Right bloggers on bin Laden's death 

Here are a few reactions to bin Laden's death in the Right blogosphere. Not everyone has gone straight to politics, although some have:

Hinderaker at Powerline Blog:

Hallelujah! After years of hunting the son of a bitch, we finally got him. Let's all smoke a cigar before we turn in.

Victor Davis Hanson:

[T]his comes at a fortunate time. No one is talking of victory any more in Afghanistan; we seem confused in Libya, so the death of bin Laden reminds us that the U.S. can still take the war to the enemy in his own backyard, and act with confidence and audacity rather than “leading from behind.”

Erick Erickson:

As the sun rises this morning, the speculation and spin that the media will readily push out is that this now makes Barack Obama invulnerable to defeat in 2012.

It is an extraordinary accomplishment — one that defies partisanship. Because Barack Obama is President, like with upturns in the economy, he will get the credit.

But the lack of an upturn in the economy will, by 2012, be more relevant. People have short memories. Voters have short memories. The good will toward Mr. Obama will not last past one or two fill ups.

Malkin:

Leftists are swarming Twitter to chastise any conservatives who dare give any credit to President Bush for his resolve and role in leading the post-9/11 counterrorism/national security response to the worst attack on American soil.

Meanwhile, Democrat hacks are burning the midnight oil making this All About Obama.

It begins: “New DNC chief: Obama deserves credit for bin Laden killing.”

A Huffington Post reporter gloats: “Chants of ‘four more years!’ in front of WH.”

College kids in front of the White House are chanting “Yes We Can!” according to a beaming CNN reporter.

Spotted at the White House gathering: “Latinos for Obama” sign.

And Democrat Rep. Gary Ackerman doesn’t waste a second taking a swipe at President Bush:

So much for that we-are-one unity President Obama invoked earlier tonight, eh?

Jazz Shaw:

First, while I join the rest of the nation in celebrating, I too felt kind of strangely quiet when the news broke. It was almost anticlimactic. It’s what I wanted, and yet his death still doesn’t undo all the damage he wrought in his life and it’s not going to stop his followers. It’s a symbolic, great win for our team, but it’s not the end of the war by a long shot.
Finally, it does represent a rare moment in American society, in that you rarely see this kind of celebration over someone dying. As a people we’re simply not built that way, and we tend to react more solemnly to the passing of anyone. But in this rare case, we had identified a monster so horrendous, so very far removed from anything most of us would recognize as being “human” that people from all quarters were ready to hoist up a cold one and toast the fact that this maniac was on his way to hell at last.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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