#162 Sep 20, 2012
I find it funny how people hate Romney because he became a millonaire by knowing business, and would vote for someone who has never been in, worked for or ran a business. Who can fix the economy better, a business man or a confessed druggie.
#163 Sep 20, 2012
You can run a lemonade stand and be classified as a business man.
#164 Sep 20, 2012
But do you run the stand so well you become a millionaire/
#165 Sep 24, 2012
"Why is this a close race?"
With the help of:
...and right wing-nut radio.
Add to that turd-blossom's "Citizens United", a whole lot of malicious deceit from willard romney, paul ryan and the rest of the republican goons, movies and TV shows that constantly expose viewers to republican propaganda, skewed polls, irresponsible promotion by media of false equivalence and 'horse race' presentation to boost ratings, and you've got a close race.
What may make this fantasy a reality is republican election frauds and voter suppression....and they are still using those republican made Diebold election 'fixing' machines.
Get your people registered, carrying the proper ID, and to the polls at the right time, on the right day, at the right place. Don't let the republicans fool anyone with bad information regarding voter information. Participate in the exit polls.
Go on-line to find out how to register to vote...
Are you a registered voter?
#166 Sep 25, 2012
I am a middle class senior, part of the "lucky" 53% that Mr. Romney will apparently care about, if he were to be elected.
I pay a lot of income tax (much more than Mr. Romney, even when he cynically manipulates his tax rates, i.e., his 2011 return.)
I have never received food stamps, but never begrudged helping those who needed them.
I have never needed to use unemployment insurance, but never thought it "wrong" to use something that individuals pay into for just such emergencies.
I have never used Medicare, but believe it is a good system I have paid for and that, with careful management, will be there when I need it.
I have yet to take social security, but have paid into it my whole working life and expect and demand that it be there for me and for my children and grandchildren.
I am also not crazy.
I would not under any circumstances vote for Mr. Romney. His vision of what America is and what it should be are loathsome.
I will be voting early for President Obama and for the future of my grandchildren.
#167 Sep 25, 2012
Once you have acknowledged having money in a tax haven, the whole story about your tax rate is just a farce, just make believe.
There is only one reason to hide money in a tax haven, keeping in mind is makes little or no money whilst it's there, the only reason to hide money in a tax haven, is to not play bloody tax on it.
Forget all the other B$, once you have money in a tax haven and you are not a native to that tax haven, it is because you are cheating on your taxes, seriously how gullible and stupid do those people think we are.
For fuck's sake, they are called tax havens for a bloody reason, they are all about cheating on your taxes, piss off all you tax cheating ass hats who think we believe anything you have to say about you tax rate, you have bloody money hidden in tax havens.
#168 Sep 25, 2012
If he can say "specifically" what his policy "looks like", then he can damn well tell the American people what the hell the policy IS! Lay it out on the line dude!
But he won't do that - he can't do that - it would be fatal to his campaign, and his chances at becoming mormon king lord of the surfs.
romney is a liar. A liar. We will have to ask somebody else what romney's tax policy is, anybody but romney and the republicans.
#169 Sep 25, 2012
Everytime he sends a job overseas, he is redistributing the wealth of working people....
Everytime he plunders a company, empties its coffers and bankrupts it, he is redistributing the investors' wealth and again redistributing the workers' wealth...
Everytime he takes over a company and predatorily robs it blind, he is redistributing to his own pockets the wealth of the rightful owners, the people who created that wealth...
Every time he dodges his taxes, he is redistributing the wealth of the People into his pocket (or rather, his offshore bank account)...
OH.....(!)..I get it: So long as he's the one who is stealing from others, preying upon others, ruining the lives and livihood of others, or lining his own pockets at the expense of the society that he has made it his life's work to parasitize, well....that's OK. He's just doing captain-of-industry shit, you know...being a real role model. But if he should be compelled to pay his fair share back to the society from which he derives so much, good heavens...that's that nasty, evil redistribution of wealth. Socialism! I see how that works.
