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(The Hill)   Nancy Pelosi believes Romney deliberately got himself booed at NAACP speech, so he could appeal to racists. But what was the plan for the standing ovation he got? C'mon, don't keep us waiting Nancy   (thehill.com) divider line 149
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2012-07-12 10:16:37 AM

thornhill: karnal: vernonFL

"Vote for me in November. Just make sure you bring 2 forms of government issued photo ID"


I think a valid driver's license is all they are asking for.....but I am sure that is asking way too much.

This just in: people in cities don't own cars because they can walk and use public transportation. As a result, they don't have DLs.


So they don't have non-driver ID's either?
Or Passports?
Enhanced ID?
I'd hate to try to buy anything age-specific.
 
2012-07-12 10:19:11 AM
This is a presidential campaign.. they have test groups for their test groups. The Romney camp knew what the response would be and ive already seen shills on the right clinging to him for "standing up against the blackies".

You think the party that adopted and now relies on the southern strategy is going to abandon it?
 
2012-07-12 10:19:35 AM

Hollie Maea: Hollie Maea: SixPaperJoint: Hollie Maea: His candidacy ended this morning, so it's all academic anyway.

Would you be referring to this?

Indeed.

His response so far appears to be "SEC forms are complicated. You wouldn't understand." with a bit of "sure I was the sole owner but I wasn't involved in any way". It's over. He will drop out before the convention.


They will just scream "Obama and Holder are coming after me because they want me to lose" and play the victim like they always do.
 
2012-07-12 10:22:01 AM

mpirooz: This is a presidential campaign.. they have test groups for their test groups. The Romney camp knew what the response would be and ive already seen shills on the right clinging to him for "standing up against the blackies".

You think the party that adopted and now relies on the southern strategy is going to abandon it?


Romney is doing on the campaign trail today. He is basically saying "I told those blacks no more free stuff!".

It's really disgusting.
 
2012-07-12 10:27:00 AM

Pro Zack: thornhill: karnal: vernonFL

"Vote for me in November. Just make sure you bring 2 forms of government issued photo ID"


I think a valid driver's license is all they are asking for.....but I am sure that is asking way too much.

This just in: people in cities don't own cars because they can walk and use public transportation. As a result, they don't have DLs.

How do they identify themselves when they vote?


Say your name, poll worker finds name in voting register which has a copy of your signature from when you registered. You sign the empty line next to the copy of your signature. Signatures match? Go vote.
 
2012-07-12 10:30:48 AM
Good to know that Republicans don't have a monopoly on ridiculous conspiracy theories.
 
2012-07-12 10:32:06 AM

genepool lifeboat: thornhill: karnal: vernonFL

"Vote for me in November. Just make sure you bring 2 forms of government issued photo ID"


I think a valid driver's license is all they are asking for.....but I am sure that is asking way too much.

This just in: people in cities don't own cars because they can walk and use public transportation. As a result, they don't have DLs.

So they don't have non-driver ID's either?
Or Passports?
Enhanced ID?
I'd hate to try to buy anything age-specific.


Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD
 
2012-07-12 10:35:56 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRDBORING


FTFY
 
2012-07-12 10:36:01 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: This ascribes a level of sophistication and competence to Romney and his staff heretofore nowhere in evidence.

So, no.

"But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free."


Except freedom?
 
2012-07-12 10:37:08 AM

genepool lifeboat: thornhill: karnal: vernonFL

"Vote for me in November. Just make sure you bring 2 forms of government issued photo ID"


I think a valid driver's license is all they are asking for.....but I am sure that is asking way too much.

This just in: people in cities don't own cars because they can walk and use public transportation. As a result, they don't have DLs.

So they don't have non-driver ID's either?
Or Passports?
Enhanced ID?
I'd hate to try to buy anything age-specific.


If you never go out of the country, why would you need a passport? Heck, even Sarah Palin didn't get one until she was elected Governor.

If you don't smoke or drink, then there's really nothing you'd need a non-DL for.

More people than you think fit this category -- my grandparents come to mind. Lived in the city their whole life. Never learned to drive. Don't smoke, don't drink. Haven't had a passport for like 15 years (when they were in their early 70s).
 
