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(Salon)   The new GOP super-secret "October Surprise" plan to defeat Obama is out and online. In true GOP fashion they fail at the whole "super-secret" part as well as the "surprise" part. Hey, at least it IS October   (salon.com) divider line 110
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2012-10-01 06:19:20 PM  
14 votes:
You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.
2012-10-01 07:52:42 PM  
11 votes:
Even if Obama was weak on foreign policy, who can take this guy seriously:

imageshack.us
2012-10-01 04:22:16 PM  
11 votes:
CRY HAVOC! AND LET SLIP THE DERPS OF WAR!
2012-10-01 03:15:18 PM  
10 votes:
As we all know, there's nothing the GOP hates more than a president who fails to act on actionable intelligence regarding terrorist attacks on US soil.
2012-10-01 06:34:58 PM  
9 votes:

Frau Schadenfreude: They vastly overestimate their chances.


i45.tinypic.com

"Wait'll they get a load of our fully functional Zinger Star."
2012-10-01 05:42:21 PM  
8 votes:

manwithplanx: "So what do we usually run on?"
"We're better at foreign policy and growing the economy."
"How's that going this time?
"Nobody believes us."
"So what should we do now?"
"We should paint the administration that killed OBL, didn't start new wars, pulled us out of unpopular ones on schedule and generally restored America's positive image as being bad at foreign policy."
"Hm, I think it could work, but we'll need zingers."

Who the fark is in charge at Rmoney HQ?


i39.tinypic.com
2012-10-01 04:32:13 PM  
8 votes:

ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.


Sir, I did not. I was the one driving

/the limo to the hookers, yo
2012-10-01 07:16:27 PM  
7 votes:
i159.photobucket.com
2012-10-01 02:46:11 PM  
7 votes:
i50.tinypic.com

yes, republicans, keep focused on foreign policy. it can only help you win in november.
2012-10-01 05:06:08 PM  
6 votes:

Diogenes: DammitIForgotMyLogin: "My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?

They hate us for our intelligence? That sentence sounds like it was constructed by Ralph Wiggum or Sarah Palin.


If there's one group responsible for launching multiple attacks on American intelligence, it's the GOP
2012-10-01 07:23:03 PM  
5 votes:

Personally, I think Romney needs to step up his game, or we're all going to be staring down the Reaper. Man has, through countless ages, fought back against the monstrous regiment of evil that is socialism. By jingo, if we don't take back this country now, the results could be catastrophic, even if they are yet unseen. Academicals of all sorts are trying to run the country with their lefty liberalism under the guise of equal rites. It's just a ruse, a maskerade, as they *truly* simply desire to rule us like lords and ladies, to simply treat us as something to be slaughtered for their goals, some sort of hog.

Father, who art in heaven, deliver us from the mortifying future that I see spread before us. Do not let us go quietly into this dark night. Watch over us, protect us from their evil, and let each of us act as though we are the last hero. When the time comes for them to strike against us, give them feet of clay and make them stick in their place. Let them not be men at arms, but people willing to finally see the truth, who will choose the peaceful, true capitalistic path of making money, as opposed to going postal.

Amen.

I admit I used this theme before, but I feel I did it better this time...

2012-10-01 06:21:40 PM  
5 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


i.imgur.com

Agrees.
2012-10-01 02:28:55 PM  
5 votes:
Yes. Let us discuss previous Presidents.
2012-10-01 02:18:37 PM  
5 votes:
1. Smirk at dead Americans
2. Smirk harder
3. ?????????????
4. Inauguration
2012-10-01 08:56:48 PM  
4 votes:

gameshowhost: ... and Romney still polls at over 45%.

/seriously. wtf
//who the fark would vote for him?


i.imgur.com

They have to make the choice of their own free will. Otherwise, system doesn't work.
2012-10-01 08:13:07 PM  
4 votes:
imageshack.us
2012-10-01 07:20:56 PM  
4 votes:
i234.photobucket.com
2012-10-01 07:16:38 PM  
4 votes:
This is turning into one of those dumb-criminal stories that ends with the suspect pantsless, drunk and wondering why the gas he's siphoning tastes like urine.
2012-10-01 03:17:42 PM  
4 votes:
www.wnd.com

Look at him. This is probably the same face he had when he ordered the weapons distributed outside the consulate.
2012-10-01 02:50:20 PM  
4 votes:

Frau Schadenfreude: They vastly overestimate their chances.


Perhaps it is you that are misunderestimating them.
2012-10-01 02:38:46 PM  
4 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


Seal Team 6, acting on retroactive orders from George W Bush, based on the policies of George W Bush, in whose name I swear.
2012-10-01 07:46:52 PM  
3 votes:
If that's their October Surprise... a failed theory that colonpow's been selling for over a week now... I've got an October surprise for the Romney campaign...

