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.
But a very special Wanker Award really must go to MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, who took douchebagging sour grapes to an all new level this morning:
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.
Okay, resisting the urge to say "bite me" for just a second, Joe's petulant little brain probably forgot that POTUS was overwhelmingly elected by "his base" even after this little bit from Candidate Obama during the presidential debates:
“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.”
You know what we call that, Joe?
Mission REALLY Accomplished.