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2012-04-28 03:35:28 PM  
I started off just not liking the guy and his politics. Now, I feel fear. And pity. And more fear. And a little hungry.
 
2012-04-28 03:46:27 PM  
Now let's ask him how many mood or mind altering prescription drugs he's ingested over his years.
 
2012-04-28 03:47:50 PM  
Damned if you do, and damned if you don't, eh, Mittsy? He can try and look somewhat human and sentient by having a casual beer with his buds, or he can appease the Mormons. There is no winning this one.
 
2012-04-28 03:48:37 PM  
Thank goodness he is not a drug abusing coke user like our current president. I'm glad our president in 2012 has some self control.
 
2012-04-28 03:49:57 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Now let's ask him how many mood or mind altering prescription drugs he's ingested over his years.


No, ask his wife. I bet she has to buy her Prozac from Costco.
 
2012-04-28 03:59:39 PM  

feckingmorons: Thank goodness he is not a drug abusing coke user like our current president. I'm glad our president in 2012 has some self control.


Living up to your name again.
 
2012-04-28 04:01:25 PM  
When your attack adds have been reduced to

Don't vote for the other guy. He has far too much charisma!

You know you have a likability problem. And no you can't has presidency. Not yours.
 
2012-04-28 04:08:38 PM  
And here Gary Johnson sits on the sidelines never being able to play.

Damn our two party system

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2012-04-28 04:15:21 PM  
Romney is weird, because he is out of his element. He's trying to pander to the common folks, and he doesn't have any idea who these people are. He has no idea what they want. No idea what they need. His connection to them has been, and always has, "use these people as resources, and smile when they do things that you don't understand."

He has theory. He has stories told to him. He listens. He just doesn't process it, because it has nothing to do with his experience. In a room full of folks who is comfortable with, I'm sure that he's likable and personable. He's not comfortable with folks who didn't go to the same schools. Who don't have connections with the highest rungs of power. It's not weird, it's just foreign to him. It'd be the same if you rolled out a street bum into a party full of Skull and Bones alums. He's trying. He's making an effort, but the more he tries to put on the "Everyman" persona, the more he illustrates exactly how out of place he is.

Others have simply embraced their privilege. They didn't just acknowledge it, but used it to their advantage. To be fair, most tried to play off their service to others as a ding in that armor of privilege, but Mitt? He never imagined he'd ever need to serve anyone else--even when he left for Utah and the Olympics, that was to oversee a lot of other peoples' money.

Recently, he's gotten a bug under his bonnet about public service, but not in the sense of serving his community, but securing goodies for his buddies by getting into office. He is a bird dog at this point for cash and prizes, and those folks like the f*ck out of him, because he has a record of delivering on it, and he has made a fair amount of cash doing so.

That is the real secret to why Mitt runs. He's not in it to serve the public, but groups who are interested in having one of them driving the train. Tried and true.

They just keep forgetting, that Mitt, while flexible in his positions, just has no real appeal to anyone who doesn't have him in their own pockets.
 
2012-04-28 04:41:46 PM  

cman: And here Gary Johnson sits on the sidelines never being able to play.

Damn our two party system


Gary Johnson will never play because he advocates some sensible things but far too many insane/dangerous ones, just like RON PAUL.
 
2012-04-28 04:55:09 PM  

hubiestubert: Romney is weird,
I am sure your insight is gleaned from years of personal experience with the man and his family.

 
2012-04-28 05:02:05 PM  

hubiestubert: They just keep forgetting, that Mitt, while flexible in his positions, just has no real appeal to anyone who doesn't have him in their own pockets.


This is where you are so wrong. He appeals to me because he is now the only choice beside fartbongo. And fartbongo can kiss my ass.
 
2012-04-28 05:10:16 PM  

bojon: hubiestubert: Romney is weird,
I am sure your insight is gleaned from years of personal experience with the man and his family.


Oddly enough, a bit.

