Mitt Romney and the GOP’s bad case of buyer’s remorse

Mitt Romney’s taking more heat these days from his own side than from Democrats. In Wisconsin, for example, U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson is blaming Romney for his own rather-sudden collapse in the polls.

“The presidential thing is bound to have an impact on every election,” Thompson said. “You know, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, if your standard-bearer for the presidency is not doing well, it’s going to reflect on the down ballot.”

As this case of buyers’ remorse deepens, though, disenchanted Republicans might want to remember the field of alternatives to Romney. It’s hard to believe, for example, that Rick Santorum would be doing any better than Romney. And Newt Gingrich? By this point he would have self-destructed several times over, although the entertainment value would have been considerable.

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And then of course there’s this guy:

“(Herman) Cain told members of the media after the speech that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s recent “47 percent” comment was a “non-story” being blown out of proportion by the media. But Cain said he would have been doing better if he was the nominee, saying that he’d probably have a “substantial lead” on President Barack Obama at this point.

“The reason is quite simple: I have some depth to my ideas,” he said.”

9-9-9, baby. Nein nein nein.

– Jay Bookman

308 comments Add your comment

Quagmire

September 21st, 2012
2:40 pm

I’m about to order Pizza for everybody, do you have the phone number for Godfather’s?……………………..what, they are out of businesss. But Herman Cain knows…………

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:40 pm

have you bought your obama flag of America and sent in your pledge picture?

Day old drudgey spam.

Paul

September 21st, 2012
2:41 pm

Ever watched a kid try to shift blame?

Ever worked for a company where your boss deflected all responsibility onto subordinates when things went wrong but took all the credit when things went well?

Welcome to the Republican Party, 2012.

They just cannot, cannot, cannot believe their philosophy is not embraced by all of America (except for the shiftless, lazy, entitlement-driven crowd, that is). So of course they blame the candidate.

Is Mitt one of them? I still have my doubts. But what I have no doubt about is that when a guy who was much closer to the mainstream 10 years ago tries his very best to reflect the views of the people who run the grand old party, he comes across as insincere, stiff, out of touch and a bit hostile. Voters see that and recoil not just from him, but from the Party that selected him.

So much for personal responsibility. So much for the election.

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:41 pm

How many tanning sessions did MItt have before meeting with the Latinos? The funniest thing evah! Did he really think he could convince them he was one of them?

kayaker 71

September 21st, 2012
2:43 pm

“Buyer’s remorse?” Now tell me that a lot of the Bozo voters out there, excluding black America, would have really had Hillary as their choice. Just wait until Bozo loses in November. You haven’t even seen buyer’s remorse yet.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:43 pm

“How many tanning sessions did MItt have before meeting with the Latinos? The funniest thing evah! ”

the cat,

You have something against orange people?

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:44 pm

Back on topic. Has anyone seen Herman’s wife lately? He has to keep peddling his book and kissing up to Neal in order to keep writing checks to the missus doncha know.

Brosephus™

September 21st, 2012
2:44 pm

Mitt Romney and the GOP’s bad case of buyer’s remorse

Not likely. I have yet to hear any of the GOP express remorse about anything they’ve done policywise. SO why would they have buyer’s remorse over Romney. If anything, it will be sour grapes if Romney loses. The message then will undoubtedly be that he wasn’t a true conservative.

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Huntsman worried me. He had the potential to fact-check Obama into a loss. Romney doesn’t. FWIW, I still can’t see how Romney got nominated and Huntsman became an also-ran. I didn’t like all of Huntsman’s positions, but he’d have been a tougher opponent for Democrats IMO.

The biggest mistake the GOP made was in not supporting Huntsman at all. Huntsman is the only person that I think would have effectively neutered any perceived advantage Obama has. He would have had a much easier task of persuading independents and probably a few moderate Democrats.

moonbat betty (I got the crabs at Bookman's blog)

September 21st, 2012
2:44 pm

“Ever watched a kid try to shift blame?”

Yes, Paul.

America has gotten a full dose of it the last 3.5 years.

