Skip to comments.Obama on Benghazi: 'There's No There There'
Posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:20 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
At a press conference today at the White House, President Obama said "There's no there there" on criticism of how his administration handled the Benghazi terror attack:
"And suddenly three days ago this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story," Obama said in response to a question about Benghazi. "There's no there there."
The president continued, "Keep in mind by the way these so-called talking points that were prepared for Susan Rice, five, six days after the event occurred, pretty much matched the assessments that I was receiving at that time in my presidential daily briefing."
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Gadzooks! You just cannot... make this stuff up--
“There’s no there there”
I’m not evensure I know what that is supposed to mean.
I wonder if this is Obummer’s “Definition of ‘is’ is” moment.
“Nothing to see here,move along.”
Claims he immediately called it a terrorist attack and vowed to bring those responsible to justice.
It seemed to me that he was threatening other foreign diplomats when he said the republicans are wasting time on this.
I’m thinking it was a teleprompter typo.
There’s nothere there... instead of There’s nothing there.
Maybe the Chicago thug can tell us why in heaven’s name Susan Rice the ambassador to the UN was hauled out to explain Benghazi. How about Hilary Clinton who happened to be heading up Obama’s State Dept? How about the Secretary of non-Defense? How about Obama himself? No accountability.
The only differences Mr Thug-in-Chief between Benghazi and Watergate...no one was murdered in Watergate and it was not a terrorist event.
“Im thinking it was a teleprompter typo.”
And yet he read it just like it was written. Like the idiot he is.
DakotaGator on the Presidency: 'There's no President in America"!
Lie, misdirect, and confuse.
Yes, the initial intelligence said it was a terror attack. Yes, Obama didn’t refer to it as terror right away. Yes, it was a protest, and we arrested that guy in California who made the video no one saw. Yes, Susan Rice said it was a protest, and that was correct, even though we knew it was terror. Yes we did nothing, but we didn’t have assets in the region. Even though we had people respond who were told to stand down, but weren’t given any orders. Yes, we are going to find and bring to justice the people who did this, if they are found on one of the golf courses that Obama uses.
Clear, right? Nothing to see, move along.
Obama calls it all a political circus and sideshow — yes, one of the President’s own making!
Obama asks “who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down for three days?” Someone in the middle of a close re-election campaign who is attempting to tee-up the first impressions on the tragedy in his favor. The voters remembered the Susan Rice “sideshow” lies rather than the after-the-fact disclosures.
the video in causing a demonstration ..Liar! He got caught. Cover up going on; has been for months. He didn't want to be hurt politically so lying was his game along with Hillary. She went to the memorial after she told the grieving family members it was caused by the video. She's a mean cold person/ not presidential to lie, deliberately. You dems and libs want that pushed on America. Again. No, thank you!
Dems and media may TRY to circle the wagon taking cues from Obama presser today.
Hope the keyword is ‘try’, implying without success.
But I know the people who only get their ‘news’ fed to them.....
So while he was asleep and our ambassador was dying he waited to find out what happened at ‘daily briefings’?
How did that go?
“Um... Mr. pResident, I hope you slept well, because our embassy was overrun last night and our ambassador raped and murdered”
Odumbo: “Oh yeah? keep me posted on that... I want daily briefings~! you hear me? DAILY”
He’s no more talented than Ron Burgundy from Anchorman.
Benghazi Coward B. Hussein Obama just now said at his presser that concerning the IRS Punitive Taxing Scandal, and the Benghazi Massacre Cover Up Scandal, that he would do the following:
- - - fix the system, and make sure that it never happens again. - - -
Why, this punishment bypass technique could be used for all crimes!
No more jail time for bank robbers, alien illegal invaders from Mexico, gang and terrorist shooters and bombers, violations of the US Constitution by elected Federal politicians, etc, etc!
We could close ALL of our jails if only the criminal would promise never to repeat the same crime!
Just make sure to FIX THE SYSTEM BY PASSING LAWS SO NOBODY GETS PUNISHED, AND THUS THE CRIME WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!
