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Mitt’s Gettysburg Moment
National Review ^ | 9-18-12 | Michael Walsh

Posted on 09/18/2012 6:23:58 AM PDT by radioone

Mitt Romney found himself in an unexpected place last night — in the public eye. He ought to make the most of it.

Milk-Carton Mitt’s surprise turn upon the stage — did you know he was running for president? — came courtesy of the currently unemployed James Earl Carter IV, son of James Earl Carter III and grandson of the ineffable James Earl Carter, Jr., and a big fan of Barack Hussein Obama II, who found and relayed a surreptitiously recorded video in which Romney sounded remarkably like . . . a real conservative.

He ought to own it.

For sure, even Team Romney knows what’s coming next. The barrage of media criticism. The shrieks of “how dare you?” The tsk-tsking of ostensible friendlies. The constant press corps demands for clarification or, better yet, groveling abnegation. And more video’s on the way — be sure to read this story by David Corn for the full details. It’s going to get very, very ugly very, very quickly.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: conservative; romney

1 posted on 09/18/2012 6:24:08 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

All Romney has to say:

We have an ambassador, a civil servant, and two marines murdered in a embassy with no protection from the State department and you find these taped conversations more shocking? WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?


2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:28:58 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Perfect.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 6:30:28 AM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: struggle
WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?

Excellent thought.

4 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:33 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: radioone

Problem is that, contrary to what the author suggests, Mittens isn’t going to lay out a detailed tax plan that blows everyone away. Just the same old Pelosi tripe - must pass it (elect me) to see what’s in it. More mush for the sheeple.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 6:31:40 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: radioone

—In a perfect world—

Romney should hold a press conference and wait for the inevitable “Do you think you should apologize?” question. Then, he should explain that leaders take action and move forward while losers make “Forward” into a slogan and waste time on apologies.

Then, he should come down from the podium and punch the reporter in the face and say, “Oh yeah. Leaders punch leftist crybabies in the face too.”


6 posted on 09/18/2012 6:33:15 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: radioone
Here's the offending quote that has their presstitutes with their knickers in a twist:

Romney, who criticizes President Obama for dividing the nation, divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the moochers. Forty-seven percent of the country, he said, are people “who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. . . .”

Tell me what is factually wrong with this statement.

7 posted on 09/18/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: radioone

>>WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES?

I hope someone is thinking about this in the Romney camp. He needs to put into words the fact that the media is circle jerking over a bunch of drama while Americans are dieing because of the ineptness of the current administration.

This needs to be iterated over and over.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 6:34:45 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: radioone

Pickett”s Charge? Or Chamberlain’s defense of Little Round-Top?


9 posted on 09/18/2012 6:36:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: radioone

Mitt was dead on. If Obama is re-elected the 47% Mitt spoke of will turn into 55% or better,

Obama is the Food Stamp President. The Welfare King, the Emperor of the Unemployment payoffs.

These are his base.

It is undeniable

When a Democracy finds that it can vote money for itself it destroys itself. Voting for Obama is doing exactly that.


10 posted on 09/18/2012 6:37:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: radioone

I just sent Mitt a “Good Job!” message in the only way I could, I dontated to his campaign for the first time.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:34 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: radioone

Plagiarizing me from earlier:

“There is no challenge which is valid unless it can be proved that the number is appreciably wrong.
It ain’t...case closed.

If Liberals object to the statement, what can they offer as an actual and pertinent claim to the contrary?

They are squirming because someone has finally called their base just exactly what it is... a crowd of bought and paid-for whining, lazy jerks who have been conditioned to remain dissatisfied, lazy, surly and to continue demanding more and more of working Americans with absolutely NO regard for what increasing taxation is doing to the country!”

AND:

• “Getting right to it, let’s be honest with ourselves. This statement was never meant to be broadcast to the general public.”
Neither here nor there...I think it was a correct and totally objective view of the facts. Period.
Mitt is wrong to back off this... when all Conservatives agree with the figures, facts and the candidate’s right to observe them publicly or privately.
Denying logic is a dangerous path.... look what it has done to Liberalism.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:34 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: radioone

I’m thinking that Mitt will apologize.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 6:41:25 AM PDT by albie
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To: Rummyfan

The High Water mark of the Obamacy...


