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Mitt Romney denounces anti-Muslim film
sun-sentinel.com ^ | September 14, 2012

Posted on 09/14/2012 11:25:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

NEW YORK--Mitt Romney denounced an anti-Muslim film that is stirring unrest in the Middle East, even as he stood by his condemnation of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for its implied denunciation of the film.

Speaking to George Stephanopoulous of ABC's “Good Morning America,” Romney said he still believed it was "inappropriate" for the embassy to put out the statement, issued as anger rose in Egypt on Sept. 11 over a film that ridiculed the Muslim prophet Muhammad. He said the embassy should have taken it down after protesters breached the embassy grounds. The same day, attackers in Libya stormed a U.S. consulate and killed four foreign service officers, including the ambassador, Christopher Stevens.

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1 posted on 09/14/2012 11:25:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just when he was acting like a leader...he backs down.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 11:27:53 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: ilovesarah2012

Romney, you’re a dumbass. Keep this placating, patronizing of 0bama crap up and I’ll NOT vote for you.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 11:28:01 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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4 posted on 09/14/2012 11:28:28 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ilovesarah2012

This “report” is partial spin on the topic. What Romney said was wishy-washy, but not they way they imply it.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 11:30:36 AM PDT by Clock King
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To: ilovesarah2012

Jees why did he do that


6 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: MNlurker

He actually stood up for the first amendment something 0bumagabe did not do.

I guess you really did not read what he said, only what was reported in the headline.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:08 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wrote the comment below in a response to a question on the “Real Time +70 years” thread. The question was how the reporting of the war in the media differed from then to now. I have lightly edited it. Long, but hey, read it anyway:

Boy do I ever have comments about “war coverage” now. As we have all noted, the New York Times of 1942 was a hell of a lot more patriotic than the Times of today. But there are some very disturbing trends in how the current war is being reported, thanks to the perversion of the media that resulted from the long march through the institutions.

Yes, the war on terror is different than WW2. There are no battlefield maps to measure victory or defeat. But there are very clear tell tale signs to look for in the murk of this conflict, and I hate to say it but they very clearly show that we are losing this war, and losing it badly.

First and foremost is the nature of the war itself. What we have is more similar to the Cold War than to WW2. Both the Cold War and the War on Terror had their military battles, but that’s not really where the wars were or will be won or lost. For the Cold War, we had a coherent multi-generational strategy laid down by Secretary of State George C. Marshall; the strategy of “containment.” We would contain Soviet Communism to those states where it existed, and prevent by any means necessary, its spread to other states. The strategy was that international communism would then collapse due to its own internal deficiencies. The strategy worked, only because when Soviet communism was on the ropes, Ronald Reagan realized it and he gave it the final shove.

We do not have the same strategy today. If there is a strategy for our war on terror, it is to make the terrorist states “like us.” Under President Bush, it meant we will “make them like us” in terms of becoming democratic institutions. That changed to 0bama’s strategy of “make them like us” by appeasing them to be our friends.

It is apparent today that both strategies have failed.

And here is the real reason we are losing. First and foremost, it’s because we don’t even call this war what it really is. It is not a “war on terror” where we are taking some offensive action to wipe out international terrorists. It is more accurately “Islam’s war on the west.” It really is nothing less than that, and the mere fact that our public institutions are afraid (yes, AFRAID) to say so, is a confession that we have no strategy, and are losing a war we won’t even recognize as being waged against us.

The anti-American outbursts in the middle east in the past few days show just how badly we are losing this war, and it will take some explanation so bear with me. First, all of the “outrage” over some internet movie is manufactured. The muzzies aren’t outraged over it, they haven’t even seen it. But its used as an excuse to rile them up and murder Americans, for which any excuse will do. It’s a war on the west, remember? And WE ARE “the West.” OK, so they hate us. And our media and our political leadership (both parties) REFUSE to recognize this. How can we possibly win when we won’t even confront the evil facing us?

But wait, it gets even worse. It should be pretty clear that Islam is incompatible with the First Amendment of our Constitution, and any sort of guarantee of free experession of speech or religion. Do anything to “offend” the muzzies and they automatically resort to violence. Put a crucifix in urine, does it offend Christians? Sure it does. But Christians won’t murder anyone over it. Make a movie that tells the ugly truth about Mohammed? They go berserk. The problem is how our press and government is reacting to this. I heard this morning that our FBI has “tracked down” the movie producer, they released his name, and they listed his criminal record (yes, he apparently has one). The inference is pretty obvious. In the American media, making a movie, however truthful, that “offends” muzzies, is now equated with a CRIME. In fact, some entertainment idiots like Bette Midler have stated that the movie guy should be charged with murder.

