By Gene Lyons

The ‘Foxified’ Media Cost Romney Two Debates

October 24, 2012 12:00 am Category: Memo Pad 194 Comments A+ / A-
The ‘Foxified’ Media Cost Romney Two Debates

“Declaring something an act of terror does not necessarily mean you are declaring it a terror attack.”
–Megyn Kelly, Fox News, October 18, 2012

The most remarkable thing about the third presidential debate between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney was what didn’t happen. Fox News Mitt, the right-wing fire breather expected to tear Obama a new one over his vacillating foreign policy, never showed.

Instead, voters saw Moderate Mitt, an intelligent fellow with limited understanding of the world beyond a balance sheet, playing it safe: out of his element, and completely out of his league.

Inside the Fox News bubble, see, President Obama is an affirmative-action hire lost without a teleprompter. Face to face, however, a fully-engaged president was more than his inexperienced rival could handle.

Pundits trying to make Romney look shrewd call it a tactical retreat. Bush-style bombast would have scared women voters, who don’t want to send their children to Syria; nor to Iran.

So Romney ended up affirming President Obama’s policies almost across the board—all but nominating him as Secretary of State in a Romney administration—and getting his hat handed to him when he didn’t.

At times, Obama risked arousing sympathy for his opponent. Responding to Romney’s complaint about today’s Navy having too few ships, the president’s sarcasm was withering: “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so the question is not a game of Battleship, where we’re counting ships. It’s what are our capabilities.”

Romney wisely dropped the issue.

Other times, Obama let him off easy. Syria’s strategically crucial, Romney announced, because it’s Iran’s “route to the sea.” Never mind that Syria and Iran don’t share a land border, while Iran has hundreds of miles of beachfront property on the Persian Gulf.

Obama could have noted that the guy criticizing him for not making peace between Israel and Palestine told supporters in a secretly recorded video that peace there was impossible.

Truthfully, Romney probably lost the third debate when he bungled so badly at the end of the second. The candidate’s immersion in the Fox fake news bubble left him looking like the overmatched prosecutor on the old “Perry Mason” show.

For weeks, Fox and its allies had falsely alleged that the Obama administration cravenly refused to call the murder of four Americans at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya a terrorist act.

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  • dtgraham

    Brand new BBC poll out. 20 out of 21 countries polled around the world hope that the U.S. picks Obama next month over Romney, and by huge margins. The one exception–Pakistan. I hope American voters see this and factor it into their decision.

    You know, I usually like to think that I have some kind of a basic understanding of world events…..but Pakistan loves Mitt Romney? I have no idea what that means. Not sure I want to know.

    • latebloomingrandma

      It probably falls along the same lines as many Americans—don’t love Romney, just hate Obama. In their case, it’s because he’s a badass who embarrassed them.

      • dggrundhoffer

        Most likely it is the color of his skin. I now know we have not come as far in accepting others of color as much as we should.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

          Or as much as we like to delude ourselves into believeing.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            If Anybody Saw Romney Failed Overseas Trip This Pass Summer You Will Know Why They Don’t Like He!! The Only Reason The Jewish People Pretended They Liked Him Is Cause Romney Swore To Rages War With Them Against Iran And I Wonder Do They Know Romney Has Investment With Iran Thru China Company Called CNOOK!!! Blind Trust My Ass!!!

          • dggrundhoffer

            No we are sometimes are afraid to admit the truth or see it as the truth.

        • grammyjill

          Remember Bin Ladin was in Pakistan and Obama didn’t ask if we could go after him there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      dt, that doesn’t surprise me. Pakistan under Musharraff’s rule, played cat and mouse with President Bush for years, while providing safehaven to Osama bin Laden and getting billions in aid from the USA. The fact that they prefer a Republican President over a man who has hit Al Qaeda and Taliban targets, and ignored them when he ordered the raid that ended the miserable life of OBL doesn’t surprise me in the least. In fact, it is to be expected. AQ and the Taliban need a Republican president to regroup, succeed and resume the rate of terrorist attacks that prevailed when Republicans were in power.

      • dtgraham

        Yeah, they’re still frosted over OBL I guess. Obama has just been a killer who’s not big on borders. First Nobel Peace Prize winner with a kill list. A number of liberals have a problem with his list and his drones and I don’t really know how I feel about that either to tell you the truth.

        About that poll—–I was thinking that if Americans can’t seem to make up their minds to do the right thing, then it’s too bad you guys couldn’t stay at home and let the rest of the world vote for you. Just think of the rest of us as your mom making you eat your Obama brand vegetables. They’re good for you and you’ll thank us later.

        President O is still awfully popular in Canada.

        Good luck with your surgery Dominick.

    • northroader1775

      Romney is a boots on the ground guy….pakistan can shoot back at boots on the ground. Obama is a silent death from above guy they have no answer for this and even though it is soooooo much less destructive than a boots on the ground war they prefer it because they understand it. They want targets to shoot at Obama is commited to not giving them any.

      • patuxant

        Good point. And in light of the bayonets and horses matter, it makes a great deal of sense.

    • Sweeeny

      “Overall, an average of 50 per cent would prefer to see Obama elected, compared to only 9 per cent who prefer Romney. The rest express no preference between the two.” Only, understandably, Pakistan went for Romney. They think the Pres was a little rude coming in to their country without telling them.

      If countries were states, Romney would get approx zero electrol college votes.

      • dtgraham

        He’d get zero in Canada.

    • grandbaby1

      It probably refers to the last debate where Mitt stated Pakistan was important and we should continue to send them money

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    Blaming the media for Romney’s lack of foreign policy knowledge, lack of familiarity military with military requirements and capabilities, his flip flopping and for Romney’s endorsement of policies that have been tried before and failed is classic Republican campaign strategy.
    President Obama’s foreign policy should serve as a model for future administrations to follow. It combines respect for the sovereignty and interests of others while defending our security and interests abroad. Isolated and increasingly rare terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities or interests abroad are not a sign of failure, they are the direct consequence of a world where evil, intolerance, greed, materialism and religious zealotry are part of our daily lives. Eradicating that is a virtual impossibility, the best we can do is show through deeds and strength the price our enemies will pay when they harm us, and President Obama has repeatedly done that.
    Blaming the economic and fiscal chaos that existed in 2007-08 on President Obama can only be acceptable to those suffering from amnesia or influenced by ideology and prejudices that are not germaine to what should be part of our decision making process when it comes to voting. President Obama spent the last 3.5 years trying to correct and overcome the damage done by Republican policies and an inept Republican administration. Making the Obama administration responsible for the root causes of the problems we endured, and the sacrifices made to overcome them, requires a leap of faith that only the most naive or prejudiced can accept.
    The media is not responsible for Romney’s flip flopping. He embraced that practice when it became obvious that Republican policies were not resonating and that unless he changed course he was going to lose the election. His position on every issue relevant to mainstream America is anyone’s guess. He goes from conservative republicanism when he addresses certain audiences, to neo-democratic principles when he talks to a national audience. He is a master of disguises that should be acceptable only to those holding a Halloween party.

    • latebloomingrandma

      I almost fell out of my chair when Romney said “We can’t kill our way out of this.” Huh?
      Every neocon policy has to deal with continuous warmongering . For 6 years, Romney has been hawkish and saber rattling. Three fourths of his foreign policy advisors are Bush neocons. Now he’s peacenik Romney? The TV pundits are shaking their heads at the President for the smallness of his campaign by firing up crowds with “Romnesia”. I share the President’s exasperation over the etch-a-sketchiness of his opponent.

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        Hope You Not Buying The Shape Shifting Romney That Was Just BULLSHIT!!! Romney Knows America Has Had It Up To Their Neck With These Money Costing Wars So He Just Morphed Into Moderate Mitt Just To Get More Votes!! Romney Has Been Conning America For Years Now That’s How He Got All Those American Companies To Believe He’s There To Help Them Then Loaded Them With So Much Debt Where They Had No Choice Be To Fail!!!

        • fedupwitgop

          Hey Fern!!!
          I can always count on you to tell it like it is

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/R4RZTN7GJFLYBYCDAMNLQ5OXC4 Angelia Durant

          Amen Fern Woodfork

        • latebloomingrandma

          Not to worry, Fern. I’m not buying anything Romney is selling. I keep scratching my head over what it is he is selling. Who knows?

        • http://www.lebanon-dems.org SgtCedar

          This is what happens when Romneybot 2012 goes on a stage without George Bush’s remote control pack inside his jacket. If John Bolton had been at the controls Monday none of this would have happened.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        His neo-pacifist statement was superceded only by his claim that the U.S. Navy capabilities had been reduced to 1916 levels, and the assertion that Iran needs Syria to have access to the sea. His knowledge of world geography, especially his familiarity with the Persian Gulf region, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean make Sarah Palin look like a genius!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

      I heard one commentator compare the 3rd debate to a boxing match and that Romney didn’t do badly. He stated Romney just clinched a lot. I thought this to be a very poor analogy since in boxing the challenger has to take the title away from the champion. In a boxing analogy Obama won easily on points, he couldn’t knock out Romney because Romney refused to fight, he just utter phrases Al Qeida in Mali, less Navy ships than in 1916 and other thought provoking ideas.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMT6C3LHLJDD4RX4NB4KY5ICAE gargray

      Dominick you cover everything, great writings.

    • neece00

      Thank you Dominick, for your fine words.

    • Faraday_Cat

      During the primaries, I was predicting a landslide democratic victory…and if the Mitt Romney that debated Pawlenty, Paul, Gingrich, et al had continued to push the prescriptions he used to win the primary, it would have been a figurative slaughter. Who would have known that he would reverse course on nearly everything he campaigned so hard for during the primaries? I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that was about to happen, but then maybe that’s because I still think that running for any office on your actual beliefs and policies is the only way for the public to get who (or what) they really want out of government. I hope I’m not alone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        You are correct, Romney did a 180 on almost everything he – and the GOP – stand for. He flipped flopped on his tax plan, the MEDICARE dismantling and SS privatization plan, spending reductions and even abortion.
        This happened when he and his campaign strategists concluded that the GOP policy changes they were proposing were costing them votes. When that happened Romney moved to the center, appropriated most of President Obama’s policies, and has gone as far as criticizing him for not going far enough to the left!
        The disgust I felt when I heard some of the comments he has made in recent weeks, and the hypocrisy of his political shift, was replaced with incredulity and I could help asking myself how conservative Republicans would react to Romney’s conversion to neo-Democrat. It wasn’t long before I realized that the alleged ideological shift does not bother Republicans in the least because they know it is a con job being used to get votes, and that if Romney is elected he will have no choice but to tow the line for the donors that managed to transform his pathetic persona into a viable candidate for the naive.

