196 Responses to “Heads Up: President Obama statement (10:35 ET)”

    • 2 proudmemberofglobalzero
      September 12, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Yes it is. MSM is not helping the situation with blatant remarks and airing Romney. I turned it off…chose to clean the bathrooms instead. Better choice in this situation.

  1. 3 Allison
    September 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Chips, I missed Secy Clinton’s remarks. Can you link to a video? Thanks.

  2. 7 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 10:22 am


    • 8 COS
      September 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Good morning everyone. I am really saddened about the deaths in Libya. Why did Robney have to make a live statement? He is not the president yet. I think a written statement would have been sufficient. I don’t like how he is politicizing this.

      • 9 veryslowwriter
        September 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

        “He is not the president yet.” And he will never be. And the kind of bullshit statement he made is an example of why not. Even Jake Tapper at ABC called them liars. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/the_politics_of_the_attacks_on_the_us_consulate_in_benghazi_and_cair/
        To me the most amazing part of the current campaign is how the MSM is starting to call them out on their lies. It surely didn’t happen in 2008.

      • September 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        He never will be!! Not if there is any sense or justice in the world.

        This is a tragedy for the families of these four wonderful people, for America and for the world and my prayers go out to all those affected by this despicable and murderous act of terror.

        Romney’s crass and mendacious comments should be a lesson to any “undecideds” that he should never be allowed within a mile of the presidency and if by some terrible injustice he should become president then God help the world – because in those circumstances he is the only one who could. Let us hope that this vile statement of his will only serve to galvanize support for PBO.

        I know that this is not the time for politicizing and campaigning and if this comment has offended anyone I sincerely apologize, this is not my intention and COS I completely know where you are coming from and this is not in any way a criticism of your post.

  3. 12 desertflower
    September 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

    thinkprogress Romney just accused Obama administration of “standing by a statement” from the Egyptian embassy. They actually did the opposite.
    4 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  4. September 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

  5. September 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Robney goes out, right when the President goes out!

  6. 17 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Is anyone here watching th PC? Is the fucking press finally doing its fucking job ? Please tell me so.

  7. 18 desertflower
    September 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Romney will hold a press conference to address Libya/Egypt here in Jacksonville. People at event now being escorted out of the room.
    — @mckaycoppins via web

    What the freaking hell!!

  8. 20 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

  9. 21 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

  10. 22 desertflower
    September 12, 2012 at 10:30 am

    OMG, Romney is not only lying about the nature of Cairo Embassy statement – but is criticizing embassy officials that were under attack
    — @speechboy71 via Twitter for Mac

  11. 25 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:31 am

  12. 26 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

  13. 27 isonprize
    September 12, 2012 at 10:32 am


    Brief Filed in Voter ID Appeal; Oral Argument Scheduled for Sept. 13

    (8/30/12) Today the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Arnold & Porter, Advancement Project, and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) filed a brief urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse the Commonwealth Court’s refusal to block the voter ID law for the upcoming election.

    Oral argument before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, Philadelphia, Room 456. The room seats 174. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. PCN-TV will be airing the argument live.


    • 28 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      September 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Thanks Isonprize. Was catching up on reading last night and read the FANTASTIC news that you are becoming an FO! OUTSTANDING! Which office are you working out of? When the election is over, I hope that those of us in the Philly/burbs, NJ, DE area can get together for drinks — we’ll deserve it.

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      September 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      Isonprize, I’m so grateful to you for working as a field organizer. With you in that role, I feel PA is in good hands. I don’t expect much from the PA Supreme Court. The ACLU said that this court rarely reverses the opinion of a lower court. But, hey, miracles happen, don’t they?

    • 30 Betsy
      September 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      I really hope they are successful.

  14. 31 Grab a Mop Grace
    September 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Romney has gone too far. To go to the podium a few a minutes before the President, on such an occasion, is akin to treason.

    Can the US Government detain this traitor as someone who is putting the country’s interests at risk?

    Just like W, rather than saying that they made a mistake, they double-down on their mistakes thinking that it makes them look stronger.

    It’s despicable.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    • 32 4morefor44
      September 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

      just a few days ago valdimir putin was mocking mittbot and america for mitbott’s comments too. putin was using his comments to suggest he doesn’t need to deal now with nuclear negotiations with the u.s. this “fortunate son” is truly a menace to america…stealing money from the system and tucking it under his cayman islands bed…along with his strapping, young buck sons, all 5 of them, skipping out on any military/social service…and now these horrendous foreign policy missteps making our diplomats and military jobs more difficult…really, what more does he have to do to be considered a traitor in the eyes of the media and general public?!?!

