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Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:17 AM

Most unbelievable: Mitt Romney calls for National War on Poverty




Mitt Romney spoke at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday.
By Matt ViserGlobe Staff January 28, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mitt Romney staged a campaign-style swing Wednesday through a Deep South state that spurned him in the 2012 Republican primary, calling for a national war on poverty, testing a few attack lines directed at Hillary Rodham Clinton, and declaring his fondness for pulled pork.

It was the first opportunity for Romney to show off a new, somewhat looser stump style as he weighs whether to seek the White House for a third time. He appeared more at ease than he typically did when he was the 2012 Republican nominee, joking about his personal wealth and discussing his Mormon faith.

He told offbeat tales of his failed presidential bid and quipped about advice he got during the last campaign from a man who urged him to grow a little stubble to appear “more sexy.”

“As if I needed that,” Romney deadpanned.

In a trip to the poorest state in the union, Romney also renewed his call for a national fight against what he calls “chronic generational poverty,’’ and began elaborating on the kinds of policies he would push if he mounts a third presidential campaign.


Now that Mitt Romney is considering a third presidential bid, the monuments of his wealth could become a political inconvenience.

Top Republican activists and donors have been eager to hear Romney provide a clearer rationale for why he thinks he deserves another shot — and how this campaign would be different.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2015/01/28/mitt-romney-mississippi-call-for-war-poverty-but-still-not-offering-specifics/q4X2szU3U5qRsLJZcQIv6L/story.html

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:23 AM

1. Followed by: Dick Cheney wins Nobel Peace Prize

and about as believable.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:26 AM

2. could be ok 4 him sheeple be dumb

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:29 AM

3. A car elevator in every house.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:47 AM

9. And a dressage horse on every lawn . . .

Keep digging, Mitt - it's pure comedy gold.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:33 AM

4. I suspect there would be a lot of "friendly fire" in Mitts war on Poverty. nt

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:32 PM

17. lol, yeah, that's a good point.

 

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:35 AM

5. I think that there was this old refrain about leopards, spots and change...

It probably applies here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:50 AM

10. This!!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:35 AM

6. There's already a war on the poor

What an incredible smarmy ass.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:35 AM

7. Trouble is

His war on poverty is not what one might think. He is all for killing us off not lifting us up.
Fuck Mitt rMoney

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:40 AM

8. that is exactly what my husband and I thinks he meant

we haven't forgotten his 47% speech

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Response to madokie (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:29 PM

16. Building lots of new private prisons and workhouses, no doubt...

... like the good old days of Charles Dicken's England.

Or maybe like Idiocracy...



Carl's Jr. Computer: Enjoy your EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES!

Woman at Carl's Jr.: You didn't give me no fries, I got an empty box.

Carl's Jr. Computer: Would you like another EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES?

Woman at Carl's Jr.: I said I didn't get any!

Carl's Jr. Computer: Thank you! Your account has been charged. Your balance is zero. Please come back when you can afford to make a purchase.

Woman at Carl's Jr.: What? Oh no, NO!

(She hits the machine. An alarm goes off, and a sign appears on the computer saying "WARNING! Carl's Jr. Frowns Upon Vandalism"

Carl's Jr. Computer: I'm sorry you're having trouble. I'm sorry you're having trouble.

Woman at Carl's Jr.: Come on! My kids are starvin'!

Carl's Jr. Computer: [the woman kicks the computer, and it sprays a fast-acting tranquilizer in her face] This should help you calm down. Please come back when you can afford to make a purchase. Your kids are starving. Carl's Jr. believes no child should go hungry. You are an unfit mother. Your children will be placed in the custody of Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr... "Fuck You, I'm Eating."

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 11:35 AM

11. Back to Image Enhancement Camp for Mitt

n/t

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 11:57 AM

12. He is confused. He meant a war to keep his rich supporters out of poverty.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:00 PM

13. no he meant war on poor folks

he thinks we forgot about his 47% speech

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:23 PM

15. I guess that would actually be two sides of the same war. And no we have not forgotten.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:13 PM

14. Now he thinks he's LBJ.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:34 PM

18. He is talking about letting those in poverty die quickly...

 

The 1%er doesn't give two cents worth of care for those of us that live in poverty.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 12:50 PM

19. This obsession with being president...

or-- just being something. It eats away at his insides like a virus..
Such a sad, sad human being.
He is so out of touch with himself, how can he possibly understand another human being.

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