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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:00 PM

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’

Source: Talking Points Memo

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’


Top Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said on Meet the Press Sunday that the “biggest idea” of Obama’s reelection campaign would be a message of continuing “moving in the right direction of fixing this economy.”

“We know this about Mitt Romney,” Gibbs said, “he’s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experiences in downsizing and outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself. His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years.”

Gibbs responded to another question about women voters and the economy, saying, “David, their message is: You didn’t clean up our mess fast enough.”

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Reply Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’ (Original post)
kpete Apr 2012 OP
polichick Apr 2012 #1
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #2
truthisfreedom Apr 2012 #3
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2012 #4
Trajan Apr 2012 #5
Sherman A1 Apr 2012 #7
cosmicone Apr 2012 #8
skydive forever Apr 2012 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #12
jtuck004 Apr 2012 #6
Thinkingabout Apr 2012 #10
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #11
theaocp Apr 2012 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2012 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2012 #14
deacon Apr 2012 #16

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:02 PM

1. Gibbs spelled it out accurately - and memorably!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:16 PM

2. How to Kick Ass 1001.

Remind the American people about our recent history.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

3. One typo in this quote: "His experiences in downsizing" should be "His experience is in downsizing"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:33 PM

4. And by "we" Gibbs means "they" (Bush, and company)

"His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years.”



thanks kpete

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

5. The Age Old American Election Cycle

1) The Republicans screw up the economy.

2) Fed up with Republicans, Americans elect Democrats to fix the economy.

3) Republicans blame Democrats for not cleaning up the Republican mess quickly enough.

4) Democrats eventually fix the economy. Republicans ignore the recovery, and run on abortion, guns and gay marriage.

5) Americans forget how bad the economy was and who caused it. They elect Republicans again.

Repeat at step 1 ...

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Response to Trajan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:11 PM

7. +1

Well Said!

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Response to Trajan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:19 PM

8. Very well put. n/t

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Response to Trajan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:26 PM

9. You put that perfectly, Thank you.

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Response to Trajan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:38 PM

12. I wish I could thank you a million times! Americans have this problem, but often we liberals do too!

Expecting change overnight and getting frustrated with Obama/Democrats when they can't deliver *EXACTLY* what we want *overnight*.

Change takes time and some patience on our part.

Thank you for this!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. That sums it up nicely. Thank you. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. He forgot to add "Republicans, American Taliban, writers of sharia laws.

I would not be surprised if soon they introduce burka as requirements for women.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:34 PM

11. "You didn't clean up our mess fast enough" should be the Obama/Democrats main hitting point!! n/t

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:58 PM

13. "Not giving the keys back to those who drove us into the ditch"

didn't work so well in 2010, as I recall. I recommend doing the right things and then crowing about them. OBL springs to mind. More of that chest-thumping and let the Republicans cry over it.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:21 PM

15. I agree. The car-ditch metaphor simply didn't catch on. And because the Republicans are feigning

outrage and crying afoul over bin Laden, that means that the president is doing something effective. When they don't cry, that's when we should be worried.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:37 PM

14. And because you didn't clean it up quick enough

We want to go back to the same shitty policies that got us in this mess in the first place.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:36 PM

16. And that would be the truth. n/t

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