Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on October 28, 2012 by Allahpundit

“This tragedy turned into a debacle and massive coverup or massive incompetence in Libya is having an effect on the voters because of their view of the commander in chief,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And it is now the worst coverup or incompetence that I have ever observed in my life.”…

“I don’t know if it’s either coverup or gross — the worst kind of incompetence, which doesn’t qualify the president as commander in chief,” McCain said…

“Somebody said to me the other day, ‘This is as bad as Watergate.’ Nobody died in Watergate,” McCain said.

***

Ohio senator Rob Portman talked on Fox News Sunday about a “shocking breakdown” with regard to the Obama administration’s response:

This is not about politics. This is about a huge national security issue that affects all of us and there was a shocking breakdown, operationally, not to have the security there in the first place. And then not to respond to these guys, in their pleas for help for 7 hours, during a firefight. It’s unbelievable and now, we are hearing that the president of the United States, based on his own words, issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight, saying that he wanted to be sure those people on the ground were safe and they were getting what they needed. It didn’t happen. This means either that the president’s order was not followed, which would be a breakdown in terms of the White House procedure, or, it means the order wasn’t issued. We need to find out about this, it is not about politics, it is a very serious situation. After the fact, of course, there’s also been a lot of confusion about what happened and why it happened.

***

It seems obvious that Panetta is trying protect Obama from responsibility for the Administration’s Benghazi response. I don’t think that works. The decision to outsource the call is still a presidential decision.

But there are two problems bigger problems with the Panetta doctrine. First, Panetta says they didn’t have real-time information. Uh, if having a live video feed and real-time reports from assets on the ground for hours doesn’t count as real time information, what does? And, if as rumors suggest, the drones monitoring the situation were armed, the idea that the administration was trying to avoid some kind of “black hawk down” situation seems incomprehensible.

Which brings us to the second, I think bigger, problem with the Panetta doctrine. If the circumstances in Libya didn’t meet the “enough information” threshold for a rescue attempt or some other form of intervention, then what does?

***

While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.

So here are a few more questions for the White House: While President Obama was on the phone for an hour, did his national security advisor Tom Donilon or any other aide interrupt the call or slip him a piece of paper to inform him about what was happening in Benghazi? Or was President Obama out of the loop for at least an hour as events unfolded and decisions were made? On the other hand, national security staff were obviously with the president during and immediately after the phone call—otherwise how could they have put out their statement right away? Surely his aides told the president about what was happening in Benghazi. Was there then no discussion of what was or what wasn’t being done to help, pursuant to the president’s first directive that everything possible be done?

***

We know this much: What Barack Obama said is unambiguously false. Members of his administration have not provided information to the American people about Benghazi as they have received it. And in many instances, the opposite has been true. The Obama administration has used every means at its disposal to avoid sharing information about the Benghazi attacks—not only with the American people, but with Congress, too.

Sources tell The Weekly Standard that the administration is ignoring—or denying—routine requests for information from the congressional committees with oversight on national security. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” says one congressional Republican. “Basic questions—unanswered for literally weeks.”

One could argue that this is good news. An administration refusing to provide information about the attacks is an administration that isn’t providing misleading information about those attacks. And that’s what the American public got for the better part of four weeks.

***

“Why didn’t Governor Romney prosecute the case on Benghazi? Pat, and everybody else has been fulminating about it for the last two weeks. He wisely stayed away from that because it’s a pretty made-up story, frankly, and he’s going to leave that to surrogates,” Eleanor Clift said about the controversy surrounding the terror attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya…

“They’re trying to pretend that the White House was lying and covering up, which shows the complete ignorance of how intelligence is gathered and how government operates,” Clift said.

***

Via Breitbart.com.

***

Later on in the show, Wallace put a similar question to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA): “I can understand how it would be politically embarrassing for the administration if it turns out the drones were armed and weapons not fired when the U.S. americans were under attack for 7 hours, but I can’t understand how it would give up valuable intelligence. Can you tell me directly: were the drones armed or not that were flying over Benghazi?”

Warner offered no comment: “This member of the Senate Intelligence Committee is not going to make any comments on drones on the record, off-the-record or anywhere else.”

***

Via the Daily Caller.


