Audio: Press caught on open mic coordinating Egypt/Libya questions for Romney?

posted at 3:21 pm on September 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

I don’t think it’s the collusion that’s troubling so much as their priorities in what they were colluding on. Hard to make firm judgments on a 100-second piece of audio that cuts in and out and is sporadically unintelligible, but part of it is clear enough. From the Right Scoop’s transcript:

CBS REPORTER: Yeah that’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

CBS REPORTER: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say ‘but this morning your answer is continuing to sound…’ – *becomes unintelligble*

CBS REPORTER: You can’t say that..

**Later**

CBS REPORTER: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

Someone sent Jake Tapper the link to the audio and asked him if this is business as usual. His reply:

But then he added:

In other words, knowing that they’ll have a select few opportunities to press Romney this morning, the press might have huddled to make sure that different angles of the story would be covered in the Q&A — one person asks him how he’d alter current U.S. policy on Egypt and Libya, one person asks him how to balance free-speech principles with concerns about provocations, etc etc. Instead he got five sub-moronic questions about the tone and timing of his statement last night, which was issued before anyone even knew that Chris Stevens had been killed in Libya. This latest iteration of the media’s “WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES?” idiocy towards Romney is transparently a bit of concern-trolling designed to change the subject from Obama dropping the ball on security for the consulate in Libya — and that’s precisely what they seem to be coordinating on in the audio clip. They’re huddling to make sure that someone asks him the concern-troll question about the optics of his statement, because evidently that’s the one topic America needed him to address this morning, you see. It’s dishonest on its own terms, in fact: Even if, for whatever bizarre reason, your chief concern this morning was whether someone “jumped the gun” in saying something impolitic, the story should have been why the Cairo embassy’s craven statement yesterday jumped the gun on the White House’s reaction. But this is what you get when most of your national media is openly playing for one team.

Click the image below to listen. Exit quotation via conventional-wisdom-setter Mark Halperin, helpfully nudging the media on what its news narrative should be this morning: “[Romney's] doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.”


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Righteous rant by Jack M at AoSHQ:

I’m angry.
I’m angry at a hypocritical, feckless President who personally spikes the football over Bin Laden’s death while his state department apologizes to Islamists for the exertion of similar First Amendment rights by other Americans who aren’t lucky enough to be anointed god-kings.

I’m angry that a posturing, empty-suit of a president lectures Americans on “denigrating religious views” when he is on record as referring to Americans of faith as “bitter clingers”, and when he has campaign surrogates attacking his opponent for being a Mormon.

I’m angry over the fact that we spent blood and treasure in Obama’s “Lead from Behind Libyan Adventure” only to see our Ambassador murdered and dragged thru the streets by the very people Obama placed in power.

I’m angry that we helped force an ally out in Egypt knowing he’d be replaced with an Al-Qaeda friendly government that enjoyed watching its minions take the first symbolic opportunity they had to burn our flag and replace it with Al-Qaeda’s.

I’m angry that at a time when Al-Qaeda’s flag flies over the Cairo embassy, the mis-administration prepares to forgive over $1 BILLION in Egyptian debt.

I’m angry that “Pimp With A Limp” gets to talk to the president, while Bibi Netanyahu, whose allied country faces a potential nuclear annihilation, gets to talk to the hand.

I’m angry that the mis-Administration’s paltry response to a region-wide attack on America, which is, incidentally, what this is, is to deploy 50 Marines to Libya and jet-off to a Vegas fundraiser while preparing a top-ten list for Letterman’s show.

I’m angry that the cornerstone freedoms of speech and religious liberty enshrined in our Constitution are so routinely dismissed and mocked by this mis-Administration. 1st Amendment freedom of speech? “Not if it hurts feelings” we are told. Freedom of religion? “Not if it stands between our mis-Administration and giving Sandra Fluke a free abortion should she want one” we are hectored.

But with four Americans dead, our flag burning, and our embassies trashed, you know what really makes me angry?

Our president isn’t.

All of it worth your click.

