Are Mitt’s money men putting away the checkbooks?

From Fox Business News:

The Romney campaign is experiencing what some officials believe could be the beginning of a mass exodus of big money donors diverting their cash away from the Republican presidential hopeful and toward Republican candidates for the House and Senate races more likely to win in November, the FOX Business Network has learned.

The trend isn’t at the acute stage, at least not yet, said one person with direct knowledge of the matter. This person, a major player in Romney’s New York fundraising circles, confirmed to FOX Business that a few New York donors have backed away from financial commitments to the Romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the Republicans hold on to the House of Representatives, and pick up seats in the Senate.

But another person with direct knowledge of the matter says the trend, though nascent, is more geographically broad based, and reflects an increasing degree of anxiety both with what they believe is the tentative nature of the Romney campaign, and recent poll numbers that show President Obama with a lead, particularly in key battleground states, that some Republican contributors are starting to believe is insurmountable.

“This isn’t just a New York trend,” this person said. “It’s beginning to occur all over the place.”

If Romney does well in tomorrow night’s debate, that trend may be stopped dead in its tracks. On the other hand, if he achieves a draw or less, the disenchantment is likely to deepen, with important consequences for fundraising efforts.

A mediocre performance in Denver would also inspire another, more aggressive round of anti-Romney sniping and backstabbing from conservative media and politicians, which has the potential to do a lot more damage to the Romney cause than a withdrawal of financial support. I’ve already been struck by the fact that many conservative pundits and media figures have been even more dismissive of Romney’s chances than have their counterparts on the left. Given the right opening, they seem quite ready to bury him and move on.

– Jay Bookman

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East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
4:47 pm

Brosephus™, I think that is their mission statement or at least somewhere in the core values.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 2nd, 2012
4:48 pm

Don’t be surprised if those same “New York financial guys” start pouring money into the Obama campaign hoping that it’ll help get them access sometime in the next four years. They’re nothing if not craven.

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
4:49 pm

Can’t imagine why ladies, in bikinis, on the ice, wouldn’t do well

What the puck,me either!

St Simons

October 2nd, 2012
4:49 pm

E. C. RINO — “http://lingeriebasketball.com/”

Joe – “Where beauty meets the hardwood.”

ok, you KNOW the name for the Portland team……

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 2nd, 2012
4:49 pm

BTW, the Obama campaign celebrated their 10 millionth contributor yesterday. 10 million individual contributors to the campaign. Think about how many votes that will turn into compared to Romney’s huge donors only strategy.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
4:50 pm

“Friends don’t let friends watch bikini basketball……………”

Oh yes they do………

I think we’ve just found our blog get-together spot.

There is still no announcement where the Atlanta Fleet Angels will play, though….

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
4:50 pm

GT, that almost sounds like Republicans are goth with the brooding and all. Considering goth is into vampires and blood sucking, it all makes sense now.

bman

October 2nd, 2012
4:52 pm

Bikini Basketball?? What??

Will Aquagirl be playing ?

willydoit?

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

I think it is pretty smart to donate to the Republican candidates for the House and Senate races, if those guys are reelected, those are also votes for Romney.
Work on keeping the house, get the presidential votes for free!

Most Americans vote down the party line anyway.

How many of you Dims will vote for John Lewis, but not vote for Obama?

pogo

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

With his absolute loyalty to Obama and everything leftist, Jay continues to destroy what our founding fathers meant when they granted freedom of speech for the press. They meant for the press to be the last line of defense for the American people in their hope that the press would be unwavering in their pursuit of the truth about politicians no matter which party they were covering. We all now know that this was a naive hope. Jay, in a small way, is proof of it. He, like most journalists now cannot find one single fault with Obama. Yes, Romney has his faults but Obama is pushing this country towards absolute destruction with his ineptness and lack of leadership and these things are proven. Our country is in a death spiral and still all Jay and the Obama lackey’s in the press can talk about is Romney. Your children and your grand children will one day thank you Jay for selling out their freedom because once the government takes over basically every facet of their lives, they will live as slaves. Personal achievement will be dead and there will be no need to exceed in anything. In just the pass few weeks the extent of Obama’s total ineptitude as a leader have been shown and Jay and the liberal press simply chose to ignore it because of the election. You should be proud Jay. You stand for nothing.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
4:54 pm

Portland ?????????????????????

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

ogop, did you turn that wascally wetailer in to the police for selling lottery tickets to people using plastic?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

Our country is in a death spiral and still all Jay and the Obama lackey’s in the press can talk about is Romney.