Romney was involved with the UMaine system before he left for Utah. He helped install the temporary Chancellor while I was there, my own Univerity of Maine at Farmington's President, Mike Orrenduff, who received three No Confidence votes from the staff and faculty before he was replaced. Iron Mike went back to Farmington, and is still there to this day. It was during this period where I first had to deal with Romney in a Board position--I was involved with Student Government during those years, as well as an honor fraternity that I served as an officer for. My opinion of Romney was formed during those years, and we were glad to see him head off to Utah for the Olympics, because he spearheaded a lot of moves that put the UMaine system on some odd footing--a lot of projects were greenlighted for building, but oddly enough, few of the projects were actually built for any thought of future capacity, and only built to house current need, thus necessitating expansions later, that cost the UMaine system even more money, as opposed to simply building them with an eye to the future.

That is in part my trepidation for him as a resident in Massachusetts when he became Governor. His love for projects that necessitate continued spending long after he leaves is a hallmark of how he deals with other folks' money.

From personal experience from my University days, he was odd. Stilted, and none too comfortable with the public University folks, but he glad handed a lot, and kept a coterie of folks who would rubber stamp things for the Board close.

Romney and Iron Mike had a lot pull about how the UMaine system dealt with faculty, and the student relations. Neither of which were particularly good. The Board had very little patience for support from student organizations for things like LGBT issues on campuses, especially when organizations rallied with the LGBT community--radio stations, newspaper, and those pesky fraternities, as well as other clubs and organizations.

I spoke with the man on several occasions during those years, thanks to the involvement in that Student Government, and in my role as President of my Alpha Psi Omega chapter, and the fundraising we did for Special Olympics, as a DJ for our radio station, and as cartoonist for the newspaper.

He is an odd duck, and in no way, shape, or form do I want to see him anywhere near public monies. Both from that personal experience, and as a resident of Mass, and as a student in the UMaine system.
 
2012-04-28 05:13:23 PM  

EatTheWorld: hubiestubert: They just keep forgetting, that Mitt, while flexible in his positions, just has no real appeal to anyone who doesn't have him in their own pockets.

This is where you are so wrong. He appeals to me because he is now the only choice beside fartbongo. And fartbongo can kiss my ass.


In that case, you're an idiot. Choose a candidate you can believe in, instead of rewarding dickheads like this. If anything, you've illustrated exactly why the man is on this road today. He's not a good choice. He's not even a choice, he's a marketing ploy. If you're going to vote for someone, then vote your conscience, not simply because folks are telling you it's the only choice you have.

Framing this as either/or you have made folks jobs easy.

We can do better. We deserve better.
 
2012-04-28 05:58:28 PM  
 
2012-04-28 06:12:45 PM  

hubiestubert: EatTheWorld: hubiestubert: They just keep forgetting, that Mitt, while flexible in his positions, just has no real appeal to anyone who doesn't have him in their own pockets.

This is where you are so wrong. He appeals to me because he is now the only choice beside fartbongo. And fartbongo can kiss my ass.

In that case, you're an idiot. Choose a candidate you can believe in, instead of rewarding dickheads like this. If anything, you've illustrated exactly why the man is on this road today. He's not a good choice. He's not even a choice, he's a marketing ploy. If you're going to vote for someone, then vote your conscience, not simply because folks are telling you it's the only choice you have.

Framing this as either/or you have made folks jobs easy.

We can do better. We deserve better.


Sure we can do better. But do we really deserve better?
 
2012-04-28 06:28:39 PM  

themindiswatching: Does Mitt Romney have Asperger's Syndrome?

/may explain a few things


I don't think so-I really believe that it's just the result of growing up in a plutocratic bubble surrounded by like-bubbled people. He truly has no clue as to how the vast bulk of Americans live.
 
2012-04-28 06:32:42 PM  
itastedabeeronce is my iwrestledabearonce cover band name.
 
2012-04-28 06:32:47 PM  

BunkyBrewman: .Sure we can do better. But do we really deserve better?


