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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:28 PM

Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: 'I Never Thought I'd See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon

By Stephen Stills
October 29, 2012 12:35 PM E


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Let's take a look at recent history. When was Black Friday? When did the Dow drop 800 points? When was the big heist when all the bank stimulus money was given out with no accountability?


Watching Mitt Romney and the Republicans campaigning right now, you'd never know all these things happened during the Bush administration. They speak as if the economy collapsed the day Obama was sworn into office.

Right now, the Dow is at 13,000. It was below 8,000 when the president took office. Job growth is rising. Unemployment is dropping. We desperately need to stay the course with this president.

At the second debate, somebody asked how Bush and Romney differ. I'll give you the answer: Romney's taller, Mormon and a little smarter and meaner. That's about it. I couldn't believe how he acted at that debate. He's a churlish little prick. At least Bush was affable. I don't care if it's a debate and you're running for office. It's not right to be that rude to the President of the United States, let alone anybody else. Also, you don't get offended when you get corrected. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has been inside the bubble all his life. He has no idea what's going on here. He has no idea how descructive Bush's eight years were to this country.

18 Ways Mitt Romney Is Just Like George W. Bush

After running for years as a hard-right conservative, Romney is sprinting to the center in the final days of the campaign. This shouldn't surprise anyone. He cast himself as a moderate back when he became Governor of Massachusetts. He'll be whatever he thinks he has to be in order to win. He is just raw ambition with no real ideology. Great, he's got ambition. I have the ambition to play quarterback for the New York Jets. It's not gonna happen.

Many people don't understand the obstacles the Republican party has put in the way of President Obama. From day one, they've refused to let him govern. What is the value of the perpetual filibuster? You don't get anything done at all. Mitt's been calling for that since the first day. So we have watered down versions of everything Obama asked for. But the second term will get better. Even Bill Clinton, in the face of all that Ken Starr nonsense, managed to get a lot done in his second term.

I feel like I'm watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles all of the characters are there. At last, Obama found the Waco Kid. That's Bill Clinton. Karl Rove is Hedley Lamarr, and the Republican caucus is the guys from the fire scene. They're all in there. I swear.



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Reply Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: 'I Never Thought I'd See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
jsmirman Oct 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #3
SalviaBlue Oct 2012 #2
freshwest Oct 2012 #4
edhopper Oct 2012 #5
Bake Oct 2012 #6
11 Bravo Oct 2012 #7
magical thyme Oct 2012 #13
bongbong Oct 2012 #8
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #11
bongbong Oct 2012 #17
Paladin Oct 2012 #9
warrprayer Oct 2012 #10
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #12
warrprayer Oct 2012 #14
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #15
warrprayer Oct 2012 #16
madokie Oct 2012 #18
panader0 Oct 2012 #19
Wernothelpless Nov 2012 #20
AzDar Nov 2012 #21

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. Whole article is worth reading

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:41 PM

3. Yes it is

CSNY were and are my 'heroes'
during the Nixon years and beyond

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. "I feel like I'm watching a long, drawn-out version of Blazing Saddles"

Yea, I called it Bazzaro World. Others say its a Twighlight Zone. I think we all agree, anyone who would vote for Rmoney is batshit crazy.

Good article. Thanks.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. Excellent read. And I feel the same way.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:53 PM

5. "Tin soldiers and Romney coming"

In o-Hi-O.

Indeed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:08 PM

6. Stephen Stills -- STILL relevant and true after all these years!

And still a helluva guitarist and singer!

Bake

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:10 PM

7. Smarter? I don't see it. Meaner? Well, that one is obvious.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:55 PM

13. smarter than W. And the meaner is not so obvious, seeing as W

stuck firecrackers into frog's anuses and blew them up.

Both mean-spirited, sadistic thugs.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. Amazing talents - C, S, Y (and kinda N)

 

Three of them are still producing great music, and Stills is in the top 100 guitarist list of RS (as flawed as that list is)

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Response to bongbong (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:50 PM

11. RS Top 100 Guitarists?

You mean the one that included Ike Turner and didn't include Joanie Baez?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:34 PM

17. Well...

 

I don't want to get into a music fan war, but I *can* see why Ike was put in. He was a pioneering blues-rock guitarist from the early days. I'm as angry about what he did to Tina (and other women) as anybody, but should that take his name off the list? Perhaps, I probably would have, but I can see why they put him on.

Remember, if you read my post you'd see I noted that list was "flawed". All I used it for was pointing out that Stills is an amazing technical guitarist, skills that mostly get forgotten in light of his songwriting, composing, arranging, and singing work.

As for Baez, she was a great singer songwriter and folkie, one of the best, but was she a master guitarist? I don't know enough of her work to judge.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:15 PM

9. Bless You, Mr. Stills.


From an old-timer who's been a fan of yours since your Buffalo Springfield days........

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:19 PM

10. Good old Stephen

Saw him last June with Crosby and Nash. Steve still can blow a crowd out of their socks with his guitar. Despite his health problems, Crosbys vocals were pure audio honey. And Nash, though he can no longer hit the tenor notes that earned him the nick "razor throat", was in perfect harmony.

I read Stills was once a democratic delegate.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 05:53 PM

12. They played here this past summer.

I blinked and tickets were sold out. Grrrr. I was fortunate to see lots of great great, legendary bands in L.A. in the 60's - the 80's but I always manage to miss CSN(Y).

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

14. It was like

... "head for hippy land"







"Like all four members of CSNY, Stills has long been involved in liberal causes and politics. In 2000, Stills served as a member of the Democratic credentials committee from Florida during the Democratic National Convention, and was an actual delegate in previous years.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Stills#Personal_life

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:12 PM

15. Oh, that was painful.

LOL! I remember TV trying so hard to relate to young people, modernize and remain relevant and getting it SO. WRONG. This is a real good example. (groan) Good music though. I was a big Buffalo Springfield fan.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:14 PM

16. I wish they would

start trying to relate and remain relevant instead of becoming the corporate cesspool they are now!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:45 PM

18. I've been a Stephen Stills fan for a long long time

Like forever

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 07:51 PM

19. Christie is Mongo??

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:18 PM

20. Kick ...

Rock on, Mr. Stills ...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:24 PM

21. Completely agree.

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