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Ann Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad
Hotair ^ | 08/09/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn't Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare?

Answer: Yeah, but I'm not sure it's Andrea Saul's mention of RomneyCare that's really bugging her. Mediaite's transcript:

“Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with Mitt Romney’s health care plan, she would have had health insurance.’ Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime, because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has…

There’s no point in you doing your show, there’s no point in going to the convention and pushing for this man if he’s employing morons like this. This ad is the turning point and she has nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! She should be off the campaign.”

I think she’s irritated mainly because Saul is playing Obama’s game by treating the steelworker ad as legitimate. You don’t respond to a smear like that by addressing it on the merits; you respond by explaining why it’s a smear and how it reveals just what a fraud the Hopenchange aura is. It’s an opportunity to attack with righteous fury, and somehow Saul blew it by stepping on her own message with the health-care aside. Beyond that, it’s not inconsistent for Coulter to worry that touting RomneyCare might alienate other conservatives even if it wouldn't necessarily alienate her. You can support legalizing gay marriage while also grasping that Romney endorsing SSM would destroy him with social conservatives and all but end his chances to win. She’s taking a similar position here, I think. Whatever her own feelings, flying the flag of RomneyCare at this point is not a good move. Or am I giving her too much credit and she really has flipped 180 on this issue?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coulter; healthcare; romney; soptic; steelworker

1 posted on 08/09/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
ann thinks he should fire his spokesperson and hire her
2 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:51 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m through with Coulter. She’s tipped her hand - this conservative thing of her’s is just a $htick.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

The Romney camp had a golden opportunity to refute Mr. Soptic’s story AND to show collusion between the Obama campaign and the PAC. This is a major screw up.

I don’t think the Republican Party really wants to win the White House.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: skeeter

I agree but she is right about this.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow

Why blame Andrea Saul? -- all the Romney spokes-whatevers are probably encouraged to tout RomneyCare as much as possible -- AFAIK, Romney's still proud of it, and I can easily picture him giving the same response himself and thinking it witty!

6 posted on 08/09/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT by maryz
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To: SeekAndFind

she should be fired...she didnt even refute the talking points of the ad. her response was lame and to people against gov. healthcare she probably turned some off


7 posted on 08/09/2012 7:05:05 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: SeekAndFind
First she claims romney is a true conservative... and that romneycare is a conservative program... and now she attacks this woman because she basically agreed with ann. I find ann and romney unpalatable.

LLS

8 posted on 08/09/2012 7:05:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: bigbob

I re-read the transcript and I agree.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Saul is not the only one. That buffoon Eric Fehenstrom of Etch-a-Sketch fame ought to be fired too.

Saul, Fehenstrom and their ilk are what is wrong with politics today. These people believe in nothing, other than advancing their own careers and positions and getting power via some politicians coattails. They have no real life experiences, other than perpetual political campaigns.

Unfortunately, when their guy gets elected, suddenly these useless twits are placed in positions of great power and authority over the rest of us. Think of the morons around Obama who are now directing this nation on the road to ruin. And Republicans aren’t exempt, as Romney’s inner circle reveals.

Romney is a good man of great talent and experience. But if he gets into office with these parasites of no exceptional talents like Saul and Fehenstrom assuming positions of power, we may not be much better off.

Loyalty should never trump competence and integrity. Saul, Feherstrom, and like flacks need to go.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:56 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: SeekAndFind

This is the kind of garbage that happens when politicians of all stripes rely on negative ads, truly the bane (pun intended) of our political system—and no doubt a source of disdain for the USA throughout the rest of the civilized world. If politicans and their camp followers were only allowed to discuss ISSUES and what THEY would do, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. It’s too bad that CBSNBCABCFOXCNNMSNBC simply don’t put their collective feet down and say “we’re not accepting any of these ads any more. Start sending us decent ads saying what YOU are going to do.” Lord, what fools these mortals be.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 7:06:56 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriously, Ann? We claim Obama knows what his minions are saying and doing but Romney doesn’t? I’ve supported Romney because I think he’s the only chance to beat Zero, but he must be as absolutely ruthless as he was in the primaries against Republicans.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 7:09:26 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: teflon9

RE: truly the bane (pun intended) of our political system

Bain Capital was founded in 1984 by Bain & Company partners Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III, and Eric Kriss.

