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.

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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.

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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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I feel certain with the momentum shifting to obama, he will win by one or two points.

Not as decisive a victory as he had in ’08, but a win is a win.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 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

Pretty good, but you didn’t call it racist.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Bishop on October 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Then he goes to sleep, yonders into the rose garden nonchalantly, bla, bla, blas for a few, flies to Vegas, where in his shirt only fibs on Benghazi for a few minutes, after which he can’t wait to joke witht he stupid audience about how great he and they are.

But most disgusting of all was his display at the airport when the corpses arrived. Hillary, knowing that they had the 4 killed, was somber and mad as hell. Obama tried to comfort her and she wanted none of it. She knew the blatant opportunist next to her. He’d desroyed her political aims and now he’d destroyed her legacy.

May both go to Hades, for being equally dumb at 3:00a.m.

Once again, media and all, ask this question: what was Stevens doing in Benghazi on 9/11, officially and unofficially?

Schadenfreude on October 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Barack Milhouse Obama.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Mark Levin has been calling him that for a long time now. :)

rah1420 on October 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Amen.

If Barry O’jesus had to face Nixon’s press, there would be no Barry O’jesus. He would have faded into the “I-Suck-O-Sphere”, and turned into an imploded star.

Oh well, we can wait a few days if we must.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:44 PM

This one…Disinformation Czar…working overtime

“If you are wondering what a czar does, you are not alone. Rather than try to explain the elusive term, I will simply list the czars currently on the White House payroll. In alphabetical order President Obama’s czars as of this writing are: Afghanistan/Pakistan Czar, AIDS Czar, Bailout Czar, Border Czar, Car Czar, Cyber Security Czar, Copyright Czar, Climate Czar, Central Region Czar, Disinformation Czar, Domestic Violence Women Czar, Drug Czar, Education Czar, Economy Czar, Energy and Environmental Czar, Export Czar, Government Performance Czar, Faith-Based Czar, Health Czar, Health Insurance Czar, Homeland Security Czar, Great Lakes Czar, Green Jobs Czar, Guantanamo Closure Czar, Information Czar, Intelligence Czar, Labor Czar, Middle East Peace Czar, Pay Czar, Regulatory Czar, Safe Schools Czar, Science Czar, Stimulus Accountability Czar, Sudan Czar, TARP Czar, Technology Czar, Terrorism Czar, Tobacco Czar, Urban Czar, War Czar, Water Czar, Weapons Czar, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar. In addition to these existing positions, several new czars are under consideration including: Zoning Czar, Student Loan Czar, Voter List Czar, Radio-Internet Fairness Czar, Mortgage Czar, Land-Use Czar, and Income Redistribution Czar…”

http://patriotupdate.com/articles/obamas-43-czars-how-much-help-can-one-president-need

workingclass artist on October 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Noctis Lucis Caelum@mtranquilnight

Optics alert: Romney bus actively engaged in storm prep. Obama actively engaged in sitting on ass in the White House “monitoring.”

28 Oct 12

http://twitchy.com/2012/10/28/obama-to-monitor-hurricane-from-washington-meanwhile-romney-lends-assistance/

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

hillbillyjim

Went over the Mtn. to Charlottesville (= the Austin of Va.) last week and was AMAZED and so very pleased to see so many Romeny signs!

Stay safe! Got some fresh tenderloin in the fridge & my wood box is full. We’re ready for flooding, blizzards, and Zombie Democrats if necessary.

graywaiter on October 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Compare and contrast how the media, specifically the NYT, handled “damaging” information prior to an election in 2004 to a real crisis in leadership and accountability in 2012.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/al-qaqaa-and-benghazi-that-was-then-and-this-is-now.php

onlineanalyst on October 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Whatever person on the Romney campaign thought of that deserves a raise.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Mooch is hoping that the storm deposits lobsters on the White House lawn.

Bishop on October 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I feel certain with the momentum shifting to obama, he will win by one or two points.

