Mitt Romney, exit stage right. A little quicker, please …

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Mitt Romney tried to explain his loss Wednesday to disappointed financial backers by telling them that he would have gotten away with it without that durned 47 percent:

“The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people. In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups.”

“With regards to African American voters, ‘Obamacare’ was a huge plus — and was highly motivational to African American voters. You can imagine for somebody making $25—, or $30—, or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free healthcare — particularly if you don’t have it, getting free healthcare worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity, I mean this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free healthcare was a big plus….”

“With regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for the children of illegals — the so-called Dream Act kids — was a huge plus for that voting group. On the negative side, of course, they always characterized us as being anti-immigrant, being tough on illegal immigration, and so forth, so that was very effective with that group.”

So let me get this straight: When Romney, in the first debate, promised a tax cut to the middle class, he wasn’t promising them a gift? When he wooed his backers on Wall Street by telling them that he would repeal Dodd Frank, abolish the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and lower corporate taxes, that wasn’t promising a gift?

When he went to Viriginia to promise to build even more nuclear-powered submarines that just happened to be built right there in Virginia, that wasn’t a gift? When he went to coal country to promise to weaken environmental regulations that protect the air we breathe, that wasn’t a gift? When he traveled to Florida to promise to replace $716 billion in Medicare funding allegedly cut by the Obama administration, that wasn’t a gift?

Or is it only a “gift” when offered to poor African Americans or Hispanic Americans?

All in all, it is quite something to see complaints about pandering from a man who wafted in the political breeze with all the gravity of a dandelion seed.

It’s true that Romney’s political career has now ended, and that his sole remaining function is to sit on the stage during the inaugural ceremonies, his presence required as official recognition of his own defeat. But the mindset that he revealed in that infamous “47 percent” tape, the mindset that he confirms in his latest remarks, continues to be a serious problem for the party he represented.

And once again, Bobby Jindal of all people gets it. Asked about Romney’s remarks in a press conference, Jindal became “visibly agitated,” Politico reports.

“No, I think that’s absolutely wrong. Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.

“And, secondly, we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education. … So, I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think that’s absolutely wrong.”

He reiterated the points for emphasis.

“I don’t think that represents where we are as a party and where we’re going as a party,” he said. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we’re going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions.”


– Jay Bookman

382 comments Add your comment

Brosephus™

November 15th, 2012
7:53 am

To paraphrase Rush, “I’m glad he failed!!”

Fly-On-The-Wall

November 15th, 2012
7:56 am

I’m guessing Mitt didn’t learn from what the election showed. As a side note, how many ‘gifts’ would he have given if elected? Sauce & Goose come to mind.

Fly-On-The-Wall

November 15th, 2012
7:56 am

Woo Hoo! I’m # 2!!

Paul

November 15th, 2012
7:59 am

I read the newspaper article first, then this.

It removed any thoughts I’d been entertaining that if Mitt had won, maybe he’d have done okay.

As Gov Jindal put it, Mitt still doesn’t get it. Talk about a compartmented mind.

Fly-On-The-Wall

November 15th, 2012
7:59 am

So far Jinal seems to be the only Republican who is saying publicly that he gets it. He knows what the American people said in this election.

Jack

November 15th, 2012
8:00 am

I’m a proud Obama voter still waiting for my gift. I feel entitled to all that the constitution promises.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:01 am

And Obama’s actually talking to this guy about what he can do in the context of the next Obama administration? Seriously? Mr. I’m Not So Christian When I’m Talking To Other People With Money?

Let him go play with his car elevator and leave the important stuff to people who think big.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:03 am

Oh, do stick around, Mitt. Tell us more!

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:03 am

So far Jinal seems to be the only Republican who is saying publicly that he gets it.

I’m not quite convinced of it. He’s not saying that Republicans want to have policies that are terrible for anyone who isn’t already rich or white or able to go to another country to get an abortion. He’s saying that their messages suck. That’s not quite “getting it”.

Ronnie Raygun

November 15th, 2012
8:03 am

Let’s not forget that Mooch Romney also wanted to eliminate capital gains taxes so that he wouldn’t have to pay a dime in taxes and could live off of those of us that work for a living.

clem

November 15th, 2012
8:03 am

after delivering good concession speech, he reverts to evil mitt. how about releasing your tax returns now to show us how to reform taxes.

