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Obama is no longer the outsider that college students can identify with. He is "the man."
It really is too bad that the mainstream media are so partisan. Obama said that the most important lesson he has learned in his first term is "you can't change Washington from the inside." Obama is the president of the United States. He lives in the White House. He not only gets to hang out in the Oval Office but gets to bring his dog, Bo.
Obama is the ultimate insider. You can't get any more inside than the president. If what he has found is he can't fix Washington while being president, like he said, he shouldn't even vote for himself. So if you think that Washington needs to be fixed then you certainly should not vote for Obama because he knows he can't do it.
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The mainstream media got so hyped up because Romney made a statement about the apologetic statement the embassy in Cairo released both before and after the mob overran the embassy, that it ignored the statements that Obama made about the attack on the Benghazi compound which are less than true. Obama used the term "mob" when referring to the attackers and, as he knew and we now know, it was not a mob but an organized terrorist attack.
Obama also said that he found out about the attack on Tuesday "night." The attack began at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Washington time. If Obama didn't find out that a US State Department compound had been attacked and an ambassador was killed or missing for four or five hours he should fire the upper echelon of the State Department, starting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. However, it is highly improbable that in this world of instant communication the first president to have his own BlackBerry would not know about an attack on the US within minutes.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a different era didn't have to wait four hours to be told about Pearl Harbor being attacked. President George Walker Bush was interrupted reading to students when the US was attacked on Sept. 11, 2011.
If the White House and the State Department were not expecting some attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 then they are not doing their jobs. But then Obama's chief advisor is Valerie Jarrett, who really doesn't have any experience with the State Department, foreign affairs or the federal government. She does, however, have a lot of experience with government corruption and shady real estate deals.
Romney was correct in his statement and Obama incorrect in his, but all the media can talk about is Romney's statement.
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One more question about the attacks.
A reporter for CNN was asking a top aide to Secretary of State Clinton – Philippe Reines – by email why random Libyans were wandering around the US consulate in Benghazi and why the State Department had not secured US property. And the response he got was to "F--- off."
What is incredible is The Washington Post defended Reines for being loyal to Clinton. Imagine if an aide to Rep. Paul Ryan responded to a reporter with an email like that. It would be the top story, and no one would be defending the aide.
The CNN reporter also used some foul language but nothing to that degree, and his questions were legitimate. He kept asking a very good question, one that has not been answered. Why was the site of the American compound in Benghazi not secured after the attack? Why was a CNN reporter allowed to wander around the site and find the diary of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens?
But for a highly placed official in the secretary of state's office to reply to a reporter with an answer like that should be news, and he should be fired because clearly he can't handle the pressure of dealing with the press. Reines is reportedly a Clinton groupie, so maybe she could hire him to work at her house, clean her windows and make her bed because it doesn't appear he is cut out for dealing with the press.