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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Ain’t nothing Happy about Happy Nomad.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Not true. I am very happy this morning. All the filth and slime the Obama campaign has thrown up isn’t sticking to anything. Romney finally called the jug-eared Kenyan on his hate in a way that made the filthy traitor Obama look like the very small petty man he is and provided a stark contrast.

Romney has visited Ohio to talk about energy policy. Obama went to Iowa and made dog jokes and took credit for wind farms that were already in the planning stages when he took office (something else he inherited from GWB). Ryan was in Colorado talking about Obama’s plan to loot $761B in Medicare funds from current recipients to pay for Obamacare. Biden declared the GOP wanted to enslave blacks.

All in all your candidates look foolish and unserious. I hope they keep up the good work because it makes me very happy.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

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

I think he did just fine….

his and Mitt’s refusal to play “gotcha” racial framing will force Bark to ramp up the noise…

Mitt and the GOP are going to make the case repeatedly that ALL AMERICANS are hurting under this adminsitration’s economic policy, and he will speak to Barack’s base and ask them to join us in creating more growth for everyone.

I’ll crawl through hell in a gasoline suit to beat Bark, Mitt needs to sell the undecideds and not be so over the top hostile to the Democrats he can’t nibble some away.

Let Ogabe explain why Biden pandering is wrong, decent people know why.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Okay, ya’ got me.

When it comes to her I can’t get past the Mars rover flub without breaking up in laughter.

Maybe it was intentional on her part. Most people would not realize what a racist she is after hearing about the Mars/moon goofiness.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

All in all your candidates look foolish and unserious. I hope they keep up the good work because it makes me very happy.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM

You forgot the nice unforced error Choom made when he LIED about disaster relief….

Choom just showed that like Katrina Donks think they can politicize natural disasters….

the punchline is Bark forgot…”hey that is MY FEMA now!”

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:52 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

I’m sorry for your loss and the loss of your family. Prayers and good wishes to all of you.

totherightofthem on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Lets make the NEW REPUBLICAN Party a TEA PARTY.

Have a nice long swig of this TEA republicans.

It will help make you proudly Uppercase again.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Ain’t nothing Happy about Happy Nomad.

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:40 AM

whoa, look at ya unhinged, it took you a while but look what a pun you egged there :-)…bravo, now off you go and prepare more/longer for the next pearl/’pun’…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 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

and that is why it is VITAL that rather than justifiably fight fire with fire no matter how satisfying that we keep pointing out Obama and Reid’s negligence on governing these last two years.

Barack Obama and Harry Reid ARE Mitt Romney’s attack ad…..

you get it now?

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:54 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.”

verbaloon on August 15, 2012 at 9:18 AM

O’bama thanks you for your vote.

You’re Boring.

NOT WORTH A GRADE -

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 9:55 AM

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

u mad?

22044 on August 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM

all 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

Try becoming addicted to a channel other than MSNBC or CNN.

F-

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Lets make the NEW REPUBLICAN Party a TEA PARTY.

Have a nice long swig of this TEA republicans.

It will help make you proudly Uppercase again.

PappyD61 on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The media and Obama has it partly right.

The Republican ticket IS the tea party ticket in the sense they want to slow down the Thelma and Louise Choom Show and turn the car around.

I was at the DC rallies, they were not calling for the NUKING of entitlements they were calling for the government not to expand its power, and PLENTY of tea partiers were enraged at the “Great Choom Raid!” on medicare.

When the dust settles and the smoke clears and we make our case I am willing to bet not a few Obama 2008 voters are too.

BOOM!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

this analysis by Daniel Greenberg is the most brutal look at O and his followers I’ve read to date.

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

Nice catch. I like how observation and a cool conservative analysis are coming together to show Obama for exactly who he is. And that Romney is right there with us. From the link:

From Occupy Wall Street to Wisconsin, from Trayvon Martin to Chick-fil-A, the goal of these manufactured conflicts has been to divide and conquer the electorate by emphasizing group rights over individual economic welfare.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I’m so in the bag for Paul Ryan

Slade73 on August 15, 2012 at 9:58 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 about your loss. only now I had a chance to read that far back into the thread.

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Well maybe that’s your kind of happy too…so happy you could bust a blood vessel thinking about the ‘valueless existence’ of ‘this vile angry black woman’ Michelle Obama…and how ‘filthy’ and ‘worthless’ she is.
Soooooo happy!

