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  1. Steve says

    It seems like sociopathy is hereditary. Neither have them has a conscience. Yeah, that’s the reason you don’t just hit people. Only because you fear to be punished.

  2. Lymis says

    Yeah, the real question is how it feels to sit there and have someone call your Dad a liar on national television.

    Not, you know, how it feels to sit there and have your Dad actually lie to millions of people.

  3. nn says

    Since mitt and his family believes that life begins at conception, why don`t people ask what about the embryos his son and his wife have left after their surrogate twins?? In their view, the embryos is human and have a right to life etc They are opposed to birth control pills etc but when their surrogate wanted to get pregnant with their children, then birth control pills is a must!
    There are so many more things to point out in that situation, where they believe a thing for others and a totally different thing when they earn on the situation.

    Being able to get the help of a surrogate to have a child is a wonderful thing. But it’s different when they really are against everything it means for everyone else – but them.

  4. Strepsi says

    @ UFFDA — no, it’s not normal. It may be normal internally, emotionally, but *anyone* whose parent is in the running to be President of the U.S. should express respect for the role.

    Good response: “Obviously I felt it was inappropriate and personally it was upsetting, but my dad also exposed some issues”.

    Bad response: what Tagg said.

    The Republicans have been running a scorched-earth strategy since Obama was elected, fomenting disrespect, distrust, and even hatred of the government and the President himself. It’s seditious, and — now we see Tea Party hating on and getting rid of moderate GOP legislators — it is already coming back to bite them in the ass. The Republican climate of fear and hate — towards the elected government of the citizens — is disgusting and wrong.

  5. Val says

    This is pathetic. Mitt Romney has been caught lying repeatedly. Tagg Romney knows the score. Therefore, his whole wanting to take a swing at the president is made up. He wants the audience to think he’s full of righteous anger when he’s really just a cynical jerk playing the audience.

    Anyone who can’t see that LYING is part of Romney’s strategy is either ignorant of the facts or is him/herself deeply cynical.

    Mitt’s ability to lie so easily to the public in such a blatant fashion with a straight face should disqualify him from office.

  6. Strepsi says

    @ UFFDA — no, it’s not normal. It may be normal internally, emotionally, but *anyone* whose parent is in the running to be President of the U.S. should express respect for the role.

    Good response: “Obviously I felt it was inappropriate and personally it was upsetting, but my dad also exposed some issues”.

    Bad response: what Tagg said.

    The Republicans have been running a scorched-earth strategy since Obama was elected, fomenting disrespect, distrust, and even hatred of the government and the President himself. It’s seditious, and — now we see Tea Party hating on and getting rid of moderate GOP legislators — it is already coming back to bite them in the ass. The Republican climate of fear and hate — towards the elected government of the citizens — is disgusting and wrong.

  7. Cadence says

    Mitt said that people’s views on violence changes, if they are raised by two parents. I guess this would disprove that theory.

    Most people know how to appropriately respond to someone saying something that they don’t like without having to resort to violence. It’s not surprising that Tagg couldn’t come up with an intelligent counter argument, I believe he’s the same one who believes that the President was born in Kenya.

  8. Maguita says

    Yes, all that religious righteous love and acceptance is so obviously showing in Tagg’s response.

    I do understand that watching one’s parent being publicly scorched is hurtful, but Tagg an adult male, even more, an adult parent who was raised in the public political arena because of his father’s career, has clearly demonstrated that hate and ignorance BREED hate and ignorance.

    Let us remember that Tagg has been raised in an environment intolerant of people of color, and same-gender relations. Where his faith promotes that the male would be admitted freely in the kingdom of his god, but his wife would not without Tagg’s absolute acquiescence. Looking at Tagg’s reaction, one can’t help but wonder what is behind that attitude, and how accommodating his faith has proven to be in regards to his own needs (i.e. signing agreement to allow the carrier of his twins to terminate pregnancy as SHE chooses to opt out of the agreement).

  9. Dominic says

    Gee, Tagg (with that name, are you sure you are not a Palin?), why don’t you work off some of that anger by volunteering to go and fight in Afghanistan? Oh, that’s right – the last 5 generations of the Romney family haven’t served in the military of the country that defends their religious freedom as no other country would.
    Maybe now Tagg may understand how Obamas daughters feel when they hear their father being called a Socialist Kenyan Muslim Usurper who is not a legitimate president by the right-wing freakazoids of the Republican Party.
    Oh, and BTW Tagg, as Eric Cartman says,”Suck My Balls!”

  10. Dominic says

    Gee, Tagg (with that name, are you sure you are not a Palin?), why don’t you work off some of that anger by volunteering to go and fight in Afghanistan? Oh, that’s right – the last 5 generations of the Romney family haven’t served in the military of the country that defends their religious freedom as no other country would.
    Maybe now Tagg may understand how Obamas daughters feel when they hear their father being called a Socialist Kenyan Muslim Usurper who is not a legitimate president by the right-wing freakazoids of the Republican Party.
    Oh, and BTW Tagg, as Eric Cartman says,”Suck My Balls!”

