The 2013 Top 50: 31-40

posted at 8:31 am on December 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

We’re continuing our countdown of the top 50 most-viewed posts in 2013 at Hot Air today, and once again we get to revisit the year’s top stories. Today’s set of ten posts includes the first look at the Boston Marathon bombing, Benghazi, Zimmerman, and ObamaCare, along with a hilarious demand into a scandal that really was “phony.” Enjoy!

Tomorrow we’ll be back with more top stories, including more on the Tsarnaevs, the game of fiscal chicken, a filibuster, and even more ObamaCare. Stay tuned!

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#38: The ignorant omniscience of President Obama –

will pretty much sum up the entire 8 years of his presidency….

and the lsm/dems have let him get away with it time and again….but they will be back to their old selves as soon as a gop president takes office….

infuriating….

cmsinaz on December 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM

#31: CNN bombshell: Dozens of CIA operatives were on the ground during the Benghazi attack, agency in panic over revelations

crickets come campaign time…will cnn and the rest of the lsm actually bring up the word benghazi at any debate or interview???

cmsinaz on December 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

#37: Scapegoated insurers fire back at Obama over “administrative fix”: You’re not pinning this ObamaCare mess on us – The return fire from insurers over the clumsy attempt to blame them for ObamaCare’s woes took place on the same day as Obama’s Sergeant Schultz act above. The news only got worse for insurers later, as Obama and the White House issued change after change in enrollment target dates and payment structures. Why, it’s almost as if they were incompetent, instead of the insurers!

No, instead:

“Why, it’s almost as if they were implementing unconstitutional extra-legislative changes after the fact, instead of the insurers implementing them administratively, as the White House had been previously counting on!”

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 28, 2013 at 9:05 AM

#32…yes…everybody lost interest in the Boston Bombers quickly…why?

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Once the MSM and The One figured out that they weren’t from any group that the above defines as “the enemy” (Tea Partiers, Christians, etc.), but instead were from a “favored protected group” (Islamist radicals who want to exterminate Westerners), they had no intention of talking about it.

Simple, really. If this lot defines you as being “enlightened”, you can get away with murder.

Literally.

clear ether

eon

eon on December 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM

will pretty much sum up the entire 8 years of his presidency….
and the lsm/dems have let him get away with it time and again….but they will be back to their old selves as soon as a gop president takes office….
infuriating….
cmsinaz on December 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM

And the GOP and you guys will be right back to your old selves as well, defending again all the things you’ve cried and gnashed at the teeth about one the presidency switched hands.

It never fails. Nothing changes. The teams just switch sides and the clock never stops.

When power switches hands, within 6 months everything those who lost it had been defending suddenly become the death of America, and everything those who gain it had spent their time out of power wailing about suddenly become exactly what we’re supposed to be doing again.

When it all changed hands in 2008 everything both the Democrats and republicans became exactly what they hated and constantly drummed on about only 6 months before.

So… You are at least half right.

Genuine on December 28, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Well, this particular headline won’t actually get a number, but does qualify for a notice of sorts – just another Ocare “success”:

http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/officials-16000-iowans-should-reapply-for-health-care/-/9357080/23672966/-/erublqz/-/index.html

climbnjump on December 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Allahpundit’s exit question: “What was the CIA doing in Benghazi?”

Trading arms for the wild ones in Syria, via Turkey.

The question the media should continue to ask “what was ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi, officially and unofficially, on the anniv. of 9/11?”

The protocol for such days is that the ambassador be in the capital, Tripoli, not only in the embassy, but in its bunker.

Officially he was there to trade the arms, for obama and Hillary/Rice.

Unofficially he was there to get some boys, as payback for his work in overthrowing Qaddafi.

The big untold story – the ONLY reason Quaddafi was killed was that he and a few other related lands had formed a pact to NO longer take US dollars for their oil.

The same reason gave you the Iran obama-pajama-deal…petrodollars.

Wake up already.

Schadenfreude on December 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM