The Obama misstatements were at a spree level during the Obama-Romney debate last night and they dwarfed those by Joe Biden. The biggest untruth of the night was probably the one Obama told about Benghazi. President Obama claimed that he portrayed the Benghazi attack as an act of terror while speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden the day after the attack. That was right before he hopped on a plane to Vegas for a fundraiser.
What Obama first said in the Rose Garden was: Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths . . We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.
In other words, he was setting up the faux protest video story.
Then the President went on to speak about Ambassador Stevens, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan and finally said, after mentioning all of these events: No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.
In other words, he hinted that Benghazi fit in with these acts of terror without committing to the idea.
After that, President Obama spent weeks saying the attack that resulted in the murders of four Americans was the result of a protest over a video.
- The Sunday after the Tuesday attack, U.N. Ambassador Rice went on the Sunday news shows to say that the attack at Benghazi was the result of a protest over a video.
- President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton apologized for the video and then ran ads in Pakistan apologizing for the video. The apologies went on for weeks.
- President Obama apologized for the video before the U.N. six times in one speech, never once standing up for our free speech.
- Fourteen days after the attack, Obama spoke to reporters and then to the ladies on The View, repeating the same nonsense.
Jay Carney finally admitted on September 20th that it was an act of terror though the video story continued for almost a month.
At last night’s debate, a participant, Kerry Ladka, asked the following:
This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?
Mr. Ladka didn’t feel the president answered his question during the debate. He said that the president spoke with him after the debate, according to WaPo, and said:
“After the debate, the president came over to me and spent about two minutes with me privately,” says the 61-year-old Ladka, who works at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola, N.Y. According to Ladka, Obama gave him ”more information about why he delayed calling the attack a terorist attack.” For background, Obama did apparently lump Benghazi into a reference to “acts of terror” in a Sept. 12 Rose Garden address. However, he spent about two weeks holding off on using the full “terrorist” designation. The rationale for the delay, Obama explained to Ladka, was to make sure that the “intelligence he was acting on was real intelligence and not disinformation,” recalls Ladka.
As to Ladka’s question about who turned down the Benghazi security requests and why, Obama reportedly told him that “releasing the individual names of anyone in the State Department would really put them at risk,” Ladka says.
Mr. Ladka felt more satisfied with this answer. I’m not satisfied. I have problems with the president knowing that he was untruthful with Governor Romney. It is also hard to believe President Obama, who leaks information to movie directors, was really concerned about disinformation as he gave out disinformation about a video. [Benghazi timeline]
GM Deception: President Obama keeps patting himself on the back for “saving” U.S. auto companies. Ford saved itself, Chrysler is owned by Italy and Canada, and GM is barely afloat. GM had been losing a great deal of money before the bailout. They relied on overseas sales which faltered.
GM has been using our taxpayer funds to bolster foreign investments.[GM bailout has become foreign aid]
President Obama doesn’t understand his own policy concerning gas mileage. He claimed during the debate that any car you buy in the next decade will get twice as many miles to the gallon. That is for the fleet, consisting of Volts, luxury cars, Vans, and pickup trucks as examples, so the Volts will balance out the poor mileage of the others. It’s all foofoo dust because no one will buy the Volts.
The Job Creation Misconception: President Obama keeps talking about the 5 million jobs he has created but omits the fact that this has not even kept up with the rate of population growth. The job creation is actually a net loss of 125,000 jobs in four years.
Arizona law lie: President Obama claimed the Arizona law allows law enforcement to stop individuals and ask for their ID’s merely for suspecting they are illegals. In fact, the law only allows law enforcement to ask for ID’s of those who have been stopped for breaking the law or committing a traffic violation.
President Obama brags about cutting taxes for middle class families. What he is talking about is the money that is supposed to be taken out of paychecks and put into the social security fund (payroll tax). He is robbing from Peter to pay Paul. The tax cuts to businesses are in the form of tax credits like the $1000 credit for a business owner who hires someone.
President Obama claimed that he has increased production of oil, gas and clean coal. He is in reality closing down coal plants, denying leases for oil fields, and doing his best to stop fraking.
Mitt Romney said that oil leasing on public lands is down 14%, a claim which Obama denied. Pundits are saying they are down because of the Gulf Deepwater Drilling Disaster but these are land leases. The president said leases were canceled because they weren’t being used. The fact is that no one knows where oil is and it takes a long time to research and then drill. Oil leases are down 14% according to the Energy Information Service. [Forbes]
My friend from W. Virginia said that 3 coal plants and an electric plant have just been closed near her home. One lost 1200 jobs, another lost 2,000 jobs and she wasn’t sure about the others. Obama is waging war against fossil fuels and shifting funds from them to solar and wind even though they are not able to meet the needs of the American people to a great extent.
One of Obama’s solar companies, A123, went into bankruptcy the day of the debate. That company also happens to be headed up by another of Obama’s bundlers. Read more at war on coal, crony socialism and oil & gas
One of the questions approved by the Progressive-leaning debate committee concerned the Lily Ledbetter law, another “signature accomplishment” of Obama’s which he uses to show his support for women. The law extends the time limits for a woman to sue an employer she believes discriminated against her. So far only 35 people have taken advantage of the law. It’s not much to brag about.
Governor Romney brought up Fast & Furious during his response on the Second Amendment but what Mitt Romney didn’t mention is we are arming al-Qaida in Syria.
During his response on the Second Amendment, Obama said he was concerned about, not only AK-47’s, but also guns getting into the wrong hands. [For peoples' information, an AK-47 is a rifle] If the president is worried about weapons getting into the wrong hands as he said, perhaps he should concentrate on what his own government is doing to bring that about with Fast & Furious and arming Syrian Jihadists.
Right now Hillary Clinton is hiding out in Peru. Obama is flying from fundraiser to fundraiser. The next debate in Florida is Monday night. It could be crucial in selecting the next president of the United States.