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Stephanie Cutter refuses to answer specific questions ...won’t resign
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/12 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 10/11/2012 4:46:00 PM PDT by markomalley

President Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, offered no apology and refused to resign for playing politics with the murders of four Americans in Libya a month ago – including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens – when questioned in Danville, Kentucky, before Thursday’s vice presidential debate.

On CNN on Thursday, Cutter said Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s campaign is the only reason anyone cares about the administration’s changing narrative about the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi embassy.

“In terms of the politicization of this — you know, we are here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan,” Cutter said. “It’s a big part of their stump speech. And it’s reckless and irresponsible, what they’re doing.”

TownHall Magazine’s Katie Pavlich asked Cutter if she had any plans to resign over the comments. “I do not,” Cutter responded.

Pavlich also asked Cutter if she stood by her decision to politicize the situation. (RELATED: Cutter defends remarks on Fox News Channel late Thursday)

“I do,” she said, before scrambling away from Pavlich, who was visibly flustered with Cutter’s unresponsiveness.

Obama campaign rapid response spokeswoman Lis Smith, who has been tweeting up a storm defending Cutter’s remarks, didn’t immediately respond to The Daily Caller when asked if President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden also approve of Cutter’s statements.

After Cutter made the remarks, she doubled down in a written statement.

“From the time of the attack in Libya, Mitt Romney has stopped at nothing to politicize these events,” she said in the written statement. “While Mitt Romney, Congressman Ryan, and their Republican allies in Congress have turned a national tragedy into a political circus, the President has been focused on getting the facts, finding the terrorists responsible, and bringing them to justice. Our nation’s security and how we handle the transitions in the Middle East and North Africa are critical issues in this campaign, and just 26 days before an election, the American people deserve real ideas and specifics from Mitt Romney.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazicoverup; cutterresign; stephaniecutter
Full title: Stephanie Cutter refuses to answer specific questions about politicizing deadly Libya attack, won’t resign

Gotta love it.

"This wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for you meddling candidates."

1 posted on 10/11/2012 4:46:03 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

That broad really knows how to run her mouth.. Bret Bier looked exhausted just listening to her.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 4:51:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: markomalley

Shameful. She is disgusting.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: markomalley

Joe Biden can add UNHINGED to his lexicon, because that is what is happening to the libturds right before our bery eyes.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: markomalley

‘Rats don’t resign, they just use whatever it is they are supposed to resign over as resume enhancements.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 4:55:13 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: markomalley

I heard that Cutter was Sandra Fluke’s lover. Has me scratching my head for which one needs birth control.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 4:55:20 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: markomalley

Don’t make her resign! She’s doing a great job! LMAO!


7 posted on 10/11/2012 4:56:19 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: markomalley
On CNN on Thursday, Cutter said Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s campaign is the only reason anyone cares about the administration’s changing narrative about the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi embassy.

Wrongo, little Steph.

FREE EVAN VELA CARNAHAN

Bring it Cutter. BRING IT.

“I will stand with the CHRISTIANS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

KMA Cutter.

ESAD obama.

8 posted on 10/11/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( I will stand with the CHRISTIANS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction)
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To: markomalley

“Smear campaign” and “political witch hunt.” That’s all it takes to deflect criticism of the most egregious acts of liberals. Resign? No way. It’s double down on mendacity for these folks.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 4:58:11 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: markomalley

The script has been flipped! Cutter admitted to politicizing this issue...OMG, this really is Game, Set, Match!
This should be the leading topic of this debate.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: markomalley
“While Mitt Romney, Congressman Ryan, and their Republican allies in Congress have turned a national tragedy into a political circus,

At least she has acknowledged that it's a big giant crisis that needs desperate spin control. If it's such a national tragedy, we should all appreciate a complete explanation of why they KNEW it was a 9/11 attack, pre-planned, that they had prior knowledge of, and proceded to deny the Ambassador any extra security. Essentially, this was a chicago-style mob hit. The cover up is worse than the crime, right, Ms Cutter? That means you should be booted for participating in the coverup of murder.

11 posted on 10/11/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: TheRhinelander

When she mocked Ann Romney several months ago I was amazed that she wasn’t cut loose from the campaign. So glad. She continues to be an embarrassment to Obama.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: TheRhinelander

The video “Stephanie Cutter refuses to resign, runs away” is a spectacle. Cutter is a moron and an asset to Romney. I hope they keep her!


13 posted on 10/11/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

Being a leftist means you have to have no shame


14 posted on 10/11/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

So many things are so simple:

You fu**ed up. I am running against you for the office you now hold. Why wouldn’t I bring up your failures? Just common sense.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:08 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: EnquiringMind

When she mocked Ann Romney several months ago I was amazed that she wasn’t cut loose from the campaign. So glad. She continues to be an embarrassment to Obama.


She was “sticking it to the Man” .

Dem politicians gain their “ street creed” with this type of drivel.

It’s also the deeper meaning of “ we understand you” and will speak for,
Besides taking it from “ the man” and making sure you get your “ fair share”


16 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:47 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Big Giant Head

“national tragedy”

No it wasn’t. It was murder and assassination. It IS an act of war.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Some just haven’t fully EVOLVED, she’s one of them.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 5:19:05 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: markomalley

I thought we wanted to the Obama administration to stop apologizing for everything under the sun. /sarc.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 5:26:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: markomalley

Yes, we all saw how serious OLD RUN AND HIDE Obama was about dead Americans when he ran to Las Vegas the day after our Ambassador was killed and hid at a campaign fundraiser. Yeah, he was tracking those killers down.
“Thanks for the check, Bob. Have you seen those guys who killed our people in Libya? No? OK. If you do see them.....where are you from Bob? Seattle? Well, if you see any Libyans in Seattle, be sure you call Hillary and let her know. OK. Who’s got the next check for The Choomer?”


20 posted on 10/11/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: markomalley

21 posted on 10/11/2012 6:01:11 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: markomalley

This whole thing is just outright ridiculous. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that an attack involving heavy machine guns, RPG teams, a platoon sized assault element and highly accurate mortar fire from the outset is a pre-planned, coordinated complex ambush/attack.

As pointed out by reports that have came out, the description of the mortar fire being instantly precise is a dead giveaway on this. Mortars are mostly inaccurate if you’re using them on the fly and require time for them to adjust onto a target. In this situation, however, they were accurate from the beginning. This means one of two things, 1) they were extremely lucky (very highly doubtful) or 2. they conducted prior on site surveillance that included measuring the distance and direction for the mortar team or they calculated distance and direction by using google earth/ used detailed maps to provide instant accuracy.

Even if you dismiss all that, it’s impossible to conclude that it was some spontaneous protest that got out of hand because all of these ambush/attack elements were, in fact, in place and executed simultaneously. The only obvious conclusion you can come to is that it was prior coordinated. They knew all this from day one, of course. Why they are lying to the American public I have no idea, but it’s absolutely shameful.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 6:28:40 PM PDT by CavScout19D
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To: ConservativeInPA

A close confidante has informed me that their domicile employs the latest in construction technology; no studs, it’s all tongue and groove.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 7:40:38 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: blueunicorn6

” when he ran to Las Vegas “

AND... isn’t Obama the one who told corporations that they should not have ‘conventions’, ‘meetings’, ‘parties’ in LAS VEGAS ????


24 posted on 10/12/2012 8:41:38 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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