Rasmussen: Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

posted at 11:21 am on September 24, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

When a false narrative collapses, it tends to accelerate on the way down.  Just eight days after UN Ambassador Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the murder of our ambassador resulted from a protest over a YouTube video that “spun out of control,” only 23% of likely voters buy that argument in Rasmussen’s latest poll.  In fact, two-thirds think it was “very likely” a preplanned terrorist attack — as evidence has begun to show:

Most voters think the recent protests at U.S. embassies in the Middle East were pre-planned and not a reaction to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube. They also believe overwhelmingly that terrorists are likely to have been involved in the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the recent embassy protests largely have been planned in advance. Just 23% think they were spontaneous reactions to the anti-Islamic video. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of military veterans and 54% of those who have not served in uniform agree that the protests mostly have been planned in advance. But there’s a partisan gap as there is on most questions this election year: 79% of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party believe the protests were pre-planned, but Democrats are almost evenly divided.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of all voters believe it is likely that terrorists were involved in the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya, with 65% who think it is Very Likely. Just six percent (6%) say terrorist involvement in the ambassador’s murder is not very or Not At All Likely.

A peek at the internals is instructive.  Only one demographic has a majority which backs the Obama administration’s original spin on this story — the political class, with 50% agreeing that the embassy attacks are spontaneous and prompted by the video.  Only 37% of Democrats buy that explanation; every other demographic except black voters (37/40), liberals (38/38), and those unsure of their ideology (22/34) and unsure of their military experience (!) (37/44) have majorities or pluralities rejecting the initial White House explanation.

As for all of the statements made by the Obama administration and State Department over the YouTube video, a poll one week ago showed only 15% of voters impressed with that effort — while the White House spin still dominated the media coverage:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is more important for the United States to guarantee freedom of speech. Only 15% consider it more important for the United States to make sure that nothing is done to offend other nations and cultures. Thirteen percent (13%) are undecided.

Sizable majorities feel this way across partisan, age, religious and other demographic categories.

The majority (58%) of all voters also continues to believe the United States should leave things alone in the Islamic world. Twenty-five percent (25%) disagree and think America should do more to encourage the growth of democracy in Islamic nations. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.

Adding it all up, it shows that voters don’t think the Obama administration’s response adds up.  And if 85% of likely voters believe that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, the White House will have to answer the questions that flow from that conclusion — which is why they weren’t prepared for it on the anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks.


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verb is in the 23%.

VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

You can fool some of the people some of the time…

rhombus on September 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Only one demographic has a majority which backs the Obama administration’s original spin on this story — the political class, with 50% agreeing that the embassy attacks are spontaneous and prompted by the video.

Remember folks, these are the people who presume to “rule” us, who think they are the smartest people in the room, who constantly look for ways to ignore or undermine democratic traditions and institutions.

Doomberg on September 24, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Once again, a poll shows that about 1/4 of people are retarded.

1/2, apparently, in the political class.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM

What? The public doesn’t buy Obama’s reason for that bump in the road?

DaveDief on September 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I had a feeling that Libya may mark the downward plummet of “The One”. Let’s see how he handles it. The debates should be fun.

MobileVideoEngineer on September 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Just a bump in the road, nothing to worry about.

Mord on September 24, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Only 15% consider it more important for the United States to make sure that nothing is done to offend other nations and cultures.

College professors.

mankai on September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Why aren’t we hearing ANY stories on troubles within Team Downgrade?

Are we to believe that everything’s smooth sailing over there?

They’ve got this massive screw-up on their part and not a whimper of discontent from Chicago?

Chip on September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

That’s the number Romney was looking for, not 47. 23% are just morons and they vote as such.

Ronnie on September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

No trust in the media, no trust in the State Department, and no trust in polls.

parteagirl on September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Yet the marxist is still tied with Romney.

bgibbs1000 on September 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Maybe America and the world should be prepared for….

Nov 6th…

When Obama losses…..

Can’t wait..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

It’s just a corpse in the road, everything is fine.

Bishop on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

But Libfree said no one cares about the Middle East or is paying attention to it…who let the facts out?

Mitsouko on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Wow. Where are these people getting their news? It certainly is not from the MSM.

Monkeytoe on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

bho/team have lied their fool heads off from the get go as to what happened! This goes to show what a krappy president bho is and his team are so also! I can’t understand why anyone would believe one word that comes out bho/team’s mouth?
L

letget on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The ‘intellectual elite’, showing once again what idiots they really are.