RushBaby on September 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Exit quotation via conventional-wisdom-setter Mark Halperin, helpfully nudging the media on what its news narrative should be this morning: “[Romney's] doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.”

Why?

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

How is that a flip flop? He didn’t say oh, by the way, Obama handled everything correctly…all he did was say he didn’t like the film. Get a grip.

changer1701 on September 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM

It’s classic Romney, and the spirit sinks in anticipation of him.

His feelings about the movie are meaningless at this moment. He raised the issue of free speech as paramount and this should be reinforced in light of violence driven by the rage and objective to suppress speech. “The overriding issue is the right of free speech — all speech — and the indissoluble right of this among free people and the unyielding defense of this right by our government.” THAT’S what he should have said. Saying he abhors the message of the movie is a classic weasel move to have it both ways. The timing especially screams of an effort to escape the heat incurred by his original position. It reeks of the Romney caricature (and of the assembly-line politician) we all know and hate — of the man internally incapable of taking a position and sticking with it but instead operating on a pretense of brave Reagan-esque leadership only to INFALLIBLY falter or flip. I don’t want this to be true. But he just can’t stop being who he is.

“There’s no room for religious hatred or intolerance“? Weasel words. Worse — words used in the name of censorship by every college campus tyrant in America. “Hatred” according to whom? Judged how? Because savages riot? That’s your criteria for hate? Jeezus, man.

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

There you guy’s are. Couldn’t last a day without trying to spin a Romney Sucks story? I’d say you probably weren’t voting for him anyway.

Now take your best shot. Be prepared to post a 100 times. I’m not going away. You’ve got nothing. You are only supporting Obama with your comments, and it won’t be tolerated.

Just get it out in the open. Who are you voting for and what is the intent of your comments? To support Obama? To damage Romney? Got the guts to tell the truth? Can you stand up like a man?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Wow. CNN showing the debt clock and talking about the deficit.

This must be less unpopular than talking about a terror attack on US soil.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

That is telling.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Wow. CNN showing the debt clock and talking about the deficit.

This must be less unpopular than talking about a terror attack on US soil.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

That is telling.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I’d bet the test polls are in, and both Zero and the Media are in big trouble.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Exit quotation via conventional-wisdom-setter Mark Halperin, helpfully nudging the media on what its news narrative should be this morning: “[Romney's] doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.”

Why?

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM

re. your quote.

I’m beyond angry at this point, and moving into “stop wasting my ******* time.”

Again, not Christian, but emotions are agnostic. I just don’t want to bother with this level of stupidity anymore. If it should be bothersome that no person that intellectually vacuous should ever mistake themselves as “intellectual” — then even that I’ll think about later. In the meantime, these guys need to be in a book or two as useful idiots in top hats.

O look, they are.

Stay there, and move the hell out of my way.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Come on… Fifth Column Treasonous Media. Wake up and smell the damned house burning down people.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

OT: The Bounce is Over

Reuters/Ipsos Poll (9/7-9/10)

Obama: 48%
Romney 45%

http://www.ipsos-na.com/download/pr.aspx?id=11965

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Washington Nearsider on September 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

As we saw, asking this president a serious, real question is wasted breath.

Ed Henry would had a better chance of getting a response with the other questions.

gonnjos on September 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It kind of sounded to me like he was saying I might not agree with what you say, but I would fight for your right to say it.

There was a time when people thought that was a patriotic sentiment.

Believe it or not Romney has a right to not much like the film, but at least he came out and took crap from the press and said that whether anyone likes it or not, people have a right to free speech and you can not go around killing people or taking their embassies because you are pissed at what they said.

For Chrisake, the man is taking all manner of crap from the media and the Democrats for standing up for free speech and all some people can do is piss and moan..That says more about you than him..

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

The MSM will not let go of this story without a fight for public perception to support Obama’s rancid decisions and non-decisions.

The Romney Super Pacs need to up their game immediately, and lots of multi-millionaires had damned well better start writing large checks. A $60 MM differential in favor of Romney will not be sufficient. The MSM bias alone is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Obama.

