Quotes of the day

posted at 9:16 pm on October 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official…

“We believe the timing of the attack was influenced by events in Cairo,” the senior official said, reaffirming the Cairo-Benghazi link. He said that judgment is repeated in a new report prepared this week for the House intelligence committee…

“It was a flash mob with weapons,” is how the senior official described the attackers. The mob included members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, about four members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, and members of the Egypt-based Muhammad Jamal network, along with other unarmed looters.

The official said the only major change he would make now in the CIA’s Sept. 15 talking points would be to drop the word “spontaneous” and substitute “opportunistic.” He explained that there apparently was “some pre-coordination but minimal planning.”

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Tarek, an off-duty police sergeant who asked that his full name be withheld to shield him from reprisals, said he came to the scene about an hour after the attack began and found militants blocking the road leading to the compound.

“They drew their guns on me and they told me that the Americans were abusing our prophet,” he said. “That’s why they said they had come to fight.”…

Libyan guards who served as the security force at the U.S. compound said the mob was made up of disparate types, some who appeared to be experienced fighters and others who were not. There were long-bearded men whose faces were obscured by scarves in the style of practiced militants and called each other “sheik.” But there also were younger men, some who looked like teenagers with wispy beards on their uncovered faces.

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The L.A. Times says that “U.S. intelligence agencies…have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.” That is contradicted by numerous other accounts and by the Post’s latest version. The Post reports that intelligence “suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda.”…

More than one month after Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, “intelligence officials” cannot even provide the press with a consistent account of what happened. And keep in mind that neither account says that there was a protest before the attack, which was the original story given to the American public…

The New York Times’s account of [Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb] sounds eerily similar to a storyline that some Obama administration officials and their surrogates have been pushing. They claim that groups such as AQIM are just “local” jihadist groups that are not really al Qaeda, per se, because they don’t want to attack the West. This is nonsense for many reasons, but this argument has mysteriously migrated into the press’s reporting on the Benghazi attack…

[T]hese latest accounts are not intended to comb through the evidence carefully. They are intended to provide political cover [for Obama] ahead of the final presidential debate.

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The “spontaneous” talking point came from an intercepted telephone call between jihadists, in which one of the attackers notes that his group had attacked after seeing the demonstrations in Cairo. U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence on Benghazi tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD there are two schools of thought on what that means. The first view is reflected in the administration’s “spontaneous” line. It holds that jihadists in Benghazi saw the demonstration in Egypt and decided, almost on a whim, to assault the compound. But the nature of the attack—the weapons, the sequencing, the coordination—suggests more planning. The attackers flushed Americans from the compound toward an “annex” two kilometers away. As the Americans fled, they encountered (and avoided) an attempted ambush on the route.

The second view is that the demonstrations in Cairo, which followed the release of a video from al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri on September 10, were seen as something of a “go signal.” As we first reported on September 12, the film, in this view, was merely the pretext for an al Qaeda “information operation,” and the Zawahiri video, which called directly for renewed jihad and for al Qaeda sympathizers to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al Libi, was intended to trigger protests and assaults throughout the region. Many of those with prominent roles in the protests and assaults—in Egypt, Tunisia, and perhaps Libya—had strong ties to al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan…

One thing that has troubled both intelligence officials and those on Capitol Hill as they have evaluated the administration’s early response to the attacks is what appears to be an effort to write al Qaeda out of the story. For example, the talking points first reported by Lake, include this sentence: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” But according to several officials familiar with the original assessment from which the talking points were derived, the U.S. intelligence community had reported the fact that these were extremists with ties to al Qaeda. That key part was omitted.

Why was that language dropped from the talking points distributed to Congress and Obama administration officials?

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If the president really wants to level with the American people, here are some questions he needs to answer…

Is there any intelligence product—raw or finished—that links the attacks in Benghazi to the anti-Islam YouTube video?

If not, why did President Obama himself make a direct link between the film and the attack during his September 18 appearance on the David Letterman show?

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CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle…

But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead.

Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa.

“You find a way to make this happen,” Berntsen says. “There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. They made zero adjustments in this. They stood and they watched and our people died.”

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The sophisticated criticism of President Obama’s Libya policy is this:

Obama intervened in Libya despite his awareness that the anti-Gaddafi rebels had pro-al-Qaeda leanings. He intervened to support those rebels because he hoped to prove to Islamists everywhere in the Middle East and North Africa that they had more to gain from co-operating with the United States than from fighting the United States. This is the famous “opening to political Islam” that has been so intensely discussed in Washington.

