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Obama Plays ‘The Politics Of Fear’
Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-12 | Warren Beatty

Posted on 05/01/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT by Starman417

NO! It can’t be! President Barack Hussein Obama playing politics with Osama bin Laden’s death?

At the ABC News web site, “The Note,” Michael Falcone wrote, “But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in a political ad.” “The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing ‘the politics of fear’ just like George W. Bush.” Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy?”

All you Obama Kool-Aid drinkers will want to watch this video that features the very objective Bill Clinton who turned down numerous chances to capture or kill bin Laden that were handed to him. Isn’t it ironic that the Obama campaign staff chose Clinton for this video? That is the same Clinton who, when he appeared on “Fox News Sunday” September 24, 2006, got into a rather animated discussion with host Chris Wallace. And that is the same Clinton that was defended by “Netroots,” a liberal web site that declared the ABC docudrama “The Path To 9/11″ as “a piece of fiction,” and that ABC’s airing it represents “gross negligence” since it didn’t cast its hero, Bill Clinton, in a very favorable light. There was, however, one small problem. None of the “Netroots” writers had seen the docudrama before writing about it. Further, Markos Moulitsas at “The Daily Kos,” posted an article entitled “ABC’s Work of Fiction” In it he wrote, “ABC’s piece of fiction, written by Rush Limbaugh’s personal friend and marketed heavily in wingnut circles, bills itself as ‘objective’ and a ‘docudrama’.”

Kenneth P. Vogel of “Politico,” wrote of Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs’ appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, April 29. 2012. Gibbs said, “Look, just a few years ago, President Obama – then a candidate – said in a speech that if we had actionable intelligence of a high-value target in Pakistan, we’d go in and get that high value target. Mitt Romney said that was foolish. He wouldn’t do such a thing. That he wouldn’t move heaven and earth to get Osama bin Laden.”

But… as Morgen Richmond at “Hot Air” writes, “The full context of Romney’s remarks demonstrate that he was actually calling for a more strategic and expansive approach in the fight against Al Qaeda and Islamic extremism.”

Obama and Democrats focus on one statement Romney made, taken out of context. But they forget (or don’t want to remember) what Romney said on the bin Laden subject in 2007. As SNL’s “Church Lady” used to say, “Isn’t that convenient.” This video provides a much more complete picture of Romney’s view of pursuing high value targets.

Further, Guy Benson wrote at “Townhall,” “…to blatantly harp on this point in an election season is decidedly unseemly; to suggest that your political opponent wouldn’t have made the exact same call borders on slander, especially if you dredge up an out-of-context quote to ‘prove’ the point.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; osama; terror

1 posted on 05/01/2012 11:15:09 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

The politics of Fear AND DIVISION!

2 posted on 05/01/2012 11:34:26 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Starman417
Yes, Obama plays on people's fears! Yes, Obama shows that he has little or no "Class," in the common acceptance of the term!

But, that is almost the least of it. In his approach to the election, he has once again also embarked on the standard politics of the Leftwing Revolutionary. Each day, he embraces what we would describe as the Blame & Envy Cocktail--Demagogues' Path To Power. It led to the "Reign Of Terror" in France; to mass murders in Bolshevik Russia & National Socialist Germany.

Forgive, my understatement: It is not the politics of the kindly intentioned, or idealistic.

Obama is not only classless. He threatens the future of every affluent American, as well as the economic well-being of every American. But to understand the nature of the threat, you must understand both mob psychology & economics; and much of our mass media, that reports on the campaign, understand neither.

William Flax

3 posted on 05/01/2012 11:46:36 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Ohioan

Obama wasn’t paying attention in his Advanced Dialectical Materialism class. You don’t get to a classless society by being classless yourself.

4 posted on 05/01/2012 1:14:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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