I was out having dinner when I got the alert that President Obama was going to hold a late night press conference regarding National Security. As the media started to leak that the presser was to announce the capture and killing
I was out having dinner when I got the alert that President Obama was going to hold a late night press conference regarding National Security. As the media started to leak that the presser was to announce the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden, I looked at my husband and said, "Obama did what Bush couldn't? Oh lord, the right wing nut jobs are going to lose it over this." And anyone checking Twitter last night knows it didn't take them long.
Here, you know, I think Republicans should stand up and certainly salute Barack Obama for making some — again, for making some very tough choices that his own base did not want him to make. That takes courage, that takes leadership, and we saw the results of that courage and leadership saying no to his own base yesterday.[...]
[These are] decisions that he probably did not believe as a candidate he didn’t think he’d have to make…Going against his own ideological leanings to do what he believes he has to do.
“What I have said is we're going encourage democracy in Pakistan, expand our non-military aid to Pakistan so that they have more of a stake in working with us, but insisting that they go after these militants. And if we have Osama bin Laden in our sights and the Pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then I think that we have to act, and we will take them out. We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al-Qaida. That has to be our biggest national security priority.”
Joe Scarborough is back at it again, apologizing for torture and telling lies about whether it works. Every time I think this show can't get much worse, I turn it on like I did this morning and realize I'm wrong. This had to be one of the more Read more...
This is why it's hard to take the right wing seriously. Via The Politico:
GOP strategist Rick Wilson recently asked a focus group of Republican voters whether they would rather “kill Obamacare” or have killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Read more...