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'My son is NOT very optimal... he is very dead': Mother of U.S. diplomat....
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Posted on 10/19/2012 10:08:30 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

The mother of an American diplomat killed during a terrorist raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has hit out at Barack Obama for describing the attack as 'not optimal', saying: 'My son is not very optimal - he is also very dead.'

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziparents; benghazivictims; bho44; bumpintheroad; libya; notoptimal; obama; seansmith; soshillary
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1 posted on 10/19/2012 10:08:37 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

During an interview shown on Comedy Central, Obama responded to a question about his administration’s confused communication after the assault by saying: ‘If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline today, Pat Smith, whose son Sean died in the raid, said: ‘It was a disrespectful thing to say and I don’t think it’s right.
‘How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.’


2 posted on 10/19/2012 10:09:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I think Obama being President is not very “optimal”


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

“‘How can you say somebody being killed is not very optimal? I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.’

Ask him how he scored on his college boards...or what grades he got in English...


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

Then he’d call her racist...


5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

” : ‘My son is not very optimal - he is also very dead.’ “

Give her an A+


6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:36 AM 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: ConservativeMan55

‘.. not very optimal - .. also very dead.’

like O’s chance to get re-elected.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

“Then he’d call her racist...”

Actually, I think he meant to say “not very relevant.”


9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:21 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

Q “ Ask him how he scored on his college boards.”

A 57 states


10 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:46 AM 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: jessduntno

“I don’t think the President has the right idea of the English language.”

I don’t think the President is right in the head, but you are on the right track.

Many prayers for the Smith family and for the families of the other people who surrendered their lives in service of their country on that awful night.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 10:15:42 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: JustaCowgirl

I don’t think he’s right in the head either... not very optimal..


12 posted on 10/19/2012 10:16:45 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: JustaCowgirl

“Bump in the road”. Mitt will hammer him on that comment.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Just a bump in the road, I guess ...


14 posted on 10/19/2012 10:17:56 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
First murdered Ambassador Stevens is just a "bump in the road " and now this. Obama doesn't know when to stop digging does he.
15 posted on 10/19/2012 10:18:36 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ConservativeMan55

I can’t wait to see this messed-up j*ck*ss go down in flames on November 6th, along with his repulsive retinue.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 10:19:07 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: JustaCowgirl

Problem is when he loses he’s gonna try and take the rest of us down with him.

He’ll still have 3 months to wreak havoc..


17 posted on 10/19/2012 10:20:22 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Nice to see American media picking up...oh, guess not.
18 posted on 10/19/2012 10:22:21 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The sad truth is that this is how Obama actually thinks about the death of 4 men: a “not optimal, bump in the road”. He is a supremely unconcealed, unfeeling narcissist.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 10:22:53 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ConservativeMan55
Obama has just lost the mothers with sons vote.
Might as well say he also lost the women vote ( Liberal NOW COW HAGS and Liberal women in general don't count as women ) because most women can and will identify and relate with this grieving woman.



A GRIEVING MOTHER GRIEVES AND CRIES WHILE OBAMA MAKES JOKES " NOT OPTIONAL " LAUGHS AND LIES

20 posted on 10/19/2012 10:23:24 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jessduntno

Well, you gotta admit, English probably isn’t his first language. His native language probably is riddled with a lot of “Allahs this and Allahs that”.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 10:23:46 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ConservativeMan55
Stewart: "I would say and even you would admit it was not the optimal response -- at least to the American people as far as all of us being on the same page."
Obama: "Here is what I will say -- if four Americans get killed, it is not optimal. And we are going to fix it.... And what happens during the course of a presidency, you know, the government is a big operation -- at any given time, something screws up and you make sure you find out what's broken and you fix it."


To be totally fair, Stewart had used "not the optimal response" in his question. But still, it was an amateur move for Obama to reuse the inappropriate word in his reply. Really stupid.

And you can't "fix" dead.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 10:24:15 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“He’ll still have 3 months to wreak havoc..”

He’ll try, but there will be open opposition from his own party (who at that point can openly admit he is toxic). There are political repercussions that others won’t want to suffer for his tantrum...