Doggone/GA

September 21st, 2012
2:44 pm

” he comes across as insincere, stiff, out of touch and a bit hostile”

And THAT was what struck ME so strongly about that video. Not so much what he said, but how comfortable he was saying it…as opposed to how ne “normall” speaks when campaigning or doing press conferences. That smoothness was made even more striking by how he spoke during the press conference the day this hit the airwaves. He’s NEVER that comfortable when talking to “the masses”

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:46 pm

lyin ryan booed at a speech to AARP when he speaks of cuts to Medicare! You cannot make this stuff up-what an idiot.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
2:46 pm

K’Chak — “Day old drudgey spam.”

It’s like chili; it’s better the next day.

Doggone/GA

September 21st, 2012
2:47 pm

It’s a pity Romney won’t ever have an “Overboard” esperience like Goldie Hawn’s character

HDB

September 21st, 2012
2:47 pm

kayaker 71

September 21st, 2012
2:43 pm
“Buyer’s remorse?” Now tell me that a lot of the Bozo voters out there, excluding black America, would have really had Hillary as their choice.”

Obama or Hillary….either were better than McCain or Romney!! No buyers remorse here…….!!

USMC

September 21st, 2012
2:47 pm

“DNC and the SEIU’s bad case of buyer’s remorse…”

DNC Literally in Hock to SEIU…..DNC owes millions to union-owned bank, records show :-)
http://freebeacon.com/dnc-literally-in-hock-to-seiu/

Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:48 pm

Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

USMC

September 21st, 2012
2:49 pm

“Mitt Romney and the GOP’s bad case of buyer’s remorse”–JAY BOOKMAN

And yet… :-)

GALLUP FRIDAY: O 47% R 47%…
http://www.gallup.com/poll/150743/Obama-Romney.aspx

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
2:49 pm

Huntsman was too middle of the road for the right wing extremist party. They are running guys like that out. Fine with me. Maybe the RINOs & Blue Dogs can someday form a viable 3rd party.

Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

How did Obama become a millionaire while holding the office of President.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

Williebkind — “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

Yes.

Citizen of the World

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

You Romney supporters aren’t really helping your candidate any with your thin defenses for him and weak attacks at his opponent. With friends like you, who needs enemies.

Paul

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

Afternoon, Brosephus

I think the modern GOP is fundamentally incapable of embracing anyone at all like a Huntsman. Heck, they even demonized his service to his country as an ambassador. That should tell you the sad state of their minds.

out for a bit -

Mighty Righty

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm

The largest tax increase in our history takes effect on January 1, 2013 No one will be left alone. No matter how poor, no matter whether wealthy or middle class your atxes will go up substantially. These are the Obama tax increases closely kept from the public by the Obamaites and their coconspirators in the press knowing full well no one in their right mind would vote to re-elect the thief in the white house if the true extent of the new taxes were known. The number and details are too enormous for this space. Go to the link below and find out what this administration has done to you.

http://www.atr.org/days-taxmageddon-a7203

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:51 pm

DNC Literally in Hock to SEIU…..DNC owes millions to union-owned bank, records show

Fresh drudgey spam.

:mrgreen: :razz: :razz: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek: :razz: :razz: :cool:

Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:51 pm

Has Obama suspended paying taxes on his millions until after he leaves office–then no one would care right.

GT

September 21st, 2012
2:51 pm

There are stronger slates in state wide Georgia Republican primaries than there was in the Republican primary presidential election. Your two native Georgians Cain and Newt have never won a state wide election, Cain losing a U.S Senate primary and Newt never being ask to run. At one point they both were polled leading the presidential primary, yet they had never been very successful in their own home state. We usually use the primary to filter out the J.B Stoners or the political hack who rolls off the bar stool long enough to make a fool of himself. These two guys one filtered out already and one gerrymandering his way to fame are what is left of the standing army call the Republican Party. Romney is literally the best of a weak farm system. Unlike the Democratic convention the GOP had no real star power to lift a candidate. Newt came out like Roy Rogers with his latest wife, don’t think her name was Dell,and I don’t remember Herman being mentioned, they had some other token from Alabama or was it West Va.

the cat

September 21st, 2012
2:52 pm

I would have taken a second look at Huntsman and possibly voted for him. He is educated, well spoken , and shows good human nature. Maybe we can convince him to switch parties. I could see him running with Hilary in 2016. What a wonderful duo that would be!!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
2:52 pm

The largest tax increase in our history takes effect on January 1, 2013

Thrice posted drudgey spam.

