Keith Ellison: Don't expect conservatives to thank Obama for ousting Qaddafi [VIDEO]

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Keith Ellison is not waiting for a "Thank you" note.
It looks like Muammar Qaddafi's torturous, four-decade reign in Libya is coming to an explosive end. With the tide turning against Qaddafi and the rebel fighters now entering Tripoli, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison wishes Barack Obama's lay-low, smoke-'em-out policy would get a little credit.

But he's not going to hold his breath. Last night on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," Ellison thought he knew why Republicans won't give a nod to Obama's strategy, which let NATO bombers do the heavy  lifting against Qaddafi's mercenaries while the rebels gained ground.

Olbermann asked how Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham could give credit to NATO, and not the United States.

"Because of absolute unmitigated gall," Ellison said, laughing. "And the assumption that all of us have amnesia."

"I mean," he went on, "this is just an absurdity. NATO doesn't function without the United States -- the United States began the sorties there.

"How McCain and Graham can sit back and sort of say that the United States and President Obama did not contribute to the fall of Qaddafi is an absurdity, plainly on its face."

In Ellison's thinking, Republicans don't want to chalk up either Osama bin Laden's nor Qaddafi's (pending) scalp to Obama's decision making for political reasons. Ellison said he expects Republicans to ignore these foreign policy victories, and say what they need to get elected in 2012.

"They will simply make it up, they will simply declare themselves the defenders of the American people, all facts to the contrary," Ellison said.

Wait a minute, Mr. Ellison. Are you saying potential GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is capable of distorting the facts, and ignoring reality? Heresy!




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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

From above-"Obama's strategy, which let NATO bombers do the heavy lifting against Qaddafi"

And 40% of ALL NATO funding is the U.S. taxpayer.

Killing innocent women and children in the dark of the night with bombs.  Wait didn't Obama speak against that sort of thing before his election? 

So the "good guys" are now going to assume control of Libya right?

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Poor braindead stupid Republican.   What is your problem with how awesome Obama was on this issue?   That he didn't get us involved in quagmire like in Iraq?   Are you mad that Obama didn't lie and make up a bunch of stuff to give us an excuse to invade Libya?  It pisses me off you Republicans seem mad that Obama didn't kill a bunch of American soldiers for nothing like in Iraq.    Seriously this is why you have to be a complete idiot to vote Republican.   Obama used minimum American resources to remove a dictator from power thus increasing our world standing.  This is why Republicans have zero standing on any issue.  You are all a bunch of America hating assholes that couldn't care less about anything except trying to diminish Obama.   So sick of how anti-American Republicans are these days.   You guys hate Obama so much that you'd rather see America fail.   

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