Pres. Obama Condemns Attack on Benghazi Consulate; Romney Faces Withering Criticism, Even from GOP

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    President Obama, with Secretary Clinton at his side, delivers a strong statement of condemnation to the rabble who attacked our country’s embassy in Libya, as well as empathy towards the families of the American diplomats who were killed. Now THAT is how a Commander in Chief is supposed to act; thank goodness we have him at the helm of our nation, that’s all I can say.

    As for the pathological liar, flip flopper, incompetent and all-around buffoon who’s running against President Obama, he has succeeded in utterly disgracing himself (see, for instance, Romney campaign planned attack on Obama, but after 9/11, so it wouldn’t be tasteless), demonstrating that he’s completely out of his league (click here to read what even Republicans think of this guy!) when it comes to foreign policy, and beyond a shadow of a doubt proving that he is not only unqualified to be President of the United States, he’s completely unfit to be President of the United States. (Note: If you can stand watching this slimeball, you can view Romney’s statement on the “flip”).

    But don’t take my word for it, let’s see what others have to say. First Mark Halperin writes, “Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.” Next, Peggy Noonan says, “I don’t feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors...sometimes when really bad things happen, when hot things happen, cool words or no words are the way to go.” And NBC News’ First Read writes, “Yesterday we noted that Mitt Romney, down in the polls after the convention, was throwing the kitchen sink at President Obama. Little did we know the kitchen sink would include — on the anniversary  of 9/11 — one of the most over-the-top and (it turns out)  incorrect attacks of the general-election campaign .” And, First Read asks incredulously, “Why didn’t the Romney campaign wait until it had all the facts?…You’d expect the Sarah Palins of the world to quickly pounce on something like this, and she predictably did. But a presidential nominee running for the highest office in the land?”

    That about sums it up, I’d say.

    • Damn, the truth really hurts!!!

    • Teddy Goodson

      Is that not the usual neo-con reponse, and are the sad old neo-cons not Romney’s principal advisers, at least in military and foreign policy? Surprised he hasn’t blurted out “Retaliate! Bomb ’em!” Of course, he would have to give the Air Force a target, and that would be…. who? Where? Right now I expect Hilary Clinton (I have never heard her so angry, in a formal way, as when she made her statement) is leaning on the Egyptian premier and the Lybian revolutionaries to capture the guilty ones and try them (or kill them outright, as is more their style, but, whatever).

      I am sure Obama will give us a measured, well-thought-out response, and he will be relentless—- unlike Dubya, who got bored with finding bin Laden, so he invaded Iraq. By the time this is over, I suspect that Obama will have the world looking for these people, and apologizing to us (instead, dear Romney, of the other way around). I wouldn’t want to get on Obama’s nasty list, would you?

    • kindler

      …when McCain self-destructed, with the Palin debacle and then launching a nutty approach to the financial meltdown.

      Republicans facing the cool, unflappable Obama on the one hand and their lunatic supporters on the other seem to lose it in the ring against him. That and the fact that the Tea Party takeover of the GOP means that only true believers or panderers with no moral compass can win their nomination.  Guess we know which of those choices they got this time, eh?

    • Just a few problems with this: 1) Ryan Nobles can’t spell “Libya;” 2) I’m not sure where McDonnell heard Willard condemn the hateful, anti-Muslim movie that enraged Muslims around the world, but alrighty; and 3) McDonnell saying the words, “I trust the president,” is sure to make right wingnuts go into brain lock/meltdown/whatever.