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Obama Campaign Blasts Mitt Romney for Initial Silence After Supporter Says President...'Treason’
The Boston Globe ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Callum Borchers

Posted on 05/07/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by kristinn

...After Supporter Says President ‘Should be tried for treason’

The Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney Monday for not confronting a supporter who said during a town hall event in Cleveland that the president “should be tried for treason.”

“We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution,” a woman said during a question-and-answer session. “And I want to know — yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason — but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what you are going to be able to do to restore our Constitution in this country.”

Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, ignored the treason comment and answered her question.

“Well, as I’m sure you do, I happen to believe the Constitution was not just brilliant but probably inspired,” he said. “I happen to believe the same thing about the Declaration of Independence. I would respect the different branches of government if I am fortunate enough to become president.”

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“Time after time in this campaign, Mitt Romney has had the opportunity to show that he has the fortitude to stand up to hateful and over-the-line rhetoric and time after time, he has failed to do so,” campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith said in a statement. “If this is the ‘leadership’ he has shown on the campaign trail, what can the American people expect of him as commander-in-chief?”

Romney repeated his position shortly after the event during an interview on CNN but rejected the notion that he had a responsibility to take on the audience member.

“I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me.” Romney said.

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


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1 posted on 05/07/2012 3:34:22 PM PDT by kristinn
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0bummer is the Traitor-In-Chief®
2 posted on 05/07/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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Supporter Says President ‘Should be tried for treason’

Is that supposed to be contoversial statement, in some way?

3 posted on 05/07/2012 3:37:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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“I’m not on the payroll to defend Obama from comments others make about him that he might not like. I’m actually running against him.”

And that is the end of that. Unfortunate he does not say things like this.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 3:39:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kristinn
This is a sign that Obama is getting desperate.
5 posted on 05/07/2012 3:40:05 PM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: kristinn
Someone should clue those Zero supporters that there are millions more that will gladly say the same thing.

FUBO!

6 posted on 05/07/2012 3:40:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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Imagine if a Repub actually decided to play offense?? This is a girls softball sitting on a T.

Pray for America


7 posted on 05/07/2012 3:41:18 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s The Boston Globe ... paper mache’ made from it falls apart, it clogs sewers and even parakeets reject it.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 3:41:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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“And I want to know — yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason — but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what you are going to be able to do to restore our Constitution in this country.”

It sounds to me more like she was responding to
comments from the audience around her.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 3:41:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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If we actually tried people for treason and sedition, maybe it would stop! Professional courtesy I guess.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:22 PM PDT by Boiling point
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Obama campaign just checking to make sure Romney behaves JUST LIKE John McCain.

They are reminding Mitt to stay politically correct, and that they expect him to police words like “Muslim” or “Marxist” or “Birth Certificate” or “Treason” or “Radical” by himself.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by PGR88
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Romney was right in not addressing her statement. The woman was right on, Obama is a traitor. He is no more of an American then Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez are. Both he and his wife, Michelle hate this country immensely, and are all they can to destroy it for “all” Americans. They may be able to fool the druggies and Kool-Aid drinkers, but....they are not fooling millions of Americans. And....the Democrats protecting Obama are dead wrong and will find out just how wrong they are on Election Day, November 6th.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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I can't figure out what the dispute is either.

The Democrats are way too subtle on this one ~ they need to 'splain it.

13 posted on 05/07/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BenLurkin

Ok, controversial or not, I will gladly make the statement ANYWHERE anyone would want to have it stated.

In no way does Obozzo intimidate me.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by DaveA37
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Great. Thanks for the publicity, bub.

Let's have a big national debate about this treason, eh?

Do they have Biden running their media plays now?


Obama is a traitor who whispers to Russians how he will help them after the election.
15 posted on 05/07/2012 3:44:28 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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What a demonstration of the clear difference between Republicans (even RINOs like Romney) and Democrats. Republicans believe voters are adults and should be given the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights. Democrats believe voters are children who need to be corrected and instructed in what and how to think and speak.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 3:45:21 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: kristinn

Romney was right in not addressing her statement. The woman was right on, Obama is a traitor. He is no more of an American then Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez are. Both he and his wife, Michelle hate this country immensely, and are all they can to destroy it for “all” Americans. They may be able to fool the druggies and Kool-Aid drinkers, but....they are not fooling millions of Americans. And....the Democrats protecting Obama are dead wrong and will find out just how wrong they are on Election Day, November 6th.


17 posted on 05/07/2012 3:45:21 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: kristinn

the truth hurts


18 posted on 05/07/2012 3:45:36 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: kristinn

Treason?

YES

Why would Mittens condemn the
Truth?


19 posted on 05/07/2012 3:46:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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Treason?

YES

Why would Mittens condemn the
Truth?


20 posted on 05/07/2012 3:46:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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