Borger: Obama, Superman on national security?
June 22nd, 2011
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Borger: Obama, Superman on national security?

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is chief political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA," and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - After George W. Bush famously strode onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003 in front of a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," there's no way a politician would emulate that now-derided photo op. Arrogant, self-assured and - most of all - wrong, it's a place no leader wants to find himself.

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  1. Obama...superman...?

    Obama Superman...On what planet we ask...?

    June 22, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    It's hard for Barack Obama, with a $1.5 trillion deficit and 9.1% unemployment, to make the case that the economy is truly back on track.
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    Dont' forget that the last year of Bush's budgets, 2008-2009, ran a deficit of $1.4T. That was the starting point. Considering the drop in revenue due to the number of lost jobs during that same period, it is amazing that the current deficit is not much larger.

    June 22, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  3. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Borger: Obama, Superman on national security?
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    So now Borger is a comedian??? Talk about losing all credibility. She rightly points out Obama's numerous failures and yet thinks he's a "superman" on national security??? I didn't know a "superman" would "lead from behind" in Libya. Next Joke Gloria!

    June 22, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    The cifference between our President and the idiot from texas was/is thar Prsident Obamz, having a working brain, thinks before he shoots his mouth off or takes bow for having accomplishec nit a single darn thing during his presidency. Dead or alivd but I don't lose sledp ovef bin laden, thak god that our President had the cojones to just nog think about him but to have him destroyed like the monster he was.
    I find it funny that the shrub was more popular in Africa than in the US(even after that pathetic and still funny "dance")than the man so many rethugs still think was actually born there.

    June 22, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. Howard

    HERE IS OBAMA'S RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO REQUIRE THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.

    "Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute.." "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit.. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans."

    June 22, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. Beeman

    He got rid of Bin Laden and we are all thankful for that but otherwise he continued the Bush policies. We have not left Iraq or Afghanistan as of yet and we entered into another fracas. And Bush was arrogant but he does not hold a candle to the Narcissist and Chief we have running thing now – humility has never entered his mind. The main thing is the economy and this the longest downtown in US history combined with the longest time of record unemployment combined with inflation and obscene energy prices. I remember all the trash that Bush and Cheney were colluding with Big Oil to raise prices but this is worse and over a more sustained period.

    June 22, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  7. The Other Campaign Strategist @ 115th & Amsterdam Ave

    For many years, the GOP has played a race card that surrepticiously labelled black men as menacing, dangerous, angry, and ready to fight.

    The Republican Party's problem is that the first black President, particularly after popping Somali pirates early in his term and following up by eradicating bin Laden in "hands-on" assault [as compared to an antiseptic "smartbomb"] can't be labelled as a typical, punk Democrat.

    Match his effectiveness with his Columbia & Harvard education and the "Willie-Horton-esque" imagery that the Republicans have stoked of all black men and they now do face a "Superman" on topics associated with military toughness and aggression.

    The stone cold truth is that Obama is a High Performer. He studies his opposition and out thinks them.

    This erudite man has been turning his sights to the economy in the past 12 months. I'll place my bet with him and his team rather than risk changing horses to a Corporate Raider and Job Outscourcer to solve our employment problems.

    June 22, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  8. gt

    superman ? he got osoma .. that was super... but were still in 2 wars.. not so super...

    June 22, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. John K.

    "After George W. Bush famously strode onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003 in front of a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," there's no way a politician would emulate that now-derided photo op. Arrogant, self-assured and - most of all - wrong, it's a place no leader wants to find himself."

    Obama has already had his "Mission Accomplished" moment. It occurred in 2009 when he said that passage of the nearly $800 billion stimulus package bill would keep the unemployment rate from going over 8%.
    We will see that video clip again and again in 2012.

    June 22, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |