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Mitt Romney 2012

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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby O.J. » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:30 pm

Ouch.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55 ... t.html.csp

In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem-solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:35 pm

Wow. That is spot on. Cue the "liberal media" bullshit.
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:39 pm

and in related news, and probably just as great an article, The Onion has endorsed John Edwards.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-on ... ent,29989/
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby O.J. » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:50 pm

That’s right, in 1968, the year in which the highest number of American deaths in Vietnam were reported (16,592), France was a dangerous place to be for a 21-year-old American who was avoiding service in Vietnam. Aside from the constant danger of having one’s eye put out by an errant baguette, what hardships did Mitt Romney face while he was “in country?”


http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-airs-the ... elevision/

Yes, Ned, we're aware that Klinton's penis received a student deferment, too.
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby kurt_w » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:04 pm

More, from O.J.'s link:

Yes, you heard that right. Not only did Mitt Romney protest in favor of sending other people’s children to die in Vietnam, even as he avoided service himself, he then complained about how those dying Americans made it “tough” for him while he was in France avoiding service.


So let me see if I've got this right. John Kerry's purple heart was a joke, but Mitt Romney's heroism in ... sitting out the Vietnam conflict in France ... was praiseworthy?

Regardless of whether you voted for Bush or Kerry -- is there any sense in which this person is not among the most shameful figures in modern American political history?

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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby snoqueen » Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:11 pm

The trouble is, the Democrats will do nothing with this information. The Republicans, if it was about their opponent, would be all over it.

I love the Ds, but they get frustrating.
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby O.J. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:31 am

SHOCKING Mitt Romney Footage: 'I'm A Big Believer In Getting Money Where Money Is, And It's In Washington'


http://front.moveon.org/shocking-mitt-r ... ashington/
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby snoqueen » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:27 am

So will this go mainstream or get sidelined? And if it goes mainstream, is there anyone left to be persuaded the guy is a serial liar?

I'm sighing and rolling my eyes, if you want to paste an emoticon here. What a candidate. What a party. What a country.
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:42 am

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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby wack wack » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:43 pm

Here, Romney shows that he understands the order of priorities of the American people:

"We come together in times like this and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery from their financial and in many cases, personal loss,” said Romney, opening his remarks here by encouraging Red Cross donations for storm relief efforts.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/20 ... ane-sandy/
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby O.J. » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:49 pm

While Meat Loaf urged the crowd at the rally to "go out and vote," it turns out that he may not be able to do the same. Smoking Gun is reporting that Meat Loaf never registered in his home state of Texas, where voters must register by October 9 to vote in the November 6 election.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/2 ... ertainment
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby kurt_w » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:32 pm

O.J. wrote:
Smoking Gun is reporting that Meat Loaf never registered in his home state of Texas, where voters must register by October 9 to vote in the November 6 election.


At least one of Romney's houses is in a state with same-day voter registration (New Hampshire).

Presumably, Mr. Loaf could move into Romney's house there and register to vote on election day. Plus, since New Hampshire is a swing state, his vote would have more impact.

This assumes that Romney would be willing to have Mr. Loaf as a tenant.
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Re: Mitt Romney 2012

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:44 am

While both Romney and Obama never served in the military (the first time both major candidates did not since the 1930s), Mitt was very hypocritical about his avoidance of the draft during Vietnam.

Romney was a 19-year-old student at Stanford University in the spring of 1966 when opponents of the military draft occupied a campus building. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the formal name of the Mormon Church) was a strong supporter of the Vietnam War, and the clean-cut young Romney protested against the protesters. Photographs show him carrying a placard saying: "Speak Out, Don't Sit In."

Rather than joining the armed forces, however, Romney later that summer chose another path. He obtained a deferment allowing him to avoid military service and traveled to France to work as a missionary for his Church, a traditional form of service for young Mormons. Romney's five sons all followed in his footsteps, serving as missionaries but not soldiers.
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