And for basically the fourth year in a row, he was the funniest guy on stage. Also remember, this time last year, it was Bin Laden who was getting the punchlines. Right between the eyes. Probably explains why the Republicans are accusing the President of “politicizing” the death of the Al-Qaeda head which is pretty much the equivalent of the sun accusing Mercury of being too hot. They took to the Sunday shows to complain to the Village refs that the President getting credit for this just wasn’t fair. GOP strategist Ed Gillespie clutched his pearls on Meet the Press:
Gillespie, a former aide to former President George W. Bush and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said utilizing the raid for political purposes is one of the reasons Obama has “become one of the most divisive presidents in American history.”
“He took something that was a unifying event for all Americans, and he’s managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan political attack,” Gillespie said in a separate interview on the same NBC program. “I think most Americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign.”
Most Americans will see President Obama killing Bin Laden as desperate, when the Republicans couldn’t do it for ten years. Sure, Ed. Keep telling yourself that.
When I say the President slayed them at the dinner, he really did.
Zandar is ABLC's Cincinnati-area correspondent, covering Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana politics and all the nearly endless unintentional comedy the Tri-State area brings. He's proprietor of Zandar vs. The Stupid, where he's been blogging since 2008, and you can also find him at Balloon Juice and The Reaction as a contributor, or you can yell at him on Twitter at @ZandarVTS.
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