Skip to comments.Romney & Benghazi
Posted on 11/01/2012 8:17:00 PM PDT by PAR
This will likely not be a popular opinion but I suspect many here are thinking the same thing and are probably keeping quiet because we are so close to the election and we all desperately want to be rid of Obama (If you doubt that I feel that way check out my posting history).
Exactly "for all we or anyone else knows." You, as anyone else, do NOT KNOW if he sees it as being significant, or not. Just to answer THAT question: I am sure he sees it as majorly significant, but he CANNOT speak of it yet.
“Imagine a thumb pointed down.
Perhaps you could bring this up again.... next fing Wednesday.”
I understand the sentiment and believe me there isn’t anyone alive who wants to see Obama gone more than me, which is why this has created massive cognitive dissonance for me.
Bottom line for me is that its just too big and important for a leader to ignore and I think he can address it without having it blow up in his face.
Does anyone know if a president can be impeached after he's no longer in office? I want Nobama thrown in jail for the murder of americans and for all the corruption he and his administration have committed.
I don’t think making speeches about the issue will be helpful because the MSM will make Obama out to be the victim. I do believe that raising the issue indirectly through advertising, particularly SuperPAC advertising not tied to the Romney campaign, could be effective. Just have the father outlining events then asking “please join me in asking President Obama to come clean about what happened to my son”.
Re: the media salivating... There was a post earlier this week about yet ANOTHER media d-bag being caught on a hot mic waiting for Romney to say something “stupid”. They are all coiled like vipers (apologies to vipers everywhere) just waiting for the slightest chance to strike.
A recent example of them grasping at straws is the incident criticizing Romney for wanting to send foodstuffs to the victims of Sandy. The d-bag response was something along the lines of “what an idiot, they don’t need food, they (the Red Cross) need money”.
I’m of the mindset of baby steps to the elevator on this one. Get the job first and then get the job done. While I certainly understand the frustration about the lack of commentary on Romney’s part, I don’t think it’s wise to tamper with something that is about to blow sky high.
I’m thinking Romney can, if he says anything, must do it LOUD and LATE, as in Monday, when it is too late for msm to push back and to put it in the form of questions so that he is not making declarative statements but ticking off the accumulated leaks and asking, “Why?”.
A leader should not be cowed in the middle of a revolution, but strategic TIMING does matter. Just sayin’.
You do not realize that Romney has no access to CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET documents since he is not an elected official or government employee. Such documents are available only on must need basis.
I once had the Q clearance (top secret clearance), so I understand why Romney does not want to make conjecture statements not based on official documents. He can then be easily refuted and ridiculed by the Obama campaign.
Let elected officials such senators McCain, Ayotte & others handle this, which they are doing quite nicely.
[My 2 cents, modified from another thread.]:
“This wont get any play unless you make it an issue,” Romney.
On November Seven,
With your Clear Eye so bright,
Will you pause to ponder,
Could Benghazi have won the night?
Was there enough intelligence
To tell friend from foe?
Would Women be offended
If I did not go slow?
Oh me, - - - oh my,
Whatever should I have done?
To challenge ‘Benghazi’ Obama,
Or play it safe and fun?
What could I really do?
The polls were very close,
And now I can only ask:
What would Patton do?
After he is out of office he is private citizen like us and can legally be prosecuted. Impeachment means removal from office.
You are dreaming, the Romney justice department will never go after Obama, anymore than GWBs did with Clinton. That is their code.
Lots of stuff would be released to the press though if Mit was to win. That would be fun for a while.
Romney is damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t...The democrats will accuse him of politicizing the deaths if he starts talking about it, and you know the media will gladly help the democrats get that line of attack out there...It is frustrating to see him remain quiet about it, but after seeing dems on fox attacking Romney for even mentioning it, I can see why he has chosen not to address the issue at this point...
Romney knows what he is doing. Right now the info on the Embassy attack is scattered and I am betting the Republicans are telling him to lay low on it and let them do the talking and I must say they are doing a good job. They know the msm will not touch it as long as Romney is not talking. Just wait and see what happens if Mitt is elected.
Just wait and see what happens if Mitt is elected.
"If" is too hypothetical.
I do hope this all comes out after the election (if Bambi loses it will), the political cowardice of Bambi, the treasonous no reportem media, all need to go far far away and bury themselves.
If Romney wins and we get the senate, the next thing we have to do as conservatives and tea partiers is take down the MSM aka democrats with bylines. If we don't another one worse than Bambi will be elected by them down the road and finish us off for good.
I agree, the way to approach this in a manner that provides for the least risk is to simply ask questions. By doing so, you let people know that YOU consider it a significant issue. And it would be more difficult for the press to ignore it.
Could it be possible that Obama has laid a trap and is just waiting for Romney to wade in so he can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat? In a word, no.
If what happened were any less important I would say sit on it until after the election. But it is HUGE, and because that is the case I think he diminishes himself by not addressing it. He just looks too damn calculating by not saying anything about such a monumental coverup. He is in effect empowering the administration’s and media’s coverup.
Um, he has (albeit with slightly different words)...
THIS IS NOT ABOUT MITT!
Don't be stupid, don't make it about Mitt.
Let Mitt be Mitt, he does that job better than anyone else!
Those who care about this issue already know about this issue. If Romney speaks up about it it will take the heat OFF of Obama.
When your enemy is walking off a cliff, GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Oh f*ck. A Romney-hater doing threadjumping with a phony issue.
I think he can and should say, “he promised you all the most transparent administration ever, well, obamacare was written behind closed doors and passed in the dead of night by only his party with tricky rules, and recents events in the Middle East, namely Libya tell you otherwise.”
I promise you as your president and CIC, this nefarious type of conduct will never happen on my watch. You will have the most transparent administration. Paul Ryan and I are upfront and family guys, just like you all.
Now onto victory! God bless you all and God bless America!
Something like that, said on Monday
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