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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As essential facts emerge concerning the September 11 incident in Libya that led to the deaths of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other American embassy staffers, it becomes increasingly obvious that Mitt Romney should have kept his noxious, uninformed, and opportunistic remarks to himself. But Romney’s comments criticizing US diplomatic personnel in the wake of that tragedy have proved him unfit for leadership, even without the damning information that has made him look foolish as well.

There was something truly vile in his statement accusing American diplomats of “sympathizing” with the extremists assaulting their embassy, when they were simply trying to defuse the Muslim anger that posed a grave threat to them and their colleagues. It was all too easy for the Republican candidate to pontificate from a safe podium while American diplomats risk their lives, as they do every day. (And to anyone aware that Romney avoided Vietnam-era military service through a Mormon missionary posting in France, his nonchalant slurring of courageous public servants was especially unbecoming.)

Romney’s smug criticism provoked instantaneous revulsion among former diplomats and foreign policy experts of both parties, mystified and appalled that he would hold the lives of those who serve so cheaply. Visiting an embassy in a dangerous place in the Mideast, East Africa, or South Asia, where the president’s portrait hangs on the wall, it is obvious that the people who work in those places depend heavily on the moral support of their nation’s leaders.

Meanwhile, reporting about the bizarre movie trailer that sparked violence across the Mideast could scarcely be more embarrassing to Romney and his amateurish advisers.  Evidently the producers of this thing are a gang of fraudsters and extremists, who misrepresented their project and sought to falsely implicate both Israel and the American Jewish community in America in their inflammatory project. Before Romney decided to line up beside these nutcases, he might have wanted to know that at least several are associated with anti-Mormon as well as anti-Muslim agitation, as journalist Max Blumenthal explains here.

Even if the film’s producers weren’t a bunch of crooks and cranks, there would be no contradiction between defending their freedom of speech, as a matter of principle, and criticizing their offensive propaganda. The American values that Romney pretends to uphold – even as he prepares to kowtow to the authoritarians at the Values Voters Summit – certainly don’t prohibit US officials abroad or at home from speaking out against attempts to inflame religious hostility.

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  • I think the curiosity here is who is actually at fault? Did Romney choose to do this on his own, or did his advisers steer him toward it? It’s clearly the pivitol point of his candidacy because the Independents are jumping over to the democratic channel. Not only is it possible that Romney lost his chance for the White House, but it looks like his carelessness may have lost alot of incumbent republican’s seats in both houses. This is before the debates… and I’m certain the majority of the GOP is now holding their breath and crossing their fingers.

    • Earlier today on one of the numerous talk shows somebody claimed that the foreign affair experts working for Mitt were not consulted. They were shocked and surprised at Mitt’s remarks, as well they should be. Apparently Mitt went off on his own with onlythe consul of his political advisors. You would think that by now he would no better than to take their advice. Losing the campaign brings out the desperation, deception and off the cuff twaddle. Romney has run the worst preidential campaign in modern times and this intentional misrepretation of the facts is just the cherry on top.

      • It is also obvious that most senior Republican senators are distancing themselves from Mitt Romney on this issue. In fact, some seem to be pretty disgusted.

      • I am not sure if it is true, but I have heard that Mitt’s sons BEGGED him not to run for POTUS….apparently, they know their dad quite well and now for anyone listening and watching we are getting to know him too….I, for one, have seen enough.

      • With his advisers or without, I want someone in the presidency who can think for themselves, and in a mature way. Romney is sub par.

        • droccu

          “Did Romney choose to do this on his own, or did his advisers steer him toward it?” Does it matter either way? Either way its a sign of very poor judgement and a test case for Romney in handling a sensitive situation specially on foreign policy- a test he failed…again…miserably.

    • Really? What planet are you on?

      • msrita

        Earth! Where do you live?

    • docb

      17 of the 24 romney foreign policy advisers are Bushies..NeoCons! He is weak but also a spoiled child who is disconnected…If provided a map he could not name the countries and would wager that he does not know the names of the Men killed in Libya while FINALLY showing some concern for the dead..if ask directly!

      Romney is an opportunistic child that wants the TITLE of President but running directly for 7 years has not shown him to get the skills or experience necessary to be a Leader! He can not think on his feet and is dismal when challenged!

    • msrita

      Do you really think that holding their breath and crossing their fingers will work for that Clown act Romney/Ryan.

      • Gammaanya

        Yep they are holding their breath and keep their fingers crossed, the billionaires will be pumping more money to get them and others elected and they WILL WIN.
        Why – because we have people who do not care about their country and it’s citizens and their freedom, They don’t like the fact that Black men is a President for one, second, money talks, BS walks and gullible , wanna be Romney listen and walk lock step right of the cliff. Who knows if they are not behind the film in some way. Why would you comment on something that did not yet happened??
        One of his adsvisors said horrible things exactly as Robme said. Everything Robme says comes from others who writes the bigger check. THat’s why he flip flops. Basically I think he is a decent man, but too ambitious and will do/say anything to get to the top. He is one of them – I am rich and I want to be POTUS, regardless if I know all or nothing, He knows nothing, he will not find Libya on map if you give him a GPS and a flash light. He have no clue how to be DIPLOMATIC. or what DIPLOMACY is. NOECONS don’t negotiate, compromise and they shoot first, ask questions later. Sorry to say R/R will WIN – we have too many STUPID, GULLIBLE AND RACIST PEOPLE. Racists are COWARDS, they know it but will NEVER publicly admitt it. He knows nothing about Russia and what they can do, Putin put it best. As far as Putin – he is one SMART cookie, don’t underestimate him. I just got a foreign newspaper and I will post later what they saying about all this when I get one of my translators to translate and Iwill post it. Interesting. Will will sacrifice our military to show how tough he is – he is not – HE IS A WIMP just like Bush – talk tough but when things get tough – he hides. WUSS

        • docb

          Hear the money guys are beginning to HEDGE their bets…except the adelson, kock, rovian idiots!

          Watch the next few weeks what happens in the MONEY GAME….You can buy ads but at one point people vote…behind the curtain..!

          The romney guy is a DANGEROUS AMATEUR ! Disconnected and disaffected by the happenings in the World around him! Besides ..he walks like a dork…which is very off putting!

          • msrita

            He seems like he is stick figure. Trying to say what his party wants him to say. Which is not All American of all races. Epic Fail

          • jack_sprat2

            It’s that “magic underwear”. It chafes a mite.

          • docb

            LOL, jack! but it is just cotton underwear..not like the old days!

        • jack_sprat2

          Those of whom you speak voted for Obama the first time. The outcome of THIS election will turn on those who might have been turned red. Among those were people who had hoped that Obama would rein in military spending, reduce the deficits, invigorate the economy, or bring all of the troops home from the Middle East. Forlorn hopes, every one. Alas, as is the idea that Mitt would be an improvement.

      • jack_sprat2

        He didn’t say that HE was holding HIS breath.

    • HajjaRomi

      Regardless of who his advisors were, the words came out of Mitt Romney’s mouth. As Harry Truman once pointed out, “The buck stops here.” We do not need to enable this hopeless excuse for a politician (or human being) by excusing him on the ground he didn’t consult his advisors. If he had either a conscience or a heart, that would have been enough to stop him. And as far as costing his fellow Republicans their seats, well, they deserve to lose them if they decide to “follow the leader” as the Party now seems to feel it has to do. They do not gain any respect by following a fool.

  • bcarreiro

    Romney has no respect for anyone unless theres something in it for him. He is passive aggressive not assertive by no means. His small mind is his own worst enemy. He has no intentions on making this country a whole only to divide it. Just because you are rich doesn’t mean you are a successful business man. There’s a difference between wealth and wisdom and you quite frankly are out of character. Obama said it well, will let the people decide…..IRRESPONSIBLE.

    • Americans, residents, can you imagine this guy Romney getting elected?our president inherited a mess then the republicans are blocking his job proposal but yet he saved GM,killed the pirates hijacking ships,killed Osama.he is mot like Geoge bush who caused us two wars , several young men lost their lives through wars (ext ) as a black Man I am married to a white Woman and its been over 20 years, as an Engineer I am not a racist but America please wake up and ask your leaders to stop dividing us as human and children of God or a greater creater.

      • Are you ignorant, or just hate republicans? Don’t you realize that the reason for these anti-American attacks in Libya, and soon Yemen is because they have no respect for our country and have NO FEAR of our country because they know Obama will do nothing to retaliate? Wake up, get out of your shell and understand what Obama has done to our image in other countries. Have you ever been out of this country and travelled to other countries? I would bet you a lunch at chick fil a, that you have not been out of this country and are totally ignorant to what other countries think of Americans since Obama has been in office! Many of these countries including the taliban are hoping that Obama gets in office for another term. That gives them all more time to plan their bigger attacks on our country. Wise up clueless!

        • CarlDiederichs

          Your response shows you may have been out of the country, but with blinders on.

        • Other countries have much more respect for the US now than when Bush was in office. There was wide spread hatred and dislike for the US worldwide. Countries in the Middle East have always hated us, and always will as long as we continue to treat Israel like it is the 51st State to the Union. When Bush was president, countries in Europe and all over the world looked at us with disdain.

          People say that Obama is an apologist, if he was, it is because there was much to apologize for after Bush and Cheney. So kill the noise about the Obama administration being weak with the Middle East. Just ask all the terrorist who are dead because of Drone strikes.

          • BDD1951


          • It’s obvious you have never been out of this country and are totally clueless.

          • Clueless Dave, I agree with the others here that you are way, way wrong! And I have been to more than 80 cities in over 35 different countries, so don’t respond with your “never been out of this country” bullcrap. YOU are the one who needs to get a clue!

          • Dave, that would be a negative. Let me give you a little background. I am from a military family. Born on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Raised in Fayetteville, NC/ Fort Bragg. After graduating from NC A&T I was comissioned into the army. After completing jump school at Fort Benning, I was sent back to Fort Bragg. I did 4 tours in Iraq. So yes I have been out of the country. I know very well what I am talking about.

          • BDD1951

            Than You so much for your service, Ice.

          • sigrid28

            We needed you then, feet on the ground, as we need you now, fingers on the keys. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

          • rbg3

            I say “Icepharoah06 for Congress” and “Mariarast for the State Department”. Thank you for your civil words and wise perspective!

          • Touche!!!!!

          • Four tours of Iraq! I am in tears and am glad
            that I was able to read such a stirring and moving story. It comforts me in this time of anger and hatred, from the ignorance of those who don’t even respect or even understand why an how we are free now, to be able to learn of you and others like you
            who speak the truth from your own experiences. Thank you for your incredible commitment to serving your country, at such risks, as a true Patriot of the United States of America!!! God Bless you!

          • OOOOORRRR we have all been out of the country and or live out of the country and are dealing with reallity not some fictional FAUX “NEWS” dystopian puddle of tired lies.

          • neece00

            Very well said

        • BDD1951

          Horse feathers!!

          • senile!

          • BDD1951

            I came by it honestly. What’s your excuse.

        • Dave, baby, I am sure you will find some way to blame Obama for 9/11. The American image is tainted because of greed. It happened long before Obama got there. Many countries and peoples around the world look up to and
          respect Obama. Many also love America.

        • You are the clueless one here, Dave. America’s worldwide reputation under GWB could not have been worse. He caused us to be portrayed by the world as incompetent warmongers and opportunists. Obama has returned diplomacy to what it should be, but the damage from two unnecessary wars will last for decades.

          • Clueless and ignorant.

          • Dianes4babies

            Yes, YOU sure are!!!

          • msrita

            I approve this message from Dianes4babies.

          • neece00

            No I believe that you are clueless and ignorant, the USA has finally gotten some respect from other countries

          • exaclty DAVE you are clueless and ignorant and this from a world traveler and former intel analyst….have been watching for over 30 years now and at no time was America thought so little of then when GWB was in office…and hey just so you know I started that 8 years as a repblican…but it was impossible to ignore the BUSHSHIT. Obama has restored diplomacy to it’s rightful place and he will bolster its place as our first resort in the next four years….you and your kind of cowboy-we’re-tougher-then y”all policy will be gone forever within 12 years. Here’s why…Obama will win…he will get the congress back…he will fix the country and the repugs will not learn their lesson…they will pull out this stump in 2016 and another progressive Dem will win and spend 8 years in office. That is the legacy of GWB and mittens.

          • Excellent response!! I never hear any gratitude let alone comprehension mentally from a Republican that we, with Obama’s steady and unrelentless persistence, have recognized just how we have come!

        • rothgar

          Like how Osama bin Laden has been planning attacks. Wise up!

          Almost from day 1 (Somali Pirate Attacks) the current President has shown that he will use deadly force when needed.

          He doesn’t bloviate about it endlessly like certain Texas Chicken Hawks who seem to need to talk big to avoid appearing to be the small cowards they are.

        • gahoof

          Are they hoping that Obama will get re-elected so that he cn finish the job he’s doing …on the al Qaeda and taliban leaderships?

        • ANN

          Sounds just like Fox News!!!

        • Dave, why don’t do alliterate more about your experience. When did they ever have respect? 9/11 didn’t happen on President Obama’s watch.
          And what are the facts of: “Many of these countries including the taliban are hoping that Obama gets in office for another term. That gives them all more time to plan their bigger attacks on our country.

        • TZToronto

          The Taliban are not a country. And how, exactly, would you like Obama to retaliate? Should the United States invade Libya and/or Egypt? Send in drone strikes to attack . . . something? How about Yemen? You accuse people of ignorance, but you don’t seem to understand that it is not the governments of Libya and Egypt that are attacking the U.S. but rather organized, anti-American groups that want to destabilize the entire region from Morocco to, probably, Bangladesh. (Following these attacks, it’s been mainly disenchanted youth who have been demonstrating and clashing with police–who are actually protecting the U.S. embassies.) George W. Bush invaded two countries, at the cost of thousands of U.S. and allied military lives, not to mention hundreds of thousands of residents of those two countries. One invasion was based on deliberate lies, the other on a desire to build a pipeline through hostile country. Is this what you want Obama to do? Who is ignorant here?

          • fedupwitgop

            We all probably can diagree with some of the president’s policies; but let’s be clear he is a intelligent, calm, precise and strong on foreign policy and when it comes to those who will harm us …if you want proof, well go find OBL!!!!! I think Dave just want the flip floppers R/R in the WH no matter how incompetent they are. Oh and I hear the economy is steadily improving and what about the polls in those swing states? Face it R/R the cover has been pulled off and we see the real R/R. Empty suits with talking points!!!

        • johninPCFL

          Obama will do nothing to retaliate? Maybe we should ask OBL about that. Oh, that’s right, he’s DEAD. How about his lieutenant? Oh, yeah, he’s hiding in a mud hut. Well, how about HIS lieutenant? Oh yeah, we can’t because he’s DEAD too. The anti-American attack in Libya was initiated because we killed their guy, the #3 in AlQaeda, in June.

          It seemed like there was plenty of flag burning, etc. in Lebanon during the Reagan presidency, just before the barracks bombing where a few hundred marines died. Why would Romney be more respected in the region than Reagan?

        • SaneJane

          Dave, you calling someone else ignorant is surely the most complete case of self-delusion I have come across. Obama will not retaliate? You must still be out of the country in some remote area with no communication as you seem to have missed the last four years.

        • Dianes4babies

          You are way off base! This country’s standing in the world has never been better under this president! Come out from under that republican rock and you might see some true facts!

        • Joe_Buckstrap

          Dave, You’re making this up, right? Obama inherited a complete and abject mess on every front from t he last incompetent Republican reptile brain that occupied the WH. Thebeconomy was in a total tailspin losing 750, 000 jobs a month. Under Bush (with Mitt’s help) millions of good American jobs were sucked out of the country – never to return! We were mired down in two wars the Bush regime lied their way into by seducing a gullible public shocked and awed by 9/11: an attack the Bush regime had complete foreknowledge of, yet blocked a criminal investigation with subpoena power and made up bullshit stories that our $ trillion air defenses that had never failed before failed completely and multiple times in a single day, that 16 intelligence agencies were clueless despite months of multiple warnings and that foreign intelligence didn’t know (despite their repeated warnings) Btw, did you know that hard evidence of miltarized thermite was found in all three collapsed building sites at the WTC complex, material proof that the government lied about how those buildings collapsed? We were lied into two wars that took over 6, 000 American troops’ lives, wounded over 16,000, created a police state bureaucracy and a culture of fear (a petri dish for Republicans), stripped Americans of their Constitutional rights by legislative fiat urged by a regime of liars, crooks and scoundrels.

          Obama had to deal with a total financial meltdown, the collapse of a backbone industry, two bullshit wars that were never paid for, the largest deficit in American history and no shortsge of socisl and health issues in American society. Instead of pulling together and fixing the problems, all your Republicsn leadership can do is pledge how their number one priority two years into the Obama administration is to get him out of office. The Republican priority is not to fix the colossal mess they created but to sabotage a Democrat President and they did everything possible to make it toughest for Main St., America.

          With this incident in Libya, once sgain the Republican reptile brain raised its ugly head, inventing falsehoods and contrived straw man arguments to foment fear. Obama wound down the Iraq war and now you have the legacy og the Bush years: a Shia dictatorship that allies with Iran to sulport a Shia dictatorship in Syria. Obama used drones to take out insurgents in Pakistan and Yemen and Afghanistan and Libya. What do you and Republicans like you know, Dave? Let me tell you: you are all full of shit and know nothing. America doesn’t need another greedy, lying, crook reptile brain at the helm.

        • atc333

          So what was the GOP excuse for 911? How about the 9 or so other attacks on US Embassies across the world when GWB II and the GOP were in office?

          The GOP record in that regard, just as in our economic history, job creation, deficits, the shrinking middle class, the massive deficits incurred, the Bush II economic meltdown, all demonstrate the GOP has no clue how to manage this Nation’s economy. Every time the GOP melts our economy down, a Democratic Administration has to take office and clean it up. Facts are facts, and GOP economic theory has been a disaster for America.

        • adler56

          Dave you ignorant racist. Under President Obama other countries have regained the respect for America that dumbya lost us with his back rub for Merkel and his man crush on Putin.
          Dumbya was a total loss and so is Romney and his buddy lyin Ryan.

        • 101strac

          You are aware that 911 happened on bush’s watch and that he and his cronies propensity for war did not prevent it from occuring. By the way, the taliban isn’t a country.

        • mariarast

          I am an American living in Germany, working with our military forces. I have lived in Germany for many years (due to my job) and I can tell you that the “image” of America you speak of has improved significantly under Obama. They thought Bush was a joke and a “cowboy”, ready to go in anywhere, guns a-blazing. That image does not make us look good in the world. It makes us look arrogant, irresponsible, and “hot-headed”. Obama is doing exactly what needs to be done…keeping a cool head, gathering all the facts, and then making an intelligent decision. His demeanor does more to keep us safe than someone going off half-cocked all the time. Like it or not, this is a small world, and we play a lead role in keeping the peace and promoting what is in the best interests of all of us. We are a global society and not an island where we just keep to ourselves and the hell with the rest of you. It just doesn’t, and can’t, work that way. We are too dependent on each other in many, many ways. By the way, I’m sure the Taliban think that Obama is a formidable opponent…he helped take out their leader (Bin Laden) and since has “taken out” many high ranking Taliban leaders. Obama will not hesitate to act, IF it’s necessary. The attacks in Libya, Yemen, Egypt, etc. are not because they have no fear of us…it’s because their beliefs are archaic and to them there is no other way to live other than through Islam. Everything else is evil and wrong and must be destroyed. They have carried these beliefs with them for CENTURIES and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Guaranteed, if Romney becomes president, God forbid, we will be thrust into another senseless war, probably with Iran, because he will do just like Bush did…shoot first and ask questions later. We need a “thinker” in the White House, and not someone who will react on his first impulse. That kind of reaction usually leads to more trouble. Broaden your perspective, Dave…we are not alone in this world and should be an example of all that’s good and right in the world. Might does not make right.

          • fedupwitgop

            Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us!!!!

          • Landsende

            Thank you for saying so succinctly what the rest of us feel.

          • Thank You! For your good sense and your selfless service to our troops.

          • Joseph Hemphill


          • Outstanding!!!I wish that my “Republican” friends would read this!!
            They are hateful, negative, and have short memories as far as the progress that we have made since 2008. God help us if the crazy
            teabaggers get in. Thank you for standing up for Obama and how he
            is really viewed internationally and for your commitment to our country!!

        • msrita

          I just hate ROBME. He is not President material.

        • highpckts

          Dave – excuse me Dave but I have been out of this country while Bush was in office and we were told not to wear any American emblems of any kind! Guess you are wrong again!

        • Joseph Hemphill

          no retaliation ?? ask bin ladin or the dozens of # 2 Al-Quada deputies about no retaliation, oh wait…. they are DEAD….. and by the by… I have traveled extensively throughout the world and by far most of the worlds population adore President Obama, especially after the ridiculous cowboy diplomacy of the last republican regime.

        • ExPAVIC

          Get Real

          You comments lack a sense of reality. Edit what you have written so they apply to current events. You are just as out of step as RoMoney-Ryan. Think about it on November 7th after the slaughter.

      • what the hell do you mean “greater creator”?…you lost your marbles dude….

        • msrita

          Dave you must be young calling people Dude.

    • Joseph Hemphill

      Romney and the GOP equates wealth with success, I know plenty of Successful people who are not wealthy.

  • Mitt Romney woud have been better off admitting he made a mistake. By embracing the “no apologies”, “slash and burn”, and “you are either with us or against us” policies of yesteryear he became a surrogate of George W. Bush. The ineptitude and greed that characterize his behavior are second only to his arrogance. The worst part of this incident is that the world is watching, and I suspect they are not too impressed by what they see. I realize Republicans could care less what foreigners think, but perhaps they should. Our economy depends largely on trade and on our privileged position in the global economy. Portraying ourselves as bullies made appeal to a high school kid, but it is highly inappropriate for a presidential candidate.

    • The_Liberal_Republican

      Romney makes George W. Bush look like a Rhodes Scholar!

      I think Obama should just Shut up, Send an empty chair around to do his campaigning, and just let Rmoney bury himself in his own stupidity!

      President Obama has much more important things to worry about than trying to beat this hack!

      • bud2011

        You are right, Obozo is sending an empty chair around to do his fund raising. His foreign policy is a failure. “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go.” Clint Eastwood. Bye-Bye Barach.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Wow, looks like I’ve got a live one here!!! Care to elaborate on why President Obama’s foreign policy is a failure?

          I prefer facts, but I do also enjoy teahadist talking points and hyperbole!

          • Using GOP negative logic I would say that Bud believes the raid that ended the miserable life of OBL was a travesty, the drone attacks that killed dozens of Al Qaeda leaders and operatives were misguided, the tough stand against Pakistan is no match to the cat and mouse game that Msuharaff played with Bush, the fact that several North African countries replaced ruthless dictators with democratic government is a step in the wrong direction, and the fact that our international credibility has been restored and the world is again looking at us for leadership is a liability. The main qualification for Tea Party foreign policy credentials is acing negative logic 101.

          • wcritter

            I am a Democrat/Independent. I love the way you think and put words together. I wish I were as eloquent.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            There you go, bashing all his talking points, before he even had a chance to spew them.

            I would add that he is probably pissed that President Obama refuses to skip hand in hand with Israel into yet another war in the middle east.

            I bet we have enough recon on akamadickwad, or whatever his name is, that if he gets a new pimple, we know about it!

            Personally, I like the sneaky death from above drone strikes that seem to be so effective! Anything to keep our nation’s finest out of Harm’s way in my book!

            And my dad said playing f-15 strike eagle on my commodore 64 would never get me anywhere! I bet I could be an air force “Ace” from the comfort of my own couch, if they would just link one of those drones to my playstation!

          • You Nail It Just Like Romney Went Over There Kissing Their Butts Promising Them That He Would Back Them Up Which This Country Will Most Likely Do Anyway But Obama Trying To Get Them To Work Out Their Problems Without Bringing War To The Table!!

          • They Believe If They Lie Long Enough People Will Believe Them !! LOL Sorry That Only Works On Dumb People Like bud2011!!! It’s Time For The Debates Where Obama Going To Nail Romney On All Of His Lies!!! Then We Will Have 4 More Years To Clean Up The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Mess They Left Behind!!!

          • It has worked well for them in the past , but Nittwitt has really scewed it up. He is full of BS, opens his mouth and diarea of BS flows. Then he his memory fails to remember what he said. What is so funny is he is compleely numb to how he is “impressing” people, both freind and foe. Thats ok, he impresses himself

          • bud2011

            Obama has no foreign policy. Even the marines in the embassy were without ammunition. He is the most incompetent person in the room, in any room. 23 million unemployed, 8.1% unemployment, 16 trillion dollars in debt. Pandering to every special interest group. Now he has to bail out the teachers union in Chicago. Probably a grant from us taxpayers. It’s time to let him go back to Chicago.

          • msrita

            Why should the American People give a crap about Isreal. They don’t want to listen to USA and trying to start a WAR with IRAQ. See this picture its my only SON.

          • I Know That’s Right If Romney Was President We Will Stay In Wars!! Please Thank Your Son And I Thank All The People That Served In All Wars But Sooner If Not Later We Must Live In Peace I Hope!! War What Is It Good For!! NOTHING!! The GOP/Tea Party War Mongers Are The Only Ones Raging Wars Cause Of The Money It Makes For Them !! Neither Them Nor Their Family Are In The Armed Forces!! Most Of Them Are Draft Dodging Chicken Shit Thug!! But They Don’t Mine Sending You, Your Family And Friends To Fight A War They Started!!

          • May God bless and keep that hero safe Ms Rita. Thank you and your son for his service and your support of it. Notice none of mitts sons serve, it’s so easy to talk tough when you have no skin in the game.

          • Sharyn Fisher

            Joel.. He said his sons are serving by helping to get him elected. Can you believe the gall of that man!

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            How the hell could it possibly be President Obama’s fault that the Marines didn’t have ammunition? Can you provide a link to that gem?

            Or, did you just make that one up yourself?

            If there’s one thing we have, it’s bullets! Not enough butter to feed those suffering in our country, but we DEFINITELY have Bullets!

            You’ve obviously never been in a room with the President.

            No doubt, times are tough, but when do I get to start blaming all the teabaggers you voted in? They’ve had 2 years now, what have they accomplished?

            Something like 33 failed attempts to repeal the affordable care act, first credit downgrade in the history of our country, under their watch!

            Those are the big one’s I can think of. The right wing haters gave President Obama about 30 seconds before they blamed the whole recession on him.

            I even remember Limpy going so far as to say that corporations started shedding jobs as soon as they heard he was going to be elected!

            My god but you are a loon!

          • He Working With Romney Shoot First Then Ask Questions After !! LOL That’s What Got Romney Dropping In The Polls!! LOL

          • neece00

            I heard it today as “shoot first and then aim”.

          • No Matter How It’s Put It Dumb And It Only Causes Problems!! Like More Wars!!!

          • You’ll hear from him again! As a Republican canidate for President of United States, seems he ia taking an advance couse in stupidity from FLOPPY

          • Joseph Hemphill

            the Marines were ordered by the Ambassador ( Egypt ) to not have loaded weapons, who by the way was a Bush appointee, it is up to the host country to provide security to the embassies.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Do you have a link to that?

            Just seems fishy…

            From what I saw, this story is fantasy!

          • Bud where did you here the lie The marines at the Embassy had no ammunition on Faux News how stupid are you to believe such nonsense you covered all the talking points and even threw in a few lies as you Repugs always seem to do, you make yourself look really ignorant when you talk about stuff you know nothing about you remind me of Nitwit Romney and Lying Ryan!!

          • Landsende

            Before you go around making unfounded accusations get your facts straight. There were no marines stationed there because it wasn’t an embassy. As for the 23 million unemployed and 16 trillion debt blame the republican Bush policies which the president inherited. As for pandering to special interest groups Romney/Ryan are the kings of pandering to the tea party, religious zealots and the Koch brothers. The teachers strike has not been settled yet so how can you claim he is going to bail out the teachers union? Quit listening to Faux News who have admitted on air they lie and druggie Limbag and get your facts straight before you go spewing your lies.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            And which one is it? If he has no foreign policy, Then how can it be a total failure?

            What’s your plan? If you say it’s Romney’s plan, I would LOVE to know what that is!

            He sure as hell hasn’t told anybody any details?

            I guess it would be something similar to McCain’s? And I quote (to the tune of Barbara Ann by the beach boys) “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran”

            Look it up if you don’t believe me.

            Unless he made a miracle today, I haven’t seen a damn thing from Romney that resembles any sort of cohesive diplomacy approach!

            Look at that foreign trip he took. He managed to piss off every country he visited!

          • bud, you may want to educate yourself before you open your mouth. Our Embassy in Tripoli was not attacked, the target was our CONSULATE in Benghazi. Consulates are seldom, if ever, guarded by Marines. They rely mostly on local law enforcement, the military and the good will of the people. That is the way it has been since as far back as I can remember (if I remember right the first time I went to a U.S. Consulate overseas was in the 1940s.
            The rest is the usual cacophony of Limbaughesque refuted time and again with little success since those who use them are deaf to fact and so obsessed with hatred and intolerance that they don’t mind making fools of themselves if there is a chance some poor soul may buy their garbage.

          • I forgot to mention that the Marines stationed at Embassies are there for symbolic purposes rather than as a force capable of rejecting a major and well orcchestrated attack. Again, try to familiarize yourself with the issues you want to discuss before you do a Romney.

          • highpckts

            Dom v -well said!!

          • Nice to read statements from someone “educated” and intelligent ,

          • edwardw69

            That is correct. Security is provided by a State Department equivalent of the Secret Service.

          • hell i don,t have to comment, you people are doing great, i just wish that all the that are making some of the assinine comments ,whould do some background reading before they open their piehole so i,am with you

          • It is kinda fun to see them trot out all the tired lies though…remember everyone and I think we should start chanting this everytime we hear the teabaggers rail about nothing….seriously I am just going to chant …THE DEBATES ARE COMING …THE DEBATES ARE COMING…THE DEBATES ARE COMING. neocons are going to shudder when they have to put mitten up ther with a mike to answer questions that he can’t and won’t…he is going to look sooooooo stupid with his pack of lies to lean on and nothing under that crutch but another pack of lies.

            All the big “O” has to do is steadfastly point to reallity….and say no that didn’t happen, and here’s the proof. BOOOOOOM debate is over next question.

          • Anddrew

            Ah hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha(breathe)Ah hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • dljones

            Your right bud2011. You lay out the elements of failure to a liberal and they show up like it was the county fair

          • highpckts

            D jones -you repugs are experts on failure! Bush’s terms in office is an excellent example!

          • dljones

            highpcks: And Obama’s success is an excellent example of the antithesis of failure. Give him responsibility and watch hypocrisy consume him.

          • Justin Napolitano

            Liberals have brains to think with, conservatives have lies to spew and forget the liberals have brains.

          • dljones

            How creative. Didn’t think liberals had brains!!

          • msrita

            Do you serve our Country? No so STFU! My Son is in this picture he is a Marine.

          • BDD1951


          • Justin Napolitano

            You don’t know shit bud. Let me just say, in words you might be able to understand, we don’t care what you think.

          • Joseph Hemphill

            what a low information poster, typical racist bootlicker, to bad ” special ed ” didn’t work out for you, now back to scrubbin’ toilets for you princess, the adults are talking.

          • louisy8

            please go and do your home workboyt the facts I am tired with you jackass out there

          • B4Real2012

            Hey I sure couldn’t tell you. Because while we are suppose to be so mad about the last four years with President Obama who is trying to help us and has been cleaning up the Bush-Cheney TOTAL MESS, that would be making excuses. However, if you dare to mention the surplus and lack of debt that they strolled into and ate up and then some, that wouldn’t be fair though because it would be the TRUTH, plus we shouldn’t be talking about old stuff that they say should now be behind us. CAN YOU SAY LIARS AND HYPOCRITS? IF NOT, I CAN. Save it for your stuck-stupid on-stupid crowd, …….b-u-d…..

        • William Deutschlander

          Ignorance is BLISS, you seem to worship BLISS!

          • msrita

            LOL! Calling people Ignorant because Romney is failing in the POLLS. I feel bad for your party losers lose and winners win.

        • gomez555

          What would Obama have had to do for you to rate his foreign policy a success?

          • There is nothing the President can do to get any positive credit from people who have a deep seated hatred of him. Like Pres. Clinton said at the Convention – The hatred for the Pres. goes way beyond his policies. They hate the Pres. as a human being.

        • You are right about Barach trying to raise money the penny annie way & his wife is helping him by sending e-mails out to get $3 to 5 each email toward his campaign fund. How sad this is to me. He can’t do it on his own merits. Bye-Bye Barach.

          • u mean hello Mr.President another 4 yr. mitt & clint made sure of 4 more with that nonsense they talked.I guess mitt is getting advice from joseph smith

          • neece00

            And Joseph Smith was the biggest con artist

          • Joseph Hemphill

            at least until he was tarred and feathered and hung.

          • Phinkelepants

            Talk about having you facts wrong. Joseph Smith was murdered (shot) while in the custody of law enforcement. I’m not sure why you think that was a good thing but you should discover for yourself why you seem to revel in the death of an American you simply disagree with. It’s sad really but it shows you to be a person who has utter hatred for those with different views. Your anger and ignorance have completely skewed your view of the world.

          • odypoly

            What does that even mean? Are you slighting his vast popular support among the American people — as compared to Romney’s support amongs millionaires and multinational corporations? Or that fact that the First Lady is a dynamic, genuine individual? You sound so petty, lady. I’d hate to have to live in your toxic little brain for a day.

          • Tell that to the billionaire Koch Brothers who are funding Romney’s campaign. It is the small donors like me who will get the President re-elected. The Koch Bros. and all the other greedy billionaires will have wasted their millions on Romney. Of course, they can afford to.

          • Phinkelepants

            If this is such a slam dunk victory where “everyone” can see how much better President Obama is than Mitt Romney why do you and so many people here just seethe with hatred. Is there no room in your America for conservatives who simply disagree? Why is it that every time and I do mean EVERY time I interact with the President’s supporters that they see the interaction as an opportunity to bash the things I believe in. Is it possible that those who support diversity have a caveat that reads, “except for conservative Christians who do not support President Obama.”

          • msrita

            I donated 100 dollars.

          • BDD1951

            Me,too. Proudly.

          • Same Here And Going To Give MORE!!

          • mynx1

            Blah blah blah is all we get from people like you. Fact, almost 4 million people have contributed $3-5 to the Democrats campaign. That shows hope and faith. How many people have contributed to the GOP, handful of rich people doling out $100K-$2+million trying to buy the election.

            Supporters of the DNC stand up proudly for their candidate. Supporters of the GOP hide in the shadows of the Super PACs

          • another thing we are going to fix this four years…super pacs will be gone..and corporations will be back to building products not governments.

          • yes Christene and MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of real honest hard working AMERICANS are sending their money in $3-5 at a time to support a man they believe in. SOUNDS soooo evil doesn’t it. OH WAIT it sounds like honest grass roots politics.

            You know this is the last election in which an OLD conservative lets-go-back-to-the-fifties base will even be around to vote…this is it…if the repubs don’t change their tune they will die out completely. So go get some singing lessons or you’re DONE DONE DONE

          • Joseph Hemphill

            hack is VERY appropriate…. LOL


        • The President has done his job in spite of unrelenting opposition from Republicans who have done everything in their power to block his “American Jobs Act”. Get a clue.

        • odypoly

          Yes, please do educate us! We’d love to know how the Republicans would have handled things differently. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to substantiate your claim, it will be clear that you’re simply another clueless, Fox-watching, Republican useful idiot.

          • bud2011

            The House has sent bills to the Senate only to have Harry Reid sit on them because the democrat majority senate don’t want to have any ruling on those issues that could be used against them. After the election, President Romney will have a Republican Congress to get things done to get America on the right path.

          • Yeah, the right path to war with Iran! The awful, d0-nothing republican Congress will be voted out on November 6, 2012 – just 56 days away now. It can’t come soon enough.

          • msrita

            Clueless is bliss. He is falling in the polls fast and steady.

          • bud2011

            The uninformed felt the same way about Gov. Walker in the polls in Wisconson, when he irritated the corrupt unions. Stop drinking the kool-aid and start working for the future of America.

          • The bills Harry Reid “sat on” included riders that were unacceptablee to Democrats, and should be unacceptable to most Americans.

          • What The American Taliban Do Is Have Bills With All Kinds Of Crap Buried In Them And Hope The Democrats Are Dumb Enough To Pass Them Without Reading Them All The Wat Thru!! Those Evil Little Riders Will NEVER Make It Thru Cause The Democrats Are Not Dumb Enough To Fall For Their Bullshit!!

          • PURE DELUSSION…keep your head in the sand Bud it’s less dangerous than reading.

        • dellmartin

          Maybe in a bizzarro parallel universe known as bud2011land, but here on earth, it’s President Obama who has been making all the tough decisions on foreign policy. Remember that guy that GW didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about? Dead, along with many more of the al Qaeda leadership.

        • vlcpolitics

          I second the Liberal Repub’s request that you elaborate on your facts of President Obama’s foreigh policy failure. You ought to speak out only when you know what you are talking about. You look like an uneducated fool otherwise.

          • bud2011

            Obozo encouraged and spent milli0ns for the muslims in Libia and Egypt, and now muslims are attacking embassies and counsulates throughout the middle east. Obozo has obstructed our ability to become energy independent. Romney will support our energy independence from the muslim countries. We have no future with the muslim middle east. We should stop sending money we don’t have to Libia, Egypt, Packistan, Africa and concentrate on building America.

        • highpckts

          Bud2011 -so you are a chest thumping warmonger?? What a waste!

        • OOOORRRR when someone proves they CAN’T do the job at all you just don’t hire them. Bud you need to wrap your head around the fact that Mitt is not qualified to and won’t ever be giveb the chance to be persident…he is going to lose in an embarrassing land slide. MaCain will look like a genius compared to Mitt by Nov 7th.

        • You mean that all those that prevented anything to be accomplished in the HOUSE “we have to let them go”? Bye gye teabaggers

          • bud2011

            Only the House has been presenting bills and a budget to the lame senate. Once the senate if replaced we will have a strong congress.

          • Joseph Hemphill

            the house has been wasting tax payer dollars passing stupid bills that haven’t a snowballs chance in hell of passing the senate which by the way holds the all time record of republican filibusters, bud you are mouthing the party line so fine it would make Joseph Goebbles blush.

          • LA_CC

            How many of those were attempts to block women from exercising their rights? I’d call that counter-productive. There was nothing passed which would have helped the economy without some disastrous ad on. The Senate acted responsibly to ignore the BS and not waste their time on it. On the other hand, when the Senate Democrats want to pass something one guy on the other side can drag it to a halt… Rand Paul is doing it now and is preventing an American Vets Jobs bill from processing through the Senate. He’s trying to get his way on one little issue that could be dealt with separately – but he is holding up a popular, decent, jobs bill supporting our vets. This is the kind of low-life activity the American people are fed up with. Unfortunately, low-thinking Kentuckians will probably keep sending the guy back to do more damage. My hope is in other states. Seriously, you don’t seem to understand the world well at all. I’ll bet you haven’t traveled more than about 20 miles of where you were born.

        • Justin Napolitano

          Sorry, bud but your argument is a failure so please go sit in the corner.
          An empty chair is just an empty chair but an empty mind, such as yours, is a tragedy.

      • Romney Is Bush On Crack, Meth And Steroids!!!

      • TheSkalawag929

        We can’t take that chance with the way the republicans are trying to rig the vote. It just wouldn’t be wise to rest now. We can rest after November 6th.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          True True! Seriously, I have TONS of right wing friends, and I just don’t understand how they can support Romney!

          They are going to follow him right off that effin cliff!

          • TheSkalawag929

            Unfortunately all to often unfounded “Dislike” trumps common sense.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Amen brother, Amen!

          • Trump has less commen sense then romney and bush put together.

          • Dang Right

            Yeah, that’s how he became a billionaire, by flaunting his lack of common sense. You make a good point.

          • No he did that by not paying for goods and services that he got. Start a new business put it under a new name, run up the bills and file bankrupcy. User and abuser of the common stiff working for a living…… Lets play Jeopardy What is a Thief…..DT

          • john townsend

            What makes him a billionaire? He hasn´t proved it. Just because he says so doesn´t make it so.

          • Jack FIds

            -NEWS FLASH-
            Bernie Maddoff didn’t take the nickels & dimes from the poor or the middle class !
            Bernie fleeced people with money who thought being rich meant being smart, so smart they gave millions & hundreds of millions to a scam artist, a scam artist aided by BUSH ADMIN SEC stooges who sat on the evidence with zipped yaps .
            All of the clowns at ENRON were rich too… wanna talk Silverado Savings & Loan & Neil Bush, John McCain & big oil ?
            IF the rich had ANY common sense, they wouldn’t seek publicity OR the public’s approval & they’d live moral lives !

          • badswing

            i dont think skalawag was referring to trump, as in ‘the donald’. wow. i swear we should make people pass a test before they are allowed to vote. but then again, we dont even have to prove who we are to vote so i can forget about the test thing.

          • Just seeing TRUMP elicits stupidity, no matter how it is used. Trump (the Donald) has trumped himself with his mouth. If we had to pass a test I guarantee there would not be much voting going on in the heartland. Besides most of the Education going on in this country is from Big Nasty mouthed Radio Dimwits and Shauns who work for sly (so they think) news shows……

            Go free thinkers…..Vote your conscience not your ticket….Register Independent…..

          • You are undoubtedly the snarkiest bitch I have come across in weeks. You are almost a caricature of the dimwit lib who thinks she is so clever. Your lib friends must think your calling heartland Americans stupid just so, so amusing. Why do really stupid people like you always think they are clever?

          • toptwome

            Watch it. No one wants a republican bully calling them a bitch. You are a dimwit republican voting for a republican billionaire who will have policies for the rich and only the rich. The middle class will keep shrinking while the poor increases.

          • d gasawa

            When Obama finally produced an economic plan (but still no budget!) it showed that he pans to raise taxes on families and small businesses and cut taxes for large corporations. Romeney’s plan is more balanced. Only a dimwit would think Romney is only for the rich.

          • faster

            This might be an all-time record for bigotry! Although Ms. Karrer-Lewis may not understand the heartland very well, her comments were essentially on point. I’m FROM the heartland, and I know that, aside from the urban areas, most voters are in agriculture, many are shamefully undereducated, and they do tend to fall for the Republicans without being overly-critical in their analysis. They also fall, big-time, for the fundamentalists, who can then use them as political tools. Rural America is where the “ignorant-and-proud” folks reside. I know them of old. Their ignorance is the result of the failure of our country to bring rural areas quality education. I hope it is a failure we will cease in the future.