And the opening continues. It continues in the form of the covert aid now reportedly flowing to the Syrian rebels, and in the soft line being taken with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president even after Egyptian police failed to protect the U.S. embassy in Cairo against attack (which also was on 9/11). If the opening failed in Libya, it’s likely to fail even worse in Syria, where the rebel groups are even more saturated with Salafist Islam than the Libyan rebels…

President Obama’s big risky Mideast gambit is failing badly.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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In Hillary’s statement, the facts got lost in the fog of war. What war? Did congress declare a war in Libya? When? Did Obama even declare a war in Libya? When? How can facts get lost in the fog of war, when there is no war?

IowaWoman on October 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

my sunday chore while watching the news shows :)

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

People still iron? Really? What do you iron?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Electrongod, Jackie
been good, working to many hours………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

…see!…the Obama economy is good for you?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Good evening, Ken. How are you this evening? :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

amen OC

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I’ll just be so damned glad when this election is over…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

And Obama has been givin’ his papers..

It could be scary…

But I will enjoy every minute of it..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Why should the nation be concerned when (Big) bird is the word?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNrx2jq184

Getchyer priorities right, folks.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

feels like bubba 2.0 when he had the chance to get bin laden and screwed the pooch

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Bubba wanted to keep the atmosphere going of the “Clinton Economy” so didn’t want to offend the Saudis, who were heavily invested in the US stock market and the aim then was to not give them incentive to take their investment elsewhere. I don’t know about now but that was among a lot of the ballast the ole Clinton Barge was hauling.

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Make sure to tell your governors to block any of the 48 UN azzholes who will be sent to monitor the state run elections in the US. They have no right and no jurisdiction.

Plus, most are potentates from countries with NO democracies or freedoms. To Hades with all of them, and with Obama for even thinking of letting them in.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

KCB
Howdy……..;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

my sunday best and work clothes
gotta look good don’cha know

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I just can’t predict how the debate will go on Monday because I just don’t see how team O will spin it. There is insurmountable evidence against his admin in terms of Benghazi that if they try to spin it, they will look so lame and pathetic, and if they don’t, they will look so guilty (because they are). You can’t spin the torture and death of 4 Americans. If Mitt is steady, O is toast.

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I am very curious to see who 0bama will pardon…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

didn’t know that

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Yes. I’m sure Gov Moonbeam and that broad from NC will get right on listening to what the right wingers want.

Lanceman on October 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

KOOLAID2 @ 10:00
Ya for a lot less an hour……..;(

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Sorry Barry, but….

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

schieffer will help him out, don’t you worry

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

The official said the only major change he would make now in the CIA’s Sept. 15 talking points would be to drop the word “spontaneous” and substitute “opportunistic.” He explained that there apparently was “some pre-coordination but minimal planning.”

How about the FACT that this terrorism occurred on September 11? Or is that an inconvenient truth?

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Electrongod, Jackie
been good, working to many hours………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

…see!…the Obama economy is good for you?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I haven’t been able to become overweight in the last 3 years…
Not that I am trying..
Just that I lost $4000/year in my pay and had to ramp up my self employment to make up the difference.

I am not alone..we all have had to sacrifice..

Thanks Obama..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Here is the ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3KWvxbEeM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

my sunday best and work clothes
gotta look good don’cha know

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I’m bettin’ you’d look good in a tater sack. :D

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

You’d need a machete and a case of shaving cream to get to work every day.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

why does it sound like you are speaking from experience ???
*ducks*

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

In Hillary’s statement, the facts got lost in the fog of war. What war? Did congress declare a war in Libya? When? Did Obama even declare a war in Libya? When? How can facts get lost in the fog of war, when there is no war?

IowaWoman on October 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

My thoughts, exactly, when I heard Hillary Clinton’s statement.

My reaction was, “ohhh, so NOW it’s a war, there’s ‘fog’ and THAAAT’s why you and Obama and Rice and the rest are “confused”. NOW it’s all straightened out, then?”

Like Obama, Hillary (and her underlings such as Amb. S. Rice) use these big-talk-talky-talk words to “sound big”. What I think it is is a very intentional plan to continue to confuse people as much as possible about just about everything.

**IF** there’s “fog” anywhere, it’s coming from the Barack Obama Fog Machine.

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

I am excellent. I trust you are the same.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

Mitt is going to win.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Thanks, gg…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I am very curious to see who 0bama will pardon…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

probably Jessee Jackson Jr. for one…before he is charged or goes to trial…in consideration “for his mental health”!

