November 16, 2012

put away the sackcloth and ashes

Well – I feel a bit like King David when he was told his son had died…remember that story?
His son was very sick and David trusted God to intervene – he put on sackcloth and ashes, refused to eat or drink and prayed fervently for his sons return to health. Of course, his son died – and everyone was afraid to tell David – afraid it would drive him insane. But David heard the whispering – asked if his son had died – and when it was confirmed, he asked for food and drink and cleaned himself up.
They were amazed at the transformation and asked him what had brought about his change of attitude – he told them that while his son still lived, there was the chance God would heal him, but when he died, it was God’s will – and there was nothing more to do but praise God for his mercy.
So, I woke up this morning to a country run by a man I have no faith in – but I live in a great country – still – and so I’ll put away the sackcloth and ashes, renew my efforts to protect the things in this life I hold dear…and work towards a 2014 reclamation of the Senate!! Then, on to 2016… all the while praising God that I was privileged enough to have been born an American.  Author Unknown
November 16, 2012


by GREG GUTFELD 13 Nov 2012 
I hate hate.

But I also love hate. You could say I have a love-hate relationship with hate. I hate that I feel that way. Which is why I wrote this book. It’s a book I love to hate, and vice versa.

My book is called the Joy of Hate for three reasons. One: the original title, “Black, Lesbian and Proud” was already taken.

Oddly, by Wink Martindale.

Two: it refers to the biochemical commotion that erupts in my brain when I feel an urge of strong distaste for something that bugs me. It’s an experience that is both exhilarating but ultimately exhausting (as fruitless as self-pleasure). When I feel that anger, I cannot do anything but scratch at it. It’s a mental mosquito bite and it feels good to keep digging at it.

Three: the title’s stronger meaning salutes the freedom one feels rejecting, hating, or mocking things you aren’t supposed to reject, hate or mock — meaning the liberal, romantic, misguided opinions operating under the guise of the greater good.

And four: it exposes people who get off pretending to hate something, or hate you, in order to score political points. These are the phony toleratic — a kook who claims to be tolerant, until he runs into someone who disagrees with him (you). The toleratic travel in packs, called the tolerati. Examples of tolerati: soros-funded bloggers, hyenas, the Manson family, Hollywood. The tolerati traffic in faux hate, as a way to elevate their profile, and lower yours. They will overlook the sleaze on their own side (coming in various forms, like Bill Maher and syphilis), while demanding you apologize for a “cruel joke” that harmed no one.

The people I describe are your laughable enemies. And mine too. I invite you to hate them with me, joyfully.

(And yes, I am aware that initially I said there were three reasons for the title, but I gave four. If you had already spotted the flub and felt compelled to deposit an angry comment below, then this book is not for you. It might be for your spouse. I will ask her when she gets out of the shower.)

The Joy of Hate focuses on the hypocrisy of modern tolerance — that it thinly disguises a growing, acceptable intolerance for the things that made America super-awesome. The origin of this phony intolerance springs from one source: the desire to be cool. Everything done in life these days springs from a fear of dorkiness. I called this “dorkophobia,” and every time you use it, I get three dollars. Despite the fact that it’s the uncool who make the trains run on time, it’s the cool to get the cred. The definition of cool: mass popularity without much achievement. It’s how Obama got elected. Ask anyone who voted for him, “Why did you do it?” and the convoluted, wide-eyed answer will ultimately be translated into: “He’s cool and that other guy wasn’t.” The media pushed this to the hilt; and much of the public bought it; giving stuff away is cool — especially when it’s others people stuff — and perceived as philanthropic.

So what is perceived as cool, when it’s really the opposite?

– Bureaucrats spawned in teacher’s lounges chiseling at your income, to the cheers of a pliant media
– Creating dependency as a romantic lifestyle, independent of achievement
– Ridiculing women, minorities, and gays who reject the culture of dependency
– Fake work that doesn’t require building, moving or doing things. In 2008, a community organizer beat a war hero who spent years in a prison camp. Apparently that’s cool.
– Movements that reject American values in favor of American guilt (Occupy)
– Anti-Americanism as a needy appeasement to our international adversaries
– Hero worship of celebrities based on artificial edginess (Johnny Depp is not really a pirate)
– Destroying things. Did Pete Townsend ever think of the maid as he trashed his 25th hotel room?
– Victimhood. The elevation of the David and Goliath myth as a universal storyboard dictating that evil can be good, as long as it’s smaller than the good. If America was a house, the left would root for the termites.
– Code words. Language that aptly describes things is uncool. However, euphemisms created to avoid hurting the feelings of our adversaries is not. Hence, Ft. Hood terror is workplace violence. Which, I guess that makes Hurricane Sandy a pool party.
– Talking about your identity. If you’re gay, bisexual, transgendered, Raelian, or Eskimo, chances are I’ll hear about it. If you are less proud of what you do than who you do then you’re considered cool. 

