Mitt Romney for President 2012?? Not Likely!

Another Zombie for Romney
Another Zombie for Romney | Source

Romney May Have Made His Concession Speech At the Fat Cat Fund Raiser in Florida

Romney may as well save his remarks at the fat cat fund raiser for his concession speech in November. His off-the-cuff remark in effect calling nearly half of Americans leaches on society revealed much about himself and about the attitudes of the big money guys at his private fund raiser.This is the dumbest and most revealing blunder of many to date. It revealed something about Romney and about his belief of what it took to pander to the fat cats at the private fund raiser. I have friends and acquaintances who have expressed similar sentiments about how the rich are treated so unfairly by having to pay more than their share of taxes (they always forget the other taxes that everyone pays--sales tax, gas tax, state and local income and property taxes and Social Security tax). Romney's statement was not only unfeeling, but writing off 47 percent of Americans as leeches was grossly inaccurate.

The Real Romney???

Romney's Principal Adviser on the Constitution and the Judiciary is None Other than Robert Bork

Robert Bork could be picking our next four Supreme Court justices if Romney is elected. Bork is Romney's main adviser on the Constitution and the Judiciary. The Court's agenda under Mitt Romney and Robert Bork would likely be

--Attacking civil rights

--Limiting birth control

--Defending criminal sodomy laws

--Denying women's rights

--Promoting corporate power.

Mitt Romney is embracing Robert Bork. “I wish he were already on the Supreme Court,” Romney said of the former judge, who is now a fellow at the neoconservative Hudson Institute. The presidential candidate promised to shape the Supreme Court in the mold of the court’s four most conservative justices. This is a signal that Romney would pull the high court ever more rightward.


What's in Mitt Romney's Tax Returns that Could Make them So Damaging???

The Mittster Has a High Sense of Entitlement and Zero Sense of Empathy

Rafalca & Ann Romney in London
Rafalca & Ann Romney in London | Source

Calvin Trillin on Mitt Romney

"Mitt Romney as Doll" by Calvin Trillin in The Nation 1-21-08
MITT ROMNEY AS DOLL

Yes, Mitt's so slick of speech and slick of garb, he

Reminds us all of Ken, of Ken and Barbie-----

So quick to shed his moderate regalia,

He may, like Ken, be lacking genitalia.

Romney Bombed at the NAACP Convention Today

Romney's speech at the NAACP convention indicates that he's written off the black vote and intentionally poked the audience in the eye in order to send a message designed to ingratiate himself with white racist voters. This ploy was was consistent with the GOP's "southern strategy" invented by Richard Nixon and pursued by every GOP candidate since Nixon's election in 1969.

Stephen Colbert on Mitt

Mitt has Stopped Strapping Fido to the Roof of His Car
Mitt has Stopped Strapping Fido to the Roof of His Car

Mitt Gets Worser and Worser

Romney Says He was a "Severely Conservative" Governor of Massachusetts

The awkward phrasing ("What the heck is a severe conservative?") remindedErick Erickson ofthis bitfrom Chris Orr in 2008:

Superman was born Superman. It’s Clark Kent that is the invented alias, the pose, the “costume.” And in the way Superman plays Kent–weak, self-doubting, cowardly–we see his critique of the human race. It occurred to me that the same is true of Romney’s desperate, if never terribly persuasive, impersonation of a conservative Republican. That persona–angry, simple-minded, xenophobic, jingoistic–is exactly what Romney (who is himself cultured, content, and cosmopolitan) imagines the average GOP voter to be. [At least Romney's not an impersonation of an honest, decent human being as is his rival Newt Gingrich.)

Who Increased the Debt?
Who Increased the Debt? | Source

President Romney Meets Other World Leaders by Calvin Trillin

President Romney Meets Other World Leaders--(Lighten Up Everybody!!)

by Calvin Trillin January 16, 2012


When Mitt Romney introduces himself to voters, he has a peculiar habit of guessing their age or nationality, often incorrectly. (A regular query: “Are you French Canadian?”)
When making small talk with locals, he peppers the conversation with curious details. . . . Mr. Romney has developed an unlikely penchant for trying to puzzle out everything from voters’ personal relationships to their ancestral homelands. . . . Mr. Romney likes to congratulate people. For what, exactly, is not always clear.
The Times, December 28, 2011.

