GOP representative Mike Conoway gets asked why they are so gung ho in attacking Obama for waiting for three days to comment on a thwarted attack, when Bush took six to respond to a similar attack. He clearly was not prepared for the question. Unfortunately, she lets him off the hook.
Addendum: The White House hit back at the GOP, and particularly VP Dick Cheney – fairly aggressively actually. Some excerpts:
“The difference is this: President Obama doesn’t need to beat his chest to prove it, and – unlike the last Administration – we are not at war with a tactic (“terrorism”), we [are] at war with something that is tangible: al Qaeda and its violent extremist allies.
To put it simply: this President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action. Seven years of bellicose rhetoric failed to reduce the threat from al Qaeda and succeeded in dividing this country. And it seems strangely off-key now, at a time when our country is under attack, for the architect of those policies to be attacking the President.
Second addendum: Just so you know, another problem with Obama is that he’s vacationining in his home state of Hawaii. That’s a “foreign place.”
Meanwhile, Democrats are starting to find their voice. This isn’t 1980 or 1994.