In spite of Obama's record on the economy (which is dreadful) he is still in the running for a second term. This is because most of America has suddenly found itself dumb, weak and mired in daddy issues. Let's assume for a second that Obama is right and Romney is wrong when it comes to economic issues. There is one issue that should (in an adult world) disqualify Obama from ever holding public office again.
Candy Crowley had Obama's back last night and helped him out of the corner that Mitt Romney had boxed him in to, but the simple fact is the American people were lied to, and the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens has been disgustingly parsed and used as a political tool--by the Obama Administration--since September 12.
It's sad that it takes a little libertarian blogger from deep in the polluted Socialist netherworld of New Jersey to keep the truth about what the Administration said about Benghazi alive, but at least there are some of us left who care about the truth.
Fourth Paragraph of President Obama's Rose Garden Speech, September 12, 2012:
Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.In the couched world of political-speak, Obama is sending a message to someone that something was at the root of the attacks. In essence, he is reprimanding those who perpetrated the attacks while he is offering an excuse for them. This is the realpolitik of dealing with Islamofascists and those who do their bidding.
Tenth Paragraph of President Obama's Rose Garden Speech, September 12, 2012:
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values we stand for.In the couched world of political-speak, this is called covering your bases, and one cannot blame the President for doing just that. In fact, it was the proper thing to do, but it doesn't matter what he said on September 12, because the nation was told for two weeks thereafter that the attacks were caused by the Innocence of Muslims video (Getting the Story Straight, September 18, 2012). The lie was being set up as early as the morning after the attack. I contend that the lie was fabricated to protect Obama's campaign theme that Osama is dead, al Qa'ida is dissected and the War on Terror is over. Understanding Democrat Party politics, this is the most logical explanation for the outright lying by everyone connected to the Obama Administration.
On September 12, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made statements that John McCain called "excellent and moving" with "just the right message and tone." John McCain is no favorite of this Blog for his incessant mollifying and praising of liars and confused views on American domestic and foreign policy.
Quotes from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Remarks on Benghazi on September 12:
She said the US is "working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out the assault."
"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior along with the protests that took place at our embassy in Cairo yesterday as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet."
"America's commitment to religion goes back to the very beginning of our nation, but let me be clear there is no justification for this. None. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith..."These words are almost an exact parroting of Obama's words from earlier in the day. Obviously the President and the Secretary of State coordinated their speeches. There can be no doubt that the words of both were designed to send the same message.
"It is especially difficult that this happened on September 11. It's an anniversary that means a great deal to all Americans."Unfortunately Clinton's words here confirm the suspicions of some that the administration was not competent enough to connect the dots.
On September 16, Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice called the attacks a "spontaneous outbreak" caused by a "hateful" video that denigrated the prophet Muhammed. Suddenly we are left to believe that Clinton and Obama coordinated their words but left Rice out of the loop?
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted in the week that followed the attacks that there was "no evidence" that the attacks were "pre-planned or pre-meditated."
On September 25, President Obama spoke the following words to the UN General Assembly:
"In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. In every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they're willing to tolerate freedom for others. And that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, where a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only Muslims, but to America as well."
"...we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of who they look or what they believe.
We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. I know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws. Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.
Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs."
As the facts have come out, we now know President Obama knew this was a coordinated al Qa'ida attack immediately after the attack occurred. We also now know the Libyan consulate was attacked previously and that four other attacks took place on other embassies in the previous months. All were perpetrated by al Qa'ida in North Africa.
You can believe what you are told, or you can believe what you are told, but you'd best start believing your own intellect.
The American people and the world were lied to, four men are dead, and the political bullies in the White House are blaming those of us who are not satisfied with the administration's response for playing politics. The obfuscation, ineptitude, outright lies and politicization of the Benghazi attacks alone should disqualify Barack Obama from serving a second term, regardless of the weight of his record on other issues.