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Did Stephanie Cutter Just Win The Foreign Policy Debate For Romney?
Mediaite ^ | October 11, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/11/2012 1:58:38 PM PDT by maggief

In case you haven’t seen the video, watch it. Drink it in. Obama campaign Deputy Communications Director Stephanie Cutter, in a craven and flailing attempt to salvage the White House’s ebbing credibility surrounding their response to the 9/11/12 attacks in Libya, said that it was her estimation that the attacks were only an issue because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan made it one.

In effect, Cutter said that this attack, one of the most comprehensive and successful Al Qaeda attacks on American assets since September 11, 20001 in which an American ambassador overseas was killed for the first time since the Carter administration, was only on the media’s radar because it is an election year. Stephanie Cutter has just provided Mitt Romney a stronger argument against President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs he could have hoped for. In a single bound, Cutter revealed the administration’s thinking about how to respond to this deadly attack – it is not about American security, it is about politics. Fair or not, that is how Romney will frame Cutter’s glib remark.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cutter; flexibility; kgbputin; missiledefense; nonukes; slashmilitary; stephaniecutter
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Paul Ryan needs to jump all over this too. Just an incredible gift/gaffe for obami’s babies.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 2:02:28 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: maggief

So we’ve gone from a “bump in the road” to “not an issue at all”. What’s next - it never happened at all?


3 posted on 10/11/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT by randita
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To: maggief
American assets since September 11, 20001

Looks like the author needs a proofreader. I guess I've been writing the year wrong all this time.

4 posted on 10/11/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: maggief

I found her comments/attitude to be extremely offensive. After watching the entire hearing on Benghazi yesterday, it totally pissed me off.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 2:07:43 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: maggief

Why does she still have a job with the Obama campaign?

How, after saying something so callous and odious as this?


6 posted on 10/11/2012 2:07:46 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: maggief

I’m betting the questions will be carefully crafted to avoid giving Ryan an opportunity to discuss those attacks.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 2:07:51 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: maggief

Biden: “ It was that Wee Willie Winkie video that caused this”


8 posted on 10/11/2012 2:07:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: randita

The first killing of a US ambassador in 33 years and it’s no big deal she says, had Romney not opened his big yap about it. Kansas, we’re not in Dorothy anymore.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: randita

“What’s next - it never happened at all?”

I’m sure they wish it hadn’t (I think???).


11 posted on 10/11/2012 2:10:03 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: maggief

And if Biden bashes Ryan over the head with ‘Republicans are responsible for Benghazi’, Ryan needs to simply respond, ‘Did Republicans put Stevens in the Benghazi Embassy on the most dangerous day of the year?’


12 posted on 10/11/2012 2:10:03 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: maggief
Well, it looks like the old saying "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when ONCE we practice to deceive"

Full Blown Tangled Web now, they wove it themselves and now in the process of entraping themselves in it, it don't get any better than this, just in time for halloween too.

Sit back and enjoy, relish, delight in all of it now, but pray they don't get any more KILLED with their foolishness.

For Romney, everything is FAIR game now.

13 posted on 10/11/2012 2:10:35 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: maggief

Mitt Romney responds.

“President Obama’s campaign today said that Libya is only an issue because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’re wrong. The reason it is an issue is because, for the first time since 1979, an American ambassador was assassinated and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy of ‘leading from behind’ is failing. This administration has continually misled the American public about what happened in Benghazi and, rather than be truthful about the sequence of events, has instead skirted responsibility and dodged questions. The American people deserve straight answers about this tragic event and a president who can provide leadership, not excuses.”


14 posted on 10/11/2012 2:10:47 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: maggief

Just post a campaign ad with shots of the damage, including the blood streaks, and then cut to Stephanie. Let her rant, and then say, “Obama’s surrogate says if it weren’t for politics, this wouldn’t be important.”

I’m Pearls Before Swine, and I approved this message.

I think it would be a nasty, effective ad.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: maggief

So the murder of an American Ambassador by an Al Queda that is supposedly neutered, and the death of other good Americans by the neglect and complete disdain of this White Hourse for requested security is simply blown out of proportion?

Get the hook and get these clowns off the stage.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 2:11:26 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: wastedyears
September 11, 20001

If we were talking about the year 20,001, it would still take A BILLION DOLLARS per year to pay off the national debt by then.

Just sayin'. Wasted years indeed!

17 posted on 10/11/2012 2:12:14 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: maggief

TRANSLATION: If the Republicans would stop bringing this up, the media could have buried it by now.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 2:12:39 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: maggief

19 posted on 10/11/2012 2:13:19 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: nhwingut

Thank you for Romney’s response.

Here’s a link.

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/330078/romney-campaign-obama-administation-continually-misled-public


20 posted on 10/11/2012 2:13:27 PM PDT by maggief
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To: sam_paine

I got the name from this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOVzXYEU3Bk


21 posted on 10/11/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: nhwingut

That is a really good response.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 2:17:36 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: maggief

Did Stephanie Cutter Just Win The Foreign Policy Debate For Romney?

