Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan; Update: NYT more or less agrees

posted at 4:04 pm on October 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

The key bit comes in the last 20 seconds but I’m giving you four full minutes because I want you to watch her blithely assure CNN at the beginning that “the administration has been open and honest since day one about the Benghazi attack.” The administration she’s referring to there is the same one that had a dozen or so different intelligence reports flowing in within the first few hours after the attack pointing to an Al Qaeda connection and yet still sent Susan Rice out to lie to the media about a “spontaneous protest” five days later. CNN helpfully refreshes her memory with a lowlight reel of White House spin, whereupon a cornered flack falls back on her most basic impulse in a desperate situation: She blames the other party for making a big deal out of nothing. And by “nothing,” I mean the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three American consulate personnel.

Ace thinks this is a consummate Kinsleyan gaffe, revealing the Obama campaign’s survival instinct at its most rat-like in the aftermath of Benghazi. Could be, but it’s hard to picture Gibbs or Ben LaBolt saying something like this even in a desperate moment. There’s something here specific to Cutter herself and her Orwellian approach to spin. You saw another example of it just a few hours ago. There’s no reality too real that she won’t cheerfully deny it or blame the other side for it, no matter how highly stacked the facts are against her. The only person I can think of who operates the same way is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and it makes both of them simply terrible spokesmen and liabilities for their party. I’m seeing calls in the last few hours for OFA to fire her for these comments, but I hope they don’t. She helps us more than she does them.

Update: Via Josh Trevino, it seems the “politicization” of the Benghazi attacks has discouraged the world’s most influential newspaper from devoting much coverage to Issa’s hearings. File this away mentally for when President Romney’s foreign policy is instantly “politicized” next year:

Baquet and Abramson’s remarks come in response to criticism from the paper’s own public editor, Margaret Sullivan, who objected to the editors decision not run its story about the hearings on today’s front page. Both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal gave yesterday’s hearings prominent play on their front pages, above the fold. The Times placed its story on page A3.

Baquet, who oversees the paper’s afternoon editorial meeting, told Sullivan he “didn’t think there was anything significantly new in it.”

“It’s three weeks before the election and it’s a politicized thing, but if they had made significant news, we would have put it on the front,” he said.

Abramson, who described the paper’s Libya coverage as “excellent and very muscular,” also suggested the hearings were politicized, telling Sullivan that she had told editors “to weigh the news value against the reality that Congressional hearings are not all about fact-finding.”


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Clueless in Seattle Chicago.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:05 PM

…Stephanie Rutter is a runt!

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Go girl

Heh…idiot

Spot analysis of cutter Allah

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Reuter-Surprise: “Moderate” Tunisian Islamists not so moderate after all

Uh, it’s Al-Qaeda and other folks just like them…and we’re supporting them. Wake the hell up, America.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

From Booker thread – OT, kind of…but it’s all the same chickensh*t from/for Obama.

I think Ryan should come out picking his teeth with a single yellow feather.

He won’t but it would be awesome.

Lily on October 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Are you fricking kidding me? This woman is out of her mind.
Nothing too profound in my comment…I am too gobsmacked to be witty.

HawaiiLwyr on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Ace is dicing her vapidness.

mwbri on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Dead American “bumps in the road” disagree.

Pork-Chop on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The lying nature of Democrats never fails to amaze me. We have a dead ambassador for heaven sake, can’t they be at least a little humble?

Axion on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Benghazi’s only an issue because of Romney and Ryan?

Yeah, tell that to Sean Smith’s mom.

http://minx.cc/?post=333727

Hayabusa on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Because Americans should be fully on board with their government telling bald-faced lies to them – and they could have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling republicans.

Rebar on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Reuter-Surprise: “Moderate” Tunisian Islamists not so moderate after all

Uh, it’s Al-Qaeda and other folks just like them…and we’re supporting them. Wake the hell up, America.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Ft. Hood Terrorist, Major Hassan is still drawing his full pay and benefits…

The people he shot, (or their widows) aren’t even getting their proper benefits.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!

Sharp_Right_Turn on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Dear leader is the same way

Don’t blame me

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

To borrow one from KTMOL. You’re clutching those pearls a little too tightly.

