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Newt Gingrich: Networks may have White House emails that called off Benghazi rescue (Video)
Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 10/30/2012 11:37:28 PM PDT by Rufus2007

On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.

Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziemails; bho44; gingrich; newt; shadowwars; standdown; threatmatrix
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This certainly has potential, if true. Even if it is Newt.
1 posted on 10/30/2012 11:37:38 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

If true, it needs to come from somewhere besides fox, or the MSM will circle wagons and refuse to cover it


2 posted on 10/30/2012 11:43:35 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Rufus2007
Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.
Or, it could fall down the same memory hole that claimed Obama's LA video.
3 posted on 10/30/2012 11:44:37 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Rufus2007

Just one time, I would like our side to have a decent October surprise.

This definitely could be it, or it could be yet another in a long strong of false alarms that have tantalized us over the years.

Sure hope Newt has the inside scoop.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 11:46:11 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Rufus2007

If the MSM has it, they will come out after the election, if ever


5 posted on 10/30/2012 11:46:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Rufus2007

The only question: How many lies can the pathological moslem communist traitor tell.... before Americans force him out?

It feels like he’s “getting away with” lie after lie. But I suspect he exceeded his Lie Quota 2 years ago — and folks will remind him NOV 6.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 11:47:33 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Rufus2007
I believe Newt on this, don't think he would lie about it and said his info came from a senator.
Coupled with what West said afterward, OBobo was big problems.
7 posted on 10/30/2012 11:48:33 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

I hope so. We never have good October suprises. They’ve always got DWI or Iran Contra notes or someone had an affair etc but, we have absolutely nothing....always

Maybe, finally, we have an email that smacks O down. Newt, you’ve always been sort of a loose cannon althugh I’ve supported you over the years so, if you’re wrong on this I’m gonna be pissed.

Hand over that October Suprise and let’s start chewing on it.


8 posted on 10/30/2012 11:54:18 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: The Cajun
was has big problems.
9 posted on 10/30/2012 11:55:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Arthurio

Even if it is FOX, the others will have to cover it. There will be too much noise. Besides I heard Newt say this and that TWO networks have it.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 11:55:29 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Rufus2007
And more: former ass def sec Bing West:

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1935351608001/will-benghazi-impact-the-presidential-election/?playlist_id=86925

11 posted on 10/30/2012 11:56:27 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: GeronL

Not necessarily.

LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post all had either stories or opinion columns critical of the Benghazi raid yesterday. ABC carried McCain’s strong denunciation of the White House last night.

FOX broke the “stand down” story on Friday. No news organization is going to use a competitor for its source, so the major outlets scrambled over the weekend to find their own verification and more details. Storm Sandy dominated coverage Monday and Tuesday, and rightly so.

They can’t run with what they haven’t got, but I’m betting there is enough dissention to provide good details, facts and evidence, as this progresses. Let’s see what the latter part of the week brings. Here’s hoping.


12 posted on 10/31/2012 12:02:52 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Jedidah

The White House was talking about it, Senators were talking about it etc, parents of the dead were talking about it.

Hard to see how that isn’t enough to at least write a basic article.


13 posted on 10/31/2012 12:14:23 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Rufus2007
If a major network had this they will not bring it up
heck they will destroy the evidence if it could hurt their lover Obama.
14 posted on 10/31/2012 12:17:11 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Jedidah

Why can’t we sue the various networks , and mainstream media for dereliction of duty ??
They have obviously been as derelect as the “O”

At what point does the Fourth estate ( Press)
become the fifth column (revolutionary ) ?


15 posted on 10/31/2012 12:17:36 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: GeronL

At what point do we start to call Zero exactly what he is : “ THe STAND DOWN PRESIDENT” ??


16 posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:21 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a political organization which hides behind religious intolerance for others)
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To: Rufus2007

My wish is for Obama not only have the humilation of loosing by a landslide, but the shame, embarressment and dishonor of being forever remembered as the president who left Americans to die. May he retire and have his remaining days to reflect on his humiliation. I’m a hard woman.


