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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 02:56 PM
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Romney: ‘I’m Also Unemployed’
Source: NYT

TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney sat at the head of the table at a coffee shop here on Thursday, listening to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the challenges of looking for work. When they finished, he weighed in with a predicament of his own.

“I should tell my story,” Mr. Romney said. “I’m also unemployed.”

He chuckled. The eight people gathered around him, who had just finished talking about strategies of finding employment in a slow-to-recover economy, joined him in laughter.

“Are you on LinkedIn?” one of the men asked.

“I’m networking,” Mr. Romney replied. “I have my sight on a particular job.”

<snip>

The references to Mr. Romney’s own unemployment status added yet another humorous, but occasionally awkward, moment to his ever-growing catalog of off-the-cuff remarks that he makes as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination. He spent the morning doing more listening than talking — a woman in the crowd openly urged him to talk about the deficit — and it was unclear whether he persuaded any voters to join his effort.

Read more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/romney-im...



Nitwit.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:03 PM
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1. From Yahoo News
The comment was clearly meant to hint jokingly at Romney's bid for the presidency, but it was also an odd statement coming from a candidate whose financial situation is so far removed from his audience's. A former head of Bain Capital, Romney is said to be worth at least $200 million—wealth that has enabled him to concentrate on running for president full time for the better part of the last five years.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110616/ts_ybl...

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:06 PM
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7. I have read it is closer to $500 million
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-11 07:34 AM
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57. Longer than 5 years. As Governor of Mass., Mitt did very little except run for the Presidency.
Well, that and Romneycare.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:03 PM
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2. He's a nitwit times 3. He doesn't have a clue does he?
No wonder he's an un-favorite.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:04 PM
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3. Rich and unemployed
My heart almost goes out to him. Almost!

What a fucking moron.
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Just-plain-Kathy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:41 PM
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37. First thing I thought of when I read this was, if he can't create a job for himself...
how could he help anyone else?
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:04 PM
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4. He has no people skills at all
And he is totally lacking in empathy, not surprising considering the trust fund baby he entered life as.

And it's painfully obvious in his little attempts to make jokes.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:35 PM
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10. you hit it on the head. Can anyone imagine 4 yrs of his presidency?
the horror!
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 12:35 PM
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48. we had eight years of * and ** n/t
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Nossida Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:05 PM
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5. Oh how hysterical
Romney is as amusing and entertaining
as watching paint dry.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:06 PM
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6. And hopefully will stay unemployed
I'm not wanting to hire him.

He seems so out of place hobknobbing with the common folk. He's not as bad as Gingrich who won't even try.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:10 PM
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8. This makes it easier. Corporations prefer not to hire the unemployed. . .
I'm certain the working class can reciprocate against such an obvious "dead beat loser" who doesn't have a job and claims to live in his son's unfinished bedroom.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:11 PM
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9. Those are some kind of "balls" ya got there Mittens!
...of all the nerve.

BUT, the GOBPers, RushThugs and T.HATERbaggers would vote for him anyway...simply to get the "n-word" out of THEIR White House.

Hell, they would cut off a hand to get Prez O out.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:37 PM
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11. Put the dog on the roof Mitt. You are clueless.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:39 PM
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12. Why aren't you rich like me?
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Wabbajack_ Donating Member (669 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:51 PM
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13. I hate that twat
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 03:58 PM
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14. Lets see if the
corporate media dwell on this - NOT b/c they are still dwelling on Weiner. The only cable news who will talk about this is MSNBC night programming
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-11 11:13 AM
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59. Amen. This ought to be treated as a major gaffe.
Bet they won't talk about it 24/7 like they would had a Democrat made a gaffe.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 04:03 PM
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15. What a dud this guy is
Go ahead, fools, nominate him. He'll beat Obama, easy. The whole nation will be teary-eyed over all those stirring success stories of self-dealing for the ownership class over at Bain Capital.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 04:30 PM
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16. 'let them eat carrot cake' - M. Romney
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 04:54 PM
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17. stay that way you asshole
but then again you don't have to worry about having a roof over your head and where your next meal is coming from, do you?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:00 PM
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18. Please make Mittens the republican nominee
zero people skills, sitting on millions, and Bain Capital has made God only knows how many unemployed
people by buying up businesses and then firing the employees and then selling off pieces of the company.



