Rush on Benghazi: Obama admin may be covering up their own incompetence and disinterest


Earlier today we learned that the CIA head in Libya basically told the administration that the Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack.

McClatchy also reported today that the story coming out of the White House on what happened in Benghazi actually changed 3 times – from a terrorist attack to a protest/video and then back to a terrorist attack. In that report they also suggest that the reason the administration changed the story was to try and cover up for the fact that the toppling of Gaddafi led to the spread of Al Qaeda in Libya and Northern Africa.

So in short, two pretty big stories have come out today exposing more about what’s really going on with Benghazi and the White House. And that’s where this commentary by Rush picks up.

Rush argues that while the administration may be covering up these 2 issues, they may also be covering up for gross incompetence and disinterest.

Basically, Rush points out that while Obama’s Hollywood supporters might support socialism and things of that nature, they won’t put up with a president who puts his own fundraising and enjoyment above national security. Remember where he went right after the terrorist attacks? Vegas, to do a fundraiser with Jay-Z and to sit down with Leno. And Rush says this may be what they are really trying to cover up.


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  • JeffWRidge

    I can’t get the video to work.

    • It’s fixed now.

      • JeffWRidge

        Thank you.

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  • elvisnixoncom

    Where Is Call For Jihad Against Chris Matthews Sharia Slander?

    Our President, Barack Hussein Obama, spoke out vigorously against any “slander” of the man Mr Obama invariably refers to as “The Prophet” Mohammed.

    We have been lectured by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that any speech offensive to Muslims will not be tolerated and that First Amendment notions must give way to the sensitivities and political correctness of multiculturalism.

    Where are the cries from the White House against the “Islamophobia” of Chris Matthews?

    Where is Congressman Keith Ellison? Congressman Ellison refused to swear his oath of office on a Bible and did so on a Koran. Is Mr Ellison outraged by the offensive manner in which liberals refer to the law of his Koran?

    In nationally broadcast remarks Democratic commentator Matthews disparaged the Romney/Ryan position (and that of the Roman Catholic Church/Evangelical Christians) as “sharia.

    This was intended as an insult.

    The Left is denigrating Islam and Islamic law- are they not?

    The Left argues that being Pro Life is absurd and “intolerant” and in that context refersto those who oppose abortion and Planned Parenthood as engaging in “Sharia”

    This is not a rare instance. Michael Brown reports

    “In comments made before the presidential debate this past Tuesday, Chris Matthews claimed that Gov. Romney’s position on abortion was “almost like Sharia,” stating, “You’re saying to the country, we’re going to operate under a religious theory, under a religious belief.” In doing so, Matthews repeated the common leftwing libel that conservative moral principles with a basis in religious beliefs are equivalent to radical Islam.
    In May, Rev. Billy Graham took out full page ads in North Carolina newspapers stating in part, “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment.”
    Gay activist Wayne Besen responded by asking, “Do we now make our civil laws based upon Christian Sharia?”

    So anyone who fails to heartily endorse the radical homosexuals is a Taliban?

    “.. if you argue that a baby in the womb, upon conception, is entitled to personhood status, you are espousing a position “almost like Sharia,” which Matthews sums up by exclaiming, “This is extremism!” Indeed, for Matthews, in the early stages of pregnancy, we are certainly not dealing with a baby in the womb, let alone “a fetus,” but “rather an egg that had just been fertilized, right after sex, if you will.”
    So, the high regard for life and the protection of the innocent that fuels the Republican platform on abortion is nothing more than Sharia-like extremism..”

    Please note Chris Matthews and the homosexuals use “sharia” as indicia of something palpably awful.

    Where are the cries of outrage from Obama?

  • deeme

    He still has no interest over a month later..Calling their deaths not optimal…and saying they’re going to fix it, tells me he does not understand the scope of his job and how many years we have been fighting these “terrorists” and there is no easy fix..For him to say we are going to fix it tells me he is delusional..and lying..Does anyone think he’s going to fix it..?? When Clinton said he looked like he was going to cry , I thought maybe , but not for the guy asking the question…just for his own chances going down the drain..How little of a conscience do you have to have to go to a fundraiser in Las Vegas ,of all places ,days after one of your best, gets murdered..?? Then to make up something in hopes it will be swept under the rug…That’s it , it almost worked,The MSM ignored it, two things happened to change all that Libya told the truth, and Counter Intel , Romney and conservative radio and television stayed on the story..telling the truth..

  • aZjimbo

    There is no doubt there is more to this story than being told by the lying regime. I feel sorry for the mess that Mitt is going to have to take over in Jan 13.

    • conservocop

      I believe he knows fullwell the extent of the mess he will inherit and is anxious to tackle all this head on. You can sense this in the energy he has exhibited in these last weeks as he is beginning sense he may be victorious.

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  • AlabamaPatriot2

    A very salient point: are the Bozo’s in this administration smart enough to cover up their own incompetence?

    Methinks not.

