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Cutter: Libya Not A Foreign Policy Failure, Has Been A "Very Transparent Process"
"Every step of the way, as information is learned, as intelligence is approved of what happened on the ground that night, the president makes it available to members of Congress and to the public. It's been a very transparent process and he's determined to bring whoever perpetrated this against the four Americans to justice," Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on NBC's "Today" show this morning.

"No, look, you know, we live in a dangerous world. Anytime American lives are lost it's a terrible tragedy, and the president acted quickly to make sure every other embassy was protected. We're getting to the bottom of it. And we need to work this investigation through. It's really important that we not politicize this process," Cutter said when "Today" host Willie Geist asked if President Obama will concede that the terror attack in Libya was a foreign policy failure.

"It's unfortunate that those across the aisle are trying to divide us right now," Cutter added.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2012 13:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yeah, and 911 was just a bump in the road?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:22 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Wisconsin senator's son beaten by anti-Romney thugs
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 18:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Honestly, I believe we are at the point with these Brownshirts that we need to videotape them in the act of vandalism, ask them to leave, and when they come for you to do physical harm you shoot the fuckers dead.

Enough of the "new civility".
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 18:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Wisconsin has concealed carry. If a State Legislators son does not have a permit, I'll bet he gets one pretty darn fast.
Posted by: Griter Crart8496 || 10/22/2012 18:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Night riders. Remember the Klan was at home with the Donks.

Klan members adopted masks and robes that hid their identities and added to the drama of their night rides, their chosen time for attacks. Many of them operated in small towns and rural areas where people otherwise knew each other's faces, and sometimes still recognized the attackers. "The kind of thing that men are afraid or ashamed to do openly, and by day, they accomplish secretly, masked, and at night." With this method both the high and the low could be attacked.[44] The Ku Klux Klan night riders "sometimes claimed to be ghosts of Confederate soldiers so, as they claimed, to frighten superstitious blacks. Few freedmen took such nonsense seriously."[45]

The Klan attacked black members of the Loyal Leagues and intimidated southern Republicans and Freedmen's Bureau workers. When they killed black political leaders, they also took heads of families, along with the leaders of churches and community groups, because these people had many roles in society. Agents of the Freedmen's Bureau reported weekly assaults and murders of blacks. "Armed guerrilla warfare killed thousands of Negroes; political riots were staged; their causes or occasions were always obscure, their results always certain: ten to one hundred times as many Negroes were killed as whites." Masked men shot into houses and burned them, sometimes with the occupants still inside. They drove successful black farmers off their land. "Generally, it can be reported that in North and South Carolina, in 18 months ending in June 1867, there were 197 murders and 548 cases of aggravated assault."[46]

Klan violence worked to suppress black voting. More than 2,000 persons were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868. Although St. Landry Parish had a registered Republican majority of 1,071, after the murders, no Republicans voted in the fall elections. White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish for Grant's opponent. The KKK killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The KKK made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact.[47]
- wiki

History may not repeat itself, but the currents are strong.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2012 19:47 Comments || Top||


TRR: Romney Has Best Gallup Tracking Poll Numbers Since 1968
Don't get cocky, guys. The only poll that counts is the one onNovember 6th.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Romney will be debating Barack Obama and Bob Schieffer tonight. So far he has been doing fairly well with the two on one game.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:29 Comments || Top||

#2  If it's not close they can't cheat...
Posted by: Steve White || 10/22/2012 17:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Refrain from premature, irrational exuberance, young goat!
Posted by: Thusort Ebbomoting1144 || 10/22/2012 17:39 Comments || Top||

#4  ROMNEY = RFK = aka OBAMA/JFK II, or OBAMA/JFK LITE???

Must be - so-called "Mittens" is repor getting mucho death + mass riot threats, etc. on Twitter.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/22/2012 19:47 Comments || Top||

#5  I'll say here what I said in a previous comment:

Everything is pointing to a big win for Romney... and the dhims can't cheat if it ain't close.

So keep it up like your country depends on it.

Because it does.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 20:30 Comments || Top||


Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more
The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law -- and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama's campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.

"When I did Romney's, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered," he said. "Romney's Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama's didn't."

In September, Obama's campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.

The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of "a minor technical error."

"All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified," spokesman Michael Czin said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2012 13:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sure... a technical error.

