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Obama supporters take desperate swing at Tagg Romney

Obama supporters take desperate swing at Tagg Romney

I really sense that Obama supporters are losing it, completely.  I sense fear in their stupidity.

After Big Bird and the contrived “binder” fauxtroversy, they have a new cause:  Tagg Romney threatened to take a swing at Obama when Obama called Tagg’s father a liar.

Of course, the entire quote makes clear this was not a threat, just an observation on how it feels to have one’s father attacked in a political campaign (emphasis mine)(audio here and here):

What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar?”

“You want to jump out of your seat, and you wanna rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him, but you know you can’t do that, because, well, first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him, but also because this is just the nature of the process.”

Tagg then said:

“They’re gonna try to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into  someone he’s not. We signed up for it, we’ve gotta try to kind of sit there and  take our punches, and then send them right back the other way….”

A complete non-story, an observation from a family member as to the difficulty of having to see a father called names and attacked.

But from that Obama supporters have contrived a threat to the President.  Tommy Christopher at Mediaite writes:

It’s very unusual for a presidential candidate’s son to admit violent impulses toward a sitting President in public, but that’s really just the natural extension of the new Romney family strategy, isn’t it? [my note – the link is to Christopher contriving racism from Romney’s use of his kids as an example in the first debate]

Obama supporters are using an audio clip which cuts off the part of the sentence where Tagg says “but also because this is just the nature of the process” in order to create the false violence meme:

This absurd meme is the meme of the day, presumably because Big Bird and “binders” didn’t move the polls:

It gets worse.

But more on that in the Saturday Night Card Game.

Update:  It wasn’t just overt nutroots misrepresenting the nature of the comment.  Taeggan Goddard’s Poltical Wire also truncated the quote to give a false impression, generating hundreds of Facebook and Twitter shares and comments:

Similar deceptive editing at the inaccurately named Moderate Voice, and at the usual suspects, MoveOn.orgPolitical Carnival and DailyKos, which pushed this hard:

I’ll have more soon, but I wanted to get this up quick — make this go viral people. That is no way to talk to the President of the United States. Disgusting, but sadly what I would expect from someone that was raised by Bully Romney.
Here is my tweet which is exploding right now:…

UPDATE [8:37 PM] Quick transcript (sorry all, I am juggling work and other stuff)

Host: “I wanna ask something I know a lot of people want to know. What is it like for you to hear the President of the United States call your Dad a liar?”

Tagg: “You know, ah, rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there’s a lot of secret service agents between you and him…”

UPDATE [8:55 PM] Hello ‘rec list — thank you all for pushing this out. I am seeing journalists and others picking up on it too. Keep pushing!


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What? Sleazy editing of this caliber, and ABC isn’t involved? Or NBCCBSPBSCNN? I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!

I am sure that the pitbulls, excuse me, loyal Øbama lapdogs, of MSNBC will take it an run though.

It’s also a statement that most people agree with and relate to. You call my dad a liar and I’m going to punch you. Hard.

It used to be completely socially acceptable for a gentleman to put a severe beat down on someone who was being a jackass (especially when defending a woman or family member). Now it’s only okay if you are a liberal.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to canb0nly1. | October 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

    “It’s also a statement that most people agree with and relate to. You call my dad a liar and I’m going to punch you. Hard.”


    But you see, the Left has very little in the sense of familial loyalties. They have been so busy in their intent of the destruction of the family as the nuclear unit of a society, they have forgotten about all that…

    The family is the last bastion of individual rights against the might of the State. We have known that forever. So does the Left.

I admire his loyalty. The cryptoquote I did yesterday explains a lot:

“One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.” Dennis A. Peer

How true.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

Hey, you don’t have a job and no one is hiring, your house is in foreclosure, college costs are going up exponentially, gas is $5 a gallon, the Middle East is blowing up, but ROMNEY’s son SAID…. and Binders…and Big Bird…And Dishes…

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The democrats have been reduced to a role much like that of a troop of monkeys that have lost their supply of bananas and are tossing feces in every direction.

Cheer up folks… It’ll all be history in less than three weeks!

