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(RealClearPolitics)   Reporter, "President Obama are you comfortable with your campaign calling Mr. Romney a felon?" Barack, "No one called him a felon." Thankfully, no one recorded his campaign saying that   (realclearpolitics.com) divider line 268
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2012-08-20 03:33:22 PM
Looks like the campaign needs to bring him up to speed on their little side mission.
 
2012-08-20 03:33:49 PM
Inb4 downvote brigade

Also, considering many of the names that have been flung this Presidential election this one is pretty damn tame
 
2012-08-20 03:36:58 PM
Where's the link to the felon claim?

I love how "upset" conservatives are getting because Obama's campaign has gone "negative." It seems like every other commercial here in Ohio is claiming that Obama is stealing money from your Grandma, hates all small businesses and other such nonsense, but those of course aren't negative, right?
 
2012-08-20 03:37:22 PM
I like how the first line in this submission is nowhere to be found in the linked article. Gud jorb subs.
 
2012-08-20 03:39:44 PM

cman: Inb4 downvote brigade

Also, considering many of the names that have been flung this Presidential election this one is pretty damn tame


Both sides are bad so vote Democratic?
 
2012-08-20 03:40:57 PM
Republicans: Obama is a socialist, America-hating, apologist, Muslim, Kenyan, big-government, white-hating, communist, Teleprompter-reading, tax-and-spend, baby-killing gun-grabber!

Democrats: Romney's company has a proven record of cutting jobs, investing in union-busting companies, outsourcing, and firing people,

Republicans: OMG NEGATIVE CAMPAIGINING CAN'T WE BE CIVIL??!??
 
2012-08-20 03:43:12 PM

CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

I love how "upset" conservatives are getting because Obama's campaign has gone "negative." It seems like every other commercial here in Ohio is claiming that Obama is stealing money from your Grandma, hates all small businesses and other such nonsense, but those of course aren't negative, right?


They're upset about confronting a Democrat with a spinal column. This one actually fights back, which is clearly unfair.
 
2012-08-20 03:43:20 PM

cman: Inb4 downvote brigade


this is RCP, not Breitbart. Links don't always get down-voted solely because they are anti Obama, usually it's because they are from useless sites like Breitbart or Hot Air.

Which felony accusation are we referring to? the Romney murdering the old lady, or Romney the tax cheat. Wasn't he former done by a Super PAC and not the campaign?
 
2012-08-20 03:45:58 PM

dahmers love zombie: Republicans: Obama is a socialist, America-hating, apologist, Muslim, Kenyan, big-government, white-hating, communist, Teleprompter-reading, tax-and-spend, baby-killing gun-grabber!

Democrats: Romney's company has a proven record of cutting jobs, investing in union-busting companies, outsourcing, and firing people,

Republicans: OMG NEGATIVE CAMPAIGINING CAN'T WE BE CIVIL??!??


no shiat.

not to mention the fact that romney is actively LYING at every stump speech and in every commercial about "you didn't build that," LIE, "gutting welfare," LIE, and "obama prevents military from voting in ohio, " LIE.

romney is a pathological and serial liar.
 
2012-08-20 03:46:04 PM

Marcus Aurelius: CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

I love how "upset" conservatives are getting because Obama's campaign has gone "negative." It seems like every other commercial here in Ohio is claiming that Obama is stealing money from your Grandma, hates all small businesses and other such nonsense, but those of course aren't negative, right?

They're upset about confronting a Democrat with a spinal column. This one actually fights back, which is clearly unfair.


blogs.ajc.com
 
2012-08-20 03:55:02 PM
I said it before, if I were Obama's campaign chief, I would be out there every day. "Nobody is calling Mitt Romney a felon. We absolutely reject any insinuation that Mitt Romney is a felon. Why, Mitt Romney himself says that Mitt Romney is not a felon, and if you can't trust Romney, you can you trust? No, Mitt Romney is definitely not a felon. Felon."
 
2012-08-20 03:56:30 PM

FlashHarry: romney is a pathological and serial liar.


No... he's been shown to be a pro-choice, pro-health care, anti-gun pathological and serial liar.

But now he says that he isn't those things anymore, so just trust him.
 
2012-08-20 03:59:23 PM
HOW DARE DEMOCRATS USE THE TACTICS REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN USING FOR A DECADE!
 
2012-08-20 04:01:32 PM
Can someone give me a link to someone from the Obama campaign calling Romney a felon?

