95 Responses to “Stephanie Cutter: Mitt Romney and China”

  1. 1 taiping1
    September 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Love Stef!

  2. 5 Proud Former White House Intern
    September 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Get him!

  3. 6 taiping1
    September 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    First! Hi all and let’s keep working!

  4. 7 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Wait up, TODville! Don’t leave anyone behind.

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      September 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      😀 😀 I am having the greatest fun with Chips Chica and this ‘new’ door she has redecorated….severely! 😆 😆 I sorta wish she could see the dancing around the door I often do because I’m not sure if I should open it or not. This time I opened and closed it two different times before realizing that I should just step in! 🙄 VC

  5. 10 vitaminlover
    September 15, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Stepanie Cutter’s in da’ houuusse. You betta’ watch yo’ mouuuth! Yeah baby, she speaks the truth!!

  6. 11 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    WOW – this is an excellent fact-based rebuttal to Romney’s lies. Thanks – Stephanie!

  7. 12 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Where’s Yardarm? Off sailing again?

  8. 13 Linda
    September 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Don’t Say “Desperate”

    Muslim unrest has created a challenge for Obama and the nation—and a different kind of crisis for the Romney campaign.

    By John Heilemann


  9. 14 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Awesome! I posted to Dashboard

  10. 15 Debz
    September 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Love Stephanie!!!! Congratulations Chips for your increase on hits!!

  11. 16 cookemom
    September 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I thought it was so nice, I’m posting it twice:

    “If your party can run the nation for eight years, and then have a national
    convention and not invite Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Karl Rove or Tom
    DeLay… you’re not a political movement, you’re the witness protection program.” – Bill Maher

  12. 17 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you, WiW 🙂

    • 18 Debz
      September 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Good ad. I haven’t seen this one.

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      September 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Oh Df, isn’t WiW wonderful? 😆 I was just coming down to share another of my boots-on-the-ground tweet about #ACA, most of which I get from WhatisWorking’s site (See the list of sites to the right for the link, TODobots! WiW has been stockpiling pertinent info for this November election for quite a while. Now’s your time to make her work ‘worthwhile’ by making use of all that’s there. Give her some support. Now off I go to tweet the one above, Df. Thanks

      • 20 desertflower
        September 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        So right, vc:) She has worked tirelessly…and as a great labor of love so that all of us may have the tools that we need, at our disposal, for knowledge and facts about “What IS Working” ! Bless her…she is a treasure! The rest, as they say, is up to US!

    • 23 cookemom
      September 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      This one really hits home for seniors and their children who are helping them navigate through the Medicare maze.

  13. September 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  14. September 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Painting #BirtherMitt (etc) all over these folk from now until 6 Nov …

    More in my TL …

  15. September 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  16. 27 Linda
    September 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON, DC — Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum attacked the media and “smart people” for not being on the side of conservatives in a speech to the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.

    “We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country,” Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, told the audience at the Omni Shoreham hotel. “We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.”

    The media “doesn’t like the other side,” Santorum said. “And not necessarily, I would argue, because they agree with them, but because they can influence the country.

    “If just a few people make decisions about what this world looks like, what this country looks like, then you have people sitting in offices at major media outlets and Hollywood who think they can deal with a small group of people, to get them to jump through the hoops they want you to,” Santorum said.

    Santorum also criticized the libertarian wing of the Republican party for not supporting what he sees as the pillars of conservatism: religion and family.

    “When it comes to conservatism libertarian types can say, oh, well you know, we don’t want to talk about social issues,” Santorum said. “Without the church and the family, there is no conservative movement, there is no basic values of America.”


    • 28 0388jojothecat
      September 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Santorum is nutter than a fruit cake.

    • 29 cookemom
      September 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      huh? Is it just me, or did that sound like word salad? I need $arah Pay’em to translate.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        September 15, 2012 at 4:13 pm

        Cookemom, it isn’t just you. The guy was always an embarrassment as a PA senator and now he’s gotten just plain crazy and incoherent. He sounds like an old man in the wilderness ranting at the wind and rain. Of course, he’s never going to get smart people to agree with him. No sane ones either.

  17. September 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Like Bill Clinton said it takes a lot of brass to accuse somebody of doing what you’re doing.

