Why I Will Defend Romney When Obama Inevitably Takes His “I Like To Be Able To Fire People” Line Out Of Context

And by “defend” I mean, “laugh and laugh and then laugh some more”.

First, if you haven’t seen it, here’s Mitt’s gift to Obama.

Now even though I don’t like Mitt, normally I’d point out that Obama is a lying SOB. Except someone said it was perfectly legitimate to take a quote out of context. Who was that someone? Why one Willard Romney.

At issue is this soundbite that the Romney campaign used from Obama: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

In fact, Obama that day was quoting an unnamed campaign advisor for Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee. The full quote: “Sen. McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”

Romney’s campaign did provide the full context of the quote in a release announcing the new ad Monday night, he pointed out Wednesday. But for the viewers watching, there is no such disclaimer.

Still, Romney defended the spot.

“It was instead to point out what’s sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander,” Romney told reporters. “He spoke about the economy being a huge burden for John McCain. This ad points out, guess what, it’s now your turn. The same lines you used on John McCain are now going to be used on you, which is that this economy is going to be your albatross.”

If we’ve learned nothing else this primary season it’s that we may not question or attack Romney. I’d like to defend Romney when the inevitable happens but that would be disagreeing Mitt. In the new GOP, that’s simply not allowed.

Sauce, goose, gander, etc.

70 to 75% of the GOP begged the rest not to pick Romney. Well, we couldn’t come up with a candidate we could agree on and Mitt will be the nominee. The 25% of the party that wanted Mitt all along will have him. And they can spend the next 10 months defending him. Good luck with that!


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Posted on January 10, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The issue isn’t bashing Romney, the issue is bashing Romney when it’s too late. For the whole friggin’ primary season we (you, me, everyone that ever thought of voting conservative) has been begging for the not-Romney’s to go after Romney and not each other. But nooooo, they bash away at each other and Romney was given a free pass to knock each breakaway on the head (with the enthusiastic help of the not-Romney peloton). And now, when it is finally too late, the not-Romney’s see that they need to bash Romney. Too late, numbnuts, you all blew your chances.

    Romney played hardball from the opening whistle and now the game’s over. Sit and scream that it’s all unfair, Newt. Yell that he cheated, Perry. Fact is you both BLEW IT! You all BLEW IT and crying like a bitch ain’t gonna change the final score. So suck it up and write a book about the experience. But fall in line. ‘Cause that’s what you need to do so we can beat Obama. And I’m frickin’ mad at you in particular, Perry, for being so damn weak.

    And Drew, your anger should be directed at Newt for blowing his chance. Romney won. Newt lost. Romney is as flawed as your posts and tweets all suggest, and yet still Newt blew it. Newt has some major league apologizing to do.

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