    • http://profiles.google.com/attorneystoll Lem Stoll

      Obama has won the electoral college….talk all you want…Romney simply can’t win.

  • chisolm

    Apparently the author missed Candy’s retraction of her interruption when Romney questioned President Obama’s speech about the Libya attack.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      Candy did not retract the validity or essence of her observation, but the fact that as a moderator she should have remained neutral and not get involved in a debate between two candidates running for president. Insinuating that the statement made by the President in the Rose Garden the day after the attack against our consulate was not an acknowledgement that it was a terrorist attack because he said “THESE terrorist attacks, instead of THIS terrorist attack is classic Republican campaign strategy which, more often than not, is focused on nitpicking and ridiculous observations rather than substance. Their goal is not only to demonize the incumbent, but deflect attention from their record which, on this issue, starts with 9/11/01.

      • chisolm

        If President Obama was aware the attack was a planned terrorist attack rather than a spontaneous uprising, caused by a video, why did he send several of his people to numerous news shows telling the American people the video story?

        • Dianes4babies

          Who says that he was aware that it was a planned attack???

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

          You need to understand that is foreign countries their idea of “planned” may seen to be spontaneous to us. Many of these cities right now are nothing more than Wild West types with armed people riding around in vehicles or in street mobs looking for trouble. When confronted with the opportunity to make a statement with their violence they do so, so in essence it is something they planned to do. Now as far as a military planned execution, no it is not, but they still know how to fight to achieve their purposes. We need to judge how and what they do based on their culture not ours and how we would do it here.

          • chisolm

            Perhaps you should give another news’ source a try. When mortars are being fired at our embassy from a considerable distance that tells you that not only was the attack planned, it was carried out by trained personnel, not the usual rock-throwing young radicals.

      • BDD1951

        Sometimes you first impulse is to correct something that is wrong. No she shouldn’t have said anything, but I say “Candy is Dandy.” It probably would not have been corrected through the news media otherwise. Especially Fox news.

        • Lovefacts

          I disagree. I think a moderator should correct falsehoods–I’m being kind with falsehoods. Between my years as an army brat and working for the CIA, I’ve become increasingly worried about our country.

          If Romney wins, it will say that Americans either don’t care if the candidate is a liar or doesn’t understand anything outside of their narrow background. Romney did NOT create jobs. In his own words, he tried to turn a company profitable and at five years harvest it.

          Once, the media actually reported the news, and it wasn’t telecast 24/7. Once we actually cared about the truth and knew the difference between political rehetoric and reality. Once we actually voted across party lines.

          However with 24/7 news, we’re actually less informed. Instead of newspapers or investigative journalists, we’ve got talking heads who for the most part don’t know history or care and believe their sole goal is to push 30-60 second news bits or specific political agendas. None of them does indepth reporting. Not even the so-called specialists.

          When I lived in Europe, I loved watching the BBC News. It reminded me of our news years ago. It gave the background of a news story, and once a week took gave the history behind an event or proposed law and where it now stood.

          Nothing happens in a vacuum. We Americans forget this at our peril.

          • TZToronto

            When the news divisions were taken over by the entertainment divisions, real news and analysis died. Cynical executives don’t want short-attention-span Americans to change channels and miss the lucrative pharmaceutical commercials, so it’s 30-second reports. Period. Do you remember all of those one-hour CBS Reports specials years ago? The best we get now is 60 Minutes with their 10-minute “in-depth” reports.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

          When Mittey looked to Candy and implied he was asking her for her approval to his statement that gave her the opening to either let Mitt lie or to correct his misstatement. I am glad she chose the latter. To know something is a lit and to let it stand is to be a part of the lie. I am impressed with her moral fiber.

          • patuxant

            Yes, and this gave Faux and Limbaugh a major coronary! On the spot fact checking. I loved it!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Well, Dominick. You must be confused! I remember distinctly therepublicans telling us the US was NOT ATTACKED on GW’s watch!

        • patuxant

          What? What do you call the Twin Towers and the Pentagon?

      • Cairndance

        I think Candy stepped in to stop the bickering! Just like a Mother when her kids are arguing! She did it and forced them to move on. Good for Candy!

      • chisolm

        You may want to check a few other news’ sources than what you currently use.

    • dggrundhoffer

      it is the truth and America should know the truth.

    • old_blu

      That’s not true Liar.

  • anyasnote

    That’s why he doesn’t want to show his income taxes because it will show where his money are coming from. SHame and most people will vote for R/Rbecause of hate for a black man. They will sink the ship with people aboard to get rid of the Captain. We will be drifting into oblivion of austerity with no clear direction where we are going. Who knows maybe we will sink, we are floating steady and slow but who knows what R/R hold for the rest of the crew???

  • Johnny Thomas

    To many people have lost the courage to vote on what is good for us they vote on what they sign up .I guess they just don’t want to fool with it or are discouraged because of so much so many telling lie’s like Romany has in all his past.It take’s a lot immoral self centered scum to take credit for what children have accomplished and he wasn’t even their.

    • lana ward

      Red Diaper said Government, not individuals get credit for everything that is done, when he said “you didn’t build that”, someone else made that happen

      • http://www.facebook.com/blake.faulkner.7 Blake Faulkner

        Glad you brought up Romney’s ‘Being There’ as Governor of Massachusetts lana ward…The people of Massachusetts remember him well. Not with affection…just…well. They do NOT have Romnesia. That is why Obama has a 20 percent margin over their ex-governor right now in the polls. And he claimed to have worked in a bi-partisan fashion with the Democrat-led Massachusetts legislature to get things done. He does get credit for his state-wide health care plan…dubbed Romneycare…that the legislature adopted…Because he sold ot to them as a cost saving health plan…with an individual mandate to purchase health insurance. And it did save money. And Massachusetts is happy with it. However, everything else the state legislature proposed was vetoed by Governor Romney. And then the legislature mustered enough votes to over-ride Romney’s vetoes. Every…single…time…like 400 something of them!!!…Looks like they built stuff withOUT the Governator. I await your withering factual Teabagger corrections. I’m sure I may be wrong in some small way…You know…the stuff you Teabaggers love to obsess about…Kinda like I obsess so much about reliably bad Teabagger spelling. You will devastate me if you find I’ve made a spelling error TOO.

        • http://www.facebook.com/blake.faulkner.7 Blake Faulkner

          Dammit…I forgot to mention something above. The ACA (Obamacare) is a watered down compromise with insurance companies…that is almost an exact duplicate of Massachusetts ‘Romneycare’…except on a national level, not a state level. Romney sold his health plan as a cost-saving one. But he and his GOP co-horts are saying ‘Obamacare’ will increase costs for everyone…not save them…I think I’ll stick with the President on credibility…and so much else…

    • lana ward

      You need to check that out buster, Romney WAS there. He was the Governor!!! He made that happen!!

  • lana ward

    For 2 weeks Red Diaper said the attack was because of the anti-Islam movie. He said it on the view, he said it on Letterman, and he even said it was because of the movie when he spoke at the United Nations meeting. Why?

    • Sand_Cat

      Well, we certainly wouldn’t want the facts to get in the way of a good story, would we? And who is “Red Diaper” besides another sad right-wing attempt at toilet humor?

  • montanabill

    For the clueless: “We have these things called aircraft carriers”… (ergo, we need few fewer ships) We have 11 aircraft carriers to cover the world. You might also check out today’s CNN’s timeline for the administration Benghazi statements and go read for yourself, what Obama actually said when he claimed he was calling it terror the next day. His statement could have been referring to an attack by a flying squirrel it was so general.

    Oh, and there is another CNN headline:

    E-mails: White House knew of Benghazi terror claim (within hours)

    • awakenaustin

      Tell me is this the best you have? Even if we assume arguendo that you are correct, is this the best you have? One foreign policy mistake in four years. Surely you have some complaint of more significance to the future of all mankind to set out. Like he got us into some stupid war that cost us more than 6000 dead American servicemen and women, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of collaterall civilian deaths, the looting of our national treasury, and the emnity of half the world. Surely you have some significant complaint like that. No, you don’t! All you have this crap. I bet you voted for Bush both times, the second time despite the fact that he had cocked-up our foreign policy almost beyond repair.
      Your stuff about the only 11 carrier strike groups is just twaddle. What is the number of the carrier strike forces of China? Russia? Libya? Iran? North Korea? Syria? Germany? Serbia? Pakistan? India? Great Britian? Canada? Mexico? Add them all together. Do you get a number greater than 11? Actually why don’t you add up all the other carrier strike groups in the entire world and tell me that number and tell me if it is higher than 11.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        Actually folks, we have 15 Carrier Centered Battle groups around the world.Each is made up of a variety of ships, includiong missle armed submarines, and each has a complement of marines. We have ships which were NOT DREAMED OF in 1916. And in truth of fact we had a very small navy in 1916 as we had not yet become a world power. The US wanted nopart of world affairs in the early 20 th century.

        • awakenaustin

          There appear to be 11 active carrier strike groups in the US Navy. If they have Marines on them they are almost exclusively pilots. It seems that as of 1998 Marine Detachments no longer serve on Navy ships other than as pilots. Prior to that their duty was primarily on-board security. There are Marine FAST forces but they do not serve on-board.

      • montanabill

        Yeah, yeah, the world would have been better off if al Qaeda and the Taliban still had their training and operations centers in Afghanistan and Hussein and his sons were still gassing Kurds and feeding weapons to terror groups. Probably wouldn’t matter that there would be no way Saddam would not try to build a nuke knowing Iran was working on one. But, hey, we could still be talking to him about not doing it.

        Carrier forces are not about facing off with other carrier groups. They are about providing American power where it is needed. The world is a very large place and there are still plenty of bad actors. The primary difference, apparently, between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives would rather have more power available, than to suddenly find, as we did at the start of WW II, that we were woefully short.

        Just suspecting that our Marines could have been on site in Benghazi within an hour could have had an impact on those attacking us.

