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« Reply #150 on: December 02, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »

Other than morbid curiosity, does anyone give a shit what Romney is doing, what he thinks or how he feels about anything

I have to say though I do enjoy hearing that Queen Ann is too depressed to ride her horse

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« Reply #151 on: December 13, 2012, 01:07:29 PM »

Mitt Romney’s ’47 Percent’ Gaffe Tops Yale’s Quotes of the Year
By Glen Levy

We’re nothing if not good sharers at NewsFeed, which is why we don’t just point you in the direction of TIME’s top 10 quotes of the year but — as the saying sort of goes — to others that are also available.

Case in point: Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, released his seventh annual list of the most notable quotes of the year. Spoiler alert: politics features pretty heavily.

Ironically, in an ideal world for Mitt Romney, Yale’s most memorable quote of 2012 would never have come to light if it hadn’t been secretly filmed and released to the wider world by an anonymous source, who gave the film to Mother Jones magazine in the run-up to the election Romney would eventually lose to President Barack Obama. Romney’s infamous “47 percent” remark — referring to the vast swath of the electorate who Romney felt he had no chance of attracting, because of the fact they paid no federal income tax — is Shaprio’s most notable quote of the year.

In total, nine of Yale’s top 10 quotations are of a political nature. “Debate remarks and gaffes actually seemed to play an important role in the ups and downs of the election campaign and may even have affected the ultimate outcome of the election,” Shapiro said, and his list certainly backs up his belief. Romney won’t be pleased to have the first and second quotes of the year, with his almost-as-damaging misstatement from the second Presidential Debate, “binders full of women,” high on Yale’s list as well.  (See below for the entire top 10).

Quote three is President Obama’s “you didn’t build that,” which he’d intended to refer to the public resources that even the most independent entrepreneur must rely on, but which opponents took as yet another symbol of the President’s crypto-socialism. Obama’s zingers during the debates — “Please proceed, Governor,” and “We have these things called aircraft carriers” — round out the top five.

The lower half, apart from Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin’s outrageous remarks about rape (which actually topped TIME’s own list) is fairly standard political fare, from the Romney campaign’s “Etch-a-Sketch” comment to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s outburst on Fox News during Hurricane Sandy (“I have a job to do … If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.”) But it’s interesting to note that the lone non-political quote is courtesy of the ubiquitous South Korean rapper Psy, who took the world by storm with his viral video “Gangnam style.”

The Best Quotes of 2012:

1. “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
— Mitt Romney, remarks at private fundraiser, Boca Raton, Florida, May 17

2. “We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet [in Massachusetts]. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, “Can you help us find folks?” and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
— Mitt Romney, second presidential debate, Hempstead, New York, Oct. 16

3. “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.”
— Barack Obama, remarks at campaign appearance, Roanoke, Virginia, July 13

4. “Please proceed, Governor.”
— Obama, during the second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, Oct. 16, as Romney insisted (incorrectly) that the President had not called the Libya attack an act of terrorism.

5. “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.”
— Obama, third presidential debate, Boca Raton, Florida, Oct. 22

6. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
— Missouri Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin, KTVI-TV interview, Aug. 19

7. “You hit a reset button for the fall campaign; everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”
— Romney senior campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, CNN interview, March 21

8. “I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability.”
—Jill Kelley, in a telephone call to an emergency dispatcher, Tampa, Florida, Nov. 11, regarding media crews at her home as news broke of her involvement in the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus

9. “Oppan Gangnam style.”
—South Korean rapper PSY, “Gangnam Style”

10. [tie] “Under current law, on January 1st, 2013, there is going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases.”
—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, testimony at House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Feb. 29

10. [tie] “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.”
—Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, WMAZ-TV television interview on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Nov. 21
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« Reply #152 on: December 13, 2012, 02:06:17 PM »

Romney has officially won Lie Of The Year award over the Jeep claim he made according to articles on the internet.
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« Reply #153 on: December 13, 2012, 02:44:24 PM »

Romney has officially won Lie Of The Year award over the Jeep claim he made according to articles on the internet.

No wonder BB, Mcway, Coach voted for him.
They need those lies to keep themselves happy.
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« Reply #154 on: December 13, 2012, 02:51:17 PM »

That Jeep thing!!  When americans learned the truth of it.....not the fox news 1/2 story, that was a nail in the coffin. They knew they couldnt trust a thing romney was saying.
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« Reply #155 on: December 13, 2012, 02:52:55 PM »

btw, in San Diego Romney is driving a new Audi Q7--not a Cadillac.   Cheesy


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« Reply #156 on: December 13, 2012, 02:55:49 PM »

btw, in San Diego Romney is driving a new Audi Q7--not a Cadillac.   Cheesy


LMAO.  I remember that video of him sweating bullets at the auto plant. Omg he was squirming around and desperate to belong..."I even owned a few cadillac's"     Probably the help drove them.
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« Reply #157 on: December 13, 2012, 03:01:03 PM »


LMAO.  I remember that video of him sweating bullets at the auto plant. Omg he was squirming around and desperate to belong..."I even owned a few cadillac's"     Probably the help drove them.