            No, people in the heartland are not stupid. What they are is ignorant, and proud of it. Which is worse. The only GOOD thing about ignorance is that it is very curable. Sometimes even fun to cure. And there IS something wrong when a person can actually wish to smother his own human curiosity, which is the main ingredient in people who enjoy learning.

            She is right about the radio shows. If anyone can out-hate, out-stupid a dude like Limbaugh, I’d like to know who it is. With him as a friend and an important “voice” in the Republican party, they don’t need enemies.

            As for Trump, he has not only trumped rational analysis, but has given the game of bridge a bad name.

            Your post shows that a) you hate women because if a woman disagrees with you, she’s a bitch, b) you think libs are dimwits, and c) you detest all liberals, like me. That’s a lot to accomplish in just a few sentences! Congratulations!

            Nobody has to be “clever” at all to refute some of the inane attitudes on the right. Hate isn’t hard to refute, in case you didn’t know that.


          • stupid does as stupid sees

          • TheSkalawag929

            You’re right. I wasn’t.

          • THE USA should be estopped from any trumpeting of democracy around the world as the world is laughing at them, as it knowa they, through the OBAMAS, have totaly lost control of the USA so how can they possibly tell anyone else how democracy works when they have begome a socialistic nation under the
            horrendous rule of ”KING BARACK and QUEEN MICHELLE.

          • maias

            Commonsense is like deodorant. Those who need it don’t use it.

          • TheSkalawag929

            True all to often.

          • Unfounded?????????? after the events of the past week you say unfounded???? You are beyond help. You must be communist to the core!

          • TheSkalawag929

            What does my statement “Unfortunately all to often unfounded “Dislike” trumps common sense.” have to do with the events of the past week?
            What makes you think that I need help?
            And what about the above statement makes me a communist in any way.

          • goshabum

            “Common Sense” here has proven to be give everything to the other countries. We have millions of Americans who need jobs…why don’t we open up some industries again like what we had many years ago, when a person could work for a good paycheck…I’d pay more for merchandise if I knew for a fact AN AMERICAN made the product and the materials used where American made. Where is Obama’s “GREEN” jobs promised? Are you better off today? I’m sure as heck not…not had a raise in 7 years!! Guess I should be happy I have a job, right?…Well again, that’s not BETTER OFF.
            Obama lost me when he allowed Muslins “prayer day” and didn’t allow the Christians their day. The Christians had been doing that for YEARS! (like over 100 of them….) and to NOT allow that was like a slap in the AMERICAN’S face! Guess what…Christians will get fed up with that “turn the other cheek thing,” and it doesn’t mean WE HAVE TO ALLOW things to continue happening….

          • TheSkalawag929

            Okay I follow, understand and agree with you up to “Well again, that’s not BETTER OFF.”

            After that I don’t have any idea of what you are talking about so I won’t comment on that.

          • mtj3134

            Whatever the rights and wrongs are with Romneys comments, it suits you chicken brains to ignore the fact the the ambassador was killed on Obama, s watch on the anniversary of 9/11… but lets not go there because it would spoil you being in denial

          • TheSkalawag929

            Chicken brains? Really?

            No one is ignoring the death of the Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans or the fact that the events leading to his death happened on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

            I think that you are reaching, as is the republican party, for something anything derogatory to pin on President Obama.

            What you are doing is much worse than “ignoring” what happened. You are trying to reap political gains from that tragic event. To what depths will you and your party sink all in the name of beating President Barack Obama?

          • badswing

            the guy gets in front of the un and claims the you tube video was the issue (which , btw, had been online since june!). he knows his “uniquely qualified” was a bunch of bull. and flying off to vegas was essentially calling it a bump in the road, oh wait, he called it a bump in the road.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Are you saying that the video wasn’t the cause of the U.S. Embassy attacks across the Middle East? BTW, as I understand it, the video had been out since May and the reason it didn’t cause such a stir in all this time is because it hadn’t been translated into Arabic until recently.

          • atie1951

            Pay Attention ! The attack had nothing to do with the video . The Consulate was attacked a couple times before 911 . Ambassador ask for more security several times and was denied . They wanted barbwire put at the top of their wall . That was also denied ! One of the attacks left a large hole in the outer wall . Obama has stated that Al Qaeda is on their heels . Reported as NOT TRUE according to a reporter in Afghanistan . A couple other countries shut down their buildings . These 4 men were brutally murdered ! Why NO ONE came to air lift them out when the attack started ? Why were they not removed before this started ? Why in the H didn’t they send in at lest 50 Marines for security ? This is a Failure by the OBAMA administration .

          • TheSkalawag929

            Just because you are staring into a video screen doesn’t mean that you are paying attention or that you understand what is being presented to you. As your comment proves.

            Your response is to a comment that was made more than a month ago. Where was your comment then.

            Your the kind of person that comes along after the smoke clears and the dust settles and complains about how the situation wasn’t handled properly. If you can’t keep up then don’t participate.

          • toptwome

            President Obama is not an insensitive man. When he talked about bumps in the road he was talking about all the things that are going on in the Middle East that have been so unexpected as one country after another decides to rise up against their leaders. It has been very stressful for all the countries in the region.

          • badswing

            ok he is sensitive. inept when he says this murder was a bump. inept when he called the ft hood massacre office violence, inept when he change the verbiage from terrorism to the flavor of the day. inept when he watched as the arab spring sprung. keep sticking up for this guy. 4 weeks left and maybe we can get back on track. mind boggling how he still has defenders.

          • toptwome

            In Lybia. People do get killed in Afghanistan as well. It was a tragedy but it was not the fault of President Obama. The Ambassador could have left the country if he felt it was not safe. I wish he had so that they could have built a more safe place for him to locate.

          • russ

            Let’s try to better define ‘common sense’ shall we?

            Common sense says if you are hungry you work for some money to buy food.

            Common sense says if you want to live like George Clooney you work for some more money to buy a movie script so he will invite you to his mansion.

            Common sense says if you want to help others you start with one person at a time and take a personal interest in actually wanting to help them and not shove them aside and out of sight on a government program that keeps them off your lawn.

            Common sense says any fool will run for president, but it takes arrogance to try a second time.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I define “common sense” as it is found in Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary 10th ed. : 1. the unreflective opinions of ordinary people. ; 2 sound and prudent but often unsophisticated judgement.

            If you were hungry I am sure you would seek work in order to provide for you and your’s. It’s when the real world intrudes into your life that sometimes principles are shed in order to survive. Hopefully you are fortunate enough to have not reached that point. But I bet you have thought about it.

            Your view of the Entertainment Industry is sophomoric. It ain’t that easy.

            You are unrealistic in thinking that the number of people in need of help can wait in some imaginary cue waiting to be helped one person at a time.

            You don’t have enough time in the day to take care of what you believe you need to take care of to maintain your way of life. How do you squeeze in another person and their baggage?

            You don’t.

            We set up government agencies to take care of that. As a society that cares about the least among it that’s common sense according to the Christian Rules of life I was brought up by.

            Common sense may say that any fool will run for President but only a foolish electorate will ELECT the fool.

          • I was brought up among the poor and we never sought government assistance. My parents worked two jobs if neccesary. We did not spend money on uneccesary things, only the essentials. Those who call themselves poor and destitute today, have money for cigaretts and cable and cell phones. I believe in taking care of the poor, but they too, have a responsibility to take that generosity( food stamps,welfare, etc.) and make it go as far as possible. Spending it on steaks, pork chops, fast food (in some places it’s allowed), birthday cakes, Debbie cakes, and things such as that is not being good stewerts of the help we working class citizens are providing them. Many times they live better than those who are working and paying for their little extras. This is not something I heard on the radio or watched on television, I know from experience. I go to the grocery store and get behind those who live off of others and I see what is in their buggy and what is in mine. There is no comparison. I wish I could afford the things they purchase with my money.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I commend your parents on their work ethic and their frugality. I agree that there are some who take advantage of the generosity of others but for the most part those on public assistance are truly in need of the meager assistance that the government provides.

            You say you have been behind someone in line using food stamps that made purchases that you considered frivolous, but to judge a whole group of people based on your small sampling is unfair and skewed.

            I call into question your statement that “they live better than those who are working and paying for their little extras”. How did you gain your “empirical knowledge”? Did you follow these people around and observe their lifestyles? I think that radio, television, news papers, magazines and conversations with friends and co-workers is your main source of information on this subject. However you may assume whatever you wish. It’s just that it doesn’t make it so.

          • d gasawa

            It’s Que not Cue. And most Obama supporters get hungry, they apply for EBT, not for a job.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Thank you for the correction.

            I’m guessing that you meant to put the word “when” in after and.

            EBT comes after there are no call backs on numerous applications and part time pay nothing jobs.

            I’m really glad you don’t need the safety at this point in time but I am equally as glad that it is there should you or any other American have need of it in the future.

          • Trumps common sense, you did not just say that. Going bankrupt how many times? Romney is a much better business man than Trump any day. He was a joke and cannot run businesses! Mr Obama is the joke in this matter by the way and who would vote for 4 more years of this guys failed policies. There is somethings that a liberal and a conservative will never agree on!

          • TheSkalawag929

            Anthony your reading comprehension leaves much to be desired.
            I used of the word “trump” meaning to get the better of; outdo.

            Knowing what the conversation is about is more important than just chiming in with worthless stupid comments.

          • It is far better to fall off the effin cliff that to be Dishonored by being LOCKED UP IN A CAGE !!!!!! If Your King Obama wins I think You will have a quite different position.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Wow, He is OUR President! Just like the last 43 before him, except for the color of his skin of course!

            Holy Hyperbole BatMan!

            If 8 years of Bush didn’t kill me, I can certainly don’t think 4 more of a good president will!

            The level of the douchebaggery of you guys never ceases to amaze me!

            Really, this is all a put on, right? Do you really believe what you are saying?

          • lisahemmer

            It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. I am so sick of that excuse. I judge a man by his deeds. Do you really believe he has made things in this country better? Wow- the schools are failing our children if you people claim to be the educational elite-most every liberal thinks they’re the bees knees. Legends in their own minds.

          • louisy8

            as I said you are a sick person, for you to blame Obama for all the crap the Buah, the big banks , wallstreet, two wars, tax for the rich and so much more, go and read the facts of all Bush did and did not pay for any of it, and all the Bills Obama try to past but
            gops blocked all, mam you are a jack ass

          • Patricia Brindle

            To louisy8=

            No, he is not a jack ass, he just woke up from a coma.

          • badswing

            let’s see: wall street and the banks: i think barney frank, chris dodd, franklin raines, rahm emanuel, jon corzine off the top of my head. wars: after we get out of afghanistan (when is that going to happen) and close guantanomo (when is that going to happen again?) I think of egypt and libya. tax rates even after having all 3 positions house, senate and presidency remained the same. I think we can call them the obama rates now and then just throw in all that debt and those yearly trillion dollar deficits and YOU GUYS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT BUSH. very sad

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            I wouldn’t have played the race card but someone on this thread called OUR president “buckwheat”. I thought tha put it in play!

          • Justin Napolitano

            Hey Rick, you are not going to be paid for that comment; you used the word effin.
            By the way, you are already in a cage of your own making.

          • louisy8

            man you are sick

          • BDD1951

            So is my sister.

          • Wendy A

            We are already slipping off the cliff right now with who we have in the White House.. Time to climb back UP in November!

          • In this election people are listen to the Tv ads and not reading about who they have to vote for. In the Republicians debates they were doing the same thing. Everone needs to do some reading about the 2 men that are running for president and stop listening to the ads. You have facts and fictions. Make sure that you are not voting for the party but for the person that will be president. Do the same for congress. We have went tru a tough 3 years. The next 4 years will be harder. It maybe time to look at a 3rd party. Question is would congress work with a 3rd party?

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Ha two parties obviously dont work, so 3 just might! It’s worth a shot! I think people should just sack up and do what is right in their heart! We are electing a representative, you can’t expect them to vote exactly the way you want them to all the time! Hence the name, representative democracy!

          • louisy8

            Gops are trying buy this election with ad from all the big dogs and from all their rich friends but God is good the rick with all their money the right person will win. Obama all the way money and lies will not win

          • Dang Right

            Right on! Romney was caught lying when he said he’d close Gitmo by the end of the year and he would cut the deficit in half, and he would have the most transparent administration. That Romney is a big fat liar alright!

          • badswing

            remember when they had the meeting on transparency and it was closed doors! too funny. and cspan was going to be in all the meetings and unemployement was going to be…pick a %, any %, and there were going to be no lobbyists pushing this administration! and ocare was going to be budget neutral (only off by a trillion after raiding medicare by 700 billion) and our path to fiscal sanity was thru shovel ready jobs and green jobs and bears and pigs and fantasy, oh my! oh wait, and he had a unique ability to reach out to the muslin world and peace will reign. the one thing he did promise that came true was his ability to stop the seas from rising (yes, he said that and probably believed it literally) and guess what, the rate of sea level rise has indeed stopped.

          • badswing

            your party wants God out, it was voted on and obvious what the outcome was. yet, just like always, they think they know whats best for you and said the outcome was very different than reality. and God snuck back in.

          • I fall to the right of Romney fiscally and to the left of Obama socially. Republicans and Democrats live in this lukewarm world where your identity is created by playing for the team. Romney is the currently at bat for the team, so they support him no matter what, even if he is batting for the Red Sox wearing a Yankees jersey. They can’t see past the BS, because their world begins and ends on Fox News of MSNBC. They look through rose colored glasses and refuse to take an objective, questioning stance. IMO.

          • badswing

            if what you say is true about your beliefs you are one confused soul. its not even possible to have the tenets you are saying you have. get a backbone and make a stance one way or the other. live free means the least amount of government intervention in your life as possible. left of obama sure isnt that.

          • The least amount of government intervention? Where, exactly, is that? Not funding the armed forces, the FAA, the National Parks Service? Or do you mean Social Security? Medicare? Medicaid? Or do you think that we just shouldn’t fund welfare? The business of government is NOT to give carte blanche to the JP Morgans of this world but to ensure that the playing field is reasonably level and that if you fall down there’s a helping hand. If you travel to Germany and most of mainland Europe you’ll never see the poverty you see daily in the US, and government is far more active. Haven’t noticed that this has unduly hampered Germany’s manufacturers (who have to have workers on their boards). There’s no contradiction between recognising the legitimate place of free enterprise in a society that takes care of everyone. And the legitimate place of free enterprise is NOT to take everything and give nothing back in the way that we’ve seen on Waöö Street recently.

          • badswing

            if your response was to something i said i will answer….i agree with your statement but: if you think we are at a point where if you fall down we are there to give a helping hand you are fooling yourself. we have a hammock that people live on. and wall st. gets an unfair advantage that both sides are guilty of giving away. and i do tire of listening to how good everything is everywhere else. ie germany or australia’s 20 min wage or whatever healthcare or retirements etc….. everyone can leave here and go there.

          • Rex Remes

            I agree. If the grass is so green somewhere else, people can go there.

            But I think there are tens of millions of Americans who are quite happy with their government handouts and politicians that are afraid to take them away.

          • actually, it’s harder than you think. Open immigration is not an option in places like Australia or all over Europe. You have to have a necessary skills, no record, money and a sponsor. Try even immigrating to Canada. Not gonna happen unless you’re top o’ the heap.

          • Rex Remes

            Germans have a thing called a work ethic. And pride. Many Americans have lost both of those things. Big government is just re-inforcing this fall to mediocrity.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I just read your response to LiveFree and was wondering if you would clear something up.

            Is it your belief that a person can’t be fiscally conservative and socially liberal?

          • badswing

            yes and no, if they truly understand the tenets of conservatism being socially liberal makes no sense. it is my belief that the moral choice, the government that works bests for the most people, leaves the least amount of people without ability to move up the so called ladder is conservatism. individualism, freedom to choose best explained by mises , hayek and friedman (and i dont mean tom, lol) clearly show the moral choice as well as the choice where liberty is most dominant works best for the most. so the “fiscal conservative” saying he is socially “liberal” ,in my admittedly very small world, is confused. so i guess my answer is if someone says they are indeed both, they dont understand either ideology.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I have to disagree.

            I think that a person can be fiscally conservative and socially liberal without conflict.
            For example a person spends their money on those things that are of necessity only would be considered fiscally conservative. And a person that believes that everyone has the right to live their life as they choose without causing harm to another is what I would consider socially liberal. I see no conflict with the two philosophies residing in the same person.

          • badswing

            we have very different definitions. your socially liberal definition is astonishing!

          • TheSkalawag929

            What’s so astonishing? What are your definitions?

          • StopUSA

            $17 TRILLION isn’t pushing the USA over a cliff.
            You apparently do not work: do not know what a JOB is nor do you pay any taxes, nor your medical NOTHING
            ALL equals a pure Gov Teet boy…in desperate need to find his sperm donor…

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Poignant! What a tool! Dismissed! No further comment!

          • badswing

            as you follow “the one” off the debt cliff. mind numbing.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            I would argue that your mind was numb long before you saw my post.

            Econ101. Try it.

          • badswing

            econ 101 , huh? maybe you believe paul krugman but i don’t. econ 101 is to make trillion dollar deficits every year? econ 101 means quadrupling debt every year? econ 101 means bailing out banks and companies and forcing banks to make bad loans, and QE1 QE 2 and now QE 3???? great policy. oh my! what part of econ 101 did you miss?

          • Lisa Julius

            This independent feels the same about how you can support Obama! They both suck.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            I am supporting our President, because he has more work to do.

            Our credit wasn’t downgraded until the Teahadist’s were voted into office.

            Deficits don’t matter when you are Republican killing Arabs, but when you are actually trying to pay the bills under a Democratic administration…

          • We follow Romney because he has balls.. he’s not a wimp like obama and he doesn’t have bruises on his forehead from the belt buckles of every arab nation on earth with all his bowing apologizing and azzkissing. Obama is a disgrace to this country. Did you know that Romney wrote a check every single week to pay out of his own pocket for 700,000 pints of milk for a veterans hospital for more than 2 years and no one knew it was him??? He asked no recognition.. he just did what he felt was right for his fellow man.. He’s a very compassionate man.. He’s not a I. I. I. person like obama.. we’re damn lucky to have such a man running for the presidency. You libs need to take the blinders off before we all end up having to learn arabic.. As long as I can still breathe no one is going to turn my country over to the marxist/socialist party. And you’re not much of an American if you stand by and let it happen either. Its beyond me what any of you libs see in obama beyond a welfare check.. disgusting.. absolutely disgusting behavior for people who call themselves American’s! We are a disgraced nation at the hands of this moron..

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Sorry bro, you lost me with your first sentence…

            I just you would have mentioned George Soros.

            At least then I would have had to drink to you….


          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Independent focus group on your comments say you sound like a third grader. My biased opinion says you sound infantile!

          • goshabum

            Rather follow him off the cliff than obama off the “give America away” highway. At least then I’ve fought a good fight. Obama just wants all americans to become like his nut job Muslin Brotherhood.

          • You guys ENVY Romney for several reasons: HE IS INTELLIGENT, HE IS COMPETENT, HE IS HONEST, HE IS HANDSOME. Attributes that you pall Obama LACKS. Sorry!

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Too many comebacks, not enough time.


          • J

            your friends support Romney because Obama is teh worst of teh two thats how. If you like mediocrity vote Obama if you want someone who at least has business experience and wealth for compnaies vote Romney. Obama is a socialist unless you like teh socialist ideals go ahead vote bamabi if you like capitalism vote Romney. America is on her knees today because of Obama do you like traveling to foreign countries and having people sneer as the stupid fucked up gringo and their useless president.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Please go back and get your G E D sir. You won’t get far without it.

            And if you somehow managed to obtain a G E D, please return it, as it was given to you in error.
            No One with Composition and Rhetoric skills, such as yours, is worthy of a High School Diploma.
            I only hope that those independents that wade this deeply into this WAR on the English see that Teanderthals come by the moniker honestly.
            Good Day,


          • M256A1

            Liberal garbage… Speaking about a bunch of liberal morons following their leader off a cliff, how’s it feel down there, bonehead?

          • The_Liberal_Republican


            Who left the bar door open again?

            The sheeple are on the loose!

            No new talking points today, just ad hominen I guess.

            Thank you for contributing.

          • russ

            Seriously I suppose at least they don’t stand around baaing and letting some fool talk them into thinking the hangmans noose is a necktie for the poor. We are so far down the gutter now there is no way for anyone to find a cliff to fall off of.

          • Liar…you don’t have any friends….well maybe imaginary ones.

          • libsbite

            come on you have no friends..

          • Mark Russomanno

            I dont understand how they could be your friends

          • outlaw481

            DO not call your self a liberal Repub, you are a liberal democrat nothing else. People like you are destroying this country by your insane rants and following the Great Satan Obama

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            You called my rants insane, and called President Obama the “Great Satan” in the same post!

          • THERealityTsar

            It is funny in that I live in (liberal) New York City. My neighbors are nice, if shallow, young people, and I can not understand why they(or any thinking person) would vote for Obama, he has failed horribly and virtually everything he says is a lie or a mischaracterization of the facts designed to mislead people.

            I am beginning to feel better, the tide is turning against Obama and I expect that by 11/6 he’ll be lucky to win 11 states*….Help America and the World, vote Romney/Ryan.

            *Even after Barry bombs Libya, and maybe Syria for effect….

          • Its simple, a bad republican is a little bit better than a communist

          • YOU and your friends make me ashamed to acknowledge that
            i live in reasonable proximity to either of you…SHAME SHAME SHAME……

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            My, don’t we have a high opinion of ourself, eh Mr Martin?

            With all due respect, screw you, you sanctimonious turd!

          • ali_Shabazz_Kingfish_Stevens

            Are some of your best friends black, too?

          • As I said you are an asshole!

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Thanks, I try!

            If bashing bizarre and or completely idiotic trolls makes me an asshole, I wear that badge with Honor!

          • atlasshrugged77

            your name is an oxymoron, first of all. and where has, and where will Obama take us? Oh I know, to the EU, where gas costs $10/gallon, we are not energy independant, we apologize for America, condemn family values such as marriage and heterosexuality, and have to pay for everyone’s healthcare who doesn’t want to work, bc they get a phone, paycheck, and housing for free from our tax dollars.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Wow! You sound like the first 30 seconds of every Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity show I ever watched.

            You watch too much propaganda, in my opinion.

            Thanks for noting that my name is an oxymoron, never heard that before. No really, good catch, not!

            I would rather be an Oxymoron, than a Talking point parrot Maxi-Moran, such as yourself.

            Sour grapes make sour whine!

            You just got served 4 more years of Obama, popular vote and all! Deal with it.

        • I know what you mean if those repubilcians get their way, dead people and illigel alliens can’t vote for the democrats, we have to make it fair, as it stands now I can only vote 7 times, I want to be able to vote at least 20 times for a democtate of my choice. KEEPING IT FAIR!!!!!!!!!!

          • TheSkalawag929

            Bruce your attempt at derision only goes to weaken your case for what the GOP euphemistically calls Voter ID laws. There is no evidence, overwhelming or otherwise, to back up your side’s claims of voter fraud.

            So let us call it what it really is. Voter Suppression.
            Republican Rule of Acquisition #2) If you can’t win fair and square CHEAT.

          • They have plenty of practice. just ask Bush! Big money talks in USA, Republicans listen

          • Lying , Cheating And Stealing Is The Only Way The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Can Win !! If There’s Some Cheating Going On You Can Bet The Farm It’s The American Taliban Whose Doing The Cheating !!! Remember Bush 2000???? Right Now Obama 313 Romney 206 Electoral Votes!!

          • Patricia Brindle

            So well sais and true.

          • louisy8

            no matter what they try, they will not win voter suppression or not there is a God to see the truth

          • TheSkalawag929

            Agreed 100%

          • msrita

            Its not going to work the people will stand up and poll worker must abide the 1965 Voters Rights Act. This in the Constitution you can’t over the Law of the Constitution. I some of use could it would be gun rights. How about Bruce Brownose.

          • Justin Napolitano

            Have you ever voted, Bruce or are you just saying you did?

        • Barry Feist

          Could good old fashion racism have anything to do with it? Not suggesting it is, just wondering out loud.

          • TheSkalawag929

            As are many of us also wondering out loud.

          • lisahemmer

            When you can’t defend dear leader’s policies, always, always bring out the race card.

          • TheSkalawag929

            So what you are saying is that when your racial animus is being used we should handicap ourselves by not pointing it out.
            Well that ain’t going to happen.

          • lisahemmer

            Where is the proof of “racial animus”? It’s an opinion on your part that it occurred. Where is your requirement of proof in this instance? I thought us republicans were the ones that didn’t believe in science? Sorry- this is one republican that does, unfortunately to your detriment.

          • TheSkalawag929

            How about depicting President Obama as the “welfare president”, he’s a Muslim or needs to learn how to be an American to name a few. You’ll probably deny any racial connotations but your denial is not proof that it doesn’t exist.
            I think you mean “Where is my proof?” as I would require of you if you made such a statement.
            It’s not that republicans don’t believe in science it’s just that you like to pick and choose what science you will accept.
            If you are saying that you are one republican that believes in science then I am both glad for you and at the same time sad. Glad in that you believe in enlightened thought . Sad because you must be very lonely being the one republican that does believe in science. And it is no detriment to me that you believe in science.

          • lisahemmer

            Sorry- it is a detriment to you because you can no longer lump all republicans together as anti-science. How is welfare president racial? It doesn’t exist in my statement unless I make the statement. There are more white people than black or mexican people on welfare- who is the racist here? You trying to sound so elitist- that is what is sad.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Welfare President, Food stamp President and other statements along those lines are dog whistle statements. Statements designed in such a way that when made they send a signal to white republicans that those undeserving minorities are taking money out of their pockets again without having to work for it.

            I think that you know that these kinds of statements exist and the reason for their existence. It doesn’t matter that the facts don’t support the claim neither does your not having made the statement personally. The intent and the results are the same, to stir up racial animus.

          • lisahemmer

            Oh.My.Goodness. Read your reply- who is the racist here? “White Republicans”? ” It doesn’t matter that the facts don’t support the claim?” Wait- I thought Republicans were the anti science group? Neither does my not having made the statement personally? Wow- talk about discrimination! Thank you for making my point about how racial and discriminatory a lot of liberals are.

          • TheSkalawag929

            lisa if pointing out the obvious is being racist then so be it.

          • lisahemmer

            Obvious in your opinion, not fact. So, you pick and choose when you want to use facts, is that it? As I said, more white people than blacks are on welfare, so how can that be a racist term? Facts are pesky little things, aren’t they? And you can be racist when it suits your beliefs? That’s even more racist! What a hypocrite!

          • TheSkalawag929

            Yes it is a fact that there are more white people than black on welfare. I agree with that.

            What I’m saying is that at large when the subject of welfare is brought up the image that most people see within their own minds is that of some black person living in the projects driving a Cadillac and living large on the public dole.
            I know this is what a lot of white republicans over the age of about 40 see because that is the image that Ronald Reagan planted and nurtured during his first successful presidential campaign. It has become a staple in the republican playbook.

            Yes facts and truths are pesky things. And republicans don’t seem to have a problem leaving them out in order to achieve their goal.
            Wasn’t it someone in the Romney campaign that recently said that their campaign wasn’t going to be run on the basis of fact checkers?

            Go back to the republican primaries and listen to what Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum were saying and here of late even Mitt Romney has dabbled in it.

            No. The hypocrisy is not mine.

          • lisahemmer

            Sorry, but you are a hypocrite. What about the liberal view of trailer-park white trash, swilling beer and watching Nascar, while collecting welfare checks? I can claim the same thing. Don’t even mention facts and truth and the Obama administration in the same sentence. “Over the age of 40”- now you engage in age discrimination- your hypocrisy knows no bounds. How can you even look in a mirror? Their campaign wasn’t going to be run on the basis of fact checkers, such as PolitiFact, or FactCheckers. org- well-known left-leaning organizations. Get your facts straight. I refuse to engage any longer in a battle of wits with someone so grievously unarmed. Good day, and may your blindness be self-serving, because people with your beliefs are the doom of this country as we know it.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I said their comment was “Their campaign wasn’t going to be run on the basis of fact checkers.” That is a true statement.

            You changed the meaning of what I said by adding on ” such as PolitiFact, or FactCheckers. org- well-known left-leaning organizations. ” I never said that. And then have the nerve to claim my facts aren’t straight. You are the one who is unarmed in this debate.

            When you say “because people with your beliefs are the doom of this country as we know it.” what do you mean by “this country as we know it”?

            Are you looking at as taking away your position of privilege is the doom of the country?

            It’s not my blindness that you should be concerned about. And thank you I will have a good day. I wish you the same.

          • lisahemmer

            I didn’t change the meaning of what you said- I clarified it. You didn’t do a thorough job of researching your claim. “My position of privilege”? Ha Ha! You don’t even know who or what I am, much less my position in society. People like you don’t believe in the principles upon which this country was founded. Read the Constitution- without Obama’s interpretation. Actually read it, and the Federalist Papers. Throw in the Declaration of Independence while you’re at it- then you’ll understand my meaning of “this country as we know it”. Liberals- when they can’t defend their own argument, twist the facts, and attack their opponent. Proud of yourself?

        • We have many great Republician and Democrats that would make a great president but Mitt is not one. There are many things wrong in the US that will take someone that wants to do more than make money.

        • Republicans rig the vote?? How many channels do you get on that outer space antenna on your head.. It wasn’t Republicans who registered dead people to vote in the 08 election.. It wasn’t Republicans who had black panther’s at the polling places with baseball bats trying to intimidate the whites.. You need to do some fact checking before you shoot off your ignorant mouth and at no time did Republicans state they would declare martial law if things weren’t going their way..Libtard!

          • TheSkalawag929

            Yes republicans are trying to rig the vote.

            You can continue to beat that dead horse about registering dead people all you want. It won’t win the race.

            The case is in person voter fraud which hasn’t been proved by the republicans who are instituting the new more strict voter ID laws to prevent something that doesn’t exist.

            I’m sure that you were intimidate by all two of the Black Panther members that showed up in front of a polling place in a predominately black district.

            You need to stop manufacturing outrage.

            An finally where in the post that you are responding to do I make any comments about martial law.

            You are the one with the fact problem and the mouth of ignorance not me.

        • After November your pall Obama will be “FORWARD” to Kenya, by all INTELLIGENT Americans,where he belongs. Then you MENTALLY RETARDED LIBERALS, will have nothing to do, and you be resting for a long, long time.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Feel better now?

        • Run your household the way Obama and the liberals have run this country the past four years…let me know how long you stay solvent.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Probably longer than if I run it the way the previous administration did and a Romney administration promises.

        • just freakin ducky

          WHAT???????????? (republicans trying to rig the vote) I honestly do not understand most democrats I have heard talk. I have not heard oh wait… maybe one or two tops. Make a lick of sense of what answer they make to a question. Or statements they make. As this one. Democrats are fighting to make sure that it is not mandatory to show photo I.D to vote. If they were really trying to rig the vote. They would agree on the no photo I.D they do not agree on this…. Like I said they make no sense to me on much of anything they say. Sorry if anyone is offended but is truly my opinion.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I honestly don’t understand your post.

            “Democrats are fighting to make sure that it is not mandatory to show photo I.D to vote. If they were really trying to rig the vote. They would agree on the no photo I.D they do not agree on this…. ”

            Democrats are saying that the new voter photo ID is unnecessary and an undue burden on minorities, the poor, seniors and students.

            There have been no cases of in person voter fraud. So there is no need to change the kind of ID you need for voting.

            What it boils down to is that in order for republicans to win the presidential election they must restrict democrats ability to vote.

        • Keep drinking the Koolaid. Obama is the liar-in-chief and you all can’t see how he is destroying this country. Debts deficits unemployment foreign affairs – what has he done well? NOTHING. As for rigging the votes- that is the Democratic party speciality.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Sandy if anyone has been doing any drinking it’s you.
            The only reason you would call Obama a liar is you wouldn’t know the truth even it walked up and said Howdy.
            I can’t point to anything that the President has done, that was good,that you would agree with so I won’t even try.
            If you consider fixing it so that no one is denied his or her right to vote, including you, well then I guess we Liberals are guilty of vote rigging.

          • MomsTalking

            obama has made sure the American Military does not vote by having the pentagon say they were having “problems” getting ballots out to 229 military bases!!!..housewives are able to put community papers out to thousands of people without the expertise and money and equipment available to the pentagon!!!!…AP(associated press) put out a phoney story(2 days ago) that an airplane crashed with 4700 pounds of mail going to the troops and alot was ballots…all burned!!..only the troops have confirmed no crash and the ballots were to be mailed to the troops IN SEPTEMBER!!…OBAMA has used dirty tricks once again….75% of the troops are voting Romney and he is OPPRESSING the MILITARY’S VOTE in order to win!!!..that sick muslim POS!!..the American Military deserve to be the first ones to vote in any election and should not be treated this way..obama doesn’t care because they won’t vote for him and because most of them are white!!!he has ROE orders in Afghanistan that ensure the WHITE MILITARY Personnel are KILLED!!look all this and more up on internet..

        • i vote 1x how many times do you vote?

          • TheSkalawag929

            What are you implying Randall?

            I vote once per election.

            Randall you should strive to be as smart as you think your mouth is.

        • oldostritch

          No. We can’t rest, ever. Evil people will always work for their objectives, we must work to thwart them and accomplish ours.

        • russ

          Since when was chicago run by republicans? Or maybe you just forgot to add the ht after ‘rig’

          • TheSkalawag929

            I don’t know when Chicago was run by republicans. Nor do I care.

            No I didn’t leave out or forget any letters in my post.

            I posted exactly what I meant.

            The Republicans Are Trying To Rig The Vote In Their Favor.

            I can’t make it any plainer than that.

        • libsbite

          obama is giving the country over to the dogs. Our foreign policy is lower than ever. Our economy is lower than ever.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I disagree. Considering what sad shape the country was in when Obama took over I’d say that we took the country back FROM the dogs.

            I think that our foreign policy and our standing in the world have been restored to pre-Bush status since Obama became President.

            If you look realistically at our economy you will see that we ARE in much better shape now than in we were in 2009 when Bush left office.

            We aren’t in the best of shape as a whole yet but we are a darn site better off than we were.

        • rcbCAL

          Please explain how the Republicans are trying to rig the vote.

          • TheSkalawag929

            The fact that the Republican vote rigging story has been around for more than a year and with all the information out there on the subject and that I made the comment that you are referring to more than a month ago the answer to your request is no.

            You really don’t expect me to believe that you don’t know the answer to your query? If you don’t then A) you haven’t been paying attention B) you’ve got some snide little quip you want to put out there thinking it will score you some points in Conservative Land or C) you are willfully stupid.

        • Chicago democrats are the ones that are famous for two things:1. Dead people voting and 2. Vote early and vote often. Stop drinking the Kool aid. DUH??

          • TheSkalawag929

            Your snide, snarky and surly remarks are typical of low information voters.

            Obama/Biden 2012 Four More Years.

        • d gasawa

          Five instances of Democrat voter fraud in the news yesterday.
          Zero instances of Republican voter fraud in the news yesterday.

          • TheSkalawag929

            Okay? So what is your point?

        • ANOTHER genius, we pray there are not enough ”FOOLS” to re-elect
          this buffoon again….the first time was a mistake… he has a record,
          the worst ever in the history of this REPUBLIC even wose than the peanut farmer, who we assume you and ”TheSkalawag929” loved.
          AMERICA does not deserve the title ”THE WORLD’S DEMOCRACY”
          with the likes of you guys that vote with something other than your head…..another part of the anatomy comes to mind.

          • TheSkalawag929

            I am neither genius nor fool.

            It is your opinion that electing President Obama was a mistake. You are entitled to your opinion.

            Yes the President has a record to run on now and I think that it is a very good record.

            As to President Carter’s achievements he was able to broker a peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. No small feat.

            Who is asking to be the ” world’s democracy”? I’m not. I am not for bending the rest of the wold to an American perspective.

            Prior to reading your post I thought it would impossible to think with the part of anatomy that you alluded to. You have convinced me that I was wrong.

            You are a prime example of someone blessed with that capability.

      • citizenmb

        Even though your e-name is oxymoronic, you are NOT a moron! Welcome to the Democratic party–as a Conservative Democrat(?) That name tag would not be oppositional because Dems are much more willing to embrace good ideas, even if they do lean more conservative than most Dems are. But back to Mr. Romney. He can be anything the Tea Party wants him to be–namely as crazy and craven as they are. Hey! It enabled him to win the nomination of his party, even though his opponents were so very weak they R’s had to settle for him. Now he has to “TP” himself, and it’s no Halloween joke!

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Why, thank you! I love the Oxmoronic nature of the name! Actually, I think you would find there are plenty of socially liberal Republicans.

          Personally I’m a total Rino now. I could never sink to the depths of fiscal craziness I see in the present party!

      • Wendy A

        Yeah, more important things than acting as President, meeting with your jobs and security councils, and meeting with foreign allies. It’s more important to campaign and play GOLF. Even more important to send Tweets about selling campaign sweatshirts while the deceased from overseas are arriving in America. But Most of all… really, the MOST important thing he does, is Apologize in behalf of all of us American Infidels… even when OUR Americans are being Murdered by people of HIS faith… Muslims. Now, THAT.. is an AMAZING Responsible President… Hail Obama….

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          For God’s sake take a reading comprehension class people! I said he does have more important things to do than campaign! I said he doesn’t need to campaign because Romney digging his own grave! And whoever the person was that called the president Buckwheat? Thank you! At least you are honest about your racism!

      • onedonewong

        An Barak looks like Buckwheat

      • Sir I went to Iraq 3 times. I have an ideal if you believe Mitt is right I believe you should put up or shut up and go into the Army. I do not know if you like I am is a vet. If not when you believe you are going to die you may began to see a bigger picture. In the Vetnam war Mitt protest draft protester and supported the war until he completed College. Then he went to France. I wish he had stay there. I know you knew this if not I believe you need to do some reading and find out who and what Mitt is. The price of freedom is not cheap. We as an Americian will be free as long as we are will to pay the price. I do not rember who said this but this is what I believe. There are many great Republicians but Mitt is not one. Newt was right about Mitt.

      • useralreadytaken

        Like playing golf? If you think Obama is so smart, why doesn’t he release his college transcripts to prove it?

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          I never said Obama was smart, I was commenting on how STUPID Romney is. Really, try to keep up!
          Exactly what GPA would you be satisfied with anyhow?

          Golf is a great game and if President Obama wants to play once in a while, great. Everyone gets time off.

      • Much more important? You mean like trying once again to repeal section 1021 of the NDAA 2012 that allows for the indefinite detention without charge or trial which does indeed apply to American citizens and violates our constitution which is why a federal judge put a permanent injunction on section 1021? Or his kill list which includes American and non American citizens that was addressed in congress by Ron Paul saying it was unconstitutional and against what this country was founded on. Or maybe how he is working on the NDAA 2013 that will allow the government to use propaganda on US citizens. But do not take my word for it for the NDAA 2012/2013 in text is public. What I am trying to say is that voting for the lesser evil is only going to send us in a downward spiral. There is no room for improving with such a mindset. We are in constant violation of Habeas Corpus. Do your research and see that I am right by facts BUT do not misunderstand me I am not promoting Romney, he is complete garbage. But Obama is not much better. He preaches to other countries about democracy and how they should not suppress protestors yet we suppress them here. One last bit of info, our liberties and freedoms do not protect themselves. We the people must protect our freedoms and liberties.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Thank you! I don’t know what else I can do.

          As W said, being the prez is hard work.

          Not a dig on W, just saying you can’t possibly please everyone.

          I really appreciate your thoughtful CITED posted.

      • StopUSA

        as if the Kenyan god king is concerned about the USA…where have you been?

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          You are dismissed!

      • Dang Right

        Right now, polls say that more people believe that Romney is the smart one. But don’t let the opinions of the masses alter your opinion. The President deserves time to go to Vegas and the Letterman show ahead of national business.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          You are proof positive that collectively we, as Americans are idiots!

          Thanks for making us collectively dumber.

          I’m sorry, did I say collective enough to make me a commie?


      • DESPERATE PEOPLE MAKES DESPERATE COMMENTS. The important things that your pall Obama worries about is when he is going to have a party with his GAYS friends and MOVIES STARS.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          You said it brother!


      • More important things like how to flush America down the toilet.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Ba ha ha ha!

          You are a real commodian!

          Nice try!

      • J

        Sure does like bankrupting teh country installing his spread the wealth tax policy and kissing ass to every muslim potentate he can find. Obama is a wqeak kneed vascilating idiot he submits a forged birth certificate and when told he doesnt pull out his real one. Makes you wonder if he even is able to be president legally doesnt it. Ask about his degreee cant see to get it out weither. He is a lying sack of bovine exccrement and the useful idiots on teh left bought into him for Change. Well change is coming like it or not US credit rating going down thanks bama, US defence readines going down thanks Bama , US deterence gone thanks bama, US foregin policy useless thanks bama and on and on all thanks to obama America first and last muslim president

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          I feel your Pain President Reagan…

          Can you see whats left of your party?

      • Romney dumber than Bush? Come on, that’s more of a lie than you claiming to be Republican.

        Which empty chair should Obama send? I know a few. . .
        The empty state senate seat that he seldom sat in to vote or uselessly voted “present”.
        The empty US Senate seat he seldom sat in to vote.
        Or better yet, that seat in the Oval Office that sits empty while he plays golf, appears on Letterman, campaigns for reelection, etc., etc.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          You had a pretty good rebuttal going, but then you bailed out to the same tired talking points that I have heard repeated over,and over, and over!
          Golfing is no more of a crime than skateboarding.

      • abebird

        America has much more important things to worry about than trying to keep Obama on job !

      • what planet are you from and what drugs are you on
        yes obama must hide the 105,000 champaign stack in jasy los bar
        and decide which tv show to go on
        all so very important pfffffffffffft!

        • The_Liberal_Republican


          And nothing that yo mamma can’t grow, an tax!

      • PabloKOh

        More important things like keeping a few of his 2008 election promises, closing Guantanamo, bringing more transparency to the government, stop raiding medical cannabis dispensaries, getting rid of some of the lobbyists in the white house and ending the occupation of Iraq.

