“Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.”
I’ve made no secret that I think the President’s campaign should put it on t-shirts, bumper stickers and mugs.
How good is this slogan, and the simpleness cuts to the heart of the GOP?
Well, remember, when Osama was first killed, the GOP tried saying that it wasn’t that important. That somehow George ‘ I don’t think about him very much’ Bush should get the credit.
ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to deny this President the respect for having the guts to make the call.
That call could have easily turned out like Iran in 1979, or Somalia (Blackhawk Down). But, it didn’t, and it kills them. They then had the clown car come out with the ‘President is an appeaser’ meme, but POTUS cut that down, but quick.
” Ask Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeda if I’m an appeaser. Contact them…whoever’s left.”
President Barack Obama has gutted and ripped away from them the whole ‘ Democrats can’t keep us safe’, and they can’t stand it.
So, instead of it not being important that Bin Laden is dead…..the right was testing out a new meme last week.
From The Maddow Blog:
The depths of Hannity’s imagination
By Steve Benen
Wed Feb 8, 2012 1:16 PM EST
On his program last night, Fox News’ Sean Hannity talked with Republican pollster Frank Luntz about President Obama’s re-election prospects, and as part of the discussion, the host shared a unique insight into the raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May.
“I think they have a foreign policy that has shown a lot of weakness,” Hannity said. “I know the president will say, ‘We got Bin Laden,’ putting that aside. The public does give him credit for it, but it wouldn’t have happened if he had his way and I think that could be proven as well on tape.”
Hannity didn’t elaborate about this taped evidence, which is a shame. It’s quite a provocative charge and I’m sure many Americans would love to hear about it.
The argument seems to be that if Obama “had his way,” the strike on the al Qaeda leader “wouldn’t have happened.” Reality suggests Hannity has no idea what he’s talking about.
Whereas the Bush/Cheney administration made a conscious, deliberate decision to deemphasize capturing the al Qaeda leader, Obama chose to shift the emphasis back.
[F]rom early in his administration Obama was focused on killing Osama Bin Laden and that he was involved in the process throughout. In June 2009, Obama directed his CIA director to “provide me within 30 days a detailed operation plan for locating and bringing to justice” Osama Bin Laden. By August 2010 intelligence officials had identified the suspicious compound where Osama lived.
It was Obama who instructed the CIA to make targeting bin Laden a top priority, breaking with his predecessor. It was Obama who oversaw five national security meetings to oversee plans for this operation. It was Obama who chose this mission, made final preparations, and gave the order.
If Hannity has proof to the contrary “on tape,” it’s unclear why he hasn’t aired it.
Now, the rest of the MSM has let this LIE go unchallenged…except for Ed Schultz. He’s confronted it head on.
Day One of challenging Hannity’s LIE.
Day Two of challenging Hannity’s LIE.
Day Three of challenging Hannity’s LIE – SHOW THE TAPE, HANNITY!!!