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If President Obama had a son who felt the urge to punch Mitt Romney in the face for disrespecting his father during the second debate and told the host of a Black media radio show about that urge, media outlets would have pounced on the threat. The major news networks, newspapers and magazines would have blared the story 24-7.
Obama would have to personally apologize for his son's remark. The son would have to apologize publicly. The parenting skills of Barack and Michelle would have been questioned. How could the Obama's be an example for family life in America? Why were the Obama's disgracing the United States?
While Obama's son would have been taken to task, Tag Romney, who said that he wanted to punch the President for calling Mitt Romney a liar, is given a pass. There has not been large scale pushback on the comment. There have been no media demands for an apology from Mitt and Tag.
Tag's "punch" line came up during a Romney family appearance on "The View" on October 18th. Ann Romney appeared on the show with one of her sons. Mitt took a powder on the show because he was caught on the "47%" tape criticizing the Liberal When asked about Tag's threat, another Romney son passed the comment off as a joke. The son pointed out that he had been hit by Tag in the past. Tag doesn't hit that hard, so the President shouldn't be concerned. Both Romney sons are such talented comedians (not).
Lawrence O'Donnell did a segment pointing about that Obama had not used the word liar, but focused on how past statements by Mitt Romney were different than Romney's present position,. O'Donnell noted that while Obama had not called Romney a liar, he had. The Television nopinion show host openly invited Tag to meet with him to personally address the charge that Mitt Romney is a liar. I doubt that Tag will take up ODonnell's challenge.
Romney has gotten frequent passes on his blatant lies during the campaign. Now the Romney son is getting a pass on an obvious outrageous statement.