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Yes. Obama would LOVE to put this nation under the collective boot of the UN. I agree with you. Nemesis and the Furies should become his only companions.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Outstanding!

+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Here is the ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3KWvxbEeM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Thanks GG..
I hope you don’t have too much ironing to do…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

You’re right. Solid ad.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

I’m well, thanks for asking, Ken. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Anyone????
Did Bmore say he was getting buzzed and he’d be right back? Did I hear that correctly????
ROFLMAO………;-D

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

“Move along, nothing to see here but a bunch of angry movie reviewers just spontaneously meeting in front of our embassy in Benghazi…all is well…Bin Landen is dead and Big Bird is alive!!!!! Now go back to your binders”
~Barky and Bite Me

Strike Hornet on October 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

That’s how I heard it. Seems like he would be a little happier about, doesn’t it?

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

The question still remains…

… the Ambassador and fellow Americans were under attack, for HOURS!!!

When Pantload was briefed before he went to sleep that night, and brave souls were fighting for their lives, as Commander in Chief, what were his orders to the Military to assist the situation…?

… This is not walking back on “Binders”, this is real sh%t.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

:)

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

President Obama’s big risky Mideast gambit is failing badly.

This.

I’m off to see ARGO. Y’all have a good night.

John the Libertarian on October 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

oh yeah

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

7%
Howdy, hope you are well………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

pretty good.

Every add like that ought to have the clip of 0bama informing Medvedev that 0bama will have more flexibility after he wins in November.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM

, what were his orders to the Military to assist the situation…?

… This is not walking back on “Binders”, this is real sh%t.

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

This..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM

But Bobby is likely one of those “fall on his sword for Obama” types. He’d label it part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” (sound familiar?)

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

.
The intelligence insider(s) I am referring to are NOT political appointees. They do not fall on their swords.

I posted my view in real time during the open thread on the VP debate when “Drunk Uncle Joe” blamed the intelligence community for misleading the White House.

I think Biden came across as a rude nasty old man. And he lied over and over again…hell he even lied about the intelligence community..I bet they appreciate that.

Terrye on October 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

This was STUPID beyond belief.

The intelligence folks will make Obama PAY for that lie before November 6th.

Expect more leaks on what “the real situation on the ground is” and even more leaks showing the failure of Obama’s foreign policy.

MSM types cannot resist “insider information” from the intelligence types.

Big Mistake.

HUGE.

PolAgnostic on October 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM


To echo that sentiment in a different light …

The SCOAMF campaign is now trying to “get back out in front” of the Libya story.

Big Mistake.

HUGE.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Well I must go *poof*……. hey I kinda like that…….I’ll be back later….;)

KOOLAID2, no I didn’t say poo eather……..;-)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM

The intelligence insider(s) I am referring to are NOT political appointees. They do not fall on their swords.
PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Wasn’t talking about your insiders falling on anything. I was talking about Shieffer. (sp?)

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

lol….the amount of alcohol needed would kill AND embalm me well before I was drunk enough….my corpse would be a fire hazard for decades.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM


BOOM…!!!

Question #21…


“As Commander in Chief, what were you orders?”

Seven Percent Solution on October 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Here is the ad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3KWvxbEeM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

The NRA’s one of the few organizations I give to that I know will use my contributions well. They are pouring millions in the swing states these last few weeks to not just do ads and mailers, but to organization and GOTV. And our fellow NRA members, by God, do show up and vote. If Romney wins OH, PA, WI and maybe MI, to name just a few of the bitter-clinger swings, the NRA will have helped big time. God bless them.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Who is the mouthy MSNBC harpy who talks over everyone with her talking points and listens to no one? Maher thinks that if he flings the Eff word his point of view is validated. His vacuous audience obviously agrees with him.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

It is SO good!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

..it IS good! DOn;t you kinda like the way they come out and say DEFEAT OBAMA. None of this tutu-wearing, strawberry-frappe sucking pansy-asssed “I am an energy voter” crapola. They just lay it on the line and let people know who they are:

“FIRE HIS ASSS — WE ARE THE NRA!”

(Sorry for the language, Gigi, you got me inspired!)

The War Planner on October 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

What Did the CIA Know and When Did It Stop Knowing It?

This is key. On September 14, the top Democrat on the Intell Committee comes out of the Petraeus briefing and tells the press the Benghazi “protest” went on for two or three hours, and how very important that protest was to the conclusion that this was a “spontaneous” attack.

