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Obama Smirks: Again Suggests Romney Wouldn't Have Killed Bin Laden
The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 04/30/2012 4:27:17 PM PDT by magellan

At a press conference with the prime minister of Japan this afternoon, President Obama said that Americans haven't excessively celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, and suggested that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to kill the terrorist mastermind.

Video Link:

Obama: "Hardly Think You Have Seen Any Excessive Celebration Taking Place"


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: binladen; obama; romney
Obama doubles down. It is not Clinton saying it, it is not a campaign ad, it is the President saying it while on official business.

Reprehensible.

1 posted on 04/30/2012 4:27:25 PM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

It’s an efficient way to let the mainstream media know their talking points.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 4:29:01 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: magellan

Sneering, condescending, patronizing moocher.
What happened to all the “civility and respect” Barry was preaching last year?


3 posted on 04/30/2012 4:30:23 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: magellan

Strikes me as juvenile behavior.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 4:30:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: magellan

Neither would Joe Bitme.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 4:31:23 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: magellan

Obamalamadingdong taking credit for OBL’s demise is like Nixon taking credit from JFK for the moon landing or a rooster taking credit for the sun coming up.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: magellan

This liar can’t even quit campaigning while doing the nations business. Why not, he uses AF1 on our dime to travel to his fundraisers and campaign stops.

I detest this evil trash.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 4:34:11 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: magellan

Hey, Hussein, the first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club. And the second rule of Fight Club is...

YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!


8 posted on 04/30/2012 4:35:12 PM PDT by Argus
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To: magellan

BUSH killed bin laden.

Since obozo couldn’t make a decision, he let the BUSH procedures continue. THAT is what led to the end of bin laden.

And by now is documented fact that barry did not ORDER anything — he deferred to the military in the (correct) hopes that barry could get the credit if it worked and the military could join everyone else under the bus if it failed.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 4:35:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: SkyDancer

I still remember the picture of the staff sitting and watching it go down. Obama sat there in a corner looking small, like he was frightened to death.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 4:35:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: magellan

For once, the Cretin-in-Chief might be right.

RINOmeny has about the same size cojones as did Clinton.

Don’t forget that the blowjobmeister also decided not to take out the Muslim butthole when he could have done so.

Gads, I wish we had a real male or female running for president.

Right now, we have one semi-male and one illegal alien female running.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 4:40:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: magellan

Spiking the football!


12 posted on 04/30/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: freedumb2003
UPDATE: The Romney campaign responds with this statement from press secretary Andrea Saul: “It’s unfortunate that President Obama would prefer to use what was a good day for all Americans as a cheap political ploy. President Obama’s feckless foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries, weakened our allies, and threatens to break faith with our military. While the Obama administration has naively stated that ‘the war on terror is over,’ Gov. Romney has always understood we need a comprehensive plan to deal with the myriad of threats America faces.”

Pretty strong stuff there from the Mormon Bishops camp.

Not

This from a coward from a a family of cowards who have avoided serving in the military for generations.

I mean even the Kenyan Obama probably has a brother in law who's dad served in Vietnam.

SLICK WILLARD is facing a con man that makes Joe Smith look like a piker.

13 posted on 04/30/2012 4:43:46 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: magellan
Obama Smirks: Again Suggests Romney Wouldn't Have Killed Bin Laden

If Bush hadn't implemented policies that Obama opposed and campaigned against, Obama wouldn't have killed Bin Laden either.

14 posted on 04/30/2012 4:44:53 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: magellan

Soon he will be dancing the Bin Laden Shuffle while singing a Barry White song.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 4:45:26 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Da Coyote

But then again, the two-face Obama would be caught off-guard:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g-yGnTMqNwK47Xq3k4a2ojXBB_NQ?docId=f057a559a8254355bf66508cf9d64cc0

I was surprised that I even found it to begin with.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 4:45:29 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: magellan

Is this really the president of the United States defending me to the Japanese that we Americans haven’t celebrated too much?

Wait a sec. Barry, you’re celebrating. People are criticizing you for celebrating and now you’re defending us to the Japanese media.

Who’s “us”?

Each day this freaking little bastard reaches another abhorrent level of pathetic embarrassment.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 4:46:21 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: magellan

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t see this as a viable political ploy....

Just what is Obama trying to prove with this strategy...?

Romney is a chickenshit and Obama is a towering fearless military leader?

I think most people don’t realty care what Obama says about this and understand seal team six are the real heroes ....

Only the most mind numbed obamabot thinks Obama is the only guy brave or smart to catch OBL


18 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:27 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Da Coyote

“the blowjobmeister also decided not to take out the Muslim butthole when he could have done so.”

That was before 9/11. No doubt Clinton would’ve taken Bin Laden out. Even Jimmy Carter would’ve. It’s a no-brainer.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 4:51:42 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Popman

Sadly, the REAL HEROES, the Navy Seal Team 6 are the “forgotten factor”.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Argus
Romeny could cinch this right now. He could publicly tell zero to shut the hell up and to quit compromising our country's greatest assets for political gain.
No pretend what if bullshit; it happened on his watch, the mission was accomplished, shut the hell up and let our special operations continue on their missions.
Now let it go.
21 posted on 04/30/2012 4:53:31 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Venturer

I remember the Hilldebeeste with her hand to her mouth. Later she said she was having an asthma attack. Wasn’t there some story about there wasn’t any picture they were looking at, like it was a fake photo-shoot?


