Romney: Obama is not a Socialist, he’s just in over his head

This clip encapsulates my problem with Romney, that he has no backbone when it comes to really telling the truth. He’d rather dance around in politically correct language, essentially trying to put out a massive house fire with a handheld fire extinguisher.

Here he is on the BillO show being asked if he believes Obama is a Socialist. He says he won’t call Obama names and believes he’s just a big government liberal who is in over his head:



So what’s he going to do when he’s asked to repudiate people in his audience who call Obama a Socialist or refer to Obama by his middle name Hussein? What’s he gonna do then?

He’s gonna fold like a lawn chair, just like McCain.

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Anonymous
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He’s such a FOOL and a coward,he doesn’t have the guts to even speak the truth in criticizing Obama and you watch if he ever somehow gets the nomination he won’t lay a finger on Obama and will get HIS BUTT KICKED! He is a good representation of what’s WRONG WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,that the GOP elites are pushing this LOSER on us!

klaffner
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I really have to take issue with your litmus test for our candidate. First of all, it was a strong interview. It is telling that you have to reach so far to find something to dislike. Second of all it was a BS gotcha question. If he says, “Yes, he is a socialist, he looks like a loon to independents and a lot of Republicans. If he says no, people like you start with the ‘lack of conviction’ stuff. In my mind, it is way more important to avoid falling into a trap question, than to pander to those of us who want idelolgical purity. Romney did that. BTW: Obama is simply NOT a socialist. Socialism is defined as government ownership of the means of production. A bailout is bad news, but it just isn’t socialism, so Romney is right. I have strong suspicions that Obama wishes we were socialist,… Read more »

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When someone believes that the government is (or ought to be) the prime economic driver, that someone is a socialist. He may not understand that he is a socialist, but that only makes it worse. Could Romney at least have the spine to say that Obama’s policies are socialist? Guess not. The Washington insiders play kissy-face once again. “Obama isn’t a socialist, he’s just drawn that way.” Yes, I’ll vote for yet another good-looking middle-aged white guy in a power suit because I want Obama out, but let nobody be deluded that Romney or Gingrich is going to lead any kind of conservative surge. The only conservative left in the field is Rep Bachmann; she has shown considerable grit and capacity for growth and I look for her to be a leader in the conservative movement for years to come. If she’s on the ticket in the primaries she has… Read more »

NYGino
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NYGino

Will he also be afraid to use the term “Islamic Extremist”?

Personal growth
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Personal growth

Let us measure someone after prolonged actions. Otherwise he can deliver if given time.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Obviously obama is not the only politician that lies.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

As long as the conservative base behaves predictably they will have the MSM choosing their candidates for them by way of their predictable behavior.

If conservatives really want to see liberal heads explode within the MSM then nominate Newt and enjoy the show as the talking heads explode and demand conservatives play by their rules and behave predictably.

Anonymous
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if you nominate McRomney, expect the same result you got last time, and you deserve what you get.

On The Mark
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On The Mark

LOL! “I’m probably not going to be calling him names so much as calling him a failure.” That’s very considerate. I’m sure Obama is much less offended at being called the name ‘failure’ than he would be at being called the name ‘socialist’.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
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If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck… then it’s a duck.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

And Barry is a Quack!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Romney’s reply should have been to say “No, Bill, O has clearly demonstrated with his policies that he’s in fact a facist and then proceded to explain the operation that proves it. It’s not like he had to call him Adolph Hitler, just needed to call him what he is.

Revelation Highway
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Revelation Highway

How can we expect a man who fails to recognize and follow after the true Christ to not recognize and follow after a false one? Bearing a false light only tries to hide and protect the darkness of socialism.

ryanomaniac
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ryanomaniac

I didn’t have a huge problem with Romney. This interview shows me that he doesn’t remember history, like from three years ago when McCain juggled everybody’s bean bag(sorry) thinking he could elected that way. Stupid.

Gene S
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Gene S

and lets not forget the “I think President Obama is a really nice guy. It’s just his policies are bad for the country” were in trouble if this guy gets the nomination!!!

Anonymous
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Yes, and also did you see the post a couple days ago from back in 2010 when Romney said “we don’t need to get rid of all Obama care, just the parts that are not good”…….I tell you if this guy gets the nod, its just a brisk walk over the edge to destruction compared to Obama’s 100mph pace there! Either way we are screwed!

Chris Dias
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The commies are joining forces on our side so we can have the closest guy who resembles Obama.