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

It is not my fault you vested your hopes for power in a couple SO BRILLIANT AND OPEN!

I cannot see their grades or read their Masters’ thesis or examine their curricula vitae.

I get you are angry we nominated a man who was restrained enough not to blast you for your idiocy with fury as a lot of good Americans have….

You sad bro?

Man up there’s always the next commie prince and queen…

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

I keep watching the polls and watching the swing states. I keep waiting for that one glimmer of change that pushes us in the right direction. Places like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa keep wavering in the Obama column.

Just once I want to wake up and see a major Swing State flop over to our side. Just once I’d like to see three consecutive polls that show Romney in the lead.

If Florida flips or three pools show Romeny ahaed by 5+ points, the media HAS to take notice.

I keep waiting though, and the days are getting shorter.

GadsdenRattlers on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Obama is running to stay in power?

PLEASE MITTENS TELL US ANOTHER AMAZING NEW FACT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT

Old Man Sedgewick on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

“This is NOT Chicken!”

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM

the nerve!

verbaloon on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The Boredom!

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Romney has really hit his stride. Now expect the more he paints O as angry and divisive, the more angry and divisive he becomes…

Pest on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I keep waiting though, and the days are getting shorter.

GadsdenRattlers on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

don’t give up, it’s just getting good

also, I don’t have to tell you the media has a vested interest in making this race appear close when it’s anything but

Slade73 on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

mittens milquetoast sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

all 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

Hanna Barbera Productions hasn’t been in operation
for some time now….oh well, all is not lost.
You can still perform as a Clown at Birthday Parties
for kids….

ToddPA on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

C-BS Radio “News” in full spin mode panic at 10 AM over Mitt’s appearance.

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Nice catch. I like how observation and a cool conservative analysis are coming together to show Obama for exactly who he is. And that Romney is right there with us. From the link:

From Occupy Wall Street to Wisconsin, from Trayvon Martin to Chick-fil-A, the goal of these manufactured conflicts has been to divide and conquer the electorate by emphasizing group rights over individual economic welfare.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

yes sir, the modern Democrat coalition is offering you wanted posters, fascist subversion of business’ freedom to let their CEOs speak at all against the “workers’ party line”, etc etc

All Mitt Romney is offering is to undo Barack Obama’s damage to Medicare try to work to come up with a better solution and OH do everything in his proven power to get you a job….

like I said….

the undecideds?

Yeah Libfree moonbats….I’ll take that offer versus your “agree or else eleventy!!!”

You don’t get it your antics ignore the coalition you have…African Americans, Soccer moms, and Mormons defeated Gay marriage by vote over and over….

I don’t have to harp on it and I do not have to alienate the Black Pastors to get donations from Hollywood…..

you get it now?

Your screwed up you forgot to LOOK AT YOUR backers before you started the rage machine…..

BOOM!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

mittens milquetoast sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

the nerve!

verbaloon on August 15, 2012 at 9:43 AM

The Boredom!

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM

C-BS Radio “News” in full spin mode panic at 10 AM over Mitt’s appearance.

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Thereby undermining their credibility with anyone intersted enough to watch….

Mitt is using Judo to punish the MSM for their Ogabe love.

The man is a genius the media is eliminating itself as impartial arbiter of the news.

All he has to say on the campaign trail is “look it is the information age, go to the media’s websites and look.

Get it now mitt is using judo…?

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:05 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

Indeed. But apparently Gail King was feeling charitable this morning and decided to run interference for Biden.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Terrified much?

Trafalgar on August 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

mittens milquetoast sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You desperately need a hobby.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Quotes fail…sorry!

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Terrified much?

Trafalgar on August 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

mittens milquetoast sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I work my butt off and saved money to get me through the campaign season this year….12 car payments ahead. My son just started school again….

time to go get back in the GOP volunteer tent and start reminding people door to door and by phone about the roadblocks between them and prosperity by the EPA and Sierra Club.

Get it now….your guy has been flailing wildly, we have not even started.

Obama YOUR TIME IS UP you golfed and smoked too much

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:08 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

loooool :-), oh, boy, you have a serious talent there, where do you come up with this brilliant stuff, you should start writing comedy, seriously, for your own stand up and/or others’ if you are stage shy…or whatever they call that…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:08 AM

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative
and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could
and should do for themselves.”

William Boetcker

Speakup on August 15, 2012 at 10:09 AM

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.

