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(AP)   Romney's CEO style pissed off Massachusetts lawmakers. Okay, so that is one reason to vote for him   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 24
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2012-08-02 11:13:42 AM
If you read the article, it seems he only pissed off Massachusetts Democrats. Imagine that.

Oh, and in case you didn't stick with it until the end, there is this gem:

"My son said that having Sen. Kennedy and me together like this on this stage behind the same piece of landmark legislation will help slow global warming," Romney joked to Kennedy, who was instrumental in shepherding the bill through the Legislature. "That's because hell has frozen over."

"My son said something, too," Kennedy retorted. "When Kennedy and Romney support a piece of legislation, usually one of them hasn't read it."


Ted had his faults, but I do miss him.
 
2012-08-02 11:21:45 AM
"My son said that having Sen. Kennedy and me together like this on this stage behind the same piece of landmark legislation will help slow global warming," Romney joked to Kennedy, who was instrumental in shepherding the bill through the Legislature. "That's because hell has frozen over."


Alas, poor Bapp! I knew him, Ted: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
 
2012-08-02 11:27:02 AM
"The reason I presume you would make sure if you're not going to make something public, you in effect don't make it public. By having computers with that information on it, why would you make it public?"

thecable.foreignpolicy.com
 
2012-08-02 02:15:22 PM
No, it's not.

You can't run a country like a company.
 
2012-08-02 02:17:59 PM
Romney almost ran the state into the ground. Our infrastructure is falling apart due to his negligence of taking money out or the budget in places where ill effects were not immediately seen, then hitting the recession. He set back the state university by about a decade from cuts to funding, even though they add in 5 billion to state GDP every year.

He is the CEO president. Hell rape the company (country) and bail before the shell game falls apart. Then badmouth you from his yacht.
 
2012-08-02 02:19:20 PM
Because we should always support wealthy businessmen over duly elected officials.
 
2012-08-02 02:20:57 PM

TyrantII: He is the CEO president. Hell rape the company (country) and bail before the shell game falls apart. Then badmouth you from his yacht.


Kinda like Bain, eh?
 
2012-08-02 02:25:03 PM
Ah, the linchpin that's been missing from the Romney campaign. Vote for him and stick it to dem libs har har har. Disregard your house being picked up by a reinvestment firm at a low rate after you're evicted, with no job opportunities other than 3 cents a day in the salt mines, but you sure showed them stupid libz, who think they're better than you!


And the GOP base is farking stupid enough to follow through.
 
2012-08-02 02:31:08 PM

TyrantII: He set back the state university by about a decade from cuts to funding, even though they add in 5 billion to state GDP every year.


and thats the thing- he was a private equity guy. they don't know how to build actual value. all they know how to do is to make strategic cuts to make a short term profit. they don't know how to grow something for a long term future, and they don't care.
 
2012-08-02 02:43:10 PM
"Let's elect a businessman! He'll know how to cut costs and save the country money! Look at his company! Their stock price is through the roof and he cut expenditures to almost nothing!"

12 months later...

"Man, what the hell happened to that company? They subcontracted and downsized everybody, and they're closing down their last plant on this continent! Their stock price is in the toilet! I bet this is their union's fault!"
 
2012-08-02 02:44:50 PM
Sort of a prick version of Mr. Smith goes to Washington
 
2012-08-02 02:52:02 PM
"he did work with Democrats to pass the state's health care overhaul"

RINO!
 
2012-08-02 03:31:53 PM
Now, we are getting to the real point about this CEO as our commander-in-chief. It's just not going to work.

The CEO is THE boss. People do what he says. As long as the company makes money, the board goes along with what he says. If you get on his bad side, you get fired. CEO dictates the direction of the company. He decides where to spend the money. He decides what to spend the money on. He decides where to invest the money. None of that applies to being President of the United States.

In fact, trying to run the country like a CEO runs his company is probably the worst way one could ever go about the job of President of the US.


Don't like what Congress did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the Supreme Court did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like the governors and state legislatures defying your agenda? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the American people think? Too bad, they ARE your boss.

