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His 'darkest day': Obama faces biggest challenges of presidency as nation mourns ...
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Posted on 08/07/2011 6:05:05 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Hardly two days had passed after U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated his 50th birthday with a fundraising party for his second-term campaign that his presidency endured one of its darkest days.

Faced with a backlash over the acrimonious debt deal and America's downgraded AAA credit rating, he was briefed with the shock news America had endured its largest casualty yet in the decade-long War in Afghanistan on Saturday morning.

While the nation mourns the loss of 30 American Special Forces troops killed in action, the president has yet to speak on the downgraded Standard and Poor (S&P) rating.

And as the race heats up for the 2013 election, he is faced with sharp criticism from presidential hopefuls - after a potentially serious blow to the nation's struggling recovery.

Tragic development: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a conference call from Camp David, Maryland today after a NATO helicopter crashed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan The terrible development twenty two Navy Seals from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan came on Friday night.

They were among 31 American Special Forces troops and seven Afghan soldiers who were killed when a rocket-propelled grenade destroyed their Chinook helicopter.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 08/07/2011 6:05:11 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

2013 elections?


2 posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:32 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Apparently 25% of the self indentified “conservatives” are very confused individuals.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 6:07:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: catfish1957

“2013 elections?”

Did we miss an announcement from the dictator?


4 posted on 08/07/2011 6:09:00 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: InvisibleChurch

0bama is AWOL as rome burns .


5 posted on 08/07/2011 6:09:16 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 ( -:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: catfish1957
2013 elections?

Oops.

Sorry, slip of the tongue.

That announcement wasn't supposed to come until after the Jun 2012 presidential decree of marshal law.

6 posted on 08/07/2011 6:10:29 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
25% of Conservatives and 26% of republicans approve of Obama's performance?

I'm calling BS on these numbers.

7 posted on 08/07/2011 6:10:55 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: InvisibleChurch
Surely no one expects Barky to interrupt his weekend with a reassuring message to the nation

On the other hand, he has way over exposed himself on the “message to the nation” schtick

Most people prefer to watch Pawn Stars

BTW, who are these 25% of “conservatives” that give obama a high approval rating??? Would that be the John McCain branch of conservative thinking?

8 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:26 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: InvisibleChurch

25% of the conservatives approve?

The poll makes no sense.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 6:11:43 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Save the heartache. He doesn’t care...not about the American people, not about our magnificent Troops, not about crushing the economy and our future, not about any of it. Barry is just not that into us.


10 posted on 08/07/2011 6:14:46 AM PDT by Pat4ever (NO MORE!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

26% of Republicans agree with this idiot....that’s really bothersome....that’s a hint at what passes as Republican!!!!


11 posted on 08/07/2011 6:15:19 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

These are the same people who identify themselves as conservative in those polls that show there are more conservatives than liberals in U.S. If there were more conservatives we would not be in such a mes.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 6:16:00 AM PDT by all the best
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To: InvisibleChurch
the president has yet to speak on the downgraded Standard and Poor (S&P) rating.

I'll sum it up for you.

Bush's fault, S&P's fault, Republican's fault, Tea Party's fault.

13 posted on 08/07/2011 6:17:57 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: Quiller

Martial.


14 posted on 08/07/2011 6:18:44 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: silverleaf
a reassuring message to the nation

There's absolutely nothing that PØS could read off the teleprompter that would be worth .1% of a tinker's damn.

hØssein is traitorous filth, and opening his yap at all is hypocrisy/deceit/concealed glee of the highest imaginable order.

15 posted on 08/07/2011 6:25:30 AM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: ontap

Maybe they are the Christian equivalents of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “Twelfth Imam Corps” who want the end to come quickly.


16 posted on 08/07/2011 6:26:00 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Freeper football "Free Men or Lickspittle". Ask me how and why!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
While the nation mourns the loss....

I guess I missed the part where O ordered the flags to be at half mast. /sarc
17 posted on 08/07/2011 6:27:14 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: InvisibleChurch

FU Obama.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 6:28:27 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: InvisibleChurch

All this minor stuff must wait for King Barry’s latest round of golf.


19 posted on 08/07/2011 6:29:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Obama largest character flaw is starting to really show

Too bad his character flaw isn't he's a sex fiend like Al Gore or a intern chaser like Bill Clinton, or pervert like Antonio Wiener.

At least with these character flaws they simply are a reflection on their own personal lives

Obama character flaw is he has no LEADERSHIP and it's dragging the whole country down

20 posted on 08/07/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: zwerni

The announcement is forthcoming. Silly you[and me], you [we] thought the election would be held in 2012.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 6:44:45 AM PDT by sport
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To: InvisibleChurch

His darkest day? What , no golf?


22 posted on 08/07/2011 6:57:39 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: ontap

“26% of Republicans agree with this idiot....that’s really bothersome....that’s a hint at what passes as Republican!!!!”

They must have polled the extended Juan McCain Family.


