Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

posted at 9:21 am on October 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

On one hand, you have to admire the chutzpah it takes to say this to Candy Crowley’s face when she accuses Barack Obama of doing what he accused Mitt Romney of doing — shooting first on Libya and asking questions later.  Axelrod tries to conflate Romney’s statement on the Cairo embassy statement (later disavowed by the White House) with Libya, which the CNN host missed, but she presses the point with Axelrod instead.  The White House insisted for days that this wasn’t a terrorist attack — isn’t that shooting first and aiming later?

In one sense, Crowley misses the larger point.  Axelrod claims that Susan Rice only repeated what she’d been told by the intelligence community, but that’s highly debatable.  We know now that the White House designated this a terrorist attack within 24 hours, four days before the White House sent Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to claim that it was a spontaneous demonstration run amok.  The intelligence coming from Libya had been pointing that way for days.  It’s less of a case of shooting first and aiming later than it is a case of flat-out lying about what happened and what the White House knew.

Speaking of chutzpah, Axelrod tried rewriting history in another part of the same interview:

White House officials are now insisting that President Barack Obama has always treated the Sept. 11 strike in Benghazi, Libya as a terrorist attack by jihadis.

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia, Winston …. er, Candy.


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To quote fredomfirst’s 3 year old daughter from the Poll Thread:

“Obama’s been naughty.”

kingsjester on October 1, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Mr. Axelrod, Univision on line one.

Fallon on October 1, 2012 at 9:25 AM

“Candy, we have always lied to you, and you have always believed us. Don’t be going wobbly on us now.”

BettyRuth on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Next, they’ll be telling us that Susan Rice gets all her messages by homing pigeon, and the pigeon just happened to have a heart attack.

RBMN on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

And candy lets him get away with it

Can you hear the softball questions from her already for dear leader

cmsinaz on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

The Cambridge police acted stupidly?

If I had a son he’d look just like Treyvon?

Almost toppling the Honduran government in favor of a Marxist who was in violation of he Honduran Constitution, calling the legitimate government starting a coup d’etat?

Toppling Ghadaffi?

The list goes on…and it is a long list, indeed.

But, go ahead Axelrod, enjoy your time in the limelight, you won’t be getting any phone calls from the networks after 20 January.

Putz.

coldwarrior on October 1, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Goebbels would be proud of Axelrod. And yes, I know he’s Jewish.

Susan Rice was ordered to go on all those shows and repeat the lie. Susan, you aren’t going to be the next Secretary of State, you will not survive the Senate hearings.

rbj on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I think i am going to throw up.Obama yesterday in Nevada yelling Osman is dead.That right Obama Osman is dead but so is our Ambassador and 3 other Americans .Murdered our embassy burnt to the ground by Al Qaeda and the FBI still in Tripoli

logman1 on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

To do so would be to act stupidly.

TedInATL on October 1, 2012 at 9:30 AM

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

I’m sure we can find video of Preezy saying this on Sept. 12. Just ask MSNBC to doctor one up.

dirtseller on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Axelrod remind me of the type of guy who wou;d sell you a car that would come with a one week warranty.

DaveDief on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later … I mean, just ask Gaddafi! ::raises hand for high five::

Gatsu on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Axelrod is the only guy who needs a drip pan underneath his chair to catch the slime that drips from every pore; what a piece of work.

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Was Candy happy when Axelrod informed her that her chocolate ration was being increased to 20g from 30g?

I’d be amused to see a journalist just lose it on one of these admin tools and rip a strip off of their smug lying hides. They’re faced with a complete lack of respect and yet…and yet…they still provide cover for them. Or are they really just not informed enough to do their jobs?

Bring back Firing Line.

CitizenEgg on October 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Bishop on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

“Work” is not the word that comes to mind from my perspective. :-)

coldwarrior on October 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

The film meme is dead, and AQ is alive.

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Look to the Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). The cover up is so intense for one reason alone – there was a clear warning that was likely in that briefing, and Obama either ignored, or more likely, didn’t bother to read it. Regardless, we all like to talk about how almost any President would have taken out Osama. Except Carter. And maybe Clinton. But I would take as a given that 9-11 should be a high alert day, any year, and especially within a few year window of taking out Osama…. Any president would have put international and national groups on a high alert status, just to be safe. Except this one. Or Carter. Or Clinton.

I suppose Demonrats aren’t good at national security after all…

deadite on October 1, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Anyone who listens to Axelrod, deserves to know what they know.

