Political partisans who scoff at Obama’s role in bringing down Bin Laden should heed these words

For nearly 15 months now, the fact that Osama bin Laden was eliminated on President Obama’s watch has gnawed at the sensibilities of right-wingers who like to think of the Republican Party as the Daddy Party, the party of manly protectors of American lives and limbs and virtues. These people just can’t deal with any suggestion that a government headed by the liberal likes of Barack Hussein Obama could ever be effective in safeguarding the country from terrorists. As Janet Carney, one of our Applesauce readers, once said of Obama’s...

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Dueling videos on Obama and the death of bin Laden

The first of these videos is a lame right-wing effort to suggest that President Obama hasn’t credited anyone but himself for taking out Osama bin Laden. The second is a deft rebuttal of that nonsense. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsrSAqRrCc0[/youtube] . [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lvfeW8pPIY[/youtube]

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Epic smackdown of Republicans who whine about Obama politicizing bin Laden’s death

An argument I posted HERE the other day about Republicans who say it’s bad form for President Obama to seek political gain for having given the order to kill Osama bin Laden turns out to have been only mild criticism. In a devastating segment on “The Daily Show” last night, political satirist Jon Stewart has made my knock on the GOPers in this matter look downright wimpy.    Check out the video of Stewart’s stuff in THIS PIECE. It’s...

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How dare Obama brag about taking out bin Laden!

The Republicans who say it’s bad form for President Obama to seek political gain for having given the order to kill Osama bin Laden seem to forget that George W. Bush strutted about the deck of an aircraft carrier nine years ago in a grossly premature celebration of “Mission Accomplished” in the war in Iraq. The toll of U.S. military casualties in Iraq at the time of Bush’s posturing stood at 139 killed and 542 wounded. More than 4,000 deaths and 31,000 non-fatal injuries were yet to come. And when Bush and his...

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The wingnuts just hate, hate, hate it that Obama took successful risks in going after bin Laden

  As the anniversary of the demise of Osama bin Laden approaches, the weirdos on the political right suddenly are upping the ante with regard to their disrespect for the role President Obama played in taking out the infamous terrorist leader. Previously, the wingnuts had contented themselves with merely arguing that what Obama did was no big deal and that he deserved no credit at all. But now the extremists have a new theme. The loonies over at Breitbart.com have seized upon the recent emergence of a note written by CIA director Leon...

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