Video: Romney tells CBS that Obama’s running to “hang onto power”

posted at 8:41 am on August 15, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Mitt Romney continued to hammer Barack Obama for the tone of his campaign, calling it based on “jealousy and anger” in an interview today with CBS News. “I think he’ll do anything in his power,” Romney said, “to get re-elected. … He’s running to hang onto power.”

National Journal reported on the interview:

After lashing out on Tuesday at President Obama’s as “angry and desperate,” Mitt Romney again used tough language to describe his opponent in a television interview on Wednesday.

“If you look at the ads that have been described and the divisiveness based upon income, age, ethnicity and so forth, it’s designed to bring a sense of enmity and jealous and anger,” Romney said on CBS’s This Morning on Wednesday. “The president seems to be running to hang on to power. I think he’ll do anything in his power to try and get re-elected.”

Romney accused Obama of waging a campaign of anger and hate on Tuesday in a speech in Ohio, citing an incident in which Vice President Joe Biden told an audience, which included African-Americans, that Romney’s policies would “unchain” Wall Street and put citizens “back in chains.”

CBS tried a couple of times to get Romney to accuse Biden of dog-whistling on racism, but Romney cagily wouldn’t bite.  Instead, he just noted that Americans were disgusted by Biden’s comments, and that the Obama-Biden campaign is “not uplifting, not uniting,” but attempting to win through division and anger.

On budgets and Medicare, Romney emphasized that he’s running on his own budget, and that he would restore the $716 billion in cuts to Medicare imposed by Obama.  Romney talked a little bit about the differences between his and Ryan’s plans, emphasizing that his own plan accomplishes budget balance earlier than Ryan’s.

Overall, a very good performance by Romney, who by the end of the interview had CBS’ anchors laughing and asking soft questions.  Put in Olympic terms, Romney stuck the landing.


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The GOP needs to run ads in Iowa showing Choom lying about Ryan and the farm bill and calling our Harry Reid….

Choom is voluntarily giving the GOP down ticket power he is so addled.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Romney tells CBS that Obama’s running to “hang onto power”

B O O M !!!!!!!!

ToddPA on August 15, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Call him Idi Amin. Win or lose in November, this isn’t going to end pretty.

abobo on August 15, 2012 at 8:47 AM

bitterly clinging?

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Overall, a very good performance by Romney, who by the end of the interview had CBS’ anchors laughing and asking soft questions. Put in Olympic terms, Romney stuck the landing.

Ha! Much hand wringing in the White House these days, and an angry phone call to CBS reminding them just exactly whose bit*hes they are!

Rational Thought on August 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM

By employing the sort of scorched earth tactics the Obama team shows:

1) its utter desperation to hold on to power and

2) its complete disrespect for at least 30% of the American population, millions of people who pay for most of the programs that fund Barry’s dreams of his father.

NoDonkey on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

While the media and the Regime think they are “defining” Ryan, Romney is calling attention to the fact that Obama has redefined himself drastically over the last 4 years. Good move.

forest on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

0bama can fool the ignorant leftys. The ABR nutballs know this and still want him to win.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

On budgets and Medicare, Romney emphasized that he’s running on his own budget, and that he would restore the $716 billion in cuts to Medicare imposed by Obama. Romney talked a little bit about the differences between his and Ryan’s plans, emphasizing that his own plan accomplishes budget balance earlier than Ryan’s.

I’m willing to hear the guy out, but how exactly can he balance the budget sooner than Ryan(whose plan itself takes quite a while to do so) AND restore $716 billion in Medicare spending? Since tax hikes aren’t part of his proposals, we’d have to be looking at massive spending cuts in other areas. Which I’m fine with, but the GOP better be united behind that and be willing to sell it to the American public.

Doughboy on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Who is this man and what did he do with Mitt Romney :)..

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

heh! that cagey Romney…./

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

“I think he’ll do anything in his power,” Romney said, “to get re-elected.”

Anything. Everything.

petefrt on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Go mitt…. keep hammering

cmsinaz on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Who is this man and what did he do with Mitt Romney :)..

