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

There are 364 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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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Apr 30, 2012
What happens on his watch happens on his watch.

It wasn't very nice of Obama to kill Bin Laden. Bin Laden was a family man with many wives and children to support. Bishop Romney will be a far more compassionate president. Bishop Romney is sensitive and understands blended families better because his grandpa had 5 wives and his uncle had 12. We need someone like Bishop Romney for president in November. It's time for Obama to go. Send a message in November: MEAN is OUT!

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#2 Apr 30, 2012
President Obama single handedly finding and killing Osama bin Laden is the biggest news event of this century so far; it would be political negligence for his campaign not to wear it as a badge of honor… especially after 7 years of terrorist attacks and Bin Laden living carefree during the previous president’s disastrous time in office.

Furthermore, the height of hypocrisy from the right on this is amusing… these are the same people that dressed Bush up and landed his ass on an ACC to speak in front of a banner that read “Mission Accomplished”- and then used fear of another terrorist attack happening on their watch as a campaign tool… WOW, LOL!

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Apr 30, 2012
well, he DID say he wouldn't "spike the football" on this...so, WHO is surprised that he is?

telling people what they want to hear, then doing whatever he thinks will serve HIM best has been this man's m.o. since day 1.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#4 Apr 30, 2012
Rather pathetic, isn’t it? Obama is having a hard time conjuring up his accomplishments so he reaches out and says he got bin Laden. Oh yeah! The reason we can’t reveal the identities of the Navy Seal Team members who were on that raid is because one of them was actually Barack Obama!

The truth is that all Barack Obama did was to get out of the way and let these men do their job.

Operational control of the raid to get ben Ladin was not in the hands of Barack Obama. The man running the show was actually Admiral William McRaven, a former Navy Seal. All Obama ever did was sign off on a risk assessment of the raid.

There are people out of work, people who have lost their retirements, people who’s homes are underwater and who can’t find relief. We are a bit more concerned about our economic condition than we are about just who pulled the trigger on bin Laden.“He’s dead. Good. But I still don’t have a job and I’m losing my home. Do something about that, hot shot.

Quit trying to distract me with I got bin Laden, wealth envy, class warfare, men vs women.
Billy Ringo

United States

#5 Apr 30, 2012
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!!!!!!!!

except, this time there really was a mission, and it was accomplished ..........

Willard, the coward Rethuglican, would not have pursued Bin Laden. The real question, is why are Rethuglicans such cowards????

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West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Apr 30, 2012
Yeah sure.....only thing missing is Obama in a flight jacket on a aircraft carrier, saying, CASE CLOSED......

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#7 Apr 30, 2012
The Five Stages Of GOP Reaction To Osama Bin Laden’s Death

1) If You Can’t Say Anything Nice …

2) Congratulations, President Bush!

3) Stray Attacks

4) Even Ralph Nader Would Have Done It

5)… And Let Us Never Speak Of This Again

6)
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/the...

These unpatriotic tea-bagging right-wingers hate the fact that President Obama SINGLE-HANDEDLY FOUND AND KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#8 Apr 30, 2012
carey529 wrote:
well, he DID say he wouldn't "spike the football" on this...so, WHO is surprised that he is?
telling people what they want to hear, then doing whatever he thinks will serve HIM best has been this man's m.o. since day 1.
No kidding! He's falsely modest. Who cares if he killed Bin Laden? Bush knew we didn't have to worry about Bin Laden. Building a pipeline through Iraq should be our focus. Americans are like Bush. They don't really care about Bin Laden. It was mean to kill Bin Laden. Bin Laden only surfaced on videos every election cycle. It's not like Bin Laden was even real. Show us the body of Bin Laden if he was real. There are some Americans that miss Bin Laden. Bishop Romney would NEVER have KILLED Bin Laden. If Bishop Romney is elected, he will add a Bin Laden likeness to the DC wax museum. Bin Laden exemplifies the roots of the polygamy movement. Let's be honest. Obama killed Bin Laden because he hated/hates his father. Bishop Romney loves his blended families.
Bill

