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Was It Political Football?

Updated on October 18, 2012

He Should Have Punted On First Down

He Was Offended?

So what if Obama is offended by any criticism aimed at his lackluster job performance and continued record of failure after failure. I had thought about fact checking Obama's outlandish statement during the second debate but there were too many fabrications and out right lies that even Stevie Wonder can see so instead I will focus on Libya and Obama's fumbling that football in the effort of playing political football with a subject that is rather serious - the death of four Americans. Ambassador Stevens and the other personnel providing him very limited security that day deserve better than what Obama has seen as a winning political hand.

Some people didn't watch the debate but when Mitt Romney questioned Obama and his administration's handling of the attack on the Benghazi consulate Obama got his panties in a twist and responded:

"And the suggestion that anybody in my team, whether the secretary of state, our U.N. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive. That’s not what we do. That’s not what I do as president. That’s not what I do as commander in chief."

What I suspect is that it is the team captain, Barack Hussein Obama, who was calling the political play shots during the initial two plus weeks of the incident occurring. He can get as petulant as he wants but the facts speak clearly on what the plays are all about. He also said the buck stops with him so that's where I'm stopping it.

Obama has had time to play over 100 rounds of golf, go on 16 expensive vacations, campaign endlessly the last four years rather than lead and he wants to be what? Incensed? What I noticed and very few people seem to be mentioning is that Obama never answered the question that was asked that caused the exchange where he ended up with twisted panties. The question specifically asked, "WHO was responsible for denying the requests for increased security that were asked for prior to these attacks and why were they denied?" That question remains unanswered. Why didn't Obama actually answer the question?

For two whole weeks prior to Obama's admission that the Benghazi attack was a "terrorist" attack there were a number of things that occurred that were nothing but politically centered. That was two weeks, not the next day. They tried during that period to pin the tail on the film clip donkey first by sending Susan Rice out there on the following Sunday newsies proclaiming that the death of those Americans was attributable to protests over a ridiculous film clip not many people anywhere had ever even seen. No one on Team Obama has yet told the American people who sent her out there to spread that political fairy tale.

She Gave Us This Line Five Different Times That Day

Obama is good at not answering the necessary questions to arrive at the truth of any matter. Now we have four dead Americans and he thinks he's incensed? The day after in the Rose Garden he said the word "terrorist" but not that in the context he claimed. He said he called it a terrorist attack that day which he did not do at all. Mincing words is Obama's forte you see.

So then he flew off to first Las Vegas then Colorado to do what? Lead the nation from the nation's Capitol in a time of crisis? He never has before so why start now huh? He put politics in front of doing his job once again so go ahead and be incensed Obama. Like anyone really cares? It's the unsaid part of this whole situation that needs scrutiny. We still don't know what and when Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice knew about the attack. Obama refuses to answer that part of it yet he appeared before the United Nations and apologized for some film clip and blaming the whole thing on that film clip. So who was the "terrorist" in question Obama - the film clip maker? No appearance of politics given huh?

The Truth? Partially...

That clip was not too long ago while Obama was out campaigning. The consulate was attacked by Al Qaeda operatives. Might I suggest to our President, "That he stop trying to take his victory laps about bin Laden and Al Qaeda because they have the opposite effect on the terrorists you say are on the path of defeat." They will show anyone who wants to talk that trash just how misinformed they are. Seal Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden, not Obama.

The fact is that Obama covered up reality as long as he could trying to make us all believe that Al Qaeda is in full retreat. Not by any means is that the case which isn't politically convenient for Obama since he has staked much on his "Osama bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the path to defeat. What these Islamic terrorists, who hate us intensely, just proved is that Obama is a bit misinformed. All across the MIddle East our diplomatic facilities were assaulted our flag torn down and burned and Al Qaeda flags raised. They seem to be gaining strength not losing it.

FACT: Yes Osama bin Laden is dead but Al qaeda, despite what Obama says, is still very much alive and hardly dead. These are terrorists. You can kill one and there will be two to replace the one. That's the nature of the beast we are fighting. Obama can't change any of that through appeasement.

