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Romney missteps on Libya may hurt bid to bash Obama on foreign policy
Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2012 | By Scott Wilson and Anne Gearan

Posted on 10/17/2012 11:26:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

A series of missteps by Republican nominee Mitt Romney in criticizing President Obama’s account of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, may make it far harder for him to continue using the incident as the heart of his wider complaint about the incumbent’s foreign policy record.

Romney has seized on the coordinated attack, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, to back his contention that Obama has weakened the U.S. presence in the world and overseen an intentional diminution of American influence abroad.

In an election likely to be decided on economic issues, Romney’s move into foreign policy has stirred tensions within his campaign. But it has also put in play an issue — management of foreign policy — on which Obama once held a commanding lead.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; journalism; libya; mediapac
Horse Hockey.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lies. The public saw through Crowley’s pathetic rescue of Obama for what it was.

Obama got a temporary reprieve, but people still know they’re being lied to and don’t like it at all.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:28:30 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No “BARF” parenthetical?


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What misstep on Libya? The President lied and even that fool Crowley finally admitted it.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:29:02 AM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, the MSM are officially in a panic and creating alternate universes.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oh look - the Post is trying to go on the offense.

They'd best not look behind them when they go 'over the top'.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 11:29:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Let's be serious....The world is more screwed up than ever with Muslim PC all over the palce.

Remember FORT HOOD WAS NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK....according to Obama and the department of justice.

7 posted on 10/17/2012 11:29:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thankfully we can think for ourselves. Romney needs to say just enough to speak to the issue but thankfully articles like this and efforts like that by Candy last night are making that easy. We can reach our own conclusions.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 11:30:24 AM PDT by Frapster (There you go again....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fools.


9 posted on 10/17/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They are whistling past the graveyard big time!..................


10 posted on 10/17/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Monday’s coming.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He did not misstep - and thus harm his chances to bring up the subject again!! Wash. Post is trying very hard to elect Obama. The subject of Libya will be in the news for the next 5 days or so including the weekend.

Candy Crowley interferred with the discussion, and everyone knows it. So, for the past 18 hours or so, this is the main discussion to come out of the 2nd debate. Hardly a subject that will be tbled during nxt week’s foreign policy debate.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
WaPo: Romney missteps on Libya may hurt bid to bash Obama on foreign policy

TonyInOhio: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA snort HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

13 posted on 10/17/2012 11:32:35 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And here is the followup. Axelrod to Crowley to the Washington Post.


14 posted on 10/17/2012 11:33:41 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; StarFan; NautiNurse; Black Agnes
Horse Hockey.

Exactly... total BS!

15 posted on 10/17/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only in your dreams, libs, only in your dreams.

Clueless wishful thinking combined with pitiful desperation is never attractive.


16 posted on 10/17/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
We shouldn't be challenging what Obama claims he said on Sept 12th - We should be accepting that he called it an "act of terror" on Sept 12th, and then challenging him to defend the two weeks that followed - challenge the fact that he and his administration, knowing that this was in fact a terrorist attack, chose to spend two weeks denouncing the video instead of denouncing the terrorism:

See the link for an effective example of this:

Obama's Benghazi Lies
17 posted on 10/17/2012 11:35:54 AM PDT by zencycler
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Monday’s upcoming debate is on foreign policy, is it not?
Romney will be well prepared I expect. He can hitObama on Libya again.
He should also be prepared for Bob Scheiffer to reveal his bias too, prepared to stand up for his right to finish his comments and speak the truth.
And............this debate will be the last, the opportunity for Romeny to instill in the voters a message they will not forget on Nov.6.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 11:36:16 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Monday’s upcoming debate is on foreign policy, is it not?
Romney will be well prepared I expect. He can hitObama on Libya again.
He should also be prepared for Bob Scheiffer to reveal his bias too, prepared to stand up for his right to finish his comments and speak the truth.
And............this debate will be the last, the opportunity for Romeny to instill in the voters a message they will not forget on Nov.6.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 11:37:24 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Red Badger; TheOldLady

[working him in just because I can] ;D

20 posted on 10/17/2012 11:39:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Romney missteps on Libya may hurt bid to bash Obama on foreign policy

Tell me... what color is the sky in your world?

