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Libya Becomes Central Theme At Romney Rally
buzzfeed.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | McKay Coppins and Zeke Miller

Posted on 11/03/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

When Mitt Romney strode across the the platform Friday evening and took his place behind a podium in front of the largest crowd he's drawn this year, he sounded familiar stump speech themes of bipartisanship and economic recovery.

But the parade of high-profile surrogates who opened for the candidate fixated on another, more explosive issue — one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff. For about 60 minutes before Romney took the stage, Topic A was Libya.

Ever since terrorists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in September — killing four Americans, including the ambassador — conservatives have demanded the Obama administration be held accountable for what they consider a massive failure of national security, and what they allege was a politically-motivated coverup after the fact.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out with the hardest line, that if Romney was president on September 11, 2012, "maybe something like what happened in Libya could have been avoided."

"Maybe if we had a president who was paying attention, we wouldn't be going through all of this investigation of what's being covered up about Libya," he added.

But he wasn't alone. From John McCain, to Kelly Ayotte, one prominent Republican after another blasted the president's handling of the crisis.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; benghacoverup; benghazi; benghazidebacle; benghazigate; coverup; election2012; giuliani; iran; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; romney2012; soshillary; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 11/03/2012 8:52:40 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Good. Mitt got the message out without getting into the fray himself.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 8:54:29 AM PDT by madison10 (I love it when My plan comes together ~~God)
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To: RoosterRedux

“SURROGATES FIXATED ON BENGAZI”

Wow...! I wonder where the author stands on this, right...?


3 posted on 11/03/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: madison10

WONDERFUL rally. I was there!! It was a HUGE crowd. I was in the bleachers to the far right of the podium—behind the podium—and I WAS able to see ALL of them speakers!!

Of the 4 political rallies I have attended since 2000—this was THE BEST one—EVER! Estimate was 35k!!


4 posted on 11/03/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: gaijin

Did the author mention the surrogates and sycophants fixated on a fake video?


5 posted on 11/03/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Rca2000

Want to know, dh has been concerned—does Mitt look like he is upbeat? Is he encouraging? Husband is using this as a gauge for Tuesday’s outcome and we haven’t seen a photo of him lately.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 9:01:26 AM PDT by madison10 (I love it when My plan comes together ~~God)
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To: Travis McGee

Ping.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 9:03:46 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Rca2000

I have a cousin who has been to two rallies in VA - he had such a great time at the first one and was so uplifted that he went to the trouble to go to a second one (1 hour trip took 4 hours due to the crowds). My brother just went to a rally in the Virginia Beach area - large crowd, despite this being a ‘make-up’ rally for one that was canceled due to Sandy. The Romney-Ryan rallies are just TERRIFIC from everything I’m hearing (attendance, message, enthusiasm, patriotism .... etc.)!!


8 posted on 11/03/2012 9:08:04 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RoosterRedux. Well said, madison10 -- Mitt let his seconds draw the blood.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out with the hardest line, that if Romney was president on September 11, 2012, "maybe something like what happened in Libya could have been avoided. Maybe if we had a president who was paying attention, we wouldn't be going through all of this investigation of what's being covered up about Libya," he added.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yur welcome!


10 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Where are the swift boat vets or something similar from citizens united ,or another organization to blanket Ohio and swing states with Lybia gate and Obama’s order to the military to stand down?
11 posted on 11/03/2012 9:24:18 AM PDT by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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To: MissMagnolia

Few weeks ago, I went to Romney rally in St. Pete, Fl and it was wonderful. LARGE crowd, very upbeat, Mitt gave a wonderful talk.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 9:26:29 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: RoosterRedux

Second comment at the end of the article at link,

“And what did the Republicans know about climate change but did nothing while our shores came under attack from Superstorms? They merely blamed it on sun-spots and gave aid and comfort to oil companies.”

Sheesh. Now you know what you’re up against.


13 posted on 11/03/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT by Dartman
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To: Rca2000
How did the crowds respond to the speeches about Benghazi? I'm glad the other speakers addressed this, but I wonder why Romney hasn't?
14 posted on 11/03/2012 10:19:03 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Humal

With a LOT of energy and enthusiasm!! Along with the slogan MANY times—”Four more days””


15 posted on 11/03/2012 10:39:24 AM PDT by Rca2000 ( NEVER underestimate the power of "one little election", in WI.....)
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To: Humal
From the article:

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one with a particular power to both animate conservatives, and frighten Romney's senior staff.

16 posted on 11/03/2012 12:44:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Rca2000

17 posted on 11/03/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Rca2000
Wonderful!

Thanks for posting this.

18 posted on 11/03/2012 12:58:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: timestax; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Grampa Dave; Carry_Okie; Fred Nerks
Love that photo.

New keyword

benghazidebacle


19 posted on 11/03/2012 1:16:39 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All
Sub head line:

The candidate doesn't want to talk Benghazi. But conservatives, and his surrogates, do.


20 posted on 11/03/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

One could wonder how many cars passing that lady and her signs had a clue as to the “Stand Down Requests Denied” mean, as they drive about looking to be entertained in various ways.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 1:25:29 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Democrat_media
Right here.

You can donate to get their message out here.

22 posted on 11/03/2012 1:28:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: RoosterRedux; lward99
Related Thread:

SOS calls for Investigation To Uncover Potential High Crimes And Misdemeanors In Benghazigate

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Special Operations Speaks ^ | 11/3/2012 | SOS

Posted on Sat 03 Nov 2012 12:38:25 PDT by lward99

Today, Special Operations Speaks PAC released the following statement along with a petition demanding an independent investigation into Barack Obama’s administration and its actions that may constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors by the President, regardless of the outcome of the November 6th Presidential Election.

23 posted on 11/03/2012 1:35:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: RoosterRedux

Cryptome’s DHS brochure
http://cryptome.org/2012/09/dhs-spy-products.pdf


24 posted on 11/03/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Did John McLame say we have nothing to fear from a second Obama term?


25 posted on 11/03/2012 2:27:41 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: madison10; All
Judge Jeanine Pirro Nov. 3, 2012 with Retired Army Colonel David Hunt and Former CIA operative Mike Baker
26 posted on 11/04/2012 12:51:08 PM PST by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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