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Obama Refuses to Say Whether Hillary Clinton Is to Blame for Benghazi
Weekly Standard ^

Posted on 10/16/2012 8:16:35 AM PDT by Perdogg

President Barack Obama posed for a photo-op this morning in Virginia, where he is getting ready for tonight's presidential debate. He ventured out for a photo-op, and had this very brief exchange with a reporter:

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TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: arabwinter; benghazi; hillarysfault; impeachnow; libya; libyanterrorism; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamalied; obamalies; soshillary; underthebus; waronterror
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

how courageous of him.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Perdogg

No one is to blame! Except Bush!


3 posted on 10/16/2012 8:19:21 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Perdogg

Maybe Hillary really DID throw him under the bus!!


4 posted on 10/16/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT by kimchi lover (Obyebye 2012)
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To: Perdogg

In the debate tonight, Romney should say something like: “I appreciate Secretary Clinton stepping up and taking responsibility for this fiasco. She is exhibiting the courage of a leader. But, Mr. President, as President Truman said, the buck stops with the president. This is your administration and you should not expect a subordinate to bear the responsibility for this this.”

Such a statement would not only make O look like the bozo he his, but would hit a nerve among independents, especially women voters.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 8:20:39 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: Perdogg

He says she is, and he is done with women and Hillary supporters.

He doesn’t say, and he’s going to get destroyed by Romney.

Loving this!


6 posted on 10/16/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Perdogg
Hillary taking responsibility makes the Kenyan look weak. The One takes responsibility for nothing.
7 posted on 10/16/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Perdogg

"I really can't tell you that Sec. of State Clinton is responsible for the deaths of out Ambassador and 3 other bumps in the road in Benghazi. It would be wrong for me, YOUR President, to even suggest that Sec. Clinton and her staff were inept and therefore fully at fault. Thank you."

8 posted on 10/16/2012 8:23:38 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Perdogg

I’ll bet there is a very interesting match of political jiu jitsu going on here. My money is on cut throat Clinton over sock puppet Obama. He’s way out of his league.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Lucas McCain
I wouldn't be surprised to hear the Clntons have been in touch with Romney. I just hope he takes a shower after speaking with them.
10 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:21 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: Perdogg

Depends on the meaning of the word “is”.

“IS” she now to blame (present tense)? Yes, she claims the responsibility.

Was she the cause of the problem (Islamist insurgency in the wake of the US led airstrikes into Libya and support for the torture/murder/abuse of a POW named Momar Gaddafi)? She was a member of the cabinet and she DID gloat that “WE came, WE saw, HE died”. But that “we” implies others were involved, not just Mrs. Clinton. It was Obama’s pro-Islamist foreign policy and the tail wagging the dog to get Fast and Furious off the front page.

Will she still be THE one responsible next week? Only if there are no further questions or investigations or punishments.

It was Baraq Hussein Ubama who repeatedly wagged his finger at those wicked anti-Islam filmmakers who provoked the attacks.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Perdogg
He said "You don't have permission to access /blogs/obama-refuses-say-whether-hillary-clinton-blame-benghazi_654639.html on this server."

????

12 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:40 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Perdogg

Reporter: “How are you feeling about tonight?”

Obama, smiling: “I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day.”

Faaaabulous dahlink! Keep it light, keep it bright—keep it gay!


13 posted on 10/16/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Lucas McCain

Ouch!


14 posted on 10/16/2012 8:25:39 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Lucas McCain

Excellent.. “Hillary should lose her job just as Eric Holder at the DOJ should’ve lost his job over the ‘Fast & Furious’ gun running scheme to Mexican drug cartels.”


15 posted on 10/16/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Perdogg

Now you know he couldn’t answer the third question as it would have required the teleprompter.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 8:27:00 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Perdogg
Question for Romney in debate: "How can you be so uncaring and homophobic in your response to the Benghazi killings?"

Question for Obama-"Master, can I be your second beard?"

17 posted on 10/16/2012 8:28:25 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Lucas McCain

Hmmm...you may be right on the target.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 8:30:02 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obamar)
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To: Perdogg

Leading from behind. Anyone?

