Administration officials: Romney was right, that statement from the Cairo embassy was awful

posted at 10:07 pm on September 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

A fatal blow to the media’s concern-trolling this morning? Nah. Their complaint, ostensibly, was with the timing of Romney’s criticism. If only he’d waited 12-18 hours and then sheepishly leaked his complaint about the embassy’s statement to a reporter, the way these tools did, presumably everything would be chill. Although actually, if he’d taken that advice and waited, he would have been concern-trolled then instead for not speaking up and seizing the opportunity to put Obama on the defensive on foreign policy. He can’t win. Quoth Steve Hayes, “You knew the media were going to obsess on this and obsess on it they did.”

But as it turns out, even the administration agrees with his criticism of the embassy.

“In an effort to cool the situation down, it didn’t come from me, it didn’t come from Secretary Clinton. It came from people on the ground who are potentially in danger,” Obama said. “And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

But Obama’s remarks belie the enormous frustration of top officials at the State Department and White House with the actions of the man behind the statement, Cairo senior public affairs officer Larry Schwartz, who wrote the release and oversees the embassy’s Twitter feed, according to a detailed account of the Tuesday’s events…

“The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,’” the official said. “We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.’”…

“People at the highest levels both at the State Department and at the White House were not happy with the way the statement went down. There was a lot of anger both about the process and the content,” the official said. “Frankly, people here did not understand it. The statement was just tone deaf. It didn’t provide adequate balance. We thought the references were inappropriate, and we strongly advised against the kind of language that talked about ‘continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.’”

Supposedly there was a “heated discussion” between the State Department and the White House as the controversy exploded last night, with even Hillary ultimately getting involved. I’m mighty keen to know more about that timeline, particularly vis-a-vis when the administration first learned that Chris Stevens was under attack. The chief line of criticism against Romney today, remember, is that his priorities are out of whack; he was wound up last night about Schwartz’s disgraceful statement when (unbeknownst to Romney, apparently) Stevens was being terrorized. Well, sounds like the White House and State Department were wound up about it too. Were they fretting over the optics of what Schwartz wrote while the siege in Benghazi was going on? I realize that our giant diplomatic bureaucracy can do two things at once, but if we’re going to play the fake-outrage game over Romney’s priorities because he took five minutes to criticize Schwartz last night, I want to know how many minutes Hillary and Obama took too. Concern-trolling is fun, as nearly any reporter could tell you.


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MOAB!

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

MSM…pick up the phone!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

The GOP can’t please the MSM so they shouldn’t try and should simply ignore them.

We all know they’re fully engaged in reflecting Obama.

Charlemagne on September 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Supposedly there was a “heated discussion” between the State Department and the White House as the controversy exploded last night, with even Hillary ultimately getting involved.

Looks like Hill answers the 3am phone calls anyways.

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 10:10 PM

NBC twitter quotes the same guy from Telemundo — but the quote is looonger…

NBC News ‏@NBCNews

MT @jdbalart: Pres. Obama on Egypt:”I don’t think that we would consider them an ally. But we don’t consider them an enemy.” @TelemundoNews

*sigh*

FlatFoot on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

How’s the media gonna spin this? Oh, right, they’ll say that Obama is “forthright” and, no doubt, “courageous” for coming to this thoughtful conclusion after thoroughly evaluating the situation, unlike old shoot from the hip foreign policy naif Romney. Have I got that about right?

natasha333 on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

The only poll you need to worry about is the pole your mama is working on. Strip Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Liz Cheney has a terrific analysis of Preezy Poofster’s horrid foreign policy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444017504577646142541161820.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

onlineanalyst on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

You guys gotta read this at twitchy..it is so funny. Ace eviscerates the media…could not happen to a nicer bunch of ass kissers.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

That sure is a tight ship Obama runs. Such amazing discipline.

RedRedRice on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Obama – The Twitter Warrior!

*real world not so much*

batterup on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

he would have been concern-trolled then instead

At least we know you still read the threads. :)

“It came from people on the ground who are potentially in danger,” Obama said. “And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

“campaign office”

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

“The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,’” the official said. “We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.’”…

Huh…Obama’s foreign policy mouthpieces are ignoring him.

