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Obama's 'revenge' comment reverberates on campaign trail
The Hill ^ | 11/3/12 | Cameron Joseph and Jeremy Herb

Posted on 11/03/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by randita

GOP nominee Mitt Romney began his final weekend campaign blitz in New Hampshire Saturday morning, ripping President Obama for telling supporters that "voting is the best revenge."

"Vote for revenge? Let me tell you: Vote for love of country," Romney said to cheers. 

Obama made the remark at a Friday rally after supporters booed Romney. “No, no, no. Don't boo. Vote,” Obama told a crowd in Springfield, Ohio. “Voting is the best revenge.”

The GOP nominee jumped on the comment later that day, and his campaign released an ad attacking the president for it Saturday morning.

The Obama campaign said Saturday that the president's comment was made in the context of Romney's “scare tactics.”

Spokeswoman Psaki said a Romney TV ad running in the state that suggests Chrysler was moving production of Jeep models to China was an attempt at “frightening workers in Ohio into thinking, falsely, that they’re not going to have a job.”

“And the message he was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, if you think that’s a bad deal for the middle class, then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot,” Psaki said. “It’s nothing more complicated than that.”

At his first rally Saturday in Mentor, Ohio, Obama again used his "don't boo, vote" line, but he did repeat the revenge comment.

The president did, however, attack Romney on the Jeep ads. 

“Changing the facts when they’re inconvenient to your campaign, that’s definitely not change,” Obama said at the rally in Mentor, Ohio. “But that’s what Gov. Romney’s been doing these last few weeks right here in Ohio.”

Team Obama continued to get questions about the “revenge” remark on a conference call with reporters late Saturday afternoon.

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt did not repeat Psaki’s explanation that Obama was referring to the Jeep ads. Instead he said Obama’s revenge comment was just replacing his common “don’t’ boo, vote” refrain.

“If you disagree that we should return to the same policies that crashed the economy and devastated the middle class in the first place, the place to make your voice heard is at the polls, and that’s exactly what the president addressed last night,” LaBolt said.

LaBolt also took a shot at the Romney campaign for focusing on the comment.

“It’s interesting that that’s the closing argument that the Romney campaign is making. I think that it seems very small,” LaBolt said.

While Romney and Obama are deadlocked in most national polls, the president has held the lead in most swing-state polls, including those in every state Romney is visiting this weekend. While Romney's momentum following the first presidential debate seemed to be dissipating by the end of the week, to some observers it seems that Hurricane Sandy further stalled it — and gave President Obama a boost.

“If you hadn’t had the storm, there would have been more of a chance for the Romney campaign to talk about the deficit, the debt, the economy. There was a stutter in the campaign. When you have attention drawn away to somewhere else, to something else, it is not to [Romney's] advantage,” top Republican strategist Karl Rove told The Washington Post Friday night.

The president visited Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters early Saturday before leaving for appearances in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Virginia.  After a briefing and conference call on Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Obama said that his team was putting “120 percent” into making sure communities have the resources they need, adding that “there's nothing more important than us getting this right.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: loveofcountry; revenge; thechicagoway; vengeance; voteforrevenge

1 posted on 11/03/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita

Someone ping me when the new civil war starts. This is reminiscent of the behavior right before the last one...


2 posted on 11/03/2012 3:28:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: randita

Revenge for what??


3 posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (WINNING IS EVERYTHING!)
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To: randita
Traction...nice screw up Bambi. Run the Commercial RNC, run it hard, run it often
4 posted on 11/03/2012 3:29:45 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: randita

There are so many lies in this story I don’t where to start.

It says Obama is ahead in all the state polls for swing states. Good grief. A Florida poll puts Romney ahead. A Virginia poll puts Romney ahead. A Wisconsin poll has him tied. A Susquehanna poll has Romney ahead 4 points. A New Hampshire poll has him tied. An Iowa poll has him tied.

What a bunch liars at Politico. HACKS ONE AND ALL.


5 posted on 11/03/2012 3:33:27 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: randita

Obama is man-child thug. The revenge remark let’s everybody see who he really is.


6 posted on 11/03/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

revenge for what???


7 posted on 11/03/2012 3:33:58 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: randita

Obama’s racism front and center.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 3:35:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some days it seems almost inevitable . . .


9 posted on 11/03/2012 3:36:35 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: all the best

This is how Democrats roll. The Media is in bed with them and are also thugs.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 3:37:47 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: all the best

Degenerates.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 3:38:53 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: randita

I like the begrudging way they start off reporting the line, then 90% of the remainder of the article quotes Obama & his minions in “defense”...


12 posted on 11/03/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by mikrofon (3 More Days! ... 3 More Days!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone ping me when the new civil war starts. This is reminiscent of the behavior right before the last one...

This time, the break isn't north-south, or even really by state. It is urban/rural with su urbs breaking either way.
13 posted on 11/03/2012 3:43:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: randita

Obama urges supporters to "vote" as an act of revenge. But, he is REALLY giving them permission to riot after the Romney landslide. It's a dog whistle kind of thing.


14 posted on 11/03/2012 3:45:05 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: FreedBird

Revenge for his having a black father. Revenge for his mother shuffling him off to his grandparents. Revenge for the education he got from Frank Davis. Revenge for his whole negative life. He wants everybody to pay.


