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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:29 AM

It may have not been the best moment for Pres. Obama?

OK, maybe Pres. Obama should have foregone the baseball game and flown back to the U.S. after the news of the bombing? I get it! And maybe he should receive some backlash for not coming back? I get it! But what I don't get! Why did these same people who criticized Pres. Obama, but never criticized Pres. Reagan for waiting to response to the Marine barracks bombing until he returned back from vacation? Or why they never criticized Pres. Geo. W. Bush for saying mission accomplished on a Navy ship, when we all knew that it was never accomplished? I could go on, but I am not here to jump on any bandwagon. No matter what Pres. Obama does, they will say it is wrong.

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Reply It may have not been the best moment for Pres. Obama? (Original post)
imanamerican63 Mar 2016 OP
giftedgirl77 Mar 2016 #1
ejbr Mar 2016 #9
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2016 #19
BeyondGeography Mar 2016 #2
rjsquirrel Mar 2016 #3
Vinca Mar 2016 #4
Human101948 Mar 2016 #13
FSogol Mar 2016 #18
eShirl Mar 2016 #5
TNNurse Mar 2016 #8
trumad Mar 2016 #6
jalan48 Mar 2016 #7
spanone Mar 2016 #10
Liberalagogo Mar 2016 #11
catbyte Mar 2016 #14
Cryptoad Mar 2016 #12
MidwestTech Mar 2016 #17
imanamerican63 Mar 2016 #31
Lucinda Mar 2016 #15
asiliveandbreathe Mar 2016 #24
Jitter65 Mar 2016 #16
B Calm Mar 2016 #20
LS_Editor Mar 2016 #21
Paladin Mar 2016 #22
DUbeornot2be Mar 2016 #27
Paladin Mar 2016 #29
DUbeornot2be Mar 2016 #35
zentrum Mar 2016 #23
lpbk2713 Mar 2016 #25
asiliveandbreathe Mar 2016 #26
Person 2713 Mar 2016 #28
imanamerican63 Mar 2016 #33
alarimer Mar 2016 #30
lpbk2713 Mar 2016 #32
underahedgerow Mar 2016 #34
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2016 #36
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2016 #37
Hekate Mar 2016 #38

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:46 AM

1. This is dumb, the damn bombing didn't happen on our soil why should

 

Pres O have any involvement what so ever. Not to mention he can work anywhere. Other than a phone call what else would he need to do?

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:07 AM

9. +1 n/t

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:03 AM

19. +2

Exactly!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:46 AM

2. Wtf was he going to accomplish in Washington?

Don't buy into the bullshit. The Belgians were able to solve the crime the same day even with Obama attending a baseball game. He also managed to deliver a speech that will forever resonate in Cuba, which none of the MSM paid attention to as they were too busy marinating themselves in the latest GOP-supplied O-sux talking points.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:49 AM

3. Only if you worship

 

at the altar of the War on Terror.

Otherwise, Europe had a mass killing. So sad. We have a lot of them too. I don't see European leaders canceling meetings because of Sandy Hook.

Proud of the president. The best way to fuck with terrorists is to downplay all the drama and try to go on living.

But if you hate him you will always find a reason he did something wrong. Passive aggressive question mark at the end and all.

Damn good moment for President Obama. Don't give in to the panic and fear the right wants to stoke.

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:50 AM

4. Exactly. A huge reaction is what ISIS is looking for.

It's bad enough all the news networks go into 24/7 coverage of them.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:24 AM

13. That's why ISIS loves the Republicans...

 

They can always count on an overreaction.

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Response to rjsquirrel (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:42 AM

18. +1 Well said. n/t

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:26 AM

5. How dare he not fly to Washington during this Major Ratings Event!

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Response to eShirl (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:01 AM

8. Rating event for whom????

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:30 AM

6. Yeah...making history is not a good thing.

 

He should have knee-jerked, fly home and address the terrified nation. He should have launched Cruise missles somewhere and killed a lot of Browns.

Just really more stupid Right wing horseshit.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:49 AM

7. Manipulation of public opinion?

It seems that's part of how things are done.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:08 AM

10. they hate him. that's the truth. racism is irrational.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:10 AM

11. Not to mention...

 

Sitting on your ass reading "My Pet Goat" while your OWN country is being attacked on its OWN soil.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:28 AM

14. No kidding.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:16 AM

12. Another RW attack of the President on DU

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:39 AM

17. Are you referring to another OP?

I'm confused by your post.
The OP here is clearly in support of our president carrying on.
What happened in Belgium is tragic, but not our immediate problem (fault yes). What else should he have done?
Flying to Cuba, opening communication, trade, etc and possibly creating another ally is always preferable to creating more enemies.