17 posted on 10/31/2012 12:19:37 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

You weren’t already?

:p


18 posted on 10/31/2012 12:20:05 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Rufus2007

Newt said the memo said that there was a group trying to mobilize several assets that they were told to stand down...”it was not a terrorist attack, so stand down”. Now my question is, what difference can it possibly make whether it is a terrorist attack or it is a bunch of loonie tunes pretending to be chasing wiley coyote? If Americans are being shot at, that should be all you need to know to call up all assets INVENTED!


19 posted on 10/31/2012 12:21:57 AM PDT by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Hanna548

If the 9/11 attacks had occurred during the Obama administration we’d never have heard about them.


20 posted on 10/31/2012 12:28:29 AM PDT by NoLibZone (I know what it is to be Black,to be hated for who I am, more so than Whoppi does. I'm a Republican.)
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To: GeronL

“Everybody’s talking about it” isn’t much of a news peg, especially when there’s much bigger stuff out there.

And there is.

Think about it: the attack was Sept. 11. FOX didn’t run the “stand down” story till Oct. 26. From the sound of it, that was likely a coordinated leak from fed-up military/intelligence sources. There is more.

You don’t offer gruel when meat is available. MSM isn’t going to run with rumors or warmed-over hearsay. And I don’t want them to.

We live in an instantaneous world now, but some things take time. Nobody paid attention to Woodward and Bernstein in 1972, not for months, not till well after that election. It was March ‘73 before McCord spilled his story and Watergate blew wide open, and it took another year and a half for it to play out.

Ordinarily, this story would build, piece by piece, over weeks and months. But there is an election next week, which makes us all want to expedite it. We want, and need, it NOW.


21 posted on 10/31/2012 12:31:34 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Rufus2007
If a major network had this they will not bring it up
heck they will destroy the evidence if it could hurt their lover Obama.
22 posted on 10/31/2012 12:33:18 AM PDT by funfan
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To: Rufus2007

If FOX had them, they’d run with them.

The other “news” outlets, I doubt...they’re oh so in the tank for Obamugabe.


23 posted on 10/31/2012 12:38:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GeronL

No truer words were ever spoken. However, I think it was Sheryl (don’t remember her last name) from CBS, who first broke the Benghazi story. So, maybe, just maybe ............


24 posted on 10/31/2012 12:41:28 AM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Greta’s been doing the work of ALL the networks, all by her lonesome. I’m real proud of the hard hitting questions she has been asking, the types of people she has on her show.


25 posted on 10/31/2012 12:44:04 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Catsrus

I hope so.

Even if its after the election, I want them charged and tried. Dereliction of duty or something.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 12:50:24 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Rufus2007
Glenn Beck has his own take on this. He compares it to Fast and Furious in Libya. Why were the seals there,.....to locate and return stinger missiles Obama gave Al Quida!

You would want it kept quiet also.Somebody with HTML skills........

http://youtu.be/EbSguZF6JlU

27 posted on 10/31/2012 1:20:45 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

in stephen kings, the stand, when society crumbles because of a virus, a van full of reporters drives up to the entrance of some army base and demands entrance. as all the reporters are holding their mics, the guard says, we dont have to listen to you pinko commies anymore.

so yeah, when we crash we can tell the media to shove it.
but, it still will feel damn good.


28 posted on 10/31/2012 1:26:33 AM PDT by willywill
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To: Rufus2007

Very interesting


29 posted on 10/31/2012 1:30:06 AM PDT by Puddleglum (The road to the White House goes through Benghazi.)
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To: BigEdLB
I'll believe this when I see it. Journalism as an institution is supposed to hold the public trust, and its right to truthful information in highest regard.

As a collective, they lost this decades ago. From the coverups of FDRs infirmity, to Kennedy's womanizing right on up to Watergate where the entire establishment hounded Nixon out of office over a piss ant break in and cover up. Protect the liberals/Democrats, hound the Republicans is their unspoken credo.

