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2012-09-18 09:10:10 PM  

Ed Finnerty: shower_in_my_socks: r1chard3: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x454]

and here's where those shiftless no good lazy good for nuthin 47% live

As I said yesterday: Mitt just insulted the GOP base, but they're too misinformed to realize it. 

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It reminds me of that old guy Alexandra Pelosi interviewed who was railing about people on welfare when a woman off-camera pointed out that he was on food stamps and he very indignantly pointed out that he was different than those other welfare mooches "because I aint got no one for me."
 
2012-09-18 09:10:17 PM  
Maddow just said he could have said it more elegantly...with a top hat and monocle.
 
2012-09-18 09:10:35 PM  
So aside from the two-question press conference last night, has the Romney camp released anything more today? I haven't seen it. Kind of seems like a more fleshed out response is warranted.
 
2012-09-18 09:10:47 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: /there's a reason they hide it behind magic underwear


mittromneycentral.com
"It has to be magic to contain this much awesomeness."
 
2012-09-18 09:10:59 PM  
wealth redistribution:
http://www.irs.gov/uac/The-American-Recovery-and-Reinvestment-Act-of- 2 009:-Information-Center

you get more $$ in your tax refund than you had withheld

"IMHO, what made this country is opportunity, and the fact that if you work hard your background does not matter

Sounds like something Obama would say."

I agree with President Obama, but his policies do not reflect that philosophy.
 
2012-09-18 09:12:30 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: cr7pilot: Yes, clearly I'm the idiot here...

If it comes down to your ditzy acquaintance being able to have food stamps or Kim Kardashian being able to afford some more lip injections, I'm going to side with your ditzy acquaintance every time. Hopefully Obamacare allows her to pick up some health insurance while she bounces around those entry level jobs.


I didn't realize I was endorsing Kim Kardashian getting lip injections. My point was that she (my acquaintance) somehow thinks that voting Obama means Kardashian pays for her food stamps and voting Romney means Kardashian gets more rings. In an extremely general way, that may be true. If she would take a break from watching the Kardashians and Toddler with Tiaras and Jersey Shore and get a job, I'd be more sympathetic. But that's not her MO. She continually finds excuses for not working while wondering why she's not getting more.

I fully support her getting assistance; I just don't support her attitude of entitlement. That was my only point in my original post: These people do exist and they do vote. I'm not defending Romney at all. I'm just saying it's not entirely untrue.
 
2012-09-18 09:12:45 PM  

cloud_van_dame: coco ebert: I don't think so. I think Romney's voters will pretty much support him no matter what. I don't think it will gain him independent voters but it won't lose him many either. However, it may fire up the Obama base who need to turn out to vote in November.

Romney being a disgusting pig is making me more inclined to vote for Obama and less inclined to vote third party.

/isidewith says i side with Gary Johnson, in 2008 I got the crazy old guy from Alaska


Yeah, since I'm in NJ (not a swing state) I thought of voting a protest vote for the Green Party, but like you, Romney's making me like Obama more!
 
2012-09-18 09:13:37 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I am still left curious and frustrated as to why it took a month for the website media to address the video. The TV media is understandable, they're hesitant to report anything substantial and only do when pressured by actual news on the internet or foreign TV.
It even had a Fark thread, although buried in video tab 
WTF, world?


I'm sure it has already been clarified but just in case, nobody was willing to champion the video until they could confirm it was legit and not a hacked together edit job a la Project Veritas. That's right: even places like Daily Kos weren't pushing this one until they could authenticate it. It turns out the original guy did do some funny business with the silver spoon quote, so it's for the best that this was verified first.
 
2012-09-18 09:13:44 PM  
Newsflash: People on welfare often pay taxes, yes, even federal taxes. Also newsflash: Uber-rich people and companies often pay ZERO federal taxes.

It's amazing the right wingers simpleton mentality in all of this. Their platform has devolved to:

I got mine, you're trying to take all mine, so screw you, whomever you are.

Such massive stupidity and ignorance on the right.
 
2012-09-18 09:13:57 PM  

Delay: Nice to see you back again, Tall Boy

But, now that you are here, I think there is some work for you to do. Do you have anything that you could put in pictures that would represent what you think about Mr. Romney. Seriously. I would love to see that. All the best, Delay.


