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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

Top Romney aide whines that Mitt's the victim of big bad Barack Obama

Top Romney aide whines that Mitt's the victim of big bad Barack Obama

by Jed Lewison

Top Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says President Obama is being too mean to Mitt:

Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said President Barack Obama has "lost his credibility" with a series of attacks on his Republican rival.

"When you start running ads accusing you opponent of killing people, then you have lost your credibility," Fehrnstrom told reporters at a briefing at campaign headquarters today.

"I don't think a world champion limbo dancer could get any lower than the Obama campaign right now," he added.

First of all, Eric Fehrnstrom giving lessons on how to take the high road is like Dick Cheney giving lessons on how to shoot straight. Your best move is to do the opposite of whatever he says—and to duck for cover if you're in his line of sight.

It's obvious that Fehrnstrom isn't really outraged. Instead, he's scared. He's not indignant—he's freaked out. Fehrnstrom is doing his best to turn two of Mitt Romney's biggest liabilities—his tax return secrecy and his ruthless pursuit of his own self-interest—into assets. He wants people to think of Mitt Romney as the helpless victim of the Obama machine, but it's not going to work, because these are both problems Mitt Romney created.

When it comes to Romney's tax returns, Fehrnstrom can whine all he wants about Harry Reid, but the bottom line is that Romney is the one who is refusing to come clean. Romney is the one who could answer all the questions by releasing his tax returns. It's entirely in his hand. And as long as Romney keeps on hiding the tax returns, the speculation about what he's trying to keep secret will continue to grow. The notion that this is somehow Obama's fault is totally absurd.

It's equally absurd for Fehrnstrom to claim that Obama (or his allies) are "accusing of killing people." Fehrnstrom is talking about that Priorities USA ad featuring Bain layoff victim Joe Soptic, who lost his job and health insurance in 2001 and whose wife died of cancer in 2006 after losing her own health insurance. Romney and Bain made millions on the deal and Soptic and his coworkers were left holding the bag. But acknowledging those facts—and pointing out the callous nature of Romney's business practices—is not the same thing as accusing Romney of pulling the trigger on a gun. To claim otherwise is to dodge the issue. Mitt Romney is no George Zimmerman. But he's not George Romney either.

The Soptic story isn't just about Romney's business practices, either. It also is connected with the larger battle over health care reform and Obamacare. Even Romney's own campaign tacitly acknowledged this earlier in the week when they argued that if Soptic had been in Massachusetts, he'd have had health coverage thanks to Romneycare. If Romney supported a universal coverage on a national basis, that would have been a good argument to make on his behalf, but even though he once supported taking Romneycare national, he's now against it—simply because it's now called Obamacare. If he hadn't flip-flopped, he couldn't have won his party's nomination, so instead of standing by his record, he whipped out the Etch A Sketch. And now, if Romney gets his way, the Joe Soptics of the world will once again have to deal with insecurity of health insurance coverage that can be stripped away from them at the drop of a hat.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/10/1118581/-Top-Romney-aide-whines-that-Mitt-s-the-victim-of-big-bad-Barack-Obama

Wow, today is turning into a big whinefest day for Mitt.

Romney campaign whining about the polls
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021104504

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ProSense Aug 2012 OP
msanthrope Aug 2012 #1
FirstLight Aug 2012 #2
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2012 #3
democrat_patriot Aug 2012 #4
RedStateLiberal Aug 2012 #12
Skittles Aug 2012 #5
JohnnyRingo Aug 2012 #6
DefenseLawyer Aug 2012 #7
riverwalker Aug 2012 #8
yellowcanine Aug 2012 #9
rocktivity Aug 2012 #15
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #10
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #11
freshwest Aug 2012 #13
rocktivity Aug 2012 #14
nichomachus Aug 2012 #16
Blue Meany Aug 2012 #17
Adrahil Aug 2012 #18

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. Want some cheese, Eric?? nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

2. *snort*

First of all, Eric Fehrnstrom giving lessons on how to take the high road is like Dick Cheney giving lessons on how to shoot straight. Your best move is to do the opposite of whatever he says—and to duck for cover if you're in his line of sight.


wish I could figger out how to get THAT on a bumper sticker!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

3. ...and we thought repubs didn't have a sense of humor!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

4. Hey Repub dumbasses - these are not Obama's ads, they're Superpac ads. He has no control.


Do people attack Romney for the Superpac ads he runs?? nope.

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:22 PM

12. Exactly!

Nobody in our pathetic media has demanded Romney disown or respond to this despicable ad:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021096136

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

5. watch how these cowards act when they are against the ropes

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:02 PM

6. Yes, he is... but he offered himself up for the job.

It sounds like Romney walked into the kitchen with his dress shirt sleeves rolled up ready to cook, and is now sweating his ass off in the dire heat and complaining that he got some gander sauce on his apron.

Take a break, Mitt. Go to the living room, loosen your tie, and put your feet up. Team Obama has everything under control.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:03 PM

7. Sure he bought the company, bankrupted it, fired everybody and made millions

but he didn't kill that woman! Hell of an argument. Romney shill- toughest job in America.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:06 PM

8. "world champion limbo dancer"

oh jeez

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. What is that violin sound I hear?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:38 PM

15. It's Democratic Underground's official "Cry Me A River" String Quartet!

Last edited Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:27 PM - Edit history (1)


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

10. Sam Alito thinks you should stop whining about Citizen's United.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:13 PM

11. They thought the vast majority of money was going to give them control out of the gate.

Instead, they're having their butts handed to them on an inexpensive platter over and over again. Which makes them all the more whiny.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:33 PM

13. Barack "Shaft" Obama: He's big, black, bad and mean to little Mittens!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. I can think of only one reason why Mitt hasn't dumped Eric "Sir Gaffes-A-Lot" Fehrnstrom

He's buried too many of Mitt's skeletons.


rocktivity

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:56 PM

16. Romney reminds me of the kid

who killed his parents and then asked the judge for leniency because he was an orphan.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

17. Would that be a champion horse limbo dancer? n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:24 PM

18. Boo-freakin'-hoo.

The Romney camp makes a profession of telling lies and editing speeches to say something they never actually said and they want to raise the hurt feelings flag?

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