Obama: Oh, by the way, I don’t blame Romney for the death of that steelworker’s wife

posted at 9:58 pm on August 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed, who reminds us that O’s attempt to disclaim responsibility for the ad under ye olde “I don’t control my Super PAC” dodge is perhaps undermined by the fact that his own campaign used the story of the steelworker’s wife too. Remember? Joe Soptic did a conference call with Stephanie Cutter and everything. The whole Hopenchange operation owns this smear, and regretlessly so. In fact, even Obama’s gesture towards civility here in exculpating Romney for Soptic’s wife’s death is a feint: Bill Burton, who runs the Super PAC, ludicrously said that he too doesn’t think Romney is to blame for what happened even though the whole point of the ad is to suggest that he is. It’s pure Orwellian “up = down” doublespeak, driven by their need to manage a key contradiction — that they’re fully prepared to slime Romney in the interests of winning but also desperate to hold on to the sunny Hopenchange brand that won them the election four years ago. The solution is to fight dirty while insisting to everyone who’ll listen that, no matter what your eyes and ears are telling you, they’re not fighting dirty. They wouldn’t do that; they’re nice guys. Unlike Mitt Romney, who enjoys giving cancer to blue-collar families.


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No one is listening to him anymore, that is a real advantage we have the next 2 months.

rob verdi on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

“…..but only because the current polling shows I’m being handed my ass over it. If it were more successful, I’d approve a whole bus-full of ads just like it.”

BobMbx on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

THEN CONDEMN THE AD !

listens2glenn on August 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Asshat.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

“Who are gonna believe? Me or your lyin’ eyes?”
/SCOAMF

Bitter Clinger on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

“I wouldn’t accuse Romney of not paying his taxes, but it’d be nice if he did.”

“I wouldn’t accuse Romney of killing little old ladies with cancer, but it’d be nice if he would stop giving elderly women cancer.”

Book on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Yeah champ yeah….I mean except for where the PAC allied with you did….

so there’s that and champ we’re not “saying” you took 716 billion from grandma…..

WE’RE SHOUTING IT!

harlekwin15 on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Oh, by the way, I don’t blame Romney for the death of that steelworker’s wife

Suuuuuure…and Bill Ayers is just a guy from your hood…and you don’t even know who Jeremiah Wright is …..and your uncle liberated the Jews from Auschwitz…… just STFU Hussein .
Enough is enough .

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Say hello to the new Prince of Lies.

CPT. Charles on August 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM

And the WH Press Corpse was all over this…

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 10:04 PM

What’s next?
“I don’t blame Paul Ryan for eating puppies.”
Oh wait a minute.

Rove needs a commercial with about seven dogs barking that they would rather be Seamus than be Tough.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

douche

wargamer6 on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Obama skipped as fast as he could to the press conference so he could kick Akin in the groin and promote his War On Women. It was the first question for pete’s sake. But then he stood there and lied and lied some more about the campaign, completely undermining the entire event.

John the Libertarian on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

No one is listening to him anymore, that is a real advantage we have the next 2 months.

rob verdi on August 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

So true. I just wrote about this on one of the Akin threads. Barack has a “surprise” presser today, after weeks of pressure to make himself available to the press, and all he accomplished was to give the Romney campaign at least 4 sound bites to use in future ads. He made no news. He made not even the slightest dent in the news cycle. And, astonishingly, no one cares what his “thoughts” are on the Akin controversy. You’re right. No one is listening to barack anymore, and given his performance at that presser today, I think he knows it.

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

No one is listening to him anymore, that is a real advantage we have the next 2 months.

Actually I think just the opposite, and part of his ‘stragegery’. Have you ever seen a sitting president running for reelection with a (mostly) fawning media try to stay out of the limelight before?

baldylox on August 20, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Sure…
Get the most mileage out of that BS claim…

Then backtrack afterward..

Presidential.

Electrongod on August 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Barky= I don’t blame Romney, I blame Capitalism.

