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What Romney Should Have Said
American Spectator ^ | 2012-09-12 | Ben Stein

Posted on 09/13/2012 2:19:33 PM PDT by justlurking

This is the speech I would have liked to have heard from Presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday.

"My fellow Americans, today is the eleven year anniversary of the horrible mass murders of innocent men, women, and children in the United States by sick, twisted terrorists hiding behind the cloak of Islam. By a terrible stroke, today also marked vicious attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. These attacks, by raging, cowardly mobs, were supposedly instigated by an amateur e-mail about the being whom Muslims consider sacred and a Holy prophet, Mohammed. This e-mail was made in the United States under the protection of our Constitution, which protects freedom or speech and expression. The mobs who attacked our missions objected to the e-mail cartoon or whatever it was. They have the complete right to object. But they do not have the right under any international law to attack our diplomatic stations for any reason at all.

"My opponent, Mr. Barack Obama, chose to meet this international outrage by apologizing to the mobs in the form of a letter from Mrs. Clinton's State Department condemning the making of the offending e-mail.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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Read the rest at the link. I think Ben nailed it. He closes with:

"He didn't make that speech but it's not too late."

1 posted on 09/13/2012 2:19:34 PM PDT by justlurking
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To: justlurking

He should have said:

“Under my administration, islam will be considered an ideology and not a religion. All funding, special permits and other considerations given to real religions will be forthwith ended.

“Likewise, islam will be considered to be an anti-American sect, like Nazis and the KKK and will be watched very closely.

“As Americans, their free speech rights will never be abridged. But neither shall they be subsidized.

“Any who disagree with this are welcome and encouraged to leave.”


2 posted on 09/13/2012 2:28:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: justlurking

Romney doesn’t have the gonads to be that direct. Newt would have creamed the insane bunch of killers.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: freedumb2003

Excellent.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 2:32:30 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: justlurking

Ben Stein is schizophrenic. One day spot on, next a complete idiot. I’m not sure he is stable.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 2:33:43 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: freedumb2003
“Under my administration, islam will be considered an ideology and not a religion. All funding, special permits and other considerations given to real religions will be forthwith ended.

“Likewise, islam will be considered to be an anti-American sect, like Nazis and the KKK and will be watched very closely."

Had Romney actually stated this, I would have instantly become a louder, more tireless Team Mittens shill than Jennifer Rubin and Ann Coulter combined.

6 posted on 09/13/2012 2:34:55 PM 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: justlurking
After watching all of this, 40% of America is still going to vote for this guy?

What Romney should have said.
7 posted on 09/13/2012 2:35:22 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce
After watching all of this, 40% of America is still going to vote for this guy?

While I obviously share your sentiments, at this point I'd pay good money for certain knowledge that The (Marxist Moslem) One would only get 40% of the vote. We'd be done with him and a lot of his minions.

8 posted on 09/13/2012 2:47:38 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: justlurking
What Romney Should Have Said

FUBO...in spades !!

9 posted on 09/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: justlurking

Ben has lost it. He can barely remember if he’s in Idaho, Malibu or Beverly Hills.

I love to hear a man complain about money that has three houses in expensive-to-live areas.

And, btw, he and his dad’s views on economics suck.

“Wage and Price controls...anyone? Anyone?”


10 posted on 09/13/2012 2:53:24 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useful idiots.)
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To: freedumb2003

He did not say it because it is not true. Islam is not a homogenous religion. People here have decided it is but they are wrong.

The elements causing us problems are a very small minority of mostly Arabs.

Those who have been duped will never admit thay have been duped, but the plan was to dupe them into ceasing to give support to countries with the wacko Islamist minority demonstrators.

Tryin to appease them is like pissin in the ocean.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 2:54:09 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

>> Islam is not a homogenous religion. <<

1) It is not a religion, it is an ideology that is wrapped in religion as a cloak (and to dupe the stupid of which there are many)

2) All version are based on the same accursed qu’ran and started by the pedophile satan worshipper muhammed (may he rot in hell in a pig skin forever).

You note a difference without a distinction.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: freedumb2003

Oh heck. Let Romney be Romney. Better than Obama by every measure.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by Rapscallion (A successful Obama will be a tyrant over America.)
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To: freedumb2003
(may he rot in hell in a pig skin forever)


14 posted on 09/13/2012 3:04:44 PM 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: arkady_renko

I totally agree...
Used to love him and his articles in Amer Spec...
Yet on Fox business shows on Sat, he jumps the shark...
But still hard to turn on him after reading his great little book,
“Tommy and Me” about his adopted son...highly recommend it.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 3:18:58 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: justlurking

Bueller..Bueller...Bueller?