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Huh ?

burrata on October 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM

thanks for this QOTD allah. Hammer it.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Bmore?

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Liberals + MSM = Embargo

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

‘This is as bad as Watergate.’ Nobody died in Watergate,” McCain said.

this makes it worse that watergate, Senator

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

This is getting bigger and more devastating for the one.

tim c on October 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Bob McDonnell and Reince Preibus also brought it up on Candy Crowley’s fat show.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Barack Milhouse Obama.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Ya’ know what is needed here?

Input from somebody knowledgeable on the subject.

I wonder who that sounds like?

The rumors are doing more harm than good.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Deploying Sandra Fluke in 3-2-1…

Bruno Strozek on October 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Wow, early night.

Looks like this story may actually have some legs. What happened is inexcusable in terms of how the administration handled an attack on Americans and our consulate

AZfederalist on October 28, 2012 at 8:09 PM

This president, and his administration, are criminal–flat out criminal. Idi Amin would be proud.

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Marion OH rally

Big crowd again

gophergirl on October 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Obama has never been Jonny On The Spot when it comes to command decisions..
He has always slept on it for a day or two..or three..

Now the issue in Benghazi required immediate action and Obama folded and told our commanders to back off so Obama could sleep on it….

Welcome to a Community Organizer as a Commander In Chief.

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM

“And It is now the worst cover up or incompetence, I’ve ever seen in my life!” There is no Incompetence here John! This was an out-rite Betrayal of Americans! The specific motivation may never be known, but this cannot be considered incompetence, when an AC-130 Spectre Gun Ship and 2 Drones are overhead and a target painted! This Is Treason, Betrayal or Dereliction of Duty, but in no way was this incompetence! This Betrayal of Heroes, Worthy Of Judas, will never be forgotten! The Betrayer-in-chief deserves a Perp Walk, just like he did to the producer of the youtube video Pres.Judas used to cover up his Treason!
Bloggers joining the fight against the Obama Jihadi media! Important Link and ADDENDUM on how to take on the Obama Jihadi media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM

The domain name Benghazigate.com is already taken, which says something.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM

So…. nothing new today regarding the earthquake/tsunami or gigantic hurricane to post about here at HotGas? Not even headlines? or -chortle- the now echo-chambered Green Room?
Seriously?

xyzzy on October 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

That Senator from Virginia Mr. Warner in the Chris Wallace clip is disgusting. Does everything make him smirk and smile? Even an attack on the US?

Marcus on October 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

“I don’t know if it’s either coverup or gross — the worst kind of incompetence, which doesn’t qualify the president as commander in chief,” McCain said…

So McCain, do we have anything to fear from the good family man or not ? You know since he is not an arab?

burrata on October 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Ojesus is going to have to turn out 110% of Eastern Va. to win the Old Dominion.

EVERYBODY around here in the other end of the state is fired up and actively seeking ways to help win this thing for the good guys. I have never in my life seen anything like it.

P.S. Pray for us; we’ve just been issued a blizzard warning for Tues., and it’s already starting to snow and sleet here in SW Virginia. I’m not too worried; we’ve got a ****load of canned meat and and two fireplaces.

As long as a tree doesn’t fall on our heads, we’re OK for the duration.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

McCain got it on CBS, it’s finally getting traction with the MSM. This is going to be big!

Who is John Galt on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Which brings us to the second, I think bigger, problem with the Panetta doctrine. If the circumstances in Libya didn’t meet the “enough information” threshold for a rescue attempt or some other form of intervention, then what does?

The terrorists holding signs with their GPS coordinates.

Panetta was the wrong choice for SecDef. I said that from the beginning. He’s a politician with no real concern about the military. He’s there to protect the butt of the rat-eared wonder and not to further the well-being of the military troops. Benghazi is the consequences of that kind of a perspective. He denied military help in the massacre at Benghazi because it would have been politically awkward for the President’s agenda. People died because Panetta is nothing more than a political whore who enjoys his taxpayer-paid commutes to California every weekend since his slut of a wife refuses to come to DC.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Ya’ know what is needed here?

Input from somebody knowledgeable on the subject.

I wonder who that sounds like?

