President Obama Says He Doesn’t Take Anti-Obama Navy SEALs Group “Too Seriously”

Aug 21, 2012 1:16pm

In an interview with the Virginian-Pilot President Obama said he isn’t bothered by charges from a political group called the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, founded by Scott Taylor, a former SEAL from Virginia Beach, which accuses him of overseeing a leaky administration putting lives at risk, and taking too much credit for the death of Osama Bin Laden last year.

“I don’t take these folks too seriously,” the president said. “One of their members is a birther who denies I was born here, despite evidence to the contrary. You’ve got another who was a tea party candidate in a recent election. This kind of stuff springs up before election time.”

Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin today reported that the lead spokesman for OPSEC Education Fund, former Navy SEAL Ben Smith has not only been a “spokesman for the Tea Party Express, he has a long record of writings that seek to portray the president as a foreign-born imposter bent on driving a socialist-Marxist agenda. Following the president’s January 2012 State of the Union Address, Smith wrote on his Facebook page,’This speech was given by the Heir Communist-in-Chief Hussein Mao-bama.’

“Smith then wrote that Obama had used ‘some bad tan lotion because he looked like an old bruised Banana which made me think that Harry Belafonte was walking out to give his rendition of “Day-O” before “ole’ suck and blow” was to come out and enlighten us with his blasphemous spew.’

“‘You are an Imposter, You are a Muslim (Cassius Clay, Lew Alcindor, Barry Soetoro), You are the Manchurian President and may you go back to the country you were born in when you are deposed you little, little man (and take all your communist sympathizers with you),’ Smith wrote. ‘You insult everything that was considered American. May you and your administration be a lesson to history and your posterity be lost to the rebirth of AMERICAN PATRIOTISM!’”

It goes on like that.

-Jake Tapper

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