    • WordsFailMe

      Each one sincerely believes he/she is covering up the incompetence of the other one. It’s like a three-legged race for Democrats only.

  • Nukeman60

    I’m starting to believe that the Muslims in the Middle East never heard about “the video” until the Obama Administration told them about it with the initial apology. Once hearing about it, they could say (much like Obama thought), “Hey that’s a good excuse. Let’s use it”.

  • WordsFailMe

    I think reason the apology went out from the Democratic Ambassadorial Stooge in Egypt so quickly was to try to cover up the fact the the Egyptian Protesters were demanding the release of the Blind Shiek from US prisons.

    Hussein Obama does not want Americans to know that the Muslim Bother-Hoods he is bringing into the WH are negotiating a huge, Muslim propaganda coup and further demonstration of American cowardice and weakness in the face of the GREAT LIE–Islam.

    Obama’s grinding repetition of the video as the cause of the riots and his continuing apologies were meant as a signal to the Muslim hardl ine, hard heads to “keep a lid on it,” that he needs more time. He was asking brother Muslims to be “flexible” until after the election…

  • What was Crowley doing with the rose garden transcript in the first place because when Romney accused Obama about Libya Obama yell Crowley read the transcript Sounds like it was preplanned to me.

    • sjmom

      I think someone here at RS told me it was through Axelrod which makes her part in this worse.

  • sjmom

    Benghazi gate gets worse by the day and the evidence continues to mount that Obama knew it was a terrorist attack. I saw Mike Baker, a former CIA agent, on Fox today and he said if the station chief knew then Langley knew and the WH knew. He also mentioned the NSA and that’s Clapper. I have a very bad feeling about Clapper who not that long ago testified before Congress the Brotherhood is a secular group. I’d like to see Clapper before Congress again.

    • Rshill7

      I’d like to see Clapper in the crapper, along with Joe and O’.

      • sjmom

        Won’t be long before they are all gone but I don”t want the investigation to stop just because they are out of office.

  • I think without a doubt Rush is correct.

  • It wasn’t just that O went to fund raise when there was a crisis…….it’s that when they first heard that the Embassy was under attack they didn’t send any help. The ex-Seals held out for 12 hours…..12 HOURS…..yet the O administration didn’t make one phone call to send in reinforcements to help the people there. Instead…..O went to bed.

    I ask you….whose side is he on? Sure isn’t America’s.

  • Doesn’t anybody think it’s odd that we haven’t heard a word about any of this from General David Petraeus, who is the Director of the CIA??? Not, one, word. Something tells me you don’t want to throw this guy under the bus because he’ll know how to hurt you bad. Obama and Biden had better walk very softly here, because I think the CIA is already starting to leak information to the press showing that the administration knew more than it said. It won’t be long before a document is “leaked” by the CIA showing that information was sent directly to the White House, and then Obama and Biden are cooked.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I don’t understand why this doesn’t end his Presidency, let alone his campaign. There is so much wrong with all of this now and they are guilty as sin.

  • 12grace

    Benedict Arnold has nothing on obama. obama has American blood on his hands.

    Great job from Rush bringing this to our attention.

  • 2besusie

    What Rush describes encapsulates the Obama attitude towards “presidentin”. I think this disinterest is symptomatic of Obama’s entire term. He farmed out the health care bill to Reid and Pelosi. He ignored the recommendations of his own Simpson-Bowles committee. He skipped over half of his security briefings. He has no working relationship to speak of with anyone in Congress. He does not work the phones. He does not hold private meetings with world leaders when the UN is in session. The list could go on.

    All the real work of the presidency has been sacrificed for date nights, parties and concerts with Hollywood elites, golf, vacationing and the all important fundraising. If there are no adoring fans to tell him how great he is, he’s just not all that interested.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Yeah, this relates to some questions a few of us raised back at the time when it became clear we — as a country — were going after removing the Gadfly from power in Libya. I know there were quite a few of us who questioned the logic of removing the enemy of our enemy from his position; as much as we’re loath to admit it, the Gadfly had quite a bit of success in keeping his little corner of the world off our radar.

    Such is life, I guess.

  • hbnolikeee

    I don’t they believe that it is incompetence. There is too much ego to allow such thoughts.

    It is the major failed policy which was the ONLY thing that everyone thought was at least being somewhat addressed. Finding out that that’s not the case flushed that lie down the toilet leaving nothing to point to in the plus column.

  • I think Obama stoked up trouble and demonstrations by mentioning the video over and over again, was this on purpose to distract from their incompetence.

  • This is another place where the Leftist/Marxist idea of “America–bad” is not consistent with securing our country and our interests. They need a good perspective of history. The ME is in flames because Preezy has not learned the lessons of history and he thinks that The culprits are the victims.

  • bobemakk

    It is not a cover up, IT’S A TOTAL LIE. Obama is destroying US. Rush is always right.

  • seems theres been Un-American activity been going on around here. obama and his bunch of criminals should make all Americans vomit.

    tea party express
    thank Rush, your a super American patriot!