Here is a Fox News “Special Report” segment from last night that goes into detail on the Obama Administration’s evolving story on what happened in Benghazi, Libya with the attack on the U.S. Consulate there that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
This is an outstanding report, that gives you the timeline of events, from before the events of September 11, 2012, up to the present. We now know that President Obama knew within 24 hours of the attack it was a terrorist attack, but flew off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser anyway the day it was known that Chris Stevens had been killed. The timeline shows that for days after they knew it was a terrorist attack, Barack Obama and his administration officials kept pushing the idea it was a “spontaneous riot” caused by an anti-Islamic video. Barack Obama himself was still pushing that idea on September 18 on the David Letterman Show. He even insinuated that this week in his United Nations speech, not even using the word “terrorist” or “terrorism” during his address.
This is a mess, and it appears Barack Obama is hiding something. He and his administration is desperately trying to muddy the waters as much as possible, with some officials saying one thing and others something else. Obama is avoiding talking about it directly, and the liberal media is letting him get away with it — so far. They clearly want to push dealing with all this past the election, and if the media does not ask Obama about it in the upcoming Presidential Debates, Mitt Romney has to find a way to bring it up.
We are talking about a terrorist attack on the United States on September 11 that killed four Americans – the first U.S. Ambassador killed since 1979. Barack Obama has a responsibility to come clean about what happened and why his administration pushed a false narrative about the attack for so long. Let’s hope he is pushed to give those answers before November 6.
Here is a video report from Fox News’ Ed Henry saying the Obama White House is now in “full damage-control mode” after President Obama said in a recent interview he does not consider Egypt to be an “ally” of the United States.
Here is a video report by Fox News’ Ed Henry on Barack Obama’s criticism of GOP SuperPAC Ads, but his refusal to denounce the blatantly false Pro-Obama SuperPAC ad that blames Mitt Romney for the death of a steelworker’s wife. The report reviews the many ways the ad fails to tell the truth.
I thought the Obama White House did not believe in the use of “torture?”
You’d never know that when you listen to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney’s “tortured” defense of Barack Obama’s indefensible intimidation remarks about the U.S. Supreme Court. Even some in the media are calling Obama and Carney out on it, as you will see in this confrontation between CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell and Jay Carney. Fox News’ Ed Henry gets in on the act as well. O’Donnell eventually kicks the supports out from under Carney’s teetering argument that everyone knows Obama meant it would be “unprecedented” for the High Court to overturn legislation pertaining to the “Commerce Clause”, ignoring precedent since the New Deal era of Franklin Roosevelt! After listening to Carney for a time, O’Donnell bluntly told him that Obama never said any of that in his original remarks – which is absolutely true. Obama is now trying to qualify, and back-peddle, but Carney’s tortured explanation simply makes no sense. But, then, what’s new about that where this President is concerned?
Here is audio of Rick Santorum telling Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on his radio show that Fox News is “shilling him (Mitt Romney) every day.” Kilmeade clearly did not agree – and told Santorum so. But Santorum said he and his people watch the coverage and they can see what Fox News is doing. Despite that advantage, Sortum made the point that Romney can’t “seal the deal.” Santorum seemed to be reacting to Dick Morris on “Hannity” last night who said it’s time to rally around Romney, because the GOP needs a nominee soon – not at the end of August, just 60 days away from the Election.
I’ve seen Rick Santorum on Fox News repeatedly, as well as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Fox News has aired plenty of negative attacks on Mitt Romney. I’d say the Romney people, and the Gingrich people probably feel the same way. I don’t see how statements like that help Rick Santorum’s Campaign. Now, some of the pundits clearly favor Romney – Krauthammer and others from National Review – but the news coverage I just don’t see as “shilling” for Mitt Romney.
Charles Krauthammer says Mitt Romney must win in his “home court” of Michigan or else he “could easily have a really bad Super Tuesday” and the whole race would be “reset.”
Fox News has already called the South Carolina Primary for Newt Gingrich! It looks like a huge night for Newt. Polls just closed, but Exit Polls show that he will win the Primary. . . .
UPDATE 7:03 PM ET: MSNBC has now projected Gingrich as the winner.
Here is video of Newt Gingrich on Fox & Friends this morning where he took the Weekend team to task for parroting the Mitt Romney line of questioning whether Gingrich will release all records related ethics investigations of his time in Congress. Gingrich pointed out the report on him has been available to the public for years, and asked why Fox & Friends was focusing on that instead of Romney refusing to release his tax returns. At one point, Gingrich zinged them by asking, “Isn’t ‘Fair & Balanced’ part of Fox News?”
In case you missed it, here is complete video of last night’s Fox News GOP Presidential Debate in South Carolina.
Video via the Wall Street Journal
The stakes will be high tonight as the five remaining GOP Presidential Candidates face-off in a Presidential Debate on the Fox News Channel at 9:00 PM ET. Mitt Romney has a clear lead in the polls with just five days to before the South Carolina GOP Primary on January 21.
His rivals must find a way to create doubts about Romney if they are to defeat him. But, they have an even more fundamental problem. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are fighting it out to become the “anti-Romney” choice in the race, with Rick Perry way behind them. Neither can really hope to defeat Romney as long as the other remains in the race. So, each needs to find a way to win in South Carolina, and hope the other will drop out for the good of the party. However, there’s no indication either will be willing to do so regardless of the outcome in South Carolina The task for Rick Santorum tonight is huge:
FOX NEWS: . . . So Santorum has to make a triple play in the debate if he hopes to be the top Not Romney in South Carolina, a task on which his hopes depend. He bested both Gingrich and Perry in Iowa and New Hampshire, and must defeat them both again here if he wants to endure to be the surviving Romney alternative. But beating the other two Not Romneys isn’t enough. Santorum needs a clear second-place finish to Romney, and so must derail Paul.
Here’s the Santorum triple play for tonight: disqualify Paul as a protest vote, explain why he would be a better Not Romney than Gingrich and then explain why a Not Romney candidate is really necessary.
Santorum must, as he did in Iowa, convince voters here that Paul is an unacceptable protest vote. Santorum hit hard at Paul for undercutting the federal role on social issues, calling himself the “Jesus candidate” on Sunday as compared to others who “don’t understand” Washington’s role in keeping moral order. Santorum can also be expected to hit Paul hard on foreign policy in tonight’s debate and throughout the week.
Santorum can’t hit so hard with Gingrich. Santorum seemed to be hoping that Gingrich’s attacks on Romney’s record at Bain Capital would damage the frontrunner but also blow up the former speaker in the process, living Santorum set for a South Carolina upset. Instead, Romney got a sympathy boost and Gingrich firmed up his support. Remember that Gingrich’s appeal is more attitudinal than ideological. A lot of Republicans want an attack dog, and the Bain stuff has let Gingrich show off his bark.
Gingrich and Santorum have mostly abided by a non-aggression pact, but since Santorum’s Iowa surprise, that has been bound to eventually expire. Tonight, Santorum must start to draw contrasts with Gingrich or South Carolinians may go with the better-known candidate from the neighboring state. . . . Read More
NOTE: This live event has ended. Go HERE to see complete video of the debate.
Here is a live video feed for tonight’s Fox News GOP Presidential Debate from Sioux City, Iowa. This will be the final debate ahead of the January 3, 2012 Iowa Caucuses. The debate will begin at 9:00 PM ET.