USA: How Candy Crowley defeated the GOP

USA: How Candy Crowley defeated the GOP

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

By Jim Fetzer When I was a young man, my father and I often discussed politics. His observations about the GOP stuck with me over time, to wit:  that the Democrats are better at governance but the Republicans are better at campaigning; and that the GOP accuses the Democrats of the very offenses of which they are themselves most guilty.

 The latest contretemps has arisen over the moderator of the second Presidential Debate answering a rhetorical question from Mitt Romney implying that the President of the United States was prevaricating–less delicately, LYING–about his response to the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, claiming that it took Barack Obama 14 days before describing it as “an act of terror”.

As the moderator, Candy Crowley, observed during the debate–gently correcting Romney–he had in fact asserted that “acts of terrorism will not stand”, which, in the context, certainly encompassed the murder, which, given its obvious political motivation, properly qualified as an assassination.  The circumstances suggest that Romney and his allies have been responsible for provoking unrest in the Middle East and for orchestrating the Benghazi attack.

The Republicans have been trying to manufacture a case against Obama by taking his remark as a generalization rather than as specifically focused on the death of the ambassador. But their outrage appears to have deeper roots in the carefully contrived crafting of a trap for Obama to justify their claims that… read more at Veterans Today.

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