From Obama on down this administration repeatedly put forth false information that Ambassador Stevens died because of some little scene YouTube clip gone haywire. Obama went to the UN with that pitch and made it. Now he wants to deny what he said or say he said something he never said? If that isn't misleading the American public and playing politics with the nation's security issues, then someone explain to me why not.

Then along the way answer the actual question when asked Obama. Who denied the additional security requested and why?

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As Always,

The Frog Prince

Remember In November


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      Naomi's Banner 5 years ago

      Once again you nailed it!! Good day.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Speaking of Biden "sound bitemes" did you hear the latest ? Biden was a little bit confused at a campaign rally in Las Vegas when he twice asked members of the audience whether they knew anyone who had served in Iraq or Iran.

      'How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran?' he asked. 'How many of you know someone who has been injured or lost in Iraq or Iran?'

      Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader and a U.S. Senator for Nevada was among those who raised his hand.

      "Iraq or Iran?" This country IS in trouble.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      In the third and final debate on Monday, Mitt now has an opportunity to pin BO down on who denied additional security in Benghazi after several requests, and how could BO not know it was a terrorist attack when his own VP, Biden the Laugher, said so during his debate with Ryan?

      Keep tellin' it like it is, Jim.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Poetvix - you hit the nail right on the head - the real problem isn't Obama, it is the electorate. You reap what you sow. We have sown 50 years of the left dumbing down the education system, taking over the media and turning it into a propaganda machine, career politicians only interested in lining their own pockets and lying to their constituents so they stay in office. The result is what we reap - Trickle Me Baracchio (who is sane?) Obamo

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I will never understand how America allows this man to supposedly lead our nation. He's leading us straight to hell as evidenced by our own dead ambassadors. How much did he have their back? As you point out so well, he would rather play golf. I don't see how anyone can still be undecided. It's pretty simple really. He stands or America stands. God bless you, Sir Frog. Never give in and never give up!

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Yeah, but you know what, too many little tricks add up to a big charlatan and buffoon and is becoming more and more apparent that he is not presidential even to the cool-aid drinkers. In the face of the daily new Benghazi revelations ...

      “Here’s what I’ll say. If Obama is reelected, that’s not optimal,” “We’re going to fix it. All of it.”

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Obama does seem to be rather clever at the concept of distracting attention from one thing and switching it to something else. a technique used by various magicians and con artists.

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      Stu 5 years ago


      The temporary lifting of sanctions in exchange for a temporary halt in uranium enrichment has been in the works for some time now. The argument Obama is pushing through his "messengers" is that the agreement will help him get reelected, and prevent Iran from having to deal with Romney, who arguably might be tougher on Iran.

      This whole thing is absolutely traitorous. Obama is essentially saying "deal with me, because I'll go easier on you, even though you want us dead."


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      Stu 5 years ago

      Hi Frog,

      It's come out recently that additional security was in fact requested by the Libyan consulate, and was denied directly by Sec. Clinton. At present, it is not known whether this was purely Clinton's decision, or one made per Obama's input or demand. There are clearly missing pieces here. Congressional investigations into the matter are now beginning, and we may get some answers from those processes. Wish I could provide more information, but at present very little about this issue is yet public.


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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      He can run but he can't hide! Up and awesome.

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      ...and now, add to the "bumps in the road", we have Obama "misspeaking"again and using the term "not optimum" in reference to the communications at Benghazi.

      On November 6, he's going to disover to his utter dismay that the number of people who voted for him was "not optimum" and that those "bumps in the road" are on the route OUT of the White House and back to Chicago.

      I found it interesting that in his speech at the Al Smith Dinner tonight where Romney killed [in the comedy sense of that word] , Obama stressed that, "Win or lose, this will be my last political campaign." Nobody says anything like that unless he's already given up the fight. I remember my last bull ride very well--especially since it ended up with me enjoying a couple of busted ribs and a punctured lung--but I surely wasn't thinking in the middle of the ride, "Win or lose, this is my last ride!"

