After Osama bin Laden was relieved of his breathing privileges and turned into shark poop, President Obama said he didn’t want to “spike the football” or in any way allow the death of Bin Laden to be used as a propaganda tool… by anybody except him:

Reporting from Austin, Tex.— Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is now an applause line in a presidential campaign speech.

Bin Laden’s name came up a couple of times in Obama’s address Tuesday evening at a fund-raising event in Austin, Texas.

Early in Obama’s appearance, someone shouted out, “Thank you for getting Bin Laden!’’ [a hundred bucks says the “someone” was Jay Carney in a wig and fake mustache — DP]

Obama said that was a “case in point’’ – a reason for voters to let him “finish what we started.’’

We went from “don’t spike the football” to what’s bound to practically be a campaign slogan of “I killed Bin Laden!”

Obama’s starting to remind me of the guy in this video (language warning):

The Navy Seal Who Killed Osama Bin Laden from Rob Riggle

Passing thought: The Republicans could counter some of Obama’s slight Bin Laden bump with an ad that says “We love what Obama did to Bin Laden, we’re just trying to prevent him from doing the same thing to the economy.”


9 Responses to “Could This Be Considered ‘Spiking the Football’?”

  1. TheLiberalMedia on May 11th, 2011 1:41 pm

    "We love what Obama did to Bin Laden, we’re just trying to prevent him from doing the same thing to the economy"

    Would play great with the right wing base, but what would that matter?

    The Democrats could easily counter with "What is the last thing the Republican Party actually succeeded at?"

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 11th, 2011 2:14 pm

    Obama: "We have never spiked the football, we are not spiking it now and we certainly won`t spike it again !"

  3. Clu Seatoe on May 11th, 2011 3:02 pm


  4. Clu Seatoe on May 11th, 2011 2:20 pm

    The fact that Mao was brought in on the Geronimo matter was a courtesy to him in case anybody asked about it, to avoid the embarrassment of his female blocking his access to the residence and to avoid the WH staff from locking him out again.

    The fact that it should have been foreseen that he would co-opt the whole matter and he would make like he actually did something and that he would attempt to garner political gain should also have been foreseen so, yes the conservatives dropped the ball at that point by expecting this person to act like an adult in an honest way and show respect for the office he occupies.

  5. Marshall_Will on May 11th, 2011 2:36 pm


    Nailed it. Had they brought Him into the fold too early in the process Doug's rather humorous video would've been made the week -prior- to the actual achievement! Lol

    Just shows how desperate this guy is getting. Let's see… the last thing Republicans succeeded at..? Hmm… How about STOPPING the Prog Agenda DEAD in its tracks in Madison!?! Sorry, but when you're under relentless attack from PEU's and Progs "inside the wire" ( For The Last Thirty Freakin' Years ) our only victories come from being on the defensive.

    If by "successes" you mean ever-growing entitlement programs and ACORN hand-outs/community organizer sprawl, you're right. We have none. But given there's as many if not more Tea Partiers here as GOP's, our vision of success is to simply let the country BE ( not "fundamentally change it" ) Sorry!

  6. Doug on May 11th, 2011 2:28 pm

    Oh man… somebody already beat me to the idea:

  7. SignPainterGuy on May 11th, 2011 2:58 pm

    The Accomplisher-in-Chief …………cough……spit….gag……wheeeez !

  8. Marshall_Will on May 11th, 2011 4:08 pm

    Too funny! Where do I get mine? And I don't know which of the Baldwin bros. that is in the vid, but he's always been the funniest one.

    The closest analogy I can think of: Bin Laden = Brian Wilson.

    You'll recall Wilson had a breakdown at the height of the Beach Boys popularity and became a total reclusive! He burned out on drugs and locked himself in his bedroom for a decade or so. No recording ( that was COHERENT anyway ) and No performing. Only paranoid rantings ( sound familiar? )

    Having killed Brian in 1970 when his hiatus began certainly wouldn't have ended Rock & Roll. In fact, it was just beginning! Just as killing UBL won't be the end of terrorism. Ok, Brian had hotter GF's!

  9. M M on May 11th, 2011 11:38 pm

    OMGoodness that was funny

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