In 1983, Bill Bain offered Romney the chance to head a new venture that would invest in companies and apply Bain’s consulting techniques to improve operations and raise funds for promising companies.

I wonder how Bill Bain would feel about his name being used as a pun today...


13 posted on 08/09/2012 7:28:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I don’t want government-controlled health care, but my main problem is with FEDERALLY-controlled health care. States should be free to experiement, based upon what their citizens want. Romney was governor of Massachusetts; it actually surprising that the state government didn’t take over even more of health care.

For me this is a federalism issue...


14 posted on 08/09/2012 7:28:44 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: SeekAndFind

I reckon it beats being forgotten.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I take Romney team response as a HUGE warning that he'll do nothing about Obamacare. Conservatives will need to work hard to overthrow Obamacare. Don't expect any help from Romneybama.
16 posted on 08/09/2012 7:33:53 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: maryz

Thats what REPEAL AND REPLACE is all about..

Repeal ObamaCare ...

Replace it with Romneycare

Willard’s $50 abortions...


17 posted on 08/09/2012 7:36:30 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: oldbill

>> These people believe in nothing, other than advancing their own careers and positions and getting power via some politicians coattails.

You know, considering the “qualities” of the breed, I could even look the other way on that...

if only they weren’t so brain-dead, box-of-rocks, step-on-their-own-genitalia STOOPID.

How hard is it to find, train, and deploy SMART and EFFECTIVE slimy mercenaries? Pretty hard, apparently. Maybe they’re all working for the ‘rats and there are none left to hire.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 7:36:47 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: skeeter
"I’m through with Coulter. She’s tipped her hand - this conservative thing of her’s is just a $htick."

Yeah... those half-dozen or so books and hundreds of columns and articles she's written blasting liberals was all a show- we know she is one of them now

19 posted on 08/09/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: SeekAndFind
“Her response was not that it was despicable,”

Mike Church played the entire interview this morning and she called the ad DISPICABLE three times... she stated at least twice that romney was not at Bain and had not been there for over five years,

“not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with Mitt Romney’s health care plan, she would have had health insurance.’

She said this towards the end of the interview. ann called romneycare a conservative program last year... why is it so bad today? It's a rhetorical question.

“Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime, because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has…”

Do I smell a woman scorned?

Disclaimer... I do not like romney or ann but this woman did nothing wrong as an employee of romney’s campaign. romney is the author of romneycare and to try and deny that fact will just feed obama’s attacks. We warned of this... yes we did.

20 posted on 08/09/2012 7:43:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is impossible to be as stupid as the spokestwit seemed. Therefor there must be an underling truth on what the campaign and Romney really believe.... Romney is Obama in a plain white wrapper.

1) Neither have a friendship with the truth
2) Both surround themselves with morons
3) Neither offer a articulation of conservative principles or a strong defense of free market capitalism
4) Both love socialized medicine and central planning

It is irrelevant who wins in November. Totalitarianism is our destiny


21 posted on 08/09/2012 7:45:11 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: SeekAndFind
welcome to the party Ann ... abet a little late ... but welcome

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22 posted on 08/09/2012 7:45:12 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: SeekAndFind
During the Florida Primary we had to endure daily at least 5 anti-Newt mailers, countless anti-Newt TV and radio ads, and anti-Newt phone calls from "I approve this message-Romney" and his PAC's, that were downright brutal.

So, now we are treated to a replay of same 2008 numbnuts campaigning that allowed McCain to shoot himself in the foot every chance he got.

If Romney and McCain ran as torrid and nasty a campaigns as they wage against conservatives in their own party, Obama would be back in Chicago selling pencils on the street corner.

23 posted on 08/09/2012 7:46:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: NCLaw441
What happens when someone from a socialist state gets sick in a free state? Will they reimburse the free state for services or force them to become a socialist system by default. I hate government control of healthcare (and most anything) because that is how the communists planned to overtake us... and they have done well with their plan.

