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Romney Campaign Responds to Clinton Speech

RomneyRomney spokesman Ryan Williams issued a response in the early morning hours to Clinton's DNC speech:

“President Clinton drew a stark contrast between himself and President Obama tonight. Bill Clinton worked with Republicans, balanced the budget, and after four years he could say you were better off. Barack Obama hasn’t worked across the aisle – he’s barely worked with other Democrats – and has the worst economic record of any president in modern history. President Clinton’s speech brought the disappointment and failure of President Obama’s time in office clearly into focus.”

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  1. Be a Republican, and start your day with a big lie.

    Posted by: Demian | Sep 6, 2012 8:57:06 AM

  2. Um he hasnt worked across the aisle ? Why do you suppose that is ? Maybe because everytime he has reached out across the aisle they have tried to bite his hand off !! Are they serious ? They filibustered a record number of times, they stonewalled, the voted against any of their own bills that Obama sponsored and jeopardized the entire economy over the debt ceiling....these people dont realize we watch what they are up to ?

    Posted by: paul | Sep 6, 2012 8:58:51 AM

  3. Wow. You could fertilize all the farms in America with all the BS that Romney and Ryan are spouting. It's more and more obvious that they have no regard for the truth whatsoever.

    Posted by: Griff | Sep 6, 2012 9:00:38 AM

  4. The ONLY agenda the Republicans have had since DAY ONE has been to NOT work with the President on ANY issue, and to get him out of office because he's black. PERIOD. -- These people are lying sacks of garbage.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Sep 6, 2012 9:09:03 AM

  5. you gotta hand it to Romney & Co: what they lack in truthfulness they make up with audacity.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Sep 6, 2012 9:12:12 AM

  6. Wow. I don't quite know what else to say. This goes hand in hand with the lie that Obama is the most liberal president in the history of the world. Someone needs to take Romney's statement and give him a bulleted list of all the compromises that have been made for the Republicans.

    Posted by: Ryan | Sep 6, 2012 9:13:16 AM

  7. "[H]as the worst economic record of any president in modern history."

    Aren't Reagan and Bush II better contenders for that title?

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 6, 2012 9:22:07 AM

  8. Really? That's what mittens heard? Guess he didn't hear the facts and figures. But then they Wouldn't mean that much to someone who never had to balance a budget.

    Posted by: J. Leo | Sep 6, 2012 9:26:13 AM

  9. Willard and Lyin' Ryan ----what a pair!
    And they represent the pious, theocratic "right-kind of people."

    Posted by: Nick | Sep 6, 2012 9:34:06 AM

  10. They really are in an alternate reality.

    Well, I guess, all they have left is that Obama is a Muslim.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Sep 6, 2012 9:50:57 AM

  11. "I'm not the bad man, he is!"

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 6, 2012 10:01:39 AM

  12. Dispatches from Bizarro-world.

    Posted by: Mikemike | Sep 6, 2012 10:07:19 AM

  13. @RYAN I agree wholeheartedly. Obama is centrist, if he is anything. He is just barely liberal.

    Here's a link (I hope) to a NY Times article from the other day demonstrating not only how far to the right the GOP has lurched but how much to the right the national dialogue has turned.

    The last truly liberal president we had is probably (and ironically) Richard Nixon!


    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 6, 2012 10:27:45 AM

  14. 'They' always called Clinton the 'first Black President'. But, of course, everyone could see he was really White. On the other hand, Obama...

    Posted by: chuck | Sep 6, 2012 10:37:26 AM

  15. Lying for America. Off-shore, Off-Message and Off - Our rockers.

    Posted by: Romney & Ryan | Sep 6, 2012 10:45:50 AM

  16. That face pic is a good choice--spectral. It makes me think that Tom Cruise would be a good choice to play Willard. Similar facial structures--and that's aside from the "spiritual realms" similarities.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Sep 6, 2012 10:50:40 AM

  17. Vote Republican, vote fantasy. There's a Bob Woodward book out on 9/11 that talks about how Obama and John Boehner worked diligently on the budget last year, only to have Boehner pull out at the last minute. Shows the kind of cross-aisle honor the Republicans put into that kind of thing. Unreal Romney-- the man who can work fantasy but not reality.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Sep 6, 2012 11:03:44 AM

  18. BTW, doesn't that picture of Romney make him look like Jamba from Pee Wee's Playhouse? Flamboyant in his bad predictions.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Sep 6, 2012 11:08:48 AM

  19. L O L. Brilliant! Their response is to say "I'm rubber, you're glue, what you say bounces off me and sticks on you"...I mean really? That's going to be their strategy when things get tough? Wow

    Posted by: secret identity | Sep 6, 2012 11:27:41 AM

  20. @J Leo - I have heard both that MA requires a balanced budget and that Romney left a hefty deficit. Damn those fact checkers!

    @Pete N SFO - There's also the rumor that Obama is the first gay president. This may be what Chuck is referring to.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 6, 2012 11:33:21 AM

  21. They must live in an alternative universe. Instead of rebutting point by point what Clinton levelled against them, they just ignored the facts and put out some childish statements.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 6, 2012 11:50:36 AM

  22. Survey says! "Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt"

    Nice try Lyin' Ryan Jr.

    Posted by: Jakeinlove | Sep 6, 2012 12:09:06 PM

  23. @Jamal

    Nixon even offered Ted Kennedy a proposal of universal health care but he turned it down (the reason escapes me (atm).


    The MA budget has been a mess ever since the Big Dig which Romney was governor over much of that period.

    Posted by: Sam | Sep 6, 2012 12:33:24 PM

  24. http://www.freep.com/article/20120906/NEWS15/120906035/fact-check-Bill-Clinton-speech-Democratic-National-Convention

    The Factcheckers also checked Clinton's facts.
    They checked out better than those of that "intellectual" of the GOP, delivered in a lackluster manner. It may be the reason the Mitt Campaign finds it hard to find a response.

    Posted by: simon | Sep 6, 2012 12:33:38 PM

  25. Hahaha. The Romney campaign is banking on nobody actually digging into what they say (sadly, this works for Republicans). This isn't going to work on independents. Clinton made the case for Obama vs Romney very clear.

    Posted by: Randy | Sep 6, 2012 1:05:49 PM

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