Prepare the media fainting couches; Tagg Romney wanted to ‘take a swing’ at Obama

Remember that time during the campaign when Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, instructed his supporters, when confronting opponents, “I want you to argue with them and get in their face“? Or when he said of Democrats, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun“? No? Oh, that’s right. That’s because Barack Obama said those things.

Forgive us, then, if we don’t get too excited by breathless media reports tonight that Romney’s son Tagg wanted to “take a swing” at the president during Tuesday night’s debate. Asked by North Carolina radio host Bill Lumaye what it felt like to hear Obama call his father a liar, Tagg Romney said it made him want to jump out of his seat, “rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him.” (Audio is available at the link above; it’s well worth a listen to hear just how “serious” this threat was.)

Media figures on the Left, though, suddenly have no stomach for the sort of violent rhetoric we thought had died with Sarah Palin’s candidacy and her talk of “targeting” seats. Someone, fetch the smelling salts!

The New Republic’s editor is aghast at such barbarism from new money like Tagg.

David Schuster stands up for the lady parts crowd and offers some parenting advice to Mitt Romney.

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher also abhors threats of violence and awaits an apology from Tagg — but he’s putting his money on POTUS just as well.

Taking bets on which candidate would win a fight? That’s outrageous — and unnecessary, since Yahoo and Esquire already published the results of their “Which candidate would win in a fistfight” poll.

Just how much traction will Tagg’s remark get in the media? Is the Obama campaign, along with its lapdog surrogates, willing to give up the golden goose that is “binders” for a day and put their money on this faux outrage instead? Conservatives say, “Please do.”

  • Michael Rice

    Meanwhile, Obama suppoters threaten to kill ROmney if he wins….

    • Aestro

      Let me know when Malia or Sasha threaten Romney.

      • grais

        Then we’ll all have a good laugh, right?

      • Guest

        Just their looks alone are enough to send anyone running. They take after their Mom.

        • Patriotic Patrick

          Uncalled for and uncool. Try and have a modicum of class please. Tagg is a grown man, they are young girls. You sound like an idiot.

          • Guest

            Unlike you a Obama supporter where there is no doubt you’re an idiot. Tell your master they’re just “young girls” when he says they’re the reason he’s for gay marriage. Way to use your young daughters for political gain. Truth hurts? Those girls look just like their Mom. UGLY! Plus Tagg would wipe the floor with Mr. Nancy Boy Mom Jeans and you know it.

          • orringtonmom (D)

            i don’t think you can assume that patrick is an obama supporter just because he thinks it is pretty classless of you to attack two little girls on their looks. i also vote ‘not cool’.

          • Patriotic Patrick

            I am far from an Obama supporter. I’m a father and a decent human being. Any decent human being knows that we lay off children. You showed your true lack of Christian compassion when you call them ugly girls. All of God’s children are beautiful. Shame on you.

    • Frank Kern

      Oh Yeah, Typical Liberal Scum,….Do As I Say Not As I Do,..This Pile Of Shit President Is A F******G Joke,….And the F.B.I.and Useless Secret Service Sits Back And Doesn’t investigate any of these Death Threats To Kill Romney

  • $30756787

    We’ve seen Obama throw a baseball. Pretty girlie-like. What was with that?

    • Garth Haycock

      Excellent point. And the nobody from mediaite thinks Obama could take Tagg in a fight?

      Excuse me as I fall on the floor and laugh.

      • Jer

        Sure, Obama would take Tagg. Right after he climbs off his girly bike and brushes off his mom jeans.

        • BlueGood

          Really folks…who doesn’t think Barry needs a good Bitch Slap…except his fat ass wife…

          Make dozens of death threats against Mitt, rape threats and worse against any Conservative Woman…but the Leftoid Clowns go APESCHIT when Tagg gives a rhetorical response….

 Michelle says…”WOW…Put on you SURPRISE FACE”

          • Elaine

            If you read the ENTIRE transcript, Tagg was pretty clever. They just have NOTHING else. How pathetic.

        • conservativechick

          My first thought was TAGG thinking: “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER.”

      • Nell

        I think he was referring to Michelle Obama…. now that is one “handsome” woman, that not too many men would want to fight… or touch.

