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  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • A RINO [Mitt] running as a yes man conservative (and losing) isn't a rejection of conservatism

    11/08/2012 7:22:08 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 68 replies
    11/8/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalism
    Again, a rejection of a RINO who has a Youtube video of him bashing a coal-fired power plant, all the way to articles of him flip-flopping on practically any subject you can think of running as a conservative (and then losing in the general election), isn't tantamount to conservatism being over. Let's face it - Romney had a long track record of being a RINO. There are plenty of past threads here detailing his RINO past as governor, as well as his flip-flops before, during and after the primaries. Yet the GOP-e thought that putting up someone whom they said...
  • Should Romney stand with Trump and back up what Trump said?

    11/03/2012 11:35:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    11/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Below there is a UPI.com thread (Chrysler Exec slams Trump on China tweet") that you can read where a Chrysler exec slammed Trump over something that the UPI.com article said Trump tweeted. Should Romney stand with Trump and back up what Trump said? Or should Romney take Trump to task and/or distance himself from Trump?
  • Chrysler exec slams Trump on China tweet

    11/03/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    UPI.com ^ | 11/3/2012 | Staff
    Detroit, Nov. 3 [35 minutes ago] (UPI) - A Chrysler executive has apologized for his language but stands by a tweet calling out Donald Trump for saying U.S. Jeep production is moving to China. Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group LLC vice president for product design, was responding to a Trump online posting that said "(President Barack) Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China -- and will!" ... The company said it plans to produce Jeeps in China for sale in China, but is expanding Jeep production in the...
  • Romney has become all things to all voters. A chicken in every pot, be it Tea Party or not...

    10/20/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 104 replies
    10/20/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Where's Waldo? No, where's Romney. Who knows where he will be or what political position he will change or pivot on. On one page you look for Waldo, er, I mean Romney, and you find him among a crowd of Tea Partiers, on the next page he is standing among a crowd of moderates, and then on yet another page he is hanging out with Democrats! Romney will without reservation repeal OdumbaCare! Now he likes the idea of keeping the policy of covering pre-existing conditions, and likes the idea of extending to age 26 staying on the parent(s) health insurance....
  • Obama backs semi-auto ban revival, Romney still battling stain of Mass. law

    10/18/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    thegunmag.com ^ | 17 October, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Senior Editor President Barack Obama has come out of the closet on guns, acknowledging during his second debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney that he would like to see “if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.” Almost immediately, chat groups and gun rights forums began heating up almost as quickly as moderator Candy Crowley steered the conversation away from Operation Fast and Furious, which Romney interjected into the debate. He noted that it was “the greatest failure we’ve had with regards to gun violence.” Obama didn’t have to explain how this operation happened on his watch, or why...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama's Energy Statistics

    10/17/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 17, 2012
    Energy Policy: Leases and production are down on federal lands, the EPA is waging war on coal, and as for building enough pipelines to encircle the earth, we'd settle for just one from Canada to the Gulf. When President Obama, in responding Tuesday to Mitt Romney's chiding about failing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, claimed that his administration has added enough new oil and gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some," we felt a perfect response from Romney would have been, "You didn't build that." In fact, energy companies have built some 55,000 miles of pipeline, including...
  • National GOP establishment lavishly funding liberal homosexual activist Richard Tisei for Congress

    10/14/2012 12:43:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 61 replies
    MassResistance.org ^ | October 14, 2012 | Unknown
      National GOP establishment lavishly funding liberal homosexual activist Richard Tisei for Congress in Massachusetts. Has long record of outrageous activity. Is this a warning where the Republican Party will go in the next few years? POSTED: October 14, 2012 The Republican establishment in Washington is pouring enormous amounts of money -- over a million dollars -- into Massachusetts to elect an aggressive, anti-family homosexual activist to Congress. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei is known as an openly "gay" liberal Republican politician who ran for Lt. Governor in 2010. Prior to that as a State Senator, among other things he...
  • Romney gains ground on Obama after strong debate

