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(CBS News)   Romney: Corporations are People, Teachers Not So Much   (cbsnews.com) divider line 181
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2012-09-25 03:14:54 PM  
FTFA:

He later added that "we simply can't have" elected officials who have received large contributions from teachers sitting across from them at the bargaining table "supposedly" to represent the interests of children. "I think it's a mistake," Romney said. "I think we have to get the money out of the teachers unions going into campaigns. It's the wrong way for us to go. We've got to separate that."

Funny, I say the same thing about corporations and I'm called a socialist.
 
2012-09-25 03:18:46 PM  
Okay, if you're going to do that, you also have to limit donations from everyone that deals with the federal government in any way.
 
2012-09-25 03:20:08 PM  
"I don't believe it for a minute," Romney said. "I know something about polls and I know you can ask questions to get any answer you want."

"Now, if you'll look at these polls, they will all scientifically show that Obama is teh sux. That's not me saying it. It's science."
 
2012-09-25 03:23:13 PM  
If that f*ckwit was any more of a tool he'd have CRAFTSMAN tattooed on his ass
 
2012-09-25 03:25:04 PM  
Says the hypocritical asshole who raked in $6 million from a fundraiser in Beverly Hills this past weekend.

FTA: "Tom Tellefsen, a major bundler and chairman of the candidate's California Finance Committee, tried to reassure donors as he introduced Romney to about 1,500 people who paid up to $50,000 to see the candidate speak at the Beverly Hilton Hotel."

What an arrogant prick. Fark him.
 
2012-09-25 03:28:36 PM  
Oh, they're still people to Mitt, just the wrong kind of people.
 
2012-09-25 03:29:27 PM  
That article was from the onion, right? There's no way a person can lack so much self awareness.
 
2012-09-25 03:29:59 PM  
Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Democratic politicians have a conflict of interest in dealing with teacher unions because the unions contribute so heavily to their campaigns.

Kinda like proposing sweeping changes to the tax code without revealing how it will affect your own taxes.
 
2012-09-25 03:31:31 PM  

Quasar: That article was from the onion, right? There's no way a person can lack so much self awareness.


As I said in another Romney thread today, it's becoming really difficult to separate reportage from satire when it comes to his campaign.
 
2012-09-25 03:32:42 PM  
Should public employees really even be allowed to vote? Imagine the shenanigans...
 
2012-09-25 03:36:26 PM  
It is his robotic programming that allows his to say such things with a straight face. It is okay for Shelden Adelson to pay Mitt $100 million dollars, but the teachers have too much power to influence elections with their contributions.

This is guy a weapons-grade farkface.
 
2012-09-25 03:42:05 PM  
Almost time to set up a quiz:

Romney, actual statement or SNL sketch?
 
2012-09-25 03:43:19 PM  
Consistency, Mitt, consistency. You either support limits on contributions or you dont.

/farking dumbshiat
 
2012-09-25 03:43:23 PM  

vudutek: Almost time to set up a quiz:

Romney, actual statement or SNL sketch?


It will show up on Mental Floss one day soon I'm sure. Right alongside "Who said it? "Mitt Romney or Montgomery Burns?"
 
2012-09-25 03:44:07 PM  
OK, so why is it OK for election officials to be involved in politics in any way, shape or form? They shouldn't be allowed to vote nor should they be allowed to be members of political parties or have any interaction with any campaigns at all.
 
2012-09-25 03:45:57 PM  

vudutek: Almost time to set up a quiz:

Romney, actual statement or SNL sketch?


I'm laughing, so it must be an actual statement.
 
2012-09-25 03:46:21 PM  
Why has his campaign staff not taken away the shovel he's using to dig his hole deeper?

I've never seen anything quite like this.
 
2012-09-25 03:48:01 PM  

Dogberry: As I said in another Romney thread today, it's becoming really difficult to separate reportage from satire when it comes to his campaign.


Poe's Law already describes this.
 
2012-09-25 03:49:34 PM  
It's almost like Mitt goes home every night and reads Thurston Howell's lines from old Gilligan's Island scripts.
 
2012-09-25 03:53:06 PM  

Hershey Highway Patrol: It's almost like Mitt goes home every night and reads Thurston Howell's lines from old Gilligan's Island scripts.


That's just awesome.
 