        • awakenaustin

          Why don’t you ask the dead about how necessary that war was? Make sure to include the Iraqi dead in your poll. Ask them if they were given the choice to die in their best interest as we defined it. I clearly think the world will be better off if Mitt isn’t elected. Your retort about al-Qaida and the Taliban leaves out Osama. Hum? That entire response is a clear indication of desperation on your part.
          No, they are not about facing other carrier groups and that clearly was not my point. It is a stratagem to misinterpret the point so you can avoid addressing it. Given the purposes of carrier strike forces, 10 more than any other country probably gets us there. ( We have more Navy tonnage than the next 13 nations combined.) They are not rapid response outfits either. Defeated on every point you shift the ground of the argument to some other point. Ultimately it is a losing strategy. There are no Marine Detachments assigned to carrier strike forces as a regular matter (except pilots) since 1998. It took the Marine FAST force sent to Libya after the event clearly more than an hour to get there. It is a long flight. So suspect all you want you will still be wrong. If you had them on a carrier twenty miles off the coast you couldn’t get them organized, properly armed and equipped for the situation, briefed on what they were doing and where they were going and what to expect, and on the copters in an hour. As a general rule the local commanders kind of like to have some idea of the sh!t mess they are putting their men into before they send them off.

          • montanabill

            Should I also ask the ones who died at the hands of those we made war on? How about those who are alive today because we acted?
            Gee, how could I ever leave out Osama. I know he wasn’t part of the conversation, but Obama got Osama, with a little help from others.
            Your arguments still assume that no one was smart enough to anticipate trouble and make contingency plans. Sorry, but that either indicates total incompetence or simple malfeasance.

          • awakenaustin

            You should ask them also. If you can calculate those who are alive today because of us then by all means ask them what they think of the war. You left him out not me and he was al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Sure people were smart enough to detect it only they didn’t. I am sure you would have. My arguments do not assume what you say they assume. The world is a big place. This kind of trouble could have occurred a lot of places. Maybe we should have had contingency plans for everything in the world that could possibly go wrong anywhere. It is obvious today that trouble would occur there. Just as it is obvious that the guys who flew into the Twin Towers were planning to do that. How did you miss it? You should have warned us. You just want to have something to complain about and you would find it even if nothing occurred.
            I assume you have given up on the carrier strike groups argument. I nailed that one! One swing and right out of the park.

          • montanabill

            He was a straw man in your argument so Obama could get at least one atta boy.
            Yes, we should have contingency plans for all possible trouble spots. Every good businessman has contingency plans and I expect no less of a massive intelligence community, state department and executive branch.
            I guess you hit the Twin Tower attack out of the park too. Nobody bothered to tell me that there were radical Islamists learning to fly airplanes, so I totally missed it.
            You dismissed the possible availability of Naval/Marine support, so count your swing as a foul ball.

          • awakenaustin

            They don’t have Marines on board ship anymore! Do you understand that? When they did they were almost exclusively for on-board security. They are put on ships today for special pre-planned missions. You cannot just alert the entire Navy and Marine Corps and put them out on boats all over the world without some good intelligence ahead of time that something bad is going to occur somewhere. There was no such advance significant intelligence regarding Benghazi. With 9/11 there was in fact intelligence of that nature and of the nature you so cavalierly dismiss. However, it was in bits and pieces and scattered everywhere. After the fact it is easy to put it all together and piss and moan about how unprepared the other guys were. It is easy to sit back in your armchair and talk about how silly they were. That is what you and Fox are doing. I don’t have any problem on Monday telling the Quarterback who he should have thrown the ball to. In the military they have to worry about command and control. They have to worry about having good intelligence about what is going on where they are about to send people. They get to worry about not killing their own guys unnecessarily. Which all means even fast reaction teams need time to plan even in the moment. Hence, the local SWAT doesn’t just rush to the scene and rush in. Frequently they get there too late. Sometimes bad stuff happens when they are at the scene trying to figure out in these particular circumstances what is going on and what they should do. (Look up the definition of a straw man argument. I don’t believe you understand what it means.)
            You are just full of beans with the notion that businessmen plan for all possible trouble spots. Assuming they are rational actors they plan for the ones they believe from experience and intelligence are likely to be problems. No one knows everything that everyone else knows. No one hears everything that everyone else hears. No one sees everything everyone else sees. It is only your opponents who you fault for failing to be omnicompetent. Let us be real clear. I didn’t like President Bush. I voted against him in both elections. I thought he was a poster child for the Peter Principle (turns out I was correct). But even I wasn’t irrational enough to assert that he should have prevented 9/11 or that the deaths of all those people on that day was his responsibility. Stretch yourself, try exercising some good sense for a change. Try to get beyond your irrational dislike for President Obama. You might find reality and reasoned thinking exhilarating.

          • montanabill

            There was, in fact, good intelligence that our consulate in Benghazi was not safe. Since you very willing to give the administration a pass, let’s just say that if I were responsible, I would insist on proper security for our station personnel, especially in countries where extremist Islamics are known to operate.
            Assuming that nothing could have prevented the attack and results, there is still no excuse for the way it is now being handled by the White House.

          • awakenaustin

            I am sure you would and I am sure Mr. Romney will if elected. I am expecting absolutely no mistakes or missed signals or missed opportunities on his or your part. No flubs ever by you guys because you set the standard. You take care.

    • nobsartist

      What about those pesky “weapons of mass destruction” that cost us 10 TRILLION?

      Maybe President Obama doesnt think he needs to tell you republiKKKON traitors anything at all.

      By the way, where are willards tax returns?

      • montanabill

        Only $10 trillion? I heard it was $16 trillion.
        Really.

        • nobsartist

          you apparently have a hard time with reading comprehension and need to clean out your ears.

          You did vote for the AWOL coke head that lied us into 2 wars and was convicted of war crimes, twice, didnt you?

          • montanabill

            Since you were so wrong, I was being facetious. Yes, I held my nose and voted for Bush. What were my other choices? Gore…the earth warming guru who makes millions from speeches he gets to by polluting the atmosphere. Kerry…who lives off his rich wife while playing an undertaker in the Senate. And those were almost compliments to them. Now my choice is a guy who has demonstrated success at everything he has tried versus a guy who talks a good game, desperately tries to play one group against another and denigrates successful people, the ones who actually can create jobs. No contest.

    • Sand_Cat

      So maybe he didn’t say ” this was a carefully planned terror attack by___ in order to ___.”
      WOW! ALL OF YOU GUYS (you, Obozo and the ALLLLLAmerican) CAUGHT HIM IN A TERRIBLE, EVIL IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE! HOW COULD THE REST OF US BEEN SO FOOLISH AS TO MISS THIS EPOCH-MAKING EVENT!! WHY, THIS FAILURE TO CALL IT BY THE RIGHT NAME IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE, THE RAPE OF NANKING, PEARL HARBOR, THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH, 9/11, AND THE HEARTBREAK OF PSORRHIASIS PUT TOGETHER AND MULTIPLIED BY INFINITY!! AND ALL OF US WERE SO DISTRACTED BY SUCH IRRELEVANCIES AS WHAT HE DID AND HAS DONE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS (not the imaginaryevents promoted by you, or secret conspiracies imagined in your fevered pea-brains, but actual, factual, reality-based events) THAT WE COMPLETELY MISSED THIS FAILURE TO WORD HIS MESSAGE TO YOUR TASTE, SOMETHING SURELY MORE IMPORTANT THAN MERE ACTIONS!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS CRITICAL PIECE OF TRIVIA TO OUR ATTENTION OVER AND OVER, AD INFINITUM…

      There. Does putting it in all caps make it sound more plausible? Do you think your combination of insanity and incredible stupidity, not to mention ignorance and malice, assumes more importance than your pathetic irrelevance would otherwise give it because you hit the caps lock button before puking it out?

      Oh, and be sure to have a nice day. I’m confident my suggesting it will guarantee you won’t let it happen.

      • montanabill

        If the President truly didn’t have the facts or hadn’t been kept up to date by the State Department, then he should have simply indicated an investigation was ongoing and that he would make information known as it became available. He didn’t do either. And by making all kinds of claims about it, directly and indirectly, he made it into a political situation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z3Y5JBWFPPJAPEIUAHRIE6U57Q Ronnie L

    Amen Dominick Vila, could not have said it better!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      Ronnie and Dominick, I do not think I could have said it as well, much less better.

  • lkreu

    I want to know where all the republicans are that accused the President of not being able to communicate with out a teleprompter – he obviously didn’t need one the last two debates.

    • nobsartist

      I would like to see the liars take back everything they have said for the last 6 years but there is not enough gigabites to handle it.

      vote out the republiKKKON felons Nov. 6th.

      Flush the toilet of politics of the republiKKKON terds.

  • fedupwitgop

    Where is Fran??? We need you?

  • MicheleLloyd

    Then clearly follows that the Obama-directed media, e.g., ABC, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS have clearlyendorsed every action and covered up every misstep and mistake.

    • latebloomingrandma

      I can’t follow your line of thinking. EVERYTHING is “liberal” if viewed throught the lens of Fox News. Fox news is slanted, period. The main networks are mainstream. If you look and read with an open mind, you can see both sides of the story, or just the story, just the facts as presented by journalists in the field, not by opinion makers or pundits. The exception may be MSNBC which provides a liberal slant as a counterpoint to Fox. However, MSNBC has already suspended or fired people for unethical behavior related to their jobs, and often issue retractions for false information or falsely quoting someone. They are also repectful to conservatives when interviewing them. I’ve seen Fox treat liberals condescendingly. They can’t even treat the Democratic POTUS with a modicum of respect while interviewiing him. I think it is a nasty orgnization with way too much power and influence, by aiming at the basest human instincts, which attract people who are angry and fearful at a changing American landscape. There may be few exceptions, such as Chris Wallace on Sunday mornings.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

        And MSNBC does not claim to be f”fair and balanced”, they aadmit they are liberal. However, they do show respect for differing views.

    • nobsartist

      Glad to see your command of the alphabet. Try math next.

  • rayfellers

    It’s really interesting to read an article so out of touch with reality and see so many like minded Obama Kool Aid drinkers lapping it up. Obama is an experienced liar and community organizer who has mostly been given a pass all his life. He’s an empty suit who can’t carry on an intelligent conversation unless reading from a teleprompter scrolling the words of more gifted liars.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      Funny, I didn’t see any teleperomppters at any of the debates. As for being a liar, he has a long way to go before he matches Romney in that category.

    • 345_719

      Show me the lies!! You sound like a brain washed republican

      • fedupwitgop

        Never mind!!

    • nobsartist

      willard is an experienced crook.

      You are an experienced idiot.

  • dggrundhoffer

    We can not go back to failed policies. 17 of 24 of Romneys foreign policy advisors are Bush advisors. Are we now recycling bad policies?.

    • nobsartist

      17 of willards advisors should be in prison for lying us into 2 wars.

  • fedupwitgop

    Those who watched the foreign policy debate with the President and Mr. Romney on Monday night, should have no doubt who would be better for this country. One was calm, precise, knowledgeable, and clear. The other one relied on talking points, sweaty, nervous and clearly in over his head.

