Benghazi is a horrible chapter in our Government's history... but it should not be a surprise coming from this Administration.
* Cares nothing about human life-- see partial birth abortion
* Cares nothing about rank-and-file troops-- see sequestration
* Cares nothing about peace through strength-- see every word and deed
* Care nothing about transparency-- see (where do I begin?) Failure to post HCR bill online
"72 hours before the vote" so Americans can understand the bill
* Cares nothing about the victims: See their parents statements re: the ceremony
What would you expect from the one who early on voted "present" to maintain his political viability rather than DO THE JOB HE WAS ELECTED TO DO.
I lost my dad this past June, 88 yrs old, a paid up member of the greatest generation, he was re-united with my mom, who passed away ten years ago and, now, they both lay at the Dallas/Ft Worth National Cemetery. He was one of many who found themselves around the age of 19, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, behind enemy lines in some useless piece of land in Normandy in 1944. He wasn't all that political up until these past four years. However, til the day he died, he could not seem to understand how a president of the U.S.....of these United States, could prove to be so anti-American. The behavior and actions Obama has displayed for the past four years totally befuddled my dad. He would react breathlessly at times when I would point out and explain some outlandish policy or executive order of the president that seemed to go against rational thought and logic; something that was not in the best interest of the U.S.
The complete dishonor that Obama has done regarding Benghazi is a travesty of immeasurable description. His disregard of his role as commander in chief leaves one speechless. And, as for me, I hold President Obama in total contempt for the level of dishonesty he displayed in attempting to lie through the reasoning of the attacks on our embassy in Libya. And, above all else, he has soiled the memory of my father, and the millions like him who sacrificed so much for our great nation, by stepping on the values of America; the very values for which many have given their lives; he has done this by ignoring the pleas of Americans in harm's way. Our nation has a history of answering the pleas of other countries in distress and coming to their aid, and yet, when four Americans very clearly are seen to be in dire need of assistance, this President ignores their cries for help.
I don't quite have any idea how I would have explained President Obama's behavior regarding the Libyan tragedy to my dad. Hell, I can't even explain it to myself. Can anyone who supports Obama please explain how you can continue to do so.......can you..???
I feel the same way lou...my Dad was in the Navy in WWII. My sympathy to you. I, too, do not understand how anyone can vote for or even like Obama. His approval ratings should be -100! I have called some members of Congress within the past week to tell them I am outraged that Obama didn't do anything to help those four men in Benghazi, and I demanded they do something NOW to find out the truth of what Obama was doing in the White House that night. I have talked to a few people who hadn't even heard about Benghazi! If I know a couple of people that haven't heard, there must be more un-informed people out there. Tomorrow, I plan on calling CNN and demand they tell the truth about Obama and Benghazi. The mainstream media is the laughing stock of the world for not reporting this.
I love it, Cheryl! How do we get a demonstration going outside the Whitehouse chanting "WHO SAID 'NO'?" Twitter? Facebook? On Sunday the 4th?? How is that done?
Watch Fox News at 3pm today. My understanding is that this was a cia gun operation with Stevens dealing with someone in Turkey. Guns from Libyia were being sold to Syrian rebels and were being fit with chemical weapons. Russia found out and put astop to it by sending in terroists to kill them. Thats why our Govt. stood down and tried to cover up with that stupid excuse noone bought into. We were real close to WW3.
Watch Fox News at 3pm today. My understanding is that this was a cia gun selling operation. Guns from Libya being sold to Syria. Stevens was the broker and Russia was not happy about this and sent in terrorists to do their work and thats why the secrecy and why our GOVT. STOOD DOWN AND LET THESE PEOPLE DIE. We were close to WW3.
"Why would Obama and Biden do such a thing? Because to launch a military operation against an al-Qaeda affiliate on the anniversary of 9/11 would have exposed the hollowness of their boast through convention week and the days thereafter — that Osama was dead and al-Qaeda was finished. And so Ty Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Chris Stevens were left to die, and a decision taken to blame an entirely irrelevant video and, as Secretary Clinton threatened, “have that person arrested.” And, in the weeks that followed, the government of the United States lied to its own citizens as thoroughly and energetically as any totalitarian state, complete with the midnight knock on the door from not-so-secret policemen sent to haul the designated fall-guy into custody." ~ Mark Steyn
I think this "reason" is very plausable, as sick a bastard as Obama is. However, it doesn't make sense given the fact that they had a warning of this two days BEFORE the attack. They could all have been removed everyone before the 9/11 attack. To know before hand and do nothing. To know that Stevens had been requesting extra security 13 times in the weeks before, makes me think that there is some sort of specific intent behind this on Obama/Jarrett's part. It is as if the WH wanted them dead. The military in the field was not privy to to their intended purpose to leave these men to die, as General Ham displayed by preparing to send help after the 3rd "stand down", and he was immediately removed from command and replaced by General Rodriguez. Just a coincidence that Rodriguez was there? I doubt it.