At “President Obama’s” what? Apparently they didn’t want Obama’s what in the same sentence as Romney’s accusation it was angry and desperate. To much of a side by side comparison.

Romney on Wednesday avoided addressing any racial overtones, calling Biden’s comments “divisive.”

This is kind of funny. NJ wants to avoid saying CBS was trying to bait Romney, only to wind up implying in a factual manner that Biden’s charges were racial in intent.

This is really sloppy. Deadline woes? Editor overworked or on break? I don’t see bias but I can’t rule out that they were working on it but couldn’t finish it. It is disappointing they still can’t breach the journalistic collegiality thing and include the interviewer part of the equation.

Dusty on August 15, 2012 at 10:10 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

Obama is not done yet in re-dividing the pie: ie., “spreading the wealth” via his version of “shared prosperity.”

onlineanalyst on August 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Really?

That’s the best you can come up with?

You are startin’ to make libfree look smart, by comparison that is.

You are an embarrassment to ABR nutballs everywhere. And that is sayin’ something.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM

mittens milquetoast sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You desperately need a hobby.

changer1701 on August 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I shall quote Shade on this one: ‘somewhere a meds cabinet is missing its key’….so, nope, it’s not a hobby that he needs…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Romney has really hit his stride. Now expect the more he paints O as angry and divisive, the more angry and divisive he becomes…

Pest on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Barack has nothing else, he can run as cool and I am one of you….but that sale is poisoned by the fact he already had full donk control for 2 years of his 4….

he doesn’t know a lot about our history but by God he does know his alinsky….

so he will apply Alinsky thinking he is “helping the downtrodden” all the while running against the Man wearing the trappings of the man because he IS the man….

his narrative has so much subtle noise.

Axelturfer his “genius” combines the worst of Clinton and Saul….

He is sending minions to websites like this with talking points and his rabid moron followers are showing who Axelrod and Choom’s backers are “trying to help”….

just wait until after the dust has settled a bit more and Romney says in an offhanded way about “campaigning with anger”…..

“look my political allies including my former chief of staff did not try to use the mechanism of government which is there to serve us all to punish a political opponent.”

SoCon will hear “I am with you!”

The non rabid of your fart in church coalition who did not show up for your kiss off are going to hear, “hey you know that sounds like a guy bothered by the poison in politics”

and we lose a lot of the 2% already voting for your guy….

yeah WE do not understand the math of optics fellas….

Mitt is a genius he does not have to add poison to the well by volunteering his moral backing to the CFA backers because the media BY INSTINCT will try to use it to hurt him and he can smile and be reasonable and make the case for free speech politely FOR BOTH SIDES!

Mitt is a genius and the first grown up in Reagan style campaigning I have seen forever….

Screw you Rove!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

C-BS Radio “News” in full spin mode panic at 10 AM over Mitt’s appearance.

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

what’s their problem now?

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Obama is not done yet in re-dividing the pie: ie., “spreading the wealth” via his version of “shared prosperity.”

onlineanalyst on August 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

His ONLY sales point is “look someone better off than you let’s take his pie and split it BUT I ALWAYS HOLD THE KNIFE!”

Mitt is gonna sell….

“make more pie”

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Well maybe that’s your kind of happy too…so happy you could bust a blood vessel thinking about the ‘valueless existence’ of ‘this vile angry black woman’ Michelle Obama…and how ‘filthy’ and ‘worthless’ she is.
Soooooo happy!

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

BINGO!

This is going via Tips email as a racist statement on your part.

PolAgnostic on August 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

“Mittens Milquetoasty”???

He hasn’t be around for a while, for which I am eternally grateful.

It like that man was replaced by the finance version of Captain America.

Love it, love it, love, it. Keep it coming.

Mutnodjmet on August 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM

O my Lord. Do you understand what is happening? Romney is on fire. Listen to his speeches yesterday. And this was one of the most skillful interviews I can recall. He is highly disciplined, on target, and he is standing up to obama on both failed ideology and reprehensible rhetoric. I think Team Obama did not expect this, and are soiling their collective pants. Romney is no McCain, and this is not 2008.

paul1149 on August 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

mittens Valeries milquetoast muppet sux and needs to step down before he has a breakdown! h must not be used to work! he’ll surely melt down in the debates…what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Much more likely.

antipc on August 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

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.

He needs to keep this up.

