3 Chics Politico Presents The 3rd 2012 Presidential Debate: The Danger of Bluster & What To Look For

Round #3 of the Presidential debates will air tonight on CNN, MSNBC, CURRENT TV, AND C-SPAN at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT. You’re welcome to join 3 Chics for live-blogging. Please feel free to drop links, photos, and comments throughout the day.

Tonight is Mitt Romney’s last chance for Americans to determine if he’s Commnander-in-Chief material.

If Bob Schieffer the moderator of tonight’s debate does his job, we’ll hear Mitt Romney’s answers to the following questions tha Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Mitt Romney needs to answer:

Question #1: How exactly would you finish the job against al-Qaeda, and what would you do differently than the President has done? currently he’s said that finding and capturing OBL was “not worth moving heaven and earth”

On May 2, 2011, as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama ordered the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden through extensive counter-terrorism strategies. And for the past 3 1/2 years under his command, we have devastated some of Al-Qadea’s top leadership. Romney needs to answer what he would do differently to go after Al-Qaeda’

Question #2: How will you end the war in Afghanistan? So far, it’s been CRICKETS from Mittens on how he would end America’s LONGEST war in Afghanistan and bring our troops HOME. Dude didn’t even mention Afghanistan in his RNC speech!

President Obama has refocused our troops efforts in Afghanistan, after the 911 attacks and started troop withdrawls, after some nation-building there. And he has a plan to use the $AVINGS to nation-build at home in America. The president is committed to ending the war in 2012 and bringing our troops home. Is Romney willing to do the same? It is UNACCEPTABLE to tell American voters that we have to wait to hear your plans after you think you’ll get in office.

Question #3: What will you do differently to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon? So far, it’s been CRICKETS from Mittens on his response. His fumbling and bumbling and WAR-MONGERING on this issue has actually led Americans to believe he is not fit to lead. Meanwhile President Obama has issused some of the strictest& crippling sanctions on Iran and they are WORKING. DO YOU WANT ISRAEL TO GO TO WAR WITH IRAN, MITT ROMNEY? Just answer the question.

Question #4: After months of reckless bluster on the campaign trial, how will you work with other countries around the world to achieve our national security objectives? So far, during Mitt’s internation tour, he managed to insult our CLOSEST ALLY, THE UK. He’s also managed to insult Russia, calling them our greatest geo-political foe, and he talks tough on China, while he continues to benefit financially from having out-sourced American jobs. Can Romney foster a working relationship with G-8, after riding in on his big Caddy and insulting half of the countries?

Question #5: How will you get tough on China? Mitt Romney is all TOUGH talk on China, and has no back up or creds when it comes to designating China a” CURRENCY MANIPULATOR” Members in his own party disagree with his stance on China.

The President also took aggressive action against China on behalf of American tire workers when it was flooding the market with Chinese tires, saving 1,000 jobs here at home as a result. And our consistent pressure on the Chinese to allow their currency to appreciate has yielded results – its value has risen about 11 percent since 2010.

Question #6: What exactly would you have done in Libya? We don’t know where Mitt Romney stands on this issue. He’s taken so many stances. First we shouldn’t have gone in, then it was: We went in too slow and aggressive, then it was we shouldn’t have supproted the mission and then celebrated?

And does Governor Romney agree with Congressman Issa’s decision to release State Department cables that exposed the names of Libyans working with the United States on security and to fight extremism?

Ask Muammar Qadhafi how well things worked out for him, after he threatened to attack and kill his people, Mitt Romney. By working with NATO and our Arab partners, President Obama was able to order the capture of Qadhafi without putting our troops in harms way. What would you have done to protect the Libyan people?

If Governor Romney wants to prove that he’s ready to be the leader of the free world, he must, at a minimum, answer these questions in specific detail. If he fails to do so, he will once again have fallen short of the Commander-in-Chief threshold.