2012-07-12 10:38:18 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD


Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.
 
2012-07-12 10:42:35 AM

genepool lifeboat: cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD

Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.


That's only for things like painkillers. Nobody is making you show ID for lipitor.
 
2012-07-12 10:45:35 AM

thornhill: genepool lifeboat: cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD

Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.

That's only for things like painkillers. Nobody is making you show ID for lipitor.


Bullshiat, if your doctor has to write a scrip for it and you have to call it in, you have to prove who you are when you pick it up and sign for it
 
2012-07-12 10:52:38 AM

tudorgurl: karnal: tudorgurl


karnal: Anansi Pelosi - Spider Woman
[newsrealblog.files.wordpress.com image 240x299]

Remember kids! If you don't have anything to really call someone on, always go with an Ad hominem attack or an attack on their looks/gender! It never fails!

/ass

Shows how dim you are....It was a play on her first name.....but I don't expect you to get it....nor do I care.


/now go google it, Matilda.

Sure it was, sunshine.


Lighten up Francis and Frances.

www.vteschecklist.com
 
2012-07-12 10:52:55 AM

genepool lifeboat: thornhill: genepool lifeboat: cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD

Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.

That's only for things like painkillers. Nobody is making you show ID for lipitor.

Bullshiat, if your doctor has to write a scrip for it and you have to call it in, you have to prove who you are when you pick it up and sign for it


Now you're just making stuff up -- are you a GOP operative?

Example of laws requiring that some drugs need ID:

People picking up certain prescriptions at the pharmacy will have to show a photo identification starting today, as new state health regulations intended to prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths take effect.

...

The vast majority of drugs - for example, commonly used blood pressure medication, asthma prescriptions, and cholesterol-lowering drugs - will not require identification. There are also procedures in place to ensure that people who do not have photo ID can work with pharmacists to fill their prescriptions.


Do you realize that for years you've been able to mail order prescription drugs?
 
2012-07-12 11:02:07 AM
Oh please oh please oh please oh please... Romney dropping out of the race over a scandal would validate my oft-repeated prediction of a Huntsman-Giuliani ticket in November and my oft-repeated dream of stumbling over a filthy, bleary-eyed Romney begging for spare change and cadging cigarette butts in Harvard Square after he gets out of jail.
 
2012-07-12 11:02:15 AM

Cletus C.: We get it, he's white a felon.

 
2012-07-12 11:10:27 AM
Romney did very well at the NAACP. Democrats have to do something to counter it - like having Pelosi say something inane and risable. Its not like she can hurt her reputation.
 
2012-07-12 11:19:31 AM

Hollie Maea: Hollie Maea: SixPaperJoint: Hollie Maea: His candidacy ended this morning, so it's all academic anyway.

Would you be referring to this?

Indeed.

His response so far appears to be "SEC forms are complicated. You wouldn't understand." with a bit of "sure I was the sole owner but I wasn't involved in any way". It's over. He will drop out before the convention.


Just curious, would this really make him ineligible? And who would have to go after him, is it default or would the Justice Department have to do something?
 
2012-07-12 11:21:26 AM

thornhill: genepool lifeboat: thornhill: genepool lifeboat: cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD

Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.

That's only for things like painkillers. Nobody is making you show ID for lipitor.

Bullshiat, if your doctor has to write a scrip for it and you have to call it in, you have to prove who you are when you pick it up and sign for it

Now you're just making stuff up -- are you a GOP operative?

Example of laws requiring that some drugs need ID:

People picking up certain prescriptions at the pharmacy will have to show a photo identification starting today, as new state health regulations intended to prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths take effect.

...

The vast majority of drugs - for example, commonly used blood pressure medication, asthma prescriptions, and cholesterol-lowering drugs - will not require identification. There are also procedures in place to ensure that people who do not have photo ID can work with pharmacists to fill their prescriptions.

Do you realize that for years you've been able to mail order prescription drugs?


