RNC Already Politicizing Anti-American Rioting

By Jeffrey Goldberg

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus (@Reince) tweeted out the following before news of the murder of the U.S. ambassador in Libya, but after the sustained attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities there and in Egypt: "Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic."

There's no proof for this assertion, of course -- the mealy-mouthed tweets coming from the Cairo (the ones seemingly sympathizing with the pre-enlightenment types who believe that blasphemers deserve to be murdered) were written by embassy staff and were disavowed by the Obama Administration.

More to the point: Really? The president who is waging war against Islamist extremists in six or seven countries  "sympathizes" with their fellow travelers in Egypt? Please provide proof, Mr. Priebus. Otherwise this is slander. And also, a question: Will Reince Priebus say anything in order to gain a moment's political advantage?

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