Obama on Benghazi: “There is no there there”

posted at 3:21 pm on May 13, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

If Republicans’ insistence on getting to the bottom of the terrorist attack on Benghazi last September is really a “sideshow” borne of “political motivations,” that’s only the case because of Democrats’ clownish antics attempting to downplay and dismiss the issue. Here’s the latest Exhibit A, from the president himself at his presser this morning:

The whole issue of talking point, frankly, throughout this process, has been a sideshow. We have been very clear about throughout that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. It happened at the same time as we had seen attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo as a consequence of this film and nobody understood exactly what was taking place during the course of those first few days. And the e-mails that you allude to were provided by us to congressional committees. They reviewed them several months ago, concluded that in fact there was nothing awful in terms of the process that we had used. And suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. There is no there there.

Spare us the sanctimonious indignation, please. For one thing, as to those “attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo as a consequence of this film,” Andrew McCarthy explains at NRO that the much-discussed video was neither the only nor even the main provocation for the near-simultaneous chaos going on in Egypt at the time, despite the administration’s insistence that they got that one right; and for another thing, if terrorism was always on the list of options (as it obviously should have been, since they knew from the beginning that it was a terrorist attack), why was it systematically scrubbed from the talking points? What do you even mean, there’s “no there there”? ‘Cause if we want to get real about ‘political motivations,’ pretending like nothing new is coming out of this investigation lately in order to cover the poor results of your foreign policy most definitely qualifies.

House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa had some words for the president following his self-righteous display of misdirection: “Only the president could tell us with a straight face that there’s never been any confusion and that from the beginning they’ve said the right thing. … As you go through the facts as they were, yes, in real-time, we knew this was an al Qaeda backed terrorist attack and everything else in between is simply revisionist history.”



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POS in chief.

LASue on May 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

If w said this part 12,583

Oh the bloody outrage by the lefty

Cripe

cmsinaz on May 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

nobody understood exactly what was taking place

From what I gathered last Wed., at least 3 men knew exactly what was taking place—before, during and after! Serial-Liar-InChief….

hillsoftx on May 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Yeah yeah douchebag spin us another tale why don’tcha…

*SPIT*

Scrumpy on May 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

We have been very clear about throughout that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were

There is the problem right there,
Hussein got off his behind AFTER SHTF.

His job as POTUS is to make sure this S does not happen,
and he MADE it happen.

burrata on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

OT Gosnell found guilty!

Scrumpy on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Benghazi was so, so, so, long ago.

You know what else happened a long time ago? Slavery.

Do you know I’m black?

-President Obama

portlandon on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

We have been very clear about throughout that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were.

You lie!

You said many times that the attack was motivated by a rogue video.

You were lying then, & you’re lying now, Mr President.

itsnotaboutme on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Lsm has their talking points
Move along now ….blame the gop straw men people

cmsinaz on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Is that rape,rape?

Electrongod on May 13, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Can he define “there”?

CTSherman on May 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

OK Dear Liar, how much coordination was there between your campaign and the IRS?

rbj on May 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I wish they would stop saying the protests in Cairo and elsewhere were due to the video…

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/05/10/benghazi-a-smoking-gun/

crazywater on May 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I have had all I can stand from this douchebag…

Scrumpy on May 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Liar in chief

cmsinaz on May 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Where did the fiction that some You-tube video was responsible originate? Why did the president and the administration refer to that video so frequently in fromnt of the UN and to the American Public?

What was the president doing to monitor the situation on the ground in Bengazi on the fateful night? What options were considered to offer assistance on the fateful night?

What is our Policy in Libya? What is our Ploicy in the Middle-east?

Deafdog on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Not there, there! No not there there, THERE!

Gatsu on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

*Pick ONE* (as there AINT no dang 3rd choice!)

1. MURDER by NEGLECT

2. TREASON

Katfish on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

He’s clean and articulates a lie well.

itsacookbook on May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Obama is saying this has become a polical cirucs. OK, then. Spot the clown.

apostic on May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

No there there. Sums up Obama perfectly.