Bill Orvis White

September 21st, 2012
2:53 pm

The honorable Herman Cain is right. This is a non-story blown up by the left-wing liberal secular media.The Obummer folks are desperate. They know it and they know that they will lose very bad in early November. Misguided liberal folk like Librul Jay hate free markets, Herman Cain, The Constitution, Speaker Gingrich and especially, Gov. Romney. There’s nothing more to it than that. We have a losing Marxist occupying the White House. I cannot wait for the debates when the honorable Gov. Romney will tear King Hussein Obama to shreds. The honorable Rep. Ryan WILL totally destroy Vice President Joe Bidin’ Time. Trust me right now: October will be a bloodbath for the Socialist-Democrat Party of America. As for the hit job on Gov. Romney? This too WILL pass. GOOD NIGHT.
Amen,
Bill

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
2:55 pm

USMC

And who’s campaign is 11 million in debt?

give ya’ a hint – the one that just paid bonuses

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/romney-reports-first-debt-of-campaign/

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OOOOH! The irony of the GOP candidate borrowing money and then handing out bonuses.

Oh very Wall Streetish.
bonuses is

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
2:55 pm

M. Righty — “The largest tax increase in our history takes effect on January 1, 2013 No one will be left alone. No matter how poor, no matter whether wealthy or middle class your atxes will go up substantially. These are the Obama tax increases closely kept from the public by the Obamaites and their coconspirators in the press knowing full well no one in their right mind would vote to re-elect the thief in the white house if the true extent of the new taxes were known.”

Righty, give it a rest.

These aren’t tax increases and you know it. They’re temporary tax breaks that are now EXPIRING, which is what Congress and the President agreed on.

If you have a problem with it, then contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them to do something about the expiring tax breaks. But don’t be a dishonest horses’s patoot and jabber about Obama raising taxes when that’s nothing but a bald-faced lie.

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
2:56 pm

Brosephus™

September 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

http://futures.tradingcharts.com/historical/DJ/2008/9/linechart.html

Yes, and so is my TSP (fed 401(k) equivalent).

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:48 pm
Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

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Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:50 pm
How did Obama become a millionaire while holding the office of President.

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Williebkind

September 21st, 2012
2:51 pm
Has Obama suspended paying taxes on his millions until after he leaves office–then no one would care right.

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Are you any smarter than you were 4 years ago?

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

GG — “And who’s campaign is 11 million in debt? give ya’ a hint – the one that just paid bonuses”

Gosh, you’d think that the multimillionaire venture capitalist would be a LOT better at handling money, wouldn’t you? (laughing, pointing) :D

Ellsworth Monkton Toohey

September 21st, 2012
2:58 pm

That “nein nein nein” is priceless, Jay. Have a great weekend.

Citizen of the World

September 21st, 2012
2:58 pm

Williebkind — yes, I am better off than I was four years ago — not that I was bad off four years ago.

Paul @ 2:50, speaking of Huntsman, I saw him speak as a candidate and then later after he had been deemed not far enough out there in right field by his party. The difference in how he came across was no less than astounding. He seemed so comfortable, no longer having to pretend to be someone he was not to appeal to members of the Rush Limbaugh Fan Club.

USMC

September 21st, 2012
2:59 pm

“Huntsman was too middle of the road for the right wing extremist party. They are running guys like that out. Fine with me. Maybe the RINOs & Blue Dogs can someday form a viable 3rd party.”