Bmore on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I’m seeing calls in the last few hours for OFA to fire her for these comments, but I hope they don’t. She helps us more than she does them.

Part of me hopes she’s kept around for her endless stream of gaffes. But at the same time, this Presidential campaign and frankly the nation deserves better than this. I hope the Obama people have at least a shred of decency(I know, but a man can dream) and fire this skank after this debacle.

Doughboy on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Benghazi, Big Bird… it’s all Baloney, oh, and Mitt’s fault too.. /s

gatorboy on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Paid liar…

PatriotRider on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

What is the mystery? She’s female and they think that shields her from the “mean spirited” opposition. The toughest Conservative criticism of her I’ve heard was from another female, Boss Malkin.

Marcus on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Keep talking, Stephanie

22044 on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Keep running your mouth chickie.

Only an issue because R&R make it so? What about the lost lives and the grieving families?

Well, November’s coming and R&R are going to win. THEY ARE.

Oink on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Heh. Now, someone has to walk this back. Spin on spin. Lotsa plates rotating rapidly on tall sticks at one time. You know how that ends.

a capella on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Napoleon Bonaparte

Keep singin’ it, Stephanie!

DrStock on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

The lying nature of Democrats never fails to amaze me. We have a dead ambassador for heaven sake, can’t they be at least a little humble?

Axion on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Someone else life is a small price for their political survival.

the_nile on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I can’t wait to see Biden sit-n-spin this tragedy/debacle tonight.

dddave on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

I want Lara Logan to interview this slime.

Odie1941 on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

The only person I can think of who operates the same way is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz…

Add Nancy Pelosi to that troika of delusion and talking points, AP.

onlineanalyst on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Yet another, “Who you gonna believe, me, or your lying eyes?” moment.

This administration seems to be full of them.

AZfederalist on October 11, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Bob Shrum isn’t quite ready to reliquish his supporter of loser candidates mantle, but Steph is ready to assume it.

txmomof6 on October 11, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Remember: Deb Wasserman-Shitz was demoted from speaking for Obama because even Democrats thought she was too over-the-top. Apparently, her replacement isn’t much better.

joejm65 on October 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Once again, this woman LIES all the time, why are we wasting thread bandwidth on her? Need hits on this website that bad? Jeepers.

karenhasfreedom on October 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

And by “nothing,” I mean the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three American consulate personnel.

Note to America – Obama and Hillary have blood on their hands and now they consider the deaths “nothing”.

The only person I can think of who operates the same way is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and it makes both of them simply terrible spokesmen

Heh, they’ll blame you as being against women. The PC term is spokespeople :) (in their insanity they forget that ‘men’ stands for all the people).

I’m seeing calls in the last few hours for OFA to fire her for these comments, but I hope they don’t. She helps us more than she does them.

God, please keep them both healthy and viable, Carney too, until Jan. 20th, 2013.

p.s. Cutter, the desperate snake, looks as washed up and acts like Hillary. Must be terrible conditions under the bus.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I would have loved to have met her when I was young and on the prowl.As gullible and stupid as she is and a couple of drinks the night would have been an easy zingo for sure.I could have tossed any kind of word salad and she would have believed it.

docflash on October 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

This womaan is not just stupid, she’s demented…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Heh. Now, someone has to walk this back. Spin on spin. Lotsa plates rotating rapidly on tall sticks at one time. You know how that ends.

a capella on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

But it could work as a deflection for Obama. He’s in an impossible situation so piling up fall guys is a way to win time.

the_nile on October 11, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Desperado

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

They make the Romney ads, gratis!!!

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Our “best intelligence”… Really, Stephanie? Really?

Fallon on October 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I`d like to see “it” say these same reprehensible outrageous lies to the face of Sean Smith`s Mom…never happen as “it” has not one single iota of integrity

NY Conservative on October 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

karenhasfreedom on October 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I think it’s a bigger deal than her other myriad of lies, and apparently the rest of the internet does too.

MontanaMmmm on October 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

The only person I can think of who operates the same way is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

‘Second-most lifelike talking point robot’? hmmm…tough call: somewhat more lifelike…but somehow…even less human?

dont taze me bro on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I’m seeing calls in the last few hours for OFA to fire her for these comments, but I hope they don’t. She helps us more than she does them.

