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(Salon)   The new GOP super-secret "October Surprise" plan to defeat Obama is out and online. In true GOP fashion they fail at the whole "super-secret" part as well as the "surprise" part. Hey, at least it IS October   (salon.com) divider line 647
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2012-10-01 02:17:26 PM
They vastly overestimate their chances.
 
2012-10-01 02:18:37 PM
1. Smirk at dead Americans
2. Smirk harder
3. ?????????????
4. Inauguration
 
2012-10-01 02:22:07 PM
Somehow "chortling with glee" over the death of an American ambassador doesn't seem very Presidential to me.
 
2012-10-01 02:26:30 PM
Huh, get back to me on how that one works out for you. I'm going to suggest "not very well" or "not as well as you had hoped".
 
2012-10-01 02:28:55 PM
Yes. Let us discuss previous Presidents.
 
2012-10-01 02:29:23 PM
Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?
 
2012-10-01 02:29:35 PM
He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?
 
2012-10-01 02:31:53 PM
Gov. Romney, after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, I don't recall Al Gore, Bill Clinton, or any other Democrat calling a press conference to criticize President Bush and pour salt on the country's open wounds. I don't recall seeing anyone smiling that day. Maybe we were all thinking more about our country and the men and women we had just lost than our own selfish ambitions.
 
2012-10-01 02:33:05 PM
Of course, Romney won't say his source should he do this, which will let the Democrats create a narrative in which Romney, out of sheer desperation, lied to the American people and used the deaths of four people for his political benefit.
 
2012-10-01 02:38:46 PM

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


Seal Team 6, acting on retroactive orders from George W Bush, based on the policies of George W Bush, in whose name I swear.
 
2012-10-01 02:44:23 PM

Aarontology: Of course, Romney won't say his source should he do this, which will let the Democrats create a narrative in which Romney, out of sheer desperation, lied to the American people and used the deaths of four people for his political benefit.


Perhaps they could suggest that in Romney's desperation to appear Reaganesque he armed the people who attacked our consulate. If treason was enough to win one for the Gipper why not try it again?
 
2012-10-01 02:46:11 PM
i50.tinypic.com

yes, republicans, keep focused on foreign policy. it can only help you win in november.
 
2012-10-01 02:49:29 PM

TwoHead: Aarontology: Of course, Romney won't say his source should he do this, which will let the Democrats create a narrative in which Romney, out of sheer desperation, lied to the American people and used the deaths of four people for his political benefit.

Perhaps they could suggest that in Romney's desperation to appear Reaganesque he armed the people who attacked our consulate. If treason was enough to win one for the Gipper why not try it again?


Oh man. Can you imagine the craziness if that happened?
 
2012-10-01 02:50:20 PM

Frau Schadenfreude: They vastly overestimate their chances.


Perhaps it is you that are misunderestimating them.
 
2012-10-01 02:53:50 PM

GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?


No, that's not what it is. That's not what it is. Except, yes, that's exactly what it is.
 
2012-10-01 02:55:33 PM
So, they got nothing then?
 
2012-10-01 02:56:06 PM

DamnYankees: GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?

No, that's not what it is. That's not what it is. Except, yes, that's exactly what it is.


It is not currently necessary for us to Whip Inflation Now. We can Ford that stream when we come to it.
 
2012-10-01 02:57:11 PM
That is the best they can come up with? I almost feel sorry for our recently silent Fark Independents. Well I would if they weren't such tools.

Its just sad that this is considered a serious campaign.
 
2012-10-01 02:58:39 PM

NowhereMon: So, they got nothing then?


Well, they still have Mitt's list of memorized "zingers", so they...yeah they've got nothing.
 
2012-10-01 03:01:50 PM
"My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?
 
2012-10-01 03:15:18 PM
As we all know, there's nothing the GOP hates more than a president who fails to act on actionable intelligence regarding terrorist attacks on US soil.
 
