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Obama camp: ‘President Obama takes responsibility’ for Benghazi
Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 10/16/2012 2:26:48 PM PDT by Snuph

President Obama’s campaign spokeswoman said that he “takes responsibility” for the security of U.S. diplomats, less than a day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took the blame.

“President Obama takes responsibility for the safety and security of all diplomats serving overseas,” said Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Fox News today. “Secretary Clinton of course has a great amount of responsibility as Secretary of State.”

Psaki denied that Clinton’s remarks were a “coordinated roll-out” to shelter Obama ahead of the debate, as Fox’s Shepard Smith suggested.

“I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN during a trip to Peru yesterday. “The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals.”

Three Republican senators replied by arguing that “the buck stops” with Obama. “If the President was truly not aware of this rising threat level in Benghazi, then we have lost confidence in his national security team, whose responsibility it is to keep the President informed,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in a joint statement.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillarysfault; obama; obamasfault
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1 posted on 10/16/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

Hillary didn’t fall on her sword, she forced Obama’s hand right before the debate to leave him open for Romney to attack.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Snuph

Does she resign?

What are the consequences of accepting blame?


3 posted on 10/16/2012 2:28:58 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Snuph

LOL! Sorry Barry. Hillary wants to take the responsibility. The early bird gets the worm. LOL! Clown!


4 posted on 10/16/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Snuph

Nobody puts baby in the corner.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 2:29:44 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Snuph

he takes responsiblity of the “US diplomats” you have to really read what they say. Not anything else.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 2:31:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Snuph

He’ll use this as a deflection to any comments Romney makes tonight. He’ll just say he’s getting to the bottom of it with an investigation and will delay any response for 3 weeks, then drop it.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 2:31:32 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Snuph
Gee, that only took some 18 hours for somebody at Camp 0bama to figure out what was going on.
8 posted on 10/16/2012 2:31:36 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Snuph

BIDENITUS - Instead of the brain sending signals to the mouth, the mouth sends signals to the brain making you believe everything you think.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 2:32:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Snuph

this tells me they are getting hit hard in the polls over Benghazi. They are worried he would take a huge hit in the debate me thinks as well.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Snuph

So Hilary’s statement really didn’t help Obama.

My theory is Obama can’t help himself with words, because people already know he is a disappointment. This is very much like Carter/ Reagan.

Obama’s only hopes are:

1. Huge base turnout. IMHO he will get a huge black turnout again. We will see.

2. Attack someone militarily. Libyans come to mind.

3. Convince people they can’t vote for Romney. I think this is plan A, so there is going to be some form of the Bush dui revelation coming down the pike. Also all the war on women baloney, forced ultrasounds, denied rape abortions, cats and dogs living together, etc.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Snuph

This is getting “Hollywood Movie”


12 posted on 10/16/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Snuph

                          



             

13 posted on 10/16/2012 2:33:56 PM PDT by tomkat (clear your calendars . . . it's Take Out the Trash Day on Nov 6, America ! !)
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To: Snuph
Psaki denied that Clinton’s remarks were a “coordinated roll-out” to shelter Obama ahead of the debate, as Fox’s Shepard Smith suggested.

what, Shep being useful for his once-in-a-quarter-century?


14 posted on 10/16/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Terry Mross

Mark this down in the “interesting” category. After 4-5 weeks of no ownership, now they are falling all over themselves to take ownership. This could get interesting ...


15 posted on 10/16/2012 2:34:13 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Snuph

Hey Obamadork, shove that famous extended middle finger up your Obamahole.

You are slime.

No, wait, slime is much much better than you.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Snuph

Translation: Obama - “Me Too!”


17 posted on 10/16/2012 2:35:40 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Snuph
So, where the hell was he, for six hours in the afternoon and p.m.?

Golfing? Drunk? Stoned?


18 posted on 10/16/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Snuph

President Me Too leads again — from behind.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 2:37:08 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Snuph

OK then both Hillary and Obama can resign.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 2:37:49 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Free America52

Maybe Obama will go so far as to mimic James Cagney as Rocky in Angels With Dirty Faces. He may go “yellow” at the debate.

“Yeah, I killed the diplomats, please don’t vote me out, it wasn’t Hilary it was me! Oh God, please don’t take my presidency!!!!”

Is it true, fada, did Obama really go yella at the debate?

Yes son, it’s true, Obama went out a coward, now let’s all go to church and say a prayer for a president who was never as quick as the Clintons.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: linn37

Better yet, file criminal charges against both of them and use their admission of guilt to prosecute.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: TigerClaws
What is the point of taking Responsibility if there are no consequences. Hillary, Obama, Rice and Biden got those 4 people killed and they do not even care and yet nothing happens to them. Same goes with Fast and Furious Obama and Holder knew people would get killed and they don't care they set the people up get them killed and yet nothing happens to them. Disgusting
I think Hillary should have all her security taken away and see how long she makes it overseas without incident.
24 posted on 10/16/2012 2:44:44 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Snuph

Imagine the highest levels of our government politicizing a terrorist attack solely for the purpose of ‘disarming the opposition’ for a political debate. What a joke.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 2:45:07 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Snuph

What a sad, sad state of leadership or lack there of from this White House.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 2:45:22 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Travis McGee

” Golfing? Drunk? Stoned? “

D) All of the above


27 posted on 10/16/2012 2:45:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Williams

This obviously made Obama look like a coward, and using a woman for a scapegoat .