No, we’re talking about bikini basketball.

Do try to keep up.

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

Think about how many votes that will turn into compared to Romney’s huge donors only strategy.

Had nothing to do with strategy,ByteMe.He just knew that us 47%ers weren’t going to send him any money. :grin:

St Simons

October 2nd, 2012
4:55 pm

Portland Beavers

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
4:57 pm

George W. Bush was a fiscal conservative????????????????

Oh my goodness.

Life in the parallel reality called RepubliLaLaLand…

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
4:59 pm

No, we’re talking about bikini basketball.

Do try to keep up.

:lol:

alittlecommonsense

October 2nd, 2012
4:59 pm

No… he didn’t excite the batshiite crazies who rule in the primaries, the responses here indicate that he was a very viable and palatable choice for those of us in the middle.

Do you really expect anyone to believe you are “in the middle”? Middle of what – Mussolini and Marx?

barking frog

October 2nd, 2012
5:00 pm

Romney has deep pockets.
The donors may be slowing
because he is slowing. If
he was confident he’d
spend the hundred million
in the 401k.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:00 pm

Portland Beavers

Now that is funny right there. No matter who you are. Bless the pygmies.

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:00 pm

Portland Beavers

OMG!!!!!

alittlecommonsense

October 2nd, 2012
5:03 pm

George W. Bush was a fiscal conservative????????????????

Actually I think we have all agreed that he wasn’t fiscally conservative. I personally found that highly disappointing with his presidency.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:03 pm

Portland Beavers

And my wife’s from Oregon! :D

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:04 pm

josef

October 2nd, 2012
4:41 pm

FRED

Well, they do run a pretty good Ho House! :-)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

And you would know HOW? :lol:

They DO have some of the best drag shows around on New Orleans don’t they?

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:06 pm

FRED

Got family in the bidness! :-)

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:06 pm

There is still no announcement where the Atlanta Fleet Angels will play, though….

I offer my backyard. I’ll build a court…….

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

And my wife’s from Oregon!

I sure hope she didn’t see you type about those redheads in underware! :grin:

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:09 pm

Not only was he not fiscally conservative, he was not remotely fiscally responsible. Or even competent. Eclipsing even Reagan as the worst of the worst in that regard.

Because of him and his gang of warmongering idiots, the GOP brand is now HIGHLY toxic.

And I suspect that the Republicans will not see the inside of the White house for another 12 years.

At a minimum.

Primarily because they have demonstrated that they are utterly unwilling to learn from their endless debacles and change one iota.

Which is fine by me…

A Simple Man

October 2nd, 2012
5:09 pm

*sigh*

I keep waiting for the article that says, “Vote Obama! Here’s the great things he’s done!”

Insert cricket noise….

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:10 pm

pogo

October 2nd, 2012
4:53 pm

With his absolute loyalty to Obama and everything leftist, Jay continues to destroy what our founding fathers meant when they granted freedom of speech for the press. They meant for the press to be the last line of defense for the American people in their hope that the press would be unwavering in their pursuit of the truth about politicians no matter which party they were covering. We all now know that this was a naive hope. Jay, in a small way, is proof of it. He, like most journalists now cannot find one single fault with Obama. Yes, Romney has his faults but Obama is pushing this country towards absolute destruction with his ineptness and lack of leadership and these things are proven. Our country is in a death spiral and still all Jay and the Obama lackey’s in the press can talk about is Romney. Your children and your grand children will one day thank you Jay for selling out their freedom because once the government takes over basically every facet of their lives, they will live as slaves. Personal achievement will be dead and there will be no need to exceed in anything. In just the pass few weeks the extent of Obama’s total ineptitude as a leader have been shown and Jay and the liberal press simply chose to ignore it because of the election. You should be proud Jay. You stand for nothing.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You on the other hand stand for a whole bunch. You stand for every other ignorant poster who comes here who doesn’t know what in the hell the term, “Opinion Blog” means.

Is it tough going through life being so simple? How would you describe Kyle? Or Neal? Or Rush? Or Sean?

I want the 30 seconds of my life back that I just wasted on you.

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:11 pm

Sorry, but from what I’ve seen of most women bballers, I’m not that interested.

Now, women’s tennis in bikinis and I might actually watch a match…

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:11 pm

FRED
Speaking of, did you ever see the Black Birds back in the day?

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:11 pm

A Simple Man

October 2nd, 2012
5:09 pm

*sigh*

I keep waiting for the article that says, “Vote ObamaRomney! Here’s the great things he’s done!”