The moment President Romney entered the room where the opening reception of his first G-8 summit was being held, he was approached by a small man who shook his hand and said, “Je suis Nicolas Sarkozy.”

“Are you of French-Canadian origin?” President Romney said, smiling broadly.

“I am French,” Sarkozy replied, looking somewhat puzzled. “I am, in fact, the President of France.”

“Congratulations,” President Romney said. “Lipstick contains a substance made from fish scales.”

Before Sarkozy could reply—in fact, before he could think of anything to say on the subject of lipstick manufacturing—they were approached by Angela Merkel, of Germany, who looked eager to greet the newest leader in the G-8. President Romney peered at her briefly and then said to Sarkozy, “Your aunt? Your mother?”

“This is Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany,” Sarkozy said.

Chancellor Merkel looked somewhat taken aback at being mistaken for Sarkozy’s aunt. When she’d regained her composure, she said to President Romney, “I know you will have much to add on the question of the debt crisis in the euro zone, Mr. President.”

President Romney looked at the German Chancellor carefully, up and down. “I’d say you’d go about one-forty, give or take five pounds,” he said. “Am I in the ballpark?”

Chancellor Merkel, hoping she might have misunderstood the President, said, “I believe the future of the euro will dominate our discussions in the coming days.”

“The city that has more bridges than any other city in the world is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” President Romney said. “Congratulations.”

“Congratulations to Pittsburgh?” Chancellor Merkel asked.

President Romney thought for a moment. “No,” he said. “Just congratulations.”

Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, joined the group and introduced himself to President Romney.

“Are you of French-Canadian origin?” President Romney said.

“No, I’m not,” the Prime Minister replied. “But I am Canadian.”

“The state stone of Michigan is the Petoskey stone,” the President said. Then, spotting a gentleman standing a few feet away, he asked, “Are you of French-Canadian origin?”

“No, I am David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom,” the man said.

President Romney looked at Cameron and then at Harper and then at Cameron again. “Brothers?” he said. “Cousins? Uncle and aunt?”

“No,” Cameron said.

At that point, the group was joined by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, of Japan. He and President Romney were introduced. “What are you—around fifty-five or sixty?” the President asked. “Am I close?”

“I am fifty-six years of age,” the Japanese Prime Minister said, rather formally.

“Yoshihiko sounds French-Canadian,” the President said. “I don’t suppose you’re of French-Canadian origin, are you?”

“No, I am not,” the Prime Minister said.

“Congratulations,” the President replied. “Saul Rogovin, of the Detroit Tigers, hit a grand-slam home run in 1950, and it wasn’t until 2008 that another Jewish pitcher hit a grand-slam home run.”

“Congratulations,” Chancellor Merkel said.

“Yes,” the others murmured. “Congratulations.”

ILLUSTRATION: Laurie Rosenwald
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2012/01/16/120116sh_shouts_trillin#ixzz1jHppLzYD

Is Mitt Romney a Vulture Capitalist?

Romney's Vulture Capitalist Career at Bain Capital

According to Gingrich and Perry Romney was a vulture capitalist at Bain. That's one of the few things I'm happy to take Gingrich's and Perry's word on. Bain made much of it's money by buying successful old line companies from their original owners, borrowing a bundle, paying themselves handsomely from the borrowed money, and laying off long service employees; and in many cases running the companies into the ground to the detriment of the workers and the plant communities. In other cases the acquired companies fared better and are still successful. Romney likes to talk about the successes and avoid the spotlight on the ones that were raped and abandoned by Bain.

Gingrich on Romney's Record at Bain Capital

Romney is one of the inventors of "Vulture Capitalism"

Is Romney a Closet Progressive?

