This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) weighs in on recent CNN reporting that North Carolina has now moved from a "toss up" to leaning towards Mitt Romney.
"CNN is entitled to their opinion, but we don't agree," Rep. Wasserman Schultz says. "We're confident that our ground game is going to carry President Obama to victory."
Wasserman Shultz also responds to a video tape of Patrick Moran, son of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), in which he details a scenario to commit voter fraud. Patrick was forced to resign from his dad's campaign after the video's release.
"It's just indefensible," Wasserman Schultz says. "That's one person who was quickly taken out of the campaign and we stressed our commitment that there's no tolerance for voter fraud."
The DNC chair also weighed in on controversial rape comments from Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. She questions Mitt Romney's support for Mourdock/
"Women should be very concerned about whether or not Mitt Romney would be supportive of their health," Wasserman Schultz says.
See more clips below. Rush transcript available after the jump
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SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: Back to our STARTING POINT this morning, the battle for the White House is being waged in a shrinking number of states now. President Obama and Mitt Romney touring those crucial battleground states; they're trying to get out every last vote. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. It's nice to see you this morning. Thank you for talking with us. Appreciate it.
REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, (D-FL) CHAIR, DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE: Thanks, Soledad.
O'BRIEN: All right, let's first talk about President Obama, who was on NBC's "Rock Center" last night and he was asked about how close this race is and he said this.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: You guys have some short memories. Folks in your business were writing me off a year ago, saying there's no way I would win, right? So, you know, these things go in ebbs and flows. And the one thing I've tried to always be is just steady, in terms of what I believe in, who I'm fighting for and, you know, I think that one of the qualities I bring to bear in this campaign is people see what did I say I was going to do in 2008, and what have I delivered, and they can have some confidence that the things the I say, I mean.
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O’BRIEN: CNN has just changed North Carolina as a toss-up state to now a lean Romney state. And our sources tell us that the Obama campaign officials think North Carolina is moving out of reach as a possibility, sort of a path for winning that. Where does the campaign stand, considering how tight this is in that particular leaning column for that state?
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Well, we've been - first of all, CNN is entitled to their opinion.
O’BRIEN: Why, thank you.
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: But we don't - we don't agree. We know, particularly in North Carolina, remember, our convention was in Charlotte, North Carolina. We planted a flag there and have had a really strong organization, ground game, that we're executing, because early voting has begun there. And we were there from the beginning of the 2008 campaign and have never left. So we're very confident in the grassroots strategy that we have all across the country, but particular in North Carolina. We've done tremendously well in voter registration and now in turnout.
Now, just in general, I would agree with the president, this election, we always knew was going to be tight. We knew it was going to be close. And our plans and the way we've structured this campaign has been such that we're focused on executing the largest, most significant grassroots presidential campaign that really has ever been waged. And so through early voting, and cutting the Republicans' advantage, which is their traditional advantage in absentee ballot requests, getting voters turned out, really hundreds of thousands of door knocks and phone calls, we're confident that our ground game is going to help to carry President Obama to victory.
O’BREIN: Let me bring John Berman in for one second because we have reports that the Romney campaign has been closing up shop in that state, correct? I mean, haven't they said that they're so confident - I would think that if I heard my competitor felt so good about his chances that he's closing up his campaign shop, because they feel that that's a win -
JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR, "EARLY START": Well, they're not going to campaign in a state where they don't think they need to push him over the top. And we got a report today, they're kind of mocking President Obama for not going to North Carolina. There will be Republicans on a tarmac in North Carolina as President Obama flies ahead going from Florida to Virginia today.
But I don't think either Democrats, with my apologies to the chairman, or Republicans right now think that North Carolina is seriously in play. But it also is important to know that President Obama doesn't need North Carolina to win. It is not a key part of their equation.
O’BRIEN: OK, let me run this videotape by you, if I can, Congresswoman. It was released by something called Project Veritas, which is a conservative group that’s headed by James O’Keefe, and this videotape shows Patrick Moran, who is a son of the Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, giving advice to an undercover reporter from this conservative group on how to cast votes for 100 people that he says weren't planning to vote. At the time, Patrick was field director for his father's re-election campaign. He has since resigned after this tape became public.
I want to play a little chunk of this and then talk about it on the other side.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now, you're going to have, you'll have somebody in house, but if they have what you feel is legitimate, they'll argue for you.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I imagine they’ll have a lawyer?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There will be a lawyer, yeah, or provided by the communities.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's got to look good.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, I think, it's going to be a matter of -
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I need to find a computer guy. That's probably my next step.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.
O’BRIEN: OK, so what do you think of that videotape?
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Oh, I mean it's just indefensible and he was right to resign. But look, the difference here is that when something like that happens, in our - on our side, first of all, that's one person, and he was quickly taken out of the campaign and we stressed our commitment to making sure that there is no tolerance for voter fraud.
But let's look at the Republican party, Soledad. In three states, the Republicans have gotten caught paying Nathan Sproul's firm for voter registration fraud. My state and Virginia and one other state where the Republicans paid a firm that was caught deliberately, fraudulently registering voters, tossing out some registrations that were Democratic voter registrations. And so the deep-seated, widespread voter fraud that the Republicans are seem to have been continuing to contract this firm for, that's what's very disturbing.
You know, isolated incidents, when they come up, they should be dealt with like this one was and there's zero tolerance for voter fraud. That's the bottom line.
O’BRIEN: I just want to read Patrick Moran, the young man in that video, released a statement to "The Washington Post". I’m going to read it, which is, "At no point," he says, "did I take this person seriously. He struck me as being unstable and joking and for only that reason did I humor him. In hindsight, I should have immediately walked away, making it clear that there is no place in the electoral process for even the suggestion of illegal behavior, joking or not."
And his father said this, "Patrick is well liked and was a well respected member of the campaign team. This incident, however, was clearly an error in judgment. The campaign has accepted Patrick's resignation, effective immediately."
I think I have time to ask you quickly about Richard Mourdock and comments on rape. How do you think it’s going to im - we were just talking about it a moment ago with Jessica Yellin. How does it impact the race, do you believe?
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Well, I think it impacts the race because it's another example of how deeply embedded the extremism is when it comes to women's health in the Republican Party, whether it's Todd Akin's comments about legitimate rape or Richard Mourdock's comments saying that a pregnancy from rape is a gift from God.
Mitt Romney, the only candidate that he’s cut a spot for, and has an ad running, is Richard Mourdock. And he's only had his spokesperson say that he doesn’t agree with his views. Even John McCain has pulled his endorsement of Richard Mourdock and says that he won’t return the endorsement unless Richard Mourdock apologizes. Mitt Romney hasn't asked Mourdock to apologize. He hasn't pulled his ad or his endorsement. And that's because Mitt Romney has said things like he would be delighted to sign a total ban on abortion.
So women should be very concerned about whether or not Mitt Romney would be supportive of their health. He's clearly, consistently, not been. He's embraced extremism when it comes to women's health, and the Richard Mourdock endorsement and ad is the latest example.
O’BRIEN: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz joining us this morning. It’s nice to see you. Thank you for your time.
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: You too. Thanks, Soledad.
They are all hacks. She says that Dems won't tolerate voter fraud while caught on tape; but argues that Romney is tolerating something he has also denied. Where did she come from ?
It's time for America to wake up. It's not about being dem or rep, it's about stopping this maniac president from doing more damage. And he will! Stop reading biased media and use independent intelligent thought. The only sensible plan that will work to fix obamas gigantic disaster he's created is the Romney plan. I'm not rep so you haters can save it! I am with the 100's of economic scientists around the globe, many from countries with no investment in US say only the Romney plan will work. Those of you who are voting Obama, I hope you also take responsibility for your actions if he wins and America collapses!
Soledad Obama has got his back
Soledad Obama has got his back. Partisan reporter promoting liberal agenda
Typical Democrat response – Ignore the point and blame it on the Republicans.
How do you know when Wasserman Schultz is lying ? Well she gives cnn an interview.
Oh, I see... unreasoned non-specific right wing rants are ok [scranton's post]... but my comment must "await moderation" ?
Women supporting Romney/Ryan & the GOP must be delusional or happy to be 2nd class citizens.
