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Dan Rather: Americans 'too tough' on Obama (for criticizing his junket to Afghanistan)
Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 05/02/2012 11:04:48 AM PDT by Zakeet

Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, argued that the reaction to President Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday shows that Americans are "too tough" on him and presidents in general.

"I think we are [too tough]," Rather said on Morning Joe when asked. "And we can see it and hear it today in the reaction to President Obama's appearance last night in Kabul . . . I think we are too tough on our presidents." He added that sometimes Americans "aren't tough enough on our presidents," who can receive "too much leeway."

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; obama; rather

You evil right wing nuts were also too tough on me!

1 posted on 05/02/2012 11:04:55 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Who or what is a Dan Rather, and why should I care???


2 posted on 05/02/2012 11:07:33 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

It’s Rather’s book promo tour.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Zakeet

Kenneth, what’s the frequency?


4 posted on 05/02/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Zakeet

But it’s not too tough to lie about GWB like you did, Dan?


5 posted on 05/02/2012 11:10:18 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Zakeet

I think we are too tough on our presidents.” He added that sometimes Americans “aren’t tough enough on our presidents,” who can receive “too much leeway.”


Let me guess. We’re too tough on liberal democrats and just not tough enough on republicans.

Go back to irrelevance, Dan


6 posted on 05/02/2012 11:10:18 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Zakeet

Dan, can you say, “Fake but accurate”, “Rathergate” or “Memogate”?

Some people are just too stupid to understand how stupid they are.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: Zakeet

Dan Who?


8 posted on 05/02/2012 11:11:57 AM PDT by BoneHead
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To: Zakeet
I remember GWB flying in to Iraq or Afghanistan on Thanksgiving. No speech, nothing. Just serving our troops Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm sure that was political and we weren't critical enough then.

Now, Obama talks about getting Osama and flys to Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osamas date with destiny, and then sends a shout out TO HIMSELF.

That OBVIOUSLY wasn't political and we're being too tough on him.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 11:14:45 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Zakeet

We the People elected him (supposedly, I didn’t vote for him) so he is OUR employee. As his boss, We the People deserve to know about him.

Note that Obama could not get hired where I work, he could not pass the NSA security background investigation for even a Confidential clearance.


10 posted on 05/02/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT by fredhead (It's my Herbie year...check out the number on the side of the famous VW.)
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To: Zakeet

It isn’t even worth going over this demented liberal’s failings anymore....why would anyone with any sense listen to him anymore? He should just give up the ghost and save us all the trouble of listening to him.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Zakeet

I’d Rather Dan stick a sock in it. Crawl back into your box-o-shame.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 11:21:44 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Zakeet

Dan who? Why is he being quoted and not me? Is he a wise sage of some sort?


13 posted on 05/02/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Zakeet
Dan Rather, the former CBS anchor, argued that the reaction to President Obama's trip to Afghanistan yesterday shows that Americans are "too tough" on him and presidents in general.

Yeah, I remember well how loudly Rather complained about all of the phony leftist outrage over "Mission Accomplished".

Wait, wut?

14 posted on 05/02/2012 11:23:11 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Zakeet

How can we “contact” Dan? I’d like to tell him what I really “feel” about his decades of lies, distortions and America hating. He looks like hell anyway so I’d like to let him know, with certainty, that many Americans hate his guts and want him to disappear. I vomit on his face!
Have a nice day, ;)


15 posted on 05/02/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: Rockiette

What `Fake and Accurate` documents does Kenneth have to back up his claim?


16 posted on 05/02/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Zakeet

guess I’ll have to lay off of Rather for the same reason I’ve laid off Ralph Nader in recent years.

It’s too cruel and un-Christian to pick on guys who are going senile.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BigEdLB

No Dan, “Too tough” is fabricating false evidence.


18 posted on 05/02/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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To: Zakeet

Well Dan boy , it’s like this.

America didn’t start out being too tough on the President, but over time he earned it.

His first trip on Air Force One was to Williamsburg, a 30 minute flight by helicopter. But No , He wabted to get a load of the pleasures of having his ass kissed all the way there and the super perks aboard Air Force One. That was just the beginning. Along came other flights practically every other day, Vacations up the ying-yang, trips to Camp David, Golfing Trips on a separate plane for his wife , Christmas in Hawaii,a trip to Mexico for his daughter and 12 friends,—— Too Numerous to mention campaign trips, parties at the White House both public and in secret.

No Dan— we didn’t start out being too tough on the Dingleberry, he earned it.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

at least he’s not going to the moon to take credit for this Saturday’s “supermoon”...yet.


20 posted on 05/02/2012 11:53:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Zakeet
Isn't Dan Rather dead yet?
21 posted on 05/02/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

He’s like Snake Plisken (Escape from New York). People always asking “if he is dead yet” or saying “I thought you were dead”. Or “What is the frequency, Kenneth?” Poor sorry ba$turd..


22 posted on 05/02/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Zakeet

get the F out, has-been...


23 posted on 05/02/2012 12:47:05 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Zakeet

24 posted on 05/02/2012 1:30:06 PM PDT by McBuff
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To: Zakeet

There’s a lot of things that are too tough for you, Dan. Like the USMC.


25 posted on 05/02/2012 1:36:52 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Zakeet

Why does anybody care what Dan Rather has to say after finding out who he really is?


26 posted on 05/02/2012 4:35:14 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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