The dancing hypocrite takes his show to the stage – part 2
Obama did Jay Leno to roll out his thoughts on national security, Benghazi, and embassy closings. Did someone move the press room to NBC studios?…
In this episode, we find Hypobama grappling with heavy issues and scandals, which he and his administration created. But the fearless deceiver that he is opted for a high-profile visit, seeking low-info ears to reduce his increasing disapproval and criticism. Not to provide Jay with “the Beast” replica.
Q What do you say to those cynics who go, oh, this is an overreaction to Benghazi — how do you respond to that?
Hypobama: One thing I’ve tried to do as President is not over react, but make sure that as much as possible the American people understand that there are genuine risks out there. What’s great about what we’ve seen with America over the last several years is how resilient we are. So after the Boston bombing, for example, the next day folks were out there, they’re going to ball games. They are making sure that we’re not reacting in a way that somehow shuts us down.
And that’s the right reaction. Terrorists depend on the idea that we’re going to be terrorized. And we’re going to live our lives. And the odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately. But there are things that we can do to make sure that we’re keeping the pressure on these networks that would try to injure Americans. And the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing I think about when I go to bed is making sure that I’m doing everything I can to keep Americans safe.
Fine, if by genuine risks out there he meant internet videos, which they blamed for the terrorist attack. They’re on the trail of those anyway.
What’s great is our resilience. Yea, we’ve shown the ability to bounce back from 9/11, the Boston bombings, or his blunders like putting politics ahead of national security over the Benghazi attack, right? Resilience was not the word I would use for that. Or how about our resilience over how Obama went to Libya in the first place — acting unilaterally without Congress. Or his strong support for Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Actually, Mr. Obama, we don’t have that kind of resilience over those like you hoped. So when the administration says Benghazi happened a long time ago, as old news, we don’t have the resilience to get past that messaging. It’s hard to bounce back, when a video was blamed for Benghazi our resilience comes up short.
When we question the chain of events that led to the attack, our resilience does not connect those dots, it needs some help. When the WH approved talking points do not match the events, we should be resilient. When the Sec. of State tells grieving family members that they’ll get the man who made the video, what resilience is needed to get over that?
“Not reacting in such a way that shuts us down“. No one was trying to shut down our security or defenses in Benghazi… except maybe the administration. Obama politicized our security and boasted al Qaeda was “on the run”. It was an integral part of his campaign message everywhere. Then came Benghazi and, 11 months later, we don’t even know Obama’s whereabouts or what he did that night.
But I think the way we reacted with outrage in questioning it — determined to find out the truth — was the “right reaction”, contrary to his desire. I’m proud of that reaction. After Obama’s administration seeded our skepticism by telling us a false narrative, most of us reacted the way we should.(…despite media) Obama, however, reacted by criticizing us, changing his story and called it a phony scandal. Shall we compare proper reactions?
The last thing he thought about when he went to bed, after the attack, was “doing everything I can do to keep Americans safe” — after hardly paying attention to it, according to Leon Panetta. And the next morning he went to Vegas as planned.
Then, having had another terror attack on his watch in Boston, Obama compliments our reactions? In case he missed the immediate reaction to Boston, people wondered how the bombers slipped through the ever-watchful eyes of feds, not once but repeatedly?
Sure we reacted, in identifying the bombers because feds could not. And people reacted with bewilderment that Russia had warned us about Tamerlan Tsarnev, but feds pretty much cleared him. But thanks, Hypobama, for complimenting the vigilant reactions of people. Oh, people also reacted over trying 9/11 terrorists in NYC– another overlooked, prudent reaction.
But maybe it is really Obama’s reactions that are the problem?