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2012-04-28 11:10:04 PM
It doesn't matter. Remember, George W. Bush was the guy who you'd "rather have a beer with", while Al Gore was robotic and wore earth tones and John Kerry looked French and was a traitor on the swift boats.

I'm sure Romney will be made to seem like the ultimate warm family man/business guru by September, and there will be numerous disturbing questions about Obama's life and his decision making capability.
 
2012-04-28 11:10:06 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-28 11:10:34 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.


I've met a lot of Mormons that were truly good people at heart. I would rather be surrounded by Mormons trying to spread the word rather than Christians trying to spread the word. From my experience, when I've told a Mormon that I was fine without religion and I appreciated their concern, they were okay with it and that was the end of it. I've never been threatened or badgered by a Mormon; I can't say that for Christians.

/Romney's a sociopath
 
2012-04-28 11:11:17 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 ...


You need to post that somewhere where a lot of normal people can see it. Tag it "Former GOP member explains distaste for Romney" or something like that. This says about as much about the Romneybot as anything I've seen here lately, and also about the reasons genuine conservatives are abandoning the Gutless Old Party in droves.
 
2012-04-28 11:11:44 PM
I don't drink either, and being around people who are drinking heavily makes my skin crawl, but Romney's own personal non-consumption of hooch has nothing to do with why I think he's a farkwad. He's an out-of-touch robot who has no farking idea how people like you and I live. All the Photoshops of Romney as Thurston Howell from Gilligan's Island couldn't be more appropriate if they tried.
 
2012-04-28 11:13:37 PM
I'm sure most Americans would not want to have a beer with Romney, so that's good, right?
 
2012-04-28 11:13:58 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.


Reality is only a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
 
2012-04-28 11:16:54 PM
I've given it a shot but no matter how many times I've tried it, I still don't like the taste of it.

Maybe I'm just weird.
 
2012-04-28 11:17:35 PM
Just because Mitt doesn't drink doesn't mean he looks down on the people who do. Why, some of his best friends own breweries.
 
2012-04-28 11:23:48 PM

alowishus: 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 image 322x324]


Are you me?
We should go have a Guiness some time.
 
2012-04-28 11:24:54 PM
That's the same thing he said about vagina!
 
2012-04-28 11:26:29 PM

JRoo: That's the same thing he said about vagina!


It would explain why his wife thinks life is such a struggle.
 
2012-04-28 11:29:15 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: JRoo: That's the same thing he said about vagina!

It would explain why his wife thinks life is such a struggle.


Well, I'm sure it must be a struggle to do it through a hole in the sheet with all the lights off.
 
2012-04-28 11:33:31 PM
You know who else was a teetotaler?
 
2012-04-28 11:34:11 PM

themindiswatching: Does Mitt Romney have Asperger's Syndrome?

/may explain a few things


I know a guy with Asperger's, and he's much more sociable than Mitt.
 
2012-04-28 11:34:23 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?


"Crucify," huh? Well, I don't think it's all that big of a deal either. But given the right's fixation on Obama's arugula and spicy mustard, pulling out the "crucifixion" card when someone uses his distaste for beer to point out yet one more way Romney is not like you and I strikes me as more than a little melodramatic.
 
2012-04-28 11:37:01 PM
Weird definition of weird.
 
2012-04-28 11:37:29 PM
All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, "Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!") He seems to have been told that "small talk" is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.

*facepalm*
 
2012-04-28 11:39:07 PM

Somacandra: 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?


Judging by the growing understanding of insulin's role in diet, appetite, and obesity, that's actually (apart from the drug use) backwards as well. A healthy diet should include a lot of meat and fish, some vegetables and fruits, and grain sparingly.
 
2012-04-28 11:42:36 PM
The who let the dogs out thing is hilarious. Never heard about it before. Would have been better if it was "Whoomp there it is" though.
 
2012-04-28 11:44:00 PM
Too bad Mitt's not a beer drinker, because he has one named after him,

www.theperfectlyhappyman.com
 
2012-04-28 11:44:44 PM
I"m having a beer right now

farkin' mormons. your holy underwear won't protect you!
 
2012-04-28 11:46:44 PM
People seem to make a big deal out of drinking yeast piss.
 
2012-04-28 11:46:54 PM

stoli n coke: Lenny_da_Hog: JRoo: That's the same thing he said about vagina!

It would explain why his wife thinks life is such a struggle.

Well, I'm sure it must be a struggle to do it through a hole in the sheet with all the lights off.


They're Mormon, not Hasidic Jews.
 
2012-04-28 11:47:00 PM
Not a fan of Romney, but so farking what? As long as he doesn't try to tell me I can't have a beer (mmmm... beer), then I don't give a crap if he doesn't want one.

/still voting for Gary Johnson.
 
2012-04-28 11:51:26 PM
Yeah, Rmoney has farked up with his words here.

If he had said "I have tasted beer and cigarettes and didn't care much for either" he might have skated by. It's a matter of making clear that it would be a matter of choice that he wouldn't interfere with the brewer-industrial complex in order to get the vote.
 
