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(Chicago Trib)   Romney finally reveals his economic plan: "I say, well, look at what the president's done, and do the opposite"   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 175
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2012-05-07 12:08:18 PM
Mr. J 13

Why all the way to 3012? Aren't we all being Raptured in another few weeks/months/years anyway?

First, I don't believe that at all, but i will answer that only their voters would be raptured. The officials, their God is money and they know it and they know they ain't goin' anywhere.

/ah crap, I will be stuck here with 'em
 
2012-05-07 12:11:03 PM

Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.


Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.
 
2012-05-07 12:12:08 PM

Jackson Herring: sweetmelissa31: It goes really nicely with Ann Romney's Birds of America vagina shirt.

That's ridiculous, vaginas can't wear shirts. What you meant to say was Ann Romney's Birds of America Dashiki murkin


Conjures up an interesting mental image, don't you think?
 
2012-05-07 12:13:31 PM
"Democrats say they like a strong economy. They just don't like business very much and you see the economy is made up of nothing but business and so we have to encourage entrepreneurs."

"Nothing but business". Labor doesn't factor into it at all.
 
2012-05-07 12:13:40 PM
Romney sounds pretty mavericky :)
 
2012-05-07 12:14:32 PM
Nationalize everything?
 
2012-05-07 12:16:55 PM
So we can expect to see the Stock Market drop back down to Bush-era levels? Better sell now.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:17 PM

Cletus C.: haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.


Which would explain why Kerry won in 2004.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:33 PM

Cletus C.: Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.


Almost as much as they enjoy the suggestion that their taxes should go up while the taxes of the wealthy go down as the Romney/Ryan plan proposes.
 
2012-05-07 12:18:50 PM
So what he wants to do is add government jobs and lose hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs a month?

Damn socialists.
 
2012-05-07 12:19:20 PM

RsquaredW: "Democrats say they like a strong economy. They just don't like business very much and you see the economy is made up of nothing but business and so we have to encourage entrepreneurs."

"Nothing but business". Labor doesn't factor into it at all.


We call them "Human Resources" for a reason.
 
2012-05-07 12:20:34 PM

Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.



OBAMA WON'T GIVE PEOPLE JOBS THEY LIKE!!!
 
2012-05-07 12:25:53 PM

Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.


OBAMA WON'T GIVE PEOPLE JOBS THEY LIKE!!!


Well, he promised us green jobs. Green sounds nice and springlike.
 
2012-05-07 12:27:17 PM
So in addition to "I'm filthy rich", Romney's platform now includes is "He's black, I'm white, what else do you need to know?"
 
2012-05-07 12:31:36 PM

Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.


I'm pretty sure it's the GOP who always says "If you don't like your job, you can just go get another one".
 
2012-05-07 12:37:12 PM

qorkfiend: Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.

I'm pretty sure it's the GOP who always says "If you don't like your job, you can just go get another one".


That would be part of Obama's ballyhooed "Change." That he changed.
 
2012-05-07 12:40:32 PM

Cletus C.: That would be part of Obama's ballyhooed "Change." That he changed.


Please, show me where he said this. I'll wait.
 
2012-05-07 12:40:47 PM

jbc: Will he unkill bin Laden too? We know he wouldn't have gone after him in the first place.


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??????
 
2012-05-07 12:44:49 PM

Cletus C.: qorkfiend: Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.

I'm pretty sure it's the GOP who always says "If you don't like your job, you can just go get another one".

That would be part of Obama's ballyhooed "Change." That he changed.


So you're suggesting that when Obama took office in early 2009 anyone who didn't like their job could have easily quit and found a new one, and Obama deliberately changed that?

Do you honestly have no memory of what late 2008/early 2009 was like?
 
2012-05-07 12:46:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: That would be part of Obama's ballyhooed "Change." That he changed.

Please, show me where he said this. I'll wait.


Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.
 
2012-05-07 12:46:48 PM
Cletus C.: That would be part of Obama's ballyhooed "Change." That he changed.


Oh yeah, I remember that day. It was like '03 or something and Obama went to Wall Street and got all the banks CEOs together and said "you guys should really put all of your money into risky derivatives and swaps and interconnect all of your dealings with other banks so the risk is systemic. If it works you will make billions. The bankers didn't want to, they don't like to work for their bottom lines, they are purely focused on the well being of the customer. The bankers said if it doesn't work though the economy will hemorage and it will harder for the good people of this country to change jobs."