16 posted on 09/13/2012 3:49:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: justlurking
Mark Levin and I both think that Romney made the perfect response in his statements to the press. stein needs another TV show.

LLS

17 posted on 09/13/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: freedumb2003

What you have written is total drivel. I don’t know who taught you that crap but they were very ignorant.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 4:04:23 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: freedumb2003
You note a difference without a distinction.

Uhhhh...

19 posted on 09/13/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: justlurking
. . . hiding behind the cloak of Islam

Hogwash. Killing is Islam.

20 posted on 09/13/2012 4:21:24 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: bert

>>What you have written is total drivel. I don’t know who taught you that crap but they were very ignorant.<<

I have read the accursed qu’ran.

And if you don’t know the difference between a religion and an ideology you are on the wrong board.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: justlurking

What Romney said was excellent. He sounded like a normal US Pesident. Obama sounds like an even weaker jimmy carter. He is a total disgrace.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 4:29:22 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Cyber Liberty

>>You note a difference without a distinction.
Uhhhh...<<

Your note that I have inverted the words is a distinction without a difference ;)


23 posted on 09/13/2012 4:29:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: freedumb2003

You are just full of it. Why should I believe anything you think you learned from a bigoted reading?


24 posted on 09/13/2012 4:31:57 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: patriot08

Ben published an article long ago about that. I think it was in the WSJ.

He said that Hughes heard his voice, and thought it was perfect for a droning teacher. But, Ben was supposed to be off-camera.

On the set, the extras were laughing so hard at his deadpan delivery, they instead put Ben on camera. And, the rest was history.

I loved “Ben Stein’s Money”. I was always amazed at his encyclopedic memory. But, Ben finally met his match - one guy aced all ten questions in the lightning round, blowing both me and Ben away. I only saw it happen once, and never saw even Ben equal it.

The contestant got a standing ovation from the audience. Even I was cheering for him. I always wondered how he would have matched up against Ken Jennings.


25 posted on 09/13/2012 4:37:59 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: freedumb2003
Your retort is a perfect example, my FRiend, of illustrating *my* distinction w/o a difference! Bravo! (Insert the sound of *two* hands clapping)

:^)

26 posted on 09/13/2012 4:52:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: justlurking; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
What Romney Should Have Said

Grammar police here: CORRECTION: Should of been: "Should of"!

27 posted on 09/13/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

LOL! That one gets to me too.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Revolting cat!
Grammar police here

You're not my gramm'ar'!


29 posted on 09/13/2012 5:05:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: bert

>>You are just full of it. Why should I believe anything you think you learned from a bigoted reading?<<

Are you sure you are on the right board?

KOS is 2 rooms to the left.

I am sure you cheered the muslims on yesterday, and are hoping they do more today and tomorrow.

Others may have patience for your liberalism — I do not.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 5:08:53 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Cyber Liberty

I needed guidance :)


31 posted on 09/13/2012 5:10:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (“We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents.” moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: justlurking

Never knew that..(Ben wasn’t to be on camera).
Interesting. Thanks.
I thought he was great in that part.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Logical me

‘Newt would have creamed the insane bunch of killers.’

Got that right.
He was our choice - - -


33 posted on 09/13/2012 5:59:33 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I have been waiting for weeks for Romney to be asked the ‘Islam/Muslim’ question . . .
even as I display his sign in the yard.
If asked weeks ago, his answer might have been a bit different than after yesterday’s horrors.

When I hear his stance, I will know where we
are at with him - - -

NOTHing is more critical then how we deal with The Religion Of Constant Anger and the Right To Be Offended.

(Actually, I believe the percentage of rioters are active because they have nothing better to do, and are just itching for something to use up energy. Just give them an excuse) - - -


34 posted on 09/13/2012 6:09:41 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: arkady_renko

I would agree...Ben Stein can be brilliant at times and really give you ten lines of great thinking. Then he could turn around and say some absolutely stupid things that you’d expect out of a first-year college student.


35 posted on 09/14/2012 12:55:43 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: justlurking

I stopped listening to Stein when he trashed the Tea Party and agreed with Obama on taxing millionaires. He also endorsed Al Franken. Unforgivable.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 12:53:26 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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