02
May
11

okay, this made me smile

Yep, this sure is a bad day for the right wing media. Take GOPolitico. They clearly struggled to find someone with anything negative to say about the President today, so they settled for quoting Elliott Abrams, who served in foreign policy positions for Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

During the Reagan administration, Abrams gained notoriety for his involvement in controversial foreign policy decisions regarding Nicaragua and El Salvador … At the start of Bush’s second term, he was promoted … he was put in charge of promoting Bush’s strategy of advancing democracy abroad. His appointment was controversial due to his conviction in 1991 on two misdemeanor counts of unlawfully withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra Affair investigation (he was pardoned by President George H. W. Bush).

Today? One of Abrams’ criticisms of the President? His speech was delayed, maybe because he “belatedly discovered the need to brief Congressional leaders”.

Ah, you have to 😆


7 Responses to “okay, this made me smile”


  1. 1 GGail
    May 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    They’re grasping at straws. Hear that swirling sound??? It’s the Party of No going down the drain! HAhahahahahaha!

  2. 2 Dorothy Rissman
    May 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    That jackass! I think that is all I need to say.

  3. 3 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 2, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    IT MAKES ME SMILE…BTW…THERE WAS NOTHING TRUSTWORTHY THAT EVER CAME OUT OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONS…PLURAL USAGE HERE!

  4. 4 Suzanne
    May 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I just watched Brennan at the press conference. The President very wisely didn’t tell anyone except those that needed to know about the mission. Not even the Pakistani government. They didn’t know who was involved in hiding bin Laden and didn’t want any leaks anywhere else along the line. NOT THAT I THINK ANYONE IN CONGRESS HAS LOOSE LIPS OR ANYTHING!!! 🙂

    I’m more impressed than ever after hearing Brennan’s comments. I had a feeling he really likes the President, too.

    Wikipedia

    John O. Brennan (born September 22, 1955) is chief counterterrorism advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama; officially his title is Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to the President.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O._Brennan

    He came across to me as a very sharp guy and very pleased by the mission.

  5. 5 StR
    May 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Brief congressional leaders? The mission was top secret for 6 months, and the minute Congress starts getting briefed every talking head on television is being fed leaks left and right. Hell Susan Collins released an official statement before PBO even gave his remarks. Another knew Cantor had been briefed by VPB – I bet Biden didn’t leak that snippet.

    • 6 Theo67
      May 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      Yes – Congress can’t be trusted to retain classified info, especially when they can use it for political purposes. Even with regards to matters of national security.

      • 7 Sue in Minnesota
        May 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

        You would think that with national security matters, in the cases where individuals leak and make statements in advance of the President, punitive measures would be appropriate. Susan Collins statement ahead of the President, as example.


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