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Obama says he is 'ultimately'
responsible for Benghazi security

The Hill, by Meghashyam Mali

Original Article

Posted By:FlyRight, 10/28/2012 12:03:15 PM

President Obama on Saturday vowed to hold his administration “accountable” for September’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying he took ultimate responsibility for any security lapses. “What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” said Obama in an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to a report on that network’s website. “Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 10/28/2012 12:10:27 PM     (No. 8969432)

So then why did you say they will be held accountable if you are 'ultimately' responsible? You always blame someone else.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thundersnow, 10/28/2012 12:11:17 PM     (No. 8969434)

Let the ultimate impeachment hearings begin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/28/2012 12:14:46 PM     (No. 8969441)

He is ultimately responsible but he had nothing to do with it.

That's pretty much what he's been saying. Empty words, empty suit, empty chair. The worst president ever and the election isn't a walk for Romney. These are scary times.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bearcat, 10/28/2012 12:15:17 PM     (No. 8969443)

Be patient. We will know all as soon as O figures out how to blame Bush.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: vastrightwingconspirator, 10/28/2012 12:16:45 PM     (No. 8969447)

Let me be clear, I am ultimately responsible, but somebody else is going to have to fall on the sword. I suggest keeping that Youtube video guy locked up for another year.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/28/2012 12:17:51 PM     (No. 8969452)

FTA: "What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” said Obama..."

My thoughts exactly, Mr President. See you at the polls.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/28/2012 12:19:23 PM     (No. 8969454)

Zero worked at it and finally got his 'corpsemen.'
Impeach.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/28/2012 12:25:00 PM     (No. 8969465)

He spent 6 weeks trying to create scenarios that Bush was to blame, that Romney shot before aiming, that Romney's lack of knowledge about Middle East prompted the assault and that an obscure videographer was to bear the brunt of the blame. All lies, all the time. And Obama continues his lies by saying that somebody will be held accountable once the election is over. No one has been fired for incompetence, no one has resigned and no one is willing to talk openly and honestly to Congress and the American people. This freak of a man is a disaster, and it will take much soap & scrubbing to wash away his many stains on the country, our constitution and our culture.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rv9ajim, 10/28/2012 12:26:12 PM     (No. 8969473)

Does this big eared Dumbo not realize that he
is the one he's talking about? How many more
days 'till election? Sure seems to be getting
here slowly!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99, 10/28/2012 12:28:17 PM     (No. 8969475)

According to The Blaze a source inside the WH has stated that zippy was in the situation room watching his ambassador get killed and did nothing. The same source says that the order not to send in aid had to come directly from zippy and no one else. The lying piece of roach excrement needs to resign yesterday.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/28/2012 12:32:19 PM     (No. 8969486)

"Ultimately"????. No Mr. Obama. You gave the Stand Down orders (3 of them). You were responsible for refusing security in the area to begin with. You are responsible for refusing to help those men during their 7 hour ordeal which you were watching live on video feed. You made the political calculation that you could let them die, and the details of this massive failure would be suppressed by the American media, and your fantasies about Al Queda being "On the run", and you as the mighty warrior, be sustained. (After all, those were your repeated claims during the Democrat's Convention. Your convention.)

YOU Mr. Obama are responsible, then, now, and forever.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 10/28/2012 12:42:56 PM     (No. 8969511)

So, the next question is, "When are you submitting your resignation letter?"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 10/28/2012 12:52:03 PM     (No. 8969527)

Wow, that's the best weaseling I've ever heard. He's a really, really good liar.

All he means, you dummies, is of course he is "ultimately responsible" because he's the Big Cheese. However the person who really blew it is Somebody Else who will be held accountable.

And of course Obama can't be held accountable because he personally didn't blow it. So he says.