GarandFan on August 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I think we need to send a link to the Daniel Greenfield post to everyone

Here is the link one more time.

esr1951 on August 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

That picture Mitt looks like hes got some new internals.
It looks like he’s trying to hold back a giant smile and stopping himself from laughing.

Meanwhile, on the other side…

B Man on August 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Buy Danish: That Daniel Greenberg piece is excellent. It’s worth reading and bookmarking, folks.

onlineanalyst on August 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

This is going via Tips email as a racist statement on your part.

PolAgnostic on August 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Oh they must just love you over there…

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

He needs to keep this up.

GarandFan on August 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Exactly, every over the top attack and demcorat racial dogwhistle gives the idealists who wanted to “Make History!” to remember Barack sold racial healing and unity in a renewed America in ’08.

So I have to sacrifice retribution for their racial attacks, for a chance to peel off some idealists who were spurned like the kids who made that “Obama that I used to know” clip…..?

Yeah I will give up my pound of flesh for even 2 more votes against the Keynesian Kommando

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

That picture Mitt looks like hes got some new internals.
It looks like he’s trying to hold back a giant smile and stopping himself from laughing.

Meanwhile, on the other side…

B Man on August 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Mitt knows it….soccer mom is breaking right again……

Barack raiding social security hurt their mother and grandmothers’ benefits….

so “social Justice Mom” is putting on her “security mom” blouse….

see you donks….

YOUR TIME IS UP

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:27 AM

fart in church coalition

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

heh…

equanimous on August 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

what a disaster!

Pragmatic on August 15, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You’re such a boring loser. Do you have life ? Any other interests?

-

CW on August 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Oh they must just love you over there…

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

And you’re a racist.

CW on August 15, 2012 at 10:29 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

You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking. – Biden

Honestly, I don’t think being a bigot is the worst thing. Seriously. I’m more concerned about making an effort to treat people equally. And I understand as one gets older, more stuff can slip.

But, come on. This is the Vice President of the United States, giving a speech to a large group. Is it so much to ask him to look past the skin color of the audience, to see the people behind the skin color? And to see their skin color in such a clumsy, gross way! He might as well come out and say, “Look at all the black people. Most likely your relatives came to America on slave ships, in chains. Y’all”.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

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.

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

thanks, both his speech and Greenberg’s article are excellent and exceptionally accurate in describing the divisiveness, atomization and balkanization of this country since Baraka took over…got my fair share of ‘tingle’ for today…maybe we were all too harsh on Chrissy after all…the infamous source of tingle notwithstanding, he gave us a new concept that we can relate to :-)…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 8:52 AM

I’m assuming that Mitt has taken the “Obama’s a nice guy, he’s just in over his head” selection out of his setlist for the rest of the campaign.
Clearly, reading between the lines of his civilized deconstruction of Obama here, it seems Mitt is conceding that, no, Obama is not a nice guy after all.

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Buy Danish: That Daniel Greenberg piece is excellent. It’s worth reading and bookmarking, folks.

onlineanalyst on August 15, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Wow, you’re right !
Saved.

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I can’t believe the black anchor babe trying to make excuses for Joe Bite-Me “didn’t Ryan talk about unshackling those chains” too.

WTF? Seriously? This will make one dumbfounded but then again so will the fact that the black community has repeatedly voted Democrats even though is the liberal policies that have help keep many in the black community in a vicious cycle of poverty.

LevinFan on August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

by the way Libfree and friends….

Mitt aain’t just pounding the Great Choom raid….

Guess what?

Your bill for Dodd-Frank is coming…

Your boyfriend just letting Goldman-Sachs off the hook?

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/the_rumble/2012/08/yes-romney-ryan-would-help-wall-street-%E2%80%94-and-main-street-too

BOOM!

Mitt has an app for that….

Dodd-Frank was supposed to clean up Wall Street and prevent a recurrence of the Great Recession, in part by curtailing the “too big to fail” phenomena and completely overhauling the federal regulations that govern financial institutions. It was billed by the President as enacting “the strongest consumer financial protections in history.”

How’d that work out? Not that well, actually. It turns out, predictably, that the big banks are most capable of adapting to the new regulatory burdens of Dodd-Frank, while the smaller banks are getting squashed by compliance costs. The result is that the existing “too big to fail” banks are getting a lot bigger, and the smaller banks are struggling to survive.

