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2012-06-21 01:49:31 PM
Now he's talking about his own executive actions, plus prioritizing green cards for high tech workers, and allowing families to bring missing relatives here.

I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.
 
2012-06-21 01:55:09 PM
Romney 2012

though the full details were unclear
 
2012-06-21 01:55:54 PM
Romnigration
 
2012-06-21 01:58:30 PM
Is he worried that his brilliant ideas will be stolen by Obama?
 
2012-06-21 02:00:38 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Now he's talking about his own executive actions, plus prioritizing green cards for high tech workers, and allowing families to bring missing relatives here.

I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.


HAHAHAHA! You funny.
 
2012-06-21 02:02:25 PM

sweetmelissa31: Romnigration


WHOA.
 
2012-06-21 02:17:02 PM

kingoomieiii: sweetmelissa31: Romnigration

WHOA.


Wow you are such a racist for noticing that.
 
2012-06-21 02:27:09 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.


You're kidding, right?
 
2012-06-21 02:39:00 PM
So instead of investing in education here, Romney is going to be giving the high-paying jobs to immigrants, all while biatching that the low-paying jobs are being taken by immigrants?
 
2012-06-21 02:47:10 PM

FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.

You're kidding, right?


About what? Romney never dared utter anything close to this in the primaries, or even against McCain. He's trying to slowly edge towards the middle, imho.
 
2012-06-21 03:05:54 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.

You're kidding, right?

About what?


About right wingers noticing things that they don't want to know.
 
2012-06-21 03:15:45 PM

FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.

You're kidding, right?

About what?

About right wingers noticing things that they don't want to know.


True, they love to ignore things they don't want to hear, but they're very keen to pounce on their own at the slightest hint of "moderation".
 
2012-06-21 03:17:27 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Now he's talking about his own executive actions, plus prioritizing green cards for high tech workers, and allowing families to bring missing relatives here.

I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.


I wonder how long he'll be able to stretch the limits of quantum theory.
 
2012-06-21 03:18:34 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.

You're kidding, right?

About what?

About right wingers noticing things that they don't want to know.

True, they love to ignore things they don't want to hear, but they're very keen to pounce on their own at the slightest hint of "moderation".


That's only in the primaries. They're in lockstep mode now.
 
2012-06-21 03:20:14 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Romney 2012

though the full details were unclear


Much like his father. A journalist once threatened to make a key for his typewriter that would print on command "Romney later clarified" or something that like, since he was having to constantly walk back remarks. I'll try to find the quote when i get home.
 
2012-06-21 03:22:05 PM
i44.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-21 03:22:59 PM

propasaurus: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph: FloydA: Grand_Moff_Joseph:
I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.

You're kidding, right?

About what?

About right wingers noticing things that they don't want to know.

True, they love to ignore things they don't want to hear, but they're very keen to pounce on their own at the slightest hint of "moderation".

That's only in the primaries. They're in lockstep mode now.


I think you're right overall, but the Tea Partiers and Grover's minions still seem to be doing so only begrudgingly. At least so far, plenty of their surrogates have gone "off message", and in significant ways.

Besides, Romney can't control Adelson and the outside ads, which is a recipe for disaster for him.
 
2012-06-21 03:25:21 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i44.tinypic.com image 400x400]


api.photoshop.com
 
2012-06-21 03:44:37 PM
This is undoubtedly the same executive action that will invent the math for Romney's budget.
 
2012-06-21 04:05:14 PM
UNCERTAIN TIMES CALL FOR
UNCERTAIN LEADERSHIP

ROMNEY 2012
 
2012-06-21 04:07:56 PM
Willardo Mitones Romniguez para presidente!
 
2012-06-21 04:12:04 PM
The guy who compared Romney to an Etch-a-sketch got it wrong

/he's actually more like a magic 8 ball
 
2012-06-21 04:22:04 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: plus prioritizing green cards for high tech workers


I could be wrong, but I think this means that if you're a tech worker, Romney wants to give your job to an immigrant.
 
2012-06-21 04:22:37 PM
Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.
 
2012-06-21 04:24:12 PM

ps69: Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.


