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(Huffington Post)   Mitt Romney: I have no plans to support any legislation limiting abortion. Romney Spokesperson: What he meant was, he supports legislation limiting abortion. Media: Well that makes complete sense; let's move on   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 252
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2012-10-11 01:03:42 AM
you know that episode of the simpsons where homer runs to be in charge of the garbage men with all kinds of insanity and bullshiat, then wins on his insanity and bullshiat and the guy that knows his shiat is begged to come back and he's like "Nope, you voted for this retard, deal with it."


... yeah thats what this whole election is reminding me of.
 
2012-10-11 01:35:59 AM
I watched a really good bio on both men tonight on Frontline (PBS). I know you're thinking of course it must have been heavily biased to the left. But to this Obama supporter it seemed pretty fair. Interviews with friends, family, former classmates, political allies and foes.

This is what I took away from it. Obama was an idealist who wanted to unite people and he did a pretty good job of it until he was elected. Passing Obama Care polarized Washington and America (not a single Republican voted for it) to the point that from there on out he was unable to further his agenda, especially after the mid-term elections. From there on out he concentrated on something he did not need bi-partisan support for- an accelerated war on terrorism, culminating with the death of Osama Bin Laden. At this point he as partisan as any politician, asking voters to choose between two very different paths and warning his defeat will lead to the failed policies of the past. No longer does he purport to being able to unite the country to a common cause.

Romney, oh Romney. Certainly a very effective businessman. And he was able to pass Romney Care with Democratic support, and the guidance of the top economic minds in the country. (The same guys who later advised Obama on his plan.) But really does have a history of espousing whatever views are convenient to his political success. And no it's not "evolution". I imagine he justifies this as doing what is necessary so that once in power he can "fix" whatever the problem is. It's not that he doesn't stand for anything it's just that he sees his personal views as secondary to gaining and wielding power, if that makes any sense.

It was an illuminating program, obviously with much more to it than I've said. I think most people would learn a lot from it, I did. It was funny learning more in an hour than I have up until now about these two, an I consider myself more "up" on politics than most.

Wouldn't it be nice if we all could really take an honest informed look at our politicians and make our decisions based on that?
 
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