Posts tagged Romney
Source: www.alan.com – Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mitt Romney appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On Friday, Leno asked Romney whether he believes he might have beaten Obama in the November election if the initial narrative from the administration on the motive behind the attacks had been attributed to terrorism instead of a protest. “I don’t think it would have changed the election,” said Romney. Romney added that he doesn’t spend a lot of time reflecting on what could have been done differently during his campaign, although he said he wishes the outcome had been different. “I don’t go back and look at: ‘Gee, if this would have happened differently, could I have won?’” Romney said. “I wish I had won. I wish I was there now.”
Source: blogs.forbes.com – Friday, April 26, 2013
Given how awful Mitt Romney’s messages were during this campaign, it’s amazing he came as close as he did in this election. Campaigns ultimately come down to who has the more compelling message to voters. Here is a distillation of the ten worst messages intentionally put out by the Romney Campaign (and I am mercifully leaving out all of his unintended gaffes like “people are corporations my friend” “I like to fire people” and the whole 47% disaster): 1. Vote for me because I was a businessman, even though I won’t tell you anything about how I ran my business. 2. My biggest accomplishment as governor was creating socialized medicine for all of my constituents, which is a very bad thing. 3. Obamacare is the worst piece of public policy in the history of the world and I will abolish it, even though it is an exact replica of my healthcare plan in Massachusetts. 4. Big government socialized medicine is the worst thing in the world. And that’s why I will spend $ 750 billion MORE on Medicare, a form of socialized medicine, than Barack Obama would. 5. Barrack Obama is sending all of Chrysler’s auto manufacturing to China because he…believes in big government and pandering to US unions. 6. Obama is weak on defense and terrorists, which is why Obama killed Bin Laden and I opposed going after Bin Laden. 7. Obama is a dangerous radical which is why he spends way too much time…playing golf. 8. Obama is a European socialist and that’s bad, whic
Source: sunlightfoundation.com – Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Whether it's a sign of post-partisanship or sheer exasperation is hard to say, but two of the three nominees that President Barack Obama today tapped for seats on the National Labor Relations Board donated to the Republican who wanted to take his place. Harry I. Johnson donated $ 1,500 to Mitt Romney's unsuccessful presidential campaign last year and Philip Miscimarra gave Romney $ 1,000, according to data downloaded from Sunlight's Influence Explorer. Both are Republican labor attorneys who, while not prolific donors, have also made other contributions to GOP committees. To view Johnson's donations, click here ; Miscimarra's are here . Johnson, from California, has given to former President George W. Bush; Miscimarra, from Illinois, has donated to two losing congressional candidates, both women. The nominations of the GOP givers may represent a bit of bluff-calling by the president: In making them, the president pointedly noted that he has had difficulty getting the Senate to confirm his choices for the NLRB , an agency that helps mediate labor disputes. A federal panel earlier this year ruled unconstitutional the recess appointments Obama made to end-around the Senate gridlock.
Source: nation.foxnews.com – Monday, March 04, 2013
Watch the latest video at FoxNews.com CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY HOST: The president says that he won a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy. PRESIDENT OBAMA (11/9/12): “On Tuesday night, we found out that the majority of Americans agree with my approach.”) WALLACE: Do you agree that voters sent that message, gave him that mandate? MITT ROMNEY: Well, two things. He won. But a majority of Republicans were elected to the House, the people's chamber. So they also won. And they — they ran on a — on a — a platform of saying not to raise taxes. But the president won. And he got what he wanted. Now he's saying I want to do it again, I want to do more. I — I don't think that's the right course, because that will hurt the economy and make it more difficult for jobs to be created for the people who need those jobs. WALLACE: So, how would President Romney, at this moment, be handling your opposition in Congress, the Congressional Democrats? MITT ROMNEY: Well, first of all, I can go back to my experience as a governor, and that is, you don't attack the opposition when you need to sit down and — and work with them. Uh, number two, you show trust. You don't change the deal. You don't move the goal posts. Bob Woodward said that the president has moved the goal posts on sequestration. You can't do that. The currency in politics is trust. And then number three, you've got to spend time with them. Instead of being out campaigning, which
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Mitt Romney on Sequester: Hardest Thing About Losing Is Watching Obama Squander “Golden Moment” With “Politics” (Video)
Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Sunday, March 03, 2013
Mitt Romney and Ann Romney went on FOX News Sunday for their first major interview since the November election. Mitt had this to say about Obama’s mishandling of the sequester. “The hardest thing about losing is watching this golden moment slip away with politics.”
