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Trump: Media are biggest threat to Romney's presidential campaign
MSNBC ^ | Junw 1, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty

Posted on 06/01/2012 9:45:33 PM PDT by Innovative

Speaking at the North Carolina GOP Convention, Trump praised Romney for his business experience and promise to stand up against China and fight for American economic interests. But the business mogul also focused a portion of his speech on his questions about where President Obama was born. It is the reason why on Tuesday, when Romney earned the 1,144 delegates necessary to secure his party's nomination, much of the news cycle was devoted to his decision to appear with Trump at a fundraiser that day.

A desire by the media to protect Obama is the reason Trump told the more than 1,000 people gathered here that reporters are "really dishonest" and "the biggest thing Mitt Romney has to fear is the press. They don't tell the truth."

And during his address, Trump again used his appearance as a platform to question the president's birth certificate, the reason he has branded himself as a controversial figure on the national political scene. Calling for the president to release his college records, Trump said, "There is one line called place of birth, I'd like to see what he said..Perhaps it's going to say Hawaii, perhaps it's going to say Kenya."

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Go, Donald!
1 posted on 06/01/2012 9:45:43 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

***It is the reason why on Tuesday, when Romney earned the 1,144 delegates...***

Earned? Or purchased?


2 posted on 06/01/2012 9:48:29 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: Innovative

Actually, I am inclined to believe that the media is also the biggest threat to America.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 9:56:07 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

“Actually, I am inclined to believe that the media is also the biggest threat to America.”

You got that right!


4 posted on 06/01/2012 9:57:55 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

It’s easy to make the Media the Villain.

But in this case, Ronmey’s biggest liability is himself.

(But the Magic Underpants may pull him through.)


5 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Innovative
reporters are "really dishonest"

Yeah, we noticed that too.

6 posted on 06/01/2012 10:00:35 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: shibumi

Romney has been a successful business man — the media hates that, they hate freedom and capitalism.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 10:03:58 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Trump’s a dick.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 10:06:28 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Innovative

It is ironic that the media in the purportedly most democratic country in the world is much more deceitful than Pravda was during the Soviet period.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:52 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Innovative

I’m not glad about Romney being the Repbulican choice.

However, at this point, I think the only thing that would change a Romney win would be Obama suddenly reversing himself on many issues, a kind of “Okay Republicans, let’s do this your way!”. Encouraging a huge shift in legislation targeting the key issues that he knows he’s loosing on.

Don’t hold your breath.

It’s Romney’s to lose.

The Democrat’s know it’s worse than it appears for Obama.

That doesn’t mean I’ll grow slack in efforts from my end.

The harder this administration, and it’s minions, are routed, the better for America.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 10:13:32 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: citizencon

The press are exercising their first amendment right to lie to you.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 10:13:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: REDWOOD99

You are just jealous of Trump’s success, wealth, and hair. ;)


12 posted on 06/01/2012 10:19:31 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Puckster

“The harder this administration, and it’s minions, are routed, the better for America.”

Exactloy — preferable real soon, before they have the chance to totally destroy the US as we know it.


13 posted on 06/01/2012 10:21:38 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative

Ha! You found my picnic picture!


14 posted on 06/01/2012 10:23:24 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Gator113
Actually, I am inclined to believe that the media is also the biggest threat to America.

The media are a huge threat to the US.

They exalt the perverted and attack the decent. All while having a smarmy, hypocritical holier than thou, oh so more knowledgeable attitude.

15 posted on 06/01/2012 11:35:54 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The First Bystander must be removed!)
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To: Innovative

I disagree... Romney is the biggest threat to Romneys campaign..

Why vote for the inventor of Romney-care to get rid of the inventor of Obama-care..
That logic is Three Stooges logic..

It seems republicans DO NOT WANT a conservative President..


