Why won't the Libya story go away? Why can't the memory of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff be consigned to the same sad-and-sealed file of Americans killed abroad in dangerous line of duty? How has an episode that seemed at first to have been mishandled by the Romney camp become an emblem of a feckless and deluded foreign policy? The story-switching and stonewalling haven't helped. But let's start a little earlier. The hour is 5 p.m., Sept. 11, Washington time, and the scene is an Oval Office meeting
WSJ misses the elephant in the room. Question: Why was Stevens in Benghazi in the first place, along with the Navy SEALS? Answer: They were there to try to recover some of the weapons that President Empty Chair, surreptiously and without Congressional approval, gave to the Libyan rebels for their Arab Spring Break. The ambassador and Navy SEALS were likely killed with those very same weapons. This is the mideast version of Fast and Furious--Obama's "Iran Contra". That is why the FBI is not pushing hard to start investigating. That is why there was a coverup. If Americans knew Obama had armed Al Quaida, and then compounded the error by sending Stevens into Benghazi without appropriate security, they would toss his skinny, worthless butt out of the White House
"It was five in the afternoon when Mr. Obama took his 3 a.m. call. He still flubbed it."
We knew the Clown Prince was going to mess up every little emergency that came his way. When Iran strikes, when China threatens, when Venezuela explodes, the price will be much higher.
But will his adoring hollywood groupies and his starry-eyed college professors and his smitten crowd of single white women even care that his head is pure mush? That is our biggest concern in November.
Not very long ago there was a hilarious YouTube video called "Honey Badger don't care". It perfectly captured the typical Obama voter. Obama Badger don't care about no 3am call. In fact, Obama Badger don't care about no Libya or Fast and Furious or anything else except that free Obamaphone.
Valerie decided that there was no way Obama could be blamed for this terrorist attack. That was all they were concerned about. What or who could they blame it on. We need to know who knew about that video and started the excuse. The man who made the video has a hit on his head. If he is killed, the Obama regime will have more blood on their hands.
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Bad Dog, 10/2/2012 7:56:26 AM (No. 8903713)
Follow-on to #5: And when those threats you mention come to take us down, literally and physically, right here on our own soil, the idiots you refer to in your last paragraph will be the first to be rounded up, because they're the idiots, and won't be useful any more. They will have served their purpose.
The rest of us will be the high school kids in the mountains, shouting ''Wolverines!'' and taking our country back.
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The Architect, 10/2/2012 7:56:47 AM (No. 8903715)
It may have been his 30 AM Call. Too bad Zippy hit the snooze button and went back to sleep.
Some things are not "forgettable" and "spinable" as the obama administration are finding out. The American people are listening to the stories and are increasingly understanding this man -- i.e. zero -- doesn't have a clue -- and what's worse -- "doesn't" care.....
What? What would happen? Romney knows, or ought to know, and he's unwilling to call the President on it because he knows the media will hammer him as "unpatriotic"...foreign policy disputes now stop altogether. Obviously, Americans don't care much.
If Obama wins, we will witness something that hasn't happened here since 1776. We will see a revival of the Minute Men and that style of thinking. Nothing big or mind boggling but things will start to happen. Like the loose seats in the AA aircraft. Americans will start to think of America as it was. Many government officials who will be empowered to enforce the Obama laws will cease to function for one reason or another. Now there will be many folks who will rejoice in the new "freedom" but it won't last long. They will come to see the error of their ways. It'll take a while but it will be very interesting to see. You can't stop ideals that nurture your very being and stick them in a box. We are not made that way. But it will be very interesting to watch and see the pieces fall where they do. Let's pay attention, people! Don't let this happen!
Many of us have already fled to the most rural parts of our country and cultivated the skills and habits that will sustain ourselves and our children without the help or hindrance of a government grown cancerous.
The entire foreign policy of the 0bama regime is a disaster. The killings in Benghazi is just the most over symptom.There will be many more disasters unless we can uncover all the stupid mistakes, and deliberate ones, and turn them all around.
Ambassador Stevens and the SEALS were sacrificed to o's agenda. Presumably the Ambassador was a democrat and it begs the question: how many democrats at that level still can't see the reality that they are all expendable(as are we) to o's agenda?
The Obots wanting a phone will not see, but is it possible that even democrats operating at relatively high govt levels are blind to their non-worth in the current administration?
Romney was the only one right on this and he was early, he didn't wait to see what focus groups told him. The idiots on the left can't stand it so they create this bogus "he jumped the gun" mantra that the MSM talking heads are repeating.
Folks, Benghazi is being covered up pure and simple. This distraction will be milked for all it is worth between now and November 6th to confuse and keep the voters off track (the less the sheep know about Obie's failures, keeps them in line).
Look at the big picture right now. Romney needs to break out...starting now. He needs us, your family, your friends and your friend's friends to get him there. talk to everyone you can (nicely, that is) in hopes some of them will see the light and understand that we are at a cross roads, and need Romney to fix it. A Tea Party candidate will come, just dont have that right now.
Gary Johnson will draw 2 to 3 percent of the vote from folks who would normally poll for Romney. I dont know if Paul is even on the ballot. We dont have a Ralph Nadar this time to suck votes from the dims. Must keep our priorities in place.
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
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