    On the economy one has fought and continues to fight for the 100% of the American people; the other one dismissed 47% of the country, hides his money in overseas accounts, signed Norquist tax pledge never to raise taxes on the 1%, ship jobs to China and will have all the billionaries and millionaries who financed his campaign telling him what to do if elected because he is so deep in their pockets and will never stand up to them for what is best for our country.

    I don’t agree with all the president’s policies but he has done a lot of good things for this country and has restored respect for the US among other nations. On the other hand I don’t know what Mr. Romney stands for do you? He promises he can create jobs, how do we know he won’t ship THEM all overseas? He insults our allies and never take a true stand on anything he speaks, speak it today and tomorrow flip flops, say one thing and then say “I didn’t say that”.

    We need someone who will lookout for our interest here at home and abroard. Someone who has dignity, character, and steadiness. I have a right to my opinion and choice and this is my opinion and choice. You don’t have to like it or agree with me. I am voting for Mr. Obama and Joe Biden!!! They have a record even though some deny this. Mr. Romney seem to be running from his whatever it is.

    • nobsartist

      willard is a crook.

    • Sweeeny

      The problem is that 47% of the people do not reason like you do. If Romney stood and said he was going to murder their grannies and President Obama said that isn’t very nice then he (Obama) would be accused of being patronizing. No, they’d probably say arrogant ‘cos they like that word better even if it is the wrong one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IED6SXIDW4SDW6IJWQKLA7HKJQ Brian

    This has got to be one of the dumbest opinion pieces I have ever read. Obama’s “withering” sarcasm was stupid. Iran’s reach to the Mediterranean runs straight through Syria and Syria is the THE vital link to Iran’s Proxies in Lebanon. How could Gene Lyons be this ignorant? The ignorance is breath taking. I am not sure I have ever read anyone so blinkered by shear Republican hatred as this. How could someone actually pay Mr. Lyons for this piece. Let us hope he donated this slipshod piece of tripe.

    Wynguard

    • nobsartist

      Why read it then?

      You should stick with your favorite drug addled pedophile, rush or maybe fox entertainment.

      You no doubt voted for the AWOL coke head that lied us into 2 wars, was convicted of war crimes and tried to bankrupt our country, twice, so what do you know?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Gene Lyons, another useful idiot at The Memo, makes attempts to distract all of you leftist freaks and fools from the real issues at hand. What is the real issue of the day? Obozo’s lies and cover up about Benghazi.

    The truth about Benghazi is coming out. Just like I said it would. The Ambassador was the point man on Obozo’s scheme to deliver weapons to the terrorist rebels (Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda) in Syria from Libya through Turkey. Obozo LIED to the world when he and his staff of fools paraded in front of TV cameras blaming the incident on a protest gone bad that was over a 2-bit YouTube trailer that no one had seen before. He perpetuated that lie so that no one would know that he was giving weapons to terrorist organizations. Russian news is now reporting that Syrian rebels (hear terrorists) are now in possession of American Stinger missiles. Those weapons were run from Libya to Turkey and then into Syria. This is what Obozo is hiding.

    OBOZO LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI TO COVER UP HIS GUN RUNNING TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS!

    It’s that simple!

    Obozo should be impeached and imprisoned for these crimes. He is a sociopathic liar and a scumbag that must be thrown out NOW!

    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

      Doctor, the patient is delierious!

    • nobsartist

      Hey jackass, whats the truth about those pesky “weapons of mass destruction” that cost us 10 TRILLION?

      You are an idiot.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UHE4MJP5FHMFIEAOGEQHETUGDQ Rvn_sgt6768

      And what should we think of the two attacks in 1983 during the Ronnie Reagan years that killed 17 Americans including one Marine in the April attack and then another 241 Marines killed by two truck bombers? Did you call for Ronnies impeachment? Did you call for the Bush impeachment after 9/11 2001? Even after the discovery that Rice was too busy fawning after Bush to read and follow up on all the Briefing papers stating an attack was imminent? How about the House cutting over $500 million from the State Department’s budget the past two years? Where is your outrage for all of this? Where is your outrage for the over 3,000 Iraq KIA’s or the over 2,000 Afghanistan KIA’s?

      Your end quote should have been before we elected Bush for his first term and certainly after that term not let an idiot in for a second term. I told many of my Republican friends when the Bush Tax cuts were being enacted that with the two wars and the cut we might as a country take 15 years to recover from what we could not afford to spend doing these three things. Not to mention the Medicare part D hand over to the insurance companies. I recently had two stents placed in my heart and one medication has risen $18+ in one month my cost. It still cost me over $200 per month my cost. Thanks Cheney.

      • ObozoMustGo

        rvn…. you are a classic useful idiot. When you cannot fight the facts, you change the topic.

        FACT: OBOZO IS COVERING UP HIS ILLEGAL WEAPONS RUNNING TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN LIBYA FOR DELIVERY TO SYRIA THROUGH TURKEY. THIS IS WHAT HE IS LYING TO COVER.

        Be objective. Follow the facts of the story. Obozo should be impeached and imprisoned for his crimes against America.

        Take your head out of your a$$, my friend. Open your eyes and see.

        Too damned bad that y0ur not paying for more of your own damned healthcare you stinking mendicant!

        Have a nice day!

        “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

        REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        We are talking about what is going on RIGHT NOW TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        barack HUSSEIN—-our SUPPOSID president is “SUPPOSED” to know what is going on and is supposed to be protecting the Americans!!!!!!!!! He has no idea what he is doing!!!!!!!!!
        He thinks it’s alllll party time, golf time, vacation time!!!!!!!!!

        He forgot about keeping our county safe!!!!!!!!!!

        By the way—Guess what?????
        You had two stents placed in your heart????

        obama care is going to send you for END OF LIFE COUNSELING!!!!!!!!!!

        You’ve had enough medical care and that’s alllll you get!!!!!!!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Rvn… One more point. Here are some FACTS on Afghanistan that you leftist freaks will keep your fetid pie holes shut about:

        From the DoD budgetary numbers, here are some facts:

        Total Cost of Afghan War since 2001 = $557B
        Total spent since Obozo took office in 2009 = $385B

        A FULL 75% OF THE ENTIRE COST OF THE AFGHAN WAR HAS BEEN SPENT BY OBOZO!!!!

        Here’s some more shocking numbers about Afghan that the media just ignores:

        Total casualties in Afghan war from 2001 to 2008 = 2,638 Americans
        Total casualties in Afghan war from 2009 to 2012 = 14,000 and change

        A FULL 80% OF ALL CASUALTIES IN THE AFGHAN WAR HAVE BEEN SINCE OBOZO TOOK CONTROL OF THE EFFORT.

        Here’s some more for you:

        Total dead in Afghan war from 2001 to 2008 = 625 Americans
        Total dead in Afghan war from 2009 to 2012 = 1,474

        A FULL 70% OF ALL DEATHS IN THE AFGHAN WAR HAVE BEEN SINCE OBOZO TOOK CONTROL OF THE EFFORT.

        You may now stuff your head back up your a$$. Thank you.

        Have a nice day!

        “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

  • nobsartist

    Declaring that FOX News is actually a news media outlet does not necessarily mean its a news media outlet.

    Declaring yourself a news broadcaster does not necessarily mean you are a un- biased news broadcaster.

    Declaring yourself a candidate for President does not necessarily mean you are competent enough to be President.

    After all, just look at -

    Nixon,
    Ford,
    Reagun,
    Bush,
    Bush and the idiot running now.

    It is evident that there are a lot of stupid people in America.

    And criminals.

  • ralphkr

    One question I have about Libya is: How large a security force would have been needed to protect our Ambassador??? My guess would be a minimum of a company of combat veteran marines and they still might have been attacked considering that in Afghanistan it apparently doesn’t matter how many heavily armed Americans are in the area they are still vulnerable to attack and Libya appears to be full of various heavily armed militias.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Ralphie… How are you today, my friend. I hope you are well. It’s been sometime since we chatted.

      The cover up is that Obozo knew the attack was planned and even had live video feed from the consulate while it was going on. The attack lasted 7 hours. He chose not to send in a quick strike force which was available just off shore and let our people be killed. He knew it because he wanted to cover up the fact that he’s running weapons to terrorists in Libya and then through Turkey to Syria. This is what he is covering up, Ralph. It is the truth. You must face the truth.

      Obozo is lying to cover up the fact that he let Americans die without support, and is running weapons to terrorist organizations.

      Have a nice day, Ralph!

      “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

      • TZToronto

        It’s interesting that you say that “help” was right offshore. In response to other stories on this and other sites, I’ve been told by Romney supporters that since the U.S. Navy is now so small (see Romney’s statement) with only 11 super-carriers vs. the rest of the world’s none, there was no help available offshore. So which is it? Who should I believe? What would have been the source of this offshore help?

        • ObozoMustGo

          TZ… You are a fool! Just because the Navy is shrinking doesn’t mean that it’s nonexistent. We have warships in the Mediterranean just off the coast of North Africa. We have a quick strike force available at ALL times just for such incidents. Obozo deliberately let Americans die in order to cover up his illegal weapons dealing to terrorists. This is the fact. He denied support to those under attack.

          Obozo is a criminal that must be impeached and imprisoned for his crimes.

          Count yourself amongst the obliviuos fools, TZ.

          Have a nice day!

          “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • TZToronto

            As Charlie Chan used to say, “Thank you so much.” I’m happy to be corrected. Could you please give me the links to the reliable sources that show that Obama is sending arms to terrorists so that they can attack the U.S. I haven’t seen this in the MSM, so it must be something they’re hiding to support Obama.

          • ObozoMustGo

            TZ… go to TheBlaze dot com. Actual photos of the cables sent to the White House from Libya. Go to the Daily Beast dot com. Go to Russian TV English version and look at the reports of US Stinger missiles in Syria now.

            You are correct, the MSM is in the tank for Obozo and refuses to cover these matters because it would hurt their boy, Obozo. If this was a Republican administration, this would be 24/7 coverage on every single news station and paper across America. If you are the least bit objective, you know I am correct.

            Have a nice day!

            “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.” – Joseph Goebbels

          • TZToronto

            Uh, you’ll note that I said “reliable” sources. I trust almost nothing on the Internet, and I have a problem trusting Russian TV. When I see it in the New York Times, I’ll believe it. I’m not saying it’s not true, only that I want reliable sources. I don’t watch Fox News, but have they made a big deal of this? I don’t know–not that I’d believe them anyway. . . . Did I hear someone say Oliver North? Was that OK with you? I assume you denounced Iran Contra, didn’t you?