23 posted on 08/07/2011 6:58:42 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Prolly a lib push poll.

They know they can not publically pretend the WON is not a flub, so they show “some are a little dissappointed, but really understand he inherited it all from W, so he’ll be again be the most popular in a week or two”.


24 posted on 08/07/2011 7:01:36 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: InvisibleChurch

His darkest day? Let’s hope not. His darkest day should be when he’s lead out of OUR House in handcuffs.


25 posted on 08/07/2011 7:26:04 AM PDT by bgill
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To: lionheart 247365

Hell... Obama set the fire and is pouring gas on the flames.


26 posted on 08/07/2011 7:34:28 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: InvisibleChurch

The original story indicated NATO troops had died - FR was the first place I saw them identified as American and FOX News was the second place - damn these news sources that will let the truth slip out...


27 posted on 08/07/2011 7:37:44 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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Thank, thank, thank, the dear lord we did not have to suffer through another “speech to the nation” this weekend.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 7:40:54 AM PDT by worriedinoregon
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To: baddog 219

i think O knows he is not going to win, so he is doing what he wants to do regardless of polls, etc.

he wants the money he is collecting for his campaign: it is power; and he knows he can write the history books re: his legacy if he has the power


29 posted on 08/07/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Tax-chick
You're right.

That's what I get for posting on the fly and not re-reading.

Also -- I guess 0 would declare martial law, not issue a decree.

But I think the idea still came across . . . ;-)

30 posted on 08/07/2011 9:02:32 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: ncpatriot
he wants the money he is collecting for his campaign

Interesting idea . . . what happens to the 'contributions' if 0 decides not to run?

31 posted on 08/07/2011 9:05:14 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

26% of the republicans are confused, too.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Quiller

he’ll buy politicians off - those running for office ??

he’ll sit on the money for future use ??

he’s NOT going to win. So why campaign so hard?


33 posted on 08/07/2011 9:43:46 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: InvisibleChurch

Do we have any proof that this SOB didn’t provide the flight plan of the helicopter to the Tollibon?


34 posted on 08/07/2011 10:04:38 AM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Thirty-eight America troops killed in action and this m’fer goes and plays golf. I hate Obama, God forgive how I hate him.


35 posted on 08/07/2011 10:05:04 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

And how many times have these Christians flown planes into buildings?


36 posted on 08/07/2011 10:07:05 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
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Gentlemen ....here are some thoughts that I've had over the past 24 hours ...



For starters, I've been at Free Republic since 1996 ... so I'm NOT a Troll ...

As Jackie Gleason used to say "And Away We Go ..."





1) Osama Bin Laden was (carefully stated) the most "publicly visible" War Criminal since Hitler ...


2) Osama Bin Laden and Al Quada (sp) have certainly infiltrated the continental United States ... possibly a couple of years before 9/11 ... they CERTAINLY have Assasins and Sleeper Agents here ...


3) Osama Bin Laden might have actually been "hiding" in Pakistan and then Executed-Captured by the United States military a few months back ... but who REALLY knows ?


4) "SEAL Team Six" may not even ACTUALLY exist ... except on a Pentagon Public Relations / Counterintelligence chart ...


5) If I were the POTUS I actually would have assisted the Pentagon into "fabricating" the story of SEAL Team Six ... CERTAINLY THE UNIT'S names ... and possibly even Osama Bin Laden's capture-killing ...


6) Why fabricate a ficticious military unit SEAL Team Six ?


7) To protect the ACTUAL combat fighters and their families, relatives and GRANDCHILDREN for the next fifty (50) years ... against Al Quada retaliation ...


8) And what is the BEST way to handle this entire scenario ?


9) Allegedly kill Osama Bin Laden ... BURY HIM AT SEA (?????)


10) THEN ... MURDER or pretend to murder (by tragic accident, of course) ... the ENTIRE military unit SEAL Team Six ...


11) Dead Men tell no tales ... and this is "made for Hollywood" movie special ... ala "Wag the Dog" ...


12) At a minimum, IF there was a SEAL Team Six who really did kill Osama Bin Laden ... ALL OF THEIR SECRETS are now buried with them ...


13) Moreover, their Commanding Officers, CIA-NSA contacts, Support personnel will also be DEAD soon ... and all records mysteriously disappear ...


14) Could either President Bush or Bill Clinton EVER approved such a devious and EVIL plan ?


15) No ... not even Bill Clinton ...


16) Can you say the say about U.S. President Barry Sorreto ?


17) No. He is EVIL. He is NERO in Rome. He is a traitor.


18) He is "Obama Bin Laden" (no mispelling) ... the FIRST moslem POTUS ...


19) And as Barry will whisper into Mooschelle's ears tonight in their Whitehouse Bedroom ... "May Allah be Praised" ...




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37 posted on 08/07/2011 12:34:55 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: cricket

Was his fundraiser a success?


38 posted on 08/08/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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The terrible development twenty two Navy Seals from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Say what?

39 posted on 08/08/2011 8:15:35 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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