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        Obama might have a chance, as long as they weren’t throwing 8lb bowling balls at each other…..

        –> 39 <–

      • Matt Robinson

        and not to mention the president is a long time smoker that weighs what, 150lbs? and libates, drinks coffee, etc. compare that to fit, in shape, never smoked or drank Tagg Romney and you have your answer. its like saying Biden would beat Ryan and his P90x health level.

      • Vikki Rosich

        really… have you seen the pics of POTUS trying to lift a shovel? Tagg could take him. sheesh, I could take him.

    • ceyanne

      I’m a girl and a former softball player and I *definitely* didn’t throw like Obama. Good grief, the first year my daughter played ball at age 7 she didn’t throw that wimpy! So yeah, pretty sure O couldn’t take Tagg OR Mitt, lol.

    • DDay

      I met tagg. He’d break barry in half. Tagg is no mom wearing jeans pansy like barry.

      • Aestro

        That’s cool bro, I assume you’re voting for the Klitschko’s then?

    • Bill

      Well, when he does so wearing “mom” jeans it should come as no surprise. Not like W – who not only got it over the plate, but threw a strike.

    • Kevin T

      He just threw a ball , like a guy born in Kenya would

  • Youxia88

    I want to take a swing at Obama for calling Mitt a liar!

    • Cynthia

      You and me both!

  • Jimni27

    Just goes to show how much of the ADD crowd votes for Obama- they just jump from one bright shiny object to another.

  • J.N. Ashby

    I wish tromney *would* take a swing at someone, he’d get his candy ass cracked like a frozen Charleston Chew

    Would he? Not by that jabroni Obama. He probably scraps like he throws.

    • Cynthia

      Good God no! Obama would go down faster than a death row inmate on a two dollar whore. He would run screaming and crying out of the room, the big nancy boy! He is a bully and bullies don’t like to have their bluffs called. He is a coward.

      • J.N. Ashby

        He’s not even really a bully without his teleprompter. He’s a stereotypical schoolyard nerd.

        • TexSizzle

          No, he isn’t. We nerds didn’t threaten anyone; in fact, we were the targets of the bullies.

          • J.N. Ashby

            You might not be an actual nerd then. Many would consider me one. We prefer to bully people intellectually. Granted, I’m not calling Obama intellectual. He’d be better off the cuff, if he were.

  • kate_middleton

    I am concerned for Tommy Christopher’s health. He is truly unhinged. His blood pressure must be through the roof considering how everything sets him off.

  • Youxia88

    The voters will take a swing at Obama on November 6th

  • Fringe

    The Obama Reality Distortion Field decries faux outrage over Fast and Furious and Benghazi-Gate. Meanwhile, they get their panties in a twist wholesale over Tagg Romney wanting to stickup for his old man.

    Couldn’t make this shit up if one tried. Truth really is stranger than fiction.

  • f. lindsay

    LOVE~Comment- Romney talks about~Economy,taxes,deficit,leadership,energy& Libya; y’all (Team Obama) keep on with Binders,Muppets,&~ TAGG Threat. @ABC @CBS @NBC @CNN @PBS @MSN Obama Hid under Candy’s BIG SKIRT-The CNN RUN DEBATE was so BIASED we turned it off&watched the HIGHLIGHTS on the INTERNET- check out PRISON PLANET

  • tjp77

    I wish he would have.

    • Aestro

      He too. Maybe getting tackled and cuffed by some Secret Service agents would teach him some humility.

      • TexSizzle

        And what will teach NObama “some humanity”?

  • u_scruffy_nerf_herder

    I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought it said that he wanted to “swing a state” at Obama

  • JM_in_WASH

    Progressives are such a sensitive group of people, but then again they approve of the OWS crowd krapping all over the place.

    • Judy B

      And raping, don’t forget raping, & defecating on cop cars, & drugging, classy bunch, those OWS & their fearless leader.

  • Chas Holman

    What a stupid thing for the kid to say.. this isn’t about HIM.

    Last thing the Governors campaign needs is that kind of nonsense.. and while not damning, it is politically lightweight and comes off like ‘kid crap’.

    • Jer

      Good grief. They asked him how he felt and he answered honestly. I guess he should have said, “Well, at the risk of sounding overly bellicose, I really was somewhat nonplussed.”

