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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 AM

I see no reason for Obama to sit down with Romney

There has been talk about Obama sitting down with Romney to discuss solutions for the upcoming actions on the debt and taxes.
Given Romney's obnoxious statements yesterday, I see nothing he can offer to the debate.
He now has written off 51% of the population (up from 47%).
What a arrogant twit.

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Reply I see no reason for Obama to sit down with Romney (Original post)
edhopper Nov 2012 OP
seabeyond Nov 2012 #1
magical thyme Nov 2012 #5
seabeyond Nov 2012 #7
lalalu Nov 2012 #2
cali Nov 2012 #4
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #9
smirkymonkey Nov 2012 #16
lalalu Nov 2012 #25
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #42
lalalu Nov 2012 #48
treestar Nov 2012 #15
randome Nov 2012 #17
lalalu Nov 2012 #20
edhopper Nov 2012 #22
randome Nov 2012 #26
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #43
lalalu Nov 2012 #19
missann Nov 2012 #30
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #3
edhopper Nov 2012 #6
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #38
Generic Other Nov 2012 #8
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #10
Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #11
gravity Nov 2012 #12
democraticinsurgent Nov 2012 #14
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #18
edhopper Nov 2012 #24
gravity Nov 2012 #32
edhopper Nov 2012 #36
Puzzledtraveller Nov 2012 #27
treestar Nov 2012 #13
AzDar Nov 2012 #21
dembotoz Nov 2012 #23
randome Nov 2012 #28
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 2012 #34
closeupready Nov 2012 #29
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #31
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #33
edhopper Nov 2012 #37
CakeGrrl Nov 2012 #39
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #47
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #46
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #35
Blue_Roses Nov 2012 #40
edhopper Nov 2012 #41
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #44
edhopper Nov 2012 #49
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #45

Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM

1. what did he say yesterday? and fuck him. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:48 AM

5. we voted for Prez O over him because the Prez gave us gifts. nt

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:50 AM

7. oh... what an ass. well, that is why i was seeing those titles. thanks. two days after

the election someone was talking about romney and what he thought. i told hubby.... i thought we were done listening to his shit. and i meant it. havent paid a bit of attention to the ass. he is done.

thanks

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM

2. This is old school gloating.

 

Have your enemy come to your turf, let him see you sitting in your splendor, and then rub it in that ultimately the decisions are yours. President Obama is secretly part gangster.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 AM

4. Oh, no it's not. Romney's vile, racist spewing yesterday

would make his being invited to the WH a slap in the face to all of us who supported Obama.

And your comment about President Obama being "secretly part gangster" is a disgusting wingnut meme that shouldn't be repeated here.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. Thanks cali for calling it what it is

Not only for Obama's supporters - but for a (are we allowed to say it) a black/minority President - it's a "sit down and shut up 'boy' " move. I do not want that piece of shit anywhere near the President of the United States. He has zero worth and isn't fit to be invited to the White House.

My hatred is showing. Don't care. He earned my hate.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:01 AM

16. +1000

There is no possible reason for Obama to speak with Romney EVER again.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:13 AM

25. The boy will be Romney and that's what you don't get.

 

As a black man who has faced racism the president knows that this would actually be a humbling moment for Romney. Nothing will hurt Romney more than having to publicly face the fact that President Obama still owns that seat and Romney couldn't change it.

Racists like Romney can't stand having to walk into a room where the boss is black. Some of us know exactly what President Obama is doing.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:04 PM

42. I'm black

He's not good enough to be around him.

Maybe I'm showing my North East upbringing - but I don't associate or play nice with 'those' people. I just don't.

My father did as a young boy, my grandfather HAD to, his father HAD to (Jim Crow South). . . Those days are over.

You do/say everything but call me a n-bomb - you don't get my time or attention. There are millions of other caucasian people in this country who aren't assholes . . . my mother, my husband, folks at DU, etc. etc.

And trust me - if the shoe were on the other foot - no waaaaaaaaaay Romeny would invited him into his 'white' House.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #42)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:56 PM

48. I was born, raised, and live in New Jersey so

 

I know how this works. I know the northeast very well and I know how people are made to pay homage to who is in charge.This what is done to show who is in control. Telling Romney he MAY come to the White House and will be ALLOWED to speak to the man in charge is a blow to Romney's ego.