2012-09-25 03:53:42 PM  

cman: Consistency, Mitt, consistency. You either support limits on contributions or you dont.

/farking dumbshiat


He supports limits on contributions that aren't to his party.
 
2012-09-25 03:55:19 PM  
My questions is that will it end up on any of the major network news shows tonight. My guess is "No".
 
2012-09-25 03:56:53 PM  
Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Democratic politicians have a conflict of interest in dealing with teacher unions because the unions contribute so heavily to their campaigns

Every time I think Romney has *finally* hit bottom....he finds a way to make a statement that's even more stupid than his previous ones. Look - I don't like the consequences of Citizens United at all. Corporations have the 'right' to flat out purchase an election now. you got the cash, you can use it to unduly influence any election you'd like. But...it's not JUST corporations that can do that now. Unions can do the same thing as corporations. Hey - thems the rules. I don't like any of it but...if I were a union rep, I'd be stupid NOT to take advantage of the situation. Gods know, my Republican/corporate opponents will certainly (ab)use the CU ruling to their benefit/my detriment.

So i'm sorry Mitt...you can't stop unions from funding the Democrats. I know you don't like it, especially since SCOTUS essentially leveled the playing field for both parties, but that's how it goes sometimes. you're just gonna have to deal with it.
 
2012-09-25 03:57:15 PM  

tobcc: My questions is that will it end up on any of the major network news shows tonight. My guess is "No".


And if it does, there will be Republican butthurt throughout the blogosphere.
 
2012-09-25 03:58:17 PM  
I'm sure some of those teachers can afford donations of hundreds, even THOUSANDS of dollars. This can not stand.
 
2012-09-25 04:00:07 PM  
You think people get mad when replacement (non-union) football referees screw up? Wait 'til they get a load of the replacement (non-union) teachers their kids will have to deal with.
 
2012-09-25 04:00:35 PM  

Hershey Highway Patrol: It's almost like Mitt goes home every night and reads Thurston Howell's lines from old Gilligan's Island scripts.


Less Thurston, more Lucille.

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2012-09-25 04:01:39 PM  
He later added that "we simply can't have" elected officials who have received large contributions from teachers corporations sitting across from them at the bargaining table

I kinda like how that one plays....
 
2012-09-25 04:02:48 PM  

Weaver95: So i'm sorry Mitt...you can't stop unions from funding the Democrats. I know you don't like it, especially since SCOTUS essentially leveled the playing field for both parties, but that's how it goes sometimes. you're just gonna have to deal with it.


What SCOTUS should have done, if they had a sense of decency and a logical brain in their heads, was to make it unlawful for Unions OR Corporations to donate recklessly like this. CU proponents biatched and moaned about unions being able to give tons of money (even though it came from their members, individually and bundled together,) and wanted corporations to get the same access.

SCOTUS stupidly agreed and granted that, instead of simply taking it away from the unions. Individual contributions should be the only way elections are financed.

Hell, public financing with equal amounts given to each candidate should be the only way, really.
 
2012-09-25 04:02:56 PM  

tobcc: My questions is that will it end up on any of the major network news shows tonight. My guess is "No".


Isn't CBS News a major news network? Don't they have a show?
 
2012-09-25 04:04:31 PM  
This guy is literally, without any hyperbole, the single worst politician I have ever seen anywhere.
 
2012-09-25 04:04:48 PM  

tobcc: My questions is that will it end up on any of the major network news shows tonight. My guess is "No".


If it does show up it will be in a beneficial light to Romney, phrased something like "Romney supports limitations on campaign contributions." and/or campaign finance reform. Something that sounds great knowing that most people won't read the article.
 
2012-09-25 04:05:10 PM  

mr_bunny: This guy is literally, without any hyperbole, the single worst politician I have ever seen anywhere.


Seriously. Even Palin had a strange populist appeal to her.
 
2012-09-25 04:05:47 PM  
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2012-09-25 04:09:33 PM  

Aarontology: mr_bunny: This guy is literally, without any hyperbole, the single worst politician I have ever seen anywhere.

Seriously. Even Palin had a strange populist appeal to her.


Boobs.
 
2012-09-25 04:13:46 PM  
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2012-09-25 04:15:52 PM  
Do teachers bargain face-to-face with "elected officials?" I thought hired hands did that dirty work.
 