United States

#10 Apr 30, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama single handedly finding and killing Osama bin Laden is the biggest news event of this century so far; it would be political negligence for his campaign not to wear it as a badge of honor… especially after 7 years of terrorist attacks and Bin Laden living carefree during the previous president’s disastrous time in office.
Furthermore, the height of hypocrisy from the right on this is amusing… these are the same people that dressed Bush up and landed his ass on an ACC to speak in front of a banner that read “Mission Accomplished”- and then used fear of another terrorist attack happening on their watch as a campaign tool… WOW, LOL!
"Single handedly" killing (allegedly) an unarmed man who hasn't faced a trial, who was once an intelligence asset of our nation, whom the FBI admitted in June 2006 had no clear connection to the 9/11 attack (despite repeated, unsubstantiated claims by two administrations) is hardly a badge of honor.

The failure of many Americans to see how profoundly "un-American" this alleged liquidation is is amazing. Let's look at those principles that supposedly made this nation unique at one time and see if they were implemented by our President:

Presumption of innocence until guilty is proven in a court of law - Nope. Americans are becoming increasingly conditioned to accept their leaders' "word" as gospel truth, despite the fact that so many leaders habitually lie (and these lies are serious and well documented). Official unfounded claims range from bin Laden's guilt to whether he was even assassinated.

Trial by an independent judiciary and a jury of one's peers - obviously not.

Respect for international law - nope. Sending a military team across a sovereign nation's border to assassinate someone is arguably an act of war and certainly a violation of international law. Of course, drone attacks also fall into this category.

And I'm sure there are many others...
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#11 Apr 30, 2012
who="Marine Corp Pat"]The Five Stages Of GOP Reaction To Osama Bin Laden’s Death
1) If You Can’t Say Anything Nice …
2) Congratulations, President Bush!
3) Stray Attacks
4) Even Ralph Nader Would Have Done It
5)… And Let Us Never Speak Of This Again
6)
==========

What are as Americans and patriotism, are not the words of yours, and are not defined by you.

Communism is not the American way, as Obama is one radical Marxist.

Keeping on raising words like slut for no reason for any useful purpose, as standing against free speech and freedom way, including privacy intrusion by talking about Mormonism of religion, Obama is not the American way.

Serving foreign Interests of China, inviting them and giving them money and technology and markets and much more like those to bankrupt people and country, etc., with close association of Communists and Muslims, are unpatriotic
Unbelievable

United States

#12 Apr 30, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama single handedly finding and killing Osama bin Laden is the biggest news event of this century so far; it would be political negligence for his campaign not to wear it as a badge of honor… especially after 7 years of terrorist attacks and Bin Laden living carefree during the previous president’s disastrous time in office.
Furthermore, the height of hypocrisy from the right on this is amusing… these are the same people that dressed Bush up and landed his ass on an ACC to speak in front of a banner that read “Mission Accomplished”- and then used fear of another terrorist attack happening on their watch as a campaign tool… WOW, LOL!
Obama SINGLE HANDEDLY FOUND AND KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN?!?!?!?! Serious dude? Wow truly unbelievable!!
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#13 Apr 30, 2012
OBAMA THE BIZZARE...The COOL DOG EATER!..

He has been SPIKING the Ball.....Like a DION SANDERS in Football...The Crap in sports today when Monkey Faces act like Manics,just for doing their job..same with "THE COOL ONE"

I do not Recall Eisenhower Haming it up after "D" day....Or Truman Jumping up and down after dropping the BOMB!...Even Bush,who got hammered with his "mission accomplished" got HAMMERED BY HYPOCRITICAL LOONS!...And he got SADDAM!

Obama has demeaned the office of the Presidency..like Clinton,that other LOON,.Cheapened it,His no Class approach is an insult to thousands who gave their service and lives without Jumping up and down like a Rock stars....what a disgrace!

