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.”

***

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.

***

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.

***

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?

***

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?

***

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.”

***

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.

***

Via the Daily Caller.

***

Content warning.

***


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Shhhh…we don’t want the leftists to listen to him, nor to Schoen.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Shhhh…we don’t want the leftists to listen to him, nor to Schoen.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Damned right… We want those ass holes doing 100 miles an hour in their Chevy Volts when they hit that big ole brick wall…

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Oops! Sorry…got carried away! Mum’s the word. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Schad is a Jedi

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

In that event they’d pretty much have to be plummeting down San Gorgonio with a tail wind!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:37 PM

lol.

(ya got me fair and square)

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Damned right… We want those ass holes doing 100 miles an hour in their Chevy Volts when they hit that big ole brick wall…

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

LMFAO – Physically Impossible!

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Caddell? That washed up old hack? Why would anyone, on either side, listen to or care about what he says or does?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Angry that a democrat remembers when that party was still mainstream?

Before the McGovernites made it into lunatic fringe central?

I know many former democrats.. and not one ex-republican except those who went libertarian or independent.. but NONE go democrat..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

In that event they’d pretty much have to be plummeting down San Gorgonio with a tail wind!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM

BWAHAHAHAH… I don’t care where they do it…. Just as long as they do it… and dear god… Please don’t let them find the brakes before they impact… ;p

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I came to a fork in the road and took the path with the content warning.

BTW where is Axe?

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

We did not order clowns.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

And yet, you’re listening to Caddell.

This is awesome!

Amish for Romney.

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 11:24 PM

LOL! I live near Amish people, but I haven’t seen that!

Night Owl on October 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM

My son worked a congressional race in Amish Country. Says they’re all reactionaries. Though, where do you put a bumper sticker on those buggies?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM

It’s ok. It happens.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Excellent point. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

LMFAO – Physically Impossible!

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Heh heh heh… A good running start going down the Grapevine out to be all they need… ;)

SWalker on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Sandra Fluke speaks to crowd in Reno today…?

d1carter on October 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.

Somehow, that kind of crowd turnout doesn’t seem to be anything to be concerned about.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I saw a Chevy Volt doing about 60 Miles per hour.

It was being towed cause it ran out of juice.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I don’t know. I’ve been looking… but he’s no where to be found. :(

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Oops. Meant for Tim.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

RuPoll sure has been quiet today. Too bad the White House issued a denial about an Iranian deal before we could get a new “Atomic Bomb,” “Big Bird Bounce,” “Biden Bounce,” “Obama 2nd Debate Smackdown Bounce,” etc.

lol

Hey, do any of you take Lipitor for anxiety, panic attacks or depression?

An Obamabot does. He’s trying to cope with Obama’s poll plunge. Whatever gets you through the night…I guess…even if it is just a cholesterol pill.

Resist We Much on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Dammit!!

I swear I’m ordering a litre of absolut….but I keep getting clowns.

Is anyone else having trouble with ios 6?

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Thanks, Ken. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

looks like we got one troll who didn’t get banned or self-banned. have fun with him!

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

lol!:)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:48 PM

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

:)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Somehow, that kind of crowd turnout doesn’t seem to be anything to be concerned about.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Maybe for BHO…she is working on getting the vote out for Dear Leader. 10 people show up.LOL.

d1carter on October 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

I saw a Chevy Volt doing about 60 Miles per hour.

It was being towed cause it ran out of juice.

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I’ve always figured I could carry one of those Volts in the back of my F-150 in case I ever breakdown, I’d have a way to avoid being stranded. Then I realized that the Volt would be worth more than the F-150.

AZfederalist on October 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM

A college football game shouldn’t take 4 hours.

22044 on October 20, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Flatt and Scruggs

Its a ‘fog’ theme!

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

*clink!* Oops, forgot you are out. Sorry.

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM

Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno.

Well, if you want to talk contraception, you gotta go where the rubbers are.

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Stray Cats

Saw this… couldn’t believe it… yet.. here it is. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Angry that a democrat remembers when that party was still mainstream?

Before the McGovernites made it into lunatic fringe central?

I know many former democrats.. and not one ex-republican except those who went libertarian or independent.. but NONE go democrat..

mark81150 on October 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

You do realize that Caddell worked for McGovern, and his most famous client was Jimmy Carter, right? Also that he worked for Gary Hart (whom I worked for) and was considered washed up then, and inserted the Neil Kinnock line into Biden’s speech?

