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Romney Condemns Obama's 'Tour of Apology'



Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, shown here at a May stop in Virginia, is touring the country to lay the foundation for a 2012 bid. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) roundly condemned the approach President Obama has taken to redefining America to the world, describing it as a "tour of apology" in a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation today.

In an address through which he sought to lay out his broad vision for national security -- a $50 billion per year increase in the defense modernization budget, "regime-crippling sanctions" against North Korea, and full funding for a missile defense system -- Romney saved his harshest criticism for the current president.

"This is the time for strength and confidence, not for apologizing to America's critics," said Romney at one point; at another, he said that "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

Romney's speech is part of a stepped-up effort by the former Massachusetts governor to draw contrasts with Obama in expectation of challenging him for the presidency in 2012.

Less than 24 hours before hitting Obama on defense and national security, Romney was on "Fox News Sunday" taking issue with the administration's plan to put General Motors into bankruptcy to restructure the company.

"We don't want a president and a head of the [United Auto Workers] running General Motors," Romney said at the time. "The American public ought to own that enterprise."

Romney's increasing willingness to speak out against Obama is an indication that he sees himself as far better suited than former vice president Dick Cheney or even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) to fill the leadership void in which the GOP currently finds itself.

Romney, while derided by many Democrats, is one of the most popular figures among the party faithful, many of who believe his decision to step aside for Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and subsequent work on behalf of the GOP presidential nominee last year proved his mettle.

Republicans also regard Romney as their most effective economic messenger, able to draw on his successes in the private sector to combat the bully pulpit afforded to Obama.

Seeking to move into that leadership vacuum also has obvious benefits for Romney who is making little secret of his interest in running for national office again in 2012. The more he can emerge as Obama's foil, the more he will solidify his place as the frontrunner for the GOP nomination in three years time.

Romney is also working tirelessly behind the scenes to line up support for such a bid, campaigning all over the country -- most recently in Virginia -- on behalf of Republican candidates.

No one in the GOP is fighting on the policy and political fronts like Romney at the moment. It's why he holds down the number one slot on the Fix's Friday Line of the most influential Republicans in the country.

By Chris Cillizza  |  June 1, 2009; 2:01 PM ET
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The US has alot to apologize for including starting an unnecessary war, that was badly managed causing the deaths and brutal injuries of thousands of Americans and Iraqis.

Romney should save his $$$. He is unlikely to get the GOP nomination for the same reason he didn't get it in 2000. The base of the party, the religious fundamentalists who show up at the primaries, do not like or trust Mormons. Its as simple as that.

Posted by: mcafla | June 3, 2009 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Given the Obama method of grandly professing the opposite of the reality that will soon follow (most ethical administration nominees in history lead to Geithner, Richardson, Daschle, Solis, etc.; no desire to interfere in the private sector means near nationalization of the banking, car, and soon health-care industries; commitment to public campaign financing equals first candidate to reject it in the general election; strong desire for fiscal sobriety translates into a $1.7 trillion annual deficit; Bush shredding the Constitution means adoption of Bush's wiretaps, email intercepts, Predator attacks, Patriot Act, Iraq plan, renditions, etc., and on and on), the tell-tale sign of the final U.S. break with Israel will be a dramatic Obama hope-and-change declaration that "our historic commitment to Israel will remain unchanged."

When Obama talks, we know exactly what follows . . .

Posted by: leapin | June 2, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Billy7:

Careful what you wish for ...

Posted by: JakeD | June 2, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Who ever the Republicans put up in 2012 will be the one they want to get rid of the most and they might just give the nod to Mitt in order to send him out to the loser pasture once and for all...
How about a ticket of Romney/ Limbaugh.....that would satisfy the 20% crowd. Mitt would move the Camp David retreat to Colorado City.

Posted by: Billy7 | June 2, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It is interesting that apology in its original usage meant "in defense of". I would say it is in that sense that the President is on a "tour of apology".

Romney has focused on his "American arrogance" comment during the POTUS time in Europe, but failed to pay attention to the rest of the statement that called out the "insidious anti-Americanism" that has grown in other countries.

Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, said, "Destroy your enemies by making them your friends." That cannot happen if you refuse to meet them, talk, and listen.

Posted by: gwh2phjames | June 2, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Get a life Romney, after Bush openly backed you for president what few votes you had been getting went down the drain. You could not even get elected for dog catcher in all but a few states.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | June 2, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Interesting.

Mitt has great appeal and acceptance from "the loyal throng" at the Heritage Foundation and Fox News listeners...but out in mainstream America, he and his philosophy are considered out of step with what Americans believe.

No one alive today had any substantive involvement in digging our nation out of the great depression. Casting stones at the Obama administration's recovery plan, instead of getting involved in promoting it, makes one only seem more out of touch. And Mitt, you are seriously out of touch. The days of huge defense budgets and legitimate US sabre rattlin' 'round the world...are over.

M.R.: An empty suit with a bad haircut.

Posted by: skiloypet | June 2, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

And you think raising the taxes on the top 5% while increasing spending by a TRILLON dollars will balance the budget??? But I'm glad to hear you Democrats would support tax increases to pay for that spending... I say Obama should call your BLUFF. Say he will increase EVERYONE's taxes (since you seem to be proud to do it) and then see how he does in 2012.

Posted by: sovine08

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Yes, I do think so. Because it was Reagan's tax cuts on the wealthy that started the massive growth of the deficit. Look it up. Hint: try some more reliable source than the WS Urinal.

As for raising taxes on everyone, naaah, I'd rather we went back to the Eisenhower-era progressivity, with a tax code that unapologetically seeks to inhibit the unchecked accumulation of wealth. I would rather the middle class got more and we had zero billionaires.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 2, 2009 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Wow I had no idea what a BIGOT you are..

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Nothing bigoted up there, just the facts. Deal.

And that's just the urban churches. Out in the Utah boonies things get *really* twisted. See if you can find doctor practicing in Utah and ask him what goes on with kids out there.


Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 2, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Theirs isn't "just another religion," it is seriously creepy in its mythology, its requirements of its members, and a lot of other ways. A mormon service may be a sit-down affair but you have to stand a lot to let women get by, taking their babies to "potty," and the entire church smells like baby sh*t. They breed at gunpoint. And they believe some of the looniest BS you will find in ANY cult.
Posted by: chrisfox8
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Wow I had no idea what a BIGOT you are.. You must really hate Harry Reid.. no?


Posted by: sovine08 | June 2, 2009 9:47 AM | Report abuse

There are a lot of us who would be not only willing but proud to pay more taxes to live in a country that balanced its budget and whose citizens could all get healthcare. We're not all eggbound little jerks out here.Posted by: chrisfox8
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And you think raising the taxes on the top 5% while increasing spending by a TRILLON dollars will balance the budget??? But I'm glad to hear you Democrats would support tax increases to pay for that spending... I say Obama should call your BLUFF. Say he will increase EVERYONE's taxes (since you seem to be proud to do it) and then see how he does in 2012.

Posted by: sovine08 | June 2, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

LOL!!! I've never posted that I am 72. Nice try though.

Posted by: JakeD | June 2, 2009 7:58 AM | Report abuse

"DDAWD, I was being sarcastic. My point & your point are the same. "

Haha, yeah. I just reread your post.

You know, I didn't know Stephen King wrote The Shawshank Redemption.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 2, 2009 3:17 AM | Report abuse

"He seems immune to shame though."

It's simply amazing. Like watching a particularly embarrassing amateur performance art spectacle.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 1:20 AM | Report abuse

Notice how he never replies when he's caught in the act?

Pretty filthy, lying about being a war veteran.

Posted by: nodebris

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Like the time I caught him pasting someone else'e writing.

But how bloody *incompetent* With all the research resources a click away, and he still lets himself get caught claiming he enlisted at age 12. I mean how long does it take to do dilegence if yer gonna lie about yourself online?

Just so we know, he's lying about everything. Think he has a wife? Doing a post every six minutes for twelve hours straight on some days? Sure.

He seems immune to shame though. Small wonder.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 2, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

"Now all I hear is about Reagan again, go figure."

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Of course. Behind all the angry defiance, they're hurting. Even most of the teabaggers know in their dark hearts that Bush is a moron and he screwed the pooch. They'll go to their deaths before they admit it, even to themselves in their most candid and private moments, but they know it.

Nostalgia over Reagan isn't so much to change the subject from Bush, it's wistfulness for the halcyon days of the GOP, that season of swagger before the GOP lost its respect. Under Reagan it was morning in America, under Bush the faithful were forced to embrace corruption and sadism (it wasn't too hard a sell).

They're hurting, but to hell with them.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 2, 2009 1:05 AM | Report abuse

DDAWD, I was being sarcastic. My point & your point are the same.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 1:03 AM | Report abuse

chrisfox8 wrote: "He says he's 72, which would mean that he was 16 when the war ended."

Snap!

Notice how he never replies when he's caught in the act?

Pretty filthy, lying about being a war veteran.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 1:01 AM | Report abuse

"Heavens knows, all of a sudden there's no such thing as a Bush Republican anymore. Not along ago, though, I seem to remember the entire party being united in singing praises of his strength, fortitude, simplicity, steadiness, etc., etc., etc."

That's garbage. The only problem Republicans have with Bush is that he made the party unpopular. That's it. It was never about his policies. Sure, you hear some vagueness about how the Republicans "lost their way" or were "corrupted by Washington" but these guys were supporting each and every Bush policy along the way and even now I still don't know what they would have done differently. They didn't care about Bush increasing the size of government or expanding the national debt. Hell, wasn't Bush a guest of honor at the 2008 CPAC? Bush was defined by the 21% that make up the party today.

I don't buy that the Republicans have any remorse for what they did. If you're truly sorry about something, you make an attempt to change. Think the Republicans are doing that?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 2, 2009 12:48 AM | Report abuse

Bondosan:

You've got a deal.

Posted by: JakeD | June 2, 2009 12:45 AM | Report abuse

swazendo wrote: "JakeD: I don't know if you are joking or serious."

Yeah, that's a tough one. Short and sweet: he's seriously a joke.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 12:38 AM | Report abuse

Heavens knows, all of a sudden there's no such thing as a Bush Republican anymore. Not along ago, though, I seem to remember the entire party being united in singing praises of his strength, fortitude, simplicity, steadiness, etc., etc., etc.

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My favorite was always "Bush kept us safe." Like he ended a long string of terrorist attacks, instead of snoozing through intelligence briefings saying one was coming, using airliners against buildings.

Meanwhile AQ is stronger than ever thanks to the radicalizing effect of invading two Muslim countries and a blank check for a scuzzy little apartheid state with a different religion.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 2, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

sor05001ster wrote: "If race doesn't matter, why should religion matter?"

Excuse me, but are you really that . . . white?

Lord! You can *chose* your religion, fool.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 12:35 AM | Report abuse

sovine08 wrote: "All I know is in Obama's church Rev Wright preached bigorty against Whites yet we judged him NOT his church"

Where were you during the last election? Somehow, I'm skeptical that *you* judged him not, hypocrite. If you can't stand the heat, buddy . . .

Look, you're going to have to give up on this constant charade of pretending that Republican moral standards only apply when they suit you whereas Democrats must always apply the most stringent moral standard available. If you chose to judge another's church, then get used to yours being judged. Buck up. Take your licks. You sound like a cringing bully that can't take what he dishes out. You're the ones who are always talking church, so suck it up.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 12:28 AM | Report abuse

"Romney is not a Bush Republican either."

Heavens knows, all of a sudden there's no such thing as a Bush Republican anymore. Not along ago, though, I seem to remember the entire party being united in singing praises of his strength, fortitude, simplicity, steadiness, etc., etc., etc.

Now all I hear is about Reagan again, go figure.

Really, why should anyone listen to you guys? You're selling us a Palin, you're selling a Bush, you're selling a Jindal, you're selling a McCain or a Sanford, and it's all just lame, pandering, wishful, desperate, lying scat.

The last sane Republican Mormon just accepted an ambassadorial appointment from Obama -- there's a vote of confidence for you. Good luck with Mitt, you pack of hapless losers.

Posted by: nodebris | June 2, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Sounds good, Jake:

But why don't we make my charity Doctors Without Borders 'cause I'm a bleeding heart that way....

Posted by: Bondosan | June 1, 2009 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Actually Jake the Christian religion in the modern sense didn't really start until the First Ecumenical Council aka the Council of Nicea, in 325 under Constantine. Before that the religion was decidedly more Gnostic than it is now, the designation of the Valentians etc. as heretics notwithstanding. Early Christians lived in imminent peril and were dedicated to a personal journey to Christ in a way only found among Muslims now.

It was at this Council that the modern Bible was formed, and the stuff that the church leaders didn't like (the parts that regarded a centralized church as heretical) were stripped out. Including most of Christ's core teachings.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone think Jake is good for his word?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Bondosan:

Sure, but wagering over the Internets is illegal. May I suggest I will donate $1,000 to the ACLU (assuming I live that long and MITT wins) and you donate $1,000 to the Heritage Foundation (assuming MITT does)?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

mikeinmidland:

12 JEWS were the first Christians.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:59 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

I'm willing to bet $1,000 (U.S.) that Mitt Romney will NOT be elected president in 2012.

Willing to take me up on it?

Posted by: Bondosan | June 1, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Rat---The or sovine08:

Do you give a crap whether I live or die?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Please don't include me in your "we". Thanks.

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He wasn't including yo, Jake. It bears repeating that nobody here give a crap if you live or die

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, every Republican in reach of these words should look into the AIP, or the Gun Owners. or the Constitution Party, or maybe the Socio- er, the Libertarians.

By all means!

We Democrats will stick with the Democrats, since we have an adult in the White House

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

homer4:

Please don't include me in your "we". Thanks.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:43 PM | Report abuse

viejo70:

You should look into a third party. BOTH major parties have enough corruption that we need to seriously clean house.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:40 PM | Report abuse

pali2600:

I supported MITT Romney's campaign by working on it too. That doesn't mean I consider such "service" the same as (or better than) by stint in the Army.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Of course. What do you have in mind?

Posted by: JakeD

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He's talking about a wager, Jake. Which means (1) you would have to tell him where you live to collect and (2) pay up when you lost, as you will. Nobody expects you you do either.

So you enlisted when you were 12 years old. Wow.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I also have a certain bridge in New York City that I'm selling, if you're interested.

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I'll take you up on that as soon as I collect my millions from Nigeria.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Bondosan:

Of course. What do you have in mind?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Undoubtedly in 2012 the religious fundamentalists in the Republican party will put aside their prejudice and suspicions and endorse a Presidential candidate who is a member of the Church of LDS.

I also have a certain bridge in New York City that I'm selling, if you're interested.

Posted by: dldbug | June 1, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Will Obama's Middle East Tour Amount to Nothing but an Apology?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=5414


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Posted by: usadblake | June 1, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

's entertaining to read the predictions of people here about Mitt Romney winning in 2012. I remember that these were the same posters who were telling us back in October that the "community organizer" couldn't win, no way, no how.

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... and before that, that Sarah Palin was McCain's ticket to victory .. remember "hot chicks vote Republican?"

And before that, that young people don't vote, and Fred Thompson was the man to beat.

.. and before that, that Republicans had a lock on national security and a permanent majority.

