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Obama Politicizes Solemn Ceremony?


RUSH: Okay, CNN's cameras are there. The presidential podium is between four hearses.  There are four ambulances. They're waiting on the arrival of the bodies from Libya, and the doors to the back of the hearses are open.  The graphic at the bottom of the screen: "Libya Victims' Remains Returned to US."  I guess they got Obama off the campaign trail?  Wait, wait a second.  Are those the caskets?  Okay.  Those are the pedestals?  Okay.  It's at Andrews Air Force Base.  So here they come.  Holy smokes! 

Obama, Biden, and Hillary are walking in as I speak, a solemn procession, leading the way. I guess that's the ambassador's wife with Obama, Biden, and Hillary, and they're going to do, obviously, a show.  I've never seen this before.  I thought this didn't happen. They're gonna politicize this!  They are politicizing the death of the ambassador and the other three.  They're turning it into a political show.  I thought we didn't do this anymore? I thought cameras weren't allowed at Dover when military people arrive. 

Do you remember how the news media screamed bloody murder when Bush used a two-second photo of 9/11 in an ad?  How did they convince Obama to come off the campaign trail? Folks, the fact that he's doing this means that the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is full of it.  This means they've got polling that says they are in trouble.  To have to pull Obama off the fundraising trail and bring him out here to greet the return of the bodies and have a show, or a ceremony. 

I'm trying to think.

I'm trying to think...

I don't want to be caught short if this has happened before like this.  When the Challenger exploded, Reagan went to a memorial, but he didn't go to this.  They didn't have one of these.  I'm trying to think.  I don't want to get caught short on this.  Presidents have gone to funerals, right?  And they've gone to memorials.  But I don't recall this. It's being called "a ceremony to honor Libyan victims," to ensure that there's no question.  "Ceremony."  Okay.  So they're unloading the caskets now. 

I don't know. 

Couldn't they just have shown an empty chair for Obama?


RUSH: It is a "ceremony."  I guess this happens when ambassadors are slain.  Normally, just the secretary of state participates, but obviously this is being politicized.  My guess is polling... Well, I'm not even going to go there.  This is undignified enough as it is.  All I remember is that earlier this week, the media established this narrative that Romney was wrong. It was just really beneath him to politicize this. 


RUSH:  You know, I didn't hear this.  I am told that Mrs. Clinton, when she spoke -- this is secondhand -- I'm told that Mrs. Clinton actually referred to the video again.  What I'm told is that she said that the rage and violence is over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.  Did she say that at this thing?  She did!  I can't believe they're still apologizing, or deflecting.  Probably both.  There's a tweet from a Pittsburgh newspaper reporter saying that: "The protesters I spoke with at the embassy, they've not seen the film.  They haven't heard Hillary condemn it."  The film is not a factor. 



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