Huntsman is a Limp Dick. He never had a chance. And you liked him for the same reason. :-)

Thomas

September 21st, 2012
2:59 pm

Maybe our leftists friends should be throwing one of their own under the bus…

Pelosi Threatens Media: ‘Maybe The People Writing These Stories’ Should Release Their Tax Returns”

Oh well- she doesn’t count because she is a) a woman b) only ex speaker of the house c) a dem

anyways flies are always attracted to excrement

kayaker 71

September 21st, 2012
3:00 pm

It was ironic to watch Spreading Bull shuck and jive about checking the Native American box when she applied for Harvard Law School. Now Harvard, that venerable American institution of fairness and decency, will have no part in releasing the application records that will reveal that she used her “high cheekbones” and some myth that her “maw maw and paw paw” told her about her heritage to get a leg up on Harvard and anyone else who was stupid enough to believe her story. The people of MA will believe anything as long as it has a D at the end of the candidate’s name.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:02 pm

JHM

Been chucklin’ over that most of the day.

the cat

September 21st, 2012
3:02 pm

kayaker-the fact that the president of Harvard is a woman must really burn.

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
3:04 pm

“Huntsman is a Limp Dick.”

Huntsman was the Marilyn in the Republican cast of Munster candidates.

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
3:04 pm

Williebkind — “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

Indubitably!

kayaker 71

September 21st, 2012
3:04 pm

the cat, 3:02,

The president of Harvard could be a transvestite for all I care.

the cat

September 21st, 2012
3:05 pm

kayaker-uh huh.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:05 pm

DannyX — “Huntsman was the Marilyn in the Republican cast of Munster candidates.”

Post of the effin’ WEEK.

I salute you, sir.

paulo977

September 21st, 2012
3:05 pm

For all of you who voted for our dictator, how you feeling now?
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You mean the one that dragged us into an illegal invasion of Iraq ?
Wow , at least we are very gradually getting back to some measure of balance with an administration that is democratic!!!

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:06 pm

Am I better off? Me four, or whatever we’re up to.

I think the modern GOP is fundamentally incapable of embracing anyone at all like a Huntsman.

For me the saddest thing about his candidacy was the primary debate when one of those stupid show-of-hands questions came up, where they were asked if they’d walk away from a deal that was 10:1 spending cuts:tax hikes. And of course he felt obliged to raise his hand along with all the other Republican candidates.

I was sitting there with my mouth agape, going “um, Jon? isn’t this where you show everyone you’ve not become a *complete* tool, just because you’re running for your party’s nomination?”

But he simply wasn’t allowed to do that.

Peter

September 21st, 2012
3:06 pm

Darn 14.1 % in total taxes…what a dream !!!!!

Well Romney is not like the rest of the country folks, and he made his money out sourcing American jobs, and being the modern day Gordon Gekko !

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:06 pm

K71 — “Now Harvard, that venerable American institution of fairness and decency, will have no part in releasing the application records”

Where’d you go to med school again? I want to see if they’ll release me a copy of your application.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:07 pm

Gilligan! Drop those coconuts!

– Mitt Romney

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:08 pm

Mitt Romney’s trustee said in a campaign press release that Romney artificially inflated his own effective tax rate so it would remain above 13 percent by deferring $1.75 million in charitable deductions. Romney had previously said that none of his last decade of tax returns dipped below that 13 percent threshold.

In an interview with ABC News in July, however, Romney dismissed the idea that he would ever pay more taxes than legally owed, saying if he did so he wouldn’t be “qualified” to be president.

“I don’t pay more than are legally due and frankly if I had paid more than are legally due I don’t think I’d be qualified to become president,” Romney said. “I’d think people would want me to follow the law and pay only what the tax code requires.”

h/t to TPM

I thinking a “note” from Price Waterhouse ain’t gonna’ cut it.

Maybe he should just say the dog was still mad about the whole top of the car thing and ate his tax returns.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
3:10 pm

Pelosi Threatens Media: ‘Maybe The People Writing These Stories’ Should Release Their Tax Returns”

breitbart spam.

Maybe she should release them to “independent film-maker” James O’Keefe, huh?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:10 pm

They’re temporary tax breaks that are now EXPIRING, which is what Congress and the President agreed on.

and we all know they’re going to cobble together some “we had our fingers crossed” kind of workaround before this phony cliff appears.

Nobody’s going to pay 55% federal estate taxes, and they’re not going to cut the freaking military 10% across the board, and everyone who voted on that stupid see-castration, or whatever it’s called, knew it.

