Romney steps up Obama attacks
February 1st, 2011
09:05 AM ET
12 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. xstongue

    I dont trust none of these clowns, why havent they demanded change, instead they have just played along and put wads of cash into their pockets. Just more propagandist doing their job for the bankers....

    February 1, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. donkey party

    No Mittsy, sorry, it's Conservatism that is smothering America.

    February 1, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    Romney is smart enough to know that repug voters don't care about the truth. Just tell them the same lies over and over and the repugs will believe it.

    February 1, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. once upon a horse

    ok Mitt so I am guessing that cutting taxes for the upper 2% in income, trying to take away healthcare where a majority of Americans can now keep their kids on thier policies up to age 26 and no longer be denied due to pre-existing conditions, cutting education, civil services, meeting with billionares whose compaines aid in polllution of the environment behind closed doors and shipping more American jobs overseas is really helping the American Dream? Well I guess if I were rich like you are in that upper 2% I would think so too. You are totally out of touch with most Americans if you think the POTUS is trying to ruin the American Dream and not try to make it become reality again.

    February 1, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. quincy of nashville

    Here we go, reviving Reagan. It is time for the democrats to take the high road, call out the lies, and bring America back to reality. Tea partiers see the Egypt uprising as the practice run for their takeover. But, the tp's have money and guns.

    February 1, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. Bill from GA

    Specifically, the economic crisis has largely been averted (there is still time for the repugs to destroy the economy, with such measures as unaffordable tax cuts and drastic spending cuts). As to health care, small businesses have been seeing unsustainable increases in health care for years, as repug politicians did noting. (Give him credit, Lying Mitt did try to fix the problem in Massachusetts!)

    February 1, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. A keen observer

    Now we have a Mormon renouncing his own healthcare plan and teaming up with old southern racist, "christian" bigots. What is the world coming to?

    February 1, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  8. Russ

    What a hypocrite. It's OK for Massachusetts to have "universal health care" and it's OK for Congress to have "universal health care" controlled by their respective governments, but the rest of us it's not. This is someone that has the ingnorance to bash Obama? Typical Republican. If you think the rich are benefiting from Republican policies now, wait until the next Republican President gets in the White House. The poor and middle class with take another big hit to finance the luxurious life style of the rich in this country.

    February 1, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  9. Bud Tarken

    So how we suppose to belief anything that comes out of his mouth? This guy believes there is a living prophet of God on this planet right now and it just happens to be the leader of his Mormon church. In fact, all the other prophets he's believed in just happened to have been the president of the Mormon church too.

    When is the media like Fox News really going to ask him the hard questions?

    February 1, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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