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A refreshing political story...

  1. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    for a change - Romney and Paul friends behind the scenes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/us/po … r=2&hp

    1. Gypsy Willow profile image80
      Gypsy Willowposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How refreshing! They will be able to learn from each other for the good of the people they are supposed to represent. Skewed beliefs may be straightened too.

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Romney knows he needs Paul's endorsement (he'll never get it).

      And Paul knows that he'll be assassinated the second he gets into office.

      1. steveamy profile image60
        steveamyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        and everybody know that will never happen ....

  2. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Hi, Gypsy! I thought it was a nice change from the mud-slinging. lol

  3. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 5 years ago

    Very true!  How encouraging that people who are in the limelight can disagree and still be friends.

  4. Alexander Mark profile image90
    Alexander Markposted 5 years ago

    Love it. That was an engrossing article. Habee, you should start a "nice-news" outlet. This makes me love Ron more, and like Mitt a little more - maybe he's not the snake in the grass he appears to be.

  5. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "When Mr. Romney arrived later, he offered his jet to take them home to Texas."

    I'm sorry---I just don't want anyone who flies around in a private jet as president.

    In fact...I have always had my suspicions about Paul, and this just makes them grow.

    1. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Doesn't the President fly around in a private jet? Jumbo shrimp, Military intelligence, things that make you go hmmmmmmm.

      1. lovemychris profile image81
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah...but it comes with being president.

        I don't think the Obama's rode around on a private jet in their private life.
        Don't even think Bush did!

        1. Repairguy47 profile image60
          Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sure Obama and Bush both traveled in private jets before they were President. Know what? Nothing is wrong with it.

          1. lovemychris profile image81
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Didn't say there was...it just struck me when I read it,and I don't want someone like that as president. He's way too biased on the side of big business, and lives the big business life-style.

            1. profile image70
              logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              and you're okay with Obama running around the country campaigning on the taxpayer dollar?

              1. lovemychris profile image81
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Romney was gone for all his term as Gv last time he ran for pres....
                And Bush campaigned for his second term too.

                Obama is doing his job just fine. And I have no problem with his running....

                He has to, or they would drown him in lies.

                1. innersmiff profile image79
                  innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  LMC. You have someone like you are describing as President. Obama changes his positions and voting habits on a whim, presumably when the price is high enough. And you're complaining about a private jet? Come on.

                  1. lovemychris profile image81
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I don't agree. And why can't I have an opinion? I don't want another rich  business man running our country...is that ok, or must I bow?

          2. habee profile image91
            habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            It's only wrong when a Republican spends money on luxuries. Haven't you figured that out yet?

    2. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LMC, can you EVER see the good in anyone if he's not a liberal??

      1. lovemychris profile image81
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My problem is not with the good in him, it's the bad that worries me.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If the president doesn't promise to NOT touch LMC's uterus, she wants him dead.

    3. Aficionada profile image92
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this


      In what way does this make your suspicions of Paul grow - do you mean the fact that he is capable of being friends with someone he disagrees with?  That he can maintain his position and policies, while having a friendly relationship with people who think differently?  That would seem to me to be a plus. Doesn't diplomacy of all sorts require the ability to work with people who have differing views?

      Or - just for clarification - are you suspicious of Paul because Romney offered him a ride?  Didn't Paul refuse it?  Or did I read the article too fast?

      1. lovemychris profile image81
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No--that he's a big business shill just like Romney.

        1. lovemychris profile image81
          lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Like this:

          "Peter Thiel can afford to donate 1.7 million to Ron Paul but taxes on the rich are "too high"

          and before anyone says "what about Obama?"....he wants to raise taxes on the rich...which would include himself.

          Romney and Paul don't.

          Can afford for a ceo to make 53 mil....but have to offset any higher cost of doing business on the consumers....attitude like that.

          1. Aficionada profile image92
            Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I don't really understand what you are trying to say with this post.  But I do thank you for your first answer to my question.

            1. lovemychris profile image81
              lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You're welcome.

              I only meant that they favor the rich, both of them, IMO.

          2. Evan G Rogers profile image81
            Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Taxes aren't charity.

            NEXT!

            1. lovemychris profile image81
              lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No, but tax breaks are a gift to the Uber rich from members of our gvt.

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
                Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No, they really aren't.

                "Hey, I'm going to steal less of your money"

                This isn't a gift, it's a reduction in theft.

                1. lovemychris profile image81
                  lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  No--it went like this:

                  "We are going to take more $$ from the middle class so you can keep more of yours. That way, we still have the gvt we all want and USE, and you can put more in Swiss banks."

                  Well, except for the 2 military engagements and the prescription drug bill...those we'll put on the tab for the next guy to deal with, who we can then turn around and blame for everything!

                  "Only the little people pay taxes."

                  "You are our base, we will support you."

                  Mission Accomplished!

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image81
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Umm... wow, I don't know what you're smoking, but I seriously recommend stopping.

          Paul isn't a Corporate Schill. In fact, almost all of his money came from private individuals like me.

          Stop talking about Paul, because you're making yourself look foolish.

          1. lovemychris profile image81
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm a woman. Paul is anti-thetic to my freedom--as are all the R's running for prez. I will scream till I'm blue in the face, thank you.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              You said he's pro-big business.

