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2012-09-18 01:14:06 AM  
They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.
 
2012-09-18 01:15:05 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.


Agreed. He was talking to his people. He was comfortable and telling it like it is (to him). This is Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-18 01:15:42 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.


They didn't walk back the Libya comments...
 
2012-09-18 01:16:06 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.


of course, the base is too busy worrying about boys kissing to realise that they're being farked
 
2012-09-18 01:17:09 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Son, I am disappoint.
 
2012-09-18 01:17:28 AM  
Right now the Romney strategists are furiously beaming anti-Muslim films into Egypt and Libya and Indonesia, desperately hoping for a Republican break through on the Arab street.
 
2012-09-18 01:18:00 AM  

Sabyen91: Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.

They didn't walk back the Libya comments...


Which is funny because by the end of last week Romney had the exact same position as the Cairo embassy and the Obama administration.
 
2012-09-18 01:18:13 AM  

mrshowrules: I have to go to bed soon. I thought the video was was epic failure but the press conference video actually is beyond that if possible. I think Obama has a chance to take Texas.


You might even say it's... beyond the impossible.

OF COURSE! With all of Mitt Romney's spinning, he's attempted to become a source of Spiral (or perhaps Anti-Spiral) energy!

HIS IS THE DERP THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!
 
2012-09-18 01:18:43 AM  
The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted
 
2012-09-18 01:18:48 AM  
Damnit my previous comment has caused me to picture Barack Obama piloting Gurren Lagann. It amuses me.
 
2012-09-18 01:19:00 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: Sabyen91: Master of the Flying Guillotine: They're doubling down on this, huh?

I expect him to walk this puppy back by Friday just like last week.

They didn't walk back the Libya comments...

Which is funny because by the end of last week Romney had the exact same position as the Cairo embassy and the Obama administration.


I know. He ended up apologizing to Muslims...oops, I mean saying that movie sucked.
 
2012-09-18 01:20:48 AM  
Screw you "Add Comment" button and sensitive MacBook trackpad.
I'm off to bed.
Night.
 
2012-09-18 01:24:17 AM  

themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.


Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.
 
2012-09-18 01:25:46 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.

Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.


Which makes it worse.
 
2012-09-18 01:26:29 AM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: themeaningoflifeisnot: Sabyen91: The explanation from Romney's camp right now is he was speaking "off the cuff". I am not sure how that is a defense, though.

Off the cuff remarks are usually more revealing of character than prepared and rehearsed statements. I'd say that we just got a glimpse of the real, elitist, hater of the needy that Romney really is.

Either that or he doesn't really feel that way and was just playing to the room.

Next week's video: Romney literally sucking dick for campaign contributions.


I hear Sheldon Adelson likes giving him the angry pirate. I am not saying it is true, it is just what some people are saying.
 
2012-09-18 01:27:21 AM  
The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.
 
2012-09-18 01:31:08 AM  

o5iiawah: o5iiawah: Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.

Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens

Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.

If I pay into a flex healthcare account, I get to use those funds for my healthcare. If I'm a first-time homebuyer, I get down payment assistance, as long as I live in the house for 5 years. In other words, there are ways to govern without being a free flowing teet to the masses. We'll give you something as long you do your part. Tit for tat. It's very effective as a motivating tool.

If a nation wants to be competitive, they better offer free education. Seriously, make your population choose between paying for food or education? Forget being competitive on a world level..

 
2012-09-18 01:35:27 AM  
Well, bye, you lousy f*ckwad.
 
2012-09-18 01:41:46 AM  

sirrerun: The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted


A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum!
 
2012-09-18 01:42:19 AM  

Pinner: sirrerun: The irony here (at least to me) is that this is the Romney Newt Gingrich warned us about 9 months ago.

I had mistakenly assumed that there was a good chance Romney could actually win, and was resigned to accept it. I figured a Romney admin wouldn't be that fundamentally different from Obama's; despite all the constant partisan bickering, the two parties are both beholden to the same big donors and couldn't care less about the rest of us for the most part. The Dems are slightly better at keeping the playing field less tilted

A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum!


What is worse is they are all Bushies.
 
2012-09-18 01:45:01 AM  

semiotix: Who's the Libertarian candidate? His chances at an electoral vote or three just got a lot better.


That'd be Gary Johnson, and I hope you're right. He's easily the second best choice on the ballot.
 
2012-09-18 01:47:02 AM  
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2012-09-18 01:48:24 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.


As a racing fan and Obama supporter...my funny click goes to you, sir. I shall also be giving you a smart click, as well.
 
2012-09-18 01:51:03 AM  

o5iiawah: Aarontology: Yeah, those soldiers and veterans need to shut the f*ck up.

