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Obama dismisses criticism of Benghazi talking points as ‘side show’
Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | Scott Wilson

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

A frustrated President Obama on Monday dismissed new questions surrounding the White House role in producing a set of public talking points after the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling the debate around them a politically motivated “side show.”

“We don’t have time to keep playing these political games in Washington,” Obama said, arguing that the more important work is ensuring that U.S. diplomats are adequately protected. “We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus.”

“The whole issue of talking points throughout this process has been a side show,” Obama said Monday. “Suddenly three days ago this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. There’s no there there.”

Obama continued, “The whole thing defies logic, and the fact that this keeps getting churned out frankly has a lot to do with political motivations.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazigate; hillaryclinton; issa; obama; watergate
More pathetic and vile dissembling...
1 posted on 05/13/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

The ringmaster speaks.Goody for him.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 12:29:14 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Seizethecarp

Didn’t Nixon call Watergate a distraction?


3 posted on 05/13/2013 12:30:10 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Despot.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 12:31:05 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Seizethecarp

He is absolutely correct. Talking points a side-show. It’s about the murder, ordered from the top, of 4 Americans in Benghazi.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 12:32:47 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Seizethecarp
Seems like I haven't heard him address this issue like this before, he mostly sent his flunkies out to make his case.

I think he's starting to get just a little bit worried...

6 posted on 05/13/2013 12:33:24 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Seizethecarp

It’s not a side show. Actually, it’s a FREAK SHOW, like the rest of Obama’s presidency.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 12:34:30 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Seizethecarp

obama continues to dig his hole deeper. He will go down over this and other traitorous actions... obama will feel the sting of JUSTICE served.

LLS


8 posted on 05/13/2013 12:40:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: MestaMachine

WaPo take on Barry’s Benghazi talking point “sideshow” comment...


9 posted on 05/13/2013 12:42:07 PM PDT by Seizethecarp ((Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: MeganC

His press secretary initially called it a “third rate burglary attempt”.

In an interesting parallel, the media largely ignored the story until one of the convicted burglars wrote to Judge Sirica, alleging a higher level coverup.

Nixon did say that he thought the whole thing was blown out of proportion by the press, and that it would have been a non-issue if he had pursued a liberal agenda approved by the press.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Seizethecarp

This is “What difference does it make?” all over again. Now from the C-in-C. He doesn’t care. These deaths were insignificant to him.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 12:44:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

He should say “Ahhh did not have sex with that woman”. I’d totally believe him if he said that.


12 posted on 05/13/2013 12:47:25 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Seizethecarp
Says the professional sideshow.
13 posted on 05/13/2013 12:50:21 PM 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: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

He doesn’t have time for the sideshow as he has to catch a plane heading to New York, He has 2 fundraisers this day.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:09 PM PDT by esmith
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

He doesn’t have time for the sideshow as he has to catch a plane heading to New York, He has 2 fundraisers this day.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 12:53:15 PM PDT by esmith
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To: Seizethecarp
Side show Bob Barry
16 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Seizethecarp
“Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.” ..... Otto von Bismarck

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17 posted on 05/13/2013 12:55:49 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Seizethecarp

So who gave the Stand Down order of this sideshow and why was he lecturing us in front of the UN 2 weeks later over the video? The only sideshow is the Democrat media.

Pray for America to Wake Up


18 posted on 05/13/2013 12:57:41 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: MeganC

Only because it WAS . . .


19 posted on 05/13/2013 12:58:11 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: bray

He is a side show, in fact, he is what is left after the circus parade passes by.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 12:58:24 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Seizethecarp
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21 posted on 05/13/2013 12:59:38 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Seizethecarp
“Suddenly three days ago this gets spun up as if there is something new to the story. There’s no there there.”

Suddenly three days ago ....

Not exactly. The whistleblowers have tried to testify for eight months now, ever since the first lies.

... this gets spun up ...

I would suggest that as a first hand witness to the crime, Greg Hicks (who voted for 0bama) is VERY compelling and credible. Nothing "spun up" about it.

... as if there is something new to the story ...

Oh yea, even your DNC-run media sees, hears and questions a LOT of NEW elements to the story ...

There’s no there there.

Wishful thinking of an exposed 'wizard' whose curtain has just been pulled back for all to see ....

22 posted on 05/13/2013 1:00:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Seizethecarp

Yes, it is a side show.

The more important point is why you told the military rescue operation to STAND DOWN, and let those people die.


23 posted on 05/13/2013 1:02:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Seizethecarp

A trifling distraction from his core agenda of shredding what’s left of the constitution, the nation’s productivity, and America’s international credibility.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Obie is just channeling his “inner Alinsky”, reverting back to his street punk, community organizing days.
25 posted on 05/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Seizethecarp
Obama knows that if this so called "Sideshow" proceeds any further, the Official investigative hearings complete with witnesses and whistle blowers actually under oath and under penalty of perjury that his messianic @ss as well as the ample @ss of his chosen successor just might well be on the line.

My guess is that he actually believed that if he staged his own investigation after the Benghazi fiasco that the media and the public would be quite content with the contrived findings. After all .... it has worked time and time again over the past four years. ..... BUT.... His little stage show didn't work this time. Surprising to him .... the opposition has actually grown much more aggressive and have found legal ways to counter his moves. He and his handlers are losing the control of the narratives. He therefore needed a diversion. He knows that in the world of the Progressives, Liberals and the "Low Information Voter" Perception is indeed Reality.

I strongly suspect that the IRS scandal was thrown out to the media to divert attention away from the growing Benghazi Gate controversy. Nothing works better than throwing a "Red Meat" story out there to draw even the conservative media away from the more important story and issue. That is why he pretended to be much more concerned about the reputation of the sacred IRS as opposed to feigned reaction to the Benghazi investigation in which he attempted to appear to just nonchalantly brush that off as evil partisan politics from the right. Nothing to see here .... "There is no THERE ... there!!!" he said, with his hope that the media will take the bait.

..... The heat was getting waaaaaay to close for comfort for him. Him and his advisers know that all that needs to happen for the IRS scandal is to set up another investigation and set up a few lackeys and scapegoat fall guys to throw under the bus to make it appear that he was dead serious about keeping his house clean in the most transparent administration in history. If they can pull this off.... then their mission will be accomplished. Diversion achieved.

26 posted on 05/13/2013 1:28:55 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Kenton
I'd bet Obama would have been happy to send someone in his stead to talk about Benghazi, but some adviser told him he really had to address these questions himself to make them go away.
27 posted on 05/13/2013 1:35:00 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Kenton
I'd bet Obama would have been happy to send someone in his stead to talk about Benghazi, but some adviser told him he really had to address these questions himself to make them go away.
28 posted on 05/13/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: C210N

“It’s about the murder, ordered from the top, of 4 Americans in Benghazi.”

....those are “speed bumps”


29 posted on 05/13/2013 1:42:34 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: R_Kangel

It might be fun to have a FReeper diversion pool, a contest to
guess the next Obama diversion. I’m thinking it may involve
massive national scale welfare fraud or even voter fraud. It
would likely be something his toadies think will pique conserv-
ative attention or the interest of the general populace. BO
is spending a lot of time swimming in the diversion pool
these days.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 2:58:13 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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