Batting 0.000

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Romney never said that his sons working on his campaign was the same as (or even better than) fighting and dying in Iraq.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:09 PM |

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(AP) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected." ~ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/08/politics/main3147321.shtml


Posted by: pali2600 | June 1, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

This isn't related to anything, but I just came across this article. The point of the article is that if Michael Dukakis and GWHB managed to get the same proportion of white and minority voters that they did in 1998, then Dukakis would beat Bush at least in popular vote. Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com agrees with this. Neither believes that the situation would be exactly the same as it was 20 years ago, but it does show that in terms of demographics, the country is losing ground and given trends in minority demographics, Dukakis would probably win in a landslide in 2012. I'm not sure if I would agree, but just the fact that it would be close makes it very impressive given the drubbing that took place in 1998.

The demographic trends aren't likely to change soon and it doesn't seem like Republican attitudes towards minorities will either. Seems like Republicans of the jaked ilk are going to have to choose between their racism and their political power.

http://www.openleft.com/diary/13590/republicans-need-more-than-a-4-national-swing

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/06/would-mike-dukakis-have-won-2008.html

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 10:22 PM | Report abuse

He'll be running on the " I
Saved the Olympics and I"m a White Guy Party". Will someone please tell this rich idiot that it's the 21st. Century and rich white guys are no longer in fashion.

Posted by: mikie44 | June 1, 2009 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Surprised none of the gooper trolls have howled about the UAW owning a major state in GM. If they knew anything past the word "socialism" they howl in unison from the upper branches they would know the phrase "workers owning the means of production" and they would be deafening.

But they don't even know that. They've been schooled on "nationalize" by the AM radio shock-jocks, though.

Wish Obama HAD nationalized the banks ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

In a political party that has no shortage of smug, hubristic and intelligence insulting leaders, Mitt Romney takes first prize. That he was Ann Coulter's first pick in last year's primaries tells me all I need to know about him. Whatever she is for, I'm against and vice a versa.

Posted by: dldbug | June 1, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Ol' Mitt is taking a page out of Dubya's playbook - the one that screwed up the country and made the GOP a small radical regional party of hill-billies and robber-barons.

Go get 'em Mitt!!

Posted by: kurthunt | June 1, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Should have done the math, Jake.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess: Nitwit is running in 2012.

Posted by: mikie44 | June 1, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Now, now! I think we should quit picking on Jake D. The Korean War ended 56 years ago. If Jake D served in it, that puts him well into his seventies. He's senile!

As well as stupid.

And probably lying about his military service, as well.

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He says he's 72, which would mean that he was 16 when the war ended.

Of course he's lying, he lies all the time. He's a Republican, after all.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Now, now! I think we should quit picking on Jake D. The Korean War ended 56 years ago. If Jake D served in it, that puts him well into his seventies. He's senile!

As well as stupid.

And probably lying about his military service, as well.

Posted by: thrh | June 1, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

You seem quite convinced that Mitt Romney will be elected president in 2012.

Care to make it interesting?

Posted by: Bondosan | June 1, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

'"regime-crippling sanctions" against North Korea, and full funding for a missile defense system -- Romney saved his harshest criticism for the current president.'

Mr. Romney - tell us more details about those "regime crippling sanctions". Kim Jong-Il and his father have vexed Presidents of both parties for more then 50 years. Or is this a secret plan like Nixon's promise to end the war in Vietnam when he was running in 68.

Posted by: dldbug | June 1, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

50 billion a year in military funds...no problem. 50 billion to help save a the last great American company GM..a waste of taxpayer money. I get it Mitt, your OUTRAGED AT OBAMA. Big surprise.

Posted by: kubrickstan | June 1, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Hard not to use the word "creepy" a lot talking about Romney. It just seems to spr-r-r-ring to the fingertips.

A long campaign with Mitt as the candidate would gross people out. All those lovely children lined up with expensive dentistry and more dazzling teeth than a shark, looking like one of those 80s families who sang "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." It's be so wholesome and so depressingly normal that straight men would be giving BJs just to compensate.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

moderates and independents will become disenchanted and sick and tired of the tax hikes imposed on them, and start to pull the Republican lever at the polls.

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You must be a Republican, another one of those pathologically subjective goons who believes everyone else is as selfish and bigoted as you are but for the inhibitions of "PC."

There are a lot of us who would be not only willing but proud to pay more taxes to live in a country that balanced its budget and whose citizens could all get healthcare. We're not all eggbound little jerks out here.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

you really did fight in Korea you would have more respect for Powell.

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Jake in the military? Yeah, sure, he has pictures of him with his outfit on the trailer wall, right next to his Stanford law degree.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Ah which apology tour is Romney referring to? Could it be his apology for being proabortion then against? Or one of his many other flip flops and lies. Get real you chump.

Posted by: Brigadere | June 1, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

So jaked,now Powell is yellow. A decorated veteran who reached the top of the military, an enlisted man who made Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is yellow? Because he didn't want to run for president. Because maybe his wife feared him getting shot or getting ripped by the republican establishment or better yet, getting used like he was by the bush administration who got votes by promising to make him Sec State, then shoving him into a corner until they needed him? If you really did fight in Korea you would have more respect for Powell.

Posted by: mikel7 | June 1, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm reading all of this with interest. Democratic Party faithful accusing Republicans of arrogance! Interestingl. FDR trying to pack the Supreme Court, no arrogance there, right? As for the Republicans. It will be a long time before they re-gain power. However, as the minorities draw closer to becoming a 50 to 51 per cent power, and the Democratic Party becomes the majority party of the the minorities and folks who don't pay any income tax, (50 percent of citizens don't) demand more "Bread and Circus", moderates and independents will become disenchanted and sick and tired of the tax hikes imposed on them, and start to pull the Republican lever at the polls.

Posted by: jamesyankeejim | June 1, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Romney has all the sincerity of a mortician trying to sell you an expensive coffin.

Posted by: patriot76 | June 1, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

At least we can agree on that much (I fought -- luckily didn't die -- in the Korea War). Still don't see why Romney has to debate Powell (who is so yellow that he won't even run for President because his wife says so ; )

Posted by: JakeD

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Jake, I hope someone knocks your f*cking teeth down your throat

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

many people who've commented are very judgmental, without even knowing the guy...I bet half of them have never even stepped foot into a mormon church... or know someone personally who's mormon.

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Not guilty on both counts here. Been to Utah, which is an extremely creepy state. Google by-state statistics on tranquilizer prescriptions and take a look at Utah if you'd like to know just how wholesomely satisfying it is to be a Mormon.

Theirs isn't "just another religion," it is seriously creepy in its mythology, its requirements of its members, and a lot of other ways.

A mormon service may be a sit-down affair but you have to stand a lot to let women get by, taking their babies to "potty," and the entire church smells like baby sh*t. They breed at gunpoint. And they believe some of the looniest BS you will find in ANY cult.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

You know this line about "apology tour" is as about as orginal as Romney's hair color. He ought to get over himself too.

Well at least he got off the apocalyptic tour bus with McCain.

Remember, the old school line is "Never Explain, Never Complain and Never admit you are wrong", so these old Theory X managers would certainly not tolerate apologies. Oh and yes, big boys don't cry, big boys don't cry. Anyway this train was derailed along time ago.

Speaking of trains, did you catch that headline: "Train Derails At Zoo, 18 hospitalized" ? Come on, 18 what, lions, tigers or bears ?

Posted by: markwpa | June 1, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Romney-

I have good friends that converted to Mormonism so they could marry their spouses in the church temple. They were very disappointed that their immediate family could not attend the services since they were not LDS. Do you really think the American people are going to endorse a candidate that does not allow those with other religious preferences other than your own into their church?

Posted by: dsphoto | June 1, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Romney never said that his sons working on his campaign was the same as (or even better than) fighting and dying in Iraq.

Posted by: JakeD

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... just like you "didn't say" that the tax discussion your plagiarized wasn't your own writing, pasted just above "Posted by JakeD." You are an astonishingly weak debater, Jake.

Anyway, Romney did use the phrase "service to country," which in many minds is all but a euphemism for military service. It was an incredibly arrogant thing to say, but leave it to you to let a scumbag Republican skate where you would have spent weeks excoriating a Democrat for doing the same thing.

Now why don't you mewl and whine for attention some more, freak.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Boy are you Democrats miss led. Just wait till the bill comes to pay for what your Socialist President is running up in the name of saving our economy. He complained about the debt that Bush left behind and then he has spent more of our tax dollars in his first few Months then Bush did in 8 years, He complained about Bush's support of the rich and then he bails out the richest of the rich. If only he were white then the old saying by the native Americans would ring true for him, "white man speak with forked tongue". However in all fairness to both side I think they are all corrupt and self serving, regardless of which party they belong to.

Posted by: viejo70 | June 1, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Mitt because we all know how well the Bush/Cheney bullying approach was working out. The GOP, as arrogant and ignorant as ever. Clearly, they've learned nothing.

Posted by: ggwalt | June 1, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

One hardly knows whether to laugh or cry when a two time loser calls a President with 78% approval rating in Europe and at home, an arrogant tyrant. He then, in his typical tyranical way, states that what the country needs more guns, more threats, and more bellicose demands towards anyone who dosen't play by our rules. It's equally difficult to comprehend just how lucky we are to have thrown the Republicans out of office.

Posted by: kaycwagner | June 1, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, grumble grumble NO.

Republicans gave Lil' Bush a second chance to get Iraq right, how are you going to get the young vote, or the women's vote or get back the intellectuals who have recently abandoned the party? You don't have a way of breaking even on the hispanic vote, the scientific community views the party as a joke, and the religious right is losing members, and your divisive political rhetoric won't work, and neither will the "sky is falling" scare tactics.

And no matter where Obama ends up with little or break even success with the stimulus, he will get 4 more to attempt
to salvage this country.

Untill the banking, housing and employment
problems are fixed and on the way to recovery, these will still be viewed as
problems created by the republicans, you better hope he succeeds, or it will be viewed that the problems YOU created are
not ones even you can fix!


Posted by: victorlove1 | June 1, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Mitt is say this now but he'll flip-flop before it's over.

Posted by: knjincvc | June 1, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Romney, just shut up. We aren't interested in your blather. And you know what, you don't have a chance of ever being elected president.

Posted by: homer4 | June 1, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

"This is the time for strength and confidence, not for apologizing to America's critics," said Romney at one point; at another, he said that "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

Arrogant, delusional tyrants don't apologize. Obama got stuck with doing it for them, strongly and with confidence.

Posted by: timothy2me | June 1, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

It's entertaining to read the predictions of people here about Mitt Romney winning in 2012. I remember that these were the same posters who were telling us back in October that the "community organizer" couldn't win, no way, no how.

BTW - How's that "Bradley effect" working out for you all?

ROFLMAO

Posted by: dldbug | June 1, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Was Sonia Sotomayor's pick, as a Supreme Court Judge by President Barack Obama, a trap for the Republicans?

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad for Mitt and his supporters that he lost in the primaries because the Religious Right wing of the GOP couldn't countenance a President who's a member of the Church of LDS.

And don't blame this on us. We couldn't vote (except for New Hamphsire) in your damn primaries!

Posted by: dldbug | June 1, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

opp88:

As I posted (below), MITT Romney -- you know, the entire topic of this thread -- disagrees with Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist. Thanks for playing though.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

swazendo:

No, but lots of minorities signed up because they didn't have many other choices -- that hasn't gotten better -- now, I'm not saying that it's less honorable to serve during a draft either, but those wars "ended" too.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

So it goes with Tom Tancredo, the former congressman from Colorado who might not even be a factor in the current debate over federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court if he hadn't sought the Republican Party's presidential nomination last year as an outspoken critic of illegal immigration - and if he hadn't also denounced the National Council of La Raza, one of the nation's oldest Hispanic advocacy groups, as a "Latino KKK without the hoods.''
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Rush Limbaugh, following a trend of conservatives depicting Sonia Sotomayor as a dangerous racist, suggested that President Obama's Supreme Court nomination had set back civil rights progress and compared Sotomayor to David Duke.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Wednesday charged that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a "racist."

"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism," Gingrich wrote in a post on his blog.

"A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw," he added.

Gingrich was referring to a comment Sotomayor made during remarks at the University of California, Berkeley's annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture.

"A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," Sotomayor said.

Gingrich's comment came a day after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Sotomayor a "racist."

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

Thank you so much for your service. I was born in 52, right after you served. The odd thing since you served is every time we got into a war since 52 it gone on with no end.

South Vietnam is now a communist nation and is now ALSO the second most preferred southeast Asian trading partner for the US corporations. US corporations love communist South Vietnam, cheap and controlled labor with no labor rights. It’s a profit bonanza.

The Korean war ended in 3 years and worked. Since then we’ve been flailing. It’s frustrating every time a chicken-hawk gets tuff and uses patriotism and fear to satisfy their idealism. As far as volunteers, did the military go into high schools and coerce 16/17 year olds to sign up back in your days?

On a humorous note--
Powell (who is so yellow that he won't even run for President because his wife says so ; )

:-) Mitt’s wife has to be submissive per their religion :-)

Posted by: swazendo | June 1, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Yesterday on his radio show, conservative host G. Gordon Liddy continued the right wing’s all-out assault on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. First, just like Tom Tancredo, Liddy slammed Sotomayor’s affiliation with the civil rights group La Raza — and referred to the Spanish language as “illegal alien“:

LIDDY: I understand that they found out today that Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in illegal alien, “the race.” And that should not surprise anyone because she’s already on record with a number of racist comments.

Finished with the race-based attack, Liddy moved on to denigrate Sotomayor’s gender:

LIDDY: Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.

Finally, Liddy disputed the entire idea that there’s anything wrong with the paucity of women and total lack of Hispanics on the Court:

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Mitt's magic underwear must be riding up again...this time with chafing as well.

Why does he even speak? Doesn't he understand that NO ONE, except a few out-riders, think he is even sane? Mitt, who has a name like Mitt?

What a complete waste of space.

Posted by: rbaldwin2 | June 1, 2009 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Michael Steele Asks That Republicans Stop Being Such Racist Dickwads About Sotomayor.

Michael Steele, the actual elected-by-his-peers (barely) leader of the Republican Party, continues to have this problem with fat unelected sociopaths such as Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich loudly and boorishly pushing the GOP into forever-fringe third-party nutland.

For example, the turds are currently doing the usual fat-white-racist-republican deal of yelling “racist!” at someone who is a different race.

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:39 PM | Report abuse

You can't misuse or disrespect your military.

If someone gives you their time and their service, use it wisely, a poorly-managed army is like no army at all.

And remember those people are armed, don't wanna end up fragged, or nothing...

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

swazendo:

I am deadly serious -- every man and woman KIA during Iraq volunteered for the military, which makes YOUR use of the concept that Romney can force any of his sons into a "sacrifice" even more nonsensical -- please don't diminish our brave military forces again.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the RNC or the GOP should use this animal as their mascot and or model it's affiliation to this animal. Sounds good!

The Blue Wildebeest has a beefy muscular front-heavy appearance with a distinctive robust muzzle, it strides with relatively slender legs and moves gracefully and quietly most of the time, belying the reputation for stampeding in herds; however the stampeding characteristic may sometimes be observed.

The Serengeti herds are purely migratory and abandon the usual plains after the rainy season has ended, in order to seek higher grasses in wetter areas. Grasslands bordering alkaline lakes or pans are particularly choice dry season (winter) habitats. Herds may be mixed gender with a dominant male, female only or bachelor only.

Blue Wildebeest often graze together with other species such as Plains zebras for purposes of mutual protection.

Zebras in particular are beneficial to co-exist with since they mow down highly vegetated areas leaving the wildebeests to eat the newly exposed and more nutritional short grasses, which is what they prefer.

A Blue Wildebeest can attain maximum a speed of up to 64 kilometres per hour (40 mph).

Blue Wildebeests are a favorite prey item to lions and spotted hyenas. They also fall prey to cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs and Nile crocodiles. The latter stalk them at river crossings.

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

"Yes. Maybe you also remember the name of the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Jimmy Carter (the first time around)? "

Actually, every Republican nominee starting with Reagan in 1981 was second place in the previous Republican primary with the exception of George Bush in 2000. Reagan was second in 1976, GHWB was second in 1980, Bob Dole was second in 1988, and John McCain was second in 2000. If this pattern holds up, then Romney will be the nominee in 2012.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

I don't know if you are joking or serious. If you are seriuos read on, else please ignore my response :-)..

If we're not sacrificing our sons/daughters is it just the drones doing all the work? Oh come on man, what does a biblical quote from Genesis have to do with one of our military committing suicide after too many tours serving Mitt Romney’s idealism.

Posted by: swazendo | June 1, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

nit-wit Romney is nothing if not predictable. George the simpleton Bush and Dick-Head Cheney tried sabre rattling for eight years and got no where. Now nit-wit Romney wants to try it again. Good idea, it didn't work so let's try some more.

And for all you Mormon-Bashers, It's not a problem that he's a Mormon, it's a problem that he's a Moron.

Posted by: xconservative | June 1, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are irrelevant.

Posted by: shrink2 | June 1, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

opp88:

Thanks for that newsflash (as if anyone posting here didn't known that Romney is Mormon?)

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

swazendo:

At least we can agree on that much (I fought -- luckily didn't die -- in the Korea War). Still don't see why Romney has to debate Powell (who is so yellow that he won't even run for President because his wife says so ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

As if Romney had ANY idea of what he was talking about!!

Posted by: polako1 | June 1, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

"I was more amazed at the level of denial I saw -- those people aren't aware of what goes into heart failure -- it's expensive and your life, as you are dying, is irrevocably filled with even more fear and dread -- and then you do finally die, understanding you threw it away on a lard- encrusted cheeseburger."

It kind of goes to show the political situation we're in. If people aren't willing to make dietary sacrifices that will affect their health ten years from now, what chance do we have of convincing people to make sacrifices in terms of taxes and services when the consequences won't be felt within the same generation?

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Romney never said that his sons working on his campaign was the same as (or even better than) fighting and dying in Iraq.
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Mitt Romney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, colloquially known as the Mormon church.

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

castanea:

Yes. Maybe you also remember the name of the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Jimmy Carter (the first time around)?

opp88:

There's nothing to APOLOGIZE about (the Palin portion of that ticket at least ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

"P.S. Romney never said that his sons working on his campaign was the same as (or even better than) fighting and dying in Iraq."

This is true. -- "fighting and dying in Iraq" is for people who find out what war is really about and then end up questioning the ignorance of people like Mitt. Mitt is another Paul Wolfowitz. Working on Mitt's campaign is keeping your fanny out of a war. Why doesn't Mitt draft at least one of his holy-that-us "golden boys"? Show us how "tuff" he really is.

Posted by: swazendo | June 1, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

many people who've commented are very judgmental, without even knowing the guy...I bet half of them have never even stepped foot into a mormon church... or know someone personally who's mormon. so who are they to speak. If race doesn't matter, why should religion matter? Judge someone based on the content of character, and not religion or race. If ya don't agree with him..fine, if you do than great....if ya like him and he runs than vote for him...if ya don't than don't.

Posted by: sor05001ster | June 1, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney. That name sounds familiar. Hey, wait! Isn't he the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the guy who is now president?

Shaddup, Mitt. Get a haircut.

Posted by: castanea | June 1, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Romney Condemns Obama's 'Tour of Apology'
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Didn't Romney also Condemn John McCain for the 'McCain/Palin' ticket?

Posted by: opp88 | June 1, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Heart Attack Grill on Dateline. Of course, you have to listen to John Stossel. Incidentally, he focuses on the controversy over the sexy nurse waitresses (really?) instead of the free food to obese people.

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Well, he offers sex along with the lard -- everything else aside, it will kill you, that food, no way around it.

I was more amazed at the level of denial I saw -- those people aren't aware of what goes into heart failure -- it's expensive and your life, as you are dying, is irrevocably filled with even more fear and dread -- and then you do finally die, understanding you threw it away on a lard- encrusted cheeseburger.

And I understand it's their free choice, but I don't think they understand the consequences.

But they eat there none the less.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

Kennedy had enough trouble just with being a Catholic, and Catholics can hold up under scrutiny. Shine some light into Mormonism and, well, we'll have some seriously entertaining times but that's not what wins elections.
Posted by: chrisfox8
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I'm Catholic but even I know Adam and Eve, Eve coming fron Adam's rib.. talking snakes, Noah building an ark where 2 of every animal lived while the world was under water.. shall I go on??? Do you really think our time is best served by arguing with beliefs stands up best under
scrutiny???

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

LeroyTheRoadie1:

Your [SIC] welcome ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

swazendo:

I thought we stopped sacrificing our sons way back in Genesis 22?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

No, thank YOU...!

That was the LEAST funny thing you've said in all your posts...

At least it could be seen as an honest mistake, my fellow American...

North American...?

Central American...?

South American...?

WHUT...??!!! There's more than one American...???

Who knew...???!!!

Posted by: LeroyTheRoadie1 | June 1, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Romney never said that his sons working on his campaign was the same as (or even better than) fighting and dying in Iraq.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry Mitt - Obama will bring some DVD's, Ipods, and colored beads to trade with the natives when he arrives at destination. Michelle will bare her arms, and there will be many awestruck.

Posted by: pgr88 | June 1, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

LeroyTheRoadie1:

Very funny. I hit the "n" key instead of "," (comma).

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

And if Romney does try to run again someone can revive that statement he made .. his five (!) sons were "serving their country" by working on his f*cking campaign. I'm sure plenty of Americans would nod along with that one.

Oh yeah that makes sense. Dying in Iraq, stuffing envelopes for dad, yeah, same thing

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Hope Romney runs in 2012, thus assuring a shoo-in for Obama!

Posted by: qrxone | June 1, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey EuroGuy,

"Here in American", we got Richard Cheney admitting that there was no connection between the Sept 11 planning and Iraq, but maybe Mitt can find the connection...?

So keep your Euro opinions to yourself already, OK...!? Here in American, we got it all figured out...!

Remember, that's American...!

Posted by: LeroyTheRoadie1 | June 1, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9N4Y1DpTxs

Heart Attack Grill on Dateline. Of course, you have to listen to John Stossel. Incidentally, he focuses on the controversy over the sexy nurse waitresses (really?) instead of the free food to obese people.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Mitt should have a long serious talk with Colin Powell before he shoots his mouth off. During the Vietnam war Mitt was preaching God’s word while Colin Powell was seeing dead bodies, guts splattered all over the place, soldiers going insane, and politicians doing just what he is doing now. Mitt doesn’t know anything about war. This is the same guy that said there actually were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and they were secretly shipped to Syria! None of his sons have seen the hells of war; they haven’t come home with their minds fried; Mitt’s world is all squeaky clean doing God’s mission and being a “tuff guy” on war and it perfectly OK as long as it’s not anyone in his “precious” family.

Mitt, debate the garbage coming of your mouth via a one-on-one debate with Colin Powell. Sacrifice at least one of your “golden boy” sons for the “tuff guy” slime diarrhea that spews out of your mouth.

Posted by: swazendo | June 1, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

The US should show some contrition for the missteps...suggesting Iraq was the perpetrator of 9/11
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No, CHENEY blamed Iraq, sane people understood, and understand, Cheney is a NUT.


I would just as soon blame ALL Israelis for the actions of the neocons in GAZA --that would be incorrect.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 6:57 PM | Report abuse

this is what romney should worry about ,the founder of his hokus/pokus church :


Joseph Smith probably married at least twenty-seven other women, throughout her life his wife #1, and even on her deathbed, Emma Smith denied that her husband had ever practiced polygamy!!!

MITT DO WE HAVE A GREAT COUNTRY OR NOT???

Posted by: willemkraal | June 1, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Were did you see it's bigger??? I read almost 2/3 of their opertives have been killed or captured. and while i'm sure they have new members.. are they as well trained as the old? NO. Are they as organized? NO. Al Queda lives but their leaders hide in caves.. they can't communicate with each other,

==

I had to stop there, I work in an office and I was already laughing hard enough to attract attention.

Yeah, there've been more #2s in AQ then in The Village. We keep triumphantly reporting killing them, while making certain they have an endless supply of recruits, thanks to our ham-handed treatment of the Muslim world. And when we try another approach, one that might reduce the esteem of radicalism in their part of the world, you jackholes all roll your eyes and scream that we're "apologizing" to them.

Damned good thing you limp-dicks are out of power for generations to come

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney is NO George Romney, no matter how thick the blood...he can't hold a candle to him!

It has always been the American Way to fight fire with fire....you may win the battle, but you won't win the war. That's the lesson no one has learned yet. In other words, arrogance fought with arrogance only begets deeper hostility. There may be many who say they know this, but as with the statement of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, if your experience has been to have encountered arrogance you know it begets hostility, thus you understand you shouldn't seek to grow the hostility with arrogance.

The US should show some contrition for the missteps...suggesting Iraq was the perpetrator of 9/11...using enhanced interrogation methods that they entrusted several lawyers to find just cause to suggest those methods were in concert with the Geneva conventions, for occupying a sovereign nation without rational reason other than trumped up security briefs, and using this occupation to enhance the financial greed of individuals and companies who invested in this war.

Posted by: ewjazzed | June 1, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Apology tour? Wait, I seem to recall that Obama's alleged "Apology Tour" took place a few months back? I think Mitt may have gotten his Rush-approved talking points from a while back lost in the mail or something.

Also this statement is downright stupid;
"We don't want a president and a head of the [United Auto Workers] running General Motors," Romney said at the time. "The American public ought to own that enterprise."

Ummm, technically if the U.S. government, which repesents the public, owns a 60% stake in GM the public DOES own "that enterprise" - since when do republicans believe in "public" as opposed to "private" ownership? Not only is he using out-dated talking points but he's clearly getting them confused.

Posted by: cjpotter19 | June 1, 2009 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Is Al Qaeda destroyed or smaller than it ever was?That last one bugs me. Al Qaeda is still around and appears bigger than ever. Thanks Bush-Cheney!
Posted by: AlanGoldberg54
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Were did you see it's bigger??? I read almost 2/3 of their opertives have been killed or captured. and while i'm sure they have new members.. are they as well trained as the old? NO. Are they as organized? NO. Al Queda lives but their leaders hide in caves.. they can't communicate with each other, can't transfer money or put an operation together. Bigger I don't know.. but I doubt it... Better NO WAY!! Thanks Bush Cheney

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Spending money on "modernization" for the military might be a political winner but it is STUPID policy. Earnmarking more money for R+D programs that are already too flush with funds isn't going to make the military any stronger. Didn't Mr. Romney listen to Secretary Gates?

Posted by: theamazingjex | June 1, 2009 6:45 PM | Report abuse

WTF??? Why was he doing this??

Actually, it was the "Heart Attack Grill."

And I don't know, it was my feeling he thought "good health" was Nazi, reminding me of the Mitt-type Republican action, almost Sweeney Todd like in intent, a nutritionist run amok.

You eat "quadruple by-pass" lard encrusted cheeseburgers, you die.

Period, no way around it, the heart can't pump blood through that stuff.


Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

> "Mitt Romney should get a job. He's been a professional presidential candidate for over 3 years."

>He does have something of a John Edwards feel to him; all sizzle, no steak.

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Both have more than a whiff of phoniness about them. They tailor their convictions to suit every electoral contest they enter.

People are pretty good at spotting the phony and that explains why neither ever had (or will have, in the case of Romney) a real shot at becoming president.

That being said, I do think he'll be the GOP nominee in '12, but then lose out bigtime to Obama. I think we'll then see even MO, AZ, GA, MT, ND in Obama's column.

In any case, Romney sure doesn't make me fret about Obama's 2nd term. I couldn't be more relaxed. I almost feel sorry for Romney, for he'll suffer a humiliating defeat.

Posted by: charlesf1 | June 1, 2009 6:42 PM | Report abuse

So that is Mitt's "grand ideas / broad vision" on how to do things better? -- "a $50 billion per year increase in the defense modernization budget, 'regime-crippling sanctions' against North Korea, and full funding for a missile defense system"??

Where exactly is the $50 BILLION per year supposed to come from? Out of the other side of his mouth he has been criticizing the Obama Admin for run-away deficit spending. "Regime crippling sanctions?" How does that work when the regime doesn't care if its own people live or die? How much tighter can we go? Has not worked in Cuba and won't work here. And then it is back to more spending again.

Gee, seems to me his "broad vision" is basically spend a lot of money and hope for the best.

But, since Govr. Romney is a businessman, perhaps he has it down on a powerpoint --

$$$$ + Past Failed Policy + ??? = Peaceful North Korea!

Posted by: dbeno1 | June 1, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

As much as Mitt and the Mormon Church will try to avoid it, this will result in a well deserved close up look into that peculiar cult with plural wives, funny magic underwear, and myriad other whacky beliefs, including the one that requires complete, absolute loyalty to the church - above that to one's country! Posted by: db11232
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They said the same thing about JFK being a Catholic becoming President and him bowing down to the Pope... I had hoped we have moved beyond this form of bigotry by now. All I know is in Obama's church Rev Wright preached bigorty against Whites yet we judged him NOT his church. Besides Romney has already been a Governor.. do you have any proof his church played a negative role in how he governed there???

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:38 PM | Report abuse

"On the travel channel last night was program called "extreme food," one segment about a guy named "dr john," a former nutritionist, serving lard-encrusted triple cheeseburgers to people weighing over 300 pounds. It was like the diner version of h8ll, in Arizona, I think."

WTF??? Why was he doing this??

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

"Tour of apology" is the ordered talking point from Rush. Notice how everyone parrots it even though all Obama has done is talk reasonably and not bully people around?

disgusting. Mitt most of all -- he has more stands on any give issue (gay rights?) than any three other politicians on the planet and has no business lecturing anyone about anything.

Posted by: summicron1 | June 1, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

"Romney is not a Bush Republican either. All I know is Bloomberg ran as a Republican twice and won twice and before him Rudy ran twice and won both times to."

New York Republicans are very different from American Republicans. Bloomberg is a guy who is capable of switching parties without much problem. Think he can win a Republican primary? As for Giuliani, he actually tried and failed badly. His pro-choice stance killed him.

The same thing could happen to Romney, actually. The guy could get hammered for his pro-choice stance.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

He is as weaselly as they come, and anyone who believes that what he says on one day is what he will say tomorrow is just plain crazy. Mitt Isuzu lives on!
Posted by: steveboyington
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Sounds like you voted for Patrick Deval.. how's he working out for you??? "In the early months of Patrick's administration, a series of decisions the governor later conceded as missteps brought substantial unfavorable press. These included spending almost $11,000 on drapery for the governor's state house suite, changing the state's customary car lease from a Ford Crown Victoria to a Cadillac..." He sounds like a prince...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

So, after eight years of Bush-Cheney, is America safe now?

Have they caught Osama?

Is Al Qaeda destroyed or smaller than it ever was?

That last one bugs me. Al Qaeda is still around and appears bigger than ever. Thanks Bush-Cheney!

