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Romney Debates Crowley And Obama On Benghazi, Wins

Posted on | October 17, 2012 | 30 Comments

by Smitty

Benghazi was the pivotal moment in the town hall debate, in my opinion, and that of some others:

 

Via BlueGrass pundit:

What a sad, pathetic joke that Obama has to have a woman attempt to stand up for him. Romney’s five sons were no doubt writhing at the raised eyebrows at 0:20 in the clip, recalling their own sad attempts at sliding one by dad, and getting thoroughly crushed by the Brows Of Doom.

The Administration’s pathetic attempt to walk back the 12 September Rose Garden speech is thoroughly debunked here. If Obama’s claim is true, that he properly labeled Benghazi terrorism initially, then shifted ‘narratives’ to call it a spontaneous riot due to Nakoula’s handiwork, then Obama’s sordid performance would be an example of postvarication, where the truth shifts to a lie upon the retelling, instead of the truth remaining in the forefront.

However, what we have here is a creep show Administration that owes Americans straight answers, but can’t even tell itself a straight story. Maybe Petraeus could offer such. Where is that guy? Stuffed under the bus behind Clapper?

Kudos to Mitt. You could see that hours of preparation that went into this debate on display. That the topic would come up was fairly obvious. But the delivery was polished, and Obama’s body language and shout to Crowley for a lifeline were sweet, sweet tells. Romney should have ended his exchange with Crowley by saying “Thank you, Madame President.” As graphically put:
And Crowley then walked back her shilling. Fortunately, these Lefty creeps no longer retain an iron grip on matters. While viewers at the time called it a draw or gave the edge to #OccupyResoluteDesk, further analysis is going to show that, as in the previous debates this season, the Republicans are holding their own despite having two opponents.

Say whatever else you want about the debate: seeing Romney have the sack to call out Obama for lying, to his face, was pure chewing satisfaction. As with the previous debate, I may have to trundle over to the Romney campaign site for a wee donation, I’m so pleased by this. And as for Candid Candy, I hope she doesn’t spend all 30 pieces of silver in one place.

Further linkage at Instapundit, but don’t miss Michelle, violating the rules, clapping in support of falsehood. I’m not ashamed of my country, in general, but the 2008 election sure was a hiccup. And, for those wondering what the debate would have looked like if you dropped some acid before viewing:

In the second presidential debate, President Obama stood up proudly for his record, offered a positive vision, called out Romney’s lies in a calm and cool way, and, most importantly, showed some real fire in the belly.

Update: Memeorandum thread, also linked at Protein Wisdom, Daily Pundit, WyBlog, and Obi’s Sister.

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  • http://twitter.com/ObamaBash Jesse Dalton

    Good line from article,” I may have to trundle over to the Romney campaign site for a wee donation.” That will get marked off my to-do list today.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    The pundits immediately jumped all over this as the big “Missed Opportunity” by Mitt Romney. But the suck job that such a meme entails is where you are forced to pretend it was only a missed opportunity for “clarity” or something. Because the really big missed opportunity was due to the fact that the SCOAMF failed to handle Benghazi correctly. And still is.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Given the tag-team nature of the encounter, I think Romney triumphed. While one can armchair quarterback the moment, I defy anybody to do better in similar context.

  • Piss Mohammed

    Give Crowleh the Stevens treatment

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Now, now: we are not advocating violence.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    No! The Romney/Ryan Campaign have plenty of cash to see them through the next few weeks.

    Give your money to people like Allen West and Michele Bachmann, who really need it [any conservative or libertarian will do who is running for the Congress].

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Go move a mountain, you fool.

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    All of the above.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Not illegal violence.

  • Aaron1960

    Obama tosses Hillary, hides behind the lumbering Crowley, hangs Rice out there & underpays his female staffers by 30%. ‘War on Women’ indeed!

  • Quartermaster

    “He had too much LDS”
    Capt. Kirk in Star Trek IV
    It would apply to Obama now as well, who also had too much of a number of illegal substances.

  • Quartermaster

    “He had too much LDS”
    Capt. Kirk in Star Trek IV
    It would apply to Obama now as well, who also had too much of a number of illegal substances.

  • librarygryffon

    I noticed that someone had trained Ø out of his tendency to keep using “uh” and “um” as every third word.

    And then we got to Benghazi…

    If you were paying attention, you’d have seen him start out with a whole string of “uh”s, which to me seemed to indicate that he was trying to remember which lie he was supposed to be touting at that time.

    And in future, if we have to have (D) supporters as moderators, why don’t we just have them come out and say so, so that the average uninformed voter will know that the (R) is having to debate two tag-teaming opponents?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    I do the cryptoquote in my local newspaper everyday, and yesterday’s was as follows:
    “One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.” Dennis A. Peer
    And I think, for the most part, there’s a big difference between the two.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Acid? I’ve dropped acid before, it would take a combination of acid, mescaline, ecstasy, PCP, and crystal meth to get a sane brain that addled to think that.

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  • Adobe_Walls

    It takes alot more than that.

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  • Obaminous

    Happy Halloween Goodness:
    Lefty creeps ..blah blah… have the sack to …blah blah… pure chewing satisfaction. ..blah blah… wee donation…blah blah… Candid Candy
    #OccupyResoluteDesk, SuhhweeeEEeeT

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    Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true!–Homer Simpson

  • b.

    However, what we have here is a creep show Administration that owes Americans straight answers, but can’t even tell itself a straight story. Maybe Petraeus could offer such. Where is that guy? Stuffed under the bus?
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2943767/posts

    http://patdollard.com/2012/10/much-overlooked-abc-news-report-claims-petraeus-backed-libya-movie-protest-story/

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