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 15th, 2012
8:03 am

I read somewhere where Romney gets some sort of Federal Pension and bonus for running two consequetive Presidential campaigns…AND free Obamacare……for life.
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And he’s going to take it.
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wtf

Jackie

November 15th, 2012
8:04 am

I wonder if Mr. Romney has any friends outside his immediate family?

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 15th, 2012
8:04 am

BRO

Rush? You? Really?

You gotta admit, BO is certainly giving away a bunch of free stuff…no denying that..

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:04 am

I read somewhere where Romney gets some sort of Federal Pension and bonus for running two consequetive Presidential campaigns…AND free Obamacare……for life.

Yeah, sure, because everything you read on the Internet is true. :roll:

Brosephus™

November 15th, 2012
8:05 am

Seems as if Mr. Romney’s a perfect example of the skyboxification (I love that term) of America. I don’t understand how any sane person could have ever thought that he would be capable of leading this country. He may be the best thing ever when it comes to running a company. He lacks the understanding necessary to run a country. This latest statement shows he was absolutly honest when he made that 47% comment, and I am glad he lost the election.

East Lake Ira

November 15th, 2012
8:05 am

I was promised flying cars by now dammit.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:05 am

You gotta admit, BO is certainly giving away a bunch of free stuff…no denying that..

Still waitin’ for mah phone!

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 15th, 2012
8:05 am

Got dead threaded below, so here’s the rerun… ;)

Good morning all y’all…
I’m in a little late this morning…have a phone interview with Social Security this morning so I took the day off….tomorrow too… :)

I was going through my normal morning cheezburger sites and saw this one…remind you of anybody? :D

http://cheezburger.com/6761679360

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:06 am

I was promised flying cars by now dammit.

Meet George Jetson….
His Boy Elroy….

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 15th, 2012
8:07 am

Mitt Romney certainly does show disdain for the “47%” doesn’t he? Well, he shows disdain for pretty much everyone who isn’t like him. I hope Ann keeps her promise and keeps him out of the political life.

Butch Cassidy (I)

November 15th, 2012
8:08 am

And yet people thought Romney was “out of touch”. I wonder why?

Jm

November 15th, 2012
8:08 am

Sorry

Everything Mitt said is pretty much true

Everyone loves free stuff until they have to pay

Julia

November 15th, 2012
8:08 am

or maybe Romney lost not because of PBO giving away lots of free stuff, but simply because Romney himself is a giant douche?

curious

November 15th, 2012
8:09 am

The Kelleys of Tampa, FL and Petraeus/Allen friends represent the “Real” moochers in this country.

Heard a report on NPR that they haven’t made a payment on their $1.5 million home since 2009.

Are they “Takers” or what?

TaxPayer

November 15th, 2012
8:09 am

And Mitt continues to be a loser.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:09 am

Everything Mitt said is pretty much true

Only in Republican Moocher World, where the “gifts” are tax breaks for not breaking a sweat.

Cosby

November 15th, 2012
8:09 am

When people find they can elect people who will provide for them and they do not have to work for it, then they will all live in servitude. You mention “Free” for several item but nothing is free, somehow, somewhere, it has to be paid for. So when we all decide to sit on the front porch and do nothing, then waht….again, how stupid is the USA.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 15th, 2012
8:10 am

or maybe Romney lost not because of PBO giving away lots of free stuff, but simply because Romney himself is a giant douche?

Maybe, but what woman would want to use him for that purpose?

SBinf

November 15th, 2012
8:10 am

Well Mitt is definitely derailing any chance of a cabinet appointment.

Smells like sour grapes to me.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 15th, 2012
8:10 am

How a di9abetic feels…

http://cheezburger.com/6759723520

(I should know)

Ronnie Raygun

November 15th, 2012
8:11 am

Mooch Romney loves his free stuff too. He just thinks it’s even sweeter when he steals it from workers pension funds.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 15th, 2012
8:11 am

number nine, number nine, number nine…

Butch Cassidy (I)

November 15th, 2012
8:11 am

In all honesty, I do have to give Mitt credit where credit is due. Ever since the primaries, when my frineds and I wager 10k or more, we refer to it as “I’ll bet you a Romney”. :)

DannyX

November 15th, 2012
8:11 am

“Everyone loves free stuff until they have to pay”

You mean like trillion dollar wars? Medicare Part D? Tax cuts?

