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Prepare the 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.

Classy bunch, these sons of candidates: one jokes about Kenya, another about rushing the stage to punch the president. #argumentforestatetax

— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) October 18, 2012

Hard to jump up to take a swing at the president if you’re weighed down by a $100 million trust fund in your back pocket.

— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) October 18, 2012

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

Dear @mittromney, please teach your son Tagg to use his words.Punching doesn’t make someone a “man.” billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/10/tagg-r… #p2 #TAN

— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 18, 2012

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.

I’m betting POTUS would beat @tromney like rented egg whites. mediaite.com/online/tagg-ro…

— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 18, 2012

I wish @tromney *would* take a swing at someone, he’d get his candy ass cracked like a frozen Charleston Chew mediaite.com/online/tagg-ro…

— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) October 18, 2012

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.”

98% of American men upon hearing that Tagg Romney is protective of his father -> “Um… okay? Who isn’t?” #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) October 18, 2012

Regarding the Tagg Romney “outrage”… obviously, ObamaBots don’t understand the whole “family” thing. Not surprising, actually.

— RB (@RBPundit) October 18, 2012

We’ll keep talking about the economy, taxes, deficit, leadership, energy and Libya; y’all keep on with Binders, Muppets, and the Tagg Threat

— Sex Binder (@AceofSpadesHQ) October 18, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/17/prepare-the-media-fainting-couches-tagg-romney-wanted-to-take-a-swing-at-obama/

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