GarandFan on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Obama quote: “Dang, this OJT stuff is reall hard!”

tomshup on September 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Well now…This is encouraging news.

The NY Post’s Welcome to Achmedinnerjacket made my morning (Pics of the basket at the link)

“Feel the love, Mahmoud — and taste the gefilte fish.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived last night at the Warwick Hotel in Midtown in advance of his annual hate-spewing address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday — and The Post tried to deliver him a gift fit for a despot…”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/shalom_welcome_to_nyc_jad_qHQjgIqgYXpZUYQXS1TEjJ

workingclass artist on September 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

The most benign thing anyone can say about this administration is that they are Chicago political provincials.

While they think they are smart and sophisticated the truth is they are street thugs who think that the same tactics that have worked in Chicago are transferable on a national scale.

It can’t because people are not as stupid as the administration chooses to believe, and although BO and his gang have used heavy-handed tactics against adversaries, most notably suing States who enact laws that threaten their constituencies – unions and illegals, they cannot intimidate and brainwash the entire country.

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Maybe America and the world should be prepared for….

Nov 6th…

When Obama losses…..

Can’t wait..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

From your mouth to God’s ears..

sandee on September 24, 2012 at 11:33 AM

23% believe

Hillary: “My plan worked better than expected”

faraway on September 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Epic Fail…

Oil Can on September 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

MSM take on this if they report it:

“In the latest survey conducted by an independent non-partisan task force, 77% of Americans admit they are racists who not only hate President Obama, but also people who adhere to the peaceful religion of Islam.”

Liam on September 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The ‘intellectual elite’, showing once again what idiots they really are.

GarandFan on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

They never get tired of being wrong.

forest on September 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

But Billy Clinton said the American people are easily fooled.

But only about 23% of them, apparently.

AZCoyote on September 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM

And if 85% of likely voters believe that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, the White House will have to answer the questions that flow from that conclusion — which is why they weren’t prepared for it on the anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks.

With these kind of numbers, this issue is ripe for well placed attack ads in the swings, especially by Crossroads and the other super PACs, posing that very question.

TXUS on September 24, 2012 at 11:36 AM

The ‘intellectual elite’, showing once again what idiots they really are.

GarandFan on September 24, 2012 at 11:32 AM

They never get tired of being wrong.

forest on September 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM

They are never more right than when they are wrong.

Chip on September 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Just 23% think they were spontaneous reactions to the anti-Islamic video.

Well, clearly the WH just has a “messaging problem”. Good thing those protesters weren’t protesting America or any of its policies, and that respect for the US has risen so much around the world, eh sparky?

Harbingeing on September 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It just goes to show that the current d-bags in the current adminstration think that most Americans are stupid.

November will be here soon enough.

DevilsPrinciple on September 24, 2012 at 11:39 AM

The media will simply quit talking about Benghazi, The electoral fight is over the ‘low-information’ voters and, if the MSM quits talking about it, they won’t even know what happens. Lie most know nothing about ‘Fast & Furious’ and Solyndra (but can name every character and actor in their favorite TV series.)

michaelo on September 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Rasmussen: Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

Or in other words, 77% know Obozo and his entire cabinet lied to the American people to cover their assets.

That’s the real story here – and a good follow up one would be “how could you vote for someone like this?”

KMC1 on September 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

unsure of their military experience (!) (37/44)

Who’d they poll? Dick Blumenthal?

Doughboy on September 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Rasmussen: Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

Narrative fail.

But never fear, Team Zero will somehow spin this to say that 77% of Americans are just racists.

UltimateBob on September 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

— which is why they weren’t prepared for it on the anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks.

The prepared narrative was the that Muslim world loves the obama administration, jives with the obama administration, I mean, what could they possibly have against him?? He did spend years in Indonesia, Pakistan, and had a Kenyan father….what’s not to love, right? That was the preparation right there—-his story. They based their lie, their narrative, their interpretation of the events through the distorted lens of his story and could conclude nothing more than this was a mob action, spun out of control. It is absolutely no wonder whatsoever that they were caught utterly flatfooted, asleep at the switch as the ambassador had bullets, RPGs and mortars raining down upon him. Obama’s story sure didn’t protect him that night, did it???

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Those are pretty good statistics, considering the MSM did not cover it, nor did the NYTIMES.

Fleuries on September 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Who’d they poll? Dick Blumenthal?

