David Gregory, sans illegal gun magazine, provided the type of softball interview we all expected. He started off by allowing (NMP) Obama the opportunity to bloviate, lie, stretch the truth, and blame Republicans regarding the fiscal cliff, along with yammer about a balanced approach (which he did not offer, nor would the Democrat controlled Senate allow a vote on). Then we get
(MSNBC) PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, David, I think anybody who was up in Newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that, you know, something fundamental in America has to change. And all of us have to do some soul searching, including me as president that we allow a situation in which 20 precious small children are getting gunned down in a classroom. And I’ve been very clear that, you know, an assault rifle ban, you know, banning these high capacity clips, background checks, that there are a set of issues that I have historically supported and one will continue to support.
It was a horrible tragedy, yet, I feel no need for soul searching. It’s not my fault. But, of course what Obama means is finding ways to disarm the law abiding civilians. Even though the assault rifle ban would not have banned the Bushmaster .223 used in the massacre. Connecticut already had one in place.
High capacity magazines? The Newtown shooter, like the Aurora nutjob, had more than plenty of time to change out low capacity mags because there was no one there to take either out, being a gun free zone, at least till the police showed up.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: …so the question is are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through Congress. I’d like to get it done in the first year. I will put forward a very specific proposal based on the recommendations that Joe Biden’s task force is putting together as we speak. And so this is not something that I will be putting off. But…
Who wants to bet the proposal will look eerily like Diane Feinstein’s? I wonder if Obama will take credit for it?
Over to Benghazi
Some individuals have been held accountable inside of the State Department (by being given different jobs in State) and what I’ve said is that we are going to fix this to make sure that this does not happen again, because these are folks that I send into the field. We understand that there are dangers involved but, you know, when you read the report and it confirms what we had already seen, you know, based on some of our internal reviews; there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don’t have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies.
Got that? The whole FUBAR that led to 4 Americans, including our Ambassador, being murdered by Islamist jihadis was “just some sloppiness.” Despite screams from Ambassador Stevens and security folks for more security, which were denied. Multiple attacks on our consulate since early in 2012. Credible threats. The Brits pulling out of Benghazi because of the increasing danger and attacks from jihadis, including an assassination attempt on their ambassador. And it being 9/11. Just sloppiness, like spilling milk on the kitchen floor.