Skip to comments.Obama’s bin Laden ad “despicable,” says … Arianna Huffington (Watch Video)
Posted on 04/30/2012 1:35:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
And she's exactly correct. On CBS This Morning, progressive activist Arianna Huffington slammed the Obama re-election campaign for questioning whether Mitt Romney would have made the call to take out Osama bin Laden, and equated it with Hillary Clinton's "3 AM call" ad in 2008:
"I don't think there should be an ad about that," Huffington said Monday on "CBS This Morning". "I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job (with television specials). All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do."
She added, “It’s the same thing Hillary Clinton did with the 3 a.m. call. ‘You’re not ready to be commander-in-chief.’ It’s also what makes politicians and political leaders act irrationally when it comes to matters of war because they’re so afraid to be called wimps, that they make decisions, which are incredible destructive for the country. I’m sure the president would not have escalated in Afghanistan if he was not as concerned, as Democrats are, that Republicans are going to use not escalating against him in a campaign.”
Panelist Gayle King challenged Huffington over whether Obama is allowed to tout his accomplishments, but Huffington replied that Obama and his team did something very different in this ad:
“So in a campaign, aren’t you supposed to tout your accomplishments of what you’ve done,” Gayle King asked.
Huffington replied, “That’s not just what the ad does. What the ad does is questions. … (The ad) quotes a snippet from Romney and uses that to imply that Romney would not has been as decisive. There’s no way to know whether Romney would have been as decisive. To actually speculate that he wouldn’t be is, to me, not the way to run a campaign, on either side.”
Exactly correct. Obama would be on firm ground to highlight that victory in the war on terror, as he does in his tedious “Forward” campaign video. Implying that Romney would have let Osama bin Laden go under those circumstances is, as Huffington says, despicable.
But she’ll vote for him anyway.
I had no idea that Obama was a shooter. Shame on me.
If Ive lost Cronkite, Ive lost Middle America. Lyndon Johnson, February 27, 1968
If Ive lost Huffington, Ive lost Leftist America. Barack Hussein Ubama, April 30, 2012
I don’t know what got into Arianna, but I remember she was quite conservative in the 1990’s, even debating the ACLU on TV.
Something must have snapped....
Hey, Obama, we’re impressed, you’re a killer (as Ratso Rizzo told Joe Buck). Fact is, any American president would have made the same call. We just thank God that you had the resources to make that call. If more people of your ilk had had their way those weapons wouldn’t have been available. Yeah, we’re impressed - you’re a bad ass. Now go back to having hip hop and rap “artists” come over for a day visit. You are pathetic.
She was Conservative..She and Brietbart were good friends and I think they remained good friends. Perhaps his death awakened Ariana...
First Obama passes the blame for anything gone wrong to Bush, then he takes credit for a call made by an Admiral who actually made it.
What;s despicable are those that will vote for the idiot MARXIST again.
Arainna and others awakening to Obama’s discpicability.
The only people who get any credit for Osoma’s demise are the brave military personnel who took part in the physical action to take him out.
Obama gloats over his bravery in this decision. Is he equally proud of his brave sacrifice of double the number of soldiers lost in Afghanistan in half the time as Bush? The only campaign pledge he has followed through with is audacity. He has plenty of that.
This is payback for Obama’s diss of Huffington at the WHCD. He “congratulated “ her for a great business model..just linking to other sources, and NOT paying the people who blog for the HuffPo.
It’s wonderful that people are discovering what a failure Obama is, even if 3 years too late.
The more press we see like this the better. The folks unable/unwilling to think will follow this stuff as much as anything else.