Mitt Con Me Biggest suckers are?

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Logic

Dallas, TX

#1 May 1, 2012
The biggest Mitt Con Me suckers are?

Answer: Hillbillies. Ignorant ones.
SIMMER DOWN

Monroe, NC

#2 May 1, 2012
LindyLoon simmer down.
shameless-li

United States

#3 May 1, 2012
he's making sarah palin look good.
too bad she isn't running. more people would vote for the joe plummer type rather than the donald trump type...
EKU

Manchester, NH

#4 May 1, 2012
Logic wrote:
The biggest Mitt Con Me suckers are?
Answer: Hillbillies. Ignorant ones.
straight from the Texas hillbilly dypshyt, dyck breath, chronically unemployable welfare loving die hard Obama fan..

You are one stupid Texas Hillbilly!
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#5 May 2, 2012
EKU wrote:
<quoted text>straight from the Texas hillbilly dypshyt, dyck breath, chronically unemployable welfare loving die hard Obama fan..
You are one stupid Texas Hillbilly!
Wow!

First you are a Kockslinger and now you are Mitt Con Me biggest

SUCKER!!
The Anti ZCS

Manchester, NH

#6 May 2, 2012
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow!
First you are a Kockslinger and now you are Mitt Con Me biggest
SUCKER!!
yawn,,,, more homosexual comments from the biggest expert on all things gay on topix,,... get a life!
EKU

Manchester, NH

#7 May 2, 2012
ZCs wrote:
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Wow!
First you are a Kockslinger and now you are Mitt Con Me biggest
SUCKER!!
it seems you know more about "kockslingers" than anyone else. You use the term frequently..... how did you gain you knowledge on this topic? oh,,,.. you are a flamer!
ZcS

Bronx, NY

#8 May 5, 2012
Suckers!!

After close to a month of having no comment on an investigation finding that one of his top labor advisers was the recipient of leaked information about National Labor Relations Board proceedings, Mitt Romney's campaign told The Hill last week that labor adviser Peter Schaumber had left the campaign in December—coincidentally the month the investigation was happening. Of course, Schaumber was still cited on Romney's campaign website through March at least, months after he allegedly stepped down, and Josh Eidelson reports that:

A month after Schaumber’s supposed departure, he appeared on Fox News to discuss Republican outrage over Obama’s NLRB appointments (one of whom was Schaumber’s alleged mole, Flynn). The host introduced Schaumber as a “top advisor” to Romney – as did the Fox chyron – and asked him about Romney’s stance on the NLRB.
While Schaumber, a former NLRB member, wasn't himself the source of leaks (that we know of), he was an active participant in leaking by Terence Flynn, a current NLRB member who was at the time counsel to another Republican member. Schaumber and Flynn carried on an extensive correspondence, with Flynn sending Schaumber:

...draft opinions in cases days before the Board had voted on – let alone released — a decision. The IG says Flynn also sent Schaumber an e-mail from then-Chair Wilma Liebman setting out which cases were “her top priorities” to rule on that term.(Liebman declined to comment.) The IG wrote that Flynn provided Schaumber info that the NLRB would have withheld even if Congress requested it.
Meanwhile, Schaumber sent Flynn drafts of op-eds he was having published, with Flynn providing comments and revisions. Schaumber also apparently lobbied for Flynn's nomination to the National Labor Relations Board, creating at least the appearance of a quid pro quo situation—information in exchange for help with a promotion. And while much of the investigation focuses on events before Schaumber joined the Romney campaign, after he was with the campaign he wrote to Flynn asking for Flynn's personal email address, which Flynn provided. This certainly raises the question of what they might have been secretly corresponding about during Schaumber's time as a Romney adviser, particularly given the scope of the ethical violations they had already committed by that time.
In recent months we've watched the Romney campaign try to distance itself from an anti-immigrant adviser, muzzle another adviser because he was gay, and now tell us that Peter Schaumber hasn't really been his labor adviser for the duration of the investigation into the NLRB leaks, even as Schaumber remained listed on Romney's website and on Fox News as a campaign adviser. Can you even imagine what Romney's cabinet selection process would look like if he was elected president?
ZcS

Bronx, NY

#9 May 5, 2012
Suckers!!!