          • ObozoMustGo

            Just like I figured… when a leftist freak gets information that is contrary to their fantasies, criticize the source when you can’t criticize the information. I told you they have the actual cables from Libya to the White House that you can look at. And the NY Slimes did cover this a little bit, but burried it on page 38E in the bottom left corner so you leftist freaks would not see it and yet they could say they gave it some attention. The NY Slimes is as leftist and biased as it gets. That’s why you like it because you dont like anything that contradicts your fantasy view of the world.

            Ask yourself….

            - Why did Obozo lie about the Benghazi incident being a spontaneous protetst about a video gone bad? Why would he lie about it? He knew it was a terrorist attack within 20 minutes of the first shots fired. What is he covering up?
            - Why was the Ambassador in the most dangerous place of the most dangerous country without adequate security forces to protect him?
            - Why was the Ambassador’s last meeting with the Turkish Ambassador just before the attack started?

            Don’t you have even a little bit of curiousity? Aren’t you just a smidge skeptical? Or do you just eat up whatever falls from Obozo’s pie hole like a dog eats his own vomit?

            As to Iran Contra, that was deal that originated for the purpose of recovering 7 hostages from Iran, and delivered weapons to pro-democracy forces fighting against communists in Nicaragua. While the ends were admirable, the means were still illlegal. And people went to jail for it as they should have. Just like Obozo needs to go to jail for running American weapons to terrorists in the Middle East. Those same weapons that were used to kill our own people in Libya.

            Get your head out of the sand, TZ. Start looking for people that will tell you the truth about the very questions that anyone who is just slightly objective has in their mind.

            Why did Obozo lie, and what is he trying to hide?

            Have a nice day!

            “Blaming a 2-bit film for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

          • patuxant

            Yo bro! You still have yet to answer the question about pre-knowledge by Bush re: 9/11…Ever watch “A Christmas Story”? You are Scut Farcas all grown up now!

          • ObozoMustGo

            puts…. not relevant to Obozo’s cover up.

            Have a nice day!

            “Blaming a 2-bit film for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

          • patuxant

            What else to expect from a Romneyite? “Don’t confuse me with the facts, yesireee”! PS/ that would be thee….teehee!

            o1o

          • ObozoMustGo

            putz… consider yourself amongst the legion of oblivious, bro.

            Have a nice day!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • patuxant

            Ohhhhhh WOW! I am now so enlighted by your list of “facts”. You have convinced me ….Namecalling is cool with people like you. Why don’t you go wash clean dishes with Ryan?

          • TZToronto

            Is there a published volume of your quotations? Or do you just make them up as you go along, you know, to kind of suit the situation? Usually people quote others, not themselves. Quoting oneself is the height of conceit.

          • grammyjill

            you really are an ass!

      • TZToronto

        Oh, and while we’re at it, what was the reason that no interceptors were sent to even investigate the planes that were involved in the 9/11 attacks? I think there was plenty of help available, and it wasn’t even offshore. C’mon, tell me. It’s only fair. If you’re going to crucify Obama for the Benghazi attack, then ‘splain to me why Bush was such a dolt on September 11, 2001. We have video evidence that he did NOTHING!! And he even lied when he said that he saw the first plane hit the WTC, when it wasn’t possible–even weeks after the attack. If there’s something suspicious going on with Obama, then there’s something criminal going on with Bush. . . . I’ll just assume that you DID criticize Bush for his many failings. Right?

        • patuxant

          TZ. You are spot on with this response to the misinformed and rabid OMG poster on this site. He loves to go on and on and on with all of his propaganda (God knows where he gets it except from the hatemongers and Faux News). And why pray tell, doesn’t he call Bush on the 9/11 “heads up data” he had a month or more before that tragedy. If we are to even consider anything this guy has to say, he will certainly need to show objectivity which he never does. He is seriously suffering from a major condition and depending how long he has had this malady, he just may be covered under the AFA for this pre-existing condition.

      • ralphkr

        Well, Obozo, you must have seen my post where I quoted a site that Obama knew all about the attack because he had planned it and had given Al Queda their marching orders. The attack did not last 7 hours nonstop but started shortly after 9:30 PM. The battle flared up again when the 23 man (US & Libyan) local response team showed up but they had to retreat by 11 PM. Before midnight, when there was no shooting, a crowd of locals looting the Consulate happened to find Stevens, who was unconscious, and took him to a hospital where he died of asphyxiation from breathing all the diesel smoke The quick response team flew in from Tripoli (NOT from just offshore) about 1:30 AM and was ambushed when they arrived at the Consulate. I don’t know where you got your info but I have seen reports on international sites and even Faux News and they all seem to have roughly the same timeline. By the way, Obozo, you seem to have as much of a problem with geography as Romney has. Libya is nowhere near Turkey or Syria and, since we have bases in Turkey, it is very simple for Obama to send supplies from Turkey to Syria and absolutely no reason to involve Libya in the pipeline

        • ObozoMustGo

          Ralph… there is absolutely NO way we are going to open supply Syrian rebels (terrorists) with arms straight from our military base in Turkey. Obozo is stupid, but not that stupid. The arms are being dealt through back channels and are supplied to Muzzy Brotherhood and Al Qaeda terrorist groups to overthrow the Syrian government. This is exactly what is going on, and you know it. The cables from Libya detail exactly what was going on and who claimed responsibility for it. The communications span a 7 hour timeline. And just so you know, Ralph, Libya doesn’t have to be anywhere near Syria to ship arms, and it’s a perfect diversion from the focus on Syria. They don’t actually have to share a common border these days, buddy. Things called boats were invented long ago.

          Ask yourself….

          - Why did Obozo lie about the Benghazi incident being a spontaneous protetst about a YouTube video gone bad? Why would he lie about it? He knew it was a terrorist attack within 20 minutes of the first shots fired. What is he covering up?
          - Why was the Ambassador in the most dangerous place of the most dangerous country without adequate security forces to protect him?
          - Why werent American quick strike forces, not $4 an hour Libyan cowards, dispatched IMMEDIATELY when cables came in proclaiming a terrorist attack was going on? Why were they left to die?
          - Why was the Ambassador’s last meeting with the Turkish Ambassador just before the attack started?
          - Who are the connections that made the US supply of arms to Libyan rebels (Al Qaeda terrorists) work, and what was their role in this mess?
          - The Russians are reporting the use of American Stinger missiles by the rebel terrorists in Syria now. Where did they get them?

          Don’t you have even a little bit of curiousity? Aren’t you just a smidge skeptical? Or do you just eat up whatever falls from Obozo’s pie hole like a dog eats his own vomit?

          Your messiah has been lying to you and the world, BIG TIME. Everything from his mouth is a pure fabrication or a deliberate misrepresentation. EVERYTHING.

          Don’t be such a stupid fool, Ralph. Ask honest questions and be open to the absolute truth that Obozo is covering up the supply of arms to terrorist organizations, even if you don’t like to hear it.

          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

          • patuxant

            You really need help, bucko!

          • ObozoMustGo

            pux…. guess your not paying much attention to the news, are you? Obozo has been lying to cover up the Benghazi terrorist attacks. Reuters released the cables between the intelligence community in Libya last night which prove the White House Situation Room was in full knowledge of what was going on while it was happening. The State Department requested approval from Libya to fly over and assist in a counter offensive. No one will say now whether or not approval was granted, and if so, who in the White House declined to authorize miltary assistance.

            The whole thing is coming unraveled on Obozo right now. Even leftist CBS is jumping in.

            FACTS:

            OBOZO LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI WHEN HE TRIED TO REDIRECT THE WORLD’S ATTENTION TO A STUPID VIDEO.

            OBOZO PREVENTED OUR OWN MILITARY FROM GOING IN TO HELP OUR PEOPLE BEFORE THEY WERE KILLED

            OBOZO HAS BEEN RUNNING WEAPONS TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS TO OVERTHROW GOVERNMENTS IN LIBYA AND NOW SYRIA

            You cannot run from these facts. Your messiah thinks you are a fool and is willing to bold faced lie to you because he knows you lefist freaks will take it like the beatches and zombies that you have become. Maybe one day, you’ll wake up.

            Have a nice day!

            “Blaming a 2-bit film for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

          • patuxant

            Your remarks are amusing. You have just proven what an empty headed child you are by making assumptions because someone doesn’t swallow your opinions. I can just imagine you sitting there with spittle on your face and PC because the rage is evident! Chill out bro. You’ll live longer.

          • Sweeeny

            Hey OMG – you once analyzed me and got it all wrong and I am now going to return the favour. You are 37 years old, a virgin, and have a job that pays $39,992/ann. You live with your mom, have no real friends and spend a lot of time in your darkened room on your computer which is why you are able to produce so much verbiage. The reason the verbiage is all meaningless is due to the above. Some people quote mine – you book mine (& quote mine) invariably misapplying Churchill, Socrates et al to support your cretinous, tedious, pejorative arguments.
            In short, you get my vote as the most boring person on the web. Luckily you only have one vote and zero capability to influence any other voters to go your way – well, maybe your mom.

            Bye

          • ObozoMustGo

            All wrong Sweeny. The only analysis anyone needs on you is that you are a leftist freak and useful idiot. There really is nothing else needed.

            You may officially count yourself amongst the oblivious.

            Have a nice day!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • Sweeeny

            Q.E.D. (look it up)

          • TZToronto

            Don’t quote yourself. Nobody cares.

          • ralphkr

            Really, you say that there is no way that Obama would openly supply Syrian rebels from our Turkish bases??? Then how do you explain the photos and newsreels on TV & Internet showing convoys leaving said bases and going into Syria to supply those people that we call “Freedom Fighters” and/or “Fighters for Democracy”? Just carelessness on our part?? I do not know why you would be upset by the US giving Stingers and other arms to our enemies since we have a long history of doing that. Nixon gave Stingers to Iran, we gave Stingers to the Taliban in Afghanistan (shipped through Pakistan along with our people to train them in how to use the Stingers) when Russia was in Afghanistan to mention just 2 examples.

            Reports from before the attack stated that our diplomat was in Benghazi to meet with some rebel generals and that Benghazi was the de facto capitol of the rebels. I was rather intrigued by how extensive our facilities were there. Why should you question why the Turkish Ambassador was the last person to visit our Ambassador? After all, someone had to be the last appointment of the day.