I've never done a pure Romney thread. Hmmm...
 
2012-09-18 09:14:11 PM  

cr7pilot: propasaurus: cr7pilot: At first I was thinking that this was a really stupid thing to say, and it was, but as always, the truth hurts. Unfortunately, those people are out there. One of my facebook acquaintances posts:

"Obama better win his next term. I can't handle a rich snobby Republican running the country, not to mention raising our taxes and jacking our foodstamps while Kim Kardashian can get some more lip injections and 75k rings."

She obviously has a keen understanding of politics and economy. She's also never held a job for more than two months and frequently complains about how she cant get more meds for her ailment of the week. I'm pretty sure she's a registered voter.

Clearly I need new friends...

I'd say your friends need new friends.

Yes, clearly I'm the idiot here...


Well, SHE didn't throw YOU out as an object of potential ridicule to a legion of Farkers.
 
2012-09-18 09:14:28 PM  

djkutch: Uchiha_Cycliste: djkutch: Uchiha_Cycliste: I love Romney, it's like he's going out of his way to make sure all of the attacks used against Obama in the '08 election are invalid this time around. You can't take Mitt seriously if he says Obama is an out of touch elitist. Mitt can't say that Obama has done nothing with his time in office, while knowing HCR was based on Mass. You can't possibly say he's weak on foreign policy, in fact he can't bring it up at all because all he has done is piss off other nations. Any possible (and obviously fallacious) comments about his religion have to be avoided because that opens the door on questions about being Mormon and where his loyalties lie. God I want the debates to start soon. Granted Obama could win just by letting Romney talk for both their turns, but it'd be nice to see an active offense as well.
God Bless you Mitt, you out-of-touch, money grubbing, un-reliable asshole. The democrats have never looked so good and they had PAlin to help last time.

For the debates, I see two scenarios: 1) Mitt whips out his dick 2) Mitt doesn't show up

It seems to be his only options at this point.


No, he must show up to the first one. Otherwise there's no point in the others as it's practically forfeiting the election. His only choice is to answer the questions with exactly the party line talking points, refuse to be goaded or answer any questions from OBama, inject no personality into the debates. He has a hair of a chance if he becomes the recital robot we remember him being before he turned out to be such an utter cocksicle.

I made this point in a redlit thread and a Farker opined that Ann may have an MS flare up just before the first debate. I'd be happy for them to bring Rafalca in on the debate floor it would help them struggle through.



No, the Obama Campaign should use something like that to show what an asshole Romney is. He should say that there are millions of other people that suffer just like his wife, and Romney wants to take away their ability for them to take care of themselves medically. Romney and his wife might be rich, but most of those sufferers aren't and I gave them a chance at receiving health care. My opponent has first hand knowledge of how damaging disease can be to someone and he STILL wants to take away their health care. How inhumane can you get? And before you say I should be using his wife to make a point, I'll say neither should he have tried to first.
 
2012-09-18 09:15:23 PM  

CapHuff: wealth redistribution:
http://www.irs.gov/uac/The-American-Recovery-and-Reinvestment-Act-of- 2 009:-Information-Center

you get more $$ in your tax refund than you had withheld

"IMHO, what made this country is opportunity, and the fact that if you work hard your background does not matter

Sounds like something Obama would say."

I agree with President Obama, but his policies do not reflect that philosophy.

BOTH SIDES ARE BAD VOTE REPUBLICAN!
 
2012-09-18 09:15:45 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: ACK! Did he get the same banhammer as me? If so, ox45tallboy I apologize as it was my doing. I take responsibility for being an asshat last week.


No, I just took the weekend off to watch the Braves clean house on the Natinals [sic] and the Falcons take apart Peyton. I needed some time away from here.
 
2012-09-18 09:18:17 PM  

ox45tallboy: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: /there's a reason they hide it behind magic underwear

[mittromneycentral.com image 260x320]
"It has to be magic to contain this much awesomeness."


Thanks, but I believe I'm hearing the motivational speaker in the men's toilet right now.
 
