Skip to comments.Obama Spikes the Football:Invokes Laden death in Campaign Ad, Despite Pledging Not To Politicize
Posted on 04/29/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT by lbryce
President Obamas reelection campaign invokes the death of Osama bin Laden in a new web video, contradicting the presidents previous claim that he would not spike the football with respect to the terrorists demise.
The video uses footage of an interview with former president Bill Clinton from the pro-Obama propaganda film The Road Weve Traveled, and suggests that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would not have ordered the raid that killed bin Laden.
The commander-in-chief gets one chance to make the right decision, reads the text in the video. What path would Mitt Romney have taken?
Shortly following bin Ladens death in May 2011, Obama told CBSs Steve Kroft that his administration would not release photos of the dead terrorist because he did not believe in using the occasion to score political points.
You know, we dont trot out this stuff as trophies, Obama said. We dont need to spike the football.
In 2008, Obamas campaign criticized his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for trying to invoke bin Laden to score political points in a campaign advertisement.
We already have a President who plays the politics of fear, and we dont need another, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement responding to the ad.
The video is not the first instance of the Obama campaign attempting politicize bin Ladens death. Speaking to a crowd of supporters in New York City yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden implied that Romney would not have killed the 9-11 mastermind.
If you are looking for a bumper sticker to sum up how President Obama has handled what we inherited, its pretty simple: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive, Biden said, invoking the controversial auto-industry bailout.
You have to ask yourself, if governor Romney had been president, could he have used the same sloganin reverse? People are going to make that judgment.
The abhorrence, revulsion I have for Zero makes it difficult to watch this pusillanimous propaganda piece that would do Goebbels proud. The obsequious aggrandizement as Zero as military man, showing the President in deeply sober thought pondering the fate of the nation, having made the boldest of decisions to go after Bin Laden is nauseating,certainly. But it gets worse. Suddenly the video switches themes, does what is probably the cheapest, shameless thing I've seen in a political ad, pondering the question of what Romney would do regarding Bin Laden. Cheap. Shameless. Desperate. The point is while the death of Bin Laden was something all of us were happy to celebrate, it is not at all anywhere near the issues that concern everyday Americans. Obama might consider the killing of Bin Laden a major accomplishment but as far as his presidency is concerned there are no accomplishments otherwise to speak of. His total failure on the economy, economic issues, have been a total abject failure. Not to even mention his utter lack of leadership, the corruption, scandal after scandal, his very own questionable credentials for eligibility in any capacity as an American. And yet his campaign ad is all only about Bin Laden,
That's because he's got nothing else in which he can look to to show Americans why they ought to elect him.
But the piece de resistance that makes the ultimate irony of it all, one that makes the entire ad almost too surreal is to have the very man who made the killing of Bin Laden the very centerpiece of Obama's ad campaign narrate the ad.
Bill Clinton's pusillanimous leadership, his ineptitude as President, Commmander-in-Chief, joining the ranks of Democrats Carter, Obama as utter presidential failures for the numerous opportunities, instance after instance in which Clinton could have captured Bin Laden in relative ease, all makes for a campaign ad the very parody of itself.
It’s past the spiking the ball phase. I have him dancing in the end zone, and looking like a fool, much like a NFL player.
This is such an obvious act of shameless desperation that I take it as a sign that Ubama believes there is no way he can win in November, so he has decided to go the bat-sh*t insane route.
Meanwhile, the gutless wonder hands Chen Guangcheng over to the Butchers of Beijing as fast as his little lipsticked lips can squeal “uncle.”
What do you expect of someone who wants to bankrupt America?
This guy will do or say anything for power.
We all know whenever nobama’s or billie’s lips are moving truth is not eminating from them. They lie better than most rugs.
You have him dancing in the end zone looking like a fool, I have him girly spiking a football.
Yup....this guy is a fool chasing a fools dream. Besides, for some reason, I thought the SEAL’s got bin Laden.
To which I would add, after the spike, throwing the football into the cheap seats.
Romney should be commenting on everything Obama says or does
as quick and fast as he can. He should have a quick response to such nonsense.
But, was it the right decision? Killing the ring leader of 9-11 accomplished what? Did it bring back any of the 3,000 killed?
Of course we want to see justice, but was his killing justice? What were the other options for achieving justice? Bragging about killing one "bad" person does not seem to motivate. How effective was Bin Laden while he was on the run and in hiding? Did we need immediate action?
Remember at the beginning of the 2008 campaign. Obama pledged to take federal fund and forego private fundraising if the GOP candidate would do the same. McCain quickly announced he was going with the federal funds. Obama immediately announced he was foregoing the federal funding because he was afraid Republican allied special interest groups would outspend him. He then went on to raise $700 million on his own plus enjoy hundreds of millions of union and other special interest money spent on his behalf. McCain, limited to government money, was drowned out.
Obama will lie and continue to lie. Any man who covers up his past, has no reservations about distorting the truth to advance himself.
Yes killing bin Laden was justice, but the wannabe warrior/community organizer did not kill him, some real warrior did.
Valerie Jarrett did everything she could to prevent the attack on OBL. The One’s trophy photo in the Situation Room shows a jacket (borrowed?) tossed over a golf shirt. A lot of people deserve the credit, not BHO.
No Republican prresident in recent memory had the balls to do it. Neither does any Republican today.
Had Bush killed Osama, he would have not only forfeited re-election, but may have been impeached. The insane hysterical left would have trotted out every cliche in history to condemn him for doing so, and he was a political animal.
Communist ACLU would call for riots.
Amnesty International would Scream for impeachment as their collective heads explode.
Cruel and unusual punishment!!"
You get the picture.
Republicans were in a lose-lose position.
As if he had anything to do with it.
What a clown this guy is.
Well, even more, how important do you seriously think bin Laden was to terrorism overall? Do you think he really called the shots directly to raid ships, and end up charging us plenty of ransom money.
Put in mind also that despite the initial showing of the SEALS in killing the pirates at sea, the overall trend in pirate attacks on America and allies isn’t looking better...
WHo do you think is a bigger threat, the guys in Afghanistan, or the fact that American/European vessels are being captured, and getting hostages held for ransom by pirates. Someone can rant on and on about how he killed some grandmaster, but there is yet to show that bin Laden was anything more than some whacko cave preacher that terrorism can keep running along without him.
Osama bin Laden was an angry street/cave preacher. Abdul Omar did plenty of the real killing of our troops in Afghanistan, and he’s still out there. We needed someone to embody the enemy. bin Laden, as a sick, old, perverted man, was our chosen candidate.
bin Laden was pretty much left for dead by his own guys. I remember feeling angry when 9/11 first happened, but later on I came to realizations of facts like the fact that bin Laden was pretty much expendable as a drug lord, and believe me, like a drug lord, he will be replaced with a new face of terror soon enough.
“Bragging about killing one “bad” person does not seem to motivate. How effective was Bin Laden while he was on the run and in hiding? Did we need immediate action?”
Pretty much disposed of by al qaeda years before he was finally killed. You wonder sometimes why Omar, the CIC of the Taliban who actually is considered a military commander, is still out there. Or the fact that bin Laden was a guy on life support. Yeah, it sounds like such a novel achievement finding him. I doubt any of the nutcases who tried suicide bombings recently had any need whatsoever of a direct order from bin Laden, or anything remotely close to a military commander, to do the job themselves. We’ve got something that is pretty much not magically solveable in a wave of copycat radicals, all nutcases who simply sympathize with a cause.