The Right Scoop:
Sununu came loaded for bear this morning in his interview with Soledad O’Brien. In fact as soon as it began he started hammering her for slanting the clips toward defending Obama and that continued well into the interview just on the issue of Libya.
At issue is the parsing that is going on by Soledad and others over Romney’s statement last night. In the debate Romney said it took 2 weeks for Obama to call the what happened an act of terror. Well it just so happened that Obama used those exact words in the Rose Garden speech. But what Romney meant – and it was clear from his context – was that it took 2 weeks for Obama to call it a terrorist act which is something entirely different. In fact Obama also referred to the attack on Benghazi as “senseless violence” in the Rose Garden speech. But that’s not how you describe a terrorist act.
And this parsing of Romney’s words to protect the president is what had Sununu so fired up from the get go in this interview. Even Crowley herself said after the debate that despite the parsing, Romney was correct. And Sununu wanted them to play that clip and they never did.
Don’t tell Angie, but back when I was a yellow-dog I didn’t much care for her new boyfriend. But these days I like anybody who refuses to take any shit from the media, and Sununu certainly fits that description.
The Obamafluffers in the media are trying to hang there hat on the fact that Obama mentioned “acts of terror” in his Rose Garden speech on September 12th:
“No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.”
But it is clear from the context that he was referring to violence in general, not the events that had taken place the day before. Five days later Ambassador Susan Rice went on all the Sunday talk shows and insisted that the events in Benghazi were caused by a protest over a YouTube video that had spun out of control.
But lets assume arguendo that Obama did state it was a terrorist attack. Why then did he jump on Air Force One and head for a fundraiser in Vegas? Why did he skip his daily security briefing for the nth time?
People died. Obama lied.