Cutter: The DMR’s endorsement just not “based at all in reality”

posted at 5:01 pm on October 28, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

To recap: Last week, Iowa’s major state newspaper the Des Moines Register snagged an interview with President Obama to take into their consideration in preparation for their forthcoming presidential endorsement, on the condition that it be kept off the record. After the editors publicly wondered why such an interview should be kept from the public, Team Obama relented and belatedly allowed the interview to be published. On Thursday, the DMR’s front page gave something of a clue as to which way their endorsement would swing — which, we learned on Saturday, turned out to be quite accurate. (Take note: This is the first time the left-leaning DMR has endorsed a Republican for president in 40 years. Just sayin.’)

Which candidate could forge the compromises in Congress to achieve these goals? When the question is framed in those terms, Mitt Romney emerges the stronger candidate.

The former governor and business executive has a strong record of achievement in both the private and the public sectors. He was an accomplished governor in a liberal state. He founded and ran a successful business that turned around failing companies. He successfully managed the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. …

The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short. Nothing indicates it would change with a second term in the White House.

Ya’ burnt. National Review points out that, on the heels of the DMR endorsement, Romney also won the endorsements of three other Iowa newspapers — and with Iowa still very much in the swing-state running, the papers’ endorsements certainly can’t hurt Romney’s cause.

Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, as you might readily imagine, took the dismissive tack on Sunday morning, via The Hill:

“They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,” said Cutter on ABC’s “This Week” of the influential swing-state paper’s backing for President Obama’s challenger.

“It was a little surprising to read that editorial, because it didn’t seem to be based at all in reality, not just in the president’s record, but in Mitt Romney’s record,” Cutter added. “It says that he’d reach across the aisle, which he’d do the exact opposite. It’s the exact opposite of what he did in Massachusetts.” …

“Over the course of running for president over this last six years, he’s never once stood up to the far extreme right wing,” she said, citing the controversy over Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s recent comments on abortion and rape.  “Just this past week we saw it, when he wouldn’t take down his ad for Richard Mourdock, who had — you know, it’s a now famous comment that it’s God’s will if a woman gets pregnant through rape. He’s not willing to stand up when it matters.”

Huh. Criticizing the thought process of a paper that endorsed Obama in 2008 as out-of-touch with the big issues of the election, and then pivoting to the faux-”war on women” to do so. …Well, somebody certainly doesn’t seem to be based in reality.


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fossten on October 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

She continues to embarrass herself. Her career is over, she knows it, we know it, the world knows it. But most of all, she knows it.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I don’t know, she’s kind of a sleazy, Nicole Wallace type. If the Dem’s throw her overboard, she seems the type to rat them out in a series of op-eds, and maybe a book.

BettyRuth on October 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

From everything I have been able to learn General Ham was a Democrat, the “let’s end don’t ask don’t tell” General. So if he is a hardcore Democrat we may never learn what really happened short of him being questioned under oath by congress, where he is specifically asked if it happened.

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

From what I’ve read, it was General Ham who ordered intervention and he was shot down. He went against POTUS who then fired him on 10/18/12 when the heat was on.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

What do we really know about Cutter’s “First Time” ??

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CaveatEmpty on October 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I don’t know, she’s kind of a sleazy, Nicole Wallace type. If the Dem’s throw her overboard, she seems the type to rat them out in a series of op-eds, and maybe a book.

BettyRuth on October 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM

But she has destroyed her own credibility and integrity. You can’t recover from that, IMHO.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I turned around and passed 5 police cruisers doing a~60 on the city streets to the location I had just left. I turned on the radio to hear the announcement of Obama landing at O’Hare to go vote early on the south side…

tom daschle concerned on October 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Mere coincidence. That was the call on the police band that donuts had just come out of the oven, not for something as pedestrian as a multiple shooting in Chicago.

Happy Nomad on October 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

“They endorsed Mitt Romney in the primary, so this was not much of a surprise,

In 2007, they endorsed Clinton and McCain. Surprisingly they endorsed Obama!/Sarc

thebrokenrattle on October 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The White House bong must be very busy tonight, the talking points float around the room in cartoon bubbles. Cutter tries to exhale, but coughs. She’s getting used to the bats. Whoa, time for ABC’s “This Week” — crap she looks like she’s about to cry, and emits nervous laughter while saying “we feel good about where we are”. It’s reality based all right — as in “Reality TV” obviously — and their darling self-important golfing community activist AQ sympathizer $5 Trillion dollar big spender cowardly wanna-be monarch schmuck is about to get voted off the island. There can be only one solution… more drugs.

No worries, it will all be over soon. All the stress fill just fall away. Hey, they earned it.

Kenosha Kid on October 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

She worked for Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy.

How much says her Happy Ending expertise keeps her employed?

Odie1941 on October 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Egypt……….river………..yada yada.
You get the picture Steph.

chewmeister on October 28, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I LOVE it when they eat their own.

clippermiami on October 28, 2012 at 6:53 PM

someone just got a face full of BLERGH!

stvdog on October 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

She’ll be consulting a bottle of vodka on November 7th.

profitsbeard on October 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Another weak and unimpressive performance by Ms. Cutter.

