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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #105 on: January 27, 2012, 07:25:38 PM »
 Overheard at work today
"Yeah, I think I'm going to vote for Newt.  At least he has an American name.  Not Isreali like Obama!"
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 27, 2012, 08:23:48 PM »
Overheard at work today
"Yeah, I think I'm going to vote for Newt.  At least he has an American name.  Not Isreali like Obama!"
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When they can't even get the racism right, it makes my temples throb.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 30, 2012, 12:16:03 PM »
Overheard at work today
"Yeah, I think I'm going to vote for Newt.  At least he has an American name.  Not Isreali like Obama!"
 :frustrated:

When they can't even get the racism right, it makes my temples throb.

I am more amused that "Newt" is an American name even more so than the other stupidity.   A Newt is something they turn you into if you are looking for the Holy Grail in Europe.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2012, 01:07:39 PM »
A Newt is something they turn you into if you are looking for the Holy Grail in Europe.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #109 on: January 30, 2012, 04:24:28 PM »

ETA - was anyone else surprised / outraged to find out that Congress is aloud to trade securities based on insider info??? Unfriggin' real.
The way this made it into  SOTU is that Scott Brown authored a bill to outlaw it. It was introduced in November. Reid announced today that it will come to the Senate for vote.

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Yeah, I can't remember where I'd first read about this. I think it was in Time or Newsweek, talking about how technically there's no laws against it. Actually, it claimed it wasn't insider info per se as it pertains to business activities, but moreso about making trades that benefit them in industries that are going to be affected by the very laws they are about to write into legislation. I don't know if that's what the 60 mins vid is about, but I'm not in the mood to be enraged so I'm going to hold off on watching that.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #110 on: February 01, 2012, 01:15:40 PM »

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #111 on: February 01, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »
Romney says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-middle-income-americans-are-focus-not-very-poor/

What a t00l.

Strange thing to just blurt right out loud. Is he also saying the prescription for abject poverty will never be anything more than a "safety net" -- that he can't/won't imagine policies that could systematically lift people out of poverty?

One way or another, I can't imagine this quote will be going away any time soon...
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #112 on: February 01, 2012, 01:54:02 PM »
he oughta just stick to singing America the Beautiful

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2012, 02:22:03 PM »
he oughta just stick to singing America the Beautiful

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I "loved" how that performance followed on the heels of Obama's short serenade in Harlem. Romney's political apparatus is so contrived it hurts my intelligence.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #114 on: February 01, 2012, 03:23:59 PM »
Romney says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-middle-income-americans-are-focus-not-very-poor/

What a t00l.

Strange thing to just blurt right out loud. Is he also saying the prescription for abject poverty will never be anything more than a "safety net" -- that he can't/won't imagine policies that could systematically lift people out of poverty?

One way or another, I can't imagine this quote will be going away any time soon...

And the disconnect by politicians from the reality the rest of us live in continues... :shakehead:
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #115 on: February 01, 2012, 11:04:48 PM »
Romney says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/01/mitt-romney-middle-income-americans-are-focus-not-very-poor/

What a t00l.

Strange thing to just blurt right out loud. Is he also saying the prescription for abject poverty will never be anything more than a "safety net" -- that he can't/won't imagine policies that could systematically lift people out of poverty? 

One way or another, I can't imagine this quote will be going away any time soon...

And the disconnect by politicians from the reality the rest of us live in continues... :shakehead:

Pfft, like you've never made a $10,000 bet.

It's definitely a setback the day after he wins Florida, but I don't know that this will hang over Romney that long (although it will obviously be playing in a campaign ad near you in the fall). There's just too many things not to like about Mitt, like singing 3 verses of America the Beautiful...poorly. When he promises to increase the size of the military, fix SS & Medicare/aid, and balance the budget without raising taxes it makes my brain hurt.

Will we be at war with Iran before the election?

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In congressional testimony Tuesday, U.S. intelligence officials indicated that Iran has crossed a threshold in its adversarial relationship with the United States. While Iran has long been linked to attacks on American targets overseas, U.S. officials said they see troubling significance in Tehran’s alleged role in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington last year.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #116 on: February 02, 2012, 11:51:42 AM »
Trump to endorse Gingrich Romney who gives a shit?

The better question, I think, would be why anyone would want Trump's endorsement.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #117 on: February 02, 2012, 12:28:06 PM »
Trump to endorse Gingrich Romney who gives a shit?

The better question, I think, would be why anyone would want Trump's endorsement.

I was wondering the same things.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #118 on: February 04, 2012, 05:28:00 PM »
anyone see Ron Paul last night on Piers Morgan?
I don't agree with Paul on many things, and would never vote for him. I'm not a strict constructionist and I don't believe in a laissez faire approach to the markets.

but, I do respect him. He seems honest and genuine. He doesn't seem like a "player" - he's not out attacking the other guy. he is out defending his views and arguing for them, and arguing against opposite policies, not opposite personalities
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #119 on: February 05, 2012, 01:08:43 AM »
anyone see Ron Paul last night on Piers Morgan?
I don't agree with Paul on many things, and would never vote for him. I'm not a strict constructionist and I don't believe in a laissez faire approach to the markets.

but, I do respect him. He seems honest and genuine. He doesn't seem like a "player" - he's not out attacking the other guy. he is out defending his views and arguing for them, and arguing against opposite policies, not opposite personalities

I did see the interview and walked away with a similar feeling. If America's politicians were to take a page or two from his approach to political life (not necessarily policies), the country would be well served. Also exposed Piers for the shambling mental midget that he is.   
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