Biden: Failure of Bin Laden Raid Would Have Made Obama a One-Term President

Did Obama get elected to a second term and I missed it? Biden’s talking here as if The One has already won.

From ABC News:

Vice President Joe Biden says that President Obama put his job on the line when he authorized the covert raid into Pakistan last year to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

“This guy’s got a backbone like a ramrod,” Biden told a crowd of campaign donors in Washington, D.C., Monday night. “He said, ‘Go,’ knowing his presidency was on the line. Had he failed in that audacious mission, he would’ve been a one-term president.”

Had the mission failed we wouldn’t have heard anything about it.

I don’t blame Obama’s people for game planning the Bin Laden kill during the campaign as automatically as Tom Brady going to Wes Welker. Bin Laden is just about the only card in Obama’s hand that’s worth anything.

The bad news for Sheriff Joe is that Obama will probably be a one term president in spite of Bin Laden being removed from the life pool. Obama’s biggest problem is that he and his cohorts have also ordered the double-tapping of the economy and the constitution (by the way, the projected ten-year cost of Obamacare is now $1.76 trillion — almost twice the amount they lied about when they passed the bill).

Biden’s used that “Obama has a backbone like a ramrod” line on a few occasions in the past, and overkill like that is dumb because it breeds skepticism. Being an unflinching “gutsy call” decision-maker is like Margaret Thatcher’s definition of being a lady: If you have to tell somebody you are, you aren’t.


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