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#Bumpintheroad: Media, WH brush aside Obama’s remark; Americans respond


As Twitchy reported last night, President Obama callously referred to the four murdered Americans in Libya as a “bump in the road” during a “60 Minutes” interview.

It is disgusting to have Obama describe the killing of an ambassador and three other Americans as "a bump in the road" on 60 minutes.

— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 24, 2012

Was he taking a page from Geraldo Rivera’s disgusting book? He referred to Ambassador Stevens as a “dead dude.” Shameful.

Evidently, “real journalists” didn’t see fit to point out President Obama’s disgraceful remarks.

.@jaketapper remains one of the better in the WH press, but look at the framing: http://t.co/DHgJmnrK Why isn't the comment the story?

— Just Karl (@justkarl) September 24, 2012

Indeed. But, no. Guess what was the story? Meany pants Republicans pointing out the disgraceful comment. More from ABC News:

“I guess when u win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing,” tweeted former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, “an attack that kills an Ambassador is just a ‘bump in the road.’”

Other Republicans and conservatives, including officials from the Romney campaign, similarly criticized the president.

Oh, the Rethuglicans at it again! Criticizing the president by, you know, quoting his own words. Racists. Other media outlets chose to ignore as well, evidently.

Obama calls Amb. Chris Stevens' death "a bump in the road" & the media ignore it, except for @JRubinBlogger http://t.co/5cs43nHm

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 24, 2012

Some make it all about Romney’s “slam,” natch. As always, Obama gets a pass and it’s all about Romney’s “statement.”

Romney to @emilyabc: "I can't imagine saying something like the assassination of ambassadors is a bump in the road."

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) September 24, 2012

In @ABC interview, @MittRomney slams @BarackObama for his "bumps in the road" comment: http://t.co/yPp0JYTQ

— Emily Friedman (@EmilyABC) September 24, 2012

The always contemptible press secretary Jay Carney doubled-down on the disgusting by saying that criticizing Obama’s shameful statement is “desperate and offensive.”

That's rich. Jay Carney finds "profoundly offensive" GOP's criticism of O's profoundly offensive AND insensitive "bump in the road" comment

— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) September 24, 2012

Carney Calls Criticism of 'Bumps in the Road' Comment by Obama 'Desperate and Offensive' – Jay Carney – Fox Nation http://t.co/zzfXrWbk

— Charles Dickerson (@ChasD3) September 24, 2012

Unreal. Desperate and offensive, heal thyself.

While the media may give a pass, citizens will not. And, so, #BumpIntheRoad was born. Take it away, Twitter!

"Behold the Black Gate of Mordor," hissed Gollum. "A mere #BumpInTheRoad," said Frodo.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) September 24, 2012

.@BarackObama was just a #BumpInTheRoad.

— Rachael (@Miss_Wisconsin) September 24, 2012

To the family of the murdered Ambassador an Navy Seals- I am sorry that Obama called the situation in the middle east a #BumpInTheRoad.

— Pam C. (@Pameladi1113) September 24, 2012

That whole #FastAndFurious thing? 2 dead Feds & hundreds of dead Mexicans? #BumpInTheRoad

— Vern Demerest (@TxAv8r) September 24, 2012

The Constitution is just a #BumpInTheRoad to Barack Hussein Obama. #tcot

— Resist Tyranny (@ResistTyranny) September 24, 2012

Successful Al-Queda attack & Americans dead #BumpInTheRoad

— Swedish Canary (@SwedishCanary) September 24, 2012

Obama was a #BumpInTheRoad to recovery. #RomneyRyan2012

— Tampa (@S1CT) September 24, 2012

Ft Hood shooter Maj Nidal Hasan killed 13 while shouting Allahu Akbar! But that was just random workplace violence & another #BumpInTheRoad

— Vern Demerest (@TxAv8r) September 24, 2012

I'm confused, I thought BO built the roads why shouldn't we blame him ofr the #BumpInTheRoad?

— Elect David Perdue (@WNeiljohnson) September 24, 2012

So THIS is a #BumpInTheRoad , but obesity is the greatest national threat? Got it. #tcot

— Marybeth (@MBGlenn) September 24, 2012

RT @RBPundit: Seriously, though. If the rape and murder of a US Ambassador is just a #BumpInTheRoad, where does this road lead? #tcot

— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) September 24, 2012

That #BumpInTheRoad ? It's where we buried the Obama presidency in 2012.

— Skip Fendley (@flipster48) September 24, 2012

I really hope @BarackObama is a #BumpintheRoad in American history. #tcot

— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) September 24, 2012


More, please, Twitter. We can see November from this bump in the road.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/24/media-white-house-brush-aside-obamas-shameful-remark-americans-respond-with-bumpintheroad/

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