I think NY is stricter, but my original point still stands; Can you get through life without ID? Sure, but it can be a lot easier with a means of identifying yourself if the need arises. I spent a night in jail once simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time and not having my ID on me. (no need for a CSB since it wasn't really that C)
 
2012-07-12 11:24:26 AM

LargeCanine: Romney did very well at the NAACP. Democrats have to do something to counter it - like having Pelosi say something inane and risable. Its not like she can hurt her reputation.


What is your definition of "very well"? Not getting chased out?
 
2012-07-12 11:24:33 AM

genepool lifeboat: thornhill: karnal: vernonFL

"Vote for me in November. Just make sure you bring 2 forms of government issued photo ID"


I think a valid driver's license is all they are asking for.....but I am sure that is asking way too much.

This just in: people in cities don't own cars because they can walk and use public transportation. As a result, they don't have DLs.

So they don't have non-driver ID's either?
Or Passports?
Enhanced ID?
I'd hate to try to buy anything age-specific.


There's a few of my extended family who've never learned to drive. Don't have to, don't want to - Live in one of the best cities in the world for public transportation.

What do they do when proof of ID is required? Show their government-issued health care card. Thanks, soshulizm.

Imagine that, a solution that doesn't disenfranchise the population, nor have them pound sand if they need medical treatment. And somehow the "best" country in the world resists at every turn.
 
2012-07-12 11:26:05 AM

KellyX: Hollie Maea: Hollie Maea: SixPaperJoint: Hollie Maea: His candidacy ended this morning, so it's all academic anyway.

Would you be referring to this?

Indeed.

His response so far appears to be "SEC forms are complicated. You wouldn't understand." with a bit of "sure I was the sole owner but I wasn't involved in any way". It's over. He will drop out before the convention.

Just curious, would this really make him ineligible? And who would have to go after him, is it default or would the Justice Department have to do something?


I think someone at the SEC would have to order the investigation. Regardless of how high up the chain the order has to come from, it would be spun by the right as "Obama administration tries to throw opponent in jail." Obama is too smart to allow any hint of something like that. Once that sort of narrative started up, Fox News would never let it go. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama even orders subordinates to back off on investigating before the election in order to avoid it.

The only way Romney goes down for this is if the SuperPACs make enough of a stink about it that it gets real MSM coverage and there's large enough public response that the SEC can't ignore it.
 
2012-07-12 11:30:32 AM

Mrs.Sharpier: There's a historical example for seeking bad press for a campaign speech.

he's now just pandering to racists.


I refuse to believe that Mitt Romney's campaign staff is smart enough to pull off a stunt like that.

My guess is that an intern looked up "black people" on Wikipedia before rearranging the paragraphs in his standard stump speech. Mitt just read the words off the teleprompter, and wasn't expecting boos.
 
2012-07-12 12:01:31 PM
thornhill

karnal: thornhill


Something like 7 million African Americans will gain health insurance through Obamacare, so going in there and joyfully declaring that you're going to repeal it without providing any kind of alternative was a gigantic FU to the audience.

And 20 million will lose the coverage they are now enjoying if Obamacare is implemented. Sounds fair to me.

The non-partisan PolticalFact.com rated that claim as false.



The bill creates a Health Care Exchange to bring private health insurance plans under government control. Any health insurance plan which does not completely rework itself to conform to these regulations will be dropped from the exchange and those insured will have to pick one of the plans in the exchange.

This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.
 
2012-07-12 12:04:20 PM
The Larch

Mrs.Sharpier: There's a historical example for seeking bad press for a campaign speech.

he's now just pandering to racists.

I refuse to believe that Mitt Romney's campaign staff is smart enough to pull off a stunt like that.

My guess is that an intern looked up "black people" on Wikipedia before rearranging the paragraphs in his standard stump speech. Mitt just read the words off the teleprompter, and wasn't expecting boos



Race Monger - just keeping it going.
 
2012-07-12 12:08:55 PM

karnal: This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.


[citation needed]
 
2012-07-12 12:15:06 PM
cameroncrazy1984

karnal: This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.

[citation needed]



Is your Google Finger broken?


/or maybe just up your arse?
 
2012-07-12 12:17:16 PM

LargeCanine: Romney did very well at the NAACP. Democrats have to do something to counter it - like having Pelosi say something inane and risable. Its not like she can hurt her reputation.


