Obama Gets An F

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    It appears the White House is now scrambling to recover from the backlash inherited by their inane "the system worked" comments, as well as Obama's own tepid initial response...
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    Barack Obama gets an 'F' for protecting Americans

    There is no more solemn duty for an American commander-in-chief than the marshalling of “every element of our national power” – the phrase Obama himself used on Monday – to protect the people of the United States. In that key respect, Obama failed on Christmas Day, just as President George W. Bush failed on September 11th (though he succeeded in the seven years after that).

    Yes, the buck stops in the Oval Office. Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2009 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants. He said today that a “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of that system.
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    And with Dick Cheney's admonitions now appearing more wise than partisan, the American people see yet another example of a president in far over his head...

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    Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend'

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of “trying to pretend we are not at war” with terrorists, pointing to the White House response to the attempted sky bombing as reflecting a pattern that includes banishing the term “war on terror” and attempting to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.


    “[W]e are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” Cheney said in a statement to POLITICO. “Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency — social transformation — the restructuring of American society.”

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    Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend' - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
     
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    It should be noted though, that there were Republicans who voted against Homeland Security's 2010 appropriations budget. So while the buck ultimately stops on Obama's desk - there is shared blame at the passivity that has undergone American security in the more recent term.

    We are at war - we must not forget that.
     
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    Obama gets an F for Fantastic? Oh wow.

    I didn't know you felt that way Sinatra.
     
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    A new low.

    It has to be tied to the health care bill - many were not paying attention leading up to the Holidays. Now that attention is starting to refocus again...
     
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    Even liberal NY TImes columnist M. Dowd is giving "Barry" no pass on his administrations flaccid response to the attempted terror attack...
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    As the Nation’s Pulse Races, Obama Can’t Seem to Find His

    ...On Tuesday, Obama stepped up to the microphone to admit what Janet Napolitano (who learned nothing from an earlier Janet named Reno) had first tried to deny: that there had been “a systemic failure” and a “catastrophic breach of security.”

    But in a mystifying moment that was not technically or emotionally reassuring, there was no live video and it looked as though the Obama operation was flying by the seat of its pants.

    ...Citing the attempt of the Nigerian’s father to warn U.S. authorities six months ago, the president intoned: “It now appears that weeks ago this information was passed to a component of our intelligence community but was not effectively distributed so as to get the suspect’s name on a no-fly list.”

    In his detached way, Spock was letting us know that our besieged starship was not speeding into a safer new future, and that we still have to be scared.

    Heck of a job, Barry.



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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/opinion/30dowd.html?_r=1
     
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    Sinatra bro.........who thought we'd be having thsi much fun so soon after last years election??? I didnt..........blogging these days is nothing less than pure hysteria what with watching this fraud of a president pull an Oooooooooooops on almost a daily basis!!! We knew he was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay in over his head back in '08. Its taken about a year for independents to realize that not only is he a fabulous liar but also now view him as a committed ideologue that hates his own country!!!! 2010 is going to be a hoot on here...................
     
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    is he in charge of the system or not?
     

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