Surprise!!!! You're down 8% in the popular vote leading into November!!!
2012-10-01 07:13:24 PM  
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


"well don't you know it was you and me?"
2012-10-01 07:09:39 PM  
3 votes:
Really.

Your angle with Barack "I helped pass and author 'the surge' bill" "Osama bin Laden is dead" "I don't need international permission to support rebels in Lybia" "There's a US crewman on that ship? Hey, what are the marine snipers doing at the moment?" "drone strikes for the win" "targets terrorists even if they're US citizens" "didn't try very hard to close Gitmo" "has further expanded PATRIOT powers" "actually brought the Iraq war to a more-or-less successful conclusion" "this virus that killed Iran's reactor has some fingerprints of CIA projects" "Iranian scientists mysteriously disappear" Obama is to say he's weak on defense?

Yeeeeeah, that's gonna work. You go with that one. Please.
2012-10-01 06:42:01 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


Nicely done. Don't know if I missed any.
2012-10-01 04:49:23 PM  
3 votes:

DammitIForgotMyLogin: "My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?


They hate us for our intelligence? That sentence sounds like it was constructed by Ralph Wiggum or Sarah Palin.
2012-10-01 04:25:34 PM  
3 votes:

GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?


I HAD A WOOT CANAWL
2012-10-01 03:01:50 PM  
3 votes:
"My understanding is that they have come up with evidence that the Obama administration had positive intelligence that there was going to be a terrorist attack on the intelligence."


Wait, what?
2012-10-01 02:58:39 PM  
3 votes:

NowhereMon: So, they got nothing then?


Well, they still have Mitt's list of memorized "zingers", so they...yeah they've got nothing.
2012-10-01 02:29:23 PM  
3 votes:
Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?
2012-10-02 05:51:13 AM  
2 votes:
poot_rootbeer:
24.media.tumblr.com

Holy shiat, Guy Fieri finally shaved that dumb goatee of his???


bmj2k.files.wordpress.com

Holy crap, it's uncanny.
2012-10-02 03:35:05 AM  
2 votes:

Fenrisulfr: demaL-demaL-yeH: Fenrisulfr: No - I am sure that NBC/CBS/George StefanoABC would cover it up just like they have with other Incompetence demonstrated....

Regardless of their politics, every member of the military pledges their life to uphold our country and to fulfill the orders of those appointed/elected as their leaders.... Please keep that in mind. When I was in the military, if I was given a lawful order to jump off a cliff, then guess what.... I would not be posting today....
Whether you agree or not - Please honor those that have so pledged....

The credit ONLY goes to those who were there - If they had failed, you can be assured that their immediate commander's careers' would be over....The Commander in Chief is insulated by several layers to absorb the blame.... so, him taking credit for others actions fills me with disgust.

Sorry, but nice try - maybe you should enlist and actually experience what it is like before you criticize what you don't understand....


You know what fills me with disgust? That a racist, retarded piece of dogfritz you would pull out the veteran card and try to pass off such mentally constipated Fox-implanted tripe as thoughtful analysis.

Don't you pull the FARKIN RACE CARD with me you Mothra Facker!!!! I may be white, I may be black - My kids may be black - or Native American, or Hispanic.....)!!! - You don''t know me from page 8, dipshyte! - and who really gives a sh**** (Except people trying to pull the race card.....)

Other things that fill me with disgust:
Stating that President Obama took any personal credit for anything other than making the decision when he has not.

Don't care if he has tacitly acknowledged or not, but the meme exists that "He killed OBL" - it has NOT been discouraged....

George W. Bush was asleep at the farking wheel and 9/11 happened on his watch after he received multiple, specific warnings. Then he went to war against an innocent country. Then he gave up on getting the SOB who launched 9/11.

I am not goiung to defend GWB - but on the off hand, maybe the thought was to NOT make a martyr of him and add fuel to the fire.....


Unlinke your "coverup" strawmen, absolutely nobody in the media said a damned thing against him in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

Never said anything about that - Except.... 11 years after - Gee - NO ONE WAS EXPECTING something happening on 9/11???? An American ambassador assassinated? Who'd a thunk? I mean, Islam are our friends aren't they? "ه محمد رسول الله"




Donald Rumsfeld was in the same damned boat - asleep at the switch while three thousand Americans died on US soil, most of them civilians - yet he had the utter gumption to criticize President Obama in the aftermath of the attack on a consulate after four Americans died on foreign soil. While he was Secretary ...

Rummy resigned in 2006 - before Obama took office.... Only role he had to play was an " I told you so..." or a "Ha, Ha!" role... irrelevant....