Where does the tyranny of the cool begin?

As soon as you realize being cool pays off. When you’re a kid. In classrooms across the country, kids are learning to gain favor from teachers and peers, and the elevation of “pretend-caring” as a function of cool gets you grades and girls. Stretch this over a decade or so into college, and it’s no wonder the streets are flooded with beta males who talk from the back of their throats as they bowl in Brooklyn — ironically.

The cool’s hold on society’s throat is seen everywhere. Remember that Jon Stewart rally a few years back; that was a celebration of the cool over the uncool (the uncool being the Glenn Beck rallies, the Tea Party, FNC watchers). The cool owns the film industry, as villains take on intriguing personalities, while anyone with a blackberry or a briefcase is considered worse than evil — uncool.

Being pro-choice is cool. Speculating too much on what abortion really means — that’s way uncool.

It reminds me of my old joke. “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “You’ll never know.”

Not cool.

Assorted slugs on death row are cool; their victims are uncool — for never really getting over it.

Sometimes coolness can be confusing. Nobody smokes in LA. But they all do in movies. Somehow smoking is cool, only if you’re already cool. When you see a truck driver or a postman smoking, the tolerant break out the phony cough. They’d never do that around Brad Pitt.

Being political is cool, as long as it’s progressive. Conservatives by nature hate politics and politicians. Liberals love it, because it makes them feel cool. Talk to any liberal friend, and they’re running for office when they’re running their mouth. “I must tell you about the bake sale we had for the Guatemalan water snake.” No you don’t, but you will. Shut up.

Immigration as an idea is cool neutral. But discussing the definition of a border? Uncool, dude. Sure, other countries have them (the ones people are fleeing from); but discussing the possibility of an American border is smeared as racist in origin — the ultimate in uncool. I’m probably racist for writing that.

Who pushes the cool? The media, of course, who seeks to portray anything traditional as silly, dorky, and outmoded. The stuff that worked, apparently, is stupid, because it worked. Witness how the media mocked a gentle mess like the Tea Party but embraced the soiled rag of Occupy Wall Street. To the network and newspaper hacks, one was simply way cooler than the other. One reminded them of their parents, the other reminded them of themselves. Without a bath.

Why is this duopoly, the cool vs. the uncool, so important? It won an election. Showbiz beat substance. Style creamed success. This happens in a culture that salivates over youth, glamour, and glibness. Fashion has no use for Mitts.

The funny thing about cool? It’s not cool. At all. In fact, what’s truly cool is the rebellion against the perceived, predictable rebellion of the cool.

Why aren’t conservatives cool? Why are they perceived as intolerant when it’s the other side who are truly the hateful ones? It’s a fair question.

We have the cool message. It’s “Step off.” Or, for you old schoolers, “don’t tread on me,” which applies domestically and internationally. It’s not cool to have a government intrude into every aspect of your life, under the guise of “help.” The new electorate must learn this, or we are doomed.

For we know there is nothing cool about dependency. And there’s nothing cool about anti-exceptionalism, increased regulation, government control in all sectors, and a fractional country based on race and gender. What’s cool is building businesses, military supremacy (which keeps us free to be cool), unity over division (once called patriotism), and competition (which is the universal engine for self-improvement). All of this may sound dorky, but it’s as cool as James Dean. We need to teach people how to love this country for the reasons that made this country what it is.

It shouldn’t be too hard to win converts, with a message like that. But we haven’t. Which is why last Tuesday was necessary.

The cool cats who claim victory last week cannot be too thrilled. For it is a wake up call for the rest of us, the uncool. It’s time for new blood. We have the message. We just need the messenger.

In the meantime, the cool kids have to try to govern. Which is kind of like James Dean trying to drive. Unfortunately, we’re all in the passenger seat. But we’ve got two years to find another driver, folks. Ladies and Gentlemen: start your engines.

November 6, 2012

Romney concedes race for the White House

By Justin Sink – 11/07/12 12:53 AM ET

BOSTON —Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election early Wednesday morning in a brief address to supporters in Boston.

Romney told a subdued crowd that he had called Obama to congratulate him on his victory, and he wished the president well.

“His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations,” Romney said. “I wish all of them well but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”

He also thanked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), his running mate, saying the choice of the Wisconsin lawmaker was the best decision he had made, aside from the one to propose to his wife, Ann.

It was of his spouse that he spoke most wistfully, telling supporters she “would have been a wonderful first lady.”