Even if he comes out now and ‘take responsibility’, won’t do him any good.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 8:32:30 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: VanDeKoik

The Third way:

Barry doubles down: “Didn’t you notice the video maker is in jail?”

We ALL make a funny face and swirl our index finger around our right or left ear, and go, “Do-Dot-To-Do-Do!”

HF


20 posted on 10/16/2012 8:33:01 AM PDT by holden
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To: Lucas McCain

If Romney doesn’t go that way, maybe he can go with “Mr. President, given that Secretary Clinton has accepted responsibility for the lack of security which enabled the attacks in Benghazi to claim the lives of our Ambassador and four others, has she submitted her resignation? If not, will you be asking for her resignation?

If neither of those is the case, what is the actual cost of her acceptance of responsibility?


21 posted on 10/16/2012 8:33:28 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (The Left blaming Jim Lehrer for the debate is like blaming Liencoln's assassination on the play.i of)
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To: Lucas McCain

There are so many interesting ways in which Romney could effectively play this. Yours is a good one. I hope Romney doesn’t pass on the opportunity.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT by GnL
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Exactly.

Benghazi-gate is the biggest presidential scandal since Fast and Furious. Obama is DIRECTLY responsible for people dying.

Not even the Clinton scandals - not even Watergate were as bad as B. Hussein’s scandals.

Yet, the media and the wussies in the GOP party are too whipped to call for hearings and investigations.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 8:37:26 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Perdogg

voting “present” again...


24 posted on 10/16/2012 8:38:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GnL

I’m waiting for the WH or the State Dep. to release the document that warned all personnel travel of any kind in Libya
was to be curtailed for any reason, and the Ambassador created this situation on his own accord.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 8:41:33 AM PDT by Conserev1
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To: GnL

I hope Romney doesn’t pass on the opportunity.

He CANNOT pass on the opportunity; it would cost him dearly and I’m sure he knows that.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Lucas McCain

Mitt could do that but it would go nowhere. Obama can say “of course the buck stops with him ...” while not accepting any blame. That is too easy. No, mitt needs to ask specific questions about the coverup, what did the president know and when, why was there no security?, why was there differing accounts of why this happened, does obama still think the video caused all this, etc? It should be watergate style questioning.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 8:43:33 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: BulletBobCo

I’m surprised that they do not have him wearing glasses so that they can run his lines on the lens.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Perdogg

Barack Hussein Obama, the number one low life on the entire planet and universe!!! America, wake up....and, broom this dirt bag of a human being!!! Can you just imagine the terror and fright that went through our four (4) American Patriots as they were tortured, slaughtered and murdered while Obama slept right through without giving them a thought??? What a cold hearted, America hating despot this poor excuse for a human being is. And...the next day he leaves to play and raise money in Las Vegas. Wake up, Americans!!!


29 posted on 10/16/2012 8:46:34 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Perfect!

Nobody but 0BAMBI could have failed to have a response ready for that obvious question.

FAIL!

We have a certified WUSS for a President, and Mitt’s gonna clean his clock on this statement tonight.

Woo hoo!


30 posted on 10/16/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: kimchi lover
Maybe Hillary really DID throw him under the bus!!

She knifed him. It makes him look like what he is: a "blame-others" weasel and oblivious weakling who doesn't know what's going on in his own administration.

The fact that he fumbled his response is proof of it. Any real president would has stood up and claimed that he's the president and bears ultimate responsibility for the country's national security, including the safety of its diplomats. He didn't. He weaseled.

31 posted on 10/16/2012 8:48:17 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Lucas McCain

“In the debate tonight, Romney should say something like:”...

That’s perfect. Hopefully the Romney people are looking at your post and will take heed.

Yes, the ice is melting right under 0’s feet, I can feel it.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Perdogg

“I feel fabulous”

WTF!!!!


33 posted on 10/16/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Perdogg

Columbus is to blame.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: Perdogg

the only thing our fearless president is commenting on these days is mitt romney’s 12 year old tax returns.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Lucas McCain
Of the hundreds of questions submitted to Candy Crowley - for her to pick over - for her to find the 20 questions that make her guy look good and to make Romney look bad - serious ones about Benghazi will not be included. Nope not in this 'debate' or 'citizens as props for liberals to use to bash Romeny' - as I like to think of it.

