You had to know this was coming, all the intellectual dishonest last week as the White House attempted to quell criticism in the press by sticking to the laughably implausible assertion that all of the unrest in the Middle East was due to a film that [almost] no one has seen, even as the President and his supporters spent the entire convention and the past year boasting to the world from the Presidential podium about how President Obama was the one who "brought Osama bin Laden to justice" by killing him.
"OSAMA'S DEAD, GM'S ALIVE!"
Joe Biden suggested that as a bumper sticker and Democrats and the Obama campaign jumped on it. Fine and dandy, I think it was a good thing too, but I don't need to be reminded of it in the midst of a global war on terror--AND NEITHER DO THE MUSLIM RIOTERS.
So now, after almost a week of living in Wonderland, Jay, Barry, and the boys and girls in the White House have finally been forced back to reality--not by their adoring MSM, but by the unrelenting tide of facts coming out of investigations into these attacks. Here's the YahooNews article:
Of course, they're not prepared to go all the way to admitting that the entire attack was premeditated, because that would then lead to the inescapable conclusion that the foreign policy agenda President Obama and Hillary Clinton have been pursuing vis-a-vis the Middle East has been an utter and unmitigated disaster.
By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 20 hrs ago
The White House on Tuesday explicitly left open the possibility that last week's dramatic attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens dead, was a planned attack.
Press secretary Jay Carney suggested the assault could have been the work of an armed group looking to "take advantage" of demonstrations he blamed on an anti-Islam video available online.
Carney repeatedly described that footage as the "precipitating" cause of the protests and the violence targeting American diplomatic posts in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia and elsewhere.
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If they can't lay the blame for the uprisings on the film and it's producer, then the Obama Administration would be forced to admit that it's policies have failed to build the kind of close relationship with Middle Eastern nations that Obama predicted and promised back when he was inaugurated.
Obama's handling of foreign policy has already taken a huge hit even according to the WSJ/NBC poll (the one released today giving Obama a solid 5% lead). President Obama's approval on foreign policy dropped from 54% down to 49%. Among the important "Independent Vote," the fall is even more precipitous, standing at 13%.
This contest is far from over and the Republicans need to continue to press forward against the lies of the Obama/Democrat/MSM political machine. The more the facts get out and into the heads of voters, the more likely Romney is to win.
Democrats want the race run on emotion for the simple reason that they can't defend their record. Republicans want to run on facts, because the more informed the voters are as to the reality of Obama's failures, the more likely they are to vote for Romney.
Romney still must "make the sale" to the voting public. He needs to get Stewart Stevens either to acquiesce to a more aggressive style, or fire him and get someone who knows how to run a campaign based on conservative principle.
The contrast that can be drawn between what Romney stands for and what Obama stands for is stark and easy to understand--do we want more entitlements, more dependence on government, less independence and less liberty, or do we want more prosperity, more freedom, more financial independence . . . and more money?
Obama promises more government in your life. Romney promises more freedom and prosperity.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!