“She has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she’s touched with her compassion and her care,” Romney said.

Romney’s remarks were brief, evidence that the Republican nominee had not been posturing when telling reporters earlier in the day that he had only written an acceptance speech to deliver Wednesday night.

He told supporters that his campaign team and supporters had “made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but also for the country that we love and to you here tonight.”

The Republican candidate had exuded confidence in recent days, buoyed by strong turnout and passionate support at his rallies across the battleground states. In his final interview with reporters shortly before the polls closed, Romney said he felt “like we put it all on the field” in his final push for votes.

“We left nothing in the locker room,” Romney said. “We fought to the very end.”

Romney added that he was “very proud of the campaign that we’ve run.”

“No campaign is perfect. I’m sure like any campaign people can point to mistakes. But that’s the mark of anything that’s produced by human beings,” Romney said. “Our team has been very solid. We have not had the kind of infighting that’s reported to have occurred in other campaigns. We’ve worked well together our campaign team us. And we’ve gotten our message across. I am very pleased.”

In Boston, Romney told supporters that his campaign team and supporters had “made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but also for the country that we love and to you here tonight.”

“I don’t believe there’s been an effort in our party that can compare to what you have done over that’s past years,” Romney said. “Thank you so very much.”

And he called for the nation to come together, encouraging supporters in politics and business to rally around the president for the good of the nation.

“We’re counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. We look to Democrats and Republicans at all levels to put the people before the politics,” Romney said.

In an acceptance speech the Romney campaign opted to livestream on their website, the president  echoed Romney’s call for bipartisan outreach, and indicated that he would look to work with his opponent in the coming days.

“In the weeks ahead I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” Romney said.

President Obama also congratulated Romney on “a hard fought campaign.”

“From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to given back through public service, and that’s a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight,” Obama said.

The pain in Romney’s voice — fueled by his relentless pursuit of the presidency, and a desire to fulfill the dream of his father, himself a former governor and presidential candidate — became more obvious as he brought his remarks to a conclusion.

“I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation,” Romney said.

Romney had initially declined to concede the race as networks and major news organizations called the pivotal state of Ohio for the Democratic incumbent. Republican aides maintained that Romney retained a shot at the Buckeye State, hoping early voting totals and a groundswell of support could force networks to retract their calls.

But that case became increasingly dubious as more and more battleground states came off the board. With the president projected to win in Virginia, Nevada, Iowa, and Colorado, Romney would not have had the necessary 270 electoral votes even if he flipped Ohio and pulled out a victory in Florida, where Obama was also leading.

Supporters at Romney’s rally in Boston initially responded in shock as the election was called around 11:30 p.m., but that quickly gave way to anger as contributors on Fox News challenged the network’s decision to call Ohio.

But as the results mounted against the Republican nominee, boos faded and some of the crowd filed out of the exits. The final blow seemed to come as networks reported that the president had pulled ahead in the popular vote, with totals from California boosting the president’s nationwide lead.

November 6, 2012

VOTE! The World and our future depends on you! Dick Morris Video

November 6, 2012

Unbelievable Scenario (video)

Benghazi-Gate: Help Denied, People Died

Americans at the Benghazi consulate begged for help while being attacked by terrorists. Obama’s response? Doing what he does best: Nothing.

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November 6, 2012

Prediction: Romney 325, Obama 213

By Dick Morris – 11/05/12 07:21 PM ET

Yup. That’s right. A landslide for Romney approaching the magnitude of Obama’s against McCain. That’s my prediction.

On Sunday, we changed our clocks. On Tuesday, we’ll change our president.

Romney will win the states McCain carried in 2008, plus: Florida, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Read More . . .

November 5, 2012


November 5, 2012

Great Quotes from Great Leaders by Simple Truths (video)

November 5, 2012

Krauthammer Predicts: Romney Will Win, But It’s Going to Be ‘Very Close’ (video)

November 5, 2012

Vote to Save the Nation!

 Alan Caruba
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No previous election has ever held the fate of the nation in its hands since the reelection of Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War. If Obama is elected, he will continue his agenda to drive this nation to the point of financial collapse and leave behind millions of Americans without jobs or any hope for the future.

And that includes the liberal retards who will vote for him in an election that is, according to the pundits, too close to call. There is something terribly frightening to contemplate that half the voters will vote to continue his planned destruction and his potential for declaring himself President for Life. He is the classic tyrant.  Read More . . .

November 5, 2012

30K For Romney Rally In Ohio! For Barack Obama – Less than 3000 Show Up

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In a clear contrast of two political rallies held in the same swing state of Ohio, Mitt Romney enjoyed crowds in excess of 30,000 loud and confident supporters, while Barack Obama saw fewer than 3000 supporters show up to hear what he had to say.

