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Right blogs: Clinton protecting Obama (Obama throws Hillary under the bus and she takes it)
politico ^ | 10/16/2012 | By KATIE GLUECK

Posted on 10/16/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT by tobyhill

Conservatives in blogland pounced on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statment taking responsibility for the security of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it looks like a bid to shield President Barack Obama from the continuing fallout from the deadly attack.

Clinton, who told CNN, “I want to avoid some kind of political gotcha,” is “falling on the sword to save Obama,” wrote Erick Erickson at RedState.com.

Erickson asked, “Doesn’t the buck stop with Barack Obama?”

“That’s what the President said back in July,” Erickson wrote, pointing to a moment when Obama said he’s learned that the “buck stops” with the President of the United States. “In the same interview, he went on to say, ‘one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations.’ But then again, often what this President practices and what he preaches are two different things.”

“This is a laudable gesture, especially when the White House is trying to avoid any responsibility whatsoever,” wrote GOP Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte in a joint statement. But, they added later, “The security of Americans serving our nation everywhere in the world is ultimately the job of the Commander-in-Chief. The buck stops there.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 10/16/2012 12:10:21 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Dumb move, Hillary. But then again, 0bama’s probably got DIRT on her and was prepared to expose it.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: tobyhill

The lengths liberals will go to:

— not be called a racist
— call someone else a racist


3 posted on 10/16/2012 12:14:15 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: tobyhill

No matter the speculation Hillary will do, and say anything that benefits Hillary. With that we can speculate with a better focus. Those that say she’s taking it for the party we must realize that without the party Hillary is nothing.

Whatever she does it’s all for Hillary. You can bet on it.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: tobyhill

Didn’t she say in her statement that she was following the WHITE HOUSE and not the Intelligence Community?

I think that was an “accidental” slip of the tongue.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
We conservatives are individualists. We can't understand how liberals/democrats think. It's all about their cause, socialism. To them it's about the greater good, the common good , the collective. All democrats think like this , they are a cult. So hIllary and Bill Clinton fall on their swords for Obama , for socialism.
6 posted on 10/16/2012 12:18:21 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
0bama’s probably got DIRT on her and was prepared to expose it.

Any speculation on what it might be? It must be pretty bad.

7 posted on 10/16/2012 12:20:20 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (Enemy of the Regime; August 26, 1191)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I think you're right.

And since it is increasingly evident that “O” is not going to be re elected, what Evita did is a truly empty gesture.

Nothing is going to rehabilitate “O”. I can only think that Evita wants to salvage as much of her own face as she can...no matter what happens to “O”.

Wacko and weird all the way around. There is too much drama and pathology in this administration. I can't wait until they're gone!

8 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:47 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tobyhill

why admit to responsibility while in Peru?


9 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tobyhill
I'm sure there are a number of reasons Hillary is "falling on the sword." Has her attorney advised her to do this? Did Bill say, "take the fall because people will feel sorry for you and praise you for doing this." Or, does the Obama administration have so much "political and private stuff" on her that she decided this move was the best course? Guess we'll never know. But, sure makes politics interesting.

My feeling is, she's finished politically.

10 posted on 10/16/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT by mia
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We have to ask: Does Hillary suffer from ‘Batteried Wife’ syndrome?


11 posted on 10/16/2012 12:24:01 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: tobyhill

Hussein stickin’ it to Hillary. (And the GOP has a war on women.)


12 posted on 10/16/2012 12:27:52 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: tobyhill

This Politico article doesn’t do justice to the Red State article it references. Check it out for yourself. It outlines 0zer0’s words about passing the buck in reference to Bain. This is perfect for Romney to attack 0zer0 on Libya, plus it also neutralizes Romney from an attack by 0zer0 on Bain. It’s a devastating line of attack if used.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/10/15/hillary-clinton-prepares-to-see-underside-of-obama-bush/

That’s what Barack Obama said when attacking Mitt Romney over Bain Capital.

“As president of the United States, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m responsible for folks who are working in the federal government and you know, Harry Truman said the buck stops with you.”

That’s what the President said back in July. In the same interview, he went on to say, “one of the things you learn is, you are ultimately responsible for the conduct of your operations.”


13 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: tobyhill

She’s not protecting him. Hillary only looks out for Hillary.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: tobyhill

Hillary is used to covering up for incompetent criminal Presidents. She’s an enabler.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kartographer

We have to ask: Does Hillary suffer from ‘Batteried Wife’ syndrome?

She definitely suffers from battered woman syndrome; although the lying B brings it on herself.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: tobyhill

Hillary may end up under the imaginary bus, but in the democrat world she will be resurrected by the One who threw her there.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: tobyhill; All

Everyone here is thinking completely wrong about this. There is no love lost between the Clintons and the Obamas. Hillary isn’t taking one for the team - she is sticking it to the team. By undermining the executive credibility and taking a buck stops here she is furthering her long term goal - a 2016 run against an incumbent Republican.

Follow - she makes Obama looks weak on foreign policy the day of a major debate. She establishes executive cred by taking full responsibility for something the exec claims no knowledge of. She makes sure that Libya is a thorn in the president and pushes the election of Romney. From day one of Romney administration she spearheads the attacks and builds a campaign machine and war chest. By 2016 she and a compliant press make Romney damaged goods and she cake walks through the primaries and into the general election. Remember WHO ANSWERED THE 3 AM CALL - not Obama, but Hillary.

It’s all part of her plan.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by FormerRep
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To: tobyhill
John Bolton provides some clarity on who has responsibility for foreign policy.

Bolton Sounds Off on the Congressional Hearing in the Benghazi Terror Attack

19 posted on 10/16/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: tobyhill

Jeremiah 31:22

King James Version (KJV)

22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 12:38:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: tobyhill

She’s “Not Some Stand by Your Man”.

Wonder if anyone will get that??????


21 posted on 10/16/2012 12:39:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: tobyhill

Politico=RAT Bass Turds. You can’t believe anything that they put out!


22 posted on 10/16/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: tobyhill

Hillary is taking the blame for failed security, not for Failed Foreign Policy. The Obama foreign policy is still unraveling as we speak.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 12:47:19 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Vendome

Jennifer Flowers Reference I thought the same thing.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 12:47:32 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: SDShack

What you say is true. Plus the spin on this clinton story is almost relativistic. Faster than light bullshit. If Romney plays his cards right this evening, obama’s head will explode, he’ll have so much ‘splainin to do.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: tobyhill

I mean what price is she paying? She’s not resigning or enduring anything else that would suggest there are consequences. Just words and move on.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 12:59:41 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: tobyhill

This is nothing short of Hillary performing political jujitsu and coming out clean and dirt free.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 1:35:59 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: FormerRep
Everyone here is thinking completely wrong about this. There is no love lost between the Clintons and the Obamas. Hillary isn’t taking one for the team - she is sticking it to the team. By undermining the executive credibility and taking a buck stops here she is furthering her long term goal - a 2016 run against an incumbent Republican.

You've got that exactly right. Hillary is no dope, especially when politics are involved. Evil, yes - but no dope. She has maneuvered things so that she can run against Romney in 2016, rather than against some (now) unknown person after 8 years of a Rat Presidency. She will have, if Obama loses, have succeeded in placing herself in the position of Romney right now, vs. that of McCain in 2008.

I hate her guts, but she's just ensured that she's the Dem nominee in 2016, and that she'll have the best possible shot at things then. Not bad, Cankles.

28 posted on 10/16/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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