    10/05/2012 3:35:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 4, 2012 | Andy Sullivan
    Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney gained ground on Democratic President Barack Obama after a strong performance in their first debate heading into the November 6 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after their prime-time face-off. Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time he has enjoyed a net positive in the U.S. presidential race, the poll found. Obama's favorability rating remained unchanged at 56 percent, according to the poll. Romney moved ahead of the president on several core issues after Wednesday's debate, which was widely seen as a victory for the Republican candidate. Voters...
  • A Debate Rout of Herculean Proportions

    10/05/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    I am elated to report to you something you surely already know: Mitt Romney trounced President Obama in their first debate. The rout was so decisive that even the liberal media cannot spin it the other way. There is no need to grade this on a curve. Romney did very well in absolute, not relative, terms. He didn't just do well compared with Obama's poor performance; he really shone, in every category. He proved himself to be very knowledgeable on policy and business, quick on his feet and able to deliver zingers as graciously as possible under the circumstances. Obama,...
  • Romney Camp Tempers GOP's Post-Debate Revelry

    10/05/2012 3:26:32 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 5, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    DENVER -- Shortly after taking the stage at the CPAC Colorado conference on Thursday, former Congressman Artur Davis channeled the joyous mood of the conservative activists who had gathered here a day after Mitt Romney's strong debate performance -- and President Obama’s surprisingly lackluster one. “What a difference 90 minutes without a teleprompter makes!” Davis bellowed, the crowd roaring its approval of the oft-repeated charge that the president appears hapless without the electronic device. After Romney’s showing Wednesday night was almost universally praised, there was plenty of reason for his backers to feel optimistic about a race that in recent...
  • Karl Rove: Can We Believe the Presidential Polls?

    10/04/2012 9:21:41 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3 October 2012 | Karl Rove
    In the past 30 days, there were 91 national polls (including each Gallup and Rasmussen daily tracking survey). Mr. Obama was at or above the magic number of 50% in just 20. His average was 47.9%. Mr. Romney's was 45.5%. There were 40 national polls over the same period in 2004. President George W. Bush was 50% or higher in 18. His average was 49%; Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry was at 43.8%. An Oct. 4, 2004, story in the New York Times declared the Bush/Kerry race "a dead heat" and asked "whether Mr. Bush can regain the advantage." Mr. Bush...
  • Romney won't deport immigrants who have Obama's deferred action status

    10/02/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 70 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | 10/2/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Liz Goodwin. The Ticket. 56 minutes ago... Mitt Romney told the Denver Post on Monday that is he is elected president he will not cancel President Barack Obama's deferred action program for young illegal immigrants before instituting another immigration plan. ...
  • Romney muddies his tax message

    09/28/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    TheHill ^ | 9/28/2012 | Bernie Becker
    Mitt Romney has muddied his message on the GOP's signature issue of taxes at a time of growing frustration in the party about the direction of his campaign. Now struggling in the polls, the Republican nominee said this week that President Obama had not raised taxes and downplayed the tax relief in his own proposal... "It's not a particularly compelling message to tell people you're not going to see much of a tax cut in the way most people think of tax cuts," said Jim Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute... Larry Kudlow, a prominent supply-side commentatot said he was...
  • Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge

    09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery. Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power. Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on...
  • Mitt Romney at fundraiser: ‘Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace’

    09/18/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Mitt Romney told a private audience of campaign donors in May that the Middle East peace process is “an unsolved problem” and likely unattainable because the Palestinian people have no interest in establishing peace with Israel. The Republican presidential candidate also blamed President Obama for “an extraordinarily naive perception” that some of the world’s most notorious dictators will sit down and talk to him about their differences.
  • Romney: Palestinian truth-teller, again

    09/19/2012 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    With all the focus on what Mitt Romney said about Obama voters and dependents, during a secretly video-taped fundraising event, it is surprising to learn that the Republican presidential nominee had the right idea about foreign policy as well as domestic issues.There is this three minute and 22 second video clip of Romney talking about peace between the Israeli and Palestinians that is a model of clarity.Romney says essentially that there is little for the US to do about creating a new Palestinian state because the security problems that would be created for Israel as a result would be too...
  • Romney: PA Just Not Interested in Peace