The American economy added 115,000 jobs in April, and while that number fell well short of expectations, it represents the 26th consecutive month of private sector job growth. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was quick to harp on the report, appearing on Fox & Friends just minutes after the release to say that the economy should be growing at a much faster pace. The economy should be adding more than 500,000 jobs a month, Romney said:

ROMNEY: We should be seeing numbers in the 500,000 jobs created per month. This is way, way off from what should happen in a normal recovery.

Romney’s call for 500,000 jobs a month would certainly make for a faster economic recovery. That sort of growth, however, is hardly “normal,” as Romney claims. As the chart below shows, there have only been 16 months since 1939 — and only four in the last 50 years — in which the economy added 500,000 jobs or more:

It isn’t the first time Romney has made unreasonable claims about the economy. Romney released a tax plan in March that would reduce federal revenues by more than $6 trillion because of its massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. Despite that number, Romney says his plan won’t add to the deficit, but economic analysis of the plan shows the economy would have to grow 6.8 percent a year for five years — significantly faster than it has in any five-year period in recent history. As the Center for American Progress’ Michael Linden and Seth Hanlon said at the time, Romney’s plan is “implausible, to say the least.”

Not only are Romney’s claims unrealistic and borderline impossible, his economic plan also provides no path toward such growth. Romney’s policies, according to a Republican National Committee official, would be the same as former President George W. Bush’s,“just updated.” Those tax cutting policies, of course, failed to create jobs or stimulate economic growth and instead left the country with the massive budget deficit and sputtering economy Romney now claims he’ll fix.

Romney has staked his campaign on his knowledge of the economy. But as his former primary opponent Rick Santorum said in March,“If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble.”
ZCS be flamer

Manchester, NH

#10 May 5, 2012
ZCs wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow!
First you are a Kockslinger and now you are Mitt Con Me biggest
SUCKER!!
seems you know more about "kockslingers" than anyone else. You use the term frequently..... how did you gain you knowledge on this topic? oh,,,.. you are a flamer!
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#12 May 11, 2012
ZCS be flamer wrote:
<quoted text> seems you know more about "kockslingers" than anyone else. You use the term frequently..... how did you gain you knowledge on this topic? oh,,,.. you are a flamer!
You should support President Obama because he supports your lifestyle. While you are at it, Go see a John Travolta movie. He supports your lifestyle,too.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#13 May 11, 2012
Suckers!

Somehow today, Mitt Romney has found himself in the most 2012 political scandal ever after The Washington Post published a report accusing him of being an anti-gay bully while going to his elite private high school. Heck, the only thing that could have made this story more perfect is if he had hassled gay kids while stealing poor women’s birth control. The GOP candidate responded by telling reporters he “did some dumb things” back then, he now apologizes, and, if it helps, he doesn’t believe he “thought the fellow was homosexual.” Now, ABC News is reporting that another classmate of Romney’s is accusing him of “lying.”
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#14 May 11, 2012
Suckers!

Last week we learned about President Obama’s first post-college romantic relationships. This week, we’re discovering details of Mitt Romney’s prep-school sadism. While I think we should tread carefully when examining the youthful experiences and mistakes of both presidential candidates, I thought Obama’s romantic past was fair game in Vanity Fair. I think the Washington Post’s well-reported feature on Young Mr. Romney’s entitled cruelty to gay classmates and a disabled teacher is even more revealing and important.

The Post has four named sources and a fifth who stayed anonymous to recount an incident in which Romney gathered a “posse” to forcibly cut the hair of a gay-seeming classmate:

Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
ZCs

Bronx, NY

#15 May 11, 2012
Suckers!

During an interview yesterday with WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Mitt Romney continued his contortionist’s act regarding the Obama administration’s rescue of the auto industry, saying that he deserves a lot of credit for the industry’s turnaround.“I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back,” he said:

My own view, by the way, was that the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help. And frankly, that’s finally what the president did. He finally took them through bankruptcy. That was the right course I argued for from the very beginning. It was the UAW and the president that delayed the idea of bankruptcy. I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. So I’ll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry’s come back.

Since penning a 2008 op-ed calling for letting Detroit go bankrupt, Romney has desperately tried to spin the eventual auto rescue as his idea, ignoring that he doubled down on his original op-ed by writing in February,“The president tells us that without his intervention things in Detroit would be worse. I believe that without his intervention things there would be better.”

Romney’s plan for a bankruptcy devoid of government financing has been blasted by auto industry insiders and reporters as “truly reckless, detached from reality, and dishonest.”“Romney’s take just doesn’t square with the facts as I lived them,” said Yahoo! Autos reporter Justin Hyde. The Economist wrote that Romney “conveniently ignores” history with his position on the rescue.