Meanwhile surrugates define Romney as a Capitalist.

Same damned thing, huh?

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

My kids are more mature and responsible than this idiot. Smart Power!!!

TXMomof3 on August 20, 2012 at 10:08 PM

I blame this worthless pantload for not getting a raise in 4 years.

wildcat72 on August 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

He was trying to keep from smiling the whole time he was talking. If he really felt that way, he’d condemn the ad and make a public plea to toss it.

changer1701 on August 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

What a joke futz of a POTUS, a small man trying to fill a big suit.

The bigger question I have is: Why does Firefox spell check accept futz? That’s an actual word? Cool.

Bishop on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

One termer.

Kataklysmic on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Blaming the King of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their King.

FlatFoot on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Oh hey awful nice of President Present to wait almost 3 weeks after this smear began to kind of casually mention he repudiates the smear that was put out there to advance his political fortunes.

@drawandstrike

manofaiki on August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Gee that’s kind of him.

Oh, by the way I don’t blame Obama for the Katyn Massacre.

Gingotts on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Amateur.

CW on August 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

He’s like the guy in the office who talks out loud hoping someone will look his way.

SouthernGent on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Do you remember how bad it was when he did speech after speech after speech after speech after speech after speech after speech after speech for days on end? It was horrible. I’m glad we are not subject to that, at least. Stay out of the limelight as long as you like, Obama.

DrStock on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Pic of the Day: “Nobody”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-nobody.html

M2RB: Sylvia

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The whole Hopenchange operation owns this smear, and regretlessly so.

isn’t that the truth, baby.

ted c on August 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Wildcat32- same here. Every year under Bush, we grew and got raises. Not once under barky have I gotten one.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Pic of the Day: “Nobody”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-nobody.html

M2RB: Sylvia

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Great catch.

de rigueur on August 20, 2012 at 10:17 PM

How did Dear Leader know that the ad had hardly been run..?

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM

He did the “special guest star” stint because of the Politico e-book.

Dey gettin skeered

budfox on August 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM

He snuck it in because he knew the media would be preoccupied with Akin. Smart move I guess. Now he can say he did it.

tomas on August 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

He dares independents to believe that he’s a fuc&ing liar. I suspect that lots of independents are fully prepared to take that dare and shove it up his skinny ass.

Jaibones on August 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

It’s like listening to Charlie Brown’s teacher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2hULhXf04

Philly on August 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

And for your files, another great “Nobody” song. Something Obama’s likely to be singing before long.

de rigueur on August 20, 2012 at 10:24 PM

So, Dear Leader, who couldn’t be bothered to answer questions before this fiasco, now can’t wait to run out and take full advantage of this idiot’s remarks.

And, then just for good measure, throw in a backhanded BS statement about Romney.

Am I surprised?

Is this unexpected?

SOB from the biggest SOB’s.

Jvette on August 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Last two weeks of the campaign, how could you believe anything this man says after these:
I never called Romney a felon followed by Dear Liar calling Romney a felon,
or
We never said Romney Killed that woman followed by Dear Liars campaign spokestools saying Romney killed that woman,

show this clown to be a liar in his own words and play it daily, there is enough material right now!

How could you believe anything that comes from this guys mouth?
We can’t afford four more years of lies!

ConcealedKerry on August 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on August 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

It’s pure Orwellian “up = down” doublespeak,

And I’m soooo tired of it. This president is seriously messing with my serenity.

lynncgb on August 20, 2012 at 10:28 PM

He dares independents to believe that he’s a fuc&ing liar. I suspect that lots of independents are fully prepared to take that dare and shove it up his skinny ass.

Jaibones on August 20, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Present!

SomeCallMeJohn on August 20, 2012 at 10:30 PM

If Mary Jo had just had health insurance she would have been fine. She could have put ice on it.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Wow, that’s a forgotten classic.

