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Expanding the List of Two Achievements (What do you say to: "Bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive")
American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2012 | Carol Brown

Posted on 09/05/2012 7:53:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The Obama campaign has taken to a new slogan: "Osama bin Laden is dead. GM is alive." I believe this was first coined by Joe Biden, so that tells you something right there.

If the Obama campaign wants to open the door, I say we take the bait and walk through. "Osama bin Laden is dead."

Great!

And????

Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood now rule Egypt.

Our men and women in uniform are being murdered by our "peace partners" in Afghanistan.

The Middle East is an ever-more threatening place with Islamists gaining power.

Iran is on the verge of a nuclear weapon.

The United States has abandoned many while aligning with foes.

Our President apologizes for America at home and abroad. Obama wants to slash our military until it is no longer the strongest on earth and we cannot adequately defend ourselves.

"GM is alive."

At what cost?

And how about the rest of the story? You know, those small annoying details like the fact that our nation is collapsing under crushing debt.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: binladen; gm; osamabinladen
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 7:53:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d say GM is more undead than it is alive.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 7:54:31 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SeekAndFind
Osama bin Laden is dead.

Where's the Death Certificate?

3 posted on 09/05/2012 7:54:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do you say?

Bush Spied....Bin Laden Died.

aint nobody buying a Volt.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 7:54:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Shadow44; SeekAndFind
Here's the truth about GM
5 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:49 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: SeekAndFind

GM is on the verge of bankruptcy again.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Shadow44

GM is as alive as Lenin. And it costs the Russians a lot less to make Lenin look alive as we are paying for GM.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: SeekAndFind

The economy is dead and the big lie is alive.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 7:59:30 AM PDT by red-dawg (If muslims are exempt from Obamacare, then my name is Mohammed Suks.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And every American child enters the world with $330,000 of national debt to pay. (Somebody should verify that, though, because I heard it on the radio the other day and did not note the source.)


9 posted on 09/05/2012 7:59:42 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

GM isn’t alive, it’s heart was transplanted into the UAW. Bin Laden is dead, true but the weakness of this Kenyan s inspiring a whole host of new bin ladens


10 posted on 09/05/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Shadow44

Funny, isn’t it, that the party of euthanasia would laud the effort to prolong GM’s existence through artificial life support.


11 posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d say Obama had little to do with either. The hunt for Bin Laden was initiated under GWB; Obama’s credit is that he didn’t say no and chose to continue the Bush policy. With respect to GM, Ford Motor Company was a very interesting control variable. Obama did nothing for Ford yet Ford is doing as well as GM. Therefore, how can we conclude that the billions Obama spent helped GM?


12 posted on 09/05/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: SeekAndFind
GM is Zombie Motors.

It has bled so much red ink there isn't anything left.

A lib said on Facebook that GM and Chrysler were alive and well.

I commented/asked how many shares of stock she owned or was contemplating buying.

IOW - put your money where your mouth is Sweetheart.

13 posted on 09/05/2012 8:03:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Psst..guess what ?

Zawahiri is still alive.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: NonValueAdded

Psst..guess what ?

Zawahiri is still alive.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 8:04:00 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: SeekAndFind
"GM is alive"

Yes, while it's clear that Obama's policies have failed, they have not, as yet, completely shut down any major US industry leaders.

So yes, we concede that "GM is alive" and "It could have been worse", both of which are suitable campaign slogans for the Obama administration.
16 posted on 09/05/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: SeekAndFind

And GM is about to be dead again.


17 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: SeekAndFind
What about that debt rating thingy Mr President? Is the US rated higher than it was 4 years ago?
18 posted on 09/05/2012 8:05:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The SEAL team missed several opportunities on OBL because BHO wouldn’t give the OK to do what GWB spent 7+ years preparing the team to. Saying “yes” to killing America’s #1 enemy is not hard, and he tried not to.

GM stock is half of what it was just two years ago. Taking over a company, pumping billions into it, and forcing it to build a flagship product nobody wants isn’t a winning strategy.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 8:06:13 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: zencycler

Ariel Sharon is still “alive” too.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 8:06:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

For Obama to take credit for “OBL is dead” is akin to saying that Truman won WWII.


21 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:00 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SeekAndFind

“Thanks to American Soldiers and American taxpayers”


22 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ctdonath2

RE: The SEAL team missed several opportunities on OBL because BHO wouldn’t give the OK to do what GWB spent 7+ years preparing the team to. Saying “yes” to killing America’s #1 enemy is not hard, and he tried not to.

_____________________________________

So, what finally pushed Obama to say “Yes”?


23 posted on 09/05/2012 8:07:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: dfwgator

This adulation of Obama, er, Osama bin Ladin goes on too long, there is a risk that he may well be turned into a martyr as he always wanted to be.

As far as GM goes, well, the bankruptcy was only postponed for a while. It is still coming, because the business plan was never intended to be viable.

The Janesville plant is still closed, but maybe, Tata Motors of India may decide to take over the plant and reopen it.

If the Tata design is the only one that the current regime is willing to allow to be manufactured. Small, light, and extremely economical, but probably would not get past current NHTSA standards. The Tata is about like the original Fiat 500.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 8:08:47 AM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: Shadow44
I’d say GM is more undead than it is alive.

...been mostly dead all day....

25 posted on 09/05/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Alas undermining US stealing GM assets from bond holders and giving them to unions is not an achievement in any way shape or form.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT by JLS
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To: married21

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

“Debt per citizen” depends on how you squint at the issue. Federal debt only? state debt? unfunded liabilities? Answer seems to run from $50,000 to $1,125,000 per person, subject to what the actual question is.