  15. 33 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

  16. 35 xtine
    September 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Opposition leader Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for what he called the deteriorating relationship between the US and Israel, in a special meeting during the Knesset’s summer recess on Wednesday.

    “Mr. Prime Minister, tell me, who is our biggest enemy, the US or Iran? Who do you want replaced, [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad or [US President Barack] Obama?” Mofaz asked in the plenum. “How low are you prepared to drag relations with our closest ally?”



    In recent days, however, there’s been a certain air of desperation in the ways Netanyahu has continued to pursue this policy. The desperation has grown in the face of the opposition of growing and already large numbers of respected current and former Israeli security,nuclear, diplomatic and intelligence experts to any attack on Iran at this time, and more pointedly, against a unilateral Israeli offensive.

    And, in particular, when Barack Obama’s campaign appears to be surging.


    And it’s not every day that the prime minister of an Israel whose very security depends on close cooperation with the White House, appears to work angles to try to see an incumbent president defeated – for example, announcing just at the climax of the Republican convention his intention to go to the UN to tell the world of the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.


  17. 36 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Mitt Romney is a fucking asshole. He is standing by his baseless attacks against Pres. Obama. He lied in his press statement and the idiotic reporters in the room didn’t call him out. Romney said that why he responded was because Pres. Obama and the State Dept. were apologizing for America and our way of life. He then said the white house released a statement about the attacks and after his statement calling them out, the white house tried to back down. He is a fucking LIAR. The U.S. Embassy released a statement before the attacks began condemning the filmmakers for releasing a movie that promotes religious intolerance and stokes the flames. After the attacks began, the U.S. Embassy put out another statement condemning the violent attacks. The white house NEVER released a statement overnight. The only statement was made this morning by Pres. Obama and these moronic reporters in the room didn’t hold Romney’s feet to the fire.

    Thank goodness some pundits are not letting him off scot-free.

    • September 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

      Are you freakin’ kidding me? What is the press good for if not to question him based on the facts? GAWD, I despise this mess of media.

      • 38 veryslowwriter
        September 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

        It’s possible that he was making a statement and didn’t allow questions. (Not a presser.) The press has been doing a much better job than usual because his lies have been so easy to refute.

    • 40 Betsy
      September 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      But the PRESS should be confronting his despicable behavior, in addition to the pundits!!!!

  18. September 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Oh crap, I’m already in twitter jail and it’s just past 7:30am.

  19. 48 xtine
    September 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

    [Hilary to NutYahoo]

    Clinton said the United States considers negotiations “by far the best approach to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.” You don’t have to be an expert in American diplomatic language to understand to whom the secretary of state’s words are directed, and why. Blatant, direct, cold and harsh language is the only way to get the hearing-impaired country to understand what the Americans want from it.

    Clinton did not direct her words at Tehran, but at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In other words: Israel will not present any ultimatum to the United States and will not dictate red or blue lines to Washington. The time has come, Clinton made it clear, for Israel to internalize the fact that the United States also has an independent policy, its own interests and timetable, which, amazingly, are not decided in Jerusalem.


  20. September 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

  21. 55 Claire
    September 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Excellent remarks PBO. He reminded us that these are human beings who have lost their lives while serving our country. He condemned the acts and committed to bringing the perpetrators to justice.

  22. 56 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Ok guyz. I have a crappy connection here in Kenya. How about you guyz live blogging what PBO is saying ?

    This is going to be the defining moment when the slimy, scummy, cowardly mittbot goes down.

    • 57 amk for obama
      September 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

      And tell me that PBO is going after mittbot personally and how that craven coward is putting more american lives in danger.

      • 58 utaustinliberal
        September 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

        He can’t do that. Not while he’s making an official statement. He’s the President of the United States and his first job is to reassure the public, talk about the brave people we lost in these violent attacks and reiterate that those who did this will not go unpunished. He has also ordered that U.S. Capitol flags be lowered to half-staff to honor Amb. Stevens and those killed. He is not meant to respond to Romney at this point. That would be acknowledging Romney and elevating him to a status that he does not deserve.

    • 60 utaustinliberal
      September 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Pres. Obama sympathized with those who lost their lives, condemned the violent attacks, said this was done by an extreme faction and the U.S. still stands with Libya. Bottom line is that he said this of the people who committed these attacks: justice will be done.