            There have been spontaneous protests at many of our embassies about the YouTube video and I noticed that the attack in Libya did not begin until late that night. Local sources claim that the first attack was most likely triggered by the Cairo attack and the local terrorists thought that now would be a good time to mount the attack they were already planning. The first attack was rather disorganized with participants showing up in cars and slowly gathered steam as more militants appeared. By the way, I am rather certain that the relatives of those “$4 an hour Libyan cowards” who were killed when they came to the relief of the “infidel foreigners” appreciate your insult to their bravery. When our rapid strike force flew in from Tripoli they were ambushed by a considerable contingent of well armed organized terrorists. It is not hard to find well armed groups in the MiddleEast and Africa with all militias with their beloved RPGs and their .50 cal machine guns mounted on their Toyota pickups.

            By the way, the first report I saw stated that the four Americans killed had died when their car was hit by an RPG on there way to the “secret” safe house. The next report stated that the Libyan security guards pointed out the safe house to the terrorists. Turns out that neither report was true as our Ambassador and “comm expert” had locked themselves in a “safe room” in the main consulate building along with one of the American security men.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Ralph… you keep telling yourself it was a spontaneous protest over a video if that lie makes you feel better. But all of the evidence is there in front of your eyes, and you refuse to see it because you are blinded by loyalty to Obozo. Even to the point of making a fool of yourself. If these things are like a jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces are already there and we can see the picture clearly.

            OBOZO LIED ABOUT THE ATTACKS AND HE ALONE IS THE ONE THAT PREVENTED US FROM SENDING IN MILITARY FORCES TO RESCUE OUR PEOPLE.

            OBOZO LIED BECAUSE HE IS COVERING UP THE FACT THAT HE IS SUPPLYING TERRORISTS WITH HEAVY WEAPONS.

            These truths are inescapable. It’s not likely that the state-run media in America are going to even talk about it, but these are the facts. Obozo should be impeached immediately and thrown in jail like the Chicago thug criminal that he is.

            Have a nice day, Ralph!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • ralphkr

            My, my, Obozo, you make it so obvious that you failed comprehensive reading when you were in school. I NEVER said that the Libya attack was a spontaneous but did mention that locals said that it appeared that the terrorists decided that it seemed a good day to attack after watching the Cairo attack on TV. I also pointed out that our military forces did arrive by plane and were ambushed by a well armed group. Admittedly, I never said Obozo personally came to Tripoli to dispatch them but someone up the chain of command had to authorize their dispatch. Obama did label the Libya attack an act of terrorism the morning after the attack. Oh yeah, I was finally convinced that the media is completely under the control of the conservative bosses during the McGovern campaign. Of course, as a conservative, you never let facts get in the way of your spouting off.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Ralphie, Obozo NEVER said the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism in his speech the next day. That is a lie and an attempt by Obozo to change history. Go watch the full video clip of the whole speech. Clearly, he is NOT talking about Benghazi when he says that America will not back down from terror. In fact, his speech was specifically about Chris Stevens and others that serve America’s interests. He recalled 9/11/01. He spoke of our freedoms and how it is unacceptable to denigrate the religions of others. Not a single time did he say that the attack was an act of terrorism that was coordinated and planned, and he knew it was the night before within 2 hours of the attack. Why else would he would he then spend a month talking about a stupid video if he said it was a terrorist attack in the first place? Don’t be such fool Ralphie.

            We did not send troops in to support the trapped people. That was mostly the February 17th Brigade, a low level Libyan militia that gets assigned to”protect” the consulate. They were mixed in with a few of Americans, that’s all. There were no gunships flying around killing muzzies at the perimeter. There were SEAL teams rapelling into the compound to take on the perpetrators. NOTHING LIKE IT! There was a drone flying overhead recording everything. Obozo watched the entire thing unfold, then went to bed and off to a fundraiser. OBOZO LET THOSE AMERICANS DIE! The question is why did he do it?

            You don’t your facts straight, Ralphie. You have Obozo talking points. Did you know that until 9/11, that stupid YouTube trailer only had 17 views since being posted in July? That’s right. Only 17 views and it sparked muzzy outrage around the world? What the hell kind of drugs are you on Ralphie? As 60′s freak, I’m sure you’ve still got plenty of LSD coursing through your mostly fried brain of yours.

            OBOZO LIED, AMERICANS DIED!!!

            Get used to it Ralphie. It’s the truth.

            Have a nice day!

            “Blaming a 2-bit film for radical islamic violence is like blaming forks for obesity” – ObozoMustGo

          • ralphkr

            Oh boy, trying to talk to you, Obozo, is like trying to reason with a 2 year old. Technically you are correct that Obama did not specifically call the Benghazi attack an act of terror BUT he mentioned the attack and then said “To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished.”. Anyone with an ounce of sense would easily see that Obama was calling the attack an act of terror. Oh, wait, you are a conservative and therefore lacking in both common sense and comprehension.

            A few facts that you conveniently choose to ignore: The original attack that killed our Ambassador and Smith started after 9:30 and was over in LESS than an hour. The first responders 6 US plus less than 20 Libyans. I take it that this is the February 17th Brigade you so gleefully denigrate. Many of the Libyans were killed before they withdrew with Smith’s body (could not find the Ambassador who was later found by the crowd happily looting the Consulate and the Ambassador was taken to a hospital by some of those evil looters). After midnight a group of US MARINES (last time I checked Marines were considered US troops) arrived at the Benghazi airport, formed up with a large contingent of Libyan troops and went to the compound to evacuate the survivors (I read reports of up to 40 survivors). That combined unit was hit with a highly organized attack that included mortars. As you can see, this was not a 7 hour long attack but a series of 3 attacks spread over a considerable time.

            Of course, there were very few views of that video as posted in July since it was in English and it wasn’t until September that an Arabic version was posted with completely different lines that what were spoken in English. The original English version was just a very boring trailer but that changed after the extremely inflammatory Arabic was dubbed in and posted to a YouTube channel that was popular in the MiddleEast and heavily publicized in Egyptian media.

            Sorry to inform you, Obozo, but by the 1960s I was already out of the military so I never got my brain fried on LSD. During my tour of duty it was strictly whiskey with a little vodka from time to time for variety.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Ralphie… I see that whiskey must have the same effect over the long term.

            You keep trying to say that Obozo made this about a terrorist attack from day 1, but you are dead wrong. He spoke for about a month of this as a spontaneous attack generated from a video that NO ONE saw prior to 9/11 and his promotion of it. Sorry pal, you cannot rewrite history. The recordings are all right there for everyone to see.

            Further, while you can quibble over the exact sequence of events, they do not change the big picture:

            OBOZO BOLD-FACED LIED ABOUT THE ATTACKS. THE QUESTION IS WHY? WHAT IS HE HIDING?

            One does not make up lies just for the sake of making up a lie….. wait…… normal people do not. Obozo does…. but Obozo is lying about this Benghazi incident for a some reason. Why do you think he is lying Ralphie? What is he hiding? Do you think it’s the weapons delivery to terrorist organizations in Libya and Syria? That’s what I think it is. Others think it even goes so far as to have been a planned kidnapping of the Ambassador staged and coordinated by Obozo with the Muzzy Brotherhood for the purpose of Obozo getting the Ambassador returned before the election in exchange for The Blind Sheik. I’m suspicious of that one, but knowing how evil Obozo is and what a pathological liar he is, it’s not out of question.

            All of these questions need to be investigated and answered Ralphie. You should agree that you want the truth to be told to the American people. Right now, we have Prez that lied and stonewalled for a month. He denied military force from helping the besieged consulate. He’s delayed any real investigation and no investigators have even talked to the members of the Feb 17 Libyans that were involved.

            What is Obozo hiding? And why is he hiding it?

            Have a nice day!

          • ralphkr

            It is marvelous how well you epitomize the ignorance and stupidity of the conservatives. You deny that Obama called the attack on Benghazi terror yet the video plainly shows that he did the morning after the attack (Yes, I reviewed the video and reread the transcript), you deny that US military were sent to Benghazi from Tripoli to rescue the Consulate members while ignoring the fact that US marines arrived at the Benghazi airport after midnight and were then attacked at the US compound (perhaps you should write letters to the families of the marines killed explaining that they were never there since the marine presence would mess up your lies). I gather from your statement about there being no investigation that you think that the FBI agents at the Consulate after the attack were merely there as tourists. Yes, the recordings are out there for everyone to see and they plainly show that 100% of your conclusions are extremely faulty and opposite to what the facts reveal but that is par for the course for today’s conservatives.

          • ObozoMustGo

            ralph… WHY DID THEY BLAME IT ON A VIDEO FOR A MONTH AFTERWARDS?

            WHY DID HILLARY CLINTON TELL THE FATHER OF DEAD SEAL TYRONE WOODS AT THE FLAG DRAPED COFFIN THAT THEY WERE GOING TO GET THE GUY THAT MADE THE VIDEO?

            Dude, your whole scheme and the lies that you are perpetrating are coming apart.

            OBOZO LIED, 4 AMERICANS DIED! AND HE WATCHED AND DID NOTHING WHILE IT WAS GOING ON.

            Have a nice day in fantasy land, Ralphie.

            “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

          • ObozoMustGo

            Ralph… the attack lasted about 8 and 1/2 hours. The 2 SEALS were not even at the compound, but were at the safe house a mile away. They came to fight and to try to save the ambassador. They were killed 7 hours after the attack started. These are facts.

            Obozo and the State Department knew within minutes that the attack was happening and wihtin 2 hours that a known terrorist group had claimed responsibility. The military had moved pieces into position and could have been there within 30 minutes to fight back. A drone flying overhead was beaming video back to the WH and State Department.

            OBOZO WATCHED AS OUR MEN WERE UNDER SIEGE AND WATCHED THEM GET KILLED. AND HE DID NOTHING ABOUT IT. THEN HE BLAMED A VIDEO FOR IT.

            You may not like it Ralphie, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not the truth. You are supporting a coward that let our men be killed AND DID NOTHING!

            WTF does it take for you to withdraw your support from this coward? How bad does he have to be before you turn your back on him? WTF is wrong with you?

            Have a nice day!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

          • Dave_dido

            Don’t waste your time on Obozo,Ralph. He is blinded by his ideology. He’s one of those guys who argued just as vociferously for George W. Bush and now the GOP won’t even own up to him. These guys should go hide their faces after the disaster that was the Bush Administration, but instead of saying, “I guess you guys were right about Bush”, they’re right back making the same unabashed endorsements for Romneyand the same mendacious attacks on Pres. Obama. Some people have no shame.
            They’re using the same tricks that they pulled on John Kerry when they did their “swiftboat” fantasy narrative. And now with Pres. Obama they’ve tried the “birther” narrative, the “muslim terrorist” narrative, the “Fast and Furious” narrative ,and, most recently the”Benghazi” narrative. It’s all just GOP fantasy and even people of low IQ are starting to get wise to the boy who cried wolf too many times.
            By the way, they try to pin the deaths in Benghazi on our President but don’t want to own up to the fact that it was the GOP that cut the budget for our foreign ambassadors by $300,000,000 so that we couldn’t afford to beef up security for those loyal Americans. And these are the same Republicans who always waive the flag and pretend to be so patriotic who won’t spend the money to keep our foreign workers safe. Again, they are shameless.