(A remarkable scene at the most recent Romney/Ryan rally in Ohio today – over 30,000 supporters cheered on the men they hope will restore America.  This may be the single largest political rally in the history of GOP politics.)


(Barack Obama on the other hand, visited a campaign rally at a far smaller venue – inside a barn at the Franklin County Fairgrounds where only 2800 supporters showed up to hear him once again read from the teleprompter

Viewing these recent photos from Ohio I am reminded of that incredible story to come out of Mitt Romney’s visit to Red Rocks Colorado when, as Insider put it, Governor Romney was truly moved by both the moment, and the possible impending responsibility of being America’s next president:  Read More …

November 5, 2012

Obama Has Alienated Far too Many Voters to Win This Time

obamamath Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee and a Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races. In December I predicted — before a single GOP primary […] Continue reading →
November 5, 2012

Higher Unemployment, Hurricane Sandy, and Benghazi Reported as Good News by Liberals

When the 7.9 percent unemployment number came out, I couldn’t believe how the media were trying to spin it. When unemployment goes up, that’s usually a bad-news scenario. Instead, all I heard was news reports telling us that “the economy is headed in the right direction.” The bad news was really good news. How could this be since unemployment is higher now than when Obama took office in 2009 (7.8 percent) and higher than last month when the same “right direction” description was given when unemployment went down?  Read more:

November 5, 2012

Barone: Romney Will Win 315 Electoral Votes

Michael Barone, the seasoned precinct-by-precinct analyst who has anchored Fox News election coverage for years, has made a bold prediction: not only will Mitt Romney win the presidency on Tuesday, he will win it in a landslide. Barone says that Romney will win Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia, of course. But then he calls the following states for Romney:  Read more:

November 5, 2012

Obama’s Dismal Record: One last Look before the Election


November 5, 2012

OBAMA BLEW IT! Dick Morris Video

November 5, 2012

‘Obama gift-wrapped Libya to al-Qaida’

Group claims documents will ‘bring down’ U.S. president’s administration

Documents obtained by former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat reportedly demonstrate the Obama administration is to blame for the deaths of Americans in the Benghazi consulate attack because it effectively empowered the Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaida to take over governance of Libya.

Shoebat reports a group of anti-al-Qaida Libyans in exile have come into possession of some highly classified documents that, in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.”

“Obama gift-wrapped Libya, handed it over to al-Qaida,” the group asserts, “and we can prove it.”  More…
November 5, 2012

BREAKING! Mitt Romney Elected 45th President (video)

November 4, 2012

Senator: Obama “Has Tried To Destroy Every Institution That Makes America Great” (video)

Sen. Jim Inhofe tells Bryan Fischer that Republicans will win the White House and the Senate because voters know that President Obama “has tried to destroy every institution that makes America great.”

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November 4, 2012

Rep. Southerland On Obama’s Identity Fraud (video)

November 3, 2012

Obama State Dinners: Spend Like He Says, Not Like He Does (video)

November 2, 2012

Gallup shows big party shift! Dick Morris Video

November 2, 2012

Benghazi: What Really Matters

  • Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:06pm/Pete Scobell is a former Navy SEAL Officer.
When the initial reports of the Benghazi attacks began to surface along with reports detailing attacks on the Embassies in Cairo and Sanaa on September 11th, I wasn’t surprised. Like many other Americans, I assumed that those in the Embassies were prepared for this contingency given their locations and the symbolic date. I was saddened to hear of Ambassador Chris Stevens’s death as well as the “other Americans,” and my sadness was deepened when I learned that two of the Americans killed in the attack along with the Ambassador were former Navy SEALs, one of whom was a friend and former teammate. Little did I know that this would develop into the debacle it has since become.  More…
November 2, 2012

Issa accuses the Obama administration of hiding information on Benghazi

By Julian Pecquet – 11/01/12 07:21 PM ET 

The chairman of the House oversight panel sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a scathing letter on Thursday accusing the administration of hiding information pointing to Libyan authorities’ possible involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The letter comes after Foreign Policy reported earlier in the day that reporters in Benghazi had found evidence that a Benghazi police officer appeared to have photographed the inside of the mission on the morning of the attack. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died when Islamist militants attacked the mission that night.  More…

November 1, 2012

Glenn Beck to Media Outlets Sitting on Damning Benghazi Emails: Release Them or Be Exposed

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm by Tiffany Gabbay

During his Wednesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck revealed that he and his network, TheBlaze, are absolutely certain based on “very well-sourced information” that two media outlets — one a network — do indeed have emails proving the Obama White House gave orders to “stand down” during the terror attack in Benghazi.

