Friday, May 4, 2012

The log in the eye

Since we've seen the 1 year anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death this week, there has been a lot of discussion on the topic. Mostly, however, the discussion has been about a political ad that the Obama campaign released that focuses on this major achievement. Republicans have been blasting Obama for what they perceive as turning a national victory into a political tool. The irony of this is that the GOP has been doing the same kind of politicization with a number of national incidents, in particular 9/11. Not only that, but if Obama had been a Republican, they would never stop praising him. As the link above notes, this is a strategy that has worked well for the GOP in the past: demonize the greatest success of their opponents. In this case, though, it's not John Kerry's medals; it's the death of America's most wanted terrorist. Let Obama stand on his successes and answer for his failures, just like anybody else.

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