Bill Press, Benghazi and ‘the rest of story’
May 16, 2014 12:00 AM | 1279 views | 5 5 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

In the Bill Press column “GOP playing politics with Benghazi,” we have yet another example of a liberal not providing “the rest of the story.” Press said:

• “over 8 million people had signed up (for Obamacare), 80 percent of whom had already paid their initial premiums.” Rest of the story: 20 percent have not paid their premium, which means only 6.4 million at best are signed up for health care, not 8 million (and that’s without removing the duplicate registrations).

• “Obamacare was no “government takeover” of health industry. In fact ... insurance companies were making record profits.” Rest of the story: Higher premiums plus higher deductibles equal Record profits for insurance companies.

• “There have already been ... over 25,000 pages of documents released by The White House.” Rest of the story: The White House shared a ton of documents but unfortunately none of the 25,000 pages included Ben Rhodes’ email or anything else that might shed light on all the unanswered questions that still surround Benghazi.

• “Ambassador Rice simply relayed early reports by U.S. intelligence that what happened in Benghazi ... had indeed been triggered by anger over an anti-Islam video produced in the U.S.” Rest of the story: General Robert Lovell, Director of Intelligence in the Middle East at the time, has recently testified that we knew within three hours that “this was a hostile action and not a demonstration gone awry”).

• “Our sole mission now should be to track down those responsible.” Rest of the story: Back in May 2013, the FBI said they identified five suspects in the Benghazi attack but as of today, there has been nobody brought to justice by this Administration.

After 20 months, why is a POTUS that “personally” hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden unable to bring a low-level al-Qaida operative to justice?

Craig Stack

Marietta

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CobbCoGuy
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May 16, 2014
As expected, not one of you specifically addressed, or countered, any of the bullet points.

Here are some RCP Averages for today:

Direction of Country:

Right Direction 28.0

Wrong Track 63.3

Obama Job Approval:

Approve 44.0

Disapprove 51.5

Approval of Health Care Law:

For/Favor 41.4

Against/Oppose 51.2

Methinks Craig Stack is on to something.
Red Westside
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May 19, 2014


• "“over 8 million people had signed up (for Obamacare), 80 percent of whom had already paid their initial premiums.” Rest of the story: 20 percent have not paid their premium, which means only 6.4 million at best are signed up for health care, not 8 million (and that’s without removing the duplicate registrations)."

6.4 million paid sign ups. That's 6.4 M that won't be a drain on everyone else.

• "“Obamacare was no “government takeover” of health industry. In fact ... insurance companies were making record profits.” Rest of the story: Higher premiums plus higher deductibles equal Record profits for insurance companies.""

Obama didn't raise the premiums nor the deductibles. Insurance companies did that. They have been doing that regularly without Obama. Obama did not raise rates.

• ""“There have already been ... over 25,000 pages of documents released by The White House.” Rest of the story: The White House shared a ton of documents but unfortunately none of the 25,000 pages included Ben Rhodes’ email or anything else that might shed light on all the unanswered questions that still surround Benghazi.""

It was a terrorist attack. Four Americans were killed on foreign soil. Why weren't you blaming Bush for the 911 attacks that happened in the US where we have lots of troops on the ground?

• "“Ambassador Rice simply relayed early reports by U.S. intelligence that what happened in Benghazi ... had indeed been triggered by anger over an anti-Islam video produced in the U.S.” Rest of the story: General Robert Lovell, Director of Intelligence in the Middle East at the time, has recently testified that we knew within three hours that “this was a hostile action and not a demonstration gone awry”)."

Obama called it a terror attack the morning after it happened in the rose garden.

• "“Our sole mission now should be to track down those responsible.” Rest of the story: Back in May 2013, the FBI said they identified five suspects in the Benghazi attack but as of today, there has been nobody brought to justice by this Administration."

There was one guy that Bush was supposeed to hunt down. He wasn't able to find Osama bin Laden. Obama got him though.

"After 20 months, why is a POTUS that “personally” hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden unable to bring a low-level al-Qaida operative to justice?"

Because other people are hiding them. bin Laden hid a long time.
just sayin
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May 16, 2014
So much typical right wing nonsense, nobody has ever suggested that POTUS "personally" hunted down and killed Osama Bin Laden. He did however issue the order for Navy Seals to attack what was believed to be Bin Laden's compound. Had the attack failed, had the Navy Seals been captured or killed or Bin Laden not been there, the Republicans would have been dancing in the streets. Obama took the calculated risk and succeeded and left the Republicans to whine, lick their wounds and try to claim credit.
Rest of the Story
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May 16, 2014


- Obamacare is a success. All but right wing dead enders continue to attack.

- Economy has recovered 9 million private sector jobs, 1.5 million more than were lost under Bush. No help whatsoever from Republicans.

- Wall Street loves recovery. Market hits new highs.

All that's left for Obama haters are these pitiful rantings about non-scandals.

No "there" there
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May 16, 2014
It's time you stopped crying wolf, there is nothing new here but tea party talking points. Now move on to Braingazi where maybe you have a chance to help Karl Rove damage Hillary.
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