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | June 1, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

As much as Mitt and the Mormon Church will try to avoid it, this will result in a well deserved close up look into that peculiar cult with plural wives, funny magic underwear, and myriad other whacky beliefs, including the one that requires complete, absolute loyalty to the church - above that to one's country! The old white men in Salt Lake City would be in charge of the US if Mitt were potus. There is a reason that the Mormons had to run from prosecution in the mid west to the far, remote desert lands of the west to hide out. This will also bring much needed scrutiny to Mitt's dubious business career. Run! Mitt! Run! Just like your incesters.

Posted by: db11232 | June 1, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't agree.. At times America had to support the least of 2 evils.. In WWII we allied ourselves with Joseph Stalin.. Was there a worse guy in history than him? yeah one Hitler. But we didn't tour Europe to say we were sorry for backing Stalin. As far as actions Truman dropped two A bombs on Japan.. But Truman didn't tour Asia to say sorry for that either. We have the RIGHT to defend ourselves.. sometimes we have to do unpleasant things in the course of doing that.. But our goals are good.. and Romney is right.. we shouldn't have to say we are sorry when we try to make the world a better and safer place...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

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Guess what - you failed to make the world safer while at the same time offending our allies. I wish that conservatives had put half as much energy into running a decent foreign policy as they have spent trying to avoid blame for their mistakes.

Posted by: maggots | June 1, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Romney, like the rest of the republican chick crew, is an empty-headed kook.

Period.

And I have to wonder about those too stupid to see it.

Same with those who pledged themselves to Palin, as if she offered some true intellectual alternative to the democrats.

Even if you're not enamored of Obama, and that is certainly anyone's right (and should be as this nation THRIVES on dissent), to discredit yourself by mindlessly and stupidly supporting a moron, in the end, just reaffirms your stupidity to everyone else.


Too dumb to figure it out, bottom line, I mean, can't do the math.

-- or the English -- any symbolic system even a little complex over their simple heads.


On the travel channel last night was program called "extreme food," one segment about a guy named "dr john," a former nutritionist, serving lard-encrusted triple cheeseburgers to people weighing over 300 pounds. It was like the diner version of h8ll, in Arizona, I think.

Anyway, the whole place was full of fatties,scarfing down those lard-encrusted triple cheeseburgers -- he called his diner the "Flat-Line Grill." A free fry bar was included, the fries also prepared in lard, and all you can eat, offered as a corollary to the salad bar. Guy goes through, I think it was, 450 gallons of lard per week.

And the fatties, average age about 35, average weight, about 348 pounds, ate it up.

And Dr John, a relatively thin man, encouraged them to go for it, almost like a fast-food Satan.

That's the average Limbaugh kook, you know, accepting a triple cheeseburger, lard encrusted, from Satan -- excited because, if he can keep his weight over 300 pounds, he eats free -- health consequence?

Health consequences are politically correct, liberal balderdash, doncha know, bring on that lard burger...

They just don't get it, and they never will.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Rommney - the best the GOP can do AND JakeDuhindependent loves him? Poor republicans...

Posted by: LABC | June 1, 2009 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Sanctions on North Korea are already so tight the population is starving. If the leaders don't care you can sanction all you want and it doesn't mean anything.

We've had sanctions on Cuba for almost fifty years.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | June 1, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Another, really - really bad day for the DEMOCRUDS.

Posted by: hclark1 | June 1, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

There’s plenty of blame to go around these days. But the prime villains
behind the mess we’re in were Reagan and his circle of advisers — men who
forgot the lessons of America’s last great financial crisis, and condemned
the rest of us to repeat it."
Posted by: drindl
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Wait you are blaming the prime villians behind this mess that started in 2008 on Reagan who left office in 1989??? Here's some other villians.. who are a little more current.. "Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act, empowering regulators to punish banks that failed to "meet the credit needs" of "low-income, minority, and distressed neighborhoods." Lenders responded by loosening their underwriting standards and making increasingly shoddy loans. The two government-chartered mortgage finance firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, encouraged this "subprime" lending by authorizing ever more "flexible" criteria by which high-risk borrowers could be qualified for home loans, and then buying up the questionable mortgages that ensued.
Congressman Barney Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in good shape. Five years ago, for example, when the Bush administration proposed much tighter regulation of the two companies, Frank was adamant that "these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis." When the White House warned of "systemic risk for our financial system" unless the mortgage giants were curbed, Frank complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing." And then the CRASH happened!!! But why blame the REAL CAUSE when you can blame a guy who has been dead for 5 years???

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey fellows why don't you lighten up on the republicans, after all they got whipped in the elections because they haven't had a new idea since Reagons missle shield which he himself never took seriously. As to Rommey it might be in their christian selfinterest to look into the Mormon cult beliefs before they go to far down the road of supporting a Mormon president. Unless of course you are in favor of the man running the household as lord and master and multiple wifes. I know the church claims multiple wifes are out but that is not what the founder of this cult said and practiced. The cult could chamge its mind tommorrow with another revalation freom God. Heck the thoughht makes me want to be an Agnostic. Have a nice day.

Posted by: Commonsense25 | June 1, 2009 6:16 PM | Report abuse

sovine08

You still don't get it. Obama is not apologizing to dictators nor for America defending itself.

Yet GOP crazies seeking to criticize anything claim he is doing so. When Obama said he sought a new way forward with the Muslim world, based on mutual respect and interest, Krauthammer and others issued columns denouncing this "apology."

It was not an "apology" simply standard diplomatic speak when you are trying to communicate with someone. Plenty of scientific studies show you make more progress in negotiations by being accepting of your partner and not issuing demands they behave like you before talking to them.

In fact, most of the "apologies" that Obama has been criticize for, saying the US is not at war with Islam, are the EXACT SAME THING GEORGE W. BUSH SAID -- numerous times after 9-11. Bush even went to Islamic Mosques to deliver this message and repeated it many times.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | June 1, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1:

Been reading Rick Atkinson's "An Army at Dawn"? I'm halfway done with "The Day of Battle" ... good stuff. It's almost hard to believe that the Allies actually won the war, what with all the SNAFUs they endured.

I'm surprised Romney didn't repeat his call for a blockade against DPRK. That seems to be his SOP -- called for one against Iran too. Though I wonder if he realizes that a blockade would be tantamount to war. "Quarantine", I believe, is the phrase.

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Who let the dogs out?

Who? Who?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwwAaVmnf4

Posted by: jojojojo1 | June 1, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

If Romney is the best the GOP has to offer, be afraid, Republicans, be very afraid. We know him in the flesh up here in New England. He is as weaselly as they come, and anyone who believes that what he says on one day is what he will say tomorrow is just plain crazy. Mitt Isuzu lives on!

Posted by: steveboyington | June 1, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

There is absolutely no importance or credibility to anything Mitt Romney spews...it is ridiculous that these idiots: Romney, Gingrich, Tancredo, etc...get any kind of platform. They're just noise pollution.

Posted by: castillomark | June 1, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

P.S. since I am a registered Independent, that is NOT a canard. If anyone (who actually answers my questions to them) wants to discuss that, please let me know.

==

Stop whimpering for attention you pitiable fool, nobody cares what collection of traitors and haters you vote for. Where the hell DO you get any idea that anyone here cares if you live or die?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney has no credibility at all. He is an empty suit. Mitt is the most underwhelming national level politician out there along with Newt Gingrich.

It is sad that the United States has to endure yet another man who is trying to live up to his father's legacy.

You and your conservative right wing politics are dead, get it? Not only that but your failed free market, Reganomics, Trickle Down, Supply Side, Rape, Plunder and Pillage, Greed is Good life philosphy you refined at Bain and Company is why this Country is Bankrupt financially and morally. Shame on you Mitt.

Posted by: satgroup | June 1, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

jaked, tells us your latest theories about Obama's birth certificate, you haven't mentioned them all day as far as I can tell! Don't leave us hanging! Being a "registered Independent," we know we can trust your integrity.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

FTMormoms. Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
Mittens is such a tortured fool and, holy Macaroni, er I mean, Moroni, how would you like to be under his care right about now? Hmmm? No I didn't think so.

Posted by: Karmachoirboy | June 1, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Self-identified Republicans: 21%

==

It's probably below that by now. Some of those 21% had to be Latino.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

"apology tour"?

what kind of tour was the one romney pulled in france (as a mormon missionary) after 7 deferments while his brethen were dying in vietnam? oh yeah--that's right, it was the standard limbaugh, gingrich, quayle, bush he-man chickenhawk tour (a g.o.p. specialty).

romney addressing the heritage foundation. who gives a fat rat's ass? a loser addressing losers.

Posted by: jimfilyaw | June 1, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

It is the Bush regime which kowtowed and allied with dictatorships in the Middle East and Central Asia.Obama has apologized in general terms for a few US mis-steps to people in general, not dictators. It is absurd Romney tries to make this argument.
Posted by: AlanGoldberg54
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I don't agree.. At times America had to support the least of 2 evils.. In WWII we allied ourselves with Joseph Stalin.. Was there a worse guy in history than him? yeah one Hitler. But we didn't tour Europe to say we were sorry for backing Stalin. As far as actions Truman dropped two A bombs on Japan.. But Truman didn't tour Asia to say sorry for that either. We have the RIGHT to defend ourselves.. sometimes we have to do unpleasant things in the course of doing that.. But our goals are good.. and Romney is right.. we shouldn't have to say we are sorry when we try to make the world a better and safer place...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

P.S. since I am a registered Independent, that is NOT a canard. If anyone (who actually answers my questions to them) wants to discuss that, please let me know.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

tom who? romney who?....what did he say?

Posted by: Frangka | June 1, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

donaldtucker:

Romney had won 170 pledged delegates before he stepped aside.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

I don't know whether or not Obama will succeed (I certainly hope he will) as President, but I feel optimistic based on these numbers:

Self-identified Republicans: 21%

Self-identified atheists: 16%

Maybe we'll stop electing religious nuts sometime soon, and maybe a party with actual conservative principles will replace the Jesus-crazed GOP on the national stage.

Posted by: justin_timberwolf | June 1, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

you know what's interesting about the Rs? They all sound exactly alike. Not a one has a clue.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

'but Mitt makes some good points '

i haven't heard any. just the usual rightwing blather.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

jaked wrote: "I'm registered Independent, thank you very much. Next canard?"

registered Independent & next canard in the same sentence. Good one!

Step right up! Watch jaked balance two utterly contradictory concepts, one in each hand, with no apparent self-awareness! Watch him simultaneously offer canards and denigrate the bearers of canards! Step right up, he's eager to put on a show, he'll entertain you for hours with his amazing twists and turns!

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

there has to something better in or more important in the news than this loser. what a waste of print .no one cares what this guy has to say .and im sure he had to get permission from someonebefore he talked. and did the article say he stepped aside for mccain im not sure that is correct i think he stepped aside because he didnt have any delagates.

Posted by: donaldtucker | June 1, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

It differentiates the US from the arrogant dictators to be seen apologizing and trying to make things right and does a lot more for America than, ahem, acting "strong" like, um, arrogant delusional dictators.

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Sounds almost like Kim, doesn't it?

They really dumb, I mean stupid, as in one short of a dozen, as in "not intellctually competitive."

There is a big difference between what they think the world is, and what it really is -- Romney probably has no clue, intellectually, what it is Obama and his administration are trying to fix.

Maybe people don't really understand how downright DUMB this group of Republican is...

They and the empty-headed "formerly democratic" now "registered independents" they rode in on...

The country is in dire circumstances, and Romney is so dumb, he can't even change his pitch.

ROTFLMAO.

Posted by: thegreatpotatospamof2003 | June 1, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

"arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

True. We had to *vote* Bush out of office.

Posted by: imhodudes | June 1, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Go get 'em, sovine08!!!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

jaked wrote: "Ronald WILSON Reagan was also . . "

There they go again! It's that one song, over and over and over again . . . . almost 200 years of history and the gipper is all the GOP has to show for it.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

"MITT Romney received 4,525,036 votes in the GOP primary (21.73%) before calling it quits. He would have beat McCain were it not for Huckabee, and (I argue) he would have beaten Obama."

If if and buts were candy and nuts, oh what a party we'd have.

You can argue anything in bizarro world you want. The rest of us will be here in the real world.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | June 1, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Where were you jaked, when bush was kissing the lips and holding thehands of the saudi princes, after the SAUDIS hit us on 9/11?

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Uh, Bloomberg is not a Bush Republican.
But you hang on to that, right alongside Reagan's rebound. Hope springs eternal when you don't have a real candidate, I guess. Romney would be a gift to Democrats. He's a cardboard cutout.
Posted by: chrisfox8
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Romney is not a Bush Republican either. All I know is Bloomberg ran as a Republican twice and won twice and before him Rudy ran twice and won both times to. Just pointing out 21% means NOTHING 3 years before an election... Hey everyone gives Obama an A on style points. And honestly he has been moderate on some foreign policy issues.. but Mitt makes some good points and the fact he is debating Obama on issues is healthy for this country. As far as 2012.. nobody knows now how things will look then...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

If Mr. Romney should ever get himself elected for anything, he can do things differently. Too bad he didn't take old Cato's advice: "If you had only kept your mouth shut, people would have taken you for a philosopher."

Posted by: dunnhaupt | June 1, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

There's goes jaked again, quacking like a canard.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

AlanGoldberg54:

Oh, that's right, Obama is simply BOWING DOWN to those leaders:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse


"Now, the proximate causes of today’s economic crisis lie in events that
took place long after Reagan left office — in the global savings glut
created by surpluses in China and elsewhere, and in the giant housing bubble
that savings glut helped inflate.

But it was the explosion of debt over the previous quarter-century that made
the U.S. economy so vulnerable. Overstretched borrowers were bound to start
defaulting in large numbers once the housing bubble burst and unemployment
began to rise.

These defaults in turn wreaked havoc with a financial system that — also
mainly thanks to Reagan-era deregulation — took on too much risk with too
little capital.
There’s plenty of blame to go around these days. But the prime villains
behind the mess we’re in were Reagan and his circle of advisers — men who
forgot the lessons of America’s last great financial crisis, and condemned
the rest of us to repeat it."

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

PutDownTheKoolaid:

I'm registered Independent, thank you very much. Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Romney is the Has Been that Never Was.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

No one is apologizing to arrogant, delusional
leaders.

It is the Bush regime which kowtowed and allied with dictatorships in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Obama has apologized in general terms for a few US mis-steps to people in general, not dictators. It is absurd Romney tries to make this argument.

It differentiates the US from the arrogant dictators to be seen apologizing and trying to make things right and does a lot more for America than, ahem, acting "strong" like, um, arrogant delusional dictators.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | June 1, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

"Please tell us which (NORTHERN AFRICAN) nation FDR invaded after Pearl Harbor."

General Eisenhower ran Operation Torch in Algeria & Tunisia, starting in Nov 1942.

Who was that Eisenhower guy, again?

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Libertarian1:

Ronald WILSON Reagan was also a "Former Governor. Former Presidential Candidate." That got him TWO TERMS the next time around. Think of Obama as Carter in this particular analogy ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Ok, let me explain it to you real slow: If Obama fails, America fails. Got that now? There's something seriously wrong with rightwingers ' brains--some serious defect in their reasoning ability who doesn't allow them to comprehend causality.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

I see that JakeD has not learned anything from the whipping the GOP received at the polls in the past two elections.

Posted by: PutDownTheKoolaid | June 1, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

After eight years of George W. Stupid, apologies are in order.

Posted by: iforgotmyid | June 1, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

t's because we are NOT like them that we shouldn't apologize.

And how are we NOT like them? Oh, you must mean because we don't torture people.

" And apologize for what.. defending ourselves??? We were attacked on 9/11 we have the right to go after the people who did it."