Nothing infuriates a racist more than having to walk in the room and know the boss is black and there is not a damn thing they can do about it.

President Obama is saying to Romney I can be gracious because I already kicked your A-- and I am still the president B. That will be humiliating for Romney.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:00 AM

15. Quit looking for an excuse to feel "slapped in the face."

geez. Obama is not our puppet. He is President of the people who didn't vote for him and now that he does not have to face another campaign, is smart to try to get some support from them or at least look reasonable and as if he took their views into account. That they wouldn't do so in the reverse case is a reflection on their poor characters.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:03 AM

17. You emasculate your enemies by being kind to them.

I don't see anything wrong with Obama meeting with Romney. Probably nothing will come of it but it makes it look like he holds no grudges. He shouldn't because, like it or not, we still need Republicans in the House.

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Response to randome (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:08 AM

20. Thank You

 

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Response to randome (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:08 AM

22. I didn't say he shouldn't sit down wit the GOP

But the ones who actually were elected.
I think there should be consequences for Romney saying the things he did.
He should not be afforded the prestige a one on one meeting in the WH would give him.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:16 AM

26. Yeah, he's scum, all right.

And a lot of Republicans are only too happy to spurn him. But being a politician means playing politics and I don't see anything wrong with this.

At least Obama can say, "I met with the leader of the opposition." Forget that he was never that except in the most transitory way, it's the image that counts.

And sure, I sort of agree with you that there is another, less useful image involved with Romney, that of giving personal time to an imbecile and a racist.

Still, politics is a funny business.

And emasculating Romney emasculates the GOP itself in a subtler way.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:05 PM

43. Exactly

He's not an elected official. He doesn't even pay his taxes. So it's not like he's even a GOOD citizen.

I have a caveat - have him over - but have the IRS there too.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:07 AM

19. Well aren't you hysterical.

 

So i guess Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are wingnuts? Many have made the same joke and btw President Obama has stated his favorite movie is the Godfather II. He liked the way they treated their enemies.

It is not a slap in the face to us and if you really knew about racism then you would know it is a slap in the face to Romney. Seeing a reelected President Obama still sitting in the White House would be a sting.

Seriously, i don't need a lecture from you about racism. I have lived it just like President Obama.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

30. Not so wingnut

Perhaps the poster should have written "gangsta" with an "a". It's an expression to describe a cunning, assertive approach. Kinda like the "Please proceed" bit - innocuous at first glance, but oh so gangsta.

This can be another one of PBO's teachable moments. Without saying much, he'll twist the knife even further into Romney. He already hates the thought of BO as President. Having to sit and have a respectful dialogue with PBO? Utter torture after his behavior in the debates.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:44 AM

3. This is all right wing propaganda to get their candidate and their needs met.

It is bullshit. The President doesn't need to sit down with this sore loser - PERIOD!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:48 AM

6. i wish it were

But Obama has welcomed him to come.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/14/obama-hopes-to-talk-with-romney-this-year/

“My hope is before the end of the year we have a chance to sit down and down and talk,” Obama said at an afternoon press conference. “What I want to do is get ideas from him and see if there are ways we can work together.”

Mr. President, he has insulted you and those that voted for you. we don't need any of Romney's ideas.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:34 AM

38. "What I want to do is get ideas from him and see if there are ways we can work together.”

Please tell me President Obama isn't that dense.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:50 AM

8. Like Bush sat down with Gore?

Oh yeah. That didn't happen!

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:53 AM

10. No sitting down with him

and no republicans in the cabinet.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:54 AM

11. I think that crack about "nobody needs to ask where's my birth certificate" ...

is all the excuse Obama needs to tell him to fuck off.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:56 AM

12. It won't hurt Obama one bit if he sat down with Romney.

Romney might be an arrogant twit, but it doesn't mean everyone who voted for him is a rabid Tea Partier.

Sitting down with Romney will look good in the eyes of moderate Republicans and independent voters. It will give Obama political capital to pursue his agenda against the Republican House.

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Response to gravity (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:59 AM

14. Well said, Gravity

One of the great things about Obama is that he is always able to be the bigger person. Never stoops to the gutter level of his opponents. Continuing that high moral ground does indeed give him more to work with.

