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Optimal Binders Full of Fail

ronrontaiwan Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 1:06 AM
I may have read things wrong, but I was under the impression that Obama had said that the administration's response to Benghazi, given that four Americans were killed, was "not optimal". Isn't this true? If so, Obama is right. Their response was far, far from optimal. Personally, I feel that Obama's and/or his administration's criticism of himself/themselves should be much, much more harsh. But, at least it was self-criticism in some way, shape or form. If I'm wrong on this, please correct me. Thanks.
Joesolis Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 11:42 AM
Would you consider the death of a family member, "not optimal" or a "terrible tradgedy"?
Jay Wye Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 11:18 AM
Before that comment,Comrade BHO said it was "just another bump in the road".

That REALLY makes me angry.
it also proves he's not leadership material.
Dan107 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:09 AM
Ronron, if Romney said that he would have been villified for being out of touch, cold hearted and bloody minded.
Obama delivered that line with his characteristic, "I'm Me. I don't care about anything or anyone else," detachment.
It shows that he meant that the response was not optimal for his re-election campaign, not to the country.
jimmylynn Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 2:24 AM
You are wrong. Obama was not guilty of self-criticism, but rather he was responding to criticism that his administration's actions were not "optimal". He was trying to squirm out of taking responsibility while not appearing to squirm out of taking responsibility.
ronrontaiwan Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 2:42 AM
I think I see what you mean, jimmylynn. Do you have a link of the exchange? Thanks.
Patrice3 Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 7:29 AM
And - how many deaths would be considered optimal?
ronrontaiwan Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:00 AM
Patrice3: I was under the impression that Obama wasn't referring to anyone's death as being "optimal" but, rather, was agreeing that the administration's response was "not optimal." There's a big difference.

Then again, if he were referring to American deaths not being optimal, he'd be right. American deaths are far from optimal.
ronrontaiwan Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:00 AM
Patrice3: I was under the impression that Obama wasn't referring to anyone's death as being "optimal" but, rather, was agreeing that the administration's response was "not optimal." There's a big difference.

Then again, if he were referring to American deaths not being optimal, he'd be right. American deaths are far from optimal.
ronrontaiwan Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 8:00 AM
Sorry for the double-post.

Progressives are not having a good week.

After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have won the night, but he lost the week because of it.

Had the president simply taken responsibility for his administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him and shape his actions...