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Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge
Hot Air.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSON

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:26:29 AM PDT by Kaslin

ICYMI, on the campaign trail on Ohio on Friday, the president had just a few choice words about why people should get out and vote in response to rally-goers booing at the mention of Mitt Romney.

Obama Says Voting Is The Best Revenge

I won’t even waste a facepalm on this swing-and-a-miss, but I have to wonder: What, exactly, was the president thinking here? (I think it’s safe to guess that that was not on the teleprompter.) I realize it was meant to be a casually funny, throwaway remark, but when you’ve run such a doggedly negative campaign and people are craving that good ol’ Hopenchange spirit of days gone by, it just sounds snide and petty. This is the time in the race when you’d think both candidates would be going for an uplifting, positive tone, and “revenge” is a pretty harsh and loaded word that begs some logical questions: Revenge against whom? The GOP candidate who’s had the audacity to challenge him and his failed policies in this pesky democratic system of ours? Or, perhaps, could it be for revenge against the stagnant economy and failed policies of the last four years? That would make much more sense.

What’s more, it sets Romney up for some wholesome rejoinders, like this one:

Romney: Obama said to vote for revenge, I ask the American people to vote for love of country

Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for “revenge.” For “revenge.” Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.

Easy peasy. This was at a mega-rally in Ohio last night, by the way, that turned up tens of thousands of supporters and included dozens of bigtime GOPers who’ll be stumping on Romney’s behalf throughout the battleground states in the closing days. Coming to a swing state near you, via CNN:

At least 40 of those surrogates appeared at the chilly outdoor rally with Romney and Ryan that drew a massive audience in the Cincinnati suburb– crowd estimates ranged from 18,000 to 30,000 – and included a performance by Kid Rock, who belted out “Born Free” from on top of a piano.

Guests included 2008 GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain; Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida; House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio; and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who delivered a series of blistering zingers against the president who rallied the crowd with line after line of reasons why Obama should “resign” and faulting him for “incompetence” over the Libya consulate attacks. …

Of the GOP powerhouse Romney said, “They are about to Fan out across the entire nation to make sure we have victory on November 6, and some comic on the team has named us the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally – I got it out – that’s R6 for short.They’re going to make sure we win. Ohio is the center place. We’re going to make sure this is the place we take. And we’re going to take back the White House.”



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; bho2012; loveofcountry; revenge

1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:26:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I know its been said over & over, but imagine where this race would be if we had an unbiased MSM.


2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:31:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Revenge will certainly come on November 6th, against the Obama regime. And the next administration needs to go after and prosecute this criminal cabal.


3 posted on 11/03/2012 10:32:01 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Feel the Power - GOP Tsunami Warning Issued for November 6th)
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To: Kaslin

Who is Barry telling his zombies to take their revenge on? Americans? Nice job Barry! He’s a hater.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:33:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: skeeter

Obame slipped into Community Organizer Mode. Sounds like something he would say on the South Side of Chicago.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 10:37:34 AM PDT by radioone ( Main Stream Media. The Government built that.)
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To: skeeter
“I know its been said over & over, but imagine where this race would be if we had an unbiased MSM.”

Exactly.

Romney's response, juxtaposed with Obama’s, tells you everything you need to know about the motivations and character of these two men. Obama has always been about ‘payback’ and ‘vengeance’. Always. I don't view him much differently than I do Farrakhan, except that Obama has been until recently more dangerous, because he was able to put a soft face on a similarly radical message and agenda.

6 posted on 11/03/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kaslin

Obama’s facial expression and body language in that video are downright ugly.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 10:49:37 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Kaslin

His mafia don wannabe side is showing...


8 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:34 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Kaslin

"Vote for love of country!"

A fitting theme for the last two days of this campaign!

The Founders of America, impassioned believers in Creator-endowed life, liberty, rights, laws to protect them, and freedom of individual enterprise and opportunity certainly would echo Mitt Romney's statement today!

