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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

Romney Camp: Obama Using Bin Laden To ‘Divide Us’

Romney Camp: Obama Using Bin Laden To ‘Divide Us’

The Obama campaign went up with a video on the Osama Bin Laden raid on Friday in which they strongly suggested that Mitt Romney would not have made the same call, noting quotes from 2007 and 2008 in which he minimized the importance of catching the terrorist leader and chided then-candidate Obama for suggesting America send troops into Pakistan if necessary to catch him. Now Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul is pushing back, accusing the campaign of trying to “divide” Americans and change the subject from the economy.

“The killing of Osama bin Laden was a momentous day for all Americans and the world, and Governor Romney congratulated the military, our intelligence agencies, and the President,” Saul said in a statement. “It’s now sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try to distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration. With 23 million Americans struggling for work, our national debt soaring, and household budgets being squeezed like never before, Mitt Romney is focused on strengthening America at home and abroad.”

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/romney-camp-obama-using-bin-laden-to-divide

Clearly, Mitt knows he f'd up: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002616958

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Reply Romney Camp: Obama Using Bin Laden To ‘Divide Us’ (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2012 OP
warrior1 Apr 2012 #1
Johonny Apr 2012 #13
renate Apr 2012 #2
bongbong Apr 2012 #9
polichick Apr 2012 #3
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #4
Beaverhausen Apr 2012 #5
Spazito Apr 2012 #6
jpak Apr 2012 #7
malaise Apr 2012 #8
lastlib Apr 2012 #10
DCKit Apr 2012 #11
Marr Apr 2012 #12
NoGOPZone Apr 2012 #14
NNN0LHI Apr 2012 #15
MineralMan Apr 2012 #16
LynneSin Apr 2012 #17
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #18
ProSense Apr 2012 #19
aint_no_life_nowhere Apr 2012 #21
Capt. Obvious Apr 2012 #20
rufus dog Apr 2012 #22
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #23
cbrer Apr 2012 #24
Ship of Fools Apr 2012 #25

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. Divided us. How?

We that are happy he's dead, or you who didn't give a shit?

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:26 PM

13. There is the theoretical American that is pro not getting Bin Laden

so it's 99% pro getting Bin Laden to the 1% pro not getting Bin Laden until a Republican is president. So you can see how divided America is on this issue. Why does Obama keep dividing us. DAMN YOU OBAMA!!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:26 AM

2. So running on your achievements as President counts as dividing the country

Good to know.

And is Mitt's campaign saying that you can't talk about killing Osama and focus on the economy at the same time? Evidently Mitt is not a multitasker.

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Response to renate (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:49 AM

9. Singletasker

 

King Flip Flop is a single-tasker. Almost 100% of his time is taken up with firing people and shoveling money from the middle class into the pockets of the 0.01%.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:27 AM

3. Wow, Romney's pretty desperate.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:27 AM

4. What happened to your either with us or against us in the hunt for these terrorist?

These people are just about as low and despicable as they can get.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:34 AM

5. This early in the general, and they have nothing

Desperate already.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

6. LOL, there is already a big whiff of desperation coming from...

the RMoney campaign even at this early stage. I love that the Democrats are already out hitting them hard with the facts and using RMoney's own words against him.

If they are screaming now, just wait until the fall, it's not gonna be pretty for the RMoney crowd and I am SO looking forward to it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:37 AM

7. Bush used Bin Laden to divide us - Fuck You Mittens

yup

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:41 AM

8. They're squealing like

ReTHUG pigs. The ad is hurting big time.
Rmoney fugged up in 2007 - actually he fuggs up with regularlity

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:01 AM

10. no, Mitt, he's using bin Laden to crush you and your campaign of fear, lies, and stupidity.

What kind of cheese do you want to go with your w(h)ine??

GWB: "I honestly don't know where he is. I don't think about him (the man who killed thousands of our citizens in violent vicious attacks) much..."

Mittens: "I don't think it's worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars to go after one man..." (the man who killed thousands of our citizens in violent vicious attacks)

BHO: "We will crush al-Qaeda, we will kill bin Laden, and those who follow him."

Which one of these men is the REAL leader in the war on terrorism?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:13 PM

11. Obama's "failures" belong to the (R)s in the House and Senate.

 

Regardless, the 23% will lap this shit up and declare it delicious.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:21 PM

12. This is actually the original Madison Avenue, anti-union campaign slogan.

They tested it very thoroughly back in... I want to say the late forties? Anyway, the thrust is that you always push the idea that we live in this peaceful, happy society, where normal people are all just happy neighbors with different sized houses. Then you cast any left-wing activist as a troublemaker who is just bitter at their core, with a desire to ruin our wonderful harmony.

It seems really awkward and goofy when applied to this binLaden subject, but then, Romney isn't exactly smooth.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:27 PM

14. This from the party of

"You're with us or you're against us."

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:29 PM

15. They are really worried about this issue aren't they?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:49 PM

16. Bin Laden is dead, Mitt.

That happened on President Obama's watch. You didn't think it was all that important, and I remember you saying so. Not a good issue for you, Mitt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:51 PM

17. Here's what Mitt would be saying if Bin Laden was not capture during the Obama administration

Romney: "If I'm elected president I vow that we will do all it takes to track down Bin Laden and bring him to justice - something Obama has failed to do during his administration"

No mention of Bush

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:38 PM

18. Mitt still sees Russia as the enemy and the Afghan "freedom fighters" as our friends

Al Queda fostered by the Reagan administration is our friend against the evil Russian Bear. Mittens: completely and utterly out of touch.

Mitt Romney, March 27, 2012:

"This is without question our number one geopolitical foe; they fight for every cause for the world's worst actors."


By the way, did anyone see Andrea Mitchell's interview of Haley Barbour this morning on MSNBC? Barbour was defending Romney's foreign policy and he started blasting Elie Weisel, the holocaust hero and man of peace, for his support of Obama. Mitchell absolutely bristled. Barbour I think made an enemy today.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:44 PM

19. Mitt is clearly

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Response to ProSense (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:52 PM

21. Just the fact that Romney has surrounded himself largely with advisers from the George HW Bush Admin

should be made an issue. That fact alone shows poor judgment that seems to want to be out of touch.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:49 PM

20. I've noticed a theme in recent weeks over Obama being a "divider"

Op ed in this Sunday's paper by the resident conservative writer was about that.

What they really mean is, "Obama won't let us take him down." "Obama promised unity, instead the country is more divided than ever", yada yada. Yeah, because you guys are fucking dicks.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:59 PM

22. I agree with the Romney camp, it is divisive

You have the American patriots and the wussy assed John Wayne partisan Republicans.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:00 PM

23. Republicans are idiots

How the hell can they make that argument?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:24 AM

24. This illustrates how much shit they have on the shelf

 

They're digging for material. When the debate occurs, which it most certainly will, the facts of how the NHP (New Hope Party) took serious and productive steps to fix the problems that the GOP (Government of Pigs) created.

Grandma said, while she was baking cookies..."Give it time".

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:26 AM

25. What a long summer this is going to be.

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