For Middle America, this is a disaster. Smaller banks, the community banks, were the backbone of American prosperity for decades. They were where you went for mortgages, loans and basic checking. But not for long. In no small part because of Dodd-Frank, the days of free checking and no-fee debit cards are drawing to a close. Incoming Dodd-Frank lending rules are about to make mortgages and home loans more difficult to get from community banks, putting Main Street at the mercy of the big banks that got us into this mess.

So Obama’s banking bill, for all its good intentions, has made things worse. That’s one of the reasons why Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan are proposing to repeal Dodd-Frank and replace it. By reducing the cost of regulation to banks (while, of course, keeping necessary protections in place), we can reduce the costs to Main Street for the things they need to get the economy back on track. That’s the true purpose of government — not to punish banks, but to get out of the way of the American consumer.

You helped the BIG BANKS hurt the small ones.

You know the banks your lunatic fringe has been accusing of “sitting on all that money!”

You know that status quo after the recession you did nothing about?

So now the President has to defend his record on not nuking and punishing the Villains on Wall Street when YOU GUYS spent the last 4 years villifying bankers and greed”?

Cognitive dissonance much?

See you after the convention on AD BOMBING

BOOM!

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM

That picture Mitt looks like hes got some new internals.
It looks like he’s trying to hold back a giant smile and stopping himself from laughing.

Meanwhile, on the other side…

B Man on August 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

mais bien sur, he knows by now that he is/lives in their heads (or better, their collective hydra head :)…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Mitt is conceding that, no, Obama is not a nice guy after all.

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

yeah, basically he’s conceding that 0 is a humongous azz…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I’m assuming that Mitt has taken the “Obama’s a nice guy, he’s just in over his head” selection out of his setlist for the rest of the campaign.
Clearly, reading between the lines of his civilized deconstruction of Obama here, it seems Mitt is conceding that, no, Obama is not a nice guy after all.

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Mitt was telling the President he can go nicely, or he can go hard but the choice of how he goes is his.

Mitt is not doing anything but watching the naked emperor run around proudly.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM

heh…

equanimous on August 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

It is who they are….

they forgot that the key to keeping the power to stamp your boot on a man’s face over and over again is to make the sale you are NEEDED to be the guy stamping….

you can’t tell the truth in 1984 until you have so much power you can be honest.

The Chick Fil A rage is actions out of order….

I think Obama’s lunatic fringe cost Obama the chance to wreck this nation for 20 years or more and I am loving it.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent…. I’m not joking. – Biden

Honestly, I don’t think being a bigot is the worst thing. Seriously. I’m more concerned about making an effort to treat people equally. And I understand as one gets older, more stuff can slip.

But, come on. This is the Vice President of the United States, giving a speech to a large group. Is it so much to ask him to look past the skin color of the audience, to see the people behind the skin color? And to see their skin color in such a clumsy, gross way! He might as well come out and say, “Look at all the black people. Most likely your relatives came to America on slave ships, in chains. Y’all”.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Just imagine if Romney or Ryan even said y’all to a mostly black audience let alone half the garbage Biden has said. The media would be all over Team R & R for at least a week!

And we see the pathetic contrast with the black anchorbabe actually making excuses for Biden!!

LevinFan on August 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I keep waiting though, and the days are getting shorter.

GadsdenRattlers on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

You need to chill. It is mid August. The GOP convention is not even here yet and Romney has not started using his war chest. And there is no point to peak too soon.

That’s said, Romney is up 4 today in Rasmussen, and supposedly the lead is larger if you included leaners. And there is 7% undecided.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM

But, come on. This is the Vice President of the United States, giving a speech to a large group. Is it so much to ask him to look past the skin color of the audience, to see the people behind the skin color?

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Seriously, does any Democrat look beyond skin color or otherwise ways to divide groups into identity politics. Biden or Obama will go in front of a group of women and all they see is an opening to push universal free contraception. They go in front of Hispanics and they start talking about Lat-TIN-o issues as if they speak Spanish. Biden goes in front of a largely black group in the North Carolina part of Virginia and they see an opportunity to suggest their opponents are racist to the point that they are running on the first pro-slavery platform since the 1850s.

It disgusts me and Mitt Romney is right about the hate coming from the Obama camp.

Happy Nomad on August 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Buy Danish is right, this is a must read. Best speech I’ve seen in many,many years.

http://theothermccain.com/2012/08/14/the-chillicothe-address-romneys-best-speech-of-the-campaign/

wolly4321 on August 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

What. a. joke.