This is the same Petraeus briefing, Fox New reported, that some members found “shocking” given that they saw the intelligence pointing not to a “spontaneous” movie-riot but to a planned terrorist attack.

……

Now back to September 14 when Petraeus briefed the Intell Committee about that protest lasting “two or three hours,” according to Rep. Ruppersburger, “shocking” some members who thought the evidence supported the conclusion that the US had suffered a terrorist attack. The Pentagon, meanwhile, apparently offered a completely different brief.

That Obama adminstration sure spoke with a forked tongue. It’s time for CIA Director Petraeus to be asked why.

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Wasn’t talking about your insiders falling on anything. I was talking about Shieffer. (sp?)

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM


Oh, I think bob Schieffer might still have the gumption for a “Surprise” moment in him.

In the wake of Dan Rather’s controversial retirement,[3][4] he was named interim anchor for the weekday CBS Evening News.[5] He assumed that job on March 10, 2005, the day following Rather’s last broadcast. Under Schieffer, the CBS Evening News gained about 200,000 viewers, to average 7.7 million viewers, reversing some of the decline in ratings that occurred during Rather’s tenure; while “NBC Nightly News” was down by 700,000 viewers, and ABC’s World News Tonight lost 900,000.[6] Some of this was attributed to the Schieffer family’s closeness with President George W. Bush; Bush had previously refused to grant an interview to Rather.

.
Bob Schieffer is 75+ years old. CBS needs him more than he needs CBS …

… and Fox News might welcome someone who proved he was “fair and balanced”.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

hello jackie, bmore, electron, dire, spark, and all. just checking in but can’t stay. have an appointment at the local saloon. I think the dems are forming a circular firing squad with the Won in the middle. BOOM
Romney/Ryan 2012
Fred

jrsrigmvr on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I’ll let Cindy and Fred explain my predicament. Shhhh, I am supposed to be taking a squirt. Shhhh Out of bounds. : (

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Bob Schieffer is 75+ years old. CBS needs him more than he needs CBS …

… and Fox News might welcome someone who proved he was “fair and balanced”.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Well stated. Point taken.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

lol….the amount of alcohol needed would kill AND embalm me well before I was drunk enough….my corpse would be a fire hazard for decades.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM

LOL !!!
heheheheh

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

have an appointment at the local saloon.

jrsrigmvr on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

What!!!???

And we weren’t invited..:)

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

The NRA’s one of the few organizations I give to that I know will use my contributions well. They are pouring millions in the swing states these last few weeks to not just do ads and mailers, but to organization and GOTV. And our fellow NRA members, by God, do show up and vote. If Romney wins OH, PA, WI and maybe MI, to name just a few of the bitter-clinger swings, the NRA will have helped big time. God bless them.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM

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… and reason enough for anyone who hasn’t joined the NRA yet to do so NOW.

Unfortunately, we did not have the money to spare when they offered me a reduced price lifetime membership this summer.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

hello jackie, bmore, electron, dire, spark, and all. just checking in but can’t stay. have an appointment at the local saloon. I think the dems are forming a circular firing squad with the Won in the middle. BOOM
Romney/Ryan 2012
Fred

jrsrigmvr on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

I thought this was your local saloon.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Pray for Mitt.
He, somehow, is now required to make some comprehensive assessment of all of this spinning cr*p !!
My head spins, and this will be very important on Monday.
Prayers.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

*poof*

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Make sure to tell your governors to block any of the 48 UN azzholes who will be sent to monitor the state run elections in the US. They have no right and no jurisdiction.

Plus, most are potentates from countries with NO democracies or freedoms. To Hades with all of them, and with Obama for even thinking of letting them in.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

When I go to vote, if there’s so much as one of them, AFTER I vote, and my ballot is safely in the box with the rest, I plan to hang out my tire on a rope, and go ape on it, swinging back and forth, and in general inciting my neighbors to a state of outrage, that DEMOCRATS hate our system so much.. they have to bring in foreign left wing “minders” and commissars to make sure Obama wins..

after I take down my tire to leave, I expect there to be broken china every where..

Shame these people..

If they think bringing in some third world thugs will suppress the vote, show them just what American outrage looks like..

and if they arrest me, I’ll be walking with a cane, and stopping to speak to every reporter.. in a clear, articulate manner, expressing contempt for a party so unAmerican, they can’t win an election without bringing in foreign umpires to rig the game.

A retired man on a disability, a cold war veteran, who has trouble walking.. gets arrested for an opinion the democrats don’t like..

