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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:32 AM

Very rough transcript of Romney's statement just now

I Skyped the gist of the presser to my co-workers. The quoted portions are accurate.

P.S. Romney looked terrible, stammered a lot...and did this only to get out ahead of Obama's statement. He had four flags behind him, trying to be presidential...but the real president is about to speak, and Romney setting up the comparison could prove to be lethal...and never mind the fact that Romney is going all-political while they're still hosing blood off the sidewalk. Ugh.

Transcript as best as I could manage.

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William Pitt: We're sad we're sad, freedom...and doubling down on saying the administration "sympathized" with the attackers.
William Pitt: "Mixed signals they're sending to the world."
William Pitt: "American leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region do not spin out of control."
William Pitt: He's taking questions. Brace yourselves.
William Pitt: First question is about that. He's stammering.
William Pitt: "It's a terrible course to apologize for our values."
William Pitt: "An apology for America's values is never the right course."
William Pitt: All the questions are about his statement
William Pitt: "It's their administration. Their administration spoke."
William Pitt: "The embassy is their administration."
William Pitt: "The statement that came from the administration is akin to an apology."
William Pitt: Lots of stammering in that last one. Lots of stammering in general.
William Pitt: Question: did you jump the gun on the statement?
William Pitt: "I'm not going to take hypotheticals on what might have happened," in response to question of would you have made that statement if you knew the ambassador was dead.
William Pitt: HA. "President Obama has shown a lack of clarity on foreign policy."
William Pitt: The questions are all about the timing of his statement. The press isn't buying it. MSNBC just cut away.

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WilliamPitt Sep 2012 OP
reformist2 Sep 2012 #1
gkhouston Sep 2012 #4
gollygee Sep 2012 #6
WI_DEM Sep 2012 #2
sharp_stick Sep 2012 #3
Kber Sep 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #7
cheriemedium59 Sep 2012 #8
Skidmore Sep 2012 #13
cheriemedium59 Sep 2012 #15
pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #9
hollysmom Sep 2012 #10
randome Sep 2012 #11
GeorgeGist Sep 2012 #12
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #14

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. Mitt is going to get destroyed in the debates for saying Obama sympathized with terrorists.


Shameful. Indefensible. Inexcusable.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:36 AM

4. Oh, I'm *certain* the President sympathizes with terrorists.

After all, he loved bin Laden to death.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:38 AM

6. This is more anti-Muslim baiting

More "Obama isn't really American and is a Muslim" garbage.

People are seeing through it now. Well, except the people who would never vote for Obama anyway.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:34 AM

2. Mitt Romney is beyond contempt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:36 AM

3. Mitt Romney and his aides

have to be the dumbest people I've ever seen run a campaign and I include the moronic half-wits that ran the McCain debacle four years ago in that.

They had all night to come up with a response to the idiotic comment of last night but because they follow the dogma of "never back down" they wind up looking even more stupid.

Keep it up mitt, I love it.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:38 AM

5. Thanks for the info...

I'm actually upset about this.

Not about the politics of it, but about Gov. Romney's actions. Who the fuck further jeopardizes a clearly unsafe and unstable situation to score cheap (and inaccurate) political points.

Lives are at risk, and Romney is making things worse.

Go back to criticizing the British Olympics, Mitt. You are clearly not ready for the deep end of the pool.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:39 AM

7. "MSNBC just cut away," is the best comment you posted.

Matt's a slime ball and needs to ooze away.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:41 AM

8. I am a former military nurse...

Romney just showed his 'true colors' regarding foreign policy. He is not up for the job. Reckless and misinformed. This nut job has already disgraced himself during the London Olympics and his statement about Russia. Now he decides to have diarrhea of the mouth right in the middle of a foreign crisis and killing of U.S. diplomats. I believe this puts the nail in his political coffin... No doubt about it.

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Response to cheriemedium59 (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:59 AM

13. May a I quote you on my facebook page?

I couldn't say it better.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 03:48 PM

15. absolutely!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:43 AM

9. The transcript will read like it was written by Palin

I can't wait!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:48 AM

10. now that I have seen what Palin said, I take it back, she is just as bad

have people not heard that it is better to keep silent an be thought stupid than open you mouth and prove it?

me too.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:58 AM

12. "I'm not going to take hypotheticals on what might have happened." =

I prefer to make up shit as I go along.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:56 PM

14. +1

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