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Father of Fallen SEAL: Hillary Told Me They’d Get That Filmmaker Good

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:44 pm

Hillary Clinton told the father of a Navy SEAL killed in Banghazi that the United States was going to find the person responsible and make sure he was prosecuted.

The “person responsible” in her mind, of course, was the guy who made that Mohammed YouTube video:

The Hillary quote is in the second clip. The quote where Joe Biden asks the dad if his son always had “balls the size of cue balls” is in the first.

I agree with Allahpundit:

What I found significant about this wasn’t the “movie protest” versus “preplanned attack” element, it was the fact that Hillary’s promise of vengeance to the father of a fallen SEAL wasn’t that we’d get the jihadis who killed him but that we’d punish the filmmaker. That’s perverse, but in keeping with the fact that she decided to run ads on Pakistani TV apologizing for the film while Islamist cretins menaced American diplomats across the region. Even if you give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that she had no intention of prosecuting the filmmaker but was merely telling Woods something she thought would console him, why on earth would she zero in on the filmmaker as the target of blame instead of the degenerates who actually shot his son? She and O need to answer. Let’s see how much they really value free speech. Simple question for both: Is Woods a liar or not?

Will anyone ask that question? Big Media, a ball the size of a cue ball is in your court.

I’m Pretty Lost – Understatement of the Century

Filed under: General — JD @ 11:35 am

[guest post by JD]

LENO: Here’s Samantha from Colorado: “When you help your daughters with their homework, is there a a subject you struggle with?”

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, the math stuff I was fine with up until about seventh grade.

LENO: Yeah.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But Malia is now a freshman in high school and — I’m pretty lost.

7th grade math confuzzles the smartest President EVAH.

Click the link.

The charts, graphs, and studies from the Atl and Cle Fed are pretty devastating. And by pretty devastating, I mean completely undermines the BS talking points from TOTUS, his pointing of the blame at Bush and the financial crisis, poor recovery, etc …

— JD

We Decline To Comment

Filed under: General — JD @ 11:22 am

[guest post by JD]

( – The White House is declining to say when President Barack Obama first learned of three e-mails that the State Department sent to the White House on Sept. 11, 2012, directly notifying the Executive Office of the President that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack, that U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens was at the Benghazi mission at the time of the attack, and that the group Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attack.

The White House also declined to say when the president first met with the National Security Council after the Benghazi attack.

“I have been asked by one of our spokespeople to relay ‘that we decline to comment,’” said White House National Security Staff aide Debbie Bird in a written response to

I have been asked by one of our spokespeople to relay “that we decline to comment”.

TRANSPARENCY! So, STFU you bitter clingering Big Bird haters binder carrying racists.

— JD

President Obama Gets Smaller By The Day

Filed under: General — JD @ 11:00 am

[Guest post by JD]

“If you were looking for a bunch of partisan rhetoric, I’m probably not your guy.”

“If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”

“We have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name calling, without the assumptions of the worst in other people’s motives.”

Rolling Stone cover, “Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley: “We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”

These quotes have been posted here, and many other places. The Rolling Stone one is new.

— JD

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