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« Reply #158 on: December 13, 2012, 04:10:41 PM »


LMAO.  I remember that video of him sweating bullets at the auto plant. Omg he was squirming around and desperate to belong..."I even owned a few cadillac's"     Probably the help drove them.

x2.  Remember when he started blabbering about liking the trees in Michigan because they were “just the right height”?  Talk about looking and sounding out of place.  The man was just plain awkward and grasping at straws.  It was embarrassing and painful to watch.  Cry
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« Reply #159 on: December 13, 2012, 04:23:12 PM »

x2.  Remember when he started blabbering about liking the trees in Michigan because they were “just the right height”?  Talk about looking and sounding out of place.  The man was just plain awkward and grasping at straws.  It was embarrassing and painful to watch.  Cry

LOL - yeah I forgot all about that

to think we missed out on 4 year of weird awkward statements like that

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« Reply #160 on: December 13, 2012, 04:24:40 PM »

LOL - yeah I forgot all about that

to think we missed out on 4 year of weird awkward statements like that



And instead traded that for 4 more years of chaos, depression, collapse, decay, destruction, etc. 
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« Reply #161 on: December 13, 2012, 04:44:19 PM »

And instead traded that for 4 more years of chaos, depression, collapse, decay, destruction, etc. 

no doubt about it for your house but the rest of the country is doing much better than that

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« Reply #162 on: December 15, 2012, 09:21:13 AM »

Three lessons from the near-final popular vote
By David Lauter

More than five weeks after election day, almost all the presidential votes have been counted. Here’s what the near-final tally reveals:

The election really wasn’t close.

On election night, President Obama’s victory margin seemed fairly narrow – just slightly more than 2 percentage points. White House aides anxiously waited to see if Obama would surpass the 2.46-percentage-point margin by which President George W. Bush defeated Sen. John F. Kerry in 2004.

They needn’t have worried. In the weeks since the election, as states have completed their counts, Obama’s margin has grown steadily. From just over 2 percentage points, it now stands at nearly 4. Rather than worry about the Bush-Kerry precedent, White House aides now brag that Obama seems all but certain to achieve a mark hit by only five others in U.S. history – winning the presidency twice with 51% or more of the popular vote.

As of Friday, Obama had 50.97% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 47.3% with 47 states having certified  their final count, according to the statistics compiled assiduously by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.

Most of the nation’s remaining uncounted ballots, perhaps as many as 413,000, Wasserman estimated, are in heavily Democratic New York, where officials have until next week to finish their tabulations. The other two states yet to certify a final count are West Virginia, which Romney carried, and Hawaii, which went heavily for its native son, the president. Once all those get tossed into the mix, Obama’s margin almost surely will rise slightly, allowing him to claim the 51% mark without rounding up.

There’s more involved here than just a historical trivia contest (to which Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower would be the other answers). The growth of Obama’s victory margin probably strengthens his hand politically.

Even some of Obama’s political aides were surprised by the size of the overall margin. The campaign intensively polled battleground states, but did not survey the national vote. Since most public polls projected an Obama win of 2 percentage points or less, that’s what many of Obama’s aides expected.

Very few polls correctly projected the size of Obama’s victory.

One notable exception was the poll for Democracy Corps by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, which has also conducted polling for the The Times. The firm’s final poll pegged Obama’s lead at 3.8 points.

Stanley B. Greenberg, who was the chief pollster for President Clinton’s 1992 campaign and Al Gore’s in 2000, attributed the result to a major effort to get enough cellphone calls into the firm’s sample and to ensure a proper representation of young voters and minorities.

Counting the vote still takes a long time and sooner or later, that will cause trouble.

This time around, the length of time needed for a final certification didn’t matter. But as the shift in Obama’s victory margin shows, in a truly close election, counting all those final ballots could make a huge difference. It’s not hard to see that allowing the process to take weeks will, eventually, lead to trouble.

Two groups of ballots account for much of the delay in tabulating votes – absentee ballots that arrive on election day and provisional ballots cast by voters whose names, for one reason or another, don’t appear on their precincts’ voting lists. Both types of ballots require a lot of hand processing. For absentee ballots, clerks need to check signatures. For provisional ballots, they need to determine whether the voter really was eligible.

Those problems could be reduced. States could, for example, encourage voters to cast ballots early in person at voting locations rather than send absentee ballots by mail. They could make the voter registration process more transparent and less prone to error and thereby reduce the number of provisional ballots. And if states paid for more people to process ballots, they could get through the count faster.

Tinkering with the voting machinery, however, inevitably hurts the political interest of one party or the other. For that reason, reform of the election system remains a distant goal.
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« Reply #163 on: December 19, 2012, 10:45:44 AM »

Is Mitt Romney's Campaign Team Gouging Press Corps with ‘Exorbitant Charges’?
By Heather Manes, Tue, December 18, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s press corps received unexpectedly high bills for expenses while following the campaign trail, and is now collectively contesting those expenses with Romney campaign officials.

