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Obama calls Benghazi controversy a 'sideshow'
foxnews.com ^ | 5/13/13

Posted on 05/13/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

Edited on 05/13/2013 9:34:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Obama delivered a defiant defense Monday of his administration's response to the Benghazi terror attack, calling the revived controversy over the matter a "sideshow."

The president addressed the issue during a press conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is visiting Washington. Obama denied any suggestion that there was a cover-up, questioning recent reports that showed a State Department official trying to water down the administration's initial story-line on what happened the night of Sept. 11.


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1 posted on 05/13/2013 9:34:01 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“I am not a crook.”


2 posted on 05/13/2013 9:34:48 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: Sleeping Freeper

“Sideshow” implies that there’s a main event. What might that be, Obama? You’ve done nothing.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 9:35:10 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

One of the problems with putting an incomptetant screw-up into office is that they eventualy screw-up. big time.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 9:36:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

A Nixon third rate burglary moment. Those who do not learn from History are condemned to repeat it.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 9:36:36 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Keep digging there homie...


6 posted on 05/13/2013 9:37:23 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

"Sideshow."

Tell that to the guy whose hands were here.

7 posted on 05/13/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The Puke In Chief is deluding himself if he thinks this is going away.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 9:38:52 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Four dead Americans including one of his Ambassadors, and Zero calls that a “sideshow”, unimportant, insignificant.

High Crimes.


9 posted on 05/13/2013 9:39:26 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Obama considers 4 dead Americans a “sideshow?”


10 posted on 05/13/2013 9:39:36 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

That IS the problem here, isn’t it Barack?

Anything that interferes with your next tee-time or fundraiser, is a “sideshow”!

Anything that interferes with implementing your destruction of the U.S. Constitution and your Socialist agenda, is a “sideshow”.

The sad fact Barack, is that YOU are the sideshow!


11 posted on 05/13/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Occidental "C"student.... Harvard Grad my petunia
12 posted on 05/13/2013 9:40:33 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sleeping Freeper

What’s worse, calling the murders a side show or calling them a bump in the road.


13 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:09 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sleeping Freeper

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!

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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 prove that Benghazi Massacre Mastermind B. Hussein Obama assertion that there is no “there” there ?


14 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:21 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

This “side show” may send him packing to Hawaii, GOD willing.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:25 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: xkaydet65

Ronald Ziegler, President Nixon’s press secretary, described the Watergate break-in as a “third-rate burglary”.

Obama describes dead Americans and a terrorist attack, rape, and murder of an American ambassador as a “sideshow”.


16 posted on 05/13/2013 9:41:36 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: G Larry

More like a sideshow freak.


17 posted on 05/13/2013 9:42:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Doogle

He’s right it was a sideshow to the arms smuggling to the Syrian terrorists.

His ego will be his downfall.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 9:43:24 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Sleeping Freeper
A black college professor resists police when they attempt to question him on breaking into a home which turned out to be his own -Obama intervened, called the police stupid and held a "Beer Summit" with the professor and Police Captain.

A black youth was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer- Obama weighed in immediately saying, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon"

Sandra Fluke testified before congress demanding free birth control pills - Obama called her and made a public statement praising her courage

A pro basketball player announced his homosexuality preference - Obama called him immediately and made a public statement praising his courage

An American ambassador is murdered along with three security specialists trying to defend him during an extended attack lasting more than 11 hours - Obama went to bed and later called the incident a distraction from more pressing issues...

19 posted on 05/13/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

He probably thinks that since no one seems to be able to get any traction regarding his background (threatened or bought off judges and congress), the Republicans are going to try to do him in with Benghazi.

Poor dear.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 9:44:38 AM PDT by goldi
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To: Sleeping Freeper
"Sideshow Barry"

The new Simpson's villain!

21 posted on 05/13/2013 9:45:21 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: CodeToad

Blood on your hands, 4 Americans dead an it’s side show!
Too bad the Memorial was not to the Anointed one or one of his kids would it still be a side show!
This man is a fool! And Anti Amrerican! How many more need to die because the voter made a wrong choice!
Once you had Black you will never go back!


22 posted on 05/13/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Keep digging there Sparky!
23 posted on 05/13/2013 9:46:36 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Baynative

Zing!


24 posted on 05/13/2013 9:47:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is indeed 0bama’s ‘Nixon quote moment’.. I was wondering, is the IRS targeting of conservative groups, and LEAKING THEIR PERSONAL TAX INFORMATION DURING THE ELECTION a “sideshow” too?


25 posted on 05/13/2013 9:47:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Wow.. First the four dead were “bumps in the road,” then “not optimal,” and now a “sideshow.”

There’d be mass outrage if Americans pulled their heads out of their asses and became aware and informed. Lucky for Obama low-information voters are rapidly growing in number.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ryan71

This “side show” may send him packing to Hawaii, GOD willing.

