#WhatDoesItMatter

I commend to your attention this piece in The American Thinker concerning Hillary Clinton’s outburst “What difference — at this point — does it make?”

The simple question Senator Johnson revived gained a fever pitch of relevance when President Obama went on television, and to the United Nations, to condemn an anti-Islamic video which by that time he had to know was in no way related to the attacks.  (See here.)  And of course the precise context which heightened the relevance of this “video protest” lie was on display when, during a debate, Obama refused to answer questions about what he had done to help the Americans under attack, instead glaring condescendingly at Mitt Romney while delivering a carefully prepared (and frequently repeated) diatribe about his supposed “three orders,” none of which addressed the actual question as to what he had done during the assault to rescue the victims.

We now know, through Leon Panetta, The President of The United States, The Commander-in-Chief, the only person on the planet that could have authorized American troops into Libya, was nowhere to be found after a 30 minute meeting with SecDef Panetta where the president was told of the attack in Benghazi.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday revealed he personally broke the news to President Obama that the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack last yearbut he and the president didn’t speak the rest of the night as the assault on the compound unfolded.
Remember: The President of The United States is the only person that can order troops into another country in an emergency like this. All the talk of orders to “stand down” at the airbase in Italy are meaningless without understanding this point. A general cannot order troops into another country- only the president can. But instead, this president went to bed.

This is an outrage. It is also outrageous that Mrs. Clinton would stall the Congressional hearing  that wants to get to the truth of the matter and then, when she finally appears before the committee, claims “What difference — at this point — does it make?”

If anyone would have used that line, say, after the Sandy Hook attack- “What difference — at this point — does it make?”- people would be gathering their pitchforks.

You see, “What difference — at this point — does it make?” is not an excuse: It’s a strategy.
12. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable or haven’t you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Favorable            61%    27%    91%    59%    53%    68%    54%    93%    72%
Unfavorable          34     68      5     35     42     27     40      4     22
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      3      5      4      4      4      3      6
REFUSED               1      2      -      2      2      1      2      -      -

*****
As you can see, Mrs. Clinton enjoys some favorable numbers- even after her testimony. But look at this:

31. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense, 
or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              21%     6%    40%    17%    21%    21%    20%    33%    19%
Disapprove           20     37      4     20     23     17     24      2     10
No opinion           58     57     55     62     55     61     56     64     71
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1      -
Most people don't have a clue this guy is anti-Israel. Most have No Opinion.

This is how Mrs. Clinton's strategy takes hold: uninformed voters kept uninformed by a media that refuses 
to report the news when it hurts the president. Or when Americans die from complete neglect.
32. Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama's nomination of John Kerry to be Secretary of State, 
or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Approve              49%    25%    71%    49%    47%    51%    47%    68%    54%
Disapprove           20     40      4     21     23     18     24      5     11
No opinion           30     34     24     29     29     31     29     28     35
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      1      -      -      -      -
How could 30% not have an opinion of John F. Kerry? Don't they know he was in Viet Nam? I think the answer 
lies in the demographic of this poll.

PARTY IDENTIFICATION

Republican                 24%

Democrat                   33

Independent                34

Other/DK/NA                 9

 

They have the Democrats at +9– they are interviewing a generation of people that are too busy texting their American Idol vote to be bothered with some nitwit pollster asking them about stupid stuff like the future of their country.

When it all comes tumbling down there are going to be a whole lot of people starving to death because they don’t know how to open a tin can.

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