I don’t believe anyone in politics has cared if he lived or died since ’88.

Feel free to agree with him. But, try not to hold him up as some sort of avatar. You’ll simply look stupid.

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Dammit!!

I swear I’m ordering a litre of absolut….but I keep getting clowns.

Is anyone else having trouble with ios 6?

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Damn. The liquor stores here just closed or I’d drop it by just to see if a half-liter each would lead to principled compromise or a pair of assault charges. ;)

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Caddell? That washed up old hack? Why would anyone, on either side, listen to or care about what he says or does?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

…and your party claims that R & R want old people thrown over the cliff. You’re the biggest disrespectful hypocrites.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Slow Ride – Foghat

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

And yet… YOU seen to care so very deeply… not only about Caddell and what he says… but about whether or not WE listen to him.

You’re conflicted, Skippy.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Nebelung

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Wanderer

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM

After you follow to that, there is a link for Dueling banjos with a couple of guys that look like Laurel and Hardy. Funny stuff.

Oh, squirrel Slow Ride…must always link to the live version though. Saw them a couple of times.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Clever, very clever, indeed, and very good, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Saw this… couldn’t believe it… yet.. here it is. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Didn’t see that coming, but pretty cool!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Thanks, Cozmo, I’ll check out the banjos. And I’ll take ‘the live version’ under advisement, too. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Rammstein – Nebel

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Nice!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Wanderer

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Very pretty. I’m bookmarking these. Thanks you. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:04 AM

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

At first, I gave Crowley the benefit of the doubt (on the collusion aspect, not on it being grossly inappropriate for her to intervene anyway, especially when she was breathtakingly wrong). He said “I called it an act of terror”, then Romney started to call him out on it, also using the phrase “act of terror”. Then Obama told him to proceed. so i thought he could have set that trap by himself, figuring that he was covered since he had used that phrase.

But when I went back and watched it again, the way he said “get the transcript”, and then Crowley instantly chimed in, is what really made this obviously either a set-up, or the most fortuitous set of coincidences in the history of ever.

We’re supposed to believe that

1. Crowley just happened to have the transcript in front of her. (What did she do, google it on her phone or something? During the debate?). She doesn’t even have to type anything into a computer, or a phone, as far as I can tell. She just immediately chimes in “Actually, he did say it was an act of terror”

And

2. Obama knew that Crowley had access to the transcript, and expected her to verify what he said. “Get the transcript.” “Right away, Mr. President. And would you also like a cup of coffee?”

Also, why didn’t Obama mention the 47% remark until the very last question? It’s hard to believe he’d take a risk of not being able to get his dig in (which he does, in the very last comment, the one time Romney can’t rebut). It was certainly something he could have brought up at many points earlier in the debate. What if the last question had been on some completely unrelated topic? It’s almost as though he knew he’d have a chance to bring it up at the very end, before Romney could reply.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

And yet… YOU seen to care so very deeply… not only about Caddell and what he says… but about whether or not WE listen to him.

You’re conflicted, Skippy.

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Just not quite ready to hit the sack and need a little vitriol with my nightcap.

And, admittedly, it bugs the hell of of me to have some pathetic has-been held up as somehow an avatar of the Democratic Party. It would be as though (not to speak ill of the dead, but he’s all I can come up with now) CNN had Arlen Specter on as the “Republican” commentator.

…and your party claims that R & R want old people thrown over the cliff. You’re the biggest disrespectful hypocrites.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I’m not worried about Grandma. I’m 53. R&R want to push me over a cliff.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

WHAT RINO SAID! Plus me. No sarc.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:09 AM

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I told you once before to try and scrape up the shreds of whatever remained of your dignity and take the defeat of your ideology like a man.

I see you still haven’t managed it.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

R&R want to push me over a cliff.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You’re entitled to your leftist stupidity but not your erroneous facts.

Dukakis debating Bush I was being rerun on C-Span today – your boy was for low deficits, cutting spending, restraining gov’t. I only watched a few minutes but couldn’t believe my ears.

You must really hate Zell Miller. I respect him to no end.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

The Slow Ride was bad azz Jackie!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

alred better get on with her press conference

drudge has a lot lining up for the debate

http://www.drudgereport.com/

r keller on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Nothing Else Matters – Gregorian

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Little 7% asked if he could see someting else other than politics on the computer…

… I thought about it, and then showed him what was at stake.