St Simons - (ab)original Georgian

September 21st, 2012
3:11 pm

- still say mitt may drop out
i think they gave up on the WH when he picked AynRyan
he sure gave up Floriduh, and he can’t win w/out Fla
they were trying for the Senate, and now, that’s a big hell no
and they might lose the House.

it may be part of the plan –
they might be LETTING us get ahead -
before they release their wunder-weapons heh

the cat

September 21st, 2012
3:11 pm

Maybe he should just say the dog was still mad about the whole top of the car thing and ate his tax returns.

hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahahhaah

Thomas

September 21st, 2012
3:11 pm

Darn 14.1 % in total taxes…what a dream !!!!!

Knew this ignorant rant was coming. So reducing your tax rate by contributing $4 million of charitable contributions doesn’t count big guy? What was your charitable- $125 to Goodwill for that 10 year old cardigan sweater your aunt gave you?

You can always tell the drama queens by their use of !!!! ??? and CAPS.

Anyway- not a defender or fan of Sir Romney- carried interest rules like most of the tax law need to revised- but do favor my fellow Atlantans knowing a little more than go dawgs and where once can fetch 2 for 1 beers. Just a dream.

Zebra

September 21st, 2012
3:12 pm

Peggy Noonan wrote another editorial in the WSJ today calling the Romney campaign a trainwreck, but holding out hope the 1st debate and the Oct. job numbers could still save Mitt. However the opposite is true as well. It looks like the White House is very safe (Obama is ahead in all 11 battleground states, including as of today North Carolina) and the Senate is looking good for the Dems. Another tin-eared, boneheaded comment from Mittens could still cost the Tea Party the House.

Go Mitt Go!

USMC

September 21st, 2012
3:12 pm

Once again, The Leftwing nut jobs prove to be the liars that they truly are:
Leftwing Liberal Senator Harry Reid LIED!

Romney Releases 2011 Tax Returns…. Paid $1.9 Million on $13.7 in Income…
…donated $4,020,772 to charity
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneys-release-taxes_652850.html

And you uneducated/ignorant Socialist buffoons here on Jay’s Blog believed the Liberal LIE that Mitt Romney “paid no taxes”, Incredible! :-)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:12 pm

How bad does Mr Romney think he’s doing if he wants to change the topic to his tax returns?

That Black Guy

September 21st, 2012
3:13 pm

DannyX

September 21st, 2012
1:55 pm
That 9-9-9 plan was about as deep as an empty bath tub.
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I’m sure you realize an empty bath tub is as deep as a full one, right?

Thomas

September 21st, 2012
3:13 pm

breitbart spam.

uh no- in a press conference- how is the post office in your lil’ hamlet Kami? Doing well?

Mark

September 21st, 2012
3:13 pm

Herman Cain says he would have a lead on the President by now. LOL!!! He has to be the funniest clown around.

GT

September 21st, 2012
3:14 pm

Huntsman is a talented politician, I love his daughters.

Bill Orvis White, Herman loves to non story everything. Non stories curtailed his bid to the presidency. The trouble with Herman is he needs to learn he is not in control of non stories, or at lease after he has half raped a few women, his control should have come before he thought he was entitled to all the women on payrolls he controls. Guess old Herman is just another “victim” along with any woman within fifty feet of him.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:14 pm

USMC

Actually it’s PAID NO FEDERAL INCOME TAXES…not no taxes….

and a note from his bean counter looks terrible….

USMC

September 21st, 2012
3:15 pm

“SOMEONE” told Harry Reid that Mitt Romney PAYS NO TAXES! LOL! You guys are idiots! :-)

Harry Reid Accuses Romney of tax evasion on Senate floor…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VOIFRH0Zgs

Thomas heyward Jr

September 21st, 2012
3:17 pm

The problem is……….the Grand Ole Progressive Party always picks a candidate that is TOO similar to the Demo-Candidate.
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The MAJORITY of Decent Americans(google if you must)… reject both candidates and their rotten respective collectivist ideaology.
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And the number of Decent Americans who reject Washington’s terrible influence……… is growing.
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Ron Paul 2012 or 2016.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:18 pm

Oh and

USMC

it’s specific years that count……

2008 and 2009

your mission is to figure out why those two years are the most important.