    • 61 xtine
      September 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Habari, AMK!

  23. 62 Linda
    September 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Who is the A-hole that yelled out ” Is this an act of War ” ?

  24. September 12, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Best President of the United States. There are no questions deserving answers following his statement.

  25. September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Hellooooo O’s! A grave day on the news of last night, yet it remains another blessed getting up day in TOD town. We know that the crazy talk abounds from the Robme camp. We know that there may be some media pundits who’d rather make this an issue of which campaign gets the upper hand. We know that this tragedy will be politicized by the media and RWNJ, without regard to the lives lost. How sad is Robme, that he couldn’t even see fit to acknowledge that the statement he condemns may have been released from that embassy in order to save their lives. In defense of some in the media though, there has been quite a bit of push back. Joe Klein was exceptional in his strong condemnation of Robme and Bibi.

    My political take today is we should stay diligent in our goal of making sure that PBO remains in charge of our well being. Robme is ignorant, entitled, and power hungry. That is a recipe for a meltdown of global proportions. He must never be able to carry the briefcase. He must never know the codes.

    PS: If we did a word cloud of the comments on this site, I wonder what words would be most prevalent. I’m betting Chuck Todd or Mark Knoller.

  26. 70 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Pres. Obama with his statement shows what it means to be a leader.

  27. 71 anniebella
    September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    What you saw afew minutes ago was a President. What you saw in Mitt Romney was someone who would try to use anything to help himself.

  28. 74 Don
    September 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Does anyone believe that President Obama isn’t capable of handling this situation?

  29. September 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

    What is this “gang of 500” idiom I’m seeing today?

    • 80 cookemom
      September 12, 2012 at 11:05 am

      The Gang of 500 refers to political insiders and journalists who influence the daily media narrative in US politics. About ten percent of the Gang of 500 is made up of political journalists. The term was coined by Mark Halperin as “campaign consultants, strategists, pollsters, pundits, and journalists who make up the modern-day political establishment”.[7] They are “the 500 people whose decisions matter to the political news and campaign narrative we get from the major media”.[8]

      More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_500

      • 84 donna dem 4 obama
        September 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

        The Gang of 500 refers to political insiders and journalists who influence the daily media narrative in US politics. About ten percent of the Gang of 500 is made up of political journalists. The term was coined by Mark Halperin as “campaign consultants, strategists, pollsters, pundits, and journalists who make up the modern-day political establishment”.[7] They are “the 500 people whose decisions matter to the political news and campaign narrative we get from the major media”.[8]

    • 87 4morefor44
      September 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

      what about the “gang of 5?” you know, the people who write the paychecks to the gang of 500. does dick “good news for mccain” halperin include those in the 500, since they are the ones in control of it all by virtue of owning all them?

      don’t know about you all, but if i don’t do what my boss tells me to do, i get fired. that’s how “the news” works too.

  30. September 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

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  32. 94 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

  33. 95 Lorraine
    September 12, 2012 at 11:03 am

    When you have loss Mark Halperin, you have loss.


  34. 97 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

  35. September 12, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Rasmussen on Missouri Senate:

    McCaskill (D) 49%
    Akin (R) 43%


  36. 99 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 11:13 am


    Romney’s (surprise!) despicable presser

    By pm carpenter


    There is nothing else under the sun quite so retch-worthy as Mitt Romney feigning outrage.

    Here’s a man who’s never been curious about foreign policy, who knows nothing about international relations, and who surrounds his draft-dodging ass with chickenhawk neoconservatives who always want others to prove their manliness for them …


    Read more here…..


    • 100 jackiegrumbacher
      September 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      The other thing that galls me, LH, is the total insensitivity to the ambassador’s family and the families of the other Americans who are just being informed about the death of someone they loved. Imagine how they feel having this tragic, life-altering moment politicized by a despicable ass like R-money. Queen Ann asked us to know in our heart that Mitt has empathy for people. Well, Ann, we can’t know what’s not there. The guy’s a heartless SOB.

  37. 101 cookemom
    September 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Gird your loins, PAyn Rand to make a statement on the Lybia situation during his town hall, scheduled in about an hour.

    • 102 lisalovesobama
      September 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

      Why do we need to hear from two know-nothings about a topic on which they literally know nothing?

      • 103 jackiegrumbacher
        September 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

        Exactly, Lisa. Has Joe Biden issued an official statement? Has anyone asked how he feels? He IS our VP and he would be a comfort to the families because he knows what it likes to suddenly lose someone you love. Who in the world cares two cents for the opinion of a useless wannabe who’s never going to be vp anyway?