Doughboy on September 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

nah, he’s sure alright, just ask him, he’ll tell ya…./

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 11:44 AM

And yet Obama is still going to apologize for a YouTube video at the UN? Oy.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

unsure of their military experience (!) (37/44)

Who’d they poll? Dick Blumenthal?

Doughboy on September 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

John Kerry

weaselyone on September 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Our foreign policy President lays another egg, what a shock.

eyedoc on September 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

And yet Obama is still going to apologize for a YouTube video at the UN? Oy.

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Please tell me you are joking.

VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

OK, I get the point, and agree wholeheartedly. But it’s important to remember that facts are not subject to opinion polls. A thing is either true or it’s not.

You can be in the minority- even a tiny minority- and still be right.

Bat Chain Puller on September 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

When has an administration parroted enemy propaganda? Ever?

Akzed on September 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

In other words…77% think they lied. Not a good place to be going into an election.

DanMan on September 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Please tell me you are joking.

VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

whatcat isn’t joking.

gracie on September 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Obamadinejad both agree… and both know they’re lying

DANEgerus on September 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

And yet Obama is still going to apologize for a YouTube video at the UN? Oy.
whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Please tell me you are joking.
VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen,”
Barack Obama likely to talk on unrest over anti-Islam film in UN

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

In other words…77% think they lied. Not a good place to be going into an election.

DanMan on September 24, 2012 at 11:50 AM

The good libs will spin it into a “good lie” – somehow

VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM

For a thousand years Islam has been against the West. And against freedom. This means all forms of islam, not just the “peaceful” forms. Read the Koran and take it verbatim, and there’s actually no peace in it. Only violence, killing or conversion of the infidel… us. In the extreme, the Talibam forbids 8 year old girls from both medical treatment and education.
Insane. Remember 9/11. Which the exception of the highly educated and liberalized few, Muslims always gravitate toward radicalism and violence. But O and the left are going to bend over backwards to say this is a peaceful or “great” religion, and indeed that we should welcome its Mosques and peoples to become dominant in our country… despite 9/11.
Make people more aware of the radical Muslim threat. This hurts Obama in a big way, because he’s an unapologetic placater an appeaser of radical Islam.

anotherJoe on September 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen,”
Barack Obama likely to talk on unrest over anti-Islam film in UN

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM

hopefully no Americans are killed in the ensuing riots.

VegasRick on September 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Obama’s new campaign….

I am not responsible (check one)

( )Bush

( )the Video

is responsible…

right2bright on September 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Yet Hillary Clinton stood there in that hanger and told Americans this was all about a vicious video.

Yet Susan Rice made the weekend rounds echoing Hillary and the Obama administration.

And, sadly, our American Media repeated every statement these liberal toadies said, expecting the public to swallow these blatant lies.

Page 14C in the Post, the Times, etc—–whoops, we lied. Move along, no story here. (just a bump in the road)

Rovin on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Also, from Breitbart:
Obama to Condemn Christian Filmmaker Before United Nations

whatcat on September 24, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama cancels election-season meeting with Egyptian Islamist Morsi
Published: 8:11 AM 09/24/2012

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/24/obama-cancels-election-season-meeting-with-egyptian-islamist-morsi/#ixzz27P4bD05C

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Maybe America and the world should be prepared for….

Nov 6th…

When Obama losses…..

Can’t wait..

Electrongod on September 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I’d feel more optimistic if Romney were ahead in just one poll. Help me, I’m turning into an Eeyore.

Curtiss on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

The fact that Obama really thinks savage muslims will like the USA solely because Obama spent time in Indonesia as a child and has a muslim father (as if Obama knows who his father really is) is just more evidence that Obama is nuts. He really thought, and his sycophants bought into the “notion”, that the power of his personality would change the world for the better. It is somewhat comforting to know that 85% are not buying into his crap.

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Once again, a poll shows that about 1/4 of people are retarded.

1/2, apparently, in the political class.

lorien1973 on September 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM


Short bus for them!

PolAgnostic on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Dear Leader has supreme confidence in the legacy media to protect his narrative…with good reason. But the legacy media can’t move the needle anymore. That is why the legacy media is getting more and more shrill.

d1carter on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

Great news!