    • YeahWeWill

      He’s the real deal. No spin. No tweets. Good old fashioned emotion! Yay

    • Judy B

      What “kind” of crap do you call what’s been handed to the American public from the Owebummer administration?

  • JOH

    Most loving children would be on the defense when someone calls their father a liar. I know I would, no matter who said it.

  • disappearing moderate

    You’d think with academia and the arts being so well represented on the left that somebody would figure out that promoting this story only endears Tagg to lots of people.

    • Jer

      Dear hysterical media: you say ‘would punch a guy out to stick up for his dad’ like it’s a bad thing.

      • irishblueileen

        No but it is a bad thing to threaten the President of the United States. Would you say the same thin if Ronald Reagan were president?

        • MissQuinn82

          Well, did Ronald Reagan call anyone a liar in public, in front of their children?


          • Cynthia

            Reagan had class. Obama does not even know the definition of ‘class’. Obama is a punk, thug, a cheat, a liar, an arrogant asshole and a user and manipulator.

        • Nell

          Where was the outrage when George W. Bush received threats from the left?

        • Cynthia

          Obama DESERVES everything that gets thrown at him . . . he is destroying America and for that . . . nothing is too awful for him to have to suffer. He is an evil man, but a man who has convinced other evil people to support him.

        • elijahzabmom

          So was it okay for Air America to threaten to assasinate Bush?

        • Jules

          He didn’t threaten the president. He just said how he felt.

  • Terika

    oooh… and he’s the hot one, too! I think I’m in love! (Tagg, you’re it!) ; )

  • odabea

    Are these people kidding? A son wanting to protect his father’s honor, is a son who was raised right. The POTUS, is an ignoble and mendacious man who is just projecting his own lack of morals onto Mitt Romney, who is a good and honest man. Obama probably has never even know such a decent man in his whole life…his own father was a violent drunken womanizer; his grandfather’s closest friend was a Communist and pedophile; his friends were all drug addled political radicals or domestic and foreign terrorists, and his “spiritual leader” was an anti-American, race-baiting, Jew-hating, wife stealer. Mitt Romney is the first real honest to goodness American man he has probably ever met.

    • Aestro

      Decent men don’t threaten violence for disagreeing with you. Decent men can sit and talk like adults.

      • Lov’n R&R

        Decent men don’t lie about 4 dead Americans and then jump on a plane for a Vegas fundraiser. I have many words to describe this man, and “decent” doesn’t even come close. BTW – My 87 year old Grandmother wanted to take swing at Obama, she said, and I quote, “I want to wipe that lying-a@@ grin off of his face”. I love my Granny as much as Tagg loves his Daddy. That’s what families do!

        • Vikki Rosich


      • carla5731

        “Decent men can sit and talk like adults.”

        That’s why Obama works so hard to avoid difficult questions from the press. He has a tough time accepting ideas other than his own.

      • Netmilsmom

        “Wanting to take a swing” at someone is not “threatening”. A sign of maturity is the ability to control one’s emotions. Your post is akin to the liberal “the charge is as bad as the Facts”. NOT beating someone when you want to is the adult thing to do.

      • Jules

        Where are you on all the “I want to assassinate Romney” threads?

        • Aestro

          I saw them. They’re bad, they’re idiots. I have no problem with them being called out. That doesn’t excuse the responsibility of the 41-year-old son of a presidential candidate to behave like an adult.

    • Judy B

      Great post & summation of Owebummer!

    • irishblueileen

      You must be nuts. Do you read the news? Romney is a sociopath. He has no moral compass. He ruined businesses at least for the people who worked for them. He is not the kind of business man that my dad was. He never worked a day in his life.

      • MissQuinn82

        Do you know what a sociopath is? Where did you get the psych degree from to be able to sit down, interview him and determine this ?
        And …it’s news to me that running a capital investment firm isn’t work. Nor is running the Olympic games work. Or governing Massachusetts work. BTW, he did the last two FOR FREE. Or hell, attending BOTH Harvard Law AND Business School simultaneously (and graduating cum laude) isn’t work?

        Madam, please take a stadium full of seats.