Saddam Hussein never attacked us, pally.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Former Governor. Former Presidential Candidate. Seems former is pretty common with him. That means, we dont want him around anymore.

Posted by: Libertarian1 | June 1, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Man, you GOP freaks are hilarious. Do you take crazy pills to fuel your predictions, or are you just naturely insane?
Posted by: Impartialobserver
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Ummm what prediction did I make??? How can you say my prediction is insane when I didn't make one???

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

JakeD: "For the record, I don't want to see America fail (which is why I want to see Obama fail)."

Look, you're crazy, we've got it. Go take your little zen puzzles and amaze children with them.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

"No electro-shock therapy is needed.

www.exodusinternational.com

==

yeah just PRAY AWAY THE GAY!!!


hahahahahah you silly fool"

Yeah, to think its Dr. Tiller that gets shot instead of the gay curing guy. This makes me more comfortable in my atheism.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

jaked wrote: "(for the last time) My wife and I are evangelical Christians who would, nonetheless, vote for MITT Romney!"

Yes, yes, and you're also racists who would nonetheless vote for Alan Keyes. You're nuts, we've got it, and we don't much care, so make it the last time this time, ok?

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what this has-been thinks?

Posted by: PutDownTheKoolaid | June 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I don't want to see America fail (which is why I want to see Obama fail).

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Forget the fact that this guy is a political cypher, he's actually the best the Republicans have to out forward.
But,why is he bad-mouthing our country? Is it okay with Mitt if we try to make peace and revive alliances?
Or, does he want to do the macho thing and show the world who's boss like Dick `The Dinosaur' Cheney?
He and his operatives must already know they have the redneck vote sewed up, so who are they trying to manipulate here.

Posted by: jmf3210 | June 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

They just keep getting stupider:


"Some Republicans, including the Republican National Committee, have criticized Obama over the trip, arguing that it was improper for the president to enjoy a weekend of leisure in New York City — which included taking in a Broadway show — as General Motors was prepared to file bankruptcy papers Monday."

Yeah, maybe he should have worn sackcloth and ashes all weekend.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"I know drivl. and bush kidnapped the Lindbergh baby and sank the titanic."

I think I can join the Democrats in cheering when I see lines like this. It's kind of nice to know that Republicans are pretty oblivious to the forces that led to Obama's crushing of McCain.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Heerman532 (for the last time):

My wife and I are evangelical Christians who would, nonetheless, vote for MITT Romney!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Grown-ups should be able to apologize. Leaders of democratic nations should be able to apologize and admit mistakes.
Arrogant, delusional tyrants virtually never apologize nor admit mistakes. The non-apology leaders include Saddam Hussein, Kim Il-Jong, and most any autocratic regime. Romney wants to be like them?Posted by: AlanGoldberg54
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It's because we are NOT like them that we shouldn't apologize. And apologize for what.. defending ourselves??? We were attacked on 9/11 we have the right to go after the people who did it. And as far as Iraq.. the 1991 Gulf War ended in a cease fire NOT a peace treaty. To maintain it Saddam was obligated to obey certain rules.. he didn't (which explains 12 years of sanctions). After 9/11 we had the RIGHT to know IF Saddam had WMD.. he didn't allow the access to prove he didn't and it was George Tenet who said it was a slam dunk he still did. Besides we should say we are sorry for removing Saddam from power? A guy who started 2 wars who used WMD on his own people. who paid terrorists when they attacked Israel?? It's a cold day in hell when we should say sorry to him. And the Iraqi people? He's gone now.. Do you really think most Iragi's would prefer to have him back??? Getting rid of Hitler, even though a lot of Germans died, we did Germany a favor.. So maybe not today.. but one day the people of Iraq will know we did them a favor to. Apologize for what?

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Looks like you folks who want to see america fail are in for a disappointment:

Stocks rallied Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average near the break-even point for the year, as better-than-expected readings on manufacturing activity raised hopes that a global economic recovery is brewing. The Dow surged 229 points, or 2.6 percent, according to early tallies. Shares of General Motors closed 8 percent higher after the automaker declared bankruptcy, CNNMoney reports.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

"Of all the things WMR could have criticized about BHO's defense budget, he decided to deride the zeroing out of the missile defense program -- which was SecDef Gates's call. You know, GWB's last SecDef."

Yeah, Romney can look tough when just talking on his own, but if he gets into an actual campaign against Obama, (and I think he will win the Republican primary), Obama is going to crush him. The intellectual and charismatic chasm between the two is just too great.

Posted by: DDAWD | June 1, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

frodot:

Please tell us which (NORTHERN AFRICAN) nation FDR invaded after Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes...tack right in the primary, then back to center in the general election.

I hope he raises LOTS of money from these pieces of human feces at the southern-white-trash-Heritage Foundation.

Mormon...ain't gonna fly this time either.

Posted by: Heerman532 | June 1, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

No electro-shock therapy is needed.

www.exodusinternational.com

==

yeah just PRAY AWAY THE GAY!!!


hahahahahah you silly fool

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

MITT Romney did not "destroy" the economy.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Great. Which countries is Mitt going to invade? Does he favor a deliberate campaign to alienate our allies, a la Cheneybush et al? Thank goodness he has to appeal to the Republican conservatives, which will take him safely far away from a majority vote.

Posted by: frodot | June 1, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Rest in peace (RIP) Republicans, thanks goes to Romny, Rush, Cheney, Norm Colemen,Foxnews/fixednews,O'Reilly, Operation Rescue,Hannity, Beck,!!!!!!!now they will be in the minority for the next century!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mattadamsdietmanager1014 | June 1, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Yeah well in New York City there are even less Republicans yet the Democrats have lost 4 elections in a row for mayor.

==

Uh, Bloomberg is not a Bush Republican.

But you hang on to that, right alongside Reagan's rebound. Hope springs eternal when you don't have a real candidate, I guess.

Romney would be a gift to Democrats. He's a cardboard cutout.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Nobody gives a friggin fart about another bulljive Republican right-wing rich folks supporting caucasion guy.

Posted by: 72Redskins | June 1, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"a fiscal conservative candidate would have a pretty good argument."

There aren't any.None of them actually cut spending overall. They just switch it to own their pet projects.Anyway, they destroyed the economy. Why should anyone trust them?

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Romney won enough independent voters to win the governorship of Massachusetts.

==

But he's running away from that record. Why is that? He's running as George Allen.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

coloradodog:

No electro-shock therapy is needed.

www.exodusinternational.com

hairguy01:

We'll have to agree to disagree on that.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Hey Sovine, what color is the sky in your world?

Man, you GOP freaks are hilarious. Do you take crazy pills to fuel your predictions, or are you just naturely insane?

Posted by: Impartialobserver | June 1, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

After Obama, instead of Hillary I predict we'll be inaugurating President Mark Warner (after an electoral campaign against Mitch Daniels) in 2017.

Hillary will be on the Supreme Court sitting in Antonin Scalia's old chair.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 1, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Bloomberg is not a conservativ, that's the only reason he won in NYC>

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse


IF the economy is worse in 2012 than it was at the end of GWBush's 8 years, then a fiscal conservative candidate would have a pretty good argument.

That's a big IF. You hold on to that hope.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Romney should go back to the Bishopric referring gays to doctors who will electroshock them to "cure" them

Posted by: coloradodog | June 1, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

"Republicans will accept someone who is fiscally Conservative if this economy is still in trouble in 3 years"

Seems to me they all claim to be fiscally conservative, until you elect them president . . . aren't you a little worried about the ol' "Fool me once, Fool me twice" syndrome? Or is the third time the charm?

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

21%, huh? Funny how that keeps coming up
Posted by: chrisfox8
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Yeah well in New York City there are even less Republicans yet the Democrats have lost 4 elections in a row for mayor. You will be surprised how fast that number will change if the economy doesn't turn around.. if all this spending creates high inflation.. if closing GITMO and Afganistan doesn't go well. Obama can't run on CHANGE next time. He has to run on HIS RECORD!! I hope the country improves BUT if not there will be a lot more than 21% who will be looking for new options...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have destroyed America and Romney would only continue that grand tradition.

Posted by: hairguy01 | June 1, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

sovine08 asks
"Romney won enough independent voters to win the governorship of Massachusetts. So if he can win in the blueist of blue states why can't he win in center right America."

Partly due to his record in MA.

Though at this point it is something of a stretch to predict 2012 nominees. Perhaps there will be an opening for Mitt to exploit - and perhaps not.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Mitt Romney is exactly who we should all be listening to.

Obama SHOUL be apologizing - on behalf of the US - for the disaster that has been the last 8 years of American foreign policy. Or has it been long enough already that the GOP is trying its hand at revisionist history?!?

Besides, Romney is a mormon. I cannot take seriously anyone who professes belief in anything so silly. The stupidity of the mormon fairy tale is exceeded only by the scientology babble...

But in any event, if Mitt is the man that the shrinking GOP faithful cling to, I look forward to 8 years of Obama, followed by another eight years of Hillary... because the GOP ain't coming out of the wilderness until they shake themselves loose from the grips of Limbaugh, Cheney, Romney, and the rest of those delusional fools...

Posted by: Impartialobserver | June 1, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I know drivl. and bush kidnapped the Lindbergh baby and sank the titanic.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Grown-ups should be able to apologize. Leaders of democratic nations should be able to apologize and admit mistakes.

Arrogant, delusional tyrants virtually never apologize nor admit mistakes. The non-apology leaders include Saddam Hussein, Kim Il-Jong, and most any autocratic regime.

Romney wants to be like them?

It is sort of like GOP leaders.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | June 1, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Yes, as an American, Obama's high-school-leftist apologies are shameful, but even more embarrassing was the DVD/plastic helicoptor gift to the Browns!

Posted by: pgr88 | June 1, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

"It says that the Republicans will win "

wrong.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Romney's right: "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows." It didn't work with Cheney at all

The Heritage Foundation is a huge joke - a propaganda front group for the Republicans that brought us Gringrinch, Rove, Atwater, Agnew, Nixon, Bush the Dumber, Palin, Dobson, Robertson, Haggard, Craig, Foley, Romney, O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh and American Taliban terrorists that struck in Kansas yesterday

Birds of a feather

Posted by: coloradodog | June 1, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

It's heck on a party when their entire platform boils down to "whatever they say, we say the opposite!"

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Romney simply isn't the candidate who can draw enough independent voters to win the White House. You watch: he'll start flip-flopping again and independents won't buy it. Even if Romney converts to the Baptist church, republicans won't buy it.
DAStubbs
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Romney won enough independent voters to win the governorship of Massachusetts. So if he can win in the blueist of blue states why can't he win in center right America. And flip flop? Yeah you'll throw that at Romney but being Obama has flipped flop on about a dozen of his postions so far himself it's hard to see how that will stick this time. Romney won't convert.. and Republicans will accept someone who is fiscally Conservative if this economy is still in trouble in 3 years...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

I think the operative word here is "irrelevant." Mitt is throwing out the same old worn out delusional view. George W. Bush pretty much proved that chest-thumping Tarzan-style is so 2008.

Posted by: JacklynD | June 1, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Gee I don't see how anyone can fill those shoes... - sovine08
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When the only leaders the Republicans have are Mitt the S hit, Limbaugh, Chaney, Rove, (and the original slimster from Louisianna "Bobby" Jindal,) there are no shoes small enough to fit their tiny feet, much less their tiny minds. The Obama juggernaut will crush them all.

Posted by: heuristic77 | June 1, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

MITT Romney received 4,525,036 votes in the GOP primary (21.73%) before calling it quits. He would have beat McCain were it not for Huckabee, and (I argue) he would have beaten Obama.

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And if horses had wings we would call them birds.

21%, huh? Funny how that keeps coming up

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Romney, no one in the world is scared of the big bad wolf. Neo-con belligerant rants and war proposals are what have America on the brink of a depression. Why aren’t you neo-cons coming up with ways to correct the financial problems you left president Obama? That’s takes intelligence doesn’t it? Oops, that’s something lacking in the neo-con conservative world isn’t it.

Posted by: jimarush | June 1, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the clarification, pali. These oddball claims would be easier to keep track of if they made any sense.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

"MITT Romney received 4,525,036 votes in the GOP primary (21.73%) before calling it quits. He would have beat McCain were it not for Huckabee, and (I argue) he would have beaten Obama."


And if I had some ham, I could have a ham sandwich, if I had some bread.


.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

"His name was Ronald Reagan."

Ah, the dream lives on. I hope you genuflected when you wrote his name, or uttered Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

In the entire history of the Republican Party, it appears they've been able to kick up exactly two leaders they admire (and the first one, they entirely disagree with anymore). Only St. Ronnie shines on, leading his party boldly back to the 1980s.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

His name was Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: sovine08

==

Your reverence for a congenial avuncular guy thirty years ago isn't going to do a lot for Romney. This isn't 1980, Romney has none of Reagan's skills at self-presentation, and his opponent will be extremely hard to beat.

Back in 1980 the "government IS the problem" BS sold magazines, it doesn't anymore.

The GOP has a real big fat problem with respectability and Romney couldn't overcome that even if he wasn't a laughable phoney and a Mormon. By all means, please, do nominate him!

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Anybody who would drive on the freeway for hours with their poor dog strapped on top of their car doesn't say anything I want to listen to.

Posted by: sarahabc | June 1, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

If Romney feels that the "American people" should own General Motors, then he's already got his wish. We now have a 60% stake in the company, with the CEO we elected (in contrast to Mitt, who couldn't even get Republicans to nominate him) calling the shots.

And if Obama is apologizing to countries who used to be our allies, it's mainly to try and get them back on our side after Bush & Co. screwed up the best chance the U.S. has ever had to unite the world against ignorance and intolerance right after 9/11.

That said, Romney's Mormon religion should be no more a barrier to getting elected President than being a person of mixed race who went to a school run by Muslims in a foreign country as a child. What you do, not where you come from, is what should count.

Posted by: Gallenod | June 1, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

hueristic77:

MITT Romney received 4,525,036 votes in the GOP primary (21.73%) before calling it quits. He would have beat McCain were it not for Huckabee, and (I argue) he would have beaten Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

pali2600: Romney believes that the universe was Created only about 8,000 years ago. Were the white Europeans in chariots before that?

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:44 PM |

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You are confusing Romney with Christian Fundamentalists. They believe that the world was created 6,000 years ago. They also believe that Romney is not a Christian.

The Book of Mormon, in which Romney believes as as matter of faith, states that chariots, elephants, silk, brass, steel and horses were all present in the Americas in the period between 3100 BC and 2100 BC.

Unfortunately for Romney and the other Morons there is not a scrap of archeological evidence to support their beliefs.

Posted by: pali2600 | June 1, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Romney. Another religious flake and Limbaugh a sshole licker. Yes, Mitt the S hit do run in 2012. Please!

Posted by: heuristic77 | June 1, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Mitt the s hit. That's what I call him. Just another Republican midget who thinhs he can step into Obama's big shoes.
Posted by: heuristic77
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Obama's "big shoes"??? What exactly has Obama done so far to say his shoes will be hard to fill??? Spent a lot of money we don't have. Promise to close GITMO without an idea of what to do with the terrorists there.. and watch 2 of the 3 auto makers go bankrupt?? Gee I don't see how anyone can fill those shoes...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

dastubbs:

You didn't get the memo that Rush resigned as "titular" head of the GOP?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Roofelstoon:

It says that the Republicans will win (especially if the economy is WORSE in 2012 than it is now). BTW: I readily admit that America has made mistakes.

sovine08:

Good point. Those who refuse to learn from history ...

