Quotes of the day

posted at 10:58 pm on May 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

“The preezy of the United Steezy is making me queasy.

“I’m not troubled by President Obama’s slow jam with Jimmy Fallon, who dubbed the commander in chief ‘preezy’ during Obama’s appearance on late-night TV. No, preezy is making me queasy because his nonstop campaigning is looking, well, sleazy — and his ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have killed Osama bin Laden is just the beginning of it.”

***

“The White House strongly denied Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan was executed for political motives, saying the visit was more than a year in the making…

“‘We had a window of time here, a number of weeks, to sign the agreement,’ the official said. ‘It was the president’s preference to sign that agreement on Afghan soil, it was President Karzai’s preference to invite President Obama to sign that agreement on Afghan soil, because it’s an indication of the progress that we have made together and the future that we are building together here in Afghanistan.’

“The anniversary of bin Laden’s death was a ‘resonant day’ for Obama to visit troops in Afghanistan, the official said, because of the hard work of the U.S. military in the raid that brought down the al Qaeda chief.”

***

“The Obama campaign’s crass politicization of the killing of Osama bin Laden seems to have struck a nerve in just about everyone – from expected quarters (like the Wall Street Journal editorial page), to moderately conservative ones (like David Brooks of the New York Times), to liberal ones (like Dana Milbank of the Washington Post). But perhaps the most important criticisms are being made by Navy SEALs themselves, as Alana points out.

“This cannot be what the Obama campaign predicted; and the fact that they would take their most notable achievement and employ it in a way that would be potentially counterproductive is a sign that the mindset of all the president’s men is so aggressive, so hyper-partisan, so mean-spirited and so desperate that they are acting in ways that are amateurish and self-defeating. It might also be a sign that Obama has so few genuine accomplishment to his name that when he actually is able to identify one, he mishandles it. They don’t have enough practice to know what to do with a real achievement.”

***

“Last week, the Obama campaign ran a cheap-shot ad on the death of Osama bin Laden. Part of the ad was Bill Clinton effectively talking about the decision to kill the terrorist. But, in the middle, the Obama people threw in a low-minded attack on Romney. The slam made Clinton look small, it made Obama look small, it turned a moment of genuine accomplishment into a political ploy, but it did follow the rules of gangland: At every second, attack; at every opportunity, drive a shiv between the ribs…

“But it’s probably bad sociology and terrible psychology, given the general disgust with conventional politics. If I were in the campaigns, I’d want to detach from the current rules of engagement and change the nature of the campaign. If I were Obama, I’d play to his personal popularity and run an “American Idol” campaign — likability, balance, safety and talent.”

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“For veterans of John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, the past week of debate over the fairness of making political attacks out of national security issues has brought about a bit of nostalgia and, in many cases, the chance to sit back and smirk…

“‘The difference here is that we won’t be swift boating Mitt Romney,’ Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s campaign manager said in an email. ‘We are sticking to actual facts, not dishonest attacks and distortions. Romney said he wouldn’t go into Pakistan to get Bin Laden, and then hit one of his opponents Mike Huckabee when he said that he would. That’s important information to voters, because it shows a lack of judgment and a lack of strength, particularly if Romney is now saying that he would have given the same order the President did to get Bin Laden. He had a chance to get it right, without the enormous pressure of being the Commander in Chief, and he got it wrong.’”

***

“Romney has kept up a barrage of attacks on Obama’s national-security record — which is puzzling, to say the least, since there are no politically palatable routes to criticizing the president on this score, except from the left, which is hardly an angle that Romney or any other Republican (except Ron Paul) would traverse…

“More likely, he and his proxies in the right-wing press are adopting Karl Rove’s strategy of attacking the opponent’s strengths. In the 2004 election, Sen. John Kerry’s war-hero status posed a threat against George W. Bush, so Rove and the Swift Boaters painted Kerry as a war coward; Kerry and his team were so flummoxed, they didn’t know how to respond. Now Mitt Romney, who has no foreign-policy experience whatever, is painting Obama as the dangerous naif.

