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Old 05-03-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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I went to look for the blog mentioned in first paragraph...can't find it. If you can locate the source and post back with a link, I'd appreciate it. That's why I don't believe everything I read on the internet!

Ann Romney's $990 shirt - worth it? - POLITICO.com

 
Old 05-03-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I sure wish Obama would have settled for a $990 T-shirt instead of insisting on a trillion dollar yearly budget deficit--four years in a row.
That's something that the liberals should think about.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Not's not entirely so. Harry Truman was a simple man, like us, and most of our politician's began life that way. Harry struggled through war, business failure, a ruined reputation, family problems. He was never wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. And, he never forgot his roots. I could give other examples, lots of them.

The difference for the elites, such as the Romney's, Bush's, Kennedy's, is that they never knew the every day crises, the value judgments and daily decisions which characterize the lives of those who have to fight for what they've gained. Anyone who wasn't born into wealth knows that a $990 T-shirt isn't just a shirt: it's a representation of what else that money could have gone for. We everyday folks wouldn't buy one if we could because we've been where that $990 would feed the family for a couple of months, catch up on unpaid bills, fund a child's education or any one of a thousand other things more important.

When you've never had to worry about money, it's just another T-shirt instead of a profligate waste of a finite resource. They could afford to buy it without worrying about what would have to be put aside because of it. Worse, they never thought about the effect it would have to wear it in front of people who DO know what it represents.

Their lifestyle reminds me very much of the British Raj in India. The elite Brits just went right on taking advantage of their un-accepted, un-noticed, advantages they had without ever being aware of how the impoverished Indian's viewed them. When the masses of India finally rose up and threw them out, they really didn't understand why.

When, or if, the Romney's lose this election, they won't understand why either. They'll never get it.
Don't put Kennedy in with the likes of Goldfinger Mitt. Kennedy had a true empathy for average people that is totally absent in Goldfinger. Maybe his time in the service where he served among the ordinary people played a part. Goldfinger and Bush were both draft dodgers who avoided service during a time of war. They are lesser men because of that.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Don't put Kennedy in with the likes of Goldfinger Mitt. Kennedy had a true empathy for average people that is totally absent in Goldfinger. Maybe his time in the service where he served among the ordinary people played a part. Goldfinger and Bush were both draft dodgers who avoided service during a time of war. They are lesser men because of that.
Was Mitt's missionary experience not good enough to count as serving with ordinary people?

The idea that the Kennedy's understand the plight of everyday Americans is laughable.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Not's not entirely so. Harry Truman was a simple man, like us, and most of our politician's began life that way. Harry struggled through war, business failure, a ruined reputation, family problems. He was never wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. And, he never forgot his roots. I could give other examples, lots of them.
Truman is the worst president. As much as I hate FDR, Truman is worst. Truman drop 2 A-Bombs, at two cities full of citizens. This is against the Japanese who was retreating, they were losing the war.

Truman probably just a front man. If FDR was still alive, he probably would has drop it too.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Was Mitt's missionary experience not good enough to count as serving with ordinary people?

The idea that the Kennedy's understand the plight of everyday Americans is laughable.
No. Touring France on a bicycle with a bunch of other rich Mormons is not in the same league. I guess you must never have served or you would know better than to draw such a ridiculous parallel.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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No. Touring France on a bicycle with a bunch of other rich Mormons is not in the same league. I guess you must never have served or you would know better.
All Mormons are rich? I have Mormon friends that went on missions and they're not rich
 
Old 05-03-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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It's not that I begrudge her wearing a $990 T-shirt. It's just that I can't imagine them both being so clueless that they never even considered how that might play with....um,....less that wealthy voters.

They REALLY DON'T GET IT.



Why does Ann Romney keep calling Mitt a 'wild and crazy' guy? (+video) - CSMonitor.com
No, Ann has a long way to go before she catches up with the expensive clothes and jewelry Michelle Obama has chosen to wear while the Average American is facing hard times.

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I sure wish Obama would have settled for a $990 T-shirt instead of insisting on a trillion dollar yearly budget deficit--four years in a row.
Isn't that the truth! I doubt future generations are stuck with the bill of Ann Romney's T-shirt. The Obama debt on the otherhand is the gift that enslave future generations into servitude.
 
Old 05-03-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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$990 t-shirt, $400 haircut. Sounds like these folks are getting ripped off!
 
Old 05-03-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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No, Ann has a long way to go before she catches up with the expensive clothes and jewelry Michelle Obama has chosen to wear while the Average American is facing hard times.

Isn't that the truth! I doubt future generations are stuck with the bill of Ann Romney's T-shirt. The Obama debt on the otherhand is the gift that enslave future generations into servitude.
The debt is largely due to unfunded Republican wars, unfunded increases in prescription coverage, unneeded tax cuts for the richest Americans, and the collapse of the global economy under the blind and never-watchful eyes of Republican regulators. All of which are the doings of the Republican Bush administration and all of which are policies Goldfinger wants to return to (well, no break for seniors on those drug costs).
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