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2012-05-05 05:22:23 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: now that is funny! were you really able to type that with a straight face?


Care to cite anything Kerry has promoted that would hurt those with little money while providing him with an increase in take home pay?
 
2012-05-05 05:22:30 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: El Pachuco: FTFA: "So far during my campaigns one of the highlights for me has been sitting down with three or four families almost every day without the camera there," he said during an interview with CBS News.

Seriously, does anyone here think this is at all plausible?

"almost every day"

You'd think, after over a year of "almost every day" meetings there'd be at least one article out there - "Local Couple Meets With Candidate - .

Of course it is believable. That is what campaigning is.
Meet and greets, handshaking, discussions, etc.

Do you read all the articles from every local paper? Why do you think it doesn't happen?
Do you think the press is notified that there is an off the record meeting so they can then interview the local couple?


Even you must have been embarrassed to write that.

Almost every day, three or four families, for at least a year, means there's 600-1000 ordinary people who've been at a Mitt meeting, and there hasn't been ONE story. You'd think his campaign would want to highlight an outreach program that dedicated and extensive.

If it were true.

You know, cheese, Mitt's not just lying to me. He's lying to you too.
 
2012-05-05 05:22:37 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: ultraholland: tenpoundsofcheese: we get it, he's WHITE. was born into wealth and has never had to spend one nanosecond wondering if he'd be able to eat, keep the electricity on, or put just a gallon of gas in his car

and why is that even relevant?

Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Did JFK have those worries and he cared about the working man. Oh and what about FDR and his New Deal? He never had those worries either.


If you could point me to where Kerry or Gore ever said "I know what it's like to be unemployed" then please show me.
 
2012-05-05 05:22:50 PM
Romney's family had money and influence, but Romney made his own money.

Kerry and McCain married well.

Clinton and Obama both came from middle or lower middle class backgrounds and became very successful.

So Clinton and Obama are far more "bootstrappy" than Romney, McCain or Kerry.
 
2012-05-05 05:23:33 PM

WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Gore and Kerry both get that for most people the comfort of their own lives is unimaginable except as some completely abstract notion. And they don't put their own economic needs ahead of those who stand to benefit a lot more from even modest gains.


It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.
When poor people decide who gets swift boated that kind of that crap might be acceptable.
but watch out for the flying pigs
 
2012-05-05 05:25:25 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Mentat: tenpoundsofcheese: we get it, he's WHITE.

You know what's funny? When a derper takes a joke used against his side \ I always laugh when that happens.

no, it is used by the left not as a joke against the right but rather as a lame defense of any criticism of 0bama.
I always laugh when that happens.



Clearly, you don't get the joke. It's only used when the criticism is ridiculous or someone strains reaching for an excuse to take offense... like "teleprompter" or "arugula" or "he made his old girlfriends into a composite character in his book!"

That's the very nature of the joke... Without the contrived nature of the criticism/offense, the joke doesn't work otherwise.


You never hear:

"Obama hasn't done enough to do away with the overreaching security measures enacted in the wake of 9/11 and is too friendly to schemes concocted by private interests for overseeing the internet."

"We get it. He's black."


But then... we both know you know that and that you're just trolling.
 
2012-05-05 05:25:58 PM

PirateFreedom: It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.


So what have you accomplished with your life?
 
2012-05-05 05:26:02 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Mentat: tenpoundsofcheese: we get it, he's WHITE.

You know what's funny? When a derper takes a joke used against his side \ I always laugh when that happens.

no, it is used by the left not as a joke against the right but rather as a lame defense of any criticism of 0bama.
I always laugh when that happens.


He talks about lame then says "0bama"

What a derpy dope
 
2012-05-05 05:26:29 PM

El Pachuco: You know, cheese, Mitt's not just lying to me. He's lying to you too.


Lies are things that I don't want to believe.
Mitt is severely honest, even Fox will have to admit that eventually
 
2012-05-05 05:31:01 PM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Mitt Romney and the Infinite Sadness, always good for a laugh.


I used to mock the people who believed in Reptilians until I saw that video.
 
2012-05-05 05:31:16 PM

vernonFL: To be fair, Romney does talk to regular people. He's been campaigning all over the country at diners and state fairs and pancake breakfasts and fudge factories.