Wow. Just wow. And Americans are dying in foreign lands because of it.

Is there any reason this man should remain in the Office?

BobMbx on September 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM

…Val’s running the White House…shouldn’t we ask her what’s going on?

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

We had a terror attack on 9/11… again… and we are seriously talking about a Tweet. God help us all.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

“The statement was just tone deaf. It didn’t provide adequate balance.”

Tell that to Chris’s family

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Yeah, he was down a whopping one point in Rasmussen today, and that’s with Sunday’s pro-Obama figure still factored into the 3-day rolling average.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

To paraphrase Mr. Stormstout (the panda appearing in some of the ads here): To ask why they (WH, media, libs, etc) lie is to ask why leaves fall. It is in their nature.

nobar on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

STFU dumbyanddorkass. That’s all I got tonight.

msupertas on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Wow. The libs on this site owe Romney a HUGE apology as he was both factually and morally correct. Even Obama and his keystone cops were upset yesterday at the apology statement issued by the embassy. Who the hell is in charge here anyway?

Ta111 on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

And Obama turned in for the night when? Hillary must be going nuts working for this poltroon.

natasha333 on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

We need to ride Chuck Todd, Mark Halperin and all the water carriers about this.

budfox on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

…smoking and chocking on a poll again!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Whatever you might think about O’s handling of the current crisis, one thing is clear: O created this Islamist mess in the Middle East. With O’s encouragement of the Islamist opposition in Egypt, his relentless bombing on behalf of the jihadists in Libya, etc.

anotherJoe on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Hah… methinks somebody’s internals just set their hands on fire.

They’re scampering faster than a pack of cockroaches at a DDT party.

CPT. Charles on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Drywall from Canada..

Please explain how Romney was deaf…..

LibForAbortion???

Any-Troll?

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Supposedly there was a “heated discussion” between the State Department and the White House as the controversy exploded last night, with even Hillary ultimately getting involved.

P1ssed off because she was going to run in 2016 on her foreign policy creds.

Wethal on September 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Concern troll is…annoying….

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Hillary 2016!/

We have no State Dept. We have no pResident.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

The legacy media was trying to train Romney as to how they want him to campaign. It worked last time but not this time.

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Hey remember when Hussein apologized to the tollybaan when they killed our people in afcrapistan because the tollybaaaaan were being muslimy after some rumor/report of koran being burnt or something ?
Those were some days huh ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

“In an effort to cool the situation down, it didn’t come from me, it didn’t come from Secretary Clinton. It came from people on the ground who are potentially in danger,” Obama said. “And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

You don’t cut people SLACK….You hold them responsible for their mistakes…. The Statement only made things WORSE….There’s nothing in that statement that had any hope of making the situation better.

I agree with Sarah Palin….Obama needs to Grow a Big Stick.

Varchild on September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

America can’t afford to lose any Americans…

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

from the comfort of a campaign office

Wait, I thought he was the president already.

Is he taking a leave of absence to campaign?

PattyJ on September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

I realize that our giant diplomatic bureaucracy can do two things at once, but if we’re going to play the fake-outrage game over Romney’s priorities because he took five minutes to criticize Schwartz last night, I want to know how many minutes Hillary and Obama took too. Concern-trolling is fun, as nearly any reporter could tell you.

I do not even completely understand the whole concern trolling thing..we had two separate attacks on US embassies and Romney responded before the fundraiser in chief actually seemed to pay attention.I think the public probably took note of that.

If it is true that Obama has been too busy running for reelection to attend intelligence briefings and there were in fact worries that such an attack might take place in Benghazi it could look pretty bad for Obama. Assuming the press does its job. And they won’t

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Where is Bidenullah ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Get the flipping truth out quick.

FerdtheMoonCat on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

“And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

Unless the guy is a cop trying to deal with an irate ahole who is screaming, ranting, and resisting arrest, then they “acted stupidly”.

Isn’t that right, Mr. Perfect?

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

:)

Suppose the MSM will be in a tizzy over this? I won’t hold my breath.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-compares-his-campaign-volunteers-to-embassy-staff-killed-in-libya/article/2507830#.UFE_F0KIw4a

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Where would those embassy officials get the crazy idea that barack would want a statement put out appeasing the Islamofascists?

