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Steve Kelley

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  1. Doug Thomas

    Doug Thomas GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Cynical. It WAS offensive to any decent person to see a presidential candidate and his party use the deaths of four people for political gotcha point, especially after some of the families indicated they didn’t want this to happen.

    Mrs. Smith, mother of one of the men killed, I know, wants a full accounting- NOW! – but she is the exception in the families. I hope her response has more to do with a mother’s sorrow than her desire to play the same political gotcha game as the candidate.

    Ima, on 9-11-2001, “libs” (i,e. fellow American citizens who don’t happen to see the world through your point of view as a CON) were among those standing behind their (ours, too) president.

    Too often, the faults we find in others are faults we have ourselves. I suggest you take a look at yourself and your candidate.

    Who put out the statement before anyone even knew there’d been deaths, including the ambassador: Mitt Romney.

    A purely cynical and self-serving political move on Romney’s part that made him look a bit unpresidential in m any eyes, perhaps some who’d pl;anned to vote for him.

  2. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 1 year ago

    Consulates and Embassies have always been soft targets. We have lost them before, and we will lose them again. If we want them to be open and approachable, it is hard to make them hard targets. It’s never been about the president.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Naaah, the best bit – according to Jon Stewart, and I’m with him – was when he said “Please proceed, Governor…”. Rake, grass, step, BOI-OI-OING!!! Here’s the segment:

    Jon’s next Emmy

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    BTW: The President will be on The Daily Show on Thursday. THEN you will see a real debate – and that Jon is an equal opportunity knockout fighter :-)

  4. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    The best part, the funniest part, was when Mitt demanded to know about Barack’s retirement fund and the president said he hadn’t checked it lately.

  5. faramir 214

    faramir 214 said, over 1 year ago

    @Doug Thomas

    “Too often, the faults we find in others are faults we have ourselves. " Very true. Obama called out Romney on using Lybia for political gain and just a few minutes later used the tragedy in Aurora for his own political gain. He complains about Romney’s investment account investing in China when Obama also invests in China. I could go on and on because this administration has taken "Too often, the faults we find in others are faults we have ourselves. " to a whole new level.

  6. thedeathofnewwave

    thedeathofnewwave said, over 1 year ago

    Our Corporate Insect Masters will repay you for your support.They are like the Apostles ,Romney like The Savior, and The Corporation,the very hand of God.

  7. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    As a serious candidate for Commander-in-Chief, it would have been held against Romney if he had not made a statement about the tragic news that 4 Americans were murdered by terrorists in Libya.
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    It is Obama and his administration that politicalized Benghazi.
    It is the top Obama leaders that did a 14-Day campaign spreading lies about the terrorist attack. That is the #1 reason to vote against Obama, IMO.
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    the GOP in Congress are doing their constitutional duty to investigate every detail and to find out why the White House and State Department failed to provide needed security….they had since Jan. 2009 to make sure Americans serving overseas in places made perilous by recent government overthrows. The Buck Stops at the Oval Office.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    A journalist this morning said speaking the truth before an election is political suicide. Our system for filling elective offices has become so messed up. This cartoon is probably correct. I’m certain Romney asked his people the same thing about his comments. We deserve better politicians in the Executive, the Legislature, in states, cities and where judges are elected, on the bench.
    Respectfively,
    C.

  9. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    The cynical part was Obama not coming clean that this was a terrorist attack for weeks.
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    Smiley Faces
    The moderator called Romney on this lie on-the-spot, correcting him by saying that the very next day in the Rose Garden Obama referred to it as a terrorist action. That has been verified.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Having had friends and family in the situations like our embassies, in hostile places, and in even more hostile environments, and put at risk by cheap shots like Romney’s the night of the attack, and after, our “moderator” would cringe at the only language I would “rightfully” use to describe my views on Romney.


    The ABSOLUTE ignorance of the American people regarding these incidents, or what President Obama was doing RIGHT in the circumstances, is disheartening, but the media, and right-wing politicos now demanding we endanger our people abroad, so they can score “points”, is even more disgusting.


    Our local trolls here deserve a response, but they don’t respond well to either facts, or “suggestions” those responses based on facts, might entail.


    Candy did the right thing, and Kelly’s ’toon is despicable.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    Odd, criticism for doing the same thing others do. Debriefing is normal. I don’t think I could be convinced that mittens wasn’t doing something like this also.

