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On Fox: Dems hammer Romney's "crimes," Romney smiles and nods
Fox News Channel (live) | 7/15/12

Posted on 07/15/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT by pabianice

On Fox News Channel... a seemingly endless parade of Obamaites declaring that Romney is a criminal/felon for hiding his money in overseas banks, has run Bain as a criminal enterprise that killed and maimed thousands (and he may still be running it in secret!), that he is hiding his income tax returns (another crime, according to Libs), and on and on. When Romney is seen, he smiles and nods and gently declares that the attacks are "without merit" and "false" -- disclaimers that are immediately forgotten by the voters.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: dncstrategy; foxnews; mccain2012; romney2012; vanity
Is it just me or is Romney busy McCaining this election? Karl Rove, also on Fox, is explaining that this is exactly what Romney should be doing. I am flummoxed. Can anyone explain Romney's "strategy," (if you can call it that).
1 posted on 07/15/2012 8:44:43 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Rope a dope until after the convention then go WFO


2 posted on 07/15/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: pabianice
Obama has a piss poor record and is desperately trying to get Romney into a mudslinging battle to distract the voters.

Obama knows that he has the ultimate megaphone in the MSM so that any points he scores will be recycled endlessly by the media and any points that Romney scores will be ignored.

Romney needs to stick to his vision for the future and let the superpacs expose Obama's failures.

3 posted on 07/15/2012 8:56:28 AM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: pabianice
Can anyone explain Romney's "strategy,"

"Win or lose, it's all the same; just so long as conservatives are kept out of positions of meaningful power within the Republican party."

4 posted on 07/15/2012 8:57:39 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: pabianice

0bama’s group will make chit up just like with W. And with Palin.

After all, if 0bama loses, they’re going to get visits from the money and power that brought them to DC anyway, and 0bama will have to hide out in his new bunker below the White House.

Romney needs Sarah’s attack plan right now. Too bad he was so concerned with attacking her that he can’t use her expertise.

Ridicule, ridicule, ridicule.

As for a VP, Romney needs to go West.


5 posted on 07/15/2012 9:00:35 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pabianice

Confucius say: Insult leads to injury.

If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

“The art of using troops is this:
......When ten to the enemy’s one, surround him;
......When five times his strength, attack him;
......If double his strength, divide him;
......If equally matched you may engage him;
......If weaker numerically, be capable of withdrawing;
......And if in all respects unequal, be capable of eluding him,
..........for a small force is but booty for one more powerful.”
- Sun Tzu, the Art Of War


6 posted on 07/15/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pabianice

The wind makes a great deal of noise at times. No matter how loud it gets; it is still without meaning. The only transparent projection Obama has failed to turn into an attack is that Romney is half black and half white.


7 posted on 07/15/2012 9:09:27 AM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: al baby

Rope a dope doesn’t work in politics when the narrative is being set by the opposition. As everyone knows about rope a dope, don’t you think the Dems know this as well and already have the next narrative all ready polished off and waiting in the wings?

In the mean time, the narrative is set, end of story. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.


8 posted on 07/15/2012 9:09:46 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: combat_boots

0bots/Soros/Axelrod/Plouffe people are using the saturation technique used with Bush.....

Remember? Every dam day, it was......
stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid
failure, failure, failure, failure
death, death, death, death
wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong

It worked with many, didn’t it.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 9:10:33 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pabianice

It needsto be remembered that Romney can’t use any of his campaign money until after he is officially the nominee. Right now he is limited to primary campaign money.


10 posted on 07/15/2012 9:10:51 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: al baby

Rope a dope doesn’t work in politics when the narrative is being set by the opposition. As everyone knows about rope a dope, don’t you think the Dems know this as well and already have the next narrative all ready polished off and waiting in the wings?

In the mean time, the narrative is set, end of story. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 9:14:42 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: combat_boots

it worked because the economy collapsed at the end of Bush’s term....the economy is in worse shape now- it’ll have minimum impact this time around...