He then asked to hear one of our favorite tunes before we went to bed…

… Good Night Everyone.

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

I’m delighted that you enjoyed it, Ken. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I told you once before to try and scrape up the shreds of whatever remained of your dignity and take the defeat of your ideology like a man.

I see you still haven’t managed it.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

I honestly don’t have the vaguest idea what you’re rambling on about.

You must really hate Zell Miller. I respect him to no end.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

God, that convention speech was an embarrassment the GOP, remember? Old psycho grandpa rambling about the commie neighbors or something. I remember being so relieved that no one could take Zell seriously.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I saw a Chevy Volt doing about 60 Miles per hour.
It was being towed cause it ran out of juice.
SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

LOL. The hubs and I saw a smart car with a bike on the back. We assumed they were just being cautious.

txhsmom on October 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

INC on October 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Thanks. Unfortunately, I’m on an iPad, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to do it here. I am usually pretty good about frequently selecting my entire comment and then copying, but the one time I forget…

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Good night Seven. I raise my glass….

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Seems a good track for playing while stomping the hopes of liberals..

“I felt like I was going to cry,” said Nancy Aboulmouna, of Arlington. “I have not yet. Not yet. I just wanted to. I talked to my parents and friends. But then I found out that some of them were Romney supporters and it got worse from there.”

Thanks..

Resist We Much on October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM

That paragraph alone made my night… so some libby families have defections now?

and they DON’T think it’s going to be a blow out?

ok…

mark81150 on October 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Seven Percent Solution on October 21, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Very cool, Seven Percent! Tell little Seven Percent I said ‘thanks!’:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Brouillard

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I’m not surprised. You don’t seem like the high retention type.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

I’m not worried about Grandma. I’m 53. R&R want to push me over a cliff.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hell! I’m 67 and I want to push you over a cliff.

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I remember being so relieved that no one could take Zell seriously.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Heh (may this year increase the number).

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Made me laugh! Me, too! :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Made me laugh! Me, too! :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM

+1

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM

;)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Brouillard

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

What the hell was that??? Didn’t see that coming!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Hell! I’m 67 and I want to push you over a cliff.

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I’ll help to save you from falling UE. It’s too much Schadenfreude to have you around. On serious note, only good upon you and family, really. I just hope you use your gray cells more seriously.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Also, why didn’t Obama mention the 47% remark until the very last question? It’s hard to believe he’d take a risk of not being able to get his dig in (which he does, in the very last comment, the one time Romney can’t rebut). It was certainly something he could have brought up at many points earlier in the debate. What if the last question had been on some completely unrelated topic? It’s almost as though he knew he’d have a chance to bring it up at the very end, before Romney could reply.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I was more nonplussed as to how CNN got Hagrid to moderate the debate. Harry and I had no idea that he had such talents.

TXUS on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I’m not worried about Grandma. I’m 53. R&R want to push me over a cliff.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

If R&R wanted to push you over a cliff… You would have already been a bloody spot at the bottom dipshit.

SWalker on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

What the hell was that??? Didn’t see that coming!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

French fog :)

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Brouillard

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

Content warning????

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

Hell! I’m 67 and I want to push you over a cliff.

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Fair enough on a personal level.

As a matter of national health care policy, though, I object to it.

Wheel chair jousting (though I’m not there yet, and hope you are not)?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

It’s not as though you’ve said anything worth retaining.

But, curious. Has any non-extremist (Naziism, Maoism)ever been so thoroughly repudiated as the Conservative ideology that George W. (Two Failed Wars and a Financial Crisis) Bush and, now, Mitt Romney, embraced? I mean, seriously.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

What the hell was that??? Didn’t see that coming!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

What I wish upon the left on Nov. 6, 2012.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM

You’re welcome. The reload drove me nuts until I did turned it off. One other thing I thought of—I don’t know if it works on an iPad—when a comment was ‘lost’ I could hit the back button and it would be back in the comment box.

INC on October 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM

SparkPlug on October 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM

We actually saw a Volt on the road on our way back to Florida on Friday. The tags indicated that no one had adopted it yet, it still belongs to the dealership.

Cindy Munford on October 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM

If R&R wanted to push you over a cliff… You would have already been a bloody spot at the bottom dipshit.