It's amazing Romney never gets a question fired his way about how he expects to run the country like a CEO would when he controls none of the other branches of government.

How the American public is stupid enough to believe a good CEO would make a good President is mind boggling. The jobs require completely different skills.
 
2012-08-02 03:57:44 PM
whitman00: Now, we are getting to the real point about this CEO as our commander-in-chief. It's just not going to work.

The CEO is THE boss. People do what he says. As long as the company makes money, the board goes along with what he says. If you get on his bad side, you get fired. CEO dictates the direction of the company. He decides where to spend the money. He decides what to spend the money on. He decides where to invest the money. None of that applies to being President of the United States.

In fact, trying to run the country like a CEO runs his company is probably the worst way one could ever go about the job of President of the US.

Don't like what Congress did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the Supreme Court did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like the governors and state legislatures defying your agenda? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the American people think? Too bad, they ARE your boss.

It's amazing Romney never gets a question fired his way about how he expects to run the country like a CEO would when he controls none of the other branches of government.

How the American public is stupid enough to believe a good CEO would make a good President is mind boggling. The jobs require completely different skills.


cause potato
 
2012-08-02 04:02:13 PM

TyrantII: Romney almost ran the state into the ground. Our infrastructure is falling apart due to his negligence of taking money out or the budget in places where ill effects were not immediately seen, then hitting the recession. He set back the state university by about a decade from cuts to funding, even though they add in 5 billion to state GDP every year.

He is the CEO president. Hell rape the company (country) and bail before the shell game falls apart. Then badmouth you from his yacht.


That's the feeling I get from most people around here, except, of course, from those who read the Boston Herald.
 
2012-08-02 04:02:46 PM

whitman00:
How the American public is stupid enough to believe a good CEO would make a good President is mind boggling. The jobs require completely different skills.


See my comment up-thread. Americans believe that business man automatically translates to, "good with money."

Ever since the 90s the US has become more and more debt-obsessed even though nothing gets done about it. It's the GOP's favorite talking point since Perot used it to split the ticket in '92. "Oh right, we're conservatives! We're supposed to be about saving money, herpa derpa..."

Even though nobody gave a flying f*ck about the deficit during the Cold War, the GOP's favorite war, but whatever. I digress.

Sometime in the '90s the idea of business man = good politician, even though those are two different jobs requiring very different kinds of expertise, got into the heads of many Americans, thanks to right wing media. It bothers Americans that most politicians are lawyers, even though being a lawyer gives you the skills needed to make, interpret and enforce very complex laws. So have a business man, who pays lawyers to know the laws, in charge. He'll cut the deficit. He'll figure out how to make government "work," or in other words, "make us money."

This lacks total understanding of what government even is. It's not a business. It doesn't exist to make money. Sure it literally makes money by printing it, but it's duy is not to enter into trade and make a profit. Yet the glorification of the business man, from the long-suffering "small business owner" whom every politician must appease these days, to the CEO, who because of his wealth means he's morally better than the rest of us, has helped erode Americans' own knowledge of civics.
 
2012-08-02 04:44:23 PM
FL Gov Rick Scott laughs at these shenanigans.

A) Get Tea Party support, B) crush any opposition, then C) spread the spoils around.

/profit

//Mwa-ha-ha!
 
2012-08-02 04:53:53 PM

Tor_Eckman: If you read the article, it seems he only pissed off Massachusetts Democrats. Imagine that.

Oh, and in case you didn't stick with it until the end, there is this gem:

"My son said that having Sen. Kennedy and me together like this on this stage behind the same piece of landmark legislation will help slow global warming," Romney joked to Kennedy, who was instrumental in shepherding the bill through the Legislature. "That's because hell has frozen over."

"My son said something, too," Kennedy retorted. "When Kennedy and Romney support a piece of legislation, usually one of them hasn't read it."

Ted had his faults, but I do miss him.


That's all that's IN Massachusetts, isnt' it?
 
2012-08-02 05:37:58 PM
Gyrfalcon:

That's all that's IN Massachusetts, isnt' it?