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2012-05-05 05:32:00 PM

thamike: InteriorDesignNinja: All of them.

He talks to all of them.

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Mostly at night. Mostly.

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You son of a biatch. Just gave me a reason to click on that "funny" tab for the first time ever.

/thanks for the laugh :)
 
2012-05-05 05:32:54 PM

WhyteRaven74: PirateFreedom: It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.

So what have you accomplished with your life?


I made enough money to no longer need any of the services I am currently dead set against, because socialism.

Like in my day we were satisfied with small student loans, kids today want loans that would have payed for my education 10 times over!
 
2012-05-05 05:34:09 PM
Romney is one of the casual liars. That scares me.
 
2012-05-05 05:34:44 PM
tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Answer that question.
 
2012-05-05 05:35:03 PM

El Pachuco: Almost every day, three or four families, for at least a year, means there's 600-1000 ordinary people who've been at a Mitt meeting, and there hasn't been ONE story. You'd think his campaign would want to highlight an outreach program that dedicated and extensive.

If it were true.

You know, cheese, Mitt's not just lying to me. He's lying to you too.



Holy smokes... when you break it down like that, it makes Mittens look even worse. Didn't think that was possible.
 
2012-05-05 05:35:25 PM

Fart_Machine: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Mitt Romney and the Infinite Sadness, always good for a laugh.

I used to mock the people who believed in Reptilians until I saw that video.


"I love the constitution"

I honestly imagine Invader Zim would be like Mitt Romney if Zim ran for president of the USA.
 
2012-05-05 05:35:39 PM

PirateFreedom: WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Gore and Kerry both get that for most people the comfort of their own lives is unimaginable except as some completely abstract notion. And they don't put their own economic needs ahead of those who stand to benefit a lot more from even modest gains.

It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.
When poor people decide who gets swift boated that kind of that crap might be acceptable.
but watch out for the flying pigs


And don't forget McCain... It's no coincidence the GOP cut his throat in S.C. in 2000.

"I want a balanced approach. A working families tax cut-Governor Bush has 38 percent of his tax cut go to the wealthiest one percent of Americans."

"I'd like to see much more of this tax cut shared by working Americans. . . . I think it still devotes too much of it to the wealthiest Americans."

"I think we would be making a terrible mistake to go back to the '80s, where we cut all of those taxes and all of a sudden now we've got a debt that we've got to pay on an annual basis that is bigger than the amount that we spend on defense."

"There's one big difference between me and the others-I won't take every last dime of the surplus and spend it on tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy."

"I am disappointed that the Senate Finance Committee preferred instead to cut the top tax rate of 39.6% to 36%, thereby granting generous tax relief to the wealthiest individuals of our country at the expense of lower- and middle-income American taxpayers."

"But when you look at the percentage of the tax cuts that-as the previous tax cuts-that go to the wealthiest Americans, you will find that the bulk of it, again, goes to wealthiest Americans."


While a couple of these quotes are post 2000, they're representative of the stand that guaranteed that the powers that be in the GOP we're going to take him out of the running execution-style.

Until he made his mea culpa of course and came to Jesus and agreed to toe the party line in exchange for getting the nod in '08

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I swear that's like a scene out of "The Godfather."
 
2012-05-05 05:36:23 PM
Everyone's chortling, but this was the really revealing part of the article:

"I'm amazed by the hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people," Romney said Friday.

Really, Mitt? This late in the game, and you're "amazed" by all the hard work people are doing out there? You're astonished at how immigrants and common folk have built this country from the ground up? You have to have SECRET MEETINGS with people to learn where the capital comes from that makes the small corporations that you and your cronies blithely snap up and then ruin for your own profit?

You're disgusting.
 
