SEALs’ good name hijacked for political hackwork

Our fellow Americans at Fox News and at conservative political blogs around the country continue to be enthralled by a political group that calls itself OPSEC — short for operational security — and that is fronted by ex-Navy SEALs, among others.

OPSEC’s main message is two-fold: President Obama has taken much too much political credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, and has endangered troops and intelligence-gathering by talking too freely about how it was done. In expressing those concerns, the group claims to be absolutely nonpartisan.

“This issue is more than just politics,” as OPSEC founder and ex-SEAL Scott Taylor says. “Folks from this group, including me, have buried enough of our buddies.”

“Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden. America did,” another ex-SEAL, Ben Smith says in a highly sophisticated 22-minute video released by OPSEC. “We have become a political weapon. We are not.”

But you are wrong, Mr. Smith. That is precisely what you have become — a rather dull-edged political weapon, and no more than that — and you have done so by your own choice.

Taylor, for example, ran for Congress in 2010 in Virginia, losing in the Republican primary with just 8 percent of the vote. On his personal Facebook page, Smith has referred to Obama as “the Heir Communist-in-Chief Hussein Mao-Bama,” claiming that during his 2012 State of The Union Obama wore “some bad tan lotion because he looked like an old bruised Banana which made me think that Harry Belafonte was walking out to give his rendition of ‘Day-O’ before ‘ole’ suck and blow’ was to come out and enlighten us with his blasphemous spew.”

“You are an Imposter,” Smith wrote on another occasion. “You are a Muslim (Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor, Barry Soetoro), You are the Manchurian President and may you go back to the country you were born in when you are deposed you little, little man (and take all your communist sympathizers with you). You insult everything that was considered American. May you and your administration be a lesson to history and your posterity be lost to the rebirth of AMERICAN PATRIOTISM!”

To be blunt, these are not the words of a calm-minded nonpartisan military professional offering his expert judgment to the American people. They are the unhinged rantings of a racist zealot enlisted to serve as a frontman for the real money and brains behind the effort, whom OPSEC refuses to disclose.

One more thing: In my mind, any conversation about politicians shamelessly trying to horn in and take credit for military success should begin and end with one fellow in particular. You probably recognize him:

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As MC Hammer used to sing, “Can’t touch this.”

– Jay Bookman

642 comments Add your comment

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
12:47 pm

standing O, Jay!!

Mick

August 23rd, 2012
12:48 pm

Jay smacks the hornets nest – get ready…

They BOTH suck

August 23rd, 2012
12:48 pm

OPSEC certainly has the right to speak out even if they claim it is not of a partisan nature.

With that said, don’t count on a SVB type sinking of the President.

They BOTH suck

August 23rd, 2012
12:49 pm

excuse me

SBV not SVB

Mr. Snarky

August 23rd, 2012
12:50 pm

Apparently it doesn’t take much to put the apparatchiks at Fox News in your thrall.

Brad Steel

August 23rd, 2012
12:51 pm

“We have become a political weapon. We are not.”

That is some delicious irony.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
12:52 pm

“That is some delicious irony.”

seriously.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

Most SEALs are heroes.

This one should just keep trying to balance the beach ball on his nose.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

“OPSEC certainly has the right to speak out even if they claim it is not of a partisan nature.”

and we have the right to out them.

They BOTH suck

August 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

Jay

If I was betting on who the money man was for this org, I would say Rove has his hands somewhere.

The SBVs said they had no ties to any Republicans, etc and were just trying to get the message out. One of their largest backers ended up being one of the largest contributors to the Republican Party in Texas, to Bush’s campaigns for Governor and friend of you guess it, Karl Rove. But they had no ties to any Republicans, except for one directly working in the WH.

philosopher

August 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

I agree…standing O. Sing it loud and clear..it needs to be heard!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
12:55 pm

BTW – if you have a smartphone and want to know the details on who is behind the PAC ads you see on TV, there’s an app for that:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/08/super-pac-app-the-shazam-for-political-attack-ads/

They BOTH suck

August 23rd, 2012
12:55 pm

USinUK

Didn’t say or imply that in anyway

larry

August 23rd, 2012
12:57 pm

Ahhh, here comes the 2012 version of the swift boaters. Probably with the same person funding the operation.