The rumors are doing more harm than good.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

http://patdollard.com/2012/10/must-must-read-lt-colonel-with-inside-protocols-info-puts-blame-on-obama-for-denying-benghazi-rescue-stand-down-orders/

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

‘This is as bad as Watergate.’ Nobody died in Watergate,” McCain said.

this makes it worse that watergate, Senator

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Read it in context. He was making that distinction.

TXMomof3 on October 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Bishop!

Rare hat tip for McSquish keeping this on the front page! Watching it unravel for the O has been phenomenal. When RR win, please DO NOT drop the search for the truth!

hillsoftx on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

This is not about politics. This is about a huge national security issue that affects all of us and there was a shocking breakdown, operationally, not to have the security there in the first place. And then not to respond to these guys, in their pleas for help for 7 hours, during a firefight

…and the MSM is going to try and ignore this whole story until after the election?

Warner offered no comment: “This member of the Senate Intelligence Committee is not going to make any comments on drones on the record, off-the-record or anywhere else.”

…one of the posters here yesterday said the former seal that was ‘murdered’ would not have been able to light up the target that he was ‘lighting’…unless the drone was armed…SO?

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

“Marion OH rally

Big crowd again

gophergirl on October 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM”

Looks like maybe 3,000 people in a small hall. What’s the big deal?

gumbyandpokey on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Barack Milhouse Obama.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Milhouse doesn’t deserve that slur, sir.

I was thinking:

Barry M******uc**** O**c*head….

If you get my drift…

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

As long as a tree doesn’t fall on our heads, we’re OK for the duration.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Sit tight and ride ‘er out jim. I’ll keep you folks out there in my thoughts.

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

And it is now the worst … incompetence that I have ever observed in my life.”…

We won’t bring up the way you ran your presidential campaign which essentially put this traitor in office.

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

P.S. Pray for us; we’ve just been issued a blizzard warning for Tues., and it’s already starting to snow and sleet here in SW Virginia.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Well here in Northern Virginia, the Federal government has already shut down for tommorrow. Not really sure why they did since the worst of the weather would seem to dictate early closure instead of outright closure but there you have it.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

That Senator from Virginia Mr. Warner in the Chris Wallace clip is disgusting. Does everything make him smirk and smile? Even an attack on the US?

Marcus on October 28, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Warner is my senator. He tries to sell his image as being a centrist Democrat, but he seriously beclowned himself w/ that appearance. He’s settling into the Reid/Pelosi “leftist at any cost” mold, like the other Virginia senator did (Webb).

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Posted this on another thread but it’s compelling interview with a retired CIF officer…

http://www.kfiam640.com/player/?mid=22575160&station=KFI-AM&program_id=DarkSecretPlace.xml&program_name=p

workingclass artist on October 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I don’t want to be an Eeyore, but the Benghazi story only seems to be getting traction with 3% to 5% of the population — the ones politically astute enough to follow this story in the backwaters of the Internet. Sadly, the MSM is effectively neutered it to the point of having very little impact on the election. Anyone who hears about it and cares enough is certainly not voting for Obama for a myriad of other reasons.

Fortunately, Romney seems to have enough ammo against Obama on the economic front that this story isn’t needed to win next Tuesday. By all means Benghazi should still be pursued, I just don’t feel it will have any impact on the election barring some unforeseen event in the next few days such as a very high-level resignation turning into a whistle blower. I just don’t see that happening here.

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Well here in Northern Virginia, the Federal government has already shut down for tommorrow. Not really sure why they did since the worst of the weather would seem to dictate early closure instead of outright closure but there you have it.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

All the schools will be closed tomorrow as well. But my office will be open so I have to go in.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Bmore?

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

I don’t understand your nonsensical post.

-HotAirLib or someshit.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM

workingclass artist on October 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I just got done listening to the 80 minute program..

Very interesting…

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Eleanor clift is a ding bat

Shed have no problem bashing the president if there was an R next to hs name

cmsinaz on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

xyzzy on October 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

There was a tsunami warning in the middle of the night, it was cancelled. What is left to say about it?

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Wow, early thread tonight…

OmahaConservative on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

…F O and gumme..as usual!

