Posts Tagged ‘Romney 2012’

Romney to the Rescue!

November 3, 2012

Romney to the Rescue!

At a campaign stop storm relief event last Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio, ex-financier Mitt Romney rolled up his sleeves, hitched up his blue jeans, and accepted donated cans of soup and bottles of Gatorade on behalf of Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast. Of course, Mr. Romney’s campaign really bought $5,000 worth of those groceries at Walmart, and the Red Cross and other aid agencies discourage such well-intentioned but unhelpful in-kind donations.

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Herman Cain’s Jumbo Slice of Ego

September 27, 2012

Herman Cain's Jumbo Slice of Ego

Everyone thinks that the Mitt Romney presidential campaign is toast, including former rival Herman Cain. What’s more, the Pizza King thinks he wouldn’t have been in this position:

“But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he’d probably have a ‘substantial lead’ on President Barack Obama at this point.

‘The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,’ he said.”

— “Cain says he’d be leading Obama if he were nominee,” Nathan Crabbe, Gainesville Sun

More:

“Herman Cain Says He’d Ge Doing Better Than Loser Mitt Romney, Because of Deep Thoughts,” Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

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Romney Health Care Plan for the 47 Percent

September 26, 2012

Romney Health Care Plan for the 47 Percent

Ex-financier Willard Mitt Romney on CBS “60 Minutes“:

“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”

Odd talk for a man whose chief accomplishment in his single term in public office was a successful universal health insurance program. ER care costs three times what primary care does, and taxpayers and policyholders pick up the tab for the uninsured, so that’s odd math from a man who claims he’ll fix the economy. Something else is odd: Mitt Romney was against emergency room primary care before he was for it. Someone needs to remind him that the emergency department is not health insurance.

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Paul Ryan, Republican Intellectual

September 24, 2012

Paul Ryan, Repblican Intellectual

Paul Ryan is today’s leading Republican intellectual because he’s read 4 books. Well 3, actually, but he read Atlas Shrugged twice..  Alec MacGillis has a thorough examination of this in The New Republic:

“It wasn’t clear at first that he even wanted to be in D.C. Offered a position on Senator Bob Kasten’s committee right after college, Ryan took awhile to respond because he was trying to find work as a ski instructor in Colorado instead.”

“Ryan was inquisitive during his early days on the Hill, but in a way that was hard to distinguish from mere favor-currying. (He had been named the ‘biggest brown noser’ of his high school class.) He nagged [Cesar] Conda … so often with questions about supply-side economics that Conda lent him two books to keep him busy—Jude Wanniski’s The Way the World Worksand George Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty, both foundational tracts for trickle-down Reaganomics.”

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Mitt Romney, International Statesman

September 13, 2012

Mitt Romney, International Statesman

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has taken a bold stand on foreign policy, standing firmly atop the dead bodies of American diplomats in a sordid attempt to score political points. As is his habit, when it became clear that his charges were at variance with the facts, he repeated them. Perhaps that works in the murky world of private equity, but it’s less effective in international relations, where lives are at stake, not just other people’s money.

So what’s Mitt Romney’s position on Libya? Take your pick; he’s had five of them. And that was just last year.

Apart from his accounts in offshore banks and his LDS missionary work in France, Mr. Romney has had little experience in foreign affairs. He’s certainly a quick study, though. First a world tour of gaffes, insults, and intelligence leaks; now this.

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Tax Returns? Romney Won’t Even Reveal His Real Name.

September 9, 2012

Tax Returns? Romney Won't Even Reveal His Real Name.

According to CNN, sleazy magazine publisher and free speech activist Larry Flynt is “offering up to a million dollars in cash for documented evidence concerning Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships.”  Mr. Romney, Republican Presidential candidate, has only released one complete year of tax returns, refusing to reveal more unless he’s elected. Details about the candidate’s offshore bank accounts in Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands have prompted calls for more complete tax record disclosure, most recently by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

It’s unlikely Mr. Romney will reveal more tax returns; he won’t even reveal his real name. He’s been telling us his first name is Mitt, but it’s really Willard. Don’t believe that? Okay, ask to see his birth certificate.

Related:

“2 Percent of Voters Thought Mitt Romney’s Real Name Is ‘Mittens,'” Dino Grandoni, The Atlantic Wire

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Self-Deportation

September 8, 2012

Self-Deportation

Citizen Self-Deportation

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Despite advice from John McCain and Jeb Bush, Republican Presidential Candidate Willard Mitt Romney insists that calling for “Self-Deportation” is lots easier than figuring out real immigration policy. The GOP succumbed to the bargaining skills of ex-financier Romney, and ” Self-Deportation” is on the 2012 Republican Platform. In the event of a Romney victory, Steven Colbert predicts Citizen Self-Deportation. We cannot confirm the rumor that Ron Paul supporters will Self-Teleport.

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Meet Mitt Romney

August 29, 2012

Meet Mitt Romney

The deal made in back rooms and boardrooms was confirmed Tuesday at the official GOP product roll-out in Tampa: Willard Mitt Romney is the Republican Nominee for President of the United States of America. The GOP Convention will now introduce us to “The Real Mitt Romney.” The man is such an empty suit that it will take 48 hours, thousands of people, and millions of dollars to do it.

Of course, Mitt Romney can speak for himself and doesn’t rely on slogans. “I know there are some people who do a very good job acting and pretend they’re something they’re not,” he told Politico. “You get what you see. I am who I am.” He repeated “I am who I am” three times during the interview. Paul Ryan was inspired by Ayn Rand; apparently Mr. Romney was inspired by Popeye the Sailor Man.

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