Why can't you face up to the fact that maybe he got in a little over his head? I mean, we have all been there... And we have tried to BS our way out of it... That Is what I have a gut feeling Obama is trying to do...

C'mon! It is one thing when the budget is off a little bit, but when REAL people's lives are at stake????? 

I'm willing to admit the failures of Bush - Why can't you do the same for "Dear Leader"????? 

/BTW Afgan deaths just reached 2k.... Any comment on that????? Or is it still "Bush's Fault"??????
//Sad to say that I KNOW some of those 2K.... And my children went to school with children of those 2k.....
///Doesn't matter if they have a (D) or an (R) after their name, they still send us to die so that you can quibble about BS on FARK...... Maybe you think i am a troll... but it matters not... All I see is hatred and lies .... You sow what you reap y'all....


You sound like someone who served in the "core"
2012-10-01 11:35:51 PM  
2 votes:
Number of Bin ladens killed by Democrats: 1

Number of Bin ladens killed by republicans: 0


2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-01 11:31:04 PM  
2 votes:

cman:

I am farking tired.


WE KNEW IT!
2012-10-01 10:53:32 PM  
2 votes:

armoredbulldozer: As evidenced by the last election, one should be able to prove a triple digit IQ in order to vote.


So you don't want to be allowed to vote?
2012-10-01 10:05:16 PM  
2 votes:
Romney's best chance is to just show 30 second ads of blondes with low necklines and big tits.
2012-10-01 09:54:04 PM  
2 votes:
Since nobody else seems to realise this, Dimensio was being sarcastic. I'm pretty sure that Eddiesocket's just an idiot, though.

/PhoneFarking.
2012-10-01 08:36:45 PM  
2 votes:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2012-10-01 08:14:50 PM  
2 votes:
libertywar.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-01 07:21:51 PM  
2 votes:
So the "surprise" is that they are going to do the same thing they always do, and the same thing that has failed the Romney campaign up to this point?

I'm concerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrned.
2012-10-01 07:19:03 PM  
2 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?


Ronald Reagan. Obama only ordered the death of a bin Laden clone, who was implanted in a complicated scheme to end up our highest source of intel on the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama decided that keeping his real birth certificate a secret was more important than defending America, so he killed one of our greatest national defense assets and obtained original copies of his actual birth documentation, throwing them into the ocean.
2012-10-01 07:16:18 PM  
2 votes:
If only the Democrats could come up with a counter example....
i.telegraph.co.uk

Or two...

www.sadanduseless.com
2012-10-01 07:15:38 PM  
2 votes:

whither_apophis: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

"well don't you know it was you and me?"


"Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name."
2012-10-01 07:12:12 PM  
2 votes:
Stay the course, Republicans, and remind everyone just how weak Barack Obama is on terrorism and foreign policy. There is no possible way that using such a plan against the guy who sent ninjas to put Osama Bin Laden down like a rabid, syphilitic dog could ever backfire on you in a manner so cartoonishly epic that it will be talked about for decades, if not centuries.
2012-10-01 07:08:52 PM  
2 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Point two: Mitt Romney should make his zingers about the Middle East, two birds and all that.


The Romney campaign has pivoted to attack Obama on foreign policy. Interestingly enough, the debate on Wednesday is about domestic policy. What should be Romney's strength. Do you think they'll pivot back to the economy after this debate as they approach the on on foreign policy? Will the heat shield hold?
2012-10-01 07:01:14 PM  
2 votes:

Hollie Maea: So the latest news is that maybe this whole "zinger" thing is just a "head fake". He's not actually going to spend the debate flinging zingers.


Point one: "flinging zingers" is now my favorite phrase in the English language.

Point two: Mitt Romney should make his zingers about the Middle East, two birds and all that.

"Mr. Obama here says eee-ran. Well he did run from our allies in Israel! When they needed our help, I-ran to Jerusalem, Mr. President!"
2012-10-01 06:00:58 PM  
2 votes:
Wonder if Romney will use the word "fetch" any time during the dabate?
2012-10-01 05:35:58 PM  
2 votes:
"So what do we usually run on?"
"We're better at foreign policy and growing the economy."
"How's that going this time?
"Nobody believes us."
"So what should we do now?"
"We should paint the administration that killed OBL, didn't start new wars, pulled us out of unpopular ones on schedule and generally restored America's positive image as being bad at foreign policy."
"Hm, I think it could work, but we'll need zingers."

Who the fark is in charge at Rmoney HQ?
2012-10-01 05:06:55 PM  
2 votes:
The source described the Republicans as chortling with glee that the Obama administration "definitely had intel" about the attack before it happened.