21 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:22 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obviously, the writers of this article got together and pulled out their best Alinsky stunts.

If you switch the names Romney and Obama in the title you get the reality.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Heh. What world do these “journalists” live in?


23 posted on 10/17/2012 11:41:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The authors, Wilson and Gearan, are absolutely clueless. If anything, it gives Romney a perfect opportunity to say something like - in case I was not clear....

For whatever reason, the abject lies, distortions, subterfuge, cover-ups and agitprop surrounding four deaths and numerous casualties in Bhengazi epitomize what has been happening over the last five years - including Obama’s 2008 election campaign.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Insane people, absolutely insane.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: exit82

Indeed, Monday is coming!

Do Obama, his handlers, and his fans in the press really think that this issue has been taken care of? Oh no no no. Obama/Crowley’s smart-assness will only focus Mitt and make him hit harder on Monday. Even with Schieffer, there will be nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. It will be a joy to watch. I can hardly wait.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT by RanMan (Defend The Constitution)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is the panick response from WaPo, the best they can do on short notice. Tsunami, or iow ‘preference cascade’.

Brings to mind one lord/king trying to stop the tide coming in with his raised palm.

Completely laughable too.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The propaganda spin is incredible.

Freedom of the Press, it is a crime for it to be used as a means of deception. Beware Press, there may come a time when you will be called to account for your hand in the destruction of Freedom.

28 posted on 10/17/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Candy “Creepy” Crowley is of course the unbiased arbiter of what is the truth...


29 posted on 10/17/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More lying BS from the leftist Post. No wonder newspapers are dying.


30 posted on 10/17/2012 11:54:34 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Washington Post has gone on record now as being such shills for the Democrat party, that they will turn a blind eye to the coverup by the Obama administration over the missing anti-aircraft missiles in Libya. Would Americans turn a blind eye to an organization so invested in the Democrat party that they refused to cover Obama’s incompetence if it led to a terrorist attack?


31 posted on 10/17/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: exit82

Crowley did Romney a favor. Romney is going to crush Obama with his lies in Monday. If Obama is willing to lie about something so obvious to everyone, is there anything he wouldn’t lie about?


32 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:11 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: TonyInOhio

TonyInOhio: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA snort HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Let me continue: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA gasp/snort HA HA HA HA...


33 posted on 10/17/2012 12:06:49 PM PDT by Lent
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To: SeaHawkFan

And BIG BIRD may talk THE FOREIGNER into confessing he is ineligible and run for president himself. The frauds on the left are grasping for straws. Notice there only solutions are to distract and attack Romney for some delusional reason they zero in on that means absolutely nothing in the big picture.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: zencycler

I’m wondering about the jurisdiction of the FBI investigating what happened in Benghazi. If it was a terror attack, shouldn’t the military be used to protect us?


35 posted on 10/17/2012 12:12:03 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Banghazi is the biggest scandal since Watergate. And it’s Romney who “misstepped” on Libya.

The media is corrupt.


36 posted on 10/17/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

this was scripted

Romney makes gaff about [insert anything here]

Romney missteps about [insert here]

If romney goes swimming, the MSM reports romney can’t walk on water.


37 posted on 10/17/2012 12:13:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: mortal19440

The Washington Post must be the only ones who saw a mos step I saw none.

People died and Obama lied.

Can’t wait to see the Wapo fold up like a cheap suit.


38 posted on 10/17/2012 12:37:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama couldn’t have a Teleprompter so he had a Candyprompter.


39 posted on 10/17/2012 12:45:36 PM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BULLSH!T!

LLS


40 posted on 10/17/2012 1:09:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
MSM depicted below


41 posted on 10/17/2012 1:15:18 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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