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Lol, Romney Introduces His Wife as a Heavyweight

  1. bgamall profile image83
    bgamallposted 5 years ago

    This poor man is simply clueless. Totally politically clueless. He lacks a certain subtle intelligence crucial to discussing world affairs with the leaders of the world. Gaffe after Gaffe after Gaffe:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-playe … 15755.html

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1 - Every politician makes gaffes. Obama has had more than his fair share.

      2 - This really isn't as bad as you make it. He used a term that refers to the best of all fighters, and clarified his meaning, nor did she take offense at it.

      Do you make this much of a deal about Obama's gaffes?

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        57 states  57 states  57 states  57 states.....

        Years later, 57 states  57 states  57 states

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          JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that's one of them. Why focus on the gaffes of one side and pretend the gaffes on the other side don't matter?

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Ask the Romney supporters...they are the ones making that case.

            Romney just made a slip...which is what the dems said about Obama and 57 states.

            But the R's here kept pushing and pushing 57 states to make fun of Obama.

            Tell them to stop the 57 states thing!

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              JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              This is always the problem.

              Go make the other side stop first.

              It's the other sides fault.

              They started it.

              I'm saying, if someone calls a R gaffe a gaffe and a D gaffe a slip, they aren't being honest. There's no reason to focus on one side only.

              1. lovemychris profile image79
                lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Who did that?

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                  JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  You just did.

                  I pointed out to the OP that it's not good to focus on the gaffes of one side. My position is that it's not good to focus on either side. Then you come in and start pointing at the Rs.

                  1. lovemychris profile image79
                    lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    You asked this question:

                    "Do you make this much of a deal about Obama's gaffes?"

                    I pointed out that they did.

        2. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Want some new material? lol

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            G-Dam America  G-Dam America  G-Dam America ...that was playes so much, it was like background noise!

      2. Cassie Smith profile image66
        Cassie Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I liked when Obama admitted that he didn't know the "Austrian term" for wheeling and dealing.

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Get a grip, man! Do you not understand what a heavyweight champion is?? Ann is obviously thin, and believe me - she's thinner in person. If she were overweight, I might consider the comment a gaffe. Oh, when you were talking about intelligence, you misspelled "discussing." lol. Sorry - the English teacher in me. Your finger probably just hit the wrong key. I do that, too, especially when my hands are numb from nerve damage.

      1. bgamall profile image83
        bgamallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Come on Habee, add to this the dog on the car roof gaffe, the 700k is middle income gaffe, the horse in every port gaffe, the not employed while I make 42 million gaffe, the not feeling rich while worth over 200 million gaffe, and you can see the Romneys have a problem.

        They have a huge problem in that they are simply out of touch and lack thoughtfulness. Plus, Bain broke some companies and caused at least one death due to their greed.

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Do you really want me to list all of Obama's and Michelle's gaffes?? And if I were to try to list all of Biden's gaffes, it would probably take me a week of typing! lol

          1. bgamall profile image83
            bgamallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Biden is Romney light. Biden is VP, Romney wants to be pres. Big difference.

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              JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              What about Obama's gaffes? You keep avoiding that issue.

              1. habee profile image90
                habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I was going to ask that!

            2. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Biden is VP. Ann R does not hold any office. Big difference.

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          JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Do you make as big of a deal out of Obama's gaffes?

          The 700k 'gaffe' is ridiculous, he said no such thing.

          Having a good time with citizens isn't a gaffe either.

          You're just fishing for ammo against Romney, why don't you focus on his politics?

          1. bgamall profile image83
            bgamallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Ok, I predict that Romney will increase wars and the pentagon's budget that is bloated now. I predict that Romney will allow more easy money lending as he seeks to repeal the Volcker Rule.

            I predict that Romney will do more to harm the middle class since the rich know they can squeeze Americans as long as the policies to do so line up.

            Both parties allow speculation and much of it comes from out of America, with Brent Crude Oil, so drilling won't change a thing. Our WTI will be exported as that is the plan.

            But the Republicans want more housing bubbles and will end up attacking main street. The Republicans are very much like the IMF. I have documented that here and at Business Insider the desire for the wealthy to securitize and sell bad loans guaranteed by government.

            You and Habee should read my articles there. If you hate what the IMF has done to third world developing nations beware of what they could do here and in Europe.

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              JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Do you make such a big deal about Obama's gaffes? What's that, 4 times you've been asked?

              1. bgamall profile image83
                bgamallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                No, he has already proven to have some sympathy and concern for the 99 percent. If you are not in the 1 percent, you should not trust Romney. i trust you are not in the 1 percent Jaxson. Where do you put yourself that you should support folks predatory toward main street? In my ebook, Dirty Dirty Republicans, I make it clear that both parties have exploited mainstreet, but that the Republicans are planning more speculation in real estate in the future.

                1. habee profile image90
                  habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Main street? Don't most small businesses support Romney?

                  Your rants aren't coherent. What does Mitt's referring to his wife as his heavyweight champion have to do with the 1%?? I'm confused.

                  1. bgamall profile image83
                    bgamallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Most small biz is in the 1 percent. Or at least it is in the top 5 percent and wants the same freebees available only to the rich that will get them to the top 1 percent.

                    http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/t … -earn.aspx

                    I am starting to think you are a bit naive, Habee.

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image73
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        OK, Habee, but you must admit that Romney is pretty gaffe-prone. I'd list a few, but I'm sure everyone is aware of most of them. However, that's the least of his problems. He's pandered to the Tea Partiers to the point where nobody can be sure what he really believes and what his policies would be if he were lucky enough to win the election.

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          He's more gaffe-prone than Obama? Wanna bet $10,000? lol

    3. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Does that certain subtle intelligence begin with a bow and by your leave the way Obama grovels?