16 posted on 06/02/2012 12:00:07 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Innovative
Especially the hair. He be hatin on that weave.
17 posted on 06/02/2012 12:30:28 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: citizencon
It is ironic that the media in the purportedly most democratic country in the world is much more deceitful than Pravda was during the Soviet period.

The mainstream media move in lock step to destroy the enemies of socialism. Talking about a left wing conspiracy, it is staring you in the face. Just read the headlines of the Washington Post, LA Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune, NY Times, and on and on. These papers have been on lock step for decades.

18 posted on 06/02/2012 3:29:30 AM PDT by olezip
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To: shibumi

Just in terms of the campaign so far, I think Romnet-—and I gave to Cain and voted for Newt-—has run a brilliant campaign that is beating the pants off Barry. He is shrewdly allowing surrogates like Trump to keep the Kenya issue out there while “personally” denying it, and himself only talking jobs, jobs, jobs. My wife said he would be ruthless and sneaky, and it’s about time we had a candidate who knows how to fight dirty.


19 posted on 06/02/2012 4:23:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: hosepipe
Why vote for the inventor of Romney-care to get rid of the inventor of Obama-care.. That logic is Three Stooges logic..

It's also a case of severe tunnel vision which will not allow making a distinction between Romney and Obama...

20 posted on 06/02/2012 4:25:58 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
The media are a huge threat to the US

Add in the Schools and Hollywood
21 posted on 06/02/2012 4:39:25 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Gator113

“Actually, I am inclined to believe that the media is also the biggest threat to America.”

What makes the MSM so vile is that it has no interest in reporting straight up news or information from a variety of perspectives. Rather it is a purveyor of propaganda, the purpose of which is to “shape” the news to push its leftist agenda. To your point, for a democracy to function, we need a reasonably well informed populace. To the extent that the MSM deliberately fails in that respect, makes it is a dangerously deceptive enterprise.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 5:01:24 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: shibumi

“But the Magic Underpants may pull him through”

Let’s hope so. Four more disastrous years of “the alternative” is just too horrible to think about. The choice is essentially between electing a new president and coronating a dictator.


23 posted on 06/02/2012 5:05:59 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: LS

“he has run a brilliant campaign that is beating the pants off Barry”

Romney’s campaign has so far largely avoided self-inflicted mis-steps and traps sets by the opposition and their allies in the liberal attack media. And he has managed to stay on message (i.e., Obama has failed and we need to focus like a laser beam on revitalizing the US economy and get people back to work). Pretty impressive so far.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 5:15:36 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Innovative; mickie; flaglady47
The Donald gets it.

That's why the media is out to destroy him.

But Trump will trump the corrupt MSM any day.....he actually is quite popular with the common folk who like to listen to him....and this drives the elite corrupters of news absolutely wild...nay, RABID. He is making them froth at the mouth.

This keeps them from concentrating their froth on Romney.

I love it....Trump and Romney, the A-TEAM.....canny two-front strategery!

Leni

25 posted on 06/02/2012 5:18:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal (OMG !!!.....Obama Must Go !!!)
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To: shibumi
It’s easy to make the Media the Villain.”

The Lamestream Media are the villains. As someone else posted on this thread, the media are the biggest threat to America and American values right now.

But in this case, Romney’s biggest liability is himself.”

No. In this case, (Trump raising some legitimate questions about ODumbo’s birth certificate), Romney has nothing to do with it. It's the media, who are trying to make it an issue for Romney.

26 posted on 06/02/2012 6:06:17 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: hosepipe
>"Why vote for the inventor of Romney-care to get rid of the inventor of Obama-care.. That logic is Three Stooges logic.."

Last time I watched the Stooges, none of them were trying to destroy our Nation.

I agree there aint much difference between the sack of Bammy and Rammy, but that is all the choice we have been given in this land of the free to pay your taxes or be enslaved.