After centuries of Government-over-People arrangements, whether by one, a few, or many, our Founders saw liberty as a Creator-endowed blessing (see Preamble to Constitution), and that Constitution which formed our Republic changed that arrangement to a Creator - People - Governmeent form of self-government which protected those "blessings" of liberty.

Revenge is not an emotion which is conducive to good government or successful individual lives.

Hopefully, on Tuesday, American citizens, motivated by an internal longing for more liberty and less government will have made their appeal to Divine Providence, as did the Founders, and exercise their sacred right to vote for a leader who appeals, not to their baser emotions, but to their God-given longings and desires.

Perhaps we might be inspired by listening to a tremendous modern hymn entitled, "Heal Our Land," by Orrin Hatch,, as performed by Winton Phipps.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:43 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Alberta's Child

This will hurt O with Indy’s. His campaign tried to clarify this morning. It is getting a decent amount of notice on the media outlets and twitter.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 10:58:49 AM PDT by gswilder
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To: Alberta's Child

It has nothing to do with the color of the people involved, but character. But, you know that, of course. Don’t worry, I fixed it for you.

“I think Obama is going to lose badly because a lot of... people who may not have a strong interest in politics are sick of having a surly... malcontent in the White House.”


12 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:59 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: goodnesswins

***His mafia don wannabe side is showing...****

Well, he ‘donned’ that Air Force One Bomber Jacket. He must have thought it would make him ‘macho’.

He is such a spoiled child!!!


13 posted on 11/03/2012 11:13:01 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama has been taking his revenge out on America for 4 yrs.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: CatOwner

[ Obama’s facial expression and body language in that video are downright ugly. ]

Yep. That’s why it made such a great ad. Obama hates everyone and anyone who doesn’t support him. How does he plan on uniting a divided nation if (please God no he happens to get re-elected? This rhetoric certainly isn’t going to do it!


15 posted on 11/03/2012 11:17:09 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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Donate here!


Government did not build this.
You did!!



16 posted on 11/03/2012 11:19:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: Alberta's Child

Comments like yours are not helpful when some of us are trying to convince previous Obama voters that voting against him has nothing to do with racism.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 11:20:26 AM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: Owl558
I think it has everything to do with the color of Barack Obama -- because that is how he has chosen to define himself.

A white candidate (Joe Biden, for example) probably could have gotten away with that comment. But to hear it from a guy whose own life has been nothing more than a race-based diatribe is just too much. The Obama campaign knows this all too well -- which is why that bigfoot-looking creature Michelle has been kept out of public view for the last few weeks.

By the time Wednesday rolls around, I predict that a lot of moderate people in the media are going to start referring to Barack Obama as "President Dinkins."

18 posted on 11/03/2012 11:23:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: JediJones

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19 posted on 11/03/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Kaslin

Romney should ride this revvenge comment til election day....its getting mainstream play


20 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT by teg_76
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To: Kaslin

Romney should ride this revvenge comment til election day....its getting mainstream play


21 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT by teg_76
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To: Kaslin

Romney should ride this revvenge comment til election day....its getting mainstream play


22 posted on 11/03/2012 11:32:30 AM PDT by teg_76
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To: Kaslin

Mitt Romney and his spouse are the class act in this Presidential election.

I wasn’t happy with him as a candidate, but I am getting happier by the day.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 11:40:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
Romney: Vote for love of country, not revenge

Yes!! This is the perfect theme to counter a despicable demagogue, who has preached hatred against traditional American values & traditionally minded Americans, his entire adult life. (You do not sit in the pews for 20 years, in a Church where the Pastor damns America, unless you hate America and her people.)