I am an attorney, having gradutated law school in 1984. I really only remember one “lecture” from law school; that was during the first semester of my first year, when Dean Harvey, my Civil Procedure professor, turned the lecture over to a Holocaust survivor. He spent the hour telling us what he had to do to be the only member of his family to survive Auschwitz. Of course, I had studied history and knew about the Holocaust, and thought “yeah, this was bad, but so what?” After the man was done speaking, Professor Harvey went to the podium, and all he said was “It’s your duty as lawyers to make sure this never happens again.”

That’s when it hit home what it really means to be a lawyer. Where were the lawyers in Germany to stand up and say “This is wrong, it is illegal, you cannot do this?” I never forgot that. Unfortunately, most of my classmates walked out of the lecture believing it could never happen here.

Well folks, it is. Right now. Our most basic Constitutional guarantee, the right to speak and practice religion (which in my mind includes the right to attack any religion) is not only under assault, it is being destroyed. Right now, right under our very eyes, by the very same forces of evil that wound up stuffing Jews into ovens. Robert Maplethorpe’s placing a crucfix in a jar of urine offended me deeply. But if he’d asked me to defend his right to do so, I would have without hesitation. Today, it is the duty of every American lawyer to stand up and say that anyone in the United States has a right to make a video of Mohammed, to have it depict anything they want, and be absolutely protected in doing so.

Instead, he is being thrown away as a human sacrifice to appease a satanic cult that looks with contempt upon appeasement. Just as the Nazis looked with contempt upon the appeasement of Neville Chamberlain. And when we do that, our Constitution and our liberties have lost to islam. The muzzies have won.

Who says history does not repeat.

We are losing Islam’s war against us. Who knows, we may already have lost.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:14 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong," he said. "And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do. They have the right to do that, but it’s not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film."

This does not amp me up at all.

9 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: MNlurker

I don’t like this at all. It’s called “FREE SPEECH” ass-wee-pay!!! Not to mention that this was a coordinated attack that took planning. Time and rockets doofus.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Just another wimpy politician. I bet Allen West doesn’t denounce the film. I watched some of it on YouTube and it was just silly. Looked like something goofy college pranksters would do. My guess is hardly any of the muslim rioters even watched it. They are the religion of perpetual outrage. I’m sick of American apologizing to them.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 11:31:41 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

why did he do that..that put him back down low with obama.

OBAMA ON NOW FOR PHOTO OPP


12 posted on 09/14/2012 11:32:02 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Clock King

The truth won’t stop the ABRs from wetting their pants.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 11:32:33 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ilovesarah2012
Gov. Romney *this* is a speech!

Text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/09/14/paul-ryan-obamas-israel-approach-bordering-on-contempt/

14 posted on 09/14/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.<P>)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Has anyone seen the film? It is so bad it’s funny.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: dalebert

Fox showing the return of the bodies of the ambassador and others killed in Libya. So sad, yet Obama won’t do a damn thing about it.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Perdogg

Right, but just geeze, doesn’t he know it’s a headline only reading majority and Steppinalloverus & co. know that?

I mean can’t he just stop talking to these Obie campain workers?

When is he going to hire some advisors?


17 posted on 09/14/2012 11:34:16 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Perdogg

Guilty as charged Perdogg and a crack on the hands accepted. Been on edge with everything this week and any even implied weakness by Romney is setting me off.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 11:34:19 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; All

BS- then don’t vote for him....did you read the story or just react to the headline???

“But, asked about the film itself, Romney said he hadn’t seen and had no intention of doing so. Still, he seemed to agree with much of the substance of the embassy’s statement.

“And the idea of using something that some people consider sacred and then parading that out a negative way is simply inappropriate and wrong,” he said. “And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do. They have the right to do that, but it’s not right to do things that are of the nature of what was done by, apparently this film.””


what’s wrong with that response??? is he suppose to support the film??? he’s supporting 1st ammendment rights, which obama is not by virtue of sending the military to pastor jones house and pleading that jones pull his support for the film, and says the film in his POV was wrong...


19 posted on 09/14/2012 11:34:33 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Chris Mathews tweeted earlier, demanding Romney denounce the video.

They are training him to jump. McCain light.

Newt polled the highest when he pushed back to MSM

20 posted on 09/14/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: ilovesarah2012
Mitt Romney denounced an anti-Muslim film


21 posted on 09/14/2012 11:35:52 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: ilovesarah2012

All he’s doing is taking a talking point away from the media. He denounced it - now that case is closed. Now he can move on with attacking o’s foreign policy.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Perdogg

Romney on ABC: “But I can tell you the president’s a person that a lot of people like. I don’t dislike him myself and wish him the very best.”

This will teach the ABR folks alright!! Go get em’ Mitt. What leadership!!!!!


23 posted on 09/14/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: ilovesarah2012
Mitt Romney denounces anti-Muslim film

Oh gezzzz, we are screwed!