I may have given up my membership in the party, but there are still good people who are in. It's not easy in a climate that rewards idiocy over sane judgement or prudent planning--the leadership is doubling down on getting the backing of the zealots, homophobes, and folks who hate the taxman over their own futures, and who would rather pick fights across the globe, than folks pay attention to what is going on in our own backyards, though they seem quite content to wonder what's going on in other folks' bedrooms.

I understand the anger in the TEA Party. I sympathize with it even. Folks who were promised prosperity watched their retirement funds go belly up thanks to what amounted to gambling on rigged bets--bets that were designed to fail, and the smart folks took insurance out on them failing in the first place--and watched their sons and daughters head off to the Middle East to fight an enemy that they didn't really understand, but damned if they were scary.

I understand the confusion, because they had been told that the fight was for freedom. That it was for justice. And yet, it seemed to edge away each time they reached for that brass ring. And it was easier to blame the guys that they got pointed at, as opposed to questioning who was in charge when things went sour, who profited, and who led the charge to war, and blew up the budget to such levels, while they had been assured that cutting taxes would cause a boom...it was easier to just listen to the excuses, and take the bait, than realize that the folks who were pointing them at targets, might be pointing them away from themselves, because the mob might turn on them instead if they thought about it too hard. Easier then to chase after hot button issues and homilies.

I understand their anger and confusion, because it IS real. They are just pointed at perhaps the wrong folks, and conflating faith with sense.

That isn't the whole of the party, and even the Idiot Brigade that would rather wave flags than think too hard, if they had a better leadership, might actually turn some of their energy into something useful, as opposed to just being loud.

I was a Republican for most of my adult years. I worked on Olympia Snowe's campaign a few times, and I voted quite proudly to try get McCain on the 2000 ticket, because I thought he was the best man for the job.

There are good folks in the party. Hard working folks, sensible folks, and they deserve better than the leadership is giving them, and the lies that they're being fed, and more than a few are like myself, who have stayed in, to try to turn it.

I gave up this cycle. I can't do it anymore. I'm not a Democrat, but I cannot stomach what the leadership is doing to the country, or what they're doing to the party for that matter. There are races locally where Republicans will get my vote, but on the national level at this point, it's harder and harder to find sane candidates, and in this Presidential race, voting Romney is voting to mortgage my granddaughter's future, and my daughter is only 10. No thank you.

But that doesn't mean that the folks in the party don't deserve better. It may take losing a few cycles to get it through the heads of the leadership, or splitting the party, but the people certainly deserve better, and there are good Senators and Representatives, and more in the party who deserve support for their ideas. For their policies. Not their party affiliation, but what they are actually doing. Until we reward that, as opposed to just the simple R next to the name, we will have the cancer that riddles the party right now.

In that sense, we have the party we deserve now--because we let this happen to us--but as a nation, we deserve better than no tax, and increase spending idiots who think that "Job Creators" is some sort of magic phrase that is going to spur competition and the economy, as opposed to actual hard work...
 
2012-04-28 06:32:53 PM  
Wow. This guy makes John Kerry look like Billy Carter.
 
2012-04-28 06:38:28 PM  
Lol - they think he's more conservative than Obama!
 
2012-04-28 08:40:04 PM  

cman: And here Gary Johnson sits on the sidelines never being able to play.

Damn our two party system

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Gary Johnson on his medical marijuana use after an injury; "I never exhaled."
 
2012-04-28 08:41:26 PM  

themindiswatching: Does Mitt Romney have Asperger's Syndrome?

/may explain a few things


Nah, he's just mildly sociopathic.

Ask Toby.

fotorunn.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-28 08:46:45 PM  

dopeydwarf: themindiswatching: Does Mitt Romney have Asperger's Syndrome?

/may explain a few things

Nah, he's just mildly sociopathic.

Ask Toby.

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2012-04-28 08:59:45 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i42.tinypic.com image 640x424]


Wow. I haven't seen Fred in that in a while. I helped cater that set back in the day.