Beck said it is incumbent upon those media outlets to release the information and provide Americans with the truth, rather than shield the president. If they refrain from doing so, Beck said he will “expose them.”

Later on in the segment, Beck also broached Facebook’s censoring of the Special Operations Speaks (SOS) PAC. Facebook ordered the group to take down an anti-Obama meme about Benghazi and when they didn’t comply, the account was suspended for 24 hours.

Watch the powerful segment below: 

November 1, 2012

CIA: “Obama Stopped Ambassador’s Rescue!”

November 1, 2012 By
CIA operatives have now confirmed that they were told by the Obama Administration to hold back and not come to the rescue of Ambassador Chris Stevens or the other 3 USA officials butchered in Benghazi.


November 1, 2012

Joe The Plumber Dead 2012 (video)

October 31, 2012

Romney proves his mettle as a candidate

By Christian Heinze – 10/30/12 07:35 PM ET


There’s very little that conservatives and the mainstream media can agree on, but in April of this year, they were united on one front — that Mitt Romney was a weak nominee whose political flaws were so numerous that it was only a question of how President Obama would destroy him.

But with less than a week until the election, Romney has again united conservatives and the mainstream media — this time, out of mutual surprise over just how good a candidate he’s proven to be.  More… 

October 30, 2012

BREAKING NEWS!!! Obama a Hitman or Terrorist Arms Dealer??? (Glenn Beck Video)

October 28, 2012

“Mr. President – THEY KNOW ” (video)

by on October 28, 2012 with 7 Comments in News

Nothing more need be said.  Simply watch this video of Judge Jeanine Pirro laying out a very clear case for the guilt of Barack Obama and his administration regarding the Benghazi Massacre and cover-up…
October 28, 2012

Widespread Reports of Voter Fraud from Las Vegas


Published 24-Oct-2012 by Rusty Team in Latest News

Widespread Reports of Voter Fraud from Las Vegas

October 23rd, 2012 – Widespread reports of Voter Fraud in Las Vegas on the Nationally Syndicated Rusty Humphries Show

Callers from Nevada dialed in droves to tell the Rusty Humphries show about efforts underway in Las Vegas to sway the vote. One caller, identifed as a table games dealer named Louie, told Rusty about the SEIU providing union workers with two hour paid lunch breaks, and bus transportation to and from the voting booth. Louie suggests “I don’t think they would have ever showed up had the union not pulled them out of the Casinos…”

Rusty was then joined by Tea Party Talk Radio host Tina Trenner from KDWN-AM, who explains how the SEIU has been put in charge of the voting machines in Las Vegas. According to Trenner, Obama supporters are attempting to intimidate early voters by surrounding polling places with cars and people waving Obama signs. 

Trenner also says there have been reports that “Moving America Forward” (formerly known as ACORN), is stealing votes by going into assisted living homes, signing up the elderly and infirm to vote, and casting ballots for them. 

Then Greg Hughes who is running for State Senate in District 1, called to tell Rusty about another candidate, Stan Vaughn, who tried to cast his ballot in early voting, and was told he couldn’t vote… because he had already voted that day.

The Rusty Humphries show is heard locally in Las Vegas on AM 720, KDWN.   Rusty Humphries Show

October 28, 2012

WFP Interviews Curtis Bowers, Creator of “Agenda: Grinding America Down” (video)

AGENDA: Grinding America Down (Full Movie)

October 28, 2012


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October 28, 2012

October 27, 2012 Michael Savage on New Benghazi Information Uncovered – 10/26/12

October 28, 2012

President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied Requests for Help

In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.  More…
October 27, 2012


October 27, 2012

Bombshell: Clinton Ordered More Security In Benghazi, Obama Denied Request (video)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered additional security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi ahead of the terrorist attack, but the orders were never carried out, according to “legal counsel” to Clinton who spoke to best-selling author Ed Klein.
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October 27, 2012

Fallen Seal’s Father Comes Forward With Startling Admission From Hillary (video)

Speaking to the “Lars Larson Show,” father of Seal Tyrone Woods — who died defending the consulate and Benghazi — told about his experience of meeting the President and Secretary Clinton at the memorial service for the fallen a few days after the attack.
October 27, 2012

Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus

6:05 PM, Oct 26, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL 
 Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ” ” 

Barack Obama

So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?   End of article from

October 26, 2012

Did Obama Watch While They Fought for their Lives?

Our President chose to let these four men fight for seven hours and die alone in that Benghazi compound. How and why did Obama decide not to help them? More