    09/18/2012 2:32:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/9/12 | David Lev
    In a video released Tuesday, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is highly unlikely, because unlike the Israelis, the PA has “no interest whatsoever” in making peace with Israel. The video, which shows Romney speaking at a recent fundraiser in Florida, was posted Tuesday on the web site of ultra-liberal Mother Jones magazine. At the event, Romney was asked if the "Palestinian problem" could be solved. Romney replied that the Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish. I look at the...
  • Liberal Smear: Romney’s War for the Jews

    09/19/2012 4:35:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9-19-12 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    After all these years of endlessly repeating the same tired tropes on the New York Times op-ed page, taking Maureen Dowd’s columns seriously requires a suspension of disbelief that is normally only needed to watch science fiction. But though the Queen of Snark lacks the credibility to discuss virtually any issue in an intelligent manner, she does have a knack for picking up on whatever hateful viruses are circulating through the circulatory system of our body politic. Worried about prejudice against Mormons? Dowd was the first to provide mainstream media space to that brand of hate during the current presidential...
  • Palestinians Don't Want Peace with Israel and Mitt Romney was Correct to Say So

    09/20/2012 9:59:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2012 | Neil Snyder
    The Palestinian and Hamas charters call for Israel's destruction.  Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen), President of the Palestinian Authority, wrote a doctoral dissertation titled The Connection between the Nazis and the Leaders of the Zionist Movement 1933 - 1945 that he later published as a book titled The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism.  Both of them can rightly be called Holocaust denial manifestos.  At this moment, Palestinian Authority leaders are considering revoking the Oslo Peace Accords which coincidentally led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority in 1993.  Palestinian television stations air programs for children...
  • Romney's Right - Obama's 47% Dependency Rate Subverts Democracy

    09/18/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | September 18, 2012
    The Republican challenger speaks an uncomfortable truth — that it's hard enough to beat an incumbent president without almost half the electorate feeling dependent on him for some kind of government benefit. The conveniently timed release of a video taped in May and leaked by Mother Jones in September has the usual suspects in the mainstream media chattering that Mitt Romney's candidacy for president is now doomed. Even if it is true, you just can't say that 47% of Americans are dependent on government and that they're hard to reach politically because of that. In one clip, Romney describes how...
  • Liberal Media Might As Well Wear Obama Buttons

    09/14/2012 7:57:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    The liberal media gave the ceaselessly political President Obama a pass for campaigning instead of performing his presidential duties when they were most needed, while they castigated Mitt Romney for being political when he was the only one of the two acting presidential. To be sure, Obama is a political candidate for re-election to the presidency, but do we have to remind ourselves -- as he often reminds us -- that he also currently holds that office and that it includes duties that supersede his political activities? After remaining silent for hours after the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Obama...
  • How the Media Distorts a Romney Quote

    09/15/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Kevin Glass
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney gave an interview on Good Morning America in which he defended his tax plan from conjecture that it would force him to raise taxes on middle-income Americans. In responding to interviewer George Stephanopoulos, Romney said, "No one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is (to) keep the burden down on middle-income taxpayers... No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less." The left-wing media sniffed out a storyline: by dropping the last two words from that statement, it looks like Mitt Romney thinks that middle-class Americans make...
  • Never Mind Muslim Violence, What About Mitt Romney

    09/13/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/13/12 | LD Jackson
    Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to tell you that we have been misinformed. The most important news of the day is not the attacks on our embassies in Egypt and Libya, or the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Neither is it the somewhat tepid response of President Obama and his State Department. We need to instead, change our focus to Mitt Romney and how he is politicizing the attacks by daring to question the current administration and their reaction and response to the attacks. In case you aren't familiar with sarcasm, that's what you just read. It is the only...
  • Scarborough: Romney 'Didn't Allow Us' In MSM To Cover Obama Libyan Security Failures

