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AMAC: The 9/11 Attack in Libya Offers the President a Way to Avoid the Issues

The Libyan controversy allows him to ignore his economic failures and lack of vision on the stump  –

BOHEMIA, NY, Oct 26 – The Libyan cover up has given President Obama an unexpected, albeit tragic, way to avoid talking about his economic failures and his lack of vision for the fiscal future of the nation, according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

“In the weeks leading up to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, the president was backed into a corner on the key issues of the presidential election campaign—the economy, the national debt, job creation, Social Security, Medicare, energy independence.  He and Vice President Biden were hard pressed to articulate their positions on these topics and resorted to attacking their opponents and the ideas they put forth for getting the country back on the road to prosperity.  But the strategy was back firing on them as polling showed,” Weber said.

“The terrorist assault in Benghazi that left four Americans, including our Ambassador, dead on the anniversary of 9/11 was indeed an embarrassment for the president.  But it was he who chose to exacerbate the tragedy by trying to cover up its significance as a foreign policy debacle that might have been prevented,” the AMAC chief noted.

“However, it gave him a breather from having to explain the financial mess he’s gotten us into and how it impacts all Americans, in particular older Americans.”

Weber pointed out that AMAC has a policy of not endorsing political candidates, but “we have an obligation to our membership to speak out when a candidate seeks to obfuscate his record and his positions on the issues.”

He said that, in speaking out, the association was not urging members to vote for Governor Romney.  “We don’t agree with all of his stated intentions either.  For example, we believe that Romney should include a private investment option in his Social Security reform proposal.  But, at least, he has articulated a clear cut plan to deal with that and the other key issues.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a chat.

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.

 

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43 Comments on "AMAC: The 9/11 Attack in Libya Offers the President a Way to Avoid the Issues"

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Debbie
3 years 10 months ago
When I was 10 years old, my grandmother told me, the government never gives you anything that someday they will not expect a return. The return will cost you more than what you received. I’m 57 years old and never forgot her words. My grandfather believed laziness was a sin that would destroy a family and ultimately the country. He never allowed any of his children nor his grandchildren to be lazy. There was always something that needed to be done around the house. We have spoiled our children by wanting them to have a better life than what we had. This included making sure they had the best of everything, even if it meant parents working two jobs to get it for them. Now they expect us to pay for their sex, whether is birthcontrol, sex changes, or gay marriage. Will your children help you in your needs when… Read more »
victoria j. garcia
3 years 10 months ago

i think we should also go after the media for holding the lie,s.

Concerned Patriot
3 years 10 months ago

It is a prettly low move to politicize this crisis. This is a time for mourning and unity not for attack propoganda.

If Obama did not pay enough attention to the crisis then you would attack him for that and call him a “Muslim”.

No matter what he can’t win with Mr. Weber or this org.

Terry Morey
3 years 10 months ago

Every issue of national importance has political repercussions. This more than most. We can, at our own peril, try to stifle discussion by claiming that anyone talking about the facts is “playing politics”, or we can try to learn all that transpired and fix the pieces of our foreign policy and military machine that are broken and allowed this to happen.

It doesn’t matter to me if you believe President Obama was seriously amiss in this or not, as long as you make a real personal effort to learn the facts before you form your decision about who is playing politics.

Dooly
3 years 10 months ago

Republicans are too cordial for their own good. If they acted like Democrats they would be worthless. The WH has done this to themselves only this time they got caught in their own web. Get off of this website. You belong with your own, not here.

A Civil Moderate
3 years 10 months ago

@Dooly:

Gee, just who are his “own”?

I have read most of the comments on this board and the lions share are anything but cordial. Many in fact downright hostile and even irrational.

There are many here who are content to post their comments only for those who are already in agreement to read. Sounds like an egotistic exercise in futility to me.

Stan
3 years 10 months ago

Somehow your comments sound neither civil nor moderate, but why not just jump into the discussion and make your points? We’d love to hear your moderate views about Mr. Obama’s economic and foreign policies.