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Romney has been completely assimilated now and those who have been assimilated before him are now being channeled to him.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Ha! Much hand wringing in the White House these days, and an angry phone call to CBS reminding them just exactly whose bit*hes they are!

Rational Thought on August 15, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Mitt is a businessman who can slit your throat and have you thanking him for it….

watch:

“Mr. President now that the Olympics are over I know you’ll join me in welcoming back these wonderful athletes. I’d also like to extend a comforting hand to you on not getting the flag sent to Chicago it is a real hassle dealing with a group of disparate interests and getting your way. When I helped turn around the mess in Salt Lake City with OUR nation having to play host I had a lot of great competent help.”

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

JJ Jackson Jr and Oblamer will be sharing the same therapist by Nov. 6th.

Well played Mitt and Paul!

hillsoftx on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

That’s gold Jerry!! Seriously, Romney should use that in an ad sometime.

Obama’s bitterly clinging to power, but calls you a bitter clinger for having a Bible and a gun.

abobo on August 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Mitt came across as quite likable. He needs to do more of these to diffuse the Romney-evil-dog-abuser-business-killer view some folks have acquired from the Dem attacks.

itsnotaboutme on August 15, 2012 at 8:56 AM

“Specifically what did you find wrong with the Vice President saying that you wanted to chain up Black folks and sell them into a life of slavery.”

Spider79 on August 15, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I’m willing to hear the guy out, but how exactly can he balance the budget sooner than Ryan(whose plan itself takes quite a while to do so) AND restore $716 billion in Medicare spending? Since tax hikes aren’t part of his proposals, we’d have to be looking at massive spending cuts in other areas. Which I’m fine with, but the GOP better be united behind that and be willing to sell it to the American public.

Doughboy on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

There has seldom been a REVENUE problem in this nation. He can restore the 716 billion in large part by simply removing the drain on the Medicare fund embodied in Ocare. End Venture Socialism, and crank down the war machine in a sensible way.

Mitt Romney is going to have senior citizens thanking him for ending Ocare even if we “replace” it…..

His current task is getting elected. Mitt will probably even drive a harder bargain WRT taxes down the road or even ask for a corporate tax cut….

See the beauty his current line of attack is one tool, and he has ALL THAT room for turn and burn jinking because the M$M Media collusion boxed Barack in….

Mitt can run to the left or right of Barry on taxes like Barry did McCain….

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Hard to argue with him there. The president hasn’t had any clear agenda since the healthcare bill passed. If he isn’t running just to stay in the Whitehouse another term, why is he running?

Mahna Mahna on August 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Not wild about the use of the word “jealousy” (“envy” is probably a better word and one of the 7 deadly sins) but he’s doing a great job of playing offense.

And to that end, I urge all of you to read the full transcript of Romney’s Chillicothe speech, not just the hard-hitting excerpts which have gotten so much attention. It is tough but also uplifting and compassionate. It’s a fantastic speech which I hope will be repeated many times on the trail.

As for Obama’s divisiveness and quest to hang on to power, this analysis by Daniel Greenberg is the most brutal look at O and his followers I’ve read to date. It’s hard to argue with his findings, except that there are a few people who will vote for O who are just dumbed-down dupes who think he’s cool, not people with malice in their hearts.

Buy Danish on August 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

While the media and the Regime think they are “defining” Ryan, Romney is calling attention to the fact that Obama has redefined himself drastically over the last 4 years. Good move.

Yes, but it’s bigger than that. By mid-October roles will be completely reversed: Romney will be seen as “presidential,” with Obama becoming a pitiful, scheming and petulant challenger.

This is what happens when you are an incumbent with nothing to run on.

matthew8787 on August 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

that’s funny he mentioned P90X. I might start that workout soon.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Wondering how they can incorporate THIS into this message.
Perhaps with some clip of Holder taking about them being ‘his people’. ???
Argggh.

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Instead, he just noted that Americans were disgusted by Biden’s comments, and that the Obama-Biden campaign is “not uplifting, not uniting,” but attempting to win through division and anger.