The money that large donors sit on won’t do them any good on November 7, because Obama will confiscate it in a second term.

matthew8787 on September 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

“There’s no room for religious hatred or intolerance“? Weasel words. Worse — words used in the name of censorship by every college campus tyrant in America. “Hatred” according to whom? Judged how? Because savages riot? That’s your criteria for hate? Jeezus, man.

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I don’t think we will be getting an un-hedged statement from a politician anytime soon. Feel your pain though.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Stay there, and move the hell out of my way.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM

okay, I think.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Plus 1,000,000,000.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Ed Henry would had a better chance of getting a response with the other questions.

gonnjos on September 12, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Mr. President, what’s your handicap now?

Washington Nearsider on September 12, 2012 at 5:07 PM

But with four Americans dead, our flag burning, and our embassies trashed, you know what really makes me angry?

Our president isn’t.

In fact, I’m sure he is celebrating, getting ready to paartaayy.
Afterall, he has to keep his ” likability ” high up in the polls, because no one likes a POTUS who can’t keep an attack on our country and the death of Americans aside for a few evenings of fun and partying with his homies.

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I’d bet the test polls are in, and both Zero and the Media are in big trouble.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I wondered about that too…and I think that going after Romney like this might well backfire on them.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Really?

Do they think we are are 52% who let them Piped Piper the nation to Barry?

Obviously they were just doing their jobs as Piped Pipers.

Limerick on September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

OT: The Bounce is Over

Reuters/Ipsos Poll (9/7-9/10)

Obama: 48%
Romney 45%

http://www.ipsos-na.com/download/pr.aspx?id=11965

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM

49% Democrat, 43% Republican, 1% other, 7% Don’t know.

Reliable. Oh. Boy.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

For Chrisake, the man is taking all manner of crap from the media and the Democrats for standing up for free speech and all some people can do is piss and moan..That says more about you than him..

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I have been one of Romney’s biggest supporters. I had plenty of bad words for most all of the others in the Republican primary, but never Romney, but I hate Islam and I love freedom of speech, so this may be a bridge to far for me.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

“OT: The Bounce is Over

Reuters/Ipsos Poll (9/7-9/10)

Obama: 48%
Romney 45%”

Obama’s lead was two points in the last poll, so it looks like it’s rising again. Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about?

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

“OT: The Bounce is Over

Reuters/Ipsos Poll (9/7-9/10)

Obama: 48%
Romney 45%”

Obama’s lead was two points in the last poll, so it looks like it’s rising again. Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about?

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

49% Democrat, 43% Republican, 1% other, 7% Don’t know.

Reliable. Oh. Boy.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Plus 1,000,000,000.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I disagree…Romney kept the emphasis where it needed to be…on freedom of speech and the rule of law…he did not go off on some tangent about how Islam sucks..that would only have given his critics more reason to avoid the real criticism about Obama and his State Department’s reaction to the taking of our embassy as well as his whole leading from behind foreign policy.

It took guts for Romney to take on the press like he did and he deserves some credit for that.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

But with four Americans dead, our flag burning, and our embassies trashed, you know what really makes me angry?

Our president isn’t.

In fact, I’m sure he is celebrating, getting ready to paartaayy.
Afterall, he has to keep his ” likability ” high up in the polls, because no one likes a POTUS who can’t keep an attack on our country and the death of Americans aside for a few evenings of fun and partying with his homies.

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 5:08 PM

These are John McCain’s and Marco Rubio’s Libyan “Rebel” Heroes, you know. The ones they supported.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

You did notice the breakdown of the poll, after you posted, didn’t you, Skippy?

kingsjester on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Hoping for 49% Dem turnout nationwide Gumbey?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

It’s fine talking about national polls, but that Florida bomb from Survey USA is disaster for Romney. That was the swing state that was supposed to be safe, and he’s down four?