      • September 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        Maybe this is a good way to see if Ryan doubles down too. Perhaps it’s always good to know what your enemy thinks and then we can twitter his ass off too. (and get the press on his as well)!

      • 105 Obama Grandmama
        September 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

        So Romney breaks the mold on not interferring in government during a time of crisis and opens the door to the press to start encouraging outside opinions during crisis?

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    September 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

  40. 109 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

  41. 110 ChristiMTL
    September 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Did you guys see this picture…..Mitt’s smirking disaster

    There’s a picture in the comments as well as he walked away

    I am so disgusted right now.

    Lying scumbag….he’s dangerous


  42. 111 squarepeg
    September 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

  43. 112 dotster3
    September 12, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I couldn’t tolerate watching Willard’s statement, but I see many are questioning and condemning the smile/smirk on his face as he finished speaking. Can he be any more inappropriate and off-kilter? There’ something basically wrong with this guy and his insight and character.

    • 113 ChristiMTL
      September 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Jed lewison at kos: Take a look at the smirk on Mitt Romney’s face at the conclusion of his disastrous press conference basically accusing the president of sympathizing with the people who attacked and killed American embassy personnel in Libya:

      I had chills down my spine looking at that pic.

  44. 115 Mariele K.
    September 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

    First of all, they need to deal with the guy who made the film because his actions precipiated this whole debacle. Next, with regard to Mittens, he needs to understand that there is a connection between brain and mouth and learn to use it. Also, there is a human decency that goes beyond politics. His reaction, along with that of Rinse, show that political posturing is more important that human kindness and respect.

    • 116 Don
      September 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Pitch perfect, Mariele.

    • 117 Obama Grandmama
      September 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      Like in the ’08 campaign, JUDGEMENT should be a primary concern for the candidate answering the 3am phone call. Mitt Romney has failed that test again and again. It is not a matter of teaching a person judgement. He either has it or he doesn’t. Romney does not have good judgement.

  45. 118 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Mitt Romney Response To Libya, Egypt Attacks Called ‘Irresponsible,’ ‘Craven,’ ‘Ham-Handed’


    Many members of the media reacted with puzzlement and criticism to Mitt Romney’s continuing criticism of the White House response to the deadly attacks in Libya and Egypt.

    The Romney campaign drew fire on Wednesday morning for issuing a blistering statement condemning the American embassy in Egypt for speaking against an incendiary anti-Muslim film, even though the embassy made the statement before any attacks had taken place. NBC’s Chuck Todd, for instance, called the statement “irresponsible” and a “bad mistake.”

    CNN’s Peter Hamby also criticized the response:


    More reactions and tweets here………..


  46. September 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

  47. 121 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 11:26 am

  48. 123 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Benjy Sarlin ‏@BenjySarlin


    There’s a difference between acting presidential and pretending you’re president.


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  51. September 12, 2012 at 11:32 am
    • 132 lamh35
      September 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I saw this on TPM. Twitter warriors, we need to tweet as many of the people at CNN including Blitzer to make sure they give the correct info!

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  53. 134 Don
    September 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Nice smirk there, Mitt.

  54. 135 4morefor44
    September 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

    watching mittbot flounder day in and day out, it really shows how ridiculous the entire argument of republicans about the “free market” makes the cream rise to the top, and the smartest and hardest working will become the richest, and blah, blah, blah. mitbott disproves their entire ideology since this complete buffoon can become so wealthy.

    if president obama ever decided to become a vulture capitalist like mittbot, there’s no doubt in my he’d be able to buy out bain capital if he ever wanted. barack would kick their butts in that arena as well because of how smart and hard working he is. “finding value” and “reading balance sheets” are excuses all the fortunate sons like mittbot use to cover their laziness and privilege. it’s not rocket science. it’s about about having leverage, and fortune sons have leverage the moment they’re born. “born on third base and think they hit a triple.”

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  56. 141 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Alex Seitz-Wald ‏@aseitzwald


    Romney left hanging. RT @daveweigel: Boehner, Rubio, Cantor release statements on Libya. None mention Obama/admin response.


  57. 142 Melissa
    September 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

    F@$&CK Mitt Romney, he will NOT be president.
    BUT guys, am worried, this situation might escalate quickly if tensions aren’t diffused quicly. Watching foreign media and protests around our embassies are being planned in Cairo, Tunisia and could spread to other Muslim countries due to a stupid youtube movie no one here has even heard of!! this might get ugly. I trust POTUS and Mrs Clinton wholeheartedly and lets pray things calm fast.

