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  • Romney Backer: Obama Is An Un-American Pot-Smoker (Sununu)

    07/17/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 64 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dorsey Shaw
    Sununu's full quote: "He has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn't be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S., he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago."
  • Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’ (from the same 'blame Bush' crowd?)

    07/16/2012 3:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/12
    Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’Jul 15, 2012 12:41pm Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this morning on “This Week” that presumptive GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney should “stop whining” about attacks on his Bain record and just defend himself. “What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something to you or Putin says something to you?” said Emanuel. ”I give him his own advice. ’Stop whining.’ Defend — if you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.”
  • Trump: Romney Should Release Tax Records When Obama Releases College Records

    07/16/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by GVnana · 6 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 7/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The Donald is back and better than ever. Today, Donald Trump explained that Mitt Romney should release his tax records … but not until Barack Obama releases his college records. “Obama should give his college applications and records – you talk about transparency,” said Trump. “We will learn more about Obama when we look at those college applications than any other thing that can happen.” President Obama has already refused repeatedly to hand over such records, lumping the entire topic in with talk about his birth certificate. Trump, of course, is eminently correct. Those who call for Romney to release...
  • NBC's Guthrie: Does Romney Look Like He Has 'Something to Hide'?

    07/16/2012 3:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 16, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with Republican strategist Steve Schmidt on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie portrayed Mitt Romney's decision not to release more tax returns as a sign of guilt: "Mitt Romney is within the letter of the law, but he's on the low end of the norm. Do you think that he's left the impression with voters that perhaps he does have something to hide?" A list appeared on screen of the amount of tax returns released by other presidential candidates in past years as Schmidt provided a bland response that only reinforced Guthrie's assertion: "...when you don't disclose...
  • Romney campaign calls Obama remark to business owners 'insulting'

    07/16/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/16/2012 | fox news
    Republicans fired back Monday after President Obama suggested business owners owe their success to government investment, with Mitt Romney's campaign calling the remark "insulting." The president made the comment Friday during a speech to supporters in Roanoke, Va. Arguing that business owners got help from others along the road to success and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return, he said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told FoxNews.com on Monday that the remarks "reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real...
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva

    07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign trail and prefers to use her Facebook page to bash Barack Obama. The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a...
  • Santorum Debuts as Romney Surrogate in Pa.

    07/15/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 15, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum was back on the stump in his home territory of western Pennsylvania over the weekend, but this time in a new role: Mitt Romney's attack dog. "The republic is at stake," Santorum told a crowd gathered in the hot and cramped Victory Center, many of them wiping their brows. "One man is who we have to put our trust in to go out and fight that battle, and win that battle. And we must rally behind and do everything we possibly can to support Gov. Mitt Romney so he's the next president of the United States."...
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    'I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE ACCEPTING CONSEQUENCES FOR CALLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY, PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO BANKRUPTCY, AND ENGAGING IN CRONY CAPITALISM,' THE CONSERVATIVE FIREBRAND SAYS
  • Veep Beat: Pawlenty Gets Second Look, Jindal Stock Rising

    07/16/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    PAWLENTY GETS A SECOND LOOK: Mitt Romney has already made his decision on who he’ll pick as his running mate, an announcement which could come this week, according to a New York Times report, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who shares a close relationship with the Romney family and has become an energetic cheerleader for the GOP nominee, sits at the top of the list four years after he was passed over for the number two spot by John McCain. “After a short-lived presidential bid of his own last year, Mr. Pawlenty is again being considered for the Republican...
  • Rassmussen: Obama 44%-Romney 46% (Obama blows $100 million for squat!)