30 posted on 10/31/2012 2:42:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: NoLibZone

If that “Infamous December Sunday” had occurred during the Obama administration, it would have been described as “an accident during the set-up for the upcoming Fourth of July fireworks demonstration”.


31 posted on 10/31/2012 4:01:13 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Catsrus

Attkisson.

She’s also been doing a good job covering Fast and Furious.


32 posted on 10/31/2012 4:02:59 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

And may he take Hillary down with him!


33 posted on 10/31/2012 4:04:50 AM PDT by Nothing could be finer
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To: Gaffer
"Protect the liberals/Democrats, hound the Republicans is their unspoken credo."

Unspoken???

34 posted on 10/31/2012 4:56:53 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: hoosiermama; LucyT; Protect the Bill of Rights; ColdOne; penelopesire; SE Mom; thouworm; ...

“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — that at least two networks have emails from the National Security Adviser’s office telling a counterterrorism group to stand down,” Gingrich said. “But they were a group in real-time trying to mobilize marines and C-130s and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly by the White House stand down and do nothing. This is not a terrorist action. If that is true, and I’ve been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. senator, if that is true and comes out, I think it raises enormous questions about the president’s role, and Tom Donilon, the National Security Adviser’s role, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who has taken it on his own shoulders, that he said don’t go. And that is, I think, very dubious, given that the president said he had instructions they are supposed to do everything they could to secure American personnel.”


35 posted on 10/31/2012 5:19:59 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

The implications of this are profound. I wonder WHICH networks have them and if they were waiting for Sandy to pass before publicizing them.


36 posted on 10/31/2012 5:25:25 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Rufus2007
And there is also this:

“The other big story, I think, that is going to break is on corruption and extraordinary waste in the solar power grants and direct involvement by the Obama White House, including the president, in the solar panel grants involving billions of dollars, and I suspect that’s going to break Wednesday and Thursday of this week,” Gingrich added.

37 posted on 10/31/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: SE Mom

FNC and CBS (Sharyl Attkisson)?


38 posted on 10/31/2012 5:36:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: All

“fairly reliable U.S. senator” Newt said. Fairly is an interesting word. I wonder how the senator feels that Newt considers him fairly reliable?


39 posted on 10/31/2012 5:36:58 AM PDT by za_claws (Our President is the new Milli Vanilli)
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To: Rufus2007
Curiosity running wild.....

Wonder if someone told Obama about this, and the possible "Green Energy Scandal" Newt also mentioned, when he landed in Orlando the other night and then he decided to turn around and head back to the (insert manly-man deep voice) "White House Situation Room" to act presidential and "monitor the storm."

Idi Obama is certainly trying to "act" Presidential all of a sudden.

Leaving the campaign trail to his surrogate Liar-in-Chief, Bill Clinton, while he tours the devastation of Jersey.

40 posted on 10/31/2012 5:42:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

bfl


41 posted on 10/31/2012 5:58:30 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Dr Erkel and Mr. Jive...lurking the streets of DC)
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To: Hanna548

Sorry Obama but you can’t have both ways.

Emails from the consulate that say they are under attack and that terrorist are posting to Facebook, followed by a meeting with SecDef, CJS, and the boy president, followed by statements that he claimed he gave orders to do whatever it takes?

If the rumors are true this is Hugh and series. My guess is they press will sit on this and pile on the president as payback for losing the election and ruining their reputations


42 posted on 10/31/2012 6:08:11 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: maggief

Good guesses..Herridge, Griffin and Attkisson...possibly Tapper?

If it’s true- it better come out NOW.


43 posted on 10/31/2012 6:54:38 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Rufus2007
My transcript of the complete exchange between Greta and Newt:
Greta:

...the poll showing Governor Romney leading President Obama by 52% to 45% among voters who have already cast their ballots. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joins us, and good evening sir, you thoughts on this Gallup poll of early voters.

Newt:

Well, if it's accurate, it's devastating for Obama. Obama put a tremendous amount of effort into building a ground game; they were very confident that they could turn their vote out early, they talked about it with great sense of achievment, and if this is actually correct it is a remarkable result.

