Surely the GOP would never celebrate playing dress-up and making political hay over a foreign adventure?
If you have the stomach for it you can probably find all the critics swooning over "Commander Cod-piece" as he strutted an entire line of horse shit with all the out-sized trappings available to a Commander in Chief. You'll find the same crew lining up on defense as the thing began to unravel when the mission proved decidedly Unaccomplished and at some point nobody had any part in it because it was embarrassing. The difference is that Osama is very decidedly very dead and isn't going to rise up to bite President Obama in the ass, unlike Cod-piece.
The GOP's difficulty in responding at all is that their Previous Candidate McPOW was decidedly against going into Pakistan after Osama and this Multiple Choice Candidate was all over Candidate Obama about his promise to go into Pakistan.
"I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours... I don't think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort,"
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is one of the Republican front-runners, said U.S. troops "shouldn't be sent all over the world." He called Obama's comments "ill-timed" and "ill-considered."
"There is a war being waged by terrorists of different types and nature across the world," Romney said. "We want, as a civilized world, to participate with other nations in this civilized effort to help those nations reject the extreme with them."Now it is in MultipleMitt's interest to claim that anyone would have done it, even that ... President Carter guy. Given the 5 second memory span of the American electorate this shit might work. Given that it is on tape... well, Democrats could run it... that might be impolite, though. I don't speak for Democrats so I'll make a deal of it. (as an aside, there is a whole bunch in that block quote that doesn't fit '12 Multiple's talk)
Look, I'm real lukewarm about the President and a bunch of Democratic elected officials but I will vote against the GOPers. Against the Vandals is not quite the same thing as for their Appeasers.