27 posted on 06/02/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Innovative

He speaks the truth but I wish he wouldn’t speak. I don’t think the Donald helps Romney as much as he hurts him. Few people respect Trump and most know that the biggest reason he is getting involved in this race is because it gets his favorite person (himself) on TV. He’d endorse Obama in a heartbeat if he thought it would get him the attention his massive ego demands.


28 posted on 06/02/2012 6:28:05 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: Woodsman27

You are mistaken about Trump. The real reason he is supporting Romney, because he is very aware, much more than most people, of the “clear and present danger” Obama is to this country and the free enterprise system and that if he gets a second term, that will be the end of the USA, as we know it.

Most people, including many here, don’t grasp the damage Obama is doing to the country.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Earned? Or purchased?

So how's this Obama thing working out for you?

Are you good for four more years?

30 posted on 06/02/2012 7:00:38 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Innovative

“Most people, including many here, don’t grasp the damage Obama is doing to the country.”

I think he is the most dangerous president in our history. We’ve had bad presidents who bungle things before but his regime is a threat to the existence of our republic.


31 posted on 06/02/2012 7:02:53 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: shibumi
But in this case, Romney’s biggest liability is himself.

So how's this Obama thing working out for you?

Are you good for four more years?

32 posted on 06/02/2012 7:02:53 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Puckster
It’s Romney’s to lose.

I agree and so does Team 'Rat.

They are panicking.

33 posted on 06/02/2012 7:05:23 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: hosepipe
It seems republicans DO NOT WANT a conservative President.

So how's this Obama thing working out for you?

Are you good for four more years?

34 posted on 06/02/2012 7:08:17 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: LS
Just in terms of the campaign so far, I think Romney...has run a brilliant campaign that is beating the pants off Barry."

I agree.

This week everybody has been talking about the contrast between Romney and McCain's campaign.

But what about the contrast with GWB's presidency? For eight years the leftists spewed the most hateful lies immaginable at Bush and he just sat there taking it.

Well, to hell with that!

That got us Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, 60 'Rat Senators, and Barack Hussein Obama.

F___ that!

We need a candidate and a President who knows the press are leftist scum, and knows that leftists tell evil lies constantly, and turns right back on them and says "No! You're wrong! The things you say and do are corrupt and don't work, and the things I'm doing are right and make sense and here's why."

If we have leaders who fight then we can get their message out. If our leaders just hang there like punching bags then we've got nothing to work with.

35 posted on 06/02/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Woodsman27
Few people respect Trump and most know that the biggest reason he is getting involved in this race is because it gets his favorite person (himself) on TV.

I agree that most people who are aware of Trump consider him a relentless self-promoter, but I don't think that is all they think he is.

Trump has his fans. My girlfriend is one. She is not very knowledgeable about politics, and she's not as conservative as I am, but she runs her own business and wants America to be prosperous and strong.

She thinks Trump is a funny, confident, pro free-market, pro-America guy and she likes him a lot and thinks he's kind of charming.

The media want to identify Trump solely with the eligibility issue, but Trump's millions of fans (he has had very popular TV shows) see him judging Hussein's job performance and finding it lacking.

36 posted on 06/02/2012 7:31:13 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Innovative
Most people, including many here, don’t grasp the damage Obama is doing to the country.

I agree. Some here think that Romney's Mormonism is a threat that dwarfs every other consideration.

37 posted on 06/02/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Well, as much as we would like our top person to be able to say "f---k that" and get away with it, the reality of politics today is that the top guy has to appear "nice," while at the same time BEING ruthless. And so far, Romney has walked that line very well. Every single thing Obama has tried not only isn't working against Romney, it is literally backfiring.

The Trayvonn thing reminded many Americans what it is they fear about ghettoizing America. The contraception stuff drove off otherwise Dem Catholics in droves. The "gay" thing completely alienated Barry's black base, and did (I think) far more damage to him than the drive-bys want to admit. Bain never was a real issue. Not only do Americans nor really "get" what venture capital does, it doesn't relate to the gas pump or the price of food. But debt does. Inflation does.

