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The one humongous whopper in Romney’s speech

Mitt Romney’s big speech last night was notable almost as much for what he didn’t say as for what he said.

He used the word “Medicare” only once, but never mentioned Social Security, or Iraq, or Afghanistan, or entitlements, or terrorism. He referred to his tenure as governor of Masschusetts only once, and then only to say that he had a lot of women in his administration.

The one GREAT FALSEHOOD in Romney’s speech was apparent only to those of us who have been paying attention for the past four years:

Mitt Romney wrapped the most important speech of his life, for Thursday night’s session of his convention, around an extraordinary reinvention of history — that his party rallied behind President Obama when he won in 2008, hoping that he would succeed. “That president was not the choice of our party,” he said. “We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.”

The truth, rarely heard this week in Tampa, Fla., is that the Republicans charted a course of denial and obstruction from the day Mr. Obama was inaugurated, determined to deny him a second term by denying him any achievement, no matter the cost to the economy or American security — even if it meant holding the nation’s credit rating hostage to a narrow partisan agenda.

 

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  1. I was only able to hear parts of the speech but thought the tone to be very different than a normal speech of this type.

    First, any further charges that Romney is unfeeling, lacks emotion or is stiff are ludicrous.

    Second, I didn’t hear him promise any new programs or handouts or benefits to specific groups. I did hear him promise opportunity, reward for hard work and a return to a country where we applaud and value success.

    I liked it.

  2. Thats subjective at best PAT. Stopping President Obama, Nancy and Harry from driving the country off a cliff is an act of patriotisim if you ask me…..I agree with DOC…….I liked it….ALOT……

    Backbone….a foreign word to the current admin………

  3. Neftali

    What about the words he did say frequently?

    “America” (or some form of it) – Around 95 times.

    “Job” – Around 25 times.

    Sounds like a winning strategy to me. Its all that really needed to be said.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/08/30/160357612/transcript-mitt-romneys-acceptance-speech

    Plus, what Romney said is not a whopper, its the truth. Obama had nearly 70% approval when he took office. Then he proceeded to introduce the 2 biggest spending plans in this nation’s history with the stimulus bill and ObamaCare. Everyone freaked out, realized the Democrats are nuts, then proceeded to enact the biggest midterm victory for the Republicans in 70 years. Yet the left wants to blame the Republican leaders for Republican obstruction when it was clear the GOP was merely doing what their country asked them to do.

  4. Neftali: If you don’t recognize that the GOP leadership was out to sabotage Obama’s presidency from the very outset, there’s no hope for you. It’s a matter of record. You could look it up.

    Romney’s suggestion that the GOP wanted to cooperate with Obama is the biggest lie he’s told yet — which is really saying something.

  5. Neftali

    Ah….so Republicans should have just played nice and voted in line with everything Obama, Pelosi, and Reid wanted. And if they don’t they should labeled as out to sabotage the President. Got it.

  6. Neftali

    Here’s the official frequently used word tally courtesy of CSPAN:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9miuqRAaA1rc9fkmo1_500.jpg

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