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Report: RNC scrapped pre-election Benghazi ad; Conservatives demand to know why
Twitchy ^ | 5-9-2013 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 05/09/2013 2:39:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing

May 9, 2013

Report: RNC scrapped pre-election Benghazi ad; Conservatives demand to know why

Twitchy Staff

Did the RNC make a big mistake last fall? A new report by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl has many conservatives seeing red.

Johnatha Karl, ABC News, reports that this ad was put together by the RNC last fall but was “scrapped at the last minute because of objections from the Romney campaign, which was concerned the ad would distract from Romney’s efforts to focus on the economy.”

Regardless of whether or not the Romney campaign actually played a role in the RNC’s final decision, many conservatives are frustrated and angry with the RNC for keeping the ad buried at a time when the American public needed to know the truth: ...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; benghazi; benghaziad; rnc; rncad; romney2012
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 2:39:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

They scrapped it because it might have turned the election.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT by null and void (Today I learned in school if they call me ugly & I punch 'em in the nose, they stop calling me ugly!)
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To: smoothsailing

That was a good ad. The Romney campaign was too spineless to run with it.


3 posted on 05/09/2013 2:41:44 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: null and void

we need a coup , not a choice of another set of panty waist Republicans . I think the R Party is as infiltrated with Liberal demorats as the Us.S Gov is infiltrated with Muz Brotherhood . They all gotz to go .

America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers


4 posted on 05/09/2013 2:43:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: smoothsailing

Here’s why: RNC Consultants


5 posted on 05/09/2013 2:44:02 PM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: null and void

“They scrapped it because it might have turned the election.”

WINNER!


6 posted on 05/09/2013 2:44:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: smoothsailing

What a great ad.

The Establishment RINOS have to go or we’ll not win another election.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

Nothing but the election has happened,Run the ad NOW!


8 posted on 05/09/2013 2:49:58 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: smoothsailing

because the GOPe likes to play nice with their enemy. Not another dime shall they get from me. And I regret the money I sent to Romney too.

When will they ever learn you can’t play nice with Dems. Tell the truth. Tell the facts. Let the chips fall where they may.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 2:50:02 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
IDIOTS. Too afraid of the news media.
Tough. Never mind trying to ignite the base.



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10 posted on 05/09/2013 2:50:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cblue55

Proof Mr. Romney wanted Mr. Obama to be the president.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 2:50:45 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: null and void

Becuase - you know those round things men keep in a sack? They have none.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: null and void

Exactly and the Supines lay down again.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 2:51:31 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: smoothsailing

Because they are all in it together. The Muslims are in charge and our career politicians are watching out for their own jobs.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 2:52:05 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: LeoWindhorse
America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers

My new tagline...

15 posted on 05/09/2013 2:52:08 PM PDT by null and void (America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers)
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To: smoothsailing

... Because they are clueless, ball-less and suffer from “Low T”


16 posted on 05/09/2013 2:52:09 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: smoothsailing

Romney much like McCain didn’t have what it took to win, and certainly weren’t willing to do what it took to win.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 2:52:33 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: smoothsailing
WUSSIES!!!
18 posted on 05/09/2013 2:53:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: JaguarXKE
Becuase - you know those round things men keep in a sack? They have none.

They've lost their marbles?

19 posted on 05/09/2013 2:53:22 PM PDT by null and void (America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers)
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To: smoothsailing

If the media had done THEIR job and covered the story, it wouldn’t have mattered. This is just a “day late, dollah short” piece from ABCDISNEYLGBT News trying to divide and conquer conservatives on the issue of Benghazi.

Direct your outrage at those who “knew in advance and did nothing”. Direct your outrage at those who lied to the public repeatedly. Direct your outrage at those who tried to focus the blame on an obscure and first amendment protected youtube video.

Mitt Romney is a nobody today. The President and his staff still hold office. The former Sec. of State is seeking the presidency.

But split hairs over whether a tv ad would’ve swayed the public.


