According to President Barack Obama, a convention that included a speech by Patricia Smith, mother of the U.S. Air Force veteran Sean Smith who died in the Benghazi terror attacks, was “strange and outrageous.”
The Washington Times reported that Obama bashed the Republican National Convention in a fundraising email from presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
Obama called “laughable” actor Clinton Eastwood’s speech at the 2012 RNC where he lectured an empty chair as if he were speaking to the president, although they only laughable part was that it clearly went over his head. he then added:
“Given who they’re about to nominate for president, a stunt like that could rank pretty low on the list of strange and outrageous incidents we see this week in Cleveland.”
Smith gave a powerful speech that held Clinton accountable for the death of her son in the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks – was that speech part of what Obama considered “strange and outrageous?”
Republicans have, and rightly so, used much of the convention to drive home Clinton’s incompetence and malfeasance. Obama claimed that Republicans will “drag her name through the mud, because that’s the only way they’ll convince anyone to vote for their nominee.”
So, according to Obama, holding Clinton accountable for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is “dragging her name through the mud.”
He added this gem: “I know Hillary can take it. She won’t back down from this fight.”
She probably won’t back down from this fight because it involves power and potential monetary windfall for her – unlike Benghazi where she had no problem backing down when it meant life or death for innocent Americans.
If anyone ever wondered why Obama is largely disliked by the military, this email should clear that up. Obama insulted a grieving mother and all Americans who believe that Clinton should be held accountable for Benghazi – among many other things.
Once again, Obama politicized an event in a thoughtless and disrespectful way. This fundraising email illustrates why Clinton should not be anywhere near the White House.