  2. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    That seems to be the way somebody wants it.

  3. Shanna11 profile image94
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    Hahaha, oh come on-- political spin anyone?

    I think it's amusing. He obviously meant to compliment his wife, and not hurt her, but he just fumbled like any human is prone to do.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    Just curious, are the OP and LMC brother and sister? smile

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I think LMC usually has more valid points.

  5. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "If you cut tax rates, the rich pay less. If the rich pay less, somebody pays more. If nobody pays more, then the government shrinks. If the government shrinks, the beneficiaries of government lose. Who are the beneficiaries of government spending? Three out of every five dollars goes to old people (e.g. Social Security), sick people (e.g. Medicaid/Medicare), and poor people (e.g. income security programs). If we cut government, the poor, sick, and old will probably lose out."

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A lot of government money goes to inefficiency, or paying interest on debt. It's waste. The government is NOT the ideal of efficiency, so we don't want them being the ones running everything. The post office has a -7% profit margin. We are short $42 TRILLION dollars to pay medicare/medicaid and SS for the next 60 years. Think about that, $42 TRILLION.

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Why don't we just get rid of the cap on FICA? It stops at $106,000 now.....even if you raised it, that would solve a lot.

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          JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          When the government wastes taxpayer money, spends taxpayer money that it wasn't supposed to spend, the answer isn't to raise taxes.

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Social security is not a wasteful program. Neither is medicare. It's much more efficient than private insurance, a bulk of whose money goes to perks and bennies of the ceos.

            FICA pays them both, as well as disability and other such programs. Lifting the cap or getting rid of it alltogether would fund it forever, and not hurt anyone in the process.

            All these GOP policies hurt the ones who can least afford it,and reward those who already have it made.

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              JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              This is a common lie from the left. CEO salaries are tiny, tiny fractions of total business. For instance, if the CEO of Coca Cola gave all his earnings back into reducing the price of coke, each can would cost $0.000003 less.

              Private insurance can be more efficient than governmental, and if you include the future-debt of these programs it is much more efficient.

              No, even if there were NO cap on FICA, the funds would still run out in 75 years. But that's always the answer. Government spends money it's not supposed to spend, and we'll tax the rich even more to make up for it, right?

              We need to LOWER taxes to encourage investment and growth. We are above almost every developed nation in taxes, higher taxes isn't the answer.

              Yeah, an equal tax cut for everyone hurts the poor.

  6. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "Somebody making between $10,000 and $20,000 would pay 1% more in taxes than they would under Obama's current policy. Somebody making between $500,000 and $1 million would pay between 7% less in taxes"

    No--I don't like it. It's another tax break for rich people! Same old same old!

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are not going to pay 1% more. The bottom 50%, which goes up to $35,000 (iirc) only pays 1.85% already, and Romney will lower that by 20%.

      Romney said it best. People are rating his tax plan, when the details haven't been released yet. It's just news agencies and 'study groups' trying to get hits by doing 'research'.

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    JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

    This is why we don't need more stimulus. Do you still think Obama will get it right after his last promise?

    http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/defaul … hart_0.jpg

    1. lovemychris profile image79
      lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The stimulus needed to be bigger and bolder. We the 99% of the people need it, not we the 1%.

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        JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Stimulus didn't work. You want a bigger stimulus than the last one? What about Obama's promise that if we could spend $1 trillion on stimulus that unemployment wouldn't go above 8%, do you still trust that stimulus is the answer?

        1. lovemychris profile image79
          lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          He didn't say that. A member of his team did. And she was speculating, not promising. That is a GOP lie that is out there.

          And the stimulus DID work. It saved or created 3 million jobs. And the GM loan worked too.

          And Obamacare is starting to show real signs of progress...in terms of saving money and getting more people insured.

          2 years of private sector job growth.

          We are just starting to recover from the blow we were leveled by 30 years of theft to the top.
          We can not afford to go back and let them finish the job!

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            JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            No, it was in his stimulus bill. Obama said if we didn't get the stimulus we would hit double digits. Well, we still did. With the stimulus, the unemployment rate was worse than the projection without it. You can say they were just wrong, but that margin of error is so large it approaches a coin flip.

            We still hit double digits. As far as jobs saved, that's been debated ever since Obama took office. Regardless, any jobs created by government spending are temporary jobs, artificial demand, and those jobs are gone now.

            And bankrupting our country.

            First, imagine how the private sector would grow if we had competitive tax rates.

            Secondly, job growth, adjusted for capita, has barely increased. Yes, things are starting to turn around, but any free market will correct itself after a recession. We could be doing so much better than we are.

  8. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    We lowered taxes in 03,05 and 10....what growth? What jobs?

    More Swiss bank accounts for the Uber Rich.

    And weren't people being turned away from private insurance companies if they deemed the risk too high? You want to go back to that?

    Romney's plan is not an equal tax cut. He cuts more for $500,000 and up.

    And he increases the deficit by 500 bil.

    It's another reverse robin hood.

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Our corporate tax rates are still way too high. We can lower personal tax rates, but it doesn't help too much if we don't have businesses investing in America to create jobs and stimulate wealth.

      He doesn't cut more, he's cutting 20% for every bracket. 20% = 20%.

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        "The rest we knew, destruction of the middle class, pump and dumps, Wall Street Crimes, all under the guise of “trickle down” and “lowering taxes.”  Every phony 3rd string economist they could buy has been discredited."

        More of the same.

  9. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "And bankrupting our country"

    Good News! Obamacare Will Cost Less than Projected http://mojo.ly/zBJRQR

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      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, 100 billion less than we thought... still over $1 trillion though. oops.

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    dragonarmt1posted 5 years ago

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  11. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Private sector has added 4 million jobs over the last 2 years http://pic.twitter.com/Jwubugok

 
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