2012-05-05 05:40:20 PM
Don't tell Romney this but the proper response to the "Hey, you're rich!" comments is "Yeah, so?" He could then feel free to make a self-deprecating joke on the subject. Had he done that six months ago this would be a non-issue. Instead, at this point he's so desperate to make the "some of my best friends are poor" connection he's blatantly and transparently lying. It's sad and cringe-inducing, and reflects an utter lack of insight into human nature that in itself makes him unfit to be president. Similarly, his approach to criticizing Obama would play much better with the center if he didn't merely parrot extreme right wing talking points--after all, he already has those votes come what may--or make outrageous, Gingrich-esque statements ("We should be adding 500,000 jobs a month to the economy!") and simply stated what he's probably thinking: "Obama is an honest and sincere man, but he lacks the financial expertise to rescue the country from its current economic crisis. I on the other hand know how to do it." But he won't, because he's afraid of the consequences of honesty; because, like most repubs, he is at heart a moral coward.
 
2012-05-05 05:43:50 PM
Yeah, no. fark you, Mitt, you have no idea what it's like to live on only $100,000/year, much less what it's like to actually be poor.
 
2012-05-05 05:44:22 PM
More lies he thinks will make him likeable? lolokay
 
2012-05-05 05:47:11 PM
Maybe Romney has some mild form of Asperger's or something, he is a bit socially awkward. Especially compared to Smoothbama.
 
2012-05-05 05:49:20 PM

clambam: Don't tell Romney this but the proper response to the "Hey, you're rich!" comments is "Yeah, so?" He could then feel free to make a self-deprecating joke on the subject. Had he done that six months ago this would be a non-issue. Instead, at this point he's so desperate to make the "some of my best friends are poor" connection he's blatantly and transparently lying. It's sad and cringe-inducing, and reflects an utter lack of insight into human nature that in itself makes him unfit to be president. Similarly, his approach to criticizing Obama would play much better with the center if he didn't merely parrot extreme right wing talking points--after all, he already has those votes come what may--or make outrageous, Gingrich-esque statements ("We should be adding 500,000 jobs a month to the economy!") and simply stated what he's probably thinking: "Obama is an honest and sincere man, but he lacks the financial expertise to rescue the country from its current economic crisis. I on the other hand know how to do it." But he won't, because he's afraid of the consequences of honesty; because, like most repubs, he is at heart a moral coward.


Do you KNOW what kind of reprogramming effort that would take at this point? It would make the Y2K effort seem like a cakewalk!
 
2012-05-05 05:49:25 PM

WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: now that is funny! were you really able to type that with a straight face?

Care to cite anything Kerry has promoted that would hurt those with little money while providing him with an increase in take home pay?


sure. He voted for the 0bama tax cuts (formerly known as the Bush Tax Cuts)
 
2012-05-05 05:50:39 PM
You don't know poor until you've been in the situation where you are wondering if you'll get to eat today and are worried that you won't be able to pay the rent. I've been in that situation and I was not as bad off as other people. At least I wasn't living on the streets.

When the dot-com bubble burst, there was 100 people with resumes as good (or better) than mine all going for the same few jobs. I couldn't even get a job in retail or fast food because they saw how way over qualified I was and knew I would be gone the first chance I got. I burned through my savings, 401k (with a huge tax penalty), and investments. I got work just in time to avoid losing my apartment and living in my car. The experience has made me paranoid. I keep money in the bank and my vacation time capped (almost 200 hours) because if I do lose my job that's a buffer that can keep be afloat for months.

Some rich asshole thinking he knows what it is like because he might have talked to a poor person can kiss my arse.
 
2012-05-05 05:51:30 PM

Gyrfalcon: Everyone's chortling, but this was the really revealing part of the article:

"I'm amazed by the hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American people," Romney said Friday.

Really, Mitt? This late in the game, and you're "amazed" by all the hard work people are doing out there? You're astonished at how immigrants and common folk have built this country from the ground up? You have to have SECRET MEETINGS with people to learn where the capital comes from that makes the small corporations that you and your cronies blithely snap up and then ruin for your own profit?

You're disgusting.


Oh Mittens is significantly more disgusting than you portray him:

"I asked the firefighters I was meeting with, about 15 or them, how many had had to take another job to make ends meet, and almost every one of them had."

He learned firefighters had to take a second job to make ends meet. What will Mittens do if elected?

we will stop the unfairness of government workers getting better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve

Farking overpaid firefighters and their two jobs. We're gonna put a stop to that.
 
2012-05-05 05:51:52 PM

ultraholland: tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Answer that question.


what question?
 