Rational Thought on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Preezy Poofster

most fitting name IMO. mind if I steal?

redmama on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Maybe Barry will catch a break in Vegas. :-(

Punchenko on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Yeah, he was down a whopping one point in Rasmussen today, and that’s with Sunday’s pro-Obama figure still factored into the 3-day rolling average.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Fox has him down by 5 points today, 48-43%, after a post-convention bounce to Obama of 5 points among women and 12 points among independents…
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/12/fox-news-poll-obama-has-lead-over-romney-in-post-convention-poll/

cam2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

from the comfort of a campaign office

Wait, I thought he was the president already.

Is he taking a leave of absence to campaign?

PattyJ on September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

…Val Jarrett gives him long leaves of absence!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

So much for the 3 am phone call. Sounds as if Hillary answered will Barky slept. I bet Hill and Val hit it off!

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Administration officials: Romney was right, that statement from the Cairo embassy was awful

Damn straight he was right. The only question now is… Why hasn’t a world of pain descended on Libya and Egypt yet.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Supposedly there was a “heated discussion” between the State Department and the White House as the controversy exploded last night, with even Hillary ultimately getting involved

WH vs State Dept ?
Is that like a shia v sunni thing ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

AC360 lying his a** off about a Tweet. He’s willing to lie over a tweet.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

will=while

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

from the comfort of a campaign office

Wait, I thought he was the president already.

Is he taking a leave of absence to campaign?

PattyJ on September 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

That would require a perpetual leave of absence… not to worry though, there’s always the chair….oh, yes, and jarrett left behind…as for himself, vegas, baby….

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Hahaha, this just gets better & better. What a bunch of freaking buffoons in this sorry excuse for a presidential administration.

Seriously, WTF? I’m telling you, if Romeny can’t win this we are friggin hosed.

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Trolls seen burrowing deeper for cover.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

…good one! *clink*

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

“And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

“Campaign office”? Evidently that’s what the Oval Office is now called. Why not? Campaigning is all he does.

Pffft….. a$$hole.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Maybe they will react to this “controversy” by concluding that Obama is not the whiz on foreign policy he keeps telling us all he is.

They might also note that after years of listening to Democrats and the media attack Bush on foreign policy, it is obvious they can dish it out but they can not take it.

But you do not care about that.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

“Fox has him down by 5 points today, 48-43%, after a post-convention bounce to Obama of 5 points among women and 12 points among independents…
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/12/fox-news-poll-obama-has-lead-over-romney-in-post-convention-poll/

Even Kerry had some leads over Bush in their polling. Romney loses in every single poll, which is why it’s a joke that anyone can logically see him winning.

This race looks more like Obama/McCain than anything else.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

“The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,’” the official said. “We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.’”…

And, they did so knowing that it reflected their President’s true beliefs. After all, it was in Cairo where the apology tours began.

TXUS on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

…good one! *clink*

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Did I hear *clink*?

Clink

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-compares-his-campaign-volunteers-to-embassy-staff-killed-in-libya/article/2507830#.UFE_F0KIw4a

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM

President Obama told his campaign volunteers in Nevada that he is “really proud” of them after comparing them to the U.S. ambassador and embassy staff murdered in Libya.

“And obviously are hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Dept. that they were making a difference,” Obama told volunteer leaders in Las Vegas, according to the pool report. “The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing….I’m just really proud of you.”

Always take a bite Gopher — if you really are a gopher — when you link it; imo, etc.

Anyway, insert swearing over your link here. I’m out of quarters.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Trolls seen burrowing deeper for cover.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

…as soon as the ABR’s are off the toilet…they’ll be here!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The traitorous lying media will be issuing an apology in 5…..4……

Said no smart poster EVER.

PappyD61 on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Supposedly there was a “heated discussion” between the State Department and the White House as the controversy exploded last night, with even Hillary ultimately getting involved

WH vs State Dept ?
Is that like a shia v sunni thing ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM

More like Jarrett vs Clinton….mud tight :)…

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

“In an effort to cool the situation down, it didn’t come from me, it didn’t come from Secretary Clinton. It came from people on the ground who are potentially in danger,” Obama said. “And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”

.
It came from a FULLY SECURED U.S. Embassy in Cairo BEFORE anything happened …

… and the occupant of the Oval Office is directly responsible for the statements issued from U.S. embassies, you SCOAMF !!!