Critics are commenting now,both sides!.AMERICANS do not like a BRAGGART!...Showmanship,over quit dignity is FROWNED upon!!..This Obama,who would not wear a flag pin,not salute the flag,was an anti war freak,now thinks he is some Sat. night COOL ,ROCK STAR,.....what a SMALL President...never seen any thing like this.INCOMPETENT!......The Presidency is not a BASKETBALL GAME!...

He is the WORST PRESIDENT EVER....all this crap to hide his record!...his record of AMERICA hurting....All this Smoke ,flash,cheapness will not help him.Americans are not stupid.

Like a Third world despot he Struts Around,force feeding The LOONS his BS!....A TOTAL DISGRACE!.....America is not Saturday Night live!
they will Throw his ASS OUT...Not for his Ben Ladin thing.That did NOT CREATE ONE JOB!.but for the MISERY HE BROUGHT TO THEM!

ITS THE ECONOMY STUPID!

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#14 Apr 30, 2012
Too bad Bin Laden wasn't a dog.
Ritt Money would have had no
moral objections to killing him
then.

BTW, the GOP said President Obama would be
weak on defense, unlike Bush. Except Bush couldn't get Bin Laden in 7 years and President Obama got him in less than 3 years.

They told President Obama to go to
Libya and when he didn't, they called him weak.
When he did go into Libya, they called him
a hawk.

When Reagan got the hostages out of Iran, he got all the credit, not Carter.

When President Obama got Bin Laden, they gave Bush the credit.

Anyone see a bi-polar pattern here?
If the republitards think this campaign is going to get them votes, they are more retarded than was first thought. They are alienating the military, women, blacks, Latinos, non-Christians....hell, anyone who isn't rich and white.

Nice plan, boys. Good luck with that.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#15 Apr 30, 2012
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
"Single handedly" killing (allegedly) an unarmed man who hasn't faced a trial, who was once an intelligence asset of our nation, whom the FBI admitted in June 2006 had no clear connection to the 9/11 attack (despite repeated, unsubstantiated claims by two administrations) is hardly a badge of honor.
The failure of many Americans to see how profoundly "un-American" this alleged liquidation is is amazing. Let's look at those principles that supposedly made this nation unique at one time and see if they were implemented by our President:
Presumption of innocence until guilty is proven in a court of law - Nope. Americans are becoming increasingly conditioned to accept their leaders' "word" as gospel truth, despite the fact that so many leaders habitually lie (and these lies are serious and well documented). Official unfounded claims range from bin Laden's guilt to whether he was even assassinated.
Trial by an independent judiciary and a jury of one's peers - obviously not.
Respect for international law - nope. Sending a military team across a sovereign nation's border to assassinate someone is arguably an act of war and certainly a violation of international law. Of course, drone attacks also fall into this category.
And I'm sure there are many others...
Bush started two illegal, unprovoked wars and now, on top of letting 3,000 Americans die on 9/11, Bush and Dick are responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 troops and over 100,000 Iraqis. Not to mention Halliburton's no bid contracts thanks to the war monger, Dickhead Cheney. How about treason for outting Valerie Plame?
Lying about Saddams involvement in 9/11? Hmmm? Lying about yellow pancake? Nukes? The list of Bush's lies is never ending.

You want to talk about criminals, let's start there, zippy.
bobobobob

Springfield, MA

#16 Apr 30, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
What happens on his watch happens on his watch.
It wasn't very nice of Obama to kill Bin Laden. Bin Laden was a family man with many wives and children to support. Bishop Romney will be a far more compassionate president. Bishop Romney is sensitive and understands blended families better because his grandpa had 5 wives and his uncle had 12. We need someone like Bishop Romney for president in November. It's time for Obama to go. Send a message in November: MEAN is OUT!
LOLOLOLOL
We got bin laden with the help of bushes policies that obamawanted to get ride of and oabama had some doing also but it is both to there credit but esp the militray, obama didnt pull the triger and if you are dumb enough to vote for obama again because of this you are dumb, this is not a reason to vote for a person
bobobobob