Not a Super PAC. I've been told that those have nothing to do with the campaign, and are blessed by supply side Jesus.
 
2012-08-20 04:01:57 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: HOW DARE DEMOCRATS USE THE TACTICS REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN USING OF FOR A DECADE! ACCUSED OF USING FOR A DECADE

 
2012-08-20 04:03:08 PM
Obama is not responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, but he IS responsible for everything his campaign does.
 
2012-08-20 04:05:57 PM
OK, so RCP-reader/Subby claims there is a recording of the President or his campaign calling Romney a felon. Yet it's nowhere in that article, which is just a 2 paragraph transcript of a CBS interview. So where's the recording?
 
2012-08-20 04:06:54 PM

Marcus Aurelius: This one actually fights back


We get it. He's black.
 
2012-08-20 04:08:44 PM

propasaurus: OK, so RCP-reader/Subby claims there is a recording of the President or his campaign calling Romney a felon. Yet it's nowhere in that article, which is just a 2 paragraph transcript of a CBS interview. So where's the recording?


Whitey call Romney a felon?
 
2012-08-20 04:14:15 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: I said it before, if I were Obama's campaign chief, I would be out there every day. "Nobody is calling Mitt Romney a felon. We absolutely reject any insinuation that Mitt Romney is a felon. Why, Mitt Romney himself says that Mitt Romney is not a felon, and if you can't trust Romney, you can you trust? No, Mitt Romney is definitely not a felon. Felon."


I, Barack Obama, take Mitt Romney at his word that he is not a felon. The extent of the crimes perpetrated by one Willard Mitt Romney is not in dispute. I personally have seen no evidence one way or the other that Mittens has laundered any drug money, although others may have. And if you can't take the word of someone who has been accused of associating with cocaine funded terrorists, of killing cancer patients, and of torturing dogs, then who can you trust?
 
2012-08-20 04:20:11 PM
Most people that are curious about Romney's tax returns, honestly don't think he did anything illegal. They just want people to see what ridiculously low level of taxes he pays - AND that's perfectly legal.

The fact it is legal, makes the point all the more salient.
 
2012-08-20 04:22:46 PM
Relevant statement in question:

Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it: "Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony."

"Or," she said, "he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments," including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.

If the latter is true, she said, it's a "real character and trust issue" that voters should be aware of as they decide who to vote for in the presidential election. If Romney was still at Bain through 2002, he's also "politically responsible for the consequences" of deals that the firm made through then.


Obama is technically correct. Nobody called Romney a felon . A felon is convicted of a felony. Romney is clearly not. Rather, Obama's spokeswoman is suggesting that Romney might've misrepresented his status to the SEC, which could be a felony.
 
2012-08-20 04:25:42 PM
Similar link: Link

OBAMA: ... I do not think that Governor Romney is somehow responsible for the death of the woman that was portrayed in that ad... But keep in mind: This is an ad that I did not approve, I did not produce, and as far as I can tell, has barely run. I think it ran once.

Now, in contrast, you have Governor Romney creating as a centerpiece of his campaign, this notion that we are taking the work requirement out of welfare, which every single person here who has looked at it says it is patently false. What he is arguing is that we have somehow changed the welfare requirement, the work requirement in our welfare laws, and in fact what happened was that my administration, responding to requests of five governors, including two Republican governors, agreed to approve giving them - those states - some flexibility in how they manage their welfare rolls as long as it produced 20% increases in the number of people who are getting work.
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They can run the campaign they want, but the truth of the matter is you can't just make stuff up. That is one thing you learn as President of the United States.You get called into account


O'Rly Obama? Have past elections taught you nothing?

Is this the naive man you want to run the country?

Romney 2012...
 
2012-08-20 04:29:05 PM

RexTalionis: Obama is technically correct. Nobody called Romney a felon . A felon is convicted of a felony. Romney is clearly not. Rather, Obama's spokeswoman is suggesting that Romney might've misrepresented his status to the SEC, which could be a felony.


I think its clear from her reference to the "real character and trust issue" that she was clearly suggesting that Romney did not commit a felony, but that he lied to voters by downplaying his ties to Bain.

But you know. Obama said "you didn't build that", so he wants to take your lemonade stand and also socialisms.
 
2012-08-20 04:30:08 PM

RexTalionis: Obama is technically correct. Nobody called Romney a felon . A felon is convicted of a felony. Romney is clearly not. Rather, Obama's spokeswoman is suggesting that Romney might've misrepresented his status to the SEC, which could be a felony.