This may be an understatement, I think we actually need a revolt from real Americans against the government. They've sent our Jobs to China and borrowed us into oblivion to cover losses of tax revenue from the lost manufacturing jobs.
But now, Obama is not even letting us defend ourselves. There is a point where government gets too big, even now attempting to force us into a healthcare system which rations care yet is forced upon us...............if this is not time to fight then what the hell is our Constitution for.
In-Alienable Rights mean they can't be taken away as long as the people are willing to fight for them
This week we should all just stop going to work and march down to our state capitals and demand Obama step down, Obamcare be reversed, our troups come home, tariffs be put in place to bring jobs back and every illegal alien here be locked up and then sent home after a long period in jail..........no more free rides at taxpayer expense for illegal gangs of immigrants
If we all just stop working for a month or so, then the government will crash and we can get our message accross
And if we don't then the Bloombergs who want to control us and the Obama's and the sensless wars in arab lands will continue.
It is the duty of real Americans to consider even violence to defend the Constitution and our country
But we all must do so at the same time avoiding violence if possible, but if we band together, they cannot force us to work and the government would begin to falter and would be forced to hear us.
The banks have not done anything that the government did not sanction therefore the government and not the banks are our problem
Ok Obama we are all going to stop working until you step down from Office
Now obama quietly shuffled the AFRICOM commander out of his post and replaced him with an obama lackey. Gen Ham was ready with a CAT team and obama denied him too.
He inherited the greatest nation on the face of the earth....that was on the edge of depression ofter 8 years of bush and republicons...prior to bush there were surpluses
with the greatest people on the face of the earth...until they lost their jobs at a rate of over 5 million from jan2007 to jan 31, 2008
the kindest, most generous people on the face of the earth....with out jobs due to tax cuts for the rich
that send their sons & daughters to hell holes to protect people...and risk their own lives...because of two wars gw put on credit cards
He inherited a nation that fought World War 2 and won it....when people making over 200,000 paid 90% income taxes
He inherited a nation that fought Communism in a hundred different ways and beat it...oh please, and your still calling Americans commies make up your mind which is it?
He inherited a nation that fought a Civil War and once and for all settled the issue of slavery...and your still a racists as ever ask any republicon
He inherited the greatest Constitutional Republic any group of human beings have ever established...now shut up and pay your fair share, stop stealing from the old, sick and needy
He inherited the greatest economic system on the face of the Earth...the greatest Constitution on the face of the Earth....and fifty percent of Nitwits out there gave him this public trust....and 2% of you greedy bastards still complain about paying a income tax rate of 14%
...and he made it all worse.
You are living on the fumes from Chris Matthews melting brain. Get out and face reality: Obama is not only going to lose, he could potentially face jail time for possibly ordering the death of an Ambassador.
the crisis didn't happen only on Bush's watch; it also happened on the Democrats' watch. That's because Democrats controlled both houses of Congress for the final two years of Bush's tenure. Nevertheless, during the 2008 campaign, all Democrats talked about were the "last eight years," as though they hadn't also been in power. Actually, Republicans controlled both houses for only four and a half years of Bush's time in office. If one were to adopt the post hoc thinking of Democrats, one might say that the financial system was doing just fine until Democrats took over Congress in January 2007. Indeed, the Great Recession began about a year after Democrats won the 2006 midterm elections.
Although the financial crisis didn't happen merely because George W. Bush occupied the White House, Democrats would have you believe it. Notice that when Democrats bring up some variation of "going back to the policies that caused the mess in the first place," it stops right there; they don't go on to say what those policies were. The reason why Democrats don't elaborate is because many of the factors that "caused the mess" were created by Democrats -- and some of them had been in effect for decades.