2012-09-25 04:16:47 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Weaver95: So i'm sorry Mitt...you can't stop unions from funding the Democrats. I know you don't like it, especially since SCOTUS essentially leveled the playing field for both parties, but that's how it goes sometimes. you're just gonna have to deal with it.

What SCOTUS should have done, if they had a sense of decency and a logical brain in their heads, was to make it unlawful for Unions OR Corporations to donate recklessly like this. CU proponents biatched and moaned about unions being able to give tons of money (even though it came from their members, individually and bundled together,) and wanted corporations to get the same access.

SCOTUS stupidly agreed and granted that, instead of simply taking it away from the unions. Individual contributions should be the only way elections are financed.

Hell, public financing with equal amounts given to each candidate should be the only way, really.


for what it's worth - I agree with you. it should ALL be tracked, it should all be limited. no exceptions, it's all 'hard money'. But...SCOTUS just had to give their corporate buddies a leg up. I'm not even sure they cared about the consequences of their actions...until the unions got in on the game. now the GOP has to deal with unions that can use the exact same tactics used by the corporations and...well...I don't think they like that very much. so as much as I despise the fallout from Citizens United, I can't say I feel sorry for the Republicans either.
 
2012-09-25 04:17:50 PM  
So based on his premise, I assume he will refuse to work with anyone or any group who has donated largely to his campaign?
 
2012-09-25 04:19:40 PM  

WorldCitizen: So based on his premise, I assume he will refuse to work with anyone or any group who has donated largely to his campaign?


nah. see, in Romney's world it's ONLY the unions that have a conflict of interest. I'll bet he really, honestly believes that corporations buying out a congressman isn't even remotely unethical. I don't know if I should laugh or cry about that....
 
2012-09-25 04:20:13 PM  

Weaver95: I don't think they like that very much. so as much as I despise the fallout from Citizens United, I can't say I feel sorry for the Republicans either.


Except many Republican pols are actively trying to bust unions. You can't bust up corporations that way.
 
2012-09-25 04:21:01 PM  

NowhereMon: Should public employees really even be allowed to vote? Imagine the shenanigans...


According to Pat Sajak.. maybe they shouldn't.
 
2012-09-25 04:21:43 PM  

RedPhoenix122: vudutek: Almost time to set up a quiz:

Romney, actual statement or SNL sketch?

I'm laughing, so it must be an actual statement.


Ok, that was good.
 
2012-09-25 04:21:52 PM  
Citizens United is good for the economy. It unlocked hoarded dollars that now flow to middle-class PR flacks, ad agents, convention center workers, local broadcasters, bloggers, canvassers, etc., etc.
 
2012-09-25 04:25:29 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Weaver95: I don't think they like that very much. so as much as I despise the fallout from Citizens United, I can't say I feel sorry for the Republicans either.

Except many Republican pols are actively trying to bust unions. You can't bust up corporations that way.


that's certainly true...the game HAS changed and the pressure is one to get rid of unions. that said, unions won't go down without a fight. And since they can now spend unlimited amounts of money in that fight...it evens out. especially since the unions know that the Republicans are trying to wipe them out completely.
 
2012-09-25 04:25:48 PM  

propasaurus: NowhereMon: Should public employees really even be allowed to vote? Imagine the shenanigans...

According to Pat Sajak.. maybe they shouldn't.


Hmmm... I don't know what to think until I hear from Wink Martindale
 
2012-09-25 04:27:02 PM  
Corporations are people, my friend. Unions are just pure evil.
 
2012-09-25 04:27:07 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Citizens United is good for the economy. It unlocked hoarded dollars that now flow to middle-class PR flacks, ad agents, convention center workers, local broadcasters, bloggers, canvassers, etc., etc.


...rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shiat-kickers, and Methodists!
 
2012-09-25 04:32:15 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: propasaurus: NowhereMon: Should public employees really even be allowed to vote? Imagine the shenanigans...

According to Pat Sajak.. maybe they shouldn't.

Hmmm... I don't know what to think until I hear from Wink Martindale


How about esteemed political commentator Chuck Woolery?
 
2012-09-25 04:34:36 PM  
Apparently he knows something about polls. He doesn't know much else about anything, though.
 
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