“Name one — name one prominent Republican who even comes close to what like the Alan Graysons, the Harry Reids, the Joe Bidens come up with and spew to the American public. I can’t think of one prominent Republican who talks the way that they talk and certainly wouldn’t get away with the way that they talk.” ~ Sarah Palin

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Obama and his handlers know they have to hang onto power four more years in order to complete the destruction of America as we have known it. One could see it coming early on in his administration. He had to be more cautious the first four years but it’s katy-bar-the-door in the second term. There will be nothing holding him back.

The founders of this nation made a presumption that men of honor and integrity would lead this nation. They didn’t plan for a lying, evil individual becoming President. That’s why this election is so important.

And lest one forget how the left works, when all of their failed policies actually fail, they’ll be the first in line to begin a media barrage blaming conservatives.

iamsaved on August 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Who is this man and what did he do with Mitt Romney :)..

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Romney has been completely assimilated now and those who have been assimilated before him are now being channeled to him.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Bit complex but I like it :)…the complete metamorphosis of Mitt Romney…as long as he doesn’t turn into a butterfly or somethin’ ghey like that…melikey badazz Mitt :)

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:02 AM

I’m willing to hear the guy out, but how exactly can he balance the budget sooner than Ryan(whose plan itself takes quite a while to do so) AND restore $716 billion in Medicare spending? Since tax hikes aren’t part of his proposals, we’d have to be looking at massive spending cuts in other areas. Which I’m fine with, but the GOP better be united behind that and be willing to sell it to the American public.

Doughboy on August 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Easy. Transform Medicare into a premium-support plan in 10 years for all new enrollees, and then you cap the growth in federal costs of health care and make the curve much more predictable. That’s most of the problem anyway.

Ed Morrissey on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

People ask me why I think the President’s policies have been such a disappointment. I just don’t think President Obama understands what it is that drives our economy.

America runs on freedom. Free men and women, pursuing their dreams, working hard to build a better future for their families. This is what propels our economy. When an American succeeds, when she wins a promotion, when he creates a business, it is that individual, that American that has earned it, that has built it. Government does not build our businesses, the American people do.

The American people also build the government. We pay for it with our taxes. We choose who will lead us with our votes.

Yeah barack rebut that with the lie, “erm uh ah ah Paul Ryan held up drought relief”

Really Choom I thought your mere nomination altered the rise and fall of the oceans and healed the Earth….?

Let America Work

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Cynthia Mckinney, don’t leave her out. Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel too

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Boy howdy, this won’t sit well with the Dog Eating Narcissist. Who does CBS think they are by getting along with Rombo, an independent news organization?

Bishop on August 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

there’s something different about Mitt these days

oh yeah…Paul Ryan

Slade73 on August 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Easy. Transform Medicare into a premium-support plan in 10 years for all new enrollees, and then you cap the growth in federal costs of health care and make the curve much more predictable. That’s most of the problem anyway.

Ed Morrissey on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Exactly right Ed.

This is brilliant on Romney’s part and we’d be fools to demand perfection if we can stabilize this entrenched system and use Obama’s overreach to do it.

We are using Democrat mythology about the nature of the program and Obama’s misuse of the funding mechanism for the myth to make the case for actually modifying the system closer to the myth and altering the system to use true market forces to trim costs.

The media noise of the last 12 years is the only thing that made this moderate bargain possible by enabling Barack Obama to make a mistake he would have NEVER tried if he had been actually groomed by the more moderate democrat wing at all.

Instead the emperor was told how beautiful his every idea was and Pelosi led him over a cliff to game CBO.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:08 AM

The Dems are the party of government. Government is their constituency, not people. They appeal to non-thinking people who believe their lies and can’t figure out what the agenda really is.

“They gwan put y’all back in chines.” -Delaware’s Own (Embarrassment), Joe Biden.

And the crowd cheered because it was full of idiots, a thoughtless mob not aware of the level of condescension being exercised.

The kind of people who think extreme pandering is respect.

The kind of people who think Republicans really do want to bring back slavery, ignorant of the fact that the antebellum South was completely Democrat, that Jim Crow was completely Democrat.

After the war there were slaves who followed their masters west or north because they couldn’t bear the thought of independence. Their philosophical progeny were in that crowd, cheering a man who’s career has been a long sorry record of forcing people into government dependence while convincing them it’s their birthright.

