Skip to comments.Hillary Apologizes for Benghazi, But Where’s Obama?
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 Obamas leadership, 2.) Put pressure on him right before a major debate to take the heat...
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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!
Apology is not an appropriate response for taking responsibility. Stepping down is.
Americans died, there is no reason for his apology. Now if Muslims had died he’d be repeating his “bow to the world” tour.
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.
Who is responsible for ignoring the real-time feed coming from the burning consulate?
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.”
When it comes to US security, Barry still abides by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Last night Hillary also apologized to San Diego Chargers fans, taking responsibility for their team blowing a 24-point halftime lead.
It will be for us to dutifully observe their self-destruction.
0bama ignores, walks away from reporter's question. CNN video of the exchange at the link.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Behind Hillary's skirt.
Is she responsible for denying adequate security?
Is she responsible for spreading the "it's all the video" BS?
What exactly does it mean?
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.
But then came a substantive question, to which Obama had no answer:
POLITICO: Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?
OBAMA: (Silence. Kept walking.)
Somebody had to 'man up', and it wasn't Oblamer.
Just like Hillary's ad predicted.
Drum roll, please..
"IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!"
Then Romney says, "Do you always make sitting ducks out of your Ambassadors?"
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!
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.
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.
REVIEW WHAT THE BALD-FACED LIARS SAY....
“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...
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..
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?
Hillary parsed words: She took responsibility but placed the BLAME on “security professionals.” Responsibility without accountability is typical Clinton double-speak.
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.
She’s not fit for office. She looks awful. I’m sure this has all been stressful.
Resign, please, Mrs. Bill Clinton.
But Wheres Obama?
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.
In our dreams