2012-05-05 05:54:21 PM

PirateFreedom: WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Gore and Kerry both get that for most people the comfort of their own lives is unimaginable except as some completely abstract notion. And they don't put their own economic needs ahead of those who stand to benefit a lot more from even modest gains.

It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.

I just picked the last two Dem candidates for President.

 
2012-05-05 05:55:24 PM

PirateFreedom: Man On A Mission: vernonFL: Everyone Romney talks to is poor, in comparison.

True. Unless he's talking to Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, that is.

or John Kerry, another candidate known for projecting that down home, everyman vibe that the proles eat up.


Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. Romney would rather eat a shiat sandwich than do the same.
 
2012-05-05 05:56:05 PM

vernonFL: Maybe Romney has some mild form of Asperger's or something, he is a bit socially awkward. Especially compared to Smoothbama.


It is just typical that the liberals are piling on this unfortunate disadvantaged man and ridiculing his inability to experience empathy.

He already gets cruelly portrayed as a jerk just because he hollowed out some companies that were flashing their sellable assets all over the place anyway and gave some people a chance to go looking for a job back when the economy was stronger.
 
2012-05-05 05:56:29 PM

technicolor-misfit:
Clearly, you don't get the joke. It's only used when the criticism is ridiculous or someone strains reaching for an excuse to take offense..


If you were right, I would agree with you.
But you are wrong, so I won't.

try installing google and using it.
 
2012-05-05 05:57:06 PM
Here's a news flash Mitt. People that attend political rallies are not regular Americans.
 
2012-05-05 05:57:12 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: now that is funny! were you really able to type that with a straight face?

Care to cite anything Kerry has promoted that would hurt those with little money while providing him with an increase in take home pay?

sure. He voted for the 0bama tax cuts (formerly known as the Bush Tax Cuts)


That the GOP insisted on beyond reason?

Don't you ever get tired of being corrected on that one?

Wait, now do the one where Obama is responsible for Gitmo not closing.

Always a larf and a half.

Not sure how you keep that deadpan expression on when you do that.

I'd be cracking up on the second word. Bravo, funny man.
 
2012-05-05 05:57:50 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: PirateFreedom: WhyteRaven74: tenpoundsofcheese: Gore and Kerry never needed to worry about either, so farken what?

Gore and Kerry both get that for most people the comfort of their own lives is unimaginable except as some completely abstract notion. And they don't put their own economic needs ahead of those who stand to benefit a lot more from even modest gains.

It's no coincidence that you're talking about a pair of losers.

I just picked the last two Dem candidates for President.


I too refuse to believe Obama ran for president, he just snuck across the border from Kenya one night.
 
2012-05-05 05:57:57 PM
Is it just me, or does the typical US presidential candidate who has a chance of winning seem to be pretty crappy?
 
2012-05-05 05:57:57 PM

shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .


which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?
 
2012-05-05 05:59:32 PM
Wow, Mitt must be using the Sarah Palin interview playbook...:

Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?

Palin: I've read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.

Couric: What, specifically?

Palin: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me all these years.

Couric: Can you name a few?

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, "Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?" Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America
 
2012-05-05 06:00:47 PM
We get it, he's an insincere asshole.
 
2012-05-05 06:04:29 PM
Of course he knows them. He worked at Bain, where they manufactured poor people.
 
2012-05-05 06:05:26 PM

shastacola: Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. Romney would rather eat a shiat sandwich than do the same.


I wonder about that. Romney's primary goal now is to get elected and he's willing to say anything to get the nomination. He claims to be a political and economic realist. If that's true, he must surely recognize the necessity of raising taxes, at least on the wealthy and utlimately, in a healthy economy, on the middle class. Right now he's kissing Grover Norquist's and the Tea Party's collective ass, but once he gets his wish and becomes president, if he sincerely cares about the country he will raise taxes. It's not that he has no principles, he's just willing to betray them to get to the White House. Once he's in the Etch-a-Sketch gets another shake and he can be his own man again, assuming he ever was one to begin with.
 
2012-05-05 06:05:58 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .

which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?



Wait a minute, are you saying he was born in America?
 
2012-05-05 06:09:09 PM

clambam: shastacola: Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. Romney would rather eat a shiat sandwich than do the same.