14 posted on 09/18/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: radioone

The MSM IS THE 47%

Scarburough was in full green eye jealousy mode.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 6:42:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: radioone

How many of the 47% wish they could find a job that paid enough so that they would be paying taxes? Maybe I’m wrong but I find it hard to believe that they’re all voting for government handouts.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 6:44:30 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Rummyfan
Pickett”s Charge? Or Chamberlain’s defense of Little Round-Top?

More like J.E.B. Stuart. Loss of situational awareness and disorienting from the main efffort.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Rummyfan

Or Sickles’ move forward into the Peach Orchard?


18 posted on 09/18/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: struggle

Glen Beck on TV had and excellent summary what happened in lybia. His hypothesis (theory for those in rio linda) is that Obama Administration is trying to buy back weapons from lybian rebels.

The MSM is covering for Obama and the talking heads are stuck on clueles. (for those in rio linda, scarborough is the MSM fool number one)


19 posted on 09/18/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MulberryDraw

[ How many of the 47% wish they could find a job that paid enough so that they would be paying taxes? Maybe I’m wrong but I find it hard to believe that they’re all voting for government handouts. ]

well, if they want a job and to escape from government dependence, they won’t be voting for the great destroyer Obama. He’ll keep them unemployed and trapped in government dependence forever if he has his way. He’ll keep his boot on their neck so the Rat party can harvest their cotes every 4 years. He could no care less about them or the fact they can’t find a job.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: radioone

James Earl...Carter. A fitting name for a wannabe assassin.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 6:53:20 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: gotribe

Actually I thought his 10:30 pm rapid response press conference was dead center right. (as in correct)

He took posession of the statement, he said the media could quible about the artfulness of the last two lines (he did say he said it better but GASP! he acted human!)

I think this will be a net plus to voters and another excuse for the NYC effete media to ignore obama the failure.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 6:56:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I agree...i thought he handled the press masterfully. I think he needs to call more press conferences. He’s very good at it. Of course it doesn’t hurt that I agree with every word he said with every fiber of my being!


23 posted on 09/18/2012 7:00:20 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: radioone

My thoughts (and I’ve been talking about “the divided nation” here on FR for years):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2926432/posts?page=23#23

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2928353/posts?page=63#63

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2931812/posts?page=114#114

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2930854/posts?page=56#56


24 posted on 09/18/2012 7:04:45 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: radioone; All
If we are using military analogies, then Mitt ought to embrace USMC Gen OP Smith, who led his 1st Marine Division in the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

"Retreat, hell!! We're not retreating. We're just advancing in a different direction!"

Romney should press forward, go for it..own his comments, and make his case to the American people..I suspect that these comments will secretly resonate with a lot of independents....

25 posted on 09/18/2012 7:07:36 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: radioone
Romney always thought he could just be affable and win by default because Obama stinks so badly. Doesn't appear to be working out. The media will not allow him to be affable at the end of the day in case he hasn't figured that out yet. I think if a Republican really wants to win this election he needs to make the case that an economic apocalypse is impending, why that it is, and what it will be like unless the country changes course. People think current conditions aren't so bad and that things will continue to improve. People will stick with Obama if they believe this is as bad as it will get. You need to scare the h_ll out of people to make a change.
26 posted on 09/18/2012 7:07:44 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: struggle

That is a great comeback! Perhaps you can send it to the campaign.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: radioone

From the piece:

This is Mitt’s time, this is his moment. As at the Battle of Gettysburg, neither side was really looking for this fight at this time and in this place, but here it is. And that means going all in.

&&&
Amen!


28 posted on 09/18/2012 7:13:27 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Romney made it quite clear he was speaking of the 47% who will vote for Obama no matter what. He has a high floor quite well. He went on to say big difference between Obama’s 47% and his 47% is that Obama’s 47% like government dependence.

He then went on to say that he’ll have a hard time reaching the (separate) 47% of people who pay no income taxes on a message of tax cuts alone. He made no judgments on people who are dependent on the government or paid no taxes.

Bottom line: if you aren’t voting Obama, you aren’t the 47% he was speaking of.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 7:16:48 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: albie

Apologize??? Did you see his presser last night?


30 posted on 09/18/2012 7:17:26 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: radioone

 

(For once - I'm glad for Mother Jones.)

31 posted on 09/18/2012 7:50:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: radioone
The fate of his candidacy will hinge on the answer.

It's a tempest in a teapot. The author ruined his otherwise good essay with that ending.

32 posted on 09/18/2012 3:52:46 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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