HumpBot Salvation on May 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

More cow bell barky!

B-Ri on May 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Consistent liar, lying consistently… it’s what this president does best.

SteveInRTP on May 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

” Look Folks…I said it was an act of terror which is why I blamed a video for weeks…K? ” – Il Duce

workingclass artist on May 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

President LSOS (Lying Sack of Shite).

BuckeyeSam on May 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Obama has mastered the “Big Lie” technique.

myiq2xu on May 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

“We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.”

myiq2xu on May 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

He’s daring the GOP and the media (what few of them are interested) to probe further.

Reminds me of Gary Hart. Didn’t work out so well for Hart.

Missy on May 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

“There is no there there.”

That’s Obamaspeak for “I am not a crook!”

AZCoyote on May 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

How any Dem voter can defend this guy is, well, it’s kind of sad. I understand the moochers and looters will always have his back (they’re selfish and greedy). But what about the other Dem voters? Aren’t they ashamed of this guy? If I was a Dem voter I would be apologizing profusely to the rational Americans every chance I had.

As each year passes I am slowly buying into the whole “Leftism is a mental disorder” argument.

visions on May 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

What did Hitler do ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENDEQaP06jU

burrata on May 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Obama is saying this has become a political circus. OK, then. Spot the clown.

apostic on May 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Panem et circenses. It defines his presidency.

Fallon on May 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Goebbels married his coffin today.

Schadenfreude on May 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Look into my eyes, you are getting very sleepy.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM

He fears Benghazi for some reason…

d1carter on May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Where did the fiction that some You-tube video was responsible originate? Why did the president and the administration refer to that video so frequently in fromnt of the UN and to the American Public?

What was the president doing to monitor the situation on the ground in Bengazi on the fateful night? What options were considered to offer assistance on the fateful night?

What is our Policy in Libya? What is our Ploicy in the Middle-east?

Deafdog on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

According to a Clarice Feldman article on American Thinker, it came from HRC at about 7:30 on the night of the attack, but perhaps she misspoke.

In any event, everyone knows that the video protest meme was created out of whole cloth because there was no protest there. So there, B.O.

Basilsbest on May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

“It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” –Bill Clinton

“There is no there there.” -Barrack Obama

I’m noticing a pattern…

And, of course, it depends on what the meaning of the word “there” is.

butterflies and puppies on May 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Except there’s 4 Americans you left to die while you partied, Obongo.

viking01 on May 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

It depends on what your definition of “is” is.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

There is no there there.

These were probably his exact words when disrupted from putting his jammies on, the very night of the attack. He had Las Vegas, speechifying and golfing on his mind. The distraction of having an ambassador killed must have really gotten under his skin. And by Al Qaeda no less.

Hussein Obama is pond scum.

fogw on May 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

OK, mouf-breathers he’s said it, “There’s no, there there.” Move on, why can’t you let this go? But NOOOOOOOO, you red-neck Rethuglikkkans just keep hounding this Light Worker…well in 2014 I believe we shall see an comeuppance, yes indeed.

JFKY on May 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

butterflies and puppies on May 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

EXACTLY.

When lying narcissists get cornered, they try to redefine language itself.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

He fears Benghazi for some reason…

d1carter on May 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

He fears Benghazi because he removed Gadaffi and created the vacuum that permitted Ansar al Sharia room to operate – even though according to his fantasy Islamic terrorists were on the run along with al Qaeda.

If he was also running weapons into Syria – which I doubt – you would think he would at least know enough to protect Stevens.

Basilsbest on May 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Anyone see the picture of Obama crying on Drudge? Does Obama wear eyeliner?

pearson on May 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

“It happened at the same time as we had seen attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo as a consequence of this film…”

What happened in Cairo also did not happen because of a film. It was the anniversary of 9/11, Egypt was now ruled by hard core Muslims, and the film had been released months before.

BTW, neither before or after the 12 edits and revisions did the Benghazi talking points mention a film. If the film was considered the root cause, what sparked the “violent demonstrations” in Benghazi, why wasn’t that explicitly stated in the final revision of the talking points?