Jabberwock on October 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM

The White House insisted for days that this wasn’t a terrorist attack — isn’t that shooting first and aiming later?

No Candy, the White House was completely in command of the facts. This was deliberate lying and the administration continues to do so with the willing cooperation of you and other so-called journalists. It is a travesty that it has taken you people to come to even this close to asking the hard questions.

How about asking the big questions about the unraveling of foreign policy under this President instead of letting a partisan political operative get away with selective issues like suggesting that Romney’s comments about Cairo had anything to do with the administration’s massive cover-up in Libya.

Happy Nomad on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

The words “terror” and “terrorist” have never crossed Obama’s purple lips.

txsurveyor on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

We don’t need a president who has an empty gun and no ammo and only threatens to shoot if he can figure out which direction the part of the gun with the hole at the end should be pointed.

iamsaved on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know,

Therein lies the Axelrod weasely phrasing. No, Candy nor anyone else knows the claims or “information” that follows such a lead-in. It is designed to deflect from the pointedness of a question or to cause the interviewer to second-guess the premise of the question. Axelrod is a snake of deceptive word craft.

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2012 at 9:42 AM

We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

He likes a President who gives guns to gangs so they can shoot.

itsnotaboutme on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

if they didn’t lie, then they’d have nothing to say – except “we’re guilty as charged.”

reliapundit on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 AM

As opposed to Obama’s method of dithering first then shooting apologies later?

wildcat72 on October 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM

We all know that Obama will bring up “getting” Osama and at least once during the debates. It is about the only accomplishment he can campaign on.

So when Obama says Osama is dead, I sincerly hope that one of the “zingers” Romney has ready for the debates is and so is one of our ambassadors and three others.

Happy Nomad on October 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

It’s things like this that make me truly fearful.

How can a man like Axelrod, and by extension the man he made king, be in charge? How in the blue HELL did these people get control of the most powerful nation on Earth?

Wakes me up at night.

a5minmajor on October 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

The words “terror” and “terrorist” have never crossed Obama’s purple lips.

txsurveyor on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Yep and the Fort Hood killings are still classified as “workplace violence.”

Happy Nomad on October 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM

On what basis does the WH justify sending Susan Rice out to spin the tale?

The three weird sisters, Susan Rice, Hillary Clinton, and Samantha Power(s?), involved us in the Libyan kinetic adventure sans Congress’s approval in the first place. Why has Power(s?) dropped out of the narrative?

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Yeah but Obama has been aiming, shooting and aiming, shooting, and aiming,shooting for three weeks on this Benghazi business and hasn’t come close to hitting anything resembling the truth yet. In addition to being a reckless president he’s a horrible shot.

exceller on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Goebbels would be proud of Axelrod. And yes, I know he’s Jewish.

rbj on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

So is George Soros.

mrt721 on October 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

A lying liar who lies and lies, who works for a lying liar who lies and lies, can only tell more lies and lies. This administration makes the Nixon administration look like angelic choir boys. The only problem is that the Kardashian/American Idol electorate does not care if they lie because this administration is “too cool”

NOMOBO on October 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

is this from the same guy that said the Cambridge police acted stupidly?

ted c on October 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM

CROWLEY: First, they said it was not planned, it was part of this tape. All that stuff.

AXELROD: As the director of national intelligence said on Friday, that was the original information that that was given to us. What we don’t need is a president or an administration that shoots first and asks questions later.

Yet, that’s exactly what Obama did, according to Axe.

AXELROD: Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened. But when you’re the responsible party, when you’re the administration, then you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believes. This was — this is being thoroughly investigated.

Why did Obama say it was a terror attack the day after?

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I think i am going to throw up.Obama yesterday in Nevada yelling Osman is dead.That right Obama Osman is dead but so is our Ambassador and 3 other Americans .Murdered our embassy burnt to the ground by Al Qaeda and the FBI still in Tripoli

logman1 on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I guess that Obysmal was deaf to the chants of the Egyptian mob storming the Cairo embassy and planting the AlQaeda flag: “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama.” Or how about the attack earlier in eastern Libya as a retaliation for the drone attack of Libi (name, please?)?

Spike those footballs, Sport, but don’t accept the responsibility for payback/blowback? Blame worldwide unrest on some obscure video trailer and expect that to fly? My pet scapegoat, indeed.

