Friday, January 8, 2010

Being Hypocritical VI

President Obama waited two days before addressing the American people in detail after the thwarted Christmas Day bombing.

Here is Rudy Guiliani's hypocrisy on CNN:

GIULIANI: I think the president has to make a major correction in the way he is dealing with terrorism because I think he has mishandled the situation. First of all, it was 10 days too late. This is something you react to immediately, not 10 days later after your vacation.The president of the United States, when there is a potential massive attack on this country, which is what this guy was going to do, should have been on top of this immediately, not 10 days later, 11 days later, 12 days later.

For your information, during the foiled shoe bomber incident President Bush was on vacation and he did not make a statement until six days later.

Here is Karl Rove, Senior Adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, on Fox New. He follows suit:

ROVE: Look, they woke him up immediately to tell him he won the Nobel Prize but couldn’t bother to interrupt his vacation for three hours to tell him a terrorist tried to bring down a plane on Christmas Day. And the President waits 72 hours before we hear from him, and it’s over 72 hours from the time of the incident to the time that the President spoke today, and then the President said some things that are simply not true.

Here is Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, on Fox News, denying that 911 happened on the former president's watch:

PERINO: We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.

I have sincerely tried to give these people the benefit of the doubt. But it is so difficult to continue to do so. Are they so foul and corrupt that they actually believe what they're saying? Or, do they simply not care about honesty as long as political points are gained?

8 comments:

zorro said...

"I have sincerely tried to give these people the benefit of the doubt. But it is so difficult to continue to do so. Are they so foul and corrupt that they actually believe what they're saying? Or, do they simply not care about honesty as long as political points are gained? "


I think they are just making political points, which in this case is not very patriotic.

Judith Ellis said...

Zorro - I think you're right and it's really shameful. I agree that it's also very unpatriotic indeed.

septembermom said...

When you bash the President, you bash our country. They should focus their comments on unifying the country and moving forward. It all seems kind of catty. I haven't used that word in ages :)

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - You're right about the bashing pf President Obama. This is precisely why I never bashed President Bush even when I vehemently disagreed with his policies. These guys are outright lying. This is incredibly disheartening and unethical.

Pamela said...

They may believe what they are saying, but the real reason is they want the American people to believe what they are saying.

I think it shows a strong sense of leadership when our President is not so quick to speak un-informed.

Every opportunity they get over the next 2 years to attack the President they will.

In the meantime, let's see what positive contribution they make. I have a feeling it won't compare to all of their negativity.

JOHN O'LEARY said...

I just watched Liz Cheney on ABC's "This Week" refer to Harry Reid's remarks about Obama's candidacy as "racist." Even George Will thought that was a nutty observation! And Cheney thinks Reid is a "liberal elite"? Wow. Ya gotta' wonder if she believes what's coming out of her mouth.

Judith Ellis said...

"They may believe what they are saying, but the real reason is they want the American people to believe what they are saying."

Pam - Beautiful opening comment. It's so very true. I also wholeheartedly agree with these statements:

"Every opportunity they get over the next 2 years to attack the President they will.

"In the meantime, let's see what positive contribution they make. I have a feeling it won't compare to all of their negativity."

Thank you, my friend, for your clarity.

Judith Ellis said...

C'mon, John! Are you serious? Liz Cheney is the exact replica of the disgrace to the United States that has become her father.

Another point is that the Republican Party leadership has long used fear and scare tactics to win elections. Consider the Willie Horton and Swift Boat ads.

There is nothing new here really.