In the second debate Obama ordered somebody—Crowley, Romney, all of us?—to “get the transcript” of his Rose Garden speech.
So maybe Romney should oblige, and say something like this:
Mr President, last week during our debate you told the American people that you had called what happened in Benghazi an “act of terror” in your Rose Garden speech. When I said that you had actually taken much longer than that to call it an act of terror, you said “get the transcript.”
Well, I took you up on that.
Mr. President, you are an excellent speaker with a good command of the English language. If you had meant to call them acts of terror you had plenty of opportunity to do so. But according to the transcript, you did not.
And then he should describe what the president did say.
I doubt that Romney will do it. And maybe that’s for the best. Perhaps it’s best to not go over that territory again, because at this point it may seem like repetitive nit-picking. But if Obama decides to revisit the topic, it needs to be countered.
Yes, there are a lot more important things than this fussing over words and their meaning. The are extremely vital issues of foresight, protection, and veracity involved. But it is galling to see Obama get away with his fake outrage.
For all the verbiage around this incident, how many people have actually done what Obama told them (or told someone, perhaps Crowley) to do: get the transcript? And how many people have actually read the whole thing?