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What’s the GOP Without bin Laden?

Posted on May 10, 2011
By Robert Scheer

Pity Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the Republican right wing led by the forlorn slate of candidates gearing up to challenge Barack Obama in the next presidential election.

They lost their cherished patriotism card as a means of deflecting attention from an economy that exploded on their watch. Beating up on Medicare won’t cut it as a platform when you don’t have the specter of Osama bin Laden to scare voters.

Unfortunately Obama, too, was quite willing to rush off to escalate unnecessary wars, as in the ramped-up conflict with the Taliban in Afghanistan, while bin Laden was being protected by our ally Pakistan.

But for the moment there is joy in witnessing the more zealous Republican hard-liners humbled by the success of a president they continuously derided as weak on defense.

There is no sane way for them to explain away how the brai


Added: May-11-2011 Occurred On: May-10-2011
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: obama, osama, GOP, patriotism card,
Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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