      • clearhead

        Right !! Beyonce, golf, David Letterman, campaigning — the ruling of the American people never seems to end.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Wow! I am stunned at how many of you tea-baggers run with the same talking points!

          It’s not even fun to bash anymore!

          Did you even read my post? I said he does have better things to do than campaign, so I guess I agree with you?

          My reason for him getting off the campaign trail may be different, I think Romney is going to bury himself in his own BS!

          • clearhead

            It is immediately obvious that you are ‘stunned’ by SOMETHING. Yes, I waded through your ‘post’ and more or less understood what you were attempting to say, but being a free and equal citizen, I have a right to my opinion as well as you. Maybe the point of my sarcastic reply to you was not understood. So allow me to clarify it here: Most of us would lots rather hear Mitt Romney make a gaffe, or even an occasional statement of opinion with which we disagree, than to be deluged with the radical spewings and blatant lies perpetrated by the present ‘administration’ and their mob of lemming-like minions. So now you may again return to your fun af bashing, if that’s what gives you pleasure.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Why do you continue to spout talking points then?

            How about a little originality?

            I understand sarcasm, maybe you don’t?

            If reading one paragraph is considered wading, then you have already lost.

          • clearhead

            Maybe I’M the one who doesn’t get it, for after thoroughly scanning your babble above, I seem to be at a loss for answering your three ‘questions’, and of course your last blurb doesn’t require or even deserve an answer. Ta-ta — see you in rehab.
            P.S. Your monicker is oxymoronic. But God bless you anyway, and have a nice day. Semper Fi.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Nice to see you understand the concept of “oxymorons”. Your life must be full of them… “. “Social Conservative, Military Intelligence, Fox News…”
            Thank you for your service.

            E Pluribus Unum

      • badswing

        i think the one has taken your advice. all i see in his campaign is an empty chair. why the support for this guy who has proven he cant get the job done? why buy into the bs from the msm about romney. he could be a democrat for allahs sake. they could have you supporting him in ten minutes if he were running against a conservative. you honestly think he is dumb? and you honestly think obama is “the one”? get a grip. enumerate obama’s accomplishments for the 4 years, 2 of which he has had full control of both houses and the always available (to him anyway) fiat rule around our constitution. now of course , being a “liberal republican” you may think that having more people on disability, food stamps, welfare and unemployment are good things but i consider those failures so please leave them off the list.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Sarcasm, it’s what’s for breakfast.

          More private sector, jobs!

          Stock market at near records!

          The Auto industry is back in America! We are building GM, Ford, Chrysler, VW, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota… all here in the USA!
          And while I won’t call it a success, I’m glad there are safety nets out there to help those that are most in need.
          Things will only get better.

          Romney actually was my choice in the GOP ticket. Conservatives convinced me months ago that the man is unfit for office.

          • badswing

            U6 is 11%. that’s reality. the dollar is getting to look more and more like zimbabwe’s money. so our “record” market isnt worth a dime. and GM is in debt BILLIONS. so with 6,000,000,000,000 in more debt this is what you can show? did you hear they are lowering the price on the volt? now we will lose about 60K per car. brilliant, the one is just brilliant. i could have had these numbers with only 5,000,000,000,000 in debt. pathetic.

          • The_Liberal_Republican

            Debt is a necessary part of almost every balance sheet.

            Take a business class please.

            Your Unit cost on a Volt is pure fallacy! I would give you an Econ lesson, but just google it please!

      • russ

        yeah like being on any talk show that will have him during a slow week of really worldly important conversation.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          That’s funny, most of the time, republicans think that the UN is a useless organization. I thought they were coming with global taxes, and to take your guns? The UN is only useful to the GOP when they can craft talking points against the current administration.

      • libsbite

        The funny thing is romney and bush are both smarter that obammy. He so dumb he is scared to release his college transcripts. Ole dope smoking obama is a looser.

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Are you trying to sound stupid? Your posts are so laden with grammatical and spelling errors, that you do a fine job of exposing yourself as an idiot.
          It’s loser, you loser!

          The rich are using you like a pawn.

      • libsbite

        like what go on letterman? hhahwhhahahh you sure are stupid…

      • c smythe

        Rhodes Scholar! – good one, you do stand up?

      • Like taking more vacations with our tax dollars and meeting celebrities. While our troops die and people destroy our embassies. He and you are the real hacks around here

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          The logistical costs of the office are not his fault. Moving any president is a very expensive endeavor.

          This is the same crap that came from the left about Bush’s Vacation time. He did take more time off than our current President. You do know that, don’t you?

          Do you expect the president to hit the battlefields, and protect our troops? Our embassies are in very dangerous neighborhoods, and our troops have been sent to clean up some nasty areas. It’s a shame that anyone has to die, but that is a soldier’s task. I’m amazed that we don’t lose more of them. I guarantee that President Obama will work harder to bring our troops home than Romney. Romney is ready to roll into Iran, guns blazing, right now!

          If you think our troops have had it rough in the Middle East to date, just wait till we start poking Iran. They are a much bigger nut to crack than our current quagmires.

      • toptwome

        Bush was the empty chair. Other people were in charge particularly Dick Cheney. Romney and Ryan are serial liars and both may be psychopaths with their selfishness and greed. They have real contempt for the middle class and working poor who they consider lazy moochers. Americans are not going to elect this bully and pathological liar.

      • ccw111

        Obama can say all he wants – but 4 years of nothing says it all.

      • like golfing. He seems to be doing more of that than meeting with his economists/intel breifings. I guess how is golf score is or how he looks on the View is more important than making real polocies to create jobs and actually turn this economy around

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Golf is an incredible game. The President is allowed some time away from the office. He takes an entourage with him on the course, so he is never completely away from the job. He is always working, just like any other President.
          I guess you prefer cutting shrubs and pretending to be a cowboy as recreational activities? Everyone needs a way to relax. That’s fine, but don’t hate on the Prez because his hobbies are out of your comfort zone.
          The economy has been, and currently is, turning around. You must be too blind with hate too see.

      • Carol DeFilippo

        Obama has a great deal to worry about….yeah like the View, las vegas, Beyonce and JayZ and golf He put this country at risk He has no allegiance to anything but the mighty dollar in his pocket!

        • The_Liberal_Republican

          Feel better?

          The hate is strong in you.

          Should he apologize because very famous people support him?

          I guess you would prefer he hold back room, 50k a plate dinners, and pi$$ on 47% of the country?

      • TRULY you deserve him ( THE SELF PROCLAIMED GOD MAN) He probably will cheat his way into another term and proceed to ”DEEP SIX” what he has already BANKRUPTED….even your minnow CEREBRUM cannot dismiss
        the immeasurable damage you and yours are about to unleash on planet
        earth. The precursor for us that understand your maniacl friend is BYE- BYE USA…..THE WORLD SIMPLY SAYS ANATHEMA TO YOU, ONE OF THE MISGUIDED.

        • The_Liberal_Republican


          Happy Halloween!

      • You are an asshole!

    • BDD1951

      Here is some advice for R/R. “Think twice before you speak, because you words and influence will plant the seed of either excess or failure in the minds of another.”-Napoleon Hill.

      • For some reason I suspect R/R missed that lesson. Knowing them, they probably skipped class to ride a dancing horse. BTW, where is Romney’s college transcript?

        • BDD1951

          I misquoted. It’s supposed to be succes instead of excess. I thought that it didn’t quite sound right. My eyes are not focusing too well this morning.

          • msrita

            That’s Ok we all make mistakes on message boards.

      • Joseph Hemphill

        I think R/R have been taking their advise from Napoleon Dynamite.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Romney’s humiliation is a label that Mr. Conason and some others have applied to this “candidate.” The “candidate” himself, like the emperor with no clothes, believes he has done no wrong….that he stands naked before the world, yet thinks he is fully clothed.

      I think the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

      “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

      “Frenzied outburst of emotion” describes not only the “candidate/his VP,” but that of the Teaparty and extreme right wing facists in the USA today.

      Conason states it best by observring that:

      “Romney’s smug criticism provoked instantaneous revulsion among former diplomats and foreign policy experts of both parties, mystified and appalled that he would hold the lives of those who serve so cheaply…..He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

      Obama and Hillary Clinton, however, do exemplify the ” tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

      • msrita

        LOL! Mannequin.

    • His Ego And The Koch brother Wont Let Him !! That’s Why He’s Dropping In The Polls Even Fox Fake News Is Getting Tried Of His Crap!! Lying And Obama Bashing Will Not Win This Thug The White House!!!

    • Romney Is Dropping In The Polls And Even Fox Fake News Is Getting Tried Of His Crap!! Florida Down, Ohio Down, And Va Down Romney Is His Own Worst Enemy!! I Say Let Him Keep On Running Off At The Mouth The More He Talk The More He Drops!!LOL

    • morgan520

      Again, as always, well said – succinct and to the point – Romney is an “empty suit” who blows whichever way the wind blows

    • montanabill

      Romney should immediately call Morsi and issue 10 mea culpa’s. By the way, it is not bullying when someone hits you and you hit back. It is also better is the guy that wants to hit you knows he’s going to get clobbered if he does.

    • onedonewong

      As barak got on his knees to the ElQuida thugs and begged for forgiveness. And he plans on making another apology tour in Oct

    • Dang Right

      Dominick, I get it. This is one of those 3rd grade “what you say is what you are things” right? Slash and burn, ineptitude, greed, arrogance, bullies those are all trademarks of the current administration, right? So the best thing to do is to say that is what the other people are. Keep up the good work. It is very convincing.

    • Oh and obama’s azzkissing, bowing and scraping and apologizing to infidels really portrays us well doesn’t it..

    • Are you talking about the IMPOSTOR, CORRUPT, ARROGANT, LIAR OBAMA?

    • It-is-the-Republicans,-starting-with-NIXON-who-created-the-“global-economy-in-seeking-the-cheapest-labor-anywhere!If-people-would-shut-them-OUT-for-a-decade-perhaps-we-could-repair-the-economy!

    • Joseph Murratti

      It’s NOT bullying…it’s called “LEADERSHIP”, whether you like it or not. America leads the World. We NEED a STRONG LEADER, not a BOWING to the Saudi King AZZ-LICKER.

    • BBCSomerset

      Inappropriate for a president is attending a church for over 20 yrs with anti-American rhetoric being preached! And associations with known terrorists and bombers! Just ask yourself this question. Who’s the person behind Obama pulling the strings?? George Soros such a nice respected guy! Get a clue and by the way, you might want to stop using Bush as your scapegoat, this lunatic has had 4 years to erase all the bad things Bush did, but he’s kept most of his policies. This guy can not think for himself. He should be applying for the job of emcee for a talk show or the Academy Awards, not that’s a job he could do without pointing a finger at his predecessor!!

    • GREAT, you preferr unadulterated stupidity, ”EVIL” and buffoone
      ry to someone with a sence of decency and moral qualities.

  • Hello all Obama supporters – Can any of you tell me if you are all ignorant, or just hate republicans? Don’t you realize that the reason for these anti-American attacks in Libya, and soon Yemen is because they have no respect for our country and have NO FEAR of our country because they know Obama will do nothing to retaliate? Wake up people, get out of your shells and understand what Obama has done to our image in other countries. How many of you have been out of this country and travelled to other countries? I would bet you a lunch at chick fil a, that majority of you have not been out of this country and are totally ignorant to what other countries think of Americans since Obama has been in office! Many of these countries including the taliban are hoping that Obama gets in office for another term. That gives them all more time to plan their bigger attacks on our country. Wise up people!

    • jcbsdriver

      Hello Dave!!!!!!

      Are you sure your name is not Jerry?

      Mitt COMPLETLY blew it. End of Story. No further discussion necessary.

    • Neither ignorant nor hate republicans, just realistic.

      • daniel bostdorf

        How do you define “realistic?”

        • Unlike Romney we check our facts before spewing at the mouth.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Dave….you are factually incorrect at all levels….where do you get this stuff, Glenn Beck? Rush Limbaugh??

      Most of us here HAVE done our research and have an attention span longer than 15 minutes.

      You simply have to get your head out of the sand, quit listening to Fox News and right wing radio stations. Go read the 13 volume set of Will Durant’s HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION before you post here OK?

    • msrita

      No Dave we just hate you and your comments. You picked Romney just live with it and stop calling us ignorant.

  • That is complete bull shit, from the liberal media. He is a much stronger candicate than the fraud Obama.

    • You’re showing your ignorance…and what’s a candicate?

      • Are you ignorant, or just hate republicans? Don’t you realize that the reason for these anti-American attacks in Libya, and soon Yemen is because they have no respect for our country and have NO FEAR of our country because they know Obama will do nothing to retaliate? Wake up, get out of your shell and understand what Obama has done to our image in other countries. Have you ever been out of this country and travelled to other countries? I would bet you a lunch at chick fil a, that you have not been out of this country and are totally ignorant to what other countries think of Americans since Obama has been in office! Many of these countries including the taliban are hoping that Obama gets in office for another term. That gives them all more time to plan their bigger attacks on our country. Wise up clueless!

        • frivolous01

          You mean like the attack that happened when Bush was in office? Sorry, but the anti-american sentiment runs much deeper than President Obama. It has been festering for 30 years or more. Do you have any understanding of history and what two gulf wars have done to our relationship with Middle Eastern countries?

          And by the way, I have traveled to other countries and have many friends in other countries. Our status went up immeasurably when Obama was elected, not that it could have gone down much lower than it did with Bush.

          • your name fits you perfect…

          • frivolous01

            lol awww you hurt my wittle feelings!

        • Dude, 9/11 happened under BUSH’s watch. When it happened, Democrats had the decency to support their country, even going so far as to vote for an utterly unnecessary war in Iraq. Just imagine how Republicans in the gov’t, and Republican voters would have behaved had 9/11 happened under Obama’s watch.

          The hypocrisy is killing me.

          • OK, you are a perfect example of ignorance or stupidity;
            Terrorists don’t have to attack while democrats are in office, democrats weaken the USA military and lessens the threat to terrorists around the world. Look at the countless amount of military bases that have been shut down under the watch of democrats. Do your research before you start hating republicans because you’re not rich.

          • daniel bostdorf

            Dave….you are factually incorrect at all levels….where do you get this stuff, Glenn Beck? Rush Limbaugh??

            Most of us here HAVE done our research and have an attention span longer than 15 minutes.

            You simply have to get your head out of the sand, quit listening to Fox News and right wing radio stations. Go read the 13 volume set of Will Durant’s HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION before you post here OK?

          • All you have are FAUX News talking points – so fair and balanced – NOT!

        • daniel bostdorf

          hey Dave….might be nice to know your full name. We here like to know who really is posting.

          You entire statement is totally, and unequivocally false.

          Obama has exemplified the finest in Patriotism and love of this country.

          “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

        • RobGinChicago

          Dave they are not scared of our country, they do not respect the United States, and they actually want the U.S. to retaliate. It doesn’t matter (to the fundamentalists) who is elected President. That’s just how they roll. They live to die, just not their leadership (who goad them into jihad while hiding and protecting themselves.) That being said, I much prefer the reasoned, nuanced and adult responses of the Obama Administration to the cowboy/fratboy antics of GWB (No, Angela Merkel did NOT appreciate the massage).

        • We are wise and we do have a clue. If they have no respect for us, it’s because of G.W. Bush and Dick Cheney, not Obama. If you stop listening to FAUX News and Rush Limpbrain, you’d have a clue too!. Wise up!

    • …spot on mate…

    • You can come out of the hole any time now!

    • johninPCFL

      The guy who’s leading? Hmmm…

    • daniel bostdorf

      Hi Gary, great you used your real name. Or did you?

      Ok–your 19 word “comment” has no substance. It has no narrative logical premise. It has no logical foundation.

      So what is your point?

      This column is about Romney’s humiliation. Not your 19 word indictment of the media.

      Why don’t you take some time, and THINK about something of substance to say.

    • msrita

      Wow the Repuckians are shaking in their boots about their Candidate. Should have pick someone else. Oh I forgot all the Candidate were crazy so picked the best you had. Ron Paul has so many followers but you decided to pick mannaquin.

  • dellmartin

    Just another example of Mitt thinking he’s still a CEO, so anything he says must be true and “you people” should just believe him. Mitt, sit down and be quiet and let our Commander-in-Chief do his job. The more you try to stick to your story, the worse it is getting for you.

    • No. No. Let Mittens keep on talking. Romney is turning out to be a very strong campaigner and surrogate for President Obama! Who would of thought Pres. Obama would have such a wonderful surrogate for his re-election? You said it yourself – the more Mittens talks, the worse it is for him.

      • dellmartin

        hahaha – yes, you are quite right!

  • Mitt Romney’s foot in mouth disease strikes again.

  • Romney does not fit to be a president, best to resign his nomination and move on. if elected will see more turmoil ,possible mors conflicts and got to condemn both sides of the coin, whether muslims jews or christian, no favorism for selfishness

  • Romney put himself in a hole, and then used childish, uninformed methods to try to get out. I would not want this bumbler to be near the nuclear button, nor near the Joint Chief of Staff.

  • Mitt is not ready to be a president of this great nation. You can not run a country by bullyng others. He is finished. Obama looks presidential every day.

  • carolknows

    snake-oil salesman does it again

  • emadis41

    Even GWB did not act that way, his State Dept. condemned similar acts of inciting religious sentiments. He showed how arrogant and foolish he is to be the leader of the Free World.

  • desertdustoff

    This pompous jackass (nit wit mitler) has no understanding of what being humbled means. And DAVE where have you traveled? Any place that “hates” us is simply a remnant of the bush/cheney administration of attempted manipulation and denigration of the muslim world. And your comment about chick fil a is so appropriate for an American taliban, rethuglican, bigoted, gop (greed over people, greedy ol’ pedophile) asshole!!

  • Smug, arrogant, oh so above us all….what else do you want in a president? How totally correct was Obama’s statement that Romney shoots before he aims. Romney CANNOT deal wtth internatonal events, or have a dialogue with anyone else in other countires. WHY? Because he is so absolutely sure he knows it all.

    • sigrid28

      I’m even more worried about Romney’s certainty that all he knows is all he NEEDS to know. Certain persons with his level of wealth, though not all, can be insulated from the consequences of their errors. When mistakes have no consequences capable of destabilizing an individual and his way of life, the “ignorance is bliss” phenomenon may take over. This can have the function of rendering a self-centered multimillionaire incurious and almost unable to learn.

      Other super wealthy Americans are constantly turning over stones, trying to understand things that puzzle them, exploring the world as a place of ongoing wonderment and possibility–my favorites are Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. Why Romney does not question his judgment may have to do with the entitlement that came with his upbringing and with the yes-persons who often surround entitled individuals who don’t know better–and even some who do: think Donald Trump.

      It appears that Romney’s current entourage seeks to manipulate him by feeding his political ambitions to achieve their own ends. For Sheldon Adelson, it is war with Iran. How is that working out for him? For the Koch brothers, it is destabilization in the Middle East to increase oil profits. How is that working for them?

      It could be that Romney’s latest gaffes stem, perhaps, from his disinterest in getting to know the people who surround him, please him, fan his ego, and support his campaign. If he isn’t motivated to learn as much as he can about world affairs, why would he be motivated enough to get to know those he considers his subordinates? The stranglehold of an unwavering sense of entitlement–whether a product of religion, social status, or personality–can become a lifelong handicap. This self-perpetuating disability would not serve the United States well in the presidency.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here are the facts that you will not learn in this septic tank called “The Memo”


    Obozo is a scumbag and must be thrown out like the trash that he is.

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    Have a nice day!

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

    • BDD1951

      Where do you get your info? Faux News?

      • ObozoMustGo

        BD… pull your head out of your a$$… it’s all over the international media who is covering the story while the state controlled media in America is in the tank for Obozo and will not cover it. Look at the British papers today. Go to their sites. You will see it. It is true. They have the documentation and the memos that prove that Obozo knew in advance of the attacks and did nothing.

        Obozo has only attended 33% of his intelligence briefings.. most likely because he has NO intelligence.

        Obozo has blood on his hands, literally!

        Don’t be so ignorant. You will not get this news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, or MSLSD. It is negative for Obozo.

        Have a nice day!

        “Blaming a filmmaker for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

        • BDD1951

          That’s like the pot calling the kettle black.

        • daniel bostdorf


          Until you use your real name and with whom you are affiliated like( Karl Rove) no one takes you seriously.

      • “Obozo” is gonna beat the c rap out of Mitt the Twit on November 6th. Mitt the Twit has proven he’s not ready to take the helm. He proved that solidly this week.

  • atc333

    Mitt Romney and the current incarnation of what now is the GOP are exactly what George Romney attempted to warn the GOP against becoming years ago. Obviously neither Mitt, nor the GOP paid any attention to what George had to say about pandering to a small, select group of powerful individuals.. Many voters today still remember George Romney, They would say, to paraphrase a famous political put down, ” I knew George Romney. He was my friend. You sir, are no George Romney”.

  • adler56

    I believe one of the reasons for the attacks were to try to influence our election. Romney might have gained if he had just kept his stupid mouth shut. Instead he made the election easier for President Obama. Romney should resign and save the country the embarassment of the next
    7 weeks- plus the wasted money. Just walk away williard- you threw your chance away with your bully attitude.

    • No. Mittens should stay in the race and continue making a fool of himself. Can’t wait to see which foot he sticks in his mouth next!

  • ObozoMustGo

    Obozo’s foreign policy summed up in 1 picture…

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    Have a nice day!

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

    • daniel bostdorf


      You are nothing more than a right wing Republican controlled blowhard.

    • Sure. Just be ready to pay the consequences for spreading hate and fear.

  • howa4x

    Don’t sugar coat it ok

  • Absolutely right on–100%!!! One of Romney’s advisors—a foreign policy advisor—said that no ambassador had been killed since Carter’s term. Well, look what happened under G.W. BUSH’s term! And THANK YOU for that vital bit about Romney NOT serving in Vietnam. Do I see a Swift Boat in Romney’s future. I intend to spread THAT information far and wide!

    • How soon we forget….Bill “BJ” Clinton avoided service too

      • daniel bostdorf

        What does Bill Clinton have to do with Romney’s humiliation, the topic here?

        You 10 word statement is a distraction. Go post at Fox News or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or the website where great thinking statesmen like you get your information from.


      • And Romney’s five priviledged sons? Did they get deferments from military service as well? Five sons and not one of them signed up to defend the country they want to take back from who knows!

        • msrita

          That you Stella53. That is our Son in my profile picture. He has not gone to war yet he was his Platoon Honorman in bootcamp. He made his family proud. He just completed his 1st year last week. He is stationed in Japan.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Romney has Bain Capital albatross around his neck and that of the “Republican Party.”
      I put quoates around “Republican Party” because the party I knew from Lincoln to Teddy Roosevelt died along time ago.

      There is no need for any specialized, karl rove produced, “swift boat ad.”

      Romney’s own business s and political record is proof enough that he is simply unworthy of holding any political office now or in the future.

      Romney’s humiliation on the world stage is a complete embarrsment for this country. No wonder clear thinking, fair minded and real Americans with real patriotism in their hearts are abandoning Romney’s sinking ship of incompetence.

      • msrita

        Ms Rita approves your comment.

    • smittyray

      Hopefully you will spread information far and wide on how Hillary and Obama had vital information about what was coming down and they did nothing about it. They sat on it and look what happened. They are a disgrace and I intend to spread THAT information far and wide. Lamestream media sure as hell won’t tell the truth.

      • Yeah, sort of like when BUSH was given vital information beforehand that we would be attacked by terriorists yet he did nothing! But I don’t need to spread this information because the world is already aware of how G.W. Bush screwed up! If you want the truth, why are you not posting on FAUX News boards – afterall, aren’t they “Fair and Balanced?”

        • smittyray

          Isn’t amazing how anybody who listens to the puppets on MSNBC do not want to discuss how Hillary and Obama screwed up big time. It is called DENIAL, CLUELESS, and just plain Stupid. Face reality and face the facts, Hillary, Biden, and Obama are losers.

          • msrita

            So you listen to Rush and Fox News who are the biggest lies to their inbreed followers

          • smittyray

            Here you go again, stupid is stupid does. You refuse to bring up anything about Obama but you continue to acuse others. Guess Obama and his ‘blame game’ has rubbed off on you. That is hilarious! Only puppets would do and say what you are saying. By the way, I am not the only Democrat that feels this way, and we are sick of the lies from our own party candidates and campaign team for Obama.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Romney’s humiliation is a label that Mr. Conason and some others have applied to this “candidate.” The “candidate” himself, like the emperor with no clothes, believes he has done no wrong….that he stands naked before the world, yet thinks he is fully clothed.

    I think the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

    “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    “Frenzied outburst of emotion” describes not only the “candidate/his VP,” but that of the Teaparty and extreme right wing facists in the USA today.

    Conason states it best by observring that:

    “Romney’s smug criticism provoked instantaneous revulsion among former diplomats and foreign policy experts of both parties, mystified and appalled that he would hold the lives of those who serve so cheaply…..He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

    Obama and Hillary Clinton, however, do exemplify the ” tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    • smittyray

      My god, are you blind or just stupid. Obama and Hillary exemplify nothing but a huge screw up knowing information before all hell broke loose and did nothing. They need to go and Romney and Ryan need to take over today.

      • fedupwitgop

        What???? Obama/Biden 2012. Hillary 2016!!! Nuf said.

      • lol! Mr. Romney has shown us and the world that he’s just an arrogant screwball who knows nothing about foreign policy nor diplomacy. Look at what he did when he went to London. He embarassed the United States with his arrogance and stupidity. Romney made a fool of himself and American votes are paying attention now. The GOP Convention was a joke and so is Romney.

  • William Deutschlander

    The ENTITLED rich kid, the EXTORTER of Capital, the KING of Swiss and Cayman tax avoiding bank accounts, is a starched shirt supporting an Air Head with an ill informed mouth, Mitt Romney.

  • montanabill

    Another ‘shoot the messenger’ article.
    The anniversary of 9/11 was coming. A time when terrorists love to try to strike.
    We were warned, in advance, that demonstrations were going to happen.
    We know the countries where there are strong radical Islamic groups and sentiment.
    The administration says they had no advance warning on Libya, yet they know it is a totally dysfunctional country will a weak central government and a strong radical component.
    “As we did with all of our missions overseas, in advance of the September 11 anniversary and as we do every year, we did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at Benghazi was appropriate for what we knew,”… State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
    That is an astounding statement! These people are in charge of our security. Do you now feel safer?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Hey Montana! There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. The US press will NOT be covering Obozo’s incompetence because they are in the tank for him. They are not observers of the election, but are instead participants. I just posted an article from The Independent out of the UK who is covering the gross negligence of Oboza objectively. It’s in the comments herein. You should read it. It will make you sick to your stomach what this piece of crap president has done.

      Have a nice day!

      “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell

      • montanabill

        Where did you post it? You can’t use internet addresses directly here, so make it look like text.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Montana… I posted it in here in the commets section. But here is the link cleaned up

          www dot independent dot co dot uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797 dot html

          Have a nice day!

          “Blaming a filmmaker for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

          • montanabill

            Just in case the administration still hasn’t learned it, this, from that article is the mindset of the people in Muslim countries:
            Wissam Buhmeid, the commander of the Tripoli government-sanctioned Libya’s Shield Brigade, effectively a police force for Benghazi, “….The deaths are all nothing compared to insulting the Prophet.”
            Even the rumor of an insult can set off these people. That means being ultra-prepared at all times.

          • mshawaii808

            You are in DISNEYLAND with ROMNEY!!!

          • ObozoMustGo

            You’re welcome. And you are correct about the fact that Obozo and his minions of leftist freaks and useful idiots cannot even understand what the Buhbeid guy is saying. It’s almost like their ears and eyes are turned off to this reality. The only explanation must be that they are just simply stupid. But they do get pissed at my posts… which I like. It’s a badge of honor to be hated by leftist freaks and morons.

            Have a great weekend, Montana!

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            “Blaming a filmmaker for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

      • mshawaii808

        What a waste of space…..nut case!

      • Sand_Cat

        You haven’t got a clue, Why don’t you crawl back under your rock!

    • Sand_Cat

      Far safer than when people like you run things.

  • My opinion: We should not be running Romnie down because he speaks the truth. The truth will set us all free!!! Jesus Christ taught us to speak the truth and don’t beat around the bush. We whould all take heed to this advice. Don’t “kiss butt” in order to keep peace. We need to break away from those violent countries where we have to walk on thin ice in order to keep our people safe. Just get them all out of there and be All Americans. Don’t let the terroists into our country if they are a threat to our country. We are so “nieve” to the fact that we have them all around us. They act so friendly, but when they get the chance to harm us they will because of their religious beliefs. Get them back to where they can live and worship in their own country and not infiltrate our society with their warring notions!
    We are to love one another “unconditionally” because we are all God’s children and are no better than anyone else. We are saved by his Mercy and Grace and not of our works, only. But the two must go together.

    • mshawaii808

      What a RELIGIOUS fanatic!!! Keep YOUR GOD and let the real voter’s decide. ROMNEY is a DUMMY!

    • Sand_Cat

      Obviously Jesus Christ failed to teach you any respect for the truth, or any ability to distinguish it from pusillanimous lies. His lessons about piling up earthly wealth and about being generous and compassionate also seem to have bypassed you. Are you one of those who worship “the Risen Christ” – your “get out of Hell free” card – in order to ignore all those awful, embarrassing things that Jesus character said?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here is the proof that Obozo ignored warnings from an honest journalist. Hat tip to The Independent from the UK…

    Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination

    Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

    Kim Sengupta

    Friday, 14 September 2012
    The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.

    American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

    The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the “safe house” in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed “safe”.

    Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups, while some of the other documents are said to relate to oil contracts.

    According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.

    Mr Stevens had been on a visit to Germany, Austria and Sweden and had just returned to Libya when the Benghazi trip took place with the US embassy’s security staff deciding that the trip could be undertaken safely.

    Eight Americans, some from the military, were wounded in the attack which claimed the lives of Mr Stevens, Sean Smith, an information officer, and two US Marines. All staff from Benghazi have now been moved to the capital, Tripoli, and those whose work is deemed to be non-essential may be flown out of Libya.

    In the meantime a Marine Corps FAST Anti-Terrorism Reaction Team has already arrived in the country from a base in Spain and other personnel are believed to be on the way. Additional units have been put on standby to move to other states where their presence may be needed in the outbreak of anti-American fury triggered by publicity about a film which demeaned the Prophet Mohamed.

    A mob of several hundred stormed the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa yesterday. Other missions which have been put on special alert include almost all those in the Middle East, as well as in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Burundi and Zambia.

    Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.

    There is growing belief that the attack was in revenge for the killing in a drone strike in Pakistan of Mohammed Hassan Qaed, an al-Qa’ida operative who was, as his nom-de-guerre Abu Yahya al-Libi suggests, from Libya, and timed for the anniversary of the 11 September attacks.

    Senator Bill Nelson, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said: “I am asking my colleagues on the committee to immediately investigate what role al-Qa’ida or its affiliates may have played in the attack and to take appropriate action.”

    According to security sources the consulate had been given a “health check” in preparation for any violence connected to the 9/11 anniversary. In the event, the perimeter was breached within 15 minutes of an angry crowd starting to attack it at around 10pm on Tuesday night. There was, according to witnesses, little defence put up by the 30 or more local guards meant to protect the staff. Ali Fetori, a 59-year-old accountant who lives near by, said: “The security people just all ran away and the people in charge were the young men with guns and bombs.”

    Wissam Buhmeid, the commander of the Tripoli government-sanctioned Libya’s Shield Brigade, effectively a police force for Benghazi, maintained that it was anger over the Mohamed video which made the guards abandon their post. “There were definitely people from the security forces who let the attack happen because they were themselves offended by the film; they would absolutely put their loyalty to the Prophet over the consulate. The deaths are all nothing compared to insulting the Prophet.”

    Mr Stevens, it is believed, was left in the building by the rest of the staff after they failed to find him in dense smoke caused by a blaze which had engulfed the building. He was discovered lying unconscious by local people and taken to a hospital, the Benghazi Medical Centre, where, according to a doctor, Ziad Abu Ziad, he died from smoke inhalation.

    An eight-strong American rescue team was sent from Tripoli and taken by troops under Captain Fathi al- Obeidi, of the February 17 Brigade, to the secret safe house to extract around 40 US staff. The building then came under fire from heavy weapons. “I don’t know how they found the place to carry out the attack. It was planned, the accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any ordinary revolutionaries,” said Captain Obeidi. “It began to rain down on us, about six mortars fell directly on the path to the villa.”

    Libyan reinforcements eventually arrived, and the attack ended. News had arrived of Mr Stevens, and his body was picked up from the hospital and taken back to Tripoli with the other dead and the survivors.

    Mr Stevens’ mother, Mary Commanday, spoke of her son yesterday. “He did love what he did, and he did a very good job with it. He could have done a lot of other things, but this was his passion. I have a hole in my heart,” she said.

    Global anger: The protests spread


    The furore across the Middle East over the controversial film about the Prophet Mohamed is now threatening to get out of control. In Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, yesterday around 5,000 demonstrators attacked the US embassy, leaving at least 15 people injured. Young protesters, shouted: “We sacrifice ourselves for you, Messenger of God,” smashed windows of the security offices and burned at least five cars, witnesses said.


    Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi yesterday condemned the attack in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador. In a speech in Brussels, Mr Morsi said he had spoken to President Obama and condemned “in the clearest terms” the Tuesday attacks. Despite this, and possibly playing to a domestic audience, President Obama said yesterday that “I don’t think we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy”.

    Demonstrators in Cairo attacked the mission on Tuesday evening and protests have continued since.


    Militants said the anti-Islamic film “will put all the American interests Iraq in danger” and called on Muslims everywhere to “face our joint enemy”, as protesters in Baghdad burned American flags yesterday. The warning from the Iranian-backed group Asaib Ahl al-Haq came as demonstrators demanded the closure of the US embassy in the capital.


    Islamists warned they may “besiege” the US embassy in Dhaka after security forces stopped around 1,000 protesters marching to the building. The Khelafat Andolon group called for bigger protests as demonstrators threw their fists in the air, burned the flag and chanted anti-US slogans.


    There was a Hamas-organised protest in Gaza City, and as many as 100 Arab Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv. In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai postponed a trip to Norway, fearing violence. Officials in Pakistan said they “expected protests”. Protesters in Tunis burnt US flags.


    Have a nice day!

    “Blaming a filmmaker for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

    • mshawaii808

      What a waste of space…..nut case.

    • smartdee

      Some people will believe anything…you need fact checkers also.

  • I must disagree in order for Romney to feel shame he must have some humility. He is patently arrogant and uncaring about his own country and its diplomats and soldiers.

    • Joseph Hemphill

      Romney displays classic sociopath tendencies and narcissistic disorder, he should be in isolation and heavily medicated.

  • ObozoMustGo


    Hat tip to Noah Rothman at Mediaite…

    Obama’s Horrible, Gaffe-Laden Week Goes Unreported
    video by Noah Rothman | 12:25 pm, September 13th, 2012
    The United States and President Barack Obama have suffered a pretty bad week, but for varying reasons. The U.S. was dealt a heavy blow Tuesday when the American Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, was brutally murdered in a coordinated attack on a consulate in Benghazi. But the focus of most of the press has, to their disgrace, been on the appropriateness of the timing of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s attacks on the president over this incident. In the space of the last 24 hours, however, the president has committed two offenses against both etiquette and policy that should be reported on extensively.

    On Wednesday, in an interview with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, the president was asked about the attacks on two U.S. embassies in North Africa, specifically a breach of America’s embassy in Cairo by crowds of protesters. The Telemundo reporter asked if Obama considered Egypt an ally. Obama replied that the United States did not consider Egypt an ally, “but we don’t consider them an enemy.”

    This remark displays a flippant nonchalance about American security policy and a downright antipathy for history and the work of generations of Obama’s predecessors.

    The United States, in concert with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, wrestled the key Arab state away from the Soviet sphere of influence during the tenure of President Jimmy Carter. This effort culminated in the 1979 Camp David Accords, which are better known for cementing a lasting peace between Egypt and Israel. The agreement also served as a basis for a lasting partnership between Cairo and Washington — this relationship has safeguarded peace in the region for more than a generation.

    By cavalierly saying Egypt is not an ally of the United States, the president has bucked more than 30 years of American foreign policy in a critical region. This casual display of disregard for precedent and a pillar of diplomatic policy should inspire a measure of outrage. On that front, there is a glimmer of hope. On Thursday, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel delivered a rebuke of Obama’s dismissal of America’s relationship with the Egyptian government.

    But the tepid outrage of one reporter does not a trend make. This episode merits wider reporting and at least some debate over how appropriate it is for the president to single-handedly usher in a major shift in American global security policy vis-a-vis our relationship with Egypt.

    Following what can only be correctly described as a gaffe regarding Egypt, the president made what can only be correctly described as a gaffe on the campaign trail.

    While attending a campaign rally on Wednesday in Las Vegas – yes, a campaign rally, on a day marked by such solemnity that the press viewed it necessary to harangue Romney for even broaching the subject of politics – President Obama drew a comparison between the sacrifices of his campaign volunteers and those of the American service personnel who lost their lives in Libya just hours prior.

    “And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department that they were making a difference,” he said.

    “The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing….I’m just really proud of you,” he added

    Had this statement not occurred in an environment marked by the most farcical displays of outrage over Romney’s supposed breach of conduct, it could go ignored. However, in light of how the press jumped down Romney’s throat over the process and tone of his criticisms of Obama (watch the press conference here if you missed it), the media will be correctly accused of putting its thumb on the scales if they do not treat this statement with a similar measure of distress.

    This summer, during a much-panned visit abroad after having offended the British people by questioning London’s preparedness for the Summer Olympics, Mitt Romney was asked by a perturbed member of the political press, “What about your gaffes?” I eagerly await the press directing this loaded question towards the president. At this point, the credibility of the political media just about depends on it.

    UPDATE: An Obama administration official has clarified the president’s remark about the alliance between the U.S. and Egypt. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told Foreign Policy Magazine that people are “reading too much” into Obama’s comments.

    Ally’ is a legal term of art. We don’t have a mutual defense treaty with Egypt like we do with our NATO allies. But as the president has said, Egypt is longstanding and close partner of the United States, and we have built on that foundation by supporting Egypt’s transition to democracy and working with the new government.

    As all know, it’s always necessary to issue a clarification when you are properly understood the first time. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at Foggy Bottom today.

    • That still doesn’t stop Romney from being a totally self-centered I’ve got mine screw-you (millions of dollars off shore tax-free) idiot.

    • mshawaii808

      What a waste of space… are a nutcase!

    • Sand_Cat

      So: did you make all this up yourself, or did someone else do it for you?

  • msrita

    Idiots please go Vote and lose the Election. He is not President material. Sorry NOT! I’m LMBAO!. OBAMA WINS

  • Thanks guys; I come to this web site once a day to get a laugh! You people drooling all over Ozero and yourselfs are pathetic!

    • Sand_Cat

      Speaking of pathetic…

    • msrita

      Do you know Romney is down in the polls since his comment. Losing in OH,VA, PA and FL as of today by 4 points. Not tied, nor leading. Right ringer are a Joke to my Country. My Son is a Marine serving his Country why not you blacktastic Ms Rita.

  • daniel bostdorf


    First of all, this article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation, not some British newspapers account of the middle east uprising against a film that has caused this entire mess.

    I was hoping that “the unknown poster hiding behind a bizarre user name” finally fell into the trap of even mentioning The Independent from the UK… The Independent is nether “independent” or a factually correct publication. It is owned by A RUSSIAN WITH TIES TO PUTIN Alexander Lebedev. Putin supports Romney.

    This “newspaper” has been a supporter of the conservative extreme far right wing of the Tory Party in Britain, as well as conservative causes and candidates here in the USA. The disgraced Margaret Thatcher was a lifelong Tory. The poisonous racists elements now in Britain calling for an entire police state replete with video and eavesdropping surveillance on all its citizens go hand in hand with right wing poltics in the USA.

    The Independent’s mindset is like the US version of FOXNEWS, The Teaparty, and right wing radio talk show hosts like Limbaugh and Beck..of which MUSTGO-OBOZOMUSTGO is a fanatical follower of. It claims to be “fair and balanced” but is neither.

    Opponents of fair minded political candidates, here in the USA and Britain, cook up a fictionalized political “article’s in the guise of fair minded and balanced reporting.

    Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

    MUSTGO-OBOZOMUSTGO…Romney’s humiliation is an embarrassment and subject of Conason’s article.

    As I stated before, the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

    “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    Obama’s response as well as Hillary Clinton’s to this crisis is powerful leadership.

  • vlcpolitics

    I could not have said better. I hope the American people take notice of his unfitness for the presidency and retire him to his car elevator home.

  • sheilab2

    This incident just goes to prove how stupid, venal and grasping the Mittster is. He is willing to denigrate his President,his country, his fellow citizens, the diplomatic corps, etc. in his losing race to the White House. Just the thought of this loose lipped, thoughtless person as Commander in Chief is chilling. He has only one thought in mind-to make more money for himself and his friends, devastate the poor and middle class and reign supreme from Salt Lake City. Probably want to move the capitol there. Don’t let this happen, vote Obama/Biden and dump the romney-ryan-road to ruin .

  • The gutless SCUM that originated the disgusting and immoral posting that led to all the death and destruction should be hunted down and turned over to the marauders for a “FAIR” trial. After all, they caused this mess in the first place.
    As for the attacks on the President by the extreme far right, led of course by Romney, are to be expected. After all, if you do not have a strong case for the election, just make up some lies, keep repeating them, and the followers will believe them. The sad part is that too many people will also take these lies as gospel, without actually checking the facts, and that is the main goal of the extreme right anyway.

  • DirkVanden


  • 1standlastword

    This son of a rich man has choosen to uses the pursuit of political office to satisfy his drive for power and has in the process allowed a crazy leading faction of the GOP to make him “head clown” He has truely damaged his credibility forever as his public persona will never again be respected.

    He has condemned himself to the status of highclass fool!

  • OBAMA knew the attacks were coming and did not do anything. He let Stephens go into a situation that he could have warned him about. Maybe skipping all those breifings is not such a good idea.

    • Sand_Cat

      Yeah, yeah, yeah.

      Any more straws you’d like to grasp at, Mittwit?

    • That is total BS and you know it.

    • William Carr

      You MUST be crazy.

      Where did you get the idea that President Obama skips briefings or knew there would be an attack on the Embassy?

      Somebody spent $5,000,000.00 to make this hack of a “film”, then released the Arabic translation on 9/11 to CREATE a riot.