Even Republicans who have endorsed Romney disagree with his take on the auto rescue.“There was no one that could have picked up those pieces other than the federal government,” said Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). But Romney keeps trying to spin the rescue as a success for himself, rather than a case in which he got the policy exactly wrong.
ZCS GAY and proud

Manchester, NH

#16 May 11, 2012
ZcS wrote:
Suckers!!
After close to a month of having no comment on an investigation finding that one of his top labor advisers was the recipient of leaked information about National Labor Relations Board proceedings, Mitt Romney's campaign told The Hill last week that labor adviser Peter Schaumber had left the campaign in December—coincidentally the month the investigation was happening. Of course, Schaumber was still cited on Romney's campaign website through March at least, months after he allegedly stepped down, and Josh Eidelson reports that:
A month after Schaumber’s supposed departure, he appeared on Fox News to discuss Republican outrage over Obama’s NLRB appointments (one of whom was Schaumber’s alleged mole, Flynn). The host introduced Schaumber as a “top advisor” to Romney – as did the Fox chyron – and asked him about Romney’s stance on the NLRB.
While Schaumber, a former NLRB member, wasn't himself the source of leaks (that we know of), he was an active participant in leaking by Terence Flynn, a current NLRB member who was at the time counsel to another Republican member. Schaumber and Flynn carried on an extensive correspondence, with Flynn sending Schaumber:
...draft opinions in cases days before the Board had voted on – let alone released — a decision. The IG says Flynn also sent Schaumber an e-mail from then-Chair Wilma Liebman setting out which cases were “her top priorities” to rule on that term.(Liebman declined to comment.) The IG wrote that Flynn provided Schaumber info that the NLRB would have withheld even if Congress requested it.
Meanwhile, Schaumber sent Flynn drafts of op-eds he was having published, with Flynn providing comments and revisions. Schaumber also apparently lobbied for Flynn's nomination to the National Labor Relations Board, creating at least the appearance of a quid pro quo situation—information in exchange for help with a promotion. And while much of the investigation focuses on events before Schaumber joined the Romney campaign, after he was with the campaign he wrote to Flynn asking for Flynn's personal email address, which Flynn provided. This certainly raises the question of what they might have been secretly corresponding about during Schaumber's time as a Romney adviser, particularly given the scope of the ethical violations they had already committed by that time.
In recent months we've watched the Romney campaign try to distance itself from an anti-immigrant adviser, muzzle another adviser because he was gay, and now tell us that Peter Schaumber hasn't really been his labor adviser for the duration of the investigation into the NLRB leaks, even as Schaumber remained listed on Romney's website and on Fox News as a campaign adviser. Can you even imagine what Romney's cabinet selection process would look like if he was elected president?
oh zcs,,, are you happy now that Obozo supports gay unions for people like you and ILAL!

YOU CAN NOW HAVE YOUR HONEYMOON AT RIKERS ISLAND WITH ALL YOUR "FRIENDS"
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#17 May 14, 2012
Suckers!

On what basis do we determine the character of our leaders? The fundamentals for judging those who would lead us aren't so much what they choose to publicize as their core values, but rather how they behave when they aren't being choreographed by handlers and are forced to answer questions to which they haven't memorized answers. Values that reside in the heart and are woven into the mental process don't need to be referenced with note cards and rhetorical flourishes. They just are.

This campaign season has been littered with false premises and outright lies and it is unfortunate that the "fourth estate" hasn't always seen fit to make truth a foundation for discussions of policy and platforms. When a candidate promises to change things for the better, what is he actually talking about? It's easy for anyone to say they will change the fortunes of the country by creating more jobs, trimming the deficit and making us energy independent. What is often missing from these pronouncements, however, is anything concrete in the way of realizing these goals. Impassioned supporters at rallies often cheer the generalized formulas their chosen candidates propose without the slightest idea of what their wannabe leaders really have in mind.

Those sign-holding Tea Partiers who want their Social Security and Medicare benefits to remain in tact, seem blissfully unaware that these government programs require a revenue stream sufficient to maintain them. They are divorced from the reality that programs and agencies incorporated in our social compact cannot simply be put on the chopping block without considering how a one-size-fits-all deficit-reduction agenda would impact their most cherished institutions. Many of their newly found champions have given themselves over to a pact with the devilish Grover Norquist and voters act as it they owe nothing to constituents and support instead a manifesto thrust upon them by an unelected ideologue.