The Repubs are in a desparate state resorting to this.

They probably will stage their own terriorist alert five days before the election on Faux News.

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
12:57 pm

Bush in the flight suit is still more appealing than Obama in anything. Period.

Pizzaman

August 23rd, 2012
12:58 pm

I wondered how long it would take the swiftboaters to re-brand themselves. BTW: Mr. Boone Pickens where is the million you promised in ‘04 to anyone proving a swiftboat lie? I proved it, you reneged. Of course, like most Republicans, your mostly mouth and little substance.

the cat

August 23rd, 2012
12:58 pm

Jay-blog post of the decade! Thank you for saying what needed saying.

Pizzaman

August 23rd, 2012
1:00 pm

FYI: I earned my Navy Wings. The guy in the picture didn’t!

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
1:00 pm

“Didn’t say or imply that in anyway”

I’m sorry – I lost you – what?

Fly-On-The-Wall

August 23rd, 2012
1:00 pm

These scumbags never stop. I can’t believe that they call themselves American – given how they speak about a duly elected President.

Get me Rex Kramer

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm

I agree that this campaign is not appropriate by the ex SEALs, but the leaks are ridiculous. Clearly there are issues within the White House staff, and their should be serious repercussions.

DannyX

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm

“They are the unhinged rantings of a racist zealot enlisted to serve as a frontman for the real money and brains behind the effort, whom OPSEC refuses to disclose.”

Just another example of “mainstream” Republicans, brought to you by their “mainstream” news network.

the cat

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm

In my opinion, they are all traitors and should be brought up on treasonous charges, stripped of all benefits, and their azzes sitting in jail awaiting trial.

Mick

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm

See, herein lies the frustration of all these cowards on the right; I think we can all agree that obama said he would go after bin laden when he campaigned, said he would invade a sovereign country to get bin laden, then when he became president he did exactly that. Bin laden is dead and obama gave the order while all his predessor gave us were hollow words and an unnecessary war of choice. The hit on bin laden should not be an issue in any universe, unless of course you are an al quida sympathizer…

kitty

August 23rd, 2012
1:04 pm

Boy, the loons are out in force, aren’t they? Love the picture of GI George BTW.

Doggone/GA

August 23rd, 2012
1:04 pm

“but the leaks are ridiculous. Clearly there are issues within the White House staff, and their should be serious repercussions”

Were you just as outraged by the leaks from the previous admin? Or any other admin, for that matter?

larry

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm

Mr. Boone Pickens where is the million you promised in ‘04 to anyone proving a swiftboat lie? I proved it, you reneged. Of course, like most Republicans, your mostly mouth and little substance.

Is this the same Boone Pickens who promised 4 years ago to help end our relience on foreign oil by investing in wind and natural gas technology, who did all the talk shows saying we cant drill our way out, is this the same guy of whom you speak?

JohnnyReb

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm

I see Obama’s pending defeat is getting to Jay.

RAMZAD

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm

Republicans are desperate! They just can’t find enough propaganda. They just can find enough politicians ready to do a trans-vaginal probe. They just can’t find enough ex-Seal trash to come
out with vitriol and hate. They just can;t find enough enough Rush Limbaughs to light crosses
on front lawns.

Republicans are as putrid as putrid gets.

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm

From previous topic:

@Adam

August 23rd, 2012
12:28 pm
Ahem: How about voter registration cards and car titles.

I’m reasonably sure that voter registration cards cannot be sold or are essentially worthless except to the individual they are for, but tell me about your car and I will consider your car title offer. Mine’s a 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT, clean title. You?

For such a bright [sic] guy one would think you would have picked up on the inference that surrendering your card would equate to tyou would stop voting. But I guess I gave you more credit than you worthiness demanded.

About the cars: All of mine have clear titles and instead of the Lexus; Honda; or Suburban, I will put up a 1990 Mazda Miata with 43,413 original miles. It is for sale by the way.

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:08 pm

IDIOT, thy name is RAMZAD.

larry

August 23rd, 2012
1:08 pm

Were you just as outraged by the leaks from the previous admin? Or any other admin, for that matter?

Of course not, Faux News told them not to be outraged by those, just these alleged leaks by this administration.

