Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Truth or Consequences

For nearly 8 years the Republican Party blocked Obama’s attempts to help the American people, while claiming to be the party of family values.
Republicans nominated Trump, and most congressional Republicans endorse his nomination until their state polls showed that most voters didn’t plan to vote for Trump, so they began withdrawing their endorsement.  Republicans have resorted to misinformation for a long time.  They say things that aren’t grounded in fact, and it has back fired on them.
In Oct. 2012, at a presidential debate, Romney asked Obama a question regarding the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
Obama replied: “The day after the attack, Governor, I stood in the Rose Garden, and I told the American people and the world that we are going to find out exactly what happened, that this was an act of terror.  And I also said that we’re going to hunt down those who committed this crime.  And then a few days later, I was there greeting the caskets coming into Andrews Air Force Base and grieving with the families.”

Romney responded: “I think it’s interesting the president just said something which is that on the day after the attack, he went in the Rose Garden and said that this was an act of terror.  You said in the Rose Garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror.  It was not a spontaneous demonstration.  Is that what you’re saying?”  

Obama: “Please proceed.”

Believing the Republican Party’s misinformation, Romney said: “I want to make sure we get that for the record, because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror.  

Obama: “Get the transcript.”  Moderator Sandy Crowley: “He did in fact, sir.”  Obama: “Can you say that a little louder, Candy?”


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