Chris Dias
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Chris Dias

His parents were both communists with Muslim roots. He studied socialism (communism) and Islam both in school. He joined socialist associations and hired devout communists in his cabinet all the while he and his staff praised him and them for such a great choice for hire. I’m not going to vote if Romney is our guy. I don’t like Newt much at all. You guys aren’t too serious about putting out any fires.

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Please call a spade a spade! The guy ain’t just in over his head, the guy ain’t a socialist…..He is a full out Trotsky Stalinist! He studied it in the Universities and thats what he is and what he is doing to our country one industry and sector at a time is 100% proof!! Why is it that when the liberal Dems call a spade a spade we get upset, but then people in the GOP are so wimpy to state the plain hard facts??? This guy is for nothing less than reducing America to shambles so that everyone will submit to the great “statist” ideology!! Please people, lets not be afraid to call him what he is Stalinist who worshiped at the feet of Lenin and Stalin and thinks that the State is God and should be all powerful! Shame on us if we allow Romney to get the… Read more »

Anonymous
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RICK PERRY2012!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Perry 2012!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How can he be most electable? He lost every race he ran save one.

GutsyCall
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If Mitt won’t identify why Obama is a failure, then he is completely useless. Obama is a failure not because he is from Chicago, or was born in Hawaii, or because he is thin, or has brown eyes, not because he can only speak coherently when reading someone else’s words off a teleprompter or because he didn’t stay a Holiday Inn Express last night. Obama is a failure because Obama is a doctrinal Marxist/Socialist. And if Romney is a afraid publicly state the reason Obama is a failure, then how can he effectively combat Obama in the general election? Why are so many so-called Conservative pundits, publications, and leadership pushing this guy with such vigor. Ann Coulter being the most surprising at least to me. I know, they say he is the most “electable”. Well I say next to Huntsman and Paul, he is the least “electable”. He is the… Read more »

kong1967
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kong1967

Call Obama a socialist and the liberals get all pissed off. They get so offended as if you just called him Hitler or something. “Socialist” is not name calling. It’s telling it like it is. It’s an ideology which the liberals are hell bent on transforming this country into, so why do they get so offended with the accurate label?

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Stop twisting Rommey words: Obama is a Socialist. He says he won’t call Obama names and believes he’s just a big government liberal who is in over his head yet, the press is on to talk trash. Let’s make sure on this campaign trail we get the issues of what is wrong with America and how it is being ran. If we be come derailed by words that will not change the minds of the American people of how Obama is not the right man to turn this country around we will distract away for what we are trying to do.

austindpowers89
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i don’t get it… this is the one thing that makes Romney a million times better than Newt. Romney has a filter when he speaks, he’s not a lose cannon who spouts off his mouth making enemies with everyone. i don’t understand how you think we can win by mudslinging and trying to paint obama as a socialst, communist, secret muslim, kenyan… whatever. You want someone out there saying that crap? that’s how you plan to convince all those people who voted for obama last time to change their minds and vote republican this time? you’re gonna convince people obama’s an evil socialist trying to destroy the US economy and impose a welfare state? how is that not calling him names? where’s the substance? you can’t prove that to people. obama’s motives are unknown… you can only show the harm his policies have done. it makes you look pathetic, stupid… Read more »

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I like your mention of “ignoring the facts”. Ignoring the facts that Obama is a socialist is what Mittens needs to beat him over head with. Pelosi calling the Tea Party Nazi’s was name calling. Identifying Obama’s political mindset is “substance”. The inability to do that will turn off conservatives to a man who is already thought to have his own tendency toward socialism. The GOP will not thoroughly go after Obama, they have made that clear. Romney is the GOP front runner. He is telling us exactly how he plans to run his campaign, he didn’t learn anything from McLame’s failed run. Obama is not going to hold back on anything, no matter how underhanded and petty. He will use whatever means he thinks is necessary and it is important that whoever runs against him has got to be clear to the voters exactly who this man is and… Read more »

Bill Redder
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“He’s gonna fold like a lawn chair, just like McCain.”

you can count on it.

i’ll vote for romney if he gets the nomination. but i’ll be voting for a prog who may well lose to the worst president ever.

kong1967
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kong1967

He’s not the worst President ever. Didn’t you get the memo? Obama says he’s the 4th best President in history. Obama needs to get a grip on reality.

Jim Botts
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Paging Dr. Coulter……. Paging Dr. Coulter

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I think you folks should stop by the thread over at the Philip Klein article at The Examiner, where he does a very good job of expressing THE main concern over Romney as a potential President.