  18. September 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  19. September 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Have been sending tweets like this to the Obama Team (and others) …

    It is really cool that they’ve created “The Question” video because it brilliantly (as always for them) captures the essence of now v 2008 and just how deep in the cow manure #BainMitt is regarding the answer to ‘The Question’ …


  20. September 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    So much to read and share. I think I am finally caught up. Now to go back to retweet any that I might have missed.

  21. September 15, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  22. September 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    @tjwalker on “Cheaters”

  23. September 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Today’s schedule for Jill Biden-

    And Joe Biden Monday-

  24. 47 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  25. September 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  26. 53 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Rick Santorum Says “Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side” He got THAT right!

  27. 54 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    my personal rule in politics 2012: “Don’t Mess with Stephanie Cutter

    • 55 idon
      September 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      Stephanie Cutter is awesome. She’s my sista-gurl. Love her so hard 🙂

    • 56 jackiegrumbacher
      September 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      global, I would pay good money to see Stephanie Cutter debate Willard. I think she would fillet him into thin pieces and have him crying for mercy.

  28. 57 FormelyFRED
    September 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    have ya’ll seen this article? 😮

    Did Adelson engineer Obama-Netanyahu crisis?

    It is as if Sheldon Adelson is prepared to do almost anything, in addition to donating money, for President Barack Obama to be ousted from office.

    13 September 12 10:56, Matti Golan

    What is the connection between the Netanyahu-Obama-Romney triangle and the latest Iran controversy? Is the answer peace in Israel and the world, or is the connection Sheldon Adelson?

    Fact: Adelson is one of the biggest donors and supporters of Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney. Adelson is investing not only money, but a lot of passion and desire as well. He is acting like a man for whom the ouster of President Barack Obama from office is more important than his health; as if it is the last thing that he wants to achieve in his life. It is as if he is prepared to do almost anything, in addition to donating money, for that to happen.

    Iran and the Jews

    Fact: One of the things that Romney really needs is the support of the Jews, whose votes in key swing states could decide the election. But Jewish support traditionally goes to the Democrats. What can be done to change that this time?

    Fact: Almost all US Jews vote for the candidate who they think will be good for Israel. Who decides this? Mostly Israel itself, of course. In other words: the prime minister of Israel.

    Netanyahu for Adelson-Romney

    Fact: Adelson is the biggest patron of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (and of his family). Adelson believes that Netanyahu’s leadership is essential for the existence of the Jewish people. He does not merely think this; he acts on it. Donations? That’s obvious. But he does for Netanyahu something that no other rich man has probably ever done for the candidate he supports: Adelson established a newspaper for Netanyahu (and his family). Adelson bought journalists to write only praise for the prime minister (and his family); journalists, who after all of Netanyahu’s talk, “explain” how right he is. Journalists who cannot, in other words do not dare, find any flaw in Netanyahu’s deeds and decisions.

    “Adelson (Israel) Today”

    The newspaper “Adelson (Israel) Today” has a very large circulation, not because of its quality, of which it has none, but because it is free; a free newspaper. Now “Adelson pays”. Huge sums; and I write as a man who knows how much money a newspaper consumes. But “Adelson Pays” and pays, and pays. For Netanyahu (and his family).

    It’s Adelson, stupid

    Fact: Let us get back to Romney. A remark or hint by Netanyahu that Obama is bad for Israel is worth something to Romney… maybe the presidency. Repeated hints that Obama will do nothing about Iran, or that “Hillary Clinton is expediting the centrifuges” – their value to Romney in gold cannot be estimated. A serious crisis with the Americans and confrontations with their officials sends a message: Obama is bad – and not just for the Jews. For humanity. For the universe. He is a dangerous man. He is firing up the centrifuges. He is bringing closer a nuclear Holocaust on Israel, and maybe on America, too.

    The conclusion: Vote for Romney, just like Adelson wants.

    Questions: Does “Adelson Today” want Netanyahu to help Adelson with Romney, and what will happen if Netanyahu should he want to refuse? Can he permit himself to refuse?

