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Obama describes deaths of 4 Americans
in Libya as 'not optimal'. Now he's
channelling Mike Dukakis

Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/19/2012 7:26:53 AM

Sometimes the President can be very odd indeed. In a pre-recorded interview with The Daily Show on Thursday night, host Jon Stewart asked Obama what he thought about the deaths of 4 Americans during the September 11 attack on the US embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The President replied that it was “not optimal.” He was picking up on a sound bite used earlier by Stewart, but he could just as easily have stolen it from a Dalek. It’s an incredibly cold, robotic and insensitive way to describe a human tragedy.[Snip] Is this Obama’s Dukakis moment? During the 1988

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Once more, as I read that quote again, I feel revulsion worse than a large water bug crawling over my bare foot.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/19/2012 7:34:14 AM     (No. 8944974)

It's true that Stewart fed him the line, but the Pres showed his lack of intelligence by repeating it. He is not only wrong ideologically, he is too dumb to occupy the most powerful office in the world.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/19/2012 7:36:47 AM     (No. 8944980)

Certainly, the RNC and Romneys people will turn that cold hearted comment into a campaign ad. Familes of the slain will be thrilled to hear deaths of their loved ones were not "optimal."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msctex1, 10/19/2012 7:38:14 AM     (No. 8944984)

This is not an intelligent human being. That, or he is entirely and utterly removed from the most fundamental processes of thought and Values of those he would ostensibly govern.

Or both. Quite likely both.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/19/2012 7:43:21 AM     (No. 8944993)

This is the administration which has neither suspended nor fired personnel in the state department for their incompetence in this American tragedy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 10/19/2012 7:47:14 AM     (No. 8945005)

From day one after the tragedy in Libia, this President has been seen going to Las Vegas and yuking it up all over the place. He has never shown one minute of remorse or compassion. Not one tear. I wish Dubya was back.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx, 10/19/2012 7:51:48 AM     (No. 8945012)

PS: This is Obama speak without his teleprompter. His lack of intelligence or compassion comes through loud and clear.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/19/2012 7:53:44 AM     (No. 8945014)

FTA: "Is this Obama's Dukakis moment?"

Mr President...Your M1 Abrams Tank is gassed up and ready to roll when you are!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ziel, 10/19/2012 7:54:14 AM     (No. 8945016)

On the other hand Mitt keeps women in "binders". It is much worse.
He hates them.
What is four lives when compared to women in the binder, nothing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 10/19/2012 8:12:31 AM     (No. 8945059)

Hmmm . . . I could read this as only 4 dead was not optimal. How many would be optimal? 100 . . . 200 . . . or . . . ?? I would hope that Obama meant security, as well as intelligence was not optimal. All that said, I understand that the State Department had real time information about what was happening. So . . . all the excuses are pretty lame, indeed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/19/2012 8:13:27 AM     (No. 8945062)

In ObamaSpeak, the translation of his 'optimal' comment is this....
.... The deaths of these Americans are just 4 more bnumps in the road.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/19/2012 8:13:39 AM     (No. 8945063)

Obama's defeat in November will be "optimal". Romney by a landslide.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rather Read, 10/19/2012 8:15:26 AM     (No. 8945064)

I am still boiling mad about this. Those poor men were left unprotected and alone.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: engrpat, 10/19/2012 8:19:33 AM     (No. 8945073)

Lets face it, Obama just doesn't like people.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jeninmo, 10/19/2012 8:25:34 AM     (No. 8945084)

They are shilling the meme that they didn't have all the information. If they didn't, why/how would they shill the MISinformation regarding the video. Doesn't compute, but then...........

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimK1, 10/19/2012 8:30:16 AM     (No. 8945097)

M1A1 Abrahams? Not likely, how about a T-34, more in keeping with his idol Uncle Joe. Not being optimal just doesn't make sense, this guy is dumber than a box of hammers minus the hammers and apologies to the box. I agree with above poster what would be optimal, 100, more?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 10/19/2012 8:32:44 AM     (No. 8945102)

Obama is America's Death Panel.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bob913, 10/19/2012 8:33:23 AM     (No. 8945106)

KABC radio show 'McIntyre in the Morning' here in Los Angeles is spinning the remark so fast as they try to explain it away that they could power the radio transmitter!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Catherine, 10/19/2012 8:40:27 AM     (No. 8945124)

It's this type of behavior that loses me when someone says he's so smart. He's not. He's scary uninformed and his social behavior is odd. This is a scary man.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Analyn, 10/19/2012 8:47:42 AM     (No. 8945150)

For a long time now I have felt like knocking on his head and saying, "Hello?? Anybody there?"

At all times the President can be very odd indeed.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: wodehouse, 10/19/2012 8:57:34 AM     (No. 8945172)

Well..we have been trying for years to find out anything about Obama's past--anything about schools,grades etc.

Now we can eliminate one possibility -- he was not an English Major.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/19/2012 9:12:49 AM     (No. 8945207)

Or as Hillary might describe it, "The Ambassador and his defenders are not operable."

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Reply 22 - Posted by: neenbean, 10/19/2012 9:13:01 AM     (No. 8945208)

What a Cold Man.....he is not black....his soul is.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/19/2012 9:14:10 AM     (No. 8945211)

It is getting to the point where this man can do nothing right. He has lost his footing and missteps are becoming glaring. Obama is on a down hill trajectory. Stay at home voters are in the Democrat cards. Don't cry for Axelrod, Argentina.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 10/19/2012 9:27:52 AM     (No. 8945255)

How would you like to be Jay Carney this morning having to explain this one? That man has the toughest job in the world -- trying to run interference for The Won.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: uno, 10/19/2012 9:32:26 AM     (No. 8945271)

J Fred Cardboard must feel like an empty, soul-less shell that will be left to blow away in the wind after a few months.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LtE126, 10/19/2012 9:32:26 AM     (No. 8945270)

I remember when George HW Bush was near the end, losing...and he was becoming a little unglued.

This half a man is no GHWB. As the last couple of weeks pass and Mitt destroys him in the next debate...he's gonna lose it. He's gonna have a nervous breakdown like Jesse Jackson Jr.

I have this streak in me where I love watching people who are in positions undeserved unravel.

Wait till the FLOTUS (first linebacker of the United States) starts goin all Sheniqua.

That's gonna be something to see.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: conservativegirl, 10/19/2012 9:42:09 AM     (No. 8945301)

FTA: That would make Obama less like Dukakis and more like Nixon. Not true. Nixon's actions did not result in the death of anyone!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/19/2012 9:46:22 AM     (No. 8945310)

If he has a nervous breakdown will the ADA law prevent him being removed from office?
Wouldn't put it past him to try.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/19/2012 9:48:03 AM     (No. 8945315)

The reference to a Dalek would be meaningless if you weren't a fan of the British science fiction series Dr. Who which I am. Also why take a cheap shot at President Nixon who was a better man on his worse day of his life than ØDumbø was on his best. No one died in Watergate. The Indonesian Imbecile is just a JC Penny underwear model with a teleprompter. The big mystery is who programs the teleprompter. Many Americans simply don't care about foreign policy. The vote will be between the bums with their ØDumbø phone and those of us who work for a living, pay taxes, and make food stamps and free phones possible for the layabouts.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pomom, 10/19/2012 9:49:10 AM     (No. 8945319)

I'll bet Mr. Teleprompter was shaking his head in disbelief at that one. America, THIS is what you get when he's unscripted. I heard him say that and wondered - Just how many dead Americans WOULD be optimal? It's as if he was thinking we can't take military action over there because only 4 were killed.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tommydeus11, 10/19/2012 9:49:59 AM     (No. 8945322)

I'm reminded of the line from the movie 'Armageddon'; "What are you, a freaking cyborg?"

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jt26, 10/19/2012 9:55:30 AM     (No. 8945345)

That remark will come back to haunt him.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/19/2012 10:00:39 AM     (No. 8945361)

The neighborhood where we walk has two dozen or so Romney/Ryan yard signs, but only 6 Obama/Biden signs. How those people can advertise their support of someone who is so obviously a traitor to the United States escapes me.

It is not an optimal act for a loyal American!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/19/2012 10:13:31 AM     (No. 8945404)

That is what you say when you have failed and refuse to admit it. The buck stops with him, except it never reaches him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: rochow, 10/19/2012 11:07:16 AM     (No. 8945524)

Early on he zero described this incident as 'bumps in road'!....we know he cares deeply about people....if they have a lot of money and are rich or powerful....not these little people!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: merc55h, 10/19/2012 2:24:58 PM     (No. 8946093)

Dear President Skippy, an empty suit as President is not optimal either. Time to work on a book deal. "My years in front of a teleprompter",,,,

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Wall Street Journal, by Abby McCloskey and Tom Miller    Original Article
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One by one, the myths of the Affordable Care Act have been revealed. When the curtain on open enrollment falls on March 31, the last remaining big myth of ObamaCare will be fully exposed: The individual mandate has failed. After a last-ditch effort with President Obama himself encouraging "young invincibles" to sign up before the deadline, the administration is scrambling to boost enrollment. On Tuesday, the White House announced that people who applied for coverage on the federal health-insurance exchange will have until mid-April to finish the paperwork. The mandate was supposed to be the administration´s magical elixir for the assorted shortcomings


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