    07/16/2012 6:37:44 AM PDT · by hcmama · 100 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | July 16, 2012 | Scott Rassmusen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) more are undecided.
  • Pro-Romney Super PAC rakes in $20 million in June

    07/16/2012 12:18:47 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    The "Super PAC" backing Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney saw its best fundraising month yet in June, raising some $20 million and by far outpacing its chief rival group backing President Barack Obama. The pro-Obama Super PAC, Priorities USA Action, also had its best fundraising month in June but brought in $6.1 million.
  • Time Mag Editor: 'Only Thing Weaker Than the Economy Is Romney's Electoral Skills'

    07/15/2012 4:48:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 15, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    "The only thing weaker than the economy is Mitt Romney's electoral skills." Such was actually said on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday by Rana Foroohar, Time magazine's assistant managing editor in charge of economics and business (video follows with transcript and commentary): Time Mag Editor: 'The Only Thing Weaker Than the Economy Is Romney's Electoral Skills' BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: Let me-- let me go to Rana because you-- you wrote something very interesting the other day. You said that since 1967 when consumer confidence is as low as it is right now the incumbent is always defeated. Does that mean...
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • Palin: 2012 is a Battle Between 'Big Government' and 'Big Freedom'

    07/15/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/15/2012 | Tony Lee
    Sarah Palin boldly, clearly and sharply articulated the stakes in the 2012 election on Saturday when she addressed a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party event. The event took place in Michigan and was sponsored by the Michigan branch of Americans for Prosperity and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus. “2012 is a race between the party of big government and the party of big freedom,” Palin said, contrasting the Republican party's vision with that of President Barack Obama's. In reference to Obama and his policies, Palin said there was something “wrong with someone” who would want to fundamentally transform...
  • Week In News: The 'Swiftboating' Of Mitt Romney

    07/15/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | July 14, 2012 | NPR
    The Mitt Romney campaign has been busy this week fending off attacks about Romney's involvement with Bain Capital after he claims to have ceased dealing with the company's day-to-day operations. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about how this episode reminds him of the "Swiftboat" attacks against Democratic candidate John Kerry in 2004. GUY RAZ, HOST: It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. MITT ROMNEY: I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I think most...
  • GOP Gov. Calls on Mitt Romney to Release Additional Tax Returns and Show He Has ‘Nothing to Hide’

    07/14/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7-14-12 | Michael Falcone
    Bentley said that Romney’s refusal to release more returns has created a “distraction” that Democrats were successfully exploiting. “I just believe in total transparency,” Bentley told ABC News at the National Governors Association conference. “In fact, I was asked today that question — do you think that Governor Romney should release his tax returns? And I said I do. I said, I release my tax returns. I may be the only public official in Alabama that does, but I release mine every year and I just believe that people should release their tax returns. And if you get them out...
  • Romney interview with CBS News: Full transcript (Ownership vs Management of Bain Capital)

    07/13/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 164 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Jul 12 | Transcript
    On Friday, July 13, 2012, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for interviews with all five networks following several days of heightened criticisms over his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Romney defended his work there to CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford, and said the president owes him an apology for his campaign's "reckless and absurd" accusations. Below is a transcript of the full interview. Video clips are also available at CBSNews.com. JAN CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, the Obama campaign is saying that you either committed a felony by lying to the SEC or you...
  • George Shultz: Memo to Romney — Expand the Pie

    07/14/2012 5:16:13 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2012 | ROBERT L. POLLOCK
    George Shultz has one of the most preposterously impressive résumés in recent American history. World War II Marine (1942-45); distinguished academic economist; business executive; secretary of labor (1969-70); director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970-72); secretary of the Treasury (1972-74); chairman of Ronald Reagan's economic transition team; and the secretary of state (1982-89) who wound down the Cold War. He's also been an active adviser to GOP leaders including George W. Bush in the years since. And, as I just learned, he's not a bad singer either. When I called out of the blue on Wednesday morning, the...
  • Obama, Democrats Push DISCLOSE Act to Intimidate Romney Donors (US Senate vote Sunday)

    07/13/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    There are a lot of people who have been saying a lot of things about the way elections are run in the United States ever since the Supreme Court opened up new avenues of campaign spending in the Citizens United case. This wasn't always the case. Back in 2008 nary a word was heard when Barack Obama announced he would be the first general election candidate to refuse public funding for his presidential campaign, a good government safeguard in place since Watergate. If that were not bad enough, none of the so-called campaign watchdog groups showed any interest in the...
  • Team Obama: No, We Won't Apologize for Falsely Suggesting Romney's a Felon