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:09 pm

RAMZAD, thy name is larry

Get me Rex Kramer

August 23rd, 2012
1:10 pm

I am outraged by leaks from any party. I agree that it is not just a dem issue. As a Republican, I thought the aircraft carrier landing by Bush was over the top.

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

August 23rd, 2012
1:10 pm

“but the leaks are ridiculous.”

oh

my

god

TELL me you were this outraged by the outing of a CIA agent in the previous white house

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:11 pm

I hear the voices. But I’m the decider!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 23rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Get me Rex Kramer

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm
I agree that this campaign is not appropriate by the ex SEALs, but the leaks are ridiculous. Clearly there are issues within the White House staff, and their should be serious repercussions.

Clearly? Ah nope

Bachmann may have justified Boehner’s faith in her abilities, but he wasn’t always so confident. When he appointed her to the committee last December, he made a special point of sitting Bachmann down to warn her that she could not let national secrets slip.
~Politico

The time frame is right and there certainly is motive….

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm

“A peeance, freeance Iraq should be at hand in just six months.”

–George W. Thomas Freidman Bush

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm

To be blunt, these are not the words of a calm-minded nonpartisan military professional offering his expert judgment to the American people. They are the unhinged rantings of a racist zealot enlisted to serve as a frontman for the real money and brains behind the effort, whom OPSEC refuses to disclose

Some crazies just want to be Obama-boaters wannabes. :D

(Off topic: A bunch of Bain documents have been leaked and published today…. we’ll have to see what is buried in those. Should be interesting the next few days)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the Left of me Jokers to the Right, here I am...

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm

JAY,

What is your point here? First Amendment…and they are retired so what’s the big story here? All US Gov’t regimes have WH leaks in this manner. Obama did make the call but he basically decided between a couple of options with recommendation from his trusted advisors…

Clinton destroyed our intelligence networks during his term.. It took 10+ years to rebuild it and President Trillions actually benefitted from repair taking place by prior administration…Obama shouldn’t be hogging the credit..they didn’t do it themselves, the government did..

Paddy O

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm

the malarkey shoveled by this unrepetent liberal should get him terminated. but, then again, maybe the AJC likes shrinking leadership. The main thrust of these guys is that NONE of us should know who offed Bin Laden. We have more information than we should. Bush flew fighter jets. How much time did Obama spend the military? Other than trying to herd cats in Chicago as a community organizer?

the cat

August 23rd, 2012
1:13 pm

Bachmann may have justified Boehner’s faith in her abilities, but he wasn’t always so confident. When he appointed her to the committee last December, he made a special point of sitting Bachmann down to warn her that she could not let national secrets slip.
~Politico

I wonder if she sat on boner’s lap.

Doggone/GA

August 23rd, 2012
1:13 pm

“I am outraged by leaks from any party. I agree that it is not just a dem issue”

And just how would you propose they be stopped? See, the whole point of a “leak” is that it’s not supposed to be done…but someone does it anyway. So how would YOU stop them?

Paul

August 23rd, 2012
1:13 pm

And now another SEAL has come out with a book about the raid. Apparently he was one of the first thru to the upper floor of the compound.

So much for charges it’s the Pres doesn’t care about OPSEC, Mr. Taylor.

JAY

Glad you’re back. You’ve just enough time to order this and have it delivered in time for Mrs. Bookman to do her Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday song to you.

http://tinyurl.com/8pvc7f7

emo

August 23rd, 2012
1:13 pm

Great post, RAMZAD. Keep ‘em coming.

larry

August 23rd, 2012
1:14 pm

RAMZAD, thy name is larry

Actually Ahem, you can just address me as larry, that is how i have posted on this blog since 2009.

I dont know who this RAMZAD person is. But if you want to disagree with me on a post , please address me as larry. Not by another name.

Thank you very much.

the cat

August 23rd, 2012
1:14 pm

paddyo-can you prove bush flew anything at all?

King of Everything

August 23rd, 2012
1:14 pm

Is this the same guy who admitted he’s a birther?

Paul

August 23rd, 2012
1:14 pm

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:14 pm

For those Romneyites pegging their fortunes to this latest iteration of the old Sh-t Float Liars’ campaign of 2004–you might want to recall that even with all the gullible press coverage of those a-holes’ claims, it STILL came down to one state.