That reminds me of a similar situation. Can't quite remember it though. And I was told never to forget it on many different occasions, too.
2012-10-01 04:56:35 PM  
2 votes:
i253.photobucket.comOH PLEASE OH PLEASE-PLEASE BE MOD BUDDY HACKETT!
2012-10-02 02:58:33 AM  
1 votes:

Fenrisulfr: Lionel Mandrake: Fenrisulfr: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

Actually - Seal Team 6 did - Established long before Obama took office..... In fact, you can probably thank Reagan for that......

I'm sure if all the SEALS had been shot dead, and Osama lived, you'd have blamed the SEALS (and Reagan) and let Obama off the hook, right?

Right???

No - I am sure that NBC/CBS/George StefanoABC would cover it up just like they have with other Incompetence demonstrated....

Regardless of their politics, every member of the military pledges their life to uphold our country and to fulfill the orders of those appointed/elected as their leaders.... Please keep that in mind. When I was in the military, if I was given a lawful order to jump off a cliff, then guess what.... I would not be posting today....
Whether you agree or not - Please honor those that have so pledged....

The credit ONLY goes to those who were there - If they had failed, you can be assured that their immediate commander's careers' would be over....The Commander in Chief is insulated by several layers to absorb the blame.... so, him taking credit for others actions fills me with disgust.

Sorry, but nice try - maybe you should enlist and actually experience what it is like before you criticize what you don't understand....


Are these friends of yours?

cdn.theatlanticwire.com
2012-10-02 01:05:14 AM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

Holy shiat, Guy Fieri finally shaved that dumb goatee of his???
2012-10-02 12:47:36 AM  
1 votes:

rufus-t-firefly: The "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US" PDB was declassified on 4/10/04 and reported in the 9/11 Commission Report on 7/22/04. That's how John Kerry got that landslide victory the following November.


I know! you'd think that would be have been enough to sink the Bush Flotilla of Evil in their awesome battle against the Kerry Regatta of Boring.
But Bush's dunk went off his iron and ricocheted all the way across the court to the other basket, then bounced back to be a 3-pointer for GeoW (pronounced "Gee, OW").

In a golf match with Cheney, the Pope, and Carl Rove, his 4-foot putt became a 2-foot putt became a 3-foot putt became a 6-foot putt became a 10-foot putt ...and... it... somehow... went... in. He tied at 8 strokes (a "Gentleman's' Eight") for the hole. During his Presidency the amount of brush cleared in Texas counties, and the subscription rate and lists of "Texas Brush", "Mid-America and Southern Noxious Weeds and Vines Quarterly" and "Don't Touch That!" all increased substantially.
2012-10-02 12:22:36 AM  
1 votes:
Holy shiat, Corvus, you are easily the most relentless human being on fark. In fact I think you're not just one person, but a team of Human/Jack Russell Terrier hybrids bred specifically to never surrender the last word. cman's tired from arguing with you? I'm tired from just witnessing that argument. Kudos.
2012-10-02 12:14:08 AM  
1 votes:

Hickory-smoked:


Does Glenn Beck go to the same tanning place as Señor Romney?
2012-10-01 11:47:28 PM  
1 votes:

skullkrusher: Lenny_da_Hog: Romney's best chance is to just show 30 second ads of blondes with low necklines and big tits.

soo... Fox?


Fair and Bra-less.
2012-10-01 11:40:25 PM  
1 votes:
Yep. These debates are ALL about character.
2012-10-01 11:03:20 PM  
1 votes:

James F. Campbell: The only surprise they have is one of the pickle variety (not safe for work... or sanity).


So, I'm gonna lose some sleep tonight, and I blame you.
2012-10-01 10:45:06 PM  
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: Romney's best chance is to just show 30 second ads of blondes with low necklines and big tits.


Fox "News" women?
2012-10-01 10:09:51 PM  
1 votes:

eddiesocket: CynicalLA: Teufelaffe: eddiesocket: 9/18
"Our belief based on the information we had was that it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo and the video that - and the unrest in Cairo that helped - that precipitated some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere."--Jay Carney

9/19
"Based on the information that we had at the time and have to this day, we do not have evidence that it was premeditated."--Jay Carney

"Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy." "We are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda's affiliates; in particular, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb."
Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at the hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

9/20
"It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."--Jay Carney.

That is weasely, period.

You must be a farking blast to go out to restaurants with.

eddiesocket: "Hmmm...do you have Chilean Sea Bass?"
Server: "As far as I know, we do."
eddiesocket: "Maybe I want something else though...but Chilean Sea Bass sounds so good."
Server: "I'm pretty sure we have the Sea Bass."
eddiesocket: "Yeah, I think the Sea Bass sounds just about right."
*moments later*
Server: "I'm sorry, we are actually out of Chilean Sea Bass. We do have Tilapia though."
eddiesocket: "Damn this weasly waitstaff!"

