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The Political Battle Over 'Marvelous' Has Begun: VIDEO

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President Obama a few days ago mocked Mitt Romney for calling Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan "marvelous."

"He said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and he even called it 'marvelous,' which is a word you don't often hear when it comes to describing a budget — it's a word you don't often hear generally," the president said Tuesday.

Seizing the moment, the Democratic super PAC American Bridge put together an ad featuring critiques of the plan, like the fact that it gives oil companies tax breaks, spliced together Billy Crystal's famous "You Look Marvelous" musical bit from the 1980s. The Hill reports, meanwhile, the Team Romney is pointing out that Obama himself has used "marvelous" on more than one occasion.

Move over, Etch A Sketch, there's a new political catchphrase in town. And you, marvelous reader, can watch American Bridge's video AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. The point is not the USE of the word, it's the context. Romney calls this horrifying Ryan Budget "marvelous." Obama refers to the inspiring words of Dr. Martin Luther King as "marvelous," to the accomplishments of his beloved wife as "marvelous," to the nation of Chile as "marvelous."

    It's the difference between "that was a marvelous sunset" and "this bag of fertilzer is marvelous."

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Apr 5, 2012 11:09:10 AM


  2. Bush: "fabulous"

    Obama and Romney: "marvelous"

    escalation

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 5, 2012 1:10:41 PM


  3. Wow! Obama is starting to look needy when he has to jump on the world "marvelous" in order to try to score political points. Surely there are some voters who want to hear the issues discussed not attacks because someone said "marvelous." And, if Obama doesn't think it's marvelous, instead of rididucling the word, he should explain his reasoning.

    Posted by: cls | Apr 5, 2012 2:51:42 PM


  4. Jeff,

    Marvelous explanation of the difference in how the word is being used. Thanks.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Apr 5, 2012 3:23:04 PM


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