Romney is a fucking psychopath. The last thing anybody should ever do, is give trust to a psychopath or delegate to onethe power to act upon his natural inclinations. Dumb. Very dumb. Romney does not belong in a position of trust, he belongs in a psychiatric prison. Same for Ryan.
#170 Sep 25, 2012
Do these people think for even a minute? If we cannot repair/replace our infrastructure, support schools (and Pell Grants), maintain our national parks and so on now, due to the Bush tax cuts, how can we expect to perform even minimum services with tax rates that are 20% less than they are now?
They pretend to be ever so concerned about the debt we're leaving our grandchildren, but debt may be the least of our grandchildren's future worries if the country is allowed to, in effect, fall apart completely under a Republican administration.
#171 Sep 25, 2012
The middle 60% of tax payers only receive 3.9 percent of the tax benefit for capital gains and dividends. So it really doesn't do much for the middle class when Mitt says, "What I would like to do is to get a tax reduction for middle income families by eliminating the tax for middle income families on interest, dividends, and capital gains." With middle class families only receiving 3.9 percent of the benefit, that kind of tax reduction doesn't do squat in reducing the tax burden he shoulders them with Ryan's budget. In Ryan's budget capital gains are not taxed anyways. So, who is benefitting? If we make the assumption that capital gains taxes remain at 15% if he gets elected, and he does eliminate the taxes for middle class families. It still won't add up. There is no way that eliminating those taxes on the middle class will make up for the $4,000 tax burden he will be shouldering them with after reducing taxes for the very rich.
#172 Sep 25, 2012
Personally, I think that Mitt Romney (for whom I will not be voting) probably is basically a decent and honest person. Which is why his campaign stinks: the decent and honest (to a fault) person keeps peeking out from under the blanket that his handlers try to keep him under in order to have a chance at winning, and he keeps saying what he really thinks. His handlers hate that.
But the biggest problem is that Romney, being a decent and honest person, is the last person on Earth that the powers-that-be in the Republican party need or want in the White House. The Dick Cheneys of the world have no use for the Mitt Romneys of the world. If Romney were to be elected President, I think it wouldn't be long before the guys who are really running the show would be sending out the Grassy Knoll guys (or, in Mormon parlance, Kishkumen and the Gadianton robber types) to do it again and get Ryan in the top spot.
Mitt, count your many blessings when you lose, go home to your nice family and come to grips with the fact that you were completely out of your league on this, and that you got nominated, not because you were any better or any smarter than any of the other Republicans running for the top office, but because it was just your turn, given your second place finish to McCain last time. Maybe you can change the world to some extent or another, but not on the Republican party's terms. They really don't want you running the show. They don't trust you to run the show. They won't let you run the show.
#173 Sep 25, 2012
I'd like to see someone--ANYONE-- stand up like Walter Cronkite did and pronounce the damn Vietnam War a lost cause, if you know what I mean. Someone needs to have their "The emperor has no clothes" moment with Romney.(And I ain't talking about him being a Mormon, although why that's off-limits when the media felt the need to "Reverend-Wright" Obama to death in '08 is beyond me. Doesn't it have a bearing on what he believes--or are they really saying that he doesn't even believe in Mormonism?)
#174 Sep 25, 2012
MITT ROMNEY "I'm not going to try to fool people into thinking he believes things he doesn't. "
But that is almost his complete campaign strategy. Obama ends the work requirements for welfare, Obama apology tour, Obama sympathizes with the terrorists. Obama taking $700 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare.
The only other prong of attack for the Romney campaign is the coordinated attacks on the free exercise of the franchise. Voter I.D. Laws, restrictive voting hours, differing voting times depending on party affiliation, voter purges based on faulty data.
Romney 2012. Lies and voter suppression.
Even Republicans should feel ashamed.
#175 Sep 25, 2012
Isn't it interesting that all these war hawks that are so eager to send our soldiers into harms way, deftly avoided military service themselves? I cannot find words (that you would print!) to adequately express my disgust with these vile humans.
