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Video: Republicans: Obama using bin Laden's death for political gain

There are 360 comments on the CBS News story from Apr 30, 2012, titled Video: Republicans: Obama using bin Laden's death for political gain. In it, CBS News reports that:

One year after Navy SEALs set off on their mission to kill Osama bin Laden, Republicans are accusing President Obama of exploiting what they say should be a non-partisan victory for the country.

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Since: Jan 12

Huntington, WV

#369 May 5, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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Really? Why didn't he take him out when he had the chance(s)?
Clinton didn't want to take out innocents with him plus this was before 911 and real proof. Bush said he wasn't worried about getting Bin Laden after 911. Unforgivable but Clinton is criticized.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#370 May 5, 2012
wee honeybee wrote:
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Clinton didn't want to take out innocents with him plus this was before 911 and real proof. Bush said he wasn't worried about getting Bin Laden after 911. Unforgivable but Clinton is criticized.
Clinton was to busy screwing around to even care who got hurt, he was a chicken-Don't bring Bush into it.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#371 May 5, 2012
Typical Liberal's-"I don't know what to say, so I'll blame Bush".(he wasn't President) Do you know Clinton had 8 chances to get Osama? The Sudan would've handed him over on a silver platter. Clinton didn't do anything about it, as usual.Did he do anything about the World trade center being bombed in 98? No-the list goes on....
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#373 May 6, 2012
Typical Liberals......Fox propaganda victim...

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#374 May 11, 2012
Mothra wrote:
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Racist.
Yes, you are. You're an Anti-American too.

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#375 May 11, 2012
See the Light wrote:
Typical Liberal's-"I don't know what to say, so I'll blame Bush".(he wasn't President) Do you know Clinton had 8 chances to get Osama? The Sudan would've handed him over on a silver platter. Clinton didn't do anything about it, as usual.Did he do anything about the World trade center being bombed in 98? No-the list goes on....
President Clinton not only caught and tried the WTC bombers, some of them died in prison. He also cut spending and lowered the deficit enough to leave office with a surplus. He was one of our greatest presidents, ranked #15 whilst Bush the Idiot is ranked 36th.....for GOOD reason. He sucked.

Please stop trying to blog about things you clearly know nothing about. I'm sure you'd be more comfortable on a bible banging thread or a comic book thread. Leave the politics to people who actually KNOW history and current events and that's certainly NOT you, zippy.

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#376 May 11, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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Really? Why didn't he take him out when he had the chance(s)?
He tried to take out bin laden and failed and to this day, he's still criticized by republitards who say he was obsessed with Bin Laden, which he was. He was a REAL commander in chief who actually worried about our safety and he kept us from being attacked on our own soil.

Can't say that about Zippy Bush can ya?
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#377 May 11, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, you are. You're an Anti-American too.
Loon.

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Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#378 May 11, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>He tried to take out bin laden and failed and to this day, he's still criticized by republitards who say he was obsessed with Bin Laden, which he was. He was a REAL commander in chief who actually worried about our safety and he kept us from being attacked on our own soil.
Can't say that about Zippy Bush can ya?
No, he didn't try. He actually turned down the offer when the opportunity presented itself. Your misinformation may fly with your brain-dead compatriates but you won't fool those of us who are actually informed. Nice try, though.`
Sick of Stupid

Ames, IA

#379 May 11, 2012
Which is worse....
1. W Bush and Rudy using 9-11 for political gain?
2. Cheney using 9-11 to start a war for financial gain?
3. Obama taking credit for his own actions?

I go with #2 as the worst. Cheney used an attack on America to use his own company for war profiteering. That makes him the biggest traitor in the last 80 years. I hope his new heart explodes

Obama 2012.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#380 May 11, 2012
POSTINGS FOR JOBS INCREASE....This should help Obama's chances for a second term....Martin Crutsinger of the Associated Press, reports, US companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring will strenghten in the coming months. Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March. That's up from a revised 3.57 million in February and the most since July 2008, at the height of the financial crisis....Thank You, Mr. President....OBAMA 2012....
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#382 May 11, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>President Clinton not only caught and tried the WTC bombers, some of them died in prison. He also cut spending and lowered the deficit enough to leave office with a surplus. He was one of our greatest presidents, ranked #15 whilst Bush the Idiot is ranked 36th.....for GOOD reason. He sucked.
Please stop trying to blog about things you clearly know nothing about. I'm sure you'd be more comfortable on a bible banging thread or a comic book thread. Leave the politics to people who actually KNOW history and current events and that's certainly NOT you, zippy.


I guess if you drastically cut funding for the military any president can have a surplus.

The Clinton Years

Kosovo
A-10 pilots flying over Kosovo had been forced to spend their own money to buy inferior, off-the-shelf GPS receivers at local stores and attach them with Velcro to their planes to use in conjunction with their outdated survival radios should their planes crash.

At a congressional hearing held in February at the Navys Strike and Air Warfare Center in Fallen, NV the world-renowned "Top Gun" fighter pilot school Members were told that mechanical problems had grounded 14 of the centers 23 aircraft.

More than half of the B1-Bs at Ellsworth AFB were not mission capable because they lack critical parts.

The armed services already suffer a severe ammunition shortfall going into the Kosovo engagement. According to the Service Chiefs, the FY99 ammunition shortfall for the Marine Corps is $193 million. For the Army in FY00, it is a shocking $3.5 billion.
The equipment we have is aging.

During his eight years in office, Clinton sent U.S. forces into combat situations nearly twice as many times as the four preceding presidents combined had over 17 years.