  12. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    the actual speech by Obama in the Rose Garden on 9/12/12 has been printed widely and shown on TV many times and quoted in articles…..Obama said that the Video was to blame for the violence in Benghazi in the 1st 4 paragraphs, then he talked about 9/11/01 and the deaths of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan and then in paragraph 10 he said “no actS (plural) of terror will ever shake the resolve of this nation”….he did not even say the word “terrorism”…..and then Obama went out and did a 14-day campaign even unto the UN where he repeated the “video was responsible for outraged Muslims rioting and violence”….Ambass.Rice went on 5 TV news programs 9/16 and repeated the same LIE.
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    No, it was Romney 100% correct and both Obama and moderator Candy Crowley who lied. Obama to cover-up active al Qaeda terrorism in Libya and Crowley to protect Obama from having to answer Romney’s question.
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    IMO you posters upholding Obama are not interested in TRUTH. You are interested in defeating a Republican challenger to the WORST PRESIDENT EVER and you are doing your best/worst to demonize Romney/Ryan with lie after lie after lie.

  13. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Actually, the moderator apologized afterwards she said that Romney was mostly right.
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    I must ask you to substantiate that statement. From what I’ve read, Crowley said in a subsequent interview that she was correct on both counts. Obama was in the Rose Garden the day afterward and referred to the “terrorist attack.” She did not apologize and she stuck to her guns.
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    I’ll reconsider my judgment if you have a reliable source.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 1 year ago

    @Donald Williams

    Smiley
    Imagine my disappointment: No response to my previous post.
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    In anticipation, I did some more research and compiled a list of sources to refute what has been proclaimed by Romney’s supporters:
    Number 1 (Regarding the exact words of Obama’s speech):
    YouTube video with transcript:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzdWnigWY0o
    Obama plainly said: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation…. during his Rose Garden speech on the following day. That cannot be denied.
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    What did Romney say to challenge Obama? He said the following: “I think it’s interesting the president just said something, which is that on the day after the attack he went into the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror…. You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack, it was an act of terror…. It was not a spontaneous demonstration, is that what you’re saying?”
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    Now, it appears, Romney’s supporters want to distinguish between “act of terror” and “terrorist attacks”? It’s a game of semantics. Please note that Romney used the phrase: “act of terror” and claimed that Obama had NOT used that phrase, when in fact he DID. He cannot now (nor can his supporters) claim that Obama didn’t say what he did say in fact.
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    Number 2 (Regarding Candy Crowley’s “apology”):
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/17/candy-crowley-i-didnt-backtrack-on-libya-in-debate/
    *But on the same network Wednesday morning, she said she was in no way taking back her original interjection.

    “Listen, what I said on that stage is the same thing I said to you actually last night,” she told Soledad O’Brian. “[W]e got hung up on this ‘yes he said,’ ‘no I didn’t,’ ‘I said terror,’ ‘you didn’t say terror.’ … So I said, [President Obama] did say ‘acts of terror, call it an act of terror, but Governor Romney, you are perfectly right that it took weeks for them to get past the tape.’”

    Asked if that was a backtrack, Crowley said, “No. The question was — we got so stuck on that ‘act of terror.’ Now, did the President say this was an act of terror? The president did not say — he said ‘these acts of terror,’ but he was in the Rose Garden to talk about Benghazi, so I don’t think that’s a leap.” (The exact phrase Obama used: “no acts of terror.”)*
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    Number 3 (Regarding the accusation that Obama referred to “the video” in his Rose Garden speech of 09/12/12):
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/10/16/replay-obamas-rose-garden-remarks-on-libya/
    Nowhere in the “1st 4 paragraphs” is there any mention of such. Why is there a need to invent one’s on “facts” when there are verifiable sources?
    Smiley

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 1 year ago

    ^ Candy Crowley transcript:

    “Well, you know, I heard the president speak at the time. I, sort of, reread a lot of stuff about Libya because I knew we’d probably get a Libya question so I kind of wanted to be up on it. So I knew that the president had, had, said, you know, these acts of terror won’t stand or, whatever the whole quote was.

    And I think actually, you know because, right after that I did turn around and say, but you’re [Romney} totally correct that they spent two weeks telling us this was about a tape and that that there was a, you know, this riot outside the Benghazi consulate which there wasn’t.

    So he [Romney} was right in the main, I just think he picked the wrong word.”


    Bottom Line: Crowley had no business interjecting herself as a “fact-checker”, and when she did her facts were wrong. Fail One. She is supposed to pick non-partisan questions (she picked one comparing Romney to Bush, but there’s certainly a lot of comparison of Obama to Carter. Where was that question?) Fail Two. She is supposed to be a time-keeper, but she allowed Obama to speak nearly 4 minutes, or 9%, longer than Romney. Fail Three. She let Obama have the last word on a question 3/4 of the time. Fail Four. And she interrupted Romney 28 times, Obama just 9 times. Fail Five.

    Of course these are only failures if you’re judging a non-partisan moderator. If you’re judging an Obama-supporting, Liberal journalist, these are successes.

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