Mitt Romney might be a worse candidate than John McCain.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

“OT: The Bounce is Over

Reuters/Ipsos Poll (9/7-9/10)

Obama: 48%
Romney 45%”

Obama’s lead was two points in the last poll, so it looks like it’s rising again. Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about?

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

49% Democrat, 43% Republican, 1% other, 7% Don’t know.

Reliable. Oh. Boy.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:09 PM

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

It is sill margin of error gumby the moby.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Romney can’t let himself be rattled by the press into playing their game. He has to be resolute in his message and try to get it directly through to the people. I just hope he has spine enough to do it.

Mark1971 on September 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

That says more about you than him..

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Fine. It says I think free speech is more important than his or anybody’s subjective feelings about the movie. “There is no place for hate or intolerance” is platitudinous pabulum used by every equivocator and waffler and ultimate sell-out to speech codes who ever walked the planet. And furthermore, he’s wrong. There is a time and place for intolerance.

I told you what I think he should have said. If he wanted to add, “oh, and I didn’t like the movie,” more power to him.

But as Rush said, the best thing Romney could do right now is realize this race is about much more than him.

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 5:14 PM

“You did notice the breakdown of the poll, after you posted, didn’t you”

Sure, but when most every poll is showing the same thing, I just cannot believe there isn’t a negative trend for Romney going on.

Maybe I’ll be proven wrong in the end and all the polls will be crap, but I can’t see it.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

It’s fine talking about national polls, but that Florida bomb from Survey USA is disaster for Romney. That was the swing state that was supposed to be safe, and he’s down four?

Mitt Romney might be a worse candidate than John McCain.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Are you still pretending to be a conservative?

A couple of things, that is one poll. For another thing, it is still coming off that convention. Wait a couple of weeks and see what we see then.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

It kind of sounded to me like he was saying I might not agree with what you say, but I would fight for your right to say it.

There was a time when people thought that was a patriotic sentiment.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Romney’s early response was that, it was patriotic and I was cheering for him. He later caved to Mark Halperin, flip flopped his position and said that there was “no room” for religious intolerance. How did it sound to you after he changed his response.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

These are John McCain’s and Marco Rubio’s Libyan “Rebel” Heroes, you know. The ones they supported.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:12 P

You did notice they are not Romney’s Libian heroes. They are the ones Hellary and Obama and Biden supported?

You may not have noticed, but McCain isn’t the candidate this time, to everyone’s great joy.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Keep spinnin’, Skippy.

kingsjester on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

“It is sill margin of error gumby”

True, but it’s always Romney who’s trailing, so it’s likely he’s behind.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

…it’s time to grant interviews to ONLY the ‘NEW” media!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Sure, but when most every poll is showing the same thing, I just cannot believe there isn’t a negative trend for Romney going on.

Maybe I’ll be proven wrong in the end and all the polls will be crap, but I can’t see it.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

You are funny.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Gum-B? You can’t see a problem with Dem 49%, Indie 22% Rep. 21%

Reeeaallly?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:18 PM

“It is sill margin of error gumby”

True, but it’s always Romney who’s trailing, so it’s likely he’s behind.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Please…and it is also margin of error when Republicans are typically under represented and so we do not really know what the true numbers are.

BTW, undecideds usually do not go to the incumbent.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

“A couple of things, that is one poll. For another thing, it is still coming off that convention. Wait a couple of weeks and see what we see then.”

First, people said wait until the end of this week. Well, Romney still loses. Now it’s wait a couple weeks more. Then Romney will still be losing. Then it will be wait until the debate. Then Romney will still be losing. Then it will be wait until election day. Then Romney will officially lose, and people will say they can’t understand how he lost when nobody they knew voted for him.

Same crap went on in 96 and 08.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012

…you’re nothing but a pole watcher aren’t you!…choke on ‘em?

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Obama’s lead was two points in the last poll, so it looks like it’s rising again. Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about?

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

What? If you mean their Internet poll, I don’t see this.

This is a regular poll and their last poll showed a Obama lead of 7%.

The point is that Obama only leads by 3% at the height of the bounce.