From what I understand, that's an easy way to ensure your news organization no longer has access to the Romney campaign, and for the journalist to lose their job as their outlet fires them to regain access to the Romney campaign.
 
2012-06-21 04:24:54 PM
What the fark kind of answer is that?
 
2012-06-21 04:25:38 PM

GAT_00: Dusk-You-n-Me: Romney 2012

though the full details were unclear

Much like his father. A journalist once threatened to make a key for his typewriter that would print on command "Romney later clarified" or something that like, since he was having to constantly walk back remarks. I'll try to find the quote when i get home.


Link

The qualities that helped give Romney success as an automotive industry executive worked against him as a presidential candidate;[17] he had difficulty being articulate on any issue, often speaking at length and too forthrightly on a topic and then later correcting himself while maintaining he was not.[18][19][11] Reporter Jack Germond joked that he was going to add a single key on his typewriter that would print, "Romney later explained....
 
2012-06-21 04:27:05 PM
Mittens Rmoney, he may very well just be the right/wrong guy for the job then again perhaps not, maybe, maybe not.


at least he's clear on the cloudy issues that may or may not be important to the American public.
 
2012-06-21 04:29:33 PM
Oh Romney, you are such a cowardly piece of shiat. I can't honestly believe people vote for him.
 
2012-06-21 04:31:00 PM
OH WAIT, let me guess. No hold on, let me do it with a movie quote:

"SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP"

Right?

/checks article.
//yep.
 
2012-06-21 04:31:40 PM

NallTWD: OH WAIT, let me guess. No hold on, let me do it with a movie quote:

"SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP"

Right?

/checks article.
//yep.


go die somewhere else el gordo
 
2012-06-21 04:32:03 PM

Maud Dib: GAT_00: Dusk-You-n-Me: Romney 2012

though the full details were unclear

Much like his father. A journalist once threatened to make a key for his typewriter that would print on command "Romney later clarified" or something that like, since he was having to constantly walk back remarks. I'll try to find the quote when i get home.

Link

The qualities that helped give Romney success as an automotive industry executive worked against him as a presidential candidate;[17] he had difficulty being articulate on any issue, often speaking at length and too forthrightly on a topic and then later correcting himself while maintaining he was not.[18][19][11] Reporter Jack Germond joked that he was going to add a single key on his typewriter that would print, "Romney later explained....


Slightly different than the source I have; different Whitcover book.
 
2012-06-21 04:32:04 PM

mainstreet62: What the fark kind of answer is that?


A very weak one. Which, strategically, is the only option he had at this point.

This was an example of brilliant gamesmanship by Axelrod and the Obama team, IMO.
 
2012-06-21 04:32:42 PM
Free showers?
 
2012-06-21 04:33:53 PM
So it was "going around congress" and "ignoring the constitution" when Obama does it but OK fine for Romney to do it?
 
2012-06-21 04:34:57 PM
Why would conservatives not like the idea of immigrants getting tech jobs? Isn't that just the free market at work? Best people for the job, etc?
 
2012-06-21 04:35:57 PM

Rascal King: Why would conservatives not like the idea of immigrants getting tech jobs? Isn't that just the free market at work? Best people for the job, etc?


Except for Mexicans, then the rules change.
 
2012-06-21 04:36:19 PM
Wait, wouldn't such an order be unconstitutional per the GOP?
 
2012-06-21 04:36:24 PM
I give you my word.. my bond, my blood oath that at some point in the future, I will take some unspecified action to try to address this problem in some fashion. You can take that one to the bank.
 
2012-06-21 04:38:31 PM
"I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier," he said. "And I will address the problem of illegal immigration in a civil but resolute manner. We may not always agree, but when I make a promise to you, I will keep it."

little light on specifics...little bit.
 
2012-06-21 04:41:08 PM

Antimatter: Wait, wouldn't such an order be unconstitutional per the GOP?


No it's only unconstitutional when Obama does it DUH!

Just like executive privileged only works for Bush.
 
2012-06-21 04:41:38 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Now he's talking about his own executive actions, plus prioritizing green cards for high tech workers, and allowing families to bring missing relatives here.