    07/13/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Raise your hand if you're surprised by this.  Dishonorable people behave dishonorably (click through for video):   Ed Schultz, MSNBC: "Now the Romney campaign wants President Obama to apologize for Stephanie Cutter's remarks, you heard earlier, we played on that conference call about Mitt Romney either being a liar or a potential felon. Will there be an apology?" Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign press secretary: "There won't be. You know, Mitt Romney has been telling voters, since he ran for office in Massachusetts, that he left Bain in 1999. And the Boston Globe reported today that that wasn't true. Actually, that's...
  • Romney to give television interviews today

    07/13/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/13/2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    Mitt Romney will hold interviews today with ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN that will run this evening, sources tell POLITICO. The network interviews, which will be taped later this afternoon, will air during the nightly news casts. Jon Karl will interview Romney for ABC; Peter Alexander for NBC; and Jan Crawford for CBS. Jim Acosta will interview Romney for CNN. Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, which was called into question again yesterday, and his vice presidential pick will almost certainly be topics of discussion.
  • Santorum to stump for Romney

    07/13/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 81 replies
    Rick Santorum will appear Saturday at an event for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a Romney campaign official. The event, a campaign office opening outside of Pittsburgh, marks the first time Santorum will officially campaign for his former Republican primary foe...
  • Romney Stands by Anti-Abortion VP Pledge

    07/13/2012 5:13:02 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/13/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    There's not a ton of news coming out of Mitt Romney's interview tour on Bain Capital this evening. In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, the Republican presidential candidate made this comment that would seem to deflate the latest Condi-for-VP boomlet: KARL: I want to ask you about a report that popped up about Condoleezza Rice being near the top of your list of potential running mates. I know you’re not talking about the vice presidential search process but just tell me this: you said earlier that your running mate will be pro-life. Do you still stand by that. ROMNEY:...
  • Cheney: Romney the 'Only' Choice for Handling Foreign Policy Crisis

    07/13/2012 12:44:44 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Staff
    WILSON, Wyo. – Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican fundraisers Thursday night that Mitt Romney is the "only" man who can make the right decisions in unexpected foreign policy crises. The presumptive 2012 Republican presidential nominee called Cheney a "great American leader" -- and didn't mention former President George W. Bush in a 20-minute speech to a country club reception. Cheney said serving under four presidents taught him that a surprising international crisis is inevitable. "When I think about the kind of individual I want in the Oval Office in that moment of crisis, who has to make those...
  • Romney Camp Calls Obama a Liar, Obama Camp Calls Romney a Felon

    07/12/2012 4:19:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Romney not backing down, here, grab audio sound bite 16. This is a new TV ad from the Romney campaign. It's titled "No Evidence." ROMNEY: I'm Mitt Romney, and I approve this message. ANNOUNCER: When a president doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead? The Obama outsourcing attacks, misleading, unfair, and untrue. There was no evidence that Mitt Romney shipped jobs overseas. Candidate Obama lied about Hillary Clinton. HILLARY: So shame on you, Barack Obama. ANNOUNCER: But America expects more from a president. Obama's dishonest campaign, another reason America has lost confidence in...
  • New Romney Ad Calls Obama Liar, Dishonest

    07/12/2012 9:20:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 52 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | DANIEL HALPER | JUL 12, 2012
    A new television advertisement from the campaign of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacks President Barack Obama's campaign for spreading lies and dishonest attacks. Watch the ad, titled "No Evidence," here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L6b9F9IiAZw
  • Pew Poll: Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

    07/12/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    OVERVIEW Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Currently, Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters nationwide. Obama has led by at least a slim margin in every poll this year, and there is no clear trend in either candidate’s support since Romney wrapped up the GOP nomination. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted June 28-July 9, 2012 among 2,973 adults, including 2,373 registered voters, finds that Romney has not seized the advantage...
  • Rasmussen Toss-Up EC Map

