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Hillary Apologizes for Benghazi, But Where’s Obama?
Commentary ^ | 10/16/2012 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 10/16/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT by mojito

This is nothing short of disastrous for President Obama. After dodging responsibility for the Benghazi attack for over a month, pointing fingers at everything from the State Department to the intelligence community, the White House is outclassed by…Hillary Clinton. By taking the blame now, Hillary effectively 1.) Undermined Obama’s leadership, 2.) Put pressure on him right before a major debate to take the heat...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillary; libya; obama
Hillary just said that it was 3 am and Zero wasn't answering the phone (he was in Vegas, I guess), so she took the call.
1 posted on 10/16/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

The Clintons sure have the ‘I apologize’ thing down pat, don’t they??

It’s about all either one of them can be counted on to do!!

Screw up then stand in front of a camera and play contrite!


2 posted on 10/16/2012 1:02:03 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: mojito
John Bolton provides some clarity on who has responsibility for foreign policy.

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

3 posted on 10/16/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: All
Jeanine Pirro lays it on the line. 0bama lied and is lying.

Justice with Judge Jeanine opening statement 10/13/12

4 posted on 10/16/2012 1:04:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mojito
Actually, it was mid-afternoon and into the evening when the consulate was under attack.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mojito

Apology is not an appropriate response for taking responsibility. Stepping down is.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 1:05:30 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: mojito
The cartoon character "Dilbert" said it best (for me): Never be in the room when a decision is made
7 posted on 10/16/2012 1:05:41 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: mojito

Americans died, there is no reason for his apology. Now if Muslims had died he’d be repeating his “bow to the world” tour.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 1:07:48 PM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: mojito

I hope is messes with him big time tonight. I hope it is one of the questions by the audience of why he didn’t man up and let Hillary take the fall instead. I hope somebody asks him just how big is the bus of his he keeps throwing folks under including his own grandmother back in ‘08.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 1:08:21 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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Who is responsible for the "video" hoax?

Who is responsible for ignoring the real-time feed coming from the burning consulate?

10 posted on 10/16/2012 1:08:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mojito

0bama has now been boxed in by his own administration. If he doesn’t accept responsibility, he’s proves he’s no leader. We all know this, but to the Americans who are not totally in the tank for him, this kills him. People instinctively know a leader and know who is not. Everyone has had the bad boss who dumps on their employees.

If he accepts responsibility, he opens himself up to all the attacks about blowing off security briefings, ignoring the requests for more security, going to Vegas instead of responding to the attack, and then lying and covering up.

This is so bad, I think the media will finally say “you’re on your own.”


11 posted on 10/16/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: mojito

When it comes to US security, Barry still abides by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 1:09:40 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: llevrok
That sounds like something Wally would say.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 1:09:56 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: mojito

Last night Hillary also apologized to San Diego Chargers fans, taking responsibility for their team blowing a 24-point halftime lead.


14 posted on 10/16/2012 1:11:05 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mojito; CAluvdubya; Ms. AntiFeminazi
The disarray we are witnessing is delicious. The dems are dumfounded as they push to what they believe is their destiny.

It will be for us to dutifully observe their self-destruction.

15 posted on 10/16/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: mojito
Hillary plays the martyr well. She used Bill's indiscretions to attract sympathy, especially from women, and create her own political identity. She still has powerful friends in the news media who can spin this into altruism and selfless patriotism.
16 posted on 10/16/2012 1:12:04 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: mojito
‘Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?’

0bama ignores, walks away from reporter's question. CNN video of the exchange at the link.

http://freebeacon.com/is-hillary-to-blame-for-benghazi/

17 posted on 10/16/2012 1:12:34 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Qwackertoo

I’m guessing his spin doctors have come up with a teleprompter response, and “that’s his story and he’s sticking to it.” In tonight’s debate, it will be the very first question right out of the box so he can get his story out there before he forgets it. It also gets the issue out of the way so it doesn’t hang over his head, waiting for the shoe to drop.

Candy will follow the instructions of Axelrod to do exactly this.

Just my guess.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 1:13:48 PM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: b4its2late
Apology is not an appropriate response for taking responsibility. Stepping down is.

I actually heard Hillary's statement on the car radio while out today. She does say she takes responsibility for the attack, but in the very same breath she blames her security people. She was very quick to pass the buck elsewhere in her organization.

What started out as a class act became classless.

19 posted on 10/16/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by olezip
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To: mojito

There are four dead Americans who were tortured to death and some of whom were raped by muslim son 9/11, all this administration can do is lie about it, and this damned woman says she’s sorry!?

COLOR ME UNDERF*CKINGWHELMED, MADAME SECRETARY!


20 posted on 10/16/2012 1:15:07 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mojito

I watched her state that the State Department is in charge of security at diplomatic locations.

I also watched her state that she lets the State Department Security Agency handle that, and that she will be reviewing what went wrong.

She didn’t take the blame. She shifted the blame onto the State Department’s Security Agency.

This is so typical of Clinton admissions of guilt. But they sure have it down pat, what the networks will do, even networks that should know better.

FoxNews still refers to it as Hillary throwing herself under the bus. No, she in an exercise of piety and pompous behavior, explained how she has it all under control, and it’s really the fault of the State Department Security Agency.

Why in the Sam Hell can’t anyone else see this? Our media is deaf, dumb, blind, and corrupt to boot.

Her pompous attitude had me wanting to punch her lights out. Four people died, and Obama/Clinton lied.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 1:17:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: mojito
But Where's Obama?