“There are two big differences this time out. First, Obama’s political operators seem more adept at dousing these sparklers than were Kerry’s. Second, like Bush in 2004, Obama is the incumbent in this election; he can demonstrate experience and competence in foreign affairs as a matter of course, on a daily basis; hence his trip to Kabul.”

***

“See, it works like this. The rule is: Only Republicans are allowed to even mention September 11. Because it happened on their watch, you see. In a rational world, that would count as a demerit—and indeed might have led to George W. Bush’s removal from office, or at least to far more strenuous demands that he offer proof that he took that August 6 PDB seriously. But in the ‘Americaland’ parallel-universe amusement-park ride the GOP took us all on over the past decade, it actually registers a plus, because it gives them the right to speak about how it felt to be in charge on that awful day, how hideously unknowable the burden was, etc. They own, so they believe, the stories, the images, the pain. So they’re allowed to speak for America on the subject in a way they believe Democrats are not.

“Given this context, it really grates their cheese that Obama, of all people, is the one who has earned the right to boast about killing bin Laden. Bush had seven years. In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, no stone would be unturned in the search, he vowed. A mere few months later, Bush was ‘truly not that concerned about him.’ This was one of the most jaw-dropping things I’ve ever heard a president say. Imagine if Roosevelt had said that in the spring of 1942 about Admiral Yamamoto. Or indeed, imagine if Obama had come into office saying that. He’d have been … I guess I’m not allowed to say crucified, but something close to that. Instead, Obama did the opposite. He actually was concerned about where bin Laden was, and he did the brave thing that Bush notably and demonstrably failed to do.”

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“For all the debate over whether it’s fair game for President Obama’s campaign to tout the killing of Osama bin Laden and suggest that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have ordered the raid, the reality is that the issue is very unlikely to have much impact in the election. As it is, when news of the operation broke one year ago, Obama received a small six-point bounce in Gallup’s daily tracking poll that had dissipated within two weeks. In contrast, at a time when national security was a greater focus for Americans, President Bush got a 15-point bump after Saddam Hussein’s capture that lasted seven weeks…

“However many problems I have with Obama’s national security policy, I believe that in the political context, he’ll be able to point to the bin Laden killing to help neutralize charges that he’s too much of an appeaser. But I don’t think he’ll be able to get much of an actual boost out of it, because the War on Terror has receded in importance to most Americans.”

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“Today, Mitt Romney released the following statement on President Obama’s visit to Afghanistan:

“‘I am pleased that President Obama has returned to Afghanistan. Our troops and the American people deserve to hear from our President about what is at stake in this war. Success in Afghanistan is vital to our nation’s security. It would be a tragedy for Afghanistan and a strategic setback for America if the Taliban returned to power and once again created a sanctuary for terrorists. We tolerated such a sanctuary until we lost thousands on September 11, 2001. Many brave Americans have sacrificed everything so that we could win this fight for a more secure future. Let us honor the memory of the fallen, not only by keeping them in our daily thoughts but also by staying true to their commitment. We are united as one nation in our gratitude to our country’s heroes.’”


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I suggest we let him have his little moment and then return the discussion to the economy.

Cindy Munford on May 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

“Today’s success ends at midnight… Time’s up!!”

Khun Joe on May 2, 2012 at 12:41 AM

I didn’t notice that Obama was in golf garb, but now that you mention it, it’s obvious. “Hey! Old White People! I’ll be on the links. Call me if anything happens.”

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM

..glad you’re still lurking, old son. That comment up yonder on JFKerry spending Christmas Eve in Cambodia (A.K.A., his magic hat — one of Huge Hughitt’s better riffs), Hillary and the snipers, and Blumenthal in Viet Nam was aces! Keep ‘em coming!

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM

“Hey! Old White People! I’ll be on the links. Call me if anything happens.”

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 12:36 AM

..and this ain’t no slim pickins’, neither. Rapidly becoming a fan, ol’ hoss.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Your exactly right…

……..having a hard time keeping up with all Obama’s failures.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 12:29 AM

A very partial list -

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_realization_of_osama_bin_ladens_dream.html

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgGEbxcHZAk&feature=related

Did they set your heart throbbing then as well?

