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Carney: Attacks on Obama’s “bumps” comments are “desperate and offensive”
Hot Air ^ | 9/24/12 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 09/24/2012 3:08:38 PM PDT by Lakeshark

As Ed already recounted, President Obama’s 60 Minutes interview that aired last night is causing a wee bit of headache for the White House — his comments about four American deaths in Libya being a “bump in the road” and about Israel’s concerns over Iran being just “noise,” as you might imagine, haven’t been playing over too well. The Romney campaign quickly seized on the remarks as insensitive and inappropriate, via WaPo:

“His indication that developments in the Middle East represent bumps in the road is a very different view than I have,” the Republican candidate told ABC News. “I can’t imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road.”
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Of course people are going to grasp at phrases to find a political advantage — we’re in the middle of a neck-and-neck presidential election cycle, and besides, I’m sure Team Obama wouldn’t know anything about grasping at their opponents’ words to try and garner political advantage, would they? But words are also powerful things, and if I were on the president’s PR team, I would really recommend that he look for a different description for violence in the Middle East; not only does it make these things sound more trivial, but I can’t help thinking that what he really means is that these “bumps” are roughening the road toward his reelection more than any other ostensible goal.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bumps; lies
Offensive? This whole administration is offensive......
1 posted on 09/24/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

Meanwhile, if Romney had said the same thing the media would be talking non stop about it and the election would be over. What Obama did on 60 Minutes was commit political suicide but since it’s Obama he will get away with it, just like everything else he does


2 posted on 09/24/2012 3:10:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark

3 posted on 09/24/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Lakeshark

I thought the same thing. Desperate and offensive pretty much describes their whole campaign.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Lakeshark

How many of our ambassadors have to die before a “speed bump” becomes “a matter requiring attention”?


5 posted on 09/24/2012 3:13:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama and his minions are desparate and offensive — and very, very dangerous!


6 posted on 09/24/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: Lakeshark

7 posted on 09/24/2012 3:14:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Lakeshark
So the Spokeskid is offended?

I find Carney offensive.

8 posted on 09/24/2012 3:14:39 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Lakeshark

One of the greatest fringe benefits to getting rid of Obama will be Carney and his asinine statements appearing in the media much less frequently.


9 posted on 09/24/2012 3:14:53 PM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: Lakeshark
One of the conservatiev cartoonnist needs Obama driving his bus over the 4 dead American's caskets!

Just add four coffins. ...just a bump in the road.

10 posted on 09/24/2012 3:16:28 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Lakeshark

Between now and Nov 6, all facts and anything Romney says will be deemed desperate and offensive. Got it?


11 posted on 09/24/2012 3:16:48 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Lakeshark

Your boss is desperate and offensive, you festering little piece of crap.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Lakeshark
http://youtu.be/sZZ7ppxzH-k

RNC ad : Bumps in the Road

13 posted on 09/24/2012 3:18:04 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Lakeshark

Take your little red wagon and go home little boy.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 3:18:33 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Lakeshark
pResident 0bama said "these dead Americans and embassies under siege around the world are bumps in the road to my re-election."
15 posted on 09/24/2012 3:21:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Lakeshark

No Carney-val, Obama’s comments are offensive, and your attempt at trying to make excuses for them are desperate.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 3:21:51 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The media is already talking like its over for Romney.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 3:23:20 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Lakeshark
Attacks on Obama’s “bumps” comments are “desperate and offensive”

He left out, "and racist."

18 posted on 09/24/2012 3:23:20 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Lakeshark

Hmmmm....Romney struck a nerve : )


19 posted on 09/24/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Leep

That is because the media wants to suppress the Republican vote. Just go out and vote, this is what the lib media wants..the less Republicans who go to the polls the better it is for Obama. I want to see the look on those schmucks faces on Election Day when Romney wins, they will cry voter fraud and racism and all the other BS


20 posted on 09/24/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark

These bastards are shameless and EVIL...let’s flush this black turd and his diarrhea team down the toilet come Nov. 6!