You know, Republicans have been saying - during all these various snapshots - well "don't worry about early voting because Republican voters tend to be older, they love to vote on election day, and all of a sudden you have these numbers... I'm really very surprised. I frankly thought... I wouldn't have been at all surprised to see it... and to see it be Obama 52%, Romney 45%, so this is a shocking number.

But it fits something Greta that you may have seen late last week. Gallup took all their questions - 19 thousand people, a pretty big universe - looked at all of them together as one group, and said "the big surprise to them was that this electorate looks much more Republican." That is, Republicans are much more likely to vote, Democrats are much less likely to vote. They said "this is closer to the 2010 electorate than the 2008 electorate." Now that's based on a huge sample. Ahh... if that's accurate, then virtually every poll we've seen has been wrong, and probably favors Obama by three or four points more than he's going to get, because in all those polls, the pollsters went in and they jiggered the numbers to get back to a sample that they believed was accurate. Gallup is arguing that in fact that's wrong, and we've seen a fundamental shift towards an electorate that's much more Republican than it was four years ago.

Greta:

You know, I always think of Gallup as sort of - a little bit - you know, stodgy, sort of. There's no sparkle, they don't take risks...

(Newt laughing pretty hard here)

... so I tend to... I tend to rely more on Gallup because they've been around for ever. This is a big number, 52 to 45%, and... could they just have gotten this one wrong?

Newt:

Well, they could have, although this actually conforms to what they claim they're seeing. They came out a couple days ago and said they're seeing that Romney's up at least six points. I've adopted - and you've heard me talk about this before - the "James Carville Rule." Carville told me many years ago that his standard was if you're the incumbent, you've been in people's living rooms for four years, they know who you are, you get the last poll. And the last poll for Obama is somewhere between 44 and 48, 47 percent. So this would imply that you're seeing the Carville Rule come into effect.

I decided about late last week - in fact, I think it could have been on your show - I just decided and went for broke. I said probably it's going to be a six-percent vote or more in favor of Romney; he'll probably be above 300 electoral votes, and he'll carry in a majority in the Senate. This number, tonight, would certainly fit that kind of a sweep, particularly because I think Republicans will vote slightly more on election day. So that begins to tell me it could be 54-46% by the time you get to election day.

Greta:

In terms of the storm... does that do anything... I think that Steve Hayes referred to something like the "stature gap," that this would somehow... you know, that he was losing the "stature gap," and now this will make him appear more presidential, the opportunity. And I don't mean to demean the President, or the storm, or the lives lost, but just the hard practical reality that election day is Tuesday.

Newt:

Oh, I can't tell. I think that this storm is so big, that the damage is so widespread and so intense that... I hope the President is doing his job, is doing what he should be doing. On the other hand, this storm is going to dampen some of his turn-out of his supporters who are less enthusiastic, who are less likely to vote in bad weather than Romney's, so I think it's kind of a wash. You know, if something really bad happened, and the Federal system collapsed somewhere, then he would get the blame... he's doing the right thing; I think it's perfectly correct for for Chris Christy to thank him to say "look, the President's being helpful," I suspect every governor will tell you they're glad he's paying attention, but I don't think it helps him much.

Greta:

What about on Friday, when the jobs report comes out. We don't know if it's going to go up, go down, or whether it's even going to stay the same. Um, any impact at all? You know, it's only just three or four days out from Tuesday.

Newt:

Well it'll have some impact, a little bit one way or the other. But the problem for Obama is any time the number gets a little bit better, it turns out that's because people have dropped out of the workforce, and the last report was that this last quarter, every new job on balance was a government job. I don't know of anybody who believes the economy is getting better. I don't know of anybody who's confident about next year, and see small businesses - I'm out in Missouri for Todd Akin - I don't see anybody out here, among small business owners, who say "boy, I'm revved up."

I think you could have a dramatic recovery if Romney wins because there are a tremendous number of entrepreneurs leaning forward, who'd like to do something, if only they thought they had some sense of confidence.

