Obama Spokesman Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi Is Only an Issue Because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Updates)

Stephanie Cutter is President Obama's deputy campaign manager. On CNN today, she said this:

CUTTER: The entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

A few minutes later, she doubled down.

Don't we deserve facts from the sitting president, who accused Romney of "firing first and aiming later" before engaging in a disinformation campaign against the American people?

Stephanie Cutter ought be fired immediately. She won't be, which will reinforce the case against this administration's credibility on, well, pretty much everything.

More: Obama for America triples down.

Update: Cutter's remark was evidently a planned strike, and as one tweep suggested, a go-sign for the MSM to now hound Romney and Ryan on Libya to distract from the ongoing examination of what happened. Her remark and the strategy itself are also revealing: The Obama campaign really sees Benghazi as merely a political issue, not a national security or truth issue.

Some things are bigger than politics. Unless you work for Barack Obama.