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Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:09 PM

RMoney at Ford Field: MY WIFE DRIVES ‘A COUPLE OF CADILLACS’

ROMNEY: MY WIFE DRIVES ‘A COUPLE OF CADILLACS’ | Mitt Romney’s speech this afternoon to the Detroit Economic Club at Ford Field started off poorly with an embarrassingly below-capacity crowd and only got worse when he made a couple of awkward gaffes towards the end. First, he repeated his bizarre and widely-mocked line about liking Michigan because “the trees are the right height.” Then, he played into the out-of-touch patrician narrative he’s trying to shed when he said his wife drives not one, but “a couple of Cadillacs.” Watch it:



http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/02/24/432238/rommney-wife-cadillacs/









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Reply RMoney at Ford Field: MY WIFE DRIVES ‘A COUPLE OF CADILLACS’ (Original post)
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 OP
hifiguy Feb 2012 #1
monmouth Feb 2012 #8
hifiguy Feb 2012 #21
monmouth Feb 2012 #42
hifiguy Feb 2012 #45
monmouth Feb 2012 #47
morningfog Feb 2012 #12
etherealtruth Feb 2012 #34
Carla in Sequim Feb 2012 #57
surrealAmerican Feb 2012 #60
FarLeftFist Feb 2012 #62
RedEarth Feb 2012 #2
YvonneCa Feb 2012 #20
librechik Feb 2012 #3
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #14
librechik Feb 2012 #22
Arkansas Granny Feb 2012 #4
Ruby the Liberal Feb 2012 #25
Raine Feb 2012 #54
sarge43 Feb 2012 #5
aquart Feb 2012 #61
sarge43 Feb 2012 #66
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #6
sarge43 Feb 2012 #15
Arkansas Granny Feb 2012 #28
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #7
beac Feb 2012 #36
morningfog Feb 2012 #9
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #10
alphafemale Feb 2012 #44
Fuzz Feb 2012 #13
morningfog Feb 2012 #17
TheEuclideanOne Feb 2012 #67
Sheepshank Feb 2012 #16
Sheepshank Feb 2012 #18
karynnj Feb 2012 #35
Hutzpa Feb 2012 #11
bongbong Feb 2012 #19
Happyhippychick Feb 2012 #23
Warren DeMontague Feb 2012 #24
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #26
Uncle Joe Feb 2012 #33
sinkingfeeling Feb 2012 #27
The Genealogist Feb 2012 #29
NoGOPZone Feb 2012 #30
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #31
TheCowsCameHome Feb 2012 #32
beac Feb 2012 #37
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #40
joeybee12 Feb 2012 #38
SalviaBlue Feb 2012 #39
tanyev Feb 2012 #41
Rex Feb 2012 #43
alphafemale Feb 2012 #46
Whisp Feb 2012 #48
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #49
Whisp Feb 2012 #50
Fawke Em Feb 2012 #51
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #55
Paladin Feb 2012 #52
JNathanK Feb 2012 #53
ProSense Feb 2012 #56
sandyj999 Feb 2012 #58
marlakay Feb 2012 #59
aquart Feb 2012 #63
Initech Feb 2012 #64
SunsetDreams Feb 2012 #65
L. Coyote Feb 2012 #68

Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:14 PM

1. Willard has to be the most tone-deaf SOB that

has ever run for the presidency. It boggles the mind.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

8. I swear I was about to type exactly the same thing. i don't think he listens to critics or even

reads about himself in the news. He has surrounded himself with deaf and blind people..

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Response to monmouth (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

21. Tricky Dick Nixon was the most wooden and insincere

pol I can remember and even he would never have said something this monumentally dumb. Rmoney makes the Trickster look almost as smooth and sharp as Bill Clinton can be at his best.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:14 PM

42. Are you old enough to remember the Trickster referring to Pat's cloth coat? OMG, it was

hilarious. All I could think of was Sinatra's "The Lady Is A Tramp"..."She don't wear diamonds and pearls." He was trying so hard to be the ordinary guy, total fail...LOL..

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Response to monmouth (Reply #42)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:48 PM

45. That was before my time, but I have seen

video of the Checkers Speech and read about it in many books. At least Nixon wasn't lying about the coat, though he was lying through his teeth about the slush fund, which was a somewhat open secret even then.

I was old enough (17) to sit in the living room with my dad (a union mechanic all of his working life until he was injured) when ole' Dick resigned. My dad's comment? "Good riddance to that goddam crook!" Years later I read the famous quote of Harry Truman's:

"Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in."

Harry knew what was what, didn't he?