No! Get him the hell out of my country. Send the Brown Clown back to Kenya where he belongs.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 9:48:52 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Impeach, ASAP.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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29 posted on 05/13/2013 9:49:53 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ClearCase_guy
from Drudge:


'NO THERE THERE'

30 posted on 05/13/2013 9:49:57 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: CodeToad

Someone needs to pin his carneyval barker down on that statement at the next opportunity.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 9:50:26 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: mardi59

He doesn’t know how to use tools, does he?


32 posted on 05/13/2013 9:51:13 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: DManA
What’s worse, calling the murders a side show or calling them a bump in the road.

Don't forget "not optimal"

33 posted on 05/13/2013 9:51:44 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Contrary to popular belief, Ben Gauzy is not some guy who was just voted off DWTS.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Would that we had a competent CSI team to analyze those hand prints and see who they belong to.

Whenever I see them I imagine a desperate soul holding on for dear life to that wall before being dragged away.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 9:51:52 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Venturer
How Alynski?

Alinsky’s 12 Rules for Radicals Here is the complete list from Alinsky. * RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)

* RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

* RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)

* RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

* RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

* RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)

* RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)

* RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

* RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)

* RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)

* RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)

* RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:52:26 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Irenic

No! LOL, but he still manages to dig a big hole for himself.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:15 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: mardi59

Pansy planting pansies.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:23 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Doogle

Joanne Chesimard, a friend of Bill Ayers, is in Cuba, so it’s thought....Odungo’s buddies JayZ and not an Be ounce of brain get clearance to go to Cuba (Apr 14)....then the FBI (May 3rd)...puts Chesimard on the Most Wanted...did the love birds pass on any info to Chesimard with Odungo’s OK?


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:24 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sleeping Freeper

It does remind me of a circus sideshow. I’ve been to a few, especially the guy who moves the coin around under a walnut shell. WELL, who is doing the fast moving? Huh? It isn’t the PEOPLE it’s the Master of Deceit telling more lies, firmly believing that if you repeat something enough times, PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE YOU, especially if you are of a certain skin color, you tend to believe. If you don’t believe then by golly YOU ARE A RACIST.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:53:59 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Sleeping Freeper
He deserves to be impeached just for saying that.

So now you know....our brave people are just a sideshow.

Hey Obama....Go way out...Call it a circus.

Ft. Hood was a sideshow??

The panty bomber was a sideshow?

The Marathon bombings were a sideshow??

40 posted on 05/13/2013 9:54:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Made In The USA

Pansy planting pansies.

******

That’s one his middle names, Barack Pansy Hussein Barry Soetoro Odinga Obama.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 9:56:02 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

If we had REAL LEADERS they wouldn’t need someone protecting THEIR LEADERSHIP ROLL. We have been taken over by ANTI AMERICAN RADICAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS who despise this country. And that’s EXACTLY HOW THEY REACTED in BENGHAZI when they left our people to be slaughtered by ignoring requests for increased security and NOT SENDING HELP when under attack. That in itself is grounds for IMPEACHMENT in my book.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 9:57:45 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Colmes is on slobbering for his messiah. He is truly a sickening fool.


43 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:12 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"Obama considers 4 dead Americans a “sideshow?”:

Actually, he wouldn't know, he slept through it. Got up the next morning and went to a fund raiser.

Malfeasance, misfeasance, treason and murder.

What does it take....???...

44 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT by Tula Git
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To: Sleeping Freeper

We must not let the fact that the President, Vice President, SOS,SecDef, CIA head, and Gen, Dempsey—none of them followed up that night to offer help or to order help be sent.

That means 36 Americans were to be sacrificed to cover up something, and it did not matter that they were given a death sentence.

Two brave men disobeyed direct orders, and ran to the fight, helping to save 32 other Americans at the cost of their own lives, and we have not seen or heard from nor do we know the names of any of these 32 Americans to this day.

Call your Congressman and Senators and express your outrage that a stand down order was given, and DEMAND to know who did it and why.

If we fail to ignore this controversy and find out the truth, we deserve the chains that will surely follow.

Senators: www.senate.gov

House: www.house.gov


45 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:33 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Obama will soon regret that statement. If this is a “sideshow” then he is the closet freak that is about to become the main attraction. What a childish, pathetic excuse for a man, a president, and a human being.


46 posted on 05/13/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: exit82

Previous post: “ignore” was supposed to be “ignite”.

I made my calls this morning. How about you?


47 posted on 05/13/2013 9:59:40 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Call Congress to start that Select Committee.

202-225-3121


48 posted on 05/13/2013 9:59:51 AM PDT by Liberty Wins
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Sideshow? Bump in the road? (An earlier characterization made by O). This guy is delusional.
49 posted on 05/13/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Sideshow?

That is very much like the arrogant, indignant attitude maintained by Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu, right up to the bitter end.

That video of them ducking and bobbing around the courtyard like barnyard chickens, trying to dodge the firing squad's bullets, should be force-fed to US Democrats on a daily basis.

50 posted on 05/13/2013 10:06:18 AM PDT by meadsjn
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