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

So let me see if I understand this: Romney hopes to take on Obama in 2012 by becoming Bush light. Aren't the majority of us way past that ideology? Not a smart move.

Romney simply isn't the candidate who can draw enough independent voters to win the White House. You watch: he'll start flip-flopping again and independents won't buy it. Even if Romney converts to the Baptist church, republicans won't buy it.

And Good luck in trying to wrest the reigns of power from current GOP leader Rush Limbaugh. The Boss will make mincemeat of Romney rather than surrender his leadership position.

DAStubbs,
Minneapolis

Posted by: dastubbs | June 1, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Better to be a bit humble than full of hubris. Better to acknowledge mistakes than to claim we're always right. Romney might be the best the GOP has to offer, but what does that really say about the GOP?

Posted by: Roofelstoon | June 1, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

euroguy:

Here in American, it is a federal crime to pay people to vote for anyone in the primaries or general election. Needless to say, MITT Romney did not do that. How about you mind your own elections from now on?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Romney has to say? He couldn't even make it to the general election. He's just another Republican loser who can't get over the fact that he lost.
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There was another Republican who couldn't make it to the general election.. he lost to Gerald Ford.. and he didn't get over the fact he lost either. His name was Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

tinyjab40:

How soon after Obama was sworn in as U.S. Senator do you think he was running for President?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Mitt the s hit. That's what I call him. Just another Republican midget who thinhs he can step into Obama's big shoes.

Posted by: heuristic77 | June 1, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney is a total loser. He had to pay people to vote for him in the primaries, and he still got nowhere. He reminds me of the little plastic man on the wedding cake.

Posted by: euroguy | June 1, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, gay-hating, right-wing flake, FAR out of the mainstream of US voters.

Posted by: jdwagner | June 1, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Romney is right:

We should go back to the abject arrogance of George W Bush. The "Bush Doctrine" of pre-emption has served us so well. Ignorance is bliss, right?

But seriously... Teddy Roosevelt may have had the right attitude for 1900. But it does not work a century later. The world has changed over the last hundred years, Mitt.

Posted by: AdrickHenry | June 1, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

He represents less than 20% of Americans. They live scattered in Utah and the deep south.

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And a lot of that 20% won't vote for him.

Maybe McCain can be talked into another try

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

sjxylib:

Careful what you wish for (neither Carter nor Mondale did so well the second time around ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

mikeinmidland:

I capitalize ALL candidates' middle names. Feel free to take up the cause of "Little Known First Names" next time.

davidbronx:

As I said, I care.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Please Nominate Romney, Pretty Please?

Posted by: sjxylib | June 1, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

He represents less than 20% of Americans. They live scattered in Utah and the deep south.

Why do the MSM report on the 20%?

Posted by: onestring | June 1, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Do it properly, now:

Willard MITT Romney.

Much better.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Romney = another repugnican gas bag.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | June 1, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting what politicians will do and say to gain an office, and here it is still three and one-half years away from the next presidential election.

Posted by: tinyjab40 | June 1, 2009 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Who cares what Romney has to say? He couldn't even make it to the general election. He's just another Republican loser who can't get over the fact that he lost. Him, Coleman and Cheney are all of the same character. YOU GUYS LOST THE ELECTION, Obama is doing a wonderful job as president and if we had wanted another biligerent idiotic Republican in office we would have voted for him but WE did not! There's lots of folks out there who don't know the Republicans lost and are lost in space at this point, lashing out strictly out of frustration and because they are sore losers. Those of you looking forward to 2012 well why don't you hibernate until then so we don't have to listen to your sobbing either.

Posted by: davidbronx | June 1, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Romney?

Another of 'Yesterday's Men.'

RIP, GOP.

Posted by: pali2600 | June 1, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

pali2600: Romney believes that the universe was Created only about 8,000 years ago. Were the white Europeans in chariots before that?

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

alysheba_3:

I went to the part that starts at 2:25 on your second link, all the way to the end, and didn't hear one "lie" there either. Maybe you could be a little more specific? I asked for a link or even "videotape" where President Bush claimed: "Iraq was responsible for 9-11" (those words were never spoken, and one of the clips you provided was Cheney actually saying: "Iraq was NOT responsible for 9-11", so I know you don't have that) or what you consider to be a "lie" about Saddam's WMD (so far, you've given me Cheney, Powell, Rice and Rumsfeld "lies" -- maybe I will take those up in another thread -- I was asking about BUSH). Thanks for playing though.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Tough talk from a 1 term Governor of a small, liberal northeastern state whose only other claim to fame is being the son of another failed presidential candidate. Keep up the tough talk, Mittens!

Posted by: terrapin31590us | June 1, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

gboosdc wrote: "REAL conservatives believe NO problem -- social, military, domestic, foreign -- is solved by simply throwing money at it."

And yet they worship Reagan, who saw a problem with defense and just threw money at it -- running up a heck of a deficit in the process.

Someday you really ought to lift your head out of that brightly colored comic book you're stuck in and look around at the real world surrounding you.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Here's what the Revisionist in Chief also said today. amamzing ain't it?

""Speaking at the National Press Club today, Cheney struck back at Clarke. When asked about Clarke’s argument, Cheney — once again — invoked the “burning ashes” of 9/11 and the victims who leaped to their deaths from the World Trade Center. Then, quite succinctly, Cheney pinned the entire blame for 9/11 on Clarke:

CHENEY: You know, Dick Clarke. Dick Clarke, who was the head of the counterrorism program in the run-up to 9/11. He obviously missed it. The fact is that we did what we felt we had to do, and if I had to do it all over again, I would do exactly the same thing.

When the moderator reminded Cheney that Clarke had repeatedly warned the administration about al Qaeda’s determination to attack the U.S., Cheney snarkily replied, “That’s not my recollection, but I haven’t read his book.”

In fact, it was Cheney who “missed” the warning signs, not Clarke. New York Times reporter Philip Shenon’s book, “The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation,” reprinted some of Clarke’s emphatic e-mails warning the Bush administration of the al Qaeda threat throughout 2001:

“Bin Ladin Public Profile May Presage Attack” (May 3)

“Terrorist Groups Said Co-operating on US Hostage Plot” (May 23)

“Bin Ladin’s Networks’ Plans Advancing” (May 26)

“Bin Ladin Attacks May Be Imminent” (June 23)

“Bin Ladin and Associates Making Near-Term Threats” (June 25)

“Bin Ladin Planning High-Profile Attacks” (June 30)

“Planning for Bin Ladin Attacks Continues, Despite Delays” (July 2)

Similarly, Time Magazine reported in 2002 that Clarke had an extensive plan to “roll back” al Qaeda — a plan that languished for months, ignored by senior Bush officials:

Clarke, using a Powerpoint presentation, outlined his thinking to Rice. … In fact, the heading on Slide 14 of the Powerpoint presentation reads, “Response to al Qaeda: Roll back.” … The proposals Clarke developed in the winter of 2000-01 were not given another hearing by top decision makers until late April, and then spent another four months making their laborious way through the bureaucracy before they were readied for approval by President Bush.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney spent millions on his failed campaign, and now wants to criticise what he couldn't get, elected. Republicants don't understand, they lost. Republicants can't govern. Can't tell the truth. Can't protect the country. And will never select Romney as their nominee, let alone elect him.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | June 1, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

jaked "P.S. for the rest of you commenting on Romeny's religion (or lack thereof): he is running for President, NOT for Pastor-in-Chief."

Actually, you're only interested in the president's role as abortion stopper in chief, as you yourself have frequently admitted, and vote according to that single criteria alone. So your insistence that others use a broader or more liberal measure than you yourself apply is about as contrived as most of your arguments.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Romney wants "free markets" to bring solutions to healthcare. I can't wait until we pay more for routine healthcare, IF it will save our lives. Market forces...

Posted by: farkdawg | June 1, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

here's the cheney quote;

'At the National Press Club today, former Vice President Dick Cheney gave some of his strongest comments yet in favor of same-sex marriage. Asked if “some form of legalized marriage” was “inevitable in the United States,” Cheney said that “freedom means freedom for everyone.” “I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish,” said Cheney,'

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

P.S. for the rest of you commenting on Romeny's religion (or lack thereof): he is running for President, NOT for Pastor-in-Chief.

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No, he's not running for President, that was last year, and the next presidential election is over three years away.

Romney is shooting his mouth off, in HOPES of running for president in 2012. And if he does his religion will be germane because anyone who believes that nonsense is a certifiable lunatic.

Kennedy had enough trouble just with being a Catholic, and Catholics can hold up under scrutiny. Shine some light into Mormonism and, well, we'll have some seriously entertaining times but that's not what wins elections.

Hahahahah just look at that phoney. I mean come on, Big Hair like some metal band

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

REAL conservatives believe NO problem -- social, military, domestic, foreign -- is solved by simply throwing money at it.

That is where the GOP ran off the tracks. They are now happy to throw money at THEIR backers, defense contractors and the religious right. Truth be told, if you're going to just throw money, most Americans would prefer you do it at home, on things that will make a difference in everyday lives.

Posted by: gbooksdc | June 1, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Romney also believes, as a matter of faith, that white Europeans rode around North America in chariots more than 10,000 years ago.

Moron or mormon? Can you tell the difference?

Posted by: pali2600 | June 1, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse


Are you kidding me, zouk? Chrysler and GM have been begging for Gummint money for months and got their first installment from Bush. Chrysler came up with the plan, and Fiat has the money. So tell me, did you want Obama to just keep throwing taxpayer money at the problem, or did you want him to just let the company flail around on it's own? I'm sure your disapproval would have followed whatever course he took.

Getting a failing company through bankruptcy as quickly as possible and saving at least some American jobs is the best outcome we could have hoped for. I didn't hear our MBA president come up with any ideas.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Romney obviously did not learn things from his days with the Olympics.

Admitting that we can do things better and that we actually make mistakes is no big deal. For one, I do not believe for a minute that we can do no wrong.

The Repugs are telling us more about themselves than about Obama. They have lost the edge of civility.

Posted by: EarlC | June 1, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

alysheba_3:

The first YouTube clip you provided (starting with Jon Stewart was about more about Rumsfeld, Cheney and Powell, not Bush) Saddam DID assist terrorists, just as Bush said, and Bush's 16 words were not a "lie" because even the British stand behind that intelligence report.

I will watch the other two clips and BRB.

P.S. for the rest of you commenting on Romeny's religion (or lack thereof): he is running for President, NOT for Pastor-in-Chief.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank god we dodged THAT bullet. Another retard Republican who thinks we can afford to continue policing the world.

Posted by: wideblacksky | June 1, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"This from the man who spent a year capitalizing Obama's middle name, before he moved up to the high ground of questioning his birth certificate and speculating about water melon rolls on the white house lawn."

Jaked's 'principles' are a lot like mitten's... meaning not.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Meanwhile, the effect of Obambi's cowardice and supplication are also being seen:

Taliban militants armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons abducted at least 400 students, staff and relatives driving away from a boy's school in a northwest Pakistani tribal region on Monday, police and a witness said"

Once, again, zouk demonstrates that he has no understanding of the notion of cause and effect. Bonehead, it was bush who was appeasing mushareff and allowed things to get to where they are.

If we had added more force the first time we invaded afghanistan, instead of diverting all those troops to Iraq where we didn't need to go, they Taliban would never have regrouped and strengthened like this.

Jesus, that's how stupid you are, you can't even frame a cogent argument.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Romney is an idiot. He's attempting to appeal to the shrinking and increasingly out-of-touch base (like JakeD) and will only alienate the middle.
Do most people really believe we've shown "strength and confidence" over the past eight years, or arrogance and stupidity?
Showing a little humility will earn us more respect than a hundred Cheneys could possibly whip up with their fearmongering.
Romney is doubly an idiot if he thinks this sort of BS will impress the public-- most Americans would rather the US be liked (and supported) than feared.

Posted by: drewbitt | June 1, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse


Hate to quibble with you, Chris, but our last president was an UNsuccessful businessman. A Texas oil man who lost money drilling for oil in Texas.

The last SUCCESSFUL businessman to ruin the country was Hoover.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I would vote for a MUSLIM pro-lifer if it meant getting Roe v. Wade overturned.

Posted by: JakeD

==

Hey Jake, sniff this.

We just emerged from the craziest presidency in our history, with a hooting evangelical in the White House, who went through a period of 90% approval for a while, whose party had both houses of Congress, with five conservatives on the Supreme Court, and ...

.. Roe was STILL not overturned.

Better get used to it, you'll never get that good a chance again.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Buying companies and breaking them up isn't quite in the same league as, you know, building things.

Posted by: chrisfox8

Back to Obimbo's specialty again??? In all fairness he did sell most of his company to the Italians. shame about those American jobs though. At least they were mostly Repubs, except one you know.

Why is it that whenever a Lib gets anywhere near a succesful company, they immediately go broke? Barney even managed to kill Fannie, now that is effective.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

jaked, all churches believe that they have the only true doctrine, but only the fanatics such as yourself fail to acknowledge that others outside your church also follow Christ and are thus "Christian."

I like the way you say you'd vote for Romney or a Catholic or a Muslim even though they aren't true Christians. It's a nice insight into the way you can claim you're not racist because you'd vote for Keyes.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse


Run, Mitt, Run!

I hope he locks up "inevitable nominee" status so early that no electable Republican even tries.
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I am wondering why Mr. Bush signed the TARP legislation that Paulson asked Congress for, if we were not in an economic crisis last fall.

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And, funny, I thought Catholics were the FIRST Christians!

Posted by: mikeinmidland | June 1, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Even Michael Steele, the leader of the Republican Party says that Republicans are too bigoted to vote for Romney. Romney only won in Massachusetts because Massachusetts is full of all those terrible, open-minded, liberal hippies.

Posted by: hiberniantears | June 1, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Listening to a successful business man in a time when this country is in economic trouble makes sense.

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Ah, no.

It was the "successful businessmen" that got us into this mess.

And the kind of business Romney was into wasn't exactly respectable, you know. Buying companies and breaking them up isn't quite in the same league as, you know, building things.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

alysheba_3:

Thanks.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

"Date Night:
Limo, Air Force One Gulf Steam, Marine One chopper,
Limo, 600 cops on overtime, midtown snarl.
Next time, consider take-out.


typical Lib, it's other people's money so No problem Mon!

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse "

Right Zouk. Because Crawford was that much closer than NYC. Get a clue.

Posted by: hiberniantears | June 1, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

jaked wrote: "Rather than welcoming that principled debate, they are attacking his religion and family values."

This from the man who spent a year capitalizing Obama's middle name, before he moved up to the high ground of questioning his birth certificate and speculating about water melon rolls on the white house lawn.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alysheba_3 | June 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it the mainline PROTESTANT view that any other "Christians" are indeed members of cults that have fallen from the religion started by Jesus Christ (and, vice versa, I thought)? I would vote for a MUSLIM pro-lifer if it meant getting Roe v. Wade overturned.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

note to Jake_D

Okay. That makes two of you.

Most Christians I know are puzzled by some of the core beliefs of LDS.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC

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It would take nothing short of a miracle for a Republican to win election in the next four years, if not the next ten. The brand is so completely tarnished and disgraced. Romney would be starting out the gate with that around his neck, and right away he's compromised further by so many factors. His "CEO President" carries about as much respect as "Child Molester President" might, with thousands of people ready to step forward and talk about how Romney as Bain Capital CEO acquired their companies and broke them up, firing everyone regardless of how hard they'd worked.

And then there's his religion, which canNOT benefit from exposure; cameras rolling in Utah will show a state tranquilized into coma where a church service smells like baby feces and a recitation of what the cult believes will be the stuff of endless talk-show comedy.