  11. chasmader says

    By all accounts, George Romney was a decent and kind man. How he raised such a twit, is beyond me. Though the same sort of thing happened to George HW Bush.

    As for Tagg, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  12. MarkUs says

    LOL at Incontinent Joe Biden now out on the road trying to make hay of the fact that Romney has only boys, no daughters. Can you spell P-A-N-I-C ? Love that Valerie Jarrett, she never cares how ridiculous Joe looks and gives him the funny stuff.

  13. LiamB says

    I see Mittens passed on his sociopathy. Really, Tagg, it’s only the secret service that would have kept you from slugging the president, not the fact that it would have been a childish outburst on your part?

    @Markus, the only desperation here is you.

  14. Brian says

    Tagg, perhaps you know old Russian epic of Cinderella. “if shoe fits, put it on and wear it. But the little boy doesn’t even acknowledge his daddy was corrected on stage by the moderator about Libyan terror comments.

  15. Jack M says

    No matter what he thought, he should have kept his mouth shut for fear of harming his father’s campaign (even more than is has been already). Shows you what an idiot he is.

  16. Roger says

    The level of disrespect continues to shock and sadden me. And the fact that at least 60 million people will vote for Mitt is kind of depressing. But the bright spot is there’s just not enough idiots to put these jerks into the White House anymore.

  17. Alejo says

    Learn to give respect to your elders, specially when the elder is totally opposite to your Dad. Geez! these men, I wonder what are they teaching to their children and I’m only 20. It’s just sad and pathetic.

  18. jpeckjr says

    Would be interesting if Tagg followed through at the final debate, while the debate is underway, on the air, getting up from his seat and moving towards the President, yelling and shouting.

    Would Daddy Mitt step in and try to stop him or would Daddy say “You can’t really blame him for taking up for his Dad!”

  19. ChristopherM says

    If Tagg really wants to take a swing at someone, perhaps he should start with the idiot who named him Tagg. Then again. It isn’t like he’d be doing it himself. He’d just tell his butler to do it for him.

  20. Stand Up and Fight says

    I can hardly look at Romney anymore without picturing him with a group of high school thug friends, holding down a young teenage guy and cutting his hair because he was wearing it too long. That is just one step from sexual assault, but the psychopathology is the same.

    And when I watch Romney repeatedly interrupt and badger Obama while Obama is answering a question that Romney posed, the image becomes even more vivid.

    Romney is, at his core, a bully. He tries to bully the truth with lies, tries to bully the facts with distortions, and will bully the American public with deception and manipulation if we allow him to.

    All it takes is for the public to stand up to him like Obama and Candy Crowley did, and call him out on his outright lies, and Romney cowers into a stammering, blathering heap of phony-Moroni-baloney.

  21. Steve says

    When you think your s**t don’t stink, this is a typical reaction….a reasoned, thoughtful response isn’t in the cards for the Romneys. They’re used to strong-arming people and getting their way.

  22. Binders for Obama says

    I also think this is a none-too-subtle incitement to violence against the President.

    Perhaps Papa Mitt’s taxpayer-funded Secret Service security detail should sit Tagg down and explain to him that what’s sauce for the Goose, is sauce for the Gander.

    The last thing this country needs is for some psychopath-Tea Party type to attempt violence against one of the candidates, a la Gabby Giffords. I don’t think the Romneys understand what it’s like to live with that kind of fear. Yet.

  23. walter says

    the second reason he didn’t rush the stage was he like his father is a bully and bullies need numbers to act. next the fact he would probably crap his mystical magic underwear when the president knocked him on his dumb ass, if the secret service didn’t put a bullet between his eyes first. they take a dim view on attacking the president.

  24. says

    isn’t it amazing that there’s something about President Obama that makes conservatives, formerly the “don’t speak ill of our president! you’re being unamerican!”crowd, think it’s ok to make comments about the President that are implying violence and physical threats?

    i wonder what it is about him…?

  25. Bob R says

    Defective parents have been known to breed defective progeny. This comment from Romney’s son doesn’t surprise or shock me. It makes him feel manly, no doubt. I doubt master Tagg could muster much of a swing, more likely it would be very weak slap. I certainly can’t picture Obama or anyone recoiling in fear say “don’t Tagg me bro!”. Like father like son, all bluster and BS.

  26. Bill says

    While this Tagg guy was probably using “take a swing” figuratively, it’s too bad he didn’t try, as it would have created quite an embarrassment for Tagg’s lying daddy and I’m sure the Secret Service would have had no trouble keeping Tagg’s sorry ass away from the president.

    BTW, what is the punishment for trying to take a swing at the president? Something with a lot of years behind bars, no doubt, but I don’t know the numbers as this is not something I’d remotely contemplate doing, least of all to a president I’m going to vote for.

  27. Diogenes Arktos says

    Just remember that the Romney family grew up LDS. They have a belief called “lying for the Lord”. (google it) Missionaries are encouraged to be vague and avoid details – especially problematic issues. Tagg simply grew up in an environment where lying is a moral fact of life.

