hmmm… I’d say “Sic ‘im, girl!”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Yep, it really is a no brainer.

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

As long as the SS was otherwise occupied.

cozmo on April 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Hold on. I feel a breath of the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers coming on.

And man, is that some stanky chit.

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

As long as the SS was otherwise occupied.
cozmo on April 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I think it’s pretty much a given that they would be…

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:08 PM

I may get banned for saying this, but I come from a long line of Military; all branches. Even my Neices are Marines.

Obama is a faggot in a foxhole.

They told me to say it, so I did. And if I get banned then it is worth it.

/Just passing on the message from the Field

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

As long as the SS was otherwise occupied.
cozmo on April 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Yes, there are some wh0res around, so..

Obama is a faggot in a foxhole.

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:11 PM

♫♪ If I were King of the Forrrrrrresssssst !! ♪♫

viking01 on April 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:09 PM

If you do, it was nice knowin’ ya”. And more honest than the stuff the nutballs routinely get away with.

cozmo on April 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM

“Bergen offers this perspective: ‘Seventeen Americans have been killed by Al Qaeda or people influenced by its ideas since 9/11. More Americans die in their bathtubs by significant amounts, by accidental drowning. We don’t have a fear of accidental bathtub drowning.’…

Hell, more Americans than that have been killed by our Afghani “allies.” I guess we could conclude our Muslim allies are more dangerous to us than our Muslim enemies?

a capella on April 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Hypothetical situation:
Potus is chasing your dog, trying to get a meal.

Potus and your dog jump into a river that has strong currents.
Both are drowning.

Do you save Potus or your dog?

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Not sure. It’s a frightening choice to have to make and this is why I always keep my dog securely fastened to the roof of my car, where Obama can’t reach him.

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

On FoxNews Sunday, John Brennan repeatedly avoided answering Chris Wallace’s question about whether Barry’s using the bin Laden’s killing for domestic political purpose, and spiking the football again, put the safety of US troops and personnel oversea at risk.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

“The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders P O S’s in decades…

KOOLAID2 on April 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Obama is a warrior alright – a warrior for Islam.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Did any of the’pubes mention the 192 million he wants to give the PA so they can send it back to him in small donations?

Rio Linda Refugee on April 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Hell, more Americans than that have been killed by our Afghani “allies.” I guess we could conclude our Muslim allies are more dangerous to us than our Muslim enemies?

a capella on April 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM

The count is now almost 70 from the last 3 years and you can bet a whole lot of others have been covered up by the Pentagon.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Did any of the’pubes mention the 192 million he wants to give the PA so they can send it back to him in small donations?

Rio Linda Refugee on April 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I have not heard one word about that on Fox all weekend.

JPeterman on April 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

And don’t forget that warrior Obama and his sidekick warrior Holder killed hundreds of Mexicans with their recent gun running campaign.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

On FoxNews Sunday, John Brennan repeatedly avoided answering Chris Wallace’s question about whether Barry’s using the bin Laden’s killing for domestic political purpose, and spiking the football again, put the safety of US troops and personnel oversea at risk.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 8:16 PM

If anyone thinks that our service members are in any more danger due to whatever outrageous outrage of the moment just has not been paying attention.

Rio Linda Refugee on April 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

“The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades…”

Leading from behind?

ShainS on April 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Now if Obama wore a hoodie…

The transformation would be complete.

Electrongod on April 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Despite countervailing evidence, most conservatives view the president as some kind of peacenik.

They also think Obama is a Marxist because of Obamacare, but Romneycare escapes the “Marxist” label because he has an “R” next to his name. It’s called blind partisanship.

FloatingRock on April 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

And don’t forget Warrior Obama and his Warrior TSA have counted coup on many little girls and elderly women.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Did any of the’pubes mention the 192 million he wants to give the PA so they can send it back to him in small donations?

Rio Linda Refugee on April 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I have not heard one word about that on Fox all weekend.