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Response to gravity (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:04 AM

18. And I believe this is what Pres. Obama is considering, also.

If this is what it takes to get a civil conversation going between the parties, then do it. If his efforts are rebuffed, then he can just ignore them and work on his/our agenda.

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Response to gravity (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 AM

24. I don't think it will hurt Obama either

but I think it will benefit Romney.
I and i think there should be a price to pay for saying such condescending, obnoxious things.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:46 AM

32. Romney is irrelevant

He has lost the race and has no political power. We should focus on how it will benefits Obama and his agenda.

I think it is fine if Republicans benefit when working with Obama. We should punish those who obstruct the president, not those who are willing to sit down with him.

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Response to gravity (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:25 AM

36. I think insulting Obama

and those that voted for him should take you off that list.

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Response to gravity (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 AM

27. Exactly

For the reasons you state and also the fact that President Obama is a class act, why would we want him not to be?

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:58 AM

13. The only reason I can think of

Is to get a bit less opposition from the people who voted for R$. To show he will listen to them, by proxy. Though it will only work for a small part of them. A very small, tiny part of them. Well, it may not be worth it. But it can't hurt.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:08 AM

21. I think lying asswipes like Romney should be marginalized like the dangerous idiots they are...

He has no power or purpose.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:08 AM

23. show him the chair he will never sit in

offer to make him abassador to one of those south sea islands that is slowly being swallowed by the ocean

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:20 AM

28. I can see Obama walking into the meeting room...

...wearing a nightshade, ear plugs and with a clothespin on his nose. He shakes hands with Romney then feels his way out of the room.

Meeting over!!

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Response to randome (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 AM

34. LOL!

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:21 AM

29. I don't think Obama does either - yesterday, I giggled

when he responded to that question, "I think Gov. Romney did an excellent job ... with the Olympics." It wasn't a joke, but I think it was an attempt to subtly downplay the idea that Romney can really contribute anything to the Democratic agenda going forward. Obama, ever the class act, did this politely, even though of course, Romney will never be what one can call "a class act", unless that class is low.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:25 AM

31. I agree

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:50 AM

33. And neither does the President, I'm sure

But he's being the statesman and the better person.

I wonder why people get caught up in these strategic political gestures as if they imply that POTUS is capitulating? I thought there'd be more savvy about this.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:27 AM

37. I am not sure you get my point.

I am not talking about this hurting Obama.
I am saying that after what Romney said yesterday, he should not be rewarded.
He has lost his right to be in the political debate.
And since he has no real political power, he has nothing to offer.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:52 AM

39. All he said yesterday underscores what he's BEEN saying throughout the campaign

It's not as if it was hunky dory before he said that.

Romney has NEVER been fit to contribute ideas to moving the country forward.

But this "visit" will neutralize the Romney campaign whining, who will whine that POTUS never engages the RW (which we know is a total lie, but they'll work it nonetheless). And when the MSM tries to parrot that same crap, they'll have, once again, no foundation for the lie that they're helping the RW to spread.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #39)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:20 PM

47. Romney fucking lost

 

Obama doesnt need to "engage" racists and greedy assholes.

What in the hell are you blabbering on about?

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:18 PM

46. Did Bush offer to sit down with Democrats and discuss their ideas and solutions?

 

Obama is foolish to sit down with a greedy hateful racist like Romney.

Appeasement of right wing assholes only emboldens them.

Obama has a mandate to move this country away from greed and racism. To sit down with a man who put his dog on the roof of his car and shoved his own childs face into a plate of butter is disturbing.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:55 AM

35. "Hey Mitt, do you want to sit in the chair to see how it feels?" nt

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:10 PM

40. I don't think it will ever happen...

Romney thinks he's above this. If he can't be the one in charge,then he takes his ball and goes home.

Besides,how can any "ideas" Romney presents to the president be taken literally? The following day his "idea" will have changed.

I think President Obama is just being gracious in the face of Romney's humiliating loss. Thank-goodness!

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Response to Blue_Roses (Reply #40)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:47 PM

41. And Romney is being

an obnoxious buffoon in the face of his defeat.

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:08 PM

44. Sorry you wrote sit! I saw an extra "h", damned political dyslexai

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #44)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:27 PM

49. LOL

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Response to edhopper (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:11 PM

45. Me either. That ass has nothing to contribute.

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