So I say, "Go TRUMP!" The more "birther" stuff that is out there, the more Americans really do ask, "Who the heck is this guy who appears to be a Muslim half the time?"

38 posted on 06/02/2012 7:59:47 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: MinuteGal
Trump knows marketing, without the MSM selling Obama and playing gatekeeper Obama would be nothing.

I heard Trump interviewed awhile back regarding Obamas dishonest book and the implications of it being written by Bill Ayers. He pointed out that the book was a critical tool to help get him elected.

39 posted on 06/02/2012 8:17:11 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Innovative

Romney’s record is the biggest threat to Romney’s campaign.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 8:30:16 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd
Romney’s record is the biggest threat to Romney’s campaign.

This is bull.

The FR He-Man Mitt Haters all claim that Obama will bring up Romney's liberal record and demand that he reconcile it with his present conservative rhetoric.

This is idiotic garbage.

Obama is going to ignore the specifics of Romney's Governorship just like Obama is going to ignore the specifics of his own Presidency.

The only people who are going to mention Romney's "liberalism" and those "conservatives" who are so opposed to Mormonism that they would rather see Obama re-elected.

42 posted on 06/02/2012 9:10:06 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

“So how’s this Obama thing working out for you?
Are you good for four more years?”

Is that the standard line for anyone who acknowledges that Romney and the GOPe are frauds? Save it for someone else.

Maybe you should pose that question to the party bosses who forced the likes of Dole, McCain, and now Romney to be the nominee. THAT’S who set us up for obama in the first place and made us vulnerable to another four - nobody else.

And back to the point - the Romney fix was in from the beginning, possibly as early as 2008. I don’t call that earning the nomination.


43 posted on 06/02/2012 9:52:49 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Forget the GOP and build the Constitution Party, because the status quo is no longer the way to go.)
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To: rogue yam
Quit whining.

There are plenty of pro life activists, conservative Christians, opponents of socialized health care, and opponents of the Homosexual agenda who are not going to vote For Mitt Romneycare no matter what he does, or any of his partisans do.

Period.

They don't need the media to tell them who he is at this late date.

Whining more on your part won't help.
Turning blue won't help.

Grow up.

44 posted on 06/02/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: rogue yam

Four more years of a socialist either way, and at least with Obama socialism hasn’t succesfully taken over the Republican party.

I will be voting for Virgil Goode.

When I stand before God, I will not be held accountable for what party wins or loses,

I will be held accountable for what values I personally espoused.

You got nothing.


45 posted on 06/02/2012 10:38:08 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Innovative
"the biggest thing Mitt Romney has to fear is the press. They don't tell the truth."

Well, DUH ! ! !

46 posted on 06/02/2012 11:24:42 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: MrEdd

Unlike you, I do not consider Romney’s religion to be nearly as great a threat to God’s mission on this earth as is Obama’s agenda.


47 posted on 06/02/2012 12:06:31 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: MichaelCorleone

You Mitt Haters keep talking about this “fix” but you all never explain how this fix works, or how campaigning against Romney now will cause the fix to disappear in the future.


48 posted on 06/02/2012 12:09:14 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: MichaelCorleone

“And back to the point - the Romney fix was in from the beginning...”

Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, Santorum and a couple others ran ALL AT ONCE?

The RNC didn’t do that, and Romney didn’t do that. Politically ambitious candidates did that.

To get better results, get the best candidate, the best strategy, and a lot of money.

Not SIX candidates, half-strategies and little money.


49 posted on 06/02/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: rogue yam
They put their hopes and dreams in a manufactured mortal.....the emptiness is gnawing at them now.

A very fitting reward for then,.....the void.

Let us be sober minded concerning Romney and not let him go down the path of “His” version of “Green”....like Julia Gillard of Australia.

It's nothing but control based on unbelievably bad science.

50 posted on 06/02/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by Puckster
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