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Romney on ‘O’Reilly’: Obama is not a socialist
The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Edited on 12/20/2011 7:37:06 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

O’Reilly: Is he a socialist?

Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.

O’Reilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan that’s top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guy’s a socialist — it’s class warfare that’s what he’s gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch. Is he a socialist?


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He's a socialist, and so are you, Mitt.

FUMR!!!

1 posted on 12/20/2011 3:59:03 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I am not sure of the distinction between Socialist and Communist but Obama is the one which is worse.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 4:01:38 PM PST by yarddog
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt doesn’t want to give the game away. If he admits Obama is a ‘socialist’, what does that say about him?


3 posted on 12/20/2011 4:02:49 PM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Be nice to barry. That worked out great for McCain.


4 posted on 12/20/2011 4:03:11 PM PST by DManA
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To: yarddog

You are right. I may not be able to define pornography but I surely know it when I see it.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 4:03:20 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rabscuttle385

Big Government Liberal Democrat = socialist/marxist Mitt.

Come on, you can say the words. It’s past time to quit parsing words and call it exactly what it is.

We owe our kids and grandkids at least that much, and to work our hearts out to turn their agenda around!

Obama is a Marxist Ideologue
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama-time.htm


6 posted on 12/20/2011 4:03:53 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Tallguy
Mitt doesn’t want to give the game away. If he admits Obama is a ‘socialist’, what does that say about him?

It says that he believes he can be the first person in history to make Socialism work. They all believe that. They are killing with it.

7 posted on 12/20/2011 4:04:40 PM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: rabscuttle385
You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.

Politically it would be disastrous to call a socialist foe a socialist when the caller is a socialist too.

Romney is the best damn chance 0bama has to claiming a 2nd term.

8 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:12 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

Willard, if you’re not willing to go ten rounds with The Anointed/Appointed/Seclected One, then we don’t want you. At all.


9 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:22 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: rabscuttle385
Horse Hockey Mitt and you're OBuzzard on steroids.
10 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:31 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tallguy
what does that say about him?

I think the Republican contestants should just start bashing Myth and collectively make the case that Myth is, in reality, Gorden Gekko (from the film Wall Street

The Demoncrats are going to do it sooner or later.

11 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:43 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: rabscuttle385

Has O’Reilly admitted Obama is a Socialist yet?

He poo-pooed the possibility at every opportunity for the past few years.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:06:36 PM PST by digger48
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To: rabscuttle385

How on earth does Romney even get 25% in the polling?
Do people just not get he is just like BHO?
Everyday he comes out with another reason to never consider him in the primary.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:06:36 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s digging for moderate votes, and praying the Press actually like him. Sucker!


14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:13 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt does not know much about ducks. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . .

Come on Mitt! Use your head!


15 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:36 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: yarddog
I am not sure of the distinction between Socialist and Communist but Obama is the one which is worse.

Communism is simply one way of implementing socialism. In communism the means of production is owned by the state. In national socialism, the means of production remains in the hands of the public but the government controls the output and determines who benefits from the profits. - see General Motors for example
16 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:56 PM PST by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: rabscuttle385
This state of denial about Obama has been "official" republican establishment policy since 2008. McCain hewed to it, and other, "moderate" flunkies like Bennett and Romney et al still can't bring themselves to face the truth. They have consultants, according to Rush, who caution them not to tell the truth about obama because it will "offend" some idiot in Bumf*k Iowa.
17 posted on 12/20/2011 4:08:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tallguy
That he's been paying attention?

Why shouldn't we call him what he is? The folks over at the Socialist Review claim him as one of their own. Dr. Manning Marable, a lion of the left, openly stated that Obama surrounds himself with communists, independent marxists, and socialists, and is a student of socialism.

Through Obama's Eyes

18 posted on 12/20/2011 4:09:34 PM PST by TheWriterTX (All in now for Newt Gingrich)
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To: rabscuttle385

One more nail in Myth’s coffin...as it were.....


19 posted on 12/20/2011 4:11:58 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: rabscuttle385

Weasel words!


20 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: yarddog
I think someone said "Communism is socialism, in a hurry." That actually may be a relevant observation here, given the Usurper's urgency to destroy the nation. The OWS is his first overt political assault on America. By next summer they will be much more vicious, and there will be violence. "Communist" may not be far off at that.
21 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:15 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: theDentist
He’s digging for moderate votes, and praying the Press actually like him.

Sucker!

Color him stupid.

He is making the same mistakes McLame did in 2008

22 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:59 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: theDentist
He’s digging for moderate votes, and praying the Press actually like him.

This is Romney we are talking about.....soon he will fill his digging in and claim conservatism once again out of desperation.

Strait talk is not in his nature as a politician.

23 posted on 12/20/2011 4:13:24 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
Obama is not a socialist

Correct, he is not a socialist, he is a racist socialist pig POS

24 posted on 12/20/2011 4:15:30 PM PST by drypowder
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney = McCain II. He will not challenge Obama directly or indirectly debate or not.
Am I seeing this wrong?
25 posted on 12/20/2011 4:16:46 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: yarddog

I am not sure of the distinction between Obama and Romney.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 4:16:59 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: jonrick46
Mitt does not know much about ducks. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . .

Mitt wouldn't want to offend other migratory birds by profiling like that...

besides, I'm not too sure he would even know the difference.

"I purchased a gun when I was a young man. I've been a hunter pretty much all my life," he said this week in Keene, N.H., to a man sporting a National Rifle Association cap.

