Skip to comments.Obama Refuses to Say Whether Hillary Clinton Is to Blame for Benghazi
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:
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
how courageous of him.
No one is to blame! Except Bush!
Maybe Hillary really DID throw him under the bus!!
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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!
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.”
Now you know he couldn’t answer the third question as it would have required the teleprompter.
Question for Obama-"Master, can I be your second beard?"
Hmmm...you may be right on the target.
Leading from behind. Anyone?
Even if he comes out now and ‘take responsibility’, won’t do him any good.
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!”
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?
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.
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.
voting “present” again...
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.
I hope Romney doesnt pass on the opportunity.
He CANNOT pass on the opportunity; it would cost him dearly and I’m sure he knows that.
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.
I’m surprised that they do not have him wearing glasses so that they can run his lines on the lens.
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!!!
Nobody but 0BAMBI could have failed to have a response ready for that obvious question.
We have a certified WUSS for a President, and Mitt’s gonna clean his clock on this statement tonight.
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.
“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.
“I feel fabulous”
Columbus is to blame.
the only thing our fearless president is commenting on these days is mitt romney’s 12 year old tax returns.
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....
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.
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.
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...
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.
Good Point. I hope he uses it.
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?
“Now you know he couldnt 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.
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.
Will they release the film maker?
Hilliary’s ex girl friend Janet (Burn Baby Burn) Reno did the same thing for Bill Clinton in the Waco massacre.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.