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2012 at 9:55 AM

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

Technically he’s correct; Perfect Leader criticized Romney for immediately calling it a terrorist attack…

MarkT on October 1, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Bomb….bomb….bomb…and bomb some more,
and have Re-Con,and Photo Intell,go over the
Satelite images,and bomb the edges of the crators
outward,

then,ask questions!

Is there any questions!!
(Snark)

canopfor on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Axelrod remind me of the type of guy who wou;d sell you a car that would come with a one week warranty.

DaveDief on October 1, 2012 at 9:31 AM

SOrt of…but he would tell you the warrnty was for one year…the fine print would say only on the keys, unless you lose them.

Deanna on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Axelrod is Joe Isuzu

faraway on October 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

So when Obama says Osama is dead, I sincerly hope that one of the “zingers” Romney has ready for the debates is and so is one of our ambassadors and three others.

Happy Nomad on October 1, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Or moreso, to also note that AlQaeda is more active than ever, given the worldwide unrest unleashed by Obama’s crowing over his “achievement.”

onlineanalyst on October 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Eye Candy in Chief.

Barack Cover My Butt Obama.

Leader of the Opposition Against Prophet of Islam Slanderers.

Shooting off his mouth and asking no questions.

profitsbeard on October 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Next, they’ll be telling us that Susan Rice gets all her messages by homing pigeon, and the pigeon just happened to have a heart attack.

RBMN on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Not out of the realm of credulity, as that seems to possibly be Big Sis’ message route.

hoosiermama on October 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

MeanWhile,back at the NYT!

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canopfor on October 1, 2012 at 10:03 AM

What we don’t need is a president or an administration that shoots first and asks questions later.

Sitting Presidents excluded, of course.

antipc on October 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Ahem……………

There’s a Fine Line, Mr. Romney: The Governor’s Iran Problem
Sep 25, 2012
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canopfor on October 1, 2012 at 10:06 AM

“Well, first of all, Candy, as you know, the president called it an act of terror the day after it happened,” President Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sept. 30.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Axelrod could point to either Obama or or one of the WH spokesmen using that term colloquially. They’ve used about every adjective in the dictionary on this subject and they usually do to cover all the bases. But the Act of Terror term does not contain the same set of events as the term Terrorist Attack does. The latter is much smaller because it’s more specific and highly organized, intentional and premeditated.

Dusty on October 1, 2012 at 10:09 AM

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Recent developments have come in a “two steps forward, one step back” slide toward delaying the facility. As we’ll see below, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) argues such delay means the eventual demise of the facility, but the administration continues to argue to the contrary.

Most recently, two steps toward delay came with the Senate’s passage, over the weekend, of the Continuing Resolution that will fund the federal government when the 2013 fiscal year starts on October 1. The good news is that there is no money in the CR specifically for the CMRR.(More….)
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canopfor on October 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Every time I heard Axelrod or Obama flapping their lips spouting their lies, this Blues Traveler song comes to mind

SWalker on October 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Dictionary of American Idioms

“Shoot first ask questions later”: Not to consider the consequences before taking an action. To act preciptitously.

Ex: “I think I’ll start a kinetic military action in Libya this weekend. France needs cheap oil, and Samantha Powers said it would be cool. [6 months later]…Umm, who is Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb?”

Ted Torgerson on October 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

White House officials are now insisting that President Barack Obama has always treated the Sept. 11 strike in Benghazi, Libya as a terrorist attack by jihadis.
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I have not posted this one ,I finally found it,this is the day after!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Briefing by Senior Administration Officials to Update Recent Events in Libya

Special Briefing
Office of the Spokesperson
Via Teleconference
Washington, DC
September 12, 2012
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SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: Thank you, Operator, and thanks to all of our journalists for joining us on this very, very difficult day. We thought it was important to give you a little bit more information about what we knew when we knew it to help shape your understanding of the tragic events in Benghazi. Here with me I will hereafter be Senior Administration Official Number One. That’s [title withheld]. I also have with me [Senior Administration Official Two], hereafter Senior Administration Official Number Two. And we also have [Senior Administration Official Three], hereafter Senior Administration Official Number Three.

Let me just give you some framing points. First of all, we want to make clear that we are still here today operating within the confusion of first reports. Many details of what happened in Benghazi are still unknown or unclear. The account we’re going to give you endeavors to reconstruct the events of last night to the best of our ability now. And again, this reflects our current accounting of events. These are first reports, and so the facts could very well change as we get a better understanding.

Let me also give you a little better understanding about our office conditions in Benghazi. The facility that we are working in is an interim one. We originally acquired the property before the fall of Qadhafi. It includes a main building and several ancillary buildings, and then there was also an annex a little bit further away.