I wonder how long it will take for the right-wing frothers to notice his attempt at a pivot.


Okay so he wants to make sure that the best paying jobs in the fastest growing industry are filled by foreigners who can be paid less than US workers and more or less treated as indentured servants by their company because if they change jobs or are fired they risk losing their green card


Yeah sounds like a Romneysolution all right. You can take the man out of Bain Capital, but you can't take the Bain Capital out of the man
 
2012-06-21 04:43:32 PM
www.eduinreview.com
 
2012-06-21 04:44:44 PM

Antimatter: Wait, wouldn't such an order be unconstitutional per the GOP?


Somebody CLEARLY failed Civics:

It works like this:

When Republican presidents sign executive orders, or even signing statements that say they will ignore the law they just signed, The are simply being strong and decisive leaders, exercising the Nigh-unlimited power fo the "unitary executive"

When Democratic Presidents do it, they are socialist usurpers showing their contempt for Congress, the Constitution, America and Pure White Womanhood
 
2012-06-21 04:45:58 PM
Abortions for some... Tiny Amercian flags for others...
 
2012-06-21 04:46:45 PM
Why don't we just hire mercenaries and be done with it. Of course, we would have to hire them through a contractor so at least someone could make a bundle of money off the deal.

As an aside, this election looks like another choice of the lesser of two evils.
 
2012-06-21 04:47:54 PM
Why is Romney double downing on Kerry's losing strategy? It's almost as if the true powers that be make both parties dance like puppets to create a grand illusion of democracy while trying to placate the masses into a sytem skewed to keep the power in their hands. At least we got some new comedy writers for this years primaries, but they're obviously out of material and are just playing reruns.
 
2012-06-21 04:48:21 PM
"I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier,"

Didn't Obama already do this? It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans STILL blocked it?
 
2012-06-21 04:50:29 PM

downpaymentblues: "I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier,"

Didn't Obama already do this? It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans STILL blocked it?


No, Obama didn't do it with an (R) next to his name. Nor was he white while attempting to do it. You see how that could be a problem.
 
2012-06-21 04:50:52 PM
newspaper.li
 
2012-06-21 04:51:39 PM
It's fun to watch Rmoney squirm like this.

Anyhoo, where's the League of FAIL with their talking points?
 
2012-06-21 04:52:09 PM

downpaymentblues: "I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier,"

Didn't Obama already do this? It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans STILL blocked it?


Yes they are saying "We sabotaged it when Obama was president but we won't if a Republican is president"
 
2012-06-21 04:52:11 PM

downpaymentblues: "I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier,"

Didn't Obama already do this? It got 55 votes in the Senate, but Republicans STILL blocked it?


That would mean that he worked with only Democrats. Not both sides.
 
2012-06-21 04:53:35 PM

theorellior: It's fun to watch Rmoney squirm like this.

Anyhoo, where's the League of FAIL with their talking points?


What's amusing is he is doubling down on it. He is think saying he is not sure what he would do is somehow going to get him more votes.

He is like this on most policies and has no actual positions himself only attacking Obama.
 
2012-06-21 04:55:53 PM
So, just like his first promise to "repeal and replace Obamacare," we're not allowed to know what the replacement is until we elect him. It's like Mystery Date with nuclear weapons.
 
2012-06-21 04:56:20 PM

theorellior: Anyhoo, where's the League of FAIL with their talking points?


I think they are just phoning it in with Romney, the best thing I ever heard any of them say about the guy was that he was an adult....
 
2012-06-21 04:57:50 PM

unexplained bacon: "I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution. I will prioritize measures that strengthen legal immigration and make it easier," he said. "And I will address the problem of illegal immigration in a civil but resolute manner. We may not always agree, but when I make a promise to you, I will keep it."

little light on specifics...little bit.


I love it. Manages to say virtually nothing about what his policy will be, simply that it will be "civil but resolute." Then he follows it by saying his answers may piss people off but know that whatever he says is sincere and he will follow through as promised.
 
2012-06-21 05:01:48 PM

Headso: theorellior: Anyhoo, where's the League of FAIL with their talking points?

