Obama tells crowd ‘voting is the best revenge'; Romney freaks out

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses supporters at the InPro Corporation in Muskego, Wisconsin, March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

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Mitt Romney is definitely in the losing campaign zone, where campaigns flail wildly and grab onto the stupidest things trying to get any advantage they can. His big new attack on President Barack Obama? In Ohio, Obama responded to a crowd booing at the mention of Romney’s name by saying “No, no, no, Don’t boo. Vote. Voting is the best revenge.” Romney pounced on that. With an ad and stump speech lamentations.

The new Romney ad features footage of Obama, and then a clip of Romney saying that people ought to vote because of “love of country,” a theme he reiterated at a tarmac rally on a chilly Saturday morning.”Yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now that I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience he said, you know, voting is the best revenge. He told his supporters, voting for revenge. Vote for revenge? Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you: Vote for love of country,” Romney said, and the crowd of more than 1,000 cheered. “It is time we lead America to a better place.”

If Obama goes back to the original cliché and tells someone that living well is the best revenge, can we expect Romney to get his knickers in a twist about that and come out against living well for reasons other than love of country?

This is one more desperate, reaching effort to paint Obama as slightly sinister and not quite American enough, along the lines of the “Obama apologized for America” lie. It’s so transparent it’s kind of laughable—and you almost have to hope Obama says something about killing people with kindness before election day.

8 comments

  1. Absolutely, .. It is the best revenge for people who have suffered w racist “voter fraud” billboards, voter suppression, voter id laws, racist ads and commentary, ….. etc etc etc

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  2. revenge and voting should not even be in the same sentence together. When he gets off and fired up like that his true hatred and anger comes out in statements like he made. Vote for abilities,experience, leadership qualities and love of country not anger and revenge.

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    1. That statement reflects your own “true hatred and anger.” Did you say that to the birthers? Did you say it to the Republicans who ran an entire campaign filled with dogwhistles, if not outright racist statements about President Obama?

      It’s a little late in the game for such appeals to pure “love of country”.

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  3. you notice the other comments both bring up the word “racist” shows why
    your voting for Obama, is that what the revenge bit is all about. going back to the days of slavery and oppression.? Time to get over it, seriously. Get help if you need to, being bi-racial and an independent. I see things from both sides. I like it that way. I would hate to carry so much anger. were all in this together, whats good for you is good for me too.

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    1. Never said you were either a Republican OR a racist. I just asked whether you had made the same appeals for pure “love of country love” to them. You sound a little defensive. Maybe you’re the one who needs help – especially considering that you’ve adopted the ridiculous “bi-racial” label for yourself.

      “It’s not good to be so open minded that your brains fall out.” Yiddish Proverb.

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