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Eleanor Clift is the new Helen Thomas.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 28, 2012 at 8:24 PM

I don’t want to be an Eeyore, but the Benghazi story only seems to be getting traction with 3% to 5% of the population …..

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Understand fully what you are saying..
But the Congressional investigation will continue…after the election..
They won’t be getting their facts from the MSM..

If Obama is re-elected..
You can guarantee that Joe Biden will be our next CiC..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

He was painting targets with IR and no guns came.

It’s unforgivable.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Present. Danger.

faraway on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

and now, we are hearing that the president of the United States, based on his own words, issued a directive immediately after he found out about the firefight, saying that he wanted to be sure those people on the ground were safe and they were getting what they needed. It didn’t happen. This means either that the president’s order was not followed, which would be a breakdown in terms of the White House procedure, or, it means the order wasn’t issued.

News of the attack in Benghazi would have come in through the White House communications desk almost immediately. It would have been brought to the President’s attention within seconds of its receipt. Any orders Obama or his staff sent in response would have gone out through that same communications desk.

The communications desk keeps records of everything that comes in and everything that goes out, so the first part of an investigation of what happened would have been to pull those records and find out who said what to whom and when. That would take the first hour of the investigation.

The next step of the investigation would be to interview the senders and receivers of those messages to find out what happened to them. That might take the rest of the day if you had a half-dozen good investigators. I’m sure the President could have found them if he wanted to.

SO WHY HAVE WE BEEN WAITING ALMOST SEVEN WEEKS AND THE PRESIDENT CLAIMS HE STILL DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT?

It’s inconceivable, he’s lying, it’s a cover-up of historic proportions. These are the only conclusions that can be reached.

Socratease on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

There was a tsunami warning in the middle of the night, it was cancelled. What is left to say about it?

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Who gave the Stand Down order???
:)

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You got it! Is it due to Sandy?

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM

…I think HotLips was singing in the second row of the JugEars childrens choir yesterday!

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Probably not Obama.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Looks like maybe 3,000 people in a small hall. What’s the big deal?

gumbyandpokey on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

They aren’t voting for President Toast…

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Very proud the gop guests brought it up today despite the anchors brushing them off which was despicable

cmsinaz on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Eleanor clift is a ding bat

Shed have no problem bashing the president if there was an R next to hs name

cmsinaz on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Ever watch McLaughlin Group? The old crazy lives in an alternate universe. If Barky came out there that gravel is food and Twinkies building material, she’d be out there boldly spouting exactly that without shame as everybody else laughs in her face. She’s Stephanie Cutter + 40 years or so.

Gingotts on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’m confused, Senator McCain. I thought you said there was nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.

happytobehere on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Probably not Obama.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Zzzzzzzz…
[snoring sounds]

3AM call…straight to voicemail..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Well here in Northern Virginia, the Federal government has already shut down for tommorrow. Not really sure why they did since the worst of the weather would seem to dictate early closure instead of outright closure but there you have it.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Lets them go out for early voting, don’tcha know! : )

herm2416 on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

This Ben Gazzie thing is a nothingburger.

When obama wins Ohio by a decisive margin, I’ll be here to rub your noses in it.

You all have to come to grips that obama is gonna win. He’s ahead or tied in all the battleground states. All within the MOE.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Looks like maybe 3,000 people in a small hall. What’s the big deal?

gumbyandpokey on October 28, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Don’t cry Gumby. Even though Obama was too much of a wuss to have his Ohio rally and Mitt was on his third of the day.

Mitsouko on October 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

BTW I know this is old news to most everybody else, but I’m going to finally add to the chorus of converts to Ghostery. My old Comodo browser was being a pain, so I switched over to SeaMonkey (Firefox sort of build) Added Ghostery and all Facebook stuff was the first thing I checked on the block list… It’s a beautiful experience.

Gingotts on October 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Sit tight and ride ‘er out jim. I’ll keep you folks out there in my thoughts.

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM

We’re as ready as we’ll ever be. I’m not too worried about myself, but my heart is already breaking for the folks who don’t have a roof over their heads or a family to turn to.

I’m praying that the bastard storm will turn differently than is predicted and save the silly liberals up yonder from the wrath of nature. I am all in for a Republican win, but I cannot stress how much that I pray that our political enemies will weather this storm and be safe.