So let me give you a little bit of the chronology to the best of our knowledge. Again, the times are likely to change as it becomes a little bit more precise, but this is how we’ve been able to reconstruct what we have from yesterday.

At approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time yesterday, which was about 10 p.m. in Libya, the compound where our office is in Benghazi began taking fire from unidentified Libyan extremists. By about 4:15, the attackers gained access to the compound and began firing into the main building, setting it on fire. The Libyan guard force and our mission security personnel responded. At that time, there were three people inside the building: Ambassador Stevens, one of our regional security officers, and Information Management Officer Sean Smith. They became separated from each other due to the heavy, dark smoke while they were trying to evacuate the burning building. The Regional Security Officer made it outside, and then he and other security personnel returned into the burning building in an attempt to rescue Chris and Sean. At that time, they found Sean. He was already dead, and they pulled him from the building. They were unable, however, to locate Chris before they were driven from the building due to the heavy fire and smoke and the continuing small arms fire.

At about 4:45 our time here in Washington, U.S. security personnel assigned to the mission annex tried to regain the main building, but that group also took heavy fire and had to return to the mission annex. At about 5:20, U.S. and Libyan security personnel made another attempt and at that time were able to regain the main building and they were able to secure it. Then, due to continued small arms fire, they evacuated the rest of the personnel and safe havened them in the nearby annex.

The mission annex then came under fire itself at around 6 o’clock in the evening our time, and that continued for about two hours. It was during that time that two additional U.S. personnel were killed and two more were wounded during that ongoing attack.

At about 8:30 p.m. our time here in Washington, so now 2 o’clock in the morning in Libya, Libyan security forces were able to assist us in regaining control of the situation. At some point in all of this – and frankly, we do not know when – we believe that Ambassador Stevens got out of the building and was taken to a hospital in Benghazi. We do not have any information what his condition was at that time. His body was later returned to U.S. personnel at the Benghazi airport.

Later that evening, we were able to bring our chartered aircraft from Tripoli into Benghazi to evacuate all of our Benghazi personnel back to Tripoli. This evacuation, which had to occur in a couple of planeloads, included all of our American Benghazi personnel, including the three wounded, and the remains of our fallen colleagues. They are now in the process – that same staff – of being evacuated to Germany. The staff that is well is going to stay in Europe on standby for a while while we assess the security situation in the coming period. The wounded will be treated in Germany, and the remains will come home, and we’ll advise you of when that will be as soon as we know.

In the meantime, we have taken our Embassy in Tripoli down to emergency staffing levels. We have reduced the staff down to what we call emergency staffing levels. And we have requested increased support from the Libyans while we assess the security situation.

I would also like to advise you that last night, all of our diplomatic posts around the world were ordered to review their security posture and to take all necessary steps to enhance it if those were deemed necessary. I’d like to now turn it over to Senior Administration Official Number Three for some remarks on what his agency has been up to.

OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, if you would like to ask a question, please press * then 1 on your touchtone phone. You will hear a tone indicating you have been placed in queue. You may remove yourself from queue at any time by pressing the # key. If you are using a speakerphone, please pick up the handset before pressing the numbers. Once again, if you would like to ask a question, please press * then 1 at this time.

And the first question is from Elise Labott with CNN. Please go ahead.

QUESTION: Well, I have a couple of questions, if you would. And again, all of our condolences on what happened today. I was wondering if you can talk about now how – I know Secretary Clinton said that this would not affect how the U.S. dealt with the Libyans, and that you would move forward. But certainly, it must make you start to think about any precipitous rush to support groups in any other countries such as Syria or the like because of the uncertainty of who is on the ground.

And then I was wondering if you could talk a little bit more about Chris Stevens’ personal security and how his personal detail could have been separated from him. I mean, his personal detail’s number one responsibility is to protect their package, and so it just seemed – I just would like more clarity on how he got out of the building and then went back to find him. Why didn’t he just keep staying in the building looking for him? Thank you.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: Let me start with the last question first, Elise. I think you can understand that I’m not going to go into detail about how his security detail was organized. I think in the accounting that I gave, I made clear that security personnel were endeavoring to get him out of the building when they got separated by the incredibly thick smoke and fire – if you’ve seen the pictures from the building you can have some sense of how awful the conditions were – and that they then turned right back around, got more help, and went back in to look for him. So this was really a quite – a heroic effort.