Not as decisive a victory as he had in ’08, but a win is a win.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Huh???

The rat-eared wonder is whoring for votes in New Hampshire and Iowa as a firewall. I see no momentum shift.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Just call me pokebutt.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Noctis Lucis Caelum@mtranquilnight

Optics alert: Romney bus actively engaged in storm prep. Obama actively engaged in sitting on ass in the White House “monitoring.”

Monitoring, huh….. Is that what he was doing when Woods, Doherty, Stevens and Smith got it in the neck??? Monitoring? Is he the Monitor-in-chief? What the hell good is he? Is he going to finally allow the planet to heal, extend his arms over VA beach and command the oceans to recede??? WTF is he going to do besides sit on his damn thumbs while someone makes him PB&J sammiches????

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Senator McCain…….Guess the Benghazi four DID have something to fear from an Obama Presidency.

BTW, I bet those four dead in Libya wish you hadn’t thrown the election so you could prove what a gracious loser you were McCain.

Sorry, Great War hero McCain sucks as a politician. He is a media Pole dancing republican. Next week he’ll be bashing the gop.

PappyD61 on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

He’s joking.

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Mooch is hoping that the storm deposits lobsters on the White House lawn.

Bishop on October 28, 2012 at 8:47 PM

She needs ‘em to go with the Wagyu beef for surf and turf.

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

pokebutt

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Not as decisive a victory as he had in ’08, but a win is a win.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Then comes the impeachment hearings..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Lasers are simple. I don’t know what you mean arming it. From what I know they live in IR and nightvision. A ballpoint pen sized laser could lead a gunship. They do it in the field with weapon mounted IR devices.

It’s pretty cool. I’m not a tech, I just read.

Read No easy day. He explains IR. And how they deploy it.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Just call me pokebutt.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Pokebutt! I thought that was you! How ya been? ;)

predator on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

hillbillyjim

Went over the Mtn. to Charlottesville (= the Austin of Va.) last week and was AMAZED and so very pleased to see so many Romeny signs!

Stay safe! Got some fresh tenderloin in the fridge & my wood box is full. We’re ready for flooding, blizzards, and Zombie Democrats if necessary.

graywaiter on October 28, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Yessir.

Charlottesville is a beautiful place full of liberal idiots, but even liberal idiots have their limits.

Around here, four years ago saw more Obarmy signs than McCain, by a good margin.

This time, I have to drive about six miles to see the first O sign, and EVERYBODY around here is chomping at the bit to vote No O.

It is truly unprecedented, as this area in SW VA is historically solidly Dem.

We’re gonna get our country back, a little at a time.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

He’s joking.

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Dangit man, let the boy play.

He has had much luck lately. Most of us fish are wise to his bait.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Liars, one and all. Sick and tired of the lies and incompetence. Nine more days.

Philly on October 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Then comes the impeachment hearings..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Who’s going to do it? Those ineffectual people you call Republicans?

Don’t make me laugh!

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Hey Jim. I grew up in Wise County, (now live in Georgia). My mother-in-law lives in Big Stone Gap, if you know where that is. I read your post to my husband and he is now calling to double check on her. Thanks for the update. Stay warm.

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Don’t make me laugh!

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Wasn’t the warning a little late?

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Eleanor Clift. Just an older, thinner, nastier version of Candy Crowley.

BettyRuth on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Treason.

KMC1 on October 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Benghazi DemonRat Debackle……she,er It, F’n Stinks!!

canopfor on October 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

NPR on Pat Tillman coverup

ESPN on Pat Tillman coverup

Huff Po on Pat Tillman coverup

CBS on Pat Tillman coverup

You know, it really only seems that the left is interested in a coverup when there is a Republican in the White House. That is the honest to goodness truth. Pat Tillman was a football player, not an ambassador, and the coverup of the facts around his death became well known and officers were punished.

The Benghazigate coverup…….well, where are you CBS? Where are you Huff Po…. where are you MSM?