      • $7421226

        obama is a malignant narcisstistic sociopath. he’s also headed for a total breakdown after America rejects him Nov 6, he won’t be able to handle the complete rejection. that is when he will move against America by releasing her codes to Russia and China Cuba and Iran.

      • Cynthia

        Sister, you just described your butt-buddy, Obama . . . biggest sociopath, lying narcissist that ever drew a breath. You are ‘projecting’ . . . look it up. Obama has not only ruined businesses he has ruined the whole Effen’ economy and the country! Obama wouldn’t know what a moral compass was if it climbed up his ass . . . you would do well to brush yours off and MAYBE, just MAYBE you will see Obama for what he is . . . a colossal fraud that promised you ‘goodies’ just to keep you as a voter. Greedy delusional bitch.

      • Bryson Spencer

        Seriously? I think companies like Staples, Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics and even Bain and Co (to name a few) would disagree with you… oh yeah, and bt-dubs (that means “by the way”), the last one was the parent company of Bain Capitol. They begged him to come back and save them on the verge of collapse and he did…FOR $1 A YEAR! Today they are one of the most successful firms in their field. He’s a fixer and he can fix the problems caused by Obama (and previous administrations, ie Bush, Clinton…etc.) Also…the Onion is not news…it’s entertainment…it is purposely false…stop quoting it.

      • $129448

        A bit harsh don’t you think? Where do you get your news from the Bill Maher Show or do you live under a rock & just make that crap up? you are surely an uninformed voter, please stay home on Nov. 6

      • $129448

        Obama has never held a job, he wouldn’t know how to run a garage sale let alone a business.

      • TexSizzle

        Another projecting leftist calling the Republican what the Democratic is.

      • Marcy Cook

        Oh Honey…you typed in Romney…you meant to type in Obama….there, there, just go fix it and the rest of your response is perfection!

      • Guest

        What kind of business was your Daddy in that he looks to Obama as a role model? Pimping?

    • Matt Robinson

      his “grandfathers closest friend”, plays a WAY different part in the story. i assume you are talking about Frank Marshall Davis? apparently, that is his actual father ,but due to obamas grandfathers CIA job, could not let that get out. hence, the quick marriage of obamas mother and Barack Obama to cover the fact that she was about to have the baby of a black communist party leader out of wedlock. watch “Dreams of My Real Father” on Netflix. It really plays into analysis of his ideology and the roots of it. i.e. all of these “great men” that have influenced him. all of the stuff he says in the movie can be found in basic historical transcripts. he also puts the tired “birther” arrgument to rest, but reflexively uses that to attempt to prove that his real father was Frank Marshall. Obama 1 would not claim the child on the birth certificate, and the father was listed as unknown. quickly after the birth of the President/Community Organizer(we all know what that means) Obama, his “father”, Barack Obama made a hasty retreat out of the country. food for thought, even if this is not true, the film goes incredibly in depth analyzing his ideological and political ingluences-both past and present

  • Jer

    Lord, we’ve gone from a nation of men who were proficient with dueling pistols to a bunch of sniveling, uh, ladyparts

  • Billy Hurst

    Obama has that sweet bicycle helmet to protect that misshapen head of his

  • ember

    Tagg would first have to pull O from behind Big Mama Candy and take the thumb out of O’s mouth before he could land a blow. And even then O would probably wet his pants while running away.

  • Raymond Meyers

    If everybody who wanted to take a swing at Obama were available, Tagg would have had to take a number and wait in a long line. The President calling anyone a liar is, at best, a pot remarking on a kettle.

    • irishblueileen

      Well I’m calling him a liar and I’m not. Romney is a sociopath. If you think you’re going to be better off if he wins, I have a bridge I can sell you.

  • Aestro

    If you’re going to go nuts about random people on the internet threatening Romney, the list you could do is criticize Romney’s adult son for talking about hitting the damn President of the United States.

    • Cynthia

      Why???? We all want to do the same thing . . . the last REAL president of the united states was George Bush . . . and I don’t see where Romney threatened to hit him. Obama is sooooooo NOT the president . . . his failure is breathtaking.

      • Aestro

        I didn’t vote for Bush but he was still the President. Stop being a child.