Obama said "Yeah, I am changing that."

my god, you're full of derp. and when you derp I derp. we all derp.
 
2012-05-07 12:47:57 PM

Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.


Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.
 
2012-05-07 12:53:42 PM
//activating.I.am.rubber.you.are.glue.exe
 
2012-05-07 12:54:41 PM

Saiga410: I am just wondering who Romney is pandering to. Is he pandering to misinformed conservatives or informed and disaffected liberals? Granted there is a large number of misinformed conservatives and what 3 informed liberals let alone disaffected informed liberals, so I am going to guess misinformed conservatives.


Bush voters are so hilarious!

/Vote Republican
 
2012-05-07 01:02:00 PM

NateGrey: Saiga410: I am just wondering who Romney is pandering to. Is he pandering to misinformed conservatives or informed and disaffected liberals? Granted there is a large number of misinformed conservatives and what 3 informed liberals let alone disaffected informed liberals, so I am going to guess misinformed conservatives.

Bush voters are so hilarious!

/Vote Republican


There are informed conservatives?
 
2012-05-07 01:04:57 PM
He's right you know.

To do the opposite of Obama, you would need to have a Congress that wasn't saying NO! to everything you submitted and that was actually submitting bipartisan ideas instead of the failed policies of the 1980's and the Bush years...
 
2012-05-07 01:14:53 PM
This is their foreign policy too.

Anything Obama says or does, complain about it.
No alternatives or details necessary.
 
2012-05-07 01:28:26 PM

Diogenes: KellyX: So what's that mean, close down GM, unkill Osama bin Laden, get rid of the 4.2 million private sector jobs that have come back since Obama became president? Rehire the 607,000 public (government) jobs that have been trimmed from "big government" that they GOP claims to hate so much?

And reimport all the illegals he's deported in record numbers.


Especially reimport the illegals that used to do Romney's lawn.
 
2012-05-07 01:28:53 PM
George W. Romney.
 
2012-05-07 01:33:00 PM
LeoffDaGrate 2012-05-07 12:00:38 PM

Cletus C.: Diogenes: Cletus C.: Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is.

Why don't you give it a shot. Please. Entertain us.

Did I wander into the wrong lounge? I'm sensing some hostility here.

No, no hostility. We're genuinely interested what you believe. Please point out the divisive rhetoric President Obama has used.


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cuz all I been reading is teh fluffy

whar examples of divisive rhetoric, Cletus, whar?
 
2012-05-07 01:35:17 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.


If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.
 
2012-05-07 01:38:33 PM
Can any fark conservatives point out any actual laws that "strangle" small businesses? What specific regulations are so onerous?
 
2012-05-07 01:40:47 PM

the_rhino: Can any fark conservatives point out any actual laws that "strangle" small businesses? What specific regulations are so onerous?



You know: The ones that don't let you provide unsafe working conditions, dump your waste into the river or local water table, or hire small children for pennies a day.

Those...
 
2012-05-07 01:58:53 PM

John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.


I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.
 
2012-05-07 02:04:28 PM

Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.


Right, you should definitely listen to any moron who wants to yell nonsense, lest ye be labeled as a gimp.
 
2012-05-07 02:14:09 PM

Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: This is the kind of speech that gives Romney a chance to win in November.

Focus on the economy. This recovery has been painfully slow and fragile. Historically so.

Expose Obama's divisive rhetoric for what it is. The economy is what it's all about for November so make Obama own it.

I'm sure Obama would be more than willing to take credit for the upswing in the Dow, reduced unemployment figures and steady job growth despite GOP obstructionism.

Sure. People who have been unemployed for months, or haven't received a pay increase for years, or are stuck in a job they don't like because the prospects for something better are so grim, or are living paycheck-to-paycheck while piling up debt eat that kind of stuff up.


OBAMA WON'T GIVE PEOPLE JOBS THEY LIKE!!!

Well, he promised us green jobs. Green sounds nice and springlike.


And you still haven't answered the question :

What divisive rhetoric?
 
2012-05-07 02:16:39 PM

Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.


Well, it's easier than you watching you ignore questions asked of you and logic.
 