2012-10-01 03:17:42 PM
www.wnd.com

Look at him. This is probably the same face he had when he ordered the weapons distributed outside the consulate.
 
2012-10-01 03:23:03 PM

Quasar: As we all know, there's nothing the GOP hates more than a president who fails to act on actionable intelligence regarding terrorist attacks on US soil.


whee!
 
2012-10-01 03:26:58 PM

FlashHarry: Quasar: As we all know, there's nothing the GOP hates more than a president who fails to act on actionable intelligence regarding terrorist attacks on US soil.

whee!


And we're off to the races!
 
2012-10-01 03:36:27 PM
So if I have this straight the POTUS has shown weakness in the Libya attacks because the administration did not call it terrorism for 8 days. Maybe the POTUS didn't have all the facts and did not want to make a statement. Or maybe just maybe they kept that card close to the vest. Why might they do that you ask? Well maybe, just maybe they knew it was terrorism and were/are planning on taking care of the threat and speaking about it publicly could jeopardize the mission. Presidents have this funny habit of keeping secrets about national security and military operations. If only we had some indication that was going on. Perhaps news reports 4 days after the attacks of the U.S. sending drones, Marines and CIA agents to the area. Link

It would be epic to see Rmoney play this card hard and heavy on the debate Wed night only to turn on the TV sometime next week to hear about a drone strike or ST6 raid that ended with the dead terrorist that pulled this off.

Now that my friends would be a true October surprise that makes they way Obama took the Donald down look like a tickling match.
 
2012-10-01 03:39:21 PM

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


And who is the other guy, who led the multi-decade effort that recently essentially wiped out one of the most devastating diseases in the entire African continent?
 
2012-10-01 03:41:57 PM

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.
 
2012-10-01 03:57:49 PM
If they had anything useful why would they be sitting on it at this point. Even if it's made up BS swiftboating it's better to get it into play now. They got nothing.
 
2012-10-01 04:16:31 PM
The source described the Republicans as chortling with glee that the Obama administration "definitely had intel" about the attack before it happened.


Dead Americans make us chortle with glee!
 
2012-10-01 04:18:04 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


SEAL Team 6.

0bambi had nothing to do with it.
 
2012-10-01 04:22:16 PM
CRY HAVOC! AND LET SLIP THE DERPS OF WAR!
 
2012-10-01 04:24:36 PM
Even the most jaded Liberal has to admit that this strategy is probably the best one the GOP has. Problem is, no one can ever be worse than Carter (talking about leadership abilities here, not about political positions). Carter was a lovable man who was too good for Washington. He was a man of integrity, and integrity and politics are at most times opposite of each other. Because of his kindness and his refusal to play the political game, he got his ass run over by everybody.
 
2012-10-01 04:25:34 PM

GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?


I HAD A WOOT CANAWL
 
2012-10-01 04:27:00 PM

vernonFL: Marcus Aurelius: Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

SEAL Team 6.

0bambi had nothing to do with it.


Total uninformed, stupid mind dead DERP. He had absolutely everything to do with it as he is ultimately responsible for the failure of any mission. Those who give orders are responsible and face the scrutiny when all fails.

Remember Carter? Link 

/but nobody blamed him for the Iran fiasco I guess
 
2012-10-01 04:29:33 PM

ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.


He also changed the recommendations and insisted on the spare helicopter that ensured its success.
 
2012-10-01 04:31:53 PM
Bin Laden's still dead guys.

Plus he followed through with the Bush Administration plan to be out of Iraq.

I guess "weak on defense" means rattling the saber loud enough at Iran.
 
2012-10-01 04:32:13 PM

ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.


Sir, I did not. I was the one driving

/the limo to the hookers, yo
 
2012-10-01 04:43:26 PM
The source declined to reveal the names of the GOP operatives who were present. But he said, "These were the top guys in the party. It was a private, unguarded planning conversation." He further described participants in the meeting as consisting of well-known names tied to the big Republican super PACs and people who had access to high-level national security intelligence... The source said that "there was quite a bit more" to the operation than simply revealing the intelligence regarding Libya. He declined to discuss what he described as the second phase of the operation. 
 