Insert cricket noise….
+++++++++++++++++++++++++

There. I fixed that for you.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:11 pm

Scootter — “I sure hope she didn’t see you type about those redheads in underware!”

Wifey is aware of my . . . ah . . . interest in readheads. She says I can read the menu, but I’m not allowed to order anything. :D

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:12 pm

Enter your comments hereI offer my backyard. I’ll build a court…….

If I can get Kam to come down and help I will build the bleachers! Let’s do this!!!

bman

October 2nd, 2012
5:12 pm

“I offer my backyard. I’ll build a court”

I’ll serve hotdogs and be the waterboy…all for free. In fact, I’ll pay to do it

Rightwing Troll

October 2nd, 2012
5:12 pm

“Do you really expect anyone to believe you are “in the middle”? Middle of what – Mussolini and Marx?”

An idiot like yourself will believe what you want to believe, never mind the truth. It’s morons like you who have dragged the party so far to the right that a good old fashioned centrist now simply appears to be far left… it’s a illusion perpetrated by cro-magnon troglodytes such as yourself who choose to live in a Faux news augmented reality…

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:13 pm

josef: It doesn’t ring a bell, but if they were in the French Quarter in the late 70’s early 80’s I did.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:13 pm

K’Chak — “About our discussion yesterday on the cost of the ID card compared to what is spent”

I know that cost and expense of such a program is a big concern for you. Assuming that the $6-8 billion figure is correct, what’s your opinion on that? Outrageous and indefensible? Unbelievable bargain? Somewhere in between?

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:15 pm

Wifey is aware of my . . . ah . . . interest in readheads. She says I can read the menu, but I’m not allowed to order anything.

You lucky devil,My wife wouldn’t even let me read the menu without getting mad. lol

Rightwing Troll

October 2nd, 2012
5:15 pm

“I keep waiting for the article that says, “Vote Obama! Here’s the great things he’s done!”

Insert cricket noise….”

Even more telling, is the fact that he’s winning WITHOUT having to produce such an ad…

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:17 pm

You lucky devil,My wife wouldn’t even let me read the menu without getting mad.

Does she change the channel when a Wendy’s commercial comes on?

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:18 pm

Rightwing Troll

October 2nd, 2012
5:12 pm

Why don’t you tell us how you REALLY feel! :shock:

They BOTH suck

October 2nd, 2012
5:18 pm

Does she change the channel when a Wendy’s commercial comes on?

_____________________________

That was “badabing” good

too funny

:-)

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:18 pm

FRED

Coast, late 60s to mid 70s…they did their own material…real cabaret style…

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:19 pm

I’d also note that not only was GWB not anything within the Hubble telescope of being fiscally responsible, those other descriptions were equally ludicrous.

Lesson number one – Neocons are NOT conservatives.

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:20 pm

Does she change the channel when a Wendy’s commercial comes on?

Yes,cause she knew I was a pedophykle also! :shock:

USMC

October 2nd, 2012
5:20 pm

“I guess we’ll see about 5-10 bash Mitt posts per day from Bookman the closer the election gets and the closer the polls get. Whatsamatter Bookman, you feeling the heat today? LOL”–Joe

No, Jay Bookman is too far under the ETHER to feel anything, let alone heat.

He is merely following the Party’s Marching orders passed down to him from the Party’s Political Operatives.

Jay is told to spread as much negative and deceptive Propaganda on Mitt Romney as possible. :-)

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:21 pm

E. C. Rino — “Does she change the channel when a Wendy’s commercial comes on?”

That little cutie is easy on the eyes. I sure wouldn’t have minded a GF that looked like her when I was an undergrad.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:21 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

I’m of the opinion that ID card is gonna be in the neighborhood of $100 per head to produce and distribute, which puts the cost at $20.7 billion.

Like you, I have qualms about the giving-up-the-data-loss-of-freedom issue, but if it means fair elections….well, I dunno.

What I do know is that faced with this kind of expenditure (2-3 times what the cost of ad buys for the entire 2012 election cycle), taxpayers are gonna scream, NO, F*CK NO!

Krystal'sBalls

October 2nd, 2012
5:21 pm

I hope for a Romney defeat, if for no other reason (and I have more than a few) than to send a message that the office of the President cannot be bought. I think it would work wonders for the electoral process and empowering the American public to realize that information and civic engagement can trump sheer dollars every time.

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:23 pm

Jay is told to spread as much negative and deceptive Propaganda on Mitt Romney as possible.

