Romney steps up Obama attacks
February 1st, 2011
09:05 AM ET
7 years ago

Romney steps up Obama attacks

(CNN) – Mitt Romney’s “worst fears about the president have come true,” the likely presidential candidate writes in a newly released edition of his book, “No Apology.”

In the new paperback edition that appears perfectly timed ahead of a potential presidential bid, Romney writes the president’s policies are “smothering the American dream.”

“Rather than focusing his energy and political capital on solving the economic crisis, he exploited it to promote his extreme liberal agenda,’’ writes Romney, first provided to the Boston Globe.

Romney also takes the opportunity to jab the president’s health care plan, despite criticisms from some Republicans over a similar plan the former Massachusetts governor signed into law five years ago.

“They have enacted 2,000 pages of health care legislation, and while the politicians did not take the time to read it before they voted, small businesses will have no choice but to read and comply with every one of its new mandates and provisions,’’ Romney says.

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  1. ABM

    He comes the two-faced lies. All I hear from the GOP is nit-picking. OMG. Can the message be any different – No. It is just another attack on the President. Just say you hate the President of the United States and get over it. Jeeez. The last 2 years have been filled with hyper-patisainship coming from the GOP. They are just like spoiled kids who did not get the toy they wanted. Can (or will) they simply grow up. There is a lot more to consider than yourself. Can you do any better in the big chair – judging by the last 2 years I know for a FACT NO. Our President is doing a great job and those who are on the sidelines are sacrificing progress for your own aspirations. That does not make a leader.

    No vote for you!

    February 1, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. The unsub

    Oh Mittens go away! You don't have a chance in beating President Obama!

    February 1, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. T

    A total phony slime ball. Enough said....

    February 1, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Let's see – extreme liberal agenda:
    Universal Health Care – Check
    Jobs Training – Check
    Unemployment extension because the guys with the large tax breaks aren't hiring – Check
    Government programs to get shovel ready projects started – Check
    Keeping the banks controlled by the major backers of the Republican Party from failing – Check
    Trying to help people keep their homes – Check
    Providing emergency services to people who are victims of natural catastrophies – Check
    Trying to hold companies that cause man-made disasters accountable for their actions or non-actions – Check
    Yep – that's a liberal agenda all right.

    February 1, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  5. Jaywing

    We must assume that Mitt's magic underwear is telling him all this, since it's obvious that we didn't fall into a depression after the GOP led us into financial crisis and from the way the economy is starting to come around and jobs are beginning to be created, all because of the policies the Obama White House has put into play. If Mitt wants to think otherwise, fine; but, lets not forget it was the GOP that got us into this mess, with 2 unpaid-for-wars and letting Wall Street and the banks run riot unchecked, while stopping unemployment for 100s of thousands. GOP = Greed Over People.

    February 1, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  6. EddyL

    BLAH BLAH BLAH..... Romney and the rest of his pack are all anti-American. GOP is an ugly party of self-interest.

    February 1, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I hope Sarah Palin wrote the introduction in his book. What is it about republicans destroying everything and making "no apology?"

    February 1, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Some of that extreme 'liberal agenda' is from the pages of Mitten's agenda.

    February 1, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. Son of CSM.Wiggins

    Mittens you will.never be my president ever . Long Live Obama

    February 1, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  10. Tired of the nonsense

    Attacking the president. Romney is helping the terrorists. That's what the GOP preach - say anything against the president, and you're helping the terrorists.

    Oh, and Romney? The Patriot Act was how many pages long? And none of you read it before you passed it? The most unconstitutional law passed this century, and none of you are doing anything to get it tossed out, but that's how you work, isn't it? Try to get everyone's focus on something that's not a problem while you ignore the real problems.

    February 1, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  11. Black Bastard

    We live in a time where men get more jealous than a woman 4 more yrs obama is gonna be great!

    February 1, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Black Bastard

    And the american dream is about as real as pamela anderson breast unless u where born with a silver spoon in your mouth

    February 1, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  13. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I guess poor Mitt needs to sale more books since it appears he doesn't have a job. I would LOVE to see Mitt debate with the rest of the so-called 2012 candidates for the GOP before he goes after President Obama. They'll rip him so much that he'll have very little left to say when it comes to taking on the POTUS

    February 1, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  14. America fell asleep

    ROFL... While he enjoys his extended liberal tax cuts. While Obama was digging us out of this economic mess, the GOP were out there in the media talking about making Obama a one termer or making HCR Obama's waterloo.. Where's the jobs?

    February 1, 2011 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. chris

    While Romney is probably the best the GOP can do, he is really going to have to come with a better line in regards to his stance on Health care. I mean if this is pretty much what he implemented as a Gov then he need to accept it and find a way to justify why he did it. Because the GOP candidates he will be running against are going to definitely let him have an ear full.

    February 1, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  16. BlackPanther's2020

    He'll never be president's some food for thought Mitt , when you have done the same exact things please don't turn around and complain that someone else is doing it , did you or did you not offer the identical healthcare plan also ? So what are you complaining about or is just a thing to score political points with your base , it doesn't matter because Amercians are not gonna vote for a two-faced guy name Mitt.........

    February 1, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  17. Rob Johnson

    Romney is actually the only Republican with a chance of beating Obama in 2012. I said in 2008 that Romney was the only Republican with a chance to beat Obama, and I was right then too.

    His Mormon religion and association with the health care bill will prevent him from winning the nomination. All his opponents in the GOP primary will have to do is run ads about "RomneyCare" and he'll be finished.

    February 1, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  18. mfhpr

    Hey Mitt...I'll bet my bottom dollar the next time you see Obama you'll have that same smile on your face and shake his hand like he's your best buddy. Politics at its best here...

    February 1, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. Blake

    America's worst fear is that a tool of the moneymakers like Romney gets elected.

    February 1, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  20. Peace

    If he starts to behave like the lady in Alaska (name with-held), he will not reach anywhere! People want to hear substance and not cheap shots!

    February 1, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  21. Katie

    Romneys so weak, even a major punch is inconsequential. How does romney stand upright without a spine? Just give him a day or two and he'll change his position completely.

    February 1, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  22. Mindseye67

    “extreme liberal agenda”? Good thing his constituents are dumb enough to buy that crap. No liberal that voted for Obama thinks he’s a liberal now. What about Romney’s extreme conservative/ religious agenda? You know he’s a Mormon right? I wouldn’t vote for a dingbat Mormon regardless of which party he belong too.

    February 1, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  23. Not All Docs Play Golf

    This man is a fake. He has slickster written all over him. Reminds me of Max Headroom.

    February 1, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  24. Dnick47

    romney is a liar, a fraud and a cheat.

    February 1, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  25. Sniffit

    Hypocrisy? From a GOPer? Pope wears funny hat...monkeys fling poo...the Earth is round (or is it? )...stories at 11. Booga booga booga.

    February 1, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
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