      Now, who has that kind of money, and why would they WANT to create a riot just before the Election? Hmmm.

    • smartdee

      You need fact checkers! No one would be that crazy except extremists…and we all know who they are.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

  • britwit

    OMG – new reports show Romney unbelievably DOUBLING DOWN on his criticism and justifying it yet more innacurate portrayals of Obama’s supposed “apologies” abroad. Until now, I wasn’t sure just what kind of leader Romney might be, but he’s now erased all doubt. He’s that guy who believes apology equals weakness — we’ve all met that guy, haven’t we, ladies? And run away screaming. So not only will Mitt not apologize for his importune remarks in this tragic chapter, he demonstrates also that he hasn’t got the slightest inkling of the fundamentals of diplomacy, which often invoke either nuanced or straighforward apologies for the wrongful actions of US citizens. Such as (for example) the rape of a Japanese 12 year old schoolgirl by American servicemen back in the 80’s…the inadvertent burning of Korans earlier this summer in Afghanistan…or…let’s say, the deliberate incitement by American hack filmmakers of Islamic fury by depicting their holy leader in an way that would cause unbounded outrage among Christians if about Jesus! Mitt has just abundantly demonstrated not only that he’s an arrogant ass but also clearly NOT a follower of that most basic of Judeo-Christian tenets: treat one another with respect and sow love where there is discord.

    Christianity is about a whole lot more than giving money to your fellow mormons, Mittens. Shame on you. You paint us all with a black brush.

    So Happy New Year to my Jewish friends, and peace to those of the Islamic faith. In the words of a famous atheist: “Imagine.”

    • William Carr

      I can only imagine the reaction of the Westboro Baptist Church if someone in Iran had released the identical film about Jesus Christ.

  • curious11

    Romney didn’t make any mistakes!…. the State Department confirmed that the Obama administration new about the attacks and did nothing…. “nada.” Oh, but Obama was out fundraising in Nevada and cracking jokes as usual. Now idiots want to call Romney’s well-framed criticism as awkward!… Ha, well I’m glad to see Obama is already sliding in the polls. Seems he never could even get up to 50… but now he’s down 3 points. After all this mess is over, he’ll be lucky if he gets 40. Can’t wait to vote this incompent, poor excuse of a President out of office. Then he can go back to Chicago with deadfish and crack jokes at their favorite “gentlemen’s” club, the “East Bank Club” and “Man’s Country.” Google that, you hypocrites!

    • The State Department never confirmed any such thing and you know it. You right wing extremists come up the biggest lies I have ever heard and the American people aren’t falling for it anymore.

    • smartdee

      Patricia is absolutely correct…the ads put out by the Romney/Ryan campaign are riddled with lies. After don’t forget the right wing extremists in Congress set out to make Obama look bad and block everything he wanted to do for the past two years. I guess you would like to be the benefactor of more Bush trickle down! Good luck!

    • daniel bostdorf

      Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

  • BonnieMama

    This is heartbreaking. Chris Stevens has spent his life in public service – from the Peace Corps to being the U.S. face in the troubled Middle East. He balanced so well being a learned, brilliant scholar with being a gallant, gentle humanitarian. He gave his life for us. His sacrifice for us Americans, the Middle East, all human progress must now be overshadowed by selfish, unthinking, arrogant, political posturing?
    Shame on you, Mitt Romney. Shame on your handlers and advisers. You should never come anywhere this subject again – and possibly all discussion of foreign affairs – because it exposes too many faults that your good looks and great money can’t fix.
    And please, please do not even think of bringing up the name of Chris Stevens. Damage is done and is unforgiveable.

  • Romney’s comments were proven to be correct. These attacks are directly related to anniversary of 911 and terrorists making statement that Obama is weak and Osama’s people are still in a position to attack us. the movie thing is a red herring ruse.

    • Your extreme right wing lies are not flying anymore with the American people.

    • daniel bostdorf

      No they are not—nothing to do with 911….Intelligence briefings prove otherwise.

  • It appears the Obama Doctrine for the Middle East is in a shambles and a total failure.. Terrorists planned these attacks on the anniversary of 911. Our enemies view President Obama as weak so needed to attack before he might be voted out. OMG-Obama Must Go.

    • daniel bostdorf

      No it isn’t. Hardly in any shambles.
      Romney has humiliated himself with his frenzied outbursts…

      “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

  • Nero fiddles while Rome burns. Obama goes to Vegas to campaign while US embassy’s burn. Shame on him.

    • William Carr

      It’s the 21st Century, Orville.

      President Obama is on the job everywhere; in the White House, speaking before Congress, and on Air Force One while traveling.

      The President has already acted. I’m sure you’d love for him to sit in the Oval Office by the phone and stop campaigning, but he has one of those newfangled “Cell Phones” now.

      The Shame is on you, for being stupid.

      It’s not as if the President ran off to Texas for a record-setting vacation after being warned Al Queda was about to attack…

      Oh, wait. President Bush did just that.

      If President Bush KNEW Al Queda was going to attack, being in the Oval Office would be risky, of course.

      It explains the long vacation. It doesn’t explain inaction, of course.

    • daniel bostdorf

      First of all, this article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation not Nero.

  • Romney(the military mittchurian candidate) should just give up running after undermining OUR country & OUR President, trying to act like the president with no understanding or any honor. This is no way for anyone to run as a U.S. presidential candidate! It is embarrassing & totally inept!

  • Bob Williams

    And tell me again what Obama had to say about the issue. Wasn’t it something like “I’m sleeping, so don’t bother me! Besides – I’m flying to Vegas tomorrow to pimp for more money!”

    Deplorable! But then what can you expect from a Community Organizer?

    • William Carr

      You create a Lie in your mind, believe it’s true, and call it Deplorable.

      You are a True Conservative.

      So others will realize what a fool you are, I’ve answered your question. Here are the President’s words.

      “”Today the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers,” he said. “The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We are working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats and I have also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”

      “We will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for the terrible act and make no mistake justice will be done,” he concluded. “But we also know the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers.”

    • daniel bostdorf

      First of all, this article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation.

      Obama wasn’t asleep….I fear your brain was.

      What a inane comment.

  • Go help us all he is called “mitt the twit” in the rest of the world especially Britain. Plus he pushed Romney care in Massachusetts. We had to leave the state since we could not afford the fines

  • CaptD

    I’d suggest that Romney needs to go to Libya himself except I would not want to put his protection detail in harms way…

  • MPD

    Conscientious conservatives need to keep speaking out against Romney and start doing it more strongly…they should even actively support Obama.

    There’s a lot more at stake in this election than whether the top marginal tax rate goes three percentage points in one direction or another.

    This man Romney is proving himself unfit to lead in a dangerous world.

    • nana4gj

      You also need to wonder who would volunteer to serve in the military or the State Dept under a Romney presidency, when he can not summon any basic understanding of their role and their risk but just castigates them loudly, repeatedly, and publicly, for issuing a statement denouncing an insult of the religion of the host country where they seek to serve, to mitigate potential mob action, using intelligent and appropriate diplomacy and basic psychology.

      Romney is unfit to serve. Unfit to tie the shoes of the entire American public. As far as I am concerned, he is a persona non grata.

  • gardenerman

    I wish you would quit making negative, convoluted and pedantic comments against Israel. Israel is the most liberal country on earth trying to preserve its existence against hoards of primitive reactionaries–sand crackers. It’s jerks like you who give liberals a bad name.

    • William Carr

      Gee, I wish the “most liberal country on earth” comment was true.

      But in fact, Israel is being run by their version of Conservatives.

      The West Bank Settlements kind of kills your theory. Sorry.

      • gardenerman

        As if I hadn’t thought of that!  I didn’t say there were no conservatives in Israel. Please tell me which country has no reactionaries! I wish the most conservative leader America had was Netanyahu. Do you picture him trying to overturn Israel’s socialized medicine. The American definition of liberalism apparently is appeasement. Do you want liberalism to be associated with Neville Chamberlain?

    • nana4gj

      Actually, it is those who pander to Israel in our own country and who are not true friends of Israel, only opportunists, who are giving the present Israel a bad name. It is their own Leader, who is allowing himself to be exploited by those in this country who seek only their own political ambitions and are using Israel instead of helping Israel. Some of us respect the Israel who had competent and responsible statesmen for their government. All accounts indicate that the majority of people in Israel are not happy with BiBi, and I think we can all take a lesson as to what happens when a country elects a bombastic blowhard who is rigid and uncomprimising and demands respect and support and feels it unnecessary to demonstrate it. Good sense is nowhere to be found in someone like that.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Conason’s article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation.

      Not anything else particularly Israel.

  • What does his little smirk say as he exits the stage?

  • dggrundhoffer

    Stupid is what stupid is and in this case Romney.

  • It tells me a lot about the man that wishes to be the leader of the free world.

  • msrita

    Thanks to everyone who made kind comments on my post about my Son that is Serving our Country. I will email all your names to him and your kind words, thoughts and prayers.


  • B4Real2012

    REVISED AND REPOSTED – Inept, spineless and bloviating idiots comes to my mind – It is getting to be fewer and fewer adjectives left to describe some of the worse bunch of bumbling idiots to disgrace the U.S. elections, even in recent memory or CAN YOU SAY, EVER! Can These people really consider themselves as intelligent? REALLY? They are running for the PRESIDENCY and other elected offices. but people like the Romney-Ryan Stooges are far worse than even the McCain-Palin ticket and I NEVER thought that I would see worse than Palin (who is also still an idiot). The Bermuda Triangle waters isn’t deep enough to dump ALL of these CLOWNS in (my apologies to the actual clowns who earn a real living) The jokesters, which includes non-running-(alleged) candidate (dooh-dooh Trump, are dangerous to everyone, including themselves, and they are so far STUCK ON STUPID THAT IT’S PITIFUL. November 6th and 7th almost can’t get here soon enough. It’s pass being SAD.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Why can’t you folks stay on topic? This article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation.

      “UNREALB4REAL2012” What the frig are you talking about?

  • nana4gj

    He is disgraceful. I cannot even try to listen to his addresses anymore. I have completely dismissed him, as I feel he is polluting the airways and the environment. I will be glad when this is over and he is consigned to obscurity. I hope his defenders in Congress, who may be up for reelection, go with him.

    I have been offended by these non-patriots for 4 years and find them all unfit to tie the shoes of the American citizen in private life who does their part to value their country and of those dedicated public servants in government and in the State Dept and our military who put not their lives at risk to personify American “exceptionalism”. “Exceptionalism”, something the GOP talks a lot about but does not know how to live.

    I only hope the National Security Team has not informed this candidate of anything and that the process is reserved for the President elect and not some two-timing, inept, opportunistic puppet of disreputable financiers and our own radical fundamentalist right wing.

    Thank you for this article. Well done.

  • If Romney wins in November and is sworn in as President in January, his tendency to fly off the handle without having all the facts, his megalomaniacal bravado, and his clear, irresponsible desire to play the big-man part, the U.S. will be involved in another war (probably with Iran) by mid-summer of 2013.

    Romney is clearly a man with a small penis who wants to drive the biggest, baddest car on the block just to feel like a real man!

    Unfortunately, that big, bad car he wants to drive is the U.S. military and with him behind the wheel, it will cost billions of U.S. dollars and many American lives.

  • nana4gj

    Romney is persona non grata after his latest pronouncement. Before, he was goofy, inept, uninformed, a pathetic liar, and, basically, evidence of lack of character and integrity in his pareer as a venture capitalist. He has completed the escalation to persona non grata.

    In a time of crisis, with military and State Dept employees at heightened risk, he only escalates the crisis, denounces from his safe perch their actions which were appropriate, and, like his GOP colleagues over the past 4 years, uses the crisis for his own perceived political gain.

    I agree that this is a worst duo than the one of McCain/Palin. McCain’s biggest mistake was Palin. Romney/Ryan is Palin with testosterone, made worse because they should know better. That is what is most offensive to me, that they should know better, that we should have been able to expect more from them. They are the perfect standard bearer for what their Party has devolved into, representing everything and reminding us every day, of what we have witnessed from that Party over the past 4 years.

    Compared to the brave citizens of 9/11 who perished just because they were American; who gave their lives to protect the Capital and those who are supposed to serve their country in that building; who cleaned up the debris after and cared for what little remains they could find; and for all the military who were motivated to defend our country wherever they were sent, this man and all he represents, is unfit to even walk amongst us.

  • bud2011

    Unlike Obozo I served as a captain in the US Army during Viet Nam.

    • gardenerman

      Oh yeah captain? I was a Vietnam grunt PFC. Why is that officers are all conservative, while the ranks are Democrats? Maybe it has to do with the fact that you all think you are oh so superior, like Shitt Romney.

    • daniel bostdorf

      PLease prove it by stating your real name, rank, serial number and details of where you were assigned. Where were you deployed from and where were you sent in Vietnam?

      So–by posting here you agree Romney ‘s humiliation disqualifies him from being President?

    • english_teacher

      And unlike Romney, who could have served in Viet Nam but didn’t, you served as a captain in the U.S. Army.

  • I understand that romoney said that the uprisings would not have taken place if he were potus. So far he hasn’t given 1 iota of his plans. I suggest if he’s that certain that there would be no uprisings becaus of him, then why doesn’t he just hop on a plane and and fly out there and tell those people who he is. Im sure they would all fall on their knees and worship their new leader.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Romney/ryan hves no plan for anything. They are making it up as they go and will both do an “etch-sketch moment” when caught.

      Which is the greater humiliation?

      Neither….both are.

  • Barry Feist

    One of these days people will have to realize that a “kick butt, take names” approach to foreign policy is OLD SCHOOL. All it creates is resentment that will eventually bleed out.

  • smartdee

    Great article! You “hit the nail on the head”.

  • emadis41

    To win the White House, the GOP started a campaign of lies and deception, mostly aimed at their narrow minded, Neanderthal base. Now that he got a chance to show his leadership he failed miserably as well as the GOP. Now they claim Obama sympathizes with those who attacked the US Consulate at Benghazi….LOL. Obama killed more of the Qaeda terrorist in his tenure more than GW Bush did in 8 years, over which the GOP cried foul over the killing of Al-Awlaqi, because he has US citizenship. Romney and his Neanderthals should be ashamed of themselves.

    • progressiveandproud

      Republicans have no shame, just racism.

  • alohamgm

    why is Romney’s remark met with such disdain, when the Obama White House itself had the tweet removed. If you get on Romney, why not do the same to the white House and the president. One other question, what did you think about Jay Carney’s news conference today. He handled it as well as Obama has handled this whole middle east ordeal. They are both abonible.

    • daniel bostdorf

      This is about Romney’s humiliation regarding his inability to know the facts about Libya. Nothing to do wiht jay Carney.

      As I stated before, the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

      “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

      Obama’s response as well as Hillary Clinton’s to this crisis is powerful leadership.

      Romney’s “shoot fom lip no aim” is humiliating.

  • alohamgm

    Let me see here, Obama’s mouthpiece says that the Muslims are not directing their hatred toward Americans. This is the voice of the White House mind you. Should we count the number of our Embassies that are now burning. And you people have the audacity to be in this room bitching about What Romney said. By the way, he was right in what he said, but obviosly you folks love capitulation. Mitt says that we should never apologize to people who are invading our nation, and ya’ll say he is wrong. Where do you people come from, Yemen

  • Your are an idiot. Romney was brilliant.

    • progressiveandproud

      Off your meds. Darrell?

  • You are an idiot and Romney was brilliant. I will debate with you and the other deadheads together to prove my point.

  • BDD1951

    I heard today that whoever runs the debates wanted to have Fact Checkers there but, Romney refused. Typical.

  • Let lil dink mitt and the republicKKKans scream war it won’t be their problem it will be our son’s and daughter’s our economic dollars! OUR RECOVERY! buyer beware! WE are NOT in the RR PLAN = WAKE UP! Obama 2012.

  • Joe Narusiewicz

    To even think of Mitt Romney as commander and Chief is truly a frightening thing. His desire for power and to pretend he is a leader would be getting the USA in trouble constantly. He is simply inept. He didn’t even mention the troops at war during his acceptance speech at the republican convention to be commander and chief then he won’t retract a statement when he should have waited until all the facts were especially on 9 11. He changes the tune from the economy to foreign policy and continues to lose more ground. Even his base doubts him and the zombies are not jumping up and down as much. Those that totally stand behind him are looked at like….are YOU KIDDING ME! Sometimes I feel sorry for the practical people who are conservative and this time around are stuck with a real Boob.

  • Beware of politicians wearing sheeps clothing when they are really wolfs in disguise….

  • Beware of politicians in sheeps clothing when they are really wolf”s in disguise

    • daniel bostdorf

      What the hell does this mean regarding Romney’s humiliation…

      If you mean that according to Aesop’s Fables (where it was first written) and best known to us today by the famous George Fyler Townsend’s 1867 translation:

      “now once upon a time a Wolf resolved to disguise his appearance in order to secure food more easily. Encased in the skin of a sheep, he pastured with the flock deceiving the shepherd by his costume. In the evening he was shut up by the shepherd in the fold; the gate was closed, and the entrance made thoroughly secure. But the shepherd, returning to the fold during the night to obtain meat for the next day, mistakenly caught up the Wolf instead of a sheep, and killed him instantly.”

      OR maybe you mean The King James Version of the Bible in the warning located Matthew 7:15:

      “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

      If you suggest that ROMNEY/RYAN, The Teaparty, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others like them are false prophets….then….you are correct.

  • onedonewong

    As the facts come out it shows once again that the amateur in the WH continues to cost american lives. Obama was briefed on the on going problems and the threat to our embassy. He refused to take any action and his only guidance was to have the Marines disarmed so that his fellow Moooslims would not be any danger.
    The ambassador was sodomized and Barak wants all the details since he swings that way

    • progressiveandproud

      Where is the proof of sodomization (other than Rush saying so on his show)?

      • onedonewong

        Try reading the state dept memo’s. Besides Homosexuality is prevalent in moooslims just like blacks

        • daniel bostdorf

          “WRONG-onedonewong” is your new name.

          You have a totally clueless mindset filled with garbage, lies, innuendo, racism and filth.

          There is no state department memo stating this.

          • onedonewong

            I can guarantee that you don’t even know how to access the website

        • daniel bostdorf

          This article is about romneys humliliation…not homosexuality.

          • onedonewong

            There is none to be had, but the homosexuality played a big part if the deaths. That’s why Barak wanted a private screening to pick up a few pointers

    • daniel bostdorf

      No one sodomized anyone..

      This is classic by the book karl rove disinformation campaign.
      Not that the poster Or poseui has no facts after 13 hours.

      • onedonewong

        I agree that moooslims are nobodies and don’t deserve all the attention they are getting but they did sodomize the ambassador. Thy sent barak a video clip so he could get his rocks off

  • carlos valentin

    The Republicans, don’t have an agenda. Mitt, is not a very carasmatic person. The dems, are all full of lies too. The dems, however, are ahead of the game so far. The republicans, are trying to win buy spending money on propagnda. They better come up with something soon. Obama, is way a head. Money can’t save you now. Obama, has more money.

  • America erase all your racist feelings and vote for President Barak Obama, the republicans have said he is a racist as anyone else well i’m a 73 year old white man and read or herd him talk on TV and not one time has he used the race card like the republican parties. People of America stand up for the greatest President of the US of America. The reason the republicans don’t want him reelected is because he is going to take all the loop holes out of taxes for the rich and the crporations. These crooks are putting all their money to stop him.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Just a reminder….if really matters…he is half white…so if you have a half hearted support of Obama, vote for him.

      ROMNEY”ds humiliation has disqualified him from the presidency….

      Race has nothing really to do with this, at least for those who are not racist.

  • Lefsa123

    Mitt Romney is a better man than this…..just before this all happened we had the talk show pundits and Sarah Palin telling everyone that Romney would lose the election unless he took a harsher stand. So he took the first opportunity that came up to show his strength and nobody liked it. Better advise would be for him to ignore what Rush Limbaugh and his parrots are screaming and do what is in his heart. Only Rush and Sarah think that God has appointed them to speak for the common man–everyone else sees them as the devil’s advocates and as someone who make their living by getting hysterical about every little thing. Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin get paid very well for preaching to the meek and making divisive, polarizing and destructive comments. They represent low class America–those who are not smart enough to accept responsibility and solve problems or even hold political office. They are quitters and losers and grifters. They do not represent the majority of people in our Country–they get their strength by making the most noise. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, nobody should follow their unasked for advise–it will only get you in trouble. Mitt Romney is better than them and should follow his heart rather act like them. They are loose cannons who cannot listen to reason.

  • lana ward

    The kenyan, when he finally did make a statement-he Apologized to the terrorists for an americian “hurting their feelings” WHAT THE FU–! He was SO concerned 4 americans were murdered that he went on a FU—– rap show ,then flew off to Las Vegas for a fund raising campaign!! Then the so called media focusing on Romney ,distracting from the kenyans murdering failures. This kenyan has FU—- up the whole world

    • daniel bostdorf

      If your real name is Lana, you better get back on your medication because your bizarre rant is embarrassing and humiliating to you.

      This article is about Romney’s humiliation. And the facts that support this humiliation.

      • lana ward

        If you would watch a real news channel, you would know what i said IS true. CNN and MSNBC NEVER tells all the news. They only tell what they want you to hear. Never, ever have they told the truth about the kenyan when it will make him look bad. Never .Watch some real news, you will learn something

        • daniel bostdorf

          Baloney…prove it with substance….facts.

          • lana ward

            your loss

          • daniel bostdorf

            JUst prove it with facts….not unsubstantiated bumper sticker slogans and Rush Limbaugh/Glenn Beck lies and distrortions.

        • english_teacher

          So which network is a real news channel? Do you mean Fox with its distortions, half-truths, and sometimes downright lies? Not much of a choice, is there?

          • lana ward

            Anything has to better than what your watching since you think that Anti American big fake in the White House deserves to be there. Had the “media” been honest with the American people about this fraud(obama) 4 years ago, Americans would NEVER have voted for him. They should all be in prison for treason–and the kenyan too!

  • lana ward

    Thanks kenyan, my country has just been downgraded another notch. Keep up the good work!

  • Romney and Ryan are both a disgrace to their country and should not be holding office, let alone running for President and V.P!

  • Soapm

    I don’t understand, Romney is defending the film makers freedom of speech as an American value but criticized the Muslim’s for burning our flag.

    This guy needs to come with a program so we can keep up with all the faces he puts on…

    • daniel bostdorf

      We live in a “world theatre” thanks to the internet and social media.

      You do Not legally have the right to shout fire in a theatre.

      This film shouted fire in the global theatre.

      This is not about free speech.

  • Support our American foreign diplomats and vote to shut candidate Willard Romney up!!!

  • John McCain, Rush Linbaugh and other right wing extremist have been demanding that evertime in the mid east a conflict arise the US goes to the aid toget rid of the gov that are anti US. The problem with this is the question about if we help those that want to displace their goverment will we be better off. Obama has said over and over we need to know more before we get involved. Mitt inorder to give that ideal he is the man for the job and continue to say he has all the right answers with out explain what they are has depended upon the wrong men and women to provide him what to say
    if and when he say anything. What make a great leader is not one that make move based upon an ideal like we need to go into Iraq because of 9 11 and over trillion of dollars and a debt that will live on for who know how many years. Mitt maybe a great bussinessman but as a leader that will not say I was wrong lead me to wonder what we will get if he become the next president. How many more almost war will we fight for no reason?

  • If Americans elect Romney, they deserve him.

  • The left has been complaining that Romney wouldn’t talk about foreign policy now becomes the newly skewed complaint that Romney did talk about foreign policy and we don’t like what he said… Not to mention the fact that he expressed what almost every American was thinking… Mitt gets it coming and going, and everywhere in between…kind of, a damned if you do and damned if you don’t scenario with some of you left wing nuts.

    Generally when a U.S. Embassy gets stormed by a mob, it’s usually a matter of American concern that would garner headlines and commentary…possibly even a debate between presidential candidates…WOW, there’s a thought…but, no… everything changes since one of the candidates is Barack Obama and the other is Mitt Romney.
    Forget the dead body of Christopher Stevens…Forget the desecration of the embassy’s flag… Forget the question of what we’re going to do to track down and bring to justice the murderers…Forget the discussion on how to respond to two governments unable or unwilling to fulfill their most basic international responsibilities…Come on lefties, lets focus on the propriety of Romney criticizing the administration for its initial response. You know — important stuff.

    Truth is that demonstrators gathered on Tuesday — supposedly in response to an anti-Islamic film — and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo released a statement that was atrociously weak and unabashedly stupid… “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” unquote…
    Furthermore, it rejected “actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.” Are you kidding me…if the statement was meant to appease the mob, guess what…it didn’t work…and I can’t think of an instance it ever has.

    It’s time to face facts…Obama is incompetent economically and dealing with terrorists… the PC sensitivity towards the Middle East is not only wrong but dangerous.

    • english_teacher

      I see mostly opinion here, very few facts. Unless you were in both embassies when these events were going down which would give you unique insight into the situation.

  • jwuor111

    The Romney/Ryan campaing is playing the blame game all the time. Ane we all know it.They blame him for everything. Hey, they even blame him for hurricane Isaac. They’re also saying, he is a weak president.That make me wonder if G. W. Bush is the weakest of them all. He was siting right in the class room, when terrorist invaded us.And he didn’t fight harder to kill those who were responsible.At least Obama is weak, but he is brave and care about American lives.And that’s why he got rid of more terrorists than any president.Mr. Romney and Ryan should think twice before making those kinda statements.

  • daniel bostdorf

    TO the “SKELETON” of Janie Lyn Skelton and people of her mindset…

    How insensitive can you be?
    “Forget the dead body of Christopher Stevens” Whoa..
    You have serious issues to deal with.

    This post is about Romney’s humiliation. And now yours…

    Truth is that demonstrators gathered on Tuesday in response to a right wing crazed religious CHRISTIAN zealot mocking the Muslim religion…in a film that shouted “FIRE” in the world theatre…

    Obama has done nothing wrong!

    “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

    Romney expressed a frenzied outburst…

    It’s time to face facts…Romney/Ryan is incompetent economically (Bain) and dealing with terrorists.

    Politically Correct “PC” means adherence to “tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    This is Obama and Hillary Clinton.

  • President Obama and Secretary Clinton is doing very well is dipolmatically handling the unrest in the Middle East, sparked by a badly made, dubbed in film desecrating the Prophet. This situation is unfortunate, but that film had been airing on YouTube for months all over the world, even in Egypt before someone in Egypt got hold of it and saw in it an excuse to incite Muslims to protest, as usual, against America. The most unfortunate thing is, someone’s mother, father, uncle, sister, brother, husband, friend, or loved one was mudered who had nothing to do with the film, who had probably took pride in the people of the protesting nations for overthrowing dictators who were oppressing and murdering them, and was in these nations to help the people transition to their new governments. It is a shameful sight to see because none of these Muslims are exhibiting any of the true attributes of Islam: obedience to God, love of brother and sister, peace, and tolerance. Mit Romney made matters no better with his juvenile statements, oppotunistically trying to capitalize from the deaths of American diplomats, but he was telling us what his intentions are. A Romney/Ryan ticket will be a continuation of Bush/Cheney. Netanyahu hasn’t come out clanging his swords for nothing right after a visit from Romney. An Israeli/Iranian conflict has the smell of money to it. Profiteering money, the same kind of money that Bush/Cheney siphoned off of the two wars they convinced America to enter. Those wars costed America a billion dollars a month. Bush/Cheney borrowed eight trillion dollars from China to finance those wars, and siphoned atleast two-three trillon through haliburton and Blackwater for themeselves and their friends. Americans will be paying on that debt for the rest of our lives. Cheney, of all people, has come out against President Obama for supposedly snubbing Netanyahu. It’s like deja vu all over again. They will profit greatly off of an Israel/Iran conflict. Netanyahu is straining at his leash to go to war with Iran because he will do to Israel what Bush/Cheney did to America and what Romney/Ryan plan to do. War is synonymous to opportunity for these people, and bush/Cheney showed them how to do it and get away with it. War is not good for anyone or any nation. After seven years of it, world economies are still reeling from the impact of two useless wars, and is still going through it in Afganistan. Americans and all the people of the world need to take a hard look at any leader who would seek to drag them into the abyss Bush/Cheney dragged us into. It is the people who suffer from wars, not them.

  • ridemybroom

    YO ! Romney !……do us all a big favor….sit back….take a deep breath….chill out…take a few pills….get over that nerve thing thats going on with you not to mention that alzheimer forgetfulness that you seem to have and dude…just feel the Obama love,,,let it fulfill you from head to toe…just immerse yourself in it …let it slowly cover you and ann and just sit back dude let it go all inside you and repeat over and over and over im not gonna win this fight…im not gonna win this fight….i feel the love of Obama as it caresses my very soul….what a good love it is…rip my soul apart OB rip it good….yay, i feel the love i cant stop this feeling…..i cant stop believing…help me OB feed the love more and more….

    • Dawn Rainbow


  • faxt42

    Mitt Romey makes money, shooting the star of presidency, no brain but Bain. What else we could expect from him, jobs…he does not even care for others people safty let alone for jobs.

    Does he care of how many people could have lost their life because of his no brain but Bain. Money is good but do not let it control your greed, once you die, money does not go with you.



    Let RoMoney-Ryan keep up their mindless chatter. Every time they open their mouths they demonstrate what a mindless, unfounded, undirected pair they are really. In comparison, McCain-Palin were more adept than this pair of clowns.

    Quiet them? Hell no let them hang themselves every time they speak. It’s just hot air anyway, but let the public get regular blasts of their hot air.

  • Joey0013

    Romney shows how stupid he and Ryan both are will not vote for two fruit cakes and draft dodgers. t his is a pair of nuts you should put away like trash.

  • Michael A Jones

    I think the American people should establish impeachment procedures for political candidates such as Mitt Romney, candidates that want to tear down the progress that this great nation has made and striving and trying to do even greater things. It is a waste of time for Americans to be subjected to this kind of prevarication. The American people can readily determine that Mitt Romney is not qualified to lead America. He is simply a leader for a group of know-all, rich, self-serving wannabe Americans that think they can manipulate enough people to say and do anything to create enough chaos to confuse intelligent thinking. It is time for clear thinking Americans to show these fat cats,( people who would rather put a dollar in their pocket than save America from the wheels of a bus) that this is a country of the people, for the people, by the people!!!!

    Michael J.

    • Dawn Rainbow

      I agree with you. Obama averted us going over the cliff his party left us on, we’re creating jobs now over losing 800 K monthly like his party had us at, we’ve gained 4 Trillion $ on the debt because of his party’s recession & refusal to increase revenue as in taxes so what do they propose to triple the deficit. This party doesn’t care about the deficit they only care about cutting taxes.

  • chisolm

    The recent attacks, protests and murders aimed at the US are well planned actions designed to coincide with 9/11 and little to do with the movie.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Factually incorrect. Please, quit listen to Rush Limbaugh.

      Rpmneys reponse to this is embarrassing

      • eztalk

        Sorry, daniel, didn’t mean to give you a thumbs up.

        You’d better check your facts: CNN’s report is quoted above in my post and says the same thing. You do believe CNN……don’t you?


  • Well, HELL… They DON’T call him “mitt the twit” for nothing, ya know….

    Nuff Said..

  • Here again you see it America………….His (Romney/Ryan), incompetence as a Presidential Candidate.
    The best is yet to come, before the Debates!

  • A real man is considered a real man when he stands up and admits to wrong. and apologise for it . The misrepresentation of facts has been Romneys hallmark .The silly and outlandish statements is unbecoming of a leader. Leadership involves much more that caustic words , it has to be devoid of hysteria and must show class even under pressure . Bush apologised three times once to China re the planes, he also apologised to Saudi Arabia and Abu Grahib, Obama never apologised to anyone any country, there are no historical documentation to prove this. During Bush’s administration 1 2 embasies attacks occured . Was Bush capable of preventing these attacks.? Romney should stop the blustering and tell us what plans he has to prevent any attack .The man is a an old fool is totally lacking His past behavior overseas this summer is enough indication to tell us he is abig FRAUD hoping to occupy the White House .

    • leoBr

      Bush is a demagogic clown that has no problems to say whatever and create the worst damage of all regardless.

      • daniel bostdorf

        This article is about Romney, not Bush.

        • leoBr

          just re-read the comment i was replying to.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Obama has, in fact, apologized to countries who our drones have accidentally hit civilians.

      Again, his article is about ROMNEY’s humiliation. Obama has nothinh wrong in the matter of an anti-Mulim film creating this outrage in the Muslin community.

      You are right when you state: A real man is considered a real man when he stands up and admits to wrong. and apologise for it . The misrepresentation of facts has been Romneys hallmark .The silly and outlandish statements is unbecoming of a leader. Leadership involves much more that caustic words , it has to be devoid of hysteria and must show class even under pressure .”

      Remember this:
      “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
      – Adlai E. Stevenson

      Mr. Romney and Ryan, The Teaparty, Pundits and Extereme Republican politicians, Fox News, Rush Lindbaugh, Glenn Beck and their ilk:

      “Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion…”

      OBama and Hillary’s response is nothing more than this:
      “Patriotism is …the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

      • eztalk

        I thought you told someone above that this article is about Romney, not Obama????

        ” daniel bostdorf

        This article has nothing to do with Obam, only Romney’s humiliation.

        Please stick with article topic.”

  • Bill5321

    I hope Joe feels better after this very ignorant rant

    • daniel bostdorf

      What are you talking about? Can you please have more than 8 words? This isn’t twitter or a bumper sticker slogan contest.

      Please explain to us what you mean.

  • useralreadytaken

    Freedom of speech is a US right, in our Constitution. As an American citizen, you can say anything about anybody, unless you are directly threatening me. Romney does not speak for all Republicans, and definitely not most conservatives. Pretending that he does is a childish argument, that no one is making. I believe it’s the Democratic sheep that line up behind their false messiah, no? Probably better off making this argument against the left.

    On the free speech tip:
    Mohammed was a pedophile and his followers largely are masochistic, uneducated, and violent. Islam is NOT a religion, it is a political death cult.

    • TWaller

      Hahaha you do realize that ALL religions are founded by men who desire nothing more than sex, money, and power, right?

      Hint: God is a fictional character.

  • useralreadytaken

    Obama has spent us off a cliff. Time to fix the dialog. When you’re in a hole, you stop digging.

    • daniel bostdorf

      This article has nothing to do with Obam, only Romney’s humiliation.

      Please stick with article topic.

  • A good article, but I disagree with the author’s interpretation of free speech. Free speech does not mean you are immune to criticism. It means nobody can take away your ability to say what you want (as long as that something is not intended to bring harm onto others.) So, saying that you condemn something that someone else has said isn’t attacking anyone’s free speech. Removing or censoring their ability to say it, is.

  • Are you freaking serious?! You’re trying to blame this on Romney?! Are you that big a liar? Or are you that big a fool?

  • daniel bostdorf

    I have re-read Conason’s article, and I find no mention of anything to do with his interpretation of free speech. The article is entirely devoted to Romneys humiliation as it relates to his response to the anti-muslim film. This film is now creating an excuse for an uprising of anti-american attacks.

    If we want to engage in a free speech discussion, I suggest we go to some other news story that is dealing with that issue, not here.

    The reason the muslim world is in an uproar is because of this deplorable anti-muslim film.

    How our political leaders, and wanna be presidents react to it, is the focus of Conason’s artcle..

    So I think it best that those hiding behind anonymous user names stop distracting this particular converstaion about Romney….nothing to do with free speech.

    • leoBr

      The “Muslim world” couldn’t care less about some stupid irrelevant movie. Why nothing ever happens is Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan or even Pakistan? There are scoundrels, mostly imams, who take advantage of the situation and brainwash poor uneducated morøns in the most destitute countries. It diverts attention of those people from real problems. And that’s why those countries are in the garbage bin of the world.

      • english_teacher

        So what is our excuse for those who spout misinformation and half-truths to try to brainwash the poor morons to make them think that the top 1% actually give any thought to them except as serfs and cannon fodder? The RINO right wing focuses on hot button issues that have little or nothing to do with bringing this country around.

  • Sharyn Fisher

    The current Congress has introduced: 44 bills on abortion, 99 on religion, 36 on marriage, 71 on family relationships; and — ZERO on job creation.

    Last year, Pres Obama introduced the American Jobs Act. Independent analysis projected that the bill, which was fully paid for, could create as many as 2 million jobs in 2012. But, Congress couldn’t pass the act b/c if successful, Pres Obama’s re-election would be certain. Instead, they played with your life and mine.

    Now, Repubs say: “The President’s jobs agenda isn’t working.” Guess what: we never even gave Obama’s jobs agenda a chance.

    • lisahemmer

      You are so full of crap. 30 House bills were produced, and Reid wouldn’t bring them to the senate floor for a vote. What independent analysis- Zandy’s? Oh, yes, a known democratic sympathizer. Try reading for a change.

      • JAG

        actually Reid did bring it to a vote…. and it was blocked….

        Republicans in the U.S. Senate Thursday blocked a bill sponsored by Democrats to provide additional tax breaks to small businesses that hire new workers, amid a procedural debate over how and when the Senate should vote on a broader proposal to extend the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year.

  • The Romney clan and all that he represents is a “Wolf in Sheeps clothing” , his foreign affairs concept will lead us into a definate war in the middle east creating a possible World War.

  • J

    Romney may well make verbal gaffes, but that does not detract whatsoever from his experience in business, and in creating jobs for all folks which President has not done. When media spotlight is so intense, yep ya gonna make a gaffe. Heck Obama does it all teh time but tyhe media cut him slack. For example when he claimed to have an uncle that liberated Auschwitz. facts are he did not have an uncle that liberated anything let alone Auschwitz. That was just a damn outright lie , but Obama never got any flack from teh media. Romney has more business acumen in his little finger than Obama does in his entire socialist driven life. I will take solid business experience over a man who falsifies his birth certificate wont produce his transcripts from university and who generally lies so he can look good.

    Romney wins hands down

    • smartdee

      We all know that the government cannot be run like a business. It is obvious that he does not have much foreign affairs savy. I guess if you want the country run by big business then elect the ignoramous.

      • lisahemmer

        We already have an ignoramus in the White House, who by the way had ZERO foreign policy experience when he took office. Heck, he barely had any senate experience- he didn’t even vote on anything half the time.

        • english_teacher

          Yes, but the current president hasn’t ticked off any allies unlike Romney. If you like being in a state of perpetual war, then elect the republicans. They’re the ones who really want to keep that military-industrial complex dragging us down to hell.

          • lisahemmer

            Excuse me? I certainly hope you’re not really an english teacher, but I guess that would explain why our educational system is the pits. Have you not read a newspaper, or turned on your tv? Rioting all over the middle east, publicly dismissing Israel- before you say something stupid- tell me how many times Obama has gone to Israel?

    • english_teacher

      I realize that this is futile but I’m going to respond to some of your statements

      Tell me how when Ryan misspeaks and says he won a marathon in less than 3 hours, it’s no problem despite being a lie. When Obama says Auschwitz instead of Buchenwald regarding his uncle being at the liberation of a death camp, that’s a lie despite being correct but wrong on the location.

      Running a business is not running a country. However, if there is any type of business experience that might be appropriate, then I think his father had it from running American Motor Cars. He actually made a product that was for the benefit of the many and not the few. His son is a financial manipulator whose results benefited the few and not the many. I remember George Romney and Mitt doesn’t even come close to being at the same level as his father.

      As for the usual screed about birth certificate, it’s been provided. As for university transcripts, if it’s so important to see them, then why not ask all the candidates to provide them? Or is it only the black man who has to provide them.

      Romney is and will be a disaster for this country. If he should become president, then I hope that one day you will live to regret your support for this poor excuse of a public servant.

      • smartdee

        I totally agree with you. Too many people make statements without knowing the true facts. Too bad so many people are so easily influenced. We all know that education is being target by the far right extremists and I am sure it is so that if people are uneducated, they are more likely to be easily influenced in order to carry out the mission of the extremists.

  • I’ve actually not heard of this publication or website or whatever it is before but it is one of the most biased pieces of “reporting” that i have read.

  • badswing

    yep, this is what we should be focusing on. mitt and his statement. let’s leave obama out of this and the fact that we knew 48 hrs prior. yep, let’s just focus on Mitt

    • daniel bostdorf

      Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

      • badswing

        yep, a spur of the moment uprising. i guess they use twitter to coordinate their attacks and always have grenades and rocket launchers in their back pockets. no terrorism here, just like the allah akbar spouting terrorist from ft hood! keep sleeping people.

  • eztalk

    Rasmussen has Romney leading Obama by 2 points as of today. Rasmussen does daily polling instead of weekly polling.

    Meanwhile, Google stands up for First Amendment and refuses to obey jihadists and Obama’s demands to take video off the internet ……Rejects White House Request to Pull Muhammad Film Clip. Why? Because the latest intel reports that ……the attack on the Benghazi was no mere target of opportunity spurred by reaction to the “Innocence of Muslims” film; the film is just a pretext. The killing of Amb. Stevens was a premeditated hit, planned and carried out as retaliation for the recent drone strike that killed the number two Al Qaida operative in Afghanistan recently. The vulnerability of Stevens at the Benghazi compound was scouted out carefully. All the other embassy protest activity is just covering theater.

    I’m glad that Romney spoke up. It took Obama how long to respond……while campaigning in Las Vegas? Attack happened on Tuesday……he responded on Wednesday…..after one of the embassies responded on Tuesday, Sec of State Clinton early on Wednesday, and then………..Obama? Where was our president during all this?

    Now this…
    The Obama Administration was warned three days before the 9-11 attack about the deteriorating security in Benghazi.
    The deadly Islamist attack was carried out on the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America and only three months after the same consulate was bombed.
    CNN reported:

    Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.

    Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.

    He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.

    “The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.

    Pic on Gateway Pundit: There will be blood: A Libyan man explains that the bloodstains on the column are from one the American staff members who grabbed the edge of the column while he was evacuated, after an attack that killed four Americans on September 11tt. (Daily Mail)

    • JAG

      Ambassador Chris Stevens was warned of weak security the DAY of the attacks…. that morning in fact…. NOT 3 days…. and they had no idea of a specific attack….. he declined additional security…. had he wanted additional security, he would have had it…..

      also…. it is Regional Security Officers that handle security at the embassies…..

  • dljones


  • Democrats_____ professing themselves to be wise — they became fools ——- woe to them that call evil good and good evil.