Akzed on August 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Not wild about the use of the word “jealousy” (“envy” is probably a better word and one of the 7 deadly sins) but he’s doing a great job of playing offense.

And to that end, I urge all of you to read the full transcript of Romney’s Chillicothe speech, not just the hard-hitting excerpts which have gotten so much attention. It is tough but also uplifting and compassionate. It’s a fantastic speech which I hope will be repeated many times on the trail.

As for Obama’s divisiveness and quest to hang on to power, this analysis by Daniel Greenberg is the most brutal look at O and his followers I’ve read to date. It’s hard to argue with his findings, except that there are a few people who will vote for O who are just dumbed-down dupes who think he’s cool, not people with malice in their hearts.

Buy Danish on August 15, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I agree with you on the envy thing, but it’s going to be a matter of semantics to most of those listening.

And his speech in Ohio last night was fantastic. People should not only read it but listen to it…he raked Obama over the coals and did a very nice job of contrasting their message with his own. He stressed how we deserve better than this, and I think that sort of thing resonates with people.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM

I’m willing to hear the guy out, but how exactly can he balance the budget sooner than Ryan(whose plan itself takes quite a while to do so) AND restore $716 billion in Medicare spending?

Getting people back to work would be a good start.

xblade on August 15, 2012 at 9:09 AM

PALIN: …Romney’s coming out swinging. This is what we need. I think that Paul Ryan has helped energize Governor Romney. And this is all good for America because we will hear more accurately the state of the union and the state of this campaign.

VAN SUSTEREN: You know, it’s — both sides think the other side is dirtier than himself or herself and this campaign. But it’s interesting that no sooner did the — Governor Romney give that speech than Ben LaBolt, who is the press secretary for the President Obama campaign — he came out and said, Governor Romney’s comments tonight seem unhinged and particularly strange coming at a time when he’s pouring tens of millions of dollars into negative ads that are demonstrably false.

It’s sort of the “unhinged” and the “particularly strange.” I mean, the insults are flying back and forth.

PALIN: Yes, and Joe Biden isn’t unhinged today in the words that the said? No, again, Governor Romney is on the right track there and kind of taking some gloves off and saying, Enough is enough of the failed policies of Obama as reflected even by the failed messaging through their campaign. It is a negative, dirty campaign coming from the Obama administration.

There are only two people in this country who have ever had to run against Barack Obama and his machine, and that’s John McCain and myself when we ran in ’08. I know what this is about. I know how dirty they can get. They continue to be dirty.

And Governor Romney has every right in the world — in fact, he has a responsibility to take those gloves off, let Americans know what this campaign is all about, his side and Obama’s side, and let the voters decide if we want to empower individuals and allow America to grow and into a more prosperous and secure and voluntarily generous nation, or if we want to grow government under Obama — such a clear, clear choice that we have.

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Overall, a very good performance by Romney, who by the end of the interview had CBS’ anchors laughing and asking soft questions. Put in Olympic terms, Romney stuck the landing.

It’s an interesting tactic. One that was unavailable to Hillary Clinton four years ago when she was out there saying “Shame on you Barak Obama!” Romeny/Ryan are clearly going out after the slime campaign early and calling the Dems on it. The more the left sticks to the character assassination (and throws liars like Stephanie Cutter out there to defend it), the more petty and smaller they appear.

Shame on you Barak Obama.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM

See-bs tried to trip up Mitt and make him look like the angry white guy.
But he was cool calm and collected and very adult and presidential.

TSK9 on August 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM

that’s funny he mentioned P90X. I might start that workout soon.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM

It’s a pretty good workout, you can see here how your finger muscle is exercised doing the P90:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn-avyWm4B4

Bishop on August 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Bit complex but I like it :)…the complete metamorphosis of Mitt Romney…as long as he doesn’t turn into a butterfly or somethin’ ghey like that…melikey badazz Mitt :)

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:02 AM

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I had a flashback watching this interview …

The SCOMAF thought this election was going to be nice and easy.

Instead this election is going to be ROUGH

Back in the day, this video was as shocking for its “tempo” transition as the change from Romney 2012 to Romney/Ryan 2012 has been for the SCOAMF and his ilk. Plus it is still a smoking hot video :)

PolAgnostic on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Who does CBS think they are by getting along with Rombo, an independent news organization?

