Skip to comments.Mitt’s Gettysburg Moment
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 Mitts 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 whats 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 videos on the way be sure to read this story by David Corn for the full details. Its going to get very, very ugly very, very quickly.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
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?
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.
—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.”
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.
>>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.
Pickett”s Charge? Or Chamberlain’s defense of Little Round-Top?
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.
I just sent Mitt a “Good Job!” message in the only way I could, I dontated to his campaign for the first time.
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!”
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.
I’m thinking that Mitt will apologize.
The High Water mark of the Obamacy...
The MSM IS THE 47%
Scarburough was in full green eye jealousy mode.
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.
More like J.E.B. Stuart. Loss of situational awareness and disorienting from the main efffort.
Or Sickles’ move forward into the Peach Orchard?
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)
[ How many of the 47% wish they could find a job that paid enough so that they would be paying taxes? Maybe Im wrong but I find it hard to believe that theyre 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.
James Earl...Carter. A fitting name for a wannabe assassin.
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.
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!
My thoughts (and I’ve been talking about “the divided nation” here on FR for years):
"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....
That is a great comeback! Perhaps you can send it to the campaign.
From the piece:
This is Mitts 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.
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.
Apologize??? Did you see his presser last night?
(For once - I'm glad for Mother Jones.)
It's a tempest in a teapot. The author ruined his otherwise good essay with that ending.
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