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113 Responses to 3 Chics Politico Presents The 3rd 2012 Presidential Debate: The Danger of Bluster & What To Look For

  1. Ametia says:

    Don’t buy into the media’s undecideds. FOLKS know exactly who they are going to vote for.

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  2. Ametia says:

    3 CHICS POLITICO POLL

    OBAMA 100% WINNING!

    ROMNEY= LOSER!

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  3. Ametia says:

    NEW THREAD UP WITH FULL VIDEO OF DEBATE & VIDEO EXCERPTS!

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  4. Ametia says:

    Senator John Kerry on MSNBC with LO: “Mitt Romney scared me tonight.

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  5. rikyrah says:

    Kerry is clowning Willard

    LOL

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Post-Debate Impressions

    by BooMan
    Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 at 10:58:24 PM EST

    Tonight was the worst ass-kicking any presidential candidate has ever received in a debate in the history of presidential debates. Mitt Romney was slaughtered. And let me explain why.
    Ordinarily, the Democratic candidate does much better on substance than the Republican. This has certainly been true since at least 1992, including in the vice-presidential debates. But the problem is that the majority of the voting public is not well-versed enough on substance to know who is telling the truth or which statements are realistic and which are ridiculous. I don’t say this to denigrate the intelligence of the American electorate; it’s just a fact that most people can’t devote enough time to politics to have informed opinions about policy. That’s particularly true of foreign policy.

    As a result, it was possible for George W. Bush to make a fool of himself and still win a debate against Al Gore because Al Gore acted like a jerk. It was possible for John Kerry to completely decimate George W. Bush three times and still not win the election. And it was possible for Sarah Palin to appear on stage with Joe Biden without the entire Republican Party being struck by a lightning bolt. The reason Mitt Romney lost bigger tonight than any candidate in history is because he lost on every measure other than substance and he lost on substance, too.

    Simply put, Mitt Romney was the beta-dog all night in every exchange. Obama never took his eyes off him. He never failed to attack. Romney was reduced to agreeing with Obama on half the questions. Romney got pushed around by the moderator. His demeanor was weak. His expression was weak. His arguments were weak. If this were a 12-round heavyweight bout, Romney lost every round.

    Now, the spin from the so-called “savvy” Republicans will be that Romney softened his position and thereby tacked to the middle. He was the candidate of “peace” and he “didn’t get dragged to the right.” I think we have all seen that these debates are not won and lost by how the candidates position themselves ideologically. They are won and lost by which candidate dominates the other candidate.

    Winning on substance is preferable to losing on substance, but it has proved to be no substitute for being both more formidable and more likable. Obama was both tonight.

    Having said that, I also told you before the debate started that Obama probably couldn’t move the fundamentals of the race much unless Romney committed a titanic gaffe. Romney didn’t do that.

    So, despite trouncing Romney in a way that has never been done before, I do not think Obama will suddenly see a massive shift in the polls. What he will see is a modest bump in the polls. But, God willing, that will be enough to win.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/10/22/225824/60

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  7. rolandsmartin‏@rolandsmartin

    Romney talked about sanctions against Iran. Obama has already put them in place. This is utter nonsense!
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    Mitt Romney is totally out of his league!

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  8. The Daily Beast‏@thedailybeast

    Howard Kurtz: President Obama slams a passive Mitt Romney as ‘Reckless’ on foreign policy http://thebea.st/SjPUo4

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  9. CBS NEWS INSTANT POLL 53 OBAMA 23 ROMNEY

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  10. rikyrah says:

    REV. AL IS HILARIOUS…

    WILLARD HAS ROMNEYSIA

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  11. rikyrah says:

    Rev Al is killing me.

    nobody knows what the fuck a Romney Doctrine would be ….

    Willard’s so bad, it almost makes you long for George W. Bush

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA AH

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  12. rikyrah says:

    Angelo Carusone @GoAngelo
    That awkward moment when Mitt Romney realizes that getting foreign policy information from Fox News and John Bolton mighta been a bad idea.