2012-09-18 09:18:46 PM  

cr7pilot: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: cr7pilot: Yes, clearly I'm the idiot here...

If it comes down to your ditzy acquaintance being able to have food stamps or Kim Kardashian being able to afford some more lip injections, I'm going to side with your ditzy acquaintance every time. Hopefully Obamacare allows her to pick up some health insurance while she bounces around those entry level jobs.

I didn't realize I was endorsing Kim Kardashian getting lip injections. My point was that she (my acquaintance) somehow thinks that voting Obama means Kardashian pays for her food stamps and voting Romney means Kardashian gets more rings. In an extremely general way, that may be true. If she would take a break from watching the Kardashians and Toddler with Tiaras and Jersey Shore and get a job, I'd be more sympathetic. But that's not her MO. She continually finds excuses for not working while wondering why she's not getting more.

I fully support her getting assistance; I just don't support her attitude of entitlement. That was my only point in my original post: These people do exist and they do vote. I'm not defending Romney at all. I'm just saying it's not entirely untrue.


See, the thing is that your acquaintance is being influenced by Kim Kardashian who is the epitome of trickle down economics. Someone peed on her and then everyone made money!

/laughing with you
 
2012-09-18 09:18:52 PM  

KushanMadman: cr7pilot: propasaurus: cr7pilot: At first I was thinking that this was a really stupid thing to say, and it was, but as always, the truth hurts. Unfortunately, those people are out there. One of my facebook acquaintances posts:

"Obama better win his next term. I can't handle a rich snobby Republican running the country, not to mention raising our taxes and jacking our foodstamps while Kim Kardashian can get some more lip injections and 75k rings."

She obviously has a keen understanding of politics and economy. She's also never held a job for more than two months and frequently complains about how she cant get more meds for her ailment of the week. I'm pretty sure she's a registered voter.

Clearly I need new friends...

I'd say your friends need new friends.

Yes, clearly I'm the idiot here...

Well, SHE didn't throw YOU out as an object of potential ridicule to a legion of Farkers.


True. I've been around Fark long enough to know what I'm getting into by putting anything on here. She knows that I think. I know what she thinks. We're OK with that.
 
2012-09-18 09:19:27 PM  

Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]


Those southern states who take all the Federal money and don't pay federal taxes would be a good start to cut out.

Worth reposting:

cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2012-09-18 09:20:49 PM  
Romneyd right in the boobies!
 
2012-09-18 09:20:52 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: No, the Obama Campaign should use something like that to show what an asshole Romney is. He should say that there are millions of other people that suffer just like his wife, and Romney wants to take away their ability for them to take care of themselves medically. Romney and his wife might be rich, but most of those sufferers aren't and I gave them a chance at receiving health care. My opponent has first hand knowledge of how damaging disease can be to someone and he STILL wants to take away their health care. How inhumane can you get? And before you say I should be using his wife to make a point, I'll say neither should he have tried to first.


I always wonder about parents that want to send their precious snowflakes to school with a bunch of other kids that don't get their vaccines and can't afford to go to the doctor when they're sick. Or that don't learn about birth control and STD's.
 
2012-09-18 09:21:12 PM  
I dream of an America where we are all dependent on the government. fark those rich bastards! Oh....wait a minute.....if we are all on the teat, who pays the taxes......
 
2012-09-18 09:22:10 PM  

djkutch: I made this point in a redlit thread and a Farker opined that Ann may have an MS flare up just before the first debate. I'd be happy for them to bring Rafalca in on the debate floor it would help them struggle through.


Leave the horse out of this. She seems like a nice horse.
 
2012-09-18 09:22:13 PM  

ox45tallboy: No, I just took the weekend off to watch the Braves clean house on the Natinals [sic] and the Falcons take apart Peyton. I needed some time away from here.


Whew! I took my medicine for my wrong doings, it didn't occur to me others may have been put in timeout with me till they said you were missing. I would have felt very retarded had someone been banned with me.
 