Romney-bot

Mitt Romney is the perfect Harvard M.B.A. candidate. That is, he looks at all of this as a marketing exercise, in which he identifies his customers’ desires and delivers the product as cost effectively as possible. The problem, of course, is that politics is not the same as selling detergent, and his customers want not only a president but also a leader, somebody with credible core convictions who will take them somewhere they didn’t even know they wanted to go. He’s giving them Jeffrey Immelt when they want Steve Jobs. The reality is that he’s an intelligent guy whose only saving grace is that he doesn’t believe most of the swill coming out of his mouth about apologies, etc., but he is trying to sell a product. The problem is that this makes him not only not credible to large swaths of the population but also unsavory to many others.

GEORGE P.,
posted on nytimes.com

Mitt Romney's Second Try for the GOP Nomination

Mitt Romney lost to John McCain in his quest for the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election, but this year many pundits believe he will get the GOP nomination for the 2012 election against Barack Obama. With unemployment at a post-WWII high and consumer confidence at a near record low, Romney may be our next president.

Romney as Job Killer at Bain Capital

Bill Keller, former NYTimes editor on Romney 11-14-11:

But Romney’s role in the private sector was as a ruthless efficiency machine, a downsizer and outsourcer — in short, his critics say, a job-killer. When Romney challenged Ted Kennedy for the Senate in 1994, the Democratic campaign guru Robert Shrum prepared ads featuring the misery of workers streamlined out of jobs by Bain Capital. Watch for the sequel in 2012.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/opinion/keller-how-romney-could-win.html?_r=1&hp

"Mitt Romney as Doll" by Calvin Trillin in The Nation 1-21-08

MITT ROMNEY AS DOLL

Yes, Mitt's so slick of speech and slick of garb, he

Reminds us all of Ken, of Ken and Barbie-----

So quick to shed his moderate regalia,

He may, like Ken, be lacking genitalia.

Typical Romney Supporter in Michigan deedsphoto

Richistan Home of Romney Supporter

Kinsley on Romney

Michael Kinsley on Mitt Romney, his fellow Cranbrook prep school graduate:

"It's hard to say what Mr. Romney's campaign is really about. He would clearly do or say anything or its opposite to become president...."

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Iðunn 8 years ago

roflmao hahaha


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barranca 8 years ago

Hey a budding poet! 3 cheers.


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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Calvin Trillin is an accomplished poet! Wish I could take credit.


Jack 8 years ago

aughhhh


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JamesRay 8 years ago from Philadelphia

Brilliant! I love it! Another great hub!


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Shafer in 2008 8 years ago

Nice, Mr. Deeds. ven though I am a conservative Republican, I can't stand Flip-Flop Mitt. As the Republican nominee, he would kill the GOP for a long time to come even more than Bush has already done.


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

The word on Romney is that not even the other Republlican candidates like him. Nice hub!


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

"Two Mitt Romneys - Wealthy Man, Thrifty Habits - NYTimes.com

Friends, co-workers and relatives describe Mitt Romney as something of a paradox: a man deft at and devoted to making money who has never become entirely comfortable with his own wealth...

"He has acquired six-figure thoroughbred horses for his wife, Ann, yet plays golf with clubs from Kmart. And he has owned a series of multimillion-dollar homes, from a lakefront compound in New Hampshire to a beach house in California, but once rented a U-Haul to move his family’s belongings himself between two of the vacation retreats."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/us/politics/two-...


McCutchen 4 years ago

Meet the 22 y.o. who is driving Mittens crazy

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/meet-the...


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Thanks, John. I guess Romney is a closet progressive posing as a social conservative, right-wing nutjob Republican.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Mitt’s Zest for Zings - NYTimes.com

Romney arrived in New York City on Wednesday, newly endorsed by Christine O’Donnell, who we have not seen since her not-a-witch race for the U.S. Senate. She praised Romney for having “been consistent since he changed his mind.”


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

1-26-12NYTimes--Romney's Swiss Account Captures Critics' Fancy"

Romneys’ Swiss Account Captures Critics’ Fancy - NYTimes.com

Mitt Romney’s campaign has said there was nothing unusual or tax-evasive about the account, and no evidence has emerged to contradict it. But that did not appear to dissuade his critics.


