Skip to comments.Romney: Obama 'Did Not' Raise Taxes (who nominated this idiot?)
Posted on 09/26/2012 3:30:44 AM PDT by markomalley
Paul Ryan stood by helplessly, and in apparent pain, as Mitt Romney strayed from campaign talking points on President Obama's tax record during a joint "reset" rally today in Ohio.
In the midst of remarks ridiculing the president's handling of the economy, Romney said: "I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years - he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes."
During the primaries, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered a very different view of the presidents record, when she told the L.A. Times: "President Obama has raised taxes 19 times."
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I swear, if it was anybody else...ANYBODY...even the Hildabeast or Jimmuh Catah...in the WH, there is NO WAY that this asshat would get my vote. None.
Sadly, there is a clear and present danger to the US and a moral imperative to remove that threat.
The GOP-E cleared the way for him and shoved him down Conservative throats. He’s all theirs.
Right, let’s get hysterical because the Obama Media Machine is on the prowl. Settle down,kid.
I guess he can say he was tired
At least he didn’t “suspend” his campaign.
And that machine has had a hunting license with no bag limit since the 1964 election, at least. They haven't even had to fake objectivity since that time (to my knowledge).
And any person who dares to run for office with an (R) after his name knows that as well. And they have to discipline their words because of it.
Sadly, this asshat never received the memo.
I think, I hope that's what Romney meant to say.
If you are talking about income taxes, what Romney said is technically true - but not because Obama did not try to do so. If he gets his way about the Bush tax cuts, that WOULD be raising income taxes. Of course, Obama has raised a lot of other taxes, and, if Obamacare is ever fully implemented, many more will go up. I live in NC and the Democrats have claimed for years that they have not raised taxes because they have not raised income taxes, but other taxes and fees have been steadily going up. That is only one of the reasons while the Republicans took over both houses of the legislature in 2010 and will take the governor’s mansion back in November. No matter who has NC listed as a tossup state, there is no way in h**l that Obama will win NC this year!
Just when I start feeling good about the butt hole he pulls something and I want to throw up.
I can't take 4 more of the FRAUD.
The second coming of Juan McLame
“I hope that’s what Romney meant to say”
It is. We have this odd tendency to pretend the income tax is the only tax. There’re like a billion of them.
It’s true and Romney’s point was Obama is going to raise taxes if reelected. Obama made a flaming disgrace of himself this week, so of course the media applies a fine tweezer to something Mitt Romney said, where the first phrase of half a sentence could be viewed out of context to harm Romney.
Oh no! A minor gaffe that might actually be technically correct!
If making gaffes disqualifies you for the office, then we can’t elect anyone.
Try this: A minor
gaffe apology for his opponent that might actually be technically correct!
With his "nice guy but misguided" technique, it's almost like he wants Øbøzø to win.
Freaking idiot. As another said on this thread, the second coming of Juan McLame
We need a Reagan II to follow Carter II, but instead we're getting Nixon II. The reason GOP-E didn't like Reagan is because the ticks won Congress in response to Reagan's conservatism. The Gopees don't want to lose their jobs this time, hence their support for a Nixon centrist. Being in the mushy middle didn't buy Nixon any sympathy from the leftist press. They despised him worse for it. Secretly the press is tiring of ass kissing the boy king and want to get back to the good old days of attacking Nixon, which was the tipping point when journalism threw any semblance of objectivity out the window.
Between 29% and 35% of Republican primary voters.
And the REALLY amazing thing is that a lot of people here defend the process.
I heard the full context. He meant that Obama kept the Bush tax cuts the first time around because 0 said we shouldn’t raise taxes in recession. Romney went on to say that he will raise them if he gets a second term.
You can thank “moderate” Republicans for another weak candidate, who is weak because he has no ideological foundation. When Obama wins a second term, perhaps he will tax all of these know-it-alls till their noses bleed and they’ll be retiring to Costa Rica. They are albatrosses around the necks of conservatives because they don’t live in Realville, as Rush calls it.
Hey folks, calm down and vote against the communist Marxist Third Worlder moronic ignoramus. Hint! hint! His middle name is Hussein.
Stop believing ABC propaganda?
Great point. We're voting to fire Obama, not elect Romney. Although, I still feel like a hypocrite because I admittedly stated "NO MORE RINOS," but I can not stand by and watch this socialist, anti-American destroy this country!
Without exception, only idiots voted for him in the primaries.
My vote is not in question.
But if you or anybody else expects me to turn into some sort of Romneybot...you've got another thing coming. Ain't happening.
We have this odd tendency to pretend the income tax is the only tax. Therere like a billion of them.
Yes, but if you’re one of the 47% that didn’t pay federal income taxes last year you’re a parasite according to the mindless chorus.
Ryan’s thinking, “And I hitched my wagon to THIS star?” Oy! Ryan would be a much better candidate for Pres. than Romney. I was hoping I’d like Romney better as time passed; I like him less.
Well, if the media reports this as a mistake it will highlight the fact Obama did raise taxes, just not income taxes.
The 47% thing has been confused with the old Calhounian majority voting wealth into their own pockets problem. Romney certainly confused the two. What he and others are missing is that just because you pay no net income taxes does not mean you are a tax eater. Firstly thete are a lot of other taxes. More importantly thinking so obscures the fact that a lot of tax consumers are middle class—naturally, since they are the preeminent voting power—for instance government employees or rich, for instance corporate welfare queens, businessmen whose businesses exist because of government intervention, and government employees.
....Romney's warning people...The Bush cuts are still intact...but unless the Congress does something about it SOON, they will expire.
