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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM

"What, Exactly, Does Romney Think Should Be Discussed Publicly?" at the Atlantic

What, Exactly, Does Romney Think Should Be Discussed Publicly?

at the Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/08/what-exactly-does-romney-think-should-be-discussed-publicly/260527/

"SNIP...............................

What policy topics are appropriate for public consumption, according to Mitt Romney? Income inequality, we have learned, is not on the list. That should be "discussed in quiet rooms," not in the media and certainly not under the auspices of Occupy Wall Street. And now we've learned of another topic: Israeli settlements in the occupied territories.

Asked if he saw the starting point as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War, Romney demurred.

"I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the parties involved," he said. "What the ending point is will be decided by the parties involved."

The issue of Israeli settlements -- which the U.S. has criticized -- "is something that should be discussed in private by the American president and our allies," Romney said.

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Reply "What, Exactly, Does Romney Think Should Be Discussed Publicly?" at the Atlantic (Original post)
applegrove Aug 2012 OP
yellerpup Aug 2012 #1
applegrove Aug 2012 #2
yellerpup Aug 2012 #5
tularetom Aug 2012 #3
yellerpup Aug 2012 #4
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #6
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 2012 #7

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. He has nothing to talk about

no plan at all. "Just vote for me, I'm not Obama." That's it.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

2. I think he has huge neocon plans to privatize medicare, put social security into the stock market,

get rid of the mortgage interest deduction, get rid of teachers by replacing them with video, etc.. They always refuse to talk about their plans because they know they would scare people for the conservative utopia they represent. A conservative Prime Minister in Canada once said during an election "an election is no time to discuss important issues". Romney doesn't talk about specifics because he knows he cannot win that way. Stephen Harper, the canadian prime minister, won his last election by repeating the mantra "Canada's strong, stable government". He went into no detail. He repeated that phrase throughout the debates.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:00 PM

5. Now, if we can only get him to admit his plans...

But then, you perfectly explain why he will not. This election is so bizarre.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:50 PM

3. More like "I'm a crappy candidate but at least I'm not, you know, wink wink, nudge nudge"

The dumbass "base" will understand it.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:58 PM

4. Can't disagree.

Especially that dumbass base part.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:28 PM

6. From the moment he was the presumptive nom, they started the 'it's all off limits' dance

The OP's on Du 'his religion must be off limits' and 'his family must be off limits even when they are acting as operatives of his campaign' and 'his business record is off limits' basically it's all off limits, all of it, and that meme has been pushed hard since day one.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. It's amazing

that it's considered even remotely acceptable for him to be able to avoid talking about............well..........anything during an election to determine who should be elected to the highest office in this country (and who would be a major world leader)!!!

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