JPeterman on April 29, 2012 at 8:20 PM

That was already done by “Executive Order” on Friday, April 28, 2012.

He can’t wait. He said he wouldn’t.

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Gibbs was asked by host David Gregory if the president believed that Romney would not have authorized the bin Laden mission had he access to the same intelligence.

“‘I don’t think it’s clear that he would,’ said Gibbs of Romney. ‘Again, he criticized Barack Obama a few years ago, when Barack Obama said if we had actionable intelligence about a high value target and let’s be clear: Nobody was bigger, nobody was a more high value target than Osama bin Laden.’”

Honesty hurts for you wingnuts doesn’t it? It pains you the socialist ended up CICing the Navy Seals that took out OBL 2 years after taking office. Something Dickie Cheney and crew couldn’t do in 8 years. Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

From the Correspondents ShinDig,

Hopey,the Crusader in Chief,aka,Capt’n Kick*ss,

DeClaring and Going To War on Christmas!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

That is quite a collection of legacy media propaganda…I don’t believe any of it…

d1carter on April 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

In my house, we call him “Bomber Barry.”

And “Jackass.”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

It is President Bomber Barry to you comrade.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

They also think Obama is a Marxist because of Obamacare, but Romneycare escapes the “Marxist” label because he has an “R” next to his name. It’s called blind partisanship.

FloatingRock on April 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

F
R

?

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

What was the ridiculous term the O administration gave to the Libya operation?

BTW Read the whole NYT piece linked at the top. What a tongue bath of Fearless Leader. Even the description of O’s dithering over the Somali-pirate action is glossed over.

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:27 PM

It is President Bomber Barry to you comrade.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

With his sidekick Comrade Teleprompter and Major 9 iron..

Electrongod on April 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Honesty hurts for you wingnuts doesn’t it? It pains you the socialist ended up CICing the Navy Seals that took out OBL 2 years after taking office. Something Dickie Cheney and crew couldn’t do in 8 years. Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Oh look! It’s Cindy Sheehan.

Rovin on April 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Honesty hurts for you wingnuts doesn’t it? It pains you the socialist ended up CICing the Navy Seals that took out OBL 2 years after taking office. Something Dickie Cheney and crew couldn’t do in 8 years. Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I’m sure the Seals were enabled to kill OBL by reading Obamamoa’s inspirational speeches.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

It is President Bomber Barry to you comrade.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Look! EVERYONE’S DANCING!!!

Seriously, click that link. You won’t regret it.

:o)

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Too bad Bill Clinton didn’t take OBL when he had the chance.

Right, champ?

JPeterman on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Btw,speaking of Warrior in Chief,

breaking……..Special Operations are now
Tracking/Hunting Kony,in Central Africa,

now is that to quell,the Lefty Bleed’n Hearts,
or,coincidental,that its an election year,

and Hopey wants to shore up the nay-sayer
African American Vote(S)..(ers)!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Oh look! It’s Cindy Sheehan.

Rovin on April 29, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Looks more like Bill Mahr to me.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

It is President Bomber Barry to you comrade.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:26 PM

You misspelled ‘precedent’.

Rio Linda Refugee on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Do you save Potus or your dog?

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I know it’s a joke, but what’s sad (and I’m not joking) is that my first reaction would be to save my dog. As much as I love dogs, obama is a human being …at least he plays one on tv. I suppose I would have to try to save him, within the bounds of my own safety. Thankfully I will never be in that situation.

Now if there were no humans drowning, and it were a situation too dangerous to risk saving a human, I’d still go for my dog. I know that doesn’t sound logical, but there you go.

Fenris on April 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Wow, still living rent-free inside your head after all these years … LOL.

ShainS on April 29, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Honesty hurts for you wingnuts doesn’t it? It pains you the socialist ended up CICing the Navy Seals that took out OBL 2 years after taking office. Something Dickie Cheney and crew couldn’t do in 8 years. Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

If only President Bush had a BlackBerry with Google Earth…
He could have located Bin Laden in just a few days…

Electrongod on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, responded: ‘This is one of the reasons President Obama has become one of the most divisive presidents in American history. He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans – an event that Gov. Romney congratulated him and the military and the intelligence analysts in our government for completing the mission in terms of killing Osama bin Laden – and he’s managed to turn it into a divisive partisan political attack.’”

