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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:53 AM

James Lipton nailed it on Romney, and got me thinking

James Lipton from Inside the Actors Studio was on MSNBC, discussing the election and said that the choice is whether we want a President, or a "Boss". Romney is a boss.

I think Romney is a classic CEO. Everythingn is a cost/benefit analysis. So when you work all your life, but now go on Social Security, you move from the benefit column to a cost, and are no longer necessary and should be cut. That's why the right hates pensions of any kind. If you are in the Army, you are a benefit, but get wounded and now you slide to the other side. Sorry, we have to let you go! Why should we take care of the sick, what benefit do they provide?

Romney sees everything in this light, and it is the source of his 47% comments. Life is a big spreadsheet to him.

Personally, I want a President.

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CanonRay Oct 2012 OP
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #1
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #5
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #6
riverwalker Oct 2012 #2
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #3
treestar Oct 2012 #4

Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:00 AM

1. I would add

his supporters think rMoney will make them upper management, when in reality rMoney considers them janitors.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

5. Great analogy! Perfect!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 03:41 PM

6. thx

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. exactly

I thought it was profound when Lipton said it last night.
"America, it comes down to this: Do you want a President or a boss?" It's a great message, we should use it more. It's simple and I think it resonates with people on a deep level. Would be a great Move On or SEIU sponsored ad.

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

3. It's a great comment that sheds light on the weird masochism of so many Americans

End a day's work and there's Mitt on the teevee telling you to eat your peas. Why the hell would anyone want two bosses in their life?

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Response to CanonRay (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. Really the President is only the "boss" of the executive branch

Rmoney would hate the job anyway. He can't just order people around. He'll find even if he had a Republican Congress, that the separation of powers allows the Senators and Congresspeople to have minds of their own.

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