Now if it goes up again, if it's 8.2, then I think it's a big problem for Obama.

Greta:

Now for Ohio, the ever-important state. There's an ad that Romney's put out that says that "Obama's Chrysler deal undermined American workers," that's in essence the theme. GM, the GM CEO came out and said the Romney ad is "politics at its most cynical worst," and this is all going to play out before the voters in Ohio. Your thoughts on this...

Newt:

Well, I was in Ohio yesterday, I was in Hamilton County, which is Cincinnati, and then I was over in Lebanon which is Warren County, and then over in Delaware county, so I got a pretty good taste of southwestern Ohio. Last time, in 2008, Obama carried Hamilton county by twenty-seven thousand votes. It is traditionally a Republican stronghold, it is Rob Portman's base. They're very, very proud of him, and the role he played in the debates. The Republicans there told me that they believe they're going to carry Hamilton county by maybe as much as 23,000 votes. That'd be a swing of 50,000 votes; by itself that would virtually guarantee carrying Ohio. People in Lebanon and Warren county, very Republican, tremendously enthusiastic, they're going to vote bigger than they voted last time for McCain, and in Delaware county - it was a very rural area that we were in - I don't... I couldn't find any Obama voters, so... Obama's going to be competitive, he's going to have Cleveland, he's going to have some areas around Dayton, Toledo, but I think Ohio both electing Josh Mandel to the Senate and being carried for Romney. All of the energy developement in eastern Ohio, the natural gas, the oil that's coming out in Canton, Akron, Youngstown, and down along the river valley, and the War On Coal, which - remember - in southeastern Ohio, along the river, is a huge story, all those things are coming together. I think will almost certainly now go for Romney, he has the momentum.

I'll also tell you that when you start talking the auto thing (Newt smiles while saying this) when you realize that the Obama administration gave Chrysler to Fiat for zero dollars... I mean, you can't imagine a businessman like Mitt Romney, turning over that much real property to a foreign company for zero dollars. So I do think that the longer you look at the auto bailout, the less attractive it is, and the more Romney's approach, which was to guarantee the loans, and it was to guarantee the wavers, after a traditional bankruptcy court, exactly what United Airlines and a number of other companies have gone through, I think people are going to say "you know, I think that might have been a better road."

Greta:

Yes, except that's sort of the "global view" as you step back and look at it, and what people might think in non-swing states, but when you talk about car jobs, auto jobs, in Ohio, you don't necessarily look at the big picture... you sort of look like "do I have a job or not."

Newt:

Right, and, the fact is, as John Kasich - the governor - pointed out today, the net number of new jobs out of that bailout was four hundred for the entire state. All of the other new jobs have been in other areas. And frankly, if you're a GM worker, are you grateful to Obama, or do you actually think you've worked hard for the last two years, so that your company survived. At some point, where Obama claiming credit for your job begins to get a little bit thin.

Greta:

Benghazi. We've spent a lot of time at this network talking about it, and frankly there are a lot of remaining questions, and nobody has sort of sat down - from the Administration - and just sort of set out what happened. We've had some little bits and pieces, we've had some weird stories about videos, we've had... it's a very incomplete picture. Other news organizations aren't particularly pursuing this, we are, and a few others.

I'm curious. Is Benghazi an issue that is in any way related to... will the voters have any interest in it.

Newt:

(shaking his head) It's enormous, in terms of the election. I was talking with Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who said that every Victory Center he went to on Saturday in Wisconsin, people saying to him "tell me about Benghazi," the places I visited in Ohio yesterday, the places I've been to in Missouri today, people have been asking about Benghazi.

There's a rumor - and I want to be clear it's a rumor - that at least two networks have e-mails from the National Security Advisors office telling a counterterrorist group to stand down, that there was a group, in real time, trying to mobilize the Marines, and the C-130s, and the fighter aircraft, and they were told explicitly - by the White House - stand down, and do nothing... this is not a terrorist action.