Watergate was my real political coming of age, though RFK was my hero at age 11-12.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #45)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:00 PM

47. Dad has Nixon absolutely correct. God what a smarmy creep he was, JFK was my "coming out"

as a democrat to my repub family. Mom didn't talk to me until Christmas the year he was elected...Bwahaha, lord what great days they were.

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

12. With all his money, you'd think he would hire a decent campaign staff.

He seems to be surrounded by amateurs and idiots. Who is writing his speeches? Who is booking a huge stadium for a crowd of about a thousand? Who is giving this guy advice???

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

34. I am sure his campaign has hired competent folk ....

... I envision staff trying to shoot Romney with tranquilizer darts whenever he speaks extemporaneously!

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:56 PM

57. I completely agree!

No respectable campaign manager would look at this and say "Yeah, this will be great". Wow! Add this epic fail strategy to the list of screwups from his staff. But then, we have the candidate himself reminding us how many cars his family needs for all the mansions. Wow again!
Also add that he fired the debate coach that had better prepared him because he took a little credit.
To say that the next staff meeting will be a bit tense and awkward is an understatement.
Keep the crazy coming, Romney. It is so fun to watch.

A bet from Romney to Perry $10,000.00
Two cadillacs $150,000.00
Obama 2008 stadium compared to Romney stadium.....priceless

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:25 PM

60. My guess would be that he can't tell the difference between ...

... good staffers, and incompetent ones.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:29 PM

62. Meanwhile, Obama says he paid $500 for his first car. Romney is COMPLETELY out of touch.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

2. He's completely out of touch

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Response to RedEarth (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

20. Completely. My only car has...

...over 200,000 miles on it. Mitt has HOW MANY cars?

I don't mind him having as many as he can afford...but to make a comment like that is ridiculous.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

3. he should have driven onto the field in one of his Mustang Convertibles

boy, they sure missed an opportunity there...

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:29 PM

14. He wanted to but decided against the Convertible

because there was nowhere for Seamus to ride.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:46 PM

22. lol!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:20 PM

4. From now on, when someone says something this clueless, we should refer to it as

"Pulling a Romney". Does he even realize how these statements sound to the average American voter?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

25. I honestly think he has no idea

It is mind boggling to say the least.

He has been in his ivory tower for so long that he doesn't even know how to pretend to relate to people.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

54. He can't even fake sincerity ... PATHETIC! Sometimes I'm actually embarassed for him.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:21 PM

5. We need a political sub category for the Darwin Awards

Rmoney certainly would be a contender.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:27 PM

61. Personally, I consider that a DUzy contender.

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Response to aquart (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 06:51 AM

66. Thank you

I think it should be called The Weiner, that moment of stupid when campaign or career is self screwed right out of existence.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

6. Like saying "I sail a couple of my own yachts" or

"I manage a couple of my own banks". He seems to be trying to impress us with the fact that his wife drives her own car. What'll you bet that the chauffeur is the one who usually drives them. And why does his wife have TWO caddies? Could it be that she keeps them at separate mansions?

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

15. Maybe it's code for

"This isn't Saudi Arabia. We let our women drive."

Who knows with him. If a thought ever tried to cross his mind, it probably died of thirst.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:09 PM

28. That has to be one of the best put downs I have ever heard.

I can just picture a poor thought trying to cross that wasteland, gasping and struggling . . . .

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

7. Mitt's wife loves Cadillacs! Mitt loves wives who drive Cadillacs!

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

36. Mitt, flacks, Caddys and wives... How many were going to St. Ives?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:23 PM

9. Why the hell did he repeat the trees right height line?

Does anyone have any idea what he is even talking about? Is it code for something?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

10. Maybe he's thinking about investing in a Michigan lumber company.

Telephone poles neeed to be a certain height.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:32 PM

44. I was thinking the right size to fit on a log truck. nt

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

13. He fucked up, didn't want people to think he fucked up, so he said it again.

 

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Response to Fuzz (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:31 PM

17. It isn't working. No one is fooled.

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Response to Fuzz (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:55 AM

67. Exactly. I was not sure if this was the same clip as before. He also used the same

tone as he did earlier, speaking like a person who is begging for his life at the wrong end of a gun. This policy that republicans practice of repeating stupidity, appealing to their masses, is beyond me. If you say something stupid repeatedly, it does not make it any less stupid.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

16. I thought perhpas he was trying to slam California with thos ancient, tall, tall redwoods?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:31 PM

18. I thought perhpas he was trying to slam California with those ancient, tall, tall redwoods?

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

35. My best guess - it was a personal observation

If you have lived in different places - or even visited them, close your eyes and try - in turn - to visualize each one. Now, I do know know the average height of trees in Massachusetts, where he was Governor or NH where he vacations - or any of his other many places.