I saw ABC and knew there had to be more to the story, the Bush tax cuts.
I Don't Believe The Liberal Media!
It is embarrassing to see how so many Freepers the MSM can play like brainless Pavlovian dogs.
Yup....the ONLY thing different from The Messiah and Romney-the-RINO is the (R) printed on the ballot. He's a RINO through-and-through, and IF he loses, it's because the GOP-E force-fed another RINO to the Conservatives.
We have painfully learned that the Republican primaries are full of idiots too; we already knew that long ago about their Democrat cousins.
And that is true...and of course, Obama has claimed that people have actually been paying lower income taxes right?
Sounds good to the folks who told Howard Stern Paul Ryan was Obama’s running mate.
Those people will never understand that when you don’t have a job - don’t get a raise - or you endure a pay cut - of COURSE your taxable income is going to drop.
I wish they would talk more about gas prices, cost of heating oil, food prices, utility rates.
Everyone is getting squeezed
Technically creating new taxes and raising fees is not "raising taxes".
I had a bogus lane violation that I contested. It cost me $25 to see a magistrate; I beat the ticket, but I did not get that $25 dollars back. The process assumes guilt and makes one pay to prove their innocence. That is a fee! Not an increase in taxes, but a "real" expense incurred none the less.
I do not know, nor do I care about the context Romney stated that Obama did not raise taxes, but I can understand his empathy with Obama, in the case of generation of government revenue, they are similar.
Is there some sort of dope that Romney and McCain got hooked on?
How can two such lousy candidates have been put forward by the Republicans.
The really sad part is that at this time there is nothing we can do but vote for this _________ (sorry I had to leave it blank, my knowledge of the English language cannot find a descriptive word that covers what I think this early in the morning. Nothing I can place here and not get banned anyway.)
Ginghrich should have been the nominee!
Haven’t I said this since the beginning? He’s playing to lose.
It’s not even “technically correct.” Lowering deductions raises income taxes, and the $2,500 cap on flexible spending accounts does exactly that.
go get em tiger !!! this is the tool thats going to save the Republic ???
good thing he has an army of believers to nuance his words and explain them to the voters...
Sadly, the ABOs have to defend statements like this by twisting and spinning them so they seem a bit palatable by conservatives and even their own conservative principles.
At some point, 1010, Romney had better unleash on Obama what he unleashed on Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum
If he NEVER does, then what will you think?
Personally, I will think the fix was in all along, that beltway folks love each other and don’t really care who wins.
I’ve seen Newt on the news the last few nights, and I listen to him talk about the MidEast, about the economy, about anything, and he does it so clearly, so pointedly, and so to the throat at the Obama Administration, and I simply sigh.
So which is worse, a candidate who once couldn’t keep his hormones in check or a guy who seems to have taken a pacifist vow during the general election?
So there are only 41 DAYS left ‘til the election.
I view TV randomly, and I’ve not seen a single Romney ad here in my part of OHIO this week. I’ve seen at least half a dozen Obama ads, more than that probably.
We hear Romney’s husbanding his resources for a final assault. 41 DAYS out it isn’t important to set the plate for the first debate with hard-hitting ads. That’s not how he treated debates with Gingrich. Remember the releases about Gingrich’s failed marriages? Those shaped the battlefield prior to the Florida debates.
Now it’s Mr Nice Guy. OHIO, 1010, the Cincinnati market, the largest metropolitan statistical area in all of Ohio, and I’m seeing NOTHING. (Add Dayton, similar to Cincy in so many ways, and by far the most populous area in the state.)
So, being nice, Obama hasn’t raised taxes.
Gingrich, on the other hand, says of Obama, “He’s not a serious person. He attends only 39% of security briefings. On the day our embassy is attacked in Benghazi he goes to Las Vegas...”
And Romney says, “He didn’t raise taxes.”
I’m waiting for Romney Shock and Awe, but I’m afraid I’m gonna get “Nice and Easy”.
The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.
Is the flop horse flopping again?
Not if you live in states 51-57...
So to report this “gaffe” the media will have to point out that Obama did raise taxes.
So far Obama did not raise income tax but as Romney said in this interview he will be raising them if he is re-elected... What is the big deal here?
Here is the problem:
In the midst of remarks ridiculing the president's handling of the economy, Romney said: “I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years - he's said he's going to do in the next four years, which is to raise taxes.”
During the primaries, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul offered a very different view of the presidents record, when she told the L.A. Times: “President Obama has raised taxes 19 times.”
Typical Romney cant remember what he said before. Well, maybe the OH audience was is in that 47% so it doesn't matter.
Did you mean that Romney can’t remember what Andrea said? You quoted 2 different people.
As mentioned before, what is the MSM going to say?
“Barry did too raise taxes!”?
There is a concerted effort on the part of the LSM to assist the Obama campaign. A tactic once understood is no longer a tactic, unless there's a gullible FReeper on the receiving end.
Story after story report some Romney “gaffe” and surprise, surprise it's taken out of context or part of a smear campaign. How come we can catch it some times and fall for it other times?
This is the same lying media that hates and undermines our beliefs and values. Don't believe them. Savvy?
There is no big deal. The left and many on the right parse his every word and spend days on end criticizing him. I imagine it's not easy for him having to fight obama AND the media AND the entire entertainment industry AND aarp AND Planned Parenthood, AND blatant repeated lies AND the list goes on. They don't cover his rallies. All of the coverage on Romney is negative. It's a pretty tough hurdle when you have the MSM openly supporting a commie.
Or “Even Romney admits that President Obama did not raise taxes”