PolAgnostic on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The only poll you need to worry about is the pole your mama is working on. Strip Gerbil.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Strip gerbil?

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

BallisticBob on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Maybe he does think of his apostles — I mean helpers — as martyrs.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Noted crack smoking Hoe, doubles down on the crack smoking… News at 11…

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I’ll put what I just posted on the Benghazi security thread here:

It’s now a twofer: No security in Benghazi and no ambassador in Cairo.

Our Ambassador to Cairo, Anne Patterson, was out of the country, and in Washington, as a matter of fact. Yet the communications still were zero, nada, zilch, during that time.

Rubin reports Patterson has been here for several days according to sources. But it’s not clear exactly when she left Cairo. That several days could mean several counting now, not for several days before the attack.

Question: Did Patterson leave after the Grand Mufti condemned the video or before? Inquiring minds want to know and want proof, not ‘because I said so’ answers from the government or anonymous sources.

Meanwhile,

The Cairo statement was sent to the Near East desk at the State Department and was rejected.The State Department insists the official in Cairo did not wait and posted the message online.

Doesn’t say when it was sent. Doesn’t say when it was rejected. Doesn’t say whether it was sent to the attention of Patterson. Doesn’t say if Patterson was in communication with the person she left in charge, especially during the critical the morning of 9/11.

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

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canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

“Maybe they will react to this “controversy” by concluding that Obama is not the whiz on foreign policy he keeps telling us all he is.

They might also note that after years of listening to Democrats and the media attack Bush on foreign policy, it is obvious they can dish it out but they can not take it.”

We’ll see, but the majority of the American public seems to want to give Obama the benefit of every doubt, as the Pres having a lead despite a crappy economy shows.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Did I hear *clink*?

Clink

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Bishop started a beer summit.

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Empty chairs, both behind the podium and in front of it.

tjexcite on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Empty chairs, both behind the podium and in front of it.

tjexcite on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Just don’t look under the podium.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Ignore the polls at your own peril, my friends.

Everything is political in an election season. If you aren’t looking at the Libya situation through a political lens, you are being foolishly naive.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I didn’t get a timeout. But it’s probably truly maxing sockets.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Fox has him down by 5 points today, 48-43%, after a post-convention bounce to Obama of 5 points among women and 12 points among independents…
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/12/fox-news-poll-obama-has-lead-over-romney-in-post-convention-poll/

cam2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Fox also gave Democrats a 6+ advantage. They also said that Romney lost Indies…just a day or so ago ABC poll came out and had Obama +1 with likely voters and gave Romney an advantage with Indies of 11%.

I think the Fox poll is probably still showing some convention bounce…and the jobs report only came out last Friday. Maybe we will know better early next week what the polls will settle out too.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Concern troll is…annoying….

jimver on September 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

dumbyanddopey has to be a prototype computer program for trolling, because no one could be that stupid.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

This race looks more like Obama/McCain than anything else.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Sure does…

Do you remember when …

In 2008…

President Obama selling us on his superior intellect about the ME?

How he was going to unite the world….

President Obama even got the Nobel for his superior intellect….

Wake up Fool…

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

We’ll see, but the majority of the American public seems to want to give Obama the benefit of every doubt, as the Pres having a lead despite a crappy economy shows.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

That’s what they call at Ace’s place WISH CASTING.

There are plenty of idiots in America but no way are is there a majority that will vote for this moron who brought us the “Arab Spring,”lost Egypt as an ally and left the ME to burn while he partied in Vegas.

Dark Star on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

“Maybe they will react to this “controversy” by concluding that Obama is not the whiz on foreign policy he keeps telling us all he is.

They might also note that after years of listening to Democrats and the media attack Bush on foreign policy, it is obvious they can dish it out but they can not take it.”

We’ll see, but the majority of the American public seems to want to give Obama the benefit of every doubt, as the Pres having a lead despite a crappy economy shows.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Dr Tesla’s dumber brother.