We’re all a part of the human party, after all.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Understand fully what you are saying..
But the Congressional investigation will continue…after the election..
They won’t be getting their facts from the MSM..

If Obama is re-elected..
You can guarantee that Joe Biden will be our next CiC..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Was Biden at the 5pm meeting?

workingclass artist on October 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Oh yeah gingotts

cmsinaz on October 28, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I’m confused, Senator McCain. I thought you said there was nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.

happytobehere on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

^^^THIS^^^

GrannyDee on October 28, 2012 at 8:31 PM

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

I would be willing to bet that it wouldn’t have gotten any coverage if Candy Crowley hadn’t “corrected” Gov. Romney in the second debate. If the press can’t couch the news to The Won’s advantage, they don’t think we need to know.

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Lets them go out for early voting, don’tcha know! : )

herm2416 on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Virginia doesn’t have early voting.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Understand fully what you are saying..
But the Congressional investigation will continue…after the election..
They won’t be getting their facts from the MSM..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wouldn’t that be nice. But alas, any impeachment etc, wouldn’t get through the senate.

Our only chance as a nation is electing Romney in November. If Obama is reelected (the chance of which I find exceedingly unlikely) this country is well and truly sunk.

happytobehere on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

You can’t see this comment.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I’m amazed that Warner didn’t come right out and accuse Romney of coordinating this “October Surprise” with al Qaida to hurt President Choom’s chances for reelection.

RoadRunner on October 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

McCain says Obama’s Libya handling either a ‘massive coverup’ or gross incompetence

It’s both.

At a speech in Davenport, Iowa, on October 24, with 13 days left in the presidential election, Barack Obama introduced a new closing argument: “Trust matters,” Obama said.

“There’s no more serious issue on a presidential campaign than trust.”

We agree. It’s a good way—among the most important ways—to evaluate a leader.

For once he didn’t lie.

May Benghazi destroy Obama/Hillary/Rice/Biden and a few others. They have fully earned it.

Media, you Obama-crap-consumers, spontaneosly combust for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

All within the MOE.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM

LOL! And that is supposed to be a positive for Obama given that he’s trailing in national polls?

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

He was painting targets with IR and no guns came.

It’s unforgivable.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:25 PM

From what I have read..

Correct me if I am wrong…

But the Navy Seals can’t turn on the laser…only arm it.
Because if the laser is turned on…it’s like a pointer to your location if someone has IR goggles on…

The laser is turned on by your air support that is in place and ready to drop bombs..

If the laser was on…then the Standing Down order was given to the air support at a very bad time…
For our Navy seals..
They died via Mortar fire..

Probably because the spotter on the ground saw the laser beam and they re-aimed their mortar launchers to the roof top where they were.

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

You can’t see this comment.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

The this WHACK! is completely unviewable too.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Eleanor clift is a ding bat

Shed have no problem bashing the president if there was an R next to hs name

cmsinaz on October 28, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Ever watch McLaughlin Group? The old crazy lives in an alternate universe. If Barky came out there that gravel is food and Twinkies building material, she’d be out there boldly spouting exactly that without shame as everybody else laughs in her face. She’s Stephanie Cutter + 40 years or so.

Gingotts on October 28, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Barack Obama and Eleanor Clift.

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Petraeus is a weasel for sitting on the information for so long. His interests are bigger than his oath and the land.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

What’s the deal with Mia Love? Haven’t heard any news or polling in a long time.

Mark1971 on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Look familiar? This is where it all happened.

faraway on October 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I thought it was this room

burrata on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Be interested to know if Obama mentioned the Benghazi attack at any time during the Netanyahu call. How do we find this out?

Sacramento on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Barack Milhouse Obama.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Milhouse doesn’t deserve that slur, sir.

I was thinking:

Barry M******uc**** O**c*head….

If you get my drift…

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Yep.

But if Nixon had fessed up quick and not joined the foolhardy cover up of a minor crime he would have survived the silly political scandal.

Barack has chosen the same Cover Up Path and it will unravel his “legacy”.

Since Obama has decided to deny responsibility for the Benghazi calamity and wants to live in a fantasy world, Cloudcuckooland.com is still available.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonor’d, and unsung.