  • ps0rjl

    A lesson in courage from Romney is like a lesson in cooking from my dog. Neither is any good at it. I love his talk tough attitude. When I was a marine we called men like him ‘John Waynes” because they were long on talk and short on walk.

  • daniel bostdorf

    I have a comment waiting moderation as it is a point by point factual rebuttal of eztalk. If it doesnt appear, well, it hit too close to the truth about Rassmussen and other matters.





  • lisahemmer

    Wow- What delirium rules here? Are you people for real? You actually swallow this tripe? What a bunch of brainless sheep- wait, that makes sheep look bad.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Revised response to “ezread” has been flagged by a moderator.

    If you don’t see it…well…The National Memo has a serious problem with censoring researched and documented facts.

    Yet they allow other posts that are not vetted that contain falsehoods.

    • eztalk

      It was “revised” because I added links to support my statements.
      Daniel, you are an idiot spam master.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Ok–since they wont release the facts.

    Rassmussen is a paid, right wing pollster.

    if moderators release my post, you see facts.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Ezread states that Obama had advanced knowledge of attack.

    Not true.

    Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

  • daniel bostdorf

    ezread refered to “gateway Pundit” as some sort of factula source.
    It isn’t.
    Gateway Pundit” is a “news aggregator” , primarily tasked to discredit Obama.
    It sifts though anti-Obama articles and posts them as fact.
    They dont fact check.
    Their George Orwell motto is; ” where hope finally made a comeback.” That state that and they eally mean the opposite.

    “hope finally made a comeback ” is realized when Obama is re-elected.

  • daniel bostdorf

    It is a shame that my long, backed up with facts narrative against ezreadis censored…so…I guess I am a bumper sticker poster too?

    Not my choice…

  • daniel bostdorf

    I of all people realize that this article is about Romney’s humiliation, but if censorship is allowed here….well…how can facts get out to stop the lies and distortions?

    Whose humiliation is that?

  • I heard the saying that a person is born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Well Mr. Romney was born with his foot in mouth.

    • daniel bostdorf

      No he wasn’t….he was born with magic underwear..

      Moderators here have a real problem with allowing posters that simply want to post misinformation free reign.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Oh–by the way…if anyone mentions “Gateway pundit” as a rebuttal, know this;
    Gateway Pundit” is a “news aggregator” , primarily tasked to discredit Obama.
It sifts though anti-Obama articles and posts them as fact.
They dont fact check.
Their George Orwell motto is; ” where hope finally made a comeback.” That state means ment that they really mean the opposite.
    “hope finally made a comeback ” is realized when Obama is re-elected.
    What is even darker is that Rassmussen Polls are utilized to justify that Romney is ahead in the polls.
    Darker side?
    Maybe he and karl rove have employed Rassmussen to create false polls.
    Rassmussens done it before…
    Do a google search..

  • daniel bostdorf

    I have re-read Conason’s article, and I find no mention of anything to do with his interpretation of free speech. The article is entirely devoted to Romneys humiliation as it relates to his response to the anti-muslim film. This film is now creating an excuse for an uprising of anti-american attacks.

    If we want to engage in a free speech discussion, I suggest we go to some other news story that is dealing with that issue, not here.

    The reason the muslim world is in an uproar is because of this deplorable anti-muslim film.

    How our political leaders, and wanna be presidents react to it, is the focus of Conason’s artcle..

    So I think it best that those hiding behind anonym

  • daniel bostdorf

    Reasons for uprising:

    We live in a “world theatre” thanks to the internet and social media.

    You do Not legally have the right to shout fire in a theatre.

    This film shouted fire in the global theatre.

    This is not about free speech.

  • daniel bostdorf

    This is about Romney’s humiliation regarding his inability to know the facts about Libya. Nothing to do wiht jay Carney.

    As I stated before, the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

    “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    Obama’s response as well as Hillary Clinton’s to this crisis is powerful leadership.

    Romney’s “shoot fom lip no aim” is humiliating.

  • daniel bostdorf


    First of all, this article at The National memo is about Romney’s humiliation, not some British newspapers account of the middle east uprising against a film that has caused this entire mess.

    I was hoping that “the unknown poster hiding behind a bizarre user name” finally fell into the trap of even mentioning The Independent from the UK… The Independent is nether “independent” or a factually correct publication. It is owned by A RUSSIAN WITH TIES TO PUTIN Alexander Lebedev. Putin supports Romney.

    This “newspaper” has been a supporter of the conservative extreme far right wing of the Tory Party in Britain, as well as conservative causes and candidates here in the USA. The disgraced Margaret Thatcher was a lifelong Tory. The poisonous racists elements now in Britain calling for an entire police state replete with video and eavesdropping surveillance on all its citizens go hand in hand with right wing poltics in the USA.

    The Independent’s mindset is like the US version of FOXNEWS, The Teaparty, and right wing radio talk show hosts like Limbaugh and Beck..of which MUSTGO-OBOZOMUSTGO is a fanatical follower of. It claims to be “fair and balanced” but is neither.

    Opponents of fair minded political candidates, here in the USA and Britain, cook up a fictionalized political “article’s in the guise of fair minded and balanced reporting.

    Shawn Turner, spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, states: “This is absolutely wrong. We are not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

    MUSTGO-OBOZOMUSTGO…Romney’s humiliation is an embarrassment and subject of Conason’s article.

    As I stated before, the late, great statesman, Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965) stated it best:

    “I venture to suggest that patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”

    Obama’s response as well as Hillary Clinton’s to this crisis is powerful leadership.

  • StopUSA

    If anyone truly believes “we the people will ever know the facts” you will think you can jump off of the empire state building then dive into Niagra Falls!
    STOP USA GIVEAWAY…our monitized printed debt dollars supported the downfall of Egypt, Syria and Libya,,,along with US Military being sent to 7 other African nations: and now back into Nicaragua and in Guatemala..
    So if you think that is okay…you are a JIHADIST training with Los Zetas and MS-13 i Mexico..

    • daniel bostdorf

      This article is about the complete and utter humiliation that Romney is facing.

      Conason states it best:
      “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

      Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..


  • B

    Romney was right, as was Rice–Where Obama and Clinton and the Embassy staffers failed is that the official government position MUST defend the right of speech, even if the speech is dispicable and condemned as such. This administration has done it with burning Korans, they’ve done it with the “Ground-Zero” mosque, and they’ve done it with this movie–they criticize without protecting. This is unacceptable, and shows a fundamental failure of understanding their constitutional obligations. Further, where is the “Condemnation” of Southpark, The Book of Mormon, Maplethorpe et. al? Condemnation of religious denigration seems to only apply to Islam?

    • leoBr

      Rice is one of the most disgusting politicians ever – and her justifications of the Iraq war are disturbing.

  • jorgenwilliam

    It would appear that when someone speaks the truth, as Gov. Romney did, the liberal faction seeks to repeal the Constitution which, as most of us know, calls for freedom of speech. The POTUS foreign policy is just another failure in this administration’s policies. Don’t be afraid of the truth, people, Obama is the worst thing to happen to the U.S.A. since Carter, and you all darn well know it.

    • leoBr

      no you’re the only one who knows it. apparently you enjoy that thousands of your countrymen were killed by Bush with no reason whatsoever – plus your country was made a laughing stock of the world.

  • maias

    “We vigorously defend the right of individuals to express points of view.”

    But we don’t defend the rights of individuals, whose culture is insulted, to express their points of view …….?

  • peddler1965

    All of you guys are crazy. You have to be blind deaf and dumb to not see what an utter disaster Obama has been at ever turn. A trained seal would be abetter alternative to Obama. Romney may not be perfect but this definitely a case of the lesser of 2 evils. The only one who benefits from an Obama presidency is Carter. He is no longer the worst president in modern US history.

  • Piece of shit duchtard rag

  • trelader

    Ahhh, I see my comment has been removed. Hmmm, must be because I am not a liberal feeble-minded stooge with his hand out for freebies.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Apparently, the moderator rejected my resose to ezread because I had throughly researched ezread’s facts and found out where exraed got his lies and distortions.

      Still can’t get moderator to post it….I resorted to snippets but the longer narartive of proof is being censored.

  • daniel bostdorf

    This article is about Romney’s humiliation and national meltdown over the anti muslim film.
    Not Obama or Hillary Clinton.

    This article has also raised the very ugly head of moderator censorship .

    Don’t trust what you read from people who hide behind users names that make false, distorted claims like obozomustgo and ezread and montana bill.

    MY 2 posts not accepted were carefully researched for facts. The issue was claimng Rassussen Polls are fair. They are not. They are produced by a right wing paid operative of the Republicans.

    Another source mentioned was “Gateway Pundit.”
    Know this:
    Gateway Pundit” is a “news aggregator” , primarily tasked to discredit Obama.
It sifts though anti-Obama articles and posts them as fact.
They dont fact check.
Their George Orwell motto is; ” where hope finally made a comeback.” That statement means that they really mean the opposite.
    “hope finally made a comeback ” is realized when Obama is re-elected.
    What is even darker is that Rassmussen Polls are utilized to justify that Romney is ahead in the polls.
    Darker side?
    Maybe he and karl rove have employed Rassmussen to create false polls.
    Rassmussens done it before…
    Do a google search..

    This is just a condensed version of the facts, and I have tried to summarize as best as possible.

    I have lost a great deal of faith in this site, and have emailed executive editors as well as Joe Conason himself about censorship….something that I never thought Conason would condone.

    I have followed Conason since 1978 when he first interviewed me regarding what went on at the 3 Mile Island Nuclear plant where my father worked.

    So…I am extemely disappointed that censorship has taken place. There was no reason for it.

    • eztalk

      chill, Daniel.

      The only Gateway quote I posted was a blurb under a (not shown in my post) tragic photo of bloody hand prints left on the wall of a doorway by a murdered American citizen as he was fighting for his life while being dragged out to be slaughtered , which has been also posted across other news sites.
      Maybe you should Google it and find some of your humanity on this sad happening instead of playing point guard in defense of the incompetent president we have.
      You really need to quit being so hysterical.

      Also, noted that you didn’t mention that CNN was the genesis for majority of the rest of my post. Are you calling CNN an unreliable source??

      Rasmussen was mentioned only in the top line of my long post from CNN……

  • OSoccer

    This article is nuts! Romney said exactly what urgently needed to be said to denounce the marxist-muslim usurper’s despicable, treasonous subordination of U.S. security to the demands of his Islamic sharia-imposing partners in crime.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Give it a rest….you are essentially clueless and off topic….go back to listening to rush limbaugh and glenn beck….your brain is safer there because you can’t handle the truth

      Conason states it best:
      “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

      Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..

  • OSoccer

    Joe Conason’s article is laughable and deceiving! He writes as a useful Islamist idiot. Romney said exactly what urgently needed to be said to denounce the marxist-muslim usurper’s despicable, treasonous subordination of U.S. security to the demands of his Islamic sharia-imposing partners in crime.

    • daniel bostdorf

      sorry—you are factually and ethically challenged:

      Conason states it best:
      “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

      Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..

  • Now I suppose the author of the article has egg on his face.

  • DrRH

    Conason is such a twit and SO in the basket for Obama, along with many other journalists. They are group thinkers, good little soldiers for the left. Disgusting.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Conason states it best:
      “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

      Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..

      • DrRH

        1) Cameron does not speak for the British people. In fact, he can’t even speak for the Tories right now because he is so unpopular with his own party. 2) It was not a gaffe (except in the minds of tunnel-visioned donkeycrats) to speak honestly about the Olympic security. A diplomatic white lie would have been entirely inappropriate. The security WAS a serious and humiliating issue for the Brits and Romney was asked for his expert opinion.

        • daniel bostdorf

          He was not asked for his expert opinion.

          You don’t visit another country as a Presidential candidate and mock their security. That is not his role.

          He, once again, opened his mouthinaapropriately and pissed off the Brits.

          That’s presidential leadership?

          Conason states it best:
          “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

  • DragonTat2

    The comments came from Bishop Romney, a Mormon with high standing in the Temple, not from a man running for President of the United States. It’s about his religion.

  • Drew Whitney

    The author of this article is an uninformed idiot. Mitt Romney went on a mission for his church, because he was fulfilling a religious duty. So don’t give me this crap how he was “dodging Vietnam.” God forbid we protect his religious freedom.

  • Drew Whitney

    The author of this article is misinformed. Serving a mission for his church isn’t “dodging Vietnam.” He was fulfilling a religious obligation. Don’t start telling me that I dodged Iraq by serving a mission for my church.

  • Kissmabums

    Nit Romney, from day one of his campaign, has been making terrible statements on just about every topics on international issues. He is not fit to br president of USA

  • Regarding Romney’s denunciation of the administration’s statement regarding the provocative anti-Islamic film:

    I think Romney, by jumping in so early and by attacking the US administration immediately, has done some considerable damage to his campaign.

    At a time when Americans are under attack, he’s given the impression of being small-minded and opportunistic.

    Quite frankly, it would have been smarter for him first to express 100% support for the Americans in the Embassy, at least for the first day, when the information was not settled down; he could have gone negative when the facts were in, when there might be some clear reason to criticize. By attacking the administration at once, he’s shown himself to be hasty and out for his own advantage, rather than looking out for the interests of the US.

    When the team has taken a hit, the first thing you do is to reinforce the team; then you look for lessons to be learned; and only then would you criticize the coach. As a manager, I would have expected Romney to know that.

    Maybe the reason he doesn’t think this way: Romney doesn’t regard the US as his team. He regards it as a take-over target.

    • DrRH

      You don’t get it. Those of us who like Romney still like him because he is unafraid to take the helm. Those of you who prefer Obama still do because he is still a half-assed president. The result of Obama’s half-assedness was clearly seen at the Libyan consulate on September 11th of this year. Want more? re-elect Obama.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Conason states it best:
        “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

        Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..

  • is it safe to think that the entire wash diplo corps written mittens off?

  • Mitt Romney and the GOP look like dogs waiting for the entrails to be pitched at them. Whatever is thrown they’ll catch furiously.

  • theoreosview

    Mitt Romney had the decency to speak up when people were rioting and dying, while throughout US and Global leadership administrations, the Silence Was Deafening! In fact, if several more leaders (like Mitt Romney) would have condemned the attacks on sovereign diplomatic posts, extreme insane violence, rioting and killing, IMMEDIATELY, the outcome may have been very different. When crazy hoodlums can justify “sharia” murder for anyone drawing a cartoon, writing a book, making a video, being Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, being raped, converting from Islam, speaking “blasphamy”, etc., it’s time to speak out and draw a very distinct line in the sand. If not, we may find out sooner than later what it’s like to live under such tyranny. The world is on the brink, certainly not because of Mitt Romney,and people who criticize Mitt rather than the unbelievable barbarism witnessed over the past several days, they might want to contemplate the obvious? For those looking at the speck in Mitt’s eye, rather than the plank in others, equate this 10 minute cheap stupid video with the grossly sickening attack on Christians via the full length Holllywood feature, “The Last Temptation of Christ”, or the art?? of a “Crucifix in Urine”, etc. I know there were non-violent protests over both, comments from religious and political leaders denouncing and maybe even calling for boycotts. NOT WORLD WIDE RIOTS, killings, destruction of property, horrible and massive violations of Diplomatic Sovereignity and just utter disregard for human dignity and life. It’s either wake up time, or time to pass away while we sleep.

  • Lisa Julius

    The GOP got what they wanted with Romney…they pushed him forward even though most of the voters (GOP) said they didn’t want him. They clearly had a better candidate in Hermann Cain…and when he got too strong, they pushed him out. When they lose to Obama, they will have no one to blame but themselves. It’s a shame we are stuck with Obama because of the crap the GOP was determined to push forth as their candidate.

  • GeorgeRupp

    At the debates, Obama should bring along an extra chair and argue with it, while ignoring Romney.

  • Bobama is bending over backwards, not enough I’m afraid, let AIPAC break his spine instead, or break the american world dominance in currency & financial markets with a “zillion dollar Iran war” just so Israel can feel loved and 100% secure

    US taxpayers and families of futur dead & disabled soldiers (… both will undoubtedly take massive losses when invading-occupying Iran) will probably not be extremely grateful to the bunch of scheming trained lawyers (AKA politicians) for their treasonous pact with AIPAC where for every dollar contributed by aipac (the bribe) to anyone’s political campaign, is rewarded with $1000 no string attached in aid to israel (financial + military)

    The rest of us will pay too for Israel ! I will have to pay triple at the gas pump, because oil is so cheap these days, I will also have to avoid big crowds for years so I’m not blown to smithereens by some angry iranians (some would say justifiably angry even)

    AMERICA you’re fxxxxd, and we with you

    Many thanks to US lawyers in congress

    • daniel bostdorf

      This article is about Romney’s humiliation and his gaffes that make him disqualified to be President.

  • daniel bostdorf

    To ezread:

    In your case, you are such an obvious shill for Romney and the extreme right wing. You hide behind a faux name. Why? Real name might expose that you are on Karl Roves payroll or Romney’s? You are intentionally here to distract. No one here should take you seriously.

    No matter how hard you try to do “an end around” your posting, Rassmussen is a piad Republican pollster, and has intenionally skewed polling questions to get the answer he wanted in the first place. Again, Gateway is a news aggrigator shifting for antiobama news and posting it without fact checking. It should never be utilized a s a source of factual news. You did.

    Finally…Ambassador Stevens was not dragged out into the streets fighting for his life. He was barely conscious and the 4 pepple carrying him took him to a waiting car to go the the hospital where he died.

    You see…your perpetuating lies and un-fact checked “article” as truth needs to be exposed, and the moderators should keep a closer eye on what is posted here.

    Why moderators wouldn’t allow my point by point rebuttal of your post yesterday, supported by research and specific factual evidence, is bizarre.

    And that is humiliating to The National Memo.

  • daniel bostdorf

    Remember the purpose of Conason’s article; Romney’s humiliation grows as facts emerge in Libya episode.

    Conason states it best:
    “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige. Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

    Now today, we have the Prime Minster of Britan supporting Obama because of Romneys humiliating gaffe at the Olympic Games. The British people are “united” against Romney David Cameron stated..

    Romney is not fit to be President.

  • No more trained lawyers AKA politiciens corrupting the public purse, who wouldn’t go to a theater of war themsleves let alone their kids

    • daniel bostdorf

      what does that have to do with Romney’s humiliation?

  • I can’t even believe this article.. slamming Romney??? while obama didn’t even check his intelligence briefing and partied instead while Stevens was being raped and murdered?? Who also knew 3 days ahead of time that the attack was coming!!! This article is a joke and the writer is a jerk who should be fired for stupidity. stupid libtards..

    • daniel bostdorf

      Total lie and fabrication.

      This article is about Romney not Obama.

      • where did I say it was about obama? read read read..and where do you get YOUR intel? You’d better do some fact checking before you shoot of your mouth.. You too must be communist to the core.

        • daniel bostdorf

          “while obama didn’t even check his intelligence briefing and partied instead while Stevens was being raped and murdered?? Who also knew 3 days ahead of time that the attack was coming!!! This article is a joke and the writer is a jerk who should be fired for stupidity. stupid libtards..”

          Your statement is a complete lie.

          This article is about Romney being unfit for President not Obama.

  • we know that mitt romney has noting to offer us
    no details of what he wants to do
    he `s just good in slandering
    people who has something to offer
    my advise for romney is to go and president
    his wife and family.

  • The role of the federal government is to protect our constitutional right to free expression, not to judge the content or quality of that expression. The Obama administration should stop apologizing for Americans exercising their rights.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Sorry this is off topic but once again, distortions about Obama are posted. Romney’s humiliation is a matter of public record. That has nothing to do with Obama.

      In this age of social media, facebook, youtube, twitter and others, we now live an a “global theatre.”

      It is illegal to shout “fire” in any theatre.

      This includes the “global theatre.”

      The anti-muslim video was obscene and a total lie.

      It was like yelling “fire” in the theater. And it should not be condoned. And it isn’t. It is being pulled from Youtube.

      Those who made this film must be held accountable for yelling “fire” that has caused an already incendiary situation to finally ignite…

      Essentually this video was the match that sparked a fire in a theatre. A global one.

      Sure—you have a right to free speech….but not when it causes death and destruction.

      Finally–Obama apologized for the insensitive and careless video that caused this. And as president, he should have.

      • The video didn’t cause death and destruction. Rioting idiots did. I will not surrender my free speech to such savages.

        • daniel bostdorf

          As Aristotle the great philosopher pointed out:
          Which came first? The chicken(the actual) or the egg? (potential)

          The chicken must come first. It lays the egg.

          The video came first (the actual) and the rioting started as a consequence. (the potential.

          Contrary to your belief–the video did cause death and destruction.
          You cannot yell fire in a crowded theatre and cause a stampede.
          It is illegal.

          What these extreme muslims did in reaction was against their own teachings….

          Anyone who advocates violence as a justification is wrong….no matter what religion does it.

          Romney’s humiliation is complete, which is the subject of Conason’s article.

  • DrRH

    This highly edited site discourages honest debate. So, go ahead, Conason and Bostdorf; the two of you, bask togther in your post-coital glow.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Oh I disagree about highly edited.

      Look what is allowed on here from ezread, obozomustgo, montana bill, and a dozen others that think foul language, distracting us with off topic comments, lies, innuendo sourced from rush limbaugh, glenn beck etc..Letting it pass off as constructive discussion?

      Far from highly edited.

  • Romney WHAT? Humiliation is for the INCOMPETENT, IMPOSTOR Obama due to his huge policies FAILURES. Are you guys BLIND, or you want to FOOL Americans, like your boss did?

  • daniel bostdorf

    It is important that you realize this well thought out article by Joe Conason is about Romney’s political gaffes and the effect it has on our international relations. The article has nothing to do with Obama. Romney is unfit to be President of this country.

    Conason states in regard to Romney’s Libyan blunder and previous Olympic Games embarrassment along with numerous other short comings in knowing anything about foreign policy othet at Bain wehere Romney outsourced American jobs to China:

    “This humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige.”

  • It is obvious that the author of this article is smarter than a fifth grader when it comes to use of the english language but is dumber then a squash when it comes to world events.

  • daniel bostdorf

    What does “Joseph e” comment have to do with Romney’s embarrassment?

    This is the subject of Conason’s article.

    Who is “joseph e?” Use your real name and quit hiding. What are you afraid of?

    The truth….yep.

    As I stated:

    “Conason’s article is in regard to Romney’s Libyan blunder and previous Olympic Games embarrassment along with numerous other short comings in knowing anything about foreign policy. Romney’s other humiliation is Bain where he outsourced American jobs to China. That is Romney’s foreign policy experience.”

  • daniel bostdorf

    Romney’s humiliation with the American public continues and is now confirmed.

    A Pew Research Center poll has just been released.
    43 percent of Americans followed the story about Romney’s reaction to the Libyan situation.
    Only 26 percent approve. But what is worse, 48 percent disapprove.


    Not fit to be president.

    • 48 percent disapprove of Obama as president…gee, is he unfit too?

      • daniel bostdorf

        Your facts are incorrect regarding Obama…what is your source? right wing fox news?

        This article is about Romneys complete and utter humiliation.

        A Pew Research Center poll has just been released.
        43 percent of Americans followed the story about Romney’s reaction to the Libyan situation.
        Only 26 percent approve. But what is worse, 48 percent disapprove.

  • Rave on you liberal anus orifice.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Well—at least I have a brain and can think beyond your 5 words of pure wisdom…..guess you were taught by rush limbaugh and glenn beck at” the school of inane/”

  • I blame the republicans. Not only is Mitt Romney woefully unfit to be President of the United States, he isn’t even qualified to be a “Tag-along” with a diplomatic corps on a “Look-See” mission. He has no manners, no sense of etiquette. He is so pompus, phony, and self-congratulatory that he would spoil any event. The republicans must have known this about their candidate well enough in advance, but they are so quick to genuflect and plaster their lips to the rear-end of anyone reputed to have a few dollars, they just didn’t care that they were offering up a toxic fool of a candidate… who politically… is in way over his head. He should go back to Bain Capital and work there. That’s what he knows. He should stay with that, i.e., private equity. That skill-set cannot be applied to the United States Government. You can’t issue letter-stock to offset debt and gut the place in a sell-off. If you start gutting America you’ll soon find that you have no police protection… like Mexico… no military protection. Romney cannot survive in a world without protection. He has never had any practice.

    • Moron.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Great intellectual response.

    • ChowT

      Romney is Royalty.

  • eversince the forthcoming election in u.s., the main actors had committed mistakes in terms of their policy.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Could you please post facts to support your claim as well as be aware the topic is Romney’s complete humiliation on the world stage?

  • As facts come out, it’s clear the White House is lying through it’s teeth.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Can you give specific facts instead of bumper sticker rush limbasugh-glenn beck declaritive statements with no proof to back it up?

  • yeah he will be president when bush kiss my azz and says he lied about Iraq and knew where bin lade was. So mitt nanana nanana hey hey good bye and your no better then men that went to canada due vietnam. Good luck.. You should have been a Dem becoz your such a DONKEY!!!!!

    • daniel bostdorf

      What does your comment have to do with Romney’s humiliation? Can you address that issue? Or is it too much of a stretch?

  • I am sorry (for you), Mitt.

    • daniel bostdorf


  • daniel bostdorf

    Well…the Associated Press has reported another major foreign policy gaffe, this time dealing with the Palestians.

    According to the AP:
    ” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney tells donors in a newly released video clip that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel. The remarks are contained in a video clip. The editors say the video is from a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla., on May 17.

    In the latest clip, Romney is asked about the “Palestinian problem.” He gives a rambling response, then says “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace,” and “the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

    How much more humiliating can it get?

    Mitt is unfit to be President.

  • It seems that a lot of voters are being fooled in to thinking that the GOP runner in the answer to all are woes, this is what the gop wants us the voters to believe,this is not the case all we have to do is look at the LIbay Episode where he debased are Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other three Americans, so I say to the Amercian voters do you want this man to be are President, I think not for me .

  • we all need to read this

  • A republican has observed that the adminis. was after toppling Bashar of Syria whom he called REFORMER.That was in reference to the incident in Libya.
    The comment sharply jars with decency and common sense as the fellow was not able to tell
    a consumate rogue from reformer!

  • AllahMuhammad

    The good thing about Ryan is that he isn’t black. So if Mitt croaks we still won’t have a black President. That’s something to hang your hat on.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Racist drivel.

  • I don’t care what anyone says, I’m voting for the pro-life candidate who respects religious freedom!! Still flying with you Mitt!

    • daniel bostdorf

      This article is about Romney’s humiliation at all levels.
      Not a “one issue head in the sand voter.”
      Fortunately, you are in the small minority, and will not stop the defeat of Romney.

      You are not putting the needs of the many ahead of the needs of a few given Romney’s blunders.

      That, in my opinion, is not an American ideal.

  • Tausog51

    Here again another Republican no less different from Bush, manipulating and trying to fool the ordinary Americans. After making the Americans believe that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction , that the war in Iraq is not costly and will be financed by oil revenues, and that after the war everything will be fine, all of which turned out false, the Republicans will again replicate their performance through their new robotic: Romney. Frankly, if Al Qaeda will be asked which candidate ought to win in order to further destabilize the Middle East, and promote Al Qaeda interest and agenda , their answers : ROBOTIC ROMNEY

    • daniel bostdorf

      That is EXACTLY what Putin and Netanyahu want. ROBOTIC ROMNEY!
      Rubberstamp their policy.

      This is humiliating to all Republicans.

  • Genius154

    I lived in Europe for the past ten years and I must say the entire time I was so ashamed of this country and it’s leadership. Being ask on a daily basis why Americans hate the world in enough to send you packing. So sad to be associated with this stupidity

  • minellimu

    And to think that the makers of this movie are actually so called Christians of Arab origin and citizens of an Arab country Egypt…

  • Stupid is as stupid does Mr Carr. Mr Obama goes to be on the Letterman show instead of meeting with Israeli Prime Minister is only one thing that comes to mind. Some things in the 21st Century were better than now. His Middle East Doctrine of speaking softly and carryiing a little stick has not worked. Even China is joining in by threatening Japan to challenge Obama’s resolve. His economic policy is not working. It is time to give the new guy a chance to straightened out the mess we are in.

  • ChowT

    Romney = R = Royalty.

  • J

    This story is utter hogwash State dept has known for some time that they have no influence on muslim anger. second state department also knows that trying to assuage their anger is a sign of weakness that makes them want to behave even more badly. Romney was right to call out Obama as this is directly on him. What is this papers problem ya dont like Romney say so but to make teh crime fit teh evidence is just stupid . His criticism was valid and we all know its valid by teh number of attacks on it. America is stupid if it gives Onama another term, he will have America circling teh drain in no time. Iran will have teh bomb, and what hasppened to the twin towers will be small potatoes when they carry a dirty bomb into teh USA. Smarten up folks Obama has been on his knees blowing every muslim dictator he can find under the guise of appealing to them and reconciling for Americas strength and democracy. Romney i tyhink would rather die on his feet zserving america making it strong, than living on his knees like Obama does apologizing for everything to anyone ypou would thing he is a customer service wonk at those calls centgres that apol;ogize if you fart. Get over it folks Romney is teh man Better qualified hand over fist now get with the program or suffer another four years and you will suffer

  • Karen Norton

    You have got to be kidding. The WH is humiliated by the FACTS that they have been lying about for a week. Now we know it was preplanned by a terrorist released from GITMO!!!!!!
    How humiliating.

  • daniel bostdorf

    If you are posting here without your real name like “j” or “orvillewright” and a few dozen others, quit hiding.
    We can’t trust who you really are.
    Do you work for Karl Rove? Romney?

    Your lies and distortions are out of the Rove, Limbaugh, Beck, foxnews fascist playbook.
    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    You are forgetting the article Conason wrote and its purpose, so can we get on track?
    No distractions, OK?

    It’s Romney’s Humiliation!

    Romney has disqualified himself as being considered any credible presidential candidate.


    “his humiliating episode is still another instance of Romney attempting to borrow a political toughness and consistency that he has never possessed. It is an impulse that has led him repeatedly to make statements that offend American allies, compromise American policies, and injure American prestige.

    Forfeiting the trust of America’s diplomatic corps, Romney has now disqualified himself, again, from world leadership. He seems like some kind of presidential mannequin — cosmetically perfect, yet lightweight and utterly hollow within. He is a contender for least qualified major party presidential candidate in modern history.”

    • Rick Mossop

      You are ignoring the fact that Obama was the one attempting a big lie. In fact he is still trying to blame some video clip for the violence when EVERY other person and agency has declared this a planned 9/11 terorrist strike. Of course he failed, like just about everything else he tries.

      Obama’s humiliating first term disqualifies him as being considered a credible presidential candidate.

  • Manicus

    Seriously, those who blindly support Romney must be, well, blind. Even a non-Obama supporter should vote for Obama because the alternative is unthinkable.

  • eliz

    It would serve the citizens of the United States better if fellow democrats could put country over party and accept the fact that the USA is being ripped to shreds both internationally and domestically by an administration that does not respect the constitution or its countrymen.

  • Another apologist for Muslim rage against the US who claims, ridiculously enough, that the producers of this idiotic amateurish youtube were ” a gang of fraudsters and exremists” who “:deliberately…implicated …Israel and the American Jewish commuity”.

    What utter hogwash.

    Try laying the blame for the rape and killing of Christopher Stevens (see Washington Times quoting an independent Lebanon news outlet for the story) and three other US officials on the true perpetrators: not your fraudsters, Mr Conason, but rather those Moslems who came to the Embassy bearing grenade launchers and machine guns.

    It was hardly about a movie after all..

    Why don’t you try taking your head out of the sand and look at what is happening; the Moslem world is rising up to kill you too Mr Conason no matter how Mr. Obama bumbles along at fundraisers and on TV talk shows,. as the ME burns.

  • Liew_Francis51

    It really pains me that a man like Romney, education, background and intelligence should pander to the lowest of the low just to secure some votes in the coming presidential election. But then, I shouldn’t be surprised if you can elect a president like James Polk who would make war on his Christain neighbour just because he desire their territory. Talk about Bill Of Rights, Humanism, Enlightentment, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…..You are not likely to find a bigger hypocrite if you search near and far. No wonder Americans do not like their politicians, they are as sleazy as they come.

  • Whiskeyman35

    So at what point will the President ask the Sec. of State to step down since she did not provide adequate protection for the people who work for her knowing there were dangers in the area and their intel pointed to the fact there were going to be attacks. The one year old video was just an excuse or they would have already been rioting over Bill Maher’s comments about Islam.

  • coolfl33


    • Dude! You seriously need to get some halperidol in your system.

  • 15353146

    Hey Mitt Rommy you got telling your doners about the 47% of America you don’t care about ,and now you are trying to say you care 100% .Me and all the 47% of people can SEE through that,and if Mr Stevie Wonder and Ray Charler can see through your lies and they are blind .So Mr Rommy the whole America can see You don’t care.

  • don’t play with fire, you are traitor you sell american freedom to islamist and communist. your idol obama will going to lose this november, american people are now awake. obama has only good in lip service and grandiose speech. all communist traitor will be soon tried for treason along with islamist.

  • bnchy

    Nice try but everything Romney said was true. The real story are the lies from Obama and the regime. Watching Carney change his story 180 degrees would be comical if it weren’t so pathetic. IF the media actually does it’s job (which the Obama media will NOT do) we will find out what really happened in Libya. There have already been so many lies it makes your head spin. Why was there no security detail for the Ambassador? Why was he there? What were the CIA agents doing there?, you know, the ones that the regime lied about as to who they were. Why did we do NOTHING to protect our embassies when the regime had advanced warning AND it was 9/11? If the truth ever does get out, it will show everyone what any thinking person already knows; that Obama and his regime are liars and corrupt beyond belief.

  • PerryVinton

    Romney is trying to point out that the U.S. hasn’t had a diplomatic understanding let alone a diplomatic victory in the middle east in the past two decades. We just don’t get it. We may give billions in foreign aid but it would appear very little dribbles down to the poor citizens and if it does, the identity of the U.S. as the donor is not. We write the check and then forget it. they hate us around tghe world and we don’t know why. Yet, we apologize to foreign heads of state for the harm they have done us. Joe Conason’s article is typical off the shoulder caustic fare with no analysis, another voice adding to the din.

    • rednip

      Right wingers also said the same things about Clinton and Carter, but I’ve never seen it proven to be true. ‘Oddly’ I’ve never seen it applied when there is a Republican in the White House.

      • “Oddly” you won’t. Republican presidents never kiss Arab asses and apologize for, well for being American. Obama and Lady Clinton f*cked the dog and a body count resulted. Gov. Romney replied as an American with a right to criticize the glaring failure of the Obama WH and Hillary’s Dept.of State. It is telling that Obama and his host of stooges were even concerned with Gov. Romney’s comments before they reacted to the Benghazi massacre. Priorities and all that. Delusion does seem endemic amongst the Proggies as this rather sophomoric attempt at commentary proves.

  • Really? The facts are showing that Obama and Hillary are the ones who are desparately clinging to a lie. This was a pre-planned act of terrorism against the US that Libya warned us against, and instead of taking action, our extremely arrogant President chose to skip security briefings, and do “important” things, like fundraise or appear on Letterman. Now that our embassy has been ransacked and our ambassador raped and killed, Obama has finally sunk below Carter in effectiveness. At least he still hasn’t outdone Wilson or FDR in messing things up yet.

  • Why is the liberal media only report on Mitt Romenys gaffs, but nothing when Obama snubs Prime Minister of Isarel, but meets with the president of Egept who is a top member of the Muslim brotherhood? I agree that Mitt Romney should have apologized, but why are the president and secratary of state say the yuotube video caused the riots in the middle east, but the white house says it was a terroist act.

  • abebird

    Bill Clinton avoided Vietnam-era military service through an escape to Canada and then getting far from the US he landed in Britain. But Joe Conason voted for Clinton !

  • i think it is disgusting that i came on to read the story and within two seconds a pop up ad shows up asking if i want to sign up for obama campaign emails.
    i think that along should tell you who this site is rooting for

  • MrRob1369

    I love reading left wing sites. It makes me understand why we have nut houses.

  • mookergee

    wait a second,for 2 weeks Obama didn’t release the real story, An ambassador was tortured and dragged through the streets of benghazi and all we heard was a 5 minute film was the culprit. why doesn’t obama face facts, he has a admiration for Islam,there is nothing wrong with that, his father was a muslim,he doesn’t deny that and he studied in a Madras for the first 7 years of his life.i’m not making this up. The man has muslim blood in him,we can’t deny him that

  • Rex Remes

    For the 47% …. Representation without Taxation!

    How can a country allow people who don’t pay tax to control the government?

  • How NUTS are you ? You pinksters live in Bizarro World.Thank God you`re finished Sept seventh.The only person “humiliated “ is the author of this lying dreck.

  • Rex Remes

    The facts that emerged are that the Obama administration was wrong in denying it was a terrorist attack. And it shows poor use of the available intelligence to protect American diplomats.

    Major f-up by Obama and his team.

  • enzo5

    Your article is disgusting and a load of manure. You have no honest and serious arguments but just a load of offensive remarks and insult. You are just sycophants of the worst president ever to occupy the White House. No amount of wishful thinking and insults to a presidential candidate will protect Barack ibn Hussein to fall falt on his face come November election.

  • what the frack is this bullsZ%^& article
    go away shills4obumbles

  • Kiwiwardy

    I’m in New Zealand… The US isn’t really thinking about making this guy president are they???
    God help the world….Even from way down here I can see that that would be a step towards disaster…He would alienate the rest of the world and undo the public relations work that Obama has done…The US needs friends and not enemies…

  • Yes, I agree with Kiwi-guy’s thought Mitt would be “a step toward disaster.”

  • As proof of his qualification as “…least qualified major party presidential candidate…” Romney has a ‘talent’ posessed by very few of his ilk. It’s his ability to both walk, AND talk, while having both feet planted firmly in his mouth. His “off the cuff” speaking style is of particular note.

  • iangiorgio

    Vote Obama if you know what’s good for you..
    Visca Catalunya lliure amics! (pel bé économic dels meus fills)

    • The economic prosperity of your kids will be doomed when you nazionalists will apply the final solution to the non nazionalist catalans. Salud!!

    • unlike you i do know whats good for me and its sure not obama!

  • Norman Nash

    Surely the title of this article should be ” Hussein Obama’s continuing Humiliation of the U.S.A. Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode”

  • And you idiots claim Fox News is biased…Buncha hypocrites.

  • Vote Obama, because he is much, much, better than any Republican candidate.

  • markpluta

    and obummer did NOTHING and went to bed! There’s some real leadership!

  • mon

    Words speak louder than action. Mr. Romney’s making a mountain out of molehill tells the kind of leadership he can give to the American people esp. on foreign policy. It seems he is grandstanding on the “Innocence of Muslims” issues for political ends but you cannot caitalize on matters besetting your compatriots, one must act with sytmpathy and prudence instead of betrayal and treachery under such crucial circumstances when American foreign policy is at stake.—–MASAK Mackatimbul, Philippines

  • mon

    Dirty politicking characterizes Mr. Romney’s unguarded reaction on the tragedies that befell American foreign service personnel in Libya as one of the endless multiplier effects of the noxious film “Innocence of the Muslims”. He cannot make mountain out of molehill and his rash action tells the kind of leadership he can give to the American people esp. on foreign policy.

    • mountains out of a molehill?you mean a bump in the road.wonder if your brother who had died if you would still be talking trash

  • henrytobias

    anyone who supports Obama is an idiot

  • Think how apopletically impotent Conason will feel if Romney wins.

  • obanocchio

    Yes Conason,

    Romney must be “embarrassed” at pointing out the abject failure of obama in the Middle East.

    Then again, Romney is not a blind, obama disciple.

  • JD007

    Look @ the Big picture now…..Romney was more than right about the facts and the administration is trying to cover up all their deception(s). Just look @ what the US ambassador wrote in his Journal. We should never cower to some radical fanatics who would find any other reason to hate the western civilization.

  • honorable65

    Time has passed—and who is ebarrassed now? Obama is rushing around trying to down play his horrible mistakes. He can’t even bear to face world leaders one-on-one. Has to spend time on The View instead. Wise up all you whinng demos.

  • The_Squiller

    Here in the Philippines, we have a saying : “A fish is always caught in the mouth.” Despite a long string of domestic and foreign bloopers, Mitt Wrongney still trails within an arm’s length from President Obama in the polls. And the reason for this is that more than half of Wrongney’s supporters are utterly racist and would simply hate the prospect of a black man spending another 4 years in the White House. That’s it. That’s all. Forget the issues, the lies, the half-truths, and the deception. They’ll swallow all the Republican lies just to get rid of Obama, no matter who gets hurt, duped, or scammed.

    If the Republicans win in November, America will see for the very first time in its history an impeachment of its president AND its vice president.

    • i find your comment very offensive.time for democrats to stop playing the race card ,you imply Republicans wont vote for obama cause hes black?unfortunately .The reason why Romne isnt way ahead in the polls is because most blacks wont vote against obama.if obama was white republicans would still vote Romney and Democrats too.

      • The_Squiller

        In your dreams, buster!

  • Outlaw48

    Never have I seen a more liberal bunch of B.S. written, Romney did the right thing. OBama is an idiot on foriegn policy, the whole middle east is going up in flames, our citizens are getting killed, troops still dying overseas, and OBama say just bumps in the road. It shows how callous and insenstive he is. He is a joke.

  • sichskahghee

    Romney is a brain washed mormon. I know these people well and very few of them are truly giving. Most of them are geared to making money for their church. There is alot of ex mormons that rely on the welfare system. Lots of momrmons pay their 10 % tith with their
    welfare cheques. My friend just had a baby and her husband was out of work. They still had to pay this and it was done with their welfare cheque and they were harrassed about them. While Obama has been trying to save Jobs this romney dosn’t blink an eye to put 800 people out of work and walk away with a bunch of money.

    • what a stupid uninformed comment.obama trying to save jobs?lol and i doubt you know much about the mormon church

      • sichskahghee

        Bob Gondwe
        My great Grandfather was a mormon, I almost became a mormon, I live right next to a mormon comunity. Look at romney and all the companies he high graded and walked off with a bunch of money while he put bunches of people out of work. I just find you folks foolish voting for people who started a useless war. Thats how this party makes jobs by send off young men to die in a needless war. People should be thinking about what is happening to our planet instead of just fighting and trying to make as much money as you can all for what? romney dosen’t care for 47% of the people. A bunch of Millionaires were in that 47%. If they would share by just paying taxes the country would be a better place romney would hlp more rich people up that 47%. I do know mormon’s very well.