#176 Sep 25, 2012
Romney might not actively be suggesting a new war...but since there are reports that Romney's chosen advisers include several former high-level members of the Bush administration (John Bolton for one), I think it's safe to say that he (and we) will almost certainly get one. Those neoconservatives sure do like them some war!
#177 Sep 25, 2012
Government is not a business. Governments provide services for society, businesses exist to make profits. Business people really suck at running governments. Romney's corporate world is amoral and don't protect the interests of the citizenry. Romney doesn't know shit about how to run a government. He proved that in his 47% comments.
#178 Sep 25, 2012
Take note,The Maul
Poll Date Sample MoE Obama(D) Romney(R) Spread
UnSkewed Avg. 9/4 - 9/20 ---- 44.0 51.8 Romney +7.8
Reason/Rupe 9/13 - 9/17 787 LV 4.3 45.0 52.0 Romney +7
Reuters/Ipsos 9/12 - 9/20 1437 LV 2.9 44.0 54.0 Romney +10
NBC News/WSJ 9/12 - 9/16 736 LV 3.6 44.0 51.0 Romney +7
Monmouth Univ. 9/13 - 9/16 1344 LV 2.5 45.0 50.0 Romney +5
QStarNews 9/10 - 9/15 2075 3.0 44.0 55.0 Romney +11
NY Times/CBS News 9/8 - 9/12 1162 LV 3.0 44.0 51.0 Romney +7
Democracy Corps 9/8 - 9/12 1000 LV 3.1 43.0 52.0 Romney +8
Fox News 9/9 - 9/11 1056 LV 3.0 45.0 48.0 Romney +3
Wash. Post/ABC News 9/7 - 9/9 826 LV 4.0 45.0 52.0 Romney +7
CNN/ORC 9/7 - 9/9 875 RV 3.5 45.0 53.0 Romney +8
IBD/CSM/TIPP 9/4 - 9/9 808 RV 3.5 41.0 50.0 Romney +9
ARG 9/4 - 9/6 1200 LV 3.0 43.0 53.0 Romney +10
Mitt Romney victory through 'political shock therapy'
USA Today is reporting today the full details about how James Carter IV, the grandson of President Jimmy Carter, found and disclosed the video of Mitt Romney making the infamous statement about 47 percent receiving government assistance. This controversy, and the fact that it doesn't appear to have any negative consequences to Romney in the polls (today's Rasmussen tracking polls shows Romney leading 47 percent to 46 percent over President Obama), suggest a possible alternative messaging strategy for Romney. Call it 'political shock therapy' and it just might work.
Mitt Romney could plan to utter a certain number of well-crafted and well-planned such “shocker” statements. But unlike Silber who delivered them with a bit of anger, Mitt Romney is more a “cool” character than an angry kind of guy. He could deliver the shockers with a more Ronald Reagan style coolness. In doing so, appear to shoot from the hip in telling it like it is, Mitt Romney can reinvent himself to somewhat resemble the Marlboro Man without the cigarette. Romney should show up at the debates wearing a pair of real Texas cowboy boots ready to rattle of a few good shockers.
The shockers would be contain messaging about the issues where President Obama is most vulnerable, his economic record and the economy itself, the health care reform law that has come to be known as “ObamaCare,” his position on same-sex marriage that is a political liability in most of the key swing states and other issues where huge majorities of the public disagree with Obama.
Every shocker could gain one or two points in the polls, and a well-delivered shocker could win a debate. A few points here and there in the popular vote and Romney could be on his way to winning landslike.
#179 Sep 25, 2012
Wow Maul, you have been putting out crap all day which means you must not work. A stay home Goverment assistance and vision card person, that explains why you are for Obama.
#180 Sep 26, 2012
Bush tax cuts? Do us a favor and show one time in history where tax cuts dit NOT result in INCREASED revenue...
#181 Sep 30, 2012
high ranking republicans trashed romney long ago. watch this:
lol. poor little rich boy is going to have his ass handed to him on nov. 6.
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