      He KNOWS he's done for.

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      Juanita Holloway-Walters 5 years ago from Kemah, TX

      What was our ambassador doing in Bengahzi? What were the two seals who raced across town to rescue our ambassador doing in Bengahzi? Where did the murdering weapons used by the terrorists at Bengahzi originate from? Why did we give arms to The Muslim Brotherhood in Libya during the uprising? We have been told that Obama and Clinton watched a drone video of the whole act of terror on 9/11/12 in real time. Why did they all lie?

      I wish a true video would come out that proved that OBL died years ago of his kidney disease. That would be an October surprise.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Not only does he not admit it but he also tried to force Google to take the video down. Google refused, saying their rights were not going to be violated.

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      TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      This is a pandora's box for Obama and he will get eaten alive in the Monday debate. Romney will pick up where he left off and do some smoking. I could finish Obama off in the next debate. He's lined up for the kill (not literaly) and I'm sure Romney has him in the cross hairs. Jim, I have a question for Barrack Obama that would take him out of the race. Can't believe the smart guys haven't figured it out. Get ahold of me if you know what it is.

      ~ jim

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Aaron -- haven't seen it but surely intend to. Best/Sis

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      AaronHubb89 5 years ago

      @Angela Blair

      Sounds like you watched 2016? Good movie if you haven't.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      That last part of the debate where Obama put on the show of his humiliation about being slow to call Benghazi a terrorist attack was so weird. It was Obama who chose to falsely blame a national humiliation on an obscure YouTube video for 14 days and everybody knows it, yet he had the nerve to act indignant? I wanted to hear Romney say, "But Mr. President, your VP just said emphatically in his debate you knew nothing of the terrorist act, so how could you have called it a terrorist act? " They are all such a blatant bunch of lying manipulators I can't believe Obama even has a chance in this next election - something is either seriously wrong with the polling or seriously wrong with the electorate.

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      When a president refuses to protect his own it's time for a new president -- bottom line. Of course, who does this president consider "his own" -- that's the big question right there? Great Hub and you said everything I've been thinking! Best/Sis

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      FP - Yet another great hub by one of my favorite authors. I have to believe Obama is now well aware he is way less than qualified for the job he was elected to. He is fighting a major war with no record to fall back on, and no real concrete plans for the future.

      I don't know how, but he still has a large number of loyal followers who worship the ground he walks on, or plays golf on, whichever applies. We know the Obama Phone crowd will all vote for him for fear they might lose their free cell phones that we pay for. Heck, if I was on the receiving end of the record number of entitlements available today, I might be tempted to vote for him.

      Unfortunately due to wasting my life working hard, investing some money, and being able to save a little money, I am with the crowd that pays for all these cell phones and other entitlements.

      The way they are constantly demanding more money from those of us who have any money left, one by one we will all be moved over to the other side where we can ride the entitlement train.

      There are days when I wish they would just go ahead and get it all and spare me the agony of watching it slowly happen.

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      What about these countries coming against Arizona immigration law, what in the world? If we don't impeach that man now he is not leaving, there is going to be civil war!

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      You just think about those poor people who were killed. You know they were trying with all their might to get help and no one answered their call? How can this be? Yes someone needs to answer for this and I certainly hold Obama responsible. If someone else were he would certainly rat them out, we all know that! What our ambassador went through I just cannot get out of my mind! Oh, I know though Obama, he will have someone killed and claim he got the man...even if he does, so what? Does that undo the horror? Are people stupid enough to think that make Obama look good? It seems many are seeing the light, I certainly hope so.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from https:// online/ hubpages. html

      Hey Frog - this just came out, google it :

      Iranian and U.S. negotiators have reached an agreement that calls for Iran to halt part of its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of many of the U.S. sanctions against the Islamic regime, according to a highly placed source.

      Do they really think such an agreement (just Obama kicking the can down the road on another issue) would help reelection?

      Another great hub BTW.