20 posted on 05/09/2013 2:53:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: smoothsailing

>> Romney campaign... was concerned the ad would distract from Romney’s efforts to focus on the economy.

How’d that work out for you, Mitt?

When oh when will they GO FOR THE JUGULAR??? The ‘rats stick their necks out every day but the gutless pukes won’t cut their throats. WHY??!? Why let them ruin the country without a fight?


21 posted on 05/09/2013 2:54:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: smoothsailing
Conservatives demand to know why

I don't demand to know why.

I KNOW why.

Any "conservatives" who are still wrapped up in the GOP fantasy are in no position to demand anything.

22 posted on 05/09/2013 2:55:15 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: smoothsailing

The established Good Ole Pricks did not want to ruffle up Obama as it would make them look like they were petty,racist and beating up Obama for this failure. So instead they became emusculated and stuck their heads in the sand like Ostriches and kept stating everything is fine. Reince Priebus has to go.


23 posted on 05/09/2013 2:57:54 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost…Again"
24 posted on 05/09/2013 2:59:34 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: smoothsailing

They should run it now!! America still deserves the truth!!


25 posted on 05/09/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: smoothsailing

Yeah, and the idiots are fundraising off the hearings already, giving some credence to the claims that this is all political.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 3:03:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: smoothsailing

The 2012 Presidential Election was an election for the taking. It was one the GOP should have won walking away - that election was theirs to lose, which they did. And, now we know, at least in part, why the GOP lost. This BS crap of “taking the high road” pushed by the RNC (lack of) leadership needs to stop. You do not win a war by being nice.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 3:05:49 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: null and void

Romney has no stomach for personal fights.

He thought he could win by focusing on the economy....

You can out negotiate a street fighter.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 3:09:58 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: smoothsailing

... because the Democrats were so nice to Republicans regarding Clarence Thomas, Iran Contra, Abu Ghraib....

Oh, wait!


29 posted on 05/09/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Servant of the Cross
Why am I not surprised AT ALL about this development?


30 posted on 05/09/2013 3:28:29 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: a fool in paradise

Don’t count on the media for anything. Don’t suffer from tunnel vision, outrage can be spread around, there are plenty of targets. Expect conservatives to both walk AND chew gum.


31 posted on 05/09/2013 3:33:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Rinse Prebuecent, and RINO Romney have a LOT to answer for...

As does Carla Robe


32 posted on 05/09/2013 3:35:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

It’s a damn good ad. It could have made a difference. The GOPe, what a crock.


33 posted on 05/09/2013 3:38:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Because the RNC is now the Registry of Nitwits Committee, endorsed by and controlled by the DNC.


34 posted on 05/09/2013 3:48:35 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: smoothsailing

Romney , another master focuser. Great.


35 posted on 05/09/2013 3:52:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: cblue55

Idiots.


36 posted on 05/09/2013 4:05:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LeoWindhorse
America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers

That is tag line worthy.

37 posted on 05/09/2013 4:12:26 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: smoothsailing

Was it Romney or the RNC, the article asks.

Is there a difference?


38 posted on 05/09/2013 4:18:30 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ballplayer
Nothing but the election has happened,Run the ad NOW!

BINGO! What's their excuse now?

39 posted on 05/09/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: penelopesire
Stupid party, I said to many yesterday that the hearing could have happened in October and these people would have told the same story. We controlled the house . This is just another example of the difference in the parties . We let the Dem’s control the process if the shoe had been on the other foot they would have had hearings every day up to the elections. I repeat stupid party.
40 posted on 05/09/2013 4:31:54 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: null and void

RNC is out looking for their gonads like the Congress, IMO.


41 posted on 05/09/2013 4:36:18 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: smoothsailing

Why? Beltway insiders who are completely out of touch with middle America Conservatives.


