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.”

***

“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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Obama..our lord…

Electrongod on May 1, 2012 at 10:59 PM

“Obama 2012: Because if you vote for Romney, Bin Laden will rise from the sea as a zombie! Maybe.”

Good Solid B-Plus on May 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

A big stick

Electrongod on May 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Not swift boating Mitt?

Sister please

cmsinaz on May 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Yes, there is a big difference. Obama is seen as a poser on foreign affairs — he doesn’t have a coherent policy. Atrocities? Good luck on that. You got lucky on bin Laden, champ. Everybody realizes that.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

“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.”

Did a machine write this?

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM

Obama is quite vulnerable on foreign policy front as his legitimizing Muslim Brotherhood shows. But Romney won’t go there.

promachus on May 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM

A lithe twig, I’d presume.

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:04 PM

“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…”

And we have President Clinton to thank for that…

“Thank You!” President Clinton!

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

“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…

So, they had the trip already planned, and then over-reached because they decided to run a warm-up act to make sure nobody missed the message.

AesopFan on May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

John Kerry: “I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory which is seared — seared — in me.”

Hillary Clinton: “I remember landing under sniper fire,” Mrs Clinton, 60, had said in recalling the March, 1996 Bosnia visit.

“There was supposed to be some sort of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.”

Richard Blumenthal: “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,”

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

jaime on May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

if enough ex-Seals decide to organize and speak out, Obama could find himself swiftboated

commodore on May 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

If the QotD had a title to go with each nightly thread, this w/b the winner for tonight

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

Schadenfreude on May 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

You got lucky on bin Laden, champ. Everybody realizes that.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Uh, no, it’s just that credit for the deed is being grossly misplaced by both the Obama administration and the MOP (Mainstream Obama Press).

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

A big stick

Electrongod on May 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

SloJoe was referring to Big Bertha, Barry’s golf club. In other department, Barry has a half used pencil.

galtani on May 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

jaime on May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

A+

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I support Obama’s efforts in the GWoT. He has basically continued Bush-Cheney’s policies, and in fact has lobbed more drones into Paksitan. than Bush ever did.

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

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

“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.

Apparently in make believe land, we get to act as though Clinton’s reaction to WTC’93, the ’98 embassy bombings, and the attack on the USS Cole was perfectly adequate.

There’s no way islamic terrorists were emboldened by the paltry responses of the US after repeated attacks against them for nearly a decade…

Sgt Steve on May 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

“‘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.

Translation: “We could never credibly refute the Facts the Swifties exposed about our “candidate” in 2004, but a Lie about Thurston’s alleged military heroism in a war the Democrats hated for decades after it ended isn’t a Lie if you believe it.”

George Costanza could not be reached for comment.

J-

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

credit for the deed

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

And just what is that deed? So he killed a figurehead who had become a shut-in reliving his glory days. I give Obama more credit for the constant drone harassment. Not for going off a tip of a courier who was gleaned from water-boarding.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

if enough ex-Seals decide to organize and speak out, Obama could find himself swiftboated

commodore on May 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I doubt that will happen, they’re terrified of King Obama and his regime.

Marine Discharged for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

JPeterman on May 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

if enough ex-Seals decide to organize and speak out, Obama could find himself swiftboated

commodore on May 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

They have already started.

http://navysealsagainstobama.com/

Speaking of which, remember this Blast From The Past?

Del Dolemonte on May 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Sometimes I almost feel sorry for him. I know being a little kid and having both parents abandon you at different times would screw almost anyone’s head up, but wow.
 

Did you see what I did? Did you see me? Didn’t I do good? Did you see?
 
- President Barack H. Obama

rogerb on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

“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.”

Revisionist history, anyone?
Remember that the Left sees everything in a mirror.
Check out Brian1972′s comments on this thread earlier today.

AesopFan on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

“Success in Afghanistan is vital to our nation’s security.”

Romney said this? OMG. So he, like Obama and our mad clown generals, believes in Operation Enduring Insanity/The Trillion Dollar Bridge To Nowhere in Afcrapistan. Ronald Reagan, where are you?

VorDaj on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

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

…we’ve been saying that since the Republican primary started…and FOR SOME REASON that has not been happening…

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM

And we have President Clinton to thank for that…

“Thank You!” President Clinton!

