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NBC's Gregory Claims Romney Must 'Distance' Himself From GOP 'In Trouble
News Buster.org ^ | June 4, 2012 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 06/04/2012 7:36:54 PM PDT by Kaslin

As Republican strategist Alex Castellanos described the split in the Democratic Party over Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital on Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, host David Gregory defensively attempted to focus on Romney's difficulties: "...here's the problem for Governor Romney. He does have to create distance from a Republican Party that is in trouble."

Gregory failed to give much evidence for that declaration other than pointing to a potential demographic edge for Democrats: "[Romney] has to create new opportunities for the fact that there is a coalition of the young, Hispanics and women who he has a severe disadvantage with." Gregory also insisted Romney must come up with a better economic message: "He has to do that with a kind of vision for the economy that is different than, 'How's it going with the other guy?' Which is basically what his message has been so far."

Castellanos fired back:

And all you have to do, I think, is look at the world around you and describe it....how do we grow this economy? The old way, the way Barack Obama still wants to do it, send our money to Washington and try to grow it top-down politically and artificially from Washington or take money out of big dumb slow government and put it in the American people's pockets, invest in 300 million dreams and plans and grow the economy naturally and organically bottom-up?

Here is a transcript of the June 3 exchange:

11:05AM ET

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ALEX CASTELLANOS: This president is telling the American people that the biggest problem we have is other Americans that are holding the economy back. And Bill Clinton was a new business Democrat, a new Democrat. He wanted to grow the economy. The president's job, Bill Clinton thought, was to grow it for everybody, not just to redistribute what some Americans have. That's why the biggest split, I think, that's hurting Barack Obama now, is a split in the Democratic Party. It turns out Hillary Clinton is still running in the 2008 primary.

DAVID GREGORY: Well, let me ask you this though, Alex. Because here's the problem for Governor Romney. He does have to create distance from a Republican Party that is in trouble. He has to create new opportunities for the fact that there is a coalition of the young, Hispanics and women who he has a severe disadvantage with. And he has to do that with a kind of vision for the economy that is different than, "How's it going with the other guy?" Which is basically what his message has been so far.

CASTELLANOS: And all you have to do, I think, is look at the world around you and describe it. Which is what I think you are going to see not only Mitt Romney, but new Republicans do. And that is, look, how do we grow this economy? The old way, the way Barack Obama still wants to do it, send our money to Washington and try to grow it top-down politically and artificially from Washington or take money out of big dumb slow government and put it in the American people's pockets, invest in 300 million dreams and plans and grow the economy naturally and organically bottom-up? There is a new Republican agenda that's very different.  

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alteredsource; gregory4fanniemae; msm4rinoromney; romney4fanniemae; themagicrino

1 posted on 06/04/2012 7:36:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

And Hitler told Ike that summer would be a bad time to invade France.

Why do these leftist a$$holes think we care for their “advice”?


2 posted on 06/04/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

Who cares what a shaved monkey says?


3 posted on 06/04/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Kaslin

Gregory definitely isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 7:41:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Kaslin

Is the Republican Party that’s “in trouble” today the same one that swept the table in 2010,Dave? Or would you prefer the question in French????


5 posted on 06/04/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Kaslin

Gregory needs to distance himself from Zer0, Anderson Cooper, Jerry Rivers and the rest of the MSM.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 7:47:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

The Republicans control a majority of the state Houses and Governorships.

The Republicans control the House and will Control the Senate after the next election.

The recall will lose in Wisconsin.

Romney has a better than even chance of beating Obama.

And the GOP is in trouble?


9 posted on 06/04/2012 7:48:27 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: Kaslin

Most of the personalities on the MSM nowadays are undisguised activists who use their on-air time to spew pure agitprop in the guise of “news analysis.”

That’s why I haven’t watched them in 25 years.

I’ve never actually seen David Gregory live. I only know what he looks like because I’ve seen screen shots on FR.

His editorial POV seems basically interchangable with that of Dick Gregory.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin

The worse the Food Stamp President does in the polls, the more crazy and nonsensical the MSM Pimps and Prostitutes for his re-election get. Sometimes they just sit there and babble at each other like the Food Stamp President does when his teleprompter is out for repair.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Kaslin

Nope... Still wont support the socialist romney.

Wait...

