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Well, the 3:00 AM call came, it took Obama 15 hours to respond to it. Why was he so unprepared? Why were the warnings not heeded?  We don’t know….why?…because the media, instead of asking those important questions decided to attack Mitt Romney and his statement. Oh the anquish over his statement. the gnashing of teeth over Romney finding a problem with a public apology to the Islamists for our First Amendment right to free speech. Of course, Obama, being humiliated into finally saying something, also agreed with Romney. Did that stop the media pummeling of Romney who was accused of “politicizing” the deaths of our Ambassador and his staffers? NO! I’ve got some news for the media, their darling Obama is the President, not Mitt Romney, and his failure has caused some major damage to the US. Obama should have gotten out ahead of all this mess. Instead, mixed messages were sent out and had to be walked back. It makes us look weak and confused. When dealing with the ME that is not a good position to be in. Not attending intel meetings because he finds the real job of governing boring or because he can “read the reports on a secure ipad” shows a lack of leadership that is appalling. Now, there is an Armada of battleships heading to the ME. Does anyone think for one moment this will turn out well?  Does anyone, other than the media, honestly think Obama and his foreign policy has worked out for anyone’s benefit? His egoic BS about how tensions with the Islamists would ease when he was elected has been proven false. From an interview in 2007:

The day I’m inaugurated, not only the country looks at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently … If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also understand their point of view … My sister is half-Indonesian. I traveled there all the way through my college years. And so I’m intimately concerned with what happens in these countries and the cultures and perspective these folks have. And those are powerful tools for us to be able to reach out to the world … then I think the world will have confidence that I am listening to them and that our future and our security is tied up with our ability to work with other countries in the world that will ultimately makes us safer.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/09/15/wh-denies-that-middle-east-crisis-casts-doubt-on-its-policies/

Time and again the media covers for his mistakes which endangers us all. Not just us in the US but all of the Western countries.

Another issue is the bragging and security leaks coming out of the White House. Obama and his cohorts should take a lesson from the Germans and the Israelis, keep your mouths shut. Using bin Laden to score political points has more than damaged our relations in the ME. Taking al Libyi out was not the problem, leaking it and saying the US did it is a huge problem. The missions to remove them are called covert for a reason. The media lauds these missions as proof Obama is a “warrior”. But, No, he is not. A warrior does not brag or have his surrogates brag about these missions. A good governing President would not put his ambassadors, or his people, in harm’s way by bragging and letting his ego overrule his good sense. The White House and the LSM don’t seem to care what happened in the ME to our Ambassador and his staff. Both were so busy going after Romney they paid little if any attention to the great harm they were causing and the threat their braggadocia was and is to the US. To take the heat off themselves they put the onus on an obscure movie that has been out since July and, Mitt Romney. Neither of which caused the conflagration going on.  Does anyone remember how Obama said he did not need congressional approval to invade Libya? A violation of the War Powers Act, to be sure. Now, he’s running around covering his rear, leading from behind, finally discovering the War Powers Act must be there for a reason. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/14/Obama-seeks-to-distribute-responsibility-complies-with-war-powers-resolution

If the government can trample our First Amendment rights than none of our rights are secure. While we individually can deplore certain films or speech, what place does the government have in investigating a man who made an insignificant movie as was his right under the Constitution? Being obnoxious is not a crime.

Rather than focus on the fact that there were no Marines guarding the Libyan consulate where the murder of four Americans was committed or the very real threats against those Americans (by al-Qaeda) the White House apparently did not take seriously, when the torch and pitchfork media wasn’t torching and pitchforking Mitt Romney — they were hunting this filmmaker.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/15/Feds-Take-Christian-Filmmaker-In-For-Questioning

What gives Obama the right to place American citizens in indefinite detention without due process?  Where is that written in the Constitution? And lastly, what gives Obama the right to stomp on people’s religious beliefs and denigrate them if they stand up to his government overreach?  Obama has tossed out the rule of law and the Constitution for a very personal agenda. We can’t let him continue. When it comes to trusting who is best fit to run this country, Mitt Romney wins it hands down.

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25 Comments

  1. Yes, this is disgraceful….
    […]“Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world.”

    Got that? The chap made a movie. (He may also have violated probation, but that herring is red, Comrade.) As Glenn observes, “By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated that oath. . . . It is a betrayal of his duties as President, and a disgrace.”[…]

    http://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/2012/09/15/the-picture-that-should-cost-obama-his-job/?singlepage=true

    • srdem65

      No matter how we feel about PastorJones and his wacky congregation, he too has the right to say any stupid thing he wants without having the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of our military trying to intimidate him to shut up about a video/film. or anything for that matter.

      Every day, someone in our government chips away at our rights, little by little.

      • between that and the indefinite detention proposed….people should be so angry at this…really, I just don’t get why they aren’t.

  2. Oh brother! National Yard Sale Day for Obama….
    September 22nd …can’t make this stuff up
    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/09/14/obama-campaign-to-hold-national-yard-sale-for-obama-day/

  3. New Mexico National Guard comes under attack in the Sinai….part of international peacekeepers

    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/09/jihadists_attack_int.php

    • I guess the only good news is none of the guard were injured…this time.

  4. “The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous,” Magarief told NPR in Benghazi on Sunday. “We firmly believe that this was a pre-calculated, pre-planned attack that was carried out specifically to attack the U.S. Consulate.”

