Romney, Republicans increase attacks on Obama
September 14th, 2012
05:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Romney, Republicans increase attacks on Obama

Washington (CNN) - Republicans led by presidential challenger Mitt Romney served up a heaping helping of political red meat on Friday, launching a salvo of attacks on President Barack Obama that called him a liar and a failed leader.

Romney told an interview broadcast on ABC that his biggest concern about the three upcoming presidential debates is that Obama will be untruthful.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Republican who supports President Obama

    BTW- I still have not seen your tax returns for the past 10 years. Where are they?

    September 14, 2012 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  2. don in albuquerque

    Yeah they better ramp up the BS. Because their boy is partially responsible for the spreading violence in the middle east. Proud of yourself Mitt-Witt. Now you have some blood on your hands. Free Speech my butt. There are consequences for what you say, ask any attorney who ever filed a slander case. The whole GOP needs to go down in a big ball of flame. And by the way time to track down that film maker and put his butt in prison under protective custody. Then let him rot there because once his name and pic get out (and they will) there will be nowhere on the face of this planet he can hide. Mars maybe.

    September 14, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  3. Gino Martell

    This is just too funny to even answer. As an independent I have been listening quite closely and it is Mitt and Ryan who like to say outright lies.

    September 14, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    How's all that attacky tantrummy stuff workin out for ya, eh GOPers/Teatrolls? You've been trying it non-stop for 4 years and your runny turd of a candidate is STILL LOSING.

    September 14, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    This idiot does not have any stand–pathetic GOP idiots.

    September 14, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  6. The Unsub

    I hope that all Mormons are not like Romney!

    September 14, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. the situation

    Ever since the 2nd day of the DNC convention, the night when President Clinton spoke about the right and wrongs of the GOP, it's seems that they have been in desperate mood. They been crying that Obama will be running a campaign of smearing but not look who is the one that is running a campaign of lies and deceit. Rove with his ads. This isn't 2004 son. Those cheap tricks Dubya and Rove used on Kerry won't work now. I never knew how desperate the GOP was to win, they have stoop to a new level of low. What's funny, all of the lies in the world and they will still lose on November 6. I can't wait to see the face of Mitts, Lying Ryan, Faux News that night and the aftermath.

    Good luck in 2016, maybe 2020 at this rate.

    September 14, 2012 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  8. Wise1Speak


    'Etch-a-sketch Romney' now knows that the embassy statement that condemned the Muslim-hating movie was made prior to any attacks on any U.S. Embassy. And therefore, the 'first' Cairo embassy statement had nothing to do with the attack that came later. Even Bill O’Reilly acknowledged that.

    Yet ‘Lying Mitt’ continues to falsely claim that President Obama sanctioned an apologetic embassy statement after the Cairo embassy was attacked. The facts say opposite and Romney is clearly wrong. Now that Romney knows he was wrong, ‘Lying Mitt’ does not have enough integrity or character to acknowledge he was wrong and jumped-the-gun without the facts.

    September 14, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Sounds like Mitt's describing himself !

    A total set up , call another person a lier before you even ask him a question .

    You can have your own view , but you can't make up your own facts !

    September 14, 2012 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  10. JD

    It is just sad that so many people will vote for Romney anyway, lies and all. KNOWING it's lies and all, and NOTHING will change their minds. Not the truth, not in your face facts, nothing. Sad.

    September 14, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  11. Squigman

    It's funny, when I hear of some one or some group on the attack, it gives me the impression that this person or group of people are weak. If this is a sign of leadership, I don't see it.

    September 14, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  12. Kingsley Hollywood

    With the swift insipede Romney I0 hours late Security advice to America President Obama Our Mission calls Winner Obama

    September 14, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  13. Helena Montana

    How dare Mr. Romney call the President of these United States a liar! On this day of all days or any day! You sir have no class or dignity. Simply disgraceful & disrespectful.

    September 14, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  14. lyn

    Today of all days Romney and Ryan when our heart is heavy with greif and sadness for our 4 men, you two Morons decide to slam and critize our President shame on you Romney, & Ryan you not ready to be President, you two is the biggest liers, Romney on the campaign trail you are like a desperate man. Our President Obama we trust he look out for us the poor people, now it is time that we look out for him.