Geez. What a cowardly liar.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Daria, 10/28/2012 12:58:17 PM     (No. 8969546)

I'm pretty sure he used the "ultimately responsible" line during one of the debates. Yawn.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jt26, 10/28/2012 12:59:22 PM     (No. 8969551)

Lady Parts needs to man up and speak to the nation from the Oval Office and explain sans teleprompter just what the fluck happened and why no help was sent to the beleaguered consulate. If he/she does not fess up then there will be hell to pay.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Flybynight, 10/28/2012 1:13:08 PM     (No. 8969573)

What you mean "IF," Mister pResident? IF???
You're it. You and your feckless Vice pResident, your unspeakable advisors, cronies, and entertainers, your suck-up senior military people, your behind-kissing presstitutes, and your thoroughly sides honorable cabinet members need to be gone.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Flybynight, 10/28/2012 1:14:17 PM     (No. 8969575)

Darn autocorrect ... That is DISHONORABLE cabinet.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/28/2012 1:20:45 PM     (No. 8969592)

Romney shot before aiming? Well at least he shot.

We need to start demanding that Butcher/Butcheress of Benghazi need to be impeached.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/28/2012 1:32:23 PM     (No. 8969613)

We have reached the "Blazing Saddles" threshold.

I'm seeing Cleavon Little holding a gun to his own head, hoping to sneak out of the room by saying:"OK....one false move and the (N-word)
get's it".

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/28/2012 1:45:41 PM     (No. 8969630)

Ultimately he can care less about the lives that were taken, because they were expendable, and there were only 4 of them.
You know, it's an even number and one of his favorite words when playing golf. Which is the most important thing in his life.
Let's see if he plays a round between now and election day. I bet he flies to Hawaii to survey tsunami damage after last nights events just so he can do some body surfing and play a couple rounds while the hurricane hits New England.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Midwest Mom, 10/28/2012 1:46:44 PM     (No. 8969633)

This falls under the category of "duh"... O is the commander in chief for pete's sake, or he's supposed to be.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: fed-up, 10/28/2012 1:57:16 PM     (No. 8969642)

Yeah, riiiight. Tell that to the father of Tyone Woods, you #@$%^$! Im sure he will be satisfied with your "vow" to get to the bottom of this... and BTW, I thought Hillary was responsible? food fight over who's in charge? If this werent so serious, it would be laughable.

Looks like they have already found 2 scapegoats. General Ham(commander of U.S. Africa Command) and Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette(commander of the USS John C. Stennis strike group). Both were commanders in Middle East during the attack, and both let go or suddenly reassigned for "allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment"

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Reply 23 - Posted by: cake crumb, 10/28/2012 2:00:40 PM     (No. 8969648)

FTA: “Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.
Sure. This is why you blamed a video, the intelligence community, Hillary pretty much everybody. NOW you're ready to take responsibility for your actions? What changed?


If he takes responsibility, it'll come with an asterisk. He's a vile human being.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pam, 10/28/2012 2:08:38 PM     (No. 8969662)

Security is no longer the abiding issue. Why was there no attempt to rescue is the burning question now. We know the answer, we just want the admission.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/28/2012 2:10:53 PM     (No. 8969669)

He's not ultimately responsible for Benghazi security, he's directly responsible for four deaths.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: osprey21, 10/28/2012 2:12:38 PM     (No. 8969671)

He's a Bull$#!%er!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/28/2012 2:12:52 PM     (No. 8969672)

No security. No rescue. Big coverup - attempt.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 10/28/2012 2:18:48 PM     (No. 8969684)

How can anyone vote for Obama. It was a bit understandable before Libya but not now. He was in charge when those four brave American men were murdered and he chose to do nothing. No matter what excuses he comes up with, the blood is on his hands. I will not believe a word he says about it now.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: artlover, 10/28/2012 2:34:01 PM     (No. 8969719)

No 28, they will vote for Obama because they are not listening to anything except the music and stupid MSM on the cell phones Obama gave them and is giving them money to pay for them with. Also, there are some people who SHOULD know better but are so liberal, they would vote for a rattle snake before they would vote for a person who talks conservative views. So many people are with Obama in the road to making this a communist country. They want the whole population to be beholding to them so they can tell them what to, when to do it, and how to do it. That is what all the Obama lovers want...........