Largest group of voters in MA is unenrolled. GOP is 11% and dropping.

You realize why when they open their mouths and find out they think adopting the platform and politics of teabaggers in Mississippi is good politics for MA. The state party is a joke, and getting worse. I'd say it's almost a cult.

Every now and then someone will out of the blue run as a Republican on the Governor ticket, but usually they'll distance themselves from the party, which if they've worked well with Beacon Hill is enough.

I'm surprised Obama isn't putting Romneys own 2002 campaign words on loop in deep red states to suppress the vote. The guy's own words from 2002 would make him left of Barney Frank today for deep red states. I bet they're waiting for October for that fun.
 
2012-08-02 05:45:40 PM

Gyrfalcon: Tor_Eckman: If you read the article, it seems he only pissed off Massachusetts Democrats. Imagine that.

Oh, and in case you didn't stick with it until the end, there is this gem:

"My son said that having Sen. Kennedy and me together like this on this stage behind the same piece of landmark legislation will help slow global warming," Romney joked to Kennedy, who was instrumental in shepherding the bill through the Legislature. "That's because hell has frozen over."

"My son said something, too," Kennedy retorted. "When Kennedy and Romney support a piece of legislation, usually one of them hasn't read it."

Ted had his faults, but I do miss him.

That's all that's IN Massachusetts, isnt' it?


Naw, they've got Playgirl models too.
 
2012-08-02 06:37:34 PM

Wyalt Derp: "he did work with Democrats to pass the state's health care overhaul"

RINO!


Yep, when the debates happen later this year, anytime Romney refers to all the successes he had as governor of MA Obama should praise him for his great work on RomneyCare (and his work on gun restrictions too).
 
2012-08-02 06:37:49 PM

TyrantII: Gyrfalcon:

That's all that's IN Massachusetts, isnt' it?

Largest group of voters in MA is unenrolled. GOP is 11% and dropping.

You realize why when they open their mouths and find out they think adopting the platform and politics of teabaggers in Mississippi is good politics for MA. The state party is a joke, and getting worse. I'd say it's almost a cult.

Every now and then someone will out of the blue run as a Republican on the Governor ticket, but usually they'll distance themselves from the party, which if they've worked well with Beacon Hill is enough.

I'm surprised Obama isn't putting Romneys own 2002 campaign words on loop in deep red states to suppress the vote. The guy's own words from 2002 would make him left of Barney Frank today for deep red states. I bet they're waiting for October for that fun.


I'm so not.
 
2012-08-02 07:54:17 PM

TyrantII: whitman00: Now, we are getting to the real point about this CEO as our commander-in-chief. It's just not going to work.

The CEO is THE boss. People do what he says. As long as the company makes money, the board goes along with what he says. If you get on his bad side, you get fired. CEO dictates the direction of the company. He decides where to spend the money. He decides what to spend the money on. He decides where to invest the money. None of that applies to being President of the United States.

In fact, trying to run the country like a CEO runs his company is probably the worst way one could ever go about the job of President of the US.

Don't like what Congress did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the Supreme Court did? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like the governors and state legislatures defying your agenda? Too bad, they don't care and you aren't their boss.
Don't like what the American people think? Too bad, they ARE your boss.

It's amazing Romney never gets a question fired his way about how he expects to run the country like a CEO would when he controls none of the other branches of government.

How the American public is stupid enough to believe a good CEO would make a good President is mind boggling. The jobs require completely different skills.

cause potato


Grrrr. I just went into my kitchen and punched a potato.

/Right between the eyes.
 
2012-08-03 08:21:07 AM
How exactly can you run a state like a CEO when your legislature has a veto proof majority? That is a pretty weak ass CEO, or a delusional Governor just checked he vetoed over 800 pieces of legislation about 95% were overturned. Also, when he was Governor the entire state pretty much knew he took the job as a springboard for something else he spent 211 days out of Mass in 06 alone. I still can't figure out why we elected so many Republican govs. OK I mean Weld was all sorts of awesome sauce but it ended there.
 
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