Silvia Marquis 4 years ago

You got to be kidding ! I heard it before in the Kennedy - Nixon race but I am still shocked to hear " I am voting for him because he is handsome" . Wake up lady ! If Mitt Romney looks like Barbie's Ken that does NOT qualify Mitt Romney to be President of The United States.

Additionally pollster Towery said Gingrich is doing "substantially better" with men than Romney, 38 to 28, but the former House Speaker still faces a "gender gap," as women are still favoring Romney.

Please Ladies think about this. Ken Oups ! I mean Mitt Romney was empty whole companies into his pockets putting working women and men into the streets. Then sent their jobs to China and Mexico. Mitt Romney was also raided retirement funds and put the money in his pockets also robbing women and men of security in their Golden Years. Mitt Romeny is receiving the working women and men sweat and blood at a rate of over $51,000 DOLLARS a DAY as income !!!!! Anything goes to make a dollar is NOT Capitalism. The drug dealer or corporate raider are both wrong. The business venture was three separate parameters is it moral, ethical, or legal. The drug dealer is immoral and illegal. Mitt Romney is immoral and unethical. Mitt Romney is not and NEVER was in business to create jobs. Mitt Romney wants to make money and any human cost incurred is inconsequential. That includes human cost to women who think Mitt Romney should be President because he is handsome or looks like Ken.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Sylvia. We're on the same wavelength.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Rick Santorum’s rebuke of Mitt Romney could scramble the dynamics of the race even as many in the party’s establishment were urging its most committed activists to finally fall in line behind Mr. Romney.


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2-19-12Salon.com--

Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

Frank VanderSloot, Romney's billionaire finance co-chair, suppresses scrutiny by threatening reporters and bloggers with lawsuits.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Romney Focuses on November as Primaries Resume - NYTimes.com

Mitt Romney effectively took the Republican Party helm on Tuesday after five primary victories in the Northeast solidified his status as presidential nominee-in-waiting.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

5-11-12CNN.com--"Mitt Romney's Lame Response on Bullying"

Romney's lame response on bullying allegations - CNN.com

Teenage Romney may have been a bully, but Romney of today missed opportunity to convince us he's something different, says Paul Waldman.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

6-15-12NYTimes OP-ED--"We Don't Need No Education" Paul Krugman

We Don’t Need No Education - NYTimes.com

A look at Mitt Romney’s accidental truth-telling reveals a lot about what conservatives really mean when they talk about shrinking government.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

7-6-12NYTimes--Mitt Changes His Mind Again, Bowing to Pressure from the Tea Baggers

Mr. Romney Changes His Mind, Again, on Health Care - NYTimes.com

A meaningless spat obscures health care issues that Mitt Romney does not want to address in order to keep the Republican Party’s conservative base happy.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

7-6-12NYTimes OP-ED "Off and Out with Mitt Romney" Paul Krugman

Off and Out With Mitt Romney - NYTimes.com

All the talk of offshoring and outsourcing has Mitt Romney on the defense. But what was good for Bain Capital definitely would not be good for America.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

Put it this way: Has there ever before been a major presidential candidate who had a multimillion-dollar Swiss bank account, plus tens of millions invested in the Cayman Islands, famed as a tax haven?

And then there’s Mitt's Individual Retirement Account. I.R.A.’s are supposed to be a tax-advantaged vehicle for middle-class savers, with annual contributions limited to a few thousand dollars a year. Yet somehow Mr. Romney ended up with an account worth between $20 million and $101 million.


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7-16-12NYTimes OP-ED "The Merit Based Society" Thomas Edsall

Mitt Romney's 'Merit-Based Society' - NYTimes.com

The idea of an 'opportunity society' may appear reasonable on the surface, but what Mitt Romney is really calling for is a society that rewards relentless competitors and disregards the losers.


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Romney's Principal Adviser on the Constitution and the Judiciary is None Other than Robert Bork

Robert Bork could be picking our next four Supreme Court justices if Romney is elected. Bork is Romney's main adviser on the Constitution and the Judiciary. The Court's agenda under Mitt Romney and Robert Bork would likely be

--Attacking civil rights

--Limiting birth control

--Defending criminal sodomy laws

--Denying women's rights

--Promoting corporate power.