Exactly what I think to myself every time I read a post from libfree.

Tell me again, what is it you cherish so much about this spiteful, sociopathic President to crave four more years of his rule?

Go ahead, please tell us!

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 10:42 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

..Coz, sincerely sorry to hear of your loss. Heartfelt condolences. As KOOL said though, your grief has fired your commentary.

On the matter of your lost stepmother, while you may grieve, I would have gladly offered up my stepmother to take her place. You see, mine occupies a level of affection in my life somewhere between my regard for an infestation of voracious cockroaches and the lint under my refrigerator.

The War Planner on August 15, 2012 at 10:45 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

Yes, a great line that I hope he uses again, and delivered in just the right way, expressing more disgust than anger.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

You can’t help but end up liking Romney.He just weathers the storm, wears you down and unless you depart from the partisan path, you look foolish and partial.

Add to that the affability of Ryan and it’s a win from two very capable people that can get this country back on the right path.

Marcus Traianus on August 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Buy Danish is right, this is a must read. Best speech I’ve seen in many,many years.

http://theothermccain.com/2012/08/14/the-chillicothe-address-romneys-best-speech-of-the-campaign/

wolly4321 on August 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM

From the speech, with that “take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago” quote in context:

Over the last four years, this President has pushed Republicans and Democrats as far apart as they can go. And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces.
If an American president wins that way, we all lose.
But he won’t win that way. America is one Nation under God. American history has been a story of the many becoming one – uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness. Everywhere I go in America there are monuments that list those who have given their lives. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the United States of America. So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

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

If you and your coven of leftward lunatics are so relieved, then why exactly are you spending so much time posting this on a conservative blog?
Is it because your instructions from Organizing for America are to disspirit Romney voters so we won’t bother going to the polls in November?
I’ve got news for you, we’re going. We’ll put on our suits of armor, brace ourselves from bruises from the club-wielding NBPs and vote your sociopathic punk of a dictator the hell out of office, and your pathetic attempts to dispirit will only have the opposite effect of what you intend.

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

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

That is a good read. TFP.

slickwillie2001 on August 15, 2012 at 10:50 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

Sure, what ever make you happy in your Delusional World… You liberal scums live in an delusional universe where you always see yourself always victorious and powerful…but the reality and facts is that we are going to crush you this November 6th…

mnjg on August 15, 2012 at 10:55 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

I don’t dismiss your assertion, but I believe it would backfire like nothing else.

The desire of majority to implement order in society is precisely what propelled Nixon into office.

The unrest resulting from grievance groups and the media fanning the flames of Occupy, NBP, Trayvon/Zimmerman, etc. will produce a similar shift of the electorate toward order.

More likely, such rampant unrest will follow Election Day.
(q.v. Dec. 21, 2012)

Droopy on August 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

WOW! A MSM interview that I could actually stomach. Mr. Romney looked great and stayed on message and the anchors actually seemed respectful instead of hostile. Romney/Ryan 2012!

obsessedinga on August 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I keep watching the polls and watching the swing states. I keep waiting for that one glimmer of change that pushes us in the right direction. Places like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa keep wavering in the Obama column.

Just once I want to wake up and see a major Swing State flop over to our side. Just once I’d like to see three consecutive polls that show Romney in the lead.

If Florida flips or three pools show Romeny ahaed by 5+ points, the media HAS to take notice.

I keep waiting though, and the days are getting shorter.

GadsdenRattlers on August 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

..I also counsel for a tall, cool adult drink when the mast sinks below the yardarm. I sense a note of apprehension and call to your attention the unspent pile o’ cash that Romney has — by federal election law — been forced to horde.

Still in all, he is fighting the opposition and their slimy slurs to a standstill.

I heard that he has been outspent $22 million to $6 million in Ohio and remains in the MOE, for example. Also, you appear to be new here. I recommend you go back and read some of the past posts by Ed Morrissey AS WELL AS THE COMMENTS. Not in the least Hot Gassers whistling past the graveyard, but rather these are very good deconstructions of the MSM polling artifice that has transpired in a desperate, white-knuckled attempt to levitate this bony-assed metrosexual commie POTUS in the eyes of the public.

..and they still cannot get his pimple-covered butt anywhere close to 50 percent.