15 posted on 11/03/2012 3:45:46 PM PDT by abclily
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To: everyone





“Did you hear what President Obama said today? He asked Americans to vote for revenge.

Well, I’m asking you to vote for love of country!”

16 posted on 11/03/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I live in a rental in a Hispanic majority trailer park and I sleep like a baby.


17 posted on 11/03/2012 3:50:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: garjog
Bingo! That's exactly what he is doing.

The words of a POTUS carry a lot of weight and his supporters will take his remarks about "revenge" seriously after he loses and seek ways to act it out. 0coward has been a divider all along...

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President Obama, No One in Arizona is Laughing video

Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, ... asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” - Nov. 7, 2009

Obama Attacks Americans – Says Those Who Support AZ Law Are “Anti-Immigrant” (video)

Obama uses knife/gun fight quote to fight the GOP - "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun, because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl." (video)

Obama Tells GOP "Get In Back" (video)

OBAMA TO LATINOS: 'PUNISH OUR ENEMIES' (Youtube audio-vid)

A President who uses his bully pulpit to mock and taunt Americans, who incites his followers to be confrontational, creates an atmosphere of incivility and violence.

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More evidence that they will heed his dog whistle to violence...

Black Pastor Receives Death Threats For Reversing Support For Obama

18 posted on 11/03/2012 3:51:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Mears

bfl


19 posted on 11/03/2012 3:53:31 PM PDT by Mears
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To: randita

Revenge
Redistribution
Reparations

The three R’s according to the Kenyan


20 posted on 11/03/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: randita

Obama’s inner pothead his coming out. His choomster years altered his brain for good.


21 posted on 11/03/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: randita

At this point, I am guessing that there will be at least a 50/50 chance of some rioting in the usual hotspots, like South Central L.A., Chicago, Boston, and maybe one or two others.

However, that being said, I think that nationwide, local LEOs are in a really bad mood about such things right now, and unless local political leaders tell them to stand down and let the rioters riot, they are going to savage the rioters. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

Ordinary citizens, for there part, are going to be even less temperate if rioters try to attack their neighborhoods. The public is armed to the teeth, and nervous, and are under far fewer constraints than are the police.


22 posted on 11/03/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I live in a rental in a Hispanic majority trailer park and I sleep like a baby.

When I said urban/rural, I wasn't trying to imply a primarily racial/ethnic breakdown, though in some areas that could enter the mix. Commies tend to congregate in cities. They agitate. They live for more gov control. They get power larger than their numbers because they spenx their lives focussed on that and are willling to cheat and lie for power.
23 posted on 11/03/2012 4:00:17 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: FreedBird
revenge for what???

For exposing him for who he really is, remember it was always about him.

24 posted on 11/03/2012 4:11:15 PM PDT by Clay+Iron_Times (Psalms 118:9)
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To: TigersEye

Do you mind if I share your set of link? Great info and all in one nice set!


25 posted on 11/03/2012 4:16:10 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (urn to the Constitution)
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To: jafojeffsurf

No, I don’t mind. Absolutely not! I am always glad when someone finds my posts useful and hope they share them out on as many networks as they can. Thanks for the compliment.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 4:22:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: all the best

Obama is Hitler in the bunker. He is surrounded and has no defense as the screws are tightened.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 4:24:37 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: randita
“And the message he was sending is if you don’t like the policies, if you don’t like the plan that Gov. Romney is putting forward, if you think that’s a bad deal for the middle class, then you can go to the voting booth and cast your ballot,” Psaki said. “It’s nothing more complicated than that.”

If you've got to explain it.......

28 posted on 11/03/2012 4:26:23 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: randita

Why would my President want to take revenge on another American. Isnt he the President of everyone?


29 posted on 11/03/2012 4:49:43 PM PDT by Alex Baker (Still hopeful)
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To: jafojeffsurf

Thanks, I pulled out a couple of the links that were not working and added a news article instead for one of them and will send this out to a few people...


30 posted on 11/03/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (urn to the Constitution)
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To: randita

31 posted on 11/03/2012 5:05:51 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: randita

BTTT


32 posted on 11/03/2012 5:32:43 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: randita
"voting is the best revenge."...I'm sure hoping some PAC somewhere is putting together an ad highlighting statements like this as well as O's "Romney's not one of us" and Maher's "Black people know where you live and will come to get you" - with a the tag line "Tired of the divisiveness, fear-mongering and hatred? - stop voting Democrat".....
33 posted on 11/03/2012 5:37:03 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: randita

Have to give credit to the Romney campaign for jumping on this right away, McCain would have apologized for Obama.


34 posted on 11/03/2012 6:03:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Obama is sounding like a street thug. He doesn’t sound very Presidential at all.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Clay+Iron_Times

NEW book. Exposure of the Fraud.


36 posted on 11/03/2012 6:13:22 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: fortheDeclaration

New Movie “Revenge of the Obama Zombees.”


37 posted on 11/03/2012 6:20:56 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: fortheDeclaration

New Movie “Revenge of the Obama Zombees.”


38 posted on 11/03/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT by FreedBird
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