Oh, and the CNN production crew is going to try to one-up the ABC crew in getting pictures that gin up the democrat base....

36 posted on 10/16/2012 8:53:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Perdogg

Mr. President, If you are truly concerned about the failure to protect our ambassador, you would have already started your own intensive investigation as to what went wrong, and by now determined the weak link in YOUR administration AND taken action to correct/remove those at fault.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 8:54:41 AM PDT by dmet
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To: Lucas McCain

I think the plan is to steadily turn up the heat on Libya and wait for the kenyan to boil over in one of the debates. The McCain statement last night was part of it.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 8:56:51 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: JohnBrowdie
...only thing our fearless president is commenting on these days is mitt Romney’s 12 year old tax returns.

Of the hundreds of questions Candy gets to sift through to glean for the 'special 20 questions " this will be one... Romney's tax returns from a decade ago will trump our Ambassador being raped and murdered last month...

39 posted on 10/16/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Perdogg

I read the comments on Yahoo last night under the story of Hildabeast’s statement. My God, I thought I was reading the comments here on Free Republic! It was 100% anti-0bama! They were everything from 0bama throwing her under the bus to being part of his war on women to being a wuss for hiding behind her skirt! There were NO, and I mean NOT ONE single comment that defended BO.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: Lucas McCain; Perdogg

Good Point. I hope he uses it.

also

Mr. President, you said that you were the leader of the American People. Nowhere is that statement found in our Constitution. What is in the Constitution is the order that the President take care that the laws be faithfully executed. And in YOUR oath of office, you swore to uphold the Constitution. But you tell the voters that you wish to change laws. In El Paso, Texas, you ridiculed your citizens who want our borders protected from invasion, which is another failure of yours to obey constitutional orders. Mr. Obama, why should we reelect a president who does not do what the Constitution orders him to do?


41 posted on 10/16/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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To: Lucas McCain
In the debate tonight, Romney should say something like: “I appreciate Secretary Clinton stepping up and taking responsibility for this fiasco. She is exhibiting the courage of a leader. But, Mr. President, as President Truman said, the buck stops with the president. This is your administration and you should not expect a subordinate to bear the responsibility for this this.”

Along with a statement that he would take full responsibility as president AND attend every one of his security briefings.
42 posted on 10/16/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: henkster

If you link to it, they will come. :)

Might help some folks see what is going on with Obama and his “I was busy golfing and hangin’ with the Pimp with the Limp”.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 9:03:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Responsibility2nd
i>Yet, the media and the wussies in the GOP party are too whipped to call for hearings and investigations.

They held congressional hearings. Hearings on Benghazi are still going on, I think.
44 posted on 10/16/2012 9:06:01 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: BulletBobCo

“Now you know he couldn’t answer the third question as it would have required the teleprompter.”

This is really is Barry’s problem. He can’t be nimble in a debate with someone who knows their stuff (Romney) when he has been coasting his entire life and has never been challenged. Obama is economically and otherwise illiterate like most of his followers and it shows in the debates.


45 posted on 10/16/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Lucas McCain

Love it.


46 posted on 10/16/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: BulletBobCo
Now you know he couldn’t answer the third question as it would have required the teleprompter.

I'll bet at the debate prep session he was begging his handlers for a response to the Benghazi questions that would make him look good. Mr. President, meet reality.

47 posted on 10/16/2012 9:09:52 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Perdogg

Will they release the film maker?


48 posted on 10/16/2012 9:15:35 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Hilliary’s ex girl friend Janet (Burn Baby Burn) Reno did the same thing for Bill Clinton in the Waco massacre.


49 posted on 10/16/2012 9:23:06 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead!-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: henkster

Maybe she still has designs on the White House. She’ll be ancient in 2016, but maybe she still thinks she has a chance. She surely knows her options are better if Romney is President, than if Obozo has either destroyed America, or declared himself King.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 9:23:47 AM PDT by rikkir (Political office should be a sacrifice, not a reward. Do your service and GO HOME!)
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