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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:27 PM

Wow... If You Missed Roger Simon's Piece... You Really Shouldn't... It's SCATHING...

I didn't know he had it in him...



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Mitt is down; out looms next
By ROGER SIMON | Politico
9/19/12 4:32 AM EDT

<snip>

The wheels are not coming off the Mitt Romney campaign. They came off some time ago. The press is just beginning to notice. The Romney campaign is skidding along on its axles and scraping its muffler. Soon it will be down to the dog on the roof.

I hate to say I told you so. No, scratch that. I love to say I told you so. I just donít get to do it very often. But as I have been saying for a while now, Mitt Romney is a deeply flawed candidate who got the Republican nomination by beating a ludicrously weak field. Donít believe me?

You know who came in second? Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich was third, and Ron Paul was fourth. Thatís not a field; thatís a therapy group.


<And...>

Yet the economic downturn was caused in part by shady business practices, runaway greed and outright dishonesty at the highest reaches of Americaís corporate community. Did Americans really want to elect the guy on the cover of the Monopoly box or throw him in jail?

So how does a wheeler-dealer financier like Romney gain the public trust? By refusing to release a meaningful number of his back tax returns! Just trust him, he says. Because we know the Masters of the Financial Universe are always trustworthy, donít we?


But wait. Does Romney trust his own vice presidential nominee? No, he does not. Romney demanded 10 years of Paul Ryanís back tax returns before he selected him. So why should we show Romney the trust he would not show his own running mate?

Ronald Reagan had a simple formula: ďTrust, but verify.Ē We are told to trust Romney about his tax records and his Swiss bank accounts and all the rest. But how do we verify? We canít.

And there is another thing that troubles me even though some dismiss it as trivial. I am still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid and cutting off his hair with a pair of scissors when they were in prep school. A ghetto kid does that and he gets booked for assault with a deadly weapon. But what does the son of a governor get? A law degree from Harvard.

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More: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81367.html










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Reply Wow... If You Missed Roger Simon's Piece... You Really Shouldn't... It's SCATHING... (Original post)
WillyT Sep 2012 OP
Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #1
IDemo Sep 2012 #2
progressoid Sep 2012 #4
MH1 Sep 2012 #15
ejbr Sep 2012 #13
Flatpicker Sep 2012 #22
TahitiNut Sep 2012 #23
Dread Pirate Roberts Sep 2012 #44
Duer 157099 Sep 2012 #5
TBF Sep 2012 #31
seabeyond Sep 2012 #3
calimary Sep 2012 #16
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2012 #6
WillyT Sep 2012 #8
Cali_Democrat Sep 2012 #7
winstars Sep 2012 #9
senseandsensibility Sep 2012 #25
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2012 #10
Hutzpa Sep 2012 #11
Ebadlun Sep 2012 #12
Honeycombe8 Sep 2012 #14
tavalon Sep 2012 #35
SunsetDreams Sep 2012 #17
Faygo Kid Sep 2012 #18
WillyT Sep 2012 #21
Indpndnt Sep 2012 #19
ClusterFreak Sep 2012 #20
madrchsod Sep 2012 #24
GeorgeGist Sep 2012 #26
tavalon Sep 2012 #36
LakeErieLiberal Sep 2012 #27
M_M Sep 2012 #28
riderinthestorm Sep 2012 #29
goclark Sep 2012 #30
WillyT Sep 2012 #32
Tigress DEM Sep 2012 #33
tavalon Sep 2012 #34
WillyT Sep 2012 #37
libodem Sep 2012 #38
duhneece Sep 2012 #39
duhneece Sep 2012 #40
tblue37 Sep 2012 #41
jsr Sep 2012 #42
EC Sep 2012 #43

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:29 PM

1. I love this line:

"The Romney campaign is skidding along on its axles and scraping its muffler. Soon it will be down to the dog on the roof."

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. (On the repub candidates): "Thatís not a field; thatís a therapy group. "

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. Thatís not a field; thatís a therapy group.

That was my fave!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

15. That was my favorite, too!

out of many good lines in that piece.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:25 PM

13. +1

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:58 PM

22. It's not

a therapy group; it's an axis of evil.

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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:04 PM

23. Absolutely best line of all. (Jon Stewart MIGHT quote that one!)


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Response to IDemo (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:30 PM

44. Every time I watched a republican debate...

it reminded me of this scene from One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.



You know, Dr. Tabor, Dr. Scanlon, Dr. Gingrich...The famous Dr. Gingrich, Dr. Santorum....

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:35 PM

5. That calls for a photoshop effort by someone

A pic of the runaway Romney bus grinding on it's axels, sparks flying, and Romney scrambling up to the top of the dog carrier on top

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:33 PM

31. That dog was smart - he ran away.

He knew exactly what he was dealing with.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. " still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid" that says it all about who this man is. also,

sticking kids face in butter for all to laugh.

it is mean.

it is a bully.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. I'm still bothered by that, too. Big-time. Told me EVERYTHING I needed to know about this putz.