Sorry Ed, the reason why he has become the most “divisive” president is because wingnuts like you can’t stand to see a democrat succeed.

Limpballs- I hope he fails
Turtle Neck- Our goal is to make him a one term president.

You see statements like that from leaders of the middle class hating republican party is what is divisive.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“‘We’re on the path towards al Qaeda’s destruction, and the president has committed that we’re not going to rest until al Qaeda is destroyed as an organization,” Brennan told CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.’ ‘We’re not going to relent until they’re brought to justice one way or the other. We demonstrated the ability to do that with bin Laden.’”

Is that why we supported the “rebels” who overthrew Qadaffi? Were there not plenty of indications that they were al Qaeda-affiliated?

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM

The fact that Obowma and the Democrats are crowing about this a little too loudly really speaks volumes about the rest of his record…

… Usually, when you do your job, and you do it well, you’ve earned your paycheck, move on.

All the evidence points to Obowma making sure he has enough wiggle room in case anything goes wrong in any decision that is made…

IF he is the one who actually makes the decision.

I have a feeling that Obowma and the Democrats are going to ‘jump the shark’ on this one, if they haven’t already have…

… After all, this was a victory for America, and to use it as a campaign issue with a lot of “I… I… I… I… Look at Meeee!” is really starting to show the true character of this classless piece of sh%t!

Seven Percent Solution on April 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Do you save Potus or your dog?

Towash on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Save the dog of course. Obama can walk on water or didn’t you know?

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Hopey wants to shore up the nay-sayer
African American Vote(S)..(ers)!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Glad you mentioned this.

I’m in Central Fla., and I travel the state. I began seeing Kony 2012 stickers in wierd places; bathrooms at gas stations and convenience stores.

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Is that why we supported the “rebels” who overthrew Qadaffi? Were there not plenty of indications that they were al Qaeda-affiliated?

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:33 PM

The evidence was overwhelming that they were and also that they hated black people, a whole lot of whom they went on to kill.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

“Mr. Obama’s readiness to use force — and his military record — have won him little support from the right.

What miitary rcord?

Happy Nomad on April 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Sorry Ed, the reason why he has become the most “divisive” president is because wingnuts like you can’t stand to see a democrat succeed.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Obama isn’t a traditional democrat. He is a fascist.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

“However, the Washington Post journalist said the ideas of al Qaeda are stronger than the organization. ‘Bin Laden’s violent dreams of jihad probably died with him, but the idea of purifying the Muslim world of Western influence, of getting what he called apostate leaders like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt out of their jobs, that’s actually happened,’ Ignatius said.”

So, Obama’s frabjous Cairo speech and ultimatum to Mubarak actually furthered Bin Laden’s aims.

Spread that caliphate, Barry. You’re doing a heckuva job!

BTW Why are so many intel elements of what had been found in bin Laden’s hideawsy appearing in the mainstream press? Are these purposeful leaks? For what purpose?

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I find the joke about saving Obama or the dog to be distasteful, but since people have responded to it, I will simply mention that I would save Obama, because human life > other animal life except in extreme situations. I gave the joke more of a response than it was worth, but there you go.

Uppereastside, Obama deserves a little political credit, but not much more than that. The reality is that bin Laden could have been found at any point and whoever the President was at the time would have deserved only a small bit of credit. I would feel the same if McCain were in office. Let us not pretend that the hunt for the terrorist went down like a Hollywood movie.

McDuck on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

What miitary rcord?

Happy Nomad on April 29, 2012 at 8:37 PM

What do you want? For him to plaster it on his forehead?