22044 on August 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Pic of the Day: “Nobody”

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/08/pic-of-day-nobody.html

M2RB: Sylvia

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Heh. Yeah, from this day forward I’ll thInk of her as Stephie “Nobody”. It suits her.

Curtiss on August 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Philly on August 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Wow, I forgot about that. To perfect!

Barred on August 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM

manofaiki on August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

What repudiation?

wolfsDad on August 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

If you watch him closely in that vid, there’s a “tell”. He’s hiding a slight smile as he lies repeatedly. He’s pleased with his deft ability to lie so smoothly, blur the lines, and get away with covering both sides at the same time.

paul1149 on August 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Y’all lie!

(Again and again and again.)

profitsbeard on August 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Orwellian “up = down” doublespeak

The proper term is Newspeak, comrade.

Dark Star on August 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

An insufferable ass is an insufferable ass, of course, of course
And no one can talk sense to an insufferable ass, of course
And especially, of course, if the insufferable ass is the famous Barack Obama
Go right to the source and ask the insufferable ass
He’ll give you the answer that deceivers will endorse
He’s always on a dissemblers course
Talk to Barack Obama

Barack Obama just yakkity yaks a streak and wastes your time of day
Does any sane person even believe anymore a single thing he has to say?
An insufferable ass is an insufferable ass, of course, of course
And this one’ll talk in prevaricating circles til his voice is hoarse
You never heard of a talking insufferable ass?
Well, listen to this
He is Barack Obama!

Cheshire Cat on August 20, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Who does he blame for Brian Terry’s death?

Dark Star on August 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Coming Soon to a November Voting Booth near You…….

Operation Hopey/Changey *ssKicking!!
(sarc).

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Asshat.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Yeah. The sombrero of asshats.

RushBaby on August 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Newspeak,,, yea. I need to read that again. It’s been many years.

Or maybe I shouldn’t.

I’m conflicted. I’m living it. I can’t remember how it ends.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

M2RB: Sylvia

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Resist To Much:I’m gonna guess the rest of the line….

…..Sylvia.(s)…mother said??!!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

The solution is to fight dirty while insisting to everyone who’ll listen that, no matter what your eyes and ears are telling you, they’re not fighting dirty.

Lying comes easy to them. And the stupid lemmings lap it up.

GarandFan on August 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

He blames the 2nd amendment for Brian Terrys death.

wolly4321 on August 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Obama: Oh, by the way,

…I am here to help you divert the nation away from my record as Presidunce!

KOOLAID2 on August 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

How did Dear Leader know that the ad had hardly been run..?

d1carter on August 20, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I caught that, too. He even said it ran “just once…uhhhh…I believe.”

Rational Thought on August 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

blame-blame?

tom daschle concerned on August 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Who does he blame for Brian Terry’s death?

Dark Star on August 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Bush

burrata on August 20, 2012 at 10:51 PM

The other reason Obie did a surprise, unscheduled avail was he knew he’d catch the press corps flat-footed and pretty much unprepared.

They had to do a last minute mad scramble without honing their questions.

marybel on August 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Blaming the King of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their King.

FlatFoot on August 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Word.

Even if one eliminates all of the illegal votes, dead people, felons, et al., there were still a plurality of voters that voted for this Chicago goon.

THAT is the sad fact. God help our Republic.

Tenwheeler on August 20, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Resist To Much:I’m gonna guess the rest of the line….

…..Sylvia.(s)…mother said??!!

canopfor on August 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Syliva is the name of the singer. The song is “Your Nobody Called Today.”

Resist We Much on August 20, 2012 at 11:02 PM

But dear ocommie, I DO blame you for the near death of my country, the freedoms this country allows us to claim as birthright, and the opportunity for the personal responsibility that comes along with those freedoms because you have a racist, burning hatred of all that is America.

GTFO of my country, pig.