The undisguised patriarchial treatment of women, their health issues, the assumption that men know what's best for women, and the old theory of women as chattel is totally "out front" with the Republicans.
The female GOP shills, on the "political" shows- flogging the deceitful "women are more concerned about job creation" pitch [a thoroughly dis-proven by history methodology] are particularly disturbing- in a bad high-school debating way.
Wow- DWS looks like she just got kicked to the curb!!!!
She looks terrible. Constantly lying will cause loss of sleep.
They need to arrest this 'Coward OKeefe' and charge him with entrapment.
Ask the families of the 4 viciously slaughtered Americans if the Benghazi leadership failure can simply be cast aside now. Only the most cold and heartless among us could be satisfied with the Benghazi rubbish heaped upon us by Obama and his senior officials. Too many people fail to seek out both sides of the story because it takes a bit of time/effort. I can’t imagine how anyone could accept this dumbed down CNN Benghazi trash without challenge. Then there’s Miss Debbie. If you can’t see through her condescending rhetoric…..
Debbie Whatshername Schultz is and always has been unable to discern the truth from her own 'alternate reality'. President Obama lose North Carolina by five to seven points! Hey Deb–talked to Anderson lately?
Obama said, he wasn't 'personally'.....aware of any request for help in Benghazi. I don't think he's aware of ANYTHING except his own reflection in the mirror! There he goes, "Leading from behind again"! It's either blame, blame, blame or make excuse after excuse! Not personally aware? He's the PRESIDENT! Being president means more than appearing on TV shows or standing in front of Greek Columns!
Soledad, your bias is showing.
If Mitt wins this country will get what it deserves. This President has done great things for this ungrateful country. All the news are liars even the ones that are for the president. Shame on this country and its politicians. Whether he wins or loses
I am proud of our President his wife and children.
First, everyone should agree that Patrick Moran is an idiot and should be banned from politics for life! It is certainly to the Democrats credit that the matter was dealt with immediately and Moran removed. On the other side we see the GOP continuing to use lies and when caught defending them! It's a clear case of morality versus immorality. If the GOP wins this election it will be a very bad omen for the future of America and will prove that lies, ignorance, and big money can win elections!
The republicans are like the American version of the Taliban. They're living in the past while the rest of us are moving forward. Think about it. Christine O'Donnell the witch, Sarah Palin fleecing the system, Michelle Bachman the religious fanatic along with the clowns who wanted the GOP nomination. Moderates were defeated and the numbskulls from the Tea Party called the shots. Their move to the FAR right has sealed their fate. Will they learn to compromise like their colleagues of 30,40, 50 years ago? Or will they continue to be fundamentalist followers of the Bible as written by Grover Norquist? Personally, I think their ignorance will trump (no pun intended) common sense.
She's the new Baghdad Bob. Looking forward to her "We're winning" speeches all the way until Nov 6.
Don't let those right wing lies sway your vote.
We are doing better than 4 years ago, check your 401K and interest rates. I'm voting for the Democrats straight ticket.
If looking at this woman didn't convince you that she's insane; then certainly, after she started speaking, there would be no doubt.
Look at the WeAreChange video where she is confronted about Obama's Kill List and she tries to act as if she has no idea what they are talking about... but best is the pissy, INSANE look in her eyes.
You thought Hillary looked insane from time to time...this woman looks insane 24/7.
One last though, from the great Russel Means... If voting really could make a difference, it would be illegal.
Could there be a more repulsive figure physically and mentally than DWS? Not that I know of. Will absolutely lie through her teeth to protect her own power base. Will demagogue any particular issue in the most shameful way possible. The definition of a sleezy politician.
The truth about Benghazi is out? Good! But please tell me what it is.
Bingazi.why doesn't CNN report all the facts? They just report the Obama talking points.you need become real journalist
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a compulsive lying machine! This woman stated that Romney never mentioned Israel as our alley in the third debate, but was proven wrong as Romney actually mentioned Israel 14 TIMES!!! She also has been blasted by her own party for lying and no one believes a single word this woman says as factual because her track record is so tainted! Benghazi is not over and the deceit by our President and his cabinet cost those 4 Americans their lives! They could have protected them when it was requested 3 times and denied by our government!
