Newt G

West Mifflin, PA

#45889 Jan 19, 2013
2012 was a very bad year for Mitt Romney

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Remember Mitt Romney? Tall guy, slightly awkward. Looks like a 1950s matinee idol.Doesnt care about 47% of Americans. You could be forgiven for having trouble conjuring up Romney’s image, even though it’s been less than two months since he lost the presidential election.

Republicans’ rush to erase the memory of Romney from the American consciousness has been breathtaking. Within days of his surprisingly lopsided defeat, those who want to take his place at the top of the party started distancing themselves from a man they had embraced not long before.

Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) has aggressively highlighted Republicans’ need to focus on the middle class, that blacks and the Hispanics a not-so-subtle repudiation of Romney’s infamous comments about the 47 percent of Americans whose votes he discounted as unwinnable. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Even Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), in a D.C. speech on Dec. 4, tried to run from the man who’d been his running mate just a month earlier.“We must speak to the aspirations and anxieties of every American,” he said.

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It’s an easy out for Republicans to blame their loss on him. But the 2012 election exposed the fact that the GOP has become an increasingly white party in an increasingly diverse country. Demographics are destiny in politics; it’s hard to believe that any other GOP 2012 candidate would have outperformed Romney among Hispanics, women or young voters.

Still, to the winner go the spoils, and to the loser goes the blame. If the recent reaction to Romney is any indicator, he is likely to be persona non grata for ambitious Republicans who want to remake the party in their own image — not his.

That reality — coupled with the fact that Romney doesn’t hold elected office and seems unlikely to run again — makes him perhaps the least memorable major-party presidential nominee since Michael Dukakis.

That Romney would leave such a slight imprint on the political scene, given the stakes Republicans set in this election, is remarkable. And it means he had a bad year along with Carl Rove the mastermind behind the defeat of his own demise.

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If you got raped, God made that happen.........
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Happy New Year Mitt !!!
Newt G

West Mifflin, PA

#45890 Jan 19, 2013
Mitt Romney was not the true face of the Republican Party in 2012. He much more moderate than the Republican Party is. Any other Republican candidate would have lost by even a larger margin. While the Republican Party needs more Romneys to win, it is going the opposite direction. That is great for moderate Democrats like me. I look forward to the tea party completely destroying the Republican Party - America will become even more Democratic for the next fifty years - My Grandson will have the opportunities that a Republican/tea party vision would have otherwise denied him. Thank God for the extremists in the Republican/tea party white male southern party!
Newt G

West Mifflin, PA

#45891 Jan 19, 2013
Middle-class private donors to Romney's campaign were the real losers; fat cats like casino mogul Sheldon Adelson & the Koch Brothers & Fox Media execs will recoup their millions in the next year. The last group includes Wall Street investors, MDs and Dentists; they didn't really lose with large donations to Romney's campaign, nor did his PACs. None of the losers seemed to learn anything either from Romhney's loss, which may be the worst loss, since they don't even seem to know it.
Newt G

West Mifflin, PA

#45892 Jan 19, 2013
GOV. ROMNEY DECLINES PARTICIPATION: In June both President Obama and Gov. Romney were invited in the hope they would both take this opportunity to address millions of young people about the issues that are most important to them. Unfortunately, despite our efforts over a four-month period, Gov. Romney declined participation. He is the first and only candidate in our 16-year history to decide not to answer the questions young Americans chose as most important through the Presidential Youth Debate. With Millennials being the nation’s largest potential voting bloc, we’re still very much hoping Gov. Romney might change his mind and provide his responses via video or even as text anytime before Nov. 6th, so young Americans can cast an even more informed ballot in the Election.

HO-HUM
Newt G

West Mifflin, PA

#45893 Jan 19, 2013
The bottom line is Mitt Romney was totally incompetent. Everything about the election points to that - he ran a terrible campaign, simple as that.

So much for the billionaires’ investment in Mitt Romney. How typical of the phony “job creators” to try to leverage their inherited money while doing nothing good for anyone.

For such smart, hardworking businessmen, they sure made a stupid investment.

