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Since the Christmas Day attempted terrorist attack by the underpants bomb guy, Republicans have been doing everything they can to politicize the event. Even Darth Cheney has gotten into the act. Fortunately, with the holiday week, any news (or manufactured news) has a fairly difficult time breaking through to the general public. Even me, a political blogger, missed the buzz for quite a while. Sue me, I'm on vacation.
Anyway, one of the several problems liberals have with President Obama and Democrats in general is the lack of fight they have in them. Fighting back against incoherent faux outrage should be super, super easy. You don't even need Aaron Sorkin to come up with counter attacks to stuff this easy. Republicans live and breathe political opportunism, and are usually heedless of facts, even easily proven video and audio of themselves saying exactly the opposite of what they are now saying. Democrats don't have to do that in this (or most) cases. They can just bring out the truth hammer and swing the damned thing. But they often don't. Thankfully, there is finally a response from the White House on at least this one issue.
The Same Old Washington Blame Game
There has been a lot of discussion online and in the mainstream media about our response to various critics of the President, specifically former Vice President Cheney, who have been coming out of the woodwork since the incident on Christmas Day. I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, but it is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the Administration than condemning the attackers. Unfortunately too many are engaged in the typical Washington game of pointing fingers and making political hay, instead of working together to find solutions to make our country safer. . .
Read more at: The White House Blog