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Elinor Dashwood Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:05 PM
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29. OMG!
:rofl:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:11 PM
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19. What an uber dick. Mr. Unemployed Romney doesn't have to worry about
keeping a roof over his head, food in his belly, or paying a hospital bill. Ever. In his entire life.

What an asshole.
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:57 PM
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27. I can just imagine the opposition ads that can be made from Romney's 'Marie Antoinette' moment.
It's like a gift. And this guy's supposed to be a politician.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:16 PM
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20. That's just hifuckinglarious!!
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:19 PM
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21. Just like them - how ever will he pay the mortgages? nt
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:22 PM
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22. Suck it dry Mitt. n/t
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:22 PM
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23. Ha ha ha. I bet he's hungry, too. He's on a DIET!!!!!
ha ha ha ha ha

:puke:
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VA_Jill Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:24 PM
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24. and the difference is......
Romney is RICH. WTF does it matter if he has a real job or not? When he's out here scrabbling like the rest of us, then he can talk. Otherwise he should just STFU.
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Blacksheep214 Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:51 PM
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25. Hey Mitt, you asshole!
How many jobs have YOU created with all your tax breaks and shelters?

How's life living in your sons unfinished basement?

Douchebag!
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nobodyspecial Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:52 PM
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26. Yeah, life is hard if you're an unemployed millionaire
Talk about tone deaf.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 10:16 AM
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44. I'd trade places with him in a heart beat.
He can have my job and I'll take his millions. Seems fair to me.
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 05:58 PM
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28. I wonder how much they had to pay him
to appear at a (oh, no...not a ) coffee shop! He's probably still showering after being so close to the commoners!
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:07 PM
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30. Why shucks, he's just a regular joe down on his luck
Uh huh. One who has a net worth of $200 million, give or take a few mil. Nice try, fuckwit.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:36 PM
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31. What a f'king idiot..
this guy should not even be considered for the highest office in the land.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 06:55 PM
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32. Run on that, Mitt! Make that your campaign slogan.
I'm sure it will resonate far and wide.
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 07:06 PM
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33. I'm amazed anyone laughed at his "joke"
One would think the proper thing to do would have been to get up and leave. Let the poor, downtrodden Mittens pick up the tab.

This really needs to be on the nightly news. It could be his GW Bush "supermarket scanner" moment. Let whatever supporters he has try to defend this one.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 10:15 AM
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43. I'm imagining the actual sound of the laughter....
forced and awkward might be my guess. Laughing because you feel like you're supposed to if you want to be polite?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 12:17 PM
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45. no doubt the coffee shop was full of repugs who made light of the asshat's
Edited on Fri Jun-17-11 12:17 PM by wordpix
stupid remark.

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 07:43 PM
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34. I would say it the other way: when he has a job, it's just a hobby, since his trust fund is big
enough to last him the rest of his life and his kids lives too.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:26 PM
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35. these slimy Republicans....
....not only create the unemployed, they mock them....Republicans are pure unadulterated scum....
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dogmoma56 Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:29 PM
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36. richest 1% holds 42% of Americas Financial Wealth, top 5% holds 72%, bottom 80% holds only 7% >link>
the problems in the USA are primarily caused by inequitable wealth distribution engineering and inequitable taxation.

http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth....

richest 1% holds 42% of Americas Financial Wealth --that is 6 Tines what the bottom 80% hold--, top 5% holds 72% --10 times the bottom 80%, bottom 80% holds only 7% of americas Financial wealth..so 93% of Americas Financial Wealth is horded by the top 20%.

the top 20% do not pay their fair share of taxes, what is quoted is before loopholes. the majority of income to the rich is capital gains Income. if the lower 80% wins the lottery they pay BEFORE THEY SEE A PENNY, MINIMUM OF 28%, BUT ~40% TO 50% for less than what the top 5% can make in a day and pay 15%, so how did the rich Vaccinated against taxes.??