Karl Rove dumped hundreds of millions of dollars of dopey rich white guys’ money down a toilet and the American people flushed.
Mike Wang

Pittsburgh, PA

#45897 Jan 19, 2013
Mario wrote:
Who thinks the PENS have a good chance at winning the CUP..........
Pens looked good today beating the Flyers....
Kojak

West Mifflin, PA

#45898 Jan 19, 2013
O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

You flip-flop here, you flip-flop there,

You flip-flop almost ev'rywhere.

You ballyhoo what you're gonna do

And then you pull a switcheroo;

You now malign what you found fine;

Seems like you've got a jellyfish spine.

Obamacare, by you begun,

Now you'd trash it on day one.

Gun control you did extol,

But now you're preaching decontrol.

O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

We've got no clue what you will do

Or what new view you'll pander to.

Time was you championed women's choice,

But you no longer heed their voice;

On gay rights, too, guess you withdrew

Support they once enjoyed from you.

Global warming, EPA,

Immigration, minimum pay,

Roe V. Wade, also fair trade,

All joined your flip-flop cavalcade.

O, Romney-O, Romney-O Wherefore art thou, Mitt Romney?

So many things that you were for

You've turned against and slammed the door.

Stimulus and cap and trade,

Education, foreign aid,

Campaign reform, tarp rescues, too,

All victims of your switcheroo.

You take your stand on shifting sand,

We never know where you will land;

You vacillate, you fabricate,

A wishy-washy candidate.

O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?

As gov'nor you let taxes rise,

Now ev'ry tax you demonize.

You say regardless of the facts

You'd take an axe to the millionaire's tax;

You'd feed the greed of the richest few

The poor and middle class you'd screw.

Your tax returns you hide from view

What evil lurks there we've no clue;

If they're not bad why hesitate?

Is it that they incriminate?

O, Romney-O, Romney-O, Wherefore art thou Mitt Romney?

At Bain you plundered with a flair

And walked away a zillionaire.

You shipped off-shore, good jobs galore

To China, India, Singapore;

A job creator you are not.

And to boast you are is tommyrot.

As a total fraud, Mitt's got no peer;

What we must do is crystal clear:

Let's give Obama four more years!

Yes, it's Obama – four more years!

FOUR MORE YEARS!

FOUR MORE YEARS!

“Right click Left click Yay!”

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#45900 Jan 19, 2013
Mike Wang wrote:
<quoted text>Pens looked good today beating the Flyers....
That was a good game. Pens had the speed but the Flyers figured it out after the first period.

I look forward to seeing more Pens/Flyers games. The Crosby/Giroux match up should be fun to watch.

While I'd like to see the Flyers prevail, a good effort in a loss still works for me.
TaxNoMore

Baltimore, MD

#45904 Jan 19, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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OooBaaaaaaaaaaaaMaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaa!!!!
You treasonous bastard.
Awwwwwk, awwwwwk you treasonous bastard, aaawwwwwwkkkk

I don't have an original thought in my empty head so I cut and paste others thoughts without care all day long. Day in Day out...

Yes it gets mighty reduntant but what else can a retard like myself do?

I'm a loser too...OK ..I'm a treasonous bastard loser...I will see you all in the morninjg when I start posting more insanely moronic bullshit that I cut and paste from some insane right wing nut job "Think Tank" bulletin of talking points and other distortions led by that master thinker (or should I say master stinker the honorable Jim DeMint.

I don't know why I'm such an insane prick but my mother doesn't admit that I'm her only son. She's in denial and hates my friggin guts. She seems to be a lovely woman to everyone else but behind closed doors....she almost beat the Dickins out of my ass...

I'm going to bed now...but I will be up and at em tomorrow morning with more of my irritating behavior....I will show her good.

I'm going to continue to irritate all you anonymous people out there in cyberspace who really do not give a shit what I think until you understand my pain...

I write my best stuff late at night don't I?