Housing, especially sub-prime mortgages, was at the center of the financial crisis. The Community Reinvestment Act, which coerced commercial banks to make loans to folks who weren't creditworthy, was a big factor. Enacted in 1977, the CRA is a Democrat policy. Fannie Mae was also a prime suspect in the crisis, and Fannie was created by Democrats in 1938, during the New Deal era. The "implicit guarantee" of certain "government-sponsored enterprises" (private companies like Fannie Mae) and the securitization of mortgages are also Democrat policies.
Another factor that may have contributed to the crisis is the repeal of Glass-Steagall (the Banking Act of 1933), which created "firewalls" between commercial and investment banks. That repeal was signed by President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.
Yet another factor implicated in the crisis is the "easy money" policy of the Federal Reserve. That misguided policy is attributable to the Fed's "dual mandate," which Democrats created in 1977.
So some of the causes of the financial crisis are Democrat policies that were already in place when Bush took office in 2001. In his column "Blaming the Bush Tax Cuts" on October 10, Jonah Goldberg sums up the causes for the crisis like this:
The question of what caused the crisis is obviously still controversial (though, Kessler notes, the official inquiry makes no mention of Bush's tax cuts). But a consensus seems to be forming around the following narrative: The federal government, out of an abundance of concern for the plight of the poor and middle class, made it too easy to buy a home. Congress, on a bipartisan basis, set unrealistic affordable-housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. President Clinton used those goals to expand access to mortgages to low-income borrowers. Then President George W. Bush, with the approval of Congress, expanded the practice, until way too many low-income or otherwise underqualified Americans owned mortgages they couldn't afford.
A mixture of greed, idealism, cynicism, and stupidity led to the practice of bundling those iffy mortgages into financial instruments that Wall Street didn't know how to handle and regulators didn't know how to regulate. As Representative Barney Frank (D., Mass.) put it in 2003, he wanted to "to roll the dice a bit" on regulating subprime mortgages.
In another recent column, "The Fed's Mission Creep," concerning the aforementioned "dual mandate" of the Federal Reserve, George Will on October 17 wrote:
Before the Fed was created 99 years ago, the U.S. economy was in recession 48 percent of the time; since 1913, it has been in recession only about 20 percent of the time. The Fed has done much good. It cannot, however, do every good thing, although Congress now seems to think it should.
In July, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified to the Senate, where one of Fisher's Harvard classmates, the ineffable Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), clearly hoping the Fed would give the economy a pre-election boost, exhorted Bernanke: "The Fed is the only game in town." Good grief.
Is Congress a spectator at the game of governance? Does it have anything to do with tax rates, spending levels and health care and other policies that have U.S. businesses, in Fisher's words, "inundated with regulatory overload"? Expecting --- no, mandating --- the Fed to perform the irreducibly political task of managing economic policy means off-loading legislative responsibilities.
To repeat: Congress is "off-loading legislative responsibilities" for "economic policy" onto the Federal Reserve. The offloading of its responsibilities onto other bodies, like the Fed, is one of the reasons Congress is the branch of the federal government held in the most contempt. What are we paying these people for? Why not just dissolve Congress and let the Fed do everything?
Democrats, whether it's President Obama or members of Congress, find it difficult to accept responsibility. Maybe that explains why Democrats have a hard time demanding responsibility from the citizenry. Given this unfortunate tendency, conservatives need to erect a "firewall" against the possible re-election of Pres. Obama by returning complete control of Congress back to Republicans. Winning back the majority is paramount.
Democrats fail to mention that during the halcyon days of Bill Clinton, when the budget was balanced and the economy was humming, America had an all-Republican Congress. We need to return to those prosperous days of yesteryear when America had an adult Congress, one that accepted responsibility. The Pelosi-Reid Congress was the worst in generations. America needs to "go back" to a Congress like that of Gingrich-Lott, one that balanced budgets and managed a vibrant economy.
Insofar as "the policies that caused the mess in the first place," Democrats already have a corner on that. As long as they refuse to acknowledge the consequences of their own policies, Democrats cannot be taken seriously.
How many of you think Someone in the White House was in colusion with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap the ambassador,not kill him? How many think someone in the white House was ready to "rescue" the ambassador,look like a great military leader, and get re-elected? How many think the Muislim Brotherhood,who visited the White House 400 times recently,would like to have one of theirs in the White House the next 4 years? What if the Muslim Brotherhood was told there would be no security at the embassy, even though the ambassador begged for it? Maybe the 2 seals weren't expected to show up and spoil the party. Maybe that's why they wouldn't use the C130 even though the Seals had the target lit up with a laser. The embassy had to have dozens of satellite phones at the ready, so they had to be in constant communicatio with the State Department from the start.