23 posted on 10/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Problem is when he loses he’s gonna try and take the rest of us down with him.

We need to take him down and tried for treason after he's out of office with all of his college records!
24 posted on 10/19/2012 10:24:39 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Gosh....my heart just breaks for her. :( Seeing the interview she did on CNN made me cry.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: massgopguy

The foreign policy debate is the one I will actually watch...with a bottle of Tums.

In the course of human events and our Republic I hope that the Obama presidency will be seen as a “bump in the road” that helped us learn from our mistakes and we will never, ever elect a Marxist again. (yeah, I’m stretching it)


26 posted on 10/19/2012 10:26:26 AM PDT by madison10
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To: ConservativeMan55
Problem is when he loses he’s gonna try and take the rest of us down with him.

I agree. The country and the new President's team had better be prepared for anything. I think he'll issue executive orders designed to push the country over the edge, and try to use the liberal courts to his advantage. Maybe try to incite widespread rioting, lawlessness, and civil disobedience. I can't see him getting far on that last one, but I believe he'll try.

27 posted on 10/19/2012 10:29:07 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
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To: jessduntno

“I think he meant to say “not very relevant.”

Or, in Community Organizer speak— “not very revalunt.”


28 posted on 10/19/2012 10:32:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Gaffer

Well, you gotta admit, English probably isn’t his first language. His native language probably is riddled with a lot of “Allahs this and Allahs that”.

True. And when spoken by someone with a mouthful of dog, it may have been hard for the poor lad to understand what the language he was being taught.


29 posted on 10/19/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Genoa

Good post. I thought the same.

When an amateur asks you “it wasn’t the optimal response, right”, WRT the death of Americans and what was the initial response thereof, the president (any president) should have enough sense to say something like, “ it was more than not optimal, it was unacceptable, both the death of my fellow Americans and my initial response”. But Obama is too arrogant to admit a bald faced mistake on his part.

The left will of course try to spin it by pointing to the context of the question but we shouldn’t forget what the correct response SHOULD have been, no matter what the question was.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 10:39:48 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: JustaCowgirl
I think Obama should order the release of his Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

Surely all candidates for Executive Branch positions whether elected or appointed must have taken this test. Judicial Branch as well.

31 posted on 10/19/2012 10:59:17 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I know this is a Brit rag, but some of the press appears to be turning on the President. Notice the choice of picture which shows BHO’s cavalier attitude toward the slain.

This should be good news, and I hope that it is.

But I wonder if it signifies that Romney is already onboard with the EU/UN one-worlder socialist clique, and they can afford to drop BHO?

In other words, they can’t lose because no matter who wins he will continue eroding US sovereignty, continue on the path to socialism, continue to disarm the arsenal of democracy, etc.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: ConservativeMan55

In a sane and just world, regardless of the outcome of the election, IMPEACHMENT proceedings should begin on September 7, 2012.

Sure, it won’t happen, but it damn well should.


33 posted on 10/19/2012 11:10:35 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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During a recent Comedy Central interview with John Stewart, President Obama used the term ‘not optimal’ when referencing the loss of our Ambassador and his staff.

After watching the lead in to his comments, I realized that Stewart was the one that introduced the term ‘not optimal’ into the discussion. Still, you would think Obama would use a more appropriate term(s).

The ‘not optimal’ term does bother me, but what bothers me more, is the way Obama talks about it. Oh yes, the outcome wasn’t optimal, but we’re going to fix it. Tell me Mr. President, how do you fix dead patriots?

The mood is more like, “Yes, we did spill some paint, but we’ll fix it.” The guy’s cold-hearted demeanor is what strikes me when watching the clip.

We’re talking about four men killed here, not the accidental actions that didn’t involve the mortality of humans.

Oh yes, “We lost some fire-wood, but we’ll replace it.”

This guy has no inner core of decency at all when it comes to our country and it’s citizens. He really needs to sit down and evaluate where he truly belongs. Pick a country, any country you can support Mr. President, and after January 20th, please move there, support it to your heart’s content, and leave our nation in peace.

Here’s a clip with the uncut lead-in and follow through of his comments in which he used the term ‘not-optimal’.