At this point he would rather defend his stupid statement than admit he was wrong. I'm sure tenpoundsofcheese has his back.

In what way was I wrong? I've not said one incorrect thing. You believe that the administration really thought that it was a spontaneous attack until Sept 19th and then after being contradicted by Homeland security Senate testimony magically learned exact opposite on Sept 20th. I suppose you can believe that, (even though several farkers on here already admitted to "knowing" it was a terrorist attack on day one).
I don't believe that. I think it's absurdly naive to believe that. I think that if it were Bush, none of you would believe it either.


No, if it was Bush he would've called it a terrorist attack right away and then send our troops to Iraq to look for weapons of mass destruction.
2012-10-01 10:05:17 PM  
1 votes:
See this is why Obama should have had the SEAL team bring back Bin Laden's severed head. I would have love to have seen him toss it on the stage during the debates when this came up.
2012-10-01 10:04:23 PM  
1 votes:

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: I really don't think the Republicans have thought their cunning plan through. By continuing to focus on the Libya attack they run the risk of igniting the "Rally Round the Flag Effect." Support for the President usually increases when Americans feel threatened from abroad. Am I the only one who remembers Bush II's 90% approval rating after 9-11?

Of course, the difference between 2001 and 2012 is that Republicans are criticizing Obama relentlessly (behavior that the Bush administration would have called traitorous). Judging by the reaction after Romney's Libya statement, I don't think the Reps are going to have much luck selling their narrative to the electorate.


I think there's also the possibility that Obama may, somehow, anticipate some sort of attack along these lines and is ready with a serious smackdown if Mitt is dumb enough to bring the topic up.

Just off the top of my head:

"My opponent, through the daily intelligence briefing he receives, knows why we cannot discuss this issue of national security on live TV. He has chosen to raise this issue in the knowledge that broadcasting the information to answer my opponents question could put the lives of American servicemen and women at risk. He may be prepared to risk their lives for political gain but I am not"

'course, I'm just some farker knocking back some beers. I suspect Obama could deliver something with a lot more kick.
2012-10-01 09:54:51 PM  
1 votes:

eddiesocket: 9/18
"Our belief based on the information we had was that it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo and the video that - and the unrest in Cairo that helped - that precipitated some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere."--Jay Carney

9/19
"Based on the information that we had at the time and have to this day, we do not have evidence that it was premeditated."--Jay Carney

"Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy." "We are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda's affiliates; in particular, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb."
Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at the hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

9/20
"It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack."--Jay Carney.

That is weasely, period.


You must be a farking blast to go out to restaurants with.

eddiesocket: "Hmmm...do you have Chilean Sea Bass?"
Server: "As far as I know, we do."
eddiesocket: "Maybe I want something else though...but Chilean Sea Bass sounds so good."
Server: "I'm pretty sure we have the Sea Bass."
eddiesocket: "Yeah, I think the Sea Bass sounds just about right."
*moments later*
Server
: "I'm sorry, we are actually out of Chilean Sea Bass. We do have Tilapia though."
eddiesocket: "Damn this weasly waitstaff!"
2012-10-01 09:49:25 PM  
1 votes:

cman: Corvus: eddiesocket: Corvus: I heard on day one people saying that they didn't think they were spontaneous. I think you and the media are getting to things confused. Part of the riots were spontaneous but they were used for an attack on that was not spontaneous. They were saying day one they didn't have all the facts but by the weapons they were using they knew it was more than just the riot.

I guess I'm not the only one.

It did take awhile before the officially declared it a "terrorist attack". Wow making sure it was a terrorist attack before making allegations, seems like a good idea to me.

The problem lies with the fact that Obama's admin didnt use neutral wording. They outright dismissed the possibility of a terrorist attack calling it wrong. If the Obama admin said something to the effect of "We are still investigating this, and we will have more information for you later" you would have a point.


Oh, good lord. For fark's sake people, sometimes an administration has strategic purposes for not laying all the cards on the table, like, oh, I don't know, trying to not tip off the terrorists that we have them in our sights and plan to do many terrible things to them. Christ, you people would be pissed that we didn't tell the American people when D-Day was scheduled.
2012-10-01 09:40:55 PM  
1 votes:
I really did just miss the date by two years.
2012-10-01 09:24:23 PM  
1 votes:

The Iconoclast: Wonder if Romney will use the word "fetch" any time during the dabate?


Stop trying to make "fetch" happen.
2012-10-01 09:18:37 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: [i159.photobucket.com image 600x339]


farm8.staticflickr.com
2012-10-01 09:16:21 PM  
1 votes:

soy_bomb: Somacandra: How Obama will defuse this if its brought up in one sentence:

"I'm sorry but I can't comment on ongoing operations."

