Obama: Upcoming election has “nothing to do” with #Benghazi murders

Posted by: ST on October 27, 2012 at 10:48 am

That’s what you think, buddy (hat tip):

President Obama again on Friday defended his administration’s handling of the attack that killed four Americans in Libya, and said he’s not holding back information ahead of Election Day.

“The election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened,” Obama said in an interview with KUSA, the NBC affiliate in Denver.

“Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do. But we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I’ve made a commitment to the families impacted as well as the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice,” he said in one of several interviews with local TV stations in battleground states that he sat for Friday afternoon at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington.

Pressed twice during the KUSA interview, Obama wouldn’t address a Friday report suggesting that the Americans in Benghazi asked for more assistance as the Sept. 11 attack was taking place, and instead stressed that his administration is engaged in a thorough investigation.

What happened here is that President Obama thought he could avoid having to answer any questions about the Benghazi  murders by allowing local media affiliates to interview him ahead of the election rather than taking questions from the national media/WH press corps – which he has gotten very clever at avoiding. But KUSA had other plans. My hat is off to them for asking tough questions of this President.

And, yes, we know his administration is using one cheap delay tactic after another to stall on answers for Libya in advance of the election because they want the truth to remain hidden. They want so badly for this to blow over, for the American people to forget.  But they wont.   Benghazi will impact on how people vote in November. I know the military was pretty solidly in the tank for Mitt Romney to begin with, but I think his and his administration’s callousness and dodginess on this issue may persuade a not so small percentage of those in the military planning on voting for him to either not vote in the Presidential election at all – or to vote for Mitt Romney.  Not to mention how it may impact independents, who are already leading Romney in key battleground states.

William Teach at Pirate’s Cove writes in response:

Au contraire, it has everything to do with Americans left hanging out to dry, because this is all part of the the pattern of incompetence of the Obama administration, and the incompetence starts at the top. We have the worst economic recovery post-recession ever, with the US economy just malaising around since July 2009, the end of the recession. Two Americans and over 200 Mexicans killed thanks to the guns the Obama administration walked and didn’t bother tracking. Blowing off our allies around the world. Our enemies laughing at the USA. And now this fiasco in Libya.

Simply put, this man has done nothing to earn a single vote for re-election. Let’s hope the American people send that message loud and clear to him on Nov. 6th at the ballot box.

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12 Responses to “Obama: Upcoming election has “nothing to do” with #Benghazi murders”


  1. Tango says:

    I remain horrified and outraged. Cowardice is on display – by Barry, Hillary, and Panetta. Not a shred of “duty, honor, country” in any of them.

  2. PE says:

    I think Big Bird would have done a better job in Benghazi than Obama.

  3. the obama administration is going to investigate if the obama administration did something wrong. have the american people gone insane.

  4. Greg Wolkins says:

    “we’re going to bring those folks to justice” But I thought the video maker was already in jail.

  5. in_awe says:


  6. There is sad news for Obhammud. The Secretary of State for the swing state of Ohio was interviewed on Fox & Friends this morning and he said the Benghazi story was being very closely followed there. Obhammud owns Benghazi, cannot run from his shoddy record, and it matters very little what he says now since he is already being trapped by his own words uttered in the past; and they are plentiful.

  7. Brontefan says:

    If doing your job isn’t an issue…. just exactly what are the issues of this election? Big Bird, Free contraception. …and more of the same destructive regulatory government oppression?

  8. TexasMom2012 says:

    Brontefan, exactly. This is an election ont merely about who is best to help our economy, it is an election to replace our CiC. From the ROE in Afghanistan that are needlessly causing deaths of our troops, to the leaks that may have resulted in the targeting and deaths of Seal Team Six members also in Afghanistan, the disaster at Camp Bastian losing 1/7th of our Harrier aircraft and now the incompetence or negligence in Benghazi that allowed more American deaths of heroes who should have been saved and were instead left to be slaughtered… There are economic reasons to rid ourselves of Obama but equally more serious reasons to boot him from CiC. Hopefully the aware voters outnumber the brain dead Obama voters.

  9. Tex says:

    Actually Obama is right. With the help of the MSM, they will all make sure this election has nothing to do with the Benghazi murders. If this had been a Republican running for re-election and these murders happened on his watch, that would have been all the MSM would have been talking about every day the past two months.

    But then, a Republican president never would have left one of our Ambassadors unprotected and denied them help when he came under attack.

  10. Carlos says:

    The headline has it 100% correct – the election has nothing to do with Benghazi.

    Or unemployment.

    Or a Senate that won’t do a thing about the economy.

    Or a prez that lies through his teeth every chance he gets.

    Or trying to scare normally reasonable people into thinking any Republican is out to kill them.

    It all has to do with him being a SUPERSTAR! and making sure enough people are once again fooled by his rhetoric to give him four more years of wasting our dollars and mortgaging my great-grandchilden’s futures.

  11. Howell says:

    Glad to see others all over the country are not letting this issue fade away. It is time the POTUS assume responsibility for his actions. I am tired of the lies. The list grows each day. While the list of unanswered questions also grows. I look forward to the day when he wishes he took another approach.