Not even Solidad the groupie can save ol' Barry. His goose is cooked and he will be noted as the worst POTUS ever! Even worse than Carter and nobody ever thought that would be possible! Don't worry folks, President Romney will sort this mess out.
If wishful thinking counted as votes then Obama will surely win. If one is engaged in reality, however, Romney has the presidency without a doubt.. Obama is so desparate that his true personality is coming out. The shuck and jive routine is no longer working. He's becoming more militant and less classy by the day. His language and behavior is unbecoming of the office. It's all backfiring and all they can say is "we're winning" despite all the evidence to the contrary. They subscribe to the notion that if you repeat a lie often enough then people will regard it as the truth. Straignt out of the Sovietsky system. It's all for show. He got caught lying about Libya and now he's obfusgating and yelling victory – basically doing anything to distract us from the real issues. Don't worry folks, Romney will fix everything. President Romney rolls off the tongue doesn't it? Get used to it, Obama fans. Get used to it, LOL. The house of cards is falling and the hyena will no longer have anything to laugh about. The emporer is naked folks – and his name is Abu Hussein.
So the Democrats say there's no voter fraud problem? Then Ms. Wasseman says the republicans did the same thing through an independent company. Sorry, but to me an independent company (if true since she's been proven in the past to be a liar) being overzealous and using fraudulent means for voting and a "Field Director" and son of a candidate, describing and helping a voter be fraudulent are two different things. I also like how Soledad is so caring when democrats gets caught doing something unscrupulous, yet an attack dog when it's a Republican. And she thinks she's a true journalist. True Journalist's don't take sides Ms. Obrien. True Journalist's report both sides equally and without showing favoritism Ms. Obrien.
The Republican party immediately fired the registration company. I wonder what she has to say about the NAACP opening absentee ballots and committing other forms of voter fraud...she hasn't spoken out about that
O'brien you let her get away with an easy interview. Off day?
wow, so what was said by the DNC was "vote for us" "the lesser of two evils". O'brien you let her get away with an easy interview. Off day?
Just saw this pic then realized it's Halloween
It's a non issue because the man ADMITTED it was an error in judgement and resigned. Unlike the Todd Akin and Mourdock's of the Repugnant party that continue to spew garbage from their mouths attempting to color it with strong religious believes. These two idiots along with Ryan and Romney are a bunch of buffoons that DO NOT live in the Real World. They throw the word rape around like it's nothing. IT IS A CRIME people. I would like to ask Ryan if one of his lovely daughters were raped and beaten and then became pregnant, what would you do then? Hmmm....somehow I think he would feel differently then. I can assure you. They have perfect little lives and perfect little children that are always protected and go to the right schools and perfect little neighborhoods. Therefore, they do not understand about real struggles REAL Americans face everyday. GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone knows that it is the democrats that are the primary committers of voter fraud, That is why they have people like the (OFA) hanging out at the polling places. Tha is als why voter ID laws were only contested by democrats. She is so full of crap.
mY coooommmmmmmmeeent is awiating moderation.
The Epic Fail of Far Left Liberalism is the belief that the government is the end all and be all to solving all of mans problems and is responsible for taking care of all of it’s peoples needs and wants and making sure everything is “equal” (formerly known as social justice, the new code word for that is “fairness”) – keep pushing down that road and you end up at Communism, which simply doesn’t work – that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt.
Mitt Romney has no core, he has no character. He is some kind of teflon candidate, and I'd like to know why
he is so close in this race. No woman should vote for him, no humane person, no senior, in fact, no intelligent
person should vote for this man. How can you trust someone who doesn't trust us to see through his lies?
This is a man who feels absolutely entitled to the presidency, and if he gets it, it will be a tragedy. Even George
Bush had more principles. Romney has none. Why is he getting a pass on his tax returns? That's shameful.
Ms. Wasserman lies. For everyone else in the world, their career would have been over. Unfortunately, Ms. Wasserman lying is standard fare for the liberal media, particularly Soledad. The DNC Chair is a liar. She will continue to lie. Her opinion is worth nothing. She should have zero influence on any self-respecting voter. Hopefully, Ms. Wasserman will skulk back under the rock she came out from.