Just like it was millions of times in 08.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 13:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Just one more example of the the media falling down on the job. (yeah, like we needed another one!) We need a free press, not one that is the media arm of a particular political party. You guys suck.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/22/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

#3  We need a free press

We've got a free press, SteveS. It's called the blogosphere.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2012 16:01 Comments || Top||

#4  "O" is a protected species. Nothing short of voting him out convincingly will get rid of him. Most likely, he has a number of impeachable offenses but no one wants to touch him for fear of riots in the street. Since the Senate would not convict him, it is a waste of time to think about it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Obama is like our previous PM here in Londistan. I'm sure once he's out of office the REALLY dodgy stories will surface.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/22/2012 16:45 Comments || Top||


Obama campaign denies Willie Brown's claim of Obama-Wright outreach conference call
Willie Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco, reported Saturday that President Barack Obama
Because I won...
held a semi-secret conference call with the racist preacher Jeremiah Wright and other ministers last weekend to boost African-American turnout. But Obama for America campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith denied it flatly to The Daily Caller on Sunday.

"It is not true," Smith, the campaign's rapid-response director, wrote in an email to TheDC.

Brown reported his claim in his San Francisco Chronicle column Saturday evening,

Pressed on whether Wright has "engaged any campaign activity with President B.O. over the last two months," Smith replied, "He has not. The story is totally incorrect."

Brown's claim of a secret outreach effort to a group of black religious figures including Obama's former pastor came with a parallel claim that anti-black racism will drop Obama's Election Day results by roughly 4 percentage points below pre-election polls.

"By my estimate, you have to build in a three- to five-point slip from the poll numbers for any black candidate on Election Day ... [so] you need to pump up the black vote by equal measure," he wrote in his Oct. 20 column.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2012 13:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Potential conference call participants continue to surface:

Farrakhan Lambastes Romney in Unhinged Rant & Claims American Exceptionalism Is an ‘Exceptional Lie’
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2012 17:05 Comments || Top||


Joe Klein: Benghazi Consulate Controversy 'The October Mirage - It Really Isn't An Issue'
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2012 13:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's see if I understand this; Bengahzi is a non-issue, a mirage? What a moronic thing to say.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I guess its a 'bump in the road'... eh?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/22/2012 16:52 Comments || Top||

#3  No one, no one in the MSM is more in the tank for Obama than Joe Klein. He's grown gills.

Not Andy Sullivan. Not Andrea Mitchell. Not Chris Matthews. Not Ezra Klein. Not even Al Sharpton. Joe wins this competition.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/22/2012 17:20 Comments || Top||


Barbra Streisand asks for 'emergency contribution' from Obama supporters
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 13:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You can begin to smell the panic......
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/22/2012 14:06 Comments || Top||

#2  To quote the Blogfather:

Don't get cocky kid!


Posted by: AlanC || 10/22/2012 15:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Everything is pointing to a big win for Romney... and the dhims can't cheat if it ain't close.

So keep it up like your country depends on it.

Because it does.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 15:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Save it Babs. He's a loser, just like you!
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2012 15:48 Comments || Top||

#5  So keep it up like your country depends on it.

And everybody else's too.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2012 15:49 Comments || Top||

#6  A note in the Wall on our behalf would be Tzedakah g(r)om. If it is convenient for you.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2012 15:56 Comments || Top||

#7  The more they throw at a losing cause, the less they'll have to spend later...and the less likely they'll be to do so again.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2012 16:04 Comments || Top||

#8  TW, you make me smile. Hope you are right!
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Babs would never run her household or buiness like they way the Gov't is run. Could you imagine the ass-reeming you'd get if you didn't pull you weight under her supervison.
Posted by: jack salami || 10/22/2012 17:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Just remember Babs all that money spent to recall Scott Walker. How has that worked out for you and your brood?

Visceral hatred is very inefficient and often costly.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2012 21:15 Comments || Top||


Forget October, Anonymous Sources Say November Surpise Working
Anonymous reports coming out of the Middle East indicate President Obama may be planning military action to take place in the days before the U.S. presidential election.

Certain individuals currently deployed in various U.S. land, sea, and/or air missions in the Middle East are indicating they've heard about possibilities that could take place one to two days before the election: perhaps against Iran, perhaps elsewhere in the Middle East.

These individuals have no idea what might be coming, but some of them indicate receiving upgraded clearances and travel documents that will allow them to move more easily between countries should something big take place in the region.

When Gov. Romney began threatening to overtake Obama in the polls two weeks ago, various commentators wondered aloud whether Obama would use a military strike to try to show his toughness and bolster his numbers. And when Gallup showed a consistent 6-point lead for Romney last week, callers asked Rush Limbaugh if he thought such an attack-for-votes scheme were actually possible?

Limbaugh did not confirm or deny whether he thought such an attack were possible. Rather, he simply said such an attack would be seen for what it really was -- a desperate attempt to get votes.

Some of our brave men and women in uniform in the Middle East not only believe such attack is possible, but that a November surprise is actually in the works.
Posted by: Sherry || 10/22/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I know many of the 'burgers here have speculated that teh 0ne would be feckless enough to order a strike just to get votes.