OR, since Romney has never been charged with that crime, "he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments," including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.
 
2012-08-20 04:41:52 PM
Fartt Romney.
 
2012-08-20 04:47:22 PM

Karac: And if you can't take the word of someone who has been accused of associating with cocaine funded terrorists, of killing cancer patients, and of torturing dogs, then who can you trust?


I just realized something: Obama has never been accused of farking sheep on the White House lawn. Nor has be been accused of feeding poisoned dead rats to Haitian orphans. In fact, he has also never once been accused of stuffing puppies into a blender. Has he ever been accused of kidnapping nuns and selling them into sexual slavery? Not that I'm aware of.
 
2012-08-20 04:57:18 PM
a friend of mine told me, his old college buddy's brother snorted cocaine off a hooker's back while at a party with oboma. although i never actually confirmed this, it might have happened. and that might be a felony.
 
2012-08-20 04:58:40 PM

impaler: RexTalionis: Obama is technically correct. Nobody called Romney a felon . A felon is convicted of a felony. Romney is clearly not. Rather, Obama's spokeswoman is suggesting that Romney might've misrepresented his status to the SEC, which could be a felony.

OR, since Romney has never been charged with that crime, "he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments," including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.


Correctamundo.

It's not Lee Atwater 1980 / Carl Rove 2000 sleazy but it's every bit as effective as the "Some people are saying" crap they do on Fox and Friends. I'm personally glad to see Democrats who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty for a change.
 
2012-08-20 05:06:06 PM

RexTalionis: Obama is technically correct. Nobody called Romney a felon


No, all they did was say he might have committed one.

Technically, if Obama raped a cow on the White House lawn he would be guilty of bestiality and cruelty to animals. But technically I didn't say he did that.
 
2012-08-20 05:07:47 PM
Hey, nobody called Romney a felon. But it would be very easy for him to prove he's not. Just sayin'.
 
2012-08-20 05:09:18 PM

CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

I love how "upset" conservatives are getting because Obama's campaign has gone "negative." It seems like every other commercial here in Ohio is claiming that Obama is stealing money from your Grandma, hates all small businesses and other such nonsense, but those of course aren't negative, right?


It's a sliding scale.

Republican scale:
Positive ad: "Romney is a great candidate and Obama is a nice guy that didn't completely destroy our country yet, but it's best not to give him any more chances"
Neutral ad: "Obama is certainly going to kill your grandma and he's going to put all soldiers in jail that don't vote for him."
Negative ad: "Obama is a secret muslim Kenyan nubian."

Democratic scale:
Positive ad: [n/a]
Neutral ad: "Romney is a nice guy and we know that Obama is a horrible President, but please vote for Obama anyway."
Negative ad: "Romney actually said this / did this. Look how dumb he is."

So as you can see, Romney has put out hardly any negative ads against Obama, but nearly all of Obama's ads are negative.
 
2012-08-20 05:23:34 PM

CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

I love how "upset" conservatives are getting because Obama's campaign has gone "negative." It seems like every other commercial here in Ohio is claiming that Obama is stealing money from your Grandma, hates all small businesses and other such nonsense, but those of course aren't negative, right?


This. The best part is, my idiot parents keep complaining about how "Obama has a smear campaign." When I ask about the Romney commercials they say "well at least those are factual."

I don't even know how to argue derp like that.
 
2012-08-20 05:44:36 PM

InfamousBLT: This. The best part is, my idiot parents keep complaining about how "Obama has a smear campaign." When I ask about the Romney commercials they say "well at least those are factual."

I don't even know how to argue derp like that.


Pull out a computer and use the Internet in front of them.
 
2012-08-20 05:45:42 PM

CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?


Politico had an article with several Obama lieutenants pushing that suggestion
 
2012-08-20 05:47:58 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: I said it before, if I were Obama's campaign chief, I would be out there every day. "Nobody is calling Mitt Romney a felon. We absolutely reject any insinuation that Mitt Romney is a felon. Why, Mitt Romney himself says that Mitt Romney is not a felon, and if you can't trust Romney, you can you trust? No, Mitt Romney is definitely not a felon. Felon."


Actually that might a patent violation of Fox News broadcasting protocol. I'm pretty sure its also trademarked.
 
2012-08-20 05:52:16 PM

BravadoGT: CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

Politico had an article with several Obama lieutenants pushing that suggestion

Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


That's actually a "Romney MAY BE a felon" statement, not a Romney IS a felon statement.

