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Mark Steyn: 'Politicized' Benghazi distracts from Big Bird
The Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/13/2012 12:21:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

"The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan."

Thus, Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager, speaking on CNN about an armed attack on the 9/11 anniversary that left a U.S. consulate a smoking ruin and killed four diplomatic staff, including the first American ambassador to be murdered in a third of a century. To discuss this event is apparently to "politicize" it and to distract from the real issues the American people are concerned about. For example, Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki, speaking on board Air Force One on Thursday:

"There's only one candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird and Elmo, and he is riding on this plane."

She's right! The United States is the first nation in history whose democracy has evolved to the point where its leader is provided with a wide-body transatlantic jet in order to campaign on the vital issue of public funding for sock puppets. Sure, Caligula put his horse in the Senate, but it was a real horse. At Ohio State University, the rapper will.i.am introduced the President by playing the Sesame Street theme tune, which, oddly enough, seems more apt presidential walk-on music for the Obama era than "Hail To The Chief."(continued)

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; obama; romney; ryan; waronterror
Home run.
1 posted on 10/13/2012 12:22:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: JLS

Steyn ping.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 12:57:19 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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Path to 9-11-12.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 12:59:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As always.

Smaller love hath no man than Obama's, than to lay down his "friend" for a couple of points in Ohio.

4 posted on 10/13/2012 1:09:57 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Congratulations, Dad! You won peace in Europe and helped keep it for 70 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To "politicize" means "to give a political character to." It is a reductive term, capturing the peculiarly shrunken horizons of politics: "Gee, they nuked Israel. D'you think that will hurt us in Florida?" So media outlets fret that Benghazi could be "bad" for Obama – by which they mean he might be hitting the six-figure lecture circuit four years ahead of schedule. But for Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, it's real bad. They're dead, over, gonesville.
5 posted on 10/13/2012 3:03:45 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hereby declare Mark Steyn to be a “natural born” citizen of the United States and encourage him...no,*beg* him...to enter politics.
6 posted on 10/13/2012 5:12:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

-——an armed assault on the compound began, well-planned and executed by men not only armed with mortars but capable of firing them to lethal purpose – a rare combination among the excitable mobs of the Middle East-——

That is, they did not run out from the building corner, point the AK47 vaguely down the street and fire an indiscriminate volley. They aimed and fired mortars. The attack was by professionals, trained military. Real warriors. The attack was not by raghead zealots who typically fire their weapons into the air is spurts of bravado.

It was Pearl Harbor all over again


7 posted on 10/13/2012 5:25:44 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sure, Caligula put his horse in the Senate, but it was a real horse.

An example of why I love this guy.

8 posted on 10/13/2012 5:26:05 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As per usual.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 5:43:53 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I watched CSPAN live as the four coffins were brought from the transport airplane into the hangar. I watched the speeches. I feel a rage I can't get rid of, and I don't know what to do about it. Video from those speeches should be broadcast. They were so canned. Each and every word was written and spoken to achieved a result, and had nothing to do with what should have been the solemnity of the occasion.
10 posted on 10/13/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At Ohio State University, the rapper will.i.am introduced the President by playing the Sesame Street theme tune, which, oddly enough, seems more apt presidential walk-on music for the Obama era than "Hail To The Chief."

I swear to God, Democrats in general, and this administration in particular, are extremely irony impaired.

Love Mark Steyn

11 posted on 10/13/2012 7:08:31 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: bert
Both my sons are mortarmen. When I described the attack, they said, in essence:

" Just any yo-yo who picks up a mortar can't drop rounds on target like that. Those guys were professional mortarmen. They already had the coordinates of their firing point and their target dialed in."

Protesting mob? Bravo Sierra!!

12 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT by TXnMA (EPITAPH: (if FR dies) "Committed suicide over 'principles'"...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gene Eric; JLS

This is beyond surreal, at the least. How does anyone “work across the aisle” with certifiable nuts?


13 posted on 10/13/2012 11:32:49 AM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows


14 posted on 10/13/2012 7:43:14 PM PDT by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows


15 posted on 10/13/2012 7:43:14 PM PDT by JLS
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To: JLS

De nada.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Smaller love hath no man than Obama's, than to lay down his "friend" for a couple of points in Ohio.

Devastating!

17 posted on 10/13/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the government of the supposedly most powerful nation on Earth entrusted its security to Abdulaziz Majbari, 29, and his pal, who report to some bloke back in Carmarthen, Wales.

And the NY Times doesn't really deem that story very newsworthy.

18 posted on 10/13/2012 10:01:06 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; JLS

Steyn bump for the morning shift.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 4:46:09 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: metesky

Good morning, George!

The fact that truth-speaking Steyn gets published at all gives me hope for the future.


20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:48:21 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: headsonpikes
Hey there...

The next three weeks should be among the most exciting of our lives, eh? We'll see which way the wind is blowing and if the Republic will/can survive.

I'm juiced, hopped up, eager. I love election season (you probably noticed).

21 posted on 10/14/2012 6:56:57 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once again, Steyn nails it!


22 posted on 10/14/2012 6:57:18 AM PDT by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: metesky

I too love election seasons; in a good one, it almost seems possible that the People can change the Government.

That feeling doesn’t last, however. :^)

My reading currently is that millions of voters are looking for a socially acceptable way of being for Romney. The leakage becomes a torrent when folks can say, “Well, Obama left me and it’s time to move on.”

Romney with circa 300 EVs is my guess for an outcome at this time - no landslide.

Cheers, anyway! Nolo illegitimi carborundum.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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