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

We all need to worry about getting out the vote for our Senators and Rep.s as well. It is imperative.

Do all that you can to make your friends, neighbors, in-laws, (yes, in-laws) and everyone else that you can hope to influence to understand what’s at stake November the sixth. Please.

This is for keeps, people.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

http://polipundit.com/?p=43425

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:48 PM

pokebutt

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:49 PM

buttpoke

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Lasers are simple. I don’t know what you mean arming it. From what I know they live in IR and nightvision. A ballpoint pen sized laser could lead a gunship. They do it in the field with weapon mounted IR devices.

It’s pretty cool. I’m not a tech, I just read.

Read No easy day. He explains IR. And how they deploy it.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Have you ever shined a flashlight in a smoke filled room?
How about shining a flashlight in the fog at night?

You can see the beam.

With IR camera equipment that even our enemy has..
They can see that beam..
Remember..
There has already been mortar fire…the streets are filled with smoke.

Any IR laser painting a target is easily exposed..

You don’t turn on the laser until the air support is in position.
The navy seals don’t know when the air support is in position..
So they arm the laser after aiming it..
Then the air support turns on the laser via remote control..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Laugh now, my friend. We conned you into choosing Romney the 1%er just like we lulled you into McCain.

I can hardly wait to see what ‘populist’ you put up against Hillary in 4 years.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM

My wife lives in Delaware.

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Who’s going to do it? Those ineffectual people you call Republicans?

Don’t make me laugh!

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

It has happened before..

You are aware that an election is coming up..

Our current congresscritters will be stirred up a bit..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

buttpoke

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM

You offering to receive?

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Try a different spot sparky, I’m just teasing your bait.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

12.36. round trip.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

A good read about the optimism of Intrade and Nate Silver:

Obama optimism: why it is unfounded

The first crack in Silver’s statistical prognostications appeared in 2010 when his early projections significantly undercounted Republican gains in the House. Eleven days before the election he predicted that there was a 70% chance that Republicans would gain less than 60 seats. They won 63. That alone should be enough to remind observors that there shouldn’t be so much certitude about Silver’s 70% predictions a week and-a-half away from a vote.

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

My cat’s breath smells like cat food.

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM

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

Amen Maverick Amen!..

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM

What is not clear is a growing list of questions. Why were repeated requests for security forces, prior to Sept 11, denied and by whom? When did the White House and mainland intelligence agencies first understand the attack to be a terrorist action? Were there requests, during the attack, for backup military forces – if so, who denied those requests? Who decided to declare the attack a response to an anti-Islam video, and on what basis? Why did it take the White House and Obama Administration 9 days to even hint that this may have been a terrorist attack? Why, after a month and a half, are there still these questions and a reluctance from the Obama Administration to give a singular, definitive, credible answer to all the above.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM

“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…

This is what all the liberal media people are yakking about.When asked about Benghazi they start running their mouths about Romney and why he is not making a bigger deal of it..they are like the Borg. They might as well have a hive mind.

For one thing Romney does not have the information he needs to really go after this, none of us do because the media is not doing its job of covering the story and asking the questions.

There will be investigations by Congress but in the meantime all the media wants to do is make this about Romney..the morons. And it is worth noting that whenever Romney has made an issue of Obama’s screw ups in regards to any of these events the media attacked Romney and circled the wagons around Obama.

Terrye on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Yessir.

Charlottesville is a beautiful place full of liberal idiots

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Call it what it is. Charlottesville is filled with Yankees from NY abd NJ!!! Redundant with the concept of liberal idiots.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Our current congresscritters will be stirred up a bit..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Heh. Like that crybaby Boehner? Please. You can do better than that. Maybe Todd Akin or that Murdock clown. Perhaps they can explain why they want to keep women down and without healthcare.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

We’ll have more flexibility to comment on those drones after the election.

Kenosha Kid on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Stay on top of it; it’s going to be a hairy one for all of these mountain counties, from what I can see.

