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Benghazi Breakdown: Team Obama, Liberals Now in Full Freak-Out Mode

Posted on | October 11, 2012 | 20 Comments

First, the headline:

Mother of Slain State Dept. Official Tired of Being
Lied To and Stonewalled by Obama Administration

Next, the video, which got the AOSHQ Flaming Skull Alert:

Now, we point out that Stephanie Cutter has doubled down on her outrageous claim that the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi is only the subject of controvery because — wait for it — Republicans “politicized” the issue. This is the kind of harmonic convergence of self-serving bullshit unprecedented since the days when LBJ lied America into a shooting war in Southeast Asia.

And it reminds me of something else:

Let anyone who watched the moonbat brigades in action during that era testify to their own memories, but I recall it this way: It started with the 2002 mid-terms. Democrats had been expecting to make the usual congressional gains that the party out of power makes in the next election after losing the White House and, instead, the Republicans actually gained seats. This completely demoralized the Left and within a few months, we invaded Iraq.

OK, so the Left then mounted its typical anti-war movement, with the Netroots latching onto Howard Dean as their Gene McCarthy/George McGovern peacenik presidential candidate. Dean melted down in Iowa, and instead the nomination went to Vietnam-era peacenik hero John Kerry who got “Swiftboated” (a term that means “unfairly telling the truth about a Democrat”) and Bush got re-elected in 2004.

The absolute nadir for the Left was when the exit polls showed that Bush had won Ohio because of so-called “values voters” who had turned out in droves to vote for a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. This was a horrid shock to the Left to learn that their two favorite issues — treason and sodomy — had been rejected by the American people, and so they vowed revenge against those damned flag-waving homophobic heartland Republicans.

As I say, this was the Golden Age, with the Left so completely discredited, disempowered and disconsolate that their pitiful crusades — “Indict Karl Rove!” — were fodder for endless mockery by conservative bloggers, who could laugh at the madcap antics of the Kossacks back then.

That era ended when Democrats won the 2006 mid-terms (thank you, Jack Abramoff, and thank you, Mark Foley) and the painful shoe of despair was on the other foot after Obama got elected in 2008. But it seems the karmic wheel is now beginning to turn.

Notice Nate Silver’s slo-mo walkback, his Forecasting Model™ now giving Romney a 32.1% chance of victory, and Nate compelled to pretend there are “a couple of rays of hope” for Democrats.

Whistling past the graveyard much, Nate?

They’re trying to stave off complete panic, and if Paul Ryan does well in tonight’s debate with Joe Biden — my prediction is that Ryan will stomp Joe the way Godzilla stomped Tokyo — we’re likely to see one of the most memorable freak-outs in the history of liberal freak-outs.

Sully’s liable to be on suicide watch if the polls keep trending this way another week, and if analysts ever start moving states like Pennsylvania and Michigan into the “toss-up” category . . .

Oh, it will be epic.

UPDATE: Top thread at Memeorandum, with reaction by Gateway Pundit, Phil Klein, Da Tech Guy, The Lonely Conservative and this memorable response by Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom:

Good lord. It’s long past time to vote these scumbags out: it’s time to tar and feather them and put them in stocks so that we can all take turns throwing rotten vegetables at their ugly treasonous faces.

Once these things start going sideways — with mainstream outfits like CNN sniffing the scent of Fear and Loathing — it’s gonna be hard for the White House to put Humpty-Dumpty together again. Yet we must maintain momentum to maximize the impact.



20 Responses to “Benghazi Breakdown: Team Obama, Liberals Now in Full Freak-Out Mode”

  1. SDN
    October 11th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Someone needs to ask Cutter why this mother’s moral authority is any less absolute than Cindy Sheehan’s.

  2. Charles
    October 11th, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Uh oh, it’s the Obama administration’s Cindy Sheehan moment. It’s very hard politically to defend against the gold star mother, particularly if she can’t be painted as an activist.

  3. richard mcenroe
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    unless the press will just ignore her for you.

  4. Adobe_Walls
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    So who gets to ask Sheriff Pluggs why they won’t tell the grieving mother how and why her son had to die?
    “This was a horrid shock to the Left to learn that their two favorite issues — treason and sodomy”
    Well that’s a keeper!

  5. Adobe_Walls
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    Tonight’s debate may make ignoring that problematic. If CNN won’t run that clip perhaps FNC can.

  6. Bob Belvedere
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    The look of pain and grief and frustration on that Mother’s face is heartbreaking.

  7. OCBill
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Ditto the original 9/11 attacks, I guess. If Bush hadn’t politicized the World Trade Center being brought down and the plane flying into the Pentagon, no one would have thought twice about those attacks either. /sarc

  8. OCBill
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    What we really need to be talking about is whether LGBT issues are being adequately addressed at the U.N.

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  10. richard mcenroe
    October 11th, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    To be fair and balanced, Steffie is right to a degree: If Obama and his posse didn’t have to talk to the electorate at least once every four years, Benghazi would never have been an issue. So to that degree it IS Romney and Ryan’s fault…

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    October 11th, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Stacy manages the hat trick of channeling Ace, Mencken, and Thompson in fewer than 700 words. And it still comes off as 100% McCain.

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    October 11th, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    I keep telling ya, Hickory gets it right…

  15. Wombat_socho
    October 11th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    It’s amazing that they haven’t figured out that in most of the Dar Al-Islam, the only LGBT issues are whether the persons in question should be buried alive, stoned, shot, or hanged.

  16. Neo
    October 11th, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    Notice how in the first segmentof the VP debate, Biden projected Mitt Romney’s statement on the Cairo embassy’s apology to cover Libya.

    Didn’t we hear that there was no MSM coverage of Libya because they had been so busy bashing Romney for his Cairo statements ?

    But now, “Mitt jumped the gun before he knew about the deaths in Libya”, when that’s not what Romney even talked about.

    The whole “misunderstand” with the YouTube video was to try to make this projection hold.

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