Bishop on August 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Don’t worry the usual concern trolls will slither in soon enough to make claims that we didn’t hear what we thought we heard, see what we thought we saw, or otherwise refute the idea that this is going to be anything but an Obama landslide because he’s done such a damned good job or Romney worships Satan or something.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Cynthia Mckinney, don’t leave her out. Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel too

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Darling sheila jackass lee too…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM

p90X does work

I got in on the ground floor in college and I’m still diesel

Slade73 on August 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Someone tell Obama that when he leaves office he will make millions doing speeches and books while playing golf hundreds of times per year.

I get the impression that Obama doesn’t even like being President. He just wants the perks.

visions on August 15, 2012 at 9:17 AM

“..He’s running to hang onto power.”

And?

“I think what’s clear here is Obama is running because he wants to be the president – and he doesn’t want me to be the president.”

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Easy. Transform Medicare into a premium-support plan in 10 years for all new enrollees, and then you cap the growth in federal costs of health care and make the curve much more predictable. That’s most of the problem anyway.

Ed Morrissey on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Grandma off a cliff!

forest on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

CBS tried a couple of times to get Romney to accuse Biden of dog-whistling on racism, but Romney cagily wouldn’t bite.

Anyone who hasn’t watched the entire interview has GOT to watch it just for Romney’s finesse with this part. The male anchor (have no idea what his name is) was scowling, his body language was very hostile, and he wanted to trap Romney is a race discussion. He was disappointed that the female anchor hadn’t achieved that, though she had tried. He went in for what he thought was a kill shot, and Romney just swatted it down, as Ed said, with a fantastic response, saying that he doesn’t have to “explain” why Biden’s remark was so repugnant because the American people KNOW why it was repugnant, and then he adds that the remark wasn’t “uplifting” or “uniting.” After that, the body language of both interviewers changed. They had tried. They had failed. So it was time to move on and talk about Ryan’s workout routine. The female talking head ends with telling Romney he “looks great.”

Home run!!!!!

Rational Thought on August 15, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I’m in Wisconsin, and we lived through 16 months of temper tantrums and ridiculous behavior when the left lost power in this state. It’s not pretty and for some reason, they think their childish and divisive actions appeal to most people. I think last June proved that it’s not the case. I say bring it on. Let the Obama campaign continue to act like this. Romney/Ryan should stick to the issues and make their case to the public and ignore the idiocy that comes from the other side. Walker did and won handily.

ineedahobby on August 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM

As much as I would like to include her, she comes off as more of a dim bulb than a hate monger. I am only aware of her hatred for the moon.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago,” Romney said while campaigning in Ohio.

Looks like somebody got the keys and codes to launch Husseins nuclear meltdown.

antipc on August 15, 2012 at 9:21 AM

CBS tried a couple of times to get Romney to accuse Biden of dog-whistling on racism, but Romney cagily wouldn’t bite.

…oh!…like I’m surprised!

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(cozmo…I’m too lazy to cut and paste your quotes this morning…but you’re on fire!)zzzzzzzzzt!

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

http://washingtonexaminer.com/a-romney-first-over-40-of-youth-vote-back-him/article/2504893#.UCuig6C8gUO

That ensures a student loan forgiving pander soon.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Easy. Transform Medicare into a premium-support plan in 10 years for all new enrollees, and then you cap the growth in federal costs of health care and make the curve much more predictable. That’s most of the problem anyway.

Ed Morrissey on August 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM

It’s a simple solution. It’s the passage and implementation of the plan that’s difficult in the cesspool of DC. Here’s hoping Romney and Co. are up to the challenge.

BTW, I love how obtuse the CBS anchors are in that interview regarding Bite Me’s remarks yesterday. What exactly offended Romney about what Joe said? Are they serious?

Doughboy on August 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 8:54 AM

(bangs head on desk) NOW I get it. Thank you. All this time, I did not make the connection. Heh. Pretty snazzy, too. Romney + Ryan = MELTDOWN!
Why, yeeees….

sandollar_sa on August 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Grandma off a cliff!

forest on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

No sir Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan save grandma and introduce true market pressure into a system that is the cornerstone of the whole “govt as retirement planner as basis for Marx” mythology.