You won’t be getting anything like that sort of media mileage from these dolts. There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee…

Paddy O

August 23rd, 2012
1:15 pm

these guys are retired. they have freedom of speech. inconvenient truth about the profound level ineptitude in the Obama admin (how do you allow a PFC to pilfer so many top secret diplomatic cables? Hillary, were you asleep at the wheel?). obama used the active duty seals as political fodder.

SoGaVet

August 23rd, 2012
1:15 pm

Mission accomplished, Jay!

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:16 pm

Pizzaman

August 23rd, 2012
1:00 pm

FYI: I earned my Navy Wings. The guy in the picture didn’t!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

you aren’t too bright are you Pizzaguy? that guy in the picture isn’t wearing Navy Wings. Try again.

Or better yet, don’t let the truth stop you from a good nonsensical rant………

Joseph

August 23rd, 2012
1:17 pm

Why do you want to slime American hero’s Jay.. Thats sad…

King of Everything

August 23rd, 2012
1:17 pm

I find it hard to accept these people really believe the non-sense that comes out of their heads.

Get me Rex Kramer

August 23rd, 2012
1:17 pm

Doggone/GA. I don’t know how you stop them, because people in both parties are politcal animals out for their own survival. It would require policing themselves, which will never happen.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the Left of me Jokers to the Right, here I am...

August 23rd, 2012
1:18 pm

RAMZAD,

To be fair, your guy’s campaign is 100% focused on fear and smear without any substance. What we have learned is that Biden in no way, shape or form could handle presidency. BO makes all his voting blocks victims and then claims he can heal them all. Other than that, he simply takes all his talking points far from context and smears the other side…with his record, I guess I can’t blame him.

Of course, Romney promising 12 million jobs is akin to Obama cutting the deficit in half and taking control of the DC agenda from the lobbyists…

Do you and other red and blue sheep really think anything is going to change regardless of who occupies WH?

weetamoe

August 23rd, 2012
1:18 pm

Bush flew his own plane. Obama blows his own horn. Swiftboating is just another name for truth-telling. Those grudges must be about to suffocate after being held for so long.. Why don’t you guys set them free? You will then be able to discuss–maybe you will then be able to discuss– something more substantive than the same old same old.

Paddy O

August 23rd, 2012
1:18 pm

the cat – you like censorship? or violating fellow citizens’ freedom of speech? you are kidding right? military records show he flew what I believe was an F-105. but then again, the delusional left enjoys being gullible.

That Black Guy

August 23rd, 2012
1:20 pm

the cat

August 23rd, 2012
1:01 pm
In my opinion, they are all traitors and should be brought up on treasonous charges, stripped of all benefits, and their azzes sitting in jail awaiting trial.
_________________________________________
Do you feel the same about any of these guys?

Iraq Veterans Against the War Calls for Prosecution of Bush …
Former Marines/veterans against Bush. – tribe.net

http://www.google.com/search?q=veterans+against+bush&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&safe=active

Paddy O

August 23rd, 2012
1:20 pm

larry – the outing of valerie plume was profoundly disturbing. heck, the entire invasion of Iraq and the notion of pre-emptive war was exceptionally dangerous. but, does the ineptitude of the previous admin give Obama a free card? hubris or blind allegiance.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the Left of me Jokers to the Right, here I am...

August 23rd, 2012
1:21 pm

STANDS,

Do you really believe that President Trillions campaign promulgates less lies that the GOP?

I’d say it’s tit for tat…

RB from Gwinnett

August 23rd, 2012
1:23 pm

Jay,  I like how you quote a bunch of stuff that’s supposed to be on some guys facebook page and don’t dispute anything that’s actually in the ad. 
 
And how your sheep bought it hook line and sinker.
 
I wonder if the guy made anybodys wife die of cancer too?!!!

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 23rd, 2012
1:23 pm

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the Left of me Jokers to the Right, here I am…

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm
JAY,

Clinton destroyed our intelligence networks during his term..

got anything to back that up cuz I for one ain’t buying it

TaxPayer

August 23rd, 2012
1:23 pm

I read an article the other day about how the military was struggling with a rise in its ranks of the neo-nazi scum because they were being prompted to enlist in order to learn how to fight. Has this Smith guy been checked for tatoos.

