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Obama 'Won't Be Apologizing' for Bain Attacks on Romney

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  1. MziziMkavu

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    Republicans continue to call on President Obama and his campaign to give an apology for questioning Mitt Romney's role at Bain Capital. They won't be getting one.
    "No, we won't be apologizing," the president said in an interview aired today. "Sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. Understand what the issues are here: Mr Romney claims he's Mr. Fix-it for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience."
    Speaking to NBC's Richmond, Va., affiliate station, WAVY-TV, Obama invoked a past White House occupant in an argument he has used for days on the campaign trail.
    "Harry Truman said 'the buck stops with me,' and I think understandably people are going to be interested in are you in fact responsible for this company you say is one of your primary calling cards for your wanting to be President," he said.
    On Thursday an Obama campaign manager upped the ante on Romney's final days at Bain Capital by suggesting the Republican candidate had either lied to the public or misrepresented "his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony," by saying he had left the company in 1999. Romney gave fivenetwork interviews to defend himself, stating the Obama campaign had gone "out of control."
    That spokeswoman doubled down on the attack today by stating there was no point in "arguing the semantics" of whether he was officially active at the firm during the time.
    "If you're signing an SEC document with your own signature that you're the president, C.E.O., chairman of the board and 100 percent owner of a company, in what world are you living in that you're not in charge?" Stephanie Cutter said on CBS.
    On ABC's "This Week," former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel put it another way:
    "As president of the United States you can't have a sign on your desk that says, 'Gone fishing,'" the Chicago mayor said.
    Emanuel and Cutter had come to represent the Democratic side in the row at the heart of the issue: Whether Romney could be held responsible for layoffs and outsourcing at Bain properties after he supposedly left to manage the U.S. Olympic Committee.
    On the other side of the table: Romney adviser Kevin Madden.
    "The reason there is a document in 2002 that had his signature is, during that transition from 1999 to 2002 where there was transfer of ownership to the new partners of Bain, that there was a duty to sign those documents," Madden said. "Even a bipartisan commission indicated Governor Romney left Bain in 1999."
    It is a fact that Romney remained at the company until at least 2002, according to SEC filings obtained by the Boston Globe. But some independent fact checking organizations have criticized the reporting of Romney's role at the time, stating there was no evidence to say he took part in any decision-making processes.
    Republicans have seized on those articles, demanding an apology from the Obama campaign. Madden repeated the call, but Cutter maintained it was out of the question.
    "Instead of whining about what the Obama campaign is saying, just put the facts out there and let people decide, rather than trying to hide them," she said.
    Cutter and Emanuel both referenced Romney's refusal to release any tax returns dating before 2010, which would shed light onto the nature of overseas holdings the candidate possessed.
    "You've learned in just one year about the Caymans, about the Bahamas, about Luxembourg, and about Switzerland, all where his tax and different accounts are," Emanuel said. "His tax - his tax filing looks more like the Olympic Village than it does like a middle-class family."
    Madden said Romney had "gone above and beyond" financial disclosure laws required of candidates, releasing "hundreds and hundreds of pages of financial disclosures with the FEC."
    On CNN, another Romney surrogate, Ed Gillepsie, said the candidate's departure for the Olympics was originally planned as a "leave of absence."
    "He ended up not going back at all and retired retroactively to February of 1999 as a result," Gillepsie said.
    The statement has set the liberal blogosphere ablaze, "Ed Gillepsie" and "#retroactively" holding positions in the top 10 U.S. Twitter trends as of press time.
    ABC's Daniel Steinberger contributed to this report.
    Obama 'Won't Be Apologizing' for Bain Attacks on Romney - Yahoo! News




     
  2. UmkhontoweSizwe

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    Wanalilia apology, wameshikwa pabaya nini? Apology ya nini wakati official docs za Bain yenyewe zinzonyesha wazi kuwa Romney alikuwa bado mmiliki wa kampuni? Nadhani hakutarajia kwamba hayo yote yataibuliwa ndo maana analialia.
     
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    Mitt, Attack Obama for being a Muslim, born in Kenya. It might work this time because you said it. Trump didn't have enough political clout.
     
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    Mitt Romney alichaguliwa ili kushindwa November. Lazima uelewe kuwa uchaguzi wa Marekani ni fixed. Kumbuka jinsi Romney alivyokuwa anawachapa Republican wenzake wakina Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Paul, n.k kwenye zile primaries. Yaani ma negative ads alivyokuwa anawachapa nayo yalikuwa si kawaida. Sasa leo Obama hataki kumchapa tena anamheshimu. Jiulize kwa nini? Strategy yake ilikuwa ni kuwanyima wale Republican wenzake ushindi ili achaguliwe yeye halafu ashindwe November.

