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Rebuttal: Ten quotes from Obama’s SOTU

posted at 2:06 am on February 13, 2013 by

For those who didn’t have the stomach to sit through another lengthy speech from this president, I endured it so you didn’t have to.  Click through for my analysis of the address, structured through the prism of ten significant quotes.  My goal was to offer meaningful context and data that the president chose not to include for whatever reason.  Here’s the one that really burned me:

(9) “Whatever we must”?

“As long as I’m commander-in-chief, we will do whatever we must to protect those who serve their country abroad, and we will maintain the best military the world has ever known.”

It is simply astounding to hear this president boast about his commitment to “do whatever we must” to protect and defend “those who serve their country abroad.”  Just six months ago, our diplomats in Benghazi were attacked and murdered by terrorists on 9/11.  The battle at two US compounds lasted nearly eight hours, during time which no resources were deployed to rescue our besieged personnel.  The attack came on the heels of multiple requests for increased security in Libya (and Benghazi specifically), which were inexplicably denied.  We still do not know why they were rebuffed, nor do we know what the president was doing during the prolonged battle.  We do know that he wasn’t actively engaged in his Commander-in-chief duties while these Americans’ lives were in grave danger, and they died.  Given the slaughter at the consulate and the administration’s subsequent stonewalling, this passage in the speech was actually insulting.

Appalling shamelessness or acute self-unawareness?

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Shameless, yes. But you can says such things with complete confidence that 65 % of the country will never notice when you have the MSM covering your back. Not only is the president shameless but the New York Times and the Washington Post are as well. Exactly how many papers or even pundits will mention Benghazi tomorrow?

Fred 2 on February 13, 2013 at 2:44 AM

The problem was that we didn’t applaud enough. We don’t applaud Obama enough.

“Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele praised Obama’s focus on jobs and the middle class. Steele also chided Republican members of Congress for not applauding more in places where he thought they should have.”

aquaviva on February 13, 2013 at 3:16 AM

There was no way I could sit through another one. Thank you for doing it for us. I did enjoy last year’s montage of Obama using the same speech over and overa and over…

The quote above is extraordinarily galling.

I am certain you are correct, that there will be a deafening silence in the media regarding Banghazi, the same as there was during the campaign, except perhaps ti criticize anyone qho questions the administration about their actions.

The media is the enemy.

There is no way any candidate could have defeated Obama in 2012 with his media support. He didn’t even actually win the Democratic primary in 2008. Clinton did, but Dean decided not to count all of her votes and delegates and gave the nomination to Obama. Total media silence.

Interesting to hear Steele praised Obama’s retreaded empty phrases focussing of jobs and the middle class. I guess dismantling the jobs council is showing leadership on this issue os something.

talkingpoints on February 13, 2013 at 3:51 AM

self-abuse is why we pay you the big bucks.

deimos on February 13, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Did you mean to say the ten biggest lies from Comrade O’s SOTU?

farsighted on February 13, 2013 at 7:19 AM

There was a fact check by CALVIN WOODWARD of AP which was featured with my Comcast pages this AM.

If he was looking for grist for his mill, he should have checked Hot Air. Or maybe they could have paid Michelle Malkin or someone around here to do it.

IlikedAUH2O on February 13, 2013 at 8:12 AM

aquaviva on February 13, 2013 at 3:16 AM

Being a republican for Michael Steele is just a schtick. He has remembered that race trumps logic and common sense.

belad on February 13, 2013 at 8:19 AM

#9 is a big poke in our eyes. He was just letting us know he got away with the murders of our ambassador and the others, just as he gets away with every other mis-step or mis-spoken word. Isn’t Benghazi just a guy in the neighborhood? Thanks for your service, Mr. Benson, for doing a job most real Americans won’t do.

Kissmygrits on February 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM