Reference the photo that accompanies this article:
Hill-gal is most likely thinking:
Idiots! I’m surrounded by idiots! I’m married to one who can’t keep his mouth shut. I’m serving in the administration of this fool. And, those damn idiots at State can’t handle an awkward situation any better than contradicting POTUS. Not that I mind. It’s just the da** headaches it creates for me! Hang in there, babe. Hang in there. Just a few more months . . . as they say, paybacks are hell!
I had a dark thought…
If I were an official of the Federal government, and had friends in nations around the world, what would I tell them…
even our most faithful allies…
if they asked me, “Would this administration have our back if our enemies attacked us?”
I can’t think of a one I would be able to look in the eye and say, “Yes.”
Not a one.
Thats the downside when an Administration becomes all in on Arab Spring situations. It can be argued with some real value that we threw two leaders under the bus in our zeal to be seen as part of some movement…in Egypt and Libya.
Leaders in observing countries no doubt came away thinking…wow…talk about fair weather friends.
Our politicians ignored perhaps some obvious questions the first of which should have been: How does this benefit us?
Given recent events Im not so sure how we benefited really from the two regime changes. Unless we count some imagined/feel good bragging rights.
Anyway, amidst a remarkable amount of tut-tutting and chest-thumping from journalists about Romney’s rush to (an accurate) judgment, very little attention has been paid to the fact the same mainstream media so quick to denounce Romney’s overeagerness just happened to report that this video was produced by a bunch of nefarious Jews eager to slander Muhammed and sow bloodshed across the Muslim world. And they got the story entirely wrong. Corrections are now being issued but the damage was done. Obviously, this is a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison, since the media and a presidential campaign aren’t exactly the same thing. But given the determination of the “objective” press corps to impose its editorial judgment into their coverage, it just feels worthwhile to point out that their error was far more egregious and harmful than anything Romney said.
And isn’t that kind of a “blood libel” by the press? So, sort of “disgusting” and “revolting” and “deplorable”?
…but the position that no one at State can say a word about Benghazi because there’s now an FBI investigation, and so it’s a sub judice police matter, and Sergeant Friday has flown out with an extra long roll of yellow “DO NOT CROSS” tape and strung it round the smoking ruins of the U.S. consulate and the “safe house” is stark staring nuts.
Elderly Soviet propagandists must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.
But, “It’s different when we do it”.
Especially if it is flacking for Rambo-bama
State Department: Dont ask us questions. FBI is investigating
FBI: Not right now..its too scarey there
Net result: No questions. No investigation.
According to Politico….
“Preachy, professorial and petulant” was how some strategists in her own party described the Harvard Law professor’s dozen ads since November.
Gawd, I love alliteration…!!!
A surprisingly good piece here from this gal. I agree with her logic around cause and effect etc. One minor point I might have added that came from Carney at the WH briefing.
Somewhere he said something I think is fairly revealing.
He suggested, and maybe it was simply clumsey wording that “we allow freedom of speech”
Allow? Mr Carney should recognize that true rights arent allowed. They exist despite anything government may say on the matter.
Ugh. It gets tiresome to point out to liberals that focusing on the film is misplaced with respect to the riots etc we observe.
I finally had to resort to a simple explanation to finally get a liberal friend to accept a better explanation: Blaming everything on the video is about like blaming the existance of matches for the arson down the street.
The focus should be on the misuse by some deranged nut not with the makers of Diamond Brand matches.
Do we need to be this A B C with folks?
Zombie has it right. This is war.
LOL. I just finished reading all that and you know? He’s correct. Go for the jugular
JimZ does his best Alec Baldwin impersonation from the film The Shadow:
There will be no investigation into the murderers in Libya. You will stop questioning the State Department. You will focus energy on this useless schlub that made the cheesey video instead. There was no terrorist attack only overzealous film ctitics
IF the FBI investigating the murders in Libya lets the State Dept. stiff-arm the (compliant) press…
THAT by itself would be a great argument for having the CIA investigate.
PLUS, who the hell wants to give Al Qaeda MORE trials?!?!
Two PA high schools intend to use uniforms from “All the Right Moves”.
No initial word on 1) Whether they’re using retro hair styles, 2)How many saxophonists will end up being teen moms, and 3)Whether or not Scientology will be recruiting at the event.
Indefinite Detention Provisions Struck Down by Fed Judge
The video that outraged Egyptians referenced during their 9/11 attack…
The “recovery” is/was worse than the recession?
Just like the sharp depression that led off the 1920 was followed by the ROARING ’20s when the Federal government left it alone…
and the GREAT Depression followed with FDR tinkering.
Excellent advise to Romeny how to sell the Federal Reserve’s decision to do more quantitative easing:
“Bernanke and the Fed just gave Romney a huge gift”
Dan Maffei vs Buerkle
Im not furious but it was a horror show to watch. The Obama/Clinton photo/sheech op this afternoon
MICHAEL TOTTEN: Why can’t the President of the United States bring himself to defend free speech in front of a murderous mob? Because apparently he doesn’t respect it. Got it in one.
I hope this holds.
Rassmussen: Romney 48%, The One 45%
I saw that as well. Also I see Gallup has fallen by a couple of Obamna points.
The Electoral map at RCP will probably change as well with an add for Romney in NC
And lets not forget the CT Senate race. All of a sudden thats looking like a R pickup that is a bonus
As the Muslim world goes on a rampage the media here in California is camping out at the director’s home of the Anti-Islam movie.
Oh, that’s nice.
Easier for some yet-unknown thug to fully go Theo Van Gogh on that guy!
Thanks, media! /sarc.
You’ve got to be kidding me!, Contd.
They’re still running with it!
Christian charity, ex-con linked to film on Islam
“In a sign of the tensions the movie has sparked, Los Angeles County officials said the U.S. State Department had asked them not to release copies of the film permits containing information about who organized the shoot. Obama administration officials also flagged the trailer to YouTube and asked the company to review whether it violated the website’s terms of service.”
So, in other words, The One’s Administration is going to act as the American censors for Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, just because two idiots were exercising their First Amendment rights.
What is it, DOJ? Have we, all of a sudden, lost our rights under the Constitution just because you want to appease a bunch of immature bullies and barbarians?
I guess the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are no longer valid. Not under this Administration, at least.
As I said before, I’ll say it again. If you’re going to prosecute those two, might as well prosecute the artist who did that “Piss Christ” art, arrest Hugh Heffner and Larry Flynt, go after the National Endowment for the Arts…
They really, really want to jail that guy for exercising his First Amendment rights!
FLASH: U.S. PROBATION OFFICE LOOKING INTO POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF PRISON RELEASE TERMS BY CALIFORNIA MAN LINKED TO ANTI-ISLAM FILM – SPOKESWOMAN
Where is the ACLU here? Hello?!?
Obama closes barn door…after barn burned.
More evidence of Obamic outlawry. Where is the Mushroom Media?
Seems pretty clear that Hill-larry re-avowed her disavowal of State’s vowal on “free speech that hurts Muslims’ feelings bad”.
Which, really, is not at all surprising. Collectivists only PRETEND to support free speech.
A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”
I demand to know who that “official” was.
I want him or her before Congress to testify under oath.
Richard Fernandez has a sobering series of commentaries on America, the Mideast, and Obama.
Richard is one of the best writers on the internet.
if anyone knows of more good videos please leave a comment there.
Would also like to do something for all the people killed but I do not have all their names.
You’ve got to be kidding me!
Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film
So, in other words, the First Amendment is chopped liver to the DOJ. Antiquated. Is the US now supposed to be Shariah-compliant? Who knew?
Well, maybe the DOJ can do us some favors, since the First Amendment is chopped liver right now. We must demand the DOJ prosecute the “artist” who made “Piss Christ”.
Or maybe go after Hugh Heffner and Larry Flynt, for publishing porn – it offends my sensibilities as a woman and a conservative.
And maybe go after the National Endowment for the Arts, who seem to fund every anti-Christian/anti-Jewish work of art or literature out there.
Or maybe go further and demand that the entire cast of Monty Python be prosecuted in U.S. courts (not binding, since they’re Brits) for Life of Brian – it offended some Christians when it was released…
Via Riehl Wold News.
Grim. IF November did nothing else, getting rid of this outlaw Holder would be enough.
It appears that Professor Warren is seeking to broadcast support beyond her Brattle Street base. I wonder who came up with this spokesperson:
Meanwhile, it appears that a Democratic state rep from a town with a lot of boxing fans (and to be fair, no opposition in November) has endorsed the other guy:
Which endorsement has the greater value (if any)?
President Obama is clearly revealing his rapid loss of any grip on the economic and security issues that are of utmost importance to our country. His economic and foreign policy blunders are manifesting chaos.
Man o man looking at the tube…it sure seems like the smartest administration ever is coming apart at the seams.
Obama cant even be clear if Egypt is an ally or not without further clarification.
And the blame the film meme is wearing out fast. Its not the film.
Its bad policy.
Funny, tho… Hill-larry says we should respect everybody’s religious views, but calls the film-maker’s religious views “disgusting”.