How can a President be so politically tone deaf?
Barack Obama’s “I Shot Bin Laden!” ad might be the worst political move he’s ever made. It tops the list because, unlike his many other foul-ups (50 percent structural youth unemployment, skyrocketing debt, supporting post-birth abortion),
this is a rare example of him getting something completely right and
then turning it into something horribly wrong. The man is so politically
tone deaf he makes Joe Biden look like Machiavelli.
The ad features Bill Clinton celebrating Obama’s decision to send in the SEALs and kill Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011.
“Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there and it hadn't been bin
Laden?” says Bill. “Suppose they'd been captured or killed. The downside
would have been horrible for him, but … he took the harder and the more
honourable path and the one that produced, in my opinion, the best
result.” A question then flashes up on the screen that asks, “Which path
would Mitt Romney have taken?” The ad reminds viewers that Romney once
opined that, “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions
of dollars just trying to catch one person.” The implication is obvious:
Obama killed bin Laden and is a hero; Romney didn’t think it was worth
chasing the terrorist and is a girly-man unworthy of the presidency.
But Obama made a big mistake when he took an unreservedly good decision
and tried to spin it into an attack on Romney. For starters, no one
seriously thinks that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have greenlit the raid on bin
Laden’s compound – as Mitt said, “even Jimmy Carter would have given that order.”
I am one who believes bin Laden died in our first attack after the towers. I am one who believes he was no more danger to us. I am one who believes this was a political stunt, that it wasn't bin Laden who was dumped in the sea - if, indeed, ANY body was dumped in the sea. I believe it is all flim-flam, a distraction, a pearl in Obama's mind amidst the flotsam that normally resides there. A community organizer, AKA public agitator, does not get my trust or my respect when everything about him is secret and suspect and when there was no rationale for his gaining the Presidency.
I think our President is a little scam artist who lies when the truth would serve him better and who is a bitter, bitter person about something in life. He projects that bitterness into every aspect of his Presidency and it shows. He's unable to hide it, or thinks he is so kingly there is no need to hide it.
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