Romney’s meltdown last night on the “act of terror” nonsense is entirely the result of his having spent the last four years deeply entrenched in the right wing echo chamber. They’ve been running around saying offensive and stupid things for years, but since they just dismiss everyone outside of Fox News as the liberal media, they are never forced to admit they are wrong. They can just attack, attack, attack, and there are never repercussions. This is why, when Romney charges that Obama never called it terrorism, and Obama states he did, the record shows that he called it an act of terror in the Rose Garden, the hive mind still refuses to believe reality, because they have never been forced confront facts and reality before. As such, you get this kind of nonsense from the clown caucus over at Breitbart:
The lowest and most dishonest part of Crowley’s disgraceful “moderation” was when she actually jumped into the debate to take Obama’s side when the issue of Benghazi came up. To cover for his and his administration’s lying for almost two weeks about the attack coming as the result of a spontaneous protest over a YouTube video, Obama attempted to use as cover the claim that he had called the attack a “terrorist attack” on that very first day during his Rose Garden statement.
Romney correctly disputed that.
Crowley, quite incorrectly, took Obama’s side and the crowd exploded.
Here’s what Obama said that day:
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for.
Context matters and the context here is that Obama connected this “act of terror” to … a mob action over a YouTube video — not a deliberate terrorist attack. Obama was using the term generically and it would be almost two weeks before he used it again.
Got that? They quote Obama saying acts of terror, but then, like a stoned freshman rhetorician, manage to convince themselves that he didn’t mean it, and since he didn’t really mean it, well, then, Romney was right that Obama never said it.
This is what the outcome of living in a self-enforcing echo chamber looks like. It’s how you can believe the earth is 9,000 years old and that Jesus rode on dinosaurs and that global warming is a myth and that Obama is a Kenyan Muslim socialist with a crazy anti-American Christian pastor, and so forth.