Springfield, MA

#17 Apr 30, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Bush started two illegal, unprovoked wars and now, on top of letting 3,000 Americans die on 9/11, Bush and Dick are responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 troops and over 100,000 Iraqis. Not to mention Halliburton's no bid contracts thanks to the war monger, Dickhead Cheney. How about treason for outting Valerie Plame?
Lying about Saddams involvement in 9/11? Hmmm? Lying about yellow pancake? Nukes? The list of Bush's lies is never ending.
You want to talk about criminals, let's start there, zippy.
and for you iraq was passed by both the dems and rep, now obama went to lybia with no approval, and what about afgan, so its ok for obama lololololol get a job
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#18 Apr 30, 2012
carey529 wrote:
well, he DID say he wouldn't "spike the football" on this...so, WHO is surprised that he is?
telling people what they want to hear, then doing whatever he thinks will serve HIM best has been this man's m.o. since day 1.
OBAMA he is a COOL DOG EATER!..A Small Little Pompass ASS!...a True POLITICAL WHORE...Disgracfull1...He will not TALK HIS RECORD and his GOD DAMMING AMERICA!!
What if Lincoln made the Gettysburg address all about him? What if Truman ran around bragging how “he got Hitler”? What if Ike started doing high-fives when Stalin died? What if Bush the first claimed he had “won the cold war”?
The triumphs of democracy are supposed to be about us a nation. The trials of democracy are supposed to be about us as a people pulling together to meet great challenges.
This kind of “all about me” triumphalism diminishes the presidency, dismisses democracy, and reflects a poor understanding of the nature of leader.....
bobobobob

Springfield, MA

#19 Apr 30, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Bush started two illegal, unprovoked wars and now, on top of letting 3,000 Americans die on 9/11, Bush and Dick are responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 troops and over 100,000 Iraqis. Not to mention Halliburton's no bid contracts thanks to the war monger, Dickhead Cheney. How about treason for outting Valerie Plame?
Lying about Saddams involvement in 9/11? Hmmm? Lying about yellow pancake? Nukes? The list of Bush's lies is never ending.
You want to talk about criminals, let's start there, zippy.
again ZIPPY congress passed aproveal for iraq dems and rep, so how is it ok for lybia and his other wars, obama didnt go through congress so enough with the iraq shit, plus we need pressence there to keep them all in lione over there they are all crazy and would love a chance to get us here in america but for people like you who dont serve and love to talk shit, and think they help are country, then get off your ass and serve then we might think more highly of ya
bobobobob

Springfield, MA

#20 Apr 30, 2012
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>Bush started two illegal, unprovoked wars and now, on top of letting 3,000 Americans die on 9/11, Bush and Dick are responsible for the deaths of over 5,000 troops and over 100,000 Iraqis. Not to mention Halliburton's no bid contracts thanks to the war monger, Dickhead Cheney. How about treason for outting Valerie Plame?
Lying about Saddams involvement in 9/11? Hmmm? Lying about yellow pancake? Nukes? The list of Bush's lies is never ending.
You want to talk about criminals, let's start there, zippy.
AGAIN GET A JOB AND CHECK YOUR INFO
JBH

Richmond, Canada

#21 Apr 30, 2012
Codes of criminls and terrorists are not patriotism.

As Bin laden being a serious criminal, getting Bin Laden or other terrorists and criminals, is not the patriotic gesture.

It is a law enforcement issue, even miltary has to be used.

But having none of any integrity and digified way of providing a clear picture to present to the public, is deliberately giving a vague answer to Bin Laden story , which demonstrates nothing of any noble way.

This is more despicable and troubling and becomes another horrible and negative image of Obama--being unsuitable and unfit to stand as president.

In short, it was a big mistake that Obama was wrongly elected, for things would have been much better without Obama for the last three and half years, and whether Bin Laden story would have been ended which way whatsoever, that will satisfy the public, for obama not being there, since Obama has done harms than any good.

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