There is no there there.

Yes, Comrade O, that is exactly what the discredited talking points said by the afternoon of Sept 16 and that is the problem, though you refuse to see it. That is not what they said on the morning of Sept 15. And it turned out they were more far more accurate before the 12 edits and revisions than they were after them.

You and your people deliberately misled the American people about a terrorist attack two months before your re-election bid. You tried to portray it as something else. And you did it after bragging the week before the attack that you had all but defeated al Qaeda.

It’s not hard to connect the dots. What is “there” is obvious.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

On the issue of terrorist, have y’all seen this? This is the first I have read about this.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/13/report-traveler-from-saudi-arabia-arrested-with-pressure-cooker-at-detroit-airport/
L

letget on May 13, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom in Joint Press Conference

Transcript (Benghazi Answer)

“…With respect to Benghazi, we’ve now seen this argument that’s been made by some folks primarily up on Capitol Hill for months now. And I’ve just got to say — here’s what we know. Americans died in Benghazi. What we also know is clearly they were not in a position where they were adequately protected. The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism. And what I pledged to the American people was that we would find out what happened, we would make sure that it did not happen again, and we would make sure that we held accountable those who had perpetrated this terrible crime.

And that’s exactly what we’ve been trying to do. And over the last several months, there was a review board headed by two distinguished Americans — Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering — who investigated every element of this. And what they discovered was some pretty harsh judgments in terms of how we had worked to protect consulates and embassies around the world. They gave us a whole series of recommendations. Those recommendations are being implemented as we speak.

The whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a sideshow. What we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. It happened at the same time as we had seen attacks on U.S. embassies in Cairo as a consequence of this film. And nobody understood exactly what was taking place during the course of those first few days.

And the emails that you allude to were provided by us to congressional committees. They reviewed them several months ago, concluded that, in fact, there was nothing afoul in terms of the process that we had used. And suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there’s something new to the story. There’s no “there” there.

Keep in mind, by the way, these so-called talking points that were prepared for Susan Rice five, six days after the event occurred pretty much matched the assessments that I was receiving at that time in my presidential daily briefing. And keep in mind that two to three days after Susan Rice appeared on the Sunday shows, using these talking points, which have been the source of all this controversy, I sent up the head of our National Counterterrorism Center, Matt Olsen, up to Capitol Hill and specifically said it was an act of terrorism and that extremist elements inside of Libya had been involved in it.

So if this was some effort on our part to try to downplay what had happened or tamp it down, that would be a pretty odd thing that three days later we end up putting out all the information that, in fact, has now served as the basis for everybody recognizing that this was a terrorist attack and that it may have included elements that were planned by extremists inside of Libya.

Who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down for three days? So the whole thing defies logic. And the fact that this keeps on getting churned out, frankly, has a lot to do with political motivations. We’ve had folks who have challenged Hillary Clinton’s integrity, Susan Rice’s integrity, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering’s integrity. It’s a given that mine gets challenged by these same folks. They’ve used it for fundraising.

And frankly, if anybody out there wants to actually focus on how we make sure something like this does not happen again, I am happy to get their advice and information and counsel. But the fact of the matter is these four Americans, as I said right when it happened, were people I sent into the field, and I’ve been very clear about taking responsibility for the fact that we were not able to prevent their deaths. And we are doing everything we can to make sure we prevent it, in part because there are still diplomats around the world who are in very dangerous, difficult situations. And we don’t have time to be playing these kinds of political games here in Washington. We should be focused on what are we doing to protect them.

And that’s not easy, by the way. And it’s going to require resources and tough judgments and tough calls. And there are a whole bunch of diplomats out there who know that they’re in harm’s way. And there are threat streams that come through every so often, with respect to our embassies and our consulates — and that’s not just us, by the way; the British have to deal with the same thing.

And we’ve got a whole bunch of people in the State Department who consistently say, you know what, I’m willing to step up, I’m willing to put myself in harm’s way because I think that this mission is important in terms of serving the United States and advancing our interests around the globe.