There are specific reasons why we should doubt Romney will manage to repeal Obamacare.

Klein is absolutely correct. The folks at The Examiner need to understand why.

(It’s a Disqus-powered comment system, so you can jump right in.)

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I know the narrative being pushed by some people is that Romney is a RINO, but if he’s such a RINO, why did Romney work on his conservative agenda in MA? I mean he was surrounded by liberals (75% liberal legislature), he could have just run as an FDR, Wilsonian Republican sitting on a couch with Nancy Pelosi (oh wait, that’s Gringrich). No but seriously, he balanced the budget, turned billions of dollars deficit into a couple billion dollar rainy day fund, he vetoed hundreds of bills, he flipped to PRO-LIFE, vetoing bills that compromised the sanctity of life, he fought gay marriage that was being pushed by the liberal courts ALL the way, he enforced immigration law, he never pardoned anyone. You need to look at his record and see what he writes, esp his recent piece on opportunity society versus entitlement society. He is no moderate. Thanks for… Read more »

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McCain was super weak. He told us to “Fight, fight, fight!” at the convention and then when it came down to it he told us we couldn’t mention Rev Wright, we couldn’t mention Obama’s radical ties, we couldn’t even say his middle name.

Romney is already taking the fight to Obama based on his policies (did you watch the last debate?), Romney will take it to Obama as much as we need to in order to win.
We just need to contrast the conservative vision of America vs Barack Obama’s record.

Romney will be able to win the middle, the independents, etc. Something Gringrich cannot do with his rhetoric. Also, women will never vote for him. I asked my lady friends what they thought of Gringrich and his philanderings. And they HATE him for that. He will never be able to win female voters, period.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Sure. As much as we need to win.

Exactly. Like. McCain.

He’s a loser.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

K-Bob, how is he a loser? Romney is a master of the turnaround. He turned around failing name brand companies, he turned around the state of MA after they were sinking in billions of dollars of debt, turning the deficit into a several billion dollar surplus, he turned around the corrupt SLC olympics.

Romney is no McCain or a RINO, read his recent piece on Opportunity society versus Entitlement society, he’s a genius and will own Obama this fall.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

Here’s what you’ll get with Romney as your candidate. Over, and over, and over:

Obama: “Once again, I’d like to thank Mitt Romney for having the courage to come up with the model for The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act. Thanks to his hard work, we were able to finally give Americans the heathcare they need.”

Romney is a guaranteed loser, right out of the box. We may as well nominate Olympia Snowe.

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Linky11
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Linky11

C’mon, Mittens, you know you wanna say it…go on, show some backbone and call Obama what he is-a socialist, a raving socialist. There, it isn’t so hard to say, is it?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Romney is a RINO and needs to look up the word Socialist.Although I consider Barack Hussein Obama a Statist. Word came out by the RNC not to attack Obama, so Mitt is probably following that edict. John McLame took the same approach and we all know how that ended up.

Mike Lee
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This is why the GOP should nominate Perry. The election needs to be about socialism/progressivism vs. capitalism/individualism. Romney and Gingrich, while articulate, cannot make the case that needs to be made. Neither of them are for small govt. Perry, while not the most articulate guy I’ve ever listened to (lol), has the bonafides. He can show a model that works – Texas – versus the current state of America. He can bring the case against Obamacare. Against over-regulation.

I’m not a Perry booster. I have concerns about America wanting another Texan POTUS. But it has become clear to me that Perry makes the most sense given the current situation and candidates. I believe that Romney or Gingrich would both be better than Obama, but you’re going to get muddled, politically centrist, government-based policies from them. They are both squishes.

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Actually, In all seriousness. I don’t have a problem with Flip refusing to call him a socialist. This plays into the Coulter theory that all of us on the right want a fire breathing, angry, lunatic who’s willing to call Barry a kenyan marxist. I think there is room to have discretion in the things that you say. We all know that he doesn’t want to say the word because he doesn’t want it used against him later. Everything is calculated and precise with this guy. Which is perfectly fine when running. BUT, the huge problem with Flip is that he may possibly believe every squishy librul thing in his core. Having a moderate tone is fine with me, I expect that from a Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, Allen West, marco rubio (people whom I actually have enthusiasm about becoming President). But this moron has a moderate tone AND moderate… Read more »

Travis Pierson
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I think Romney is a classical liberal with no strong political principles – more driven by the direction of the day’s political wind. Politically speaking, he’s more pragmatic than ideological. He’ll espouse the policies he thinks he needs to in order to be elected. That’s not all bad. He would never have been governor of MA if he was a conservative purist.

