GOP Campaign Distaste over bin Laden Mission Success


All this criticism from the Republican Party around the “politicization” of the bin Laden mission is rather interesting. It sounds like Romney, and the Republican Party in general, do not want to be reminded of their long-term inability to attend to the terrorist leader. With Obama touting the successful mission, it places their inadequacies upon the public stage for all to see. They seem to  have few reservations when it comes to hounding the President on every, single, solitary action he takes that might hold the potential for failure but when it comes to a display of their own shortcomings they respond in a manner reminiscent of a spoiled child.

Perhaps, the GOP and Mitt Romney need to toughen their skin a little and come to terms with the reality that President Obama is indeed responsible for setting the mission that eliminated America’s most wanted person in motion. He ordered the continued pursuit of intelligence, the planning of the operation and ultimately made the decision to go ahead with it knowing full well if it failed it could be the end of his presidency. Just as Jimmy Carter suffered politically from the failed attempt to rescue the 52 American hostages from Iran in 1980, the Obama presidency would be at similar risk had the May 1st 2011 mission ended differently.

For those who criticize the President for touting this event perhaps they should question their own reactions to the same credit claimed by one George W. Bush for the capture of Saddam Hussein during his 2004 re-election campaign. What amount of criticism did these very same people  level upon him for touting that success?

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4 Comments to “GOP Campaign Distaste over bin Laden Mission Success”

  1. President Obama should taut his success. On the other hand, saying Mitt Romney wouldn’t have done that is a stretch because we don’t know, so personally, I wish that aspect would have been untouched. As for the GOP, if they were only smart enough to say, “Well done Mr. President, now what about the economy?” … but oh no … they want to cry foul, cheap shot, and whatever else.

    • “saying Mitt Romney wouldn’t have done that is a stretch because we don’t know, so personally, ”

      I think Obama was pointing to Romney’s indeciveness…i.e. his flip flopping. He can’t seem to hold himself to any convictions so what would make anyone think he could make the tough decisions. I’d say that’s what the President was getting at.

      “As for the GOP, if they were only smart enough to say, “Well done Mr. President, now what about the economy?” ”

      That would show a level of professionalism they have been lacking for some time now. But yea, instead of saying, “He didn’t do it, the Seals did!” Well yeah but you could say the samething for Bush touting the Saddam capture but they didn’t. He can tout it, he was the one who kept the pressure going on the search and he was the one who made the decision that could have ended his WH residency. I’d say Romney would have been more hesitant on that one given his past behavior.

      • I’m still going to take the high road on what would Mitt do – I don’t appreciate his cheap shot on President Carter. Meanwhile, President Obama has MUCH to pick from about Romney flip-flops, and which makes speculation even worse.

        As for the GOP response, it shows how lost they are and oh how they forget the Bush years.

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