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:47 AM

Good to hear from you, War Planner. Thanks.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

Obama is straight out of episode “The Hundred Days of the Dragon” of the old TV series “The Outer Limits”.

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

What happened to cynccook? Did she give up on us?

Cynccook, let’s spend the night together.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

A little.

This gentleman was more my speed. Man-he was so FINE when he was younger.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Cynccook, don’t go changing. We like you just the way you are.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Way to go Captain Courageous!

Taliban says Kabul bombing in reaction to Obama visit

Flora Duh on May 2, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Cynccook, when you’re here we get the look of love.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

sigh…

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

The creepiest President ever.

pat on May 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

As we move forward, some people will ask why we need a firm timeline. The answer is clear: our goal is not to build a country in America’s image, or to eradicate every vestige of the Taliban. These objectives would require many more years, many more dollars, and many more American lives. Our goal is to destroy al Qaeda, and we are on a path to do exactly that.

This quote from Obama shows that there is no defeating the jihadist threat in Afghanistan as long as he is in charge.

First of all….Obama’s exit dates have fully emboldened the enemy (that includes the Taliban…you know…the same Taliban that has been killing Americans and our Soldiers for years now)…
…this has been confirmed by the Taliban itself and our military leaders:


Afghans say withdrawal timeline “invigorates” Taliban

KABUL | Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:44am EDT
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67O2T520100825?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. plans to begin drawing down forces in Afghanistan from next July are “invigorating” insurgents, Afghan officials said on Wednesday, agreeing with a blunt assessment given by the top U.S. Marine.
Marines General James Conway said on Tuesday President Barack Obama’s plan to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan from July 2011 had given a morale boost to the Taliban, who believe they can wait out NATO forces.

….common sense dictates that when you tell an enemy you are on the way out….all they have to do is wait you out unless you can eradicate them.
“Eradicating” is firmly out of the question since our Paparazzi and Chief claims the “Taliban are not our enemy”…….

…also..announcing exit dates takes away major leverage if you really believe you can negotiate with jihadist like the Taliban:

(remember….no peace agreement with the Taliban has ever been successful)

Taliban rule out talks with Nato: ‘Why should we when we’re winning and foreign troops are withdrawing?’

By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 12:52 PM on 1st July 2010
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1291080/Taliban-rule-talks-Nato-Why-winning.html?ITO=1490

….what do the Taliban have to gain in any negotiations????
Karzi has come to back them fully and makes no attempt to hide it…
………..he knows who will be in control in the coming months…
………here’s a hint…it’s not going to be “Afghan forces”……
Obama has announced we are leaving…so in the near future our threat to them will mean nothing.
It is beyond ignorant to think advertising running for the exits does not help the enemy.

This preposterous idea that Al-qeada and the Taliban do not exist as one and the same in their quest to destroy the West has been debunked so mush that it’s beyond embarrassing to watch a Commander and Chief actually state this in public:


The Taliban and al-qaeda organize and carry out attacks hand in hand:


Al Qaeda organizes Taliban operations in Pakistan’s northwest

By Bill RoggioDecember 6, 2010 11:17 AM

Two interesting articles were published over the past week which highlight the continuing integration of the Pakistani Taliban with al Qaeda. The first article, from Central Asia Online, documents the formation of the al Qaeda-led Shura al Mujahideen (Mujahideen Council), which was set up to settle intra-Taliban rivalries and coordinate operations:
A council of five Arab al-Qaeda leaders, the Shura Al-Mujahideen, has been working to try to unite the factions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and resolve disputes between them, TTP sources told Central Asia Online.

