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Tue May 8, 2012, 07:53 AM

Let's see...what else would Mitt Rmoney like to "take a lot of credit for"?

There's a piece on the front page entitled "Mitt Romney: 'I'll Take A Lot Of Credit' For Auto Industry Recovery".

Interesting to speculate what else he might like to take a lot of credit for...

Say, maybe, the success of the Marshall Plan post WWII?
OK, sure, he was only 2 or 3 years old at the time, but with his precocious skills, who knows?

And then, how about domestic programs like the interstate highway system? Let's see, he would've been what, 8 or 10 years old?

But, surely nothing was beyond the budding intellect of this child prodigy.

DUers, what do you think? What else might Willard deserve "a lot of credit for"?

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Reply Let's see...what else would Mitt Rmoney like to "take a lot of credit for"? (Original post)
Surya Gayatri May 2012 OP
JoePhilly May 2012 #1
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #2
Capt. Obvious May 2012 #3
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #4
karynnj May 2012 #9
Capt. Obvious May 2012 #11
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #12
goclark May 2012 #16
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #21
goclark May 2012 #34
Capt. Obvious May 2012 #35
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #31
liberal N proud May 2012 #5
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #6
mazzarro May 2012 #7
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #8
bigtree May 2012 #10
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #14
Liberal Veteran May 2012 #13
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #18
goclark May 2012 #15
jenmito May 2012 #17
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #19
jenmito May 2012 #20
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #23
jenmito May 2012 #26
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #27
jenmito May 2012 #28
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #22
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #25
Javaman May 2012 #24
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #29
Javaman May 2012 #30
KansDem May 2012 #32
Surya Gayatri May 2012 #33

Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 07:58 AM

1. During the Vietnam war, he was Agent Orange.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:05 AM

2. And he takes credit for the health benefits

that have showed up among Nam vets and the Vietnamese population.

Well done, Willard!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:05 AM

3. He baptized Jesus

Actually true

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:07 AM

4. Right there in the woods of upstate New York in the early 19th century!

Assisted by Joseph Smith, of course...

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #3)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:16 AM

9. An interesting question is whether ANY Mormon had the chutzpah to do that nt

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:29 AM

11. Someone should ask him at a town hall

And follow up with, "can you give us an approximation of how many dead people you baptized? Anyone we'd know?"

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #11)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:48 AM

12. If only...not holding my breath!

It's a given that his character and world view have been shaped by the Mormon cult/faith.

The voting public has a right to know about his fundamental beliefs, if he is to be taken seriously as our potential leader.

The intrepid media certainly put Obama through the wringer for his connections with Pastor Wright.

So, where's the probing look at Willard's religious affiliations?

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #12)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:24 AM

16. Good question

I am in no way against Freedom of Religion.
I happen to be a Christian.

I just don't know what his faith directs him to do.

Would they approve of a person putting their dog on a car?

Would they approve of not caring one bit about following some basic rules like not letting the citizens know what your tax returns reveal when you are running for President?

Do they allow you to not give a damn about the poor?

As an aside --- I wonder what his " hired help" has to say about him. I forgot, they are probably all of his faith ( that is not a problem at all for me) and they have probably taken a vow to not speak to anyone about his family.
Wonder if he pays them minimum wages or do they work for free.



Edit to add: I just saw an interesting reply in the Religious Forum.
This is a link to it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/how-did-mormons-grow-so-fast-they-changed-how-they-counted/2012/05/04/gIQAErNm1T_story.html


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Response to goclark (Reply #16)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:09 AM

21. Thanks for "fleshing out" my question, goclark...

We do have a right to know about the basic tenants of Mormonism.

Not only was Willard born into the cult, but he rose to as high a position as possible within it.

How does the basic belief system of the Mormon church inform this man's character and values?

I also believe "Freedom of Religion" to be one of our most cherished rights.

But, as the voting public, we also have the right to know just what the core values of his very particular "religion" really are.

(What about the morality of hiring illegals until you're caught out, because you're running for office...is that a Mormon value?)

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #11)

Tue May 8, 2012, 01:27 PM

34. Do they really baptize dead people?


Really???

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Response to goclark (Reply #34)

Tue May 8, 2012, 01:41 PM

35. Yes. Both Hitler and Anne Frank are now Mormons

I'm more concerned about them baptizing people who are still alive. More so for the ones who don't give consent.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:38 AM

31. Yes, intriguing historical conundrum...

Would those wackos have dared to "baptize" even JC into their crazy cult?

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:18 AM

5. I am sure he will flip and take credit for killing Bin Laden before it is over.

No shame

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #5)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:21 AM

6. He's already tried to walk back his assertion

that it wasn't worth going after OBL, so I suspect that taking full credit will come next!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 08:49 AM

7. Let's deride him until he screams his retraction of this claim forever

I will suggest that dems not allow him to walk this false assertion back in any way. This should seriously and mockingly be tried around his neck like the rePIGs mockingly and false tied the assertion of the "invention of internet" on Al Gore. The Mittman should continually derided for this claim till he screams his retraction.

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Response to mazzarro (Reply #7)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:06 AM

8. Not a word about Rmoney claiming credit for

saving the auto industry on any of the cable news shows.

Quite a contrast with the meme of recent days: "Obama spiked the football about getting OBL."

By god, the MSM is doing their damndest to keep Willard in the race.

You're right, mazz, this needs to be hung around his neck like a big freaking albatross.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:24 AM

10. It was actually his dismissal of Barack Obama

. . . and his plan to go after bin Laden, that stiffened his resolve as President to follow through. More of that reverse-psychology to come!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #10)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:01 AM

14. Through the looking glass, where up

is down, black is white and unknown unknowns are known.

It gets so confusing my mind sometimes boggles!

Taking the opposite of what they say to be the truth, is the only way to sort the sanity from the insanity.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 09:50 AM

13. He ordered the invasion at Normandy.

He was also the chief architect of the New Deal.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #13)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:51 AM

18. And he piloted the first amphibious vehicle to land on

Omaha Beach; then he single-handedly disarmed a German bunker and took the whole platoon prisoner.

The New Deal? I had no idea, but I begin to see the strategic brilliance of it.

He shrewdly crafted it solely to have a "socialist" bogeyman to attack and dismantle later! Worthy of Machiavelli!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:04 AM

15. For getting on my last nerve

that he can take credit for ~

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:48 AM

17. MSNBC reported that there is now a subject on twitter going on:

#ThingsMittTakesCreditFor
It's pretty funny. Here's an example: Bringing Tim Tebow to the Jets. #ThingsMittTakesCreditFor

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Response to jenmito (Reply #17)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:55 AM

19. Excellent, jen...be sure to bring any other "credits" over here to DU

that you think are worthy of our general admiration and appreciation!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #19)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

20. OK...

Killing Osama bin Laden #ThingsMittTakesCreditFor

#ThingsMittTakesCreditFor Santorum's late-night drunk emails

Romney: I had a lot to do with the invention of Penicillin #thingsmitttakescreditfor

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Response to jenmito (Reply #20)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:15 AM

23. Who knew? He was there for the discovery of penicillin?

What about the discovery of DNA--he must have had something to do with that, surely!

I'm sure he's just being modest and self-effacing, keeeping all these myriad accomplishments to himself. LOL!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #23)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:22 AM

26. You should go on twitter and write those!

I wrote this: #ThingsMittTakesCreditFor The Big Mac.

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Response to jenmito (Reply #26)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:31 AM

27. I've never opened a twitter account

for reasons of personal privacy, jen, so I give you carte blanche to post anything over there that you find here !

We all need to share in the experience of Willard's awesomeness...

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #27)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:34 AM

28. OK...

I might just do that. Thanks!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:10 AM

22. Mitt Romney really is James Bond

Like Bond, he has to keep money in offshore accounts. Typically of Bond, he's constantly on the move and has many addresses. He has the same hairstyle as when he was younger and his secret code name was Pierce Brosnan instead of Mitt Romney. He has that famous Bond dry wit, savoir faire, and charisma and what's more, all women love him. Of course when he's not saving the world, he has to assume the identity of Mitt Romney, the polar opposite of Bond, kind of like Superman and Clark Kent.

Here's a picture from several years ago showing Mitt Romney in action.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #22)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:21 AM

25. Bwaahaaaa! So true, aint, it's the debonair wit and insouciance

that are the clues to his true Bondian identity.

He's even clever enough to mask his clipped British accent with that low-key, flat, boring voice he uses on the political stump.

All the better to keep his enemies guessing!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:18 AM

24. mitten's discovered earth. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #24)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:35 AM

29. Even better, Javaman, he created it 4.5

billion years ago and then reincarnated in this era to allow us to marvel at his magnificence.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #29)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:37 AM

30. All hail overlord mittens! LOL nt

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 11:56 AM

32. When Santa's deer all came down with bad colds one year, Mitt helped him out...



...and saved Christmas!

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Response to KansDem (Reply #32)

Tue May 8, 2012, 12:06 PM

33. As opposed to waging a "WAR on CHRISTMAS"

like those heathen, atheistic 'libruls'!

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