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WHAT THEY SAID
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WHAT THEY MEANT

We all have met people that say one thing and mean another. Many well known people have spoken out on various topics. We have listed some quotes and what we believe was actually meant.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"(Mrs. Petraeus) is not exactly pleased right now,"
- Steve Boylan, a friend and former Gen. David Petraeus spokesman on Mrs. Petraeus hearing of her husband's sexual affair with Paula Broadwell.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
She is fuming.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women... Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008."
- Mitt Romney on why he lost the election to President Obama.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I lost because I wanted to take away good medical insurance that provided contraceptives and allowed anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Romney will carry over 300 electoral votes,"
- Republican Newt Gingrich predicting Mitt Romney defeating Barack Obama.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Romney will win in a landslide.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We were wrong about the makeup of the electorate."
- Newt Gingrich on Barack Obama defeating Mitt Romney by over 300 electoral votes.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We thought the people were stupid and Romney would win in a landslide but we were looking at it through a mirror.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The president was elected on the basis that he was not Romney and that Romney was a poopy-head and you should vote against Romney,"
- Grover Norquist on why Mitt Romney lost the election.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Mitt Romney is a shithead who lost a winnable election.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We were surprised at the outcome,"
- Rep. Paul Ryan on losing as the Vice presidential Republican nominee.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We were surprised people believed the fact checkers.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Thatís the furthest thing from the governorís mind,"
- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey on whether she will run for a second term.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Thatís the furthest thing from the governorís mind after Mitt Romney.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I'm not aware of any position that Mitt Romney took that was changed as a result of the Republican primary."
- Rick Santorum.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I am the only person not aware that Mitt Romney has changed his opinions as a result of the Republican primary.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign."
- Mitt Romney in his concession speech.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
We left everything on the table except specific economic plans, several of my personal tax returns and how I would pay for the increase in defense spending while balancing the budget, other than that we left everything on the table.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"(Obama) succeeded by suppressing the vote,"
- Karl Rove explaining how President Obama's campaign won.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
The Democrats got so many more people out to vote it suppressed our turnout numbers.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I would be shocked if she left,"
- Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would step down.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
House Minority Leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz sounds real good!


WHAT THEY SAID,
"We cannot accept it. A way should be found to convince Hamas that it is too costly for them to continue."
- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
Hamas will be eliminated very soon.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"The fact is that thereís a large group of people who like Donald Trump and what Donald Trump says,"
- Donald Trump.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I have a large family and a large entourage that need my monetary support.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"Karl Roveís reputation is going to take a significant hit. If Crossroads was a business and Rove the CEO, heíd be fired for getting poor return for his investors,"
- Chuck Schumer on Karl Roveís political failure in the 2012 election.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I have never enjoyed a win so much as this.


WHAT THEY SAID,
"I don't think we lost it on those budget issues, especially Medicare,"
- Paul Ryan on why he and Mitt Romney lost the election.
WHAT THEY MEANT,
I think we lost because of Hurricane Sandy and Governor Christie.


What They Said & What They Meant

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