2012-09-18 09:23:47 PM  

cr7pilot: I didn't realize I was endorsing Kim Kardashian getting lip injections. My point was that she (my acquaintance) somehow thinks that voting Obama means Kardashian pays for her food stamps and voting Romney means Kardashian gets more rings. In an extremely general way, that may be true. If she would take a break from watching the Kardashians and Toddler with Tiaras and Jersey Shore and get a job, I'd be more sympathetic. But that's not her MO. She continually finds excuses for not working while wondering why she's not getting more.


It wasn't apparent from your quote that she thought voting for Obama meant that Kim Kardashian would be paying for her food stamps. Granted she seemed kind of dopey, but she seemed to catch the general drift of taxes up and benefits down versus the rich paying like 3% higher taxes on the top marginal rate.
 
2012-09-18 09:24:22 PM  

Delay: Thanks, but I believe I'm hearing the motivational speaker in the men's toilet right now.


www.peevepile.com
"You can make that movement! You see yourself doing it! You believe in yourself grabbing that T.P. when your done, rolling it around your hand, and wiping like you're PROUD OF IT!"
 
2012-09-18 09:25:17 PM  
I've never understood this stereotype that poor folks all vote Democratic. I live in rural South Dakota, and most of the "God Bless America" / "Where's the Birth Certificate?" / "Romney 2012" / etc. posts on my Facebook wall come from folks who I know are not terribly well-off.

One of the biggest birthers on my feed is a former classmate of mine who is on food stamps and has four children with another one on the way, so you would think (given the stereotypes) that she would be voting Democratic all the way in order to keep the gravy train coming. However, she's also married to a man who is more armed than the octopus at the Chernobyl aquarium, so a lot of her posts are paranoid delusions about how Obama is going to take away their guns.

I know, I know -- the plural of "anecdote" is not "data". However, the assumption that any group of people vote as a monolithic whole seems overly simplistic and far too convenient for my tastes.
 
2012-09-18 09:25:21 PM  

Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]


i.imgur.com

To be fair, I may have gone over 47%.
 
2012-09-18 09:25:23 PM  
Oh shiat, not enough electoral votes for you, Mitt. You must feel terrible for you.

i723.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 09:25:47 PM  

Propain_az: I dream of an America where we are all dependent on the government. fark those rich bastards! Oh....wait a minute.....if we are all on the teat, who pays the taxes......


That would be people that pay taxes.

I'm pretty sure this could all be cleared up if only Mitt would release his tax returns. A tradition his dear old dad started.

/btw, Mitt's granddad or great grandad (I forget who fled the U.S. for religious freedom) was married to something like 12 women. At least they weren't turtles.
 
2012-09-18 09:26:09 PM  

johnnyrocket: Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]

Those southern states who take all the Federal money and don't pay federal taxes would be a good start to cut out.

Worth reposting:

[cdn.theatlantic.com image 615x454]


I think there needs to be a national incentive to figure out what the fark is going on in those red states. And I'm not kidding here. What can be done to fix it? Are the people there happy with the situation? Why are the all linked geographically?

Like I said, I'm not kidding. I know the CSA jokes write themselves, but I'd like an honest assessment of just what the fark is happening to cause that. I think the US as a whole would benefit from the knowledge.
 
2012-09-18 09:26:16 PM  

cloud_van_dame: Leave the horse out of this. She seems like a nice horse.


www.surebetracingnews.com
"Hyuk, hyuk!"
 
2012-09-18 09:27:02 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]

[i.imgur.com image 800x800]

To be fair, I may have gone over 47%.


You!
/shakes tiny fist
 
2012-09-18 09:27:46 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Romneyd right in the boobies!


That's gotta hurt.
 
2012-09-18 09:28:03 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: Weaver95: feeding people is apparently an 'entitlement' now. that's mind boggling. look, even if you want to believe that you've got a moral right to starve people to death in order to save yourself a few bucks come tax day, you still have to admit that letting people die of starvation is REALLY BAD for maintaining social order. people tend to fight against a slow death while watching some rich fat white guy roll by stuffing his face with a double bacon cheeseburger and a nice chianti.

That's the one line that drives me screen-punching insane. That one line from the same cock sucking asshole who has a tax deduction for a DRESSAGE HORSE.