Early voting starts on Monday in Texas!

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

Next up: Big Bird holding a binder while directing Black Panthers with clubs. For the kids…..

Tagg Romney wanting to take a swing at Obama? Outrageous OUTRAGE!!!! ELEVENTY!!!!!!!!!
Liberals on Twitter threatening to kill Romney and riot if he wins? *chirp, chirp* *Nothing to see here*

Black Panthers putting Bounties on American Citizen *chirp chirp*

I’ll take them seriously when they also address the explosion of Twitter activity of lefty crazies threatening to kill Romney.

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

Seriously, I used to be ABLE to interact with the LEFT and keep it civil. NO MORE. F—- The LEFT.

Civility only WORKS with civil people, and the LEFT are not civil people.

Ah, the smell of desperation in the morning…

it smells like victory!!!

DINORightMarie | October 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

They have nothing.

Will they “wag the dog” in Libya to try their last, best “October surprise” which would of course backfire, because of all the anti-war loonies on the left – Obama’s base.

This has been said before, by many. This grasping at straws reveals that their internal polling is FAR worse than what we the people are allowed to see.

It may just be a landslide…….. 😉

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

Anyone Remember this WAS the strategy of the LEFT the whole time….

Barack Obama’s 2012 plan: ‘Kill Romney’-

THEY were NEVER going to run on the issues, it was all about jump in the gutter Chicago Style dirty tricks campaign

Raquel Pinkbullet | October 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’m guessing pretty much everything will be A FAUX OUTRAGE from now until election day, it’s all they’ve done up until now so they obviously don’t have anything else , now they’ll just double down on the faux outrage. Big Bird will hold a press conference with women in giant paper mache binders and tell everyone they gonna put y’all back in chains, while directing Black Panthers with clubs to hand out FREE contraceptives….FOR THE KIDS!!!!!!!

VetHusbandFather | October 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

Somehow I have a feeling that the Secret Service wants to bring him in for questioning now…

    Raquel Pinkbullet in reply to VetHusbandFather. | October 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Bring him in to a brothel in Columbia, make him pick up the Tab as punishment.

    Don’t you know the Secret Service is like a College Fraternity now!!!!

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MaggotAtBroadAndWall | October 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

They settled on calling Romney a “liar” after the first debate. They huddled up again after the second debate and the new word they’re using is “bully”. I’ve heard it three times already. This fits the meme. If Romney is a bully, so is his son.

They are pathetic.

I see the law not of diminishing returns but of boomeranging returns beginning to impose itself on these people. Can you imagine a better, crueler and more poetic justice for them down the stretch?

The Bubble Obama is extremely vulnerable to criticism. The MSM provides oxygen and insulation for the poor baby.

just another attack in the squirrel offensive.

Truth is their enemy. Lies are their friends. They are desperate and have always been so.

2nd Ammendment Mother | October 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

I can’t say that I haven’t wanted to jump up and knock some sense into The One when I hear him spouting off with some nonsense or other. It seems like, if played right, this could actually work to Romney’s advantage…. nobody likes a pansy name caller who hides behind women and secret service details.

I R A Darth Aggie | October 18, 2012 at 11:03 am

I don’t want to take a swing at Teh One.

Give him a Gibbsian head slap? oh yeah. And maybe yell at him for a good 5 minutes.

These jerks are trying to gin up a counter narrative to the assassination threats against Romney that erupted during the second debate.

I would identify the reporter, and specifically ask that person if he had knowledge of those tweets before he asked the question. I’d start with Bill Lumay, and follow up with each author.

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Good freeze-frame on this post, Dr.J. Over Mitt’s honest shoulder one can see The Boy King’s nose growing in the bg. just like that Eye-Talian kid, Pinnocchio. Whatcha’call a ‘Tell’.

How about when Michelle Obama wanted to scratch Bill Clinton’s eyes out?

JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

The lunatics are out in force in the comments section of the Yahoo news article about this.
Still, there are a lot of people praising the son’s loyalty and plenty of others saying that Tagg will need to wait in line: there are a LOT more people feeling the same way!

    theduchessofkitty in reply to JimMtnViewCaUSA. | October 18, 2012 at 11:50 am

    “Still, there are a lot of people praising the son’s loyalty and plenty of others saying that Tagg will need to wait in line: there are a LOT more people feeling the same way!”

    The Duke wanted to reach beyond the TV screen and punch The One the other night. (When the Merchant Marine comes out in him, pity the fool who gets in his way.)

    Of course, I was busy sharpening my pretty claws… Meow…

As i noted this morning, what this shows is a very human response to attacks on someone that Tagg Romney loves —

If the truth be told, Michelle Obama would probably love to scratch the eyes out of anyone who she sees as unfairly attacking her husband — and I believing that she does, in fact, love her husband.

Heck — wanna bet that Nancy wanted to b!tch-slap Democrats who talked crap about Ronnie?

This apparently has become the election of the “selectively edited quote.”

We need to keep doing what we’re doing: exposing the Nut-Roots, Daily-Kooks, MSLSD types (Thrill Matthews and the Screecher, particularly), the and all the rest for what they are. Every time they pull some stunt like this, they further damage their credibility.

We have to be ready to REMIND the public of their half-truths and whole lies EVERY DAMN DAY if Romney wins and the Main Stream Morons try to portray his Administration as “the worst Administration in history (like they did CONSTANTLY to the Bush Administration).

Thanks Tagg for giving voice to the thoughts of the hundreds, or maybe it’s the thousands, or could it be the millions of us who would like to do the very same thing. Good self-control, even if the Secret Service was a hindrance.

To an undecided voter it’s noise, like binder women.

Anybody remember when Bill Clinton said he’d like to punch William Safire in the nose?

I’m looking forward to a good squirrel season come Nov. 7th!

I would be more concerned if a son did not have an instinctive response to defend his father. That would surely signal the irreversible corruption of the natural first level of social organization, the family.

That said, the normalization of thought crimes is progressive. Just one of the many consequences engendered by the exploitation of real and manufactured issues.

Henry Hawkins | October 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Seen in a lib site’s comments:

“Why hasn’t he been arrested yet?”

Followed by a dozen sub-posts in full support. Their logic is that Tagg Romney has ‘communicated a threat’. No, really.

Doubting Thomas | October 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I wonder what they are going to say after the election if Romley wins and their are riots in the bluest cities. Does anyone know what the plans are for post election security and if it is different depending on which candidate is victorious. Same plans either way, but just different neighborhoods? For example Romney wins we go to South Bronx, Obama wins we go to the Upper East Side.

John Sullivan | October 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

The problem with this event, and Tagg Romney should know better by now, is that what we view as desperation, the MSM views as crucial and worthy of a lead story. I had the mistake of leaving “CBS News This Morning” on after the local news ended, and after covering the NY terror arrest, the first story about the campaign was all about the binder full of women, with a banner across the screen calling it Mitt’s latest gaffe. The Benghazi attack, however, warranted no coverage.

how is Tagg’s reaction any different than, oh, say…Michelle’s?

The following article has to be fake, right? I mean, no human person with a brain capable of reading and writing could honestly think what this alleged author purportedly writes at the following link, right? I say “alleged author” and “purportedly writes,” because, like I said, no such human could say such things, I think. I could be wrong. Here’s the link:

(Notice how “take a swing” becomes “slug,” then the commission of “physical violence,” then later equivalent to a “violent bludgeoning;” and note also how the comment illustrates a belief that “white people can say heinous things about people of color.” First off, is it really “heinous” to say you want to take a swing at a person? Second, is it really ABOUT another person when you express how that person’s conduct made YOU feel? Does “I want to take a swing at X” actually communicate ANYTHING—heinous or otherwise—about X?

It also bears noting that the summary (“Tagg Romney . . . becom[es] the latest white man that thinks he can say whatever he wants”) hilariously works against the article by (1) calling to mind the group of decidedly white men who crafted the First Amendment and (2) appearing to criticize those men for that act, which most people agree was a pretty good thing to do.)