No.. still dont care... It must have been gas...

F romney
F rinos
F the GOP-e


12 posted on 06/04/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT by myself6 (NOT voting for the GOP's socialist - Romney)
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To: Kaslin

Does the MSM have collective amnesia about what happened in 2010?


13 posted on 06/04/2012 8:04:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Kaslin
"[Romney] has to create new opportunities for the fact that there is a coalition of the young, Hispanics and women who he has a severe disadvantage with."

A coalition of losers under Obamanomics.

14 posted on 06/04/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
That meme is GOOD.

The FS TOTUS.

15 posted on 06/04/2012 8:09:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kabar
Does the MSM have collective amnesia about what happened in 2010?

They think that if it is unmentioned it will unhappen.

16 posted on 06/04/2012 8:23:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Kaslin
Hilarious.

Lefties telling conservatives what they need to do for their own good.

17 posted on 06/04/2012 8:24:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Paladin2

Moonbat asshat gregory needs to distance himself from himself...as far as I know there is only one way to do that.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 8:30:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

LOL. I saw that too and was screaming 2010 mid terms anyone?

these Lib pofs are delusional!


19 posted on 06/04/2012 8:37:17 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: All

D E L U S I O N A L


20 posted on 06/04/2012 8:42:29 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin

If you can’t trust democrat party operatives working for NBC or MSNBC, who can you trust?

The ever despicable Gregory also always looks a bit rainbowish to me, if you catch my drift.


21 posted on 06/04/2012 8:52:18 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Kaslin

I think it would be a welcome change if Romney distanced himself from the GOP. Come on in, the Conservative pool is nice and warm.


22 posted on 06/04/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: ScottinSacto
I think it would be a welcome change if Romney distanced himself from the GOP. Come on in, the Conservative pool is nice and warm.

Mitt would never be welcomed in the FR part of the conservative pool. For too many here, he stinks of the wrong religion.

23 posted on 06/04/2012 9:24:22 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: muleskinner
For too many here, he stinks of the wrong religion.

We are not voting for Pope, Pastor or Rabbi

24 posted on 06/04/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: Mike Darancette
You are not and I am not, but with many here being a Mormon is the major sticking point.

Where's my stogie?Ah-Ha. Well.....bye

25 posted on 06/04/2012 9:39:34 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Kaslin

They got it ass-backwards. The GOP needs to distance itself from Willard !


26 posted on 06/05/2012 3:06:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: myself6

Romney is becoming the guy to like.

Romney 2012.


27 posted on 06/05/2012 3:16:56 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Bryanw92
Why do these leftist a$$holes think we care for their “advice”?

The GOP does care. They nominated the MSM chosen GOP candidate for president twice.

28 posted on 06/05/2012 3:24:14 AM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Bryanw92

Seriously. Every time I think that these guys are in a bubble, they do something that makes me think they don’t even live on earth.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 4:01:36 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: kabar
Does the MSM have collective amnesia about what happened in 2010?

It's not amnesia. It's this:


30 posted on 06/05/2012 4:13:44 AM PDT by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Kaslin

A sure sign that the Dems ARE the ones in trouble!


31 posted on 06/05/2012 4:24:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Hoodat

Denial is NOT a river in Egypt!


32 posted on 06/05/2012 4:26:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Godebert

Actually over the entire history of the US it’s probably happened more than twice.


33 posted on 06/05/2012 4:31:19 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Bryanw92

Yeah, it always a winner for Republicans to listen to the “helpful” advice of democrat activists posing as reporters on tee vee.

Unfortunately for the country, Romney does not have to struggle to distance himself from his voters. He is a natural and his GOPe advisors have an elitist limo liberal’s tin ear.

He better figure out how to balance his progressive/socialist ruling tendencies with a message for conservative voters. Dems are not going to vote for him and there are not enough Republican international socialists to elect him.


34 posted on 06/05/2012 6:46:31 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Biggirl

thank you. I had NO idea where he was going with that!


35 posted on 06/05/2012 11:06:43 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Pride in the USA

The GOP has certainly taken advice from NBC before about policy and campaigning. One thing I will say about the Romney campaign strategists is that they’ve always fought dirty. They may be inclined to stick with the strategy that got them the nomination, and tell John McCain to STFU.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 11:12:31 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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