And so we dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus. What happened was tragic. It was carried out by extremists inside of Libya. We are out there trying to hunt down the folks who carried this out, and we are trying to make sure that we fix the system so that it doesn’t happen again…”

Source: White House

luckybogey on May 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Anyone see the picture of Obama crying on Drudge? Does Obama wear eyeliner?

pearson on May 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Eyeliner is very common for tv-appearance makeup. Not as heavily as Shemp Smith wears it, but common.

slickwillie2001 on May 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Katfish on May 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Nice.

I choose #2, please.

HomeoftheBrave on May 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Knowing the truth & helping hide several minutes of audiotape:
– Removed from Office

Committing Perjury under oath in a court of law:
– Impeached by House of Representatives

Arming Mexican Drug Cartells resulting in the deaths of over 300 people to include a U.S. BPA; covering up the crime/issue, your Atty Gen perpetrating 3 felony counts of Perjury & becomeing the 1st Atty Gen in U.S. History to be Censured:

Aiding Al ’9/11′ Qaeda-backed rebels take over Libya, entrusting the protection of our U.S. Ambassador to those same Al Qaeda-associated rebels, refusing time and again to provide additional security – even after 2 previous terrorist attacks; ignoring Intel reports, reports from Stevens, & responsible for 1st Ambassador’s death in 30+ years; betraying/abandoning Americans who fought for their lives for 7+ hours; engaging in a massive cover-up:
– …SO FAR!

Usig the IRS as a personal ‘weapon’ to intimidate/attack/punish political/personal ‘enemies’
– …SO FAR!

easyt65 on May 13, 2013 at 3:53 PM

“an act of terror is different than a terrorist attack”
-Issa

That is some serious desperate stupid reaching grasping at straws sh*t.

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 3:53 PM

President Crybaby has learned well at Bill Clinton’s knee. Now he’s brushing away tears during press briefings. As George Will asked this weekend: HOW STUPID DOES HE THINK WE ARE?!!!!

Rational Thought on May 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Thanks for the input, Mr. President.

Now excuse us while the public confirms this for ourselves.

K thx bai.

Good Lt on May 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Obama has mastered the “Big Lie” technique.

Naturally. His mentors have been coaching him on that very technique since childhood.

hawkeye54 on May 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

You GOP guys are partisan. We’re never partisan. There’s never been a bad Moslem or a good Republican.

We’re just trying to make the facts fit the narrative at all costs.

Limpet6 on May 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

This has been a great day so far. The Obama administration is imploding on foreign and domestic policy, and Gosnell is guilty.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Remember a few facts:

1) The Mohamed video was on Youtube July 2nd, 2012
2) The pictures of the ‘protesters’ err suspects were just released in the past couple of weeks.
3) The first murders at the compound occurred about 10pm. Then there were two additional murders 7 to 8 hours later in the morning.
4) The scene at the compound was not investigated by the FBI til weeks after the murders.

We let those people die, lied about the attacker’s motivation,hid facts about what occurred, and were derelict in the investigation.

Where does the buck stop?

CW on May 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

So whose idea was it to have an American post in Benghazi ?
Who ordered Stevens to go there and to do what ?

burrata on May 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

This has been a great day so far. The Obama administration is imploding on foreign and domestic policy, and Gosnell is guilty.

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM
—–

What kind of a-hole wants the president to fail?

What kind of a-hole wants his country to fail?

That would be you!

Yay!

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Trollcot or trollsqashing ?

burrata on May 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Correction …it was about 4 hours later when the other murders occurred.

CW on May 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Just remember this point:

Old news? Watergate was ten months old when scandal broke wide open
http://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2013/05/old-news-watergate-was-ten-months-old.html
It was downhill from there for Nixon–he resigned on August 8, 1974.

Scandals take a long time to play out.

Like Watergate, there was a Benghazi coverup.

Unlike Watergate, lives were lost at Benghazi.

Southern by choice22 on May 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I see drywall is here to root for the terrorists.

