Quote of the Day

“To rid the world of Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and Moammar Qaddafi within six months: if Obama were a Republican, he’d be on Mount Rushmore by now.” Andrew Sullivan

Instead, he's in jeopardy of losing to a second-rate Republican who's running on a platform of ideas that caused many of the problems he's been systematically trying to solve.

  • Chachizel

    Honestly, this should be at least the “Quote of the WEEK.” It is absolutely true. If Bush had even a fraction of this foreign policy success, we would have been exposed even more to his goofy cowboy grin and face…ad nauseum. This President is WAY too classy to strut and brag that way…though I hope he does at least a little for campaign 2012

  • And today: total drawdown of troops in Iraq by end of year. 3 years to undo a mess Bush made in 5. Not bad.

  • Did you see Jon Stewart’s take on it last night? He skewers Republicans and Fox News for not giving the President any credit whatsoever.

    And more evidence of a non-liberal media bias….on Yahoo News, what do I see first off? A link to a story about how much money Pres. Obama spent in Libya….not how much money and lives he saved, but how much he spent. Link titles to articles: “$1 billion, one dictator”, “Pricetag for killing Qaddafi”, etc. Of course the story is from the National Journal, from Atlantic Media which claims to be “non-partisan”.

    • holyreality

      A lousy billion for one dictator is remarkably frugal, something the GOPers would prize, except it is Obama after all.

      President Obama could tell Perry he has a nice smile, and TPers would applaud him knocking his teeth out to prove the black man wrong.

  • Robert Scalzi

    Another example of why you should Never Overestimate the Intelligence of the American public…..

    • jmby

      Was just wondering where you were. I hadn’t seen a post by you in some time.

      And I second that thought.

      • Robert Scalzi

        Anger management sessions… ; )

  • mikecz

    Who the fuck does this guy think he is. What, are we now just assassinating people if they don’t listen. Whether the GOP likes his behavior or not, really doesn’t matter, they just disagree with everything he does, shocker.


    The real surprise comes from the liberal side, I would’ve bet these actions would be criticized. Gotta admit Bush would be destroyed in the media from the left if the same happened. Why is this a “good” thing for the left and his base?

    • mrbrink

      You completely ignore Reagan/Bush foreign policy. We do things differently now.

      Aiding and abetting democratic uprisings is why right wing conservatives hate France to this day. I’m sure of it.

    • I don’t understand what you mean by, “Who the fuck does this guy think he is. What, are we now just assassinating people if they don’t listen.”

      We didn’t assassinate Qaddafi, his own people did. Besides, the U.S. has been targeting and killing people since forever….the fact that we’re going after heads of state, instead of just no-names is sort of new.

      It’s a win because Bush took us into the Middle Eastern Quagmire and cost us $1 trillion, several thousands of soldiers, several hundred, thousands of civilians to get Saddam and Osama, and ruined a lot of good will in the Middle East. Libya is a bargain in contrast. Cynical POV definitely but it’s also pragmatic and Pres. O has always been a pragmatic progressive.

    • drsquid

      Ah, yes, a Saint Moammar firebagger troll looking for anything to go against PBO, to the degree of aligning with the fascist-leaning Daily Mail.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I thought 2004 was proof that we’d slipped into an Orwellian nightmare. 2006 and 2008 provided a temporary reprieve. 2012 will be the end of all hope.

    • Actually, I thought 2000, with the imported fascist thugs sent to Florida polling places, and then, the appointment of a president by SCOTUS……… I saw that year as the beginning of the Orwellian nightmare.

      2012 looks bleak right now, but we have to keep plugging away, keep the hope alive.

      Giving up is not an option.

    • ranger11

      Obama’s gonna win. All I know is if I was a Republican I wouldn’t be all that confident. Romney’s not that likeable. He’s no Reagan or Clinton in this re-election scenario.

      • D_C_Wilson

        Keep in mind that, while everyone else’s poll numbers have gone up and down, Romney’s hasn’t budged one bit since the debates began. Three out of four republicans simply don’t like him and don’t seem really interested in changing their minds.

        The magic underwear thing is going to be a deal breaker for too many republicans. Even if he does get the nomination, I would not be the least bit surprised if Jesus tells someone like Bachmann or Perry to run as a third party candidate.

        • ranger11

          Then it will be even less difficult for Obama with a split party. Obama is no Carter or H.W. Bush. I sense more strength in his candidacy than theirs.

  • mrbrink

    Tomorrow’s headline:

    “Obama Thwarts Rapture Despite GOP Filibuster– President’s Approval Rating Sinks To New Low.”

  • missliberties

    The media reporting on the successes of the Obama administration has been abysmal.

  • Ned F

    Being a Democrat automatically disqualifies him from recognition. Obama could tear off his shirt, strap on a bandoleer, wrap a bandanna around his head and snipe all of Al Qaeda and still not be considered legitimate.

    • Ned F

      Hmmm, wait a minute, GW put on a flight suit and flew onto an aircraft carrier, that seemed to work,…oh never mind.

    • Not true. It is that he is a black man. Not that he is a Democrat.

      Yeah, it really is that pathetic.

      • laddieluv

        Dingdingdingdingding. We have a winner.

      • missliberties

        It’s both.

        • Yes, but I think what we’re seeing with this president is unprecedented in our history. There is only one possible explanation for that.

          So, yeah, it’s both, but tilted far more toward the color of his skin than the political party to which he belongs.

          • missliberties

            The politics of race have definitely permeated much of the obstruction, imho. And sadly we see it on the left as well. 🙁

            Even more fascinating to me, is the politics of race within the black community itself, and what it means to be an ‘authentic black man’, and all the stereotypes in the black community.

            It’s crazy that Obama was supposedly too black to be elected, and at the same time not black enough to be elected.

      • holyreality

        You hit closer than you thought.

        Mount Rushmore represents white power in an unintended way. Officially honoring Presidents who fulfilled Manifest Destiny and expansion.

        The head sculptor had close ties with the Klan, and many Lakota see it as graffiti. So W (should) be on it, and Obama, never.

      • GrafZeppelin127

        Democrat first, black man second. Given the rhetoric of the GOP and its various fan clubs during the Bush years, no Democrat would ever be considered legitimate. The fact that he’s black is just seasoning for the hate stew.