        Subject: [thenationalmemo] Re: Romney’ s Humiliation Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode

  • There was nothing wrong with what Romney said. The President, in his speech today, is still blaming a video instead of a well planned attack. How many Muslims do you suppose had access to a computer and knew that the video was on YouTube since July?

  • George Stoll

    What a string of liberal Drool, what you hate is that Romney was correct and President Obama sent out his U.N. Ambassador to appear on every major sunday program and tell a fairy tale which now they have had to deny. Then, we have the release of information from Ambassador Chris Steven’s diary indicating his serious concerns about radicals and his personal safety. So now which part of Romney’s statement do you find was in error. You guys live in lala land. Get real, the more we learn about what happened to Ambassador Stevens the more it is clear the Obama administration was negligent in nor providing sufficient security and is hoping that this and other signs of a failed policy in the Middle East will pass without notice. Two of the dumbest things said by Dominic:
    1)Related to the statement that Republicans don’t care what people outside the U.S. think couldn’t be more false. We care alot but we also don’t believe it is in our best interest or the long term future of our world to make our fundamental constitutional rights and privileges hostage to radical groups who are completely intolerant. We will never have a peaceful life with radical muslims as their entire philosophy is that non muslims are infidels and of no value. Agree with them, conform or die!
    2) Our economy does depend on being competitive traders but there is no such thing as privileged position. I have lived on three continents and experienced U.S. multinationals leading by example in the areas of the environment, non-discriminatory hiring practices and high ethical standards. People respect us because as a people they see we have high standards and for the most part live up to them. We have successful international trade because we have championed open markets for the past six decades and been productive enough to be successful in most markets.

    What world do you people live in!

  • Y’know it would be pretty interesting to see what Mutt Romney would do to America.

  • ChuckNoland

    Wow. Pravda in it’s hay-day didn’t shovel as much shit as this article. The administration dropped the ball big time on this tragedy by not heading the warnings of an imminent attack and increasing security. And later their lying about it all being a spontaneous protest just compounded the absurdity of Obama’s position. Nothing like those passing spontaneous crowds with spotted in mortars.

  • Paramad

    Probably my two biggest worries about Mitthead being elected is that he is sure to start a war with Iran. He is an adherent to the same “get tough ” attitude Bush had that led us into two wars and he is painting himself into a corner with his tough campaign talk. Why does he want to increase defense spending exponentially if he does not have an eye to feeding the military industrial complex and enriching his cronies like Bush did for Cheney?
    Second at some point the evangelicals (America’s Taliban) will demand their pond of flesh from Mitthead. The religious right did not get much of what they demanded from Bush in eight years I’m guessing they will really put Mitthead’s feet to the fire to get their agenda through. The sticky part of that is Mitthead’s mormon ( America’s cult) handlers have a lot of money and power also and there will be a clash of dogma which could affect our lives in many ways. The religious power groups are drooling over the possibility of having controllable, exploitable Mitthead as the puppet president, this situation can be compared with the struggle for power between church and royalty during the middle ages in Europe.

  • c smythe

    I find it hard to believe ole Mitt actually got this far . . . is it not true that most incumbents get a second term in war time? Well tell me the US is not at war . . . Mitty hasn’t got a chance!

    • to c smythe: I do agree with U re the selection of Romny to be the GOP front-runner. I had anticipated, in this very troubled time of foreign conflict and catastrophic economic complexities; that the GOP would have introduced a very different type of candidate to run against Obama. I would be very weary of making boisterous claims, however, that Romny “hasn’t got a chance”. Throughout American history we have seen countless upsets and surprises. In my 65 yrs on planet earth, I have seen assumptions like yours,
      get totally discounted. I am remembering the shock of LBJ, who seemed so all powerful, surprise us with announcement that he would retire. Nixon was another seemingly strong leader, who shocked us all with his participation in Watergate. While most Presidents do serve 2 terms, Ford was defeated by Carter. Many thought Carter, even w/all his problems and negative poll results re popularity, invincible because he was going into his second term. Reagan won by a landslide! While Reagan served 2 terms, his successor & V.P., Bush I lost to Clinton. In turn Pres. Clinton was almost impeached as the result of a shocking sex scandal nobody saw comiing, nobody thought his presidency could survive. In spite of all adversity, President Clinton was re-elected. There were many books written about Bill Clinton’s scandals, gossip prior to his run for National Office, allegations re his skirt chasing while in office (other women besides Monica). In spite of it all, Bill Clinton is an enormously popular ex-President. He brings to mind the phrase “the world loves a lover”.

      Our world is not at peace, the only certainity we have, is that change will come, and it might be coming to us wrapped in a very nasty package. I wish we had better indicators of who to expect as our President. Phrases like “Hasn’t Got a Chance”, or NO WAY! are totally passee. Right now it seems like Obama has a strong lead, while Romney appears to be stumbling and lacking poise. We also have to consider that while this web site is supportive of Obama’s foreign policy and critical of Romney’s tactless comments, there are many, many people out there who totally comfortable with Romney’s posture, and positions.

  • Yeshuratnam

    Romney’s humiliation is not growing. Conversely his popularity is increasing. Murdering an Ambassador is a national humiliation like 9/11. Only political pygmies will ignore it. The embassy statement condemning the movie and rendering an apology to terrorists show how hypocritical the Obama administration is in handling the Libyan murder.

  • Too much hyperbole in the article. If, one takes out the over the top adjectives, the article is okay.

  • kafir4life

    Couldn’t the islamists just go mohamat on Bill Maher for making that movie in the first place?? I don’t think that anyone would really mind, not even his family. They’ve been embarassed by his foolishness long enough.

  • badswing

    you think socially liberal is letting people do as they please? you mean like keep their hard earned money, or eat what they want at lunch in school or drink whatever size soda they want? pal, socially liberal is one step shy of tyranny. you guys think you or “the one” knows whats best for me, i think, just like our founders did, that i know whats best for me. you are one mixed up soul too. what are you guys thinking, liberal in the hayek sense?

  • Amazing, to bad the real fighters for freedom don’t get this much attention when they are killed fighting for useless commitments that should have never been made, we do not nor will we ever have a need to deal with or communicate with a third world Muslim nation that will never change based on fanatical religious beliefs, been there done that and have watched many fellow Soldiers and friends parish for no good reason, that said, anyone that allows American people to continue to be in places where the people by virtue of radical religious beliefs swear an oath to kill us, no vote from me.

    We have fooled around in the middle east long enough to recognize that there is not, nor will there ever be, democracy, only the oil barons benefit here, and that money largely goes to those who wish us (Americans) harm, simply put, we pay them to attack us, kind of like training the Afghanistan Army to kill our Soldiers and Marines.

    As far as the economy, doesn’t take a genius to look around and see that, 53% of my wages last year went to state and federal income taxes, after which, I filed and had to pay more, I am guessing that’s why so many fight against protecting our borders, it doesn’t pay to work here if you have to pay taxes, which brings me to, I’m guessing that all the Obama supporters here have already signed up to have an additional non-refundable portion of your paychecks withheld to pay for Obamacare right? Did any of you think what will happen with the illegal immigrants allowed to stay here? and who would pay for all their medical care and those not registered in the U.S.? that’s right, you and me, if I want to adopt someone it should be my choice.

    Everyone jumped on Romney’s comments about 47% of the people that think the government owes them something, there was no lie there, and how do you eloquently put that? we have people in this country that are 2d, 3d and 4th generation welfare recipients, yes we need to reform this, billions of dollars a year go to fraud, but no one will tackle that, and when its mentioned, it becomes a race issue, one example, my friends brother overdosed on drugs, he now lives in section 8 housing and his brother, also a drug addict, lives there and gets paid as a care provider, our tax dollars at work.

    In summery, the change we need in this country will only come from one who dares to make it happen, and the people that support it, but this country is run by money, cheers.

  • at least mitt would of kept the security team ARMED!!!!!!!!

  • During the Vietnam war, Mormon guys I knew were smug about avoiding the draft by with a 2-yr Mormon mission, then 4 yrs for college. Ironic because Mormons were rabid anti-commies, many members of the John Birch Society. Romney still thinks communists are hiding under the bed and Russia the enemy. Vote GOP, revive the Cold War – it’s good business and creates jobs.

  • Romney/Ryan 2012!!!! Get rid of the left-wingnuts! Harry, Pelosi, obummer, ugly a** wife, all of them!

  • Ironic now, National Memo, that Mr. Romney was right. The assassination was a pre-planned attack by Al-Qaeda, completely uninspired by the anti-Islam movie. The Obama administration has finally revealed it to be so, albeit embarrassingly and with humiliation. Both the president and foreign minister of Libya declared it to be so.

    How mad are you, National Memo on a scale of 1-10?

    Nice progressive trash. Keep up the good work. 10/10 would read again.

    • drightone

      The whole point is Romney ran his mouth off too fast for the situation. The embassador was trying to defuse the situation with the angry mob outside. That was the reasoning for the missive. Maybe if Romney knew more about communication and language skills in lieu of “All you folks are fired”, he’d know better.

      • Kay Lowe

        There WAS no angry mob outside, however. At least according to the Libyan govt. Guess we can verify that soon enough; if a riot was taking place, I’m sure it can be verified. But the Libyans deny it.

      • Joseph Murratti

        You must be kidding. WHY would Oba-Mao send a KNOWN HOMOSEXUAL Ambassador to a MUSLIM country to represent the USA? Are they NUTS or just ARROGANT Progressives trying to “change” the Islamic way of belief?
        The Ambassador didnt have a snowballs chance in hell of surviving there, since his “boyfriend” posted their “love life” all over the internet.
        The movie krap is JUST AN EXCUSE that oba-Mao is using to explain how his support for the “Arab Spring” uprising is exploding in his face because his buddies, the “Brotherhood” used him for money & arms.
        We haven’t seen the end of them & we wont in the future to come.

        • elk_bull

          Your distortion of the President’s name immediately reduces any further writing to the status of trash. You should show respect for the man and the office regardless of any difference of opinion sir, if you want to be heeded.

          • Respect for the office but not for the man who has abused the office to trample our Constitution. He is either a failure of gigantic proportions or is purposely leading our nation down the path to destruction.

          • With that comment I now have absolutely no respect for you Ms Palin!!!! Tis better you stay out of politics and go back to play in your sandbox!

          • elk_bull

            Well I would guess from your handle that you are a right extremist – do correct me if I am wrong. At any rate, you either need to demonstrate with facts, not opinions, how the Constitution has been trampled. I have no training in the law, nor an academic’s knowledge of that document, but I have read it many times and have a good idea of what is in there, and what is not. What I read constantly this election year is a lot of rant about the Constitution and no facts about its violation. So, back up your statement with facts, or apologize to everyone here, eh?

          • don’t apologize.anybody who dares to disagree with obama is a right extremist

          • elk_bull

            As an independent moderate who disagrees with some of the President’s policies, it appears you exaggerate…and I fail to see the point you are trying to make anyway.

          • i vote for purposely.He is sneaky and evil

          • darfut

            The Walmart Republicans aren’t bright enough to understand the big picture here. The top one percent really got a bonus from these easily led bottom feeders.

          • elk_bull

            Sir, I thank you for your intended support, buy I must decline it. Just as I rebuked the original poster for disrespecting the President and his office, I must do the same for you for your epithet to Republicans. When we call each other names and say things to humiliate the other person, we have no chance of coming together and finding common ground, which is what made this country the great one that it was and can be again. EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY needs to start behaving like adults and return to the American way of tolerance and honest debate. Failure to acomplish this is, in my opinion, what is most likely to destroy this country…and I think we are running out of time.

          • fred8131

            respect? Obama hasn’t earned any respect yet. Maybe if he resigned I would have a little respect for him. BAAAAAAA BAAAAAA

    • Obama has more “cojones” to keep his mouth shut.
      Romn4y is a loose cannon chameleon Republican In Name Only.

  • It’s the administration that should be embarrassed for their failure to secure the embassies when obvious warning signs that there would be an Al-Qaeda attack on the anniversary of 9/11. Blaming the movie is a perfect example of covering your ass.

  • Phinkelepants

    Just to be clear, were you undecided about Governor Romney before he made the statement or have you been directing your wretched bile at him throughout his campaign? The reason I ask is that I don’t get the impression you are out to inform with this little diatribe but are hoping that by hurling as much anger and hate at Romney that some of it will stick. It also seems slightly disingenuous to pretend that you are simply making an analysis rather than working to shape the opinion of others. Unfortunately as I read the comments you seem to be preaching to those who share your sad and pathetic hate of a man you know little about.

  • wow this article is trash. Uniformed, biased garbage.

  • Robert Hall

    It’s sad that four americans are dead and yet the left wing only cares what Romney said. One moron on MSNBC went on to say how “depressed” he was over Romney’s remarks. Great job journalists, you continue to show what pathetic low life scums you are.

  • Mitt Willard Romney is weird and zany.
    If he has nothing to do, he should not do it in the White House.
    Etch-the-sketch Myth is a wimp.

  • PatThe Rat

    Obama is caught in his own Watergate over what happened in Libya and you guys are trying to make Romney the bad guy? Romney did what the American public expected our President to do! If by some catastrophe Obama were to win re-election, he will be impeached for his actions over what occurred in the Libyan embassy the night our ambassador was murdered.

  • Beleive it or not 9/11 was an inside job. All the world around knows it. Fear is blinding americans.

    • Silver_Mustang

      We are not so blind. You need to use a bit more caution when you make blanket statements such as this.

  • Bob

    Who fucking cares? They are all assholes and 2 sides of the same coin.

    Kucinich and Paul were/are the only two worthy of anything – one Dem and one Rep.

  • What a lot of bull! Total distortion of the truth. What you should be writing about is how the Obama administration lied to the American public about the attack in Libya and is now trying to cover up.

    • Silver_Mustang

      More of the sarah palin acid reflux…give up girl, you are the joke of the past.

  • End_ofan_Error

    Funny how, since Ovomit occupied the White House, you can now be surfing around the internet, and then stumble on a real piece of trash like this site…

    • Silver_Mustang

      Funny how the result of the Romney-Reflux continues to give nothing but heartburn. He is such a joke. No backbone, says whatever he thinks w/o thinking first, and he has absolutely no integrity.

  • sara

    Sorry for the ‘try’… I shall keep my fingers crossed for Romney all the way. . No Democrat sponsored ‘Ideas’ especially those of Susan Rice can succeed in making me see otherwise. Shall not miss that same old brittle voice of Obama in my ears any more hopefully …..

    • Silver_Mustang

      It is going to take a great deal more than you crossing your fingers to get Romney elected. He just doesn’t know when to shut his mouth.

  • TruthDetector

    How stupid do you think Americans are?

    Obama lied, Ambassador Stevens died.

    And Obama keeps lying…

  • fred8131

    I smell the stink of sheep shlt coming from the White House and the Department of State and the UN.

  • smokedbacon

    What Romney should have said is we need to recall OBAMA! THE LIEING FAILED LEADER!

  • I see nothing but character assassination in this article and no facts. More evidence of a biased media that is so blinded with hate (liberal) he can’t write facts.

  • How about the noxious, uninformed, and opportunistic remarks of Barry Obama and his administration. Apologizing for the first amendment and falsely claiming that an organized attack with RPG’s was a ad hoc demonstration, not to mention that he failed to provide security for the ambassador.

  • john townsend

    More disconcerting though is that Romney has assembled a foreign policy advisory team populated by the neo-cons ( Bolton, Senor, etc) who counseled George Bush with horrific consequences from which the nation has not entirely recovered. And in this, Romney first foray into the international arena, it shows.

  • people – Bush “won” two terms. Romney is going to win.

    we’re going to suffer more.

    reality sucks doesn’t it…

    • Silver_Mustang

      You really think so???? Watch, wait, and see…that is all you can do.

  • RR

    News of the last few days has shown proof of total lies, coverup, and near treasonous behavior on fakabama, Rice, Hilary and others. And you dimwits want to rag on Romney?? Did Romney tell the world it was a spontaneous uprising? No! It was the lie, obfuscate, spin, twist, manipulate, do ANYthing, to support the closet Muslim America hater that’s hi- jacked the White house. Try looking at a few FACTS for a change!!

    • wtny64

      You’re clearly deranged about the whole ‘Obama -is-a-Muslim’ thing. Get help.

  • happiestcamper

    This was posted 3 days after the event – now we know that Romney was on target, and that the administration knew and covered up what really happened – and it wasn’t because of a video. This truly is a hit piece on Romney, and an attempt to re-elect a man who still isn’t qualified for the job he’s had the past 4 years.

  • Very well stated, Mr. Romney is not fit to hold any Office anywhere

  • russ

    and which military service did Obama serve in??

    I suppose he was too busy following Billy around to make sure he didn’t inhale or have sx with that woman.

    • wtny64

      The President was roughly 16 or 17 when the Viet-Nam draft ended.

  • Better late than never. Looks like the “noxious, uninformed, and opportunistic remarks” belong to Joe Conason. Looks like he was all to willing to defend the cover-up about the “spontaneous’ demonstration that was planned for weeks. Talk about vile.

  • How did Romney humiliate himself? He’s not the president… YET !!!! Obama and his thugs are the ones that lied to the American people. I’m counting the days until I can vote this socialist ba.stard out of office.

  • joepiccaso

    You are some sick puppies believing this dribble.

  • This is enough… We all understand how unfit he is for the job!!!

    “…It was all too easy for the Republican candidate to pontificate from a safe podium while American diplomats risk their lives, as they do every day. (And to anyone aware that Romney avoided Vietnam-era military service through a Mormon missionary posting in France, his nonchalant slurring of courageous public servants was especially unbecoming.)…”

    Vote for Ombama instead!!!

  • DavBow

    “Facts emerge”? WHAT facts? This is nothing but spin and it is making me dizzy. I can’t believe anyone would listen to this claptrap. Romney was right then and is still right, and it has been proven by the actual facts, and not a bunch of name calling nothings.

  • Roz

    Come on USA, please be aware of the potential twatidue of electing this Romney character to represent alarmingly your great country. A man of limited thinking, reasoning and intellect is a dangerous component to have helm your government. Let ALL Americans feel a right to feel valued, to have a voice, and more importantly build together across division of class, ethnicity and wealth the ability to put a mark on the ballot box to give free voice. And yes it is a voice sadly around the world being whittled away.

  • irishalaman

    You are kidding right?
    So…Romney makes a statement that is echoed by OBAMA, and Romney is in trouble?
    Romney did not leave our Ambassoador defenselss on 9-11 where months before actionable intellingence had teh Brits, and the Red Cross leave..
    I guess teh BOMB that blew up at the embassy was not actionable intelligence?
    So Romney is in trouble over Libya?

    Really, you hack writers and perpetrators fo the BIG LIE for MArxism and your Obama
    Doting..You ARE IN TROUBLE, because we GET IT..

    We get your lies and fraud, and saying the lies so many times they seem real..
    BUT GET THIS…They are ONLY believeed by YOU!

    We KNOW OBAMA left our Guys out to hang..
    We KNOW Obama LIED like a dog(not the dog he ate though) to all of us afterwards..
    QWe know church’s burned and people died over OBAMA promoting the Anti-Muslim Movie

    You can not make this stuff up one is buying it ..

    No One!

  • 5litrecat

    This article is nothing but Bull-Shyt for Obama’s intellectually challenged parasites.

  • seriously dodgy reading this. i feel like i’m at a medieval lynching hearing the charges

  • notwar

    Is “Joe Conason” Axelrod’s pen name?

  • BBCSomerset

    You people are clueless! Obama is the bad guy here! 4 years of it’ll get better is not a good reason to keep a j;ob. He wasn’t qualified for any job when he was elected. He now has a record that is not good and you people think he needs another 4 years??? Wake up! The media is doing a number on everyone who is not really paying attention. Look at his record for heavens sake. He’s taking us off the cliff! If he knew how to fix our economy he would have done it already. He Is Out Of Ideas! No one gets a second try at doing a good job in the real world. Why would you consider lettng him try again? Have you forgotten he passed Obamacare because he knows best about what is good for us. No one wanted it, they bribed the lawmakers into passing it and forcing down our throats! Do you want the goverment in with you and your Doctors business?? Wake UP!

  • Of course Romney, he needs to be humiliated, and needs to keep his mouth shut when it comes to foreign policies. The real problem is that if he opens his mouth in a critical situation with a foreign power, we could get sucked into a war type of situation that we presently do not want. Mitt Romney, and his side kick, Mr. Ryan, are truly worthless. Both of them have flunk economic classes galore, and know less about wars. Romney did not fight in the Vietnam war. he was in France on special Mormon clerical protection, and have only time to send Ann love letters while all ours braves died by the thousands. We need Romney to shut up as we do not want another war unless we are directly verbally attacked. We lost about 4.9 trillion dollars in the not needed Iraq war, money expenses still counting on a daily basis. We blew 3.9 trillion in Afghanistan, and expenses still counting on a daily basis. Wasted billion of dollars going after a militant that was not there in the mountains, but living pretty well in Pakistan. We have hungry people in America, our people, about 4.8 million of our middle class looking for work because all the jobs were sent overseas by the no so good sharp mind of our unscrupulous business CEO in every Corporation in America, to include Bain Capital. There was extraordinary money wasted, approved to the rebuilding of Iraq in the billions, plus the American Embassy. Now tell me, what did we get in return, but hungry in our country. Where is the money not approved by Congress to put our people to work, where are these not so considered elected officials in the Republican Party, Tea Party in Congress, and in the Senate, still enjoying a full month vacation with pay. Obama cannot create jobs that were taken, but he has to invent them, that’s takes time you stupid people of America! What you all need to do, is to vote Democrat, and let Obama trying to have the best minds to invent new jobs, but don’t let them take all the jobs again to China, India, and Mexico. There is plenty of drilling for oil and gas presently done in our USA, don’t let anyone fool you with additional drilling, theirs is a limitation of space and time for any oil well to get to produce full barrels of oil or gas equivalents. Get sharp and vote with you mind, think what the Tea Party of Palin, and the Republican party of Bush, and Romney has done to America, but have us eat eating grass! If Congress creates jobs, building bridges, road, fast trains, the money will go to sustain the American working forces, all the money does not be used to re-armed a wonderful fighting force like the powerful one we have. Fighting Tanks turn into machines to make road, to cut crops, airplanes are made to improve air delivery of pesticides. Do we have to be killing hundred of Americans to make a living??

  • Montana Man

    The writer seems to be living in a dream world and like this present administration, is unable to distinguish truth from error. The greatest man that ever lived stated that hateful (or dishonest) speech proceeds from an evil heart, while good (and honest) speech comes from a good heart. I doubt that neither he nor any others will apologize to Mitt Romney for their vitriol or for falsely accusing him of making rush judgments regarding the Libyan embassy attack. After many days it has finally been revealed that the Obama administration knew full well the facts surrounding this tragedy (even being warned beforehand), but were afraid to admit it. So he was right and the entire administration was boldly lying to the American people. It seems that they must always lie and blame someone else, rather than have the strength of character to stand up (like a man) and tell the truth. Should we not hold our leaders to the same standard of honesty that we demand from our children?

  • badswing

    why have my comments not been posted?

  • badswing

    i have relpied but the moderators are not allowing my comment to post. typical tyranical . hopefully hopefully by now you have an answer to your ridiculously uninformed postnonsense.

  • smf2

    Too slanted not enough research

  • smf2

    Too slanted and obvious bias now that the facts are trickling out. Most reasonable people following mid east events were not taken in. Take your blinders off!

  • This is not worthy journalism, it’s slanderous trash. Regrettably, since Obama, my deep feelings and sympathy for Americans -ever since my teens- are beginning to suffer some restraint, since US democrats are a kind of people I strongly dislike, just like the leftists all over the world : their mindframe, no matter their nationality, is similarly inflexible, dogmatic, twisted. Patriotism, love for the land, traditions, are overcome by bias, arrogance, constant distortion and misinterpretation of real facts, like the incapacity of acknowledging the complete failure of Obama’s policies. Your sleeping with the enemy, self-deception, will cost you a terrible price, the demise of a beloved America turning into a 3º world country. ..

    • c smythe

      uh . . . most ‘mercans arn’t lookin for sympathy . . . just a way to empty your pockets . . .

    • yomain

      Your sympathy for Americans? You think we care? We’re the ones living in this country and have to suffer the consequences of a Romney administrations.

      Why don’t you worry about your own country and your own elections?

    • Greg Brooks

      I am on the other side of this. I have grown to hate the bigoted, selfish and hateful, ignorant republatards, so take that you knuckle dragging idiot.

      • Joe Wells

        This seems like a great example of the un-bigoted, un-selfish, un-hateful and un-ignorant ideas that are coming from the left these days. Keep it up!

      • Jo

        This kind of reply is a typical Democrat’s hate-filled mind-set. They are against it, even if it’s facts that prove statements are true. They are blinded to the truth by the lies they have been fed by Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden. Regurgitated lies, such as: “We have to pass it (Obamacare), to know what’s in it. Forcing their lies into law, and now it’s being revealed to the public.

        • and George W never lied? haha give me a break

          • Bush is a saint who killed millions of innocents in Iraq. And the real enemy was hiding in Tora Bora.

          • Samtheking…ofstupid. Millions?! It’s nice to know that libtards find comfort in moral relativism when it’s their fool doing the lying. I would expect nothing less from emotionally driven libtards.

          • Bush is not President. At some point, the Democrats have to stop saying Bush did it, They will have to take responsibility

          • toptwome

            Thankfully yes Bush is gone. But Bush and his rubber stamping republicans caused great damage. Their policies brought America down to collaspe. We ended up in a terrible recession with so much job loss and so much contempt by republican politicians to do anything to help anyone. Treasonous republicans out to do nothing but make sure President Obama was not successful. Fortunately he was successful saving the American auto industry and the millions of jobs. Providing the Affordable Care Act for Americans to have better health care. To make sure Osama bin Laden in no longer a threat to America. He also has taken out top Al Qaeda operatives. President Obama has kept America safe. He has helped the country with the Recovery Act. It included a middle class tax cut and funding went to every state to keep people employed and to create jobs. A total of 2 million jobs were created. When you cause a financial crisis with deregulation and the shockwaves of harm last and last how can we stop blaming Bush for years to come. Especially when the GOP has done nothing to help the country recover. They have done the opposite. Being treasonous against the country and you right wingers keep supporting the liars, haters and evil republicans.

          • MomsTalking

            Romney IS a car guy..his dad was president of American Motors..obama drove a car..Romney said to not bail out GM as will be going bankrupt–he has decades of business experiance with distressed companies…..obama said his bailout will STOP GM from going bankrupt.–he has decades of wishful thinking and crack cocaine/booze/cigs/addictions…bailout stopped bankruptcy until obama took stocks from owners(including working middle income people)and gave it to the big corrupt unions and THEN GM went bankrupt!!..Obama did nothing FOR America when he controlled the gov’t for two years and even the democrats would NOT vote for his crack/booze/communist budget and was voted down 99 to zero!!!..obama was too lazy to revise it and just walked away and sulked..Clinton deregulated andPrez Bush was on record as voting to have their crap stopped before it was too no avail…obama bypassed congress..what? 400 times?? and then used executive orders AGAINST America including numerous changes taking away your rights in the 1st and 2nd amendments!!!!!!and 10th!!!among others…ps what do you know about fast and furious?right wingers knew all and all about Libya weeks before MSM informed you

          • badswing

            4 more weeks and blaming bush will finally start to sound like blaming woodrow wilson. now there is a guy to blame!

            point: pathetic that i still read daily that it was bush’s fault. at the very least 4 years of being completely inept shows that this guy is not leading us out

          • Emosdenthes

            Just stop, all of you. You’re doing nothing but attacking each others’ parties, and, worse, attacking each other. None of you are looking at the issues.

            I agree, this editorial is clearly biased, and the tone was rude. Please remember, though, guys, that it is just that… an editorial. These are one man’s words. He’s talking about HIS OPINION, HIS VIEW of the situation.

            @CrystalclearK: Traditions? What traditions? Each person is different. Are you really trying to say that ALL liberals are ignoring THE traditions?

            @Greg: I would advise you to read some columns by a man named David Brooks. He’s a moderate conservative columnist for the New York Times. He’s proof that many conservatives can be the complete opposite of the “Republatards” you mentioned. Check it out.

            @Jo: When people get insulted, they tend to get mad. You were mad at Greg for insulting Republicans. Maybe he was mad at Crystal for insulting Democrats. Maybe his response is a typical PERSON’S response?

            It’s interesting. You are all acting “bigoted, selfish and hateful, ignorant…” Maybe it’s not Democrats, or Republicans, who are screwing our nation up. Maybe it’s just us good old Americans.

            An Independent

        • misarahfib

          Not really, it’s not a reply of a typical Democrat, it’s a reply from someone who knows that the world is so big and there are many people living there beside Americans. Even America itself is a mixture of the whole world. The original comment promotes hatred and hostility and Greg stood up against that crap, with all due respect. You actually need to wake up and smell the coffee dude, don’t go extreme which Romney seems to be going, if he wants to go into this track the only difference between him and Taliban group is that he’s wearing a banded suit. I’m not even American, I am a Democrat from Jordan 🙂

        • faster

          This one liberal erred by indulging in labeling and other typical Republican tactics. That doesn’t extend to all liberals, even though you say it does.

          The real – and intractable – hate-filled mindset is found on the right, where, due to that hate, has given us a Congress where not a single one of them would EVER vote for something the President wanted. The racism among the GOP is fully institutionalized, and only very poorly veiled. It shames my country and my people.

          Nothing real is being revealed to the public. A lot of right-wing propaganda IS being revealed, and, as you put it, regurgitated, by rote by right-wingers here, and everywhere else.

          Obama TRIED hard to get bipartisanship from Congress, only to find a totally united brick wall. Even against measures that they had supported, but which they became opposed to because Obama thought they were a good idea. That’s hate. Pure and simple.

          Are you even trying to SUGGEST that the House Republicans were being fair to Obama? Or even considered being fair to him?

          A broadminded American looks at all views, not just the views they WANT to hear, in places such as Fox News. They aren’t the only media source. There are international media, as well as our own – a multitude from which to choose in forming your opinions. If you only rely on one, you’re automatically narrowminded. No media source can ever be totally objective. A person who doesn’t give his affiliation easily will always consult a variety of information and news sources.

          My affiliation for Obama was not lightly attained, but he has proven, by example, to have the best interests of ALL Americans in his heart and mind. It shows in the things he has accomplished. He has amply merited my vote next month.

          • MomsTalking

            That’s funny..obama had control of the gov’t for two years and did NOTHING FOR America!!(it was Bushes fault..I know..Iknow)Then the narcissist -in-chief presented a budget even the democrats would not to 0..ZERO!!!!(It was Paul Ryan’s fault)obama walked away and sulked because he has an ego that says he’s smarter than everyone…um..more corrupt..but not smarter..anyone can buy voting machines from Spain which are undetectable to cheating and put millions of illegals names on the voting list!!and so on..that’s just corrupt and shows contempt for the American people whom he called stupid and should listen to what he has to say….BTW 400 executive orders including taking away rights from the 1st and 2nd amendments…nothing says contempt to you(who are nothing compared to the crack cocaine/.booze/cigs/addict/sociopath)like bypassing duly elected officials in a 1st world country….just turned into a 3rd world country real fast

      • Take your Obama phone and stick it.

      • So evolution has passed you by. Ok, I can live with that.
        Just don’t go tp the voting booth, because you’re unfit to vote.

      • Ge

        Does your mother still dress you?

      • faster

        You’re not being a very good liberal, pal. Liberals don’t throw out labels. I can peel skin verbally without ever using a bad word or a label. The words do the job admirably.

        To be a good liberal requires that you study the other side’s views, looking carefully for any merit you can find there. It isn’t easy to do, but it is what people who form their opinions around analytical thinking MUST DO. It may be good that you’re on the side of the liberals, but the way you are going about it only discredits them. You must try to rise above the foul language and labels and lies of the opposition. You must set an example of civility. That’s what it means to BE liberal: civility.

        Liberalism reveres knowledge and studying. It doesn’t shame them.

        I’m glad you feel you are a liberal. I’d strongly urge you to become a better one. Our best attribute is being MORE civilized than the opponents are. How can we have that attribute if we sink to their level verbally?

        I’ve noticed that the more civilized we liberals are, the more malevolent the opposition becomes. It wasn’t always this way with the Republicans, but it surely IS so today.

        Your anger at the right-wingers is understandable. But sinking to their level of incivility accomplishes…what? More incivility. There is no room for hate in liberals. We can detest many things, but hate – the real thing – is corrosive. It poisons YOU inside, and skews your thinking processes. BE angry, but don’t hate.

        • MomsTalking

          the KLU KLUX KLAN was formed by democrats against the black and white republicans…throughout history it had been liberal dems against freedom for all and the signifcant laws made for equality were all republican….this weird brainwashed reversal has only been since the late 1960’s..the liberals embrace their soul destroying, perverted,gov’t money entitled,twisted lifestyles to such an extent they seek to silence the backbone of America–the people who work hard to make this a decent,upstanding country among 3 rd world rabble…the liberal screeching and twisting and fear mongering and hate driven campaigns against conservative Americans who are ENTITLED BY LAW to have differing opinions from liberal democrats are worse than disgusting…to actually partake in activities to drive people out of business and interfer with conservatives lives are terrorist tactics ..and that’s that..terrorists because the liberal causes have NO merit when put under a microscope and examined!!..when you are 100% are always desperate..I hope the laws are changed and idiots who make unfounded claims–like Chik-Fil-A are against gay people…should be fined minimum $500,000 and jailed for minimum 3 months!!!…for the twisted liberals….A PERSON made a LEGAL statement SUPPORTING traditional marriage…this had nothing to do with the company he worked for and owned and his policies never discriminated against gays(employees were horrified gays would even say that about this gentle man with a heart of gold!!)this had nothing to do with his employees who were harrassed and gays were trying to humiliate them(and they were so patient and gracious)had nothing to do with his family or his income,properties,etc….NOTHING…he was a FREE MAN in America and the liberal democrats and gays used TERRORIST TACTICS against GOOD PEOPLE!!!liberal=terrorist..including the terrorist and corrupt tactics against young conservative students..KIDS!!twisted liberals against KIDS!!

          • faster

            Are we hysterical, MomsTalking? Twisted liberals? Liberals against kids? Liberals are terrorists? Third world people are rabble? Liberals are soul-destroyers?

            I’m a mom, too; you don’t have a corner on that market, my dove. I guess you don’t think people should have the right to protest if they disagree with you. You think they should be jailed and fined for protesting. MIGHT you want to re-think that, in light of America’s reverence for fair play, equal rights and liberty?

            YOU are protesting, aren’t you? But that’s okay, because you’re one of the “Good people” as you put it. If someone who rants like you is “good people”, what is bad?

            Nobody is saying you aren’t entitled to your views about traditional marriage. But you seem content to want to deprive gay people of a fulfilling homelife, simply because it isn’t YOUR way of having it. In your world, oppression is fine if it is done against people you hate. And frankly, I’ve got some doubts about that “heart of gold” you mentioned. Few people really have one, y’know.

            Do you think the phrase, “soul destroying, perverted,gov’t money entitled,twisted lifestyles” is the result of calm analysis? You seem to think you and other Republicans are the “backbone” of America. I have news for you. Liberals love their families, and work as hard as you do. Many of them even go to church. They are as much backbone as you are.

            As a mom, are you ABLE to believe the rants of Akin, to whom rape that results in pregnancy is probably not “legitimate rape”? Or the rants of Joe Walsh, who insists that abortion to save the mother’s life can’t happen, because pregnancy can never endanger her life? As a mom, you ought to know better on both counts.

            Your post is so full of lousy attitudes, it makes your hate shine forth clearly.

            Why is it that you feel the NEED to hate so much? Nobody is threatening YOU, or your rights. Why the hate?

            And BTW, it’d be a good idea to bring some FACTS into your claim that liberals are trying to corrupt kids. That’s a big mouthful, and it calls out for you to produce the evidence to back it up. That IS the American way, you know, even though the politics of the “good people” you support don’t wish to recognize that little fact. There are nasty people everywhere (it’s quite a bipartisan thing), who would harm children, but you’re saying liberals, as a group, are slathering to do so. Really? I’m both a liberal and a mom, and I can’t recall EVER contemplating the corruption of ANY child. So, to your crack about liberals corrupting kids, I say:

            PROVE IT!

      • Your comments are typical of the brainwashed democrats. Absolutely NO substance to your comments. Just like to shoot off your mouth without any knowledge of what Obama is doing to this country. Read the two books Obama put out. Obama states in one that if he has to make a choice of religions it will be Islam and side with the Muslims. Maybe you should put your brain in gear before running your mouth. A fault with most liberals, socialist and democrats.

      • Wow, how intellectually stimulating your argument is. Typical liberal lemming.

      • As usual, without anything intelligent to say, you resort to name calling.

      • abelard123

        Thank you for showing the “class” that is typical of an uninformed liberal

      • Sam Brewer

        Romney was correct as shown by all the intelligence agencies that have investigated the incident(s) in Benghazi. The Ambassador and others had repeatedly asked for increased security based on what they had learned of the situation in Libya. The Obummer Administration’s State Department, under the leadership of Hillary Clinton actually decreased the security. Does this sound like a logical response to an Ambassador that was being kept at a less fortified consulate than a normal embassy would have. Even the folks that went to help him were not part of any security detail. Another indication of the current President’s lack of leadership and concern for Americans, at home and abroad. I have seen the most bigoted, hateful, ignorant responses, and name calling from the left-leaning Dumocrats than I have from any conservatives. I have noticed that the only ones tear ing down political signs and throwing excrement on them are the Obama supporters/legions. I believe we are currently on the WRONG path to destroying what the USA has stood for from our founding. President had his chance and after 923 Exective orders in 40 months, he has undermined our Constitution, our Congress, and the will of the majority of the folks who love this country.

    • Wow, you justdescribed the republicans!

    • toptwome

      President Obama is not a complete failure. That was George Bush. President Obama has done great work since taking office. Liars, racists and ignoramuses are voting for the one percenter for the one percent. That is not going to work out well for anyone who isn’t in the top one percent.

    • faster

      I have noted that right-wingers find it convenient to take all the horrific offenses of the Bush administration and then try to pin similar offenses on the present one. It doesn’t come out in the wash. You can’t cut and paste evil.

      Where does anyone find liberals preaching racism? Or even implying it? The Republicans have been at it for decades, and the proof lies in how many of our nation’s racists are Republicans. Also we need only check out the audience at the GOP convention; a sea of white faces, with an occasional dot of a darker shade. The Democratic convention represented America in its full diversity of colors, as well as of other human attributes, like religion and gender. I’m WHITE, and most cheerfully part of the diversity of our country. Though raised in a wealthy Republican suburb of Chicago, I could never relate to their bigoted attitudes. I’m proud to be a liberal.

      Check out what America’s ultra-right-wing, the neocons, have in store for America. If anyone would turn it into a Third World nation, it is they. Our theocrats would do a remarkably good job of it, too.

      The policies of Obama are only failures in the eyes of those who support tyranny by an all-white, right-wing administration. His successes are many, and easy to learn. The fact that they help the average American is why you call them “failed.” The average American has a different view point. They have gained much from Obama’s leadership.

      The narrowmindedness is on the right. The very nature of being liberal is NOT to be narrowminded. Liberalism encompasses a huge variety of people, with different priorities and viewpoits, and it must try to accommodate them all. The conservatives only need cater to a handful of private agendas: greed, guns, absolutist fanaticism, haters, and, of course, the neocons.

      It is the neocons who plan to destroy America, so they can rebuild it to their liking, and be our overlords, as a ruling elite. The fact that you, a right-winger, haven’t yet GLEANED this little fact, is due to good propaganda from the GOP.

      You’re trying to spread that propaganda. You’re accusing the liberals of precisely what the conservatives have done, and DO, and will DO in the future. I think most Americans realize we’ve “been there, done that,” and want no more part of it.

      Obama has been sincere. Clean. He hasn’t pushed hate or division. There isn’t a grain of malevolence in him. He knows the “class wars” are being conducted by his opponents, who have had control over our country for decades, and don’t want the classes they’ve repressed to gain any political power. Liberals haven’t invented the class wars; they’re opposing them, mightily.

      Everything Obama has done has been motivated by his desire to do all he can for ALL Americans, particularly those who are down and out, but he even wants to help those who presently do not need help; one day, they might. He’s there for US. All of us. I guess you think that’s being a failure…

      • MomsTalking

        well that sea of white faces was not reality…you do not get reality or even REAL “fact check”ing(registered trade mark)with MSM…you should have watched fox news to see the diverse Americans who are republican…BTW the republican party have the MOST WOMEN AND HISPANIC governors…not mayors…governors(those racist b*sterds!)….10% of the black population made oprah and obama possible..sorry must have been some white people there..umm oh yeah all democrats!!(those rich 1%ers and their money for book clubs and favourite things!)….there is no way beloved Allan West could be a black republican…those devious repubs are just using him to trot out a black face and are pretending to admire him!…..twisted liberals also believe the left liberal MSM and obama’s vicious and untrue ads stating Mitt Romney is evil,a killer,a felon and closes companies,and give millionaires(like obama and mooch-all,jayz,byonce,cloony,oprah,streisand)tax breaks, and will not investigate Mitts web site and others comments about his wonderful upstanding character and the joy and prosperity this man has brought to Americans already….obama has so many shady things(not including crack cocaine/.booze/cigs/addictions or sociopathic nature;;look it up)…his bypassing congress to make(in 3 years,4 months) 963 executive orders(and dangerous) which include laws AGAINST 1st,2nd and 10th amendments,(W Bush had 263 in 8 EIGHT years)..,his bogus anti-fly list so US citizens on that list can not own fire arms,fast and furious lies and corruption and American agents being killed,lies about Libya which fox news viewers knew about weeks ago!more expensive vacations in 3.5 years than anyone…the three gay men executed chicago style nov&dec 2007 from rev wright’s /obama’s church,corruption and fraud and his people sabotaging experianced illinois senator and Hillary clinton to “win”..and so much more…never vetted to America’s peril…that’s why rules are in place!

    • faster

      Oh, BTW, you right-wingers do NOT OWN PATRIOTISM. You like to imply that liberals have none. You like to imply that they have no values, no love of our land, traditions, etc. Right wingers often claim liberals have no moral values. They think this, because they think THEIR OWN religion OWNS morality itself.

      Liberals don’t run around accusing right-wingers of not being patriots. Although there are probably some who aren’t. We don’t pretend that only WE love our land and traditions and are the only ones with values.