Yesterday, as the fail lights kept coming on and it became clear that there would be no Obama recovery via Muppets, they talked about staff changes. I’m beginning to wonder if this might not be one of them.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I would have loved to have met her when I was young and on the prowl.As gullible and stupid as she is and a couple of drinks the night would have been an easy zingo for sure.I could have tossed any kind of word salad and she would have believed it.

docflash on October 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

…and today… you would still probably be getting penicillin shots!

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Please tell me this woman is paid well to make a fool of herself.

JP Mewley on October 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Allah Jim Messina retweeted it, using Cutter’s own standards this is now the official position of Obama.

https://twitter.com/stefcutter/status/256468402728755201

harlekwin15 on October 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Jane Stephanie, you ignorant slut!

OTTO on October 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM

LMAO

Cutter is becoming a joke.

Norwegian on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Is this being picked up by anyone else?

Scapegoating is this administration’s specialty.

I keep getting the picture in my head of the guy being hauled off to jail for making an internet movie.

In America.

That scapegoat got used up, now back to Romney/Ryan the scapegoat.

Are they sure it isn’t Bush’s fault?

petunia on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

This womaan is not just stupid, she’s demented…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Most 0bama cultists are.

And she has that crooked perma-smirk that makes her face look twisted and ugly. But I guess it’s not as bad as the psychotic grin that DWS wears when talking about the Benghazi attacks.

UltimateBob on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I`d like to see “it” say these same reprehensible outrageous lies to the face of Sean Smith`s Mom…never happen as “it” has not one single iota of integrity

NY Conservative on October 11, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Sean Smith’s mom had the President of the United States, the Ambassador to the UN, the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of State lie to her face (literally). The spokeswhore is pretty far down the food chain with all those liars having already done what they did.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Steel belted trojans.

docflash on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I would have loved to have met her when I was young and on the prowl.As gullible and stupid as she is and a couple of drinks the night would have been an easy zingo for sure.I could have tossed any kind of word salad and she would have believed it.

docflash on October 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

…and today… you would still probably be getting penicillin shots!

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

genital warts talk, alas, AGAIN????

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I hope the Obama people have at least a shred of decency(I know, but a man can dream) and fire this skank after this debacle.

Doughboy on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

They don’t, and they won’t.

But you knew that already.

Right Mover on October 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

BS, 4 (and with Yemen today, it’s now 5) Americans were killed thanks to O & Company. Nevertheless, though this issue is actually good for us, I think it doesn’t help much. It’s tangential to the real concerns of the day: Obamacare, the out of control govt, the deficit & borrowing from China, and the coming energy crisis. We need to triage the best issues for us now, and with discipline try to concentrate on those issues like a laser.

anotherJoe on October 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Please tell me this woman is paid well to make a fool of herself.

JP Mewley on October 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM

She is a low rent whorl.

bayview on October 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I remember her in “Children of the Corn”.

gracie on October 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

This explains why Hillary Clinton lied about the cause of Chris Stevens’ death, just yards away from his coffin. Because, as Stephanie Cutter just told you, this is just a “political issue,” a distraction from the only thing that matters, the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama.

This explains why the Obama Administration claims its investigation into why they themselves refused completely reasonable security upgrades cannot be completed… until after the election. Because, as Stephanie Cutter just told you, the catastrophic decision to pursue a Let a Smile Be Your Bodyguard folly is just a “political” issue to be reframed for media soundbites.

This explains a full month of lies, evasions, and complete refusal to admit any sort of responsibility. Because, as Stephanie Cutter just told you, the bodies of four Americans are just a “political” issue, just “bumps in the road,” to be buried and forgotten.

Ace is right.

The NYT can burn in Hades, hopefully soon. Drudge makes mor money than they do.

See update, by AllahP.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Come on folks. She is EXACTLY right. If it weren’t for Romney and Ryan this would have gone down in history as a sadly tragic example of what happens when private citizens are allowed to make irresponsible home movies.

Lily on October 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

These people are digging their graves. They are incredibly stupid to really believe the American people are stupid. This landslide victory Nov 6th will be epic!

milemarker2020 on October 11, 2012 at 4:25 PM

This womaan is not just stupid, she’s demented…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Most 0bama cultists are.