I’ll take that bargain.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Bo isn’t going easy.They have the New Panthers stirred up with threats during the convention.I see some deaths coming.

docflash on August 15, 2012 at 9:25 AM

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:23 AM

My way of mourning. My step-mother-in-law died last night.

..and low life scumbags cheer in their schadenfreude.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

A nice performance by Romney.

But I don’t think those CBS hacks are big fans of him.

CorporatePiggy on August 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM

verb – he wants to be president to do what? Neither he or his party seem to have any real interest in governing. If they did we would at least have some realistic debates on a budget and entitlements. Seems all they want is the chance to skim some money off the top of the govt goodies they send to their financial backers.

Zomcon JEM on August 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM

(bangs head on desk) NOW I get it. Thank you. All this time, I did not make the connection. Heh. Pretty snazzy, too. Romney + Ryan = MELTDOWN!
Why, yeeees….

sandollar_sa on August 15, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Mitt is landing blow after blow and using the MSM to do it.

The guy is a genius, soccer mom is gonna have Mitt the CEO versus Captain Choom.

Every lie is gonna be exposed and every exposure opens a gentle, polite, and devestating attack on Reid and Choom since Reid has been so over the top in trying to jam the House.

Mitt is a genius.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Who does CBS think they are by getting along with Rombo, an independent news organization?

Bishop on August 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Really! Did you hear Gail King tell him that he’s “looking pretty good?”

What will the Big O think about that?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

I almost wish we could put sound clips in our posts because all I have been doing watching Romney and Ryan over the past two days has been laughing, just evil cartoon villain cackling. Not three days ago Romney was promising the world this campaign would be about big ideas. Since then he’s run from the Ryan budget, refused to release any tax plan and just decided he’s going to go for attacking Obama campaign tactics. This is the *exact* campaign that John Kerry ran in 2004. It didn’t work then and its not going to work now. I can not tell you the sighs of relief that are going off in the liberal blogosphere and facebook feeds this morning. What. a. joke.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

“I think what’s clear here is Obama is running because he wants to be the president – and he doesn’t want me to be the president.”

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Obama and his worthless wife like the perqs of being President. He likes the fawning. He likes going on ESPN and picking the brackets for NCAA Basketball. He likes the private planes, the ceremonies, the staff, etc. What he doesn’t like is governing.

His filthy wife is even worse as she’s appeared on every television show imaginable to screech about nutrition and the mythological food deserts only to be caught hours later chowing down on high-calorie meals. She’s addicted to vacations even thought it costs the taxpayers millions. For the first time in her valueless existence this vile angry black woman has a platform and she will not give that up easily.

I look forward to being rid of both of them and all the America-hating commies that currently run the Executive Branch.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

My way of mourning. My step-mother-in-law died last night.

..and low life scumbags cheer in their schadenfreude.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

…sorry to hear that coz…strength to you and your family…as O C says….prayers ascending!

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Did anyone else notice how Gail King changed what Biden said, to make it sound better? She claimed he said that those chains would go around the middle class, when he said no such thing. She also didn’t note the audience he was speaking to (though I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how other media outlets have pointed that out).

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 9:32 AM

And?

“I think what’s clear here is Obama is running because he wants to be the president – and he doesn’t want me to be the president.”

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

There’s a difference between doing and saying anything to hold onto power, and simply wanting to be President.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Don’t worry the usual concern trolls will slither in soon enough to make claims that we didn’t hear what we thought we heard, see what we thought we saw, or otherwise refute the idea that this is going to be anything but an Obama landslide because he’s done such a damned good job or Romney worships Satan or something.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I almost wish we could put sound clips in our posts because all I have been doing watching Romney and Ryan over the past two days has been laughing, just evil cartoon villain cackling. Not three days ago Romney was promising the world this campaign would be about big ideas. Since then he’s run from the Ryan budget, refused to release any tax plan and just decided he’s going to go for attacking Obama campaign tactics. This is the *exact* campaign that John Kerry ran in 2004. It didn’t work then and its not going to work now. I can not tell you the sighs of relief that are going off in the liberal blogosphere and facebook feeds this morning. What. a. joke.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

So it took so it took 16 minutes. I just didn’t imagine the initial response from the concern troll would be so lame, delusional, and intellectually deficient.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

bitterly clinging?

