I have always wondered why the Republican Establishment is so scared of Obama. I found my answer out yesterday. Mitt Romney rightfully condemned the US Embassy in Cairo for condemning a film that gave the Islamists a pretext to go crazy. Right away the Obama Regime took on the statement. Then the Media poured on and cried foul. Instead of standing by Mitt Romney the Republican Establishment ran away. Some in the McCain camp even attacked Mitt Romney. The GOP Establishment is afraid of Obama because they are scared of the media.
The murders of US diplomats in Libya and the attempted storming of the US Embassy in Cairo took place 56 days before the election of America’s next president.
Apparently, it is the view of much of the mainstream media and foreign-policy establishment that discussing these horrific events in the course of the presidential campaign is monstrous.
Cairo embassy personnel put out a problematic statement on Tuesday designed to mollify angry protesters upset by an anti-Islamic movie: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”
Nine hours later, the Romney campaign released a statement implicitly linking that apology to Obama’s larger foreign policy: “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
Plainly recognizing the political potency of this line, the White House quickly repudiated the Cairo statement.
Then, in the middle of the night, came word of just how horrific and deadly the killings in Benghazi had been. And also word that embassy staff had put up the Cairo statement before, not during, the attempted siege.
And so descended from On High the three horsemen of the Apocalypse, trying to bring about Foreign Policy Romneygeddon.
First were the uninhibitedly liberal media, starting with the Web site Talking Points Memo, which called Romney a liar for attacking the statement because he should’ve known about the timing of its release.