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

8-19-12FreePress--Romney and Ryan Have Big Plans for You!

Guest commentary: With the Ryan budget, the wealthy win while most Michiganders lose What would U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget mean for Michigan families? Using nonpartisan data, the bottom line is stark. If the Ryan budget passes, a tiny proportion of Michiganders would benefit, but millions would lose.


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8-21-12NYTimes Editorial--"What the GOP Platform Represents"

What the G.O.P. Platform Represents - NYTimes.com

The mean-spirited and intolerant platform circulating ahead of the convention shows the face of Republican politics in 2012, which has moved so far to the right that the extreme is now the mainstream.


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8-26-12NYTimes--EDITORIAL "Paul Ryan's Extremism"

Paul Ryan’s Social Extremism - NYTimes.com

A long history of social extremism makes Paul Ryan an emblem of the Republican tack to the far right.


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TPM 8-27-12 Romney and Ryan Plan to Privatize Medicare as well as Social Security

In a leaked party platform circulating on the eve of their convention, Republicans reveal in candid detail how they intend to upend Medicare. The text details the privatization policy that GOP lawmakers have supported for years, and that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are selling as necessary to “save” Medicare. But in an unusual twist, it addresses the specific aspect of the proposal that makes it a departure from what Americans know as “Medicare.”

“The first step is to move the two programs [Medicare and Medicaid] away from their current unsustainable defined-benefit entitlement model to a fiscally sound defined-contribution model,” the draft platform reads. “While retaining the option of traditional Medicare in competition with private plans, we call for a transition to a premium-support model for Medicare, with an income-adjusted contribution toward a health plan of the enrollee’s choice. This model will include private health insurance plans that provide catastrophic protection, to ensure the continuation of doctor-patient relationships.”


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8-16-12BostonGlobe--Romney Profits from Stericycle a Fetus Disposal Company??

Romney is hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns, says Tampa foe

TAMPA, FL (MMD Newswire) August 16, 2012 — Republican spokesmen for a rising "DUMP ROMNEY" rebellion today charged that Mitt Romney is "hiding Bain abortion profits in his tax returns" from investments that "would make Herod blush."


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Ralph Deeds 4 years ago Author

"It was a day late, but the Republicans’ parade of truth-twisting, distortions and plain falsehoods arrived on the podium of their national convention on Tuesday. Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney’s campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/opinion/how-the-...


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http://professional.wsj.com/article/SB100008723963...

Alan Colmes sums up the issues in his Wall Street Journal OP-Ed Sept. 4.


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9-4-12NYTimes OP-ED "Paul Ryan is a 'Rosie Ruiz' Republican" by Paul Krugman

Rosie Ruiz Republicans - NYTimes.com

What makes this incident so striking is, instead, the way it resonates with the essential Rosie-Ruizness of Mr. Ryan’s whole political persona, which is built around big boasts about accomplishments he hasn’t accomplished.


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livelonger 4 years ago from San Francisco

The only bad thing about Mitt's impending loss to Obama will be the endless "our candidate was a RINO; we should have voted in a 'real' conservative" caterwauling from the extreme right. Maybe Huckabee will see a comeback in 2016...


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Romney May Have Written His November Concession Speech at the Maine Fund Raiser for Fat Cats

Romney may as well save his remarks at the fat cat fund raiser for his concession speech in November. His off-the-cuff remark in effect calling nearly half of Americans leaches on society revealed much about himself and about the attitudes of the big money guys at his private fund raiser.


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9-25-12NYTimes Editorial "Why Mitt Romney is Slipping"

Why Mitt Romney Is Slipping - NYTimes.com

By refusing to supply America with intelligent answers, all the reliable national polls now show that his campaign is driving voters away. He falsely suggested Obama is sympathetic to the Muslim protests. And he belittled 47% of the population.


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10-2-12WallStreetJournal "The Case Against a CEO for Presiedent" Alan Blinder

Alan Blinder: The Case Against a CEO in the Oval Office - WSJ.com

In The Wall Street Journal, Princeton economist Alan Blinder asks: Why do many business people fail in government? Because there's no bottom line—and compromise is obligatory.

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