I think they are just phoning it in with Romney, the best thing I ever heard any of them say about the guy was that he was an adult....


This.

It's hard to be a cheerleader for the quarterback when you don't really want to fark him.
 
2012-06-21 05:02:16 PM

DeaH: It's like Mystery Date with nuclear weapons.


Those are the best kind!
 
2012-06-21 05:04:03 PM
Everclear wrote the perfect theme for the Romney campaign. I was going to come up with some parody lyrics, but the original ones don't need to be changed one bit.

You put yourself in stupid places
Yes I think you know it's true
Situations where it's easy to look down on you
I think you like to be the victim
I think you like to be in pain
I think you make yourself a victim
Almost every single day
You do what you do
You say what they say
You try to be everything to everyone
You know all the right people
You play all the right games
You always try to be
Everything to everyone
Yeah you do it again
You always do it again
...
 
2012-06-21 05:05:38 PM

Shaggy_C: That would mean that he worked with only Democrats. Not both sides.


Huh? Some Republicans voted for it in the House and Senate. In doing a quick google search, Republicans even voted against McCain's bill in 2007 and against Bush.

So how exactly is Romney going to get "bi-partisan" support when his own party votes against Republican sponsored bills? Do you think Democrats are going to vote yes to some sort of Draconian immigration plan?
 
2012-06-21 05:07:51 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-21 05:08:48 PM

ps69: Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.


Good way to get blacklisted from press events...

Freedom of the press doesnt mean I have to respond to your questions nor allow u at my press conferences (assuming on private property). If it is on public property, I can ignore you.
 
2012-06-21 05:09:45 PM
"As president, I will stand for a path to legal status for anyone who is willing to stand up and defend this great nation through military service," he said. "Those who have risked their lives in defense of America have earned the right to make their life in America."

Or they could go do some Mormon missionary work in France.
 
2012-06-21 05:10:27 PM

downpaymentblues: Shaggy_C: That would mean that he worked with only Democrats. Not both sides.

Huh? Some Republicans voted for it in the House and Senate. In doing a quick google search, Republicans even voted against McCain's bill in 2007 and against Bush.

So how exactly is Romney going to get "bi-partisan" support when his own party votes against Republican sponsored bills? Do you think Democrats are going to vote yes to some sort of Draconian immigration plan?


He knows this, hes just stalling for time and giving his camping some talking points. The idea is to say he'll do it, then shove it in a desk once in office and forget about it.
 
2012-06-21 05:12:38 PM

DeaH: So, just like his first promise to "repeal and replace Obamacare," we're not allowed to know what the replacement is until we elect him. It's like Mystery Date with nuclear weapons.


Republicans like their Secret Plans, don't they?
 
2012-06-21 05:14:16 PM
So basically his plan is to have Mexicans fight our wars so Americans really ignore the ill effects of our foreign policy back home.
 
2012-06-21 05:15:27 PM
Will there be a path for naturalization of individuals who avoid military service by bicycling through France?

Screw you Willard, and the horse you danced in on.
 
2012-06-21 05:17:23 PM

red5ish: Will there be a path for naturalization of individuals who avoid military service by bicycling through France?


Hey, now. He was on a mission from God.
 
2012-06-21 05:26:04 PM

theorellior: red5ish: Will there be a path for naturalization of individuals who avoid military service by bicycling through France?

Hey, now. He was on a mission from God.


1.bp.blogspot.com
If you took off the hats and put them on bikes. hmmmmmm
 
2012-06-21 05:28:42 PM

NallTWD: OH WAIT, let me guess. No hold on, let me do it with a movie quote:

"SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP"

Right?

/checks article.
//yep.



Yes, Republicans don't want to give any gimmes or handouts to children of immigrants with silly stuff like education, so that they could become highly skilled workers to fill in demand jobs and pay it back into the system a hundred times over in their tax revenues accrued over the course of their earnings lifetime. No, that would make too much sense (not to mention they might out work my entitled white kid for one of those jobs). Instead we're going to funnel them into the most bloated, inefficient government program in the world, aka the modern US Military, so they can live off the taxpayer for an entire lifetime. Because? Well, God Bless America and we gotta go blow some shiat up so I can masterbate to the Military Channel and put a yellow bumbersticker on my truck, that's because.
 