I would have figure the Dhimmi Percentage in the US as closer to 47…

Bruno Strozek on September 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Obama cancels election-season meeting with Egyptian Islamist Morsi
Published: 8:11 AM 09/24/2012

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/24/obama-cancels-election-season-meeting-with-egyptian-islamist-morsi/#ixzz27P4bD05C

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I guess King Obama’s internal polls decided that wasn’t a really good idea. Now he has time to schedule something on Jerry Springer.

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I guess King Obama’s internal polls decided that wasn’t a really good idea. Now he has time to schedule something on Jerry Springer.

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I would recommend, “Who’s Your Daddy?” with Maury Povich if it’s still on air.

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

What a load of horsesh!@

rollthedice on September 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

only if they could’ve given him a breathalyzer…um..uhhhh..ummmm. an inhalator…..or something….or some treatment…

did he get to choose his own doctor?

was there any medicare fraud?

I want to know if his care was “more efficient” by using electronic medical records….?….

ted c on September 24, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I’d feel more optimistic if Romney were ahead in just one poll. Help me, I’m turning into an Eeyore.

Curtiss on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I tried to link a poll in PA that has Obama ahead by only 2 points, but the website will not load. I guess because Drudge has it linked it’s really busy. That should be encouraging. Romney was supposed to just walk away from PA, it was hopeless.

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Dying and being pronounced dead are two different things.

Aviator on September 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I would recommend, “Who’s Your Daddy?” with Maury Povich if it’s still on air.

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

It is still on, and that is an excellent idea! I would watch that.

Night Owl on September 24, 2012 at 12:10 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Because in this admin’s fairy tale, Stevens was carried to the hospital by a caring group of locals and not dragged through the streets by a raging mob and dumped there when they were done with him.

Jvette on September 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Obama lied to cover his behind.

albill on September 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM

OK, I get the point, and agree wholeheartedly. But it’s important to remember that facts are not subject to opinion polls. A thing is either true or it’s not.

You can be in the minority- even a tiny minority- and still be right.

Bat Chain Puller on September 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

The point here though is that the media and the administration (but I repeat myself) were stridently asserting that the attack in Benghazzi was the result of a spontaneous demonstration despite the fact that it was not. The fact that the regime’s message is not being accepted is good news indeed because it shows that despite having the MSM in its back pocket, the regime is not getting the American people to buy its lies. That should be cause for optimism.

AZfederalist on September 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

The links you post to your blog……weak, really weak…

albill on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The links you post to your blog……weak, really weak…

albill on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Then, don’t go.

A lot of people like them and I don’t make any money off of my blog.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM

It was basically a tea party event that got a little out of hand.

Violent rhetoric etc.

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The links you post to your blog……weak, really weak…

albill on September 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Then, don’t go.

A lot of people like them and I don’t make any money off of my blog.

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:27 PM

.
You must be worrying them, RWM. They’ve assigned you a concern troll of your very own.

PolAgnostic on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Even the MSM didn’t buy the original story. I think it was Rice on Meet the Press when the host was basically calling her a desperate liar.

The MSM only dares talk back to the Dogeaters when they claim something this stupid.

CorporatePiggy on September 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

You must be worrying them, RWM. They’ve assigned you a concern troll of your very own.

PolAgnostic on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Paraphrasing Sally Field:

“They love me. They really, really love me!”

LOL!

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Adding it all up, it shows that voters don’t think the Obama administration’s response adds up. And if 85% of likely voters believe that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, the White House will have to answer the questions that flow from that conclusion — which is why they weren’t prepared for it on the anniversary of the original 9/11 attacks.

Do not follow the logic here Ed.

Seems more to point to a reason to be prepared. Not good that they were not prepared.

They obviously did not want to go there. The question is why? I believe the answer is they are actually pushing to give the Muslim Brotherhood power in that region. But they can not to admit that of course. So we get this kind of nonsense from them.

I think they believe they can push this off until after the election.

Unfortunately due to the stupidity of Priebus the Democrats may keep the Senate as Akin could lose because of the damage Priebus, Romney and the rest of the Establishment Republicans did to him. This could mean a very difficult time for America during the next four times after Obama wins.

Steveangell on September 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Yeah, but he sure looks awesome chatting up the yentas on The View…

Wyznowski on September 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM

You can fool some of the people some of the time…

rhombus on September 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

But you only need to fool 50% of then on the first Tuesday in November.

