And when it was all over, as a top administration official told me, Obama "didn't wrap himself around the bravery of those military seals."
Indeed, he commended the captain, the SEALs, called for multilateral efforts to stop piracy -- and went on the next day to give an economic speech. Indeed, this aide adds, "He's not about to put on a flight suit on an aircraft carrier and declare mission accomplished."....
Here's the problem: If Republicans can't allow that the president did his job well in this unambiguous case, why should we believe their complaints about anything else? If they can't pat him on the back for this one, why should we even listen to their arguments about the budget, about health care, about energy?-- Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst
Right, Republicans not applauding Obama doing a routine job should mean that we don't get a say in anything the government does. Makes a ton of sense. After all the whining, bitching, and complaining liberals did for the last six plus years, you'd think now that "their guy" was in things would be different. Nope. Same old crap. Excuses for him and the party, blame for everyone else. Yet now we are to applaud the President for a routine job, something that needed to be done? I can guarantee that if this same thing were happening under Bush the media would have had a frenzy saying how he handled it all wrong. That's what they do best, slanted media reporting at its finest.
And, sweet Lord, get over the whole "Mission Accomplished" banner. The extreme left preaches that it was a sign of the end of the war in Iraq. Really?
After the news conference, a White House spokeswoman said the Lincoln's crew asked the White House to have the sign made. The White House asked a private vendor to produce the sign, and the crew put it up, said the spokeswoman. She said she did not know who paid for the sign.Yeah, that's been confirmed. Multiple times. That propaganda does great things for you, doesn't it?
Later, a Pentagon spokesman called The Associated Press to reiterate that the banner was the crew's idea.
"It truly did signify a mission accomplished for the crew," Navy Cmdr. Conrad Chun said, adding the president's visit marked the end of the ship's 10-month international deployment.
Get back to work. You have a country to fix. Of course you can just continue blaming Bush and Republicans for the next four years like you've done since 2002. And if Obama fails and isn't reelected in 2012 I'm sure it'll all be because of the "awful conditions Bush left this country in".