2012-05-07 02:17:56 PM
Cletus C.: I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

It's not the "different points of view" that's so galling; it's the constant refrain of stupid, debunked nonesense and hystrionics that your posts unfailingly consist of. Add to that the fact that you've been asked a few times in this thread alone to explain your comments, and you won't do it. I'm sure most jabbering panhandlers on the street feel like they're being ignored for highly-charged reasons, too, but the simple fact is that your comments have no value.
 
2012-05-07 02:48:42 PM

Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.



You know how people are free to change the channel? It's like that...
 
2012-05-07 02:52:02 PM
So he's saying he'll be absolutely unable to cope with any new situations President Obama hasn't faced?
 
Ehh
2012-05-07 03:01:56 PM
Are women who run small businesses the right height?

Can they borrow $20,000 from their husbands?
 
2012-05-07 03:28:26 PM

Cletus C.: I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.


Odd. Could have sworn I had you or someone with a similar name already farkied/labeled.

Anywho, in case you're serious; there are some "people" here on fark that are blatantly obvious troll accounts or otherwise have a long proven track record of being such douches that people know that they aren't here for debate.

It's one thing to have a different or unpopular point of view, like "We should reduce environmental reporting requirements on the oil industry" and saying "Obama has killed oil production in the US to the point where there's not a single well still operating here and I'll argue to death anyone who says otherwise."
 
2012-05-07 03:45:34 PM

Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.



I don't have you on ignore, only because your point of view seems to flucuate depending on the topic. I have labeled you as "an opportunistic troll."
Those on ignore are the ones that continuously spout the same retarded, debunked talking points and are therefore about as interesting in actual debates as a 2-year old screaming "nu-uh" and "MINE!"
 
2012-05-07 03:58:51 PM

Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.


I don't have you on ignore, only because your point of view seems to flucuate depending on the topic. I have labeled you as "an opportunistic troll."
Those on ignore are the ones that continuously spout the same retarded, debunked talking points and are therefore about as interesting in actual debates as a 2-year old screaming "nu-uh" and "MINE!"


Your screen must come up pretty much blank here then. Sorry, too easy.

What I'm picturing is people blocking any voice of dissent so they can yell up the stairs "look mom, everybody agrees with me."
 
2012-05-07 03:59:13 PM
Oh, the Republican Party is dead.

SO FARKING DEAD!!!
 
2012-05-07 04:00:56 PM

Cletus C.: Lord_Baull: Cletus C.: John the Magnificent: cameroncrazy1984: Cletus C.: Huh? He promised Hope and Change, remember? Whether he delivered on the hope part is subject to how you've done under Obama and whether you like the direction the country is heading. The change part has lots of things he could point to, while others might prefer to talk about the historically slow recovery and costly but failed green jobs initiative as change they're not real fond of.

Historically slow? In what respect, Charlie?

And failed? Why, because one company went bankrupt?


Maybe if you stopped lying about Obama long enough to look at reality, you'd support him.

If ol' Cletus keeps this up I may just have to un-ignore him. He seems to have evolved from a run of the mill talking-point-troll into a top drawer idiot.

I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

That, my friend, is world-class gimphood.


I don't have you on ignore, only because your point of view seems to flucuate depending on the topic. I have labeled you as "an opportunistic troll."
Those on ignore are the ones that continuously spout the same retarded, debunked talking points and are therefore about as interesting in actual debates as a 2-year old screaming "nu-uh" and "MINE!"

Your screen must come up pretty much blank here then. Sorry, too easy.

What I'm picturing is people blocking any voice of dissent so they can yell up the stairs "look mom, everybody agrees with me."


Kinda like the FreeRepublic banning people for expressing contrary options, right?
 
2012-05-07 04:16:42 PM
Cletus C: What I'm picturing is people blocking any voice of dissent so they can yell up the stairs "look mom, everybody agrees with me."

I imagine it's comforting to ascribe stereotypical motives to people who've simply grown tired of your routine. How about all those questions upthread asking what the f#ck you were talking about initially? You somehow seem to have forgottten to address all of those, despite making several comments since they were asked.
 
2012-05-07 04:28:07 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Cletus C.: I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

It's not the "different points of view" that's so galling; it's the constant refrain of stupid, debunked nonesense and hystrionics that your posts unfailingly consist of. Add to that the fact that you've been asked a few times in this thread alone to explain your comments, and you won't do it. I'm sure most jabbering panhandlers on the street feel like they're being ignored for highly-charged reasons, too, but the simple fact is that your comments have no value.


