The 9/11 v. 2.0 excuse: Obama almost admits to reality, but it should be too late for that

MIAMI — President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The president’s comments came as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced questions from members of the House and Senate about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi in a series of closed-door classified briefings on Capitol Hill.

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of misreading the assault as the outgrowth of widespread demonstrations in the Middle East over the video. They insisted it was a terrorist attack, a term White House spokesman Jay Carney used on Thursday. Obama did not use the phrase.

Read more (via Wash Post, from AP):
Obama: Extremists used anti-Islam video as ‘excuse’ for attack against US interests

The White House, from Jay "mouthpiece" Carney to Barack Obama, have been avoiding one thing: admitting the obvious connection between September 11, 2012, deaths in Libya, the 9/11 attacks of 2001, and Obama's misguided foreign policy of pandering and appeasement toward the less civil parts of the Muslim world.

Whether a hawk or a dove, it mystifies me how anyone -- that is, those who actually follow world conflicts and understand bona fide repression of people -- couldn't see that an ambassador died because extremist Muslims hate America and wanted to jab at the open wound of 9/11 because they felt they could get away with it. (That they could get away with it because Obama is a limp leader on the world stage.) I don't see how anyone didn't connect the timing of the widespread American flag burnings and attacks and murders in the Middle East, the coming election, and the fallacy sold to us by the White House and left-wing media of the Arab Spring. But the mass media sure was confident about connecting some crappy film to the violence!

Worst of all, I don't see how the media could play along with the head-covering at the White House and not be cast down as the propaganda wing of the White House. I accept that Obama is a self-absorbed professorial cad with no need to be a real leader, but I expect -- DEMAND -- more from the people who are supposed to report the news, not be a PR firm for the Democratic (really driven by Progressive policy, not democracy) political machine.

It is simple: Obama's clumsy, pandering, unrealistic, classroom pontificating, weak stance on Muslim extremism is at fault for these actions, more than any match (an awful movie) that arsonists (blood-lusting, freedom-hating, hyped-up Muslim radicals) used to set them off.

I wish a relative soft-touch attitude and an occasional drone bombing were enough to help order to overtake chaos in the Middle East, but it cannot. The Obama Administration's relatively hands-off approach to the long-repressive states in which extremism exists, and has now flourished since the supposed Arab Spring, was the cause of 9/11 version 2.0, not the terrible movie (terrible in several ways) on YouTube.

When 9/11 2.0 happened, Obama went to raise money in Las Vegas, avoided a personal White House visit with Netanyahu (maybe only to keep the Israeli leader from also meeting publicly with Romney in the same visit?), and had time to sit and chat with a fake pirate. Oh yeah, and David Letterman. What did he say about the events happening in the Middle East? That a movie was to blame.


Heck, Obama even had his State Dept. produce and run ads in Pakistan asserting the obvious fact that the U.S. Government does not run Hollywood and all wack-jobs who make weird, bad, insulting, anti-Muslim movies. With Obama's deep financial and political connections to the left in Hollywood and all of entertainment, I guess he had to make it clear that Hollywood and the White House are not officially attached?

Anybody in Pakistan who isn't well-versed on America could reasonably assume that Obama and far left Hollywood, and thus all U.S. film making, was under his supervision.

Rather than sell, for $35, U.S. flags defaced by his campaign's "O" logo, Obama would be more sincere if he changed the "O" for Obama logo to a one-finger salute graphic for how he's approaching his job while he campaigns to keep that job. I don't know what the symbol for "abdication of responsibility" is, so that's the best I can come up with.

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Another reminder of the actual Obama childhood: far from the simple upbringing conveyed at the DNC

First lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention that "Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or material possessions."
It is a claim the president has repeated in his books, on the speech-making circuit and in countless media interviews. By his account, he grew up in a broken home with a single mom, struggled for years as a child in an impoverished Third World country and then was raised by his grandparents in difficult circumstances.
The facts aren't nearly so clear-cut.
In 1971, his mother sent young Obama back to Hawaii, where his grandmother, Madelyn, known as Toots, would become one of the first female vice presidents of a Honolulu bank. His grandfather was in sales.
Obama's grandparents moved the same year into Punahou Circle Apartments, a sleek new 10-story apartment building just five blocks from the private Punahou School, which Obama would attend from 1971 to 1979.
Obama explains in "Dreams from My Father" that his admission to Punahou began "the start of something grand, an elevation in the family status that they took great pains to let everyone know."
To his credit, Obama did not downplay Punahou's upscale status, noting in his autobiography that it "had grown into a prestigious prep school, an incubator for island elites. Its reputation had helped sway my mother in her decision to send me back to the States."
Obama also admitted in the book that his grandfather pulled strings to get him into the school. "There was a long waiting list, and I was considered only because of the intervention of Gramps's boss, who was an alumnus."
In his recent book "Barack Obama: The Story," Washington Post reporter David Maraniss said the future chief executive often smoked marijuana with prep school friends, rolling up the car windows to seek "total absorption," or "TA." They called themselves the "Choom Gang."
Edward Shanahan, a retired newspaper journalist who now edits and makes no effort to conceal his admiration for Obama, retraced his Hawaii years shortly after the president was elected.
Shanahan wrote that Obama lived in a "well-off neighborhood near the University of Hawaii where Barry, as he was known, resided in a comfortable home with his mother and her parents before she took him to Indonesia."
Sanahan said "our tour ended up on the lush, exquisitely maintained and altogether inviting campus of Punahou School, which we can imagine was a place of great comfort for Obama."
Tellingly, Obama has never lived in a black neighborhood. ...

Reporting for this special report by Richard Pollock, Examiner staff writer.
Next: Chapter II: The myth of the rock-star professor

The cult of personality is all Obama and his campaign is living off of. That, and every kind of attack possible against Romney, Ryan and anyone who disagrees with Obama or his policies as president. A telling bit from the Examiner story is this:

"In Indonesia, the family's circumstances improved dramatically. According to Obama in his autobiography "Dreams from My Father," Lolo's brother-in-law was "making millions as a high official in the national oil company." It was through this brother-in-law that Obama's stepfather got a coveted job as a government relations officer with the Union Oil Co. "

It is no surprise to me, but to Obama supporters, or any who oppose conservative views, this has got to be a shock. Those who see, by virtue of the evidence, Obama to be the ultra-Progressive, Constitution-marginalizing, far left change agent that he engages the worlds as, this is useful information. Calmly, sincerely remind those who think Obama is from simple roots, and meager means that he isn't, and since they ought to wonder why he was portrayed as such by his own wife, tell them why: he is not a leader for all, but a leader for change we don't need. And he'll mislead anyone he can to achieve the ends of hard ideologues such as himself. Such as his father.

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The 'darkest hour' is at hand!


Your spin is AMAZING! Stop it, I'm dizzy!!

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Forbes token lefty: Republicans don't care about the poor because they take care of more poor

Per "UPDATE: My old friend, Jon Vein, brings to my attention the greatest irony of all – the states with the greatest number of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes …lean Republican."
So, what you're saying is, it turns out that areas which lean Republican do, in fact, take better care of people who can't, for whatever reason, do as much for themselves as others?
Oh no, that cannot be what you're saying. What you're saying is that people who vote Republican don't pay their taxes! Right? They are also not into donating to the needy (not), or being charitable (not), or encouraging people to succeed (not), or ...
Thanks for pointing out all the spots on those who wish to push for individual liberty and effort over government pandering and suck-up-itude. That would be the Republicans, right?