Dithering-Withering Obama

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    Scathing rebuke of Obama's quite odd delay in forming a response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day. Perhaps his teleprompter was not available for comment until the following Monday?

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    By now, you’ve heard the news. On Christmas Day, a 23-year-old Nigerian named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow a full Northwest Airlines jet out of the air above Detroit. The only events that stopped this from happening were courageous passengers and a faulty explosive device. If either one of these two events had not taken place, nearly 300 passengers and crew would be dead, and immeasurable collateral damage would have occurred on the ground in Michigan. What you did not hear between this attempted attack on our nation and 3:00 pm EST Monday, was President Obama’s voice. Over 72 hours; almost three days later.

    ...And what was the President doing since Friday morning? He played a round of golf. He went to the gym. He played a game of basketball. He went to the beach. He went out to dinner with friends. He picked up a new game, tennis. All very acceptable and time-consuming pursuits on an event-free vacation. Nobody begrudges a young father spending time with his family over the holidays.

    But the Office of the President bears some extra responsibility and yes, burden. As former White House Deputy Press Secretary Scott Stanzel astutely points out, this was a president who was woken from sleep at 6:00 am to learn he had won the Nobel Peace Prize but wasn’t even informed of this attack on our homeland for over two hours. And if anyone knows the President’s priorities, it is his closest advisors.

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    Opposing Views: OPINION:Obama Waits 3 Days to Comment on Terrorist Attempt
     
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    Greatest thread ever.
     
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    Braindead, pathetic, sinatra
     
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    Rewrite it Jillian...
     
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    The message boards are afire with disdain over Obama's highly selective idea of an "emergency"...

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    Stand Down!!!

    Obama returns to Golf Game.

    CNN Reports Obama's child nephew hurt and rushed to Hospital, no details on injury.

    NO BIG DEAL TO OBAMA, HE RETURNS TO FINISH GAME!

    Michelle must have told him to come or he surely would have Pondered on it a while.

    If Obama ever leaves the Coarse early and doesn't return, TAKE COVER!!!!



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    Took him 3 days to respond to the terrorist attack in Detroit but a matter of minutes when his boyfriend is hurt.... Where is his priorities?
    NOT the American People!!!!!!!!!




    Obama friend's child injured, golf interrupted (AP) - Yahoo! News - Yahoo! Buzz
     
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    Remember when the military recruiting shooting took place - again by a Jihadist...

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    Finally: Obama’s limp statement on the jihadi attack in Arkansas
    By Michelle Malkin • June 3, 2009 09:30 PM The White House finally got around to releasing a statement on the jihadi attack against our troops at the Arkansas military recruitment center.

    Here is the entire statement:

    “I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

    “Senseless?” It made perfectly good sense to a vengeful Muslim convert jihadi bent on “killing as many people in the Army as he could.”

    ...Caleb Howe is underwhelmed:

    “It’s in keeping with the Obama administration’s passive language, such as the euphemisms “overseas contingency operation” or “man-caused disaster” … Obama’s statement on the murder of Pvt. William A. Long is just as passive in voice and blame. He’s not outraged, he’s saddened. Not by someone who committed a “heinous act” but rather by a senseless violence. It might have been a bolt of lightning for all the pushback Obama has to share.

    He waits three days and then the best he can muster is an abstract sadness at something that, judging by his statement, might well have been a mere accident of fate…
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    Michelle Malkin » Finally: Obama’s limp statement on the jihadi attack in Arkansas


    It would appear that history has in some ways repeated itself yet again with Mr. Obama...
     
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    Oh come on Annie,, those are like love taps from Jillian...:lol:
     
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    When you are POTUS, you need to carry your pager with you and respond fairly quickly, just like a physician on call would. I don't think that Obama gets that. He treats this position like a 30-40 hour work week with weekends off and un-interupted vacation time. I think it upsets him to have his personal activities interupted by a mere almost happened terrorist attack. Do ya think we might have elected the wrong guy for POTUS???? Because I certainly do.:lol:
     
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    It seems clear his words - and intent, are so often not his own.

    He awaited the word from the White House and then mouthed them for six or seven minutes, and then quickly went back to golfing, or swimming, or sleeping, etc...
     
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    Maybe he is planning a surprise beer summit with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and the passengers of the plane, yeah that must be it
     

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