/we tried to get him a Maine accent.
//we failed
///he was four tons of Awesome in a 5lb bag
 
2012-04-28 09:07:59 PM  
There are many legitimate reasons to oppose Gov.Romney's candidacy for President. His personal opinion regarding his personal intake policy of alcohol is not one of them. If he wanted to outlaw them for everyone else, that's one thing. But this is just his personal preference regarding observance of the Word of Wisdom. Its also says to eat mostly grains, some vegetables and fruits, with meats sparingly and to avoid illegal drug use. Should we crucify him for that as well?
 
2012-04-28 09:15:18 PM  

Somacandra: There are many legitimate reasons to oppose Gov.Romney's candidacy for President. His personal opinion regarding his personal intake policy of alcohol is not one of them. If he wanted to outlaw them for everyone else, that's one thing. But this is just his personal preference regarding observance of the Word of Wisdom. Its also says to eat mostly grains, some vegetables and fruits, with meats sparingly and to avoid illegal drug use. Should we crucify him for that as well?


You theists seem to get crucified a lot.
 
2012-04-28 09:22:09 PM  

MorrisBird: Somacandra: There are many legitimate reasons to oppose Gov.Romney's candidacy for President. His personal opinion regarding his personal intake policy of alcohol is not one of them. If he wanted to outlaw them for everyone else, that's one thing. But this is just his personal preference regarding observance of the Word of Wisdom. Its also says to eat mostly grains, some vegetables and fruits, with meats sparingly and to avoid illegal drug use. Should we crucify him for that as well?

You theists seem to get crucified a lot.


You nailed it.

So to speak.
 
2012-04-28 09:26:43 PM  

hubiestubert: bojon: hubiestubert: Romney is weird,
I am sure your insight is gleaned from years of personal experience with the man and his family.

Oddly enough, a bit.

Romney was involved with the UMaine system before he left for Utah. He helped install the temporary Chancellor while I was there, my own Univerity of Maine at Farmington's President, Mike Orrenduff, who received three No Confidence votes from the staff and faculty before he was replaced. Iron Mike went back to Farmington, and is still there to this day. It was during this period where I first had to deal with Romney in a Board position--I was involved with Student Government during those years, as well as an honor fraternity that I served as an officer for. My opinion of Romney was formed during those years, and we were glad to see him head off to Utah for the Olympics, because he spearheaded a lot of moves that put the UMaine system on some odd footing--a lot of projects were greenlighted for building, but oddly enough, few of the projects were actually built for any thought of future capacity, and only built to house current need, thus necessitating expansions later, that cost the UMaine system even more money, as opposed to simply building them with an eye to the future.

That is in part my trepidation for him as a resident in Massachusetts when he became Governor. His love for projects that necessitate continued spending long after he leaves is a hallmark of how he deals with other folks' money.

From personal experience from my University days, he was odd. Stilted, and none too comfortable with the public University folks, but he glad handed a lot, and kept a coterie of folks who would rubber stamp things for the Board close.

Romney and Iron Mike had a lot pull about how the UMaine system dealt with faculty, and the student relations. Neither of which were particularly good. The Board had very little patience for support from student organizations for things like LGBT issues on campuses, especially when o ...


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2012-04-28 09:27:13 PM  

Somacandra: There are many legitimate reasons to oppose Gov.Romney's candidacy for President. His personal opinion regarding his personal intake policy of alcohol is not one of them. If he wanted to outlaw them for everyone else, that's one thing. But this is just his personal preference regarding observance of the Word of Wisdom. Its also says to eat mostly grains, some vegetables and fruits, with meats sparingly and to avoid illegal drug use. Should we crucify him for that as well?


We're criticizing the fact that his personal opinion puts him way out of touch with most Americans.
 
2012-04-28 09:31:31 PM  
We're criticizing him because he does not have a farking clue what the rest of us are dealing with. "Borrow money from your parents" just will not fly when your parents are not Romneys. My kids are borrowing from me. They're borrowing from me for education, they're borrowing from me for health care. I'm old. I'm not rich. Mitt does not understand me, nor does he understand you.
 
