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Mitt Romney for President 2012?? Not Likely!
At Last Here are the Details of Romney's Tax Plan
- For all the details on Mitt Romney's 5 trillion dollar tax plan visit ROMNEYTAXPLAN.COM
I found a site with all the details on Mitt Romney's $5 trillion tax plan. It's as simple as clicking a button.
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.
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.
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???
9-18-12HuffingtonPost--Romney Attempts to Explain His 47 Percent Remark
- Mitt Romney Explains '47 Percent' Leak: 'Victims' Comment Not Elegantly Stated
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Republican Mitt Romney says a video clip in which he said that nearly half of Americans think they are "victims" was "not elegantly stated." But he says President Barack Obama's approach is "attractive to people who are
9-5-12RollingStone--Greed and Debt: TheTrue Story of Romney's Vulture Capitalism at Bain
- Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital | Politics News | Rolling Stone
The great criticism of Mitt Romney, from both sides of the aisle, has always been that he doesn't stand for anything. He's a flip-flopper, they say, a
8-4-12WallStreetJournal OP-ED "How Democrats Made America Exceptional" by Alan Colmes
- Alan Colmes: How Democrats Made America Exceptional - WSJ.com
In The Wall Street Journal, Alan Colmes writes that the choice in November is between progressives and regressives. This Op-Ed sums up the election pretty well.
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.
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.
8-29-12NYTimes EDITORIAL--"How the Republicans Built It"
- How the Republicans Built It - NYTimes.com
The delayed Republican convention begins in Tampa with a blast of propaganda.
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."
TPM 8-27-12 Romney and Ryan Plan to Privatize Medicare as well as Social Security
- The Republican Platform’s Big Medicare Reveal | TPMDC
In a leaked party platform circulating on the eve of their convention, Republicans reveal in candid detail how they intend to upend Medicare.
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.
What's in Mitt Romney's Tax Returns that Could Make them So Damaging???
8-19-12FreePress--Romney and Ryan Have Big Plans for You!
- Guest commentary: With the Ryan budget, the wealthy win while most Michiganders lose | Commentary |
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.
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.
The Mittster Has a High Sense of Entitlement and Zero Sense of Empathy
Stop Romney from Borking America!!
- People For the American Way:
A Supreme Court packed with anti-choice, anti-environment, anti-civil rights Bork clones could wipe out 30 years of progress.
8-9-12NYTimes EDITORIAL "Romney Hits Bottom on Welfare"
- Mr. Romney Hits Bottom on Welfare - NYTimes.com
Mitt Romney’s charge that President Obama is encouraging welfare dependency by ending federal work requirements is false and divisive.
8-11-12Emily's List "Top 5 Worst Things About Paul Ryan's Record" "
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.
7-18-12BusinessInsider--Is the Noose Tightening Around Romney's Neck on Revealing His Tax Returns?
- Is The Noose Closing Around Romney's Tax Returns? - Business Insider
Romney can't dodge much longer.
717-12TPM McCain Says Palin was a Better Candidate than Romney
- John McCain: I didn't pick Romney because Sarah Palin was a better candidate.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defended Mitt Romney from Democratic speculation that he passed on him as a 2008 running mate after reviewing his tax returns, saying Sarah Palin was simply the better choice at the time.
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.
7-13-12NYTimesOPINION--Who's Very Important?
- Who’s Very Important? - NYTimes.com
The V.I.P. crowd has captured the modern Republican Party, which could mean a turn toward policies favoring the superrich if Republicans win in November--government of the 1%, by the 1%, and for the 1%.
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
7-14-12NYTimes OP-ED--"Mitt's Political Vortex" by Gail Collins
- Mitt’s Political Vortex - NYTimes.com
This has not been a great stretch for Mitt Romney. If we ever get our heads around Higgs boson, we might be able to understand Romney’s résumé.
7-9-12NYTimes OP-ED "Mitt's Gray Areas" by Paul Krugman
- Mitt's Shady Investments in Switzerland and Grand Cayman Island
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.
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.
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.
6-1-12NYTimes OPINION--"Electing a Businessman President is a Lousy Idea by Timothy Eagan
- The Myth of the Businessman-President - NYTimes.com
The evidence suggests that electing a president with a business background is actually a terrible idea.
Mitt Gets Worser and Worser
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.
5-27-12NewYorkNews--Guess What? Romney Fooled the Tea Baggers--He's a Keynesian
- Romney’s Big Fat Wet Kiss to Keynesian Economics -- Daily Intel
Hello, Republicans, shouldn't you be furious? Hellooo ...Romney's out of the closet. Admits he's a Keynesian!
