Skip to comments.Critics of Obama way off base on this one
Posted on 01/07/2010 11:41:24 AM PST by presidio9
Yes the not-so-bright, would-be terrorist from Nigeria got though international and domestic security mechanisms supposed to have stopped him long before the jerk lit his underwear afire before landing in Detroit. And yes the incident happened during the administration of President Barack Obama. But the sniping at the president by Republicans, including former Vice President Cheney, and by conservative radio and TV commentators, borders on if not passing into asinine.
The criticism has included such childishness as blasting Obama for waiting a few days before making a national speech on the incident. For heavens sake, the president was briefed on the incident from the moment it occured; he made statements almost immediately indicating his concern and that he was being regularly briefed; he took time to gather the facts and meet with his national security team; and then he appeared publicly to give a rational, measured, but hard-hitting response. And for this, a former vice president criticizes him.
Partisanship truly has pervasively infected our political system when a reasonable, measured, factual, timely and substantive response by a president to a single security incident the roots of which clearly indicate long-simmering problems that predated his tenure in office is publicly blasted as irresponsible. In point of fact, those levelling such counterproductive attacks are the ones engaging in irresponsible behavior.
It is politics.
Quit yer whining, Mr. Barr.
Can’t take what you dished out to Pres. Bush, can you you wimp?
AJC can be counted on through thick and thin to defend this WH moron.
Oh, it’s only bob barr and the AJC...I thought maybe it was someone important...or at least, significant.
Bob Barr is a dipsh-t of the lowest order.
Another F’in suicidal republican going out of his way to defend Obama. First Tom Ridge, now Barr. Even if it’s true, just STFU. How many RATS come to Repub President’s defense in the face of OUTRAGEOUS lies from the left? ZERO. Thanks A-holes, no wonder the Repubs are a powerless bunch of eunichs.
Actually I read it was 90 minutes, and Bush was targeted for impeachment for waiting 6-minutes.
Go suck another liberal, you idiot Barr. You did not even comprehend what Cheney was saying. Or maybe you ignored it because you too, you stinking lunatic, want to give enemies of this nation constitutional rights
This the Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party, and this from his blog on the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation news(sic)paper web site.
After their disgusting treatment of W, the dems deserve every bit of partisan criticism the Republicans can possibly dish out, and then some.
For heavens sake, the president was briefed on the incident from the moment it occured....
...before I stuffed the article into my BS pocket. They didn't get him out of bed for three hours.
Barr was probably right up front with “where was Pres. Bush on 9/11?” Hypocrite
My thought exactly: where were the people on the left defending Bush EVERY DAY as there was attack after attack after attack for the pettiest of things?
I was surprised and dismayed to find out that Bob Barr wrote this piece, myself.
His first mistake was in mentioning Obama’s delay in responding to the Christmas bomber. That argument holds no water and ruined his credibility.
Whatever he wrote afterwards was inconsequential, as far as I’m concerned.
I'm really interested in what Barr, who is just another butt grabbing lobbyist has to say? Naw, I'm really not.
Wonder who’s paying for Bob Barr’s dinners these days.
I quit reading after he called the guy “not-so-bright”. By all accounts this guy is very bright and the ideal recruit for terrorists. Just because his crotch didn’t explode doesn’t mean he’s stupid - the last thing we need to do is underestimate these people.