As for the three consecutive polls for Romney you crave, check out the Daily Raz tracking. While it swings back and forth, there have been days — weeks — where Romney has beaten Obama like a rented mule — even outside the MOE.

Final comment: You want a shocker? Go back up thread and pick up the link to the poll that says Romney (and Ryan) are now above 40% favorability with da yutes.

Feel better?

..I thought not.

The War Planner on August 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Is anyone going to call out the anchor-babe’s misquote of Biden? She posed the question to Romney quoting Biden as saying “unshackle”.. BS.. he said with great emphasis “UNCHAIN!!!”

gatorboy on August 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM

“But what is an attack” ? when it comes to spiting on you, Master Romney; you dog” The question what specifically don’t you like [so Obama can do it again. Infobabes; the

democratsarefools on August 15, 2012 at 11:02 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

..then don’t, schmuck-face.

The War Planner on August 15, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Maybe it was intentional on her part. Most people would not realize what a racist she is after hearing about the Mars/moon goofiness.

cozmo on August 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

oh, no, she ain’t getting a pass from me, dumb as she may be…she’s a nasty piece of work actually…here’s some stupendous stuff about her (very instructive reading :-), from wiki:

‘Jackson Lee has gained a reputation for being one of the most difficult Representatives to work for. Over a 10 year span of her time in office, at least 39 staffers left after serving less than a year. She has had at least nine chiefs of staff, eight legislative directors, and 18 schedulers or executive assistants. Nine staffers left within two months, 25 within 6 months. She has handed out nicknames to staffers, including “you stupid motherf…er,” and ex-staffers allege that she is hardest on African American staffers. Ex-staffers also reported that Lee often told staffers, “What am I a prostitute? Am I your prostitute? You can’t prostitute me,” and would demand that they run redlights. At least one ex-staffer’s received medical advice to quit due to the health toll that working for Jackson Lee was taking’.

All the above were taken from Wiki so take them for what they’re worth.

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 11:04 AM

That’s said, Romney is up 4 today in Rasmussen, and supposedly the lead is larger if you included leaners. And there is 7% undecided.

bayview on August 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Romney was up 4 in Rasmussen last week before Paul Ryan. In other words, the polls haven’t really moved. Here’s the deal, we now know what the Romney strategy is. They pulled a deft pump fake by putting Ryan on the ticket, I genuinely thought it was going to be progressivism vs. conservatism. But nope. Instead the election is going to be Romney conceding the individual mandate, mediscaring and welfare-mongering. That’s it. Any hope conservatives have of reducing the size of government as a result of this election is being flushed directly down the toilet. Can Romney and Ryan win running on a retrofited version of the Reagan campaign? I don’t know. Lots of Reagan voters are still around and many will respond to mediscaring, but I don’t think it will be as easy to get 30-50 year olds as riled up about welfare anymore.

And worse, is that this week Ryan and Romney are lying about their own records so completely that the Ryan v. Ryan, Romney v. Romney montages are going to be devastating during the DNC. It will be an uglier campaign, to be sure, but I trust the Chicago guy in an ugly campaign.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:07 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

yep, you’re winning :-)…tiger DNA and all :-)…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I trust the Chicago guy in an ugly campaign.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM

That’s the only thing the “Chicago guy” can be trusted on, is to run a lying campaign like the ugly thug he is.
But, please, please, impart your wisdom to us: What is it that makes you burn to re-elect the “Chicago guy” anyway??

Right Mover on August 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Any hope conservatives have of reducing the size of government as a result of this election is being flushed directly down the toilet.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM

aww, concern troll is concerned….and explain to us again, what the f…ck do you care about what conservatives hope for, you’re a disgusting liberal, with your own agenda..take your pretense and faux concern and stuff it…somewhere, an axelturd is missing its dumbest astroturf/troll…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM

another arrow in the quiver…

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/15/exclusive-state-department-oversight-climate-change-spending-abroad-is-mess/

Choom Gang spending on Greenie causes overseas is out of control….

Get ready for us to tie the radical anti-job part of your agenda durectly to your boss and HILLARY! donks…..

so yeah make me scared….

the best you guys will have is BUSH ELEVENTY SPEnDING ON WARZ!!!!!

which Barack also has engaged in….

