Obamateurism of the Day

A fine sentiment, issued here by Barack Obama while visiting the Red Cross. “We leave nobody behind,” Obama says to the gathered volunteers. “We make sure that we respond as a nation, and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together to make sure that we’re providing the help that’s necessary.”

Of course, he’s talking about a private-sector organization during Hurricane Sandy … not the Obama administration during the seven hours that the Americans in our consulate in Benghazi were “in need,” in which case we apparently stand down rather than stand together.

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