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/28/2012 2:35:57 PM     (No. 8969724)

I swear, if I see Axelgrease and Candy making goo-goo eyes at each other one more time, we will need a new TV.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: saurkrut, 10/28/2012 2:52:04 PM     (No. 8969775)

So, on September 11th, there were men fighting for their lives in Benghazi and all this affirmative action traitor was concerned about was how to CHA and spin this so he wouldn't look bad? Brave men died because of his inaction and the MSM is giving this jerk a pass. Is this what our sons and daughters that are put in harms way while serving this country can expect in the future during an election cycle?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/28/2012 3:00:17 PM     (No. 8969794)

This will be a Profiles in Courage moment for Mika and Joe. Are they going to ask questions or are they going to be part of the cover up? They will be remembered as accomplices if they allow him to bury this till after the election.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 10/28/2012 3:13:23 PM     (No. 8969839)

There is only one time when a USS Navy ship is not under the command of it's Captain. That is only when the ship is going into drydock. Else, even if he is on authorized leave and it is run aground by his Exec, the Captain is still responsible.
Usually that captain will either be reprimanded or/and censured. He is either never given another command and gets a desk job or he is "asked" to leave the service.

Obama as CIC, even if he is off on some deserted island watching turtles hatch, he is responsible for all actions of his subordinate and field commanders. Only congress is there then to reprimand and censure the POTUS or as in the case of Libyia, where lives were lost unnecessarily by either POTUs or his subordinates not giving aid, POTUS should be IMPEACHED.
Pray and vote for Mitt Romney to be Elected.
ABO Novembe 6 2012.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 10/28/2012 3:15:03 PM     (No. 8969845)

Obama: "I am ultimately responsible."

Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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Reply 35 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 10/28/2012 3:18:39 PM     (No. 8969854)

It is no surprise that he goes on a show with the liberal flack Scarborough. There is no one in the MSM screaming about the lack of leadership on Øbama's part. He'll make some lame excuse and then he and dear old Joe will yuk it up and all will be forgotten by everyone except the families of the dead. He has no place to hide from any one with an ounce of patriotism or brains. When he is really lying he whistles when he talks. Listen for that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: fingerpicker, 10/28/2012 3:27:57 PM     (No. 8969872)

Questions Mika did NOT ask:

"Mr. President, why did you respond to three separate cries for help with the order to Stand Down?"

"Why are you inciting Islamicist rage by 'spiking the football' again with a pre-election movie showing that you killed and unceremoniously dumped Bin Laden's body?"

"Who does Biden think has the biggest balls, you or Ty Woods?"

Oh, Joe didn't ask either.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: sherlock1, 10/28/2012 3:48:23 PM     (No. 8969910)

An apparently knowlegable caller to Rush said that in such an "in extremis" situation, the Africom commander is automatically authorized to respond. If this is the case, it seems logical that the "stand down" order had to come from someone above the Africom command - in other words, the White House.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: rplat, 10/28/2012 3:57:22 PM     (No. 8969928)

Don't give me that "ultimately responsible" crap, we all know that. I want to know who refused to help those Americans that died and why they were not helped. Obama is a lying obfuscater that will do anything and say anything to save his own butt.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: rplat, 10/28/2012 4:03:08 PM     (No. 8969942)

Naturally he's on MSNBC, the only left wing electronic rag he can count on to protect him during the interview. This whole affair is an insult to the dead Americans and an embarrassment to citizens of this once great Republic.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: strike3, 10/28/2012 4:28:35 PM     (No. 8969982)

Meanwhile, a C-130 gunship capable of making a plowed garden out of a square mile surrounding the embassy and several drones circled over the carnage for hours and then were sent home. Imagine being the pilots/operators of those vehicles, knowing you could have wiped out every bearded muslim animal in the area. No wonder Obama has denied the military the vote. Their preference for Romney has to be near %100 by now.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 10/28/2012 4:37:47 PM     (No. 8970005)

Really? Tell us something we don't already know.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: My 2 Cents, 10/28/2012 5:06:19 PM     (No. 8970052)

Joe Scarborough won't push for an answer and Mika will well just be Mika. Mika is about as stupid as Debbie Blabber Mouth Schultz and Stephanie Cutter.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 10/28/2012 5:19:34 PM     (No. 8970074)

I believe Obama thinks being "ultimately responsible" means he's the one that makes sure the guy who screwed up is held "accountable". That's why he began with "finding somebody who didn't do their job" and then saying he doesn't shy away from that responsibility; to hold someone else accountable. To liberals "responsibility" and "being accountable" are two different things when you're the one in charge.

And by the way, what really frosts me is his introduction to the subject, "What my attitude on this is..." Attitude? Attitude?

He'll be getting plenty of attitude on Nov 6 from the Chick Fil-A Underground. (Hat Tip to a fellow Ldotter.)

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Reply 44 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 10/28/2012 5:24:00 PM     (No. 8970085)

"After an extensive investigation, we have determined that it was Bush's fault."

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/28/2012 5:33:44 PM     (No. 8970104)

Obama acts like an innocent bystander.
Come ON People, we can't allow him to get away with this.
He sold out SEAL team 6, he sold out an Ambassador and 3 others..he will sell out your sons and daughters serving in the military. Obama must pay for the spilled blood.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/28/2012 6:21:26 PM     (No. 8970168)

Obama sounds like OJ.
He wants to find out who the real Commander in Chief is.
Obama didn't just leave them all to die.
He watched them die.
And then he got a good night's sleep.
This is beyond shameful and disgraceful.
It's criminal.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 10/28/2012 6:40:43 PM     (No. 8970204)

Here is my opinion, even though you did not ask for it. I think Obama is so mad ( I did not originally say "mad" in my first post). He is mad that the ambassador was murdered and tortured even though he was only supposed to be kidnapped.

He was supposed to be kidnapped so the "Blind Seik" could be released in a swap for the ambassador. This way Obama could be seen as a hero in foreign policy before the election.

I think impeachment or indictment is in order. Since we are so close to the election, indictment is probably the best option.

There is so little time and so many reasons for jail time.

There, I said it. When Obama loses there will probably be race riots from the "Gimme more crowd".

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ordinaryman, 10/28/2012 6:44:27 PM     (No. 8970211)

He will be held accountable in Saluda North Carolina with Tea and a Chik Fil A outside the polling place on Nov 6th.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: tasine, 10/28/2012 6:57:40 PM     (No. 8970224)

Still waffling. Still unable to take on responsibility. He never even hinted that the buck stopped with him because that isn't how he reads it. He is a sociopath (I believe) and just doesn't "get it" when it comes to being responsible, accepting responsibility, telling the truth, etc.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 10/28/2012 7:13:55 PM     (No. 8970252)

So resign tomorrow on MSLSD.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 10/28/2012 7:18:57 PM     (No. 8970264)

He needn't bother. The American people will hold him accountable on Nov. 6.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: rplat, 10/28/2012 7:32:44 PM     (No. 8970294)

Who in hell is in charge of that gaggle of misfits in the White House. The national command authorities had full control and visibility of every asset in the area the night the embassy was attacked, so why is it so difficult to identify who made the decisions not to render assistance. This is a cover up of monumental proportion.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 10/28/2012 7:35:32 PM     (No. 8970301)

If Mitt had another son he would look like Tyrone.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: billa, 10/28/2012 7:47:12 PM     (No. 8970321)

Any one who votes for this fraud, IMO, is an outright traitor.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: kate3513, 10/28/2012 9:21:56 PM     (No. 8970426)

Ahhh, excuse me but someone didn't do their job O and all you have to do is look in the mirror to discover who it is that needs to be brought to bear the misguided bungling of a crisis and the murder of four Americans. If you find out? Dispicable!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: nolibgal, 10/28/2012 9:32:31 PM     (No. 8970433)

Even more concerning after finding out that these commanders were "relieved" makes me worry that our own military is about to revolt.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: fireboy, 10/28/2012 9:34:21 PM     (No. 8970438)

Wonder if Mika will say, "Mr. President, I know what you're going through. My father was a member of the last administration where an ambassador was killed."


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Reply 58 - Posted by: flatwater, 10/28/2012 9:43:36 PM     (No. 8970450)

The buck stops, very, very reluctantly, with Obama.

At least in theory.

But really, it's someone else's fault.

