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2012-07-19 03:21:58 PM
The little people.
 
2012-07-19 03:26:24 PM
Wow, GOP. How do you keep finding candidates who open their mouths only to switch feet?
 
2012-07-19 03:28:50 PM
Ahh ha ha ha this just gets better and better. That's actually a quote! Holy crap.

Paraphrasing what someone in another thread said a few days ago, once you think the trainwreck is over, another boxcar comes flying over the top of the pile-up.

These are people who have lived all their lives in a rarified bubble, and for the first time in decades, they are being exposed to what they obviously consider the rabble they have decided they are now entitled to govern. And they have absolutely no idea how to talk to us. It's glaring, and its stark to everyone but them, and they simply can't understand why they are being hammered by all this scrutiny by the plebian masses.

They've had decades of conditioning as demigods, and there is absolutely no way they are going to learn how to talk to the people in the 3 or 4 months they have to learn. But it will be fun to watch.
 
2012-07-19 03:32:55 PM
I actually feel like I need to know quite a bit more about Mitt's personal financial history. In fact, all of this condescension and evasiveness is just further stoking that feeling.

What is in there that is potentially so damaging that his campaign is willing to take the beating they have taken recently (and will continue to take) rather than just releasing the stupid returns?
 
2012-07-19 03:34:00 PM
You go, Lovey
 
2012-07-19 03:35:30 PM
"Look, plebes, this is what you get, so suck it up. Why are we having a vote anyway? I mean, my husband is obviously the best person for the job, look at how well he's done in business. Well, I mean, don't look to closely, just glance at him from over there, you'll get the idea. Okay, that's settled then, is my Mittens President yet? Hello?"
 
2012-07-19 03:42:37 PM
"You know, you should really look at where Mitt has led his life, and where he's been financially," she said in her interview with Robin Roberts.

If only there was a way to see where Mitt has been financially the last 10 years...
 
2012-07-19 03:45:13 PM
Every time you see or hear any member of the Romney camp say it's not necessary for him to disclose his tax returns, remember that John McCain saw several years worth of his tax returns in '08, and thought Palin was the better choice for VP. Sarah farking Palin. Torquemada with Tits, Spiro T. Agnew in a skirt, Caribou Barbie. That crazy heifer.
 
2012-07-19 03:45:50 PM

GleeUnit: I actually feel like I need to know quite a bit more about Mitt's personal financial history. In fact, all of this condescension and evasiveness is just further stoking that feeling.

What is in there that is potentially so damaging that his campaign is willing to take the beating they have taken recently (and will continue to take) rather than just releasing the stupid returns?


I'm wondering if he was part of that general amnesty given to tax evaders with Swiss bank accounts a couple of years ago.

It's hard to be anti-amnesty anything when you've benefited from one. ;)
 
2012-07-19 03:46:38 PM
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2012-07-19 03:47:03 PM
What do *you* mean "You people"?
 
2012-07-19 03:48:45 PM
She does this stuff and then they complain about how she/family is "off-limits" to criticism from the other side. I suppose attacks from the Dems are actually redundant.
 
2012-07-19 03:51:31 PM
*watches actual clip*

Wait, she not only said that, but said it to Robin Roberts, an African-American lady. FFFFUUUUUU!

Also, I'm so f*cking sick of the argument in America that giving to charity absolves people of having to abide by a more moral social contract or you know, just pay their fair share of taxes. I've never heard this justification given anywhere else. First of all, charity should refer to helping the poor or the needy, not adding another billion to a university endowment or arts council (though I think those institutions are important as well). Second, we don't all get to choose where our tax dollars go. I certainly don't want to fund our military industrial complex, but do you see me complaining about taxes? No, because I abide by the general social contract that tax revenue is needed to fund things we need, like infrastructure, public safety, and education. Stop diverting your money to pet projects (that are TAX deductible by the way), and implement a fairer tax code instead so we don't need charity in the first place!
 
2012-07-19 03:55:31 PM
She's going to make a very endearing First Lady. If that happens of course.
 
2012-07-19 03:57:13 PM
Also, it should be noted, that the fact the Romney's tithe 10% of their income to the Mormon church every year is NOT charity. It's a REQUIREMENT. Giving to charity is deciding to go through your closet and giving all the clothes that don't fit you anymore to Goodwill, or working at a soup kitchen over the holidays to help feed the homeless, or helping clean a city park/playground so kids have some place to play, rather than running the streets. Charity is more than just money; it's time, it's passion, it's commitment.

