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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #225 on: May 02, 2012, 11:24:29 AM »
Juan Williams thinks Romney should pick Condi Rice as his running mate.

I admit I don't know a whole heck of lot about her, but... doesn't sound like such a bad play.

How'd that work out last time when they went with a game changing, make-a-statement pick?

Juan is right that she is infinitely more qualified than the previous bimbo

I think you answered the question right there. I wouldn't put Rice and Palin in anywhere near the same league.

No doubt, but the "shock" factor is about the same to me. Not to mention the obvious transparency of the pick (McCain trying to capture disenfranchised Hillary voters, Romney trying to quell the "war on women" and the party of white guy problems).

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #226 on: May 02, 2012, 11:26:52 AM »
Just think, if the GOP trots out a second female VEEP pick in a row and loses again, they can deftly paint the Democrats as being the real party of sexists!
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #227 on: May 02, 2012, 01:38:08 PM »
Juan Williams thinks Romney should pick Condi Rice as his running mate.

I admit I don't know a whole heck of lot about her, but... doesn't sound like such a bad play.

Condy is a bad ass and Mittens would be wise to ask her...  She would be dumb to go along...  IMO...

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #229 on: May 10, 2012, 12:19:27 PM »
Romney being his own dumb self:
http://www.mediaite.com/online/mitt-romney-scolds-reporter-over-marijuana-question-arent-there-issues-of-significance/

This is the Etch-a-Sketch candidate recognizing that some of his positions will be unpopular with moderates and independents, and he's not going to win the election talking about them. He's just going to try and hammer away at the economy the entire time and take the opposite of whatever Obama's foreign-policy positions are. This is his "failed presidency" narrative. Only the most calloused homophobe would consider "endorses gay marriage" to be part of Obama's "failure" as a president.

But yeah, I think it's bullshit for a candidate for national office to refuse to talk about issues that enjoy (any level of) national prominence.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #230 on: May 10, 2012, 12:30:09 PM »
Let's not forget that marijuana is an economic issue too, the amount of money we waste on enforcement/incarceration and the amount we could be capturing in tax dollars is huge. 
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #231 on: May 10, 2012, 12:31:45 PM »
I could never vote for a guy who stands with his arms by his side so robotically like that. Gives me the heebie jeebies. I didn't vote for McCain for the same reason, and I'm not about to start now.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #232 on: May 10, 2012, 05:04:04 PM »
Good ol' Mitt Romney. I mean c'mon, who didn't pick on gays in high school?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-apologizes-dumb-things-did-prep-school-152935856.html
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #233 on: May 10, 2012, 05:45:14 PM »
Good ol' Mitt Romney. I mean c'mon, who didn't pick on gays in high school?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-apologizes-dumb-things-did-prep-school-152935856.html

The funny part about his apology was that he admits to being a dick, he was just a clueless dick who had no idea the guy was gay.

But, I meant to post the original article in VDB's Fox News thread because I have to know: do you guys see any left leaning bias in an exposé about Romney picking on a gay classmate the day after Obama makes his big announcement? The article doesn't just insinuate, it is reporting as factually accurate that Romney and his "prep school posse" attacked the kid because "he thought did not belong," and that the kid was "perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality." Please, someone who chastises Fox News for their blatant disregard for journalistic integrity tell me that they can recognize this for the agenda laden hit piece it is. Please.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 10, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »
Good ol' Mitt Romney. I mean c'mon, who didn't pick on gays in high school?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-apologizes-dumb-things-did-prep-school-152935856.html

The funny part about his apology was that he admits to being a dick, he was just a clueless dick who had no idea the guy was gay.

But, I meant to post the original article in VDB's Fox News thread because I have to know: do you guys see any left leaning bias in an exposé about Romney picking on a gay classmate the day after Obama makes his big announcement? The article doesn't just insinuate, it is reporting as factually accurate that Romney and his "prep school posse" attacked the kid because "he thought did not belong," and that the kid was "perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality." Please, someone who chastises Fox News for their blatant disregard for journalistic integrity tell me that they can recognize this for the agenda laden hit piece it is. Please.

For sure, there is little question. Probably had it in the can waiting for the opportune moment to drop it. Let's be clear, Obama is an incredibly ruthless politician and the people he has surrounded himself with, including big business partners, are on equal footing. You don't get to the top without being one. However, while this is agenda ridden, to me that's a rung up on the morality ladder when contrasted against Fox's journalistic integrity lying propaganda.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #235 on: May 10, 2012, 08:35:47 PM »
Let's not forget that marijuana is an economic issue too, the amount of money we waste on enforcement/incarceration and the amount we could be capturing in tax dollars is huge.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 10, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
I could never vote for a guy who stands with his arms by his side so robotically like that. Gives me the heebie jeebies. I didn't vote for McCain for the same reason, and I'm not about to start now.

McCain gets a pass on that--and the wonky bulging jaw--from me because I'm pretty sure they are partly the result of injuries sustained in combat or prison. Similar story w/ Bob Dole, if you ever noticed; I think one of his arms or hands was paralyzed, basically a club, from an injury in the big one.

Romney, on the other hand, is just a plain stiff.
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #237 on: May 10, 2012, 09:59:41 PM »
I could never vote for a guy who stands with his arms by his side so robotically like that. Gives me the heebie jeebies. I didn't vote for McCain for the same reason, and I'm not about to start now.

McCain gets a pass on that--and the wonky bulging jaw--from me because I'm pretty sure they are partly the result of injuries sustained in combat or prison. Similar story w/ Bob Dole, if you ever noticed; I think one of his arms or hands was paralyzed, basically a club, from an injury in the big one.

Romney, on the other hand, is just a plain stiff.

Prison schmrison. A guy shouldn't have his finger on the button if he can't do a round of high fives in the situation room afterwards.

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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #238 on: May 11, 2012, 12:42:30 AM »
Good ol' Mitt Romney. I mean c'mon, who didn't pick on gays in high school?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/mitt-romney-apologizes-dumb-things-did-prep-school-152935856.html

The funny part about his apology was that he admits to being a dick, he was just a clueless dick who had no idea the guy was gay.

But, I meant to post the original article in VDB's Fox News thread because I have to know: do you guys see any left leaning bias in an exposé about Romney picking on a gay classmate the day after Obama makes his big announcement? The article doesn't just insinuate, it is reporting as factually accurate that Romney and his "prep school posse" attacked the kid because "he thought did not belong," and that the kid was "perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality." Please, someone who chastises Fox News for their blatant disregard for journalistic integrity tell me that they can recognize this for the agenda laden hit piece it is. Please.

Fair call.

I heard about this on the radio driving home. I'm not sure that dragging up some 65 year old's high school dickbaggery is entirely relevant to a presidential election, especially if what it amounts to is he was part of a clique that wasn't so kind to outsiders. Go ahead and tell me there no decent, admirable adults out there who might have been douches in high school. (I'm not saying that Romney is decent or admirable, just that if he's not, it's not necessarily because of this.)
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Re: 2012 Election Thread
« Reply #239 on: May 11, 2012, 07:30:08 AM »
Yeah I don't really like the smells coming off the "Romney as bully" story.
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