2012-04-28 11:51:51 PM

coco ebert: All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, "Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!") He seems to have been told that "small talk" is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.

*facepalm*


You sure he was trying to relate to them, and not concerned over the lack of dogs on the nearby car roofs?
 
2012-04-28 11:53:21 PM

God-is-a-Taco: 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 11:58:14 PM
Beer is nasty shat. That is all.

//tried it
///hate it
 
2012-04-28 11:59:43 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: 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.


He won't lose the Mormons--at least not enough to make much of a difference.
 
2012-04-29 12:00:40 AM

glassa: Beer is nasty shat. That is all.

//tried it
///hate it


What are you twelve years old?
 
2012-04-29 12:03:44 AM

Tad_Waxpole: glassa: Beer is nasty shat. That is all.

//tried it
///hate it

What are you twelve years old?


Hell, I'm old and never liked the stuff.

You know we came up with a bunch of better drugs after we discovered alcohol, don't you?
 
2012-04-29 12:04:54 AM
Unfortunately for the left, Romney isn't corrupt, stupid, a closeted gay, a racist or incompetent. You can tell they've got nothing when all they can come up with is calling him a weirdo. I remember the same tactic during the David Souter nomination, back before the left came to love him because he sided with the liberal wing of the court. The guy was so clean they were reduced to attacking him as a shy, goody-two-shoes momma's boy.
 
2012-04-29 12:08:48 AM

The Bestest: You know who else was a teetotaler?


George W Bush?
 
2012-04-29 12:11:50 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: 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.

I've met a lot of Mormons that were truly good people at heart. I would rather be surrounded by Mormons trying to spread the word rather than Christians trying to spread the word. From my experience, when I've told a Mormon that I was fine without religion and I appreciated their concern, they were okay with it and that was the end of it. I've never been threatened or badgered by a Mormon; I can't say that for Christians.

/Romney's a sociopath


Mormons are Christians, just like Protestants and Catholics are Christians.

What the fark did you think they worshipped?
 
2012-04-29 12:13:18 AM
Um, yeah, he's a Mormon. Likely he doesn't sit around drinking coffee all day, either. So what?
 
2012-04-29 12:13:37 AM

jjorsett: Unfortunately for the left, Romney isn't corrupt, stupid, a closeted gay, a racist or incompetent.


Was that why the teabaggers were calling him a RINO for the last 6 months?
 
2012-04-29 12:15:59 AM
Could the GOP have found a worse candidate to run in the current climate? The income gap is a huge issue, so you run an silver-spooned vulture capitalist who has NEVER known what it's like to be an average American. HE DOESN'T EVEN DRINK. The man has absolutely nothing in common with most of the country.

And still they'll call the black man who put himself through college and just finished paying off his student loans a few years ago the "elitist" in the race.

It will be fun watching Romney gaffe and twist his way through the general election. It'll be a damn circus.
 
2012-04-29 12:17:58 AM

jjorsett: Unfortunately for the left,



It's cute that you think Democrats are "the left." The Dem Party is centrist. And that's why they will win the White House again.
 
2012-04-29 12:19:47 AM
i've tried alcohol TWICE. beat that, mitt romney.
 
2012-04-29 12:20:12 AM

jjorsett: Unfortunately for the left, Romney isn't corrupt, stupid, a closeted gay, a racist or incompetent.


Unfortunately for you, that's about the best we can say about Rmoney. And we're pretty iffy on the corrupt and incompetent parts.
 
2012-04-29 12:20:53 AM
He sipped, but did not swallow.
 
2012-04-29 12:22:21 AM
He should say he smoked marijuana, then the liberals would love him.
 
2012-04-29 12:26:33 AM
Mr. Romney is what happens when his once-respectable political party aligned itself with forces that celebrate self-satisfied ignorance across a broad range of human milestones: science, religion, economics, loving relationships. (Plus, when you're so angry that your war veteran and pretty housewife didn't win the last election, your judgment is going to be warped for the next one.)
 
2012-04-29 12:27:29 AM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: He should say he smoked marijuana, then the liberals would love him.


Dunno, there's still that whole thing about the Republicans reinstating all of the Bush-era economic policies.
 
2012-04-29 12:29:01 AM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: He should say he smoked marijuana, then the liberals would love him.


Did Obama use his time machine to bring that comment back from 1992?
 
2012-04-29 12:29:36 AM

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 ...


I'm replying to this because I'm still waiting to see bojon's reply to this. You know, the one where he apologizes for being a presumptuous jackass.

Mister bojon to the white courtesy phone?
 
2012-04-29 12:31:21 AM
Isn't this a repeat?
 
2012-04-29 12:31:43 AM

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....


Family vacation when I was about 12... driving through Death Valley, it's 120+ degrees, and I'm whining and whining and whining that I'm thirsty. Dad forces me to drink a warm Corona. I get one mouthful down, throw it up, and have never had a beer since. Just the smell makes me nauseous to this day.

CSB.
 
2012-04-29 12:36:11 AM
I'm sure his behavior could be recoded to more closely resemble that of a normal human.
 
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