Conservatives Say Obama to Blame for Mideast Protests, Not Anti-Islam Film

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As protests set off by an American anti-Islam film continued across the Mideast on Friday, several thousand conservatives gathered for the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, where the global events have not escaped notice.

“We should not be held hostage by a radical Islamic contingent that reacts violently to anything that would question the activities of the Islamic faith,” says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative advocacy group that sponsors the summit.

“The events in the Middle East have nothing to do with the movie,” says American Values president Gary Bauer, who called any suggestion to the contrary “obscene.” “If one buys in to that, then the only solution would be to voluntary accept sharia law, which says you can’t criticize the Prophet.”

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Politicians speaking at the conference echoed some of those sentiments, but mostly blamed President Obama for the protests. Rep. Michele Bachmann called Obama “the most dangerous American president we have ever had on foreign policy,” and said, “We are witnessing the direct consequences of this administration’s policy of apology and appeasement across the globe.”

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan critiqued the President’s response to the Libyan crisis. “Amid all these threats and dangers, what we do not see is steady consistent American leadership,” he said. “Only by the confident exercise of American influence are evil and violence overcome.”

White House spokesman Jay Carney said protests across the mideast were caused by the “reprehensible, offensive and disgusting” film and not “directed at the United States writ large.”

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73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

"Conservatives Say Obama to Blame for Mideast Protests, Not Anti-Islam Film".

Yes he is the blame.

ratiocinate
ratiocinate

LOL....The annual Values Voter Summit are all Republicans...a small piece of information this article conveniently leaves out.  Elizabeth hon...try being a journalist,  this is nothing more than a blog and otherwise not news worthy.   

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 

http://www.onetermmore.com/vid...

 

Just some of Obama's

accomplishments:  

 

Extend child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes

 

Increase minority access to capital  

Establish a credit card bill of rights  

Expand loan programs for small businesses  

Extend the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes  

Extend the Bush tax cuts for those making less than

$250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)  

Close the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription

drug plan  

Require insurance companies to cover pre-existing

conditions  

Give tax credits to those who need help to pay

health premiums  

Require large employers to contribute to a national

health plan  

Require children to have health insurance coverage

 

Expand eligibility for Medicaid  

Expand eligibility for State Children’s Health

Insurance Fund (SCHIP)  

Require health plans to disclose how much of the

premium goes to patient care  

Establish an independent health institute to provide

accurate and objective information  

In non-competitive markets, force insurers to pay

out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care  

Eliminate the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage

plans  

Reinstate executive order to hire an additional

100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.  

Increase the Veterans Administration budget to

recruit and retain more mental health  

Fully fund the Veterans Administration  

Expand the Veterans Administration’s number of

“centers of excellence” in specialty care  

Fully fund the Violence Against Women Act  

Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq  

Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq  

No permanent bases in Iraq  

End the abuse of supplemental budgets for war  

Make U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on

anti-terror efforts  

Open “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the

globe  

Allocate Homeland Security funding according to risk

 

Seek verifiable reductions in nuclear stockpiles

 

Extend monitoring and verification provisions of the

START I Treaty  

Stand down nuclear forces to be reduced under the

Moscow Treaty  

Create a rapid response fund for emerging

democracies  

Grant Americans unrestricted rights to visit family

and send money to Cuba  

Establish an Energy Partnership for the Americas

 

Expand the Nurse-Family Partnership to all

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Release presidential records  

Require new hires to sign a form affirming their

hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.  

Provide affordable, high-quality child care  

Recruit math and science degree graduates to the

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Reduce subsidies to private student lenders and

protect student borrowers  

Increase funding for national parks and forests

 

Expand Pell grants for low-income students 

Yeshuratnam
Yeshuratnam

Immediately after becoming president, Obama , skipping key counties Russia, China and Germany, visited Egypt to give a boost to Muslim Brotherhood. Obama organized the Muslim Summit to unite all Muslims. He appointed Muslim Brotherhood men in sensitive posts in the government. He is openly hostile to Israel.  Pre-Obama America had friendly regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and during the four years of his presidency all these friendly countries have  become hostile to America. The riots we see today in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Nigeria, Sudan are living examples of the failure of Obama in handling foreign policy. Cameron and Sarkozy intervened on time and saved thousands of lives in Libya. Because of Obama's impotence, bloodbath has been going on for months in Syria. Struggling Syrian women and children are asking, "Is there a president in America?"

53underscore3
53underscore3

^ ^ ^ ^ Idiot Alert ^ ^ ^ ^

Phoenix31756
Phoenix31756

Your the IDIOT here, 53 !

You just don't like the truth, do you IDIOT ?

Guest
Guest

Let me begin by saying I'm neither left or right. I make my political decisions based on whats best for the nation, not whats best for me personally. That being said, I go to all sights, left, right, and everything inbetween.  I read a great number of the posts.  What I've noticed is that, be it left or right, you are all hypocrites. I say this because each side continually bashes the other for doing the exact same things their opposition does. Really, read what you complain about the other side of, then read your own posts.  Its pathetic.  If we don't all grow up and come together soon, we are doomed as a nation.

Now, go ahead and bash me, prove that I'm right.

ahandout
ahandout

 two hours ago your name was concernedlegalcitizen and now you are poof!

ahandout
ahandout

 Your profile shows that you have made 3 comments?   If you go to all the sites, etc. and you don't like what is being said, why only 3 comments?

ahandout
ahandout

 You said that you go to all sites, left, right and everything inbetween and read a lot of posts.

