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Obama on Benghazi: 'There's No There There'
Weekly Standard ^ | Monday May 13, 2013

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chrisstevens; hillary; lies; obama; susanrice; talkingpoints
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 9:24:20 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Re: Now, on this political circus on Benghazi...  photo Obama-a-R.gif let me say this about this old, old, old story...  photo sack-of-merde-1-200.gif and I offer this as the truth, the whole truth and the complete, unvarnished truth!

"Hey, after my answer on Benghazi...  photo ObamaFly-1-L-150.gif why didn't it draw all the flies away?"

Gadzooks! You just cannot... make this stuff up--

2 posted on 05/13/2013 9:25:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bigtigermike

“There’s no there there”

I’m not evensure I know what that is supposed to mean.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 9:25:41 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Bender2

I wonder if this is Obummer’s “Definition of ‘is’ is” moment.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 9:25:59 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Nothing to see here,move along.”


5 posted on 05/13/2013 9:26:31 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 9:27:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: V_TWIN

I’m thinking it was a teleprompter typo.

There’s nothere there... instead of There’s nothing there.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 9:28:09 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: SpinnerWebb

“I’m thinking it was a teleprompter typo.”

And yet he read it just like it was written. Like the idiot he is.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:16 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Bigtigermike
Obama on Benghazi: 'There's No There There'

DakotaGator on the Presidency: 'There's no President in America"!

10 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:39 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 9:29:59 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 9:31:33 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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14 posted on 05/13/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Obama blamed

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!

15 posted on 05/13/2013 9:32:20 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Bigtigermike

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.....


16 posted on 05/13/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Bigtigermike

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”


17 posted on 05/13/2013 9:33:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: V_TWIN

He’s no more talented than Ron Burgundy from Anchorman.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 9:33:53 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Bigtigermike

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 ?


19 posted on 05/13/2013 9:33:58 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Bill Clinton It Depends on what the meaning of the word is is . (video)
20 posted on 05/13/2013 9:35:08 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: F15Eagle

I enjoyed watching Ostumbles dig the hole a little deeper this morning. :-)


21 posted on 05/13/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


22 posted on 05/13/2013 9:35:56 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: V_TWIN
“There’s no there there” I’m not evensure I know what that is supposed to mean.

That's an old saying that originated, I believe, with Gertrude Stein talking about Oakland. It was kind of clever when she used it; it's just covering up more lies when B.O. uses it.
23 posted on 05/13/2013 9:37:26 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: Bigtigermike
I think this means that Obama wasn't there there.

Wake me up before you go go.

-PJ

24 posted on 05/13/2013 9:37:59 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: AtlasStalled
IIRC in the debates with Romney, obama said he called it a terrorist attack the next morning....and he had Candy crowley,verify it...remember he told her to look it up... so either he was lying then or lying about the video tape, that his intelligence was giving him...Hillary and him made a 40 k video to play to the muslim buddies in pakistan or some where that they have nothing to do with the vido...
25 posted on 05/13/2013 9:38:23 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Bigtigermike
"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."

Was he even at those daily briefings? My understanding is that he skips most of them.

26 posted on 05/13/2013 9:39:12 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 9:39:57 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: rarestia

Over an hour since the presser and no mention of it at nytimes.com—it must have been bad and it’s already buried!


29 posted on 05/13/2013 9:40:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: needmorePaine

I thought it was from Alice in Wonderland?


30 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:59 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: cripplecreek

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.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:42:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

What a queer thing to say.


33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:44:31 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: NotTallTex

The only thing Obumble forgot to mention was what the meaning of “is” is.


34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:44:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rarestia

Thought the exact same thing!


35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:01 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Most of the attention is currently being focused on the “talking points”, who changed them, and why. While these questions are important, I fear that other equally important questions are being pushed to the background, among them, the question of who ordered the military to stand down, and why. Aso, where was Obama during the evening of the attack, and why wasn't he actively engaged in the events unfolding in Benghazi? Once the talking points controversy has been put to rest, the low information voters will consider the Benghazi scandal as settled.
36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Bigtigermike

There is no there there for:
Benghazi
Fast and Furious
Supplying weapons to Syria
Birth Certificate
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.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 9:49:08 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Bigtigermike

HUH?

“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.”


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:51:20 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:52:18 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: veritas2002

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.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Bigtigermike
I wish that the focus on Benghazi would not be spent so much on the altered talking points and the false video protest. Was there deception and lying? Yes there was.

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.

41 posted on 05/13/2013 9:54:00 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Let’s see how fast the media will obey their Master.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:55:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Bigtigermike

Watch, a few polls will come out showing 60 to 70% believe him.


43 posted on 05/13/2013 9:55:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SpinnerWebb

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


44 posted on 05/13/2013 9:56:10 AM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Kozak

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 ...


45 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Bigtigermike

When did Hillary set up her defense team?


46 posted on 05/13/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SpinnerWebb

[[I’m 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


47 posted on 05/13/2013 10:03:34 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: COUNTrecount
He's giving the MSM their marching orders.

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.

48 posted on 05/13/2013 10:03:40 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: sickoflibs
The solution to the Benghazi fiasco is to hire and appoint only black homosexuals or lesbians to foreign service to run guns in covert presidential wars to arm Islam and destroy Turkey, Israel, and Jordan.

Basketball players and dogeaters encouraged to apply.

Obama would never give up on that group.

49 posted on 05/13/2013 10:04:42 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Clint Eastwood was right.

Ping


50 posted on 05/13/2013 10:06:02 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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