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McCain: Obama "politicizing" death of bin Laden
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Posted on 04/27/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by Perdogg

Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, released a statement Friday attacking President Obama for what was described in a press release as the president's "decision to play politics with the one year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death."

"Shame on Barack Obama for diminishing the memory of September 11th and the killing of Osama bin Laden by turning it into a cheap political attack ad," McCain said. "This is the same President who once criticized Hillary Clinton for invoking bin Laden 'to score political points.'"

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0bama
Per Weekly Standard

UPDATE: Mitt Romney's campaign responds with this statement from press secretary Andrea Saul: “The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Governor Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the President. It's now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters' attention from the failures of his administration. With 23 million Americans struggling for work, our national debt soaring, and household budgets being squeezed like never before, Mitt Romney is focused on strengthening America at home and abroad.”


1 posted on 04/27/2012 3:06:01 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of “Skillets candy” when Obama shot him.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 3:08:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Perdogg

So Romney is saying, in effect, that since Obama did it, I’m going to take this chance to do the same thing.


3 posted on 04/27/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Perdogg

McCain: underminer of the Tea Party, who among other things compared them to Hobbits as he consistently reaches across the aisle and trashes conservatives along the way.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Perdogg

I always find it funny when politicians admit it’s a bad thing to “politicize.” It’s like if bankers were to accuse eachother of “banking” an issue.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 3:09:50 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Perdogg

That McCain sure is on top of it. Isn’t he?


6 posted on 04/27/2012 3:11:51 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LMAO....


7 posted on 04/27/2012 3:12:05 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of “Skillets candy” when Obama shot him.

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I'm stealing that.

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8 posted on 04/27/2012 3:12:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I heard Osama was unarmed and carrying a bag of “Skillets candy” when Obama shot him.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Moreover, he was wearing a hoodie!


9 posted on 04/27/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Perdogg
the memory of September 11th

I recall how the Republicans feared even mentioning 9/11 in election 2004 -- if anyone dared to mention 9/11 the MSM, Democratic Party-controlled survivors of 9/11, the DNC and all sorts went ballistic screaming that it is not right for the Republicans to mention anything about 9/11.

10 posted on 04/27/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Perdogg

I was wondering why Time had a story about Bin Laden on the cover for no honest reason.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Perdogg

THE US NAVY KILLED BIN LADEN WHILE OBAMA PLAYED GOLF!


12 posted on 04/27/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL! Post of the day!


13 posted on 04/27/2012 3:24:03 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Obamalamadingdong claiming credit for taking out OBL is like a rooster taking credit for the sun coming up in the morning.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Perdogg
Wow, McCain's a lot quicker than I thought. </s>

That man is about as sharp as a bowling ball.

15 posted on 04/27/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: unixfox

I don’t know about “on top of it”, but he sure is “full of it”. (I do know how you meant it, u. I’m just trying to be polite here, so I don’t get into trouble for saying the words I’m really thinking.)


16 posted on 04/27/2012 3:26:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Right, and NASA put men on the moon and NOT whomever was President at the time (Nixon) nor the President whose goal it was (Kennedy).


17 posted on 04/27/2012 3:28:25 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Nope! Official White House pics have been re-released...

A reminder ...


18 posted on 04/27/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG

Both of those are excellent. I’m stealing ‘em. LOL!


19 posted on 04/27/2012 3:31:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Past Your Eyes

No Romney is rightly laughing at Obama’s transparent attempt to deflect from his many economic failures.

Obama is desperate to tout his one singular success, a success more of the CIA and Seals and very little to do with Obama’s own decision-making skills.

“It’s now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration. With 23 million Americans struggling for work, our national debt soaring, and household budgets being squeezed like never before, Mitt Romney is focused on strengthening America at home and abroad.” - Romney campaign


20 posted on 04/27/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: WOSG

Those are GREAT!!!


21 posted on 04/27/2012 3:58:13 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Perdogg

Who expected anything different. The Generals made the decision. Obama took credit. Anybody who thinks different is living like a third grader. Did you not think he would run on this with nothing else to run on?


22 posted on 04/27/2012 4:10:02 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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