Poor Wasserman. Go get some rest, you look tired.
Will the real mitt Romney please stand up . Tired of this bipolo disorder .
Women should be concerned about whether Mitt Romney should be concerned about their health? What about the concern for babies born alive?
Haven't heard from lying Debbie Wasserman Schultz since her interview with Anderson Coooper when he destroyed her for lying.
Anderson Cooper has gained a lot of respect from independents like me when he called out Bambi Whaterface Shultz and later conducted an interview with a mother of one of the deceased men from the Benghazi situation. It's been refreshing to see actual journalism vs. blatant partisan leg humping.
Count your blessings.
Please take a look at Wassermans eyes!!! This babe is certainly on some kind of drugs! Is Obama feeding them to her?Remember it was told that Obama sold drugs in college, so there could be a connection. I put nothing pass this lying,fraud and evil muslim.. Betty
She's been relegated to third chair behind Mechelle and Cutter. Debs is too rational for the Obama campaign! I know that's saying a lot but it's true!
I realize Andern is middle of the road but wouldn't his fairness be appreciated over at FOX? I mean I'd love to see him offer his view on things on a show like The Five. He damn sure is a moral and ethical superior to either lying Obamaite Whores from the interview. Soledad is a complete Tool and Wasserman-Schultz would be lost without rhetorical talking points.
You don't just go around calling people liars without something to back it up. Bad form. Bad politics. It's what you guys have been doing to Obama from the very start with absolutely nothing at all as proof, so color me not surprised.
Exactly! The DNC Head – Wasserman Schultz, has been caught lying again and again (mostly on CNN of all places) and tells us that "it doesn't matter" if Democrats lie as long as it furthers their political agenda. What do Dems OR Repubs believe that the Dems put forth then? Either Dems are too dumb to realize the lies they have been subjected to or they are truly dishonest. There are no other choices. No one can take the admitted liar Wasserman Shultz or the Dem party at face value because lying and distorting is an admitted "strategy" – I'll take Romney-Ryan, thank you.
LOL. For weeks, even months, the DIMS have been snarkily posting about how voter fraud is a non issue, and that Voter ID is a solution looking for a problem. GO TO HELL. ONE AND DONE
She's still rockin' that gerrycurl I see.
Dang, even this harmless comment gets moderated.
It's really bad when voter fraud enters the equation. Maybe we should have Iran come and surpvise our election process....
The very notion that you would suggest that the repeated comments by member of the republican party denigrating women and their health issues can be resolved by an apology and very few republicans disavowing those comments is insulting and lacks even the basic components of integrity. These ideas expressed in the national party platform and by such prominent condidates is dangerous for women and America.
Wasserman-Shultz is negative, always has been and always will be. I have never heard anything positive come out of this woman's mouth... about anything. It blows my mind how the DNC use her as their mouth piece. Her boldfaced lies and negativity is hurting the re-election efforts (thank you for that). How she tries to spin is ridiculous, her statements that Gov Romney never mentioned Israel once in the third presidential debate is absurd, he mentioned Israel over 15 times. Why does she think the Jewish voters are not paying attention to this election and only paying attention to her. The current administration has been throwing Israel under-the-bus for the last 4 years. The Campaigner-in-chief reminds me of a used car saleman trying to sell me an extended warranty, we can see through it all, and I am not buying it. Honestly Debbie , maybe the under informed or overly guilt filled Jewish voter will vote for his re-election. I, for one, did not feel he was experienced enough to earn my vote in 2008 and his record speaks for itself in 2012. Aside from that, his stance on Israel is sickening to me and the middle east turmoil over the last 4 years has made Israel more vulnerable than ever. Shame on any Jewish voter who votes for this man, shame on you.
Ms. wasserman schultz is disgusting
Is there anyone more despicable than Debbie Wasseman? She is a flat out liar. Every time she opens her mouth her forked tongue spews the most vile venom it can. She does nothing but make herself look stupid and gives the Dems a bad name.
PS–Do something with your hair
Shuktz is a liar and one of the least respected Dems out there. She should resign because she is a disgrace.