    • mv74

      You must be new to reading this site? Want consistency? Here’s what’s consistent: LIBERAL BAD. CONSERVATIVE GOOD. UNTIL ROMNEY LOSES, THEN ROMNEY NOT CONSERVATIVE ENOUGH, THEREFORE LIBERAL, THEREFORE BAD

    • Jules

      Well, if he said he wanted to assassinate O, I would care. He didn’t.

  • Hank DeCat

    David Shuster got suspended for accusing Hillary Clinton of “pimping out her daughter” during the 2008 Dem. primary. Just FYI.
    eta: Oh, and during 2008 Dem primary Michelle Obama told Vanity Fair magazine that she would “like to scratch [Bill Clinton’s] eyes out” for his “fairy tale” comment.

    • Judy B

      Progs have no minds, therefore nothing in which to store “memories”

      • irishblueileen

        And you do?

  • DavidKramer

    Tommy Xtopher, the big whiny baby that bans anyone that calls him out for his lies. Yeah, that guy is one tough cookie. Better watch out, he might slap you.

  • silverzone

    Good for you brother! i lost my dad when I was 15. He was a man’s man and I would want to do the same if somebody calls him liar. I understand the feeling. And I know how frustrating it is when you can’t do that because we talking about president of USA. we just have to beat him different way.

  • MissQuinn82

    If anyone called my dad a liar, I’d swing on that person too. And…my dad is the political opposite of me. So…yeah, go on wit yo’ Mormon Swag, @tromney .


  • $7421226

    Tagg would have had to get in line, most REAL Americans like Tagg were already thinking the same thing.
    that LIAR obama has to GO.

  • Cynthia

    Tagg, I will gladly hold him down for you! . . . so ‘swing away’!

  • LuCha

    I think Michelle would have jumped in with her big arms and gone all Chicago on Tagg.

  • Bryson Spencer

    Is anyone paying attention to context here? It’s not like he ran into the Spin Room after the debate telling everyone he wanted to punch Obama (which I think would have made for great tv…think about it…how long did it take the Secret Service to jump the guy who threw his shoes at Bush…and they actually LIKE him!).

    I would recommend you follow the link above to the audio. It was a cheesy question, it got a cheesy response. Now stop feigning outrage and lets move on to what ACTUALLY matters. Like: how am I going to be able to afford anything if my costs continue to rise and my wages do not?

  • Rob Stevely

    Where is Shuster and these other clowns when lefties are making assassination threats against Romney?

  • Mary

    It’s amazing half of America is threatening Rowney’s life and to them it is a joke. Make a remark about Obama and the light turns on.

  • radishthegreat

    …who doesn’t?

  • drbob456x

    Bit of a loose cannon, that boy. we’ll put it down to immaturity.

  • Wulfheard

    Lunatic lowlife libs can threaten Mitt with assassination but a good punch in the head for this arrogant ass of a president is out of bounds. What a bunch of low class, uneducated, uncivilized, hypocrite slobs the left is made of.

  • Paul C.

    We all want to take a swing at Obummer for what he’s trying to do to this country!!

  • $129448

    I think Ann Romney could take Obama, the scrawny smoker

    • JoH113

      Ever see Obama throw a baseball or ride a bike? My grandma could take him. After laughing her ass off at him, that is.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    it just means that tagg is paying attention. i say sell tickets and bring down the deficit.

  • Greg Greenlee

    I wanted to punch his sissy scowling face too! (I wouldn’t) Unlike Clinton, I have some impulse control!

  • JoH113

    He wasn’t the only one…

  • Owen007

    So, how many of the complainers have registered a complaint with the death threats made against Romney on Twitter or the threats of riots if he wins?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  • Joshua Seidel

    What an idiot. Tagg Romney is only going to hurt his father making comments like this.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Oh the outrage! The outrageously outrageous outrage!

    I wonder if the media will step back from this when they find everybody reacting with “Yeah, I’d like to deck the guy too… and that vapid porcelain toothed grin on that VP of his too.”

  • Early David Ehlinger

    You know, there is a difference between an impulse and a threat. It is also worth noting that Tagg controlled that impulse and didn’t _actually_ rush the stage and take a swing. It is unfortunate that Joe Wilson was not in the audience for any of the debates, because his impulse control is a bit weaker, and he might have at least yelled “YOU LIE!”