sorry for rambling, I haven't had my coffee yet

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:41 PM

31. I am sure not a right winger, I purely pointing out what people on both sides have said about this!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:30 AM

15. I think his comments here were spot on:

More HERE

"..."It's always a challenge when you have a terrorist attack anywhere in the world. Particularly in this age of 24/7 news coverage, you want to be respectful and understand the gravity of the situation. But the whole premise of terrorism is to try to disrupt people's ordinary lives. And one of my most powerful memories, and one of my proudest moments as president, was watching Boston respond after the marathon. And when Ortiz went out and said, probably the only time that America didn't have a problem with somebody cursing on live TV, was when he talked about Boston and how strong it was and that it was not going to be intimidated. And that is the kind of resilience and kind of strength that we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists. They cannot defeat America. They don't produce anything. They don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of Muslims or the vast majority of people around the world. What they can do is scare and make people afraid. And disrupt our daily lives and divide us. And as long as we don't allow that to happen, we're going to be OK..."

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:28 AM

24. Totally agree - I have also taken the liberty

of pulling the last few remarks and changed "they" to republicans -

They (republicans) cannot defeat America. They (republicans) don't produce anything. They (republicans) don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of Muslims or the vast majority of people around the world. What they (republicans) can do is scare and make people afraid. And disrupt our daily lives and divide us. And as long as we don't allow that to happen, we're going to be OK..."...

Get out the vote - republicans are simply haters....

Thank you Mr. President for all that you do...

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:34 AM

16. At this point, Obama accomplished at least 85% of what he wanted to do in office.

 

And in the face of unprecedented opposition and dirty politics. I think he has no "F- - ks" left about what people say about him. He knows the haters are going to smear his legacy no matter what. He knows the floodgates of investment money will flow creating jobs and more opportunities once he leaves office. He knows they were holding back on him...remember his "get in the game" speech to investors six years ago?

He is satisfied with his life and now all he has to do is love and protect his beautiful family and wait on those precious grandchildren that will surely be coming his way...if he allows Malia and Sasha to marry .
A more decent President we have never had in office except for maybe Carter.

Peace.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:08 AM

20. They can't stand it because Obama's approval ratings are up!

 

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:10 AM

21. It's not like he sat there while the country was under attack.

Holding a book.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:17 AM

22. Like The Rude Pundit says: Obama is out of fucks to give.

It's not as if his critics would heap praise on him if he rushed back to D.C. for some ceremonial crap about the Brussels tragedy. I love what he's accomplishing with Cuba.

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Response to DUbeornot2be (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:18 PM

29. Better watch out, now.

Ted Cruz may want to put you on his payroll.....

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:20 AM

23. ODS

Obama Derangement Syndrome.

They have it and they enjoy it.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:33 AM

25. The commanders in the field and at sea know what to do.




Obama has confidence in their ability. He knows when to stay
out of their way so they can get their job done effectively.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 09:37 AM

26. Yesterday hubby and I watched a ballgame with the President -

as so many did...It was wonderful...the cameras captured beautiful moments of unguarded emotion - Michele was so animated, so much fun - I thought Archer was eloquent in his interviews as he expressed his views and took us on a tour of Cuba...most enjoyable afternoon...

Turn the channel is what I say...life is too short to hate - that is why we are Democratic voters....

Not the best moment for the Prez?....oh, but it was! - The haters would have you believe otherwise....

Be well all...GET OUT THE VOTE!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:37 AM

28. Obama should have foregone the baseball game and flown back to the U.S.

You said you get it....what do you and others wish he would do once he returns ?

Asking, because I don't get it.

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Response to Person 2713 (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:45 PM

33. I am not knocking the POTUS, just putting into contexts of what people are saying.

He has plenty things to be proud of and will go down as a great president.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:22 PM

30. I was forced to listen to Fox News at lunch and they were pushing this hard.

All the Fox News babes were repeating this over and over again.

It was so stupid.

As an aside, why do businesses feel they should have Fox News on the TV? I'm inclined to not eat there again.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #30)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:44 PM

32. You should have noted your annoyance on your receipt.




The people making the decisions would have gotten the message.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:48 PM

34. Well, he's not running for re-election any time soon, so why does it even matter?

I don't get why those people have to continually bash Obama. One would think they have better things to do with their time. Or perhaps they don't, actually.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #34)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:02 PM

36. Because it still burns that that uppity black man served two terms as President...

with more of a mandate than their Bush baby could claim... even though he tried.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:03 PM

37. America was bombed yesterday??? I missed that. It must have been

wedged in between the attacks in Belgium... another country, which is not America...

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:39 PM

38. IOKYAR, but if you're Obama you should skedaddle for home.

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