LLS

24 posted on 08/09/2012 7:48:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SeekAndFind

The milk toast response from the GOP and last weeks vote in the house to allow some presidential appointments to go through without the approval of congress adds more fuel to the theory that the GOP is being rapidly assimilated by the communists just like what happened to the Democrats.

They are in a good ole boys/girls club and want to keep their grasp on power. Seems they are willing to lose elections here and there as long as they have their turn at bat occasionally.

For right now, in 2012, I see no legal alternative to keep our country away from full communist domination other than the slim hope given by the Tea Party.

Does anyone realize how much damage unchallenged presidential appointees can do to this country by completely bypassing our elected representatives and regulating us to death?

You cannot come up with a valid reason the GOP would have surrendered in this manner other than the assimilation is now past 50%.


25 posted on 08/09/2012 8:19:25 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I guess each state can decide that for itself. I am not saying I support socialized medicine. I don’t. Only that states should make that decision, not the feds.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Mr. K
Of course she didn't get paid for all those books.
27 posted on 08/09/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: NCLaw441
I understand... I am against it period. Just like with homosexual marriage... one state should NEVER be allowed to force another state to recognize something so very anti American... and government control of something like marriage or healthcare is just wrong. I am 100% with States rights... but those rights are limited just like our individual rights are limited when they become detrimental to other’s individual rights. It wasn't designed to be easy and some things should just never be.

LLS

28 posted on 08/09/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: dalebert

Re: she should be fired...she didnt even refute the talking points of the ad. her response was lame and to people against gov. healthcare she probably turned some off.

A classic example of bringing a knife to a gunfight.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 8:45:38 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: maryz

ALL of Romney’s advisors need firing. Saul’s just the most obvious at this moment. Which one of the “guys” decided that Romney should say nothing about CFA? Which one of them thought integrating gays into the Boy Scouts was a great idea? Who released the sterling list of Convention speakers that highlighted McCain but eschewed Palin and scheduled Newt as a panel moderator? Who came up with “Obamaloney”? (The Romney ad on welfare was spot on—where’s the team’s defense against Obama’s objections to it?) THIS is Romney’s crack brain-machine?

YOU BET Coulter’s right. The problem is that she’s thinking micro instead of macro.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 9:09:48 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: skeeter
Yes, she probably did get paid mucho dinero for writing some amazing anti-liberal books

but we know who she REALLY is now, don't we? She can't hide any more.

She's already on my list of people who are DEAD TO ME NOW because they do not agree with 100% of everything I think.

31 posted on 08/09/2012 9:11:21 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mach9
I don't think it's the advisors that came up with what you list -- those "ideas" are pure Mitt. In MA, Mitt had the reputation of surrounding himself with yes-men. He doesn't want to be told what to do . . .

When he ran for governor here, most of the party thought one Jim Rappaport would be an excellent choice for lieutenant governor. Mitt dug in his heels and fought harder against that than I ever saw him fight about anything else. I didn't even know who Rappaport was, but someone who knows local politics better than I said that Rappaport was his own man and wouldn't be a lapdog for Mitt.

Mitt finally chose Kerry Healey, a political novice (but rich, or maybe her husband was). And Healey was apparently content to obey the old advice to children, "Speak when spoken to; do as you're bid!"

32 posted on 08/09/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Mr. K
Your sarcasm misses the mark because it implies something I never said.

But hopefully you're having fun.

33 posted on 08/09/2012 9:32:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

A stopped clock is correct twice a day, Ann is right on this one.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 9:32:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SeekAndFind
FLASHBACK: Feb 01, 2012

ANN COULTER COLUMN: "THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE"

35 posted on 08/09/2012 10:33:36 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: maryz

Like you, I don’t doubt for a moment these are Romney’s ideas. But that’s why you hire a team of advisors! Sarah Palin wouldn’t have needed such a team—she has actual, long-held ideas that resonate. Romney doesn’t, and it’s a campaign’s duty to learn and act on that. McCain, of course, had the same problem. And, surprise, surprise, the teams are virtually identical. What’s that definition of insanity again . . .?


36 posted on 08/09/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: LS

You tell her Professor! I’ve had enough of republicans who are tougher on other repub’s than they are on Dems.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 8:10:16 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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