24 posted on 09/14/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MNlurker

We have to be aware that the media is in the phase of the campaign where they will attempt to divide us. WE MUST STAY FOCUSED!!!


25 posted on 09/14/2012 11:37:23 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ilovesarah2012

he might have just re-elected Obama with his spinelessness


26 posted on 09/14/2012 11:37:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: isthisnickcool

If only he’d added, “I also disliked when they put the image of Jesus in a jar of urine and called it ‘art’. But, now, as then, the First Amendment is there to defend unpleasant speech, not just speech you agree with.”


27 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I have no problem with this. I “denounce” the film because its stupid, hell, I denounce Michael Moore’s stuff too. But thats a far cry from the mealy mouthed apology that came out of the embassy. I understand the position the embassy was in, but that statement was awful. It was certainly weak on the First Amendment, one of our most treasure rights. We should NOT come across sounding like we apologize for having it.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:10 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s official. Romney is one of the two people who watch Chris Mathews.


29 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: jersey117

Correct. This was smart. The media were trying to make out he supported the film. All he said was he disagrees with the content. That’s fine. People should stop jumping to conclusions


30 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

A concerned newbie threatening to not vote for Romney? *yawn*


31 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 53 days away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Mitt Romney denounces anti-Muslim film

32 posted on 09/14/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ilovesarah2012

WTF is wrong with Romney? Why is he retreating? Good lord.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 11:39:28 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Oh yes, by all means take our minds odd the disgusting dog and pony show occuring with the return of the bodies from Libya. Obama, Biden and Clinton looking solemn while “Nearer My God To Thee” plays in the backround.

Well, they also played that song when the Titanic was sinking. I pray that is a good omen.


34 posted on 09/14/2012 11:39:40 AM PDT by mardi59 (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: GeronL
The ONLY proper response to Islamic rage monkey tantruming, whether here or abroad:


35 posted on 09/14/2012 11:39:46 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: Paradox

I can’t stand Michael Moore but he has a right to make all the stupids films he wants and stupid people have the right to see them.

It isn’t Romney’s place to denounce the film. It’s his job to beat Obama.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: svcw

He’s not. He is saying he disagrees with the content. It was the smart thing to do. He still condemns apologizing for it, which is what Obama has done


37 posted on 09/14/2012 11:40:45 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Correct. Obama is playing a bumbling game of checkers. Romney is playing chess. You can be sure that at the next press conference or interview Romney did they were going to hammer him with “why aren’t you denouncing the film?” and that talkiing point would dominate the next few news cycles.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ilovesarah2012

No change here...still won’t vote for him.

In the End Days you are given only bad choices.


39 posted on 09/14/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: GeronL; All

Sarah Palin said essentially the same thing when Rev Jones threatened to burn the Quaran. She said that Rev Jones had a right to do it, but he shouldn’t do it, and no one wet their pants.


40 posted on 09/14/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ilovesarah2012

“And I wish people wouldn’t do it. Of course, we have a First Amendment. And under the First Amendment, people are allowed to do what they feel they want to do.

His statement is fine by me. He basically says the film is not cool but stands up for the First Amendment.


41 posted on 09/14/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: MNlurker

Just when he was acting like a leader...he backs down.


Right on cue, and people here on FR think Romney even has a chance this November.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 11:42:28 AM PDT by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

He denounced it in the mildest terms and defended the 1st amendment.

This is Democrap spin on what he said.


43 posted on 09/14/2012 11:43:52 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Clock King

Exactly!!

This is spin!!


44 posted on 09/14/2012 11:45:02 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Which is it Mitt? YHWH’s people have a God given right to speak; state the truth about this horrifying monster of the RIP? or shut up when people following this monster terrify you and others with violence?

WHICH IS IT? Don’t be a wishy-washy wimp.


45 posted on 09/14/2012 11:45:09 AM PDT by veracious
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To: mylife

Chris Matthews was already ginning up another controversy by asking why Romney hasn’t denounced it. We all now know how the “journalists” (LOL) conspire to badger him with their talking points. He beat them to it. Let’s keep the focus on obama’s ineptness.


46 posted on 09/14/2012 11:46:08 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: mylife

“This is Democrap spin on what he said”

We’re going to see a lot of this here from now until the election. It pays to read the article before commenting.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 11:46:43 AM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What he said was 100% correct.


48 posted on 09/14/2012 11:46:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: yield 2 the right
Hillary on TV attacking the film, as if this wasn't being used as an excuse....This is unacceptable she said...

That's it!!!

Lets end the First Amendment....Get rid of it, we must praise our Muslim friends!!

No more bad talk about Muslims, it's just unacceptable!!

49 posted on 09/14/2012 11:47:22 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ilovesarah2012

yes he is .doing somthing..getting a photo op


50 posted on 09/14/2012 11:48:15 AM PDT by dalebert
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