Apparently Barack Obama can't tell the American people the truth about Benghazi, but he can answer Kerry Ladka's question ... after the most recent Town Hall Debate, moderated by Candy Crowely of CNN:
Q: This question actually comes from a brain trust of my friends at Global Telecom Supply in Mineola yesterday. We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?
Despite professional spin, the unanswered question was not whether Barack Obama uttered the words "act of terror" in the Rose Garden.
He can pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which gives employed women more time to sue over claims of inequality; but his own former economic adviser, Christina Romer said : "I felt like a piece of meat", and former White House Communications Director, Anita Dunn said "This place would be in court for a hostile workplace. ... Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women"; female staffers are paid 18 percent less than male staffers in the White House; and 780,000 women have lost their jobs under Obama.
Our President can pander to people of color with campaign productions like African-Americans for Obama. Yet under his governance, the interests of black people are less controlling, indicators like wealth and wages are down, and unemployment is up.
He can take credit for increased drilling. Meanwhile, since the end of the Bush Administration the numbers of permits for drilling on public lands is down 39 percent.
He can crown himself Supporter of the Coal Mining Industry, in spite of saying this: "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted." Coal Miners say Barack Obama needs to stop dissembling about his Administration's policies.
Post Constitutional acts licensed solely through the executive branch on immigration and welfare waivers complement the indifference, albeit for law, displayed for the American people and his opponent in the Denver Debate.
Progressives, like Ellen Barkin have suggested that facts don't matter to these groups. That is, if they support Former Governor Mitt Romney. Progressive women are lending their celebrity to ads that reduce women to whatever services are available at Planned Parenthood.
On a more serious note, other Barack Obama supporters are threatening the life of Governor Mitt Romney on TWITTER. That is, apparently, a reflection of the confidence their candidate is inspiring by his debate performance.
This raises another question: Can Barack Obama convince middle income people that he will help them out of the hole where Vice President Biden says they're buried, given that the next debate pertains to foreign policy? And, if he can't, maybe Americans need to hear Barack Obama describe when he was President ... outside the White House after Nov 6.