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 15th, 2012
8:12 am

“Everyone loves free stuff until they have to pay” :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mario

November 15th, 2012
8:12 am

Good article, very much on point….

Brosephus™

November 15th, 2012
8:12 am

You gotta admit, BO is certainly giving away a bunch of free stuff…no denying that..

Stevie Ray

The Rush comment was HUMOR!!!! Geez dude… Do you actually think I listen to that garbage??

As to giving gifts, every single damned politician that runs for office promises something to whatever group they want to get votes from. What free stuff has Obama given away that no other president has given away before him?

ObamaPhone

November 15th, 2012
8:13 am

Truth Hurts, I guess. but it’s true. The only thing he left off was the Detroit bailout. Bought all those votes too AND with YOUR money. Get as many people on the government dime as possible and make them forget that it is possible to make a better life without them.

Banderson

November 15th, 2012
8:14 am

Romney was going to give “gifts” to the Koch brothers, Adleson and others, so it’s logical that he’d think that’s how the game works.

Whatever

November 15th, 2012
8:14 am

I wish we could setup a system where nobody was promised anything. Then step by step identify our greatest needs and fund those first until we were out of money. Then spend nothing else.

I don’t care what your pet program is if there is no money to fund it. Balance the budget!

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:15 am

about this (Which, I admit, I’m hearing for the first time just now)

“With regards to African American voters, ‘Obamacare’ was a huge plus — and was highly motivational to African American voters. You can imagine for somebody making $25—, or $30—, or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free healthcare — particularly if you don’t have it, getting free healthcare worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity

If you’re wondering where you’ve heard this kind of claptrap before…

http://mediamatters.org/video/2009/07/22/limbaugh-obamas-entire-economic-program-is-repa/152339

Mitt Romney = Rush Limbaugh on a better diet.

ITS ALL BUSH"S FAULT

November 15th, 2012
8:15 am

Robme is a punk and you CONS are losers…

Peter

November 15th, 2012
8:15 am

The Republican’s can’t get over the fact they have become Dinosaurs and want to continue to separate the American public.

Their love of country is ONLY after their love of themselves, and their judgmental ideology.

Watch now how they will refuse to work with the president, at the expense of the nation.

Butch Cassidy (I)

November 15th, 2012
8:16 am

Jm – “Everyone loves free stuff until they have to pay”

Everyone loves roads, clean air, in tact bridges, drinkable water, police, firemen, and a strong military until they have to pay. In other words, Romney supporters.

Donna Becker

November 15th, 2012
8:16 am

as long as the GOP is glued to Faux news and as long as Rush and O Reilly and Hannity continue to be the voice of the Right this attitude and message will continue to be delivered. I, as a Dem. Lib… hope they keep it up. 4 more years for us..Go HILLARY!!

Will the "REAL" Mitt Romney sit down and shut up?

November 15th, 2012
8:16 am

willydoit?

November 15th, 2012
8:16 am

So the bottom line is, the candidate that “gives” the most…wins!

Romney’s gifts just weren’t as good as Obama’s gifts.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 15th, 2012
8:17 am

I see where welfare spending since 2008 has increased 32% on the federal level which accounts for some $180 billion per year…some is of course due to unemployment but we are not even counting the not so insignificant amounts to be spend on HC..anyone who believes we will, despite the rhetoric to the contrary, no incurr hugh amounts of addtional costs are living in the the neighborhood of denial..

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:18 am

Balance the budget!

Sure thing. Soon as we’re at 4% unemployment, we can focus on that.

Until then, it’s economically suicidal to be adopting major spending cuts.

southpaw

November 15th, 2012
8:18 am

“Mitt Romney, exit stage right. A little quicker, please …”

You heard it here first. He’ll exit quicker than Al Gore.

Ronnie Raygun

November 15th, 2012
8:18 am

Best quote of the day:
“Conservatism isn’t really about the things it claims to be about. It isn’t really about free markets and moral values; it’s about authority — the authority of bosses over workers, of men over women, of whites over Those People.” Paul Krugman

indigo

November 15th, 2012
8:18 am

Mitt’s comments sound like a combination of out of touch rich man and convoluted Mormon thinking.

Jindal’s comments show he’s first out of the gate in applying Romney flip-flop and 180’s tactics for political gain.

American Republican politics – the gift(curse?) that just keeps on giving.

SBinf

November 15th, 2012
8:19 am

And rather ironic, coming from a guy who has avoided paying income taxes the last ten years using a complicated ruse to defer charitable giving.

gasux

November 15th, 2012
8:20 am

Just shows you how small of a man Romney is. Truly classless. The American voters got it right.

Whatever

November 15th, 2012
8:20 am

Stands,

You might want to plan for it now. Go ahead and discuss the programs we really need and those that can be trimmed. Waiting to some future pie in the sky day won’t cut it.

I’d like a little leadership on the issue today.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:20 am

The GOP talking points get sadder and sillier every year. I’m glad they’ve latched onto “Democrats want free stuff” this time; it’s so easily batted back and mocked.

Thing is, the GOP really doesn’t have anywhere to go with their rhetoric, so long as Obama and the Dems manage to govern with merely mediocre competence. Unless they wish to attack from the left, but I don’t see that happening in earnest (Romney hinted at it, a bit, in the debates) until at least another election cycle.

willydoit?

November 15th, 2012
8:21 am

“Truth Hurts, I guess. but it’s true. The only thing he left off was the Detroit bailout.”

I wonder if they will come in and bail out Hostess now? With only 18,000 employees, does that qualify them to be too big to fail???

MaJo

November 15th, 2012
8:21 am

Jay, I agree with most of what you said, but how is cutting taxes, so people can keep more of what they earned, a gift? You can’t give a gift to someone when they already own it. And I’m not arguing whether cutting taxes is right or wrong.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:21 am

You might want to plan for it now. Go ahead and discuss the programs we really need and those that can be trimmed.

that is the sort of thing that should be studied by a few hundred bean counters working quietly in the background. Not front and center today.

Mr. Snarky

November 15th, 2012
8:22 am

Keep it up repubs! You’re headed for defeat in 2016 with talk like this.

Jm

November 15th, 2012
8:22 am

Patronage is as old as politics

Julia

November 15th, 2012
8:23 am

or maybe Romney lost not because of PBO giving away lots of free stuff, but simply because Romney himself is a giant douche?

Maybe, but what woman would want to use him for that purpose?

You have a point there. how about Mitt lost because he is a giant hose bag and everyone knows it?

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:23 am

…of course since Mitt decided not to do what ever Presidential candidate since 1984 (I think) has done, and release his tax records going back more than a year, we have no idea what kind of “stuff” he’s received, not really.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:23 am

“I don’t think that represents where we are as a party..”

Um, yes it does, Bobby.

H.E. Pennypacker

November 15th, 2012
8:23 am

Or when Romney promised to shield those over 55 from exposure to his Medicare axe, that was a promise of free stuff to his base, senior citizens, and a play for the state of Florida.

Zinc

November 15th, 2012
8:24 am

As a rich, financial guy, I am sure Mr. Romney has NEVER received a gift from the government. No tax cuts, no extra deductions, no loopholes for his business. Nope…none. All the gifts are for the youth and minorities in this country

Ronald Reagan Parkway

November 15th, 2012
8:24 am

The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people. In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups.”
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Romney lost in Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and several other states with “very low” African American and Hispanic populations. One thing is sure; Mitt Romney and the Republicans are on the WRONG side of history!!

Whatever

November 15th, 2012
8:24 am

Stands,

I’d settle for the bean counters if I knew someone cared about what they said. Nobody is taking it seriously. Even if it is just the bean counters they have no authority and neither side listens to them.

The CBO numbers get stated if they agree with the point one side wants to make. They are discounted if that side doesn’t like the numbers.

Bean counters don’t make decisions. Our elected leaders do. I’d like them to start leading.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:24 am

Sounds like Bobby might be better off switching parties. It’s never too late. The power-wielding part of the Democrat Party is the moderate part.

southpaw

November 15th, 2012
8:25 am

Ronnie Raygun @8:18

Paul Krugman on conservatism? Seriously?!