Leftism truly is a death cult.

CurtZHP on May 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Yay!

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Poor Davey . Two of his heroes not looking so good. Sorry Davey.

CW on May 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

That is some serious desperate stupid reaching grasping at straws sh*t.

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Your main man’s administration is looking a little less shiny today, isn’t it, Dave?

Flail away.

Good Lt on May 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

There’s no “there” there because you edited it out.

The Rogue Tomato on May 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Obabbles knew it was a “terrorism ” in the Rose Garden the next day.

Then sent out Susan Rice to spread disinformation countering that it was a “terrorism” and continued spread the same disinformation himself about the cause being a youtube video insulting Mohammad multiple times.

How is that no “there”?

profitsbeard on May 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

“It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” –Bill Clinton

“There is no there there.” -Barrack Obama

I’m noticing a pattern…

And, of course, it depends on what the meaning of the word “there” is.

butterflies and puppies

Dang, beat me to it!

Molonlabe2004 on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

1) CNN today claimed that the “video” influence came straight from the CIA and that this is just the typical mess between parts of the government with disagreements.

2)The Democrat Senator from Delaware spent time on ABC as the second Sunday emetic behind Juan McLame and said that the POTUS called it an act of terror the next day.

How do these people pass reading comprehension tests?

IlikedAUH2O on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

When it comes to Obama and honesty, there’s no there, there.

VorDaj on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

“The victims were in airplanes or in their offices — secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers. Moms and dads. Friends and neighbors.
Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.”
- W Bush
9/11/2001

“an act of terror is different than a terrorist attack. ”
-Issa
5/13/2013

Hotair legal pretzeling begins in 3…2….1….

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

And here comes the Alex P Keaton syndrome, only this time it is liberals who are going to be suffering from an epidemic!

I think we have run out of bour bour bourbon…

Can someone make a package store run?

Tilly on May 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I am not a crook. Maybe not, but you are treading familiar ground.

Bmore on May 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

That would be you!

Yay!

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Yep!

Yay!

John the Libertarian on May 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Obama has done everything he can to take down this nation & turn it into a Socialist country….he has aided & abetted, protected & made excuses for Islamic Extremists, & used the Constitution & the Rule of Law like a multiple choice test…so YEAH, I am hoping this SOB goes down in flames. The sooner he is gone the sooner the U.S. can begin to recover from this advanced form of Liberal disease we have been subjected to & suffering from for the last few years! America is a great country – it will be awesome again when this ignorant, inept communist-tutored, hate-spewing pastor-mentored criminal Chicago Community Organizer is gone!

easyt65 on May 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

What kind of a-hole wants the president to fail?

People who believe “more government regulation created and controlled by Democrats and bureaucrats” is not the answer to every question in life.

What kind of a-hole wants his country to fail?

Nobody wants the country to fail except for people who hate America – that’s why we have to pry the ever-expanding tentacles of this power-hungry government out of our lives.

The President is not “America.” The President is merely a taxpayer-funded job.

America is a country.

Good Lt on May 13, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Poor Davey making pretzels with straw….what an act!!!

Make sure y’all tip the waitress.

CW on May 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

And frankly, if anybody out there wants to actually focus on how we make sure something like this does not happen again, I am happy to get their advice and information and counsel. But the fact of the matter is these four Americans, as I said right when it happened, were people I sent into the field, and I’ve been very clear about taking responsibility for the fact that we were not able to prevent their deaths. And we are doing everything we can to make sure we prevent it, in part because there are still diplomats around the world who are in very dangerous, difficult situations. And we don’t have time to be playing these kinds of political games here in Washington. We should be focused on what are we doing to protect them.

luckybogey on May 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

OK.

Maybe hunting down and killing the terrorists would be a good idea.

And add some respect for the Libyan leader who got angry with your administration over the same things the rest of us understood you to be saying.

IlikedAUH2O on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Hotair legal pretzeling begins in 3…2….1….

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Thread hijack in 3…2…1…

TROLL’D

Good Lt on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Obama is so off in the head that he actually believes that whatever he says becomes the truth.