Source: crooksandliars.com – Sunday, March 03, 2013
History will record that Mitt Romney was a pimple on the ass of American politics: painful while here and forgotten once gone. Now the pustule has resurfaced. As part of his brief " Thank You Tour ," Romney is using his appearance on Fox News Sunday to attack President Obama for "berating Republicans and blaming and pointing" over the budget sequester. That takes gall, even from a man who branded 47 percent of voters moochers. After all, candidate Romney wasn't just silent on the Republican debt-ceiling hostage-taking leading up to the August 2011 deal that produced the sequester. As it turns out, his own budget-busting proposals would have produced red ink as far as the eye can see. In his interview with Chris Wallace set to air on Fox News Sunday, Governor Romney blasted Obama for harsh sequester rhetoric that apparently hurt Republican feelings: "Well, no one can think that's been a success for the president. He didn't think the sequester would happen. It is happening. But to date, what we've seen is the president out campaigning to the American people, doing rallies around the country, flying around the country, and berating Republicans. And blaming and pointing. Now what does that do? That causes the Republicans to retrench and then put up a wall and fight back. It's a very natural human emotion." But to the degree that Mitt Romney displays natural human emotion, the one he displayed during the 2011 debt ceiling crisis was f
Source: www.chicagotribune.com – Sunday, March 03, 2013
For Mitt Romney, there will be no next chapter in politics — at least no third run for the presidency. But in his first post-campaign interview, the former Massachusetts governor did not shy away Sunday from his criticism of President Obama and said he hoped to help the Republican Party regain its footing — from a distance.
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Source: www.towleroad.com – Friday, March 01, 2013
BY SAM GREISMAN A look back at today's top stories MARRIAGE EQUALITY A day after his administration filed a brief that urged the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8, President Obama publicly addressed his decision to stand up against discrimination . Ari Waldman takes a look at what the Obama brief means, not only for the Supreme Court but also for gay rights as a whole . And if this isn't the best advertisement for marriage equality and gay parenting, I don't know what is; check out these adorable twin little boys who just want their daddys to stop talking and play with them ! ** WINGNUTTERY A lesbian woman is recovering in Texas today after being brutally assaulted after trying to defend a bullied four-year old boy . I guess playground behavior doesn't stop after the playground. Mitt and Ann Romney sat down with Fox News to discuss the pain of suddenly being nobodies . My heart breaks for them. Also in response to the arrival of the Westboro Baptist Church, Vassar University staged a ginormous counter protest . Nothing bands people together like a mutual hatred of the WBC. ** VIDEOS OF THE DAY Dogs are never more scary than when they take on the form of a giant robot that throws cinder blocks. And in something out of a horror film, a man in Tampa fell into a giant sinkhole in his living room and hasn't been seen or heard from since .
Source: www.dailykos.com – Thursday, February 21, 2013
Who would have figured that these would be the good old days for Republicans? According to the latest survey by Selzer & Co. for Bloomberg News, Americans seem to like President Obama's second-term approach of saying what he wants and fighting for it: Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance in office, his strongest level of support since September 2009, according to a Bloomberg National poll conducted Feb. 15-18. The poll, which had a margin of error of ±3.1 percent, found Republicans in far worse shape: Only 35 percent of the country has a favorable view of the Republican Party, the lowest rating in a survey that began in September 2009. The party’s brand slipped six percentage points in the last six months, the poll shows To put that six point drop in perspective, six months ago Mitt Romney had just returned to the U.S. from his disastrous #Romneyshambles tour and was preparing to get introduced to the country by Clint Eastwood speaking to an empty chair. But now, somehow, the GOP has figured out how to sink their brand even deeper.
Source: bostonherald.com – Monday, February 04, 2013
Tagg, you’re it for GOP Senate hopes
Is Tagg Romney Considering Running for John Kerry’s Old Seat?