    September 14, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    While we were mourning our losses, the republicans were having a "family values religious hate-fest". SHAME ON THE REPUBLICANS. THEY ARE UN-AMERICAN.

    September 14, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  16. Latina

    What we are seeing on the screen is the meltdown, collapse of the Obama policy on the Muslim world ...Period!!

    September 14, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  17. Pete

    Hey Romney your desperation is showing in reaching a new political low in accusing Pres.Obama with something you've been pretty good at LYING.It's pathelogical to you and quite frankly all republicans,you certainly can't stand on your merits so you berate others with lies,nice job..Now your popularity in polls are failing as well as your lies,its pretty evident in your VP Ryan campaigning in Wisconsin for his old congressional seat,even rats know when to jump a sinking ship,rights guys!!

    September 14, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  18. Dee

    It is a disgrace and embarrassing during the time of a solemn ceremony by the President and the Secretary of State receiving the bodies of the fallen heroes at Andrews Air Force Base.

    The last say is by the voters and they will choose a leader who can step up to the plate in a national crisis.

    September 14, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  19. Donkey Party

    Funny, no comments from the regular bunch of right-wing village idiots to support Willard the serial liar. Desperation makes the GOP and their supporters look even more pathetic than they already are (who knew that was even possible?).

    September 14, 2012 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  20. My Vote Is Not For Sale

    I think Romney is losing control of his campaign and is becoming unhinged. He has the appearance of a desperate person. He is not used to being told no. On Nov. 6 we will tell him no way, no how on any day will we vote for you for President. Romney will not release his taxes because he has investments in countries that have killed our fellow Americans.

    September 14, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  21. Stop the Confusion and Get REAL

    If the world wants to really get realistic about Barack Obama, the media would acknowledge that he never had a chance at building peace in the middle east BECAUSE THEY VIEW HIM AS AN APOSTATE. His father was a muslim and he was raised by a muslim step father, he then married in a christian church. In the eyes of muslims, isn't he an apostate? I would anticipate that he is despised more than Bush by extremists. When is the media goning to get a clue and wake up. CNN start reporting facts that reflect reality, not fantasy. The mdeia ethics that I studied is obviously a far cry from what is required to be a CNN journalist. REALITY REALITY REALITY IS WHAT PEOPLE TO DESERVE TO HEAR ON THE NEWS. NOT PROPOGANDA AND MYTHOLOGY.

    September 14, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  22. lyn

    Today of all days when our heart is full sadness and greif for our 4 men, Romney and Ryan decided to slam and critize our President. These two Morons Romney & Ryan is not ready to be our leader you show that you are getting desperate and what ever comes out from your mouth lies , the real lier is Romney,he will not put out his Taxes, his accounts overseas, he is really dishornest to the American people. President Obama show leadership and he cares about us, he is a real Leader.

    September 14, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  23. Confused

    Hello Pot, Meet Kettle.

    September 14, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  24. Judywire

    I am independent and have been waiting to hear from Mr. Romney why he is better to lead us than President BO but all he keeps saying is his business skill. This annoys me because people are not stocks and bonds. We are people and do not want to be looked at as balance sheet materials. During the recent debate, I heard from so many Americans who lost their savings when Mitt took over their companies. Based on what these ex-employees of Romney went through as a result of bankruptcies, why should I vote for him and expect anything other than bankrupting America. As per the accounts of these innocent American families, the businesses Romney bought were later shutdown and workers were let go while he walked out with bags of money as executive compensation. This is sad and my heart goes out to those fellow Americans. This is wrong and not the way Americans should treat one another. It is also UN-righteous and Romney should find all those workers and compensate them. It is not too late to assemble all those workers and apologize for the wrong that was done in the name of profiteering and maybe, a lot of Independents will see the repentance and vote for him.

    September 14, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  25. robesan

    Some people attempt to appear taller by whacking off the heads of others.

    September 14, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
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