Skip to comments.Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge
Posted on 11/03/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
ICYMI, on the campaign trail on Ohio on Friday, the president had just a few choice words about why people should get out and vote in response to rally-goers booing at the mention of Mitt Romney.
Obama Says Voting Is The Best Revenge
I wont even waste a facepalm on this swing-and-a-miss, but I have to wonder: What, exactly, was the president thinking here? (I think its safe to guess that that was not on the teleprompter.) I realize it was meant to be a casually funny, throwaway remark, but when youve run such a doggedly negative campaign and people are craving that good ol Hopenchange spirit of days gone by, it just sounds snide and petty. This is the time in the race when youd think both candidates would be going for an uplifting, positive tone, and revenge is a pretty harsh and loaded word that begs some logical questions: Revenge against whom? The GOP candidate whos had the audacity to challenge him and his failed policies in this pesky democratic system of ours? Or, perhaps, could it be for revenge against the stagnant economy and failed policies of the last four years? That would make much more sense.
Whats more, it sets Romney up for some wholesome rejoinders, like this one:
Romney: Obama said to vote for revenge, I ask the American people to vote for love of country
Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge. For revenge. Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.
Easy peasy. This was at a mega-rally in Ohio last night, by the way, that turned up tens of thousands of supporters and included dozens of bigtime GOPers wholl be stumping on Romneys behalf throughout the battleground states in the closing days. Coming to a swing state near you, via CNN:
At least 40 of those surrogates appeared at the chilly outdoor rally with Romney and Ryan that drew a massive audience in the Cincinnati suburb crowd estimates ranged from 18,000 to 30,000 and included a performance by Kid Rock, who belted out Born Free from on top of a piano.
Guests included 2008 GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida; House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who delivered a series of blistering zingers against the president who rallied the crowd with line after line of reasons why Obama should resign and faulting him for incompetence over the Libya consulate attacks.
Of the GOP powerhouse Romney said, They are about to Fan out across the entire nation to make sure we have victory on November 6, and some comic on the team has named us the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally I got it out thats R6 for short.Theyre going to make sure we win. Ohio is the center place. Were going to make sure this is the place we take. And were going to take back the White House.
I know its been said over & over, but imagine where this race would be if we had an unbiased MSM.
Revenge will certainly come on November 6th, against the Obama regime. And the next administration needs to go after and prosecute this criminal cabal.
Who is Barry telling his zombies to take their revenge on? Americans? Nice job Barry! He’s a hater.
Obame slipped into Community Organizer Mode. Sounds like something he would say on the South Side of Chicago.
Romney's response, juxtaposed with Obama’s, tells you everything you need to know about the motivations and character of these two men. Obama has always been about ‘payback’ and ‘vengeance’. Always. I don't view him much differently than I do Farrakhan, except that Obama has been until recently more dangerous, because he was able to put a soft face on a similarly radical message and agenda.
Obama’s facial expression and body language in that video are downright ugly.
His mafia don wannabe side is showing...
A fitting theme for the last two days of this campaign!
The Founders of America, impassioned believers in Creator-endowed life, liberty, rights, laws to protect them, and freedom of individual enterprise and opportunity certainly would echo Mitt Romney's statement today!
After centuries of Government-over-People arrangements, whether by one, a few, or many, our Founders saw liberty as a Creator-endowed blessing (see Preamble to Constitution), and that Constitution which formed our Republic changed that arrangement to a Creator - People - Governmeent form of self-government which protected those "blessings" of liberty.
Revenge is not an emotion which is conducive to good government or successful individual lives.
Hopefully, on Tuesday, American citizens, motivated by an internal longing for more liberty and less government will have made their appeal to Divine Providence, as did the Founders, and exercise their sacred right to vote for a leader who appeals, not to their baser emotions, but to their God-given longings and desires.
Perhaps we might be inspired by listening to a tremendous modern hymn entitled, "Heal Our Land," by Orrin Hatch,, as performed by Winton Phipps.
This will hurt O with Indy’s. His campaign tried to clarify this morning. It is getting a decent amount of notice on the media outlets and twitter.
It has nothing to do with the color of the people involved, but character. But, you know that, of course. Don’t worry, I fixed it for you.
“I think Obama is going to lose badly because a lot of... people who may not have a strong interest in politics are sick of having a surly... malcontent in the White House.”
***His mafia don wannabe side is showing...****
Well, he ‘donned’ that Air Force One Bomber Jacket. He must have thought it would make him ‘macho’.
He is such a spoiled child!!!
Obama has been taking his revenge out on America for 4 yrs.
[ Obamas facial expression and body language in that video are downright ugly. ]
Yep. That’s why it made such a great ad. Obama hates everyone and anyone who doesn’t support him. How does he plan on uniting a divided nation if (please God no he happens to get re-elected? This rhetoric certainly isn’t going to do it!
Comments like yours are not helpful when some of us are trying to convince previous Obama voters that voting against him has nothing to do with racism.
A white candidate (Joe Biden, for example) probably could have gotten away with that comment. But to hear it from a guy whose own life has been nothing more than a race-based diatribe is just too much. The Obama campaign knows this all too well -- which is why that bigfoot-looking creature Michelle has been kept out of public view for the last few weeks.
By the time Wednesday rolls around, I predict that a lot of moderate people in the media are going to start referring to Barack Obama as "President Dinkins."
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Romney should ride this revvenge comment til election day....its getting mainstream play