So Romney plays it to the Base, which isn't enough to elect him by half, even if the Base was willing to vote for a Mormon, which most are not.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Keep talking, jaked. I'm sure all the Catholics are thrilled by the way to set them apart from "Christians."

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

mnteng writes
"Apparently, Dick Cheney supports gay marriage if it is legislated by the states."

That's a common fallback. Conservatives [used to] want more control at the state level than federal. Also, the activists seem to think they'll have better luck at the state level with ballot referendums than with Fed statues.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

sovine08:

Rather than welcoming that principled debate, they are attacking his religion and family values.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

"Christians" voted for JFK even though we think that the Roman Catholic Church has strayed from the flock ...

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

drindl wrote: "jaked is the 'canard.'"

He sure quacks like a canard, doesn't he?

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

So Mitt Romney's answer is to criticize the President when he goes abroad to represent the US? Who's the apologist? How about supporting our commander is chief?
Posted by: daler1
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Ummm the rule is.. when he IS ABROAD. Obama is here in the states now. And considering what was said about Bush this is barely criticism. You know you realize as you read these posts that besides name calling Democrats don't really have anything to say against Romney. Listening to a successful business man in a time when this country is in economic trouble makes sense. Why are Democrats so afraid to listen to BOTH sides of an argument? Romney was very impressive on Fox News Sunday talking about missile defense, GM going bankrupt and health care. Sometimes I think Democrats prefer a Rush Limbaugh so we can get into a name calling spat. I prefer an intelligent debate on issues, listening to both sides. Romney to me is the leading voice in the Republican party right now. Democrats should welcome the debate he offers...

Posted by: sovine08 | June 1, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

tony_in_Durham_NC:

I think the LDS is a "cult" as well, but MITT is not running for Pastor-in-Chief.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

We'll do without Cheney's support and we'll do without his daughter. Gay marriage is progressing just fine without the help of a war criminal and his water-carrying daughter

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

Undoubtedly. But it is odd to see Cheney (and Steve Schmidt and Meghan McCain) stake out a position more progressive than BHO.

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"America wasn't in an economic crisis when Bush was President. Next canard?"

omigod. there really is no limit to these people's delusion/memory loss. maybe they all have alzheimer's.

jaked is the 'canard.'

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Mitt say it would be easy to keep auto workers jobs in Michigan?

That was before the GOP started its hate America tour.

Posted by: knjincvc | June 1, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

note to Jake_D

Okay. That makes two of you.

Most Christians I know are puzzled by some of the core beliefs of LDS.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | June 1, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as part of the Obama administration's plan to shrink the automaker to a sustainable size and give a majority ownership stake to the federal government

Cause and effect included in the same paragraph. I don't suppose the Libs will spy it.


Meanwhile, the effect of Obambi's cowardice and supplication are also being seen:

Taliban militants armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons abducted at least 400 students, staff and relatives driving away from a boy's school in a northwest Pakistani tribal region on Monday, police and a witness said

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse


"Apparently, Dick Cheney supports gay marriage if it is legislated by the states."

I expect that's because he's got a gay daughter with a child.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Nobody cares who you would vote for, Jake, you're part of the 21% and Romney won't get anywhere near that many votes.

And Inflato-Girls don't get to vote, so you've only promised the Mittster your own.

He'll carry Utah.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

KOZ writes
"Burris has never risen above outcast in the august 100-member chamber."

Uh, that would be "99-member chamber". Oral arguments at the MN SC were today.

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

so as usual, mikey pulls the "blame bush" card when challenged on anything Obimbo. funny how evil the repubs were but when Libs do it a big shrug ensues.

I thought you clowns were all about change, and not the kind left in my paycheck after you're done.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 4:02 PM | Report abuse

tony_in_Durham_NC:

My wife and I are evangelical Christians who would, nonetheless, vote for MITT Romney!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1:

Trade you an off-topic link for the two you've provided:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/01/cheney-offers-his-support_n_209869.html

Apparently, Dick Cheney supports gay marriage if it is legislated by the states.

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

king_of_zouk:

Maybe the GOP can approach him about switching parties ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

America wasn't in an economic crisis when Bush was President. Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD

==

hahahahahaha give it a rest troll

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Romney a Mormon?

Just askin'.

Because the Christian base finds that pretty unacceptable.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | June 1, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Specially when Obambi's business specialty is cutting jobs and closing down shops.

Posted by: drivl

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

mikey30919:

America wasn't in an economic crisis when Bush was President. Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

The legacy of the Obama seat in Congress:

Even in a Senate club famous for how it ostracizes the unwanted, the shunning of Democratic Sen. Roland Burris is unprecedented.

Tainted from the day he was appointed by ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and resented by Senate leaders who allowed themselves to be coerced into seating him, Burris has never risen above outcast in the august 100-member chamber.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

When the economy is WORSE in 2012, the question will (once again) be: "Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?" Romney will win easily.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Specially when mitt's business specialty is outsourcing and cutting jobs.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who voted for Obambi should not comment on flip-flops. his promises go sour faster than milk left outside in July. you can find them on the label of the milk carton though, under "missing".

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Date Night:
Limo, Air Force One Gulf Steam, Marine One chopper,
Limo, 600 cops on overtime, midtown snarl.
Next time, consider take-out.


typical Lib, it's other people's money so No problem Mon!

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:37 PM

Hey Zouk I don't remember seeing you complaining when Dubya spent the entire summer at Crawford with Air Force one, and trips to see mom and dad and Kennebunkport, Me and every week end at Camp David why the double standard? It's alright for Republicans to abuse Secret Service agents and the taxpayers planes and helicopters but Democratic President are supposed to stay in the White House 24/7 are you always this ignorant and then type it out for the world to see it?

Posted by: mikey30919 | June 1, 2009 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Romney's whole approach is to run as the next "CEO president." Someone needs to sit him down, loosen the tie so some oxygen can get to his brain, and explain to him that we're not excactly fawning over CEO types anymore.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

The Elmer Gantry novel the movie is based on is better. But either will do. Romney is rather similar to the title character in terms of his hypocrisy, but the protagonist in the book is a flawed human being, not an automaton like mitt. wind him up and he spews the usual rightwing absurdities.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

"Is Justice Page he of the "Purple People Eaters" fame?"

Indeed!

CA has the 'governator' we have the 'judicator'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Page

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Stay tuned, fans! The search for the last great electable white male Christian conservative continues . . .

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

First mitt was for gay marriage, then he was against it.

Posted by: drindl

==

First he was for abortion rights, then against them.

"what do I believe? Just a minute, let me check" ...

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I guess it's just some big coincidence, then, that multiple posters have intimated that MITT reminds them of Edwards or Gantry (neither one a fine example of an upstanding family man).

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mitt, the American public DOES own GM now, why don't you go find a real job. You couldn't beat John McCain last year spending 50 million of your own money. Exactly how well did that investment work out for you? You should have went to Vegas and played it all on either red or black, you stood a better chance of winning.

Your Mass health plan has managed to make most people in Mass unhappy, and you think the whole nation should have the same plan? We don't think so, a national medicare plan would be better and cheaper.

Why don't you go back to doing what you do best, buying companies and then breaking them up for the profit in them, oh thats right, you and your friends have already done that, and all the rest are to deep indebt for you to make any profit off of them.

So much for capitolism when you have taken all of the capitol out of the system, huh?

Posted by: mikey30919 | June 1, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

NHEngineer:

I take it you didn't hear about Obama closing down several streets in New York City this past Saturday?

newbeeboy:

LOL!!!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"I certainly hope you are not insinuating that MITT has borne children outside of wedlock."

I neither know nor care about his personal life. I was insinuating that Kid Johnny Edwards spent his time between the 2004 & 2008 elections as a guy without a real job, spending his time running for President. Kid Johnny Edwards: 1 term in the Senate, 1 failed VP bid followed by 4 more years running for POTUS. Mitt 'guy smiley' Romney: 1 term as MA Gov, 1 failed run for POTUS, now he's a guy without a job, lining up his ducks for 2012.

Pretty similar, no?

And they both have 'nice hair'...

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

i just hope that every single person on this blog sees the movie elmer gantry. nothing like a good 'ole fashioned hellfire and brimstone tent revival story to scare the holy beejeesus out of everbody! didn't we just have a evangelical twit in the white house? i just love the armageddon types. wait and wait and wait.............and poof! nothing.

Posted by: wa_idaho_lonewolf | June 1, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1:

Thanks for the link. Is Justice Page he of the "Purple People Eaters" fame?

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

First mitt was for gay marriage, then he was against it.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Just be glad you did not live around here during the reign of King Mitt of Mass.

Since he really has no credibility I can relay a little story most have forgotten about:

He actually tried to have a large section of NH Lake Winnipesaukee shut down in front of his palatial home on said lake, and had the Mass state police moving people away, for security reasons.
The people of NH essentially told him to pound sand and that he did not have the authority to close that section of a New Hampshire lake to traffic.

Arrogance really knows no bounds...

Posted by: NHEngineer | June 1, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Senator Byrd.. being from West Virginia will be able to vote after his demise.. common practice there. Several counties have more voters than live, eligible persons.

Posted by: newbeeboy | June 1, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

wa_idaho_lonewolf:

I've seen his movies, and I got your drift. I'm still glad that MITT is no Burt Lancaster.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Oh! SUCH an easy mistake to make!

But seriously, since Nature abhors a vacuum, it would seem as though former Gov. Romney has now seen his openening. Unfortunately, he's seen so many other openings, and taken such a variety of positions in the past that it's hard to give creedence to the 'position of the day'. This latest incarnation is just playing on the same fears, the same 'just let the market do its thing' rhetoric, the same endless boosting of weapons systems (if Romney is so convinced the previous Administration kept America so safe, why does he feel defenses need to be beefed-up to the tune of $50 Bil.?). Sorry, but I've met too many smooth talking used-car salesmen in my life to be taken in by yet another. At least Gov. Huckabee is sincere, and has held largely the same positions since he appeared on the scene. The only thing consistent about Romney is his unrelenting desire to do or say ANYTHING to become President.

What I would be interested in hearing from Gov. Romney is how he views the Tiller murder. Whether or not it's sincere, at least Sarah Palin is making the appropriate noises!

Posted by: sverigegrabb | June 1, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

bsimon1:

I certainly hope you are not insinuating that MITT has borne children outside of wedlock.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:40 PM | Report abuse

i will go on the record as saying that i never insinuated that burt lancaster was a conservative. furthermore, his political bent reallly was not the point. please watch the movie and then watch a replay of romney at the G.O.P. convention. i think that you will get the drift.

Posted by: wa_idaho_lonewolf | June 1, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Even if Romney was a strong candidate with real ideas he bears the albatross of being a Republican. The GOP is reduced to a suicide cult, circling the drain, having long ago shot both feet to bone splinters and now shooting itself in the head.

And Romney isn't a strong candidate. Nobody but the 21-percenters care about what he has to sell, and even among that narrow-minded pinch-faced group there are substantial numbers who won't vote for a Mormon, and with good reason, considering what a load of utter nonsense those clowns believe.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Date Night:
Limo, Air Force One Gulf Steam, Marine One chopper,
Limo, 600 cops on overtime, midtown snarl.
Next time, consider take-out.


typical Lib, it's other people's money so No problem Mon!

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

"Mitt Romney should get a job. He's been a professional presidential candidate for over 3 years."

He does have something of a John Edwards feel to him; all sizzle, no steak.

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

a cult so nutty it makes the Scientologists look serious and he's carrying water for the stupidest racists ""

Are we talking about SCOTUS nominees and the moonbat LIBS still?

who would have thought a poster could make drivl look measured.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

In related news, Sen. Byrd has been hospitalized yet again ...

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Of all the things WMR could have criticized about BHO's defense budget, he decided to deride the zeroing out of the missile defense program -- which was SecDef Gates's call. You know, GWB's last SecDef.

And, while I respect WMR's business acumen, it's disingenuous to call China a "free enterprise" country, with all its regulations and state-run industries.

Posted by: mnteng | June 1, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey, let's put up MITT for the presidency! 21 percent of the electorate! Blow-dried hair and dried-out ideas!

Yeagh!

Posted by: bs2004 | June 1, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Analysis of oral arguments heard by MN Supremes today in Coleman v Franken:

http://www.minnpost.com/ericblack/2009/06/01/9186/coleman_franken_face_the_supremes_later_calmer_post

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

And Baby makes three

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

In contrast to what we've been hearing from high profile Republicans in recent months, Governor Romney is proposing concrete measures grounded in his Party's traditional planks of strong defense, small government, and right to work measures that may re-open the ears of suburban Republicans yearning for an actual debate. True, the traveling snake oil circus that is the present Republican party has yet to run its course. Yet one can't fail to notice the Administration's reticence in dealing with what has become accepted conservative wisdom over the past thirty years, preferring instead to drop a sea anchor (Limbaugh) to Republicans adrift in the storm. At some point Keynesian economics, idealistic foreign policy, and activist government intervention will be required to deliver results or risk submission to what came before. At this point, Governor Romney stands alone in reminding us what pre-George W. Bush conservatism was.

Posted by: thewolf1 | June 1, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

For the record, Burt Lancaster was an unabashed liberal, instrumental in the formation of many liberal groups, through financial support. At one point, he was rumored to be a member of the Communist Party, because of his involvement in many liberal causes.

==

Hahahaha Jake's still living in the 1950s.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

another opportunity for chrissuxit to show off what complete nut jobs the far left base can be.

drivl - feel free to chime in and prove you are ALL loony tunes.

It will help you ignore the mess the LIBS are creating.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

The next presidential is over three years away, why are we talking about this clown? He's a member of a cult so nutty it makes the Scientologists look serious and he's carrying water for the stupidest racists in the GOP. Romney has more baggage than a large municipal airport and comes across as a phony.

This "apology tour" BS may sell magazines to the dead-enders but hey, they only represent 21% of the electorate and that will be down to 12% or less by 11/2012.

Nothing to see here, other than Jake frantically trying to keep his own posts at the top.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

For the record, Burt Lancaster was an unabashed liberal, instrumental in the formation of many liberal groups, through financial support. At one point, he was rumored to be a member of the Communist Party, because of his involvement in many liberal causes. He was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and and he helped pay for the successful defense of a soldier accused of fragging another soldier during the war. In 1968, Lancaster actively supported the presidential candidacy of antiwar Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, and frequently spoke on his behalf in the Democratic primaries. In 1985, Lancaster, a longtime supporter of gay rights, joined the fight against AIDS after his close friend, Rock Hudson, contracted the disease. He campaigned for Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential election.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Lancaster#Personal_life

Thank God that MITT Romney is no Burt Lancaster.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Q: What's the difference between Nader and Romney?

A: The price of their suits. Aside from that, nobody cares about those tools.

Q: What's the difference between Greens and GOP?

A: Who?

Posted by: hiberniantears | June 1, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney should get a job. He's been a professional presidential candidate for over 3 years.

Posted by: Blarg | June 1, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I don't know... I think the average Republican may be stupid enough the buy what this guy is selling. Then again, the average Republican was stupid enough to buy with great enthusiasm what Palin was selling. Who cares about the GOP? Move on media! The rest of us already did so back in November.