Wise, Russell, Lee, Washington, Buchanan, and Dickenson Counties were the last ones to get the Blizzard Warning for Tues., if my info is correct.

I hope they’re all wrong, but so far, empirical reports from friends/family suggest that the predictions are not wrong.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Impeachment ain’t gonna happen. We either win this thing or it’s over. Get out there and work for a nice solid win for Romney.

happytobehere on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Sadly, Lanceman is right about impeachment hearings. Or, the lack of them.

GOTV… There may not be a second chance.

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

But our current CiC will betray Americans..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Our current congresscritters will be stirred up a bit..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

They may also hold it as a wildcard to influence the lame duck session between the election and and the new congress.

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 9:01 PM

cozmo on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

(:->)

…only on Wednesdays…which is hump day…so that’s my geh day…

KOOLAID2 on October 28, 2012 at 9:01 PM

My girlfriend lives in Delaware.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The GOPe will betray you!..:)

Dire Straits on October 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Good evening Dire…again?

The GOPe will…send a tropical storm & fuse it w/ a snowstorm to inconvenience your life.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

A love song to Obama with thanks
********************************

Published on Oct 26, 2012 by LatmaTV

Some people adore every moment of Obama’s presidency. Based on Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndFu-UU2V2g

canopfor on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Perhaps they can explain why they want to keep women down and without healthcare.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

With that comment..

You have been exposed.

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

BTW, just to be nosy, where’re you at in Gaw-ja?

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/27/john-mccain-libya_n_2032032.html?utm_hp_ref=barack-obama

“Somebody said the other day to me that this is as bad as Watergate. Nobody died in Watergate,” said McCain, in reference to the break-in, subsequent cover-up, investigation and public scandal that led President Richard Nixon to resign in 1974.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three others were killed during a September attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

Early news reports and statements by Obama administration officials indicated that the incident was part of a spontaneous demonstration spurred by an anti-Islam film, though the White House later stated that it had been a planned attack. In a speech the day after it took place, Obama did refer to it as an “act of terror.”

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

GOTV… There may not be a second chance.

mpthompson on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Forget it. Romney’s ground game is woefully inept.

obama understands today’s communication methods. Ahead of the curve once again.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Impeachment will never happen – Democrats in power are Machiavellian & nothing else.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

What’s a battle?

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

My girlfriend lives in Delaware.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

You got her digits?
/Joe Biden

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

In our United States it gets hot in the summer and sometimes also dry.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/10/24/climate-and-state-high-temperature-records-wheres-the-beef/

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hey Jim. I grew up in Wise County, (now live in Georgia). My mother-in-law lives in Big Stone Gap, if you know where that is. I read your post to my husband and he is now calling to double check on her. Thanks for the update. Stay warm.

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

My husband and I took a vacation a couple of years ago. Just got in the car and started driving. We seen that on the map and thought we just had to see it. Had no idea it was just a little town. LOL

We then took the mountain rd across into Kentucky(I think it was called Black Mountain), was scared S@@@less.

Barred on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

What’s for lunch today? Chicken necks?

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

My girlfriend lives in Delaware.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

My husband lives in Texas.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50633

After much WH disinformation, we now know a great deal of damning information about what actually happened (key video): The fight raged for 7 hours; the WH knew there was no video protest; Ambassador Stevens asked repeatedly for more security, including the day of the attack; the WH had a live feed for 5 hours of the firefight; there was a CIA safe house 1 mile down the road; A nearby US base was 480 miles away—Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, Italy; Former Navy SEALS at the nearby (1 mile) CIA annex asked three times if they could help Stevens and were told repeatedly to “stand down”; several agents finally volunteered to aid Stevens and ended up dying; that a Delta Force Team, designated a secret tier-one counter-terrorism team, was at Sigonella, at most 2 hours away; a US Military AC-130h-Specter Gunship was already in Benghazi but not sent to rescue Stevens (gunships mission: “close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance”); that a strike was organized, the terrorists located, but the mission canceled when Barack did not have the nerve to pull the trigger.