12 posted on 07/15/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: combat_boots

it worked because the economy collapsed at the end of Bush’s term....the economy is in worse shape now- it’ll have minimum impact this time around...


13 posted on 07/15/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: pabianice

I just love the excuses people are making for Romney.


14 posted on 07/15/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mazda77

Obama has outspent Romney 4 to 1 yet he is only able to hold onto a tie according to biased polls. The strategy that Romney & Co. is employing is working as planned. Be patient....


15 posted on 07/15/2012 9:20:13 AM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: pabianice
Can anyone explain Romney's "strategy," (if you can call it that).
I can't. The only reply that I could think of would be to say...
Do you see me in handcuffs? Am I behind bars?

Where's the arrest?

16 posted on 07/15/2012 9:30:11 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: al baby

Rope a dope only works if you don’t get KO’d while on the ropes.


17 posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:27 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: al baby

Rope a dope only works if you don’t get KO’d while on the ropes.


18 posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: pabianice
As I type these words, there's an anti-Romney ad on the boob tube.

What are they (the Dems) going to do? They're doing what they've always done. Characterize the Republican as a rich, greedy b..... who (sniff, sniff, sob) just doesn't care for the poor and unfortunate. And oppressed. Why I bet Romney doesn't even have a SUPPORT DIVERSITY! sign in his office. The Dems are grasping for straws, and against a bland candidate like the Mittster, they've going back in the archive and simply doing what they've always done.

19 posted on 07/15/2012 9:39:50 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: tatown
Be patient....

It won't get any worse than this; said the Jewish grandfather to his grandchildren as the doors were locked behind them in the cattle cars.

We got a RINO with McCain.

They told us to hold on, be patient.

McCain suspends his campaign for the economic summit and didn't say a word and let Obama set the agenda and narrative in that meeting.

They told us to hold on, be patient.

Then his own campaign leeches set into motion the narrative that Palin was stupid and not qualified.

They told us to hold on, be patient.

A man who will not defend his honer, has none to defend.

So now we have another GOPe RINO to hold our hopes on that this country shall not perish from this earth and you say;

Hold on, be patient.

Soon the GOPe will decry those who refuse to publicly support this ruse, and we say;

Hold on, be patient.

20 posted on 07/15/2012 9:42:18 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: God luvs America
the economy collapsed at the end of Bush’s term

But it really collapsed 2 years after the RATs took control of Congress in 2006, and deliberately made it collapse

21 posted on 07/15/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: God luvs America
‘Romney defeats Obama’

Overconfidence killed Dewey In ‘48 because the Repubs failed to attack and counter the Whistlestop tours. Obama is saturating the airwaves in an attempt to maintain connection through emotional appeal. The economy was in the tank then and the Repubs thought it would be smooth sailing. Appeasement at all facets of civilization towards conflicting ideologies always spells doom.

22 posted on 07/15/2012 9:44:48 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: pabianice

They are defining him - it is just starting. He’s a wimp. Still waiting for his staff to tell him what to do.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 10:03:39 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
He’s a wimp.

I don't buy it. A wimp wouldn't have gone before the NAALCP and made the case for repealing ObamaCare.

I may not care much for Romney, but he doesn't strike me as a wimp.

24 posted on 07/15/2012 10:08:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“I don’t buy it. A wimp wouldn’t have gone before the NAALCP and made the case for repealing ObamaCare.

“I may not care much for Romney, but he doesn’t strike me as a wimp.”

Mitt needs to find two men with three balls each, who are willing to be ball donors...

He’s a wimp.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 10:12:27 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Whatever you say, dude.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 10:13:40 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: pabianice

Demspeak is straight from Atlas Shrugged. When I read that book I always felt like the language was over the top.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 10:23:21 AM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: al baby
Rope a dope until after the convention then go WFO

In other words, wait till it's too late to choose someone else, then concede the election like Juan McCain.

28 posted on 07/15/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: al baby
Rope a dope until after the convention then go WFO

In other words, wait till it's too late to choose someone else, then concede the election like Juan McCain.