Yet the former Massachusetts governor's hunting experience is limited to two trips at the bookends of his 60 years: as a 15-year-old, when he hunted rabbits with his cousins on a ranch in Idaho, and last year, when he shot quail on a fenced game preserve in Georgia.

27 posted on 12/20/2011 4:17:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: rabscuttle385

What hell else cay you say?

He’s of the same GOP ilk as was Michael Steele, and this approach is a sure fire LOSER for the USA and the GOP.

Stand and FIGHT!!!!

Call this regime WHAT IT IS!!!

The ONLY thing missing from this regime and the USSR is the Politburo with 0bamaclown as the Chairman.

Un-effing believable, really it is...


28 posted on 12/20/2011 4:18:09 PM PST by R0CK3T
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s too weak to even say “socialist”!
McLame was to weak to say “Hussein”.


29 posted on 12/20/2011 4:18:23 PM PST by TheConservativeParty ( PRAY FOR AMERICA)
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To: rabscuttle385

I am so discouraged that I think we have lost our country and Hussein will be king for life. I fear he is invincible. Who can stop him?


30 posted on 12/20/2011 4:18:41 PM PST by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney has no edge to him at all; Zero will crush him as he coolly grins all the while as only a comfy come-what-may elitist can.


31 posted on 12/20/2011 4:18:52 PM PST by Dysart
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To: yarddog
I am not sure of the distinction between Socialist and Communist but Obama is the one which is worse.

Fascist and Nazi (National Socialist) are in there somewhere...

32 posted on 12/20/2011 4:19:20 PM PST by null and void (Day 1064 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: rabscuttle385

Yet another reason I can’t stand Mitt and his hemming and hawing.

He has NO core principles.

Did anyone see his Top Ten on Letterman? (I caught the YouTube) He’s totally phoney looking, stiff as a bored and robotic.

Makes Al Gore look animated.


33 posted on 12/20/2011 4:23:19 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'll vote for Mitt Romney when Hell freezes over. He'd be as bad as Obama.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney is the second coming of John McCain. He must be defeated in the primaries; I don't care by who.

The last thing this country needs is another socialist coward, regardless of party. NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!
34 posted on 12/20/2011 4:26:32 PM PST by Cato in PA (ABR: Anybody But Romney)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt is an unmittigating failure at being a MAN!


35 posted on 12/20/2011 4:28:23 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: yarddog

36 posted on 12/20/2011 4:29:13 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: rabscuttle385
"He's a socialist, and so are you, Mitt."

Romney CAN'T be a Socialist - National Review says he's our only hope.
/sarc>

37 posted on 12/20/2011 4:30:20 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney just self-immolated!

A candidate so timid at this stage is worse than Ron Paul with Iran!!

38 posted on 12/20/2011 4:30:27 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: rabscuttle385
He's playing it just right. We all know what Obama is. Romney is simply not going to be goaded by the press into using the kind of language (true though it may be) that can be used against him in the general. As much as I would enjoy his saying, ‘oh, absolutely,’ I appreciate the discipline.
39 posted on 12/20/2011 4:34:53 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: rabscuttle385

If you can’t even identify the enemy properly, how can you hope to defeat him?


40 posted on 12/20/2011 4:36:36 PM PST by Argus
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To: rabscuttle385

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Obama’s a socialist
and Romney is too.

FUMR.


41 posted on 12/20/2011 4:37:09 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: rabscuttle385

A politician from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts wouldn’t know socialism on a bet. After all, it’s a normal political idea there.

Romney probably wouldn’t even call Castro a socialist.


42 posted on 12/20/2011 4:40:52 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: rabscuttle385

Can anyone else see Romney saying... there is nothing to fear from another Obama term?

I can.

No Thanks Romney, even McCain looked conservative in comparision to you.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 4:42:36 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: Psalm 73
I'm sorry to say but it looks like Romney IS the only candidate I can stand, and I can barely stand him. Maybe he will “evolve” in office. The others in the race have all let me down as presidential material. Ann Coulter can't be completely wrong, can she?
44 posted on 12/20/2011 4:46:06 PM PST by Roy Baty
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To: rabscuttle385
This WEASEL FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY DOESN'T HAVE THE BALLS to fight communists.

He is a coward from a family of military service avoiding cowards, a cultist, and a degenerate liar.

So afraid of being branded MCCARTHYITES, these country club establishment glad handing sons of bitch WASHINGTONIANS running the RNC.

PAYBACK IS COMING

"You are seeing today an all out attempt to marshal the forces of the opposition, using not merely the communists, or their fellow travelers-the deluded liberals, the eggheads, and some of my good friends in both the Democratic and Republican Parties who can become heros over night in the eyes of the left-wing press if they will just join with the jackal pack"

45 posted on 12/20/2011 4:48:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

46 posted on 12/20/2011 4:56:26 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Tallguy
Mitt doesn’t want to give the game away. If he admits Obama is a ‘socialist’, what does that say about him?

Yup. Takes one to KNOW one.

47 posted on 12/20/2011 5:04:11 PM PST by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

Santorum.

Romney is a “no” from the get-go, and Gingrich is self-destructing. But then again those Iowans have a way of screwing us all up.


48 posted on 12/20/2011 5:04:49 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: rabscuttle385

While I am not a Romney fan, your title is not a fair description. He did not say he isn’t a Socialist.

However, our side is sunk if we don’t punch hard; which means the country, idiots and all, is sunk unless we punch hard.


49 posted on 12/20/2011 5:10:13 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Rome2000

Hey, I’m sold - where can I sign up for THAT!?


50 posted on 12/20/2011 5:12:36 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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