Concerned Compassionate
3 years 10 months ago

And, just who are “my own”? Those who still belive in civility and public debate perhaps?

The lions share of comments on this board are anything but cordial. Many are downright hostile and seriously lacking of any rational thought.

But if it gives you pleasure to sound off only for those who already agree with you, then by all means, fuel your own ego.

Warren Rosenbaum
3 years 10 months ago

Obviously you didn’t see the Special Report on this issue, with actual video and a timeline sequence that totally destroys the earlier claims of the Obama administration. The factual report illuminates the lies told and the coverup to protect those in charge of their dereliction of duty that resulted in the murder of four patriotic Americans. Your handle suggests “Concerned Patriot.” If you haven’t researched this terrible tragedy, just how “concerned” are you?

v. Adamski
3 years 10 months ago

Do your homework. The facts and evidence are overwhelming that Obama know as it was happening and did nothing…!

Stan
3 years 10 months ago

I would say that he’s about as concerned and as patriotic as the mainstream media.

Stan
3 years 10 months ago

Questioning the contradictions coming out for weeks after the incident is not politicizing the crisis! And as for mourning and unity, sorry, but I don’t see any of that from the mainstream media!

Concerned Compassionate
3 years 10 months ago

You know, I am starting to conclude that any president except a Republican will draw nothing but complaints and criticism from this group no matter what he does.

If Obama did not pay enough attention to the crisis then you would attack him for not caring or for being a “Muslim”.

If he does pay attention, you will attack him for attempting to draw attention away from more “important” concerns.

He can’t win.

And, it is a prettly low move to attempt to play politics with this crisis. This is a time for mourning not for political attack propoganda.

judith m olson
3 years 10 months ago

stan: mega ditto also!!!!

Dennis
3 years 10 months ago

Why has Congress not done anything to solve the problem with the tragedy in Benghazi and the other blatant acts that President Obama has done? I think that all the FAT CATS in Washington think that we cannot do anything!
We should vote for term limits, reduce their retirement plans, put them into the social security system, medicare and the same health care, OBAMA CARE!!!

D. Zimmerman
3 years 11 months ago

When this tragedy happened and obama knew about it, he should have stayed at the white house and focused on getting some help to our people in the consulate. I simply cannot believe that he continued on with campaigning in Las Vegas and other places while people reporting to him were out telling lies about what happened and blaming some unknown video. His campaigning took priority over the lives of our brave Americans. That clearly tells me that he is not fit to be our president.

Stan
3 years 11 months ago

You’re right: he is not fit to be our president, and never has been!

PaulE
3 years 11 months ago

Obama’s priority has always been Obama since day one. This time it cost American lives.

Ray
3 years 11 months ago

Obama has Lied about so much it is time for him to be Impeached. He and His Family have wasted a lot of our Tax payers money. I can not understand why Bush is blamed for all the thing the liberals did in 2006 – 2008.

PaulE
3 years 11 months ago

Not to mention all the terrible policies put in place by Clinton in the 90’s. Democrat policies fueled the credit bubble that fed the housing bubble, that led to the financial crisis in 2008. Neither the Democrats or the liberal media want to take responsibility for their actions, so they blame Bush. It’s the old straw man play.

Tony
3 years 11 months ago

I don’t care about the political manipulation of Mr. Obama in obfuscating the issue. My concern is that 4 Americns have died while the president the all those watching have allowed to happen. This is an act of treason and needs to be addressed as such. Let us not pretend that he has nothing to do with it.
Tony

PaulE
3 years 11 months ago

If this had happened under a Republican presidency, the impeachment process would already be well under way. The double standard that exists in this country is horrible.

Paul
3 years 10 months ago

President Nixon left the White House because of Watergate. No one died there. Benghazi Gate is a lot worse I wonder when Obama is going to blame Bush for that too

v. Adamski
3 years 10 months ago

That is so true. Nixon was re-elected as watergate unfolded then was impeached. If this happens again just think who’ll be president. BIDEN! That scares me to death!!!

