mbmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2562 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
As much as I despise the over-privileged liar, I don't think it's anything more than him trying to make an off-the-cuff joke. Which he shouldn't do because he's just not funny and his attempts to be funny almost always end as terrible gaffes.
StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3230 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
Quoting mbmbos (Reply 1): I don't think it's anything more than him trying to make an off-the-cuff joke. Which he shouldn't do because he's just not funny and his attempts to be funny almost always end as terrible gaffes.
I don't think Romney should try and joke about anything, as he has no Charisma what so ever. Even GWB has more than him, he is just a boring person IMO.
Saying that, it should not matter when electing a president but the so called "Brew Test" has picked the last 7 elections in the US, so people do vote that way.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 38590 posts, RR: 80 Reply 8, posted (9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 7): it should not matter when electing a president but the so called "Brew Test" has picked the last 7 elections in the US, so people do vote that way.
You're right and it's a silly way of selecting a President.
You're also right about Romney having no charisma at all. Yes he is a very boring candidate but that wont stop me from voting for him.
I'd rather have a beer with Mitt Romney because then I would have won in challenging his wacky Mormon beliefs.
I'd have to mouth off to a police officer and refuse to show ID in order to get treated to a beer with Obama.
Aesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 4934 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3018 times:
Too much joking is not a good idea for politicians. François Hollande is well known for cracking jokes at every opportunity, often good ones, and specially acerbic ones at the beginning of the campaign, but as it went along his people told him to tone it down to look more serious and "presidential".
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seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9911 posts, RR: 17 Reply 21, posted (9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 20): He said he finally realized why Obama kept slamming Romney to provide his tax returns...
Limbaugh said "Obama wants to show his voters what a tax form looked like!"
That would be funny if it were true.....
Here we go again:
The Republican governer of Hawaii released both the legal short form and legal long form birth certificate for Barak Obama. No one but no one to the right of him liked or believed it. But, it is out there for all to see.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 19813 posts, RR: 56 Reply 22, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2888 times:
Quoting mbmbos (Reply 1): As much as I despise the over-privileged liar, I don't think it's anything more than him trying to make an off-the-cuff joke.
If it were really an off-the-cuff joke, he'd have made sure to point that out. Which I'm not aware he did. So one can conclude that, whether Romney actually believes Obama was born in the US or not, the statement was intended for some political gain.
Though I suppose the other conclusion one could draw is that Romney is a complete idiot, as he disregarded his own well-publicized "take the higher ground" campaign tactic and gave the Democrats something with which to associate himself with the extreme lunatic elements of the Republican party, at a time when there has been no shortage of lunatic elements of the Republican party coming out of the woodwork. I'm sure his campaign staffers are jumping for joy now that they have to spend time and energy downplaying this when they should be focusing on all the positive stuff they're trying to bring out for next week.
Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 15): If there were ever an argument for repeal of the 19th Amendment, this is it.
Are you suggesting there's an argument for repeal of the 19th Amendment?
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LMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2867 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 22): associate himself with the extreme lunatic elements of the Republican party, at a time when there has been no shortage of lunatic elements of the Republican party coming out of the woodwork.
Unfortanetly the lunatic fringe of the GOP seems to be holding greater and greater sway within the party.
Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 20): Limbaugh said "Obama wants to show his voters what a tax form looked like!"
Gotta admit, that was a good one when you're looking at it in a funny joking way.
Ah yes the talk radio/Fox News talking point about how a certain percentage of the US population does not pay income tax and how they should be made to becasue they have it oh so good.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 12): Make that a Red Hook - double black stout that's brewed with Starbucks coffee.
He'd then be drinking alcohol and drinking caffeine which are both a no no in his religion.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12365 posts, RR: 12 Reply 24, posted (9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2864 times:
Mitt Romney stated that both he and his wife were born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and the area. I think that this was a deliberate statement. It was to tie him to a more typical Midwestern background of the majority of voters and doesn't have to prove it, while Pres. Obama was born in the then new state of Hawaii and spent childhood years in a foreign and mostly Islamic land as well as exotic Hawaii, a place very different in style, ethnic diversity than 'mainland', Midwestern America.
In effect, Romney was saying he was the 'real American' born and raised, unlike Pres. Obama. It has racist undertones as well.
I bet if Pres. Obama's mother and/or his birth father were still alive, all this stupid birther crap would have never been brought up.
25 LMP737: It would probably be worse. They would be hounding his parents as well.
26 something: He doesn't write his speeches himself and he needs to get the things he says approved. The ''no one's ever asked me for my birth certificate'' part wa
27 Revelation: Indeed. Some have said: Romney: "Devoid Of Charm, Offensive And A Wazzock" (by Revelation Jul 27 2012 in Non Aviation) He's just too boring to care w
28 Pyrex: Actually, plenty of people have said Mitt Romney is not a natural born citizen because his father was born in Mexico. Same with McCain, being born on
29 seb146: Ah. I see... When a rich white guy does it, everything is fine. Nothing to see here. Move along. First you say: Then you say: So, Capital Gains is hi
30 GEEZER: Oh Seb, your obvious complete lack of knowledge about how capital gains is taxed is mind boggling ! ( Call the IRS and have them explain it to you...
31 Superfly: Yet he has never done that in business or in politics. Huh? What are you talking about? Besides, it was StarAC17 that criticized the American public'
32 SmittyOne: If every presidential candidate for the last hundred years was female, I imagine you would see the same behavior among men. Unless you are trying to
33 Pyrex: It is his source of income because that is what he lives off (pretty sure he could not have any income and just withdraw on his balances for the rest
34 falstaff: That was a big deal too. There were a lot of Evangelical Republicans who claimed they would never vote for McCain. Many of them spouted off that he w
35 seb146: So, he has income like the rest of us. Difference is, he gets to pay a lower rate because he sits on his bum waiting for the checks to roll in while
36 Mir: The only problem I had with the Panama Canal Zone thing was the argument that Republicans were making about Guantanamo Bay at the time - since it was
37 SmittyOne: It amazes me, the degree to which you are not only impertinent but wrong as well. Your mouth is far bigger than your ability to make sound assumption
38 bjorn14: Yeah, well tell that to the audience who erupted with laughter after he said it. What I find curious is how the Left sees these people as 'crazy birt
39 bjorn14: Apparently Romney's birther 'joke' got under Obama's very, very thin skin. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm.../08/25/Team-Obama-Birther-In-Chief
40 2707200X: The more right wing hate merchants spread spread stupid lies disguised as conservative facts the more I am compelled to vote for Barack Obama so poor
41 seb146: Here's what I don't get: When crazy on the right says X, that statement was taken out of context and what s/he really ment was Y or Z. But, when anyon
42 IllinoisMan: Anyone catch Chris Matthews exploding at Reince Priebus today? http://www.theroot.com/blogs/msnbc/c...thews-goes-ham-national-television The MSNBC hos
43 bestwestern: So when someone is annoyed with Romny over what he did... It's Obamas fault? I love it!
44 helvknight: In the case of Mittens, I don't particularly care about his birth certificate but I think we should see his EULA. Also a few tax returns wouldn't go a
45 MadameConcorde: I like neither Rombama(s) They are two different versions of the same. If I was a U.S.A. voter, I would definitely vote for a third party candidate.[
46 Pyrex: Why? To satisfy you? Is that really going to make you vote for Romney, or just give press commentators ammunition to fill up space for weeks allowing
47 Superfly: Given the intellect of a lot of Obama supporters, I'm not surprised at all and it is plausible that Obama would suggest such a program. He is already