The latest GOP distortionist-bizarro-Orwellian propaganda meme is this:
In the Middle East, the Obama Administration is engaging in 'appeasement'.
It appears Goposaurs have been reduced to throwing lies at the wall and praying something sticks. This whopper is particularly onerous because the word 'appeasement' is a Hitler dog-whistle; before World War II, UK Prime Minister Chamberlain was accused of appeasement when he let Hitler invade Czechoslovakia.
But POTUS' response today was so spectacular, I'd wager Rove and/or whoever else dreams up GOP strategery has decided to shelve this particular lie:
Transcript after the thingy
excerpt from POTUS Press conference 12/08/11:
Reporter: "Republican candidates have taken aim at your approach to foreign policy particularly the Middle east and Israel, and accused you of appeasement. I wanted to get your reaction to that..."
POTUS: "Ask Osama Bin Laden and the twenty-two out of thirty top Al Qaeda leaders who've been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever's left out there -- ask them about that."
An encouraging comment from the Youtube thread:
I'm a Republican and I will be voting for Obama for the sole reason that he got Osama Bin Laden. End of story. Any other Republican that comes up with an excuse not to vote for this guy after killing Bin Laden is being disingenuous. If a Republican had been responsible for his death, the GOP would already be campaigning for that person's face to be put on Mount Rushmore. I may not agree with most of Obama's views, but he's definitely earned my vote.