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Honesty hurts for you wingnuts doesn’t it? It pains you the socialist ended up CICing the Navy Seals that took out OBL 2 years after taking office. Something Dickie Cheney and crew couldn’t do in 8 years. Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I know, right? Stupid rethuglicans. They don’t appreciate the extraordinary political courage it took to say “Yes” when asked “Do we have permission to kill Bin Laden, Sir?”

Most presidents would have been terrified to make such a controversial and unpopular decision.

They used to laugh at liberals and suggest they didn’t have what it takes to fight terrorists but Obama sure showed them, right?

Biden also tied his shoes all by himself with only three tries yesterday so take that, reactionaries.

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Obama has been a successful President?

Far from it you ignorant putz. And for this military-hating coward too strut around as if he personally took the kill shot on OBL is offensive for those of us who have served in uniform.

What is it about that fact you commies don’t understand?

Happy Nomad on April 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Uppereastside:

And its a shame,during “BlackHawk Down”,trying to capture
AbDullASkyHook,that Clinton denied AC-130 GunShips,and Tanks
that put US Forces in a World of Hurt!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

I find the joke about saving Obama or the dog to be distasteful

McDuck on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I think the dog that Obama ate would get a real howl out of it.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

ROCK CENTER Pres. Obama describes the Osama bin Laden raid one year later

Well, you see, uh, I was on the 13th green…

Gohawgs on April 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Sorry Ed, the reason why he has become the most “divisive” president is because wingnuts like you can’t stand to see a democrat succeed.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Please define this success of which you speak. Can you offer some examples of this claim either in foreign affairs or in domestict achievements? The cost/benefits do not seem to square with a measurement success.

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

“I won.” and “Don’t call my bluff.”

Building public confidence that this President has no clue.

coldwarrior on April 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Glad you mentioned this.

I’m in Central Fla., and I travel the state. I began seeing Kony 2012 stickers in wierd places; bathrooms at gas stations and convenience stores.

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Key West Reader:

Trying to send this info to AP,but I’m encountering a E-Mail Snafu!:)
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US Special Operations troops join hunt in Central Africa for notorious warlord Joseph Kony – @nytimesStory
Submitted 1 hour ago from www10.nytimes.com

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Far more American troops have now died in the worthless Afcrapistan under Obama than in the twice as many years under Bush. Obama is LBJ II.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

It is still about the economy and we’re not stupid…

d1carter on April 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

In my house, we call him “Bomber Barry.”

And “Jackass.”

Akzed on April 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

In my house, we just call him “Drone.”

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:45 PM

He has no clue what a warrior truly is.

This man is not a warrior. This man is a petty tyrant. Use him accordingly.

Wolfmoon on April 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Uppereastside, Obama deserves a little political credit, but not much more than that. The reality is that bin Laden could have been found at any point and whoever the President was at the time would have deserved only a small bit of credit. I would feel the same if McCain were in office. Let us not pretend that the hunt for the terrorist went down like a Hollywood movie.

McDuck on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

On the contrary, If Juan was president, he would have been spending too much time nation building Iraq to notice OBL was enjoying life ins Pakistan.

And according to Sketch, killing OBL was too expensive. He would prefer using those funds to reward his “job creator” buddies. We are in a recession you know

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

But…..but…Obama did prosecute Navy Seals for
“Assaulting” a Jihady Goon during capture,oh…
thats right…..Team O was after a different
Political Spin,advantageous for his poll numbers
at that time,I guess,back when!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Ceelo Green weighs in.

CAUTION! NSFW and NSFH

/He’s singing to Obama.

It’s so hard

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I find the joke about saving Obama or the dog to be distasteful, but since people have responded to it, I will simply mention that I would save Obama, because human life > other animal life except in extreme situations. I gave the joke more of a response than it was worth, but there you go.

McDuck on April 29, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I sort of agree on the joke, even though I replied to it. It’s generally good to avoid jokes that involve wishing about or not aring about an opponents death. I don’t mean it like “cluck cluck, shame on you for daring to mock our wonderful God-King”, but it’s probably better to avoid that kind of humor.