          • ralphkr

            I agree with your assessment of Obozo, Dave_dido, and I have often felt as if I was attempting to reason with a 2 year old but… from time to time I am compelled to attempt to counter Obozo’s bald faced lies with the truth even though I am sure Obozo would not recognize the truth if it bit him but because if one ignores the continued loud repeating of lies without the countering with the truth there is the very real danger that others shall believe those lies. Obozo’s postings constantly reminds me of the fact that the dumber someone is the smarter they think they are. For example, while questioning a fine young man whom we had arrested after he had attempted to rob a diner that had 8 uniformed officers in it I suggested to him that he look for another line of work. Three days after he was released from prison he went to a bank, stood in line and visited with the 2 uniformed police officers in line behind him, and was completely amazed when they arrested him when he announced to the teller that this was a holdup. He could not believe that what he had so carefully planned while in prison would fail. Unfortunately, the stupid is as stupid does crowd often suck others into their orbit.

    • grammyjill

      I do know that besides the four americans that were killed, ten Libyan guards were also killed.

  • ObozoMustGo

    OBOZO LIED, AMERICANS IN LIBYA DIED!!!!

    Here is more proof. Emails from Libya to the White House during the terrorist attack on the Consulate have come out. It is proof that Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack within 2 hours that it started. OBOZO LIED TO THE WORLD ABOUT THE STUPID VIDEO.

    Here is a link to the actual emails obtained from the White House during the attacks. Replace the word “dot” with a period when you paste it into your address bar.

    theblaze dot com/stories/emails-white-house-informed-within-two-hours-of-benghazi-attack-that-radical-islamic-group-claimed-responsibility/

    OBOZO LIED TO COVER UP THAT THEY ARE RUNNING WEAPONS TO TERRORISTS IN LIBYA AND SYRIA!

    WAKE UP you leftist freaks!

    Have a nice day!

    “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      NONE OF THE LIBS CARE OF WANT TO TALK ABOUT THESE PEOPLE DIEING AND IT’S obama’s FAULT!!!!!!!!!!

      They just ignore it like it’s nothing—-

      BUT, they would make it a HUGE ordeal if someone was going to cut down a TREE!!!!!!!!!!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Got that right! Most of the useful idiots and leftist freak turds floating around in this septic tank called “The Memo” would vote for Obozo even if there was video of him performing lewd acts on a child. They are THAT brainwashed.

        the truth about Benghazi is:

        1) that Obozo was running weapons to terrorist organizations in Libya.
        2) Obozo knew the terrorist attacks on the consulate were planned
        3) Obozo knew within 2 hours of the 7 hour attack on the consulate that they were in trouble.
        4) Obozo knowingly chose to let them get attacked and went to bed without ordering in quick strike task forces to save them from being killed.

        THIS IS ALL DOCUMENTED AND THE CABLES FROM LIBYA TO THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE AND DURING THE ATTACKS ARE PROOF OF THIS.

        OBOZO SHOULD GO TO JAIL FOR THESE CRIMES!!!!

        Have a nice day!

        “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

        • Sand_Cat

          More infantile toilet humor. What more can we expect.

          Don’t have a nice day.

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    Gene Lyons—-YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There is more important NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! REAL NEWS!!!!!!!!!

    BE A REPORTER AND REPORT THE FACTS AND WHAT THE AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR!!!

  • mbm

    “I’m going after the bad guys.” Huh? Well, good to see Mitt has a comprehensive plan for foreign policy.

  • Jim Lou

    Mitt seems to be like bobbing head. He was agreeing so much.

    It seems that Mitt didn’t have much to say.

    He lost debate 3 by default. He didn’t show up.

    • Sand_Cat

      Mitt never had much to say that was worth listening to. Maybe even he finally realized this, but I doubt it.

  • howa4x

    If Rromney wins it will be the return of the Neo-cons that brought us I raq and the cold war. Listen to John McCain the old war house who wants to intervene everywhere, and send youg men off to fight for the protection of corporate wealth. Romney wants to spend more on the military not for the sake of defending us but enriching the defense contractors. Companies like Grumman, Raytheon, Lockeed, and many others make billions off the war machine with their cost over runs.
    Romney is concerned about the saftey of the corporations not the middle class worker who he wants to take away their health care, or their daughters access to reproductive care.
    Al Sharpton said it best in post debate comantary. Romney went in there to avoid a knockout so he would jab and clinch and jab and clinch. So much for the right wing warrior who failed to show

  • Palrak

    You call this journalism? The article was one of the most biased diatribe that I’ve ever read.

    • Sand_Cat

      Then why don’t you go somewhere where the “biased diatribes” are more to your liking?

    • ObozoMustGo

      Pal, get used to it. This septic tank called “The Memo” is nothing more than an arm of the Obozo campaign propaganda machine, and most of the people that hang out here are nothing more than useful idiots and leftist freak turds floating around. They don’t like it when someone slaps them in the face with the truth. They prefer everyone agree with their utopian views of the world and support their messiah Obozo. They would vote for Obozo even if there was video of him performing lewd acts with a child. That’s the truth.

      Keep on fighting the good fight.

      Have a nice day!

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/GSBBF7WIEUGW5O7U7ATBH5JFP4 oldone900

        and yet your here everyday odozo ,, and i still never read anything you write cause of the name ,,, hope you change it after obamas reelection

  • Bob Williams

    Romney’s big mistake was creating thousands of jobs and making millions in the process. He should have just been a Community Organizer and help deadbeats get food stamps and other “freebies”.

    Yeah – that’s the ticket.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ORMD5SX2NV7N7TXQJIOXQEU5RQ Dianrib

      NO Mitts ‘mistake’ was making100′s of millions by firing , taking away hard won pensions that we taxpayers had to insure thru PBGC and pushing many Co’s into bankruptcy such as Kay Bee toys and others Also Delphi Auto parts which
      sent 90 % of their factories to China A crushing blow to US auto industry
      US must be most ill informed country in the world btw Fox Hannity Rush Trump Rove Frank Luntz and 800 Rush wannbees on talk radio who spew 1/2 truths , lies, innuendo and smears .

    • ObozoMustGo

      Bob…. bwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

      ROFLMAO!!!!!!! hehehehehehehe

      Have a great day!

      “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

    • patuxant

      Huh???

    • grammyjill

      You want to go to Freeport and tell all those Sensata workers what a great job creator ole Mitt is? I don’t think thet would agree and neither do I.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BATDV2ZLXJYLXMP4A7EHGIEA7E Horace Williams

    Romney and the republican party are like two peas in a pod. Yes, there are some differences between them, but they both have one thing in common….make Barack Obama a one term President — BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. (And that includes LYING). How could a Mormon Bishop lie like that?

  • northroader1775

    it’s pretty clear that Bozo gets all his info from the voices in his head. I believe we’ve decided that when bozo, lana, ALLLLLL AMERICAN and their ilk show up it is best just to continue on with the adult conversation and ignore the petulent brats that haven’t learned how to be quiet when adults are talking. Just carry on making your point Ralph we don’t need to acknowledge them unless you want to say something funny about them…I mean hell we can always use a good laugh.

  • northroader1775

    Apparently you can’t read for yourself…the transcript is available everywhere. One doctored sound bite on Faux dose not a retraction make….and there is no highlighter bright enough for you and your bubble head posse to see through the diryt window on reality provided by your “NEW” agency. Your boy Mitt made a complete ass of himself by trusting FAUX on any issue he quoted them he got handed his ass….just like it simple to hand you yours….you need actual FACTS not sound bites and opinions to run a country…or to even compete in a debate. Neither of which Mitt is capable of.

  • elw

    On the cable news programs yesterday, I heard the announcement from Republican pundits that Romney won the third debate on style and won the debate season because of his win in the first debate, the usual Republican spin on reality. I heard that same line on my local news station I guess they figure if they claim Romney won all the debates and that he is winning the election often enough people will believe them; and to make sure they are right they only talk to other Republicans that agree with them. I often find myself wondering what Universe they were born in.

  • northroader1775

    Again only half the sentance was used in a FAUX sound bite and then covered in their special brand of liebutter…it’s like peanut butter, thick and sticky and hard to get off the roof of your mouth, ask Mitt…once you cover half a fact in faux libutter it is almost impossible to get it out of your mouth without looking stupid.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YS2TEKIDWOLQH6FLUOQCFTLZSE Robert

    Willard was clearly out of his element. Out classed and over shadowed. he had to agreed with Obama because he had nothing to say, lack of information. He looked like he wanted to get up and leave, he is not ready to run his country. he has the wrong people around as well, I hope they are more honest Mitt, than they are with the TV cameras. After you get pass the lies you should find the truth, but in their case its just more lies. Lord help us, do not let this man win.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ES2UMKTR4CDLPP22JNGQN3Z7SE Jackmack

    Mitt Romney had 2 ex bush advisors at the debate know why he so stupid

  • WhatsHappeningtoAmerica

    What are you talking about??? Candy Crowley apologized to Mitt Romney AFTER the debate and that’s exactly what she wanted! Ms. CNN BIASED CROWLEY…Now everyone believes that to be true when in fact he lied and she made Mitt Romney look like a fool. An apology after the debate is too little too late. She should be fired and shouldn’t have been allowed to moderate. Where is the fair and unbiased??? Obama had more talk time and was interrupted only 8 times while Mitt Romney was interrupted 28 times!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      Get an education, will ya! Jeez!

    • nobsartist

      whine, whine, whine.

      so what. the only thing out of willard the rats mouth ar lies.

  • blueclouds123

    How stupid can the repubs become? Obviously there is no limit to levels of stupidity that are achievable, ie. Ann Coulter with her retard remark and Mucdock with his asinine remark that God allows women to be raped so they can produce children. Women should treat this situation as a blessing from God. That is an insult to God made by a person who proclaims to be a christian, Iwonder, whose side is he really on Gods or the devils.