42 posted on 05/09/2013 4:38:08 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: a fool in paradise
You are right, ABC news is trying to divide and conquer conservatives but ABC is trying to do it by dividing conservatives away from Rino Republicans. Conservatives as a group are quite united in the understanding that there must be an unremitting attack campaign against Democrats from the morning after the election until election Eve at the end of the cycle.

I hope ABC succeeds in dividing conservatives away from Rinos, and that desperate himhope comes from someone who has preached time and again that there must be unity within the Republican Party or we will perish. Clearly, the time has come for Civil War in the Republican Party to determine who will control the party. If the Rinos prevail and retain power over the direction of the party, there is no option now but to split away and incur the unavoidable short-term and intermediate losses necessarily incurred in the startup of the new movement. If the Republican Party does not serve as a vehicle for conservatism, there is no point in losing the election at the primary level because we will certainly lose it at the general election level-even if we score a nominal victory.

If conservatives cannot use the Republican Party as a vehicle for saving the Republic, the Republican Party is no longer of any use but the salvation of the Republic remains a worthy goal. In fact, it is indispensable goal. Conservatism is at an existential threshold. Either we take over the Republican Party or we break away and compete with it. If we stay subsumed and co-opted within the Republican Party we will simply die a lingering death and we may not even survive as a party to watch the demise of the Republic.

The conscience of a conservative cries out for an aggressive unrelenting, unremitting 24/7 campaign against the Democrats from the end of the last cycle to the beginning of the next. We cannot, as you suggest, rely on the media because it is perfectly clear they will not abide a Democrat defeat. This particular television ad is an example of a Republican effort to get around the media to the electorate. This ad, or rather the failure to run this and, must be exploited as a metaphor of the Rinos failure aggressively to fight our corner.

We are at about seven months since the last election, seven months that John Boehner and most of the Republicans have frittered away. Karl Rove has not squandered his time, he is setting up a money machine with which to dominate the Republican Party and stifle conservatism. We are in a civil war to win control of the Republican Party and we are in a war to the death with Democrats. We cannot lose on either front if we are to save the Republic.

This is a momentous and perilous course. I am not unaware that break away movements and third-party startups are historically doomed in America with, of course, the great exception of the Whigs and Republicans just before the Civil War. Such a schism normally should be avoided at all costs. But after McCain and Romney, after both Bushes, I see no other way ahead.


43 posted on 05/09/2013 4:56:07 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

read the rules, infiltrate one or both parties, boy have they nearly got all their rules passed and still our side is cowardly minus Cruz and Sarah, seems to me that we have been taken over, and when those Like Cruz and Sarah speak up the infiltrators attack them .

Does the RNC, GOP also sit down with their lefty pals and come up with plans to silence us, hell even talk radio is getting pathetic and can’t talk social issues, the lefts communists holy grail


44 posted on 05/09/2013 5:14:43 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cblue55

RNC infiltrators

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


45 posted on 05/09/2013 5:15:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Romney did not want to win,

He frightened himself badly in the first debate, saw he had a chance to win, so he blew the next two.

He never had any intention to win.


46 posted on 05/09/2013 5:21:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ballplayer

Run the ad.


47 posted on 05/09/2013 5:22:42 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: smoothsailing

The RNC thought they were supposed to help Obama.....cause thats what they did


48 posted on 05/09/2013 5:32:59 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: smoothsailing

Just another reason why I contributed ZERO DOLLARS to Mitt Romney and the RNC in 2012 was the right call.


49 posted on 05/09/2013 6:01:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: smoothsailing
" RNC scrapped pre-election Benghazi ad; Conservatives demand to know why.

.... Awwwwwww.... c'mon peeps .... I think we should all know why!!! ... It's all a part of the incredible winning strategy of creating a new "Kinder and Gentler" Republican party! You know! .... the same strategy that has not been successful the past few Federal elections!!

.... Of course that said .... that strategy kind of leads me to the following conclusion. Einstein defined insanity as "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."..... Therefore using that definition .... I truly believe that the Republican party, aka the GOP, has become insane.

50 posted on 05/09/2013 6:16:23 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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