Of course he could say that with 100% honesty, he doesn't attend the intelligence briefings on a regular basis...


Thanks, that was a good read. You can almost tell that the author is on the verge of tears from being fact-checked by a big meanie.
2012-10-01 08:58:10 PM  
1 votes:
"We all need some therapy, because somebody came along and said, "'Liberal' means soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we're gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn't have to go to work if they don't want to!" And instead of saying, "Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave It To Beaver trip back to the Fifties...!", we cowered in the corner, and said, "Please. Don't. Hurt. Me." No more."


/just felt like it.
2012-10-01 08:56:31 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: An unnamed source has already confirmed that President Obama did not actually order the strike on Mr. Osama bin Laden's compound, but was instead "overruled" by the military; in fact, President Obama issued a failed order to abort the raid. Once the raid was successful, President Obama claimed credit rather than acknowledge his inability to control the military and admit his willingness not to attack Mr. bin Laden.


verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-01 08:54:18 PM  
1 votes:

DarkJohnson: That looks photoshopped, I've can see the pixels
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Great, have the birthers switched to "Obama is actually the son of Jimmy Carter and not Frank Marshall Davis OR Barack Obama Sr."?
2012-10-01 08:53:25 PM  
1 votes:
Corvus: And that's why he was in the room because they kidnapped him there too to make him watch?

Actually he was playing XBOX and they all busted in and changed the channel. He looks so stressed cuz he was well on his way to an epic kill streak and his staff farking ruined it.
2012-10-01 08:49:17 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Bathia_Mapes: ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.

Obama is an Executive Admin.

An unnamed source has already confirmed that President Obama did not actually order the strike on Mr. Osama bin Laden's compound, but was instead "overruled" by the military; in fact, President Obama issued a failed order to abort the raid. Once the raid was successful, President Obama claimed credit rather than acknowledge his inability to control the military and admit his willingness not to attack Mr. bin Laden.


Seems legit.
2012-10-01 08:48:56 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: An unnamed source has already confirmed that President Obama did not actually order the strike on Mr. Osama bin Laden's compound, but was instead "overruled" by the military;


Wow that's stupid. The military can't "over rule" the president. And your "proof" was a right winger derp site and an unnamed source is not "confirmation".

And that's why he was in the room because they kidnapped him there too to make him watch?
2012-10-01 08:45:16 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Bathia_Mapes: ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.

Obama is an Executive Admin.

An unnamed source has already confirmed that President Obama did not actually order the strike on Mr. Osama bin Laden's compound, but was instead "overruled" by the military; in fact, President Obama issued a failed order to abort the raid. Once the raid was successful, President Obama claimed credit rather than acknowledge his inability to control the military and admit his willingness not to attack Mr. bin Laden.


Well, as long as it was confirmed by an unnamed source, that's enough for me.
2012-10-01 08:43:17 PM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.

Obama is an Executive Admin.


An unnamed source has already confirmed that President Obama did not actually order the strike on Mr. Osama bin Laden's compound, but was instead "overruled" by the military; in fact, President Obama issued a failed order to abort the raid. Once the raid was successful, President Obama claimed credit rather than acknowledge his inability to control the military and admit his willingness not to attack Mr. bin Laden.
2012-10-01 08:38:54 PM  
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Marcus Aurelius: He said they were jubilant about their new strategy and said they intended to portray Obama as a helpless, Jimmy Carter-like president

Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

some dude on Seal Team 6 put a bullet in his head, but Obama green lit the mission.


Obama is an Executive Admin.
2012-10-01 08:30:06 PM  
1 votes:
The Jimmy Carter approach? Romney is going to sell weapons to Iran?
2012-10-01 08:28:46 PM  
1 votes:

eddiesocket: I think a lot of Dems here are being silly dismissing this out of hand. The fact is, the administration quite weasely misled everyone, implying (without quite saying outright) that the attacks were spontaneous as a result of the movie. That doesn't appear to be the case. The administration lied (without quite lying). Now, does that mean they had evidence ahead of time that an attack was imminent? No, of course not. And so far, there's no proof of that. But if the GOP has any such evidence, this week will probably be the time they'll reveal it. And yeah, I think that could indeed hurt Obama if true.


You sound concerned. Have you thought of finding a different chicken?
2012-10-01 08:25:09 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.



Coool boobie time that I was able to figure out the theme in one of these.
2012-10-01 08:07:47 PM  
1 votes:
Also, the Republicans have been trying to paint Obama as Carter 2.0 for about three years now, and it still hasn't stuck. I find it really unlikely that THIS TIME it will all work according to plan.
2012-10-01 08:07:18 PM  
1 votes:

sno man: Lord Dimwit: 1. One very dead bin Laden
2. Drone attacks in Pakistan against terrorist targets
3. One very toppled Qaddaffi

Yeah, that's some weak foreign policyin' right there.

