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(Politico)   GOP to Romney: You're so vague, we prominently think your stance is now past due   (politico.com) divider line 203
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2012-09-11 05:07:17 PM  
Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.
 
2012-09-11 05:13:42 PM  
The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.
 
2012-09-11 05:53:43 PM  
The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".
 
2012-09-11 05:57:02 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.


On top of that, anyone in their right mind should fear "the far right", unless you're a billionaire set on destroying America, of course. And I'm sure that as out of touch as Romney is, he doesn't want to destroy America.
 
2012-09-11 05:58:45 PM  
Following his advice to college students, Mitt Romney will ask Britain for money.
 
2012-09-11 06:00:04 PM  

Masterstuff: Following his advice to college students, Mitt Romney will ask Britain for money.


After the LIBOR scandal I wouldn't count on them for awhile yet.
 
2012-09-11 06:09:57 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".


You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?
 
2012-09-11 07:55:09 PM  

King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?


You must be at least as half drunk as I am.

Have another rum and soda on me.
 
2012-09-11 08:08:24 PM  
This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

ic.pics.livejournal.com
 
2012-09-11 08:15:16 PM  
Read headline like Carly Simon singing "Your're So Vain"

Now i'm just confused.
 
2012-09-11 08:16:36 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: King Something: Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".

You're so wrong, I bet you think this post is about you.
You're so vain, I bet you think this thread is about you, don't you?

You must be at least as half drunk as I am.

Have another rum and soda on me.


Is it possible for this thread to both Epic and a Trainwreck at the same time?
 
2012-09-11 08:19:57 PM  
Whar Tax Returns, Whar!
 
2012-09-11 08:22:07 PM  
You're so vague...you probably think the nom is about you.
 
2012-09-11 08:23:08 PM  
Solid gold, subby.

Marcus Aurelius: The problem is that the headline should read "past due now, due now, due now", and not "now past due".


How about:
We prominently think your stance is now past due, It's now due, now due

I think we can all agree "You're so vague," is a go.
 
2012-09-11 08:39:54 PM  
Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.
 
2012-09-11 08:40:54 PM  
♪♫ I'll bet you think this country's about you / don't you / don't youuuuu ♪♫♪
 
2012-09-11 08:47:48 PM  

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


I think this is the best one so far this election.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:17 PM  
So...

Romney's chief campaign strategist is David Geffen?
 
2012-09-11 08:48:23 PM  

Serious Black: The problem is that if Mitt Romney starts filling in the details to his various plans, he's going to alienate either the base or the middle, if not both at the same time.


Nah, he would have to justify his concepts, and sell us on his ideas. His budget plan would have to be an actual plan, with finite steps to achieve his final totals. He doesn't really seem like the kind of person with the patience to try. I'm curious at this point; did companies just let him and Bain come in based on his reputation? Then, he crushed them into fine exported dollars and domestic debt.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:52 PM  

Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.


Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.
 
2012-09-11 08:48:56 PM  

Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.


It's the far right's last gasp as the dominant force in the GOP, and Ailes knows it.

That's what this entire election is really about, and it's a good thing for America.
 
2012-09-11 08:49:15 PM  
Actually, I honestly think if Romney takes this advice he will do worse. I guess one can make the argument that it looks like he is not going to win so he has to "change the dynamic".
 
2012-09-11 08:50:25 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful voice in conservative media with The Wall Street Journal and Fox News under his control, said on Twitter that "Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream...To win, Romney must open big tent to sympathetic families. Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

So the Far Right has nowhere else to go? Well ... bye.


Translation: All you teabagger morons will serve your purpose and vote for our guy, even though we're not even gonna keep up the facade that he stands for you. Now go vote Romney, because we told you, dumbasses.
 
2012-09-11 08:51:45 PM  
Practical strategy in a nut shell: "Stop fearing far right, which has nowhere else to go."

Except for Southern Evangelicals that consider Mormons worse than Catholics.

Mittens is boned.
 
2012-09-11 08:51:49 PM  
Glad it wasn't just me...
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-11 08:52:41 PM  

Corvus: Actually, I honestly think if Romney takes this advice he will do worse. I guess one can make the argument that it looks like he is not going to win so he has to "change the dynamic".


Error 404: dynamic not found.
 
2012-09-11 08:52:55 PM  

SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]


That is awesome
 
2012-09-11 08:53:47 PM  
When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.
 
2012-09-11 08:54:26 PM  
LOL, if even your own sponsors can't picture what their candidate actually stands for, you've got trouble. He's flip-flopped so hard and so often that you could probably hold a debate between Romney(now()) and Romney(now() - 7 days) and have continually conflicting statements erupt from said discussion.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-11 08:54:47 PM  

neenerist: Mugato: Everyone knows that Romney is going to lose and his compatriots are jumping the sinking ship.

Some wonk on conservative AM radio was droning on last night about the GOP's catastrophic shift to the left started by Reagan, begging Mittens to turn back the clock and embrace purity. Turn it back to when, I have no idea.


Well, they do have a point. Reagan was pretty leftist compared to some of the louder republicans. Enormous deficit spending, higher taxes (true he was big on trickle down but in practice, nothing like Dubya), "palling around with terrorists", somewhat liberal on socialist issues, at least for the time. You know the Republicans have gone full retard when they start shiatting on Reagan for being too leftist.
 