      As a liberal, I can tell you that I love my country dearly, even if I don’t love some of its people. As for morals and values, mine are stricter and more encompassing than the religious variety, which concern themselves mostly with sexual matters. Mine extend to include basic honesty, personal honor, acknowledging the rights of others to the same fair dealings that I seek to have. I acknowledge my duties to my country and will do everything in my power to never let America down.

      I also accept that America is a very diverse nation. Most of the time that is very much to the good. Being diverse shows that we can accommodate people from every other culture on earth, and that they know how to appreciate the gifts of democracy.

      You seem to think that if the government becomes too mixed, as a result of our diversity, we’ll become Third World.

      Which is pure yippledung. Our diversity is a large part of our national strength and resilience.

      It’s the diversity that you don’t like. That’s the mindset of a tyrant, no matter how you slice it.

    • bartskibeat

      I’m a Canadian who has lived in both countries; with nine wonderful years in San Diego. America has been as successful as we’ve seen it because of its avoidance of rigid, inflexible, & indeed, life threatening; ideology, in favor of ; generally speaking; respect & compromise. The blatant use of lies, slander, & defamation, infused with religious intolerance; have become mainstream as the Republican modus operandi. To his credit, one of the most fervent right wing politicians in US history, Jesse Helms, during a TV interview in retirement about his autobiography, admitted to it & warned against it. Left wing thinking (liberal or progressive), gave humanity liberty, justice, & equality. Examples from the US experience: Liberals got women the right to vote, African-Americans the right to vote, & created Social Security, lifting millions of elderly out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation, & passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, & the Clean Air & Clean Water Acts. Conservatives opposed every one of these accomplishments.The attempts by religious conservatives to revise history; are unethical, false, & odious. Historically, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock fame, did indeed flee Britain seeking the freedom to practice their faith unhindered. And they found such freedom; in ….Holland. But they also found blanket freedom of religion for all faiths & they were not about to tolerate this , so they headed for the New World. Their presence is still in evidence with elected policy makers formulating legislation based on their concepts of rape, science, evolution, & who is worthy of life & who isn’t. Democracy to them means “my ignorance is just as valid as your knowledge.”

  • libsbite

    Now we know Romney was right and Obama as usual was not telling the truth. 13 times they asked for help in libya. Obama administration said no. More blood on obama’s hands.

  • Amazing how just a few days time can expose Joe Conason for the idiot he is.

  • c smythe

    romney hasn’t got a chance. i live in canada and however much we dislike obama, romney is worse! you get the government you deserve in a democracy . . .

  • 220VOLTS

    It should also be noted, that the United States Marine Corps has the Constitutionally mandated task of protecting US Embassies, Consulates, Legations, and certain other US Diplomatic missions and functions. This duty is not asserted on a case by case circumstance or situational status to be decided by the President. It is a USMC duty set by law.
    Therefore, it is a falsehood to impute the security failures in Benghazi to the White House. The responsibility for the murders of US personnel at the consulate in Libya lays directly at the feet of the chain-of-command between the State Department and the Foreign Service Office.
    Politicians who attempt to benefit from this tragedy do no service to the nation by perpetuating these misconceptions and lies.

  • Jon

    The vile of the left knows no limits. Disgusting, putrid filth, in it’s purest form. No wonder this country is a rotting cesspool of corruption and government waste when chimps like whoever wrote this article are writing hit pieces FOR THE GOVERNMENT instead of questioning why the government is destroying this country from the inside. Obama and his reckless spending are a far bigger threat to this country than any terrorist. And the media, including moronic, transparent shills like whoever threw feces at a keyboard and managed to bang this article out, are entirely complicit.

    Pathetic but par for the course for the American liberal.

  • This is bullshit!!!! Obama and his cabinet lied and did not protect our ambassador!!! If we vote him in again. America will be doomed

  • quest_for_zero_defekt

    Does this pass for journalism in America?
    I never read such astounding nonsense before in my life!
    What a plonker.

    For a laugh at the rabid Obama-lovers, arrange by ‘rating’ and see the numbers in that frenzied orgy of Romney-bashing by people whose ability to ‘like’ this rubbish should disqualify them from voting rights.

    And whoever wrote it, – Joe Conason ?!? (You can tie your shoelaces and I am not being mean to someone ‘special’, I hope?):
    1.Wake up
    2. Check facts
    3. Question the facts.
    4. Repeat 2 and 3 many times before you:
    5. Commit to print.
    6. Check that you stuck to verifiable facts, sources without agendas and, finally, reality-check yourself to make sure you did not pass on what your own bias might want you to.

    Oh, and the emotive language?
    Very poor style. Suggests immaturity in your writing and the inability to express yourself as a professional journalist.

    Now I’ll just go back to reading proper journalists’ reports. You could start with Der Spiegel, English Version, if you want some pointers.

  • I am not sure which is worse, the unworthy article or the stupidity of the uninformed comments. Leftists will never seem to get it. Communism does not work. Socialism is communism stretched over a long and painful time period. Let the Smart ones get on with the job….

  • blah blah blah….more of the same bs rhetoric from the Obama camp

  • AmericanPride4Life

    What do you have to say now that the truth has come out and Obama screwed up? You liberal journalists are all alike. You are as bad as the enemy that is attacking us.

  • As the facts come to light more and more in the wake of the Obama administrations cover-up of what happened in Libya – you will see an abatment on the liberal drooling over Romney’s (now proven quite correct) comments. Obama isn’t fit to lead a scout troop – nor is Hillary. The best news is that both of them will be downed by Romney/Ryan by double digits come November. Watch and see. No amount of 40-50% oversampling of dimwitocrats in polls is going to prevent the surge of voter disgust with Zero’s poor performance as POTUS.

  • Mitt Romney: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said in a statement late Tuesday night, the Washington Post reported. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

    What did Romney say that wasn’t true? Especially in the wake of the Obama administrations lies, coverup, inaction and ineptitude regarding our embassy in Benghazi?

    Read Obama’s own statements, and those of his lapdogs. Romney was dead on.

    Liberals can’t stand the truth – which is why we witnessed the full court press from all the usual suspects in the lamestream media.

  • Liberal nut jobs should buy an island and all move to it and let the rest of the world move into the future that will be just fine without them.

    Obama is the Liar and Chief.

    the world is a far lesser version of itself since Obama was elected. God save us all from 4 more years. let him take his Nobel peace prize and go back to Kenya.

  • gmiphone

    It was a terrorist attack that the murdered folks saw coming. They asked for protection but were denied it by Obama’s administration. After the attack, evidences indicates that Obama knew it was a terrorist attack, but still lied to the American public, blaming the video. And this author mindlessly attacks Romney? Ho Li Chit. This is the same Obama that was going to cut the debt in half, remember? That same debt that he and his fellow Democrats kept raising while they were in control of Congress. Are you folks not aware that Bush cautioned Congress multiple times about the lack of oversight on Banks. His administration was well aware of the impending financial implosion, but could not get the Democratic congress to do anything about it. Obama was very much a part of that and he has the chutzpah to still blame Bush? And you sycophantic Obama lovers still buy into his continuing deception? God help us as the liberals run this country to ruin. And I don’t say that as a metaphor. Lots of folks fear the demise of America. As Margaret Thatcher said, “the problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money.”

  • What is really creepy is watching Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Susan Rice cover up their culpability for the tragedy in Benghazi. It is very clear now that it was 9-11 (hello?), the State Department headed by Clinton dropped the ball in ignoring pleas for more security, the Egyptian embassy started the apologies, Obama fumbled speech after speech trying to placate Muslim feelings, and Susan Rice outright lied five times on talk shows. Don’t talk about Romney fumbling anything in the face of these failures. Now, Hilary Clinton wants to do a four corners offense by having her own people launch a review board. Just like with the Fast and Furious fiasco, we can expect another cover up of those ultimately responsible for the failure. I’ll take Romney and the dog on the roof any day over Obama and the dog in the manger.

  • Oldwhiskers

    Well, Joe Conason, it’s been a while now since you wrote this pathetic article. Now all of us know the truth of what happened and what is currently taking place. So, why don’t you login and apologize?

  • dieselpop1

    Excuse me, but it was the Islamofascist in chief who tried to lie to cover for his allies.

  • Wow useless propoganda.. I’d be ashamed

  • ractop1

    At least Romney was awake to make a comment on the planed attact. It wasn’t important enought for Obama to get out of bed.

  • ajareins

    left wong slander,,,lol read the CIA reports which even the administatraion now says was a terrorst plot nothing to do with this film…your ‘journalists’ or should i say propagandists are so blind they should get a dog and cane

  • Jo

    The humiliation is on Obama and Hillary Clinton for refusing to send troops to protect our Ambassador and our three Special Forces Officers who were murdered in Libya. They were BEGGING for help, due to the prior attacks on the Compound, but were denied by this administration. The truth is coming out just how inept this entire administration actually is. Just like Nero fiddling while Rome burned, Obama jets around the country campaigning and going on talk shows, instead of taking care of government business.

  • This is garbage. Sorry, we catered to the muslims and did not defend our own people. Remember, from the halls of Monteczuma, to the shores of Tripoli. Our President needs to be strong and show the world we are still number 1. We have genuflected to the rest of the world too much recently. Romney 2012!

  • abmill

    Hey writer, you’re scared shiitless, and you can’t even hide it. I almost feel sorry for you…not really, loser.


    WOW – how right Romney was while idiot Obama went to a fundraiser.
    New Title
    OBAMA’s Humiliation Grows As Facts Emerge In Libya Episode

  • Obvious that the writer is an Obama kool aid drinker

  • lightharry

    What would be good for all of you is to sit back in your chair with a double Johnny Walker and sip it slowly. As you start to relax and the good feelings come into your head think about the days where people were not emailing hate messages and Democrats were not defined as Communists and our friend Romney was beating up gay students and Obama had his pamper changed in Hawaii. Think about what it meant to be Jewish according to the book. Think about something good!

  • realitytrader

    There are really only three important issues when the dust settled. Obama knew the attacks had nothing to do with the video , which was only a pretext for an Al Quaeda attack in Benghazi and the Administration has regularly tried to mislead the public for purely political reasons.
    Obama and the Satte Department were unwilling, and still are unwilling to take a principled stand to defend US free speech , which is very dangerous because violent people may get the idea we can be pushed around in the future.
    Romney made a strong defense of not apologizing and having a strongly principled stand regarding free speech in the US. In rtetrospect , and given how the Administration has behaved subsequently , that looks both appropriate and prescient.

  • You must be joking. Obama lied to the American people. Romney was right. This guy and his incompetent staff should be thrown back to the cesspool of Chicago politics.

  • Are you kidding me?!! Talk about a case of hipocricy! Romney called it bang on when this administration clearly lied to the American people and the entire world knows it. If this is cause for Romney to not be presidential material, then surely Obama must be impeached by the same measure! There’s something seriously wrong with this administration and the propagandists that support it.This is disgusting.

  • darknesscrown

    How short America’s collective memory is. Romney CLEARLY has no idea what he’s doing (or talking about). The ONLY reason anyone is supporting him is because he’s not Obama. What was it that Dean Wormer said to Flounder in Animal House? “Fat, drunk, and STUPID is no way to go through life, son.” Well, Romney supporters, stop being stupid. Romney is a multi-millionaire corporate raider who sent the VERY SAME JOBS you babies are whining about to other countries…but you want him to lower the unemployment rate? LOL! That’s priceless. The depth of stupidity necessary to vote for Mitt Romney is nothing short of staggering. You are stupid if you vote for him…or high (and I don’t mean on life).

    • darknesscrown

      …oh, and before you Fox News retards call me a “lib” just know that I don’t vote. Unlike you, I care about this country and refuse to put more ignorant, self-serving leaders in power. And, by the way, NONE OF YOU have a right to complain if you vote either. You caused the problem. I, on the other hand, can. This country sucks because people who religiously watch the Fox News-es and MSNBC-s of the world are encouraged to believe everything they are told and vote with bad information.

      Bottom line is, if you vote, you hate this country and are doing your part to destroy it. You know how much money was spent just LAST MONTH on both campaigns? Over $180 million. In 1 MONTH. That means your vote is bought. You sheep are the reason this country sucks now.


        you show you are an idiot,the 180 million you talk about is the money OBAMA got from out of country contrubitions. oh you didnt hear that from cbs nbc msnbc, call tham quick maybe they will learn something, IDIOT

  • You’ve missed the point. Statements from Obama and Clinton created a moral equivalence between insulting the prophet and murder (of people who by the way had nothing to do with that insult). Condeming both acts in the same statement is embarassing to Americans and the American way of life. When did it become US policy to pander to Murderers?

    Imagine I stepped on someone’s toe by mistake and they retaliate by shooting me in the head. I really expect more from my government than to get up and say “Both sides are at fault – but Murder is really not nice.”


      thank you for a most honest word i have heard

  • uszoo

    It’s simple we don’t what he is selling in reality, or the wonderful world of two party politics.


      the other party will water down the populist still make the corrupt party win, i dont know. to many people only listen to whom they want, and believe. without soros and out of country money obama would be a pea in a pot BUT people only believe what they hear and they hear more b-ll sh-t from news than news

  • emjaysun

    Who is Joe Conason? He is a left-wing activist and apologist who has been published by a plethora of leftist publications. Typical of his screeds is “Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth(2003).” Why the hell the National Post published this drivel is a matter for conjecture.

  • Our embassies get attacked and Obama’s first reaction is to apologize to the people attacking us because he thinks that we did something to deserve it.

    Of course the liberal media covers down for Obama and they spin their deceit to get him reelected

  • Swarmi

    More CNN bias bull crap, no wonder no one listens anymore!

  • J

    What utter hogwash. Romney did no wrong yet here we are MSM trying to bash him Sorry state of affairs that teh MSM has been bought and paid for by Obama and Soros. But Americans are waking up, the deep Obama slumber he has put teh country in is being shrugged off and people across the land are realizing Obama is teh great pretender, and a useless tool.

  • Joe, you are one extremely stupid individual and the Obama administration is, I’m certain, terrifically embarrassed by your so-called form of journalism.

  • what a bunch of bullshite. first off, the way the MSM is treating ROMNEY is the way that the MSM should be treating OBAMA. This is disgusting. TRULY DISGUSTING. If this attack had happened under Bush’s watch, the media would not be resting until we had answers. they are covering for this coniving, sniveling SOB. This makes me sick. You, as the media, have failed to do your jobs. Shilling for this POS – instead of protecting our freedoms. You should be disgusted with yourselves – but don’t worry, we have enough disgust for you.


      i love it

  • Spin, spin, spin. Written by Journalists For Obama.

  • shouldnt this read OBAMA’S humiliation grows as facts emerge in libia episode. and since when is terrorism considered an “episode”

  • demelza

    Mr. Romney was entirely appropriate. Americans look out for Americans, something Hillary and Barak did not do and now there is blood on their hands. Incompetence is very dangerous. It cost us 4 dead patriots. I would like to know what other Americans think because I know I am outraged.

  • At least one person can stand tall and tell the truth. It sure is not Obama or Hillary we have all found this out. The Ambassador asking for more security and a flight out they knew it was getting bad and where told no about both things several times. So who is lying and who can speak the truth to the America People sure is not Obama or his Administration.Hey Romney speech was wonderful the other night atleast he didnt act like we was on something.

  • If Romney wins… America after suffering a Moron betwen 2000-2008, will have the ignominy of another Mor(m)on leading it, at least for 4 years after 2012.


      sound like you went to the same school as MR.MEARS. jemeria right with obama, hope you dont have the right to vote, ho some one gave that right

    • cafone13

      what? you don’t want another moron to replace the Moron we have in the White house now?

  • This scurrilous balderdash is not journalizm, it doesn not measure up to that.
    A very cheap shot by Obama sympathizers
    I hate the media today – they’d go to great lengths to cast aspersions on anyone that opposes obama.
    Obama is the worst president, period. He has do ne so much damage to this country that at this point I’d vote a street bum into office, just to keep obama out of the white House. He isn’t worthy of the name

  • I don’t know who you c0ck $uckers are, but forcing people to answer a question every time is a cr0ck of $h1t. Fkcu 0FF!


      you sound like DEM. only thing you know is bo bo bo. try speaking in english or didnt you learn bet you know gime gime. creep

  • MarkThorstenson

    Gee i wonder if this writer has a slight Democratic bent to his views? NO, he’s just as fair and balanced as Fox News – my bad.

    I for one can’t stand either candidate. Oh how i wish Ross Perot had kept charging after his strong national showing. We might have a viable third choice right now.

    BOTH parties agree and work well together squelching ANY voice that isn’t from their party (pay attention during debates). If they worked that hard at their jobs, stopped throwing trash at each other and covering their own back sides,,,,i’d bet our country would be in just a bit better condition.

    Term limits for ALL politicians; what will it take to get that done?

    OK, i’m off my soap box now. Thank you!


      you are right but term limits wont work, they will be MORE corrupt for their term, we need the people to wake up, they can say enough of you bye bye. but people have it to good if they were wondering where there next meal was comming from, MAYBE they will pay attention. i was in china for 6 month, no taxes, but i saw old people going thrue garbage,[litterly] looking for food. but went to GOV. parks, at 10:00pm people are dancing. dont worry about the elderly. just like obama take money from medicare give to people who are to lazy to work, or dont want to buy ins. [to buy smokes and beer, andspecial tv programs. i only earn 18 to 20 thousand a year for wife and son, BUT i still pay MY OWN ins. dont tell me i need to pay for a bum that wants to party,or a LAZY kid that wants to stay at home living off his parents that raised him for 25 years still pa his ins. you know ins. company is raising their ins. if you dont i feel sorry for you keep your son home until he dies. dont give him responsabilities. make obama happy.

  • Gary Gerlitz

    What a load of nonsense, masquerading as professional journalism. CNN, MSNBC, and others fawn over Mr. Hope and Change, defending his incompetence and naivete, and become increasingly shrill as the polls turn against their idol. What happened in Libya was a tragedy, but the Administration contributed to it in a general way by their misguided foreign policy, and specifically by failing to properly secure the embassy, and then after the attack pretending it was part of a spontaneous uprising when they knew within 24 hours it was an organized terrorist attack. The American people deserve better, much better.

  • Romney was very accurate in assessment of the Libya fiasco. The Embassy Begged for protection and never got it. The White house kept insisting it was not a terriost attack but in the end, Romney was right. The WH was warned time and time again and people are dead because they ignored it. This article is Rubbish. Simply put. The American Embassey in Libiya was warned of this attack. The extremist even posted the threats on Twitter, the Embassy begged for help and never got it. The Obama administration was wrong , the Embassy was right and people are dead because of this giganic Cock-Up. Romney’s Humiliation ?? That is outlandish. Humiliated for what?? For telling the truth. It is Obama’s humiliation for misleading the American public for almost a month.

  • rs1201

    Romney was right on the mark in his comments about Libya and the disaster that happened there on 9/11. It is Obama who was lying through his teeth about what happened along with H. Clinton and Rice…disgusting and despicable

  • After reading the comments I think 90% of americans are retarded, before that I only thought the ones that discard evolution and would like to open windows on airplanes were tards.


      great reply

  • ebergmania

    hmm no mention that the attack on our embassy was actually a terrorist attack rather than a reaction to a stupid video. Great reporting!

  • toptwome

    I agree. Romney jumped in without any facts. We have a tragedy and we need to find out what happened. The FBI will find out what happened. It is so horrible that these evil people wanted to attack this wonderful Ambassador Stevens and the three other fine men. It was not the President’s fault. If Stevens wanted more protection it would have been provided.


      wake up will you, tha so called president AND sec. of state wanted things to look FINE,the h–l we want to look pretty. they knew there was trouble but ELECTION TIME, oh you know it why do you keep this farse this president isnt worth giving up your sole, OR IS IT TO YOU

    • mtj3134

      You sir really are in denial… Your reply to me was that the ambassador should have left the country if he felt it was unsafe. Many parts of the middle east are unsafe at the moment, you want all the ambassadors to cut and run ? Truly you are in denial..
      Lets wait for the house report on security, I doubt you will care for that either.
      As for the FBI, really, they got there after 3 weeks. You expect anything tangible to be there after 3 weeks ? Unbelievable

    • What planet did you drop in from? Obviously, you didn’t watch the hearings yesterday. Not only did the State Dept. not send additional security forces to Benghazi, they took away the security detail that had been serving there, in spite of the increase in violence in Libya and clear life threatening risk to our diplomats. Those forces were withdrawn just weeks before 9/11/12 – the State Dept turned a deaf ear to those who were begging to simply keep the security they had in place prior to the planned premeditated coordinated Islamic terrorist attack on the Consulate that had nothing whatsoever to do with that idiotic video. They can’t just lie their way out of trouble this time. This thing is not going away – Thank you Mr. Gandy, for holding the liars accountable!

    • cafone13

      you’d better alter your narratie. Stevens did ask for more protection and was denied. More liberal BS?

  • Palloorane

    If elected, he will be another BUSH….. With all his business background, he can not recover US economy because of his hawkish ideas and hawkish people surrounding him. He will start new adventures in Iran and elsewhere!

  • Rntunvs One

    Not sure what this article is trying to articulate. You really think Obama handled this situation correctly? The way the administration that is in office today handled this was almost borderline treasonous. Quit trying to make Obama out to be a saint and Romney the devil. I think you need to realize everyone can see through one sided journalism, even those that support the side you are supporting!

  • mtj3134

    this article criticizes Romney for holding life so cheap.. To the POTUS, its a bump in the road….

  • After spending over 30 years in the military, wandering the world at the will of the President of our Nation, I find the remarks made by the candidate to be especially disturbing. At any given time diplomats around the world place themselves in mortal peril by simply going to work. I have visited embassies in multiple countries and the actual protection offered by local armies or hired security guards is impossibly tasked. A large crowd can gather in a half hour and overwhelm the staff of 5 or even 25. Before you disparage those you wish to lead, take the time to understand their tasking and the inherent dangers of their profession.

  • Romney was right on the button. Our state department is playing hide and seek with the oversite committee. This was a political cover up by the Obama administration and his appointees to the state department. For Obama to state that this was a bump in the road to his foreign policies. Four individuals lost there lives because Obama wanted it to appear that there was a normalized behavior in Libya and not have excessive protection visible. At hearings today before the oversite committee, the State Department represenatives distorted and denied access to facts and a video of 50 minutes to the committee. Democrat committeemen were a waste of time, they tried to soft sell the actions or lack of response by the state department for political gain for Obama. The republicans asked for direct respose from the State Department Officals and there were obvious coverup and protecting each other. They stated for (5) FIVE days they had no idea what was happening in Libya. What are we paying these people for? Hillery Clinton was nowhere in site. She is the top dog in the State Department. Hillery did not want to have to lie to the committee in public that could not be denied at a latter time. MORE GOVERNMENT “HORSE AND PONY SHOW” ” SMOKE AND MIRRORS” FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO HAVE TO SWALLOW.

  • mrdthree

    link to an article discussing what romney said.

  • Joe Conason is obvisously a liberal, socialist that lacks any integrity or honesty. Ater you consider the sorce, you realize ole Joe is extremely bias.

    • At least we liberal socialists can spell source and biased. You’re an ignoramus!

      • cafone13

        Hooray! the schmuck can spell.

      • Missy Huffman

        Ted Trainor -You, and this articles arthur, would benefit from the supposed Biden strategy “Rope A Dope”. I stumbled here by accident. I won’t dignify this site with another visit.

        • Who’s Arthur? Is he a friend of the author’s.

      • Jeff Carlson

        yet we all knew it was a terrorist attack on Sept 12th …

  • Harley White

    In light of today’s State Dept. hearing, would the author of this “story” like to retract any of his wildly unsubstantiated comments??? The attempt to blame this premeditated attack on a crackpot youtube film trailer is one of the most pathetic attempts as of yet to explain the Obama administrations incoherent foreign policy.

  • al

    Romney is a money grubbing clown, who will say anything to be president and reward all his friends at your expense. GOOD LUCK. OBAMA is an honest man.

    • cafone13

      Right. Obama is an honorable man. So are his Chicago thugs. they’re all honorable men. Tell me another fable, Al.

  • David Edwards

    4 weeks later it’s not obvious that Romney is humiliated by this. Obama, Clinton and Rice on the other hand…

  • answer1776

    Opps, I thought I was at the Onion. This site is a ‘news’ site? Unflippingreal.

  • Moron.

  • johnlavery

    Now that the lid is blowing off the Benghazi-gate cover-up, what do you have to say now JOE!
    There was no protest, it was a blatant attack against an American consulate that claimed 4 lives including a US Ambassador. 5 Days after the attack Ambassador to the UN, Ambassador Rice is still spewing lies about a protest and the ridiculous video. So, not only do they disreguard major trends in attacks in Libya and reject requests for additional security, they have the balls to lie and try to cover it up. IMPEACHMENT is not too strong a word.

  • I don’t usually resort to name calling but Mr. Conason is beyond an idiot. I don’t even know a word to describe somebody as completely stupid and out of touch with reality as he is. Just an unbelievable piece of writing.

  • now don’t you feel foolish????????????

  • 1inidaho

    Wow Joe! What the heck are you smokin’?

  • Alejandra y Alan Bowman

    Typical Republican – which will be the first country the USA will go to war with if he gets elected? Just to keep the profits pouring into the US arms industry.

  • Keifer77

    Read today’s Op Ed in the WSJ titled – botched in Benghazi. Enough said.

  • what a BS story, Barry is skeered an will do anything to hide his incompetence….

  • cafone13

    Democrat mantra: Blame America first. Bye, bye, Obama…hate to see you go.

  • Matthew Von Trapp

    I love the language of this article ‘uninformed’ etc… used to describe Romney… when the author needs to only watch the news to see the truth.

    As an American living in the Middle East, I can say that Romney was right on the money. Been to 6 designated combat zones and have two friends that work in separate embassies…. what a joke the state department is.

    This author needs to get his head out and stop trying to spread lies… only makes him look foolish

  • You gotta be kidding. Romney missed Vietnam service while a missionary (sorry; you’d like me to include ‘Morman’) is the best you can do? What about President O’s pronuniation of ‘corps man’ and his lack of military service. You say Romney looks foolish after the huge change of the story of what happened by the administration. The argumements presented in this article are astounding as the article definds a gross administration mess-up while downing a person that points it out the mess-up.

  • stopyourwhining12

    Three weeks after this “news” article was written and it’s obvious that the writer had zero clue. Romney was right, and the administration was fraudulent and unethical. Too bad the American people won’t get the decency of a retraction. Instead the Left will continue to spew falsehoods hoping that some of it sticks.

  • tell us how you relly feel

  • the essential facts are that the Obama administration did not reveal to american public that the attack in Lybia was a pre-planned terrorist action and not a reaction to a movie and only gradually began to change its stance a week after the events

  • Brian_R_Allen

    @FoxNews @SkyNewsAust @SkyNews #auspol #teaparty

    Insulated from reality by the morbid Denial that with its accompanying pathological Projection virtually defines the Fascissocialist Psychosis every one of them suffers, radically-extreme Leftist ideologues never seem to get that it is they who suffer all the serious humiliations and it is their profound inability to recognize and/or to interact with reality that ensures it so.

    Hate to refer to any “Democrat” even though the one I’m about to paraphrase is my late Brother — but then president — “Haberdasher-Harry” Truman, pretty much anticipated the poor little Joe Conasons when he said to the effect the Republican President-elect Mr Romney doesn’t give the beyond-corrupt activist-“Democrat” Fascist Media Hell, he simply adheres rigorously to Truth. Which, to “liberals” is as sunrise to the other kind of zombie!

    Brian Richard Allen
    Lost Angels – Califobamacated 90028
    And the Very Far Abroad

  • heatwave1

    All the events that transpired have shown what an idiot you are and how out of touch and confused people like you are. You don’t have an opinion, you have a religion (false one by the way) in that you defend it, you would probably defend it violently if you had the means, and you would persecute all those that believe like you if you had the power. You look like the fool now (though you were already foolish).

  • Four Americans. Dead because the administration lives in the alternate universe that everything is OK in the Mid East because we are sorry for everything that ever happened to everyone everywhere. Wake UP! Vote for the same people and watch WWIII happen in our live time. Read a history book. Do not read anything this person writes they are dillusional

  • He always flip-flopping, looking for any opportunity to criticize instead of having a written and detailed plan…Biden crushed Ryan and put light on their amateurism. Bravo Obama/Ryan 2012

  • “Ryan cut by 2 ambassy’s fund required by Secretary of States”, Said Biden. Ryan didn’t object. Later they accuse Embassy in Benghazi for not have enough security…Cynism

  • whiteuntoharvest

    How do you spell Nobama? S-T-A-L-I-N

  • randar05

    Oh my God…Mitt’s son begged him not to run for POTUS…Stevens death is Romney’s fault?!…c’mon. really?…you people are hilarious! lol

  • justme

    Question: In light of the fact that Obama was told that the embassy was asking for added security before the movie came out, are you going to now stand up and point out the fact that since the president did not listen to the pleas for added security that he should stay in office. His actions (and Biden’s lie tonight show a great deal of incompetence. It is not Romney who is not fit to be President, he called it right! The White house is either lying or they are not willing to protect the American people, or as it looks now, both.

  • And we hear from another fishwrapper…and hardly worthy of that useage.

  • Mitt Romney does not have anything to be humiliated about. Obam does!!!

  • Jonathon Galt

    It would appear that as more facts are exposed the Obama administration should be experiencing greater humiliation, not Romney.

  • One_Time

    Romney was right!!!

  • Cantanz 777

    Joe, you been drinking that Obumma koolaid again?

  • londondave


    What a frickin’ moron.

    Sounds like the jerk who wrote this DRIVEL already thinks Romney is PRESIDENT.

    Don’t worry jerkwad, he will be in waiting on Nov 7.

  • This is a bunch of shit trying to make it look like a news report. Why aren’t you looking into the deaths of our BP Agents? The take over of 3500 acres of US Soil in AZ? Instead you keep trying to make shit up and drag the US down.

  • Conason you biased worthless excuse of a journalist… The fomer CIA chief and DHS director both slamed the white house for their fabrications and lies over Libya. Romney was spot on… Not only was Biden rude and unprofessional he LIED about something that is sacred to me me and my fellow SOF warriors. He lied about our fallen 4 Americans. That is unforgivable!

    I have served almost 26 years in SOF and in intel and I have never been so ashamed of my commander in chief and VP. He LIED about when they knew it was a terrorist attack and threw our intel community under the bus.

    The administration has lied to us about the details… They also have yet to admit that the 2 SOF warriors were NOT on the Ambassador’s security detail yet died like Paladins protecting the lives of over 20 other Americans and Libyans.
    Obama and Biden have disraced the memory of these two heroes… God Bless our troops and SHAME ON YOU Obama and Biden!

  • usnavy83

    I wonder what this idiot thinks now? That this Administration did willfuly try to lie to the American people and tried to cover it up? this is a disgrace.

  • Colin Nicholas

    If Romney’s smart enough to be president – how come he can’t see through the God hypothesis – especially the Mormon view of it -and John Smith and all the rest of it?
    He’s more the zombie than a dazzling intellect.

  • To state that the video was the cause of the riots is the same as the ridiculous idea that Arik Sharon visiting the site of the Jewish temple started the Palestinian war on peace in 2000.

    Did Jews anywere in the world attack embassies after the far more insulting, prejudical and revolting competition for anti-semitic cartoons in Iran.

    Obama’s foreign policy has been a complete disaster – from his kow tow in Cairo to his abandonment of allies on his watch the muslim brotherhood has taken over many countries – the peace talks are in ruins because he gave the Palestinians the notion that there is no need to negotiate they would get everything anyway, niavily thinking that Israel would implement the Nuremberg laws.

  • This article seems so lame now. I supported Romney when he first spoke during the embassy attacks. Funny that even weeks after, I still do not have a clear picture of what our administration did to prevent these attacks. If anyone is humiliated, it should be the current administration and the media bias. Our administration did sympathize with the extremists. Lets not even talk about the mother of one of our citizens murdered that didn’t get a chance to see her only son one last time. Truth is what american citizens demand, not this bias crap.

  • Who allowed this farkin icehole to voice such lying vitriol in the first place…

  • Max Blumenthal…. So you are allied with the very muslim terrorists you are protecting in your leftist column…shame on you…muslims will destroy jews and then move on to the world…

  • Lgbpop

    Jeez, Conason, are you off of your meds again? Romney gave the Obama administration time to make the first report to the country about the atrocity in Benghazi. If you will be honest, Romney was criticizing the administration for having neither said nor done anything to that date. Basically, he was (in polite terms) saying, “Hey Jack – wtf?” His criticism of the mishandling was gentle compared to what Bonzo Biden would have leveled at an opposition administration. He was only humiliated in your alternate universe.

  • Normando782

    This is one of the dumbest articles I have read on the Bengazi subject. An idiot should have realized that security should have been heightened for Sept. 11, and now it appears that the request for security was turned down and the WH blamed the film as the reason for the attack but no one saw the film in the first place. Then it turns out that Obama skips intelligence briefings as in this case and goes on a fund raising trip and then shows up on the VUE joking around with cast while waiting for the dead Americans to return. Conason should apologize to Romney because it was Romneys responsibility to question the lack of security which is another poor example of Obama and his foreign policy. Not only is there an empty suit in the WH, there is an empty head there as well.

  • Joe Conason cannot explain why the Benghazi attack occurred on 9/11

  • Roger Tillman

    So, why did our government do nothing to build up security personnel at all our embassies on foreign soil??? we all know ( except our government leaders) that 9/11 is still a joyous occasion for all of Islam radical or not.. they still use that day to instill terror, riots etc.. and it was so plainfully obvious that the almost takeover of the embassy in bengazi was planned well ahead of 9/11 was very evident. we said we used our normal local security personnel, well where where they>?? they sure did not pay much attention to anything.. no dead bad guys.. all escaped, though were captured..did our emabssy even fire a shot?? and why for any sane reason was there no real wall? you know like 10 foot high to act as a security barrier.. when the terrorists launched their rockets, the embassy was in plain view from almost any direction with not much in the way.. a joke as far as it is seen. but our government says it was ok… well obviously not.. and they are still bashing Romney about his remarks.. even to his missing service to be a missionary. clinton, and obama saw no war time, so big deal.. and it was a government joke to be in Vietnam anyways.. it was run by politicians thousands of miles away with no connection to the action over there.. so they were not worried how many times a hill or piece of land was taken over. and when they returned we turned our backs on them. our government did nothing to help them. and people made fun of them and so many employers would not hire any one who served over there because they believed the medias bais and joking. interesting note; no one wanted Sarah Palin for a VP because she had no foreign policy in her background.. then the following year the Hire a president with 1. no military time at all… and 2. no foreign policy time at all……Obama the USA deserves what it gets if you get voted in again.. and i feel a lot will.

  • the movie is very bad produced. If I was a muslim I wouldn’t even care about such a poor thing and even go to a war based on whatever appears against that religion because the world is full of sources of that nature very more decent than that.

  • It is obvious that this low-rated reporter Joe Conason is a Nobama fan; typical, hide the truth, reveal more lies, etc. Nobama has a horrific reputation with third world leaders except with a saudi king who Nobama, being the US President, bowed down and practically kissed his hand.
    How’s that for true leadership?

  • Hagrid

    Mr. Conason has a valid point about humiliation deserved but he has it directed at the wrong people. The Secretary of State and the President are directly responsible for the disasterous and inept actions by the United States up to and after the terrorist attack on the US Consulate which lead to the deaths of 4 Americans. Mistakes can and will be made but to deliberately deny repeated requests for protection and ignore multi-source warnings of impending attacks is criminal and calls for the immediate resignation of the Secretary of State for gross dereliction to duty. The President is an inept empty chair who needs to removed from office and tried in both the US and World courts for war crimes. Mr Romney did not slander the good work that the Libyan Ambassador Stevens was doing, he just demanded answers as to why Amb. Stevens repeated requests for additional security fell upon deaf ears all the way up to the “Empty Chair-in-Charge”.

    Liberalism is a serious disease best cured by common sense.

  • So, even assuming that Romney was a “bystander and really knows nothing”, is now being blamed for the murder of 4 Americans, who for weeks and months before, have been urgently appealing for additional security? What does he got to do with the murders and neglect from this present administration that led to the murders/massacre in the first place? Has the effect now become the cause? Is the messenger, now the cause of it all? Has the “bystander” who made comments on the sideline, NOW THE CULPRIT? What a stupid article!!

  • ccw111

    I guess we were not listening and watching the same debate. I have never seen a president interupt someone so much. I guess he left his manners at home. I only saw one bully and it was not Romney.

  • Who are the true uninformed Sheep. Obama lied. People died. end of story. Obama never mentioned anything about a torrorist attach. for two weeks he kept blaming a video that even the torrorists themselvs said had nothing to do with it. It finally took him two weeks before he admitted it was a a torrorist attach and then proceeded to throw Billery under the bus. Yes thats right check your facts. Even CNN is backstepping on the comments made by the libearal hack that was hosting the depate and came out and said she was wrong.

  • bobwalton

    What is offensive to me about the film is that it endangered innocent people while the *#$%@ who produced and directed it were safe in California AND… that’s obscene!

    • Apparently you are the last one who believes the rhetoric on the film. The guy is not safe, because LA, who lets criminals run amok, have done their best to parade this man around. EVERYONE is entiltled to free speech in this country whether the liberals accept it or not. Christians and Jews have been under attack in this country and the left embraces it. Because of his dereliction of duty, O b a m a was the reason these men were killed!

  • bobwalton

    In this election ……. America is the loser. Obama is the least objectionable of the two poor choices with which “our” parties have left us. We need to take back our parties! I’m an “Eisenhower Republican; since Bush2, I can’t recognize mine.

  • Obama lied

  • rhondab1234

    It is fair to say that “The National Memo” is making a desperate attempt to put Romney in a bad light. Romney is a good and decent man. Our current President however, can not run on his own record. He distorts the truth and avoids his own record, because it is too poor- therefore he must resort to criticism of Gov. Romney to try and deflect attention from himself. Obama has been a failure as president. Obama intentionally has torn the Democrats and Republicans apart. He is not a leader. He is a “divider”. America was built on principles. Obama is destroying America’s principles and America itself.. American’s – White, Black, Hispanic, all races need to wake up. Don’t vote for a man because of the color of his skin…. vote for what is in his heart, which you can see by the fruits he bears. Obama spent most of his childhood in Indonesia, he has adopted a lot of his father’s “dreams” – who believed that America was a “bully” and evil. We need a president that stands up for America, and truly wants to make this nation the strongest Nation on Earth. Not one that is constantly “apologizing” for America and is reducing her to a weak nation, for fear of insulting some middle eastern nations, who would just as soon kill us as look at us. America, wake up!!

    • I stopped reading when you said Romney was a good and decent man.

      • rhondab1234

        How narrow minded. Do you honestly think Obama has done what he said he would do? Look back at his promises. I do not vote “party”. I vote for results. I have seen results with Obama, unfortunately they were not good ones. I’m sure you already stopped reading. That’s what happens, when someone can’t see the truth because they are so determined to vote based on “a party” or the hope that the individual is who they want them to be. Obama had NO experience before being elected President. He was a senator, who was not even present most of the time. What were his qualifications? Did he have any experience in leadership or balancing a budget? For over three years, he has not presented a budget that even his own party can vote on. Wake up. He has brought change alright. L If anyone should be humiliated about Libya it should be Obama. He is president and thought that the assassination of our Ambassador was due to “a video”, when it was clearly a terrorist attack. I guess he didn’t want to miss his appearance “on the view” for such a minor thing… L

        • Get off your soapbox and quit spewing the same tired GOP rhetoric. Your party can’t say a thing about Obama’s record when they willingly let Sarah Palin run as VP. I cannot even begin to imagine had McCain won and later died what Palin would have done to America. You say I’m narrow minded, yet you seem to forget what happened the last time your party held office. I just happen to have a memory that extends beyond 4 years.

          • Talk about tired subjects. You’re 4 years too late to talk about that election. Your man won. So basically, you’re responsible for the mess we’re in, now that your man has had 4 years to “fix” the problems.

          • ellen_h

            Its going to take a lot longer than 4 years to fix the devastation G. W. Bush left in his wake. Time to wake up.

          • bamagal0007

            Geez…Even after 4 years you people don’t even know Obama.

          • Very short memory and dangerous. Maybe you will also forget that Obama has stopped the bleeding and would open the wound just like your party did and hiding from right now. GOP raped and robbed America. Remember that and you are not about to do it again.

          • absolutely carol. not only that, but, for those of us who choose to support the current administration, we will have another four years as well. life.. is good, no? 🙂

          • Kruntz

            Sorry Carol, but the mess was something he walked into, not something he caused. If anything, Obama was the man who prevented a full depression. Oh, lets not mention the fact that he ran on healthcare reform and was able to pass it. Oh, lets not forget that the repubs wanted to invade Iraq with no intelligence to support the war and spent a ton of our money building a country, and Obama was smart enough to get the heck out of there while actually getting Osama Bi Laden, something repubs were to clumsy to do.

          • glad to hear you say that, so in other words you accept full responsibility for the recession, the housing collapse, 2 wars that accomplished nothing, under your man, george bush and hundreds of thousands of american jobs shipped to china by Mitt Romney. nice to see one republican actually accepting responsibility for the disasters their policies have caused.

          • If there is a problem, hypothetically speaking, and the problem starter does not fix it, its his fault the problem exist. Then someone comes along, proclaiming that they can fix the problem if a,b,c happens, but a,b,c don’t happen then does the problem become their problem? No, it still belongs to the originator. Now, a person presents themselves as a viable option to “solve” the problem, but the twist is they share the same values concerning the issue/problem as the originator, why would you give them a shot. Not saying vote for Obama, what I’m saying is the Republicans failed to present us with a person with fresh, original views that could possibly change the predicament/problem we have as a nation! Romney’s not the answer. So i’ll vote for Obama, hoping that a,b,c can happen this time around. 4 more years!

