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How can a bunch of pessimists be optimistic?

Mitt Romney calls for optimism in return speech

Mitt Romney has kept a low profile since losing the US presidential election last year

Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has urged Republicans to stay optimistic in his first major speech since losing the election last year.

Speaking at a conference of conservative politicians and activists, Mr Romney said pessimism among Republicans had become “fashionable”.

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Little Miss America’s View of the US Elections

I wonder how many more Americans share her views…

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You Need a Modicum of Intelligence to be President

Mitt Romney Doesn’t Get Why Airplane Windows Don’t Open

“What I wouldn’t do for a breath of fresh air.”

Mitt Romney, a 65-year-old man with two advanced degrees, has no idea why they don’t let you open airplane windows mid-flight, according to his own remarks at a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills on Saturday:

Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical  malfunction.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.”

Source: New York News

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In New Campaign Strategy, Romney to Have Mouth Wired Shut Until November

by Andy Borowitz
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)— “In what his campaign described today as a bold strategy to insure victory in the Presidential contest, Republican nominee Mitt Romney will undergo a procedure to have his mouth wired shut until Tuesday, November 6th. The decision reportedly was made in response to the release earlier in the day of rare video footage showing Mr. Romney saying what he really thinks. In the video, Mr. Romney blasts the American people for being “insanely obsessed with food, clothing, and shelter,” and asserts that many of them are “too lazy to hide their money overseas.” At another point in the video, Mr. Romney refers to his own hardscrabble childhood: “I was never handed anything in life. If I wanted to cut a gay kid’s hair off, I had to pin him to the ground myself.”

Romney campaign aides were upbeat about the mouth-wiring procedure today, with some saying they wished they had thought of it months ago. When asked about the procedure at a campaign stop in Ohio, Mr. Romney said, “Mmmnff ffnn mmfff nnnnnff.”

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The Most Dangerous Man in the World

Mitt Romney secret video reveals views on Middle East

Mr Romney also warns the US could come under attack from Iran

A new secret video clip has emerged of remarks by Republican candidate Mitt Romney, saying the Palestinians are committed to Israel’s destruction.

He tells donors the Middle East will “remain an unsolved problem… and we kick the ball down the field”.

The video is from the same event as a clip released on Monday, in which Mr Romney says almost half of Americans “believe that they are victims”.

The leak comes seven weeks before the US presidential election.

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This man blunders from one international crisis to the next, this time he has said that Palestine is “committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel”. – BBC. He forgets to mention that Israel has the same agenda, the destruction of Palestine.

This blundering fool will have the world enmeshed in a series of wars like we have never seen before before you can blink.

Put in the White House… he should be put in a straight jacket and certified.

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Weakening the Very Bonds of Society

Mitt Romney’s tax avoidance weakens bonds of American society

If politicians and those around them do not pay their fair share of taxes, how can we expect that anyone else will?

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuter

Mitt Romney’s income taxes have become a major issue in the American presidential campaign. Is this just petty politics, or does it really matter? In fact, it does matter – and not just for Americans.

A major theme of the underlying political debate in the United States is the role of the state and the need for collective action. The private sector, while central in a modern economy, cannot ensure its success alone. For example, the financial crisis that began in 2008 demonstrated the need for adequate regulation.

Moreover, beyond effective regulation (including ensuring a level playing field for competition), modern economies are founded on technological innovation, which in turn presupposes basic research funded by government. This is an example of a public good – things from which we all benefit, but that would be under-supplied (or not supplied at all) were we to rely on the private sector.

Conservative politicians in the US underestimate the importance of publicly provided education, technology, and infrastructure. Economies in which government provides these public goods perform far better than those in which it does not.

But public goods must be paid for, and it is imperative that everyone pays their fair share. While there may be disagreement about what that entails, those at the top of the income distribution who pay 15% of their reported income (money accruing in tax shelters in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens may not be reported to US authorities) clearly are not paying their fair share.

There is an old adage that a fish rots from the head. And if no one does, how can we expect to finance the public goods that we need?

Democracies rely on a spirit of trust and co-operation in paying taxes. If every individual devoted as much energy and resources as the rich do to avoiding their fair share of taxes, the tax system either would collapse, or would have to be replaced by a far more intrusive and coercive scheme. Both alternatives are unacceptable.

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Opinion:

That Americans, in particular Repugnicans, can even consider this person (and I use the term loosely) as a candidate for the presidency demonstrates so clearly that a large proportion of Americans are stupid.

I wish to make it clear, that while my recent posts have obviously been anti-Romney, that doesn’t mean I am in favour of the Democraps; they are no better.

Electing Romney would simply be jumping from the pan into the fire.

The USA is already sizzling nicely, and the majority, not JUST Repugnicans) are about to get fried, both financially and personal restrictions.

I am not American, neither have I ever been there, I can’t understand why on earth anyone would want to go. I have long held the opinion that America is a beautiful country, it’s just that it’s full of Americans. It is true that the USA is at the top of my list of countries that I never wish to visit. Having said that, I do know some very decent Americans; and I might add that they are against the two-party system, they see the rot.

What I am worried about is that what happens in the USA reflects around the world, of which I am a citizen. Hence, I have as much right to criticise the USA as any American.

Everything that Romney stands for, and I mean everything, is so much against the grain of what America once was; that is a great country. You and I have to pay taxes, Romney’s tax avoidance alone should disqualify him from ever holding any public office without even considering his policies.

 

 

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Explain this!

I just saw this on TV.

I was intrigued by the leading article, “The Mind of Mitt”.

Mitt doesn’t have one!

To have a mind one tends to be empathetic, sympathetic, ethical, honest; not self aggrandising, egotistical and ruthless.

Then it dawned on me, maybe the article is about the complete absence of a mind…

 

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What’s all this shit, annoited, crowned?

His mouth’s open, he’s lying again…

“Romney annoited…”

“Romney crowned…”

What a load of bollocks. Romney is no saint, and he’s not a freakin’ king.

Romney is a jumped up little money grabbing turd who will send the USA straight to hell. Well, faster than it’s already getting there.

You can tell when Romney is lying… he opens his mouth.

As for his wife telling us what a wonderful man he is; that he maybe at home, but in the real world he is a brutal unsympathetic idiot.

Would you trust this man to babysit your dog?

And he expects to run the country; he’ll have you all crated and set on top of the car as he drives America to ruin.

 

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Forget Romney in 2012

He’s gone!

The dogs won’t even vote for him.

Republicans looking to 2016 … Tax problems defeat Romney?

….this  a cash cow that keeps on giving to our corporations…sort of a back door  tax break..with the billionaires kicking back their under taxed bullion ..spreading the love around. The reality of the situation is that Romney’s tax problems will sink his campaign..and there’s nothing that will reverse that situation..the trend is strong and steady…the majority of Americans really don’t like the this man. Cruelty to people, cruelty to dogs…tax cuts for the super rich…why would we want this flip-flopping severley confused person for our president?

The selection of Paul Ryan clearly means the Koch brothers understand the reality of Romney and 2012, and are clearly looking to 2016 and exerting their full control. Romney’s tax returns will not be released….AND YES , it’s a really big deal. There’s so much this man is hiding from the American people. How could we have the confidence this secretive man is being straight with the American people?

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Romney has just guaranteed his defeat

Mr Romney unintentionally introduced Mr Ryan as “next president of the United States”

“There is many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.”

An old proverb.

Could it be the truth?

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