And not just not weak... balanced, focused, and appropriately scaled and directed for those specific incidences. How novel.


i46.tinypic.com
2012-10-01 08:02:22 PM  
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: That remains to be seen. Romney dramatically underperformed in the primaries, and is laughably underperforming now.


I think this bears repeating. For half the primaries, the first half, Romney scored 0% (by the GOP's own metrics) against a group of idiots. My assumption is Romney will be sedated and wired for the debate.
2012-10-01 08:01:02 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: If only the Democrats could come up with a counter example....
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Or two...

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Mr. Muammar Gaddafi was a "key US ally"; his death therefore is an illustration of the current Administration's poor record of foreign policy.
2012-10-01 07:56:53 PM  
1 votes:
By this point in Clinton's presidency they had the assassination of Vince Foster, Travelgate, Whitewatergage, and apparently 80 people murdered by the Arkansas Mafia to cover up drug shipments orchestrated by Roger Clinton (a guy who probably couldn't orchestrate a barbecue).

It's got to be tough to be a conspiracy minded right winger in the age of Obama. He gives you so little you're left with complaining about his wife's garden.
2012-10-01 07:56:33 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


Well, Lemmy see here.
Allow me to be frank. Bellow all you want, Republicans but you're going to flop like a limp piece of spaghetti. Lee Atwater ain't coming through that door any time soon kids. Flee to Canada after the election if you want, but that won't change anything. When a man can such endorsers as LeBron, Blair Underwood, and George Clooney, its obvious your days are numbered. And if you think Romney has a chance, obviously you don't know Jack. Bruce Campbell's chin hairs would stand a better chance.
You republicans, you think you're some great American Heroes, like John Paul Jones, or George Washington, but you're not. And no strey gunn lobby is going to help either, so don't go crying to the NRA. This isn't a time for your 2nd amendment solutions.
And has anyone said anything nice about Mitt while on mike? Inez his housekeeper doesn't count. I'm looking for someone who doesn't work for him.
It is my sincere hope that when the polls open on that tuesday in November, Americans will realize what we're facing and won't put us over a cliff. Burdon's on you, Nation.
2012-10-01 07:55:37 PM  
1 votes:

quizzical: NPR had a quick story about an op-ed that Romney wrote about the need for a change in our foreign policy. Something about how America is reacting to events in the Middle East instead of controlling them. The phrase that stuck out to me was that Romney "offered no specifics" about what, exactly, should be changed.


I hear that there was a group called Project for a New American Century that had some ideas about how the middle east could be controlled... I wonder if they ever succeeded with any of those ideas...
2012-10-01 07:54:35 PM  
1 votes:

The Martian Manhandler: unseen. Academicals


Missing at least two! But yes. I admit I probably do pratchett things too much!
2012-10-01 07:40:37 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sure they'd never actually do this, but I'd absolutely love if the whole thing was a canary trap - have the CIA brief the Romney campaign on something completely made up but embarrassing to Obama, and see how long it takes them to lead classified info in order to help themselves politically
2012-10-01 07:39:21 PM  
1 votes:

sammyk: That is the best they can come up with? I almost feel sorry for our recently silent Fark Independents. Well I would if they weren't such tools.

Its just sad that this is considered a serious campaign.


They have gone MIA for a number of threads now. cman is trying, but I'm not sure he caucuses with the Fark independents. He seems his own man.

Maybe some of us could change affiliation for a few posts?

I'm willing to learn how to smirk. But, I won't smirk at dead US ambassadors and our embassy workers. And, I won't smirk at reputable health care workers. And, I won't smirk at teachers. And, I won't smirk at scientists. OK. It was a crappy idea.
2012-10-01 07:38:24 PM  
1 votes:
So is the rumor still going around that Ryan refers to Romney as stench? If so, Obama should just work stench into what he's saying as much as possible
2012-10-01 07:35:56 PM  
1 votes:

Frau Schadenfreude: They vastly overestimate their chances.


They shouldn't need a secret plan due to Obama's staggering incompetence. As evidenced by the last election, one should be able to prove a triple digit IQ in order to vote.
2012-10-01 07:34:12 PM  
1 votes:

jasimo: If this is really the best they got for an October Surprise, that's just sad.

Obama will be able to easily play it off and turn it around on Mitt.

1) Obama already has a big lead in the 'who do you trust with crises/foreign policy more' question.
2) Obama can point out the Iraq/drone strikes/Osama/Gaddafi etc.
3) Obama can say he was waiting for more information/running a sensitive operation etc. and had good reasons for waiting and/or witholding information.
4) Obama can slam Mitt for speaking out and misrepresenting the facts about Stevens' death before he had the whole story.