BOOM

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

And worse, is that this week Ryan and Romney are lying about their own records so completely that the Ryan v. Ryan, Romney v. Romney montages are going to be devastating during the DNC. It will be an uglier campaign, to be sure, but I trust the Chicago guy in an ugly campaign.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Keep living in delusions liberal scum… The elections is about Obama utterly failed record… On elections day the majority of voters are going to ask the most simple question “Do we want four more years of this CRAP?”… their answer would be “No, Hell No”…

mnjg on August 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Romney v. Romney montages are going to be devastating during the DNC.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM

As if anyone will be watching. The Congressional candidates aren’t attending (got your Nancy Pass?), they’re worried about filling Bank of American stadium for Obama’s Second Coming, and the whole dreary affair already feels all ways tie-aaaarrrrdddd, as Hillary! would say.

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Here’s the Clillicothe speech in audio. Can’t find video yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3flxHbUXto4&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

It deserves it’s own thread. I hope Ed posts it. It really is that good.

wolly4321 on August 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

And you’re a racist.

CW on August 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

You didn’t say why.
Are we at the point where this throw out line for some here can just skip the boilerplate rant?
Come on…haven’t you learned anything from Malkin?

verbaluce on August 15, 2012 at 11:18 AM

aww, concern troll is concerned….and explain to us again, what the f…ck do you care about what conservatives hope for, you’re a disgusting liberal, with your own agenda..take your pretense and faux concern and stuff it…somewhere, an axelturd is missing its dumbest astroturf/troll…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Concern troll really wants us to “change the way entitlements are handled”….

no guys he is yelping because Barack Obama’s entire narrative is based on being “Santa Claus for the nots” and HE BROKE FAITH and stole from the “Nots”…..

don’t ever fall for the noise gang….

Choom king has cost them the perception of “shield of the working class” if we push this, and he also has undermined trust in DC politicians not misusuing the big two as cookie jar….

add in 1.7 million illegals including 6th grade dropouts Choom is signing in for “legal status” today on the rolls and we have a WINNER without even having to get heated….

Bark used 716 billion in taxpayer money to try to cover 30 million illegal immigrants……

we don’t need to rage on the illegals to point that fact out.

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Clillicothe=Chillicothe.

wolly4321 on August 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM

it’s designed to bring a sense of enmity and jealous and anger,” Romney said on CBS’s This Morning on Wednesday.

He’s stumbled on a universal truth: It’s the Left. THEY. CAN’T. DO. ANYTHING. ELSE.

rrpjr on August 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/15/how-obama-missed-his-moment-on-entitlements/

Yeah BatFree let’s see what the President’s own “plan man” had to say about Paul Ryan….

“…the budget that [Rep. Paul Ryan] came forward with is just like Paul Ryan. It is a sensible, straightforward, honest, serious budget and it cut the budget deficit just like we did, by $4 trillion. … The president came out with his own plan and the president, as you remember, came out with a budget, and I don’t think anybody took that budget very seriously.”

– Erskine Bowles, Democratic co-chairman of President Obama’s debt and deficit commission, in a Sept. 8, 2011 speech at the University of North Carolina.

Dance troll dance because you can say Mitt Romney may have changed his mind on a few things you can run Mitt v Mitt…..

heh

Choom King GOVERNED as Barack versus choom

advantage us

harlekwin15 on August 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM

What America needs:

1. Some Common sense solutions.

2. Decisions based on facts.

What America does not need:

1. This commie/wildeyed liberal Democrat Party and its bull shitting commie leaders.

Vote all of them out.

We can do better without them. Do it now!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM

America is one Nation under God. American history has been a story of the many becoming one – uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness. Everywhere I go in America there are monuments that list those who have given their lives. There is no mention of their race, their party affiliation or what they did for a living. They lived and died under a single flag fighting for a single purpose. They pledged allegiance to the United States of America. So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.

Yup, its official. Most racist campaign since Reagan 1980. The only question is has the country changed for the better since then. We’ll see.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 11:28 AM

hey’re worried about filling Bank of American stadium for Obama’s Second Coming, and the whole dreary affair already feels all ways tie-aaaarrrrdddd, as Hillary! would say.

de rigueur on August 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

and say, what’s in the background this year…the Keops Pyramid, or maybe they are recycling the NHS hideous giant babies props from the London Opening Ceremony :-)…just replace NHS with Obamacare and it should work smoothly :-)…wonder if Danny Boyle is available to do the stage production for Baraka’s prom queen event :-)…complete with Russel Brand-I am-the-Walrus moment, of course, as a tribute to the chooming years….

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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