    Mitt Romney is a disgrace to all humans and animals. And plants.

    • 143 Obama Grandmama
      September 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Freedom of speech has two sides to it. The ugly side is showing now. Countries’ citizens that are not used to freedom of speech cannot understand the negative side of it. Their countries governments never allowed this. It can be ugly and repulsive. In the age of fast technology connectivity U-tubes, tweeting, facebook etc acts of random violence can happen quickly especially with youth being quick to act. It presents challenges to governments in nontraditional ways. I pray for a solution to these problems and am happy PBO is at our head of state.

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    September 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

  59. 145 EricFive
    September 12, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I think Mitt has officially “jumped the shark”. He is headed for a McCarthy moment (Excuse me sir but do you have no decency?) His lying has gotten totally out of hand Only the diehard propagandists in our media will stand by Mitt on this one. He fucked up, big time.

  60. September 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Chips … see this photo and please make a big deal out of it … thank you …

  61. September 12, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Ed Henry was the imbecile who asked “Is this an act of war?” at PBO’s statement.

  62. 149 squarepeg
    September 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I just told Ezra Klein off on Twitter. He made some remark about how campaigns do desperate stuff like Romney did to get ahead, in a roundabout way making a “both sides do it” statement. I let him have it. “You don’t get it do you? Obama NEVER DID THIS, EVER. He is decent. Romney is not”.

    • 150 EricFive
      September 12, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Total BS. It is unheard of to LIE about an event in foreign affairs which claimed american lives to gain political advantage. As I said upthread, only the diehard propagandists will stand with Mitt on this one. And that smirk on Mitt’s mug is damning.

    • 151 Rita
      September 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Go tell him! Craven, desperate Romney shows a lack of character not suited to the office of the POTUS!

    • 152 dotster3
      September 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Ezra has proven to be pathetic also, over and over and over. Not in tune. Out of it. Makes ridiculous statements daily.

  63. 153 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

  64. 156 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 11:53 am


    Romney digs deeper after Libya debacle

    By Steve Benen


    After being widely criticized this morning for his ugly and dishonest criticism of the Obama administration overnight, Mitt Romney appeared before the cameras this morning, delivering a statement and fielding some questions from reporters.
    It’s a familiar pattern: Romney says something classless and untrue; he gets called out for his mendacity; then he repeats the falsehood under the cynical assumption that voters are easily fooled and there will be no consequences. This time, however, the GOP candidate is trying the strategy while trying to exploit deadly violence against Americans abroad.

    Questions about whether Romney is fit for the nation’s highest office will only get louder in light of this debacle.



  65. September 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    hi TOD family

    I want to begin by saying RIP to those who perishes representing our country overnight.THANK YOU for your services to our country
    I send my condolences to their immediate families and loved ones,friends

    I pray this quiets down as fast as possible

    I am thankful for THIS Potus being Potus at this particular time.I feel safe with him being Potus

    as for Romney,Priebus,Paul “Aynd Rand” Ryan and whatever the GOP will come out and say in the coming minutes,hours and days and with all due respect to my TOD family for the coming crude language but Fuck Ya’ll

    I hope everyone is doing well

    Thanks Chip for this site


  66. 158 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

  67. September 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    In one of the links to some article condemning Robme, I came across this tweet. Gracious

    John McCain ‏@SenJohnMcCain
    Just watched an excellent and moving stmt by Sec. Clinton- just the right message and tone.

    • 160 edp4bho
      September 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Shame “IT” wouldn’t say the same about “THAT ONE” !!

    • 161 theo67
      September 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, it’s a shame he can’t extend that praise to the head of the Administration – who dictates the tone and the words that his chief diplomat say on the world stage. John McCain was busy calling President Obama all manner of names yesterday. His words are worth less than spit.

  68. 162 lamh35
    September 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    When you’ve lost Dick Halperin and Peggy Noonan??
    Is this still good for John McCAin?

    From TPM, quoting Halperin’s page:

    Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.


    Peggy Noonan: Romney is not helping himself with his political comments on Libya tragedy

    • 163 57andfemale
      September 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      Shit, even John McCain is finally bailing, at least on this issue! He actually found a tiny, dusty piece of decency in his heart and complimented Hillary.