22 posted on 04/30/2012 4:58:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Rome2000

And your plan is...?

Not what you WON’T do. What WILL you do?

What is your plan?


23 posted on 04/30/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: magellan

I don’t like Mitt. But I will give Mitt credit, He would have OK’d the hit on OBL with fewer strings than zero placed on the operation.


24 posted on 04/30/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: magellan

If RINOmney’s legal team told him it wasn’t legal, he probably would not have killed Bin Laden...


25 posted on 04/30/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: magellan
Obama had better hope that AQ doesn't attack us again in retribution for OBL's death. Spiking the football has consequences.

I wonder how much credit Obama will take if AQ or the MB issues a fatwah against Obama and his family that will follow them the rest of their lives. Salman Rushdie still runs around in fear of his life. Obama is not too bright.

26 posted on 04/30/2012 5:13:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: magellan

IF bin Laden is in fact dead - and I pray to God our people weren’t that stupid - Obama didn’t kill him. Members of our intelligence and military communities are due that honor, not the bozo-in-chief.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 5:14:22 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: magellan

This is getting more absurd by the second.


28 posted on 04/30/2012 5:19:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: magellan
This from the man who took 16 hours to make a decision that virtually any other person would have known was right to make in the first minute after they heard the proposal......
29 posted on 04/30/2012 5:22:09 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: magellan

This is really unwise politically for Obama and making it about Romney instead of himself alone - he could have spun this to be solely a positive for him but trying to use it to say Romney would not have done the same thing dilutes the potential benefit to him - I don’t think most people will buy what he’s trying to sell here.


30 posted on 04/30/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Venturer

To me, he looked angry. Furious.


31 posted on 04/30/2012 5:28:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Popman

He is pushing this so hrd because it is the ONLY thing he has “done” that the American people approve of. The only thing.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 5:32:13 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy
"To me, he looked angry. Furious."

You are onto something. Obama has a temper. Remember this interview:

President Obama chides reporter from Texas TV station

I am convinced this is Obama's Achilles heel. In a debate, it could be his undoing. Find the issue which triggers the anger, hit it again, and again and again. Obama looses his "cool". Then after the debate, drive home the point about Obama loosing his cool, and his image as the cool, unemotional, "Mr Spock" starts to unravel.

33 posted on 04/30/2012 5:45:52 PM PDT by magellan
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To: magellan

I don’t understand what he is trying to achieve with this. No undecided voter would ever believe his hypothesis. And I would think his smirking about killing an enemy of America would hurt his with his base, on the margin.

For months we heard nothing but non-stop cries about the horrible inhumanity of putting panties on the head of naked terrorists. Bush was the worst war criminal of all time. Yet 0bama orders drone strikes against terrorist and Americans accused of terrorism. Death without due process is somehow less morally wrong than panties on the head? And that ignores the inevitable collateral damage from the drone strikes.

I guess if you are morally bankrupt you can write morality checks all day long and no one on the left utters a peep.


34 posted on 04/30/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: SkyDancer

I remember that story... and I would personally believe it. Everything that comes from them is filtered, scrubbed, edited, and/or faked. Just like the government-media did with the Zimmerman story.


35 posted on 04/30/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

The whole Obamalamadingdong regime is a comedic farce led by Joe Biden. Here in Australia I’m constantly asked “How could you put someone like that in office?” I can only respond with “Our media put him there”


36 posted on 04/30/2012 6:38:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Popman
Remember the contrast: when OBL was killed, Obama's announcement was all about praising himself. When Saddam Hussein was captured, GWB's message was all about praising the soldiers who accomplished it.

If Clinton had taken OBL when the government of the Sudan offered to hand him over, 9/11 might never have happened. Clinton even acknowledged (on tape) that he was offered OBL. Bush could have used that for political advantage but was too high-minded to do so. Nothing is beneath Obama.

37 posted on 04/30/2012 6:40:30 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SkyDancer

You got that right, grrrrr. And, they continue to treat him with kid gloves and like a special quota hire, gently and without mentioning any of his numerous goofs, “mis-speaks,” or snark/vitriol toward his enemies.


38 posted on 04/30/2012 6:45:38 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

Anything, anything at all you say against “The Anointed One” is considered racist. I say “so sue me” .....


39 posted on 04/30/2012 6:51:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: magellan

Snotty, obnoxious, POS!
November cannot come soon enough!


40 posted on 04/30/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by Xyz22 (Snakebit again)
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To: SkyDancer

It’s beyond my comprehension how the leftists can project their own racism onto every single comment that we make. Besides, he’s half-white of course, so which side are we racist against?

(His wife just landed here, Tucson, AZ, ugh.... I’d better censor myself now. Up to $20,000 to see her, and supposedly sold out...)


41 posted on 04/30/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

What? All two hundred people showed up? LOL


42 posted on 04/30/2012 7:40:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: magellan
Eventually comrade obama will get proper credit from the only source that matters.


43 posted on 05/01/2012 12:15:23 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: All

Cannot believe I’m defending B. Hussein here, but among other facts... The Utah GOP establishment protected Warren Jeffs for how many years before Texas finally nailed him?


44 posted on 05/01/2012 3:44:59 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Palin/Nugent '12)
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