She may have just won the election for Romney.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: maggief
wonder what else is not an issue because no Republican has brought it up.
24 posted on 10/11/2012 2:18:27 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: maggief

This lady is one heartless little bitch!! It was NO gaffe, this is how liberals feel..they dont give a damn about Americans serving abroad, they only care when it helps them politically..what this heartless hack said is exactly what the Obama Administration feels


25 posted on 10/11/2012 2:22:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: maggief
"...in which an American ambassador overseas was killed for the first time since the Carter administration"

Up until now Carter still had that going in his favor for the title of "Worst.President.Ever"

26 posted on 10/11/2012 2:23:37 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: wastedyears; Clint N. Suhks; lightman; MagUSNRET

1949 - 20001 = 18,052

I don’t feel *that* old.

I do need a shave, though. LOL.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 2:24:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: maggief

I heard a rumor that she also said that it was her estimation that the economy was only an issue because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan made it one.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

How can they fire her - she’s a woman. The affirmative action mentality in full effect here...


29 posted on 10/11/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

+1


30 posted on 10/11/2012 2:25:52 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: maggief

Have they ‘walked it back’ yet?.......


31 posted on 10/11/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: carriage_hill
1949 - 20001 = 18,052

No, it's -18,052. That's 18,052 BC!

32 posted on 10/11/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: maggief

One of the Obama scandals buried by their media toadies long ago was the story of how much less female employees are paid compared to the men.

I guess you get what you pay for.

In the political Super Bowl of 2012, Obama just fumbled on the one yard line. Romney has recovered and there’s less than 30 seconds to play. Take a knee.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Right Wing Assault

The economy??

Don’t you remember the first debate Barack Obama said we are all better off than 4 years ago because of his tax cuts that allows us to buy a car or a computer....

lol


34 posted on 10/11/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: maggief

Steph will be shopping her resume tomorrow. She’s freaking gone. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Imam himself cuts off her head -

with his boxcutter


35 posted on 10/11/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: tacticalogic
I’m betting the questions will be carefully crafted to avoid giving Ryan an opportunity to discuss those attacks.

Questions don't matter - any debater worth his salt can find a way to make a connection to any issues they want to address. I'm sure Ryan will have no problem bringing this up, regardless of what questions are asked.
36 posted on 10/11/2012 2:35:22 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: maggief

Stephanie Cutter is a silly woman who has “whored” herself out for the Obama Administration. She is worthy of only ridicule. Steph, honey, Obama won’t even remember your sorry a$$ once the party is over.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 2:39:19 PM PDT by mancini
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To: annieokie

Full Blown Tangled Web now, they wove it themselves and now in the process of entraping themselves in it, it don’t get any better than this, just in time for halloween too.


Reminds me of the movie “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, where the bumbling Col. Wilberforce (Paul Ford) at the aiport eventually wraps himself up in the microphone cable as he is directing Ding (Mickey Rooney) and Benji (Buddy Hackett) how to land the airplane, whose regular pilot, Tyler Fitzgerald (Jim Backus), is knocked out.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 2:39:35 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: maggief

“Cutter”...unfortunate last name


39 posted on 10/11/2012 2:39:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: nhwingut
Ouch...

Obama just got MITTSLAPPED!!

40 posted on 10/11/2012 2:41:23 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.)
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To: Red Badger

Not yet ...


41 posted on 10/11/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT by maggief
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To: mancini

-——once the party is over.-———

She’s looking forward to the Stephie and Steph show on ABC. That’s her goal, to be a presstitute


42 posted on 10/11/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

“How, after saying something so callous and odious as this?”

Her mistake is not in saying it. It is saying it in public.


43 posted on 10/11/2012 2:44:13 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: nhwingut

At the next R-O debate:

Romney turns to the moderator and says, “Before we go any further I think there is a subject that needs clarification on the part of the President. That would be the murder of our ambassador in Libya and the events leading up to it. Until now the American people have not heard a complete and honest account of what transpired. I am granting as much of my time to President Obama as he might require to address the American people on this subject. All I ask is 10 minutes for rebuttal”

Now THAT would be fun to watch.


44 posted on 10/11/2012 2:47:46 PM PDT by technically right
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To: maggief

45 posted on 10/11/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: maggief

Mitt Romney’s initial comments were accurate and spot on with regard to this that he was raked over the coals for saying by Obama and his campaign and the media - a massive firestorm of saying Romney spoke before the “facts” were known, etc. Well the “facts” being put out were completely false by the administration which the media gleefully reported as accurate without any skepticism. Everyone of us supposed little peons sitting here knew it did not make sense to have what was an obviously coordinated terrorist attack just randomly took place as a riot on the date of September 11 in response to a movie that had been out there for months.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 2:51:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: maggief

Even better win for the debate would be to repeat the talking points of Ed Brayton, who blamed Romney for Iraq, when it’s not practically possible for him to have commanded Iraq, since he was in MA as governor at the time. That and repeating the all Republicans want to do is bomb foreigners. If that’s all they want to say, then alright, go ahead, make my day..


47 posted on 10/11/2012 2:52:05 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: carriage_hill
I don’t feel *that* old.

The good news is that the National Debt is being paid off by now. The bad news is it's from that overdue library book you borrowed back in the 21st century...

48 posted on 10/11/2012 2:53:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sarah Barracuda

You got that right! Cutter is an evil ill tempered woman (bitch). You can look into her eyes and see vile hatred.


49 posted on 10/11/2012 2:55:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: wastedyears
My how time flies...

20001 already, I must have missed 20000 New Year celebration.

Could it be the numbnuts thought that is how you write "two-thousand one"?

50 posted on 10/11/2012 3:06:14 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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