Skip to comments.DeMint: Obama "Has Downplayed Terrorism"
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.
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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.
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!
DeMint could be the next Cheney.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Another DeMint TKO.
They keep moving the fences and DeMint just keeps hitting ‘em outta the ball park.
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.
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You’re still an ignorant little chinslurper
Well done, pissy!
Yes, that was quite a coherent argument you tossed at this “loser”. Save your insipid chick-babble for someone else.