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MSNBC Anchor Frets: Why Hasnít Obamaís Election Ended Terrorism ?
News Busters ^ | December 1, 2008 | Rich Noyes

Posted on 12/01/2008 10:07:55 AM PST by RobinMasters

File this one under “Deluded Expectations.” During MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence.

Talking with correspondent John Yang, who was covering the Obama side of the story, Witt conceded that while “you certainly can’t expect things to change on a dime overnight....There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.”

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KEYWORDS: alexwitt; bho2008; enemedia; india; mohammedanism; msnbc; mumbai
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1 posted on 12/01/2008 10:07:55 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down..

What delusions these people had! My gawd...
2 posted on 12/01/2008 10:10:05 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: RobinMasters

The Obot kool-ade drinkers are in denial.


3 posted on 12/01/2008 10:10:09 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: RobinMasters

Was Half reading from a scripot, or actually thinking this?


4 posted on 12/01/2008 10:10:44 AM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: RobinMasters

Bind moggling stupidity.


5 posted on 12/01/2008 10:11:12 AM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama? There will be a pop quiz every day for the next four years...miss a question, people die.)
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To: RobinMasters

6 posted on 12/01/2008 10:11:30 AM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: RobinMasters

Have the seas stopped rising yet? Has the planet begun to heal?


7 posted on 12/01/2008 10:11:37 AM PST by mojito
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To: RobinMasters
Daytime anchor Alex Witt(less) seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence.

Sheeeeeet....this next four years is gonna be entertaining.

The 0bamessiah's schedule for "healing the planet" is ticking....ticking.....ticking....

8 posted on 12/01/2008 10:11:58 AM PST by F16Fighter (I do not believe Kenyan-born Presidents are constitiutionally acceptable....YET.)
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To: RobinMasters

The world supposedly “loved” Bill Clinton.

Just when were those terrorists here learning how to fly planes again?


9 posted on 12/01/2008 10:12:00 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: RobinMasters

It’s hard to believe that anyone in America is this incredibly stupid.


10 posted on 12/01/2008 10:12:36 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: RobinMasters

There can’t be people this stupid.


11 posted on 12/01/2008 10:12:47 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (I'll give Obama the same amount of respect the left gave Bush)
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To: RobinMasters
My first thought on hearing about the attack was "Hey, they are supposed to love us Americans now, what's going on?"

But with me it was sarcasm.

12 posted on 12/01/2008 10:12:53 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum)
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To: RobinMasters

Alex Twit


13 posted on 12/01/2008 10:13:34 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: RobinMasters

This comment is built on a basic lack of understanding of the threat and nature of terrorism. The worst part is this dope is representative of so many more morons who presume to tell us what is going on in the world.


14 posted on 12/01/2008 10:14:11 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: RobinMasters
The reason is pretty obvious you MSM twits.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

15 posted on 12/01/2008 10:14:42 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: RobinMasters

welcome to the real world, kiddies. Terrorists bend to force and strength, not hope and kumbaya.


16 posted on 12/01/2008 10:14:58 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: RobinMasters

What kind of drugs are these people on?


17 posted on 12/01/2008 10:15:14 AM PST by MissEdie
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To: I see my hands
I'm so stealing this...


18 posted on 12/01/2008 10:15:28 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: RobinMasters
Oh, It's not official yet.

Jan 20, 2009:

Terrorism, Hunger, Poverty, will all end.

Obamah, Praise be upon him.

19 posted on 12/01/2008 10:15:29 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: RobinMasters

“We are the one we have been waiting for.” Got him the Jewish vote.


20 posted on 12/01/2008 10:16:06 AM PST by calico_thompson
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To: RobinMasters

Its true!

Obama was elected over three weeks ago, but I still had to make a mortgage payment and had to pay for my own gas!


21 posted on 12/01/2008 10:16:52 AM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: RobinMasters
Video coverage
22 posted on 12/01/2008 10:17:10 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: RobinMasters
And there is some concern also, there had been some concern, that during this period, during this, the transition period, between Election Day and Inauguration Day, that the enemies of the United States, those who don’t care for the United States no matter who’s leading it, would try and test the United States, would try to take advantage of this period, and I think that may be one thing that we’re seeing right now.

Is Mr. Yang aware that this atrocity took place in India and not the US?

23 posted on 12/01/2008 10:17:39 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: jmaroneps37

‘This comment is built on a basic lack of understanding of’ REALITY!

God help us all.


24 posted on 12/01/2008 10:17:54 AM PST by griswold3
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To: RobinMasters

talk about dangerously stupid....


25 posted on 12/01/2008 10:18:34 AM PST by mo
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To: kidd

The good news in this monumentally moronic society is that the hagiography will end January 21.


26 posted on 12/01/2008 10:18:55 AM PST by AU72
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Oh, brother. It is going to be a long four years...


27 posted on 12/01/2008 10:19:24 AM PST by eureka!
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To: RobinMasters

Stupid Libs think it is “All about us” or more to the point “all about the US” - it isn’t

Terrorists use the USA as whipping boy and an excuse to justify their “grievances” (just as Bill Ayers does).

The US isn’t to blame for every injustice in the world, far from it, but the Libs love to blame America first and then expect the World to suddenly relent in it’s anger once the Libs get to be in charge.

What they don’t realize is that it doesn’t matter who is in charge when it wasn’t actually our fault in the first place and we are just being used as an excuse to deflect blame.


28 posted on 12/01/2008 10:19:29 AM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: RobinMasters

29 posted on 12/01/2008 10:19:56 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: RobinMasters

Surely by now you realize that the most intelligent, gifted citizens enter medicine.

The honorable and courageous - the military.