I wonder about that. Romney's primary goal now is to get elected and he's willing to say anything to get the nomination. He claims to be a political and economic realist. If that's true, he must surely recognize the necessity of raising taxes, at least on the wealthy and utlimately, in a healthy economy, on the middle class. Right now he's kissing Grover Norquist's and the Tea Party's collective ass, but once he gets his wish and becomes president, if he sincerely cares about the country he will raise taxes. It's not that he has no principles, he's just willing to betray them to get to the White House. Once he's in the Etch-a-Sketch gets another shake and he can be his own man again, assuming he ever was one to begin with.


He might turn out to be some damn RINO like ronald reagan was, but I wouldn't count on it, the party of Ronald Reagan will never compromise the way ronald reagan did
 
2012-05-05 06:10:09 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .

which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?


During the 2010 Congressional campaign, Senate Democrats decided to punt on the issue, worried that a vote to end some of the cuts could be used against vulnerable candidates. But the huge gains Republicans made in the elections changed the dynamics of the issue. Certain of greater power in 2011, with the House in their hands, Republicans announced they would block all legislation in the lame-duck session until all the cuts were extended.

You are such a disingenuous ass.

The BushCo tax cuts for the wealthy are a large part of why the deficit is as large as it is and the GOP held those tax cuts hostage threatening to shut DC down.

I know it.

You know it.

I have you marked down as a sophist troll but you are really not living up to your previous standards.

30 day ignore starts now.

/Yes, yes I'm sure you will write a scathingly witty rejoinder as to the absolute fathomless depths of your ability to not care about that.
//Just saying. Work on your material.
 
2012-05-05 06:11:39 PM
I've been wondering for a while why Romney even wants to be President. It doesn't seem like a good fit for him and I think he knows it.
 
2012-05-05 06:15:34 PM

quatchi: tenpoundsofcheese: shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .

which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?

During the 2010 Congressional campaign, Senate Democrats decided to punt on the issue, worried that a vote to end some of the cuts could be used against vulnerable candidates. But the huge gains Republicans made in the elections changed the dynamics of the issue. Certain of greater power in 2011, with the House in their hands, Republicans announced they would block all legislation in the lame-duck session until all the cuts were extended.

You are such a disingenuous ass.

The BushCo tax cuts for the wealthy are a large part of why the deficit is as large as it is and the GOP held those tax cuts hostage threatening to shut DC down.

I know it.

You know it.

I have you marked down as a sophist troll but you are really not living up to your previous standards.

30 day ignore starts now.

/Yes, yes I'm sure you will write a scathingly witty rejoinder as to the absolute fathomless depths of your ability to not care about that.
//Just saying. Work on your material.


If the democrats had any balls they would call the republicans on their threats. However, so long as the entire DNC is made up of spineless pussies, the GOP will always be able to get their way.
 
2012-05-05 06:15:52 PM

Drubell: I've been wondering for a while why Romney even wants to be President.


It's his turn.
 
2012-05-05 06:17:04 PM

PirateFreedom: tenpoundsofcheese: shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .

which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?


Wait a minute, are you saying he was born in America?


yes, he was born in Hawaii.
Unless you are talking about Kerry, he was born in Colorado.
 
2012-05-05 06:19:36 PM

quatchi: tenpoundsofcheese: shastacola:

Kerry would have raised taxes on his income bracket. .

which is why he voted for the 0bama tax cuts for the rich? Is that why?

During the 2010 Congressional campaign, Senate Democrats decided to punt on the issue, worried that a vote to end some of the cuts could be used against vulnerable candidates. But the huge gains Republicans made in the elections changed the dynamics of the issue. Certain of greater power in 2011, with the House in their hands, Republicans announced they would block all legislation in the lame-duck session until all the cuts were extended.

You are such a disingenuous ass.




0bama could have vetoed.
Oh nooes, the GOP played hardball. I hope he doesn't negotiate like this in everything he does. What a disaster.
 
2012-05-05 06:24:54 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama could have vetoed.


And then millions of Americans would have lost unemployment benefits, deepening an already terrible recession.

But continue to believe that all actions in politics happen in a vacuum, I"m sure that'll work out for you in the long run.
 
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