21 posted on 09/24/2012 3:30:31 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Lakeshark

The only place I’d like to see Carney’s face is plastered on the side of a urinal cake or decorating a urinal splash guard!


22 posted on 09/24/2012 3:32:39 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Lakeshark

Disgusting worms!


23 posted on 09/24/2012 3:34:16 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Lakeshark

“offensive” is the new code word for “racist”. LOL, and the Dems accuse Repubs of using code words.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 3:34:44 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: TornadoAlley3
BUMP to your post. Great ad, "Bump in the road".

I HOPE HE HAMMERS THIS THEME MORE!

This administration and their minions are despicable......

25 posted on 09/24/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

Oh **** you carney... and that whore that hatched you too!

LLS


26 posted on 09/24/2012 3:36:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Uncle Miltie
OH YEAH, let's not forget ObozO hit those "BUMPS" on his way to Las Vagas for a multi-million dollar fundraiser the day after.
27 posted on 09/24/2012 3:37:07 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Lakeshark

If they aired those damaging words, imagine what else O said in the interview that they swept under the rug. Or maybe it’s a poke in the eye-U Can’t Touch This-that Barry can make outrageous statements and get away with it.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 3:38:21 PM PDT by informavoracious (Abortions are unproductive wrongs, not reproductive rights.)
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To: Lakeshark

Obama GO AWAY.. 4 American lives are worth more then your campaign will ever be...


29 posted on 09/24/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by just me (NObama)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Tanks.
The media hacks piss me off but they will never discourage me from voting.
That includes the other offices as well.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 3:41:21 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: Lakeshark

Those four caskets don’t look like bumps to me.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 3:45:26 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Lakeshark

What Obama said and how he said it was very offensive


32 posted on 09/24/2012 3:58:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jane Long

Yep.

Deflection, Distraction, Demagogue

Any Obama misstep or gaffe will be totally ignored, to deflect attention they will accuse the GOP/Romney of saying something offensive or controversial. They will say the GOP/Romney is taking the focus off the real issues. They will say that only Obama can handle these things and the GOP/Romney should stop stopping him from getting things done.

This ginned up scheme is what I call a CONTRA-VERSY


33 posted on 09/24/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lakeshark

I have not seen anyone add the obligatory, “That’s Racist!” flag or “You’re just saying that because he is black.”

I guess it would still be a speed bump if someone came into the white hut and did the same as was done to the United States Embassy and Ambassador of the United States? The Embassy carries the same connotations as any other United States Sovereign Soil of course.

He has done nothing but piss on the graves of the victims of Benghazi since they were killed. He has no more respect or care for members of his staff than he would for a bug. Oh wait, a bug is part of nature and must be protected by obastard. I am corrected, he has less respect for the victims of Benghazi than he would for a bug.

Nothing but a jackass.


34 posted on 09/24/2012 4:14:04 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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To: Lakeshark

you’all need to give carney a break. how can you defend the undefensible without looking like and idiot?

of course, only an idiot would defend the undefensible.

Nevermind.

blessings, bobo


35 posted on 09/24/2012 4:14:37 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Lakeshark
Desperate times call for desperate attacks. We are all the dog that Obama ate now.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 4:26:50 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Lakeshark

He forgot “extremist”.


37 posted on 09/24/2012 4:57:49 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Lakeshark

Obama’s remarks about bumps were offensive and reflected a lack of care for the loss of American lives.


38 posted on 09/24/2012 6:04:21 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Lakeshark

How many bumps can the bus take before the wheels come off?


39 posted on 09/24/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Lakeshark; Revolting cat!

President Empty Chair throws the US Embassy under the bus and considers the staff merely a speed bump.


40 posted on 09/25/2012 2:49:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Lakeshark; a fool in paradise

The opposition to the Bolsheviks under their various names has always been a “bump in the road”, just ask Obama’s ideological patron, the guy in the neighbourhood Bill Ayers, who wishes to send 30 million of you bumps in the road to the gulag.


41 posted on 09/25/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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