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Mute Button (New Romney Ad)
Mitt Romney ^ | 09/23/2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/23/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by nhwingut

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward reported that during negotiations on the stimulus, President Obama called the leaders of the Democratic Party: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid.

As he spoke, Speaker Pelosi muted the phone and went on with the meeting.

If he cannot lead his own party, how can he lead America?

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; mute; obama; pelosi; romney; unfit
Very strong ad. No one is listening.
1 posted on 09/23/2012 11:29:35 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

Beautiful day here today. Perfect weather. Went to the Rochester Fair yesterday. Fall is here already. I’m not looking forward to winter.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 11:35:34 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: nhwingut

I hope that America hits the mute button on their TVs when Zer0 speaks at the debates.


4 posted on 09/23/2012 11:37:00 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: nhwingut

I thought that the mute button actually prevented the person on the other end from hearing what you were saying. In a way that even worse, she didn’t want to President to hear what other Democrats were saying when he spoke.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 11:37:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: AlmaKing

It is gorgeous. In and out all morning helping wife plant mums and tulips (for spring). Patriots are on tonight so don’t have to blow nice day inside watching football.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 11:40:32 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yes....they just wanted to discuss what they had to say in their own meeting.. and didn’t want Obama to hear his piss-ass leadership was being ignored.....My guess is that they turned down the volume to just enough for them to hear if he actually caught on to their ignoring him.


7 posted on 09/23/2012 11:40:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GBT1945

I like the image of Obozo with phone to ear as voice is describing no one is listening. Very strong.


8 posted on 09/23/2012 11:42:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: nhwingut
You know it's powerful when Dems start complaining.... On the day it's released.

Politico: Nancy Pelosi objects to Mitt Romney ad
9 posted on 09/23/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Gaffer

The inference I take is that they wanted to figure out what they wanted to say to him without his hearing their discussion. If it were a frank and open exchange, I agree, they would not have muted it. They were worried about his reaction to any suggestions they might make.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: nhwingut

Romney should be more focused on the poor judgement calls of Obama, here, it is Pelosi that mutes the phone, so whatever Obama was saying would still be heard, just the background noise from Pelosi’s location would not be heard.

I’ll example a couple of poor judgement calls too, like raising the fuel standards to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, he cannot dictate technological advances, but doesn’t seem to have the judgement to understand that.

Example, economics=> the more money you take from the private sector, the smaller the private sector, yet he states his plan is an opportunity for everyone, when there will actually be less opportunity.

And by the way, how is it Obama will provide so much opportunity for everyone? He doesn’t own a business, and he won’t have enough money coming in even if he raises taxes.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 11:50:12 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Pelosi and Reid have more years of lying, dissembling Democrat elected experience, likely longer than this nitwit has been out of diapers. I find it hard to believe they actually had any semblance of value of what he had or has to say.

They MUST be lockstep in public, but I’d bet you dollar to a donut, they have the same attitude about him Clinton had when he told Kennedy, “A few years ago, Obama would have been bringing us coffee.”

Both Reid and Pelosi had POWER! They weren’t about to subsume it without getting any credit. Let’s face it. Obama has never had anything of substance or worth to contribute on the national scene about America’s problems or concerns of the real American.

That isn’t where this foreign raised Muslim is coming from. The only thing that protects him is his half-black skin, and the stubbornness of the MSM to propel him into a second term because they cannot admit now that they chose to help him get elected over actually finding out the truth. For this, they should all be damned to hell.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 11:53:41 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Son House

Good ad to reach indies, seniors, discerning RATS, Catholics and Jews

If Pelosi is complaining, double the buy.


13 posted on 09/23/2012 11:54:35 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: nhwingut

A very good ad. While I think Romney will need to hit Obama’s bad judgment harder (as another FReeper pointed out) in subsequent ads, I think this one was quite effective. It hits Obama as not being in charge, but it also tags Reid and Pelosi a little bit, too. This is important, as Reid is the “designated a-hole” of Obama’s re-election effort - i.e. the guy who acts as the lightning rod and says all the really nasty stuff while Obama plays the ‘I respect the other guy, but I disagree with him” shtick.

Good ad.


14 posted on 09/23/2012 11:58:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yeah, it kept him from realizing they were talking right through whatever he was yapping about.

I don’t like to see the Romney campaign putting out more ads without meaty issues content, however.


15 posted on 09/23/2012 12:04:28 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mwl8787

I agree , its a solid one ..Any ad that ties that traitorous bitch with Obama is an effective ad.


16 posted on 09/23/2012 12:07:01 PM PDT by HailReagan78
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To: Son House
So whatever Obama was saying would still be heard, just the background noise from Pelosi’s location would not be heard.

Right. But I don't think voters are going to get into semantics about whether Obama could still be heard. The point was they placed phone down, stopped listening and went on with business. Just like this country has. No one listens to this jerk any more.
17 posted on 09/23/2012 12:08:15 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: 9YearLurker

Anyone deciding on “meaty issues” has already made up his mind. The game plan now it to persuade the jelly brained leaners.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 12:11:32 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: nhwingut

OK, there are two mutes one uses in a conference all. One mutes the speaker, in this case, Obama. The other one mutes the listener so that the listener can move stuff around on his/her desk and the rest of the people on the call don’t hear it. I’ve been on those conference calls. I listen somewhat because occasionally there is a question asked and if I want the credit for the continuing education, I have to answer but I do have other stuff on my desk and I work on it. So has anyone read the book and did Woodward distinguish?


19 posted on 09/23/2012 12:13:43 PM PDT by Mercat (He's not President Kardashian, he's President BooBoo)
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To: nhwingut

It doesn’t matter what Romneys ad said. It will be presented as a gaffe. I guarantee it.


20 posted on 09/23/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT by GSWarrior (We have a president who thinks the national symbol is the bald ego.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I disagree.


21 posted on 09/23/2012 12:26:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I disagree on what will be persuasive.

It’s the old, you’ve got to give them something to vote for, too. If anything this plays into squishy moderates fears that Obama might be being disrespected because of his race.


22 posted on 09/23/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut

This add is a double edged sword. For conservatives a slam at Obama, for liberals, a slam at Reid and Pelosi.


23 posted on 09/23/2012 12:58:35 PM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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I’m not sure your disagree is with me as much as with the Romney campaign. I am convinced that I will vote for the most viable alternative to Obama. Romney is not my dream candidate, Reagan’s dead, but he is *vastly* superior to Obama.


24 posted on 09/23/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What is more unseemly that the sight of Chris Matthews groveling before his own self image?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’m certainly with you on all of that.


25 posted on 09/23/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nhwingut

Well Pelosi can easily say she was still listening after hitting the mute button. I seems to me that hitting mute can mean you are just cutting your own office noise so you can cough, stir coffee loudly, snuff a line or whatever else you want without the other parties hearing.


26 posted on 09/23/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: nhwingut

It is kinda useless. Obviously, Obammy led the Dems to push through Obamacare.

He should be focusing on Obama’s policy failures and how he will have different policies. If it is an American Idol level contest, the stink king wins another term.

This is a brainless American Idol ad.


27 posted on 09/23/2012 9:13:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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