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Thank you President BJ for your administration, your wife, and your successor, President Obozo.

Gladtobehere on May 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

+1rogerb

cmsinaz on May 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

“That’s right, ladies, I gave the order to take out the most wanted man on Earth, a guy who was responsible for the deaths of 3,000 Americans and whom everyone in the nation outside of Michael Moore and Bill Ayers hated with a white-hot intensity. Yep, that was me, pretty macho huh?”

Bishop on May 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

leftists forget that Kerry made himself the issue…’reporting for duty’…the guy was so much of a fake that he threw someone else’s metals over the fence

we’re going to have more months of this, with Brooks whining all the way. At least Peggy has the sense of who obama is. Brooks, not so much.

the left wants this win very very badly. And, actually, i think barry thinks it is in the bag. One of the major goals of the left is to de-legitimize the right and center/right. So pile on while you can. Not only win, but win dirty. Make sure that your opponent doesn’t come back for more

r keller on May 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Check out Brian1972′s comments on this thread earlier today.

AesopFan on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Brian is absolutely correct. If Kerry had been witness to all of those “war crimes,” why didn’t he report any of them? Why were none of the perps prosecuted? Because they DIDN’T HAPPEN.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Marine Discharged for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

JPeterman on May 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I’m a former USMC recruit-klutzes don’t make good Marines-married to a former US Marine.
According to my husband-that Marine in question was all but begging for an other than honorable discharge when he wrote ON FACEBOOK that he wouldn’t follow the orders of the CIC. I loathe Obama-but there are different rules for the military than civilians. If you wanna be a rebel-you do it as civilian!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:22 PM

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/05/01/afghan-official-reports-3-explosions-shooting-in-capital-city/#ixzz1tg40PDWv

Barry’s continuing campaign stunt has not only cost the US taxpayers bundles, but put US personnel there at risk as well.

galtani on May 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Sometimes I almost feel sorry for him. I know being a little kid and having both parents abandon you at different times would screw almost anyone’s head up, but wow.

Did you see what I did? Did you see me? Didn’t I do good? Did you see?

- President Barack H. Obama

rogerb on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I could feel sorry for him if he wasn’t screwing up the country. He’s destroying what Americans have spent hundreds of years building. He has to go.

Gladtobehere on May 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Well, you have to love our Miss David Brooks there:

Obama, quit this! You just be You!!!

The man can get away with p1ssing on flag now and give us the Urkel “Did I do that!?” and Brooks is going to forgive him by September and remind us how brilliant the man is.

Marcus on May 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Romney said this? OMG. So he, like Obama and our mad clown generals, believes in Operation Enduring Insanity/The Trillion Dollar Bridge To Nowhere in Afcrapistan. Ronald Reagan, where are you?

VorDaj on May 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

So we have a choice between a nation building NeoCon and a nation dismantling Marxist.

Ron Paul is starting to make sense.

CTSherman on May 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

“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…”

Fine…

… Then any political ad with footage of this visit can be called out on.

Thanks for the ‘heads up’

Seven Percent Solution on May 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM

credit for the deed

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

And just what is that deed? So he killed a figurehead who had become a shut-in reliving his glory days. I give Obama more credit for the constant drone harassment. Not for going off a tip of a courier who was gleaned from water-boarding.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM

WTF?

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Cripe

More explosions after he leaves

cmsinaz on May 1, 2012 at 11:27 PM

CTSherman on May 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

I’d rather get a hundred paper cuts, pour salt in ‘em, and then be chased up a hornet -infested tree by a famished saltwater crocodile than vote for Herr Doktor.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Oh come ON. I mentioned ANIMALS…and bugs.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Yepper 7%

Call dear leader out

cmsinaz on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I’m sick of the media and the Dems (and some RINOS too) assuming that Obama is difficult to attack on foreign policy.

What about Egypt? Why does nobody talk about that? It’s a major foreign policy disaster; the Camp David Accords are history; and we’ve essentially turned the largest military in the middle east and the Suez Canal over to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have already allied themselves with Iran, and the new Egyptian parliament, which is 70% Islamist, issued a statement that Israel is their number one enemy.