VorDaj on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Don’t look behind the curtain….the great and powerful OZ has spoken.

DWoDiego on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Davey….does your talking point have anything to do with the new post at the daily kos?

[A]n act of terror is different than a terrorist attack.
Do they realize how stupid they sound?

AZgranny on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Nobody wants the country to fail except for people who hate America – that’s why we have to pry the ever-expanding tentacles of this power-hungry government out of our lives.

Obama ‘loved’ this country so much that he promised to fundamentally change it. Michelle ‘loved’ it so much she declared she was never proud of this country until Barak Hussein was elected President.

easyt65 on May 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

There is no there there.

The Oakland Ass.

cbenoistd on May 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

If you read the Rose garden speech, you will need a keg of beer to go with the delusional idea and pretzels that he was emphasizing anything but that stupid video and demonstration as a cause.

IlikedAUH2O on May 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Now that HAL has demonstrated that pure, obvious, unadulterated, undisguised, and constant trolling is tolerated on HA, seems other trolls are beginning to follow suit.

No need to even occasionally try to offer a substantive argument to maintain the cover story that they sometimes contribute something of value to HotAir.

farsighted on May 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

There are dumb Muslims who would go full falcon* nuts over that video.

I hope that one doesn’t live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

* They like falconry.

IlikedAUH2O on May 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Anyone see the picture of Obama crying on Drudge? Does Obama wear eyeliner?

pearson on May 13, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Those are not tears on Obama’s face. It’s flop sweat, caused by anxiety about having to answer questions about Benghazi.

After all, what difference, at this point, does it make? The lies about the You-Tube video worked (with a big assist from Candy Crowley and the rest of Barry’s fanboys in the MSM).

Barry shouldn’t have to answer any more questions now, because Benghazi happened a long time ago . . . or because it’s still under investigation and it’s too soon . . . or something.

AZCoyote on May 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM

From what I gathered last Wed., at least 3 men knew exactly what was taking place—before, during and after! Serial-Liar-InChief….

hillsoftx on May 13, 2013 at 3:25 PM

SERIAL-LIAR-IN-CHIEF

SLIC

Describes the snake oil salesman to a tee….Elmer Gantry reincarnate

III

dirtengineer on May 13, 2013 at 4:14 PM

So the trolls have crawled out of the wood work to try and do damage control?

sandee on May 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM

There is no there there.

The Oakland Ass.

cbenoistd on May 13, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Van Jones ? Black Panthers ? Your black muslim bakery ??
The are many azzes that have trained Hussein !

burrata on May 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Barack, the One:

“I did not have sexual relations with that embassy”

krome on May 13, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Dave Rywall on May 13, 2013 at 4:02 PM

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

portlandon on May 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Poor Davey. What a bad day.

CW on May 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Someone should actually ask him the question, with pity in their tone, “Sir, does no one talk to you about these things?” And then rattle off the 6-10 examples within 24hrs of all the Al Queda evidence.

This man is disgusting. Not only does he lie to the country, but he lies to relatives faces in front of caskets of their sons. How do the dems not find this disturbing at the lowest level!?!?!?!

NickelAndDime on May 13, 2013 at 4:22 PM

HE KEEPS HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCES HE’LL CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT THE EMBASSY PERSONNEL COMMITTED SUICIDE.
NOT ‘THERE THERE’ IT’S YEAH YEAH!

JayMac1 on May 13, 2013 at 4:24 PM

What struck me is that Obama said that the information that he got was essentially the same as the information that Susan Rice got.

I tend to believe this. Rulers are constantly fed only the information that they want to hear. This is one of the great failures of ALL systems of governments. Rulers are more or less “mushrooms” and kept in the dark and fed . . .

My main reason for opposing Obama for president is that I believed him much less able to resist these realities than either McCain or Romney. To me Obama is a decent person, with a mistaken world view, who is just in miles over his head.

Linh_My on May 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Aw, poor Hussein

Akzed on May 13, 2013 at 4:27 PM

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