The bossy and boneheaded - torte law, politics or journalism.


30 posted on 12/01/2008 10:20:59 AM PST by sodpoodle (Man studies evolution to understand His creation.)
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To: RobinMasters
I demand a TIME LINE on all Obama’s promises!!
31 posted on 12/01/2008 10:22:05 AM PST by DejaJude (Proud denizen of the fighting fringe.)
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To: RobinMasters

Did it occur to anyone that just maybe America electing The One as POTUS would simply embolden the terrorists? Isn’t it who they wanted to win?


32 posted on 12/01/2008 10:22:09 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: RobinMasters

As a good friend of mine would say when hearing a statement like this, “You cannot be this f***ing stupid!”


33 posted on 12/01/2008 10:22:31 AM PST by Exeter (If Life gives you lemons, just shut up and eat the damn lemons!)
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To: RobinMasters
Alex, you're living in a world of make believe! With flowers and bells and leprechauns and magic frogs with funny little hats!

34 posted on 12/01/2008 10:23:02 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: RobinMasters

SHEESH. Even God doesn’t heal the hatred in men’s hearts. Who do they think Zero is?

Nevermind.


35 posted on 12/01/2008 10:23:38 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: RobinMasters

“Network” lives.


36 posted on 12/01/2008 10:24:34 AM PST by Melinda
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To: RobinMasters
There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down.

Holy smokes......does he actually believe that?

37 posted on 12/01/2008 10:24:49 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: RobinMasters
...daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence.

Global warming hasn't stopped either, Witt-less....

38 posted on 12/01/2008 10:25:23 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: reagan_fanatic
There can’t be people this stupid.

52% of U.S. voters are exactly this stupid.

MM (in TX)

39 posted on 12/01/2008 10:25:26 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Good grief!


40 posted on 12/01/2008 10:26:46 AM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The new national anthem!


41 posted on 12/01/2008 10:27:01 AM PST by CharacterCounts (1984 was supposed to be a work of fiction, not a how-to manual.)
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To: RobinMasters

Somewhere along the way, I must have missed the global outpouring of all the affection.

It is really hard to believe people like this are really so stupid.


42 posted on 12/01/2008 10:28:11 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: RobinMasters
The affection respect and hope expressed by Chavez and Islamic Terrorist Country leaders for Obama and the new administration coming in doesn't show much hope for an end to terror.

The MSN seemed to have missed some of his global endorsements.

43 posted on 12/01/2008 10:28:58 AM PST by Syncro
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To: RobinMasters
There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down..

Most of the people who are happy were never terrorists to begin with. French waiters, German intellectuals and Australian labor union activists may be happy, but so what? Even when they hated Bush with a passion, the most they were willing to do was write an angry letter to Le Monde.

Terrorists and their supporters are also happy. But they're happy because they know that, come January, a weak, inexperienced naif will be in the Oval Office.

44 posted on 12/01/2008 10:29:20 AM PST by Citizen Blade (What would Ronald Reagan do?)
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To: mrmargaritaville

ROTFLMAO!
Then again.......where have you been? What do you think this election was about? One thing I’ve learned about the U.S., stupid never takes a holiday. If we could isolate a pathogen that targeted stupid, over half the population would be dead in a week. 40% can’t hold a job sufficient to cause them to pay taxes. If we herded them into a “Stupid” Camp, we’d have a Jones Town the size of Texas. (Cool aid anyone?)If we could harness the energy of stupid in America, we’d never again need to import a barrel of oil. If stupid were a food, we could feed the world for a year.


45 posted on 12/01/2008 10:32:07 AM PST by glide625
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To: MississippiMan
52 ±50% of U.S. voters are exactly this stupid.

Percentage adjusted for fraud and purchaced votes.

Hmmmmm, the election would have turned our differently.

46 posted on 12/01/2008 10:33:42 AM PST by Syncro
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, she is really that stupid.

47 posted on 12/01/2008 10:33:55 AM PST by kcvl
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To: RobinMasters
"Why Hasn’t Obama’s Election Ended Terrorism ? "

Dear Alex,

Captain Obvious is busy covering Obama's cabinet selections right now, and asked me to respond to your question.

Why hasn't Obama's election ended terrorism? Well, Captain Obvious asked me to tell you this:

The Muslim terrorists are about power...just like Obama. He could very well represent a "rival" to them instead of a friend. It may be that the terrorist see Obama as a non-believer for adopting Christianity (*cough*cough*) and are even more determined to terrorize different countries.

Maybe they think since you don't need to prove you're a Natural Born Citizen of the USA to be President, then they will just come on over and run in the next election. I'm sure ACORN will be more than happy to campaign for them and round up "voters". If the can't find enough dead voters this time, they'll just kill a few.

And finally, Obama didn't run on any platform to stop terrorist violence...he ran on the platform to stop American "violence" (a.k.a. The Iraq war). You know, the one that has kept the terrorist "overseas" for the past 8 years and not in our back yards.

But, the entire point is moot...as Obama is going to break out his cutest tea set and have a sit-down, pow-wow Armadenajhad and settle the whole thing. I'm sure for two or three hundred pounds of uranium, they'll off the terrorists for 6 months or so.

So, Alex...I hope I have answered your questions. If you need more information, you'll need to contact the Iranian consulate, in Iran.

Sincerely...
48 posted on 12/01/2008 10:34:47 AM PST by FrankR (¬ďTurtle up¬Ē, economically, for the duration of 0bamanation.)
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To: RobinMasters

49 posted on 12/01/2008 10:35:42 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dallas59

Stupid, ignorant and naive are all words that come to mind.


50 posted on 12/01/2008 10:38:27 AM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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