Soldiers and veterans are entitled to healthcare, education and housing.

The Constitution. Read it. You might sound like less of a dipshiat.

beakerxf: and when they provide too much for their citizens

Food, Education, healthcare and Housing are all free in Cuba. It is such a fantastic place that tens of thousands of people try to swim 80+ miles to get the fark away from it.


Government cant "Give" food, healthcare, education or housing without taking the equivalent resources from someone else. When everyone is entitled to receive, nobody produces. When nobody produces, you get Cambodia, the USSR, etc...

Amazing that after 150M dead in the 20th century we still have to debate this.


...and defense. Don't forget that we're not entitled to the military defense, If we wanted to be serious about it, we'd require the 2 year of service that other countries require and we'd have a much smaller R&D budget.

Don't want to get blown up by a terrorist? It's up to you.
 
2012-09-18 01:53:18 AM  

InmanRoshi: People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-18 01:54:09 AM  

Clutch2013: shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.

As a racing fan and Obama supporter...my funny click goes to you, sir. I shall also be giving you a smart click, as well.



And a 'smart' click to you, sir!
 
2012-09-18 01:54:31 AM  
That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?
 
2012-09-18 01:55:18 AM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: InmanRoshi: People just think they've seen race baiting and dog whistle blowing up to this point, but they haven't seen anything yet. Mitt can't walk this back, so he's got no choice but to tall all in and clarify that when he points to "them" he doesn't mean Granny Myrtle getting her social security check, he means THEM. THEM coming to get YOURS. And he's going to spend a few hundred million or so in ads to drive home this clarification.

[i.imgur.com image 800x494]


That cat is huge. He is going to whoop that dog.
 
2012-09-18 02:00:59 AM  
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2012-09-18 02:01:13 AM  

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


Yup. And in a few years the neighborhood boys will be getting all up in that girls pussy, she'll get pregnant and apply for food stamps.
 
2012-09-18 02:01:15 AM  
I have read this whole thread. Epic.

About the size of this story: Romney's Egyptian embassy screwup was entertaining, but I don't think many swing voters paid much attention to the details. The tax returns are a bit bigger, but still not a big deal to the undecideds (even though it should be).

This one might be different. It sure appears that blood is in the water. The 10pm EST press conference is the political equivalent of a four alarm fire, and there's no denying that on the very day the campaign was changing course they're suddenly back on defensive in a major way. And this is no minor PR headache; it appears now to be the biggest of the campaign to date. Nothing starts a media firestorm like the words "secret video."

It will barely hurt him with his base, but the undecideds might be a little put off. Romney might still be able to survive, but he better hope like hell that there's nothing worse coming out on the full tape tomorrow. If there is, that might be it for him... and we're still two weeks away from the first debate! Unbelievable.

Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.

Who knew the Occupy Wall Street crowd were right all this time?
 
2012-09-18 02:01:35 AM  

Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?


And don't get me started on the fact the girl is into white pussy!
 
2012-09-18 02:02:45 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Who knew the Occupy Wall Street crowd were right all this time?



Well... a lot of us, actually.
 
2012-09-18 02:03:45 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: The best part about this is that Obama is nowhere near it. Mitt just went and did it to himself. Sure, Dems behind-the-scenes helped get it some media attention, but this wasn't the result of an attack made by Obama.

To put it into words that the GOP base can understand: This is like racing in NASCAR, and looking over and seeing your biggest competitor dump a can of gasoline on himself and light the entire pit row on fire while you head into the final lap.


I like this. GOP analogies.

This is like when a woman gets married to a guy, but finds out at the altar that it's really another woman, so it was actually a gay marriage. And then the woman you accidentally gay married has an abortion on the altar and shot puts the bloody fetus into the crowd.
 
2012-09-18 02:03:57 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.


He has been hinting at it all along but it is different when he flat out comes out and says it.
 
2012-09-18 02:05:54 AM  


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A Romney administration would be pretty Mormon. Bob Bennett, Mike Leavitt, Jason Chaffetz, a few Mormon business leaders thrown in and you've got yourself a White House Quorum, baby!
 
2012-09-18 02:06:27 AM  

GhostFish: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

You don't think they're moving items into the house, do you? 

That's a looting truck. Welcome to Obama's America.


That dude is going to love Heineken.

Pinner: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

Yup. And in a few years the neighborhood boys will be getting all up in that girls pussy, she'll get pregnant and apply for food stamps.


At least she will get a Cadillac out of the deal.

Shrugging Atlas: Sabyen91: That boy on the left stole the baseball glove, didn't he?

And don't get me started on the fact the girl is into white pussy!


This one...hmm, how racist and offensive can I get...Damn, that is a fat white pussy. Typical.
 
