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  •  Goopers have been cultivating that Benghazi meme (8+ / 0-)

    for weeks.......then......'POOF'........gone in an instant.

    •  But, in the weird world of Red Wing zealotry (1+ / 0-)
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      its not dead.  Last night Eric Erickson was celebrating that the "mainstream media" was not going to have to get into the "details."

      Erik Erickson of RedState

      Candy Crowley should not have tried to referee the Libya answer as she moderated. Herding the cats was a difficult enough task. Interjecting on the Libya story made her part of the story in a way she should not have become. But for all the people heaping aspersions on her (full disclosure: I am a political contributor for CNN and have long thought the world of Candy Crowley even before I had a relationship with CNN), they should be thanking her. It was her interjection to clarify what was and was not said that muddied the water on what the President actually said.

      The media, which has tried to move past the story as quickly as possible, is now going to have to go back and revisit what actually happened. As last night dragged on in the post debate analysis, the initial cursory “he did call it an act of terror” fact checking turned into “actually, he didn’t and it took him forever to do so” fact checking. It was not pretty. And it was a hell of a thing for Obama to accuse Romney of politicizing a cover up, then hide behind the rhetoric of greeting coffins as they returned home.

      Within an hour of the debate being over, Candy Crowley herself acknowledged on CNN that “Mitt Romney was right in the main.” CNN and other networks then proceeded to point out all the times Obama Administration officials kept denying terrorism was responsible for what happened. The fact checkers had to explain just how wrong the President was and just how misleading he tried to be last night. This will continue in the lead up to the foreign policy debate.

      The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

      by HoundDog on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 02:17:11 PM PDT

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      •  Erik Erickson (5+ / 0-)
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        is a tremendous idiot and he's clearly quite delusional judging by that pile of nonsense.

      •  Good G-d GOPers are idiots. It's GRAMMAR, people! (1+ / 0-)
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        My diary early this morning got buried by A flood of diaries...

        As  President Clinton might say, IT'S GRAMMAR! ... Obama's Rose Garden statements on Benghazi directly describe the attack as a terrorist act.  The entire paragraph from the transcript of President Obama's pitch-perfect Sept 12th statements from the Rose Garden below:

        "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.  Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America.  We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act.  And make no mistake, justice will be done."

        The 'Acts of Terror' statement is in the TOPIC SENTENCE of the same paragraph that then goes on to specifically discuss the Benghazi attack.  "Acts of Terror" describes "this terrible act" which causes us to "mourn four more Americans."  DONE.  Thank you to my 5th grade English teacher.  The Republicans need to learn them up on some knowledge on 5th grade grammar skillz.

        "If they're shooting at you, you know you must be doing something right"

        by ayjaymay on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 05:18:17 PM PDT

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        •  This is what happens when Republicans cut funds (0+ / 0-)

          for education ;-) Critical basic skills never get taught!

          Sadly, the stoopid also rubs off on others, as well...

          For a better America, vote the GOP out of office whenever and wherever possible and as soon (and as often) as possible!

          by dagnome on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 11:00:51 AM PDT

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