After the long-awaited death of Osama bin Laden,the media are finally jubilant – that Barack Obama may get a second term after all.
Reuters led the way within hours of the announcement of the terror mastermind’s death with a piece entitled,“Snap Analysis:Bin Laden Death a Political Victory for Obama.” (You must realize,to the mainstream media,everything is a political victory for Obama.) The piece hallucinated that this death would transform Candidate Obama 2.0 from a fumbling Carteresque failure into an invincible warrior-king:
Republicans have a long-held reputation in U.S. politics for being stronger than Democrats on national security issues. With this successful operation taking place under his watch,Obama can grab that mantel from his opponents and claim it for himself and his party – a potentially game-changing instrument in his political toolbox.
Of course,bin Laden’s death would have been impossible without intelligence gathered through policies Obama opposed,campaigned against,and still denounces and apparently threatens to permanently end. Although having been president when Osama bin Laden was killed,Americans cannot trust Obama to keep them safe from Islamic terrorism – especially when nearly a quarter of them believe he is a Muslim.
Not to be outdone,Steve Kornacki at Salon.com wrote….