Behind Hillary's skirt.

22 posted on 10/16/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: mojito
But what does it mean that she "accepts responsibility"?

Absolutely nothing.

Is she responsible for denying adequate security?

Is she responsible for spreading the "it's all the video" BS?

What exactly does it mean?

Diddle

E.

Squat.

23 posted on 10/16/2012 1:19:33 PM 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: mojito

Obama’s paying Hillary to take the fall for Benghazi.
I wonder what it’s costing him.
You can bet it’s not going to be cheap.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 1:19:41 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: mojito

But then came a substantive question, to which Obama had no answer:

POLITICO: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?

OBAMA: (Silence. Kept walking.)

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/a-question-obama-should-be-asked-tonight.php


25 posted on 10/16/2012 1:22:40 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: mojito
In fact, it played out just the way Hiilary said it would...

     

Somebody had to 'man up', and it wasn't Oblamer.

Just like Hillary's ad predicted.

26 posted on 10/16/2012 1:24:11 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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He's saving his grand answer for tonight's debate..

Drum roll, please..

"IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!"

Then Romney says, "Do you always make sitting ducks out of your Ambassadors?"

27 posted on 10/16/2012 1:24:40 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: mojito

Hillary has just lobbed the land mine in Barry’s court. A “president” would immediately accept the blame, the buck stops here and all that. It is VERY unlikely that The One will do that, especially give 3 weeks to election day. Don’t think Hillary is done with this phony falling-on-the-sword bit. This is a topic which will remain in public view until election day. And don’t be surprised as Hillary will be silently and secretly behind it!


28 posted on 10/16/2012 1:27:57 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: mojito


29 posted on 10/16/2012 1:28:40 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: mojito

Hilary is lying, the buck does not stop with her, it stops in the Oval Office. She lies so much she probably doesn’t realize her error.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: olezip

Useless.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Hillary is attempting a classic political judo move and taking the blame after everyone knows that Obama is the boss and has been ducking, hiding and lying for weeks already.

Somebody had to be the man in this mess, and it wasn't Oblamer.

This maneuver of Hillary's could just end up putting Oblamer under the bus.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: mojito

REVIEW WHAT THE BALD-FACED LIARS SAY....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=IhQRkMKyePI&feature=endscreen


33 posted on 10/16/2012 1:38:47 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: b4its2late

“Apology is not an appropriate response for taking responsibility. Stepping down is.”

I agree - such disgraceful incompetence ALWAYS led to key players resignations. That is until Bubba came to town...

The voters in the USA used to demand (and expect) nothing less from their representatives, and now maybe 50% of voters either don’t know, or don’t care!

Anation of sheep will be governed by wolves...


34 posted on 10/16/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by delcopatriot
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To: mojito

All Presidents have had the “RED Phone”..
Obama’s phone is no doubt “GREEN”.. or sometimes “Black”..

The Hildebeast has the “RED Phone”.. go figure...
Best not to think too deeply about this.. can send goosebumps up the neck bone..


35 posted on 10/16/2012 2:04:00 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: mojito

I don’t care how much Hillary apologizes. It is Obama’s fault our ambassador was tortured and is dead. Hillary will have yer own crimes to apologize and serve time for. Or what does Whitewater mean?


36 posted on 10/16/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by righttackle44 ( I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine . . .)
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To: mojito

Hillary parsed words: She took responsibility but placed the BLAME on “security professionals.” Responsibility without accountability is typical Clinton double-speak.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 2:16:08 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: mojito

I have to admit that Hillary is brilliant (or maybe its Bill). She “takes the blame” (though not really, she blames the State Dept. security office), thus making Bathhouse Barry look bad (not hard to do, mind you). This could well cost Bathhouse Barry the election...which is EXACTLY what Hillary wants. Then she’s the front runner who actually “took responsibility” (so she’ll say, and ditto the LSM), making her a shoe-in for the 2016 nomination. Any foreign policy disasters resulting from actions taken (or not) during the Obama Administration will be blamed on Obama by Hillary or her surrogates.

In 2016 she’ll face Romney when he’ll be certain to have made a few enemies or ticked off a few people in the course of cutting federal spending quite a bit, rather than running against a Republican who will capitalize on 8 LOOOOOONG years of a Rat Presidency. By this action, she’ll have placed herself in the position of Romney now, vs. that of McCain 4 years ago.

I used to think that after she lost in 2008, it was all over for the Klintoons - but not so, she’s maneuvered things so as to be a candidate in 4 years - and she’s damned shrewd (besides being a shrew), so she’ll stand a good chance of winning. I hate her guts and never want to see her with any authority, but I have to admire her political smarts.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 2:18:47 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: mojito

She’s not fit for office. She looks awful. I’m sure this has all been stressful.
Resign, please, Mrs. Bill Clinton.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 2:43:49 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: mojito

But Where’s Obama?

answer:

Sleeping during the live action he could have seen in the situation room but chose to roll over and go back to sleep.

He could have cancelled his Las Vegas trip declaring the emergency situation, showing some interest in the assault on his Ambassador and others. He didn’t though showing his outrageous sense of priority.

Unbelievable behavior from the leader of the free world and the commander in chief of the armed forces, truly unbelievable.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 2:52:09 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: henkster
This is so bad, I think the media will finally say “you’re on your own.”

In our dreams

41 posted on 10/16/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: mojito

Sincere apology.

42 posted on 10/16/2012 3:04:53 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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