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Old 01-25-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Did you even read the link I posted in the reply? Read the analysis of who compose the 47%!
Romney did not call those people desperate moochers. Those words came from left stretches of what they thought they heard. Listen to the Mother Jones copy of what Romney said and maybe you will realize that he did not say those words.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Did you even look at your own link? If you didn't, then go back and look at Figure 2. It didn't start in 1990, but after Reagan signed his tax reform of 1986 which exempted poor people from income tax (it seemed like a good idea then and it still is a good idea now). After Bush passed his tax cut, even more people were exempted, hence you see the spike around 2001. Then the last spike is when the Great Recession hit.

It amazes me that Republicans will use this statistics to ***** and moan about half of society. After all, it was their policies that are largely responsible. It is like watching a dog chase its own tail.
Why don't you tell us why Obama and his Democrat Congress didn't change all those Republican mistakes when they were in complete control? Remember that they were spending all their time pushing Obamacare and Stimulus instead of things like you are whining about.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Mitt Romney is quickly becoming Sarah Palin...
You people are trying very hard to get him to the point you and the media think you have her.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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But wait, Ann told us Mitt was done. no more tries for the white house. Does he think he will finally have a better chance in 2016? Let him keep talking, he was his worse enemy and clearly nothing good for the country.

When you look at the best of the repugs, it looks pretty pathetic for 2016 - Rubio, Paul, Ryan...

More interesting is who will take Obama's place? I think Biden will be too old and not really electable. Hilary is probably the single most qualified person iin the country and I expect many would like to see Bill back in the white House(even as First Man) .
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:59 PM
 
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Mitt Romney: ?I?m not going away? - Anna Palmer - POLITICO.com

So Republicans, do you want this unemployed loser hanging around your party in public?
#1 He is employed. His job probably pays more than yours.

#2 If he is a loser what are you? He is a successful family man, successful businessman, successful Olympic coordinator, and some success in politics.

Yes, you being a 3rd rate poster full of bitterness give you the authority to call far more successful men than you losers.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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But wait, Ann told us Mitt was done. no more tries for the white house. Does he think he will finally have a better chance in 2016? Let him keep talking, he was his worse enemy and clearly nothing good for the country.

When you look at the best of the repugs, it looks pretty pathetic for 2016 - Rubio, Paul, Ryan...

More interesting is who will take Obama's place? I think Biden will be too old and not really electable. Hilary is probably the single most qualified person iin the country and I expect many would like to see Bill back in the white House(even as First Man) .
It wouldn't be Mitt if he didn't change his mind.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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The one very valuable thing that Mitt has to offer his party is his campaign organization. While it proved to be no match for the Democratic organization, it is the only one that's worth anything. Karl Rove and the other outsiders totally tanked.

That suits Mitt just fine. He's not ever going to run again, but he will definitely become a big wheel behind the scene, and will surely refine his organization. Mitt is the ultimate details wonk.
The organization also allows him a way to shape the party along the lines he thinks best, something he could not do as a candidate.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It is immaterial whether MR stays or goes. The GOP POTUS nominee is no more relevent than the Washington Generals starting lineup when playing the Globetrotters.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Mitt Romney isn't unemployed, and he is hardly a "loser."

Romney has had nothing but successes for most of his life. One could say that what he touches "turns to gold." He has been a smart business man, investor, and has turned many businesses into profitable enterprises from failing ones.

Easy to do when Daddy is rich and successful. Daddy was CEO and Chairman of American Motors. Mittens went to private school. He was CEO of Bain Capital and ran the Salt Lake City Olympics, and he did a good job of running the Olympics. His main job for the past 10 years seems to be running for various offices. He first ran for Senator in 1994 and lost, but he ran for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and won. In 3 years his approval rating fell from 61% to 34%. He's run for President of the United States twice, and so far . . . he hasn't become President. He lost in a landslide in the electoral college in 2012. He also lost the popular vote.

Barack H. Obama has no successes. He has accomplished virtually nothing in his life. His entire life has been spent in a war against America. His friends are corrupt politicians, union thugs, and enemies of freedom. He seeks not to ensure equal opportunity for all, but equal outcome. This is anti-American at its core.

Don't be silly. Barack H. Obama has been a lawyer, law professor, senator and been elected President of the United States twice. Yes, he has been more successful than Mittens. Live with it.

Hail to the chief! Oh, King, live forever!
Hail, hail Obama!
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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Why don't you tell us why Obama and his Democrat Congress didn't change all those Republican mistakes when they were in complete control? Remember that they were spending all their time pushing Obamacare and Stimulus instead of things like you are whining about.
First, Dems were never in complete control. This is a falsehood that keeps getting repeated. Second, I am not whining about lower taxes on the poor, elderly, disabled, and students.

What you fail to see it that I am pointing out Republican hypocrisy. They are the ones claiming that half of society are freeloading moochers, but it was largely their tax policies that allowed this. Obviously, this point goes over your head, but why am I not surprised?

Plus, if trickle down economics actually worked, then we wouldn't even be having this conversation, would we?

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