And that just off the top of my head....


5) Obama could say something salacious about Romney's mom
2012-10-01 07:32:33 PM  
1 votes:
You almost get the feeling that the Romney campaign gathers together in a treehouse, and every Saturday Mitt climbs up the rope and says "what'dya got for me this time fellows... Timmy, you go first! heh heh heh..."
2012-10-01 07:29:45 PM  
1 votes:
That looks photoshopped, I've can see the pixels
media.salon.com
2012-10-01 07:08:07 PM  
1 votes:
img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com
2012-10-01 07:05:02 PM  
1 votes:
I think Mitt Romney's best bet on Wednesday is to just take the fifth for every question.
2012-10-01 07:02:35 PM  
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Hollie Maea: So the latest news is that maybe this whole "zinger" thing is just a "head fake". He's not actually going to spend the debate flinging zingers.

Point one: "flinging zingers" is now my favorite phrase in the English language.

Point two: Mitt Romney should make his zingers about the Middle East, two birds and all that.

"Mr. Obama here says eee-ran. Well he did run from our allies in Israel! When they needed our help, I-ran to Jerusalem, Mr. President!"


I ran so far away?
2012-10-01 06:49:54 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


Did I miss any? Hazel might be a stretch... isn't it hazelnut?
2012-10-01 06:46:08 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?


A secwet pwan to fight inflation?
2012-10-01 06:35:54 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


Well, that's it, then. Last one out turn the light off.
2012-10-01 06:21:22 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: You libs are going to cry after the debates as you pine away for the days when Obummer led this race. It doesn't matter how much cash you donate or if ACORN will steal the election this time. Romney has what it takes. Pe can win this election with both hands tied behind his back. Come Christmas, when you libs are crying while roasting your chestnuts, he'll be sitting back with a nice decaffeinated kola, his beautiful hazel eyes glowing, laughing his ass off soy much! Al Monday long I've been telling my friends not to worry. Obummer can have Chavez's endorsement. What do we need with Brazil anyway? I wouldn't be scared even if Obummer promised everyone who votes for him a new Mac! Academia is for morans anyway. Romney has this thing sewn up. You libs are cookoo for coconuts anyway.


THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS

/No, this is not Poes law in action. I am being facetious
2012-10-01 06:03:23 PM  
1 votes:

DarwiOdrade: manwithplanx: "So what do we usually run on?"
"We're better at foreign policy and growing the economy."
"How's that going this time?
"Nobody believes us."
"So what should we do now?"
"We should paint the administration that killed OBL, didn't start new wars, pulled us out of unpopular ones on schedule and generally restored America's positive image as being bad at foreign policy."
"Hm, I think it could work, but we'll need zingers."

Who the fark is in charge at Rmoney HQ?

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I was going to say SkinnyHead but that image works as well.
2012-10-01 05:41:34 PM  
1 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: ///Should not have Pardon Nixon.


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Agrees.
2012-10-01 05:28:50 PM  
1 votes:
This is as good a strategy as linking Obama to Vince Foster's 'suicide'
2012-10-01 05:24:22 PM  
1 votes:
So, the strategy is, "We haven't been able to beat him on foreign policy, so we're going to beat him on foreign policy?"

Brilliant strategy, guys.

/just because the press secretary doesn't say the word "terrorism" doesn't mean that the Administration is running around, crying like lost toddlers
2012-10-01 05:23:37 PM  
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: The source described the Republicans as chortling with glee that the Obama administration "definitely had intel" about the attack before it happened.

That reminds me of a similar situation. Can't quite remember it though. And I was told never to forget it on many different occasions, too.


Reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker, Chinese made of course, sold in the local iranian gas station, "Lest we remember".
2012-10-01 04:27:00 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Marcus Aurelius: Who killed Osama bin Laden again?

SEAL Team 6.

0bambi had nothing to do with it.


Total uninformed, stupid mind dead DERP. He had absolutely everything to do with it as he is ultimately responsible for the failure of any mission. Those who give orders are responsible and face the scrutiny when all fails.

Remember Carter? Link 

/but nobody blamed him for the Iran fiasco I guess
2012-10-01 03:26:58 PM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Quasar: As we all know, there's nothing the GOP hates more than a president who fails to act on actionable intelligence regarding terrorist attacks on US soil.

whee!


And we're off to the races!
2012-10-01 02:56:06 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: GAT_00: Is it a secret plan to fight inflation?

No, that's not what it is. That's not what it is. Except, yes, that's exactly what it is.


It is not currently necessary for us to Whip Inflation Now. We can Ford that stream when we come to it.
 
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