How many hours per day do you spend doing that?  And how many sites do you visit?

Baiwing
Baiwing

 This comment board is supposed to be about the article.

53underscore3
53underscore3

Here is something worthy of note.  I've stated that right wing extremists were involved and it is apparently true:

"An American right-wing extremist called Steve Klein, linked with various anti-Islamic groups in California, has said he promoted the film but does not know the identity of the director.

According to Salon, Mr Klein cultivated links with Californian Coptic Christian Joseph

Nasralla, who has been identified as president and CEO of Media for Christ, the organisation alleged to have produced the film.

Media for Christ is based in Duarte, California, and advertises its mission as promoting Christian values.

Pastor Terry Jones, from Florida, who gained notoriety after threatening to burn a copy of the Koran over plans to build an Islamic cultural centre near the site of the World Trade Center, has said he was in touch with a Mr Bacile over promotion of the film, but did not meet him and could not identify him.

According to Gawker.com, soft-porn director Alan Roberts was brought in to work on the film by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. The site says he too may not have been aware what he was actually working on."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/worl...

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

The American left and Muslim extremists - peas in a pod.

What are you gonna burn down here, 53?

53underscore3
53underscore3

paulejb:

"An American right-wing extremist called Steve Klein, linked with various anti-Islamic groups in California, has said he promoted the film..."

See above.

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

 Won't be a mosque. We'll leave that to you Baggers.

paulejb
paulejb

"BREAKING: Libyan Officials Claim US Was Warned 3 DAYS BEFORE Deadly Benghazi Consulate Attack"

"Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security." 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.co... 

Barack Obama should fire Hillary and then announce that he is dropping out of the race for the White House.

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

 Rick Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side’

paulejb
paulejb

"Confirmed: The Lying Liberal Media is the Lying Liberal Media"

http://polipundit.com/?p=42043 

The "court eunuchs of the American media" are merely following the orders from their masters in the White House.

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

 Rick Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side’

paulejb
paulejb

53_3,

"What about self-appointed liars like you, paulejb?"

================================

Does it provide satisfaction for you that you so often beclown yourself, 53? 

53underscore3
53underscore3

"What about self-appointed liars like you, paulejb?"

or,

"What about self-appointed liars like you, paulejb?"

Own it, paulejb.

paulejb
paulejb

mantisdragon91.

 "And that is why we must stand up these religious extremists posing as Tea Party Members and Republican politicians."

===========================

Certainly! Gutless liberals only stand up to religionists who won't riot, loot and murder. But they will kiss Muslim extremist butts all day long.

bzelbub
bzelbub

Ahmed Younis,said in a recent article, 

I wish in my heart of hearts that Muslim people would heed your message, but I know they will not." Terry Jones cannot burn the Quran. It is unburnable. It sits in our minds memorized, in our hearts internalized and is protected by the Almighty — just as all of God’s miracles have been protected. And, there isn’t a man on earth who can burn our flag. It is unburnable". 

The same can be said to Americans, who are concerned that someone would burn the Bible. Or that someone would burn an American flag. The responses are exactly the same the ranting and raving of the faithful against morally reprehensible actions of the Other.

paulejb
paulejb

"State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack"

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.... 

When the State Department clams up, you know that there has to be something that will make Barack Obama look bad.

paulejb
paulejb

"President Obama, stop blaming the victim for Mideast violence"

"In fact, what is "disgusting and reprehensible" is that there are people in the world who think they are justified in attacking and killing people because someone hurt their feelings or offended their sensibilities."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion...

paulejb
paulejb

"CHAOS AT THE STATE DEPT?"

 "The killing of Amb. Stevens was a premeditated hit, planned and carried out as retaliation for the recent drone strike that killed the number two Al Qaida operative in Afghanistan recently.  The vulnerability of Stevens at the Benghazi compound was scouted out carefully.  All the other embassy protest activity is just covering theater." 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/a... 

All this phony claptrap about a film was just more Muslim BS to gull the fools of America's liberal media.

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

Rick Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side."

Reinforce it, Buddy.

paulejb
paulejb

StanleyCupp,

Self-appointed elitists like faux president Barack Obama are cunning but they are not smart.

paulejb
paulejb

"ANTI-ISLAM FILMMAKER DONATED MILLION DOLLARS TO OBAMA CAMPAIGN"

"Bill Maher made a comedy/documentary called "Religulous" that's most famous for mercilessly mocking Christianity. But what people forget is that the last twenty-minutes or so of the film make a damning case against Islam.

Bill Maher made a film that mocked Islam.Oh, yes, he did.

Bill Maher also contributed $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC."

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-H...

StanleyCupp
StanleyCupp

 Rick Santorum: ‘We Will Never Have The Elite, Smart People On Our Side’

paulejb
paulejb

StanleyCupp,

Self appointed elitists take pride in their anti-Americanism.

53underscore3
53underscore3

What about self-appointed liars like you, paulejb?

paulejb
paulejb

"LA SHERIFF: FEDS INTERVIEW CALIF.FILMMAKER"

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/s... 

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Hey, Barry! How about investigating the Muslim Brotherhood and their Al Qaeda allies instead of dumping on the 1st Amendment.