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Forum Post: Mitt Romney IS Weird, and Sheldon Adelson IS NOT Funny

Posted 5 years ago on June 24, 2012, 2:18 p.m. EST by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY
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[-] 3 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

Mitt Romney - weird, weird, weird. It can't be repeated enough.

Americans don't like weird. Weirdo Giuliani paid ~$1 million a vote for his miserable effort.

Republicans, the weirdo party.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

If the banks were not happy with Obama, they would be running someone besides Romney.

[-] 2 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 5 years ago

Someone they trust, like say Gingrich? Someone they could count on to make wise decisions, like Palin? It looks like this scuz bucket is the best they got now that they feel they've used up Obama. Beyond all that, the Democratic Party electoral base consists of the conscious unionized workers, Jewish people who correctly smell fascism in the Republican Party, women - especially single mothers, anti war people, youth who accept ideas like same sex marriage and a Black president. These people would get a morale boost if they defeated the hard right. The opposite would happen if their candidate lost. This would retard the struggle that is being led for now by Occupy.




[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

If the base is made up of those people, why would they vote for either of them?

Im saying they would be running someone who at least comes off as competent, a decent leader. They aren't, because Obama has already proven he is willing to play ball.

You put too much faith in our "choices" in elections.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 5 years ago

I don't have "faith" in the elections. I know that the struggle is going to be decided by other means. The elections are here, they are going to take place, they impact at the least the mood of the public and reflect trends in the thinking of the public.

Why are laws being enacted by Republicans in many states to make it harder for poorer people and students to vote?

RYAN J. REILLY OCTOBER 3, 2011, 10:05 AM 16232 Restrictive voting laws in states across the country could affect up to five million voters from traditionally Democratic demographics in 2012, according to a new report by the Brennan Center. That’s a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.

The new restrictions, the study found, “fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities. This wave of changes may sharply tilt the political terrain for the 2012 election.”

The study found that:

These new laws could make it significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012. The states that have already cut back on voting rights will provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 - 63 percent of the 270 needed to win the presidency. Of the 12 likely battleground states, as assessed by an August Los Angeles Times analysis of Gallup polling, five have already cut back on voting rights (and may pass additional restrictive legislation), and two more are currently considering new restrictions. The total number, according to the Brennan Center, is the sum of the 3.2 million voters they estimate will be affected by new photo ID laws, “the 240,000 citizens and potential voters who could be affected by new proof of citizenship laws, 202,000 voters registered in 2008 through voter registration drives that have now been made extremely difficult or impossible under new laws, 60,000 voters registered in 2008 through Election Day voter registration where it has now been repealed, one to two million voters who voted in 2008 on days eliminated under new laws rolling back early voting and at least 100,000 disenfranchised citizens who might have regained voting rights by 2012.”

“These voting law changes are radical and completely unnecessary,” Wendy. R. Weiser, a co-author of the report, said in a statement. “They especially hurt those who have been historically locked out of our electoral system, like minorities, poor people, and students. Often they seem precisely targeted to exclude certain voters.”


[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

The requirement is simple, "Do as you're told." Romney doesn't seem to be able to remember that for 10 straight minutes. That said, neither could any of the rest of the GOP Bowery Boys, crew.

So, if the requirement is to do three things in a row, the banks have a problem, It is extremely difficult finding a GOP candidate that can do more than one in a row.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

In a nation of 300 million, there are all sorts of capable people of different persuasions.

The establishment nominates idiots like Obama and Romney becuase they dont want leaders, they want yes men.

Go ask the Kennedys. Or MLK.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

Well, the first bank guilty of manipulating the LIBOR interest rates, to which many things are indexed, has settled for about $400 million. About 15 more to go.

Of course this doesn't make the folks who paid too much money on loans etc.won't be made whole. Fortunately the banks will still have enough money to buy an election or two.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

When you can print the money, its easy to pay fines.

Let me know when people start going to jail.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

I do hope you aren't holding your breath. These same cast of characters have mostly settled on the rigging and skimming the muni bond market. That was for a total in the neighborhood of $1 billion.

Makes you wonder why the RICO statute isn't in play. Sounds like organized crime to me?

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

About as organized and criminal as it gets :)

But they wear nice suits, so I guess its ok.

[-] 1 points by brightonsage (4494) 5 years ago

Never judge a book by its dust jacket.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

I'm not so sure, the tide may be turning. I'm afraid the banks and the other powers behind the curtain will try to put over a Mitt win. I see the Walker "win" in MN as a test run of electoral fraud.

Obama may be a servant of corporate criminals, but Romney is a corporate criminal.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

The corp criminals are doing everything they can to get rid of Obama and the dems. I think that is most telling! Dems may not go far enough but they are very different from repubs who proudly trumpet the policies of the 1% (wealthy & corp tax cuts, cut regulations, pro corp personhood, anti healthcare public option.)

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

I agree that is the most telling. Their intentions towards the 99% are not good.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

D%$N them!



[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Is there really a difference in your last sentence?

I mean you are either in the mob, or you kill people FOR the mob.

Both shitheads.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

It's a sad situation we're in. A choice of lesser evils again. But I'm afraid one of the choices is evil in the extreme. I don't like the people around Romney.

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Dont worry, they are the same ones that are Obama.

[-] 2 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 5 years ago

Not quite. I used to agree with you (as my older posts would show), but this guy scares me.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

He scares me too. But as soon as Republicans have control (just like the Dems) all their pandering to their base stops, and its just more of the same.

They talk a good game about budgets and whatnot when they dont have power. When they do, its more of the same.

Besides, they arent going to replace Obama with this idiot white guy when they are in the middle of a takeover of the ME and Africa.

[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

I don't think color is part of this. In any event it is true that after campaigns/elections pols frequently ignore their promises. That is why we need OWS. Really, the people have allowed pols to ignore their promises by goin to sleep after elections.. Lets vote in progressives then ramp up the pressure/protests. It's the only way. You with us?

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

No offense VQkag, but most here can tell you dont go to occupy too much from the nature of your posts. You asking me if I'm with "us" is a bit funny in that regard.

[-] 1 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

Please! says the tampa fl anti ows'r. I'm in bklyn. I've been down in zuccotti (familiar w/ dat?) dozens of times, I was there when the we won the right to go back in. I've been at fed hall, You don't even know what that is. I've brought many groups of people to protests, marches, meetings. I have taken streets from the police and been part of the efforts to push them back. You must be joking! Too much fl sun I think. Get in the shade quick you showing signs of heat stroke. LMFAO You and anyone else who has judged me are wrong.! You don't even know what wall st looks like!

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

Im orginally from NYS so yes I do.

And your pro Dem nonsense goes against everything we are about.

Go back to your fantasy land. Or better yet,. get up in the GA and declare that if we only vote out republicans, we can save the Dems!!


[-] 2 points by VQkag2 (16478) 5 years ago

Vote out right wing pro 1% pols (DEMS & repubs)!! Elect progressive pols!!