This would have escalated his loss of woman voters.
Problem is Hillary already took the blame 5 weeks after nobody took responsibility.
Him fighting Hillary for responsibility this late isn’t a win for Obama .


28 posted on 10/16/2012 2:46:48 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Tzar

Obama is the idiot here. Hillary just checkmated him.
It makes him look like he thought she’d go under the bus
and he’d be ok. She and Slick have thought this through
and I’ll bet she resigns before the election. That will
make her look like she’s got some principles.

2016 rolls around, fresh coat of lipstick, botox, face
lift and she’s ready to go!


29 posted on 10/16/2012 2:46:50 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Williams

This obviously made Obama look like a coward, and using a woman for a scapegoat .

This would have escalated his loss of woman voters.
Problem is Hillary already took the blame 5 weeks after nobody took responsibility.
Him fighting Hillary for responsibility this late isn’t a win for Obama .


30 posted on 10/16/2012 2:47:33 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

Would a question for tonite be why he took responsibility only 24 hours after Hillary, and who really is personally responsible for the attack? As a followup, does this show a weakness in leadership?


31 posted on 10/16/2012 2:49:28 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Snuph

He finally takes responsibility? It has been how long after the event?

This guy is pathetic.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Snuph

Ditt-O-bama


33 posted on 10/16/2012 2:53:43 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Terry Mross

More like the anus sending signals to the brain via the rectal-tectal pathway. (Also responsible for crappy outlook on life.)


34 posted on 10/16/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Shadow44
I'm wondering if she added...."It's not the Presidents responsibility" with a little smirk...

She may be on a "get even" binge...and he can't do a damn thing UNLESS he forces her to resign...

She's got him by the gonads.

35 posted on 10/16/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Snuph

Hmmm....nothing about lying about the reason for the attack (the you tube movie)?


36 posted on 10/16/2012 2:56:10 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: All

Note this from the campaign, Not Zero himself nor the White House. He can use it do dodge tonight then disavow it tomorrow


37 posted on 10/16/2012 2:58:19 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

Oh yeah, well I take responsibility for the assasination of John F. kennedy, and now I’m going to order some pizza.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 3:07:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Shadow44

She never took the blame: she blamed it on “security professionals.” Romney better not let Obama get away with that.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Snuph

Once again, Odungo shows up late, a month later the POS admits he runs a playground.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 3:08:01 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Snuph
What if, MONTHS AGO Obama knew that he was facing a very up hill battle to retain the White House?

Now just suppose, that Obama knows that Benghazi was/is a terrorist hot spot. His administration purposely reduces the security forces there hoping or knowing that there will be an attack there on 9/11/12 for a number of terrorist reasons. Now, the attack happens with just enough time for Obastard to launch a military strike a week or a couple of days before the election just to make himself "look" presidential and all. You know, Wag the Dog just to get a bump to try to push him into victory.

It makes me sick to even consider such a notion but it is EXACTLY what the demoncrats would do.

41 posted on 10/16/2012 3:09:07 PM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Shadow44

She did neither, this is the temporary fix they need to get through the election and Hillary is simply doing a damage control. She gave Obama cover for Biden’s lie and credibility for tonight’s debate if he is asked the question, I promise you, he will parrot her with a similar response.

“The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals.”


42 posted on 10/16/2012 3:11:56 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: sanjuanbob

Good question . Taking responsibility 24 hours after Hillary already took responsibility 5 weeks later.
Epic fail.
Another question .
Mr president you have taken responsibility for the terror attacks 5 weeks ago. When did you conclude that you were responsible.

This is what they would ask a republican so this question will never
be asked.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Snuph
Jeez, already?

It only took a month of hiding, lying, coverups, whitewashes and media blackouts...

What a bunch of idiots.

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.

44 posted on 10/16/2012 3:35:37 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: Snuph

He’s responsible for the “video” hoax too.


45 posted on 10/16/2012 3:45:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Snuph
A campaign spokeswoman made the statement.

Oblamer still has plenty of wiggle room to revise and extend the remarks.

46 posted on 10/16/2012 3:47:42 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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47 posted on 10/16/2012 3:56:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Snuph

I would love for mitt to ask what he means when he says he takes responsibility. He will resign? Fire Hillary? ....


48 posted on 10/16/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT by garageconservative
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To: SC_Pete

She never took the blame: she blamed it on “security professionals.” Romney better not let Obama get away with that.


The other issue is WHO told Susan Rice to lie during interviews on 5 separate networks 5 days after the attack:

As for who approved Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points for a string of Sunday-show appearances five days after the 9/11/12 attack in which she infamously insisted the whole thing was the spontaneous result of outrage over an internet video (even though we now know that intelligence officials knew it was a coordinated, pre-planned attack within 24 hours), Clinton maintained that you’d have to ask Ambassador Rice herself, via the WFB:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/16/rice-my-talking-points-were-purely-a-function-of-what-was-provided-to-us-by-intelligence/


49 posted on 10/16/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Snuph

I think Hillary played Obama on this. She was getting a lot of bad press and blame already. Why not just accept blame before the debate, and leave Obama open to accusations of throwing her under the bus. In effect she forced him to take blame lol.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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