It is undoubtedly worse than Obama simply turned his back on cornered American citizens in a foreign land, knowing undoubtedly they would die. But that Barack did so without any compelling reason—except political—is beyond evil. Only a moral monster would have made that decision when it was within his powers to possibly save them with almost no effort of his own.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Running on Empty
***********************************************

Published on Oct 25, 2012 by Pajamasmedia

From the dead bodies that resulted from the Fast & Furious and Benghazi operations, to the apologies to fanatics and dictators, Bill Whittle brings you a compendium of the Obama Administration’s greatest failures. Will a Romney Administration perform any better? Find out on this Afterburner.
=============================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkjATbiWveQ

canopfor on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Sure will. My mother in law is a tough mountain woman in her 70s, she has and can take care of herself.

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

My girlfriend lives in Delaware.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Where. My wife is in Millsboro right near the Indisan River Bay.

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

And another thing. You all were so glad to have Chimpy McBushitler as President.

At least obama can speak in complete sentences. The draft-dodger from Texas? Not so much.

Once he was gone, our standing in the world rose immeasurably.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Indian

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

My girlfriend lives in Delaware.

wolly4321 on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

My husband lives in Texas.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

East coast. Hurricane.
Aspie moment. My bad.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Did anyone else hear Hume say that the battleground poll tomorrow a respectedoll is going to show Romney up 5. Juan Williams looked like he was going to cry

Conservative4ev on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Grrr. I am not enamored with fake trolls.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

IV. Why Obama Bailed on Benghazi

How about a few suggestions as to Obama’s motivations in Benghazi? Why would Barack not give his ambassador Chris Stevens security when he repeatedly asked for more and apparently danger grew daily? Because this would go against Barack’s adolescent king-of-the-world fantasy which claimed he came in peace to heal the earth.

But when the WH and Pentagon could see live video that our ambassador in Libya was getting murdered, why wouldn’t Barack go in with military when he had the means easily within reach? And why would he cancel the military response after it was organized? Most probably because he believed it could escalate into something huge which would go against his peace-maker narrative. This would imperil his upcoming election. Instead, Obama decided to sentence 4 men to execution, betting he could cover up the small murder by blaming it on another—Barack’s MO—with a hack video. He expected the media would undoubtedly help him with the coverup—as they subsequently tried—and sweep him back into power. But since this failed, all bets are off.
A. Moral Cancer of Pragmatism

Ultimately, Benghazi is a triumph of Barack’s famed pragmatism, where only the outcome matters, and anything that helps achieve the goal—like murder by abandonment, in this case—is considered ethical.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Virginia doesn’t have early voting.

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

While this is technically correct, in-person absentee balloting is going on as we speak. My wife is an election officer here in Alexandria and has worked the poll yesterday and will again next Saturday. The voter need only fill in an absentee form before casting a ballot, and the list of acceptable reasons for doing so makes the it a distinction without a difference. Tens of thousands of Virginians have already voted.

IamDA on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Hi Super Nintendo Chalmers.

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It’s a rip-off if Obama doesn’t push back the storm waters with his own might. He said he could.

John the Libertarian on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

President Obama lied to the American people and tried to perpetrate one of the most disgusting cover-ups in American history. This was an attack on American soil and four Americans were brutally murdered and Mr. Obama did nothing to save them.

We also now know that the military had planes and troops at the ready and were waiting for the signal to go but it never came. If Mr. Obama had any sense of shame he would resign from office.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Grrr. I am not enamored with fake trolls.

22044 on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I guess I better quit. Allah’s liable to give me the boot.

Wouldn’t that be some irony – The ol’ Lanceman banned whilst Gummoandporkbutt allowed to continue.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Y’all know what’s next, doncha?

When Obooby loses, he’ll declare that God suppressed the vote, and get his right-hand henchman Eric the Red to declare something-or-other and piss on the Constitution one more time.