    09/14/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 52 replies
    Newbursters.org ^ | September 14, 2012 | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has blamed Mitt Romney for the MSM's failure to cover the Obama administration's failure to heed intelligence warnings of a planned attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Speaking on Morning Joe today, Scarborough said Romney "didn't allow us" in the media to report on the Obama administration's failures because he gave a "horrific, irresponsible press conference" criticizing Obama administration policy. View the video after the jump.
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • FNC now!!! Kirsten Powers having HUGE moment of clarity

    09/13/2012 11:45:50 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 66 replies
    Fox News | 9-13-12 | me
    Holy Crap!!! Kirsten Powers defending Romney's statement and blasting the media for attacking him. AND BLASTING the Administration for it's handling of this fiasco! I find myself agreeing 100% with her and cheering her on!
  • Romney Offends the Pundits

    09/13/2012 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 12, 2012 | WSJ
    Tuesday's assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi and Cairo have injected foreign policy into the Presidential campaign, but suddenly the parsons of the press corps are offended by the debate. They're upset that Mitt Romney had the gall to criticize the State Department for a statement that the White House itself disavowed. We're referring to the statement issued Tuesday under the headline "U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement." The statement came in response to Muslim protests against a 13-minute anti-Islamic video making the rounds on YouTube. In response to anger in Egypt at the video, the Embassy in Cairo issued...
  • Don't Misplace Blame for Middle Eastern Mayhem

    09/14/2012 1:45:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    An incendiary video about the prophet Muhammad, "Innocence of Muslims," was blamed for the mob attacks on our embassies in Libya and Egypt (and later, Yemen). In Libya, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. The video stirred some passion here in America as well. Over at MSNBC a riot of consensus broke out when contributors Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch as well as University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler all agreed that the people behind the video should be indicted as accessories to murder. "Good Morning," declared Butler, "How soon is Sam Bacile [the alleged creator of...
  • Conservatives rally on embassy attacks

    09/13/2012 7:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 12, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Conservative foreign policy hawks, outraged at the media’s circle-the-wagons reaction to the attacks on two embassies, are speaking out in defense of Mitt Romney. Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton tells Right Turn:”The perception of American weakness that provided the foundation for these attacks is largely because of Obama administration mistakes and lack of resolve. A repetition of 1979 in Tehran is not far fetched, especially given the weakness of Obama’s statement this morning.” He dismisses the media storyline as pure boosterism: “The press criticism of Romney’s statement is so clearly at the administration’s behest that they...
  • Libya Aftermath: Commander-in-Chief Attends Vegas Campaign Rally

    09/13/2012 5:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Since our beloved media has chosen to go wall-to-wall with their absurd "gaffy-horserace-optics" meta narrative, might they also get the vapors over what our sitting Commander-in-Chief is up to tonight?  Do me a favor and go read (or re-read) these posts.  How many urgent, distressing, open questions still remain in this ongoing crisis, as the American death toll climbs to six?  With all that in mind, ta-da:   President Barack Obama’s Wednesday afternoon speech in Las Vegas is being delayed by about 45 minutes, according to the White House. Obama had been scheduled to speak at 5:25 p.m. at a...
  • Newt Gingrich on Libya/Egypt attacks: We need to be standing up for and defending freedom (CNN)

    09/12/2012 9:32:05 PM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Newt Gingrich says that these attacks on our embassies and consulates aren’t just coincidental, but rather there are “substantial factions” who look for opportunities to attack America: “There’s a substantial faction, particularly in Benghazi, which was sending people to Iraq to kill Americans. There’s a substantial faction in Egypt which wants to defeat the United States and destroy Israel. That faction looks for opportunities to do things to hurt the United States and yesterday was the example of an attack that’s part of a very long war that we’re going to be at for a very long time.” Exactly. This...
  • Romney Adviser Hammers CNN Anchor Over 'Silly Question'