the GOP believes that wealth/power is proof of gods favor of a man so it is a sin to tax them, and the poor are being punished by god so it is a sin to help them and not torment them. this Anti-Christ crap is a product of Doug Coes "the Family, AKA: the Christian Mafia, they call themselves that.

their organization was started by a Nazi, Abraham Vereide in 1934. Vereide started the popular Prayer Breakfasts that Politicians are always going to.. Doug Coe, who picked up Vereide's torch/cross personally draws up the guest list and chooses who speaks. Coe and 'Family' members call themselves the Christian Mafia the organization is constructed of secret prayer cells. they have taken over the leadership of the GOP, and the Evangelical movement to create a Theocratic government without the present Constitution.

http://doggo.tripod.com/doggchrisdomin.html

read Jeff Sharlets books.. 'the Family' and 'C street' cheat used ai Amazon. another good book is 'American Fascists'

http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/29/irs-high-income-person...

http://www.quickanded.com/2010/02/effective-tax-rates-o...
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 08:59 PM
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38. I wonder if his magical underwear...
have a special hole for when he inserts his head up his ass.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 09:11 PM
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39. That is the sickest joke I have heard in a long time.
Romney did not tell these poor people that he is worth multi-millions and shipped a lot of jobs overseas for easy profit. What a heel!

Now there is the real scandal. That a man with Romney's record would try to con a group of unemployed people into thinking he is one of them. That is truly obscene.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 12:25 PM
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47. he's unemployed in the US but in the Caymans, he's got an offshore tax haven investment co.
that helps investors evade taxes. The guy's a traitor.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/04/12/157766/mit...
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 09:31 PM
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40. You've gotta be kiddin' me. He said that, seriously? He's not unemployed....
he's a "retired" multi-millionaire man of leisure. That's not the same thing, in my book.
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 09:51 PM
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52. The only thing unemployed about Mitt Romney...
is whatever he uses for a brain.
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 11:02 PM
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41. He's Republican! He Gets A Free Pass, Right?
Afterall, according to Republicans, we should cut unemployment benefits, which Democrats oppose, because the unemployed are choosing to be lazy! So, no wonder Romeny thinks its okay to make fun of the unemployed.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 10:14 AM
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42. Can you imagine the media shit storm if a Dem candidate said that?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 12:18 PM
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46. is this why Mitt was living in his son's unfinished basement?
Edited on Fri Jun-17-11 12:26 PM by wordpix
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roomfullofmirrors Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 02:23 PM
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49. and you're also a draft dodging chickenhwak. so what's your point?
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 03:12 PM
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50. Let's make sure to keep it that way.
DNC buy a spot and play during Super Bowl.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 03:50 PM
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51. Talk about your political tin ears.
The news report I read said that his listeners laughed, but can you imagine how Fox News would be screaming itself red-faced if Romney were a Democrat?
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 10:01 PM
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53. I'm not worried about this idiot, or Palin, or Bachmann, or... Pawlenty even!
they are such dorks or crass asses that they will not connect with voters, so take that ya couple of DU stalkers reading our threads because your sites are boring and full of posers that couldn't gyrate an interesting discussion to save their lives!

To my fellow Progressives who support equality and fair pay and fair taxation of the wealthy - we are gonna win, and we have to win a big majority so we can push through major change so that the moderates don't have an excuse not to raise taxes on the wealthy and push through a smidgeon of economic justice & civil rights for ALL.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 11:40 PM
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54. And we'll make sure you stay that way, you creep.
Fucking dog abuser.
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QuintanarooBoy Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 11:57 PM
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55. I'd have punched him in the face
Those unemployed Floridians are too damn polite!
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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-18-11 01:00 AM
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56. I wish I was an unemployed multi-millionare
instead I'm a barely making it father of 2 working two jobs, that hasn't had a day off in 6 months.
Being Romney sounds really good right now.
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