With regard to your larger question, as the Secretary said very clearly today, we are as committed today as we have ever been to a free and stable Libya. That is still in America’s interest. And we are going to continue to work very strongly to help them have the future that they want and they deserve. I would simply note how quickly and how strongly senior members of the Libyan government came forward to condemn this attack, to offer all support to us.

I’d also like to underscore that it was Libyan security forces that stood with ours in defending our buildings. We also had some – one of the local militias who is friendly to the Embassy came to assist as well. And I think that really speaks to the relationship that we’ve built with Libya. Thank you.

OPERATOR: Andrea Mitchell with NBC News is next. Please go ahead.

QUESTION: Thank you for doing this and especially at such a terrible time for all of you. Can you expand on the regular security for the Ambassador? I know you don’t usually talk about security, but you can imagine how people want these details now in terms of, was it diplomatic security? Were they all RSOs? How long had he been in Benghazi? Give us a little bit more of his movements that day.

And secondly, there’s a lot of reporting now on this being linked to a terror attack, an organized terror attack – possibly al-Qaida sympathetic or al-Qaida linked. Can you speak to that?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL THREE: Operator, is the call ongoing?

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ONE: I’m sorry, it looks like I had a – I was on mute there for a while. I was going on and on on mute. I apologize. So Andrea, to your first question: Frankly, we are not in a position to speak any further to the perpetrators of this attack. It was clearly a complex attack. We’re going to have to do a full investigation. We are committed to working with the Libyans both on the investigation and to ensure that we bring the perpetrators to justice. The FBI is already committed to assisting in that, but I just – we’re – it’s just too early to speak to who they were and if they might have been otherwise affiliated beyond Libya.

With regard to Chris’s trip to Benghazi, as you know, he made regular and frequent trips to Benghazi so that he could check up on developments in the east. You know that he had been our representative – the Secretary’s representative and the President’s, to the Transitional National Council before the fall of Qadhafi and had spent a lot of time in Benghazi and built deep contacts there. So this was one of his regular visits that he made periodically.

With regard to the security arrangements, I think you will understand that we never talk in detail about how our security is arranged. And we particularly don’t talk about security arrangements for – personal security arrangements for senior level personnel.

What I can tell you is that security in Benghazi included a local guard force outside of the compound on which we rely, which is similar to the way we are postured all over the world. We had a physical perimeter barrier, obviously. And then we had a robust American security presence inside the compound, including a strong component of regional security officers. But I’m not going to go any further than that on the specifics.

Next question, operator.

(A lot More……)
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http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/09/197694.htm

Victoria Nuland
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
September 13, 2012

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/09/197729.htm
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Victoria Nuland
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
September 14, 2012

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2012/09/197784.htm
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canopfor on October 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

And the press never calls them on their lies.

albill on October 1, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

But, apparently, we have a president whose puppet master is Valerie Jarret.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hey Axe, he twirled his gun, shot from the hip and hit between the eyes. And what’s the reaction? “Look a squirrel!!!”

Red Creek on October 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

…NO!…we have a President…WHO LETS OUR PEOPLE GET SHOT FIRST…deny it…and then ask questions later!

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

What else do you say when your guy, your president, shoots blanks–every time?!

stukinIL4now on October 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

… we need the administration that lies first and backtracks only when forced.

Thanks, Ed. Does anyone know how to get coffee out of a keyboard?

(Good one!)

RoadRunner on October 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

When addressing the idiots of the country, it doesn’t really matter what you say. They’ll believe whatever they hear.

cajunpatriot on October 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

Time for Obama to go then.

Gunlock Bill on October 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …

Apparantly we have a prsident that apologizes first, goes to bed while an armed mob is attacking our an embassy, and lies to cover his ass. Then goes to Vegas.

gonnjos on October 1, 2012 at 10:39 AM

When it comes to Obama, saying it makes it so.

Cindy Munford on October 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

The empty chair outsourced Stevens’ security to a British firm who hired Libyans for the job. So, basically, nobody had his back. Our dear leader is going to cut the Pentagon budget to the bone and reduce our military to 1915 levels. Unless he plans on outsourcing the nations security, we won’t have anybody watching our backs. We better learn to sleep with one eye open.

Kissmygrits on October 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

But, but, but Mr AxelGrease, you do agree that we DO need a President, correct? We need a President with the interest of America ahead of his job or his re-election. Correct?

j bo on October 1, 2012 at 10:53 AM

We do not need- a Chicago Corruptocrat like Axlefraud-

Telling us, what we do not need.