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

To the drapes & door jambs on the way out.

roy_batty on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

It never has been about anything BUT power for Obama or the national socialist democrat party.

They want power. And they can never have ENOUGH power. They want to control everything in your life. Where you live. What you eat. What kind of car (or if you can even have a car) you can drive.

Socialists believe that only THEY are wise enough to have “freedom”, the masses if given it, will use it irresponsibly.

Which is why all socialist states are essentially slave states, the only difference being that the government is the owner.

Barry Hussein Soetoro is no messiah. More accurately he’s America’s “massah”.

wildcat72 on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I can not tell you the sighs of relief that are going off in the liberal blogosphere and facebook feeds this morning. What. a. joke.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

never seen you so scared!

Slade73 on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I have been doing watching Romney and Ryan over the past two days has been laughing, just evil cartoon villain cackling.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

And we would like you to share a video of that.

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Thanks, its not like it was sudden. The VA docs put her in a medically induced coma last week.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Oh, boy will Axelrod and the thugocracy be ticked off over this interview. Gee whiz. When Oprah’s girlfriend and (well, whomever that pasty white guy is) can’t rattle Romney… what are they gonna do?

Sugar Land on August 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

So sorry for your family’s loss cozmo.

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I just didn’t imagine the initial response from the concern troll would be so lame, delusional, and intellectually deficient.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

But funny. You left out funny.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%. A plus 4

Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent(7%) are undecided. Romney’s lead is a bit larger when leaners are included.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Excellent resposes by Romney. He and Ryan have said that they will restore the 716 billion to Medicare by ending Obamacare.

Vince on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

bitterly clinging?

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 8:48 AM

…it’s almost embarrassing to watch how President Present and his crew are acting isn’t it?…when will the polls reflect that?

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Mitt Romney continued to hammer Barack Obama for the tone of his campaign, calling it based on “jealousy and anger”

Ooh, meow!

(I saw what you did there Mitt!)

roy_batty on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I almost wish we could put sound clips in our posts because all I have been doing watching Romney and Ryan over the past two days has been laughing, just evil cartoon villain cackling. Not three days ago Romney was promising the world this campaign would be about big ideas. Since then he’s run from the Ryan budget, refused to release any tax plan and just decided he’s going to go for attacking Obama campaign tactics. This is the *exact* campaign that John Kerry ran in 2004. It didn’t work then and its not going to work now. I can not tell you the sighs of relief that are going off in the liberal blogosphere and facebook feeds this morning. What. a. joke.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Libfree no one cares about your psychotic hatred of the GOP not even most of your caucus.

You win the laugh line, we’ll save the Republic.

See you in November.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:38 AM

She claimed he said that those chains would go around the middle class, when he said no such thing. She also didn’t note the audience he was speaking to (though I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how other media outlets have pointed that out).

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 9:32 AM

When a white guy from Delaware goes to an audience made up largely of blacks and says THEY want to put Y’ ALL in CHAINS it is unambiguous what he is really saying. It had nothing to do with the middle class or unshackling Wall Street.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Excellent resposes by Romney. He and Ryan have said that they will restore the 716 billion to Medicare by ending Obamacare.

Vince on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Exactly that is the elegance of Mitt’s attack line.

Mitt will have the Obama coalition split and BEGGING him to “fix Obamacare or end it”….

Mitt offers a market based solution and secures the GOP the rep as “sensible fiscal guardian” if we pull it off.

See that Libfree….your time is up!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Like all Libs, Obama thinks he knows what is better for all of us than we do. This includes his “leadership”, which he thinks American cannot do without. Therefore, his shameless stooping to new lows to hold onto power are, in his mind, completely justified.

NCPatriot75 on August 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Ain’t nothing Happy about Happy Nomad.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 43%. A plus 4

Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent(7%) are undecided. Romney’s lead is a bit larger when leaners are included.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

and what is Bark selling the undecideds?

