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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 11:40 AM
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Romney Slip: Another Osama-Obama Mix-up
Source: Associated Press

Romney slip: another Osama-Obama mix-up
By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
14 minutes ago

GREENWOOD, S.C. - In a slip of the tongue, Republican Mitt Romney accused Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama of urging terrorists to congregate in Iraq.

In the midst of criticizing Obama and other Democrats on foreign and economic policy Tuesday, the GOP presidential hopeful said:

"Actually, just look at what Osam Barack Obama said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. ... It's almost as if the Democratic contenders for president are living in fantasyland. Their idea for jihad is to retreat, and their idea for the economy is to also retreat. And in my view, both efforts are wrongheaded."

Romney apparently was referring to an audiotape aired Monday in which a speaker believed to be terrorist Osama bin Laden called for insurgents in Iraq to unite and avoid divisions. The authenticity of the tape aired on Al-Jazeera television could not be immediately confirmed.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071023/ap_on_el_pr/romney_...


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old guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 11:46 AM
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1. Believe me, it was no slip.
Absolutely, positively intentional. You will hear it as often as they need it.
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insanad Donating Member (286 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 02:10 PM
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8. Emancipated Mormon vs "Member of a Judeo Christian Sect"
Mitt Romney is a card carrying dyed in the wool Mormon, but that also makes him a strong believer in doing whatever it takes to get what he wants, even manipulating the press, "lying for the Lord", feigning his manly hunter prowess, or denying his own faith and background in the LDS church. He comes from a long line of men who have been carefully conditioned to manipulate words and even practice such "faux paus" as what he did in correcting his words. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the word Osama and Obama SOUND similar but it does take a lot of effort and careful practice to reform the word Barack Obama in that same reference. There is no doubt he worked hard on this reference, twisted it, and will now feign just as unbelievable an apology.

As a former Mormon I recall many many lessons on doing just this. From the teachings that blacks and other people of color will become "A white and delightsome people" when they become Mormons, to revisionist history in many other issues the Mormons, especially the hierarchy and leadership, reflects the extent they'll go to to deny, distort, cover up, and manipulate the information. Mitt Romney is a 6th generation or more of this kind of practice. Don't doubt for a moment that he knew what he was saying, doing, and how he'll use such little things to try to whittle away at the opponent.

When he spoke out to Larry King about how he thought there was nothing more horrible than Polygamy, then told the Newsweek reporter that he was a member of a Judeo Christian religion, and much more are all reflections of his willingness to minimize his religious background, deny his own culture and faith, and jettison loyalties faster than grease through a goose. I too think Polygamy is horrible, but as a former Mormon, I would not deny my own heritage in something that the bulk of the people believed in and supported, even if I did not agree. I too would not be too excited about calling myself Mormon if my actions did not reflect the teachings of the Church's doctrine, but he claims to be one of the good ones. To call himself a member of a "Judeo Christian sect" is akin to denying his own faith. The cock will crow twice more and no doubt Mitt Romney will deny his own faith at least that many more times before the years up. He makes me sick, not just as a devious Mormon, but as a human being.

The Southern Carolinians and Bob Jones University officials, Born Agains, and other so called Christians who are willing to sell out to support "the best of the worst" are going to get exactly what they deserve if they continue to support this charlatan. He'll be as easily swayed and disloyal to them and their bigoted narrow causes as he is to his own faith and family. This guy is a puppet and a joke. Stick him in the window of a department store with a nice suit and shove your hand up his arse to make him say whatever you want him to say. He's what those out of the church call a Mor-bot, a McMormon, a figurehead. I'm embarrassed to call him American. ashamed that he is a reflection of the Mormon Church (even though I don't like the doctrine), and ashamed that he's still part of the human race. In two years he'll be the butt of jokes whether he succeeds or not. America, do not make the mistake of letting another Moron, Mormon, oops, member of THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints rise to power. If I've offended anyone, I sincerely apologize. (if I nod my head and slightly close my eyes and use that sing songy voice, does it make it sound more sincere?) Excellent... you are all now placated.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 11:52 AM
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2. Slip of the tongue my Aunt Fanny!
This is just a taste of what Obama can expect but what the GOP doesn't realize is that Obama fights back.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 11:56 AM
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3. I'm hardly one to defend Romney, but....
Thom Hartmann also called Osama bin Laden "Obama" this morning, and I hardly think that he would have done it intentionally.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 12:21 PM
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4. Did Hartmann go on to make an elaborate statement
about Osama/Obama urging jihaadists to unite?

Probably not.

This isn't a slip of the tongue; this is bone-deep stupidity.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 12:26 PM
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5. I don't think he even knew he said it
I'm just saying that it can happen. However, I wouldn't put it past Romney to do it on purpose.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 09:06 AM
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20. Did he start saying "Osama" only to change and say "Barack Obama"?
I doubt it.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 12:38 PM
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6. He needs to APOLOGIZE!
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monktonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 01:00 PM
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7. Yes, He needs to Apologize!!!
Doucheba....er I mean Romney needs to issue an apology asap.
Will speaker Pelosi be calling his office to demand a retraction?
Dont hold your breath.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 02:36 PM
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9. I sense another "Macaca" moment coming up real soon for Mitt...
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MODemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 05:42 PM
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10. That was no slip; he needs to apologize to Barack Obama
The damned republicans get their tail over the dashboard, and demand apologies for anything a Democrat has to say about a republican; Romney is just a crude dude; and he must apologize for that. It's totally unfair. To hell with you Romney.

:evilfrown: :evilfrown: :mad: :spank:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 11:33 AM
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21. He should apologize even if it WAS a slip up. He mixed up a U.S. Senator with an
international terrorist. My own take on this is that it was a slip up - but not a simple name mix up. I think Mitt and his campaign aides probably "yuck it up" about Senator Obama being OBL and vice versa. He forgot where he was for a moment and brought the back stage talk out into the public. In other words, it was a "Macacaa" moment. He is also finished. Republicans do not want to nominate a George Allen for POTUS.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 05:53 PM
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11. Another
perfectly staged Mitwit moment, designed to polarize, inflame and amuze the idiots who think he is actually presidential material.

Nothing Mitwit does is by accident. He's as programmed as an IPOD.

Mz Pip

:dem:
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 05:54 PM
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12. They do it deliberately, it's no accident
They're nasty little freaks, is what they are.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 05:59 PM
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13. I doubt it was a slip
If something rhymed with "9/11," it might have been a slip.
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DemFemme Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 06:37 PM
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14. They don't call him "Multiple-Choice Mitt" for nothing. n/t
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 06:56 PM
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15. Pugs like coming up with these "slips" what assholes.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 07:47 PM
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16. How about a Mitt-Shit mix-up?
:evilgrin:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 11:36 AM
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22. Or a Moron/Morman mixup?
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 09:30 PM
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17. He ran a billion dollar company and is smart.
He is a snake. His "gosh" and "aw shucks" act is PATHETIC. Everything this asshole does is calculated. He knew exactly what he was saying.
Funny....we get Stark apologizing for his comments and the lovely MSM has barely touched on this. Typical.
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GottaLaff Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-23-07 09:33 PM
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18. New Obama red meat story for them to chew on. Here we go.
I picked up on that story. Now there's a new one that they can't wait to exploit:

http://cliffschecter.bravenewfilms.org/blog/16783-first...

They're relentless.

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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 09:01 AM
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19. I'd say: I'm glad you reminded us that our true enemy, under Republicans, is still out there.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 01:45 PM
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23. Tsk. The Southern Baptist bloc still thinks Mormons are a cult,& won't vote for Mittens. nt
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