Thanks anyways,
Keep the change.

FlaMurph on October 1, 2012 at 11:05 AM

President Dronestrike, you and your minions are in the sights of a sad but wiser electorate.

M240H on October 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The hypocrisy of this administration is so over the top that we probably should coin a new word for it. Plain old hypocrisy just cannot encompass the scale of what we’re seeing here.

natasha333 on October 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

natasha333 on October 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Perhaps they could draw on that Doc Holiday quote, from Tombstone:

“It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

But, that would be a disservice to Doc Holiday.

Simply out, this Administration is an Obamanation.

coldwarrior on October 1, 2012 at 11:22 AM

the president called it an act of terror

Well actually, he didn’t. The administration blamed the wave of attacks on the video; Obama even maintained that position at the UN.

But the deeper problem is the use of the unmodified word “terror”. These attacks are not the work of lunatics acting randomly. They are Islamic. Their goal is to attack and destroy the US and our allies wherever and whenever possible. Obama may not think we are in a “war on terror”, but Islamic terrorists are engaged in a war on us. Romney and Ryan need to tell the truth about that, because Obama and his myrmidons certainly will not. We cannot prevail if we cannot even be clear about the enemy.

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on October 1, 2012 at 11:28 AM

On one hand, you have to admire the chutzpah it takes to say this to Candy Crowley’s face when she accuses Barack Obama of doing what he accused Mitt Romney of doing — shooting first on Libya and asking questions later.

uhmmmmm, no. i. don’t.

i particularly resent the partisan media that lets them get away with it. and since there is a poll that says 60% of americans don’t believe the biased media, mittens should have made this an issue.

Dr. Demento on October 1, 2012 at 11:44 AM

“Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker”
BEER SUMMIT!
Never overestimate the intelligence of the American electorate.

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on October 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

This liar and low-life even looks like Baghdad Bob.

ultracon on October 1, 2012 at 12:05 PM

And Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia, Winston …. er, Candy.

Quite.

Cleombrotus on October 1, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The hypocrisy of this administration is so over the top that we probably should coin a new word for it. Plain old hypocrisy just cannot encompass the scale of what we’re seeing here.

natasha333 on October 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

I vote for “treason”

Cleombrotus on October 1, 2012 at 12:15 PM

“Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and asks questions later …”
- NO…we need a President who OUT-SOURCES the protection of our Ambassador to the people who for decades hired Jihadists to go to Iraq & Afghanistan to kill U.S. Troops
- NO…we need a President who is warned by Intel days in advance of a pending Al Qaeda revenge attack (for killing their #2 guy back in June) and does othing….
- NO…we need a President who THEN see the Al Qaeda video released before the attack calling for that revenge attack…and does nothing…
- NO…We need a President, who after being warned twice before the attack, fails to have our Foreign Embassies prepared for an attack on the anniversary of 9/11…
- NO…we need a President,who after being warned twice before the Libya attack,ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11, ordered the U.S. Marines guarding the Cairo, Egypt – surrounded by an entire NATION run by a Government consisting of terrorists – to carry NO LIVE AMMO.

And by ‘asks questions later’ Axelrod means AFTER FINDING OUT LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER FINDING OUT THE LIBYAN ATTACK WAS A TERRORIST ATTACK – he means we need a President who LIES to the American people, has his U.N. Ambassador LIE to the U.S., and have his White House spokesman LIE to the world until the evidence to the contrary is SO OVERWHELMING they have to come out & finally admit it.

I’ve got news for Americans / Axelrod – Romney ain’t THAT guy!

easyt65 on October 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

We sure don’t – see Fast and Furious.

Univision is doing a heck of a job. May the rest of the media suffocate from what they eat, Obama’s sh*t, not Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on October 1, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Lol! As opposed to Obama, who shoots first then asks Christian Slater! Like a Good Lib AxelFraud projects all of Obama’s Failures onto his enemy. Libs always give up what they believe & have in their Black Little Hearts, by accusing their enemy of it!

For those following,How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 1, 2012 at 1:43 PM

because certainly we are doing just fine with a president that golfs first, blames someone else second, and overall lifts his leg on the constitution while putting americans and america in grave danger around the world and at home.

mittens on October 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Axelrod: We don’t need a President who shoots first and won’t answer asks questions later …

(Fixed!)

Asin Operation Fast and Furious.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

So Axelrod…

… how much security do you have again?

Seven Percent Solution on October 1, 2012 at 3:33 PM