OH PLEASE DO… the optics alone should be very damning to democrats. I don’t want 15 minutes..

I want them to be shamed for the underhanded vile despicable way they operate. and the other certainty.. I won’t be tazed,.. I know a lot of these younger officers.. and I won’t resist at all.. and frankly, the vast majority of them agree with me anyway.. This is a semi-rural county, and our cops ain’t the big city union thugs, ours, are still part of the community.

They might taze a foreign observer…

I’d like that..

a

lot.

Civil disobedience?.. nope, I will not break one law, or fail to obey the police.. I will however, refuse to be shut up by kos-ites as poll watchers..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

hello jackie, bmore, electron, dire, spark, and all. just checking in but can’t stay. have an appointment at the local saloon. I think the dems are forming a circular firing squad with the Won in the middle. BOOM
Romney/Ryan 2012
Fred

Great to hear from you, Fred! Have a wonderful time! :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Good evening Hot Air Nation :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

… and reason enough for anyone who hasn’t joined the NRA yet to do so NOW.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

No.

Some of us are still a little miffed about the “jackbooted thugs” remarks.

I ain’t a fan of the feds, but that cut deep.

The state level gun organizations will do for now.

cozmo on October 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

My head spins, and this will be very important on Monday.
Prayers.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

*poof*

Mitts got this in the bag..

Obama never reviewed binders of security resumes for Benghazi..
Even the gay ones..

Obama is Toast…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

So, we’re back to it being told it was a coincidence that it happened on 9/11?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

lol….the amount of alcohol needed would kill AND embalm me well before I was drunk enough….my corpse would be a fire hazard for decades.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM

But you would cremate quite efficiently. If that’s an option.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Good evening to you!

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Good evening, ’44! How are you this evening?

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Good evening Hot Air Nation :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Evening to the great state of Virginny!

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Hi Jackie & KCB. I’m back from work and got the FSU-Miami game in the background. Hope to hang out a while. :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

BHO missed so many intel meetings, I would think Mitt now knows more than he does.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

If, as Obama said, they were slow to declare this a terrorist attack because they were waiting on more information, why were they in such a rush to lay the blame on the movie trailer? They did this for a long time before saying the “T” word.

If Romney really wants to get into this, he should ask Obama if he has all the information now because he’d certainly love to know which story Obama has told about this incident is the truth.

bflat879 on October 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

here’s word of the detained film maker

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/oct/20/picket-anti-muslim-filmmaker-detained-almost-month/

his court date…nov 9th

r keller on October 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Good evening Hot Air Nation :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Good evening….

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Bob Schieffer is 75+ years old. CBS needs him more than he needs CBS …

… and Fox News might welcome someone who proved he was “fair and balanced”.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Wish I could be as complimentary about him, but he’s still a Democrat apologist and lib, stewed for half a century in the cauldron of LBJ, Kennedy, Washington and Manhattan. He comes from an era when there were “conservative” Democrats, but never realized that they turned into Republicans, and there are no more of that ilk walking the earth anymore. What was it that Algore said, “A leopard can never change its stripes”?

In a way, I feel sorry for ole Bob.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:34
LOL.
Y’know, I’m not REALLY worried about Mitt, he’ll be in command, regardless.
There’s just this nagging sense of a trap buried in all of this Bengahzi stuff, atm.
Like, maybe ANOTHER switcheroo, come Monday afternoon, that could leave him unprepared for ??
Don’t trust the opposition one friggin’ bit, and will pray for utter wisdom, against whatever these cretins could throw his way.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Actually, the White House has yet to actually use the term “terrorist attack”.

Much as they are referring to the Ft. Hood attack as “Work place violence” rather than calling it a terrorist attack.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Apparently Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs Admiral James Winnefeld told some members of congress they believed the attack in Libya was premeditated, while Pinocchio Petraeus told other members of congress the attack was a spontaneous result of that little internet video.

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

BHO missed so many intel meetings, I would think Mitt now knows more than he does.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Lets hope that this country decides that the one that actually cares..
Should be our leader..

47% are screaming ObamaPhones and other free shitte.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:43 PM

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Funny… you’re both kinder to him that I am.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Pray for Mitt.
He, somehow, is now required to make some comprehensive assessment of all of this spinning cr*p !!
My head spins, and this will be very important on Monday.
Prayers.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I will.. often..

The lunatic corrupt left is at it’s most dangerous now.. they feel it slipping away, and have nothing left but some cobbled together halfbaked he said she said Romney hating democrats coming forward..