"The New York Post reported Sunday that a full 89 percent of Clinton budget cuts under the president's "Reinventing Government" initiative came at the expense of the armed forces."

In his recent book "In the Arena," former Reagan administration Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger contends that President Clinton had reduced U.S. military forces by approximately 50 percent during his eight years in office.
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#383 May 11, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
POSTINGS FOR JOBS INCREASE....This should help Obama's chances for a second term....Martin Crutsinger of the Associated Press, reports, US companies in March posted the highest number of job openings in nearly four years, a sign that hiring will strenghten in the coming months. Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March. That's up from a revised 3.57 million in February and the most since July 2008, at the height of the financial crisis....Thank You, Mr. President....OBAMA 2012....
"When the jobs data were released last week, it was revealed that only 115,000 new jobs were created, well below the 165,000 predicted by the media-anointed economic "experts," and significantly below the 125,000 jobs-per-month pace required just to keep pace with the number of people entering the work force. Yet in an apparent paradox, the unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney explains half of it. "There is something about that 8.1 percent figure you ought to know," he told a crowd at a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. "You might assume that that number came down from 10 percent to 8.1 percent because of all the jobs that were created, and that assumption would be wrong. The reason that percent came down was because of all the people that dropped out of the workforce."

Mr. Romney is correct. Much of the lower number is indeed attributable to the fact that 342,000 Americans gave up looking for work, and those people are no longer counted as being unemployed. Yet there is another, far more ominous element to the paradox that is part of the equation as well: the number of Americans receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has soared.

Since 2010, and directly coinciding with the time millions of Americans used up their 99 weeks of unemployment insurance, disability claims have risen by 2.2 million. And precisely like Americans who have given up looking for work, those receiving disability payments are neither counted as part of the workforce, or part of the unemployed. The rise in the number of claims is daunting. From December 2007 to April 2012, the number of workers receiving SSDI jumped 22 percent, from 7.1 million Americans to 8.7 million. According to economists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley, that figure explains as much as one quarter of the decline in the labor force participation rate.

"How we measure and understand what's going on in the economy can be influenced by the degree to which various public-support programs are available and being used," said Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan in New York. "With a rising number of disability beneficiaries, there are both lower unemployment rates and lower participation rates."

That's an understatement. The latest drop in labor force participation, from 63.8 percent in March to 63.6 percent in April, represents the lowest rate since 1981 -- fully 31 years ago.....

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/arnold-ahlert/2...
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#384 May 11, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>President Clinton not only caught and tried the WTC bombers, some of them died in prison. He also cut spending and lowered the deficit enough to leave office with a surplus. He was one of our greatest presidents, ranked #15 whilst Bush the Idiot is ranked 36th.....for GOOD reason. He sucked.
Please stop trying to blog about things you clearly know nothing about. I'm sure you'd be more comfortable on a bible banging thread or a comic book thread. Leave the politics to people who actually KNOW history and current events and that's certainly NOT you, zippy.
Sure thing,SAP!

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#385 May 14, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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No, he didn't try. He actually turned down the offer when the opportunity presented itself. Your misinformation may fly with your brain-dead compatriates but you won't fool those of us who are actually informed. Nice try, though.`
DUHHHH.....errrr...the level of topix poster really has gone down. Try to follow, zippy. I'll type real slow.

President Clinton bombed a school in Bora Bora in 1999 after receiving intelligence that Osama had taken refuge there. Civilians were killed and republicans were thrilled to criticize the President for being obsessed with a radical Muslim who could NEVER do any HARM to us......lmao. Ironic, isn't it?
It was in all the papers.
Ask your mommy.

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Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#386 May 14, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>DUHHHH.....errrr...the level of topix poster really has gone down. Try to follow, zippy. I'll type real slow.
President Clinton bombed a school in Bora Bora in 1999 after receiving intelligence that Osama had taken refuge there. Civilians were killed and republicans were thrilled to criticize the President for being obsessed with a radical Muslim who could NEVER do any HARM to us......lmao. Ironic, isn't it?
It was in all the papers.
Ask your mommy.
Take a gander at this, skippy.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/9...
I await your retraction.
Morgan Stanley

Monongahela, PA

#387 May 14, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>DUHHHH.....errrr...the level of topix poster really has gone down. Try to follow, zippy. I'll type real slow.
President Clinton bombed a school in Bora Bora in 1999 after receiving intelligence that Osama had taken refuge there. Civilians were killed and republicans were thrilled to criticize the President for being obsessed with a radical Muslim who could NEVER do any HARM to us......lmao. Ironic, isn't it?
It was in all the papers.
Ask your mommy.
Every time you post here the board emits a shythouse odor which of course is your stank azz.

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#388 May 17, 2012
Pappa wrote:
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Take a gander at this, skippy.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/9...
I await your retraction.
On MSNBC this morning, I saw the guy who ran the anti-terrorist operation in the late 90's under Clinton. He said they missed a few opportunities to get Bin Laden and that Clinton in fact did go after bin laden because he started an entire dept dedicated to just that. When Clinton gave the orders that bombed a school and missed OBL, the repukes criticized him and said he was obsessed. AFter 9/11, they stopped saying that. Too bad Bush was more obsessed with Saddam than OBL. Could have saved this country over $1 trillion dollars.

Read, Pappa. You'll learn soooo much.

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#389 May 17, 2012
Morgan Stanley wrote:
<quoted text>Every time you post here the board emits a shythouse odor which of course is your stank azz.
Like the inexplicable voices, the imagined odor is all in your head, numbnuts.
Morgan Stanley

Monongahela, PA

#390 May 17, 2012
xoxox=stank

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