ARGH HE WANTS TO EAT GRANDMA AND STEELWORKERS!

DON’T LOOK AT THAT 716 BILLION ELEVENTY!

Libfree YOUR TIME IS UP!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:41 AM

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

…1200 days without a budget azzhole…shuttheFU and talk to your mortician and the 2 gaffee goons leading your pitiful party! Ditz!!!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:41 AM

But funny. You left out funny.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

True enough. My mistake!

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Obama is running to stay in power?

PLEASE MITTENS TELL US ANOTHER AMAZING NEW FACT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT

Dave Rywall on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

There’s a difference between doing and saying anything to hold onto power, and simply wanting to be President.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Awww…is that all Mitt wants…to simply ‘be
President’.
How sweet.
Maybe just a ‘Morning, Mr. President’ every now and then, a podium with a cool seal on the front, having them play that song…it’s the little things.
And Obama…want to make something of it…use the ‘power’ of the office…the nerve!

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

My way of mourning. My step-mother-in-law died last night.

..and low life scumbags cheer in their schadenfreude.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Cozmo you have my sincere sympathy. My mother in law just accepted the fact that she is no longer capable of single living after being widowed in 2009. Try to take solace in your family member casting off this burdensome toil and shedding the veil of tears and basking in glory.

regards,
Harlekwin

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM

And Obama…want to make something of it…use the ‘power’ of the office…the nerve!

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

every “use of powr” limits freedom….

can we simply let Bark use his “office of the President elect” and his magic EO pen to pretend he is mangling the nation a while?

I notice he did not “get the people who put us in this mess” with regards to Wall Street but Mitt says we need “new regulations that work”….

YOUR TIME IS UP

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Didn’t see the CBS show.

Reince Priebus was awful on the Today show this morning. Did not lie like DWS does, but just as evasive while not needing to be evasive. I like what Reince has done for the RNC with respect to organization, but he isn’t as prepared as he needs to be on the talk show circuit.

Carnac on August 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

A key objective of the scorched earth politics being deployed by Obama and Axelrod is to get independents so disgusted that they won’t vote, thereby converting this into a “base” election.

matthew8787 on August 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM

So it took so it took 16 minutes. I just didn’t imagine the initial response from the concern troll would be so lame, delusional, and intellectually deficient.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:34 AM

.
They are here to distract and deflect from moments which inspire and energize.

My mother would not be proud of me for getting down in the mud to wrassle a pig. All I would be doing is validating the pig’s misplaced sense of self worth.

Yet another reason why I never directly interact with the trolls, mobys or tantrum voters.

PolAgnostic on August 15, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Ain’t nothing Happy about Happy Nomad.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

…he’s Happy he’s not a stupid sh!t like the venereal verbacious verbaluce!

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

1200 days without a budget azzhole…shuttheFU and talk to your mortician and the 2 gaffee goons leading your pitiful party! Ditz!!!!!

KOOLAID2 on August 15, 2012 at 9:41 AM

well let’s be fair…he did submit a budget to Congress and it was voted on… ehem.

equanimous on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

As much as I would like to include her, she comes off as more of a dim bulb than a hate monger. I am only aware of her hatred for the moon.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

whaaa?? her love for the lunar/mars rover aside :-), isn’t she the one who declared racist any mention (by a white candidate, that is) of blue-collar work or, for that matter, any-color food stamps :-). According to her, Newt daring to mention the words ‘food stamps’ was inappropriate code whose intent was to…ha, I found the quote ‘generate and signify race’:-), whatever that might mean…And isn’t she the one who accused Pepsi of some sort of subliminal racism in their super bowl ad or somethin’…she also said that the Holder contempt charges are racist…so, yeah, dim bulb indeed she is, but she’s no stranger to the hatred of da white man (or woman) :-)…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Thanks, tell me about it. Mom-in-law is in hospice. Secondary mom-in-law died a few years ago. Birth-mother-in-law is still doing great.

My wife was adopted, twice. I had four mothers-in-law to keep impressed.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

And Obama…want to make something of it…

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Yes, Barry did make a mess of it.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

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