What, her reputation as one of the best Speakers of the House we've ever had?

Or is it some alternate reality story from AM radio?
 
2012-07-12 12:30:36 PM

karnal: cameroncrazy1984

karnal: This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.

[citation needed]


Is your Google Finger broken?


/or maybe just up your arse?


So you have no citation then. You could've just said so.
 
2012-07-12 12:44:46 PM

karnal: thornhill

karnal: thornhill


Something like 7 million African Americans will gain health insurance through Obamacare, so going in there and joyfully declaring that you're going to repeal it without providing any kind of alternative was a gigantic FU to the audience.

And 20 million will lose the coverage they are now enjoying if Obamacare is implemented. Sounds fair to me.

The non-partisan PolticalFact.com rated that claim as false.


The bill creates a Health Care Exchange to bring private health insurance plans under government control. Any health insurance plan which does not completely rework itself to conform to these regulations will be dropped from the exchange and those insured will have to pick one of the plans in the exchange.

This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.


Did you even look at the PolitiFact link? I mean, shiat dude. "So the 20 million number Romney cited does come from CBO, and he hedged by saying "up to." But it's the most extreme outcome of the five presented, and it's not the primary estimate.". So, it wasn't "over" and it wasn't "will".

"The CBO provided one extreme estimate that 20 million could lose coverage." would have at least been intellectually honest. Instead, you're a petty partisan douche.
 
2012-07-12 12:48:15 PM

karnal: thornhill

karnal: thornhill


Something like 7 million African Americans will gain health insurance through Obamacare, so going in there and joyfully declaring that you're going to repeal it without providing any kind of alternative was a gigantic FU to the audience.

And 20 million will lose the coverage they are now enjoying if Obamacare is implemented. Sounds fair to me.

The non-partisan PolticalFact.com rated that claim as false.


The bill creates a Health Care Exchange to bring private health insurance plans under government control. Any health insurance plan which does not completely rework itself to conform to these regulations will be dropped from the exchange and those insured will have to pick one of the plans in the exchange.

This is why the Congressional Budget Office determined that over 20 million will lose the coverage.


From PoliticalFact:

Cherry-picking the CBO report

The CBO study was undertaken to estimate the impact of the health care law on the number of people obtaining health care coverage from their employer. CBO came up with a "baseline" estimate -- its best guess. CBO settled on a range of 3 million to 5 million fewer non-elderly people obtaining coverage through their employer each year from 2019 through 2022 than would have been the case before the law was passed...

So where did 20 million come from?

CBO supplemented its "baseline" estimate with four alternative, and wildly divergent, estimates. One resulted in a net gain of 3 million people with employer-sponsored insurance. The other scenarios resulted in a decline of 10 million, a decline of 12 million, and -- here it is -- a decline of 20 million.

So the 20 million number Romney cited does come from CBO, and he hedged by saying "up to." But it's the most extreme outcome of the five presented, and it's not the primary estimate.

Some who "lose" coverage will do so because they find better options

Even beyond the cherry-picking, Romney is wrong to say that 20 million Americans will lose the insurance "that they like and they want to keep."

According to CBO's "baseline" estimates, 3 million people will spurn their employer's offer of insurance and turn instead to another source, such as the health insurance "exchanges" created under the Obama health care law. In many cases, they will do this because they consider the employer's offering to be unaffordable or lacking too many features they need. For these people, it's a stretch to say they will "lose" coverage that they "like," since they are leaving of their own volition for something that suits them better.

Romney also ignores 9 million people who wouldn't have had an employer plan before the Obama law, but who will get employer coverage after passage of the law, perhaps because of the law's mix of subsidies and penalties for employers.

Even people who lose employer insurance involuntarily won't, for the most part, be left without insurance options. They should have access to coverage on the exchanges, perhaps with subsidies.
And depending on their income level, they may have access to Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Plan, which were expanded as part of the law.

Indeed, health care experts say that a big reason why companies may drop coverage is specifically because their employees will have a fallback option on the exchanges that offers guaranteed, subsidized coverage.

