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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:55 AM

CNN’s O’Brien bludgeons Romney adviser with Israel-policy ‘contradiction’ (brings up 47%) (video)

video link: http://cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2012/10/08/exp-point-wall-israel-palestine.cnn.html #cnn

In a contentious discussion with Tara Wall, a communications adviser for the Romney campaign, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien cites a contradiction in the Republican candidate’s position toward Israel. In his upcoming foreign policy address, Romney plans to “recommit” the country to a “democratic, prosperous Palestinian state”; yet in the secretly recorded video of “47 percent” fame, Romney professed that the Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever” in peace.

When O’Brien pressed Wall on the “completely contradictory” positions, Wall went deflective: “The fact is it’s the president who’s failed in the negotiation process,” she said. O’Brien congratulated her for an “excellent shift” but insisted that she answer the question. She said that a Romney administration would stand “side by side with Israel.” Which is tantamount to not answering the question.

The puzzle here is why Wall chose lame dodges instead of citing the portion of that surreptitiously taped video in which Romney says he’s ”torn” between two perspectives on this matter.. One is the perspective that O’Brien cites in her question and the other is a peace-is-possible outlook. Herewith more Romney from that surreptitious video:

So the only answer is show strength, again. American strength, American resolve, and if the Palestinians someday reach a point where they want peace more than we’re trying to force peace on them, then it’s worth having the discussion. But until then it’s just wishful thinking.


More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/cnns-obrien-bludgeons-romney-adviser-with-israel-policy-contradiction/2012/10/08/fe9e3bd4-1144-11e2-ba83-a7a396e6b2a7_blog.html

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trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #1
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #2
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #3
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #4
thesquanderer Oct 2012 #9
CitizenLeft Oct 2012 #5
Bigleaf Oct 2012 #6
davidpdx Oct 2012 #7
DallasNE Oct 2012 #8
BrainMann1 Oct 2012 #10

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. Soledad has been great the past couple months.

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:10 PM

3. How is what he said on tape

earlier this year "out of context"?

Which Mitt Rmoney are we talking to today?

There are like a million defective clones of the man running around talking to the media.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. it's out of context because he didn't know he was being taped

Reminds me of the Italian lady who defaced the Jesus painting in her church and is now asking for royalties? It's that kind of logic?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:37 AM

9. It is out of context because...

...on the tape, he said he was torn between two perspectives, but Soledad only played the first of the two. Without also hearing the second, the first is out of context.

There is so much good, indisputable stuff to throw against Romney, that it bothers me when we let stuff like this happen.

I'm not saying that the tape of Mitt on a Palestinian state is not good material to use, but I think it is still pretty damning even when presented in complete context, so it is our detriment to present it in a way that makes it even worse than it really is, thereby giving the other side ammunition in their claims that their candidate is being misrepresented, which, when shown to be true, leads people to give less credence to other "accusations" from the same sources.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:28 PM

5. it was a beautiful thing

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:29 PM

6. That was an ass-kicking. Tara tried her best to BS her way out but Soledad would have none of it.

Love it!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:04 PM

7. It's too bad O'Brien didn't punch her out

The Romney "spokespeople" are assholes.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:20 PM

8. Not Tara Wall Again

She is to Romney as Karen Hughes was to G W Bush. Here is an earlier of her deflecting.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=231248

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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:19 PM

10. It proves the statement

made by Jeffery Sachs on Martin Bashir that Mitt and his staff are aggressively deceitful. I'm glad to hear someone say it for what it is.
It's a wonder to me how this country can vote for a man who would lie to be president.

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