Oh oh...quiet...here she comes now into my room...
Damn...gotta go now

Bye
Yupper

Quakertown, PA

#45905 Jan 20, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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Awwwwwk, awwwwwk you treasonous bastard, aaawwwwwwkkkk
I don't have an original thought in my empty head so I cut and paste others thoughts without care all day long. Day in Day out...
Yes it gets mighty reduntant but what else can a retard like myself do?
I'm a loser too...OK ..I'm a treasonous bastard loser...I will see you all in the morninjg when I start posting more insanely moronic bullshit that I cut and paste from some insane right wing nut job "Think Tank" bulletin of talking points and other distortions led by that master thinker (or should I say master stinker the honorable Jim DeMint.
I don't know why I'm such an insane prick but my mother doesn't admit that I'm her only son. She's in denial and hates my friggin guts. She seems to be a lovely woman to everyone else but behind closed doors....she almost beat the Dickins out of my ass...
I'm going to bed now...but I will be up and at em tomorrow morning with more of my irritating behavior....I will show her good.
I'm going to continue to irritate all you anonymous people out there in cyberspace who really do not give a shit what I think until you understand my pain...
I write my best stuff late at night don't I?
Oh oh...quiet...here she comes now into my room...
Damn...gotta go now
Bye
You keep doing what you're doing. You make West Mifflin go running in circles trying to come up with some plagiarized retort. He can't think for himself. He only spews the same crap every other preprogrammed Dembot spews; BS talking points.

And yeah, you do come up with some pretty crazy shit late at night! Keep em on their toes!
2 term president

West Mifflin, PA

#45907 Jan 20, 2013
" We must keep spending in check, we spend like a drunken sailor on a 3 day pass" - John Boehner
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"Spending is out of control under the Obama Administration" -Mitch McConnell
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Maybe the Pentagon’s legendary $600 toilet seat was a bargain.

The personal bathroom used by the secretary of the Interior is so swanky that its renovation cost $222,000. No detail was overlooked: It has a $3,500 sub-zero refrigerator (hey, if you’re going to have a fridge in the bathroom, it might as well be a good one) and a $689 faucet. At least the “vintage tissue holder” was cheap: just $65 bucks.

The renovation was done in 2007 under President George W. Bush’s Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, but is only now coming to light, thanks to the dogged reporting by ABC News Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV, which first filed a Freedom of Information Act request on the renovation four years ago.

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LØØK HERE:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/...
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Cost of 2 wars Bush Jr started:

The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More.

LØØK HERE:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
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"We have 47% of Moochers in this country looking for handouts" - Mitt Romney
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"We cant afford to give the American people affordable healthcare" - Paul Ryan
2 term president

West Mifflin, PA

#45908 Jan 20, 2013
The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More

By Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Sunday, March 9, 2008

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and there is no such thing as a free war. The Iraq adventure has seriously weakened the U.S. economy, whose woes now go far beyond loose mortgage lending. You can't spend $3 trillion -- yes,$3 trillion -- on a failed war abroad and not feel the pain at home.

Some people will scoff at that number, but we've done the math. Senior Bush administration aides certainly pooh-poohed worrisome estimates in the run-up to the war. Former White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey reckoned that the conflict would cost $100 billion to $200 billion; Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld later called his estimate "baloney." Administration officials insisted that the costs would be more like $50 billion to $60 billion. In April 2003, Andrew S. Natsios, the thoughtful head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, said on "Nightline" that reconstructing Iraq would cost the American taxpayer just $1.7 billion. Ted Koppel, in disbelief, pressed Natsios on the question, but Natsios stuck to his guns. Others in the administration, such as Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, hoped that U.S. partners would chip in, as they had in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, or that Iraq's oil would pay for the damages.

LØØK HERE:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
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"Spending is out of control in Washington" -Newt Gingrich
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Former White House economic adviser Lawrence Lindsey reckoned that the conflict would cost $100 billion to $200 billion. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld later called his estimate "baloney." Administration officials insisted that the costs would be more like $50 billion to $60 billion.