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Bobfr @Our4thEstate #
    AdmitItMitt you’ve got more investments in Chinese slaves than any Presidential candidate in the history of the USA.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    LOLGOP @LOLGOP See that look in Mitt Romney’s eyes. That’s the feeling a guy with $300 million has when he’s found something he can’t buy.

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  15. rikyrah says:

    Ceb
    October 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    PBO just needs to say “I AM the President and the Commander in Chief.” and drop the mic.

    This is done. it has been a thing of awesome beauty.

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  16. “I’m still speaking”
    ___________________________

    Mitt Romney is one rude mofo. How did this fool get to be a candidate for the presidency? How could he make it on the world stage.

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  17. Ametia says:

    Come on Mr. President. SHUT this fool down. Make your closing arguments, and shut this mofo down.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    ABFoundation ✔@ABFalecbaldwin Mitt looks angry. Like McCain. Mitt’s thinking, “I can’t lose to this guy. I didn’t kiss all this country club ass to lose to this guy.”

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  19. Teitr Smith‏@MrTeitr

    Romney is getting smoked like a Cure81 ham. If Obama doesn’t like the smell of bacon, I can’t tell.

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  20. Potus:You can’t airbrush history

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    Potus kicking ass. Mitt Romney is a pure ass clown!

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  21. Ametia says:

    Mitt Romney: I’M WHITE, AND THEREFORE, I’M RIGHT!

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  22. rikyrah says:

    Bill Maher ✔@billmaher Mitt’s entire debate strategy: What he just said, but from a white guy

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  23. Mitt: LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT

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  24. Potus: “You are familiar with sending jobs overseas!”/ Wham! Bam! KaPow!

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  25. Ametia says:

    WHENEVER PBO STICKS IT TO MITTENS WITH TRUTH ,HE WHINES ABOUT BEING ATTACKED. TITTY BABY.

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  26. rikyrah says:

    go 3chics on twitter!!

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  27. Ametia says:

    GOVERNOR ROMNEY IS RIGHT. YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHINA, YOU SHIPPED OUR JOBS OVERSEAS AND INVEST IN BUSNESSES IN PLACES LIKE CHINA.

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  28. Ametia says:

    America would be a lot STRONGER if we didn’t have folkslike Mitt Romney pilaging, lying, cheating and stealing to gather their golden eggs, while the rest of us Americans lose jobs, homes, and pensions.

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  29. Ametia says:

    I love my PRESIDENT!

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  30. Conservatives already bemoaning Romney’s debate performance http://thkpr.gs/RR918B

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  31. D Wasserman Schultz‏@DWStweets

    POTUS:”When I went to Israel, I didn’t take donors,” says Obama to Romney. “I didn’t have fundraisers. I went to Yad Vashem.”

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  32. Cheryl Contee‏@ch3ryl

    Wow RT @TheCut: “We’ve got to make sure our partners are pulling out responsibly.” Must… resist… sex… joke… #debates” #jjp
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    ***dead***

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  33. Ametia says:

    Romney is FLAILING. He’s just using the time now to parrot PBO, just talking LOUD & SAYING NOTHING.

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  34. Ametia says:

    What you mean “Bob you can let the President have a long segment., Romney?

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  35. Ametia says:

    It’s DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, not Democrat. Romney; you just don’t have it dude,

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  36. Ametia says:

    you brought up the trip, Romney. You were a full-blown fucking nightmare on your foregin policy tour. YOU WENT THERE.

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  37. rikyrah says:

    I’ve said this before:

    I LOVE

    I MEAN LOVE

    that Barack Obama has been so kick ass on foreign policy.

    and, that he beats the shyt out of the GOP with it

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  38. Ametia says:

    When I took my trips, I SAW THE TROOPS; I DIDN’T ATTEND FUNDRAISER, MITTENS!

    GET’M MR, PRESIDENT!

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  39. Ametia says:

    GTFOH with that apology tour nonsense, Romney!