If that's true - and I've been told this by a fairly reliable U.S. Senator - if that's true, and if that comes out in the next day or two, I think it raises enormous questions about the President's role... Tom Donnelyn, the National Security advisor's role... the Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, who's taken it on his own shoulders that he said "don't go." And I think that's very dubious, given that the President has said that he issued instructions that they were to supposed to do anything they could to secure American personnel. Now, which is it? Is the Secretary of Defense usurping the Commander in Chief, or did in fact Obama not issue that order. I think you are going to see this come back tomorrow and the next day. It was suspended - for two days - by the storm coverage, which dominated everything, but I think that tomorrow, as the storm begins to recede, you'll see Benghazi come back.

The other big story that's going to break - I think - is on corruption, and extraordinary waste, in the solar power grants, and the direct involvement by the Obama White House - including the President - in the solar power grants, involving billions of dollars, and I suspect that's going to break Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Greta:

Well, you know... the Benghazi story... I regret that it's coming out now, because - no matter - there's going to be criticism that it's being pursued for political reasons, or whatever... and we did have four Americans die, and we do have inconsistent stories, different lines. And the American people ought to be able to figure... and the families find out what happened. That seems like the right thing to do, at least in my mind. And I think that when you have two different stories, you should try to pursue the government and get the right story. But it's - unfortunately - sort of "looped in" to this election time, and I think it makes it almost unfortunate because I think... you know, you'd like to see what happened. I'd like the Administration to speak out about it.

Do you agree that the timing's unfortunate, or...

Newt:

Yeah, I think the timing's terrible, and you have to say to your self "it's been over six weeks." Why has the President of the United States, his National Security advisor, his Secretary of State, his Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence... why haven't they been able to come clean, with the American people, and tell us the truth? I mean, this is not that hard, the documents all have to be available, it should be possible to sort it out, and instead this has been - frankly - a cover up. And you're right, it's sad that it's happening just before an election, but it's been over six weeks now, and we can't get the facts out of this Administration, about an incident that is a pretty big deal. Four Americans killed, including an American ambassador, and an American facility, a town... and now it turns out it may not have been, technically, have been a consolate... that's the latest story today. It may have been "a facility," which has a different legal framing, I mean... this is a mess. We apparantly lost a number of secret documents, we have no idea what those secret documents are. There was no effort to help, and we now know - because of Colonel Bing West's excellent work - that there were, in fact, Marines available, there were C-130s available, there were fighter aircraft available, both in Turkey and in Sicily, help could have gotten there in about an hour, in terms of air power, and in about two hours in terms of Marines. The fight went on for almost seven hours, the two SEALs were not killed until about 4:20 in the morning. I mean, this is really a terrible, terrible situation.

Greta:

Mr. Speaker, you mentioned Bing West, and he's joining us in just a few seconds, and I hope you'll be joining us before election night.

Newt: I look forward to it, very much.

Greta: Thank you sir.


44 posted on 10/31/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Fifth Column Definition: a group of people who act traitorously and subversively out of a secret sympathy with an enemy of their country.

I would say we are already there.

The Fourth Estate IS the Fifth Column.


45 posted on 10/31/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: SE Mom

Did you see this?

Sean Hannity on Benghazi Slaughter Audio Tapes: “I’ve Heard They Are Damning”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RjalqqMyNg8

Oh, and I read Eli Lake has more coming.

https://twitter.com/EliLake


46 posted on 10/31/2012 7:13:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Rufus2007

I will trade the secret emails for getting Obama out of the office.

Ideally, I’d have both, but if I had to choose....


48 posted on 10/31/2012 7:15:29 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Rufus2007

Impossible to prove. Even if Pravda west has them, they will never, ever see the light of day.


49 posted on 10/31/2012 7:16:51 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Rufus2007

Sounds dubious. Certainly Obama didn’t give out these e-mails. And if it was a leaker why would they leak them to someone (MSM network) who would be more than likely to just sit on them to kill the story.


50 posted on 10/31/2012 7:18:24 AM PDT by circlecity
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