Moderate Line

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

how is the post office in your lil’ hamlet Kami? Doing well?

Oddly, I have no idea. I’ve been a part-time resident here for the past three years, and I think I have only been to the local PO once.

BTW, every story that references : Pelosi Threatens Media: ‘Maybe The People Writing These Stories’ Should Release Their Tax Returns goes here

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/07/19/Pelosi-Threatens-Media-Maybe-The-People-Writing-These-Stories-Should-Release-Their-Tax-Returns

Zebra

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

After John McCain saw Romney’s tax returns, he chose Sarah Palin for VP.

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

an empty bath tub is as deep as a full one

trippy, man.

TaxPayer

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

What line item on his 1040 are Mitt’s Cayman Islands and Swiss earnings listed under.

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
3:19 pm

The Republicans have done it to themselves, Jay. If they were going to run on changing Washington by bringing in new ideas, then they should have tried giving us something besides their old failed Bush ideas times two. I mean, doubling down on trickle-down? Really, y’all?

Newt, Michele, Herman, Mitt, Rick and the other Rick, Abraham Lincoln couldn’t sell us that Grand Old Pile of sh*t! :)

USMC

September 21st, 2012
3:20 pm

“Darn 14.1 % in total taxes…what a dream !!!!!
Well Romney is not like the rest of the country folks, and he made his money out sourcing American jobs, and being the modern day Gordon Gekko !”–Peter

More SOCIALIST CLAPTRAP from another loser who spends his life on blogs and envying what other people have EARNED through hard work and good fortune.

Peter, let go of your hate for successful people and get off your lazy, fat a$$ and go earn your own money. Socialism does not work. It has been proven to be a failed system. :-)

That Black Guy

September 21st, 2012
3:20 pm

joe

September 21st, 2012
2:11 pm
Fixed your title”

Barack Obama and America’s Bad Case of Buyer’s Remorse

For all of you who voted for our dictator, how you feeling now? Worst….President….Ever! If you vote for this buffoon again, you are un-american.
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Please, PLEASE explain how Obama is a dictator.

As far as being un-American, I think those who do not capitalize the letter “A” in Anerican is un-American.

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:20 pm

USMC — “Once again, The Leftwing nut jobs prove to be the liars that they truly are:
Leftwing Liberal Senator Harry Reid LIED!”

How, exactly? How’s that been *proven?*

“And you uneducated/ignorant Socialist buffoons here on Jay’s Blog believed the Liberal LIE that Mitt Romney “paid no taxes”, Incredible!”

I don’t know about you, but my tax forms for 2011 and prior years have been complete for a long time. If I needed to provide them for any purpose, it wouldn’t take me months and months to clean them up and revise them before I could provide them. So IMO there’s still something Romney’s not telling us.

Frankly, I think he’s one of those SOBs that the IRS threatened with prosecution for hiding assets in Swiss bank accounts and who the Swiss bank UBS ratted out. I think he got immunity — as many of those threatened did get it when they agreed to come clean to the IRS — and I think he RESTATED his taxes because of that.

I don’t believe he’s been *proven* to have not paid his taxes, but I also don’t believe that Reid has been *proven* to have lied, either. I think the truth is somewhere in between, but I don’t think Romney will share that truth with us. At least, I don’t think he’ll do it *willingly.*

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:21 pm

Distrust of media hits new high.

yeah, if you drill down in that story, those numbers are driven by crybaby self-identifying Republicans who basically can’t bear having to read all those mean things about their political heroes.

Moderate Line

September 21st, 2012
3:21 pm

After all the ad spending Gallup poll 47 to 47.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150743/Obama-Romney.aspx

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

September 21st, 2012
3:22 pm

And if we get 2008 and 2009 we’d have to check to see if they had been amended…..

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:22 pm

…I should add, there was a time when mainstream Republicans acknowledged the need for an actual independent press, capable of writing and reporting news for all Americans. They’ve now mostly fallen into formation, accusing anything that is to the left of Fox News as being hopelessly “liberal.”

(whatever “liberal” is even supposed to mean, nowadays.)

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
3:23 pm

What about a bathtub that’s half-full? Hmmmm……..