I blame Republicans. Oh, and the tsunami. And ATM's. And kiosks. And automated phone systems.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: tulunk, 10/28/2012 10:05:30 PM     (No. 8970474)

Aw hell. Obama will never be be scolded, much less indicted or impeached. The Washington politicians and military brown noses have dirty laundry of their own, and Romney has decided that he must appear "above it all" and once again stress reaching across the aisle in order to win the almighty independents and undecideds. He knows that the conservatives will vote ABO. About 100years from now some historian will reveal how crass 0 was, who ordered the hit on JFK, and whether FDR knew about Pearl Harbor.



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Reply 60 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 10/28/2012 10:45:59 PM     (No. 8970513)

Will you also take full responsibility for YOUR OUTRAGEOUS LIES to us also. Sorry "O" but if you'd lie o this what else have you and would you lie about to protect your sorry a-s. This isn't good enough...you just need to bow out of this election altogther. You are not a king and moochelle is not a queen...I'm sorry, I don't remember voting for one but you sure as heck think that way...but of course all would be and want to be dictators think alike don't they?

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Reply 61 - Posted by: ThinkingOutLoud, 10/28/2012 10:51:02 PM     (No. 8970519)

This is where Donald Trump comes into play. You're fired, Mr. President.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: kenecarroll, 10/28/2012 10:54:13 PM     (No. 8970524)

Will you also take full responsibility for YOUR OUTRAGEOUS LIES to us also. Sorry "O" but if you'd lie about this what else have you and would you lie about to protect your sorry a-s. This isn't good enough...you just need to bow out of this election altogther. You are not a king and moochelle is not a queen...I'm sorry, I don't remember voting for one but you sure as heck think that way...but of course all would be and want to be dictators think alike don't they?

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Reply 63 - Posted by: gracepmc, 10/28/2012 11:54:21 PM     (No. 8970596)

this is typical Obama double speak -- i am ultimately responsible because i am president. but i barack obama am not responsible for the 7 hours during which in real time we denied help and watched 4 good americans be murdered. i barack obama am not responsible for anything bad. and good ole' joe and mika will call that a true mea culpa and a wrap. this is, as BO says, bs.

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Posted By: FlyRight- 4/7/2014 7:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Fears that high-speed traders have been rigging the U.S. stock market went mainstream last week thanks to allegations in a book by financial author Michael Lewis, but there may be a more serious threat to investors: the increasing amount of trading that happens outside of exchanges.Some former regulators and academics say so much trading is now happening away from exchanges that publicly quoted prices for stocks on exchanges may no longer properly reflect where the market is. And this problem could cost investors far more money than any shenanigans related to high frequency trading. When the average investor, or even

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 8:50:41 AM     Post Reply
It’s good Gov. Cuomo understands New York has a problem with cigarette smuggling. Too bad he has yet to figure out what’s really driving the problem of illegal smokes: our high tobacco taxes.Just days after a key report found New York has the highest percentage of illegal cigarettes of any state, the governor announced the creation of a new “strike force” meant to crack down.Teams from 13 state, local and federal agencies, he said, are joining to stop “the influx of counterfeit and untaxed tobacco products into New York” and nab smugglers who “evade the law and rob the state

Obama’s empty boasts
New York Daily News, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/6/2014 7:53:50 AM     Post Reply
After his health-care law surpassed the low-ball enrollment target of 7 million, President Obama staged a Rose Garden rally and zinged doubters: “Armageddon has not arrived.” At least he did not declare: “Mission Accomplished.”The country is years from knowing whether Obama’s overhaul of the health-care system fulfills the promise of delivering universal coverage.While large numbers of Americans have found the program very advantageous, including people who were formerly uninsured, many others have been forced to change plans or change doctors — contrary to Obama’s repeated promises.Obama tacitly admits the unintended consequences every time he waives a deadline or mandate in

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*
Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

No Country For Young Men.
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/4/2014 9:18:12 PM     Post Reply
The author of the Twilight of Abundance, David Archibald, sent an email a few days ago, saying “there is a whole new world coming.” Archibald, who’s an Australian, warns in his book that the world is running out of food, energy and security. Where he differs from Malthus, however, is in arguing that the shortages are the consequence of policy, rather than the inherent limitations of the universe. The world is doing everything it can to run in the opposite direction of abundance because we think we have too much. The West dreads warmer weather, even though warmer weather might