To be sure, Mitt Romney has a core set of principles even if they aren't always obvious from the stands he takes and his changing emphasis on things that matter to a majority of Americans. Some point to his family and his religion as values of which he can be proud. But is he on sound footing when his "charitable" contributions to the Mormon Church are used to help defeat the California proposition supporting gay marriage? He tends to avoid extended conversations about his religion, the gay lifestyle, his dog-on-car-roof decision and other personal matters, pushing questioners aside by asking them if there aren't weightier, more important issues to consider.

Indeed there are matters of greater global import, though few things are as instructive regarding someone's character as those that animate one's daily existence - in Romney's case a pathological indifference to telling the truth whether it is about political rivals or past events. The Romney team may claim that incidents from high school are hardly the measure of today's man and that, in fact Romney isn't even sure if they actually occurred, as for instance the matter of bullying a fellow student by holding him down and cutting his hair because he objected to the boy's appearance. Classmates seem to remember the incident clearly enough and it isn't unusual for people to remember events from an even earlier age without the aid of hallucinogens or psychiatric interventions. What seems to be a personality trait in Romney is an inability to understand the pain of others whether it is in the area of finance or emotional condition.
ZCs

Brooklyn, NY

#18 May 14, 2012
Suckers!

In early 2004, BuzzFlash at Truthout wrote a commentary advising Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry to define Bush early or be defeated. The title of the BuzzFlash opinion piece was, "BuzzFlash Message to John Kerry: It's the Golden Hour of Opportunity, Define Bush or Be Defined by Him. There is No Option 'B.'"

Kerrey apparently didn't read BuzzFlash, because he got "Swiftboated" early and never regained his footing.

With a large dollop of help from the Washington Post, the 2012 Obama campaign appears to be using the basic strategy that the GOP has successfully used for decades in presidential elections: bring out negative (or in the case of the Republicans, usually create) characteristics of your opponent and hammer them home early. Indeed, make the character issue so strong that many voters stop processing the issues.

The Post, as almost every reader of BuzzFlash knows by now, published a surprisingly detailed account of Mitt Romney's private high school record of homophobic harassment (although there were other elements to the story, but this was the lead and the major part of the article). A Chicago Tribune story on the Post report reveals the ripple impact of Romney's bullying as depicted in the image of its opening paragraph:

As a student at Cranbrook in 1965, Mitt Romney led a group of classmates in an attack on another student who was held down while Romney clipped off his long blonde hair with scissors, the Washington post reported today, quoting other students who participated in the incident.

The timing of the posting of the story online (Thursday morning), after President Obama announced his personal support for gay marriage on Wednesday afternoon, dealt a major challenge to the perception of Romney's character. It contrasted an Obama (who went out of his way to say that his being a Christian was a basis for his latest gay marriage position) on the side of embracing people versus Romney having an underlying hateful intolerance, undercutting the amiable "successful" guy in jeans image his campaign has cultivated.

BuzzFlash proposes a hypothesis here, just speculation, but it runs counter to the corporate mainstream media conventional wisdom that Biden made a gaffe in supporting gay marriage (as did Secretary of Education Arne Duncan)-- and that Obama was "forced into" his position.

We offer another theory: that the Obama and Romney campaigns knew about the article at least a couple of weeks ago (not many stories this politically hot remain secret in DC). The Obama campaign orchestrated a path toward the president's endorsement of gay marriage throwing up trial balloons with the statements of Biden and Duncan, and that when the WH learned that the WP article would be posted on Thursday rushed the planned Obama gay marriage "endorsement" to contrast it with the image of Romney's thuggish anti-gay forced haircut of a classmate.

BuzzFlash can only offer this as speculation, but if it's true, maybe the Democrats have learned the importance of defining their opponents early.

After all, if you want to know how effective this sequencing was, just look at the Romney campaign trying to run away from the Post story as quickly as possible. They say their candidate wants to talk about the economy.

The pro-bullying crowd is already a subset of Romney's base, and this searing and haunting image from his high school years is likely to turn off independents and Republican gays in a visceral way. It also energizes Obama's base, many of whom are disappointed in his progressive concessions as president.

We'd bet that most people who resented the school bullies don't buy that they stopped being bullies as they became adults.