Wolfmoon on August 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM

This president is seriously messing with my serenity.

lynncgb on August 20, 2012 at 10:28 PM

The proper turn of phrase is that he is starting to damage your calm

The Schaef on August 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM

The proper turn of phrase is that he is starting to damage your calm

The Schaef on August 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Lol…okay…that works too.

lynncgb on August 20, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Asshat.

RovesChins on August 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Yes. Obama a classic case of the hit-and-run driver. And denies driving the vehicle when he’s held to task about that.

His miserable campaign and the DNC do the infectious sliming with Obama’s knowledge, consent and “help” and then he appears magically presuming to be unknowledgeable (first thing Obama tried), then, that didn’t work so then he’s knowledgeable but only “recently” and then that didn’t work so now he’s not setting an awareness-date but he’s claiming “it wasn’t me”.

Never has a more misery, awful person been in our WH as Barack Obama.

Lourdes on August 21, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Your headline:

Obama: Oh, by the way, I don’t blame Romney for the death of that steelworker’s wife

What he was really saying to his minions:

Obama: Oh, by the way, I don’t BLAME ROMNEY FOR THE DEATH OF THAT STEELWORKER’S WIFE

What? You don’t speak Democratic Dog Whistle?

VastRightWingConspirator on August 21, 2012 at 1:19 AM

That’s great. Now, he needs to say he doesn’t blame Ryan for murder, either.

/

Christien on August 21, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Amazing trick, Barry can lie out of both sides of his azz and blame it on Bush without taking a breath. The cheap magic show is getting old and tiring, time for Barry to go away.

stormridercx4 on August 21, 2012 at 3:34 AM

The sad reality is that far too many folks will still support whatever they do to reinforce their morally corrupt perssonal ideologies.

They represent far too much government candy and guilt free immorality via our Godless courts and lawmakers making wrong legal (which any well-formed conscience tells us, never excuses doing the wrong)

Why else would they be so eager to attack personal conscience but to replace God with the almighty state and a phony Chicago messiah?

Don L on August 21, 2012 at 4:55 AM

“I thought he [Obama] was a kind of a dick yesterday.” – Mark Halperin and countless others who think El Presidente Downgrade is a dick every day.

H.E. Pennypacker on August 21, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Notice that he did not condemn the add or say that it was not true but simply said that he did not believe that Romney was responsible.

Nomas on August 21, 2012 at 6:57 AM

What? You don’t speak Democratic Dog Whistle?

VastRightWingConspirator on August 21, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Mark Levin pointed this out yesterday. That “surprise” press conference started with an AP stenographer asking the filthy jug-eared Kenyan if he (the filthy jug-eared Kenyan) thought Republicans hated women in the wake of the Akin remarks. Months without taking questions and this is the first thing the WH Press Corpse ask about? No wonder the bastard is forum shopping ET and People Magazine.

Happy Nomad on August 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Yeah sure you don’t, Bull$hitticus Maximus. We’re not fooled.

MelonCollie on August 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Obama skipped as fast as he could to the press conference so he could kick Akin in the groin and promote his War On Women. It was the first question for pete’s sake. But then he stood there and lied and lied some more about the campaign, completely undermining the entire event.

John the Libertarian on August 20, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Of course he stood there and lied. It would have been weird for him to hold a press conference and not have said anything.

Parabellum on August 21, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Liar!

sherrimae on August 21, 2012 at 2:23 PM

You know, I’d love to see which of the media talking heads are swallowing the Obama Kool-Aid, and compare that to the relentless condemnation of George H. W. Bush for the Willie Horton “Weekend Passes” ad in 1988, the one which was produced by an independent group under circumstances strikingly similar to this ad. Of course, the Bush campaign didn’t introduce Horton via a conference call, and the ad didn’t blame Dukakis for the death of a family member of one of the victims, but I remember the outraged howling from the left over that ad, including many of the columnists from the major (liberal) papers like The New York Times and The Washington Post. Some of those people are still around, and I’d be really interested to see if their perception of the Bush ad is as negative now as it was in 1988.

Horologium on August 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM