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EXCLUSIVE: Romney on Obama's 'Shoot First, Aim Later' Attack
ABC/Yahoo ^

Posted on 09/13/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT by Arthurio

By George Stephanopoulos

In our interview today, Mitt Romney did not back down from his belief that the Obama Administration's first response to the Cairo protest demonstrated "sympathy" for the attackers, but he also made it clear that he was ready to move on.

"What I said was exactly the same conclusion the White House reached, which was that the statement was inappropriate. That's why they backed away from it as well," Romney told me.

The Cairo Embassy's statement, released before it was attacked, said it rejects "the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

When I pointed out that the White House did not say the Embassy's statement showed sympathy for the attackers, Romney stuck by his remarks.

"Well, I think the statement was an inappropriate statement. I think it was not directly applicable and appropriate for the setting. I think it should have been taken down. And apparently the White House felt the same way," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: romney; shootthenaim

1 posted on 09/13/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Mitt Romney did not back down from his belief that the Obama Administration's first response to the Cairo protest demonstrated "sympathy" for the attackers,

Good for Mitt. Don't back down.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 5:43:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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3 posted on 09/13/2012 5:46:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Arthurio

Message to ABC News: The White House reversed themselves....the state department reversed itself. And its a fact Obama supports middle eastern muslims over the USA. Obama apologizes to them at every opportunity! Obama shot first and asked questions later when he started meddling in Egypt and Libya and other places in the middle east. Mitt Romney has been proved right in more ways than one here.


4 posted on 09/13/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Arthurio

Hey ABC News, are you going to act like a News organization for ONCE in your life and report that the Obama Administration knew 48 hours in advance that this attack would happen and did NOTHING


5 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: o2bfree

The only people he’s assertive with is Americans, specifically the conservatives.

Everyone else gets nonstop apologies.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 5:54:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Hey ABC News, are you going to act like a News organization for ONCE in your life and report that the Obama Administration knew 48 hours in advance that this attack would happen and did NOTHING That's not news.
7 posted on 09/13/2012 5:58:44 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: tomkat; onyx; hoosiermama; musicman; The Cajun; Lady Jag; STARWISE; vox_freedom; deoetdoctrinae; ...
W H !
That is great. And stolen. :)
That is a great sign and bumper sticker!
8 posted on 09/13/2012 5:59:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RedMDer
Well, I swiped it originally, so that'll make you an accessory after the fact.

But don't tell, and I won't, k ?



9 posted on 09/13/2012 6:03:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Arthurio

Sounds like a back down to me.....a “Obama is a nice guy” type answer. He was saying the white house agreed with him. What kind of answer is that? Like Mick use to say to Rocky....”hit this guy hard”!!!!


10 posted on 09/13/2012 6:05:00 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Arthurio

The word is “disarray.”


11 posted on 09/13/2012 6:05:21 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: RedMDer

Get em Mitt. Don’t back down


12 posted on 09/13/2012 6:07:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Blue Turtle

I think he’s trying to pivot back to the economy.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 6:09:47 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Possibly....although I don’t think these headlines are going away any time soon. Things are getting rough and Obama and Hillary have been complete failures.d This needs to be pointed out over and over.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 6:12:35 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Blue Turtle

How does this guy thinks he can win the election by continually trying to point out how much he and Obama agree with each other?


15 posted on 09/13/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: RedMDer

BTTT


16 posted on 09/13/2012 6:19:30 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: tomkat

Nailed!


17 posted on 09/13/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: JediJones

Exactly....how about saying something like this: Well, Obama...you’ve lost Libya, Egypt, and now Israel. Your incompetence and inexperience are coming home to roost.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: tomkat

LOL!


19 posted on 09/13/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Arthurio

Terrifically handled, Mitt!

He didn’t let Georgie pin him down and merely pointed out it was nothing but a campaign tactic for Zero to accuse him of “shooting first”.

Then, he pivoted to the economy and a brilliant point about Bernanke printing money shows the economy is tanking.

Bravo!


20 posted on 09/13/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by diamond6 (http://catholicknight.blogspot.com/p/catholic-prophecy.html)
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21 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Arthurio

Obama: Play golf first then do nothing.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:36 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: tomkat

Great for distribution!!


23 posted on 09/13/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: onyx

Nailed!

bttt


24 posted on 09/13/2012 8:45:17 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Arthurio

Aim or no aim, Romney hit the bullseye - what more do they want?.....


25 posted on 09/13/2012 9:04:45 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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