    @Little Kiwi: amen.

  28. thom says

    ……Tagg? Really, is that a name?…Should be “Twee”..it is TOO TOO precious.I think the whole Clan Romney are elitists and haven’t a clue about the common strata of our country. I am not calling the rest of us “common” but most of us do not have palatial mansions, huge bank accounts and untold numbers of untaxed dollars in off-shore banks. We could accept his level of entitlement if he was more altruistic and willing to pitch in to make our country a better place. Seems to me that he wants to be president because he really doesn’t have anything else to apsire to in life. It looks more and more like a “project” he wants to take on. His head is clearly not in the game…we had 8 miserable consecutive years with a restless and bored son who wanted to “play president” and show Daddy he could do it. Is the U.S. Presidency so much of a personal challenge and image issue? Seems it is so. Obama is living the dream of “being able to do whatever you sincerely want to do in life.His understandling of race and class struggles totally qualify him to lead. He knows what the world looks like….People like Romney do not. Nor did Sonny-Boy Bush.Time to get rid of them once and for all. SHOO

  29. says

    I am no fan of Romney or his family, but Tagg’s response seems normal for a son who watched his father get figuratively beat up. I don’t see it as racist, as a Salon writer has claimed–at least not the thought of doing it. Maybe feeling comfortable saying it is racist.

    http://www.salon.com/2012/10/18/tagg_romney_mr_white_privilege/

    My dad was a small-time politician–his highest office was minority leader of the Idaho House of Representatives–and I remember feeling very bad when he ran for office and lost. I was 11, though.

  30. says

    as every intelligent person capable of honesty is aware, had this been a black relative of Obama saying he’d “take a swing at Mitt” this would be the MAIN NEWS STORY ACROSS AMERICA.

    this comment, and the stunningly muter national news response to it, does not but point out the ongoing embarrassment of White (and moneyed) Privilege.

    Shame on the Romneys. And again, which of you Romney boys is the ‘mo? Are you gonna come out one day or swing from a noose? At this point I don’t blood care if it’s the latter. There. I said it.

  31. Family Values says

    @JimStoic: “…Tagg’s response seems normal for a son who watched his father get figuratively beat up.”

    Really? Normal? A normal adult response would’ve been that he wanted to stand up and counter Obama’s facts, which would have in turn refuted the implicit assertion that Romney was lying. Instead the younger Romney’s instinct was to want to resort to physical violence at the level of the schoolyard bully.

    I guess the Romneys have done a good job inculcating their brood with ‘family values': “If it’s not our family, we don’t value it.”

    Can’t wait until the gay Romney son either comes out, or gets outed. Just a matter of time.

  32. milou says

    meh. i knew this would sound like nothing when i actually heard it. it’s like romney’s quip about airplane windows. the text makes him sound like a moron, but if you watch the video, it’s totally obvious he’s making a joke. trying to make hay out of non-stories just makes you look bad. it’s stupid when FOX does it, and it’s stupid when the left does it. speaking from the left, i really wish we could keep the fake outrage on the other side.

  33. R says

    How gross..i find it extremely disrespectful to speak like that.. some classy bunch. Those damn kids don’t even work.. they are just evil minions.. awful!~

  34. BETTY says

    @NAME: because this is a story about Tagg wanting to take a swing at the President. Are you having trouble following? Why don’t you tell us about all the good things Mitt Romney has done?

  35. Paul says

    Short answer…..How terribly Republican of him. Wonder if he’ll walk it back like his dad always does. Apple did not fall far from that tree. Shouldn’t he be on a mission somewhere looking for the net volume of golden tablets……Snarky I know, so my apologies to any gay Mormons.

  36. Alexx says

    Just goes to prove that even Romney;s sons saw that he was losing this round. Why else have the sudden urge to do violence to defend your father when he is—-unarmed?

    Stay classy, Tagg. Thanks for letting us know you’re a real grown up man.

  37. Geoff says

    Funnily, I imagine Barack decking Tagg so quickly and efficiently that there wouldn’t even be a pause in the debate. I’ll never forget that fly Bamz slapped down on national TV. Like magic. Ah.

  38. Larry Linn says

    Tag, this is no joke! You threatened the President of the United States with violence. Like his dad, Tag Romney is just another spoiled brat Chicken Hawk. The American Presidential elections have resulted in numerous disasters due to violence. Robert Kennedy and George Wallace were Presidential candidates whom were victims of assassination attempts. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan all were victims of violence. Tag, you threatened violence against the President of the United States of America. That is no joke!

  39. dallen says

    Now Tagg just because you feel it. you dont mean you have to say it Totally disrespectful but I’m not surprised at all.We all know this is a racial presidential race and you just bringing it to the fore front shame on you your moma and your daddy God help the kids you raising

  40. Gabe R L says

    Jim Stoic was right. And Tagg was at least partly joking. Some of the comments here show the lack of ‘class’ that Tagg is accused of.
    The petty, spiteful comments against Tagg, don’t help, just seem immature.

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