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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:16 PM

Obama to use state of the union address to divide America, claims Romney



Mitt Romney said: 'Tonight we're going to be treated to more divisive rhetoric from a desperate campaigner-in-chief'. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Mitt Romney homed in on Barack Obama's most vulnerable political spot the continued struggle for economic revival in accusing him of creating "shameful" divisions and overseeing three years of decline in a prebuttal of the president's state of the union address on Tuesday night.

Obama is expected to focus on his call for a new economic stimulus package aimed at creating millions of new jobs. But speaking in cavernous Tampa warehouse belonging to a company that was closed by the recession in 2008, Romney said that will only make things worse.

"Three years ago, we measured candidate Obama by his hopeful promises and his slogans. Today, President Obama has amassed an actual record of debt, decline and disappointment," he said. "This president's agenda made these troubled times last longer. Instead of solving the housing crisis and getting Americans back to work, President Obama has been building a European-style welfare state."

Standing under an 'Obama Isn't Working' banner - adapted from Margaret Thatcher's successful 1979 election campaign in the UK Romney went on to accuse Obama of class warfare.

full: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/24/obama-state-of-the-union-romney

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Reply Obama to use state of the union address to divide America, claims Romney (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2012 OP
democrat_patriot Jan 2012 #1
Scuba Jan 2012 #10
Populist_Prole Jan 2012 #31
Amonester Jan 2012 #33
cstanleytech Jan 2012 #34
yesphan Jan 2012 #2
emulatorloo Jan 2012 #22
Voice for Peace Jan 2012 #48
lumpy Jan 2012 #3
Politicalboi Jan 2012 #4
TheMastersNemesis Jan 2012 #5
DemonSpawn Jan 2012 #26
Moostache Jan 2012 #6
montanacowboy Jan 2012 #14
Enrique Jan 2012 #7
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #8
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2012 #9
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2012 #11
The Wizard Jan 2012 #12
The Wielding Truth Jan 2012 #28
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2012 #41
TomClash Jan 2012 #13
MNBrewer Jan 2012 #15
AllyCat Jan 2012 #16
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #18
bigwillq Jan 2012 #17
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #19
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2012 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2012 #21
deacon Jan 2012 #23
emulatorloo Jan 2012 #24
AllyCat Jan 2012 #25
perdita9 Jan 2012 #27
SoapBox Jan 2012 #29
cyberpj Jan 2012 #30
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2012 #49
cyberpj Jan 2012 #50
sarcasmo Jan 2012 #32
Skittles Jan 2012 #35
yellowcanine Jan 2012 #36
DesertRat Jan 2012 #37
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2012 #38
Grassy Knoll Jan 2012 #39
DesertRat Jan 2012 #43
Fearless Jan 2012 #40
DonCoquixote Jan 2012 #42
Monk06 Jan 2012 #44
Prophet 451 Jan 2012 #45
Doc Holliday Jan 2012 #47
sendero Jan 2012 #46

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. Yep. The 1% on one side, the rest (99%) on the other.


Which side has more voters?

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:47 PM

10. Bingo. I hope it is so.

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:11 PM

31. Great retort!

These clowns would rather sink shouting "class warfare" than swim with reality.

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:02 PM

33. Looking at the current state of 'affairs' ....

it would seem like 1% have more votes (that 'count').

Right or wrong?

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:23 PM

34. The main problem with the whole 99% aspect is atleast 40% of them if not more are idiots

who will vote republican and only republican even though the person wont do anything to help them.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:23 PM

2. I don't think

Romney is working either. Hasn't he been out of work for some time now ?

Also, the very claim that romney makes in the OP title is intended to divide America. What a putz.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:44 PM

22. Heard a little of his speech. Basically a bunch of outright lies strung together.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:43 AM

48. bleh. I wouldn't want to be him and look in the mirror every day.

I wonder if he notices the transformation happening?

Presumably he was once human.

But when a person begins to live by lies, it's a fast track to living death. My friends, liars aren't people and neither are corporations.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

3. Ironic, Romney is such a damnably desperate candidate he has the gall to call Obama desperate.

Mitt the mudslinger has nothing valuable to say.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

4. Mittens has NEVER worked

Always had daddy's money to fall back on if things went bad. He is pathetic.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

5. Flushed

He and the GOP and the conservatives and the evilangelists should be flushed down the toilet like the excrement they are.

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Response to TheMastersNemesis (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:14 PM

26. HERE! HERE!

 

2012!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:34 PM

6. Hey Mittens...wanna switch me tax rates and FEEL MY PAIN?

This is a douchebag who's assets are more than mine by a factor of a thousand (minimum)...yet I paid taxes at a combined rate of 35% in 2010 and he paid less than 15%? Now, I realize magic underwear is all powerful and that disputing that is apparently off limits, but if there is anyone actively dividing us, it is Mittens and pals taking advantage of the tax codes loopholes they bought and stuffing their pockets while the nation withers on the vine.

Fuck you "Mitt", but I do invite you to display your great faith by wearing your temple garments, dousing yourself in gasoline and lighting fire to yourself. Clearly since the Mormon religion is so central to your life and your "faith" is so strong, you will be protected. SHOW me how much you loves you some Jeebus THEN Mittens! I'll even pay for the gas and matches for you, you tightwad, tax-evading son-of-a-bitch!

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Response to Moostache (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:14 PM

14. Hey Moostache - I have a few bucks

I can chip in for anything you buy

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:35 PM

7. he'll be a uniter not a divider

just like Bush!

