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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:28 PM
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Obama: Ask Osama If I’m An Appeaser
Source: TPM

At Wednesday’s Republican Jewish Coalition forum, the GOP candidates practically lined up to bash President Obama’s foreign policy, insinuating with various levels of subtlety that it amounted to appeasement.

A reporter asked President Obama for his reaction to that at this morning’s press conference, and Obama had some fighting words:

“Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top Al-Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement… or whoever’s left out there.”

Read more: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/obama-ask-osa...
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AmericaIsGreat Donating Member (611 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:32 PM
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1. I mean, I get it
But it'd be better if we had a president who could say, "Yeah, I engage in appeasement and I've kept us out of a couple of wars and saved us a few trillion doing it so suck on that, bitches."
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:11 PM
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:47 PM
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2. Good Christ, he's starting to sound like Bush
I'm glad OBL was taken out, but this kind of redneck macho posturing is just...ick.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:01 PM
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3. That seems to be a bit unfair.
We complain that President Obama doesn't trumpet his successes enough or defend his record strongly enough, but when he does, we classify it as posturing.

I'll have to respectfully disagree with your assessment.
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HighLowRoller87 Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:22 PM
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15. It's beyond unfair. I'm glad he did that and I hope he does it more often.
This man has the evidence to take these hypocritical RepubliCons to school. Now he must use it if he wants another term.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:54 PM
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:28 PM
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7. Black redneck?
Your comment is a bit much.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:00 PM
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12. No one said "black redneck" except for you.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 05:01 PM by Bucky
The poster clearly said "kind of redneck posturing". The meaning was clear. Your attempt to drag race into the discussion is sadly illiberal.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:30 AM
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33. "sadly illiberal." I thought you were ignoring me, Bucky
See you at the drag race.
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bpj62 Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:54 PM
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9. Posturing?
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 03:55 PM by bpj62
Facts are facts. Quietly and without much fanfare except in the case of OBL Obama has made sure that constant pressure has been put on the various factions of Alqeda throughout the world. The reporter asked a question that was unrelated to the press conference which was about the payroll tax extension. Obama let him have it. It isn't posturing and it sending a message to the conservatives that if you try to say that I am weak on foreign policy I will beat you over the head with OBL every time. Sometimes you have to punch the bully in the mouth.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:08 PM
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13. It was braggy. It was earned bragging, but still bragging.
Out of context, it can sound pretty tacky. In context, of course, he was doing a reality check on a bunch of conservative idiots who have trouble grasping this so-called reality thing. But the poster's reaction is reasonable. Liberals have a cultural preference for the "speak softly and carry a big stick" types.
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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:14 PM
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14. The question was out of context so he let 'em have it.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 05:15 PM by savalez
Perfectly stated on your part. I agree.
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:12 PM
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18. no, Bush said "i dont care about him". Pres Obama said "find him at all costs"
Its called a TRACK RECORD
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:19 PM
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19. On the merits you might be right
but I disagree.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:35 PM
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22. People always complain about the democrats never being tough enough.
Edited on Thu Dec-08-11 06:37 PM by BlueStater
Sad to say but a lot of American voters aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer. This stuff about him being an "appeaser" is as stupid as hell but a lot of idiots out there are dumb enough to believe it. I have nothing but admiration and respect for John Kerry but he made the mistake of not responding in 2004 and letting Bush and his goons define him. Would you rather have a bunch of GOP jerks define Obama with some moronic nonsense or would you rather him shut them up quickly with a strong response?
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:11 AM
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36. Mr. Obama is speaking their language. I hope he keeps it up.
n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:14 AM
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37. He sounded pretty fucking good to me
redneck or not the fact is Obama is not a puss. Get over it
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:10 PM
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4. Oh yeah! Suck on that chicken hawks. n/t
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:27 PM
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5. Oh brother.....
Yeah, we get it. You're no liberal pussy pacifist. Heaven forbid.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:28 PM
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6. Ask Wall Street if Obama is an appeaser. nm
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 03:49 PM
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8. You win that one
Trillions for financial terrorists, not one dime for the Muslim righteously aggrieved....
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:39 PM
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10. I dont want to win. nm
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 04:46 PM
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11. Not that one, anyway
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 05:29 PM
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16. Nobel Peace Prize winner brags of killing another human being.
And even the so called progressives line up to pat him on the back for it.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:24 PM
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21. That "human being" killed 3,000 Americans.
Fuck him.
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:53 PM
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29. Glad you support the new paradigm instituted by Bush, now being perfected by Obama.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:40 PM
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23. Osama bin Laden was NOT a human being
He was a degenerate monster.

Let's get that right quick.
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:54 PM
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30. Who are you to judge?
It's okay as long as "our guy" does it. What a hypocrite. Pathetic and sad.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:33 PM
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32. hahha, we judge all the time, fuck Osama , seriously, we shouldn't judge him?
hahahah.

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raouldukelives Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:21 PM
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20. Not to mention the women & children in drone strikes
They know he's tough as nails.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:12 PM
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26. yep....
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:55 PM
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31. yep...
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 06:55 PM
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25. sometimes Obama does Snark like no one else
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:34 PM
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27. This should be a bumper sticker.
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scentopine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 07:37 PM
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28. Meanwhile here at home, Obama cowers in corner while Wall Street terrorizes us every day -nt
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:33 AM
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35. LOL!


You wish!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 05:31 AM
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34. His facts trump the idiots who think they can call him an appeaser
Whether anyone likes what he does or not, he is definitely not an appeaser in international affairs. Romney's accusing him of being an appeaser is Idiocracy talk.

From the moment Obama gave the order to kill the Somali pirates in order to rescue the Captain of the highjacked ship he's been more than consistent in his pursuit of terrorists. While Bush and Cheney used terrorists to color code us into terrified compliance every time anyone came near to finding out the truth about their agenda, Obama makes sure they get dead.

So there's no similarities there.
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scentopine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:02 AM
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38. Agree - he has shown he will kill ten's of thousands or more in pursuit of secure oil for
US companies. Just another way citizens subsidize corporations. Bombs and billions of tax money continue the slaughter with most of the dead not knowing more than America as a huge buyer of opium products.

From off-shore drilling to weakened air pollution standards, to out sourcing valuable jobs and technology to Asia to executive salaries to tax breaks for millionaires, Obama get's it done for Wall Street.

Obama is macho man opening a can of whoop-ass on the most impoverished countries in the world? Here at home where it maters most, he is completely impotent.

When he takes down a crooked Wall Street bank like Goldman Sachs, I'll be impressed. Obama is more problem than solution.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:10 AM
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39. My view as well - I wish he'd fight as hard for the poor as he does for Wall St.
I know he has the ability to do so.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:11 PM
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41. I agree there - Geithner was a bad choice and only surrounding..
himself with Warren for a while showed any real fight for the 99%. As far as the comment on bin Laden goes, that is something that slaps the Repukes down, so why not use it. I think he has been over-aggressive at times with the drone strikes and the killing of an American citizen.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:06 AM
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40. " in pursuit of secure oil for US companies."
I would ask you to document that claim, but I expect I would get a reworked version of the same pathetic claim.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:46 PM
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42. That's a trick question, everyone knows Obama only appeases republicans...
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 02:50 PM by truebrit71
...and their radical right-wing agenda. Oh, and Wall Street and Big Oil etc etc....But other than that he doesn't appease anyone..
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