              You were wrong. In fact, he recently warned that we're heading to a fascist state and that we need to quit giving federal money to companies.

              Keep screaming till you're blue, I hope you pass out.

              And, people don't have the freedom to kill babies.

              1. lovemychris profile image81
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ron Paul is against regulating business....and plenty of business kills babies. Just ask those kids who are forced to live next to oil refineries or coal plants.
                Drink the water poisoned by corporations, who Paul wants to be free to kill at will.

                HEY!! That's MY new smear. Ron Paul: Free to Kill at Will. Drink and breathe that poison...the gvt will let it happen for you.

                Nice politics, huh?

                1. innersmiff profile image79
                  innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  The Thames in London was cleaned up through the market - people wanted clean water so they got it. On the other hand, the government teams up with corporations to put flouride in the water :3

                  1. lovemychris profile image81
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    *Lalalalalala*--don't tell me about business....listen to me about the gvt.

  6. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    No, it's just the flip way about it: "Need a ride home? Here, let me fly you on my private jet."


    ....We've had enough big business types as pres...whole 8 years of "all for oil"
    It's just enough for me. That's all.

    1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Obama's a millionaire

      Burned.

      Obama's income has quadrupled while he has been president!

      Double Burned!

      1. lovemychris profile image81
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Obama's policies help those who aren't. Quadruple burn.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          They help if you're ignorant to economics.

          1. lovemychris profile image81
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You, apparently, have been ignorant to the past 12 years of life in America.

    2. innersmiff profile image79
      innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Obama's biggest campaign contributors included:
      JP Morgan Chase
      Goldman Sachs
      Microsoft
      Citigroup
      TIme Warner
      UBS
      General Electric
      Morgan Stanley

      Triple burned!

      1. lovemychris profile image81
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Obama's policies are geared to help people who aren't Uber rich, to get people working, and move our country into the future--rid us of all the BS of the past.
        Some people are stuck in the past....stay there!

        And all those donors you listed could not match the Koch Bros or Adelson....so that's a dead issue right about now. We are dealing with people who have billions of dollars: One Man.

        Makes wall street look like kid in a candy shop.

        1. innersmiff profile image79
          innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Give me 5 examples of Obama's 'helping' policies and the demonstrably good effects they have had on the people. The proof is in the pudding.

          1. lovemychris profile image81
            lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            1. Lily Ledbetter Act---equal pay for women
            2. Make Work Pay act....responsible for getting 95% of Americans a tax break.
            3. Black farmers FINALLY got paid for a lawsuit that has been going on for decades. Blatant discrimination finally resolved.
            4. Mountain are got federal recognition as a disaster area, and was CLEANED. People were dying from the effect of mountain-top blasting by the coal companies. Ignored by previous administration.
            5. Agreement between the US gvt and business.... to hire returning vets. They get tax breaks....Vets get jobs.

            I could go on, but you asked for 5. This is off the top of my head...if I researched, it would be quite a long list.

            1. innersmiff profile image79
              innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Okay so women getting equal pay, tax breaks for working Americans (pointless act if you're supporting the welfare state), one particular case of discrimination solved and an act trying to patch up a problem that he could fix completely by actually giving Vets the pay they are owed, and Obama is a good President? And besides, the last one is a discriminatory law. Businesses must hire who they believe to be the most talented individuals available, regardless of their previous career. Maybe people won't hire Vets because killing other human beings is not a very profitable skill set in the free market!

              Examples of Obama's horrible policies:
              1. The passage of NDAA - the official legal right to detain American citizens indefinitely, and even assassinate them.
              2. Sanctions and embargos on Iran -  is inevitably going to lead to yet another war.
              3. The refusal to cut spending and borrowing - inevitably going to lead us in to another economic collapse (the real-life economy has not recovered since 2008. Ask your average single mother how easier her life has gotten). This is also increasing unemployment for minorities.
              4. More subsidies to BIG BUSINESS: "An investigation by The Washington Post found that the Energy Department has approved nearly $4 billion in federal grants and financing to 21 companies supported by firms with connections to five Obama administration staffers and advisers." Infowars.com
              5. The eradication of freedom of conscience, as we have seen with this whole birth-control debacle. First it is birth control, then what is it?

              Would you like me to go on?

              1. Evan G Rogers profile image81
                Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                You could kill LMC's mother in front of her eyes so long as you add "... but abortions are ok".

                1. lovemychris profile image81
                  lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  This is a slander and an attack...and it's TYPICAL of the tactics of the Reich.

                  and I do mean Reich.

              2. lovemychris profile image81
                lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No--I didn't ask you! YOU asked me.

                I can hear the negative anytime I wish...just by turning on a tv or radio.

                I prefer the positive, which I find on twitter.

                RW debasing and degrading is old news.

                1. innersmiff profile image79
                  innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  NO NO! *puts hand on ears* do do do do dooo, I'm not listeningggg, lalalalalalaa I can't hear youuuu

                  1. lovemychris profile image81
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    That's right..I didn't ask, and I've heard it all before: Mega-blast 24/7.

                    I do turn it off.....it's psycho talk. I'm not into reverse psychology.

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    ..this thread title definitely caught my eye....the word refreshing and politics just don't seem to go together...lol

 
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