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  40. “We also have less horses and bayonets!”
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    Running man LOL

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  41. Mitt Romney agrees that President Obama’s “crippling sanctions” on Iran are working. http://j.mp/XMzTKY

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  42. Ametia says:

    Governor Romney. you’re saying the same things I’ve said only LOUDER! BWA HA HA

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  43. “This isn’t a game of battleship Gov.”
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  44. Ametia says:

    BAYONETS & BATTLESHIPS. BWA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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  45. Ametia says:

    WHERE ARE THOSE TAX RETURNS MITT ROMNEY, SINCE YOU KEEP PIVOTING AWAY FROM FOREIGN POLICY?

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  46. Ametia says:

    HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY FOR THE MILITARY SPENDING?

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  47. Mitt’s running from foreign policy. LOL! POTUS kicked his ass and now he’s scared!

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  48. Ametia says:

    The policies that you promote do not include small businesses, MITTENS.

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  49. Romney is sweating bigtime!

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    • Ametia says:

      Get him PBO. Romney’s a mofo clown, who is just praying that he can remember his talkingpoints. He’s got no EXPERIENCE in this topic, and he has nothing, and keeps pivoting back to educationa and the economy

      YOU CUT EDUCATION. That was 10 years before you came into office Mittens. LIAR!!!

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  50. Ametia says:

    A VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY/PAUL RYAN IS A VOTE FOR BUSHES WARS

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  51. Ametia says:

    MITT ROMNEY WE WOULD HAVE STRONGER ALLIES IF YOU’D STOP GOING ABROAD AND INSULTING THEM.

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  52. Ametia says:

    Here’s the deal with Republicans and brown people. They don’t give a flying fuck that Arabs, Muslims, Blacks, die in wars. THEY DON’T CARE. Mubarak had to go, and the fear of the Muslim Brotherhood taking over is very unsettling for these folks.

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  53. thefieldnegro‏@fieldnegro

    O shows some female love. Nice touch. Yes, women in the Middle East must become educated.

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  54. Ametia says:

    ROMNEY IS PARROTING EVERYTHING POTUS IS SAYING.. OMG; I HATE THIS MAN

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  55. Ametia says:

    Romneyis way out of his league. He’s a war-mongering, fear-mongering fool. Of course none of his 5 sons would ever go to war.

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  56. Aisha Tyler‏@aishatyler

    POTUS is opening the whoop ass early in the meal. “Here’s what I’VE learned as Commander in Chief. Add “young Padawan” and you’ve got gravy.

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  57. Go get him, Mr President! School this clown!

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  58. rolandsmartin‏@rolandsmartin

    Wow. Obama says we helped take out Khadaffi for the cost of two weeks in Iraq. Smart to weave in the dollar figure

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  59. symmetry11‏@symmetry11

    “We can’t kill our way out of this mess”…This coming from the man who wants us to go to war with Iran.

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  60. Ametia says:

    Come on PBO. School these MOFOs. Romney; I can’t stand the sight of him glaring at the POTUS.

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  61. Sabrina ‏@Charmed86

    What the fuck is Romney talking about?

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  62. Ametia says:

    Poor Mitts; he’s been studying his talking points on Lybia

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  63. Romney won coin toss and gets first question and final closing statement.

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  64. Cheryl Contee‏@ch3ryl

    “I will pwn you Muthaclucka” RT @coolitsdaisy: What does Obama tell Romney when they handshake?!?!?

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  65. Ametia says:

    Cuban Missile Crisis 50 year anniversary LYBIA!!!

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  66. Here we go! Go, Mr President!

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  67. ThinkProgress‏@thinkprogress

    On CNN, @AriFleischer is pretty sure Romney will pray before the debate. He’s not sure about Obama.

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    Good grief! The ignorance never ends!

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  68. Ametia says:

    HERE WE GO FOLKS! 2 MINUTES AND COUNTING

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  69. Ametia says:

    Colin Powell: “C’mon Mitr, THINK!