BTW, Romney now leads in the latest Rasmussen poll with Leaners.

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Ironically, I drove past Claude Rains’ grave today.

Del Dolemonte on September 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I mentioned that Reuters/IPSOS poll,the most transparently biased poll, usually disappears from the Reuters web site when the result is favorable to Romney. It was 6 point for Barry on Sunday (50 to 44). following the DNC, and Clark the pollster, predicted the bounce will more than likely hold for Barry through to the election.

The 4 days tracking poll then disappeared on Monday and Tuesday, when other polls are showing the bounce for Barry was dissipating. Today it resurfaces with the headline :” In boost for Obama, US getting more optimistic.”

When you dig deep into the article, it is Barry 48, Romney 45, close to MOE, and Reuters/IPSOS has a Dem skew it does not publicize, the demographic is never disclosed.

And where did they get the headline, it is this line : 39 percent of Americans believed the country was moving in the right direction, while a still-high 55 percent believed it was on the wrong track. Because in August, 31 percent thought the country was going in the right direction and 64 percent on the wrong track.

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Cue the Romney hate-fest. Again. The ghost of Carter floating around and were told Romney messed up…

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Romney’s early response was that, it was patriotic and I was cheering for him. He later caved to Mark Halperin, flip flopped his position and said that there was “no room” for religious intolerance. How did it sound to you after he changed his response.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

What are you talking about? Romney came out and said it was okay to take our embassy in Cairo and then kill our people in Libya?

I do not think so..the truth is it is possible to say that you do not support religious intolerance and yet you do not support what these people did. I am seeing a flip flop here.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Do you even have a clue what you’re talking about?

daveyandgoliath on September 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Look who’s taking!

Del Dolemonte on September 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Same crap went on in 96 and 08.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Same crap in 80, 84, 88, 2000 and 2004.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I do not think so..the truth is it is possible to say that you do not support religious intolerance and yet you do not support what these people did. I am seeing a flip flop here.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I meant to say I am not seeing a flip flop here…I have got to start using preview. I make way too many mistakes.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM

There you guy’s are. Couldn’t last a day without trying to spin a Romney Sucks story? I’d say you probably weren’t voting for him anyway.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I may now just stay home even though I have a Romney bumper sticker and even had one in 2008. Opposition to Islam and being pro free speech are very important to me. Do a search on my ID and I doubt you will find one previous word critical of Romney. I do have my limits though and Romney is really pushing them.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Same crap went on in 96 and 08.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Same crap in 80, 84, 88, 2000 and 2004.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

And yet we are to believe that polls that have been correct less than 1/3 of the time are accurate and have no agenda.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Obama working hard on our day of crisis

http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/4292/slide_4292_60301_large.jpg

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I may now just stay home even though I have a Romney bumper sticker and even had one in 2008. Opposition to Islam and being pro free speech are very important to me. Do a search on my ID and I doubt you will find one previous word critical of Romney. I do have my limits though and Romney is really pushing them.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Did you read Romney’s book..he spent quite a bit of time talking about the threat of radical Islam. Romney has always spoken out against Islamic terrorism…however, that does not mean that Romney is going to say that he thinks religious intolerance is a good thing..nor does it mean he flip flopped today. He was consistent. And he deserves credit for that.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I do have my limits though and Romney is really pushing them.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

But Obama is OK enough with you to tolerate 4 more years? So your agenda is to stop others from voting for Romney because you are OK with 4 more years of Obama? Because you don’t like that Romney went after the Islamists and the President’s non-response first, and the Westboro Nutjob second?

Was he supposed to re-run the Mohammed film?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

“And yet we are to believe that polls that have been correct less than 1/3 of the time are accurate and have no agenda.”

Presidential polls have been right less than 1/3 of the time?

If Obama wins, you guys are going to look like total fools.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

What is that supposed to mean? They do this to all Republicans..I never said otherwise…in fact, I said they did this to Bush for years.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I find it amusing that you are cut copy and pasting from some other editing mechanism.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Remember these times. It will be understood historically as the beginning of the end of what we have termed Lame Stream Manipulated Stories Machine. LSMSM will be the long acronym. And it will be signified by a loyal dog humping (LSMSM Humpers) a sharply creased trouser leg (that tingles).

