MSNBC contributor Joy-Ann Reid told the host of Now, Alex Wagner, that she thought President Barack Obama’s response to the attack on the Boston Marathon on Monday was powerful and comforting in a way that President George W. Bush’s response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, was not. She accused Bush of being unavailable to the American people for the “first couple weeks” after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Reid told Wagner that the president’s statement actively combatted the intention of the terrorists, which is to make their targets feel “discombobulated.” “Having, sort of
Comments: I thought no one could forget Bush standing in amidst the destruction in NY with the megaphone. I guess liberals live in their own little private world.
She´s black. So she can say anything she wants without fear of approbration. And she´s just sticking up for the preezy because he´s black. When the terrorists attacked the WTC 12 years afo, I doubt that she even followed the news. Definitely a low-info.
The moronic comparison of two bombs in a small area to four airplanes, three of which crash into buildings killing over 3000 Americans where noone knew if the complete country was under attack continues to prove that if MSNBC personnel had a brain cell among them, it would be lonesome. MSNBC from its executives to its production people to its on-air personnel is a loathsome organization.
As always with NBC, the opposite is the truth. 3 days after not 2 weeks, "I can hear you, The rest of the world hears, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." Now what did Obama say? "don´t jump to conclusions."
Does this idiot forget that not only did planes crash into the twin towers but also into the Pentagon and one was on its way to Washington and maybe the WH. I wonder how The Won would have handled that! Pres. Bush wanted to head right back to DC but the Secret Service would not allow it. Does anyone else notice that Obama reads everything and does not look straight at the camera at any time.
It appears the Philly abortion murderer has snipped the back of this woman´s neck. Her brains have been disconnected. obama could have been reading the directions off a Jello box. No emotion, no feelings, nada. The idiot living in out WH still cannot say the word terrorist.
Bill Ayers and his former girlfriend Kathy Boudin could not be reached for comment. The description of the bombs is similar to what these two and the other weather underground used. She was convicted of killing a police officer, but now teaches heads full of mush at Columbia. How special. s/ AND for Joy Reid´s edification, THEY are L E F T wing extremists and democrats.
Joy is a good fit for MSNBC. They are all a bit crazy over there. And to add to President Bush´s appearances after 9/11, he spoke to the nation from the National Cathedral. Unfortunately, he said Islam was a religion of peace.
Mediate? What´s that, a new name for a roll of Charmin?
Noah Rothman: So, Barry, tell me ,you want to be the police chief of America and give solemn syrupy crybaby speeches designed to make you look tough and appear to morons like me that you truly you give a crap about Americans?
Obama: Yeah. I got me a teleprompter.
Rothman: Okay then, tell me your qualifications.
Obama: Well I smoked choom in Hawaii, I ate dog in Indonesia, I lie all the time, I´m a fraud, Ive been disbarred, I cheat on my taxes, I´m bisexual, I sneak cigarettes, I can count 57 states, I can say My Muslim religion, and I blame white Republican men for everything thats wrong...I´m also a racist and pretty darn lazy,like to go to Vegas,I am mostly incompetent, and Trump offered me $5 million for my college transcripts, but I´ll keep hiding them AND my phony birth certificate.
Rothman: I´ve got a tingle up my leg! I feel so "comforted" by you!
Obama: Cool! Got any crack?
Rothman: Just the one in my kool-aid laden tiny left-wing head. Oh, you mean blow?
Obama: Sssshh..Chewbacca just walked in! If Moochelle finds out about me and Reggie Love getting high and getting down together, she´ll kick my black and white a**!
Rothman: I´ll always love you Barry! Let me sit on your lap or swab your rump? Puh-leeze! I so adore you!!!
Moochelle: Get outta here you tramp! This clown is MY CLOWN, not yours!
Obama : Thanks baby, she was hittin´ on me!
Moochelle: Get yo a** upstairs, Barry I want me some! Now!
It is amazing that this woman thinks the two bombs in Boston are comparable to 9/11. It sounds like she is both stupid and dumb.
To say President Bush was in unavailable to the American people for two weeks is an absolute lie. And to think President Obama saying anything about the Boston bombs calms the people down is ridiculous.
This was not an event that people will remember where they were when they first heard about it.
