Yesterday, at the gym, I caught myself laughing out loud at Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter responded to questions about the Libya, saying it was campaign issue because Mitt Romney has made it one. In short, instead of responding to the questions, Cutter blamed Romney and Ryan for politicizing it.
I had thought I might blog on Miss Cutter’s deluded commentary. But, by the time I got home, I realized that I wouldn’t need to. Friends on Facebook linked a variety of posts mocking her for her commentary and demonstrating why it was so ludicrous. Bloggers were taking her to task, with one sharp blogress contending that
The Obama campaign has now succeeded in heightening interest in an issue that is a loser for them, a debacle that goes to the president’s competence and credibility. Good luck with trying to hide from it now.
One blogger observed that even after “CNN helpfully refreshes her memory with a lowlight reel of White House spin,”
[the] cornered flack falls back on her most basic impulse in a desperate situation: She blames the other party for making a big deal out of nothing. And by “nothing,” I mean the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three American consulate personnel.
Ace thinks this is a consummate Kinsleyan gaffe, revealing the Obama campaign’s survival instinct at its most rat-like in the aftermath of Benghazi.
This lady is just not good on defense. Instead of engaging her interlocutor, Cutter retreats to talking points. “I’m seeing calls in the last few hours for OFA to fire her for these comments,” that blogger concluded, “but I hope they don’t. She helps us more than she does them.” Indeed.