And what’s sad is that there is so MUCH to tell that he can’t get it all in before the election. He started too late……..

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:27 pm

“………… the office of the President cannot be bought…………….”

Until congress grows a pair and passes a law which effectively overturns a little SCOTUS ruling you may have heard about, that will continue to be the case. And the price will go way higher next time around. I am certain Obama would sign such a law and Romney would veto it.

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:28 pm

Off Topic: (like I hadn’t already been there) but I am hopeing someone can help me.
Every time I hit refresh a message comes on at tha bottom of the page saying”Internet Explorer has modified this page to prevent cross-cite scripting”. Anyone please!!!

pogo

October 2nd, 2012
5:28 pm

If Jay and his buddies in the liberal press can’t find one thing to criticize or even investigate about Obama, then everyone of you should be scared. They are rapidly becoming nothing but an arm of a propaganda machine for the federal government who only tell you what you want to hear.

kayaker 71

October 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

“ready to ditch him and move on”…… Pray tell, dear host, give us some concrete examples of people who have “ditched” our candidate. Links to their comments and who said it.

Aquagirl

October 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

Bikini Basketball?? What??

Will Aquagirl be playing ?

You wish. :)

Jay

October 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

kayaker, maybe you should read more carefully.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:30 pm

Every time I hit refresh a message comes on at tha bottom of the page saying”Internet Explorer has modified this page to prevent cross-cite scripting”. Anyone please!!!

Download and switch to FireFox or Google Chrome

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

Real Scootter? Have you upgraded to IE 9?

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

Okay, Romney folks…I’m gay, I’m doing okay financially, and my big concern is foreign policy…tell me why I should vote for Romney…

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

Real Scootter, I used to have all kinds of weirdness refreshing these pages (they should auto refresh but I digress), then someone suggested I turn off compatibility mode and it works much better.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:32 pm

Will Aquagirl be playing ?

You wish.

Maybe your signature red tie-dyed?

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:32 pm

K’Chak — “Like you, I have qualms about the giving-up-the-data-loss-of-freedom issue, but if it means fair elections….well, I dunno.”

I know. It irritates me, too, but I just can’t think of another way to do it.

“What I do know is that faced with this kind of expenditure (2-3 times what the cost of ad buys for the entire 2012 election cycle), taxpayers are gonna scream, NO, F*CK NO!”

At the same time, we’ll hear some of the Cro-Magnons on the other political side screaming DEPORT THEM ALL, and I’ve got to ask — how the eff much do they think THAT will cost? And it *still* won’t secure our voting system and our labor markets.

Back when I was a enterprise systems consultant, a very wise lady explained to me that every major IT project has three dimensions along which it can be measured. Those dimensions are Speed, Cost and Quality. It’s not possible to max the scale on all three, but you can max the scale on *two.*

She explained that if the client wants the product to be Fast and Good, it won’t be Cheap.

If the client wants Cheap and Good, they can’t have it Fast.

And if the client wants Fast and Cheap, it won’t be any Good.

I think we can agree that we want a high-quality system to secure our voting system, our job market, and our Federal benefits system. Quality is a high priority, otherwise we wouldn’t be spending the money.

So do we do it Cheap and Slow, or Expensive and Fast? What are your thoughts?

kayaker 71

October 2nd, 2012
5:32 pm

Bookman, 5:29,

I am reading just fine. You don’t specifically say who this mystery GOP person is or give us a link to what he said. You are always demanding that persons that post “certain knowledge” of an event prove it. So prove it.

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:33 pm

Read ‘em and weep, 71… (There are plenty more.)

Nervousness first surfaced publicly among Republican Senate candidates two weeks ago, with the disclosure of a video of Romney saying 47 percent of Americans pay no income taxes and a like percentage view themselves as victims who are entitled to government benefits. As a candidate, he said, “my job is not to worry” about them.

Linda McMahon, making a second try for a Senate seat from Connecticut, quickly expressed a different opinion. “I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care,” she said in a statement released by her campaign.

Republican Rep. Dean Heller, in a competitive race for a Senate seat in Nevada, said, “My mom was a school cafeteria cook, so I have a very different view of the world than the one Romney expressed.”

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, running for the Senate, said, “The presidential thing is bound to have an impact on every election.”

From that liberal rag:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/GOP-Romney-Worries/2012/10/02/id/458411

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:33 pm

Aquagirl

October 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

Bikini Basketball?? What??

Will Aquagirl be playing ?