So according to an an anonymous source,  un-named people with high level security clearances are giving top secret intel to random rich civilians? Who was in charge of this meeting?
 
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It's not news, it's political gossip on salon.com
 
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2012-10-01 04:46:28 PM

nvmac: vernonFL: Marcus Aurelius: Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

SEAL Team 6.

0bambi had nothing to do with it.

Total uninformed, stupid mind dead DERP. He had absolutely everything to do with it as he is ultimately responsible for the failure of any mission. Those who give orders are responsible and face the scrutiny when all fails.

Remember Carter? Link 

/but nobody blamed him for the Iran fiasco I guess


That's only if it goes wrong. Since bin Laden was killed it was totally because of Cheney and Bush.
 
2012-10-01 04:47:10 PM

dugitman: The source declined to reveal the names of the GOP operatives who were present. But he said, "These were the top guys in the party. It was a private, unguarded planning conversation." He further described participants in the meeting as consisting of well-known names tied to the big Republican super PACs and people who had access to high-level national security intelligence... The source said that "there was quite a bit more" to the operation than simply revealing the intelligence regarding Libya. He declined to discuss what he described as the second phase of the operation. 
 
So according to an an anonymous source,  un-named people with high level security clearances are giving top secret intel to random rich civilians? Who was in charge of this meeting?
 
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It's not news, it's political gossip on salon.com


Anyway this isn't treason or some criminal offense?
 
2012-10-01 04:49:23 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: "My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?


They hate us for our intelligence? That sentence sounds like it was constructed by Ralph Wiggum or Sarah Palin.
 
2012-10-01 04:53:03 PM

Quasar: US soil


As an aside, Embassies and Consulates are not US soil. It's one of those false facts.
 
2012-10-01 04:55:57 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Quasar: US soil

As an aside, Embassies and Consulates are not US soil. It's one of those false facts.


Around here, we consider it a truefact.
 
2012-10-01 04:56:35 PM
i253.photobucket.comOH PLEASE OH PLEASE-PLEASE BE MOD BUDDY HACKETT!
 
2012-10-01 05:06:08 PM

Diogenes: DammitIForgotMyLogin: "My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?

They hate us for our intelligence? That sentence sounds like it was constructed by Ralph Wiggum or Sarah Palin.


If there's one group responsible for launching multiple attacks on American intelligence, it's the GOP
 
2012-10-01 05:06:55 PM
The source described the Republicans as chortling with glee that the Obama administration "definitely had intel" about the attack before it happened.

That reminds me of a similar situation. Can't quite remember it though. And I was told never to forget it on many different occasions, too.
 
2012-10-01 05:23:37 PM

Lando Lincoln: The source described the Republicans as chortling with glee that the Obama administration "definitely had intel" about the attack before it happened.

That reminds me of a similar situation. Can't quite remember it though. And I was told never to forget it on many different occasions, too.


Reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker, Chinese made of course, sold in the local iranian gas station, "Lest we remember".
 
2012-10-01 05:24:22 PM
So, the strategy is, "We haven't been able to beat him on foreign policy, so we're going to beat him on foreign policy?"

Brilliant strategy, guys.

/just because the press secretary doesn't say the word "terrorism" doesn't mean that the Administration is running around, crying like lost toddlers
 
2012-10-01 05:28:49 PM

GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?


www.todayscampus.com 
Yeah, remember the last time Republican had a plan for that?
/always felt sorry for Jerry Ford
//Our only non elected President. Got hit with Nixon Pardon, got hit with End of Vietnam inflation.
///Should not have Pardon Nixon.
 
2012-10-01 05:28:50 PM
This is as good a strategy as linking Obama to Vince Foster's 'suicide'
 
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