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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 25
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2012-08-20 03:55:02 PM
10 votes:
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 03:40:57 PM
8 votes:
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 05:09:18 PM
3 votes:

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 04:14:15 PM
3 votes:

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 03:46:04 PM
3 votes:

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.


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2012-08-20 07:15:18 PM
2 votes:

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?
2012-08-20 07:13:54 PM
2 votes:
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 03:59:23 PM
2 votes:
HOW DARE DEMOCRATS USE THE TACTICS REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN USING FOR A DECADE!
2012-08-20 10:11:34 PM
1 votes:

consider this: Rwa2play: No, it's "winner take all"...again read the wiki first genius.

LOL you're such a scholar.


No, just can smell your BS a mile away.

Actually states have the option of splitting their electoral votes and two currently do. I knew that without even looking at Wikipedia. I'll give you a couple minutes to look it up so we can continue talking.

Maine and Nebraska, I knew that and I didn't have to look it up. Maybe you should stick to being part of the peanut gallery instead of trying to act like a know it all; you're failing in that endeavor.

When you come back, be sure to have a good reason why states should stick with "winner take all" and not split the votes.

"Winner take all" is efficient, concise and, with two notable exceptions in nearly 220 years, pretty much an easier way to decide a Presidential vote.

Now, maybe it's not for you; but hey, this country isn't just about you. So if you don't like it...

deepasabirdbath.files.wordpress.com

There's the door, leave the country.
2012-08-20 10:06:23 PM
1 votes:
"Mister Obama, are you comfortable beating your wife?
"No one said I beat my wife."
"ZOMG OBAMA IS A LIAR WHO BEATS HIS WIFE!"
2012-08-20 08:28:57 PM
1 votes:

Corvus: Cletus C.: Saved the economy from collapsing? This is where things fall apart. Economy still sucks. Could be worse is a lousy argument.

No it WAS WORSE MUCH WORSE!! Look at Europe to see how the "We will cut our way to prosperity" that the GOP wants to do worked.


Sure, let's do that...
2012-08-20 08:20:36 PM
1 votes:
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2012-08-20 08:04:43 PM
1 votes:

moralpanic: Cletus C.: Emposter: Given Romney's history and stated positions, can anyone explain to me the significant differences between negative campaigning and simply describing Romney accurately?

What are the dems supposed to do here, lie to make Romney look good?

Maybe give us some reason to vote for Obama, other than Romney Bad.

Killed Osama Bin Laden?
Saved the economy from collapsing?
Saved Detroit?
Health care for everybody?
Pulled out of Iraq?
Actually bombing terrorists where they hid in Pakistan?
Ending Don't Ask Don't Tell?
Got Gaddafi killed without putting any American soldiers in danger?
Didn't raise taxes, and don't want to raise taxes on the middle class?
When Americans are held hostages, he gets the SEALs to kill the pirates and hostage takers?
When there's a disaster, he isn't incompetent?
He doesn't base his foreign policy by looking into the soul of the person?
He's actually well liked by the world community?


I read that in an increasingly high pitched voice ala:

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2012-08-20 07:53:28 PM
1 votes:
Given Romney's history and stated positions, can anyone explain to me the significant differences between negative campaigning and simply describing Romney accurately?

What are the dems supposed to do here, lie to make Romney look good?
2012-08-20 07:48:47 PM
1 votes:
Whoa, hold on, wait a second!

There's a rumor going around that MITT ROMNEY possibly might have COMMITTED A FELONY? I'd like to know if it's true or not, because if it is true then that means MITT ROMNEY COMMITTED A FELONY!

Of course, I would never accuse MITT ROMNEY of being a FELON without proof; and there's also the fact that MITT ROMNEY can easily prove he is not a FELON if he'd just release his tax returns. I'm just concerned that his failure to do so could result in many people wondering whether or not MITT ROMNEY IS A FELON! And the longer he delays in releasing his tax returns, the more people will ask if MITT ROMNEY COMMITTED A FELONY!

I apologize if this mini-rant may have further cemented the alleged word association between the words "MITT ROMNEY" and "FELON." I am merely voicing my concern.
2012-08-20 07:25:09 PM
1 votes:

consider this: moralpanic: I think i'm actually going to miss this election once it's over.

Considering that a poll released today shows Romney with a 1 point lead, you might be doing more than missing it. Sobbing in a corner sounds about right.


Poll aggregators like 538 show Obama with a 70% chance of winning.
2012-08-20 06:41:59 PM
1 votes:
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 06:03:19 PM
1 votes:

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 05:45:42 PM
1 votes:

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


Politico had an article with several Obama lieutenants pushing that suggestion
2012-08-20 04:41:52 PM
1 votes:
Fartt Romney.
2012-08-20 04:22:46 PM
1 votes:
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 04:08:44 PM
1 votes:

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 04:06:54 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: This one actually fights back


We get it. He's black.
2012-08-20 04:03:08 PM
1 votes:
Obama is not responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, but he IS responsible for everything his campaign does.
2012-08-20 04:01:32 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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