Sunday, May 1, 2011

President Obama Took Out Osama Bin Laden: How will the Tea Party GOP Spin This Historic Event?

Osama bin Laden is dead. Dude was hiding in plain sight the whole time. Talk about playing the counter-intelligence game tight.

The saying used to be that politics stopped at the Atlantic and the Pacific. Since the election of President Obama the Republicans have thrown that rule out of the window. In this moment, I wonder if the Republican Tea Party GOP will revert to that old rubric as we work through just how the CIA, Delta Force, and Seal Team Six operators pulled this mission off.

Smart money says that the Right-wing will further embarrass themselves as they deny the President (and all of us) a collective rally around the flag moment.

Some scenarios and in progress thoughts on what the Tea Party GOP will do in the aftermath of Bin Laden's death.

1. The Tea Party GOP will say that it was actually Bush that set the wheels in motion to get Osama bin Laden--that Osama was killed under Obama's watch is just a coincidence.

2. The Right will suggest that Osama bin Laden was actually a figurehead at this point and his death means nothing.

3. Osama's death is a vindication of George Bush's misadventures in the Middle East. History will remember him well.

What other scenarios can you imagine? Will the Republicans deny America's first Black President this symbolic high point? Or will the Right and Conservatives act with some class and dignity in this moment?


Frank B said...

"Or will the Right and Conservatives act with some class and dignity in this moment?"

That's a rhetorical question, right? 'cause I think we all know the answer.

fred c said...

They certainly haven't shown any class in the comment sections of a couple of bone-top web-sites that I check.

xulon said...

Drudge Report observed that Obama's announcement came in the middle of Trump's Reality TeeVee show. Like the Birth certificate, the only reason he did this was to embarrass the Republicans.

xulon said...

I also see Rumsfeld praised Obama for "following Bush's lead", when Bush's lead was to ignore OBL and invade two countries which did not attack us.

John Kurman said...

Rumsfeld desperately needs to be a product tester for the latest generation of home rectum shredders. The only worhtwhile job for the criminally incompetent.

CareyCarey said...

Well, Chauncey, you know how this goes, "they" are going to do what they always do, period. And you mentioned Bush. Well...

Since I am not a fan of drive-by comments, I am, again, going to get my roll out.

OH NO! WHAT JUST HAPPENED!? UT OH, let's hurry back to the big event and all the big shots.

We'll pick up the action on the back stretch: Osama Bin Laden is out in front. OH NO, the oldest horse, George Bush, pulls up lame. The rest of the field continues down the back stretch. It's anybodies race and what a race it is! The crowd noise has reached a feverish pitch, no one is sitting down. Ladies and gentlemen, who would have thought it?

Bin Laden, wearing the colors of Afghanistan's flag, three stripes of black, red, and green, although a dark horse... was the odds on favorite. George Bush, having performed adequately (in the opinion of some) in seasons past, was allowed in the race on a special exemption. And Donald Trump bought his way in.


It's Bin Laden by a nose, Donald Trump's running second and the 100to 1 long shot, Barack Obama, trails the field. What a race!

It's Bin Laden, Donald Trump... Donald Trump, Bin Laden... they're heading for the wire. Wait, OMG, here comes Barrack Obama.

There was talk that he wouldn't be in the race... something about some papers, but here he comes blazing between horses. OOH NO, not again?! The crowd has gone wild, it's total mayhem... Bin Laden is down! I am reminded of Howard Cosell's best and most well know sports broadcast in history "DOWN GOES FRAZIER, DOWN GOES FRAZIER, DOWN GOES FRAZIER" . What a fight, what a slug fest... this has to be one of the most monumental moments in USA's political history? Wow, a "questioned" black man, a filthy rich white guy, and a ghost, it does not get any better than this.

Donald Trump takes a small lead, but now, without someone breaking his wind and smelling his breaking wind, he's beginning to huff and puff like a big bad wolf, instead of a strong and confident thoroughbred. He has been exposed. They're heading for the finish line...

CareyCarey said...


Barack Obama, riding the horse "Official Birth Certificate" pulls up beside the once pompous, blustery and cocksure Donald Trump and gives him a sly wink as he pulls ahead to win in a photo finish.

Damn, and what a finish it was. Who would have thought it? What a weekend to remember!?

Although our President is too classy a guy to say it, I will. And Muhammed Ali said it too, what about a time called now... "HE IS THE GREATEST!"

The slightly built black man with the hip walk and smooth talk, who many thought his campaign posturing of avoiding race and making Black issues marginal... closed the mouths of many that had lost a little faith in his leadership. Some said he lacked cahonnas and was afraid of speaking out against Donald Trump. But little did they know - he who laughs last - laughs best. Like a good general, Mr. Obama had a plan and didn't tell anyone until it was just the right time. Even the wise old owl Donald Trump didn't see what was coming. However, he should have asked who was coming to dinner, because as it turned out, he was the main course meal, not Sydney Poitier.

At the White House Correspondents Dinner, President Obama blistered Donald Trump with grace and dignity, while he kicked him in his air hole. Donald couldn't do a damn thing but sit there and look stupid. I sort of felt sorry for the guy because all the fancy dressed dignitaries, some of which were sitting right next to him, were laughing with wild unabashed freedom as they looked straight in the Donald Duck's face. It was brutal and funny as hell! I felt as if I was witnessing Richard Pryor when he ask Miss Rudolph to tell the monkey to take his dick out of his ear, and we all know what she said, "No Richard, The monkey lives here".

But wait, President Obama wasn't done. On Sunday, May 1st, 2011, he pulled out his big coup de gras. He told the world that Osama bin Laden had been captured and he was dead.

What a wonderful weekend, oh what a wonderful day. I don't know about the naysayers, but I know what some of the winners are saying, "lookout cruel world, but don't look now, we're full steam ahead to 2013. You don't need no ticket, just get on board the right train!"

Jon said...

Scenario #4. After secret negotiations, OBL is living in luxury on an island in the Pacific. He agreed to this so that Obama could take credit and help him win the next election. No one saw the body, right? This will be the next fodder for conspiracy theorists and tea baggers who will join forces or some shit like that.

MilesEllison said...

The demand will now switch from "show us the birth certificate" to "show us the body." The beat goes on.

Reggie said...

Who knows, maybe Donald Trump will take credit for this too?!?

Earlier today I heard a Republican politician congratulate President Bush for the killing; as if he weren't drunk off his ass in Crawford, Texas.

No matter what, there are going to be people that refuse to acknowledge the accomplishments of this president and his administration. There is no way to reason with them or even expect them to acknowledge common sense.

If you ask them, they'll swear up is down and the sky is red. Those people are going to believe whatever they want to believe.

It is what it is.

Plantsmantx said...

Here's one, from "Pam Atlas" Geller:

It is the height of hypocrisy and crass opportunism to draw out the release of the death photos so as to prolong the news cycle on the story and neglect the tornado ravaged parts of the country to instead campaign at Ground Zero on Thursday for an “O-victory lap” when it appears Obama had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the OBL operation.