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  •  It makes me insane that the media won't (4+ / 0-)

    call the GOP out for this nonsense. This argument is so completely without merit and the media just shrugs their shoulders and accepts it.

    President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

    by askew on Tue May 29, 2012 at 08:46:21 AM PDT

    •  Actually, Chris Matthews & Co did a decent job (3+ / 0-)
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      of it on his show over the weekend, I thought, discussing how this appears to be Romney's most likely line of attack, and a weak one at that.

      An excerpt:

      Ms. HELENE COOPER (White House Correspondent, The New York Times): It—yeah. It is a tough argument, but that's one that he definitely is going to be making in the next few months. The Obama—President Obama, during that press conference in Chicago, was clear from the moment the press conference started. He knew he was going to get asked about Mayor Cory Booker's comments, you know, about Bain. And he was definitely ready, he had his talking points laid out and he said, `Look, you know, private equity is all well and good, but you know, the job of a president is not to maximize profits, it is to like create jobs.' And that—the campaign feels that that is their best bet. They're not going to let up off of that. They think that's their best bet right now, going forward, is to paint Mitt Romney as this heartless, private equity specialist who's coming in, tearing companies apart, taking the money and running. And that, in the view of President Obama, is not the way, you know, is not the...
      Ms. HUNT: Sure. And—well, and that's exactly what Romney is looking at when he makes these appeals to women. He's trying to sell himself as safe and competent. He is the guy that you can trust to, as his ads say, on day one, start to turn things around so that their children have a better outlook on life. Now, whether or not, you know, Romney can sell himself as that is part of the reason why we're seeing Obama go after his business record the way they are. And they're trying to turn his greatest strength into a weakness.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue May 29, 2012 at 09:43:20 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the transcript. Nice to see someone (0+ / 0-)

        is pushing back against this nonsense.

        President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

        by askew on Tue May 29, 2012 at 10:16:42 AM PDT

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