Then again, has anyone checked this veteran for bullets lodged between his ears or for signs of some really serious brain trauma. And to think that Republicans want to cut veteran’s health care. This guy needs some serious help of the mental variety.

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:23 pm

Again we have a nonsensical topic. I mean I never heard of this nutcase fringe group until Jay broguht them up, but then it doesn’t matter does it?

All that was needed was a “fresh topic” for the sheeple, left and right, to spew the same crap they have been spewing for weeks……..

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:24 pm

Granny Godzilla – Union Thugette

August 23rd, 2012
1:23 pm

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the Left of me Jokers to the Right, here I am…

August 23rd, 2012
1:12 pm
JAY,

Clinton destroyed our intelligence networks during his term..

got anything to back that up cuz I for one ain’t buying it
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

It wasn’t Clinton, it was Jiminy Carter.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

August 23rd, 2012
1:24 pm

Take it as you will…

“Some special operations officers say the activist veterans are breaking a sacred military creed: respect for the commander in chief.

“This is an unprofessional, shameful action on the part of the operators that appear in the video, period,” Army Special Forces Maj. Fernando Lujan wrote on his Facebook page, to a chorus of approval from colleagues.

A Green Beret who returned last year from Afghanistan, Lujan says that attaching the title of special operator with any political campaign is “in violation of everything we’ve been taught, and the opposite of what we should be doing, which is being quiet professionals.”

I had posted this from The Navy Times yesterday…thought you might would want to see it again. As with everything in life there are your “Nut jobs” and “Quiet professionals”…Your choice…

getalife

August 23rd, 2012
1:24 pm

ben is a birther kook and a horrible sore loser.

Paul beat me to the book.

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:25 pm

JohnnyReb

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm
I see Obama’s pending defeat is getting to Jay.

I had the same thought. And the scary part is that he just drives this short bus.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 23rd, 2012
1:25 pm

I’d say it’s tit for tat

I am still not sure what tat is….but I am willing to trade whatever amount of it I have for an appropriate amount of the other on the right party. :lol:

As for the false equivalence of “lies”… bull. But hey, nice try.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:27 pm

I’d say it’s tit for tat…

yeah yeah, you occupy that ignorant Matt-and-Trey universe that hopes to grab all the cheap thrills by supposedly going after both sides equally.

I get that. I just think it’s BS, and cowardly to boot.

getalife

August 23rd, 2012
1:27 pm

I think we need a book on the outrageous behavior from the right after the election of President Obama.

My friend from St. Simmons wants to call it “Unhinged”

After the book comes the movie so Hollywood can pay us.

getalife

August 23rd, 2012
1:28 pm

Oops Simon’s.

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:28 pm

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:25 pm

JohnnyReb

August 23rd, 2012
1:06 pm
I see Obama’s pending defeat is getting to Jay.

I had the same thought. And the scary part is that he just drives this short bus.
++++++++++++++++++++++

And yet you are a passenger usually riding in the front seat next to JohnnyReb lol.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 23rd, 2012
1:29 pm

Fred, how dare you call me sheeple….. why out here on my pasture, them’s fighting words. ;) :lol:

TaxPayer

August 23rd, 2012
1:29 pm

And let us not forget the grandstanding by Romney and Ryan when they paraded off the USS Wisconsin as though they had served or something. That was truly shameless.

Madmax

August 23rd, 2012
1:29 pm

Our fellow Americans at Fox News and at conservative political blogs around the country continue to be enthralled by a political group that calls itself OPSEC

Enthralled – really? I listen to Bennett, Medved and Hewitt fairly regularly and I think maybe Hewitt mentioned them once and I believe Bennett put them down so I wouldn’t go so far as saying conservative talk radio has embraced them. I don’t do any of the news stations beyond local because they all have their preconcieved agendas so I can’t comment on Fox news.

Adam

August 23rd, 2012
1:29 pm

Hilarious.

So, for all the people on here who either want to credit Bush or the SEALs for killing Osama bin Laden, but deny that to Obama…..

Does that mean you will credit Clinton or the troops for capturing Saddam, and not give that credit to Bush?