1. Health Care
2. Food
3. Housing

These are things for which we should strive as a nation to not have shortages of in 21st century America. I'm not going to say it's possible, but it should be the goal of this country and it's people to provide these things in whatever ways that can be managed.

The fact people die because of lack of food, shelter, or health care should be an outrage to any candidate wishing to lead this country. Those people shouldn't be grouped together and declared beyond help because you're policies do nothing but dick them over and they won't vote for you as a result.

I say this in complete honesty: I farking hate Mitt Romney. I hate him personally. I hate what he stands for. I hate his attitude towards people of all walks of life. I straight up hate the man, and I hope he fails in such an embarassing fashion he won't even be able to fill Sarah Palin's spot as a guest speaker on Fox when this is all said and done.


What I can't understand is how these people don't realize that every person feels they are entitled to those three things. Without those things, we die. When it comes down to it, people will do anything to stay alive, and when the option is severely beating someone for their wallet and risking the legal consequences, or starving to death, every last one of us would choose the former. Same goes for shelter. People, just like animals will literally kill for shelter, because we need it to survive.

I make pretty good money, and I believe a large part of that was because of my work ethic and all that jazz. However, I'm not conceited enough to say I did it without help and without some luck. I'm certainly not stupid enough to want those who are less fortunate to see their options as being to either die on the first cold night this autumn or murder me for my coat. I'd absolutely rather pay into social programs to help them stay in reasonable condition, and to help them get out of their situation and become better off. Of course some people will abuse that, but that's part of the game.

America, where the rich are too poor and the poor got it too good.

/fark Romney
 
2012-09-18 09:28:25 PM  

CapHuff: wealth redistribution:
http://www.irs.gov/uac/The-American-Recovery-and-Reinvestment-Act-of- 2 009:-Information-Center

you get more $$ in your tax refund than you had withheld

"IMHO, what made this country is opportunity, and the fact that if you work hard your background does not matter

Sounds like something Obama would say."

I agree with President Obama, but his policies do not reflect that philosophy.


Oh, you were serious! When I got to the point "and he wasn't even a Kenyan" I thought you were joking.

Anyhow, wealth distribution happens. If somebody has nothing, you can watch him die or give him something. Giving him something is redistribution of wealth. Virtually all wealth redistribution is for kids or medical care. Ronald Reagan made the decision that the poor shouldn't be left to die in the streets, and I think we're a better country for that. As for wealth distribution to poor kids, I think it can be shown that it's a money saver in the long run. Healthy, well-educated kids are far more valuable to the economy as adults than kids who are sick from disease or malnutrition, and are illiterate.

Outside of kids and hospitals, wealth distribution doesn't happen. Rich people pay more tax because they have more money. Everybody above near-poverty level pays about 15% (except Romney, apparently). We do need to get more revenue simply to cover military costs. How would you propose we get it?
 
2012-09-18 09:29:21 PM  

CapHuff: I'm an old guy. I am a Republican. I don't care if you disagree with me. I like to argue politics with open minded people. I haven't been on this site for quite a while. There used to be a lot of back and forth. Now it seems to be the mirror of a right-wing freeper site. That is too bad. I am voting against President Obama's attempt to serve two terms because I do not believe it is in America's best interest to have the government redistribute wealth. IMHO, what made this country is opportunity, and the fact that if you work hard your background does not matter. The failed policies of FDR and LBJ have not helped the poor, just the opposite. I do not believe that anyone should be receiving a tax refund for more tax than they had withheld. The government is not your Daddy. I have five kids, not a lot of money to go around. Once my kids grew up, they took care of themselves. They are not counting on the government or Daddy. Whatever - if you gotta hate, hate the opposing candidate. But don't hate people just because you disagree with them. I voted against this guy, but he got elected. He sucks at his job, in my opinion, but I don't hate him. I didn't even hate Jimmy Carter, who was worse than this guy, and he wasn't even a Kenyan! I did hate Clinton for a while when it was clear he was a liar, but I also hated Nixon when it was clear he was a liar so I have no guilt about that. You guys laugh at the idiotic mindless froth ITA, but in my reading of the comments in this thread, I see no real difference.