Would someone with the authority please look into this ASAP? The video story was just a lame cover-up attempt because Someone was caught flat footed and had no good plan B if the ambassador got killed. Your thoughts?
I don't think Obama is a coward no wrong words. He is diabolical, ruthless, lawless and last but certainly not least treasonous! We need to realize that Steven's was asking for help two weeks prior to this event, which means Obama not only let it happen, Obama knew it was going to happen and then watched! I think they call it a snuff film! Harsh I know! Now we have to ask why?? We have to as citizens demand the answers and now!! There hiding something behind this and we need to know what it is before more innocent Americans die for an agenda we have know idea what it is!!!!
IMO, Stevens was sent to Behghazi to be "offed." He knew too much about the Dumbozo administration's gun running to al Qaeda via Turkey and his other Muslim pals. He watched this massacre going down via overhead drone, but he is said to "enjoy" watching drone "snuff" films over and over again. No, of course, none of these guys needed to die. Our forces are always combat ready. No excuses.
I think Obama did nothing solely for political reasons. He is basing his whole campaign on 'I killed bin Laden, and al Queda is on the run.' Well, newsflash for O... the Seals killed bin Laden, and al Queda is killing our people and setting their flag where ours used to be, all across the Mideast and northern Africa. Rush said Obama was cold, really cold. He watched those people die, and refused aid. How much colder can one get? He has a compliant media who help him ignore this. We posted many the relevant stories on FR, http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ and I'll add this to one of the posts!
Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh are my 2 favorite radio talking heads. He always credits Rush Limbaugh and calls him the god father of talk radio.
I am livid, and downright disgusted with this administration for turning their backs on the Navy Seals who went back to try to save Ambassador Stevens and his aide. As a former enlisted Navy man myself I was fortunate enough to have serve under one of the greatest presidents of the United States, in one Ronald Wilson Reagan. Who loved the military, and would of made sure that the cries for reinforcements by our brave souls on the ground. Would of never gone unheard, and a military strike-force would of been there with-in minutes.
Instead we have this commander in chief claim he never heard, nor was he informed of what was happening in Benghazi Libya. This is cowardice and borders on Treason, and the articles of impeachment should be applied here for the lack of inaction taken by this entire administration.
There should be calls for investigations by the arm services committee now!
The hell with the election!!
Here's a quote from my favorite founding father-Thomas Jefferson.
" Aware of the tendency of power to degenerate into abuse, the worthies of our country have secured its independence by the establishment of a Constitution and form of government for our nation, calculated to prevent as well to correct abuse."-T. Jefferson to Washington Tammany Society, 1809.
In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.
This is why he didn't act. He's a Muslim Brotherhood stooge.
An excerpt from an otherwise good speech from the President at the UN on 9/25:
..."At time, the conflicts arise along the fault lines of race or tribe. And often they arise from the difficulties of reconciling tradition and faith with the diversity and interdependence of the modern world. In every country, there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening; in every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they’re willing to tolerate freedom for others.
That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity.
It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well -- for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that has welcomed people of every race and every faith. We are home to Muslims who worship across our country. We not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe. We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them.
I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.
Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As President of our country and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day -- (laughter) -- and I will always defend their right to do so."...
The President is lying - he blamed the murders on the video, not terrorists; his own words. Interesting that once again, it's all about Dear Leader...and he continues to crack jokes provoking laughter from his audience at the UN.
Not that Obama is not a coward because he is but I believe there are more sinister reasons why he did not send help. This is what I want exposed.
This Empty Chair...Empty Suit...Empty CinC...Empty Civility...Empty Intelligence...Just plain Empty period!!!!!!
Depends on how you look at these two words...'Move Forward.' This can be looked at and explained as such: Michele has finished packing up the WH. The moving vans are outside waiting to cart the Obama family away to their new destination. The caravan is ready and the lead trucker does a shout-out on his megaphone..."MOVE FORWARD!" Finally they are OUT of there!!!!!
What is sickening is how many dumb people out there still think all this is being made up. That the right is just making this up and it WAS a video that killed our men in Libya. My own son believes I'm crazy and that Fox News and anyone else saying bad things about obama are just made because he is going to win the election. He said nobody would let men die so it must be a lie that obama didn't try to help. Sad to say my son and I no longer talk. I can't talk to someone who defends letting 4 men die while begging for help from our president. My son says it's Bush's fault. Yes that is his answer to everything that obama has been accused of. So sad, so sad.