2012-04-28 09:33:43 PM  
Mitt is Al Gore without the charisma.
 
2012-04-28 09:38:44 PM  
To be fair, my kids are not borrowing from me. What I have is theirs. I expect no return. Mitt Romney is an asshole.
 
2012-04-28 09:41:14 PM  
Do Mormons have the equivalent of the Amish Rumspringa?
 
2012-04-28 09:49:48 PM  

vernonFL: Do Mormons have the equivalent of the Amish Rumspringa?


No. They send them off to places they don't know and expect them to prosetyltise. Don't get me wrong, I have no particular issue with the Mormon faith. I have issues with faith in general. And Mitt Romney is an asshole.
 
2012-04-28 09:51:04 PM  

vernonFL: Do Mormons have the equivalent of the Amish Rumspringa?


Sort of. Utah has a serious problem with homeless teens.
 
2012-04-28 09:51:51 PM  

vernonFL: Do Mormons have the equivalent of the Amish Rumspringa?


BYU.
 
2012-04-28 09:57:13 PM  
I hereby declare this "not a Mormon bashing thread." This is a Mitt Romney bashing thread. I know Mormons who are not complete assholes. Mitt Romney is a complete asshole.
 
2012-04-28 10:05:58 PM  
Now now. He never had much of a shot at the presidency prior to this. We just keep him in the race because prime time sucks.
 
2012-04-28 10:46:02 PM  
He didn't inhale.
 
2012-04-28 10:49:22 PM  
I vote we start spreading this as widely as possible: Obama might want to take everyone's guns, but Romney wants to take everyone's beer.
 
2012-04-28 10:52:48 PM  

hubiestubert: They just keep forgetting, that Mitt, while flexible in his positions, just has no real appeal to anyone who doesn't have him in their own pockets.


To be fair, I don't think Mitt is in anyone's pocket. He's in an ultra-elite wealthy club. It's about networking. It's about taking care of your buddies.
 
2012-04-28 10:57:14 PM  
I actually don't care for the taste of beer. Dark, light, craft, seasonal, just can't get past the hoppy after taste. Now a good glass of whine, or a nice smooth rum....
 
2012-04-28 10:58:32 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I actually don't care for the taste of beer. Dark, light, craft, seasonal, just can't get past the hoppy after taste. Now a good glass of whine, or a nice smooth rum....


Don't use alcohol. It's a ghetto drug.
 
2012-04-28 11:01:17 PM  
I Kissed a Beer (And I Liked It)
 
2012-04-28 11:02:31 PM  
I'm having trouble picking a side for this.

On one hand, Romney is a scumbag.
On the other hand, "guy I want to have a beer with" as a means to electing a leader of a nation.
 
2012-04-28 11:03:28 PM  
He should have inhaled and saved us all a lot of trouble.
 
2012-04-28 11:06:24 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I actually don't care for the taste of beer. Dark, light, craft, seasonal, just can't get past the hoppy after taste. Now a good glass of whine, or a nice smooth rum....


We're complete opposites. I've never tasted a wine that I wanted a second sip of, and can't stand any sort of liqour. But give me the hoppiest beer you can find and I'm a happy camper.

Just had a bottle of this a few hours ago.
pavementandbeerforpeace.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-28 11:07:33 PM  

MorrisBird: I hereby declare this "not a Mormon bashing thread." This is a Mitt Romney bashing thread. I know Mormons who are not complete assholes. Mitt Romney is a complete asshole.


Just wait a while. He'll shake the Etch-A-Sketch and turn into something you like sooner or later.
 
2012-04-28 11:07:39 PM  

hubiestubert: That is the real secret to why Mitt everyone Democrat or Republican runs. He's not in it to serve the public, but groups who are interested in having one of them driving the train. Tried and true.


FTFY. When you can get a generous salary, pension and lifetime healthcare to listen to your party superiors...it's hard not to call that a sweet deal.
 
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