I await your response :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:29 pm

does the ineptitude of the previous admin give Obama a free card?

Does being afflicted with a bad case of faux naivete give one the right to build straw men?

Nobody I know who posts here with any regularity gives Obama a “free card.” Virtually everyone–ok, maybe not “getalife,” but just about everyone–from the left has some issues with his Administration and will be happy to discuss them when appropriate.

getalife

August 23rd, 2012
1:30 pm

One thing these birthers left out is the focus on aq by our President.

Mr_B

August 23rd, 2012
1:30 pm

Tat :( v) To make lace in a manner similar to crocheting.

Happy to be of help.

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:31 pm

I mean I never heard of this nutcase fringe group until Jay broguht them up

ah. I see you must scroll past Scout/0311’s posts…

Adam

August 23rd, 2012
1:31 pm

Fred: Again we have a nonsensical topic. I mean I never heard of this nutcase fringe group until Jay broguht them up

That’s because you’re not in the right wing bubble and you don’t generally visit their internet congregations. If you had, you would know that Fast and Furious was OMG IMPEACHABLE and that really, Obama is from outer space. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mr_B

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

How’d the frowny get there? Supposed to just be an open parenthesis!

Grasshopper

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

“OPSEC’s main message is two-fold: President Obama has taken much too much political credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, and has endangered troops and intelligence-gathering by talking too freely about how it was done. In expressing those concerns, the group claims to be absolutely nonpartisan.”

Jay, you have problems with the messenger but no denial of the message?

Recon 0311 2533

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

OPSEC, is comprised of former military special ops and former CIA. They have as much right as anyone and perhaps even more to speak their views on the Obama administrations shameless leaking of classified information and the attempts to use the OBL take down for political advantage. The military by and large hasn’t much regard for Obama, but outside of the military both active and retired this effort won’t make much different as these are voters that would have gone Republican anyway.

Adam

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

Fred: Oh, I forgot. If you live in the bubble, Obama can’t run on his record and will surely lose in November because “everyone I talk to” is not voting for him.

getalife

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

“Nobody I know who posts here with any regularity gives Obama a “free card.” Virtually everyone–ok, maybe not “getalife,”

It is my patriotic duty to stand up for our President when both sides attack him.

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

Here Keep, have another salt lick lol.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

August 23rd, 2012
1:32 pm

Oh sure, Mr. B…. but you don’t provide an exchange rate. :P

Ahem

August 23rd, 2012
1:33 pm

@Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:28 pm

The role of a bus monitor is thankless, but necessary ;-)

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:33 pm

To make lace in a manner similar to crocheting.

Sounds like a terribly inequitable trade, then.

JohnnyReb

August 23rd, 2012
1:34 pm

I think Rush put it best today. America can withstand four more years of Obama. What is very questionable, can America withstand the people that would vote to continue Obama in office?

Adam

August 23rd, 2012
1:34 pm

Recon: shameless leaking of classified information and the attempts to use the OBL take down for political advantage.

Excuse me, but what did you call “You’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists”?

Mick

August 23rd, 2012
1:35 pm

fred

Please spare us your blues, cause if you can’t take the written jousting…why then stay out of the kitchen if its too hot…

Fred ™

August 23rd, 2012
1:35 pm

Nobody I know who posts here with any regularity gives Obama a “free card.” Virtually everyone–ok, maybe not “getalife,” but just about everyone–from the left has some issues with his Administration and will be happy to discuss them when appropriate.

You forgot Adam Kam. He hero worships Obama as well.

Southern Pride

August 23rd, 2012
1:35 pm

They’re doing the same thing that Obama is doing with the bin Laden killing, just not as subtly.

Erwin's cat

August 23rd, 2012
1:36 pm

the cat – In my opinion, they are all traitors and should be brought up on treasonous charges, stripped of all benefits, and their azzes sitting in jail awaiting trial.

so much for freedom of speech

stands for decibels (SfBA)

August 23rd, 2012
1:36 pm

Come on, getalife. Even you’ve got to admit Obama screwed the pooch on HAMP.

(and it breaks my heart that I have to link to the glibertarians at Reason to back this one up, but here goes)

http://reason.com/blog/2012/06/13/bloomberg-news-obama-shoulda-made-hamp-h