Repeatedly just incoherently babbling about “not reality”? Really? This is the type of reasoning Cutter expects will pursuade any non-committed voter who happens to watch this drivel?

Between her incoherence and Axelrod’s increasingly vapid denials, the Dem Message team is totally ineffective. No wonder Romney is maintaining his lead in the polls.

Norwegian on October 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Back from a second day of precinct walking and knocking doors in Council Bluffs, IA.

We are optimistic out here in taking the Iowa Senate and Romney winning.

Romney is looking good and slowly but surely the Benghazi scandal is leaking out.

The Des Moines Register endorsing Romney was WAY unexpected. A delightful surprise for the Freeps over the Creeps.

KirknBurker on October 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM

If Romney wins, do we get to vote one of the losing team off the island? Can it be Stephanie Cutter? Or, maybe DWS?

trigon on October 28, 2012 at 7:45 PM

She continues to embarrass herself. Her career is over, she knows it, we know it, the world knows it. But most of all, she knows it.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Her career won’t be OVER… not when there’s MSNBC to fall back on.

Myron Falwell on October 28, 2012 at 8:21 PM

“Just this past week we saw it, when he wouldn’t take down his ad for Richard Mourdock, who had — you know, it’s a now famous comment that it’s God’s will if a woman gets pregnant through rape. He’s not willing to stand up when it matters.”

In the midst of his election bid, Romney doesn’t stop to make a mountain out of a mole hill regarding the whacky comment about rape and god. He keeps his eye on the prize, and basically ignores the whacky statement. It appears it worked because Murdock re-canted and clarified what he meant. Crisis averted, no one offended and threfore the door remains open for talks on other issues later.

Meanwhile Cutter shows exactly why her boss has failed at this. she thinks making a big stink about every parsed word is the way to bring people of differing views together. She doesn’t realize how she justified the DMR’s endorsement. Instead she thinks she deftly and justifiably invalidated it. Idiot!

beselfish on October 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

She continues to embarrass herself. Her career is over, she knows it, we know it, the world knows it. But most of all, she knows it.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Really?

I think she’s just warming up for her own show on MSNBC in the next year or so. Why would we think this kind of overt lying behavior is a career-ruiner for a leftist? Heck, it’s a resume-enhanceer.

Midas on October 28, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Some chance that America is not self destructive and Obama will not win one state.

As bad as he is in office, as poorly he leads, as huge the lies he tells, as how weired it is that he belives all his own lies, and the fact real Americans in real towns and cities have had enough of this bull shit, just could be a win for U.S..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 28, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Cutter is desparately vying for the title currently held by DWS, “World’s Most Lifelike Talking Points Robot”.

Did Obama really fire a General who tried to send help to Ambassador Stevens?

SWalker on October 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Yes. He. Did.

Key West Reader on October 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

And now they’ve fired an Admiral as well.

A repeating rumor that’s popping through military communities is that the White House was expecting the Ambassador and his aide to be kidnapped, after which they would orchestrate a prisoner trade, potentially involving the Blind Sheik, whom Obama has wanted to find a justification for releasing since he got in office. Theoretically, the White House analysis is that the American public would approve of releasing even the Blind Sheik to get Stevens back, and it would ingratiate Obama with the Islamists.

I can only hope that this rumor is not true. If the Resident and Hillary watched those men die, doing nothing to help them, because they had an October Surprise working, and are now attempting to politically silence senior officers who tried to override their hold order, I cannot imagine a more treasonous act against United States citizens by our “leadership”.

Freelancer on October 28, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Cutter is good-looking. Doesn’t she realize she’s in the wrong political party?

jediwebdude on October 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM

This babbling fool shows that a Democrat can talk about nothing for a long, long time. And impress themselves and people of similar incapacity with their loquacity.

pat on October 29, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Well let me first apologize for being so blunt, but Ms. Cutter reminds me of my first time. The experience, followed by a sense of comfort and calm.
You want everything to be right, the right setting for that very private moment. Proper diet hopefully prepared by someone that knows something about fiber, and everything just seems right. Even the paper work.
Of course I don’t really remember my first time. Most likely in my first diaper, but when I look at Ms. Cutter I feel certain it looked (and likely smelled) just like her.

onomo on October 29, 2012 at 7:43 AM

The reality is that Obama DEMANDED an interview with the DMR and then shut them down. Horrible optics. Just horrible.

Of all the blundrs of his campaign, this may have been the worst.
How could his advisers allow that to happen ?

Jabberwock on October 29, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Why didn’t she just declare, “I don’t believe the liberal media!”

Ward Cleaver on October 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Is it even possible for reality to exist inside the Democrats’ bubble of lies.

aposematic on October 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Midas has the way of it. Being a compleat lying whore is a career enhancer for a democrat. It certainly has worked for the likes of Hillary, Debbie Dumbass-Dumbass, etc

rayra on October 29, 2012 at 12:33 PM

The main purpose of spin is to reinforce the views of those who support your candidate — it’s merely a source of amusement and/or outrage for supporters of the other guy.

Bad spin is that which drives your own supporters into the camp of the other candidate. That’s why Obama and his spinners are such failures. Stephanie Cutter, Debby Wasserman-Schultz, Joe Biden — between them, they are probably responsible for several million additional Romney votes.

J Baustian on October 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

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