When all is said and done, a flourishing economy is what will make things better. President Obama has failed to improve the economy. While increasing the national debt by going on 5 trillion dollars. His predecessor was a total boob. His opponent is a total nerd. If there is anything your generation should understand, it is that the really nerdy guys (admission: poster is an engineer) but the nerdy guys know how to fix things. President is and has been ...


Well, as a middle aged white guy, I wish you'd reconsider. And get your information from sources other than right wing media. There is ample evidence that the Republican style of government, e.g. tax cuts without paying for existing services, is why we are right now in somewhat of a hole. On the other hand, the stock market has doubled since Obama took office, erasing the smoking crater Bush left it in and helping things get going again. Unemployment is a "lagging indicator" but is inching down, and despite the right wing's attempts to undermine all the sentient policy Obama and his people have been implementing, things are headed in the right direction after absolute panic as Bush was leaving office.

Don't let an avalanche of facts get in the way of your so called sane rational approach though.

Also, go eff yourself you sanctimonious dishwad, this is FARK. A wall of words without evidence just proves you're a gasbag without bothering to cite sources.
 
2012-09-18 09:29:41 PM  

Nem Wan: Sock Ruh Tease: Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]

[i.imgur.com image 800x800]

To be fair, I may have gone over 47%.

You!
/shakes tiny fist


To your credit, you seem to have actually made an effort to cut along the lines.
 
2012-09-18 09:30:00 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: cr7pilot: I didn't realize I was endorsing Kim Kardashian getting lip injections. My point was that she (my acquaintance) somehow thinks that voting Obama means Kardashian pays for her food stamps and voting Romney means Kardashian gets more rings. In an extremely general way, that may be true. If she would take a break from watching the Kardashians and Toddler with Tiaras and Jersey Shore and get a job, I'd be more sympathetic. But that's not her MO. She continually finds excuses for not working while wondering why she's not getting more.

It wasn't apparent from your quote that she thought voting for Obama meant that Kim Kardashian would be paying for her food stamps. Granted she seemed kind of dopey, but she seemed to catch the general drift of taxes up and benefits down versus the rich paying like 3% higher taxes on the top marginal rate.


Fair enough. I realize this quote alone may not paint the fulll picture I have in my head from her other rants. I just felt like it summarized her "Someone got theirs, where's mine?" attitude. Obviously it's an over-simplification, but I think we all probably know a few of these people.
 
2012-09-18 09:30:10 PM  

GAT_00: impaler: mrshowrules: Still, government data suggest that those who are most likely to pay no income tax are those who have very low incomes and are the youngest and oldest segments of society*. Recent Gallup Daily tracking data show Romney in fact has significant support among these segments: those with the lowest incomes, the young, the old, and the older voters who have low incomes.

*or have children. If you're single person who works full-time, without kids, and rents an apartment, you're part of the "53%."

Here's how ridiculous Romney's statement was:

[growlersoftware.com image 800x568]

Not to mention the tax credit for being married, tax credits for paying off student loans, charity donations, unreimbursed medical expenses - all of which are common for middle income families.


Yes, and the medical expenses one has helped get a decent refund (that went to pay off those same medical expenses). I'm not ashamed to admit that, either.

I give up trying to understand our country's politics anymore. Seems like anything tht might actually be important, be it education, medicine, livable wages, etc. Is off the ballot, and abortions, marriage, whether women can vote and blacks count as equal people are in.
 
2012-09-18 09:31:36 PM  

Nadie_AZ: James!: I think that if Romney had said these same things in front of the Republican Convention it wouldn't have been half as controversial.  Or at least people would be quicker on the defense.

I'm watching it, now. It is not as damning as some were suggesting. This isn't campaign ending. It is just more wood on the fire in bringing it down.


It's pretty bad. Mainly because it reinforces all the existing negative views of Romney (i.e. shows him as a rich sneering plutocrat who hates poor people--he literally says there is no way they will ever learn to "take responsibility" for their lives--and lies to the public).

In addition, its pretty revealing for how unpresidential this guy is. I mean he literally says that is mid-east peace plan is to "kick the can down the road" and hope some future president can fix it. Talk about leadership!
 