2012-06-21 05:28:43 PM

DaSwankOne: So basically his plan is to have Mexicans fight our wars so Americans really ignore the ill effects of our foreign policy back home.


Look, if we learned anything from the Roman Empire it is that giving people of foreign backgrounds a chance to live within the country but depriving them of actual citizenship in exchange for them joining the military makes for motivated soldiers with good morale and in no way undermines battlefield effectiveness.

/yes, I know it's a hell of a stretch, but the comparison is too good to pass up
//yes, Starship Troopers is easier, but people already made the comparison
 
2012-06-21 05:29:29 PM

palladiate: So instead of investing in education here, Romney is going to be giving the high-paying jobs to immigrants, all while biatching that the low-paying jobs are being taken by immigrants?


Well in fairness they won't be high paying anymore, more profits for the one percenters and more money to trickle down!

Its the circle of fiefdom
 
2012-06-21 05:32:11 PM

InmanRoshi: NallTWD: OH WAIT, let me guess. No hold on, let me do it with a movie quote:

"SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP"

Right?

/checks article.
//yep.


Yes, Republicans don't want to give any gimmes or handouts to children of immigrants with silly stuff like education, so that they could become highly skilled workers to fill in demand jobs and pay it back into the system a hundred times over in their tax revenues accrued over the course of their earnings lifetime. No, that would make too much sense (not to mention they might out work my entitled white kid for one of those jobs). Instead we're going to funnel them into the most bloated, inefficient government program in the world, aka the modern US Military, so they can live off the taxpayer for an entire lifetime. Because? Well, God Bless America and we gotta go blow some shiat up so I can masterbate to the Military Channel and put a yellow bumbersticker on my truck, that's because.


But at the same time, we have to encourage immigration of highly-skilled workers to fill in demand jobs!
 
2012-06-21 05:34:45 PM
Romney's now saying he'll provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came in as children, but only if they serve in the military. Because if you're a genius who is unable to serve then you're of no value.
 
2012-06-21 05:35:51 PM
No, subby, he's not going to replace it with an executive action to be named later. He's going to replace it with the DREAM Act as passed through a Republican-dominated Congress even though he already vehemently said he would veto the DREAM Act and even though Republicans were the reason the DREAM Act was shot down in 2010.
 
2012-06-21 05:36:42 PM

InmanRoshi: NallTWD: OH WAIT, let me guess. No hold on, let me do it with a movie quote:

"SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP"

Right?

/checks article.
//yep.


Yes, Republicans don't want to give any gimmes or handouts to children of immigrants with silly stuff like education, so that they could become highly skilled workers to fill in demand jobs and pay it back into the system a hundred times over in their tax revenues accrued over the course of their earnings lifetime. No, that would make too much sense (not to mention they might out work my entitled white kid for one of those jobs). Instead we're going to funnel them into the most bloated, inefficient government program in the world, aka the modern US Military, so they can live off the taxpayer for an entire lifetime. Because? Well, God Bless America and we gotta go blow some shiat up so I can masterbate to the Military Channel and put a yellow bumbersticker on my truck, that's because.


Not to mention Starship Troopers actually scored people some voting rights. This is literally "if you don't want to be deported over something your parents decided to do when you were a child you have to enlist. You won't be allowed to vote or access other benefits Americans enjoy, but at least you won't be suddenly stranded with whatever you have on your person in a country you barely remember with potentially no support network."

Though to be fair, with Mitt's statement that he doesn't need Congressional approval to invade Iran we might be in need of encouraging enlistment in the near future.
 
2012-06-21 05:39:54 PM
How Roman. More and more the parallels appear!
 
2012-06-21 05:40:01 PM
So the republican plan is for the federal government to add approximately 1 million illegals onto the payroll.
 
2012-06-21 05:42:03 PM
"West Wing" - The President's Secret Plan to Fight Inflation

Link
 
2012-06-21 05:42:16 PM
Romney has one pair of things going for him this election, and that's it. The economy sucks and he's not the incumbent. Doesn't matter if his policies will fix things, or if the President really can effect the economy much at all, "Economy bad=Incumbent bad" is the simplistic way many swing voters think. If Obama loses, that is why. The only reason the race is even close is due to this thinking.
 