  • michael s

    I love it. White Republicans have been calling Pres Obama a liar for 4 plus yrs. Now that he FINALLY does it to Romney,his son can’t take it. Just shows the MORAL SUPERIORITY of Pres Obama. Buy the way mitt is a liar saying automatic weapons are illegal when civilians can LEGALLY own them in most states. Even in the state where he was governor.

    • TexSizzle

      You’re the liar, or showing your ignorance. Automatic guns are illegal; semi-automatics are legal. Learn the difference.

      • Kent Vig

        Sorry my friend but he is correct but see my post above

    • Kent Vig

      You can only purchase a fully automatic weapon if it was made and registered before 1986. At a minimum it will cost you 10k to buy and $200 to the ATF. While not illegal it’s virtually impossible to own one as few are even available.

      • michael s

        At last someone who knows firearms. Someone who knows the Firearms Protection Act of 1986. You understand semi automatic ISN’T the same as fully automatic. The word SEMI should say it all. Tagg should stand up for his dad. I wonder if people on this website would have supported Pres Obama’s brother in law if he said I wanted to take a swing at Joe Wilson for his you lie comment? Mitt did lie on automatic weapons.

  • rubyroo

    I’m sure Barry would like it… I’m sure he misses getting Tag(g)-teamed at the gay bath houses in Chicago.

  • Guest

    Thats okay Tagg I’ve been wanting to do that myself for a long time.


    This is so stupid. A typical human response many would have said if such a thing were said about our loved ones (and never mind the fact that he never threw a single punch). Yet the media circus runs crazy-goofy with it like they’re really on to a big, juicy story. What nothingness will they hone in on next to protect their dear Obama? Meanwhile, we have a dead Ambassador and lies all over the place about it – and that story can barely stay in the news.

  • snowcloud

    I can relate to Tagg saying that. I feel the same way a lot of times.

  • deanrd

    It wouldn’t have been a punch. It would have been a slap. Romney’s are too delicate for anything else. It’s why they were all too scared to join the military and fight in wars they supported sending the “little people” to fight in. Or as they refer to them, “Cannon fodder”.

    • mv74

      Maybe Tagg could have gone to France and arranged for some other kid to punch the President.

    • Kent Vig

      According to your logic it would have been a slap fight then because dear leader didnt join the service either

  • The_Original

    Doesn’t bother me. I am sure that it isn’t unusual for a son if he hears his father so disrespected to want to take a swing at the perpetrator. Obama is a bully. He is no better than Biden.

    • Aestro

      Tagg talks about wanting to take a swing at Obama and Obama is the bully?

  • Tweaver

    Knowing Barry’s proclivity for white men, he would probably enjoy it.

  • reneehaigh

    i wanted to punch him too! i wouldn’t blame him at all! when i hear obamas voice i want to punch in my eardrums with a jagged stick i cant stand the sound of him anymore he loves to hear his voice and my money would me on tagg romney! after all the bullshit these family members had to hear i am surprised he waited this long !LOL

  • afvet4america

    Right: ” He who is without Sin cast the first stone”. Obama people so self righteous, when in reality they have all said they want to hit Romney and Ann. Get real people. Chris Matthew’s right now is passing a brick saying Obama shouldn’t be challenged in a debate. You folks are really lame.

  • Chevypowered

    These are the real threats that need to be taken seriously!

    Wake me when the faux outrage is over.

  • Terry

    Team Obama had best leave this one alone because 98% of the public (who know who their daddy is) agree with him.

  • Larry Linn

    Tag, this is no joke! You threatened
    the President of the United States with violence. Like his dad, Tag Romney is
    just another spoiled brat Chicken Hawk. The American Presidential elections have
    resulted in numerous disasters due to violence. Robert Kennedy and George Wallace were Presidential
    candidates whom were victims of assassination attempts. Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan all were victims of violence. Tag, you threatened
    violence against the President of the United States of America. That is no

  • Beth Larsen

    This is so ridiculous. Does anyone really believe that there wasn’t the tiniest part of Barack Obama wanting to take a swing at Mitt? I doubt it. I get tempted to take a swing at my television during the debates all the time. Oh dear, I’ll be detained for sure now. 😛