Missilengr on September 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

It ought to be signified by strings of Journo-List corpses hanging from gas station awnings.

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Presidential polls have been right less than 1/3 of the time?

If Obama wins, you guys are going to look like total fools.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

And think of what you are going to look like if he loses.

I do not know who is going to win this election..but I do know that I don’t trust the polls.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM

It is flat evil to be tolerant of the totally intolerant Islam.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM

True, but it’s always Romney who’s trailing, so it’s likely he’s behind.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Well, no. I wasn’t following closely, so please cut me a little slack if I missed something.

But that poll, just looking it over, has a D+6 weight, and it you move it to D+4 where it belongs (given voting habits), you’ve got Obama up +1. And there aren’t any independents in the thing at all, which is a little bizarre. Independents are trending firmly to Romney. So that poll, for what it’s worth (and it doesn’t seem to be worth much), would be great news for Romney. Obama’s people can do the math too, and they can’t be happy about it.

Axe on September 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM

What are you talking about?
Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The US embassy in Cairo apologized for the movie:

We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

Romney rightly called this response “disgraceful”. Then after catching heat from the MSM, he flip flopped, reversed his position on the movie

Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.

Now Mitt Romney’s sentiment is the same Barack Obama’s, apologizing for the free speech of a private American citizen, when it has nothing to do with the US government or presidential candidates. It’s a question of free speech and his opinion on the movie inconsequential… and what does Romney mean that there is no room for this movie? You haven’t answered that.

So, while Romney was correct for a few hours, I’m calling his new position disgraceful.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Being tolerant of Islam is worse than being tolerant of Communism and Fascism, two other totalitarian, but not as totalitarian, systems.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“And think of what you are going to look like if he loses.

I do not know who is going to win this election..but I do know that I don’t trust the polls.”

I will take the beating I would so richly deserve here. I won’t disappear.

IMO, when the polls show the same trend, it’s unlikely they’re wrong, despite goofy partisan splits in some.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM

If Obama wins, you guys are going to look like total fools.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So that explains your are not “one of us”? So you double-talk your way into hoping that the polls that have been correct 29% of the time means were gonna really be sorry? But if you, not being one of “us”, is wrong, No problems.

Whats your angle here? What is your purpose? Who are you voting for? Have some backbone, stand up and tell us where your support will be on election day.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM

“Whats your angle here? What is your purpose? Who are you voting for? Have some backbone, stand up and tell us where your support will be on election day.”

No angle. Voted for Santorum in primary. Never thought Romney was a good candidate and turns out I was right (hate the campaign…or non-campaign… he’s running). Will vote for Mitt in November, even though I think he has zero shot at winning.

But I like to be right, and I think I’m right about the polls.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I may now just stay home …

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

If you stay home you’re a f’n moron.

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM
What is that supposed to mean? They do this to all Republicans..I never said otherwise…in fact, I said they did this to Bush for years.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Now you have me confused! I didn’t post anything about you.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

But I like to be right, and I think I’m right about the polls.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

So you would agree with IPSOS that there will be a 49% Dem turnout nationwide? Reeeallly?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

It is flat evil to be tolerant of the totally intolerant Islam.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Well then our Constitution is evil, because we allow worship of Islam right here in this country because our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and prohibits religious intolerance.

Romney was completely consistent. He said in no uncertain terms that there was no justification for the killing of our people or the taking of our embassy. He also said that he did not support religious intolerance. I fail to see an inconsistency here.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

f Obama wins, you guys are going to look like total fools.

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Wrong.

Those that voted for him will be the fools.

rplat on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Nevermind, I read your other posts, you ARE a moron.

