Comments on: President Obama’s Joke About Predator Drones Draws Fire http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:19:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Hugo http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-21649872 Hugo Wed, 28 Mar 2012 02:31:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-21649872 I think this country (that I truly love) has gone down a road from which it cannot return. I think this country (that I truly love) has gone down a road from which it cannot return.

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By: Ocooch http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453447 Ocooch Thu, 20 May 2010 16:59:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453447 He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself: Thomas Paine I think it very revealing of the characters of those who thought the "joke" was funny. I think it would benefit us to remember the Golden Rule more often, to whit, how would you feel as an Afghani or Pakistani non-combatant to hear this joke. In other words, try putting yourselves in their shoes/sandals for the duration of this joke. It's callous disregard for the security and dignity of innocent people. Period. Not funny. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from
oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that
will reach to himself: Thomas Paine
I think it very revealing of the characters of those who thought the “joke” was funny. I think it would benefit us to remember the Golden Rule more often, to whit, how would you feel as an Afghani or Pakistani non-combatant to hear this joke. In other words, try putting yourselves in their shoes/sandals for the duration of this joke. It’s callous disregard for the security and dignity of innocent people. Period. Not funny.

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By: rpm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453443 rpm Tue, 11 May 2010 17:41:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453443 I yield to no one in my low opinion of The One. He is the most pompous, racist, condescending and perhaps dangerous person we have had as POTUS in my lifetime. Having said that, lighten up. For once, he made a decent joke--one that any father of soon to be young ladies would make--half seriously. Most of us do not have access to predator drones, but surely would have liked to. A friend of mine made it a point to be cleaning his firearm collection whenever a prospective boyfriend would show up. But, I guess that is just for us bitter clingers, the elites have Predators. As far as all the lefties fussing over the "innocents" killed by the drones--hey--he is your man, go talk to him. I yield to no one in my low opinion of The One. He is the most pompous, racist, condescending and perhaps dangerous person we have had as POTUS in my lifetime.
Having said that, lighten up. For once, he made a decent joke–one that any father of soon to be young ladies would make–half seriously. Most of us do not have access to predator drones, but surely would have liked to.
A friend of mine made it a point to be cleaning his firearm collection whenever a prospective boyfriend would show up. But, I guess that is just for us bitter clingers, the elites have Predators.
As far as all the lefties fussing over the “innocents” killed by the drones–hey–he is your man, go talk to him.

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By: TB http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453438 TB Tue, 11 May 2010 16:33:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453438 I read the headlines and thought, "omg, he made a horrible joke about bombing civilians?" NO! It is about having daughters, boys and being a Dad! Doesn't the media have a story to cover on Tiger Woods or something? Give me a break! And I thought it was funny! I read the headlines and thought, “omg, he made a horrible joke about bombing civilians?” NO! It is about having daughters, boys and being a Dad! Doesn’t the media have a story to cover on Tiger Woods or something? Give me a break! And I thought it was funny!

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By: Ari Kindalg http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453433 Ari Kindalg Thu, 06 May 2010 14:47:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453433 "It was just a joke. Get over it etc." Perhaps people submitting these kinds of remarks would be happy to explain that to the families of the innocent civilians who have been blown to bits by these missiles. Yes, there are innocent civilians even in Afghanistan. “It was just a joke. Get over it etc.”
Perhaps people submitting these kinds of remarks would be happy to explain that to the families of the innocent civilians who have been blown to bits by these missiles.
Yes, there are innocent civilians even in Afghanistan.

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By: Auntie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453429 Auntie Thu, 06 May 2010 04:12:26 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453429 I don't see what the fuss is. There is no way that the Jonas Brothers can be called innocent civilians. I don’t see what the fuss is. There is no way that the Jonas Brothers can be called innocent civilians.

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By: Kenric L. Ashe http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453425 Kenric L. Ashe Wed, 05 May 2010 12:37:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453425 All you people who think it was hilarious are PART OF THE PROBLEM. All you people who think it was hilarious are PART OF THE PROBLEM.

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By: JackO http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453421 JackO Wed, 05 May 2010 03:28:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453421 This is the first thing that Obama has said that I agree with. And it's probably the first time he has said something that's not a lie. Get over it America! Even though I can't stand the guy, I do appreciate the humor he showed! This is the first thing that Obama has said that I agree with. And it’s probably the first time he has said something that’s not a lie. Get over it America! Even though I can’t stand the guy, I do appreciate the humor he showed!

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By: Heather http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453417 Heather Wed, 05 May 2010 00:54:03 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453417 What's interesting is that Obama accused the Jonas Bros of being pedophiles--maybe the daughters like them, but I'm sure they have zero interest in the daughters. Have they sued him for defamation yet? What’s interesting is that Obama accused the Jonas Bros of being pedophiles–maybe the daughters like them, but I’m sure they have zero interest in the daughters. Have they sued him for defamation yet?

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By: DemButApparentlyNotLiberal http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453413 DemButApparentlyNotLiberal Tue, 04 May 2010 21:49:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/05/president-obamas-joke-about-predator-drones-draws-fire/#comment-453413 I feel like this post must be the joke. If we're at the point where we are so sensitive that a joke like this seems really offensive, we're in trouble. Frankly, this was not a joke about war, but if it had been, well, that would probably be ok. This was a comedy routine. People joke about war. It's true. When did liberals become so puritanical? I feel like this post must be the joke. If we’re at the point where we are so sensitive that a joke like this seems really offensive, we’re in trouble. Frankly, this was not a joke about war, but if it had been, well, that would probably be ok. This was a comedy routine. People joke about war. It’s true. When did liberals become so puritanical?

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