Nine news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, sent a joint letter detailing the contested costs to Romney’s former campaign manager Matt Rhoades and some senior advisers on Monday.

The news outlets, which have reported on quite a few campaign trails and understand the usual costs of following a candidate during a national election, wrote that they were surprised about “what appear to be exorbitant charges for food, filing centers/holds and ground transportation.”

The letter points out specific, unexpectedly high charges: “Some examples: $745 per person charged for a vice presidential debate viewing party on Oct. 11; $812 charged for a meal and a hold on Oct. 18; $461 for a meal and hold the next day; $345 for food and hold Oct. 30.”

The press corps also mentions that ground transportation costs exceeded $1,000 per day at times, which was a higher cost than Romney’s campaign charged in the primaries.

To combat the charges, the press corps is asking the campaign officials for details on charges over $200. A few outlets, according to the letter, have already alerted American Express to contest the charges.
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« Reply #164 on: December 19, 2012, 02:36:51 PM »

Is Mitt Romney's Campaign Team Gouging Press Corps with ‘Exorbitant Charges’?
By Heather Manes, Tue, December 18, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s press corps received unexpectedly high bills for expenses while following the campaign trail, and is now collectively contesting those expenses with Romney campaign officials.

Nine news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today, sent a joint letter detailing the contested costs to Romney’s former campaign manager Matt Rhoades and some senior advisers on Monday.

The news outlets, which have reported on quite a few campaign trails and understand the usual costs of following a candidate during a national election, wrote that they were surprised about “what appear to be exorbitant charges for food, filing centers/holds and ground transportation.”

The letter points out specific, unexpectedly high charges: “Some examples: $745 per person charged for a vice presidential debate viewing party on Oct. 11; $812 charged for a meal and a hold on Oct. 18; $461 for a meal and hold the next day; $345 for food and hold Oct. 30.”

The press corps also mentions that ground transportation costs exceeded $1,000 per day at times, which was a higher cost than Romney’s campaign charged in the primaries.

To combat the charges, the press corps is asking the campaign officials for details on charges over $200. A few outlets, according to the letter, have already alerted American Express to contest the charges.

Romney is still a business man it seems.
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« Reply #165 on: December 19, 2012, 03:29:54 PM »

more accurately still a con man
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« Reply #166 on: December 19, 2012, 04:29:12 PM »

more accurately still a con man

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« Reply #167 on: December 19, 2012, 08:33:31 PM »

more accurately still a con man

Can you imagine electing a President who kept his money in the Caymen Islands, Swiss bank accounts, and god knows where else offshore?  When he was on the scene, George Romney insisted that candidates should reveal 10+ years of tax returns because recent returns could be prepared and doctored specifically in anticipation of a run for office.  Mitt (who frequently spoke of his father's example) balked at that particular suggestion and declined to share his tax returns.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #168 on: December 19, 2012, 09:28:38 PM »

Can you imagine electing a President who kept his money in the Caymen Islands, Swiss bank accounts, and god knows where else offshore?  When he was on the scene, George Romney insisted that candidates should reveal 10+ years of tax returns because recent returns could be prepared and doctored specifically in anticipation of a run for office.  Mitt (who frequently spoke of his father's example) balked at that particular suggestion and declined to share his tax returns.  Roll Eyes



As if Obama is any better.    LOLn.
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« Reply #169 on: December 19, 2012, 09:38:48 PM »

Can you imagine electing a President who kept his money in the Caymen Islands, Swiss bank accounts, and god knows where else offshore?  When he was on the scene, George Romney insisted that candidates should reveal 10+ years of tax returns because recent returns could be prepared and doctored specifically in anticipation of a run for office.  Mitt (who frequently spoke of his father's example) balked at that particular suggestion and declined to share his tax returns.  Roll Eyes

It just shows you thedifference between born rich and havng worked for it.

Mcway, 333, Fury, Coach all voted for Mitt.

If they had any selfresponsibility they would never open their mouths regarding politics again.
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« Reply #170 on: December 19, 2012, 10:55:42 PM »

It just shows you thedifference between born rich and havng worked for it.

Mcway, 333, Fury, Coach all voted for Mitt.

If they had any selfresponsibility they would never open their mouths regarding politics again.

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« Reply #171 on: December 19, 2012, 11:51:42 PM »

as non democrats our chances are good that we did earn our money at a non welfare job and earn it fairly
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« Reply #172 on: December 20, 2012, 06:51:32 AM »

as non democrats our chances are good that we did earn our money at a non welfare job and earn it fairly

keep believing that...this type of mentality is what led to your defeat in the last election
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« Reply #173 on: December 20, 2012, 06:54:46 AM »

agreed

Romney would have been far better than the base head choomer coke fiend drunk in the wh
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« Reply #174 on: December 20, 2012, 11:18:05 AM »

Romney would have been far better than the base head choomer coke fiend drunk in the wh

Post some proof of this claim or you are nothing more than a pathetic LIAR
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