For one day, anyway, Republicans praise Obama
May 2nd, 2011
08:38 PM ET
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For one day, anyway, Republicans praise Obama

Washington (CNN) - For one day at least, conservative voices united in grudging praise of President Barack Obama over the U.S. special forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

From House Speaker John Boehner to Republican Rep. Peter King of New York and, to a lesser degree, even radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, comments on the political right Monday avoided their usual criticism of Obama's leadership to focus on the president's decision to launch the successful mission that took out bin Laden.

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  1. Marie MD

    The party of hell no and their loudmouth pieces can't critize because they have always gone after Democrats as being soft on defense.
    I think the President proved that he can make the tough decisions amd still continue to do his duties knowing full well what can go wrong in any of these operations. Now if only the Democrats would take their tails out of their behind and stand up for what they believe in we would be a better nation. The shrub might have started this hunt but Obama ended it once and for all. Now it's Mission Accomplished for real even if in Afghanistan.

    May 2, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  2. B

    Maybe, just maybe, the ongoing false diatribe from Republicans about Democrats being soft on defense has been put to rest.

    If you know anything about history you know that has been,and is, a falsehood.

    May 2, 2011 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    "grudgingly give praise"? Pretty sad if you ask me that we all can't unite and back the POTUS like we all did no matter party with President Bush after 9/11. But i can understand the GOP problem. The last thing they need is for Obama to go up in the polls with them right now having problem with the Ryan budget, not creating jobs like they promised, the Tea Party with knives at their backs, plus the fact they have yet to show a candidate that might be able to win in 2012. Plus the fact Trump did them no favors either with his act. Not to look like total sore losers most had to say something positive, except of course for Sarah Palin would could not even bring herself to say his name since this was a good thing he did but she's not important anymore anyway. The did however have to put President Bush into the equation since Obama could not have done this without him. Even though the former president is on tape saying that looking for Osama wasn't even important to him anymore.

    May 2, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  4. Bill in stl

    Typical of the liberal media .... It is amazing how little you know of conservatives.

    May 2, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  5. Squigman

    If you and your party can not praise the current situation, then please keep your collective mouths shut. Nothing makes the republican party look smaller than sour grapes. And the hell of it is you and your party look like sour grapes is all you eat.

    May 3, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  6. Al Bluengreenenbrownenburer

    You can close your eyes and just feel the radioactive spite and seetning resentment coming from the right. Righties wanted a terrorist attack to show how weak the nigra president was, and a focus on Afghanistan bags Osama for Obama. They want the economy to implode so they can show how weak the nigra president is, and they are getting slowly improving conditions.

    Throw in a field full of really lousy, unappealing candidates, and Obama gets another term. Not that he is all that great – he isn't – but the right wing of American politics has been so putrid that I far prefer a mediocre incumbent to any of the truly rotten alternatives.

    May 3, 2011 02:06 am at 2:06 am |