I don't vote for bullies. EVER.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

6. ohhhh..you found a GOOD one there!

cutting and pasting and forwarding and..oh yeah...rec'ing.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:46 PM

8. I Thought So...






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:45 PM

7. K&R

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:13 PM

9. I had to click on the link to make sure it was not the Onion!!!

This is pretty funny, we are all here amazed because Roger Simon wrote this scathing piece on Mittens and we almost cannot believe it.

But then go to the comments section at Politico and Roger Simon is a: lefty loving friend of Barry whatever wrong last name they refer to my President as... And always has been... I had to stop reading after 20 or so comments because I felt the cooties coming down those internets tubes straight for my brain. But it is funny. Read them at your peril, maybe start running the shower or bath first so its good to go after diving in the comments.

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Response to winstars (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:25 PM

25. There are some supportive (of Simon) comments now.

It looks like about 50/50 or maybe even slightly more liberal.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:15 PM

10. Thatís not a field; thatís a therapy group

Yes, looking into local politics, I needed that!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

11. Nice! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:25 PM

12. He's right about Republican complacency

They really thought this was 1980. They thought all they had to do was show up and the economy would do their work for them.

They thought they'd be running against the Jimmy Carter of their imagination, a hapless one-termer. Rather than the campaign team that beat the Clintons, and the president that whacked the world's top terrorist. They actually believed their own shit.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:29 PM

14. Scathing is right. Is Simon liberal, anyway? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:31 AM

35. Truth does tend to have a liberal slant.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:34 PM

17. Holy Mitt! K&R

Thank you for sharing Willy

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:40 PM

18. Really like and respect Roger Simon. Most of Politico is garbage.

I'm sure he's being ripped by commentators over there, most of which - like at The Hill - make the FReepers look like decent folks.

Well, let's not go that far.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:54 PM

21. I Usually Respect Him For His Wonkiness...

In this case, I like him for his passion.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:52 PM

19. Brilliant and so, so true.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:53 PM

20. Bitch. Slap.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:06 PM

24. welllll....that pretty much sums it up does`t it!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:37 PM

26. Bad Seed.

"A ghetto kid does that and he gets booked for assault with a deadly weapon. But what does the son of a governor get? A law degree from Harvard."

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:32 AM

36. Silverspoon Sociopath

Didn't we put up with that long enough with Dumbya?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:45 PM

27. Wow. Scathing and spot on.

This needs to be a campaign ad. Imagine a middle class looking guy angrily looking into the camera saying "You know I voted for Reagan and he said 'trust, but verify.' Romney wants us to trust him but we can't verify"

Imagine a black guy from Cleveland angrily saying, "a young kid at Glenville cutting off a preppy Ignatius' hair with scissors is going to prison. Romney went to Harvard."

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:47 PM

28. Bru. TAL.

 

I love it!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:51 PM

29. Oh My! Love it! Bitch slap baby.... nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:04 PM

30. This really nails him

I am still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid and cutting off his hair with a pair of scissors when they were in prep school.


http://manfrombloomfieldhills.com/watch

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Response to goclark (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 10:34 PM

32. Exactly !!!

That tape finally showed us who he really was.

He didn't stutter... at all.




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:10 AM

33. Thatís not a field; thatís a therapy group.

Maybe he was feeling some stirrings himself and wanted to remove the kid's "POWER" over him.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81367.html
<snip>
And there is another thing that troubles me even though some dismiss it as trivial. I am still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid and cutting off his hair with a pair of scissors when they were in prep school. A ghetto kid does that and he gets booked for assault with a deadly weapon. But what does the son of a governor get? A law degree from Harvard.



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:29 AM

34. Wow, I need a cigarette

and I don't even smoke!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

37. Morning Kick !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:41 PM

38. excellent

Loved this!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:49 PM

39. R attacking & cutting off hair

"...And there is another thing that troubles me even though some dismiss it as trivial. I am still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid and cutting off his hair with a pair of scissors when they were in prep school..."

That's the line that got me.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:20 PM

40. R attacking & cutting off hair

"...And there is another thing that troubles me even though some dismiss it as trivial. I am still bothered by Romney attacking that gay kid and cutting off his hair with a pair of scissors when they were in prep school..."

That's the line that got me.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:17 PM

41. ". . . down to the dog on the roof." LOL--love that one! nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:22 PM

42. Great article.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:50 PM

43. Isn't it the same thing

as those guys that were ON TRIAL for cutting the beards off the Amish guys?

Oh and on edit: A friend said the same thing just last week that she was bothered by someone that puts his dog on the roof and holds down a guy to cut his hair. She also said it was really disturbing that he'd dress up like a cop and pull women over for kicks.

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