OK, I have been put on notice that without evidence of Obama's divisive speeches and campaigning my credibility here will be shot. Ha, my credibility.

So, the most obvious is playing the poor and middle class against the rich, as though grabbing more of their wealth is a panacea for all the problems we face. Or, as Homer would say, the cause of and solution to all our problems. I've seen him use that approach for everything from deficit reduction (har!) to keeping student loan interest rates low.

He uses the phrase "fair share" a lot with that one, as though there is some perfect formula for determining that, which there isn't under our unfair and bizarre tax laws. Bottom line, though, the rich pay a huge percentage of the taxes in this country and the poor pay very little or nothing in federal taxes. Is that fair? Not fair enough, apparently. Hell, the rich even pay more through "regressive" sales taxes, assuming that because they have more money they buy more taxable stuff. Yes, make them pay a certain rate, regardless, but until the tax code is overhauled gimmicks like the Buffett Rule are window dressing.

He has tried to use efforts to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act as an opportunity to divide along racial lines. "They (Gingrich and Romney) believe that we should repeal a health care law that stands to provide millions of Latinos who work every single day the opportunity to make sure that they've got health insurance." He said that on Univision in January.

He has tried to divide along gender lines, insinuating hard-line Republican Bible thumpers and their desire to lock up a woman's crotch personify all Republicans. Thus, the War on Women. President Obama told a Democratic women fundraiser about a week ago that Romney want to "close doors of opportunity we thought we'd kicked open a long time ago."

There are lots more examples, most of which so many of you here would nod your heads to, like Wayne and Garth, but it's also politics today, from both sides, that divide and conquer stuff. That's why it was refreshing in the last election when he (between bashing Bush) offered a message that he was different. That he had ideas and solutions.

Have at me, farkers.
 
2012-05-07 04:35:04 PM

Cletus C.: Barricaded Gunman: Cletus C.: I think the ignore thing is hilarious. I can see its legitimacy if someone is just attacking you every time you post just because you hurt their feelings months ago by criticizing Justin Bieber's hair, or getting creepily stalky, but ignoring people who disagree with you or have different points of view?

It's not the "different points of view" that's so galling; it's the constant refrain of stupid, debunked nonesense and hystrionics that your posts unfailingly consist of. Add to that the fact that you've been asked a few times in this thread alone to explain your comments, and you won't do it. I'm sure most jabbering panhandlers on the street feel like they're being ignored for highly-charged reasons, too, but the simple fact is that your comments have no value.

OK, I have been put on notice that without evidence of Obama's divisive speeches and campaigning my credibility here will be shot. Ha, my credibility.

So, the most obvious is playing the poor and middle class against the rich, as though grabbing more of their wealth is a panacea for all the problems we face. Or, as Homer would say, the cause of and solution to all our problems. I've seen him use that approach for everything from deficit reduction (har!) to keeping student loan interest rates low.

He uses the phrase "fair share" a lot with that one, as though there is some perfect formula for determining that, which there isn't under our unfair and bizarre tax laws. Bottom line, though, the rich pay a huge percentage of the taxes in this country and the poor pay very little or nothing in federal taxes. Is that fair? Not fair enough, apparently. Hell, the rich even pay more through "regressive" sales taxes, assuming that because they have more money they buy more taxable stuff. Yes, make them pay a certain rate, regardless, but until the tax code is overhauled gimmicks like the Buffett Rule are window dressing.

He has tried to use efforts to repeal the Affordable Health Care ...


Tell us when the Republicans call for tax cuts for the :"Job Creators" and say that the poor need to have their taxes raised to "have skin in the game" is that divisive? Is it divisive when Republicans state that people are poor because they chose to be and unemployed because they are lazy? Is a candidate stating that he's not concerned about the very poor divisive?
 
2012-05-07 04:35:32 PM

Cletus C.: So, the most obvious is playing the poor and middle class against the rich, as though grabbing more of their wealth is a panacea for all the problems we face.



He's not doing that. So you're either a liar or incredibly stupid.


Cletus C.: He has tried to divide along gender lines, insinuating hard-line Republican Bible thumpers and their desire to lock up a woman's crotch personify all Republicans



Do you know of another political party that is trying this hard to control women's bodies?


Thanks for clearing that up for us. Now we all know how to treat your comments in the future...
 
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