EMAILS: WHITE HOUSE TOLD TWO HOURS AFTER BENGHAZI ATTACK BEGAN THAT RADICAL ISLAMIC GROUP CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY
Quote- "CAUGHT IN A LIE--AGAIN: WHITE HOUSE RECEIVED CLAIMS OF TERRORIST ROLE TWO HOURS AFTER BENGHAZI ATTACK"
"Just over two hours after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi began on Sep. 11, the White House Situation Room was notified that a militant group with connections to al Qaeda had claimed responsibility, undermining claims by the Obama administration and the media that a video was initially the suspected cause."
CBS’ Lara Logan: Obama is lying to you - Islamists are your enemy -
http://youtu.be/9BD7CYLTndk via @youtube
‘Death and Deceit in Benghazi’ -
quote- "When one does cut through the fog of Benghazi, we are left with the indelible image of a regime lying its butt off to save itself." This is an all to ominous and real indicator of the reality that the current leaders running our govt, thus our Nation, are despotically corrupt and criminal..
The Truth is not subjective, nor is your electoral fate on 6 Nov Mr soon to be "Former" US President, let alone a fraudulent US President to begin with.
Well, I didn't know the Great One was Chief of staff to the Reagan Attorney General!
So there's one other event he could've told us.
Remember the bombing of a nightclub in Berlin, frequented by American off-duty soldiers? It was sometime during the 1980s. I can't remember how may died.
But - as soon as it was clear that Gaddhafi was involved, Ronald Reagan commanded his bombers to strafe Tripoli, bomb Gaddhafi's palace. They did. Gaddhafi learned his lesson.
Oh - and the combined socialists of the world howled their outrage, of course.
I had more or less come to the same conclusions as Mark Levin, before listening to this sound clip.
Obama's Presidency is a disaster. A bigger disaster would be if 51% of the country votes for him a second time. Bad enough that a third of the country just wants to sit on the couch and collect government checks.
But the commander-in-chief is a coward, and an incompetent one, and one who engages in cover-ups after the fact.
Way to go Mark. I can see you and your little Barney pulling back the curtain on our President (aka Wizard of OZ). We can't ignore the man behind the curtain. Thanks to you, we don't.
In reality Barack Hussein Obama has never considered himself Commander in Chief - what he does consider that to be is a distraction from destroying the country from within as quickly as possible.....
Or "Not Optimal" use of his Republic destruction powers.....
Then, to add insult to injury - Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States tells Charles Woods, father of fallen Seal in Benghazi, ‘DID YOUR SON ALWAYS HAVE BALLS THE SIZE OF CUE BALLS?’ The Vice President of the United States said this. Can you imagine losing a child and during the service someone make that sort of statement to you? Our media stinks since they cover up for these liars. Our President and Vice President stink because of their lies. Hilliary Clinton stinks along with Biden and BO for the lies they all have told. They are traitors to the country.
Obama is a stinking disgrace. And his cabinet is a disgrace too if they don't break their silence... and I don't mean Hillary... just to save her career.
This is evil and lawless... cowardice on parade.
Mark is ABSOLUTELY right!!! Every person in Congress (for that matter- every US citizen) should be saying (screaming) this! I am livid that this person residing in the White House &/or anyone else involved in this cover-up are not taking ANY responsiblity for it.
LIVES were lost- they were serving our country and their pleas for help ignored.
Even the MSM seem to be covering up for Obama. If there ever been a president guilty of dereliction of duty, treason, and intentionally violating his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States it would be Obama!
One thing is for certain, I would not want Levin prosecuting me in a courtroom. Gulp. I caught the Talking Points portion of O'Reilly's show tonight, which was unusual, as I seldom watch him anymore. However, I was struck by how visibly angry he appeared discussing this issue. I was struck by how he clearly knows this president is a liar, even if he won't say it directly. And, I wondered how it was that all of the rest of us knew this years ago, and O'Reilly apparently is just now getting on the bus with the rest of us. The same goes for Trump - Mr. Tough Guy. This is the same Donald Trump who openly praised Obama in 2008. Krauthammer - who talked about how smart and effective Obama was back in 2008. The list is very long on guys like these, and my memory is equally as long. All these mental elites who shushed the likes of Limbaugh when he said he hoped Obama failed. There were a few who remained defiant in the face of that fraud Obama, screaming to the world what he was long before he was elected. Levin is one of them.