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I always considered Elanor Clift a National Treasure. Sort of like a compass that always points south. It may always be wrong but as its consistently wrong you can depend on it when making important decisions.

Fred 2 on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

It’s a rip-off if Obama doesn’t push back the storm waters with his own might. He said he could.

John the Libertarian on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

THIS^^

Sandy is such an American name…

Now if it was called Hurricane Mohammad….
Obama would welcome it personally..

Electrongod on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

“I am appalled right now. This White House, this President, this Vice President, this Secretary of State, all of them, are willing apparently to dishonor themselves and this country for the cheap prospect of getting reelected…willing to cover up and lie. The worst thing is the very people who are supposed to protect the American people with the truth – the leading mainstream media…they have become a threat, a fundamental threat to American democracy and the enemies of the American people… these people have no honor… coverup is too nice of a word…”

This President didn’t care enough to stay in the White House.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

John the Libertarian on October 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

LOL! Just like old King Canute, going to turn back the tide by his command!

thatsafactjack on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

We then took the mountain rd across into Kentucky(I think it was called Black Mountain), was scared S@@@less.

Barred on October 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Try this one: http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

davidk on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I eated the purple berries!

wargamer6 on October 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I feel certain with the momentum shifting to obama, he will win by one or two points.

Not as decisive a victory as he had in ’08, but a win is a win.

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 8:41 PM

The only “momentum” Obama is gaining is what he gets as he swirls around the bowl. His campaign is crumbling and headed straight down the toilet.

crosspatch on October 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM

BTW, just to be nosy, where’re you at in Gaw-ja?

hillbillyjim on October 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Don’t mind you asking a bit fellow mountaineer! Suburb east of ATL …small town called Lilburn.

Where are you? We will move back up there one of these days…

Brat on October 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM

How is this different from the last ‘rat president punting on Osama twice, starting a war in Kosovo which held zero interest for the U.S as a wag the dog strategy and losing the codes to the football on a regular basis?

Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Muslims carry out a devastating attack on Americans. The assembled information points to the Islamist motivation of the attackers, but Obama and the media cover up the real motivations and look for a third factor to assign blame to.

Nidal Hasan was suffering from second-hand PTSD. A military assault on a consulate in the middle of a city dominated by Islamists was due to an offensive YouTube video. In both cases the truth had to be covered up and quickly.

We know now that Obama’s people knew within hours that the attack on Benghazi had been carried out by Ansar Al-Sharia, affiliated with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood via its origins in the Feb 17 Brigade hired by the State Department to protect their consulate.

Similarly it was quickly known that Nidal Hasan had made repeated Islamist remarks and sympathized with Islamist terrorists. As in Benghazi the warning signs were ignored. Islamism was treated as a legitimate point of view, rather than an obvious security risk.

The Fort Hood Massacre became workplace violence. Nidal Hasan’s beard must be shaved so that Americans don’t get the impression that he’s an Islamist. Just an employee who snapped.

The Benghazi consulate attack became a protest gone awry. As so many things seem to go awry when they’re being covered up. It became one of those spontaneous attacks motivated by anger over speech offensive to Muslims, not evidence that Obama’s Libya policy allowed Islamists to take over major chunks of North Africa and that Al Qaeda is now bigger than ever thanks to Obama’s illegal Libyan War.

This is the same cover up that appears after each act of Muslim violence. It is the single greatest cover up of the 21st Century.

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 9:12 PM

At least obama can speak in complete sentences.
Lanceman on October 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Ok, now I know you’re just kidding. You had me fooled for a minute…

joejm65 on October 28, 2012 at 9:13 PM

http://www.utsandiego.com/weblogs/joe-nalven/2012/oct/28/cover-up-satire-from-watergate-to-benghazi/

ted c on October 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Ouch… When you have lost the uber liberal San Diego Union-Tribune… (yes, I live in San Diego County and know exactly how effing liberal the UT is.)

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 9:13 PM

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