But, as I said in my reply earlier, these situations can be avoided in the first place if the dog is kept securely fastened to the roof, out of harm’s way where Obama can’t reach him:)

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

On the contrary, If Juan was president, he would have been spending too much time nation building Iraq to notice OBL was enjoying life ins Pakistan.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You are a complete idiot. Obama did not withdraw from Iraq in the 16 months that he had promised during the campaign. He withdrew on the Bush/Maliki schedule. And he more than doubled the number of American troops in the worthless Afcrapistan.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

We are in a recession you know

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Tell that to Obama. He thinks theses are the best of times.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Uppereastside

How is the call option of SBUX120519C00070000 you said you bought on April 13 working out for you?

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Wasn’t getting a good vibe before they reported so i sold my $65 and $70 May calls for a small gain. Thanks for asking though.
I might jump back in it now that the stock has receded to the $57 range.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Kind of doubt your claim. The May call, both for 65 and 70, peaked on April 13, and had not gone near those levels since.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

And according to Sketch, killing OBL was too expensive. He would prefer using those funds to reward his “job creator” buddies. We are in a recession you know

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Uppereastside:

I’m confused,wouldn’t the extra loot,er American TaxPayer
money be more better,to spend on Teachers and their Unions
to hire more Teachers,in order to brain-wash the youth to
Demonize the Right,

just like what the M.E.,does to thier “Children” to Hate the
West!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

You see statements like that from leaders of the middle class hating republican party is what is divisive.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

You are delusional. What helps the midddle class over the long run is a small, focused central government that enforces basic rules and mostly stays out of people’s lives, not an Obama-dominated Socialist Federal Government that borrows and spends money to get votes.

Gladtobehere on April 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Headlines

OBL Dead= Win for peace loving Americans, US Armed Forces and President.

OBL Dead= Loser issue for teahadist and crony politicians who secretly hate this country and all it stands for.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Tell that to Obama. He thinks theses are the best of times.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

VorDaj:I’m thinking more of FLOTUS’S,almost $500,000.00 Spain
Trip,during a “Recession”!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Real unemployment, counting those Obama’s BLS has ‘disappeared’ is now over 20%. Obama may not even carry Michigan.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Too bad W didn’t have the stones to stop War Criminal Dickie from screwing this country.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Fixed.

Gotta reading assignment for ya, Kid. Google “LBJ and Halliburton” and “LBJ and KBR”.

Del Dolemonte on April 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

You are delusional. What helps the midddle class over the long run is a small, focused central government that enforces basic rules and mostly stays out of people’s lives, not an Obama-dominated Socialist Federal Government that borrows and spends money to get votes.

Gladtobehere on April 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Yeaaaaaaaaaa. Keep up the fate.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

just like what the M.E.,does to thier “Children” to Hate the West!!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Not too much difference between “Progressives” like Uppereastside and those who train their ‘“Children’ to Hate the West!!”

Gladtobehere on April 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Sorry Ed, the reason why he has become the most “divisive” president is because wingnuts like you can’t stand to see a democrat succeed.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Please define this success of which you speak. Can you offer some examples of this claim either in foreign affairs or in domestict achievements? The cost/benefits do not seem to square with a measurement success.

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2012 at 8:42 PM

He KILLED BIN LADEN WITH HIS BARE HANDS!!!!!1

What don’t you right-wing troglodytes understand about this???!!!

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 9:00 PM

crony politicians who secretly hate this country and all it stands for.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:56 PM

You have just described Obama and his crew almost to perfection. And this after saying we are in an Obama recession.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Kind of doubt your claim. The May call, both for 65 and 70, peaked on April 13, and had not gone near those levels since.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Pay attention. I said i sold for a small gain.

The bulk of my money was made on the April $57.50 calls. Those were the ones i bought for 8 cents and sold for $3.80. Granted i could have made some extra bucks on those but didn’t want to be too greedy.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeaaaaaaaaaa. Keep up the fate.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Fate? You are delusional, incoherent, and even with a spell checker, you can’t spell worth a damn.

