Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:19 PM
SunsetDreams (8,299 posts)
Romney's Desperate Ridiculous Slam on Obama Comes Back To Bite Him
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Romney Today thinks he is slamming Obama
"The President today threw in the white flag of surrender again. He said he can’t change Washington from inside. He can only change it from outside. Well, we’re going to give him that chance in November. He’s going outside," Romney said to cheers. "I can change Washington. I will change Washington. We’ll get the job done from the inside -- Republicans and Democrats will come together. He can’t do it. His slogan was ‘Yes, we can.’ His slogan now is ‘No, I can’t.’ This is time for a new president."
Romney running against John McCain 2007
Romney, campaigning against longtime Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2007, took the opposite position . "So he certainly has political skill, but I believe that at this time, to change Washington, it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more private sector skill, experience outside Washington. I don't think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside."
Obama Campaign responds:
Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, issued the following statement in response to Romney's remarks:
Once again, Mitt Romney is trying to take the heat off himself by taking the President’s words wildly out of context. That’s twice in just 48 hours, which sets a new record in desperation. What the President said today is no different than what he has been saying for many years – that change comes from outside Washington, not inside. When Americans came together and stood up to special interests, we reformed health care, cut taxes for the middle class and put in new rules for Wall Street. And, that’s why we have elections. Mitt Romney apparently doesn’t believe that change comes from the American people. Maybe that’s because he has written off half the country in this election, and has repeatedly demonstrated that he’s incapable of standing up to the extreme right wing of the Republican Party—even if it’s in our national interest.
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Romney's Desperate Ridiculous Slam on Obama Comes Back To Bite Him (Original post)
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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:58 PM
humbled_opinion (3,298 posts)
8. I don't know about the response...
I ran it by the teaheads at my job and this is what they say: That the 2010 elections where the Democrats got trounced in the House biggest shift in seats since the 1930's was because of the healthcare reform so this flys in the face of the response that the people stood up for the kind of healthcare reform that they eventually got...
Followed with Obama promised to bring the parties together after Bush and what we got is far left partisanship, Obama's lack of leadership is what is causing the partisan divide on Capital Hill, a President has to work with both parties to get things done, in the interest of all Americans that is leadership....
Personally, I truly believe this country is pretty much done for.....
Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #8)
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:02 PM
fugop (1,826 posts)
10. Nothing would ever sway them
The response isn't for them. It's a great response for sane voters, though. Most of the country actually knows Obama tried his damnedest. They know the GOP met and discussed how to stop the government from functioning. When it comes to those guys at your job, just walk away. They're lost causes.
On the plus side for them, President Obama, when he wins, and unlike Mitt, will try just as hard to be their president as he does for the rest of us.
Response to fugop (Reply #10)
Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:22 PM
humbled_opinion (3,298 posts)
14. Yep but I find myself
trying to persuade them even though it seems useless, walking away not an option they permeate this place there are many more conservative supporters than liberal, so I am mostly ridiculed you know.... "your boy Obama" etc,...
Today they ask me,... "why if Mitt Romney is such a bad candidate or if Obama is such a good candidate is the gallup poll at O-47 and R-47, especially since Mitts campaign destroying tape and press conference have dominated the news cycle for the last week.... Then they cackle about polls being over sampled democrats, and what about the 2010 enthusiasm of the right and blah, blah, don't be surprised if Obama gets trounced in November...
I do find it hard to fathom that Obama is not leading this by at least 6-8 points