But, linking "Romney" and "felon" was clearly the intent.

But it's OK because Romney retroactively quit...remember?
 
2012-08-20 06:03:19 PM

InfamousBLT: This. The best part is, my idiot parents keep complaining about how "Obama has a smear campaign." When I ask about the Romney commercials they say "well at least those are factual."

I don't even know how to argue derp like that.


Stick 'em in a home.
 
2012-08-20 06:12:31 PM

BravadoGT: Politico had an article with several Obama lieutenants pushing that suggestion


From Your Article: The emergence of the SEC filings appears to conflict with that, the Obama campaign contends. There are "literally scores of filings that make it very, very clear that over a period of time that Gov. Romney claims that he was not active with Bain, the Securities and Exchange Commission was informed" that Romney was the chief executive officer, chairman of the board and sole shareholder of the company, Bauer said.

Images of those SEC filings have been posted here lots of times--including records that show Romney was consulted on transactions (like Stericycle) while he was in Utah after he "left" the firm. And that's not counting his 'retroactive' retirement pay. If he wasn't in charge the person who was acting CEO could step up at any time and say "I was in charge, not Romney." In fact in 2002 Bain people admitted they were reporting directly to Romney. I'm sure you'll find a way to argue that black is white and night is day but unlike Romney there's a paper trail doesn't work retroactively.
 
2012-08-20 06:41:59 PM
Did the Republicans seriously believe that Obama's campaign wasn't going to fight back...?

ok, Republicans listen up. Obama is kicking your asses. you guys have lied, manipulated, spent oodles of cash, 'shaded' the truth...and basically done everything that's in your playbook...and it's not working. Obama not only has a copy of your playbook, he's obviously made sure all his people read it as well. so either you come up with something new and radical, or you fail. this is your chance to show america that you guys have what it takes! quit sniveling, you whiny maggots! get yer heads in the game!
 
2012-08-20 06:48:33 PM

Weaver95: Did the Republicans seriously believe that Obama's campaign wasn't going to fight back...?

ok, Republicans listen up. Obama is kicking your asses. you guys have lied, manipulated, spent oodles of cash, 'shaded' the truth...and basically done everything that's in your playbook...and it's not working. Obama not only has a copy of your playbook, he's obviously made some improvements sure all his people read it as well. so either you come up with something new and radical, or you fail. this is your chance to show america that you guys have what it takes! quit sniveling, you whiny maggots! get yer heads in the game!

 
2012-08-20 07:04:57 PM
It's nice to see the President grow a spine.
 
2012-08-20 07:09:15 PM
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I think i'm actually going to miss this election once it's over.
 
2012-08-20 07:09:54 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: PC LOAD LETTER: HOW DARE DEMOCRATS USE THE TACTICS REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN USING OF FOR A DECADE! ACCUSED OF USING FOR A DECADE


"Sir you are a murderer!"
"Alleged murderer"
 
2012-08-20 07:12:38 PM
Oh I see that you guys are playing "WHO SAID DAT?" without me.
 
2012-08-20 07:12:57 PM

BravadoGT: CommieTaoist: Where's the link to the felon claim?

Politico had an article with several Obama lieutenants pushing that suggestion


As somebody else pointed out, he's not a felon...because he hasn't been convicted yet.

He lied on his tax forms, saying he was living in Utah when (according to him) he was living in Massachusetts. How is this not a felony?
 
2012-08-20 07:13:54 PM
If only there was some proof as to whether or not Romney is a felon. Something easy he could do. Something routine.
 
2012-08-20 07:14:21 PM
"And, I think that what is absolutely true is if you watch me on the campaign trail, here's what I'm talking about. I'm talking about how to put Americans back to work."

Back to work digging graves for the women Romney kills.
Back to work strapping dogs to the top of Romney's car.
 
2012-08-20 07:14:27 PM
Isn't this rather old news by now? But if the Romney campaign wants to keep reviving the Romney=felon word association, it's okay by me.
Romney felon link
 
2012-08-20 07:15:18 PM

impaler: InfamousBLT: This. The best part is, my idiot parents keep complaining about how "Obama has a smear campaign." When I ask about the Romney commercials they say "well at least those are factual."

I don't even know how to argue derp like that.

Pull out a computer and use the Internet in front of them.


Dear god, are you trying to get InfamousBLT burned at the stake for witchcraft?
 
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