29 posted on 07/15/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: al baby
Rope a dope until after the convention then go WFO

In other words, wait till it's too late to choose someone else, then concede the election like Juan McCain.

30 posted on 07/15/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: al baby
Rope a dope until after the convention then go WFO

In other words, wait till it's too late to choose someone else, then concede the election like Juan McCain.

31 posted on 07/15/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: pabianice

I think Romney is employing a good strategy. Obama has already spent over 100 million and now he is being forced to go overseas for campaign contributions. That is a commercial writing itself.

Soon Obama will go on vacation. When that happens, Romney will open up a can of whoopass. Still too early and no one right now is paying attention.

Obama is doing this for only 1 reason. He has to hold his base together and this is the only way he can do it.


32 posted on 07/15/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: al baby

Romney has inherited Bush’s “kick me” sign.


33 posted on 07/15/2012 12:05:00 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: al baby

I saw 5 Romeny ads yesterday in the span of 1 hour and 15 minutes calling 0bama an liar. I find it amusing these people who bitch about Romney are now trying to run his campaign.


34 posted on 07/15/2012 12:14:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: pabianice

Pathetic. Loser.


35 posted on 07/15/2012 1:06:18 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Excellence
"It needsto be remembered that Romney can’t use any of his campaign money until after he is officially the nominee. Right now he is limited to primary campaign money."

Does he need campaign money to open his mouth?

36 posted on 07/15/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Perdogg
Been in Orlando FL temporarily living here for two months and Obama ads are running 7:1. The art of pushing perception is saturating the meme regardless how many times Romney runs that “not true” add with that Clinton chick emphasizing the point.

Every 15 minutes I am seeing that ‘America the Beautiful’ ad that paints Romney as “out of touch”. By the time the Obama machine is done with Romney, the GOP candidate will be perceived to be Judas Iscariot in contrast to Obama’s Christ complex. Romney better get dirty because Obama is going to try and turn him in to the most traitorous piece of feces the world has ever known.

37 posted on 07/15/2012 1:33:03 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: pabianice

One thing the dems have going for them is message discipline. The repubs already have people jumping to the other side aboubt Romney`s tax records, while saying nothing About 0bama`s college transcripts, etc.


38 posted on 07/15/2012 3:04:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: pabianice

One thing the dems have going for them is message discipline. The repubs already have people jumping to the other side aboubt Romney`s tax records, while saying nothing About 0bama`s college transcripts, etc.


39 posted on 07/15/2012 3:04:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: al baby

Romney is punching back hard in Virginia using Obama’s own words.

It’ll be a counter-punch campaign that gives Obama the rope to hang himself with. Vlad Ulanov would find this ironic.


40 posted on 07/15/2012 8:32:48 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

Where the campaigns are spending money is interesting. Here in the part of NC I live in there have been lots of Obama adds and not as many Romney. I think Obama is fooling himself if he believes NC will go for him again so it’s all wasted money.


41 posted on 07/16/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: CatherineofAragon
How far do his words go if no one is reporting on what he says? Obama has, purportedly, already spent $100M on advertising in the swing states; he is using his main campaign money. How much money does Romney have in his primary account? Most people aren't really paying a lot of attention now, anyway. This isn't Romney's first dance. Wait until after the convention, then I think he will open up the choke and fire.
42 posted on 07/16/2012 3:48:02 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence

Excuses. Romney didn’t need campaign dollars to do more than nod and give that creepy smile on Fox News; he HAD an audience.

If he had any fire, any conviction, any “THERE” there, he would be showing it now. There is no logical reason to hold back. Romney is simply the absolute worst candidate anyone could have dreamed up.


43 posted on 07/16/2012 5:56:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: pabianice

I would have taken ANYONE on that debate stage over this wet noodle-Santorum would be all over obama’s BS by now, bachmann or perry or even cain would be better at this

How the heck did we end up with Romney?? I forget


44 posted on 07/16/2012 6:02:39 PM PDT by MaryLou1
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