Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The truth about the truth about Obama's Rose Garden speech (Yes that was deliberate)

Round 2: FIGHT!
The media wanted a feistier Obama and the got it with the help of tonight’s sham moderator of course. Whether you think Obama won or Romney depends on if you think that Romney's ceding to the moderator’s erroneous claim that Obama did declare Bengasi an act of terror, "if only you'd read the transcript" was the bigger deal or if Obama's stating he believes higher gas prices were a sign of economic recovery was. For me it ought to be the latter rather than the former as comments like this reveal a stunning cluelessness about how the economy works. Once again Democrats prove their loyalty to the failed ideas of John Maynard Keynes. High prices do not lead to shared prosperity. On that note, please pay attention to an interesting phenomenon, when Romney leads in the polls gas prices start to slip, when Obama does they start to go up again. Might be coincidence, but then again Obama did say he felt electricity rates should "necessarily skyrocket" under his plan so there you go...

Romney outshined the president during most of the debate, despite Obama’s behaving like a spoiled teenager being scolded by an angry parent, despite his ludicrous accusations and playing loose with the facts, and his irritated raised voice Romney would have edged Obama out (though not in a blowout like he did in Denver) except he missed out on a major point, and not only missed out, he let himself look pretty damned foolish. When he tried to press the matter on Obama's tepid response to the assault on our ambassador in Bengasi the moderator pretty much threatened to fact check him on the spot, Obama then applauded her for doing so asking that she repeat what she had said louder, which she did of course. Romney unfortunately froze. I know what was going through his mind, “wait, that doesn’t match the reality that I saw… what the devil is this?” Romney, not wanting to shoot from the hip backed off and he shouldn't have.

Unfortunatly for us because this will be the moment that gets played over the next several weeks, and it is this one moment in an otherwise stellar performance that the media will use to declare Obama as the “comeback kid.” The tragedy is how much of a stretch this is. I just read the transcript, and all I saw was Obama promise to get to the bottom of it, and blaming a You Tube Video followed by a vague, general and sweeping statement about how no act of terror will ever shake our resolve. He never called the Bengasi incident an act of terror, or even eluded to it. He just warned that no acts of terror (general statement) will shake our resolve. I know you libs out there will say “hey that’s a technicality,” but that still means I am technically right, and therefore so was Romney. Technically right is still right, Romney's point stands and if the moderator wasn't just another Obama shill she'd have allowed Romney to make his point and let the President challenge him rather than challenge Romney in a factually inept manner on the President's behalf.

Alright folks, seriously, why is it that only Democrats get to moderate? Especially Democrats well known to be supporters of Obama? When do I get to see the debate moderated by Glenn Beck? Sheesh... what a joke... but I digress...

But you don’t need to take my word for it! Watch Obama give the speech himself and show me at what point he refers to the Bengasi attack as an act of terror please? Who needs a transcript which can be edited ex-post-facto, when you have the video unedited from the Whitehouse itself?

As you can see at about 4:20 Obama refers to “acts of terror” in a broad and general sweeping statement and does not specifically refer to this incident as such, a technicality, but a valid one nonetheless. Obama went on to spend the next 14 days blaming a You Tube video.

But if you want to read the transcript, here it is in full with emphasis, and one comment in parenthesis added but no other alterations by me.

Remarks by the President on the Deaths of U.S. Embassy Staff in Libya

Rose Garden

10:43 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Every day, all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. Often, they are away from their families. Sometimes, they brave great danger.

Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.

The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.

Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.

Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya. Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.

It's especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries, and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya. When the Qaddafi regime came to an end, Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy, and I think both Secretary Clinton and I relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there. He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps.

Along with his colleagues, Chris died in a country that is still striving to emerge from the recent experience of war. Today, the loss of these four Americans is fresh, but our memories of them linger on. I have no doubt that their legacy will live on through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who love them back home.

Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks. We mourned with the families who were lost on that day. I visited the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hallowed grounds of Arlington Cemetery, and had the opportunity to say thank you and visit some of our wounded warriors at Walter Reed. And then last night, we learned the news of this attack in Benghazi.

As Americans, let us never, ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because there are people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it, and in some cases, lay down their lives for it. Our country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military who represent us around the globe.

No acts of terror (NOTE: Note the general and sweeping use of the term, and the failure to specifically link it to the Bengasi incident) will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers. These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity. They should give every American great pride in the country that they served, and the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also yearn to live in freedom and with dignity.

We grieve with their families, but let us carry on their memory, and let us continue their work of seeking a stronger America and a better world for all of our children.

Thank you. May God bless the memory of those we lost and may God bless the United States of America.

10:48 A.M. EDT

It’s a shame because if Romney lost tonight’s debate it is because he dropped the ball on this one issue. He was spot on with every other question and response, but here when the supposedly “neutral” (please note sarcasm quotes) moderator threatens Romney with a live fact check and Romney looks like a deer looking into oncoming headlights when the facts are on your side that is really bad news. We’ll see how this plays out, but let’s be clear, the media wants Obama to win, even if that means they have to play loose with the facts. And now you can check not only the transcript, but also the video as it played out in real life, without the Obama mania media's revisionist history.

No comments:

Post a Comment