  • emadis41

    Let us say the truth, it is the Candidate not Foxnews..you believe what you want to believe. And if you’re Romney who keeps repeating his stupid remarks about the 23mm unemplyed, and that the econmy never recovered.. whoud you expect him to educate himself about the subjects of foreign affairs?
    His blunders over the summer in England, Israel and Poland is not match to his ignorance that their is a sea that is called Persian Gulf. His remarksabout Benghazi is another, as it is apparent he did not bother reading Obama’s scripts. the Navy ships issue also showed how naive he is with warships, whom he said he will build 20 every year all unpaid for.
    Just few days earlier, he faulted Obama for throwing Mubarak under the bus; well Mr.Romney, it was not Obama, but the people of Egypt who gave up on our long standing support for dictators and despots everywhere as long as they serve our goals. Obama just obliged as any other President would have, if he did not then expect a rocky relation with the Middle East for decades to come.

  • blueclouds123

    Once again Romney has proven that he does not care about women’s rights or safety. He stated he did not agree with the Murdock remark, but he also should have pulled the TV ads immediately, which he did not do and apparently will not do. This proves he must really believe this stupidity , if not, he would have reacted immediately. Do not let Romney fool you with his puppy dog look,soft voice and gentler words, he is not a trustful person and this tatic is how he is hoping to fool people to believe what he says.

  • holyreality

    Imagine President Etch A Sketch facing down a hardliner like Pooty Poot.

    At least Duhbya gave him the Neidermeyer treatment, Romney was a frat boy bully in school, but an etch a sketch wimp today.

  • blueclouds123

    With Romney standing by Murdock who made the comment Rape and the child perhaps produced by this rape is a blessing from God, proves that Romney is weak, cannot be trusted, lies all the time,and is a wolf in a sheeps covering. What more do women need to hear before they decide not to vote for Romney.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    That’s the problem when people listen to Farts News, Rush Limbo, Sean Insanity, and all of the wacked out kooks of the Far-Right/ Tea Baggers. You get a fart on the brains. They should come with warnings: Listening to this can cause severe acid reflux, temporary blindness, extreme gas, and dragon breath. Consult a doctor if symptoms persists.

  • karinursula

    Yes, but the voters understand this or do not really care about foreign matters?

  • WhatsHappeningtoAmerica

    Sorry Robert, I have an education an MBA and I like to inform myself by reading both sides. What you need to do is open your eyes and see that the media is constantly feeding you only one side. Dig a little and maybe you can learn a thing or two.

    • ObozoMustGo

      WHA… I do the same. I watch MSLSD when I can and I read mostly leftist blogs like this septic tank called “The Memo.” Unfortunately, the vast majority of leftist freaks and useful idiot turds floating around in that septic tank cannot handle information from another viewpoint. It makes them go crazy. They need the safety of a flock of fools that think like them to be able to justify their utopian world view. It’s just that way.

      Keep fighting the good fight.

      Have a nice day!

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

      • timeforchange321

        OMG. You are an Idiot.

  • ORAXX

    Romney’s talents drop off sharply once you get beyond making himself rich, the cost to others be dammed.

  • ayayaboy

    We have a very important announcement to make to Romney’s buddy … that Crack-head-Trump. We will make our big announcement to you and Romney (corporate raiders) on November 6th night. Anyway, Mr. squirrel-haired-dumb, did you see the latest opinion poll that says “Rosie O’Donnell is way more intelligent and human than the arrow-mouth-Trump?”
    Romney and Trump must know that “Whoever disrespects the President of United States is a worse enemy to America than Osama Bin Ladin”. Trump – you shot-up your dirty-smelly mouth. These are the kind of crooks and crappy-crazy heads that romney wants to take ideas from to rule our country?

  • http://www.lebanon-dems.org SgtCedar

    “Declaring something an act of terror does not necessarily mean you are declaring it a terror attack.” –Megyn Kelly, Fox News, October 18, 2012

    And she is supposed to be one of the “smart ones” on Faux News.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Sgt… you must be one of those mendicants and jack booted thugs out there threatening people to get your way. You and the entire SEIU criminal organization ought to be thrown in jail with the key cast away forever. You scumbags are bankrupting America, and you know it but don’t care. You’re a bunch of overpaid lazy bums.

      Have a nice day!

      “You mean that you’re telling me that we have to go spend more money to keep from going in debt? Yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” – Joe Biden

  • totenkatz

    Gene Lyons is correct Candy Crowley saved President Obama in the second debate.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Toten… you are absolutely correct. Without that fat chick, Obozo would have been slaughtered again.

      Have a nice day!

      “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

      • timeforchange321

        By your tone and negativity and obvious anger at how well Mr. Obama is doing, I would definately say you display signs of a typical Teatard. I’ll be at the polls on Nov 6 voting for reelection of President Obama. By the way, I am female and Hispanic, and I understand that we are holding Mr. Obama at 63% to gov Robme 23% of early voters. Happy election Day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          the only way Obozo wins this election is if all of your illegal buddies vote as well. Voter fraud IS the hallmark of Chicago Thug Politics, and Obozo is the biggest thug of all.

          Have a nice day!

          “OBOZO LIED, AMERICANS DIED!!! AND HE WATCHED THEM DIE AND DID NOTHING!!!” – ObozoMustGo

    • timeforchange321

      Yes, however the facts supported themselves and President O. :)

      • totenkatz

        Maybe, but still would have liked to see the President explain it instead of Candy ending the exchange.

  • billbear1961

    “As presidential debate blunders go, it was an all-time classic, and would have been so described if the national political media weren’t so invested in a cliffhanger election.”

    Their behaviour has been outrageous.

    They have consistently failed to do their jobs and have allowed a GOP candidate breathtakingly devoid of scruple to get FAR too close to the White House.

    Ad revenue is all that matters to these “journalists.” Controversy sells; progress does not.

    Their cynical indifference to what’s left of democracy and social justice in the U.S. is astonishing.

    If Romney wins and begins to dismantle decades of progress towards a fairer and more stable modern society, we will have all their endless HYPE surrounding the first debate to blame.

    The media have connived with this dissembling proponent of ruthless, robber-baron capitalism; and they will be held accountable for the results.

  • http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/ Nomad

    The part that made my jaw drop was when Romney tried his best to show a little bit of empathy for the Syria people.. “so many have died and we are doing Nothing. Nothing.” In the next breath he is saying, “And this is a great opportunity for us!!”

    Romney talksl about seizing opportunities his eyes light up and he seems practically human for a couple of seconds..

  • frankelee

    I’ve said this from the beginning with Fox News, the problem with lying to people all the time is that before long you can’t remember when you were being honest and when you were being dishonest. When you call the President a socialist, and say that he sympathizes with al Qaeda, and that he’s the most extremist politician in this nation’s history, at some point you can’t remember how in the world the American public elected a insanely left-wing, terrorist supporting, Marxist who wants to rip up the Constitution. And then your attempted attacks during the campaign start to sound really, really stupid to normal Americans.

    • dtgraham

      Fox has just turned into the All Benghazi News Network for the last 6 weeks. You’ll know nothing else if they’re all you watch but you’ll be the world’s expert on Libya. That’s if you can believe their spin on it. If any normal person had any shred of doubt left that they’re the propaganda broadcasting arm of the RNC, this should correct that misperception. It’s so over the top it’s crazy, but the election is just around the corner and they know their last opportunity when they see it to get their beloved Republicans elected.

      It’s funny to see them whine about the perceived lack of coverage by the main stream media on Libya. I’ve seen what I thought was plenty of coverage on this by other networks, but it’s pretty hard to compare your coverage on Benghazi when you’re being compared to the All Benghazi News Network.

    • daniel bostdorf

      This all is a moot point.

      Today—The average of 12 national polls and early voting exit polls indicates Obama is going to win with over 270 Electoral College votes….Romney is losing Ohio as well as Florida.

      Don’t get complacent, however, GO VOTE for Obama as you planned!

      The neo-fascists of Romney/Ryan/Rove/KOch Brothers has been defeated by clear thinking Americans.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJFEGGOLEFMTHB2Q43S4QLYKZA traveller

    romney and ryan are both too stupid to be taken seriously. if you do, it is on you. we already had
    a group of blow hards that crashed the economy and did not pay the bills . ask romney and hhis croud to btring the money back on shre so that the bills get paid and have america be all it is
    supposed to be when wars get paid for and we are not influenced by robber baron smily fools like
    the two stupid “R’s. come on you cannot keep having wars without paying for them or tax cuts to
    crooks that cheat and close down factories. this crap shoot started with saint reagan. haven’t you
    fools done enough damage to the country yet over more than thirty years. enough already. back
    the president that came to save your lardy butts-again. just be decent human beings and start using you pea brain for once. please do for the good of the country and world peace. is it that hard to be a regular joe and become thoughtful again. and another thing, dis avow your pledge to saint
    norquist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJFEGGOLEFMTHB2Q43S4QLYKZA traveller

    I only have three more Romney/Ryan jokes. Use your imagination and follow with me. Likely
    comparison. Romney/Ryan ticket, as per a big one, fish that is, that flops out of the water, and
    by doing so flops to one side then the other side, incesently to try very hard away from the situation of being caught… that is… flop, flop… flip…flop. on and on and without regard to direction or focus, just flop..flop…flip..flop..and so on. Does this win favor with you either if you
    are are a fisherman or just like to talk about the big ones. Not all of them get away, some you
    have to live them down or keep lying for your own portfolio and nothing else. Potus, ha, who will
    you have credability with then when fox news is already the laughing stock of the town, no matter
    which way they hold their two prong tong. Sorry, mistake here, since they never tell truths, they
    can not possibly be two ronged they are simply direct forceful liars, nothing two pronged about their agenda or the two ”R’s agenda.

    Oh the other Mitts mitt. This one is about a full grown octopus with all it’s tenacles in place, and
    each slimy tenacle holding one similar and slimy Mitt. Each Mitt is only one of many possible
    Mitts, all going to bat for the holders of government. Are you still with me on all this. Many, many
    Mitts, but all holders of government. Oh, come on, I realize that you are only a lowly Republican,
    but you follow events, the big money has bought off big government at Saint Norquist request and
    Saint Rove request and of course much help from the Supreme Court’s double dipping tendencies.

    The third joke is the whole Republican party and what it represents. Womb vigilantees and such
    for the benefit of small government. What a joke. Get a hold of yourselves and stop being such
    clowns to the whole world, it is embarassing to consider you folls as having evolved from this same pplanet in the same sorry era that you left for some decent Democrats to try and save your slimey
    carcasses.

  • Peter Steirer

    “if the national political media weren’t so invested in a cliffhanger election.” Well said.

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