If your invisible sky wizard demands you give 10% of your money to the Church every year, that's not charity. You're not giving of your own free will, you're giving because it's required of you. Charity is not required.

So fark them for calling it "charity." It's like paying Homeowner's Association dues.
 
2012-07-19 03:57:18 PM

GleeUnit: I actually feel like I need to know quite a bit more about Mitt's personal financial history


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2012-07-19 03:58:37 PM
Dear America,

Class exists in this country.
The Romneys believe they are in the highest class of people.
In an Aristocratic worldview, you are meant to serve them, not work along side them.
And you will never be their equal.
 
2012-07-19 04:04:04 PM
Yeah, she just doesn't get the whole politics thing
 
2012-07-19 04:04:08 PM
The trouble with the Romneys is, not only would they not drink a beer with us, they'd damn us to hell for drinking the beer alone.
 
2012-07-19 04:05:10 PM
Is it really generosity when that 10% is demanded by LDS?

And, while I realize Ann probably wasn't calling for the release of Obama's birth certificate, the reasoning for not releasing the tax forms sure does seem hypocritical.

Scrutiny, like taxes, are for the little people it seems.
 
2012-07-19 04:08:20 PM
She needs to get off her high horse. The one she used to deduct $77000 in medical expenses.
 
2012-07-19 04:11:04 PM
WHERE TAX RETURNS WHE
 
2012-07-19 04:12:00 PM
Sounds like someone needs another Cadillac and her meds.
 
2012-07-19 04:14:07 PM
If Obama can release his long form birf cert, Rmoney can release his long form 1040.
 
2012-07-19 04:19:45 PM

MorrisBird: The trouble with the Romneys is, not only would they not drink a beer with us, they'd damn us to hell for drinking the beer alone.


The Romneys sampled beers as wayward teens. But, never again.
 
2012-07-19 04:20:15 PM
She's probably just tired of being haunted by the ghost of her Father-in-Law.

Though her MS may well leave her prone to being tired easily. It's a really tragic disease.
 
2012-07-19 04:20:19 PM
Did she at least wear a shirt that cost under $1,000 to the interview?
 
2012-07-19 04:21:39 PM

abb3w: She's probably just tired of being haunted by the ghost of her Father-in-Law.

Though her MS may well leave her prone to being tired easily. It's a really tragic disease.


It wasn't her father-in-law, it was her father that had the posthumous baptism. Her father-in-law was George Romney, who was very much a Mormon.
 
2012-07-19 04:24:31 PM

Ed Finnerty: Sounds like someone needs another Cadillac and her meds dancing horse.

 
2012-07-19 04:26:45 PM
I really hope she gets mad and tells us to stop making fun of her pet.
 
2012-07-19 04:30:59 PM
I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.
 
2012-07-19 04:31:07 PM
It's looking more and more like the Romneys were completely unprepared for campaigning.
 
2012-07-19 04:31:45 PM
Presidential pets

Check out the list of Presidential Pets. Lots have owned horses, and Calvin Coolidge had an entire zoo.
 
2012-07-19 04:32:36 PM

LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.


I say it all the time. I think she meant the "media hounds". But I bet you she was thinking "liberal media."
 
2012-07-19 04:33:14 PM

vernonFL: Presidential pets

Check out the list of Presidential Pets. Lots have owned horses, and Calvin Coolidge had an entire zoo.


So did Teddy Roosevelt. Except they were all dead.
 
2012-07-19 04:36:13 PM

LRA61380: I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.


She means whoever wants to know what she considers to be privileged information. So I'm guessing that's a pretty large swath of the American People.
 
2012-07-19 04:36:33 PM

Diogenes: It's looking more and more like the Romneys were completely unprepared for campaigning.


Which is weird, because that's all they've been doing since 2007.

You'd think they would have gotten better at it.
 
2012-07-19 04:38:40 PM

vernonFL: Did she at least wear a shirt that cost under $1,000 to the interview?


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2012-07-19 04:44:28 PM

vernonFL: Presidential pets

Check out the list of Presidential Pets. Lots have owned horses, and Calvin Coolidge had an entire zoo.


well... um.. thanks for the information? Now, about those tax returns. If you want people to judge you based on your financial experience, it would be helpful to know how you've conducted yourself financially...
 
2012-07-19 04:45:19 PM
Yeah, when I heard her say the "you people" line I did a bit of a double take.
 