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  71. 166 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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    September 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  73. 168 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  74. 170 57andfemale
    September 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I have never seen such a colossal eff-up as Mitt Romney. my twitter TL — I can’t even keep up. When Peggy Noonan can no longer make excuses for you………

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    September 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    • 172 anniebella
      September 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Right On. FLOTUS indeed did say that. And what this has reveal about Mitt Romney is not good. He is showing his hands of desperation.

  76. 173 sabreen60
    September 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

  77. 174 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  78. 176 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  79. 177 dotster3
    September 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Heilemann condemns Romney in strongest possible terms on Alex Wagner’s show, just blasted him every which way, said this may be his defining losing moment, the final nail.

  80. 179 amk for obama
    September 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

  81. 180 JER
    September 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Stream is up for Vice President Biden Rally – Dayton, OH: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  82. 182 Allison
    September 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Trying to paste a tweet. Hope it comes thru ok. If not Chips, pls delete. Thanks

  83. 183 sabreen60
    September 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    In the Vanity Fair article, President Obama is quoted as saying he doesn’t watch cable news. It is toxic. Maybe we should take a cue from PBO, because the idiots on cable will make you want to tear your hair out.

  84. 184 AJ
    September 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Kennedy Center honors include Dave Letterman, Led Zepplin, Dustin Hoffman….it will be a Must See!!

    • 185 AJ
      September 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Just to change the subject for a moment…didn’t mean to make that much of a non-sequitor, but this will be something to look forward to. 🙂

  85. September 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I think this response drives to the heart of what is wrong with the Mitt Romney campaign. It symbolizes how rudderless the campaign team is. How utterly lacking in vision (and not to mention common decency) Mitt Romney is. For a campaign with no vision , whose theme is built on a false attack on the President – “We Build It!” – the Libya response was thoroughly predictable. The Romney campaign appears to be driven by the daily news cycle, waiting for a word, sentence, an email, a tweet, a Facebook post by Obama or his team that they can pounce on and twist in their favor. I can picture Romney and his team sitting in front of the computers everyday, just waiting for that moment. Instead of focusing on crafting an overarching inspiring message for their campaign as to why we should vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket. They seem to have realized they cannot win on substance, and have therefore given up on winning on the issues. The result: a Republican presidential campaign with no direction, flailing desperately for anything, even a tragic incident, to lie about. Truly sad!

  86. September 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I have been out of the loop for a while so I don’t know if you guys have seen this yet…
    Romney forgets how to spell his name but he sure does know how to spell MONEY!!!


  87. 190 sherijr
    September 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    this whole thing is just very very sad… from the ‘filmmaker’ who knew exactly what his film would do.. to the extremists who bought into the films BS and took lives. The lack of caring for one another, the coldness toward the preciousness of life is just heartwrenching. I grieve for all the losses, for the families… and for the simplemindedness that creates these divisions, these unnecessary divisions, this unnecessary hate.

    • 191 sherijr
      September 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      I don’t even need to mention Romney’s crap, he is insignificant & we’ll prove it as a nation on Nov 6th. No matter how hard the media attempts to manipulate us into believing him capable of leading our country.

  88. 192 Melanie
    September 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Apparently the attack was planned in advance and the protest was just used as a coverup, probably instigated.

  89. 193 Ladyhawke
    September 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm



    Mitt Romney stepped in it again with both feet on the Libya debacle. This is what happens when your knee jerk response to anything happening domestically or internationally is to find some reason to criticize President Obama. This may go down as the second clearest indication (after the DNC Convention) that he is toast. Who in their right mind would want Mitt Romney anywhere near the Oval Office?

    The picture of Mitt Romney with the smirk on his face leaving the hastily arranged presser this morning is chilling. He looks sinister and diabolical. I really think he is a sociopath. Thankfully, he is being rounded pummeled from all corners for using such a tragedy for political advantage. It’s blatantly obvious and everyone knows what he is doing. This is the desperate attempt by a failing campaign to regain it’s footing using the only tool at their disposal DISHONESTY. It is repugnant and wrong.

    The die is cast. This settles it once and for all. Mitt Romney is not fit for the nation’s highest office. Period. (Full Stop.)

  90. 196 kathryn kivett
    September 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I can not tear myself away from tv or internet and I honestly, in all my 69 years, do not think I have ever been so astounded. If given the choice of voting for George Bush or Mitt Rmoney I would pick George Bush. George Bush was not EVIL, just dumb as rocks…..Mitt Rmoney is EVIL and dumb as rocks….a very dangerous combination.

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