27 posted on 09/05/2012 8:15:12 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: blueunicorn6

“No thanks to Obama. That guy is dumber than donuts.”


28 posted on 09/05/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: zencycler

GM is alive only because BHO wrote a very large check which taxpayers’ kids will have to make good.

Handing someone else the bill is not leadership.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 8:19:52 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
What do you say to: "Bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive"

Bin Laden is Dead = Thank you, Navy Seals

GM is Alive = RIP Chevy Volt

30 posted on 09/05/2012 8:20:45 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: SeekAndFind

“If Obama didn’t have US taxpayer money to give away, he couldn’t draw a big enough crowd to play tennis.”


31 posted on 09/05/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind; mickie
"Bin Laden's a ghost and GM is toast".

Leni

32 posted on 09/05/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: SeekAndFind
AFAIK, it's not so much that BHO said "yes", it's that his cabinet did when he didn't say anything and somebody had to say something authoritative & decisive.

Could be a real zinger for Hillary! to go off-script and admit that she gave the go-ahead.

33 posted on 09/05/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

GM was decidedly NOT an achievement. Handled entirely the wrong way.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 8:28:51 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do I say to “Osama is dead and GM is alive?”

The SEALs killed Osama.
The unions killed GM.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind
So, what finally pushed Obama to say “Yes”?

Somebody advised him that, campaign season was just a few months away?
36 posted on 09/05/2012 8:38:59 AM PDT by adorno
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean the GM that bragged yesterday about investing $4.1 billion in Mexico over the last 4 years?


37 posted on 09/05/2012 8:39:26 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama had little to do with Bid Laden, but takes so much credit for it he upset the Seals.

GM lost 400 million last quarter, is headed to bankruptcy, and Obama just gave a significant portion of the company to his political supporters (unions).

38 posted on 09/05/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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Bin Laden is dead. This is a good thing. I would even say it qualifies as an administration accomplishment. It is mostly a Navy SEAL accomplishment, and the Administration’s involvment is likely WAY overstated ... but, Obama did give the go-ahead. Good for him.

I’m not sure that’s much of a reason to vote for him, though. Bush would’ve given the go-ahead. Hillary would’ve given the go-ahead. Biden would’ve given the go-ahead. Romney would’ve given the go-ahead. Ryan would’ve given the go-ahead. McCain would’ve given the go-ahead. Palin would’ve given the go-ahead. I would’ve given the go-ahead. My mother would’ve given the go-ahead.

Anybody to the right of Noam Chomsky would’ve given the go-ahead. And, most of them would’ve likely spent less time than Obama handwringing about it.

GM is hardly thriving. If they want to highlight the economy ... give ‘em all the rope they want.

SnakeDoc


39 posted on 09/05/2012 8:44:21 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yup, GM stock is at an all time high - NOT.


40 posted on 09/05/2012 8:51:29 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Bin Laden is dead. This is a good thing. I would even say it qualifies as an administration accomplishment. It is mostly a Navy SEAL accomplishment, and the Administration’s involvment is likely WAY overstated ... but, Obama did give the go-ahead. Good for him.

I say, he was stuck with giving the go-ahead.

The policy to go after bin-Laden was set in motion years before by Bush. To reverse that policy would have been suicidal to Obama's chances for re-election. So, when the time came, and the Seals had bin-Laden in their sights, the decision to go after him was a no-brainer and already predetermined. Obama could not risk being called another Clinton, who, when our troops had bin-Laden in their sights, Clinton decided to, basically, let him go.

The reality is that, Obama would have preferred to be playing golf than watching a Seal operation to kill bin-Laden, but Obama had no other option. When the only option left to him was to give the go-ahead, then, it wasn't really a major decision, and it was one that, anybody in office would have made.
41 posted on 09/05/2012 8:52:33 AM PDT by adorno
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To: SeekAndFind

“Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.”

Teddy Roosevelt via US Secty of State John Hay


42 posted on 09/05/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Shadow44

GM is not alive, it is on life support.

Unplug our money and it will die.


43 posted on 09/05/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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44 posted on 09/05/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d say “Why am I being taxed so that UAW members can continue to retire in their 50’s with a surreal pension and
benefits, the likes of which I will never, ever see?”

We have met the 1%, Unions, and They is YOU!


45 posted on 09/05/2012 9:01:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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46 posted on 09/05/2012 9:02:02 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: adorno

You might be right.

I’d still give him the limited credit he deserves for green-lighting the mission ... if for no other reason than he ignored his very strong instinct to screw-it-up. God knows he’s blown easier calls than that.

SnakeDoc


47 posted on 09/05/2012 9:08:57 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SeekAndFind

If GM is alive, why is the Boxwood (DE) still shut down, rusting away and providing little tax revenue? Why are we borrowing money from Red China to pay someone to manufacture green cars - in Finland?

While we’re at it, why is the Chrysler plant now a part of University of Delaware research facilities? Again, little tax revenue and we ALL supprt that through higher tuition rates and through our taxes.

And how will all those unemployed autoworkers vote in November?


48 posted on 09/05/2012 9:10:20 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bin Laden is Dead and so is the economy GM is Alive and builds a plant in China.


49 posted on 09/05/2012 9:13:41 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind

FORD IS ALIVE!!!!!!L!L

And they didn’t take the money.
That’s what you should say.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 9:19:51 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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