Yea, Republicans have to do a whole lot more apologizing than Democrats because Democrats don't go around calling their opponents names. For four years you right wing lunatics have called for the assassination of our President, you have attacked him on his race, his religion, his birth place, his places of education as a child to an adult and you have attacked his familiy without remorse whatsoever. You have attacked every racial, religious and ethnic group in America and have wage a gender war on women and gays and lesbians. You have painted crosshairs on on a map of Congresswoman Giffords district, inspiring a deadly rampage in Arizona. You have taken rifle shots at the White House and shots at campaign offices of Democrats all across this country. You have even called for a civil war if our President is re-elected and the assault on Democrsta and Liberals across this country go on and on and on. Please take a look at your pot before you go calling the kettle black.
The issues of Todd Akin and Patrick Moran are dead issues. They have both apologized (more than any Democrat would ever do), they've attempted to explain what they meant, and the damage to their personal reputation is done. GOP members have came out against the statements and have distanced themselves from the two. Wasserman-Shultz is simply trying to keep the negativism on the GOP instead of the Administration's deceitful handling of the embassy attack.
You realize, of course, that Moran IS a Democrat, right? Well, obviously you do not, since the average drinker of the Faux News Kool-aide rarely gets by the headline on any news article, if they even leave the comic section at all.
Did you even try to read past the headline? Moran IS a Democrat. So you had the whole complaint / rant wrong. Ironically, you had a chance to rant against Acorn ad the gazillions of fraudulent votes that Democrats cast. But because you did not bother to actually read the article, you lost the chance. Priceless.
You and the GOP do not decide what issues are dead issues. In that case, the issue of Benghazi is over!
No, Benghazi will not be forgotten since the President's inaction resulted in 4 dead Americans.
@jnpa I doubt that Benghazi is over but decisions like that are above my pay grade
Benghazi is just getting started. You wish it was dead. The only thing dead is four Americans while Barry flies to fundraiser.
Really ? What you wish for and what actually happens are two intirely different things!
Bama and Billery are so deeply in the Banghazi fiasco, it will take your girl Glria Allrod to try to get 'em out.
Better luck on another subject !
I wasn't aware that Akin and Moran mking statements were even remotely in the same ballpark as a sitting President repeatedly Lying to the American People about the Terroristic Murder of 4 Americans (1 an Ambassador and 2 Former Navy Seals). I am sure to the Liberal Mind it is insignificant that Islamic Terrorism is killing Americans and that a Traitor to he Constitution and "Bill of Rights" is doing everything in his power to make hisworthless bastard of a father proud but to those of us that have a long history of service to this Once Grea Country I assure you it is of consequence. And by the way I am Not a GOPer.
So, in your pea brain .... some stupid, low grade woman's issue takes precedent over the death of 4 brave Americans? This is not tit for tat we are playing here, you nincompoop. Your man, is in the midst of the next 'Water-gate". He's going to look cool in prison stripes.
Really? People died from the Benghazi attack; And, administration officials lied about the situation. THere is NO comparision. How dare you belittle this issue and compare it to something as trivial as the AKin/Moran statements. SHAME ON YOU!!
Ah, no. Not dead issues. Sorry. You don't get to back-peddle on what were clearly misogynist statements.
This feigned outrage at what happened in Libya is ridiculous...perhaps *you* are outraged, but please recognize that the GOP politicians and those who stump for them, like CNN, aren't *actually* outraged. They know the President isn't hiding a THING. CNN has a big headline about the emails and insinuates that the President was covering up something that he simply was not, in order to create a buzz and garner ad revenue. The fact of the matter is, every single time something bad happens in the middle east, a faction comes forward and takes credit for it! Without knowing the full facts of the event, it would have been bad foreign policy for the Pres. to jump the gun and announce such an email to the American public. In addition, the GOP in Congress are the ones who *refused* to fund more security for the embassy. This are things that can simply NOT be laid at the feet of the Pres. if you're being an honest person.
We forgave Ted Kennedy (D)-MA for what he did, and he went on to become the "Lion of the Senate". Surely, we can forgive those who spoke in-artfully and apologized.
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