It's also important to remember the big picture. CBO projects that, overall, the number of uninsured Americans will drop by 29 million to 31 million due to the law.

Romney acts as if no one ever loses coverage today

As we have previously noted, many Americans lose their current health plan for reasons that have nothing to do with the new law, though figuring out exactly how many is surprisingly tricky.

Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show that, on average, slightly more than 3 percent of employees leave their jobs in any given month. But you don't have to change jobs to see your plan change. Your employer may change insurance carriers, or the insurance carrier may unilaterally modify the terms of your plan.

Our ruling

Romney said that "Obamacare ... means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and they want to keep." That number is cherry-picked, and he's wrong to describe it as only including people who "like" their coverage, since many of those 20 million will be leaving employer coverage voluntarily for better options. Romney also ignores that under the status quo, many more people today "lose" coverage than even the highest, cherry-picked CBO estimate. We rate his statement False.
 
2012-07-12 12:52:02 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Nancy Pelosi believes Romney deliberately got himself booed at NAACP speech, so he could appeal to racists.

He's running against a black guy; he does not need to appeal to racists.


Black people are just as racist as white people, from my experience anyway.
 
2012-07-12 12:55:44 PM
Well, she's not the only one who thinks that. The were discussing pretty much the same thing on Morning Joe this a.m., but used the term "conservatives" instead of "racists".
 
2012-07-12 01:02:52 PM

Alphax: LargeCanine: Romney did very well at the NAACP. Democrats have to do something to counter it - like having Pelosi say something inane and risable. Its not like she can hurt her reputation.

What, her reputation as one of the best Speakers of the House we've ever had?

Or is it some alternate reality story from AM radio?


Yes, that is her reputation. Democrats should definitely keep Pelosi as their House leader.
 
2012-07-12 01:11:48 PM
blog.zap2it.com
If you want a leader who can provide solutions for real problems, like deficits, out of control spending, and finding out exactly who let the dogs out, then I'm your man.
 
2012-07-12 01:18:44 PM

Headso: I agree that he went there to get booed, but it wasn't to appeal to racists, they already got that vote locked up tight. It was about making the flip flop bot appear like he doesn't just say what you want to hear and pissing off the black vote isn't going to lose the romney any votes.


+1

Personally, I think it was the best of both worlds - he gets to show his racist base that he'll gladly stand up to those uppity black folks, and he shows all the moderates that he he doesn't change his position like a pennant in the wind.

I think though, that using that particular issue as the one to take a stand on was a mistake, as I suspect far more moderates, independents and undecideds don;t really have problem with healthcare reform
 
2012-07-12 01:24:23 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Nancy Pelosi believes Romney deliberately got himself booed at NAACP speech, so he could appeal to racists.

He's running against a black guy; he does not need to appeal to racists.


But he does need to get them to the polls.
 
2012-07-12 01:32:53 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: This ascribes a level of sophistication and competence to Romney and his staff heretofore nowhere in evidence.

So, no.

"But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy-more free stuff. But don't forget nothing is really free."


So, "Obamacare" is "free stuff" but also comes along with the "biggest tax increase in history".

Really wish they could form a consistent message.
 
2012-07-12 01:41:42 PM
All of the people that were interviewed from the NAACP convention where he spoke, said they felt obligated to give him a standing ovation for showing up (if you see reactions from the crowd you can see them like "eh, I guess at least this honkey showed up")......there is your answer. He was also booed 3 times, not just the once they kept showing on the talk shows.
 
2012-07-12 01:48:25 PM

genepool lifeboat: cameroncrazy1984: Oddly enough, some people don't drink, smoke, or travel outside the country. HOW WEIRD

Also, not to keep beating on this, but you need to show ID for a lot of other things as well. Prescription medication comes to mind, for one.


genepool lifeboat: Bullshiat, if your doctor has to write a scrip for it and you have to call it in, you have to prove who you are when you pick it up and sign for it


Over the last few decades, I've purchased a variety of prescriptions for every class of legal CDS, including oxycodone, vicodin, alprazolam , clonazepam , methylphenidate, diazepam, and anabolic steroids, among others. I've even picked many of these up that were filled for a person of the opposite sex with a completely different last name.