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    Romney Leo is a head in a poll .Republican wamerudisha mashambulizi eti Obama hate usa
     
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    Romney is 3 point a head today .obama ana run like angry black men .senator Sununu said "Obama hate America " na republican raised 100 million dollars and Obama 70 June .
     
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    Unajua hawa Conservatives mwaka huu watamkoma Jaluo. Kwa miaka karibu mitatu na nusu wamekuwa wakimuita Obama kila aina ya neno, socialist, Hitler, Muslim(sidhani kama hii ni offensive term), Foreigner, empty suit, baby killer, radical etc. Muda wote huo Obama alikuwa kimya na wala hakuomba appology, sasa leo hii mtu wao ameshikwa uwongo mchana kweupe wanaona kuwa Obama is an angry black man. Hahaha na bado, nahisi Gingrich and Santorum wanakula popcorn tu wakiangalia movie huku wakisubiri another trial in 2016 wakati kutakapokuwa hakuna incumbent. Na kwa 2016 GOP wanaweza kuwa na big chance ya kushinda.

    Romney is a big loser. Huwezi kuwa CEO, Chairman and sole owner of a Company with annual salary of more than $100k then useme hujui what was going on in the coy. Huyu jamaa atakachoshindiwa uchaguzi ni kwamba si msema kweli na haaminiki wala hatabiriki. Ni more risk kwa Americans kuchagua mtu kama Romney kwa wakati huu.

    Kinachoendelea kwa GOP ni kujaribu kumuwekea mvuto ili wapiga kura wao wasikate tamaa Nov 6 na hivyo wakajikuta wanapoteza House of Representatives na matarajio yao ya kuchua Senate yakashindwa. Romney anatakiwa kurelease Tax return mpaka 1999 ili aondokane na msala huu otherwise hii ni issue itakayomfanya aonekane ni empty suit. Kwanza yeye kazi yake ni kumkosoa Obama tu hasemi atafanya nini?, Ukiangalia mistari yake ya 'I know how jobs are coming and go, I know how to create jobs' ni mistari ya siku nyingi tokea enzi za kugombea senate na Ted kennedy.
     
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    Kwa kuongezea, jana Rachel Maddow kaianika kampuni iliyotengeneza bendera za Marekani wakati wa Salt Lake City winter Olympics ... guess what, it's a chinese company na wakamuuliza kuhusu uniform za timu ya States akaminya kutoa jibu. I cant't wait for their first debate.
     
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    Team Romney wakianza mashambulizi tayari najua mtakachoanza kulalamika.
     
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    He's already against the ropes ..... that's Jaluo smacking'em upside their heads. The tactic was borrowed from the king maker Karl Rove.
     
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    First of all he is not against the ropes.

    Secondly, it's only July. If this was mid to late October then I'd be worried. Team Obama can't run on its record. The only way they have to run is go negative and so far none of it sticking.

    Thirdly, what is going on now is normal presidential campaign stuff. There is going to be ebb and flow.

    Fourth, when team Romney starts hitting back all y'all are going to cry racism.
     
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    Ona mashabiki wa Obama walivyo wajinga

     
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    1. Yes he is!!
    2.The election is in July and August .... conventions are for the next election and october is too far to start some ish.
    3.Yeah like I said, campaign ... you know, as in campaign? Define Romney, outsoucer in chief (This will stick till November).
    4.Obama has been running on his record .... his belief in American workers, he got the jobs bill stuck in the congress, Immigration, financial regulations, education (student loans), tranparency bill on the senate floor (good timing cos superPACs sux), the Dow is about to hit 13Gs (remember? During TARP times the Dow was the measuring stick?). The dude has been talking about his success from the getsgo, you just chose not to hear'em.
    5. Romney doesn't have enough kahunas to hit back, he already said what he wanted to say since 2008, there's nothin new.
     
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    No he is not. He only is in your dreams.
     
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    Only time will tell.
     
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    All I know is your boy is toast.
     
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    Wait till your boy mention his running mate, fat boy ain't having it and Jindall is ..... geezus, a hindu and a mormon? I ain't trying to be prejudice by that's not gon happen brah!
     
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    Romney is an idiot crybaby.
     
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