2012-06-21 05:43:38 PM

Laocoon: So the republican plan is for the federal government to add approximately 1 million illegals onto the payroll.


It's not socialism when the military is involved.
 
2012-06-21 05:55:10 PM
The more Romney talks, the more he reminds of a certain super hero:

professionalsuperhero.com
professionalsuperhero.com
professionalsuperhero.com
professionalsuperhero.com
 
2012-06-21 05:56:00 PM
"I will work with Republicans and Democrats to find a long-term solution... a solution that will endure, a solution that will be the last one we need, finally.
 
2012-06-21 06:02:22 PM

sweetmelissa31: Romnigration


I *HEART* you.
 
2012-06-21 06:04:19 PM
img10.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-21 06:04:52 PM

Stile4aly: Romney's now saying he'll provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came in as children, but only if they serve in the military. Because if you're a genius who is unable to serve then you're of no value.


Since the US military is still less than 15% female, how is this policy not sexist?

Not to mention all the other legal challenges (all on grounds of one kind of discrimination or another) that it would be vulnerable to.

Fun fact: Mitt Romney never served in the military. None of his five sons ever served in the military either.
 
2012-06-21 06:06:17 PM

DORMAMU: If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.

Good way to get blacklisted from press events...


So, you're advocating no follow questions ever be asked and everyone should kowtow to politicians as to not draw their ire? No wonder we're infromed.
 
2012-06-21 06:11:48 PM
Watching Romney deal with the immigration issue is like watching a Flying Wallenda walking 500 feet above the ground on a tightrope wrapped in barbed wire and embedded with razor blades.
 
2012-06-21 06:12:24 PM

Cornelius Dribble: Stile4aly: Romney's now saying he'll provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came in as children, but only if they serve in the military. Because if you're a genius who is unable to serve then you're of no value.

Since the US military is still less than 15% female, how is this policy not sexist?

Not to mention all the other legal challenges (all on grounds of one kind of discrimination or another) that it would be vulnerable to.

Fun fact: Mitt Romney never served in the military. None of his five sons ever served in the military either.


Romney's sons served their country by working on his campaign.
 
2012-06-21 06:36:31 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: The guy who compared Romney to an Etch-a-sketch got it wrong

/he's actually more like a magic 8 ball


I disagree, at least a magic 8 ball always has an answer
 
2012-06-21 06:38:52 PM
FTFA: Romney would "replace" President Obama's new immigration policy in favor of one that staves off deportation only for those who sign up for military service, though the full details were unclear.

Teachers? Nah. Scientists? Nope. Engineers? Give me a break.

Cannon fodder? Aww hell yeah gimme some more of that!
 
2012-06-21 06:43:21 PM

Rann Xerox: Watching Romney deal with the immigration issue is like watching a Flying Wallenda walking 500 feet above the ground on a tightrope wrapped in barbed wire and embedded with razor blades.


...wearing gasoline-soaked clothes with a lit cigarette in his mouth, juggling chainsaws blindfolded.
 
2012-06-21 06:46:41 PM

Bermuda59: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The guy who compared Romney to an Etch-a-sketch got it wrong

/he's actually more like a magic 8 ball

I disagree, at least a magic 8 ball always has an answer


Yeah... I guess "Ask again later" is technically an answer
 
2012-06-21 07:18:01 PM
He is going to make all Mexicans US Citizens, including those still in Mexico. This way his Father can run for President after he steals Obama's time machine. It gets a bit confusing, but makes more sense in the Romney time line.
 
2012-06-21 08:11:08 PM

qorkfiend: ps69: Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.

From what I understand, that's an easy way to ensure your news organization no longer has access to the Romney campaign, and for the journalist to lose their job as their outlet fires them to regain access to the Romney campaign.


It's also a way to stay "objective". If you only report on what people say, whether true or not, you can't get in as much trouble.