2012-09-18 09:31:37 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Dust: Obama just posted this to his Facebook:

[i49.tinypic.com image 800x800]

[i.imgur.com image 800x800]

To be fair, I may have gone over 47%.


Nem Wan: Oh shiat, not enough electoral votes for you, Mitt. You must feel terrible for you.

[i723.photobucket.com image 800x800]


This line of argument is asinine. He was obviously talking about those that matter as far as him obtaining votes.

Those parasites that benefit from the entitlement mentality of the dems aren't going to be voting for someone who doesn't feel that they are entitled to a house simply because they were born.

There are better arguments against him than this intentionally misleading nonsense.
 
2012-09-18 09:32:06 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: I think there needs to be a national incentive to figure out what the fark is going on in those red states. And I'm not kidding here. What can be done to fix it? Are the people there happy with the situation? Why are the all linked geographically?


Here you go:

img.ehowcdn.com

blog.duchessstrollins.com

youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com
 
2012-09-18 09:32:08 PM  

Propain_az: I dream of an America where we are all dependent on the government. fark those rich bastards! Oh....wait a minute.....if we are all on the teat, who pays the taxes......


Will not need taxes, or payroll, or currency for that mater. We will work for the gov't, and divide resources equally. How do you think a communist utopia is supposed to work?

Oh wait, you're being facetious. I get it now.


/rolls eyes
 
2012-09-18 09:33:54 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: We do need to get more revenue simply to cover military costs.


s3-ak.buzzfed.com
 
2012-09-18 09:34:49 PM  
In a sign that members of his party fear the political fallout, Linda McMahon, a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, put out a statement distancing herself from Romney's stated position.

"I disagree with Governor Romney's insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care," McMahon said in the statement. "I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be. People today are struggling because the government has failed to keep America competitive, failed to support job creators, and failed to get our economy back on track."


Link

I wonder who is next.
 
2012-09-18 09:34:52 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Watching this makes me look forward to the debates. He knows the details and has strong viewpoints.


Romney's only "strong viewpoint" is that he REALLY REALLY REALLY wants to be president.

He has given no details on how he would make the economy recover at a faster pace than Obama's policies have done. He's supposedly an expert on the details...but apparently thinks the electorate doesn't need to hear them.

Pretty much every one of his "viewpoints" can't quite be considered "strong" because they've changed at least once (and in many cases, multiple times) between 1994 and 2012, depending on what group he was pandering to at the time.

"I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose."
"I never really called myself pro-choice."

"I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it."
"Roe v. Wade has gone too far."

"I will work and fight for stem cell research."
"In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise."

"It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam."
"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there."

"Those... paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship."
"Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country."

"Based on the number"I'm a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering."s of American Muslims... I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified."
"A person should not be elected because of his faith nor should he be rejected because of his faith."

"I'm not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts."
"Social Security's the easiest and that's because you can give people a personal account."

"I would like to have campaign spending limits."
"The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations."

"I supported the assault weapon ban."
"I don't support any gun control legislation."

"I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero."
"It's a tax cut for fat cats."

"These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress."
"Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore."

"I don't line up with the NRA."
"I'm a member of the [NRA]."

"If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation."
"I like mandates. The mandates work."
"I think it's unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front."

"I'm a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering."
"I changed my position."
 
2012-09-18 09:36:03 PM  

Bill Frist: In addition, its pretty revealing for how unpresidential this guy is. I mean he literally says that is mid-east peace plan is to "kick the can down the road" and hope some future president can fix it. Talk about leadership!


Short of "I will follow Israel into a war that leads to the eradication of Palestine and all that would come to its defense" or "Israel, it's been real, but you're on your own," nobody in the Oval Office can do jack-all about the Middle East. My list of complaints about Romney is long and varied, but being honest about the Gordian Knot that is the Middle East isn't one of them.
 
2012-09-18 09:36:51 PM  
Ron Paul...
 
2012-09-18 09:38:44 PM  
It's about time the country club and the trailer park parted company.
They are not natural allies.
 
2012-09-18 09:38:45 PM  

Nome de Plume: Ron Paul...


And a fine Ron Paul to you.
 
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