2012-09-11 08:55:59 PM  
The far right has no where else to go, but they can stay...home, that is. I am not sure if Romney suddenly came out with a very centrist "big tent" programme at this late stage it would convince a whole lot of people, he has a big credibility amongst all but the GOP base (and probably with most of them, not that it will affect their vote).
 
2012-09-11 08:56:05 PM  

MFAWG: It's the far right's last gasp as the dominant force in the GOP, and Ailes knows it.


You honestly believe that? The GOP is in thrall to the far right and will be for the next decade at least. Only when old morons die off and whitey morons get further outbred will the GOP lurch back toward the center. And in the mean time, Republicans, abetted by cretinous Democrats, will continue eviscerating the welfare state to give more money to rich people.
 
2012-09-11 08:57:08 PM  

FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.


Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.
 
2012-09-11 08:57:27 PM  
He doesn't need wonky policy and facts. He's running on his personality and sense of warmth.
 
2012-09-11 08:58:09 PM  

FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.


He may think that the best plan is to unveil his policy positions during the debate, so that Obama will be so stunned by the magnitude of stupid he witnessed that he will be unable to respond. With no ready rebuttal, Obama will be declared the loser, and Mitt Romney will ride the rest of the campaign to an easy victory....
 
2012-09-11 08:59:04 PM  
I forget the punchline, but your mother's a whore.
 
2012-09-11 08:59:12 PM  
ftfa:
Romney must draw clear line: offer specific path to restore American dream

I love it. An Aussie homunculus who lives in England, lecturing a magic underwear-sporting cyborg about the American dream. Does this strike anyone else as.....Dada-esque?
 
2012-09-11 08:59:23 PM  

incendi: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

He may think that the best plan is to unveil his policy positions during the debate, so that Obama will be so stunned by the magnitude of stupid he witnessed that he will be unable to respond. With no ready rebuttal, Obama will be declared the loser, and Mitt Romney will ride the rest of the campaign to an easy victory....


*ahem*
 
2012-09-11 08:59:34 PM  

Wookie Milson: Glad it wasn't just me...
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encrypted-tbn0.google.com
 
2012-09-11 08:59:44 PM  
I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.
 
2012-09-11 09:01:26 PM  
I worry abut his specifics. I was listening to a stump speech of his the other day. One of his five main points was. making sure that America's workers are highly trained (ok, good thing, training and education, awesome) but his plan to better train American workers was to stop the training programs Obama had put into place....
 
2012-09-11 09:01:34 PM  
Romney 2012, no promises.
 
2012-09-11 09:04:45 PM  
Grow the economy... energy independence... a thousand points of light...
 
2012-09-11 09:05:39 PM  

Corvus: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

I think this is the best one so far this election.


SnakeLee: SilentStrider: This seems a good enough place to debut this in what will hopefully be a greenlit thread.

[ic.pics.livejournal.com image 421x635]

That is awesome


Thanks both.
 
2012-09-11 09:07:42 PM  

snowshovel: I worry abut his specifics. I was listening to a stump speech of his the other day. One of his five main points was. making sure that America's workers are highly trained (ok, good thing, training and education, awesome) but his plan to better train American workers was to stop the training programs Obama had put into place....


Huge tax breaks didn't stimulate the economy, so we need huge tax breaks to stimulate the economy.
 
2012-09-11 09:08:05 PM  

InmanRoshi: I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.


Except he never really ran a company other than Bain Capital, which required no marketing and was basically like a lamprey eel, he'd attach Bain to some sad sack company with cheap stock, saddle it with debt and suck its guts out. If the company somehow survived, awesome, more food. If not, discard the carcass and move on.
 
2012-09-11 09:08:29 PM  

InmanRoshi: I don't even consider Romney a flip-flopper, he's just a business man. He's trying to sell a widget, Romney The President. You change your marketing and advertising accordingly to your targeted consumer base. There's no higher principles or beliefs involved here. He's fighting giving specifics the same reason Hormel fights food labeling. No widget maker wants you to know there's lips and arseholes in the bologna.


That's why the skill set in being a businessman has nothing to do with leading a country. I'm not even convinced he's that great a businessman. You start out with a shiatton of money and make yourself a shiatton more technically makes you successful but I'm not really impressed.
 
2012-09-11 09:10:41 PM  
Does he not have any policy specifics or just too scared to tell us about them?
 
2012-09-11 09:10:53 PM  

Nadie_AZ: FooDog: When it comes to the debates there is really little room for unspecified, generic policy fluff. If Romney doesn't own up to real plans reg at least fiscal policy, taxation policy, economic growth by then he's lost. You cannot win by whining and not offer alternatives. It'll be his 'put the campaign on pause because of Lehman Brothers' moment.

Perhaps what he is trying to do is save his 'content' for the debates. That is how he thinks he'll catch Obama off guard. Obama may say something about his vague tax plan to which he'll spew numbers and data to catch Obama off guard and score some points.


This is what I was thinking, maybe he's waiting till the debates in hopes he will catch obama off guard.. it could work.
 
2012-09-11 09:11:30 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Huge tax breaks didn't stimulate the economy, so we need huge tax breaks to stimulate the economy.


The reason the economy crashed was not because of the tax breaks. The reason the economy crashed was because of the corporate deregulation, which Romney....also supports...where was I?

Oh yeah well the tax breaks didn't hurt the economy, other than saddling future generations with trillions of deficit and debt. Jeez. It's kind of...yeahhhh....

So anyway, I don't know why Romney can't take a stance on anything.
 
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