Romney brings the crazy

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Blue Velvet, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The guys a wacko . I still can't understand how he has so much support from anybody with half a brain.
     
  3. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Everyone here's a wacko. I think you have to have less than half a brain to post anything in the Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum in the first place (myself included) :eek:.
     
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    That's great and all but it has nothing to do with the topic.

    just sayin'

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  5. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    ...... and the topic brings the crazy also.

    just sayin' :p
     
  6. mgguy, Sep 8, 2012
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    Its about as important a topic as having reference to god in the Democratic platform manifesto. It was taken out initially and then forced to be put back in by Obama, even when the convention attendees did not, by all accounts, vote to put it back in (the prompter had it written that it was a pass even before the vote was taken). Now that's desperate and flailing.
     
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    When exactly is the last time Romney even held or seen a coin? A coin is like a foreign object to Romney.
     
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    I'm disappointed the article doesn't link it in greater context, but overall this is the kind of thing I'd typically expect from fringe supporters rather than a presidential candidate. I really hate the silliness of elections.
     
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    Romney realizes he got a negative bump from the RNC and President Obama has gone up in the polls. This is a desperate attempt by Romney to scare Christians that the God hating socialist Muslim Obama will attack God in his 2nd term.
     
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    It would be nice of TPM to actually finish the quote... Had they, it would have put context to the one sentence they cherry picked.

    His point was, as he said, "we are a nation bestowed by God."

    Now I don't care if you agree with that sentiment or not, that was his point. That was his point.

    Here is the video...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvkz1Pp20eI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
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    Living our life in Class Envy mode are we?
     
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    Oh come on. You know the reason you quote someone completely out of context is that's the only way to make YOUR point, and not THEIR point.

    There is no fair and balanced reporting of republicans anywhere other than on Fox News. It won't happen and shouldn't surprise you.
     
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    What polls are you referring to? Citation, please.
     
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    I guess you only consider it fair and balanced, because Fox News is designed around management instructions to NOT call out republicans on their ********, and in fact further propagate their prerogatives.

    How would you feel if Romney didn't want to take God off the coins, and also wanted to add references to Smith, Lehi, Young, or Moroni?
     
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    I really don't care about these quotes about "keeping God on our coins" or "in Romney's heart." Obama ended his convention speech with "God bless the United States". Invoking God is de rigueur for presidential campaigns, and for me it goes in one ear and out the other.

    What doesn't pass unnoticed is Romneys continued insistence that he won't cut the military. And I have to ask the small government conservatives here in PRSI how that plays with them. How can we ever bring spending under control and deal with our deficits and debts if we continue to spend ~one trillion dollars a year on defense? Does this matter to you?
     
  16. Coleman2010, Sep 8, 2012
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    This is a poll from yesterday.

    http://pollingmatters.gallup.com/2012/09/obama-bounces-up-to-52-approval-48-to.html

    More polls released today are tracking the same bounce including Rasmussen which is right leaning. If Obama is showing a bounce on Rasmussen it's a significant bounce.

    http://polltracker.talkingpointsmemo.com/polls/504b621cebcabf0d76000005
    http://polltracker.talkingpointsmemo.com/polls/504bb3ddebcabf0d6a00000f
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    It's get better.

    Mitt Romney Criticizes Defense Cuts That Paul Ryan Voted For

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/08/mitt-romney-paul-ryan-defense-cuts-sequester_n_1867531.html
     
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    I don't see why they written god in the coin in the first place is a freaking coin ;)
    Another reason why the United States sucks, too many regions ppl.
     
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    I totally agree with you.

    But can you imagine the stink that would be raised if we tried to take it off?

    It's better just to let it go ... for now.
     
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    Well, exactly. And to me, it sounds desperate because this is the kind of pandering that you'd expect in a national primary, rather than moving to the centre.

    That day he was with Pat Robertson, the nut who:

    • Told Haitians that the earthquake in Haiti was the price for Haiti making a pact with the devil and...
    • Agreed with with Jerry Falwell that the 9/11 attacks were caused by gay people and feminists, amongst others.

    Romney is running a hard-right campaign... and he's losing.

     
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    I wouldn't call it that. Fox definitely favors the GOP. The problem with many news stations in general is that they're driven by ratings, which is a system of determining success that should be left to shows which are openly fictitious.

    I'm well aware of their prior quotes. I would like nothing more than to see Jerry Falwell return as a zombie and consume Pat Robertson's brain as a light snack:D. Obviously I'm kidding, but I hate that their words appeal to anyone. I don't think it's just an issue of IQ, although it may favor a lack of education. I've always wondered if both those two employed an army of psychologists and writers. Their messages sound disgusting to me, yet they have some way of appealing to their base.
     
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    It's looking bad for Romney. Obama is up 9 points in Ohio. Romney has little to no electoral college path to victory without Ohio.

    You should be reading this blog. Probably the best one in politics.

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com
     
  24. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    This is the most interesting thing to me: Romey is running a hard right campaign. What strategist thinks that's a way to win the presidency? I'm frankly baffled by it.

    He couldn't possibly be trying to lose. That makes absolutely no sense. And if he's simply pandering to the hardliners of his party, then he's going to lose, which also makes no sense.

    Where is the appeal to the moderate independent voter? I don't see it. I don't get it. What the heck is going on inside that man's head and the heads of those running his campaign?
     
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    I don't get it either. It's clear the Republican Party has had a big say in his VP pick (a la McCain with Palin) and how far right his campaign has moved yet they have allowed Eric Fehrnstrom to seemingly run the campaign. Romney has been ill served by his gaffes. Worse than Biden.
     

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