OK. Let’s hear his fellow economist, Walt Williams, on liberalism. “History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they’ve managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic.”
http://www.boycottliberalism.com/Walter-Williams-Quotes.htm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
8:26 am

Hard to believe that Bobby Jindal is the one crying from the inside of the GOP “I see stupid people” and all the others can do is blame their failures on how they were outsmarted by the “most incompetent president evah”.

Ronnie Raygun

November 15th, 2012
8:27 am

MaJo: the tax cut is the gift. If someone offered to let you welsh on a debt, wouldn’t you consider that a gift?

Common Sense isn't very Common

November 15th, 2012
8:27 am

Mitt can now follow his money to the Cayman Islands.

Bye Bye Mittster the shytester

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 15th, 2012
8:28 am

BRO

Of course they all buy votes…not suggesting that is not the case…and the DEMS give the obligatory increases in welfare and the GOP push more goodies for the upper class..the opinions on who is responsible for increases and whether these inflation adjusted numbers are accurate and that 2009 is included in BO’s watch or hangover from Bush watch is subject to dispute..

Geez, you sure got upset about me sarcastically suggesting you listened to Rush…on a serious note, maybe we both should listen to him on occasion..just to be able to suggest we are more balanced…why don’t you go first? :-)

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
8:28 am

As we observe the riots in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece due to austerity brought on by socialism and buying votes we see America’s future under Democrats. Obama clearly has no concern for our economic future in fact he seems to want that kind of future for our country.

TaxPayer

November 15th, 2012
8:28 am

Even Mitt’s “charitable giving” was nothing more than a con game designed to funnel money back in his pockets by cheating both the IRS and the Mormon Church. Mitt the tax cheat is a sore loser.

Atlanta Mom

November 15th, 2012
8:28 am

Mr. Romney believes that people who make $25,000 a year should spend $10,000 of it on health care. And he wonders why people support health care reform.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
8:29 am

Saw this yesterday and chuckled quietly to my self….

Loved the Kos headline on it

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/14/1161742/-Romney-rides-off-into-the-sunset-as-big-a-dick-as-always

(if this gets through the censors)

willie lynch

November 15th, 2012
8:29 am

It appears Romney is still listening to Limbaugh and FOX. I am still surprised by how many still don’t get the idea that 100% of the votes are up for grabs. The rush to now garner the Latino support is telling in it’s lack of thought and vision. Why do you think Black people have supported the democrats for all these years?

Is the offer on the table to Latino’s going to be much different from what you could offer other groups of color? Is there a specific thing that makes Latino’s more amenable to switching there vote after one election?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:32 am

austerity brought on by socialism

The dumb, oh, it burns.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:32 am

Bean counters don’t make decisions. Our elected leaders do. I’d like them to start leading.

Leadership would mean stating quite clearly, that we will begin paring back spending once unemployment is down to what’s considered near-full-pool, i.e., 4%. I’ve no problem whatsoever with the President stating that. I wish he would! And if pressed for specifics, he could speak of hypothetical cost-benefit analyses, wherein we could (for example) determine the impact of allowing privately funded enterprises to handle more of some publicly funded operations.

I know that wouldn’t satisfy the deficit hawks, but to put it nicely, f-ck those guys.

DannyX

November 15th, 2012
8:32 am

Ronald Reagan would have made a great modern Democrat, he gave out lots of free stuff.

He expanded Medicare.

He was responsible for a large part of the Earned Income Tax Credit that Republicans hate with a passion.

He gave amnesty to millions of illegal aliens who are now voting for Democrats as are their children and grandchildren.

He triple the debt by giving away free stuff.

Saint Ronnie has been downgraded to Ronald McFreestuff.

bookman parrot

November 15th, 2012
8:33 am

what a ton of drivel from so many …. nothing here to see.

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
8:33 am

Proceed Governor…

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
8:34 am

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
8:28 am
As we observe the riots in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece due to austerity brought on by socialism
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Balderdash

History Revised

Piffle

Can you say Angela Merkel and David Cameron response to recession?

Oh wait…

You’re still listening to the media that lied to you.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 15th, 2012
8:34 am

Finn McCool (The System isn’t Broken; It’s Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:24 am

I think it’d be bad idea for Jindal to change parties…a return to the middle is what the GOP needs…in this respect Jindal differentiates himself favorably in GOP…at least what the GOP needs to become..