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
3:24 pm

another loser who spends his life on blogs

kettlepot syndrome

Mighty Righty

September 21st, 2012
3:24 pm

Ask Ambassador Stephens family if the Ambassador is better off than he was four years ago. Ask the 17 million unemployed in this country if they are better off than they were four years ago. Ask your children and grand children who have been left with an enormous debt run up by this president if they will be better off with no jobs, no future and a world on the verge of collapse into anarchy and civil riots. Turn on your TV and you will see with your own eyes what this presidents policies have caused muslims to do world wide. Watch the muslims burn Obama in effigy and set fire to our flag in more than forty countries. These are people our president apologised to just a few days ago and blamed us in a 15 minute movie. Seriously, we have a president who just said he couldn’t get things done and his foreign policy is based on “turn the other cheek”. Right this minute Obama and Hillary are running tv commercials in Pakistan think muslims give one happy damn about what they think. Just think how you would feel if those people were armed by Iran with nucleur weapons? Iran is close, very, very close ans they have missle to delivee thsoe weapons. Our child like president thought just his presence in the white house would solve our problems with the muslim world. Well has it? Four years ago we were better off financially by trillions of wasted dollars and by world wide RESPECT by other countries. No, today our refusal to lead has brought us and the the world to the verge of a major economic collapse. We are on the verge of a world war caused by our incompetent, stupid and arrogant president. The polls show we will probably get rid of him in January. I just hope we can survive until then.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 21st, 2012
3:25 pm

I would commend Romney for the 4 million in charitable contributions with an *. I would like to see the details on these charities first. Hopefully they are legitimate charities, and not political organizations which exist to serve his goals.

Rightwing Troll

September 21st, 2012
3:27 pm

Huntsman is looking pretty good right about now, ain’t he wingnuts???

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:27 pm

The HURRRRRRRR is strong with Righty today.

Regnad Kcin

September 21st, 2012
3:27 pm

“The polls show we will probably get rid of him in January.”

Do what?

getalife

September 21st, 2012
3:28 pm

God Bless the AARP and welcome to New Orleans.

Thank you for expressing your opinions to ryan.

Make no mistake Seniors, the gop voted to end Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Just check ryan’s voting record.

It does not lie.

Rightwing Troll

September 21st, 2012
3:28 pm

Speaking of Mittens, I heard he is definitely going to think about releasing his 2011 tax returns… LET THE SUN SHINE IN BABY!!!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
3:28 pm

Hey godless, if you’re around — what’s the line on TTITPB?

TaxPayer

September 21st, 2012
3:29 pm

What is Mitt’s effective earnings per outsourced American job? And how much does his tax rate drop per outsourced job?

Joe Hussein Mama

September 21st, 2012
3:29 pm

RINO — “I would commend Romney for the 4 million in charitable contributions with an *. I would like to see the details on these charities first. Hopefully they are legitimate charities, and not political organizations which exist to serve his goals.”

Bear in mind that Mormons are *obliged* as an article of faith to tithe a minimum of 10% to the LDS church in order to remain in good standing I find that sizable charitable donation troubling, and I suspect that it’s a lot closer to 10% of what Romney actually *grossed* that year than it appears to be, based on the stats he provided.

paulo977

September 21st, 2012
3:30 pm

That Black Guy

September 21st, 2012
3:30 pm

Duper

September 21st, 2012
2:29 pm
My remorse is that Lefty didn’t have an iota of kick b’whatTedness to support of revolution in Iran…only the lick b’whatTdness to lick muslim brotherhood’s crotch.
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“Translator to aisle 3, Translator to aisle 3. There’s GOBBLYGOOK all over the floor.”

Rightwing Troll

September 21st, 2012
3:31 pm

As I understand it, members of the LDS are subjected to financial audits and everything.

getalife

September 21st, 2012
3:31 pm

Some great new rock and roll came out.

Soundgarden, Stone Sour, Linkin Park and others.

Lets rock and roll.

kayaker 71

September 21st, 2012
3:32 pm

Romney 320 electoral votes. Bozo 218. Count on it, liberals.

getalife

September 21st, 2012
3:33 pm

He did release taxes.

Two years.

I think he should match our President just to be fair and balanced.