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“We Tried Our Plan And. . .” “We Don’t Have A Definitive Solution. . .We Just Don’t Like Yours”

Posted on | July 26, 2012 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

While this new Romney ad is good. . .

I think the mail on #OccupyResoluteDesk’s speechifying is better answered by TurboTax Timmy, back in February:

It should be increasingly clear to all that, while America is not a failed state, we are under a failed Administration.


11 Responses to ““We Tried Our Plan And. . .” “We Don’t Have A Definitive Solution. . .We Just Don’t Like Yours””

  1. jwallin
    July 26th, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    crap wrong thread.

  2. William_Teach
    July 26th, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

    Plan? We don’t need no stinkin’ plan! Now…… we ride!

  3. Adjoran
    July 26th, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Oh, they have a plan, all right – but they dare not describe it to the electorate, or they wouldn’t carry a single state.

  4. JenniferInChrist
    July 27th, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    Well, well…haven’t we seen this before? Taking quotes out of context, and often using selective editing such
    as with the “didn’t build that” misquotation, seems to be a common tactic used
    by the right wing media, and a tactic which  pathological liar Romney
    frequently utilizes.

    How do you know when Mitt Romney is lying? One clue
    is that his mouth is moving. How do you know when right wingers are
    lying about what Obama said or believes?  David Weigel has a way to
    determine this–if it is a weekday. (I’m not sure why he excludes the
    weekends).  Weigel writes It’s a Weekday, So It’s Time for Another Misleading Edit of an Obama Quote

    Here’s the right wing out of context version (via National Review):

    Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan—and
    it worked. That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. 
    That’s why I’m running for a second term.

    Here’s what Obama actually said:

    I’ll cut out government spending that’s not working, that we can’t afford, but I’m also going to ask anybody making over $250,000 a year to go back to the tax rates they were paying under Bill Clinton, back when our economy created 23 million new jobs, the biggest budget surplus in history and everybody did well. Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked. That’s the difference. That’s the choice in this election. That’s why I’m running for a second term.

    Weigel concludes: “So the truncated version of the Obama quote is insanely misleading. At best, it’ll only appear in $10.4 million or so
    of TV ads.”

    Considering how frequently Romney distorts Obama’s views in his speeches, I wonder how long it will be until Romney picks up on this one.

  5. SDN
    July 27th, 2012 @ 2:02 am

     Except that the extended version is a lie too.

    One teensy difference: Bill Clinton didn’t impose a trillion or so dollars in new costs by regulations under a healthcare law passed as dishonestly as possible.

  6. Anamika
    July 27th, 2012 @ 2:49 am

     Good to see a right winger conceding that many right wingers, including Smitty, are condoning and actively spreading a blatantly dishonest lie for partisan purposes.

  7. SDN
    July 27th, 2012 @ 2:53 am

     English isn’t your first or second language, since it’s probably obvious to the WYB that I was responding to the expanded quote of what Obama actually said.

    Flap away, dungbat.

  8. Anamika
    July 27th, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    You wrote: “Except that the extended version is a lie too.” (No dishonest editing here.)

    Too bad, you need more training to mask your inner feelings. That one just slipped through from your subconscious in a rare public display of honesty in cases where it hurts your cause.

    You are right though in one thing; Eng is my third language.

  9. JenniferInChrist
    July 27th, 2012 @ 6:25 am


    I wouldn’t give SDN the benefit of doubt like you do. He argues that Obama lied in the “extended version” and believes that Obama lied even in the out of context version. So, in his wingnut delirium, he assumed Obama lied twice!  That’s explains the “too.” The only thing he seems sure is Obama lies!; damn the context that gets in between a wingnut and his multiple orgasms.

  10. SDN
    July 27th, 2012 @ 7:05 am

     Sorry, ladies, Mrs SDN has that covered.

  11. Adobe_Walls
    July 27th, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    Why do dingbats and dungbats think the context improves Comrade President’s tirades? His plans were, are and will be doomed to failure because command collectivist plans always fail. He’s not really willing to cut spending so adding context merely adds outright lies to the hubris of the shorter version.
    Further more Bush’s plan isn’t our plan. Cutting taxes while increasing spending and exploding regulations and tolerating crony capitalism isn’t our plan.