          • batteredup

            I don’t like either man so how about some truth to add to your disinformation. O’bomber is a small piece to the poison pie that has put this country in the mess it’s in right now. Start with Reaganomics, the trickle-down theory that never trickles anything down except poverty. Wealth distribution has all gone toward the top since the 80s, while poverty grows. When the working class has no or little disposable income, the economy sputters, because THEY are the job creators, by creating demand, as anyone who’s had a class in economics can tell you. Consumer spending is 70% of the GDP. De-regulation of business, the media, the banks, etc. has allowed for this to happen with the concentration of media ownership preventing this news from being reported by the corporate-owned media because it conflicts with their best interests and that of their partners. This was all accomplished by repealing the Glass-Steagall Act and anti-trust legislation that was put in place after it led to the Great Depression. The last time taxes were this low for corporations and the wealthy was during the Hoover administration. Do I need to remind you how that turned out? Hoover was also the last successful Wall Street businessman to be President. And now you want another? This country was the most prosperous from top to bottom that ANY country has ever enjoyed in mankind’s history from the late 40s until the mid-70s. But these programs, along with the anti-union sentiment that began with Reagan have killed the working class. Clinton added to it with his idiotic trade policies, Bush expanded it and cut taxes three times for the wealthy while increasing spending during prosperity to send the deficit spiraling out of control. I don’t care for O’bomber, but to be honest he inherited not only a crashing economy, but plenty of expenditures left over from the Bush budget, which didn’t expire until July 2009, to add to the deficit. And the GOP in congress wouldn’t allow for the temporary bush tax cuts to expire to add to the deficit against O’bomber’s will. And why did they fight against the cuts expiring? Because they have pledged to LOBBYIST grover norquist they would not let taxes, especially for the rich, to go up. Even if it was only a temporary tax cut with the deficit out of control. And FYI, both parties are pretty much one and the same, you’ve been duped. When the stock market was crashing and jobs were disappearing in 2007 and the economy was in freefall, the banks, the same ones that were the cause of the crash, were demanding ransom from bush to stay in business, they said. Who was the Sec. of treasury who engineered this bailout? Henry paulson, former CEO of goldbrick Sacks. GS has been fingered in manipulating the price of oil by buying huge amounts of oil futures, driving the price up for them to sell off at a profit, they’ve repeated this cycle several times but haven’t been busted for their malfeasance. Why? Paulson is part, and he stayed on to work with O’bomber. So much for the difference in parties. Also, GS was O’bomber’s biggest campaign contributor in 08, this year it’s Citigroup and another crooked wall street bank. Meanwhile crooks like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Bros. are buying this election for mittwitt. They’ve sent out memos to their hundreds of thousands of employees that the business might shut down or they might lose their jobs if they don’t help elect mittwitt. For the record, the kochs are fascists – their dad made his fortune learning the oil industry from Josef Stalin in the 1930s, then came to the US to spread what he learned. He also funded the John Birch Society. Nice bunch of people you’re supporting! I could go on for hours, but it’s up to YOU and every voter to learn what’s going on for yourself and for your country. It’s complicated for a reason – so they can steal the whole damn treasury while we fight amongst our selves over conservative vs. liberal. Are you familiar with this strategy? It’s called Divide and Conquer – it’s been a successful ploy used by the power brokers for centuries that keeps them in power by default. Please inform yourselves or we’ll never get this country back.

          • nzyankee

            Obama has been cleaning up the mess. The Republicans left a very big mess…it takes some time to clean it up. And the alternative is returning to the policies that created the mess in the first place.

          • BillatLeap

            I think the most revolting quote on the subject was this: “”If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.” Brilliant insight courtesy of Obama.

          • deeinsedc

            no sweetie.. It’t taken this president this long to clean up the mess your folks left behind. Duh!

          • Charles, you are so very wrong. Obama gave you the hope and change that you wanted, so it is now your record and your legacy. You made your bed, so………..

          • rhondab1234

            I am not a part of the GOP Party… as a matter of fact, I was once a member of the “democratic party “, like you. However, both parties have been disappointments. As does Obama’s administration, you are trying to split everyone into little categories, of democrats and republicans. To you guys it’s like a baseball team…. This is America. I have a memory that also extends beyond four years… but the last four have been truly lousy. Hopefully, we will get a President who will at least make a change for the better. We sure haven’t seen that in four years or longer…. Get off your own soap box and look at reality. Over 8% unemployment, and that’s just the people who are still looking for work. 2% have just given up, THAT IS REALITY, and that is not Democratic or Republican. The National Debt has doubled… THAT IS REALITY. All of those billions put into windmills and “clean energy”…. Wasted. Most of the companies have gone bankrupt. That is REALITY. You can fight for the democrats all you want, but it won’t change the facts. Obama is a loser. Sarah Palin????? Where did that come from???

          • We haven’t forgotten what happened the last time our party held office, but rather, your revisionist history would certainly tell us a tall tale of what transpired. YOUR masters, whose kool-aid you obviously swill by the truckload, have indoctrinated your tiny, moronic mind to believe that all republicans and conservatives are evil idiots who want to ruin the world. We get it. *yawn* And we’re so sorry that Sarah Palin, in her deceitful trickery garnered an approval rating of about 87% as Governor in Alaska just because she’s gorgeous and was a high school basketball star, only to completely destroy the state. Uhuh. Sure. Got any more bs? Or do you have even one single point that you could argue on the merits? pffft

          • deborah wood

            of course a person can speak to Obama’s record – that’s ALL we should be speaking to right now — Sarah Palin was a collective PARTY choice not someone we would all considered a desireable VP … and what the party chose THEN has NOTHING to do with the current record (or lack thereof) of the current president – whether good or bad at least Palin had EXPERIENCE as a leader – Obama had being a member of Congress – which anymore amounts to a fraternity NOT leadership and the way Obama panders to social media, traditional media and rubs elbows with the stars I feel like he is STILL a frat boy instead of a leader – if he would grow a pair, forsake his passion for socialism and assume some accountability for his horrible record on his 2008 promises it would at least lend some credence to his current campaign (not that it would change my vote but it WOULD earn my respect.

          • i don’t believe in party but i do know this obama created a country of dependence every one want hand out from him watch out this country is going down FASTER than you think if obama wins

          • batteredup

            Or the last fox news soundbyte. The poor, little brainwashed tool. When democracy is dead and all we have left is the plutocratic oligarchy, she’ll still blame the kenyan socialist, whomever he might be!

          • Trikke

            Wake up and smell the coffee burning, Charles. Rhonda is correct. You would see that if you would take off your obamabot blinders. Just look at his record!! Geess!!

          • Talk about tired old rhetoric, you should know, you libs are the masters of spouting tired old rhetoric.

        • Want results? looka t our nation. this degrading of America was started by Nixon, he took us off the gold standard and eliminated Usery laws that limited interest charged to 6%. 1972 is when this descent started and the Red party has been guiding our way to the bottom as the corporate world now runs the government and has even extorted money for insurance corporations by dictating the free market is over and a mandate exists to line the pockets of these multi national,, loyal to none corporations.
          So remember if you like big brother picking your pocket while eliminating the common mans chance at a fair life, VOTE RED, u know red like the chinese star we are allegent to……

        • ellen_h

          You should be voting on values and policies that will help all of the people not just 1% of the wealthiest. If you want the truth about what the President said on the 12th Sept about Libya, CNN is re-playing it today and you can find it for yourself online. I suggest you listen to it and hear him say “act of terror” before spouting falsehoods on this forum.

          • rhondab1234

            I heard with my own ears exactly what was said on CNN. He was not referring to the act in Libya as an act of terrorism, he was referring to 9/11/2001. You, my dear are not in context. He and his administration repeatedly said that the bombing which led to the ambassador’s death was due to a “protest” which was sparked by a video. The truth, now, that it has come to light, is that there was no protest about a video. If our president was so uninformed that he did not realize what was going on, first of all, he does not need to be president. Secondly, if he did know what was going on, then he was covering it up… he brags about his accomplishments of killing Osama Bin Laden, he does not want the United States to perceive the act in Benghazi as a terrorist act, because it will look bad on his administration before the election. Also, if you listen to CNN, you will find out that he is not present for even ½ of the briefings on foreign policy. I didn’t think Bush was a good president, and I don’t think Obama is a good president. Democrats refuse to admit that he has “failed” as commander and chief. He was supposed to represent hope and change. As far as the CNN report, go back and listen to it again. Answer this as well, if he said it was an act of terrorism on September 12, why five days later at the UN was he referring to this as a protest over a video???? HMMMM Maybe you need to get your facts straight before you spout off. I am for the betterment of our country. Maybe Romney is not perfect, but is Obama? Get real. The path we are on is leading us to destruction. I don’t see why anyone who follows current events doesn’t see what is going on. Romney was right to call out the president. There is no humiliation on Romney’s part – he called out the president on misleading the American People. Which is exactly what he did. Polls are also showing Romey leading with 52%. Hopefully America is waking up.

          • You’re right ellen_h, everyone should read the transcript! However, you state what was stated incorrectly. Obama said “acts of terror”, acts being plural. In the context spoken, it was a general statement. In no way did he state the act of attacking and killing the personnel at the Consulate in Libya was at the hands of terrorists. He called them murderers and alluded to the video as an instigation for the activities leading to the deaths of these four people.

            A total falacy! Candy Crowly was absolutely wrong as well.

        • EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN NEEDS TO GO SEE “2016:Obama’s America” BEFORE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER! Those of us whom remain “narrow-minded” MUST SEE THIS MOVIE. Before voting for Obama November 2012, PLEASE GO SEE “2016: Obama’s America” & you will NOT leave a supporter. Best of all….The entire movie is all in his own words. There’s no denying the direction Obama is taking OUR country in & it isn’t good at all!!!!!!! God bless America! Rhonda, you are right on.

          • rhondab1234

            Thank you Jessica, I felt like I was hanging out there all by myself. I have seen 2016! Wow what an eye opener. I can’t understand why so many Americans won’t open their eyes. Obama is destroying our country from the inside out. !!! May God Bless our Country, and keep America strong and safe for our future generations.

        • Kruntz

          He actually presented a plan to reduce the deficit that Ryan voted against. Guess you need to read some more before you comment. Your are once again an absolute moron for your comments about Libya. Just because if wasa plotted attack does not mean it wasnt brought on by the video you dumba$$. Maybe you should watch that last debate. God forbid a president actually gather facts before he provides a full assesssment. Maybe he should just invade the country like Bush did Iraq, only tto find out he had no intelligence to support it.

          • rhondab1234

            Thank you once again for your kind comments Mr. Kruntz. Sounds like you need to get a real life. You are one of those many, many people who can’t address any fault at all of Obama, but would rather justify it, by saying “well look at so and so, look what they did”. You know what Mr. Kruntz I do check my facts, I have been in journalism for a number of years, and that is why I do know what the facts are. Maybe you need to read up a little bit more.!!! Once again, thanks for the laugh J

          • rhondab1234

            If he were waiting to get the “facts” as you say, then why did he deceive the American People by telling them that it was all brought about by a video. I think you may be the Moron here. Check your facts. The Senate hearings exposed that this had NOTHING to do with a video, but was a Terrorist Attack, as a matter of fact if was all caught on a 51 minute video. So, excuse me, whose the Moron…. What a joke lol.

        • batteredup

          An honest and decent man doesn’t change his positions when it’s politically expedient; that reveals dishonesty and lack of principle – that’s your man mittwitt. A decent man doesn’t use a terrorist attack in Libya for political expedience before he knows the truth, again, here’s your man mitt. FYI, obama called it a terrorist attack in the rose garden the next day. And what has the absence of a defined budget done to the political process? Nothing! All you are doing is regurgitating garbage you heard on fake news channel that they pretend has value, but since you are clueless, you make this meaningless point like a trained parrot. Why do Rmoney and Ryan only appear on fake news? Because they’re afraid of anything but the softball questions they can count on from their butt-buddies at fake news. A decent and honest man would respond to requests from the 170 workers at Sensata manufacturing in Freeport, Illinois, a company that was bought a few years ago by Bain Capital, the company started by Rmoney and one that operates on principles he put in place, and the one that is sending all the jobs there to China, where they can pay the help less. This is how he spent his career, buying distressed companies in a leveraged buyout, forcing them to take out huge loans to pay Bain upfront and restructure the company, then when the debt becomes too great for them to survive, they tear them apart, selling off what they can to profit Bain and screw the shareholders and workers, and if feasible, send the jobs overseas. This is vulture capitalism; this is the opposite of what a president should do to help a struggling economy. The motive of Bain is to make a profit at the expense of competition with no concern for the workers … is this the experience he will bring to our struggling economy? The motive for a country is the opposite of Bain – spread around opportunity, not outsource it, to create wealth for all concerned, not make a killing for the vultures at everyone else’s expense.
          When Mitt Rmoney was governor of Massachusetttes, during an economic prosperous time, his state ranked 47th among states in job creation.
          We can’t afford a so-called job creator like mittwitt. I do not like what O’bomber has done for the most part, even though the GOP organized obstruction has made it tough and to some degree impossible, but he’s far from the disaster that awaits us in a Rmoney administration.
          You need to wake the f*** up rhonda! Turn off corporate owned media and get a clue about what’s really going on. You won’t find it on fox, cnn, msnbc, cbs, etc.

        • nzyankee

          Rhonda rhonda rhonda….it just doesn’t play for a Republican to accuse any one else of being narrow minded.

      • ASJ1

        and what are you charlie??? I wished you had stopped before you started.

      • I’m sure you did. The intolerance and close-mindedness of you smarmy, self-annointed “intellectually superior” brain-farts continues to expose you as frauds. Your self images and professed identities are false, but then, it’s not hard to convince yourself that you’re brilliant because you’re so lacking in the ability to reason and discern the difference between intellect and wishful ‘thinking’ that you possess it. (it’s not hard to fool a fool) You people create a false narrative nearly every time you open your mouths, as you base all arguments on false premises. Your ad hominem attacks are always devoid of facts, but long on hollow conjecture, projection and transference- which could all be altered by inserting a liberal’s name, and then be as valid.. or not. .. Anyway, your statement above speaks volumes. I needn’t say a word to embarrass you further. (you need no help in that department/ area of expertise)

      • Mwalltexan

        The son of a Muslim from Kenya has done an outstanding job of trashing America and creating chaos and racial dissent.

        If that was his intended goal then, he has succeeded.

      • lmao so did I!!!

      • get your head out of where the sun don’t shine

    • Kruntz

      Good god you are a moron. Obama gets handed the worst economy since the depression and he stabilizes it and prevents a full out depression. He runs on health care reform and he passes it. He forces those in the middle class world to carry insurance, so we all dont bare the cost of thier health care when they walk into the emergency room without it. Insurance companies, that would normally be put out of business by covering preexisting conditions because there would be no incentive to carry insurance until you are sick, can now afford to cover preexisting conditions. Obama corrected the mistakes of the previous adminstration by pulling out of a useless war in Iraq and getting the guy who actually plotted 9/11. The republicans caused the economic collapse by reducing government revenue to historic lows, while spending the money on something other than our economy (building an infrastructure in another country like Iraq and Afghanistan does little to help our economy). Obama comes in and begins the shutdown of this rediculous foriegn spending and invests it directly in domestic infrastructure projects that actually inject money into our economy. This is the governments job in a severe recession. Create artifical demand to compensate for a complete shutdown in domestic spending. Your comments Rhonda are idiotic.

      • rhondab1234

        My, my because someone has a different belief than you, you resort to name calling. I think you represent your party pretty well. Yes, those windmills have really done a lot to restore our infrastructure. Lol!!! You sound ridiculous. Anyone that can’t carry on a conversation without getting so MAD is a prime example of your narrow minded views. Thanks for the chuckle.

    • robwc1981

      the republicans tore themselves away as soon as the president was elected. The tea baggers got enough sway to get all the idiots to vote repulican in the congressional elections. from then on reps have been uncooperative and not even attempting to make progress. they have just been attempting to ensure a rep president gets elected by failing the past two years to set forth any productive legislation and then blame it on the president. yes america, wake up!

    • Trikke

      You are absolutely correct, Rhonda. This article is very transparent, a desperate attempt to discredit Romney. Obama has a history of devious ways to get rid of his opponent:

      “Obama’s signature move: unsealing private records

      Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama’s campaign: No divorce records. That’s why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney’s tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to “pick through, distort and lie about” — as the Republican candidate says.

      Obama’s usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents.

      Democrats aren’t going to find any personal dirt on the clean-cut Mormon, so they need complicated tax filings going back decades in order to create the illusion of scandal out of boring financial records.

      Romney has already released his 2010 tax return and is about to release his 2011 return. After all the huffing and puffing by the media demanding those returns, the follow-up story vanished remarkably quickly when the only thing the return showed was that Romney pays millions of dollars in taxes and gives a lot of money to charity.

      Let’s take a romp down memory lane and review the typical Obama campaign strategy. Obama became a U.S. senator only by virtue of David Axelrod’s former employer, the Chicago Tribune, ripping open the sealed divorce records of Obama’s two principal opponents.

      One month before the 2004 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, Obama was down in the polls, about to lose to Blair Hull, a multimillionaire securities trader. But then the Chicago Tribune leaked the claim that Hull’s second ex-wife, Brenda Sexton, had sought an order of protection against him during their 1998 divorce proceedings.

      Those records were under seal, but as The New York Times noted: “The Tribune reporter who wrote the original piece later acknowledged in print that the Obama camp had ‘worked aggressively behind the scenes’ to push the story.” Many people said Axelrod had “an even more significant role — that he leaked the initial story.”

      Both Hull and his ex-wife opposed releasing their sealed divorce records, but they finally relented in response to the media’s hysteria — 18 days before the primary. Hull was forced to spend four minutes of a debate detailing the abuse allegation in his divorce papers, explaining that his ex-wife “kicked me in the leg and I hit her shin to try to get her to not continue to kick me.”

      After having held a substantial lead just a month before the primary, Hull’s campaign collapsed with the chatter about his divorce. Obama sailed to the front of the pack and won the primary. Hull finished third with 10 percent of the vote.

      As luck would have it, Obama’s opponent in the general election had also been divorced! Jack Ryan was tall, handsome, Catholic — and shared a name with one of Harrison Ford’s most popular onscreen characters! He went to Dartmouth, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School, made hundreds of millions of dollars as a partner at Goldman Sachs, and then, in his early 40s, left investment banking to teach at an inner city school on the South Side of Chicago.

      Ryan would have walloped Obama in the Senate race. But at the request of — again — the Chicago Tribune, California Judge Robert Schnider unsealed the custody papers in Ryan’s divorce five years earlier from Hollywood starlet Jeri Lynn Ryan, the bombshell Borg on “Star Trek: Voyager.”

      Jack Ryan had released his tax records. He had released his divorce records. But both he and his ex-wife sought to keep the custody records under seal to protect their son.

      Amid the 400 pages of filings from the custody case, Jack Ryan claimed that his wife had had an affair, and she counterclaimed with the allegation that he had taken her to “sex clubs” in Paris, New York and New Orleans, which drove her to fall in love with another man.

      (Republicans: If you plan a career in public office, please avoid marrying a wacko.)

      Ryan had vehemently denied her allegations at the time, but it didn’t matter. The sex club allegations aired on “Entertainment Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” and NBC’s “Today” show. CNN covered the story like it was the first moon landing.

      (Interestingly, international papers also were ablaze with the story — the same newspapers that were supposed to be so bored with American sexual mores during Bill Clinton’s sex scandal.)

      Four days after Judge Schnider unsealed the custody records, Ryan dropped out of the race for the horror of (allegedly) propositioning his own wife and then taking “no” for an answer.

      Alan Keyes stepped in as a last-minute Republican candidate.

      And that’s how Obama became a U.S. senator. He destroyed both his Democratic primary opponent and his Republican general election opponent with salacious allegations about their personal lives taken from “sealed” court records.

      Obama’s team delved into Sarah Palin’s marriage and spread rumors of John McCain’s alleged affair in 2008 and they smeared Herman Cain in 2011 with hazy sexual harassment allegations all emanating from David Axelrod’s pals in Chicago.

      It’s almost like a serial killer’s signature. Unsealed personal records have been released to the press. Obama must be running for office!

      So you can see what a pickle the Obama campaign is in having to run against a Dudley Do-Right, non-drinking, non-smoking, God-fearing, happily married Mormon.”

  • What crap! I don’t like Romney, but I know a lot of bullshit when it is dropped on my head, and that is what came out of the White House on this issue!

    • ellen_h

      You are talking rubbish

  • Ah Joe espousing as the outraged liberal. I know what was said because I heard it from the very lips of Clinton, The Obama, Ms. Rice, Jay Carney, Robt. ‘The Mouth” Gibbs and every single talking head at The Obama Network News Organizations. They all had their memos out and the talking point was blame it on the video, and they DID blame it on the video for nearly a week. It was a clumsy, amaturish, naive attempt to cover up something impossible to cover up, a terrorist attack in which Americans inconvienently died in the run-up to The Obama’s presumed reelection. It was pittiful and made me sick to my stomach to think that this Obamanation of an administration could think the American public so gullible to fall for their ham-handed conspiracy to cover the attacks up. I am voting for Romney, if he doesn’t win in the landslide I believe he should then this country deserves every single thing that befalls it under 4 more years (?) of The Obamanation.

    • ellen_h

      Listen to the re-play of the Presidents comments in the Rose Garden on 12th Sept. CNN are playing it today, but you can find it for yourself online. Listen before you speak. Then come back and apologize to everyone here.

  • Clevelander

    Joe, the facts are that obama’s state department stated that the cause of the incident was a spontaneous reaction to the video, in an effort to absolve themselves from the responsibility for not having foreseen an obvious planned attack. Instead, they ignored warnings, the fact the day was 9/11, and hired a crew of four unarmed fools instead of a professional security force, or a military unit, to protect our ambassador. For days obama and his crew of misinformation artists plied the “spontaneous act” argument, having to abandon it when information from other sources showed it was implausible.
    You left wingers are so biased, you cannot see the forest for the trees, and adopt this sanctimonious attitude that Romney is desecrating the memory of the dead ambassador by daring to ask for the truth: Who was responsible for the lack of security, and who decided to lie about the cause of the attack?

  • Carol DeFilippo

    Well guess this pundit is eating crow since the truth is finally out there…Romney was point on ….Why are you liberals protecting a liar, who put our entire country at risk and ignored a terrorist attack on 9/11 ?? obviously this pundit got his journalistic ability, (doubting a degree)
    at at Sears and Roebuck! or perhaps online!!

  • czervik

    This has to be an embarrassing article for the writer, given what we now know the truth to be. I wonder if he thinks the shameless diversion from the fact that Benghazi was an al Qaeda attack and not due to a bad video posted online that fewer than 300 people had seen.

    Yet, with this knowledge, Obama went to the U.N., Letterman and The View and continued espousing the lie. He is not fit for office. He has still not told the families of the aforementioned victims what really happened. If his term wasn’t over in 2 months he should be impeached.

  • Are we reduced to re-writing the truth because it doesn’t fit our political purpose?
    Clearly Obama et al claimed it was the response to the video. Does this author think everyone was asleep for 5 days?
    Not only did Obama mis-state the problem but he memorialized a hateful video that much of the world had never seen. And worse yet, that action publicized a propaganda weapon to the radicals to inflame moderates and borderline muslims.

    • ellen_h

      CNN has been re-playing the Presidents’ press conference in the Rose Garden on the 12th of Sept. I suggest you listen to it again and then re-write your own comment, but then telling the truth wouldn’t fit with your political purpose would it….. go back to Fox

  • GetSmarty

    It’s now October 17, 2012. The truth of what really happened in Lybia is emerging.

    Surprize, surprize.

    Joe Conason appears to have been completely wrong. Every word of the above column
    was based on the falsehood that the 9/11/12 attack was a spontaneous Libyan reaction to an anti-Muslim American made movie.

    We now know that it was a planned terrorist attack designed to coincide with the 11th Anniversary
    of the original 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US.

    The lie was promulgated by OBAMA FOR POLITICAL REASONS. Obama’s only foriegn policy success has been the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The terrorist attack in Lybia diminishes that success because it reminds Americans that while Bin Laen maybe dead–Al Qaeda led terrorism is not. Doesn’t fit neatly with Obama’s campaign message.

    Now that you know that Romney was correct and you were not, will you apologize, Joe?

    If you wish to maintain a sliver of credibility, you must eat a bit of humble pie–no matter how distasteful it may be.

    Poor Joe. He’s wrong far too often.

    • ellen_h

      Its you who needs to apologize. We don’t know anything yet and won’t until the 3 separate investigations are completed and the facts are known. Until then, you should stop making things up, perhaps you should go eat a whole pie.

  • The white house coverup of the unforgivable attack against the United States embassy shows the desperation felt by this administration. This is inexcusable and Clinton should resign tomorrow if she is so willing to take full responsibility.

    • ellen_h

      Why can’t you wait for the investigation to be complete. We are not all on YOUR agenda! Once the facts are in we will be told every detail so until then please have some patience and some common sense. Even the family of the victims has asked Romney to stop using their loved ones as political pawns in his game. Even the perpetrators haven’t claimed credit for the attack, why do you think that is? What is the point of pulling off a dreadful attack if no-one knows your group did it. Usually they announce it right away, they didn’t so now its going to take time to find out who did it and why. There is nothing inexcusable or unforgivable and there is no white house cover up.

  • girlpink

    Romney, has two faces, the true him behind closed doors where he bashes the poor and middle class, and then there is the other Romney that wants our votes thathe will do so much to help the poor and the middle class, wake up people this guy doesn’t care about anybody but the rich and wealthy, i liked when he asked Obama has he looked at his bank account statements and Obama said no i don’t have as much money as you, so i dont look at my bank statements, lol, its all in Gods hands

  • Mr. Conason: You’re the one who is arrogant and misinformed. My brother is a Marine with a special taskforce to reclaim embassies that are overrun and extract its U.S. citizens. He said the embassy wasn’t protected properly because the State Department wants to limit U.S. military exposure in Muslim countries and that’s why they use trained men from the hosting country. He said these men are there for the money only and have no vested interest in actually protecting U.
    S. diplomats and their staff. People can agree or disagree with the State Deparment’s strategy but it didn’t work this time and that’s all there is to it. Next, if President Obama did say it was a terrorist attack in the Rose Garden then why did Carney, Clinton, Rice, and even Obama say after the fact that it was due to an escalated protest/riot that was caused by an anti-Muslim video. On all the talk show appearances that Obama made he said it was too early to call it a terrorist attack and that we need to wait for a thorough investiation. So is it a terrorist attack or not? Surely even your left brain can see the truth in this. Here are a few more things to think about. If Republicans really were trying to take care of rich people (upper 5%) then there are a little over 700,000 of them who aren’t small business owners. Politicians are in business for votes so this makes no sense to attract these few voters at the expense of millions of voters. Anyone who really believes this about Republicans is very naive; I’m guessing you’re one of these people. If you owned Ford and were doing a great job of running your company what would you think if the government came in and saved your biggest competitor? Ford would’ve expanded their organization and hired people from GM so Obama didn’t have to get involved his only reason was to protect the auto-workers union. I for one am interested in taking care of my own retirement not other people. The FDIC protects people from losing money in the bank but GM had no government guarantees. The union kept asking for more and more in salaries and benefits and then wanted the taxpayers to bail them out. Where does it stop? I don’t know all of your problems but you have a major one that is going to negatively affect your life in many ways including your mental and physical health. Neither party is out to hurt people. Neither party has the best solution every time. Neither party is filled with a bunch of crooks. If you demonize one party you create a small world where you’ll never grow as a person. I recommend you get rid of the anger and open your eyes to other possibilities.

  • Get ready to become a Republican through enlightenment. I’ll start with the stimulus plan. If you were told to give $100 to your neighbor then more than likely that neighbor would spend the money on the same things you would’ve like gas, groceries, etc. The economy wasn’t stimulated the money was just redistributed. At least in the above scenario the money stayed in the same economy which isn’t the case with Obama’s plan because money is taken from me and you then Congress gets to decide who’ll get the money. Do you really think the money will make its way back to you? No, it goes where the votes are. They made terrible choices with where the money went. Do you think college graduates are interested in these shovel ready jobs President Obama promised? Next I’ll show how injecting borrowed (and sometimes printed) money into our economy every month dramatically increases our deficit because we end up with not a real but a pseudo economy and this is why our deficit is skyrocketing towards a fiscal cliff. Let’s say a businessman was traveling through a small town and stopped at a motel for the night. The owner said the room would be $100 so the businessman handed him cash and went to his room. The motel owner owed the bakery lady $100 so he handed it to her. She owed the farmer $100 for milk and eggs. The farmer owed a hooker in town $100 so he gave the $100 to her. The hooker owed the motel owner $100 for borrowing his rooms. So now the $100 is back on the motel owner’s counter when the businessman walks down stairs and takes the money and says he just can’t sleep in the room. So the businessman comes into town with $100 and leaves with the $100 but now four people are out of debt. How could this happen? This is our pseudo economy. Everyone in town thought they were paid up but they’re actually down $100 from where they were before the businessman arrived and eventually they’ll feel it. The Obama Administration is pumping billions of dollars every month into our economy but it isn’t generating enough revenue to pay the principal nor the interest back. It makes people feel good like those people in town but it isn’t real. This is his policy and it needs to be stopped immediately before we end up like Greece. My grandparents survived the great depression but I don’t know about you but I believe I’m too spoiled to do it.

  • I couldn’t resist giving you insight into the man you love. President Obama either lied or doesn’t have a clue about economics. He said he’d take the savings of getting us out of Afghanistan and Iraq and use half the savings to pay down our debt and half to stimulate our economy. It isn’t our money it’s borrowed money so we have no money to do these things. Plus even if it was our money we wouldn’t have the savings he’s promising. First of all the major expense of being in a war is in personnel. When these contractors and soldiers come home they’ll be out of jobs. The people who’ll be out of a job will get around $2,000 a month until they found employment; so billions of dollars would still be going out. There would be a lot of civilians out of jobs because they supported the war effort (i.e. computers, meals, uniforms, vehicles, etc.). So at the end of the day hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work and in need of government assistance. Something else to think about is these people would not contribute to our drastic need for additional tax revenues; our revenues would go down because they won’t have jobs. There are no savings and I’d be shocked if President Obama didn’t know this; once again it just sounds good on the campaign trail. I guess politicians get to a point where they no longer have a conscious and figure lying is just part of the game. I find this both sad and disgusting.

  • Again and again Democrats blame President Bush for handing them a disastrous economy and claim this is why they haven’t accomplished the objectives they’ve promised. First of all, it’s not the President who affects an economy beyond providing some direction it’s the House and Senate; they develop the legislation/polices. The Democrats controlled both the House and Senate the last two years of Bush’s Administration and the first two years of Obama’s Administration. The problem is most people don’t understand who’s responsible for what in Washington nor do they understand what the Democrats did while they had control of the House and Senate. Obama knew what he was getting into yet he still made outlandish promises on how he’d create millions of jobs, cut the debt in half, get gas prices down, grow our economy over 4% a year, etc. I’m sure he did this to get elected figuring he’d find an excuse once he was in office which is exactly what he’s doing now. If he didn’t know what he was getting into before taking office then that alone tells me about his leadership abilities.

  • Obama earmarked over $900 million for the state of Illinois yet he attacked earmarks at almost all his stump speeches in 2007 and 2008. He said he would squash this disgusting manipulation of taxpayer money. He even said he would comb every piece of legislation for pork before it was voted on. More promises broken because there were over 1,000 earmarks in the Health Care Bill according to independent studies. The earmarks were used to buy votes (Democrats and Republicans alike) as there was a major run on pork the last few weeks before the Bill went before Congress for review. This is the typical process of sliding in earmarks because they’re hard to find especially if the legislation is as large as the Health Care Bill. I’d love to get rid of earmarks but I don’t have a clue how to do it. But I wasn’t the one who made the promise to do it, President Obama did. Sound familiar?

  • Obama didn’t deliver transparency especially when it comes to lobbyists. He aggressively attacked them yet nothing has changed. He even said he wouldn’t let them in the White House and that meetings would be on-line for taxpayers to see. Maybe getting rid of lobbyists isn’t realistic but he’s the one who attacked them and said he’d get rid of them. He also promised to place Bills on the internet for five days before he signed them (The Sunshine Act) which he never did. These things certainly aren’t transparent so yet again more broken promises. Keep in mind I could’ve brought up a massive amount of failures from the Administration when it comes to transparency but this document is large enough as it is. Before I forget when it comes to promises broken. President Obama said at the last debate that he was going to offer a “Hire a Vet” credit for businesses. This is exactly what he said on the campaign trail in 2007 and 2008 but he and his Democratic controlled House and Senate never even put it on the floor for a vote. Sixty Minutes interviewed people who worked for and with Governor Romney in both the private and public sector guess what they said…if Mitt says he’s going to do something he does it. They said that to him it was a moral issue. Every hear any credible source say anything bad about Romney’s character.

  • How do you feel about taking money from the “rich” and giving it to the middle-class? Is it ethical to take money out of one person’s wallet and give it to someone else? Taking money from the rich and giving it to other people is the same as taking money from people making $50,000 a year and telling them to give it to people making less than them. Would they like it? Would they consider it stealing? Would they think it’s ethical? Is it any different than what Democrats are trying to do to those making more than $250,000 a year? Saying someone can afford it is as ridiculous as a police officer not investigating a burglary because the owners have plenty of money. It really is this simple. Where have our morals gone? I miss the Greatest Generation!

  • Obama constantly talks about hiring 100,000 math and science teachers but the Republicans are blocking him which isn’t true. The Obama Administration spent $80 billion dollars on green technology that went south. Some of the money they threw away actually went to China for building windmills. It didn’t stimulate our economy but it sure did China’s. The fact is if Obama hadn’t burned $80 billion dollars he could’ve hired two million teachers. By the way the one trillion dollar deficit each year cost us over 13,000,000 jobs. We can’t force green technology on U.S. citizens. In the business world we don’t push products we entice consumers to buy them. This strategy is called pulling consumers. For example when companies run ads for their products they want to get consumers in a store and buy their products; they don’t place unwanted products in shoppers’ baskets; this is exactly what our government is doing. G.M. is sitting on enough electric batteries to light up the U.S. because they can’t sell enough electric cars to move their inventory. G.E. is sitting on a massive amount of electric vehicle charging stations. These stations were to be placed in various locations so drivers could stop and plug their cars in. How many times do these green companies need to fail before we get the point? Half of the ones Obama invested in have gone bankrupt. As they say, insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting a different outcome. By its very definition, investing heavily in green technology is insanity. Not a problem investing in it but doing it in a focused manner and responsibly to prevent throwing money away.

  • I have many commentaries below; see if you can argue my points.

  • You seem to imply that Obama was Presidential as CIC on this Middle East fiasco. You embarrass yourself.

  • RARM

    As a non-American, those supporting Romney need to stop listen and think. He is a great talker and is conning the american citgizens. President Obama was given a country in dire straits due to mismanagement and wrong decisions make by the last Republican Government. WAKE UP AMERICA DO NOT GETG CONNED.

  • RARM

    As a non-American; America wake up and no not getg conned by a man who is a good speaker and that is about it. Remember that President Obama was given a country to run that was not doing well economically and also in a war that was handed

  • how come romeny put mass in a bad situation for massasschusetts when as gov of mass. he bank- rupted many companies and sold them for $29000 each to foreign companies! also why is he puting much of his mopney into poor countries that do not tax big money depositers in thir banks. If those dummies were to tax say about 75% of that money they would become very rich DUMB FOERIGN BANKERS!

  • if any mistakes in spelling sorry about that also y does obama lie about the wall street bailout when he did such why is wall street donating $93,000,000 to Obama campaign?

  • rdirsa

    We all know Obama is a lying , deceiving individual with no values and definately, like most Democrats, no ideas. They don’t have a clue.

  • mitch1000

    Joe Conason, thanks for mentioning Romney’s “military record” during the Vietnam era. I suggest that an outline of Romney’s actual business experience, including where he got his start would be of interest. Also, I suggest you mention Mitt’s first name. Check Wikipedia.

  • You do realize Governor Romney has been successful at everything he’s done on a professional level? Do you realize he has helped the less fortunate his entire life with both time and money? Do you know he’s had the same best friends his entire life? Now let’s take President Obama. He wasn’t successful on a professional level just in politics. He gave very little time and money to charitable organizations. As a matter of fact he donated very little money to charaties until his run for President. He doesn’t have any best friends beyond those he met over the last ten years and all are engaged in the Democratic Party where friends can be many as long as you’re winning. You demonized Romney in your article yet when it comes to character the two aren’t even close.

    • bchredhead

      Wow, you are painting Romney for Sainthood! He might be good in business and know how to make himself very rich however, at the debate the other night, he came off as a bully, a child if you may, that does not get his own way. He was obnoxious with Candy Crowley and rude to the POTUS. He is use to getting his own way and could not allow the President to have the last word even though he was not allotted “another turn.” I was waiting for him to start stomping his feet!!

      As I saw it and along with many others, that he was acting as the CEO and feels he has no rules. Is this someone we want to be dealing with Heads of States? If he bullies the world, mark my words, he will start another war if not several. Probably why he has over 2 billion aimed for the Military budget (that the Pentagon has said they DO NOT NEED!)

      Yes, the President has not been able to do all that he promises, how many politicians really do everything they promise? Not many. Maybe if he hadn’t had the Obstructionists Repubs in charge of the House, maybe something would’ve been passed like the jobs bill he has tried to put through several times. Oh wait, and the little group including Paul Ryan that said they would do everything to stop the President on day one! They all should have been made to resign. To me, that is treason!

  • ohioceltic

    Machiavelli said,”for a long time I have not said what I have believed nor do I ever believe what I say,and if indeed sometimes I do happen to tell the truth,I hide it among so many lies that it is hard to find.ROMNEY/RYAN COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER.

  • Whoever wrote this is a goddamn idiot. All these populist success hating losers are appalled that Romney is in position to win this election, so they take every chance possible to paint him in a negative light. HOW THE FUCK are you criticizing Romney for this? Obama’s administration let a guy get killed because they were too lazy, too stupid, or two uninformed to get him out of there before the hammer dropped. If Bush was president you miserable fucks would be calling for Impeachment. Obama is a disgrace, he has accomplished literally nothing during his presidency, he does not know or does not care enough about the economy to put the 23MM people out of work back to work. Several of the green companies he has supported have failed, costing taxpayers billions. Time to go Barack. Also time to find a new career Joe Conason, you sir are a goddamn disgrace to journalism.

  • Randy Kitchens

    Why dont you grow up and use your mental abilities for more tasks than “whats for lunch?”
    The Internet provides all statistics for every person in elected life. Therefore had you researched you would have realized that Romney :
    (a) spoke the truth. Americans do not apologize for our freedom of speech or any of our freedoms. Muslims come here in search of a better life. They are just as free to leave but are welcome here.
    (b) Romney will not talk about it but 57% of his last years INCOME went to taxes and Charity leaving his income below that of Obama. Did Obama give a couple hundred bucks? The US taxpayer was out 1.4 billion dollars entertaining the Obamas last year and Michelle promises a big PARTY when Barack wins again. Whats that gonna cost us? While Mitt would be quite comfortable having a working vacation at seldomly used now, Camp David.
    (c) Romney is a morally upright family man. God is first ,Family is second and all else does not really matter. I know for a fact that you will never find a brother to Mitt Romney living in poverty in another country, or an Aunt or Uncle.
    (d) George Bush did and is doing more for the African Continent than any one before or since his presidency. Black Unemployment in America is ridiculously high and belatedly Obama came up with an obscure idea that may help a little is 3 or 4 years. Meanwhile Obama wants Wall Street White Corporate America’s money.
    (e) Romney will not go on a Apology Tour. He will however FULLY support our ARMED SERVICES and as a student of History, learn from it. ARAB SPRING?
    Remember not so long ago Russia wanted Afghanistan. We did not and do not. We helped them liberate themselves. See where that got us? Our Nobel Peace Prize winners name is all over Libya, a country that has given us trouble over 200 years. Enough is enough. Yet we fiddle.

  • That horrible YouTube video is only moderately more offensive and disgusting than this very article written by an idiot who doesn’t seem to understand that the freedom of expression that allows the nefarious folks who did the video is the very same freedom that lets this hack sling his drivel. I can tolerate the YouTube guys more easily because they are new to the concept of freespeech and have been seeing their friends and family brutally murdered by their oppressors. Mr Conason has no such excuse for his hate filled and blind ignorance.

  • Mitt the millionaire, not of the people, unless you count on tax cheating multi-millionaires as us.
    They don’t know or care about anyone who isn’t just like them. That’s why he gets away with holding his wealth outside the U.S. Do you think he’s the only one who does that.?

  • Who writes this hate-filled, fear-mongering, extremist and twisted garbage? Keith Olbermann? Jeanine Garofalo? Lawrence O’Donnell? Eliot Spitzer? Chris Matthews? Rachel Maddow? Stuart Smalley?
    OH!!! I noticed that the most disingenuous assclown to ever get his mug on a supposedly honest and objective mainstream network tv show… writes here!! Jonathan Alter is a supremely dishonest, POS liberal hack. Before I became biased and partial; during the 2000 election cycle, he was on the air ‘evaluating’ the returns. I was completely open to either party. But I noticed in short order that he was meaning to convince everyone watching that republican = evil, and democrat = glorious.. without saying it out loud. And he lied through his teeth in nearly every single statement. Since then I’ve wished I could meet him in an alley with no-one around. These types of radicals are what is wrong with our nation. And even though I could destroy him with my superior intellect, I would just sooo thoroughly enjoy exhibiting my fighting skills. It’s been nearly 30 years since I stepped in the ring, but some things are like riding a bicycle. (I never lost- even a round. I was so incredibly fast that no-one even came close to hitting me. I just played with them. Like Ali vs Ernie Terrell. Look it up) Please someone who knows Alter; I beg you; I’ll pay a grand to meet him face to face!!!

  • I’d also pay to debate the jerkoff dickface on political ideology. Or anything! And if you get this, Alter, you better check your IQ first, you C*NT, mine’s 147.

  • I did ellen_h and printed out the transcript, everyone should read the transcript! Obama said “acts of terror”, acts being plural. In the context spoken, it was a general statement. In no way did he state the act of attacking and killing the personnel at the Consulate in Libya was at the hands of terrorists. He called them murderers and alluded to the video as an instigation for the activities leading to the deaths of these four people.

    A total falacy! Candy Crowly was absolutely wrong as well.

  • bamagal0007

    lol…desperate much?

  • bamagal0007

    Jealous much? LOL… Fool.

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  • bamagal0007

    it was not the cause pf the death pf ambassador stevens…period. Lack of security was…get you head outta Obama’s a s s fool.

  • bamagal0007

    Few democrats have it.

  • thtroll

    This kind of publication would be appropriate for MSNBC and Media Matters for America. It’s not to be taken seriously.

  • Obama needs to go!