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Obama caves to Romney, embraces free speech for critics of Islam
The Daily Caller ^ | September 12 | Neil Munro

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:22:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy

President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday, asserting in a CBS interview that he supports Americans’ right to criticize Islam, following almost 18 hours of determined condemnation from Team Romney and damaging news from Egypt and Libya.

“We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier.

“It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind,” he said, according to a transcript narrated by White House spokesman Jay Carney

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; firstamendment; freespeech; islam; libya; obama
This is after General Dempsey (who coincidentally met with Obama on the same day to coordinate) strong-armed the pastor.
1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:23:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

“...strong-armed the pastor.”

Who had absolutely nothing to do with any of this. Dempsey is a walking freakshow. That he would command troops is a frightening proposition.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 12:29:33 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: PghBaldy

“President Barack Obama used Air Force One to conduct a policy loop-de-loop Wednesday....”

On his way to Vegas, baby. Viva, Las Vegas! An ambassador and others assassinated in the Middle East? It’s Vegas, baby! I wonder if any of the Choom Gang or friends from Man’s Country were there, too.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 12:34:30 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: PghBaldy
Obama caves to Romney, embraces free speech for critics of Islam

Well...that's nice......next up Obama agrees with Eastwood that a "Stellar Businessman" would be better in the White House.

4 posted on 09/13/2012 12:37:32 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: PghBaldy
It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind

somehow it doesn't sound like he really believes it, just that it's in that pesky Constitution.

5 posted on 09/13/2012 12:42:28 AM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: PghBaldy
“We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier

hmmm

DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law The Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/12 | Neil Munro

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 8:35:53 PM by Nachum

President Barack Obama’s top civil rights official repeatedly declined to support religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, despite repeated questioning from Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who chairs the House’s constitution subcommittee.

Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks.

“Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times.

Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats against someone.” Perez then suggested he would respond to draft legislation from the committee, but again refused to answer Frank’s question about free speech rights.

Franks’ questions were prompted by an October 2011 Daily Caller report, which described a D.C. meeting between Perez and hardcore Islamists, including Mohamed Magid, the Sudan-born, Saudi-trained head of the Islamic Society of North America. At the end of the public meeting, Perez called more meetings with the Islamists, even though he had watched while Magid called for legal punishment of people who criticize Islamic texts that call for violence against non-Muslims and for the subordination of women to men. (Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...

6 posted on 09/13/2012 12:54:07 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to...

he's just speaking his true belief that once the Constitution is at last completely ignored, THEN, we won't always have to uphold those 1st amendment rights anymore.

7 posted on 09/13/2012 12:54:13 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: piasa

The house has a “constitution subcommittee”? Judging by the sort of laws Congress passes: look for ways around it.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 1:02:02 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: C210N

Imagine that! In 2012 the President of The United States Of America supports Free Speech! Thanks Mr. President


9 posted on 09/13/2012 1:02:34 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: porter_knorr

It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind

somehow it doesn’t sound like he really believes it, just that it’s in that pesky Constitution.

__________________________________________________________________

Yeah, my daughter keeps complaining to me to buy better quality toilet paper, too.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 1:04:02 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: MestaMachine

He has become 0bama’s military rent boy..


11 posted on 09/13/2012 1:07:54 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: PghBaldy
“We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft during an interview arranged days earlier.

This is where we have reached: the President has to reiterate that he believes in the First Amendment. This entire clown administration needs to go as soon as possible.

12 posted on 09/13/2012 1:09:29 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: porter_knorr

That is true. He could not care less about this country or its values and laws.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 1:23:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama and his apologies, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: PghBaldy
“We believe in the First Amendment,” Obama told CBS’s Steve Kroft

Yet another 0bama lie contradicted by his actions.

14 posted on 09/13/2012 1:27:37 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: pops88

He condemns free speech in the rose garden at a press conference and 18 hours later sends a memo saying he defends it. What was it he said about Romney, something like he shoots first and aims later. He said Romney did not have his facts right. In the rose garden Obama stated “ This film is not representative of who we are and our values.” Did he see the film, what part was offensive. Maybe he should have some facts before he shoots off his mouth.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 2:15:55 AM PDT by brightright
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To: PghBaldy

This must be the first time ever that Baraq Sheik Ohaha has mentioned upholding the Constitution.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 2:19:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: MestaMachine

mr. president, did you get enough blood money from las vegas to pay for the ambassador’s death...


17 posted on 09/13/2012 3:33:40 AM PDT by richardtavor
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“It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold....”

Surely Mr. President, you jest. You have failed to uphold the U.S. Constitution on numerous occasions, why all of a sudden, do you decide to uphold this particular amendment? You dumb ass.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 3:48:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: PghBaldy

Anybody out there ACTUALLY BELIEVE this Soterio “free speech” bullsh#t??

Me neither.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 3:50:53 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: MestaMachine

I’d follow Colonel West in to battle
This baboso?
No Way.
Not with his rules of engagement, he’ll get ya killed and spit on your grave


20 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: PghBaldy

I embrace my freedom to declare my community Moslem free and any attempt on my part to keep it Moslem free my choice.

No law or person can force me to accept a Moslem as a neighbor, a co-worker or as an elected official.

My freedom of choice allows me the discretion to just say NO.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 4:53:15 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: PghBaldy

The left is in a rage that Romney has forced obama into this statement.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:21:08 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PghBaldy
Earlier on Sept 12th, Obama said this: “Since our founding, the U.S. has been a nation that respects all faiths and rejects all effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,”

Later, Obama is claiming he supports freedom of speech.

Romney is right. Obama is sending mixed messages.

23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:35:18 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: PghBaldy

I noticed yesterday that when quoting Obama, the MSM included the line “shoots first and asks questions later”. However, this morning on the way into work, those words were omitted from the MSM story where the reporter only paraphrased that Obama said Romney speaks before he knows all of the facts.

Maybe not a big deal, but my immediate reaction was that they were whitewashing the statement for some reason.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 5:37:35 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: PghBaldy
“It is one of the hallmarks of our Constitution that I’m sworn to uphold, and so we are always going to uphold the rights for individuals to speak their mind,”

Looks like BaraQa will need to visit the Presidential dentist after making that statement. Just reading it I can hear the 1/4 inch of tooth grit he lost to grinding during that proclamation.

25 posted on 09/13/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: PghBaldy

Barry will always uphold the Constitution as long as somebody is dogging him about it.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 7:40:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

thanks PghBaldy.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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