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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:46 PM

THE TEN FEMALES WHO COST MITT ROMNEY THE PRESIDENCY

The ten females who cost Mitt Romney the presidency

Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2012, 11:57 am by GottaLaff

· Michele Bachmann. Mitt had to draft on her right wing to win the primary battle and when he tried to tack back to the center appeared not to be the Washington Outsider he claimed, but a typical politician with the core values of a hollowed out chocolate Easter Bunny. With really good hair.
· Newly elected US Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. A state the former Governor lost by 23 points. Proof positive the man arouses the enduring passion of a broken garden rake.
· Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who took foreign policy off the table making the entire election about the economy which kept getting better, gol darn it. And who can forget her husband. He certainly won’t let us.
· Sandra Fluke who gave a face to the GOP’s Paleolithic Bronze Age attitudes towards women, further exacerbated by the fact that no man in the party could seemingly shut up about it.
· Michelle Obama who is just darn likable. As is her husband. A stark contrast to Romney’s cyborg demeanor and obvious discomfort around members of the human species.
· Superstorm Sandy for providing the opportunity for the President to look Presidential and for he and Chris Christie to French kiss on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk crystallizing the concept that bipartisanship is not the saddest word. That’s “goodbye.”
· Ann Romney who would have made a simply terrific first lady. For Dwight D. Eisenhower.
· Candy Crowley who single-handedly halted Romney’s momentum in the second debate by speaking way above her pay grade. Don’t you hate it when the help speaks out of turn?
· All the Wal-Mart Moms, who never really understood that whole Cayman Islands bank account thing marking him not as the poster child for the 1%, but as the poster child for the .0001% of the 1%.
· And the last female responsible for Romney’s loss; Rafalca the 15-year old mare who, while wearing the Romney silks in Olympic Dressage, failed to make the medal round and was probably shipped home strapped to the fuselage of a 747. Seriously, Mitt. Dressage?
http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/11/11/the-ten-females-who-cost-mitt-romney-the-presidency/
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Reply THE TEN FEMALES WHO COST MITT ROMNEY THE PRESIDENCY (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 2012 OP
CountAllVotes Nov 2012 #1
MissMarple Nov 2012 #2
CountAllVotes Nov 2012 #4
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #5
CountAllVotes Nov 2012 #16
MADem Nov 2012 #11
MissMarple Nov 2012 #17
MADem Nov 2012 #18
blueamy66 Nov 2012 #22
MADem Nov 2012 #26
blueamy66 Nov 2012 #28
baldguy Nov 2012 #21
snooper2 Nov 2012 #24
ConnorMarc Nov 2012 #25
lapislzi Nov 2012 #29
ConnorMarc Nov 2012 #30
LuvLoogie Nov 2012 #3
calimary Nov 2012 #6
LuvLoogie Nov 2012 #9
Cha Nov 2012 #20
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #7
MADem Nov 2012 #8
LAGC Nov 2012 #10
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #13
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #12
Bucky Nov 2012 #14
etherealtruth Nov 2012 #15
Cha Nov 2012 #19
dww38984 Nov 2012 #23
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #27
lindysalsagal Nov 2012 #31
Aristus Nov 2012 #32

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:51 PM

1. Poor old Rafalca!

Poor old girl. I hope that she is retired soon so she doesn't have to put up with any more abuse from sick these animal abusers that opt to drug her up, esp. given her age!



Rafalca!

Why must people opt to drug up an old mare? I don't get it and I hope I never will "get it".

May Seamus RIP in the meantime.



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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. The dressage bit is NOT funny. Many horse owners participate in it AND many are not wealthy.

And some of them are Democrats. They do it because they love it.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:01 PM

4. and some do it for ...

The same reason as Ann RMoney. Greed, greed, greed and oh yeah, all of the money that might go with it sadly.

I hope that there are not too many that fit this category.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:15 PM

5. I can't imagine winning a dresage competition carries a big purse. I think it's

one of those sports where if you don't ride and take care of your horse yourself, you buy a horse and hire managers and riders etc. just to show people how much money you have to throw around.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:10 PM

16. it is not a little dog you carry in your purse

However, the idea is the same with the animal involved. To seek the approval and admiration of other humans around you based on how great of an animal one may have; sort of like a white horse or white buffalo analogy if you care to go crazy w/this thing.

Still the same, I do not approve of drugging up animals if not medically indicated.

So much for the "managers".

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:03 PM

11. I thought it was emblematic.

Most people who own those horses ARE wealthy. The riders and the caretakers may not be, but those "champeen" horsies cost a pretty penny. How many Olympic level horsies are owned by poor folk? I'll bet the answer is none.

I couldn't afford this kind of money--I don't know many who can:

http://www.graemont.com/understanding.php
http://www.graemont.com/for_sale_virtual.php

http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-dressage-cost-expensive-olympics-ann-rafalca-horse-2012-8

According to Gorenstein, a dressage-trained horse can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000, but that's just the beginning.
The uniform can also cost upwards of $12,000. Here's the breakdown:
The shadbelly coat: $879.
The top hat: $400.
Britches: $379.
Gloves: $62.
Silk tie: $100.
Custom boots: $1,000.
"That doesn't include anything for the horse, like a saddle," Gorenstein said....


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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:56 AM

17. I know some of these folks. Making fun of dressage is silly and nonproductive.

It's like making fun of Ted Kennedy's sailboats. And your numbers are just unrealistic for many horse people.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:36 AM

18. They aren't my numbers.

Ted Kennedy's sailboat isn't a living thing and it didn't compete in the Olympics. I don't recall Ted Kennedy taking a tax deduction for his sailboat, either.