    09/12/2012 5:19:50 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 41 replies
    After the press belittled Mitt Romney over the politics of his statements on Tuesday's embassy attacks, CNN's Don Lemon continued asking redundant questions about process to the Romney campaign's foreign policy adviser on Wednesday. "[Y]ou want to talk about a process issue," Richard Williamson lectured Lemon. "Because the White House doesn't want to talk about substance. It wants to talk about process...
  • Open mic captures press coordinating questions for Romney

    09/12/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com/ ^ | September 12 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Before Romney issued his statement today, an open mic capture the press coordinating questions to ask Romney, with one saying “no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question”. I’ve transcribed it to the best of my ability but the audio is below for verification: I’ve labeled one as the CBS News reporter as I believe it is Nancy Cordes who works for CBS News. If I’ve gotten that wrong I apologize and will correct. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama…. CBS REPORTER: That’s the question. UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: *unintelligible* CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the...
  • Romney's Presidential Response to Terror

    09/12/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH But remember now, it's Romney who's really not behaving properly here. Let's listen to Romney. This is this morning in Jacksonville. Audio sound bite number four is where we're starting here as I cue the broadcast engineer. It's the first of three bites that we have. ROMNEY: This attack on American individuals and embassies is outrageous. It's disgusting. It breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people who have served, during their lives, the cause of freedom and justice and honor. We mourn their loss and join together in prayer that the spirit...
  • Audio: Press caught on open mic coordinating Egypt/Libya questions for Romney?

    09/12/2012 2:20:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | AllahPundit
    I don't think it's the collusion that's troubling so much as their priorities in what they were colluding on. Hard to make firm judgments on a 100-second piece of audio that cuts in and out and is sporadically unintelligible, but part of it is clear enough. From the Right Scoop's transcript: CBS REPORTER: Yeah thatÂ’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?CBS REPORTER: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off onÂ…UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and...
  • Will Romney's Foreign-Policy Fumble Doom His Campaign?(Lefty Panties in a Twist Alert)

    09/12/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/12/2012 | Molly Ball
    Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign? It's too soon to tell, of course. But the reaction to his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative, from Republicans and Democrats alike, to the point that some wonder whether it could begin to disqualify him in voters' minds. Romney's response to the incidents of the last 24 hours -- the storming of the American embassy in Cairo and the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Libya -- is widely being regarded as hasty and ham-handed. From his initial statement late...
  • Romney Assails Obama Anew Over Foreign Attacks

    09/12/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 65 replies
    npr ^ | September 12, 2012, 12:51 pm ET
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican challenger Mitt Romney sought to portray President Barack Obama as weak on foreign policy Wednesday after violent attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in the Middle East. ... Romney used the attacks as an opening to assail Obama during an appearance in swing state Florida, accusing the administration of sending "mixed signals to the world" and failing to lead in the face of violence. -SNIP- Romney had jumped to criticize Obama as the attacks were being waged on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya. Angry mobs attacked the facilities to protest an obscure film by...
  • Journalists Freak Out as Romney Condemns Obama's Handling of Libya

    09/12/2012 9:12:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Journalists Freak Out as Romney Condemns Obama's Handling of Libya By Scott Whitlock Created 09/12/2012 - 11:43am Angry journalists repeatedly lashed out at a defiant Mitt Romney, Wednesday, pushing the Republican to renounce his criticism of Barack Obama's handling of the crisis developing in Libya. In a statement on Tuesday, the presidential candidate slammed the administration's "disgraceful" response to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya, which ended with the murder of embassador Chris Stevens. An unidentified reporter complained, "The statement from the President was a very toughly worded statement last night. Do you regret the tone at all,...
  • Romney stands by criticism of Obama over Cairo attack response

    09/12/2012 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 61 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9/12/12 | AP
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday stood by his criticism of the Obama administration for its early response to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, even as he and President Obama mourned the murder of four Americans including the U.S. ambassador in a separate attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Romney said the administration's initial response to the attack in Cairo was "akin to apology" and a "severe miscalculation." Both assaults were linked to a video being promoted in the U.S. that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo at first issued a statement saying, in...
  • Reporters attacking Romney for Libyan, Cairo Attacks

