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Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi is only an issue because of Romney and Ryan; NYT more or less agrees
Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 10/11/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT by RobinMasters

The key bit comes in the last 20 seconds but I’m giving you four full minutes because I want you to watch her blithely assure CNN at the beginning that “the administration has been open and honest since day one about the Benghazi attack.” The administration she’s referring to there is the same one that had a dozen or so different intelligence reports flowing in within the first few hours after the attack pointing to an Al Qaeda connection and yet still sent Susan Rice out to lie to the media about a “spontaneous protest” five days later. CNN helpfully refreshes her memory with a lowlight reel of White House spin, whereupon a cornered flack falls back on her most basic impulse in a desperate situation: She blames the other party for making a big deal out of nothing. And by “nothing,” I mean the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three American consulate personnel.

Ace thinks this is a consummate Kinsleyan gaffe, revealing the Obama campaign’s survival instinct at its most rat-like in the aftermath of Benghazi. Could be, but it’s hard to picture Gibbs or Ben LaBolt saying something like this even in a desperate moment. There’s something here specific to Cutter herself and her Orwellian approach to spin. You saw another example of it just a few hours ago.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; waronterror

1 posted on 10/11/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Damn pesky elections. Such a bother for the Progressive elect to have to explain themselves to the peasant classes.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 1:31:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: RobinMasters

Was she standing on Ambassador Stevens grave when she said that?


3 posted on 10/11/2012 1:33:08 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: RobinMasters

In another century, the butchering of an American ambassador would have caused a world war. I’m certainly not advocating that, but the lack of compassion and outrage shown by Clinton and Obama is mindboggling.

I long for the day when we drop a bomb on Mecca.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 1:38:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: profit_guy

“When I look at what’s happening in Libya, there’s a big song and dance about whether this was a terrorist attack or a protest. And you just want to scream, “For God’s sake! Are you kidding me?” Lara Logan CBS News

http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/2012/10/lara-logan-spills-beans-about.html


5 posted on 10/11/2012 1:41:30 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: RobinMasters

Repeatedly denying any security to an embassy in a 3rd world hell hole until 4 are dead, lying about the cause for more than a week and now its all Romney’s fault.

Think about it.

Soon the MSM narrative will be that noone would have known until Romney brought it up. The MSM is totally complicit.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 1:41:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RobinMasters
Benghazi is an issue because four of our citizens were slaughtered by terrorists as a result of the willful failure of the Obama administration to provide adequate security. If is also an issue because the administration lied about what it knew or should have known. It is an issue because no one in the administration will take responsibility for their failure to keep the ambassador and the others safe. It is an issue because this administration didn't give a damm about the people who died and, by extension, doesn't give a damm about anyone but themselves.
7 posted on 10/11/2012 1:42:26 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: miss marmelstein

Enola Gay 2


8 posted on 10/11/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/11/mother-of-slain-official-demands-answers-from-obama-administration/

“The things they are telling me are just outright lies.... I don’t trust you anymore,” she said of the administration. “You — I’m not going to say lied to me, but you didn’t tell me and you knew.” Mother of slain official


9 posted on 10/11/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by oldernittany
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To: RobinMasters

I am worried about what AlQaeda is planning for this country. BO isn’t paying attention.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: EEGator

I’d just love it. Just as my mom loved it when she heard of the bombing of Nagasaki & Hiroshima. It saved her husband-to-be: my darling dad.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: MNJohnnie

Stephanie - I know that to you its ‘no big thing’.

However , wired.com states according to the State Dept.that “We monitored Libya attack in Almost ‘Real Time”.

Why then were there 12 days of lies to the American people comming out of the White House , State Dept., and UN ambassador Rice ?
Why the apology tour and paid commercial to Pakistan ?
Why then did it take the FBI almost 27 days to get into Libya to do a through investigation ?
Why did the Libyian security chief get assasinted today, and there isn’t any mention of it in the enemedia ?

No Stephanie , it isn’t because it’s politically motivated as the White house states ~ it’s because almost anything this administration touches is either ‘over-reach’ , or criminal ; it seems to be “The Chicago Way “ .
I attribute the interest to the ‘sheeple ‘ waking up to the INCOMPETANCE and criminal neglect of this adminsitration ; it is indefensable !


12 posted on 10/11/2012 1:47:44 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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To: rushmom

And if Romney is elected (and right now I think he will be), will he be totally on top of this situation? Because if New York City is hit again, it’s the end of the economy as we know it.

I pray for my country.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: EEGator

Better yet....

“Day of the Tridents”...


14 posted on 10/11/2012 1:51:13 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: miss marmelstein

I’d say they’ve been asking for it for a long time.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 1:51:34 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: miss marmelstein

The Treaty of Tripoli (Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary) was the first treaty concluded between the United States of America and Tripolitania, signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796 and at Algiers (for a third-party witness) on January 3, 1797. It was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, receiving ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797 and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797.

The treaty was a routine diplomatic agreement but has attracted later attention because the English version included a clause about religion in the United States.

“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

This is not working.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 1:51:49 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

” However , wired.com states according to the State Dept.that “We monitored Libya attack in Almost ‘Real Time”.”

And our Commander-in-Chief CHOSE to sleep through it !


17 posted on 10/11/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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To: Rca2000

Sounds good.

How about a dozen Tsar Bombas?


