Romney: Oh, that president … He’s always looking for a scapegoat

posted at 12:21 pm on April 19, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Maybe Mitt Romney really will be able to ride anti-Barack-Obama sentiment all the way to the White House. His general election specialty has quickly become converting the president’s arrows into boomerangs. Attacks on Ann and Seamus have quickly backfired on those who made them. Romney today deflected Obama’s not-so-subtle “silver spoon” comment, as well.

In an interview with “Fox and Friends,” Romney refused to apologize for his father’s success and appeared wholly unperturbed by the president’s petty, desperate remarks.

“I’m certainly not going to apologize for my dad and his success in life,” Romney said on “Fox & Friends.” “He was born poor. He worked his way to become very successful despite the fact that he didn’t have a college degree, and one of the things he wanted to do was provide for me and for my brother and sisters.”

The former Massachusetts governor, added: “The president likes to attack fellow Americans. He’s always looking for a scapegoat, particularly those [who] have been successful like my dad, and I’m not going to rise to that,” Romney said. “This is a time to solve problems. This is not a time for us to be attacking people. We should be attacking problems.”

Might as well get comfortable, folks. We have a long road of this ahead, attacks and counterattacks — and all primarily about people, not problems. After all, the president can’t run on his economic record. The national debt is approaching $16 trillion, unemployment is still above 8 percent and, if the president is going to take credit for “creating” 3 million jobs, he’ll also have to take responsibility for the millions who’ve exited the job market completely. Incomes have gone down under his presidency and we’ve had a record number of foreclosures. As Romney says in the video, “We’re not better off than we were when Barack Obama came into office; we’re worse off.”

It’s clear, though, that Romney is not willing to be the president’s scapegoat — and he’s also not going to alienate those who like the president by stooping to the level of cheap attacks. It’s very early, but Romney’s already doing well — and the president appears more desperate by the day. It’s as though he knows that the American people care more about jobs than they care about whether Romney was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.


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Idiot. The KKK are Democrats.

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM

It still works.

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Oh this should be fun. What exactly would constitute verifiable evidence for you?

RINO in Name Only on April 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Tick, tock, tick, tock.

The question is, will you ignore the question, or will you ask for something so outlandish that no one could take you seriously? Do we need to have a videotape of him signing it? Fingerprints? Forensics of some other kind?

RINO in Name Only on April 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM

The problem the old, white GOP has is that the burden of proof is on you to prove Ron Paul and his younger, more ethnically diverse fan base are the real racists. From my perspective it is the other way around.

Nonsense. Everyone has the right to vote for who they want, no reason need be given. Nobody has any business asking someone to prove that the reasons they won’t vote for someone are grounded in… anything. I can decide to not vote for someone because I don’t like his eyebrows.

It is a candidate’s job to sell himself. ALL burdens of proof are on him and nobody else. Nobody is going be denied his freedom if he isn’t elected.

If your guy isn’t selling, what can I tell you — stuff it.

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Well thanks Mitt Romney for figuring out he is in a fight. He lambasted the Media and has a clue they are not his friends, John Juan McCain had no clue. Eat him like a dog, I mean beat him like a dog Mitt!

Africanus on April 19, 2012 at 6:26 PM


The former Massachusetts governor, added: “The president likes to attack fellow Americans.

Does anyone else think that this part of Romney’s statement was a subtle stab at Obama’s supposed likeability?

susietwo on April 19, 2012 at 6:40 PM

If your guy isn’t selling, what can I tell you — stuff it.

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If he’s not selling then why is he filling up auditoriums and stadiums full of thousands of enthusiastic supporters? If he’s not selling then why does Mitt Romney and/or the GOP still have to cheat?

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Does anyone else think that this part of Romney’s statement was a subtle stab at Obama’s supposed likeability?

Nothing subtle about it. And may I add, truer words were never spoken.

Go get ‘em, Mitt — Strip the bark off that malignant chimp.

CC

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

If he’s not selling then why is he filling up auditoriums and stadiums full of thousands of enthusiastic supporters?

Yeah? So’s 50 cent. Heck – Even Kanye freaking West can do that. There’s NO accounting for taste.

What on earth is your point, anyway?

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Okay, FloatingRockBrain wins the thread-hijack-of-the-day award.

Next thread for me…but Good on Mitt so far!

Who is John Galt on April 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM

What on earth is your point, anyway?

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

The point is your crappy candidate is so bad he can’t win unless he cheats.

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM

The point is your crappy candidate is so bad he can’t win unless he cheats.

You sound bitter. It is sure fun to watch.

I often wondered what someone would be like who thought Ron Paul would make a fine president. Now I know.

Suffer.

Dirty Creature on April 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

If he’s not selling then why is he filling up auditoriums and stadiums full of thousands of enthusiastic supporters? If he’s not selling then why does Mitt Romney and/or the GOP still have to cheat?

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Then why haven’t those thousands of enthusiastic supporters carried him to victory in one state, any state or territory, so far?

Take this one story for example, from somewhere near your neck of the woods.

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/03/06/2400-idahoans-pack-u-of-idaho-kibbie-dome-for-ron-paul-event/

Ron Paul’s town hall in Sandpoint, Idaho draws 1,300 voters and on Election Day he got 555 votes for the entire county. 2,400 people turned out at a rally in Moscow and in the final tally he got 509 votes in all of Latah County. Paul has a small core of highly committed people who believe so deeply that they are willing to go to normally sparsely attended events like party county conventions to try to win delegates but when it comes to what really matters in elections, i.e.: getting the most voters to the polls, Paul comes up short again and again.

alchemist19 on April 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The point is your crappy candidate is so bad he can’t win unless he cheats.

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM

You’re conveniently ignoring the fact Mitt has done very well in primary elections and will most likely continue to do so now that we’re moving to more winner-take-all contests.

alchemist19 on April 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM

The point is your crappy candidate is so bad he can’t win unless he cheats.

FloatingRock on April 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Oh, and I fully appreciated the level of irony involved in that statement being made by a supporter of a candidate who’s won nothing to a supporter of the candidate who’s won the popular vote in New Hampshire, Florida, Nevada, Maine, Michigan, Arizona, Wyoming, Washington, Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, Idaho, Alaska, Vermont, Hawaii, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and every US territory (plus New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Connecticut after Tuesday but who’s counting anymore?).

Did that occur to you when you wrote it or did it not happen until I pointed it out just now?

alchemist19 on April 19, 2012 at 9:03 PM

The former Massachusetts governor, added: “The president likes to attack fellow Americans.

Mutt Romney continues to show nothing but comtempt to the birther movement by acknowledging Obummer the economy destroyer as an American.

Sorry, but I am going to vote for Obummer over an idiot like Mutt who doesn’t understand that Obummer is not qualified to be President and is destroying this country!

bileduct on April 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

bileduct on April 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

yeah

S. D. on April 20, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Link doesn’t seem to work. Let’s just say that unless you left out a sarc tag, I question your sanity.

S. D. on April 20, 2012 at 2:36 AM

So now speaking the truth is an attack ? We aint seen nothing yet.

democratsarefools on April 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I am going to vote for Obummer over an idiot like Mutt who doesn’t understand that Obummer is not qualified to be President and is destroying this country!

bileduct on April 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Duuuude. What? You are saying 1)Obama was not born in this country, 2) Mitt Romney accepts that Obama was born in the country, so as a result 3) you are going to vote for Obama ?!?! That makes NO SENSE.

kmalkows on April 21, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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