The MSM will never have spun so openly, shamelessly.. but the people have decided who won the debates..

and the polls show, it was NOT the guy the MSM wants, no matter what they say.

The country knows, these men are not racist, or hate women.. they know that democrats will say ANYTHING when they’re desperate..

The outraged since birth left can sputter all they want, but the real haters among democrats are few..

My wife.. was a democrat till 08.. her family is, and they are as conservative as I am,.. they’rwe badly misinformed.. buying into the legacy voting habit.. grandpa voted D and said republicans are all rich.. and all hate you..

But these in my wife’s family.. know one of us now, know many of us.. and are starting to get.. the party they thought they had..

died a long time ago..

We’re going to get some cross overs.. more I think, than the pollsters can imagine.

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Don’t trust the opposition one friggin’ bit, and will pray for utter wisdom, against whatever these cretins could throw his way.

pambi on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

The media….
They can’t be trusted with the life of any Americans..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Petraeus has been openly lobbying for the position of President of Princeton University. He’s a grad, he desperately wants the job, and the current President has announced that she’s leaving, a couple of years ahead of schedule.

The fly in his ointment is that Princeton has always hired an academic for the position, but there was recently a lengthy piece published by his supporters suggesting that his military expertise and CIA position have made him eminently eligible for the position.

He would, of course, have to leave his post with the CIA in order to take the Princeton gig.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

But you would cremate quite efficiently. If that’s an option.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM

You have my permission to use my grain-alcohol saturated corpse to apply for a Federal Green Energy subsidy as an alternative fuel source.

Should be good for $2 billion in gov. loans and a 6 month boost to the local job market.

Make sure to pay yourself an exhorbitant salary whilst showering bonuses all over yourself.

Wait one year….then go bankrupt….leaving the taxpayers with the bill.

Guaranteed no one will notice.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

If anyone’s a fan of Harry Potter…
I see just too many similarities between the Ministry of Magic in the series…and the Obama administration.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Actually, the White House has yet to actually use the term “terrorist attack”.

Much as they are referring to the Ft. Hood attack as “Work place violence” rather than calling it a terrorist attack.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I thought “terrorist” was one of the words this administration banned ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Evening to the great state of Virginny!

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Cheers to Illinois too! :)

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Patraeus is the key. I never would have believed he would go underground like this. I have yet to see any statement that he has issued. Doesn’t mean he hasn’t, but I haven’t seen one.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Bmore.. Spark.. and everyone else who offered best wishes.. just letting you know.. I had the tests done Friday.. and while the lab results will take a couple of weeks.. the doctor said, not to worry..

He found no cancer, or any hint of it…

I kinda feel 20lbs lighter for hearing that… it runs in my family.. my mother, sister, a brother, aunts, uncles.. so they figure the suppressed immune system is a side effect of the advanced arthritis.. and spinal injuries.. probably.. they can’t find any other reasons.

Thank you all.. I credit it to your prayers..

Thanksgiving has come early here..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I have not heard anybody say this, but maybe I’ve missed it–but I think it is SO obvious: Obama was jumping out of his chair for the entire debate. His plan was to be aggressive. He wouldn’t let Romney make any points without chomping at the bit for his turn. Until Benghazi was brought up. He smugly sat in his stool saying “please proceed” NO WAY there wasn’t collusion with him and Candy Crowly.

Jackalope on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM

wait a minute … I want part of this … it is because I called you one your knowledge of Hillary and your knowledge of the amount of shaving cream
and the need of a machete that started all this …. I get of the gravy train …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

There is nothing spontaneous about the black flag of AlQaeda flying over our embassies around the world on September 11.

onlineanalyst on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Ironing done – yeah!

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

excellent news … glad to hear it …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead.

Also, Hussein was halfway in to his beauty sleep and had important things to do the next morning ….like partaaayyy in Vegas !!

burrata on October 20, 2012 at 10:53 PM

wait a minute … I want part of this … it is because I called you one your knowledge of Hillary and your knowledge of the amount of shaving cream
and the need of a machete that started all this …. I get of the gravy train …

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Partnership? *call me*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

I thought “terrorist” was one of the words this administration banned ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

It did..Man Caused Disasters..
You see..
A Man Caused Disaster, Obama, didn’t give a shitte that 4 other men will loose their lives…
The Man Caused Disaster had to go to Vegas…Jay-Z then to the David F@ckman Show.

The Man Caused Disaster is Toast…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM

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