18 posted on 10/11/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

http://freebeacon.com/cutter-benghazi-is-only-an-issue-because-of-romney-and-ryan/

Update (4:13 p.m.): The Romney campaign responded to Cutter’s remark in a statement Thursday afternoon:

“President Obama’s campaign today said that Libya is only an issue because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. They’re wrong. The reason it is an issue is because, for the first time since 1979, an American ambassador was assassinated and President Obama’s foreign policy strategy of ‘leading from behind’ is failing. This administration has continually misled the American public about what happened in Benghazi and, rather than be truthful about the sequence of events, has instead skirted responsibility and dodged questions. The American people deserve straight answers about this tragic event and a president who can provide leadership, not excuses.”


19 posted on 10/11/2012 1:55:31 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Give him a break, he had to raise money the next day in Vegas. /s


20 posted on 10/11/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: miss marmelstein

Oh; Obama showed up at some microphone somewhere with Slick Hilly Clinton, with the most serious looking expression I’ve seen on his face - like he was wearing a mask. Hilly had her arms outstretched and raised as if to say, “I’m in control here!” - Then they proceeded to go on and on for days trumpeting that it was some obscure video dissing Mohammed that caused the 9/11 (!!!) uprising at Benghazi. - Wow! Two birds with one stone; a “crisis” AND another chance to attack our pesky Constitutional right to free speech; even arrested the guy who was supposed to have made the video . . and on and on, for DAYS, they kept telling the same story . . until it became clear it is a lie.

“Ned” in the First Reader was more qualified than these yahoos. - Slick Hilly’s done a disappearing act; and I WISH Obama and his whole commie crew would join her. - I sure as shootin’ am ready to at least give Romney and Ryan a try.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 2:00:11 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: EEGator

6 of those 57 MT nukes—there wouldn’t be much of the M.E. left inhabitable!!@

Too bad there are no B(or W) 53’s left....the 9-10MT yield would do a LOT to “calm down” the M.E. problems...


22 posted on 10/11/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: RobinMasters

It’s been downgraded from “a bump in the road” to “not an issue at all”


23 posted on 10/11/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT by randita
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To: RobinMasters

Cutter said Benghazi was a “terrible tragedy”.

I wonder if 9/11/2001 was just a “really bad day” in her world.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 2:08:58 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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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/


25 posted on 10/11/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

These people are beyond shameless.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 2:16:44 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Nachum

I might add, I am praying they’re all BUMPS IN THE ROAD!


27 posted on 10/11/2012 2:17:29 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RobinMasters

Not a bad looking broad , but dumb as a rock.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 2:19:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: fatnotlazy
 
 
Even worse, this is an unmistakable signal to anyone who works in any capacity for the Obama Regime that it would be wise to understand that at any time they are utterly expendable for the sake of petty political expediency and should be considering if their paycheck is worth it.
 
 

29 posted on 10/11/2012 2:22:09 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: RobinMasters

I heard the same talking points last night from Anderson Cooper (and BTW, why is he on TV? So hard to listen to/watch). Saw it coming...the heartless Republicans are using this tragedy for political gain.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 2:22:42 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Rca2000

“...there wouldn’t be much of the M.E. left inhabitable!”

This is a problem?


31 posted on 10/11/2012 2:24:31 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: RobinMasters

OMG. The Obama campaign today blamed the 4 dead Americans for their own deaths because they didn’t Libya was such a dangerous place,


32 posted on 10/11/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT by o2bfree (All us minorities got us an Obamaphone!!!)
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To: GeronL
Over the years I met plenty of State Department folks (in the DC area) ~ they've all had an experience or two about almost getting killed.

The risks are not unknown. What this situation has is earlier high level presidential involvement in the area/country followed in short order by what looks like criminal indifference to the plight of the people the president sent in to do State department work.

Sounds like Representative Cummings is equally indifferent.

33 posted on 10/11/2012 2:35:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: miss marmelstein; EEGator

‘__________drop a bomb on Mecca.’

And Medina.
Muzzles would know Allah didn’t ‘save them holy cities. . . ‘

How ‘bout a missle?

The lack of outrage regarding the murders in Benghazi by we citizens was deafening. Was puzzled by that after a few days.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 2:36:54 PM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: miss marmelstein

Husband wrote a letter (published) maybe 2 years ago to the newspaper about that very subject: that if H. Truman hadn’t dropped that bomb, he wouldn’t have been alive. He was a sailor aboard a ship, destination unknown, when the war was declared ‘over.’


35 posted on 10/11/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: RobinMasters

The Kenyan must be worried that the Nobel Prize folks ask for the Peace prize back.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 2:47:43 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: RobinMasters

37 posted on 10/11/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: RobinMasters

Just saw an interview by Bret baer with this cutter nut.Wow, she just figured she could talk all over him and it made her look even more like the idiot than we think she is.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: RobinMasters

ombama took the video lie to the UN...


39 posted on 10/11/2012 4:22:10 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: USARightSide

Glad your husband survived WWII. I just hope we’ll all survive Islamic Nazism.


40 posted on 10/12/2012 3:46:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: EEGator

Yes....because Israel is RIGHT in the midst of everything. That much nuclear fire and brimstone on Iran, Syria, Iraq, etc..would SURELY engulf Israel too...


41 posted on 10/12/2012 12:51:04 PM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: RobinMasters

In other words, the killing of Americans is OK when we have a leftist President.


42 posted on 10/12/2012 12:57:07 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Rca2000

If you hit Iran and the Arabian Peninsula Israel should be fine. This isn’t an actual real scenario. I’m just wishing death upon Muslims.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 1:15:29 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: miss marmelstein

‘__________hope we’ll all survive Islamic Nazism’

Well, at our age, the fear is for our children and grandchildren surviving. . .


44 posted on 10/13/2012 2:21:02 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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