Stan
3 years 10 months ago

No, Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. But you’re right about Biden–scary!

Stan
3 years 10 months ago

Paul, you’re right. But the Nixon act (instigation or at the least cover up of an ILLEGAL act – break in and stealing) was criminal from a legal point of view. The Benghazi situation was irresponsible and immoral, but I’m not sure that there was an actual crime committed. Comments welcome!

Ne
3 years 11 months ago

Let us help Romney/Ryan take back our greatest country in the Universe!

PaulE
3 years 11 months ago

So the incompetent handling of the 9/11 attack on Libya and the subsequent cover-up of his decision to leave four Americans to die has allowed Obama to deflect attention from his incompetent handling of our economy. Do we see the common element here? It’s Obama’s shear incompetence and dangerous ideology. His ideology of appeasement in the area of foreign policy and his pursuit of furthering socialism in his economic transformation of this country has left us with more enemies emboldened to act against us and a weaker economy with which to fund our defense from such enemies. If people in this country have not been awoken from their apathetic stupor after all this, then we as a country are truly finished. Vote for Romney on November 6 or accept the consequences of continued apathy.

Paul
3 years 10 months ago

” Even Confucius was not advocate of peace at any price ”
Sun Tzu in The Art of War
Neville Chamberlain tried it too.

Ne
3 years 11 months ago

What saddens me is, why there are so many people do not see the negligience of this administration and to top it they still going to vote for this unknown man.

Peggy
3 years 11 months ago

What is wrong with those who will not see and still insist on voting for the unknown man?

Stan
3 years 11 months ago

Peggy, I think the answer is that far too many people cast their vote based on image. They either do not fully understand the issues or they don’t take the time to look into them. Ideologue Democrats will vote Obama, no matter what. Independents will vote to some extent based on image. Happily, Mr. Romney presents a presidential image, along with the brains and know-how to get us out of the mess we’re in!

Stan
3 years 11 months ago

I agree!

doug
3 years 11 months ago

I’m so glad it worked out for him since he screwed up the kidnapping of ambasador stevens to trade for the blind cleric.

Terry
3 years 10 months ago

Doug… Very interesting angle. I never thought of it that way. Could it be that he wanted our military to stand-down so as they could kidnap Stevens and BO comes on to be the great caring one and trade Stevens for the blind cleric? I really do believe that was the plan now. I have no doubt that BO would do that!

It also bothers me that he hides behind our college students for votes and white washes our naive young children into believing he is a very nice man. In my opinion, he is a political pedophile trying to make his mark and have these children grow up to vote only for social left issues. He is planting his seed, if you will. He even uses his own kids as examples for abortion issues. How strange is that?

v. Adamski
3 years 10 months ago

Wouldn’t put it past him OR Hillary.

Jacquie Doty
3 years 11 months ago

All comments of members deserve to be published.

3 years 11 months ago

Kindly email the comment you were trying to post to psmith@amac.us. I will try to post it myself to see if I can determine why it failed.

dee Barrons
3 years 11 months ago

I agree – Also, Collin Powells recent endorsemen of O is Black on Black

dee
3 years 11 months ago

Totally agree. Also, have a new name for his book, “Dreams of my father” should be “sins of my Father”

Nikki Grace
3 years 11 months ago

Where did my comment go?

Stan
3 years 11 months ago

I agree that the Libyan situation has allowed the president to, momentarily at least, shift from having to explain his dismal economic policies. However, how in the world will he ever be able to successfully explain his reaction to and cover up of the real situation about the Benghazi attack? Let’s face it: President Obama lives up to the saying, “Screw ups screw up.” Whether it’s on the subject of economics or about foreign affairs, this president is a “screw up.” And he’s a dishonest one at that.

Ne
3 years 11 months ago

Stan MAGA DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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