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  70. This sign was seen in Washington D.C., where it looks like Romney will lose the vote: http://huff.to/RqBB0X
    Photo Credit: Michael Grass

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  71. A Comprehensive Timeline Of Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Positions During The Campaign

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/22/1054581/a-comprehensive-timeline-of-mitt-romneys-foreign-policy-positions-during-the-campaign/

    Mitt Romney has spent considerable effort trying to avoid foreign policy and national security this campaign season. But when he’s had to engage, he’s forced to strike a delicate balance between satisfying his neocon advisers and right-wing war base on the one hand — while speaking to the rest of the country, which has no appetite for the militaristic Republican policies that have plagued this country since 2001, on the other.

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  72. GOP Rep Upset Obama ‘Waited 4 Minutes’ To Call Libya Attack An ‘Act Of Terror’. http://thinkprogress.org/tag/intelligence/

    Bush’s Seven Minutes of Silence

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  73. President Obama: Please proceed, Governor.
    Mitt Romney: Candy, I want to make sure we get that for the record.

    Get the transcript: Mitt Romney and the Republican Party’s antipathy toward reality

    MR. ROMNEY: I — I — I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Get the transcript.

    MS. CROWLEY: It — he did in fact, sir.

    So let me — let me call it an act of terrorism — (inaudible) —

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy? (Laughter, applause.)

    MS. CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror.

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  74. “Please proceed, Governor”….

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  75. Ametia says:

    UPDATED: What Everyone Should Know About The Benghazi Attack

    Six weeks following the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya, many questions remain regarding the nature of the attacks, what the Obama administration knew and when, and the way that knowledge was delivered to the public. Adding to that confusion is the GOP’s desire to politicize the issue in the run-up to the presidential election.
    Mitt Romney was widely scorned for criticizing Obama in the assault’s immediate aftermath for allegedly sympathizing with the attackers. But days later, Romney, his allies and other pundits found an opening to again criticize the administration. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice claimed that the attack in Libya was an outgrowth of the protests in Cairo against an anti-Muslim film. But the administration’s story soon changed.

    This shift in story — while always likely given the nature of intelligence — launched a new round of condemnation against Obama. Accusations and speculation of administration lies and cover-ups have been the major focus of the narrative since then.
    But the reality is much more nuanced than what the built-up narrative suggests. The following is a timeline of not the attack itself, but the response to it, by the Obama administration, Mitt Romney’s campaign and the right-wing:

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/15/1014241/timline-benghazi-attack/

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  76. Ametia says:

    How Mitt Romney’s Latest Attack On Libya Is Falling Apart
    By Judd Legum on Oct 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Read on: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/20/1054141/how-mitt-romneys-latest-attack-on-libya-is-falling-apart/

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  77. Ametia says:

    Mitt Romney’s foreign policy follies
    by Jon Perr-Daily Kos

    Snip

    As the presidential candidates prepare for their third and final debate on Monday, recent polling suggests Mitt Romney has cut into President Barack Obama’s sizable lead on foreign policy issues. But if his demagoguery on China (where he apparently still profits from his portfolio of Bain investments) and Libya (where he accused the president of “empathizing” with the attackers) has fueled that uptick, Romney’s laughably long list of foreign policy flip-fops, flubs and follies may come back to bite him. As it turns out, the man who got a “Four Pinocchio” rating for his repeated claims that Obama apologizes for America has a lot to apologize for.

    Romney Opposed U.S. Strikes Against Bin Laden in Pakistan. In December, Romney brushed off Chuck Todd’s suggestion that Obama deserved credit for ordering the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden:
    Snip

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/21/1147216/-Mitt-Romney-s-foreign-policy-follies

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  78. Ametia says:

    Steve Benen agrees: “Over the weekend, however, the Republican’s entire line of criticism started to unravel.” http://on.msnbc.com/QNAfvH

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  79. Ametia says:

    More than two-thirds of al Qaeda’s top leaders have been eliminated under President Obama, and Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice.

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