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

gumbyandpokey on September 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Wait til the polls factor in shunning Bibi, failing to attend intel briefings on 9-11 week and his Libya “read a teleprompter” response to the world..

hillsoftx on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM
I find it amusing that you are cut copy and pasting from some other editing mechanism.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I did not cut/copy/paste anything in my original post. What are
you referring to?

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Now you have me confused! I didn’t post anything about you.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Well we are even, because you had me confused too.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I did
not cut/copy/paste
anything in my original
post. What are
you referring
to?

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

You must use the enter key a lot then. Lines don’t break that way….

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Now Mitt Romney’s sentiment is the same Barack Obama’s, apologizing for the free speech of a private American citizen, when it has nothing to do with the US government or presidential candidates. It’s a question of free speech and his opinion on the movie inconsequential… and what does Romney mean that there is no room for this movie? You haven’t answered that.

So, while Romney was correct for a few hours, I’m calling his new position disgraceful.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I think you are missing something here…Romney never apoligized for anything. He said he did not like or support religious..that is not an apology and he did not at any time intimate that this is any way justified the actions in Cairo or Libya..you are stringing together unrelated facts and drawing an erroneous conclusion.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Well then our Constitution is evil, because we allow worship of Islam right here in this country because our Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and prohibits religious intolerance.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Islam is a totalitarian system, masquerading as a “religion”, totally at war with our constitution. Our constitution is not a suicide pact and our constitution does guaranty freedom of speech.

“Muhammad declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his ‘religion’ against all the rest of mankind.” -John Quincy Adams

Romney was wrong on this and if you defend him on any and everything you won’t have much credibility at the end of it all.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I have to LOL every time I hear someone call Mitt a foreign policy or ME lightweight.
I’d heard from Glen Beck’s own mouth that his interview with Mitt nearly SHOCKED him, because Mitt was describing things so intricately, right down to the 12th Imam, etc.
Glen said he’d never spoken with anyone that proficient in ME studies.

My 2c.

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hey, IDesign, if you are on this thread do you find it somewhat
amusing (as I do) that the Mitt supporter heads are spinning
like the guy in the Clint Eastwood movie, Dead Pool? All because
the, dare I say “lamestream”, media is picking on Mitt. You
would have thought they never treated anyone else this way.

You and I know differently.

Amjean on September 12, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Yea, the Mittwits were conveniently blind when the “lamestream” media attacked Palin., so it’s not surprising that they would attck you for using the word “lamestream” just because Palin coined it.

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Romney never apoligized for anything. He said he did not like or support religious..that is not an apology and he did not at any time intimate that this is any way justified the actions in Cairo or Libya..you are stringing together unrelated facts and drawing an erroneous conclusion.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Once again, I failed to use preview…He said he did not like or support religious intolerance that is not an apology…and btw,Romney’s reaction was not to Obama’s statement, it was to the statement issued by the State Department and apparently Hillary Clinton did not much like it either or she would not have clarified with a new statement of condemnation of her own later.

You are mistaken in your assumption.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Attack

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Islam is a totalitarian system, masquerading as a “religion”, totally at war with our constitution. Our constitution is not a suicide pact and our constitution does guaranty freedom of speech.

“Muhammad declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his ‘religion’ against all the rest of mankind.” -John Quincy Adams

Romney was wrong on this and if you defend him on any and everything you won’t have much credibility at the end of it all.

VorDaj on September 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

What about your credibility? I simply pointed out an obvious fact..you said it was evil to tolerate Islam…I said that Islam was tolerated right here in the US because our Constitution guarantees religious freedom and does not condone religious intolerance…so maybe it our Constitution you have a problem with.

And btw, exactly how did Romney defend Islam? All he said was that he did not support religious intolerance..that is not exactly a defense..and as far as that is concerned..I do not know many politicians out there who are calling for the eradication of Islam..so maybe you should worry about your own credibility.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Yea, the Mittwits were conveniently blind when the “lamestream” media attacked Palin., so it’s not surprising that they would attck you for using the word “lamestream” just because Palin coined it.

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Wow. Good one there. You have us all cornered.

Double. Face. Palm. With extreme chuckle afterwards. I’m embarrassed for the embarrassment you should be feeling.

