(Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Harry Reid has turned the English language inside out and tied it in a knot. White is black. Positive is negative. Pain is pleasure. Right is wrong.
His latest outrageous statement — atop claiming Mitt Romney did not pay income taxes for 10 years and demanding he release more tax returns while refusing to release any of his own, chiding him on the floor of an empty Senate chamber for truthfully saying 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and then saying Romney has sullied the Mormon religion they share while Reid condones abortion and gay marriage — takes the cake. Why, it takes the whole darned bakery and year’s worth of sugar and flour.
According to Politico, Reid now is accusing Romney and other administration critics of playing politics for criticizing the administration’s bungling, dissembling, misdirection, misinformation and lies about the circumstances surrounding the attack on the consulate in Libya that left four dead.
“I am deeply concerned about recent attempts to politicize the tragic events in Libya a few weeks ago,” Reid was quoted as saying. “It is sad and disappointing that some seem more focused on trying to score cheap political points than on mourning the loss of Ambassador Stevens and the three other State Department employees who were brutally murdered. Instead of pointing fingers through unfounded partisan attacks, we should focus on bringing to justice those who carried out this attack and ensuring that those who serve at our embassies are safe.”
He accuses others of trying to score cheap political points when it was the administration that was dealing political cards on the coffins of slain Americans in a blatant attempt to cover up its incompetence and lack of attention to intelligence reports and taking fundamental security measures on 9/11.
Five days after the attack by at least two prongs of organizers militia carrying RPGs, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was still claiming the whole thing was an unanticipated and spontaneous public reaction to a YouTube video. It took nearly a week, in the face of overwhelming evidence and intelligence reports, for the administration to say “new information” that had been reported in the press every day indicated “it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”
Despite this “evolving” set of “facts” Harry was quoted as saying, “I have been briefed in detail, am fully satisfied with the briefings I have received and have full confidence that the FBI, our intelligence agencies, and our State Department are acting as rapidly and effectively as possible.”
In Harry’s world — the amen corner of the Democratic pews — it is cheap politics to point out the president and his minions are lying for the political purpose of trying to hide their incompetence and the utter failure of his foreign policies that have made the world more dangerous for Americans, not safer as he claimed in his radio address a week before the attacks.
Since Harry obviously gets no information aside from the administration’s briefings and Democratic daily talking points memo, here is a snippet from a recent Investor’s Business Daily editorial that summarizes the facts as opposed to the spin:
“Fox News announced Thursday that intelligence sources confirmed the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and al- Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb were probably behind the strike.
“‘No one,’ a source told Fox News, ‘believed that the mortars, indirect and direct fire, and the RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) were just the work of a mob — no one.’
“Yet Obama sent forth Rice to tell NBC News on Sept. 16 that ‘putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo; almost a copycat of — of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video.’
“That was a lie agreed upon, as were daily press briefings at which White House press secretary Jay Carney argued in the days after the attack that the violence was linked to an Internet video that ridiculed Islam — until he told reporters on a plane it was ‘self-evident’ that it was terrorism a day after National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen told senators on Sept. 19 that it was terrorism.
“Even as the narrative was being corrected and the yarn about spontaneous outrage was unraveling before his eyes and ours, Obama devoted five minutes of his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday to what he called a ‘crude and disgusting video’ that insulted Islam.“The threat of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon got all of a minute and 32 seconds.”