    09/12/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 106 replies
    Fox News Channel | 9/12/12
    Romney on now regarding yesterday's attacks on the US. Reporters are barking like mad dogs in their rage to hurt Romney, bombarding him with questions about his strong denunciation of the attacks yesterday and Obama's craven apology to the Muslim world. 'Do you feel you were wrong when you denounced the attacks yesterday?' 'Do you feel you were unfair to President Obama in your remarks?' 'How would a President Romney have acted?' Disgusting.
  • Gingrich: Egypt and Libya attacks connected; backs Romney statement on Pres. Obama

    09/12/2012 7:12:20 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/2012 | Staff
    Newt Gingrich suggests a connection between Libya and Egypt uprisings and attacks and backs Mitt Romney’s statement yesterday that said President Obama sympathized with attackers. Gingrich says, “This is not just about Libya. You don’t get, simultaneously, attacks in Benghazi and Cairo, in Libya and Egypt on a purely local basis. And you don’t get them on 9/11, a day we’re already honoring terrorist attacks against the United States, without a fair amount of collusion and a fair amount of planning. I think you have to look at this in a larger context…. There’s a substantial faction, particularly in Benghazi,...
  • Obama campaign makes tax offer to Romney team

    08/17/2012 10:05:42 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 17, 2012 | JULIE PACE
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's campaign offered Mitt Romney a deal: If he releases a total of five years of tax returns, Obama's team won't criticize him for not releasing any more. Romney's campaign quickly rejected the offer. Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina made the offer in a letter Friday to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.
  • Mitt Romney Paid 30%, Not 13% In Federal Income Taxes

    08/21/2012 6:29:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/21/2012 | Charles Kadlec
    The presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States and wealthy businessman Mitt Romney at a press conference last Thursday said: “Over the past 10 years, I never paid less than 13%” in federal taxes. No doubt Romney had considered carefully how to handle the tax issue before deciding to just put the 13% number out there and then move on: “I just have to say, given the challenges that America faces — 23 million people out of work, Iran about to become nuclear, one out of six Americans in poverty — the fascination with taxes I paid I...
  • Romney: I wouldn’t turn down Netanyahu meeting

    09/12/2012 12:21:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rachel Weiner
    While greeting supporters in Jacksonville, Fla. after his press conference on the attacks in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney took a subtle swipe at President Obama’s relations with Israel. “I can’t ever imagine if the Prime Minister of Israel asked to meet with me, I can’t imagine ever saying no,” Romney said when asked about Israel, according to a pool report. “They’re our friends. They’re our closest allies in the Middle East.”(continued)
  • Romney's Presidential Response to Terror

    09/12/2012 11:48:38 AM PDT · by yoe · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Romney called the acts of violence "outrageous" and "disgusting." Obama didn't use those words when he talked about it. Obama didn't get anywhere near describing what happened that way.(Romney's response)
  • Breaking: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'

    09/11/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  • [NRA's] One On One With Mitt Romney [On Gun Control]

    09/12/2012 12:02:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 16 replies
    NRA/ILA ^ | September 6 2012 | Chris Cox
    This year's election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That's why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.Chris W. Cox: First, let me start with the most basic question of all. In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, and in the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago,...
  • On Meet The Press, Ann Romney Said That She Can Empathize With People. But Can Mitt?

    09/11/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    9/11/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before the barrage of ad homs begins, ask yourself this question: why did the Romneys let themselves get sucked into this kind of talk on Meet the Press (with David Brooks) on Sunday in the first place? Why is she saying that they (the Romneys) know what it is like to struggle, and then proffer her own personal health struggles as evidence that they know what it is like to struggle? Why are they letting themselves get sucked into this.... .... because the inevitable question surfaces and arises: voters will feel empathy towards Ann Romney, but they will ask how...