The leadership of each has worked together for decades.The idea that you can defeat al-qaeda but make nice with the Taliban is sheer stupidity that only a liberal could believe in:

Senior Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders meet with Baitullah

By Bill RoggioJune 21, 2009

Senior al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban leaders are reported to have met with Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud to advise him to move his group’s operations into Afghanistan and halt attacks against the Pakistani state.
Several meetings were said to have been held last week after an 11-man delegation of al Qaeda and Taliban heavy hitters arrived in Waziristan to deliver a request from Mullah Omar, the Amir al Mumineen, or the leader of the faithful in Pakistan and Afghanistan,

….and while Obama brags about how they are close to “defeating al-qaeda” in Afghanistan…..
…….they are regrouping:

Al Qaeda Makes Afghan Comeback

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704355304576215762431072584.html

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG And JULIAN E. BARNES
ASSOCIATED PRESS

…….Obama’s moves in Afghanistan since being sworn into office, have been based on political gain and ideological advancement and have had little to nothing to do with completing the mission in Afghanistan.
Obama said time and again that “this was the right war” and it had to be won.
….now it is obvious that this President who never talks about victory or the consequences of losing…cares only about what is going to advance him politically.

Obama killed Osama but lost the war

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

This song has been stuck in my head for the past couple of days.

Must have been triggered by all of the humility and appropriate gratitude shown by Dear Leader.

4Grace on May 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Thank You….

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

I guess cynccook just decided to walk on by.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

This gentleman was more my speed. Man-he was so FINE when he was younger.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAPZZcYd5cs&feature=related

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:12 AM

So the tyrant is abroad signing away even more of our money to the muslims, while his packs of thugs vandalize and kill in his name at home …..nice going puppy muncher

burrata on May 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

How can you mend a broken heart?

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

At what point did I fall asleep and wake up in an alternative zombieland parallel universe where things no longer made any sense? Obama and his minions over the past year have been busily helping to remake the Middle East into a Islamist Caliphate, filling the Washington bureaucracies with jihadists, and making the Muslim Brotherhood appear very mainstream. And the GOP and all the rest of the Washington politicos and media types seem perfectly fine with it, if not overtly supportive. Something is very wrong with our world, and I feel I cannot take any of the news coming out of Washington at face value since there are hidden agendas and disinformation everywhere. We seem to be overdue for another false flag terror attack.

RasThavas on May 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

A very partial list -

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_realization_of_osama_bin_ladens_dream.html

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Wow, thanks for that link. It’s a chilling article. I normally read American Thinker everyday, but I missed that one.

I just wonder how all of this affects the future of Israel. I shudder to think what Obama’s plans for Israel might be if he wins a second term.

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Diana Krall fest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PI_SverY0w&feature=related

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

My sister -in-law’s a classical harpist. She doesn’t play anything like this.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 1:24 AM

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Great song!

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Diana Krall fest continues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtHgOjTW6Xk&feature=related

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

we must redouble our efforts to build a nation worthy of their sacrifice.

And then we party!

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 1:34 AM

At what point did I fall asleep and wake up in an alternative zombieland parallel universe where things no longer made any sense? Obama and his minions over the past year have been busily helping to remake the Middle East into a Islamist Caliphate, filling the Washington bureaucracies with jihadists, and making the Muslim Brotherhood appear very mainstream. And the GOP and all the rest of the Washington politicos and media types seem perfectly fine with it, if not overtly supportive. Something is very wrong with our world, and I feel I cannot take any of the news coming out of Washington at face value since there are hidden agendas and disinformation everywhere. We seem to be overdue for another false flag terror attack.

RasThavas on May 2, 2012 at 1:17 AM

I often feel the same way.

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

As we emerge from a decade of conflict abroad and economic crisis at home, it is time to renew America. An America where our children live free from fear and have the skills to claim their dreams. A united America of grit and resilience, where sunlight glistens off soaring new towers in downtown Manhattan, and we build our future as one people, as one nation.

Excuse me, I have to clean some vomit up.

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Glad you also like it.

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Another good one. I just sat and listened to it.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Glad you also like it.

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Yeah, it was so good that I then listened to the studio version with just Diana singing. Even better.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Diana Krall fest continues

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 1:32 AM

Kenny Powers might like that. The White Flame.

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Kenny Powers might like that. The White Flame.

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Never seen it. HBO. ugh.

Found it on Bing.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Well, it looks like cynccook isn’t going to come back to us. She’s a maneater. I’m going to go cry myself to sleep.