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Would be nice to have someone out there challenging the Pressies ..

“You don’t see anything wrong with that statement? You think that’s the statement a United States Embassy should be putting out in our name? What’s more important to you – this campaign or our national interest?”

Romney surrogates (no, not the candidate himself) should be calling the pressies out on this – - – this is a “full tank for Obama” moment.

Let them fuss & fume.

BD57 on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM

…Bishop started a beer summit.

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Better make sure you only drink your own beer… Bishop get’s a might cranky bout other folks drinking his dooms day supply’s… ;p

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

“Fox has him down by 5 points today, 48-43%, after a post-convention bounce to Obama of 5 points among women and 12 points among independents…
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/12/fox-news-poll-obama-has-lead-over-romney-in-post-convention-poll/”

Even Kerry had some leads over Bush in their polling. Romney loses in every single poll, which is why it’s a joke that anyone can logically see him winning.

This race looks more like Obama/McCain than anything else.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM


Hey, Hot Air! Ed! AP! MKH! … Bueller ?!?

Are their NO RULES regarding staying ON TOPIC ???

PolAgnostic on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Even Kerry had some leads over Bush in their polling. Romney loses in every single poll, which is why it’s a joke that anyone can logically see him winning.

This race looks more like Obama/McCain than anything else.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Have you figured out yet that no one cares about your obsession with polls? No? Well.. figure it out because you are getting very annoying.

ShadowsPawn on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

May the Schwartz be with you.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

So Schrillery doesn’t have a clue what’s going on at State, and barack doesn’t have a clue what’s going on anywhere in the federal government, and Mitt Romney committed a gaffe today by pointing that out, which was accurate, but he should have done it a few hours later, so he’s going to lose the election now. Have I got it?

Rational Thought on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

It will be interesting to see how the polls react to all this “controversy.” Romney can’t afford to lose any more ground.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012

…yep!…gutmeandpokeme with a pole!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

…Bishop started a beer summit.

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I am so there..

Address????

Electrongod on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Schwartz didn’t post a damned thing that wasn’t cleared by state. They can pretend they’re upset about it but if they saw it as a grievous act of defiance by some underling at State, he’d be on a plane out of Egypt holding his ass with both hands.

Wendya on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Obama wants to cut some slack for the incompetents in his administration. Isn’t that what Clinton was beseeching the American people to do for Obama?

RedRedRice on September 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM

May the Schwartz be with you.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on September 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Obama cannot grow a Schwartz…

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

So Larry Schwartz informs he’s putting out a statement then, when told not to, does it anyway. Later, after being attacked, it’s reported the Cairo embassy stands by its original statement.

Who is running this country and our foreign policy, again?

Liam on September 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Ignore the polls at your own peril, my friends.

Everything is political in an election season. If you aren’t looking at the Libya situation through a political lens, you are being foolishly naive.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Watch Pokey’s mama on the pole at your own peril, my friends.

If you vote for Obama, you’re a fluking idiot. ^^

RovesChins on September 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

The exact opposite is, once again, the truth. What a disaster this president is!!!! Romney was exactly right to criticize the “embassy statement” that went out too soon……that was “shooting before aiming”!!! Who, by the way, wrote that statement????The embassy staff? Hillary Clinton? Obama? Who? Why is no one asking that question? And talk about “shooting before aiming”….remember the cop issue in Boston? Obama’s comment about Trayvon Martin???? Geez….. And, now, after a day of supposed “investigation” if this was, in fact, premeditated as is being suggested, where was the “intelligence”? Where, quite frankly, is the intelligence in this administration?

driguana on September 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Preezy Poofster
most fitting name IMO. mind if I steal?

redmama on September 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Help yourself. You cannot fathom the contempt that I have for Obysmal.

onlineanalyst on September 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Wow I’ve never seen her this pissed before.

wargamer6 on September 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I didn’t get a timeout. But it’s probably truly maxing sockets.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Axe:I cant access any twitter,I’m a managing my Lividness..UGH!:)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Where, quite frankly, is the intelligence in this administration?

driguana on September 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Their isn’t and never has been any.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 10:33 PM

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