/"Sure the Romney spokesman said that Obama killed 6 million Jews, but we trust the American people to see through that and make up their own minds".
 
2012-06-21 08:13:30 PM

Rascal King: Why would conservatives not like the idea of immigrants getting tech jobs? Isn't that just the free market at work? Best people for the job, etc?


Free markets don't include protectionism for some reason. Just tax rates and laws.
 
2012-06-21 09:02:29 PM
I guess this means there is going to be rush at the immigration offices so those that want to become a citizen will try and do it before the election in case Romney wins.
 
2012-06-21 09:03:28 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me:


Which five blue dogfarkers voted against it? If the Democrats could actually always vote together... but alas, only one party is authoritarian enough for that.
 
2012-06-21 09:06:36 PM
romney's clever. he'll probably swing a three way deal and the u.s. will have all the top draft picks in 2016.
 
2012-06-21 09:10:17 PM
John Kerry 2.0
 
2012-06-21 10:23:23 PM

theorellior: It's fun to watch Rmoney squirm like this.

Anyhoo, where's the League of FAIL with their talking points?


Ailes and Rush haven't told them what to think yet. They'll be here as soon as they are given their marching orders.
 
2012-06-21 10:39:35 PM
Romney's nothing but an armchair despot. He openly admits he will circumvent the Constitution with Executive Actions. Please Teabaggers, save us from this dangerous man.
 
2012-06-21 10:53:14 PM

BSABSVR: qorkfiend: ps69: Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.

From what I understand, that's an easy way to ensure your news organization no longer has access to the Romney campaign, and for the journalist to lose their job as their outlet fires them to regain access to the Romney campaign.

It's also a way to stay "objective". If you only report on what people say, whether true or not, you can't get in as much trouble.

/"Sure the Romney spokesman said that Obama killed 6 million Jews, but we trust the American people to see through that and make up their own minds".


Hell, even THAT would be going too far. More like, "So, DID Obama kill six million Jews? The controversy rages on . . ."
 
2012-06-22 12:18:43 AM

The Name: BSABSVR: qorkfiend: ps69: Just once. Once. One single time. I would like a reporter to ask Mitt Romney a question when he talks about repealing and replacing something. That question is "with what?"

If they say "a bipartisan comprehensive solution", as them what that entails.

Just reporting verbatim an empty, vacuous promise made by a politician is not journalism.

From what I understand, that's an easy way to ensure your news organization no longer has access to the Romney campaign, and for the journalist to lose their job as their outlet fires them to regain access to the Romney campaign.

It's also a way to stay "objective". If you only report on what people say, whether true or not, you can't get in as much trouble.

/"Sure the Romney spokesman said that Obama killed 6 million Jews, but we trust the American people to see through that and make up their own minds".

Hell, even THAT would be going too far. More like, "So, DID Obama kill six million Jews? The controversy rages on . . ."


"...some people say..."
 
2012-06-22 02:16:45 AM
The reality is that this question doesn't fit into Romney's script about the economy being the reason, the only reason, to vote for him. He's dodged tons of other questions and nobody has paid any attention at all to the fact that his way of not being a flip flopper is not taking a position... he talks about the economy in broad terms... if you ask him something specific, like which tax loopholes he would close in order to pay for his plans, crickets... if you ask him something off-economy, like immigration or foreign policy, his answer is simply that he'd do something differently... but he doesn't ever actually say what he would do differently (Israel, Dream Act, etc.)... the guy is trying to define himself as not-Obama with the hopes that that can win him the election, all without ever specifying who or what he is. The lengthened Republican primary forced him to actually take a few positions ("I will veto the DREAM act"), but he has already taken many of those back or claimed he was "misinterpreted." I think, no matter what the polls... this is good news for Obama, at some point, people need to get motivated to go to the polls for something... he needs to present some driving vision of what he will be, not just what he won't be... thus far, he's proved woefully unable to do so.
 
2012-06-22 09:33:29 AM

qorkfiend: I could be wrong, but I think this means that if you're a tech worker, Romney wants to give your job to an immigrant.


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DEY TUK R JERBS!!
 
2012-06-22 12:26:25 PM

Dog Welder: John Kerry 2.0


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