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.
4-25-12NYTimes--Romney Focuses on November
- 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.
4-25-12NYTimes--Gingrich Poised to End Campaign, Urges Party Unity
- Gingrich Poised to Quit Race; Urges Unity - NYTimes.com
Newt Gingrich, a former House speaker, will still be on the campaign trail, but associates say he will leave the race next week.
4-8-12NYTimes--Romney and Netanyahu are Pals Dating Back to 1976
- Romney and Netanyahu are Pals Dating Back to 1976
Shared experience decades ago led to a warm friendship that is now rich with political intrigue. Netanyahu, is making the case for military action against Iran as Mr. Romney, the likely GOP nominee, is attacking Obama for not supporting Netanyahu.
2-19-12TPM--Romney's Auto Bailout Dance
- D’oh! Romney’s Auto-Bailout Dance Enrages Tea Party Too | TPM2012
Mitt Romney is stuck in the worst possible position this week in Michigan when it comes to the auto bailout. On the one hand, he’s being pilloried by both Democrats and the local press for his confusing criticism of the federal intervention that resc
2-19-12Salon.com--Romney's Billionaire Co-Finance Chair, Frank VanderSloot, Uses Threats to Silence Critics
- 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.
Romney Says He was a "Severely Conservative" Governor of Massachusetts
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.)
2-9-12NYTimes--Romney's Tax Returns Revive Dispute Over Offshore Tax Dodges
- Romney’s Returns Revive Scrutiny of Offshore Tax Shelters - NYTimes.com
Experts say Mitt Romney appears to have benefited from an investment technique that has long frustrated Congress. [Off shore tax dodges.]
2-9-12NYtimes--Santorum Sweep a Sign of GOP Unease with Romney
- Santorum Sweep Sets Stage for New Battle in Republican Race - NYTimes.com
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.
2-5-12NYTimes OP-ED "Mitt Romney's Muffled Soul" Frank Bruni
- Mitt’s Muffled Soul - NYTimes.com
Romney’s Mormon faith is too central to his biography and identity to be swept to the side.
12-1-12Truthout--No, Mitt, Corporations Aren't People
- Corporations Aren't People
The idea that "corporations are people" and "money is speech" are concepts that were never, ever considered or promoted or even passed by any legislature in the history of America.
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.
1-17-12NYTimes "Romney's Tax Rate is 15%
- Romney Says His Tax Rate Is ‘Probably’ 15 Percent - NYTimes.com
Under renewed pressure to release his personal income tax returns, Mitt Romney on Tuesday acknowledged that he pays an effective tax rate of about 15 percent.
1-13-12SFGate--A Republican Says Romney Not a Job Creator
- Romney's Not a Job Creator
"I find it personally insulting when Romney says his work at Bain created jobs," said Kastenbaum, a registered Republican who lives in Lafayette. "That's not what my experience was." His experience and that of others who worked in his division of Un
1-13-12Washington Monthly "Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity"
- Political Animal - Chronicling Mitt’s mendacity
Paul Krugman noted this morning that Mitt Romney tells so many falsehoods so often, he seems determined to rehabilitate George W. Bush’s reputation “by running a campaign so dishonest that it makes Bush look like a model of truth-telling.” Krugman a
1-13-12LA Times--Romney is no Stranger to Government Handouts
The story of Bain and Steel Dynamics illustrates how Romney, during his business career, made avid use of public-private partnerships, something that many conservatives consider to be "corporate welfare." It is a commitment that carried over into his
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
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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"
1-11-12NYTimes OP-ED "A Perfect Doll" Maureen Dowd
- A Perfect Doll - NYTimes.com
One Mitt Romney was born with a silver spoon, the other one’s was wooden. Both want your vote.
Wall Street Journal--"Romney at Bain Capital: Big Gains, Some Busts"
- Romney at Bain Capital: Big Gains, Some Busts - WSJ.com
A Wall Street Journal analysis shows that among 77 businesses the private-equity firm invested in under Mitt Romney's leadership, 22% either filed for bankruptcy reorganization or closed by the end of the eighth year after Bain first invested. Some d
1-11-12NYTimes--Romney's Record at Bain Capital--Job Creator or Job Destroyer?
- As Romney Advances, Private Equity Becomes Part of the Debate - NYTimes.com
The private equity industry has come under scrutiny as Mitt Romney’s Republican rivals have attacked his record at the investment firm Bain Capital.