He should get Bush to campaign for him, saying "Mitt will be JUST LIKE ME!!!!"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

8. Oh Mitt. That is just priceless.

Could you *possibly* be any more out of touch with the American people?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

9. The GOP has no shame whatsoever

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. You'll never build a European-style welfare state with semi-billionaires paying 15% tax

I'll tell you how to really divide a country, Mitt: call $374,000 income from speeches "not very much". You've got to be in the 0.1%, and oblivious of the 99.9%, for that to be believable.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:58 PM

12. Projection anyone? (NT)

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:38 PM

28. Projection definitly!Everyone can see through this. Republicans are laughable.

They are embarrassing.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:11 AM

41. AND Obama addressed this forcefully. I look forward to him taking this on the road.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:12 PM

13. It's his class that started the war

A scion of wealth and industrial privilege.

His "solution to the housing crisis" was to accelerate foreclosures. Imagine.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:17 PM

15. America IS divided

Hopefully the Address will address that divide.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:33 PM

16. All he has is this? I thought this OIW banner was an Onion photoshop craft

Had no idea this is how he is CAMPAIGNING??? What a dolt. And to say he'll use the SOTU to "divide" anyone is just absurd.

Three years of decline? Doesn't he read? Unless you are in Wisconsin, most states are enjoying improved job growth.

Oh yeah, and he admits then that Bush started it (saying Obama allowed it to continue). Actually, Mitt, it was your clown cousins in Congress that have done that. Had they not thrown up roadblocks to growth at every turn, we'd be in amazing shape right now.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

18. Its even more impressive to watch him double down on it in the debates

when he isn't reading from a prepared script and has to remove one foot from his mouth to put the other one in.

Most entertaining reality show on the teevee this season.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:49 PM

17. Romney really is self-destructing (nt)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:56 PM

19. The GOP is the only ones making the state of the union political

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:23 PM

20. Romney is a rich 'twit'

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:29 PM

21. And what have you done to unite America Willard?

Clueless as ever.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:49 PM

23. GW Romney. Mr. 1%. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:53 PM

24. Damage Control over his income tax fiasco. 13.9 per cent? Really?

Romney is a walking advertisement for the need for more equitable taxes.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:59 PM

25. No dude, you aren't working.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:20 PM

27. Teacher bashing is encouraged

But you'd better not criticize rich people!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

29. ...such a GOPathetic jag off.

All these GOPBaggers make me sick.

Lying...thieving...cheating...LYING.

And dividing America? HELL, all you filthy rich bastards have already done that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

30. WHY was Mittens stupid enough to release his tax info on the day of State of the Union? nt


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Response to cyberpj (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:15 PM

49. Bwaaa haaa haaa haaa

Oh, just because he's pretty much, well, stupid.

Love your avatar, by the way!

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:09 PM

50. Yeah, well...

if nothing else showed it, THAT did.

As for the avatar - tx. photoshopped it myself. so many people have no idea what it is. that still surprises me cause i'm such a fan and love to watch/rewatch the dvds.

'bowties are cool'


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:39 PM

32. Rich greedy fuckers vs the rest of us. What side are you on Mitt?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:22 PM

35. because, well, that is what he would do

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:34 PM

36. He doubled down on ya Mitt. You LOSE! Lights out schmuck.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

37. Screw you, dog abuser!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 PM

38. Love that image!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:34 PM

39. LOL, Not only did I waste a beer........

but the plastic on my key board needs replacing.

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:22 AM

43. Oh no

Here's another

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:52 PM

40. Open mouth. Insert foot.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:20 AM

42. Mitt, your kind not only divided America

but they made it easier for the Chinese to own us. The onyl reason Europe is not joining in is because they started listening to peopkle like you, and are paying for it!

and by your kins, I mean clueless, silver spponed, rich bastards that made money by stealing and wrecking jobs. Stealing is a bad word, after all Pirates and Mafiosi at least risked getting mained or killed, all you did was sit behind a desk!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:23 AM

44. Freepers don't call him Nitmitt for nuthin. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:15 AM

45. What's wrong with a European-style welfare state?

Americans seem to think living under one is awful but I live under a European-style welfare state (at least, until the ConDems finish dismantling it) and let me tell you what we don't have:
- No medical bankruptcies. We have bankruptcy (I was bankrupt some years ago) but none caused by medical expenses. Medical care is free at point of delivery, paid for out of taxes. And no, no death panels or rationing either.
- Comparatively few homeless people.
- No-one starves because they can't find a job. So long as you're making an honest effort to find work, unemployment benefits keep paying out.

How much does this cost? Well, my taxes (which helped pay for the NHS) were 22% and I contributed roughly ten pounds a year to the benefits system before I became disaled. Ten quid a year. I'd have happily paid double or treble that because I've lived off those benefits before and, due to disability, am living off them now. I've seen how little they actually are and that, despite being so little, they allow people to keep body and soul together.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 11:11 AM

47. We should be so lucky

to live under the dreaded European-style socialism, Mitt.

You see (most likely you don't), European socialism actually works.

If ignorance is bliss, ol' Mitt is walking around in a state of perpetual orgasm.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:42 AM

46. The GOP had..

... a narrative that worked quite well for them when the country was prosperous. They took credit for everything good that happened and got away with it.

Now that things are not so good (and even box-of-rocks-stupid Ameicans know that Republican policies had more to do with our present mess than Democratic ones) the Republicans are still using the same narrative.

WAKE UP! ADAPT! It is not 2005 any more. Your stupid "class warfare" bullshit and your idiotic "socialism" meme is getting REALLY TIRED.

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