Obama took the lead in forcing Mubarak out of office – so he MUST accept some responsibility for this disaster. Obama’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood is very troubling, and his people are simply wrong in saying that they are “moderate.” The Muslim Brotherhood has the same goals as al Qaeda – the destruction of Israel and the west and establishment of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate. They only differ with al Qaeda in their tactics. The Brotherhood prefers to work from the inside and achieve political power, while al Qaeda likes to strap on bombs and blow things up.

TarheelBen on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Towash on May 1, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I like the Johnny Cash version of Hurt much better.

Gladtobehere on May 1, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I mentioned what I’d rather do than vote for Ron Paul-and the almighty censor didn’t approve.
REVOLUTION!

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ron Paul is starting to make sense.

CTSherman on May 1, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Yeah right. The man is a traitor. He serves the jihadis. In the Iowa debate, he stated that U.S. forces murdered a cool one million Iraqis. Does that make sense to you?

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:31 PM

He’s destroying what Americans have spent hundreds of years building. He has to go.
 
Gladtobehere on May 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

 
I can’t argue that. It’s just weird to see the most powerful man in the world be so constantly pathetic (and I don’t mean that in the insulting way). If he’s not fishing for praise he’s being a bully, and any compliments he’s required to read are always somehow directed back to himself and why he’s super-duper awesomer and cooler than the recipient.
 
I’ve just never seen a preteen president before. It’s disconcerting.

rogerb on May 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

TarheelBen on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

You are absolutely correct. And, no, the Washington Press Corps will never examine these issues.

This is why we fight.

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Start with the simple things to expose the fraud that is Soetoro/Obama. Romney’s Harvard MBA/JD GPA: 3.97. Barry’s Harvard JD GPA: Sealed.

BHO Jonestown on May 1, 2012 at 11:42 PM

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Chill. I don’t like the idea of spending the next 12 years in Afghanistan. Sorry. That’s just me.

I’m curious to see what Romney’s position is on this. I don’t think the nation of Afghanistan is worth spending the next 12 years of blood and treasure in when AQ has moved on.

CTSherman on May 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Flowered hat

Rusty Allen on May 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM

You are absolutely correct. And, no, the Washington Press Corps will never examine these issues.

This is why we fight.

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I want to hear Romney go after Obama on this issue, and perhaps one of the SuperPACS could run an ad about it. I really believe what’s happening in Egypt could be the biggest foreign policy disaster since 1979 when Carter celebrated the Shah being deposed, and cheered for the return of Ayatollah Khomeni. I think Carter compared him to Gandhi or something.

TarheelBen on May 1, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Barack Obama: A Legend In His Own Mind
With some trying to turn bin Laden’s death into a campaign talking point for Obama’s reelection, it is useful to remember that the trail to bin Laden started in a CIA black site — all of which Obama ordered closed, forever, on the second full day of his administration — and stemmed from information obtained from hardened terrorists who agreed to tell us some (but not all) of what they knew after undergoing harsh but legal interrogation methods. Obama banned those methods on Jan. 22, 2009.
–Jose A. Rodriguez

So now we have the sorry spectacle of the the preezy of the United Steezy, as our economy and international prestige circle the crapper, reduced to basing his reelection hopes on the death of a strategically irrelevant fugitive in Pakistan. A man so small that he can’t be bothered to mention the skill of our troops or intelligence agencies in his orgy of self-congratulation.

http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2012/05/01/barack-obama-a-legend-in-his-own-mind/

Green eyed Lady on May 1, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I’m sick of the media and the Dems (and some RINOS too) assuming that Obama is difficult to attack on foreign policy.

What about Egypt? Why does nobody talk about that? It’s a major foreign policy disaster; the Camp David Accords are history; and we’ve essentially turned the largest military in the middle east and the Suez Canal over to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt have already allied themselves with Iran, and the new Egyptian parliament, which is 70% Islamist, issued a statement that Israel is their number one enemy.

Obama took the lead in forcing Mubarak out of office – so he MUST accept some responsibility for this disaster. Obama’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood is very troubling, and his people are simply wrong in saying that they are “moderate.” The Muslim Brotherhood has the same goals as al Qaeda – the destruction of Israel and the west and establishment of a worldwide Islamic Caliphate. They only differ with al Qaeda in their tactics. The Brotherhood prefers to work from the inside and achieve political power, while al Qaeda likes to strap on bombs and blow things up.