You wish.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

No kidding right? I mean come on it’s all in the name, AQUAgirl. She does water polo………..

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:34 pm

Real Scootter — “Every time I hit refresh a message comes on at tha bottom of the page saying”Internet Explorer has modified this page to prevent cross-cite scripting”. Anyone please!!!”

It’s most likely a script embedded in the banner ad at the top of your page. Sometimes I get Stack Overflow errors on the AJC’s home page when one of those ugly, graphics-heavy monsters comes lumbering onto my screen.

Erwin's cat

October 2nd, 2012
5:36 pm

ByteMe – BTW, the Obama campaign celebrated their 10 millionth contributor yesterday. 10 million individual contributors to the campaign. Think about how many votes that will turn into compared to Romney’s huge donors only strategy

foreigners can’t vote silly :D

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:36 pm

WASHINGTON — Two Republicans in tight Senate races went a long way to distance themselves from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Wednesday — all the way back to their childhoods.

Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.) both disparaged Romney’s recently revealed opinions that he wasn’t worried about 47 percent of Americans because they don’t pay federal income taxes and would only support President Barack Obama.

Brown is challenged by former consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren, who has been running as a champion of the middle class. Heller is facing Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley in a state that’s been among the hardest hit by the Great Recession and most dependent on federal aid.

In an effort to prove they are not like the wealthy Romney and far more understanding of people suffering misfortune, both pointed to hardscrabble upbringings.

“I think that people who are in those situations are not there by choice. They want to work,” Brown told reporters. “My mom and dad were married and divorced four times each. [I] lived in 17 houses by the time I was 18.

“My mom did get assistance, and it’s something I remember very clearly,” Brown said, linking his trip down memory lane to his current service. “That’s why I’ve been fighting for LIHEAP [Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program], and food stamps, and unemployment benefits for people to give them that helping hand that they need.”

BTW, is Brown still a RINO?

Brosephus™

October 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

Rightwing Troll

If I were not laughing so hard, I’d have to throw an unsportsmanlike conduct flag on you for your 5:12 post. You led with the helmet, grabbed the facemask, and horse collar tackled with that one. I’d hate to know how you really felt. :)

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USMC

He is merely following the Party’s Marching orders passed down to him from the Party’s Political Operatives.

The only way you would know of such a thing is if you received and responded to the same marching orders. Ao, if you know he’s answering to marching orders, why are you trying to pretend to be a Conservative here?

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:38 pm

Thanks Kam and Fred! Well maybe I shouldn’t thank you Fred.You went waaaay over my head!
I have no idea what EI 9 is.lol

Aquagirl

October 2nd, 2012
5:38 pm

She does water polo………..

Thank god you didn’t say “synchronized swimming.”

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

Now they all want to be like me. I was RINO when RINO wasn’t cool.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

So do we do it Cheap and Slow, or Expensive and Fast? What are your thoughts?

Well, being a carpenter, the saying is “measure twice, cut once.”

I’m willing to pay for it and would consider it money well spent if only it would quit the damned whining about those very issue you cited — voting, jobs market and fed benefits — but it won’t. Some people just need to bitch about something.

So I say spend the money and take the time to get it right the first time, ’cause god knows I hate to pay for something multiple times.

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

BIG DADDY

Who’s bright idea was this 100 posts per page thingie? I don’t like it. I don’t like that new layout on the home page either…

Erwin's cat

October 2nd, 2012
5:40 pm

sorry (sorta) for the drive by…on the road again

Jay

October 2nd, 2012
5:40 pm

No, kayaker. You are NOT reading fine. And your insistence otherwise compounds your problem.

When did I allege that any conservatives “have ditched our candidate”? I did write that “Given the right opening, they seem quite ready to bury him and move on,” but I never claimed they had already done so.

I think you’ve just gone on my “do not reply to” list.

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:41 pm

Even the nasty George “Macaca” Allen is jumping off the USS Mittitanic…

In addition to Lingle, former Virginia Sen. George Allen, running against former Gov. Tim Kaine in a bid to return to the Senate, also distanced himself from Romney’s remarks in a debate Thursday, saying that he has “his own point of view” on the matter, and that Americans “don’t look at themselves as victims.”

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:41 pm

tell me why I should vote for Romney

Cause he will bomb Iran and help the Jews!

Jay

October 2nd, 2012
5:42 pm

Josef, the 100-posts-per-page decision is mine, and can be changed if we get a consensus of users against it.

Home-page design, on the other hand, is a decision made above my pay grade.