Isabella

November 15th, 2012
8:34 am

Mittens doesn’t get it! Plus, the Republican Party has lost their way! He blamed everything and everyone except himself. President Obama doesn’t win elections by giving gifts; he wins election because he has something intangible yet of intrinsic value to give to the American people… honesty, integrity and character. He also means what he says! Many in the pub party just don’t get it! Plus, you don’t win elections by lying to the people, discounting women, children, old people, minorities, health care and dogs. Contrary to Wall Street, this country isn’t just …all about the almighty dollar! Also, the 47 percent do matter.

Butch Cassidy (I)

November 15th, 2012
8:35 am

Recon -”As we observe the riots in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece due to austerity brought on by socialism and buying votes we see America’s future under Democrats.”

What time does your flight leave?

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
8:36 am

“The dumb, oh, it burns.”

Then get your head out from where the sun doesn’t shine and wash your face. Maybe the burning will stop and you’ll see things more clearly.

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
8:36 am

‘You’re still listening to the media that lied to you.’

We are no longer dealing with willful ignorance…IMO, this has progressed to delusional psychosis…

BuckeyeInGa

November 15th, 2012
8:36 am

Wow, Romney still can’t comprehend that he lost the election.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
8:37 am

GG @ 8.29, I gotta say, the Orange Satan pegged him perfectly:

Phew! He no longer has to pretend that his 47 percent remarks were “just completely wrong.”

He can go back to his belief that 47 percent of Americans are leeches on society. And bragging to his country club friends about all the NASCAR team owners he knows, as if anyone gives a sh-t.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 15th, 2012
8:37 am

DannyX

November 15th, 2012
8:32 am

You are spot on…don’t discount the amount of welfare spending under Nixon either..

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:37 am

Stevie, I don’t think the GOP can sustain a move to the middle/moderate. But yesterday’s rejection of Price was a good sign.

I just don’t see the moderates in the party with enough power and charisma to get the wingnuts to sit still.

Ronnie Raygun

November 15th, 2012
8:38 am

southpaw:

You want to compare Krugman to an Ayn Rand worshiper? Williams has a Nobel prize in economics? Must have missed that in his bio.
But I did see this nugget of “wisdom”:
“He has said of Ayn Rand’s 1967 work Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal that it is “one of the best defenses and explanations of capitalism one is likely to read.”"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_E._Williams

Anyone who take Rand’s fiction seriously has mental problems.

RB from Gwinnett

November 15th, 2012
8:38 am

439K new jobless claims…. Ouch.

I guess you libs are going to call that INCREASE more good news like you did the week before the election too, right?

Jay, find that cheap substitute for Xolair yet? Or perhaps would you care to admit you were wrong?

willydoit?

November 15th, 2012
8:42 am

“this country isn’t just …all about the almighty dollar!”

None of the things you care so deeply about would happen without “the almighty dollar.”

Money….we all need it! Don’t believe me? Just ask your union leadership how important the boss’ money is!

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 15th, 2012
8:42 am

Recon, social programs didn’t lead to austerity measures. The financial meltdown – caused in part by greed and corruption in the financial systems – is what led to austerity measures.

It’s the “shock doctrine” again – use every crises as an excuse to dismantle the social programs we the people use.

Brosephus™

November 15th, 2012
8:42 am

Stevie Ray

I’d say when comparing the growth in welfare vs the accumulation of wealth amongst the top 10% or even 1%, one could surmise that the welfare group is losing. I think one of the reasons why we’re becoming more “dependent” on welfare is due to wage stagnation over the past 40 years. If the bottom 90% saw wage growth anywhere near the rate of the income and wealth growth of the top 1%, we wouldn’t need half the welfare spending we currently have.

The way I see it, it’s all interlaced, and you can’t solve one problem without addressing others. If we increase jobs here with decent wages, you decrease the number of people who need welfare to make ends meet. Increasing jobs also increases revenue to the government for budgeting and other programs. What’s required to get the whole ball started would be for the top 1% to slightly decrease their ingestion of wealth/income and push it back into the economy to spike demand. I just don’t see that happening though.

As to listening to Limbaugh, I would much rather clean my ears with sandpaper-wrapped rusty barbed wire attached to a jackhammer. :)