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Old 04-30-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Arianna Huffington, founder of the liberal leaning news site The Huffington Post, has criticized the Obama campaign for an ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have killed terrorism kingpin Osama bin Laden, calling the move "despicable."
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"I don't think there should be an ad about that," Huffington told "CBS This Morning" Monday. "I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job [with television specials]. All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do."
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Wow, is the liberal left even over Obama! I knew when he took a jab at the Huffington Post, it was on...lol.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:32 PM
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Funny how the cons always diss the HuffPo, until it says something they like!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Funny how the cons always diss the HuffPo, until it says something they like!
Equally funny how you never acknowledge ANY criticism of your boss Obama, no matter who makes it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:38 PM
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Equally funny how you never acknowledge ANY criticism of your boss Obama, no matter who makes it.
I think you are resonding to the wrong person.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Equally funny how you never acknowledge ANY criticism of your boss Obama, no matter who makes it.
I do. I just don't acknowledge it from people who insult the president on a consistent basis.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Killing Bin Laden was cowardly and off the mark....Right after 9 11 Saudi Arabia should have been invaded..if you are real you go to the source...right to the financiers - not the single fanatic..or the dumb goat herders with the Ak..

Bin Laden was not some evil king pin...He was a simpleton. And he was killed by another simpleton.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Oh sure invade Saudi Arabia, that's the ticket *rolleyes*

I think Huffington is trying to save Obama from himself. That's a dumb ad. I hope Team Obama continues with this approach because they're taking Obama's greatest accomplishment, and basically pimping it out for purposes of petty partisan points.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Funny how the cons always diss the HuffPo, until it says something they like!

Last person I heard 'dissing' the Huffington Post was Obama. Guess this is his payback.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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I've never dissed the Huffington Post, though I generally don't care for their slant. I do look at them from time to time though.
To be consistent, I have said through and through that the left should stop taking comments from Limbaugh, Beck, etc and acting like that somehow represents the average conservative (hint: it doesn't). So in keeping with that, I will say that just because Ariana Huffington (who I do actually respect) is not thrilled with Obama does not mean the left in general also feels that way.

I do agree wtih her on the ad though. I give Obama credit for finding Bin Laden, and I give him even more credit for adopting and expanding Bush's counterterrorism policies when faced with the choice between that and what he campaigned on. And I don't say that facetiously, I think people can grow in office and I think that's a good example of Obama doing so. But it goes back to the larger point about the ad - if Obama had ended the Bush counterterrorism policies like he sadi, we very likely would not have caught Bin Laden. But when faced with the choices, Obama made a very tough, very responsible decision. There is absolutely no telling what a prospective president would do if they actually had the CIA's intelligence at their disposal. And for that reason I try not to criticize any president on these issues too much because I simply don't know what kind of information they have that the rest of us don't
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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I've never dissed the Huffington Post, though I generally don't care for their slant. I do look at them from time to time though.
To be consistent, I have said through and through that the left should stop taking comments from Limbaugh, Beck, etc and acting like that somehow represents the average conservative (hint: it doesn't). So in keeping with that, I will say that just because Ariana Huffington (who I do actually respect) is not thrilled with Obama does not mean the left in general also feels that way.

I do agree wtih her on the ad though. I give Obama credit for finding Bin Laden, and I give him even more credit for adopting and expanding Bush's counterterrorism policies when faced with the choice between that and what he campaigned on. And I don't say that facetiously, I think people can grow in office and I think that's a good example of Obama doing so. But it goes back to the larger point about the ad - if Obama had ended the Bush counterterrorism policies like he sadi, we very likely would not have caught Bin Laden. But when faced with the choices, Obama made a very tough, very responsible decision. There is absolutely no telling what a prospective president would do if they actually had the CIA's intelligence at their disposal. And for that reason I try not to criticize any president on these issues too much because I simply don't know what kind of information they have that the rest of us don't
I wouldn't say he continued Bush's counter terrorism effort or he did it any differently than what he campaigned on. We moved in a different direction.

He did EXACTLY what he campaigned on. Took the fight away from Iraq, placed it back on Al Qaeda and going after OBL and even going into Pakistan if need be. Its something Obama campaigned on in 2008, and a position McCain, Romney and the GOP all criticized Obama on during that time.
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