A Simple Man

October 2nd, 2012
5:43 pm

Fred

Obama is the President. He should be the one touting the great things he’s done. Romney is not. He should be saying what he will do. Neither side is following the script. Wonder why??

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:44 pm

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

October 2nd, 2012
5:31 pm

I hate to ask this but can you tell me how to turn off copatability mode?

JamVet

October 2nd, 2012
5:44 pm

Oops. i left out the person referenced in my last…

‘I am not a rubber stamp for the national party and I am not responsible for the statements of Mitt Romney,’ Linda Lingle, GOP Senate candidate from Hawaii said in an email. ‘With that said, I do not agree with his characterization of all individuals who are receiving government assistance, as I know many of them are driven, hard-working individuals who are actively working to better the situation of their ‘ohana. It is not fair to place these individuals into any one category. The people of Hawaii know I don’t believe in labels and I know they don’t either.’

jewcowboy

October 2nd, 2012
5:44 pm

“Internet Explorer”

That would be your answer.

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:44 pm

REAL SCOOTER

He got a time line on that? Bibi and Barak do…it’s right there in black, white and red! :-)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

October 2nd, 2012
5:45 pm

Josef, the 100-posts-per-page decision is mine, and can be changed if we get a consensus of users against it.

NO!

I hated the 50 per page thingie, especially if it has an embed video.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:45 pm

K’Chak — “So I say spend the money and take the time to get it right the first time, ’cause god knows I hate to pay for something multiple times.”

That’s pretty much how I feel about it. get it done right the first time and take the time to ensure that we can get those cards into every actual citizen’s hands by the go-live date. And that’s not something that can be done in weeks or months, like the Republicans seem to think.

They’re doing it fast (weeks or months). They’re doing it cheaply (not spending much or any money on it). Ergo, their solutions won’t be any good. QED.

Krystal'sBalls

October 2nd, 2012
5:45 pm

@East Cobb

I think a Romney and (big bucks) defeat could most certainly give teeth to an effort to go after CU.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:46 pm

Scootter — “I hate to ask this but can you tell me how to turn off copatability mode?”

Depending on your browser, there might be a little button to the immediate right of your URL window (the place where the long web address appears) that looks like a sheet of paper torn into two halves.

If you have such a button, click it.

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:46 pm

Brosephus™

October 2nd, 2012
5:37 pm

Rightwing Troll

If I were not laughing so hard, I’d have to throw an unsportsmanlike conduct flag on you for your 5:12 post. You led with the helmet, grabbed the facemask, and horse collar tackled with that one. I’d hate to know how you really felt. :)
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Really? And here I thought it was a three pointer that hit nothing but net………

Joe Hussein Mama

October 2nd, 2012
5:47 pm

“Internet Explorer”

Internet Exploder

jewcowboy

October 2nd, 2012
5:48 pm

“100-posts-per-page”

Not that it counts for much…but me likee.

josef

October 2nd, 2012
5:48 pm

JAY
Thanks for the answer…two reasons I don’t like it…it makes it hard to go scrolling up and down and I kinda like that 50 break…it makes it easier to step back for a few minutes, say, and be able to catch up…it’s easier, for me anyway, to remember something say, from p 8 and then go back and find it out of 50 than out of 100. On the other hand, when coming in like downstairs where I really AM interested in what folks had to say, the 100 works better…

bman

October 2nd, 2012
5:48 pm

Sorry AG .. .. Didn’t know you were around !

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:48 pm

Real Scootter

October 2nd, 2012
5:38 pm

Thanks Kam and Fred! Well maybe I shouldn’t thank you Fred.You went waaaay over my head!
I have no idea what EI 9 is.lol
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Actually that was IE9 not EI 9. That stands for Internet Explorer version 9, the latest one.

I hate to do this but since you lacked even that most basic of computer knowledge skills I’m forced to.

Stand up and back SLOWLY away from your computer with your hands up. I’ve programmed it to self destruct in 15 seconds

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13………

Aquagirl

October 2nd, 2012
5:49 pm

Cause he will bomb Iran and help the Jews!

Including the fake Jews?

Doggone/GA

October 2nd, 2012
5:50 pm

“Josef, the 100-posts-per-page decision is mine, and can be changed if we get a consensus of users against it”

I prefer it to the 50 per page format

Fred ™

October 2nd, 2012
5:50 pm

Well, being a carpenter, the saying is “measure twice, cut once.”

Well that don’t work. I mean I cut this thing twice and it’s STILL too short…….