2012-07-19 04:46:42 PM

what_now: Diogenes: It's looking more and more like the Romneys were completely unprepared for campaigning.

Which is weird, because that's all they've been doing since 2007.

You'd think they would have gotten better at it.


He never got this far at the national level. And I honestly believe he thought it would be a cake walk. Not simply due to his arrogance (though he has that in spades) but because he overestimated the influence of the poor economy and the peoples' desire to fire Obama. I can't totally blame him for the latter - things are pretty shiatty. What I do blame him for is not being better prepared in the event it didn't turn out to be the cake walk he anticipated.

His problem now is that he's not adapting the new reality that he can't just assume the office without resistance. Campaign is flat-footed as hell.
 
2012-07-19 04:48:29 PM
"Why Ann Romney. What a vision you are in your fine dress. It must have taken a dozen slaves a dozen days to get you into that getup. 'Course your daddy tells me it takes the space of a schoolboy's wink to get you out of it again. Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people."
 
2012-07-19 04:48:34 PM

LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.


I concur. It's pretty clear in context that who she's talking about, and what she said is retarded, but this is almost as stupid as the "end of quote" non-fiasco.
 
2012-07-19 04:49:36 PM
"He's a very generous person. We give 10 percent of our income to our church every year."

As far as I can tell, most of that money is used to build Mormon churches and support thousands of people who run around the world trying to annoy other people into becoming Mormons.

That's a funny definition of "charity". LDS is not Bill Gates. They take in $5-7B annually in tithes, and refuse to disclose how it is spent.
 
2012-07-19 04:51:39 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: "Why Ann Romney. What a vision you are in your fine dress. It must have taken a dozen slaves a dozen days to get you into that getup. 'Course your daddy tells me it takes the space of a schoolboy's wink to get you out of it again. Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people."


I'm with that guy. And basically the entire series. Awesome.
 
2012-07-19 04:51:54 PM

ignatius_crumbcake: "Why Ann Romney. What a vision you are in your fine dress. It must have taken a dozen slaves a dozen days to get you into that getup. 'Course your daddy tells me it takes the space of a schoolboy's wink to get you out of it again. Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people."


Ha! I just watched that yesterday!
 
2012-07-19 04:59:26 PM

Diogenes: LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.

I say it all the time. I think she meant the "media hounds". But I bet you she was thinking "liberal media."


Problem is, when you are speaking as part of the campaign for the highest office in the nation, you have to watch your tongue. She said that in anger and did not think, at all, about how it would come off or could be construed as a slight against the American people on the whole.

I suspect we'll see a lot of this from her, and from Mitt Romeny himself. If I learned anything from the primary debates, it's that Mitt does not like to be questioned, and if he gives an answer, he does not like to be challenged. He was on the border of unleashing his anger a few times in primary season, I suspect something will set him off and it will be the defining moment of his campaign. It will make Howard Dean's "yeah!!!" speech look like absolute child's play.
 
2012-07-19 05:02:05 PM

serpent_sky: Diogenes: LRA61380: I completely disagree with everything she had to say (about not releasing taxes), but I kind of feel like the "you people" thing is being blown out of proportion a bit. I'm guessing "you people" means either the media or the people who are attacking her husband. I don't think she meant the American people as a whole.

I say it all the time. I think she meant the "media hounds". But I bet you she was thinking "liberal media."

Problem is, when you are speaking as part of the campaign for the highest office in the nation, you have to watch your tongue. She said that in anger and did not think, at all, about how it would come off or could be construed as a slight against the American people on the whole.

I suspect we'll see a lot of this from her, and from Mitt Romeny himself. If I learned anything from the primary debates, it's that Mitt does not like to be questioned, and if he gives an answer, he does not like to be challenged. He was on the border of unleashing his anger a few times in primary season, I suspect something will set him off and it will be the defining moment of his campaign. It will make Howard Dean's "yeah!!!" speech look like absolute child's play.


I can't say I disagree at all with what you said. I don't think she had ill-will per se (just testy as hell, like hubby), but you're right. Bush league performances from both of them.

Pun intended?
 
2012-07-19 05:03:36 PM
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2012-07-19 05:05:58 PM

vernonFL: Presidential pets

Check out the list of Presidential Pets. Lots have owned horses, and Calvin Coolidge had an entire zoo.


John Adams
Juno, Mark, and Satan - Dogs [5]

That's awesome, John.
 
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