    • September 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    • 59 idon
      September 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Hmmm . . Adelson stated he plans to spend 100 million to see Romney elected. Of course, he’s already spent 50 million on the situation in the Middle East. You know, the one that led to the death of a US Ambassador, and four American servicemen and spurred protests in various countries in the region. Of course, PBO already knows all of this. Nixon did this same thing with Vietnam. Romney & Adelson are pulling from his playbook. I think it will all fall apart as the FBI/CIA/NSA, DIA continues their investigation into the connection between the inflammatory YouTube vid and the ME crisis. Their findings will not bode well for Netanyahu. This was an operation by the GOPKKK, K*Koch brothers, Adelson, MITTNOCCHIO, and members of his campaign team.

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      September 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      I think the idea that all American Jews will vote simply on the basis of what Netanyahu says is completely wrong. There are some portion of American Jews that may put Israel first, but many more use their common sense and good judgment when they vote, just like the rest of us.

      • 61 idon
        September 15, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        PBO has HUGE lead over MITTNOCCHIO among Jewish voters. Two Jewish brothers were among the three who died trying to register blacks voters in Miss during the Civil Rights movement. Racebaiting and hatemongering would turn off most Jewish voters to MITTNOCCHIO. The other problem for MITTNOCCHIO is the fact their faith tradition calls on them to help less fortunate among us, something totally antithetical to the GOP policy agenda.

      • 62 Left-Indie
        September 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

        Yeah. I think that Jewish Americans vote solely on Isreal is bogus, too. Obama holds a decisive lead even as we speak. What might be true, though, is older Jews in places like Florida might be frightened my this Adelson business. I guess we need Sarah Silverman videos again.

  29. 64 desertflower
    September 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    List of devastating videos Mitt doesn’t want you to see…(h/t DK) Here’s one….Chuckle, chuckle….


  30. 74 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Hah. Back from a nice dinner. Ethiopian food. Chilean merlot wine.

    And for dessert, stef cutter, the cutie potatie. 🙂

  31. September 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    On the new I phone 5, you can get Cable/sattlelite tv?

  32. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    September 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    since registering people to vote is so critical at this time, we should help to remind potential voters about the registration deadlines in each state.

  33. 78 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    • September 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      That is an interesting, articled, amk. It’s rather sad (for the U.S.) when Al Jazeera has better news articles than U.S. newspapers. The message: beware the banalities of extremists, both Christian and Islamist. Don’t let them hijack the truly democratic desires of the Arab Spring.

  34. 80 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Here’s another #ACA video that addresses the ‘joy’ of getting an insurance refund. Two more to go to meet my personal boots-on-the-ground goal for today. Thanks to those who’ve helped by retweeting. 😆

  35. 83 utaustinliberal
    September 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    • 84 globalcitizenlinda
      September 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      now if more people who do not regularly vote would share the same sentiment of vote preference as this guy and exercise it this election

  36. 85 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Gunnite folks.

  37. 86 Ladyhawke
    September 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm



    Obama Explains in 60 Seconds Why You’re Better Off Today than You Were 4 Years Ago

    By: Jason EasleySeptem


    This may be the best ad yet that the Obama campaign has put out. The ad balances reminding people where we were in 2008 with where we are in 2012. It is also contains some subtle contrasts that are very effective. By linking Romney’s plan for the economy to the collapse of 2008 while using Bill Clinton to link Obama’s growth to past prosperity, the Obama campaign is sending the message to voters that Romney will undo the progress that has been made under this president. The second contrast involves the repetition of the word forward at the end of the ad. The message is clear. Obama equals forward. Romney equals backward.
    The Obama campaign did something in sixty seconds that the Romney campaign has never been able to do. They explained why people should vote for them. Mitt Romney is so intent on making this election a referendum on President Obama that he has not bothered to tell anyone why they should vote for him.
    Mitt Romney left Obama an opening with the are you better off question, and the president walked right through it and slammed the door shut behind him.



  38. 87 amk for obama
    September 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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  40. September 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    No surprise …. Hate is certainly something #SmirkinMitt excels ….


  41. 90 dotster3
    September 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  42. September 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    More from the smart people, Amy Davidson of the New Yorker, on how Romney’s reaction to Benghazi was like Bain:


  43. September 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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