This will truly be a Political Sideshow Cornerstone for The Obamanation!
Puzzle for the day: If Zipper Boy Clinton claims that it all depends on what ones definition of is is, then can our sorry RINOs document that Benghazi Massacre Mastermind B. Hussein Obama assertion that there is no there there ?
I enjoyed watching Ostumbles dig the hole a little deeper this morning. :-)
If he immediately called it a terrorist attack. Why all the discussion of a Youtube video? Why did he address the UN 9 days after, still talking about a meaningless Youtube video?
In seeing the entire Dem machine pushing back saying ‘nothing new’ that they know there is plenty new here, and that it contradicts their earlier positions. If there was nothing there, they would back off and let it go away.
Wake me up before you go go.
Was he even at those daily briefings? My understanding is that he skips most of them.
Weak beer from The Dear Leader. Of course, he’s stonewalling. Rest of the day is going to be very interesting to see how the MSM reacts.
Will it be, “Uh, OK. That explains it all”?
OR, will they get curious enough to follow all the threads in this tapestry of malfeasance?
No one saw that Friday abc story coming. Just like nobody saw John Den coming.
Over an hour since the presser and no mention of it at nytimes.com—it must have been bad and it’s already buried!
I thought it was from Alice in Wonderland?
Pathetic excuse for a press conference. He allowed only one journalist to ask a question, then proceeded to run out the clock. I guess playing all that basketball has taught him something.
He of course made no such claim. He merely while blathering on about it as something other than a terrorist attack stated that any terrorist attacks (implied: that might occur) would be handled appropriately.
What a queer thing to say.
The only thing Obumble forgot to mention was what the meaning of “is” is.
Thought the exact same thing!
There is no there there for:
Fast and Furious
Supplying weapons to Syria
IRS harassing Conservatives
Death Panels in Health care
Muslim Killer at Ft. Hood
Ignoring the Russian warning about Bombers
illegal appointments to NLRB
I am sure I missed many.
“The whole thing defies logic. And the fact that this keeps getting churned out, frankly, has a lot to do with political motivations. We’ve got folks who have challenged Hillary Clinton’s integrity, Susan Rice’s integrity, Mike Mullen and Tom Pickering’s integrity. It’s a given that mine gets challenged by these same folks. They’ve used it for fundraising,” he said, targeting Republicans for trying to gin up a controversy out of thin air.
“There’s no there there,” he said, pointing out that the emails cited in Friday’s report about the talking points being altered 12 times had been given to Congress months ago to review.
Obama said lawmakers concluded there was “nothing afoul” in the process to create the “so-called talking points.”
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Well, Hillary had said that she has better things to do on a Sunday than go on the Sunday news shows. And the MSM lapped it up as if that explains everything.
And Hillary told the congressional committee “what difference does it make”, and the MSM lapped it up as if that explained things.
If we had any semblance of a free press, a media not in bed with Democrats, news stories would be covered very differently.
But I wish the investigators would focus all their shots on what is even more important; those people in Benghazi died, and SOMEBODY made a decision not to help them.
If we hit on that until the truth is uncovered, the talking points will be of little impact anyway.
Let’s see how fast the media will obey their Master.
Watch, a few polls will come out showing 60 to 70% believe him.
He’s quoting Gertrude Stein.
Gertrude Stein’s famous little phrase refers to Oakland, California and is doubtlessly aimed at a supposed lack of culture or meaningful identity
Yup. Obama likes the lesbians. He can mine them for good quotes, or he can put them on the Supreme Court, or put them in charge of the State Dept, or ...
When did Hillary set up her defense team?
[[Im thinking it was a teleprompter typo.]]
I dissagree- I think in hism ind that kkklinton got away with ‘it depends on what is is’ and thinks he can use gthe same wordplay to weasel his way out
Peggy Noonan had a good column last Friday about how they have politicized it from the very start. Never mind that we were lucky that only 4 Americans died because of Obama and Hillary, not 30 or 40.
Basketball players and dogeaters encouraged to apply.
Obama would never give up on that group.
Clint Eastwood was right.