- The Unabridged Guide To The Mitt-isms Of The English Language | TPM2012
Whether we have one year, four years or eight years left of Mitt Romney on the public stage, we already know the signature of Mitt Romney’s public persona — the Mitt-ism. All politicians have gaffes. But Romney’s are of a…
1-8-12NYTimes--"Romney is the Main Target in a Caustic GOP Debate"
- At Republican Debate, Romney’s Rivals Go on the Offensive - NYTimes.com
One by one, his Republican rivals lined up against Mitt Romney, the established front-runner, engaging him in some of the most pointed exchanges of the campaign so far during Sunday’s debate.
1-6-11TPM--Romney's Phony Jobs Creation Claims
- Romney’s Claim To Be A Job Creator Hits The Skids | TPMDC
Mitt Romney’s effort to disguise one of his biggest political liabilities has hit a major snag this week — one that may force him to abandon his most effective, but misleading talking points about his work in the private sector, and President Obama’s
1-6-11NYTimes OP-ED "Bain, Barack and Jobs" Paul Krugman
- Bain, Barack and Jobs - NYTimes.com
Mitt Romney says that President Obama has been a job destroyer, while he was a job-creating businessman. But those claims border on dishonesty.
Is Romney a Closet Progressive?
12-18-11NYT Magazine "Building a Better Mitt Romney-Bot
- Building a Better Mitt Romney-Bot - NYTimes.com
Mitt is that is a dime-a-dozen manager. For the bottom line, he will do anything. Who gets taken care of: Wal-Mart, G.M., big pharma, foreign companies/donors, Chinese businesses, lobbyists. Who loses: seniors, workers, taxpayers, public servants...
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.
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12-15-11NYTIMES OP-ED "Mitt's Zest for Zings" Gail Collins
- 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.”
12-13-11WashingtonMonthly--Romney, a Political Animal at the Intersection of Dishonesty and Hypocrisy
- Political Animal - At the intersection of dishonesty and hypocrisy
The 3rd problem: Romney made the remarks on Sat., after endorsing Paul Ryan’s budget plan on Fri. I.e., on Fri., Romney said he supports privatizing Medicare out of existence. Just 1 day later, he falsely accused Obama of cutting Medicare.
12-13-11NYT--Private Equity Wall Streeters Raise Money for Romney
- Mitt Romney's Run Puts Spotlight on Private Equity - NYTimes.com
Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital is being searched by his critics for ammunition in the presidential campaign, and by others for clues as to how he would perform as president.
12-10-11NYTimes--"Two Mitt Romneys--Wealthy Man, Thrifty Habits"
- 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.
12-7-11YahooNews--Dan Quayle Endorses Romney!!!
- Former Vice President Dan Quayle Endorses Mitt Romney - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Dan Quayle, a former senator and vice president, endorsed former Massachusetts Mitt Romney for president in an op-ed published in the Arizona Republic. It represents a nod to a possible future president from a man who might have bee
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.
12-7-11TPM "Romney not Sure How He'd Legally Stop Obamacare"
- Romney Not Really Sure How He’d Legally Stop Obamacare | TPM2012
Pressed by a newspaper editorial board on how he could legally block Obamacare from taking effect as president, Mitt Romney told a newspaper editorial board that they should talk to his lawyer for further details.
12-7-11TPM--Romney Wouldn't Recommend Romneycare to the States Either
- Mitt Romney: I Wouldn’t Recommend Romneycare To States, Either | TPM2012
Mitt Romney has long maintained that he’d never impose his Massachusetts health care law on the nation, no matter how great he thinks it is, but now he’s warning states against enacting it either. This is a new tack for Romney, who’s talked his plan
12-5-11NYMagazine--"Mitt Romney's Potemkin Village"
- Mitt Romney’s Potemkin Village -- Daily Intel
Why must a candidate as smart as Romney avoid any difficult interviews?
12-1-11NYT OP-ED--"The Mitt Romney Pardon" Gail Collins
- The Mitt Romney Pardon - NYTimes.com
Good news, people! The former governor of Massachusetts really has told the truth at least once.
11-16-11Detroit MetroTimes- The GOP's Race to the Bottom by Jack Lessenberry
- The GOP\'s race to the bottom - Columns - Detroit Metro Times
Well, not so much. They've been having these debates ad nauseam, seemingly every other day, across the nation. You might think President Obama's best hope for surviving the tough economy lies in having as many people as possible see these jokers
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.
11-5-11NYTimes--Romney Outlines His Proposals to Cut Social Security and Medicare Costs
- Romney Outlines Entitlement Changes - NYTimes.com
Mitt Romney stirred a group of fiscal conservatives by talking about repealing "Obamacare" and overhauling Medicaid and Social Security.
"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...."