Let's get some opinions out here.
Since there likely are no verifiable facts on either one yet.
That's the problem, MM! The national troublemakers want to throw out opinion as if it is fact when there is nothing verified yet. The followers of the national troublemakers want to believe anything they hear in the dog whistle range.
We do not need them to have access to the national bullhorn when national security and an historical natural disaster is concerned.
The axxholes are out in full force today.
It's almost like Hurricane Sandy has spoiled their party and they simply can't handle that.
Let's compare and contrast:
Millions of Americans are being evacuated from their homes, the NY MTA is SHUT DOWN, Wall Street is closed, federal offices in Washington are closed -- there is an entire swath of our country being impacted severely by this uber storm.
Sandy has the potential of making every other devastating natural disaster in our country look like an afternoon rainshower.
So what are they doing on the right wing talk shows?
Sputtering about Libya. Railing about Libya. Absolutely CERTAIN in their minds that Obama murdered Ambassador Stephens and 3 others himself.
It's like, where is the balance? Where is the proportion?
Where is the COMPASSION and CONCERN for your fellow citizens in harm's way right now?
It's desperation, plain and simple. The stories are becoming more outrageous the closer we get to the election.
Putting Obama in a damned-if-he-does, damned-if-he-doesn't conundrum seems to be the #1 goal here. Whatever he did/does is the wrong thing. Then he's criticized for not doing the opposite.
They're just flipping their wigs that Obama is NOT politicizing this storm. They sooo want to catch him doing something they can call him out on.
Here's how ridiculous it's gotten. Tom Sullivan (right wing radio host) today said, "It's not like he actually caused this storm. He's not THAT good!"
Can you even imagine?
I will no be surprised to read that accusation. Obama did this to save his campaign.
Because he's "desperate."
I've just been watching events on the news, and it's looking pretty scary for some poor people. I want to say that I can't believe that an event like this is being used to ramp up the campaign rhetoric. Unfortunately however, I can believe it and it doesn't surprise me, I'm afraid.
They appear to have their priorities all wrong, or is that just the nature of the dirty business that is politics.
It's actually a welcome reprieve from the nastiness of the campaign.
Good opportunity for Americans to come together and be Americans helping their fellow Americans.
So far only 1 confirmed death in NYC area. 30-year-old trapped under a fallen tree, I believe.
MM, It is a nasty storm, I live in East Tn, it was in the 80's last week, feels like Jan. today, 33 degrees,brrr, we are expecting snow even here, NC, VA already pounded by snow...I can't believe anyone would speak of anything else right now...I love my politics, but I am far more impressed by actions than words...millions are without power...
Our prayers are with those affected by the wrath of the terrible storm Sandy. Mr. Obama his family, staff and all the good people living and working on the east coast especially.
I wonder how long it will be, before the Obama campaign makes its appearance in the storm-ravaged area shaking hands and kissing babies.
The liberal media and Obama's prayers have been answered. They have something to distract us from Obama's impeachable offenses of Benghazi.
Sandy is a natural act no one can control.
Benghazi could have been controlled but Obama chose to cover it up by blaming a movie and do nothing to try to save four American lives.
Longhunter, that is a despicable thing to say.
Please tell me I am misreading your intent here.
It appears you are claiming that Obama and the liberal media prayed for the worst storm in US history to hit our country.
Are you really saying that?
Of course I don't believe they actually prayed for it but for us to think they aren't at least somewhat grateful for the "change of subject" would be more than a little naive on our part.
Besides, I've never thought of anyone in the present administration as the praying type.
I fail to see a link between the two events, nor why one should supersede the other. The Storm while unfortunate is an uncontrollable force of nature. The lack of truth, accountability and transparency concerning the actions of the administration in an easily preventable incident and the executive response to a terrorist assassination of an American Ambassador is of major concern.
I have seen multiple comments complaining that Obama should have gone back to Washington sooner than he did because he knew the storm was coming but he elected to campaign up until the last day. My question is what could he have done in DC besides tell people to protect themselves/evacuate or listen to the local authorities? Maybe he should have stayed away and let the states handle the mess on their own then we could of all seen if Romney's plan for FEMA would work or not.
On the Libya front if blame is being cast on Obama for the attacks because he didn't do enough to stop it, and he knew about it ahead of time, then we can blame Bush 100% for 9/11 because the Presidential Daily Briefing from 8/6/01 said Bin Ladin was going to strike in the US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin_Ladin_ … rike_in_US
That's funny... the facts haven't been released yet.
Yes, both Presidents had warnings, but Bush did not send a man who would be hated and disrespected into a country to be killed like Obama did. The ambassador's personal life is probably why he was killed according to one Washington insider. Just like making Hillary Secretary of State and sending her to speak about American policy must seem like a slap in the face to countries that don't think women should have that right.
But having Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State was somehow more acceptable to the Muslim world, how?
So Women and Gay People should be kept out of the foreign service or High level government jobs because they may offend, some extremist somewhere in the world or here at home?
No, but you don't send a Gay Person into a country that is struggling with its identity right now. The US is a touchy subject in the Middle East so why add to the problem by sending a person that is so hated by the Muslim faith?
We can only expect to make a few changes at a time. Female Secretaries of State were a challenge to their way of thinking. They are adjusting, but it is too soon to make another move by adding Gay People to the diplomatic core in a Muslim country.
We were facing a move to Saudi Arabia for work just before the Iran crisis. You should see the list of dos and don'ts and they are very intolerant of certain aspects of Western thinking. Why push their buttons with someone who has a daily responsibility to help sooth ruffled feathers?
Condi Rice Pours Cold Water On ‘Benghazi-Gate’
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/ … ter-libya/
Throughout the interview, Rice highlighted the difficulty that comes in a “fog of war” situation, with multiple stories coming in which need to be processed and verified. Her statements strongly align with the evolution of the Obama administration’s understanding of what happened in Benghazi. Rice also joined current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in dismissing the big picture importance of the emails from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, as a small portion of the overall communication between the mission and the State Department.
With her reasoned response, Rice stands apart from other former Bush administration officials, including former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Both Rumsfeld and Bolton have repeatedly insisted that the Obama administration has performed a cover-up of the events in Benghazi.
When you hear that the Embassy was surround by tanks pointed at it before the attack, you would think they would have at least taken the word of the Marines on the ground.
As Ms Rice said "multiple stories coming in which need to be processed and verified." If we had done this before, we might have dispelled rumors of Weapons of Mass Destruction and saved a lot of lives and money.
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