I suspect - that almost in a rosebud (Citizen Kane) way that the look and size of the trees connected with his image of his world in the early 1950s. The comment is almost impressionistic and seemed to be coming from somewhere deeper than his typical words. It is clearly not thought out as there really is no one best height.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

11. If his father were alive

he would have yanked him from outta there and tell him to sit down and stfu, don't speak anymore.

My ghosh the headache, how are they going to spin this one?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:32 PM

19. Another transparent lie

 

The chances that Flip-Flopper or anybody in his family owns anything other than Benzes, Jags, etc are approximately 4 x 10 to the minus 42 power.

Of course, if his bluff is called, he can order his servants to clean the spare change out of the sofas at his homes & buy 10 or 20 CTS-Vs.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:48 PM

23. Mitt how many different Cadillacs have you tied Seamus on? You sanctimonious piece of

Shit.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

24. She must have really long arms.

Not to mention legs.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

26. OMG Obama drives two bumper cars!!!

at the same time...he really is talented. The secret service couldn't keep up with him!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:43 PM

33. On at least one occasion I used two shopping carts at the grocery store,

pulling one and pushing the other.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:06 PM

27. Maybe he should start using a teleprompter!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:14 PM

29. He is so out of touch it is boring now

He has absolutely no idea what it is like to not be filthy, stinking rich. Every time he opens his mouth, he proves it. His handlers must the same, or too stupid to censor the man.

Mitt, having four vehicles, at least three of them high end, for two people is not generally the kind of personal fleet that poor or even middle class people have. My partner and I are driving a 1996 Taurus with 175,000 miles on it, and we are both thankful every day to even have that. We were at the mercy of a poorly set up local bus system before we had that, which meant several miles walked in bitter cold each day. I'd take the bus and say "screw the car!" if the bus system was good around here. Four cars! Two Cadillacs! How DO they ever survive, living in such meager conditions!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:37 PM

30. It's a good thing Cadillac is around to service them, then. nt

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

31. She should give one of those Cadillacs to a Welfare Queen.

Then at least the Republican meme about people on Temporary Cash Assistance would be partially true.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:42 PM

32. Christ, he's trying to corner the market on DUzy awards.

What else can it be?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:53 PM

37. Well, she probably needs two b/c one or the other is probably

covered in dog poop at any given time. Can't expect Mitt's wife to drive a shitty car!

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Response to beac (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:37 PM

40. !!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:55 PM

38. At the same time?

Yeesh!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 03:56 PM

39. Love the graphic!!!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 04:40 PM

41. Egad, the man's feet are irresistibly drawn to his mouth day in and day out.

How did he ever get elected governor?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:18 PM

43. I hate that guy.

And the picture of the stadium says it all right there...the Pukes don't care if anyone shows up, they don't care about people.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

46. Love the Enthusiasm pic.

Obama could still probably do that.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:03 PM

48. Romney doesn't seem human.

 

He is so awkward at it I think some aliens took over his body and don't know the parlance of the times.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #48)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:46 PM

49. He's not human from what I hear

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #49)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:51 PM

50. ha!

 

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 06:52 PM

51. Just posted this on my Facebook.

However, you do know that the first one was after he was the nominee.

I'm fully expected to get hit with that.

Can someone find 2008 Democratic campaign trail shots?

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #51)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:18 PM

55. Here is one


Barack Obama Speaks to 75000 at Portland Oregon Rally, May 19, 2008


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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

52. Proof Positive: Mittens Really Is Too Stupid To Be President. (n/t)

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:03 PM

53. People would have resented a politician bragging about how many cars he has 30 years ago,

especially during a recession.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:21 PM

56. Have you

seen Romney's homes/mansions, especially the one that's "inadequate" and needs to be expanded to 11,000 sq. ft.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002347914

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:09 PM

58. Well I certainly can't relate to that.

A Caddy at each lovely home...................how special!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:12 PM

59. He's so used to his rich life

He doesn't even understand what he is saying is wrong!

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 08:32 PM

63. Only a couple? We need to tax these bozos back onto our planet.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 09:32 PM

64. That'll go over well with the factory workers in Michigan.

If anyone thinks any of these clowns are going to fix the economy they're sadly deluded.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sat Feb 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

65. kick

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Response to SunsetDreams (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:20 AM

68. "Hello, my name is Myth Romney, and I just want to concede the 2012 election as soon as possible"

"a couple of Cadillacs"

We really need to search the DMV records and find the other dozen or so cars they own and drive at all their different mansions.
I bet that "a couple of Cadillacs" isn't the half of it!

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