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Beltway News: Romney on Healthcare & Fiscal Cliff Check-In

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Now that Congress is back in session, Kate Nocera, congressional reporter for Politico, explains what's on the agenda. Plus: Governor Romney's stance on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

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Comments [13]

Amy from Manhattan

I missed this 1st time around--Mitt Romney: "It's never too early to condemn such attacks." Really? I think condemning them before they even happen is too early.

Sep. 14 2012 12:14 AM
Carolyn

I think most people tend to believe the media whom I think is biased. The media tends to find the worst in people rather than the good, otherwise they would not have a job. The question is this: Does the media elect our President, or the people of the United States? The media puts off poor journalism, and in my opinion , most Americans can live without them to make up our minds as Americans. Unlike many Americans, I watch the broadcasting on both presidential parties. I see the good and bad in both parties, and for God sake, everyone makes a mistake.

What people need to vote for, is a Presidential party who is interested in American safety, one who knows how to handle foreign affairs, a President that attends "intelligence briefings", a President that upholds our military force rather than "gutting" them, A President that has experience in economics and job creation, a President that tells Americans the truth rather than apologizing to other nations for our beliefs. We need a President with a pair of "balls".

Sep. 13 2012 10:19 PM
dlmc

Five plus US Embassy's are under attack, an Ambassador has been killed and the discussion centers on whether Romney's comments were timed appropriately.

WTF

Sep. 13 2012 08:01 PM

Lynn should be silenced ;)
No suppression of free speech

Sep. 13 2012 10:39 AM
Amy from Manhattan

What was the point of Rep. Ryan's saying to keep in mind the strength of the US military? Does he think the gov'ts. of these countries were involved in the violence at the embassies, or does he think the US military should attack the violent protestors?

Sep. 13 2012 10:30 AM

Romney has 3 weeks to get back up in the polls...once October comes the race is over pretty much. its all political theatre now.
It is pretty disheartening that WNYC doesn't do any issue based shows, its all personality and opinion by pretty much 1 side.

No aid to anyone

Sep. 13 2012 10:22 AM
john from office

Becky, I am 100 0/0 for Obama. We may differ on much, but I am not brain dead, I fear for my country if these clowns win office, Bush Squared!

Sep. 13 2012 10:21 AM
Thomas Pinch

Clearly, Romney is desperate. He had to jump on this mid-east stunt, cuz the "jobs" thing is not working for him. The polls are forcing him to try anything.

Hey, where's 1st Comment Martin???

Sep. 13 2012 10:17 AM
The Truth from Becky

'Nuff said by first commentor in this thread.....*Can't believe I agree with John from the friggin office*

Sep. 13 2012 10:17 AM
jawbone

Maybe Romney's great principle is that a candidate can say anything and everything, even in clear contradiction of his own statements, which might gain him a few votes?

End justifies the means? Anything goes? Winner take all and then writes the history? Okaaaaay....

Sep. 13 2012 10:15 AM
Bobby G from East Village

Mitt Romney's statements that President Obama sympathizes with Egyptian protesters who breeched our embassy wall just confirms that he is willing to lie and avoid the truth (as he does with his taxes) to win the Presidency.

Sep. 13 2012 10:11 AM
jawbone

Does anyone know which "American principles" Romney was talking about when criticizing Obama for allegedly apologizing to those who tried to breach the embassy in Egypt?

Was he talking about the laws of sovereignty, which the US regularly breaks in the guise of fighting the great War on Terror? Or do we have some agreement, some national principles of deriding and mocking others' religions? I think the latter is not a generally held principle of most Americans, but who knows what Romney thinks!

Sep. 13 2012 10:11 AM
john from office

Gail Collins was on the money about this in today's New York Times.

Romney is a simpleton, Republicans are on the third rail here.

Sep. 13 2012 10:10 AM

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