Alabama Infidel on September 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Obama cancels election-season meeting with Egyptian Islamist Morsi
Published: 8:11 AM 09/24/2012

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/24/obama-cancels-election-season-meeting-with-egyptian-islamist-morsi/#ixzz27P4bD05C

Cody1991 on September 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I guess King Obama’s internal polls decided that wasn’t a really good idea. Now he has time to schedule something on Jerry Springer.

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I would bet anything he keeps this meeting just now in secret probably at one of his fundraisers the press is never allowed into anyway. Or on the way to or from it he ditches the press all the time.

Of course he could also video conference with him.

But Morsi is Obamas real friend. We in America Christians and Jews his real enemies.

Steveangell on September 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video

…the other 73% will be audited by the IRS!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

The account I heard (and read here) had the doctor at the hospital saying Ambassador Stevens showed no signs of life when he arrived at the hospital.

lynncgb on September 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Only 23% believe embassy sieges related to YouTube video
…the other 73% will be audited by the IRS!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

..I know!…but I’m using Democrat math!

KOOLAID2 on September 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM

And now Fox is telling me that Ambassador Stevens really died at the hospital.

So is that supposed to make it all better?

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Was this the hospital where he was dumped by the angry mob after he was butt raped with a dull scimitar?

Yeah, that one.

CurtZHP on September 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM

The account I heard (and read here) had the doctor at the hospital saying Ambassador Stevens showed no signs of life when he arrived at the hospital.

lynncgb on September 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Well, here it is, I knew I wasn’t hearing things or something.

LIBYA: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Died at Hospital

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Stevens was pretty obviously dead in that video (the one where the mob is dragging him out, then stop to pose with him and take photos on their cell phones). His eyes were partially open, but they did not move or react to light, and his lips were dark blue, indicating lack of oxygen (which happens when you’re dead and not breathing anymore).

AZCoyote on September 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Well, here it is, I knew I wasn’t hearing things or something.

LIBYA: U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Died at Hospital

JPeterman on September 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Well like you said…it wouldn’t make anything any better even if that was the case.

lynncgb on September 24, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I don’t understand why the administration pushed that story so hard, most of the public would not have blamed him for a terrorist attack. Why lie?

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I don’t understand why the administration pushed that story so hard, most of the public would not have blamed him for a terrorist attack. Why lie?

Cindy Munford on September 24, 2012 at 1:23 PM

The public does blame him for the attack. The press well they worship him like a God or something.

Obama went against Congress to fight the Libyan war. Many on the right were warning that the most likely outcome would be for Al Queta to have a strong presence if not ruling Libya. This attack proves Obama wrong and his critics right.

It also proves that another 9/11 is possible. At least over seas.

Steveangell on September 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I’d feel more optimistic if Romney were ahead in just one poll. Help me, I’m turning into an Eeyore.

Curtiss on September 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Polls are only indicators. If you read the internals you’ll see how they manipulate the data to get the desired result – people polled, D/R/I skews, etc.

Wait until after the debates to worry. Personally, when I see a tied poll, I figure it has to be a lot worse for Obama as a tie is the best spin they can manage.

kim roy on September 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Montana poll shows R 51%, O 42%. I know, we don’t have a lot of electors but still.

Kissmygrits on September 24, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Democrats are almost evenly divided.

That is damning evidence of a lack of cognition.

tom on September 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM

You must be worrying them, RWM. They’ve assigned you a concern troll of your very own.

PolAgnostic on September 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Paraphrasing Sally Field:

“They love me. They really, really love me!”

LOL!

Resist We Much on September 24, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Just offer to refund his money.

tom on September 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Polls are only indicators. If you read the internals you’ll see how they manipulate the data to get the desired result – people polled, D/R/I skews, etc.

Wait until after the debates to worry. Personally, when I see a tied poll, I figure it has to be a lot worse for Obama as a tie is the best spin they can manage.

kim roy on September 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Yes just what people were saying in 2008.

Why we now have President McCain.

Steveangell on September 24, 2012 at 3:29 PM

So 77% lot Americans nose recognize that this Administtration is more dishonest than a job_creating self_employed used car salesman? Who’d have thought it?

rwenger43 on September 24, 2012 at 6:11 PM

It’s nice to know that 85% of America has a nice grasp of reality, at least as far as Bengazi is concerned. Perhaps the realization of the lies they’ve been told about this will cause them to question some of the other lies they’ve been told.

Obama, you’re going down by double digits. You’re going to be run out of the WH like the yellow cur you are.

disa on September 24, 2012 at 7:10 PM

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