‘nite.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:52 AM

What happened to her?

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM

minnesoter

Dingleberry.

John the Libertarian on May 2, 2012 at 1:57 AM

annoyinglittletwerp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdHmOuADZjo&feature=related

A full Police concert.

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 2:01 AM

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 2:01 AM

I was a 5th grader in a carpool going to Hebrew School the first time that I heard this song. Mrs. Mueller was driving. *closes eyes and smiles*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 2:13 AM

So…

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Just like the mythical hubris that sank the Titanic, Obama is going to lose big in the fall because his ego is to big – it can’t fit in the space between his donkey ears.

Jurisprudence on May 2, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Obama’s acting like the used-car salesman he is. Actually, in his case, it’s more like the Nigerian email-spammer.

Lourdes on May 2, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Barack Obama: “I killed Bin Laden. I want to be a military hero like Kerry, Clinton, Blumenthal without actually doing anything.”


“Sooo-LYYYNNNN-draaahhhh.”

Lourdes on May 2, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Bill Clinton: “Romney wouldn’t have made that call and I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky. I never lied.”

Just when you start to accept Bill Clinton again as some reasonably skilled elder statesman, he goes and shows he can’t be trusted because he’s inherently for-sale and never means anything unless there’s ~a certain incentive~ involved.

Lourdes on May 2, 2012 at 2:36 AM

I don’t like Obama’s overall foreign policy because he has been too apologetic, but he has killed a lot of Moslems.

Ted Torgerson on May 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

He’s also killed a lot of Americans.

Lourdes on May 2, 2012 at 2:38 AM

…Obama’s political operators seem more adept at dousing these sparklers…

And doesn’t that just capture the Left’s (Obama’s, etc.) disdain for our national security, including our military?

“dousing these sparklers…”…SPARKLERS? Doused sparklers?

Oh, all those silly concerns, just “sparklers”. “Dousing” “sparklers” sounds an awful lot like p******g on a nation.

This isn’t an important thing to the Left, it’s all about how they need to ridicule and denigrate our national security, not protect it.

Lourdes on May 2, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Found it on Bing.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 1:49 AM

Sweet… but it will just seem like gratuitous cussing and t!ts on Bing.

I’d watch it the whole was though if I were you. Only 3 seasons. Baseball and booty and boobs. Butt so much more.

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 2:52 AM

whole was way through

Ugly on May 2, 2012 at 2:54 AM

La flama Blanca.

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 3:25 AM

they are acting in ways that are amateurish and self-defeating. It might also be a sign that Obama has so few genuine accomplishment to his name that when he actually is able to identify one, he mishandles it. They don’t have enough practice to know what to do with a real achievement.”

While it is most certainly true that this is one of the few, genuine accomplishments to Obama’s name so he doesn’t know how to handle it, it is also true that he is acting amateurish & self-defeating. And he’s acting that way because contrary to what the MSM & the Obama Brain Dead Left (redundant, I know) tell us, Obama has always acted amateurish & self-defeating – he just has the MSM covering, spinning & lying for him.

For the love of cheese, Chris Matthews actually & sincerely compared him to Henry V tonight! Henry V! A true warrior king who fought with his men, from the front, leading by example & never asking his men to do anything he wouldn’t do! His famous speech at Agincourt preceded a crucial victory in the 100 Years War against a numerically superior French force. Obama speaks to an empty room as a publicity stunt and that ranks him with Henry V. {sigh} WTF — why not? They were calling him Lincoln before & telling us how he his election was going to heal the Earth & slow the rising tide. Why not say he’s like Henry V.
Obama 2012: Fantasy supersedes reality. Forward!

Dark Star on May 2, 2012 at 4:44 AM

On the subject of foreign policy, this (the SEALs killing of OBL) is the only thing Obama and his sycophantic press/lackies can even mention.

Besides the fubar-ed policies he’s followed concerning the middle east, there’s his abandonment of our closest traditional allies. Let’s not forget the bowing, scraping, and apologizing Obama’s done to legitimate foreign leaders and dictators, alike.