Clinton docs: Lewinsky,
speechwriting and race
Pollitico, by Josh Gerstein    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 3:26:29 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Library took the wraps off another batch of White House documents Friday afternoon, offering new insights into how aides scrambled to address the Monica Lewinsky scandal, how the hot-button issue of race tied the White House staff up in knots and how former President Bill Clinton cast a wide net for advice in advance of his major speeches.The new set of Clinton documents make little mention of then-first lady Hillary Clinton, and so are unlikely to have a major political impact. However, many of the memos were written by or mention aides to Bill Clinton who now hold

Maria Bartiromo: What Went Wrong at CNBC,
and Why the ‘Money Honey’ Moved to Fox
Daily Beast, by Lloyd Grove    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/29/2014 9:43:10 AM     Post Reply
Famous as the ´Money Honey,´ Maria Bartiromo is about to begin a Sunday morning show on the Fox News Channel—but not before firing a ringing broadside at her former CNBC bosses. The “Money Honey” may have moved across the street--from CNBC to Fox--but she’s still the same hyper-competitive, no-nonsense, Brooklyn-born business enthusiast that viewers have come to know as Maria Bartiromo.“I’m not changing,” the 46-year-old financial news luminary told me on Thursday as she rode back from a sit-down with Ken Frazier, the chairman and CEO of the Merck pharmaceutical empire in the wilds of northern New Jersey. “I’ve always

Deadline Near, Healthcare
sign ups show disparities
New York Times, by SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ROBERT PEAR    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 3/28/2014 8:06:16 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The online insurance marketplace in Oregon is such a technological mess that residents have been signing up for health coverage by hand. In Texas, political opposition to President Obama’s health law is so strong that some residents believe, erroneously, that the program is banned in their state.But in Connecticut, a smoothly functioning website, run by competent managers, has successfully enrolled so many patients that officials are offering to sell their expertise to states like Maryland, which is struggling to sign people up for coverage. The disparities reveal a stark truth about the Affordable Care Act: With the first open

CNN producers busted trying
to get into WTC site
New York Post, by Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 3/26/2014 6:46:14 AM     Post Reply
Two CNN producers were arrested Tuesday for trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site to test its security — after The Post reported that a teen made it all the way to the spire of the world’s top terror target. Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, made multiple attempts to get onto Ground Zero before being arrested shortly after 2 p.m., law enforcement sources said. The pair initially tried to get through a gate at Vesey and Washington streets, with a source saying they told the cop who stopped them that “if a 16-year-old could get on the site, they should be able to get in.” Next, they headed east, with Boals twice being spotted

Malaysia Airlines defends text message to
families as China demands satellite data
Fox News and Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/25/2014 8:04:04 AM     Post Reply
Malaysia Airlines officials on Tuesday defended their decision to notify relatives of missing passengers of Flight 370´s presumed fate via text message, as China demanded that Malaysia turn over satellite data it used to conclude the jet was lost with no survivors. Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya told a press conference that the company´s "sole motivation" for informing passengers´ family members of their findings through text message was to ensure "the families heard the tragic news before the world did."My heart breaks to think of the unimaginable pain suffered by all the families," Yahya told reporters at Kuala Lumpur International



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Darrell Issa: Emails suggest Elijah Cummings
prompted IRS targeting of True the Vote

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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/9/2014 5:13:32 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel´s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud. The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa´s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

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CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
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Politico, by Tal Kopan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/10/2014 7:33:24 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama. Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York. “The last five years have been defined by significant strides and

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
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American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Researchers raise
questions about flu drugs

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USA Today, by Michelle Healy    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/10/2014 1:17:52 AM     Post Reply
A new review is questioning the effectiveness of two key drugs enlisted in the fight against influenza and in turn the investments by governments to stockpile the drugs in the event of a global flu outbreak. The antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir ) are commonly used to treat influenza in healthy adults and children. In the case of Tamiflu, the drug does shorten symptoms of influenza by about half a day - as the manufacturer suggests - but there is insufficient evidence to support claims that it reduces hospital admissions or serious complications, such as confirmed pneumonia or

Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo:
Hollywood, Media Ignoring
‘The Crime of the Century’

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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/9/2014 6:57:56 PM     Post Reply
Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
Up to Five Years in Federal Prison

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not


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