Articles like this are not out of the realm of possibility for someone as morally bankrupt as Obama.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2012 0:08 Comments || Top||

#2  The problem I have with all this "strike" Libya, and/or Iran and the "Circle the Wagons" to rally around our President: In this anti-war feelings within our American populace now... I'm just not understanding this -- this is the same populace that is to rally around Obama because he lobs a few missiles, but yet, when we have an American Ambassador for the first time since 1979, and three other Americans murdered
... there is just no "Rally Around the Flag" coming out.
Posted by: Sherry || 10/22/2012 0:55 Comments || Top||

#3  A full tilt military strike would alienate too much of B-HO's base. It would also require decision-making, something he is not known for. He might drone-zap a few guys, but that won't win him any points from anyone who wasn't already in the bag. Some nice opportunities for grand speechifying though.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/22/2012 1:33 Comments || Top||

#4  YAHOO NEWS > ROMNEY AND OBAMA NOW IN DEAD HEAT.

The Romney surge isn't, as it looks once again like Mittens is having great difficulties breaking out absolutely positively categorically undeniably ...@etc. decisively from the statistical MOE.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/22/2012 2:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm thinking scale here. A few missiles here, a drone zap there. It isn't enough. He'd have to launch something on the scale of Kosovo, and we'd see that coming.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/22/2012 9:59 Comments || Top||

#6  My take is that there will be a January (non-)surprise, when 0bama and the Demoncrats buy into their own lies and refuse to yield the government to The Forces Of Evil in the face of an election-that-they-could-not-steal.
Posted by: Ptah || 10/22/2012 11:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Then again even if a righteous retaliation were to occur people would view it with great cynicism and seen by many if not all as a political ploy and work against the Won.
Posted by: Kelly || 10/22/2012 11:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Regarding #6.

We'd all better pray this does not happen.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2012 11:25 Comments || Top||

#9  The Romney surge isn't, as it looks once again like Mittens is having great difficulties breaking out absolutely positively categorically undeniably ...@etc. decisively from the statistical MOE.

Have serious doubts about that being the case. Most poll internals seem to have a larger, often significantly larger, Democrat turnout advantage than in '08 when Obama was "The One" running against a hapless McCain.
Posted by: AzCat || 10/22/2012 14:07 Comments || Top||

#10  It will be revealed that Obama was really born in Ohio of white coal mining parents who loved him dearly but could not afford to treat his very rare skin disorder.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/22/2012 15:11 Comments || Top||

#11  Shipman, you have a truly convoluted mind. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2012 16:05 Comments || Top||

#12  Dang, Ship, that's inspired! :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 10/22/2012 16:11 Comments || Top||

#13  That is inspired. Sort of like the role Steve Martin played in the "Jerk"--the only white son of black sharecroppers.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2012 16:17 Comments || Top||

#14  Ship - that's excellent!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/22/2012 16:48 Comments || Top||

#15  I shall ride around the walls of the 'burg in my Triumph.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/22/2012 19:04 Comments || Top||

#16  Dragging the body your enemy behind you, Ship?
Posted by: lotp || 10/22/2012 19:52 Comments || Top||

#17  I shall ride around the walls of the 'burg in my Triumph.

Is it red? A triumphal Triumph ought to be red, of at all possible...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2012 19:52 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2012-10-22
  Men 'planned mass suicide attack'
Sun 2012-10-21
  Nigeria military nabs Bokoboy at senator's home
Sat 2012-10-20
  Leb: Wissam al-Hasan Assassinated in Beirut Bomb Blast
Fri 2012-10-19
  144 Dead as Syria Jets Blast Maaret al-Numan and Suicide Bomber Hits near Interior Ministry
Thu 2012-10-18
  Iranian-American Pleads Guilty to Plot to Kill Saudi Envoy to U.S.
Wed 2012-10-17
  ROPer arrested for attempting to blow up Federal Reserve Bank in NYC
Tue 2012-10-16
  Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
Mon 2012-10-15
  Gunmen kill 20 at mosque in northern Nigeria
Sun 2012-10-14
  Israel AF kills head of Al-Q affiliate in Gaza
Sat 2012-10-13
  96 Dead, Including 41 Troops
Fri 2012-10-12
  US names new diplomat to Libya to replace Stevens
Thu 2012-10-11
  US embassy security chief gunned down in Yemen
Wed 2012-10-10
  Turkey Intercepts Syrian Civilian Plane
Tue 2012-10-09
  Taliban bravely shoot Pakistani schoolgirl campaigning for peace
Mon 2012-10-08
  Syria Rebels Advance in North, Pushed Back in South

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