Protesting too much

President's patronizing demeanor obscures truth on Benghazi

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Chivalry lives!

But so does chicanery.

President Obama sends U.N. Secretary Susan Rice out to perpetrate a hoax on America – claiming that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was the result of a protest over an Internet video – and then tries to ride to her rescue when someone dares question her bogus story.

Asked at a rare White House press conference Wednesday about Rice’s role in the Benghazi cover story, Obama angrily defended her reputation and scowled that if Republicans have a problem with the Libya story, they should “go after me.”

No doubt they would appreciate the opportunity, Mr. President. Your administration has bungled Benghazi from the get-go, and it’s time the buck stopped on your desk.

“Mr. President,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., “don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi.”

But in the spirit of the president’s manufactured Sir Galahad act, we would argue: Methinks thou doth protest too much.

First, let’s address the gender patronizing going on.

If the president wants females in his administration to take leadership and spokesperson roles – including his wife – then let them take the heat as well. They’re not tender, helpless little girls who need his
gallant protection. It’s more than a little chauvinistic to pretend otherwise.

Second, the overall patronization:

This president appears to have never been seriously questioned about anything in his life. Liberals like to make an issue of the color of his skin; the real problem is its thickness, or lack thereof.

Four people were killed at our embassy in Benghazi on Sept. 11. The official story for days from this administration was that the attack was the result of a protest gone bad. They later had to admit there was never any protest, and that it was a clear, premeditated, commando-style raid on our consulate. And they knew that pretty early, if not immediately.

That means someone in this administration had to concoct, from scratch, the video protest sham story.

It’s time we found out who. And it’s time this president learned how to answer tough questions without getting all bent out of shape. The campaign is over, Mr. President. Time to do your job. And time to level with the American people.

Of course, many of us would argue that the time has long since passed. But the president managed to kick this can past Election Day. So be it. Now it’s time for a Day of Reckoning.

We don’t care who gets asked the many questions that need answering, whether it be a woman or a man. But if this president doesn’t want his surrogates questioned, that’s tough; they’re going to be. If he wants to prevent it, wants to be truly chivalrous, he can always proffer some answers himself. It’s called accountability.

Another thing: This president keeps blaming the intelligence community for the video protest hoax. Well, if he’s being truthful, then some heads need to roll in that department – because someone there imagined a citizen protest out of thin air.

Some are calling for a Watergate-, Iran-Contra-style select committee investigation in Congress. And it looks like that’s the only way we’ll get any answers about why four Americans died after repeated requests for security – and after seven hours of administration inaction during the murderous raid.

Just a word of caution to the committee: Be careful not to ask any tough questions of the Obama women!

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/20/12 - 02:31 pm
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"How come everytime I try to
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"How come everytime I try to post truthful links and facts about Benghazi those postings are mysteriously queued and never allowed to be posted? "

Email Sean and ask him. If your posts are being pulled, we probably didn't see them.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/20/12 - 02:33 pm
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"Apr 23, 2011 – In July,
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"Apr 23, 2011 – In July, Britain's most premature baby to survive, Amelia Hope Burden, was born before after 23 weeks and two days."

According to my math, that's less than 6 months....how could a non baby live?

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owensjef3 11/20/12 - 03:06 pm
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Lost Their minds
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Wow these folks have truly lost their mind

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/20/12 - 03:23 pm
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How so, owensjef....Do you
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How so, owensjef....Do you have anything specific?

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allhans 11/20/12 - 05:36 pm
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The little heart can be heard

The little heart can be heard beating at 9 weeks....
An ecstatic grandmother just informed me. They don't know the sex yet, a few more weeks needed for that.

allhans
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allhans 11/20/12 - 05:46 pm
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Hillary in a hurry

Hillary Clinton, traveling with the president, got word that a settlement might be close between Israel and Gaza and she flew straight there..
Had to hurry, too. Can't accuse the Obama administration of ever letting a good crisis go to waste.

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rmwhitley 11/20/12 - 06:06 pm
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lefties, simply put,
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you're morons, racists and liars. I only share one trait with you. I'm a racist, now.

KSL
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KSL 11/20/12 - 06:43 pm
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Nor can she set foot here

Nor can she set foot here lest she be questioned about recent events. Wrongdoing and scandal always slide right off their backs. Amazing.

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fedex227 11/20/12 - 10:27 pm
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The editorial is really not worth commenting on ...
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other than to say if you're going to rewrite Shakespeare ACES, at least use the correct form. In the context you intended, the correct wording is, 'Me thinks thou dost protest too much.' Brush up your Shakespeare guys. Of course that's only if you meant to sound 'patronizing.'

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harley_52 11/20/12 - 11:39 pm
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"In the context you intended, the correct wording is....

....'Me thinks thou dost protest too much.' Brush up your Shakespeare guys.

Isn't that precisely what they said? I mean they were closer than you. They used "methinks" which is more correct than "me thinks" (like you used), but since they didn't use quotation marks, I assume they were paraphrasing anyway.

Actually, I think the correct quote from Hamlet is "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." So maybe it's you that needs to "brush up on your Shakespeare," not the ACES.

Not that any of it really matters.....

fedex227
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fedex227 11/21/12 - 12:14 am
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Well okqy, since apparently it matters to you .. harley says ..
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'Isn't that precisely what they said?' - Yes, harley_52, that is what they said.

'They used "methinks" which is more correct than "me thinks"

Harley with an underscore and then a 52, even in Old English, these are two separate words.

'I think the correct quote from Hamlet is "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Man, you're so right Harley with a 52 after his name, that is the correct quote, however 'the lady' (she- for those of you educated in Augusta) was used as a third person pronoun. The ACES changed it to the commonly used, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks." However, the sentence now alters it to the second person, changing to - The lady dost ...

Harley with a line and a five and a two after his name- single handedly making the case for charter schools in Augusta.

KSL
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KSL 11/21/12 - 12:19 am
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Harley

I am proud to say I gave you your 5000th point. As Ritired Army said, I trolled until I could find one to give you.

And contrary to his belief, he was not totally responsible for CG's. But he can think that.

KSL
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KSL 11/21/12 - 12:35 am
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Taking lessons from others?

Taking lessons from others? Can we not discuss issues?

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TParty 11/21/12 - 07:40 am
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"Yet if you murder an

"Yet if you murder an expectant mother, you can be charged with 2 counts of murder.....where is the second person if it's not a baby?"

Yet, if a pregnant woman, with no one else in the vehicle, were to drive in the carpool lane- she would be found fined- since there is only one person in the car.

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TParty 11/21/12 - 07:41 am
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McCain is also backing down

McCain is also backing down from his accusations and grandstanding today.

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