SWalker on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Ooooooh. Another internet tough guy! I’m quaking, b***h.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I’ll drink to that. Actually, I am drinking to that.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Slow Ride – Foghat

thatsafactjack

Loved listening to ‘Slow Ride’.
Saw them in concert in Scottdale, Arizona back in 1979.
Did some of my best work to that song. Good times.

Typicalwhitewoman on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Content warning????

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I’m not responsible for the commercials. They’re random and you’re supposed to skip them.

I posted the song, Fog, in French.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Stray Cats

Saw this… couldn’t believe it… yet.. here it is. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Hey now! Banjo isn’t easy!

Stray Cat on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Ooooooh. Another internet tough guy! I’m quaking, b***h.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Calm down, take a breath, Nurse Ratched is on the way with your meds.

TXUS on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM

You may want to ask that question again on 7 November, skippy.

(Of course,lil barry’s ideology could hardly be called “non-extremist”)

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

bon nuit, mes amies.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Caddell? That washed up old hack? Why would anyone, on either side, listen to or care about what he says or does?

urban elitist on October 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Even though I, as a partisan, enjoy hearing Caddell usually spend most of his time bashing Democrats, I don’t think he’s one of the smarter or astute analysts on Fox. He always seems a bit doltish to me and like he is, more than anything, enjoying pleasing the conservative base. He seems so giddy whenever Hannity calls him “one of the only honest Democrats” and his “favorite Democrat.” That’s all fine and dandy, but I just don’t see his take on things as anything particularly valuable. He’s kind of like their Steve Schmidt.

I prefer people like Ann Althouse and even Kirsten Powers, when it comes to honest left-leaning or non-conservative pundits.

bluegill on October 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM

I’m not worried about Grandma. I’m 53. R&R want to push me over a cliff.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hell! I’m 67 and I want to push you over a cliff.

Solaratov on October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

I’m also 53.. and depend on the American healthcare system your Golden Child is trying to destroy.. so F him very much..

Do you ever even go to a doctors office?.. around here, Obama’s name is dirt, patients are afraid they’re loosing their doctor, or procedures will not be covered, doctors are already laying off staff..

People are p*ssed off at the lies and deceptions from Obama, which only now, are they seeing as the worst predictions come to pass..

You have to be so blindly mindlessly partisan you wouldn’t notice if your feet swelled up and fell off to NOT get how upset people are at Obamacare.

mark81150 on October 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM

bon nuit, mes amies.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Don’t let the bugs bite.

We love you, in spite of yourself :)

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I”m sorry, I had to step away for a few moments. Did I miss anything worthwhile?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:33 AM

We actually saw a Volt on the road on our way back to Florida on Friday. The tags indicated that no one had adopted it yet, it still belongs to the dealership.

Cindy Munford on October 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM

They are on the endangered species list. Actual sightings are very rare, so i hope you have video documentation. If so, no gas stations can be built in a 5 mile radius and four handicapped spaces at the local Wal Mart will be converted to charging stations. No worries. The “Government” will pay for it.

Hi Cindy.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 12:33 AM

If R&R wanted to push you over a cliff… You would have already been a bloody spot at the bottom dipshit.

SWalker on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Ooooooh. Another internet tough guy! I’m quaking, b***h.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Its not like SW was being a real scumbag and thinks you deserve nothing less than to have your family destroyed.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Typicalwhitewoman on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

I’m glad you enjoyed it!:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Did I miss anything worthwhile?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:33 AM

KCB apparently had a bad ad playing from my French “Fog”. Thought that I’d gone rogue without content warning. I have no idea what it was about. The intent was to keep with the nightly theme of “fog”.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Stray Cat on October 21, 2012 at 12:30 AM

lol!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:36 AM

The medicine cabinet is missing the keys.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Oh, sorry to hear that. Of course you wouldn’t put up anything without a content warning that merited one. Those ads are relentless. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM

If R&R wanted to push you over a cliff… You would have already been a bloody spot at the bottom dipshit.

SWalker on October 21, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Ooooooh. Another internet tough guy! I’m quaking, b***h.

urban elitist on October 21, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Tough guy? Seriously dude, put the crack pipe down and seek immediate medical attention. Nobody can cure you of your obvious stupidity, but at least you can get help for your drug addiction.

SWalker on October 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Tonight I’m feeling more optimistic than ever about the election. I get the sense that more and more people, especially Democrats, are coming to realize that Obama is going to lose.

bluegill on October 21, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Comment pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7