Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: the GOP would rather we all die horrible, fiery deaths than show one iota of support for the President.
”I think they're [Republicans] in a place now where they just want to hurt Obama. What they don't get - and I wish they would look into their souls a little bit - if they convey, over and over again, that the President of the United States is weak, what does that do? It emboldens the terrorists. And I don't say that lightly. [snip]Why do republicans hate America?
“The only detainees from Guantanamo who have been released and who have returned to terrorism in their home countries were released under President [sic] Bush. So far there has not been one case of that happening under President Obama. So, this line is a bunch of hooey, and they have to stop saying it, and the onus now has to be on them for why they're not harming us by continuing to do so.”