I don't think making fun of dressage is silly or unproductive in the slightest --it is, as I said, emblematic of how out-of-touch Money BooBoo and Queen Annie are with the rest of the nation. If it were silly or unproductive, we wouldn't have so much wonderful humor about Rafalca to enjoy as a consequence of this election--it was an "easy mock" for the average citizen. I've lived all over the world. I've met people from all walks of life and all cultures in my long life. I don't know ANYONE who engages in the practice of dressage. It just is not "common" no matter how much you might want to pretend otherwise.

Just because the rare person--and they are, like it or not, rare--who is not rich is able to engage in this "sport" with horses that aren't "good enough" to make the Olympic grade--that doesn't make these poorer people the norm when it comes to this hobby, and I didn't see any poor folks at the Olympics competing and winning. Rich people shipped their horsies to London, not poor people. Rich people outfitted their horsies and their paid riders in fancy outfits, not home-made, "affordable" get-ups.

It's a rich person's amusement. Those horses cost more than most people make in a year.

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:20 AM

22. we just wore Wranglers and boots

and a t-shirt and ran like the wind

But then I rode western, not english. Nothing like barrel racing to get your heart beating.

We smoked cigs that we stole from the dairy hands and bought 10 cent bottles of soda from the cotton gin.

I cannot even fathom riding a dressage horse.

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Response to blueamy66 (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:59 PM

26. I'd love to see some barrel racing at the Olympics! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:09 PM

28. I believe that barrel racing is much harder than jumping over stuff...

IMHO, there is more work by the rider than the horse in barrel racing. And my horse didn't cost me $60K!

To each his/her own......but I believe it's alot harder for a rider to stay on a horse running its ass off than just trotting and jumping.....and I've "jumped" over stuff on a horse before - cause the horse wanted to, not me

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:18 AM

21. Like a lot of sport, for most of the participants it's their life.

For the Romneys, they're merely dilettantes with many tons of money - and this is a very expensive hobby.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:56 PM

24. lots of folks will always think dancing horses are funny

LOL




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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:58 PM

25. Can You Run The Cost of Maintaining One Of Those Dressage Horses By Me Again?

I don't have the figures in front of me right now.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:39 PM

29. Anything to do with horses is not cheap.

I would guess that dressage ranks second to polo in the expenses department. I lived on a farm whose owners, a family, were all dressage riders. They owned five thoroughbreds, and other horses for training. It was a full-time job for the mom, whose passion it was.

The equipment, the tack, the food, the maintenance, the grooming, and the medical expenses of the horses were astronomically expensive, as was the riding gear.

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Response to lapislzi (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:28 PM

30. Thank You...That's What I Thought

So how does that square away with the statement that MissMarple made about owning/having Dressage horses and not being wealthy.

I'm not too bright, but to me it just doesn't add up.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:55 PM

3. Stephanie Cutter

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:16 PM

6. ELEVEN females who cost myth wrongney the presidency!

I salute them ALL!!!!!

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:59 PM

9. I think that there were like 33 Million women all together!

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:11 AM

20. Yes! Our Stephanie~ "55% of Women Voting" for Obama..thought I'd

throw that into the mix.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:27 PM

7. k&R

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:49 PM

8. Insult to Mamie Eisenhower...IMO! She put up with a ton of shit!

Queen Annie would have probably kicked Ike's ass and given him three heart attacks...!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:02 PM

10. No Ann Coulter?

Her endorsement early on was pretty much the death knell of his entire campaign.

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Response to LAGC (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:06 PM

13. +1 nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:04 PM

12. And the NINE Republican men that lost their elections, but helped Obama win the women vote



Richard Murdock (IN) - (Even pregnancy from rape something "God intended")
Joe Walsh (IL) - (No Abortion 'Without Exception,' Even Rape and Incest)
Todd Akin (MO) - (If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down)
John Koster (WA) - ('The Rape Thing' Does Not Excuse Abortions)
Roscoe Bartlett (MD) - ("Very Few Pregnancies as a Result of Rape")
Tom Smith (PA) - (Pregnancy From Rape Similar To 'Having A Baby Out Of Wedlock')
Rick Berg (ND)
John McGovern (VT)
Roger Rivard (WI-assembly) - (Some Girls Rape Easy)


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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:08 PM

14. Which is it--paleolithic or bronze age? I can't be both, dammit

For the record, women in the Paleolithic Era probably had a great deal more social equality than the women of the Bronze Age.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:09 PM

15. I would put Ann Romney at the top of that list

She is simply offensive.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:06 AM

19. Wow..that's some good observations by GottaLaff! The Dem Women

are Strong and even Ann helped who I think would have made a good wife for Attila the Hun.

Thank you for this, sheshe

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:46 PM

23. Cutter, Smoot and O'Malley Dillon

Stephanie Cutter was superb, but Obama also had two other exceptional talents in important roles who just happened to be women on our side: Julianna Smoot and Jen O'Malley Dillon. All three of them deserve to be on any top 10 list of women important in this victory.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 01:02 PM

27. And there's his binder full of women. Just not like he described it.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:01 PM

31. YOU FORGOT ME!

I think it had to do with many of us....

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:07 PM

32. If Sandra Fluke desires a quiet life away from an often harsh spotlight,

no one can blame her. But we'll be losing a highly intelligent, and very attractive, spokeswoman.

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