"I dont worry about the poor , they have a safety net"-Mitt Romney
Donald R

West Mifflin, PA

#45909 Jan 20, 2013
" The Iraqi oil will pay for the war" - George W. Bush

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The $3 Trillion War

On March 19, 2008, the U.S. will have been in Iraq for five years. The Bush administration was wrong about the need for the Iraq war and about the benefits the war would bring to Iraq, to the region, and to America. It has also been wrong about the full cost of the war, and it continues to take steps to conceal that cost.

In the run-up to the war there were few public discussions of the likely price tag. When Lawrence Lindsey, President Bush’s economic adviser, suggested that it might reach $200 billion all told, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld dismissed the estimate as “baloney.” Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz went as far as to suggest that Iraq’s postwar reconstruction would pay for itself through increased oil revenues. Rumsfeld and Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels estimated the total cost of the war in the range of $50 to $60 billion, some of which they believed would be financed by other countries.

LØØK HERE:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2...

Fiscal cliff!!
Debt ceiling !!

OMG !!!!
Donald R

West Mifflin, PA

#45910 Jan 20, 2013
Add interest. The U.S. has borrowed most of the funds used to wage the Iraq war. We will have to repay this debt with interest. If we include in our tally the interest payable on what we are borrowing over only the next 10 years, this adds another $615 billion to the price tag, and brings the total budgetary cost of the Iraq war into the neighborhood of $2.8 trillion.

So far we have been looking simply at the effect on federal coffers—at the money that the government in Washington must pay out. The next two steps go beyond the federal budget and look at costs to our society in a larger sense.

" I dont care about the poor, they have a safety net" - Mitt Romney
truth

Erie, PA

#45920 Jan 20, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama
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"I can make a firm pledge.
Under my plan,
no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.
Not your income tax,
not your payroll tax,
not your capital gains taxes,
not any of your taxes."
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Aaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha, ha,ha,ha
That statement would have been correct if he didn't have to compromise with Boner and the rest of the cons.
Bill C

West Mifflin, PA

#45921 Jan 20, 2013
1. Tax rates are absurdly low. Tax rates on businesses and the wealthy are obscenely low. Every economist knows that high taxes on corporations and the wealthy = economic growth, and low taxes = recession. The CRS tried to issue these findings in a report in November but the republican party suppresed it.
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2. Military spending in the US is obscene. We are spending .54 cents of every dollar on killing machines. We are spending more than every other country on earth COMBINED. The military budget needs to be cut in HALF, then after the Pentagon pencil pushers sort that out, go back in with another 20 percent in targeted cuts. We'd still be spending more than any other country on earth.
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3. Social spending in the US is lower per capita than any other industrialized country on earth. The way to get back to sanity is to raise the top tax rate back to 94% where it was in the 1950's, and cut the military budget by 70%. That gets you to a balanced budget in three years and a budget surplus in five.
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Obama never raised taxes ,he just took it back to the Clinton years rate where we had growth and money in the bank ,before Bush Jr raped the system.

Obama knew he couldnt keep the 4.2%(instead of 6.2 %) for middle class folks,John Boner made sure of that.....thus the delay in avoiding the fiscal cliff......People wanted compromise and they got it but the tea baggers still arent happy ( BOO HOO )

The tax cuts were temporary...roll em back to the Clinton years.....

I don't really have a problem with letting them expire. What I have a problem with is the hypocrisy and cognitive dissonance of "conservatives"...
*smiles *
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#45926 Jan 20, 2013
TaxNoMore wrote:
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Why does moochell dress those kids like Pippi Longstocking?
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Look at those dresses, what the hell is wrong with that idiot?
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The damn kids are acting white to boot.
And now you understand.
Mario

Pittsburgh, PA

#45927 Jan 21, 2013
How bout those Penguins....Looking good after two games. "LET'S GO PENS"
Bobby

Pittsburgh, PA

#45928 Jan 21, 2013
Mario wrote:
How bout those Penguins....Looking good after two games. "LET'S GO PENS"
Finally something to cheer about.
Ron

Kingston, PA

#45929 Jan 21, 2013
One that supports Pa. HB 1776 and puts it into law .
%1 tax on everything and everybody .

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