Maybe Democratic presidential campaigns have finally gotten the message: define your opposition early, and keep reinforcing negative character traits.
Whoever

New York, NY

#19 May 14, 2012
ZcS wrote:
Suckers!!!
The American economy added 115,000 jobs in April, and while that number fell well short of expectations, it represents the 26th consecutive month of private sector job growth. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was quick to harp on the report, appearing on Fox & Friends just minutes after the release to say that the economy should be growing at a much faster pace. The economy should be adding more than 500,000 jobs a month, Romney said:
ROMNEY: We should be seeing numbers in the 500,000 jobs created per month. This is way, way off from what should happen in a normal recovery.
Romney’s call for 500,000 jobs a month would certainly make for a faster economic recovery. That sort of growth, however, is hardly “normal,” as Romney claims. As the chart below shows, there have only been 16 months since 1939 — and only four in the last 50 years — in which the economy added 500,000 jobs or more:
It isn’t the first time Romney has made unreasonable claims about the economy. Romney released a tax plan in March that would reduce federal revenues by more than $6 trillion because of its massive tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. Despite that number, Romney says his plan won’t add to the deficit, but economic analysis of the plan shows the economy would have to grow 6.8 percent a year for five years — significantly faster than it has in any five-year period in recent history. As the Center for American Progress’ Michael Linden and Seth Hanlon said at the time, Romney’s plan is “implausible, to say the least.”
Not only are Romney’s claims unrealistic and borderline impossible, his economic plan also provides no path toward such growth. Romney’s policies, according to a Republican National Committee official, would be the same as former President George W. Bush’s,“just updated.” Those tax cutting policies, of course, failed to create jobs or stimulate economic growth and instead left the country with the massive budget deficit and sputtering economy Romney now claims he’ll fix.
Romney has staked his campaign on his knowledge of the economy. But as his former primary opponent Rick Santorum said in March,“If Mitt Romney’s an economic heavyweight, we’re in trouble.”
Why don't you just print a link rather than pasting the whole article....albeit garbage, you think people believe you wrote it?
Truth

Manchester, NH

#20 May 14, 2012
Whoever wrote:
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Why don't you just print a link rather than pasting the whole article....albeit garbage, you think people believe you wrote it?
ZCs is a monkey doing what others tell him to do
zcS

Brooklyn, NY

#22 May 18, 2012
Suckers!!

As you know, Mitt Romney has settled on a key counter-argument in the battle over his Bain years: his Bain restructurings, at bottom, are really no different from what Obama did to rescue the auto industry. As I and several others have noted (see Steve Benen), this argument rests on a comical rewriting of the history of the auto-bailout, and an equally absurd series of shifting assertions about his Bain years.

Romney’s latest: he has revived the claim that he created 100,000 jobs while at Bain, after spending months employing a constantly-changing Bain “job creation” figure. He’s now added another twist: not only did he create 100,000 jobs at Bain, but a comparable number were lost under Obama’s restructurings of the auto companies.

Today Post fact checker Glenn Kessler weighs in with a definitive piece that does a total demolition job on Romney’s entire argument. There’s a lot to chew on here, but this is the key conclusion:

Romney appears to be saying it is okay to count jobs created after he left Bain, but it’s not okay to count jobs lost after he left Bain...Not only is his claim of creating 100,000 jobs at Bain untenable, but also his assertion that 100,000 jobs have been lost in the auto industry “on the president’s watch” does not add up.
Yes, there were some painful cuts in the auto industry at the start of Obama’s presidency, largely because tough choices had to be made. One could argue whether those choices were necessary or effective, but the bottom line is clear: No matter how you slice it, jobs overall have grown substantially in the auto industry under Obama. In fact, it is one of the bright spots of today’s economy.
That’s not all. Bain execs made millions off their turnaround deals; Obama didn’t. More broadly, Romney’s use of the auto-bailout in this context only reinforces the philosphical difference the Obama camp is trying to heighten with the attacks on Bain in the first place, and highlights an area where Romney’s economic worldview compelled him to get it entirely wrong.

I think the jury is very much out on whether the Bain attacks will work. Voters appear open to accepting Romney’s preferred narrative about the meaning of his business years, and it’s unclear whether the Obama campaign will succeed in undermining it. But there’s no longer any doubt: Romney’s grand argument about Bain and the auto-bailout — which is absolutely central to his candidacy — is entirely untenable on every level. And more news organizations should say so.

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