TarheelBen on May 1, 2012 at 11:29 PM

This comment should have been the article.

VorDaj on May 1, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I’m feelin’ a bit homesick…

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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,

Actually, Clinton was a genius. This video won’t hurt him, but Obama…

txhsmom on May 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Aces. Ace of Base-The Sign.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM

WTF?

minnesoter on May 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM

What are you having a problem with? That I give Obama credit for keeping up the constant vigilance with the drone attacks, or that I don’t think much of him offing bin Laden? Try to be specific.

John the Libertarian on May 1, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell you!

People expected CLASS from the Obama campaign.

Really?

GarandFan on May 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM

i’m not watching the Frontline stuff on the financial crisis…except one small piece. It was about McCain…the wobbly old man that was confused and suspended his campaign to have a big meeting.

He didn’t prepare, got confused, Obama showed him up. The R party is sad…and probably near its end.

The left wants the R party to be a rump, regional, party, so that the aristocrats can run the country like they were born to

I like Romney…he seems to have gravitas (unlike barry)…but if the country is fine with a preezy and some chump change, then that’s what it will be

r keller on May 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Even a full year after the killing of OBL, the molesting and groping and abuse of American’s constitutional and human rights at airports by Obama’s TSA has not eased in the least, so it’s really hard to see how OBl’s death changed a thing.

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

…it’s really hard to see how OBl’s death changed a thing.

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Justice served. But, who’s getting the last laugh?

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Oh my gosh, ace of base, why???

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

“‘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.’”

Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie, why do I have a feeling that once again your “facts” are going to come back to bite you in the butt?

Joe Biden Opposed Osama Bin Laden Raid

Flora Duh on May 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Check out this image of the situation room at the White House during the Bin Laden raid.

Obama and a bunch of old white people. Where’s the diversity? The democrat party is racist.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Justice served. But, who’s getting the last laugh?

CTSherman on May 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

OBL (and Obama), of course.

The Realization of Osama bin Laden’s Dream

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Oh my gosh, ace of base, why???

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I was in my early 20′s when it came out. I’m feeling old right now and it makes me feel young. The 18 year old has been pushing the ‘old’ meme as well.
*glares*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:13 AM

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“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,

This has got to be some kind of joke right??????

…Obama kills Osama and that is supposed to count his foreign policy record as a major success……
….so Bush killing Saddam means his foreign policy was a success then right?????

I mean what idiocy here….

Pakistan has turned their backs on us to the point that we can’t even bribe them anymore….last I saw…they were pretty important in what ever success we were going to have in Afghanistan…..

………Obama launches a war without Congressional approval into Libya…
…an oil rich country that didn’t attack us and posed no imminent threat….only to have it turn over to the jihadist who fly the flay of al-qaeda in many parts of the country……

….Obama has capitulated to Russia on every front only to watch them smack him in the face when he needs their votes and support such as dealing with Iran and Syria……

……The Israeli/Palestinian issue is worse than ever…primarily brought on by Obama’s idiocy in focusing on settlements and his amateurish handling of Israeli leadership….

……….Obama and his cohorts at the UN have sat and watched Syria burn and civilians being slaughtered by the thousands after telling the world this is exactly why they had to intervene in Libya…..

…Iran….remember Iran….because Obama has made little to zero progress in stopping the main supporter of terrorism around the world from getting a bomb……
………all that Kum-by-ya and love letters sent behind the scenes has produced exactly ZERO…..

Afghanistan has been reduced to nothing more than a slow surrender by Obama’s half-a$$ed measures,political posturing,obsession with exit dates,and the laughable idea that “peace treaties” will somehow keep Afghanistan from becoming a terrorist launch pad once again…

…and getting Bin Laden….
…………pretty dam# ironic that the very war on terror policies,interrogation techniques , and “Assassination ” teams that Obama and the democrats spent years opposing are what enabled Obama to celebrate his only foreign policy achievement.

“Smart Power” has been an absolute failure in every way imaginable.Besides Bin-Laden…..what significant “success” can the Obama administration point to?????