William Flax [Romney/Ryan]

24 posted on 11/03/2012 11:44:33 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: skeeter
Don't worry, they'll get back to being their usual “tough” “investigative” “unbiased” “defenders of the nations interests” selves right after Romney is sworn in. The last 4 years of sycophancy and brown-nosing will have never happened. There will be no stone unturned in their efforts to root out any whiff of “corruption” or “cover-up” by the Romney administration. The kids won't be off-limits. Maybe Romney's being a Mormon who doesn't even drink caffeine will come in handy here.
25 posted on 11/03/2012 12:06:52 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin
Wow, just saw an Obama ad on Philly TV. His line of attack in this heavily Catholic and pro-life region? Get after Romney for wanting to see Roe v. Wade overturned and Planned Parenthood abolished. Stupid. And a good sign that the Obama campaign is seeing something in their polling here that they don’t like.

Oh, and that ad was on the Notre Dame game. Lots of Catholics watching - BWAHAHA!

26 posted on 11/03/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Kaslin

27 posted on 11/03/2012 1:34:45 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I know what it is to be Black,to be hated for who I am, more so than Whoppi does. I'm a Republican.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I read that during a Michelle O Rally a nine year old was heard saying “if Romney wins we will have to go back to the crop fields.”

The Dems are using the race card and their preaching it to people they believe they can take advantage of with lies like these. Sad how people don’t realize that both Lincoln and Martin Luther King were Republicans.


28 posted on 11/03/2012 1:46:11 PM PDT by annajones (Please Act)
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To: CatOwner

That arrogant pos’ facial expression show pure evil


29 posted on 11/03/2012 2:24:20 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

We all know what he meant by revenge.

I have lived in predominantly (in fact, overwhelmingly) black urban areas. Towns where my children would have been less than 1 per cent of the non-black kids in the public school, had I been so foolish as to enroll them in any public school.

Here’s what I took away from the experience: some black people, like some white people, nurse grudges. Some exist in a state of perpetual grievance, and their lives are virtually BUILT on resentment. They inhale and exhale wrath, envy and grudge.

And some don’t.

Obama’s people are the ones he was addressing. They’re angry, mostly with secondhand anger.

These people may be black; and they may be white. It isn’t their skin, it’s their stupidity.

Reasonable thinking people come in all colors. Even unreasonable people usually have their priorities in basic order. God, family — even idiots get it, usually.

But Obama’s people are the small, envious, resentful wound lickers.

We may take him quite literally. They want “revenge” because they really think someone else started it, and they need to hurt somebody back.

As usual, Obama off-TOTUS is as sincere as it gets. No need to parse or sweat the hermeneutics. He said “revenge” because he’s talking to those who thirst for it.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:43 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: radioone

Voting = mobilizing mobs.
That’s what it means to current President.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: loveliberty2

This is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing


32 posted on 11/03/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: HomeAtLast

***He said “revenge” because he’s talking to those who thirst for it.***

Harry Reid is the prime example. States he will not work with Romney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/11/02/harry_reid_if_romney_wins_im_not_working_with_him


33 posted on 11/03/2012 2:35:46 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Kaslin

The fact that they have had to explain his remarks show that it got enough attention and negative play to get on their radar. 4 days to go and you are having to have a spokesperson explain something away....not good. On a side note there is no good explanation or spin. Revenge on what? Fellow Americans that don’t agree with you? You know even when we were attacked on 9/11 the word revenge was never used. It also doesn’t help him that this was a small sound bite of a phrase kind of like “ You didn’t build that”. It’s just too easy to repeat and no way to spin. I found it to be very defensive. Means things are not going well if you have to resort to revenge to fire up your base. Revenge does not help me find a job or put food on the table. He’s lost it!


34 posted on 11/03/2012 2:42:36 PM PDT by proudtexasmama
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To: skeeter
It's biased, of course. But waayyy more than that, it's activist.
35 posted on 11/03/2012 6:26:56 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Alberta's Child

“I think it has everything to do with the color of Barack Obama...”

I think Americans of all colors are fed up with his incompetence to one degree or another. People are not voting against him because he’s black or they wouldn’t have elected him in the first place. This whole “revenge” thing just solidifies the point in people’s minds - we need jobs not political revenge.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 9:50:10 AM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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