    07/12/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 17 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | July 12 2012 | Rasmussen
    Has anyone noticed that Rasmussen has Romney winning or ahead in the 7 Toss Up States? If you scroll over each of the states it looks like a uphill battle for Obama. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/2012_electoral_college_scoreboard
  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies
    ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
  • Romney to visit Jerusalem

    07/11/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/11/12 | breitbart
    Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is planning a $60,000-a-plate fundraiser in Jerusalem, a source told The Jerusalem Post. The Post said in an exclusive report attendees would fly in from the United States for the July 29 event. After the fundraiser, Romney was reported planning to host a conference in Jerusalem where he will outline his Middle East policy.
  • Richard B. Cheney opens Wyoming home for major Mitt Romney fundraiser

    07/11/2012 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    When Mitt Romney arrives Thursday at the gates of Teton Pines, a majestic Wyoming country club where captains of industry flock each summer to golf on an Arnold Palmer-designed course, his purpose will be greater than spending another evening separating rich people from their money. The presidential candidate will be taking a big step toward becoming the official head of the Republican Party, as he is feted at the club and then at a $30,000-a-couple dinner at the nearby home of Richard B. Cheney, the living thread connecting the past five GOP presidencies. By hosting the fundraiser, the former vice...
  • Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'

    07/11/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way' By Jonathan Easley - 07/11/12 10:01 AM ET Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.” “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney will say, according to prepared remarks provided by his campaign. “Instead, it’s worse for African-Americans in almost every way. The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income and median family wealth are all worse for the...
  • Obama Trails Romney Again in Battle for Campaign Cash

    07/10/2012 4:59:22 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    In the battle for political cash, President Obama is finding himself in an unaccustomed place during the final months of the 2012 campaign: he is losing. Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee easily outraised the formidable Obama money machine for the second month in a row. A nonstop schedule of high-dollar events around the country brought in $106 million during June to Mr. Obama’s $71 million, giving him and his party four times the cash on hand that it had just three months ago.
  • Romney Raises Record $106.1M in June

    07/09/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    ABC defg ^ | July 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    The Romney campaign announced today that it raised $106.1 million in June, its best fundraising month to date. The money was raised by Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee. The campaign reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month. June’s loot far exceeds May’s total of more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign by $16 million. The Obama campaign has not yet released its own fundraising numbers for the month of June.
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Rasmussen Presidential Tracking Poll (Romney 46%, Obama 44%)

    07/06/2012 9:05:21 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 54 replies
    rasmussenreports.com ^ | July 06, 2012 | Staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney attracting 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. Romney has a six-point advantage among unaffiliated voters. He also picks up 20% of the vote from White Democrats.
  • Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest

    07/05/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday July 5, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities. Romney’s advisers insisted that he would keep his inner circle intact amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign. The tempest began with a weekend tweet from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and burst Thursday onto the pages of his newspaper the Wall Street Journal, as its conservative editorial board opined that Romney’s advisers were “slowly squandering an...
  • Romney Criticizes Roberts ObamaCare Decision as 'Political, not based on Constitution'

    07/04/2012 4:33:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 151 replies
    CBS News via Twitter ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | Caroline Horn, Senior Producer for Politics, CBS News
    Caroline Horn‏@CNHorn On @CBSEveningNews, @cbsjancrawford says Romney told her Roberts' opinion seemed political, not based on Constitution.
  • 100 Million Dollar Man: Romney Sets Fundraising Record

    07/05/2012 2:05:29 PM PDT · by Joe27 · 181 replies
    Mitt Romney reportedly raised more than $100 million in June, the best fundraising month of his campaign so far. Politico's Mike Allen first reported the total, which includes contributions to both Romney's campaign and the Romney Victory Fund—a joint account between the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee. A Romney spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. That's two record-breaking months in a row for the Romney team. In May, the presumptive Republican nominee raised nearly $77 million—almost $17 million more than President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The Obama campaign has not yet announced its June...
  • Team Romney: No, we’re not declaring ‘cease-fire’ on Obamacare

    07/03/2012 12:09:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 507 replies
    In the days since the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare, some Democrats and commentators in the press have suggested that Mitt Romney is declaring a “cease-fire” on the issue and will no longer make it a centerpiece of his campaign to defeat President Obama.
  • Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.