Watch the unemotional clinical way this guy addressed our dead citizens. That really trumps the use of the term IMO. There’s no evidence of remorse whatsoever. GAK!!!

This guy gives a damn about the citizens of the United States? NO SALE!!!! Watch this clip.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57535581/obama-to-jon-stewart-benghazi-response-not-optimal/


34 posted on 10/19/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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” The ‘not optimal’ term does bother me, but what bothers me more, is the way Obama talks about it. Oh yes, the outcome wasn’t optimal, but we’re going to fix it. Tell me Mr. President, how do you fix dead patriots?”

To Obama, dead patriots ARE fixed.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 11:14:59 AM 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: DoughtyOne

I just watched it again, and Obama actually starts to break out into a smile as he leads into the response in which he echos the term ‘not-optimal’. He’s going to be addressing the deaths of four people, and his inclination is to grin. It’s momentary, but it’s there. Good grief! What an ass.


36 posted on 10/19/2012 11:16:29 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

There you go making sense again...

I don’t think you’re far from the truth there. It sure doesn’t look like it.


37 posted on 10/19/2012 11:17:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Silent nor more...I am sure Bammy has lost the military vote.


38 posted on 10/19/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Silent no more...I am sure Bammy has lost the military vote.


39 posted on 10/19/2012 11:20:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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I am sure Bammy has lost the military vote.

But the swing states have lost the military ballots.

40 posted on 10/19/2012 11:21:54 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thanks for the clip....Stewart did introduce the word...he steered the whole interview and even partially answered O’s answers for him....

Barry shouldn’t have repeated “not optimal” ...he was repeating a bunch of Stewart’s questions - without adding new words - except “folks” and “screw up” (not him of course...somebody else screwed up...but of course....)


41 posted on 10/19/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Yes, I agree with your take on it.

Him screw up? Such heresy!

Thanks for the response.


42 posted on 10/19/2012 11:48:30 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: JediJones

But the swing states have lost the military ballots.


It was reported that in WI Romney has filed suit that all military ballots be counted (if you recall WI had a bit of a problem sending out the military ballots by the legal deadline). Would expect that to be true in the other states as well.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 11:49:14 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

[Obama responded: ‘Here’s what I’ll say. If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.’

He continued: ‘We’re going to fix it. All of it. And what happens, during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation and any given time something screws up. ]

You can’t fix dead Obama, but you can give answers so why are you doubling down on coverup and lying?


44 posted on 10/19/2012 12:05:21 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I saw this clip on Fox today. It struck me as an odd, disparaging remark for the president to make about 4 Americans who had been killed at our embassy.


45 posted on 10/19/2012 12:09:29 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Gaffer; FReepers
FReepers are off their game today, apparently.

Took until reply #21 for someone to point out the obvious of relevance of ESL vis a vis Ødious !

46 posted on 10/19/2012 12:35:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: ConservativeMan55
Definition of OPTIMAL:

"most desirable or satisfactory"

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optimal
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Obama called the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi not (most desirable or satisfactory) during the taping of “The Daily Show”

47 posted on 10/19/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: kearnyirish2

obama is already beyond toxic; he’s positively radioactive. In Indiana, no democrat candidate invokes his name. Donnely is even running an ad against Mourdock which shows a Romney clip from the first debate, and paints Romney in a favorable light.


48 posted on 10/19/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“-—no matter who wins—”: That is exactly why the fight is not over with this election. The very next program, after Romney wins, will be to work the next four years to hold him to the conservative fire. If he gets arrogant, un-responsive, star struck, enamoured with democrats, or otherwise sucked in to the beltway then the path/choice will be clear-—start working for the next guy who can get it done.-—————————the mistake that Robertson/Falwell made back in 1980 was that they thot they were done when they helped elect Reagan. And the democrats just kept happily and quietly spending us into oblivion. Tea party types are aware the fight won’t be over. The rest must be woke up also.


49 posted on 10/19/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: JustaCowgirl

“Many prayers for the Smith family and for the families of the other people who surrendered their lives in service of their country on that awful night.”

I second that.


50 posted on 10/19/2012 1:35:58 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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