The problem I have with him is that he will not stand on principle when public opinion is weak or clearly wrong. That’s how I view his involvement in MassCare. His state clearly wanted a single payer system, so he helped give them one. If he was more principled, he would never have participated in crafting the legislation and would have told the legislature they would have to pass it over his veto.

We need a real leader now. Not a weather vane.

Anonymous
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You’re mostly right, except for the “direction of the day’s political wind” part. This is what I really don’t understand about Flip. If he’ll say anything or do anything to get elected, as is his M.O., then why the hell doesn’t he pretend to be conservative…….right now. The 2008 version of Flip Romney was far more conservative than this current version. Did you listen to his RNC speech? The guy actually passed for a conservative. But now, for 2012, he’s running as a moderate-centrist? This makes no sense whatsoever. Right now, the base is looking for a red-meat conservative who’s solid to the core. Someone who’s willing to make some radical changes to DC. If there was ever a time to run as a credible conservative, it’s now. Why the hell would someone be so oblivious to that open fact. It’s truly strange.

patriot077
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I think he is kissing up to the establishment. They are the only ones that support him – and even they are getting scared that he can’t pull it out of the bag. And he shouldn’t. We need strong honest leadership at this point in time or we are just … toast.

Travis Pierson
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As the establishment front runner, I think he’s taking the nomination for granted and preparing for the general election. He’ll look a lot more consistent and will leave fewer land mines for Obama’s team to dig up if he doesn’t have to make a big lurch to the right after the primary.

Obama’s has a dedicated army of loyalists and we already know he’s willing to cheat to win. To beat him and put to rest any pending lawsuits contesting the election, the Republican will have to win in a landslide.

Pleasing the conservative base could win Romney the primary, but our next President will be the one who most appeals to the mushy middle. I think they are his target.

Anonymous
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Flip Romney: Poll Tested and voter approved!

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Let’s get this straight. Glenn Beck can call Newt a ‘progressive/soicialist/facist/marxist/devil’, but says he CAN vote for Mitt Romney or Ron Paul in a 3rd party. …. what?,…. what?? nothing inconsisitent there right? Mitt can’t even dare to say the word socialist, so brave and so bold.
Newt on the other hands takes the fight to Obama with every chance and never hesitates to call obama what he is. A REAL marxist/soccialist.

StNikao
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Beck has praised Bachmann or Santorum. I have not heard him recommend Romney or Huntsman, though, in spite of the Mormon connection. Beck may be coming around on Gingrich because of the fact that Newt is willing to take on the activist liberal bullies in the judiciary. However – Beck and the rest of the pundits and media people from Limbaugh to Drudge are only fallible humans with good intentions, and a love of God and country. Beck is a wild man of fierce enthusiasms, who likes to be an opinion leader and influence the public and sometimes unwilling to admit mistakes. Glenn Beck is not to be our guide or prophet any more than Joseph Smith, William Miller (of the 1843 Great Disappointment), Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker, Mohammed or Jim Jones should be. At the very center of the Bible has Psalm 118:8-9 is a strong admonition/warning: Don’t trust… Read more »

StNikao
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StNikao

WHY does the Liberal Media LIKE Romney?

WHY do they demonize all the Conservatives? (Despite the fact that Liberal states and cities are bankrupt?)
Why do they call the Tea Party terrorists? (Yet love the Occupiers?)
Why do they call Ryan’s plan evil and a lie in today’s news? (Yet love every costly wasteful crony-beneficient plan of Obama’s that history has shown to fail?)

There’s a long history of this. This Spectator article traces the history of this battle and gives a long, but not complete list of conservatives the liberals and their press have attempted to sideline and discredit. http://spectator.org/archives/2011/12/06/the-demonizing-of-conservative

And the author says why this is so.
That it’s the same old battle and the same old choice:
“To choose the individual and freedom over collectivism.
To choose faith over atheism.
To choose God over Man.”

Romans 1:18-32 shows us the progression of the choices that lead into lawlessness and perdition.

Anonymous
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McCain lite

K-Bob
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K-Bob

McCain lite like

fify

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well, for the record, R-O-M-N-E-Y and C-O-W-A-R-D are both six letters.

Travis Pierson
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Travis Pierson

President Obama is in over his head precisely BECAUSE he is a Marxist ideologue.

Winston
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Winston

He is gutless.. Like Obama…

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