Mitt Romney-Barack Obama Video War Continues: Words Exchanged, Points Sort of Made

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seeking to divert attention from a certain viral video that leaked this week by directing your attention to ... another viral video that leaked this week. Give it up for the Internet!

In damage control mode after a video from a private May 2012 fundraiser showed Romney saying 47 percent of voters are entitled and dependent on government handouts, Mitt pointed to a 1998 clip of President Obama saying he believes in redistribution.

"The president's view is one of larger government, there's a tape that came out today where the president's saying he likes redistribution," he told Fox News.

"I disagree. I think a society based upon a nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that's the wrong course for America."

The audio file was first posted on The Drudge Report, a conservative site run by Matt Drudge, a close friend of Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.

Romney used the audio to try and paint Obama as the head of a government taking "from some" to "give to the others," an "entirely foreign concept."

"I know there's a divide in the country," Romney continued. "I know that some believe that government should take from some and give to the others. I think the president makes it clear in the tape that was released today that that's what he believes."

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt fired back:

"The Romney campaign is so desperate to change the subject that they've gone back to the failed playbook co-authored by Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber."

"Fourteen years ago, then-Senator Obama was making an argument for a more efficient, more effective government - specifically citing city government agencies that he didn't believe were working effectively."

"He believed then, and believes now, that there are steps we can take to promote opportunity and ensure that all Americans have a fair shot if they work hard."

"Unlike Governor Romney, President Obama doesn't believe that if you're a student who applies for a loan you're looking for a handout."

Romney stood by the comments in the leaked video, and it appears Obama is doing the same (subtly noting that his was from 1998, not 2012).

It remains to be seen whether either is any sort of game changer in a tight, contentious election certain to go down to the wire November 6.

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If some of you mental rednecks still think Romney & Ryan are going to win then thank God your kind are fading out into history. This entire country has been a social-democracy since day one. Romney has buried his arrogant selfserving a$$ since day one. Never has he produced anything on anything my God are all these people inbred?

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Let's see if I have this straight! Obama wants to tax the shit out of the rich and in return this will motivate the rich to hire more people.
Let's see if I have this straight. Redistribution as in my Social Security that I have paid in and Medicare money I have paid in is not Theft. It's for helping out the countries useless fucks and in return I can feel better about myself.
Let's see if I have the straight! YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT means that even the most useless fucks in American can pretend they actually had something to do with what success I have from the hard work I put in!
Let's see if I have this straight! If Obamas news media can belittle the shit out of any Republican by calling them racist and homophobe then we will somehow bond in the long run because Obama represents all Americans?
Let's see if I have this straight- if democratic polls continue to put Obama ahead then republicans will give up.

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Gosh, boyz 'n gurlz let's look at the headlines.... Obama Admin now admits that Benghazi 'a terrorist attack' (Hmmm..and maybe not based on a stupid video tape--ya thaaaankk?!?)
Obama Care will hit 6 million Americans...mostly MIDDLE CLASS (What!?! How can this happen?? Barack is the DEFENDER of this class--or so he says)
President doesn't remember how much the National Debt is....(Interesting considering he's created so much of it!)
Michelle Obama: He's been struggling with us... (Oh? Laughable)
Obama under pressure, gives up Ipad, for live intelligence briefings..(Gee, to take that much interest in foreign policy--FINALLY as the 'Arab Autumn' heats up! I must say I'm so impressed!)

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MITT ROMNEY DUG HIS OWN GRAVE. ELECTION DAY HE WILL LAY INSIDE IT.

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Stop Frontin Mitt supporters!! YOU ARE VOTING CONSERVATIVE BECAUSE YOU SLIM BUCKETS ARE RACIST. IF YOU FIT IN THE WEALTHY ELITE PLAYGROUND YOU TURDS WOULD BE AVOIDING THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP BLOG. LOL

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These useless turds actually beleive Obama will win! If Romney can pull out all stops! If Romney. An say - F*ck You media I'm going for the jugular, if Romney can get to the point where he isn't looking over his shoulder- HE WILL WIN! He just needs to speak plain like he did today! Just TELL IT! There is enough truth about the disaster we live in! Shit- who can take in one dollar and spend 3? It's simple math!this country is in great shape if we all plan on dying in a year! They take a sound bite and run with it? How about - YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT! They are trying to make it sound like Romney is just HOLDING ON! HaHa! This is Brainwashing media and it will backfire to the point where democrats will think Obama is a shoe in and they won't vote! Haha!

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Those freeloaders are the teaches who teach and guide your kids. Those loaders are nurses who care for our parents.

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I work hard and dont rape any system. I want good affordable healthcare and tax breaks yes few hundred dollars makes a difference for a struggling teacher,or nurse.

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Nobody is brainwash. Romney simply dont give a hoot about struggling families. 900hundred means alot to a family of three living on 40thousand a year. Romney doesnt get it because money is paper to him.

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@Serena Gosh! So did I! Right in the central part of that geographic area....SHAAAAAAZAMMM! Ha! CNN? Not even a bonafide new agency! Their ratings are tankin'! Wish them 'n MSNBC would fall off the planet...could we be so lucky?!?