Seems to me OBL is just a catch-all for all of Obama’s foreign policy failures:
Q: Mr. President, will you bow, again, to the Saudi King if re-elected?
A: OBL. Next question.

It’s funny how the quoted articles in this thread written by liberals mention the democrats’ traditional weakness in areas of foreign affairs, and go on as if to say, “No more,” just because he gave a nod to kill OBL. But, the cause of this illness hasn’t changed!

Democrats are traditionally weak on foreign policy (mainly) because it gets in the way of their tinkering with socialistic policies here in the US. How can they be bothered with dictators abroad when they’re trying to set up the same thing here?

RedCrow on May 2, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Redcrow,
are you related to Elizabeth Warren?

rob verdi on May 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Redcrow,
are you related to Elizabeth Warren?

rob verdi on May 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

No idea what this means.

RedCrow on May 2, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Ah–I think I get it.

If you were referring to my screen name, it was a complete coincidence. (Though I think I’m 1/32 Native American, we don’t speak of it like we just stepped off the reservation. Also, I don’t qualify for any goodies that would be my “due” as a minority.)

My initials are R E D, and Crow is an old nickname. (I wouldn’t have picked it had I known about the Amer-Ind reference. Some folks have asked, and I do feel apologetic for the confusion, if any.)

RedCrow on May 2, 2012 at 6:13 AM

I hope the number of comments is a reflection on how interesting The Won is.

Cindy Munford on May 2, 2012 at 6:44 AM

good morning!

marcus, naturally curly and buckeye-how is the drool fest on morning joe going?

decided I couldn’t do it this am…when you hear tingles hailing dear leader you know what the rest of the msdnc folk are going to do….

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 6:47 AM

Miss Cindy, it was the same old appeasement.
Here’s my take.

kingsjester on May 2, 2012 at 6:58 AM

My take this morning- Obama experienced a massive fail if yesterday’s spiking the football was supposed to help him in the polls. This truly was his “mission accomplished” moment.

Happy Nomad on May 2, 2012 at 7:46 AM

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 6:47 AM

After the typical initial felation they realized we’re going to be in Afghanistan for another 12 years minimum and the bloom was off the rose. Lots of question marks but of course the GOP doesn’t seem to have a better answer, so….

Much more time was spent on the courageous decision it took to take down Osama.

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Thanks buddy-

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 7:59 AM

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 7:59 AM

You’re welcome.

I’m interested to see what the Romney plan is. Afghanistan isn’t a place where one can “win” and since AQ has moved on to other places why are we staying through 2024?

If Mittens want’s to win this election he can grab a great deal of independents and even rational liberals with a plan similar to what we’ve done in Iraq, minus the trillion dollar embassy.

We don’t belong in Afghanistan any longer.

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 8:17 AM

“They don’t have enough practice to know what to do with a real achievement.”

They only know how to take advantage of a crisis or disaster.

…Waiting for something like that to happen before November.

Sterling Holobyte on May 2, 2012 at 8:36 AM

and so desperate that they are acting in ways that are amateurish and self-defeating. It might also be a sign that Obama has so few genuine accomplishment to his name that when he actually is able to identify one, he mishandles it. They don’t have enough practice to know what to do with a real achievement.”

He has no achievements and is desperate. He has to keep the economy off the front page.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM

This shameful exercise is nothing but a campaign stump speech. ON our dime.

dogsoldier on May 2, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Did they have the aircraft carrier ready for him to land? Was the mission accomplished sign hanging? He went there for less than a day to give us a speech about killing some more bad guys when less than a week ago his regime announced the war on terror was over. We’ll be spending another 10 years and $2B a year to Karzai for this privilege. Since I always follow the money, I started to wonder how much Karzai gets to keep and how much he has to funnel back to our dear leader. Has the Swiss bank account been set up for this?

Kissmygrits on May 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM

CTS, I wonder as well

cmsinaz on May 2, 2012 at 9:01 AM

It still amazes me they can’t get over the “swift-boating” thing with Kerry. Bitter much?

BKennedy on May 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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