    “The Obama administration is sticking to its position that Tuesday’s deadly attack in Benghazi wasn’t premeditated, contradicting U.S. lawmakers and Libya’s own president.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/249717-rice-at-odds-with-libya-says-benghazi-attack-was-not-premeditated

  5. The Original

    Well, the 3:00 call came to Hillary as well . . . and she didn’t respond well either.

    Both Obama and HIllary need to be fired.

    • srdem65

      It must have gone like this: What’s happening there? Dona know.
      Where’s the Ambassador? How should I know.
      Who put out the message? I think it was the nightime maintainance crew.
      What should we do? Look for some excuse.
      OMG, the Ambassador is being dragged through the streets. Just say they’re taking him to get medical care.
      But the photos…… Lie. No one’s going to believe it’s about some stupid movie. Lie.
      Now what? Lie some more.
      OMG, the whole MiddleEast is on fire now, what should we do? Lie.

      • The Original

        The policies from the Clinton administration was the chief reason for 9/11 . . . the lack of communication caused by regulations between the FBI and CIA didn’t give anyone enough information on what could be happening right in our own country. Pres. Bush took down those barriers. One of the first thing Obama did was re-establish those barriers.

        What a mess the Obama administration (and I mean every last sing one of them) has made. This is their problem. They own this mess. Every single bit of it.

        • Every foreign paper I have read says the State Dept, therefore Obama, was warned about the attack…good grief it’s even in the very left leaning Haaretz.

      • The lies are a way of wearing us down…the LSM helps push them…it’s hard to fight through all the noise.

        • And be prepared…tomorrow there will be some new poll released…BO up by 6 in all battleground states. I just pray we get the adults back in charge!

  6. The Original

    So, during the administration of George Bush his administration went to Congress almost 20 times to ask them to rein in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The Dems threw up their arms in disgust. Then in 2008 when the collapse happened it was all Pres. Bush’s fault.

    This mess we are in right now falls completely on the shoulders of Obama and Hillary and yet not many are blaming either of them.

    The hypocrisy is amazing. It makes me incredibly sick!

    • Yep, and here is proof of what the Dems did…

    • and this…

      • The Original

        Sickening, isn’t it?

  7. O/T wanted all of you to read this…I find it strange Obama would want to emulate the EU…

    “Until recently, however, French political, media and corporate spheres have been almost exclusively white. Only one of France’s 577-member National Assembly was a minority until June legislative elections swept nine more into office. Of 36,000 city mayors, blacks and Arabs can be counted on one hand. In February, comedian Omar Sy became the first black man to win a Best Actor award at the Césars (France’s equivalent of the Oscars). And when a major French TV network hired its first black anchorman, Harry Roselmack, in 2006, it was front-page news.”

    http://www.france24.com/en/20120907-minorities-france-barack-obama-usa-banlieue-racism-mitt-romney-paris-african-american-arab

  8. some local state news…all the folderol from the media over OH pension funds leads to naught but hype! support for the reforms was almost unanimous in the legislature. So, all the hoopla didn’t make one bit of difference.
    […]Ohio’s pension funds are in danger of becoming insolvent if adjustments aren’t made. Policymakers, retiree groups, government employers and others have wrestled over the fixes for four years.

    The pension bills include requests by the funds to raise premiums, lower payouts and tighten eligibility requirements for affected teachers, police and other public workers.

    After becoming law, the measures would take effect Jan. 7. Employee contribution rates would be gradually increased by increments from 10 percent of salary to 12.25 percent for those belonging to the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund, and from 10 percent to 14 percent for members of the State Teachers Retirement System.

    Members of OPERS and the School Employees Retirement System would not see an increase in contributions. The Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System board could adjust member contributions from 10 percent to up to 14 percent of salary.

    Republican Rep. Kirk Schuring, chairman of a legislative subcommittee that has been studying the pensions’ fiscal health, called the bills the “most significant reform measures” in decades.

    Schuring said that while some may view the changes as painful, they will help preserve benefits for current and future retirees.

    Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus and Senate Democratic Leader Eric Kearney co-sponsored the bills, which passed the Senate in May.[…]

    http://news.yahoo.com/public-pension-changes-clear-ohio-legislature-131555295–finance.html

  9. YEP, the majority agree…freedom of speech is more important then not offending others…I can’t imagine why 15% would think otherwise..

    “Voters overwhelmingly rate protecting freedom of speech as more important than not offending other nations and cultures despite claims that the latest outbreak of anti-American violence in the Middle East is due to an amateur YouTube video that mocks Islam.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 72% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is more important for the United States to guarantee freedom of speech. Only 15% consider it more important for the United States to make sure that nothing is done to offend other nations and cultures.”

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/israel_the_middle_east/72_put_freedom_of_speech_ahead_of_not_offending_other_cultures

  10. The Price of a Koran…

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/

    • srdem65

      Chinese propagada that Obama should be relected.

  11. My BS flag is not getting any rest right now.

    “Michelle Obama: ‘Instead of Pointing Fingers and Placing Blame, Barack Got to Work’”

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michelle-obama-instead-pointing-fingers-and-placing-blame-barack-got-work

    Does she know two Baracks?

    • Oh heck no…there’s the little known fact that she sleeps with little Bo when BO is out of town…/s

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