Oh no he di’n’t.
Obama discussing why the federal gov't being open is so important said "it provides security for our diplomats overseas". @rushlimbaugh
— Jake Duesenberg (@jduesenberg) October 17, 2013
Oh yes he did. With a straight face, President Obama lauded the role of the federal government in protecting overseas U.S. diplomats with no mention of what happened in Libya on September 11, 2012.
Context via The Washington Post’s transcript of Obama’s statement on the end of the government shutdown (emphasis Twitchy’s).
And we hear all the time about how government is the problem. Well, it turns out we rely on it in a whole lot of ways. Not only does it keep us strong through our military and our law enforcement, it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas. It provides security to our diplomats abroad.
Security for our diplomats abroad? Ambassador Stevens is unavailable for comment.
— TLC (@TracyLConnors) October 17, 2013
— Matt S. (@Le_sanchezz) October 17, 2013
— Brad Smith (@BradSmithMusic) October 17, 2013
Obama in his speech: the security of our diplomats abroad??? Mr. President? Does #Benghazi ring a bell?
— Margie Busby (@MargieBusby) October 17, 2013
— Swole Texan (@StuffSteffens) October 17, 2013
I can't believe Pres. Obama just said the government provides security for diplomats overseas. Hello Benghazi. WTF?
— Jason R. Coleman (@JasonRColeman72) October 17, 2013
Emboldened Obama slams GOP, preaches how much we need govt…to fund start-ups (?) and protect diplomats abroad(?). #Benghazi
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) October 17, 2013
Did we miss the sneer-quotes as Obama was speaking?
— Danee Garone (@DaneeGarone) October 17, 2013