Sir Walter Scott

Tilly on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

LOL! And that is supposed to be a positive for Obama given that he’s trailing in national polls?

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

MOE. In other words, the momentum is on obama’s side. Romney peaked too soon.

Try again in 2016.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

This is a MySpace comment.

faraway on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Dude… Where did they even get all of those goats?

And I can understand what you’re saying about the pants, but that doesn’t explain how Schumer’s underwear ended up in the tree.

Gingotts on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Oh the feeling
when you’re reeling
You step lightly thinking you’re number one
Down to zero with a word leaving
For another one
Now you walk with your feet
back on the ground

Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground
Down to the ground

Fallon on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Lanceman with a treble hook, pork rhine spinner at 8:28.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Two dudes fighting for their lives on a roof using captured weapons while the POTUS is making phone calls and his staff are massaging the public message.

Jeebus…what a POS.

Bishop on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

“They’re trying to pretend that the White House was lying and covering up, which shows the complete ignorance of how intelligence is gathered and how government operates,” Clift said.

Only if you think the government operates in a completely irrational, dishonest, and incompetent manner.

Of course, we’re talking about the Obama administration here, so there’s always room for that suspicion, however small.

Socratease on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

If you’re reading this comment, I didn’t write it, someone else made that happen.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I don’t want to be an Eeyore, but the Benghazi story only seems to be getting traction with 3% to 5% of the population …..

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Better percentage than Watergate got before the 1972 election.

The filthy rat-eared wonder wants to punt this whole issue beyond the election. It is up to all of us to demand answers before then. We will not get them but it will keep the issue at the forefront come November 6th.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Eleanor Clift: Benghazi Cover-Up A “Pretty Made-Up Story”

Ah, the Schadenfreude at this shrew on Nov. 6, along with Michael Tomasky, the MSNBC morons and gumbyandpokey and his…

In a sane world they will all spontaneously combust, from clinical delusions.

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

If you’re reading this comment, I didn’t write it, someone else made that happen.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Yet another right-wing extremist taking president obama’s words out of context.

Keep trying.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:38 PM

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You got it! Is it due to Sandy?

Cindy Munford on October 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Yes. Every new prediction is getting worse. I have never in my life seen a “blizzard warning” for this area and we’ve got thirteen counties under such so far.

It’s just sleeting a little here so far, but the winds have been backing in direction in ways that I’ve not seen, ever.

It’s not going to be good. A county away, we’ve got reports of 3″ plus. (Wise County, VA, if that tells you anything.) We’re in the gunsights, but we’re ready, basement and all, so don’t worry ’bout us hillbillies; worry and pray about those folks up north who don’t know how to cope with these things.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Dude… Where did they even get all of those goats?

And I can understand what you’re saying about the pants, but that doesn’t explain how Schumer’s underwear ended up in the tree.

Gingotts on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

LoL
I’m SUPPOSED to be cleaning up the kitchen. I HATE housework.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

You can’t see this comment.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

…Sgt. Shultz…I see nothing!

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

There is a blank spot up around 8:32.

Does anybody know what could be there?

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

First, Eleanor Clift is lying for the Progressive masters.

Secondly, if Obama can call Marco Rubio and get info about his daughter in a wreck just a short time after it happened…….why didn’t he get info from Benghazi and save the lives of four Americans??

While Obama slept, Americans were beating murdered and Stevens reportedly worse.

Disgusting.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Two dudes fighting for their lives on a roof using captured weapons while the POTUS is making phone calls and his staff are massaging the public message.

Jeebus…what a POS.

Bishop on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Let’s fill in your comment with a couple details. The weapons the two dudes were firing were blood-caked meaning that they continued to fight after they were hit multiple times. At the very same time, the rat-eared wonder found out one of his ambassadors was missing and went to bed.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Any Broncos fans in here?
If so, is the orange jersey now their primary look?
If it is – it’s an improvement.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Be interested to know if Obama mentioned the Benghazi attack at any time during the Netanyahu call. How do we find this out?

Sacramento on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Mitt and Bibi are old pals from college.

faraway on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Barack has chosen the same Cover Up Path and it will unravel his “legacy”.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Considering his legacy, he might prefer it to unravel and disappear.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

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