Political Misdirection from The White House

Friday, May 04, 2012

Transcript

The big political story this week was an argument between the Obama and Romney campaigns about whether or not Romney would have killed Osama Bin Laden, were he president. As the New Yorker's John Cassidy observed, the argument was actually beside the point -- it was a piece of calculated political distraction by the White House. He explains to Bob how it worked, and what news we missed as a result.

Guests:

John Cassidy

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [3]

Frank from Germany - formerly lived in NJ

Here in Europe people find it quite distasteful how the Obama administration brags about how "Obama killed Osama".
And why does no ever question why they didn't manage to get Osama alive?

That of course would create another episode of the absurd charade that is going on Guantanamo right now:
There you have a bunch of guys on whom you don't have much incriminating evidence other than confessions obtained by "advanced interrogation techniques".

Fortunately everybody agreed to apply the time-tested soviet approach:
"Give them a fair trial and hang them afterwards."

May. 06 2012 04:01 PM
listener

The Obama administration has clearly went from one politically motivated and distracting phony crisis to the next on the tax payers dime and even a sympathetic media cannot ignore it any longer but apparently the Republican candidate is not permitted to defend himself and respond to the cheap insults from the President.
Romney's response seems to have finally forced the media to acknowledge the cynical manipulation tactics of the Obama administration if only to draw a bogus moral equivalence between the two campaigns.

This includes the media more concerned how the Romney couple spends their own money and not how the Obama couple is spending ours. This is year three of the "vortex of stupidity" from the media in their coverage of this President but the good news is that even they are getting bored with it.

May. 05 2012 12:11 PM
Sean

Romney and his campaign are hopelessly clueless.
Our party is doomed for 2012, as we couldn't have gotten stuck with a more pathetic candidate.
I hope my fellow Republicans have enough integrity to admit they were mistaken in NOT sticking by Ron Paul.

If we're smart, we'll stick Democrats with this lousy economy yet again and seal their fate.
Otherwise, Romney will seal ours, and it won't be pretty.

May. 05 2012 11:00 AM

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