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May 9, 2013 - 9:38 am

I had mixed feelings about the Benghazi hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday.  I felt relief.  Finally the truth was coming out.  I then felt anger and betrayal.  The American press should have been on this story before the election.  Lastly, I felt sadness.  I listened as emotions poured from whistleblower’s mouths, about how the truth DOES matter.  I had it confirmed about how petty, ruthless and calculating team Obama truly is.  And I came to the realization that America has elected a man who lied to cover up his ineptitude before the election.  We elected a man who has the blood of Americans on his hands, men who died because reality didn’t fit into Barack Obama’s fantasy about the demise of radical jihadist terrorism.

Emotions were raw as the people who have been allegedly suppressed by the Obama administration finally got to tell their story about the events on September the 11th, 2012.  They, of course, had to get by Democrats on the committee.  Elijah Cummings (D-MD) uttered the most callous and ridiculous phrase, “Death is a part of life,” in his idiotic preamble.  I’d like to remind the good congressman, and any other Democrats stupid enough to hop on board this outrageous defense of the Obama administration’s folly,  that senseless death, needless death certainly is not an acceptable part of life.  And I don’t think Mr. Cummings would have the stones to utter those words to the Sandy Hook families.  Why is he so bold to do it to the families of those Americans killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi?   I guess in the case of Sandy Hook, Cummings wouldn’t be attempting to cover for an incompetent president whose foreign policy is resulting in chaos and the deaths of Americans and countless others around the globe.   But I digress.  Finally Americans heard what really happened at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi on the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.  We had it put into the record that there was never a demonstration over a YouTube video.  We had it confirmed that our government knew, that very night, that this was a planned and calculated act of terrorism.  And we now know that the administration demoted career public servants in an effort to intimidate them into silence.  Upon learning that, my emotion changed.

I was angry, damn angry.  I knew the Chicago thugs who now roam the halls of the people’s house were ruthless.  I knew that they worshiped Obama, ready willing and able to protect their deity if called upon.  I knew that they fabricated narratives out of thin air and convinced themselves and a supportive press corps that it was gospel, the gospel according to Obama.   But I never thought that the alleged, “most transparent administration in history” would stoop so low as to resort to base threats and the ruining of a public servant’s professional life, to protect their guy.  But they did.  Gregory Hicks, a veteran diplomat, told law makers yesterday that he was demoted for daring to speak out about the completely inaccurate talking points that Ambassador Susan Rice put before America on her now infamous Sunday show appearances.  After hearing that, it hit me.  We elected a man based on a lie.  We elected the architect of the “light footprint” foreign policy, a foreign policy that was crumbing around us before election 2012.   The facts were hidden from us by a sycophantic press and a calculating White House.  We can now safely conclude that the Obama political machine has infiltrated levels of our government that, under more scrupulous administrations, had been off limits to political operatives.  Once I realized the damage inflicted by the American press and this White House on our beloved country, my emotions switched again.

Living through the Carter administration, I was convinced that I had seen “as bad as America could get” in the modern age.  I was wrong.  After watching the Benghazi hearings I realized that we have three more years, absent impeachment, of this reckless, feckless president and his dangerous left-wing world view.  That fact saddened me beyond words or measure.  Iraqis have died by the hundreds since our irresponsible pull-out without a status of forces agreement.  Estimates say over 70,000 people have died at the hands of the dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria since President Obama declared that the despot’s days were numbered.  Now, Americans are dying on American soil both at home and abroad because of our President’s inability or refusal to acknowledge a terrorist threat that never ceased being real, not even for his re-election.  How much steeper a price will we Americans have to pay for re-electing Barack Obama?  How many more Americans will die needless deaths?  How many more lies will the Obama administration tell with a realistic expectation that most of the nation’s newsrooms have forgotten what the term journalism means?   I’m convinced, now more than ever, that Americans of good conscience must rise up to do whatever they can to provide a counterbalance to this extremist liberal government.

It takes more than just demonizing the productive in America, taxing the rich and creating massive unplayable entitlements and debt to be president.  It takes a moral compass, preferably a compass that isn’t pointing sharply to the left.  Founding Father John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  This may explain why our land is in such tumult and chaos during the Obama years.  The only evident principle held by the extremist liberals in the White House and their allies is the preservation of their power and ability to suckle at the public tit. That explains why the day after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, our president hopped a plane to Vegas to do a fundraiser.  There are still questions left unanswered about the second successful terrorist attack on American soil in the era of Obama (Ft. Hood was the first, though the administration calls it “workplace violence”).  What is the name of the person who changed the talking points on Benghazi, removing all mention of a terrorist attack?  Who gave the order to “stand down” to rescue teams poised to render assistance to Americans who were under attack?  And lastly but certainly not least, when Americans were dying because of his, “light footprint” policy, where was Obama?

Chris Salcedo is an experienced Hispanic journalist who has worked in the local and national media, in print, radio and television. He is also Executive Director of the Conservative Hispanic Society.

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Great piece!
Our government's response to the Benghazi terrorist attack is a national disgrace. We do not leave our fellow Americans in harms way to fend for themselves. That is not who we are as a nation.
Rep. Trey Gowdy said it best, "If anyone wants to ask what difference does it makes? It always matters, whether or not you can trust your government"
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Great article...shame most Americans are too 'busy" to read. The trash pile each generation leaves for the next to clean up is becoming insurmountable. We are on the down slide...one which may be impossible to stop.
1 year ago
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"Demise?" Hahahah. Brother, you ain't been payin' attention. According to O'Blozo's mentor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, weren't no jihadists in the first place, just chickens coming home to crap on our dirty colonialist laundry. Melissa Harris-Perry says our reaction to 9/11 was racist. This is the view of the entirety of the academic and political black Left, and Obama is the head critical race theory boob. The black Left's response to 9/11 was, "You should see it from this end."
1 year ago
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All of this information was readily available, before the election, to anyone who cared to spend 15 minutes reading. Bump that up to half an hour if they also wanted to learn about Fast and Furious. But thirty minutes is far too long for most Americans to spend in research and thought before casting their vote for President, and that's before we even start talking about the ones who can't be bothered to vote at all.

And that's why we're doomed. They system is currently set up to reward the guy that appeals most to the zero/low income voter. And that guy is never going to have good intentions.
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One of the worst aspects of this debacle is that we have given the least competent administration and national leadership in our history the greatest amount of overall power ever granted to our government. That is like adding the blasting cap to a stick of dynamite.
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Nice reflections, indeed.
But it is not an "extremist liberal government".
It is a subversive regime, it stands against Freedom and against America.

Its goal is weakening America's military and economic might, at any cost.
And they are doing it pretty well.

The opposition is playing politics against a gang that plays war.

1 year ago
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And you know what is particularly aggravating? These subversives are turning the meaning of "patriotism" on its head. It's a narrative straight out of Orwell.
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