Obama compares Romney's rhetoric to 'cow pie of distortion'
May 25th, 2012
07:12 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama compares Romney's rhetoric to 'cow pie of distortion'

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - President Barack Obama returned to the politically-important state of Iowa on Thursday for the third time this year for a mixture of official and campaign business.

But in all cases, he took the opportunity to attack his presumed opponent.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • President Obama
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  1. Marie MD

    The President at least didn't use the bs word like sanatorium did, for something he saif against the flip flopper, in front of the world and one of his stepford home schooled kids.
    I might start using that word. It's so down to earth! 🙂

    May 25, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  2. gr8usa

    The man speaks the truth.

    May 25, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. amf140

    Please tell me when you might start "governing" – like you were hired to do.

    May 25, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Maybe Flippy doesn't understand what a cow pie is. After all, when did he ever step foot on a farm? Maybe if Obama said "a cracker of caviar" he'd be more cognizant of what Obama was saying

    May 25, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. anthony78

    Republican Party = Rich people paying rich people to convince middle class people to blame it on lower class people.

    May 25, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  6. GOP = Greed Over People

    Go President O!

    I certainly hope that there is enough of Mitten's arse left after the debates, so what's her face, can identify the remains without resorting to DNA testing.

    May 25, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  7. Badley

    Obama has been governing.. hes been cleaning up the mess the previous administraton left him, and it is just beginning to work, unpaid wars are being shut down, unemployment is going in the right direction, despots & terrorists are being hunted dwon and eliminated. Lets not put another neocon in there taht will set us back againg just so another Democrat has to lose ground cleaning it up!

    May 25, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. proudmemberofglobalzero

    Is this really news?

    May 25, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. Fair is Fair

    His diction is indicative of a desperate man.

    May 25, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. KJ

    Obama is going to destroy Romney in the debates. Reality is going to hit Romney and the right like a ton of bricks.

    May 25, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. WiredweirdinSF

    Only 34 responses, you should have stuck the name Palin in the story somewhere like you do so gratuitously. That would have brought out the dope addicts and welfare frauds to debase, demean and degrade. Heavens, even the other liberal media representatives and pro Obozo supporters, avowed racists and antifeminists like Letterman and Maher would have come out to trash her.

    May 25, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. Hmm

    Mr. Obama is out, standing in the field, tosses a cow pie.

    May 25, 2012 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. Cheryl Jefferies

    And you think what Obama's saying ISN'T a pile of you-know-what?! Gee, guess he really doesn't like that we found out that $1.5 Trillion of HIS spending...well, he's been blaming that on Bush for 3 1/2 years now. But, it's HIS! Guess he doesn't like it that Bain was successful 80% of the time, while HIS "venture-capital" exploits (with OUR money...unlike, Mitt, who used private funds for his successes) with Solydra and all his other "big, helpful things" were flat failures! Guess he doesn't like it that we remember that when he "saved" GM, he was really saving it for his union cronies and, in the process, Obama shut down hundreds of dealerships...which cost thousands of jobs. And, lots of the dealerships he shut down, were MAKING A PROFIT. THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL! And, Obama SHUT THEM DOWN! And, they were often particular to shut down those owned by people who were known Republicans. But, then Republicans are often more successful than Dems. And, Obama HATES PROFIT. HE loathes success...he's running AGAINST America...against capitalism. And, you think Obama's policies and words are so pure?! He's been caught in so many lies that he can't come up with new ones fast enough.

    May 25, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Well, if there ever was an expert on cow pie, it is Obama. Been serving it up to us in heaping portions for 4 years.

    May 25, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Chumlee

    Why should President Obama NOT attack his attackers? Come on CNN – what is good for.........

    Go President Obama – you are the truth; Romney et al are the liars

    Obama/Biden 2012

    May 25, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. Obamas's...Cow-pie...

    Keep it up Obama and you will end up to it your Cow-Pie....Above the fray you are....?

    May 25, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  17. Frankie

    From the beginning of his campaign Romney has lied or as he would say mispoke sooooo many times that he is hoping if he says it enough we will start to believe it. With the primary election Romney got away with a lot of lies because the opposition did not have enough money to counter with the truth, but in the general that will not be the case and Romney will be called out.

    May 25, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  18. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    maybe the president should have charts behind him to show America the TRUTH...he is NOT the big spender the GOP claims he is....the economy has started to turnaround since he took office, albiet not as quick as we like, he has NEVER gone around making apologies for America, another right wing myth that they figure if you tell it enough then it will become true, and as far as illegal immigration Obama has had more of them DEPORTED than any other president and the Latinos STILL support him more than they do the GOP. And how about those gas prices? Right now they are even LOWER nationwide than they were at this time last year. I have found gasoline at $3.37 a gallon here in SE Texas. But of course the president only gets BLAME when they are high, not CREDIT when they decrease. Time to call Mitt out for what he is, in fact Newt already did...a LIAR!

    May 25, 2012 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. Obamas's...Cow-pie...

    Obama looking and acting sooooo...Presidential...and stepping into COW-PIES....of late....

    May 25, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  20. Dean

    I'm getting tired of this liar in the White House.

    May 25, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. Fair is Fair

    Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    maybe the president should have charts behind him to show America the TRUTH
    He wouldn't dare... he would expose imself for the fraud he is. I say Bring it on!

    May 25, 2012 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  22. jeanmorganstein

    why bother???????

    May 25, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  23. Squigman

    Romney, is an insult to any pile.

    May 25, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  24. Ed1

    Didn't Obama say he would cut the deficit by half in three years what happened. As always he doesn't know what going on except how to blame and spend.

    Our debt is larger for the three years he has been in office than all the presidents before him combined as one.

    Put down the Kool Aid and get it right Obama we can't afford another four years and yes I voted for him the first but will not the second time would vote for Carter before Obama ever again.

    Obama is nothing but full of lies.

    May 25, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Malory Archer


    Doesn't the President have a better command of the english language than to throw around words like"cow pie"? It's not a big deal, just stupid.


    He just dumbed it down so even the low information mouth breathers on the right would understand.

    May 25, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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