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Obama 2012- He Accomplished Everything Osama Tried To

See: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, et cetera.

profitsbeard on May 2, 2012 at 12:20 AM

“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…

..quelle surprise..

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:21 AM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Shame on him, you’re not old.

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Gawd, Obama looks like a prissy little turd in that photo. Just. Go. Away. . . . Please!

Scotsman on May 2, 2012 at 12:23 AM

My musical contributions for the night.

One who is worthy of the admiration he receives

One who isn’t

Flora Duh on May 2, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Time for a little pussy…cat.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:24 AM

For Barry?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswI-l-_9Hk

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 12:20 AM

You didn’t mention Egypt, which Obama has essentially given to the Muslim Brotherhood, after he demanded that Mubarak step down. See my comment on Egypt above. I think this is his biggest foreign policy disaster.

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Check out this image of the situation room at the White House during the Bin Laden raid.

Obama and a bunch of old white people. Where’s the diversity? The democrat party is racist.

jaime on May 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

..the money shot, Jaime. Notice that everyone is in a coat and tie, slacks and an open-collared shirt EXCEPT OBAMA who is wearing a windbreaker over a GOLF SHIRT.

The word out was that Panetta pulled him off the golf course and told him to wear the wind breaker to make his golfing togs less conspicuous.

..maybe I gotta have the head-band adjusted on my aluminum-foil hat? But, I’m going with that story because it just feels so-o-o-o-o right.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Chief among the Republican enabling infiltrators is Republican insider Grover Norquist, whose baliwik has been/is “no new taxes”. That stance and activity of course endears him to conservatives. What is un-endearing is that his wife is a Muslim activist – a “quiet” activist – who was the driving force behind GW Bush’s naive “Islam is a religion of peace” mantra following 9/11. She also was the motivation behind Islam’s religious holidays being publically celebrated in the White House during the Bush administration.

Now, of course, all that moon-rock worship celebration is being done at the behest of the Won.

VorDaj on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Hey thought police-quit censoring my comments!
Same artists-different song.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Romney said he wouldn’t go into Pakistan to get Bin Laden,

…keep Michael Mooring this up.
Romney stated that the War on Terror was bigger than just getting Osama.
(Look at the deterioration of Afghanistan since Osama’s death for verification of this)
He plainly said he would not “advertise” going into a country like Pakistan.
A point which Hillary and Biden agreed with him on.

Keep spinning and lying….
….this combined with our armed forces/special forces/Intelligence officials/ speaking out about how pathetic Obama is for thumping his chest over the killing of Osama is destroying the democrats ability to use the only real foreign policy accomplishment of this Chicken hawk President.

Baxter Greene on May 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM

So how many medals did he award himself?

Chuck Schick on May 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 12:22 AM

His last day of high school is a week from Friday. Graduation is two weeks from this Sunday.
*Waaaah!*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:29 AM

“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…

Because a year ago the next Pres election date was unknown?? 100% amateur hour.

hillsoftx on May 2, 2012 at 12:29 AM

You didn’t mention Egypt, which Obama has essentially given to the Muslim Brotherhood, after he demanded that Mubarak step down. See my comment on Egypt above. I think this is his biggest foreign policy disaster.

TarheelBen on May 2, 2012 at 12:26 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

1. Metallica – One

Swan song, ten to one.
carbon_footprint lives on.

Towash on May 2, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Oh my gosh, ace of base, why???

Rusty Allen on May 2, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Because they rated okay on the babe meter?

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Because they rated okay on the babe meter?

galtani on May 2, 2012 at 12:33 AM

Being that I’m a chick-I wasn’t paying attention.

When I was a teenager I couldn’t get enough of the song…or the singer.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:35 AM

..maybe I gotta have the head-band adjusted on my aluminum-foil hat? But, I’m going with that story because it just feels so-o-o-o-o right.

The War Planner on May 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

No, I’m sure you’re right. Since I changed from aluminum foil to titanium things are coming in much more clearly.

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

When I was a teenager I couldn’t get enough of the song…or the singer.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Would you believe-this is the first time I’ve heard that song since I was 15 or 16.
I’m almost 42.
*closes eyes*

annoyinglittletwerp on May 2, 2012 at 12:37 AM

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