Posted by: hiberniantears | June 1, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

HERE WE GO AGAIN!! nothing but the same approach towards foreign policy that we have heard for the past fifty years. doom and gloom!!! an enemy behind every tree!! three thousand plus nuclear warheads can never be enough!! armageddon is near(does this apply to mormons or just the rest of us infidels?) watching romney run for president will be like so many tent revivals on the chattaqua circuit of the great depression. THATS RIGHT FOLKS!!! PLEASE PREPARE YOUR SELVES FOR THE RETURN OF ELMER GANTRY!! unfortunately instead of getting burt lancaster in the leading role, we will be presented with a remake starring none other than-----MITT GANTRY!!! WHOO-HOOO!! just can't wait for this~

Posted by: wa_idaho_lonewolf | June 1, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

blob = blog (darn Spellchecker ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Well yes I do believe that a New York water dowser found some golden tablets and then an angel passed him some magic glasses to read them with. And then I knew that the Indians were cursed by Satan but still managed to defeat the lost tribe of Israel after Jesus appeared in South America. And yes, if I go to a secret members-only temple and assume the identity of my dead great-grandpa and get baptised, then great-grandpa will get a transfer to a better room with working AC.

Finger on the button? No problem.

Posted by: willandjansdad1 | June 1, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow, jaked and the taint agree on Mitt. What an endorsement. If koz joins in, they'll have a quorum of the Right-Wing Psychopath Troll movement and they can *officially* announce their support to an eager blogosphere, that waits with bated breath for news of such a portentous development.

Poor Mitt.

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

sverigegrabb:

Feel free to comment. This is still Mr. Cillizza's blob and, I, but a humble commenter.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Now, I'm sure that "chrisfox8" has plenty of experience "tonguing rear end(s) as an encore" but this is what Romney ACTUALLY said on Fox News (again, per link, provided above):

WALLACE: You have taken a middle ground, I think it would be fair to say, on the nomination of Judge Sotomayor. You called it, quote, "troubling," but unlike some others you haven't opposed her.

What do you think of Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh calling her a racist?

ROMNEY: Well, I disagree with them. I think this is a process where you have an individual who's intelligent, well educated, with an extensive record. She deserves a full and fair hearing. And I listened to the prior senators on your show. They intend to give her that.

I think in the final analysis we'll make a decision based upon her clarification of some very troubling comments, and also her discussion of some cases that are troubling. The Ricci case, the Maloney case — both of those are very troubling.

But we'll have a chance to hear what she has to say, and we'll — I'm not a senator. I don't get to vote in that regard. But those that are senators I hope give a thorough examination to her judicial philosophy which, quite apparently, is a philosophy of saying, "Look, we're not going to follow the law. We're instead going to bend the law to do what we think empathetically is the right thing to do."

And I don't think a judge who tries to assess which person more deserves the right conclusion, as opposed to what does the law demand, is the kind of judge America wants.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

So let me get this straight... Romney is trying to distinguish himself from Obama by clinging to failed policies that only made the world worse? Brilliant! Does this guy believe ANYTHING!?

Posted by: hiberniantears | June 1, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Excuse me? Have I, most unfortunately, stepped into JakeD's blog ? I've been trying to comment on TheFix blog, but perhaps I've found the wrong place? Would anyone know where Chris Cillizza's blog went? My apologies for the intrusion.

Posted by: sverigegrabb | June 1, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I love Cheney but he does carry some baggage. I would say Romney is the front runner for the nomination at this time.

Posted by: vbhoomes

==

You love Cheney? Then why do people say you're a cut above the gooper trolls? That's sick.

If Romney is the best you guys have then why even bother with all the rigamarole of a campaign? There's videotape of Romney dropping out last time, bawling like a little kid.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

vbhoomes:

I know that my wife and I would gladly vote for Romney vs. Obama.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh by god yes please run Romney in 2012. He can stomp around the stage centering his tie and tonguing Limbaugh's rear end as an encore. How many EVs does Utah have? That's how many he'll get.

Talk about an empty suit, stuffed only with hot air and ambition.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:14 PM | Report abuse

FlownOver:

Was Ronald Reagan a "member" of that club? Teddy Roosevelt?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Mitt "handout" Romney said
"President Obama should indicate that immediately upon this bankruptcy all of the shares held by government will be distributed to the American taxpayers and therefore that the public will be able to vote just like shareholders, and likewise that the UAW — the head of the UAW ought to to indicate all of our shares are going to our members, not to the head of the UAW."


The problem with this plan is that it ignores that the current owners of those shares - the US Gov't and the UAW - spent money to acquire them. If those entities turn around and just distribute the shares to their membership (i.e. US citizens and UAW members), the orgs (US Gov't and UAW) don't get anything in return. The US Gov't bought the shares with debt; the current plan is to pay back that debt when the shares increase in value. If you give all the shares to citizens, you're stuck only with the debt. How is this a good deal? If the so-called conservatives are concerned about debt, how on earth could it be a good idea to create this new government handout, leaving taxpayers with the debt?

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Stop whimpering, Jake, it's undignified.

Bush got us into a war we didn't need to fight. That's the bottom line and you can equivocate all you want about whether or not he "lied." Guess you don't care about a few thousand dead troops as long as Bush can still snicker in front of conservative audiences about getting away with war crimes.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Romney's plainly aiming for membership in the Arrogant, Delusional Tyrants' Society. We've had more than enough experience with leaders who, like Romney, can't tell the difference between foreign policy and an erection.

Posted by: FlownOver | June 1, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Go Mitt, he is by far the best face for the GOP. Fat boy Newt needs to emigrate to Mexico. I love Cheney but he does carry some baggage. I would say Romney is the front runner for the nomination at this time.

Posted by: vbhoomes | June 1, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

SAINT--The:

To be fair, Mr. Cillizza has given MITT top billing on his own internal poll "Friday Line" for a while now ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

OMG!

Well!

Welcome on Board Mr. Cillizza!

Better late than never!

It is sooooooo nice to have someone other than Me, or JakeD trying to get the Brilliant Mr. Romney's messages out!

Once again, another Romney Speech that SHOULD be given Headline Status at WaPo!

But, a Plug is better than things have been! ;~)

The National Council for a New America is where it is at!

Posted by: SAINT---The | June 1, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Actually, this is a dull article. 2012 is so far away and we are in very bad times so this 'news' is really not worth reading- it's meaningless.

Posted by: crrobin | June 1, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

If anyone other than "chrisfox8" (who refused to answer my questions to him even though I had previously answered all of his questions to me) has a link or even "videotape" where President Bush claimed: "Iraq was responsible for 9-11" or what you consider to be a "lie" about Saddam's WMD, please let me know. I would be glad to admit I am wrong if that's the case.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Mitt obviously believes he didn't get the GOP nomination because he wasn't crazy enough the first time around.

Posted by: BushCrimeFamily | June 1, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"The more he can emerge as Obama's foil, the more he will solidify his place as the frontrunner for the GOP nomination in three years time."


Is Mitt then more like Walter Mondale or Bob Dole?

Posted by: bsimon1 | June 1, 2009 3:04 PM | Report abuse

news5:

No, because we have to be vigilant 100% of the time, and our enemies need to just get lucky once. A "fraction" of the money that was spent on various domestic and social programs could have given our servicemen and women the tools they need to defend us for a generation, so, something less than $1 trillion. Next question?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Too bad that President Bush never claimed that Iraq was responsible for 9-11. As for the question of Saddam's WMD, Bush never lied about that either. Every intelligence agency in the world thought they still had some.

Posted by: JakeD

==

Unfortunately for you Jake we have this stuff now called videotape.

You uh people keep falling back on the "everybody said so" dodge. Problem isn't what some people believed, and anyway if you trace back what "everyone believed" you keep coming back to Cheney's little agency created especially for the purpose of spreading lies, fixing the "facts" around the policy, which was "invade Iraq."

No matter. Before a president sends the nation into war it's HIS job to be certain that the need is real. A president has no greater responsibility and if you think Bush did his job in this regard, well, we'll just use that as more evidence of your stunning dishonesty. Somewhere in the same folder as your "Stanford law degree."

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Here are the full questions and answers from the Romney interview about GM (per link above):

WALLACE: Let's talk about one of the president's big initiatives in an area that you have a lot of personal and even family history in, and that, of course, is the auto business.

It looks like General Motors will file for bankruptcy tomorrow, with the government putting up a total — what they did in the past and what they're going to do now — of $50 billion, and taking roughly a 70 percent ownership stake.

Back in November, you wrote an article in which you said — this is before there had been any bailouts by President Bush — "no bailouts, let's go to a managed bankruptcy." Looking back, wouldn't that, at time when we were in the depths of the recession, when we were really right in the midst of what looked like a financial crisis — wouldn't that have been disastrous for the economy?

ROMNEY: It would have been precisely the right thing to do for the economy. To help General Motors at that point, before it had received tens of billions of dollars from the government, go through a structured process, either in court or out of court, to rid itself of its excessive union contract obligations would have been the right course.

And at that point, the government could have helped with warranty guarantees and so forth, with debtor-in-possession financing, to get the company back on its feet.

We wouldn't have closed the business down or liquidated. We instead would have helped it restructure at time when government funding was not going to add billions of dollars to the American taxpayers' burden. It was the right course to take.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

(cont.)

It's being taken now, too late, unfortunately. And as a result, the government ends up with over 70 percent of G.M. and the UAW some 17 percent.

Look, let me — let me talk about going forward. The right thing going forward for General Motors and for our government is to get government out of the direction of General Motors.

President Obama should indicate that immediately upon this bankruptcy all of the shares held by government will be distributed to the American taxpayers and therefore that the public will be able to vote just like shareholders, and likewise that the UAW — the head of the UAW ought to to indicate all of our shares are going to our members, not to the head of the UAW.

We don't want a president and a head of the UAW running General Motors. The American public ought to own that enterprise.

WALLACE: So who would run General Motors?

ROMNEY: Well, the shareholders, the shareholders that — and you'll see Americans trade shares, buy and sell amongst themselves. They'll probably consolidate. There'll be shareholder meetings. They can elect their board of directors.

And the company will be run to create products that Americans want, that can be competitive globally. They can hire and fire the CEO as they want. You don't want politicians in Washington saying, "OK, we want to you build this kind of car," and, "Oh, that factory over here — it's in Senator So-and-So's district and you can't close that one, even though it's the high-cost factory. You have to open another one over here."

You don't want politics directing American corporations. That whole approach, which obviously is one that Barack Obama is wedded to, is the wrong approach for America. Americans recognize it. Individuals, the free market system, is what has built America to the nation we are, and that's how we ought to go forward.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Hahahaha Mitt Romney. What a fool.

Yes Obama should stick to the arrogance that served American *so well* under Bush and Cheney. Admit no mistakes, apologize to nobody, swagger and bluster and make sinister threats. That's what makes America great.

If this clown is the best the GOP can come up with, why even bother holding an election?

Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 1, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

We already spend more on defense than every other nation on Earth combined and we still aren't safe?
Exactly how much do these people want to spend?

Posted by: news5 | June 1, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

rpixley220:

Romney doesn't want Obama to run it AND he wants ownership vested directly in American citizens' names. Those two propositions are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Realistic2:

Too bad that President Bush never claimed that Iraq was responsible for 9-11. As for the question of Saddam's WMD, Bush never lied about that either. Every intelligence agency in the world thought they still had some.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Romney Qouted:
"We don't want a president and a head of the [United Auto Workers] running General Motors," Romney said at the time. "The American public ought to own that enterprise."

Um, well which is it Mitt? We don't the President/UAW running GM or that the American Public should own it? I'll hope he was *badly* misquoted, otherwise he's just a stupid as he looks.

Besides if not the Gov't or the UAW? who? the 'Business' geniuses certainly didn't know how to do it very well did they...

Posted by: rpixley220 | June 1, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Does anybody give a &*^* what the moronic mormon has to say? What an idiot.

Posted by: dem4life1 | June 1, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Romney, and all other Republican Congressmen, should apologize for the fact the Obama needs to apologize. Sadly, repentance is not a quality that they seem to enjoy.

The Republicans, egocentric by nature, but not entirely clueless, must surely realize that the United States is not the center of the Universe. Yes, I know that is a shocking revelation. Deal with it.

Posted by: weasley1 | June 1, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

"The current leadership in Washington is hardly in a position to complain about the cost of the defense budget. Over the last few months, it has passed measures that will add almost $4 trillion to the national debt in the short term and then over $3 trillion over the next ten years. None of that money was spent on increasing the defense modernization budget—a failure that history will never understand or excuse. For a fraction of the money that was spent on various domestic and social programs, Washington could have given our servicemen and women the tools they need to defend us for a generation.

After all, the first and highest duty of government is to provide for the common defense. Backing away from missile defense, and depleting the defense budget to fund new social programs, particularly in the face of global turmoil, would put America and Americans at risk.

We cannot allow the economic crisis to conceal the very real threats to our nation’s security. We cannot ignore the intentions of competitors who would replace America’s leadership with their own, and set back the cause of freedom. Providence has blessed us and trusted us to safeguard liberty; in a time of confusion at home and challenge abroad, let ours be the voice of clarity and good sense—confident in our cause, and faithful in the care of freedom."

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/06/01/text-of-romneys-speech-the-care-of-freedom/

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

daler1:

I suppose that was your same position when GWB was Commander-in-Chief?

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

"drivl proves daily that it is simply a foul-mouthed insult spewing wretch with nothing of substance to offer.

Posted by: king_of_zouk "

ROFLOL- precious. no self-awareness whatsoever.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Mitt has as much credibility as former- president Bush claim that Iraq had WMD and was responsible for 9-11. Mitt knows he must attack Obama so he could be in the good graces of the lunatic fringe of the republican party. Mitt reminds me of a used car salesman.

Posted by: Realistic2 | June 1, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

crazycoltrane:

My wife and I are evangelical Christians who would, nonetheless, vote for MITT Romney!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

drivl proves daily that it is simply a foul-mouthed insult spewing wretch with nothing of substance to offer.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | June 1, 2009 2:43 PM | Report abuse

jpenergy:

America has certainly made mistakes -- that's not what Romney's saying -- I will get a link to the full transcript for anyone who is interested.

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"WOO HOO!!! "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

Take THAT, Sheryl Crow!"

Yeah, wow, that's telling her. .. christ. idiotic.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

jaked, shouldn't you get back to your party celebrating the Tiller murder?

Posted by: nodebris | June 1, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Mitt proves once again that he is a weasel and demgogue and will say anything to get elected, and right now that means playing to the basest impulses of the base.

Flipflopper and empty suit.

Posted by: drindl | June 1, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"This is the time for strength and confidence, not for apologizing to America's critics," said Romney at one point; at another, he said that "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

arrogant and delusional...Hmm, seems that Mitt and the America is never wrong nor has America ever made a mistake crowd have arrogant and delusional as their motto and well they live up to it.

Posted by: jpenergy | June 1, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

No way a Moron, errr, Mormon otherwise a cult like religion will ever become President of this country...

Posted by: crazycoltrane | June 1, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

So Mitt Romney's answer is to criticize the President when he goes abroad to represent the US? Who's the apologist? How about supporting our commander is chief?

Posted by: daler1 | June 1, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Mitt is all hairdo and suit, the rest is as empty as his head. past politicians are like earthworms except earthworms are less slimey and have a real function.

Posted by: jpenergy | June 1, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Only his hairdresser knows for sure....

Posted by: thrh | June 1, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I care (and so will most Americans on November 6, 2012 ; )

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Who is listening to Romney? Isn't he a GOP has been?

Who cares what he has to say about anything.

Posted by: maritza1 | June 1, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

WOO HOO!!! "arrogant, delusional tyrants can not be stopped by earnest words and furrowed brows."

Take THAT, Sheryl Crow!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Great job, MITT!

Posted by: JakeD | June 1, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

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