People tend to believe the first thing that they hear. If I tell you that the individual mandate is a penalty, and then I later tell you that it’s really a tax, you will doubt the second thing I say rather than the first, even though you’re hearing it from the same source.
So it is that people don’t seem to understand what is happening with the Obama Administration in the Middle East. The attack on Benghazi on September 11 that killed Ambassador Stevens was intelligently planned, coordinated murder. This was no spontaneous demonstration run amok. This was premeditated, cold-blooded killing.
As is to be expected, the media is partially to blame for allowing the Obama Administration to get away with their ridiculous narrative that the murder of our ambassador—an official of the Administration, no less!—was the result of protests of an obscure Youtube movie that hardly anyone had ever heard of. The fact that it was the anniversary of September 11 in an area known to have al-Queda cells was a coincidence.
But reports tell us that the Administration knew within twenty-fours what had really happened, and yet that was not enough for them to tell us the truth. For all of the finger-pointing and palaver about Mitt Romney’s condemning the President’s September 12 statement, the media outrage machine has been decidedly quiet about the President’s fundraiser in Las Vegas later that day, and about why Governor Romney did what he did: he was justified.
The media has instead chosen to spin things. Martha Raddatz had the audacity to ask Paul Ryan about Mitt Romney’s September 12 statement condemning the embassy’s response to the protests. The American people don’t need to know if the next president is a good campaigner; they need to know that the president is not lying to them! In the Vice-Presidential debate, Mitt Romney’s name was mentioned twenty times more than the man who has actually been president for four years.
This is not the first time that coordinated, well-planned violent attacks by Arab extremists have been blamed on “spontaneous” reactions to provocations. This is not the first time that America has been blamed for people wanting to destroy America.