Obama is trying to hang an award on his wall for the death of Osama Bin Laden. Thing is: It’s always struck me that ANY Commander In Chief would have given the thumbs up to an operation painstakingly planned by the U.S. special forces’ elite. Wouldn’t it have been a no-brainer? Wouldn’t Obama, who had zero military experience, have been dependent on his military advisers? Karl Rove writes:
As for the killing of Osama bin Laden, Mr. Obama did what virtually any commander in chief would have done in the same situation. Even President Bill Clinton says in the film “I hope that’s the call I would have made.” For this to be portrayed as the epic achievement of the first term tells you how bare the White House cupboards are.
The quote is from Rove’s WSJ op-ed, “‘The Road We’ve Traveled’ With Obama,” via Memeorandum.com. Rove critiques Obama’s “17-minute film, ‘The Road We’ve Traveled,’ that previews the Democratic general election narrative.”
Click here to watch all 17 (snore) minutes. Oh wait! First, grab a box of tissues! There’s a beautiful American flag at the beginning, waving above the frenzied crowd of Obamabots crying out for Barack.
The film is riddled with other inaccuracies and misleading claims. For example, the United Auto Workers may not have gotten “money” in the bailout, but as an unsecured creditor, the union received a 17.5% ownership interest in General Motors and 55% of Chrysler, while the companies’ bondholders got hosed.
The film asserts that the auto companies “repaid their loans.” But they still owe taxpayers $26.5 billion, and the Treasury Department’s latest report to Congress noted that nearly $24 billion of the bailout money is gone forever. …
This next instance fries me.
The film includes Mr. Obama’s 2008 claim that the death of his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, from cancer “could have been prevented” if only she “had good, consistent insurance.” But earlier this year, a biography of Dunham by Janny Scott, “A Singular Woman,” revealed that she had health insurance that covered most all her medical bills, leaving only a few hundred dollars a month in deductibles and uncovered costs. For misleading viewers, the Washington Post fact checker awarded this segment of the film “Three Pinocchios.” …
I cannot believe that Obama keeps dragging his dead mother out for every campaign.
Had he been a good son, he would have taken her insurance woes out of her hands and fought for her, while also helping pay for her expenses. After all, Obama already had a Harvard law degree and could have been earning big bucks at a law firm, making more than enough to give his mother freedom from financial worries during her illness. But no. He was too busy building a political resume and schmoozing with the ultra-left insider crowd in Chicago.
There’s no evidence — at least any that I’ve ever seen — that Obama lifted a finger to personally help his mother. All he does is use her as a campaign speech anecdote. For a health care bill that he farmed out to Congress to create. Speaking of which, Rove asserts:
Nothing is said about the centerpieces of last year’s State of the Union—green energy jobs (Solyndra anyone?) and high-speed rail (fizzled). Nada on the president’s promises about how ObamaCare would lower premiums and lower the deficit while allowing people to keep their existing coverage (all untrue).
Let your mom rest in peace, Barack, and stop digging her up every four years.
Get off your duff and get something done yourself. Oh, and quit claiming bragging rights for bin Laden’s death. We all know that the military and intelligence communities did all the planning and work.