And she has that crooked perma-smirk that makes her face look twisted and ugly. But I guess it’s not as bad as the psychotic grin that DWS wears when talking about the Benghazi attacks.

UltimateBob on October 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

And she nas the perma-stammer too, just like dear leader…the amount of uhs and ums was pretty stagerimg…wonder who their acting coach is and if he/she told them it’s part of their charm :)

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Stephanie needs a man. Not Big Bird. Not an imaginary man. A real man.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Fox News’ timeline must have caused CNN some heartache…

d1carter on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

The main question still not asked, not even by the congressional committee

“Why was Stevens in Benghazi on 9/11?”

MO on such days is to stay put at the embassied, in the most safe quarters. He’d just returned from Germany, Switzerland and Austria (yes, the place where all those Volts went to – for what purpose? dealings with muzzies…don’t discount this).

Why was Stevens in Benghazi? Keep asking this. It contains what the media don’t look into.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Used to be that the MSM hated anyone who deliberately, repeatedly lied to them — regardless of party — and would extract vengenance.

Now they completely corrupt and diminish themselves by serving as handmaidens to Obama.

To the degree there has been any coverage of the Libyan scandal, the MSM has come kicking and screaming, with very rare exceptions, such as Jake Tapper, who has been OK but not especially aggressive.

matthew8787 on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Abramson, who described the paper’s Libya coverage as “excellent and very muscular,”

WHAT coverage?!?!?!?

Has the Slimes even mentioned the Benghazi attack once since it happened?

UltimateBob on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Stef Cutter is shortly going to be fighting for more hours at Olive Garden. There must be limits to what even the Obama camp can put up with…right? Sigh, I know, I know.

CitizenEgg on October 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Keep flailing, you cunning stunt.

Are you still gonna be in denial when your Boy King gets his doors blown off on Nov 6th?

“He didn’t lose – no he didn’t”

Go take that trash to the families of the 4 dead Americans and see what you get, Stephie.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Ace is right.

The NYT can burn in Hades, hopefully soon. Drudge makes mor money than they do.

See update, by AllahP.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

“Fundamentally transform America?”
Sure, if it means that NYT, Newsweek, Time, most newspapers, and all of the networks except for Fox News lose their subscribers/audiences faster than Cutter spinning her lies.

22044 on October 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

She’s an embarrassment. What they need is for Jim Messina to tweet out more creepy pics with slogans written on his hands…that REALLY made an impression.

changer1701 on October 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

She is crazy period.

gophergirl on October 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

While this keeps going on, don’t take your eyes off of what Obama will do next

- With Israel attack Iran?

- Bomb a few neighborhoods in Libya?

- Bomb a few ships in the Hormuz, with Ahmadinejad’s cooperation?

He must change the subject so that if you don’t vote for him “you’re a racist”.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Out

of touch!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Looking very presidential: dead ambassador, dead security chief, dead Marine squadron commander and loss of six irreplaceable Harrier jet fighters (two more damaged), and they blame Romney, Bush, and Big Bird.

STL_Vet on October 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Our Your best intelligence”…

Begs to differ.

Barnestormer on October 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I would like to see her parents. I want to know what kind of environment produces a vile piece of human garbage like her.

Mark1971 on October 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Nice to be noticed. TY

Lily on October 11, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I thought some time ago at one of her previous lies that this woman has no soul. Seriously I think she is soulless and evil.

I don’t care who told me to say it I would not say the conversation about something like this is only because our political opponents want to score points.

I disagree with people who say this is incompetence by her. It is Evil to put your politics above these deaths being investigated.

Conan on October 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Once again, this woman LIES all the time, why are we wasting thread bandwidth on her? Need hits on this website that bad? Jeepers.

karenhasfreedom on October 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Some men even on HA find the skank attractive in a slutty sort of way.

To the contrary. She is trash.

matthew8787 on October 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM

The key bit comes in the last 20 seconds but I’m giving you four full minutes because I want you to watch her blithely assure CNN at the beginning that “the administration has been open and honest since day one about the Benghazi attack.”
==========================================

Maybe she should read the State Department Breifings,or
the TimeLine as the News rolled in,as it was happening!

canopfor on October 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Why our side never has obnoxious talking heads like her (and I am saying we should not that we shouldn’t) to put them on TV and make them repeat rombotic talking points, maybe some of them would stick to the low information voters’s heads then…why our people are always so annoyingly decent and rational…dang…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Stephanie went to the same Law School as Sandra Fluke.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Oh, Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan.

