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Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'
ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters.

But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason."

The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney that Obama had been "operating outside the structure of our Constitution." Pausing after her question, she remarked to another member of the audience, "I agree, he should be tried for treason."

Turning back to Romney, she asked what he would do to "restore balance" between the three branches of government and "restore our Constitution." She did not specify why she believed Obama should be "tried for treason"—a comment that received a huge applause from the audience. And when it was his turn to respond, Romney ignored her suggestion about "treason" and instead spoke about how he would "respect the different branches of government."

Afterwards, as he shook hands along the rope line, the New York Times' Ashley Parker asked Romney if he agreed with the woman's comment regarding a "treason" sentence for Obama. "No, of course not," the candidate said.

But by then, Romney's Democratic opponents had already pounced, accusing him of not standing up to "extreme voices" in his party, as Obama's campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt put it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; dnc4romney; dnctalkingpoints; enemedia; nakedmarxist; obamalegacy; romney4dnc; romney4obama; romneyprotectsobama; treason; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 05/07/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
a comment that received a huge applause from the audience

This is the world we live in. 2012, and We The People truly believe the POTUS to be a traitor.
2 posted on 05/07/2012 5:53:51 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Romney Obama"

Is that a description of the GOP candidate or two different people? Kind of hard to tell.

3 posted on 05/07/2012 5:58:36 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After she said that everybody behind her probably went and sat down and said she already covered my comment.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 5:58:36 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Remember O’Comrade telling Comrade Medvedev to tell Comrade Putin he would have more “flexibility” after the election?


5 posted on 05/07/2012 5:59:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Afterwards, as he shook hands along the rope line, the New York Times' Ashley Parker asked Romney if he agreed with the woman's comment regarding a "treason" sentence for Obama. "No, of course not," the candidate said."

As expected.

6 posted on 05/07/2012 6:06:04 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon
""No, of course not," the candidate said.""

He forgot to add: "He needs to be impeached first."

7 posted on 05/07/2012 6:10:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She sounds like a plant sent by the DNC. They used similar tactics at Tea Party rallies.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The perverted crooks at GLBT-ABCDisney didn't give a damn when Obama's propaganda minister illegally posted "Bushhitler belongs behind bars" stickers on public property around this nation.

ABC "News" is spouting the DNC meme.

It is a hypocritical stance at the very least and the audience outburst is NOT a campaign issue in the current election.

9 posted on 05/07/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Paladin2

LOL, there you go.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 6:13:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its treasonous to dilly dally 10 months before making a no brainer call


11 posted on 05/07/2012 6:15:39 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz; AT7Saluki
Obama had been "operating outside the structure of our Constitution."

Holy cow! At least the rookie Hussein can admit to that!

12 posted on 05/07/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The fact that Romney didn’t take the bait, and hand the leftwing media a juicy soundbite on a silver platter, says he’s more intelligent than some here think.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 6:25:16 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Being tried for Espionage and Sedition would be more accurate..


14 posted on 05/07/2012 6:25:39 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The lady got it right!


15 posted on 05/07/2012 6:38:44 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SpaceBar
The fact that Romney didn't take the bait, and hand the left-wing media a juicy sound bite on a silver platter, says he's more intelligent than some here think.

Agreed. I do believe Obama and Co. are treasonous, though.

16 posted on 05/07/2012 6:48:20 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: SpaceBar

[ The fact that Romney didn’t take the bait, and hand the leftwing media a juicy soundbite on a silver platter, says he’s more intelligent than some here think. ]

That Romney is NOT part of the left wing(himself)...... IS A THEORY..

Republicans running the inventor of Romney-care versus the inventor of Obama-care IS A FACT...

We have identified the traitor.. and the traitor IS US...


17 posted on 05/07/2012 6:57:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINO Romney and Saddam Soetoro are both liberals. Full ahead for more tax and spend. Romney will have to charge himself with treason and that will never happen.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 7:20:39 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

and all mittens could do was “giggle” severely ... after all, mittens believes (like juan mccain) that Zero is a “really nice guy” ...


19 posted on 05/07/2012 7:22:02 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin "will win" the 2012 GOP Nomination in Tampa !)
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To: SpaceBar
The fact that Romney didn’t take the bait, and hand the leftwing media a juicy soundbite on a silver platter, says he’s more intelligent than some here think.

Yup. And rather than launch into a defense of Obama like McCain would have done, Romney simply ignored that part of the question/comment. When asked about it by the reporter afterwards he responded appropriately.

20 posted on 05/07/2012 7:38:15 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: avenir
I do believe Obama and Co. are treasonous, though.

Could be, but it is definitely not something to run a general election campaign on. Romney handled it well. He may turn out to be a much better general election candidate than McCain. One thing about Romney I am fairly certain of, he wants to win at all costs. If he thought calling Obama a traitor was a winning issue, he'd have the campaign commercial cut and on the air already. McCain was never willing to exploit Hussein's weaknesses.

21 posted on 05/07/2012 7:44:27 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Its the economy stupid (that’s for the independents). If we lose the election, the socialists will rewrite history and make Obama the next coming of either FDR or Christ.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: sgtyork

Yup, the people care most about the economy - which is exactly why Obama is trying to talk about anything but the economy. Romney should answer every question by citing Obama’s failed economic track record. When the media start asking about his church, he should respond that people of all religions want low unemployment, less debt, and more growth. When they ask about the “war on women”, he should point out that women like being able to get a job, don’t like massive deficits and prefer a growing economy. Romney needs to turn EVERY issue into an economic issue.


23 posted on 05/07/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Woman is right.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If the foolish Obama campaign really wants to spend a couple of 24-hour news cycles with the public and the pundits debating whether or not Obama is a traitor, who am I to object?


25 posted on 05/07/2012 8:30:58 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A careless member of the silent chorus started thinking out loud.


26 posted on 05/07/2012 11:28:48 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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