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DeMint: Obama "Has Downplayed Terrorism"
CBS ^ | 12/30/09 | Dan Carty

Posted on 12/30/2009 8:13:25 AM PST by pissant

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said he was encouraged that President Barack Obama talked openly about the "systemic failures" involving the attempted Christmas bombing of Northwest Flight 253, but criticized him for not focusing more on terrorism since taking office.

"The president has downplayed terrorism since he took office. He doesn't use the word anymore," DeMint told "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith. "He waited eight months to nominate someone as head of [the Transportation Security Administration] and then they wanted to rush it through without any debate or roll call vote. So the focus on terror as a threat is real important and I'm glad to see that the president has stated the goal of finding out what went wrong so we can fix it."

Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian who was on a U.S. watch list, failed in his attempt to detonate an explosive device on the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight, prompting intense scrutiny of the government's failure to identify him as a security threat.

Abdulmutallab spent months in Yemen leading up to the attack and his family took their concerns about his increasingly extremist religious views to the U.S. embassy in Nigeria in November.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: demint; larrysinclairslover; obama; wot
Hunter/DeMint 2012
1 posted on 12/30/2009 8:13:26 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
That's because Oama is not at war with the enemies of this Republic...he is at war with us and everything that defines the liberty and way of life we cherish.


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2 posted on 12/30/2009 8:17:50 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: pissant

Obama and liberals truly believe that they hate us because of George W. Bush. Behind closed doors, I think that Obama and his guys are truly perplexed as to why we face continuing terror threats. After Obama has done so much to make nice with the Muslim world, I think he really doesn’t understand what’s happening.


3 posted on 12/30/2009 8:18:34 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: pissant
. "He waited eight months to nominate someone as head of [the Transportation Security Administration] and then they wanted to rush it through without any debate or roll call vote..."

This is this dipstick's way of doing things...everything is a crisis and has to be shoved through without question, or it is ignored as long as it can be ignored.

If there were ever grounds for impeachment, "Ears'" conduct is it!

4 posted on 12/30/2009 8:19:01 AM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: pissant

DeMint could be the next Cheney.


5 posted on 12/30/2009 8:19:41 AM PST by yongin
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He understands what is happening all right. He is not on our side but he can’t really come out and say that. Zero is a muzzie. Those are the people he is protecting, and he’s doing a fine job at it.


6 posted on 12/30/2009 8:21:39 AM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: pissant
BARF alert:

Everybody bears responsibility: the Bush administration for not connecting the dots before Sept. 11 and not doing enough in the seven years after to rationalize and improve homeland security; the Congress, under both parties, for blocking necessary changes and failing to demand others; the Obama administration, which has shown little interest until now in reforming what is clearly an inadequate security system. - NYT Editorial today.

The revisionist NYT is giving 0 another pass.

7 posted on 12/30/2009 8:22:54 AM PST by balls (Sarah, get off your facebook and do something!)
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To: pissant

The Rats are now trying to shift the blame for this to DeMint because he opposes the appointment of the Administration’s selection as head of TSA. Obambi wants his guy in because he would unionize the TSA and DeMint opposes that!


8 posted on 12/30/2009 8:27:59 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: pissant

What can we expect from a hard core communists with Muslim teaching most of his childhood. King Obama is a Muslim and his religion prevents him from calling this jihad for what it is - terrorism. We will suffer the consequences of this hope and change corrupt turd. I never much liked McCain but what would he have done. Thanks America for turd King Obama.


9 posted on 12/30/2009 8:28:47 AM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: pissant

DeMint/Palin 2012


10 posted on 12/30/2009 8:38:33 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks were invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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To: pissant
Why should 0bama care? He sympathizes with his muslim “brothers”, he hates America and Americans, and he travels on Air Force One, so he is not at risk.
11 posted on 12/30/2009 8:54:54 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: pissant
I agree and personally can't beleive that Obama waited 3 days to say anything and that he is STILL on vacation. Does anyone think if GWB had had something this serious nearly happen that he wouldn't have know to hightail it back to DC if only for appearances?
12 posted on 12/30/2009 9:32:18 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: silverleaf

Or vice versa! ;)


13 posted on 12/30/2009 9:33:52 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: pissant; alrea; Babsig; Canticle_of_Deborah; conservativeharleyguy; ellery; FlashBack; freeagle; ...
Fear the DeMint smackdown!!



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14 posted on 12/30/2009 9:46:04 AM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: upchuck

Another DeMint TKO.


15 posted on 12/30/2009 9:49:30 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

They keep moving the fences and DeMint just keeps hitting ‘em outta the ball park.


16 posted on 12/30/2009 9:57:55 AM PST by upchuck (The plan for 2010: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pray; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; VOTE!)
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To: pissant
LOL - pissy, you're still a loser and still pushing the hunter loser.

Einstein: “Insanity (Stupidity) is doing the same thing over & over and expecting different results.”

I seriously suggest you see a doctor and find another boat that's winnable.

PALIN/DeMINT 2012
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17 posted on 12/30/2009 10:02:57 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

You’re still an ignorant little chinslurper


18 posted on 12/30/2009 10:05:15 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Ahhh yes, when you lose the battle of intellectual ideas and when facts are no longer on your side....start name calling.

Well done, pissy!

19 posted on 12/30/2009 10:07:06 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Yes, that was quite a coherent argument you tossed at this “loser”. Save your insipid chick-babble for someone else.


20 posted on 12/30/2009 10:21:28 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

My guess is that Palin will be just a memory in one year. Or one month ;-)


21 posted on 12/30/2009 11:15:28 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: upchuck

Without steroids.


22 posted on 12/30/2009 11:19:01 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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