Obama Hits Below The Belt

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    If you're a Democrat you know you messed up when even HuffPo calls you on it. :redface:
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    WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign's bin Laden ad, which has stirred a fierce debate, looks to some like a hit below the belt, using a questionable premise to make a political argument that Democrats can be just as tough in dealing with the nation's enemies as Republicans.

    Critics, including Huffington Post Media Group Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, have said President Barack Obama is inappropriately politicizing a grave matter of national security.

    However, two days after Romney made the comments in 2007 that were reported by Reuters, he expanded on his answer during a debate in Iowa hosted by ABC News. His answer to ABC's George Stephanopoulos -– "We keep our options quiet" -– indicated that the objection to Obama's comments about Pakistan was not something that would constrain him from acting, but rather a choice of how to conduct diplomacy.

    "It’s wrong for a person running for the president of the United States to get on TV and say, 'We’re going to go into your country unilaterally.' Of course, America always maintains our option to do whatever we think is in the best interests of America. But we don’t go out and say, 'Ladies and gentlemen of Germany, if ever there was a problem in your country, we didn’t think you were doing the right thing, we reserve the right to come in and get them out.'
    "We don’t say those things. We keep our options quiet. We do not go out and say to a nation which is working with us, where we have collaborated and they are our friend and we’re trying to support Musharraf and strengthen him and his nation, that instead that we intend to go in there and potentially bring out a unilateral attack.
     
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    In Chicago politics, there is no belt. It's just power, thats all.
     
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    Yawn. Like Republicans never did that?

    Come on, Bush ran entirely on his war leadership record in 2004, and it was his right to do so.

    I guess Arianna is being consistant in that she thought it was wrong then, too.
     
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    The dirtiest campaigner ever. Expect a lot more of the same from Barry
     
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    Given the crap that Romney pulled on Gingrich, Santorum and Perry, I don't think he has a lot of room to complain.

    Frankly, if I were running against the Weird Robot, I'd be a lot more vicious.
     
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    I wonder if the Marxist bastard Obama will agree with Mitt to take only the available federal campaign funds and then back out like he did with McCain. Oh wait! He's already amassed millions of dollars...what does he need with the federal government?
     
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    I wonder if the Marxist bastard Obama will agree with Mitt to take only the available federal campaign funds and then back out like he did with McCain. Oh wait! He's already amassed millions of dollars...what does he need with the federal government?


    Scary to you isn't it? A POTUS with tons of money and an attitude. A Rethug nightmare in the making.
     
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    High Holy Bishop Theocrat Willard Mitt Romney used his holy powers to dissolve the jobs of the many..while making the holy few..very rich. High Holy Bishop Theocrat Willard Mitt Romney pondered why so much money was being used to capture or kill one of the worst terrorists this country has ever known..and said he wouldn't have bothered.

    Now High Holy Bishop Theocrat Willard Mitt Romney is a changin' his homily saying "Why of course I would..even Jimmy Carter would.."

    High Holy Bishop Theocrat Willard Mitt Romney is perfection in his flip floppery.
     
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    That..right there..

    Was the Bush Doctrine.
     
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    The federal campaign system broke down a long time ago.

    To his credit, Obama gets his money from millions of small donors who believe in him, rather than Mitt getting his money from a few rich douchebags who hope happy days will be here again where they can go back to cheating working folks.
     

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