    07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 155 replies
    lauraingraham.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Laura Ingraham
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • National Right to Life: Supreme Court Decision Means Americans Must Elect Mitt Romney & A...

    07/02/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    National Right to Life Committee ^ | June 25 2012 | National Right to Life Committee
    “All voters who care about the value and dignity of human life must do everything they can to elect Mitt Romney and a Congress who are committed to repeal of ObamaCare,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “If President Obama wins re-election, it will mean massive abortion subsidies and it will put the lives of millions at risk through systematic government-imposed rationing of lifesaving medical care.” Today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the ObamaCare law is a call-to-action for the right-to-life electorate to work to elect a Congress and president this November committed to repealing ObamaCare...
  • Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's

    07/02/2012 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | July 2, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    On MSNBC, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee can't even get fair treatment when he takes a vacation. Far from it, host Martin Bashir on the program hysterically bearing his name Monday absolutely trashed the Fourth of July holiday plans of Mitt Romney while practically swooning over what President Obama and his family will be doing (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bashir Bashes Romney's 4th of July Holiday Plans, Gushes Over Obama's MARTIN BASHIR: Every week is a good week when you’re worth around $250 million, but this should be especially good for Mitt Romney. That’s because the presumptive nominee...
  • RNC Attacks Obama Joke: “You Will Not See Your Taxes Go Up” [RNC Video AD + Article]

    07/02/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bert Atkinson Jr.
    The Republican National Committee, keeping up on their social media campaigns like we haven’t seen before in a presidential election, have already released an ad absolutely belittling Obama for saying that families making under $250,000 a year would not see a tax increase. Well, Mr. Obama, your little tax increase yesterday may just come back and bite you in the bum. As pointed out in this article, the penalty for not following the direction of the individual mandate requiring all Americans to purchase health care coverage is not a fine, but a tax.
  • Rasmussen: Conservative Anger Against Obamacare Hitting 'Stratospheric Levels'

    07/02/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 389 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/2/12 | Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter
    Conservative interest in the presidential election hit “stratospheric levels” following last week’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, noted pollster and author Scott Rasmussen tells Newsmax.TV. “All that did was energize conservatives,” declared Rasmussen in an exclusive interview on Monday. “The conservative interest in the election was already much higher than that of moderates and liberals. It went up to really stratospheric levels right after the ruling. We don’t know if that will continue or if it’s just a temporary response to the news cycle.”
  • CNN poll of battleground states: Romney 51, Obama 43

    07/02/2012 2:51:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2012 | AllahPundit
    A rare case in which a news outlet actually tries to undermine its own poll by pointing out problems in its methodology. Is that because it's terrible for the Unicorn Prince or because, to be fair, it's hard to draw any conclusions from numbers these vague?I'm not putting any stock in it but let's blog it anyway. After last week's SCOTUS groin-punch, we need something to be happy about. About a third of all Americans live in states that are not considered safe Republican or safe Democratic strongholds, including toss-ups states (like Florida and Ohio) as well as states that...
  • Sen. Schumer says Romney "in a pickle" over health care

    07/01/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 1, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is "in a pickle" arguing against the president's health care bill because he passed a similar version in Massachusetts. "He prescribed this. This was his bill," Schumer said on "Face the Nation." He noted Republicans "have ads saying it's a tax increase. Are they going to say, 'Mitt Romney had the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts?'" "Mitt Romney is in a total pickle here," Schumer said, arguing that the Republican Party is in a tough position: As polls suggest the economy is the top priority of voters, he...
  • Wealthy Conservatives Working to Unseat Obama, Take Back Senate

    06/30/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intention on Friday to give $10 million to political action committees controlled by Charles and David Koch who in turn are themselves giving substantial sums to unseat President Obama and turn control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. Adelson's intentions are to give upwards of $100 million in support of conservative causes. He explained: What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we've been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the...
  • Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

    06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.