Gladtobehere on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Sorry Ed, the reason why he has become the most “divisive” president is because wingnuts like you can’t stand to see a democrat succeed.

Dick Cheney Is a WarCriminal on April 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Other than O’bama’s use of Bush intel to get bin Laden, please name another “Democrat success” that has been good for America in the last 50 years.

And remember, Democrats gave us Vietnam and 9/11.

You must be so proud.

Del Dolemonte on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

That Obama carried on the Bush program for fighting terrorists -which Obama fought against as a Senator- is why Obama gets no particular credit for his military acts.

People don’t believe him in what he does.

Because he declared that this kind of military action was wrong …to his anti-war partisan Dems… in order to win power.

And now that he has power… he does exactly what he decried.

A two-face is hard to credit with any quality.

profitsbeard on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

The bulk of my money was made on the April $57.50 calls. Those were the ones i bought for 8 cents and sold for $3.80. Granted i could have made some extra bucks on those but didn’t want to be too greedy.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

You better watch out. I don’t think Obama likes your kind of financial type.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:02 PM

On the contrary, If Juan was president, he would have been spending too much time nation building Iraq to notice OBL was enjoying life ins Pakistan.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 8:48 PM

You got us there. Kudos to the president for noticing that Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan. That eagle-eyed Obama sure does have a knack for this stuff. A lesser president wouldn’t have thought to look there.

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The bulk of my money was made on the April $57.50 calls. Those were the ones i bought for 8 cents and sold for $3.80. Granted i could have made some extra bucks on those but didn’t want to be too greedy.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Are you a Jon Corzine associate?

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Speaking of Warriors,Mittens has weighed in on
protecting the Chinese Activist in hiding,I won
der what Hopey(Kick*ss) thinks!
——————————-

Mitt Romney says US should protect Chinese activist who escaped house arrest, is said to be hiding in US embassy

AP News Story!

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

A two-face is hard to credit with any quality.

profitsbeard on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

profitsbeard:In the shortest amount of words,yes,you nailed it,
a Snake with Forked-Tongue!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 9:09 PM

National President
Rasmussen Tracking

Obama (D) 46
Romney (R) 48
Romney (R) +2.0

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I don’t begrudge Obama taking out bin Laden. But it’s not enough. George H.W. Bush had a far more ambitious project — Desert Storm — and despite his victory, he lost a second term.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Obama is becoming frantic.

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Pay attention. I said i sold for a small gain.

The bulk of my money was made on the April $57.50 calls. Those were the ones i bought for 8 cents and sold for $3.80. Granted i could have made some extra bucks on those but didn’t want to be too greedy.

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Pay attention to your own claims. You said you bought the April 57.5 call in Feb for 8 cents. Starbucks shares was selling at around $54 to 55 then, so April 57.5 call would not have been 8 cents.

You also claimed in your earlier post that you sold at $3, and now it is $3.80. You also claimed that in that one trade, you made a month’s salary. If you used your $3 selling price, you would have made about $30000 with that trade. If we use your adjusted selling price tonight, you would have made about $37200. You claim you are middle class and have so much middle class interest in your mind, if your monthly salary is $30000 or 37000, you are the filthy top 1%.

Try to keep your lies straight.

galtani on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Ceelo Green weighs in.

CAUTION! NSFW and NSFH

/He’s singing to Obama.

It’s so hard

Key West Reader on April 29, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Key West Reader:Lol,accurate you are!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Uppereastside on April 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Are you a Jon Corzine associate?

VorDaj on April 29, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Probably John Gotti.

viking01 on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

That eagle-eyed Obama sure does have a knack for this stuff. A lesser president wouldn’t have thought to look there.

RINO in Name Only on April 29, 2012 at 9:03 PM

And to think that people laughed when one candidate allegedly said “I can see Russia…”

Old Obama, man, he can see all the way to Pahkeestan.

I am truly in awe.

Aw, sh*t is more like it.

coldwarrior on April 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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