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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:22 PM

Clinton to Romney: "I thought you were going to win."

The Note
Nov 15, 2012 9:11am
By Michael Falcone

Romney says president Bill Clinton called him after the election and said he might have won if not for Hurricane Sandy.

Romney: “I spoke with president Clinton the day before yesterday, he called and spent thirty minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win. And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he decided he was tempted to join the Republican Party. So he may have just been effusive with generous comments as he chatted.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/republicans-return-romneys-parting-gift-the-note/

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Reply Clinton to Romney: "I thought you were going to win." (Original post)
TeaBagsAreForCups Nov 2012 OP
ZM90 Nov 2012 #1
Cha Nov 2012 #9
Mike Nelson Nov 2012 #2
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #3
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #4
TeaBagsAreForCups Nov 2012 #7
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #25
TeaBagsAreForCups Nov 2012 #32
PeaceNikki Nov 2012 #5
tanyev Nov 2012 #6
Champion Jack Nov 2012 #8
MoonRiver Nov 2012 #10
0rganism Nov 2012 #11
cash__whatiwant Nov 2012 #17
tman Nov 2012 #12
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #13
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #14
TeaBagsAreForCups Nov 2012 #15
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #16
redStateBlueHeart Nov 2012 #18
dem4ward Nov 2012 #19
BainsBane Nov 2012 #33
Raine Nov 2012 #20
waddirum Nov 2012 #21
LiberalElite Nov 2012 #22
TeaBagsAreForCups Nov 2012 #24
satxdem Nov 2012 #23
philkd Nov 2012 #31
patrice Nov 2012 #26
MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #27
warrprayer Nov 2012 #28
jberryhill Nov 2012 #29
immoderate Nov 2012 #30

Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:23 PM

1. "Romney says" is all you need to know it's a lie n/t

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Response to ZM90 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:36 PM

9. Exactly, ZM90.. "romney says" is KEY.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:25 PM

2. LOL!

Poor Mitt...

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 PM

3. Yeah, and Mitt "saw" his father march with Dr. King.

Mitt = Liar

Liar = Mitt

End of lesson.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:26 PM

4. Are you actually serious posting this crap? Romney lies...that's all you need to know. nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:33 PM

7. And, are you actually serious...

... calling me out on posting an item from a highly respected source, just because you might not first, agree with the sentiment, or second, not believe the object of the source's citation?

Did you even give a nanoseconds consideration that I, too, suspect a number of elements of this narrative and posted it as a precedent to what might just become yet another, of thousands, major demonstration of just what a clusterfuck that is Romney?

... while awaiting the response from President Clinton's office in clarification or outright refutation.

Thanks, btw, for you kind comment. Much appreciated.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:08 AM

25. Let's be clear, shall we? Romney is the source. Romney is a proven liar. End of story. nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:08 PM

32. Yes. We shall....

Irrespective of your protests:

24. Indeed. And as of this morning...
... and although these representations relative to the purported call have been in the ether for the last 48 hours, there seems to be little other than crickets from President Clinton or his office.

None at least that I can find and frankly, I had posted this with the anticipation that there would be one gigantic slap-down from the Big Dog, if not specific to the occurrence of the actual call, itself, at least specific to the narrative that Romney provides and the content that Romney referenced.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1831242

Update: day four and still nary a peep from President Clinton denying the call or Romney's report of its substance.

Moreover, permit me to anticipate your next failed attempt: "But the Big Dog is too far above responding to such an OBVIOUS liar and his lying lie!" Allow me to reply to that: Bullshit.

BTW2, looking forward to - if not your direct apology for your original post challenging even my right to post this matter - at least your personal regret for your post being inappropriate, irrational, and a wee bit hysterical.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:27 PM

5. Bill is a charmer and Miffed is a liar.

I'm sure Bill made him feel warm and fuzzy, he's good at that, but I doubt that's what he said or thought.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:28 PM

6. "LULZ! I told you Mitt would believe it."

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:36 PM

8. Good one!

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:38 PM

10. Bull Shit

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:39 PM

11. Clinton denies in 3... 2...

Except for the part about his being tempted by Ann - now that, that may have some truth to it.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:54 PM

17. lolz

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:45 PM

12. Classless move from a compulsive liar

But not unexpected from Romney.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 PM

13. Romney owes me a new bullshit meter.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:32 PM

14. Read. My. Username.

 

'Nuff said.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:50 PM

15. HuffPost: Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him ....

Also aggregated on HuffPost; note the dateline and Clinton remains silent as to its accuracy:

Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election
Posted: 11/15/2012 11:01 am EST Updated: 11/15/2012 1:13 pm EST

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney claimed during a call with donors on Wednesday that he received a call from former President Bill Clinton, who told Romney that had it not been for Hurricane Sandy, he might have won the election.

ABC News offers the following transcript of the former GOP presidential nominee’s comments ....

- SNIP -

A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately return a request for comment.

- SNIP -

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/romney-clinton-hurricane-sandy-election_n_2137343.html?ref=topbar

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 PM

16. Oh, and Romney is so well known for being truthful. I totally believe that! (not) nt

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:55 PM

18. Not only a pathological liar...

But a delusional one as well. Sheesh, this guy....

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:57 PM

19. Can you say...

 

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Response to dem4ward (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:44 PM

33. That sums it up perfectly

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:58 PM

20. TOTAL Bullshit lie from a known LIAR! nt

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:04 PM

21. ha ha!

I have no problem believing that President Clinton would say exactly that, if only to fuck with Mitt's head.

Now Mitt can spend the rest of his days thinking about how tantalizingly close he came to the crown jewels.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:10 PM

22. I can't wait for Clinton's version of the story nt

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:31 AM

24. Indeed. And as of this morning...

... and although these representations relative to the purported call have been in the ether for the last 48 hours, there seems to be little other than crickets from President Clinton or his office.

None at least that I can find and frankly, I had posted this with the anticipation that there would be one gigantic slap-down from the Big Dog, if not specific to the occurrence of the actual call, itself, at least specific to the narrative that Romney provides and the content that Romney referenced.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:21 PM

23. not hard to believe

Actually. Clinton did have that backstage moment with paul ryan.

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Response to satxdem (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:31 AM

31. this was my thought too

the ryan catch was telling. Doesn't take away from what he did for O but just gives a window to how these guys butter each other up when the cameras arn't watching.

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:13 AM

26. PLEASE tell me that Romney didn't just "pimp" his wife to the DLC et al!

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:15 AM

27. I find that incredibly difficult to believe.

Why would Clinton even talk to this guy in the first place?

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:16 AM

28. sounds like more

bullshit from Romney

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:18 AM

29. "Romney says"


"The Romney says....."

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Response to TeaBagsAreForCups (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:19 AM

30. Answer to "Does this outfit make me look fat?" type of question...

Mitt probably said something like, "I had a good chance, huh?" And Bill gave him the obligatory patronizing answer, dressed up with some Clinton bullshit.

Bill probably can't believe that Mitt went to the press with this.

--imm

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