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Opening Arguments

I'll be gloomy if I want to

Are you kidding me?

Don’t buy the doom and gloom pronouncements from conservatives telling you, “this is the most important election in history.” A loss for Mitt Romney would not necessarily spell long lasting disaster for Republicans, nor would it be the death-knell to conservatism. In fact, it’s possible a 2012 loss could lay the groundwork for a stronger Republican party and conservative movement.

A stronger Republican Party and conservative movement? Maybe, maybe not. But how about the damage to the country Barack Obama can inflict with four more years, you absolute tool?


tim zank
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 3:56pm

I buy some of Lewis' contention that an Obama win would in fact breed a really rowdy and focused conservative backlash come 2016 but the most important reason Romney needs to win is exactly as Leo points, imagine the havoc President Zero would wreak in the next 4 years... 

Christopher Swing
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 5:02pm

Romney doesn't even know what "middle class" is, and you're calling someone a tool for not being worried about Obama?

tim zank
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 5:47pm

That is correct, you are a tool if you are NOT worried about Obamao.  Glad you understand.


Oh, and Eat-mor-chiken...

tim zank
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:06pm

Just curious Swing, since Romney's wealth seems to be such an enormous problem for you,  what's your take on all the other previous Presidents who were (by and large) very very wealthy men?



Our 1st President's wealth make's Romney look like a pauper in comparison..as did Kennedy's...How would being wealthy today make Romney any more out of touch with the "middle class" (or any other class for that matter) than all those previous Presidents


Christopher Swing
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 10:27pm

Don't be stupid, Zank. Or at least try not to be any more so than usual. (And try to get over your butthurt at being called out as a bigot over the Chik-Fil-A thing. You'll just have to accept that you'll look no better in the future than segregationists look now.) You're making up a position for me that I don't have.

It's not how much money Romney has, it's that he destroyed jobs in the US to get it, hides it offshore to avoid paying taxes on it, won't release his tax records for more than 2 years because he likely committed fraud hiding gifts to his children, and has proven over and over that he has no idea what it's like to be a regular person who actually has to work for money.

Harl Delos
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 3:07am

I don't mind Mitt Romney's wealth ar all.  It's hidlack of character that boyjrts me. 

Whatever issue is important to you. Tomnet is in afreement with you - and in afreement with those who hanethe opposire position as well.  He's so slimet, used car salesmen are paragons of virtue in comparison.


This country needs a giid republican presidemt/  It's a shame that none og the good re[iblican was running fir the office/


Sat, 08/04/2012 - 6:19am

Swing whines that Romney doesnt know what the middle class is. I wonder if ladies who wear $6,800 jackets know what the middle class is.  Oh well, it probably makes me a "bigot" for bringing it up...or a racist or a (fill in the blank)

Christopher Swing
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 12:58pm

No, just not very smart, Eric.

Last I checked, Michelle Obama wasn't the president, nor has she ever run for the position. And having a particularly expensive thing now doesn't mean someone's been rich and privileged their entire life.

If you want to bring up the value of the first lady's wardrobe, you're going to have to take into account Romney's wife's as well. Are you sure you want to go there? Because it's a safe bet one doesn't even begin to compare to the othere.

Red herring, anyway. Romney's running for president, not first lady. And wishing to have Romney come clean about his taxes isn't whining, it's a legitimate concern. The only reason you call it whining is you know you have no good answer for it.

"...it is a good bet that Mr. Romney’s vetters have picked through more than two years of returns of his vice-presidential contenders. And the Senate typically requires more for confirmation to a cabinet or even a subcabinet post."

Yet this living political cartoon wants to be president, and won't even provide as much documentation as lower-level positions typically require. Did he forget where he left his taxes like he forget when he actually worked for Bain?

If he hasn't committed fraud, why won't he release the records? What's Romney trying to hide?

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 11:57am

Hum as far as the Romney tax records, the same could be said for certain school records and passports which have never been disclosed! How many years do you want him to provide?