2012-09-18 02:08:15 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: It will barely hurt him with his base,


I see your point here, and I think you are right but there's something else at play here.

While his comments won't scare off his base...the fact this is the latest event to make him look more likely to lose in November than ever will start to scare them off.

People will stay home if the guy is a complete turnoff and is clearly going to lose on Election Day. Will that matter in Oklahoma? No. But it could make a HUGE difference in states with close downticket House or Senate races.

So again, while I see your point I think you're going to start seeing a critical mass with these comments where people who would otherwise vote for the Republican nominee just says, "Fark it."

My dad finally got there recently. He won't be voting for Romney, and is more than likely not going to vote at all because he's that discouraged, especially when his downticket Republican candidate is Todd Farking Akin. My dad stays home, and that's a straight ticket 'R' ballot kicked to the curb.
 
2012-09-18 02:09:13 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Romney wasn't my choice, but up until today, I didn't actually think of him as a bad person. Now he seems like a complete and utter creep.


This is what I was attempting to say upthread.
But you phrased it much more elegantly.
 
2012-09-18 02:10:06 AM  
It's the absolute disgust and disdain he has for half the country he hopes to lead.
 
2012-09-18 02:11:14 AM  
Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.
 
2012-09-18 02:12:49 AM  

cloud_van_dame: Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.


and dogs.
 
2012-09-18 02:14:56 AM  

Pinner: cloud_van_dame: Apparently he dislikes the elderly and war veterans.

and dogs.


His contempt for old military dogs knows no bounds.
 
2012-09-18 02:15:20 AM  
Everything else aside, it is utterly amazing that Rmoney apparently gets up in front of his donors and admits that 47% of the population won't vote for him. Quite the sell there Mittens! Where do I donate?
 
2012-09-18 02:19:52 AM  

balloot: Everything else aside, it is utterly amazing that Rmoney apparently gets up in front of his donors and admits that 47% of the population won't vote for him. Quite the sell there Mittens! Where do I donate?


What is sillier is he admitted he is competing for voters that voted Obama in 2008 and then called Obama voters...losers.
 
2012-09-18 02:20:20 AM  

propasaurus: It's the absolute disgust and disdain he has for half the country he hopes to lead.


It's even worse than that. He thinks that even the most basic social safety net of food and housing are unreasonable demands from a parasitic underclass. Taken at face value, Mitt Romney believes that children should die of starvation rather than become self-styled victims, dependent on big government food assistance. These are his own terrifying words.
 
2012-09-18 02:22:04 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: The 10pm EST press conference is the political equivalent of a four alarm fire


Shoots first, aims later.

Twice in one week he can't show restraint. Even ignoring the content, his handling of these issues is damaging.
 
2012-09-18 02:28:36 AM  
The odd thing about this and Akin's "women don't get pregnant from rape" comments, is initially I thought "well, duh, Republicans have been saying this shat for years. How does this change anything?" Yet apparently it does.

"We won't let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers" and blatant lie after lie doesn't hurt Republicans. I guess they only get in trouble when they tell the truth.
 
2012-09-18 02:28:54 AM  
A rare candid statement from Romney. He truly despises most Americans. A smug, arrogant elitist.
 
2012-09-18 02:28:58 AM  

o5iiawah: mainstreet62: You're keeping closer to 75% of your paycheck, probably more. Don't be obtuse.

Social security takes 15% right off the top, so I'm not quite sure where 75 comes in.


SS AND Medicare max out at 7.65%, from your paycheck. Less if you're over $110K. So, as I had to explain to someone else last week:

If you're paying that much per check, I suggest you look into your W4's as withholding too much (that you, you know, get back in the spring as a REFUND check) here: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator (I hew as close as possible to actual amount due since I don't believe in refunds as forced, non-interest *savings*). Personally, being OK enough above the *median* income, my last actual fed rate on gross after standard deduction and tax floor (no mortgage for me to deduct, no child under 17 any more for a credit, etc. . . basically, a gold ol' plain vanilla 1040A / EZ if childless) for me and a teenager was just microscopically short of 10%. Then there's the FICA for SS and Medicare -- which is only 7.65% at MAX (6.2 and 1.45 respectively) that reduces to 4.2 and 1.45 somewhere below $100K and eliminates SS altogether at $110K annual gross -- which is what ACTUALLY supports those programs. Whatever else you're paying (to state and local taxes also) does not support those programs. And since the current top fed rate is only 35%, even w/ FICA it's *impossible* to pay the feds 40%. And btw, anything you're paying for your share of health insurance or to a 401K (etc.) doesn't count as *tax* for what you *keep* from your check . . . just in case that's part of what you're counting toward the final net total.

Jebus you're obnoxious and willfully obtuse.
 
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