You mean a dead ambassador has nothing to do with it?

In honor of her profound understanding of foreign policy, I nominate Stephanie Cutter as the next U.S. ambassador to Libya.

/sarc

Steve Z on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

If Benghazi is a mere ‘political issue’, then the sinking of Titanic was a ‘boating accident’.

Do these people truly believe what they spew? (hint: yes)

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

So, here’s my question, even if Ms. Cutter were correct, so what!? Since when is it wrong for any candidate to bring up some issue that they feel is important during an election, most especially on in which we select the top executive position in our nation. Is Ms. Cutter attempting to posit the belief that only those topics of discussion with previous approval by the Bamster himself are appropriate. If that were the case, only Barack’s favorite color would make its way into the arena of ideas, given his choice of venues.

Flyovercountry on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

‘Staggering’ that is…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Just to add to my previous post. Just how comfortable are the people on the other side of the camera at CNN with this. AT what point does their humanity kick in? At what point do liberals watching CNN get disgusted? I can guarantee you we would all be disgusted if a Republican went this far. We sure as hell wouldn’t be in full excuse mode like ever left wing outlet and blog is.

Conan on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Yes there may have been an incident regarding your mouth that was unexpected from original plans.

But everyone was doing a fine job of ignoring it and only YOU screaming and carrying on caused this to be problematic.

Clearly the issue here is that YOU made this non-issue into an issue, and this problem is therefore entirely your fault. This would have been nothing if YOU hadn’t made it into something.

What? That argument doesn’t work in all cases?

Damn, I was really hoping that would work…

gekkobear on October 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Stephanie went to the same Law School as Sandra Fluke.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It figures…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

She is crazy period.

gophergirl on October 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

She’s a sociopath. Like obama she gets a smug satisfaction from lying .

the_nile on October 11, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Has the Slimes even mentioned the Benghazi attack once since it happened?

UltimateBob on October 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Ya mean other than Mitt and Ryan trying to attack Julia Beghazi’s right to free gubmint paid fourth trimester abortions, then yeah, they’re all over it.

Or did you mean how Mitt killed the Ambassador and three embassy staff members in cold blood back in prep school…they covered that too.

Now the meningitis outbreak, that’s totally on Ryan.

Laura in Maryland on October 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Let’s rephrase what she said in the positive: “The only reason tyranny is kept in check is because of free elections, and the only way a corrupt media is called to account is a free press.”

Put that way, I agree with her. Thank God for Romney/Ryan. And thank God for HotAir (and other alternative media outlets…)

bobcalco on October 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM

We’ve skin in the game with loved ones risking their lives serving at our embassies and consulates, so Cutter el al., can shove it with their concern only for Dem powermongering.

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM

In honor of her profound understanding of foreign policy, I nominate Stephanie Cutter as the next U.S. ambassador to Libya.

/sarc

Steve Z on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I say she has to wear a bikini and a bag of money around her neck and give her the same protection the ambassador got.

Conan on October 11, 2012 at 4:36 PM

s/b et al.,

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

From the Romney campaign:

Boston, MA
United States

Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign National Press Secretary, made the following statement in response to the Obama campaign’s comments on the terrorist attack in Libya:

“President Obama’s campaign today said that Libya is only an issue because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’re wrong. The reason it is an issue is because, for the first time since 1979, an American ambassador was assassinated and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy of ‘leading from behind’ is failing. This administration has continually misled the American public about what happened in Benghazi and, rather than be truthful about the sequence of events, has instead skirted responsibility and dodged questions. The American people deserve straight answers about this tragic event and a president who can provide leadership, not excuses.”

petunia on October 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Stephanie Cutter is telling the truth for once and you all should lay off her. If it weren’t for Romney and Ryan the Owe administration and the media would be happy to continue to lie to the America people and tell us nothing.

katablog.com on October 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Do these people truly believe what they spew? (hint: yes)

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

I agree. Based on my experience tangling with leftists on another blog, and one particularly rabid one who worked for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – they really believe the filth they spew.

22044 on October 11, 2012 at 4:37 PM

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