Skip to comments.Obama caves to Romney, embraces free speech for critics of Islam
Posted on 09/13/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy
President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday, asserting in a CBS interview that he supports Americans right to criticize Islam, following almost 18 hours of determined condemnation from Team Romney and damaging news from Egypt and Libya.
We believe in the First Amendment, Obama told CBSs Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier.
It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that Im sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind, he said, according to a transcript narrated by White House spokesman Jay Carney
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“...strong-armed the pastor.”
Who had absolutely nothing to do with any of this. Dempsey is a walking freakshow. That he would command troops is a frightening proposition.
“President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday....”
On his way to Vegas, baby. Viva, Las Vegas! An ambassador and others assassinated in the Middle East? It’s Vegas, baby! I wonder if any of the Choom Gang or friends from Man’s Country were there, too.
Well...that's nice......next up Obama agrees with Eastwood that a "Stellar Businessman" would be better in the White House.
somehow it doesn't sound like he really believes it, just that it's in that pesky Constitution.
DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 8:35:53 PM by Nachum
President Barack Obamas top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the Houses constitution subcommittee.
Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Departments civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks.
Will you tell us that this administrations Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion? Frank asked four times.
Perez refused to answer, saying it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats against someone. Perez then suggested he would respond to draft legislation from the committee, but again refused to answer Franks question about free speech rights.
Franks questions were prompted by an October 2011 Daily Caller report, which described a D.C. meeting between Perez and hardcore Islamists, including Mohamed Magid, the Sudan-born, Saudi-trained head of the Islamic Society of North America. At the end of the public meeting, Perez called more meetings with the Islamists, even though he had watched while Magid called for legal punishment of people who criticize Islamic texts that call for violence against non-Muslims and for the subordination of women to men. (Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
he's just speaking his true belief that once the Constitution is at last completely ignored, THEN, we won't always have to uphold those 1st amendment rights anymore.
The house has a “constitution subcommittee”? Judging by the sort of laws Congress passes: look for ways around it.
Imagine that! In 2012 the President of The United States Of America supports Free Speech! Thanks Mr. President
It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that Im sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind
somehow it doesn’t sound like he really believes it, just that it’s in that pesky Constitution.
Yeah, my daughter keeps complaining to me to buy better quality toilet paper, too.
He has become 0bama’s military rent boy..
This is where we have reached: the President has to reiterate that he believes in the First Amendment. This entire clown administration needs to go as soon as possible.
That is true. He could not care less about this country or its values and laws.
Yet another 0bama lie contradicted by his actions.
He condemns free speech in the rose garden at a press conference and 18 hours later sends a memo saying he defends it. What was it he said about Romney, something like he shoots first and aims later. He said Romney did not have his facts right. In the rose garden Obama stated “ This film is not representative of who we are and our values.” Did he see the film, what part was offensive. Maybe he should have some facts before he shoots off his mouth.
This must be the first time ever that Baraq Sheik Ohaha has mentioned upholding the Constitution.
mr. president, did you get enough blood money from las vegas to pay for the ambassador’s death...
Surely Mr. President, you jest. You have failed to uphold the U.S. Constitution on numerous occasions, why all of a sudden, do you decide to uphold this particular amendment? You dumb ass.
Anybody out there ACTUALLY BELIEVE this Soterio “free speech” bullsh#t??
I’d follow Colonel West in to battle
Not with his rules of engagement, he’ll get ya killed and spit on your grave
I embrace my freedom to declare my community Moslem free and any attempt on my part to keep it Moslem free my choice.
No law or person can force me to accept a Moslem as a neighbor, a co-worker or as an elected official.
My freedom of choice allows me the discretion to just say NO.
The left is in a rage that Romney has forced obama into this statement.
Later, Obama is claiming he supports freedom of speech.
Romney is right. Obama is sending mixed messages.
I noticed yesterday that when quoting Obama, the MSM included the line “shoots first and asks questions later”. However, this morning on the way into work, those words were omitted from the MSM story where the reporter only paraphrased that Obama said Romney speaks before he knows all of the facts.
Maybe not a big deal, but my immediate reaction was that they were whitewashing the statement for some reason.
Looks like BaraQa will need to visit the Presidential dentist after making that statement. Just reading it I can hear the 1/4 inch of tooth grit he lost to grinding during that proclamation.
Barry will always uphold the Constitution as long as somebody is dogging him about it.