She does not know what she is talking about! G.W. Bush was right up front after 9/11 that was a massive attack compared to the bomb attack yesterday in Boston. By saying that I certainly do not mean to trivialize the people who were killed or who received horrific injuries. The one big difference was that Bush was traveling in the South at the time of the 9/11 attack and yesterday Obama was sitting at his desk in the White House.
Obama should be up front on the situation in Boston, as the office of the president has had over 10 years now after the 9/11 attack, to get ready for the style of TV appearances that the president would have to make following new attacks inside the USA.
Some of the earliest clues scientists had that Earth´s climate has changed over time were mismatches between the fossil record and a current ecosystem. How could this palm tree have grown in Wyoming? Why have fossils of the tropical breadfruit tree been found as far north as Greenland? These cold places must have once been warm and wet. The world is not as it has always been. And somehow, despite the tumult, species adapted, moving thousands of miles to habitats where they could survive. Won´t species today just do the same as temperatures rise in the years ahead?
Zimbabwe´s presidential election was a "huge farce", PM Morgan Tsvangirai has said, alleging vote-rigging by rival President Robert Mugabe´s camp. At a news conference, Mr Tsvangirai said that Wednesday´s poll was "null and void". The largest observer group earlier said up to a million people were prevented from voting. Mr Mugabe´s party - which is claiming a victory - denied the accusations, saying the voting went smoothly. The head of the African Union observer mission, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, said his initial assessment was that the vote was free and fair. Other regional observers praised
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Commercial lender CIT has stopped supporting deliveries to struggling retailer JC Penney´s stores from smaller manufacturers, according to a report from the New York Post, citing a source close to the situation. Following the report, JC Penney stock plummeted shortly before the close to end 10 percent lower. While the Post reported it couldn´t confirm the reason for the credit problem, it said insiders speculated the company´s financials made the company skittish. "CIT met with (Penney officials) yesterday," according to one source close to the situation reported the Post .
President Barack Obama promised congressional Democrats behind closed doors Wednesday that he will fight to help retake the House of Representatives in 2014 and urged them to close ranks with the White House to defend Obamacare, congressional aides said. "No one is more mindful than me for the need for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker again," a Democratic leadership aide quoted Obama as telling House Democrats during the private meeting. Obama, rallying his troops ahead of lawmakers’ five-week August recess, also vowed not to bow to Republican demands to tie government spending
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A United Airlines employee and his wife face grand theft and burglary, accused of stealing luggage of passengers whose flight was diverted away from San Francisco International Airport because of the Asiana Airlines crash, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (Snip) The Chronicle says surveillance video captured United customer service representative Sean Crudup, 44, handing the bags to his wife, Raychas Thomas, 32, and another woman. The bags contained, among other things, valuable clothing that Thomas returned to a local Nordstrom store for about $5,000 Guidotti told the paper. The couple were arrested as Thomas tried to catch a flight
Hawaii was bracing for tropical storm Flossie Monday, even as the storm began to weaken. According to the National Weather Service, the eye of the storm is headed directly for Maui and Oahu, with landfall expected Monday. Wind gusts could reach 60 miles per hour, but the greater threat is rain. Heavy rainfall could cause "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in the mountains." The storm is expected to bring 6 to 10 inches of rain over Maui and the Big Island, with up to 15 inches possible in isolated locations, and 4 to 8 inches of rain
Anthony Weiner has plummeted to fourth place in the New York City Democratic primary for mayor, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey released on Monday. After a brutal week of scandal amid new revelations of his lewd online behavior, Weiner has dropped 10 points from Quinnipiac´s last survey. Here are the horse-race numbers: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn: 27% Public Advocate Bill de Blasio: 21% Former Comptroller Bill Thompson: 20% Anthony Weiner: 16% The numbers for Weiner are brutal. By a 53-40 margin, likely Democratic primary voters say he should drop out of the race.
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CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya. Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy
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[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
Oprah Winfrey said Americans by and large know “diddly-squat” about the history of the civil rights movement. The talk show queen and media mogul made her comments during the promotion of her new film, “The Butler,” about a black man who serves in that capacity through seven administrations at the White House. “They don’t know diddly-squat,” she said in a recent interview with Parade magazine. “Diddly-squat.” Ms. Winfrey also said that when she hears the N-word, she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
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Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused
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