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  • veterans4romney veterans4romney Nov 4, 2012 4:16 PM Flag

    Veteran Votes: Obama's September 911 Libya Benghazi Gate Cover-Up, One Central Theme At Romney Rally.

    Millions of Service Veterans Supporting Governor Mitt Romney for president because of Obama's trust issues in the 911 Libya attack. American Veterans Standing Up and Voting for Romney!

    A huge number of service veteran expected to support Mitt Romney for the next president of the United States of America on November 6, presidential election day. Millions of veterans are troubled and concerned about our current Commander in Chief Barack Obama.

    Ever since terrorists stormed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in September — killing four Americans, including the ambassador — most veterans and conservatives have demanded the Obama administration be held accountable for what they consider a massive failure of national security, and what they allege was a politically-motivated coverup after the fact.

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came out with the hardest line, that if Romney was president on September 11, 2012, "maybe something like what happened in Libya could have been avoided."

    "Maybe if we had a president who was paying attention, we wouldn't be going through all of this investigation of what's being covered up about Libya," he added.

    But he wasn't alone. From John McCain, to Kelly Ayotte, one prominent Republican after another blasted the president's handling of the crisis.

    "I'm hearing from veterans all over this country because they are disgusted and they are angered and they are sick and tired of a commander in chief who doesn't lead," McCain said. "And has allowed a debacle such as happened in Benghazi to happen where four brave Americans lost their lives and they didn't have to."

    "When I think about these last few days, I think about two words: Budget and Benghazi," Ayotte said.

    The attacks evoked, at times, loud applause from the partisan crowd, who, like much of the conservative movement across the country, has become consumed by an intense desire to prosecute the White House for its role in the deaths.

    It has taken the place of "Fast and Furious" gunrunning debacle as the scandal Republicans believe could sink the president — if only the mainstream media would adequately cover it. "Why aren't you covering Libya?" has become a common complaint flung at reporters on Twitter and in comment sections.

    Earlier on Friday November 2, at a factory rally in Etna, Ohio, Romney's traveling press corps was heckled by supporters as they filed out of the room, with shouts of "Tell the truth!" and "Cover Benghazi!"

    The steady drip-drip of new details surrounding the attacks have raised plenty of legitimate questions about what the White House knew in the aftermath of the attacks, and how it fit with the talking points they were dispensing at the time.

    But while the Republican rank-and-file — and more than a few of their leaders — demand a prosecution in the court of public opinion, the irony is that their standard-bearer, Romney, has been largely ineffective in making that case, when he's even tried to.

    His first response to the attacks — a harshly-worded midnight statement that accused the administration of "sympathizing" with the terrorists — was panned by pundits and foreign policy experts across the ideological spectrum. The next morning, at a makeshift press conference while the situation was still simmering overseas, Romney doubled down on his attacks, and drew further criticism for attempting to politicize an international crisis.

    And his last attempt at taking the fight to Obama on the Libya fallout — an aggressive line of attack during the second presidential debate — resulted in a devastating real-time fact-check from moderator Candy Crowley, who confirmed that the president had, in fact, called the attacks an "act of terror," contrary to Romney's assertion.

    That was the last straw for the Romney campaign. Advisers told BuzzFeed at the time that a decision was made in the hours after that debate to leave the Libya issue alone, and return their focus to jobs and the economy — issues where polls showed they had a distinct advantage.

    But even as Romney has kept the issue at arm's length, Fox News and conservative talk radio has continued to dig, and the story — which supports two popular conservative caricatures of Obama; that he is ineffectual, and corrupt — has captured the imaginations of the Republican base.

    One senior campaign official said they had not directed their surrogates to bring up Libya, and attributed its focus at the rally to Republicans who have already become leading voices on the issue.
    But under the bright lights here Friday night, there was no question that the Libya talk could motivate the Republican faithful in the crucial final days of the presidential race.

    "You think if we had elected John McCain president of the United States, those people wouldn't have the full resources of the United States of America there in Benghazi trying to save them," an indignant
    Giuliani shouted.

    As soon as the line escaped his lips, the audience roared with approval.

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    • Great post, thank you very much for your service. To American voters, please vote for Governor Romney. We can not trust president Obama any longer. Vote on November 6.

    • Thank you for your service and for your comments. Romeny/Ryan!! Two more days. Pray for Ohio!

    • Most all my African American brothers and sisters are voting for Barack Obama.
      ha ha ha white man! Look white men, we shall overcome Mitt Romney the jerk offer and win.

    • Fox News hosts accused President Obama and his administration of perpetuating a "cover-up" of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. But the Obama administration is conducting an investigation into the attack, the State Department is setting up an independent panel to investigate it, and the director of the National Counterterrorism Center has testified about the attacks to a congressional committee.

      Hannity: "We Are Witnessing A Widespread Cover-Up Based On Flat-Out Lies." Hannity began his September 20 Fox News show by airing a montage of White House officials speaking about the attacks on the U.S. embassy and consulate. He then said:

      Hannity Accuses Obama Admin. Of Lying To Protect "The Perpetrators Of Terror, The Murderers Of Americans," And Possibly Al Qaeda. Later during his show, while discussing the attacks with Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, Hannity said: "This lie that they told, they're protecting the perpetrators of terror, the murderers of Americans. I -- help me out. Is it Al Qaeda they're protecting, too, in the process? Because why? They don't want to admit that, you know, saying they stopped torture worked, and the apology tour didn't work? What is the thinking behind this?" [Fox News, Hannity, 9/20/12]

      Van Susteren: "Incompetence, Or Cover-Up, Or Something Else?" During Fox News' On the Record, host Greta van Susteren said, after showing a montage of clips related to the attacks, "Why does the Obama administration keep changing its tune? Incompetence, or cover-up, or something else?" [Fox News, On the Record with Greta van Susteren, 9/20/12]

    • USA America Veterans, President Barack Obama is a liar, coward and unfit to lead.

      Vote this poor excuse of a president of USA out of office.

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