This isn’t the primaries. Grow up, or go work for the Obama campaign in the light. Your comments already serve their purposes.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Does anyone condemn the islamists use of “free speech” when they scream “death to the jews”? No

clnurnberg on September 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Yea, the Mittwits were conveniently blind when the “lamestream” media attacked Palin., so it’s not surprising that they would attck you for using the word “lamestream” just because Palin coined it.

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Wow. You guys are too clever by 10%…. Nothing here has to do with Palin. Palin has been supportive of Romney for several weeks and particularly of how he has handled the Egypt/Libya thing.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I think you are missing something here…Romney never apoligized for anything.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Romney said that there was “no room” for the religious intolerance shown in the movie. This apology is the exact same sentiment made by the Obama administration. Read the posts below on hotair if you are behind on the news.

Start with this one by Allahpundit:

U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for “abuse of free speech” after protesters tear down American flag

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

To pander to the Islamic mob is wrong and disgraceful no matter if it’s Obama or Romney doing it.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM

If Obama wins

daveyandgoliath on September 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Losing confidence, I see.

Del Dolemonte on September 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Yea, the Mittwits were conveniently blind when the “lamestream” media attacked Palin., so it’s not surprising that they would attck you for using the word “lamestream” just because Palin coined it.

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:50 PM

That is absolutely not true..I always said that the media was unfair to Sarah Palin. That was obvious.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM

This isn’t the primaries. Grow up, or go work for the Obama campaign in the light. Your comments already serve their purposes.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 5:54 PM

oldroy must be getting senile, it looks like any criticism of Romney supporters puts you in the Obama camp…LOL

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Attack

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Call it what you want. Cry all you want.

Yet your comments about “Mittwits” are not an attack? What a crock. You wan things your way only and when it is turned back on you, you cry.

I’d walk 100 miles in primary time for Palin – 1000 if my old body could. But that’s over. She’s likely poisoned for life for a run for office because of the Media campaign against her.

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

That is absolutely not true..I always said that the media was unfair to Sarah Palin. That was obvious.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Thanks, and I understand that, and I’m not trying to tar all Romney supporters with that statement, but you know many of them who post here.

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Romney said that there was “no room” for the religious intolerance shown in the movie. This apology is the exact same sentiment made by the Obama administration. Read the posts below on hotair if you are behind on the news.

Start with this one by Allahpundit:

U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizes for “abuse of free speech” after protesters tear down American flag

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

To pander to the Islamic mob is wrong and disgraceful no matter if it’s Obama or Romney doing it.

sauldalinsky on September 12, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Romney said that he did not support religious intolerance..but when all this started he made it plain that whether or not we like what people say there is no justification for this sort of behavior..the wording of this memo ties the two together..Romney did not do that..and you know it.

I might not like the film myself, but that certainly does not mean I think the behavior of these crazy people in Egypt or Libya is justified. I am surprised that you fail to see the distinction.

Terrye on September 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Continued evidence that there is no serious journalism being done at these outlets. It’s all Gawker level giggling and gossiping, with active promotion of the most popular cheerleader for Homecoming Queen.

Media corruption was the big story of the 2008 campaign for me, and I naively thought they might have learned their lesson in the meantime.

evergreen on September 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

oldroy must be getting senile, it looks like any criticism of Romney supporters puts you in the Obama camp…LOL

idesign on September 12, 2012 at 5:59 P

So criticism of Romney is not supporting Obama? You planning on standing outside of your local polling station with a sign telling all how bac Romney sucks in order to not support Obama?

So when exactly will it be that you support Romney by being supportive? After he has won election? Or will you be supporting him right down to voting day by bashing him?

oldroy on September 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I am appalled at just how off-the-charts biased the media has become. Every time I think it can’t get worse, another day goes by, and it gets worse.

I will walk over broken glass and through the jaws of a shark to vote this November, against Obama and against his lackeys in the media.

bobcalco on September 12, 2012 at 6:11 PM

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