And not once have I ever been asked for ID. Not once. Not in my main pharmacy, not in my secondary pharmacy, not in the pharmacy that delivers. Not in my home state, nor in a neighboring state after an emergency hospitalization.

Never.

In fact I just asked several of my cow orkers, and their experience is similar - out of 6 people I asked, only two of them had ever been asked for ID. So please, spare us the exclamations of "bullshiat" as if it's the most obvious fact in the world. It isn't. You're wrong
 
2012-07-12 01:52:24 PM

Zalan:
So, "Obamacare" is "free stuff" but also comes along with the "biggest tax increase in history".

Really wish they could form a consistent message.


Free stuff for some, biggest tax increase for others. Along with forced abortions for those who want them, small american flag pins for others.
 
2012-07-12 02:07:06 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: So please, spare us the exclamations of "bullshiat" as if it's the most obvious fact in the world. It isn't. You're wrong


It is amusing to me how hard you are working around my original point.
You clearly come from a place much more lax in pharmaceutical distribution.
HERR DERP YOUR RONG!!!

Now I remember why I usually avoid the Politics tab.
 
2012-07-12 02:18:26 PM
Maybe he sucks at his plans.
 
2012-07-12 02:53:02 PM

genepool lifeboat: Ctrl-Alt-Del: So please, spare us the exclamations of "bullshiat" as if it's the most obvious fact in the world. It isn't. You're wrong

It is amusing to me how hard you are working around my original point.


I wasn't involved in the discussion of your "original point". I simply saw you post something that was complete nonsense as if it were the most obvious fact in the world. Given that you posted it more than once, and the language you used, you seemed quite adamant about it. But as "evidence" or support for your argument, it was facile crap.

Now I remember why I usually avoid the Politics tab.

Because you hate being proved wrong? OK
 
2012-07-12 03:02:07 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Because you hate being proved wrong? OK


lulz
 
2012-07-12 03:09:56 PM
I live near detroit. If you are born in detroit in poverty, you are pretty much farked. You've got a 50% chance to be in poverty your whole freaking life. You are measurably behind by a big margin as early as first grade and it gets worse the further you go. Your chances of success in life or of bridging the education gap between the poor and the rich have been getting worse over the past 30 years. I don't have the statistics for the 50% who do make it out of poverty, but I'm willing to bet there is a pretty big chunk that will just barely hit lower-middle class and get stuck there.

The NAACP cares about the state of poor black people. I'm sure the NAACP would be fine with aiding poor black people via a rising tide that lifts all the boats (or however that goes), but Romney isn't suggesting that. At BEST he's claimed he'll help the middle class. He's flat-out said he doesn't care about the poor, and he fully and frankly admits he'll go after programs that help them because he's called them waste. He claims he will balance the budget while lowering taxes on the rich and is against raising them on anyone, which means a guarantee of less revenue, which means massive cuts.

Nothing he does will help poor black people, or poor white people. Of course the NAACP would boo him, and rightfully so. Either he has such a low opinion of the NAACP that he thought they'd latch onto his one sentence that they were looking at the best president for blacks, or he knew they would boo him, knows his policies are bad for them, and Nancy Pelosi is right.
 
2012-07-12 03:10:59 PM
And now I'll play the race card:
If you think blacks need a smart white man to stand up before them and force-feed them some kind of hard truth about bootstrappiness, you are a farking racist.
 
2012-07-12 07:03:40 PM

SixPaperJoint: Hollie Maea: Hollie Maea: SixPaperJoint: Hollie Maea: His candidacy ended this morning, so it's all academic anyway.

Would you be referring to this?

Indeed.

His response so far appears to be "SEC forms are complicated. You wouldn't understand." with a bit of "sure I was the sole owner but I wasn't involved in any way". It's over. He will drop out before the convention.

At this point, if the dates in the article are correct, I don't see how someone looking down the barrel of a felony charge can stay in the race.

This might be the best RNC ever!


Technically, felony doesn't preclude you from running for nor becoming President. Though it might be awkward if you can't even vote for yourself.
 
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