Romney: President's jab is a bunch of 'Obamaloney'
August 7th, 2012
01:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: President's jab is a bunch of 'Obamaloney'

(CNN) – The political puns won't stop.

After being labeled "Romney Hood" - Robin Hood in reverse - by the president Monday, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney fired back with his own wordplay Tuesday, calling President Barack Obama's jab a bunch of "Obamaloney."

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"He is serving up a dish that is in contradiction to the truth," Romney said in an interview with Fox News.

Romney's lunch meat rebuttal came the day after Obama, speaking at a campaign rally in Connecticut, railed against Romney's tax proposals, saying they amount to "Robin Hood in reverse."

"It's Romney Hood," the president added to loud applause from 500 supporters in a Stamford, Connecticut ballroom.

The comments were in reference to a recent report from the non-partisan Tax Policy Institute that claims Romney's tax proposals are likely to result in a net tax increase of $2,000 for middle-class wage earners while cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the tax bills of the country's most wealthy.

"He'd ask the middle class to pay more in taxes so he could give another $250,000 to those making more than $3 million a year," Obama also said at the event. The Romney campaign has disputed the study, arguing that the analysis was flawed because it did not account for additional revenue that would result from a reduction in the corporate tax rate - another part of the candidate's plan.

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams responded to the president's remarks in a statement Monday night, calling the attacks false.

"President Obama recently said the biggest regret of his first term was not telling better stories. He's trying to make up for it now, but his stories just aren't true," Williams wrote. "There's only one candidate in this race who's going to raise taxes on the American people – and that's Barack Obama. While he's used taxpayer dollars to grow government and reward his donors, middle-class Americans have seen fewer jobs, lower incomes, and less hope for the future. Mitt Romney has a plan for a stronger middle class – and, unlike President Obama, a record of accomplishment behind it."

CNN's Alex Mooney and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (376 Responses)
  1. Dan

    I get the biggest laugh out of the rebaggers that post about Obama and his jobs record, maybe they should read or listen to something other than fox and whatever conservative blowhard that is on the air. They may find out that the party than ran on jobs in 2010 has done nothing other than trying to repeal AHC and tell women what they can do with their bodies. These idiotic post from so called conservatives makes a sad statement on the reading comprehension levels in this country, do some independent research and get the facts and not someones opinion.

    August 7, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Wanderer

    Until Romney releases his tax returns whatever he is saying about Obama or Reid is just a slander.

    August 7, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. kevin

    I know you are but what am I!? This idiot is so juvenile!

    August 7, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. jaimie

    Mr.Romney, we as american tax payers have tax taken out of our hard earned monthly income. To be president you need honesty and integrity. You sir will not show your tax records for your offshore business dealings. You do not have what it takes to be the President of the United States of America. No honesty or integrity.

    August 7, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. packerfans

    Hey IRS did not after Mitt nothing all. Mitt is CLEAN POSTIVE!! VOTE MITT ROMNEY WHO CAN SAVE AMERICA AND ISRAEL AND WORLD. OBAMA WAS FAILURED TOTALS AND NOT SERVE SECOND TERMS. WHERE OBAMA S BIRTH CERTIFICATE ORGINAL??? HE WAS NOT BORN AMERICA???

    August 7, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Bill, NY

    I buy Obamaloney at the same place I get Romney Grits.

    August 7, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. mike223

    Unemployment is still SOARING in my black community. I don't care what anyone says about Romney, it's time for a new president. I'm black and I'm voting for him. End of story.

    August 7, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. Jimm

    Perhaps Mr Romney, you can share with us exactly what deductions you will end?

    August 7, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. Obama outsourced jobs with taxpayer money

    Reid "Taxation Is Voluntary" – YouTube

    Yes hypocrisy is his middle name.

    August 7, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. dbc

    "Mitt Romney has a plan for a stronger middle class." He's been saying this for months...So what exactly is your plan Mitt? We're all dying to hear your wonderful ideas for moving this country forward; but of course, you never get into specifics because you don't have any.

    August 7, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    @z_2k "If you ain't rich by now, it's your own fault." - Herman Cain.

    August 7, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. jaimie

    I have noticed my political blogs always say "Your comment is awaiting moderation". And for many many days it will say that. Does anybody see my comments at all?

    August 7, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Obama outsourced jobs with taxpayer money

    Reid, It has come to the attention of some that you have been embezzling funds out of the senate.

    Why Harry Why?

    August 7, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. josh

    "You didn't build that!".... yeah, [x] Romney.

    August 7, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  15. Skyler

    Is this guy for real? We know that "Romney Hood" plays off "Robin Hood" and the reverse thereof.

    What the hell is Obamaloney supposed to mean? Is he against the lunch meat lobby? Or maybe he's more well endowed than Willard?

    Can you imagine this guy Romney as the POTUS. And I thought GWBush was bad.

    August 7, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  16. indie52

    RomneyHood coming to a theater soon. But he will be gone after the election, so see it now.

    August 7, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. M-W-T

    This guy romney thinks he's gods gift to the world and the White House is where he's supposed to live.............
    MITT ROMNEY- THE WORST REPUBLICAN IN THE COUNTRY
    he's a mormon......they think that he, mitt romney, is going to save the rest of us from the world
    they really think he is some kind of prophet and he is going to save us........
    This screwball is NUTS!!!!!

    August 7, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. dan

    That is the best Romney can do? " oh yeah , well you're double cant think of anything first so I have to just use what The President just said about me and turn it right back at you " So Far- the President is methodically beating you in this political chess match- except for when it comes to the fundraising- Obama just has to start pandering more

    August 7, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Obamalonely? Really? The last time I checked, Obama wasn't lonely. No, he was Obamamajority. That's why he's in the White House. Obama/Biden/Roberts 2012!

    August 7, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  20. Really?

    @Thomas – Things DO go better with Koch. Yeah, let's do shake the etch a sketch and get this country back to prosperity with Romney. No one really gives a hoot about his tax returns; it's all a feeble attempt to distract people from Obama's dismal record...and Carter is going to put HIS two cents in? What a joke!

    August 7, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. Name oman99

    Obama has a record to stand on as president and proven leader. What does Romney stand for? He shifts his positions as the shifting sands. Is this what we want the presidency built on? Or do we want a foundation rooted in experience and proven leadership.

    August 7, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. John

    So when it comes to this independant agency that reviewed his tax plan, Romney both praises and thinks they are baloney! He is for and against Gun control, both pro choice and multiple choice, created the health care plan he now objects to. etc....... Multiple Choice Mitt !

    August 7, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. columbus

    Well, isn't this an interesting development, debating differences of opinion through name calling, what's next poopy head and butt face? Resorting to the level of 8 year olds, is not inspiring any degree of confidence in either of these candidates. If it were not for the seriousness of our current crises, it would be laughable.

    August 7, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Pander Bear

    Yawn – Mitt has nothing but snark to offer.

    August 7, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  25. CryBabies

    Obamaloney....Harry Reids last meal.

    August 7, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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