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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:28 PM
PANETTA: OBAMA ABSENT NIGHT OF BENGHAZI "Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified this morning on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=weq7hY0OhKs Panetta said that Obama left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “UP TO US.” In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:29 PM
Panetta said that, SAVE THEIR 5 O'CLOCK PRESCHEDULED MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT THE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 11, OBAMA DID NOT CALL OR COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEFENSE SECRETARY THAT DAY. THERE WERE NO CALLS ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN BENGHAZI. HE NEVER CALLED TO CHECK-IN."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/panetta-obama-absent-night-benghazi_700405.html
TRsquared Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:18 AM
HE WAS PROBABLY DOING SOMETHING MORE EMBARRASSING THAN READING TO SECOND GRADERS AND THE MEDIA/PROPAGANDIST WOULD NOT COVER IT. Or no wonder he thought it was about some video, he wasn't informed enough to know the difference between Egypt and Lybia.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...